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  1. It's not me dude, that place has a large and...

    It's not me dude, that place has a large and loyal fan base. It's part of the downtown Buffalo experience.
  2. Have been by it but never stopped in. They have a...

    Have been by it but never stopped in. They have a nice outdoor patio where you can see a few blocks of downtown Buffalo.

    It is three blocks from Chef's, a well known Italian-American place that is...
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    And the New York Times article:...

    And the New York Times article: https://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/10/nyregion/10attendant.html
  4. Dry humping in a dark corner of an upstate bar...

    Dry humping in a dark corner of an upstate bar parking lot? Sure, gotta keep the upstate culture going.
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    Those suspended fireplaces are uber cool. Saw...

    Those suspended fireplaces are uber cool. Saw one in a contemporary home and it was jaw-dropping, focus of the entire home, the complete suspended assembly allowed for 360 deg rotation.
    ...
  6. That picture is about 15 +/- 5 years old. It...

    That picture is about 15 +/- 5 years old. It looked familiar and I had to look it up, it was renovated after a fire, was reopened and since closed again. As I recall it was a go to place -- post...
  7. I think you are referring to a Bing.com daily...

    I think you are referring to a Bing.com daily picture:

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    Yes, it's stunning nice.

    IMO No, Bear Mt, West Point, and the area around the outlet stores definitely not upstate. However if...
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    I saw someone use bike tire inner tubes to do...

    I saw someone use bike tire inner tubes to do this. Looked like he cut out the section with the valve and used a Rope Thimble to prevent a guy wire from cutting into the rubber inner tube.
  9. Thread: Wildlife

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    One more trail cam video of black bears playing...

    One more trail cam video of black bears playing and jumping in a spring-fed water hole on a warm summer day:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFRetHw-BAM
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    This. Agree. There's a balancing act,...

    This.



    Agree. There's a balancing act, high-end builder-built kitchens run the risk of prospective buyers backing away thinking why should I pay for a kitchen twice, once for what the...
  11. Yes some people notice. If Dutchess County and...

    Yes some people notice. If Dutchess County and northern "Joisee" were countries and strip malls were their weapons then we'd have an arms race going on.


    Yes.
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    Saw Kirkland brand blue jeans for $9.97 today. ...

    Saw Kirkland brand blue jeans for $9.97 today.

    There's some secret code to the last two digits, .97 vs. .99 vs. whole dollar amounts. I hope .97 does not mean being discontinued, I've worn...
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    I had to look this up. ĎDonít get vaccinatedí:...

    I had to look this up.

    ĎDonít get vaccinatedí: Fake funeral home is used to promote coronavirus shots:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/09/21/funeral-home-truck-vaccine-charlotte/
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    They are named condensing dryers and you don't...

    They are named condensing dryers and you don't need a combo unit to get this feature. The condensate goes down a drain (air gap drain) if you have one or into an on-board storage container if not. ...
  15. Cool video. At 29 sec. he says "they're having...

    Cool video.

    At 29 sec. he says "they're having a clam bake at the fireman's field, look at that, well attended." Clam Bakes held by volunteer fireman, an upstate thing.
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    If you're planning to go to one of these then...

    If you're planning to go to one of these then brush up on your responses, check youtube for timeshare sales pitch or how to survive a timeshare sales pitch. Some great insights.
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    Good explanation in first 6:30 of this "This Old...

    Good explanation in first 6:30 of this "This Old House" video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfIWRhbCcNA
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    - The next 3750 posts in the I love my wife and...

    - The next 3750 posts in the I love my wife and all thread are as entertaining as the first 3750 posts.
    - We get theskidivas to create an 'I love my dear husband/boyfriend and all but JHC' thread...
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    It's interesting using ventusky and windy to...

    It's interesting using ventusky and windy to watch Ida move through the mid Atlantic right now.

    I still miss the Intellicast feature where you could see plots of storms like Ida from the different...
  20. I feel your pain. But six inside couches? Isn't...

    I feel your pain. But six inside couches? Isn't that asking for more problems?
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    Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Haven't seen that...

    Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Haven't seen that mentioned in 30+ years since time spent around the military and the organizational psychologist types who would often refer to it.
  22. There's this list:...

    There's this list: https://nuemtb.com/map-of-races/
  23. Agree. I've read small town newspaper articles...

    Agree. I've read small town newspaper articles like this for many many years and the one thing all the articles, reporters and newspapers have in common about the definition of upstate is it's...
  24. Here's an article from the Albany Times Union...

    Here's an article from the Albany Times Union where they say 'eastern upstate NY' and include a map. Article is weather related, Hurricane Henri. They separate the Hudson Valley from upstate, or...
  25. No. That is what 12 or 14 in wide grill cooktops...

    No. That is what 12 or 14 in wide grill cooktops are made to do.
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    After I saw one of these being demo-ed they're at the top of my list in the 'next renovation.'
  26. 1. Wilderness 101 2. Coburn, Pennsylvania -...

    1. Wilderness 101
    2. Coburn, Pennsylvania - mostly in Bald Eagle State Forest. Millheim, PA is closest inhabited place. State College PA is about 25 miles away. Original Camp Woodward is about 4...
  27. The operation manual for my fairly new DW says...

    The operation manual for my fairly new DW says this under Tips for loading the DW:

    Remove coarse food residues from the dishware.

    There is no need to rinse items under running water!
  28. Have you ever used Pine Sol? It makes the barrel...

    Have you ever used Pine Sol? It makes the barrel smell good and is a disinfectant if used at certain concentrations.

    That and a garden hose with good pressure and an angled push broom with the...
  29. Agree, just throw any glass or plastic in with a...

    Agree, just throw any glass or plastic in with a load of dishes.

    Place the jar in the middle rack in a corner, not in the lower rack. Check and clean filters per the specs, the secret to making a...
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    I read this from a small town physician. He asks...

    I read this from a small town physician. He asks any anti-vaxxer or anti-masker how community spirited they are. Will the anti-vaxxer/anti-masker be willing to volunteer for two 12-hour shifts in a...
  31. Evidently not. I want to say something about...

    Evidently not.

    I want to say something about ladies who have this problem and the men who love them, but I can't put the words together.
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    Add one more to the list: When I read this...

    Add one more to the list:


    When I read this first thought is Thoughts and Prayers and RIP. Then the thoughts thinning of the herd and survival of the fittest, yea that really does work.
  33. I'm gonna claim first mention of clam bakes...

    I'm gonna claim first mention of clam bakes in this thread!

    And the VFWs, Eagles, Elks, Legion or "Lits Club" bars look just like this last picture, right down to the POW-MIA flag on the wall and...
  34. ^ This

    ^ This
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    Article on this appeared in yesterday's...

    Article on this appeared in yesterday's Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/08/05/texas-gop-leader-antimask-antivax-dies-covid/

    Looked at the comments and they are good...
  36. I had to look that up. Urban Dict...

    I had to look that up. Urban Dict.
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    Are there any studies showing same long term...

    Are there any studies showing same long term results for Moderna or J&J?
  38. This. And this.

    This.


    And this.
  39. It will be a major advancement if they can keep...

    It will be a major advancement if they can keep the restrooms clean and not smelling like two-day old dried piss.
  40. Maybe. Here's a test using fast food...

    Maybe.

    Here's a test using fast food franchises: If when the local McDonald's closes for a remodeling it's front page news in the local rag newspaper (which may print one, two or three times per...
  41. The paint job on those tow trucks says upstate. ...

    The paint job on those tow trucks says upstate.

    On a positive note the paint job probably matches the race car the tow truck bros use saturday night 'under the lights' at the local speed track,...
  42. One more 'if you see this you're probable in...

    One more 'if you see this you're probable in upstate NY' oddity.

    The social clubs, VFWs, Elks, Eagles, volunteer fire companies etc, have a unique way of cooking via steam at their outdoor...
  43. Yes. Even convenience store chains with five...

    Yes.

    Even convenience store chains with five or ten locations have "chef designed" food, but these small pubs and clubs still refer to them as "the ladies who do the cooking."
  44. Have been waiting for the right time to jump in...

    Have been waiting for the right time to jump in this thread and this is it.

    If even a few of these points are true you're definitely in upstate:

    - At least one local dive bar sells home made...
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    Agree. But I do part with $5 for a weekend...

    Agree. But I do part with $5 for a weekend edition a few times a month. So I see it as saving a few dollars.
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    Reading this thread I see the three major...

    Reading this thread I see the three major newspapers quoted the most are NYT, WaPo and WSJ. By my own counts. Not surprising since these are the three biggest non-tabloid dailies in the US.

    Got a...
  47. Travel Article from the NYT: ...

    Travel Article from the NYT:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/22/travel/summer-travel-ski-resorts.html?action=click&module=card&pageType=theWeekenderLink

    Except for two points nothing new we...
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    Old thread, new insight. Ventusky.com...

    Old thread, new insight. Ventusky.com has become my go to site for regional weather look see. With windy.com a close second.

    For Ventusky you have to get used to the differences in the layers for...
  49. Thread: Wildlife

    by Nobody Famous
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    A mother black bear and her cubs found this...

    A mother black bear and her cubs found this spring-fed pool which happened to have two wildlife cams ready to record things.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0zAw90nl1k
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    What is the black, upside-down wine bottle...

    What is the black, upside-down wine bottle looking thing? Suspiciously looks like a mini version of the larger 5G antennae popping up all over the place.


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