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01-06-2014, 03:37 PM   #2791
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Back in 1969, my university days, I had a 1949 Dodge flat-head 8 which I bought for $25 with a rad with so many holes I just drained it out every night a filled in with tap water on the next trip, usually to the pub. One night I forgot and it froze and croaked the block. Managed to get it started a drove to a junk yard where it died right in the middle of the entrance-way. But I talked them into $15 for it because it was in good running order - I drove it down, didn't I?
Invested the $15 in Labatt's Breweries through a third-party pub.
Good story and good outcome. Per the new rules, I will not buy a K3 until LaBatts is sold in Minnesota. Guess what? LaBatts has been sold here since I was getting beer illegally in (well you don't need to know that).

If LaBatts is sold in Montreal, then I will buy a K3.

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I'll desist on the double-entendres in the fly-fishing memoir...(socks? what have socks got to do with it?...never mind).

I won't be getting a K3 because I can't afford it right now. Next month? Doubtful, alas.
Sock footed waders. The wader soles gave one tactile sensation and the socks were insulation. Yellowstone River after spring flood is about 40 degrees. Feet get cold.

And that is why I will not buy a K3. This week.

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Heh. I won't buy a K-3 because my K100D and my little Oly XZ-1 are both capable of taking pictures beyond my ability, so as long as they keep chuggin' along I'll keep using them... Until then, I have other hobbies I can spend money on!

Mmmmm cheese... And "Pussy Galore"

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01-06-2014, 03:59 PM   #2794
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Good story and good outcome. Per the new rules, I will not buy a K3 until LaBatts is sold in Minnesota. Guess what? LaBatts has been sold here since I was getting beer illegally in (well you don't need to know that).

If LaBatts is sold in Montreal, then I will buy a K3.

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LaBatt's is sold in Montreal by surly waiters who remain at your table with their hand out, waiting to be bribed to leave you alone. Montreal also has boutiques sellings wonderful International cheeses even if they do miss-spell the word as fromage.
On the weather front, we are expecting winds up to 135 kmh tomorrow, compliments of a weather system moving up from Quebec which moved up from New England which moved in from the mid-West which was blamed on an Arctic cold-front which moved in from the Arctic which will get replaced by this system which I guess will move South again and get blamed on us up here. Keep your darned weather to yourselves and leave us in peace up here, would ya.
On the cheese front, we're having spaghetti liberally topped with grated Mozzarella made from whey, gluten and modified milk ingredients.
On the Bond front, all on them had spectacular fronts although Ursula Undress (as we called her back in the day) was a particular favourite.


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No gluten permitted. That is "off thread" but disgusting. As a Minnesotan, I may have eaten gluten. Or not. I don't think it existed for school lunches back then.

And the possibility of Gluten is why I won't buy a K3 this month.
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Is Quebec French? Seems like the same waiters from your description. I have a few phrases of French, from a French language class I took to meet girls back in those days. Well of course, Quebec is French speaking. Been to Montreal and a cute B&B south of the city. Great folks. Treated us like themselves and the food was incredible. I have to say Quebec was wonderful and the people most hospitable.

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Keep your darned weather to yourselves and leave us in peace up here, would ya.
The weather dude here just blamed this on an Arctic Low that has moved much farther south than normal for this time of year, caused by the astonishing buildup in Arctic Sea Ice this winter - fastest and largest in measured history - as a result of Global Warming.

I kid you not.

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So, I'm freezing my "books" off in Alabama because of global warming?
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
The weather dude here just blamed this on an Arctic Low that has moved much farther south than normal for this time of year, caused by the astonishing buildup in Arctic Sea Ice this winter - fastest and largest in measured history - as a result of Global Warming.

I kid you not.
This is predicated on the premise that there are only so many degrees on earth to go around. Therefore, if one area is warmer than it was yesterday it's because it robbed degrees from some other region which is then, as a consequence of having degrees solen from it, colder than normal. Quite simple, really. That big yellow ball that appears on the Eastern horizon every morning is only decorative.
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So, I'm freezing my "books" off in Alabama because of global warming?
No, no, it's no longer Global Warming, it's now "climate change". That way, no matter what happens, everybody's right, and somebody's at fault.

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The big yellow ball which we will not see tomorrow because of the blizzard sent to us from Quebec, sent to them by the good folks in Passadumkeaq, Maine, which came via the Cheese Heads in Wisconsin, which came from ....
Well you get the picture.
But we have a pound of thick-sliced, real-smoke bacon in the fridge for the siege. Gluten-free bacon. Yummy.
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So, I'm freezing my "books" off in Alabama because of global warming?
Ding-ding-ding-ding! You're a WINNER!!!! Soon the poor polar bears won't have any ocean to swim in because it will all be frozen!!! Then they will stand by intersections and beg for cheese!!!! That is why I won't buy a K-3!!
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Ding-ding-ding-ding! You're a WINNER!!!! Soon the poor polar bears won't have any ocean to swim in because it will all be frozen!!! Then they will stand by intersections and beg for cheese!!!! That is why I won't buy a K-3!!
Boing. Wrong. Polar bears hunt from the ice and only go begging in towns (for igunaq, a cheese-tasting treat) when there is NO ice on the ocean.
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I'm not going to buy a K-3 because PFFFT that's last year's model.

(Also because I'm going to fund it by selling my K-5 and some old lenses, and I haven't done that yet.)
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