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  • PopeyePopeye Posts: 14,296 AG
    rock_fish wrote: »
    I call shenanigans. That's about an hours drive apart.

    Why do you think that he go's by Flash?
  • Tarpon65Tarpon65 Posts: 6,633 Admiral
    Popeye wrote: »
    Why do you think that he go's by Flash?

    Because he wears a trench coat to the beach during the summertime!
    Always Do Sober What You Said You'd Do Drunk. That Will Teach You To Keep Your Mouth Shut. - Ernest Hemingway
  • PopeyePopeye Posts: 14,296 AG
    Tarpon65 wrote: »
    Because he wears a trench coat to the beach during the summertime!

    :Popcorn
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,215 AG
    Popeye wrote: »
    :Popcorn

    We don't have any real beaches here. Have not seen one in years.
    My name was given to me by a neighbor due to my photography background.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
  • PopeyePopeye Posts: 14,296 AG
    Flash wrote: »
    We don't have any real beaches here. Have not seen one in years.
    My name was given to me by a neighbor due to my photography background.

    I have a similar story myself. I can pop out my left eye.

    My name was given to me by a life long fishing/drinking buddy.
  • jad1097jad1097 Posts: 9,611 Admiral
    Flash wrote: »
    We don't have any real beaches here. Have not seen one in years.
    My name was given to me by a neighbor due to my photography background.


    You photograph the laughter of the men you flash?
  • Tarpon65Tarpon65 Posts: 6,633 Admiral
    jad1097 wrote: »
    You photograph the laughter of the men you flash?

    Flash caused Popeye's left eye to pop out!
    Always Do Sober What You Said You'd Do Drunk. That Will Teach You To Keep Your Mouth Shut. - Ernest Hemingway
  • rock_fishrock_fish Posts: 11,833 AG
    Flash wrote: »
    One on the 4th, one on the 5th.


    Shenanigans!
  • PopeyePopeye Posts: 14,296 AG
    Tarpon65 wrote: »
    Flash caused Popeye's left eye to pop out!

    no he didn't
  • jad1097jad1097 Posts: 9,611 Admiral
    Popeye wrote: »
    no he didn't

    You're in denial
  • SWFL_F1sh0nSWFL_F1sh0n Posts: 17,248 Officer
    Parkerboy wrote: »
    You did see where it is $10.00 per head didn't you? For hot dogs that is a fair price. In fact the $10.00 covers more than the food because money from it is donated to a local charity. The $10.00 is entrance and dogs beer is extra

    Nice try however.

    oh, so I guess all the double pay for the government personnel to be on staff is part of the $10 as well!!! Increased security due to the high volume of terrorist in CR, etc. . . . JUST so you can pretend to be an American . ..

    (you know I was kidding right?)
  • PopeyePopeye Posts: 14,296 AG
    Griz wrote: »
    Chain of lakes in Winter Haven.

    Will you actually be up this way?

    If so, why?
  • Major WaderMajor Wader Posts: 702 Officer
    Working on the mountain property.
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  • navigator2navigator2 Posts: 22,511 AG
    duckmanJR wrote: »
    So, what are your plans for the 4th?...

    I have my whole family (Children & grandchildren) coming to visit..... a large crowd.
    With 6 granddaughters under age 8.... I made sure to nail down my " Worlds greatest grampa" position by having a bounce house with wet slide delivered on Thursday eve so they will be going to the Parade...BBQ and fun in the back yard all day...then go watch the fireworks.

    Got one of these. Going to the border to get some range time on Messicans.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Team SabatageTeam Sabatage USA, USA, USAPosts: 13,014 AG
    Going to Cabela's to exercise my 2nd amendment rights, because I can.
    Strap me in, tie me down and roll me a bone, I'm getting on an airplane and I'm flying home...
  • navigator2navigator2 Posts: 22,511 AG
    Flash wrote: »
    Usually I stay well hid, but may go to a couple of fireworks shows. One in Cedar Key, one in Suwannee.

    Is the one in Suwannee Friday or Saturday night? Might see you there. :grin
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  • S.S.TupperwareS.S.Tupperware Posts: 1,057 Officer
    Celebratin our anniversary, then lots of alcohol and tomfoolery... with fireworks...
  • fordrobfordrob Posts: 362 Officer
    bbq at my sisters this year no cookin for me. time with friends and family and lots o beverages for sure.
    anything worth doing, is worth overdoing
  • tunamantunaman Posts: 3,767 Captain
    duckmanJR wrote: »
    So, what are your plans for the 4th?...

    I have my whole family (Children & grandchildren) coming to visit..... a large crowd.
    With 6 granddaughters under age 8.... I made sure to nail down my " Worlds greatest grampa" position by having a bounce house with wet slide delivered on Thursday eve so they will be going to the Parade...BBQ and fun in the back yard all day...then go watch the fireworks.

    Sounds like fun duckman! Nothin better than a day with the family! Can I come over and use the bounce house if I promise to play well with the kids??? LOL (bet that would be worth selling tickets for!!) Have fun, post pics!!!

    Afraid I'll pretty much be tied home taking care of my little dog (broken pelvis in two places, on Fri, June 20)! Gonna be 6-8 weeks to recover to what degree?? Hey, glad I'm able to help him!! Again, have fun!!
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,215 AG
    navigator2 wrote: »
    Is the one in Suwannee Friday or Saturday night? Might see you there. :grin

    Saturday night.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
  • tankardtankard Posts: 7,031 Admiral
    I will be with my band working for the City of Palatka, playing their 4th festivities until the fireworks start. The we pack our crap and leave.

    Good money though.
  • on_the_rockson_the_rocks Posts: 7,910 Admiral
    Longdoggers throws a big party in the south pavilion @ Paradise Beach every year.
    Lots of hot chix participating in all kinds of crazy games...all the food and beer one can handle.
    Only have a 3 day work week too... should be a fun holiday.
  • Look Out BelowLook Out Below MiccoPosts: 3,823 Moderator
    DuPont wrote: »
    Longdoggers throws a big party in the south pavilion @ Paradise Beach every year.
    Lots of hot chix participating in all kinds of crazy games...all the food and beer one can handle.
    Only have a 3 day work week too... should be a fun holiday.

    Really I didn't know that! Hmmmmm...
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  • SLW210SLW210 Posts: 2,226 Captain
    Heading to Italy.
  • FinfinderFinfinder Posts: 9,999 Admiral
    going to Jupiter to set up the fireworks display
  • GrizGriz Palm Beach Gardens, FloridaPosts: 9,904 Admin
    Popeye wrote: »
    Will you actually be up this way?

    If so, why?

    Reading comprehension not a strength?
    The early bird may get the worm, but the Second Mouse gets the cheese. SW

    :Griz
  • GA FinGA Fin Posts: 8,956 Admiral
    SLW210 wrote: »
    Heading to Italy.

    Ask everyone you meet if they know Ballak. I think he's just a persona of Popeye's and doesn't really exist.
    Straight white male living a life of privilege and proud of it.


    "The greatest pleasure is to vanquish your enemies and chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth and see those dear to them bathed in tears, to ride their horses and clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters."
  • BallaCoiPersiciBallaCoiPersici NW Italy (Laveno Mombello)Posts: 5,970 Admiral
    I'm true.
    You can ask confirmation to Sasquatch; yesterday evening we won a lot of money betting together on the unicorns races.

    P.S. Someone is really coming to Italy ?
    Massimo (former Ballak) - Please, be patient for my English
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  • Baits OutBaits Out Posts: 12,331 AG
    This oldie goldie is still a good read:

    "This year, why not hold an old-fashioned Fourth of July Picnic?

    Food poisoning is one good reason. After a few hours in the sun, ordinary potato salad can develop bacteria the size of raccoons. But don't let the threat of agonizingly painful death prevent you from celebrating the birth of our nation, just as Americans have been doing ever since that historic first July Fourth when our Founding Fathers - George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Bob Dole and Tony Bennett - landed on Plymouth Rock.

    Step one in planning your picnic is to decide on a menu. Martha Stewart has loads of innovative suggestions for unique, imaginative and tasty summer meals. So you can forget about her. "If Martha Stewart comes anywhere near my picnic, she's risking a barbecue fork to the eyeball" should be your patriotic motto. Because you're having a traditional Fourth of July picnic, and that means a menu of hot dogs charred into cylinders of industrial-grade carbon, and hamburgers so undercooked that when people try to eat them, they leap off the plate and frolic on the lawn like otters.

    Dad should be in charge of the cooking, because only Dad, being a male of the masculine gender, has the mechanical "know-how" to operate a piece of technology as complex as a barbecue grill. To be truly traditional, the grill should be constructed of the following materials:

    * 4 percent "rust-resistant" steel;

    * 58 percent rust;

    * 23 percent hardened black grill scunge from food cooked as far back as 1987 (the scunge should never be scraped off, because it is what is actually holding the grill together);

    * 15 percent spiders.

    If the grill uses charcoal as a fuel, Dad should remember to start lighting the fire early (no later than April 10) because charcoal, in accordance with federal safety regulations, is a mineral that does not burn. The spiders get a huge kick out of watching Dad attempt to ignite it; they emit hearty spider chuckles and slap themselves on all eight knees. This is why many dads prefer the modern gas grill, which ignites at the press of a button and burns with a steady, even flame until you put food on it, at which time it runs out of gas.

    While Dad is saying traditional bad words to the barbecue grill, Mom can organize the kids for a fun activity: making old-fashioned ice cream by hand, the way our grandparents' generation did. You'll need a hand-cranked ice-cream maker, which you can pick up at any antique store for $1,875. All you do is put in the ingredients, and start cranking! It makes no difference what specific ingredients you put in, because - I speak from bitter experience here - no matter how long you crank them, they will never, ever turn into ice cream. Scientists laugh at the very concept. "Ice cream is not formed by cranking, " they point out. "Ice cream is formed by freezers." Our grandparents' generation wasted millions of man-hours trying to produce ice cream by hand; this is what caused the Great Depression.

    When the kids get tired of trying to make ice cream (allow about 25 seconds for this) it's time to play some traditional July Fourth games. One of the most popular is the "sack race." All you need is a bunch of old-fashioned burlap sacks, which you can obtain from the J. Peterman catalog for $227.50 apiece. Call the kids outside, have them line up on the lawn and give each one a sack to climb into; then shout "GO!" and watch the hilarious antics begin as, one by one, the kids sneak back indoors and resume trying to locate pornography on the Internet.

    Come nightfall, though, everybody will be drawn back outside by the sound of loud, traditional Fourth of July explosions coming from all around the neighborhood. These are caused by the fact that various dads, after consuming a number of traditionally fermented beverages, have given up on conventional charcoal-lighting products and escalated to gasoline. As the spectacular pyrotechnic show lights up the night sky, you begin to truly appreciate the patriotic meaning of the words to The Star-Spangled Banner, written by Francis Scott Key to commemorate the fledgling nation's first barbecue:

    And the grill parts' red glare;
    Flaming spiders in air;
    Someone call 911;
    There's burning scunge in Dad's hair

    After the traditional visit to the hospital emergency room, it's time to gather 'round and watch Uncle Bill set off the fireworks that he purchased from a roadside stand operated by people who spend way more on tattoos than dental hygiene. As Uncle Bill lights the firework fuse and scurries away, everybody is on pins and needles until, suddenly and dramatically, the fuse goes out. So Uncle Bill re-lights the fuse and scurries away again, and the fuse goes out again, and so on, with Uncle Bill scurrying back and forth with his Bic lighter like a deranged Olympic torchbearer until, finally, the fuse burns all the way down, and the firework, emitting a smoke puff the size of a grapefruit, makes a noise - "phut" - like a squirrel passing gas. Wow! What a fitting climax for your traditional old-fashioned July Fourth picnic!

    Next year you'll go out for Chinese food."

    (This Dave Barry column was originally published June 28, 1998.)

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/06/30/2875138/all-fired-up-for-the-fourth.html

    A southeast Florida laid back beach bum and volunteer bikini assessor who lives on island time. 
  • PopeyePopeye Posts: 14,296 AG
    Griz wrote: »
    Reading comprehension not a strength?

    You have asked me that same thing numerous times. :huh

    In different context's of course.
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