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A stress-free place to gather and share whatever is on your mind! A fun place of mutual respect where you can hang your hat, vent, relax and shoot the bull for a while!

Happy Easter to all who celebrate that faith.

To all others, Happy Spring!

Easter symbolizes a new beginning, so it is fitting that TWH has a new beginning as well!
Along with RFC, TWH has been remodeled!

Actually, it can be anything you imagine it to be!

I am happy to announce that due to the increased bandwidth of the new RFC, there is no longer a need for the weekly closing and re-opening of TWH!!! After 10+ years of weekly "flipping" we now get to keep the doors open continuously! My sincere thanks to our moderators, especially Sophia, for making this possible!

I would also like to thank all the members who have kept this boat afloat for so long! We have become like family here, and now have a permanent residence! (y) While we have many long-time members who have been enjoying the company found in this amazing virtual bar, we also welcome all new folks. Jump right in! The first drink is always on the house and Veterans always have an open bar!
Al The Infidel (Tubby Slayer extraordinaire) is the bar manager.

So, let's get this re-opening celebration going! Set 'em up, Al! Drinks all around!!!
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Remember always avoid the gas station sushi.

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Yes will it hold to record albums??
Yes - 13" deep and 15" high internally

So that is a stool that was under that stack of stuff. ;)
It was part of the stack, yes.....
Aaaaaand it's done. And filled with all the crud that used to be there....

Property Bookcase Furniture Shelf Building
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Nice. Kind of like the yellow box, and the wooden? brown one underneath.
Yellow is from Ikea a while ago, wooden one is a UK equivalent to the Gerstner ones here.

Gob - all the stuff was on the dining room table 6 feet away waiting. Mrs Sail wanted the space back..... :)
Is it Friday already!!

My brain appears to have shut down temporarily....
You actually expected anybody to notice that?
It was all I could do to notice the donuts.....
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🤞I get the truck back today... nekkid w/o it dontcha know.
Sheesh, Lon, AZ Splatz, and I are the top 3 RFC drivel contributors! 🏴‍☠️

16˚ @ dawn on the warm shores of the biggest freshwater lake in the world.
Now tell us something we didn't already know... :D
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We went and played with our latest today as well. 2 months now, still cute as a button. :)
Swallows were out - doing IT...
That reminds me of a bumper sticker I used to see around town....
Do you think I should start a bad bumper sticker jail thread?
Nope! One or both of us would get banned immediately. :)
Sails, didn't Boston Whaler have a commercial with a whaler sawed in half with the motor on and still afloat doing its thing?
Yes - it's probably googleable. :) A bit like Mercury's outboard-on-a-table advert.

Now THAT was TMI......
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Never saw the Merc commercial.
I knew I had it saved somewhere.... :)

Water Boat Vehicle Naval architecture Boats and boating--Equipment and supplies
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What a bunch of pigs.
Yeah - Road Hogs....
Today is national shrimp scampi day.
Yubbut - a shrimp is not a scampi. Whole 'nuther animal....

This here is a scampi, sometimes called a Langoustine.

Arthropod Organism Insect Decapoda Terrestrial animal

From wikiwhatsit:
wikipaedia said:
Nephrops norvegicus
Norwegian lobsters are also known as Dublin Bay prawns,[6] - the term prawn can be confusing as it is a vernacular or colloquial term that has no clearly defined scientific meaning - see Shrimp versus prawn.
The food labelling laws (in Britain, for example) define "scampi" as Nephrops norvegicus.[7] In the UK it is generally known by it's common name the Langoustine.

Preparation methods

American scampi in garlic butter
According to the French encyclopaedia Larousse Gastronomique, langoustine are delicate and need to be poached only for a few seconds in court-bouillon. When very fresh they have a slightly sweet flavour that is lost when they are frozen. They can be eaten plain, accompanied by melted butter.
In Britain, the shelled tail meat is generally referred to as "scampi tails" or "wholetail scampi", although cheaper "re-formed scampi" can contain other parts together with other fish. It is served fried in batter or breadcrumbs and usually with chips and tartar sauce. It is widely available in supermarkets and restaurants and considered pub or snack food, although factors reducing Scottish fishing catches generally (such as bad weather) can affect its availability.
In the United States, "shrimp scampi" is the menu name for shrimp in Italian-American cuisine (the actual word for "shrimp" in Italian is gambero or gamberetto, plural gamberi or gamberetti[8]). "Scampi" by itself is a dish of Nephrops norvegicus served in garlic butter, dry white wine and Parmesan cheese, either with bread or over pasta or rice, or sometimes just the shrimp alone. The term "shrimp scampi" is construed as a style of preparation, and with variants such as "chicken scampi", "lobster scampi" and "scallop scampi". Lidia Bastianich: "In the United States, shrimps are available, not scampi, so the early immigrants prepared the shrimp they found in the scampi style they remembered."
And of course, they squish my rant by talking about "shrimp scampi" at the end, but it explains why it is only "National" shrimp scampi day. .. :D
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Scampi is a sauce made with olive oil, butter and garlic. Shrimp scampi is shrimp sautéed in the sauce and served over rice. Linguine or nothing.
Nope. Scampi are animals - langoustines. If they called it Shrimp a la Scampi, it would be accurate.

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I'm not sure why, but this Olde Englishe saying springs (!) to mind:

Hurray, hurray, the First of May!
Outdoor sex beings today!
This presupposes the weather is conducive to such things, o'course...
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Either way, Happy Birthday!
Lesson learned at the range today... The flashy "Elite Performance" ammo from the maker of the gun is not necessarily better than the "home-spun" ammo company produces.

Sig "Elite Performance" 9mm made a group measuring around 4" (a flyer would have made that 5.5" were I vindictive) at 7 yards, while Freedom Munitions less expensive ammo (same boolit weight and muzzle velocity) produced one of just under 2".

Now to see if I can use up all the Sig crud without embarrassing myself... :sneaky:
Made by Winchester for Sig, does that explain it...;)
Gargh!!...... Should readed up on it before the lower-than-most-at-that-time price swayed me.

Ah, well, when "others" ask if they can shoot the 210, I'll give them the "special-good" ammo. :sneaky::LOL:😇
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My day was interesting.

I'm now in the market for something chambered in 9X19. Seems I have a surplus of ammunition, . . .
May I be the first to say "If you have too many, I'll gladly lighten your load...." :D

I won't advise on which particular beast you should look at, but i will say I love my P210.
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Hoping for a bigger payoff casino Splatz?
Maroon chick in the office couldn't find the Finn's records and asked her to repeat her name which the Finn did. The maroon then asked, "Are you sure?" :oops: Unbelievable IMHO.
We get that a lot with Mrs Sails. "Glone" is her name, comes from Jersey French (Channel Islands, not NJ) and she gets called all sorts from Glenn to Glum. It's pronounced as if it were "Gone" with an "L" in it, not "Clone" with a "G", but Oh, No - even after 2 attempts, folks will insist on saying "Glown". It cost one car salesman a sale. She just walked out.
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