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Old 01-02-24, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Define. I can think of at least one who isn't stable.
*sigh* There’s always one.
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At least you will always look fashionable.
That is a given.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
*sigh* There’s always one.
There can be only one
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Originally Posted by big john
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Low mileage. Probably only driven to church by a little old lady.
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I believe I'm going to take FBB to the beach and see if my "repairs" are going to work. Still not real sure of what I did that fixed it.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
See, I’m doing my part, now when I make a funny I’ll use the emoji.
Do you get a commission?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
They have flyovers at the Armed Services Bowl game in Fort Worth that are pretty cool. They also do flyovers during the regular season TCU games. I guess it helps to have a Naval station in town.

Have no problem with that considering that most schools have ROTC programs.
Games involving academy teams etc. aside, how is it decided which schools or games will receive flyovers? I sense a First Amendment issue.

You ain't heard the sound of freedom until you've had a couple of A10s buzz by at mast height in the PAX River.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
We finished "Leave the World Behind" last night. It was enjoyable, pretty creepy. There were aspects that felt disjointed or incomplete, but kinda neat in concept as well. It sort of feels like a zombie movie, but without the abject gore and violence; it's more of a thriller.

I think it was someone here who recommended it, not sure who.
We watched it the other night. We both thought it was pretty poorly done, and a lot of things didn't make sense. For example, how did they make the noise that was supposed to be everywhere. A satellite cannot send that type of thing to earth, and there is no large AV system that could somehow produce that much noise over a broad swath.

It also got us talking about the Rapture that is sure to come according to the zealots. The more I think about it, wouldn't life be fun without all the people who for sure will rise to the heavens during that event?

[Not intended to invite religion discussion.]
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Oh and I'm also very clearly the least stable person here, and it's not close.
Sorry, that spot already taken.
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
...Festivus has come and gone. The next airing of grievances is Dec 23, 2024.


I can think of several places where I can post this.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Games involving academy teams etc. aside, how is it decided which schools or games will receive flyovers? I sense a First Amendment issue.

You ain't heard the sound of freedom until you've had a couple of A10s buzz by at mast height in the PAX River.
I sense that the military branches are eager to promote their power, both for public display and for recruiting.

I have not had that experience with an A10, but I know what you mean. I used to have a friend who was an A10 pilot in Iraq. He gave me a tour of one when it was passing through Fort Worth some time ago. The armor in them is amazing.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Agree.

Most people with acute GI symptoms blame the meal they ate previously, but true food poisoning from pre-formed toxins is way less common than viral gastroenteritis.

The viral GI bugs usually take 1-3 days to incubate, so the tainted food you ate was typically 1-2 days before the illness.
Two stories:

First one: Back when Mrs.GJ were married but before kids, she taught at a private school. The morning after an event there, a barbecue or some such, I got so sick I ended up in the ER dehydrated. I blamed the food at the event. That was Sunday. The following Friday, I get a call from one of Mrs. GJ's coworkers. Mrs. GJ was in the ER, having gotten ill and ending up dehydrated. It wasn't the food at the event. Must have been something or someone I came in contact with the previous week.

Second one: A year or so later, Mrs. GJ and I got sick the night after getting burritos from our favorite place. Mrs. GJ decided we should call the Health Department, since if we got sick presumably so did others. They said they'd make a note of it, but that when people get actual food poisoning, it's almost never the thing they just ate, but rather something they ate > 24 hours previous. But they REMEMBER the thing they last ate - presumably because it comes back for a curtain call.

Back when we were first married and Mrs. GJ was teaching, it seemed like we were sick about half the time with some bug or other, like we'd only just recover from one thing, and something else would hit. In the span of a couple years, we had at least 3 GI virus/food poisoning incidents, and countless upper respiratory infections. I blame the students - filthy little disease vectors!
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Old 01-02-24, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Low mileage. Probably only driven to church by a little old lady.
Is it in Pasadena?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I sense that the military branches are eager to promote their power, both for public display and for recruiting.

I have not had that experience with an A10, but I know what you mean. I used to have a friend who was an A10 pilot in Iraq. He gave me a tour of one when it was passing through Fort Worth some time ago. The armor in them is amazing.
I once got an A10 simulator game free with a computer. Even that was impressively destructive.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I don't know exactly what Bah Humbug was getting at. But my point is 100% correct.

Everyone has psychological issues, whether they want to admit it or not. On the internets people construct carefully curated portraits of themselves to mask that. It's not as bad here as social media, but still present.

It's not that you people have a lot of problems; rather, everyone has a lot of problems.

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
We watched it the other night. We both thought it was pretty poorly done, and a lot of things didn't make sense. For example, how did they make the noise that was supposed to be everywhere. A satellite cannot send that type of thing to earth, and there is no large AV system that could somehow produce that much noise over a broad swath.

It also got us talking about the Rapture that is sure to come according to the zealots. The more I think about it, wouldn't life be fun without all the people who for sure will rise to the heavens during that event?

[Not intended to invite religion discussion.]
Horror is low-key one of the hardest genres to make. It requires a ton of buy-in from the audience, and if they don't, you're done. And the failure can be based on religion, or technical details (as here) or any other thing.
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A-10 go BRRRRRRT.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Republican.
I'll allow it.

Originally Posted by terrymorse
I have mixed feelings about jet bomber flyovers at college football games.
IKR, who decides mixing military might with a festive sporting event?

Don't get me wrong on purpose, I just love air shows.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
We watched it the other night. We both thought it was pretty poorly done, and a lot of things didn't make sense. For example, how did they make the noise that was supposed to be everywhere. A satellite cannot send that type of thing to earth, and there is no large AV system that could somehow produce that much noise over a broad swath.

It also got us talking about the Rapture that is sure to come according to the zealots. The more I think about it, wouldn't life be fun without all the people who for sure will rise to the heavens during that event?

[Not intended to invite religion discussion.]
All the weird wildlife stuff is also not reconciled IMO. I was expecting something more supernatural with all of that.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I'll allow it.


IKR, who decides mixing military might with a festive sporting event?

Don't get me wrong on purpose, I just love air shows.
Cracking me up, BillyD!
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Originally Posted by TMonk
All the weird wildlife stuff is also not reconciled IMO. I was expecting something more supernatural with all of that.
I thought the little girl would have some type of superhuman powers. She kind of had that type of weird look.

Julia Roberts has not aged well, IMHO.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
I refuse to be a typical Rando, and bring a bag big enough to carry enough **** to rebuild a bike, not to mention the four course meal, and again, the whole cycling wardrobe.
My rando bike is a fantastic commuter and light errand machine.

Ain't no way I'm taking it on any appreciably long rides, though. It's heavy and that big bag up front adds a lot of surface area for wind to grab.

Although it's not like I ride long distances anymore - I don't think I've done more than 80 miles at once in the last 3 years.

I'd like to do another 200k. The local-ish group really likes to climb, their April 200k looks like a nice route.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Wife has food poisoning, we all ate the same things. The end is near.
We had guests come over for New Years Eve. 24 hours later it felt like I was carrying around weights, accompanied by chills and a scratchy throat.

Took a couple Tylenol and gargled with salt. Today I appear to be holding it off for now as the virus amasses it's forces at the border.

Retreating to bed with plenty of fluids.

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I thought the little girl would have some type of superhuman powers. She kind of had that type of weird look.

Julia Roberts has not aged well, IMHO.
Liz commented that she had a prophet-type of character role. Noticing things others didn't, people not believing her etc.

Also I hope you can avoid significant illness BillyD
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Games involving academy teams etc. aside, how is it decided which schools or games will receive flyovers? I sense a First Amendment issue.


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