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  1. The lowest form of accommodation in Victorian England was access to bend over a rope for the night at the price of a penny. Usually used by drunken sailors who had spent all their money drinking. It’s said to be the origin of the term "hungover.” Or perhaps just "hung out to dry"
  2. For what it's worth... For many years we had a cruising boat at the lake. Week-ends, holidays and cruising vacations with the grandkids along. Then we got a vacation house at the marina and when SWMBO moved into the house she never looked back. I was single handing a big, slow boat. I likened it to driving a 30 foot mobile home to the grocery store to get a loaf of bread. I wanted to day-sail something that was more fun. Enter Bill Lee and "Fast is Fun". I found a SC27 for a reasonable price and started fixing it up - one project each year. Standing rig, epoxy bottom, life lines, s
  3. This one left an impression on a whole generation of young boys.
  4. This gives a pretty good summary for ramp launching a keel boat. PM me for used SC-27 sails and drawings. http://schrothfiberglass.com/Ramp launching.htm
  5. Well, at least they tried real hard to join the "Darwin Society" http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/crime__fire/20180219/woman_burned_at_gas_station
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    A successful rancher died and left everything to his devoted wife. She was a very good-looking woman and was determined to keep the ranch, but knew very little about ranching, so she decided to place an ad in the newspaper for a ranch hand. Two cowboys applied for the job. One was gay and the other a drunk. She thought long and hard about it, and when no one else applied she decided to hire the gay guy, figuring it would be safer to have him around the house than the drunk. He proved to be a hard worker who put in long hours every day and knew a lot about ranching. For weeks, the two o
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    The banker saw his old friend Tom, an eighty-year old rancher, in town. Tom had lost his wife a year or so before and rumor had it that he was marrying a 'mail order' bride. Being a good friend, the banker asked Tom if the rumor was true. Tom assured him that it was. The banker then asked Tom the age of his new bride to be. Tom proudly said, 'She'll be twenty-one in November.' Now the banker, being the wise man that he was, could see that the sexual appetite of a young woman could not be satisfied by an eighty-year- old man. Wanting his old friend's remaining years to be happy the banker
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    They always ask at the doctor's reception why you are there, and you have to answer in front of others what's wrong and sometimes it is embarrassing. There's nothing worse than a Doctor's Receptionist who insists you tell her what is wrong with you, in a room full of other patients. I know most of us have experienced this, and I love the way this old guy handled it. A 75-year-old man walked into a crowded waiting room and approached the desk. The Receptionist said, 'Yes sir, what are you seeing the Doctor for today?' 'There's something wrong with my dick', he replied. T
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    The gynecologist who became a mechanic A gynecologist had become fed up with malpractice insurance and HMO paperwork, and was burned out. Hoping to try another career where skillful hands would be beneficial, he decided to become a mechanic. He went to the local technical college, signed up for evening classes, attended diligently, and learned all he could. When the time of the practical exam approached, the gynecologist prepared carefully for weeks, and completed the exam with tremendous skill. When the results came back, he was surprised to find that he had obtained a score o
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    My next life: I want to live my next life backwards! You start out dead and get that out of the way right off the bat. Then, you wake up in a nursing home feeling better every day. When you are kicked out of the home for being too healthy, you spend several years enjoying your retirement and collecting benefit checks. When you start work, you get a gold watch on your first day. You work 40 years or so, getting younger every day until pretty soon you're too young to work. So then, you go to college and high school: play sports, date, drink, and party. As you get even
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