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  1. Are they headed east, south, or west? I’m guessing east.
  2. Steve, I thought the same thing, having sailed and raced small (<20 ft) sailboats my whole life, until I was on a 28’ sloop in Chicago during a regatta. The wind was high and I had a shroud that was compromised. Rather than risk snapping the mast, I parked it and volunteered to crew on a rescue boat. After a few minutes of watching the Chicago skyline rhythmically rise and fall, I was ready to hurl until one of the racers capsized and we responded. The only other time was on a 40’ Morgan ketch sailing from Harbor Springs to Beaver Island. I didn’t actually put on a food show either time, but it was close. My theory is that the erratic motion of a small boat under race conditions is not conducive to seasickness, whereas slow undulations of a larger boat without the excitement of racing, or rescue, promote mal de mer.
  3. RPM, RBI, VIN, ATM, etc. , as acronyms, become a noun in their own right, therefore, making the acronyms plural makes sense and sounds right. RBIs sounds OK and means the same thing as Runs Batted In, either of which beats the snot out of RsBI, which is correct in an anal OCD sort of way, but disregards its constituent words. Remember, the purpose of language is to communicate, not to fixate on somewhat arbitrary rules. Language is constantly evolving. Double negatives have become almost the norm. For example, “I ain’t got no money” is understood to mean the same thing as, I don’t have any money.” That said, respecting some rules makes communication easier and more elegant. Years ago, we hired some “experts” to prepare an opinion in some litigation. I don’t recall the exact topic, but a young associate wrote “thru” instead of “through.” When we questioned the use of “thru” in a somewhat scholarly paper he pointed out that “THRU” is the spelling used on street signs (insert face palm and eye rolls). Precise language, written and spoken, is going the way of the polar ice caps. Me and my wife were just discussing these ones. Her and me could care less irregardless of what him and her think. It’s where we're at. See, it’s hopeless.
  4. The Army vs Rice and Northwestern vs Stanford games seem interesting.
  5. Go get ‘em. If had space, I’d be all over those.
  6. What, Dave the Texarkana preservationist?
  7. Elden @dtel you’re a blast. You’re wise to avoid static electricity. First, no more mohair sweaters or sneaker loafers. They rub some people the wrong way. Then we could bathe you in Cyastat have Christy do a PVA peel on you. Dave @Mallette swears by it. TAA_articles.pdf said:
  8. DizRotus

    What I Got Today!

    Go Smokey Onyx!
  9. Agree 100%; walk against traffic and bicycle with traffic, but follow the damn laws.
  10. Have tried diyAudio forum? There is some interest in Karlsons over there. GLWS
  11. Could we prevail upon you for a photo of one of the drivers? Hey Claude @ClaudeJ1 what can you tell us about these excellent subs? GLWS
  12. Are drivers included? If so, what are they? If not, what drivers are specified?
  13. DizRotus

    What I Got Today!

    Buckeye-Mobiles have also been seen at Lucas Oil Stadium, as have those representing Wisconsin, Iowa, Penn State, Nebraska, & Northwestern. Am I forgetting anyone?
  14. DizRotus

    What I Got Today!

    Metal-flake green hearses? Not so much.
  15. DizRotus

    What I Got Today!

    I saw that at Lucas Oil Stadium.
  16. What’s the mystery? Put the food in a dish and ring a bell. If the goat’s hungry it will eat.
  17. Thanks for posting photos from the Craigslist listing. Wonder how much lower than asking price of $3,850 seller is willing to go by OBO? Noticed your A25s. One on my favorite non-Klipsch speakers. Have you done anything to refurbish yours, such as new capacitors?
  18. DizRotus

    What I Got Today!

    You are now officially “Professional Grade.” I like the color. I had a 442 that color. I’m surprised you didn’t Go Blue.
  19. My prior reference to the Alerts forum was an error, which has been corrected. You posted this in the proper forum. The rest of my post remains good advice, IMO.
  20. Tragedy into triumph. Was able to transform these Frankensmurfs into DIY Super Heresys following Claude’s @ClaudeJ1 recipe.
  21. Being a bad solderer is not his problem. Being an arrogant, insulting, vulgar know it all who also can’t solder is his problem.
  22. Great story. Thanks for sharing it. Certainly hope that recorder is on display. As a trombone player, you might be interested in this Chinchilla tale. Our older son talked us into letting him get a Chinchilla (not recommended by me as a pet). Max had a large cage with a secluded sleeping area in a small cooler. Being nocturnal, he was usually in his cooler when visitors wanted to see him. Trombone to the rescue. For some reason, Max loved trombone music. Whenever our younger son played his trombone, Max would scamper out of his cooler to stand excitedly as close to the trombone sounds as possible. Eventually, the mere sound of the case opening triggered a Pavlovian response. Max would be attentive until the trombone went back in the case. Max was discerning. It had to be Live; a Bill Watrous recording did nothing for Max. It had to be trombone; our older son’s saxophone did not excite Max. FYI, it takes 300 chinchillas to make a coat . . . . . . it’s because their hands are so small.
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