Ed Lada

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  1. Ed Lada

    WTF Australia

    Were you using a fence post for bait?
  2. Ed Lada

    Gene study unravels redheads mystery

    Thank god us red haired men are perfectly sane. I am currently sporting silver hair, but I was a redhead and I can still prove it. Don't make me do that.
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    Tattoos, Smoking and "Class"

    Better call Sol!
  4. I think that was Tom's cousin.
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    George the First (Bush) passed away

    No, I moved back in with my wife. It's finally time to settle down. And it's my charming, witty personality and stunning good looks that attract the ladies, not money.
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    George the First (Bush) passed away

    I'm turning into a grumpy old man. Get off my lawn!
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    George the First (Bush) passed away

    I knew somebody would try that shit. In the first place the subject matter is political by its very nature so the OP should have started the thread there. In the second place, there isn't any forum rule against this sort of post anywhere on this site. I was being perfectly polite, and not engaging in any of the usual PA BS. So please fill out a butthurt report and go back to work.
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    Things You Can Learn on the Interwebs

    Oh yeah, now I remember. Your real name is Pat Conroy right? Sorry you had to live in Wisconsin and Oklahoma but at least you got to stay in Hawaii and California too. But hey, you lived in California since 10th grade, I think that qualifies you as a lifelong resident, especially at your current age!
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    Things You Can Learn on the Interwebs

    Yeah, I'll say. Born and raised in southern California, spent most of your life there. 'Nuff said.
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    George the First (Bush) passed away

    People can speak ill of me dead or alive, makes no difference to me. I shook Bill's hand when he came to Osan Air Base in Korea back in 1997 or '98. It was an incredible experience. Bill was America's first president, everyone knows that! If G.H.W. B. was as good as everyone is saying he was now, then why wasn't he re-elected? Oh yeah, "It's the economy, stupid!" He got his ass whupped pretty good in '92. I am not saying he was a terrible man, not terrible like Nixon terrible or Trump terrible, but he was just an average president, no more, no less. Maybe a little less. I think part of this outpouring of warm words is just a reaction to the horror that occupies the WH now. Probably the same thing will happen when Shrub dies too. Americans have short memories and love to get all sentimental. PM me your address, I'll have Amazon send you some tissues.
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    George the First (Bush) passed away

    I'm sorry, I just can't get aboard with this worship of George H.W. Bush. I am sure he was at times a gracious gentleman, but he was at best a mediocre president. He was the VP under one of the worst presidents the US has endured and then set out to do some pretty shitty things when he had the helm. A true blue blood, screw the poor and disadvantaged, conservative, oh yay. The economy thing was in good part because of Reagan driving the deficit up but Bush didn't do much to help resolve the problem. He was soundly defeated by Clinton in his re-election bid and was quickly forgotten when he left office. And the very unmemorable Dan Quayle was his VP. And don't forget that he graced us with his spawn G.W. Bush, one of the most incompetent people to ever occupy the oval office. Now that G.H. W. Bush is dead, many people seem to think he was the best president ever. And please, I don't want to hear about "Don't speak ill of the dead." If there was ever a statement that begs ridicule, in my opinion, it's that one. Why not speak ill of the dead. They are dead! Sure, they can't defend themselves but so what, they're dead, they can't hear anything. We should revise that phrase to say; "Don't speak ill of the living, unless they richly deserve it." The time to speak kindly to people is while they are alive and you can say nice things to their face. Doesn't help them at all when they are dead.
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    Non stick ceramic pans - field reports

    The cast iron Griswold cookware was made in my hometown, Erie, PA. Many people know the heavy black frying pans, but they also made a variety of enameled cast iron pots as well. Dutch ovens, roasting pots, etc. Along with several different sized Griswold frying pans, my mother had 3 or 4 little 'pint sized' red enameled pots with little covers. They were great for leftovers, put the stuff in the little pot, put on the cover and put it in the fridge. Then out of the fridge and into the oven or on to the stove to warm up the contents. These little guys. I had my mothers cast iron frying pans for some time after she passed. I finally got rid of them, as much as I liked the heat control, etc, they are a bit of a pain to take care of. We always dried them upside down on a gas burner to get them completely dry to avoid rust. I can still remember the smell of hot cast iron. If you managed to burn anything on to the pan and had to scrub it clean, then you needed to re-season them. I found other cookware that worked about as well, without the hassle. And the damn things are extremely heavy, I moved a lot in my life and I got tired of lugging around 50 pounds of cast iron every year or two. Some of them command pretty good prices on Ebay, but it depends on which ones.
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    Non stick ceramic pans - field reports

    I had a set of Revere copper bottom steel cookware that I got as a wedding gift for my first marriage in 1985. I have used those as my primary pots and pans since then. A few months ago the rivets holding the handle to my favorite frying pan in the set broke. We went to Nurnberg, Germany a couple of weeks later and I was looking for a set of high quality SS flatware. We went to a large WMF (a well known German chain store for kitchen things) and the location was closing and they had half off on many items. We picked up a 62 piece, 'extremely scratch resistant', heavy SS flatware set for $500.00 which was half price half price and then I saw this frying pan. It was also half price so it cost me about $70.00. The pan is SS and the top outside is also chromed. It has aluminum inside the middle and a special SS honeycomb pattern on the cooking surface that is almost stick free and you only need a little oil when cooking with it. You can cook at high temps to sear meat, etc., and you can put it in the oven. It is quite heavy and spreads the heat very well. You can use any utensils and clean it with anything. I absolutely love it and use it for almost all of my frying needs. We also got some Rosenthal daily dishes and bowls, and 6 Riedel wine glasses, which were an incredible deal , they ended up costing about $4.00 each instead of $18.00 because they were the last ones they had and they were on display. Funny story about the wine glasses. Riedel makes varietal specific wine glasses which I think can be a bit of overkill for amny varietals. I asked the sales lady if they had any Bordeaux glasses. She said no, they only had the Cabernet-Merlot glasses. I said "Well, that's basically a Bordeaux glass." The sales lady replied, "No, they are Cabernet-Merlot glasses." "Um, OK" I said, "I'll take them anyway." Sheesh. All in all an expensive shopping expedition, I think I ended up spending about $1,200 all told, but I got a lot of stuff I have always wanted. Of course I am afraid to use my Riedel glasses because I am constantly breaking wine glasses.
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    A life of sex, drugs and Rock n Roll

    I have to be honest. On Broadway, at the Wonder Bar or the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, I would love it. In a big arena? Not anymore.
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    A life of sex, drugs and Rock n Roll

    Thanks for the heads-up, I will watch that for sure! I hope it's available in Poland or Germany.