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Rur. impossible. Getting those kids to settle down is like tryin' to scratch your ear with your elbow. Fixing all the leaks in that old roof is like tryin' to scratch your ear with your elbow.
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I'm just a plain man and nae dancing master; and I'm tryin to be as ceevil as it's morally possible.
One supporter posted on the page: "I really dont no (sic) wat (sic) happen from when I went 2 school we had prayer an (sic) sang the Pledge of Alligance (sic) wat (sic) has happen 2 people tryin (sic) 2 stop prayer anywhere God will judge those people.
or if his feelins hav changed, he cld b tryin 2 end things without hurtin u.
CELEBRITY FIT CLUB - I would rather boil my head than watch these Z list celeb's tryin 2 lose weight & get some TV exposure.
Rice is so taken with Jim Crow's dancing that he first mimics it and then ponders wearing blackface offstage as well as on--which, as Jack Diamond remarks, "`puts him several cuts above most men I've known who do a lotta damage tryin too hard to be white'" (81).
The Easy A film star wrote: "Rihanna you look so ugly tryin to be white.
Jackson rose to fame when his debut albulm "Get Rich or Die Tryin,'" which sold more than 6 million copies in the U.
Unusually, for the Scarlets, they have failed to gain a tryin two of their last three games.
The Easy A movie star wrote: "Rihanna you look so ugly tryin to be white.
M keeps tryin Michael m leave when lead him in d ms atbM dale m) Nathan's car theft antage and Nicola is turn to work, even if bringing her baby Meanwhile, Ashley ng to avoid Sally, and akes his excuses to n Debbie tries to nto her bedroom.
What we can't have is a situation where three go up and then the same three come down with two years of parachute payments - before tryin to get back up again and suffering the same fate.
As for the 50 Cent vehicle "Get Rich or Die Tryin,' " well, it does have a solid performance by Terrence Howard but little else.
After his friend Bono put him in touch with top rap producers, Sheridan was determined to work on Get Rich or Die Tryin, even if it meant being labelled an "idiot".
50 Cent comes full circle with the movie based on his 2003 record-breaking album, Get Rich Or Die Tryin.