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Put on your foil hat, Al.

Huh? / Re: Celtics great John Havlicek dies at 79
« on: Today at 04:54 »
Yep, and he was the sixth man for much of his career, too. That team was loaded in that era. No wonder the slow of wit and foot Lakers of that time couldn't defeat the Great Red God and Bill Russell.

Where did I put that box of Hoyo de Monterrey Double Coronas? Red lighting one up in L.A. after another championship was one of the sweetest smells there was. You grew up in L.A., Al, tell us what it was like?

Huh? / Is Belinda perfoming at Weeki-Watchee Springs, Al...
« on: April 24, 2019, 1737 UTC »
or have you put your foot down on her wobbling around underwater like an ancient hoochie-coochie dancer since the nuptials? She scares the kids at the park, Al.

For Sale / Wanted / Re: Free Continental 25 KW FM Transmitter
« on: April 23, 2019, 1118 UTC »
Don't underestimate morons and electricity

"Hey Bob! Climb up that power tower with these battery cables I strung together and we'll fire this thing up! Where do you put the ground? Clamp it to the tower when you get up there, you idiot!"

I go by a hill with high tension towers nearly every day where two young guys in the 70's took a CB, a box kite and reel of wire. They told people they found a place where they thought they could really "get out". They did, right out of this world.

I think the oldest one was 17? They used to smoke homegrown pot they treated with formaldehyde. God was obviously using those adventurous lads as an example for us all.

It happened above the local "Dead Man's Curve". I guess the pasture on the hill is "Fried Teen Hill"?

For Sale / Wanted / Re: Free Continental 25 KW FM Transmitter
« on: April 22, 2019, 2312 UTC »
That could get a person in world of trouble if they knew what they were doing and cause them a lot of pain if they didn't. Nothing is really "free".

Shortwave Pirate / Re: X-FM 6285 AM 0208 UTC 21 APR 2019
« on: April 22, 2019, 1344 UTC »
Thanks for playing "The Victor". Dick Dale and the Del-Tones ripping it up in 1965. No one could touch him then.

Bacon, BBQ, Beef, And More / Re: Enjoy your bacon
« on: April 22, 2019, 1336 UTC »
Took a pal of mine. He was dead within five weeks of biopsy and diagnosis. It almost seems like doing the biopsy ticks pancreatic cancer off? Nasty stuff.

He was a damned good guy, we used to have lot of fun together.

For Sale / Wanted / Re: Icom IC-735 Transceiver For Sale
« on: April 22, 2019, 1328 UTC »
Nice price. It's nearly identical in appearance to my 740. It's even got the same handy carrying strap for "portable use", lol.

Hey, they weighed about the same as many boomboxes of that era! That was portable enough for anyone!

For Sale / Wanted / Re: Palstar R30cc
« on: April 22, 2019, 1319 UTC »
I'm surprised it lasted that long. I always understood it was basically a Drake in a different box w/o a couple of bells and whistles. Good radio.

Bacon, BBQ, Beef, And More / Re: Enjoy your bacon
« on: April 20, 2019, 0331 UTC »
Josh, I had great Uncle who was diagnosed with it in his late 60's. He died at 96 of a stroke. He and his brother raised hogs, had their own little smokehouse. Every breakfast we all ate least a half pound of bacon before heading out. (The plain white bread and bacon sandwich is the true breakfast of champions.) The other brother had a massive stroke at 63, was given no chance to live. He walked out of the hospital three weeks later, was doing light farm after a couple of months and died in his orchard at the age of 83, ornery as the Devil until the end.

In fact, I knew a man whose first name was Bacon. Same epic lifespan as my great-Uncle's and he had a live arm well into his 80's. You didn't want to ride your bike by his house on a hot summer day and make fun of him sitting on his porch in his drawers, he'd bop you with whatever he had handy. He had a sister who could grow a beard. She lived next to him and was the brains of the outfit.

I exaggerate in some of my tales here, but Bacon and his sister scared the living Hell out every kid who had to go past their houses. You never knew what would set them off, and you sure as heck didn't know what Bacon was throwing that day.

That, or it just didn't want to go to Monroeville...

Either that or the entrance to Elon's time-space matrix closed at just that point. Should've got a Delorean, they're a proven time-traveler for over thirty years.

General Radio Discussion / Re: New Production Computer
« on: April 18, 2019, 1049 UTC »
The free choice is usually audacity, although it has some annoying quirks, and the audio quality usually suffers.  Mixdowns often have clipping in them, and a lot of strange things had to be done to dance around Adobe's patents.  A cracked version of CoolEdit or early Adobe Audition is probably where I would go.


Oddly, I have one of those cracked versions of "Cool Edit". It drifted down my chimney. It wasn't even Christmas.

Jerry Lee once attacked a man with a kids swimming pool while on a bender. He's had plenty of "Kodak Moments" in his life. Ramming the gates of Graceland with his Rolls Royce, waving a pistol, because Elvis' handlers were slow in letting him in was another highlight. (He totaled the car trying to knock down the gate.) I don't think Elvis was home at the time. It was just a few years before the Big "E" met his maker on the crapper.

Robbie Robertson told a tale about his stint with Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks. Robertson is leaning up against the bus reading a book. Hawkins comes up yelling,"What the Hell do you think you're doin'?!" Robertson goes,"Reading a book." Hawkins blows with that, "Readin' a book? Readin' a book! This is Rock n' Roll boy, Rock n' Rollers don't read books, it's bad for the image! You'd never catch Jerry Lee Lewis readin' a book! Now get on that damn bus before somebody sees you with it!"

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: Radio Tirana
« on: April 18, 2019, 1010 UTC »
Enver Hoxha, where are you when you're needed?

He was my favorite Commie dictator of the Cold War era. He didn't trust any other Communist countries. He built these weird looking concrete bomb shelters across the countryside for his people, waiting for the Big One to fall.

I didn't realize they still had a shortwave service? Thanks for the heads up, Don.

Huh? / Re: Penguins
« on: April 17, 2019, 0514 UTC »
Penguins have no teeth....http://canpenguinsfly.com/how-many-teeth-do-penguins-have

Nonsense! They're there in front of your eyes, plain as day. No one denies penguins have teeth, the question is whether they can harm humans? Obviously teeth that size wouldn't harm a baby. Those are the famous Tattoo Penguins. The people of New Zealand trained them to apply tattoo's. The Maori domesticated them shortly after arriving on the islands.

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