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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    A man approaches a widow at her husband's funeral and asks "do you mind if I say something?"
    She consents, so he places his hands on her shoulders, looks deep into her eyes and says "Plethora."...
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    Re: Elon is off to a good start.

    Yeah - that's a problem. From a Washington Post article:

    and:
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    Re: Units - furlongs fortnights and fifths

    |;)
  4. Thread: Apologies

    by Uncle Duke
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    Re: Apologies

    I think the word you're looking for is "grooming"!

    My Dad once told me "There are two ways of arguing with a woman. Neither one works..."
  5. Re: martin, you have 'perhaps' inadvertently infected me

    Love the Pretenders!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmAyCM6vPfg
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    Re: Brockway Skiff Plans

    There are a couple of PDFs at the link below - not exactly formal plans, but might be enough to get going...
    Of course, you might have seen these already....|;)
    ...
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    Re: Rivian electric pickup

    BringATrailer has one at auction right now, if someone doesn't want to wait! "Vegan" leather?...
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    Re: Lighting 19 Renovation

    Class rules and specifications are here, which you probably already know. Specifications for everything can be found under "Class Rules" - "Lightning Specifications"

    Great boat - we had one when...
  9. Thread: Firefly

    by Uncle Duke
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    Re: Firefly

    I haven't seen either (well, a little of the manga...) but love the soundtrack for the manga version, by "Yoko Kanno and The Seatbelts". Great blend of a slew of styles: jazz, blues, latin,...
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    Re: New Lyrics, Old Songs

    Cheryl Wheeler did "Potato" to the tune of "The Mexican Hat Dance":
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    Re: Cell phone for dummies question.

    I spent some years doing software for a VOIP ("voice over Internet") phone provider and it is indeed possible for unsavory actors to "spoof" both the source location of the call and the caller's...
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    Re: Put Downs to be slightly envious of?

    A gentleman from Texas was touring Boston and got lost. He stopped a local and asked "Excuse me, sir. Can you tell me where Harvard Yard is at?"
    The local, a "proper" Bostonian, replied "Young man,...
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    Re: Can someone explain the hatred of gays?

    That would be me, and there appears to be a strong connection between that "retraining" and stuttering (which I also suffered from, and still do, to some extent).


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    Re: Great commercial

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxBuly8Vblc
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    Re: Has Musk bought twitter?

    As of now, he is threatening to not buy it:

    https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/6/23156233/elon-musk-twitter-bots-merger-agreement-termination-threat
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    Re: 1 mile on the odometer

    I had one exactly like that but with miles. I bought it from the brother of a co-worker for $2,000 when it had 2,500 miles on it - had been sitting in his shed for some number of years, unridden due...
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    Water from thin air!

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    https://newatlas.com/materials/drinking-water-harvester-air-gel-film/

    That's really pretty impressive for a gel that costs about $2.00 per kilogram...[/FONT][/COLOR]
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    Re: Washington Examiner

    I think you're thinking of the Washington Times, actually. Not much different, though...
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    Re: CR: Mazda CX50

    We have a CX-5 in that red and it's joy to look at every day. Also pretty nice to drive!
  20. Thread: Lyle Lovett

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    Re: Lyle Lovett

    There is a nice piece on Lyle and his new album at WaPo:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2022/05/13/lyle-lovett-12th-of-june/
  21. Thread: Velocity

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    Re: Velocity

    Car? Something around 150 in a Ferrari Daytona on I-95 back in the 70's when I worked at Chinetti's. I got passed by another Daytona and decided enough was enough.
    Motorcycle? Something over 100 on...
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    Re: estate planning

    Anybody remember the Mustang Hobo-top - bolted onto a Mustang convertible for when you needed some extra carrying capacity:...
  23. Re: And they call themselves “journalists”!

    Trivia: Hugh Laurie's dad was "Ran" Laurie - a prominent rower who won a gold in the 1948 Olympics and was a start on the Cambridge crew for years....
  24. Re: A brilliant cover of a Lightfoot classic

    The great Tony Rice did an album of Gordon LIghtfoot covers, all of which are worth hearing...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nikO4Yls52Y
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    Elon Musk wants to buy twitter?

    Made a formal offer of about $43 billion cash.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-14/elon-musk-launches-43-billion-hostile-takeover-of-twitter

    That's a lot of spare change to be...
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    Re: Album: Dirt Does Dylan

    The almost-always wonderful Tim O'Brien did a Great Dylan album a while back - "Red On Blonde"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emO5zNc9enU
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    Re: Five fetuses in a house

    Actually, they (the anti-abortion folks) claim that there were originally 115 fetuses but that they gave "Christian burials" to the others. Unproven, of course....
    More here
  28. Thread: Flax 27.

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    Re: Flax 27.

    Nice technology and a pretty boat but not cheap:

    https://www.yachtingworld.com/extraordinary-boats/flax-27-cork-decks-electric-propulsion-most-eco-friendly-yacht-127402
  29. Thread: Zelensky

    by Uncle Duke
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    Re: Zelensky

    Re: "neo-nazi" presence in the Ukraine:


    https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/putin-russia-ukraine-invasion-nazi-operation-1325817/
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    Re: Central Bank of Russia

    Anonymous has been busy, it seems:

    https://www.newsweek.com/anonymous-hacks-russian-printers-deliver-resistance-information-1690269
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    Re: Carrying the torch onward and forward

    The Teskey Brothers - bunch of guys from Australia - are in our current rotation of "why haven't I heard of them before?"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBFZNVxG86o
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    Re: Senator Tom Cotton's deepest self

    Opinion piece on why Republicans should emulate Tom Cotton's platform, as espoused in a speech at the Reagan Library:...
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    Re: Whiter Shade of Pale

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IukSA52fzkQ
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    Re: your single favourite book

    "Trustee From The Toolroom" - Nevil Shute
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    Re: P J O’Rourke RIP

    His piece on driving a Ferrari cross-country is almost perfect.
    CarAndDriver
  36. Re: Tommy Boy Brady retires pretty much at the top

    Sally Jenkins (a "must read" in the WaPo sports section...) wrote a superb piece about him:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/02/01/jenkins-brady-retirement/
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    Re: Meat Loaf RIP

    Actually had rather a nice voice:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFrTAtCjzek
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    Re: Grounding Stories

    When I was a kid being taught about boats I was instructed of the proper use of language:
    "If you are talking about someone else, they 'ran aground'. When you are talking about yourself, you...
  39. Thread: Car Songs

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    Re: Car Songs

    Richard Thompson - "MGB-GT"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JEITIVfF7s
  40. Re: enough thrust and anything can be made to fly

    One of my favorites (partly for the music...):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnkamFXF5-Y
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    Re: Tom Waits: favorite music

    There's a great CD of female artists doing Tom Waits songs: "Come On Up To The House - Women Sing Waits". The songs present completely differently when covered by a woman. I'm particularly fond of...
  42. Thread: Spinner!

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    Re: Spinner!

    One of the finest people I've never met!
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    Re: Xmas songs with a difference

    Saw this one live and was astonished that I didn't know the song. Original was by one Kay Parker in 1950...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pVfnyGEWWs
  44. Re: Xyla bought an airplane. A classic airplane.

    Thanks for posting that! I'm not at all into airplanes but that is an absolutely charming story!
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    Re: Grease for blocks?

    I've had good results using a silicone high-vacuum grease. It stays greasy across an enormous temperature range, is resistant to water and most chemicals and doesn't harden or develop a crust due to...
  46. Thread: hotrods

    by Uncle Duke
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    Re: hotrods

    On a related note, there is an annual "The Race Of Gentlemen" in New Jersey (also one, I think in California) for old hotrods and motorcycles. Summary of rules is (from here):

    Full rules are here,...
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    Re: Forum members' CVs

    Worked in a boatyard weekends/summers in high school.
    Went to college long enough to validate that I wasn't going to be drafted and sent to Vietnam (high draft lottery number).
    Worked as a 'tech'...
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    Re: Without Getting Killed or Caught

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tj4wIKMqEE
  49. Thread: fook!

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    Re: fook!

    Delicious rum, especially the dark....
  50. Re: BROTM Offering to Paul "Ultimate Barn Find Cars"

    Worked at Chinetti's from about 1972 to 1979. Got hired because I bought a Fiat 850 from one of the mechanics and got it running again pretty quickly. Also it helped that I had lived in Italy and...
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