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    Re: I remember Grandpa's last words...

    "Hey, kids, watch this..."
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    On Watching Dogs...

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    Re: Cut down windshield

    Or some really dinky wipers. :wink-new:

    Nice job on the screen... sort of a continuous Brooklands thing.
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    Raised in Captivity

    I'm reading the new Chuck Klosterman book of short stories ("Raised in Captivity"). Hilarious, but very weird.
    In one story he explores the following question: what is the LEAST likely thing you can...
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    Re: It's friday - transportation songs

    Love the Italian Lambretta thing Elliot!
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    Re: It's friday - transportation songs

    I certainly recognize that driving east-bound on I-84 (Portland). :)
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    Re: One morning at Starbuck’s

    Yes, there have been some serious legal issues with forcing people to buy stuff. Some stories have been rather nasty (with some questionable or thorny racial issues).

    I still don't consider them...
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    Re: One morning at Starbuck’s

    I'll confess to using Starbucks back when I knew Howard Schultz (who probably won't remember me). This was back when he had a little company down on 1st avenue in Seattle (late 1970s)... before it...
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    Re: One morning at Starbuck’s

    Actually, my assault would apply to nearly any coffeeshop (and I put one in a Panera Bread - a place filled with similar "offenders"). People now even loiter outside such places to mooch off of...
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    Re: One morning at Starbuck’s

    LOL :highly_amused: And I read it too!!! Ink-on-the-fingers old-world stuff. I do have access to the electronic version but hate it. :rolleye:


    My wife has started to listen to audio-books...
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    Re: One morning at Starbuck’s

    Funny you should mention this. I'm on a bit of a campaign against some Starbucks customers. Here's a post and photo from my FB page.


    I'm on a campaign to annoy people that go into coffee shops...
  12. Thread: The Invocation

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    Re: The Invocation

    One of the funnier speeches I've heard in a long time. First saw it some months ago. Clever. I love the droll delivery.
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    Re: It's friday - transportation songs

    Wait wait… I forgot this classic: :wink-new:

    http://youtu.be/mJIn6gMlo6A
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    Re: It's friday - transportation songs

    But for preferred cool songs, and I like this much better (about a train):

    http://youtu.be/FPsgdRlv0CM
    John Pizzarelli does a really nice version too.
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    Re: It's friday - transportation songs

    My Aquafit instructor loves the Beach Boys, so I'm constantly hearing these:

    http://youtu.be/NwgGuadsqyo
    Or this:

    http://youtu.be/xKKP_cZuk54
    But, honestly, I never was a huge Beach Boys...
  16. Re: It's Friday - One Hit Wonder Day (Actually Sept 25)

    Ah, "In the Year 2525"... we thought that was so cool back then. I had the 45 of it!!! :o
  17. Thread: Since when...

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    Re: Since when...

    Autocorrect is my worst enema.
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    Re: Looking for someone

    Saw something similar here in Portland... small aircraft circling and circling the downtown area during a huge protest. A friend later reported who it was (confirming law-enforcement).
  19. Thread: Since when...

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    Re: Since when...

    And I am SO SICK of the phrase "on the ground." Yeah, it started with "boots on the ground" but now it used by everyone to mean something like "being there" (boots are otherwise).
  20. Re: It's Friday - One Hit Wonder Day (Actually Sept 25)

    And don't forget to delete the "s" of the "https" (or, I think, one will only get a link and not a preview).
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    Loving all these... taking me back.
    Here's one I fondly remember:

    http://youtu.be/EbDKN0dk54M
  22. Thread: Ginger Baker

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    Re: Ginger Baker

    Was reading that Baker hated Jack Bruce... with violent tension there-in (as Baker could be a seriously loose canon).
  23. Thread: life's a jouney

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    Re: life's a jouney

    Reminds me of an amusing line from the play Middletown.

    "I'm in-between two terrible jobs right now. I just don't know what the second one is yet."
  24. Thread: Since when...

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    Re: Since when...

    We enjoy "Tar-jhey" but then that's supposed to be a joke.
    :o
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    Re: Since when...

    I have many such words that I dislike (for a variety of reasons)... overused, re-pronounced, substituted when something simpler would be better.
    My current pet peeve is the overuse of the word...
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