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  • welcome to the cafe

    chief - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote from Astro: “Chief, just have to ask, why would anyone despise Jimmy Buffet's music? ” Look I grew up in Mobile Alabama, his alleged hometown where the local radio wouldn't play his music (so he says). After he became famous those same stations played his music 24/7. I was burned out on that crap many years ago. It's all more of the same year after year. He has a brand to support, based on his old crap that hasn't been relevant for 30 years. You can talk about classic rock still being rele…

  • welcome to the cafe

    chief - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote from max.patch: “i started going to jimmy buffet "concerts" in college. and by "concert" i mean it's buffet in a bar or coffee shop performing for free (i did pay a $2 cover charge once at a bar in coconut grove). one time in coral gables the first hour of his show was just me and my friends at a single table. how in the world did he get to be 71 years old!? i also can't believe this song came out 15 years ago...seems like yesterday. youtube.com/watch?v=BPCjC543llU ” I know Buffet's sister…

  • Technology

    chief - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from chief: “Love it or hate it! This morning I wired money to a closing agent for the purchase of a new (to me) house. Guess they don't want checks any more. My bank immediately notified me thru my "smart" phone that a huge (to me) amount was withdrawn from my account. So now you can watch money fly out of your accounts, almost in real time! I appreciate the knowledge that some computer is watching out for me, but it was truly disconcerting to see my hard earned money j…

  • Technology

    chief - - Coffee Talk

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    Love it or hate it! This morning I wired money to a closing agent for the purchase of a new (to me) house. Guess they don't want checks any more. My bank immediately notified me thru my "smart" phone that a huge (to me) amount was withdrawn from my account. So now you can watch money fly out of your accounts, almost in real time! I appreciate the knowledge that some computer is watching out for me, but it was truly disconcerting to see my hard earned money just seemingly vanish in some black hol…

  • Baseball Thread

    chief - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote from odd man out: “Quote from IMScotty: “Quote from odd man out: “Was looking at the MLB standing. Interesting that there seems to be a lot more parity in the NL than the AL. There are four AL teams with better records than the best team in the NL team and there are three AL teams with worse records than the worst NL team. Or to put it another way, the Orioles are 38.5 games behind Boston, but the Marlins are only 18 games behind the Brewers. ” As a Red Sox fan I am excited by their fantas…

  • Pop Muzik

    chief - - Mountain Mike's Jukebox

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    Years ago, I spent a winter sailing in the Caribbean aboard my uncles boat. Nice way to spend a winter, sailing aboard a 65 ft. custom catamaran on someone elses dime, huh? Anyway, at one point we anchored off the Soggy Dollar Bar at Jost Van Dyke, BVI (an infamous gin joint where if your boat had shallow draft you could drop the hook just off the beach and wade ashore for a drink or 2). While there we met a couple off another boat. The girl was a very cute blondie (really young) and the guy was…

  • Where is this hiker

    chief - - Trip Planning

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    Quote from Rasty: “Quote from max.patch: “scott beat me to it. some peoples glass is half full. some peoples glass is half empty. chief doesn't even own a glass. glad everything worked out. ” He owns a glass. It's just broken into 50 pieces. ” hey, get off my shards!

  • Where is this hiker

    chief - - Trip Planning

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    Quote from IMScotty: “Chevalle, Glad to hear that the family can be a bit less worried. I am sure your hiker is doing fine. Please pay no mind to Chief's insensitive post above. He tends to be this way with just about everyone. ” You're my former mother-in-law posing as IMScotty aren't you? You do kinda look alike.

  • Where is this hiker

    chief - - Trip Planning

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    when I first read the original post, I was thinking.... maybe the hiker will just set up his tent in some out of the way place for a year or two and keep a journal so his idiot family will know he chose to starve to death rather than go back to them.

  • whats the weather where you are?

    chief - - General

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    Breeze over Mobile Bay and nearly daily thunder storms keep temperatures in check. Hit or miss rain from the storms. Yesterday afternoon at my house on a bluff over the bay the sky's turned black, the wind howled, but no rain. Friends just north on the delta had deluge with hail. Just an average summer day.

  • Hiking & Biking

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    Quote from Dan76: “Quote from chief: “Quote from Dan76: “Does one have to bleed a hydraulic disk system when changing pads? ” nope, unless you screw up and open the pressure side. just think of them as tiny car brakes. there are about 8000 videos on youtube where a multitude of prissy bike mechanics tell us how to do it. ” A rhetorical question as a bleeding kit was mentioned. ” damn, I must have missed the inflection in you voice.

  • Hiking & Biking

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from chief: “Quote from Dan76: “Does one have to bleed a hydraulic disk system when changing pads? ” nope, unless you screw up and open the pressure side. just think of them as tiny car brakes. there are about 8000 videos on youtube where a multitude of prissy bike mechanics tell us how to do it. ” Who knows, if you look hard enough you might even find one with a masculine mechanic. ” I did see one, trying way too hard to look macho. Alas he failed! His tiny little screw…

  • Hiking & Biking

    chief - - General

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    Quote from Dan76: “Does one have to bleed a hydraulic disk system when changing pads? ” nope, unless you screw up and open the pressure side. just think of them as tiny car brakes. there are about 8000 videos on youtube where a multitude of prissy bike mechanics tell us how to do it.

  • welcome to the cafe

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    Quote from max.patch: “anybody lookin for a girl friend? https://media.giphy.com/media/ZUNKyvwz3u3LO/giphy.gif ” she said - "but you promised not to crawl in my mouth".

  • And In Other News

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    Quote from max.patch: “i don't care if ya love trump or hate him -- this is just wrong... youtube.com/watch?v=oGlk9MMUhno ” I thought it was pretty funny.

  • And In Other News

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    I was one of those students who carried baggage of the expectations of others. I never had to study or crack a book to get my standard B+ grades. My parents expected a lot from me, but they could never stay sober long enough to get it. My teachers knew what I was doing and hated it. I on the other hand got exactly what I wanted, a career that interested me, paid top of the line wages, gave me plenty of time off and allowed me to retire really early. "Hey teacher, leave us kids alone"

  • Hiking & Biking

    chief - - General

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    Quote from LIhikers: “no resentment here, I just don't get it. and I haven't been sitting at home, I was out bicycling yesterday and hiking today and during the week I'll be bicycle commuting to work have a good day chief ” i'm having a wonderful day, thanks. (see, I can be passive-aggressive too)

  • Hiking & Biking

    chief - - General

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    they'll be enjoying themselves and getting their exercise while you guys are sitting at home bemoaning the weather, traffic or some other excuse. why would you make fun of that? I don't get the resentment vibe.

  • And In Other News

    chief - - Coffee Talk

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    You guys miss the point. It's not about GPA, it's about the bruised feelings of coddling parents and their weenie children.

  • Baseball Thread

    chief - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote from max.patch: “Quote from IMScotty: “Nice story... A Minnesota High School student is pitching against a childhood friend to determine which team goes to the Sate Championships. Watch what happens... youtube.com/watch?v=mdBn2NhK8uw ” the catcher had to be thinking WTF when the pitcher blew right past him to get to his friend. ” WTF indeed, you celebrate with your team mates first and then you needle your friend about striking his ass out.