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  1. I should perhaps say that my current vehicle is: 1966 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Four-Door Hardtop. It is nineteen feet long and weighs: 4,250 pounds. It is a loaner while front end of my automobile is being rebuilt. I was told this would require up to three weeks. I was told that in November.  Is it any wonder that I dream of driving itsy-bitsy things?

  2. 3 hours ago, mr6666 said:


    ......."With all regions of Illinois now out of Tier 3, we can now see that the entire state is headed down the right path,” IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Friday. “During the summer, we were on this same path. We know that we must continue to take precautions and be smart about how we relax some of the mitigation measures, which are in place to protect our health and safety.”

    Can some person please confirm that I am reading this correctly: They now have proof that their system is working and so they are now going to change it. Is that right? 

  3. On 1/22/2021 at 10:14 AM, ElCid said:


    While pipelines technically may be more secure than railroads, that is not always the case.  I live near one of the major pipelines going from Southwest US to New England area.  Several years ago it broke and they are still having to try and clean up the mess.  The oil leaks out unseen and seeps into the water tables underneath.  These water tables feed into nearby streams and rivers that are the sources of drinking water for millions of people.

    Trains are bad for transporting oil, but at least you can see when one wreaks and begin immediate containment.  With pipelines, the warning systems are often much delayed.


    [Comment removed because facts from a person knowledgeable about current technology are deemed worthless in light of anecdotes someone once heard.]

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  4. Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People (1963)




    A group of wealthy and powerful people are having a pleasant little cruise when they are caught in a storm. The yacht is so damaged that they can do no more than drift for days until they reach a speck of land. They are very short of food and water and little grows on the island but mushrooms. The log of a grounded ship reveals it was involved in researching the effects of atomic radiation. It reveals also that it is not safe to eat any of the mushrooms on the island. 

    This is far from the typical Japanese monster-in-a-rubber-suit horror movie. Akira Kubo, Yoshio Tsuchiya and Hiroshi Tachikawa were dedicated actors who appeared in movies directed by Akira Kurosawa.  Kumi Mizuno and Hiroshi Koizumi were popular in a variety of dramas. The majority of the movie concerns the breakdown of social order, personal values and common decency when people need to survive in a dire situation. It exemplifies that humans are the real monsters.

    There is near the end some contact with people transformed into mushrooms. The costumes are slightly less cheesy than typical and the cinematography mirrors the surrealism of the incident. 


    Available for watching free with ads on Tubi and is included with no ads with subscription to: Amazon Prime Video and Flix Fling.


    Please note that this is not truly a scene from the movie. 



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