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  1. Leonard, and other authors, often utilize third...

    Leonard, and other authors, often utilize third person narration. The characters may not often speak, though the reader is privy to what they are thinking.

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    Nice boat, Rabs!! Well done! Sent from my...

    Nice boat, Rabs!!

    Well done!


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    Re: A sandfly repellent recipe.

    Avon Skin So Soft is pretty good at repelling gnats.

    Kevin
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    Re: shark's eye view of things

    Or,

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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    I collect pictures of dead presidents and can recommend the practice.

    Kevin
  6. Re: Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    ^ the bit about the leather jacket verges into a detailed description.

    Leonard, perhaps appropos of nothing, or perhaps providing more context for this thread, hated anything literary and made it...
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    Re: Reuel Parker's Scow 33 build cost?

    Conversationally, having a boat like that built is probably $300K-$400K, depending upon level of finish and type of fit out. So, again, from the hip, figure $150K or so to build it DIY.

    I grant...
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    Re: Klaatu Barada Nicto

    Really?

    Jennifer Connelly:

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    :D

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    Re: Klaatu Barada Nicto

    Gort!
  10. Re: Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    Leonard begins, Get Shorty with this line, which disputes some of the rules he provided.

    ďWhen Chili first came to Miami Beach twelve years ago they were having one of their off-and-on cold...
  11. I recommend gentle persuasion and living as a...

    I recommend gentle persuasion and living as a consistent and positive example.

    Kevin


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    Boat wooden floor scratches

    That is plywood faced with a teak and holly veneer.

    How big is the entire sole in the area that is scratched? It may be easier and quicker and achieve a better result by simply replacing the...
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    She is a beaut!! Sent from my iPhone using...

    She is a beaut!!


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  14. A regular Massacree! Thanks for the bump. ...

    A regular Massacree!

    Thanks for the bump.


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    Happy Thanksgiving 🦃! Just got back from my...

    Happy Thanksgiving 🦃!

    Just got back from my sisters.

    Kevin


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  16. Thread: JFK

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    I was sitting in a shopping cart, in the checkout...

    I was sitting in a shopping cart, in the checkout line at the A and P supermarket on steinway street in Astoria. My mother was food shopping and the news came in the store from the street, where it...
  17. Thread: top this

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    My sisters sister in law exclaimed that the...

    My sisters sister in law exclaimed that the litter box in schools thing is real. And she had an entire backstory for how it started with one child identifying as a FURRY. From there, the practice...
  18. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    ^ I agree that a Rotary Club, or any group, will mostly reflect the population in the area where it lives.

    Examples:

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    Re: Boat deacessioning

    Thanks for posting this, Ben!

    Kevin
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    My kids are with my ex today. Im heading to my...

    My kids are with my ex today. Im heading to my sisters, about an hour away. My mom, my brother and my sisters family and in-laws will be in attendance. Probably 15 or 16 in all.

    There’s...
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    Hard to say. Probably a plane blade or chisel,...

    Hard to say. Probably a plane blade or chisel, taken through the grits.

    But, since I have never used a chisel to filet a fish or chefs knife to make a tenon, comparisons are tough to render.
    ...
  22. Thread: Chimaera

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    Mull drew sort of Old Fashion lines, huh? ...

    Mull drew sort of Old Fashion lines, huh?


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    all things World Cup 2022 thread

    Sing it brother!

    :)


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    Re: wasp radial, how'd they do that?

    Similarly, I did a story about how marine transmissions are made. Travelled to the ZF plant in Padua, Italy. Numerous parts were doused in liquid nitrogen immediately prior to assembly. These would...
  25. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    Boomers span at least two " cultural cohorts." The oldest Boomers are indeed daughters of the Greatest Generation. Then there are Boomers, like myself, whose parents were post Korean War-Lebanon...
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    Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    I no longer wear a mask even on public transportation or in crowds. I am vaxed, boosted and now so is a high percentage of the population.

    I travel every week, have right through the pandemic, and...
  27. What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    I inherited a 68 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Coupe with a 454 Rocket engine in 1978. That was fun for packing in my buddies and cruising with the eight track blasting.

    At the other end of the spectrum, I...
  28. Re: there used to be a somewhat popular class of vehicles

    I owned a 92 Bronco, exactly as pictured, with the 5.8L H0 V-8
    I used to take the top off all the time. Was not open overhead, as you can see, but was open to the breeze. This may have been my...
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    Re: This is a Guitar Thread

    Just feel it. Practice musically. A person as creative with you will pull it off.
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    Re: Buffy Sainte-Marie

    It was once folk artists who largely called for human rights and societal change. Hip hop artists donned that mantle 40 years ago. Rappers continue to carry the musical torches of protest and...
  31. Thread: Thanksgiving

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    Re: Thanksgiving

    ^ Its probably named, Petit Pois.
  32. Thread: Thanksgiving

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    Re: Thanksgiving

    Thanks, John.

    I always figured the first thanksgiving included fish, which are plentiful off Plymouth this time of year and which would have been easier to catch than killing a turkey with a...
  33. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    Sure. But the attributes I stated are certainly meaningful, dont you agree?

    Kevin
  34. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Noyce!
  35. Re: Monday Morning PSA: Slideshows in meetings

    In a video chat or in person, I usually use my slides like chapter titles; jumping off points for the info I'd like to convey.
  36. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    I am not rooting for Herschel.

    But commitment, desire, focus, the ability to work with others are all characteristics of winning athletes that translate into other endeavors.

    Kevin
  37. Thread: Herschel

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    A bit of overstatement, Jim. Walker was voted...

    A bit of overstatement, Jim.

    Walker was voted into the Pro Bowl twice. He is 35th on the all-time list of running backs for yardage. He lasted 12 years in the NFL. This is hardly the resume of a...
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    Re: This is a Guitar Thread

    Rock it!
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    Re: Circus fat man 1890

    I think fire-incompetence tops the producers' guest selection rubric.

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    I try to always keep a dogs diet in mind when...

    I try to always keep a dogs diet in mind when they attempt to give me kisses.

    Kevin


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  41. Thread: Boat Art

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    That SKY! Nice. Kevin Sent from my...

    That SKY!

    Nice.

    Kevin


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  42. Try as I have over the years, I cannot get into...

    Try as I have over the years, I cannot get into this sport.

    However, I have some Irish friends and family, and also some Turkish friends, all of whom will be rapt. For that reason, I will keep on...
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    Thank you for posting this, Syed. Kevin ...

    Thank you for posting this, Syed.

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    RIP. Saw The Clash live when they opened for...

    RIP.

    Saw The Clash live when they opened for The Who at Shea Stadium.

    Kevin


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  45. Re: 8,000,000,000 People on the planet as of yesterday

    There are seven billion rats in the world, according to a quick Google search.

    Almost a billion domestic dogs

    Half a billion harp seal.

    100-103 Iriomote cats ( A small Japanese leopard)

    ...
  46. Thread: Damned Dams

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    Re: Damned Dams

    On the bright side, their property may increase in size, though, their tax bill might increase as well ( Or maybe the state takes over the " new " land, since it really owned it all along?)

    Kevin
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    If you swapped the wires at the amp, then I would...

    If you swapped the wires at the amp, then I would think its a bad channel on the amp not the speaker.

    Did you swap cables at the amp or at the Speakers?


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    Re: It's not always a gun!

    ^ That's new, as of earlier this year.
    Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
    I haven't hunted in a few years and am out of the loop.
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  49. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    RIP

    Kevin
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    Re: It's not always a gun!

    I can't speak for those who created this survey. I can say that a bow and arrow is considered a firearm in NY state.
    On that logic, I imagine crossbows, zip guns, spear guns and other miscellaneous...
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