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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Roy Rogers trained his horse. He disciplined Trigger.
  2. Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    1. Never open a book with weather.
    2. Avoid prologues.
    3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue.
    4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said”…he admonished gravely.
    5. Keep...
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    A Thanksgiving Cherpumple

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    Three pies CHerry, PUMpkin, and apPLE. Baked inside 3 different cakes stacked together.
    The perfect dessert after a turducken.
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    Re: A sailing submarine

    Being the nosy bastard that I am, I googled the bios of both authors. Fascinating! If anyone knows subs, it’s those two.
    Take a look at: http://www.pigboats.com/
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    Sarah Palin goes down in flames.

    Mary Peltola to congress by almost 10 percentage points.
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    Well, we WERE going over to our son’s place, but he just called to report 1 child with diarrhea and another vomited in the car.

    We might go out for Chinese.
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    Re: wasp radial, how'd they do that?

    Sidenote: I was invited to the Aurora Oregon airport to see a couple of restored Willys jeeps. There was a B-26 in the hangar. One of its engines was on a rack on the floor and a mechanic was working...
  8. Thread: Red Green

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    Re: Red Green

    I didn’t know his hat had a name! Several interweb shops carry them.
  9. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    We always bought used cars. When I was 14 it was. 1957 Ford Country Squire station wagon. That thing was huge! If memory serves, the engine air cleaner said “Interceptor”, which I claimed meant it...
  10. Thread: Magpie Murders

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    Re: Magpie Murders

    The book was great, and the series really stuck to it. Anthony Horowitz also created and wrote “Foyle’s War”.
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    Richard Hammond’s coma story.

    This was recommended watching at Jalopnik. There’s a second video of Mindy Hammond describing the recovery.

    https://youtu.be/_BYQLDU9xhI

    https://youtu.be/_BYQLDU9xhI

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    Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    Based on recent visits to Costco, Metropolitan Market and Ace Hardware I’ve noticed masks are predominantly worn by people over 65, Asian men and women over 30, and Black Americans over 30,...
  13. Re: Irony is beyond the ken of House Republicans

    D'ye ken John Peel with his coat so gay?
    D'ye ken John Peel at the break o' day?
    D'ye ken John Peel when he's far, far a-way.
    With his hounds and his horn in the morning?
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    Re: i think you gotta stop

    Better than a Culvers Butterburger?
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    Re: Automobili Pininfarina Battista hyper GT

    Which brings up another point. Ford is selling an electric motor kit that, with skill, can be bolted into a car or truck. It produces 500 horsepower.
    Why 500? Who needs 500. My 59 Chev halfton had...
  16. Thread: JFK

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    Re: JFK

    We visited Dallas when the grandkids lived there. There’s an “X” painted on the pavement. Tourists would stand on the X (when traffic allowed) and stare up at Oswald’s window. It’s quite a small...
  17. Thread: Tripteron!

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    Tripteron!

    https://youtu.be/6EtXycVGJg4


    https://youtu.be/6EtXycVGJg4
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    Re: Buffy Sainte-Marie

    PBS!

    https://youtu.be/LKQVXfsl2j0


    https://youtu.be/LKQVXfsl2j0
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    Re: War environmental damage: lead

    April 25, 2014 / 63(16);347-351

    Catherine Beaucham, MPH1, Elena Page, MD1, Walter A. Alarcon, MD1, Geoffrey M. Calvert, MD1, Mark Methner, PhD1, Todd M. Schoonover, PhD2 (Author affiliations at...
  20. Thread: one motion

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    Re: one motion

    Tags you as someone who’s into modern tech, educated.
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    Re: ted hoppe's next car

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  22. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    HISTORY: The Dallas Cowboys traded Walker to Minnesota for millions plus draft picks that resulted in 3 Super Bowls. Walker lasted two seasons in Minn. Until the Russell Wilson deal, Walker was...
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    Re: Condolence thread for mass murder…...

    The police chief reports that it was less than 60 seconds from the time the murderer entered the club till he was subdued. 60 seconds to shoot 30 people, 5 died.
  24. Re: I’m old. I’m about to make reference to “the good old days”.

    What John Meachen said. Our huge pickup trucks have very flat fronts with no projections of any kind. Pedestrian protection.

    Of course, once you buy the damned thing you can attach a brush...
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    Re: Solve This (If You Can)

    I don’t know nothing about no ‘rithmatic, but I’ve noticed that empty flatbed trailers have a definite arc to them. Not your pickup truck trailers. I’m thinking of the 40 - 50 footers pulled by...
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    Robert Crumb’s self portraits

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    Re: A Tale Of Two Tweets

    Satire?
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    Re: Circus fat man 1890

    The Tattooed Lady used to be a rarity also.
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    Re: Thoughts and prayers time again..

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    A Tale Of Two Tweets

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    Re: Anyone else NOT excited by the World Cup?

    Yes, NOT excited by the World Cup.

    But, very excited about the up coming Ted Lasso series.
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    This is how Opie sleeps!

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    Re: Exercising a Spitfire

    Don’t mean to correct you, Dave, but a Spitfire is an aeroplane.
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    Re: Do all dogs eat

    There’s a local candy called Almond Roca that looks like cat turds.
  36. I’m old. I’m about to make reference to “the good old days”.

    Back in “the good old days” (I know, they weren’t THAT good) you could tell a Jaguar from a Buick. A kid could tell a Ford from a Chevy, etc.
    Today, I came out of the grocery store and saw 3...
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    Re: So now we have another special council?

    Tell us, Brian W, what exactly would DeSantis do that would improve the economy?
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    Re: So now we have another special council?

    The idea is that Biden is probably going to run also. The Special Counsel, apparently, will be viewed as outside the Biden administration, therefore it’s not a political entity.
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    Re: Leno Steam Car Writeup in Hemmings

    Sorry. Thanks Canoeyawl for the fix.
  40. Thread: 55 T-Bird

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    55 T-Bird

    A recent Ken Jennings (Jeopardy) and John Roderick podcast about what happened to Moon Rocks led to a fan leaving this comment on Facebook:
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    Leno Steam Car Writeup in Hemmings

    A link to today’s Hemmings Newsletter on steam car fuels and flareups.

    https://www.hemmings.com/stories/steam-engines-run-on-gasoline/
  42. Re: Twitter will become the AM radio of social media.

    I think Rush was the first one to turn angertainment into a moneymaker.
  43. Twitter will become the AM radio of social media.

    I’m not at all familiar with Twitter and how they handle advertising. I’ve been reading, however, that a lot of major corporate entities are dropping Twitter from their ad budgets.

    I am familiar...
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    Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    Perhaps, instead of just taking the wrench, hr might have asked, “Need any help?”
  45. Thread: dogs in verse

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    Re: dogs in verse

    Not necessarily a poem, but written by a poet:Just A Dog - Baxter Black

    You were just a dog. But a good dog.

    Right from the start. Your loyalty was never in question. And what you didn't know,...
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    Re: GOP primary could be interesting

    Did you see Rupert Murdoch’s bottom of page One?
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  47. Re: Jay Leno is in a burn center after a burn to his face

    30 years ago, Jay’s agent talked him into making a movie. It’s not bad, and he was pretty good. But he didn’t enjoy the whole process.

    https://youtu.be/HH1K7CeA9aQ

    ...
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    Re: It's not always a gun!

    Having seen the portraits of the victims, I’m getting a real “incel” vibe. Three pretty girls and a nice-guy housemate.
  49. Re: “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” - The Clash

    Who, while in hospice care on their dying bed, ever sighed and said, “I should have worked more hours.”?
  50. “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” - The Clash

    Musk issues ultimatum to staff: Commit to ‘hardcore’ Twitter or take severanceNov 16 WaPoSAN FRANCISCO – Elon Musk issued an ultimatum to Twitter employees Wednesday morning: Commit to a new...
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