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  1. A little late, but....HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BETH!
  2. He really was a wonderful guy. It's so sad that we've lost him.
  3. Christ! Sorry about that. Didn't mean to take up so much room.
  4. This pretty much sums up my life these days. Looking forward to better days...post-Covid-19.
  5. Aw, man, the Virginian died. I've become quite a fan of old TV westerns lately.
  6. Chicago's McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North America, is also being used as a hospital.
  7. Baseball...opening day today. Maybe in a few months.......
  8. Well, I've become quite a fan of the old black and white Gunsmoke episodes lately. Funny, I had never watched Gunsmoke until recently. I wonder what else I've been missing.
  9. Yep, gotta stay calm. COVID-19 is now active in Champaign.
  10. I'm in Champaign, Illinois..big college town. I've been (silently) terrified for weeks. Most of us saw this coming more than two months ago. I'm furious that it took so long for the so-called federal authorities to act on this. Anyway, most of the stories around here are out of paper products, juice, water, etc....chicken is pretty fucking scarce. We learned last night that 3 C-19 cases are now in central Illinois, one of them just 50 miles of where I am. However, it's likely that it's been lurking around for weeks. Anyway, stay safe, everyone. And, maybe help some of the more vulnerable folks in your area if you can.
  11. “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” ― Issac Asimov
  12. “Observation is a dying art.” ― Stanley Kubrick
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    Congratulations, Nurk.
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    Goodbye 2019

    Happy New Year, Everyone! I wish you all a very happy, healthy new year.
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    The holidays

    Scrooge here, I start feeling depressed by mid November and I can't snap out of it until March rolls around. But, Happy Holidays, Everyone! I mean it, not being spikey. I really hope you all have a wonderful holiday.
  16. A little late, but Happy Birthday!
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    Sad News

    Nurk, would it be possible to do the radiation in a hospital near you? I mean, you would still be treated at the Cleaveland Clinic, but maybe they would allow the radiation treatments to be performed at a local hospital.
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    Sad News

    Best of luck to you, Nurk!
  19. https://www.npr.org/2019/03/26/706924888/is-tom-pettys-i-wont-back-down-your-personal-anthem-tell-us-your-story
  20. Oh, dear. Sorry about that. My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's in his early 59's. He had it for 25 years. As for the haircutting thing, I've done it. With disastrous results. Even with steady hands, I don't recommend cutting your own hair. __________________________________________________________ We're gaining about 3 minutes of daylight every day!
  21. If there is one bill I would LOVE to eliminate it is our Xfinity bill. I loathe that company. However, I'm a news addict, as well as a PBS fan. Also, somewhere, somehow, I became an old TV western fan. The STARZ ENCORE Western channel is on an upgraded tier. Natch!
  22. It was minus seventeen degrees this morning in Champaign, Il...with a "real feel" temperature of minus forty-nine degrees. Why the hell do I live here?
  23. Is this thread 200+ years too late? The Industrial Revolution was a double-edged sword, but you can't hold back progress. You just have to find ways to make it work FOR and WITH humanity and the environment, rather than against them. (I admit I didn't read this entire thread.)
  24. ^ He was complicit far too long, though.
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