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Masks on TV in 1996,
Coincidence: Watching a rerun of Law & Order from the mid-1990's, Jamie, the female ADA, goes to the medical ward of a prison, and when she's about to walk in, someone hands her a medical mask. FWIW...
17 hours ago 6
 
Vertigo cigar lighter.
OT Here's a story. I have one of those butane torches (this one by Vertigo). Meant for lighting cigars. I found it on a shelf in the hall and since it didn't grow there, I must have found it somewhere...
23 hours ago 6
 
Wow, finally arriving
I bought something on Sept. 27th, and it was making good progress from Tennessee until October 4. But it's finaly arriving today. History reads from bottom up. Last step, all within Baltimmore, took...
1 day ago
 
OT: today's really bad kid joke
Hi All, Okay, this this kids joke can cause brain damage in adults, so DON'T SAY I DID NOT WARN YOU! A guy gets stranded in the complete desert with only a calendar. He gets rescued after a year and...
1 day ago 4
 
OT: Chinglish instructions for a floodlight
I just bought an LED PIR floodlight which has the following instructions: **************** Schedule radar inductive device description. Radar induction voted light lamp induction device (3G following)...
2 days ago 105
 
OT.? Mazda Rotary 2022
Maxda is aiming to put a range extender rotary engine in its MX-30. It's being delayed from the target year of 2020. <> There's another company working on a rotary but doesn't have a place to use it....
2 days ago 10
 
The NFL and masks
I saw the coaches with face shields that clipped on their ball caps in the Bears game. I guess that is legal. I did think it was funny in the Rams game that the coaches were wearing masks but they...
2 days ago 3
 
Headzup. Fire Killed Four
An ember from a wood burning fireplace are blamed for the deaths. <> OR Smoke detectors weren't working. On Mon, 19 Oct 2020 17:13:50 -0500, Dean Hoffman wrote: Smoke alarms & CO alarms save lives....
2 days ago 12
 
Zoom warning
This modern electronic stuff like remote controls, voice activated devices etc can make life a little better. They have their downside, of course. I've read of security problems with Alexa. Zoom can...
2 days ago 11
 
What is an e-nail, electric nail?
What is an e-nail, electric nail? Like the 710 Whip ceramic. bongs/water pipes gone electric? Why is it called a nail? On Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:57:50 -0400, micky wrote: legalized in Canada 2 years ago....
2 days ago 5
 
"Disease is an enemy. It has killed more people than armies"
"Disease is an enemy. It has killed more people than armies" From a 1948 to 1950's radio program on now on The Big Broadcast, WAMU. "As in wartime, free people have set their minds on a goal, and will...
3 days ago 1
 
What Type of Black Paint for Brass
I have an antique, stamped brass, decimal, wall chart. The artwork (black only) needs re-doing, and I think it will have to be air-brushed. What type of paint would be best for going directly onto...
3 days ago
 
Moe about MintMobile
As a community service, I wanted to let even the people on know more about MintMobile. And of course I'm also posting to , where I've learned a lot about cellphones. 1) MintMobile doesn't have monthly...
3 days ago 12
 
Leaf Blower engine seized
So, this is due to my own stupidity, but I believe I've seized (or mostly seized) the engine on my leaf blower. This group seems about 90% off topic these days, but maybe some of y'all are still...
4 days ago 29
 
More about the US census
For 100 years, Census Day has been April 1. the 2010 census, a new section was added to the Overview page, Key 2010 Census Dates. The other years don't have this, but at least I know that for 2010...
4 days ago 23