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Old 25 April 2018, 02:47 PM
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I suspect my odd thing (which I've been saving all weekend) is going to get lost in the discussion of generational spacing (note: my g-g father was born in 1839; my grandfather in 1878; my father in 1928 and I was born in 1960).

Still, the oddest thing I've seen in a long time was a brightly painted circular staircase lying on its side in a neighbor's yard.

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My family is like this. My grandfather was born in 1890, my father in 1929 and me in 1964. My father thinks-but is not sure-that great-grandfather was born in 1865.
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Old 25 April 2018, 03:18 PM
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My grandfather was born circa 1890, my mom was born in 1919, and I was born in 1961.

My father was born in 1915, but I have no idea when my paternal grandfather was born. All I know about him is his name, that he had red hair, and that he abandoned my grandmother and their nine surviving children sometime in the 1920s, leaving them destitute. They were lucky not to starve.
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Old 26 April 2018, 05:37 PM
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Not odd but cute: this morning Gobi discovered a shoe I'd just recently worn and started rubbing himself all over it. He'd never displayed that kind of behavior (I know he's grooving on my scent) so I was surprised to see him doing it now. Naturally I didn't have my phone handy.
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Old 26 April 2018, 06:39 PM
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I find that even if I have my phone handy, any picture I might take of Ferdinand doing something cute would be hopelessly blurred or out of focus. I take much better pictures with my real camera.

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Old 27 April 2018, 12:40 AM
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A Mercedes Maybach at a Pep Boys.
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Old 27 April 2018, 01:50 AM
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Maybe the chauffeur was driving it.
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Old 28 April 2018, 02:05 AM
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A mattress in the median of a busy street.
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Old 28 April 2018, 08:39 PM
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A mattress in the median of a busy street.
"Why Don't We Do It In The Road"..... now on over to the earworms thread.
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Old 29 April 2018, 03:22 AM
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Today I saw a vanity license plate that read “DP SAAB”. It was on a Mercedes.
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Old 29 April 2018, 03:45 AM
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Today I saw a vanity plate that said "PICKLEZ". Don't remember the car it was on, though.
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Old 29 April 2018, 12:37 PM
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A while back, I saw a license plate that "said" "WIN BIG," but one of the I's was a 1 and the G was a 6. I don't know if it was done like that on purpose but I thought it was pretty cool.
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Old 04 May 2018, 11:23 PM
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A DC-3 flew over my neighborhood today. It was too high to identify visually, but I sometimes pull up the flight tracking app on my phone if I see or hear a plane flying overhead to see what it is and where it's going. This one caught my interest because of its distinctive piston-engine sound. It was this plane, apparently; the tail number showed up in the app but no flight plan. It was headed north, so maybe going back to its home base in Seattle from some air show.
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Old 04 May 2018, 11:42 PM
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I think I mentioned the DC-47 (a variant of the DC-3) that I saw flying around here a couple of times last summer, in D-Day landing stripes. The first time I saw it I was out for a walk, and on my way up a hill in an open field, and it flew directly over my head at "treetop height" (at least, I assume that's what treetop height means - as it came towards me on the hillside it was pretty much head on, and it probably had to climb a bit to maintain its altitude over the trees on the hilltop. I just looked up minimum altitude requirements, and it seems 500ft / 150m is the minimum in the UK if you're near people; it must have been pretty much at that altitude. Certainly not much higher - my guess before looking it up was 100m). It was quite impressive... and as you say, it's the engine noise that makes you notice them initially - that's why I turned round to see what it was and could watch it going overhead!
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Old 05 May 2018, 10:14 PM
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Today I saw a stuffed duck (like a toy stuffed animal, not a real duck), suspended inside a metal frame by four bungee cords, one attached to each limb, in the back of a pickup truck. On the duck's chest were the words "bad day help". I guess maybe it could be a game that you can rent for parties; it looked like maybe it could be used like a giant slingshot, using the duck to launch beanbags or something.
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Old 06 May 2018, 02:09 PM
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A 1970's Cadillac stretch limo complete with continental tire kit mounted on a lifted 4 wheel drive pickup chassis. Seriously cool!
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Old 11 May 2018, 01:33 AM
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Watching the hockey playoffs, one announcer said after a particularly bone crushing body check delivered by 2 players "Now that is a real Malatchy Crunch".

I've used that reference for years, and I thought I was the only one.

I believe it was on Laverne and Shirley that I heard it.

I thought I was unique!
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Old 11 May 2018, 01:49 AM
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I saw a truck with a "buy American" sticker on one side, and a pro-gun sticker with a picture of an AK-47 on the other.
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Old 11 May 2018, 02:49 AM
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Made in the USA since 2015, apparently.

Though I do wonder whether whoever decorated the truck knew that.
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Old 11 May 2018, 03:54 AM
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Given how weathered the sticker was, I have a feeling it had been on the truck since well before 2015.

And I doubt this person would call a Toyota that had been built in Ohio an American car.
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Old 11 May 2018, 05:22 PM
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This is sort of in the vein of "Proximity alert in new posts", except not with threads here. There's a network drive at work, with the top level containing folders named with the codenames for various projects at the company. While scrolling through them looking for the one for my project I noticed the following two folders, one called "Everglades", and directly below it one called "Gator".
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