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by af773atmsp
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 142
Views: 14683

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

Just one: A KL 74M, PH-BFI, named "City of Jakarta", from AMS to ORD on 30/9/2018. It was a tight connection at AMS since my E190 flight from OSL was severely delayed due to maintenance issues. While a lot of people on that flight missed their connections, luck was on my side. The $1,200 t...

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by af773atmsp
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying on the A380 post-COVID
Replies: 9
Views: 1082

Flying on the A380 post-COVID

Back in 2018 I was able to fly on a 747 (specifically a KLM 74M AMS-ORD), and since then my goal has been to fly on an A380. Now with the huge drop in travel demand due to the pandemic I'm seeing airlines either planning early retirement of their A380s or reducing their A380 fleet, so I'm wondering ...

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by af773atmsp
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vessel at Hudson Yards Closed After Series of Suicides
Replies: 38
Views: 3039

Re: Vessel at Hudson Yards Closed After Series of Suicides

Slightly off topic: When I walked across the Golden Gate Bridge in 2019 I was amazed that you could still climb over the railing despite the number of suicides that have taken place there. There's crisis hotline phone booths along the bridge, but still no physical barrier keeping people from jumping...

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by af773atmsp
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 42239

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

I should've gotten some photos and videos of their 787s when I was in Oslo in 2015 and 2018, back when Norwegian seemed to be booming but in reality it was a giant bubble that they kept inflating. Even though they didn't make it to MSP with scheduled flights (though at one point in better times ther...

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by af773atmsp
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 25648

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I wish I had gotten photos and videos of their 787s when I was in Oslo in 2015 and 2018, especially the latter year when it seemed like times were booming for them but it was actually a giant bubble.

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by af773atmsp
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1074
Views: 61858

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

What are the chances any of these rioters escape and never get caught? I assume they would have to be smart by wearing a mask covering their entire face, not having a phone on them, getting out of Washington that same day by car, bus, or train, not saying anything about being there on social media, ...

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by af773atmsp
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1074
Views: 61858

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

If I were Joe or Kamala I would wear a bulletproof vest for awhile. Lots of crazy people out there, which has been shown today.

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by af773atmsp
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Women with hairy armpits
Replies: 49
Views: 3160

Re: Women with hairy armpits

Their body so their choice, no matter who they are and what their gender is. Simple as that.

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by af773atmsp
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye 2020... Happy New Year Y'all!
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Re: Goodbye 2020... Happy New Year Y'all!

I want to have at least a little hope that 2021 will be better, but I don't want to have expectations. Last year my hopes were high and I ended up pretty disappointed (though to be honest for me 2020 was only a slightly below average year) long before 2020 came to a close. Unfortunately all of the p...

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by af773atmsp
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary
Replies: 68
Views: 4108

Re: Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary

If he makes serious effort to turn around the skeletal passenger rail network in this country then great. If he just tosses a few bones to Amtrak like some fancy maps showing a transcontinental high speed railway and some new locomotives then I guess we'll be stuck with the status quo for at least 4...

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by af773atmsp
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman Charged With Driving Car Through Protestors in New York City
Replies: 12
Views: 867

Re: Woman Charged With Driving Car Through Protestors in New York City

Claim self defense? Protestors were clearly showing aggression towards her and her property. Ask me, they were asking for it. I am actually surprised this doesn't happen more. The media has given cover to these people who feel they are justified acting this way. I feel it may just get worse and peo...

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by af773atmsp
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tunnel Planned Between Denmark and Germany
Replies: 60
Views: 3833

Re: Tunnel Planned Between Denmark and Germany

Did the opening of the Chunnel affect the operations of the air route between London and Paris? Yes, Eurostar now has around 75% market share on the London-Paris route. With an impact like that, it would not be surprising if US airlines are fighting tooth and nail to stop or at least slow down HSR ...

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by af773atmsp
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 26371

Re: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..

Didn't someone who claimed to be Barry Michaels comment on a Family Airlines/Avatar Airlines thread years ago?

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by af773atmsp
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 104762

Re: Official Election thread

It's been a couple weeks since Biden was declared winner and a house in my neighborhood still has their Trump banners and signs up.

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by af773atmsp
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quotes of the Year
Replies: 9
Views: 892

Re: Quotes of the Year

"Will you shut up, man!" -Joe Biden at the first debate

"That was a sh*t show." -an honest reporter talking about the first debate

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by af773atmsp
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So far, which year is worst?
Replies: 54
Views: 4143

Re: So far, which year is worst?

2020 is for me a massive disappointment. For some reason the number 2020 stuck out to me as a kid in the mid-2000s. It was the future, and I was excited to see what my city would look like in 2020, and how the rest of the world would be. Well, my city (Minneapolis) was on fire, and the entire world ...

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by af773atmsp
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PLAY - Icelandic ULCC Status
Replies: 239
Views: 5084

Re: Updated: WOW Air to relaunch as MOM

Remember, anything goes in the crazy year of 2020.

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by af773atmsp
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you voted in the US Election yet?
Replies: 47
Views: 2708

Re: Have you voted in the US Election yet?

I voted first day of early voting in Minnesota. Only took me 20 minutes.

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by af773atmsp
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Central High Sped Train get Federal Approval
Replies: 33
Views: 3550

Re: Texas Central High Sped Train get Federal Approval

This is hilarious. The "Obama" high-speed rail was "approved" right when Obama's time was up that was meant to go from STL to Chicago and they are still "working on it" with the only change any of us have seen is some new locomotives and double tracking. High speed rai...

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by af773atmsp
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1007
Views: 144469

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

https://www.lifeinnorway.net/wizz-air-to-launch-3-domestic-routes-in-norway/?fbclid=IwAR3xxLnSRxiCG03rXmryxtKdV90JfjF4N_nI15XZUxqr_OoA5wQtGvNNGDQ Me personally, I'd rather take the train if it's an option. While longer it's a lot more scenic and don't have to deal with airport security plus getting ...

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by af773atmsp
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID
Replies: 332
Views: 24386

Re: Trump and Melania test positive for COVID 19

If he doesn't get sick that'll encourage his followers not to take this seriously. If he gets sick and perhaps, well, y'know, maybe that'll send a message to people who think COVID is nothing to worry about. Not saying I hope that happens, but it's a slight possibility.

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by af773atmsp
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When was the first moment it really hit you how much COVID had hit the world?
Replies: 61
Views: 5122

Re: When was the first moment it really hit you how much COVID had hit the world?

Mid or late March when schools in Minnesota were closed, everyone at my organization who could work from home was required to, and transit service was cut dramatically.

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by af773atmsp
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump campaign chief suicidal, taken to hospital
Replies: 35
Views: 2888

Re: Trump campaign chief suicidal, taken to hospital

His brain will get better, you'll see. One day it's just like that, you wake up and you have a brain. Besides, spousal abuse doesn't really impact anybody. His brain was off the deep end and the spousal abuse is just another indicator. A clear case where he needs his guns confiscated and flags set ...

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by af773atmsp
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’
Replies: 82
Views: 12857

Re: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’

I'd do it if the price is right, but only on a clear day and the flight just goes around my region. It'd be cool to get a bird's eye view of the Twin Cities.

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by af773atmsp
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here’s what the 2020 election boils down to ...
Replies: 40
Views: 1869

Re: Here’s what the 2020 election boils down to ...

One thing the GOP and Democrats can agree on: doing everything in their power to make sure 3rd parties never get a chance to have a strong following and we, the voters, end up in a bind like 2016 and this election.

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by af773atmsp
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Campaign promise: Draining the swamp
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Campaign promise: Draining the swamp

Trump drained the swamp. He drained it into a larger and more toxic swamp.

Another example: Mitch McConnell's wife Elaine Chao is the Secretary of Transportation.

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by af773atmsp
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1289
Views: 363025

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

I'm pretty late, but I noticed PH-BFI was stored back in December. I flew on this plane AMS-ORD in September 2018, and it was my first flight on a 747. Even though it cost several hundred dollars more than on a different airline, it was well worth it especially since it was the closest I could get t...

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by af773atmsp
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sleeper Trains U.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 1647

Re: Sleeper Trains U.S.

I could see sleeper trains catching on in the U.S if we had the political will to simply increase track capacity. If there was a sleeper train between Chicago and the Twin Cities I would definitely take that. It may be more expensive and slower than flying but after trying roomettes on the Empire B...

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by af773atmsp
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sleeper Trains U.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 1647

Re: Sleeper Trains U.S.

I could see sleeper trains catching on in the U.S if we had the political will to simply increase track capacity. If there was a sleeper train between Chicago and the Twin Cities I would definitely take that. It may be more expensive and slower than flying but after trying roomettes on the Empire Bu...

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by af773atmsp
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train Derailment in Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 1046

Re: Train Derailment in Scotland

Could they not have a slow order after a heavy rain storm to prevent a derailment like this from happening, or would that not be feasible from an operational standpoint?

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by af773atmsp
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RST (Rochester, MN) New Air Service Announcement 8/10
Replies: 29
Views: 5498

RST (Rochester, MN) New Air Service Announcement 8/10

Saw on Rochester Airport's Facebook page there will be a new air service announcement on August 10th. Any guesses what it could be? Guesses I've seen so far: -Sun Country to somewhere warm -Sun Country's bus service to MSP, though I'm not sure that would count since it's not actually new air service...

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by af773atmsp
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I’m a sucker
Replies: 25
Views: 1561

Re: I’m a sucker

Back in 2015 my Volkswagen Passat needed too many expensive repairs so I sold it off. Even though I was going to be studying in Norway in a couple months and my family was fine with just two cars, for some reason I thought I absolutely needed a new car. I worked at a dealership and was told one of t...

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by af773atmsp
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4727

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

Any movie that sexualizes high schoolers and makes it seem like men are obligated to lose their virginity before graduating high school.

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by af773atmsp
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Dash Cams Become Mandatory in New Vehicles?
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Will Dash Cams Become Mandatory in New Vehicles?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't all new vehicles now required to have rear view cameras, at least in the U.S.? Is it only a matter of time before dash cams become mandatory in new vehicles to prevent insurance fraud and have a better chance at finding the cause of an accident?

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by af773atmsp
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 7269

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

It seems some people are assuming this will happen at a flip of a switch. It'll be a long process, and this is just the first step.

After seeing the way police around the country treat peaceful protestors, I think any kind of reform that keeps the police would just be a bandaid.

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by af773atmsp
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 36464

Re: Another day another police killing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEwsWOpZShw

As far as I know there were no fatalities and only minor injuries. The truck driver was taken to the hospital.
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I don't know what this truck driver was thinking driving into a crowd of protestors on a highway bridge, but hopefully we'll know soon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEwsWOpZShw

As far as I know there were no fatalities and only minor injuries. The truck driver was taken to the hospital.

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by af773atmsp
Thu May 28, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 36464

Re: Another day another police killing

Not a good day for my city. Disappointed but not surprised a small number of people are taking advantage of this by looting and vandalizing. I know people are angry and they have every right to be, but violence and property damage aren't going to help the cause.

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by af773atmsp
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 18785

Re: Another mass shooting in El Paso

So what country are you from? Do yo live in the USA or are you a foreigner? Mike Drop I live in the USA. If anyone wants to label me un-American go right ahead, but at least I'm trying to actually make this country better while others would rather live with the status quo and pretend everything is ...

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by af773atmsp
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 18785

Re: Another mass shooting in El Paso

You know what's worse than a weak country? A weak country that doesn't admit it's weak and does nothing to try to improve itself. That is how I see the USA. So what country are you from? Do yo live in the USA or are you a foreigner? Mike Drop I live in the USA. If anyone wants to label me un-Americ...

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by af773atmsp
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 18785

Re: Another mass shooting in El Paso

You know what's worse than a weak country? A weak country that doesn't admit it's weak and does nothing to try to improve itself. That is how I see the USA.

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by af773atmsp
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ice Cream product tampering
Replies: 13
Views: 1493

Re: Ice Cream product tampering

Airstud wrote:
Definitely a good start to tackling the problem of prison overcrowding.



And what do you suggest? Tell them to stop it or we’ll say stop it in a more aggressive tone?

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by af773atmsp
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 3436

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

If people hate the mural that much put a tarp over it so then at least it can be shown whenever. There, I saved them $600K. You're welcome.

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by af773atmsp
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any e-bike owners or users?
Replies: 32
Views: 2620

Re: Any e-bike owners or users?

This is an issue especially on major urban trails. Walkers, strollers, and strollers holding kids, runners, wheel chairs and bicycles all sharing the same 10 foot (?) right of way. A bicycle going much faster than a runner simply does not fit in. My guess is that such trails should have a 15 mph li...

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by af773atmsp
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any e-bike owners or users?
Replies: 32
Views: 2620

Re: Any e-bike owners or users?

Dutchy wrote:
30km/h? That is fast for a bike. Do you use a helm?


Yes I use a helmet.

If I had to guess my average speed on a one-way trip it would probably be 10-11 miles per hour. I hit 20 where the road is straight for a long length and there's no major intersections I have to worry about.

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by af773atmsp
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any e-bike owners or users?
Replies: 32
Views: 2620

Any e-bike owners or users?

Last year I used electric bikes in Italy (specifically the region between Asti and Alba) and Copenhagen, and I had such good experiences with them that I wanted to buy one. Well last week I finally did, for $2,450 (there's cheaper ones, but the one I bought fit my needs the most). It's a Blix Aveny ...

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by af773atmsp
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coolest college experiences
Replies: 20
Views: 2625

Re: Coolest college experiences

For me it was studying abroad in Oslo in 2015. The first week was a bit rough because of homesickness, depression that had hit pretty hard that summer, and dealing with a bunch of paperwork so I could actually stay in Norway for the amount of time I did. After that first week however it was pretty a...

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by af773atmsp
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2804

Re: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

People want to pursue their passions, and if their passion doesn’t include a high paying job or getting a degree that’s more marketable then why force them to do that and they end up debt free or debt light but still miserable? I’m not saying eliminate all debt, but we need to bring education costs ...

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by af773atmsp
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 is 73 today
Replies: 6
Views: 1471

Re: 45 is 73 today

Yet he acts like a 3 year old.

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