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    Re: So I deleted twitter but ......

    Seems like longer.

    :eek:
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    Re: So I deleted twitter but ......

    Calendar sequence. Joe bought his Tesla a couple of years ago and Musk only got involved with Twitter a month ago, and before that the fact that Musk was such a poser and trmp-like moronic petulant...
  3. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    1930 Cadillac V16 Speedster Custom

    https://i.imgur.com/DmbxyKi.jpeg

    https://i.imgur.com/siECHBG.jpeg
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    People said it at the time, and some still believe it, but it wasn't Hillary being the D's candidate that let trmp occupy our White House.

    Okay, a factor that helped the opposition and helped...
  5. Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    Jesus swept.
  6. Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    I hate it when someone says something is obvious, and it is, and I didn't get it.

    At least this this thread about being brief as a writer didn't turn into a pithing contest.
  7. Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    It might be only a mental exercise, but it might be enlightening if it were possible, to read maybe a dozen other published and well-regarded literary type's ten rules for writing a novel.

    Off...
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    Re: Testosterone + beer + motorcycles

    It's not like the bikers are being coerced or encouraged to take the risks. In fact, with a bit of deliberate social engineering and a PSA campaign we could establish a positive culture of heroic...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Have you noticed that when the news has a story about trmp that he has made his office at the fake Florida joint look exactly like the Oval Office? I get the strong impression that it is purely for...
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    Re: Paul Top This

    Were you in Texas? Maybe they thought it was a dildo.
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    Re: Schroedinger's cat

    There's that famous quote by Feynman, 'if you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understand quantum mechanics.' As compelling as the lay upshot of the theory and the fact of it's...
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    Re: Jimmy guitar story—first ever youtube

    Indulge me for just one more short one. A blues diddie.


    https://youtu.be/MzzsxdRHjJo
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    Re: Jimmy guitar story—first ever youtube

    Thanks.



    No. That particular one was Spaulding in Sacramento. No relation to the local boat builder by the same name, far as I know.
  14. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    It's a convertible, and it's prolly a great car on a long desert highway on the way to the Hotel California, or for eight seniors on the way to the prom, but it ain't no roadster and it ain't no...
  15. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    Yeah, because my brain hears this when I read the thread title

    https://file.kbb.com/kbb/vehicleimage/housenew/480x360/2000/2000-bmw-z3-frontside_bmz323rdstr001.jpg
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    Jimmy guitar story—first ever youtube

    Twenty years ago when I was new in this house, I brought with me the guitar I've been playing now pretty much every day since then. With one exception about fifteen years ago when I took a turn at an...
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    Re: holy effing ****

    I hate it when that happens.
  18. Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    That scene where he runs from the crop duster.
  19. Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    I'm very impressed and pleased that you posted this. I've had a fantasy about writing something for publication, but alas, I just don't have the whatever it takes to put something worthy all...
  20. Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was, IIRC, a stage play adapted for the screen, and sometimes that fails. If you have time after watching The Hustler, catch the sequel with Newman as a much older, retired Fast...
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    Poll: Re: BROTM of December… POLL here…

    So... alter egos are only death if you're caught trying to come back after a banning? Is this a thing now?

    Should we be worried about a deluge of ertsaz members, poseurs, posting?

    Do you think...
  22. Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    What was that flick from back maybe in the sixties, where there's a long, humorous chase scene with a pair of Mini Coopers tearing around Rome, maybe, up and down some famous stone steps? Ring a bell?
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    Remind me. What Spider? Or is that for another thread?
  24. Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Anything with Alec Guiness, but Bridge On the River Kwai.
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    Re: Construction work

    You de man!
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    Not a two-door, this was the model station wagon I got to learn to drive in. Sixty-four Plymouth Belvedere II.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ce/b6/fb/ceb6fb179d6e4d83500182d3987013e6.jpg

    I got...
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    Re: Construction work

    Shortly after I moved into this house, which was built in the early fifties as part of a development providing starter homes for the baby-boom makers after WWII, the drain started running slow, and...
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    Re: The Photo Most Unlike Us

    Ferrying someone from Hong Kong to Gibraltar.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    A gun thread like this is sorta like taking a long walk to the dump without taking anything with you.

    Aside from that, what is most obvious is that there are essentially just two positions,...
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    Re: Construction work

    Be the ditch.
  31. Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    I like that Hemingway used write, the physical act of writing, on a yellow pad on top of the refrigerator as he stood next to it. Brooding, downcast, at times upbeat and forlorn, heavy in his limbs...
  32. Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    I am familiar with this bit of Dickens, from Bleak House, because when I was working as an ediotrial assistant* for a publisher of books for small businesses, the author of a book on writing your own...
  33. Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    Do we have any members present who have authored a novel?
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    It's a good damn thing the US Constitution wasn't ever amended to include the God-given right to automobiles.

    The thing that needs to be done, is for someone like the president—not Biden because...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Looks more like ninety.
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    Re: Young version Jerry Lee Lewis

    Third wife. Eventually married seven. Whole lotta shakin goin on.

    They were cousins and after they were married they still were, so their kids were also cousins, both to them and each other, and...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    If you are a current owner of an AR type weapon, for whatever reason, and they become illegal, would you turn yours in, and would you then find a different way to legally own some kind of firearm or...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Democrats would pass the legislation except that the Rs block it. And the only reason anyone blocks such legislation is the big money donors that represent the gun makers and the follow-on industry...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    The short paragraph in the middle of the above article is a lie by misdirection.



    It gives the impression that there were only those four incidents, so far this year, when the reality is that...
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    I have to say ours was pretty tame from a traditional POV. We demured on a turkey; she bought a chunk of ham. No one came over; the daughter, her ex (who lives with them anyway), and the grandkids...
  41. Re: Arizona board delays certification of votes

    Going back to the thread title and the point of the article included in the OP as a reference, this long thread has mostly drifted off topic. The OPs point isn't about the fact that processing the...
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    IKR?

    Two hundred years from now, our generation will probably be made fun of by those then current for being so backward and primitive.

    "Wait they actually voted on paper? They had computers...
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    Re: the sharpest blade you ever sharpened

    Which reminds me to state, if it isn't obvious, that you absolutely cannot use a straight razor for any kind of woodwork. Not if you want the work to be good and the blade to survive. Ask me how I...
  44. Re: Arizona board delays certification of votes

    There are several articles online about the reason for the long delays. In California we have both early voting and vote by mail. Every registered voter gets a ballot in the mail, which they can mail...
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    My Wife and Her daughter and the two grandkids, now sixteen and eleven, are off this morning to participate in an annual T-day tradition in Sacramento. The Run to Feed the Hungry. Entry fees and the...
  46. Money money money money money money money

    Money and blood. Lots of both.

    Here's an odd thing. Yesterday afternoon I walked into the room where I keep my two guitars on their stands, and noticed the one that's my daily driver (that I...
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    Re: the sharpest blade you ever sharpened

    What TomF said just above. For that particular application. For woodworking, for carving, IME, the best edge requires less physical effort to push the blade through the wood to take a chip, and that...
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    Re: the sharpest blade you ever sharpened

    I get my blades so sharp you have to look at them sideways or they'll cut your eyes.
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    Re: Sarah Palin goes down in flames.

    Wow, from Mayor to Governor to running mate of a failed presidential candidate and finally to being beaten in her home state again. It's almost like she's destined for obscurity instead of lasting...
  50. Re: Irony is beyond the ken of House Republicans

    Thou kenneth but little.
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