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  1. 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


    https://youtu.be/1KQF0mtVPTM
  3. 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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  7. 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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    Re: So I deleted twitter but ......

    I deleted it too, but Elon could care less about me. Maybe it’s your Tesla connection?
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    Re: Both sides are not the same

    Is the Ruth in “Ruth Sent Us” supposed to be Justice Ginsberg?
    She would NEVER have condoned activity of this sort. NEVER!
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    Re: Tesla Model 2 Sub $30K Entry Level EV

    Perhaps 1955? We lived in Whittier CA. I distinctly recall a Chevrolet dealer sending a guy on a 3 wheeler, probably an HD Servicar, to the neighbor’s. I was 10. Got to sit on the motorcycle seat...
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    Testosterone + beer + motorcycles

    Big U.S. motorcycle rallies linked to surge in organ transplants

    Motorcycle rallies that bring thousands of enthusiasts together to ride and roam on two wheels can increase regional rates of...
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    Re: Jimmy guitar storyófirst ever youtube

    Or, as John screamed to Paul, "I've got blisters on me fingers!!!"
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    Re: Drone AI warfare is the future

    Where'd you get this bit of trivia? Jack probably wants to know.
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    Re: Drone AI warfare is the future

    I don't know about Jack's backpack, but the anti drone equipment that shows up after a search seems to be aimed at the communications between pilot and drone. However, there are drones that can be...
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    Re: Drone AI warfare is the future

    Time to review the opening scene of “Terminator”.
  18. Thread: Paul Top This

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    Re: Paul Top This

    PTSD?
    I’m serious, did his time in the military implant a constant fear that at any time “they” might ambush?
  19. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    At one time, being “the Cadillac” denoted quality. About a billion years ago, we saw a brilliant one-woman show at the Moore Theater in Seattle. The young performer was a New Yorker named Whoopi...
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    Re: holy effing ****

    The pilot, Mr Merkle, also flew into a pine forest 30 years ago.

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    Re: What is your go to pain med?

    My wife went into a pharmacy in Oslo to get aspirin. Was told she had to have a prescription. Paracetamol was OTC however.
  22. Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    But no one ever sings in praise of Cadillac!
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    Re: holy effing ****

    Same thing west of the Boeing Field runway. Pilot claimed he was blown sideways by a jumbo jet. One wheel of his taildragger caught s powerline. SFD lashed the wheel to the powerline, then got him...
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    Re: PNW Winter Fishing

    Don’t fish!

    Get yourself a GoPro put it in a watertight case, tie it on your line, put something flashy and stinky above it. Go out to where others are fishing and pop it over the side.
    Have...
  25. Thread: West Wing

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    Re: West Wing

    Lest we forget: “Hill Street Blues” & “NYPD Blue”.
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    Re: Ted Lasso, the dart game.

    For today’s lesson I looked up “bokeh” and then rewatched the vid. I like that!

    Thanks!
  27. Thread: 300

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    Re: 300

    My first thought:
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    C.S. Forester. The Hornblower series. Brown On Resolution. The African Queen. The Good Shepherd.
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    Re: Ted Lasso, the dart game.

    Sudeikis says one more season and the story will have been told.
  30. Thread: 1910 Tesla?

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    1910 Tesla?

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    Shetland fans: Tosh didnít get promoted.

    Ashley Jensen will portray the Detective Inspector replacing Jimmy Perez. Tosh remains a Detective Sergeant.

    Ashley Jensen:
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    Re: The Photo Most Unlike Us

    How about 3,600 horsepower?
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    600hp Mercury V10s
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    Ted Lasso, the dart game.

    Perhaps my favorite scene.

    https://youtu.be/3S16b-x5mRA


    https://youtu.be/3S16b-x5mRA
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    Re: PNW Winter Fishing

    Barbless in Puget Sound.
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    Re: PNW Winter Fishing

    Get the book: https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations

    Then, Google Buzz Bombs.

    Not that I’ve had any luck, but I’ve witnessed people catching actual salmon in Puget Sound off Vashon.
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    A favorite comedian of mine, Bill Burr, always tries to stay in hotel rooms that have a view of an airport. His “hobby” is listening to ATC, watching with binoculars, and using a flight ID app.
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Years ago, on the first tablet computer I had, I signed on for a free week of Netflix. Alone in the house I popped on “Bad Day At Black Rock”. It was mesmerizing. Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine were...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Roy Rogers trained his horse. He disciplined Trigger.
  39. Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    1. Never open a book with weather.
    2. Avoid prologues.
    3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue.
    4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "saidĒÖhe admonished gravely.
    5. Keep...
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    A Thanksgiving Cherpumple

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    Three pies CHerry, PUMpkin, and apPLE. Baked inside 3 different cakes stacked together.
    The perfect dessert after a turducken.
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    Re: A sailing submarine

    Being the nosy bastard that I am, I googled the bios of both authors. Fascinating! If anyone knows subs, itís those two.
    Take a look at: http://www.pigboats.com/
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    Sarah Palin goes down in flames.

    Mary Peltola to congress by almost 10 percentage points.
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    Well, we WERE going over to our son’s place, but he just called to report 1 child with diarrhea and another vomited in the car.

    We might go out for Chinese.
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    Re: wasp radial, how'd they do that?

    Sidenote: I was invited to the Aurora Oregon airport to see a couple of restored Willys jeeps. There was a B-26 in the hangar. One of its engines was on a rack on the floor and a mechanic was working...
  45. Thread: Red Green

    by Jim Bow
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    Re: Red Green

    I didn’t know his hat had a name! Several interweb shops carry them.
  46. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    We always bought used cars. When I was 14 it was. 1957 Ford Country Squire station wagon. That thing was huge! If memory serves, the engine air cleaner said “Interceptor”, which I claimed meant it...
  47. Thread: Magpie Murders

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    Re: Magpie Murders

    The book was great, and the series really stuck to it. Anthony Horowitz also created and wrote “Foyle’s War”.
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    Richard Hammondís coma story.

    This was recommended watching at Jalopnik. There’s a second video of Mindy Hammond describing the recovery.

    https://youtu.be/_BYQLDU9xhI

    https://youtu.be/_BYQLDU9xhI

    ...
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    Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    Based on recent visits to Costco, Metropolitan Market and Ace Hardware I’ve noticed masks are predominantly worn by people over 65, Asian men and women over 30, and Black Americans over 30,...
  50. Re: Irony is beyond the ken of House Republicans

    D'ye ken John Peel with his coat so gay?
    D'ye ken John Peel at the break o' day?
    D'ye ken John Peel when he's far, far a-way.
    With his hounds and his horn in the morning?
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