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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    What the heck? I’d easily put all these on my own list. Hahaha.
  2. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

    Probably. The lady who took the photo is from Cornwall, so it’s possible. I don’t really know anything more than that the prompt was Day 24 of boatober as provided by my online art friends.
  3. Thread: Boat Art

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    Re: Boat Art

    I put on more the art on the thread. If you want to see it.
  4. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

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    Day 24 is done, Man. Whoo-hoo!
  5. Re: Danny MacAskill Postcard from San Francisco

    Oh, man. I’m pretty sure some of my buddies would hype that clip up, too. We might could score you a few gigs! I’ll definitely do some serious thinking and scouting.
  6. Re: Danny MacAskill Postcard from San Francisco

    Oh, I can make a prop hat to fit over the helmet. I absolutely NEVER ride a bike or skateboard without a helmet, anymore. Truthfully, I don’t ride skateboards much, at all, anymore…

    One Wheel Abe...
  7. Re: Danny MacAskill Postcard from San Francisco

    We would have the worst cycling video of all time. :d I keep trying to get Quad to help me film, but he’s busy customizing and photographing toys, and playing music.

    A good film crew and post...
  8. Re: Danny MacAskill Postcard from San Francisco

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    I don’t have any way to share videos, here. Thank goodness. Hahaha. But, yeah, I can still ride a bike like a goon. A bit.

    Ain't no WAY I’m balancing on a tennis net. No way. Although, my...
  9. Re: Danny MacAskill Postcard from San Francisco

    Yeah. I’m not old, yet, though. Not yet. I can still wheelie for a half mile or more, and I still huck stair sets; the monster truck is awesome for hucking stairs, but I limit myself to small sets,...
  10. Re: Danny MacAskill Postcard from San Francisco

    It probably helps that he doesn’t have to sell the farm when he gets hurt, too. I simply cannot risk the costs associated with major injury, anymore, which keeps me grounded more than anything.
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    Re: R/C model sailboats are becoming extinct

    I got a footy hull, keel and rudder that are yours. You just need to put the deck on and add electronics. And add the lead to the keel.
    I believe you know my proclivity for building stuff I may not...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    That’s it. That means I have to go figure out how to use the damned thing, now. ;)
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    Hey! I have a knurling tool. Some neat old guy gave it to me. :D
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

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    What about toy photography? This was taken right by the pull up bar, under the pecan tree.
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    Re: This is a Guitar Thread

    The ease with which Quad plays Rush (and he sings along) is proof to me that he has legit chops. He has developed such a feel for the instrument, and a real knowledge of how to play it; not just...
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    Re: i think you gotta stop

    Looks like the joint around the corner.
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    Re: This is a Guitar Thread

    How in the hell did I let Quad talk me into learning Limelight by Rush so we can play it together?!

    Good gods…
  18. Re: Let’s see each other’s pets or animals, past or present.

    Few things as charming as a whistle pig. They are so social and vocal. I miss ours. Super fun to put them in a chicken-type tractor and let them roam in the yard.

    I miss the excitement they...
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    Re: This is a Guitar Thread

    Put the new fiddle through its paces a bit, today, with the small amp. Holy cuss word! This thing is a tone monster. The bridge pickup is so hot and brash, it just sounds mean; like 100,000 angry...
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    Re: This is a Guitar Thread

    Yar. Bit slipped and just savaged my finger open. It isn’t even a cut, it’s just busted open. And, I thought it was horrible because fingers are such bleeders. Luckily, I didn’t need stitches.
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    Re: This is a Guitar Thread

    Humbucker, single, single, which refers to the pickup configuration. “Normal” Strats come with all single coil pickups.

    I’m blown away by the fit and finish on this guitar. It is head and...
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    Re: This is a Guitar Thread

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    Yep, that’s a Mexican made H-S-S Stratocaster. Yep, the finish is really that lovley. Yep, it lives here, now.

    And, yep, I know how fortunate I am.
  23. Re: Let’s see each other’s pets or animals, past or present.

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    Lucy the Mastiff loves to wear clothes. And her broken toe nail finally fell off.

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    Louise the Pomeranian (aka The Devil) is as fast as any animal alive, and she knows how to use a...
  24. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

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    Here is the sketch for Day 24. The roughing in and layout lines are on a layer I’ve since erased. Which, the best part of digital art is the “back” button. Instant erasing of errant marks. :d
  25. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

    Bruce, I simply draw on a tablet like I would a pad of paper. The only computer aids I use are the layers available in a digitally program; that is, I can separate the drawing/painting into layers,...
  26. Thread: Boat Art

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    Re: Boat Art

    I added another to the thread up in Misc.
  27. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

    I’m glad you’re all enjoying this hidden gem of the internet. :d
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    Day 23. Whoo-hoo!
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    Re: does anybody here

    Contraire! PVA is excellent for gluing up books…
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    Re: Boat Art

    And, again, thank you all for the kind words. These have been fun to do, and I’m thrilled to have been provided lovely photos to work from by internet art friends.

    I’m more than pleased to share...
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    Re: Boat Art

    The problem with analog painting is the time and expense involved. Whew! Until this #boatober challenge, I had never used the paintbrush tool on my goofy app, mostly because I prefer colored pencils...
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    Re: Boat Art

    There is a whole thread with 22 arts up in Misc., in case anyone wants to see more boat art. I have a few more I’ll add to it when they’re done. ;)
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    Re: does anybody here

    There’s a magazine, now?
  34. Thread: Boat Art

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    Re: Boat Art

    The subject is a harbor in Broadstairs UK, provided as a prompt for a challenge called #boatober2022 issued by an online artist friend.

    I could not keep up with the one-a-day pace, so I’m...
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    Boat Art

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    I know a bunch of you don’t venture up above the Bilge, so I thought to share my latest here.

    I hope you enjoy it. :)
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    Day 22, finally. Only a few days late. :D
  37. Re: Trolling for Pless: Is there anything more disappointing…

    Paper straws.
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    Re: Another Kurt Vonnegut letter

    He may be my favorite writer. Definitely top 3.
  39. Thread: trolling rob

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    Re: trolling rob

    Yes.
  40. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

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    How about this for salty? A wooden crab boat, even. Painting lapstrake boats is kinda fun. :)
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    Just wait! There’s some more coming with rigging galore! :)
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    Re: every dog has thair day and this is ours

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    Hot dog.

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    I don’t need no steenking costume!
  43. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

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    I am a little behind schedule. Hahaha. Day 20.
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    Have some Barnabas for Day 19. :)
  45. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

    Yeah, most of them are from the UK. The guy responsible for posting all the prompts is called Doug Jackson, and he’s an artist living in UK. One of my invisible friends. :)

    And, thank you,...
  46. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

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    This one is made of dead trees, so bonus! :) Day 18, complete. More to follow.
  47. Re: Vonnegut addresses today’s U.S. in a letter from 50 years ago.

    Ugh. Nevermind…
  48. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

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    Day 17. I’ll keep posting until the month’s worth of prompts are done.
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    Re: This is a Guitar Thread

    Grrr… two of the songs we’re supposed to play have alternate tunings, and it makes me angry! :D Not really, with the awesome tuners available today that just clip on, or are built into the amp or a...
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    Day 16, but who’s counting? :)
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