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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. One of my favorite character actors. Loved him in Alien, Repo Man and a bunch of old TV shows from the 60s and 70s. RIP Harry, thanks for the entertainment.
  2. "hokey smokes!
  3. The best teacher I had was Mr. Grote, my shop teacher. He had retired from the railroad and some how had gotten a job as a shop teacher in high school . He would have never made it as a teacher in todays schools because he would not put up with any BS. If you wanted to learn how to weld, operate a lathe, learn how to work on a car or anything to do with the trades he would go all out to help you and point you in the right direction. I remember in 1974 during the gas crisis he pulled me and a friend aside and said he had a job for us, He handed us the Keys to his new Chrysler and a $20 bill and told us to go wait in the gas lines and fill up the car for him and just have the car back by 3PM. It was one of the first times I had a adult other then family show there trust in me.
  4. Great News!
  5. Hoping too hear you are good to get back out running. I can't imagine what it would be like to restart after a injury like that. Listen to the doctors, but listen to your body. I will see you in Boston.
  6. Saw Joe Cocker live in the mid 90s in Portland OR at the Roseland a smaller club. Wife had gotten the tickets from some of her connections and had to drag me out to see him. It ended up being one of my all time favorite live concerts that I have been to. He still had it!
  7. I remember I had just bought that album before my best friend and I headed out on a road trip to Sun Valley Idaho for some Spring skiing. That album is forever linked with that trip, one of the high lights of my miss spent youth.
  8. Thank you Hotbot this is the only reason I get on SA anymore, but I have spent hours enjoying the photos
  9. I needed a sub 3:40. Ran a 3:38.41 at Richmond, last Fall. Trained hard and was hoping for s 3:35 when it let go. That happened September 10, two days before Boston entries opened. I submitted my time, even though there was no way to train in time. Just wanted to know. Missed getting in by 50 seconds. Just as well, as the entry fee would've been applied with no refund. Wow I am impressed! I hope you are able to get back where you were before the injury pretty quick. I would go nuts not being able to run for that long. I am taking 2 weeks off to recoup from Seattle marathon so looking forward to getting in a run Sunday.
  10. Glad you are doing good. I found this thread last month while I was hitting my max miles training for Seattle marathon. I got as far as "tendon attachment (insertiotn) failed", and I closed thread and couldn't check back. I was also having some heal pain and was thinking I should just push through the pain but your thread made me ease up big time. I didn't qualify for Boston but did beat last years time. You do have a qualifying time for Boston?
  11. I will agree. Great stuff and where did the years go?
  12. Catherine this news really taken the wind from my sails. Your spirit has touched me and showed me how to live. Thank You.
  13. God bless all who post on this thread! Amen to that +1
  14. Thanks for the photo. This starts my weekend off great. Sending Love and strength from the West coast.
  15. +1 From the start I just knew that this was going to turn out OK. After reading todays news I am just stunned! Sending Love and Strength.