Ed Lada

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  1. This guy is interesting, he freely admits he doesn't know much about boats. Mostly he makes it up as he goes along. I have no idea if plans exist anywhere but in his head. He is persistent and patient though! He is calling it the SV Rusty Junk, although I thing SV Bumpy Lump would work too. I'm pretty sure his guiding principle is "Don't force it, get a bigger hammer." SV Rusty Junk
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    Favorite Larson Cartoons

    Gary Larson's Far Side cartoons are some of my favorite cartoons. It is a rare talent that can succinctly sum up the human condition in one panel. It is hard to choose but due to my work and dog owning experience, below are 3 of my favorites. What have you got? We had a framed copy of this one hanging above the coffee pot in a mental health clinic I worked at. I pinned this one to the bulletin board in the ER office. Most dog owners can relate to this one.
  3. I posted here a few months ago that I have an as yet unidentified neurological condition that is really impacting my my physical condition and my life and is getting rapidly worse. Well now I am getting some very disturbing symptoms in my brain. Among other things, I forget things I did a few moments ago, I get aphasia, that is I can't remember common words when I talk, and this morning I went from one room to another and I couldn't figure out how I got in the other room, I thought I was still in the same room. Quite honestly that is scaring the shit out of me, as it would anyone. I am experiencing periodic mood swings and I have very labile emotions, I am happy one moment and will cry at the drop of a pin the next moment, and it is totally out of my normally tight control of my emotions. So I want to apologize in advance if I stay something totally outlandish, stupid or angry (at least more than my usual amount of those posts), because it may not be the real me. I will try to re-read my posts to make sure they make sense and I will probably catch most of them, but I just can't be totally sure. I am a very strong person mentally, and I think I am coping with this better than most, but it isn't easy and it sure does suck. I don't think the prognosis will be anything but bleak, given the rapid increase in the existing and new symptoms. But I don't have to like it, I just have to deal with it as best I can, until I can't anymore. I am not asking for pity or anything, I am incredibly optimistic most of the time, but still a realist. I just want y'all to know what's going on. And rest assured that I won't intentionally use it as an excuse to tear into you assholes and blame it on my condition, because I know some of you are already thinking that.
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    What Did I Ever Do to Piss Off the Gods?

    Fear not fellow denizens, I am here but a little quiet. I appreciate the concern. I'll try to grace you lucky SOBs with my presence a little more often. The only thing about Trump in Europe is that I fear he will come to visit Poland where the current government is not unlike his. It's scary.
  5. Because they really, really suck. I don't think I have ever managed to listen to one of their songs all the way through. I am pretty sure that all 23 of their fans bought multiple copies of their albums to make them look popular.
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    Todays Useless Fact

    Not quite cutting clothes but it's about a cut. We had a code 3 case one night, the ambulance radioed that the victim was stabbed in the chest. The EMTs rolled the bare chested guy into the trauma room and we proceeded to cut the rest his clothes off , no problem. The stab wound turned out to be pretty superficial, although it was a good gash on the left side, about where the heart is, the blade didn't get through the ribs. The guy is laying there and he says, "Did the bitch cut the tattoo, did she? Tell me the bitch didn't cut the tattoo!" The rather ornate dragon tattoo on his chest was marred by the fact that the tail was now in 2 pieces. Dude wasn't very happy when we gave him the news. To add insult to injury, a routine search of his jeans pockets revealed a fair amount of a white powdery substance wrapped in tin foil. The MPs were called and they said the guy wouldn't get arrested since he was brought by ambulance, however they confiscated the package for testing.
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    Little Drummer Girl

    Speaking of Janis, I can get enough of this one.
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    LEFTY??? What DID you do?

    He broke his lemur. I can see where things got garbled in the retelling of the incident. Now the real question is what heinous act was he engaged in when he broke the lemur.
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    Do you live in a shithole city?

    There but for the grace of god, go I...
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    Trump to DOD - Build Space Force, 6th War Branch

    Never, ever go full Kafka.
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    200 ml

    Cal dude, are you sure Meli is talking about swallowing a mouthful of clove oil?
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    200 ml

    The point is, whining about it isn't going to change anything. You are whining. You don't fly much do you. If you think the Brits are bad, don't ever go through an airport in the US. Satan himself or even Joseph Stalin couldn't have invented an agency like the TSA, in their most demented dreams.
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    200 ml

    I fly quite a bit, around Europe and back and forth to the US. Has it ever crossed your, or any of the other twits (that make up a majority of flyers) to just pack that shit in your checked bag, or if you only carry a carry on bag, just keep to the limit and buy more if you need it? WTF!!! Heathrow has to be the worlds worst airport. Yes, I am sure there are shittier ones, but Heathrow is the busiest airport in Europe and therefore they inflict their unique brand of British misery on more people than any of the other shit hole airports. My personal theory is that they invented Heathrow out of spite that after WWII, the glory of the Empire was mercifully and justifiably extinct and the Brits have never gotten over it.
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    This define's a good day

    The old BV George Latour was a mighty fine wine. That was a nice stroke of luck indeed. I have to agree with Gissie on the rum.
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    LEFTY??? What DID you do?

    Pretty big bone and pretty hard to break. Usually impact with a car dash at a good velocity will do the job. Unless LH is a little guy like Mustang, it wouldn't be so difficult to break a little femur like that. Whatever, I hope he gets better soon.
  16. You're right, I was mistaken. Obviously I should have said "all 24 of their fans".
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    Sara Sanders is actually human

    Yeah, that would have been a sure wiener!
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    Weed or Hash ?

    We used to do that when I was a young GI in Germany in the '70s. We rarely saw weed but hash was easy to get. Black, blond, green, and red. $20.00 for 10 grams. The black was the best.
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    Favorite Larson Cartoons

    No, no we haven't. And the reason is because this is the FAVORITE LARSON CARTOON THREAD, YOU PIN HEADED ILLITERATE FOOL! Heh heh, just kidding. Maybe.
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    Protection or pressure - kid decisions

    My daughter was a bit lazy in high school although she ultimately ended up doing pretty well. I told her as a teen, that I wasn't going to push her or fight over school work, it was her life and she was welcome to do poorly in school and face the consequences later in life. She ended up paying her way through college pretty much and getting a 3.9 GPA in pre-med studies, so I am not disappointed. Each kid is different, my philosophy is you will just end up hating each other if you try to force them to be something they aren't. I was pretty lucky, my daughter was never much trouble. She was a very easy baby and not too much trouble as a teen. I divorced her mother when my daughter was 5 years old, and my daughter came to live with me and my 2nd wife, when her mother died when my daughter was 10 years old. When she entered a the teen years, I told my daughter I would let her have as much responsibility as she could handle and she never let me down. We lived in Germany and I let her stay out with her friends and she would catch the last train home, she would get in a little before 3 a.m. on the weekends. She never missed the train and never came home visibly drunk, so she got to stay out late regularly. She didn't get pregnant until after she got married and had her twins 4 1/2 months ago at the age of 27. We fight occasionally because we are very much alike but we are also very close. I attribute part of it to the fact that I never cared about the stupid little things, she has 6 tattoos, she had colored streaks in her hair, etc., but she is also a hard working, responsible adult as well. I think most of it was she was just born that way. You never know what you will get when you roll the genetic dice.
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    Grilling 2018

    Uh, PB, you are supposed to put the chicken in a plastic bag first...
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    Todays Useless Fact

    I will be impressed when they can make a version of Windows that is bloated and works flawlessly. Until then, I just don't give a flop.
  23. Shit, Bill got into the brown acid again.