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Warrick T. Hambone
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Average American tighty-whitey wearin' carnivore. Go Seahawks and Mariners!
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January 8, 2000
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Re: Into the Black
Sep 15, 2021, 00:33
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Re: Into the Black Sep 15, 2021, 00:33
Sep 15, 2021, 00:33
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RIP Norm. He was so weird and funny.

Loved Norm. Weird and funny is great way to describe him. I've been a fan since (probably) the mid-80's when I saw him on some young comedians show when we first got cable. I say "some young comedians show" because at that time there were so many - but he definitely stood out, to me anyway.

Damn.

https://youtu.be/lL0WayC7jW0
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Re: How to Pick a Job That Will Actually Make You Happy
Sep 12, 2021, 23:29
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Re: How to Pick a Job That Will Actually Make You Happy Sep 12, 2021, 23:29
Sep 12, 2021, 23:29
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I agree with a lot of what you say, especially about finding a team fit, but I'm glad I have a job that I don't look at as "just a job, and that's all it'll ever be". I'm also happy that my job is at least a part of my identity and sense of satisfaction (not all, of course, that wouldn't be healthy). Like I've already discussed in this forum, when I retire in a few years I'm going to have to find a way to fill the void I'll probably feel as far as creative problem solving goes. Plus, some of the people I work with are among my best friends, who I've know since the late 80's. They'll still be around, but realistically, how much? But all this being said, don't get me wrong, I wouldn't do it for free!

But again, that's just me.
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Re: How to Pick a Job That Will Actually Make You Happy
Sep 12, 2021, 17:26
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Re: How to Pick a Job That Will Actually Make You Happy Sep 12, 2021, 17:26
Sep 12, 2021, 17:26
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One of the things I really stress hard to my minions (including my mentorees who are often doing their practicum under my supervision) is a "Work to live, not live to work". That will increase your job satisfaction tremendously. A job exists solely to fund your life and your adventures therein.

I don't think I would want a job that I looked at as something solely to fund my life. While I don't "live to work", I definitely don't look at my job as nothing more than a paycheck. For the most part, I enjoy my job and the people I work with. Further more, if I don't do my job well, it can affect those people's jobs and lives - which, of course, is a lot of pressure, but which also gives me a lot of satisfaction. It probably helps that I work for a small company and not a large corporation.
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Re: Centipede: Recharged Announced
Aug 31, 2021, 22:42
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Re: Centipede: Recharged Announced Aug 31, 2021, 22:42
Aug 31, 2021, 22:42
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Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 31, 2021, 20:17:
Uh, those graphics certainly don't remind me of the classic arcade game...

I agree, they're somehow... worse - than a 40+ year old game.

Could still be fun though.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 17, 2021, 21:59
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2021, 21:59
Aug 17, 2021, 21:59
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I make myself a thermos of coffee every morning to take to work, that being said, today's OOTB might as well have been written in Latin... 'cause I have no idea what you're talking about.
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Re: Britney Spears' Dad Jamie Spears to Step Down as Conservator.
Aug 13, 2021, 19:18
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Re: Britney Spears' Dad Jamie Spears to Step Down as Conservator. Aug 13, 2021, 19:18
Aug 13, 2021, 19:18
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Blue wrote on Aug 13, 2021, 15:43:
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 13, 2021, 14:50:
As I have long said, I wouldn't mind being rich but I have absolutely no desire to be famous.

"Money is a tool. Fame is a drug."
— Stephen Heaslip

That's a damn fine quote! And like most good quotes, it's fairly obvious without ever being articulated quite so well.
While anybody with a lick of common sense can see that it's true, I have to wonder how your days at MTV really drove this home for you. Perhaps seeing how fame affected some of the VJ's.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 12, 2021, 21:16
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2021, 21:16
Aug 12, 2021, 21:16
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 12, 2021, 13:31:
You know how I know this board is filled with old people?

We're ranking Jeopardy hosts.

Now, if you'll excuse me, it's time for my Metamucil and nap.

Shit, I remember Art Flemming.
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Re: JUST DRONK IT
Aug 11, 2021, 21:08
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Re: JUST DRONK IT Aug 11, 2021, 21:08
Aug 11, 2021, 21:08
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Hattori Hanzō wrote on Aug 11, 2021, 16:57:
"It is rich in moisture"

Eh, sorry... nevermind.

This comment was edited on Aug 11, 2021, 22:01.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 2, 2021, 20:02
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2021, 20:02
Aug 2, 2021, 20:02
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WannaLogAlready wrote on Aug 2, 2021, 11:08:
Damn. That cat gave me a shiver.


Catnip's a helluva drug.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Aug 2, 2021, 19:43
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 2, 2021, 19:43
Aug 2, 2021, 19:43
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They need to find the other crimes this piece of shit's been involved in and start handing him consecutive sentences until he's locked away for life. At the very least they should throw his ass in a supermax for some street justice. 5 years, what a fucking joke.

I agree, and so did the judge -

Judge Norris said he was giving Sonderman the maximum sentenced allowed by law under the statute — 60 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, but implied that his sentence would be far harsher if the law permitted.

“Although it may seem inadequate, the law is the law,” Norris said. “The harm it caused, the death and destruction….it’s almost unspeakable.

The "swatting" was definitely the worst thing that was done, but not by much. The harassment building up to finally calling in the Swat team was unbelievable.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 30, 2021, 21:26
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2021, 21:26
Jul 30, 2021, 21:26
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In the end, it fit me perfectly. I can spend the entire day watching "all day" coverage of a sporting event like US Open Tennis, or whatever and it is not a problem in any way. Or I can literally spend 16 hours playing a game I just bought, and everything is fine. While I am not a "loner" my need for social interaction is towards the low end of the scale. And even just some small chit-chat with a bartender or wait staff can fill my need for a couple of days. This also makes things easier for me, important since I live alone.

Like I've said before, I think we may be twins who were secretly split up and adopted into different families.

I think some of my worry comes from when I do take time off, which isn't often, and waste away days at a time, which I do, I feel guilty because the time off of work is so precious. If there were no "deadline" to my free time I probably wouldn't worry so much about wasting it.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 30, 2021, 20:26
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2021, 20:26
Jul 30, 2021, 20:26
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Everyday is Saturday when you are retired.


Nice.

The closer I get to retirement (my plan is in 3 years), the more I wonder what I'm going to do with myself. How's that been for you? Like a lot of people I was laid-off for a while last year, and while I pretty much enjoyed having the time off, in the back of my mind I knew there was a job waiting for me and I was ready to get back to work when the time came. My dream is to be able to work my present job part time - never setting an alarm clock and leaving when I feel like it. It'll probably never happen, but I can dream.



P.S. I didn't really mind Waterworld. Not great, but not the train-wreck everyone said it would be. In my opinion, if it was never known how expensive it was to make it would have been just another middle-of-the-road post-apocalyptic film.
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Re: Into the Black
Jul 28, 2021, 23:33
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Re: Into the Black Jul 28, 2021, 23:33
Jul 28, 2021, 23:33
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OMG, LOL. I have not thought of the Columbia Record Club in a long freaking time. Did their introductory offer at least three separate times, being sure to cancel each time.

I stayed a member for many years. It wasn't a bad deal, but you did have to stay on top of things or you could be sent the "record of the month" if you didn't send back the form in time. I had that happen more than once, but it wasn't that big of a deal to send back unwanted albums.

Albums were expensive back then. I remember buying the "Captain and Me" by the Doobie Brothers when I was twelve or so, and I think it cost over $6. That was a lot of lawn mowing. Hell, minimum wage was only $1.80 an hour at that time. I'd hate to have to spend over three times the minimum wage for 40 minutes of music now.
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Re: Into the Black
Jul 28, 2021, 22:56
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Re: Into the Black Jul 28, 2021, 22:56
Jul 28, 2021, 22:56
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Man, that's too bad about Dusty. I haven't been to a ton of concerts, but I've seen ZZ Top four times. Back in 1975 I joined the Columbia Record Club, and among the eight or so albums that I got was ZZ Top - Fandango. It's still one of my favorite albums of all time and really helped shape my musical tastes.

And Dusty could really do a mean Elvis when he wanted to!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 21, 2021, 23:30
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 21, 2021, 23:30
Jul 21, 2021, 23:30
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Kxmode wrote on Jul 21, 2021, 16:28:
My backyard fence is 33 years old, so I'm fence shopping. Hope it's not too too expensive. 💳


I don't know if you can wait, but even though the price of lumber isn't as bad as it was this spring, it's still really high. I replaced my fence a few years ago and was told that my timing was bad, price-wise, because it was right after Trump had one of his hissy-fits with Canada, which is where almost all of the cedar used for fencing comes from. I wonder what the dynamics are with covid and Canadian lumber are right now. Can't be great.

One other thing... don't let a fence builder talk you into using poplar. It'll look just fine when it's new, but it doesn't come close to the durability of cedar.


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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 30, 2021, 19:59
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2021, 19:59
Jun 30, 2021, 19:59
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Ah, but with what kind of humidity? Here in central Illinois temperatures in the high 80s or 90s are not unusual in the summer, but the humidity is also often high. Mid 80s can be miserable at 90% humidity. I have a sister who lives in Phoenix where the temperatures are higher, but the humidity is very low. There your body's perspiration can work as designed, not so much in the 90% humidity.

That's a good point - it's not very humid here. Right now it's 107F, but with only 15% humidity. I golfed early Saturday morning and at 6:00 am it was around 80 degrees or so, but the humidity in the morning is quite a bit higher, especially with the dew and sprinkler water evaporating from the grass, and it was a little sticky out there. Looking at the weather history page, it looks like the humidity was between 81% and 0% on Saturday. I'm not sure if 0% humidity is a real thing, but it does show 0% on a few days this month.

And then there's the wind, which obviously helps most of the time, but once it's above 110 degrees I think the wind might make it worse.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 30, 2021, 19:27
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2021, 19:27
Jun 30, 2021, 19:27
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eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 30, 2021, 14:21:
Seeing the news images about the heat wave I can only surmise that people in the north western US and Canada don't know how to behave during heat waves.... not sure that is even something you can mock em for when the last time it was this hot was 1937 and it was literally never this hot above the 50° line

But please, do not go outside, do not do sport, and do not go sunbathing when it is 47℃ unless you want to die.

I live in South Eastern Washington, which is a desert, and we get temps over 100F every summer - so we're kind of used to it. I've always liked the heat and hated the cold, and if it's hovering around 100 I'll still carefully go out and do things, but I gotta tell you, that extra 10 to 20 degrees over 100 is a whole different animal. You feel it in your head. Yesterday was the first time in my life that I canceled a tee-time because of the heat. Hell, a friend of mine has a nice pool in his back yard and he said the temp of the water yesterday was 95 - so refreshing! But again, we get hot every summer so this isn't a huge deal - although they've been threatening rolling blackouts... that wouldn't be great.

The biggest problem is coming from the west side of Washington, Oregon, and probably Canada. Over half the homes, even very nice ones, simply do not have air-conditioning. They just don't need it often enough to justify the cost. That same friend with the pool has two daughters who live in Portland and they drove here for the weekend just to get some air-conditioning. When one of them got back home on Monday she said that their house was 96 degrees.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 17, 2021, 19:31
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 17, 2021, 19:31
Jun 17, 2021, 19:31
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Geez Blue, I don't check in for a couple of days and all hell breaks loose. Really sorry to hear about the accident. Obviously, it could have been much worse, but still, it's going to be such a pain in the ass (and limbs), and will take up much of your time over the next month or so. Hopefully you'll heal up quick and not have too much trouble transportation-wise.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 23, 2021, 18:34
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Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2021, 18:34
May 23, 2021, 18:34
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Good luck to your Knicks. It's good to see them thriving after the disappointment of not landing KD.

I still follow the NBA, but hardly ever actually watch a game anymore. I wish I could get back into it, but once Stern and his buddies took away my Sonics, I just haven't been able to do it. And it's not out of spite or anything - the interest just isn't there anymore.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 2, 2021, 21:18
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Re: Out of the Blue May 2, 2021, 21:18
May 2, 2021, 21:18
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also just for some counter-points, i and 3 of my staff all got the moderna shot and we were all fine after the second dose, just a sore deltoid again. one of them opted for the j&j and she was the one who ended up with a fever for a day or 2, had to punch out early the day after hers.

Yeah, like Covid, it's almost impossible to predict how anyone will react to these vacines. We had a guy at work who was really sick after receiving the J&J dose, but my 81 year old mom didn't have any reaction at all.
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