• moving or not 1/2

    From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to BARRY MARTIN on Wed Jan 29 09:38:00 2020
    Barry,

    Hey! I'd no Emeril but I no one has been hospitalized - yet! <g>
    My late wife and I would've loved to be on one of his shows.

    Audience might be better if get to sample the show's cooking!

    I think they had a drawing or something to get selected to be at the
    tasting tables.

    Hungary (now Slovakia). Their food was good, just not right.

    There was a country song "Where I Come From", and when asked about the
    food, the guy replies "It wasn't like Momma fixed it".

    _Brief_ pause??!!

    OK, 3 minute intermission. There was a Tex Avery Cartoon where these 2 buzzards are trying to catch this rabbit. One of the buzzards (with the
    voice of Jimmy Durante) says "What I wouldn't give for a big juicy
    steak, smothered in onions". A picture of such appears as he's
    talking...then seconds later, a picture that notes "3 minute
    intermission for drooling -- Management". <G>

    As it turned out (the cartoon was made during World War II), they had
    caught the rabbit, but couldn't eat him -- it was "Meatless Tuesday".
    Just before the cartoon ends (as the vultures are sobbing violently),
    the announcer comes in with the message "Ladies And Gentlemen!! Due to
    the numerous requests from the audience, we've decided to show the steak again", so that picture is back up...and that's where the cartoon ends.


    Said in clean innocence to slightly dirty minds!

    Unfortunately, that's where everyone's mind goes. Bowlers minds are in
    the gutter, as they do it with 16 pound balls. <EG> Seriously, the only kegeling (not kegging) I do now is on the BBS. I don't have to worry
    about dropping the ball on my feet. :P

    We haven't been to the Cracker Barrel here for some time -- good food, BM>lots of it. Just waaay on the other end of town. ...OTOH we don't go BM>out to eat all that often.

    When the west Little Rock location opened, business at a Denny's about
    a mile away, plummeted. I will admit the Denny's has a good house salad.

    It's better they have a mousetrap for the door knocker ("We'll
    Hear You!!" <G>).

    It's only the first knock that hurts!

    Never mind having a pair of knockers. <G>

    As long as the television is behaving itself it shouldn't need to be ... BM>Oh: wrong 'watch'!

    That's like this little boy, who wanted a watch, and was constantly
    pestering his parents for a timepiece. His Dad finally sent him to bed,
    and said "you can't come out until dinnertime". Well, dinnertime
    arrives, and the lad wants to ask the blessing. Thinking he's wanting to
    repent of his sin, his Dad grants his request. But, the nipper quotes
    one of the many Scriptures that Jesus noted about His Return "And, wghat
    I say unto you, I say until all, Watch" (Mark 13:37). <G>

    Great! :( Well, the good news is you've caught them before they got in, BM>plus you have the Terminex contract. The rast in with your food isn't BM>all that great, but if congregate in the kitchen should be easier to BM>exterminate as opposed ot being randomly in other parts of the house.

    I wish the rats and certain other critters had drowned in the flood.

    You could be a tent, or a teepee instead of a camper. (No wonder BM>comedians have writers!)

    Don't quit your day job.

    Right. Some people might subscribe (as in pay). ...I might pay a
    little for a time-limited access (like three hours a month); I don't
    know - all depends what other options are out there.

    They had a "no ads package" for $15 a month, but when finances got
    tight, I cancelled it, and told my bank not to honor the charge. The
    same was true for a college football deal. The guy was extremely
    persistent, and I was rather annoyed. When I truthfully told him that
    "my phone won't support the new version", he said "you can get it off
    the internet". I thought "you greedy slob", and that was the straw that
    broke my back on that. I can still read The Miami Herald online for $50
    a year. The local paper wants you to buy a subscription, but you have to
    pay the cost of an iPad to read it...and most everyone is telling them
    "not interested".

    It's more the U.S. Years ago we (my Mother and I) signed over our BM>inheritance rights to farmland in Slovakia to family living there. The BM>U.S. version was pages and pages long. The European lawyers apparently BM>looked at the document and shook their heads: their version was barely BM>two double-spaced pages - and most of the second pages was signatures.

    A lawyer is the only one who calls a thousand page document "a brief".

    LISB4 (I think) I don't do facebook so no experience. Have had some BM>issues with sites not working properly with Firefox.

    There's a new social media site that says it'd be safer than Facebook.
    The hitch is that it requires a photo of you (can you say "facial recognition"?).

    Not only on the computer but telephone calls and mail -- all sorts of BM>scams out there.

    I have a bulletin on the BBS entitled "Fraud: You Win To Lose",
    including folks winning the lottery, lose far more than they win. All
    these so called friends come out of the woodwork.

    Plaid paint -- hmmm! Thinking possible if one worked really-really fast BM>if the horizontal sections didn't dry before the vertical could belnd BM>together.

    It's like "four color process". With a half tone pattern in silkscreen printing, you print in yellow, cyan, magenta, and black...wet on
    wet...and it looks like over a dozen colors. Those were a real pain in
    the butt to set up, because if the pattern wasn't right, you'd get a
    wavy line (a maure') in the pattern.

    As for fluorescent lighting: at the store we had some very slow-moving BM>merchandise -- which is really scary to see a stack of bath towels BM>lumbering down the aisle! ...Umm: did have some ugly towels which
    were faded on the edge where folded and was exposed to the lights. Same BM>for some odd-sized jeans folded on the Jean Wall. Sat their long enough BM>had fade stripes.

    What would've been worse is if a naked shopper was wrapped in them,
    then let them fall.

    That reminds me of the joke, where this small country town, had a new preacher in town...he looked and sounded like the late Conway Twitty
    (that wasn't his real name...the pseudonym came from Conway, Arkansas,
    and Twitty, Texas). This town was so small, that everyone knew
    everybody, and there was only 1 traffic light...what the quaint life
    used to be.

    Anyway, as the preacher goes to the doors, he's greeted by "Conway
    Twitty" (the folks in the town loved the classic country music, as I
    do), and he had to explain that he was the new preacher, and wanted to introduce himself to the parishoners.

    The clincher was with a young woman who had just gotten naked and
    turned the shower on, when the doorbell rang (that's the time to get
    someone at the door...when you're in the shower, on the toilet, caught
    with your pants down <G>). Well, she shuts the water off, and wraps the
    towel around herself. She opens the door, sees the preacher, and in
    surprise and delight, she says "Conway Twitty", and drops the towel,
    where she's standing there, naked as a jaybird".

    To which, the preacher says in his Conway Twitty Voice, "Hello,
    Darlin'" (one of Conway's many hits) <G>. Maybe it would've been better
    if she were in "Tight Fittin' Jeans" <BG>.

    And quite suree you've seen faded stop signs while driving: red paint BM>especially seems to fade in sunlight.

    That is true.

    If a turtle loses his shell, is he naked or homeless??

    Both!

    If you write a bad check for an exorcism, can you get repossessed??


    In one episode, the doctor thought he drew blood from Fred, but
    it was rubbing alcohol that was in his back pocket. The parrot
    got a whiff of it, and after the nurse said "He (Fred) seemed
    happy enough (to give it)", the parrot replied "Wowee!! If you
    had his blood, you'd be happy, too!! Whoopee!!", and promptly
    spun wildly on his perch. <G>

    Need to insert a pun on 'proof'!

    Nice one.

    No line at the laundromat. Or be like the woman (blonde??!!)
    who was stripping butt naked at the laundromat. The sign said
    "When washer stops, remove all clothes". <G>

    Seems like should have been able to wash what was wearing....

    They don't make a machine that big. <G>

    Or the cartoon, where the bear is coming out of the woods, and
    he tells the man "I wouldn't go in there for awhile". <G>

    Bleah! Enough to gag a maggot!

    A mag gag??!! :P

    I've seen the walkers that convert into a seat: seems convenient to have BM>a chair available but some look a little cumbersome.

    I'm trying to keep moving around...and not just from the computer
    chair to the toilet or to the kitchen. <G>

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to BARRY MARTIN on Wed Jan 29 09:38:00 2020
    (Continued from previous message)


    And that black ice is not fun! This morning 29 and they were talking BM>fog in the area but looking out could see the streetlight clearly; I'm
    up on a hill so maybe a light fog along the River. Early did see a BM>couple of cars with their wipers going but also some not - either on BM>intermittant or the drivers didn't need. The walks aren't slippery here BM>-- took some electronics recycling out a while ago; didn't put it out BM>last night when took the rest of the trash out as didn't want the BM>cardboard boxes to get soggy if warmed up overnight.

    And, it's so deceiving...by the time you realize what it is, it's too
    late.

    I've just begun to notice the model names -- usually ECMWF, GFS and NAM BM>as three separate charts but sometimes the TV meteorologist will chart BM>them together and a mess fo various coloured lines on the chart. US BM>viewers have about one or two seconds at most to try to figure out the BM>thing before the next graphic is put up. Looks impressive! And if I
    was really-really into weather analysis I'd be looking up the websites BM>myself.

    There's the NBM (National Blend Of Models)...although with the crap
    they put out, it's more like "Numerous Bowel Movement". Any wonder how I
    am feeling right now (never mind the fact my eyes are brown)?? <G>

    Meteorology is such an inexact science...but so many feel that
    the weather folks are the only ones who can be wrong, and still
    keep their jobs.

    That and financial advising!

    ... Financial planning is knowing where the next ATM machine is.

    I've heard of kids wanting them installed in their home, where they
    don't have to constantly break their piggy banks. :P

    Daryl
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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jan 30 15:38:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Hey! I'd no Emeril but I no one has been hospitalized - yet! <g>
    My late wife and I would've loved to be on one of his shows.
    Audience might be better if get to sample the show's cooking!
    I think they had a drawing or something to get selected to be
    at the tasting tables.

    Oh that's right: there were some cooking shows/segments where audience
    members were shown eating after being cooked on-camera.


    Hungary (now Slovakia). Their food was good, just not right.
    There was a country song "Where I Come From", and when asked
    about the food, the guy replies "It wasn't like Momma fixed it".

    I don't know whose was more authentic -- my Mother's or the local
    restaurant but to me didn't really matter as prefered the way my Mother prepared it. Could have been totally wrong and I just assumed was
    correct. Could also have been the regional differences between the
    recipies.



    _Brief_ pause??!!
    OK, 3 minute intermission. There was a Tex Avery Cartoon where
    these 2 buzzards are trying to catch this rabbit. One of the
    buzzards (with the voice of Jimmy Durante) says "What I wouldn't
    give for a big juicy steak, smothered in onions". A picture of
    such appears as he's talking...then seconds later, a picture that
    notes "3 minute intermission for drooling -- Management". <G>

    Clean up in Aisle 5!


    As it turned out (the cartoon was made during World War II),
    they had caught the rabbit, but couldn't eat him -- it was
    "Meatless Tuesday". Just before the cartoon ends (as the vultures
    are sobbing violently), the announcer comes in with the message
    "Ladies And Gentlemen!! Due to the numerous requests from the
    audience, we've decided to show the steak again", so that picture
    is back up...and that's where the cartoon ends. <G>

    I probably would have missed the Meatless Tuesday joke as too young --
    my parents met in WWII.


    Said in clean innocence to slightly dirty minds!
    Unfortunately, that's where everyone's mind goes. Bowlers minds
    are in the gutter, as they do it with 16 pound balls. <EG>
    Seriously, the only kegeling (not kegging) I do now is on the
    BBS. I don't have to worry about dropping the ball on my feet. :P

    Bet you're glad for optic mouses!


    We haven't been to the Cracker Barrel here for some time -- good food,
    lots of it. Just waaay on the other end of town. ...OTOH we don't go
    out to eat all that often.
    When the west Little Rock location opened, business at a
    Denny's about a mile away, plummeted. I will admit the Denny's
    has a good house salad.

    For whatever reason there haven't been any Denny's on this side of the
    River (the Iowa Quad Cities side) for years. I think a couple still on
    the Illinois side. What was 'funny' was we had semi-frequently ate
    there, generally after 8, and they were almost always out of baked
    potatoes. ??? Baked potatoes hold in the warmer for hours.


    It's better they have a mousetrap for the door knocker ("We'll
    Hear You!!" <G>).
    It's only the first knock that hurts!
    Never mind having a pair of knockers. <G>

    Ummm... double front door?!



    As long as the television is behaving itself it shouldn't need to be ...
    Oh: wrong 'watch'!
    That's like this little boy, who wanted a watch, and was
    constantly pestering his parents for a timepiece. His Dad finally
    sent him to bed, and said "you can't come out until dinnertime".
    Well, dinnertime arrives, and the lad wants to ask the blessing.
    Thinking he's wanting to repent of his sin, his Dad grants his
    request. But, the nipper quotes one of the many Scriptures that
    Jesus noted about His Return "And, wghat I say unto you, I say
    until all, Watch" (Mark 13:37). <G>

    Poor Dad foiled again!


    Great! :( Well, the good news is you've caught them before they got in,
    plus you have the Terminex contract. The rast in with your food isn't
    all that great, but if congregate in the kitchen should be easier to
    exterminate as opposed ot being randomly in other parts of the house.
    I wish the rats and certain other critters had drowned in the
    flood.

    They serve a purpose. Right now to annoy the heck out of you!! (Any
    luck getting Terminex over to exterminate them?)


    You could be a tent, or a teepee instead of a camper. (No wonder
    comedians have writers!)
    Don't quit your day job.

    I'm retired!!



    Right. Some people might subscribe (as in pay). ...I might pay a
    little for a time-limited access (like three hours a month); I don't
    know - all depends what other options are out there.
    They had a "no ads package" for $15 a month, but when finances
    got tight, I cancelled it, and told my bank not to honor the
    charge. The same was true for a college football deal. The guy
    was extremely persistent, and I was rather annoyed. When I
    truthfully told him that "my phone won't support the new
    version", he said "you can get it off the internet". I thought
    "you greedy slob", and that was the straw that broke my back on
    that. I can still read The Miami Herald online for $50 a year.
    The local paper wants you to buy a subscription, but you have to
    pay the cost of an iPad to read it...and most everyone is telling
    them "not interested".

    Some of them do get rather persistant! On one hand that is their job
    and they get paid to be (IMO gently) persistent. OTOH should not get so persistent as to piddle off the customer. ...Should have a middle-of-
    the ground package one could use to retain the sale: reminds me of years
    ago the Iowa-side newspaper wanted everyone to go with a digital
    subscription -- and somehow was also delivering the paper version,
    forgot the details but they increased the price substancially. The
    digital option has advantages but here the paper option is easier. We
    ended up cancelling and they lost, us and a lot of other subscribers.


    It's more the U.S. Years ago we (my Mother and I) signed over our
    inheritance rights to farmland in Slovakia to family living there. The
    U.S. version was pages and pages long. The European lawyers apparently
    looked at the document and shook their heads: their version was barely
    two double-spaced pages - and most of the second pages was signatures.
    A lawyer is the only one who calls a thousand page document "a
    brief".

    Pretty much! And I can understand the need for details but sometimes
    (and as one can tell by the laws) those details can get in the way and
    cause confusion rather than alleviate.



    LISB4 (I think) I don't do facebook so no experience. Have had some
    issues with sites not working properly with Firefox.
    There's a new social media site that says it'd be safer than
    Facebook. The hitch is that it requires a photo of you (can you
    say "facial recognition"?).

    In one way I can see why, OTOH why? ...That's where the legal-beagles
    get their money by (probably) restricting the age of the photo ("it's
    me! [when I was 5 years old]"), or "that's me in the second from the top bleachers, third from the right" or a super-close-up.


    Not only on the computer but telephone calls and mail -- all sorts of
    scams out there.
    I have a bulletin on the BBS entitled "Fraud: You Win To Lose", including folks winning the lottery, lose far more than they win.
    All these so called friends come out of the woodwork.

    If someone I knew won the lottery I'd send them a congratulatory note;
    if knew sufficiently well I'd probably add a joke "can I have a
    dollar?". Personally I would not expect anything, even if my parents
    (now Mother) won. They'd/She'd give me some but I wouldn't ask (other
    than the joke amount).



    Plaid paint -- hmmm! Thinking possible if one worked really-really fast
    if the horizontal sections didn't dry before the vertical could belnd
    together.

    It's like "four color process". With a half tone pattern in
    silkscreen printing, you print in yellow, cyan, magenta, and
    black...wet on wet...and it looks like over a dozen colors. Those
    were a real pain in the butt to set up, because if the pattern
    wasn't right, you'd get a wavy line (a maure') in the pattern.

    Which you charge extra for as is a special effect! <g>


    As for fluorescent lighting: at the store we had some very slow-moving
    merchandise -- which is really scary to see a stack of bath towels
    lumbering down the aisle! ...Umm: did have some ugly towels which
    were faded on the edge where folded and was exposed to the lights. Same
    for some odd-sized jeans folded on the Jean Wall. Sat their long enough
    had fade stripes.
    What would've been worse is if a naked shopper was wrapped in
    them, then let them fall.

    Some would be glad was there, others wished had the day off!


    That reminds me of the joke, where this small country town, had
    a new preacher in town...he looked and sounded like the late
    Conway Twitty (that wasn't his real name...the pseudonym came
    from Conway, Arkansas, and Twitty, Texas). This town was so
    small, that everyone knew everybody, and there was only 1 traffic light...what the quaint life used to be.

    Anyway, as the preacher goes to the doors, he's greeted by
    "Conway Twitty" (the folks in the town loved the classic country
    music, as I do), and he had to explain that he was the new
    preacher, and wanted to introduce himself to the parishoners.

    The clincher was with a young woman who had just gotten naked
    and turned the shower on, when the doorbell rang (that's the time
    to get someone at the door...when you're in the shower, on the
    toilet, caught with your pants down <G>). Well, she shuts the
    water off, and wraps the towel around herself. She opens the
    door, sees the preacher, and in surprise and delight, she says
    "Conway Twitty", and drops the towel, where she's standing there,
    naked as a jaybird".

    To which, the preacher says in his Conway Twitty Voice, "Hello,
    Darlin'" (one of Conway's many hits) <G>. Maybe it would've been
    better if she were in "Tight Fittin' Jeans" <BG>.

    <laff> "So while you're in the all-together should I baptize you?"
    (Your comeback is better but I couldn't let it hang!)



    If a turtle loses his shell, is he naked or homeless??
    Both!
    If you write a bad check for an exorcism, can you get
    repossessed?? <G>

    Or like they say at the Egyptian funeral parlor, satisfaction guaranteed
    or your mummy back!



    No line at the laundromat. Or be like the woman (blonde??!!)
    who was stripping butt naked at the laundromat. The sign said
    "When washer stops, remove all clothes". <G>
    Seems like should have been able to wash what was wearing....
    They don't make a machine that big. <G>

    And noticed of late the labels now says "One size fits most"; used to be
    'all'.


    Or the cartoon, where the bear is coming out of the woods, and
    he tells the man "I wouldn't go in there for awhile". <G>
    Bleah! Enough to gag a maggot!
    A mag gag??!! :P

    Only if got a lot!


    I've seen the walkers that convert into a seat: seems convenient to have
    a chair available but some look a little cumbersome.
    I'm trying to keep moving around...and not just from the
    computer chair to the toilet or to the kitchen. <G>

    Who used lithium grease on these chair casters?!


    (Continued to next message)

    Promise or threat?!


    Barry_Martin_3@
    @Q.COM



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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jan 30 15:38:00 2020

    Hi again, Daryl!

    (Continued from previous message)

    Hmm: so still need to figure if promise or threat!



    And that black ice is not fun! This morning 29 and they were talking
    fog in the area but looking out could see the streetlight clearly; I'm
    up on a hill so maybe a light fog along the River. Early did see a
    couple of cars with their wipers going but also some not - either on
    intermittant or the drivers didn't need. The walks aren't slippery here
    -- took some electronics recycling out a while ago; didn't put it out
    last night when took the rest of the trash out as didn't want the
    cardboard boxes to get soggy if warmed up overnight.
    And, it's so deceiving...by the time you realize what it is,
    it's too late.

    The temperature could have warmed up overnight, or possibly fog, either
    of which could have damaged the integrity of the box, leaving a mess. I
    don't want to be the one to pick it up and not sure if it's the city's responsibility.

    BTW a year ago would not have been a problem with possible thawing: was
    -33 here on January 31, 2019, ...Plus of that number today!


    I've just begun to notice the model names -- usually ECMWF, GFS and NAM
    as three separate charts but sometimes the TV meteorologist will chart
    them together and a mess fo various coloured lines on the chart. US
    viewers have about one or two seconds at most to try to figure out the
    thing before the next graphic is put up. Looks impressive! And if I
    was really-really into weather analysis I'd be looking up the websites
    myself.

    There's the NBM (National Blend Of Models)...although with the
    crap they put out, it's more like "Numerous Bowel Movement". Any
    wonder how I am feeling right now (never mind the fact my eyes
    are brown)?? <G>

    If it's a blend the bad guesses are going to wash out the good guesses.
    OTOH could sort of see blending: something's bound to be halfway right!



    Meteorology is such an inexact science...but so many feel that
    the weather folks are the only ones who can be wrong, and still
    keep their jobs.
    That and financial advising!
    ... Financial planning is knowing where the next ATM machine is.
    I've heard of kids wanting them installed in their home, where
    they don't have to constantly break their piggy banks. :P

    Just get dad a new wallet for birthday and Christmas!



    Barry_Martin_3@
    @Q.COM



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