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Hometown: San Francisco, Ca.
Home country: U.S.A.
Member since: Tue Sep 14, 2010, 03:05 PM
Number of posts: 13,809

About Me

San Francisco State University grad (Psychology).

Journal Archives

San Francisco's "Playland at the Beach"....Your favorite ride?

Do you remember the first time you ever smoked a cigarette?

I actually don't remember the first time I smoked a cigarette.
However, I do remember the first time I ever smoked a cigar.
I was about 9 or 10.
I was home alone, and I found a wrapped cigar that someone had given my dad.
I fired it up and started smoking it.
I immediately started coughing and began to get sick.
That was the last time I ever smoked a cigar.

I started smoking cigarettes in the 6th or 7th grade while in boarding school.
We bought them from a high school guy for 50 cents a pack.
My first choice was Parliament.
Soon I switched to Marlboro.
By the time I was 15, I was smoking any kind I could get for free.
I often hung out at my aunt & uncle's place.
They bought cigarettes by the carton, 9 or 10 cartons at a time, (Herbert Tareyton and Camels, I think)
I was there alone a lot, so I smoked about a pack a day without them even knowing.
By the time I was 16, I wanted a car really bad, so I quit smoking to save up for a car and haven't smoked since.

Post a quote from someone famous & see if anyone knows who said it without using Google

I'll start the bidding with this gem:

"Most guys I know are are assholes..I have some great asshole friends."

Parrot Follows Her favorite Kid Everywhere

Venezuelans break through blocked border crossing to seek food in Columbia

Reuters
via Columbia Reports
April 2, 2019


BOGOTA - (Reuters) - Thousands of Venezuelans defied the closing of the border with Columbia and broke through security barriers to enter the neighboring country on Tuesday.

According to newspaper "La Opinion" from the border city of Cucuta, the Venezuelans ignored border control officers, tore down barriers and climbed over parked shipping containers to reach the border at 11 AM.

The chaos erupted after rising waters of the Tachira river that divides the two countries flooded trails that allowed residents of the border region to reach the other side of the border illegally.

The barriers had been put up by Venezuela's border authorities in February after a failed attempt to force American aid into the country that is suffering one of the worst economic and political crises in it's history.

More + video:
Google: "Venezuelans break through blocked border crossing to seek food in Columbia"
(I was unable to post a working link to this article)

New Horizons team unravels the many mysteries of Ultima Thule

Phys.org
March 18, 2019


The farthest object ever explored is slowly revealing it's secrets, as scientists piece together the secrets of Ultima Thule - the Kuiper Belt object (KBO) NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past on New Year's Day, four billion miles from Earth.

[snip]

Ultima Thule is the first unquestionably primordial contact binary ever explored.
Approach pictures of Ultima Thule hinted at a strange, snowman-like shape for the binary, but further analysis of images, taken near closest approach - New Horizons came to within just 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometers) - have uncovered just how unusual the KBO's shape really is.
At 22 miles long, Ultima Thule consists of a large, flat lobe [nicknamed "Ultima"] connected to a smaller, rounder lobe [nicknamed "Thule"].

The strange shape is the biggest surprise, so far, of the flyby.
"We've never seen anything like this anywhere in the solar system," said New Horizon's Principal Investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado.
"It is sending the planetary science community back to the drawing board to understand how planetesimals - the building blocks of the planets - form."

More + video:
https://phys.org/news/2019-03-horizons-team-unravels-mysteries-ultima.html

Post a line from a song & see if anyone knows the song without using Google - Part 9

1) "When you see your ship go sailin'..When you feel your heart is breakin'"

2) "You been runnin' all over town now...Oh, I guess I'll have to put your flat feet on the ground" (answered)

3) "Oh yeah, she don't stand no cheatin'...She don't stand none of that midnight creepin'"

4) "Gonna see my baby, see my baby fine..Wanna take my baby, wanna take my baby mine"

5) "I tried to tell the woman, But she doesn't believe a word I say..Go light pretty baby, Gonna need my help some day"

6) "Two girls for every boy" (answered)

7) "There was a rumor, about a tumor...Nestled at the base of his brain" (answered)

8) "When you are near me, my heart skips a beat..I can hardly stand on, My own two feet"

9) "Well, I went up on the mountain, I looked down in the sea..I saw the crabs and the fishes. doing the B-Bop-B"

10) "I see a woman in the night..With a baby in her hand...Under an old street light...Near a garbage can" (answered)

11) "Baby let me play your eighty-eights, I'm gonna bang 'til the whole house rocks" (answered)

12) "Would you believe, that yesterday...She was in my arms and swore to me..She'd be mine eternally" (answered)

13) "I was cruising in my Sting Ray late one night" (answered)

14) "Once they got you, Man they'll never let you go"

15) "Since she left me, I haven't been the same"

16) "If you wanna be somebody else...If you're tired of fightin' battles with yourself...If you wanna be somebody else.."

17) "She handles all the big ones every year in Makaha...And all the surfers know her from here to Baja" (answered)

18) "I've been on the road nearly all my life...Been 'round the world 'bout a thousand times"

19) "If you don't come soon, I'll be wearing a shroud" (same band as # 14)

20) "She's a melody in search of the words "I love you,' She's a rose, with no room to grow..She's a light in the night with nowhere to shine.."

21) "I wake up every morning about 7 O'Clock...Catch the 9:02 and I make several stops"

22) "Thought you're nearest to my heart..Please don't ever say we'll part"

23) "Well, I love you so..And, I'll never let you go"

24) "What you gonna do tonight, When you need some lovin' hands to hold you tight"

25) "To save my soul I can't get a date..Baby's got it tuned on channel 8"



Unanswered lines from Part 8
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181185372

Rescuer Spotted This Dog Crying On The Roadside Then She Saw What Was Tied Around It's Neck

This dog had given up on life...then a miracle happened!

Happy Birthday Carl Reiner!

Carl Reiner, born March 20, 1922, is an American comedian, actor, director and writer whose career spans seven decades.

In the 1950's, he co-wrote and acted on "Caesar's Hour" and "Your Show of Shows' starring Sid Caesar.
In the 1960's, Reiner was known as the creator, producer, writer and actor on "The Dick Van Dyke Show"

He also had great success as a film director and writer, and in the 1970's and 1980's co-wrote and directed some of Steve Martin's most successful films, including "The Jerk"

He directed 15 films and wrote the screenplay for 7 films.

Reiner is a lifelong Democrat.
He endorsed Bernie Sanders for President in 2016.

He's written several books, including his 2004 memoir;
"My Anecdotal Life: A Memoir"

At 97, he is one of the oldest celebrities active on Twitter.

Happy Birthday, Carl Reiner!
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