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Forum: Wild Kingdom 21 October 2018, 06:00 PM
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Views: 52
Posted By RichardM
Striking the Wonder Dog

Went to the NMSU football game last night, mostly to watch the band and see Striking in person. Turns out Striking has his own Facebook page. And he even has his own sponsor, Raising Cain, a chicken...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 October 2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By RichardM
Also, the link says this is a subscription only...

Also, the link says this is a subscription only site.
Forum: Rantidote 20 October 2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 87,337
Posted By RichardM
Pretend you are camping and roughing it. :)

Pretend you are camping and roughing it. :)
Forum: SLC 18 October 2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 32,744
Posted By RichardM
An early 70s Jensen Healey in yellow.

An early 70s Jensen Healey in yellow.
Forum: Social Studies 18 October 2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 824
Posted By RichardM
When house hunting, I've been known to tell the...

When house hunting, I've been known to tell the realtor that I am looking for a 3000 sq ft garage with a 900 sq ft house attached.
Forum: SLC 15 October 2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By RichardM
Cousin sent our an email today explaining that...

Cousin sent our an email today explaining that the house that had had water up to almost the ceiling while mostly intact, it was now sitting on their neighbors lot, brick walls and all.
Forum: SLC 15 October 2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 32,744
Posted By RichardM
Went to a car show this weekend and saw a vehicle...

Went to a car show this weekend and saw a vehicle I want. Probably can't afford it now but still want it. It is a 1950 Dodge Power Wagon. I have always wanted a vehicle from the year of my birth but...
Forum: SLC 15 October 2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By RichardM
Well, I missed an email from my SIL on Thursday....

Well, I missed an email from my SIL on Thursday. She got a text from one of our cousins that all were well. Finally saw another email today that they had been to Mexico Beach today. The houses were...
Forum: SLC 14 October 2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By RichardM
Still haven't heard from any of my several...

Still haven't heard from any of my several relatives in the area. I also haven't seen any of their names in the news. So, no news is good news.
Forum: SLC 12 October 2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 32,744
Posted By RichardM
I drive one, well, it's an F350 (1 ton version...

I drive one, well, it's an F350 (1 ton version versus the 1/2 ton F150). It's a 1993 model I bought new.
Forum: SLC 11 October 2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 32,744
Posted By RichardM
There are several cars that I see on an almost...

There are several cars that I see on an almost daily basis so I don't think of them as unusual. These are a couple of late 40s pickups, 2 air cooled Beatles circa 1965 and an early 80s Porsche...
Forum: SLC 11 October 2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 29,528
Posted By RichardM
Heck, even here in the desert, gas station...

Heck, even here in the desert, gas station canopies have been known to blow over. Of course, we have 70 MPH winds without rain.
Forum: Rantidote 10 October 2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 11,467
Posted By RichardM
In the 50s and 60s, as businesses were converting...

In the 50s and 60s, as businesses were converting from incandescent ligting to fluorescent, more heating had to be added to the HVAC systems to make up for the lack of heating from the lighting. Even...
Forum: Social Studies 10 October 2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By RichardM
Squirrels are rats with better press agents. ...

Squirrels are rats with better press agents.

Wait, albino squirrels? Isn't that Trump's hairpiece?
Forum: SLC 10 October 2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By RichardM
Glad to hear that you are safe. My Aunt and Uncle...

Glad to hear that you are safe. My Aunt and Uncle have a place in Mexico Beach although they live in Adel Georgia. Haven't heard from them yet although the radar looks like most of the storm will...
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 October 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,264
Posted By RichardM
I had to DVR it. When I watched that, in the...

I had to DVR it. When I watched that, in the commentary at the end, they said "Stayed tuned for the enhanced show with extra scenes coming on next." I hope I recorded that with a later showing but I...
Forum: Rantidote 03 October 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 163,560
Posted By RichardM
Hope you have some Scotch on hand.

Hope you have some Scotch on hand.
Forum: Rantidote 03 October 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,547
Posted By RichardM
I just went by the local office for the...

I just went by the local office for the Democratic party and volunteered to work the phone bank tomorrow. I got a laugh when I asked if they could use help from an old white guy. Meanwhile instead of...
Forum: SLC 30 September 2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 32,744
Posted By RichardM
Why not? Cars are for driving. It snows in...

Why not? Cars are for driving. It snows in England to a Jaguar should be able to drive in the snow. I drove my MG in the snow. With the top down.

ETA: Speaking of MGBs, I saw on today, with a...
Forum: Crash and Burn 30 September 2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By RichardM
Most catastrophes have a chain of failures. DW...

Most catastrophes have a chain of failures. DW has a book for her work titled "What Went Wrong" about failures in the chemical industries. Some of the chains are very interesting.
Forum: SLC 29 September 2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 32,744
Posted By RichardM
I had an MGB which was described as a roadster....

I had an MGB which was described as a roadster. It was a 2 door, 2 seat convertible with roll up windows. I stored the convertible top in the garage because a new one cost $75. Other than that, I...
Forum: SLC 28 September 2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 32,744
Posted By RichardM
Today I ran up to Alamogordo to visit in-laws. On...

Today I ran up to Alamogordo to visit in-laws. On the way up, I saw a flotilla of antique cars in the parking lot of White Sands National Monument. One was a Model T and on a trailer. On the way back...
Forum: SLC 28 September 2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 32,744
Posted By RichardM
IIRC, in that era, a drophead coupe would be what...

IIRC, in that era, a drophead coupe would be what we now call a convertible while a roadster would not have a top at all.

ETA: After extensive research on that most impeccable of sources, Wiki, I...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 28 September 2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By RichardM
Biggest message that people should learn and...

Biggest message that people should learn and follow - DON'T HARASS WILDLIFE!
Forum: Amusement Bark 27 September 2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,264
Posted By RichardM
Sorry about that. We seem to be getting...

Sorry about that. We seem to be getting simultaneously with most of the world.
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