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Hey, hey! Opening this summer in the Fort.

 

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RIP, Neiman Marcus (aka Needless Markup).

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8 hours ago, PurpleDawg said:

Happy birthday, @HRH Queen Elizabeth IIII! Your Majesty rocks! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah! 👸💃💐🐕🎂🥂


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Philip and I are following stay-at-Balmoral orders.
 

I’m finally catching up on Better Call Saul.  Call me crazy, but Gus Fring really polishes my tiara.

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Young son has volunteered to serve in a domestic COVID hotspot for the military. Actual place not specified yet. Could be a remote community or maybe an institution. He is among the early cohort of trained-to-current NCO medic standards in the Forces and is an advanced care medic in civilian life. They accepted his request pretty instantly.

 

Leaves in a day or two for at least 2 months which could be extended to 6 if and when the likely second wave materializes.  I'll be keeping him in my thots a tiny bit.

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48 minutes ago, Duquesne Frog said:

 

Do I know you?

 

 

we had lunch in FW when Lil' Duq was just a head and a swaddling blanket....

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M'mmm...fresh made pasta. Very simple: 2 eggs, 1 cup flour. Knead it. Squeeze it through the pasta maker, cut it with the cutting attachment, boil it, and serve with butter, parm, and fresh ground pepper. While life may well be boring, it is certainly good.

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2 hours ago, NewfoundlandFreeFrog said:

M'mmm...fresh made pasta. Very simple: 2 eggs, 1 cup flour. Knead it. Squeeze it through the pasta maker, cut it with the cutting attachment, boil it, and serve with butter, parm, and fresh ground pepper. While life may well be boring, it is certainly good.

That's my favorite way to eat pasta. And, I've always wanted a pasta maker, so I'm super jelly.

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10 hours ago, PurpleDawg said:

That's my favorite way to eat pasta. And, I've always wanted a pasta maker, so I'm super jelly.

 

Just a cheap hand roller. They're not expensive. Less than $50 including shipping for a new Marcato. Probably less than $20 for one at Goodwill, the flea market, or kijiji. Got mine while still a starving grad student.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Marcato-8320-Machine-Cutter-Instructions/dp/B0009U5OSO?ref_=s9_apbd_otopr_hd_bw_b1DO3&pf_rd_r=F9NQTX9WNKS2RMWBDG4R&pf_rd_p=a0b640d3-3e63-5fad-8c64-aeb61fd7665a&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-11&pf_rd_t=BROWSE&pf_rd_i=289791

 

Added...of course the basic machine is only good for broad noodles (hand cut), linguini noodles, spaghettini, raviolis (hand cut/stuffed/sealed), lasagna, canneloni, etc. You can buy endless attachments but I don't bother. 

 

 

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Stay hard Roy Horn, The OG Tiger King 

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Stay hard, Little Richard. 😔

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6 hours ago, PurpleDawg said:

Stay hard, Little Richard. 😔


Well that sucks, but he leaves behind a hell of a discography.

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16 hours ago, PurpleDawg said:

Stay hard, Little Richard. 😔

 

 

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OK, Putin...I am impressed. VERY impressed, even. Apparently landed with enough supplies for a three day operation. The expertise involved in moving the men and materiel in this way under these conditions and at this latitude is very high.

 

On 21st April elite Russian Airborne specialists wearing a new Arctic camouflage uniform undertook a high altitude and extreme conditions parachute insertion.

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The Russian paratroopers, in a world first according to the Russian Federation MoD, jumped from an Ilyushin Il-76 military transport aircraft flying at 10,000 metres (32,800 feet) over Alexandra Land island in the Franz Josef Land archipelago just ten degrees south of the Geographic North Pole.

 

During the HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) insertion, said to be a test of “parachute systems for special purposes, individual oxygen equipment of a paratrooper, navigation equipment, special equipment and uniforms” in extreme conditions, the personnel from an Airborne Forces reconnaissance reportedly opened canopies at 2,000 metres (6,500 feet). After landing they linked up with troops of the Northern Fleet tactical group and together completed the task of identifying and destroying a simulated enemy sabotage and reconnaissance group. In Russian MoD photographs, released a few days later, it is clear that the HALO operatives are wearing uniforms in a previously unseen Arctic camouflage pattern which bears similarities to Crye Precision’s MultiCam Alpine pattern but it is not a direct copy of this essentially low contrast design...

 

HALO techniques have really only been in actual use for about 20 years though research goes back to the famous (of rocket sleds and ejection seats) Col. Stapp

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On 5/9/2020 at 10:16 AM, PurpleDawg said:

Stay hard, Little Richard. 😔

That is my prayer every morning.

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4 minutes ago, tcudoc said:

That is my prayer every morning.

Line of the year. End the internet.

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On 5/11/2020 at 12:07 PM, NewfoundlandFreeFrog said:

HALO techniques have really only been in actual use for about 20 years though research goes back to the famous (of rocket sleds and ejection seats) Col. Stapp


I find Cortana to be disturbingly alluring.

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