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  1. DeeDub

    Typewriters

    I've been buying ribbons from Swartz Ink over in La Grande, OR (https://www.swartzink.com/) and, to wind my own, e.g., on vintage spools that are difficult or expensive to replace, I buy in bulk from Baco Ribbons in Missouri, (314-835-9300 or bacoribbon@sbcglobal.net)
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    Ask a question, get an answer

    I'll put in another plug for Northwest Hats and yet another alternative to custom. Mike Miller at Northwest knows hat history and technology inside out and he's a dedicated hat artisan. I learn something new every time I visit. He's making me a custom fedora right now -- fortunately I got in...
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    What Did You Drink Last Night?

    After a simple dinner this evening, I had an Anchor Steam for dessert. If I'd thought of it, I might have had that for dinner, too.
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    I just watched Fat Man and Little Boy with Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, John Cusack, and Laura Dern. Very intense. Now I need a rest. How about a mindless sitcom?
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    Lucy and Desi's Mid Century mansion in Palm Springs

    Great photos. You notice the TV isn't the focus of the room? In that last photo, is she checking him for lice?
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    What Did You Drink Last Night?

    We can't get Hamm's out here any more. At least, I haven't been able to find it. Or Schlitz. Or Falstaff. Or Burgie.
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    What Did You Drink Last Night?

    Okay, that works. This time I went for the Bacardi Superior rather than the Gold for no particular reason. I went about three shakes on the bitters; two as you recommended would have been enough, I think. Just enough ice in the shaker to match the volume of liquid and about five or six tosses...
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    What Are You Reading

    I'm in the last couple of chapters of At Dawn We Slept: The Untold History of Pearl Harbor by Gordon Prange. It's a long read, practically an hour by hour account of the year or so prior to the attack, followed by a thorough account of the several investigations by the Army, Navy, Congress, and...
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    Double feature, playing at a DVD player near me I treated myself to a twofer: The Last Detail (1973) It came out about the time I enlisted and I saw it then. There was a lot about it I could identify with then. Still is. Avalon (1990) When Avalon was in theaters, I hadn't heard anything...
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    What Did You Drink Last Night?

    Ad Hoc Tropical Yesterday I picked up a bottle of Torani passion fruit syrup and a bottle of DeKuyper orange curacao off the free table at work. (The free table is a longstanding tradition at my company. Everything from junk to treasure, first come, first served.) When I got home, I couldn't...
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    Vintage Car Thread - Discussion and Parts Requests

    Could it be just the opposite? Wood is a good insulator, so perhaps it's keeping heat outside the lines from vaporizing the fuel.
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    Vintage Things That Have Disappeared In Your Lifetime?

    I'll have to put that one on my list. It looks like one worth breaking out the FasTrak* to cross the bay. I'll offer in trade a nice, homey little place on Monterey Highway in San Jose: Southern Kitchen Coffee Shop. http://www.yelp.com/biz/southern-kitchen-coffee-shop-san-jose * And...
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    Turbo Just saw Turbo this morning. Surprisingly fast-moving for a story about a snail. A lot of action and slap stick comedy with an undersnail, er, underdog theme. I recommend it.
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    DEATHS ; Notable Passings; The Thread to Pay Last Respects

    I'm in San Diego this week visiting family and friends. What a shock, turning on the local news and hearing local football hero Junior Seau had killed himself. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/may/02/report-of-shooting-at-seaus-home/
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    Loungers' Pets

    Here's Cassidy, my dragon. Er, dogon. Er, Cocker Spaniel. I used the photo to make a book that I carried as a prop to go with my Hiccup costume for a How to Train Your Dragon theme party.
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    What are you listening to?

    Cocktail Nation Right this very minute.
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    Cocktail Nation Lounge music podcast

    I just bought an iPod Touch, and now I've found the perfect complement for it. I just subscribed to Cocktail Nation. Thanks mate!
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    What Did You Drink Last Night?

    Local brew: Anchor Steam Same thing again today. If you're going to make a habit of something, make it a good one.
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    Vintage Photos: Virginia Maier circa 1950s-1970s

    Someone just pointed me to a photo collection that I thought might interest some of you. It's a little past The Golden Era 1930s-1940s, so I put it in the OB. Visit http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/ From the top of that page: This was created in dedication to the photographer Vivian...
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    "Harlem Nocturne"

    This is one of my favorite big band numbers. Thanks for the link! I listened to the top few recordings. I especially liked the Herbie Fields version, a dark, sultry, soft underbelly of the naked city kind of sound. I have a CD called Ultra Lounge: Bachelor Pad Royale with a rendition of...

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