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  1. Sorry. I was on a Harley by then, sonny.

    Sorry. I was on a Harley by then, sonny.
  2. Misery at a level unfathomable to those who have...

    Misery at a level unfathomable to those who have not endured it.
  3. Not a bit.

    Not a bit.
  4. Indeed, and thank you. I worry far more for my...

    Indeed, and thank you. I worry far more for my wife than myself as she is the one out doing the day-to-day chores. She also has hopefully many years yet to live, and I have already lived a full and...
  5. Simple here. No need to register, as there's...

    Simple here. No need to register, as there's neither vaccine nor plan.
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    Stumbled on "The Sweeney", a 1974-78 old British...

    Stumbled on "The Sweeney", a 1974-78 old British cop series. It was mentioned in a book I was reading. Not bad.
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    FAMOUS LAST WORDS: "If you buy that fucking...

    FAMOUS LAST WORDS: "If you buy that fucking motorcycle, don't come home!"

    I did; and I didn't.

    Wife was a Polish made Model 1958 "Viper" with loud pipes.

    Bike was a British made Model 1958...
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    ^ I recall being much amused by lots of guys in...

    ^ I recall being much amused by lots of guys in my jump school class - who had never flown, and took off in a plane five times without ever landing in one.
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    ^Indeed. Further to ^^, immigrants of any ilk are...

    ^Indeed. Further to ^^, immigrants of any ilk are resented by a huge segment of the great American uneducated and unwashed, who see immigrants as often successful within a generation, while they are...
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    ^Not hard to work out. Read the article. COVID...

    ^Not hard to work out. Read the article. COVID fears with the blame laid daily and publicly on China is surely a large part of it. Inner city Asians, particularly Koreans and certainly in LA, tend to...
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    ^My Mom with three sons - 5, 3 and 1 - I was in...

    ^My Mom with three sons - 5, 3 and 1 - I was in charge of passports. My dad - a wise man - had gone ahead and was already there in his new job at SHAEFE.
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    ^^My avatar is my passport picture taken before...

    ^^My avatar is my passport picture taken before that flight
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    69 years ago - NY to Paris

    69 years ago - NY to Paris
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    ^No idea. As mail here barely works at all, I...

    ^No idea. As mail here barely works at all, I simply DHL documents at $35 a pop.
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    1337x. No PB problems here.

    1337x. No PB problems here.
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    ^^That's what I had. Simple. The only caveat with...

    ^^That's what I had. Simple. The only caveat with mine was that the doc said he wouldn't be certain until he got in if that procedure would be possible, as it would depend on how much internal scar...
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    I had surgery for a hernia last year. Nothing to...

    I had surgery for a hernia last year. Nothing to it. I had minimally invasive surgery - two tiny incisions that allowed the surgeon enough access to do the necessary. He repaired it, and removed the...
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    I've got a desktop and a Kindle. Period. No smart...

    I've got a desktop and a Kindle. Period. No smart phone, no laptop, no tablets or any other clutter.
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    I've never touched it. She bought it and watches...

    I've never touched it. She bought it and watches Netflix on it. That's all I know or care.
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    ^No clue.

    ^No clue.
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    "Doubt" (2008) (IMDB 7.5). Meryl Streep and...

    "Doubt" (2008) (IMDB 7.5). Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. What fantastic acting, Hoffman was excellent, but Streep simply stole the show.
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    ^ & ^^ Thanks. What I'm looking for may not...

    ^ & ^^ Thanks. What I'm looking for may not exist. Don't want complicated...just something she can load on her tablet and send them a small monthly payment via Paypal or the like. I use torrent sites...
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    Sites Similar To Netflix

    My wife watches Netflix on her tablet - quite inexpensive here (Philippines). Now she's looking for any sites with new/different content. I recommended Amazon and Hulu and she checked them out but...
  24. Wow. That's a name from long ago. He was out of...

    Wow. That's a name from long ago. He was out of the 82nd Airborne and had quite a nice resort as I recall.
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    Just finished the 1962 version. Really liked it...

    Just finished the 1962 version. Really liked it and that it was black and while added to it. It was the better of the two versions to me, although I thought De Niro in the remake was creepier.
  26. ^Highly organized and efficient - compared to...

    ^Highly organized and efficient - compared to here.
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    ^Interesting. Never knew the earlier version...

    ^Interesting. Never knew the earlier version existed. Should be a good watch, as the DeNiro remake was quite disturbing as I recall. Thanks.
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    "Men Of Honor". (IMDB 7.2 (2000). De Niro and...

    "Men Of Honor". (IMDB 7.2 (2000). De Niro and Cuba Gooding. Tale of the first black US Navy diver, and the man who trained him. Excellent movie.
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    ^The conch shell represents the stability of the...

    ^The conch shell represents the stability of the orderly society which they left behind once stranded on an island with no adults or familiar structure to their existence.
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    ^Oh, good catch! Missed that totally.

    ^Oh, good catch! Missed that totally.
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    As in "Lord Of The Flies", the kids are left...

    As in "Lord Of The Flies", the kids are left alone, without adults, to create their own society.
  32. "Target Earth" (1954). First movie I ever saw in...

    "Target Earth" (1954). First movie I ever saw in a theater - scared the crap out of me.
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    Oldie Goldie. Just watched the always great...

    Oldie Goldie. Just watched the always great Donald Sutherland in "Eye Of The Needle". WW2 spy thriller. Excellent.
  34. ^You are correct....kind of hard to discern the...

    ^You are correct....kind of hard to discern the color differences. Not that I care a whit....I have no idea how much repo I have...it kind of quit being of interest about five years ago or so.
  35. Thanks. I thought the moronic posting style...

    Thanks. I thought the moronic posting style seemed familiar. Also wondered who would send me a rude red for a post that said the Colorado shooter looked far older than 21. Guess stupid is forever.
  36. Who was Backspin previously?

    Who was Backspin previously?
  37. Looks more like 40 than 21.

    Looks more like 40 than 21.
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    "Band Of Brothers" was outstanding! The follow-on...

    "Band Of Brothers" was outstanding! The follow-on Jarhead one, "The Pacific", far, far less good.

    Let's hope the downward trend doesn't continue.
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    ^I actually have the big screen TV, and she has a...

    ^I actually have the big screen TV, and she has a notepad and earphones for Netflix crap action flics. Exception yesterday.....
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    I'm not a big Jason Statham fan, but my wife...

    I'm not a big Jason Statham fan, but my wife wanted to watch "The Bank Job", so we did. I found it to actually be pretty good; an enjoyable watch for a rainy afternoon.
  41. ^Me, wife, two kids.

    ^Me, wife, two kids.
  42. I got a deposit of $5600 today - double what I...

    I got a deposit of $5600 today - double what I expected. Color me stimulated.....
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    Don't know if anyone watches the US version of...

    Don't know if anyone watches the US version of "Shameless" but, if so, Season 11 is up. The escapades of Frank and the Gallagher clan of reprobates, all masked and social distancing - kind of. First...
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    "The Assets". (2014). Eight-part series on the...

    "The Assets". (2014). Eight-part series on the case of traitor Aldrich Ames, a mole in the CIA who probably did the most damage ever of any penetration of the US.
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    "Que?"

    "Que?"
  46. For a moment, I thought Rick 'Danger' Thai was...

    For a moment, I thought Rick 'Danger' Thai was back.
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    Really sad Fawlty Towers only went for 12...

    Really sad Fawlty Towers only went for 12 episodes. What a great show; just watched in for about the tenth time.
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    If you enjoy period dramas, you might try...

    If you enjoy period dramas, you might try "Bridgerton", set in Regency era London. (2020) (IMDB 7.3) I'm only one episode in, but not too bad so far.

    Correction: It's actually pretty awful. Sorry.
  49. Kolelemook Lake in Springfield, New Hampshire in...

    Kolelemook Lake in Springfield, New Hampshire in the warmth of a Summer day. My favorite childhood memories.

    Too bad Summer was so fleeting......
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    Rep. Boebert was back today....with a Bill to...

    Rep. Boebert was back today....with a Bill to abolish The Department of Education. "We don't need no stinking education", the High School drop-out claimed.

    She finally got a GED a month before...
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