Ride out of town on a rail

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  1. The Problem(s) with Olympic Video Games « Buzzmunkeysmunkeycage Blog:

    [...] in the American frontier days, a classic punishment was to banish someone from a town by literally “riding them out of town [...]

  2. Final Fantasy XIII’s endgame disconnect [mild spoilers] – GameWit - The Press Democrat - Santa Rosa, CA - Archive:

    [...] before you get out your pitchforks, torches, tar and feathers and, erm, rail, hear me out. I almost finished “Final Fantasy XIII.” I ground through the game’s [...]

  3. Edris Divincenzo:

    George Clooney is sooooo gorgeous.If you ever read this. Marry Me.

  4. James Briano:

    Don’t forget the Duke and King in Huckleberry Finn:


    I see they had the king and the duke astraddle of a rail—that is, I knowed it was the king and the duke, though they was all over tar and feathers, and didn’t look like nothing in the world that was human—just looked like a couple of monstrous big soldier-plumes.

  5. Robert:

    Did you ever get an answer on this? I was researching myself after watching again and even though it is loosely based in the odessey it does also have a lot if biblical references. AND stokes being out in a plank not a log may be referencing mathew 7:5
    You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. A verse regarding judging others. Fits nicely.

  6. momule:

    The esteemed Word Detective sure took a lot of words to merely say that he does not know. Poor performance indeed for someone who professes to be a quasi-expert. For shame !!!

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