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    An ugly airplane, new to me.

    The Douglas Dolphin. Here in Coast Guard service. The Dolphin was the first airplane purchased for Presidential use. FDR, but he never used it, and the NAVY used it as a transport.

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    Re: Still more rear window stickers.

    My old 76 Toyota had an oval sticker that said “BZH”. I had no idea what it meant. This was before google.
    One day, I parked in Fremont and a large Black man, waist length dreads, dashiki, and Bob...
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    Re: the queen of the skies

    I think my friend Bob Allen was on that flight! He turned the whole center section into a bed.
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    Georgia vote. Something I just realized.

    Iím slow on the uptake, but I just realized that a Warnock victory would probably dilute Manchinís power to disrupt.
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    Re: blackhawk replacement

    The unit cost of the V22 is $80,000,000. The new one has got to be $100M +
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    Re: That must have been some fight!

    Wish Casper had been here:

    https://youtu.be/z5iN4RTa2jQ
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    Re: Bob McGrath RIP

    Bob was great, but when my 48 year old daughter was 7, I had a secret crush on Maria.
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    Re: Kirstie Alley R.I.P.

    Dudes, calm yourselves, she did not die! Her thetan has moved into a new human host.
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    Re: I love streetcars....

    Tacoma Link Lightrail:

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    Re: Even cops accidentally kill each other.

    Gunny sez:

    https://youtu.be/Mu51rszgotI
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    Re: Any weather geeks on here?

    Thanks for the tip! I downloaded the Ambient app. Someone nearby has a station.
  12. Do we need more Danny MacAskill? Yes we need more Danny MacAskill!

    https://youtu.be/fAEBNEscL0c


    https://youtu.be/fAEBNEscL0c
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    Re: Still more rear window stickers.

    https://youtu.be/OlofnxJxMIQ
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    Re: Spitfire thread

    Lots of stories of crews using the high altitude cold to make ice cream.
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    Still more rear window stickers.

    What does this mean?

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    Re: Need a Company Name

    How about big red lips? Or Flying Tiger teeth? Or a pic of the front of a Blower Bentley? Or, last but not least, a picture of Pennywise peering out?
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    Re: Need a Company Name

    Musk Mouths?
  18. Thread: Boiled wool

    by Jim Bow
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    Re: Boiled wool

    Is boiled wool also known as felt?
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    Re: Aline Kominsky-Crumb

    I read that, too. I hope Robert will be alright. He seemed very fragile in recent interviews. She was exactly what he needed. They had 44 years together.
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  20. Re: Teslaís Wild Big Rig Hits the Road With 500 Miles of Range

    I watched the video. My take is that Tesla (airquotes) SAYS (/airquotes) it has 500 miles. I'll hold my praise till Jason Torchinsky at Autopian.com gets in one with an experienced CDL driver and...
  21. Re: Leica Store Robberies - San Francisco store is latest for 180k

    With modern mirrorless technology do cameras have to look like traditional cameras? Ie: black boxes with cylinders sticking out the front.
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    Re: even those found in the Constitution

    Yeah! And Hunter’s Laptop!
    Benghazi!
  23. I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    Do they have pickles in India?
  24. Ever been to Disneyland? Then youíve heard this tune.

    I never realized this tune had a name. Nor did I know it was once considered to be avant guarde new age electronica. It is, however, quite a catchy clever little thing.

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    Re: Stickers on truck windows

    I was once preparing to stop at a red light and an SUV blasted past me through the light. Huge rear window sticker: "Trust In Jesus"!
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    Seven Hundred Million Dollars !

    The Northrup Grumman B-21 Stealth bomber is being unveiled to the public this evening.
    I believe the projected cost is $700,000,000 each.

    Who are we going to bomb?
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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    Instead of me doing a C&P, click here: ...
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    Eisenhower’s first draft said, “congressional, industrial, military complex”. Aides convinced him to edit.
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    I recall my sister-by_another-mother had an early 80s Toyota Corolla with automatic seatbelts. The shoulder belt would run along a track above the door. You still had to buckle the lap belt however....
  30. Thread: Pothole F&$@

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    Re: Pothole F&$@

    What Nick said is true here also. Only they take the additional step of rolling a truck over the patch.
    Our street is so bad, the city says it’s in failure. It was first paved with bricks, in the...
  31. Preliminary NTSB report on Dallas B17 P63 crash.

    Aviation Investigation Preliminary Report


    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Accident Number:
    CEN23MA034


    Date & Time:
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    Re: C-19 booster #3

    Dang, I had to look mine up. Total of 5 shots for covid and 1 for flu. Never had an adverse reaction.
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    Re: The epidemic of loneliness

    Iíve had personal connections to 3 different women who, kickiní and screaminí, were talked into retirement homes. In all 3 cases they just blossomed being part of a community.
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    I think it was our 86 SAAB that had infinetly adjustable wipers. My wife used to do the Redmond to Seattle evening commute, which is a lot like a parking lot. She would play with the wipers and make...
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    Re: Latest JWST image

    I can’t wrap my head around what I’m looking at, but it is astonishing.
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    Modern cars are way too complicated.

    Audi is recalling over 50,000 midsize sedans and wagons due to a potential risk of power loss in the event of liquid spills in the back seat. A gateway control module under the back seat of the...
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    Re: BROTM(1) A Dutch road to Christmas.

    Why was she on your side of the road? Was she British?
  38. Re: GA schools in lockdown due to active shooter threats

    This happened here a couple of weeks ago. Four schools.
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    Re: Odd plumbing problem

    Is this code:

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  40. Re: Christine McVie, of Fleetwood Mac, Is Dead at 79

    Thanks for the music, Christine. It will be around forever.
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    Re: talk about pigs

    The International Churchill Society reports the exact quote is, “I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
  42. Re: Epstein Estate Agrees to Pay More Than $105 Million to U.S. Virgin Islands

    Who’d buy that island? Who’d want to live with that history?
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    Lydia Spivak is 98 years old!

    Here she is in 1945. What a cutie.

    https://youtu.be/1KQF0mtVPTM


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  44. Re: Danny MacAskill Postcard from San Francisco

    An amazing amount of work involved in that video. A couple of years ago, Red Bull filmed a similar video in Tacoma. This involved a rally car. We watched them set up and film the car speed across a...
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    Any truck drivers here?

    Lots of local reports on the lack of truck drivers impacting the economy.
    I know two. Both have regular routes. One goes round trip Seattle to Hope BC, carrying soda pop and bottled water. The...
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    Re: Carnian Pluvial Episode

    Got time for a little Carlin?

    https://youtu.be/7W33HRc1A6c


    https://youtu.be/7W33HRc1A6c
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    Air to air photo

    Spitfire out the back of a Lancaster. Photo by Mark Long
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    Re: Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    First sentence of a novel should make you curious:
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    He shot his eye out!

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    Re: Do You Know the Way to Mystic Seaport?

    Give us a review of Mystic Pizza while you're there.
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