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    Re: Singer has outdone themselves

    You put all that on a horse?


    :p
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    Re: as I was being handed my glass of bourbon

    So - it was a "learning opportunity" for Paul?

    I'm trying to picture the reaction I'd have gotten doing that. It would not have been pretty & possibly ended up with me taking a taxi. :)
  3. Thread: Cartoons.

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    Re: Cartoons.

    I was at AT&T yesterday to look into a new phone. I'll go with the plain jane iPhone 8, but the gal there said "If you don't have time to do the transfer & stuff today, wait until Monday, as Friday,...
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    Re: as I was being handed my glass of bourbon

    Wazzat?
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    Re: Another classic parked in my neighborhood.

    I woulda guessed 58 or so - but am no expert. I had a 59 GMC Suburban that was very similar to this - but 270 6 cyl. & factory 4WD. They fit the 4WD components by adding 4" or so blocks under the...
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    Re: The 'Economist To The Oligarchs'

    Having never studied economics to any degree, this was an eye-opener to me. Thanks for the thread & link, as the link explains a great deal to me. Just might have to get the book.
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    Re: as I was being handed my glass of bourbon

    Get up Monday morning @ 0300, at the airport by 0400, 0530 flight out, change in Detroit, get to Columbus by 1100. Friday, leave client's in Columbus @ 1430, at the airport by 1530, change in...
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    Re: as I was being handed my glass of bourbon

    2 outa 4 for me. Damn that MI layover!
  9. Re: The Toyota dealer called, my new frame is in.

    I know at least a dozen people who've gotten new frames from Toyota. Every one of them felt that Toyota had really done right by them & will buy another Toyota because of this. One truck had over...
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    Re: as I was being handed my glass of bourbon

    She insists on upgrading to boxed?

    [ducks & runs]
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    Re: as I was being handed my glass of bourbon

    I fly through Atlanta or Detroit about 15 times a year - sure haven't seen any upgrades to 1st class. I do pay to get in the comfort section - but that should be labeled "barely tolerable".

    On my...
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    Re: South Sound Insanity

    Nah - cut in the middle & epoxy it back together. Should last (most of) the race...

    I guess 39'10" w/l is a bit too long? I've got a honkin' big chute though!
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    Re: Kavanaugh Sex Allegations

    Enduring & important IMO. Also some pretty remarkable scholarship. And - it's not science fiction, but fantasy.
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    Re: Yet another take on electric cars.

    FTFY :)

    BTW - a lead acid battery bank to get 100 miles would weigh as much as a whole car.
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    Re: Kavanaugh Sex Allegations

    It's like calling freedom fighters "gunmen". Works too.
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    Re: Kavanaugh Sex Allegations

    That we can agree on. Should prosecute the person as well.
  17. Re: Do you think Jerry Brown is calling for violence?

    Graham - you've become too accustomed to the sleaze in the White House. Just because he offers to pay court costs for people who beat up his detractors does not mean that other people think the same...
  18. Re: Do you think the walkaway movement will hurt the Dems in the midterm elections?

    I think that makes you some sort of radical!
  19. Re: Do you think the walkaway movement will hurt the Dems in the midterm elections?

    Wait a sec here. You are saying that it's not good to have a self centered, lying, misogynist, ignorant about world issues, money grubber as our president?
  20. Re: Gareth's favourite rig I think - even more so than catboats

    I've always thought that a wishbone ketch was an interesting rig & would love to sail one sometime.
  21. Re: North Carolina Literally Passed Laws Against Science on Sea-Level Rises

    Florida state employees are not allowed to use the terms "global warming" or "climate change"

    A law against rain wouldn't do it - but if you made wind & waves illegal as well you'd be all set!
  22. Re: Gareth's favourite rig I think - even more so than catboats

    Which one? The gaff topsail sloop or the wishbone ketch?
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    Re: How To Build A Pedal Car 2: A Thread

    A quick break into a fun little piece that seemed appropriate:

    https://www.facebook.com/Goodwood.Revival/posts/232598134102285/
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    Re: Yanmar SB12 Using Oil

    While you could probably get away with honing the cylinder, no way could it be bored to oversize in situ. Another issue is that honing puts a lot of oil & grit into the cylinder & all over the...
  25. Thread: Pr0n

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    Re: Pr0n

    Hey Alex - no discord or anything like it intended - I was just having some fun on a topic that struck me as amusing. I mean - what percentage of people in the world would care or even understand...
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    Re: Kavanaugh Sex Allegations

    What's the rush? Get him appointed before the election!
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    Re: Kavanaugh Sex Allegations

    BS sir.

    She held it back because the woman wished ti remain anonymous - for which I don't blame her because your guys will drag her through the mud.
    She has since given detsils
    She's good with...
  28. Thread: Pr0n

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    Re: Pr0n

    No need for concession! I was hoping we could get into a fun debate.

    There is a narrow passage on the way back to my mooring where I can take the boat right next to the rocks/small cliff side as...
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    Re: Ipods and the dam

    Took 'em long enough.

    I just rented a Nisan Maxima. Decent car, but to use Carplay, my phone had to be plugged into the USB port + every time you turn the car off & back on again, you have to...
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    Re: Ipods and the dam

    They sure do. I have a customer that uses 'em for remote data collection. Work slick.

    Carplay ain't so hot. Until we finally get ios 12, it forces you to use apple maps (which really suck) &...
  31. Thread: Pr0n

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    Re: Pr0n

    Technically no, effectively, yes?

    Let's see what other unimportant minutia we can debate, ok? :)
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    Re: Yet another take on electric cars.

    Of course they could. It's no different than bypassing an electric meter on a house.
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    Re: Yet another take on electric cars.

    NH has some: ...
  34. Re: Do you think Hillary will accept the results of the election if Trump wins?

    I accept them. I just wish I'd wake up from this nightmare & find out my country hadn't elected such a disgusting creature as president.

    I disagreed with both Bushes & Reagan, didn't much care...
  35. Thread: Fort Trump

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    Re: Fort Trump

    Trump can screw up anything can't he? You'd think getting a base named after him would be worth offering the president of Poland a sest.
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    Re: Yet another take on electric cars.

    As 100% replacements for gas powered cars - for sure. However, there are many uses for them: deliveries & people like Margo who don't drive long distances, for example. That covers quite a few...
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    Re: It's nice to have imaginary friends

    I've felt that way after some time in the bilge! :p
  38. Thread: Nomad Games

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    Re: Nomad Games

    Great pics - thanks. Who can't shoot a bow & arrow with their feet while standing on their hands? They oughta at least try something difficult!
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    Re: Investigate Kavanaugh

    First question is easy - because they are teenagers & teenagers explore. They also lack judgment.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    And there you go. I think that 1) this is the best thing for Petrel & 2) it sounds like the best thing for you. All it'll take is balancing Petrel work with time on the new boat - and wife, kids,...
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    Re: Cartoons.

    While they're out riding fences?
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    Re: RIP Pilsbury Doughboy

    Now you're just being a PITA...
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    Re: It's nice to have imaginary friends

    I completely agree. It's been a lot of fun to "real world meet" many as well. I've managed to do it in 6 states so far & have enjoyed every one.

    Additionally, the knowledgebase here is...
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    Many US states don't require a title for anything over 10 or 15 years old. Some do require a registration though - while others (like mine) only require a bill of sale.

    Silly - as a $1500 2006...
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    Re: Pr0n

    So you were all wung out. I'd say that the balanced lug would be much the same as wing & wing - which is a good trick for a catboat!
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    Re: Pr0n

    So - you were sailing wung & oar?
  47. Thread: Tornadoes!

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    Re: Tornadoes!

    Tornadoes scare me more than most any other weather phenomenon. Totally unpredictable. When I lived in Arkansas, one destroyed a house 100' away from ours & we just lost leaves on trees.

    Glad to...
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  50. Re: The ranting thread. Feel free to rant about anything

    That is an annoying one! Probably a corollary to "Hang up & drive!"
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