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  1. Poppy

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    Ha, Luke- it looks like a Chuck E Cheese's for adults. Apparently adults can't go to CEC's without a kidlet in tow. Not sure 'cause ima Canadian.
    B7-yeah I saved money and got in shape. 2 birds. Traffic made me angry, riding made me happy. Pretty much high by the time i got to work...the cat looked like a herringbone tabby which Johnny was...Heeeere's Johnny.
    NY Times bit by Robert Ito Jan 25 2012:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/movies/room-237-documentary-with-theories-about-the-shining.html?_r=0
     
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    I'm not smart enough to try to understand horror films..I do remember going to see The Shining....it was just weird to me
     
  3. lwd

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    Heard there were a couple of earth quakes in Arizona over the weekend as well as one in Alaska. Kodiak used to live in Alaska and now he lives in Arizona ....
     
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  5. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper

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    The Blasters- Trouble Bound:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBZLFaXfn-o
     
  6. Poppy

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    Liked this movie.
    Warning- titty bar
    From Dusk Till Dawn:
    Tito and Tarantula
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LosJBmssN1w
     
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    are all or, some of us, going crazy, little by little, so that it doesn't register? we think we are 'normal'...but, does the human mind change from 'normal' to ''crazy'' and that is ''normal''?? ...does the human mind in each person change differently? as we each live longer and grow older?? like that guy with thousands of knives in his house

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/police-find-3-700-knives-satanic-shrine-florida-home-article-1.2364027

    there are just so many different, strange things humans do.....obviously their minds are going in a different direction than us ''normal'' humans' minds....the human brain-computer--dangerous/crazy/volatile/good/bad/impulsive/etc
     
  8. lwd

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    Do you remember a song titled "I'm Normal"? I think it was by the same person who did "They are coming to take me away"
     
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    Not quite, but it was the third of four novelty songs on this theme line(Not mentioning the many covers)

    1. "They're coming to take me away, ha-haa!" - Napoleon XIV(Jerry Samuels), 1966
    2. "I'm happy they took you away, ha-haa!" - Josephine XV(the female singer's name I don't know), 1966
    Both songs were on Samuels' 1966 album.
    3. "I'm normal" - The Emperor(Bob Hudson), 1966
    4. "They're Coming To Get Me Again, Ha Haaa!" - Napoleon XIV(Jerry Samuels), 1988
     
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    Stay away from my frog.
     
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    Well, since this is the "Mysterious Thread" thread, and lwd has got me started...

    Has any one answered this question
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23gCTWWGhxw

    or the redone version
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6bFTVi0hHs
     
  12. Poppy

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    "Heard there were a couple of earth quakes in Arizona over the weekend as well as one in Alaska. Kodiak used to live in Alaska and now he lives in Arizona ...." Wonder if KB has been in Wyoming lately
    Only a little mysteriuos - Massive crack opens in the Bighorn mountains.
    Emeka's Blog:
    https://emeka350.wordpress.com/2015/10/31/the-gigantic-crack-in-the-earth-in-wyoming-landslide-in-the-big-horn-mountains-causes-canyon-like-gash-and-it-could-get-even-bigger/

    We will have stuff like this in the coolies. Never so big though, and always close to water.
     
  13. KodiakBeer

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    People in AZ get way too excited about earthquakes. Alaskans don't even mention it unless it gets up to a 5.5 or 6 where you can actually feel it. The way the Richter Scale works is that each number is ten times greater than the one preceding it. So, a 5 is ten times greater in magnitude than a 4.

    You can't even it feel it unless it gets up to around 5.5 and that would just be something like hearing the dishes rattle in a cabinet. This one in Arizona was 3.5 or 3.8? Yet, all these people around here claim they felt it - I'm sure they only "felt" it after they watched the news and knew it had occurred.

    If you pull up one of those earthquake websites - there's one in Fairbanks has all kinds of links and maps and diagrams - you'll see that Alaska often has 100 earthquakes a day. Most of them are small like this one in AZ. When you get up to about a six you can actually feel the floor sway. You don't start getting real damage until you get closer to the 7 range. We had a 7.2 under Kodiak back about 99 and that was kind of fun. I was inside a concrete building and jumped under a door frame. For about 15 seconds it was like riding in a boat with a gentle chop. You could hear the concrete foundation cracking, things fell off shelves, etc. Many foundations cracked in local buildings and most of the water pipes broke in places. Power was back on in an hour, and water depended on where you lived. They repaired it from the water plant out, so some people on the edge of town didn't get water for about 24 hours. Everybody else was on wells, so not inconvenienced at all except while the power was down.

    Alaska was completely wiped out in 64, so everything built since then is pretty much earthquake-proof. Wooden buildings are best since they have enough give to just sort of sway with it. Bigger concrete and steel buildings in Anchorage and Fairbanks have segmented foundations and weight-bearing joists that have some sort of joints built in so they don't break. A tall building may sway around, but it won't fall down. It's all good unless you're down near the ocean, then the tsunami alarms go off and you head for high ground.
     
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    I remember feeling the 64 quake. I was riding my bike to school and thought the road got rougher for some reason. Didn't even occur to me it might have been a quake. When I got to school everyone was out in the field which I though was odd because I only had a few minutes to until the first bell rang. Asked what was going on and someone said that there had been a quake (I think it was only later that I heard it was in Alaska). The structural integrity of the gym was compromised to some extent. Lived in SW Washington at the time.
     
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    For Poppy,
    Earthquakes that shake your bones are now becoming out of style..........with the onslaught of perceived new evils that is.........perhaps it has been necessary to increase man's anxieties a bit so we now have the new phenomena........while the walking dead are now getting quite bored with their slow and stilted stepping...........we now have the added sink hole, only modified to make it a very lengthy and long pit.......question is ............is this a "southerly" thing? And is it for the walking dead or the so called live people? Tell us Poppy. I find it a completely new fear to have when you think of getting sucked downward. It has taken lives already, although not recently.
     
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    Why don't Dogs purr ?

    Hey it's a Mystery thread!

    Cats don't wag their tail but that's because their CATS.
     
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    I was in a couple of earthquakes when I was in the Army in Alaska (78-80). Nothing major of course, just a part of living in Alaska they said. The first one was when several friends from the company were walking back to the barracks from the EM club. It was wintertime I remember because there was snow and ice all over the place. Of course it was dark since it was dark almost all the time in the winter. I guess it was after midnight when they ran us out of the club. Anyway, the PX was closed so we couldn't get any munchies and the pizza man wasn't doing deliveries either (too many pizza delivery types were getting robbed), so we were hoofing it back to the barracks to bust open some trusty c-rats. Yeah, we were that ripped up. Anyway we heard a dull rumble and then we were thrown to the ground, or ice I should say. We looked at each other and said "what the hell was that" as we struggled to get up. Must have been an earthquake or all that rot gut beer that we were pouring down our pie holes earlier. When we made it to the barracks the CQ asked us if we were ok and if we felt the earthquake. So that's how we know that there was an earthquake for sure.

    The other time was when we were out in the field in the fall of 1979 or so. We were on the way up in the foothills towards a saddle. The going was getting slower as the incline increased, and the ground was getting rockier. I decided to cheat and climbed up on a felled birch tree that was pointing uphill. Just when I was making good time (while still maintaining proper intervals), we heard a rolling rumble coming up the valley. Everyone stopped and looked around and at each other. Then the snow and ice started falling off the trees, then the ground started heaving. I was thrown face down onto the ground. I fell on my M-60 and my pack shoved my face into the ground rather roughly. Then the ground started rippling fast, up and down. Later I learned that phenomena was called liquefaction. The whole company was knocked down in place. Several trees in the area fell, and BFRs started rolling downhill. It seemed like a long time, but this only lasted about a minute or so. When it finally stopped, First Sergeant started hollering at the platoon sergeants for a head count and casualty report. All were present and accounted for, and there were only a few minor injuries sustained. We then got up and continued to march over the saddle and down the other side as quick as we could to get down to the flats. There were no atheists on the mountain that day. Finally we had real war stories to tell at the EM club!
     
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    what was your MOS? specialty?
     
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    I was classified as 11B1P, AKA an airborne infantryman, M-60 machine gunner by trade, and the finest light machine gunner in the Army I might add! The 11 series in the Army indicated infantry of all types. B was for basic infantry, 1 was for the pay grade (E1-E4) and the P stood for parachute qualified. We called it "11 bravo one packmule" since we walked and hauled everything in our LPCs (leather personnel carriers/boots) after we jumped in. There's other 11 series MOSs in the inventory.

    Infantry Branch (IN)
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    Officer
    Enlisted
    • 11B Infantryman (includes soldiers formerly designated 11M [Mechanized] and 11H [Anti-armor]) 11B Infantryman are the standard infantry soldiers; the main combatants of the Army.
    • 11C Indirect Fire Infantryman (Mortarman)
    • 11X Undetermined Infantry (Open Enlistment Option, B/C determined during training.)
    • 11Z Infantry Senior Sergeant
     
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    M60 didn't have a good reputation, from what I've read....I was mortars, in the weapons company, but the 0331 machine gunners never mentioned anything about it being bad
     

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