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    Re: Favorite Music: take flight and win

    Not everyone's a Roxy Music fan, but this is a beautiful song IMO. Maybe I posted it a ways back? If so - too bad, here it is again... :)
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  2. Re: Christine McVie, of Fleetwood Mac, Is Dead at 79

    Spare me a little of your love. Written by her for the original FM - before Buckingham/Nicks took it over. Christie will be missed for sure!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiGEEHtumDM

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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    Only if you're square...
  4. Re: Maybe Matt Gaetz isn't out of the woods yet. Greenberg pre-sentencing

    Not to Reps in Florida - they love him.
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    Back when mere mortals could afford to belong to a yacht club, my dad did a winter frostbiting series in Dyer Dhows (9' dinghy). At the end of the season, he said "OK, now I can say I've done it." ...
  6. Re: Maybe Matt Gaetz isn't out of the woods yet. Greenberg pre-sentencing

    I bet Desantis being convicted of a sex crime would make him even more popular amongst the Rep. base.
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    I guess I'm just a wuss. I find nothing whatsoever fun in sailing in cold weather. Cold & wet make a lousy combo - though 50F & sunny on a beautiful October day is just fine.
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    Re: Any truck drivers here?

    I disagree on it not giving one a middle class life. It can - though certainly not upper middle. Once one has a few years experience, 80K is possible nowadays. However, the best paying jobs...
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    Sure - they had to obfuscate the reality by adding "porter". Different times... ;)
  10. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    Minimalism at it's best... ;)
  11. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

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  12. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    IMO, it was less HRC herself than the arrogance of the DNC & their ignoring rural voters. In addition, the Reps had done a masterful job of character assassination. Heck, in the 60's she would've...
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    Re: Some Favourite Songs ---

    I missed this thread when it first appeared.

    Not only did I see the Sons of Champlin a couple of times in '72 or so, but a # of them came to a party at our house in Fayetteville, AR & ended up...
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    Re: When fishers don't listen to scientists

    Sure sounded that way to me.
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    You may be right.

    In addition, anyone know what the point of the US messing with the Iranian flag was? Seems a childish action that does nothing but tick people off.
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    From Michael:

    Re: RFNK’s question about “what are hay rails used for?”, they are called hay rails because they look like the temporary rails put on hay wagons at haying time. They are used to hang...
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    Re: dinner

    There was a time I woulda done that. Not anymore.

    When in high school, there was an ice cream place in town that had a thing called the "Banana Imperial". I don't remember exactly, but 2...
  18. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

    OK - not memes, so I guess they fit in the "and" category. More at the site: https://mymodernmet.com/tom-bob-cool-street-art/
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  19. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    I thought it was too Kevin!
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    :) As I said - not mine, an internet pic. Mine was dark green, with way less chrome, plain wheels & nowhere near3 as purty. Maybe it had been done by Napco - but it didn't say so anywhere.
  21. Thread: Paul Top This

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    Re: Paul Top This

    OK - have to tell a story that I think is funny - especially with the insanity of today's gun world.

    A friend always kept a loaded 22 near his bed - unless there were any kids around - then it got...
  22. Thread: Paul Top This

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    Re: Paul Top This

    No - you might end up picking up sticks...
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    Y'all are welcome. Michel did indeed bring valuable insight to the WBF. Lots of "Ain't what people want in boats something?" pics too... :)
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    Michael just sent me a reply to your question - which is likely more useful than my wise-ass response...):

    Re: George Jung’s question, “…is this a one-off, or will they build several (a fleet)...
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    Re: Paul Top This

    Or a Trump designed anti-Covid suppository.
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    Pretty sure mine was 1/2 ton. Never saw "NAPCO" on it either. Great truck until it succumbed to road salt.
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    Re: Paul Top This

    I have a friend who always carries. We got stopped for speeding in NY state (his car, him driving) & as he pulled over he said "Put your hands on the dash & do NOT take them off it without...
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    Big time.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Here on the other coast we spell it sammich though...

    Still sounds good!
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    Michael Mason's newest boat

    Hi - I heard some great news from Michael (mmd) & wanted to share it with the forum. It's in the bilge 'cause 1) it ain't wood & 2) more will see it.

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    Today was a good day.

    The...
  31. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    I understand some of the newer ones are decent drivers, but what's to praise about 50+ years of bloated poor handling gas hogs?

    Please sing it - I'd like to learn.
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    Re: Greetings from isla

    Glad to hear he's OK & thanks for taking the time to check on him!
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    One of the things I liked best about the truck was how it shifted - the lever was easy & smooth as silk. 2WD to 4WD was equally easy, though, of course, you had to stop to go to low range. Fords...
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    Fiat Spider 2000 (sometimes referred to as a 124 Spider)

    It has a back seat/shelf that a person can sit sideways in if needed, but mostly it's handy for stuff. A big drawback to the Miata is the...
  35. Thread: West Wing

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    Re: West Wing

    Over on the Ted Lasso thread someone called it the greatest TV show ever. I immediately thought of West Wing when I read it. Fantastic show (as is Ted Lasso).
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    Re: Ukraine

    And ground water plus aquifer contamination
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    Mine was factory 4WD. Pretty early in GM doing 4WD, so they put 4 or 5" blocks between the springs & axles to make room for the forward differential - jacked-up suspension before it was a thing. ...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    OK - wrong kind of football... Univ. of Vermont doesn't even have a football team, but their men's soccer team just shut out UCLA to make the NCAA quarterfinals. Not bad for <12K students.

    Now...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    Seems they had a 4HP electric version - with all of the batteries behind the driver. Bet it didn't handle very well...

    The heater in the gas versions was an oil cooler mounted in the cab.
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    Well - it has to be registered as a motorcycle... Tecumseh power forever! Or maybe replace it with a Honda so it'll run for more than a week.

    No connection, etc.
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    Re: Ted Lasso, the dart game.

    Glad to hear there'll be another one. What an unlikely show - couldn't have anything to do with good writing, eh? Great characters too.
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    Re: 1910 Tesla?

    Ha! Tom Swift. My dad had the complete series which I read avidly - though it sure was dated. I then read most all of the Tom Swift Jr. series. Far from great literature, but they sure did expand...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    While I was rooting for Michigan, I got a small glimmer of hope for the future of OSU football. When their player got penalized for the head butt, the OSU coach looked really pissed & yelled "Get...
  44. Thread: Fir die off

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    Re: Fir die off

    Vermont maple experts have predicted that, if warming continues at the same rate, we will have conditions like the mid-Atlantic states & won't be producing any maple syrup in ~100 years.

    In the...
  45. Thread: Unusual hobbies

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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    Dumpster diving is a hobby? Huh? Isn't it something one just does?
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    Don't apologize for the digression Jake - fascinating!
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    Diagonal :p
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    I had one of these (59 GMC). Mattress in the back when it wasn't hauling stuff of course...

    https://cdn1.mecum.com/auctions/wa0614/wa0614-185141/images/wa0614-185141_1@2x.jpg?1402344109000
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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    But isn't that was creates the creosote, necessitating the chimney cleanout?
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    Re: top this

    We spent the meal discussing how we could get more litter boxes & LGBTQ info into schools along with a requirement that all teachers must be trans. Then we went out knocking on doors to get...
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