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    Here's a different take on the interviews....

    Here's a different take on the interviews. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-hidden-depths-of-alex-trebeks-banter-with-jeopardy-contestants
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    That's less annoying than not needing a snow...

    That's less annoying than not needing a snow blower for weeks and weeks.
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    The speech was given first in Detroit following a...

    The speech was given first in Detroit following a march down Woodward Ave, shortly before the March on Washington. The visit was organized by Rev CL Franklin, Aretha's father. Only minor differences...
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    My other kid is still a resident. He came to...

    My other kid is still a resident. He came to visit us and spent most of the time sleeping.
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    not just for the old. My kid was napping in...

    not just for the old. My kid was napping in class in HS. Voted most likely to fall asleep during graduation. And this was a kid who refused to nap in kindergarten so they late him play quietly...
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    You gotta ski smooth. Like having sex. Or do you...

    You gotta ski smooth. Like having sex. Or do you just pound away? Ski smooth and your skis won't fall off unless you hit a rock. Don't have to worry about rocks having sex, usually.
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    I third the answer--that's the worst part of the...

    I third the answer--that's the worst part of the car for collecting sand and salt. Might as well hang the skis from the exhaust pipe.
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    yep, you said it first. Good thing it wasn't a...

    yep, you said it first. Good thing it wasn't a college final exam I was caught plagiarizing on.
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    A different band's music dubbed onto video of the...

    A different band's music dubbed onto video of the military band. I'm guessing some college marching band after the football coach was fired.
  10. Besides which--when people do show up at...

    Besides which--when people do show up at trailheads to try to get healthier by getting some exercise all the locals start to bitch. And we can't have that.

    Having learned what little I know about...
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    Whatever drugs or scotch was in Nancy's desk when...

    Whatever drugs or scotch was in Nancy's desk when the bully boys broke in, I'm sure it never made it out of the building except in someone's stomach.

    And why does Bernie look so cold. He's the...
  12. That should be interesting this weekend with a...

    That should be interesting this weekend with a little dust on crust. I suspect most people will wait and do it later. The off piste at Alpine was icy enough today to close anything steep. (The Face...
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    The problem with sleep as you age is that it gets...

    The problem with sleep as you age is that it gets harder and harder to lie comfortably in one position for long periods of time. Things start to hurt, things start to go numb. And then there's the...
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    Looks like an attempt at insulation behind...

    Looks like an attempt at insulation behind original plaster that someone later covered with some kind of hardboard. (Like the stuff they make pegboards out of), maybe to cover up the cracks. Looks...
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    Indeed. Still, if Joe had a sense of humor he...

    Indeed. Still, if Joe had a sense of humor he would have had Laura Benanti as Melania do it.
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    Boebert seems like a possible candidate. Multiple...

    Boebert seems like a possible candidate. Multiple people saw her leading a group around the Capitol before the invasion. She says they were family members there for her swearing in. No doubt the FBI...
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    Durrand Glacier avalanche anniversary

    Today is the anniversary of the 2003 Durrand Glacier avalanche near Revelstoke. RIP Kathy Polucha Kessler. We think of you every time we turn the tap at Donner Lake and clean water--any water--comes...
  18. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I'm constantly amazed that for so many folks a...

    I'm constantly amazed that for so many folks a day of skiing means lapping Shirley (AKA the lift that gets you back from Granite).
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    You're wrong. It's 91.666 ;-)

    You're wrong. It's 91.666 ;-)
  20. There is also a different mutation , first...

    There is also a different mutation , first identified in Denmark and present in California since May, that is being identified in LA area outbreaks. I think that's different from the South African...
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    Teach them that not everything anyone believes is...

    Teach them that not everything anyone believes is equal and true. That's why they have tests in school. Some answers are right, some are wrong. If you get all the answers right you get an A. If you...
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    I believe that so far all the over 45's in this...

    I believe that so far all the over 45's in this thread are men. So yeah, no yoga pants over 45. Or under 45 for that matter.
    I actually did yoga briefly when I was in HS, in the 60's. Wasn't quite...
  23. Is your colleague symptomatic? As has been...

    Is your colleague symptomatic? As has been pointed out several times, we don't yet have evidence that either vaccine prevents asymptomatic infection.
    Also, maybe one of the smart people can answer...
  24. Novavax is having trouble recruiting and...

    Novavax is having trouble recruiting and retaining over 65's in it's Phase 3 trial. People want the approved vaccines.
    Unfortunately there are no trial sites in California. I bet they could still...
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    Why would anyone buy 3/4 of the stuff she buys at...

    Why would anyone buy 3/4 of the stuff she buys at the thrift? We must have 30 insulated mugs.
  26. One New Years eve me and the hut boy packed a...

    One New Years eve me and the hut boy packed a bunch of cases of beer* up to the Harvard Cabin in Huntington Ravine, but it was just cheap beer. Good beer hadn't been invented yet, at least not in the...
  27. No big deal--just every once in a while someone...

    No big deal--just every once in a while someone tries to exit the entry lane that goes past the equipment yard towards the lodge on lookers right of the main lot instead of going all the way around,...
  28. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    More people have passes, fewer people skiing day...

    More people have passes, fewer people skiing day passes so the same number of skiers ski a lot more days. Or do the numbers show skier days flat too?
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    No yoga pants after 45 please.

    No yoga pants after 45 please.
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    Or just use a croakie or something similar. Or...

    Or just use a croakie or something similar. Or google baby sunglasses. Lots of choices.
  31. Now that we've solved the direction issue for MTB...

    Now that we've solved the direction issue for MTB trails, maybe we can work on driving in the right direction exiting the Alpine Meadows parking lot.
  32. There's one lot of Moderna in CA that has had...

    There's one lot of Moderna in CA that has had more allergic reactions than expected. Sites are being told to not use the lot (330K doses originally) pending vaccination. That should really help CA...
  33. It seems like every industry handles warranties...

    It seems like every industry handles warranties differently. Car warranties go with the car until they expire. Martin Guitars' excellent lifetime warranty is valid for the original owner only. The...
  34. Yeah, I'm not suggesting holding second doses in...

    Yeah, I'm not suggesting holding second doses in reserve, but without data it doesn't seem wise to delay them for an extended period. I doubt a short delay would be a problem medically. The main...
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    I think Ted gets a lifetime achievement award.

    I think Ted gets a lifetime achievement award.
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    Moderna and Pfizer are probably not suitable for...

    Moderna and Pfizer are probably not suitable for underdeveloped countries. As conventionally refrigerated vaccines, especially if they are single dose, come on line I would think those would go more...
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    My wife has an insulated cup with a place to plug...

    My wife has an insulated cup with a place to plug it in. No cord with it though--she got it for a buck at the thrift.
  38. I was always taught that in hiking uphill has...

    I was always taught that in hiking uphill has ROW. While I try to be courteous to MTB's, I have to admit to being stubborn about trail runners coming downhill, because they never yield unless forced....
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    There certainly are a number of visual problems...

    There certainly are a number of visual problems with age besides far sightedness--the pupils react slower, the lens gets cloudy, we lose some of the rods that see light and dark. But I have problems...
  40. It's the same kind of thinking that has someone...

    It's the same kind of thinking that has someone see you coming, wait, and then pull out of their driveway just as you get there, or a semi wait until you're almost even with them to pull into the...
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    Decided to bake some challah for a change. The...

    Decided to bake some challah for a change. The last time I tried was about 4o years ago and it didn't go well. This time it did. A touch dry--I added a little too much flour during kneading. It...
  42. There's a popular mixed use trail near my house...

    There's a popular mixed use trail near my house (Johnson Canyon access to Donner Rim trail) that's a nice early season hike. The signs say bikes yield to hikers but I try to yield to descending...
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    Everyone knows it was the Germans. PGE is...

    Everyone knows it was the Germans.

    PGE is planning to cut the power to the State of Jefferson today if they haven't already. They say high winds but everyone knows it rains all January in...
  44. While there is significant benefit from the first...

    While there is significant benefit from the first shot the total number of people in the studies who got sick between the doses was too small in both groups to draw meaningful conclusions. More...
  45. Have you been skipping your antidepressants...

    Have you been skipping your antidepressants again? You know what happens when you do that.
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    If what you're saying is that the last year has...

    If what you're saying is that the last year has felt like 30 I feel ya.
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    The real threat is not an armed takeover of the...

    The real threat is not an armed takeover of the govt, but the intimidation of govt officials and workers. With death threats and doxing proliferating, we are seeing frequent resignations of public...
  48. I've had wood chips in garden beds. Hard to rake...

    I've had wood chips in garden beds. Hard to rake the leaves or pine needles. If you use a blower the chips blow away. The chips do have to replaced every couple of years or so. Weeds tend to poke...
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    Then someone will go and cut the Funi cable. Bad...

    Then someone will go and cut the Funi cable. Bad idea.
  50. Yikes indeed. Especially the "crux move"--jump...

    Yikes indeed. Especially the "crux move"--jump onto a thin patch of snow on rock with no idea if it would hold or slough off. Maybe he was on belay for the jump but I didn't see anywhere to put an...
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