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Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   01-15-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,780
Posted By planalp
No murder case or anything......... I'll...

No murder case or anything.........

I'll never think of Perry Mason the same way again after seeing Raymond Burr portraying menacing film noir villains. He was damned good at it.

I don't...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   01-15-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,780
Posted By planalp
Well, I went in for jury duty yesterday and got...

Well, I went in for jury duty yesterday and got picked to sit on a 4-day trial so I felt obligated to watch Twelve Angry Men last night..........
Forum: Bike and Rider Gear   01-05-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By planalp
I always carry my wallet in a front pocket when...

I always carry my wallet in a front pocket when wearing jeans/pants, but will admit that's mostly because I like the security of it in a front pocket as opposed to a rear pocket: that is, it's a...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   01-01-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,780
Posted By planalp
One of my favorite Bronson movies is Death Hunt. ...

One of my favorite Bronson movies is Death Hunt. Lee Marvin rocks some nice slit snow goggles. We all know, of course, that Marvin and Bronson were in The Dirty Dozen.
...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   01-01-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By planalp
'The most comprehensive study of deaths due to...

'The most comprehensive study of deaths due to tiger attacks estimates that at least 373,000 people died due to tiger attacks between 1800 and 2009, the majority of these attacks occurring in South...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   01-01-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,780
Posted By planalp
My latest film-viewing foray has been "Original...

My latest film-viewing foray has been "Original Vs. Remake."

Last weekend I watched the original 1946 "The Razor's Edge" with Tyrone Power which I had never seen before and then the 1984 Bill...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   12-30-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By planalp
Glad They Don't Have These Around Here

Perhaps not "deadly," but if I experienced this, the video would also showcase a large plume of shat erupting onto the roadway behind me after it cut through the seat of my jeans with the brute force...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   12-27-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,032
Posted By planalp
I'm 57. My hair's not gray, but the beard I grow...

I'm 57. My hair's not gray, but the beard I grow out in the Winter is and I've noticed a lot of times it will get me a Senior Discount without even asking for one. Without the beard, most people...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   12-24-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By planalp
I smoke so it's not like it really matters to me,...

I smoke so it's not like it really matters to me, but I'm thinking all these fire-retardant and other manufacturing-related chemicals involved in producing carpeting, furniture, bedding, drapes, etc....
Forum: Never let your guard down   12-14-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By planalp
You're lucky you're not dead. Getting hit at a...

You're lucky you're not dead. Getting hit at a standstill by a vehicle traveling 45-50mph is a hellacious impact. Not that the outcome wasn't bad enough, but I'm glad to hear it wasn't worse.
...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   12-12-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By planalp
In my opinion, both worthy projects. Well done! ...

In my opinion, both worthy projects. Well done!

I will assume an oil fill cap is next?
Forum: Southeast Riders   12-05-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,664
Posted By planalp
Hey, a therapeutic hobby deemed good enough for...

Hey, a therapeutic hobby deemed good enough for the shattered veterans who had to be removed in wicker baskets (origin of the term "basket case," by the way) to English field hospitals from places...
Forum: Southeast Riders   12-05-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,664
Posted By planalp
But wait! There's more! You can look forward...

But wait! There's more! You can look forward to a When You Can't Ride sub-topic of my newfound Winter 2019/2020 hobby: Knitting!

The site might even pick up a new bonafide vendor if I start...
Forum: Southeast Riders   11-30-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,664
Posted By planalp
I will say that over the years, I never had...

I will say that over the years, I never had anything go seriously wrong with my KLR while I had it and I'm not really one to tinker or modify, so I never really gained a whole lot from the wealth of...
Forum: Southeast Riders   11-28-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,664
Posted By planalp
If anybody feels it would help, I would be...

If anybody feels it would help, I would be willing to don a sports-kini, pierce my navel and create an introductory video for this site. I stand ready.
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   11-24-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By planalp
The question is: Why do people even say this in...

The question is: Why do people even say this in the first place? I've heard it many times over the years.

If they are a complete stranger, you can bet they really don't care if you die on a...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   11-24-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,780
Posted By planalp
My apologies for that faux pas, Damocles! Not...

My apologies for that faux pas, Damocles! Not sure what I was thinking there................
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   11-24-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By planalp
The Lama (big hitter, the Lama) already told me...

The Lama (big hitter, the Lama) already told me that I would receive total consciousness on my death bed. So I've got that going for me..........
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   11-24-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By planalp
I'm walking down that staircase, but my responses...

I'm walking down that staircase, but my responses tend to be mean-spirited to the point of not being viable options:


"Yeah, there are lots of people who just never get the hang of riding a...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   11-24-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,780
Posted By planalp
Ah, sorry Damocles. I thought you had noted in...

Ah, sorry Damocles. I thought you had noted in the past that you appreciated her on The View so thought perhaps you were familiar with her entire body of work. I might have you confused with...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   11-24-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By planalp
You could always try "Killed? Was it a drug...

You could always try "Killed? Was it a drug deal that went bad or something?"
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   11-23-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,780
Posted By planalp
I will also admit sometimes I just really don't...

I will also admit sometimes I just really don't care about the lyrics.

I've always liked the song "Sara" by Fleetwood Mac. For 40 years, I've never really understood half the lyrics. I read the...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   11-23-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,780
Posted By planalp
Good question. I don't know. Cue Damocles. He...

Good question. I don't know. Cue Damocles. He probably knows.
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   11-23-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By planalp
The Germans have a phrase for this. I...

The Germans have a phrase for this.

I experience it on a regular basis.


“Treppenwitz”

Literal translation: Staircase joke

Meaning: A witty comment that only occurs to you once the...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   11-23-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,780
Posted By planalp
For years as a kid, even though it made...

For years as a kid, even though it made absolutely no sense, I interpreted the line "shining star come into view" from Earth Wind and Fire's pop hit "Shining Star" as:

"Shining Stockholm...
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