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    Wife and I have been watching Clarkson's Farm....

    Wife and I have been watching Clarkson's Farm. Pretty entertaining. Basic premise is that Jeremy Clarkson bought a Cotswold Farm years ago but has had a tenant farming it. The tenant decided to...
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    A bit cold at sweetbippy's house!

    A bit cold at sweetbippy's house!
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    Her maiden name was Christine Perfect.

    Her maiden name was Christine Perfect.
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    True. I was thinking about what clownshoe was...

    True. I was thinking about what clownshoe was saying upthread about hiking. I suppose actually opening a lift confers more responsibility on the resort to control that area? It's not 100% clear to me...
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    I never liked her voice, but I respected her...

    I never liked her voice, but I respected her talent as a musician and songwriter. RIP.
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    In general why doesn't Whistler open the t-bars...

    In general why doesn't Whistler open the t-bars earlier? Seems like they are one of the last lifts to open for the season, but could be opened fairly easily compared to the chairlifts, plus they'd be...
  7. Pretty crazy night. At my house in North Seattle...

    Pretty crazy night. At my house in North Seattle the wet snow starting dumping around 8:00. Power went out before 10:00 last night and finally came back on at 6:00. Gotta be a sloppy mess on the...
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    Should be chaos today. I predict many destroyed...

    Should be chaos today. I predict many destroyed skis.
  9. Thread: View right now

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    What's the story on the "no bathroom fine..." bit...

    What's the story on the "no bathroom fine..." bit on the menu board?
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    Do you think the chances are pretty good the...

    Do you think the chances are pretty good the ski-outs will be in for this weekend? Seems like they'll be blasting the snow guns all week due to the cold temps. A little natural help can't hurt,...
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    Yes, I think it's wishful thinking. I think the...

    Yes, I think it's wishful thinking. I think the mess with Creekside kept lots of people away, and also the fact there just hasn't been much snow. I guess we'll see what happens when there's a real...
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    Possibly the greatest song ever used for a TV...

    Possibly the greatest song ever used for a TV theme song. What a banger.

    https://youtu.be/cmU3FYlRZNM
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    https://youtu.be/vqFf0q3ED4E

    https://youtu.be/vqFf0q3ED4E
  14. Thread: Whistler 22-23

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    Based on the webcams it's seemed fairly quiet...

    Based on the webcams it's seemed fairly quiet since opening day. Do you agree, Lee?

    Seems like a bit more snow the next couple days before a cold, dry period begins. At least that should be good...
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    Yeah, it doesn't seem like the flu to me. I...

    Yeah, it doesn't seem like the flu to me. I wasn't posting the heart rate graph with the idea that it was an indication of flu, just that it's crazy that it's gone up by 10 bpm over the week.
  16. I would have assumed they'd sell themselves.

    I would have assumed they'd sell themselves.
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    I totally dismissed it being the flu since it...

    I totally dismissed it being the flu since it didn't hit me like a freight train, but on the other hand I had my flu shot, so it's possible it could have been and it was just blunted because of that....
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    We don't get many sunny Thanksgivings in Seattle,...

    We don't get many sunny Thanksgivings in Seattle, but we got one today.
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    I'm sure this doesn't mean too much, but the WB...

    I'm sure this doesn't mean too much, but the WB website says Raven's Nest will open on December 15, so maybe that's an indication of when they hope to get the gondola running.
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    Secrets of the Great British Castles The...

    Secrets of the Great British Castles

    The presenter, Dan Jones, tours each castle and gives a historical overview.
  21. The World Cup trophy has got to be the ugliest...

    The World Cup trophy has got to be the ugliest trophy in the world of sport. It looks like it was crafted with aluminum foil painted gold....
  22. Thread: Whistler 22-23

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    I noticed they are starting the shuttles from...

    I noticed they are starting the shuttles from Creekside at 7:00 now rather than 8:00 and have stated lifts will be opening at 8:15.
    More opening days info here:...
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    Pumpkin pie is my least favorite pie. It's hard...

    Pumpkin pie is my least favorite pie. It's hard to ruin a pie, but pumpkin comes darn close. I guess I'd have to say I'm not a big squash fan overall.
  24. They sound nice.

    They sound nice.
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    Sounds like you need to slim down that wallet,...

    Sounds like you need to slim down that wallet, George Costanza!
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    A few earlybirds on the Rendezvous cam this...

    A few earlybirds on the Rendezvous cam this morning. Ski instructor training, maybe?
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    I've had a sore throat all day today and starting...

    I've had a sore throat all day today and starting to feel a bit of general malaise, so I took a Covid test tonight and it came back negative. I suspect there's a good chance it's a cold or RSV.
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    This one is...unique https://redf.in/eyN72Y

    This one is...unique
    https://redf.in/eyN72Y
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    Poll: This guy for President.

    This guy for President.
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    434925 I guess it was just a matter of time...

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    I guess it was just a matter of time before moon boots came back.
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    I just looked up Haflinger. I can't believe...

    I just looked up Haflinger. I can't believe people are willing to pay $150 for a GD pair of slippers. Holy crap.

    I could get behind the half off OluKai's, though.
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    I think I'd prefer Sky, Phoenix or Leaf to @(^%$,...

    I think I'd prefer Sky, Phoenix or Leaf to @(^%$, but that's just me.

    Apparently fastfred's parents are big Q*Bert fans.
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    Poll: Since this happened in CS I'm sure there were a...

    Since this happened in CS I'm sure there were a decent number of local citizens who think the people who got shot had it coming.
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    https://youtu.be/fctWS_cEU5U

    https://youtu.be/fctWS_cEU5U
  35. My initial reaction was "isn't this just going to...

    My initial reaction was "isn't this just going to slow shit down?" All these "special" investigations seem to move at a glacial pace. Let's charge this fuck and be done with it. I don't want it...
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    I always guess the Final Jeopardy answer as soon...

    I always guess the Final Jeopardy answer as soon as I hear the category and last night my guess was Newcastle, so that made it pretty easy.
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    Amy has been too conservative. She obviously...

    Amy has been too conservative. She obviously doesn't have the confidence she did during her regular season games.

    Definitely happy to see Sam get a win, though.
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    Yes, Ullr has got to be pleased with that.

    Yes, Ullr has got to be pleased with that.
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    Is heavy cream produced from heavy petting?

    Is heavy cream produced from heavy petting?
  40. It's funny but apparently this lady isn't even an...

    It's funny but apparently this lady isn't even an astronaut, just a "space fan." :)
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    At this point you figure they really want to get...

    At this point you figure they really want to get it running before the big holiday rush. If they can get it running on December 16 they're in good shape.
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    The haul rope has arrived. Now let's hope for no...

    The haul rope has arrived. Now let's hope for no further delays.
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    I wish. No stock options for me.

    I wish. No stock options for me.
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    The second book in Ken Follett's "Kingsbridge"...

    The second book in Ken Follett's "Kingsbridge" series titled World Without End covers this era and that workforce shift is one of the plot points in the book. I've read the first two books in that...
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    Boissal taking "shit that annoys you" far to...

    Boissal taking "shit that annoys you" far to literally. :)
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    I don't listen to her music, but obviously she...

    I don't listen to her music, but obviously she is. You don't stay on top in the music business for over 15 years without a lot of talent. She's no flash in the pan that's for sure. Just imagine the...
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    Imagine the ride this is going to be for...

    Imagine the ride this is going to be for astronauts.
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    You know darn well the emphasis is on extractive...

    You know darn well the emphasis is on extractive potential from these other moons, planets, etc.
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    If it didn't mean going to Florida I'd love to...

    If it didn't mean going to Florida I'd love to see a launch in person someday.
  50. Thread: Wildlife

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    I forgot about this one I saw during my Grand...

    I forgot about this one I saw during my Grand Teton trip last month. I expected to see moose, bear, elk, pronghorns, but have to say this wasn't on my radar:...
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