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PhilDent last won the day on April 20 2018

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  1. Years ago I lived in Germany and I remember one of the popular street foods was "Pommes Frittes Rot Weiss". Translated this means "French fries red white" It was French fries with the thin, tomatoey Euro style ketchup and mayo. I'm sure "mayochup" is equally popular in certain parts of Germany as well.
  2. Straight from the Miss Manitoba Moose Knuckle Contest, I nominate this gal for the honor of Miss Sonic Holography.
  3. Interesting that you should say that. One quote that stuck with me from an owner of one of these private rail cars was this: "Buying a private rail car makes the purchase of a yacht look like a financially sound and wise decision". Truly, they are absolute money pits.
  4. Well done Mark! I love the black and white photo you posted. I appreciate your effort to get the great shot and to separate yourself from the lemmings. Years ago I worked on a Travel Channel show called "Tricked Out Trains" I took a lot of train rides around the country on private rail cars. The owners of these cars called the train fans "foamers" (meaning they foamed at the mouth when they saw trains that they liked). -PhilDent
  5. I'm just glad that the site is back up. Thanks to all to those whose hard work made this happen.
  6. Great Job! I love the way you rounded the corners to match the KEF-LS50's, and how the wood and finish match the dresser - really first class. Do you have plans for these? I'm sure a couple of us amature, wood butchers here would like to give these a shot.
  7. Driving a 2000 GMC Sierra that I bought new off the lot. I'm at 263,000+ miles. I love no car payment, and it's made me a better shade tree mechanic. I'm on my fourth fuel pump and my third water pump, not to mention air injection check valves or fuel pressure regulators, wheel bearings, etc. I'd love to get a new truck, but I keep reviving this old goat for a fraction of the price that I'd pay for a new one. I took my son to the LA auto show this year and was sticker shocked by new trucks that cost upwards of 70k+. I'd love a new truck, but I'd rather spend my money on carver gear.
  8. In please. I'm always looking to get out of my rut.
  9. I remember one thing my dad said that struck me as profound. Let me set the scene. He had gotten fed up with the traffic, smog and people of Los Angeles so he and my mom bought a place in Montana. They rented it out, with the plan to move there when he retired. However, upon retirement, my mom informed him that she didn't want to live in that house. I assumed his reaction would be something along the lines of "tough, we're moving there anyway". Instead he told me. "Son, I might not be a smart man, but I know that I don't want to live in a house with a woman who doesn't want to be there."
  10. +1 on Buffalo Trace. In a world of overpriced bourbons, I think Buffalo Trace is a great bang for your buck.
  11. A Mormon told me that they don't drink coffee. I said, "A cup of coffee every day gives you wonderful benefits." He said, "Like what?" I said, "Well, it keeps you from being Mormon..." Emo Philips
  12. A friend of mine just got a trophy wife....obviously not first place. -Steven Wright Well, my brother says "Hello". So, hooray for speech therapy. -Emo Philips
  13. I remember the first "system" I had. It was a standalone record player that my parents allowed me to have in my room. I would play their Beach Boys and Elvis 45's. My brothers had no interest, but I would spend hours playing records. My first bona fide system was one that my mom bought me in the mid to late 80's. It was a an all in one system, but it had a CD player. I was the first of all my friends to have one. I think I had 5 CDs for the longest time. Back then, CDs were about $20 a pop and that was pretty steep for me. However, I can remember playing and enjoying GNR's Appetite for Destruction on an endless loop and enjoying the hell out of it.
  14. This homage to volume reminds me of the Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy series and the band Disaster Area, whose stacks of amps and speakers rivaled the New York City Skyline. Here's a quote from the book: "Disaster Area was a plutonium rock band from the Gagrakacka Mind Zones and was generally regarded as not only the loudest rock band in the Galaxy, but also as being the loudest noise of any kind at all. Regular concert goers judged that the best sound balance was usually to be heard from within large concrete bunkers some thirty-seven miles away from the stage, whilst the musicians themselves played their instruments by remote control from within a heavily insulated spaceship which stayed in orbit around the planet - or more frequently around a completely different planet. Many worlds have now banned their act altogether, sometimes for artistic reasons, but most commonly because the band's public address system contravenes local strategic arms limitations treaties." -Douglas Adams
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