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Sat Mar 29

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 9:14 AM

Re: Muppets: Disappointing

I'm not so sure that the Muppets every really remained relevant. They never went away enough to now be nostalgic, while they also didn't stay mainstream enough entice upcoming generations. Forever classic for sure, but it wouldn't surprise me if they [more]

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tpault posted to the Disney board. 8:32 AM

Eleven parks that inspired Walt

Walt was an original, one of a kind, that's for sure. But perhaps an even more important asset of his was that he took the best ideas of other parks, to come up with Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

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Mon Mar 24

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tpault posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:48 AM

Fonzie Fixes

So I have this decrepid old electric stove. Works and everything, and is mostly decrepid because I'm a bachelor who would sooner throw the thing out rather than deep-clean it. It's from the 70's and don't get me wrong, it sure has provided many a [more]

Fri Mar 21

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tpault posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:31 AM

The Piggy Fool

When I was a kid I wanted to grow up and work in a cubicle where I could put whoopee cushions, my grandma's antique spittoon, and my dear, departed mom's uppers (short for false teeth). It seems our own Foolish editor, Eric Bleeker, has done just [more]

Sun Mar 9

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tpault replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 4:22 PM

Re: City buried my porch in snow

It's easy to forget just how treacherous it really is. I'm fortunate at this time to have a 4wd with 350 lbs of sand in the back. Even with that, the roads are slippery. The 4wd & weight mostly just help to not get stuck or slowed down when [more]

Fri Feb 28

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 5:40 PM

Re: Dis to BSA: Get Gays or Get Out

It is a tough situation for me, but I choose to fight the problem from the inside

Siggie, it sounds like you are doing a really good job "fighting" it as it were. I don't think you are hypocritical, if that's what you mean [more]

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 5:31 PM

Re: Dis to BSA: Get Gays or Get Out

I had risen through the ranks of was discriminatory and drew upon irrational fear mongering stereotypes, such as the comment that homosexual men are more crafty and creative, to justify their homophobic policies.

Well, maybe it just [more]

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tpault posted to the Disney board. 6:07 AM

Dis to BSA: Get Gays or Get Out

In what seems to be a case of schoolyard bullying, Disney is twisting the arm of Boy Scouts of America. By pulling all "Ears To You" charitable funding from the Scouts, the Mouse House is sending the message that they will not support an [more]

Thu Feb 27

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 5:40 PM

Re: 96, 96, 97 who'll give me 98

Good points Moe.

WDW is more than an entertainment venue imo. The place is an actual phenomenon. Not just the sheer size and volume of things, but the fact that they pretty much keep the place spotless and impressively maintained. We've come [more]

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tpault replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 4:52 PM

Re: City buried my porch in snow

The city plows out your SIDEWALK after a snow storm?

Yeah, well, it's for the kids you know. Otherwise they have to walk in the streets to get to school.

Paul T.

Wed Feb 26

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 6:31 PM

Re: 96, 96, 97 who'll give me 98

"But dude, it was just a Bears game!"

Thanks for the kind words and the friendly dig. Yeah, I can definitely look back and smile. And in fact, it's one of my fondest memories of my lifetime, watching the hotel guy's face [more]

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tpault posted to the Disney board. 6:14 PM

TOT, Castle vids

I don't think I posted these vids before. Oh well, a perk of getting older is old things become new again.

Tower of Terror;
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tpault posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:58 PM

City buried my porch in snow

Video is a little shaky in the beginning but it gets better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyqwZK6XBos

By the time I got home from work, they had come back and shoveled it [more]

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tpault replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:47 PM

Re: New washer, water in it

lowering the temperature of the water heater may be a good idea

Out of curiosity I dictionary.com'd the word "scald:"

1. to burn or affect painfully with or as if with hot liquid [more]

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tpault replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:37 PM

Re: New washer, water in it

foo1bar my shower's hot is left, cold is right, as it should be.

One feature that left me standing there staring into the tub amused is the balance sensor that kicks in before the wash cycle. As it's filling, it apparently wiggles the drum [more]

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tpault replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:33 PM

Re: New washer, water in it

Jean, yeah, scalding maybe technically an overstatement. Hot enough though that I necessarily had to retreat from the flow; it was too hot to stand. The good news is I'll only make that mistake once.

Thanks for the welcome back, it is [more]

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 5:30 PM

Re: 96, 96, 97 who'll give me 98

I found myself surprised by how many of my coworkers say "We went to Disney for a day, that's all I can handle of that place, kids rode the main rides and we were ready to leave after lunch."

So, yeah, I suspect that single day [more]

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tpault replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:43 AM

Re: New washer, water in it

My old washer's hot water valve stopped working, but I was content to run it only on cold. I made the bad decision today to take a shower while running a load set on "cool." I thought, now how much hot water can "cool" mode rob [more]

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tpault posted to the Disney board. 6:06 AM

96, 96, 97 who'll give me 98

99, 99, 99, 98, 99... Sold! New admission price for WDW $99

Paul T.

Tue Feb 25

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 6:44 AM

Re: MouseBucks - Unfreeze Assets, Workers Tell Mouse

During lean times Disney's been known to do mass recruiting south of the border. With what is it, 19 million people in Florida, competition for jobs is fierce, with core demography falling into low wage categories. Retirees, students, foreign workers [more]

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