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    Freemasons seeing a spike in new membership

    Interesting. I've always been curious about freemasonery, but being an atheist, I didn't think that I'd ever have a chance at membership. I hadn't heard of the GOdF, but now I have something to investigate. Thanks to the poster who brought that up.
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    Beloved Comic Books--The Uncanny X-Men

    I had a couple periods of intense comic collecting as well. I'm a Marvel guy who read a lot of Amazing Spiderman, Punisher, Wolverine and X-Men. My first period was during high school in the late 1980's / early 1990's when Todd McFarlane began drawing ASM at issue #298 and I've got that entire...
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    What do you do for Living?

    I'm a forensic document examiner for a federal government body and testify as an expert witness in court. I examine not only handwriting, but anything used to compose a document, from the paper to the ink, seals, and staples used upon it. I've been involved in the smallest of cases (forged...
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    Esquire Magazine

    I think that item #3 on the list might actually be good news to the FL people.
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    If I Wasn't Vintage, I'd be...

    That's where I was at one point in late high school / university. I didn't dress the part so much, but that's my CD collection, and I went to all the concerts. Tim
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    Let's See Your Vintage Inspired Office!

    What a most excellent discussion topic. I am currently amassing the items I need to put together my own vintage home office. I've been scanning the local used ads for old wooden desks and chairs. I've already got the 1920's Underwood No. 4 typewriter, but I need more. Great photos everybody, and...
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    What Did You Drink Last Night?

    Last night? My first taste of Remy Martin, and it was so good, I think I'll have some more tonight.
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    "A Scent of History"

    My grandparents house in Kirkland Lake, Ontario had a nice smell in the 1980's. Sometimes I run across the same smell and am reminded of their old living room. Check off another lover of pipe tobacco. I have a bag sitting in the drawer of my desk right now. I don't smoke it, but bought it...
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    New Ladies and Gents Step Forward

    Psst, look over here: http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=6422&page=29
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    favorite cars of the golden era

    Since Mr. H. brought it up, here's another 1941 Buick. It was my friend's car that was loaned to us for our wedding. I used to shine and show this car (one of 4 Buicks he owned in a larger collection) while a teenager in the 1990's. I believe it was the General Eisenhower edition. The brakes...
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    I got to see an Enigma machine in person a couple years ago on November 11, Remebrance Day. The annual ceremony I attended was at Intrepid Park, Whitby, Ontario, Canada which is named after The Man Called Intrepid and located upon the grounds of Camp X, the first espionage training centre in...
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    Is anyone else on their death bed? The Flu Thread.

    I've been battling death for the past 8 days now. I thought it was a bad cold, but reading this thread I now wonder if it wasn't the flu. It started with fatigue which I thought was just a lack of sleep. The weekend was shot and I took a couple sick days from work. The body temp swings are over...
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    Remember these cash/receipt tubes in stores?

    I noticed that the local Zellers department store in the mall near my home still has a pneumatic tube system. They're the coolest things. Don't know if it's still in use though.
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    Need ideas for hidden switches.

    Ah, the burgundy chair. Yes, I have one of those, albeit a modern version. I puchased mine new from Sklar-Pepplar near Toronto. It has a classic feel to it and reclines, but there is not built-in footrest. The back tilts and the seat slides, but there is a separate, matching leather footstool...
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    What are your favorite mystery or espionage novels?

    Might I suggest Monstrum, by Donald James. It isn't set in the past, rather near-future Russia, but as I read it I got an old-time vibe from it and it's a decent story.
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    Need ideas for hidden switches.

    Nice little office, with or without the hidden alcove. I really like the desk and have been looking for a similar one for myself. I think you need an oak filing cabinet somewhere.
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    Scouting anyone?

    I couldn't agree more. Sure we had fights in our high school (early 1990's), but the ubiquitous pocket knife was never used. It was a tool as you say. I've been thinking I should start carrying one again. Tim
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    Scouting anyone?

    I took part in scouting for 7 years, starting with Beavers, then Wolf Cub, then Boy Scouts (Canadian scouting levels). I also tagged along on a couple Ventures events afterwards, but was not a member at the time. At one point there were only 3 courts in my troop, but at the best there were 15...
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    New Ladies and Gents Step Forward

    Hello all. I found this forum recently, how, I'm not sure. I'm a 34 year old professional in Ottawa, Canada who's always had a taste for the classic. I have an interest in antique office equipment and decor, classic architecture (from gothic to art deco), snappy dressing, and I just bought my...

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