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by trackstar
Yesterday, 12:12 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days
Replies: 69
Views: 2650

Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Whatever their political colours. 
Thanks very much - you too!

It was a cold and rainy day, so I took advantage of the border lockdown (no guests at all) and slept. 

Best Thanksgiving ever! : D
by trackstar
November 26th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
Replies: 365
Views: 42031

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Nice - looks like a great view from a warm room. Civilization has its good points - imagine no heat this time of year!

A few recent pictures from here - the lake and the marsh:
by trackstar
November 25th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
Replies: 365
Views: 42031

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That is thoughtful, and direct commentary and no offense taken at all. However, to clarify, I have only evolved a little bit, at least so far, from being philosophically opposed to m@##$&*%, to being positive and willing to see it in a different light. My parents were happy together though and grand...
by trackstar
November 25th, 2020, 1:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
Replies: 365
Views: 42031

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Товарищ Толстохвостый hacked the forum?
Я не знаю, товарищ он толстый хвост или товарищ худой хвост, но я знаю, что есть:

More Bounce to the Ounce - Zapp and Roger

Turn it up - all of Brighton Beach should be lockin' and poppin' to this one!
by trackstar
November 24th, 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
Replies: 365
Views: 42031

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Hey, wha'happened?  I saw Cuchulainn trolling one of my fans and now it's gone!! 

Anyway, here is a FUNKY song for a cold night:

Flashlight - Parliament Funkadelic

leptoq - try this - and shake that USSR a$$ : D
by trackstar
November 24th, 2020, 2:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
Replies: 365
Views: 42031

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An Ode to Cantor Behold the Continental philosophers, spinning their soliloquies sunrise to sunset, quotidienne to the full extent of their preciousities. Comes one Georg Cantor with a neatly boxed apparatus. "DEFINE yourselves," he says "through my Infinite and well-ordered sets!" Creating Confusi...
by trackstar
November 23rd, 2020, 10:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
Replies: 365
Views: 42031

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Elton John? Ah, Candles in the Wind - nice free association, but no. Bladerunner - Dr. Tyrell to Roy Batty at the mansion: Twice as Bright short clip and this is charming:  9 seconds of Grant and Hepburn in Charade: Do you know....? Agreed!  @1963; they don't make them like they used to.
by trackstar
November 23rd, 2020, 8:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
Replies: 365
Views: 42031

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It's from the Tao Te Ching, which I read every now and then. Great quote and there are many others in that book: “He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty." That's what I've been working on - hard work and not finished yet! LOL Do you recognize this one?  “The flame that b...
by trackstar
November 23rd, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
Replies: 365
Views: 42031

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Thank you for the invitation - a good laugh. No doubt we could do a version of “Girls Gone Wild” there. : D But if Scandilous promiscuity would be at one extreme for me, based on my long time hermitage, love and marriage is at the other. I like the idea of marriage now, after many years of philosoph...
by trackstar
November 23rd, 2020, 1:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
Replies: 365
Views: 42031

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leptoq, it is always delightful to hear from you and I appreciate your concern for my well being. : ) I hope that you are wearing a mask and any other protective gear you need at these exciting NY parties! Certainly we all enjoy a glimpse of an adventurous lifestyle and people here can start making ...
by trackstar
November 23rd, 2020, 12:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
Replies: 365
Views: 42031

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It was a white-gray and chilly day, but very nice walking in the woods for a few hours this afternoon. I took lots of pictures - many interesting things emerged from the forest.  But here I will just show the broad pine needle pathway and a field where I found some beautiful moss, still vivid green ...
by trackstar
November 23rd, 2020, 12:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2406
Views: 180101

Re: Stupid question of the day

Happy to know you had a nice time. : ) I'll post a couple of today's hiking pictures on my blog here. I may have told you, I have not had Siamese cats, but my sister had a Himalayan for many years. He was shy and Very Particular about people. and rightly so. https://t2.ea.ltmcdn.com/en/images/3/4/0/...
by trackstar
November 22nd, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2406
Views: 180101

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I feel a need to say something here, but actually have next to no experience with deer. I do occasionally catch flak from the local non-carnivores when they encounter pigs’ feet in the fridge, though. And is it just me, or does she fall for the most predictable pick-up lines? If you are referring t...
by trackstar
November 22nd, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2406
Views: 180101

Re: Stupid question of the day

I invited home a Vegan Viking. We will be cooking! (He claims he can't cook, so I need to teach him everything - you know, slicing onion, etc.) The question is where do I hide this from his sight? (Not Leela, her chicken.) You are likely just kidding, but packaging is important! I would put that tr...
by trackstar
November 22nd, 2020, 1:17 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 4146
Views: 228066

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Here is my problem: as described earlier today on another thread, The State Authorities, in all their wisdom, decided to close the borders of my state in order to deter Thanksgiving travelers and revelers from bringing Covid here. However, in a typical bureaucratic gaffe - they announced this on Fri...
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