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  1. Apologies if this has been posted before. Neither Google nor SA's vaunted search engine found it here. The Highly Advanced Tack or Tales from the Boom: The nexus of sailing prowess and coordinated, caring teamwork.
  2. I had a friend ignore his Aunt's DNR and had the doctor's keep her alive, in pain, in a hospital bed for something like 6 months. It wasn't my place to comment, but it changed the way I looked at him from that point forward. I don't understand ignoring someone's written desires.
  3. In my experience, this is how things work when management wants to push an unpopular plan. They get a trusted person that most in the company respect and put him/her in the awkward position of pushing management's dumb, self serving plan. If the credible person backs out, they've eliminated a solid competitor to the throne. If credible person sells the plan to masses, management has their fall guy when it blows up. The worst that happens to management is that they say "even credible guy thought it was a good plan". Typically after they've already profited. It sucks to be in that position and
  4. I believe Jimmy Carr's charity for obese kids was called: feedthetigers.com
  5. If you come across any acceptable dealcoholized red wine, let us know. I'm going to try a few. It's only a matter of time before you my liver does what Homer's brain did (does) and gives up on me.
  6. J.Lohr made some NA wine that seems to now be called Ariel. https://www.arielvineyards.com/our_vineyards.html It's worth a try, but start with a bottle, not a case. I don't recall it being great and it likely costs more than Welch's.
  7. I'm fairly certain it was fark.com, but when Jane left him, they ran a headline that read something to the effect of: Jane leaves Ted because she found God. Ted surprised it's not him.
  8. The douchebag BIL swooped in and grabbed everything he could get his hands on but missed this, then left before the real work began cleaning out what is left of the "estate". To paraphrase the Breakfast Club, I think your BIL and my BIL should get together and go bowling.
  9. Probably not as much as Gay St. in the village. Many years ago, my boss lived on Gay St. When he told me to meet him at gay st. and Waverly, I was more than a little concerned about my job choice and just what I would have to do to get a promotion.
  10. Perhaps wiser. Don't forget to grab a bottle of Ripple on the way out.
  11. Since I can't answer your question with positive suggestions, I'll offer this: Please bring along a floating waterproof camera with gps trackers attached. It's been a year or two since Hollywood produced a sailing disaster movie where the lead character makes every conceivable incorrect decision and dooms him/herself to a watery demise.
  12. I'm not qualified to argue either way. The only Chandler I've read is The Big Sleep, and, as noted, I'm in no position to be a laiterary critic. I do like how the Coen brothers turned The Glass Key into Miller's Crossing. Regardless, I'll throw out Hammett's description of the Continental Op. "My face doesn't scare children, but it's a more or less truthful witness to a life that hasn't been overburdened with refinement and gentility." Dashiell Hammett / Continental Op.
  13. To be precise (and increase the count of people that despise me), Hammett's quote from the Continental Op is: "I was reading a sign high on the wall behind the bar: ONLY GENUINE PRE-WAR AMERICAN AND BRITISH WHISKEYS SERVED HERE I was trying to count how many lies could be found in those nine words, and had reached four, with promise of more, when one of my confederates, the Greek, cleared his thoat with the noise a gasoline engine's backfire." Hammett was a hell of a drunkard and wrote some great stuff (in my poorly educated opinion) as did many other quality drunks.
  14. PurpleOnion


    If you want to add to the attack, these are very hard to find once deployed and drive people crazy. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002YE3YDU/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8
  15. Sexier version of a diagram I always liked.
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