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I got all excited :(

We saw this logo on a van on the way into a village fair this weekend. Turns out, it had nothing to do with mustelids.

It was two young men dressed as cleaning ladies who made a campy fuss dusting off the tea area. Don’t ask me, I just live here.

I don’t think it was any kind of progressive gender bending, just an English thing. The English have the cross-dressing gene bad.


Comment from blake
Time: August 8, 2022, 7:16 pm

“Are there any women here today?”
“No! No!” “No! No!”

Comment from Pupster
Time: August 8, 2022, 9:48 pm

I might pay real money for a ferret reenactment of Grease.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: August 9, 2022, 12:05 am

The Batly township Ferret club re-enacts the battle of Iwo Jima

Meanwhile Durnedyankee re-enacts the Boston Tea Party by hurling his Kindle across the room when it keeps correcting, incorrectly, the things he types.

For example, “Durnedyankee” is “Turned Banker” and “Iwo Jima” is “I’m Mine”.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 9, 2022, 1:07 am

@Durnedyankee — The top item on my list of spell check anomalies is that M$FT Word would happily accept ultraconservative but feign ignorance of the term ultraliberal.

Comment from Deborah Hendrick
Time: August 9, 2022, 2:47 am

The word ultraconservative just reminded me: I’ve been shopping for new stereo components (I am so old). I need all the pieces: CD player, cassette, turn-table, and AM/FM radio. But guess what is missing from the high-end systems?

AM RADIO! I think it’s a conspiracy to keep us from listening to conservative talk radio, and to kill off the AM band. FM is still there, but AM is not.

Has anyone else noticed this?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 9, 2022, 12:05 pm

@Deborah Hendrick — I don’t listen to radio myself (hearing impaired, I am) but I just looked and there are a bunch of online streaming services that advertise themselves specifically as a source for conservative radio talk shows.

I imagine that newer stereo setups accept WiFi or Bluetooth connections from a computer, e.g. Chromecast.

Also, if your TV is “smart” and Internet connected, you may well be able to listen that way, e.g. Chromecast again.

Aside: I used to categorize myself as a “classical liberal” but these days it seems “ultraconservative” means the same thing to a lot of folks. So, now I call myself an Abolitionist but don’t elucidate just what it is I want to abolish. I do have a little list… (-:

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 9, 2022, 8:26 pm

Yes, I haven’t listened to actual through-the-air-waves radio in a long time.

A little slice of me thinks a ham radio wouldn’t be a bad idea right about now…

Comment from BJM
Time: August 10, 2022, 5:09 pm

@Stoaty…Guess what the gummint wants to eliminate? Ham radio…seems they can’t control it, so it’s got to go.

@Deborah…when you say “high end” have you looked at McIntosh’s MR87? (McIntosh has no connection with Apple)

We run all McIntosh gear (except the B&O turntable) and our mid-70’s MR78 is as crystal clear as it was out of the box.

You might check out Engstrom or B&O…but if the prices give you a nosebleed Pioneer and Onkyo make good tuners.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: August 11, 2022, 2:08 am

@BJM—I have not looked at McIntosh or the other brands you mention, but I will. I want to take my time. Thank you 🙂

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