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    That sucks. Were the guns in a safe?
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    DParker replied to a thread Y'all want me to... in Podunk Corner
    Speaking of beef jerky... It's an old expression. It's a tired expression. But it's true. Everything really is bigger in Texas. I'm thinking that we have the only road-side convenience stores you can see just by looking out a window on the International Space Station. I give you the modern wonder of the world that is a Buc-ee's: I bring this up because they just opened one not too far from my little 'burb, and there's much local excitement about it. Did I say something about beef jerky (and hard sausages)? We drove through towns in Ireland that were smaller. Oh, and there are 34 of these things in the state so far, with more on the way.
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    DParker replied to a thread Y'all want me to... in Podunk Corner
    Breaking: New study shockingly reveals that people still like to eat stuff that's delicious, in spite of incessant fear-mongering. Americans are still eating a lot of processed meats, study finds We need a "Come and take them" flag with a picture of bacon and sausages.
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    2 Days Ago
    Well...you know....
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    2 Days Ago
    A man that eloquent has to be saved.
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    After all these years, I finally managed to sneak one past you.
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    Magnificent bastard. Have you read his book?
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    DParker replied to a thread Friday music vids in Podunk Corner
    Nice. Ancient blues is best blues.
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    2 Days Ago
    Interesting web site. It appears to be an Indonesian version of YouTube.
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    5 Days Ago
    ...you get a fat mouse?
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    5 Days Ago
    Funny you should mention that. It came with one that spans the 2 burners on the left. It's the part my wife was most eager to try out, and I suspect I'm going to be eating pancakes and grilled cheese sandwiches for the next 2 weeks. It also came with an attachment that holds a wok over the center burner...so now I need a wok....and a place to store it.
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    5 Days Ago
    Hunting over bait and a virtual video game all in one.
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    5 Days Ago
    I wasn't gonna' go there...so I'm glad you did. :grin:
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    5 Days Ago
    Henceforth, all of my cooking will be done using these engines from the booster stage of a Saturn V rocket (just installed in my kitchen about an hour ago). The center burner puts out 22,000 BTUs, so I can boil water right-damned-now.
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    6 Days Ago
    I've got a pile of St. Louis cut ribs (8 or 9 racks) in the freezer I need to start doing something with. This might be the inspiration I needed.
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    1 Week Ago
    Well, I can at least confirm that they sure as hell do look good.
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    DParker replied to a thread Y'all want me to... in Podunk Corner
    Your move, Florida.
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    1 Week Ago
    9mm! Oh, wait...wrong argument. Never mind. Carry on.
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    DParker replied to a thread archery targets in Podunk Corner
    Nice. I especially like the camo paint job. I almost couldn't find it in the pic.
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    DParker replied to a thread Dear HBO in Podunk Corner
    Yeah, Cruise is shorter and a lot older, but he keeps in shape doing his own stunts and stuff. Bieber is a 5'9" bean pole who weighs something like 145 lbs soaking wet. Plus, Cruise is just bat-shit crazy. I'm betting the Biebs would get his clock cleaned.
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    1 Week Ago
    Some of our stuff is cloud-based, our servers are all backed up to off-site storage and we're hoping that they'll let one or two of us in for long enough to retrieve some of our individual workstations so we can take them home and get some work done from there. So with a little luck we should be able to get something done while things are being cleaned up and repaired. But, yeah...that much is liable to take quite a while. Even after they get all the glass cleaned up, water dried up and power restored I suspect it'll be some time until they get the windows replaced, and there's no way the place will be cool enough to work in until after that happens. I'm just glad this happened on a Sunday instead of the middle of a work day. The winds came up pretty quickly and without much warning (typical TX weather), and I'm sure that a lot of people would have been seriously injured (or worse) when all that glass came flying in with us all sitting at our desks.
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    DParker started a thread Dear HBO in Podunk Corner
    Step in and make this happen and I promise to renew my subscription AND pony up the pay-per-view fee for the event. Bieber posts bizarre tweet, challenges Tom Cruise to a fight
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Update: Photo updated to add a red circle showing which office is mine. This is the office building where I work, following yesterday's wind rampage through Dallas. My company occupies the 2nd floor from the top, mostly under the "BancorpSouth" sign, and my personal office is the one just to the right of the "h" in "South". What look like two white vertical beams are the walls. The windows are (or rather, were) floor-to-ceiling, so you can imagine how much shattered glass must be all over inside these offices. We can't get into the building yet, so we have no idea how much damage has been done. It was also raining like hell when this happened, so there's likely significant water damage as well. Fortunately our servers are all in a room in the interior of the building, so at least they're intact...assuming the driving rain didn't flood the floor above ours and then leak down into the server room. Needless to say there's going to be some productivity loss for this week.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    DParker replied to a thread Y'all want me to... in Podunk Corner
    You just don't find that kind of commitment in this country anymore.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    DParker replied to a thread Y'all want me to... in Podunk Corner
    Or the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
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    DParker replied to a thread Y'all want me to... in Podunk Corner
    I wouldn't have believed this sighting if it hadn't been caught on the virtual trail cam.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    DParker replied to a thread Y'all want me to... in Podunk Corner
    That pic is actually from yesterday. I just got around to posting it today.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    DParker replied to a thread Y'all want me to... in Podunk Corner
    After 72 days dry curing in the fridge, my capicola has reached it's target level of dehydration and is ready for tasting. (Full size: https://i.imgur.com/5B1MBuU.jpg) It's a bit chewier (almost jerky-like) around the perimeter than I expected, but the paprika and other spices (mostly the paprika) combined with the dry aging give it an intense and delicious flavor. I'm thinking this would be great on a homemade pizza. Maybe that's something to try this weekend, if I have the time.
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