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  1. tous

    state fairs , going today ,,

    Nice monkey, granpa! What a wonderful young lass. She'll go far.
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    Brief venting post (about the VA)

    Best wishes, amigo.
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    The weight loss struggle begins anew...

    Well said, amigo. I tend to ignore the psychology of biology because quantifying the physics is so much easier than trying to understand why people do what they do. I'll stick to my slide rule.
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    Why would you put that motor in that car?

    Good thing that he has a handy umbrella with that automobile for those pesky desert rain showers. Given the era, probably has the built-in bar in the back as well.
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    142kts in the face.

    They name waypoints Jerri and Mayze? Was a ten-year-old girl in charge of that?
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    The weight loss struggle begins anew...

    I was so absorbed in the awesomeness of science, I failed to get to the relevant effect. If the squishy factory consumes fuel from the easiest to process to the hardest, sugars, carbohydrates, fats, what happens if we have more fuel than is required to run the factory? Like any good factory manager, our little pink bodies store the fuel for future use. Stored fuel is mass and mass, when accelerated by gravity, is defined as weight. tadbart, I wish I could impress upon young'uns that science, from the tiniest subatomic particle to the expanse of the Universe is so fascinating and so much fun that they will never be bored another day in their lives. Heck, you can study just a tiny portion for a lifetime and still not understand everything about it. There is always one more question, one more experiment, one more answer to find.
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    It's gonna be chili tomorrow in my part of Alaska

    Next best thing.
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    It's gonna be chili tomorrow in my part of Alaska

    You having cornbread with it?
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    Why would you put that motor in that car?

    If they had to put it in an early 1970s A-body, I would rather see that in a Monte Carlo and I am not a fan of the entire 1970 decade of GM products. But, their money, their choice. At least it isn't orange.
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    The weight loss struggle begins anew...

    But, but, I have a slide rule and I'm not afraid to use it.
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    The weight loss struggle begins anew...

    Son, I have the feeling that if an elephant was sitting on your chest, you would posit that the elephant didn't exist and anyone noting that there is an elephant on your chest is either mistaken or crazy. I join Rabbi in simply dismissing you, sir.
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    The weight loss struggle begins anew...

    Should I confuse folk by noting that as chemists generally use calories, physicists and engineers generally use joules as the preferred unit of energy? Why? Because chemists are concerned with the energies involved in breaking and constructing molecules witch either consume or produce heat, so calories are great. But, in physics and engineering, we care more about a system's ability to do work, thus, we like joules. I won't mention it.
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    Why would you put that motor in that car?

    I agree. Not the best evolution of the Chevelle to add MORE POWER. Heck, it was ugly.
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    what is your favorite at home meal

    With due respect, I think that everybody's mothers made the bestest fried chicken. Never been a real fan of chain restaurant fried chicken.
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    Beautiful Cars & Trucks

    As a young lad, I used to page through the Yellow Pages (it was an actual book back then) looking for pictures of trucks in the ads. I was a weird kid.