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  1. Thread: Water Futures

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    Re: Water Futures

    ... Lobsters live at the bottom of the sea,While I'm at the bottom of the air.

    --Malvina Reyolds
  2. Re: President Trump is responsible for the vaccines that'll save mankind

    Let's see... Our Esteemed Leader has lied about every single thing that has crossed his tonsils, what are the odds that he is lying again...?
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    Re: Lots of people are stupid

    At the last university where I served I happened to meet our IT guy, who was just returning from the Dean's office. The IT had tried to explain what the Dean should do when Spell-check didn't...
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    Re: 48 states in the red zone

    A friend of ours is an RN at the major hospital in our part of the state. She says that they are running out of supplies and beds, and we're not one of the hot states.
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    Re: You should’ve known better.

    Yeah, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's about a year ago, that was kinda depressing, and it messes a guy up physically and mentally. There's no cure but with a lot of drugs the effects of Parkinson's...
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    Re: You should’ve known better.

    Yes, although not lately. I have two bows, both are Bear brand recurves. I used to make my own target arrows and the other odds and ends.

    My best shot was at one hundred and fifty yards to hit a...
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    Re: You should’ve known better.

    Right! However since I haven't the body-mass for Power Lifting, nor am I pretty enough for serious Body Building, so I explain that I'm a "Hobby Weight-lifter."

    I have a really cool black iron...
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    Re: You should’ve known better.

    Was it Satchmo who said, "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?"

    I thought about that for a while and decided that I could be okay at Fifty.
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    Re: You should’ve known better.

    Oh to be seventy-five again...
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    Re: It's a little bit of civic duty. Flag shaming.

    https://th.bing.com/th/id/OIP.6aCvI1u22O6VNHfrCkOz2QEsDI?w=243&h=180&c=7&o=5&dpr=1.65&pid=1.7
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    Re: Second hit in six months

    After the head to toe examination do you send flowers to the Lovely Middle-aged Woman, or does she send flowers to you?
  12. Re: Hey Boomers: what did your parents do during WW2?

    My parents had three small kids to raise so my dad was told that he wasn't eligible for the draft. However he was ordered to report to the aircraft factory at Fairfax, MO, where they were building...
  13. Thread: The Pledge

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    Re: The Pledge

    Free boat. Just needs TLC and a fresh coat of Bondo.
  14. Re: Is there an Attempted Coup Underway in the USA?

    But the situation could still mushroom!
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    Our esteemed leader...

    ...is throwing his toys out of the pram.
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    You might also like Tuchman's Stilwell and the American Experience in China, a biography of General Joseph Stilwell.
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    Re: just another four rich white dudes. . .

    I'm retired from thirty years of teaching Photography at a women's college...
    ...
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    Re: What will inauguration day be like?

    ... And his Brown Shirts will
    show up with AR-15s locked and loaded.
  19. Thread: Exposed!

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    Re: Exposed!

    Good luck Kat and Paul !
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    Re: Trump going back to WH

    Pence: "Oh my beloved president! Is there anything I can do for you on your bed of suffering?"

    Trump: "Yes, there is something... take your foot off of my oxygen hose!"
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    Re: Lake of the Ozarks Biker Rally

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    Yes. Lake of the Ozarks is mobbed with "Bickerfest"-ers today.
    Personally I wouldn't go anywhere near where these idiots are congregating. A
    couple were interviewed on national news...
  22. Thread: the serpent

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    Re: the serpent

    I may have mentioned this in the past, but it's a true story and sort of funny.

    I was teaching an evening Life Drawing in the Gulfcoast Art Center. Our scheduled model called to tell me that she...
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    Lake of the Ozarks Biker Rally

    The boys seem not to be wearing masks, and not practicing much social distancing.

    ...
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    Re: Rosie Isn't doing well.

    Saying goodbye to a fur-friend isn't easy.

    Kipling noted that when he spoke about giving our hearts to a puppy to chew.
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    Re: Some pets just aren't a good idea.

    A gentleman I knew called me to come and help him finding his pet Kinkajou--that's also called a "Honey Bear." We spent a couple of hours searching his house, then I thought to ask, "Does your...
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    Re: creating an attractive nuisance

    Is this intended to be a Koi pond or a water garden?

    If either, ask me. I've built both, complete with working waterfalls and filtering systems.

    Oh, twodot mentioned iguanas--been that...
  27. Remember the women's purse with a gun pocket in it?

    " The latest in right-wing couture is a coronavirus mask with a pocket for your handgun.While some open-carry holders prefer a safe holster on their hip or a hidden ankle strap, a new fashion...
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    Re: Stars and Stripes being closed

    https://th.bing.com/th/id/OIP.E0hZLkQh3ghFRu6YuS23_AAAAA?w=172&h=217&c=7&o=5&dpr=1.65&pid=1.7
  29. Thread: Brains are Us

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    Brains are Us

    Perhaps you saw the newspaper item several months ago about a group of residents of the Lake of the Ozarks who packed themselves together in a large swimming pool because they didn’t give a fig...
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    Re: Rowing the Caledonia Yawl

    Is that what they mean when they say "Dog watch"?

    Nice boat!
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    Re: Salvage of another WW2 bomber

    One reason that the 'BK716 is not being recovered is that the debris is scattered over a large area, and there is no way to know if its bomb load was on board when it went down.
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    Is this for real?

    My laptop displayed the following:
    "Your version of Windows 10 is nearing the end of service. Restart and install a newer version of Windows..."
    Then I'm offered several options to click to...
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    Re: Vaya Con Dios - McMike

    Last time I got banned the charge was "Talking in a antisocial tenor to one's betters" (I seem to remember that Scot phrased this somewhat less formally).

    In any case I was thrown into the Bilge...
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    Re: Restoring Cast Iron Pans

    BTW...if you cook on a glass top range don't use cast iron pans, they scratch the glass.
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    Re: Walking Stick– What's Your Choice?

    In India I noticed that the policemen don't carry billy clubs, instead they have lathi sticks. When I first saw a lathi I assumed that it was bamboo but later I was able to buy one on the black...
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    Re: Anyone use foam mattresses?

    A Water Bed Story

    A fellow we know wanted to relocate his water bed from one side of his bedroom to the other, but didn't want to drain the water first. He had the fantasy that six or eight...
  37. Thread: Haiku Time

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    Re: Haiku Time

    Sleeping cat purrs
    dreaming of slow mice
  38. Thread: Haiku Time

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    Re: Haiku Time

    Crazy man tries
    to catch butterflies
    when leaves are falling
  39. Thread: Bunker Butt

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    Bunker Butt

    https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/hitlerparody/images/1/17/Hynkel_dancing.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110806125531
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    Re: Trump's Reichstag address.

    " Bunker Butt" took shelter in a White House bunker as protests raged.


    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/01/trump-took-shelter-in-a-white-house-bunker-as-protests...
    17 hours ago · Trump spent...
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    Re: Ali vs Liston, 55 years ago.

    Primo Carnera
    reigned as the boxing World Heavyweight Champion from 29 June 1933 to 14 June 1934. He won more fights by knockout than any other heavyweight champion in boxing history.

    (Even...
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    Re: Lake of the Ozarks yesterday

    My ears went up when I heard, "Lake of the Ozarks" and I recognize the place where the news pictures were taken. However they are a popular water hole, miles and miles from where we live on a quiet...
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    Re: "I happen to be taking it."

    It's likely that Trump has two Secret Service guys hold Pence down while Trump forces an Oxy-pill between Pence's jaws.
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    Re: Suppose you lived near a large lake, but:

    As a matter of fact I do happen to live near a large lake (Lake of the Ozarks is said to have more shoreline than California)

    Barb and I are writing a children's book titled Ozee, The Lake of the...
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    Re: Anyone wearing gloves along with their masks?

    Leather work gloves--who knows which Typhoid Johnny handled the gas pump nozzle lately.
  46. Thread: Espresso

    by Shang
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    Re: Espresso

    I used to teach an eight o'clock college class in Art History. Since attendance was a factor in grades most of my students managed to drag themselves out of bed and stumble over to the art building,...
  47. Re: Randolph Scott was the best Western movie star ever!

    How about Wallace Beery?

    https://th.bing.com/th/id/OIP.LOEnZLpgNfcpWnPqzs1xZAHaFp?w=249&h=190&c=7&o=5&dpr=1.65&pid=1.7
  48. Thread: Marquetry anyone

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    Re: Marquetry anyone

    https://silaskopf.com/wp-content/uploads/home-slider-bricolage-center.jpg
    Some years ago I took a workshop in marquetry given by Silas Koph at The Anderson Ranch Art Center in Aspen. Koph is a...
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    Re: Need advice on cat repellant, short of firearms

    ft
    I miss our Chris Craft for that reason.
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    Re: Need advice on cat repellant, short of firearms

    Do you have a dog? What would you do if your neighbor shot at your dog?

    Barb and I are animal rescuers, mostly wild animals and raptor birds, but sometimes cats too.
    I've related our story about...
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