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02-19-2018, 01:19 AM   #44566
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This morning on the way to work, between Bampton and Clanfield, on the 60mph road with the nice sweeping bends that remind me of part of the road between Hay and Narrandera, there was a pheasant on the other side of the road. It took off and flew upwards relatively steeply. Did not bounce off the front of my car so there is no damage to my car, which I washed at the weekend. Now looks grubby because it was rainy this morning.

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No 3K for me, bought this puppy yesterday.
Went to Wally World, was looking at their bbq stuff and the lawn/garden manager offered me this ceramic Kamado grill (think Big Green Egg) for $300, regular price $600. How could I resist?
Now it sits in the family room waiting for our son to come by and help lift it onto the stand. Total shipping weight is 178 lbs.
Didn't David Carradine have to carry one of these between his bare forearms as a test in the old TV series 'Kung Fu'?

His master must have loved pork ribs!
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Didn't David Carradine have to carry one of these between his bare forearms as a test in the old TV series 'Kung Fu'?


That was after he finally snatched the pebble from his master's hand.
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That was after he finally snatched the pebble from his master's hand.
Ah, you remember, Grasshopper!

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Ah, you remember, Grasshopper!


Ah, yes. And I bacame very good at snatching pebble from hand too.


Won a lot of bar bets that way.
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Ah, yes. And I bacame very good at snatching pebble from hand too.


Won a lot of bar bets that way.
I can see you at the bar, urging yourself, 'Be the pebble ... be the pebble."

There was a massive spike in cuts, abrasions and bruises amongst us ten year olds in my home town thanks to that TV show.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Ah, yes. And I bacame very good at snatching pebble from hand too.


Won a lot of bar bets that way.
Nice to know you developed quick hands, however

" inquiring minds want to know " ,

how good you got at moving the burning hot pot of embers and coals from in front of the exit door

By using only your bare forearms ?
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I remember Kung Fu, but didn't watch it much.
Looked it up, I was 25 when it started in 1972 with a 2 year old daughter, and added son by the time it ended in 1975.
Found the episode, big deal, he had snow to ease the pain.



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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
I was 25 when it started in 1972
Let's see, in 1972 I was... born

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Found the episode, big deal, he had snow to ease the pain.
Yep, no big deal. Just like the Finns with their sauna. Easy peasy when you can cool off in the snow afterwards. Besides, that snow doesn't really feel very cold provided the sauna is sufficiently hot.

In total it's not much different from enjoying a cold beer by the fireplace - which I much prefer anyway
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Let's see, in 1972 I was... born
You're still a pup.
When I was your age I had a 5 year old son by my second, current, and last Mrs Bob.
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'72

I was 15
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For the record, I was 21 in 1972. Trying to figure out what I was going to b e in life. Still trying to figure that out. Amazing how many other things I did become while trying to accomplish that goal.
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'72

I was 15
Happy 60th this year!
The next 10 goes by really FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nice to know you developed quick hands, however

" inquiring minds want to know " ,

how good you got at moving the burning hot pot of embers and coals from in front of the exit door

By using only your bare forearms ?


You only do it once.
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. . . . . . . . big deal, he had snow to ease the pain.

Kung Fu Shaolin Kwai Chang Caine - YouTube


And then he had to walk all that way in the snow.


Barefoot.


Easy Squeezy.


No Pain.


No Stain.
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