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    my question is about the distance.  It seemed to take too long for 100 yards.  I'd have guessed a lot further.



    Yep.  About 2.5 seconds or so.  Figure ~2,700 fps (900 yards per second).  That means a touch over a tenth of a second to go that 100 yards downrange.  Even if half the velocity is lost on the impact and rebound, that would still only be about a quarter second for the return.  Less than one second for the round trip.

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  2. Someone put out some packaged snacks at work.  From China.  One package looked like it had pork jerky in it.  Another I couldn't even come close to identifying.  Maybe cured liver.  Two had English on the labels.  One was Coconut Cookies. The other was a whole spatchcocked seasoned, smoked, dried duck.  A little spicier than I care for, and a bit greasy on the outside, but not bad.  Wouldn't go out of my way to buy it, but if offered I'd take a little.

    Tried the cookies.  Coconut flavored sawdust.  DRY coconut flavored sawdust.


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    I wouldn't mind the wait if I knew that up front. They could've told me that.  It's the constantly moving date that has me a bit concerned.


    Start-ups almost always take a lot longer than expected.  They may not know just when they will be able to start shipping.  A brew pub near work that had initially boasted an opening date "Early Spring 2019" just opened up about a month ago.




    BTW the fact that he called it a "clip" and not a magazine should've been the first tip-off. <_<



    It's only in the last few decades that people have gotten really pedantic about this.   I remember seeing ads for guns in the 1960s "comes with two clips" when they meant magazine and everyone knew what they meant and no one got in a twist about it. 


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    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises Nightingales And Bombers 1942 · actuality recording RAF Bomber Command At War 1939-45 (Vol 2) ℗ 2007 CD41 Recordings


    Somewhere in England, 1942, a BBC sound recording team was out at night, recording Nightingales. They weren’t expecting RAF Bomber Command. Take six minutes out of your day and listen.




    I know when my daughter was born. But if (for some strange reason) someone were to ask me how old she was, I would have to count.


    Hmmm, lemme see now, January of ____ (I do know better than to mention the year a woman was born), so that's ____ years ago, so she's ___ now and will be ___ the end of next month.


    But I don't KNOW how old she is. I have to count it. Grandchildren are the same way. February of 3, and it's 19 now, so that's 16. Be 17 in 2 months. Then three years after the first one, so that was 6. 19 now so that's 13, but she was December so ain't 13 quite yet. Two more weeks.


    Well,  I've been saying ten and a  half for a few months,  going to have to start saying eleven. 

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  7. Almost looks like it is sleeping.






    Russian scientists on Monday unveiled a prehistoric puppy, believed to be 18,000 years old, that was found in permafrost in the country's Far East. Discovered last year in a lump of frozen mud near the city of Yakutsk, the puppy is unusually well-preserved.
    "This puppy has all its limbs, pelage – fur, even whiskers. The nose is visible. There are teeth. We can determine due to some data that it is a male," Nikolai Androsov, director of the Northern World private museum where the remains are stored, said at the presentation at the Yakutsk's Mammoth Museum which specializes in ancient specimens.
    The pup was dubbed "Dogor," a Yakutian word for friend. It appears to have died when it was two months old.


    w6odpaavaii6vagw2dfhabzhh4.jpg This is a handout photo taken on Monday, September 24, 2018, showing a 18,000-year-old Puppy found in permafrost in the Russia's Far East, on display at the Yakutsk's Mammoth Museum, Russia. Russian scientists have presented a unique prehistoric canine, believed to be 18,000 years old and found in permafrost in the Russia's Far East, to the public on Monday, December 2, 2019.

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    Kind of hard to follow this part of step 3.:wacko:


    Do you have to chant the "L SEP" also?

    (This last step is necessary lest the shambling horror of your dead ancestor overpower you and assume your identity.)



    Purely optional.

  9. https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/how-to-brine-a-turkey-by-hp-lovecraft?fbclid=IwAR0tMvJh3BcgYfRzky-6-77QHWfAEUBqRhW1oFNZifWhNQpJ3pjXSbcXThk


    1. A turkey may be so prepared and preserved that, according to Artephius’s Key of Wisdom, “an ingenious Man may raise the fine Shape of a Homunculus out of its Ashes at his Pleasure, so he may, without any criminal Necromancy raise the Shape of any dead Ancestor for study and labor.”
    A band of intrepid chickens leave behind the boredom of farm life, joining the crew of the pirate ship Pitiless to seek fortune and glory on the high seas. Led by a grizzled captain into the...
    2. When you add aromatics to the brine, the resulting roast is also infused with a delicious, subtle character all its own.
    Follow these ancient instructions to prepare a perfect-brined turkey for your next feast.
    Makes enough brine for one 18- to 20-pound turkey
    7 quarts (28 cups) water
    1 1/2 cups Essential Saltes of Ancestor long dead
    6 bay leaves
    3 missing sailors from the Black Gulf of Tartarus
    2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
    1 tablespoon fennel seeds
    3 gallons of sea froth, harvested on the eve of Malbon
    1 teaspoon black or brown mustard seeds
    1 fresh whole turkey (patted dry)
    1 bottle dry Riesling
    2 medium onions, thinly sliced
    6 garlic cloves, crushed
    1 bunch fresh thyme
    Stone Altar
    5-gallon brining container (cauldron?)
    Large brining or oven-roasting bag
    1-3 Mute servants (for ‘dead sailor’ management)
    Copper brazier (not essential, but it will emit the coziest of lighting for a dinner with friends and family)
    One day before roasting the turkey, bring one quart water, the Essential Saltes of a long dead Ancestor, bay leaves, and spices to a simmer, stirring until your Ancestor has dissolved. Let cool for 5 minutes.
    “This is the kind of magazine you keep on your bookshelves with your favorite books.”
    — Cece Bell, author of El Deafo
    To minimize clean up for your Mute Servants, line a 5-gallon container with a large brining bag. Place turkey in bag. Add Ancestor mixture, remaining water, sea froth, blood of the missing sailors from the Black Gulf of Tartarus and other ingredients. Tie bag; refrigerate for 24 hours. If turkey is not completely submerged the monstrous apparition of your Dead Ancestor may be misshapen, half-formed and soft in the center.
    Remove the turkey from brine one hour before you are ready to roast it, and pat it dry inside and out. Let stand for 1 hour before roasting it to your preferred specifications. Capture all noxious fumes arising from roast in standard Pentagram of Entrapment whilst chanting this simple invocation:
    (This last step is necessary lest the shambling horror of your dead ancestor overpower you and assume your identity.)
    The only cure for the world’s malaise is a humor book with gilt edges and a ribbon marker. Order here…
    And Hail Cthulu!
    Note: You must, actually, Hail Cthulu — else be thrown in the Black Pit of the Elder and driven mad by nameless horrors and unknowable Archaean secrets for eternity. Happy Thanksgiving!


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