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  1. Re: Nancy Pelosi's husband having brain surgery following an attack ... with a hammer

    It's kind of obvious from the fact that the cops didn't shoot him...
  2. Re: Proud Boys member pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy for U.S. Capitol attack

    French fries, if he's lucky.
  3. Re: Molly Russell's inquest to put focus on big tech

    If I had kids of that age, we would already have discussed this stuff in some detail. Mine were grown before this really became a thing, though.
  4. Re: Happy birthday to Andrew Craig-Bennett…

    Happy birthday, ACB!
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    Re: Happy birthday to Flying Orca…

    Thank you all - as much as I'm trying to cut down on social media, it's really good to back here!
  6. Re: Molly Russell's inquest to put focus on big tech

    A modest suggestion. If one is going to discuss this topic, this approaches essential reading: Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (Jaron Lanier)
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    Re: Americans in Europe- strange people!

    Much like my "Quite good, according to the published​ reviews..."
  8. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    Thanks - hope your friends all came through OK too.
  9. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    Chas, how did Murray River/Murray Harbour fare? Lots of my mom's extended family there.
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    Re: Americans in Europe- strange people!

    I would imagine it's about the same as the correct reply to the greeting "All right?"
  11. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    I believe so.
  12. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    Thanks for that, Paul. It's a shame he's no longer on the forum.
  13. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    I'm reminded of the big storm on Groundhog Day 1976, just before we moved from NB to MB. Incredibly daft as it seems now, we were leaning out over the little cliff where the back yard ended in...
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    Re: Annoying truths

    2ϖr don't lie.
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    Re: The art of logo design.

    Yeah, that's freakin' brilliant.



    My pleasure, and that must have been super cool.



    I like that.
  16. Re: Trump and the DOJ decide on a special master

    Good point.
  17. Re: Trump and the DOJ decide on a special master

    More to the point... what does Trump, or his handler, have on him?
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    Re: Guitar gear

    I'm going to run the Pod and my Nord Electro through a ZEDi-10fx mixer (which handily doubles as a USB interface) and out to my studio monitors. If the Nord ever gets boring (hardly likely), I can...
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    Re: Upcoming Fiscal Event

    Nicola Sturgeon must be thrilled.
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    Re: Next project?

    One of the guys who helped develop that system was a pilot in Resolute when I was a kid. He's a physician at Mayo Clinic now I think, or was (could well be retired).
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    Re: Guitar gear

    Oooh I can't wait to see it!

    On the subject of gear, I think I already posted the tiny little practice amp I just bought. For playing out loud, I'm leaning toward this:
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    A whack of...
  22. Thread: kstar

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    Re: kstar

    It's been 20 years away for most of my lifetime; now I'm hearing 5. That seems significant.
  23. Re: Canada stabbings, the world is a f'd up place

    My brother was driving back down from a trip up to northern MB last night; we warned him about hitch-hikers and black Nissan SUVs.
  24. Re: Canada stabbings, the world is a f'd up place

    Holy crap. I haven't looked at the news since this morning. That's seriously messed up.
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    Re: Where in the World is the BROTM?

    Jeez, do you guys ever think about anything besides sex? ;):D

    All kidding aside, that hotel is magnificent. And a distillery festival? Serious envy up here!
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    Re: Jackson Mississippi out of water

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7fgB0m_y2I
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    That's kinda brutal. My dishwasher went through chemo recently, so I had to fill in on occasion... But speaking of appliances, we just had to replace our fridge, and it was a real eye-opener. Next to...
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    This. They even came with my mandoline.
  29. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    All the best from the not-so-dry prairies.
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    All you guitar players, I have to show you the nifty little practice amp I got for the Silver Sky: the Fender Mustang Micro.
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    USB rechargeable. Plug one end into your guitar, plug a pair of...
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    Re: A Canadian thing?

    Oh, certainly. To say nothing of the brothers (and son) Rogers, Finest Kind, James Keelaghan, the Band (mostly), Stephen Fearing and the rest of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and more. I was just...
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    Re: A Canadian thing?

    We do apologize for Nickelback. I'm not familiar enough with Bieber's music to opine, but he seems to be popular with the younger set. I was thinking more of acts like the Arcade Fire, Broken Social...
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    I haven't had a proper electric guitar in the stable for several years, and I have been a Very Good Boy™ lately, so I got me one of these:
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    Re: A Canadian thing?

    I think this is less a thing than it used to me; my generation unabashedly celebrates great Canadians, and we have a lot to celebrate, especially when it comes to music. Canadian bands were/are...
  35. Re: How do you all manage to use the restroom when your boat doesn't have a head

    Now there's a blast from the past!
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    Re: 700 Pages...

    Wouldn't Eric be more of a loon poodle?
  37. Re: How do you all manage to use the restroom when your boat doesn't have a head

    I think I'd want it out past the stern, myself...
  38. Thread: Da*n FBI!

    by Flying Orca
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    Re: Da*n FBI!

    So now the cons want to defund the police?
  39. Re: An assessment of the "Hillbilly Elegy" author.

    Yeah, I can't really bring myself to read Card anymore.
  40. Re: An assessment of the "Hillbilly Elegy" author.

    I'm a huge Helprin fan; I haven't heard that he's "militant right-wing", but he was a speechwriter for Bush the Elder IIRC.
  41. Re: The simple joy of listening to original CD's

    I prefer CDs, and direct from the artist if possible. I rip them to lossless files for iTunes, but always have the original CDs for backup.
  42. Re: The simple joy of listening to original CD's

    I prefer CDs, and direct from the artist if possible. I rip them to lossless files for iTunes, but always have the original CDs for backup.
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    One takes a certain pleasure in seeing ratfsckers get schooled.
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    Re: William Gibson's Idoru is almost here

    It's an audience already familiar with things like Vtubers. I have trouble imagining much naivetée round those parts. The whole of "celebrity" is already manufactured; this is just a next step. (As...
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    Re: House names.

    My house is the exact same vintage, and we're pretty sure it was occupied only by the original family (counting marriages in) until we bought it in 2009. ("Pretty sure" only because the closest...
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    Re: William Gibson's Idoru is almost here

    LIke the man said, the future is here, it's just unevenly distributed.
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    Re: I've had an expensive week.

    My Buddy says "Hi and get well!" to your Buddy:

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  48. Thread: Just....

    by Flying Orca
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    Re: Just....

    Always nice to see your light on, Barney!
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    Re: New Canadian Citizen

    Crib sheet:

    https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~steffan/canadianisms.html
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    Re: Trump's latest social media rant.

    I'm reading a book that suggests that the US right has become a counter-culture, that its transgressions are deliberate and performative. Trump I think is more pathological, but he is a welcome...
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