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Re: Traveling

Unread post by GoCubsGo » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:54 am

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Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:18 pm
Update: the "shooters" were from Arkansas. Wha-Tever.
https://www.kbtx.com/content/news/508054992.html
Wow, just freaking wow.

Next time they should challenge each other to a game of Russian roulette.
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Re: Traveling

Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:13 am

GoCubsGo wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:54 am
O Really wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:18 pm
Update: the "shooters" were from Arkansas. Wha-Tever.
https://www.kbtx.com/content/news/508054992.html
Wow, just freaking wow.

Next time they should challenge each other to a game of Russian roulette.
It doesn't get the credit it deserves because of the smaller population, but I think Arkansas may be as weird as FL or TX per capita.

Is it really assault or is it just extreme but consensual S & M?
It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Re: Traveling

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Vrede too wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:13 am
GoCubsGo wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:54 am
O Really wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:18 pm
Update: the "shooters" were from Arkansas. Wha-Tever.
https://www.kbtx.com/content/news/508054992.html
Wow, just freaking wow.

Next time they should challenge each other to a game of Russian roulette.
It doesn't get the credit it deserves because of the smaller population, but I think Arkansas may be as weird as FL or TX per capita.

Is it really assault or is it just extreme but consensual S & M?
This is not that unusual. There may even be a post here about a similar case with injury.
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Re: Traveling

Unread post by neoplacebo » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:43 pm

Went to Bays Mountain Park today with daughter and granddaughter, rode on the lake that used to be the source of my city's water supply until the 40's and saw a planetarium show about dark matter. Those planetarium chairs are pretty cool; sort of a cross between a dentist chair and a nice recliner. Anyway, since this is the traveling thread, I thought to mention that there's a big car race at Bristol tomorrow so they can determine who the fastest redneck is at that moment. I think it's the Food City 500 or maybe the Foot Kitty 2000; not sure. Anyway, Bristol is here in Sullivan County where I grew up but I can say I've never gone the eighteen miles or so up the road to see a racing event. I also don't recommend it to anyone here; just wanted to let it be known. good luck

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Re: Traveling

Unread post by GoCubsGo » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:53 pm

neoplacebo wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:43 pm
Went to Bays Mountain Park today with daughter and granddaughter, rode on the lake that used to be the source of my city's water supply until the 40's and saw a planetarium show about dark matter. Those planetarium chairs are pretty cool; sort of a cross between a dentist chair and a nice recliner. Anyway, since this is the traveling thread, I thought to mention that there's a big car race at Bristol tomorrow so they can determine who the fastest redneck is at that moment. I think it's the Food City 500 or maybe the Foot Kitty 2000; not sure. Anyway, Bristol is here in Sullivan County where I grew up but I can say I've never gone the eighteen miles or so up the road to see a racing event. I also don't recommend it to anyone here; just wanted to let it be known. good luck
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:53 pm
neoplacebo wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:43 pm
Went to Bays Mountain Park today with daughter and granddaughter, rode on the lake that used to be the source of my city's water supply until the 40's and saw a planetarium show about dark matter. Those planetarium chairs are pretty cool; sort of a cross between a dentist chair and a nice recliner. Anyway, since this is the traveling thread, I thought to mention that there's a big car race at Bristol tomorrow so they can determine who the fastest redneck is at that moment. I think it's the Food City 500 or maybe the Foot Kitty 2000; not sure. Anyway, Bristol is here in Sullivan County where I grew up but I can say I've never gone the eighteen miles or so up the road to see a racing event. I also don't recommend it to anyone here; just wanted to let it be known. good luck
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:lol: yeah, I agree; it would be a lot more interesting if they made the drivers run the opposite way on every other lap. I'd watch that. Oh, the news is on; the big race is Sunday, not tomorrow.....all that speed got me confused on my days. whew

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Unread post by O Really » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:36 pm

Back when the original Dale Earnhardt was racing, he was being interviewed by one of the sports talkers, who asked him what his strategy for an upcoming race was going to be. Earnhart, with a straight face, says "I plan on standing on it and turning left." The man didn't take himself or his sport overly seriously.

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Unread post by O Really » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:41 pm

Texas has got a lot of seriously fat big-haired women who wear religious t-shirts.

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Re: Traveling

Unread post by GoCubsGo » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:58 pm

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Texas has got a lot of seriously fat big-haired women who wear religious t-shirts.
Drive faster.

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Re: Traveling

Unread post by O Really » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:36 pm

Nice - actually that looks a lot like our coach.

Getting through Texas isn't going to be much fun. We're passing through the hot spots of Texarkana, Paris, Gainesville, Wichita Falls, and Amarillo - much on roads that aren't interstates or in some places like US 82 not even four lane.

So if you're in Texarkana, you're closer to the Atlantic Ocean than to the other side of Texas. If you're in El Paso, you're close to the Pacific. And if you're up in the panhandle, you're only very slightly closer to Brownsville than to Canada.

And we saw our first Ted Cruz bumper stickers today. Drivers were pretty much what you'd expect.

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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:28 pm

That's a large state, let em secede. Call it Cruzland or Cruzikstan.
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Re: Traveling

Unread post by O Really » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:00 pm

Fuckabuncha Texas. There's sustained wind at 35mph blowing dust with gusts to 60 and 90 degrees. Saturday the high will be 40ish, low 25 and snow. Can't leave, can't do anything while we're here.

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Fuckabuncha Texas. There's sustained wind at 35mph blowing dust with gusts to 60 and 90 degrees. Saturday the high will be 40ish, low 25 and snow. Can't leave, can't do anything while we're here.
Looks a lot like Louie Louie and as much of the local alcohol laced fare as needed.

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O Really wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Fuckabuncha Texas. There's sustained wind at 35mph blowing dust with gusts to 60 and 90 degrees. Saturday the high will be 40ish, low 25 and snow. Can't leave, can't do anything while we're here.
76, sunny, light breeze, robin's nest right outside my office window. :P
It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Re: Traveling

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Vrede too wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:22 pm
O Really wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Fuckabuncha Texas. There's sustained wind at 35mph blowing dust with gusts to 60 and 90 degrees. Saturday the high will be 40ish, low 25 and snow. Can't leave, can't do anything while we're here.
76, sunny, light breeze, robin's nest right outside my office window. :P
You're paying me back for winter, aren't you?

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Re: Traveling

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You're paying me back for winter, aren't you?
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Unread post by O Really » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:16 pm

And now there's grass fires.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:52 pm

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And now there's grass fires.
They would not be so bad if it wasn't for those carcinogenic windmills fanning the flames.
It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Re: Traveling

Unread post by O Really » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:15 pm

Well, we finally got a good day in Texas. Weather is tolerable - upper 50's - except the wind.blows.all.the.frickin'. time. Snow tomorrow. :angry-banghead: But we went to Palo Duro Canyon, which I'd solidly recommend to anyone coming anywhere around the Texas Panhandle. Second largest canyon in the US after the Grand, and it's a lot easier to explore. HIke, bike, or just drive through, it's spectacular. https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/palo-duro-canyon

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