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    Re: What are you watching?

    Current favorite is "The Orville". But it has to be recorded so the commercials can be skipped. Of course that is true with anything I watch on tv these days. Also, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is back and...
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    Re: Fake President Owns a Fake Renoir

    Going green is a different thread.
  3. Thread: Going Green

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    Re: Going Green

    A new study now says that your brain lives long enough to realize you have died. Maybe there should be a little waiting period before being put in a tank to get liquified. 'Cause you ain't gonna be...
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    Re: Going Green

    One word: "Soylent". :)
  5. Re: A companion thread to the one about lighthouses

    Wait. You think you can predict the direction of a WBF thread? :D
  6. Re: It's been a while since we had an Art Attack

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/ab/1e/cf/ab1ecf9afd0761cd6a9b8b6a4a19667b--disney-mickey-disney-art.jpg
  7. Re: A companion thread to the one about lighthouses

    Just to bump the thread, another from Myst. Not great art but fun for its time and technology.

    https://exploringtheages.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/stoneship.jpg
  8. Re: Sessions confirms in public that he is a lying little skunk.

    Nah, she's going to live forever just to haunt them from their closets and under their beds. :D
  9. Thread: Lighthouses

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    Re: Lighthouses

    Anyone read this? I did a few years ago and enjoyed it. Looks like it might be (or was) a movie.

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41Z5liaEdRL._SX398_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
  10. Re: A companion thread to the one about lighthouses

    Anyone play Myst?

    https://lparchive.org/Myst/Update%205/9-ToLighthouse.gif
  11. Thread: Lighthouses

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    Re: Lighthouses

    This one was torn down sometime in the 1920's or so and very few pictures of it exist. I have volunteered to computer model and render it for a lighthouse historical society. I have a couple of old...
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    The Doobie Brothers

    I watched a couple of docs on them last night, one was Dan Rather's "Big Interview" and the other was a followup two hour documentary. Pretty amazing story about their longevity and personnel changes...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Speaking for myself, and fortunately I don't have an immediate need to do this altho I've thought about how it would be done if necessary. The 3-71 in Snoose is big, but it appears that if you take...
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    Re: Wife needs a new laptop

    I think she has decided on a Lenovo, either the Yoga or the Flex, depending on what size and weight she is comfortable with.
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    Re: Lighthouses

    West Point, Puget Sound.

    http://www.ronlloyd.com/oddstuff/animated.gif
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    Re: Wife needs a new laptop

    As I mentioned in the OP, I've always built my own machines which is partly why I'm somewhat ignorant of laptops. And altho I would be comfortable with a laptop/mothership combo, I'm not sure she...
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    Re: Life's simple pleasures........

    You mean a bird's butt? :D
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    Re: Wife needs a new laptop

    Sorry, forgot to mention it will be a Windows machine. But thanks Joe. Nothing against Apple (we both have iphones, pads and pods) but a Windows machine will be preferable for her business stuff.
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    Re: Wife needs a new laptop

    Five year old Dell, too heavy, otherwise not bad. She needs decent but not extravagant battery time, maybe a couple of hours in a coffee shop without a plug in. It will also now have personal stuff...
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    Wife needs a new laptop

    She just retired from a company that has always supplied hardware and IT. She will now be consulting and needs her own laptop. I've always built my own desktop machines, never been up on laptops. She...
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    Re: Sleight of hand magic

    I have no interest in being a magician or showman, and no interest in prop (except maybe cards and coins) tricks or sexy assistants (well, for the purposes of magic anyway). My interest at this point...
  22. Thread: Oil Finishes

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    Re: Oil Finishes

    I agree. I tried it on my fir foredeck a couple of years ago, partly because someone convinced me that the old fir need to have some oil restored to the wood. It looked terrible and collected all...
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    Re: Sleight of hand magic

    I’m afraid the flourish and showmanship would be my downfall as a magician. Never been my strongpoint. But the manual dexterity seems to be okay even at my advanced years.
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    Sleight of hand magic

    Something that has always kind of intrigued me and now that Iím retired and winter is coming I might see if my old hands can learn some new skills. Iím fortunate in not having any signs of arthritis,...
  25. Re: What does your town look like at this time of year?

    A few days ago. We took the boat to Bell Harbor and walked a couple of blocks to the Moore Theater to see “The War on Drugs” concert.

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  26. Re: Silicon Bronze Slotted Flat Head Wood Screws #18 x 1 1/2'' SOURCE??

    Have you tried Stoneway Hardware (2 stores,Ballard and Wallingford)? They originally bought out Doc Freeman’s old fastener stock, including a lot of bronze, and still bill themselves as “The Fastener...
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    Re: The Ugliest Landscape

    Smiley duly noted. :) However I haven't seen much evidence of architecture in most of what has been posted. Most of this is what architects fight against but are thwarted by financiers and...
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    Re: The Ugliest Landscape

    I remember coming away from my first visit to Yellowstone thinking it looked and smelled like a toxic waste dump. And Craters of the Moon National Park didn't do a lot for me either. :D
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    Re: Well, so much for the First Amendment

    Who needs an I Q test when he so readily puts his on display?
  30. Re: The flag... and the difference between symbolism and substance

    Jesus. Didn't we go thru all of this in the sixties?
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    Re: The future coming?

    Fisheries Supply here in Seattle used to carry them, they no longer do. When I asked why, they said there were just too many problems with them and too many returns.
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    If course I was referring to my own sketchy advice. My sincere apologies that I didn’t state it better. Without advice from this forum I would be lost.
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Hope all is well. Just taking a break from Petrel? Or just taking a break from sketchy advice? :D
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Hey. What are you going to do against the Cougs ? :D
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    Arrrggghh. I was kind of enjoying this novel, “The Incarnations”, and then I run across a line like this:

    ”A few days of struggling through lectures and campus life. A seasonal depression as the...
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    Re: Arguments against Darwin: Ants

    https://youtu.be/gcHt5n3NGK0
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    Re: Arguments against Darwin: Ants

    The Ant
    by Ogden Nash





    The ant has made himself illustrious
    Through constant industry industrious.
    So what?
  38. Thread: Trump's Razor

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    Re: Trump's Razor

    I thought it was the last thing he heard was the best.
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    Re: A question about sand.

    Yes, but still the minimum size grain that stays on the ground, even if temporarily airborne.
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    Re: A question about sand.

    Maybe the size of beach sand is the minimum size that stays on the ground. Any smaller and they go airborne in a breeze.
  41. Re: Upcoming Congressional News Briefing re Russia and the Election

    It’s now official. If you voted for Trump, you were played like a cheap harmonica.
  42. Re: Upcoming Congressional News Briefing re Russia and the Election

    "Normally the way these things wrap up is you start running out of new information. That's not the case," said Sen. Martin Heinrich, a New Mexico Democrat. "We're months and months into this, and we...
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    Re: The best, the best rock and roll ever

    I’ve always liked “China Grove”. It’s got a good beat and you can dance to it. :D
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    Re: 30 years ago, a memorable line was uttered.

    Igor, would you give me a hand with these bags?

    Cortainly. You take the blond and I’ll take the one with the turban.
  45. Thread: Musical comedy

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    Re: Musical comedy

    One of the few celebs Iíve met in person. He was a very classy gentleman.
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    Re: The best, the best rock and roll ever

    Best, best ever is kinda tough. But I’ll add a vote to Ish’s nomination as right up near the top.
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    Re: NRA Country Lifestyle

    They are usually quite late to the fashion party. Are they wearing their hats backwards yet?
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    Re: A letter to my fellow law-abiding gun owners

    The NRA pays the GOP to vote so the gun manufacturers can sell more guns and support the NRA so they can pay the GOP to vote. It ain't rocket science.
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    Re: Remembering my first car

    That car got me suspended from school for a few days. School had a rule that students must park only in the school parking lot (fenced and locked during school hours so we couldn't joy ride at lunch...
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    Re: Remembering my first car

    Not a picture of my actual car (cameras hadn't been invented yet), but very similar to this one. 1937 Dodge.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/11/6f/57/116f57151bf3840c1f5b350ccabfb550.jpg
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