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Saturday, April 10, 2004

interesting sludge- an old old friend

So, some net surfing yeilded some interesting sludge yesterday. Its quite astonishing what comes up sometimes when you put an old friend's name into the browser and do a search. I found a guy who was pretty much my best friend from ages 6-13 or so. I wrote about him once on Renae and I's historical document here . This is some of what he has been up to lately (its text and quite long, but funny). Then there's this video made by the same friend that has a special place in my heart, for obvious reasons. Its short, (fair warning:f-bomb in the very last second of the vid).

But how deep does the rabbit hole really go? What can I say? Watch this.

Jealous admiration. Again. Still.

19 comments:

Renae said...

Oh my GOSH! Can't say I'm surprised, though. Too funny! You were mentioned a time or two. He hasn't changed a bit, as far as I can tell.

Renae said...

I'm half scared that he's going to prank us, now that you've put him wise to our blogs. Yes, we were so hard to find before, and I've always been hiding from the likes of Brad!! Now I've totally jinksed myself, I am sure to be tortured into insanity. I'll be watching over my shoulder for the rest of my life. What was that woman's name that he pranked everyday for like 20 years? Mary? Does he still call her? Well, if weird things start to happen, I'll know who it is. Do you hear me BC? I am wise to your evil doings!! Plague me not, or I'll sick those missionaries on you 100 times a month. (Crap, now I've gone and challanged the guy). Besides, he'd probably like it if the missionaries visited him 100 times a month. It'd be like the guy in Second Hand Lions filling out business reply cards, inviting all of those sales people out, just so they could drive them away with shot-guns.

Brad Carter said...

YOU TWO WILL RUE THE DAY THAT YOU TRACKED ME DOWN. SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN, BOTH OF YOU! MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!

It's weird, but for some reason I never put either of your names into search engines. And I search for everyone in my free time, which there is a lot of. I even came across Eric F's Myspace awhile back and we exchanged a bunch of wacky stories.

I've really enjoyed reading these blogs. I spent yesterday evening reading every single post on this one and on Tadpoles. Yours is next, Renae! It's nice being reminded of all this craziness.

Brad Carter said...

Oh, and I hate that CNBC thing! I look scared to death in it and I'm boring. Next time I'm on TV I'm going to jump around and rip my shirt off or something.

Bruce said...

holy cow, its the real brad carter. ive heard stories of your... your.... ive heard stories about you brad. im renaes hubby. john, why don't i get honeralble mention on your blog? ive done plunty of stupid stuff too.

Renae said...

Hey Brad! I love your "favorite book" on your blogger profile! I read that one religiously.

lizS said...

oh, what? my blog's not worth reading? i mean, i'm just the WIFE after all, not a bit important. whatever! i don't need you! i don't need anyone!!! in fact, if you read my blog, i'll be really angry! what do you think about that huh? well guess what? i DON'T CARE!!!!

Brad Carter said...

Oh yeah, now I remember you, Bruce! We met briefly a few Christmases ago. I was wondering who this Bruce guy was that kept popping up in all the posts.

Brad Carter said...

Liz, the truth is that I had your name (and Bruce's) on that list too, but then, as an afterthought, I erased it just so I wouldn't seem too stalkerish too soon. Not that I CARE that you care if I care or not! But I plan to be a Sever family fanatic and will read every single word that any of you write from now on. You guys will get so sick of me that you'll probably be taking your blogs private soon. You'll be having secret meetings on the best way to get rid of me.

lizS said...

we already do, brad, we already do.

Anonymous said...

Brad, the CNBC made me remeber the time you got in trouble in 5th or 6th grade when we were supposed to write about what we wanted to be when we grew up, and you wrote that you wanted to be a terrorist. So... according to CNBC- you are a terrorist now! Congratulations on achieving your dreams.

I have to say I am having a bucketload of fun having you around. Did everyone check out the guest book?

John

Brad Carter said...

You know, after reading that initial post about me a few times, I still can't remember the Vincent Sever thing. I do vaguely remember filling out business reply cards for people, but I assumed we used to do that to our enemies. I didn't remember that we were harassing family!

And the old lady that I picked at random - is that the one that me and you started pranking in the 80's? You had this hilarious prank idea of calling 254-4999 and saying to the person who answered, "Whoops, my finger must have slipped on one digit because I was trying to call 254-5000!" I regularly continued to call the old people at 254-4999 until the late 90's when they finally had their number changed.

I also don't remember getting into trouble for the terrorist thing. I thought the teachers were amused by all that. I know one of our teachers (I can't remember who) thought our bomb blueprints were awesome. I think it was you who wanted to blow up the school and me who wanted to blow up the world. I wish I still had our drawings of all that. But I guess it's best that they're gone now - we wouldn't want a terrorist getting ahold of that kind of information.

timpani76 said...

Hello Brad Carter, nice to see a new face/name at the John Sever Fanclub. I'm just a friend of the family. If you have seen people's comments, Erik is my husband and Danielle is my little sister. Though I think Danielle only commented on the abortion debate awhile back.

Eyepoke said...

Man! I totally forgot about the 259-4999 thing. I also had forgotten about intending to blow up the world! That was such an important part of our life! Seems like it came up alot back then. I think the old lady was Mildred Monday, does that ring a bell? I remember you calling her and insisting that you were Mildred Monday and that she was an impostor.

Robbie Robot for president!

Do you remember calling the school from the playground in like 3rd or 4th grade to make a bomb threat? Classic!!! Good stuff, good times.

More later

Brad Carter said...

Oh yeah, I know Mildred Monday very well. She's still alive and answering her phone. I forgot that you would know about her. I just think her name is cool, and that she always loved to say her name in every call.

We used to really bug Domino's pizza a lot back then, so I'm sure that was your inspiration for calling up 254-4999. Ah, the carefree days before caller ID...

I don't remember making a bomb threat from the playground at all! How did we manage that?? Geez, I don't remember making bomb threats period. I'm surprised you would go along with something like that.

Now that you mention that, though, I do remember trying to start a fire inside the tire thing (aka our space ship) on the playground. You were supposed to be my lookout while I lit some grass with my magnifying glass, but you failed me and a teacher saw what I was doing. I don't think I got into any serious trouble over that. They took away the magnifying glass but gave it back to me after school.

I remember Renae ending up in my car a few times in high school. My car was full and I didn't know many people in it, but she said something to make me go, "What? Huh? Renae Sever is in my car??"

Here are those emails between me and Eric from a couple years ago. I haven't really spoken to him since we talked back then. You might find it amusing since he mentions you.

Oh and hi, timpani!

Eyepoke said...

Dude.

The bomb threat story is one of my all time favorites! How could you forget?! I remember Eric and throwing gumballs at random strangers very well indeed. I will have to hunt him up sometime.

Ok I am going to have to post the bomb threat story just for you, but not tonight, my sleep needs me.

Hey is there actually more than one email from Eric on that link you put up, cause I seem to only see one? Maybe in the morning it will all come clear...

I have a son named Erik....

Eyepoke said...

Speaking of which the other day Erik and I were having a sword fight (he is 2) and all the sudden I suprized my self by saying:

"ERIK! I am your Father!

It stuck me a totally hilarious at the time.

Brad Carter said...

I can't wait to hear the bomb threat story! I honestly don't remember a thing about it.

Weirdly enough, I remember staying home "sick" from school one day (I think maybe in Jr. High) and someone called in a bomb threat to Blair. It wasn't me! I was home alone, watching TV and I noticed police cars and the entire school evacuating. I turned on a police scanner to hear that "no devices were found."

I was really scared that I would get blamed for it. Or at least my parents would think I was responsible for it. I know I would think I was responsible. Maybe it's because of this alleged bomb threat you say I called in that made me so paranoid that day. Or maybe I have a split personality and I really did do it.

I remember us driving Renae mad nonstop. Once I had a camera and we wanted an angry picture of her for the Weirdo Weekly so you did something to tick her off while I snapped a picture. It was a blurry picture, but great. I must have lost it since I don't have it anymore, or maybe it's hidden somewhere at my parents' house.

Once she was selling Kool-aid and, just to upset her, you dipped your entire arm into the full pitcher of kool-aid. And she freaked out, of course. I feel bad for anyone who bought from her that day.

Bruce said...

brad, i can see that it is a good thing that you and i did not know each other when we where younger. im shure we would had been charged as adults for some thing. you can ask any one on this sight, i am not the worlds most.... well lets just say you and i would have gotten into trouble together.