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Forum: Foo
09-11-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,260
Posted By mconlonx

We toss a bunch of stuff in our compost pile....

We toss a bunch of stuff in our compost pile. Easiest for us to grow would be anything that pops up as a "volunteer." Right now, we got a healthy crop of potato coming along, from a bunch that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,138
Posted By mconlonx

Burned through plenty of aluminum learning how to...

Burned through plenty of aluminum learning how to TIG weld it. By the end of a class I took, I very inexpertly welded a cast piece of someone's ATV, a fender brace or something. Definitely no an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 53,225
Posted By mconlonx

Glad to see this! Last time I popped in...

Glad to see this!

Last time I popped in around this forum, I had a Birdy, and the naysayers were gloating with every new Helix delay...
Forum: Foo
08-26-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 253,964
Posted By mconlonx

https://forums.watchuseek.com/attachment.php?attac...

https://forums.watchuseek.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14423049&d=1566834310
Forum: Foo
08-26-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,294
Posted By mconlonx

Shame sometimes works. If the person in front of...

Shame sometimes works. If the person in front of me has more than X items, I'll look at their basket or the groceries on the belt, look at them until they notice me glaring at them, look up at the...
Forum: Foo
08-20-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,356
Posted By mconlonx

Xeriscape. Get some.

Xeriscape. Get some.
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,781
Posted By mconlonx

Not a lot of intelligent life among humans;...

Not a lot of intelligent life among humans; asking a lot to expect different anywhere else...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,391
Posted By mconlonx

We got credit card debt. Plenty of it. We did a...

We got credit card debt. Plenty of it. We did a great job paying cards off on a monthly basis, staying within our means, right up until a lengthy and hard-fought divorce, where her ex's lawyer put a...
Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 253,964
Posted By mconlonx

Love the funky quartz Polaris series. Probably...

Love the funky quartz Polaris series. Probably will pick up one of the GMT models, at some point...
Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,509
Posted By mconlonx

Buddy of mine used to be into chat rooms back in...

Buddy of mine used to be into chat rooms back in the 90s, I think I got involved in online BS in the early 00s. At the time, it was all about the special interest mailing lists, that you basically...
Forum: Foo
08-07-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 253,964
Posted By mconlonx

So that didn't quite happen, here's where I'm at...

So that didn't quite happen, here's where I'm at now...

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The Fortis ended up being one of those "bought vintage...
Forum: Foo
07-25-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By mconlonx

The death scene in Blade Runner is iconic, but I...

The death scene in Blade Runner is iconic, but I always thought it was a bit over-wrought, over-dramatic. One of my favorite movie quotes of all time is in that movie, but does not involve Hauer.
...
Forum: Foo
07-23-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,854
Posted By mconlonx

I had heard 4oz wine = standard drink. ...

I had heard 4oz wine = standard drink.

Still, 5 or 6 drinks in a bottle of wine, regardless -- if you're drinking a bottle/day, you may have an issue...
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,607
Posted By mconlonx

I only drink coffee on day's ending with a "y."...

I only drink coffee on day's ending with a "y." And multiple cups of coffee if the name of the day also has an "a" in it.
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,854
Posted By mconlonx

Wino/lush is pretty much the same thing:...

Wino/lush is pretty much the same thing: alcoholic. Difference is a wino sleeps alone in a gutter, a lush sleeps in a bed next to a wealthy spouse.

Bottle of wine = 6 drinks. If you're drinking a...
Forum: Foo
07-11-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,888
Posted By mconlonx

True story: Got with my current partner, who...

True story:

Got with my current partner, who worked for a national sea-food processing company at the time. For storage, she had all these round paper-board containers with the metal clamping...
Forum: Foo
07-11-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,888
Posted By mconlonx

The farce is that some conservative bootstrappers...

The farce is that some conservative bootstrappers think a pithy, overly simplistic, throw-away saying is a meaningful life-long analogy.
Forum: Foo
07-11-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,607
Posted By mconlonx

you know you need coffee, when ... ...you...

you know you need coffee, when ...

...you dump coffee grounds in the water reservoir.

...you brew without putting the coffee you just ground into the actual filter.

...for some reason, you...
Forum: Foo
06-20-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,538
Posted By mconlonx

Growing up, we ate around the table, starting...

Growing up, we ate around the table, starting with grace...

And now, we only eat in the dining room, around a table, very occasionally. More often in the living room.
Forum: Foo
06-11-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,374
Posted By mconlonx

I'd love to do a long train ride some day. But...

I'd love to do a long train ride some day. But for travel here in the USA, bus is usually cheaper and covers more destinations.

Greyhound used to do this ticket where you could travel on buses,...
Forum: Foo
06-11-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,266
Posted By mconlonx

Growing is legal in our state and every now and...

Growing is legal in our state and every now and then you may pass by a location where they very obviously don't use filters on their exhaust.

Growing indoors traditionally requires use of...
Forum: Foo
05-31-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 122,745
Posted By mconlonx

Right, so we were on an 80s kick the other night...

Right, so we were on an 80s kick the other night and this came up. Not something I listened to with any regularity back in the day -- I was into other stuff -- so I wasn't real acquainted with the...
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,951
Posted By mconlonx

Well there ya go: say nothing. Or, if you...

Well there ya go: say nothing.

Or, if you feel some kind of obligation, tell someone you know he might actually listen to, in this situation.
05-29-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 53,009
Posted By mconlonx

Love, Death & Robots, 9/10 If you like...

Love, Death & Robots, 9/10

If you like adult-themed animation, this series rocks. Many different styles, different sci-fi scenarios, vignettes of various lengths. If you liked Liquid Sky and Adult...
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,598
Posted By mconlonx

We have cable for the internet access, but...

We have cable for the internet access, but haven't even hooked up the cable box for basic service. Premium channels we want, we subscribe online -- HBO, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and PBS.

Years ago,...
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,686
Posted By mconlonx

Just sayin': Sounds like there may have been...

Just sayin': Sounds like there may have been drugs involved...
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 979
Posted By mconlonx

I knew people who took heinous advantage of...

I knew people who took heinous advantage of LLBean's generous return policy, with pride. People like that are the reason we don't get nice things.
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,951
Posted By mconlonx

If you take glee in the misfortunes of those who...

If you take glee in the misfortunes of those who wish you ill, with a well-placed and well-deserved, "Told you so...," then you owe it to yourself to warn them beforehand. It's like knowing you are...
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,758
Posted By mconlonx

We just got turned on to Klondike Choco Tacos not...

We just got turned on to Klondike Choco Tacos not too long ago. Do yourself and favor and don't try one. If you do, there's no going back...
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,686
Posted By mconlonx

Up here in the northeast, there are usually...

Up here in the northeast, there are usually annual tales of hikers getting lost and/or being unprepared for sudden weather changes in the White Mountains (NH). Usually not a happy ending, as in:...
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,791
Posted By mconlonx

There's stuff called "cold patch" which does not...

There's stuff called "cold patch" which does not need to be heated. It's what DOT uses to fix potholes when they are not going to be re-paving. Bring the local DOT a box of donuts, and they may let...
Forum: Foo
05-23-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By mconlonx

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05-16-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By mconlonx

rideshare -- ebike v. regular?

Whenever I hit a major metro area, I am always interested in and heartened when I see rideshare bikes. Boston is the nearest city to which I travel on any kind of regular basis, and they have their...
05-16-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,388
Posted By mconlonx

1. USA should definitely develop HSR. Long past...

1. USA should definitely develop HSR. Long past due. Time was (a long time ago), rail opened up The West. It's still a key shipping modality.

2. However, there are forces working against....
Forum: Foo
05-15-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,992
Posted By mconlonx

Ford Escort, Chevy Chevette, Dodge Omni, etc....

Ford Escort, Chevy Chevette, Dodge Omni, etc. Ford developed into a global producer of small cars. One I'd love to own but which will never be sold in the US is the Euro-only Ka.




Kinda like...
Forum: Foo
05-15-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,992
Posted By mconlonx

You are correct -- they are included in CAFE...

You are correct -- they are included in CAFE standards, but the mileage allowed for Light Trucks is less than that allowed for cars. Also, rate by which mileage was to increase was also lower for...
Forum: Foo
05-15-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 904
Posted By mconlonx

Lived in Boston upon a time, now visit...

Lived in Boston upon a time, now visit irregularly.

Gave up drinking, but in my drinking days, Ipswich was pretty darn good. Especially their Oatmeal Stout -- seriously good ale. There's way too...
Forum: Foo
05-15-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,389
Posted By mconlonx

I work for a New Age publisher. C2C is pretty...

I work for a New Age publisher. C2C is pretty much bread and butter publicity for our authors and books, so...
Forum: Foo
05-15-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,992
Posted By mconlonx

You'd still be free to buy and operate a truck....

You'd still be free to buy and operate a truck. Just that you actually have to play by truck rules. Either that or go the other way and include light trucks in CAFE standards. Shouldn't get to have...
Forum: Foo
05-15-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 890
Posted By mconlonx

The Prisoner is an all time favorite of mine... ...

The Prisoner is an all time favorite of mine...

But Peggy Lipton... only knew her from her role in Twin Peaks, big fan of the show. And here's the wicked creepy part on my end:

We were just out...
Forum: Foo
05-15-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,992
Posted By mconlonx

Cars are lower margin product than trucks. Less...

Cars are lower margin product than trucks. Less cars, more trucks = higher profit for car companies.

CAFE laws don't apply to trucks -- get rid of cars and you can ignore CAFE standards. However,...
Forum: Foo
05-15-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,992
Posted By mconlonx

It doesn't get lost in the price, it is added to...

It doesn't get lost in the price, it is added to what consumers pay, with markup. And then Republicans point to it as another evil of regulation being foisted on the US by Democrats. When it's...
Forum: Foo
04-23-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,088
Posted By mconlonx

Bummer. So I guess it did not make it into your...

Bummer. So I guess it did not make it into your freezer...? Here in Maine, in some towns and areas, we can be put on a local police or sheriff's list to be called in the event of deer/moose roadkill,...
04-11-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 24,215
Posted By mconlonx

I just spent some weekends working at a shop. I...

I just spent some weekends working at a shop. I was a full time mechanic from 2009-2013, then part time for a couple years, and now only on occasion to fill in. In this case, owner was having health...
Forum: Foo
04-10-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,108
Views: 981,078
Posted By mconlonx

Last weekend, I finally got this one up and...

Last weekend, I finally got this one up and running, 1988 Honda NT650 Hawk GT. Needed a tail-light (near unobtainium, now), exhaust, and full carb rebuild right down to the linkage, which turned out...
Forum: Foo
03-20-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By mconlonx

See here's the thing -- I'm not even sure I know...

See here's the thing -- I'm not even sure I know how to produce all social media posts I've ever made, if it were ever demanded...
Forum: Foo
03-20-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,411
Posted By mconlonx

Most of the water I drink is infused with the...

Most of the water I drink is infused with the roasted fruit of Coffea Arabica. Otherwise, it's tap water in a glass or BPA-free bike bottle.
Forum: Foo
03-15-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,488
Posted By mconlonx

It's also, potentially, mail fraud (or more...

It's also, potentially, mail fraud (or more likely, theft) which is Federal in nature and something for which authorities take a very dim view. Since OP mailed it, I would advise them also to be in...
Forum: Foo
03-13-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 944
Posted By mconlonx

https://i.imgflip.com/2vxz7o.jpg

https://i.imgflip.com/2vxz7o.jpg
03-12-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,238
Posted By mconlonx

Off-bike, I don't engage in heated us v. them...

Off-bike, I don't engage in heated us v. them discussions, and try instead to figure out ways to instill empathy in motorists who complain about cyclists.
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