Cruisin Loser

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About Cruisin Loser

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    Super Anarchist
  • Birthday 10/10/1954

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    West Texas, Taos, New England
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    Sailing, Skiing, Rock Climbing, Palindromic Prime Numbers, Blues Guitar, and the most fascinating person on earth - my Wife.

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  1. Cruisin Loser

    When I Win the Lottery

    You're new to the neighborhood. Nothing wrong with Snaggy, a a lot right with him. Roll with it.
  2. Cruisin Loser

    When I Win the Lottery

    I have my “lottery” boat. If I won a lottery I would establish a fund to send deserving kids to engineering and science schools.
  3. Cruisin Loser

    I'm such a Dawg

    They went to the wrong parts of New Mexico. A green chile cheeseburger from the Buckhorn or the Owl Bar, both in San Antonio, is the national sandwich there.
  4. Cruisin Loser

    Show your boat sailing thread

    We get my son's GF/fiancé in and out without hassle. She is a full member of the Chinese Communist Party. No kidding. Still, I respect your decision. Perhaps 2023, which appears to be the next TA race. No doubt, but the border is closed to non -essential travel.
  5. Cruisin Loser

    Joke

    ^^^^^^ If a joke can only be political, it belongs in PA
  6. Cruisin Loser

    Show your boat sailing thread

    I'll ask. It's the same color as the thwart and stern seat. It was a loaner for the race series.
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    LONQR 2

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    Country Music

    The next big thing. I just lost my co-guitarist to her.
  9. Cruisin Loser

    American Dumbass

    You guys seem unaware that the Flat Earther's are yanking your chains. They know full well the earth is round. I know a PhD in physics and a couple of top engineers who play. They enjoy coming up with complex, absurd explanations that drive people with no sense of whimsy over the edge. They act completely sober about it, then drink and laugh their asses off once the cameras are gone. It's entertainment. The anti-vaxxers? That ain't funny, but hell, a lot of famous, supposedly serious people are playing that right now, including the probable next Vice President of the US. Beyond irresponsible. Back to humor. Are you familiar with the Journal of Irreproducible Results? "Improbable investigations and unfounded findings"? It's a science humor magazine, written in the style of real research papers, but utterly made up for humor's sake. Some is great, some sophomoric, some is actually a little mean. The flat earthers are doing the same thing, but with a straight face to really fuck with people. I'm sure there are a few whackjobs who actually believe it, but not the ones I know. Back to serious. I stopped taking it some years ago, as it seems to have lost it's novelty in a world where, in some fields, well less than half of REAL scientific papers' results can be independently verified (look up Reproducibility Crisis), particularly in medicine and social sciences. I know a guy at the NIH who is convinced a former colleague faked research to get ahead. The faker is now head of a department at Harvard. No shit.
  10. Cruisin Loser

    Show your boat sailing thread

    Thanks. Out of ideological purity, the dink was wood, as well. When cruising, we fly the ensign.
  11. Cruisin Loser

    American Dumbass

    I already made that argument. It was not very popular.
  12. Cruisin Loser

    Show your boat sailing thread

    Thanks, there is a huge advantage, so far as getting sailing pics, to owning a boat like her - the sailing paparazzi always hound the pretty girls. Please remember, if you are ever on our side at the right time of year, a sail is yours for the asking. I'm sure you know that the dinghy was required by the race rules. The same invite as above applies to you, naturally.
  13. Cruisin Loser

    Show your boat sailing thread

    I don't know why, but you're right.
  14. Cruisin Loser

    Jerry Jeff Walker --- DTS

    The girl who is now my wife went to see him in Albuquerque in the '70s, he was so drunk they unplugged his guitar, ended the show after about 4 songs. Fast forward to the early '90s, Sclumberger is rolling out some new logging tools and throws a big party for customers, mostly upper level managers and company owners. An evening of steak and lobster, served by attractive young ladies, music by Jerry Jeff. We arrived a little late, so took an empty table by the side of the stage. During a break one of the band members comes to sit with us and have a bite. He asks how we are enjoying the show, my wife says it's a lot better than last time, and starts her story. The guitarist looks dumbfounded, then says "yep, you were there alright. That was our low point, we've never forgotten." He runs backstage, next thing we know Jerry Jeff is sitting with us, apologizing to my wife and making it up to her with autographed swag, and reminiscing about the bad old days. He was really, really sweet. Fair winds, Jerry Jeff.
  15. Cruisin Loser

    Coolboats to admire

    I LOVE Hoi An! A fine example of BBY custom boatbuilding. Her owner is one of those fine, steady sorts you don't really mind being close to at the start or on the course. In a steady breeze we are pretty evenly matched. As it gets puffy her ability to accelerate gets her away, still we beat her both on corrected and boat for boat the last time we raced. She'll likely get even next time. She weighs 17,500 lbs to our 30,000. I think for blue water and for extended cruising the extra displacement is a plus. I like a little mass in the Gulf Stream. I also like carrying 140 gallons of FW for cruising with my sweetie. 9' draft! I thought I was deep at 8'.