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    my kid plays scrabble with friends. we used to...

    my kid plays scrabble with friends. we used to play bananagrams at the house until he memorized all the 2 letter words in the Scrabble dictionary and no one else had a chance. It's no fun for me to...
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    No argument there. OTOH if you're anything but...

    No argument there. OTOH if you're anything but a WASP it's a hell of a lot easier to get into a good school than it was in the past, especially in my Dad's generation for Jews, and more recently...
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    I believe the correct expression is "on which...

    I believe the correct expression is "on which side do you carry".
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    Maybe he got them on the ass?

    Maybe he got them on the ass?
  5. I hate to be discussing the condition of the...

    I hate to be discussing the condition of the groomers, but AM is doing a particularly good job tilling.
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    Ken threw that one in there to derail Amy,...

    Ken threw that one in there to derail Amy, knowing that the only way she was going to be beaten was in FJ, and not knowing she would have already lost in taping earlier that day. It's pretty clear...
  7. Needs a weatherman to know which way the wind...

    Needs a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. And his pump don't work 'cause the vandals took the handle.
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    Home fried potatoes jack cheese, black beans,...

    Home fried potatoes jack cheese, black beans, jalapenos, avocados, salsa, flour tortilla, sour cream, and cilantro. And in perusing the menu to make sure I didn't leave anything out--new item,...
  9. I encourage people to do the online survey for...

    I encourage people to do the online survey for Truckee. Unlike Placer County, Truckee's "committee" (mostly made up of people from the real estate/str community) is not currently considering any...
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    Who knew Gilbert Stuart was Irish?

    Who knew Gilbert Stuart was Irish?
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    $16 avocado lettuce cups? I can get a Papas Loco...

    $16 avocado lettuce cups? I can get a Papas Loco --which includes an avocado--and an excellent cup of pour over coffee for that.
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    That game was a huge let down. Bring back Amy.

    That game was a huge let down. Bring back Amy.
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    $16 breakfast $4 tip. Not surprising to me that...

    $16 breakfast $4 tip. Not surprising to me that two tele skiers would think that's expensive, but that's what breakfast costs if you want more than a bowl of granola and a cup of herbal tea.
    As...
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    One of the side benefits of paying for everything...

    One of the side benefits of paying for everything with a credit card is that I don't have wait while a clerk struggles to make change. (There is one restaurant I have breakfast at that doesn't take...
  15. East windy today. Ice pellets about shredded my...

    East windy today. Ice pellets about shredded my face off on Wolverine Saddle. The patroller who was assigned to flip down chair seats on Summit did not look happy to be there.
  16. Ice skate sizing is like ski boots and climbing...

    Ice skate sizing is like ski boots and climbing shoes. Performance fit vs. comfort fit. And ultra thin sox for performance. If you want to do casual skating you could size like shoes. I hesitate...
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    And 88% of the deaths have been in the over 65....

    And 88% of the deaths have been in the over 65. Bottom line--Illinois is running out of unvaccinated vulnerable patients to die.

    The pitiful thing is that NS doesn't grasp the implications of the...
  18. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    No it's not. The flip of this is that if she...

    No it's not.
    The flip of this is that if she does change her mind and get treatment she should do it for herself, not for her family. I've seen too many families push people into treatment when the...
  19. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    If you have any influence with her It would be...

    If you have any influence with her It would be wise for her to see the oncologist if only to confirm the grave prognosis and to find out if there are any promising clinical trials of new treatments. ...
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    Could've been WaPo. I'd better go back and...

    Could've been WaPo. I'd better go back and check--maybe I need to resubscribe to the NYT and cancel WaPo. That would be good, because of the xword.
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    The CDC paper that the WSJ refers to does show...

    The CDC paper that the WSJ refers to does show that natural immunity was more effective than vaccination, but also that natural infection plus vaccination was more effective than both. A CDC study...
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    A Muslim goes to heaven if he dies in Jihad. A...

    A Muslim goes to heaven if he dies in Jihad. A Viking goes to Valhalla if he dies with a sword in his hand. A Frenchman goes to heaven if he dies skiing, climbing, or behind the wheel of a car.
    ...
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    Piece in the NYT yesterday. Apparently the...

    Piece in the NYT yesterday. Apparently the record resignations in late 2021 are a statistic that only goes back to Dec 2020--so the resignations are the highest in a year, not in a decade or a...
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    Damn but you know a lot about TP. But if you...

    Damn but you know a lot about TP. But if you don't mind I think I'll do my own research.

    Re poking a hole--when we were little my mother spent 9 months in the hospital with TB. My dad hired a...
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    Yesterday morning the news was on the home page...

    Yesterday morning the news was on the home page of the NYT on line--near the top, no way to miss it. I immediately canceled my subscription and signed up for OAN.
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    Back in the day--when climbers wore knickers--the...

    Back in the day--when climbers wore knickers--the ice axe was carried vertically between the straps of the rucksack (that's what they called it back then).
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    are you sure your current cartridge isn't just...

    are you sure your current cartridge isn't just clogged. You fix it with a little alcohol and a Q tip.

    Oh.
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    You guys have sensitive assholes. My old...

    You guys have sensitive assholes. My old climbing partner spent a lot of time in Asia and South America and kept samples of tp from every country he visited in his parka, to remind himself--and me--...
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    cocker miniature poodle mix. A designer dog...

    cocker miniature poodle mix. A designer dog although she sure doesn't look like it.
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    At 14 she still plays with her squeaky toys, chases balls and snow balls, and dives into the water...
  30. I don't know that I would worry about tight ski...

    I don't know that I would worry about tight ski boots causing another blood clot. Plane rides are definitely a concern.
    The reason for anticoagulation is to prevent a new clot and to keep the old...
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    Unless one has MERS--than neither one leaves.

    Unless one has MERS--than neither one leaves.
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    Couple times a year. It's not a big deal...

    Couple times a year.
    It's not a big deal actually but good luck doing it without the manual. Or you could do it freestyle but then the lights would keep flashing.
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    Didn't James get the Final Jeopardy question...

    Didn't James get the Final Jeopardy question wrong in the last GOAT game? Or is my memory failing me. In any case, I'd like to see a rematch of the GOAT. Brad kind of screwed it up by getting so...
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    Apparently there was a bot that if you posted a...

    Apparently there was a bot that if you posted a wordle score on Twitter the bot would tell you no one cares and btw here's tomorrows word. Twitter suspended the bot but I don't think we've heard the...
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    Before you get too happy with your machine, wait...

    Before you get too happy with your machine, wait until the lights start flashing and you have to figure out how to do a cleaning or descaling cycle.
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    A) UCLA is a top tier public university. There...

    A) UCLA is a top tier public university. There are plenty of Cal State branches that are easy to get into, (like the one my undocumented immigrant partner went to before he went to med school and...
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    None of us were worrying about Q tips until you...

    None of us were worrying about Q tips until you brought it up. Now we're all going to rush out and by 3 boxes and people in the store are going to see that and they're all going to buy 6 boxes, and...
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    How are epidemiologists rated. Is there some...

    How are epidemiologists rated. Is there some kind of Sabermetrics for them? Deaths below replacement? Number of sponsorships?





    I have a cockapoo. She's a wonderful dog. Find some...
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    Yeah. And I've been reading the Shit that Annoys...

    Yeah. And I've been reading the Shit that Annoys You posts about people who post their Wordle scores. (Took me 4 today.)
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    I pay attention to mainstream media--like the...

    I pay attention to mainstream media--like the NYT--for news, and then I try to find the primary source. I don't pay any attention to the opinion pieces unless they're by a scientist I trust, but...
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    Because he's not Joe Rogan?

    Because he's not Joe Rogan?
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    His machine does preinfusion automatically. ...

    His machine does preinfusion automatically. Neither pressure nor temperature are adjustable. So he's safe.
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    A Nevada Country CA group trying to recall all 5...

    A Nevada Country CA group trying to recall all 5 county supervisors over covid restrictions refused to wear masks in the County Clerk's office, forced their way in, and assaulted an employee. ...
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    I learned the hard way not to back my Forester...

    I learned the hard way not to back my Forester out of my garage with too much snow on the driveway. It may not look high centered but when the wheels stop turning there's nothing to do but get down...
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    Bullshit. At least as far as doctors go. We...

    Bullshit. At least as far as doctors go. We mind what we say and don't make promises and predictions we can't be sure of because experience has taught us that sure things often turn out to be...
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    So does that mean we can sign you up for the "do...

    So does that mean we can sign you up for the "do not admit to the hospital" list. Because if the medical industry is as evil as you say I can't imagine you'd want to be in a hospital no matter how...
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    That's the kind of info I've been looking for....

    That's the kind of info I've been looking for. Thanks.
    In my age group 2% risk of death from a breakthrough case. Not a huge risk but not trivial. The same as the risk of my open heart surgery....
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    The honey-do list had gotten too long. Wax rings...

    The honey-do list had gotten too long. Wax rings don't change themselves.
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    The preinfusion is automatic with the Bambino. ...

    The preinfusion is automatic with the Bambino. It's a period of lower pressure before full pressure. You should be able to hear the difference. The preinfusion lasts around 5-10 seconds I think.
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    The pandemic will be officially over when Benny...

    The pandemic will be officially over when Benny can go ski in Italy. Walensky announced it in her news conference this morning.
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