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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:28 pm 
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I'm now aware that MAD magazine stopped being sold at newstands.
I was searching for it for 2 or 3 months and wondered what happened.
Then I found out I could subscribe, and I did.

But it's a bit sad after 67 years...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:29 am 
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Got the Hot Rats book today and read it in about an hour and a half. I really enjoyed Bill Gubbins' remembrances on meeting Frank and what led to his being exclusive photographer during the recording and staying at the Zappa's place while this was going on. Ahmet seemed to interrupt him a couple times while he was in the middle of a story, which could have led to something of interest. I guess he wanted him to get to the point, but I enjoyed Bill's stories. Lots of amazing photos and it's extraordinary how these went unseen and were in such great condition (he finally put them in a safety deposit box) for so many years. As much as I'd like to get the 50th anniversary Hot Rats release, this is something I can afford. Supposedly, the new Alex Winter doc will have a coffee table book to coincide with the film's release. May have to dig in for that....after I buy the movie...and there best be lots of special features on it! Thank you and good night. :mrgreen:

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Very good .

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Even better .

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:13 am 
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At loose ends and in your 50s, what better way to pass the time than to sail around the world? The journey took three years and covered 46,000 miles; Slocum was chased by pirates, survived major storms, suffered hallucinations. But he made it. He was the first to do it alone. Then he wrote this marvelous, salty book. In 1909, he put to sea again. This time, he disappeared.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:02 pm 
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Jerked out in the middle of the above ^^^, to do the below vvv...

My friend emailed who had gotten a new radio...so I took a week off and crammed for a license upgrade (I'll get the long distance frequencies), now I gotta test before I forget...

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(Lol, nooo, I don't have all that radio stuff, I just got a little one...)

Then I can get back to my regularly scheduled program...

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:48 pm 
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Written by one of the "lucky" ones who came out alive after the Charlie shooting.

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Setting aside 3 weeks for this 1000+ page biography of this maligned and much misunderstood military general and 18th President of the U.S.

April ends my 6 months of non-fiction & begins my next 6 months of fiction(April-September)

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I passed last night...so returning to the regularly scheduled program...

Back to The Ascendant series, Transcendent...

...It's got competition from this new one though... new frequency bands mean new antennas, (simple wire of different lengths, but now height is becoming important).

There's a bunch of stuff that matters that I don't know...

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I passed last night...

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I passed last night...

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Glad you can still sign in to the Zappa board from the other side! :wink: :P


Methinks he must've uploaded his consciousness unto Suri or something similar before he shuffled off this mortal coil. Now baddy is one with the digital metaverse.

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Milton Bradley wrote:
cory1984 wrote:
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I passed last night...

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Glad you can still sign in to the Zappa board from the other side! :wink: :P


Methinks he must've uploaded his consciousness unto Suri or something similar before he shuffled off this mortal coil. Now baddy is one with the digital metaverse.


Yeah, an this digital metaphysical life ain't all it's cracked up to be.

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Yeah, an this digital metaphysical life ain't all it's cracked up to be.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:37 am 
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In that COVID-19 time, I thought it was appropriate for me to read this one. . .
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The plague !
Just like today, those who considered it a hoax were those who suffered the most
And Dr. Trump can't do a thing about it, except blame others and try to save his ass.

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Found a previously mia box of Wilbur Smith and Robert Ludlum books last night, right on time.....

first onto the maroon sofa-side table:

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