Random ponderings...

Discussion in 'Gravel Trap' started by FB, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Yeah, they aren't my thing either really but my 6 year old son absolutely loves them so we end up taking him around to various preserved stations and stuff.

    I appreciate the engineering but I can't get that excited about them.
     
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  3. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    If I ever get rich enough to own a race horse could I call it "The Runner Up" so when the commentators are describing the race they have to say "and in the lead is The Runner Up" and should it win "And the winner is The Runner Up"?

    Also, if I ever get bright enough to write a book can I dedicate it For Mica?
     
  4. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    Only if the book you write is about counter tops;)
     
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  5. Titch

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    Why would you want to dedicate it to Mica ? Or even Formica. Would it be a kitchen counter top drama.
     
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  6. cider_and_toast

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    Moved a batch of posts from this thread as they were better suited to the politics thread.
     
  7. Titch

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    Was it Carolina that our esteemed leader Brogan moved to? I have spent the day wondering. If it is, I do hope he’s in his car on the way to Arizona right now.
     
  8. cider_and_toast

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    Knowing the all powerful site God, he's stood in his back garden wearing nothing but a pair of tighty whiteys yelling "Bring it on you stormy bastard" at the sky.
     
  9. Brogan

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    It is indeed Titch :)

    Things we're looking a bit grim yesterday, with the projected track passing right over us, but the latest advisory shows it moving southwards so we won't get the brunt of it.

    We're where the orange star is near Raleigh.

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    We may even get away with just a bit of wind and rain and some minor flooding.
     
  10. cider_and_toast

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    Brogan if you got that information from BBC Weather I'd get in the car and head north now if I were you.
     
  11. Brogan

    Brogan Leg end Staff Member

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    :D

    It's actually from here: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

    Click on the big red Florence swirly thing to get specific information on it.
     
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  12. Titch

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    It could still get nasty you’re inside the blue balloon. I hope you have a solid cellar. It is after all only a projected course, it could change at any time.
    I know it could also blow itself out before landfall, but better safe than sorry.
     
  13. Brogan

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    No cellar - not even a basement.

    The house is standard US construction (i.e. crap) - which is why there is so much devastation after a tornado/hurricane.

    Just going to wing it ...
     
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  14. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

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    Good luck matey! Let us know you're ok.
     
  15. Angel

    Angel Happy to be here. Contributor

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    Be careful Brogan and stay safe. It sounds like a nasty storm and dangerous too. I certainly wouldn't want to be in the path of it from what I've seen on tv.
     
  16. cider_and_toast

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    May I suggest hurricane winds and a wing aren't exactly the best combination. I would recommend "cuffing it" as a safer option.

    Anyway, looking at the link you provided, it looks like it may be abating a little and will turn further south than suggested yesterday. You may end up with nothing more severe than a wet Sunday afternoon in the UK.

    Fingers crossed anyway.
     
  17. Titch

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    Everything Crossed Brogan . Ya’ll take care.
     
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  18. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    It has weakened to a category 2 storm. Far less dangerous than originally predicted.

    BTW, I am curious: while it may be true that US construction is crap, as stated, what makes you think UK structures would fare better in hurricanes and tornadoes, since the UK gets neither?
     
  19. Olivier

    Olivier Race Winner

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  20. cider_and_toast

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    Looks like Florence is swinging further south so our site God should be ok.

    How's it looking on the ground over there Brogan ??
     
  21. Greenlantern101

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    Category 1 now. I would imagine thats similar to a typical summers day in Scotland. :)
    (joke. Hope everything is ok)
     

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