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Posted: Mar 20, 2018 - 2:53pm

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Kon-Tiki huh? I knew you were cool...

 
Double take.
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Posted: Mar 20, 2018 - 2:37pm

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I'll bet I can find ours over at my dad's house. We used to love setting that up. I think we did at Christmas originally, but usually it just sat year round in the basement play room. Always out in the middle of the room, never up against the wall (see photo ), with a couple of bean bag chairs near it. It sort of served as a room divider, my sister's crap was on the other side.  The light bulb fixture was taken out of it pretty quickly because we'd left it on a few too many times and the cardboard was scorched. I read Kon-Tiki and Watership Down and Centennial and 100 other books with that in my peripheral vision.

 
Kon-Tiki huh? I knew you were cool...


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Posted: Mar 20, 2018 - 12:36pm

 oldviolin wrote:

Kon-Tiki huh? I knew you were cool...

 

 
Double-cool
 
They made a movie out of that a few years ago that got no press at all, and I see it grossed (only) 1.5 million. I thought it was well done.
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Posted: Mar 20, 2018 - 11:42am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I'll bet I can find ours over at my dad's house. We used to love setting that up. I think we did at Christmas originally, but usually it just sat year round in the basement play room. Always out in the middle of the room, never up against the wall (see photo ), with a couple of bean bag chairs near it. It sort of served as a room divider, my sister's crap was on the other side.  The light bulb fixture was taken out of it pretty quickly because we'd left it on a few too many times and the cardboard was scorched. I read Kon-Tiki and Watership Down and Centennial and 100 other books with that in my peripheral vision.

 
Kon-Tiki huh? I knew you were cool...


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Posted: Mar 20, 2018 - 11:40am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I'll bet I can find ours over at my dad's house. We used to love setting that up. I think we did at Christmas originally, but usually it just sat year round in the basement play room. Always out in the middle of the room, never up against the wall (see photo ), with a couple of bean bag chairs near it. It sort of served as a room divider, my sister's crap was on the other side.  The light bulb fixture was taken out of it pretty quickly because we'd left it on a few too many times and the cardboard was scorched. I read Kon-Tiki and Watership Down and Centennial and 100 other books with that in my peripheral vision.

 
Kon-Tiki huh? I knew you were cool...

 
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Posted: Mar 20, 2018 - 11:09am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Oh yeah, the precursor to those infrared heaters that do jack shit. At least that thing gave off 60W of heat.

 
Jack would prefer to be left out of the discussion.
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Posted: Mar 20, 2018 - 11:02am

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 I remember a friend of mine had one with a sort of scalloped/finned metal wheel that was balanced above the light bulb and the heat from the bulb made it spin and create a less-than-convincing illusion of flames in the "firebox".   There's one on Etsy for only $399.00!   

 
Oh yeah, the precursor to those infrared heaters that do jack shit. At least that thing gave off 60W of heat.
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Posted: Mar 20, 2018 - 10:54am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I'll bet I can find ours over at my dad's house. We used to love setting that up. I think we did at Christmas originally, but usually it just sat year round in the basement play room. Always out in the middle of the room, never up against the wall (see photo ), with a couple of bean bag chairs near it. It sort of served as a room divider, my sister's crap was on the other side.  The light bulb fixture was taken out of it pretty quickly because we'd left it on a few too many times and the cardboard was scorched. I read Kon-Tiki and Watership Down and Centennial and 100 other books with that in my peripheral vision.

 
 I remember a friend of mine had one with a sort of scalloped/finned metal wheel that was balanced above the light bulb and the heat from the bulb made it spin and create a less-than-convincing illusion of flames in the "firebox".   There's one on Etsy for only $399.00!   
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Posted: Mar 20, 2018 - 10:17am

 Proclivities wrote:
fireplace

 
I'll bet I can find ours over at my dad's house. We used to love setting that up. I think we did at Christmas originally, but usually it just sat year round in the basement play room. Always out in the middle of the room, never up against the wall (see photo ), with a couple of bean bag chairs near it. It sort of served as a room divider, my sister's crap was on the other side.  The light bulb fixture was taken out of it pretty quickly because we'd left it on a few too many times and the cardboard was scorched. I read Kon-Tiki and Watership Down and Centennial and 100 other books with that in my peripheral vision.
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Posted: Mar 20, 2018 - 9:43am

fireplace
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Posted: Dec 8, 2017 - 4:39am

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The wife checked in a couple of hours ago with an update in her neck of the woods.  She is safe up in Lake Elsinore but her daughter's house in Menefee /  Murietta is a couple of miles from the new fire in Riverside County, the other new one just north of the Lilac Fire in SD county.  We don't know the name of this one.  Meanwhile Jennifer is in a nursing facility nearby after a couple of months stuck in the hospital and can't get anything out if she wanted to.  Her kittehs will be evacuated and taken care of.  She does have a fireproof box for birth certificates and what not like any smart Californian does.    Hopefully it gets contained quickly.

As if the ones up north weren't enough, the ones in Ventura and LA are the big ones we all worried about and hoped would never happen, like that big earthquake we are still waiting for ...  Praying for the best.  

These fires make me think about the Doors ...  I see your hair is burning ...  {#Meditate}
 
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Posted: Dec 7, 2017 - 9:13pm

The wife checked in a couple of hours ago with an update in her neck of the woods.  She is safe up in Lake Elsinore but her daughter's house in Menefee /  Murietta is a couple of miles from the new fire in Riverside County, the other new one just north of the Lilac Fire in SD county.  We don't know the name of this one.  Meanwhile Jennifer is in a nursing facility nearby after a couple of months stuck in the hospital and can't get anything out if she wanted to.  Her kittehs will be evacuated and taken care of.  She does have a fireproof box for birth certificates and what not like any smart Californian does.    Hopefully it gets contained quickly.

As if the ones up north weren't enough, the ones in Ventura and LA are the big ones we all worried about and hoped would never happen, like that big earthquake we are still waiting for ...  Praying for the best.  

These fires make me think about the Doors ...  I see your hair is burning ...  {#Meditate}





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Posted: Dec 7, 2017 - 12:14pm

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Heroes are out there!



 
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Posted: Dec 7, 2017 - 11:56am

Heroes are out there!




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Posted: Dec 6, 2017 - 3:45pm

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Man, the heat warped those train-tracks into spirals.

Sorry, black humour from a bloke living in a high-fire risk area.

 
Makes the commute interesting.
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Posted: Dec 6, 2017 - 3:33pm

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Six Flags Magic Mountain yesterday




 
Man, the heat warped those train-tracks into spirals.

Sorry, black humour from a bloke living in a high-fire risk area.


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Posted: Dec 6, 2017 - 2:23pm

wow, latimes coverage


there's a string of videos that show some pretty crazy footage

sad stuff
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Posted: Dec 6, 2017 - 12:11pm

Six Flags Magic Mountain yesterday



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Posted: Oct 30, 2017 - 12:08pm

The woman quoted in the article, Nelda St. Clair, is the sister of my best friend. They were raised in a USFS-owned home up in the mountains; he committed suicide the summer after 7th grade. I don't see Nelda often, and always wondered if his death changed her own trajectory. It would appear so, but for the first decade at least, she was following a dangerous path. 




A Quiet Rise in Wildland-Firefighter Suicides

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