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Old 07-04-22, 08:12 PM
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Two cops shot during the fireworks near me.

This city is a mess.
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I’ve been spending the last few days with the family in IL.

I missed these summer evenings.


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I’ve been spending the last few days with the family in IL.

I missed these summer evenings.


Crop dusting?
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Fireworks stopped due to fire.




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The large explosions started before dark, the rockets where you feel the concussion of the launch, then the rocket itself explodes. These are so loud it rattles the house and it's even scaring the cat. Mrs John is having anxiety but the peacock is freaking out the worst.
I think another hour and it will be really ridiculous.
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Reading the installation instructions for the new weed eater head. It says to soak the lines in water for 12-24 hours prior to use, to improve their effective lifespan. Anybody ever heard of that?
Edit: true to form, the first place I called told me this model has been discontinued, along with its parts. But he would be happy to sell me a newer model for $400. The part I bought turns out to be universal, across all models. Guess who won't see any future business from me.
could be Italian line - the line is similar to pasta

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Originally Posted by big john
The large explosions started before dark, the rockets where you feel the concussion of the launch, then the rocket itself explodes. These are so loud it rattles the house and it's even scaring the cat. Mrs John is having anxiety but the peacock is freaking out the worst.
I think another hour and it will be really ridiculous.

I'm running the sprinklers in case some errant neighborhood firework winds up on one of the lawns. I wish we had sprinklers on the roof.
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Originally Posted by big john
The large explosions started before dark, the rockets where you feel the concussion of the launch, then the rocket itself explodes. These are so loud it rattles the house and it's even scaring the cat. Mrs John is having anxiety but the peacock is freaking out the worst.
I think another hour and it will be really ridiculous.
Tinder dry, but people still setting off fireworks. I'd say "You gotta love California!", but it's not a requirement.

I mean, I DO, but not because of the firebugs.
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Our dear departed Golden, Rhyo, didn't mind fireworks, but our Eskie, Kyoko, would hide under the bed shivering. Zeena the Greyhound used to get angry about them, and would come out to the Living Room, "Rowr,rowr,rowr"-ing at them.

Rango sleeps through them. Dory is a little anxious about the really loud ones, but mostly takes them in her stride.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Tinder dry, but people still setting off fireworks. I'd say "You gotta love California!", but it's not a requirement.

I mean, I DO, but not because of the firebugs.
One of the benefits of living in the canyon for 16 years, never any fireworks, never any loud parties.
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There's a little fire on Mt. Washington in Los Angeles, hope they can contain it.

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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
From the board rules and guidelines which no one seems to read:

In addition, the "masking" of vulgarity by inserting * or another keystroke in place of one or more letters in a vulgar term is unacceptable in most cases. It will also be impermissible to anagramize a word to bypass the filters.”

Just thought that I’d remind people.
As a student of the filter, I am curious. Can the mods really tell the difference between an obscenity that I type out, like ******** as opposed to one I self-censor, like bull****?

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I had it in four and guessed wrong
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Originally Posted by big john
The large explosions started before dark, the rockets where you feel the concussion of the launch, then the rocket itself explodes. These are so loud it rattles the house and it's even scaring the cat. Mrs John is having anxiety but the peacock is freaking out the worst.
I think another hour and it will be really ridiculous.
Years ago, in Guatemala, there was a festival (prolly still is) with lots and lots of fireworks. They had these homemade launchers made by welding a length of three or four inch pipe to a piece of quarter in thick plate. The crowd would suddenly shift radically, you'd hear/feel the concussion, and turn around to see one of those launchers wobbling. I'm sure the rockets were homemade too. Every year, a week before Christmas. We went a few times, one of us, at least, for the fireworks.
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I am an idiot. 6/6. Could have lost the streak as there were multiple choices for the 6th guess. Phew!
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Originally Posted by datlas
As a student of the filter, I am curious. Can the mods really tell the difference between an obscenity that I type out, like ******** as opposed to one I self-censor, like bull****?

See, I was under the impression that triggering the censor was fine but that circumventing it was verboten.

As to your question, they might be able to... Many forums store post edit histories - this one may have that functionality without it being visible to members. This forum does have an auto save function for reply drafts, too...

Then again, as soon as you hit "preview," any offending words are completely replaced by the asterisks, so I guess it could go either way.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
See, I was under the impression that triggering the censor was fine but that circumventing it was verboten.

As to your question, they might be able to... Many forums store post edit histories - this one may have that functionality without it being visible to members. This forum does have an auto save function for reply drafts, too...

Then again, as soon as you hit "preview," any offending words are completely replaced by the asterisks, so I guess it could go either way.
Yeah, I am not sure.

Also wondering if you quote the classic song from Brittney Spears, "If You Seek Amy" is that an offense? Of course the song itself is an offense, but you know. Inquiring minds are going to ask.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I am an idiot. 6/6. Could have lost the streak as there were multiple choices for the 6th guess. Phew!
Me too. Having trouble with it lately. Must be a slump.
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Friend called for a 58 mile ride today with some steep climbing. Should be "interesting". At least the weather seems nice.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Yeah, I am not sure.

Also wondering if you quote the classic song from Brittney Spears, "If You Seek Amy" is that an offense? Of course the song itself is an offense, but you know. Inquiring minds are going to ask.
Any adult posting anything by Brittany Spears is offensive.

Even if it's not an offense.
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Originally Posted by big john
Friend called for a 58 mile ride today with some steep climbing. Should be "interesting". At least the weather seems nice.
I'd hit it.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I'd hit it.
I know. It's actually a great ride. Mostly light traffic and the steepest climbing is on a narrow road which connects 2 canyons and is barely wide enough for 1 car in spots. Sometimes there are no cars but once in a while there could be one. After that there is a long, steep descent which I don't really like much, but at least I don't have to climb it.
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Originally Posted by big john
I know. It's actually a great ride. Mostly light traffic and the steepest climbing is on a narrow road which connects 2 canyons and is barely wide enough for 1 car in spots. Sometimes there are no cars but once in a while there could be one. After that there is a long, steep descent which I don't really like much, but at least I don't have to climb it.
I think I need to quit my job and run away to California. Can I sleep on your sofa??
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Any adult posting anything by Brittany Spears is offensive.

Even if it's not an offense.
Her teenage fans from BITD are now pushing 40.
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