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Old 08-22-19, 07:59 AM
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Hitler Retirement Home?
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Old 08-22-19, 08:13 AM
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There was similar Monty Python skit, featuring the same actor (John Cleese).

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Old 08-22-19, 08:53 PM
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People in my kids' generation just don't appreciate Monty Python. I don't know what's wrong with them.
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Old 08-22-19, 09:38 PM
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Look, this isn't even an argument!
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Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
I used to work in an older town that had a number of roads that changed names and directions. Giving people directions there was a challenge.
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We have a few streets where they seemingly arbitrarily change the name somewhere along its course. You could start out at the "cluster-blank" intersection (bad for cars, terrible for bikes, worse for pedestrians) east of downtown, head east on Williamson St, and without "turning" (the road curves as it wraps around the lake), be on five differently named streets. To top off the confusion for visitors, most locals call Williamson "Willy Street".

Adding to the challenge giving directions to visitors are the diagonal streets, the spoke/star pattern of streets around the Square, and the preponderance of one-way streets. Much of downtown is easier to navigate on foot or bike than in a car.
I have posted on my informal Cyclists’ Guide to Metro Boston:
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Welcome to Boston and environs…

Even though I've lived here for over 30 years, I always get lost on a new ride. Streets are laid out in a haphazard fashion; many streets, particularly the one you are riding on are not marked; they surreptiously change names; and in rotary intersections it's easy to lose your sense of direction.
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[But] I cycle a nice distance of at least 14 miles [on my commute] through one of America’s most charming, interesting, and historic metropolises on residential and light commercial roads (and partially on a bikepath in a park)…

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Furthermore, one can get out of the city fairly quickly, an hour or less riding, as I described in my aforementioned Cyclist's Guide to Metro Boston:

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Old 08-23-19, 08:09 AM
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Look, this isn't even an argument!
Yes, it is.
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Old 08-23-19, 12:35 PM
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Yes, it is.
I guess you had this coming...
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Old 08-23-19, 03:16 PM
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Not on my commute, but had to take a pic of this sign I passed while traveling in New Zealand:
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Old 08-24-19, 06:52 AM
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I guess you had this coming...
https://youtu.be/ohDB5gbtaEQ
The first time I heard this, it was playing on my car radio while I was driving to work. Almost caused me to wreck!
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That's IT!

Must now play my MPFC best of compilation

If anyone is a gamer, you might remember Blood Bowl, the brit take on american football....

The silliest team is based on Ogres and tiny, goblin-esque "snotlings". My particular team is named: "Grotty Phyton's Flying Circus, aka, The Search for the Wholly Fail! ​​​​​​​All the Ogres are named Bruce
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Old 08-24-19, 05:52 PM
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Must now play my MPFC best of compilation

If anyone is a gamer, you might remember Blood Bowl, the brit take on american football....

The silliest team is based on Ogres and tiny, goblin-esque "snotlings". My particular team is named: "Grotty Phyton's Flying Circus, aka, The Search for the Wholly Fail! All the Ogres are named Bruce
I had a Gorkamorka set. The models were better than the game...
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I had a Gorkamorka set. The models were better than the game...
Played both Blood Bowl and Gorkamorka, but much preferred Necromunda.
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Old 09-30-19, 06:39 PM
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Old 10-03-19, 06:43 PM
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Obstacles circumnavigated
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Obstacles circumnavigated
Big legos, what's it blocking?
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Big legos, what's it blocking?
"Whaddya got in there, King Kong?"

This is a section of the ARBT that's been blocked by a landslide for over two years. People have been going around the barriers since the moment they were put up, but at least the park can feel good they tried. There's been a trickle of info from the state park about who they were getting to fix it and how. In August, a crew finally cleared the landslide, but then stopped. They still need to remediate the cliff so it doesn't slide again soon, and repair the pavement. And so far as I can see, they're not. Last October they had to stop their survey because of a pair of bald eagles nesting nearby, but that wouldn't explain stopping after only a week of work this year in August.

About Jesse, I have no idea.
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Old 10-04-19, 08:01 AM
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^^^^^ Maybe someone perished during the landslide?

Am I the only one who looks at the stack on the far right and thinks ((shudder))?
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Not on my commute, but had to take a pic of this sign I passed while traveling in New Zealand:
Is this a warning sign, or a sign of pride?
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I wasn't on my bike when I saw this so for give my street clothes in the reflection. I can't say I've ever seen anything like it before.

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whoa

At first I thought it was a tally of what he owned, but then I got to the old lady in with the cane. What's the last one, hiker?
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whoa

At first I thought it was a tally of what he owned, but then I got to the old lady in with the cane. What's the last one, hiker?
Traffic cop. That should go over well during a stop...

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How wude!

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