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    Not exactly heat related--but in the Donner Party...

    Not exactly heat related--but in the Donner Party most of the women lived, most of the men died. Presumably the women has more fat stores, while the men worked themselves to death cutting wood.
  2. Thread: Antiwork

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    RR workers salaries are comparable to what most...

    RR workers salaries are comparable to what most blue collar salaries were like in the 50's and the economy did just fine. The marginal income tax rate was as high as 90% and the economy did just...
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    At my nephews Bar Mitzvah he recited-i-n Hebrew ...

    At my nephews Bar Mitzvah he recited-i-n Hebrew and in English--a passage from Samuel about officials finding a new young thing for King David after the king's wife died, with some pretty explicit...
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    They've got about 20 of them.

    They've got about 20 of them.
  5. Thread: Antiwork

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    When people point out how much better RR workers...

    When people point out how much better RR workers are paid relative to other jobs what they're really pointing out is how poorly paid so many American workers are paid. There was a time when blue...
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    The point in the article about the very fit, high...

    The point in the article about the very fit, high level athletes being at the most risk is a good one. My DIL does trail runs up to 20 miles for fun--never races. Fine around Tahoe, but now they've...
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    You threw away a chance to not have to sit with...

    You threw away a chance to not have to sit with your kids on a long flight? What's the matter with you?
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    Cable lock them to a ski rack. Or so I've been...

    Cable lock them to a ski rack. Or so I've been told.


    I've never so many people hauiing carts full of the family's ski gear as I have at Northstar. Now my kids carried their own skis as soon as...
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    Actual grilled chicken is likely not an option at...

    Actual grilled chicken is likely not an option at whatever cheap taqueria you went to. It's not meant to describe an actual cooking technique but just the gestalt of the burrito.
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    I do know what a texas suitcase is. My little...

    I do know what a texas suitcase is. My little attempt at a joke. The actually amusing part is how decrepit I've become. I can barely carry a pair of skis. Over the shoulder, tips forward.. That's...
  11. Thread: Antiwork

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    Fuck the railroads and their (lack of) sick leave...

    Fuck the railroads and their (lack of) sick leave policy.
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    Send your kids to boarding school. Problem solved.

    Send your kids to boarding school. Problem solved.
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    We do in the hospital cafeteria. (Not at my...

    We do in the hospital cafeteria. (Not at my hospital though. I had to wait in line like everyone else. Sad.)
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    Oyster forks are high brow? What about espresso...

    Oyster forks are high brow? What about espresso spoons?
    I admit though that the manly way to eat an oyster is to slurp it.
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    Magic 8 ball costs money. TGR is free.

    Magic 8 ball costs money. TGR is free.
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    In medical malpractice, if the record is altered...

    In medical malpractice, if the record is altered (hard to do with an electronic chart but back in the bad old days), that's a guaranteed win for the plaintiff, even if the doc or the hospital did...
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    Fork--if necessary use an oyster fork, or...

    Fork--if necessary use an oyster fork, or whatever they call the little fork I eat oysters with.
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    Walking back to my car today I realized that both...

    Walking back to my car today I realized that both my shoulders are fucked up enough to make carrying skis the usual way pretty painful. I'm too old for the bro tail drag. So I've got the bright idea...
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    Some lovely low angle powder skiing at Sugar Bowl...

    Some lovely low angle powder skiing at Sugar Bowl this morning. Lincoln, Jerome, and Xmas tree open. No Disney yet. A lot of slid activity, including some that look might have been remotely...
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    hdIXrF34Bz0
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    I don't understand the angst. This is how...

    I don't understand the angst. This is how they've handled lifts for yeas. The evening before they schedule the lifts they plan to run conditions permitting. On the day of lifts may go on wind hold,...
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    I guess we'd have to see her tits to answer that.

    I guess we'd have to see her tits to answer that.
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    I had the hots for her. Back in the day I was...

    I had the hots for her. Back in the day I was telling my cousin, who was well connected in the entertainment industry. She said, "Would you like to meet her?" Uh, no. I wouldn't have anything to...
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    Yeah, but now she wants to go again tomorrow. And...

    Yeah, but now she wants to go again tomorrow. And the next day. And the day after that . . . .
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    Our main panel has labels next to the breaker and...

    Our main panel has labels next to the breaker and a list of the breakers on the inside of the door that are inconsistent with each other. They don't even assign the same numbers to the same slots. ...
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    My father was committed to GM--started out with...

    My father was committed to GM--started out with Chevy's, the Buick, then Olds. Never made it to Cadillac. I've never owned a GM product.
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    I would never mail a gift within the US. Too...

    I would never mail a gift within the US. Too damn expensive. Order online for mailing to the recipient 100%
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    Oh shit. If it gets to 72 you'll die.

    Oh shit. If it gets to 72 you'll die.
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    In theory--ie an efficient market with rational...

    In theory--ie an efficient market with rational actors--stocks are always at or very close to their true vaue--whatever that is. And for the most part it's true, although from time to time...
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    You know what they say about wives becoming their...

    You know what they say about wives becoming their mothers, don't you?
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    I agree 100% with not timing the market. I buy...

    I agree 100% with not timing the market. I buy when I have cash sitting around. I sell when I need the cash. I look at my statements when I do my taxes. Psychology absolutely leads people astray....
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    I can see it now on Blizzard's website--REFINED...

    I can see it now on Blizzard's website--REFINED GRAIN PLUS FLIPCORE FOR THE HIGHEST PERFORMANCE SKIS WE'VE EVER MADE
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    I don't disagree, except about Rod. (Better hope...

    I don't disagree, except about Rod. (Better hope he doesn't challenge you to a ski-off; you wouldn't have to worry about long term investing)
    My point is that investing is very psychological (there...
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    I propose we install solar reflection over...

    I propose we install solar reflection over Russia, China, and Iran so they can't grow food.

    Seems to me we focusing on letting solar radiation hit our solar panels.
    I don't think we can alter...
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    Sportscaster on TNT asking Ovechkin how they...

    Sportscaster on TNT asking Ovechkin how they celebrate Thanksgiving in Russia.
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    The bible again. Jennings is LDS, Bialik is...

    The bible again. Jennings is LDS, Bialik is modern Orthodox Jew. Coincidence.
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    I have to agree with Rod--few people have the...

    I have to agree with Rod--few people have the discipline and risk tolerance to earn more from their investments than their mortgage interest--nor was it easy to do until recently. Rod (I think) and I...
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    Yeah to rip the speakers off his back and jump up...

    Yeah to rip the speakers off his back and jump up and down on them before eating him.
    I have it on good authority that grizzlies like throat singing.
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    You raise a good point. Right now people are...

    You raise a good point. Right now people are sitting on mortgages with historically low rates that we will likely never see again, and if you're in that situation then hanging on to the mortgage may...
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    Teaching in a community wood shop I see loose...

    Teaching in a community wood shop I see loose hair, untucked shirts, loose long sleeves, etc all the time. It's easy for people to forget.
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    While we're talking about old houses, don't...

    While we're talking about old houses, don't forget the lead in the paint. When they say old houses have character, what they mean is that they're character building.
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    Hit 60 and you can easily flunk a field sobriety...

    Hit 60 and you can easily flunk a field sobriety test with a BA of 0.
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    Maybe that's good news, or maybe it just means...

    Maybe that's good news, or maybe it just means more suspects are armed.
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    At least it wasn't a table saw.

    At least it wasn't a table saw.
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    This. If you don't need lquidity it's hard to...

    This. If you don't need lquidity it's hard to beat not borrowing. And if you think you're in your house long term paying that off early.
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    The wallet is one of those skinny ones with a...

    The wallet is one of those skinny ones with a magnetic bill clip, without any bills. The pants only have the one pocket. Won't be doing that again though.
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    Fell standing still on XC skis and landed on my...

    Fell standing still on XC skis and landed on my wallet. Apparently standing still is one of the things I've forgotten how to do.
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    Are you sure? If you've never been dead how do...

    Are you sure? If you've never been dead how do you know it's worse. Maybe we all go to heaven and have great dogs.
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    A lesson I learnd the hard way. BTW--watching...

    A lesson I learnd the hard way.

    BTW--watching a football game and getting updates on a different game you recorded sux.
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    Hope you're using your sunscreen--we're expecting...

    Hope you're using your sunscreen--we're expecting you to have plenty of years to get skin cancer if you don't.
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