The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

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  1. NorlinBlackBeauty

    NorlinBlackBeauty Senior Member

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    Florence's wrath on North Carolina, by the numbers

    From CNN's Amanda Watts

    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper laid out some of the stark impact Florence has had on the Tar Heel state:

    • 16 rivers are at major flood level.
    • 26 people in North Carolina died due to the storm.
    • 1,200 roads are closed.
    • 343,000 customers remain without power.
    • 2,200 people and 578 animals were rescued.
    • A quarter of the crops in the fields suffered damage.
    • 10,000 people remain in shelters.
    The Coast Guard released its own set of numbers showing its response to the storm:

    • The Coast Guard has rescued 426 people and 234 pets since Hurricane Florence began.
    • There are 26 shallow-water response boat teams deployed to North Carolina comprised of 116 people.
    • There are 191 Coast Guard members assigned to the North Carolina Incident Command Post in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
    ♫...and I'm hovering like a fly, waiting for a windshield on the freeway...♪ ♫
     
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    Yep. Looks like the fake news got it all wrong. No big deal. :420:
     
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    ehb Chief Discombobulator Premium Member

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    :rofl:
     
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    Yeah, the original trilogy nailed the archetypes -- Hero, Rogue, Princess, Detached Observer -- and put them inside a story as old as people. The 40s-serial vibe wasn't something I understood watching as a kid, but looking back, it sure was a nice touch.

    Not terribly different from classic Western shoot-em-ups, for that matter.
     

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    I've spent many a wayward hour on the phone with our Scottish Delegation. I was surprised that he was actually comprehensible -- I was worried that his accent would be so think I'd be asking for repeats every other sentence.

    Once we each had had a few, though ... many requests for repeats, and some things said that we wouldn't :lol:
     

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    Don't forget the cicadas and the longhorns!
     

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    G'night, Phil.
    Just a bit after 6pm PDT, going to get some Pho for supper, we have some wonderful ethnic restaurants in this little city, and it seem's good to avail ourselves of them. So be back a bit later. Simon Cowell and crew are on tonight, so will be watching. I think the little Cornish girl who channels both Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker has a good chance.
     

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    Just got done jazzin' on the porch ... it's nice when it flows.
     

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    11pm here, time for Lethe to come.
    Good nights and mornings all...
     

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    Good day folkses! :wave:

    Don't forget to include some cake...:thumb:
     

  12. artis_xe

    artis_xe Christopher

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    g mornings and afternoons

    I'd love to get you on the phone with my cousin Val ( real name : Wellamo ) . during a conversation , I'll have to ask her several times to " say again ? " . she'll finally get frustrated __ and slip into her impression of a slow Texas drawl . which she can do amazingly well :laugh2:

    I usually don't have problems understanding most accents . but the Swedish and Finnish ones can be very difficult to decipher , with the variations of vowels
     

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    artis_xe Christopher

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    on the topic of buskers

    I was downtown yesterday , and the weather was very nice __ so there were several people out , playing guitar . always a good thing to hear , even though some of them are " just trying " . but I noticed that all of them ( save one , who is a well known local musician ) had something in common . for every song , they were using pretty much the same rhythm . very little variation from song to song , to the point that it was kind of annoying

    I do appreciate the relaxed laws for buskers in our area . most places they need to apply for permits . but I really wish that some of these kids would learn how to play a little bit better . some of them try to pull off the Haight Ashbury look . and most of them really need to work on their vocals . but they're trying . right ?

    that's the thing . after hearing a few of them playing , it seems like they think that constant repetition is going to get them there . most of them were out in the downtown area last year __ and have shown zero improvement . I hate to be critical of anyone making an effort ( ? ) . but come on . . .
     

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    Morning all.....afternoon Tom...
     

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    artis_xe Christopher

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    almost noon here , and a beautiful day

    for anyone that might be interested ( ??? ) , a new live distro ( can be run from usb or disk ) was just released __ with a large variety of geospatial software included

    https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=osgeo

    I'm going to be checking it out this weekend , when a friend of mine that works with the Environmental Protection Agency comes to visit . I'm looking forward to the learning experience
     
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    Reminds me of a story Clement Freud once related about his Grandfather Sigmund.

    As a child he and his grandfather were walking down a city street when they came upon a man writhing on the sidewalk in some kind of seizure. Passersby were tossing coins into the poor soul's hat.

    They continued on without Sigmund even acknowledging the fellow. Clement, puzzled, asked his grandfather why he hadn't given the obviously stricken fellow even a penny.

    He replied..."He wasn't doing it well enough". :laugh2:

    I think you and Sigmund would have gotten along famously. :shock:
     
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    @edro. Stumbled across an ap last night you might want to try out. Since you're a Peavey fan.

    Agile Ampkit is an OS version of Peavey's Valvestate modeling and from the little I've tried it sounds pretty good. I like it better than the MobilePod effects and amp models so far.

    The basic version is free and has many amps, effects, and presets to try out. And if you like it can upgrade to the full version...but the basic has a lot of very useable classic amps and effects. Like a lot of Peavey stuff it seems to me to be overlooked.
     

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    Cooliobeansimoto!

    I'll check it out... Thanks...
     

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    ehb Chief Discombobulator Premium Member

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    You must have never heard about his great uncle, Elmer Freud...
    Dumb as a rock and talked funny... but I guess overall he was ok... Weird friends though...
     
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    Wow. Talk about pullin' somethin' outta yo' ass...


     
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