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2017 Chuff thread
« on: January 07, 2017, 11:34:21 pm »
Please no debates about politics.

"I'm bored, see you in a few hours...."

Stop 1 - electronics surplus store





Stop 2 - Dave and Busters





Stop 3 - pinball party



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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2017, 11:45:38 pm »
***Build what you dig, bro. Build what you dig.***

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 12:19:28 am »
Doing some spring cleaning, found this in a closet. Gonna build a frame for it and put it in the Casa de Yotsuya gameroom.
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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2017, 09:54:51 am »
Had a friend drop off two minty 19" 4:3 LCDs that "were just laying around collecting dust".  One went into the Galaga, another is going into my SW Cabaret until I can get a CRT monitor in there.  Free screen chuffiness!

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2017, 10:34:11 am »
Found an NOS playfield for my Grand Lizard after searching for 4 years...
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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2017, 08:00:13 pm »
Doing some pre-ZapCon upgrades to the Casa de Yotsuya gameroom...

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2017, 02:27:22 pm »
Surprise cocktail pickup. $30 locally.  Just need to get monitor bezel and glass.









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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2017, 03:07:26 pm »
Today, the Army told I've been selected for promotion to Major.  Chuffed would be the word.  Very chuffed. 

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2017, 03:52:03 pm »
Today, the Army told I've been selected for promotion to Major.  Chuffed would be the word.  Very chuffed.

So I can call you a Major Dick now? sweeet, Im chuffed about that ;)



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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2017, 09:44:55 pm »
Those tacky swirling lights your neighbors had in their yard look awesome on your game room ceiling and are on clearance for $6 at Big Lots...



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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2017, 09:54:24 pm »
^ Good call!

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2017, 11:18:44 pm »
Seriously. Those things were so annoying. Put in a bit of effort and put up some real lights.

Good repurpose for sure.

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2017, 06:35:40 am »
A promotion to Major? Congratulations definitely in order. Thank you for your service, and the personal sacrifices that go along with it.
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2017, 09:39:29 am »
A promotion to Major? Congratulations definitely in order. Thank you for your service, and the personal sacrifices that go along with it.
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Thanks man!  It's a big step, looking forward to it

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2017, 12:02:23 pm »
Those tacky swirling lights your neighbors had in their yard look awesome on your game room ceiling and are on clearance for $6 at Big Lots...



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Boom! Good idea.

I have a gaming nook and I bet this would look cool behind there.

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2017, 09:19:59 pm »
I couldn't take the occasional blinding light from that thing, so I put black duck tape on the bottom half of the lens that faces outward.  I also cut the end off the plastic yard spike, drilled a hole into a 2x4 scrap, and have it up on a little platform now.  Major improvement.



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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2017, 09:51:02 pm »
I've got that exact one, but I can't figure out where I put it last year.  It's a good idea. 

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2017, 07:53:45 pm »
Late Christmas present... Father buys me some extravagant tool every year.

Took it to my restaurateur great grandfather's meat cleaver.  (I had previously embalmed it in black paint to prevent rust... It's been used as a workshop tool for 50+ years). This thing might be ready for butchering sheep duty again.



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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2017, 04:31:46 pm »


This exists.

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2017, 05:11:05 pm »
True story:  A couple of years ago we were seriously considering having our youngest try some of that 8-Bit to scare him off alcohol.  Might be the worst tasting beer I've ever attempted to drink.   :lol



This exists.

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2017, 09:26:39 pm »
This sucks too. A friend of mine brought it to a party at my house. I considered revoking his friend status. I like Star Trek. This almost changed my mind.

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« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2017, 09:33:52 pm »
True story:  A couple of years ago we were seriously considering having our youngest try some of that 8-Bit to scare him off alcohol.  Might be the worst tasting beer I've ever attempted to drink.   :lol

Yeah, and it wasn't cheap, either.    :timebomb:

Still think the worst was Blue Moon Oatmeal Cappuccino Stout.  Turned out my friend had hauled it to two parties before he brought the rest to mine.  First time I gagged on a beer since I was like 9 years old.  Taking a swig of what I thought was regular Blue Moon and getting.... That.  Yikes.




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« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2017, 10:29:43 pm »
This sucks too. A friend of mine brought it to a party at my house. I considered revoking his friend status. I like Star Trek. This almost changed my mind.

Bloody synthehol.  Next time go behind Guinan's bar and get the green stuff.  That's the good stuff.

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2017, 11:01:08 pm »
I got the remastered version of Van Morrison's Moondance and applied for 3 new jobs this week. Hella chuffed.
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« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2017, 11:43:58 pm »
True story:  A couple of years ago we were seriously considering having our youngest try some of that 8-Bit to scare him off alcohol.  Might be the worst tasting beer I've ever attempted to drink.   :lol

Yeah, and it wasn't cheap, either.    :timebomb:

Still think the worst was Blue Moon Oatmeal Cappuccino Stout.  Turned out my friend had hauled it to two parties before he brought the rest to mine.  First time I gagged on a beer since I was like 9 years old.  Taking a swig of what I thought was regular Blue Moon and getting.... That.  Yikes.

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2017, 03:52:09 pm »
I got the remastered version of Van Morrison's Moondance and applied for 3 new jobs this week. Hella chuffed.

What's wrong with your old job?


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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2017, 04:10:54 pm »
I got the remastered version of Van Morrison's Moondance and applied for 3 new jobs this week. Hella chuffed.

What's wrong with your old job?
21 years as an educator, over half my life in Education. I'm getting the itch to do something new. And make money.
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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2017, 05:03:37 pm »
Fully vested in that pension, aren't ya?   :lol


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« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2017, 05:06:57 pm »
Fully vested in that pension, aren't ya?   [emoji38]
I could retire in about 7 more years at the earliest, but I've come to realize I don't want to do this for 7 more years. I'd also have to spend $8k out of pocket to move over on the salary scale, but I'd rather put that towards my daughter's own college tuition.
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« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2017, 08:00:16 pm »
It bothers me that educators aren't paid more.  It's one of the most important jobs so teachers should really get paid accordingly.  Maybe then the nation wouldn't be so darn stupid.

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« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2017, 08:22:23 pm »
It bothers me that educators aren't paid more.  It's one of the most important jobs so teachers should really get paid accordingly.  Maybe then the nation wouldn't be so darn stupid.
Thanks Howard.  Truly,  the rewards are intrinsic.

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« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2017, 11:54:03 pm »
Too poor for the Super Bowl though I spent hours contemplating it when the tickets hit $1,900 a week ago.  Would have been a helluva game to see in person. 

Teachers pull about $50k here for 9 months, and Texas is allegedly one of those bad states that hates everyone.  Many school teachers in my family and they did fine and have had a comfortable retirement.

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« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2017, 02:02:50 am »
Ok, look at it this way.  A lot of schooling is involved in becoming a teacher, depending upon what level you teach for of course.  Typically people with degrees bring in 60k or more easy.  In most States teachers get the same amount as a blue collar worker... they do extra work without any financial incentive to do so.  So what incentive do the brightest and best minds have to become a teacher?

Because of this good teachers are the exception, not the norm, especially in super poor areas.

It's not about teachers being in the poor house, it's their pay not rivaling doctors and the like, which it should because forming young minds is just as important as saving lives.  I mean I do my part, any prop. that comes up for vote I always vote to give them more pay, but apparently WV is a red state now, so my vote never counts.

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« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2017, 04:17:13 am »
I finally managed to get a Jill Valentine figure this week :)
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« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2017, 11:43:53 am »
Grading some submitted assignments. This is why you carefully spell check and grammar check as well as give a complete read through to your work before you turn it in, kids.
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« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2017, 11:48:56 am »
:lol

Grading is a funny thing, when I was in college we got the riot act about plagiarism.. and in hind sight, they didn't have the tools back then to actually catch it.  Now they do, and every semester my wife agonizes over what to do when a student inevitably gets flagged.  Generally that problem sorts itself out because if a student is deliberately plagiarizing they tend to be about to flunk out anyway. 

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« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2017, 07:18:36 pm »


Beach season has begun.  Texas wine, Texas beer, Texas beach.

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« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2017, 08:05:14 pm »
Rolled into River Oaks as the poorest person in the zip code.  Saw I Am Not Your Negro at the one theater in Houston screening it.  Very thought provoking and interesting movie and I hope all of you gve it a chance.

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« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2017, 12:01:12 am »
Never heard of it.  Documentary?

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« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2017, 10:34:14 am »
Sort of.  More like James Baldwin's thoughts on various race issues.

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« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2017, 12:07:24 am »
So chuffed to have picked up that quality piece of equipment on the left to replace the junk on the right. Imma be an EPROM erasing fool!

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« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2017, 04:37:37 pm »
Another flat screen plucked from the trash.



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« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2017, 04:16:17 pm »
Yet another Texas beach... hooray for warm weather.





Also, Nobel prize winner Eric Kandel says all you fat shits need to walk more.




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« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2017, 04:17:53 pm »
Yet another Texas beach... hooray for warm weather.





Also, Nobel prize winner Eric Kandel says all you fat shits need to walk more.



Better retire your rascal.

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« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2017, 04:31:33 pm »
"Don't retire" was his other advice.

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« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2017, 05:08:33 pm »
"Don't retire" was his other advice.

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Sounds like a puzzler.

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« Reply #46 on: March 02, 2017, 11:21:31 pm »
I don't take advice to get off ---my bottom--- from a guy sitting on his ass in front of a podium, where you are supposed to stand.  You wouldn't see Bernie Sanders sitting in a high chair.

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« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2017, 09:55:50 am »
He's 87 and he stood for about half of it.  He gets a pass.

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« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2017, 11:05:07 am »
He should get a pass for just about anything. A woman at my church is turning 98 this year. She works in our food pantry serving people who need help feeding their families. She walks to church from her house across the street. Without a cane or walker. She is amazing.

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« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2017, 02:44:46 pm »
He's 87 and he stood for about half of it.  He gets a pass.

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Bah! Great Uncle Ed is 92... up until his stroke last year he could run circles around me... quite literally.  He's still pretty darn spry, but the stoke took some function away from his left leg.

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« Reply #50 on: March 04, 2017, 08:33:16 pm »
Decided it was time to get back into spoiling perfectly good food game. 

I present... Cheese.



One quart of whole milk yields a blob about the size of a deck of cards.  I am hilariously lactose intolerant.

This will end well.


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« Reply #51 on: March 04, 2017, 09:10:48 pm »

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« Reply #52 on: March 08, 2017, 05:04:23 pm »
Found some moldy meat hanging up in a restaurant in Paris! The cheese over here is Chufftacular!
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« Reply #53 on: March 08, 2017, 08:46:50 pm »
Are you sure that just isn't REAAAAALLLY moldy meat?  I'm just saying, cheese is rot.

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« Reply #54 on: March 08, 2017, 09:48:06 pm »
Nephasth. Your signature just made me laugh. I was at a friend's house for dinner. We were talking about arcade machines. Her favorite game is Centipede.

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« Reply #55 on: March 08, 2017, 09:51:30 pm »
Nephasth. Your signature just made me laugh. I was at a friend's house for dinner. We were talking about arcade machines. Her favorite game is Centipede.
You and Neph would get along. Too bad you can't make it to ZapCon.
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« Reply #56 on: March 08, 2017, 10:06:58 pm »
If my friend was not sick I would be there. I wish I could go, but I don't regret my decision. I will see you guys next year.

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« Reply #57 on: March 08, 2017, 10:08:19 pm »
If my friend was not sick I would be there. I wish I could go, but I don't regret my decision. I will see you guys next year.
No,  you're a good friend.  Enjoy your time with your friend and keep an eye on the ZC thread.  I'll make Neph go next year.
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« Reply #58 on: March 08, 2017, 11:33:11 pm »


Soon..... Soon.....

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« Reply #59 on: March 08, 2017, 11:36:18 pm »


Soon..... Soon.....

 :cheers:
You should totally send us a bottle of your hooch to get loaded on at ZapCon.
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« Reply #60 on: March 08, 2017, 11:45:07 pm »
Yeah, we opened up one of the bottles of strawberry wine I aged in a Topo Chico bottle for like three years (through indifference).  The smell wasn't great, kind of like wet old bread, but the taste wasn't completely awful.  One of the group even liked it.  I poured that stuff down the drain.

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« Reply #61 on: March 09, 2017, 09:53:09 am »
Just got on my Artist's VERY long waiting list for ink...  Soon the Spider and the Flea will join my Centipede!!!  #arcadeinspiredtats

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« Reply #62 on: March 09, 2017, 04:31:43 pm »
Oh ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---, what the hell did yotsuya pick up now?

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« Reply #63 on: March 09, 2017, 04:44:24 pm »
If it's a Joust...you and I are gonna have words...

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« Reply #64 on: March 09, 2017, 04:50:05 pm »
Rectangular particleboard money vacuum?

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« Reply #65 on: March 09, 2017, 04:51:12 pm »
Rectangular particleboard money vacuum?
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« Reply #66 on: March 09, 2017, 05:33:16 pm »
Posted without comment...


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« Reply #67 on: March 09, 2017, 06:03:53 pm »
Posted without comment...


No, I'm 43. I'm going to grow old gracefully.

I'll post pictures soon of what I picked up. VJ, it's not a Joust.
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« Reply #68 on: March 09, 2017, 06:05:26 pm »
Rectangular particleboard money vacuum?
The ---smurf--- is blowing a fuse right now... but I know it DOES work...
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« Reply #69 on: March 09, 2017, 07:35:53 pm »
But what it is doe?

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« Reply #70 on: March 09, 2017, 07:46:30 pm »
I think I know!

He's been after one for quite some time, and it might have something in common with my cabaret. Warm?

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« Reply #71 on: March 09, 2017, 07:57:20 pm »
I think I know!

He's been after one for quite some time, and it might have something in common with my cabaret. Warm?
No, but I did see that cabinet today when I made the pickup. Still on my want list. The guy who owns it isn't too keen on getting rid of it yet though. I asked him at ZapCon last year and he gave me this look.
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« Reply #72 on: March 09, 2017, 08:11:58 pm »
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« Reply #73 on: March 09, 2017, 08:52:29 pm »
That was my second guess. You gonna do the retheme?!

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« Reply #74 on: March 09, 2017, 08:56:34 pm »
Hsd to Google that one. Sorry

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« Reply #75 on: March 09, 2017, 10:03:06 pm »
That was my second guess. You gonna do the retheme?!
Not on this one. If I decide to follow through on rebuilding the zombie one, I will.
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« Reply #76 on: March 09, 2017, 10:07:01 pm »
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« Reply #77 on: March 10, 2017, 12:06:10 am »
She lives!!!



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« Reply #78 on: March 10, 2017, 01:13:18 am »
God help you

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« Reply #79 on: March 10, 2017, 01:18:03 am »
God help you

Help me with what? The chuff that runneth over?
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« Reply #80 on: March 10, 2017, 10:26:12 am »


Frightening levels of fermentation going on....

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #81 on: March 11, 2017, 01:09:11 am »
So, after I spend $30 on two hotdogs, one soda, and one bag of peanuts, I find out my seats come with a complimentary buffet with nachos, hamburgers, piles of candy, bins of soda.  Can't win them all.

Here two teenage girls wrestle a helpless animal for my amusement.  In exchange for his loss of dignity, the beast will be rewarded with hay on his inevitable journey to the abattoir.




Alicia Keys plays her catalog of country music hits.





Nobody smokes anymore.

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« Reply #82 on: March 11, 2017, 03:03:12 pm »
That switch would have looked better.

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« Reply #83 on: March 11, 2017, 10:13:48 pm »
Here two teenage girls wrestle a helpless animal for my amusement.  In exchange for his loss of dignity, the beast will be rewarded with hay on his inevitable journey to the abattoir.


Yeah somebody has to explain the rodeo to me one day.  Even if you are really good at it, you just managed to outsmart a cow... one of the stupidest mammals on the planet.  Myself I don't play with my food. 

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« Reply #84 on: March 12, 2017, 12:11:40 am »
That switch would have looked better.

Not so sure about that one.  I wasn't at all familiar with her walking into it, but left impressed. (Obviously I recognized several of her songs as they were played)

Yeah somebody has to explain the rodeo to me one day.  Even if you are really good at it, you just managed to outsmart a cow... one of the stupidest mammals on the planet.  Myself I don't play with my food. 

Get people aware of and children excited about agricultural endeavors.  Tons of scholarships handed out, etc.

My wife has received thousands of dollars from them and it has been a lifesaver.  Funding genotyping this semester.

So, yeah, I get it and can laugh at some of the absurdity but hey.



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« Reply #85 on: March 12, 2017, 06:00:39 pm »
Cass de Yotsuya gameroom is literally overflowing....

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« Reply #86 on: March 12, 2017, 06:44:07 pm »
That is cool. There was one of those gutted up for sale by me. I had too many irons in the fire to bite on it.

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« Reply #87 on: March 12, 2017, 07:09:55 pm »
That is cool. There was one of those gutted up for sale by me. I had too many irons in the fire to bite on it.
I just had to fix the shifter switch.  It works perfect now.

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« Reply #88 on: March 12, 2017, 07:18:19 pm »
Nice. I get that silly nostalgia feeling whenever I hear a pole position machine in operation.

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« Reply #89 on: March 12, 2017, 07:29:03 pm »
Relevant in name only:


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« Reply #90 on: March 12, 2017, 07:48:54 pm »
I used to build the two cars from the cartoon out of Legos when I was a kid. I made my little brother be the girl. :P

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« Reply #91 on: March 12, 2017, 08:01:26 pm »
I liked the talking cars.... thought the stupid people were unnecessary.
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« Reply #92 on: March 12, 2017, 08:14:01 pm »
I thought the same. That also goes double for the Transformers. The humans are unnecessary and annoying.

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« Reply #93 on: March 12, 2017, 09:29:26 pm »
Today I went back to the rodeo and saw The Chainsmokers.

They don't sing, dance, or play instruments.  They pretend to turn dials, listen to headphones, and say, "let me hear you Houston! 1 2 3 4!"  The light show was cool, and I was surrounded by top shelf ---Bad words, bad words, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when saint censors you?--- dancing to it.  Which was nice.

My wife played their EP on the drive home.  It was actually pretty good.  Why wasn't their no name female vocalist there?

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« Reply #94 on: March 12, 2017, 09:47:54 pm »
Nice. I get that silly nostalgia feeling whenever I hear a pole position machine in operation.
Yep. Same here. Although it's going to be "for sale" at ZapCon, I ain't gonna try too hard to sell it.

But I gotta tell you, that sombitch is HEAVY.

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« Reply #95 on: March 12, 2017, 10:50:48 pm »




Etc.

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« Reply #96 on: March 13, 2017, 08:16:47 am »
I was surrounded by top shelf ---Bad words, bad words, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when saint censors you?--- dancing to it.  Which was nice.

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« Reply #97 on: March 13, 2017, 08:40:11 am »
How about an idiot proof link to freeshop?

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« Reply #98 on: March 13, 2017, 02:55:10 pm »
In other news, I got my second Pokemon Go Plus - first one went to my wife. 

Fun fact about this device, you don't own Pokemon Go Plus, Pokemon Go Plus owns you.  My desk is in range of a Pokestop.  Bzz... Bzzz.... Bzz...



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« Reply #99 on: March 13, 2017, 07:35:46 pm »
I'm surprised you are still playing it.  Actually I don't think I ever started.  Installed it on my phone but it was glitching out and never bothered to fix it.

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« Reply #100 on: March 13, 2017, 07:51:12 pm »
It has introduced us to several area parks and increased my step average, so no hate here.  The creator is a Texan and did an interview in Texas Monthly where he said the entire point of the game was to get you outside and visiting local points of interest.  If that sounds appealing to you, you will enjoy it.  Otherwise, nah.


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« Reply #101 on: March 13, 2017, 10:01:27 pm »
Just finished my first professional arcade repair job. Local Barcade has a TMNT with a bad power switch. I came out and swapped it for them, 10 minutes later and twenty bucks richer.
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« Reply #102 on: March 14, 2017, 12:09:38 am »
Which place, Cobra?  I was actually impressed by that place.  It feels like a neighborhood arcade that happens to have a bar instead of the other way around.

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« Reply #103 on: March 14, 2017, 09:01:27 am »
Which place, Cobra?  I was actually impressed by that place.  It feels like a neighborhood arcade that happens to have a bar instead of the other way around.
No, Bonus Round.
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« Reply #104 on: March 14, 2017, 09:03:41 am »
Money doesn't make you richer... :P
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« Reply #105 on: March 16, 2017, 09:09:43 pm »
Colder now than it was in December. Oh well, spring break. WooooooOoooOoOOoo!


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« Reply #106 on: March 16, 2017, 09:20:56 pm »
Money doesn't make you richer... :P

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Money doesn't make you richer... :P

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« Reply #108 on: March 17, 2017, 05:06:40 pm »
We had one, but apparently we were having too much fun and Saint took it away from us.  ;)

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #109 on: March 18, 2017, 07:33:49 am »
A couple of my buddies came over last night. Their wives wanted to have a girl's night out. My friends brought their kids out and everyone had a blast in my mini arcade. All 4 dedicated cabs and my MAME cab got heavy use. The kids got a kick out of seeing their names on my hi score leaderboard.
    I want to thank this community for making nights like this possible. You guys gave me the drive to build my own cab and to pick up dedicated games. :cheers:

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #110 on: March 18, 2017, 12:33:42 pm »
A couple of my buddies came over last night. Their wives wanted to have a girl's night out. My friends brought their kids out and everyone had a blast in my mini arcade. All 4 dedicated cabs and my MAME cab got heavy use. The kids got a kick out of seeing their names on my hi score leaderboard.
    I want to thank this community for making nights like this possible. You guys gave me the drive to build my own cab and to pick up dedicated games. :cheers:
Yep, that's what this hobby is all about. For me, it's the craftsmanship, the  camaraderie and the joy it brings people when they come into my game room.
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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #111 on: March 18, 2017, 10:30:47 pm »
For me it's the temporary cessation of the voices in my head.  :D

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #112 on: March 19, 2017, 03:18:47 pm »
Just found this Beaver candy machine at the swap meet today. Ive always wanted one. Paid $40. I need to figure out how to open it and put candy in/ get my quarters out. The locks are drilled.

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« Reply #113 on: March 19, 2017, 07:17:21 pm »
Made some good money today diagnosing two non-working cabs and actually resurrecting a Pole Position that the local Barcade wanted me to look at. Just earning that ZapCon money.
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« Reply #114 on: March 19, 2017, 09:43:29 pm »
Beaver candy...

Hehe...(Like I'm 13...)

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #115 on: March 19, 2017, 09:48:26 pm »
Thomas is slowly converting his garage into a gas station.


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« Reply #116 on: March 19, 2017, 10:34:16 pm »
Thomas is slowly converting his garage into a gas station.
Or channeling his inner Fred Sanford...
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« Reply #117 on: March 20, 2017, 06:05:55 am »
Thomas is slowly converting his garage into a gas station.
Or channeling his inner Fred Sanford...
:laugh2: you guys just made my morning.

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« Reply #118 on: March 20, 2017, 01:08:51 pm »
Shudup dummy!  Gonna go down to the gas station and get some ripple.  ....something about a heart attack... ect ect.

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« Reply #119 on: March 20, 2017, 03:16:26 pm »
Shudup dummy!  Gonna go down to the gas station and get some ripple.  ....something about a heart attack... ect ect.

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« Reply #120 on: March 23, 2017, 10:13:07 pm »
Work on the compound has begun!



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« Reply #121 on: March 23, 2017, 10:19:18 pm »
You're giving Malenko a run for his rape dungeon money.

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« Reply #122 on: March 23, 2017, 10:50:55 pm »
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« Reply #123 on: March 23, 2017, 11:36:14 pm »
So what are your plans for those containers?

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« Reply #124 on: March 23, 2017, 11:42:21 pm »
So what are your plans for those containers?
Tiny houses
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« Reply #125 on: March 24, 2017, 12:06:11 am »
You'll have to only kidnap tiny people I guess. 

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« Reply #126 on: March 24, 2017, 09:34:28 am »
So what are your plans for those containers?

One is for long term storage for junk like arcade machines. The other will be turned into a workshop until I build the real shop. And they're both used as wind breaks for the camper.
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« Reply #127 on: March 24, 2017, 09:36:00 am »
...do you live in the camper?...


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« Reply #128 on: March 24, 2017, 09:41:35 am »
The plan was to live in the camper this year and build a house out there next. However... life threw me a curveball and now I'm living with a lady friend.
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« Reply #129 on: March 24, 2017, 09:55:48 am »
...is she hot?...


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« Reply #130 on: March 24, 2017, 09:58:12 am »
I wouldn't deviate from the plan if otherwise...
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« Reply #131 on: March 24, 2017, 10:16:01 am »
Your setup is so eerily reminiscent of a Texas collector's...



All he's done is add more trailers and cargo containers since this was taken...



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« Reply #132 on: March 24, 2017, 11:09:01 am »
I wouldn't deviate from the plan if otherwise...
So letting her play with the Grand Lizard let you seal the deal, huh?
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« Reply #133 on: March 27, 2017, 10:18:50 pm »
So, got the $15 300W sound bar thumping with my Stepmania setup.  That combined with my ceiling lighting effects means I may have finally achieved my game room dreams.

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« Reply #134 on: March 27, 2017, 10:21:30 pm »
Vids or it didn't happen.

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« Reply #135 on: March 28, 2017, 01:25:36 am »


Good as it gets at 1am.  Linux laptop hooked to 55" 4K thumping through 300W sound bar recorded on Samsung phone I rescued from a puddle of water in an alley.


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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #136 on: March 28, 2017, 01:27:09 am »


Good as it gets at 1am.  Linux laptop hooked to 55" 4K thumping through 300W sound bar recorded on Samsung phone I rescued from a puddle of water in an alley.

Casa de Jimbo Gameroom in full swing, ya'll!
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« Reply #137 on: March 28, 2017, 08:24:21 am »


Good as it gets at 1am.  Linux laptop hooked to 55" 4K thumping through 300W sound bar recorded on Samsung phone I rescued from a puddle of water in an alley.
Whats with the porn in the background?

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #138 on: March 28, 2017, 09:09:32 am »
Nah man. Mine and Malenko's rape dungeons ain't got ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- on yours! :o
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« Reply #139 on: March 28, 2017, 09:46:56 am »
Whats with the porn in the background?

It's the official music video for Hocico's song Dead Trust.

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« Reply #140 on: March 28, 2017, 09:57:36 am »
That is an actual rape dungeon in that video

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #141 on: March 28, 2017, 10:03:24 am »
Describing Malenko's garage like that isn't very nice.

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« Reply #142 on: March 28, 2017, 11:24:19 am »
My house goes on the market tomorrow night.  Chuffed but also a bit freaked out.  Lived here for 17 years, raised my kids here, went through quite a bit in my life in this house.  Also put a ton of blood, sweat, and tears into it, not to mention a rather large pile of money.  If it sells (or rather when), I will be homeless for about 7 months, and I am expecting a fast sale.  Hope I can find an apartment quickly. 

They say you should never change more than three big things in your life in one year.  I am pushing that a little.  2017 is either going to make or break me.

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« Reply #143 on: March 28, 2017, 10:35:02 pm »
My house goes on the market tomorrow night.  Chuffed but also a bit freaked out.  Lived here for 17 years, raised my kids here, went through quite a bit in my life in this house.  Also put a ton of blood, sweat, and tears into it, not to mention a rather large pile of money.  If it sells (or rather when), I will be homeless for about 7 months, and I am expecting a fast sale.  Hope I can find an apartment quickly. 

They say you should never change more than three big things in your life in one year.  I am pushing that a little.  2017 is either going to make or break me.
Move in with the stripper GF.
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« Reply #144 on: March 29, 2017, 12:04:50 am »
My house goes on the market tomorrow night.  Chuffed but also a bit freaked out.  Lived here for 17 years, raised my kids here, went through quite a bit in my life in this house.  Also put a ton of blood, sweat, and tears into it, not to mention a rather large pile of money.  If it sells (or rather when), I will be homeless for about 7 months, and I am expecting a fast sale.  Hope I can find an apartment quickly. 

They say you should never change more than three big things in your life in one year.  I am pushing that a little.  2017 is either going to make or break me.
Move in with the stripper GF.
She has lived with me for nearly 2 years now, lol, so we are both gonna be homeless.  Building a house now but it won't be done for a while..

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« Reply #145 on: March 29, 2017, 06:03:55 am »
She has lived with me for nearly 2 years now, lol, so we are both gonna be homeless.  Building a house now but it won't be done for a while..
Move into Nephasths rape compound...

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« Reply #146 on: March 29, 2017, 09:38:51 am »
She has lived with me for nearly 2 years now, lol, so we are both gonna be homeless.  Building a house now but it won't be done for a while..
Move into Nephasths rape compound...

Before being selected, candidates must go through an extensive observation period. Once deemed to be ideal, they will be... um... invited out...
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« Reply #147 on: March 29, 2017, 09:49:08 am »

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« Reply #148 on: March 31, 2017, 11:29:29 pm »
House listed at 3pm, got a call for a showing at 4pm, left at 7pm and went to see Ghost in the Shell while the first prospective buyers checked out the house, ended up in the lobby for 90% of the movie negotiating on the theater system.  Got a full price offer by 9pm, plus most of the theater equipment on the side.

The naff here is that I ended up selling about $12k in theater equipment for $5k.  I made most of it up on getting the full price on the house, but in the heat of the moment I threw out a number I will likely regret when I start building the new theater in the new house.  I am almost afraid to put a pen to paper to add up what I really have into that theater.  I was planning to replace a lot of it anyway, and this saves me the trouble of shipping expensive stuff to God knows where, but I'm wishing I had held out for a few more dollars..

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Re: 2017 Chuff thread
« Reply #149 on: April 01, 2017, 01:04:02 am »
Home theater stuff gets better every two weeks.  Embrace your newfound freedom to upgrade.

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« Reply #150 on: April 01, 2017, 09:00:17 am »
Home theater stuff gets better every two weeks.  Embrace your newfound freedom to upgrade.

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Says the guy that doesnt pay for anything.  >:D

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« Reply #151 on: April 01, 2017, 09:26:10 am »
I like making other people spend money.

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« Reply #152 on: April 01, 2017, 12:37:42 pm »
Home theater stuff gets better every two weeks.  Embrace your newfound freedom to upgrade.

 :cheers:
Yup, already planning some huge upgrades for the theater.  It's hard not to buy stuff now, but it would sit in storage for like 9 months, just losing value before ever unboxing them, so I have to hold off.  My fear is when I am ready for the new projector it will be 2 months before the next model year so I will either have to wait or pay full price for something that will be discounted 40% in a couple months, not to mention lacking new features. 

I also sold off some shop tools.  Sold my 15" 3hp planer, an old Delta scroll saw, and my 6" 2hp belt sander.  Three big heavy pieces I don't have to move and store.  It is fun being able to upgrade, but it isn't going to be cheap.  The trick is not spending the money I got from selling the stuff so I can actually afford new stuff when the new house is ready. 

Oh and that fridge that PBJ helped me get a great deal on with the movers coupon idea, that ended up thrown in on the house deal, which means I will need another expensive fridge.  The upside is that little dent in the door that bugs me will now bug the new homeowner when they finally notice it, and I will have a new fridge without any dents.  The dent isn't worth the $2k loss, but I have to find some kind of upside.

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« Reply #153 on: April 02, 2017, 05:12:41 pm »
Was wondering if you got rid of that eye twitch causing fridge.

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Anyway, it's that time of year and I have finally gotten my hands on kosher Coca Cola intended for Passover.  Only took 20 years of passively looking.

Not sure if it's fresher or been handled better than the "Mexican" cokes, but it's definitely a notch better.



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« Reply #154 on: April 02, 2017, 08:06:32 pm »
One of these days someone is going to have to explain the intricacies of the Jewish faith and why eating bacon or using a phone will send you to hell. 

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« Reply #155 on: April 02, 2017, 08:46:03 pm »
One of these days someone is going to have to explain the intricacies of the Jewish faith and why eating bacon or using a phone will send you to hell.


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« Reply #156 on: April 02, 2017, 10:19:22 pm »
Jesus said it's not what goes into a man's mouth but what comes out that defiles him, so keep your mouth shut and drink up.

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« Reply #157 on: April 02, 2017, 10:42:27 pm »
Bring Jesus into a discussion about Judaism ... makes perfect sense.

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« Reply #158 on: April 02, 2017, 10:59:47 pm »

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« Reply #159 on: April 06, 2017, 12:13:34 am »
Soon...... Soon....


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« Reply #160 on: April 06, 2017, 12:14:47 am »
Keeping your pee jars above the pizza bites.  Classy!!

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« Reply #161 on: April 06, 2017, 06:13:12 am »
Keeping your pee jars above the pizza bites.  Classy!!


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« Reply #162 on: April 06, 2017, 12:23:06 pm »
Just told my department chair I don't plan to return next year. So after 21 years here, I'll be a free agent come May 20th.
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« Reply #163 on: April 06, 2017, 12:23:33 pm »
Did you get the job?

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« Reply #164 on: April 06, 2017, 12:30:07 pm »
That's a bold move Yots.

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« Reply #165 on: April 06, 2017, 02:54:39 pm »
No, but I have some other things in the works. I just need to go, and to widen my search, they need to know so I can do it the right way. Going to tell the principal tomorrow.
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« Reply #166 on: April 06, 2017, 03:04:25 pm »
He already knows.


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« Reply #167 on: April 06, 2017, 03:04:48 pm »
He already knows.
Probably, but I gotta make it official.
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« Reply #168 on: April 08, 2017, 09:07:04 pm »
Made some more video game fundage fixing two more games at the local barcade. If only I could spin that into a full-time gig.
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« Reply #169 on: April 08, 2017, 09:07:53 pm »
Oh, and the principal was pretty cool. He told me if I ever wanted to go back, he'd hire me in a heartbeat. So there's that.
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« Reply #170 on: April 08, 2017, 10:24:14 pm »
Made some more video game fundage fixing two more games at the local barcade. If only I could spin that into a full-time gig.

The country really needs a chain of repair shops... not computers, those still exist, but just general electronics repair.  In our disposable society repairing old tech is a dying art. 

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« Reply #171 on: April 08, 2017, 10:29:47 pm »
Made some more video game fundage fixing two more games at the local barcade. If only I could spin that into a full-time gig.

The country really needs a chain of repair shops... not computers, those still exist, but just general electronics repair.  In our disposable society repairing old tech is a dying art.
That's what fascinates me/gives me chuff about fixing stuff.
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« Reply #172 on: April 09, 2017, 12:06:44 am »
This is why I want to get out of IT admin, computers are cool and all but I get way more excited when working on other electronics, boards, etc even If I dont fix it I still have fun learning how everything works.

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« Reply #173 on: April 09, 2017, 12:50:17 am »
So, turns out if you freeze cider, and skim off the ice, you are engaging in fractional freezing / freeze distillation.  I had done it because it was drinkable, I wanted to kill off the yeast, and was too impatient to wait for it to fully thaw.

So two gallons were condensed to one.  Tasted about 15-20% and five of us plowed through it last night.  Was actually quite good with a squirt of stevia.  Next batch will be loaded with cinnamon, sugar, and cloves.

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« Reply #174 on: April 09, 2017, 04:05:46 pm »
Enjoying a nice spring day at the ballpark!

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« Reply #175 on: April 09, 2017, 04:24:50 pm »

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« Reply #176 on: April 09, 2017, 04:37:56 pm »

Don't you have some meat you should be salting? Don't waste it on your posts.
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« Reply #177 on: April 09, 2017, 04:40:13 pm »

Don't you have some meat you should be salting? Don't waste it on your posts.
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« Reply #178 on: April 09, 2017, 04:41:30 pm »
Tapatalk decided at random to include a quote with my post. I am still getting used to this app.

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« Reply #179 on: April 09, 2017, 08:08:38 pm »
I just got home from GOBfest, a local board game convention. There were a few hundred people there, playing games from 9AM to midnight yesterday, and 9AM to 5PM today. I took a couple pictures, but my phone didn't save them for some reason.

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« Reply #180 on: April 11, 2017, 03:10:10 pm »
You know that meme that space jam goes with everything?  Apparently so does Rush.  Beat Mega Man 2, put some Tom Sawyer on and went through several rounds of Bubble Bobble.  Man some of these games seemed a lot harder as a kid. 

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« Reply #181 on: April 11, 2017, 07:31:20 pm »
You know that meme that space jam goes with everything?  Apparently so does Rush.  Beat Mega Man 2, put some Tom Sawyer on and went through several rounds of Bubble Bobble.  Man some of these games seemed a lot harder as a kid.

You should join the high score competitions you'd fit right in

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« Reply #182 on: April 15, 2017, 09:01:32 pm »
Swap meet today...



Sure are a lot of white people here.



Crap I bought, all worked after a shot of contact cleaner.



Inside The Game Preserve.  I felt like admission was a little steep at $15 but I guess we all got bills to pay and unwashed masses to keep out.



A typical line up.

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« Reply #183 on: April 22, 2017, 08:52:30 pm »
Another busy Saturday.

First it was time for more salted pork...



Then March for Science.



Then IKEA.  RIP wallet.

Then this...

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