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Old 11-06-14, 05:53 PM
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An old favorite band from the '60s



And that comes from these:

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Old 11-06-14, 06:00 PM
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Mine is my Ducati 998S Troy Bayliss World Superbike replica #315 of 400 made. Best bike I have ever owned or ridden.
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Old 11-06-14, 06:28 PM
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It is me, sitting in a 2002 from the late 70's which another mechanic had just repaired the exhaust on, and he asked me to get in, go up, and rev it up so he could look and make sure it wasn't leaking or still having any other problems.
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Old 11-06-14, 07:34 PM
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No back story, I just look for something with a science fiction bent to it. Sharp eyed forum members "of a certain age" (cbadrider, I'm looking at you)
will recognize this being as one of the Invaders from the 5th Dimension, from the first season of the old "Lost in Space" show. This is when that series
did some really good science fiction, and well before it decayed into what amounted to a comedy show.
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Old 11-06-14, 08:32 PM
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Just a pic of my cat, Funny Face

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Old 11-06-14, 08:47 PM
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Mine is a character from a novel I'm writing. It was originally going to be a graphic novel, but because I'm lazy I realized I would never draw that many pages. So I decided to write it out instead. But because it was originally meant to be a graphic novel, I drew a lot of pictures just working out the character designs and settings. So this is Nia, drawn in watercolor and pencil. I wasn't happy with the finished product, but I kind of like how it looks when cropped and tiny.



Another drawing of her:



And a more recent drawing where she looks quite a bit different. This wasn't originally meant to be her, so that probably accounts for some of the differences.

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Old 11-06-14, 09:04 PM
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Very cool My sis is a writer professionally and I tried a little. Easier to wrench though, lol.



My avatar was just trying to catch a selfie in the new jersey, but it is a challenge on an Iphone 3. My old nokia flipper was a lot easier...
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Old 11-06-14, 09:16 PM
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I've included cycling movies in my movie collection. I was surprised when looking at a Breaking Away reunion picture on line... at how much I resemble one of the actors.
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Old 11-06-14, 11:19 PM
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That's artist Jim Woodring's character "Frank", jamming on an ukulele.
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Old 11-06-14, 11:24 PM
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I started hijacking other avatars.

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Old 11-07-14, 06:31 AM
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Mine is my Ducati 998S Troy Bayliss World Superbike replica #315 of 400 made. Best bike I have ever owned or ridden.
I guess if there's a back story it's this: I owned a house that I was renting to people who turned out to be squatters. I had to see the bike to try to save my house. Lost the bike and lost the house anyway. Some people suck. BTW the bank (TD Bank) was useless when I was trying to get back on track.
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Old 11-08-14, 02:33 AM
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Mine is a painting, I did with my daughter a couple of years ago …

My red bicycle by macfred64, on Flickr
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Old 11-08-14, 05:25 PM
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Just follow the following link. It's best viewed at 2:00 AM during an all-nighter at the computer.

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Old 11-08-14, 10:13 PM
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Old 11-08-14, 11:43 PM
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i taught 5th grade science for 6 years.
bill nye is the science guy.
bill nye is awesome.
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Old 11-09-14, 08:16 AM
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The one I normally use is this:


I have complete simple syndactyly of the 2nd and 3rd toes on both feet making me a web-foot freak. I'm also in some pretty distinguished company including Ashton Kutcher, Dan Akroyd and Joseph Stalin Also, Marilyn Monroe was rumored to have polydactyly that manifested as an extra toe. I also had a persian cat that had polydactyly (6 toes on 3 feet, 7 on the 4th) who would sit on my dad's chest and suck her thumb.

My current one I found quite by accident and since I ran 2 sprint triathlons this year and plan to keep going, I thought I'd throw it up for giggles.
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Old 11-09-14, 09:37 AM
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Mine is self explanatory....

I'm a member of a Masonic lodge here in Richmond, VA and am the Senior Warden (i.e. kind of like the VP of an organization). It is a great fraternity that is very historical and traditional. I can honestly and sincerely tell you all that it is NOT some weird conspiracy type of organization or secret society with bizarre rituals involving pigs blood, skulls, goats, etc... Historically, it goes back to the Old Testament with the building of King Solomon's Temple. You had Entered Apprentices (1st Degree), Fellow Crafts (2nd Degree), and Master Masons (3rd Degree). It is quite fascinating when you read some of the history, and look back as to who was a Freemason back in the day.
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Old 11-09-14, 09:56 AM
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Mine is self explanatory....

I'm a member of a Masonic lodge here in Richmond, VA and am the Senior Warden (i.e. kind of like the VP of an organization). It is a great fraternity that is very historical and traditional. I can honestly and sincerely tell you all that it is NOT some weird conspiracy type of organization or secret society with bizarre rituals involving pigs blood, skulls, goats, etc... Historically, it goes back to the Old Testament with the building of King Solomon's Temple. You had Entered Apprentices (1st Degree), Fellow Crafts (2nd Degree), and Master Masons (3rd Degree). It is quite fascinating when you read some of the history, and look back as to who was a Freemason back in the day.
My paternal grandfather was given this when he was the head of his Lodge. The face has our shared name (it has twelve letters) as numerals on the dial.

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Very very nice!!! That is a Past Master's pocket watch. Once your Grandfather served his year as Master of the lodge, he became a Past Master and most likely received the pocket watch at the end of the year. Very valuable and sentimental - especially with the name on the face as numerals!
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Old 11-09-14, 07:05 PM
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many people think im using the defaught avatar but those who looks close see many things added and notice its a gif
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Old 11-09-14, 07:36 PM
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many people think im using the defaught avatar but those who looks close see many things added and notice its a gif
I would need to be tripping to see your avatar, I think.

Check your settings.
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Very very nice!!! That is a Past Master's pocket watch. Once your Grandfather served his year as Master of the lodge, he became a Past Master and most likely received the pocket watch at the end of the year. Very valuable and sentimental - especially with the name on the face as numerals!
Yeah, I think of it as the Grand PooBah timepiece. It's my only really precious material possession.
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