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by scrutney
October 7th, 2017, 8:57 pm
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: BOOKS
Replies: 21
Views: 655

Re: BOOKS

i still have an old first generation nook. but i gave it up because it isn't backlit. my ipad is...and i have made a few purchases...it works fine. but i like books. turning pages is much more satisfying than "scrolling." damned cataracts. one is history, the other goes away next month. just picked...
by scrutney
October 6th, 2017, 11:31 pm
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: BOOKS
Replies: 21
Views: 655

Re: BOOKS

never read a michener...i'll have to try one on for size.. i was never much on "the sprawling saga of an american family" genre...john jakes' "the bastard" put me off that whole sweeping epic thing. however i did dive deep into "the winds of war" and "war and remembrance" and enjoyed the hell out o...
by scrutney
October 6th, 2017, 10:39 pm
Forum: National News
Topic: HOW MANY MORE TIMES? LAS VEGAS MASSACRE
Replies: 35
Views: 839

Re: HOW MANY MORE TIMES? LAS VEGAS MASSACRE

coe...i have my doubts as to whether i could shoot a man... having said that, beating the shit out of him has a certain allure...it takes time to administer a sound thrashing...and gives one a chance to ponder the concept of existentialism...his, not yours. scrut (through the crimson haze) : "do i ...
by scrutney
October 6th, 2017, 8:46 pm
Forum: National News
Topic: HOW MANY MORE TIMES? LAS VEGAS MASSACRE
Replies: 35
Views: 839

Re: HOW MANY MORE TIMES? LAS VEGAS MASSACRE

puc: Scrutney, Would you be shocked to know that I, too, would not be opposed to having a gun? nope... the world is a very different place then the one in which we grew up. and i have my doubts whether i could shoot someone...you're probably right that proper training would clarify our thinking. i'...
by scrutney
October 5th, 2017, 8:43 pm
Forum: National News
Topic: "the calm before the storm"
Replies: 6
Views: 261

"the calm before the storm"

say what? from CBS news. President Trump offered some confusing comments in front of reporters Thursday night, when at an event for military officials and their spouses he suggested the moment represented "the calm before the storm." Mr. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, flanked by military spous...
by scrutney
October 5th, 2017, 7:57 pm
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: BOOKS
Replies: 21
Views: 655

Re: BOOKS

i've just finished silva's latest (house of spies) and i can honestly say it's one of the best thrillers i've ever read...if you want my advice, start with the prequel (the black widow) but all of silva's books are stand alones. neil gaiman's "neverwhere" is a recent fave...i'd try and describe it,...
by scrutney
October 5th, 2017, 6:52 pm
Forum: National News
Topic: HOW MANY MORE TIMES? LAS VEGAS MASSACRE
Replies: 35
Views: 839

Re: HOW MANY MORE TIMES? LAS VEGAS MASSACRE

i've always said "i don't own one, i don't want one, and i won't won't have one in the house." but, but, but...i see an assault on the 2nd amendment coming and i am now considering getting one. promise...i won't fire a shot until i've been fully trained by someone reputable. (someone named cletus o...
by scrutney
October 5th, 2017, 6:31 pm
Forum: Drama in the Plaza
Topic: Vagrants after hours
Replies: 13
Views: 500

Re: Vagrants after hours

puc wrote:
...and we're still on our honeymoon.
sweet baby and i have been married twenty two years in august...april... a month with an "a" in it.

we honeymooned at disneyworld...it was an omen.
by scrutney
October 5th, 2017, 6:23 pm
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: Gone but not forgotten
Replies: 53
Views: 1828

Re: Gone but not forgotten

cicinattus?
by scrutney
October 5th, 2017, 6:21 pm
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: Welcome to the Plaza
Replies: 33
Views: 1106

Re: Welcome to the Plaza

rich whitey wrote:
I can ask CandyAlicia53 if you want her, but she'll be manstalking scrutney.
is that anything like mansplaining?
by scrutney
October 4th, 2017, 7:30 pm
Forum: National News
Topic: HOW MANY MORE TIMES? LAS VEGAS MASSACRE
Replies: 35
Views: 839

Re: HOW MANY MORE TIMES? LAS VEGAS MASSACRE

puc wrote: The 2nd is perverted, abused, and needs revision. quite frankly, i don't have a dog in this fire fight. while i support the right to keep and bear arms, i do so solely because it's in the bill'o (bill of rights) i don't like guns. but...many of my good friends (and my brother) do. i don't...
by scrutney
October 3rd, 2017, 10:36 pm
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: take a check?
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: take a check?

coebul...our parents bailed me out more times than i care to think about...and i'd probably say; "you too."...but i'm the youngest and therefore ridiculously self centered...and wasn't paying attention. i'm not sure which of us was the more problematic. and at this stage of the game, it's kind of m...
by scrutney
October 3rd, 2017, 1:12 pm
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: take a check?
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: take a check?

mike...i do keep a comfortable balance...and i'm not looking to change anyone's policy on check acceptance.

however...i don't like being told no...and i DO love to bitch.
...as if you didn't know that
:D
by scrutney
October 3rd, 2017, 12:55 pm
Forum: Drama in the Plaza
Topic: 1879 Confederate Monument
Replies: 17
Views: 924

Re: 1879 Confederate Monument

i first heard of rawls through one of the bearded avenger's posts on facebook. frankly (and understandably, imho) i paid little attention. but when people whose opinions you respect start bitching too...i start paying attention. i really need to start ignoring el-tweeto's divisive crapola and start...
by scrutney
October 2nd, 2017, 7:29 pm
Forum: National News
Topic: HOW MANY MORE TIMES? LAS VEGAS MASSACRE
Replies: 35
Views: 839

Re: HOW MANY MORE TIMES? LAS VEGAS MASSACRE

in a very real way, i'm with puc on this. i support the 2nd amendment...but back in the founders day, they carried muskets. having said that...silencers can be home made very easily...from... a bunch of different stuff (not giving out any instructions...there are enough idiots out there without me ...
by scrutney
October 2nd, 2017, 6:44 pm
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: Gone but not forgotten
Replies: 53
Views: 1828

Re: Gone but not forgotten

if he's who i think he is... he was tossed off the board several times and re-registered again and again. the last time...dunrobin, big mac and i made short work of him...(45 minutes) and we never heard from him again. and if memory serves, in one incarnation, he stole several of my posts and repos...
by scrutney
October 1st, 2017, 8:21 pm
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: take a check?
Replies: 6
Views: 254

take a check?

yeah right. apparently no one does anymore. or at least, not many retailers do. publix always cheerfully takes my check...and then the young, part time cashier has a problem shoving it into the machine, slowing the line up, with everyone summarily giving me the stink eye for having the temerity to ...
by scrutney
October 1st, 2017, 4:42 pm
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: Welcome to the Plaza
Replies: 33
Views: 1106

Re: Welcome to the Plaza

tired of inane memes, russian meddling, pictures of cats and recipes for inedible crud, clogging up your facebook timeline? sick of being browbeaten for expressing a political opinion, by an intellectual non entity you knew in grade school? does attempting to express a complex thought in 140 charac...
by scrutney
October 1st, 2017, 12:00 pm
Forum: National Politicks
Topic: Jared Kushner 'registered to vote as a woman'
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: Jared Kushner 'registered to vote as a woman'

the unknown comic?. right about the time of the great anonymouse massacre, i threatened to out myself. i think i mumbled about it for a couple of days on plazabum, amid cries of "don't do it scrutney". & 'if (he who shall not be named) sees it, and he will, you'll never know a moments peace" ...ya ...
by scrutney
October 1st, 2017, 12:06 am
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: Welcome to the Plaza
Replies: 33
Views: 1106

Re: Welcome to the Plaza

coebul wrote: We all need to make an announcement on FB.. i'm working on it. but i really don't want to step on anyone's toes. i did send "a message to michael" in pm form. if history is any indication, this board may have a preponderance of members leaning...shall we say...a certain way. i'd like t...