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Whatever happened to our bottles of beer?  I admit I was tired of that long ago but it seems a shame to leave it unfinished.  But I'm not picking it back up, either.  :laugh:
 

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serb1389 said:
which is what...
You haven't been paying attention?  C'mon, serbski, get in the game!  What are you doing on your vacation anyway... slacking off? lol
 

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Ya know, every single internet forum I've been on has had one of these threads.

I'm now debating whether it is a curse or a blessing...
 

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It's a little bit of both.  It's fun for a few pages and then gets tedious.  After some time some clever person comes and makes it fun again.  Here's your task!  :p  Welcome to the boards, by the way.
 

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nice summary! 

cleveland said:
You haven't been paying attention?  C'mon, serbski, get in the game!  What are you doing on your vacation anyway... slacking off? lol
As hard as it is to believe.  I havn't had internet for over 10 days.  And I refuse to read through 10 pages of posts when I can just ask a simple question.  so  :p :p
 

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EofK said:
It's a little bit of both.  It's fun for a few pages and then gets tedious.  After some time some clever person comes and makes it fun again.  Here's your task!  :p  Welcome to the boards, by the way.
Well, those of us "in the thick of things" were enjoying ourselves.  But you're right, it can get a bit tedious from time to time.  At 4,168 (now 4,169) posts, the thread's been around a long time.
 

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cleveland said:
the thread's been around a long time.
Should I feel guilty or indulge in villinous laughter?
;D

<Bwa-ha-hah!>

Ebor
 

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^^ No need to switch...your 'usual' laugh will be sufficient!  ;)
 

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So the Admins and Mods don't think that I some sort of pestilential annoyance for this?  ;D

 

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serb1389 said:
dude..have you ever tried to mail baked goods...not highly recomended.  I had all my cookies fall apart before they even got there, much less from the postal area to my room. 
I've sent a Panettone through the mail and it held up alright.  Though, when they are made too heavy those things could withstand an atomic explosion.  :laugh:
 

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Ebor said:
So the Admins and Mods don't think that I some sort of pestilential annoyance for this?   ;D
No, we don't confer the title of 'pestilential annoyance' solely for your work on this thread... ;)

Truly, just kidding. You're not an annoyance, Ebor!
 

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Friul said:
I've sent a Panettone through the mail and it held up alright.  Though, when they are made too heavy those things could withstand an atomic explosion.  :laugh:
Reminds me of the oatmeal cookie bars we military blokes had in our MREs (meals ready to eat; field rations for the military, which one hunter I knew loved to buy at the military surplus stores) back in the 90's.  We often joked about how we could use the cookie bars to reinforce our fighting holes. :laugh:
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
Reminds me of the oatmeal cookie bars we military blokes had in our MREs (meals ready to eat; field rations for the military, which one hunter I knew loved to buy at the military surplus stores) back in the 90's.  We often joked about how we could use the cookie bars to reinforce our fighting holes. :laugh:
I have it on good authority that it is inadvisable, when traveling during the Christmas holidays to carry home-made fruitcake on ones carry-on luggage.  Apparently in the x-ray machine it's density has a look like some kind of plastic explosive.  (But then what about the nuts and fruit?  Is Semtex or it's ilk likely to be ummm "lumpy?"

;)

Ebor
 

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^^Yes!Happy Birthday!
 

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Ah yes, so do you have the skills?  If I gave you an orange, dental floss and a paper plate, could you use it to get out of a lead lined cell sunk 22.345 m underneath a solid layer of limestone and fly ash?
 

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username! said:
Ah yes, so do you have the skills?  If I gave you an orange, dental floss and a paper plate, could you use it to get out of a lead lined cell sunk 22.345 m underneath a solid layer of limestone and fly ash?
LOL!  Oh I wish. 

I cannot wait for that MacGyver Mythbusters episode though.  :laugh:
 

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So, I watched the mythbusters the other day.  they were doing the quicksand thing, saying no one knows if 
quick sand that can kill you exists.  Funny thing is, I was watching Man V Wild not too long ago.
Guess what Bear Gyrlles did?  He showed you how to crawl out of killer quicksand that for sure would have killed him if he didn't know how to do it.
 

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username! said:
So, I watched the mythbusters the other day.  they were doing the quicksand thing, saying no one knows if 
quick sand that can kill you exists.  Funny thing is, I was watching Man V Wild not too long ago.
Guess what Bear Gyrlles did?  He showed you how to crawl out of killer quicksand that for sure would have killed him if he didn't know how to do it.
I remember watching a show a little while ago about Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy and how crossing from the coast to the island claims several lives each year since there are pockets of "quicksand" and the tide comes in so fast.  The thing is, it didn't look like the quicksand on mythbusters, but more like extremely thick mud.

I can't stand Bear Grylles, I find him very shock value.  The one in Africa were within two minutes of the show starting he is drinking his own urine.  He does things where only someone in the peak of physical health and a SAS background go do it.  Do you ever watch Survivor man?  I find his show a lot better.  Plus... he is Canadian.  :p
 

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Friul said:
I remember watching a show a little while ago about Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy and how crossing from the coast to the island claims several lives each year since there are pockets of "quicksand" and the tide comes in so fast.  The thing is, it didn't look like the quicksand on mythbusters, but more like extremely thick mud.

I can't stand Bear Grylles, I find him very shock value.  The one in Africa were within two minutes of the show starting he is drinking his own urine.  He does things where only someone in the peak of physical health and a SAS background go do it.  Do you ever watch Survivor man?  I find his show a lot better.  Plus... he is Canadian.  :p


Funny thing is, when Les when in the Sahara he purposely said that drinking your own urine is not recommended!!!!
Bear is over the top.  Who else would fly strapped to a parachute and a fan pack over Mt. Everest?
Bear is the show off show.  Les is the "if I can do it, you can do it" kind of guy. 

I mean, Bear, while he jumps in frozen Alpine ponds, drinks muck from one of a dead camel's stomachs, would eat camel spiders, climb down waterfalls...... he has a crew.

Les, while he doesn't eat camel spiders and drink his urine, he goes out to desolate places by himself and films himself for the 7 days (or unless they HAVE to get him, like what happened in Labrador).

So Les:  authenticity value, guts, and can go it alone

So Bear:  shock value.  Doesn't go it alone, has a crew with him, what is his crew, we don't know what's going on when those cameras turn off.  It's like an expensive home movie with Bear having unlimited cash to go to far flung places to act like a kid.  Survival?  Not really, showing off?  Yup.
 

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I like eating cereal in the afternoons.  It's a combo of Bananna Nut Crunchcand whole grain Cheerios with a splash of honey.

Anyone else?
 
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