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by Niner
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: The Millsurp After Hours Gourmet
Topic: Medolo cerveza
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Medolo cerveza

A beer I haven't had in a while. It was on sale at the grocery. Modelo beer from Mexico. A delicate flavor as all Mexican beers. It comes in an odd shape bottle. Wide bottom bottle in a decidedly not long neck beer. A lot like Corona and other Mexican beers in taste. The oddest thing is the tinfoil ...
by Niner
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: What was your favorite milsurp site years ago?
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: What was your favorite milsurp site years ago?

Gunboards still is the most active site by far. Here, the last crash that wasn't fixed for a long time about killed this site after what was already a steep downward slide. But ...it's been a good down hill ride and I expect will continue until the next unforeseen crash eventually kills it.
by Niner
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago
Replies: 56
Views: 4329

Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

Here is a change of pace. Fifty years ago... minus one day... in the Mobile Press Register. The National League was counting votes for their all star team. What's interesting, besides these guys don't seem to be ancient history to me and it doesn't seem like it could have been a half century ago alr...
by Niner
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: What was your favorite milsurp site years ago?
Replies: 6
Views: 301

What was your favorite milsurp site years ago?

I remember Tuco before it turned into gunboards. That old line to line message board from at least twenty years ago. You hit one post and all responses had to be clicked on one at a time to see what anybody was saying seems really archaic now days. But...it drew lots of traffic. It was by far the to...
by Niner
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago
Replies: 56
Views: 4329

Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

A hundred years ago a new plane is christened by the governor ....with real champagne...even though there is prohibition. I went looking for a photo of the plane. A bit odd looking as far as what kind of view the pilot had flying the thing. Wonder about the guy in the nose cockpit. He doesn't look l...
by Niner
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago
Replies: 56
Views: 4329

Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

Think police are out of control today? How about a hundred years ago? Back then one law enforcement officer felt compelled to punish someone not willing to go to church.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-1/
by Niner
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Boaty Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Boaty Campbell

Here's a story about a guy who is at the edge of death but isn't the kind of guy that is upset about it. It's really about the stories he tells. His stories are good storyteller stories.

https://mobilebaymag.com/get-to-know-boaty-campbell/
by Niner
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago
Replies: 56
Views: 4329

Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

There was this little matter of Prohibition back a hundred years ago today. Seems Bacardi Rum was about to go out of business in the US for a while and the inventory divided up among the stockholders.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... -1/seq-12/
by Niner
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Panama Hat
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Panama Hat

It will go good with a cigar.
by Niner
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Panama Hat
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Panama Hat

I wear straw..paper straw actually... cheap hats with a brim in the summer. I also have some coarse weave straw hats like you used to see on the heads of old mules in photos. Either version are good enough for $20 or half that. Cool and keeps the sun off the back of my neck. However, there is such a...