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  1. Netfoot

    S01.E16: Greenlight

    Revolvers and autos will work when wet. They will even work under water, to some degree. (Small autos may fail to cycle.) Obviously, once rusting begins, all bets are off. I think there is some chance that moisture get into the ammunition and render it useless, but most ammunition is pretty tight and waterproof.
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    S01.E16: Greenlight

    I liked the Captain, and I'm sorry she has been written out. Now, maybe I'm wrong, because what do I know? But that entire scene with the flag-wrapped body-bag being wheeled out to the ambulance while a couple dozen cops form a corridor with saluting and so forth... that whole thing strikes me as bogus. I was expecting a piper to crawl out of the bushes and begin skirling!
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    S05. E16. The New Normal

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Island_Developing_States
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    S05. E16. The New Normal

    They probably had a buncha S.I.D.S. lining up to pay for that particular piece of Product Placement!
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    S05. E16. The New Normal

    Ditto. Cats are worthy of our derision.
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    S05. E16. The New Normal

    "You spewed massive amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere! Now, if you excuse me, apparently I have a plane high-speed electric train to catch!"
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    Testing testing

    Potato! OK, then...
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    Whiskey Cavalier

    So much for the News...
  9. Netfoot

    TAR in the Media

    Wow! Wasn't he the super-fit, super-healthy racer of his race?
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    Whiskey Cavalier

    I'm still liking it.
  11. Netfoot

    S05. E15. Between the Seats.

    The best thing would have been to make her attend the stoning-to-death of the young woman so she could see for herself the consequences of her actions. But for this to happen, they would have had to have the woman die. Naturally, a "happy ending" was written instead, so Madam Secretary could be seen to pull some sort of success out of thin air. But every story doesn't have a happy ending, and maybe this show, the cast, and the viewing public should occasionally be made aware of that.
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    Small Talk: The Welcome Mat

    Obviously, you're not a fan of LoTR or a player of AD&D! 😃 Bud is an accomplished hunter of mice, and my house has a generous supply for him to practice upon. But this is the longest and loudest fracas between Bud/rodent that I can recall, and by the end of it, I was thinking "It can't be a mouse putting up such a fight! It must be a mongoose or something, snuck in the house! Or a balrog from the Mines of Moria..." Not found it yet.
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    Small Talk: The Welcome Mat

    So... Some time after lunch, I retired to bed with a pack of peanuts and my new book (The U-Boat War in the Caribbean by fellow Trini Gaylord Kelshall). Budweiser joined me and was his sweet, cuddly self.... until the last of the peanuts were gone. By then I thought 40 winks were in order, so I put up the book, and lay comfortably, enjoying the cool breeze blowing through the window. Buddy jumped down, lay on the tiles, and wormed his way under the bed like a snake. He used to do this often, but nowadays, he is plump, and I was surprised he was able to get completely under the bed at all! It seems he has to lie on his side to fit, rather than his tummy! (A week in the kennels will help sort that tummy out, I bet,) For the next 15 minutes I thought dwarves were doing battle with a balrog under there! There was an incredible amount of noise and much bumping of the mattress from underneath. Eventually, things quieted, and only the squirming noise of a plump snake-dog making his way out from under, could be heard. After a couple minutes of this came a "Yap!" of appeal, so I looked over the edge of the bed. There was Bud, covered with dust-bunnies, with only his head and one front paw out from under, stuck. I grabbed his paw, gave him a pull, and out he came. He immediately stuck his head back under, and drew back with the balrog world's tiniest mouse between his teeth. He then shot off down the passage, and vanished. Nap now out of the question, I threw on my togs for a walk, but on the way out the door I got sidetracked by a piece of code to download blood glucose readings from my crappy meter, plot a graph, and upload it to my server with scp. Stupid hosting company allows me to use authentication keys for password-free automated updates, but insists on using a passphrase while generating the key pairs, so I still can't automate the updates! Anyway, sorted that, and was setting off on my walk when, as I exited the house, I caught this puppy with the guiltiest look on his face you could possibly imagine! Now, I have to check the car from end to end, to see exactly where he has hidden the mortal remains of the balrog, and to remove it to a suitable spot at the end of the garden! Being a doggy-daddy is an experience not to be missed.
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    Small Talk: The Welcome Mat

    I considered asking the market to lend me a trolly. I could take it home after shopping, and bruing bring it back a few days later, when I need to shop again. Trouble is, it's not a market I usually use... so why should they help someone who isn't a regular customer? I may just make some sort of cart of my own, if I can't find one. I need to find two wheels. Gone (alas) are the days when you could get good wheels off an old pram! I will get the fridge into the house before I go for the op. Somehow. But I'll get it done. Buddy will have to be kenneled. When I was spending one night inside I was going to have someone pop by and make sure his food & water was OK. But if I will be away for several days, I'd better make sure he is properly cared for. Sh*t! How will I get him back afterwards? I won't have the van, and I wouldn't be able to drive it, even if I did! Every day, this gets more and more of an ordeal! 😞
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    Small Talk: The Welcome Mat

    Surgery is now scheduled for the 26th. Two surgeons will take turns and I'll be 4-ish days in hospital before they let me go home. The bad news is that for 6 weeks thereafter I can't lift anything more than 10 lbs, and also for 6 weeks... can't drive! That's going to be hard. I will have to walk to the nearest market (which is not far, but isn't much good) for groceries, but I will only be able to buy one carton of milk, one sausage, and one tomato at a time, because anything more will be too much to carry home! What I should do is lay in supplies of rice, pasta, etc -- things that will keep -- along with tinned foods, and stock my freezer. But since I'm trying to eat mostly fresh vegetables these days, all those carbs would probably hasten the regaining of all the pounds I worked to lose. Also, my refrigerator is on the blink, so I bought a new (second hand) one. The trouble is, the new one is standing in the garage and I can't get it into the house because until after the surgery (and for six weeks thereafter) I'm not supposed to lift anything heavy, so I can't get it up the steps. (It's OK for me to lift more than 10 lbs. before the operation, but not a refrigerator!) Life is nothing but complications. So for a month and a half, I wont be able to Take Buddy out for coffee & coconut bread. (I drink the coffee, he Bogarts the coconut bread.) Go up to the club (or cliff) for an afternoon with friends in the fresh air. Collect my packages... which incur a storage fee after the first three days, Enjoy a couple of meals a week from the deli which actually taste good (since I didn't cook them). Etc... Well, at least I'll be able to send the van to the mechanic, which I've been avoiding because I didn't want to be without it for a few days. Don't know if to take my laptop/tablet/phone into hospital with me. Don't want to, unless I can also take a revolver to shoot them when they come and try to steal my stuff.
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