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dv8 -Ultra Maga Fascalistic Expy Alidocious
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Linux Rob had snow in Oregon.

dv8 -Ultra Maga Fascalistic Expy Alidocious
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I was just reading Thursday’s thread.

Here’s my contribution such as it is:

We have one black trash bin.

They take everything together, and Patriot, then has machine and AI sorting that separates all the trash.

So… Except for that we don’t use those old steel cans, it’s pretty much like it was in the ’60s. And the big trash bin has wheels so it’s easy to put out.

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy
9 months ago

Merry Christmas and good Sabbath, GN!

The thread pic brought to my mind Miss Emily’s cat, Jeoffry. From his “origin story” of Rejoice In The Lamb, op. 30, by Benjamin Britton, I quote:

  • For I will consider my cat Jeoffry.
  • For he is the servant of the living God.
  • Duly and daily serving him.
  • For at the first glance
  • Of the glory of God in the East
  • He worships in his way.
  • For this is done by wreathing his body
  • Seven times round with elegant quickness.
  • For he knows that God is his saviour.
  • For God has bless’d him
  • In the variety of his movements.
  • For there is nothing sweeter
  • Than his peace when at rest.
  • For I am possessed of a cat,
  • Surpassing in beauty,
  • From whom I take occasion
  • To bless Almighty God.
  • For the Mouse is a creature
  • Of great personal valour.
  • For this is a true case--
  • Cat takes female mouse,
  • Male mouse will not depart,
  • but stands threat’ning and daring.
  • If you will let her go,
  • I will engage you,
  • As prodigious a creature as you are.
  • For the Mouse is a creature
  • Of great personal valour.
  • For the Mouse is of
  • An hospitable disposition


Great personal valour or not, hospitable disposition or not, teh mouse has left the field of battle.

I really like having Christmas on a Saturday with Boxing Day on Sunday because of the way visiting people and re-gifting things fits in with church and the usual visiting that goes on. It’s very relaxing and festive to me. Of course, many people in Britain now shop on Boxing Day which would ruin the Sabbath just like it’s already ruined Boxing Day.  Well, not “just like” but you know what I meant.  

As Paddy’O will say later, have a blessed Sabbath.  Good night.  

Sent from my Galaxy

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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Sunday greetin’s and Happy Boxing Day, GN!

Hi, dv8 and…Harper!!1! 🙂

Hope all of you had a lovely Christmas.

We had a quiet day yesterday; FTR, SiL and the kids all have miserable colds. (But not the coof, so they’ve got that going for them.)

MamaK sent us an Omaha Steaks gift box, so we had steak, potatoes au gratin and SackO’Sugar K made her excellent green bean casserole.

Had a chance to use our (relatively new) meat thermometer, which lead to perfectly done steaks; that was quite nice…and easy.

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Jim made it home safely from TX; I’d expect we’ll have a busy Tuesday, Friday (and possibly Saturday) fixing leaks during breaks in the rains…plus trying to efficiently coordinate same starting tomorrow.

Sure glad the wonderful CA government has been busy building catch basins over the past fifteen years…it’d be a real shame if all the rain were going to waste. 👿

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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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In re trash collection: When I first moved to CasaK, we had our choice of four different trash haulers; when their service got carpy, we could fire one and engage another.

Naturally, the Gwinnett local government “fixed” that under the guise of less wear-and-tear on the roads and safety of the chiiildreeeen! They assigned each of the haulers a particular territory and that was that. Payment is now bundled with our property tax bill. (This has, of course, worked out every bit as well as when L.A. County did something similar for commercial buildings, HOAs and apartment buildings.)

Several years ago, the county quietly admitted that “recycling” was too expensive and dropped it, so everything goes into the same landfills. Nonetheless, the various garbage goons still provide recycling bins and send two trucks around every week. Clearly, a make-work program for goonyun members.

And when the refuse retards “miss” emptying our bin, Republic repeated lies that they’ll “pick it up tomorrow”. (Narrator: “Even after three phone calls, they never do.”) Next time that happens, I intend to make myself persona non grata with my County Commissioners office.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
9 months ago

Happy Sunday, boys and girls! Lovely to see all of you this sunny morning!

What did you think of the Omaha steaks, Fatwa?

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
9 months ago

A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning/afternoon, dv8, Harper!, Fatwa, and Sven!

dv8 -- I’m glad Linux Rob got his Christmas snow.

Harper -- thanks for sharing. That was wonderful!

Fatwa -- glad to hear you had a good and quiet Christmas.

The family will be heading up to start work on a float for the Tournament of Roses Parade. After missing last year, it will be good to see our float family again. This year we’re working on the Aids Healthcare Foundation float.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
9 months ago

I was just wondering if the parade was on this year given the dire chinese flu situation in SoCal.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Drive-by:

Hiya, Sven and Paddy!

Last night’s steaks were the best I’ve ever made at home. (Pan fried ’em.) Pretty sure it was a combination of really good meat and using a thermometer.

Doubt I’d ever purchase Omaha Steaks myself, as they’re a little expensive for my tastes. But they were a lovely gift; Brenda said the hotdogs were also great. We’ve got two more steaks, some chicken breasts and some burger patties left in the freezer.

The shaker of steak seasoning which came with them is pretty good too.

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I see that POS Desmond Tutu is an ex-Bishop; hope the worms spit on his carcass.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
9 months ago

I keep seeing their advertisements and thinking about trying them out.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
9 months ago

Today has been a morning of repairs. An hour and a half tearing apart the vacuum cleaner and cleaning it up -- it just might have been mightily dirty as now it functions as it should. Then my heater blower in my truck stopped functioning the other day, so started testing/replacing fuses and relays. Turns out the knob on the control panel was broken. Duh.

Got a way more expensive Christmas present than I deserve courtesy of Mrs Sven and her brother: a Kimber 1911. I’ve only owned one new firearm my whole life and purchased that 30 years ago. Brushing up on the bullshit CA written test that I have to pass in order to take possession of it. A practice question: The mechanical or electronic combination lock utilized by the gun safe shall have at least ____ possible combinations:
100
1000
10000
100000

WTF? Really? The correct answer is apparently 10,000.

I’m now committed to getting back into the shooting sports.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
9 months ago
Reply to  Mac

That’s a nice looking gun. Mine is a Custom 2 model with a 5″ barrel. I have a Springfield Armory 1911 that I bought used from a friend, but it’s always had problems, or the shooter, me, always had problems with it.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
9 months ago
Reply to  Mac

That’s not bad for shooting with both hands -distance?

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
9 months ago
Reply to  Mac

It’s good to see you here, Mac -- you’ve been way too quiet lately.

dv8 -Ultra Maga Fascalistic Expy Alidocious
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Reply to  Mac

I seem to have developed an aversion to almost all social media.

This is causing me problems in some ways.

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy
9 months ago
Reply to  Mac

And I’m so glad. Muting Mac is NOT a goodness.