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by Typeminer
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5463
Views: 742762

Re: More Stuff

We do okay with two boxes for two cats.

But they're littermates. :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5463
Views: 742762

Re: More Stuff

Well, it's German. Wha'd you expect? :twisted:

English has weird rules, too. We just don't notice. :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Recent on-line ad
Replies: 13
Views: 596

Re: Recent on-line ad

The best thing that ever came out of Maserati was the Citroen SM, and it Had Problems. Especially the one Burt Reynolds parked in the Savannah River. I've had cars I wanted to park in rivers. And an old friend used to sing a ditty she sorta stole from Neil Young: "Down by the river I shot my Volvo"
by Typeminer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Old(er) Sarge
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: Old(er) Sarge

How can I be old enough for Social Security when I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up? :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Photo Album
Replies: 405
Views: 82219

Re: Photo Album

Was in southwest Colorado last week- visited Mesa Verde, drove through Durango, Silverton, Ouray, Telluride, stayed in Ridgway, and visited The Black Canyon of the Gunnison. It was nice to be out of the Texas heat but not so great to be a flatlander staggering around at the local elevations. I'm no...
by Typeminer
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Apologies for downtime
Replies: 32
Views: 1453

Re: Apologies for downtime

Typing was my worst subject in high school. Grades kept dropping, because I got up to 35 wpm (on a manual typewriter) and plateaued for the rest of the semester. Gods being the evil-minded jokers that they are, my doom was sealed. :twisted: That seems somewhat ironic, considering your username whic...
by Typeminer
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Bad Jokes II
Replies: 239
Views: 54580

Re: Bad Jokes II

Some of the information signs on the Pennsylvania Turnpike are inconsistent from section to section. Brother and I have been arguing for decades over whether it's really necessary to be a lert, or if it's sufficient to just keep one in the trunk.

*Hits the gas toward the next exit.* :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Apologies for downtime
Replies: 32
Views: 1453

Re: Apologies for downtime

Well, I used to be able to do 30-40 words a min on an IBM Selectric... Typing was my worst subject in high school. Grades kept dropping, because I got up to 35 wpm (on a manual typewriter) and plateaued for the rest of the semester. Gods being the evil-minded jokers that they are, my doom was seale...
by Typeminer
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Vehicles
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Vehicles

lake_wrangler wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Out of curiosity, how long does it take a motorcycle to grow to full maturity? :P
Don't know about the bikes, but my brother is a longtime biker. He's 62. We're still waiting. :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: The Galaxy is Bent and Twisted...
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: The Galaxy is Bent and Twisted...

We're what you get when you compress a whole bunch of hydrogen and wait awhile. :shock:
by Typeminer
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5463
Views: 742762

Re: More Stuff

What's the hazard with borax?
by Typeminer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?
Replies: 197
Views: 27359

Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

And Dave wins again. :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5463
Views: 742762

Re: More Stuff

Meanwhile, on a completely different note (pun definitely intended)... My choir director forwarded me an email from someone looking for amateur tenor and bass singers, to join in a choir to sing Verdi's Great Requiem... After consideration, and discussion with the person who originally had sent him...
by Typeminer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 188
Views: 31016

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

It's why the things are so often laden with grammar and spelling errors, and what you would think are obvious absurdities: to screen out people smart enough to question whether the IRS would really send you a letter written in Engrish... I have to admit, I had never thought about that angle... That...
by Typeminer
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: A Steal at $28K
Replies: 37
Views: 3094

Re: A Steal at $28K

But now I'm so frosted off at Volkswagen over the diesel emissions fraud that I'll never buy another one. Better not buy a smartphone either. A bunch of manufacturers have been caught programming the phones to cook the performance numbers when the various testing suites are run. In other words, don...
by Typeminer
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: A Steal at $28K
Replies: 37
Views: 3094

Re: A Steal at $28K

I'll bet it had something to do with a new president or other high end management change... btw- I first joy-rid my first ride in a parking lot & it was an old air-cooled VW bus. That said, I'm still thinking of getting the successor; a Vanagon and w/ the Diesel bell-housing in there you can strap ...
by Typeminer
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5463
Views: 742762

Re: More Stuff

And the Boca combination sound card/modem was a nightmare. {Boca was a company started by former IBM engineers - the same team who had been responsible for the PCjr...} I had my own nightmare with a Boca Ethernet card, years ago. I chose it because it used a very good Ethernet chip (AMD PCNet) whic...
by Typeminer
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5463
Views: 742762

Re: More Stuff

I've always heard it as 'Quehr-ee'. Interesting. I've always thought it that as being a British variant pronunciation... haven't heard it used in the U.S. as far as I can recall. However... I believe I recall that some of the Appalachian accents in American English are derived pretty directly from ...
by Typeminer
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Sic Transit Gloria Mad
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Re: Sic Transit Gloria Mad

Furshlugginer publishing industry . . . .
by Typeminer
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: A Steal at $28K
Replies: 37
Views: 3094

Re: A Steal at $28K

Just last Sunday, when I filled up before driving to my dad's birthday brunch, a van filled up, next to my truck. A 73 VW van... Admittedly, the owner said it was costing her a fair bit, to keep it alive... I told her I knew the feeling (mine being a 1991 GMC Suburban...) Got rid of a 1970 VW van i...