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  1. #1
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    May 2002
    Location
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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    Dear America,

    I suppose we should introduce ourselves: We're South Louisiana.

    We have arrived on your doorstep on short notice and we apologize for
    that, but we never were much for waiting around for invitations. We're
    not
    much on formalities like that.

    And we might be staying around your town for a while, enrolling in
    your
    schools and looking for jobs, so we wanted to tell you a few things
    about
    us. We know you didn't ask for this and neither did we, so we're just
    going to have to make the best of it.

    First of all, we thank you. For your money, your water, your food,
    your
    prayers, your boats and buses and the men and women of your National
    Guards, fire departments, hospitals and everyone else who has come to
    our rescue.

    We're a fiercely proud and independent people, and we don't cotton much
    to
    outside interference, but we're not ashamed to accept help when we
    need
    it.

    And right now, we need it.

    Just don't get carried away. For instance, once we get around to
    fishing
    again, don't try to tell us what kind of lures work best in your
    waters.

    We're not going to listen. We're stubborn that way.

    You probably already know that we talk funny and listen to strange
    music
    and eat things you'd probably hire an exterminator to get out of your
    yard.

    We dance even if there's no radio. We drink at funerals. We talk too
    much
    and laugh too loud and live too large and, frankly, we're suspicious
    of
    others who don't.

    But we'll try not to judge you while we're in your town.

    Everybody loves their home, we know that. But we love South Louisiana
    with
    a ferocity that borders on the pathological. Sometimes we bury our dead
    in
    LSU sweatshirts.

    Often we don't make sense. You may wonder why, for instance - if we
    could
    only carry one small bag of belongings with us on our journey to your
    state - why in God's name did we bring a pair of shrimp boots?

    We can't really explain that. It is what it is.

    You've probably heard that many of us stayed behind. As bad as it is,
    many
    of us cannot fathom a life outside of our border, out in that place we
    call Elsewhere.

    The only way you could understand that is if you have been there, and
    so
    many of you have. So you realize that when you strip away all the
    craziness and bars and parades and music and architecture and all that
    hooey, really, the best thing about where we come from is us.

    We are what made this place a national treasure. We're good people.
    And
    don't be afraid to ask us how to pronounce our names. It happens all
    the
    time.

    When you meet us now and you look into our eyes, you will see the
    saddest
    story ever told. Our hearts are broken into a thousand pieces.

    But don't pity us. We're gonna make it. We're resilient. After all,
    we've
    been rooting for the Saints for 35 years. That's got to count for
    something.

    OK, maybe something else you should know is that we make jokes at
    inappropriate times.

    But what the hell.

    And one more thing: In our part of the country, we're used to having
    visitors. It's our way of life.

    So when all this is over and we move back home, we will repay to you
    the
    hospitality and generosity of spirit you offer to us in this season of
    our
    despair.

    That is our promise. That is our faith.
    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixTransform View Post
    very soon it is you that will be pwned

  2. #2
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    Jul 2003
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    2,407
    ok ok we got it the first time.

    It was a good letter though.

  3. #3
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    should I post my reply again so rob10 can call me an a$$hole again

  4. #4
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    please do

  5. #5
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    He joey

    Ya'll didn't happen to lose BOB in the storm!!

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