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    Re: oh Herschel, residence issues

    Of course. But they would vote him anyway. They. Just. Don’t. Care.
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    Re: oh Herschel, residence issues

    Repugnicans don’t care.
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    Re: PNW Winter Fishing

    Now that’s an idea worth considering. Don’t have to clean the fish either.
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    Re: PNW Winter Fishing

    Aye, there’s the rub. The regulations dictate where and when you can fish, and that might not agree with the weather and inclination to go out on the spur of the moment. The cold and rain doesn’t...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Iíll nominate The Graduate and American Graffiti.
  6. Thread: 1910 Tesla?

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    Re: 1910 Tesla?

    Electric cars are far from new.
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    Re: Ted Lasso, the dart game.

    Is there another season coming?
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Wow. Quite a fourth qtr meltdown.
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Five minutes to go, I’d still put money on the Ducks at this point.
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Ducks in trouble again David?
  11. Thread: Unusual hobbies

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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    I’m thinking about delving into 3D printing. I already do a lot of 3D computer modeling, but I’ve always thought who needs a Buddha statue or a little plastic toy boat. But I’m starting to see more...
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    Re: PNW Winter Fishing

    I think that’s why a gave up on this the last time I tried it, too many rules. The camel’s back straw last time was when I realized I couldn’t bring a fish over the gunnel until I knew what color...
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    Been there, done that, got the SU synchronizer. :D
  14. Thread: Baltic birch

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    Re: Baltic birch

    Feel like Iím making license plate frames in prison.

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    PNW Winter Fishing

    Anyone here do much of that? Iím not a fisherman but wouldnít mind learning a bit about some that would fit my circumstances. I have a boat for which I would like to find more reasons to use in the...
  16. Thread: Unusual hobbies

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    Unusual hobbies

    Out of post holiday boredom this morning, I found this list of unusual hobbies. A couple of them seem maybe marginally legal or ethical, and some seem more normal. I need a new hobby but Extreme...
  17. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    A plan is always good. Is Mark’s shed in the water or dry cradle?
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    Re: A Thanksgiving Cherpumple

    One of the first things Iíve found that doesnít show up on a Google search. :)

    Oops. Belay that. I just found it after having first misspelled it.
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    Re: Starting a large steam engine

    Hereís another.


    https://youtu.be/Zlp1aG1VJRI
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    A sailing submarine

    A friend just co-authored a book about the true story in 1921 of a submarine that self rescued by rigging sails. Heís told me bits of the story before, but the book looks like a good read. ...
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    Re: Starting a large steam engine

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    Re: Starting a large steam engine

    I like the color. :)

    Starting it reminds me of a friend who had a hand crank three cylinder Volvo in his boat. He would open the compression valves and start turning the crank slowly for a couple...
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    Re: the sharpest blade you ever sharpened

    ^^And yes I fixed the handle once, didn’t like it as well. :)
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    Re: the sharpest blade you ever sharpened

    I know it doesn’t look like much, but this old thing is the best carbon steel I’ve ever seen and holds a scary sharp edge with just occasional stone touchup. Kitchen guests always want to use it and...
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    Also to Her sister’s. The Trumpster BIL won’t be there (yay!), and the other sister is unmarried, so just me and the three sisters. I might have to take a good book. :)
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    Starting a large steam engine

    Love this kind of machinery.


    https://youtu.be/KhlJp1VZMB8
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    Re: Wordle is blowing my mind.

    Heh heh. Two again.

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  28. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    There is so much dark money in politics these days, even the resemblance to democracy is dead.
  29. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    Overturn Citizens United. But good luck with that.
  30. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    If you are referring to the ‘67 Alfa Duetto, I don’t think so.
  31. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    Haven’t seen a thread with so many labels and generalizations in a long time. I was born in 1943. Don’t really care what label you want to pin on me, just don’t blame me for Herschel Walker. :)
  32. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    I had the earlier 1600 version with Webers. I think your 1750 was injected. Mine was also red, they were only offered in the three colors of the Italian flag, red, white, and green.
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    Re: What happened the the Logo thread ?

    It was a zombie bumped by a bot.
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    Re: Automobili Pininfarina Battista hyper GT

    Yup. You’ve seen one two million dollar car, you’ve seen ‘em all.
  36. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    A 50 year old was born in 1972, 30 years after the war. Is that still a boomer?
  37. Thread: JFK

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    Re: JFK

    The end of Camelot.
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    Re: i think you gotta stop

    Did it taste like real beef or was it one of those thawed gray tasteless cornmeal filled blobs so many hamburger joints use these days?
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    Re: one motion

    Everything below that diagonal crease over the rear wheel should be flat black.
  40. Thread: Thanksgiving

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    Re: Thanksgiving

    Is the dink crawfish pie or filet gumbo?
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    Re: Sales and other bots

    Sorry. One just got me this morning. I was wondering why most pix weren’t showing when I realized it was a bumped zombie.
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    Re: Artemis in distant retrograde orbit

    Moonbase Alpha. Been there since 1975.

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  43. Thread: JFK

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    Re: JFK

    I went to the office only to find a note on the door by my boss saying “Closed today because of the President”. Had to go back home and turn on the TV to find out.
  44. Thread: Thanksgiving

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    Re: Thanksgiving

    Thanks John. I didn’t mean to sidetrack your kind wishes with flying turkey nonsense.

    In spite of usually being kind of a non-traditionalist, I agree with Mick and others above; it’s one of my...
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    Re: Artemis in distant retrograde orbit

    Didn’t the Apollo’s crews take pictures?
  46. Thread: Thanksgiving

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    Re: Thanksgiving

    As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.
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    Re: Circus fat man 1890

    Seems to me that was about when food producers started figuring out how much stuff could be made from corn and corn byproducts. Not only HFCS instead of sugar, but many other things you wouldnít...
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    Re: Artemis in distant retrograde orbit

    Wadddya mean? If I were in charge, we wouldn’t have put it on ice for 50 years.
  49. Re: Letís see each otherís pets or animals, past or present.

    Some downright beautiful critter friends here. Thanks for the thread Spin.
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    Re: Circus fat man 1890

    Prior to the pandemic, I bounced between 195-205. Since then I’ve gradually come down until for the last six months I’ve been pegged every day at 180. No conscious effort, just a general lifestyle...
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