• More Various Things

    From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Thu Jun 18 02:27:00 2020
    Barry,

    AFAIC it doesn't really matter if someone is an early bird or a night
    owl, as long as there's a reason, and "I don't like getting up early"
    or "I get more work done at night" it to me valid. If someone I know
    I'd prefer to know so I don't go calling them at 8 a.m. and they're
    just getting up. ...My Mother went from being an early bird to a night owl so I try not to call her until after 9 a.m. ETZ.

    I try not to call others between 9pm and 9am.

    Right. Absolutely no reason for that other person to have made the comment: short hair, no beard back then (OK, yes, did have the longer sideburns but they were trimmed), no tied-dyed shirt -- probably was closer to a dress shirt. (LIS previously, this was the early 70's.)

    How things have changed since we were growing up. Peer pressure back
    then was nothing compared to what it is now.

    The shortest line between two points.....

    I guess you might as well put something in to replace the stuff going
    out. :P

    Depends what you're wandering and lusting after. <bseg>

    Rosie the Riverter?!

    I think you meant Riveter.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Fri Jun 19 09:21:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    AFAIC it doesn't really matter if someone is an early bird or a night
    owl, as long as there's a reason, and "I don't like getting up early"
    or "I get more work done at night" it to me valid. If someone I know
    I'd prefer to know so I don't go calling them at 8 a.m. and they're
    just getting up. ...My Mother went from being an early bird to a night owl so I try not to call her until after 9 a.m. ETZ.
    I try not to call others between 9pm and 9am.

    Seems to make sense. The phone has rung after 9 p.m. here and we've
    done that startled look at each other.


    Right. Absolutely no reason for that other person to have made the comment: short hair, no beard back then (OK, yes, did have the longer sideburns but they were trimmed), no tied-dyed shirt -- probably was closer to a dress shirt. (LIS previously, this was the early 70's.)
    How things have changed since we were growing up. Peer pressure
    back then was nothing compared to what it is now.

    Ah c'mon! I couldn't get a haircut during the shut-down phase of
    COVID-19! <g>


    I guess you might as well put something in to replace the stuff
    going out. :P

    Now you see the bare shelf, now you don't!



    Depends what you're wandering and lusting after. <bseg>
    Rosie the Riverter?!
    I think you meant Riveter.

    Yes, she was all wet!



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sun Jun 21 08:30:00 2020
    Barry,

    I try not to call others between 9pm and 9am.

    Seems to make sense. The phone has rung after 9 p.m. here and we've
    done that startled look at each other.

    My brother tried to call me last night, but I had the phone ringers off,
    as I was doing ham radio traffic nets, plus charging them. The thing is, I never know when he's sleeping, and don't want to wake him. So, I just sent
    a text message instead. I'll try to call him after midday.

    Ah c'mon! I couldn't get a haircut during the shut-down phase of
    COVID-19! <g>

    Welcome to the club...and I don't mean The Hair Club For Men. :P

    I guess you might as well put something in to replace the stuff
    going out. :P

    Now you see the bare shelf, now you don't!

    Better than the bare bottom. :P

    Depends what you're wandering and lusting after. <bseg>
    Rosie the Riverter?!
    I think you meant Riveter.

    Yes, she was all wet!

    No comment...discretion is the better part of valor. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Tue Jun 23 08:35:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    I try not to call others between 9pm and 9am.
    Seems to make sense. The phone has rung after 9 p.m. here and we've
    done that startled look at each other.
    My brother tried to call me last night, but I had the phone
    ringers off, as I was doing ham radio traffic nets, plus charging
    them. The thing is, I never know when he's sleeping, and don't
    want to wake him. So, I just sent a text message instead. I'll
    try to call him after midday.

    Ask him what his sleep schedule is? Of course could be one of those who
    naps on and off constantly, so no real pattern. Text mesaging could be
    not too intrusive, as long as he doesn't have some loud tone to notify a message has come in! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-eZCbiX3ck


    Ah c'mon! I couldn't get a haircut during the shut-down phase of
    COVID-19! <g>
    Welcome to the club...and I don't mean The Hair Club For Men. :P

    Wonder if Mike got his post-COVID-19 haircut yet or if he decided to
    "return to the 60's".


    I guess you might as well put something in to replace the stuff
    going out. :P
    Now you see the bare shelf, now you don't!
    Better than the bare bottom. :P

    I really hate it when I see the bare bottom of my drink!




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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Thu Jun 25 10:21:00 2020
    Barry,

    Ask him what his sleep schedule is? Of course could be one of those
    who naps on and off constantly, so no real pattern. Text mesaging
    could be not too intrusive, as long as he doesn't have some loud tone
    to notify a message has come in! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-eZCbiX3ck

    He is so bummed up with arthritis from that motorcycle wreck 3 months
    after my wife died over 13 years ago, and the pain meds do little good
    for him. I gave him my new number, telling him the one phone I had was
    good for texting now, but not much else. He sadly has no hobbies to speak
    of, and has been like a caged animal, with restaurants and bars closed
    from COVID-19...because he couldn't go and eat to spend time with his
    friends, and drink his beer. While it is a diuretic, I'd rather drink
    flavored water.

    Wonder if Mike got his post-COVID-19 haircut yet or if he decided to "return to the 60's".

    As the late Red Skelton noted..."I know a guy with a beard down to
    his groin, hair down to his butt, but he shaves under his arms. Now,
    you figure it out". <G>

    Better than the bare bottom. :P

    I really hate it when I see the bare bottom of my drink!

    That's why if I'm eating out, I tell them "I'm into heavy drinking";
    even if it's sweet tea...and they had better bring a pitcher.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Fri Jun 26 15:53:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Ask him what his sleep schedule is? Of course could be one of those
    who naps on and off constantly, so no real pattern. Text mesaging
    could be not too intrusive, as long as he doesn't have some loud tone
    to notify a message has come in! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-eZCbiX3ck
    He is so bummed up with arthritis from that motorcycle wreck 3
    months after my wife died over 13 years ago, and the pain meds do
    little good for him. I gave him my new number, telling him the
    one phone I had was good for texting now, but not much else. He
    sadly has no hobbies to speak of, and has been like a caged
    animal, with restaurants and bars closed from COVID-19...because
    he couldn't go and eat to spend time with his friends, and drink
    his beer. While it is a diuretic, I'd rather drink flavored
    water.

    Yesm I would presume that sudden switch from being a "wild and free" motorcyclist to the stillness of recovery, coupled with the COVID-19 restrictions could really do a number on someone. I've gotten a bit of
    that house-bound feelign and I'm somewhat used to it with retirement a
    few years back. (What's that tagline about being a party vegetable?!)



    Wonder if Mike got his post-COVID-19 haircut yet or if he decided to "return to the 60's".
    As the late Red Skelton noted..."I know a guy with a beard down
    to his groin, hair down to his butt, but he shaves under his
    arms. Now, you figure it out". <G>

    One does wish to be properly groomed!


    Better than the bare bottom. :P
    I really hate it when I see the bare bottom of my drink!
    That's why if I'm eating out, I tell them "I'm into heavy
    drinking"; even if it's sweet tea...and they had better bring a
    pitcher.

    Don't forget the catcher, the shortstop, the..... <g>


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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sun Jun 28 01:14:00 2020
    Barry,

    Yesm I would presume that sudden switch from being a "wild and free" motorcyclist to the stillness of recovery, coupled with the COVID-19 restrictions could really do a number on someone. I've gotten a bit of that house-bound feelign and I'm somewhat used to it with retirement a
    few years back. (What's that tagline about being a party vegetable?!)

    He was impatient...he knows it, but still doesn't like it.

    As the late Red Skelton noted..."I know a guy with a beard down
    to his groin, hair down to his butt, but he shaves under his
    arms. Now, you figure it out". <G>

    One does wish to be properly groomed!

    And properly dressed...unless you're in a nudist colony.

    That's why if I'm eating out, I tell them "I'm into heavy
    drinking"; even if it's sweet tea...and they had better bring a
    pitcher.

    Don't forget the catcher, the shortstop, the..... <g>

    In that "Who's On First?" skit, we never found out who was in
    right field. Nope...Who is on first. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jun 29 11:10:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Yesm I would presume that sudden switch from being a "wild and free" motorcyclist to the stillness of recovery, coupled with the COVID-19 restrictions could really do a number on someone. I've gotten a bit of that house-bound feelign and I'm somewhat used to it with retirement a
    few years back. (What's that tagline about being a party vegetable?!)
    He was impatient...he knows it, but still doesn't like it.

    It takes quite a while to change from old habits, and even then will
    randomly pop up with the right trigger.


    As the late Red Skelton noted..."I know a guy with a beard down
    to his groin, hair down to his butt, but he shaves under his
    arms. Now, you figure it out". <G>
    One does wish to be properly groomed!
    And properly dressed...unless you're in a nudist colony.

    Why am I thinking a male version of Lady Godiva?


    That's why if I'm eating out, I tell them "I'm into heavy
    drinking"; even if it's sweet tea...and they had better bring a
    pitcher.
    Don't forget the catcher, the shortstop, the..... <g>
    In that "Who's On First?" skit, we never found out who was in
    right field. Nope...Who is on first. <G>

    Maybe the right fielder left!



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Wed Jul 1 19:24:00 2020
    Barry,

    And properly dressed...unless you're in a nudist colony.

    Why am I thinking a male version of Lady Godiva?

    Or the theme from "Maude"..."Lady Godiva was a freedom rider.
    She didn't care if the whole world looked...and then, there's Maude". <G>

    In that "Who's On First?" skit, we never found out who was in
    right field. Nope...Who is on first. <G>

    Maybe the right fielder left!

    Well, he was left of center and out in left field, anyway. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From dailydensen@454:3/105 to Daryl Stout on Tue Jun 8 07:44:58 2021
    It was really good to read this. And your writing skill has made me reply here. Your writing skill is becoming better and better. This would be very helpful for all and for me too. Thanks for this informative thread. If you want to read out some helpful tips for your writing skill then you can read them here and can also get health-related articles. https://indexblogger.com/category/bs-health/ it is not the only thing that you can read about. You can also get helpful tips about how you can live a healthy life. You can get information about different foods. If you want to read out a huge variety of articles then see indexblogger.com https://indexblogger.com/ --- SBBSecho 3.12-Linux
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  • From Ky Moffet@454:1/1 to Dailydensen on Wed Jun 9 23:13:00 2021
    Where did we get this spammer?? I want a refund!


    DAILYDENSEN wrote:
    It was really good to read this. And your writing skill has made me reply here.Your writing skill is becoming better and better. This would be very helpfulfor all and for me too. Thanks for this informative thread. If you want
    to readout some helpful tips for your writing skill then you can read them here andcan also get health-related articles. https://indexblogger.com/category/bs-health/ it is not the only thing that you
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  • From Mike Powell@454:3/105 to KY MOFFET on Thu Jun 10 14:12:00 2021
    DAILYDENSEN wrote:
    It was really good to read this. And your writing skill has made me reply here.Your writing skill is becoming better and better. This would be very helpfulfor all and for me too. Thanks for this informative thread. If you wa
    to readout some helpful tips for your writing skill then you can read them here andcan also get health-related articles. https://indexblogger.com/category/bs-health/ it is not the only thing that y
    can read about. You can also get helpful tips about how you can live a healt
    life. You can get information about different foods. If you want to read out
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    Looks like he figured out some way to post here. I will take a look and
    get him locked out of the echomail.

    Mike


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  • From Ky Moffet@454:1/1 to Mike Powell on Thu Jun 10 16:37:00 2021
    MIKE POWELL wrote:

    Looks like he figured out some way to post here. I will take a look and
    get him locked out of the echomail.

    I guess we're such a huge market that he had to give us a try! :D
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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Ky Moffet on Thu Jun 10 07:03:00 2021

    Hi Ky!

    KY MOFFET wrote to DAILYDENSEN <=-
    Where did we get this spammer?? I want a refund!
    DAILYDENSEN wrote:
    It was really good to read this. And your writing skill has made me reply here.Your writing skill is becoming better and better. This would be very

    Plus dailydensen's mastery of the language are mediocre.



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  • From Ky Moffet@454:1/1 to Barry Martin on Sat Jun 12 01:13:00 2021
    BARRY MARTIN wrote:
    Hi Ky!

    KY MOFFET wrote to DAILYDENSEN <=-
    KM> Where did we get this spammer?? I want a refund!
    KM> DAILYDENSEN wrote:
    > It was really good to read this. And your writing skill has made me reply
    > here.Your writing skill is becoming better and better. This would be very

    Plus dailydensen's mastery of the language are mediocre.

    Not a quality spammer. Contained boring grammatical errors. Would not
    read again.
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  • From Mike Powell@454:3/105 to BARRY MARTIN on Sat Jun 12 10:59:00 2021
    KY MOFFET wrote to DAILYDENSEN <=-
    Where did we get this spammer?? I want a refund!
    DAILYDENSEN wrote:
    It was really good to read this. And your writing skill has made me reply here.Your writing skill is becoming better and better. This would be very

    Plus dailydensen's mastery of the language are mediocre.

    All our message bases are belong to him.

    Mike


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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Ky Moffet on Sat Jun 12 06:54:00 2021

    Hi Ky!

    KY MOFFET wrote to DAILYDENSEN <=-
    KM> Where did we get this spammer?? I want a refund!
    KM> DAILYDENSEN wrote:
    > It was really good to read this. And your writing skill has made me
    eply
    > here.Your writing skill is becoming better and better. This would be
    ery
    Plus dailydensen's mastery of the language are mediocre.
    Not a quality spammer. Contained boring grammatical errors. Would
    not read again.

    So a two-star review?



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  • From Ky Moffet@454:1/1 to Barry Martin on Sun Jun 13 12:17:00 2021
    BARRY MARTIN wrote:
    Hi Ky!

    > -=> KY MOFFET wrote to DAILYDENSEN <=-
    > KM> Where did we get this spammer?? I want a refund!
    > KM> DAILYDENSEN wrote:
    > > It was really good to read this. And your writing skill has made me reply
    here.Your writing skill is becoming better and better.
    > Plus dailydensen's mastery of the language are mediocre.
    KM> Not a quality spammer. Contained boring grammatical errors. Would
    KM> not read again.

    So a two-star review?

    That sounds about right. Not illiterate, but certainly not great
    literature. I can read something just as good from the back of a cereal box!
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  • From Ky Moffet@454:1/1 to All on Sun Jun 13 12:17:00 2021
    MIKE POWELL wrote:
    KY MOFFET wrote to DAILYDENSEN <=-
    KM> Where did we get this spammer?? I want a refund!
    KM> DAILYDENSEN wrote:
    > It was really good to read this. And your writing skill has made me reply
    > here.Your writing skill is becoming better and better. This would be very

    Plus dailydensen's mastery of the language are mediocre.

    All our message bases are belong to him.


    Good, then he can sweep out the message database!!
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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Mike Powell on Sun Jun 13 07:25:00 2021

    Hi Mike!

    KY MOFFET wrote to DAILYDENSEN <=-
    Where did we get this spammer?? I want a refund!
    DAILYDENSEN wrote:
    It was really good to read this. And your writing skill has made me reply here.Your writing skill is becoming better and better. This would be very
    Plus dailydensen's mastery of the language are mediocre.
    All our message bases are belong to him.

    Darn! I was hoping for massage basses!



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    for sleeping -- a little too quiet: I could feel my ears trying to
    stretch to pick up sound - any sound! Too quite according to my
    city-trained ears!



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  • From Mike Powell@454:3/105 to BARRY MARTIN on Mon Jun 14 16:56:00 2021
    In college I had visited a friend who lived on very outskirts of a small town: his place was pretty much surrounded by fields. Nice and quiet
    for sleeping -- a little too quiet: I could feel my ears trying to
    stretch to pick up sound - any sound! Too quite according to my
    city-trained ears!

    I have had that happen before. It is usually right after I have been
    exposed to a lot of noise and then find myself somewhere nice and quiet.
    It does make it difficult to sleep!

    Mike


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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Mon Jun 14 17:32:00 2021
    Barry,

    Plus dailydensen's mastery of the language are mediocre.
    All our message bases are belong to him.

    Darn! I was hoping for massage basses!

    Deep throated guys rubbing your back...or maybe the bearded ladies who retired from the circus. :P

    In college I had visited a friend who lived on very outskirts of a
    small town: his place was pretty much surrounded by fields. Nice and quiet for sleeping -- a little too quiet: I could feel my ears trying
    to stretch to pick up sound - any sound! Too quite according to my city-trained ears!

    If the wind is blowing right, I can hear the train whistles several
    miles away...and knowing the milepost of the crossings, I can tell how
    far away he is.

    However, it seems like after dark now, you hear gunfire (I doubt it's firecrackers). No place seems safe anymore (sigh!).

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Ky Moffet on Mon Jun 14 06:49:00 2021

    Hi Ky!


    > -=> KY MOFFET wrote to DAILYDENSEN <=-
    > KM> Where did we get this spammer?? I want a refund!
    > KM> DAILYDENSEN wrote:
    > > It was really good to read this. And your writing skill has made me reply
    here.Your writing skill is becoming better and better.
    > Plus dailydensen's mastery of the language are mediocre.
    KM> Not a quality spammer. Contained boring grammatical errors. Would
    KM> not read again.
    So a two-star review?
    That sounds about right. Not illiterate, but certainly not great literature. I can read something just as good from the back of a
    cereal box!

    At least the box rovides sometimes useful!



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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Ky Moffet on Mon Jun 14 06:49:00 2021

    KY MOFFET wrote to ALL <=-

    MIKE POWELL wrote:
    KY MOFFET wrote to DAILYDENSEN <=-
    KM> Where did we get this spammer?? I want a refund!
    KM> DAILYDENSEN wrote:
    > It was really good to read this. And your writing skill has made me
    epl
    > here.Your writing skill is becoming better and better. This would be
    er
    Plus dailydensen's mastery of the language are mediocre.
    All our message bases are belong to him.

    Good, then he can sweep out the message database!!

    There goes all those antiques!


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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Tue Jun 15 07:16:00 2021

    Hi Daryl!

    Plus dailydensen's mastery of the language are mediocre.
    All our message bases are belong to him.
    Darn! I was hoping for massage basses!
    Deep throated guys rubbing your back...or maybe the bearded
    ladies who retired from the circus. :P

    Sometimes one gets what one gets....


    If the wind is blowing right, I can hear the train whistles
    several miles away...and knowing the milepost of the crossings, I
    can tell how far away he is.

    I don't know that detail but in winter the sound of the train whistles
    travel a greater distance (or seem to); some seem to be heard 'forever', blowing their horn at approaching crossings, through the crossing, then
    what seems like a few seconds later warning for the next crossing.


    However, it seems like after dark now, you hear gunfire (I
    doubt it's firecrackers). No place seems safe anymore (sigh!).

    Unfortunately Davenport (next city over) has a lot of shooting and
    shots-fired incidents. "Good news" is the general area where occurring
    is about six or seven miles from the house.



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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Mike Powell on Tue Jun 15 07:16:00 2021

    Hi Mike!

    In college I had visited a friend who lived on very outskirts of a small town: his place was pretty much surrounded by fields. Nice and quiet
    for sleeping -- a little too quiet: I could feel my ears trying to
    stretch to pick up sound - any sound! Too quite according to my city-trained ears!
    I have had that happen before. It is usually right after I have
    been exposed to a lot of noise and then find myself somewhere
    nice and quiet. It does make it difficult to sleep!

    It's interesting the amount of noise we're surrounded by. I have music
    playing in the background (well, usually!) up here in the Computer Room;
    fans blowing inside the computers to keep them cool.

    The other day was outside and one bird was squawk-chirping constantly.
    Wasn't a bad sound, just constant and loud. AFAIK we weren't invading
    his space as when we moved around he didn't calm down nor get agitated,
    in fact a few times he sort of joined us, sitting on the railing about
    five feet from us.


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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Wed Jun 16 16:28:00 2021
    Barry,

    Sometimes one gets what one gets....

    WYSIWYG??

    I don't know that detail but in winter the sound of the train whistles travel a greater distance (or seem to); some seem to be heard
    'forever', blowing their horn at approaching crossings, through the crossing, then what seems like a few seconds later warning for the next crossing.

    I prefer it if it's a steam whistle. And the Union Pacific Big Boy 4014
    will move through my area this summer, passing the crossing about 1/4 mile
    away from my house.

    Unfortunately Davenport (next city over) has a lot of shooting and shots-fired incidents. "Good news" is the general area where occurring
    is about six or seven miles from the house.

    You don't know whether it's fireworks or gunfire.

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  • From Ky Moffet@454:1/1 to Barry Martin on Thu Jun 17 08:11:00 2021
    BARRY MARTIN wrote:
    Hi Daryl!

    > Plus dailydensen's mastery of the language are mediocre.
    MP> All our message bases are belong to him.
    BM> Darn! I was hoping for massage basses!
    DS> Deep throated guys rubbing your back...or maybe the bearded
    DS> ladies who retired from the circus. :P

    Sometimes one gets what one gets....

    Call in the elephants!


    DS> If the wind is blowing right, I can hear the train whistles
    DS> several miles away...and knowing the milepost of the crossings, I
    DS> can tell how far away he is.

    Same here, if I'm paying attention.

    I don't know that detail but in winter the sound of the train whistles
    travel a greater distance (or seem to); some seem to be heard 'forever', blowing their horn at approaching crossings, through the crossing, then
    what seems like a few seconds later warning for the next crossing.


    Track is 100 feet from my door and the next crossing about 400 feet down
    the way, so I get 'em full blast. And we're a slow zone (supposed to be
    15mph speed limit, tho outbound are often going faster).

    But I love trains, so I don't care. :D

    Unfortunately Davenport (next city over) has a lot of shooting and shots-fired incidents. "Good news" is the general area where occurring
    is about six or seven miles from the house.

    Now that we don't get around here, not least because the neighborhood
    would shoot back, with better aim.

    [We have a stand-your-ground law that extends to protecting other
    persons and property.]
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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jun 17 07:33:00 2021

    Hi Daryl!

    Sometimes one gets what one gets....
    WYSIWYG??

    Only if done full screen. :)


    I don't know that detail but in winter the sound of the train whistles travel a greater distance (or seem to); some seem to be heard
    'forever', blowing their horn at approaching crossings, through the crossing, then what seems like a few seconds later warning for the next crossing.
    I prefer it if it's a steam whistle. And the Union Pacific Big
    Boy 4014 will move through my area this summer, passing the
    crossing about 1/4 mile away from my house.

    That far?! Here there's a set of tracks on both sides of the
    Mississippi, I'd guess the Iowa side for Arconic (was ALCOA before the division), ADM (food processsing and derivatives), etc. Other side
    bringing supplies to the electric generation site in Cordova, IL.
    'Obviously' a lot of other places getting and sending materials by
    train.


    Unfortunately Davenport (next city over) has a lot of shooting and shots-fired incidents. "Good news" is the general area where occurring
    is about six or seven miles from the house.
    You don't know whether it's fireworks or gunfire.

    There was some semi-near-by fireforks around 10 last night: maybe 25 'poom-poom-poom-poom' then a small flourish which sounded close to the
    same as the beginning just set off together. About 20 minutes later
    another set of 'poom-poom-poom', a flourish but this sounded tinnier,
    more like a fireworks spray would, then a few poom's and that was the
    end. Baseball where where the semi-pro games are played is about 8
    miles from here and didn't sound like them.



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    mistake in purging out old accounts (you do have my address, I
    trust).

    1313 Mockingbird Place.... <g>



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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Ky Moffet on Fri Jun 18 07:28:00 2021

    Hi Ky!

    > Plus dailydensen's mastery of the language are mediocre.
    MP> All our message bases are belong to him.
    BM> Darn! I was hoping for massage basses!
    DS> Deep throated guys rubbing your back...or maybe the bearded
    DS> ladies who retired from the circus. :P
    Sometimes one gets what one gets....
    Call in the elephants!

    They perform by Zoom too?!



    DS> If the wind is blowing right, I can hear the train whistles
    DS> several miles away...and knowing the milepost of the crossings, I
    DS> can tell how far away he is.
    Same here, if I'm paying attention.

    I just had a flashback to an incident on the news a few years ago:
    someone walked into a train! Good news: train was going very slow and
    the idiot got by with only minor injuries.


    I don't know that detail but in winter the sound of the train whistles travel a greater distance (or seem to); some seem to be heard 'forever', blowing their horn at approaching crossings, through the crossing, then
    what seems like a few seconds later warning for the next crossing.
    Track is 100 feet from my door and the next crossing about 400
    feet down the way, so I get 'em full blast. And we're a slow zone (supposed to be 15mph speed limit, tho outbound are often going
    faster).

    The closeness of the tracks reminds me of the _I Love Lucy_ episode
    where Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel are on their way to Hollywood, stop
    at a cabin hotel in the middle of nowhere. As the train goies by the
    cabin shakes and bounces, the bed slides from one side of the room to
    the other.


    But I love trains, so I don't care. :D

    I'll admit to being part of the take 'em or leave 'em group, but do
    admire the design, strength, sometimes the grafitti. Never had the opportunity to get acquainted.


    Unfortunately Davenport (next city over) has a lot of shooting and shots-fired incidents. "Good news" is the general area where occurring
    is about six or seven miles from the house.
    Now that we don't get around here, not least because the
    neighborhood would shoot back, with better aim.

    <snortle> That's what's needed: consequences! By the news reports it
    seems like a lot of guns are out there but seems all by the criminals.
    (The rest of us are protected by little stickers we got at the dollar
    store: "Warning! These premises are protected by a false sense of
    security!")


    [We have a stand-your-ground law that extends to protecting other
    persons and property.]

    I'm not sure what Iowa has. I do like the concept of not only being
    able to protect one's own person and property but neighbours': neighbour
    isn't home, I see someone break in, call 911 and then (if reasonably
    safe) detain. ...Might have to order delivery: Davenport police are
    sometimes very slow to respond to low-level reports. At least here in Bettendorf they're generally near-instant response.



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sat Jun 19 13:55:00 2021
    Barry,

    Sometimes one gets what one gets....
    WYSIWYG??

    Only if done full screen. :)

    In this case, size DOES matter...not sure about resolution. :P

    'Obviously' a lot of other places getting and sending materials by
    train.

    And, some commodities can only go by rail.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sun Jun 20 07:22:00 2021

    Hi Daryl!

    Sometimes one gets what one gets....
    WYSIWYG??
    Only if done full screen. :)
    In this case, size DOES matter...not sure about resolution. :P

    If it's too coarse it's not good!



    'Obviously' a lot of other places getting and sending materials by
    train.
    And, some commodities can only go by rail.

    Like hobos? If they go via highways and roads they're hitchhikers!



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Mon Jun 21 12:42:00 2021
    Barry,

    Sometimes one gets what one gets....
    WYSIWYG??
    Only if done full screen. :)
    In this case, size DOES matter...not sure about resolution. :P

    If it's too coarse it's not good!

    When the inventor of the girdle asked the woman trying it on, he asked
    her if it fit. She replied "Of corset does". <G>

    'Obviously' a lot of other places getting and sending materials by
    train.
    And, some commodities can only go by rail.

    Like hobos? If they go via highways and roads they're hitchhikers!

    The Railroad Police are on the lookout for these folks.

    In the 1987 movie "End Of The Line", there was a hobo there. In one of
    the opening scenes, he's laying on the track of a siding, and the brakeman
    sees him there...but there's a train rolling toward him. The hobo has a big bottle of whiskey with him, and he's swigging, drunk as a coot, unaware the train is approaching. The late Wilford Brimley was the brakeman (Will Haney), and the late Howard Morris was the hobo.

    Anyway, as the hobo got removed (just in time), the exchange went like
    this:

    Brakeman: You damn fool!!
    Hobo: What happened?? What happened??
    Brakeman: You pretty near bought the farm, you drunken old S.O.B.!!
    Hobo: The hell I did (raucous laugher)
    Brakeman: You lay out around those railroad tracks, and you'll have
    no legs, by golly!!
    Hobo: Well, at least I would have a matched set!! (laughter)

    Later in the movie, on the way into St. Louis (it was actually in the
    yard in North Little Rock), the late Wilford Brimley and the late Levon
    Helm (Leo Pickett (he knocked cars)), were moving through the yard, and
    the exchange went like this:

    Brakeman: St. Louis is a place I always wanted to visit, Leo. Maybe I'll
    come back here one of these days.
    CarKnock: I'd like to bring Rose up here sometime, and show her that
    brewery.
    Brakeman: That'd be real nice.
    CarKnock: There's something on the track up ahead.
    Brakeman: Where??
    CarKnock: Right There!! Shut 'Er Down!! Hold It!! Hold It!!

    They stop the locomotive, and come down the steps. Here's that same
    hobo on the rails.

    Brakeman: Hey!!
    Hobo: Old Crow in a bottle. Prince Albert in a can. Win 'Em Out!!
    Brakeman: I thought I told you once, not to lay out on these damn
    railroad tracks. Now, we pretty near cut you in half!!
    Hobo: Hey!! I know you!! You took my bottle!!
    Brakeman: Are you still trying to get to Chicago??
    Hobo: Oh, yeah.
    Brakeman: Well sir, you're in luck!! We're gonna take you there!!
    Hobo: Are ya??
    Brakeman: Yes sir!!
    Hobo: For once, my horoscope was correct!!

    They finally get to Chicago, but the Brakeman and the CarKnock sneak
    out beforehand. The big "welcome" was supposedly at the yard in Chicago,
    but it was at the former Downing B. Jenks Shop in North Little Rock. The
    band is playing music, and the president of Southland Railroad, Warren
    Gerber (played by Richard Balaban, I think), is secretly going to switch Southland Railroad to an air freight company. The brakeman and carknocker
    sneak off, and the hobo comes out of the engine, drunk as a coot, saying "Chicago!! I love this crazy place!!", and collapses -- that's the last
    we see of him.

    The Southland Railroad President's father-in-law, Thomas Clinton
    (played by Henderson Forsythe) didn't know what was going on, even
    though he was Chairman Of The Board. Well, when the brakeman and
    "carknocker" told him, he blew a gasket...saying "The day the airplane
    went into commercial business, I knew right then, that it was the
    disease that would kill the great railroads!!".

    But, the brakeman and the carknocker had a plan...they "kidnapped"
    Clinton (yet, he was going willingly with them)...and they bought
    the whole [thing] from him for one dollar. <G>

    At the time the film was being made in central Arkansas and in
    Chicago, my workplace (silkscreen printing) printed most of the
    items (signs, decals, the big checks, etc.) used in the movie. So,
    I indirectly had a part in the movie...an "extra extra". <G>

    ... Why is "abbreviated" such a long word?

    How else would we derive 'abbrv."?

    ABRV <G>.

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    He just does it for the halibut, so he isn't floundering in debt. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Tue Jun 22 08:08:00 2021

    Hi Daryl!

    Sometimes one gets what one gets....
    WYSIWYG??
    Only if done full screen. :)
    In this case, size DOES matter...not sure about resolution. :P
    If it's too coarse it's not good!
    When the inventor of the girdle asked the woman trying it on,
    he asked her if it fit. She replied "Of corset does". <G>

    That one doesn't work for a girdle!


    'Obviously' a lot of other places getting and sending materials by
    train.
    And, some commodities can only go by rail.
    Like hobos? If they go via highways and roads they're hitchhikers!
    The Railroad Police are on the lookout for these folks.

    If the hobos flatten themselves again the side of the railcar they
    can'tbe seen!


    In the 1987 movie "End Of The Line", there was a hobo there. In
    one of the opening scenes, he's laying on the track of a siding,
    and the brakeman sees him there...but there's a train rolling
    toward him. The hobo has a big bottle of whiskey with him, and
    he's swigging, drunk as a coot, unaware the train is approaching.
    The late Wilford Brimley was the brakeman (Will Haney), and the
    late Howard Morris was the hobo.

    We like to occasionally watch some old-old shows on TV and 'catch' now-
    famous actors in bit parts, when they were first starting out.


    Anyway, as the hobo got removed (just in time), the exchange
    went like this:

    Brakeman: You damn fool!!
    Hobo: What happened?? What happened??
    Brakeman: You pretty near bought the farm, you drunken old
    S.O.B.!! Hobo: The hell I did (raucous laugher)
    Brakeman: You lay out around those railroad tracks, and you'll
    have no legs, by golly!!
    Hobo: Well, at least I would have a matched set!! (laughter)

    "By golly!" -- that's a discarded expression!


    At the time the film was being made in central Arkansas and in
    Chicago, my workplace (silkscreen printing) printed most of the
    items (signs, decals, the big checks, etc.) used in the movie.
    So, I indirectly had a part in the movie...an "extra extra". <G>

    Neat background!


    ... Why is "abbreviated" such a long word?
    How else would we derive 'abbrv."?
    ABRV <G>.

    And even left out the period!


    ... CELIBATE - What an Italian fishing lure salesman does.
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    debt. <G>

    You were lured into that, hook, line and sinker!




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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Wed Jun 23 20:55:00 2021
    Barry,

    When the inventor of the girdle asked the woman trying it on,
    he asked her if it fit. She replied "Of corset does". <G>

    That one doesn't work for a girdle!

    The late Red Skelton noted that his wife told him "If you don't lose
    weight, I'm going to make you wear one of my girdles!!". Admidst the
    laughter in the audience, he said "I know what you dear ladies go
    through".

    He said that his wife didn't say anything to him about it for over
    2 weeks. Well, he goes in the bathroom, and here's this deal on the
    door. He starts putting it on like a diaper, mightily struggling. He
    is sweating like a horse under the hot stage lights, as he goes through
    with this pantomime. All the while, the entire hall is roaring with
    raucous laughter.

    His wife suddenly walks in, and asks "What are you doing??!!".

    Out of breath, he laments "Ok, Honey. You win. I'll lose weight".

    She screams "YOU TAKE OFF MY HOT WATER BOTTLE!!" <BG>.

    If the hobos flatten themselves again the side of the railcar they
    can't be seen!

    If they lose their grip, they lose their life.

    We like to occasionally watch some old-old shows on TV and 'catch' now- famous actors in bit parts, when they were first starting out.

    I think of Rowan And Martin's Laugh In, when folks like Goldie Hawn,
    JoAnn Worley, Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzy, and others, got their start ("You
    Bet Your Sweet Bippy" <G>).

    "By golly!" -- that's a discarded expression!

    When the retired railroad folks saw the movie at its release, they
    were appalled at the language. They were told "You obviously haven't
    been around a rail yard lately".

    So, I indirectly had a part in the movie...an "extra extra". <G>

    Neat background!

    It was a bear to prepare that 4x8 foot silkscreen for "the check"
    they were given. Moving scores of those over the years, likely
    aggravated the arthritis that's giving me so much grief today.

    ... Why is "abbreviated" such a long word?
    How else would we derive 'abbrv."?
    ABRV <G>.

    And even left out the period!

    PMS Jokes aren't funny --- period!! Or the radio station with
    the callsign WPMS. It has a woman's format...one week of the month,
    it plays ragtime, and the rest of the time, it plays the blues. :P

    You were lured into that, hook, line and sinker!

    Just fishing for content to keep the echo active. So many of the
    echoes have only autopost ads for BBS's. I post mine once a month,
    and that's it. Now, the Today In History stuff is autopost, but it
    recycles on a yearly basis.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jun 24 08:01:00 2021

    Hi Daryl!

    The late Red Skelton noted that his wife told him "If you don't
    lose weight, I'm going to make you wear one of my girdles!!".
    <snip>
    She screams "YOU TAKE OFF MY HOT WATER BOTTLE!!" <BG>.

    The practical portion of my brain is trying to figure out how four
    appendages get through the one opening of the hot waer bottle but the
    rest of me is enjoying the joke.


    If the hobos flatten themselves again the side of the railcar they
    can't be seen!
    If they lose their grip, they lose their life.

    My hobos are smart and are in the inside of the boxcar!



    We like to occasionally watch some old-old shows on TV and 'catch' now- famous actors in bit parts, when they were first starting out.
    I think of Rowan And Martin's Laugh In, when folks like Goldie
    Hawn, JoAnn Worley, Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzy, and others, got
    their start ("You Bet Your Sweet Bippy" <G>).

    Probably worked for everyone: the comedians got a job, the network
    didn't have to pay them a lot because they were at the time unknowns,
    the viewing audience got some pretty good entertainment.


    "By golly!" -- that's a discarded expression!
    When the retired railroad folks saw the movie at its release,
    they were appalled at the language. They were told "You obviously
    haven't been around a rail yard lately".

    [Major train wreck] "Oh dearie, I'm afraid there has been a bit of a
    mishap!"


    So, I indirectly had a part in the movie...an "extra extra". <G>
    Neat background!
    It was a bear to prepare that 4x8 foot silkscreen for "the
    check" they were given. Moving scores of those over the years,
    likely aggravated the arthritis that's giving me so much grief
    today.

    Possibly. All depends on how the body reacts to the stressors.


    ... Why is "abbreviated" such a long word?
    How else would we derive 'abbrv."?
    ABRV <G>.
    And even left out the period!

    PMS Jokes aren't funny --- period!! Or the radio station with
    the callsign WPMS. It has a woman's format...one week of the
    month, it plays ragtime, and the rest of the time, it plays the
    blues. :P

    You forgot about WOMB - the voice of labour. ...Had a generous policy
    for food.


    You were lured into that, hook, line and sinker!
    Just fishing for content to keep the echo active. So many of
    the echoes have only autopost ads for BBS's. I post mine once a
    month, and that's it. Now, the Today In History stuff is
    autopost, but it recycles on a yearly basis.

    I thought some of it looked familiar! <rs!>


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  • From Ky Moffet@454:1/1 to Barry Martin on Thu Jul 1 15:19:00 2021
    BARRY MARTIN wrote:
    Hi Ky!

    > > Plus dailydensen's mastery of the language are mediocre.
    > MP> All our message bases are belong to him.
    > BM> Darn! I was hoping for massage basses!
    > DS> Deep throated guys rubbing your back...or maybe the bearded
    > DS> ladies who retired from the circus. :P
    > Sometimes one gets what one gets....
    KM> Call in the elephants!

    They perform by Zoom too?!

    They do! They make you zoom away very fast.

    > DS> If the wind is blowing right, I can hear the train whistles
    > DS> several miles away...and knowing the milepost of the crossings, I
    > DS> can tell how far away he is.
    KM> Same here, if I'm paying attention.
    I just had a flashback to an incident on the news a few years ago:
    someone walked into a train! Good news: train was going very slow and
    the idiot got by with only minor injuries.

    Forget if I told this before...

    Some years back someone did a suicide-by-train (or so they think) right
    down at my crossing... train operator knew he'd hit someone but they
    never found the corpse. Some years later when they rebuilt the crossing
    (about a year before I moved here; as part of turning the highway into a four-lane and moving it from underpass to overpass), they found the
    remains... apparently had gotten flung a ways and sank in the swampy
    spot, which was more extensive before all their digging disrupted the
    spring.


    > I don't know that detail but in winter the sound of the train whistles
    > travel a greater distance (or seem to); some seem to be heard 'forever',
    > blowing their horn at approaching crossings, through the crossing, then
    > what seems like a few seconds later warning for the next crossing.
    KM> Track is 100 feet from my door and the next crossing about 400
    KM> feet down the way, so I get 'em full blast. And we're a slow zone
    KM> (supposed to be 15mph speed limit, tho outbound are often going
    KM> faster).

    The closeness of the tracks reminds me of the _I Love Lucy_ episode
    where Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel are on their way to Hollywood, stop
    at a cabin hotel in the middle of nowhere. As the train goies by the
    cabin shakes and bounces, the bed slides from one side of the room to
    the other.

    LOL, that would be fun :D

    It's a Burlington Northern track, and VERY well maintained... they're
    out here fixing and tamping and replacing every summer. Probably because
    a couple decades back they had a derail along here, and flying boxcars
    don't mesh well with nearby houses. So minimizing liability.

    Also most of the cars these days are in good shape, tho once in a while
    I hear a bad enough squealer or thumper that I call it in to their 24
    hour emergency office. The one I could still hear screeching 3 miles
    away was notable... a really well-maintained train-and-track is actually pretty quiet with almost NO vibration.

    Not at all like this 5mph zone, which was still in use in this
    condition... new owners are slowly replacing it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-Vwt6xX9rM

    There's also video of it partially derailing and climbing back onto the
    track, but didn't find that one offhand.

    It gets worse (mostly somewhat sped up) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2fq575szuk

    Bad tracks AND snowplow fun!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtBUvGO1g0g


    KM> But I love trains, so I don't care. :D

    I'll admit to being part of the take 'em or leave 'em group, but do
    admire the design, strength, sometimes the grafitti. Never had the opportunity to get acquainted.

    They're even more interesting when you have a trackside view. And yes,
    some of the graffiti is quite impressive artwork. Policy seems to be to
    leave it alone so long as it doesn't cover any of the safety or capacity markings. Also, if there's already nice artwork, the gangs usually don't
    tag 'em.


    > Unfortunately Davenport (next city over) has a lot of shooting and
    > shots-fired incidents. "Good news" is the general area where occurring
    > is about six or seven miles from the house.
    KM> Now that we don't get around here, not least because the
    KM> neighborhood would shoot back, with better aim.

    <snortle> That's what's needed: consequences! By the news reports it
    seems like a lot of guns are out there but seems all by the criminals.
    (The rest of us are protected by little stickers we got at the dollar
    store: "Warning! These premises are protected by a false sense of
    security!")

    Pretty much, if you're in a blue state. Here the sticker points the
    other way around. <g>

    KM> [We have a stand-your-ground law that extends to protecting other
    KM> persons and property.]

    I'm not sure what Iowa has. I do like the concept of not only being
    able to protect one's own person and property but neighbours': neighbour isn't home, I see someone break in, call 911 and then (if reasonably

    Yep. You want a safe neighborhood, it helps if everyone can contribute.

    safe) detain. ...Might have to order delivery: Davenport police are sometimes very slow to respond to low-level reports. At least here in Bettendorf they're generally near-instant response.

    Correct police behavior would be to provide a department and public
    phone number, which answers thus:

    "Corpse Pickup, where may I direct your meatwagon?"
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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Ky Moffet on Fri Jul 2 08:21:00 2021

    Hi Ky!

    > > Plus dailydensen's mastery of the language are mediocre.
    > MP> All our message bases are belong to him.
    > BM> Darn! I was hoping for massage basses!
    > DS> Deep throated guys rubbing your back...or maybe the bearded
    > DS> ladies who retired from the circus. :P
    > Sometimes one gets what one gets....
    KM> Call in the elephants!
    They perform by Zoom too?!
    They do! They make you zoom away very fast.

    In the little clown cars?!


    > DS> If the wind is blowing right, I can hear the train whistles
    > DS> several miles away...and knowing the milepost of the crossings, I
    > DS> can tell how far away he is.
    KM> Same here, if I'm paying attention.
    I just had a flashback to an incident on the news a few years ago:
    someone walked into a train! Good news: train was going very slow and
    the idiot got by with only minor injuries.
    Forget if I told this before...
    Some years back someone did a suicide-by-train (or so they think)
    right down at my crossing... train operator knew he'd hit someone
    but they never found the corpse. Some years later when they
    rebuilt the crossing (about a year before I moved here; as part
    of turning the highway into a four-lane and moving it from
    underpass to overpass), they found the remains... apparently had
    gotten flung a ways and sank in the swampy spot, which was more
    extensive before all their digging disrupted the spring.

    I don't recall that but a little quick mental physics: think of the
    human a a baseball and the train as a bat -- out of the park!


    > I don't know that detail but in winter the sound of the train whistles
    > travel a greater distance (or seem to); some seem to be heard 'forever',
    > blowing their horn at approaching crossings, through the crossing, then
    > what seems like a few seconds later warning for the next crossing.
    KM> Track is 100 feet from my door and the next crossing about 400
    KM> feet down the way, so I get 'em full blast. And we're a slow zone
    KM> (supposed to be 15mph speed limit, tho outbound are often going
    KM> faster).
    The closeness of the tracks reminds me of the _I Love Lucy_ episode
    where Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel are on their way to Hollywood, stop
    at a cabin hotel in the middle of nowhere. As the train goes by the
    cabin shakes and bounces, the bed slides from one side of the room to
    the other.
    LOL, that would be fun :D

    It is a fun episode!


    It's a Burlington Northern track, and VERY well maintained...
    they're out here fixing and tamping and replacing every summer.
    Probably because a couple decades back they had a derail along
    here, and flying boxcars don't mesh well with nearby houses. So
    minimizing liability.

    Those flying boxcars tend to mash rather than mesh. I don't recall too
    much rail maintenance/repir going on around here -- maybe not needed.
    Last project I'm aware of was leveling the rails as the crossed a major street. Before: almost seemed like the 'ka-chunk!' was the sound of a
    car being swallowed.

    Also had an issue following the last flood a few years back: the
    railroad had temporarily elevated some tracks to keep the trains above
    or just wading through the floodwaters. Fine: kept the trains going and
    no traffic as the roads were under several feet of water. Water
    recedes, time passes, tracks are still elevated, blocking some of the
    streets. Eventually resolved: most tracks reduced, I think a few
    streets now have strange elevations to accomodate.


    Also most of the cars these days are in good shape, tho once in a
    while I hear a bad enough squealer or thumper that I call it in
    to their 24 hour emergency office. The one I could still hear
    screeching 3 miles away was notable... a really well-maintained train-and-track is actually pretty quiet with almost NO
    vibration.

    Have the started answering "Hi Ky!" yet?! <g> Now that you mention it
    the train sounds I hear I relatively quiet. Do hear a little bit of a
    rumble but rarely squeals -- subways and busses are the squealers!
    "Worst" thing is the train whistles, and that varies with my sleep
    stage: deep sleep I'll not notice, drifting off -- 'woo-woooo' - "aw c'mon...."....


    Not at all like this 5mph zone, which was still in use in this condition... new owners are slowly replacing it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-Vwt6xX9rM

    Good Grief! At the beginning there was a shot of the train coming
    towards the camera: train wiggling back and forth reminded me of trucks
    on a muddy pot hole-filled road at a construction site!

    About 4:55 one heck of a 'pothole' -- seemed like a two inch gap between
    the rails.

    Did notice the grafitti stopped at about the same level -- rarely used ladders!


    There's also video of it partially derailing and climbing back
    onto the track, but didn't find that one offhand.

    That would be interesting! When one thinks of a derailment cars twisted
    and overturned, a real mess.



    It gets worse (mostly somewhat sped up) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2fq575szuk

    Hmmm: that intialfreeze-framed picture when the system is waiting to
    click to start looks intimidating!

    <chuckle> About 2:00 appears the engineer opens the door and looks back
    to make sure the rest of the train is still attached!

    Quite a few of the shots apears the camera is a little too close for my comfort -- sure, telephoto lens and all that, but some seem like the
    camera is one the tracks with the train coming towards it or just a few
    feet from the track: timmmberrrrr! Squish!


    Bad tracks AND snowplow fun!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtBUvGO1g0g

    I remember reading about that Thailand one: goes right though a
    market and vendors and people move out of the way, then back to the
    market!


    KM> But I love trains, so I don't care. :D
    I'll admit to being part of the take 'em or leave 'em group, but do
    admire the design, strength, sometimes the grafitti. Never had the opportunity to get acquainted.
    They're even more interesting when you have a trackside view. And
    yes, some of the graffiti is quite impressive artwork. Policy
    seems to be to leave it alone so long as it doesn't cover any of
    the safety or capacity markings. Also, if there's already nice
    artwork, the gangs usually don't tag 'em.

    Here they have put artwork on some of the retaining walls and buildings
    to keep them from getting grafittied (is that the verb?), So far seems
    to be working -- pretty sure it goes elsewhere.

    In Vienna (Austria) there is a relatively lot of graffiti, which
    surprised me. There are several areas where graffiti is allowed/
    encouraged -- some of it is quite good: detailed, proportioned.
    Remember one of Michael Jackson which looked closer to a portrait.



    > Unfortunately Davenport (next city over) has a lot of shooting and
    > shots-fired incidents. "Good news" is the general area where occurring
    > is about six or seven miles from the house.
    KM> Now that we don't get around here, not least because the
    KM> neighborhood would shoot back, with better aim.
    <snortle> That's what's needed: consequences! By the news reports it
    seems like a lot of guns are out there but seems all by the criminals.
    (The rest of us are protected by little stickers we got at the dollar
    store: "Warning! These premises are protected by a false sense of security!")
    Pretty much, if you're in a blue state. Here the sticker points
    the other way around. <g>

    Iowa just passed some sort of no registration needed for firearms
    effective July 1 (yesterday as I write this). I'll admit to not getting
    the details but apparently if the customer passes the gun dealer's
    background check then can get a gun. Police are recommending it be registered, partially to comply with other states' laws when travelling.


    KM> [We have a stand-your-ground law that extends to protecting other
    KM> persons and property.]
    I'm not sure what Iowa has. I do like the concept of not only being
    able to protect one's own person and property but neighbours': neighbour isn't home, I see someone break in, call 911 and then (if reasonably
    Yep. You want a safe neighborhood, it helps if everyone can
    contribute.

    Stepping back a bit to a wider view, I've thought it a bit silly to have
    smoke detectors, CO detectors, etc., only audible in the house. Sure,
    alerts if someone is home but if nobody home not heard. If connected to
    an outside alarm then at least a chance a neighbour or someone passing
    by would hear and maybe request the Police/Fire Department. OTOH might
    get ignored like car alarms.


    safe) detain. ...Might have to order delivery: Davenport police are sometimes very slow to respond to low-level reports. At least here in Bettendorf they're generally near-instant response.
    Correct police behavior would be to provide a department and
    public phone number, which answers thus:
    "Corpse Pickup, where may I direct your meatwagon?"

    <snicker> As long as the other end of the trip isn't at Tyson in Joslin
    (IL)! (The joke is it's a meat processing plant.)



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