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LesterOfPuppets 11-01-21 08:21 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22292394)
Mrs. GeneJockey's Mom was a reader in a town of uneducated people, so she knew many words from reading that she'd never heard spoken, like the time she was talking about the "subtle nuances" of something, but said "nunces".

A reporter on NPR the other day pronounced hyperbole as hyperbowl.

I was shocked.

abshipp 11-01-21 08:21 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22292385)
Probably. I mean, most people can barely drive in 2 dimensions, so why should adding one make it easier? If the engine in your car stops, you slow to a stop. If the engine in your plane stops, you plummet to the ground.

I wouldn't say "plummet" - rather "descending faster than you would like to be, towards an area you weren't planning on."

Mojo31 11-01-21 08:22 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22292376)
Ditto. I love snakes so I'd love to see a rattler, but I think my opinion may change if I do finally run across one.



I received this book as a gift when I was younger:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9dd040cac2.jpg

As a student of "Hooked on Phonics", I absolutely butchered the pronunciation and am reminded of it every so often.



I don't ever want to see a mountain lion. If I ever, do that means that it's been watching me for a while - and that's absolutely horrifying.


The bobcats around here used to make me nervous. Mountain lion is a whole nuther matter.

Mojo31 11-01-21 08:23 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22292399)
I wouldn't say "plummet" - rather "descending faster than you would like to be, towards an area you weren't planning on."

Sounds like a plummet.

gnome 11-01-21 08:26 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22292363)
Am I the only one who thinks it should be easy to fly an aeroplane? :foo:

yes.


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22292365)
They are easy to fly once you get the hang of it. Landing is what kills you.

take offs are optional. landing is compulsory.

Velo Vol 11-01-21 08:27 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22292365)
They are easy to fly once you get the hang of it. Landing is what kills you.

I meant an airliner. Presumably bampilot06 already has the gist of landing.

Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22292376)
Ditto. I love snakes so I'd love to see a rattler, but I think my opinion may change if I do finally run across one.

I saw a few copperheads when I worked in the wilds of north Georgia years ago.

Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22292385)
Probably. I mean, most people can barely drive in 2 dimensions, so why should adding one make it easier?

Because millions of dollars is spent making them more difficult to crash.

seedsbelize2 11-01-21 08:28 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22292280)
can you say ****aki?

shiitake

gnome 11-01-21 08:32 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22292402)
Sounds like a plummet.

more like an unplanned glide. or dive in the worse case. helicopters plummet. you stand more chances of surviving an unplanned glide than trying to auto-rotate a helicopter down.

LesterOfPuppets 11-01-21 08:52 PM

Slick Rick rerelease news. Double LP with some demo cuts, etc. added, and a book.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5a8a2beded.jpg

Ooh, I got that 12" single of Hey Young World in the upper left of the page open in this pic. Looks like you get an eyepatch too! :)

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e12a5c66cc.png

big john 11-01-21 08:54 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22292376)



I don't ever want to see a mountain lion. If I ever, do that means that it's been watching me for a while - and that's absolutely horrifying.

I was near this house, entering this park when she strolled across my path, maybe 50 yards away. Horse people later told me she had a lair in the hills with cubs.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...73f7962adf.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...08943e8d34.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 11-01-21 08:54 PM

In other olde hiphop news, headed back from the trails to the minivan the other night I rode by the beach volleyball pit and these young teenagers were volleyballlin' and rockin' Cypress Hill on their boombox!!!

It warmed my heart.

Velo Vol 11-01-21 08:55 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22292398)
A reporter on NPR the other day pronounced hyperbole as hyperbowl.

The Hyper Bowl.


LesterOfPuppets 11-01-21 09:08 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22292437)

I wonder what we're gonna get. 6 of the games on the TV schedule say Teams to be announced.

We are gonna get Army v Air Force and Navy v Notre Dame

big john 11-01-21 09:17 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22292401)
The bobcats around here used to make me nervous. Mountain lion is a whole nuther matter.

Bobcats are normally very reclusive and usually by the time I see one, it's already leaving. Once in a while I see one that doesn't care.

Even more rare is seeing a fox. I've only seen one in the wild.

BillyD 11-01-21 09:20 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22292436)
In other olde hiphop news, headed back from the trails to the minivan the other night I rode by the beach volleyball pit and these young teenagers were volleyballlin' and rockin' Cypress Hill on their boombox!!!

It warmed my heart.

I think there was a poster named Cypress Hill around here back in the day.

BillyD 11-01-21 09:23 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22292432)
Slick Rick rerelease news. Double LP with some demo cuts, etc. added, and a book.

That's him, huh? What a wreck.

ls01 11-02-21 04:00 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22292363)
Am I the only one who thinks it should be easy to fly an aeroplane? :foo:

A smart filter would mute posts containing "gravel," "dirt," "fatbike," etc.

It is easy to fly an airplane....once.

ls01 11-02-21 04:03 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22292399)
I wouldn't say "plummet" - rather "descending faster than you would like to be, towards an area you weren't planning on."

unscheduled irreversible decent

indyfabz 11-02-21 04:08 AM

I canít believe itís November already.

datlas 11-02-21 06:15 AM

So they can fix the censor, but not LPLO? :foo:

BillyD 11-02-21 06:29 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22292363)
A smart filter would mute posts containing "gravel," "dirt," "fatbike," etc.

:lol:

BillyD 11-02-21 06:51 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22292471)
That's him, huh? What a wreck.

Doug E Fresh looks good, though.

Velo Vol 11-02-21 06:57 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22292678)
:lol:

You can do it on Twitter.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3a4bd716cc.png

rjones28 11-02-21 07:25 AM

FYI. This isn't Twitter.

MoAlpha 11-02-21 07:30 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22292462)
Bobcats are normally very reclusive and usually by the time I see one, it's already leaving. Once in a while I see one that doesn't care.

Even more rare is seeing a fox. I've only seen one in the wild.

We have fox in our urban back yard on a regular basis. Never seen a bobcat anywhere.


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