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1
Stanley Sea  Dec 29, 2017 • 6:41:05pm

Saddest thing.

Read the whole thing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2017 • 6:41:49pm
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Ace Rothstein  Dec 29, 2017 • 6:43:28pm

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

FBI in tatters.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 29, 2017 • 6:44:15pm

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

Team Mueller up to something?

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Stanley Sea  Dec 29, 2017 • 6:44:49pm

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Who’s house…

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Ace Rothstein  Dec 29, 2017 • 6:45:21pm

re: #5 Stanley Sea

Who’s house…

Run’s house…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2017 • 6:45:34pm

re: #4 Eclectic Cyborg

re: #5 Stanley Sea

I have no idea.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 29, 2017 • 6:47:11pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2017 • 6:51:15pm
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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2017 • 6:57:37pm

The emolument presidency having the gal to point to other countries and criticize them for “corruption.” Mein gott, that’s a whole new level of chutzpah.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 29, 2017 • 6:58:52pm

re: #10 Targetpractice

The emolument presidency having the gal to point to other countries and criticize them for “corruption.” Mein gott, that’s a whole new level of chutzpah.

And Sarah’s just the gal to do it!

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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2017 • 6:59:46pm

re: #11 Blind Frog Belly White

And Sarah’s just the gal to do it!

PIMF…PIMF…

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VegasGolfer  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:01:59pm

latimes.com

“A workplace shooting just before 2:30 p.m. in a quiet neighborhood of Long Beach on Friday left two men dead, including the shooter, officials said.

Long Beach police said they went to a law office in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood amid reports of an active shooter at large. They said they found multiple casualties but it was no longer considered an active shooting scene.

Authorities said the gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and did not engage with police. Police found a weapon at the scene.

Two men died inside the law office, in the 300 block of San Antonio Drive, said Long Beach Police Department Sgt. Brad Johnson.”

Ho Hum, another shooting in the US. Not even a blip on the radar anymore.

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teleskiguy  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:02:52pm

Heh.

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Ace Rothstein  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:03:01pm

re: #13 VegasGolfer

Because freedom.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:03:11pm

re: #13 VegasGolfer

latimes.com

“A workplace shooting just before 2:30 p.m. in a quiet neighborhood of Long Beach on Friday left two men dead, including the shooter, officials said.

Long Beach police said they went to a law office in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood amid reports of an active shooter at large. They said they found multiple casualties but it was no longer considered an active shooting scene.

Authorities said the gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and did not engage with police. Police found a weapon at the scene.

Two men died inside the law office, in the 300 block of San Antonio Drive, said Long Beach Police Department Sgt. Brad Johnson.”

Ho Hum, another shooting in the US. Not even a blip on the radar anymore.

It was an atty’s office.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:05:24pm

I got CL’ed in the last thread and my comment is silly, but.

re: #126 William Lewis

I’ve never pretended otherwise. I like flavor but my mouth can only handle so much at once. I can even get up to medium levels if it’s really good, but pure fire? Nope.

I like my food to fight back. The spicier, the better.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:08:32pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Saw a claim, maybe in an earlier thread, that this is Saudi funded and not grassroots. I hope it’s not true, but SHS making this statement makes me wonder if there isn’t some US-KSA coordination here. I get a kind of nauseous feeling whenever this administration makes some kind of rational gesture of goodwill. Gets the spidey senses tingling.

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Interesting Times  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:09:04pm

re: #17 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I like my food to fight back. The spicier, the better.

New TUMS commercial - CHICKEN WING

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meteor  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:12:00pm

Saw “Darkest Hour” tonight. It was very good.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:12:34pm

This holiday time off I’ve been trying to take a break from the fuck up that is the president. But news is an addiction. I cannot stop looking.

So, I’m fluctuating from the news to this really bizarre show on netflix - Alias Grace.

Wondering how I’m going to come out. 2017 was mentally disastrous. I’ve not much hope for 2018.

Half empty right now.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:13:23pm
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Stanley Sea  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:14:12pm

re: #18 Barefoot Grin

Saw a claim, maybe in an earlier thread, that this is Saudi funded and not grassroots. I hope it’s not true, but SHS making this statement makes me wonder if there isn’t some US-KSA coordination here. I get a kind of nauseous feeling whenever this administration makes some kind of rational gesture of goodwill. Gets the spidey senses tingling.

Saudi shit is happening. There’s been deals made.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:14:53pm
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plansbandc  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:21:12pm

When we saw the Doctor Who Christmas Special they showed trailers of all the upcoming Fathom events.

They are doing a showing of “The Room”.

I can barely contain my joy. Been wanting to see that garbage forever. Going to make my sister-in-law go see it with me.

YES!!!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:22:00pm

re: #17 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I got CL’ed in the last thread and my comment is silly, but.

I like my food to fight back. The spicier, the better.

OK! Now can you handle Howlin Ray’s Hot Chicken?

eater.com

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Stanley Sea  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:23:17pm

re: #22 Colère Tueur de Lapin

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Video

So cool, so sad.

I’d eat it.

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plansbandc  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:24:58pm

Congrats to the New Mexico State Aggies for winning their first bowl game in 57 years! Very cool!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:26:55pm
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Barefoot Grin  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:28:03pm

re: #25 plansbandc

When we saw the Doctor Who Christmas Special they showed trailers of all the upcoming Fathom events.

They are doing a showing of “The Room”.

I can barely contain my joy. Been wanting to see that garbage forever. Going to make my sister-in-law go see it with me.

YES!!!

It’s kind of amazing that this guy, through sheer bullet-headed will, got a movie made that he thought would be an award winner but then turned out to be one of the worst ever. Then finds a cult following and claims that was what he was looking for all along; then gets a book and then a movie. And now his “disaster art” is going mainstream.

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DodgerFan1988  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:28:50pm

Swatting, the Alt-Right and Gamergate favorite weapon, has now lead to the death of an innocent man.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:30:11pm
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Barefoot Grin  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:31:34pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I was working from home and scanning cable news midmorning, at lunch, and then again mid afternoon. Fox had a high ratio of weather news. I thought it weird because I hadn’t seen weather news on Fox before except briefly during disasters. Putting my CT hat aside, I also recognize that a large part of Fox’s demographic are elderly folks in the states right now most affected by the arctic blast.

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stpaulbear  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:33:23pm

re: #31 DodgerFan1988

Swatting, the Alt-Right and Gamergate favorite weapon, has now lead to the death of an innocent man.

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Fucking damn.

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William Lewis  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:36:14pm

re: #1 Stanley Sea

Anyone know if the Soldier’s medal can be issued posthumously? That man deserves the remembrance.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:37:58pm

re: #35 William Lewis

Anyone know if the Soldier’s medal can be issued posthumously? That man deserves the remembrance.

And he was an immigrant.

Who volunteered to serve. Serve.

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stpaulbear  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:38:08pm

Does anyone know if jet printer ink cartridges will be destroyed by sitting on a front porch for hours in sub-zero weather? I’m thinking they might be a three-season item (along with canned cat food).

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TedStriker  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:42:38pm

re: #37 stpaulbear

Does anyone know if jet printer ink cartridges will be destroyed by sitting on a front porch for hours in sub-zero weather? I’m thinking they might be a three-season item (along with canned cat food).

I’d let them warm up, then shake them up a bit (caps on!), before you install them.

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Amory Blaine  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:50:05pm

re: #37 stpaulbear

I recently bought some knock off stuff from eBay that was left outside my door in <32 weather and it was fine. Not this super cold stuff though

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:50:28pm

re: #37 stpaulbear

Does anyone know if jet printer ink cartridges will be destroyed by sitting on a front porch for hours in sub-zero weather? I’m thinking they might be a three-season item (along with canned cat food).

Possible, most modern desktop inkjet printers use aqueous inks which will expand as they freeze. OTOH those inks also contains ethylene glycol which acts as an antifreeze so it’d probably have to be pretty damned cold.

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teleskiguy  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:54:04pm

WOW! So Freedom. Very Leadership. Bigly Original Thought.

-three hours later-

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Belafon  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:55:40pm

re: #41 teleskiguy

WOW! So Freedom. Very Leadership. Bigly Original Thought.

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He included the hashtag. That makes it totally different. //

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 29, 2017 • 7:57:46pm

re: #41 teleskiguy

WOW! So Freedom. Very Leadership. Bigly Original Thought.

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In Trump’s tweet replace “Iran” with “America.”

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Charles Johnson  Dec 29, 2017 • 8:07:28pm

Second season of Travelers on Netflix is really quite good. Very creative science fiction series, excellent character development without overdosing on special effects.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 29, 2017 • 8:08:31pm

re: #42 Belafon

He included the hashtag. That makes it totally different. //

He also added the word “Many” for full Trump effect.

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Amory Blaine  Dec 29, 2017 • 8:09:51pm

Sitting on top of Floyd’s Knob right now looking down on Louisville. All the normies around me are in bed. I feel like a beer though…

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gocart mozart  Dec 29, 2017 • 8:11:42pm
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wheat-dogg  Dec 29, 2017 • 8:12:41pm

re: #46 Amory Blaine

Sitting on top of Floyd’s Knob right now looking down on Louisville. All the normies around me are in bed. I feel like a beer though…

My old neighborhood! I lived there for two years or so, just before I moved to China.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 29, 2017 • 8:15:56pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

Second season of Travelers on Netflix is really quite good. Very creative science fiction series, excellent character development without overdosing on special effects.

Okay now going to check it out. Finished Narcos at Netflix and ST Discovery on CBS, which I found entirely enjoyable. But just got started on Peaky Blinders. Staycation binges.

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gocart mozart  Dec 29, 2017 • 8:17:50pm
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plansbandc  Dec 29, 2017 • 8:19:18pm

re: #38 TedStriker

I don’t know about printers, but we got a tv for Christmas a few years ago that we transported in zero degree weather in the back of a pickup from Denver to Albuquerque. It was a cheapo and lasted 10 years despite it’s shitty early treatment.

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The Major  Dec 29, 2017 • 8:20:38pm

It’s neat to be able to stroll into my watering hole, whip out my Samsunng Galaxy S8, ZAGG Pocket Keyboard and a battery pack and smoke my stogies and down some mighty fine Founnder’s Porter’s with WiFi listening to BBC World Service and watching this blog…who could ask for more, I tell ya ?

BTW: On Auntie Beeb They’re predicting that the House will flip to the Democracts in 2018 and that BRexit will not be so smooth as Article 50 is fixed in stone….

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gocart mozart  Dec 29, 2017 • 8:22:00pm
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Jack Burton  Dec 29, 2017 • 8:29:29pm

re: #52 The Major

It’s neat to be able to stroll into my watering hole, whip out my Samsunng Galaxy S8, ZAGG Pocket Keyboard and a battery pack and smoke my stogies and down some mighty fine Founnder’s Porter’s with WiFi listening to BBC World Service and watching this blog…who could ask for more, I tell ya ?

I love living in the future.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 29, 2017 • 8:39:39pm

re: #53 gocart mozart

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Dayum

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gocart mozart  Dec 29, 2017 • 8:50:02pm

Heh

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gocart mozart  Dec 29, 2017 • 8:54:04pm

I ask the important questions

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The Major  Dec 29, 2017 • 8:54:56pm

re: #54 Jack Burton

Wel, I’m in the proces of swapping out my Verizon Galaxy S8 for a T-Mobile Galaxy S8 so I can get proper VoLTE/HD Audio support…but other than that, it’s still tres kewl…

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makeitstop  Dec 29, 2017 • 8:58:48pm

Since my current work laptop is showing signs of eventually biting the big one, and given the possibility that I wouldn’t be able to take a deduction for a new laptop next year, I made the decision to buy one this week.

I’m setting it up now. It’s an HP Pro Book, seems like a nice enough machine. But installing the necessary software and getting license keys and all that shit straight is a drag.

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Belafon  Dec 29, 2017 • 9:05:51pm

re: #59 makeitstop

Since my current work laptop is showing signs of eventually biting the big one, and given the possibility that I wouldn’t be able to take a deduction for a new laptop next year, I made the decision to buy one this week.

I’m setting it up now. It’s an HP Pro Book, seems like a nice enough machine. But installing the necessary software and getting license keys and all that shit straight is a drag.

I have a tower running linux with an NVidia GTX video card. I was running Ubuntu 16.04, and wanted to upgrade to 17.04 so that I could use CUDA 9.1 with the latest g++ compiler. So I allowed Ubuntu to upgrade. That was wrong. After multiple attempts to recover the GUI, I finally just did a new install. Luckily, I made the /home its own partition, so I didn’t lose any data.

For the record, I don’t do HP.

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teleskiguy  Dec 29, 2017 • 9:06:24pm

Florida Man being a fuckin’ asshole again.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 29, 2017 • 9:10:24pm
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Jack Burton  Dec 29, 2017 • 9:11:08pm

re: #61 teleskiguy

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 29, 2017 • 9:11:10pm
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makeitstop  Dec 29, 2017 • 9:11:14pm

re: #60 Belafon

For the record, I don’t do HP.

Me neither, actually. I’ve been using Thinkpads for the better part of ten years now. But my wife the IT pro went looking and found this one, so I figured I’d give it a shot. I trust my wife on this stuff, since she’s operating at a way higher level than I am on this stuff.

(An aside: The radio is playing ‘Tubular Bells’ in its entirety. They’re at the Viv Stanshall ‘introduction of the instruments’ bit now. Music to install software by…)

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wheat-dogg  Dec 29, 2017 • 9:23:08pm

A cute cat photo with no cat in it.

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bratwurst  Dec 29, 2017 • 9:24:10pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2017 • 9:40:38pm

re: #67 bratwurst

Is anyone surprised seeing that?

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retired cynic  Dec 29, 2017 • 9:42:54pm

re: #68 Joe Bacon 🌹

Is anyone surprised seeing that?

Not I. Although it seems as though it is a Ben Shapiro sort of self-hate.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 29, 2017 • 9:46:37pm

re: #68 Joe Bacon 🌹

Is anyone surprised seeing that?

The response to all this should remain: OMG WTF are we going to do to fight it

vs.

We expected this, ya’ll fucked up. We’ll keep calling it out.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2017 • 9:47:44pm

re: #69 retired cynic

Not I. Although it seems as though it is a Ben Shapiro sort of self-hate.

Benjy is too busy playing Silver Streak. Once again, he’s trying to get back on the Nazi train that everyone throws him off of…

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teleskiguy  Dec 29, 2017 • 9:49:58pm
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retired cynic  Dec 29, 2017 • 9:52:30pm

re: #72 teleskiguy

I wouldn’t trust the fat cats who would end up writing it. If 46% of the voters voted for something as Wrong as DT, who knows what they would do?

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wheat-dogg  Dec 29, 2017 • 9:57:58pm

re: #73 retired cynic

I wouldn’t trust the fat cats who would end up writing it. If 46% of the voters voted for something as Wrong as DT, who knows what they would do?

Someone needs to tell Sarah to be careful what she wishes for. A constitutional convention now would not create a more liberal or democratic Constitution, but more likely one with no separation of church and state, federal voter restrictions, corporate representation in government (such as Hong Kong has), and elimination of term limits for POTUS, to name but a few possible outcomes.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2017 • 9:59:11pm
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teleskiguy  Dec 29, 2017 • 9:59:40pm

re: #73 retired cynic

The tweet - from a ski racer woman who’s skied in five Olympics - is wholly altruistic and unrealistic. Still, nice sentiment…

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retired cynic  Dec 29, 2017 • 10:03:28pm

re: #76 teleskiguy

The tweet - from a ski racer woman who’s skied in two Olympics - is wholly altruistic and unrealistic. Still, nice sentiment…

Absolutely. I can dream….

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Amory Blaine  Dec 29, 2017 • 10:04:46pm

re: #48 wheat-dogg

Dang, guess I’m too late to stop over for a beer.

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teleskiguy  Dec 29, 2017 • 10:10:53pm
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Belafon  Dec 29, 2017 • 10:30:12pm

re: #79 teleskiguy

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Have they not met MADD?

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The Major  Dec 29, 2017 • 10:36:20pm

re: #59 makeitstop

HP Pro Book

My company issued me a new HP Elite Book with a docking station earlier this year. Not a bad little beasite - with the docking station I’m able to hang two 4K monitors off of it - nice….

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teleskiguy  Dec 29, 2017 • 10:37:05pm

re: #80 Belafon

Have they not met MADD?

How about a complete nihilist advocacy group, DDAMM…

Ddamm

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JordanRules  Dec 29, 2017 • 10:38:20pm

re: #81 The Major

I love, love my Elite Book!

Always had a good experience with my HPs.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 29, 2017 • 11:29:11pm

re: #78 Amory Blaine

Dang, guess I’m too late to stop over for a beer.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 30, 2017 • 12:16:03am

White guy mansplains Mandarin to a native speaker, Naomi Wu. It does not go well.

Here’s the backstory. Naomi had posted a photo of some Chinese desserts that combine western snack foods (Oreos, in this case) with coffee-coconut bread.

So this guy jumps in and questions her (not the sign’s) translation of the characters ka ye ao li ao 咖椰奥利奥 (AoLiAo is Oreo’s tradename in China) as “curry Oreo”.

Her point, which Mr Limecello ignores, is using an English word that sounds phonetically like the Chinese words ka ye (abbreviation for coffee coconut). Gali 咖喱meanwhile is the Mandaran approximation of the English word “curry,” so with his obvious mastery of Mandarin he accuses *her* of mistranslating the sign. Then gets all offended when she makes fun of him on Twitter.

Her area is Shenzhen, where they mostly speak Cantonese (Yue), and he’s suggesting her Mandarin is weak because of her regional language.

I am chuckling.

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JordanRules  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:19:07am

2018 is peeking around the corner. I hope she’s ready for primetime.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:26:01am

re: #86 JordanRules

2018 is peeking around the corner. I hope she’s ready for primetime.

If she were smart, she’d run away.

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JordanRules  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:30:22am

re: #87 wheat-dogg


And take me with!

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JordanRules  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:46:49am
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Eventual Carrion  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:58:05am

re: #89 JordanRules

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We should just promise not to take any action that he wouldn’t take.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:58:33am

Makes sense only if you have read/watched Game of Thrones and are a cryptocurrency nerd, too. (Guilty as charged) But still amusing.

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:00:05am

Warmer morning than the last few (14F). Couple inches of snow, no wind to speak of. A nice morning.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:13:12am

It will soon be 2018, and that means my freshmen next year will all probably have been born on or after 2000.

Ain’t that a sobering thought?

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JordanRules  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:25:30am

Have mercy!

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:29:18am

re: #94 JordanRules

Have mercy!

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Guess that’s easier than punishing unfit LEO for rights violations. Just make civilian rights punishable.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:30:35am

I used to hang out with James McMurtry when we were students at UofA in Tucson in the early 1980’s.

Played in a bluegrass band with his girlfriend and jammed at open mic night and the Mountainaire Lounge on Mt Lemmon.

I recall sitting with him in my living room and him teaching me Gram Parson’s “The Streets of Baltimore”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:32:05am

re: #94 JordanRules

Have mercy!

New Indiana bill would force Colts to provide fans a refund if any of its players kneel for anthem

Government meddling in private business!!!

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freetoken  Dec 30, 2017 • 3:17:53am
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freetoken  Dec 30, 2017 • 3:24:02am
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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2017 • 5:39:34am

Morning!

Just got in from cleaning off my sidewalks from last nights snowfall. I was surprised by how much fell. They predicted up to 3” it looks like closer to 5” fell. Nice fluffy stuff because it fell while the temps were in the mid-teens.

Now they say the temps will fall throughout the day with a high of 17° and winds that will cause drifts. Low of 2° tonight and that appears to be the temps for the highs and lows all week.

At least we won’t have to worry the snow will turn to ice anytime soon.

Brrrr.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 30, 2017 • 5:59:09am

re: #100 ObserverArt

Morning!

Just got in from cleaning off my sidewalks from last nights snowfall. I was surprised by how much fell. They predicted up to 3” it looks like closer to 5” fell. Nice fluffy stuff because it fell while the temps were in the mid-teens.

Now they say the temps will fall throughout the day with a high of 17° and winds that will cause drifts. Low of 2° tonight and that appears to be the temps for the highs and lows all week.

At least we won’t have to worry the snow will turn to ice anytime soon.

Meanwhile in Los Angeles, currently 49 going to 74. Now chance of rain down to 10% next Wednesday…

WE NEED RAIN!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:06:51am
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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:07:17am

re: #101 Joe Bacon 🌹

Meanwhile in Los Angeles, currently 49 going to 74. Now chance of rain down to 10% next Wednesday…

We are now predicted to have the lowest temp in over 100 years for New Years Eve. 3°. -4° overnight Monday into Tuesday.

Gonna be a cold cold week around these parts (Columbus Oh-i-o).

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A Mom Anon  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:22:50am

re: #86 JordanRules

2018 had better NOT ask 2017 to hold it’s beer. I MEAN IT. Do NOT make me pull this mess over and I’d better not have to undo my seat belt. That’s all I’m sayin’.

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Shropshire Slasher  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:24:57am

Turkey bacon is not bacon.
That is all.

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A Mom Anon  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:27:10am

re: #105 Shropshire Slasher

Bacon is why God gave us piggies. I just wish MORE of the piggy was bacony.

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Shropshire Slasher  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:29:28am

-9º F in upstate NY this morning. I am glad I grabbed a face cord of apple wood out of the jing-weed last night when I got home from work, smells nice in the woodstove. Now I just have to add eight quarts of oil to my tractor, pop on a filter, chain up, and get some more wood.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:34:01am

re: #105 Shropshire Slasher

Turkey bacon is not bacon.
That is all.

No it is not. But, if you want to keep away from the fat of bacon and want a decent turkey facsimile that can add some decent flavor and some crunch…Kroger’s own brand turkey bacon is not bad. I have not found any others that I like.

If you have Kroger’s.

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freetoken  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:35:53am

re: #105 Shropshire Slasher

Turkey bacon : is not bacon :: pineapple pizza : is not pizza.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:37:03am

Eggs Benedict is not a blessing.

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:41:26am

re: #110 Decatur Deb

Eggs Benedict is not a blessing.

Says who?

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jeffreyw  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:42:16am

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Good morning!

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:44:57am

re: #110 Decatur Deb

Eggs Benedict is not a blessing.

Nor a yummy traitor.

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Shropshire Slasher  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:45:12am

re: #108 ObserverArt

This is Butterball brand, it isn’t very good. It would have been better if I cooked it in bacon grease, but whenever I have some I find little kitty tongue impressions in it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:46:03am

re: #108 ObserverArt

No it is not. But, if you want to keep away from the fat of bacon and want a decent turkey facsimile that can add some decent flavor and some crunch…Kroger’s own brand turkey bacon is not bad. I have not found any others that I like.

If you have Kroger’s.

bacon was also created for basting turkeys

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Decatur Deb  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:46:14am

re: #113 Barefoot Grin

Nor a yummy traitor.

Sounds like a mid-level Mafia capo.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:47:26am

This was our 20 lb Xmas beast

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:50:04am

re: #115 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Not everyone wants a larded turkey.
cookscountry.com

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:51:08am

re: #114 Shropshire Slasher

This is Butterball brand, it isn’t very good. It would have been better if I cooked it in bacon grease, but whenever I have some I find little kitty tongue impressions in it.

I tried Butterball once. I did not like it either. Had an odd flavor to my taste buds.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:51:31am

re: #118 PhillyPretzel

Not everyone wants a larded turkey.
cookscountry.com

Ours gets BBQ’d @15 min/lb.

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A Mom Anon  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:51:56am

re: #117 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So you just make the turkey like usual and wrap it in BACON?!! Why did I not think of this?

You know what else is yummy? Take the bacon and cook as usual, but when it’s about half done, you add a mix of brown sugar, bourbon and a little water into a paste and then dump it on the bacon, spread it around and finish cooking. It’s SO good. We use it on sandwiches and in eggs.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:54:36am

re: #121 A Mom Anon

So you just make the turkey like usual and wrap it in BACON?!! Why did I not think of this?

You know what else is yummy? Take the bacon and cook as usual, but when it’s about half done, you add a mix of brown sugar, bourbon and a little water into a paste and then dump it on the bacon, spread it around and finish cooking. It’s SO good. We use it on sandwiches and in eggs.

Sugar, booze, and bacon—the building-blocks of a cuisine.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:55:17am

re: #120 Decatur Deb

Ours gets BBQ’d @15 min/lb.

I have a nephew that is King of Smoked Turkeys.

It is amazing what he can do with a few charcoals in a Weber and some wood chips. Very moist and a mild smokey taste. Takes him all day, but he nails ‘em.

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A Mom Anon  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:55:41am

re: #122 Decatur Deb

Precisely, lol. As long as you don’t burn the sugar, it’s all good. Bourbon works good in chocolate cake and brownies too…

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:58:01am

re: #124 A Mom Anon

Precisely, lol. As long as you don’t burn the sugar, it’s all good. Bourbon works good in chocolate cake and brownies too…

…and you can drink it while cooking!

Hic!

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Decatur Deb  Dec 30, 2017 • 6:59:23am

re: #123 ObserverArt

I have a nephew that is King of Smoked Turkeys.

It is amazing what he can do with a few charcoals in a Weber and some wood chips. Very moist and a mild smokey taste. Takes him all day, but he nails ‘em.

Been doing it since 1980, when our Army-issued stove blew up, and it wasn’t worth the paperwork to draw another. An ancient loaf pan with water catches the drippings for gravy and soups. You can taste the smoke all the way through the leftovers cycle.

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:00:04am
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darthstar  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:00:59am

Mornin” everyone. Happy almost New Year.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:01:28am

re: #127 darthstar

Founder of neo-nazi site The Daily Stormer has gone missing, and the hunt for him is on bit.ly

Try Chile.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:01:44am

re: #127 darthstar

Interesting. Very interesting.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:04:30am

re: #121 A Mom Anon

So you just make the turkey like usual and wrap it in BACON?!! Why did I not think of this?

You know what else is yummy? Take the bacon and cook as usual, but when it’s about half done, you add a mix of brown sugar, bourbon and a little water into a paste and then dump it on the bacon, spread it around and finish cooking. It’s SO good. We use it on sandwiches and in eggs.

I also buttered up between skin and meat, but the bacon is to keep things from drying out and helps make a killer gravy

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:05:29am

re: #94 JordanRules

Have mercy!

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I guess Indiana never heard of the First Amendment. Of course, they did elect Mike Pence as governor.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:07:35am

re: #94 JordanRules

They probably would not have this problem if they stayed in Baltimore.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:08:34am

re: #127 darthstar

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That’s the idiot from Worthington, a Columbus northern suburb. His father covers for him and funds his site. I’d start right there.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:09:59am

… wrong comment

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:10:46am

re: #132 Hecuba’s daughter

I guess Indiana never heard of the First Amendment. Of course, they did elect Mike Pence as governor.

Or maybe Mike Pence wanted a refund on his tickets and the legislature is trying to oblige him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:27:15am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:30:07am
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sagehen  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:34:51am

re: #85 wheat-dogg

Her area is Shenzhen, where they mostly speak Cantonese (Yue), and he’s suggesting her Mandarin is weak because of her regional language.

I don’t speak Mandarin or Cantonese… but I care deeply which one the restaurant I’m eating at claims to be “authentic” versions of — I need the skin of the duck to be crispy, and the right kind of pancakes on my mu-shu.

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:39:42am

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That’s terrible. An old friend of mine’s daughter, 27 years old also, died of a sudden heart attack 2 years ago. So young.

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sagehen  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:41:20am

re: #122 Decatur Deb

Sugar, booze, and bacon—the building-blocks of a cuisine.

I am not particularly domestic — in Chez Sagehen, the four food groups are

Things that come in cans
Things that come in bags
Things that come in take-out cartons
Chocolate

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:42:23am

re: #140 Eventual Carrion

News report said Erica had a prior heart attack as well. There was obviously an underlying condition. Most people in their 20s don’t have any heart attacks let alone two.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:43:54am

re: #142 Eclectic Cyborg

News report said Erica had a prior heart attack as well. There was obviously an underlying condition. Most people in their 20s don’t have any heart attacks let alone two.

She had an enlarged heart. Prior heart attack was shortly after she gave birth, second one was during an asthma attack.

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A Mom Anon  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:50:07am

re: #131 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I put herb and garlic butter under the skin and all over the outside this time around. It wasn’t bad, but I think I should have melted the butter and used that in the injector, but I forgot about it. It was moist, but just didn’t have flavor throughout. Bacon might have totally turned that around, lol. It’s magical.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:55:21am

Just put a chuck roast in the slow cooker. My first one. What could possibly go wrong?

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wheat-dogg  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:56:31am

re: #139 sagehen

I don’t speak Mandarin or Cantonese… but I care deeply which one the restaurant I’m eating at claims to be “authentic” versions of — I need the skin of the duck to be crispy, and the right kind of pancakes on my mu-shu.

That’s a touch-and-go thing in most of the USA. If you’re near a Chinatown, ask the locals where they go to eat Chinese food. Or peek in a restaurant and see how many diners are Asian. A menu in Chinese is another tipoff.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 30, 2017 • 7:58:17am

re: #145 Barefoot Grin

Just put a chuck roast in the slow cooker. My first one. What could possibly go wrong?

I’ve decided to buy a local version of an instant pot, because I need a rice cooker anyway. That’s my mission tomorrow or the day after, to catch the New Year’s sales.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:02:09am

Some good news to close out the year:

This is a project to teach Afghan girls to code, and also to help them to make money doing it, thus providing some additional income to their families.

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jeffreyw  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:02:49am

re: #145 Barefoot Grin

Just put a chuck roast in the slow cooker. My first one. What could possibly go wrong?

You fail to put in enough onion and garlic?

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:02:59am

re: #147 wheat-dogg

I’ve decided to buy a local version of an instant pot, because I need a rice cooker anyway. That’s my mission tomorrow or the day after, to catch the New Year’s sales.

We have one of those fancy Japanese rice cookers but found that a good old-fashioned pressure cooker saves time and energy and works just as well.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:03:17am

re: #139 sagehen

re: #146 wheat-dogg

Philly has a Chinatown and this is a list of places for Peking duck.
google.com

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:03:43am

re: #149 jeffreyw

You fail to put in enough onion and garlic?

I put in lots of onion, mushrooms, yukon potatoes, carrots, and garlic. Too much?

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:04:22am

re: #148 wheat-dogg

That is very good news. :)

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jeffreyw  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:04:47am

re: #152 Barefoot Grin

I put in lots of onion, mushrooms, yukon potatoes, carrots, and garlic. Too much?

Will the lid go on?

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William Lewis  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:05:07am

re: #146 wheat-dogg

That’s a touch-and-go thing in most of the USA. If you’re near a Chinatown, ask the locals where they go to eat Chinese food. Or peek in a restaurant and see how many diners are Asian. A menu in Chinese is another tipoff.

There is currently only one place in Hayward - Panda something or Somthing Panda. It’s classic americanized Chinese food. Well done for what it is and all the usual suspects are on the menu, but to think it’s like what I’d get in the middle of China?

OTOH, the beef, broccoli, onion & mushroom in brown sauce is very good to me. Certainly better than the beef & bell pepper served on the Bebop :)

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:05:43am

re: #154 jeffreyw

Will the lid go on?

Yep.

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:07:00am

re: #145 Barefoot Grin

Just put a chuck roast in the slow cooker. My first one. What could possibly go wrong?

It’ll be done in 10 hours. That gives us all time to find flights and get there before it’s ready.

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jeffreyw  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:07:19am

re: #156 Barefoot Grin

You’re good to go as soon as you fill it with broth to cover.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:07:30am

re: #155 William Lewis

There is currently only one place in Hayward - Panda something or Somthing Panda. It’s classic americanized Chinese food. Well done for what it is and all the usual suspects are on the menu, but to think it’s like what I’d get in the middle of China?

OTOH, the beef, broccoli, onion & mushroom in brown sauce is very good to me. Certainly better than the beef & bell pepper served on the Bebop :)

If it is Panda Express, the food in my university cafeteria here beats it hands down. It’s not bad, but of course I’ve been spoiled.

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William Lewis  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:08:21am

re: #156 Barefoot Grin

Yep.

Did you pour in half a bottle of red wine for the juices? Works well and gives you something to sip while waiting ;D

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:13:37am

re: #160 William Lewis

Did you pour in half a bottle of red wine for the juices? Works well and gives you something to sip while waiting ;D

I didn’t. I think I need more broth too. Off to the package store….

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William Lewis  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:14:38am

re: #159 wheat-dogg

If it is Panda Express, the food in my university cafeteria here beats it hands down. It’s not bad, but of course I’ve been spoiled.

Definitely better than Panda Express. The only time I have that is when I’m on the tollway through Chicago and don’t want to pay to get off & look for a real restaurant. So I eat at the over pass rest areas instead.

Ah, found the menu. Panda House; Szechaun, Mandarin & Hunan Cuisine is what it says.

We used to have a lovely Vietnamese restaurant (PHO GA! YUM!) but the couple that owned it (a Vietnam war vet & his Vietnamese wife) were getting up there in years and retired. Now it’s just another bar and grill.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:15:27am

re: #161 Barefoot Grin

Package store? Oh. I forgot. Other states have liquor stores aka package stores. PA has state stores. :(

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:16:57am

re: #163 PhillyPretzel

Package store? Oh. I forgot. Other states have liquor stores aka package stores. PA has state stores. :(

My mistake. It’s NH. State store here, too.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:18:24am

re: #155 William Lewis

Hello William
I was thinking of your winter photographs this morning. The wife and I are going to do the same, ala no snow but post wildfire and beach scenes around Santa Barbara. Going for poignant contrast.

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darthstar  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:18:48am

re: #164 Barefoot Grin

My mistake. It’s NH. State store here, too.

I live a block away from an Easy Mart. Get my morning coffee there…and they carry most of the bourbons I like.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:19:36am

re: #1 Stanley Sea

Saddest thing.

Read the whole thing.

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:22:59am

It’s been snowing lightly here all morning and the cold seems to have let up some. I just had coffee out on our porch, and it’s pretty quiet outside. Lovely.

My project for the day is to move all my files on the old laptop’s desktop to my external drive. Taking a while. Who knew I had 23 GB of photos sitting there? That stuff kinda piles up after a while.

While the files move I’m sitting here practicing scales and stuff on my Esquire with the B-G bender. Haven’t played this one in a while. It’s weird how you can forget the characteristics of certain guitars, then when you pick them back up you wonder ‘Why did I stop playing this one, exactly?’

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:25:03am
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William Lewis  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:30:28am

re: #165 Unshaken Defiance

Hello William
I was thinking of your winter photographs this morning. The wife and I are going to do the same, ala no snow but post wildfire and beach scenes around Santa Barbara. Going for poignant contrast.

Good luck & good light. I find that kind of thing very beautiful and, when feeling the world on my shoulders, very liberating. I’ll look forward to your results.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:30:50am

re: #168 makeitstop

It’s been snowing lightly here all morning and the cold seems to have let up some. I just had coffee out on our porch, and it’s pretty quiet outside. Lovely.

My project for the day is to move all my files on the old laptop’s desktop to my external drive. Taking a while. Who knew I had 23 GB of photos sitting there? That stuff kinda piles up after a while.

While the files move I’m sitting here practicing scales and stuff on my Esquire with the B-G bender. Haven’t played this one in a while. It’s weird how you can forget the characteristics of certain guitars, then when you pick them back up you wonder ‘Why did I stop playing this one, exactly?’

I’d love to try a bender someday. I think Jason Victor was using one to get the pedal steel sounds for Matthew Sweet when I saw them a couple of months ago. It sounded great.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:30:50am

re: #169 Backwoods_Sleuth

Let’s hope that Trump does not get any ideas from this news.

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William Lewis  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:32:16am

re: #167 FormerDirtDart

As I mentioned last night, I wonder if the Soldier’s Medal can be awarded posthumously? It would be the appropriate thing since it is explicitly the highest award for non-combat valor in the US.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:36:28am

re: #167 FormerDirtDart

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One of ancestors was an immigrant soldier. RIP to him. So sad.

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retired cynic  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:36:39am

re: #173 William Lewis

As I mentioned last night, I wonder if the Soldier’s Medal can be awarded posthumously? It would be the appropriate thing since it is explicitly the highest award for non-combat valor in the US.

Admin won’t want that!

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William Lewis  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:38:46am

re: #175 retired cynic

Admin won’t want that!

I don’t think those awards get that far up the food chain. But even if so, scumbag will not be president forever and the award can be made then.

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BeachDem  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:40:08am

re: #134 ObserverArt

That’s the idiot from Worthington, a Columbus northern suburb. His father covers for him and funds his site. I’d start right there.

Yeah, supposedly he’s been spotted on the east side of Columbus—doesn’t want to be too far away from his daddy/money.

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Lupin  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:40:09am

The year of Trump has laid bare the US constitution’s serious flaws :

guardian

I couldn’t agree more. “Today’s generation shackled to the words of their ancestors,” indeed.

The current French constitution has been amended 24 times since 1958. And that requires the consent of both Chambers.

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:43:52am

re: #171 Barefoot Grin

I’d love to try a bender someday. I think Jason Victor was using one to get the pedal steel sounds for Matthew Sweet when I saw them a couple of months ago. It sounded great.

I don’t have the ‘real’ bender (the Parsons-White one where they rout out the guitar body to install it), I’ve got the one made by Hipshot, developed by Will Ray from the Hellacasters. It’s pretty cool, in that it installs with one screw (through the back strap button) and besides that it’s a completely un-invasive install. I’ve had it on three of my T-bodies since I got it. :)

I belong to a Tele forum where Will Ray is a member, and he was kind enough to guide me through getting it set up and gave me a lot of tips to make it work better.

Here’s Will doing a demo. He’s a lot better at using it than I am.

Will Ray Model Hipshot B-Bender

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nines09  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:49:49am

re: #179 makeitstop

Looks like one wrong move away from unintended surgery.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:50:24am

re: #179 makeitstop

I don’t have the ‘real’ bender (the Parsons-White one where they rout out the guitar body to install it), I’ve got the one made by Hipshot, developed by Will Ray from the Hellacasters. It’s pretty cool, in that it installs with one screw (through the back strap button) and besides that it’s a completely un-invasive install. I’ve had it on three of my T-bodies since I got it. :)

I belong to a Tele forum where Will Ray is a member, and he was kind enough to guide me through getting it set up and gave me a lot of tips to make it work better.

Here’s Will doing a demo. He’s a lot better at using it than I am.

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Video

That’s cool. I don’t know if I’d get the hang of pushing with my hip (that’s what you do, right?). I’m so used to bending strings the old fashioned way.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:53:43am

re: #178 Lupin

The year of Trump has laid bare the US constitution’s serious flaws :

guardian

I couldn’t agree more. “Today’s generation shackled to the words of their ancestors,” indeed.

The current French constitution has been amended 24 times since 1958. And that requires the consent of both Chambers.

The Alabama Constitution of 1901 has been amended 926 times. It is the largest governing document in the world. Most of this has been a result of its provisions to prevent self-determination in locales with Black majorities.

Be careful what you wish for.

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 8:57:51am

re: #180 nines09

Looks like one wrong move away from unintended surgery.

It is kinda tricky. And you can’t really put the guitar on a stand with the B lever on.

I’ve been thinking about converting the B lever to another palm pedal, more like the old Bigsby ones. Hipshot sells the parts to do the conversion, and I’m a little more facile with the palm pedal on the G string than the B lever.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:02:48am
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nines09  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:05:14am

re: #183 makeitstop

I’ll bet. A neck hanger guitar stand like the Ultimate may work. I use them, they fold up and are rugged. A gimmick like that, to me, has too much that can go wrong. Does it center true after hard bends? Not go out of tune?

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BigPapa  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:05:17am

That FBI action may be related to Sheriff Clarke.

And me loves ABL. She can swear with the best of them.

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A Mom Anon  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:08:21am

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL. But would a chicken fried fuck be better than a beer battered deep fried fuck? It’s a question for the ages….

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:10:55am

re: #172 PhillyPretzel

Let’s hope that Trump does not get any ideas from this news.

We should jail HIM for insulting the Judiciary!

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Shropshire Slasher  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:11:57am

You’re in Hell

Standing on your feet for hours during the freezing cold, not having a single sip of water because there’s no restroom to relieve yourself, and being crushed on all sides by strangers sounds hellish — but some 2 million people do it willingly every year.

So it goes in Times Square in the hours before the ball drops at midnight on Dec. 31. This year’s forecast calls for temperatures in the teens, as well as a ground cover of snow left over from days before.

Link brings you to NY Post

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:13:34am
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BeachDem  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:15:18am

Heh—a great (though nauseating) collection of the articles about the poor, misunderstood, “forgotten” Trump voters.

What I Learned From Reading All The Media Safaris Into ‘Trump Country’ I Could Handle Before Wanting To Die
Turns out Trump supporters still support Trump.

huffingtonpost.com

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:22:03am

re: #182 Decatur Deb

The Alabama Constitution of 1901 has been amended 926 times. It is the largest governing document in the world. Most of this has been a result of its provisions to prevent self-determination in locales with Black majorities.

Be careful what you wish for.

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our founding documents, but in ourselves.

The Constitution was written to provide a framework for governing a self-governing nation. Its lack of specificity has allowed each generation it its era to adjust the government to match that era’s thinking. It has allowed us to move from an agrarian republic with chattel slavery and voting rights only for white male property owners to a mostly metropolitan, pluralistic country which increasingly recognizes the rights of all, and all without changing the basic framework.

The thing is, self-governing countries are vulnerable to takeover by those who promise relief from the hard work of self-government.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:27:05am

re: #168 makeitstop

re: #171 Barefoot Grin

I think you guitar players might agree (with a nod to a little artistic circular logic) how our gear shapes our style and skillset. Using a good Sony instead of my Canon has upset my game. No, the player makes the style, not the gear per se, the gear won’t fix what’s wrong with us. But it enables us as we catch up.

Outta here, 101 north.

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The Major  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:28:22am

re: #186 BigPapa

That FBI action may be related to Sheriff Clarke.

Or maybe Roger Stone ?

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:30:05am

re: #185 nines09

I’ll bet. A neck hanger guitar stand like the Ultimate may work. I use them, they fold up and are rugged. A gimmick like that, to me, has too much that can go wrong. Does it center true after hard bends? Not go out of tune?

It’s definitely pretty stable, because there’s a hard return point - it doesn’t ‘float’ like a Strat trem does. And each lever or pedal has a thumb screw for pretty quick micro-tuning of the bend interval. The kinda weird thing is that you need a bridge that both top-loads and strings through, because half of the strings go through the back of the ash tray and into the bender. Or I guess a simple top-loader would do, but I like stringing through the body whenever possible.

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Shropshire Slasher  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:30:54am

Ok I lied, it wasn’t -9º F here, the wireless sensor fell in the snow. I was wondering why the temperature wasn’t going up. On a completely random note, I received Swedish Fish in my stocking, and boy are they ever freaking addictive!

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BigPapa  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:32:53am

re: #194 The Major

Or maybe Roger Stone ?

Not sure. FBI has warrants for emails but not sure about the FBI action at that home.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:39:55am

I can’t tell you how close to home that McMurty tune hits. I’ve fished those places and traded at the local bait shops……. I seen that guy and his sister……

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:41:33am

re: #1 Stanley Sea

I don’t know what medal that the US gives armed forces members for conspicuous gallantry during peacetime but this young man deserves it.

Hey! The ambulatory, carnivorous yam sitting in the Oval Office! Go to this soldier’s funeral.

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Ace-o-aces  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:42:29am

ooooooooohhhhh, he’s SO inspired.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:45:16am

re: #199 Romantic Heretic

My wife points out the yam would make it all about him.

Never mind.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:46:16am

re: #199 Romantic Heretic

I don’t know what medal that the US gives armed forces members for conspicuous gallantry during peacetime but this young man deserves it.

Hey! The ambulatory, carnivorous yam sitting in the Oval Office! Go to this soldier’s funeral.

The guy was black. Trump will never go.

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:48:11am

re: #196 Shropshire Slasher

Ok I lied, it wasn’t -9º F here, the wireless sensor fell in the snow. I was wondering why the temperature wasn’t going up. On a completely random note, I received Swedish Fish in my stocking, and boy are they ever freaking addictive!

I got peppermint patties. Love ‘em

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:51:51am
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Alephnaught  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:53:54am

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

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As a Glaswegian, I approve of “i don’t give a single chicken fried fuck”. Would work very well in a Glaswegian accent, almost Malcolm Tucker-esque. Nearly as good as “take a regimental fuck to yourself”.

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electrotek  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:59:13am
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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:01:21am

re: #193 Unshaken Defiance

I think you guitar players might agree (with a nod to a little artistic circular logic) how our gear shapes our style and skillset. Using a good Sony instead of my Canon has upset my game. No, the player makes the style, not the gear per se, the gear won’t fix what’s wrong with us. But it enables us as we catch up.

Outta here, 101 north.

No doubt. Every once in awhile I start surfing sites to find out about the latest pedals and drool. Then I realize that I really just need to work on my playing. No pedal is going to make me better.

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stpaulbear  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:02:04am

re: #179 makeitstop

I don’t have the ‘real’ bender (the Parsons-White one where they rout out the guitar body to install it), I’ve got the one made by Hipshot, developed by Will Ray from the Hellacasters. It’s pretty cool, in that it installs with one screw (through the back strap button) and besides that it’s a completely un-invasive install. I’ve had it on three of my T-bodies since I got it. :)

I belong to a Tele forum where Will Ray is a member, and he was kind enough to guide me through getting it set up and gave me a lot of tips to make it work better.

Here’s Will doing a demo. He’s a lot better at using it than I am.

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The late, great Clarence White had a guitar with a variation on that bender that was invented by his band mate in the Byrds. This portion of The Byrds documentary talks about how it was invented and how it’s played and how it used to confuse the hell out of guitarists in the audience. The whole documentary is pretty cool.

The Byrds - Under Review (Part 13 of 17).mp4

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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:15:15am

re: #206 electrotek

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William Lewis  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:18:39am

re: #199 Romantic Heretic

I don’t know what medal that the US gives armed forces members for conspicuous gallantry during peacetime but this young man deserves it.

Hey! The ambulatory, carnivorous yam sitting in the Oval Office! Go to this soldier’s funeral.

Soldier’s Medal. If you have a sane representative, call or write.

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allegro  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:20:25am

re: #199 Romantic Heretic

I don’t know what medal that the US gives armed forces members for conspicuous gallantry during peacetime but this young man deserves it.

Hey! The ambulatory, carnivorous yam sitting in the Oval Office! Go to this soldier’s funeral.

What a ghastly thing to wish on this poor family.

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nines09  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:20:53am

re: #207 Barefoot Grin

No doubt. Every once in awhile I start surfing sites to find out about the latest pedals and drool. Then I realize that I really just need to work on my playing. No pedal is going to make me better.

The best advice I could ever give anyone who wanted to play guitar would be;
1= Find just one guitar that works with you. Feels good. Fits your hand. The neck works for you. And if you buy wisely and not cheaply, you will regain money if and when you sell it.
2=Get a good tube amp with headroom. No built in anything. Clean circuit. A single 10 inch speaker with 18 watts behind it would shock you.
The rest is up to you. Single coils, humbuckers, coil split, rails, blah blah. BUT good pickups will make a WORLD of difference. I can’t tell you how many players I met who had 5-10 guitars. And not a single one was worth spit.
Compression will give you sustain, Overdrive will allow you to get the grit at bedroom levels, and a good chorus and delay will deepen and widen your notes. Tune it in where your chords aren’t muddy and off you go on a lifelong search for what is rattling around in your head.
Just my humble opinion.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:29:45am

re: #212 nines09

The best advice I could ever give anyone who wanted to play guitar would be;
1= Find just one guitar that works with you. Feels good. Fits your hand. The neck works for you. And if you buy wisely and not cheaply, you will regain money if and when you sell it.
2=Get a good tube amp with headroom. No built in anything. Clean circuit. A single 10 inch speaker with 18 watts behind it would shock you.
The rest is up to you. Single coils, humbuckers, coil split, rails, blah blah. BUT good pickups will make a WORLD of difference. I can’t tell you how many players I met who had 5-10 guitars. And not a single one was worth spit.
Compression will give you sustain, Overdrive will allow you to get the grit at bedroom levels, and a good chorus and delay will deepen and widen your notes. Tune it in where your chords aren’t muddy and off you go on a lifelong search for what is rattling around in your head.
Just my humble opinion.

I’m pretty much there after 30 some years. Music Man RD-110 (too loud), Telecaster (MIM) with Bill Lawrence pups, overdrive, boost, delay and reverb. I’m looking to pick up a chorus or tremolo sometime in the next few months for a change up. I was interested in that travel multi-pedal that makeitstop mentioned, but now I’ve forgotten what it was—seemed pretty affordable.

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:31:15am

re: #208 stpaulbear

The late, great Clarence White had a guitar with a variation on that bender that was invented by his band mate in the Byrds. This portion of The Byrds documentary talks about how it was invented and how it’s played and how it used to confuse the hell out of guitarists in the audience. The whole documentary is pretty cool.

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Video

That Parsons-White is the original, the real deal. They had to do a lot of modification to the guitar to install it - routing out a huge chunk of the body for the levers to fit and move. When Fender started actually started making Teles with B benders, the bodies were nearly a half inch thicker to make up for the body mass that was lost in the installation and routing of the guitar.

Here’s the back of Clarence’s original bender Tele. You can see that they actually removed almost half of the body mass to get the bender in there.

That Byrds doc looks pretty cool, gotta hunt that down. Thanks for posting it.

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sagehen  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:31:31am

re: #191 BeachDem

Heh—a great (though nauseating) collection of the articles about the poor, misunderstood, “forgotten” Trump voters.

What I Learned From Reading All The Media Safaris Into ‘Trump Country’ I Could Handle Before Wanting To Die
Turns out Trump supporters still support Trump.

huffingtonpost.com

“Everybody I talk to,” he said, “realizes it’s not Trump who’s dragging his feet. Trump’s probably the most diligent, hardest-working president we’ve ever had in our lifetimes. It’s not like he sleeps in till noon and goes golfing every weekend, like the last president did.”

So… they’re still as stupid as they ever were.

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William Lewis  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:34:20am

re: #212 nines09

I have found my Epiphone Casino Coupe - 339 sized fully hollow guitar with 2 P90’s. I run it through my VHT Special 6 Ultra, a 6 watt hand wired tube amp that has a really nice sound. Usually I run through a reverb & phaser pedals though if I’m in a really foul mood I hit my Boss DS1 instead.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:34:39am
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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:36:27am

re: #212 nines09

The best advice I could ever give anyone who wanted to play guitar would be;
1= Find just one guitar that works with you. Feels good. Fits your hand. The neck works for you. And if you buy wisely and not cheaply, you will regain money if and when you sell it.
2=Get a good tube amp with headroom. No built in anything. Clean circuit. A single 10 inch speaker with 18 watts behind it would shock you.
The rest is up to you. Single coils, humbuckers, coil split, rails, blah blah. BUT good pickups will make a WORLD of difference. I can’t tell you how many players I met who had 5-10 guitars. And not a single one was worth spit.
Compression will give you sustain, Overdrive will allow you to get the grit at bedroom levels, and a good chorus and delay will deepen and widen your notes. Tune it in where your chords aren’t muddy and off you go on a lifelong search for what is rattling around in your head.
Just my humble opinion.

All good advice.

I used to have nearly twice as many guitars as I’ve currently got, but I had a lot of low-end stuff (I had a few more ‘quality’ guitars that I could never get with - three PRS guitars that were really nice but kinda bloodless). I really liked a lot of them and spent the time to set them up right and they’d do the job, but I’ve spent the past couple of years selling most of them off, and I’d use the proceeds from 2 or 3 guitars to buy one better one.

I use different guitars and amps for different gigs. It’s nice to have a few good tools in the box.

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:38:00am

re: #213 Barefoot Grin

I’m pretty much there after 30 some years. Music Man RD-110 (too loud), Telecaster (MIM) with Bill Lawrence pups, overdrive, boost, delay and reverb. I’m looking to pick up a chorus or tremolo sometime in the next few months for a change up. I was interested in that travel multi-pedal that makeitstop mentioned, but now I’ve forgotten what it was—seemed pretty affordable.

Tech 21 Fly Rig.

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meteor  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:39:12am

How does this little guy not have a million followers?

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:39:20am

re: #219 makeitstop

Tech 21 Fly Rig.

Thank you!

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nines09  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:40:45am

re: #213 Barefoot Grin

I’m pretty much there after 30 some years. Music Man RD-110 (too loud), Telecaster (MIM) with Bill Lawrence pups, overdrive, boost, delay and reverb. I’m looking to pick up a chorus or tremolo sometime in the next few months for a change up. I was interested in that travel multi-pedal that makeitstop mentioned, but now I’ve forgotten what it was—seemed pretty affordable.

Nice amp. The all in one is the Tech 21 fly rig. Personally I don’t care for all in one. If you have a smartphone, look into a Corona Chorus You can pick on up cheap used. It flat out works. I have a Keeley Seafoam I never turn off. Subtle. For more phase like warble, and I do not like phaser, the CC is killer. You can change your sound any time you want. Your amp with a good OD should be manageable at low volumes.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:42:15am

Just posted a page military veterans, history buffs and others appreciative of our veterans might find interesting.

It’s the new National Veterans Memorial & Museum being built here in Columbus.

Here is a link to the page: National Veterans Memorial & Museum Page

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nines09  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:44:30am

re: #218 makeitstop

All good advice.

I used to have nearly twice as many guitars as I’ve currently got, but I had a lot of low-end stuff (I had a few more ‘quality’ guitars that I could never get with - three PRS guitars that were really nice but kinda bloodless). I really liked a lot of them and spent the time to set them up right and they’d do the job, but I’ve spent the past couple of years selling most of them off, and I’d use the proceeds from 2 or 3 guitars to buy one better one.

I use different guitars and amps for different gigs. It’s nice to have a few good tools in the box.

You’ll get a kick out of this. 1969 Les Paul Custom. I bought it around 1975 from a guy who bought it off an imbecile who hacked off the back binding trying to make it look like an earlier model. A few years later I had a friend who did woodworking do this for me. I sold it a few years back. that is the back of a 1969 LPC.

How high was this guy?
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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:45:59am

re: #222 nines09

Nice amp. The all in one is the Tech 21 fly rig. Personally I don’t care for all in one. If you have a smartphone, look into a Corona Chorus You can pick on up cheap used. It flat out works. I have a Keeley Seafoam I never turn off. Subtle. For more phase like warble, and I do not like phaser, the CC is killer. You can change your sound any time you want. Your amp with a good OD should be manageable at low volumes.

Drool. (My tuner is TC Electronics….)

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JordanRules  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:46:28am
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electrotek  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:48:45am
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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:48:47am

re: #207 Barefoot Grin

No doubt. Every once in awhile I start surfing sites to find out about the latest pedals and drool. Then I realize that I really just need to work on my playing. No pedal is going to make me better.

That’s why I have no pedals…just my Tradition Tele style guitars and my combo amp. I let all that up to my buddy…he has gawd knows how many guitars and a crap load of all kinds of pedals.

I concentrate on writing songs, drums and recording.

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nines09  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:51:01am

re: #225 Barefoot Grin

I used their Stereo Chorus + Pitch Modulator & Flanger for a while. Too big and it was to flangy for me.

Here’s a good video of what the Corona can do. It flat out works and well in a live setting and has a ton of sounds.

Youtube Video

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:53:01am

re: #224 nines09

You’ll get a kick out of this. 1969 Les Paul Custom. I bought it around 1975 from a guy who bought it off an imbecile who hacked off the back binding trying to make it look like an earlier model. A few years later I had a friend who did woodworking do this for me. I sold it a few years back. that is the back of a 1969 LPC.

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Dude. That’s just wrong. I’ll bet it played pretty nicely, despite the mangling.

A guy on the TDPRI Tele forum posted a ‘68 Tele that someone did the same thing to - took a belt sander and made his own ‘contours.’ His luthier actually cut away the contours and grafted on new wood and was able to get it back into (literally) original shape.

But I can understand it, I guess. Back before the vintage market really took off, they were just ‘old guitars’ that you could buy for nothing. I had a ‘61 Strat that I did horrible things to - I actually took a hammer and chisel to it to fit a humbucker in.

I wish I had that Strat. Not a single Strat neck I’ve played since that one has even come close.

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:53:51am

re: #227 electrotek

I missed the list of Assad apologists on the left. And the person taking orders from the Kremlin sits in the White House.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:54:56am

re: #178 Lupin

The year of Trump has laid bare the US constitution’s serious flaws :

guardian

I couldn’t agree more. “Today’s generation shackled to the words of their ancestors,” indeed.

The current French constitution has been amended 24 times since 1958. And that requires the consent of both Chambers.

We have a severe case of ancestor worship in the US. The founding fathers were a bunch of smart guys, but they weren’t omniscient. A lot of people seem to think the words of people livin in an agrarian state, founded on quit a few repellent ideals, should never be amended.

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allegro  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:56:04am

re: #232 Colère Tueur de Lapin

We have a severe case of ancestor worship in the US. The founding fathers were a bunch of smart guys, but they weren’t omniscient. A lot of people seem to think the words of an agrarian state, founded on quit a few repellent ideals, should never be amended.

A lot seem to really like those repellent ideals.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:01:18am

re: #230 makeitstop

Dude. That’s just wrong. I’ll bet it played pretty nicely, despite the mangling.

A guy on the TDPRI Tele forum posted a ‘68 Tele that someone did the same thing to - took a belt sander and made his own ‘contours.’ His luthier actually cut away the contours and grafted on new wood and was able to get it back into (literally) original shape.

But I can understand it, I guess. Back before the vintage market really took off, they were just ‘old guitars’ that you could buy for nothing. I had a ‘61 Strat that I did horrible things to - I actually took a hammer and chisel to it to fit a humbucker in.

I wish I had that Strat. Not a single Strat neck I’ve played since that one has even come close.

One of my favorite bands back in the day was The Only Ones whose lead singer was asked if drugs influenced the sound of the band. He said, ‘yeah, I carved out a place in the back of my guitar where I could stash heroin and cover it with a plate; that hollow place changed the sound of my guitar.’

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The Major  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:02:05am

Just how bad of a year was it for Uber ? Sounds like the Trump Administration….

The Verge 2017 tech report card: Uber

Let’s recap: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick joins President Trump’s business council, and faces an immediate backlash; Uber is accused of undermining a taxi driver protest at JFK airport; the #DeleteUber hashtag goes viral; Susan Fowler speaks her mind; Waymo files its lawsuit; a self-driving Uber runs a red light; a self-driving Uber crashes; Travis Kalanick is caught on camera being a jerk; we learn about Uber executives visiting a South Korean escort bar; Apple threatens to remove Uber from the App Store; “Greyball;” “Hell;” Anthony Levandowski pleads the Fifth; Anthony Levandowski is fired; Uber considers smearing a rape victim in India; many Uber executives resign; Kalanick resigns; Lyft outpaces Uber; London bans Uber; the new CEO apologizes; a failed auto-leasing program is canceled; a major Uber investor sues Kalanick, who countersues; Uber is subject to five separate criminal investigations; Uber is fined for enabling unqualified drivers; a data hack exposes personal information of 57 million riders and drivers; the hacker is paid off and the hack is covered up; and (last but not least) Uber’s secret spying unit is exposed, and it sounds insane.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:09:48am

he’s back from the golf course:

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nines09  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:11:00am

re: #230 makeitstop

Dude. That’s just wrong. I’ll bet it played pretty nicely, despite the mangling.

A guy on the TDPRI Tele forum posted a ‘68 Tele that someone did the same thing to - took a belt sander and made his own ‘contours.’ His luthier actually cut away the contours and grafted on new wood and was able to get it back into (literally) original shape.

But I can understand it, I guess. Back before the vintage market really took off, they were just ‘old guitars’ that you could buy for nothing. I had a ‘61 Strat that I did horrible things to - I actually took a hammer and chisel to it to fit a humbucker in.

I wish I had that Strat. Not a single Strat neck I’ve played since that one has even come close.

I know I played guitars in Philly pawn shops in the early 70’s that neither you or I could afford now. LOT’S of them.
They called the Les Paul the fretless wonder and it lived up to that. Weighed a ton. Top split on it too. It was my one guitar for 20 some years. I had my 66 Pro Reverb with a Univox Superfuzz (look up that price). It killed. Got an almost octavia effect up the neck. With all the clean headroom in the PR, it never got muddy.
I remember shopping for a Strat in the mid 70’s and every one I picked up the frets were not dressed. I was disgusted. Then I go to a guitar show and see mid 70’s Strats selling for 10 grand….or more…Closet Classic.
The 50’ and 60’s guitars had magic in them. I had a 60’s something SG that the neck cracked at the heel, and I didn’t know any better and let it go cheap.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:11:46am

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

he’s back from the golf course:

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I hope The Orange Mange understands the entire world understands that the good people of the United States want change too.

We want his fat butt gone.

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:16:48am

re: #234 Barefoot Grin

One of my favorite bands back in the day was The Only Ones whose lead singer was asked if drugs influenced the sound of the band. He said, ‘yeah, I carved out a place in the back of my guitar where I could stash heroin and cover it with a plate; that hollow place changed the sound of my guitar.’

LOL. That’s great.

And of course, I’m now reminded of the ‘smuggler’s Telecasters.’

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jeffreyw  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:18:28am

re: #187 A Mom Anon

LOL. But would a chicken fried fuck be better than a beer battered deep fried fuck? It’s a question for the ages….

Is it with gravy? Because a chicken fried fuck with gravy has to be the winner, every time. Period.

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:19:03am

re: #237 nines09

I know I played guitars in Philly pawn shops in the early 70’s that neither you or I could afford now. LOT’S of them.
They called the Les Paul the fretless wonder and it lived up to that. Weighed a ton. Top split on it too. It was my one guitar for 20 some years. I had my 66 Pro Reverb with a Univox Superfuzz (look up that price). It killed. Got an almost octavia effect up the neck. With all the clean headroom in the PR, it never got muddy.
I remember shopping for a Strat in the mid 70’s and every one I picked up the frets were not dressed. I was disgusted. Then I go to a guitar show and see mid 70’s Strats selling for 10 grand….or more…Closet Classic.
The 50’ and 60’s guitars had magic in them. I had a 60’s something SG that the neck cracked at the heel, and I didn’t know any better and let it go cheap.

There was one point where I had four early 60s Melody Makers and three 60s SGs, all at the same time. Let ‘em all go. I don’t even remember what I got back for them.

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electrotek  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:23:24am
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allegro  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:26:02am

re: #242 electrotek

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Sounds just like the U.S. under GOP rule!

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stpaulbear  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:26:35am

re: #237 nines09

I know I played guitars in Philly pawn shops in the early 70’s that neither you or I could afford now. LOT’S of them.
They called the Les Paul the fretless wonder and it lived up to that. Weighed a ton. Top split on it too. It was my one guitar for 20 some years. I had my 66 Pro Reverb with a Univox Superfuzz (look up that price). It killed. Got an almost octavia effect up the neck. With all the clean headroom in the PR, it never got muddy.
I remember shopping for a Strat in the mid 70’s and every one I picked up the frets were not dressed. I was disgusted. Then I go to a guitar show and see mid 70’s Strats selling for 10 grand….or more…Closet Classic.
The 50’ and 60’s guitars had magic in them. I had a 60’s something SG that the neck cracked at the heel, and I didn’t know any better and let it go cheap.

When Mott The Hoople toured the US, the band would hit all of the pawn shops that they could to buy vintage or strange guitars. They’d use the strange guitars on stage and sell the vintage guitars when they got back to England. Mick Ralphs said that he could live for a couple months just from the profit on vintage guitars. They couldn’t believe how cheap they were in the US.

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plansbandc  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:26:59am

Face is swollen so it’s off to urgent care for some antibiotics. Yea me.

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A Mom Anon  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:27:18am

re: #240 jeffreyw

I don’t know, the beer battered kind with the right slaw on the side….and chips of course….it’s a tough choice.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:28:43am
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nines09  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:29:55am

re: #241 makeitstop

There was one point where I had four early 60s Melody Makers and three 60s SGs, all at the same time. Let ‘em all go. I don’t even remember what I got back for them.

Who wanted an old guitar? If we only knew then what we know now….I sat in pawn shops and the owner(s) were glad to see me. Less likely to be held up? LOL. There was a few on Germantown Ave between Allegheny and Lehigh. It was a popping black shopping area. I know I held 50’s strats. Beat up. Rusted. Worn through finish……Just killing time. But even if I knew what I was holding I had no money…

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electrotek  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:31:29am

Another possible bot?

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:33:51am

re: #229 nines09

I used their Stereo Chorus + Pitch Modulator & Flanger for a while. Too big and it was to flangy for me.

Here’s a good video of what the Corona can do. It flat out works and well in a live setting and has a ton of sounds.

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Video

I picked up a Peavey Vypyr VIP-3 a while back. For me it makes all the noises I need, and some I don’t. Also picked up the pedal/stomp box for better control at my foot. For my needs it works great.

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:34:02am

re: #244 stpaulbear

When Mott The Hoople toured the US, the band would hit all of the pawn shops that they could to buy vintage or strange guitars. They’d use the strange guitars on stage and sell the vintage guitars when they got back to England. Mick Ralphs said that he could live for a couple months just from the profit on vintage guitars. They couldn’t believe how cheap they were in the US.

In the early 80s, I used to see Japanese businessmen roll into We Buy Guitars on 48th Street in Manhattan and buy 40, 50 guitars at a clip. You could still buy 50s and 60s vintage for relatively cheap back then, and these guys would buy the best of We Buy’s inventory and leave the hacked-up stuff for the punters.

Now, even the hacked-up stuff brings a pretty good price. If I wasn’t a broke-ass musician in those days, I’d be sitting on a pile of money right now. Or I’d have a kickass collection.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:34:36am

re: #249 electrotek

Another possible bot?

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lol, Faranak wants a #SecularIran and is thanking one of this country’s biggest theocrats for his support.

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A Mom Anon  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:35:55am

re: #242 electrotek

The more these asses run their mouths, I’m half tempted (maybe 3/4) to say that maybe it’s fucking time we made NOT BEING A RICH ASSHOLE a qualification for running for office. Money does not equal smart or even qualified to do a damned thing. I’m starting to think too much money causes brain damage in a lot of the people who seem to have more than enough of it.

We’re stuck in a stupid place. The people who could be heroes and make this shit better refuse to because it’s more money in their pockets so nothing changes and it’s getting worse. And since when is it OK for Congress to vote their own salary base and increases? Hell they only work what, maybe 4 months a year altogether? A lot of these bastards don’t see constituents (unless they’re friendly to the party)when they’re supposedly home from DC. So they ain’t working hard for a pretty nice paycheck. Plus almost all of them have money to start with. We’re now looking at the biggest income inequality since the Gilded Age, something has to change.

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William Lewis  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:37:16am

re: #252 Backwoods_Sleuth

lol, Faranak wants a #SecularIran and is thanking one of this country’s biggest theocrats for his support.

US Theocrats have always gotten along better with secular dictators. They don’t have to argue theology then, just share ideas on how to best torture dissidents.

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William Lewis  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:43:52am

re: #250 Eventual Carrion

I picked up a Peavey Vypyr VIP-3 a while back. For me it makes all the noises I need, and some I don’t. Also picked up the pedal/stomp box for better control at my foot. For my needs it works great.

All I want is this:
shop.fender.com

Fender Princeton Reverb Reissue

Oh and this would be fun too….

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electrotek  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:45:02am
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electrotek  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:45:48am

I’m trying not to use curse as much on Twitter to prevent being put in timeout

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allegro  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:47:13am

re: #253 A Mom Anon

The more these asses run their mouths, I’m half tempted (maybe 3/4) to say that maybe it’s fucking time we made NOT BEING A RICH ASSHOLE a qualification for running for office.

We’re now looking at the biggest income inequality since the Gilded Age, something has to change.

Hmmm, I think I see a connection there.

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electrotek  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:47:39am

re: #252 Backwoods_Sleuth

lol, Faranak wants a #SecularIran and is thanking one of this country’s biggest theocrats for his support.

The irony is that Iranian ayatollahs were the ones who introduced family planning in Iran 3 decades ago.

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:47:55am

re: #255 William Lewis

All I want is this:
shop.fender.com

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I want nines’ Deluxe, but I doubt he’s giving it up. :)

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nines09  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:48:35am

Imagine being SRV’s tech and watching this? If you never saw it, it’s like watching an attempted murder, and a live demonstration of the build quality of a Strat and the skill of his gear crew. I can imagine more than one guy backstage just about throwing up….

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Third Stone from the Sun (from Live at the El Mocambo)

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nines09  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:50:08am

re: #260 makeitstop

I want nines’ Deluxe, but I doubt he’s giving it up. :)

The Strat?

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:51:08am

re: #262 nines09

The Strat?

Don’t you play through a Deluxe Reverb? Or am I addled? :)

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nines09  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:52:07am

re: #263 makeitstop

Don’t you play through a Deluxe Reverb? Or am I addled? :)

Pro Reverb 1966. What’s your name again?….///
Welcome to my world…

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:53:33am

re: #264 nines09

Pro Reverb 1966. What’s your name again?….///
Welcome to my world…

Ah! My bad.

A nice Deluxe is on my list. I’m done getting guitars unless something really cool comes along. So…amps.

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JordanRules  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:53:49am
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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:55:05am

re: #266 JordanRules

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Meanwhile, our government is trying to figure out how to take internet away from a lot of us. Pretty sad.

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electrotek  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:57:03am

Ouch, that’s gotta sting!

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Interesting Times  Dec 30, 2017 • 12:01:08pm

re: #86 JordanRules

2018 is peeking around the corner. I hope she’s ready for primetime.

Truth
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JordanRules  Dec 30, 2017 • 12:03:44pm

re: #269 Interesting Times

I am punch drunk!

2018 please act right.

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nines09  Dec 30, 2017 • 12:08:14pm

re: #265 makeitstop

Ah! My bad.

A nice Deluxe is on my list. I’m done getting guitars unless something really cool comes along. So…amps.

I have a Fender Supersonic 60 watt, and about a year ago I picked up a Soldano Astroverb 1X12 with a G12H 70th Anniversary Special in it. Deal of the decade. I always wanted a fender Pro Sonic, ran into an older guitarist/ soundman who has one, says it eats tubes. Not the LO serial #. I’ve driven Dr Z, Top Hat, Marshall, Ampeg, lots of Fenders….If you get the chance to play a Tone King jump on it. Supro is back and it’s on your turf. Might be a ride, but I’d take the tour. Show up with your guitar and a favorite OD. Tell them you had one as a younger man, and you know someone who wants to hear your opinion on a Supro 1690T Coronado 35-watt 2x10” Tube Combo.

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ipsos  Dec 30, 2017 • 12:11:07pm

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 12:26:38pm

re: #271 nines09

I have a Fender Supersonic 60 watt, and about a year ago I picked up a Soldano Astroverb 1X12 with a G12H 70th Anniversary Special in it. Deal of the decade. I always wanted a fender Pro Sonic, ran into an older guitarist/ soundman who has one, says it eats tubes. Not the LO serial #. I’ve driven Dr Z, Top Hat, Marshall, Ampeg, lots of Fenders….If you get the chance to play a Tone King jump on it. Supro is back and it’s on your turf. Might be a ride, but I’d take the tour. Show up with your guitar and a favorite OD. Tell them you had one as a younger man, and you know someone who wants to hear your opinion on a Supro 1690T Coronado 35-watt 2x10” Tube Combo.

I’ve got a few - a ‘79 JMP Marshall 50, a Fender Red Knob Super 60, a Crate Palomino V32 (the St. Louis one before they started making them in Korea), a Line 6 Flextone XL (first run - the only Line 6 worth anything IMO), an Atomic Reactor 50w combo, Crate Power Block with a JBL cabinet, and a new Mustang III that gets all the play nowadays because everything else is to heavy for my old ass. :)

I’ve played through the Supros - a luthier friend of mine is hooked up with those guys, and every year he rolls out his new guitar line and Supro supplies the backline. Those Supro guys are associated with Pigtronix pedals, too.

I’d love a Tone king. And I saw Jeff Beck using a Magnatone ‘59 last year that was also killer. But I’ve wanted a Deluxe for a while, and if I can find one for a good price I’m all in.

That said - I’d like to find a guitar that was built in my birth year, 1953. So if something comes along that’s in good shape and won’t break the bank, the amp can wait a little while. :)

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Citizen K  Dec 30, 2017 • 12:41:24pm

Hayes has a point about how amazing this is, and how it kinda shits on the narrative (thin and stupid as it was) that the FBI was somehow in the tank for Clinton. I mean…it shows just how much there the FBI knew was there, and yet Comey still came out with his stupid fucking Hillary email letter bullshit.

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nines09  Dec 30, 2017 • 12:41:30pm

re: #273 makeitstop

The guitarist I was with last band was an absolute gear hound. Never satisfied. Unending tonequest. Forever. Attention span of about a month or two. He’s back in a 3 piece with our drummer. I go see them a few weeks back, I see he has a Fender Deluxe. I say “Ah. Back to Fender headroom?” He looks at me and grins; “Alessandro.” And it is. Hand wired.
He’s gone through 3 Tone Kings I know of. The first one he brought to a gig of ours some 13 years ago. It was a good room, great acoustics. It’s screaming at me in sound check warmup. He says, “Uh. I’m not sure about this one…” I’m like, “Are you effing nuts?” This will be gone sooner or later. One amp he’s kept? A old Ampeg Jet 1X12 that he uses with different cabs. Go figure.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 12:41:48pm

good fucking grief…

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electrotek  Dec 30, 2017 • 12:41:53pm

What the fuck is up with this historical revisionism?

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scottslemmons  Dec 30, 2017 • 12:42:20pm

Instagram

I just finished reading “The Emerald Circus” by Jane Yolen. Yay for reading! ;)

This is the 60th book I’ve read this year. SIXTIETH!

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jaunte  Dec 30, 2017 • 12:48:52pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 12:49:29pm
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Stanley Sea  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:19:57pm

Long Beach law office shooting = fired partner came back to office during Xmas party.

scpr.org

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dangerman  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:23:28pm

I’ve been following the sub thread about guitars amps and such
You are all so passionate committed and compelling

It’s a whole new language to me
And I don’t understand a word of what you’re saying

And it’s fascinating

Hey…let’s start a band…..

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retired cynic  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:26:26pm

re: #282 dangerman

I’ve been following the sub thread about guitars amps and such
You are all so passionate committed and compelling

It’s a whole new language to me
And I don’t understand a word of what you’re saying

And it’s fascinating

Hey…let’s start a band…..

We could put on a show!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:28:52pm

re: #282 dangerman

Hey…let’s start a band…..

re: #283 retired cynic

We could put on a show!

** fights dangerman and retired cynic for the tambourine… **

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dangerman  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:29:24pm

re: #283 retired cynic

We could put on a show!

Think we could get Mickey and Judy?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:29:59pm
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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:33:41pm

re: #285 dangerman

Think we could get Mickey and Judy?

Who needs ‘em? We got us!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:36:19pm

update on yesterday’s swatting incident:

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Targetpractice  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:38:54pm

re: #288 Backwoods_Sleuth

update on yesterday’s swatting incident:

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Now when does the cop(s) responsible for actually taking the shots face arrest? My guess is “never.”

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sagehen  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:42:58pm

re: #281 Stanley Sea

Long Beach law office shooting = fired partner came back to office during Xmas party.

scpr.org

The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.
Henry VI, part 2

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:43:52pm
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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:53:13pm

re: #291 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Got something in my eye.

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JordanRules  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:54:23pm

re: #292 makeitstop

Its spreading cause I do too.

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A Mom Anon  Dec 30, 2017 • 1:59:27pm

re: #284 Backwoods_Sleuth

I get the cowbell!

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allegro  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:03:42pm

re: #294 A Mom Anon

I get the cowbell!

I can kazoo.

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Shropshire Slasher  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:04:06pm

re: #282 dangerman

I am singing!
I am gonna cuss on the mic tonight!

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dangerman  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:05:13pm

re: #294 A Mom Anon

I get the cowbell!

More cowbell

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:05:15pm

I have these…

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dangerman  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:08:16pm

re: #298 ObserverArt

I have these…

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We’re gonna need a bigger bus

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:08:40pm
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Shropshire Slasher  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:13:38pm

Dipping my wings in blue cheese dressing mixed with sriracha sauce, mmm good.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:13:40pm

re: #268 electrotek

So, you’re a jihadist now? Not getting her (lack of) logic.

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:16:37pm

re: #301 Shropshire Slasher

Dipping my wings in blue cheese dressing mixed with sriracha sauce, mmm good.

Flying may prove difficult afterward.

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:17:54pm

This thread, man. Holy crap.

He’s right, you know. Hoarse had got Trump (and the media) pegged.

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JordanRules  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:22:03pm
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FormerDirtDart  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:25:04pm

Happy New Year?

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:31:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:35:18pm
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Dec 30, 2017 • 2:42:10pm

re: #294 A Mom Anon

I get the cowbell!

I want the gong!

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dangerman  Dec 30, 2017 • 3:03:53pm

re: #304 makeitstop

This thread, man. Holy crap.

[Embedded content]

He’s right, you know. Hoarse had got Trump (and the media) pegged.

How to wholesale change the model or create a competing news model that monetizes “truthfulness” as effectively as “access” currently does

Antagonistic (truth) journalism has to add to the bottom line or you need lots and lots of altruistic angels

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2017 • 3:05:55pm

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Hey, she hardly knew those diamonds.

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 3:06:42pm

re: #311 makeitstop

Hey, she hardly knew those diamonds.

/

they were merely coffee diamonds…

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dangerman  Dec 30, 2017 • 3:09:19pm

re: #307 FormerDirtDart

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This is why Mueller hasn’t been sweating one drop
He’s always known

His silence is “please proceed”

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dangerman  Dec 30, 2017 • 3:10:50pm

re: #309 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

I want the gong!

Is everyone going percussion?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 30, 2017 • 3:19:50pm

re: #314 dangerman

Is everyone going percussion?

Listen while I PLAYplayPLAYplay my green tambourine…

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sagehen  Dec 30, 2017 • 3:25:35pm

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

Why do people looking to launder money seem to find Trump family businesses so appealing?

That’s a rhetorical question, right?

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Teukka  Dec 30, 2017 • 3:37:36pm

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Is this related?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2017 • 3:41:50pm

re: #317 Teukka

Is this related?

[Embedded content]

no idea

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gocart mozart  Dec 31, 2017 • 5:08:15pm

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