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27 minutes ago, Corsair said:

That's okay, we will find some of that Keystone Light for you!

 

Them's fightin words...

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Hmmm, Famous Crimes the World Forgot and Famous Crimes the World Forgot volume II are free on the Kindle right now.

 

A few moths ago I was reading Magic and the Shinigami Detective and its sequel Charms and Death and Explosions (Oh My) to Megan, and one of the murders reminded me very much of one described in Famous Crimes the World Forgot - so much so that I knew just how much dynamite had been used in the murder.

 

Then, in the afterword, the author described just what book she had referenced when writing the book....

 

I highly recommend both the nonfiction books and the novels. ::P:

 

 

The Auld Grump

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7 hours ago, Sylverthorne said:

 

If you have the bone, you can probably make some awesome beans with it. Or ... split pea soup? That's a ham-bone thing, right?

I never have a ham bone, because we don't really do spiral hams.. 

Yeah, therein lies the first problem... Guess what one of the first things "I want to go to sleep but I need to put this all away for the night" past me did after clearing most of the meat off the bone...  Yup.  Second thing was taking said bag of garbage out... 

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2 hours ago, Evilhalfling said:

 

Officially he is a demon - not a devil - so silver isn't going to help much 

5e Vrocks are resistant to fire, cold, electricity, and immune to poison - so that leaves acid as your best bet. 

sharpened candy canes (assuming blessed by st nick) are probably magic/holy - so better hope you have a good one.  

 

not sure what the last page thing is, but i'm on pg 72 of my current book. 

I'm a bit short on sacred sharpened candy canes. I was thinking vervain might have some effect though if the silver didn't pan out. 

Holy Water might work if introduced internally...hmm..mix it with the vervain in the fuller of a bayonet blade in a paste...

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1 hour ago, WhiteWulfe said:

Yeah, therein lies the first problem... Guess what one of the first things "I want to go to sleep but I need to put this all away for the night" past me did after clearing most of the meat off the bone...  Yup.  Second thing was taking said bag of garbage out... 

 

You could always go door to door:

 

Knock-knock

Hello,  what did you do with your last ham bone?  Asking for a friend...

 

Or: hello! I'm with the Iowa pork quality committee, we would like to collect your ham bone for study and religious contemplation. 

 

Who knows someone might give you one just to see what you DO with it!

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9 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Only Igors could take the skill Igoring.

Igor race or the class?

 

What? I might want to do an Aasimar Igor, or possibly Igor Paladin, so an inquiring mind needs to know!

 

But Igors aside, Happy Couple Of Days of Comparative Normality Between Excessive Festivities to one and all!

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Long Day.

Started early in the morning in Roseville, Ca. packing the car.

Then drive to Reno, Nv. to take care of some business related to Modular order.

Quick lunch at In and Out, which was so jammed  there wasn't a seat to be had inside, so I had them bag it and we ate while driving down to Carson City, then a left turn at Highway 50 and out to Stagecoach to meet the contractor who will be doing some grading and putting in a gravel driveway for us.  We need about 250 feet of driveway to get from the street to where the Modular is going to be sited.   Since the lot is almost an exact North-South orientation on thelong axis we're planning to have things sited on an east-west long axis for the house to take maximum advantage of solar energy possibilities.  To help with this I established a temporary base line with a compass and three stakes.  Contractor arrived about 5 minutes after I finished setting and painting the stakes silver so they won't get confused with any other survey stakes.  We walked the property and he made notes.  On the way back to the front of the lot I noticed what could only be a newly dug animal lair on one edge of our property.  It's big enough for a fox or a coyote so I am assuming W.O.O.F. is taking an interest in our project and will have our backs as the project progresses.  We also noticed that there are a very large numer of fat little quail in the area.  Didn't see the local wild horse herd today, but they have definitely left their "calling cards" recently.

After finishing up there we headed back to Carson City, gassed up and headed south out of town down Hwy 395.

The drive from Rosevile to Reno then Carson City wasnice weathr and clear roads.  Leaving Carson City in mid afternoon thigs were starting to cloud up and the weather got steadily more threatening as the day wore on.

By the time we hit Bridgeport, Cal., about 20 miles north of the turn off for the GhostTown of Bodie, the last of the wild and wide open Mining Camps [and site of a major Bonanza Level Gold and Silver Strike] there were chain warnings up and mostof the traffic was north bound heading out of California.  Major ice and snow on roads all the way south past Mammoth Mountain and the n it lightened up until we had dry roads and no snow by the time we hit Bishop where we stopped for dinner.

Didn't realize it at the time but SoCal was getting hammered starting Christmas Day to the point where I-5 and I-15 were both experiencing multiple closures and some of the local ski resorts were closed becuse they had too much snow fall in too short a period of time.  We hit intermittent rain and snow all the rest of the way home and had several inches of snow on the ground when we got home.

Home safe, and pooped.

Hope everybody had a good Day after Christmas/Boxing Day.

GEM

 

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43 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

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This reminds me of a game I ran in my youth, not letting on the virgin the party of degenerate old perverts in training (what? it sounds way more important than "teenage boys!) was in fact the mayor's son. Biggest booty disappointment ever.

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9 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

It's nice, but a little smaller than I'd like.  Got a second visit scheduled so my wife can see it (she wasn't feeling up to it yesterday).  If she thinks we can make it work, then we'll begin the application process.

Still looking.

 

At least it's something, hope it will work out for you.

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Ugh, so should have gone to bed when body said to... Y'know, like three hours or more ago.  On the flipside, because of such Canada overtook the Ukraine for fourth place in Country Cup, so that's kind of nice... And we're within a stone's throw of taking third from the US - well, at least before all the sandbags start dropping, but whatever. If Wes Tay in top 5-7 pretty much everyone involved will be happy about it... 

 

For those who are all "whuh?" it's Country Cup on HWBot, so yeah, it's a computer geek thing I suppose you could say.  Us Canadian overclockers are just happy that we have more or less a full board of submissions, and are making other, much larger teams sweat.  Sadly, a good chunk of the old school overclockers in Canada have retired either due to burnout, work, or just taking on other hobbies... 

 

Beat a bunch of my old personal bests, AND I also took the Canadian best fsb overclock for today's motherboard too, so very happy about that, doubly so since it's a good 47.5MHz higher than my previous best... 

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31 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

Friday!

How’s the hunt for a new Wolf Den going @Chaoswolf ?

 

You were going to look at something Xmas Day? Eve?

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I just needed to scroll up a bit for the answer. Oops.
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So, with picking a holiday movie to go see before the year is out being all but unavoidable, I finally took the plunge and watched that much-maligned Cats trailer.

 

I can't say I'm scared or disturbed or anything, but Universal Pictures clearly need to fire all the bloody idiots who thought it a good idea to do a Cats film with a visual style vaguely aimed at gamers who're into virtual furries (TES Khajit, STO Caitian/Ferasan, whatever weird mods they use for The Sims 4, I don't care) and can cope with a deep uncanny valley look of anthropomorphic cats.

 

Because no, the CGI fur isn't that bad, actually, but hot damn, that look of the characters is way too deep in the uncanny valley of anthropomorphic cats for anyone with an ounce of competence to think it's right for unleashing on mass market audiences.

 

(Also, Idris Elba looks clearly the sexiest cat, which coming from a straight male not disturbed by the overall style pretty much proves they really are doing just about everything wrong.)

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9 hours ago, Unruly said:

Oh no! I just learned that my favorite adult beverage has been discontinued(at least outside its home market)! It was actually discontinued at the start of the year, but because I can't get it locally at all I never knew. I learned about it from my friend who keeps an eye out for it for me since a few places near them stock it. I checked online, and it's true. They've had issues keeping up with demand, and it's an aged product, so they're temporarily discontinuing it.

 

Just out of curiosity, what aged adult beverage would that be? I too like a good aged product from time to time and if something I like is going to be disappearing that I may need to search it out as well. Plus, I think we are living in the same general region (Ohio vs WV), so you may be talking about something I see around here. 

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