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  1. Thread: West Wing

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    Re: West Wing

    I'm a huge Sorkin fan, but he does have a streak of casual-misogynism that runs through A Few Good Men and Sportsnight and West Wing and Newsroom. Viewed in the time of creation it wouldn't have...
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    Re: Fire at Mystic CT.

    That report is very confusing. Willow and Washington are just south of the drawbridge.... but then there is mention of Noank Shipyard & Seaport Marine which is waaaay out at the end of thee point...
  3. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    GOP has no objection to the SC decision because it sets a convenient precedent for them to go after absolutely everyone else's records when they hold power. Expect subpoena for the entire Biden...
  4. Re: Arizona board delays certification of votes

    Yet another occasion on which this new englander is completely baffled by the significance of county governments out west.

    The whole notion of "county" is barely regarded as an organizational...
  5. Thread: one motion

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    Re: one motion

    That's the first pic I've seen of the new prius design painted silver.

    Tragic.

    It looks spectacular in the orange or the soft blue or the gold I've seen in media photos but you just know that...
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    Re: Monday Morning PSA: Slideshows in meetings

    Architecture school programmed in me a curious dichotomy.

    Maxim #1: You're going to become a good public-speaker, or you're going to wash-out. One's ability to stand before a well-informed...
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    https://youtu.be/UMqLDhl8PXw
  8. Thread: Houston

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    Re: Houston

    You, sir, are living right.
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    Monday Morning PSA: Slideshows in meetings

    It seems that a lot of people need to hear this, perhaps some of those people are here on WBF.

    When participating in a professional meeting of any kind (zoom, teams, in-person, etc) please assume...
  10. Re: It's the night before Gun Deer Hunting here in Wisconsin.

    One of my primary manufacturers is in Wisconsin. This is the plant manager's worst week of the year, he has to fight tooth & nail to get even a skeleton-crew of machinists to show up for work. ...
  11. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Those mega-donors are not altruists, they're buying influence, they're going to spend that money on whoever is in a position to advance their interests.
    They surely hope that some other candidate...
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    eff Qatar.
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    Re: Lamb Osso Bucco

    I think the acidity of the tomatoes takes care of the connective tissue pretty well. Nobody touched a knife last night, we barely needed forks.
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    I second the motion to donate to the restoration of Airlie. We could each do so individually of course but it somehow seems more meaningful if we pool the resource and send one lump sum in Jamie's...
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    Re: Lamb Osso Bucco

    The catalyst for the occasion was my local having a 50% off special on lamb shanks. The half-bottle of wine was the spendy bit.
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    Re: Lamb Osso Bucco

    Coming along nicely, I'd say we're eating early tonight. I may summon the will power to wait until 5.
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    Lamb Osso Bucco

    It's what's for dinner.
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    Re: praising plastic catboats

    which part of Florida is the first pic?
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    Those curious about why the right hates her might recognize that the feeling is almost certainly mutual and reflect on the basis of those feelings.

    Those who extoll her virtues as the foundation...
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    Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    I did same with the boy. When he finished I gave him a AAA card (common roadside assistance here in USA) and told him not to ever change a tire on the side of the road, call for help. Parking lot...
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    Formally requesting a thread on that pickup project! :D
  22. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Yes, I found it curious that they didn't credit McTurtle for that list.
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    An important virtue of my Karmann Ghia is that it needn't be kept original... I'm free to muck it up as I please.

    There are some cars which are remarkably original... "survivors" and I...
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Dear friends,

    I've just learned that Jamie passed away Monday night.
    He'd had a rough few days and was ready to go, and then did so peacefully.

    The vague plan for the moment is to simply...
  25. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Translation: we caught enough saudi money to be free of this dumpsterfire, and would prefer not to pay it all to defense attorneys.
  26. Thread: Ooof - COVID

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    Re: Ooof - COVID

    My advice to all is to self-test profusely. Tests are available and not very expensive.

    The fact that I tested as soon as I noticed symptoms (didn't wait days) made me a candidate for paxlovid,...
  27. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Those pinkos at The National Review have a one-word response.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fhp6OaQXkAEkTOe?format=jpg&name=small

    My favorite bit, possibly because it seems so carefully crafted to...
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    Re: It Ain't Like Riding a Bicycle

    I brought my rollerblades when I did my europe-semester in '97. I absolutely got a lot of "damn yank" looks, but they were a great way to get around.
    You learn a new city pretty quickly when...
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    Re: It Ain't Like Riding a Bicycle

    There was some lively domestic-debate about restarting hockey vs going frostbiting. Hockey won because it happens after everyone else is in bed whereas frostbiting eats a whole day (and she'd have...
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    Re: It Ain't Like Riding a Bicycle

    I skated for the first time in almost 3 years last month. I managed to keep my feet under me, but WOW all those little control-muscles were angry.
  31. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    I think it's a fair statement. The Dobbs decision was an absolutely critical turnout-generator, dems worked to amplify that but they didn't DO it. The abysmal candidates trump pushed through the...
  32. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    I dunno why this is my favorite bit, but it is...
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    Re: does anybody here

    I haven't been a subscriber of WB for about a decade now, only occasionally flipping-through at the bookstore or library. I subscribed to Small Boats for a couple of years, but that lapsed as well....
  34. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    is the gravity well akin to having the weather gauge in the age of sailing warships?
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    Re: EVís are becoming mainstream

    This is only a problem if the transition to (predominantly) EV happens far more quickly than the charging stations can be installed, which flies in the face of the laws of supply & demand.
    Also,...
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    Re: EVís are becoming mainstream

    Caught a ride in a hyundai Iconiq over the weekend. It took my pet-peeve "stab a tablet into the dashboard" to a whole 'nother level, but otherwise very nice.
    Not at all "entry level", but I can...
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    Re: Wordle is blowing my mind.

    I went 6-and-out on "inane" yesterday. Had the A and the E from the start, never got another letter. Was having fun with quake and glaze and evade and such.
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    Re: I wan'na see Trump run again in 2024

    He's set a fine trap for himself there.
    He can announce his candidacy and spend the next month competing with the Georgia runoff for media attention, and (if he actually files the paperwork) engages...
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    Re: Time to Reinvent Myself

    Sigh. #48 and #46... yeah. As much as I might wish that the world didn't work that way, it does.

    My response to a recent "if you could send a message to your 20-yr old self" question was...
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    Re: Time to Reinvent Myself

    Two of my recent hires were attracted to us because we aren't that corporate crap, and now that they're here they still can't believe the freedom they have. Fewer beancounters, more support....
  41. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Unless he's literally incarcerated, trump will be the nominee.

    There is no scenario in which the party can persuade him (and therefore the rabid-MAGA faction of their base) to bow-out gracefully....
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    Re: Time to Reinvent Myself

    It sucks. I know it sucks.

    I'll join the other Voices of Experience here in saying that this is very likely a huge blessing in disguise.
    The "financial crisis" of 2008 triggered a huge...
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    Re: Rusty Toolbox Drawers - coating?

    I'm also in the "way too many tools for one layer" camp.


    Sometimes the layers are just simple stacking. In my "pliers and adjustables" drawer the little vicegrips lay atop the large...
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    Re: Iíve done all I can do

    Is that collar aluminum? I vaguely recall that mine feels like it's aluminum.

    I've found that PB blaster does a fair job of separating dissimilar metals.
  45. Re: can't even build an ice box at this price amirite

    oof that's some dangerous logic.

    Flawless, but dangerous.
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    Re: The Oathkeepers' trial

    There is talk of this guy testifying in his own defense. That might get interesting.
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    Re: Gas Stations Hidden Battle

    Man, that transport-tube technology from the Jetsons is way overdue.
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    Re: Gas Stations Hidden Battle

    https://zeemsolutions.com/ very interesting.

    (and congrats, team!)
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    Re: The Oathkeepers' trial

    Well... I mean... was there really any question of awareness before?

    This is an ugly new connection to some unsavory individuals, but I doubt this finds a new floor.
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    Re: Gas Stations Hidden Battle

    Art, those batteries still need suitable charging stations.

    And those charging stations need adequate energy supply. We're a whole-grid upgrade away from any significant portion of our...
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