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    Bird thread

    The cat thread is cool but got shifted to birds. Who has news about cool birds around? I have a seed block cage that I hang from the gutter with bungee cord, plastic zip tie, and small chain. It sits underneath a bit but the goddamn greedy squirrels still get at it and eat everything. I'm...
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    3 Killed In Black Powder Explosion At Starved Rock State Park

    https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/05/07/starved-rock-state-park-black-powder-explosion-three-killed/ Holy shit! Darwin award?
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    Time Travel - Where would you go? What would you do?

    If you could travel through time and space to the past, the future (trippy), or even the fucking present (WAY trippy) , what would you do? Would you go back in time to kill Hitler or Payton Manning before they could do so much damage? Would you go see Mozart rock balls, or maybe go to the...
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    Giving blood

    My blood type is A negative. I think I should give back by giving blood. I looked up info and donating and saw where I can donate whole blood or "power red". I don't know what is the best way I can give back. Gave blood to myself years ago for surgical reasons, didn't get any of it back and was...
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    Boxing is back

    ESPN is showing live boxing. Some changes. No fans. Everyone but fighters have masks. Mask is optional for ref. Everyone is tested twice a week. Commentators working remotely from home. Same 2 cut men for all fights on card. No ring girls. I guess Tuesday was the first night but I missed it...
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    Alligator!

    How have alligators not been eaten to extinction? They are delicious!!! If I had my way, I'd eat gators every day! If it was up to me, gator meat would all be free!
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    Any of you IHN or CCS clowns taking Amtrak to STL Thursday?

    I'm likely going. Anyone else bringing bail money?
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    The Aristocrats.... Holy Talent, Batman!

    Saw The Aristocrats at Reggie's tonight. Holy holy holy shit!!! How in the fuck!?!? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgQwBGe-GzM
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    Pain of Salvation - 9-21 @ Reggie's

    I haven't seen them live yet but I recommend going.</p> Would like to have a beer with some you.</p>  </p> I made this transition from metalhead to proghead from about 15-10 years ago.</p> Pain of Salvation was important along that journey.  Not just for the prog-METAL aspect or even the...
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    9 year old accidentally kills shooting instructor with full auto UZI

    http://m.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28948946 Instant Darwin Award. 9 year old child + full auto = what could go wrong? Last mistake he made. Poor girl. Stupid instructor. Stupid parents?
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    Anyone been to Hawks @ Kings game?

    I was planning on trip to LA for another reason from Jan 31st to Feb 2nd, but looking at the schedule, I see the Hawks play @ Kings Feb 3rd. Are tix hard to get at staples center? Are Kings "fans" cool? How is the atmosphere? etc. Those are the questions I have. I can swing my short trip, but...
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    car stereo question

    I have a new media player head unit coming for my car. </p> This one plays FLAC files  so I figured I would re-rip all of my music (huge project) to FLAC for the higher sound quality for my higher quality sound system.</p> Full albums are coming out to ~ 500MB each.</p> That means I can...
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    Has anyone poached workers from old job(s)?

    Has anyone else poached workers from an old job? How did you feel? Great? Like an asshole? Well, I still have my awesome job I've been woo hoo'ing about for last 2 years. I used to have a similar job for much less pay at a really shitty company, but they DO have some skilled people there...
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    meet ytsejam, attend great live rock & roll....

    June 23rd, Chicago Theater. Dream Theater with special guests, Tesla. (I had no idea,Tesla was still around) Here's the deal...I ended up with 2 tickets instead of 1. I have 1 prospect in my area that may go. Would anyone here be interested in going? If my friend can't go I was thinking...
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    Oh no! Parrots kidnapped, one escapes.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-schmich-0608-20120608,0,665594.column Poor guy and his bird miss their friend. Hell, seems like much of the neighborhood misses him. I hope he turns up and the thief's bite wound develops a lethal infection.
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    The Coffee Thread

    I love coffee! I started doing my own roasting a couple of years ago in a slightly modified popcorn popper and brewing cups with my aeropress. I think I had moderate success with popcorn popper, but I think it roasted too hot, too fast. It was a pretty dark roast just after 4 minutes. That...
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    St. Louis storm picks up, tosses beer tent; 1 killed, 100 hurt

    http://www.latimes.c...0,4823325.story
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    Atheists raising hell in my town

    http://www.chicagotr...0,5555526.story
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    Lagunitas to open brewery in Chicago

    http://articles.chic...gunitas-brewing Hooray! More awesome fresh beer!
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    I can go back to work!

    No pain! Docs gave me okay! Work was satisfied with docs' notes! Back to work Tuesday!!! Stopped in today (well, Thursday) to bring docs' notes and see some of my people. Plant is shut down this week but some people are in for painting and inventory and such so I got to give out some...

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