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  1. You’ll need a wetsuit to go in the water just...

    You’ll need a wetsuit to go in the water just about anywhere on the west coast, other than maybe San Diego.

    If it were me, and I had the money to spare, I’d head for the Monterey/Carmel area,...
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    _bpS-cOBK6Q

    _bpS-cOBK6Q
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    Green Onions by Booker T & the MGs.

    Green Onions by Booker T & the MGs.
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    They’ll catch her. Where can she go? I’m pretty...

    They’ll catch her. Where can she go? I’m pretty surprised she put the gun back, though.
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    That’s what’s so scary. We haven’t seen anywhere...

    That’s what’s so scary. We haven’t seen anywhere near as bad as what’s to come. There are some fundamental forces being set in motion.

    I’m sure I don’t need to tell you this, but for the benefit...
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    Today needs a soundtrack. 13mh6HwDjYM

    Today needs a soundtrack.
    13mh6HwDjYM
  7. Benny was given a week timeout for some things he...

    Benny was given a week timeout for some things he said in the Ukraine thread. When the week was over he started deleting posts including some that were thread starters. The mods restored some of...
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    “The North Water”: amazing miniseries. Just...

    “The North Water”: amazing miniseries. Just finished watching it on AMC, but think it might be on prime as well.
  9. Thread: Con artists

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    I know we should have, but my wife just deleted...

    I know we should have, but my wife just deleted everything. The guy stopped pestering her after we mentioned the cops.
  10. Thread: Free Shift Meal

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    What!!! Any bacon is still bacon!

    What!!! Any bacon is still bacon!
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    One of my wife’s websites got hacked. Some guy...

    One of my wife’s websites got hacked. Some guy cracked her password and went in and changed almost all of her content to add a bunch of crazy good deals (too good to be true), left her name and...
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    That picture doesn’t make sense to me. I...

    That picture doesn’t make sense to me.

    I mean, here we are on earth, about 2/3 out from the center of the spiral galaxy we call the Milky Way looking back at the center of the galaxy. ...
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    Gus screwed the pooch

    Gus screwed the pooch
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    Jesus, i just remembered an old friend of mine...

    Jesus, i just remembered an old friend of mine built his retirement home up in the mountains west of Los Alamos somewhere. Don’t know if it is in the fire area or not. Need to track him down.
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    Other than the Vietnam war, and then inflation,...

    Other than the Vietnam war, and then inflation, and lines at gas stations stretched around the block.
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    Yeah, ain’t that the truth. My 4 year old LG...

    Yeah, ain’t that the truth. My 4 year old LG stopped cooling last summer. When I called around all the local appliance repair shops they told me they don’t service LG refrigerators because the...
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    Might be there by morning? Under $27K at the...

    Might be there by morning? Under $27K at the moment.
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    I guess dark beers like porters and stouts are an...

    I guess dark beers like porters and stouts are an aquired taste that I haven’t developed, although I’ve tried many times. Whenever I hear “porter”, I can’t help thinking about that part in James...
  19. Thread: Ukraine

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    Hate to nitpick, but it’s not an island. Houston...

    Hate to nitpick, but it’s not an island. Houston did have Deaf Smith burn Vince’s Bridge to prevent the Mexicans from being able to escape along that road back to Harrisburg and join up with other...
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    All these retail investors “buying the dip” and...

    All these retail investors “buying the dip” and creating mini dead cat bounces, which then fade. I think we are still a long way from the bottom, and will take months to get there, not hours.
    ...
  21. Thread: Ukraine

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    Patrushev is supposed to take over temporarily...

    Patrushev is supposed to take over temporarily while Putin has surgery “soon”.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1608211/nikolai-patrushev-putin-ill-russian-president-replacement-spt/amp
    ...
  22. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Or, -WmoBVQafJE

    Or,
    -WmoBVQafJE
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    x_WHOHhpgpY

    x_WHOHhpgpY
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    It was a few games previously when the answer was...

    It was a few games previously when the answer was “Oh Canada!”.
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    Yeah, they stole music wherever they could.

    Yeah, they stole music wherever they could.
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    The show is taped typically a couple months in...

    The show is taped typically a couple months in advance of when it airs.
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    Yeah, I finally figured that out. Interesting,...

    Yeah, I finally figured that out. Interesting, but I think suboptimal betting,
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    I’m sure it’s not for everybody. Young people...

    I’m sure it’s not for everybody. Young people might not be interested in it. But it’s a classic that I think everyone should watch at least once.

    After all, it is freaking Orson Wells himself!
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    And once again, I can’t figure out the betting...

    And once again, I can’t figure out the betting strategy of either Mattea or the other player. The other player didn’t simply bet everything, but bet some smaller amount. And then Mattea bet JUST...
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    Ah, you’ve right, I stand corrected. I need to...

    Ah, you’ve right, I stand corrected. I need to read that book someday.
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    All that I am asking for is ten gold dollars ...

    All that I am asking for is ten gold dollars
    And I could pay you back with one good hand
    You could look around about the wide world over
    And you’ll never find another honest man
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    If I were ambitious and had skills, I would post...

    If I were ambitious and had skills, I would post graphs of BOND and/or BND vs interest rate to show how well it correlates to the inverse relationship mentioned in that investopedia link I posted...
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    Even more impressive pic considering you did it...

    Even more impressive pic considering you did it with a phone shooting video. I guess subject matter and knowing how to frame the shot matters a whole lot, too. Great work as usual!

    Saw your ...
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    My wife and I had a bout of something just like...

    My wife and I had a bout of something just like that a few months back. I racked it up to flu. Mostly because of the very wet cough. According to one of the big medical websites I looked at, the...
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    Re bonds:...

    Re bonds:
    https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/why-interest-rates-have-inverse-relationship-bond-prices/

    There’s an inverse relationship between bond prices and interest rates. As interest...
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    I was thinking yesterday afternoon the market had...

    I was thinking yesterday afternoon the market had entered bizarro world. This is more along the lines of what I expected.
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    Everyone said I’d come to no good I knew I...

    Everyone said
    I’d come to no good
    I knew I would, Pearly believe them
    Half of my life
    I spent doing time for some other fucker’s crime
    The other half found me stumblin round drunk
    On burgundy...
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    Well, there was Asok, the Indian intern, so not...

    Well, there was Asok, the Indian intern, so not entirely all white.
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    So, that “badasses” pic was a frame grab from...

    So, that “badasses” pic was a frame grab from video? Cool. What kind of camera do you use, and what resolution video is that, 4K?
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    Oh, wow, Steely Dan took their name from a...

    Oh, wow, Steely Dan took their name from a character in Burroughs’ novel “Naked Lunch”. Steely Dan II was steam powered strap on dildo.

    I had no idea.

    TGR has paid for its subscription for the...
  41. ^^ Kelp in a hot sauce? Not going to knock it...

    ^^ Kelp in a hot sauce? Not going to knock it before I try it, but it does sound strange.
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    +1

    +1
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    Yeah, of course, I meant free to order. The...

    Yeah, of course, I meant free to order. The total cost of the pandemic is, like you say, staggering, and we are starting to see some of the unintended consequences in inflation and rising interest...
  44. Thread: Ukraine

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    As others have mentioned, the TB2 drones are...

    As others have mentioned, the TB2 drones are Turkish made with some components sourced from other countries. The impetus for development of the TB2 was the US blocking UAV technology going to...
  45. Not likeable by me, the down-horning quisling....

    Not likeable by me, the down-horning quisling. How anyone who played football on the west side of Austin could defect to the North side of the Red River is beyond comprehension.

    The state of...
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    Not that new. I think it was a month or two...

    Not that new. I think it was a month or two after they first offered the first 4 tests that they expanded it to two orders of 4 tests.
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    I was glad to have the 4 antigen tests sitting...

    I was glad to have the 4 antigen tests sitting around that I previously ordered from the Post Office. Ordered my second batch of 4 tests yesterday, all free. Very easy to order from the website. ...
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    Well, my turn, I guess. Despite being double...

    Well, my turn, I guess. Despite being double vaxed and single boosted (all Moderna) I got sick and tested positive last Friday night. Had to wait until Monday before I could call my doc about...
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    Dressed myself in green I went down to the sea...

    Dressed myself in green
    I went down to the sea
    Try to see what’s going down
    Maybe read between the lines
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    I thought this song, “me and my uncle”, was...

    I thought this song, “me and my uncle”, was probably written by Hunter or maybe Barlow, but it turns out it was from John Phillips, AKA Pappa John of the Mammas and Pappas. Not really something I...
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