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23 minutes ago, kitchen_wolf said:





This one fits on a 1" base.  Not really for riding, but nothing that fits that size and isn't a Segway would be.  About the size of a Galapagos tortoise.

Yeah, I was looking at him too, don't know if he is gonna be close enough to a shotalashu though. I'm almost wondering if one of the new raptors would work.

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9 hours ago, redambrosia said:

@SparrowMarie you look lovely! I hope you had fun, in spite of your migraine.


Welcome back! Happy to hear you’re doing well ::): 


Here’s (some) of what’s been happening in my life:


Born in may, she’s my little Halloween princess ^_^

Ohhhh cuteness!  Used an airbrush I see :) 

5 hours ago, Colonel Kane said:

So I skipped how ever many pages......... 


Have a craptasticless day and have coffee.



<hugs> for the not nice day.


Want a fat buzzy?

Good Morning All


Hope the buzzies are fat, the coffee is hot and the day is nice.  


For a Monday anyway.

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On 10/12/2019 at 8:03 AM, Glitterwolf said:



*** Pounces and covers the spider in Wolf slobber***

We missed you!!!


Here are some treats!


Be warned - crickets, grasshoppers, and bees don't actually taste like much of anything.


If you want something with actual flavor, I recommend trying ants in chocolate, which are surprisingly tasty. (Think a Krackle bar with a taste like a Raisinette.)


I would happily eat the ants again, but would only eat crickets if very hungry.


The Auld Grump

18 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

Good concert.


Got two things I didn't expect.


A song to sing with Grump. Barnacle Bill the Sailor, which is actually two songs, with completely different tunes, sung alternately. One a fai maid, the other Barnacle Bill.


And I got a commission to paint a portrait!


It has been YEARS since I painted for a commission! ::D:



There are at least two versions of Barnacle Bill - one is the dirty version.


The other is filthy!


For the memorial concert they sang the dirty version - but when she could get away with it she sang the filthy version. (A 98 year old woman singing a song that would make a sailor blush. The sailor's name was Captain Kendall Morse. ::): ) She was part of the folk scene when it was beginning in Greenwich Village.


The Auld Grump - I would limit myself to the dirty version. Like Kendall, I am of more delicate sensibilities. ::P:

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8 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Be warned - crickets, grasshoppers, and bees don't actually taste like much of anything.


If you want something with actual flavor, I recommend trying ants in chocolate, which are surprisingly tasty. (Think a Krackle bar with a taste like a Raisinette.)


I would happily eat the ants again, but would only eat crickets if very hungry.


The Auld Grump

Mealworms have a very mild almond like flavor....


never ate them live though. 

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7 hours ago, Rob Dean said:



Sigh.  Picture is sideways and I haven’t the energy to diagnose why this morning.  My iPad installed iOS 13 yesterday, so everything is working in subtly different ways, which is confusing my traditional brain.


Anyway, it’s the middle day of a three-day weekend, so I decided it was a good time to start some bread before my partner gets up.  That way she doesn’t have to watch me flinging flour everywhere. ::D:



Sounds like it is set to Landscape, which locks the long axis to horizontal. (Portrait locks it to vertical.).


The Auld Grump

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45 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Sounds like it is set to Landscape, which locks the long axis to horizontal. (Portrait locks it to vertical.).


The Auld Grump


I’ll have a look.  I tried flipping the phone for a picture, but that one posted upside down.  Editing them and rotating them cleared whatever locked orientation was there.  I didn’t have that problem uploading to Blogger, fwiw.

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I'm sad.


Last week, my bees looked to be very few in number. Didn't see the queen, but saw enough larva that I knew she was there. Perfectly normal to not see her, so I didn't worry. I've found her this week.


Outside the hive. Dead.


Not sure if the sudden cold snap this week got her. It did get a LOT of my bees. I'd bet half of the hive died since Thursday.


I do believe it's way too late in the year to try to get a new queen ordered, and if they raise up a new queen, I'm not sure there will be a drone around to mate her. I'm confident that I can write off the entire hive this year.




Oh well. Guess I'll just start again in the spring.

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I actually got a game of X-Wing in at the store today! It wasn't a "full" game, and it was only a single game, but it was still a game! A lapsed 1st edition player that I'd met a couple weeks ago played through the quickstart setup with me. So we didn't have full squads with all the trimmings and just ran basic ships, but it was really just a way to get reacquainted with the basics while also helping explain some of the changes to the game.


I pointed him at the squad builder app and told him I'm more than happy to loan out my 2nd edition dials and tokens if he wants to bring a list of his own to play. I'm hoping he takes me up on my offer. He did say his wife has been telling him to get out of the house and play more games...

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@Unruly Excellent!!


The final hours of the weekend are winding down, and with them, my final hours of being unemployed. Tomorrow I start my new job. Which also means fewer Bones V stats updates. Sorry. I'll still do what I can, but I don't expect it to be very much.


Yesterday I went on a brewery crawl across southwestern brooklyn. We hit 4 breweries, and 1 italian place for dinner half way through. They were all packed, and all good. I had so many new beers... and managed to not get totally drunk. Kept it at a very tipsy... just. I had one really amazing beer that tasted like salami. It was weird... really weird, but also it was really good. I've never had a meaty beer before. It would go so well with a good cheese and fruit plate. The final beer of the night was also amazing. It was an Imperial Stout made with coffee, chicory, pecans, vanilla, and pralines. SO GOOD. Also 14.5%ABV... so I'm glad I only got a 4 ounce glass. I honestly couldn't have finished more, I was so full at that point. 


Anyway, time to walk the beasts... 

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10 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

They do that!


Reason for post: Barbarella was rated PG?! :blink:

PG used to mean something rather different than it does - in the 1980s Puritan Prudery started making a comeback - and with Indiana Jones and the Temple of Goons they added PG13 - the most unnecessary rating to that point.


The original Clash of the Titans had breastfeeding.


There was at least one Hammer movie that had full frontal nudity - beyond a bit of bodypaint - and it was also PG. (Vampire Circus, I think?)


Likewise, Sheena had full frontal nudity. Beastmaster and Swamp Thing had bewbs.


And Airplane had what might still be one of the most gratuitous of gratuitous topless scenes.


In the 70s, there were people confidently predicting that by the 1990s full frontal nudity would be okayed for broadcast TV. (I think Shaka Zulu came close).


But I would be willing to bet that female nudity would have cleared earlier than male nudity - Life of Brian had a small amount of male nudity, and was slapped with an R rating as a result. (Well, that and what some perceived as blasphemy.)


Because people are silly monkeys.


The Auld Grump

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On 10/12/2019 at 5:23 PM, Erifnogard said:

This is entirely dependent on how married you are to the idea your coffee has to be liquid. It is physically possible to chew your coffee if you are desperate.  /veteran

I take it chocolate-covered espresso beans don't count for this.

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23 minutes ago, Xiwo Xerase said:

I take it chocolate-covered espresso beans don't count for this.

Oh crud, that sounds like a great topping for cupcakes!

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Wifey is back from her knitting retreat.


I will have to say I had a lot of fun with the spawn while she was gone.  Being solo parent really focuses the attention. 

also I had declared no screen days on Friday and Saturday - so really we were forced to entertain each other. 

not everything went well (The chocolate festival was terrible - too many lines / people for small tastes of chocolate ) 

but a good time was had generally. 



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