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      04-21-2017 10:53 AM #83701
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      Oh, and who is that?
      I have no idea, but it was too good not to use.

      Quote Originally Posted by Turbio!
      They make my ass look pretty.

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      04-21-2017 10:55 AM #83702
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      I'd salt her lake city.
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      04-21-2017 10:59 AM #83703
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      He's a history buff and ex radio host who does deep dives into a given topic. That podcast is called Hardcore History. WW1, The Eastern front of WW2, etc. The most recent was the dawn of the nuclear age through the 60s. Basically, he just tells you an extremely dense, in-depth story on a given topic in history. I think the WW2 series is like six 4-hour parts or something bonkers. Intimidating, but worth it.

      His Common Sense podcasts are shorter (~1hr), and are put out monthly-ish. I mentioned before, he's an independent. He used to be a democrat but has morphed into a fiscal conservative/social liberal who believes in a certain degree of social safety nets and looks beyond the immediate implications of political moves. He'll call out both sides. The right for, well, everything right now. Then he'll point out how Obama's supporters were fine when he used EOs to pass stuff they liked and were blind to the fact they were increasing presidential power. The prophets of doom is a good one to start with. It's a single episode (4.5 hours), so should be perfect for your drive.

      Fair warning...his delivery takes a little getting used to. He can be over the top intense sometimes. He can read a boring old quote and give it a lot of dramatic effect. Must be the talk radio days coming through.
      I had a bunch of 8 hour drives when I was handling some family affairs last year, and I knocked out the WWI episodes in a few weeks. Get in the SS, set cruise control to 80, and laugh at how people acted like idiots 100 years ago and how similar it is to how we act today.

      Quote Originally Posted by CaleDeRoo View Post
      WhatsApp would actually work really well. You could send cheeky voice messages, pictures, and videos, and if you've had too many beers to give your address you can just click "send location"

      You know, this post is extra creepy next to your new avatar.

      Also, I bought a six pack of Denoginizer on my way home after the train. Lady called to say she's going out with a friend, so I bought myself some gyro's, and got denogged. Holy crap my 5am wake up call sucked, and it's hard to believe I've been at work for two hours already.
      Driving While Awesome Podcast. Give it a listen.
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      Brendan told me to get the best discount, I had to send dick pics. I thought this was standard car buying practice.
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      Brendan and his all knowing heavy breathing baboon are correct.

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      04-21-2017 10:59 AM #83704
      Quote Originally Posted by MCTB View Post
      We need to mulch but I have 60+ year old Silver Maple in the backyard with about 45 million helicopter seed pods hanging in there. Mulching will have to wait until those F'ers drop.
      We've reduced how much we mulch except for in a few spots. We have a dozen or so white pines that drop a blanket of needles. The ones on the lawn get mulched and/or bagged, but the ones in the flower beds around the trees tend to create a thick needle blanket that chokes out the weeds.

      My summer project this year is getting the outdoors in order. I bought a tow behind dethatcher, will be testing the soil soon to see if I need to put down lime, will be more diligent in my fertilizer schedule, etc. The back is a mess and needs more work. I have a firepit back there so i need to start working on my burn pile. We're also looking at getting a deck put in. We've got a big concrete slab around the pool, but a deck would really help with the usable outdoor space.

      Anyone have recommendations on materials? Are composites better than the first gen stuff? We get 4 seasons here, so temp changes are a thing. I'm looking to get it done right from the get go. Run the gas line for the grill, built in benches on one side, 2 staircases, etc.

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      04-21-2017 11:03 AM #83705
      Quote Originally Posted by Sold Over Sticker View Post
      I had a bunch of 8 hour drives when I was handling some family affairs last year, and I knocked out the WWI episodes in a few weeks. Get in the SS, set cruise control to 80, and laugh at how people acted like idiots 100 years ago and how similar it is to how we act today.



      You know, this post is extra creepy next to your new avatar.

      Also, I bought a six pack of Denoginizer on my way home after the train. Lady called to say she's going out with a friend, so I bought myself some gyro's, and got denogged. Holy crap my 5am wake up call sucked, and it's hard to believe I've been at work for two hours already.
      Are you on IG? No idea if PMs work like an email chain with multiple users, but IG could work instead of a new app. Then pics of said beers we're looking for or have to trade would be easy to send.

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      04-21-2017 11:03 AM #83706
      Quote Originally Posted by Tornado2dr View Post
      I have no idea, but it was too good not to use.


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      04-21-2017 11:03 AM #83707
      Quote Originally Posted by pwm View Post
      Are you on IG? No idea if PMs work like an email chain with multiple users, but IG could work instead of a new app. Then pics of said beers we're looking for or have to trade would be easy to send.
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      Quote Originally Posted by bothhandsplease View Post
      Brendan told me to get the best discount, I had to send dick pics. I thought this was standard car buying practice.
      Quote Originally Posted by H.E. Pennypacker View Post
      Brendan and his all knowing heavy breathing baboon are correct.

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      04-21-2017 11:06 AM #83708
      Quote Originally Posted by Sold Over Sticker View Post
      @myfemurhurts
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      04-21-2017 11:25 AM #83709
      Rabberto, when does all of OT get to find out if you're having a boy or a girl? Or are you just going to let the child decide?
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      04-21-2017 11:29 AM #83710
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      Rabberto, when does all of OT get to find out if you're having a boy or a girl? Or are you just going to let the child decide?
      A baby rabbit is called a kitten. Ironic?
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      04-21-2017 11:29 AM #83711
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      are you just going to let the child decide?
      I don't even think we're liberal enough for that to fly.

      Next week.
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      04-21-2017 11:31 AM #83712
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      I don't even think we're liberal enough for that to fly.

      Next week.
      Is it the bathroom laws?
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      04-21-2017 11:32 AM #83713
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      A baby rabbit is called a kitten. Ironic?
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      04-21-2017 11:42 AM #83714
      Quote Originally Posted by PizzaCat! View Post
      I don't even think we're liberal enough for that to fly.

      Next week.
      Nice.

      Here's hoping for a healthy whatever it's gonna be.
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbio!
      They make my ass look pretty.

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      04-21-2017 11:46 AM #83715
      Quote Originally Posted by 20thAna3282 View Post
      Brother in law's wife had their baby last night, I'm officially a uncle.
      I became an uncle at 6 years old. My sisters are much older.
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      04-21-2017 11:49 AM #83716
      Well, I survived last evening. I also met the singer of a band I used sort of like but the singer is a giant douche bag. So that was fun.

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      04-21-2017 11:50 AM #83717
      Quote Originally Posted by Reflex Silver 2.0T View Post
      I became an uncle at 6 years old. My sisters are much older.
      one would hope.
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbio!
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      04-21-2017 11:50 AM #83718
      Quote Originally Posted by pwm View Post
      The Ghosts series is amazing. It and the Blueprint are serious time commitments though. I haven't listened to the Kings of Kings series yet. The most recent one, Destroyer of Worlds, was a good listen. I'd like him to do the Korean War at some point.
      King of Kings is BONKERS. Crazy Achaemanid Persians...

      Blueprint is a HUGE time commitment, but it is so well presented, and researched, I think it's worth it.

      If you want shorter history podcasts, I enjoy Our Fake History. Sebastian Major vs popular historical myths. They usually run 20-40 minutes each, and no more than three episodes on a topic as a general rule. Less exhaustive, but much quicker paced.
      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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      04-21-2017 11:56 AM #83719
      Quote Originally Posted by Time for a GTI View Post
      What are all these things you guys are talking about? Is it fiction? Someone said it's history stuff, right? I like history stuff. Maybe I'll download one for my Montreal drive in a couple weeks. What's a good one to start with?
      Dancarlin.com if you want the heavy stuff. Carlin's voice and vocal mannerisms might take a little while to get used to, but he does an excellent job. I would start with The American Peril as an intro episode.

      Ourfakehistory.com for shorter bites with a more energetic host. Try his series on the Trojan War (episodes 15-17) or the 1421 hypothesis (26-27) for good ones.
      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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      04-21-2017 12:00 PM #83720
      Quote Originally Posted by Tornado2dr View Post
      one would hope.
      She was 18, barely.
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      04-21-2017 12:00 PM #83721
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      Quote Originally Posted by MCTB View Post
      Oh, and who is that?
      Cristina Blackwell.

      Happy Googling.
      I keep up with traffic with only 90 hp. What's your superpower?
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      04-21-2017 12:06 PM #83722
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      Here's hoping for a healthy whatever it's gonna be.
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      04-21-2017 12:36 PM #83723
      The do not want to work is strong today. Luckily I don't have much going on.
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      04-21-2017 12:37 PM #83724
      Emmet, I don't think you are supposed to call them "blacks" anymore.

      Or maybe you are...I don't know.
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      04-21-2017 12:39 PM #83725
      Quote Originally Posted by Mild Taco Sauce View Post
      Well, I survived last evening. I also met the singer of a band I used sort of like but the singer is a giant douche bag. So that was fun.
      tool?
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