I was planning on staying away fom this thread, but for the sake of diversity I thought I put my two cents in.
Growing up outside of Los Angeles has been interesting, for the most point an average kid baseball etc. Struck out 19 in one game in seven innings, and averaged 2+ strikeouts an inning for a whole year, one of the few things I regret not following through on.
Then I moved to a new school, kids were bussed in from the inner city's at the time. I met my best friend at the time, who grew up in a neighborhood in South Central were one color was superior... you guess. Spent a lot of time down there with him and to make a long story short, I got in heaps of trouble. Several fights, arrests, etc...you guess how deep the rabbit hole goes, I don't want to incriminate myself too much.
The most memorable fight for me was when I was at party dancing with someone, and my friends went to run an errand. Low and behold the enemy came, "the night before a scufful broke out in which we defaced their car "a mustang" by sticking screwdrivers through the doors of their car's while craking them over the head....etc.
I didn't even see it comming, I got cracked over the head and lost my ***
Someone almost **** me with my own ***. That would have been a way to go out. I believe I had to visit the hospital that night, I can't quite remember though. I guess what my dad shared with me is true, "you don't remember things you do not want to, like which horses lost at the track only the winners."
12 years later after I am a family man with two boy's - the oldest will be turning 11 in two months, and I started collecting Star Wars again after taking them to see AOTC.
I thought I'd share this to show that there is quite a diversity in people who frequent JD.