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June 17th, 2017, 6:05 pm #81

and please...don't nobody tell the Trumps
about a rare bird flying around New Hampshire!

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June 17th, 2017, 8:52 pm #82

Saucy remarks???  Why thank you, Sir!  I believe I may want that carved on my gravestone.
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June 17th, 2017, 9:24 pm #83

I didn't know if I should post this in the Trump thread, the pot thread, or where ... so I'ma gonna put it here.


7% of Americans think that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.  I can (painfully) live with that.  However.  A full 48% of those polled "admitted they weren't sure where chocolate milk comes from."


http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-an ... rown-cows/
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June 17th, 2017, 9:56 pm #84

Leland33 wrote:
Lake Winnipesaukee has, I'm sure, beaches where you'll find brown boobys usually later in the summer. The beach where they're found is remote and usually marked with a sign alerting to brown boobys; or maybe attire optional.

Don't bother with binoculars because you'll be able to see them close up - but not too close. They don't mind. But if you ONLY SEE brown BACKIES.. wait 20-30 minutes and you'll see brown boobys.
The first time I ever saw Brown Boobies was in a National Geographic magazine!
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June 18th, 2017, 12:52 am #85

Dun - then you might have seen this bright looking cute little chick with Brown Boobies.

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June 18th, 2017, 12:30 pm #86

Our tropical friend still hanging around the lake this morning!


(photo taken in Hawaii)

From the American Birding Association tweet blog up North:
18 Jun: @ 10:27:59
Brown Booby Yes!
...perched on her usual deck railing after fishing the north end of the lake.
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June 18th, 2017, 12:50 pm #87

I have it on good authority that chocolate milk not only comes from brown cows but from others as well.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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June 18th, 2017, 9:07 pm #88

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June 18th, 2017, 9:50 pm #89

Cape Ann Web wrote:


Those must be insects!
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June 18th, 2017, 9:54 pm #90

I can totally see someone suing about this nowadays. 
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June 18th, 2017, 11:42 pm #91

Like ants carrying crumbs of bread a steady line of people with watermelons headed back to the concert.

Man, where did-ya-get-the watermelon man???

Just follow the dirt road there's a barn real close - the farmers got a gigantic pile stacked in the barn. Five bucks man. Hey man we got weed if you want.

Not now.

Gold, man, Mexican gold !!!

Maybe later. So the watermelon is ...

Yeah, not far man (points). Remember wacky tabacky, man. Don't worry about the FEDS man... they won't bother any of us with weed. They're only busting for acid. You heard there it bad acid right man???

Yeaaaaah. Thanks man.

[I walk a ways and found the old barn. A sign says "WATERMELON - whole $5 quartered $1]

I bought a dollars worth of watermelon and thought "yeap wacky all right"

AUGUST 1969. White Lake, Bethel NY
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June 22nd, 2017, 10:59 pm #92

Things that shouldn't happen:  a new Gong Show.


Chuck Barris, the Unknown Comic and Gene, Gene the Dancing Machine are inimitable so, please, just don't.
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June 23rd, 2017, 1:07 am #93

The Mike Myers/Host character is spooky.
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June 26th, 2017, 5:50 pm #94

I was trimming the hedges when half way through my B&D hedge trimmer died! It was only 2 years old and I bought it after my 25 year old B&D hedge trimmer died. No more Black & Decker for me. Not one hedge trimmer in stock at all the Gloucester stores that carry yard equipment so I had to travel out of town! All the way to Rockport to buy a Craftsman!
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June 29th, 2017, 1:40 am #95

Does anyone know where a nearby 9/11 memorial is?

Nothing on the grill - The Beverly Airport Cafe still has no takers - it's where the old cafe was but gutted it and removed the kitchen equipment. The last time I was there it was good but business was slow and the waitress cooked as well. I love small airports food.

Beverly will also host an air show Sept 9&10 over 40 aircraft and growing. Don't know when Collings Foundation warbirds will be I'll post when known.

Nothing from stream of Beverly's tower BUT WAIT -'someone is streaming the tower again on the ATC APP - worth $3. It's fun to listen to the thousands of airports streamed to pick up broken English since English is the universal language of aviation. It would make for entertainment for kids. Bring binoculars so you can read tail numbers. Then goggle the tail# to see if it's owned by someone famous.

Oh DID YOU COME UP WITH MOTHING ANOUT the 9/11 memorial - head to the east side of Beverly Airport (tower side) and turn on section "43" and proceed to fence at the end. You'll see a rusted ibeam in a reflection pool through the closed gate. If Mass Task Force is there they might let you in to pay respects.

NOTHING TO DO SO I hung out at the little airport on Plum Island. It is a very historic airport dating to 1910. Some strange DaVinci like aircraft were built in Marblehead and flown at Plum Island - I even got invited to a potluck there - oh what to bring.

We couldn't stop telling stories. (who me)? One guy had the best - a pilot wanted to fly to the 100th commemorative of the first flight at Kitty Hawk NC - turns out the pilot himself had a commemorative - he also was 100 and had a completely valid pilots license and valid medical.

As you can see NOTHING new in the world of regional aviation.
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June 30th, 2017, 10:29 pm #96

A good weekend to hike...once this rain stops!
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July 1st, 2017, 2:17 am #97

The trip over to Kendall Cinema was an epic tale in itself but I will save it for the one hit wonder that I am writing.

Anyway "Maudie" premiered there in wide release today.

I'll see it again when CAC&S picks it up in general release in late July.

This is not a spoiler alert but Maud passes away at the end and there's one last scene where husband Everett is selling her paintings after she's gone then it fades to black... actually Ev lived nearly a decade longer but was murdered by a local kid who confesses hours later.

The writer happily wrote in a happy major scene that did not take place and I won't spoiler it.

When BrainFix vacationed in Saint John's NF I tracked him on Google Earth Streetview in places he posted about. I know for sure at least two or three are recognizable in the movie.

In 1973 my whirlwind week driving all around Nova Scotia ended on a stunning
sunset I captured on 8mm film - islands connected by ferry ending at Brier. After driving back to Digby I headed south towards the ferry (to USA/Bar Harbor) in Yarmouth NS and there on the road had to have been Everett alone again in "their" house.

I have a bias about the movie but all o have to say is with all this Trump sickness - I forgot about it and CAO for 130 minutes.

The Academy might look down their noses at minor flaws but all the heart this flick has might make up for it.

What's wrong with having (---) nothing ...

... good luck Ethan, Sally and Maudie!!!

But the ferry (to USA/Bar Harbor) in Yarmouth NS and there on the road had to have been Everett alone again in "their" house.

I have a bias about the movie but all o have to say is with all this Trump sickness - I forgot about it and CAO for 130 minutes.

The Academy might look down their noses at minor flaws but all the heart this flick has might make up for it.

But Sally Hawkins nailed it as Maud Dowling/Lewis. Her own hand drew some of the folk art (aka naive art) her British parents long living in Ireland as children's book writer/illustrator.

Ethan Hawke had to interpret the Everett chsracter and how he took second fiddle to Maud's success.

The movie does a few things
Showing remorse for something your not happy you did.

Evolving love when it seemed it was gone

Slapping back with humor (Maud and the writer both)
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July 1st, 2017, 2:47 pm #98

Gloucester's own (peoples republic of lanesville) Virginia Lee Burton (1904 -1968) has some interesting but limited comparisons to Maud Lewis (1903-1970) despite major differences

They both died from heavy smoking.

They had completely different families.

They both thrived on their vision as artists.

VLB was a trained dancer ML had difficulty walking.

VLB had immense physical beauty and ML was ugly as sin.

As a person they were both very beautiful.

VLB IN ONE MINUTE:
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July 2nd, 2017, 7:39 pm #99

Anyone watching 60 Minutes? It makes me sad, but mostly angry that these animals are abused on a regular basis in circus's for the sake of entertainment. There's a special place in hell for anyone involved in this unnecessary cruelty.
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July 3rd, 2017, 2:16 am #100

gator wrote:
Anyone watching 60 Minutes? It makes me sad, but mostly angry that these animals are abused on a regular basis in circus's for the sake of entertainment. There's a special place in hell for anyone involved in this unnecessary cruelty.
This is it. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/disturbing- ... -reform-2/

One segment is when "Smith" the Lion is not rescued because the circus wanted to keep him but his whole family was rescued. In the act in a teacher happens to help with a trick but he's unhappy. He then attacks the teacher with a full body slam and at first the teacher appears in grave danger as she is dragged very fast all over the cage. The rescue folks spared Smith from a bullet. Truly amazing was Smith had the teachers collar and she and her students learned a lesson albeit traumatized.
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