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  1. Pffffft, interpret this.

    A long, long time ago
    I can still remember how that music
    Used to make me smile
    And I knew if I had my chance
    That I could make those people dance
    And maybe they'd be happy for a while
    But February made me shiver
    With every paper I'd deliver
    Bad news on the doorstep
    I couldn't take one more step
    I can't remember if I cried
    When I read about his widowed bride
    Something touched me deep inside
    The day the music died
    So, bye-bye, Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
    And them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
    Singin', "This'll be the day that I die
    This'll be the day that I die"
    Did you write the book of love
    And do you have faith in God above
    If the Bible tells you so?
    Now, do you believe in rock 'n' roll
    Can music save your mortal soul
    And can you teach me how to dance real slow?
    Well, I know that you're in love with him
    'Cause I saw you dancin' in the gym
    You both kicked off your shoes
    Man, I dig those rhythm and blues
    I was a lonely teenage bronckin' buck
    With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
    But I knew I was out of luck
    The day the music died
    I started singin', bye-bye, Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
    Them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
    Singin', "This'll be the day that I die
    This'll be the day that I die"
    Now, for ten years we've been on our own
    And moss grows fat on a rollin' stone
    But that's not how it used to be
    When the jester sang for the king and queen
    In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
    And a voice that came from you and me
    Oh, and while the king was looking down
    The jester stole his thorny crown
    The courtroom was adjourned
    No verdict was returned
    And while Lenin read a book on Marx
    A quartet practiced in the park
    And we sang dirges in the dark
    The day the music died
    We were singin', bye-bye, Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
    Them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
    Singin', "This'll be the day that I die
    This'll be the day that I die"
    Helter skelter in a summer swelter
    The birds flew off with a fallout shelter
    Eight miles high and falling fast
    It landed foul on the grass
    The players tried for a forward pass
    With the jester on the sidelines in a cast
    Now, the halftime air was sweet perfume
    While sergeants played a marching tune
    We all got up to dance
    Oh, but we never got the chance
    'Cause the players tried to take the field
    The marching band refused to yield
    Do you recall what was revealed
    The day the music died?
    We started singin', bye-bye, Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
    Them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
    Singin', "This'll be the day that I die
    This'll be the day that I die"
    Oh, and there we were all in one place
    A generation lost in space
    With no time left to start again
    So, come on, Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
    Jack Flash sat on a candlestick
    'Cause fire is the Devil's only friend
    Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
    My hands were clenched in fists of rage
    No angel born in Hell
    Could break that Satan spell
    And as the flames climbed high into the night
    To light the sacrificial rite
    I saw Satan laughing with delight
    The day the music died
    He was singin', bye-bye, Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
    Them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
    Singin', "This'll be the day that I die
    This'll be the day that I die"
    I met a girl who sang the blues
    And I asked her for some happy news
    But she just smiled and turned away
    I went down to the sacred store
    Where I'd heard the music years before
    But the man there said the music wouldn't play
    And in the streets the children screamed
    The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed
    But not a word was spoken
    The church bells all were broken
    And the three men I admire most
    The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
    They caught the last train for the coast
    The day the music died
    And they were singin', bye-bye, Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
    And them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
    Singin', "This'll be the day that I die
    This'll be the day that I die"
    They were singin', bye-bye, Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
    Them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
    Singin', "This'll be the day that I die"
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  2. Really liking the new baking steel, can't wait to try it over charcoal in the weber or just the gas grill. Either one so long as it's outside. Too frigging cold right now.

    Highest temp on my oven is 550, this thin crust took just 4.45 minutes. Came out awesome. The 5/16 steel has enough mass to keep tossing them on. More experimenting needed!

     

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  3. 10 hours ago, Grabbler said:

    Spent a crappy weather weekend making venison bologna...

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    Looks great, nice texture. Do you run it through the grinder a couple times with a small plate instead of trying to emulsify? What did you add for fat? I've been using bulk ground pork from our local butcher. 

  4. 3 hours ago, Windward said:

    Hang on!  Were you not over in the "cool cars I'd like to own" thread recently?  :P

    For the record, I agree with you.   A basic cheap to own, easy to park basic transportation vehicle is ideal.   Keep the cost of ownership as low as possible.  Toys for sunny days, Yes!

    There is a line though...  and a Corolla is way above it for fit, finish, comfort and safety.

    Absolutely I was, there's plenty of vehicles I'd love to own. Reality is I drive beaters. In fact I drove a Subaru Outback for over 300K miles. Would still be driving it except for all the electrical gremlins I got tired of chasing. For example the circuit to the alternator that tells it what the voltage is disintegrated. It originated in the cluster and had to go through some resistance, so I wired a single license plate light in the circuit, it worked. Not enough amps to light the bulb, just enough to tell the alternator what to do.

    My truck on the other hand gets treated very well.

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  5. 9 hours ago, floating dutchman said:

    It's amazing that there are that many boring people in the world that Toyota can sell that many Corollas.

    Maybe its not being "boring", rather owning a car simply as a mode of transportation. Shuttling one from awesome experience to the next. I'm in that camp, there's some I'd like to own but the reality is my suby gets me around freeing up limited cash for cooler shit, imho.

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  6. 1 hour ago, MikeHunt said:

    Lunch.  Smoked duck breast with gravy and Caesar salad (no anchovies... tfh here)

     

     

    Were all those served at the restaurant? Remind me the name of your establishment. In the highly unlikely event I make it over there I'll stop by for dinner. Maybe rent a moto for a ride.

  7. Working out in the shop one day I wound up with a big chunk of 5/16 plate steel and thought why not make a pizza/baking steel. I had the TIG machine set up so used that process to stick the handles on. Took it to a local sign maker for san blasting. Seasoned it on the grill outside at 5-600 degrees which gave it a nice deep color. 

    Tonight was the test run, I wanted to do it on the grill outside first time but the weather didn't cooperate. So in the oven at it's highest setting of 500, preheated for 30 minutes ir so. Tossed in a thin crust with an olive oil, fresh garlic, oregano, red chili flakes and some plum tomatoes that were destined for the trash. Been sitting out for almost an hour now and still very very warm. Holds heat well.

    Damn fine if I do say so.

     

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  8. 9 hours ago, Jules said:

    We hung all the ceiling drywall today.  My poor neighbor has been living without heat for weeks.  Now he can heat his house again without it going up and out.  He's pretty happy.

    I didnt know houses in Punta Gorda had heaters. The average low temp out there is what we call sweater weather..

    The opposite is in my area no houses have AC. 

  9. 31 minutes ago, chester said:

    15k at this point for that old girl is looking fantastic!  but I need the "looks like 1979 on the outside but drives and comforts like 2021"...which i guessing costs an additional 0? 

    6 days to go on BaT, it will be at least twice that when it sells.

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