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  1. So are these clones certified 100% Grade AAAAA Vermin-Free® or are we just taking your word?! I mean I'd hate to get my hopes up and then receive a Grade B piece with 904SS (Slightly Skanky) steel.
  2. Unfortunately, the hours and minutes hands are slightly off too. That's the problem with going to the Nth degree with a build, there's always something you can do better to make it look more realistic. Once you've gone this far, you need to call it good, or go ahead and take it to the end. There are several tutorials here that show the differences between different hands sets. You'll want a set with an asymmetrical triangle tip to the hours hand, and a minutes hand that extends to the minutes ring. Then you'll have to decide if the age you're representing with the watch needs flat or "curved" hands. This is the logical conclusion of a high end build. Once you start throwing big money at it with rarely sourced parts, you really need to go ahead and take it to the finish line.
  3. My sister sent this to me today: "60 million Americans were infected with the Swine flu, resulting in 274,304 hospitalizations and 12,469 deaths. No media panic, no trashing of president Barack Obama, and no travel ban. You don't even remember it." I'd rather that we were all responding to this "crisis" more along those lines.
  4. This is such a great result ... have you thought about your hands? With that nice Vietnam dial maybe you should step up the hands a notch and go for a tapered seconds hand. It's subtle but it's part of the final finished look.
  5. Well of course, old friend, you’re on the front lines. It’s stress response to what’s happening. You’re young, strong and smart. I have confidence you’ll pull through this just fine. We haven’t eaten our last steak together where that buxom Russian lass was making eyes at you.
  6. This day is called the feast of Crispian: He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named, And rouse him at the name of Crispian. He that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours, And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:' Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars. And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.' Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot, But he'll remember with advantages What feats he did that day: then shall our names. Familiar in his mouth as household words Harry the king, Bedford and Exeter, Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester, Be in their flowing cups freshly remember'd. This story shall the good man teach his son; And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remember'd; We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition: And gentlemen in England now a-bed Shall think themselves accursed they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
  7. Fingers crossed, gents............... Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, who created the highly-cited Imperial College London coronavirus model, which has been instrumental in governmental policy decision-making, offered a massive revision to his model on Wednesday. Ferguson’s model projected 2.2 million dead people in the United States and 500,000 in the U.K. from COVID-19 if no action were taken to slow the virus and blunt its curve. However, after just one day of ordered lockdowns in the U.K., Ferguson has changed his tune, revealing that far more people likely have the virus than his team figured. Now, the epidemiologist predicts, hospitals will be just fine taking on COVID-19 patients and estimates 20,000 or far fewer people will die from the virus itself or from its agitation of other ailments. (NewScientist link) Author and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson broke down the bombshell report via Twitter on Thursday morning: “This is a remarkable turn from Neil Ferguson, who led the [Imperial College] authors who warned of 500,000 UK deaths. He now says both that the U.K. should have enough ICU beds and that the coronavirus will probably kill under 20,000 people in the U.K. — more than 1/2 of whom would have died by the end of the year in any case because they were so old and sick.” Berenson continued: “Essentially, what has happened is that estimates of the viruses transmissibility have increased — which implies that many more people have already gotten it than we realize — which in turn implies it is less dangerous. Ferguson now predicts that the epidemic in the U.K. will peak and subside within ‘two to three weeks’ — last week’s paper said 18+ months of quarantine would be necessary.”
  8. I’m on telecommute status for the foreseeable future, and my local bars are closed but the takeout places are doing a roaring business. Gotta keep the hootch flowing when it’s cold out!
  9. Yep let’s be smart about this. It’s a good excuse to avoid those jerks you know about, and wash your fricken hands willya? [emoji12]
  10. Dang, MOAB. Be safe out there. We don't have any ventilators where I live so my plan is to drive real fast with my head hanging out the window.
  11. Even worse, imagine a pissed off Bobby Hull taking shots at your noggin, with nothing between you and him but your chiclets. Here's a treat, go back and watch the BOS/TBL game from March 3rd. That was an old school big boy game.
  12. I'm SURE you meant to say "Boston Bruins" Grab a stick, big guy! I have a new pair of Vapors and the pond is polished smooth. WOOT WOOT
  13. I feel your pain brother. Who are these imbeciles to suspend my NHL season?!!!!! Heads will roll.
  14. We at the RWG command center would like our members to know we have things well under control. We are prepared for a wide variety of catastrophes, some better than others.
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