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  1. Dedans Penthouse

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    "Sueño"

    These three traveling salesman's car breaks down . (you know the scenario) : . middle of nowhere in the middle of the night. Seeing a house in the distance they knocked on the door and explained their predicament to the homeowner and asked if he could put them up for the night. The guy says 'ok' but that he only has one spare king bed in the back room, so the three squeeze in and go to sleep...

    Awaking the next day, the guy who slept on the right side of the bed tells the other two: "whew, wierdest dream.....I was getting a handjob." The guy who slept on the left says "wow that's strange, I had the same exact dream!" They looked at the middle guy and asked "what about you?" and the guy shook his head and said "nah, I had a dream I was skiing."




     
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    They must loved flogging them dolphin!;)
     
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    San Poobiego residents must band together to fight this practice from spreading to Sewretch's carrier and destroying their artificial two weeks of clean air during the annual Sewretchejira to Chennai.:p:D
     
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    I've seen my first of thousands airings of the Melbourne TV commercials. Looks the same as last year's version.
     
  6. Mike Bulgakov

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    I have often played on those tennis courts.
     
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    Norway first to start switching off FM radio
    Switch to digital-only radio is opposed by majority of population and will be watched closely by other countries

    Norway will next week become the first nation to start switching off its FM radio network, in a risky and unpopular leap to digital technology that will be closely watched by other countries considering whether to follow suit.

    Critics say the government is rushing the move and fear many people may miss emergency alerts that until now have been broadcast via FM radio. Of particular concern are the 2m cars on Norway’s roads that are not equipped with digital audio broadcasting (DAB) receivers, they say.

    Sixty-six per cent of Norwegians oppose switching off FM, 17% are in favour and the rest are undecided, according to an opinion poll published by the daily Dagbladet last month.

    Nevertheless, parliament has given the final go-ahead for the move, swayed by the fact that digital networks can carry more channels.

    Switzerland plans a similar move from 2020, and Britain and Denmark are among those also considering such a switch. A smooth transition to DAB, which is already beamed across Norway, could encourage these countries to move ahead.

    The shutdown of the FM (frequency modulation) network, introduced in the 1950s, will begin in the northern city of Bodø on 11 January. By the end of the year, all national FM broadcasts will cease.

    “We’re the first country to switch off FM but there are several countries going in the same direction,” said Ole Jørgen Torvmark, head of Digital Radio Norway, set up by the national broadcasters NRK and P4 to help the transition.

    Torvmark said cars were the biggest challenge: a good digital adaptor for an FM car radio cost 1,500 Norwegian kroner (£140), he said.

    Ib Thomsen, an MP from the Progress party, a partner in Norway’s Conservative-led government, was scathing about the move. “We are simply not ready for this yet,” he told Reuters.

    “There are 2m cars on Norwegian roads that don’t have DAB receivers, and millions of radios in Norwegian homes will stop working when the FM net is switched off. So there is definitely a safety concern.”

    For the same cost, digital radio allows for eight times as many stations as FM, and is said to have clearer sound and less hiss. The current system of parallel FM and digital networks, each of which costs about 250m kroner, saps investment in programmes.

    Britain plans to review the need for a switchover once digital listening reaches 50%. On current trends that could be by the end of 2017, a Digital Radio UK spokeswoman said.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/05/norway-first-to-start-switching-off-fm-radio
     
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    Unbeliever near the end: "I don't know what this is but it's not English.":rolleyes:
     
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    In Psalm 46 in the King James Bible the word shake is the 46th word from the beginning and the word peare (original translation it later became pear) is 46th from the end.
     
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    In his Sonnet 46, Willy Shakes writes of "mine eye and heart are at a mortal war..."
     
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    DIII tennis women utter the same words after losing 6-0, 3-0 to the San Diego Bageler.
     
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    Lucie proudly displays a photo of her showing the judges her empty cup to win a beer chugging contest in Brno.
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    Where in the King James Bible does the word suresh first appear? And how many occurrences ?
     
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    Book of Genesis opens with "In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth, then the AYCE buffet and finally Sewretch..."
     
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    It took seventeen words to reach Sewretch !

    Unless "God" was the first reference to Suresh.

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    This is why so many refuse to accept the King James translation
     
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    Widely read in Cleveland these days, especially the Book of Luke and its parable of the prodigal son.
     
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    Refuse as in sewretch's refuse ?
     
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    Not an offer at all sir! The 'offer' being 'do as I say or I'll kill you'.
     
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    Are the instructions to assemble the meatballs clear enough for everyone?
     
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    I watched The Two Jakes for the first time today, and while it doesn't reach the brilliance of Chinatown, it is a very good movie. It has some memorable dialog, and Jack Nicholson did a good job as a director. Great acting, photography, etc. Still not Chinatown, no sir!
     
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    Is Chinatown worth watching, sir?
     
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    One of the best movies ever. :)
     
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    I'll take your word for it...do I get a sureshian refund if for some reason didn't enjoy it?:D
     
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    Sureshs never tips, much less refunds! :p
     
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    Oh my, I forgot...no tips! Nevah!:D
     
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    I saw "The Two Jakes" at the Sherman Oaks Galleria in 1990, had to use the restroom, and almost knocked over a frail Bob Hope while running down the steps back to the film. My date was bored by the film, and I ate popcorn and made out with her for much of the film. "Chinatown" is one of my favorite films, so I should probably try watching "The Two Jakes" with less distractions.
     
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    He does tip over once in a whale.
     
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    I wonder what whale of a tip it was?!:D
     
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    What are you talking about, amigo? Suresh ?
     
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    Golden Slumbers or Golden Showers? Can I sleep through the next four years listening to a loop of Abbey Road or will it continually "rain" until 2021???
     
  40. Mike Bulgakov

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    For some reason, I always root against the New England Patriots.
     
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    This despite the fact that Tom Brady is from your neck of the woods and shares your penchant for fashion models???:eek:

    Wesley Walker, a former Cal Golden Bear, was a stalwart for my New York Jets and probably shares your inclination.

    Be happy for now...mistakes by the Belichicks have allowed the Texans to cash in and close to within one point of the AFC East bullies.
     
  42. Mike Bulgakov

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    San Mateo is Stanford territory, which I can forgive because my brother is a professor at Stanford, but I have met Cal's Aaron Rodgers and root for Green Bay. I have cheered for the 49ers and watched them many times at Candlestick since college, but never in the new stadium, and don't anticipate seeing them in the playoffs for many years.
     
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    Patriots OC Josh McDaniels is the leading candidate for the 49er HC position. With a new GM and a HC like McDaniels to evaluate talent in the draft and free agency properly, I expect my second favorite franchise behind NYJ to return to respectability in a short time. I soured on them, thanks to the coach in khakis...something about former Wolverine QBs p1sses me off.
     
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    I finally watched Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy recently after adamantly refusing to have anything to do with it when it came out. Despite some serious problems, it turns out that I enjoy the viewing experience of the Hobbit trilogy more than that of the LOTR trilogy. o_O Because [long-winded reasons that I will spare you].

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    My brother is a friend of Peter Jackson, and stayed at his home in New Zealand, but I have never watched his Hobbit films. Fran Walsh, his wife, co-wrote "Heavenly Creatures," which was a very good film.
     
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    That's another film that I keep meaning to watch. That's so neat that your brother is his friend!
     
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    Is this the same brother that educates fine young men like Fedace aka Nostradumbass at the institute of higher edumication known as Standford University???:cool:
     
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    Nice to see you back on the eve of AO. Does this return portend another appearance of Slaminal???

    Have you seen his AO kit yet? I'm wondering if we will have fun like last year when we named him Sgt. Stan The YellowPink Marine???:):p
     
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    Thank you! <3 I'm not sure, though. The last few times I watched him live, he lost every time. And when I didn't watch him, he won the USO! :eek:o_O

    I haven't seen his AO kit yet. Now I'm afraid to... :p
     
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    The Australian Open was more fun with Maria Kirilenko.
     
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