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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    We just had to replace our 14 year old Whirlpool front loading washing machine. It would not start a cycle, or fill with water. The local big-box store had a 30 day lead time to even obtain a new...
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    Re: Castle Bilge Rat gets a refresh!

    I'm with you, Skip - new walk-in tub, new washing machine ( old one 'died' ) , and we will paint the house interior .



    Rick
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    Back in the early '70s, California had a strict Motor Vehicle Code - vehicle headlights were to be no lower than a certain minimum height , and no higher than a certain maximum height. I don't know...
  4. Re: Speaking Of the Hazards of Compressed Air Tanks

    Geez, Paul, I used to have 2 actual .50 BMG machine guns _ mounted on tripods welded to the deck of my destroyer. The recoil of those was not to be believed. I can't even imagine the recoil of...
  5. Thread: Kazakhastan

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    Re: Kazakhastan

    ^ Anne may have the right of it, I'm thinking :rolleyes:
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    Ala 'the Man in the Iron Mask' method (?) :p
  7. Re: Speaking Of the Hazards of Compressed Air Tanks

    That was an oxygen cylinder (an 'E' [?] ) - an F tank of compressed gas WILL travel through several concrete block walls, if the valve happens to get knocked off .
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    Re: Boeing 777 9X

    Carrier-based fighter planes have had folding wings for a loooong time, just saying ! ! !




    Rick
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    Re: Writing a Book

    Hey Joe - I just reviewed the last two pages of your 'Ciao' thread ( my router went bonkers and locked me out of 'only' the WBF, then suddenly self-repaired -- yup, it's most likely possessed ) , ...
  10. Re: Trump and the DOJ decide on a special master

    But, but . . . . Will he get paid ? ? ? :p
  11. Thread: Sandmann

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    Re: Sandmann

    " Blood in the water" ? One wonders who will sue him, knowing he now has some money . . . . . :p
  12. Re: keith wilson, cris ross, other minnesotan forumites. . .

    Methinks I left Minnesota too soon (2008) - - but lots of good food down around Rochester - Fiesta Mexicana comes to mind if it's even still there - and a couple of other once- favorites



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    Re: Castle Bilge Rat gets a refresh!

    It's time for us to re-paint ( new construction house we have lived in for 14 years - painted most rooms one by one, but hallways and closets are still 'builder beige' ) . Please post your...
  14. Thread: smoked meat

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    Re: smoked meat

    I don't do much barbecue / smoking these days, but Todd, those examples look great ! :ycool:
  15. Re: How to go insane or try working this one out.....

    Smoke, love, and respect back to you, Barney - (for some reason, my router 'blocked' this website, and I am just back after a week of Internet 'withdrawal' ) Great to be back, and good to see...
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    Re: The silence of the lambs

    Obviously, if you have an 'R' by your name, you are expected to bend a knee to the prince of the moron horde :p
  17. Thread: Age 21

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    Re: Age 21

    I turned 21 on April 4, 1968 (that date sound at all familiar ?) . I was at the Naval Base Great Lakes, and planning to drive down to Chicago, where my then-girlfriend, now wife of 51 years had...
  18. Thread: Ciao

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    Re: Ciao

    Joe , you appear to be 'assimilating' ( is that the right word ? ) into the Florentine / Italian world quite well - Could it be that Bronx folks are mere steps removed from native Italian (?) . . ....
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    Re: She said, “She Shed”

    Lights, heat, bar fridge , large screen TV - A most excellent make-over ( and I do really like the 'Upon further review' sign ) Y> Y>
  20. Re: What is the most important skill you were ever taught?

    One of the most important skills , to me, is patience - the patience to stand back and allow your child to fall off the bicycle the first time -- the patience to have your son grind the gears as he...
  21. Re: Yay! Palin loses to Native American Democrat

    Has she learned the 'shoulder the Montenegro guy out of the way' move from Donald Trump, so she can edge out Viktor Orban and get to the microphone ? :rolleyes:
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    Re: What’s waiting fro me when I return

    ^ Ain't the Forum a great place ? ? Y> (reference posts 50 / 51 / 52 )
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    Re: If only I knew how to code in iOS....

    Norman, I have no coding background, but wonder if you could reach out to someone at (say) AARP or one of the groups working under the ADA ( Americans with Disabilities Act -I hate when folks use...
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    Re: Another nugget from Facebook

    As a 'lapsed Jew' , as was evidenced by asking my soon-to- be father-in-law, who was deeply religious and went to pray morning and evening, for cheese on my hamburger - when he asked how I wanted...
  25. Re: Skip Kilpatrick Is the BROTM of September…

    Trust Skip to only have a shiny bucket - Nothing but the best for our incoming BROTM ! ! ! :ycool:
  26. Thread: Ciao

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    Re: Ciao

    Joe, just a note of caution ( which I learned in a somewhat painless way) - Back in 1977, my wife flew to Naples to join me when my destroyer cruised there. Trying to impress ( what else ), I got us...
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    Re: What’s waiting fro me when I return

    Joe, keep an 'eye' on Renee, and let the other stuff work itself out ! ( I can relate to the stress level - when we owned our flower shop, one of our floral designers had a heart attack at the...
  28. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Chris - zip ties are available in various colors - Would, say, red at 1/4 capacity, yellow at 1/2, green at 3/4 work for you ? ?


    Rick
  29. Re: Lindsey Graham has devolved into a mewling moron

    Well, maybe the vast majority of them don't know which end of a nail gun shoots the nail - -- - just saying ( guy must have been watching too many movies where the hero says ' Nailed Him! ', I...
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    Re: Another nugget from Facebook

    Thanks, Jim - that IS indeed another gem from Ebay - My wife got a good laugh from the posted description :rolleyes:


    Rick
  31. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

    ^ 'Good fences make for good neighbors' Y>
  32. Re: I am personally supporting my vet this summer.

    My Chihuahua / Cairn terrier rescue 'Lucy' had a golf ball size lump on her cheek, didn't seem to bother her. It turned out to be an abcess, and it had to be drained ( she also lost 6 bad teeth in...
  33. Re: Lindsey Graham has devolved into a mewling moron

    Just to be perfectly, totally clear here - in the 14 years I have lived here , I have NEVER cast a vote for the above- mentioned Senate placeholder :ycool:
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    Re: Daughter Update

    We are (electronic) neighbors, are we not ? [ just takes a long while to walk over and borrow that torque wrench or scraper ] :rolleyes:


    Rick
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    I can really use gloves such as that - on one occasion, I was holding a single-edge razor blade carefully in my right hand, away from my body, and 'somehow' managed to get a cut from it - on the...
  36. Re: How long before "Truth Social" disappears?

    Reportedly, Devin Nunes is on salary for $750,000, due to increase to $1 Million in a year or so -- that should drain the coffers ! !
  37. Re: Laser slingshot. Time to renew your man card.

    ^ Oh dear, that could certainly be awkward . . . :p
  38. Re: the guy who owns pur sang, of pur sang bugatti fame

    Jake, check the 'wiki' on J C Whitney - looks like they are no more ? . . .
  39. Re: Laser slingshot. Time to renew your man card.

    Doesn't EVERYBODY need one of those ? :rolleyes:
  40. Re: Where, and how, would they imprison Trump?

    Considering his 'off-the-books' talks with Vlad , and the GOP's (and his) welcoming of Viktor Orban to CPAC, can we label them all as '5th-columnists' and therefore a threat to national security ?
  41. Re: the guy who owns pur sang, of pur sang bugatti fame

    That was my well-thumbed 'dream book' as a teen-ager before I got my license -- also the spin-offs and wholesale versions : Warshawsky & Co,. Tyler Automotive Unlimited Incorporated , and one...
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    Re: the colonial homestead

    Ok, Keith - I gotta ask . . . Did you ever get to 7 Corners Hardware ?
  43. Thread: Ciao

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    Re: Ciao

    Joe, thank for keeping up the 'travelog - I may have mentioned it 'up-thread' , it's been 45 years since we toured Italy on a railway 'kilometer pass' the times do change !
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    Re: the colonial homestead

    ^ it certainly does look like it - they may even have more planes there than a lot of the Forumites combined inventories ! ! ! :rolleyes:
  45. Re: A peculiar pickup truck visited my neighborhood today.

    Side exit exhausts, and a dark-painted steamer trunk in place of the crate - but 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' :rolleyes:
  46. Re: A peculiar pickup truck visited my neighborhood today.

    ^ Doug, it was a 'peppy' car - I once drove past the Oceanside CHP (California Highway Patrol) headquarters at 3 AM doing 87 MPH . Trooper pulled alongside, gave me a quick onceover, and drove off ....
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    Re: the colonial homestead

    ^ Tom, please report back - I used to live in Chatfield, MN ( southeast corner of the state) and we had a lot of Amish / Mennonite in the county. Tough, hardworking folks who rode in horsedrawn...
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    Re: the colonial homestead

    Darn, Paul, you should have given me a moment or two to get my drool bib in place ! ! ! Great looking store ( No credit cards accepted )




    Rick
  49. Re: A peculiar pickup truck visited my neighborhood today.

    Back in the early 1970's (1972 / 1973) I drove a Fiat 850 Spyder roadster. We lived in Long Beach, Anaheim, and Camarillo, California. At that time, emission testing was mandatory for vehicles 850...
  50. Re: Seattle CL Find: Table Saw + Router Table

    Great discovery, Nicholas - wrong coast for me, but a lot of 'bang for the buck'




    Rick
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