"Past and Present" - December 24, 2020

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Re: "Past and Present" December 24, 2020

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Post by Wendy Walker » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:03 am

MikeMillerwsj wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:20 am
Belatedly and briefly catching up here, with apologies for the holiday-week delay. (Always a delightful surprise to see the unexpected directions this discussion takes... plumbing techniques is a new one.)

A big turnout and an unusually high success rate: 1813 entries, 95% correct. One more Thursday contest right around the corner for the holidays. Congrats to this week's winner, Adam Beerman of Somerville, MA. And a safe, happy, and mug-filled 2021 to all!
Happy New Year, Mike, and thanks for everything you do for us Muggles all year 'round!
Good luck, fellow Muggles! I'm happy to give nudges, but only if you're still stuck on Sunday.

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#382

Post by Bob cruise director » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:16 am

DrTom wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:40 am
Joe Ross wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:26 am
Bill Bovard wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:50 pm


Woo-hoo, you have an excuse to buy a sawzall!
I propose something from the KNUCKLE-BUSTER© WRISTSNAP® 2020 line by DeWALT.

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Wow, whatever happened to the good old blowtorch. Great for loosening up rusted nuts and for giving one a reason to replace the entire wooden cabinet the sink is in! Also give the room that pleasant fireplace smell.....
Have you ever tried to use a blowtorch when you are under a sink with no room? It will give the entire house that pleasant fireplace smell
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#383

Post by LadyBird » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:36 am

DrTom wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:36 am
Joe Ross wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:06 pm
If you're not on ZOOM, you're missing a dissertation on bladder capacities, mechanics, & health.
We put the P in Public Forum!! That is our cystem and scope of influence and your in trouble if you don't sphinc that's true.

EDIT: I forgot to say, ureter with us or against us!
Is it your in-stent to Foley explore this body system, using appropriate and specific gravity?

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#384

Post by DrTom » Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:31 pm

LadyBird wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:36 am
DrTom wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:36 am
Joe Ross wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:06 pm
If you're not on ZOOM, you're missing a dissertation on bladder capacities, mechanics, & health.
We put the P in Public Forum!! That is our cystem and scope of influence and your in trouble if you don't sphinc that's true.

EDIT: I forgot to say, ureter with us or against us!
Is it your in-stent to Foley explore this body system, using appropriate and specific gravity?
Well I didn't consider the gravity of the situation, that usually just holds me down. Still I didn't think it was all that necessary when you are ammonia friends.

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Post by Tom Shea » Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:38 pm

DrTom wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:31 pm
LadyBird wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:36 am
DrTom wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:36 am


We put the P in Public Forum!! That is our cystem and scope of influence and your in trouble if you don't sphinc that's true.

EDIT: I forgot to say, ureter with us or against us!
Is it your in-stent to Foley explore this body system, using appropriate and specific gravity?
Well I didn't consider the gravity of the situation, that usually just holds me down. Still I didn't think it was all that necessary when you are ammonia friends.
The Missus retired from running the endoscopy unit at MGH. If you want potty humor, they were full of it. (It makes for a *very* interesting endoscopy when you know everyone in the room.) Myself, I've had a potty mouth since working on submarines for the department of the navy. ...and it went down from there.
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#386

Post by SeanS » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:04 am

Bob cruise director wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:52 am
SeanS wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:01 am
Quick swim to shore this morning. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

My 5-year old daughter asked for, among other things, a unicorn. When I told her Santa probably couldn't get her a unicorn, she asked for a pony instead. Hopefully the Radio Flyer rocking horse goes over well--wish me luck!

If all else fails we are looking forward to the new Pixar film tomorrow.
Was the rocking horse an acceptable substitute for a unicorn or a pony?
Smashing success!

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:04 am

SeanS wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:04 am
Bob cruise director wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:52 am
SeanS wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:01 am
Quick swim to shore this morning. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

My 5-year old daughter asked for, among other things, a unicorn. When I told her Santa probably couldn't get her a unicorn, she asked for a pony instead. Hopefully the Radio Flyer rocking horse goes over well--wish me luck!

If all else fails we are looking forward to the new Pixar film tomorrow.
Was the rocking horse an acceptable substitute for a unicorn or a pony?
Smashing success!
Great - but better plan on either the pony or unicorn next year. The bar keeps getting raised.
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#388

Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:25 am

MikeMillerwsj wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:20 am
Belatedly and briefly catching up here, with apologies for the holiday-week delay. (Always a delightful surprise to see the unexpected directions this discussion takes... plumbing techniques is a new one.)

A big turnout and an unusually high success rate: 1813 entries, 95% correct. One more Thursday contest right around the corner for the holidays. Congrats to this week's winner, Adam Beerman of Somerville, MA. And a safe, happy, and mug-filled 2021 to all!
Mike
Please pass on our appreciation to Matt, Mike, yourself and all the others at the WSJ for their efforts. They bring a lot of enjoyment in a year where we really need it.

Bob
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