Vulgar words in Little Brother (Page 1)
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I buy weird, fugly pirate editions of my favorite books in China because they're weird and fugly and look great next to the eight or nine other editions that I paid full-freight for of the same books.
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I'm a runty 5'8", while he stands 6'7", and his college basketball days are far enough behind him that his chest muscles have turned into saggy man-boobs that were painfully obvious through his freebie dot-com polo-shirts.
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He always looks like he's about to slam-dunk your ass, and he's really into raising his voice for dramatic effect.
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And it's a competition, with the winning team of four taking a grand prize of ten days in Tokyo, chilling on Harajuku bridge, geeking out in Akihabara, and taking home all the Astro Boy merchandise you can eat.
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I silently passed Darryl ten or fifteen pointy little bastards and we both loaded our shoes.
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It was a locked-down spyware version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft's crashware turd that no one under the age of 40 used voluntarily.
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A few seconds later, Charles's phone spazzed out spectacularly.
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Mostly these things work for spammers as cheap, distributed spambots, filling your mailbox with come-ons for boner-pills or with new viruses that can infect you and recruit your machine to join the botnet.
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Go through to the other side and you're in the 'Loin, where every tracked out transvestite hooker, hard-case pimp, hissing drug dealer and cracked up homeless person in town was concentrated.
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What they bought and sold, none of us were old enough to be a part of (though there were plenty of hookers our age plying their trade in the 'Loin.)
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"We're the team that's going to kick your team's ass at Harajuku Fun Madness," she said.
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But the fact was, we were already in the safest place we could be, not in a building that could fall in on us, not out toward the middle of the road where bits of falling cornice could brain us.
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The girl with the pink hair grabbed her friends and they tore ass downhill, back toward the BART station and the foot of the hills.
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I spotted a bunch of empty benches -- usually staked out by skanky winos -- and pointed toward them.
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"Someone freaking *stabbed* him in the crowd," Jolu said, his hands clenching into fists.
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He kept insisting that he was fine and that we should let him up, and Van kept telling him to shut up and lie still before she kicked his ass.
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What's more, I had to piss like a *race-horse.
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"Look, I don't understand what's going on here, but I really need to take a leak, you know?"
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"Hold it for another ten minutes, then you'll each get a piss-call."
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I wept, crying silently and rocking back and forth while the tears and snot ran down my face.
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Finally, I was peed out and cried out and the guy was pounding on the door.
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It's a little like nudity or taking a dump.
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I pissed myself.
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They came for me after that, once the hot piss had cooled and gone clammy, making my already filthy jeans stick to my legs.
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That's where the baggy-pants-down-your-ass look comes from you know that?
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"Those bastards," I said, softly.
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Also drag queens, angry gang kids, graffiti artists and bewildered gentrifiers trying not to get killed while their real-estate investments matured.
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"The bastards blew it up at the same time as the bridge."
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Sneaky store clerks put them in changing rooms or tanning salons and get pervy with the hidden footage they get from their customers -- sometimes they just put it on the net.
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As usual, there were lots of weirdos hanging out in the station, drunks and Jesus freaks and intense Mexican men staring at the ground and a few gang kids.
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They'd been watching my subway use and wanted to know why it had been so freaky lately.
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Now that I knew I wasn't about to go to jail, I was getting pissed.
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"Maybe that's why she's so freaked out.
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I just got freaked out and did something stupid.
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Can you freaking *believe* it?
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The news-reports confirmed it -- they were calling it the DHS gone haywire, blaming it all on the fake-ass "security" that was supposed to be protecting us from terrorism.
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Holy crap, I mean, they're spying on us all and they're not even competent!"
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It was the kind of game I hated but couldn't stop playing: lots of repetitive quests that weren't all that satisfying to complete, a little bit of player-versus-player combat (scrapping to see who would captain the ship) and not that many cool puzzles that you had to figure out.
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Of course every gamespace was full of pedos and pervs, and cops pretending to be pedo- and perv-bait (though I sure hoped there weren't any cops on the Xnet!).
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No freaking way.
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> At like 8PM they changed shifts and two new cops came in and bawled out the two cops who were there all like wtf?
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> A bunch of the suits got really pissed which was HILARIOUS because I mean ten minutes before they were buggin about being held there and now they were wicked pissed about being let go, like make up your minds!
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The UK High Commission pays her to answer emails from mystified British people across the country who are totally confused by how freaky we Americans are.
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Dead because some bastard decided to kill hundreds of strangers to make some point."
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I pointed him to my blog-post on the radio vans and he came back a minute later all freaked out.
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It was pretty freaky to know that the code I wrote would be used by hundreds of thousands of people, *tomorrow*!
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I was really pissed at him, but trying not to let it show by concentrating on socializing with other people.
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How many times have you gotten on the bus and had every person on it give you a look like you'd been gargling turds and skinning puppies?
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I say, 'Don't trust any bastard over 25!'"
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Hippies are all over San Francisco, both the old stoner kinds with giant skanky beards and tie-dyes, and the new kind, who are more into dress-up and maybe playing hacky-sack than protesting anything.
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They thought that by the time you hit 30, your attitudes would be frozen and you couldn't ever understand why the kids of the day were taken to the streets, dropping out, freaking out.
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She settled it for me by grabbing me in a hug and tugging my head down to her, kissing me hard on the cheek, then blowing a fart on my neck.
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That's pretty freaking hot.
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I had a boner that could cut glass.
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That night it was a relief -- same old druggies and hookers and dealers and drunks.
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[[Books-A-Million http://www.booksamillion.com/ncom/books?&isbn=0765319853]] "They're total whores," Ange said, spitting the word out.
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"In fact, that's an insult to hardworking whores everywhere.
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"You said it, they're whores."
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"Yeah, but whores do it for the money.
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I put together the biggest, most bad-ass site I could, with sections showing the action by location, by time, by category -- police violence, dancing, aftermath, singing.
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Speaking of which, they were going to be *pissed* when they found out I'd been suspended.
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I think the word 'asshole' was mentioned repeatedly."
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I'd been having pervy thoughts about it ever since we'd made the plan.
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His body language really said, "I am totally, utterly pissed."
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Kameraspie slowed the video down here, so we could see, in frame-by-frame slo-mo, the general half-turning, his face all like, "No freaking way are you about to tackle me," then changing to horror as three of the giant DHS guards slammed into him, knocking him sideways, then catching him at the middle, like a career-ending football tackle.
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I couldn't freaking believe that I was about to stop what I was about to stop doing, when I was about to stop doing it.
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Marcus got suspended from school and fought with his dad and wondered if he was good enough for his kick-ass girlfriend.
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He and I watched the news together, him gloating, me shrinking away, quietly freaking out.
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I'd checked in that morning before school to discover that my note had created a gigantic controversy among people who agreed with me and people who were righteously pissed that I was telling them to back off from their beloved sport.
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It all came back to me, the lady with the severe haircut and the questions she'd asked and the reek of piss and the stiffness of my pants as the urine dried them into coarse canvas.
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I armed the tears away from my face and snorted up the snot.
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[[Booksmith http://thebooksmith.booksense.com 1644 Haight St. San Francisco CA 94117 USA +1 415 863 8688]] At first Mom looked shocked, then outraged, and finally she gave up altogether and just let her jaw hang open as I took her through the interrogation, pissing myself, the bag over my head, Darryl.
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There was a reek of cat piss and litter crunched underneath our feet.
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Even without the cat piss, the smell was incredible, like a bus-station toilet.
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By the time I'd run through the whole story, I'd drained the pot and I needed a piss like a race-horse.
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"Shut up, dickhead.
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Something about the danger and the pact to go together -- it made me forget the awkwardness of having sex, made me freaking horny as hell.
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Then debarking to stand in the grass before a group of older men and women in bad-ass, home-made armor, dented and scarred, like armor must have been in the old days, not like it's portrayed in the movies, but like a soldier's uniform after a month in the bush.
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It's a hard decision: do you run naked across the camp, or pick apart the tight, piss-soaked knots in your clothes and then put them on?
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The press who we'd inadvertently tricked into covering the story of the Old People were now interested in redeeming themselves by reporting on how unbelievably weird we LARPers were, and that was when Charles let everyone in school know that Darryl and I were the biggest LARPing weenies in the city.
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It was also freaky -- it made me realize that the next day, I was going to go away.
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The suits were really freaking out.
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It was freaking *glorious*.
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This wasn't supposed to happen -- the choking was just supposed to freak people out and get them confused, not panic them into a stampede.
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And then you're going to go to pound-you-in-the-ass prison, for a long, long time."
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I knew that snot was running down my face.
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I'd pissed myself before.
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I'd had the worst that they could throw at me, and I'd survived it, and I'd *beaten them*, beaten them for months, showed them up as chumps and despots.
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"I pissed myself," I said, cheerfully.
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[[Pages Books http://pagesbooks.ca/ 256 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z8 Canada +1 416 598 1447]] They left me and Barbara alone in the room then, and I used the working shower head to rinse off -- I was suddenly embarrassed to be covered in piss and barf.
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The funding was kicked off by some tech millionaires who couldn't believe that a bunch of hacker kids had kicked the DHS's ass.
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Natalie and her students rewire toy robot dogs from Toys R Us and turn them into bad-ass toxic-waste detectors.