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54 minutes ago, chester said:

are you kidding?  I love german porn..."Jah,Jah,jah,jah"

Is that a Pynchon/Gravity's Rainbow reference? I love rocket limericks!gravitys-rainbow.jpg

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9 hours ago, On The Hard said:

This thread has a lot of great shit in it. Also a lot of boxes with a small question mark in the center. Anyone else having that issue.  Thanks for the humor. Great stuff

when's the last time you updated your browser?

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4 hours ago, RedTuna said:

Is that a Pynchon/Gravity's Rainbow reference? I love rocket limericks!

If you will swear on a stack of whatever you consider holy that you read Gravity's Rainbow from cover to cover then I will give you extreme respect.  

I suppose you read Ulysses by Joyce too?  

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6 hours ago, Ed Lada said:

If you will swear on a stack of whatever you consider holy that you read Gravity's Rainbow from cover to cover then I will give you extreme respect.  

I suppose you read Ulysses by Joyce too?  

Read it three or four times, at least.  First time through was difficult, as I don't think "WTF?" had been invented yet.  Also read V., Crying of Lot 49, and Vineland.  Tried to read GR again during the lockdown, but the book's binding was falling apart after some 45 years.

Never wanted to read Ulysses.  I noticed that if one weren't taking a class studying it but still reading it, one was likely to be pretentious.  And I'm aware of the connection between the two but think that's an oversimplification.  Yeah, yeah, something, something, stream of consciousness.  There's also the influence of Burroughs, Carroll, Heller, Kafka...  Did read Finnegan's Wake, though, which IIRC, has a small subplot in GR.

But this is a meme thread.  Every post and response should have a meme attached, amirite?

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, RedTuna said:

Read it three or four times, at least.  First time through was difficult, as I don't think "WTF?" had been invented yet.  Also read V., Crying of Lot 49, and Vineland.  Tried to read GR again during the lockdown, but the book's binding was falling apart after some 45 years.

Never wanted to read Ulysses.  I noticed that if one weren't taking a class studying it but still reading it, one was likely to be pretentious.  And I'm aware of the connection between the two but think that's an oversimplification.  Yeah, yeah, something, something, stream of consciousness.  There's also the influence of Burroughs, Carroll, Heller, Kafka...  Did read Finnegan's Wake, though, which IIRC, has a small subplot in GR.

But this is a meme thread.  Every post and response should have a meme attached, amirite?

 

 

 

 

I read a lot and have been all of my life.  I have tried Pynchon and Joyce but could never get too far into them.  I rarely read books more than once.  There are too many other books out there to read.  Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea and Richard McKenna's The Sand Pebbles are two exceptions.  I've read both of them at least 5 or 6 times.  

I hadn't realized posting a meme was mandatory here, I just thought the usual thread drift rules applied especially with the Intellectual Discourse Exemption.  But I am a get along kind of fellow so I shall post a meme that involves 2 things besides reading that are dear to me.  Women and wine. (Even if the meme bottle is a mere Sauvignon Blanc and not a good Bordeaux.)

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On 7/12/2021 at 7:06 PM, SloopJonB said:

The first time you play a vinyl disk you lose all the highs - somewhere above 12KHz.

Those missing high frequencies are what the snobs call "warm sound".

The whole concept of a sharp gem riding on soft plastic being able to reproduce sound better than a digital signal is patently absurd.

As an aside.....  In  the 80s a good friend would buy vinyl, lots of vinyl, play it once (virgin) then record it on a then very good cassette with nicer equipment.  Then the vinyl got stored to be never touched again unless a replacement became needed.

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1 hour ago, warbird said:

As an aside.....  In  the 80s a good friend would buy vinyl, lots of vinyl, play it once (virgin) then record it on a then very good cassette with nicer equipment.  Then the vinyl got stored to be never touched again unless a replacement became needed.

I have a couple boxes (100 or so) of albums I bought from a radio station guy in OB Whey The FUCK ago

they are all stamped "MASTER NOT TO BE SOLD" or something close but MASTER for sure

he said they were not used at the station, he had taken home the extra copies

other than thicker I have No idea the difference in material or quality ????

I got a MP3 converting turntable to digitize my collection

But kan't be Arsed to get to doing it

 

now you can get Live copies off YouTube, so why bother ??

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2 hours ago, Ed Lada said:

Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea and Richard McKenna's The Sand Pebbles are two exceptions.  I've read both of them at least 5 or 6 times.  

Oh, yeah.  That's what happens when a book just grabs your soul...

I thought there was only one rule on SA and that's in PA.maxresdefault.jpg

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5 hours ago, RedTuna said:

Read it three or four times, at least.  First time through was difficult, as I don't think "WTF?" had been invented yet.  Also read V., Crying of Lot 49, and Vineland.  Tried to read GR again during the lockdown, but the book's binding was falling apart after some 45 years.

Never wanted to read Ulysses.  I noticed that if one weren't taking a class studying it but still reading it, one was likely to be pretentious.  And I'm aware of the connection between the two but think that's an oversimplification.  Yeah, yeah, something, something, stream of consciousness.  There's also the influence of Burroughs, Carroll, Heller, Kafka...  Did read Finnegan's Wake, though, which IIRC, has a small subplot in GR.

But this is a meme thread.  Every post and response should have a meme attached, amirite?

 

 

 

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It's only necessary to read the last paragraph of Ulysses and then dream of Andalusian girls.  

But that's two words.  

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1 hour ago, RedTuna said:

Oh, yeah.  That's what happens when a book just grabs your soul...

I thought there was only one rule on SA and that's in PA.maxresdefault.jpg

King Sobieski and the Hussars FTW!  They were badasses.

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May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'If you feel useless today, remember somebody is working as a lifeguard at the olympics: RFK BATE'

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4 hours ago, DA-WOODY said:

I have a couple boxes (100 or so) of albums I bought from a radio station guy in OB Whey The FUCK ago

they are all stamped "MASTER NOT TO BE SOLD" or something close but MASTER for sure

he said they were not used at the station, he had taken home the extra copies

other than thicker I have No idea the difference in material or quality ????

I got a MP3 converting turntable to digitize my collection

But kan't be Arsed to get to doing it

 

now you can get Live copies off YouTube, so why bother ??

I am not much of an audiophile, my audiogram resembles the skyline in the rockies.  If these albums are relatively untouched contact anyone who know more than I because vinyl is on the upswing.  I delivered 8 milk crates of my old vinyl, reasonably well cared for, to my brother 4 years ago. His son thought it was 5 figures, this with being played occaisionaly over the decades.  I do have (my brother has) the not to be sold original Dire Straits release.

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18 minutes ago, Bump-n-Grind said:

May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'If you feel useless today, remember somebody is working as a lifeguard at the olympics: RFK BATE'

True...until one of the platform divers mis-judges their inward pike and splits their head open.   Happened last time.  

100m Butterfly?  Not so much.

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8 minutes ago, Left Shift said:

True...until one of the platform divers mis-judges their inward pike and splits their head open.   Happened last time.  

100m Butterfly?  Not so much.

I caught the back of my head on a 1mtr board doing a backflip during a practice. I didn't even feel it. about an inch long cut. Bled like a stuck pig  I had bleached out hair that went about halfway down my back, all full of blood... kids were screaming, guards were freaking out blowing their whistles and I'm like WTF? had to get it stapled shut and did a meet the following weekend. 

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8 minutes ago, Bump-n-Grind said:

I caught the back of my head on a 1mtr board doing a backflip during a practice. I didn't even feel it. about an inch long cut. Bled like a stuck pig  I had bleached out hair that went about halfway down my back, all full of blood... kids were screaming, guards were freaking out blowing their whistles and I'm like WTF? had to get it stapled shut and did a meet the following weekend. 

Head wounds bleed like mad for some reason.

I walked into the end of my boom when the boat was new to me - hurt a little but not much.

People were freaking out and I couldn't understand why until I looked in a mirror - I was soaked in blood and it was running down the side of my head like an artery was open.

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18 minutes ago, Bump-n-Grind said:

I caught the back of my head on a 1mtr board doing a backflip during a practice. I didn't even feel it. about an inch long cut. Bled like a stuck pig  I had bleached out hair that went about halfway down my back, all full of blood... kids were screaming, guards were freaking out blowing their whistles and I'm like WTF? had to get it stapled shut and did a meet the following weekend. 

I swam and played water polo on AAU and school teams for 7 years....the divers were always the crazy ones!

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In 3rd grade I was showing off in front of one Becky Stoeger and started doing a log roll at our school down a real steep iceplant covered hill. Was a distance of at least 170 feet wide. Got maybe halfway down before a bronze sprinkler head stopped MY head from rolling any further. By the time I climbed back up (basically follwing Becky's screams....'cuz I could barely fuking see), I probably was already 9 oz of blood short. Took off my t-shirt and made a quick hat and walked the 3 long blocks back home by myself.....only to watch my Mom almost pass out after she saw how bad that cut was. Thank gawd we lived in old school Manhattan Beach in the 60' in those daze, and our family Witch Doc (Dr. John) had his office just a half block away. 13 fuking stiches and a few butterfly bandages in the back of head and I was good to go. (Just a crying shame that I wasn't old enough to drink.....'cuz fuk did that hurt)......:lol:

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8 minutes ago, El Mariachi said:

In 3rd grade I was showing off in front of one Becky Stoeger and started doing

So?  Was Becky impressed enough for date #2?

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20 minutes ago, Windward said:

So?  Was Becky impressed enough for date #2?

She kind of ignored me afterwards until 5th grade....when her family bought a new home just 2 blocks from our place. That's pretty much when I discovered that girls smelled better than mud, tadpoles and lizards.....

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39 minutes ago, bridhb said:

I swam and played water polo on AAU and school teams for 7 years....the divers were always the crazy ones!

yeah, our diving team had quite the collection of weirdos on it. 2 of the other guys went on to become Chippendale dancers and one of the gals turned pro at The Camelot in DC after winning a  wet t-shirt contest 

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3 hours ago, El Mariachi said:

She kind of ignored me afterwards until 5th grade....when her family bought a new home just 2 blocks from our place. That's pretty much when I discovered that girls at that age smelled better than mud, tadpoles and lizards all month .....

 

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1 minute ago, warbird said:

Factory builds had 1/4 the sections...

I think this showed up on one of the F-Book groups I'm on called 'I see you don't know shit about tools'. But apparently......this fuker does.....:lol:

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2 minutes ago, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

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ok GMD...  I must be slower than usual tonight...  What is this reference?

 

Brown star perhaps?  Next to white stars?  Starfish?

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6 minutes ago, El Mariachi said:

Limp Bizkit.....

played DAGO

wheeeeeey back in the Daz

 

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Just now, DA-WOODY said:

played DAGO

wheeeeeey back in the Daz

 

Saw 'em at one of the KROQ Weenie Roasts at Angel Stadium with the Nurse,  #1 Son and 3 of his high school bros. Holy fukoly but what a show.......

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7 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Head wounds bleed like mad for some reason.

Pretty simple reason actually.

The human head is laced with many small blood vessels.  So when you get a cut anywhere on the head you tend to bleed like a suck pig.  There are 5 pairs of arteries that supply blood to the scalp and by the time you get to the scalp, the vessels are pretty small but there are a lot of them.  If you get a cut down below the skin level, the blood vessels are anchored to a layer of fascia and because of that they don't retract if they are severed.  In other parts of the body a small severed vessel will retract deeper into the body which keeps it from bleeding so much.  This doesn't happen on the scalp, hence the profuse bleeding with even a small laceration.  You are unlikely to bleed out from them any time soon.  You can only cut so deep on the scalp and the big arteries are down in the neck and face but if the bleeding doesn't stop after a reasonable time after applying direct pressure, it's best to go see a doctor for suturing.  Of course if you see bright red blood spurting out in time with your pulse, then seeking medical attention is a good idea.

Just imagine a scalping back in the day.  Quite a messy event.

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2 hours ago, warbird said:

That is a dedicated pipe builder...

Looks kinda cool but all those ridges have got to be a drag on flow - like using corrugated hose on a bilge pump.

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1 minute ago, Bump-n-Grind said:

May be an image of text that says 'Good news!! TEST COVID-19 RESULT Negative 04 Chlamydia Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Positive Positive Positive 04/1 Hepatitis c Gonorrhea Syphilis 04/17 04/17 Positive Positive Positive 04/17/2 Pocist 04/17/20'

Looks like it came from the doc's office at Any State Prison, USA.....

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My last head wound was pretty embarrassing.

We were just getting ready to open a run for the season where I work part time. A fellow patroller said you should do a lap on 66 before we open it to the public. So of course I did. It was still early and I didn't fully have my legs under me, but I ripped it top to bottom in heavy powder slop shit. A couple turns from the bottom with my thighs were on fire, a couple customers looked up and one of them said hey check that out, so I tried to give them a show. Which I did, in uniform no less. As I tumbled forward ass over tea cup the tip of a ski rapidly advanced toward my face, easier to do on tele gear. It struck me just above the eye. Wound up sitting upright looking downhill at the two guys, they asked if I was OK then left. Now I'm feeling that all too familiar trickle that was turning into a torrent. Grabbed a handful of snow and mashed it into the wound which of course quickly filled with blood. Did that a few more times then high tailed it to the lift. The lift guy said dude are you alri.......shut up says I and hopped on, dripping all over me until I got back to my duty station. Asked a buddy of mine to take a look to see it it was a suturable laceration. He says ooh, ummm, yea go get it looked at. So I got several stitches and yet another story of stupidity to relate.

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This is why I loved my Dad so much. When I was about 8 after a morning surf session in the Fall at Manhattan Pier.....I asked him if we could drive up to the mountains to see the snow? I remember him walking over towards me, looking me in the eyes and saying;

 

'Ricky? Let me tell you something.....snow? Only belongs in a cone. With a flavored fruit drink on top.....and a shot of dark rum'.

 

Gawd but I miss that man.....:lol:

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7 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Looks kinda cool but all those ridges have got to be a drag on flow - like using corrugated hose on a bilge pump.

I get the surface drag end of it but those pipes are built around pressure waves moving back and forth.  An old Cycle Magazine ( or one of the other publications of the early seventies) columnist Kevin Cameron IIRC recouinted how he would build new pipes for his TZ250 after his rider (Nick Ianatch?) would report after a race how the motor ran. His bike at the end of one season was superior to the factory team.  The next year the factory team used his exact design.

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7 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Looks kinda cool but all those ridges have got to be a drag on flow - like using corrugated hose on a bilge pump.

 

Most corrugated hoses for suction applications are smooth on the inside, and corrugated on the outside to prevent collapse from the suction load.  One of my mechanics was complaining about collapsing suction hoses, so I called one of my hose people and got just what I described, and voila!

And I bet that expansion chamber that warbird posted was likewise pretty smooth on the inside.

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1 hour ago, El Mariachi said:

This is why I loved my Dad so much. When I was about 8 after a morning surf session in the Fall at Manhattan Pier.....I asked him if we could drive up to the mountains to see the snow? I remember him walking over towards me, looking me in the eyes and saying;

 

'Ricky? Let me tell you something.....snow? Only belongs in a cone. With a flavored fruit drink on top.....and a shot of dark rum'.

 

Gawd but I miss that man.....:lol:

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Your old man sounds like he was a lot of fun to hang around with. I just wish more people shared his and your aversion to snow.

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1 hour ago, bmiller said:

Your old man sounds like he was a lot of fun to hang around with. I just wish more people shared his and your aversion to snow.

I Assure you there is at least 1 person More Adverse to snow

hell even rain for that matter

or Kold = <70 degrees (friggin Winter nights Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr)

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3 hours ago, billy backstay said:

 

Most corrugated hoses for suction applications are smooth on the inside, and corrugated on the outside to prevent collapse from the suction load.  One of my mechanics was complaining about collapsing suction hoses, so I called one of my hose people and got just what I described, and voila!

And I bet that expansion chamber that warbird posted was likewise pretty smooth on the inside.

And the true flow volume is handle by the stinger at the end of the pipe, the rest is a sonic reversionary (?:ph34r:) chamber for timing and directing pressure waves.

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9 minutes ago, warbird said:

And the true flow volume is handle by the stinger at the end of the pipe, the rest is a sonic reversionary (?:ph34r:) chamber for timing and directing pressure waves.

Invented by the goddamned Nazis.

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On 7/25/2021 at 8:32 PM, chester said:

are you kidding?  I love german porn..."Jah,Jah,jah,jah"

My girl friend rates my performance in bed.  6s,  7s, sometimes an eight.  At my age I think that's good. On a business trip I hooked up with a German gal who really appreciated my skills and technique.  Poking her ass I got the best rating in ages as she called out "Nein, nein, nein!

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     My Dad and Stepmom had just arrived in Bremerhaven Germany where he would be in command of the Military Sealift Command for the Navy. It was summer and they decided to take a stroll in the beautiful, clean city park down by the river. They were so impressed with how well cared for the park was and polite everyone they met was. Until they came around a bend in the riverside trail and saw a man taking a piss in the bushes down by the river. My Stepmom was aghast at the sight of the man who took a long time shaking his member off and stuffing it back in his running shorts while grinning at her dismay. 

    My Dad pointed out to his wife that despite the guy looking like an exhibitionist his actions might be not considered a a public affront and pointed out the numerous girls openly sunbathing in the nude in the park. Still that did not keep her from quite loudly proclaiming "OOOH, Gross!!" to which the guy just smiled further and replied,

"Danke..."

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8 minutes ago, warbird said:

My girl friend rates my performance in bed.  6s,  7s, sometimes an eight.  At my age I think that's good. On a business trip I hooked up with a German gal who really appreciated my skills and technique.  Poking her ass I got the best rating in ages as she called out "Nein, nein, nein!

Geez, I was gonna say take it JA fer chrissakes, but I'm gonna take back to Gravity's Rainbow limericks.

Ja, ja, ja, ja!
In Prussia they never eat pussy!
There ain't hardly cats enough.
There's garbage and that's enough,
So waltz me around again, Russky.

There once was a thing called a V-2,
To pilot which you did not need to-
You just pushed a button,
And it would leave nuttin'
But stiffs and big holes and debris, too.

There was a young fellow named Crockett,
Who had an affair with a rocket.
If you saw them out there
You'd be tempted to stare,
BUt if you ain't tried it, don't knock it!

There was a young fellow named Hector,
Who has fond of a launcher-erector.
But the squishes and pops
Of acute pressure drops
Wrecked Hector's hydraulic connector

There was a young man from Decatur,
Who slept with a LOX generator.
His balls and his prick
Froze solid real quick,
And his asshole a little bit later.

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5 hours ago, warbird said:

I get the surface drag end of it but those pipes are built around pressure waves moving back and forth.  An old Cycle Magazine ( or one of the other publications of the early seventies) columnist Kevin Cameron IIRC recouinted how he would build new pipes for his TZ250 after his rider (Nick Ianatch?) would report after a race how the motor ran. His bike at the end of one season was superior to the factory team.  The next year the factory team used his exact design.

Did the exhausts last more than one race?  Stress relieved?  Unless properly done, the picture posted earlier looks like a stack of Heat Affected Zone failure modes just waiting to happen.

 

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5bc469eb4007885aad536fa25cfd2e66--weldin

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57 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

How about this one El?

young woman aiming a pneumatic air rifle - 5177453

Sorry but with The Nursetta almost 29....I now draw the line at 32....... 

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1 hour ago, RedTuna said:

Did the exhausts last more than one race?  Stress relieved?  Unless properly done, the picture posted earlier looks like a stack of Heat Affected Zone failure modes just waiting to happen.

 

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I have welded a lot but I am not a "welder".  Many factory bikes in the 70s had similar pipes fabbed up. The configuration of the cones determine the intensity and duration of the reverberations.

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2 hours ago, hobot said:

Ed Lada, what say you?

 

 

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There's seven vowels in that title

WTF do you expect?

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Bose Wave Guide ...

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2 hours ago, Bump-n-Grind said:

May be an image of text that says 'Somebody said to make brownies in a cast iron skillet. This is the only only cast iron i had. Nobody is eating my brownies.'

Here's my Christmas cookies.

Been treating coworkers since 2002.

 

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13 hours ago, hobot said:

Ed Lada, what say you?

 

 

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I would say that a good chunk of the former Warsaw Pact countries look like that.  I would also say that if you looked inside of the heads many people who lived a good part of their life in those times you would see the same colors.  

Here in Poland many of those types of buildings have been renovated, insulated and painted in bright colors.  But the scars on peoples brains from living in that system and experiencing the glory of communism in many ways will never be refurbished or brightened up.  

I've read a couple of books on the subject of what communism did to the minds of people that endured it.  Many of the effects were subtle and insidious.  It's an important story that isn't told very much and really needs to be explored in depth.