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Postby seashells » Thu May 03, 2007 4:23 pm

Just saw Scanner Dan this afternoon - the man looks ROUGH! He's in bad shape - is there anyone actually watching out for this guy's welfare?

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Postby blunt » Thu May 03, 2007 6:54 pm

Never heard of him.
Or Cosmo.

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Re: Scanner DAn

Postby jammybastard » Thu May 03, 2007 7:07 pm

seashells wrote:Just saw Scanner Dan this afternoon - the man looks ROUGH! He's in bad shape - is there anyone actually watching out for this guy's welfare?


some sorority girl named "Meredith".
or maybe she's a cop...hmmmm...

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Postby white_rabbit » Thu May 03, 2007 7:12 pm

Define rough.

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Postby jjoyce » Thu May 03, 2007 8:19 pm

I've seen Dan recently myself, and he looks rougher than that photo.

Also, if Meredith is still a sorority girl, she's the oldest one around.

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Postby blunt » Fri May 04, 2007 1:52 pm

Meredith's clothes says she's a cop.

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Postby wolfsbane » Fri May 04, 2007 2:21 pm

I doubt anyone is looking out for his welfare. Given his constant, creepy attempts to chat up or otherwise foist himself on teenage girls from streetcorners, I think most people just try to stay away from him.

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Postby jjoyce » Fri May 04, 2007 2:26 pm

When I was in school, most students cheerfully tolerated Dan. When his comments became a little too much for women, someone would invariably tell him so, or to just shut up. And he would.

He's certainly capable of communicating on a regular level; I remember having a conversation with him at the Lake St. McDonald's about the best value meal.

I'm not sure if he still carries the scanner, but I'm sure I haven't seen him in what used to be his signature Delta Gamma sweatshirt in a long time. What made that hilarious was DG's status as probably the most exclusive sorority on campus at the time.

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Postby jammybastard » Fri May 04, 2007 3:02 pm

Damn! That gives me an idea...
next time we print up Tangy tshirts I'm going to give one to him. Great advertising.

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Postby BobArctor » Fri May 04, 2007 6:48 pm

blunt wrote:Meredith's clothes says she's a cop.

Bullshit. She's a teacher.

The Guardian Angels should enlist Dan as a listener.

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Postby Wet_Pavement » Sat May 05, 2007 1:31 am

blunt wrote:Never heard of him.
Or Cosmo.


Yeah, these guys can't hold a candle to that other State Street, WYOU regular...You know the one I'm talkin's about...Bald, but not sure if that's voluntary or not.....wears goofy New Agey necklasses.....won't reveal his real name.....tortured many local musicians for years...What is that freaks name???

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Postby Integral » Sat May 05, 2007 1:46 am

Random S'Dan Verbatim: Who is Scanner Dan?

[quote]1. “I’ve heard that, uh, I mean, I’ve seen Scanner Dan outside on his porch in the summertime with no clothes on. He has underwear on, but I see him ‘cause I live, like, 2 blocks away from him. He lives on West Wash and I think he keeps his Scanner there or something. He listens to police calls on his scanner.â€Â

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Postby Marvell » Sat May 05, 2007 12:29 pm

That's awesome.

Nice job, I.

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Postby blunt » Sat May 05, 2007 4:16 pm

BobArctor wrote:
blunt wrote:Meredith's clothes says she's a cop.

Bullshit. She's a teacher.
.


Um.
No.
Unless there are 2 Merediths.
Or teacher is the new cop.

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Postby blunt » Sat May 05, 2007 4:17 pm

Wet_Pavement wrote:
blunt wrote:Never heard of him.
Or Cosmo.


Yeah, these guys can't hold a candle to that other State Street, WYOU regular...You know the one I'm talkin's about...Bald, but not sure if that's voluntary or not.....wears goofy New Agey necklasses.....won't reveal his real name.....tortured many local musicians for years...What is that freaks name???


Damn!
On the tip of my tongue.....


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