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  1. Re: Sawing out a Hole in the Sky (a jaunt in the mountains).

    Great story, great read. Please continue!
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    Re: Hey Varadero.

    Laughing through my tears, brah!

    Nothing but kind and healing thoughts and gratitude for your sharing here.
  3. Thread: Dogs !!!!!

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    Re: Dogs !!!!!

    Of course, as with everything you ever knew, loved, touched, stood next to, heard of, smelt, felt or dreamed about, you are the best. I mean, really, you're from California now.

    I think I'll just...
  4. Re: The nationwide record of violence at Wal-Mart stores indicated tow things

    It's not uncommon to see folks in huge fancy motorhomes camping in the local Wally parking lot during the summer. Funny to see these people in quarter million dollar rigs scrimping on campsite fees. ...
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    Re: What's the best thing you've ever eaten?

    When I dove for urchins out of Santa Barbara in the late 70s it wasn't uncommon to find abalone and purple hinged rock scallops in the same habitat. It was illegal to take the abs and scallops for...
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    Re: Maybe we complicate sailing way too much

    I believe those are traditional Brazilian sail/ fishing boats called Jangadas. Notice the guys bailing with a bucket on a stick? In northeast Brazil the fishermen would toss that water up onto the...
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    Re: Mixing religion with politics in San Diego

    I guess once you accept the concept of original sin it's not much of a stretch to believe that voting Democrat condemns your soul to eternal damnation. Whodathunk God had a position on gun control...
  8. Re: Hello_wanting to move back to Laguna Beach California

    Better not plan on driving anywhere on PCH on weekends either. Lovely town, but when I lived in that vicinity in the late 70s I already felt like I'd gotten there 40 years too late.
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    Re: Cool Stuff on Barges

    Spite house was originally built here in the Burg,

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Xx0N7O1X5XQ/S13Sy7sX2aI/AAAAAAAAA4I/jCLsz9VdcAo/s400/Loading.jpg

    but later sold and relocated by barge up the coast...
  10. Re: Please Higher Power, Inspire Brian Adams to Make this End!

    Amos Garrett... another unsung Canuckian hero...


    https://youtu.be/by0Ns9GiDLk
  11. Re: Please Higher Power, Inspire Brian Adams to Make this End!

    [QUOTE=Chris Woodward;5052645]Maybe this will pick you up.

    I love La Bottine Souriante!!! Way too much fun in concert!

    Pardon the country, but Ian Tyson has written so many wonderful tunes I...
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    Re: Pron - Kayak Burnings

    [QUOTE=Arizona Bay;5052221]http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc125/nirgal2/Wooden%20Boats/clc%20wood%20duck%2012/DSCN0050_zpssdmtgtit.jpg


    Isn't that the onramp to the Mobius Expressway?
  13. Re: Has anyone been involved with the Big Brother program?

    I was a BB for about 6 months while I was in the Navy in New London, CT. I really feel I was making a difference in the kid's life, doing and seeing things he otherwise might not have done with his...
  14. Thread: How Much More?

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    Re: How Much More?

    Our deepest sympathy and support. So very sorry for your pain and loss.
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    Re: Trump could go down in history.....

    Read this description of a possible future if Trump is elected in the Sunday paper. The closing paragraph is priceless.
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    Re: Oyster Season OPEN

    Season opened? It's oyster season year round up here. Unfortunately, the price ain't cheap, $15 per 1/2 doz selects at the local joint.

    The obvious solution is to grow your own, which I started...
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    Re: Make no mistake- this a war

    https://youtu.be/aDRnUGdIhCY
  18. Re: Toilet repair 2: Dear Hardware Store Checkout Person

    Wet's sop?
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    Re: Brotm bikini thread

    Didn't learn much from prior experiences, eh?
  20. Re: And the first arrest for attempted voter fraud in the 2016 election goes to...

    Deplorable.
  21. Thread: Morning Mist.

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    Re: Morning Mist.

    Beautiful! Thanks for that!

    We were camping on the edge of Scarborough marsh 2 weeks ago. At dawn the marsh grass was concealed by a low ground fog, but we could see the heads of egrets and blue...
  22. Thread: Shrinking.

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    Re: Shrinking.

    I was 6'3" in the Navy (late teens, early twenties). I'm 6' 2" at 65 yo, but had a spinal disc issue in my 30s that probably resulted in my reduced altitude.

    Of course, gravity sucks.
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    Re: Just Good Ol' Boys, Never Meaning No Harm...

    I will add that I suspect that this may be a huge restraint move by the Gov't. Inconceivable to us now but a total Aha! moment next year when the trap springs, much as the restraint at the Bundy...
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    Re: Just Good Ol' Boys, Never Meaning No Harm...

    A jury of their peers...
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    Just finished the second of the Natchez Burning trilogy, titled The Bone Tree, by Greg Iles. Absolutely enthralling suspense/ whodunit/ historical novels. Don't start reading Iles on vacation if you...
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    Re: England versus The United States

    https://youtu.be/h4BYdTrkWoo
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    Re: Cheating death before a grande schooner

    No choice words shared between crews?
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    Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT........ tomorrow.

    This thread is rigged. Rigged bigly! Or bigly rigged. Regardless it's skewed against everyone equally.
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    Re: Been gone from here for more than 10 years

    I remember when you sailed away, to the envy of many. You checked in every once in a while, then just disappeared. Would love to hear some sea stories.

    Oh yeah, welcome back, Pat.
  30. Thread: Figure heads

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    Re: Figure heads

    While I admire the wardrobe malfunction in Pless's post, I'm partial to this, which garnered admiring looks and the occasional Trumpesque grope back in the day.
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  31. Thread: weirdness

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    Re: weirdness

    Yeah, you're right, most of it goes to the lawyers and ex wives. The Drumph would say that's what makes our country great...again. Our players' lawyers and ex-wives make more than yours!

    Can we...
  32. Thread: weirdness

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    Re: weirdness

    Kinda makes ya wonder why League and Union players make such a pittance, doesn't it?
  33. Thread: weirdness

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    Re: weirdness

    Oh, yeah?
  34. Thread: weirdness

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    Re: weirdness

    Yeah, but your guys aren't weighted down by umpteen pounds of padding and support wraps. Hell, anybody could prance around nearly naked for an hour or so like your lads. And prance they do! ;)
  35. Thread: weirdness

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    Re: weirdness

    Wow, I've never before heard of rounders. I thought baseball was invented here in the US. Maybe we just invented the name.

    So, Nick, what's more boring...rounders or cricket?
  36. Thread: weirdness

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    Re: weirdness

    Nah, I got the exact response I was goin' for, Rummy. If you guys didn't rise I was going to throw in the recent rate of highly paid athletes dropping out of lucrative contracts due to the extreme...
  37. Thread: weirdness

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    Re: weirdness

    Doh!
  38. Thread: weirdness

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    Re: weirdness

    I think the NBA does that once a year to try to convince you folk how much more interesting brutality with a pointy ended ball is than your limp version.
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    Re: the yellow boat thread

    Gawd, is that thing still running? It was already pretty old when we lived there from 95-97.
  40. Re: Who here holds the record for being banned the most?

    Tyler Durden is surely up there, along with Stan V. Being a rabid righty seems to bring the worst out in people.
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    Re: Why do you own a wooden boat?

    I was afraid I was accumulating too much money.
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    Re: the yellow boat thread

    Nah, she's just heavily armed.
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    Re: the yellow boat thread

    http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/Hotrubum/DSCF2001.jpg
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    Re: the yellow boat thread

    http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/Hotrubum/BadKitty.jpg

    http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/Hotrubum/BK2.jpg
  45. Thread: drunk too soon

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    Re: drunk too soon

    Yeah, whenever I pui my default mode seems to be posting the picture of me mooning the committee boat.

    Nothing worse than dwh the next morning... (deleting while hungover)...:D
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    Re: Weird Al autotunes the debates :)

    Ya ever notice that Weird Al never ages? He's a regular Dick Clark.
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    Re: Weird Al autotunes the debates :)

    Bigly!
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    Re: Watch out for winter, in the Northeast

    Yep! All the traditionally dependable indicators are blowing up. Grey squirrel tails are bushy, the acorn crop for both red and white oaks was prodigious, the birches started turning in August. It's...
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    Re: Trump on Moby Dick

    That's some funny stuff, there. As one tweet noted... the deplorables won't get any of this.
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    Re: politics at its finest

    http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk146/EdKunowice/Bill%20and%20Hill_zpscbbirmhj.jpg
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