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    Random Thoughts Deserving No Thread of Their Own 13 (2018)

    Originally posted by Bear Up North
    My fellow Cyburbians:

    As we welcome in a new year, we sadly say "goodbye" to an old friend and with the grin that made slackers famous, we welcome a new friend.

    The RANDOM THOUGHTS THREAD has been part of our lives for many a post. The thread has given us reason to laugh, made us cry, once in a while encouraged a wink or two. Even though tagged with a RANDOM line, the thread was often not so "random". Cyburbians used it to test the waters on a thought and would, once in a while, create a thread with a central theme first posted on the Random Thread.

    The original Random Thread will be quietly laid to rest. The ideas, thoughts, observations, complaints, shouts of joy, exclamations of disgust.....they will still be in the archived files. But we all know that time makes us forget, and there are many things that were shared in the original thread that time will HELP us forget.

    As we begin to fill this new (and exciting! ) thread with our "randoms", let's take a moment to thank all of those who contributed to the original thread. But more importantly.....let's roll out the red Cyburbian carpet for "newbies" and others to join us. We look forward to a better world.....jump-started on this 3rd day of January, 2007.....go forth and gather thy randoms.

    Oh yeah.....

    Road trip.

    Bear

    Random Thought Progress Report

    __________ 1000, _2000, 3000, _4000,_5000, _6000,_7000,_8000, _9,000,_10K,_11K, _12K, Closing #
    #13 - 2018 -
    #12 - 2017 - 02-28, 05-23, 08-24, 11-28, 12-29, 5096
    #11 - 2016 - 02-09, 03-23, 05-12, 07-01, 08-18, 10-12, 12-07, 12-31, 8,072
    #10 - 2015 - 02-06, 04-06, 06-15, 08-14, 10-01, 11-29, 12-30, 12-31, 12-31,9,570
    # 9 -- 2014 - 01-31, 03-12, 05-21, 08-09, 10-21, 12-11, 12-30, 12-31, 12-31, 9,291
    # 8 -- 2013 - 01-18, 02-12, 03-22, 04-22, 05-17, 06-20, 07-30, 09-16, 11-13, 12-19, 12-31, 12-31, 12,050
    # 7 -- 2012 - 02-23, 05-12, 07-10, 09-12, 11-06, 12-06, 12-28, 12-31, 12-31, 9,327
    # 6 -- 2011 - 02-25, 04-12, 05-26, 06-30, 08-10, 10-05, 12-05, 12-31, 8,041
    # 5 -- 2010 - 03-04, 05-09, 07-26, 09-22, 11-24, 5,563
    # 4 -- 2009 - 02-19, 04-24, 07-13, 10-07, 12-31, 5,004
    # 3 -- 2008 - 04-04, 07-07, 09-23, 12-22, 4,085
    # 2 -- 2007 - 03-10, 05-19, 07-24, 10-11, 4,862
    adjusted by the 50 posts that were listed in #1 and posted on & after 01/01





    Let's Go >

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    The Tournament of Roses Parade. Another reason to fall asleep in front of the TV watching dead flowers.
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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    Another reason to fall asleep in front of the TV watching dead flowers.
    Out of curiosity, which was the first?
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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff View post
    Out of curiosity, which was the first?
    I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that it was, oh, I don't know, WINE?

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    Beginning 2018 with a cold is an auspicious start to the New Year.
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    Posting Achievements

    last year we averaged 14 posts per day (rounding up)

    on average we achieve 1K in posting on/or about Feburary 21

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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    Beginning 2018 with a cold is an auspicious start to the New Year.
    It appears to have been a 24-hour bug, so hopefully that's out of the way for the next, oh say, decade or so.
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    Between the New Years Eve festivities and UGA's triumph last night, it's a minor miracle that I'm functional this morning...
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    Happy 2018, everyone.

    To infinity and beyond!
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    I realized I'd never fully watched the three Lord of the Rings movies, so I did that yesterday. Great movies, but they are incredibly freaking long. I finished the final one at around 1:30 this morning. I am tired.

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    I'm back-hope y'all had a good New Years.
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    The New Year started out with a flat tire in the cold, at least it was in my driveway. The spare of course had no air in it since it wasn't used for like 5 years. The air compressor died in the middle of filling the spare. I took the wife's car to get a cheap pancake compressor from Harbor Freight. To keep it all happy, I've decided to call it an early birthday present and not spending money that I didn't want to spend.
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    Quote Originally posted by dvdneal View post
    The New Year started out with a flat tire in the cold, at least it was in my driveway. The spare of course had no air in it since it wasn't used for like 5 years. The air compressor died in the middle of filling the spare. I took the wife's car to get a cheap pancake compressor from Harbor Freight. To keep it all happy, I've decided to call it an early birthday present and not spending money that I didn't want to spend.
    The flat spare happened to me a year ago. I now make it habit to check them when I check the oil and other fluids.

    I have small pancake compressor that works well for putting air in the tires; however, I would like to have a new/bigger one so that I can make snow in the back yard for the kidsme.

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    Quote Originally posted by AG74683 View post
    I realized I'd never fully watched the three Lord of the Rings movies, so I did that yesterday. Great movies, but they are incredibly freaking long. I finished the final one at around 1:30 this morning. I am tired.
    Back when they first came out I got the collector's edition DVD sets. We did a marathon binge where we not only watched all three movies but watched all the making of episodes as well. It took three full days with timeouts basically to eat and get a bit of sleep.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Back when they first came out I got the collector's edition DVD sets. We did a marathon binge where we not only watched all three movies but watched all the making of episodes as well. It took three full days with timeouts basically to eat and get a bit of sleep.
    That's what I have, but didn't watch the making of part. I'm planning to upgrade to the Blu Ray collection soon. Somehow my Fellowship of the Ring disc is scratched a little and I ended up having to skip 3 or 4 chapters. Good reason to upgrade. I also need to get The Hobbit trilogy and threw the Harry Potter anthology in the cart too. Why not. I've never seen all 8 of those movies start to finish either.

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    The TPMS (tire pressure monitoring sensors) are all barking at me in the car. Whenever we get a cold snap, they start going off randomly.
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    Quote Originally posted by AG74683 View post
    That's what I have, but didn't watch the making of part.
    IMHO the making of segments are as good, and in some cases even better than the movie itself. One can learn a ton about filmmaking by watching those things. I learned what 'bigatures' are gained new appreciation for the sheer immensity of the scale of production those films involved. I mean just the administrative aspects were mind boggling. Lots of great anecdotes too. You learn where Viggo Mortenson (Aragorn) broke his foot while filming (the scene made the final edit) and how some editor at a publishing house back in the day had the audacity to attempt to EDIT Professor Tolkien. Loads of great info on stagecraft too.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by AG74683 View post
    I realized I'd never fully watched the three Lord of the Rings movies, so I did that yesterday.
    I thought I was doing that the other day. Turns out it was a New Zealand hiking show on NatGeo.
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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff View post
    I thought I was doing that the other day. Turns out it was a New Zealand hiking show on NatGeo.
    I'd wager those films have done more to promote tourism for New Zealand than ALL of the efforts of their national tourism board have during the entirety of its' existence.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    It was a down year at my friends New Years gathering. The cold kept several people away, but the fire pit was very warm as long as the wind didn't blow. He only cooked 16 racks of ribs, 8 hens and 4 briskets.
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