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by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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The runout on both gears was the same, except in opposite directions. This was done on KD's suggestion, as he sensed a high pitch squeal being picked up by the nearby dogs, stotes, and suckweasels. Almost like a reversible polarity, the mesh was self-lashing and honed the offending surfaces to a mic...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:41 am
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Topic: Working on the T with my 15 year old daughter
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Re: Working on the T with my 15 year old daughter

Confidence builder ? Has she considered the Marine Corps ? 👍
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:27 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Great diagram, showing the spider injection manifold. Originals sell for big money. On a semi-related note ... Heinrich points out that Felix Fourskin's father, Farquardt, was the first to devise an indoor/outdoor skyhook, which led to the development and blossoming of the fulcrum cone industry, of ...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:00 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Boy, am I embarrassed ! I mentioned the above to Heinrich, and he pulled out a file, all about Kalamity Dick's lifelong association with pancakes. Founder and charter member of the Chugwater Chapter of the International Fraternal Order of Pancake Eaters, KD was a dedicated afficianado from earliest ...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:18 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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KD is flashing the well known "sign" for the Eaters of Pancakes" gang. I had no idea
that he had any such affiliation.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:08 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Funny, but it was KD who accidentally invented the golf club, while trying
to invent a way to rapidly clear a room of floor and table lamps. It was only
after he perfected the headed club we know today as a golf club, that Ernst
Funkbunkler came up with the ball and cup idea.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:54 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Back down at the river crossing, the Calhoun County Bridge Authority, hired Felix Fourskin in the winter of 1912 to try and develop a remote crank for the bridge. Felix copied Kalamity Dick's worm-drive brisket twiddler design, coupled with skyhook technology, but never could make it work reliably. ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:34 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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The road to Mount Stinkmore, in the days before they paved it with good intentions,
not far from where the Nutmeg Incident went down.

Upper1.jpg
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:30 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Funny that you mention tea, as Miss Maydwell was known to comment that the river WAS
a giant kettle of moss tea, when the schooners and barges passed. Many local residents
ran to the shore to dip their cup or kettle as they went by. One more reason why life in the
Chugwater is truly blessed.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:33 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Besides the clock-oriented rotational difference, the decimal point has a front-to-rear rotation that is .375º magnetic left, from a comparable period as well. Many over look this and get it wrong. Mrs. Maydwell's entire class missed this question in 1937 and had take the course over. Speaking of Mi...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:55 pm
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Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
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Views: 637

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

Forget the lathe. Show us your neon, Bob !
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Truck Running Boards
Replies: 23
Views: 515

Re: TT Truck Running Boards

My unmolested 25 had the short boards. My Jan 26 built truck has the long ones.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:05 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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The Brooks Brothers Suit Express left Wood's Hole, Massachusetts every 3rd Thursday without an "R" at noon, and highballed for Chugwater, arriving 3 days later. Eastern high society often forewent winters on the Riviera for the opportunity to book a berth on the Brooks Brothers Suit Express. Emil Co...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - T lunch vendor
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: Old Photo - T lunch vendor

Poor practice of "social distancing" going on there. This is an outrage !
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Need source for signs????
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Views: 719

Re: Need source for signs????

I would dearly love to have a winged pyramid like that. 👍
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Heinrich was over, pawing through the trunk of values again, and turned up this photo that corresponds with some ongoing research, and keys in with the current discussion. As many know, the Brooks Brothers operated a suit mill next to the Mount Stinkmore station, on the upper Chugwater portion of th...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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The use of spark at the float bowl is brilliant. The auto switch is a great idea too.
The addition of a buzzer/bell seems oddly lacking. Maybe it was the overabundance
of gas ? One can only presume we are referring to mushroom gas ?
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:54 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Use of the Sneeky Snake skins led directly to work with four skins, as a means of
finding a durable material that was sensitve to the wearer. They tried 2 and 3, but
with the addition of the fourth skin, they nailed it. 5 was too much.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:59 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Few ever even tried to make toad slippers. The tiny amphibians made for very
small feet, and they were notorious for not sitting still during fittings. The Cobbler's
Hall of Fame is named after Amos, on account of his tenacity, skill, and natural
good looks, that made him an icon of the industry.
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:04 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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We've all been subject to the pie charts, and no one read them better than Zelda Mae.
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:25 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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The gypsy fortune teller lady at the fair said that "Larkvonnet" means
"eater of square pancakes" to those who speak the secret alphabet. Could
there be a connection ?
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Ever since I was a kid, I wondered why this square corn topic was always such a contentious ballot issue at every election. It wasn't until I got older that I learned the Calhoun County voters have been squabbling over this since 1901, when Juan Deere invented the square hay baler, and the idea natu...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 60th Montana 500 Started
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: 60th Montana 500 Started

With all the COVID madness, I don't think I've ever heard WHERE the 500 is based this year.

Anyone ?
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Indian food, soap, or not, many of the day referred to the basement quarters
in area outhouses as "Blattsville" for just that reason.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Need source for signs????
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Re: Need source for signs????

Oh, darn ! I read the header and thought you meant something like this:

signs.jpg
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:58 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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The origins of the phrase "Climbing the corporate ladder" were traced to
that photo by experts in the field. Many tried to emulate, but none surpassed
the original. What, with electronic columns, how could they ? That too, was
all part of the Eustis Gumdrop Plan.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:08 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Was anyone ever able to solve the mystery of the dangling participle ?
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:37 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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How is it that we are 21 pages deep in this historic documentary and this is the
first time Blattsville has been mentioned ? Who here ISN'T deeply familiar with
the road to Blattsville ? KD often mentioned it after eating soap or Indian food.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:19 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Knurled tomatoes are the finest of treats.
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:44 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Cuthbert might not have been too bright, but he sure did have a low IQ ! Disirregardlessly, he was known by many across the area as "The Mayor of Simpleton", and proudly wore the special hat to noon meetings. He and Eustis were classmates. In his autobiography, he wrote that Cuthbert was the smartes...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:20 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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That is one of my favorite photos of the sky hook in action. Eustis Gumdrop was often employed to set the rigging. His use of hand signals to the sky hook operator were proven faster and more accurate than even the early radios, taking him to the world championships 37 times in his 40 year career. H...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:10 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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If you do get a copy, be sure to study the photos of the approach and the
getaway. Really interesting stuff. I particularly enjoyed the philosophical
discourse on the Two Piles Theory.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:58 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Rich, check with your magazine stand operator and ask for the uncensored edition of Engineering Feats & Traction Utilization. It has the full breakdown of KD's work, complete with a folder of 8x10 color glossy photos, with the circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining wha...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:19 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Funny that the push rope would come up, as it is the cover and featured story/ article in this month's German edition of Engineering Feats & Traction Utilization. A long and comprehensive piece. It was interesting to note that early trials used spaghetti pasta, and that all participants wore only ye...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Running Lean and Hot
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Running Lean and Hot

Nothing that duct tape can't fix, though ....
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum
Replies: 19
Views: 487

Re: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum

I first discovered Como and the South Park in 1977. Never could have imagined
any of that stuff would be restored and brought to where we are today. Amazing !
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:19 pm
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Topic: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum
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My interest is full scale Denver, South Park, & Pacific (1871-1889), which reorganized as the Denver, Leadville, & Gunnison, and was reorganized again as the Colorado & Southern in 1899. The South Park line was pulled up in 1938. 3 feet between the rails. A very strong, dedicated modeling community,...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:16 am
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Topic: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum
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Re: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum

My experience has been very road-specific. If you are into DSP&P/DL&G/C&S
narrow gauge, I can tell you exactly who to talk to.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Hershey seller
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Views: 533

Re: Hershey seller

The guy selling old car parts .... he was the one with the booth space along the
aisle, right ? Dave told me that he was there last year. The guy with the pants.
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:52 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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And speaking of effervescent sponges and drip rings, ... who amongst us hasn't ?
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:19 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Doubtful that anyone outside the Chugwater Basin knew that the scenes from Man Without Burlap, of character "Charmane" waiting on "Aunt Mildred" were direct and accurate depictions of Lulu and Aunt Finigradd, but Chugwater area residents enjoyed the local lore being put up on the big screen. The rub...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:40 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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LuLu's close association with Grunda Fulpants goes back to childhood. Both received their addocation while attending Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow and went on to form the Uvula League and build the Home for Unwed Police Detectives. It was her idea to purify the linoleum and the resultant green haze i...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:51 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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In KD's note, he stated that it was an unexpected result to find condescending milk, based on the settings of the evaporator core, as opposed to the condensed milk normally seen. The napkin sketch collection is noted amongst historians worldwide for having many fine lines going unseen. The Vermiculu...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:06 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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The hall is remarkably clear of green haze, don't you think ?
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:28 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Many area childhoods were well peppered with memories of riding the flume. Locals found it much easier to ride down than up, though no one knew why. What WAS known, was that the linoleum purifier was what made the green haze, and is still prized by both collectors and specialists alike. Includes Ind...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:25 am
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Topic: A little something to read and remember.
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Re: A little something to read and remember.

My friend and mentor, Alby, went ashore at Omaha in the first wave. I never knew this until some old hens happened by as we sat and talked and told Alby what a hard day they were having. This really set Alby off and he gave me a good earful about how "no one has the right to say they are having a ba...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:13 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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In the early years, Sucker Punch was made with real Wallop and had quite a kick. After the Mansard Act made use of substances like Wallop illegal, the drink was for flavor only. There were many reports in all the Chugwater news rags about Sheriff Wombat coming around for surprise inspections, catchi...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:18 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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And speaking of Pythagorians, .... Giorgies Marquette left his homeland during the siege and famine, hiding out in neighboring Lesbia for a couple years, before emigrating to the Chugwater area through the Tilford Tunnel. Marvin Perkins, taking a break from filming Mild Kingdom, took up signmaking t...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:01 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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A lot of people felt that way. Not just the Pythagorians.
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:58 am
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Topic: Collecting gold and silver coins
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Views: 1089

Re: Collecting gold and silver coins

When Pa tore down the old hotel, he found canvas bags full of gold coins sealed up in the walls
in a room upstairs.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:50 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Referring to Boris in the past tense seems a little odd, given that he is Heinrich's
very-much-alive friend. Boris' brother Vladmir is President of the Lombardi Council.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:16 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Heinrich came by today with his friend Boris to search the trunk of values for a photo he remembered seeing that relates to KD's gravity inverter research. I was at work, but the cat let them in. Using the telegraph along the Loop Line of the lunch trolley, KD employed young Dick Blick and his son N...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:35 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Heinrich reports that Kalamity Dick tried to apply his kaphistulator-based gravity inverter to the 2-story outhouse design, but found the results to be frustratingly intermittent, and causing a lot of angry users to riot. Ernie has continued to use his, and warns those who step behind the door for a...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:00 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Like KD, Jeptha Wamboozler was alarmed by the stote riots and rebuilt his Fonkmobile to carry enough lumber to build a new 2-seat outhouse, should anyone lose one in the uprising. The Fonkmobile resides in the Hoosvelter Collection in the lower south wing at the Institute. It was donated with a full...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:54 am
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I read those accounts, and wonder if reporters were not confusing the story as reported, with KD carrying his tunaboat over his head during the mayhem, to protect his hat and hair from heat and flame. KD called his tunaboat "the Runaboat" and had the name painted across the helm in a Plaid Yellow ch...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun May 31, 2020 3:11 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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The above photo shows how people handled rioters back when a more evuncular time was had. The disgruntled stotes, masquerading as rabbits, stormed town, smashing and burning all in sight. Townsfolk, having put their all into the building of the community were having none of that nonsense, and made i...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun May 31, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alive During The Birth Of The Model T!
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Re: Alive During The Birth Of The Model T!

Both electric light and the telephone were slow to become commonplace, especially in rural areas. The first phone system in my area was begun in 1886, a full ten years after it was invented. For many, it would by another decade or more before telephone reached more remote towns around here. Electric...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat May 30, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A big thanks to the board and a specific board member...
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Re: A big thanks to the board and a specific board member...

Another one hooked !

All part of the evil plan ! Hehehehe ! :twisted:
by Burger in Spokane
Sat May 30, 2020 1:42 pm
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Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
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Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Isn't a woman with a small ass just a man ? 🤔
by Burger in Spokane
Sat May 30, 2020 12:30 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Catching those drippings proved far too labor intensive and costly.
by Burger in Spokane
Fri May 29, 2020 1:01 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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I could be confusing a few things here, but molasses is produced much like maple syrup, but from the giant molasses mushrooms that grow around the headwaters of the Chugwater, above Silver Plume. Burly men in red flannel and ear-flapped hats make cuts in the mushroom trunk, a small catch pail hung f...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed May 27, 2020 9:22 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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While the photo would imply that they did their hunting with rifles, the
fact is, they used the molasses projectors that KD designed. Anyone here
remember KD ? This is a story about KD (and those who knew him).
by Burger in Spokane
Wed May 27, 2020 10:45 am
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Armbrüster Ehrmanntraut founded the Molasses 500 in 1899, and chose St. Swithen's
Day weekend for just those reasons.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed May 27, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?
Replies: 50
Views: 1782

Re: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?

The irony of Covid risk, as opposed to simply taking a Model T out in traffic is amusing. 3rd party concerns, curtailing a man's freedom in a free country, with Memorial Day just past, .... really ? We might assume such concern is well-founded in worry for Mr. Chase, but sheesh ! ... the man is a se...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue May 26, 2020 10:04 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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St. Swithen's Day 1945 Molasses 500 action. A real nailbiter to the very end !
T-Bone McCormick took the trophy. But everybody already knows that.

KDstswithens1.jpg
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by Burger in Spokane
Mon May 25, 2020 12:27 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Every St. Swithen's Day weekend, the family still gathers around the toob
and watches those old films of the Molasses 500. Those were the days.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon May 25, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

"Any good message is worth repeating" - Cyrus Spamm, 1821
by Burger in Spokane
Mon May 25, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Our Buckeye treasure
Replies: 22
Views: 1412

Re: Our Buckeye treasure

New hobby ? Collecting vintage combs ?
by Burger in Spokane
Mon May 25, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any cheap ideas or good ideas for buying paint
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Views: 456

Re: Any cheap ideas or good ideas for buying paint

This is no more valuable commodity in my life than my time. If I waste a bunch of time looking for a cheap alternative, I am doing what my brother calls moving dollars to pick up pennies. When it comes to paint or any other job, I buy what works best, cost be damned (within reason) and get on to the...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon May 25, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Creating Patina ... Need Help
Replies: 16
Views: 590

Re: Creating Patina ... Need Help

Parking steel or iron near an open container of muriatic acid will cause rust right away.
Not sure how it affects brass and other non-ferrous metals.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun May 24, 2020 10:28 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Old No.6 was built for, and remained on the Gumwort Works site, BECAUSE of the Smudge People. That was their demand in the initial negotiations. Stubby Smudge was the engineer, and his half-size brother Shorty was fireman. They worked around the clock, across the calender, sleeping on the special co...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun May 24, 2020 3:02 am
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Topic: Haircut
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Views: 950

Re: Haircut

Looking sharp, Jim ! I'll bet you're really killing it with the ladies !

I have let mine grow out too.

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by Burger in Spokane
Sun May 24, 2020 1:02 am
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Topic: Haircut
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Views: 950

Re: Haircut

This is the back:

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by Burger in Spokane
Sun May 24, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Harbor Freight jack stands
Replies: 28
Views: 1694

Re: Harbor Freight jack stands

I use 4x4 props. Never heard of any recall orders.

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by Burger in Spokane
Sat May 23, 2020 11:23 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Leave it to the ladies to combine science with "getting things done". Going the extra mile was always a hallmark of that group. ------------------ In this 1920 photo, we see the Gumwort factory in the early months after completion. Before any trimeculite could be mined, milled, and brought to market...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat May 23, 2020 12:45 pm
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In a recent study, scientists from all over the world unanimously concluded that there are stupid people, regardless of color, gender, ethnic background, or world wide location. This is in direct corrolation with all 12 of the studies done by the Institute since 1884. It was thusly concluded that pr...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri May 22, 2020 1:04 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Biff forever suffered the fallout of his brother Buff, who epitomized the
stereotypical "evil twin". The archives of all the Calhoun County tabloids
and fish wrappers are filled with Buff's trail of mayhem and scoundrelism.

Film at eleven.
by Burger in Spokane
Thu May 21, 2020 12:21 am
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I think the confusion was Slug posing as a phlobotomist by day, and a lobotomist
by night. It paid the bills, but he was always tired. Terrible gas, too.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed May 20, 2020 2:01 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Grandma also had this photo of Jack. Jack often tried to pass himself off as his brother, Pink. Grandma said Jack once told her that he met a German girl in England, who was going to school in France. She said they did the Mississippi at an Alpha-Kappa dance. The Sheriff even got involved. Jack deni...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon May 18, 2020 11:42 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Only related to this recent discussion by the lunch trolley to Ernie's, my mother and grandmother dropped by today with this photo, that they thought I might share. This is the 1880-built lattice bridge over the Pispacattiquawttimauken, as the line left Saddlestring for Chugwater. Grandma's Grandma ...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon May 18, 2020 9:41 pm
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People overlook it, but he still holds the record.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon May 18, 2020 3:10 am
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The Detroits lived on the bluff, above the Upper Terrace. Paige Detroit was born with no skin and lived in a shoebox until it finally grew in. KD oversaw the operation as an advisor. Paige grew up to be quite a siren. Tommy Schleppington was an obsessive creep, by most accounts, and was a real probl...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun May 17, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Don’t wanna git stuck
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: Don’t wanna git stuck

Chest deep mud in AFG, the consistency of a milkshake. Good times during
the monsoon season.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat May 16, 2020 10:15 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Let me ask again, how many times to we need to be reminded ?

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by Burger in Spokane
Sat May 16, 2020 1:18 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Arnie from the pharmacy asks that we all make sure that medications we are taking
are the ones actually prescribed for us, and that we take them in the proper dosages.

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by Burger in Spokane
Sat May 16, 2020 3:38 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

How many times do we need to be reminded ?

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by Burger in Spokane
Fri May 15, 2020 1:41 am
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In earlier posts, the name and exploits of Harry Organs came up. Heinrich did a presentation today at the Uvula League Hall for both the Uvula League and the Ladies Auxilliary, Chapter 219, on the building of the Wombat Tunnel, that was completed 135 years ago, today. Indirectly related and precedin...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu May 14, 2020 9:02 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Milquetoast Lipschitz begat an eldest son of Irving. Englewood was Milquetoast's elder brother. It has been a long line of Irvings ever since. And a long line of almost- achievers they all have been ! Irving II almost won the 1897 Whoever Smelt it, Dealt It championships. Irving III almost came in 4...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu May 14, 2020 10:50 am
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"More adventure", he says ! And I must agree.

Perhaps others have details, but the pamphlet given away at the Visitors Center
says that Irving Lipschitz's Great-great-great Grandfather was the 143rd fastest
gun in the west, and that a song was written about it. I need to look into this.
by Burger in Spokane
Thu May 14, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Home exterior
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Re: Home exterior

I nominate this as the most OT post so far !
by Burger in Spokane
Wed May 13, 2020 9:40 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Funny that you would bring that up right now, Wayne, ... as Irving Lipschitz is
visiting from Brooklyn. I know ! .... right ?

His mother always said he was such a good boy.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon May 11, 2020 9:43 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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It appears that Happy Hour resulted in the desired effect. The photo had the background cut out because of the accidental inclusion of one of Chugwater's saddest historical characters. Verna and Calderon Hickler opened the peptide dispensary across the tracks from the depot in 1879. Ten years later ...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon May 11, 2020 11:01 am
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It is a shame that the cockroach racing only lasted two seasons. It really
brought the fashionable crowd into Ernie's.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun May 10, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spokane National Tour Postponed to 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 2863

Re: Spokane National Tour Postponed to 2021

I will make sure Spokane is in top form for youzalls in 2021.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun May 10, 2020 10:34 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Anything involving the Levator Labii is pretty funny. Especially the Superioris.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun May 10, 2020 11:26 am
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Heinrich sent this by. He said it shows the spandrel for KD's Spunctator being delivered to Owlsley's farm. In KD's notes, he wrote "By banding the nine temporally squared balance arms, the diagonal inversion of the fields was neutralized, thereby overcoming the lift leakdown that had foiled all att...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun May 10, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show me your TT beds!
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Views: 762

Re: Show me your TT beds!

Ford bed

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by Burger in Spokane
Sat May 09, 2020 3:03 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Making fun of Ma's looks is what made her the angry and spiteful woman that she
could be. And none of this helped her cooking and created a constant inner conflict
between her good hearted nature and wishing to bite the heads off her antagonists.
It pains me to see this still going on.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat May 09, 2020 2:00 am
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A photo of Ma Owlsley before the bad biscuit incident.

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