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Forum: The Library Café May 11 2022, 12:10 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: Doctor Who

I know Peter Davison played the Doctor. I remember the episode where Tom "died" and regenerated into Peter. But I didn't know he was on for 3 years. I must have lost access to PBS around then on...
Forum: The Library Café May 9 2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 142
Posted By Allen
Re: Doctor Who

Tom Baker was great in the role. If the special effects of the day had been better, life would have been perfect. Peter Davidson would have been a good replacement for Tom, but as I recall he was...
Forum: The Library Café May 6 2022, 11:00 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

Wow! Such a great improvement in readability! I'm so happy for you Ginny. Here's hoping things keep improving for you.
Forum: The Library Café Apr 17 2022, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

In southern parts of the country they are using goats and sheep to control Kudzu, an invasive plant that was brought into the South under mistaken ideas and now they're trying to get rid of it. ...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 16 2022, 12:40 AM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

Welcome home! You were missed, in case you didn't know. I'm glad you're finally doing better.
Forum: The Library Café Apr 9 2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,615
Posted By Allen
Re: Zel's Automotive Antics & Occasional Distractions.

I've had similar problems over the years with these same things. It amazes me just how bad a belt tensioner can be and still stay on the engine. After I fought against that ridiculously strong...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 30 2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,615
Posted By Allen
Re: Zel's Automotive Antics & Occasional Distractions.

The Nissan was AFTER the Scion, as was the Kia and one or two others. The Scion was the original Toaster on Wheels. The first gen. cars, the ones with the almost cult-like following (2004 to 2006)...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 28 2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,615
Posted By Allen
Re: Zel's Automotive Antics & Occasional Distractions.

Just curious, Zel. did you folks get the Scion xB/Toyota BB imported over there? I don't know much about the Toyota BB other than it wasn't imported to the US and a lot of the parts interchange with...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 17 2022, 11:28 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: New MoM playground?

I think "The QUIET Man" would be a better choice. The only John Wayne movie I know of where he never fires a gun. (Never heard of "The QUITE Man". :D

As for Lord of the Dance, I prefer the...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 17 2022, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

If you had never heard back from either company, it seems to me that you had done your due diligence and were not liable under the law for it, so you could have done whatever you wanted with it, keep...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 14 2022, 01:51 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

We have a couple of longer strands of outdoor "Christmas" lights... That's what they were originally, anyway... that have been permanently hung on the rafters of our porch for several years now. ...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 11 2022, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

P'ter, to clarify, I love puns. Good, bad, and in between. I suppose what I should have said was that people around me, here in the Missouri Ozarks might not get it. Dispatch just isn't used in...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 10 2022, 08:52 AM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

A really bad pun that not everyone will get, P'ter.
Forum: The Library Café Mar 2 2022, 04:49 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

I know a couple down here, but I also know that does you absolutely no good, wherever you are. Especially when you specified NOT a chain store. But we have a chain store that's one of our favorites...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 2 2022, 10:50 AM
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Views: 30,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

I can understand what you're saying, SC. While I live in an area that cannot be classified as ethnically and racially diverse, it is a rural area, which is to say that there ain't a whole lot of...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 1 2022, 03:37 PM
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Views: 30,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

They "spoof" a new number. They take a number owned by someone else and use it in their calling system. It might be someone's number who hung up on them, or it can be a disconnected number. The...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 26 2022, 11:52 AM
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Views: 30,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

We don't get the extended warranty calls because our cars are too old, with over the maximum allowable miles. The only car we've had in recent years that may have qualified was the 2011 Chevy Aveo...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 24 2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,615
Posted By Allen
Re: Zel's Automotive Antics & Occasional Distractions.

Bwahahahaha! Zel's too much of a gearhead to be able to easily "Just say no" to the chance to own such an interesting car. I'll make a mental bet with you that if he sells one or more of his...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 24 2022, 11:29 AM
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Views: 30,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

I went through a similar series of calls over a decade ago with my landline number. Found out the former user of the number was typical lower end of society type, even for around here. One company...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 24 2022, 11:08 AM
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Views: 30,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

I have a touch of Irish in my DNA, from my father's side. I'd like to go there to see Ireland in person. That being said, I understand how you must feel.
Forum: The Library Café Feb 24 2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,615
Posted By Allen
Re: Zel's Automotive Antics & Occasional Distractions.

Rather interesting car. Knowing you, at this point I'll just say good luck in passing up making an offer on it.
Forum: The Library Café Feb 23 2022, 08:39 PM
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Views: 30,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

The people who I hear most often do not have Indian accents. They sound like they're from one of the Muslim countries; Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, and so on. There's a distinct difference in the way they...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 23 2022, 01:18 PM
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Views: 30,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

I've noticed the difference in middle eastern accents, and gotten to where I can identify them well enough to insult them with culturally appropriate (inappropriate?) epithets and now it seems...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 11 2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,615
Posted By Allen
Re: Zel's Automotive Antics & Occasional Distractions.

I'd be interested in knowing what your miles per gallon turns out to be on that tank when you fill up... I know that you might be calculating kilometers per liter, but I might be able to find a...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 1 2022, 08:37 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

Well, I no sooner posted about how I thought I had run off the two stray/abandoned cats (actually, the calico was on the porch this morning and again when we were going out for storm supplies) than...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 1 2022, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

I know exactly what you mean. I think someone dumped 2 young cats at the cemetery across from our gate. That's about a quarter mile from our house. First the calico (which would be almost...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 27 2022, 06:33 PM
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Views: 30,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

I think I've posted about all my different crafts, but I still don't do any sewing, needlepoint, quilting, etc. Hahahaha.
Forum: The Library Café Jan 22 2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Allen
Re: Meatloaf

His daughter mentioned that the family had contracted Covid, but didn't say if Meat Loaf (that's the way he always printed his stage name) had caught it. C.o.D. is still to be determined.

He and...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 22 2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Allen
Re: Meatloaf

I was stationed in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Grand Forks A.F.B. when Bat out of Hell came out. I had a 1974 Harley Sportster that was mildly customized; it had a 4" overstock front end and...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 21 2022, 12:03 PM
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Views: 30,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

I remember when it was launched. We lived in North St. Louis County, but I think there was too much light interference to see it going over. At least I don't remember seeing it. But my memory's...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 20 2022, 08:46 PM
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Views: 30,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

When I worked at Boeing Wichita I got to see one of the shuttles, Columbia I think, sitting on the back of its 747 transport plane. It had the tail streamlining engine cover on it. I had an 8x10...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 16 2022, 02:37 PM
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Views: 30,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

It rained here Friday night and Saturday morning then changed to a very wet snow. Temp hovered around the low 30s F. all day. So far today it's cleared off and the temp has been back up in the low...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 11 2022, 01:06 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 7,537
Posted By Allen
Re: New MoM playground?

But did you grok it?
Forum: The Library Café Jan 10 2022, 10:54 AM
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Views: 7,537
Posted By Allen
Re: New MoM playground?

Good! Hope you can start with "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress"! Whichever you find, I hope you enjoy his work!
Forum: The Library Café Jan 10 2022, 12:53 AM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

When you first "reappeared" here.

I thought you were the NKT's Bronze Dragonrider, AKA Bronzie. His real name was Micah. He did indeed marry another member who was older than him and from...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 9 2022, 11:21 AM
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Views: 30,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

I just thought he was a bit overly excited. He always has been an easily excited lad. Hehehehehehe...:lol:

(Didn't want to use exclamation points and upset your apple cart, Granath. ...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 6 2022, 11:50 AM
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Views: 30,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

I've avoided the various conversations about Covid and vaccinations/boosters because to me, here it's too politically driven and yeah, we don't do political on this board, so...

But my wife and I...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 6 2022, 11:17 AM
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Views: 30,845
Posted By Allen
Forum: The Library Café Jan 6 2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,615
Posted By Allen
Re: Zel's Automotive Antics & Occasional Distractions.

As they used to say on the internet, "Pics, or it didn't happen!"

Seriously though, if you happen to have any photos of the vehicle, interior and/or exterior, with or without the Shetland pony,...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 4 2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,615
Posted By Allen
Re: Zel's Automotive Antics & Occasional Distractions.

You're confusing yourself, Priscilla. Volkswagon (VW) has or had a model called Golf. In Europe this "conversion" was referred to as the Caddy. As vyon said, it was never marketed in the US, at...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 3 2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,615
Posted By Allen
Re: Zel's Automotive Antics & Occasional Distractions.

I'm like you Priscilla, say Caddy and I think Cadillac. But I think it's a term for the car conversion, like "estate" is the UK/EU term for "station wagon".

I love my station wagons. And...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 22 2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 7,537
Posted By Allen
Re: New MoM playground?

Anybody else a fan of Spider Robinson? He's a fan of Robert Heinlein and John D. MacDonald. If you haven't read anything of his, I'd suggest his Callahan's Crosstime Saloon series. Spider has a...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 20 2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 7,537
Posted By Allen
Re: New MoM playground?

A lifetime ago, I started with "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress". While not one of my personal favorites, don't forget he wrote "Starship Troopers". "Stranger in a Strange Land" is very good as long...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 20 2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 7,537
Posted By Allen
Re: New MoM playground?

You need to read Heinlein. He was one of the best, right up there in GOAT (Greatest of All Time) status.
Forum: The Library Café Dec 20 2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 930
Views: 30,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

Happy birthday, Hans
Forum: The Library Café Dec 19 2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 7,537
Posted By Allen
Re: New MoM playground?

"The Cat Who Walks Through Walls" by Robert Heinlein might hold some answers. Then again, maybe not.
Forum: The Library Café Dec 11 2021, 10:22 AM
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Views: 30,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

But then you would have to be getting firewood either by buying it or cutting it yourself. Having firewood leads to another problem, various and sundry pests. It has to be stored out of the...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 8 2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Allen
Re: Pearl harbor day

My father served on the aircraft carrier Yorktown until it was sunk.

I have always thought it to be somewhat ironic that the 3 carriers in the Yorktown class were Yorktown, Enterprise, and...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 28 2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 930
Views: 30,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

Too bad the thief didn't accidentally grab your "catch bag" instead, huh? Would have taught him quite the object lesson! But that was probably before your illness and surgery, wasn't it?

I...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 28 2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 930
Views: 30,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

Congratulations Hans! I've been trying to convince my wife about that great savings percentage for YEARS!
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