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  1. KILO NOVEMBER

    Ground meat pizza

    GDR pizza!? Is it any wonder that people were risking their lives to get over the Wall?
  2. KILO NOVEMBER

    You know you are getting old when:

    In my town, these were like the Tony model, but always of cheap vinyl or canvas construction. We called them "book bags" and if you still carried one by the time you got to the eighth grade (age 13 mostly, in the U.S.) you were clearly a nerd and most probably had eyeglasses with black...
  3. KILO NOVEMBER

    So trivial, yet it really ticks you off.

    Once we had distinct versions and somehow the singular version disappeared. We English speakers have been stubbornly reintroducing new words for the plural on a regional basis ever since.
  4. KILO NOVEMBER

    So trivial, yet it really ticks you off.

    Give that driver a medal for reducing his carbon footprint and forward the story to the jet-setting environmental advocates using private jets to cross the Atlantic to talk with others of the ilk about the dangers of carbon dioxide pollution!
  5. KILO NOVEMBER

    You know you are getting old when:

    Bob Barker was much younger when I watched him on TV (Truth or Consequences, not The Price Is Right), and some of those toys belonged to a friend's younger brother or sister. I was too old to play with them. Now, the carousel whipping around at 100 mph, that I remember.
  6. KILO NOVEMBER

    So trivial, yet it really ticks you off.

    George Harrison had this to say: "One, two, three, four One, two (one, two, three, four) Let me tell you how it will be There's one for you, nineteen for me 'Cause I'm the taxman Yeah, I'm the taxman Should five percent appear too small Be thankful I don't take it all 'Cause I'm the taxman Yeah...
  7. KILO NOVEMBER

    So trivial, yet it really ticks you off.

    The Lincoln skidder has been by-passed. Go directly to the Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV. Starting prices is $330 K.
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    So trivial, yet it really ticks you off.

    English had singular and plural pronouns for the second person. "Thee, thou, and thine" were singular forms. Then beginning about the time British settlers came to North America, those forms fell out of favor. North American Quakers retained their use longer than the general population. Here's a...
  9. KILO NOVEMBER

    So trivial, yet it really ticks you off.

    Back on the topic of waiters, I find it irritating when a waiter asks, "What are we having to drink?" I sometimes mutter under my breath, "I don't know about you, but I'll have iced tea." My first name is Charles. My father's name was the same as was his father's. That makes me Charles III, but...
  10. KILO NOVEMBER

    Funeral music recommendations

    Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber
  11. KILO NOVEMBER

    You know you are getting old when:

    You get a note from Facebook telling you that the girl you had the hots for in high school has a birthday, and she's now sixty-nine years old.
  12. KILO NOVEMBER

    So trivial, yet it really ticks you off.

    I frequently receive offers from one or another marketer offering a "free gift". I wonder when it became necessary to qualify "gift" with "free". Is there another kind? If I pay for something, can it be a "gift" (unless I plan to give it to someone else)? And while I'm on the subject, when did...
  13. KILO NOVEMBER

    You know you are getting old when:

    "We'd take whatever villain we favored for it to the nick and beat a confession out of him" -Jack Frost (tongue in cheek, mostly)
  14. KILO NOVEMBER

    So trivial, yet it really ticks you off.

    Ahh, the notorious "butt dial"!
  15. KILO NOVEMBER

    You know you are getting old when:

    The Police, "Every Breath You Take"

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