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01-05-2014, 07:02 PM   #2701
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I do miss those cold nights, when one can hear the trees exploding(splitting) from the freezing sap in their trunks.


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01-05-2014, 07:07 PM   #2702
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Reason for asking was that this happened to me.
To this date I have no idea how cold it actually got that night...
Reports had it around - 30 something... with 40+ km per hour wind. All I know is that my `67 SLANT BACK just pump raw gasoline out the tailpipe.,
Never had that happen in various locals in Canada. Coldest I ran into was Gjoa Haven in '88. It was -49C in a bliazzard. But we always plugged in the vehicles and had battery blankets and chargers. You did have to start the engine every hour or two if you parked away from a plug. That night, cold as it was, I did the famous experiment and, no, it did not freeze before it hit the ground.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jac Quote
Never had that happen in various locals in Canada. Coldest I ran into was Gjoa Haven in '88. It was -49C in a bliazzard. But we always plugged in the vehicles and had battery blankets and chargers. You did have to start the engine every hour or two if you parked away from a plug. That night, cold as it was, I did the famous experiment and, no, it did not freeze before it hit the ground.
It was bizarre, had to stick a 2 kW electric heater under the engine for 2 hours before she would fire up. Never had a problem with the engine cranking, just with the fuel igniting. It was literally dripping out the exhaust pipe.
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I'm getting colder just reading the posts!!

01-05-2014, 08:18 PM   #2705
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We're having a nice warm night, only -8 C, (or about 16F) , but 11 inches of snow overnight, so I'll be out in the morning with the snow blower. Now what was that about the Chilli Cheese Hound that likes bacon?
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-8F or -23c now and still blowing!!! Gripe: In the 70s the government started to convert to metric, but wimped out and now we are the only ones left with the old system!! Idiots!!!
Stay warm everybody!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
They are an all-American creation, like French Fries and Chinese fortune cookies.

Also, I have not heard the term "French cuff" used outside the USA, and certainly never in France.

And don't get me started on "Danish pastry" - seriously, it has nothing Danish to it, and in Denmark that stuff is called "wienerbrød" - which literally means "Vienna-bread", and which actually is in line with from where it originates. On that topic, there's no such things as a "cheese Danish".....no Dane in his or her right mind would put cheese on pastries from Vienna.
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Had lunch outside today, sitting on the patio of a local pizzeria. It was 65 or 66 F (18-19 C). Nice day!

We could use some rain though.

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Oh my! This thread is already closing in on 3000 posts! The other day I was reading through a serious thread that started to be contaminated with comments from this thread lol
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QuoteOriginally posted by stillshot2 Quote
Oh my! This thread is already closing in on 3000 posts! The other day I was reading through a serious thread that started to be contaminated with comments from this thread lol
Are you implying that this thread isn't serious???
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Sorry fellows (and ladies)
I don't have time to waste on this thread.
But I can't stop! Narcotics and nicotine are not so addictive as this thread.
My only way out is for you all to stop posting: let this thread die.
Please!!
01-06-2014, 04:21 AM   #2712
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QuoteOriginally posted by stillshot2 Quote
Oh my! This thread is already closing in on 3000 posts! The other day I was reading through a serious thread that started to be contaminated with comments from this thread lol
This thread is as serious as a cold snap or an ice-storm.
01-06-2014, 04:58 AM   #2713
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ex Finn. Quote
Most likely not.
Out friend was not a dog either, not by a long shot. She reminded me of Bo Derek with dark hair.
We need a tong out drooling smiley, now.
I've never heard that I remind anyone of Bo Derek. Dogs, on the other hand, seem to recognise me as one of them. I can draw only one conclusion.

Woof.
01-06-2014, 06:27 AM   #2714
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
........ let this thread die.
Please!!
Blasphemy! Somebody get a rope.
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Should we change the title of this thread!!!
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