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    Dr John DTS

    Dr. John, the six time Grammy Award winner whose gritty voodoo-inspired stage persona and whimsical way of speaking were as beloved in New Orleans as his piano-playing, has died. He was 77 years old. https://www.nola.com/entertainment/2019/06/dr-john-a-true-new-orleans-music-legend-dies-at-age-77-report.html
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    Puppy Pictures

    We got our daughter her first dog last August. They are inseparable. Little blighter chews on everything.
  3. Somethings happening: https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/music/2019/12/04/willie-nelson-has-quit-marijuana-smoking-after-breathing-issues/2604719001/
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    Kirk Douglas DTS

    RIP Kirk, the guy was prolific: https://people.com/movies/kirk-douglas-dead/?fbclid=IwAR3LGswVwmjBxdOSsATCKMkhFRFL2g6cwd9jAefJkik_pdhJf06vYL0D9FA
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    Geeelong FOS Jan 25.

    Fuck off. Ever been to Hamo or Cowes? People have to start somewhere, you can’t exclude people from competing in the sport just because they didn’t start in tackers. Don’t like mixed fleet regattas don’t come. I won’t miss you.
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    Geeelong FOS Jan 25.

    I am truly sorry for your injury but this regatta is no more dangerous than many others. There is always an inherent risk in every time you step on a boat
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    Geeelong FOS Jan 25.

    There was a port rounding laid mark off Point Henry. Then enter the channel with Hopetoun Channel 1 to starboard and exit with 10 to port. There was no instructions to stay in the channel although it’s advised between 8 & 4.
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    Geeelong FOS Jan 25.

    Actually it was pretty funny. First there was anger and indignation as boats didn’t follow the rules, then there was fear, confusion and trepidation as boat started to meet. Before it became sublime and humorous as you realised there was nothing else to do but keep the boat and crew safe by using a fender to soften the kisses. The crew on blue yacht were screaming out “Starboard!” until their course caused an accidental gybe. At which point everyone laughed, including them.
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    Who have you been mistaken for?

    I used to get Gary Oldman’a Drexyl from True Romance. Although now I tend to get asked if I am Keith Morris.
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    Lies My Teachers Told Me

    Yeah by high school some more of the truth had surfaced. It was only a few years ago that I learnt about King Bungaree. He was the first indigenous Australian to circumnavigate the country in 1802 with Mathew Flinders and his cat. Bungaree played a key role in the journey, overcoming language barriers to interpret for and negotiate with other Indigenous people the crew encountered on their way. Sadly to this day there are more statues for the Cat. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed/captain-cook-never-circumnavigated-australia-but-in-1802-this-indigenous-australian-did
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    what are you listening to now .... part wtf?

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    Terry Jones, DTS

    RIP Terry Jones
  13. It’s all OK though, by all accounts this is actually as close as Jeffie gets:
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    Lies My Teachers Told Me

    As Australia Day, the 26th approaches once again I am reminded that instead of acknowledge the indigenous inhabitants of this land I was taught as a children that James Cook discovered Australia.
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    My children are ...

    My daughter is 8 years old and I just dropped her off for her first ever sailing course. Day 1 of 5 0830- 1600 hrs. My wife and I met through sailing, my daughter comes out occasionally with me on a keel boat I race on, but we have been very cautious about pushing her into and subsequently away from sailing. It was her call on attending this week’s class and she was super excited about going but I am sitting here ( I should be working) worried sick that she won’t enjoy it.
  16. I hate radical Islamists! They are most often only recently converted to Islam. Their comments are ludicrous, they are potential dangerous and their actions undermine everything else your average Muslim does or is. Second only to radical Islamists are Fundamental Christians who piously condemn the radical beliefs of Muslims whilst they continually bang on about how their own beliefs.
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    The 2020 Motorcycle Thread

    I am looking forward to checking out the new Harley Livewire.
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    Australian Fire rating