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    Good luck with that. Several of my 10 year First...

    Good luck with that. Several of my 10 year First Alerts failed well before 10 years. (And sorry to hear you won't make it 10 years. I did go with the 30 year shingles instead of the 40's, but I...
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    The guy who used to live next door used to clear...

    The guy who used to live next door used to clear his roof by backing out of the parking spot and slamming on the brakes. It worked (no roof rack) although it left a big pile of snow on the one lane...
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    I disagree with the Joyce thing. When we read...

    I disagree with the Joyce thing. When we read Ulysses in college the professor read a couple of pages out loud and it made perfect sense. Unfortunately those were the only pages that I understood,...
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    My favorite has pineapple, bean sprouts, and...

    My favorite has pineapple, bean sprouts, and tofu.


    Just kidding.
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    That we're all self-serving assholes when push...

    That we're all self-serving assholes when push comes to shove?
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    Of course. Doh. Thank you.

    Of course. Doh. Thank you.
  7. After hearing my kid describe how they do rope...

    After hearing my kid describe how they do rope evac at Squaw I'm prepared to wait a long time for them to get the lift running. (He trained on Red Dog before there was any snow on the ground, which...
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    Unemployed road crew worker?

    Unemployed road crew worker?
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    Woman was killed around here a few years ago by a...

    Woman was killed around here a few years ago by a big lump of snow coming off the roof of the car in front of her. At 60MPH you don't need to be tailgating to get hit. Tell your grandmother to run...
  10. Sugar Bowl was running Lincoln and a couple of...

    Sugar Bowl was running Lincoln and a couple of other lifts on diesel for a while. Upper part of Lincoln would be a bad place to do a rope evac--most people would need to be roped down the cliffs and...
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    The vast majority of people could ride unmasked...

    The vast majority of people could ride unmasked on a packed chairlift after waiting in the kind of hand to hand combat we have in the KT line on a storm day and not get Covid or get Covid and be...
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    Nope. The video shows them on the west face of...

    Nope. The video shows them on the west face of Half Dome--the cable route. They continued along the hiking route over the shoulder and then left the hiking route and rappelled the steep slabs that...
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    I think I'm going to go with just HOW CAN I BE...

    I think I'm going to go with just HOW CAN I BE COMPENSATED. Classic.

    That sounds like something my HS friends and I would do on purpose.
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    Those would be much quicker. Might want to warm...

    Those would be much quicker. Might want to warm up on Snake Dike though.
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    I was in the valley one spring and looked up and...

    I was in the valley one spring and looked up and there was Cloud's Rest covered in snow. The next day it was completely bare rock. Snow on steep slick granite with the western sun shining on it--no...
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    Not a bad prognostic factor, but the fact that he...

    Not a bad prognostic factor, but the fact that he had the kind of injury that required it is. But I'm a vascular surgeon--when I saw a comminuted tib fib it was because the trifurcation and maybe...
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    I'm 0-0-2 in fist fights--both hockey fights...

    I'm 0-0-2 in fist fights--both hockey fights between 2 guys who couldn't skate well enough to actually land a punch. (Fights with my little brother don't count because he never hit back. Something...
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    If you can figure out if the new site offers the...

    If you can figure out if the new site offers the same vaccine (even though I'm reading that it's ok to go for the other vaccine if you absolutely have to, or maybe if you don't.) But I'm guessing...
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    We got our first shots at Rite Aid in Sacramento....

    We got our first shots at Rite Aid in Sacramento. The gave us 2nd shot appts exactly 4 weeks later--no time. They said we'd get an email with the exact appt and could reschedule then. Since the...
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    I ride solo when the lines are minimal, otherwise...

    I ride solo when the lines are minimal, otherwise with one or two other people on 4 and 6 packs respectively. I have never not been allowed to ride solo when I wanted to. I've gotten a little flak...
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    Every economic system since mankind "advanced"...

    Every economic system since mankind "advanced" beyond subsistence agriculture has been evil.
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    We used to have 2 Irish setters. We drove down...

    We used to have 2 Irish setters. We drove down to my MIL's little place in Mexico--Puerto Penasco--and both dogs immediately rolled in a dead, decaying dolphin. We washed them as best we could and...
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    Excellent.

    Excellent.
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    Our cockapoo likes to eat the crotch out of my...

    Our cockapoo likes to eat the crotch out of my wife's underwear. Just the crotch. She loves to dive in the water to retrieve a flip flop--she puts labs to shame. Sometimes I see people trying to...
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    How does she not have black toenails?

    How does she not have black toenails?
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    I sent that one to my kid in Boston (who has...

    I sent that one to my kid in Boston (who has almost certainly already seen it).
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    fify (says the guy who had one, although I had no...

    fify (says the guy who had one, although I had no choice)

    open comminuted tib fib fractures often come with artery and nerve damage, depending on the level. That they fixed him with internal...
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    Might have to bring those guys back if the UFO's...

    Might have to bring those guys back if the UFO's keep buzzing planes.
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    as long as he's not a goalie.

    as long as he's not a goalie.
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    The emerging data on transmission is one more...

    The emerging data on transmission is one more complicating factor in deciding whether to delay the second shot, since no such data is available for one shot mRNA vaccines.
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    I don't know what his leg injuries are and what...

    I don't know what his leg injuries are and what the prospect for full recovery is, but the back surgery he had in January is worrisome I would think.
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    I still do. I either need a bigger TV or a...

    I still do. I either need a bigger TV or a better one or both. I watched a hockey game on my kid's TV and it was revelatory.
    Still, I have no interest in going back to the yellow chem trail...
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    I'm with smartyiak on this one--it may be legal...

    I'm with smartyiak on this one--it may be legal in a place like Boston to park in a spot someone else has shoveled. Doesn't make it right. Chances are that shoveled spot is where someone lives and...
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    Goldmember--I wouldn't think twice about your...

    Goldmember--I wouldn't think twice about your wife getting the shot in Idaho. Do it. She's medically eligible, that's all that matters. The idea is to vaccinate everyone in the country--the fact...
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    No.

    No.
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    Clueless. Not an asshole.

    Clueless. Not an asshole.
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    I'm 6' 180. I'm not strong. I don't ski fast. I...

    I'm 6' 180. I'm not strong. I don't ski fast. I have no trouble flexing a 130 boot because my leg is really, really long for my height--so long lever arm means I can apply enough force to flex the...
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    I have no problem with Marchand. Just glanced at...

    I have no problem with Marchand. Just glanced at the Bruins roster--haven't paid attention this season or last. Man, a lot of names gone. I guess no one else could tolerate Marchand though. I...
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    If you're such a good shot maybe volunteer at a...

    If you're such a good shot maybe volunteer at a vaccination clinic.
    I've heard that ammo might be hard to replace.
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    Partner of mine cut off both this guy's legs. On...

    Partner of mine cut off both this guy's legs. On one of his post op visits the guy brought in all his socks and long pj bottoms and left them.
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    My dear departed mother had a legitimate need for...

    My dear departed mother had a legitimate need for a handicap placard, but when I visited and she had me go into the bank for her while she sat in the car she insisted I park in the handicap spot. ...
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    I wonder how much J and J we'll actually...

    I wonder how much J and J we'll actually see--seems like a lot of the production might be headed for places without freezers.

    I should add that if the plan is to get everyone a second dose within...
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    I'm not in favor of one dose or two dose. Not in...

    I'm not in favor of one dose or two dose. Not in my job description. I'm in favor of whatever the experts decide. I'm just parsing the arguments.

    As I said before, the problem with going to...
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    Sacramento just installed a bunch of new metering...

    Sacramento just installed a bunch of new metering lights at the freeway end of the on ramps on Business 80 that are in use even when traffic is light. Getting up to freeway speed from a standing...
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    In most cases a long cylindrical object that loos...

    In most cases a long cylindrical object that loos like a cruise missile is a cruise missile.
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    Maybe the Genesis SUV has a rollover problem. ...

    Maybe the Genesis SUV has a rollover problem. New model apparently. Not good publicity.
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    Wait and see how you feel. Neither of my kids had...

    Wait and see how you feel. Neither of my kids had significant reactions after their second doses.

    Regarding vaccines and pregnancy--the CDC currently recommends that pregnant women get vaccinated...
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    I was swimming laps in my condo pool, paying...

    I was swimming laps in my condo pool, paying attention to the skimpy two piece swimsuit to my right and the body marginally contained with in it when I smacked head first into the end of the pool and...
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    Police "what are you doing with 2 tons of...

    Police "what are you doing with 2 tons of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil in the back of your truck?"
    Guy in Q t-shirt--"It's for a gender reveal party."
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    Yeah, I know the difference between a cairn put...

    Yeah, I know the difference between a cairn put there by a trail crew, a cairn put there by a citizen who thinks they know a better way (I kick those over), and a pile of rocks someone built for...
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