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Random / Re: WTFAYLT
« on: July 02, 2020, 10:54:14 PM »

Random / Re: WTFAYLT
« on: June 20, 2020, 10:03:22 PM »
I'll find a new song soon..........
.......and keep your hands out of the medicine jar.

Random / Re: The Sunset Thread
« on: June 20, 2020, 09:42:24 PM »
Happy Solstice.

Random / Re: Unintended Consequences -CV19
« on: May 01, 2020, 08:43:37 AM »
Well, interesting times for sure. Not sure where this will ramble off to but....
My wife teaches, two of my daughters do (or have) and two son in laws as well.
Anyways, sounds like the class rooms will be smaller next year. At least here and I would imagine everywhere. 
My first thought, "great, they will need more teachers" and before that's even a finished thought. "oh, no way, states don't have the money...."
So, the idea is smaller classroom sizes. Two 4 hour blocks for the kids. A 4 hour block is your school day.
Well, the states don't want to give up their federal funding so all the "standards" and "no kids left behind" will be the predominate platform.
No time for other offerings is my worry.
Not that those are bad programs in their intent but the way they are implemented handcuffs the teachers and doesn't let many kids come out to their full potential.
There will be online classes or more homework to make up for the loss in "at school time" but I don't think it's really going to add much...…..structure? substance? creativity?
I would imagine the schools will implement everything that has anything to do with their funding into the "at school time" so it can be documented easier to keep the funds rolling in.
Of course, why wouldn't or shouldn't they?
I'm worried we are going to be turning out even more dummy's in mass than ever before.
There isn't going to be money for more teachers, at least from the states. I just don't think so.
Some teachers will be able to creatively focus away from all the garbage and "one size fits all" agenda but for the most part it's going to be "one size fits all" class rooms.
As far as the online stuff goes, my daughters don't live in the most prosperous of communities and parental involvement has never been overwhelming.
With trying to continue the school year this year getting the parents involved with the lessons has been challenging and a mute point for many of their students.
I don't know all the details but they are very frustrated with what they are seeing with their kids. Incomplete, not done, mia, etc.
Some parents are (and always will be) very involved but as this has changed how the kids are getting their lessons the overall interest from parents in what their children are doing is showing.
Conferences and after school activities always seem to have less parental involvement every year. That's not anything new but it does seem to gradually drivel up as time goes by.

So does that mean we see a surge in private schools? The kids with little input from their parents probably won't be attending any of these. Do more of the "brighter" kids move into private schools so that maybe it offsets? I can't see private schools being a big player in many communities. Look across this country. Just ain't going to happen.
I don't systems definitely in for some big changes. Some will be good but I am afraid much will be less than desirable.
There will be lots of good coming out of the online school way of doing things but look across everywhere.
The kids that already have parental involvement at home before all of this will probably be ok for the most part, no matter the setting but you get all these kids where an even bigger chunk of their social time is coming from social media (online schooling = more time for social media) then we going to be turning out a bunch of real gems I'm afraid.

Maybe I’m imagining it, but didn’t DJ have another written version of this? Or maybe it was of another incident?
He had two episodes.
The way I remember I think the buoy one was first (just blown away reading that, lucky dude)  then there was one when he realized after just a little while out (with a friend just learning first dw??) he didn't have his leash on.....kept going.....everything was good till it wasn't.
Took a lot of balls and humility to come in and post about it after having been through the nightmare before, knowing better, and what can happen.
It's a good thing those stories still keep popping up.
when that paddle gets away......

Random / Re: COVID-19 Data Model Updated Daily
« on: April 12, 2020, 10:24:24 PM »
Thanks for taking the time to post all this Beesho.

I saw this thread and damn if I was going to look at it...…...and didn't till today.
Looked through the first 3 or so pages and the last 3 or so......going to go through it all sometime soon.
I had literally (yes, literally) terrified myself for a week or so....would not watch any news and barely peaked at online news for a bit as well.
Pretty much stayed away from anything covid.
It's real shit...but...….

Been wondering about a few of the "things" in here....and just wondering.
some random thoughts/observations.

Saw some mass grave in NY. It's used for no next of kin/unkown like people.
I saw a stat that said usually 25 a week. Up to 24 a day here recently. How long, how often, etc....I don't know but happening "now". Think it was linked to the bbc. I read a few sentences.

Drones in Savannah Georgia doing the social distancing legwork for law enforcement. Something like out of some futuristic movie.

I see the "California had it earlier" gaining traction. People around here have really wondered the same thing for a few weeks. Vegas as well I hear.

There is an article in The New Yorker on Sun Valley. Not a bad skim.

Blaine County was coming out with high numbers when testing kicked in. It had flattened out (I think) last I noticed but was still off from rest of state/country=per capita cases.
Roughly 23,00 people and 452 cases. (Idaho was one of the last states to report any cases)
Perfect breeding dish...gondolos, trams, lines all over, crowded bars and restraunts…..
I'm sure there are lots of differences in the proportion of tests given and all sorts of other stuff....

Anyways, lot's of people in Teton County think it was here in January as well. Vegas as well I hear.
I had been curious about the resort areas and the cases in those areas so I looked some up by their counties.

Jackson Hole = same population (53)
Steamboat = same population (36)
Vail = twice as big (452)
Park City = twice as big (68)
Aspen = 3/4 smaller (49)
Crested Butte = 3/4 smaller (101)
Mammoth = smallest of them all at 14,000 (21)
Vegas = 2,000,000 (2,813)

Have no clue what any of that means or if it means anything, especially with all the differences in the amount of tests done, this, that, and everything else about all this...….but I had been wondering about resort areas and how they were faring and what they were seeing,

Be curious to see these antibody tests done on the people who thought they had it earlier in the year.
I know NYC and it's world travelers, it's density, etc. etc. but I think California and Vegas would have had as much exposure to something like this just as early. Vegas has got to be just as bad of a breeding dish as anywhere else in the US.

I knew the numbers would be skewed cuz of the testing and well, all sorts of stuff.
I knew they would go off the charts at some point because of the testing.....
and I still scared the shit out of myself.

Ya'll ever hear of Doctor Steve or his show Weird Medicine?
He's on all that social media stuff.
A sane voice out there.

Thanks again for taking the time to post this Beesho.
I knew it would be.....what it is...a place to get good info....I just couldn't look till today.
Be interesting to see how it has evolved....


Random / Re: WTFAYLT
« on: March 09, 2020, 07:06:06 PM »
and then this one.....
funny how times have changed but.....
some things are always the same...….

Random / Re: WTFAYLT
« on: March 09, 2020, 06:13:22 PM »
this just popped up in my you tube menu.....
you know how that goes...…
but never seen this one before.......

The guitar solo in this song has always been one of my favorite guitar solos and this one is most excellent.
Looks like they were having alot of fun on this nite.....
hmmm, corona at 20 below
but gas is a buck and a half.........

Random / Re: WTFAYLT
« on: March 09, 2020, 05:31:03 PM »
Ran across this a few weeks ago.
Heard it for years...(o&a fan as well) and never gave it much thought......

General Discussion / Re: SUP Sports
« on: January 29, 2020, 04:36:43 AM »
Good for you Warren.
You're a good dude.

I got a One World and paddle from him a few years back. It was one of his paddles.
It broke not long after and I sent him an email letting him know how it broke.
His Scooby Doo response made me laugh out loud when I read it and I had to admit that it sure sounded like my fault and it sure did not seem like an issue with the paddle.
No problem, no issue, shit happens...……end of story I thought.
3-4 months later in the middle of winter and out of nowhere a paddle blade shows up in the mail so I can fix the paddle. Still using it....

Never pulled the trigger on a custom Hammer. Still want one but when I was finally ready to do it I wanted a board the next week and not the next month so it didn't happen.
Looking back a few weeks later, I'm not particularly fond of the board I got and really wish I would have done it.
Still hold out hope I can get one...….we'll see.....
Have to post something in the sunset thread sometime with thoughts his way.....

Gear Talk / Re: Which SUP?
« on: January 29, 2020, 04:09:10 AM »
Yeah, we primarily bass fish so we spent a lot of time along weedy shorelines of lakes throwing into weeds. If you ask him, he would tell you he won't sit, but I promise you once we get out there for a bit he's going to appreciate a seat. Thanks
I would definitely like something we can at least rig up a milk crate and some rod holders attached to it and an ice chest at the very least. The Bote Flood definitely looks promising and I should be able to rig that out. I'm buying a Bonafide SS127 myself (for stability) so he might be able to keep up, but stability is more of a concern to be honest, and if it keeps dry then that gives us a longer season
Yep, he's going to appreciate the seat and wanting one that sits a little higher is the right route. Strapping a cooler down for the seat is great or get a milk crate and make a plywood top. I just cut to size, round the corners, sand a bit, spraycan poly, and drilled some holes in the plywood and use a chunk of rope for the "hinges" and that makes a great seat. Perfect height (as a cooler is) for fishing off a SUP. Forget about the kayak like paddles on the SUP as well 'cuz sitting on a cooler or crate and using your paddle like a canoe paddle is perfect and you can even do that with your bum on the deck as well.
As someone said, make sure and get a decent paddle for this setup for sure.
I might be wrong but with a crate or cooler for the seat I would bet that a hybrid seat never, ever gets used. There's plenty of aftermarket tie down options so if what you get doesn't have them where you need/want them you can put some on. NSI has the best ones I think.
I got quite a few boards and have even done the crate deal on my inflatables. I like the Crescent of the bunch you picked out tho all those will work. In the end I think you'll find the SIC option too slow. I got the Agent 11'11" and it is plenty stable for early/late season (190ish here) but slower than I like. My Hooked SUP is faster than it and it is wider. The Amundson Hana threw up is another great option.
I have heard the BOTEs are fragile but I don't have any experience. They do look sweet and I really considered one of their's more than a few times.
If you want to consider a Cadillac the Jimmy Lewis Searcher would fit your needs amazingly well.
Have fun and let everyone know later this year what you've discovered.

Random / Re: WTFAYLT
« on: January 19, 2020, 08:39:26 PM »
it's a good one aye?

".you're my blooo sky……sunny day....

..good ol' Sunday Morning...……."

General Discussion / Re: Smokers body
« on: January 19, 2020, 07:46:07 PM »
I usually come here late and bored anymore.....
notice that?
 …..drinks anyone?...…..

missed this last time I was here...…….

thought "Cookie" was someone else...……
missed the handle reference...…….
I been here long enough to know better...…….
Seen your stuff and hope all is well and yes, more stuff Cookie.
I remember some good videos...…..


Go Niners………
6-8 and no TD's...
They're damn good.

Obama looks good here too...….
well, for the most part..

gotta read all these reply's now..

It really is...……….

General Discussion / Re: COOKIE!!
« on: January 15, 2020, 09:44:42 PM »

General Discussion / Re: COOKIE!!
« on: January 15, 2020, 09:34:02 PM »

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