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  1. Outlaw Jose Wales is my favorite but I liked all the dirty Harry movies and really like Unforgiven and Grand Torino. As far as a movie he directed but didn't play a role in, I thought Letters from Iwo Jima was good. I knew a couple of people when I lived in L.A. who worked with him and liked working with him and one of them lived in Carmel, CA when he was mayor.
  2. I did carpentry starting back in the 70's before nail guns came into use, I used a Vaughn 20 ounce smooth face straight claw for everything. I had one job early on where I helped build a 2 story house from the ground up and after a couple of days of nailing up sheer wall I could pound nails without bending them. The old timers said that wood handles were better than steel handles because the wood would adsorb some of the shock from pounding nails and your wrists wouldn't get as sore by the end of the day. Eventually I did get a 24 ounce Estwing framing hammer and I still have that hammer today along wth my Vaughn which I've changed handles on about 4-5 times. Eventually I started using a nail gun but I also did a few demolition jobs and the big Estwing was handy for pulling nails and breaking things apart, like stucco walls. I've always preferred straight claw hammer because with a long handle they're good for scratching your back.
  3. My parents bought a GE refrigerator in 1948 when I was a year old. Ten years later we moved to a bigger 2 story house that my dad had built for $15,000 dollars and a year later his company, bell aircraft, went out of business so we moved to Los Angeles where He Got a job with Lockheed in Burbank and we rented a house for a year and used that refrigerator there. Then in 1960 we bought a house and they bought a new refrigerator and moved the GE to the garage. Then, 15 yrs years after that, They moved from L.A. to Placerville in Northern Cal after my Dad retired and bought a house there and moved the GE refrigerator to be use in the garage and the new house had it's own refrigerator in the kitchen. Then about 20 years after that, The old GE was still running when my parents sold the house in Northern Cal and and move to an assisted living facility here in Washington state and as far as I know, that refrigerator might still be running today. Here is a picture of a 1948 GE refrigerator exactly like the one my parents had.
  4. I hate to make light of such a tragedy but sometimes you hav eto laugh just to keep from crying. Chicago mom allegedly shot son, 12, dead over missing memory card ByEmily Crane September 13, 2021 The New York Post A Chicago mother has been charged after she allegedly shot dead her 12-year-old son over a missing SD memory card. Fallon Harris, 37, is accused of shooting her son Kaden Ingram in the head multiple times inside their South Chicago home on Saturday morning.Prosecutors alleged in court that security cameras inside the home captured Harris pointing her gun at her son as she demanded he hand over the memory card, CBS2 reports. When the boy said he didn’t have the card, Harris allegedly fired a single shot at her son’s head. The boy was “conscious and crying” after the first shot, according to prosecutors.Harris allegedly took a phone call while her son was lying on the kitchen floor and then came back to demand the memory card again. She then shot her son in the head a second time, prosecutors allege. Police were alerted by two family members whom Harris had called immediately after the shooting to allegedly admit what she had done. Responding officers found the boy lying on the kitchen floor with multiple gunshot wounds to his head. Kaden was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Harris has been charged with first-degree murder. She was refused bail during a brief court hearing Sunday where the judge ordered her to undergo a mental health evaluation. Family members told investigators that the mother had been displaying paranoid behavior prior to the shooting. The mother has a concealed carry license and owns two guns, according to prosecutors https://nypost.com/2021/09/13/chicago-mom-fallon-harris-killed-son-over-missing-memory-card/
  5. The cartoon version of her is not much of an exaggeration. She looks like something crazed and evil created by a mad scientist and runs the city like a racist who is hell-bent on exterminating Black people.
  6. If I had that car, I'd leave it mostly stock but put on a set of chrome reverse wheels with baby moons and blackwall tires and then replace the driveline with a Pontiac sprint overhead cam six, a 4 speed and posi rear end with 4:11 gears. The Pontiac Sprint six had a Rochester Quadra-Jet 4-bbl, 0.438/0.438-inch lift cam, 10.5:1 compression, and high flow intake and exhaust manifolds and put out 215 hp at 5,200 rpm and 240 lb-ft at 3,800 rpm. 215 horsepower doesn't sound like much, but the Jaguar XKE six only put out 50 more horsepower and power-to-weight ratio would be pretty good.
  7. A routine police patrol car was driving past a bar at closing time. The officer noticed a man leaving the bar so apparently intoxicated that he could barely walk and stopped tosee if the man would drive off. The man stumbled around the parking lot for a few minutes, with the officer quietly observing. After what seemed an eternity in which he tried his keys on five different vehicles, the man managed to find his car and fall into it. He sat there for a few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and drove away. When the man finally started the car, he switched the wipers on and off even though it was a fine, dry summer night. He then flicked the blinkers on and off a couple of times, honked the horn, and at last switched on the lights. He moved the vehicle forward a few inches, reversed a little, and then remained still for a few more minutes as some more of the other patrons' vehicles left. At last, when his was the only car left in the parking lot, he pulled out and drove slowly down the road. The police officer, having waited patiently all this time, now started up his patrol car, put on the flashing lights, and pulled the man over and administered a breathalyzer test. To his amazement, the breathalyzer indicated no evidence that the man had consumed any alcohol at all! Dumbfounded, the officer said, "I'll have to ask you to accompany me to the police station. This breathalyzer equipment must be broken." "I doubt it", said the man. "Tonight I'm the designated decoy."
  8. People can't help the way they look. Someone might be ugly but be a good person. But often times the ugliness within manifests itself in the outward appearance.
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