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by ER757
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Wide Body Service
Replies: 44
Views: 2669

Re: Shortest Wide Body Service

UA used to fly a 77A between OGG-KOA as a part of triangle route pre-merger. Roughly 2 years ago I flew on a HA 763 between HNL and OGG. The GC distance is 100 miles. Was approximately a 20m flight. 77H There have been a number of these over the years. UA did HNL/LIH on a DC-10 back in the late 80'...

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by ER757
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 65
Views: 10750

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

This is IAG, so unfortunately eurowhite livery with a green shamrock tail. It's going to be simplified. Very unlikely they will do anything but white fuselage. Might look like the Omni 762 they leased for a while https://www.airteamimages.com/pics/246/246196_800.jpg That's a pretty good bet - I can...

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by ER757
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 350
Views: 25528

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

With all the talk about overcrowding and gate issues at the South Satellite, I decided to make a spreadsheet for the gate usage of the international SEA flights during May 2019, and thought that everyone here might like to see it. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1918/44131118154_4a1c8507d7_k.jpg Not...

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by ER757
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flu Vaccine or No?
Replies: 43
Views: 1013

Re: Flu Vaccine or No?

As a volunteer at the local Children's Hospital, I am required to get one each year. They administer it to us for free, so why not?
Haven't had flu in nearly 20 years, so it can't hurt.

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by ER757
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Joke Thread (Redux)
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: The Joke Thread (Redux)

Patient: "I have recurring dream that I am a tailpipe. What does it mean?"
Doctor: "You're exhausted"

I saw a baguette at the zoo
It was bread in captivity

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by ER757
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct justice is
Replies: 23
Views: 479

Re: The correct justice is

The correct answer is Poetic Justice.

This thread can now be locked :smile:

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by ER757
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Generally, the correct yogurt is...
Replies: 22
Views: 510

Re: Generally, the correct yogurt is...

Plain with fresh blueberries and a bit of honey mixed in

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by ER757
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?
Replies: 20
Views: 4875

Re: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?

keesje wrote:
Cheap and available used frames of the right size.

Yes, this is true for the P2F conversions, but Boeing sold a shedload of factory built freighters as well (747,757, 767, 777)

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by ER757
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?
Replies: 20
Views: 4875

Re: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?

Airbus did OK with the A300-F but other than that, they never went in heavily with freighter models. The A330-F was late to the game and has had a lukewarm reception. The DC-10F and MD-11F were not Boeing models of course, both of them sold quite well. The 747-F had the advantage of the nose door fo...

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by ER757
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I've done something terrible... I made quinoa
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: I've done something terrible... I made quinoa

Next you're going to tell us you had a side of kale and washed it down with a soy latte' :o

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by ER757
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct shire
Replies: 43
Views: 903

Re: The correct shire

The correct shire is THE Shire. It has the best gardens, fireworks displays, ales and Pipe-weed in all of Middle Earth. Silly thread really. All the ones below have some amount of dopers, hooligans, graffiti and worst of all..traffic circles. You never see that kind of nonsense in The Shire. As lon...

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by ER757
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 350
Views: 25528

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

Surprised AM and KE aren’t higher with the DL tie-in at SEA. I've been puzzled by KE's numbers for months. There is too much capacity on SEA/ICN IMO (DL, OZ. KE) but DL's and OZ's load factors on the lane are superior to KE's. Are they just more expensive? Curious that they till use the 77W instead...

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by ER757
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 72
Views: 1684

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

SEA/DXB on EK

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by ER757
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 64
Views: 1335

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

First one for me was CO ORD/LAX in 1973 - I believe it was a -100
Many, many more after that, in no particular order:
2x ORD/HNL/ORD on UA in the late 80's (-200's I think)
multiple trips ORD/SEA/ORD on UA in the 80's
SFO/HNL UA on a -200
ORD/SFO on a UA -400
NW SEA/MSP -200

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by ER757
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 901
Views: 226667

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

United 787X N14001 evacuating CHS from today. The flightline here is nearly empty now. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1848/29682597247_7df3497a7c_b.jpg Slightly off-topic but WOW what a gorgeous plane. I can't wait to see it parked at the gate next to a 788. Agreed, the -10 has quickly become my fa...

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by ER757
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF project update
Replies: 23
Views: 3312

Re: SEA IAF project update

I really don't see the point in a 830 million dollar expansion. By ATC standards the airport is over capacity during normal hours. 15 plane lineups for takeoff and hour and half ground stops for flights less than 1 and half in length. More gates only makes it worse. Food Court is a disaster. Not ne...

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by ER757
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Metal Song is.....
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: The Correct Metal Song is.....

"We'll Burn the Sky" by Scorpions

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by ER757
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump reaches new high in disapproval rating.
Replies: 66
Views: 2214

Re: Trump reaches new high in disapproval rating.

The polls also said Hillary had a 99% chance of winning. Meaningless. The polls did not take into consideration that Putin was helping the Buffoon with real fake news and fake sites and polls. They did not know how much Putin hated Hillary. :eek: ;) The vast right wing conspiracy. Do you know off h...

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by ER757
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 79
Views: 3630

Re: Mariner has passed away

NIKV69 wrote:
Breaker Morant is one of my favorite movies. Wow. Never knew. RIP God Speed

Same here - was not aware of Mariner's true identity but always enjoyed his posts. He will be missed for usre.

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by ER757
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 350
Views: 25528

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/279809/delta-expands-a350-900xwb-tokyo-service-from-march-2019/ Delta will have the A359 on SEA-NRT from March 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019. I just checked Google Flights and DL's website, and they both show the A359 on SEA-NRT until the end of the sch...

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by ER757
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates expansion in N. America
Replies: 62
Views: 9500

Re: Emirates expansion in N. America

As a Philly native and PHL fanatic I say PHL but I feel they would need to either purchase 787 or 350 or fly the few 772 they have. I can picture Detroit due to middle eastern communities. Emirates already flies to IAD. As for Canadian destinations Vancouver is possible. Atlanta and Denver would be...

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by ER757
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct 90's grunge band?
Replies: 28
Views: 655

Re: The Correct 90's grunge band?

Pearl Jam's stood the test of time, but I'll vote for Soundgarden.

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by ER757
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question on Steahouse near Magnificent Mile
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Question on Steahouse near Magnificent Mile

Good Evening All, I will be traveling to Chicago this weekend and staying in right on Magnificent Mile at the Marriott. Question is , does anyone know a recommended steakhouse to bring my partner for his birthday? I’ve never been to Chicago and appears the restaurants are endless. Lol Thanks everyo...

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by ER757
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Doesn't Trump Simply Fire Sessions?
Replies: 37
Views: 1363

Re: Why Doesn't Trump Simply Fire Sessions?

I think the more appropriate question might be "why doesn't Sessions just quit?"
If I had a boss who regularly used public forums to criticize me and the job I was doing, I would not keep working for him very long.

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by ER757
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cohen reaches plea deal
Replies: 172
Views: 4300

Re: Cohen reaches plea deal

Funny, all these headlines and I didn't see "Russia" or "collusion" once. Hmm. Neither of those terms would be necessary to tie Mr. Trump to illegal activities if it can be shown he mis-used campaign funds. The thing is this guy is so dirty on so many levels, any number of thing...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Childhood sports
Replies: 23
Views: 634

Re: Childhood sports

Baseball, hockey, golf.
Not sure how many would call it a sport, but I was a serious bowler back in the day as well. Haven't tossed the rock in about fifteen years though

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by ER757
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The last time you looked at someone with incredulity
Replies: 39
Views: 1031

Re: The last time you looked at someone with incredulity

For me it was in a building's lobby this morning. It has four elevators (lifts), all of which were in use at the time. Nobody was waiting to go up as I approached so I pressed the up request button which dutifully lit to confirm my request. A few seconds later someone walked up to the already lit (...

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by ER757
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Truth Isn't Truth
Replies: 24
Views: 984

Re: Truth Isn't Truth

Has he been like this in his younger days? Difficult to imagine that somebody who really sounds like a nutjob was the mayor of New York and before a high profile prosecutor. I think he’s got dementia or something. He's certainly gone off the rails over the past few years. Remember his insane, ranti...

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by ER757
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF project update
Replies: 23
Views: 3312

Re: SEA IAF project update

Over budget Too. I really don't see the point in a 830 million dollar expansion. By ATC standards the airport is over capacity during normal hours. 15 plane lineups for takeoff and hour and half ground stops for flights less than 1 and half in length. More gates only makes it worse. Food Court is a...

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by ER757
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident
Replies: 30
Views: 6916

Re: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident

the driver didnt even notice that he was loosing a pallet??? smfh........ any news on that 737, any major damage? or just a cowling replacement Yeah, I noticed the tug driver just drove away like nothing happened. I would like to believe that if he knew he lost one he'd have stopped. Coolest thing ...

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by ER757
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Refurbishing Mount Shasta
Replies: 21
Views: 669

Re: Refurbishing Mount Shasta

If a bear can shit in the woods, so can you. Thing is, there's no "woods" once you get onto the upper reaches of these taller peaks. Basically rock and ice and organics aren't going to decompose very quickly. And with the number of people making summit attempts on these popular mountains,...

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by ER757
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 16858

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

Must have been a pretty wild ride for the occupants. Glad there were no major injuries reported

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by ER757
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 12503

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

I believe UA flew the SP on ORD/SEL for a time. I remember seeing one at gate C-17 (I think that was the gate #) back in the late 80's and seem to recall the message board at the gate saying it was going to Seoul. One of my favorite airplane pics I shot was at SFO when a Mandarin Airlines 747SP taxi...

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by ER757
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Refurbishing Mount Shasta
Replies: 21
Views: 669

Re: Refurbishing Mount Shasta

I wasn't familiar with the term "pack-out bags" and a quick Google search yielded results describing backpacks used by hunters specifically for transporting raw meat. Why would you need one of these if you're only going hiking? The ones he is referring to are for human waste - hence his &...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct way of traveling between disparately located floors
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: The correct way of traveling between disparately located floors

It depends on how many floors you're talking about. For years, our office was on the 7th floor of a building and there was a four story parking garage underneath. I always parked on the lower level of the garage and nearly always took the stairs which was a total of 11 floors. Great quick workout an...

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by ER757
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jack in the Box Bowls
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: Jack in the Box Bowls

People who are offended or outraged over this ad need to get a life. It's sophmoric but harmless.

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by ER757
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2740

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

[quote="N14AZ"]Does anyone remember this? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/27/Sliderule_2005.jpg/330px-Sliderule_2005.jpg Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slide_rule I think it hasn't been mentioned before. If yes, I apologize. Not only do I remember slide rules,...

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by ER757
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Annoying Sound
Replies: 36
Views: 952

Re: Most Annoying Sound

Gas powered leaf blowers. When the landscapers are here at my condo complex I want to go out there and smash those infernal things with a baseball bat!!! All they do is blow grass clippings and dust from one place to another and spew noxious exhaust fumes into the air- have they never been introduce...

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by ER757
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OA at ORD?
Replies: 14
Views: 2441

Re: OA at ORD?

Good stuff! Maybe it was 92 then... was kind of leaning towards that, reaching for the memory banks. Man I'd love to see those photos if there's any way you can share them here? They were all shot of film but I did scan one into my computer. I know there's a way to post of photo directly into a rep...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OA at ORD?
Replies: 14
Views: 2441

Re: OA at ORD?

One of my first memories at ORD was seeing an OA 747 on 14R/32L. Only thing is I don't remember is if that was '92 or '94...? :? Would enjoy if someone could firm up those 90's dates of service. They flew the 747 to ORD earlier than that - I have photos of an OA 747 I took in ORD and I moved away i...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 3000

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

I’m surprised no one has mentioned Ontario (ONT). While Ontario airport is syonomous with the eastern LA basin, the city of Ontario is mereley a forgettable suburb (and a small one at that), in the sea of urban sprawl that surrounds LA. I’m sure the number of passengers who use Ontario airport and ...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OA at ORD?
Replies: 14
Views: 2441

Re: OA at ORD?

They were at ORD in the early 90s an operated ORD-JFK-ATH. One of my first memories at ORD was seeing an OA 747 on 14R/32L. Only thing is I don't remember is if that was '92 or '94...? :? Would enjoy if someone could firm up those 90's dates of service. They flew the 747 to ORD earlier than that - ...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2740

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

Tri-leads Verne Gagne, the Crusher, the Bruiser, Dr. X, and Pompeo Firpo (ohhhhhhhhhhhhh yesssssssssss) When we were kids, my friend's Dad knew one of the athletic commisioners in Illinois and he would get us free tickets the the AWA wrestling shows at the Amphitheater in Chicago (yes, they had to ...

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by ER757
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2740

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

Mutual of Omaha! Not just the Wild Kingdom but also the insurance machines in every gate area at airports. Also matches at every place you go. We used to have a massive collection. Tugg I still have a huge matchbook collection - funny thing is I have never smoked. But yeah, you just never see them ...

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by ER757
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cover version
Replies: 58
Views: 1328

Re: The correct cover version

One more great cover version that had slipped my mind - "She's Not There" by Santana. Loved the original by the Zombies, we used to play in in our band, then when Santana's version came out, we were just blown away.

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by ER757
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cover version
Replies: 58
Views: 1328

Re: The correct cover version

In regard to this - Roger Daltrey said that on their version of Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting on the Two Rooms LP they tossed in a bit of Take Me to the Pilot as a sort of acknowledgement of when Elton added a bit of Can't Explain at the end of his version of Pinball Wizard. Thanks for this...

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by ER757
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct song parody
Replies: 21
Views: 584

Re: The Correct song parody

Weird Al should of course be in a category all his own - my vote is "Eat It" The lyrics are hilarious and the video is an absolute dead ringer for the original but with Al's personal touches - the guitarist exploding at the end of his solo had me rolling on the floor the first time I watch...

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by ER757
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct dog breed
Replies: 62
Views: 1475

Re: The correct dog breed

I've had retrievers for the past 30 years or so and while I currently have a Golden, I do prefer Labs simply because of the grooming requirements. Goldens are much more high maintenance in that regard, Labs are pretty much wash and wear. My Goldens have had wonderful personalities and since they are...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cover version
Replies: 58
Views: 1328

Re: The correct cover version

Many years ago, there was an album called Two Rooms, a Tribute to the songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin, and with respect to Sir Elton, I prefer damn near almost all of those versions to the originals. The entire thing is brilliant. That’s said Elton’s covers of Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds an...

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