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    Yeah, sorry, was a little spacey on the name. ...

    Yeah, sorry, was a little spacey on the name. When I was there (64-65) they were running juco transfers and special admissions through the football program like a revolving door--maybe twenty per...
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    There's a recurring joke at UC Berkeley that...

    There's a recurring joke at UC Berkeley that Chuck Munson's still trying to pass English 1A, and he was a J.C. Transfer. Almost all universities (including Cal) have a clause in their entrance...
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    Sip duly poured. Watched the 'Bald Eagle' play...

    Sip duly poured. Watched the 'Bald Eagle' play several times at old Kezar Stadium in my misspent youth. An uncle was a longtime season ticket holder, and I sometimes got the second ticket. I was...
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    The last couple of episodes have been pretty...

    The last couple of episodes have been pretty rough for me, not only watching the fruitless, unending slaughter of both sides and civilians, but watching phalanges of helmeted, blue-shirted pigs beat...
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    Somewhat, though I suspect things will start to...

    Somewhat, though I suspect things will start to get more intense during the next couple of episodes. Watching isn't really the problem, digesting it afterwards is. I will admit, however, to wanting...
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    Ken Burns' 'Vietnam'

    I haven't seen any mention of the series here and am wondering if any of you are watching and what your reactions might be. So far, I find it to be incredibly well done and insightful even if it...
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    I guess I'll have to come up with a new series of...

    I guess I'll have to come up with a new series of flies called "The Little Debbie."

    Jim
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    About thirty cents a gallon, not nearly as badly...

    About thirty cents a gallon, not nearly as badly as I expected. I drove my daughter from Maine to Minnesota for school the weekend Katrina hit. there was something like a buck a gallon over the...
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    Having you around is a treat, Buffy. You make us...

    Having you around is a treat, Buffy. You make us aware that we couldn't butcher a hog worth a damn.

    Jim
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    "We're too stupid to be stupid!" I don't...

    "We're too stupid to be stupid!" I don't particularly remember anyone, even The Plumbers, pleading Goat-ropery in the first degree.

    Jim
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    My impression of Kelly is that he's an incredibly...

    My impression of Kelly is that he's an incredibly honorable man and I can't imagine that goatropery of an inner circle having the class not to do or say something that sends him over the hill. The...
  12. How soon will The Donald pardon him? Jim

    How soon will The Donald pardon him?

    Jim
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    Worry thou not, sweet prince, others surely shall...

    Worry thou not, sweet prince, others surely shall appear.


    Jim
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    Probably my favorite of all the gemstones. ...

    Probably my favorite of all the gemstones.


    Jim
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    Sounds to me like he fits in with all the other...

    Sounds to me like he fits in with all the other paranoid fools.


    Jim
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    Did the bottle have the groundhog's tail in it? ...

    Did the bottle have the groundhog's tail in it?


    Jim
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    I had no inkling that lapis lazuli had strategic...

    I had no inkling that lapis lazuli had strategic value.


    Jim
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    Thus the Nero-Caligua reference. Jim

    Thus the Nero-Caligua reference.


    Jim
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    Please note that the head of the Boy Scouts just...

    Please note that the head of the Boy Scouts just apologized for the president's remarks. The whole thing--complete with exaggerated gestures and facial muggings--came off as a mini Nuremburg Rally....
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    If I recall correctly, there is a method by which...

    If I recall correctly, there is a method by which papers declaring the president mentally or physically incompetent can be presented (I believe to the Senate) and the Vice President placed in charge,...
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    If you were at Fort Ord, then you remember the...

    If you were at Fort Ord, then you remember the worst sin a 'cruit could commit, I'm sure, stepping on the ice plant. Were they still staving off encephalitis by inducing pneumonia by the time you...
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    This was standard procedure for all services. I...

    This was standard procedure for all services. I trained on the M14, was sent to Germany for a year where the M14 was standard-issue because of its range and accuracy, then was sent to Nam. I never...
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    Oh, I'm here all right, but feeling very mellow,...

    Oh, I'm here all right, but feeling very mellow, in actuality.


    Jim
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    Several years ago, I was driving across Canada...

    Several years ago, I was driving across Canada from Wisconsin to Maine and was watching my speed because of the Loonies dueling it out in the 3-lane sections. I suddenly realized that I had one of...
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    Totally freakin' jumentous! Don't let the door...

    Totally freakin' jumentous! Don't let the door slam you in the ass on the way out.
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