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Fan Stuff / Re: The Targ Whisperer
« Last post by Ramon 51 on Today at 01:20:09 AM »
Thank you all!  I am doing a shippy bit right now. :heart: Even though they are an old married couple, they still have some action now and then.  :devil:
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Fan Stuff / Re: "Morgan the BG"
« Last post by Ramon 51 on Today at 01:18:15 AM »
Gracious! Morgan has a real problem on her hands! :mellow: I can't wait for the next installment. :wannaeat: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Nonsense and Other Crap / Re: last thing you bought for yourself
« Last post by genericEric on June 25, 2017, 11:01:52 PM »

I just bought a steam driven water pump, two boiler blowdown valves, and a bunch of misc steam parts.  -->:wannaeat:<--
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You can't eat those, unlike the caramel M&Ms I bought.

Also new boots at $15 off. (Regular price $84.99)
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What are you reading right now?
« Last post by martinth_02 on June 25, 2017, 09:10:25 AM »
Futurama Comics #49
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Fan Stuff / Re: The Targ Whisperer
« Last post by Flounder on June 25, 2017, 03:54:57 AM »
Phibby held the leash like a good Targ Whisperer.  Arm down at her side, no tension on the leash.  Nothing but calm, assertive energy.

Think I know where she gets it: from her grandfather, Yancy Fry Sr., if ya know what I mean. ;)

"Momsanto" :crylol: :giggle:

Ramon, this tale is developing VERY well; as only a master storyteller like you can write it. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Nonsense and Other Crap / Re: last thing you bought for yourself
« Last post by Red_Line on June 24, 2017, 07:26:00 PM »
Dink, I may owe you an appology, I was in an antique store a couple of weeks ago and they had three razors and a moustache curler - I thought about texting you pictures but the prices scared me off. Maybe they weren't quite as out of line as I thought.

I just bought a steam driven water pump, two boiler blowdown valves, and a bunch of misc steam parts.  :wannaeat:
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Nonsense and Other Crap / Re: last thing you bought for yourself
« Last post by dinkdrinker on June 24, 2017, 12:02:00 PM »
A Yajiro Kokeshi, a 1929(ish) 'Eveready' shave brush, and another 'G series' (1946-55) Schick injector razor.

Antiqueing with the oldest daughter FINALLY paid off!- The kokeshi I snagged for $18, and this style are going for $45 (before s/h) on ebay, and the antique brush and razor I paid a total of $20 for.  The brush was $18 (cheapest I found anywhere, online or not) was $40, and they knocked the price down on the razor from $5 to $2. I couldn't get the money out of my wallet fast enough.  :giggle:
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Fan Stuff / Re: The Targ Whisperer
« Last post by dinkdrinker on June 24, 2017, 11:52:38 AM »
“No Daddy,” Phibby said firmly, “Her name is Fluffy.”

Fluffy  :crylol: :crylol: :crylol:
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Fan Stuff / Re: "Morgan the BG"
« Last post by Gulliver63 on June 24, 2017, 10:30:40 AM »
...Big changes are afoot at the Bureaucracy...and Morgan finds herself left out of the master plan.

A meeting at 3 in the morning wasn't an unusual thing for a Bureaucrat General, so Morgan kept a suit handy for just such an occasion. Morgan officially moved into the fancy Chichester House, residence of the Bureaucrat Generals, but she was almost never there; she preferred to stay in the modest apartment in the Bureaucracy Building jokingly called the "war bunker" most of the time. It wasn't fancy, but Morgan typically viewed luxury as superfluous. Plus, it was somewhat of a comfort just living in the main building. Morgan met up with her war cabinet in the West Room, and her chief aid John Groves met her at the door.
   "You're going to like the news we have for you," he said.
   "You all look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed," she said to the group, "what have you gotten me up for?"
   Mr. Kawaguchi was there. "Miss Morgan, we found him."
   "Him? Uriah?"
   "Yes ma'am." The security agent flashed a graphic map on the screen. "He's been hiding out in a bunker on a man-made resort island in Macronesia called Pleasant Palms, just as we'd suspected."
   Morgan rubbed her hands together like a happy child. "Well, let's go in there and arrest him."
   Kawaguchi looked confused. "Ah...it's not as simple as that, Madam General."
   "Not as simple as what - why can't we arrest him? What's the problem? I know we've got the jurisdiction."
   General Trimble of the Bureaucracy Military Service answered her. "He's hunkered down in a military-style bunker like a Texas armadillo. It's going to take something strong to root him out."
   She blinked her eyes. "Root him out...with what then? I don't know much about these Texas armadillos."
   The General continued. "The leadership upstairs recommended a Roman Candle. One drop in and our problem is solved."
   Morgan looked around the room like a confused child. "Roman Candle? What in the hell is a Roman Candle?"
   Kawaguchi answered, clearing his throat. "Uh, it's a small nuclear device, with only a 30 ton yield. The kill radius would only be a few hundred feet, and the burn radius a few hundred more. It's very clean." He continued the explanation by using his hands to demonstrate the concept. "They're very good at reaching an enemy in deep bunkers."
   A pin could have been heard striking the floor. Morgan blinked her eyes again. "Jesus, Joseph and Mary, you're going to drop a nuke into the bunker? Didn't you just get done telling me that he was near a resort town?"
   The general continued. "It's very clean - very little in the way of radioactive fallout."
   "Very little? How much is very little? Absolutely not - we are not dropping a nuke on this guy's house. There's got to be another way."
   John Groves added his view. "But ma'am...the board upstairs - they wanted to approach this group from a position of strength - you've got to admit that it sends a signal."
   "Yes, it does...that I'm a homicidal butcher. My answer is no, and that's final. I suggest you start working on an alternative plan. There's got to be some way we can nab this guy when he crawls out of his hole - he's got to go into town sometime..."
 
   On the 13th floor of the Bureaucracy Building, a place that few people even in the Bureaucracy knew about, 13 board members held an emergency meeting with General Trimble and John Groves. The board members' faces were kept in the dark, so that no one really knew who they were. They were the real power behind the Bureaucracy; in truth, Morgan and her predecessors were little more than figureheads that the public dealt with. These men and women literally ran planet Earth.
   "What was our Bureaucrat General's reaction?" asked a man with a southern accent.
   "As you can guess," Groves told them, "she was hesitant to use the gadget."
   A Korean woman then spoke. "Afraid that it might damage her administration - I can understand that."
   "No," Groves said, "genuinely worried about the casualties."
   The man with the southern accent spoke again. "Did you explain that this device was very low yield? Very clean? There probably wouldn't be many casualties."
   "Of course," said the general. "She still wouldn't hear of it."
   "We'll roll ahead with the project anyway. I want one pulled from the weapons bunker at the airfield and readied for use." The mysterious board member stamped the paperwork 'approved.' "Again, not a word of this leaves this room; the Bureaucracy must not tolerate any infectious disease that would endanger it - this man Uriah is to be eliminated, as soon as possible."
   A Brazilian man asked a question. "Should we remove Miss Proctor while we're at it?"
   "No," said the man with the southern accent. "Let her enjoy her success. If she looks successful, we look successful. She's one of the best PR people we've ever had. We’ll work around this little wrinkle in our plans – I’m sure she’ll come around to our way of thinking."

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Beer
« Last post by dinkdrinker on June 24, 2017, 05:27:07 AM »
Dink, you are gonna be so proud of me - I finally, finally found it! Right here in Zionsville.


HUZZAH!!!  :crylol:
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