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  1. Mike Bulgakov

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    I just noticed that Marloes Horst is in the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. I met her early in her career, and she seemed very nice and funny. She was pretty thin back then.
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    I am trying hard to adapt to this thin bluetooth keyboard, unable to touch type, i am told it is the same size as the regular kb but i just cant seem to type.

    whatever.
     
  3. Dedans Penthouse

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    Why don't you just sit on your keyboard and then hit "Send Reply" ????

    Then again, your post may be mistaken for one of TFM's since he's usually talking out his ass

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  4. Sentinel

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    ^ LOL

    Today is tushylovesrafa's birthday. I know this is useful information, but ...
     
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    off-topic (i.e. 'useful' information):

    61 days till Sentinel's birthday!
     
  6. Vcore89

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    Birthdays are overrated! Well depends on whom you ask.:wink: I mean do I care if I shared the same birthday as the might one?:wink:
     
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    A couple of my better friends on this board share the same birthday with me. It's kinda special to wish them happy B-day. Our day's celebrities include the beautiful (Rita Hayworth, Felicity Jones, Margot Kidder), the comedic (Jean Arthur, George Wendt, Tom Poston, Irene Ryan, Mike Judge), the musically talented (Eminem, Ziggy Marley, Wyclef Jean, Alan Jackson), the dramatically creative (Arthur Miller, Montgomery Clift) and even a couple of athletes (Ernie Els, Evil Knievel, Carlos Gonzalez, Kimi Raikkonen).
     
  8. Vcore89

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    Sir, wow!

    I was hoping to share the same birthday with a ''Formula 1'' great...

    But I am happy (and may I borrow your quote from Sir Winston Churchhill, ''I am easily satisfied by the very best'') enough just to name one, the mighty one, no less. Roger Federer, that is.

    Still, I think it is overrated simply because I don't celebrate it like ''celebrate it'' but one day a girlfriend of mine insisted and turns out it's more like it was her birthday, she gave me an Armani neck tie but then I must reciprocate back with flowers (I'm not a flower guy), box of chocolate, perfume and scarf and treat her to dinner! Heck I didn't even bought Armani myself (not my brand, after dinner I felt like hanging myself with the neck tie [I must wear to show appreciation even though the colour didn't match]).
     
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  9. Mike Bulgakov

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    There is almost enough time for ILC to teach the lemur to make eggplant parmesan for Sentinel's birthday, if ILC doesn't want to do so herself.
     
  10. Mike Bulgakov

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    I was driving to buy some milk this morning, and there was a large goose with a long blue/green neck standing in the road. I came to a stop, and the goose would not move. It just stared at my car. I carefully drove into the lane for opposing traffic and around the goose, and hoped the next driver would be equally careful.
     
  11. stringertom

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    I just returned home after a three-day-plus work trip for Daytona's Speed Week. It was tough to be away from my dogs even that little bit but we're making up for it tonight!

    BTW...if you've never done Speed Week, put it on your bucket list but come with a bucket of cash! Lots of high rollers in town for this crazy week!
     
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    try Bristol sometime.
     
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    Spent a week in Charlotte. Git your grits on daily
     
  14. Dedans Penthouse

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    Driving around the goose on the 'opposite traffic' lane would've put the goose on passenger-side of your car.

    I wonder what so bold a bird would've done had you had opened the door and offered it a ride.


    "hey little birdie, want some candy?..."


    1948 Tucker "Tin Goose"

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    <3 the Tucker Cyclops-like headlight...or is it more like The Man With The Golden Gun's arrangement of areolas???

    Would a Tucker car radio have three knobs to adjust volume, tuning and balance???
     
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    Love the Volga cars in Kiev, it is quite muscular and sexy at the same time, relatively speaking.;-)
     
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    Sadly, the page will turn on this thread in a couple more posts and I won't have the lovely Marloes to greet me on opening up the thread. We should make it a rule that only Mike B.'s nice photo collections be allowed on page starting posts!
     
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    Lol Stringertom! I was about to let Mike Bulgakov know that he's killing me with these posts and then I saw your post. Too funny.

    Dedans, that car looks awesome! I love seeing and watching those documentaries on classic cars. I can watch those for hours at home.

    Check this out.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/4-billion-year-old-zircon-crystal-fragment-is-oldest-piece-of-earth-ever-found/

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    I heard somewhere that the good Bartelby has been banned. I've not been to the Sochi thread for weeks so I don't know who baited him into a ban (but i have my suspicions :D !!!)
     
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    Senti-peed is a magician...he not only puts his pants on 100 legs at a time but he also does it backwards!
     
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    Only Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs wears his shorts backwards.:)
     
  22. Mike Bulgakov

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    Maria Kirilenko's backside looks good in shorts.
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    I beg to differ...your birthday mate did a Wimby championship celebration backwards mode.
     
  24. Vcore89

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    Homage to ''SexyBack''. Just blame nike--just do it--for making radiculous outfits.

    At least he didn't slip his Rolex onto his ankles.:)
     
  25. Vcore89

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    You are the GOAT when it comes to posting great pix!;)
     
  26. stringertom

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    Blame it on excitement...he had just won his 5th in a row!
     
  27. borg number one

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    Lol! Page 262 is set. That's some great problem solving.
     
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    http://www.economist.com/node/21537050



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    FOD has not poasted in a week. What has happened ?

    At this rate, trolling will go into a decline, world economies may crash, America may plummet into another Great Depression, and the price of Aubergine may skyrocket.
     
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    This world is an illusion. Deal with it.
     
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    No, it is not an illusion. It's a mirage.
     
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    My Rodge is no mirage or illusion...he is GOAT and THAT is the meaning of life in a 78x27 world!
     
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    And then, there's the exception!;)
     
  34. borg number one

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    http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/#countries
     
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    What are the estimation methods. I first assumed censuses. But in the second quote, "born" is mentioned, and i assume ten yearly censuses don't take into account the huge infant mortality in the early part of the last century and before that.

    I also assume the number of people who died due to various wars and floods in the last century, is either accounted, is not enough to sway these figures.
     
  36. Mike Bulgakov

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    There was an interesting article in the New York Times about seven years ago. It discussed myelin and the development of neural pathways in tennis.

    It specifically described the methods of the early developmental techniques at the Spartak Tennis Club in Moscow, and how they emphasized technique before "live round" hitting in early training. The article also gave theories for why it takes at least ten years of training to nurture an instinctively innate technique with the consistency of pro tour players.
     
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  37. borg number one

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    That makes perfect sense. Good info! Think of the neuro pathways you are utilizing with tennis from a young age. You are calculating, visualizing and processing a lot of information constantly. Tennis has to be great for that. Playing a lot of tennis from a young age is likely to be very good from a mental development perspective. Think about it. Each time a ten year old plays a tough point, they are processing ball flight, spin, direction, and then reacting. That is incredibly stimulating from a neurological standpoint isn't it? Now, do that day after day instead of just going to school and you have a truly great sport for childhood development, both mentally and physically.
     
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  38. Vcore89

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    Long story short. Creating more synapses firing neurotransmitters rapidly.
     
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    It seems FOD is indisposed since he got his legs entangled trying to put on a pant, several legs at a time. Tough being a centipede. He is currently lying in knots contemplating the twisted meaning of life, and how to annoy people when he returns.
     
  40. borg number one

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    Their two major sources are the United Nations and the U.S. Census Bureau. It looks to be about as accurate as you can get as of now.

     
  41. stringertom

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    Senti and sureshs have become the Indian Cain and Abel of TTW.

    And now for something completely different...time for another pictorial post from Mike B. Hope it leaves me as breathless as the Maria K. stretching sequence did!
     
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    Sentinel is Cain and sureshs is Abel, you sure they'd agree to that since one of the other is the father of murder?:| Perhaps it is more prudent to stick with Habakkuk (having a Coke) and Ishmael (and a smile), how bad could it be?

    And yes, MB posting Maria K's routine (any) is a fresh breath of air--anytime, all the time!:wink:
     
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    Mike B's "task" is needed at the top of the page to more easily "solidify" my morning routine.:twisted:
     
  44. Vcore89

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    MB is the GOAT when it comes to delectable delicacy.
     
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    Our problem is he's 3 hours behind me and 8 back of you so we'll have to wait until he climbs out of bed with his Scandanavian Queen and sees our pitiful begging for more eye candy!
     
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    I'm lazy (to scour the entire Talk Tennis...) but is MB a prolific poster of Anna K sweets as well?
     
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    He is the Johnny Appleseed of female pulchritude and only fawns upon Maria K. due to a personal chance encounter. His heart-shaped box of eye candy contains many other delicious varieties!
     
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    Yummylicious!

    Meanwhile pay attention to the retort of your chum at the ''meaning...'' thread.
     
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    I once walked down to play on the courts of a very nice hotel in Del Mar. There were two courts, and they were usually empty, but people were playing on one of the courts.

    I couldn't help noticing that it was Anna Kournikova hitting with a coach. She was in town for the tournament at La Costa. I pretended not to notice, but kept watching her out of the corner of my eye.
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    See, MB got the hint and he obliged!

    Tnx, I think Maria K. is hotter now.
     

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