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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. I haven't found the examples I want - yet - but I know that "bbl" for "barrel" has been around for longer than Standard Oil. Even the history of Standard Oil written iu, I think, 1904, says that. Sometime this weekend I'll find copies of manifests or estate inventories from the 1700s that show it.
  2. That's a helluva thing to get woken up for. Gonna take a while to replace everything. Including his job, as that shop will be down for a while. Good luck to him and his boss.
  3. Marshal, I hope everything is going well with you and your family.  Got to thinking about you and just wondering how you are doing.


  4. Cool! Thanks for posting that. "Misphonia" from "mis" meaning dislike or hate, and phonia, sound. The crinkle of bags is a big trigger for me. Also squeaky chairs. The sound of silverware on crockery doesn't bother me, to me that is the sound of people enjoying good food.
  5. Note the shooting rest at about the 42 second mark.
  6. UGLY! But cool! He mentions the Frommer 1910:
  7. Or the last hour of work on a Friday.
  8. When animals lick each other it's "bonding", but when I do it at work as part of a team building exercise it's all "inappropriate" and "call HR".
  9. The efficiency expert concluded his lecture with a note of caution: "You do not want to try these techniques at home!" "Why not?" asked a man from the audience. "After years of not paying attention, I suddenly noticed my wife's routine at breakfast," the expert explained. "She made lots of trips to the refrigerator, stove, table and cabinets; often she carried just a single item at a time. So I asked her, 'Hon, why don't you try carrying several things at once? It'd be much more efficient.'" "Well, did your suggestions save much time?" the attendee asked. "Actually, yes," the efficiency expert responded. "It used to take her twenty minutes to get breakfast ready. Now I do it in seven."
  10. Light Field Gun, 4.62" bore, smooth bore, 1, 227#, 66" bronze tube (or 1,249# iron tube). Could fire solid shot, common shell, spherical case shot, and cannister. Range at 5o elevation 1,663 yards (2 1/2 pounds of mortar powder and 12# solid shot).
  11. OK, that's getting pretty darned esoteric. Without looking it up, how many of the regulars here know the full gamut of calibers, weights of bullets, etc?
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