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20 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

One good thing about living in Quebec is that...the French dont give two shytes about the Royals so its like they dont even exist. 

Good on the Quebecois.  The Gallic mindset, in general, is one I understand more easily than the mindset of the UK.

I've been to London once.  It didn't do it for me.  I've been to Paris twice.  It isn't as high on my list as places in the Mediterranean, but I'd happily go back and visit it again.  For one, you can't argue with the food ...

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9 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

One good thing about living in Quebec is that...the French dont give two shytes about the Royals so its like they dont even exist. 

On the English media side however...  

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I dislike the Royals.

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8 hours ago, trinacriabob said:

For one, you can't argue with the food ...

 

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9 hours ago, daves87rs said:

Looks like I’m going to have to tear the dash up...

 

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IF that's the Cavi just build it into a big block powered pro stock clone with a tube chassis, the dash problems will disappear as a result...

2 hours ago, ocnblu said:

 

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This might prolong my life...

Borderline political, from MAD magazine 1968. As a child of the 1960's, I am disappointed that in a lot of ways we have not been able to honestly deal with and face the problems we faced then. Identity poltics is wrong from both the left and the right. The Hyper 3rd wave feminism and demonization of white people is just as bad as the demonization of blacks, gays, immigrants, or whomever. I want equal protection under the law for all Americans. 

And I want the cars of the sixties back. My boss just bought an infinity, she loves it, but compared to the 50's and 60's Pontiacs Balthazar posts up, it really sucks. 

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11 hours ago, trinacriabob said:

Good on the Quebecois.  The Gallic mindset, in general, is one I understand more easily than the mindset of the UK.

I've been to London once.  It didn't do it for me.  I've been to Paris twice.  It isn't as high on my list as places in the Mediterranean, but I'd happily go back and visit it again.  For one, you can't argue with the food ...

I want to do South America far more than anywhere in Europe. If I go to Europe, italy and Greece are high on my list. 

Interesting painting from 1973, while we are on the subject of older things...

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Untitled, Zdzislaw Beksinski, oil, 1973 (The ugly red creature conceals in the facade of catastrophic backdrop)

Sadest Corset, by the same artist. I like Art with dark themes. 

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This is from the late 900's/early 1000's. I finally found art as old as Balthazar....(or at least his profile pic).

 

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Good morning Balthy, now that it is warm I need to go to that junkyard that i missed when we dropped into cold weather. I have a motorcycle safety class on the weekend of the 20th/21st. Things should open up after that. 

Also, Dave (87 RS)...THIS is why you don 't stop with a simple dashboard repair. 

Also (enter sarcasm mode) make sure it burns alcohol, so we don't use any petroleum.....(exit sarcasm mode...)

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Neat simple tool box made out of scrap wood....I like this...

 

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13 hours ago, trinacriabob said:

Good on the Quebecois.  The Gallic mindset, in general, is one I understand more easily than the mindset of the UK.

I've been to London once.  It didn't do it for me.  I've been to Paris twice.  It isn't as high on my list as places in the Mediterranean, but I'd happily go back and visit it again.  For one, you can't argue with the food ...

I disagree, when I worked for Microsoft, I had to spend a few times a year in France. Stinky city, stinky people, who the heck only baths once or twice a week. Food is Meh. Far more interesting places to go than Paris.

London, been there a few times, would rather spend time with my coworkers in Cork Ireland at a decent pub than in downtown london. Pubs were ok there, but way too much fried food for my liking.

2 hours ago, A Horse With No Name said:

I want to do South America far more than anywhere in Europe. If I go to Europe, italy and Greece are high on my list. 

Interesting painting from 1973, while we are on the subject of older things...

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Reminds me of my favorite movie series, Aliens and all things related to Aliens, predator, etc.

@A Horse With No Name In the tech world, I remember from my early days, "What would the Orange book say to do?"

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Yet so many assumptions then are so wrong today! :P 

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17 minutes ago, David said:

I disagree, when I worked for Microsoft, I had to spend a few times a year in France. Stinky city, stinky people, who the heck only baths once or twice a week. Food is Meh. Far more interesting places to go than Paris.

London, been there a few times, would rather spend time with my coworkers in Cork Ireland at a decent pub than in downtown london. Pubs were ok there, but way too much fried food for my liking.

Reminds me of my favorite movie series, Aliens and all things related to Aliens, predator, etc.

@A Horse With No Name In the tech world, I remember from my early days, "What would the Orange book say to do?"

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Yet so many assumptions then are so wrong today! :P 

Once again, Italy, South America, other palces more interesting than Paris or London. I want scenic natural beauty. Patagonia and rural South America has plenty. 

Truth for Tuesday, I love this Meme. 

 

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16 minutes ago, David said:

I disagree, when I worked for Microsoft, I had to spend a few times a year in France. Stinky city, stinky people, who the heck only baths once or twice a week. Food is Meh. Far more interesting places to go than Paris.

London, been there a few times, would rather spend time with my coworkers in Cork Ireland at a decent pub than in downtown london. Pubs were ok there, but way too much fried food for my liking.

I've had good experiences in Paris.  I found a pastry shop that was off the charts.  These phenomenal chocolate mousse squares for $3.60 in American money.  The locals can be pills.  Speaking the lingo seems to help.  People in the south of France, and definitely in Quebec, are quite a bit more hospitable.

I was in Dublin once.  The people were helpful and friendly.   It is a small but cosmopolitan city.   It wasn't compelling enough for me to go back.  I had gotten a phenomenal RT airfare in the off-season.

I've made a joke out of the acronym:  I'm into PIGS - Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain.  I will probably never tire of those countries.

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20 minutes ago, trinacriabob said:

I've had good experiences in Paris.  I found a pastry shop that was off the charts.  These phenomenal chocolate mousse squares for $3.60 in American money.  The locals can be pills.  Speaking the lingo seems to help.  People in the south of France, and definitely in Quebec, are quite a bit more hospitable.

I was in Dublin once.  The people were helpful and friendly.   It is a small but cosmopolitan city.   It wasn't compelling enough for me to go back.  I had gotten a phenomenal RT airfare in the off-season.

I've made a joke out of the acronym:  I'm into PIGS - Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain.  I will probably never tire of those countries.

Totally agree the south of france or pretty much any place outside the cities around vineyards is amazing.

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1 hour ago, trinacriabob said:

I've had good experiences in Paris.  I found a pastry shop that was off the charts.  These phenomenal chocolate mousse squares for $3.60 in American money.  The locals can be pills.  Speaking the lingo seems to help.  People in the south of France, and definitely in Quebec, are quite a bit more hospitable.

I was in Dublin once.  The people were helpful and friendly.   It is a small but cosmopolitan city.   It wasn't compelling enough for me to go back.  I had gotten a phenomenal RT airfare in the off-season.

I've made a joke out of the acronym:  I'm into PIGS - Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain.  I will probably never tire of those countries.

I had an exchange student from Portugal, and my Brother in law is of Portugese descent. Interesting place. 

58 minutes ago, David said:

Totally agree the south of france or pretty much any place outside the cities around vineyards is amazing.

I want to explore rural france, Mt St Michael, and ride the french rail system. Also, a number of military battlefields I would like to visit. 

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Built by someone else in one of my Facebook groups, I find this table wicked cool. 

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May be an image of indoor and text that says 'There's a gap in the cabinets because of an angled sink. Countertops get installed on Monday'

 

My kids did a very realistic CSI style body outline with police notes before we put down the hardwood floor in the living room. Anyone pulls that up is going to get a surprise. 

Balthazar....you need to keep a few of these in that new GMC....!

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Hope you guys got any construction/ renovation projects done last year. Just came out of HomeDepot- last year a sheet of 1/2-in sheathing plywood was around $23 per. Today it’s

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21 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Hope you guys got any construction/ renovation projects done last year. Just came out of HomeDepot- last year a sheet of 1/2-in sheathing plywood was around $23 per. Today it’s

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Fires out west, a number of factors in high lumber prices. Thankfully, hardwood lumber has not taken the same rise in price. If anything, the trade war put the 86 on demand from China. So I can buy Walnut cheaply, but pay ten bucks for a two by four. 

 

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33 minutes ago, surreal1272 said:

My own creation, using a couple of old PowerMac G5 access panels (anodized aluminum), some 12" steel legs, a couple of pieces of wood (stained black), a few sheets of adhesive matte black vinyl, and a USB led strip under the top. An end table to match my console table.IMG_8519.thumb.jpeg.7e617625544f387af7b48529214484f2.jpeg 

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This is as true for Brits as it is for Americans, liberals as it is for conservtives. It's the way the world works....

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My tool set for my new shop partner, who is a very small dwarf....

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Tired of the identity politcs of the left, right, and everywhere. Tired of manufactured rage....find this meme hugely funny. 

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I don’t think it’s quite ‘rage’ for the most part, but it certain is staggeringly pointless. I’m reminded of the adage ‘they came for my neighbor; I didn't say anything...’ or however that goes exactly.

The whole ‘cancel it I’m offended’ had it’s 15 mins of fame, now it’s just completely boring ( in addition to staggeringly pointless).

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2 minutes ago, balthazar said:

I don’t think it’s quite ‘rage’ for the most part, but it certain is staggeringly pointless. I’m reminded of the adage ‘they came for my neighbor; I didn't say anything...’ or however that goes exactly.

The whole ‘cancel it I’m offended’ had it’s 15 mins of fame, now it’s just completely boring ( in addition to staggeringly pointless).

There has been a "cancel culture" every decade, for the last 70 years (or more). Utterly ridiculous from front to back (with a few exceptions).

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