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  1. Dedans Penthouse

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    You damn well stand corrected you who call yourself stringertom!!!!..
    See, now I'm back to normal

    And I can't switch back in mid-sentence.

    If I advance my cursor to a new

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    Back

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    Still

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    Don't even get me started on

    Changing type sizing!:eek:
     
  3. Dedans Penthouse

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    The Lisbon Bookshop (opened in 1732) is the oldest in the world

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  4. stringertom

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    It survived the great Sewretchquake of 1755??? Amazing!
     
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    Ai Weiwei may have the most powerful digit in this very digital world. Chinese selfies with a message.
     
  6. Rusty Shackleford

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    I was there once, back when porn came in daguerrotypes. Hairstyles down under were not the same back then.
     
  7. stringertom

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    Was Down Under even colonized back then with Borstalboy's criminal ancestry???:eek:
     
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    Brendan Behan took Irish author drinking to the next level. James Joyce was more refined when drinking at pubs. The Bleeding Horse was one of his haunts.
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    Nokia 3310 mobile phone resurrected at MWC 2017
    By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor
    26 February 2017

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    Nokia's 3310 phone has been relaunched nearly 17 years after its debut.

    Many consider the original handset iconic because of its popularity and sturdiness. More than 126 million were produced before it was phased out in 2005.

    The revamped version will be sold under licence by the Finnish start-up HMD Global, which also unveiled several Nokia-branded Android smartphones.

    One expert said it was a "fantastic way" to relaunch Nokia's phone brand.

    "The 3310 was the first mass-market mobile and there's a massive amount of nostalgia and affection for it," commented Ben Wood from the technology consultancy CCS Insight.

    "If HMD had just announced three Android devices they would have barely got a couple of column inches in the press.

    "So, the 3310 is a very clever move and we expect it will sell in significant volumes."
     
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    I used to have one of these phones till I was forced to "upgrade" to an iPhone when the speaker died off.

    Prior to this I had the large Nokia 5510 (or 5810 or whatever). That beast of a phone.
    Only drawback was when you checked messages or missed calls, it had the time but not the date recorded.
     
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    Not everyone looks good in a Raggedy Ann wig.
     
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    When my family was here last July, my brother in law tried to take a nice picture of the Golden Gate several days to no avail. :D

    I tried to explain to them that in SF, Summer is around October, but foreigners never believe you when you tell them such things. ;)
     
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    I bet that if instead of a plane it had been Sureshs, Cary Grant wouldn't have run away from the spray. :D
     
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    Man in gorilla suit crawls to London Marathon finish after 6 days
    30 Apr, 2017
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    LONDON -- An English policeman wearing a gorilla costume while crawling the London Marathon has finally finished the race, almost a week after starting.

    Metropolitan Police officer Tom Harrison, who goes by the name "Mr. Gorilla," raised a reported 26,000 pounds ($33,650) for the Gorilla Organisation, which is dedicated to conserving gorillas in countries including Rwanda and Uganda.

    The 41-year-old Londoner started the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) route last Sunday and crossed the finish line on Saturday.

    "Prior to this, the most I had crawled in one go was a mile, so I found the first day of the marathon really exhausting," he said, according to the BBC.

    Harrison slept at friends' houses in the evenings after completing around 10 to 12 hours and 4.5 miles per day. He has swapped between crawling on his hands and knees and up on his hands and feet to save his blistered knees.

    He crossed the finish line in central London flanked by his two sons -- and beating his chest.

    "I'll be glad to get the costume washed as it's getting a little bit fruity," he said, according to the BBC. "I think I've started to smell a bit like a gorilla."

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.
     
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    He made it faster than Sewretch in the San Poobiego Marathon!:eek:
     
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    0:03 seconds into this told me it wasn't Hitchcock's "Rear Window" . : ) ​
     
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    "Sam Spade's Lamb Chops" are still on the menu at John's Grill (on Ellis).

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    May 24, 2017: . while visiting SF, sureshs has the chefs at Taqueria El Farolito pulling double-duty.

    San Francisco, California, . May 25, 2017:


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    sureshs in Vanilla Sky [2017]...Tom Cruise is too old to revive his role.:oops::D
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    If you can manage to watch the original movie Vanilla Sky is based on, you will find it is a much superior work. Not the less because you get to see Penelope Cruz's tatas. :D


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    Seen both. Personally, I prefer [the much younger] Penélope in Jamón Jamón.
     
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    Only younger by 5 years though. LOL I just realized she and Bardem are married now. I guess Javier gets to have two Spanish omelettes every night now. :D
     
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    Penélope used to treasure Top Gun Tom Cruise's Jamón but guess first [Javier] love never dies.
     
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    El Farolito is a place I enjoy. Here's a view from the sidewalk after I passed-out during a Sureshsian attack on the place:
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    Here's a view from the bushes after I had the misfortune of dining at Roberto's in Solana Beach during a San Diego Coach spray:
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    A quesadilla with guacamole from Roberto's in Solana Beach would really hit the spot right now.
     
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    I just watched a recording of Bethanie Mattek-Sands play a qualifying match at Roland Garros. Her TW shirt had a pattern of cherries, and all I could think about is that I wish I had a nice bowl of cherries while watching the match. I really like fresh cherries.
     
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    Mike, has Sureshs moved to your neighborhood? You sound very hungry tonight.
     
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    But you are much closer to El Farolito. Leave Roberto's to El Fartolito.:eek:
     
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    Now I am having a cravings for ice cold cherries with fresh cocuntut yoghurt. Will have to have it for breakfast.
     
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    Every Stan Lee Marvel Movie Cameo In 90 Seconds
     
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    Enchanted Highway in North Dakota is an art gallery on the highway with the world's largest scrap metal sculptures by Gary Greff.[​IMG]
     
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    Oh the irony...the murderer on the Portland train who killed two Good Samaritans standing up to his abuse of two Muslim women has the surname "Christian".
     
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    Wawa, the convenience store where I can buy great prepared food 24 hours a day, has a Canadian goose silhouette as its logo and corporate symbol.

    Wawa currently runs a special on their Sizzli breakfast sandwiches...2 for $3.33. One is all for me (500 calories, 21g protein) so I carried the second home for a reheat later.

    Lynx is my metro area bus service. A big wild cat is their symbol and a feline paw is their logo.

    I walked to my bus stop with my extra sandwich in my backpack, unlike other mornings when I walk without that spare sandwich. At the stop today, two ducks scavenged for food at the stop area. I broke up bits of bagel from my sandwich and tossed towards the pair.

    After my first set of tosses, I noticed the smaller duck wobbled as (s)he scurried towards the scrap. I looked closer and the critter had lost the webbing between its toes(?) on one foot. I cried a bit for my new wounded duck friend. I hope they are there Thursday morning, my next planned commute.
     
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    After a long, strange night, I once woke-up in Stockholm by a lake, and there was a duck right next to me. It would be best that I don't discuss the details.

    From a Mats Wilander interview:

    If Small Talk went on holiday in Sweden but only had enough time to do or see one thing, what should it do?
    That's easy, man. Grab a nice blonde girl!

    Shouldn't be too hard to find, from what we hear ...
    Right! They're everywhere and they're all pretty.

    Finally then, Mats, can you tell us a joke?
    Yes, Small Talk, I can. Here goes: a duck waddles into a bar, goes up to the barman and asks: "got any bread?"
    Barman: No, sorry, we only sell drinks here.
    Duck: Got any bread?
    Barman: No, like I said, all we have is beer.
    Duck: Got any bread?
    Barman: No, I told you, WE ONLY HAVE BEER.
    Duck: Got any bread?
    Barman: FOR ****'S SAKE, WE ONLY HAVE BEER AND IF YOU ASK ME FOR BREAD ONE MORE TIME I'M GOING TO NAIL YOUR ****ING BEAK TO THE COUNTER!!
    Duck: Got any nails?
    Barman: NO!
    Duck: Got any bread?

    Pahahahahhahahahahahaha! Nice one, Mats. Thanks for that. And for the chat. Bye!
    Bye Small Talk, it was a pleasure.
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2007/jun/22/smalltalk.sportinterviews
     
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    DonaldSchmuck gives a bad name to genus anas. It is no small coincidence the Latin genus name is so similar to the body part he talks through.
     
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    i just let a big one rip in my office.

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    Its not it's, and does your office carry Sewretchsurance?
     
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    Pittsburgh's mayor just had major pwnage of Big Orange, announcing his own executive order to match Paris standards.
     
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    I'm bored. Awaiting for LBJ and company to ''Korver Frye'' them Warriors and easy-way-out KanDy.;)
     
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    I think Macron has been lurking on this board for years, so keen are his trolling skills. Is that you, @vive le beau jeu ! ???

    #MakeThePlanetGreatAgain
     
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    i liked that one ;)
     
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    In a more embarrassing moment in my professional career, I managed to absolutely destroy my pinky with a bread knife while cutting salad today 2 seconds before plating. I stressed and wrapped it in what felt like 10 feet of paper before I ran to the pass and plated.

    I'll give y'all a pro tip: If you cut yourself at the fingertips you'll bleed profusely.
     

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