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Link Posted: 5/10/2022 8:41:07 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/10/2022 9:05:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SecretSquirell:

My scars have scars.
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Those hands have definitely never seen the insides of a piece of equipment. Lol
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 9:07:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SecretSquirell:

You sure do know a lot about backdoors.
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Haha
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 9:12:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DFARM:

Those hands have definitely never seen the insides of a piece of equipment. Lol
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Originally Posted By DFARM:
Originally Posted By SecretSquirell:

My scars have scars.

Those hands have definitely never seen the insides of a piece of equipment. Lol

Link Posted: 5/10/2022 9:16:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By sywagon:
Car's a lot cleaner today.
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Wonky lighting though

It took like twenty shots to get that one which wasn't great.

Other contenders




Blade washed out or the focus would get wonky.

But then I one shotted the B-side
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 9:37:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Star_Scream:



Wonky lighting though

It took like twenty shots to get that one which wasn't great.

Other contenders

https://i.imgur.com/8ijQUf8.jpeg
https://i.imgur.com/vWXp6I4.jpeg

Blade washed out or the focus would get wonky.

But then I one shotted the B-side
https://i.imgur.com/9s96kfC.jpeg
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Originally Posted By Star_Scream:
Originally Posted By sywagon:
Car's a lot cleaner today.



Wonky lighting though

It took like twenty shots to get that one which wasn't great.

Other contenders

https://i.imgur.com/8ijQUf8.jpeg
https://i.imgur.com/vWXp6I4.jpeg

Blade washed out or the focus would get wonky.

But then I one shotted the B-side
https://i.imgur.com/9s96kfC.jpeg

20 shots? How many livers have you been through?
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 9:53:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Star_Scream:



Wonky lighting though

It took like twenty shots to get that one which wasn't great.

Other contenders

https://i.imgur.com/8ijQUf8.jpeg
https://i.imgur.com/vWXp6I4.jpeg

Blade washed out or the focus would get wonky.

But then I one shotted the B-side
https://i.imgur.com/9s96kfC.jpeg
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Originally Posted By Star_Scream:
Originally Posted By sywagon:
Car's a lot cleaner today.



Wonky lighting though

It took like twenty shots to get that one which wasn't great.

Other contenders

https://i.imgur.com/8ijQUf8.jpeg
https://i.imgur.com/vWXp6I4.jpeg

Blade washed out or the focus would get wonky.

But then I one shotted the B-side
https://i.imgur.com/9s96kfC.jpeg
Great contrast on the last one. And mmmmm, porcinis.
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 10:05:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By arch64:

As I was posting I knew you would say something like that

But at that point I thought f*ck it.
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Pro move.
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 10:06:33 PM EDT
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https://i.imgur.com/8oCo4eY.gif

(also, doesn't that guy get killed?)
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I don't think he can die
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 10:08:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By sywagon:


Those look cool - fixed the first one (had url tags instead of image tags)
https://imgur.com/a/QwM6KB6
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Still broken
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 10:09:54 PM EDT
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My fingers looked like that once.


When the doctors reset them and I didn't notice they started asking questions.
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 10:10:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By WIC:


no, the guy in Wilson's gif.
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Oh yeah. I built a rifle because of that
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 10:22:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Star_Scream:



Still broken
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Originally Posted By Star_Scream:
Originally Posted By sywagon:


Those look cool - fixed the first one (had url tags instead of image tags)
https://imgur.com/a/QwM6KB6



Still broken
There is something uniquely wrong with that post (mine) so I decided not to mess with it any more. If I click edit on it it shows the correct content for a moment in passing and then erases most of it and leaves just a small random snippet. It's really weird and I don't want to break the thread.
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 10:24:58 PM EDT
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I meant the one with the pleasure bump in it.

You've posted pics of yellow iron torn apart before.
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 10:31:15 PM EDT
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(he's a bit slow)

Link Posted: 5/10/2022 10:43:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SecretSquirell:

Yours
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Originally Posted By SecretSquirell:
Originally Posted By arch64:

Is that your hand?

Yours

Link Posted: 5/10/2022 11:10:48 PM EDT
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Wife made dandelion blossom jelly.

Link Posted: 5/10/2022 11:17:56 PM EDT
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I fucking love taco Tuesday. $10 and ten tacos. Unfortunately I had to eat them all because one of my human children decided it would be better to eat a white processed cheese and ketchup sandwich instead, and the other only wanted to ingest one chicken taco. Next time I’m just ordering for myself.

Link Posted: 5/10/2022 11:20:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By WIC:
(he's a bit slow)

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Still faster than a cow.
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 11:21:26 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By rbb2:
Wife made dandelion blossom jelly.

https://i.imgur.com/PROU9S2.jpg
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I've got a yard full of them if she wants to come pick them and make more.
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 11:21:55 PM EDT
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Makes no sense to me - it's one thing to serve up that much good looking food in house so people spend on other things. I don't see the business model of letting you just pick it up to go for that price. Looks amazing - getting about fed up with keto seeing pics like that.
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 11:24:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By WIC:


he's a mechanic on dirty equipment.

he probably has honest looking hands
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Ugh.

I've seen a bunch of shirts  "Dirty hands, clean living" on dudes who's living is not clean
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 11:24:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By WILSON:
That's exactly what I like about this territory.
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Thanks.
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 11:27:23 PM EDT
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don't acknowledge him, he will keep coming back.
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 11:33:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Star_Scream:


Ugh.

I've seen a bunch of shirts  "Dirty hands, clean living" on dudes who's living is not clean
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so judgy
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 11:33:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SecretSquirell:

Still faster than a cow.
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saw the city finally got the sign up in your yard

Link Posted: 5/10/2022 11:40:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SecretSquirell:

My scars have scars.
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Fun fact. I have scars on my face that my wife and kid have never seen because I always have a full beard.

But we visited my mom's house and my wife asked "What is that, I've never seen that before" it's two scars crossing each other.
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 11:43:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By WIC:
don't acknowledge him, he will keep coming back.
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Link Posted: 5/10/2022 11:44:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By maleante:
I fucking love taco Tuesday. $10 and ten tacos. Unfortunately I had to eat them all because one of my human children decided it would be better to eat a white processed cheese and ketchup sandwich instead, and the other only wanted to ingest one chicken taco. Next time I’m just ordering for myself.

https://i.imgur.com/2n3KG0r.jpg
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Yum
Link Posted: 5/10/2022 11:46:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SecretSquirell:

I've got a yard full of them if she wants to come pick them and make more.
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I'll be sure to let her know.
Link Posted: 5/11/2022 12:04:01 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Star_Scream:



Fun fact. I have scars on my face that my wife and kid have never seen because I always have a full beard.

But we visited my mom's house and my wife asked "What is that, I've never seen that before" it's two scars crossing each other.
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Link Posted: 5/11/2022 8:31:23 AM EDT
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5 and 1/2 tons in the garage and I can still get both vehicles in there! Ursus sliced the coverings right off!
Need to clean up and organize all the other stuff now.
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Link Posted: 5/11/2022 9:29:07 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Star_Scream:



Ooo fancy.

Step one, obtain gubmint funding.
Step two, ride the gravy train.
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Ooo fancy.

Step one, obtain gubmint funding.
Step two, ride the gravy train.
Step one- stay out of jail
Step two- ??
Step three- profit
Link Posted: 5/11/2022 10:15:06 AM EDT
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Messed that up.
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Originally Posted By MrSig239:
5 and 1/2 tons in the garage and I can still get both vehicles in there! Ursus sliced the coverings right off!
Need to clean up and organize all the other stuff now.
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/56211/lastton_JPG-2379696.JPG
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/56211/3tons_JPG-2379694.JPG
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my back hurts
Link Posted: 5/11/2022 11:25:47 AM EDT
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W I S C O N S I N
Link Posted: 5/11/2022 12:11:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By maleante:
NYT article essentially describing that the signs of what’s coming were visible late last year.


https://archive.ph/2022.05.11-100240/https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/11/technology/tech-start-ups.html


By Erin Griffith
Erin Griffith, who covers start-ups and venture capital, has reported from the San Francisco Bay Area since 2018.
May 11, 2022, 3:00 a.m. ET

Start-up workers came into 2022 expecting another year of cash-gushing initial public offerings. Then the stock market tanked, Russia invaded Ukraine, inflation ballooned, and interest rates rose. Instead of going public, start-ups began cutting costs and laying off employees.
People started dumping their start-up stock, too.
The number of people and groups trying to unload their start-up shares doubled in the first three months of the year from late last year, said Phil Haslett, a founder of EquityZen, which helps private companies and their employees sell their stock. The share prices of some billion-dollar start-ups, known as “unicorns,” have plunged by 22 percent to 44 percent in recent months, he said.
“It’s the first sustained pullback in the market that people have seen in legitimately 10 years,” he said.
That’s a sign of how the start-up world’s easy-money ebullience of the last decade has faded. Each day, warnings of a coming downturn ricochet across social media between headlines about another round of start-up job cuts. And what was once seen as a sure path to immense riches — owning start-up stock — is now viewed as a liability.
The turn has been swift. In the first three months of the year, venture funding in the United States fell 8 percent from a year earlier, to $71 billion, according to PitchBook, which tracks funding. At least 55 tech companies have announced layoffs or shut down since the beginning of the year, compared with  25 this time last year, according to Layoffs.fyi, which monitors layoffs. And I.P.O.s, the main way start-ups cash out, plummeted 80 percent from a year ago as of May 4, according to Renaissance Capital, which follows I.P.O.s.
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An Instacart shopper at a grocery store in Manhattan. The company slashed its valuation to $24 billion in March from $40 billion last year.
An Instacart shopper at a grocery store in Manhattan. The company slashed its valuation to $24 billion in March from $40 billion last year.Credit... Brittainy Newman/The New York Times

Last week, Cameo, a celebrity shout-out app; On Deck, a career-services company; and MainStreet, a financial technology start-up, all shed at least 20 percent of their employees. Fast, a payments start-up, and Halcyon Health, an online health care provider, abruptly shut down in the last month. And the grocery delivery company Instacart, one of the most highly valued start-ups of its generation, slashed its valuation to $24 billion in March from $40 billion last year.
“Everything that has been true in the last two years is suddenly not true,” said Mathias Schilling, a venture capitalist at Headline. “Growth at any price is just not enough anymore.”
The start-up market has weathered similar moments of fear and panic over the past decade. Each time, the market came roaring back and set records. And there is plenty of money to keep money-losing companies afloat: Venture capital funds raised a record $131 billion last year, according to PitchBook.
But what’s different now is a collision of troubling economic forces combined with the sense that the start-up world’s frenzied behavior of the last few years is due for a reckoning. A decade-long run of low interest rates that enabled investors to take bigger risks on high-growth start-ups is over. The war in Ukraine is causing unpredictable macroeconomic ripples. Inflation seems unlikely to abate anytime soon. Even the big tech companies are faltering, with shares of Amazon and Netflix falling below their prepandemic levels.
“Of all the times we said it feels like a bubble, I do think this time is a little different,” said Albert Wenger, an investor at Union Square Ventures.
On social media, investors and founders have issued a steady drumbeat of dramatic warnings, comparing negative sentiment to that of the early 2000s dot-com crash and stressing that a pullback is “real.”
Even Bill Gurley, a Silicon Valley venture capital investor who got so tired of warning start-ups about bubbly behavior over the last decade that he gave up, has returned to form. “The ‘unlearning’ process could be painful, surprising and unsettling to many,” he wrote in April.
The uncertainty has caused some venture capital firms to pause deal making. D1 Capital Partners, which participated in roughly 70 start-up deals last year, told founders this year that it had stopped making new investments for six months. The firm said that any deals being announced had been struck before the moratorium, said two people with knowledge of the situation, who declined to be identified because they were not authorized to speak on the record.
Other venture firms have lowered the value of their holdings to match the falling stock market. Sheel Mohnot, an investor at Better Tomorrow Ventures, said his firm had recently reduced the valuations of seven start-ups it invested in out of 88, the most it had ever done in a quarter. The shift was stark compared with just a few months ago, when investors were begging founders to take more money and spend it to grow even faster.
That fact had not yet sunk in with some entrepreneurs, Mr. Mohnot said. “People don’t realize the scale of change that’s happened,” he said.
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Sean Black, the founder and chief executive of Knock. “You can’t fight this market momentum,” he said.
Sean Black, the founder and chief executive of Knock. “You can’t fight this market momentum,” he said.Credit...Jeenah Moon for The New York Times

Entrepreneurs are experiencing whiplash. Knock, a home-buying start-up in Austin, Texas, expanded its operations from 14 cities to 75 in 2021. The company planned to go public via a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, valuing it at $2 billion. But as the stock market became rocky over the summer, Knock canceled those plans and entertained an offer to sell itself to a larger company, which it declined to disclose.
In December, the acquirer’s stock price dropped by half and killed that deal as well. Knock eventually raised $70 million from its existing investors in March, laid off nearly half its 250 employees and added $150 million in debt in a deal that valued it at just over $1 billion.
Throughout the roller-coaster year, Knock’s business continued to grow, said Sean Black, the founder and chief executive. But many of the investors he pitched didn’t care.
“It’s frustrating as a company to know you’re crushing it, but they’re just reacting to whatever the ticker says today,” he said. “You have this amazing story, this amazing growth, and you can’t fight this market momentum.”
Mr. Black said his experience was not unique. “Everyone is quietly, embarrassingly, shamefully going through this and not willing to talk about it,” he said.
Matt Birnbaum, head of talent at the venture capital firm Pear VC, said companies would have to carefully manage worker expectations around the value of their start-up stock. He predicted a rude awakening for some.
“If you’re 35 or under in tech, you’ve probably never seen a down market,” he said. “What you’re accustomed to is up and to the right your entire career.”
Start-ups that went public amid the highs of the last two years are getting pummeled in the stock market, even more than the overall tech sector. Shares in Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange, have fallen 81 percent since its debut in April last year. Robinhood, the stock trading app that had explosive growth during the pandemic, is trading 75 percent below its I.P.O. price. Last month, the company laid off 9 percent of its staff, blaming overzealous “hypergrowth.”
SPACs, which were a trendy way for very young companies to go public in recent years, have performed so poorly that some are now going private again. SOC Telemed, an online health care start-up, went public using such a vehicle in 2020, valuing it at $720 million. In February, Patient Square Capital, an investment firm, bought it for around $225 million, a 70 percent discount.
Others are in danger of running out of cash. Canoo, an electric vehicle company that went public in late 2020, said on Tuesday that it had “substantial doubt” about its ability to stay in business.
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Baiju Bhatt, left, and Vlad Tenev, founders of Robinhood, at the New York Stock Exchange last year for the company’s initial public offering. Robinhood recently laid off 9 percent of its workers.
Baiju Bhatt, left, and Vlad Tenev, founders of Robinhood, at the New York Stock Exchange last year for the company’s initial public offering. Robinhood recently laid off 9 percent of its workers.Credit...Sasha Maslov for The New York Times

Blend Labs, a financial technology start-up focused on mortgages, was worth $3 billion in the private market. Since it went public last year, its value has sunk to $1 billion. Last month, it said it would cut 200 workers, or roughly 10 percent of its staff.
Tim Mayopoulos, Blend’s president, blamed the cyclical nature of the mortgage business and the steep drop in refinancings that accompany rising interest rates.
“We’re looking at all of our expenses,” he said. “High-growth cash-burning businesses are, from an investor-sentiment perspective, clearly not in favor.”
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Tell me you keep the same two threads open that I do without actually telling me. Lol

No offers on my house yet 😒
Link Posted: 5/11/2022 12:33:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By sywagon:
Hrumphhh.

Why not tie a proper knot and just untie it, or if you're going to cut it anyways just cut it before or after the knot with a blade?

An awl is for making holes in things.

A marlin spike is for undoing knots.

(not mine - not sure where my old rigging knife is)
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Yes but takes up a lot of real estate on a SAK
Link Posted: 5/11/2022 12:33:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DFARM:

Those hands have definitely never seen the insides of a piece of equipment. Lol
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Ehhh
Link Posted: 5/11/2022 12:36:37 PM EDT
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so judgy
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Originally Posted By Star_Scream:


Ugh.

I've seen a bunch of shirts  "Dirty hands, clean living" on dudes who's living is not clean

so judgy

Pot, have you met kettle?
Link Posted: 5/11/2022 12:38:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Star_Scream:



Fun fact. I have scars on my face that my wife and kid have never seen because I always have a full beard.

But we visited my mom's house and my wife asked "What is that, I've never seen that before" it's two scars crossing each other.
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Originally Posted By Star_Scream:
Originally Posted By SecretSquirell:

My scars have scars.



Fun fact. I have scars on my face that my wife and kid have never seen because I always have a full beard.

But we visited my mom's house and my wife asked "What is that, I've never seen that before" it's two scars crossing each other.

I have a scar across my nose that my mom admits she sorta caused it. I found a scar on the bottom of my chin one day and asked her. She just grins and say "no idea"
Link Posted: 5/11/2022 12:39:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By WIC:


saw the city finally got the sign up in your yard

https://i.imgur.com/x4dLGwp.jpg?1
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Originally Posted By WIC:
Originally Posted By SecretSquirell:

Still faster than a cow.


saw the city finally got the sign up in your yard

https://i.imgur.com/x4dLGwp.jpg?1

Makes them easier to hit.
Link Posted: 5/11/2022 12:40:42 PM EDT
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20 shots? How many livers have you been through?
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A couple.

Link Posted: 5/11/2022 12:43:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By sywagon:
Great contrast on the last one. And mmmmm, porcinis.
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They're amazing in a pan gravy
Link Posted: 5/11/2022 12:43:57 PM EDT
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Wife made dandelion blossom jelly.

https://i.imgur.com/PROU9S2.jpg
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I need to do some research on this. The neighbors yard is overrun with dandelions
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