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13 hours ago, hobot said:

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Kraftwerk.  The absolute best German band of the early 70s, except for Neu!

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On 2/17/2020 at 4:58 PM, hobot said:

 

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Now this is what I would call a candied ass - quite likeable

 

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21 minutes ago, webbwash said:

Now this is what I would call a candied ass - quite likeable

You misspelled lickable.

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and not one Simpsons joke about Sprinkles, well done everyone!

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, hobot said:

 

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Whatever you do, do not sit under the press lounge! No wait, never mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My parents contracting company assembled it, every piece of steel was fabbed wrong, & almost everywhere we tried to drill a hole for an anchor bolt we hit re-bar, that extension was held up by spit, duct tape & faith, fucking miracle it never collapsed.

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@hobot - Outstanding work. What has happened to your time honoured, Top of Page Tributes? Seem to have vanished........

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2 hours ago, Boink said:

@hobot - Outstanding work. What has happened to your time honoured, Top of Page Tributes? Seem to have vanished........

+1 - here I was, clicking 'next page' in anticipation, and..... :wacko:

In the meantime I have noticed that Google is finding it increasingly difficult to identify the pics you post - impressive!

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Yeah, sorry.....I realized that just a couple of hours ago, had some family/health/life weirdness going on and I spaced out on the post count.

I'll find a way to make it up on this page and will make sure I'm on top of it for the beginning of the next page.

 

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4 hours ago, hobot said:

Yeah, sorry.....I realized that just a couple of hours ago, had some family/health/life weirdness going on and I spaced out on the post count.

I'll find a way to make it up on this page and will make sure I'm on top of it for the beginning of the next page.

 

Top of the page is just icing on the cake (and it's very nice icing) But this thread has sent me down so many rabbit holes I've lost count. 

Many thanks and you just keep being you!

 

WL

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16 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

Rozwelle?

Project ManHigh - that launch site was in the Dakotas IIRC

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South Dakota. "Stratobowl"

 

Historic balloon flights. This is why the Stratobowl is "on the map". From here, in 1934 and 1935, the Army Air Corps and National Geographic Society launched manned balloon flights into the stratosphere to a record 72,395 feet. It was then that this little valley became known as the "Stratobowl" and the birthplace of the space age.

1935 historic balloon flight to 73,395 feet Much has been written about these historic flights since they were very significant, newsworthy events. The National Geographic documented them and there was a lot of media and newpaper coverage. You can easily find a great deal of information about the history of the Stratobowl by doing a web search and checking out any of the many excellent websites available, such as Morning Star Balloon Company and wikiepidia.com.

The Explorer II Gondola. The Smithsonion National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC is home to 1935 Explorer II gondola. Clearly, this underscores the historical significance of these flights - the beginning of the Space Age. To learn more, see the Smithsonion Museum site.

If you happen to be in the Black Hills area, there are two museums which have high quality displays about these flights. They are the South Dakota Air and Space Museum, which is located next to Ellsworth Air Force Base, in Box Elder, and The Journey Museum, which is near downtown Rapid City, SD.

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24 minutes ago, hobot said:

 

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Mmmmm, Yvette Mimieux.  But I have to go with Raquel:  

 

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On 2/9/2020 at 10:47 PM, hobot said:

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I know where that middle photo is, but does anyone else recognize it? 

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4 hours ago, Left Shift said:

Mmmmm, Yvette Mimieux.  But I have to go with Raquel:  

 

No contest. Raquel still kicks Yvette's ass.

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6 hours ago, hobot said:

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And the other end of that famous collision.

Image result for andrea doria

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On 2/9/2020 at 10:08 AM, hobot said:

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Guillotine used for anti-Nazi siblings turns up

https://www.thelocal.de/20140111/guillotine-used-for-resistance-siblings-found-in-germany

 

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Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst (pictured, left to right, in 1942) resisted the Nazis as members of the White Rose, a secret student group. (

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Weiße Rose )

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-secret-student-group-stood-up-nazis-180962250/

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Rabbit holes,sometimes they're awful.

:(

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5 minutes ago, hobot said:

Rabbit holes,sometimes they're awful.

:(

Hans and Sophie would not want us to forget .

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10 hours ago, Mid said:

Guillotine used for anti-Nazi siblings turns up

https://www.thelocal.de/20140111/guillotine-used-for-resistance-siblings-found-in-germany

 

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Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst (pictured, left to right, in 1942) resisted the Nazis as members of the White Rose, a secret student group. (

DenkStätte

Weiße Rose )

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-secret-student-group-stood-up-nazis-180962250/

Let's all sincerely hope we don't need people of that incredible courage here soon.

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Had one! Endless hours of entertainment...

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grad school from...

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5 minutes ago, Willin' said:

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Creatted by FLLW's son.                                             :)

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3 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

Creatted by FLLW's son.                                             :)

I know spelling is idiosyncratic, but it's FLlW.  For the record.

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The office, taken a few weeks ago from a supply vessel standing by near us.  Currently 180 NM south of Galveston, TX

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4 minutes ago, Left Shift said:
9 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

Creatted by FLLW's son.                                             :)

I know spelling is idiosyncratic, but it's FLlW.  For the record.

Thack you LS.                             :)

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17 minutes ago, Left Shift said:

I know spelling is idiosyncratic, but it's FLlW.  For the record.

Flagellar assembly factor FliW?

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17 minutes ago, Jkdubz808 said:

The office, taken a few weeks ago from a supply vessel standing by near us.  Currently 180 NM south of Galveston, TX

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Sure looks like a shallow water rig to my admittedly not up to date eye!

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11 minutes ago, Willin' said:

Sure looks like a shallow water rig to my admittedly not up to date eye!

Ultra deepwater drill ship.  756 ft length with 45 foot draft including the thrusters.  Capable of drilling in 12,000 feet of water.  Currently in 3500 ft.

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38 minutes ago, Left Shift said:
43 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

Creatted by FLLW's son.                                             :)

I know spelling is idiosyncratic, but it's FLlW.  For the record.

:)

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16 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

:)

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

 

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3 hours ago, Jkdubz808 said:

The office, taken a few weeks ago from a supply vessel standing by near us.  Currently 180 NM south of Galveston, TX

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I went out to Pt. Fourchon in Dec. I had no idea... I don't how much of of the they service out there is for deepwater, but just damn there's a lot going on. 

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