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  1. 42 minutes ago, Three Foot Johnson said:

    I took a couple Arkansas relatives to Yellowstone a couple years back, and we stayed at Mammoth Hot Springs. There was one big ol' 6x6 bull elk the locals dubbed "Touchdown", because...

     

    There's an intersection with a stop sign, and Touchdown had his harem on the lawn nearby. A ranger was at the intersection waving cars through the stop, telling them to keep going, DON'T STOP. That worked as well as you might expect, and cars would slow down to take a picture of this monster anyway, and if they kept moving, he pretty much ignored them, but when one would stop, that big ol' boy would take it as a challenge, put his head down, charge, cave the side of their car in, and everyone watching from a safe vantage point would throw their arms up and yell, "TOUCHDOWN". :lol: 

    If you ever want to play a round of golf in Estes Park Co. you might want to let this guy play through.

    JHC

     

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  2. A cousin of mine killed a bull buffalo (bison if you're particular) and has a head mount on his wall. Most of the wall. No joke, it is almost the size of a La-z-boy. Those things are HUGE!  I saw a show with Andrew Zimmern once (a la Travel Channel before it became the Ghost Channel) where he killed a big bull buff. Guides loaded it up with a winch truck. They got it back to the ranch hq and hung him up on an A frame winch rig of some sort. IIRC the things guts weighed over 300 lbs.

    JHC

  3. I'll loan you my .375 H&H M-70 Winchester. Of course you'll have to take me too. ;) I remember reading a mag article on the .375 years ago. The author was showing the cartridges to the Eskimo guide who seemed quite unimpressed. He said very little during the hunt. Anyway, the author shot a big bull, and as soon as the rifle came out of recoil all he could see was four moose legs in the air. The guide commented "Dat tree seven five one damn sure fine good moose gun."

    JHC

  4. 1 hour ago, Alpo said:

    That's the main reason I use dial. It's got that lovely indentation at the top of it, that appears to be just made for the "almost gone" bar.

     

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    I do that too with Dial. Now I'm worried, I'm doing something like Alpo!

    JHC:blink:

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  5. On 6/15/2022 at 11:29 AM, Okie Sawbones, SASS #77381 said:

    A total dose of less than 45 mg/kg of aspirin was found to increase the risk of Reye's syndrome 20-fold, and the authorities concluded that any amount of aspirin is unsafe in a child with a viral infection, regardless of the dose.

     

    Chewable aspirin is absorbed into the blood stream much faster that other formulations, which has implications in suspected heart attacks. It then works to keep blood flowing and can help prevent further damage to the heart, increasing chances of survival.

    Bones has it exactly right. Enteric coating aspirin is basically a gimmick. The way it causes stomach upset involves prostaglandins and a lot of complicated stuff. But they do make this stuff to sale and if it sounds good people that don't know better will buy it.And baby aspirin is cheap!

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  6. flyout slide 1 of 7, NuWave 38001 Brio 14 qt Air Fryer

    This looks like the one we have or close to it. Of course she also had to have a roller cart and another $100 or so of gizmos that weren't included. That's the second one we've had that sucked, so I'm not in a big itch to buy any more.

    JHC :angry:

    flyout slide 1 of 7, NuWave 38001 Brio 14 qt Air Fryer

  7. On 6/11/2022 at 12:50 AM, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

    Yep. We thought it was greatest thing ever too.
     

    It’s in a cabinet somewhere in our kitchen. The novelty wore off pretty quick after having to clean that thing after each use. 

    Same with ours. My wife just HAD to have another one (we had one long ago and gave it away) so she bought one for her Christmas present. Not impressed. Need a degree in computer science to operate it, takes like 20 min. to pre heat, and is a PITA to clean up. Think she decided pretty quick it's more trouble than it's worth.

    JHC

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  8. Lightweight. Should have been here Monday a week ago. My truck was showing 111 at 6 PM when I left work parked in the shade. I asked my tech the next day and said his truck said the same.

    JHC

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  9. 14 minutes ago, Cold Lake Kid, SASS # 51474 said:

    To my friends here on line, thank-you for your prayers for Sherron.

    She passed into the arms of God yesterday, June 9 around 7:00 in the evening.

    I was with her for a few hours in the afternoon, but she was heavily sedated.

    She was awake for a minute or so and I was able to tell her how much I loved her.

    We were married 54 years on May 25

    I'm typing this amid bouts of tears.

    My girl on one of our Alaskan cruises 

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    Great pic!

    JHC

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  10. So sorry amigo. Death is never easy, even when it ends suffering. I can't imagine being there with my wife. I wish I had profound words, but of course there are none. I do like this song. Prayers for comfort in your time of loss.

    JHC

     

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  11. Year or twa ago I was shopping for components online. Found this one site that had EVERYTHING when other vendors had little or nothing. Even at pre-Biden/pandemic prices. Did a little checking online and it was a scam site. Got burned ordering a freezer online in 2020.  If it smells even a little fishy it probably is. We got a partial refund from Amazon on the freezer, but got stung for $100 or more for a "restocking fee". Why the H*ll should you pay a restocking fee for something that was never shipped. Amazon didn't seem to be terribly concerned about it, so beware, you can get burned by Amazon vendors as well.

    JHC

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  12. 7 hours ago, Smuteye John SASS#24774 said:

    And Californios get mad when folks make fun of their state.:huh:

     

    Now do you see why folks make fun of it? 

     

    Does reality stop at the crest of the Sierra Nevada so your officials can substitute one of their own choosing?

    I feel sorry for the good intelligent conservatives (like SASS pards) in California. It's only about 98% of the population and 99.8% of all the politicians that make the rest of the country think they're all idiots.

    JHC

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  13. So, about 4:30 PM yesterday, I get a call from an old friend in Washington State. He's a civilian that works for the Army. He was in Killeen, Tx (Ft. Hood) about three hours away and wanted to come visit. Last saw him a few years ago when we all cruised to Alaska out of Seattle. But of course. Wife is in Huntsville Tx at a Kairos training. So he buzzes over, gets here about 7PM. We grilled some steak, German sausage, and fresh squash from the garden, washed down with some Corona. This AM he wanted to go to Abilene and see his old houses and our old schools (jr. high and high school).  We did all that, did lots of reminiscing, and he headed back to Ft. Hood about an hour ago. T'was a shining time. Must admit I was a bit melancholy when he left.

     

    So set 'em up Bottles. We'll lift a glass to old friends and old times. The good and the bad, but especially to the good.

    Slainte!

    JHC

     

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  14. I have that too, esp. in my left ear. "Injured" it a few years ago shooting a short barrel auto shotgun with buckshot w/o hearing protection. The only thing I know to try is lipo-flavanoids (a vitamin sorta thing). Didn't seem to help mine but a lot of people seem to think it helps. Worth a try, not real expensive and won't hurt ya.

    JHC RPh Lipo-Flavonoid Plus Ear Health Supplement for Tinnitus, 100 caplets ...

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