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Old 07-04-2008, 08:14   #196
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Hey Knotty ...

Somehow, I just know that "gondalier" is always singing...

"Oh sole-ah'me-Oh" !!!
AAAAAArggggggggghhhhhh!

That was soooooo bad it was funny!
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I've been on the Cosmic Muffin...they advertise that it is the flying boat that inspired Buffett in the book "where is joe merchant", also had been owned at one time by Howard Hughes

Cosmic Muffin Floating 1939 Boeing 307 Stratoliner - Power & Motoryacht - Flying the Friendly Seas
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Old 07-04-2008, 13:01   #198
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La Floridiana by William Moriaty ******Nolan's Pop Culture Review #178
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Goes to show that taste is not universal. LOL
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:33   #201
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Chop stick Canoe




A former city employee in the Fukushima prefecture town of Koriyama has built a 4-meter (13-ft) long canoe from thousands of used disposable chopsticks recovered from the city hall cafeteria. Bothered that perfectly good wood was going to waste after a single use, Shuhei Ogawara whose job at city hall involved working with the local forestry industry spent the last two years of his career collecting used chopsticks from the cafeteria. An experienced canoe builder, Ogawara spent over 3 months gluing 7,382 chopsticks together into strips to form the canoe shell, to which he added a polyester resin coat. The canoe weighs about 30 kilograms (66 lbs), which is a bit heavier than an ordinary cedar canoe, but Ogawara is confident it will float. A launching ceremony is planned for May at nearby Lake Inawashiro.

Hmmm, Looks like someone had a lot of time on their hands....
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That looks like a "bird dog" to me. Although you may not run net off the back, its flat and you can do sometning off it. Robb White, Boatbuilder, Thomasville, Georgia
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Those lobsters are dead. The joint between the carpice and first tail joint is slack. It is nice to see no tan lines though, this girl is bolder in some other ways.
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Old 23-04-2008, 15:23   #205
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A former city employee in the Fukushima prefecture town of Koriyama has built a 4-meter (13-ft) long canoe from thousands of used disposable chopsticks recovered from the city hall cafeteria. Bothered that perfectly good wood was going to waste after a single use, Shuhei Ogawara whose job at city hall involved working with the local forestry industry spent the last two years of his career collecting used chopsticks from the cafeteria. An experienced canoe builder, Ogawara spent over 3 months gluing 7,382 chopsticks together into strips to form the canoe shell, to which he added a polyester resin coat. The canoe weighs about 30 kilograms (66 lbs), which is a bit heavier than an ordinary cedar canoe, but Ogawara is confident it will float. A launching ceremony is planned for May at nearby Lake Inawashiro.

Hmmm, Looks like someone had a lot of time on their hands....
Yuck, thats a lot of garbage to sort through and a lot of dirty looks from others scrounging through the garbage.
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Huh?

Huh? Is there somethin' missin' here?

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