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  1. My 120 lb. Malamute woke me up at 3 am growling at the door from my bedroom to the porch like the devil himself was on the other side. That was a bit unnerving until I figured out it was just racoons poking around on the porch.
  2. Congrats! My grandfather got an F250 with that engine a couple years ago. He asked me what I knew about it. I told him we had two at work and it makes a nice noise when you get on it but it will pass everything but a gas station. My uncle put their Harleys in a 20' trailer and they took it to Sturgis. He said they stopped every 150 miles to fill it up.
  3. I used to work with a guy who had to deal with the IRS over several months. They aren't that polite and they damn sure aren't sorry when they rob you. Even when they've done so by mistake.
  4. Like, that's cuz of global warming man!
  5. I forgot all about him being on that.
  6. No kidding. The most I see or hear from my neighbors across the street is when he waves when I see him leaving for a round golf or her planting flowers in her garden. I see the other neighbors less than I see their German Shepherd. I feel like I hit the neighbor lottery.
  7. The pickles, I'm good with. Not sure that I've ever had regular beets. But I did finally try pickled beets after enough nagging. Yeah, they can go the way of the dodo.
  8. Even environment hating petrol heads that tuned in to Clarkson's Farm know the grain is either good enough for humans or sent to make animal feed. And they aren't making bread with what's paid out for animal feed. Meat eaters' nursery rhyme starts with, A tisket, a tasket, a brisket in my basket.
  9. I like green beans, and I like casseroles. But green bean casserole can eff right off.
  10. Just what type of plowing is going to happen when those seeds are planted?
  11. I made it 2 episodes after Rick vanished and lost all interest.
  12. I'm not saying I condone such things. But I understand.
  13. You can only push a man, or woman, so far before a missing Swingline stapler turns into a building burned to the ground. I raise a glass at this very moment to you because, I get it. Believe me , I do. They're all the third kind of Kansas sun mentioned by Josey Wales. Sonsabitches.
  14. Turd Ferguson and Sean Connery in Jeopardy is probably my all time favorite skit.
  15. I spent the last couple days watching clips of him. He was one of a kind. The moth joke for instance. It could have been done in 30 seconds, tops. The punch line was visible from a mile away. After 3 minutes, you have no idea where it's going, or if he's off some medication. Then, BAM. Right where you thought it was going in the beginning and you didn't even see it coming. His interview with Letterman after he was fired from Weekend Update was gold. Also his last bit on Letterman when Dave had an endpoint for the show. He was getting choked up at the end. It was sweet, classy, and heartfelt. I was a kid when I started watching SNL and Dennis Miller was doing Weekend Update at the time. I didn't really have any interest in it but, then Norm took over. I can't say why but I always looked forward to seeing it with him. That's probably why his passing makes me pause more than most celebrities. One more piece of my childhood gone to the hereafter. If you know what he said about cancer you'll get this. After a 9 year battle with cancer, he fought it to a draw. RIP Norm.
  16. See if you can spot his son in the movie. It's a really touching scene.
  17. My wife always rolled her eyes when she found me watching an Eastwood movie I've seen a dozen times. I took her to see Gran Torino in the theater. When that part rolled, I caught tears in her eyes. I smiled all the way home.
  18. I have my father's Stanley Thermos that he carried coffee in to work at the shipyard, and water when we would cut and haul firewood when I was a kid. It sits on a shelf in my garage next to his Stihl 041AV that still runs like top. Next month will be 20 years since he passed away. There could be a Ferrari in my garage and that shelf would still be more valuable to me.
  19. It gives me a bit of joy to imagine the scene from the original Robocop where ED209 blasts the exec in the office away by mistake, not because he was holding a gun. But because he's the guy who designed windows 8.
  20. I always thought it was because 8 was such a POS that the fix for it had to be even farther away than one system. Like, make a replacement system, then throw it in the trash and replace that one instead.
  21. Wink was a beautiful creature. The last 4 legged friend I said goodbye to was pretty bad off with many of the same afflictions. Throw in a knee surgery on top of it, and a 13 year old, 120 lb. Malamute was anything but spry. On his last evening with me, he surprised me by walking around with me outside before bed better than he had in months. Like it was something he wanted to do instead of something he had to do. I don't understand where it came from. He even made sure he followed me to bed that night like he used to before he got so feeble and had to stay in the living room on his bed. He was at his familiar place at the foot of my bed, guarding the door one last time when he slipped away in the night. I also saw the same thing in my dad the morning before he passed. He wasn't even able to speak for days because he was so weak. He hugged me, smiled, and spoke in more than a whisper when I left for work. That was the last time I saw him alive and I remember thinking how he looked so much better than he had. Ok, something is my eye. Gotta go.
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