The book "1491" opens your eyes about the impact of European colonization.
Don't forget the Mars landing today. Video starts at +/- 1:30-ish CST.
On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 10:22:51 AM CST, Edward Retta
Good stuff Andy.
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On Feb 15, 2021 23:15, Patrick Pennington <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Dear El Jefe de los comedores de Queso: Pretty impressive, huh? Over a year
ago I decided I had had it with using an interpreter to converse with my
patients so I started studying Spanish again using Duolingo. I’ve been faithful
daily for 346 days but I got to a point that it was repeating the same content
so now I’m learning Deutsch tambien. As to what little boys play now, my
grandson plays Pokémon (🤮). They reaffirm nothing. They learn about the same.
What my youngest two sons (22 & 20) learned of the Revolutionary War, War of
1812, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War1 & 2, Korea and Viet Nam that
was factual and comprehensive could fit inside this post with room to spare.
That was at an excellent, private, conservative all male Catholic high school
too. It wasn’t that the teachers were liberal operatives or anything, it’s that
the textbooks painted a negative picture of all we learned as kids. My kids
hated it, but I taught them American History at home, on top of what they got
at school! I gave it to them straight. I made them read Bury My Heart at
Wounded Knee as well as the version we were taught. I did my best to factually
teach both sides. Still I feel like bit was for naught. Now I live alone in the
woods, surrounded by trees and critters and I meditated a lot. I don’t read
much because I get headaches from all my computer use at work but I listen to
two books a month on Audible, the lazy man’s way. Current re-listening to Hot
Zone about the original discovery of Ebola virus. Before that, Isaac’s Storm
about the Great Galveston Hurricane. I’m rambling. It’s midnight and my dog
wants to make his evening rounds before bedtime. Haven’t lost power all day and
I’m a toasty 65 degrees inside. My sissy drink du jour is some Four Roses Small
Batch Barrel. Good stuff to contemplate the 12 inches of snow that have fallen
since noon. Adios mi hermanos. Groad
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On Feb 15, 2021, at 10:06 PM, David Townsley <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
It’s not a bait question. Hawana is adamant that I watch the whole thing. The
issue is how to keep her happy without enduring the equivalent of a root canal
Not BS’ng buds just looking for advice from long term married guys. Otherwise I
make a big bowl of quest and plow through it and Hamilton.
On Feb 15, 2021, at 8:11 PM, Edward Retta
Wow Stub! Congrats on 139 pounds! I weighed 135 our zip year. I have been
working to get to 159... The last 5 come and go. What's your secret?
My wife and I are huddled by the fireplace... Hitting the sauce just a
little... Still no elect power... Stay warm and indoors!
But, do you like queso? Lower case q. Notice very few guys took my bait...
Just like Townsley's. Very few. Poor Jeff outed himself as a Hamilton lover. He
thought it was a serious question and gave a good review I knew it was a set
up when David asked about Hamilton.
Just wondering... When kids today play soldiers, who do you suppose the bad
It's a serious question. In our day maybe little boys don't play soldier
anymore? We grew up with Rat Patrol, 12 O'Clock High, Hogan's Heros, John Wayne
as both Davy Crockett and a Green Beret, and McHale's Navy. Remember the little
Jap butler? Today they would be canceled for that. Jap lives matter. Pretty
sure that just saying Jap is bad now. I am using it in a historical sense.
This is why I don't use Facebook, I would never stop stream of conscious
I stopped thinking of the Germans as the bad guys when we grew up and I got to
work with German built machines in industry. Have had a least a dozen German
cars... One German girlfriend, don't tell my wife. Oops she is sitting beside
me... So I bought my wife a German car... She is happy about that.
I was a NASA space junkie as a kid, remember Werner Von Braun? Did you know he
was German? The 1960s space race was really a race between our German engineers
(all Nazis) and the Russian's German engineers! I met a Russian German once in
Nice, France, but I gotta go now. He outed me as a Mexican. Story for another
Who else likes sushi? Who likes queso? I promise, not trick questions.
Queso, typing in the dark.
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On Feb 15, 2021 17:54, Stephen Sublett <ssublett77@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Ed,Not a kale fan. Lots of veggies and fruit. Seafood is my go to most of the
time. Bourbon with ice is as sissy as my drinks get. Haven't had a beer in a
long time. Down to around 139 pounds (by choice).
Our roads might (not really) have ice on them tomorrow so we cancelled school
for Tuesday. It is getting down to 24 tonight, so that's really too cold for
On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 5:48 PM Edward Retta
Stub, do you also eat kale? Drink sissy drinks?
Damn! My Elec power is off again! Fifth time today. Got down to 47f inside my
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On Feb 15, 2021 17:36, Stephen Sublett <ssublett77@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I like sushi. Tuna's my fav. Key is knowing your seafood market. Slice it
myself. Beef...had some a few months ago.
On Mon, Feb 15, 2021, 5:30 PM Stephen Wright <dr.wilbur.wright@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I read your entire post, El Queso. Mostly because I was still pondering when
Rick was hip. 😎. Cheers
On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 5:27 PM Edward Retta
So... Townsley was baiting us about Hamilton!? Hmm.
What do y'all think about... Sushi?
When I saw the cast of Hamilton lecturing Mike Pence in the audience, I decided
I didn't need to see it. It just seemed like a stupid, arrogant thing to do.
Imagine the cast of Camelot lecturing Kennedy about Vietnam war. Full
disclosure, I don't like musicals much. Didn't like Oklahoma, Hair, Jesus
Christ Superstar, ...Bye Bye Birdie and Sound of Music are my favs. Guess we
are old... And I still sing 2nd tenor.
But I do like sushi. When prepared properly. And I eat it only in Japan or at a
place in Dallas approved by my Japanese teacher. Never eat sushi in Mexico or
at a gas station. Never at a gas station in Mexico! Unless you wanna die of
Who likes chili con queso?
The hills are alive...
Queso, killing time while in Ice Bowl lockdown in Dallas.
If you read this far, you need a life.
Who remembers when we were kids playing army, the bad guys were the Germans or
Did I mention the Japs invented sushi?
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On Feb 15, 2021 15:58, David Pointon <david.pointon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Here is a thought if its recorded. With the rolling black outs you'll only
have to watch 20 minutes at a time!!!
On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 2:45 PM Rick Weaver <rick.weaver.mobile@xxxxxxxxx>
David, I should have read your review of Hamilton before I sent mine - I could
have just said “ditto”!
On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 1:15 PM David Townsley <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Good for you Jeff
Here’s my problem. I like musicals. I like old musicals and newer ones as well.
I’ve been in musicals, watched them live and helped produce two over the years.
I can’t get through Hamilton. Don’t like it. Lyrics are way too fast and
couldn’t understand a lot of it without subtitles. It has nothing to do with
the subject matter or the cast, I just don’t like it.
Hawana thinks that it’s the best musical in years and has watched it numerous
times on Disney+, and I have started it several times, but within 30 minutes I
just can’t stand it anymore. She keeps telling me that it gets better later on
and there’s beautiful soloists, but I can’t muster up the time to watch the
It’s like Fight Club and Bruce Springsteen. Only watched Fight Club after
starting it over 5 times because I was invited to a birthday party where
everyone watched it and it was the b-day boys favorite movie. Never liked or
tolerated any by Springsteen then or now.
So, of all the crap we could argue over, this is a wedge of like vs distain
for. Guess I will knuckle down and try again tonight provided we have power
On Feb 15, 2021, at 8:22 AM, Jeff Davis (Redacted sender "bqdavis77" for
DMARC) <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I read Chernow’s biography of Hamilton first, then bought tickets to see the
play live, but they were canceled due to the pandemic, then was able to see
the play at home on Disney+ (and I watched it three times). You can watch a
video of the live performance many times for the price of one live ticket,
and closed captioning is helpful too. I liked it very much and recommend it.
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On Feb 14, 2021, at 11:29 PM, David Townsley <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Have any of you watched or been to a live production of Hamilton? Did you
dislike, like or rave about what you saw?