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Old 04-20-23, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Massive call girl attack in General.
Is there much call for massive call girls?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Pachouli? My wife hates it and I love it
My nostrils flared at the scent of his cologne. Pyramid Patchouli. There was only one joker in LA sensitive enough to wear that scent, and I had to find out who he was...
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I asked before, I think, but a question for those of you in the know.





This bike has 10 speed shimano 105. The drive side crank arm and chain rings appear to be some kind of cheaper version shimano variant, but the non side drive looks like the classic 105 hollow tech arm.






Would a stages 105 Left arm work on this? If so that would solve one of my current problems.
Nice kickstand
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After retiring for the second time, I volunteered in the pharmacy of a local hospital. During volunteer orientation, we were told not to wear scents of any kind due to the sensitivity of some patients. True to form, a woman volunteer complained and said that was unacceptable to her. The person in charge told her that she probably shouldn't volunteer but she completed orientation and was put on the roster. It only took two weeks for the hospital to "fire" her for her continued fragrance violations. SMH.
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When I pass someone wearing patchouli my head snaps around involuntarily.
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The colours are brighter but still blurry., Except right up close..
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
After retiring for the second time, I volunteered in the pharmacy of a local hospital. During volunteer orientation, we were told not to wear scents of any kind due to the sensitivity of some patients. True to form, a woman volunteer complained and said that was unacceptable to her. The person in charge told her that she probably shouldn't volunteer but she completed orientation and was put on the roster. It only took two weeks for the hospital to "fire" her for her continued fragrance violations. SMH.
My olfactory system was never happier than when my daughter finally learned to parallel park and I didn't have to drive her to school any more.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
After retiring for the second time, I volunteered in the pharmacy of a local hospital. During volunteer orientation, we were told not to wear scents of any kind due to the sensitivity of some patients. True to form, a woman volunteer complained and said that was unacceptable to her. The person in charge told her that she probably shouldn't volunteer but she completed orientation and was put on the roster. It only took two weeks for the hospital to "fire" her for her continued fragrance violations. SMH.
A woman who worked for me developed a chemical sensitivity to all scents after some surgery. We had a hell of a time getting our maintenance guy to stop wearing cologne, and to turn off the automatic "air freshener" sprayers he'd installed in the rest rooms. It was absolutely for real - she'd start coughing even before she could smell anything. It took months to go away, but it did fade out eventually.

Then she got COVID.

Then she got cancer.

Then she got COVID again.

She was like Joe Btfsplk, The Unluckiest Man In The World.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Que?
Either the van, or the NDS crank at 6:00, looking like it's touching the ground?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
The colours are brighter but still blurry., Except right up close..
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Dude! Give it time.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Either the van, or the NDS crank at 6:00, looking like it's touching the ground?

I shouldn’t be so hard on him, he can barely see.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Dude! Give it time.

I know right! Even I have patience for such things.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Is there much call for massive call girls?
I'm sure there's some.
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Originally Posted by big john
I'm sure there's some.
Which reminds me of a joke my Dad told me, which I'd be ashamed to share.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
After retiring for the second time, I volunteered in the pharmacy of a local hospital. During volunteer orientation, we were told not to wear scents of any kind due to the sensitivity of some patients. True to form, a woman volunteer complained and said that was unacceptable to her. The person in charge told her that she probably shouldn't volunteer but she completed orientation and was put on the roster. It only took two weeks for the hospital to "fire" her for her continued fragrance violations. SMH.
Were they flagrant violations?
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Which reminds me of a joke my Dad told me, which I'd be ashamed to share.
Reminds me of the one about riding a mo-ped.
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New electric MG: MG’s new, electric sports car is here, and it’s a chonker (msn.com)

For some reason, the name "MG" and "electricity" just don't go together. Can you imagine a car powered completely by Lucas?
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New electric MG: MG’s new, electric sports car is here, and it’s a chonker (msn.com)

For some reason, the name "MG" and "electricity" just don't go together. Can you imagine a car powered completely by Lucas?
Lucas, the Prince of Darkness?

edit: Reading the article it says it's likely to be built in China, so probably no Lucas.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I know right! Even I have patience for such things.
You, my friend, have patience for nothing
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KCB is a labour of love.
Funny you should mention that. Just today the Times published the obituary of professional oboist Blair Tindall, who is best known for her memoir that divulged classical music's "seamy" side, and lived up to it's subtitle "Sex, Drugs and Classical Music". To quote the article, "Any reader holding a pristine view of the people who make classical music are quickly relieved of it".
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/19/a...sultPosition=1

Shocking, I know. Funny thing is she's right in pointing out that the lofty pedestal we place classical music on ignores the fact that these musicians are human beings with the same passions and drives as those in the ... um ... less lofty genres of music. I mean, nobody would be surprised to read the seamy memoirs of rock musicians.
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Originally Posted by big john
I'm sure there's some.
WE were told by our Spanish teacher that fat women are considered to be beautiful in these parts. Good thing because they live on a steady diet of Coca Cola, from very early in life. Sad really. The poverty diet is despicable.
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Originally Posted by big john
Reminds me of the one about riding a mo-ped.
And this reminds me I saw a family of five on a moped a couple days ago.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
You, my friend, have patience for nothing

And it’s steadily getting shorter.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Funny you should mention that. Just today the Times published the obituary of professional oboist Blair Tindall, who is best known for her memoir that divulged classical music's "seamy" side, and lived up to it's subtitle "Sex, Drugs and Classical Music". To quote the article, "Any reader holding a pristine view of the people who make classical music are quickly relieved of it".
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/19/a...sultPosition=1

Shocking, I know. Funny thing is she's right in pointing out that the lofty pedestal we place classical music on ignores the fact that these musicians are human beings with the same passions and drives as those in the ... um ... less lofty genres of music. I mean, nobody would be surprised to read the seamy memoirs of rock musicians.
Do you suppose [MENTION=25227]Velo Vol[/MENTION] is hiding a secret life?
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