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    big Ennio Morricone fan here. My favorite EM...

    big Ennio Morricone fan here. My favorite EM score is from Duck You Sucker! aka Fistful of Dynamite aka Once Upon a Time in the Revolution


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8DzB090GG4
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    Women in professional and leadership positions...

    Women in professional and leadership positions always swim upstream on this. I've spoken with two attorneys who worked under her, both of whom would disagree with your "word is" claim. Both said the...
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    In my wild years I dated a couple Karens, one of...

    In my wild years I dated a couple Karens, one of whom is one of the most anti-Karen chicks I've ever know. Kinda sad she's burdened with that name.
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    you prolly saw this TAY TR from a couple days ago...

    you prolly saw this TAY TR from a couple days ago with pics of N Ridge and comments re C-D route .

    Post a TR if you do it
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    Matthew Bunker's body spotted...

    Matthew Bunker's body spotted
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    MRNP stats: Liberty Ridge gets 98 climbers per...

    MRNP stats: Liberty Ridge gets 98 climbers per year average @ 53% completion rate = 52 climbers complete Liberty Ridge in an average year, a relatively low number for a Fifty Classic [Crowded] Climbs...
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    search underway for missing skier Matthew Bunker...

    search underway for missing skier Matthew Bunker on Liberty Ridge
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    gotta luv a Zap cameo

    gotta luv a Zap cameo
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    ^ ^ ^ good advice for non-DIYers. Most shops have...

    ^ ^ ^ good advice for non-DIYers. Most shops have a load tester that takes only a few minutes.
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    Sometimes a battery may perform poorly due to...

    Sometimes a battery may perform poorly due to sulfated plates but can be restored to like-new performance. Some people replace batteries that could have been restored with a few full charge/discharge...
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    Yes, there are magic numbers. Do you have a...

    Yes, there are magic numbers. Do you have a charger and a multimeter? If so, charge it overnight and then check the voltage. Let battery sit for an hour or so and test again. A fully charged flooded...
  12. not a goddam thing

    not a goddam thing
  13. Someone else called it in.

    Someone else called it in.
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    the guy in OP's ad looks alot like Robert Forster...

    the guy in OP's ad looks alot like Robert Forster looked in 1971
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    Silver went fine yesterday. Walking to Ollalie...

    Silver went fine yesterday. Walking to Ollalie Meadows/NW basin divide, then continuous skinning from there. Top is pretty smooth, bottom bumpy (rivulets). Silver Solstice will go.
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    LOLz

    LOLz
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    MSR Reactor and Windburner use the same radiant...

    MSR Reactor and Windburner use the same radiant burner/heat exchanger pot technology. AFAICT, Windburner is MSR's attempt to compete directly with JetBoil with the backpacker market. Reactor is...
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    Damn. Heal fast. We avoided those holes...

    Damn. Heal fast. We avoided those holes yesterday. They open up there every year. We found a more solid skinning line is to climber's left to a spot on the ridge with good access to the backside W...
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    Nice. Can a guy camp at Klipchuck?

    Nice. Can a guy camp at Klipchuck?
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    It's been a fun Silver Season -- and busier than...

    It's been a fun Silver Season -- and busier than past years. I don't recall mogul formation back when we commenced our annual Silver Season pilgrimage in 1992. Heading up again today in a bit. Maybe...
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    Great. Thanks again to jhyatt for agreeing to...

    Great. Thanks again to jhyatt for agreeing to handle distribution. Thanks to those who have sent me money. For those who have not yet done so, send me a PM for paypal instructions. I'm charging...
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    non-Karen chicks dig the Lazuli Bunting. You...

    non-Karen chicks dig the Lazuli Bunting. You gotta keeper.

    Forgot to mention the Yellow-breasted Chat I heard last week.
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    What species of finch? Common Nighthawk is in...

    What species of finch?

    Common Nighthawk is in a family called goatsuckers (no kidding). Cool bird, numbers dwindling due to habitat loss and pesticide use. Mags in the Sierra and Rockies may see...
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    Nope. You're not a birder. When a birder claims...

    Nope. You're not a birder. When a birder claims to see a species out of normal range, habitat or season, other birders will launch an interrogation, sometimes polite, sometimes not so much. Noob...
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    Oh, okay. Those who haven't experienced the joy...

    Oh, okay. Those who haven't experienced the joy of spring migration will never get it.
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    ^ ^ ^ Try the light cushion weight Darn...

    ^ ^ ^ Try the light cushion weight Darn Toughs. Thinner is better, more stable, less likely to creep. If you need to fill up volume, where a liner. If you need more warmth, wear 2 pairs of light...
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    Fucking liar. No way you didn't see a House...

    Fucking liar. No way you didn't see a House Sparrow, American Robin and European Starling between January 1 and mid-May.
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    The past 2 weeks stretch has been pretty good for...

    The past 2 weeks stretch has been pretty good for my FOYs: Townsend's Warbler, Dusky Flycatcher, Lark Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Wilson's Snipe, Clark's Nutcracker, Bushtit,...
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    It's far less frustrating, IME more rewarding and...

    It's far less frustrating, IME more rewarding and less expensive (after sunken costs of bins and spotting scope).
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    FTR, I made fun of a subset of birdwatchers, a...

    FTR, I made fun of a subset of birdwatchers, a subset which invites taunting. FTR2, I'm a lifelong birdwatcher. FTR3, some of my birding companions sport Swaro ELs -- and every damn one of them is a...
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    Swaro ELs are a status symbol in some circles....

    Swaro ELs are a status symbol in some circles. Zeiss SL or FL, Leica Noctavid or Ultravid and Nikon EDG are peers. Resolution of modern alpha bins is finer than the human eye can detect and modern...
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    9 pairs are the the mail to jhyatt, who will...

    9 pairs are the the mail to jhyatt, who will distribute. I've received paypal payments from jhyatt and turnfarmer. I'll PM each of you with my paypal info. Please indicate your TGR handle when you...
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    Nah. The he-man militia types carry shitty...

    Nah. The he-man militia types carry shitty overpriced Steiner porro prism glass. Swaro ELs are top quality $$$$, the choice for snooty poser coastie birders. Seriously, I've never seen an...
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    FWIW, Christian Cooper carries Swarovski EL bins...

    FWIW, Christian Cooper carries Swarovski EL bins

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    Breaker Morant and Gallipoli came out in...

    Breaker Morant and Gallipoli came out in consecutive years, both Australian New Wave, both fine anti-war movies, some production overlap.

    Breaker Morant compares favorably to Stanley Kubrick's...
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    Plan B

    Plan B
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    Okay then. +1 that you should stay away from that...

    Okay then. +1 that you should stay away from that shit.

    Answer: Maybe for someone who can be helped, but only with good solid professional assistance. SSRI's and other psychotropics have helped...
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    my go-to mountain boot liner sox, but they are...

    my go-to mountain boot liner sox, but they are too short for my ski touring boots

    This assumes the GTX membrane does not fail within a few months after purchase, an assumption contrary to my...
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    I did that for years, might do it again on my...

    I did that for years, might do it again on my next long trip. What thin VB sox do you use?
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    My feet run much cooler -- say 20F or more -- in...

    My feet run much cooler -- say 20F or more -- in full leather upper LMBs. YMMV. Also, IME, properly treated (e.g., Obenauf's LP) full leather upper LMBs keep my feet drier and waaaay cooler than GTX...
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    Glade, it's a constant struggle. Certain Dri,...

    Glade, it's a constant struggle. Certain Dri, boots-off during breaks, then switch to dry pair of sox. Dry wet sox in sun while strapped on pack. Super thin synthetic sox dry much faster than wool,...
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    Trombone slide lubricant has been the subject of...

    Trombone slide lubricant has been the subject of discussion for decades. When I played trombone -- AFM Local 484 (Sun Valley) member, Wood River Valley Orchestra lead trombonist -- we lubed the slide...
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    RIP Kitters

    RIP Kitters
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    +1 to comments of John_B and riff. For shorter...

    +1 to comments of John_B and riff. For shorter stretches in walking/camp shoes, I don't wear sox. For longer walks I wear only liner sox, which dry very fast strapped on atop my backpack (unless it's...
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    Nah. This time I'll let Andrew Skurka do the...

    Nah. This time I'll let Andrew Skurka do the talking: Complete failure: I gave “waterproof” Gore-Tex hiking shoes a second chance
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    Talc is so 20th Century. This 21st Century...

    Talc is so 20th Century.

    This 21st Century stuff is PTFE, the stuff used to make Teflon, GoreTex and trombone slide lubricant:

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    I have fabbed 8 pairs, 1 of which I sent to...

    I have fabbed 8 pairs, 1 of which I sent to frorider. Pic of remaining 7 below. Looks that I have 9 (10 with frorider) requests. Hmmmm. I think I have enough stock to make a couple more pairs.
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    Damn funny guy, a true pro at staying in...

    Damn funny guy, a true pro at staying in character. He had a good run, a high demand performer. I saw him alot on variety shows in my teens. He was great with Martin Mull on America Tonight.
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    Gonna be a bloodbath. I've been through it a...

    Gonna be a bloodbath. I've been through it a couple times before, but prolly not of this scope. And I fear this time more retail sites will become ghost towns compared to prior retail recessions....
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    Add Mazda CX-5 to the list, CX-3 if you can go...

    Add Mazda CX-5 to the list, CX-3 if you can go smaller. Very good reliability record. Our CX-5 rolled over 100K miles last month, still doesn't burn a drop of oil between changes. Mazda AWD on par...
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