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[#] Wed Aug 13 2014 12:56:02 EDT from fleeb

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Heh... imagining IG pronouncing his words such that the nouns always end with 'o'.

[#] Fri Aug 15 2014 00:03:06 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Yeah.  I happen to be 50% Calabrese, so I'm very thickheaded ... half of the time.

[#] Fri Aug 15 2014 10:41:17 EDT from vince-q

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But not as much as if you were Napolitan' !!

[#] Fri Aug 15 2014 22:41:04 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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umm ... actually, that *is* the other half.

[#] Wed Aug 20 2014 19:12:02 EDT from Ladyhawke

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Hmm....  So depending on how mad at you someone was, they could drop you on the hard half of your head or the soft half

[#] Wed Aug 20 2014 20:50:00 EDT from vince-q

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Not to worry, IG.
My grandmother ('Bruzese) used to say that "A Napolitan is a Calabrese that knows good food!"

[#] Wed Aug 20 2014 22:33:36 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I'll remember that the next time I burn the sunday gravy on this @#$#%^&^(*#$ electric stove. :(

Speaking of which, we're still unpacking boxes from the recent move into our new house. Inside one of the boxes I found Malaysia Air flight 370. So that's where it was ... I packed it away by accident. Sorry about that.

[#] Thu Aug 21 2014 08:44:42 EDT from Freakdog <>

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Glass cooktop stoves are the absolute best.

[#] Thu Aug 21 2014 09:52:46 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Better than gas?

[#] Thu Aug 21 2014 13:05:49 EDT from vince-q

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2014-08-21 08:44 from Freakdog @dogpound2 (Dog Pound BBS II)
Glass cooktop stoves are the absolute best.

I absolutely cannot imagine how that would work out with my extremely inquisitive cat!

[#] Sat Aug 23 2014 00:47:12 EDT from ax25

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Glass cooktops are good if you don't boil over.  Old style if you want to pretend you did not boil over until much later.

[#] Mon Aug 25 2014 14:55:25 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Whatevs.  As soon as I can manage it, I'm deploying a propane tank behind my house and installing a gas cooktop.

[#] Mon Aug 25 2014 19:00:07 EDT from vince-q

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Make sure you have a building permit and have it inspected after it is installed (by a licensed contractor).

Otherwise you run a good chance of voiding your fire insurance.

[#] Tue Aug 26 2014 22:16:56 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Oh that's all right, I'm just going to burn down Town Hall where they keep all the records. That way they'll have no way of knowing that the gas stove hadn't been there since the beginning.

After what I had to go through to legalize the old house, I'm a little turned off to permits right now.

[#] Wed Aug 27 2014 01:39:20 EDT from vince-q

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Heh. In 1982 I was buying a house in NJ that had been vacant for about 8 months. The mortgage company wanted a well test, and the county said that they would not test the well/septic until the house had been lived-in for 90 days - so I did a 3 month lease/purchase and moved in.

As soon as I moved in I got permission from the seller/landlord to put up my ham tower (110') so I went ahead and 'just did it.'

So 90 days later they inspect, the house passed, and we went to closing.

The house closed.

About 2 months later there's a knock on the door.

I answer - it's this "suit" who tells me he's the code enforcement officer.

So I go outside to talk to him.

He says "do you have a permit for that tower?"

I said to him "that thing? That was here when I bought the house!"

End of story.

[#] Wed Sep 10 2014 17:16:26 EDT from wizard of aahz

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England, I was born in the USA. However, unlike Bruce Springsteen, I

have never performed "Born in the USA," and of course I have to make

I remember going to see Live Aid in Montreal. Bruce opened with Born in the USA. I just shook my head.

[#] Wed Oct 01 2014 11:06:30 EDT from fleeb

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It's 11 O'clock. Do you know where your children are?

Because WE do.

[#] Thu Oct 02 2014 15:33:13 EDT from triLcat

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10:30 - Thank G-d, they're in their beds!

[#] Fri Oct 03 2014 00:33:57 EDT from ax25

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Her is how it stands where my kids grow up:

AgeSunday-ThursdayFriday and Saturday
Under 12 Home by 9 p.m. Home by 10 p.m.
12 to 14 Home by 10 p.m. Home by 11 p.m.
15 to 17 Home by 11 p.m. Home by midnight

[#] Fri Oct 03 2014 10:01:26 EDT from fleeb

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That was lenient by my parent's standards.

I was never permitted to be out at midnight. I always had to be home by 10pm at least until I left home (18 years).

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