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Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 1558
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, January 03, 2011 - 2:20 pm:   

There is supposed to be a huge meteor display in the skies tonight.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/01/11 0103-2011-quadrantids-meteor-shower-space-science/
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6323
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - 4:50 am:   

We were clouded over so I couldn't see any of it.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 1559
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - 8:40 pm:   

We had a clear sky and were supposed to see it in the wee hours of the morning. I was up at 1:30 am and 3:30 am and didn't see it either.

P.S. Wish me luck. I'm going to have two MRI scans tomorrow to see if there's anything wrong with my head causing the headaches. I should be okay though. Everyone knows how empty-headed I am. I'm surprised they are letting me have the tests. I just heard about a man in Arizona who was denied a liver transplant because he only had Medicaid (welfare), and the man died. Something is very wrong with our health system.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 2035
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - 10:34 pm:   

An empty head is better than no head at all. ( I have been watching Charlie Chan movies)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1739
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2011 - 12:03 am:   

No doubt with your #1 son?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6328
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2011 - 2:40 am:   

...... which would be an improvement on a #2 son?
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 1560
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2011 - 4:58 am:   

I am a great lover of Charlie Chan movies. Personally, I prefer his #2 son and also his driver Birmingham.

With the way my head hurts right now, I'd like to take it off and let it hurt on its own. Since it's empty, I wouldn't miss it.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1740
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2011 - 8:45 am:   

NOT FOR KATHY


Richard, that was a pretty sh!tty thing to say!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6330
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2011 - 10:19 am:   

Thanks Ken, It's nice to know that they don't all fall on stony ground.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 1562
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011 - 3:34 am:   

Richard, did you see the movie "The King's Speech"? My sister took me the other day. It was one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. It also didn't hurt that Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush are two of my favorite actors.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6349
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011 - 7:05 am:   

No Kathy. The only films I see are either on TV or if we buy a dvd.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1743
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011 - 9:12 am:   

Kathy, I saw it and LOVED it! It's nice that your sister is getting you out and about...
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 1744
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 11:41 am:   

Blurb in today's paper: "Scotland is preparing a bid to host the opening stage of the Tour de France in 2017, possibly between Edinburgh and Glasgow. That would cost $7.8 million, but could generate $155 for the economy."
Mike, what do you say? We could save up a!rfare in the next 6 years, can't we? Our accommodations would be taken care of by Liz and Richard (I assume).
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6356
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 1:07 pm:   

We won't stand a chance if Qatar puts in a bid.

BTW, have you heard that FIFA are considering playing the World Cup matches there in the winter? They've got the bribes safely tucked away (allegedly), and now they are going to corrupt what's left of their principles by resorting to this.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1957
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 1:28 pm:   

I always knew, that Scotland is a part of France and not of Great Britain. At least the colors are the same.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1746
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 3:37 pm:   

Markus, I was getting worried about you! You are our most prolific poster (even more than Richard!) and you haven't posted in 2 days. Did you see my post about asking you your thoughts on Estonia going to the euro?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6361
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 7:12 pm:   

Markus, you need an eye test............
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6362
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 7:15 pm:   

Ken, you need a maths lesson.
Which is the larger? 1957 or 6391?
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1958
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 4:04 am:   

Ken, no, i didn't see it.

Richard, in knew your answer colors. Are you a chameleon? Sometimes i can also see some red. Maybe just in your eyes, when you see red.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6363
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 5:19 am:   

You post "Ken, no, i didn't see it" just proves my post "Markus, you need an eye test" correct eh?
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1747
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 8:16 am:   

Of course, Richard, Markus has been only posting since 7/09 but using my incredible math skills I determine that Markus has been posting 1306 posts/year and you have been posting 1414 posts/year, so you ARE the king.
LONG LIVE THE KING!!!!!!!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6364
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 8:24 am:   

Je suis le Roi! Merci.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1959
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Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 9:42 am:   

bi, ifsf bsf nz hmbttft bhbio!
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1960
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Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 11:17 am:   

Ah, here are my glasses again!
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1748
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 11:18 am:   

What he said...
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1961
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Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 1:56 pm:   

It's a little Mercury-puzzle. Where is Simon?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6367
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 2:54 pm:   

Before someone asks what you meant markus......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tdpk0dT6z4


On the subject of puzzles; an answer in today's Scotsman newspaper crossword was "phizog". I wonder how many people outside the UK would have got that one correct.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 2041
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 10:54 pm:   

"phizog" A Scotsman who plays solitaire. And talks about it a lot.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1963
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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 3:30 am:   

BTW Richard, the answer is up there!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6369
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 5:06 am:   

"The Matrix" (1999)....... "The answer is out there".
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1749
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2011 - 1:14 pm:   

Richard, thought you might enjoy this!

http://www.seattlepi.com/fun/comic.asp?feature_id= Bizarro
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6372
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2011 - 2:02 pm:   

Ha! Fly guy! Excellent.

Chicken and flied rice.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 2043
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 4:45 pm:   

It's very quiet. What's going on? Not everyone can be watching old movies like I am.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1750
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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 4:48 pm:   

What old movies are you watching?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6379
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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 5:21 pm:   

Mike's home video show! They are REALLY old.

BTW..... It's been so quiet that Ichecked the news channels just to ensure that the USA hadn't been wiped out by the plague or something.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6380
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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 5:24 pm:   

We keep getting the Bourne trilogy on our minor channels. I keep watching them whilst I'm playing PGS or something. The car chases are superb.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 2044
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 10:49 pm:   

A lot has been happening here in the US. Most of it bad. The Senate and the House are quiet so far this week after a lot of finger pointing last week. Two big football games this weekend. And I am still in trouble.
I have been watching Charlie Chan movies and some other old ones. A couple of mysteries that I had never seen before and one Mr. Moto. The Mr. Motos are hard to find on the internet. I wanted to watch "A Study In Scarlet". But no one made it. There is a Sherlock Holmes movie by that name. But it a totally different story line.
Time to watch "Chalie Chan at the Circus" now. TTFN.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1751
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Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 12:58 am:   

If Richard is right, should we be watching "A Study in Scarlet Fever"?
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 1970
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Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 3:01 am:   

"It's very quiet. What's going on?"

I try to get as far as possible to TI #283. You mentioned, that it is a mind braker. That means, no time to post.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6381
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 4:36 am:   

I rented a piece of software to try and make some money on the net. I have made a modest sum but it is very time consuming. I hardly have time to chuck abuse at you guys.
A quote from an American comedian on TV when he was asked why he spends so much time in the UK. "I love it here. It's so much harder to offend you guys than it is back home".
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 2045
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 11:34 am:   

I will expect a full report of the winnings and the losses in an email.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6382
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 11:42 am:   

The only thing I've lost since I started it is my cool and some hair.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 2046
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Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 4:55 pm:   

So it's business as usual.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 1565
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 3:27 pm:   

Mike, I think I've watched every Charlie Chan movie ever made. My favorites are the ones starring Sidney Toler. Have you seen the Sherlock Holmes series with Jeremy Brett? Those are my favorites.

BTW, I've been quiet because I'm waiting until I can see properly again which will be in the beginning of March. So you guys have 1-1/2 months before I start making trouble again. Don't you miss me? On second thought, don't answer that.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 2047
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Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 3:46 pm:   

I have watched all of the Jeremy Brett ones that are available on the internet. I also watched some made as a television series with Ronald Howard (Leslie Howards son) as Sherlock Holmes. They were entertaining. If you have not seen the Chalie Chan in Spanish then you have missed one. Also several more which are lost. I will get the list. I like Sidney Tolar also. But the real Chan fanatics seem to like Warner Oland. They believe he put more effort into learning the character. Added on to the disks I have is a lot of information. The detective that Charlie Chan may be based on. Also nice story about Keye Luke #1 son. And more.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 1566
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Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011 - 3:34 am:   

Have you seen the new Sherlock Holmes series on Masterpiece Mystery on PBS? They have modernized him, and I do not like it at all.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011 - 4:03 am:   

On TV the other day they were talking about an author who has been commissioned to write some more Sherlock Holmes mysteries. The intention is to keep him in the correct era though.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 2049
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Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011 - 12:37 pm:   

I have not seen any new Sherlock Holmes. Except for the movie with Robert Downey Jr. Which was good. Guy Richie was able to show London in the late 1800s very well I thought. The plot was manipulated of course to make it more appealing to new audiences. I thought Sherlock was a little to dark at times. But that was ok. I will have to look for the new PBS ones.
There have been other writers who have done Holmes. Nicholas Meyer is the first that comes to mind.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6384
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Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011 - 3:14 pm:   

Ken, A while ago you were talking about cycling the Lecht road north to Tomintoul etc. How about this for a coincidence? A good friend of ours is planning to celebrate his birthday by doing precisely that. He's not doing it the easy way either. He is starting at Land's End and incorporating this leg into his journey to John O'Groats. Not only that but he is taking several detours to go up as many of the steepest hills as possible. He used to specialize in hills when he was a bit younger. "The steeper the better". Immediately after beating one he would turn right round and do it again. "Just to prove it wasn't a fluke". Oh, I forgot to tell you which birthday he will be celebrating by making this 1,000 mile trip. His 70th!!!
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1752
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Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011 - 4:49 pm:   

My hero!!!!!!
(Him, not you, just to be clear!)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6385
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011 - 5:11 pm:   

I will be undertaking part of the journey too Ken. (That's a bird isn't it? A too Ken). My trip will be powered by diesel. We will drag him into Helmsdale's Bannockburn Inn and force alcohol into him. The next day he will have to cycle up the notorious Berridale Braes, (a euphemism if ever there was one). It's hard enough driving up it with a hairpin bend at it's steepest corner. John maintains he will do it no problem. I don't doubt him. He's some guy. I couldn't walk up it.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 2018
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 4:53 am:   

I heard, that the oldest woman in the world died with an age of 115 years. I wonder who is the oldest man at present in the world. (I have a guess, but am not sure.)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6418
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 4:11 pm:   

No comment.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 2019
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Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 1:46 am:   

Richard, i know it's not you. You are old, but not that old.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1764
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Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 2:28 am:   

And, unlike Mike, you're not missing any threads!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6424
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 5:05 am:   

Not threadbare then.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6455
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 6:28 pm:   

Kathy gets her eye surgery on Monday. I'm sure that everybody wishes it to be a great success.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 2095
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Posted on Monday, February 14, 2011 - 1:17 am:   

It will turn out great Kathy.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Post Number: 1578
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 9:47 pm:   

It turned out great. This was the surgery on my bad eye which I thought I'd never see out of again, but I can now actually see clearly out of it. My other eye will be done on February 28th. Hopefully, soon after that I'll be able to play PGS like I used to. And I know you all miss my posts.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 6472
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 5:34 am:   

Ah! Ignore my post in Tuxedo Kathy.
That is wonderful news! Failing eyesight is a miserable condition. My eyesight was so good in my early life that I could read the bottom line of eye charts without an error. These days I hate doing any DIY because I cannot see the heads of screws clearly enough to get the screwdriver into position. I wish that they could fix that, but no!
Enjoy your new outlook on life Kathy. Good eyesight is precious.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 1:25 pm:   

Just read the information, that Jerry Lewis would have had today his 85th birthday and thought of his famous scene in a film, where he is playing the typewriter on a real machine. I thought, i could find this scene simply on Youtube, but i was wrong. But i am sure, anyone, can surely tell me the name of the film or give me a link to that film scene.

(I have found some films, also with Jerry Lewis, but not the scene in that film.)
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 2:58 pm:   

I'm not sure, Markus, but I think it's "The Errand Boy".
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 3:06 pm:   

Here's a link to several Jerry Lewis scenes including one he does with the typewriter. Although it is not from the movie, it is the same as in the movie.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWJBfvWjlk0&NR=1
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 3:44 pm:   

>Just read the information, that Jerry Lewis would have had today his 85th birthday [...]

Just to clear, Jerry Lewis is still alive, so he is having his 85th birthday today. :-)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 3:52 pm:   

Perhaps Markus meant that he is dead popular.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 1:12 am:   

Gregg, in that information i heard it sounded like "he would have". (I wondered a little.) Of course he is still alive, but as Richard said, i think no young people do know him, at least in Germany.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 3:39 am:   

Did you enjoy the typewriter clip, Markus? I've been a Jerry Lewis fan since I was little. Of course that was some time ago.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 5:33 am:   

I know this clip but it is not the same as the scene in the film. The film scene is so special, because he is typing on a very old machine and it is very hard to do that in this fast rhythm.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 1:47 pm:   

http://travel.webshots.com/album/579921427kwJyre
Just uploaded......Dunfermline Abbey & Palace.

For Kathy in particular, but of course everyone else is welcome to take a look too.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 3:57 pm:   

Richard, beautiful pictures and history of the abbey. As you can guess, however, my favorite pictures and story were of Greyfriar's Bobby. How lucky you were to see his statue and grave. What a truly inspiring story, especially needed in today's crazy world. Thanks.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 5:01 am:   

Thanks Kathy. You will have noticed that I told the genuine story of Greyfriars Bobby, and not the Hollywood version. I don't know what makes them mess around with history. A true story is far superior to a fictionalized version.
I'm becoming very lazy in my old age. I'll get round to sorting out the photos of St.Giles Cathedral as soon as possible. It is lovely.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 12:28 am:   

A note to the Ken's. My son is currantly in Key West and having a terrible time. It is just too hot for him. I figure and his friends have seen all there is to see. But is there anywhere he might have missed?
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 12:36 am:   

Sloppy Joe's?
Margaritaville?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 2:02 pm:   

Thanks Ken. I think they have been to Margaritaville. I don't know about Sloppy Joe's. It is staying hot there even at night. So they are staying in the air conditioning in the condo. My son does not tolerate heat.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 2:12 pm:   

My brother from Iowa is the same way. He came down to visit me and he said "If it wasn't for the heat, the traffic, or all the people, Florida would be a nice place to live!" But, surely, the heat couldn't have come as a surprise to him?!
Ken Blackwell (Blackie9)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 2:31 pm:   

Been in Florida my whole life and never been there. I did see Ernest was haunting a hotel there, maybe they should visit him....its inside.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 3:15 pm:   

Is it as hot as Hell? Let's hear ......


Cooling down could be enjoyable here.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 10:29 pm:   

And I thought Richard had been invited to the wedding. My son had been to Jacksonville last year and the weather was fine. But when you move a few hundred miles closer to the equator it will get warmer. Glad you are home safe Richard.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 1:21 am:   

We have had yesterday 21C (about 70F) and i thought about going more North again.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 1:57 am:   

Markus, nice to hear from you again! Were you on holiday with Richard?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 2:30 am:   

It's nice to be home again but we were extremely loth to do so this time. Weather was very warm every day, sometimes sunny, sometimes overcast, but always warm.
Found you a new puncture-proof bike Ken. It's the one Chris Hoy uses for training. Should be no problem for a youngster like you.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 4:17 am:   

Let me at it!
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 11:36 am:   

Ken, no, thank's god, that i was not on holiday with Richard, hicks ( i was just thinking ...). Also there maybe would be the danger, that i have to watch the wedding on friday.

Very easy: just no time. Don't ask when i played my last PGSME game. I cannot remember.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 12:09 pm:   

Richard, i am sure, that Ken will use this Mountain bike for a trip into the Rockies.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 12:09 pm:   

It would appear that you are as excited as me about the royal wedding Markus. I have been whipped up into a state of abject apathy. This massively expensive farce is because what's-his-name is the future King of England. Peculiar that the entire UK shares the bill for it.
The weather forecast is for heavy rain.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 12:58 pm:   

I think i will be/get closed into my office at home, bondaged against the chair, just hands free that i cannot disturb my wife while watching this money waste. But thank's, that you pay for it with your taxes, so that my wife is glad in watching it.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 1:54 pm:   

"It's good to be the King". (Mel Brooks in History of the World part 1 and The Producers) Or future king.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 2:38 pm:   

"It's bad to be the King", Charles I,1649.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 3:20 pm:   

Louis the 16th. 1786?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 3:31 pm:   

They had a head for dates Mike.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 4:56 pm:   

Let's hear it for the Monarchy.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Friday, April 29, 2011 - 10:34 pm:   

Wasn't that wedding exciting. On another note. Richard. Debbie and I went out to dinner tonight. By ourselves! A group of people came into the Indian restaurant and were seated. I started to listen in on there conversation. Lo and behold I heard Scottish accents. So as we were leaving I said excuse me but what part of Scotland are you from. Edinburgh was the answer. Did they know of a city called Inverurie I asked. Of course they say. It's near Aberdeen. Then they invited me over. But also said they didn't want Donald Trump and his new enterprise. But I was welcome. So I guess I am on my way.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 12:30 am:   

Can I come too?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 3:45 am:   

OK, I have to admit that even a hardened old cynic like me was pretty impressed by the wedding. I did see quite a bit of it. When it comes to pageantry and pomp there is no-one who can do it nearly as well as the Brits.
Dinner by yourselves eh Mike. You should do that more often. Next time you fancy doing so, just say,"Mikey, your mom and I are going out. Don't wait up". He'll get the message. And tell him to take his dogs out too.
When you asked my fellow countrymen if they'd heard of Inverurie, wouldn't it have been nice if they'd said, "Yes.That's where Richard lives"? BTW, it's not a city. Population of 11K in 2001. Probably twice that now.
I can't really understand the hostility a few people have towards Donald Trump's new golf course outside Aberdeen. It would provide employment for lots of people and be a major attraction for golfers from all over the world. It WILL go ahead. Make no mistake.
Any time you fancy popping across to the UK, just let me know. I am your ultimate tour guide. Liz and I have been everywhere! Of course you can bring young Ken along too. He can be my official beer taster. (I've got quite into "Real Ales"). I had loads of different ones when we were away. That's something the supermarkets cannot compete against. Those are likely to be the salvation of British pubs.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 4:59 am:   

Speaking of pubs, there was a news segment where an American journalist was in a British pub and they pulled him a pint. You could tell he didn't like it because he says, "Oh, it's warm!" Us Americans like our beer COLD! Are there any pubs in the UK that serve it that way?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 5:37 am:   

I've never had warm beer anywhere, except when I was in my early twenties. Nowadays practically everything is stacked on chilled shelves or in chilled cabinets. All draught beer is served cold. Sometimes it is even possible to order a cold or a super cold pint of the same variety. Btw, did you notice that beer is no longer a banned word?
Re the royal wedding, we were shown excerpts from several U.S.shows. What a load of absolute piffle they tell you guys. They just make it up. Utter garbage. Maybe the warm beer journalist helped with their "research".
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 6:02 am:   

Any luck with my FT #?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 1:27 pm:   

I thought the same thing about the Trump project. In fact one of the things they said was "Come on over. We need the money. It could be that some of your countrymen want to keep out those large developements as they ruin the ethnic feel of the country. I belive you feel somewhat the same. But money is money and jobs are hard to come by. People there will just have to watch his plan carefully and make sure it doesn't get too crazy. But the work he has done in this country that I have seen has been respectful of the invironment and people.
The wedding. I watched what was a recap of the festivities. I didn't care to watch it live. The Fox news replay from their earlier broadcast was well done I thought. They had that former tattletale Butler from the Queens household with them and he could straighten out the Americans when they got a fact wrong. I do enjoy all the pomp and crap. I like the military units and seeing the places that I have been to. My wife is more critical (big surprise). She thought Williams attire was wrong. She liked Harry's better. And she didn't like the brides dress that much. I thought it was great and I like her sister a lot. All the people who went to get just a glimpse of the Royals got just what they wanted. A lot of money spent on the wedding. But there was a return in jobs (short lived perhaps) and revenue from the hotels and pubs and all. Nothing terrible happened which was good. So it was a good day. I hope William and Kate had a good night. :-) Or is that. I hope Kate had a good Knight. :-) Beat you to it Richard.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 2:00 pm:   

Re the Trump golf complex Mike, it is mainly one guy who is holding everything up. His house is little better than a shanty but he owns the vital strip of land that is essential to the plans. Trump has bent over backwards to accommodate the clown, but he is refusing to budge. I think his land will eventually be forcefully purchased by the Council in order to facilitate the deal. Our SNP First Minister will definitely be reelected in a week or so. He is all for it. Besides, if we are in the middle of a recession we should be encouraging such projects.
I liked the bride's dress. She wanted to elegant without being flashy. Many men who are engaged to be married will be glad that she chose something so simple. Who wants to spend a fortune on a dress that will only be worn once? It's your own faults if you are lumbered with tittle-tattle Paul Burrell. You guys put up with his crap. He gets mocked over here. You are welcome to keep him.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 9:18 pm:   

I would hope that the person holding up everything is more interested in staying in his long time owned family shanty than just money. But I am a dreamer. A lot depends on how much Trump already has invested in the project. He could just say forget it. As it looks like he did on a project in Lower California. Besides. He might be our next President and it would look bad to own property in another country. Although it doesn't matter to the Chinese and Japanese.
I watched the replay of the BBC coverage today. There was nothing else to do. I learned a lot more stuff. Had I wanted to get up at 1 am the day of the wedding I might have heard it then. I am not lumbered with the tattle-tale. But I would not hire someone who cannot keep a secret. So hopefully this is last I will hear from him. I realize the Royals may do things in a different way. But unless it affects the country it none of anyones business.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 10:35 pm:   

Did Richard go on holiday again!
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 11:21 pm:   

He's out celebrating Osama bin Laden's capture!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - 12:53 am:   

Well I hope he has a double for me.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - 2:36 am:   

If he does, make sure to have him genetically tested!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - 5:01 am:   

Alas poor Richard has not been away on holiday again. It was decreed that the garden had to be sorted out so we have been at that for days. It has been neglected for a long time, so we have about 20 sacks of weeds. (Mainly through bird seed). I'd bought Pathclear to spray onto at large area of lock-block at the rear of the house. Then Liz noticed that there were lots of Lupin seedlings growing in between the blocks over a wide area. "Lupins aren't cheap" says she. Nett result that yours truly has been lifting lock-blocks, removing said seedlings, potting them up, and then relaying the blocks. My legs are aching. My back is growling constantly. Another few hours should see that phase finished. Then we'll need to get some new plants, then we'll need to do this and then we'll need to do that, and after that we'll need to do some other things. Mike can relate to this. I'm beginning to feel as if a "friendly fire" strike on our compound wouldn't be a bad thing. Have a word with Mr.O.
It was great to hear that that unspeakable bastard Bin Laden has been killed. Just a pity it was such a quick death. Let's hope Gadaffi gets his soon too. After that I pray that civil unrest sweeps across the entire Arab world and that all of their dictators get exterminated too. Then if the Iranians could rise and overthrow Abdul A Dinnerjacket I'd feel a bit more charitable.
There are a couple of bits of good news. 1/. I am going to the pub today to see someone about bringing his trailer to the Mechen mansion to take all the weeds etc to the tip. 2/. Liz is moaning about how sore her back is with all this gardening. God moves in mysterious ways, as do crabs.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - 5:29 am:   

Alas Poor Richard. I know how you feel. Although I can say I have never belonged to the Save The Lupin club. But we have a different set up around here. But this is not the place to discuss all the inner workings of some peoples minds. If I could only have a discussion with Mr.O. But he would probably listen like everyone else around here. When you get everything finished (which will never happen). And your back starts feeling better. It's off to holiday I would think. About time for that trip to Wales before the tourists start pouring in. BTW. It is very hot and dry here so keep your eye on the news. Forest fire time. Try some cream on your back. I use a product called Icy Hot. Don't know what you have there. My wife says it doesn't do any good. But I think it helps.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - 7:34 am:   

Richard, maybe after taking care of the Lupin seedlings you can go to Lupin Lodge out in California. Perhaps Mike and Debbie can join you! Check them out at http://lupin.com/
(My eyes! My eyes!)
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - 7:41 am:   

After seeing each other there, I'm sure you are going to need this: http://lupinpharmaceuticals.com/
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - 8:45 am:   

You guys are not well!
Today's news..... Beer is good for you. Well perhaps not for you, but it's done me the world of good. I can no longer hear that whining noise in my ears.
Holidays are always in my thoughts. Got to make up fot lost time. Tempus fugit and all that. April in the UK has been the hottest and driest since records began! I watch the news and see that heath fires are devouring large chunks of the parts of Scotland we enjoy the most. Even the Loch Muick (Mick) has been ravaged this week. We've talked about there previously. Roads closed here and there because of extensive fire fronts. RAIN is forecast. Bring it on! Without rain, how would we make so much beer?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - 1:04 pm:   

Forget Lupin Lodge. There is no golf course. And I have tried nude tennis. Too many dangly things to contend with. And all that stuff bouncing up and down. Forest fires in Scotland. What is going on. AlGore must be right. Has the English Channel gone warmer or colder?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - 2:02 pm:   

The bounce of the balls is too quick for me too Mike.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - 2:29 pm:   

Did I ever tell you guys about the nude 5K I ran 10 yrs ago? I tried to get a friend to run it with me and I still remember his response, "Ken, I don't know what would frighten me more; you running in front of me or behind me!"
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - 2:49 pm:   

Was it a competitive race Ken? Did you have any stiff competition?
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - 6:56 pm:   

Thank heavens, no!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 1:10 pm:   

The Lord Of The Lupines will perform his annual spring dance of the lupines tonight at 5pm est.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 4:44 pm:   

"Could Magellan sail around Mike?" you ask. He did circumnavigate the globe. Mike "The Globe" Butler has a bit of a ring about it; the Equator its called.
Back to Magellan though. The king of Spain charged him with finding a westward route to the Spice Islands. It was there that he discovered a bunch of girls with good singing voices. They performed under the name of the Magellan Straits. He became their manager and it was he who changed their name to the Spice Girls. Not a lot of people know that.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 5:55 pm:   

A well kept secret. The Magellan Straits. Your brain is really working overtime today.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 6:36 pm:   

The group on the next island were the Marvin Gays.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:29 pm:   

I knew it.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 8:57 am:   

Did you know that the Bee Gees were once known as Les Tosseurs? Perhaps they got shipwrecked on Marvin's island.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1847
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Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 11:34 am:   

Is that where they got Night Fever?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 11:44 am:   

Perhaps they got Something Belonging To Someone.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 11:28 pm:   

Or maybe they found out how deep their love really was...
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:47 am:   

It started with a kiss and before they knew it they were in with the in crowd.
Kathy Quade (Kathyquade)
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 10:11 pm:   

Richard, a lady at the senior center asked me today what Hagas was. She said it was a Scottish dish. I don't know if I spelled it correctly, but that's what it sounded like. Do you know what I'm referring to?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:01 pm:   

Hi Kathy. It's Haggis. Remember the discussion we had last month about it. Pieces of various animal parts packed into another animals stomach and roasted. It is not on Richards diet. Richard also added some witty quips to the discussion which no one understood. :-)
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:05 pm:   

Which reminds me. It's almost time for the local Scottish Festival here. A day of bagpipes. What fun.

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