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Old 06-27-2011, 01:10 AM   #31
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Oddly enough, I always thought that Tom Arnold was funny.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:34 AM   #32
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:39 AM   #33
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Didn't do much of anything. went out and picked up a marble rye then went to the movies and saw Prognosis Negative with my friend Bob Sacamano.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:25 AM   #34
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Flyweight questions.

The other day I watched the movie, The Spirit of St Louis....
or maybe "The Pride of St Louis"- an oldie....
a flick about Charles Lindbergh's flight over the Atlantic.

In the movie, a fly was in the airplane.
As Lindbergh only had so much gas to get to Paris from New York, he had not calculated whether or not a fly, that appeared in the cockpit, would add to the weight of the plane. He wondered if that would add to the weight of the plane and said "Interesting Question."

Over a barbeque tonight, I asked :

Did the fly add to the weight of the plane?

A well respected engineer, thought for a second and said:
"Not as long as it remained flying."
I said: "Well, if you had a balloon with a fly would it be heavier?"
He said: "No....the energy of the fly flying would not effect the weight as long as it was flying and didn't land on the balloon."
To demonstrate his argument, he stood up, hopped up a foot and said:
"What's my weight while I'm hopping?"

I said: "Well if you had a balloon with 20,000 flies inside, are you telling me that they don't effect the weight as long as they are flying?"
He replied: "If they are flying....no."
I don't believe that, or I haven't wrapped my mind around that yet for sure..

At any rate, an interesting Question raised in the Lindbergh Spirit of St Louis movie.

Certainly a good movie though. The Pride of St Louis or something to that effect on Turner.

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Old 06-27-2011, 03:13 AM   #35
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Following Jerry Seinfeld lead on "A Show about Nothing", why not "A Thread about Nothing?" Many of these threads (including mine) end up being about nothing even if they were started with good intent. So, let's try it. Here goes:

My sister and her daughter are coming over today. I'm grilling chicken. You never know how the chicken is going to come out. Kathy, my wife, will fix the sides. How is it that every time I cook, I just know that she's doing more work? Can't win.


It's called playing chicken, Al. Next time she approaches you about cooking, you just run ....
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:16 AM   #36
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chicken on a can


If you have an appetite after seeing that, you're plucky.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:20 AM   #37
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,,, comes the guy next door ... wet and sloppy ... rub wet ribs ... come on ... finale ... adios ...


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Old 06-27-2011, 04:59 AM   #38
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Quiet few games of ping pong this AM as last eve left me a bit green.

Invited to have brunch at Marriott with woman who is GM. It's good to know a hotel GM. All good there.

Came back played some equine. Hit a nice Ex @ LoneStar or someplace. Was actually thrilled the price closed the deal on top.

Some guy I knew up in Arrowhead was in town. I drove him around for the sights and smells of SD. En route he told me some odd story about his wife mentioning to him a month or so ago that in their 12 year marriage she had never had an O. Not knowing what else to say, "That's odd", I said.

Lent some other woman's kids some bikes to cruise the beach. I went with for a few miles.

6th grade teacher I met a while back invited me over. I said I'd grab some filets and shrimp. She's got a lovely home but no grill in back. I stop by Home Depot tell them I know her fairly well but not enough to spring for a full grill. I get a $30 portable propane grill that's perfect.

Grill 'em up to perfection, along with shrimp scampi visit with her 16 year old kid and a couple of her friends. Kick back and watch Unknown with Liam - what's his name. Kid leaves, teach gets frisky. Kid walks back in forgetting something while teach was getting frisky. Kid leaves.

Movie goes unwatched. Arrive home 12:30AM.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:02 AM   #39
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There are some fine husbands and sons here who read like outstanding "grill men." What a wonderful skill. (One, I miss A LOT! The former spouse was excellent at the grill.) With two Webers, one big one that can cook plenty of anything at once, another that's small, a petite version, that uses only propane cylinders, along with a two burner fish cooker, I have "the goods." The covers remain on them most of the time, only the petite size is used these days. Maybe I need to have an evening or Sunday afternoon "do".

Chickie, cooking this meal . . . you're bound to be your mom's favorite child!! Anyone that adds veggies like grilled asparagus or portabellos to the fare . . . is kickin' it.

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Mowed the lawn, heading out for some bird seed for the birdfeeder. And some dinner fixins, my mom is in town, I decided to do grilled chicken, grilled asparagus, and pasta carbonara.
Its Monday, before 7 a.m., the entire thread has made me hungry; all I hear outside at the moment are the birds, and the irrigation. Breakfast can wait a bit, for now its just coffee with Zo perched on the ottoman "in her morning spot" watching the world outside. (As seen in the avatar.)

Sure is a nice thread to read, guys. Its more about something than you think.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:31 AM   #40
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hey bigmack, those bikes you lent out,...are those the electric ones you were telling us about?
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It's 'bout 80 degrees this morning time to take Sooner for his morning constitutional (yes we scoop) then off on my 90 min. run, stop at Mickey D's for my .38 cent cup of senior decaf, stop and play my day pick 3 and pick 4 numbers ( hit 2 pick 3's for $250.00 each in the last 3 weeks, no luck with the pick 4 yet) then back home for my bowl of Total. Got two races at Philly to handicap for a contest, do some work in the back yard, today is salad day so I will go with the Elaine Benes "BIG SALAD" why becasue it is so "BIG"
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:07 PM   #42
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Quiet few games of ping pong this AM as last eve left me a bit green.

Invited to have brunch at Marriott with woman who is GM. It's good to know a hotel GM. All good there.

Came back played some equine. Hit a nice Ex @ LoneStar or someplace. Was actually thrilled the price closed the deal on top.

Some guy I knew up in Arrowhead was in town. I drove him around for the sights and smells of SD. En route he told me some odd story about his wife mentioning to him a month or so ago that in their 12 year marriage she had never had an O. Not knowing what else to say, "That's odd", I said.

Lent some other woman's kids some bikes to cruise the beach. I went with for a few miles.

6th grade teacher I met a while back invited me over. I said I'd grab some filets and shrimp. She's got a lovely home but no grill in back. I stop by Home Depot tell them I know her fairly well but not enough to spring for a full grill. I get a $30 portable propane grill that's perfect.

Grill 'em up to perfection, along with shrimp scampi visit with her 16 year old kid and a couple of her friends. Kick back and watch Unknown with Liam - what's his name. Kid leaves, teach gets frisky. Kid walks back in forgetting something while teach was getting frisky. Kid leaves.

Movie goes unwatched. Arrive home 12:30AM.

Great account of couch pong, Mack (I got an arrowhead and a Mt. Baldy-size big bear reading it), but can we please get back on topic ? Jeez.



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Old 06-27-2011, 01:44 PM   #44
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