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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by Patch on Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:39 pm

    NebulaJack wrote:

    Fairly all right. It was sunny today, but not too hot. Good weather for waiving a sign and reading an audiobook.

    That's good. It's has finally topped the 100 mark here. That is great for us. We usually see this much earlier in the summer. What are you reading?
    I have been wanting to get an audio book to listen to. I finished Armor a couple of months ago and haven't tried another since.

    I got this Itunes app version. If you are an apple user.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/armor-by-john-steakley/id365983341?mt=8

    Here it is on Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/Armor/dp/B002ONP2WM

    If you get a chance you should check it out if you have never read it. It is easily in my top 5 books. I've read it once every couple of years. It was just as good to listen to.

    Here is one review from Amazon.
    Armor is, I believe, my favorite science fiction novel ever. It follows to basic plotlines -- one is the story of a desperate soldier fighting an impossible war, the other from the point of view of an ex-pirate escaped from prison who joined up with the wrong crew. The two plots do intertwine, but the plots aren't the appeal of this novel.
    The author's writing style is unique. On the battlefield, you get that feeling which is rarely accurately conveyed in words, the feeling of the rush, the confusion, the horror of combat (I've never been in a combat situation, but I like to pretend I can imagine what it is like). But it's more than that. Steakley questions the whole purpose of the war, the necessity and the making of heroes, and the humanity and desperation of the soldiers.
    When you get to the the pirate's section, it switches over to a first person POV, but instead of using one of the usual first person styles (either normal third person with the word 'I' substited in a lot, or subtance-less with a lot of jokes,) you really get into the head of the character, into what makes him tick, and it's really a fantastic experience.
    And even with all the fantastic points necessarily made, this book never lets up. There's nary a boring or dull moment, there are the obligatory plot-twists, action sequences, etc..
    This is simply a must read novel.
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by James.k.Polk on Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:36 pm

    Patch wrote:
    kegs wrote:November 15, 2014

    That's the last time the 'What Polk Is Drinking' tumblr was updated.  Wassup wit' dat?

    He had a couple last night and said he caught a little buzz. Maybe they were not worthy enough for an update.

    I don't have a picture of the beers from last night. I remember that they were the one we've talked about recently but I can't exactly remember the name.
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by NebulaJack on Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:56 pm

    Patch wrote:
    NebulaJack wrote:Evenin' guys.

    Howdy Jack. How's life treating ya?

    Fairly all right. It was sunny today, but not too hot. Good weather for waiving a sign and reading an audiobook.
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by Patch on Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:52 pm

    NebulaJack wrote:Evenin' guys.

    Howdy Jack. How's life treating ya?
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by NebulaJack on Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:28 pm

    Evenin' guys.
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by theIllustriousDrGonzo on Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:44 pm

    Patch wrote:
    kegs wrote:November 15, 2014

    That's the last time the 'What Polk Is Drinking' tumblr was updated.  Wassup wit' dat?

    He had a couple last night and said he caught a little buzz. Maybe they were not worthy enough for an update.

    He hasn't done one in a long time...I think it's time to harrass him. He also hasn't posted any polk holding dangerous firearms pictures either...Boo.
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by Patch on Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:28 pm

    kegs wrote:November 15, 2014

    That's the last time the 'What Polk Is Drinking' tumblr was updated.  Wassup wit' dat?

    He had a couple last night and said he caught a little buzz. Maybe they were not worthy enough for an update.
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by kegs on Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:58 pm

    November 15, 2014

    That's the last time the 'What Polk Is Drinking' tumblr was updated. Wassup wit' dat?
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by kegs on Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:52 pm

    Yeah, he seemed pretty cool when I got my pic taken with him at comicon. He saw my TR shirt and said,"Awesome! (or Super! or something in that vein) and he seemed apologetic that we were being quickly shuffled through the picture takings like cattle at the slaughter house.
    He's 1/2 of the people that I've found worthy of having my photo taken with, the other being Sir Patrick Stewart.

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    I hear he wont be in the next film as he's holding out for more money for both him and his stunt double. Very Happy

    He definitely has the goofy old guy vibe now, but the guy is brilliant. To take what was considered a loser career path and to not only make it his own, but cash in on it to a level that all other seemed to have fail to do, is impressive.
    Not taking anything away from Kirby, Ditko and other greats, but people into comics know them, everyone knows Stan.
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by NebulaJack on Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:27 pm

    I seem to recall seeing a headline somewhere that Stan said he might have a different kind of cameo for X-Men: Apocalypse.

    Also, new poll is up.
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by Patch on Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:35 pm

    kegs wrote:

    I hear he wont be in the next film as he's holding out for more money for both him and his stunt double. Very Happy

    He definitely has the goofy old guy vibe now, but the guy is brilliant. To take what was considered a loser career path and to not only make it his own, but cash in on it to a level that all other seemed to have fail to do, is impressive.
    Not taking anything away from Kirby, Ditko and other greats, but people into comics know them, everyone knows Stan.
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by kegs on Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:15 pm

    Patch wrote:

    I hear he wont be in the next film as he's holding out for more money for both him and his stunt double. Very Happy
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by Patch on Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:58 am

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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by Patch on Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:44 pm

    theIllustriousDrGonzo wrote:Interview went fairly well...Should take a couple of days for the background check to process and everything. Now the waiting game.

    Best of luck. If it's a job you want.
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by Patch on Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:41 pm

    Polk came out the house and did a fine bit of shooting. He even beat me in our last game. It was a UFO shooting game so I think he had some help from above. I had a great time and I'm glad he decided to come out.

    The only downer was the Uzi. I took it out and it didn't perform worth a crap. The shot I did get off was dead on but it had feeding issues. I'll go back when I'm alone and sort out the issue. I didn't want to drag down the day tearing it apart. I did just get some surplus mags so I that may have been the issue.

    I took pics of "Dirty Harry Polk" behind the .357 and a few other firearms. He might share a few with you.
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by theIllustriousDrGonzo on Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:50 pm

    rkwsuperstar wrote:
    theIllustriousDrGonzo wrote:Interview went fairly well...Should take a couple of days for the background check to process and everything. Now the waiting game.

    So, if the background check is fine, you're hired?  Or they decide after they do a check on everyone they interviewed?

    I have no idea. she just told me they were still taking interviews and would let me know something soon.
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    Post by rkwsuperstar on Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:48 pm

    theIllustriousDrGonzo wrote:Interview went fairly well...Should take a couple of days for the background check to process and everything. Now the waiting game.

    So, if the background check is fine, you're hired? Or they decide after they do a check on everyone they interviewed?
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by theIllustriousDrGonzo on Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:45 pm

    Interview went fairly well...Should take a couple of days for the background check to process and everything. Now the waiting game.
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by NebulaJack on Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:11 pm

    theIllustriousDrGonzo wrote:Morning gang. got a part time job interview here in a bit. Trying to get some scratch together for the move.

    Best luck!
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by rkwsuperstar on Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:46 am

    theIllustriousDrGonzo wrote:Morning gang. got a part time job interview here in a bit. Trying to get some scratch together for the move.

    Great news, good luck
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    Post by theIllustriousDrGonzo on Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:33 am

    Morning gang. got a part time job interview here in a bit. Trying to get some scratch together for the move.
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by theIllustriousDrGonzo on Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:32 am

    NebulaJack wrote:Hey Gonzo, I saw this and thought of you:

    http://giant.gfycat.com/InfantileIllfatedAmbushbug.gif

    Yessss...It is on repeat in the background. I love you I love you I love you I love you
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    Post by NebulaJack on Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:51 am

    Hey Gonzo, I saw this and thought of you:

    http://giant.gfycat.com/InfantileIllfatedAmbushbug.gif
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by James.k.Polk on Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:33 pm

    In other news...

    Buffalo Wild Wings is quite a racket.

    Went there around three. Ordered the SNACK sized boneless wings with celery stalks and and unsweet tea.
    Snack sized "wings" is about the equivalent of a ten piece Chicken McNuggets meal only no fries.

    Cost: $12.00
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    Re: Summer blahs.

    Post by James.k.Polk on Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:20 pm

    Patch wrote:I have a call at 1pm so anytime after that should be shiny
    OK... I'll try to get my stuff done before 12:00 or so.

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