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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    That does indeed look like a large lobster boat! Congratulations on the build, Mr. Mason!

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Did anyone hear the NPR interview on Sunday morning with the Australian journalist about Fox and the Murdochs? The gist of it was that the Murdochs are a bit worried now that they are to be called to...
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    Re: Oops... a crash

    Luckily for me I 'aged out' on having to take the operator's test in Alabama. :)

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    And.....Alabama's ladies made it into the Final Four with a thrilling 3-2 win over Duke Friday night. This is Alabama's first trip to the finals in women's soccer. They have done very well this year...
  5. Thread: top this

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    Re: top this

    Headline this morning: Fox News anchor fears that she will be placed in a concentration camp. Because she refuses to be vaccinated.

    How did we come to this?

    Mickey Lake
  6. Thread: pr0n

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    Re: pr0n

    Scotland?

    Beautiful!

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Happy birthday to Lew Barrett…

    Happiest of birthdays, Mr. Barrett! I truly hope that it is a wonderful day for you.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Alabama notoriously underperforms in games like whichever one we will be in, the game against Michigan State in 2010 a noted exception. That season the Tide wound up 9-3 in the regular season, mostly...
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    Re: Ted Lasso, the dart game.

    This might very well be the best television program in the history of the media.

    Mickey Lake
  10. Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    Seems reasonable. As an unpublished novelist I can say with all honesty that the best piece of advice I was ever given was to not give your work to anyone to read until it's finished or modify it in...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    I am officially a TCU fan for the rest of the year. How can you not like a team who every single week the talking heads predict will get upset, yet they just keep on chugging along? I want to see...
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    I guess the biggest surprises here are the successes of the non-European countries. Morocco's win today? Wow.

    I am afraid that Iran is going to put everyone in the box in front of their goal on...
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    I enjoy the verbiage. His use of the language. Makes me want to try and be a better person. I know little about sailing such ships, but I understand enough of it to get the drift, as it were. Some of...
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    Belgium gets by Canada 1-0. There have really been some great matches in this thing so far.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Elon is off to a good start.

    How does Elon Musk make any money? How does he have the money to buy twitter to begin with? Never mind. Don't answer. It's really not important to me. :)

    Mickey Lake
  16. Thread: Thanksgiving

    by bamamick
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    Re: Thanksgiving

    Thank you for the kind greeting! Thanksgiving is actually my favorite holiday of the year, but our family has dwindled in size to where there will only be six of us eating together on Thursday, the...
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    In general I don't care for them if it changes the look of the vehicle, but in a lot of cases where you can't get parts and such but just love 'the car', why not?

    I am still hoping to one day...
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    Re: Do all dogs eat

    I have never seen my dog do it, but I have had plenty that did. :)

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Buffy Sainte-Marie

    I was driving down the road the other day with two of my kids (aged 34 and 38) and a Joan Baez song came on, and I was telling them how Joan Baez was a factor in the Civil Rights Movement, protecting...
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    The threat of a yellow card was too much for the guys to bear, considering the years it took to get the Qatar and the fact that a second yellow would have been disastrous for their team mates should...
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    The US team: we kissed our sister.

    The American team looks just like they lost instead of tied, 1-1.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    Group F looks very tough to me.

    England with an easy win this morning.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    If you watched this season's 'Hard Knocks' with the Lions and Dan Campbell odds are you became just a bit of a Detroit fan. I know that I did.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Anyone else NOT excited by the World Cup?

    I am a big fan of Ted Lasso myself. Big, big fan. :)

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Gift for Airlie's restoration fund

    Well, it's awesome that she will get the love she needs, and that the love of the people here will extend to Jamie through her. Please, as soon as someone knows the how's and wherefore's let us know....
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    He is pulling your leg, or whatever. Austin Peay is an FCS level school in Kentucky that finished their year at 7-4. They are actually a pretty good team for their level. I don't know what twodot's...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Colorado would be better off playing in the Mountain West. There is next to no enthusiasm for major college football in Boulder. I guess it's a prestige thing, but dang, how much prestige is it in...
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    Re: Anyone else NOT excited by the World Cup?

    I don't like that it disrupts the EPL season, or that it's in Qatar, but FIFA is thought to be the most corrupt sporting organization in the world, so it doesn't surprise anyone. The tales of the...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Ole Miss crushed by Arkansas (which wasn't a huge shock. A lot of people thought Arkansas would have beaten LSU last week if Jefferson had played). Tennessee whipped by South Carolina. Auburn with a...
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    I am nowhere near 'the right' and I have never cared for her, or any of the long-term politicians, to be honest. I guess We the People are never going to get the term limits that are so desperately...
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    Having just taken a class in smithing, I am amazed at the amount of heat that must have produced. When you consider one mote of dust from that thing getting in your eye? Geez.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: praising plastic catboats

    The photo above was probably taken at Useppa Island, where they have a fleet of Sandpipers and host a big regatta. There are also a bunch of racing cats in South Carolina.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: praising plastic catboats

    I have two: an HA18 and a Handy Cat. Though not that common around here I think that cat boats are just about the perfect boat for sailing along the northern Gulf Coast.

    Mickey Lake
  34. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Fair winds, Mr. Johnston. You will be remembered so fondly by so many.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Bigger than Switzerland

    Perhaps.

    Two of my kids live in Colorado near Denver. If anyone has traveled out there in the past couple of years you will understand how incredibly shortsighted it is for literally millions of...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    I have to admit that this post-season for college football is going to hold a lot of interest for me as an Alabama fan. We are projected to go to the Orange Bowl against whichever team is listed as...
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    Re: They were just souvenirs

    By now it's pretty obvious that no one is willing to throw the country into armed insurrection at the cost of putting his orange behind in prison. They'd rather wait until there MUST BE an armed...
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    I was in a flash fire as a young man. Got my face and hands. Burned off all of my facial hair and melted the lenses on the glasses I was wearing. My hands had to stay wrapped in gauze for weeks. I...
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    That speaks of her ability to relate to the people. Congratulations to her on a campaign well run. I hope it's what she really wanted, to get into the middle of that sort of thing, but I honor her...
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    Re: Russia in one paragraph

    The world welcomed Russia back into the fold with high hopes and open arms, and something tells me that it would happen again, just like that, were Putin to go away and the next oligarch were to...
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    Re: Bigger than Switzerland

    And as lovely as Vermont is, and it is incredibly beautiful, you can not compare it with almost any other place I have ever been, and I have been a lot of places. A small population state with tons...
  42. Thread: The real deal

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    Re: The real deal

    Looks like it might be 'eye hurting' bright, depending upon the size of your shop. Congratulations!

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Olympic Ninja Warrior?

    Someone said awhile back that they were considering cornhole for the Olympics. Considering what they've done to sailing, I can see it.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: does anybody here

    I buy it and read the stuff that's particularly interesting to me, but not everything. I no longer have a wooden boat so it's mostly just to be loyal to a publication that's given me so much joy over...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Is he a wolf?

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Rememberance Day

    I have been to Remagen. There is nothing left to look at, but on one side of the Rhein there is a small plaque dedicated to the Canadian soldiers who died there.

    It's pretty somber, all of the...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    College football. Never fails to entertain.

    Ole Miss with the ball at Bama's 15 yard line with a minute to go and they get nothing. The pain Oregon fans are feeling right now? That's how Tide...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    I used to go to church with former Alabama quarterback Scott Hunter. Scott's son Jamie walked on at Alabama and stuck it out for four years as a scout team player. He even won one of the awards they...
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    Re: Rememberance Day

    An incredible visual. Thank you for sharing that.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Rememberance Day

    My grandfather on my dad's side fought in WWI with the AEF. My grandfather on my mom's side lost a leg in WWII. My dad was in the navy for six years in the 1950's, and I lost an uncle in Vietnam. And...
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