Fun: Reading posts that make you laugh out loud.

Not Fun: Laughing beer out your nose onto your keyboard while reading a post that made you laugh out loud.

And, just to keep the meme going:

Fun: “Accidentally” mistaking a loose wire for a broken receiver and buying an entire new stereo system so now you can have one on either end of your house and get on-line while listening to really loud music without disturbing the rest of the house.

Not Fun: Knowing you only have fifteen minutes until you are officially the age you said you’d be dead by.

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