ptrthgr8

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  1. Cars are dropping like flies. And the race just started. Derp. Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk
  2. I've never been a big fan of the Islays in general, but I always liked having something on hand for whenever the mood struck. I went with the Laphroaig 18 y.o. for the longest time, until one day someone on FoH suggested the Lagavulin 16 y.o. I tried it, loved it, and and have been a fan ever since. I still have half a bottle of the Laphroaig 18 and I still like it every now and then, but it seems like I really need to be in the mood for a super-strong peat note for that one. The Lagavulin 16 still has that peat/smoke profile, of course, but it just seems a bit friendlier to my palate. Goo
  3. Just snapped this pic a few moments ago. Cheers, ~ Greg ~
  4. It's a Wenig stock set that the custom builder hand fit and finished to make sure everything locked up nicely. All of the photos can be found here if you'd like a look-see: http://public.fotki.com/ptrthgr8/us_firearms/1942_sa_m1_dgr/ Cheers, ~ Greg ~
  5. You can find the cans of enbloc clips in bandoliers every now and again, but they're hard to come by. I usually get my M2 ball ammo from the CMP in boxes/spam cans when available, or loose in the 200 round ammo cans. Greek HXP is good... but I do miss the Lake City ammo. I have some of the AP rounds in the bandoliers, but I don't usually shoot that stuff unless we have steel plates to use as targets.
  6. No checkering at all. That's 100% tiger striped maple wood furniture.
  7. I had Bob try to match the wood and finish of one of my more favorite rifles. Considering that I didn't send the rifle to him for matching (he's in Texas, I'm in North Dakota - didn't want to risk shipping a one of a kind rifle for something like this) and we only relied upon the samples he sent me and the photos I sent him, I'd say he got pretty damned close enough. Cheers, ~ Greg ~
  8. It is really strange that I don't have a more recent photo of the Aristocrat showing the boxes. The most recent photo I've taken with the humidor was from Christmas time... You can see the box of Siglo VI and the RyJ Churchill tubes right behind it... but certainly not the shelves below. I will need to remedy that this weekend. Got a new pipe that needs to be photographed before I light it up for the first time, so I'll be sure to snap a few pics of the humi from the front. Cheers, ~ Greg ~
  9. So empty... so depressing: Of course, that was the day it was delivered. It's not empty today. Cheers, ~ Greg ~
  10. I don't think it was a generic guitar as much as it was generic house music. But either way it would have been better sans soundtrack entirely. Aesthetically I prefer the Berlinetta F12 to this new one... but, yeah, I sure wouldn't complain if someone gave me one. And I'm sure Vettel was tickled shitless to drive a car that actually made a racecar sound. LOL Cheers, Greg Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk
  11. If it ends up being another Mercedes snooze fest I'm pretty sure I won't make much of an effort to watch many of the races. I'm beginning to understand how the Vettel haters have felt for the last several years. Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk
  12. I can't stand that show. Never watched a full episode, but whenever that show was on prior to the nightly news we'd always catch the last 2 minutes due to the timing of everything... and every single time someone was weeping with a terrible soundtrack playing along. It was annoying. Any show that always ends with someone weeping is not a show I would want to watch. The news is actually less depressing. Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk
  13. Yeah, I can see that. There were a lot of Loyalists who went back to England (voluntarily or otherwise) after the war and I'm sure more than just a few of them were well-off types. Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk
  14. Cite your source. I'm pretty sure there was no King of Virginia prior to the revolution. Well, other than George I suppose. I love all these supposed stories everyone has. Makes for entertaining reading. Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk
  15. What assets did the then-new US federal gov't seize from Canada? I don't recall the US claiming Montreal as their own, as much as I'm sure many Canadians outside of Quebec wish they had. LOL Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk
  16. Sure it's legal. And the nationalists courts will naturally side with the nationalist government if a claim ever managed to make it to court. No disagreement there. But there's still the political/optics factor in the US. Someone has to pay that debt. Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk
  17. Well... That's rather convenient for those committing the nationalization, isn't it? And I suppose the legality of the debt depends entirely upon which side of the nationalization you're on... but either way I think it would be politically impossible for the US to ignore that $6B theft. Even if DC didn't care about the debt one way or another, I'm sure they would opt to pay the debt to allow Cuba to save face while also trying to compensate (as well they can) those whose property was stolen by the communists. Cheers, Greg Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk
  18. Of the sticks on that list, I've only had the 1966 and the LGC. I ended up going with the 1966 because it's a cigar I really enjoy. I don't think it's so good that I'm willing to part with the coin to have a cabinet full of them, but they sure are tasty and of the few boxes I've had so far I've yet to get a stinker. I almost went with the LGC because those are mighty fine, too, but I had to go with the 1966. Cheers, ~ Greg ~
  19. Yeah... that is interesting. I imagine the US will foot the bill. I mean, we might as well... we've had the printing presses in the Fed running pretty much non-stop for years and years now. What's another measly $6B? It's not even a trillion! Anything less than a trillion dollars is chump-change today. Cheers, ~ Greg ~
  20. This is the sort of FIA nonsense that drives me crazy. If the sport is truly intended to be the pinnacle of motor racing, why wouldn't the teams be *encouraged* to improve everything throughout the season? That limitation is stupid. Cost controls? What? F1 has to be the most gluttonous sport in the world. As soon as F1 stops appearing in Dubai and Monaco they can start pretending to be concerned with excessive spending. Please. Cheers, Greg Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk
  21. Oh, no doubt it went in - that's not what I was referring to. The interference was obvious and should have negated the goal. But, really, I suppose its possible the rules in IIHF hockey are different from NHL rules (which I watch far more regularly). That would never have been a goal in the NHL. Either way, though, the US team's poor handling of the puck with the empty nets didn't help them at all. You can't very well expect to keep the puck out of your empty net when you carelessly hand the thing over to the guys in the other sweaters. The best player all game for the US was Demko. He was pr
  22. Yeah... Way to go Canada. I hope all of you Canadians are sending gift baskets to the refs for that 3rd goal. Well done. Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk
  23. GO, USA! Woot!!!!!! I just want to see a really awesomely played game. No shenanigans, no refs trying to steal the show... just a damn fine hockey game. That Team USA wins. Woot!!! Cheers and here's to a good game! Greg Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk
  24. I do enjoy these tournaments, but I always feel sorry (sorta) for the second tier teams. If you put money on Canada, USA, Russia, or Sweden to win gold, you'd probably be right. Last year was a bit of a surprise with Finland getting gold, Sweden getting silver, and Russia getting bronze - and Canada and USA getting nothing - but I don't think that's the norm at all. Germany, Denmark, and Slovakia are just there to be pylons for the bigger teams. Switzerland has the spark of a team who wants to be better... but they can just never quite pull it off. I'm sure the North American ice this time
  25. One guess. Proud to be able to say I've seen the likes of Yzerman, Lidstrom, Fedorov, Shanahan, Holmstrom, Larionov, Osgood (Seattle Thunderbirds, baby!), Datsyuk, Zetterberg, and countless other Red Wings play numerous times over the years. Grew up in Seattle making roadtrips to Vancouver to catch the Wings, now living in North Dakota and have made the trip to MSP to catch the Wings play the Wild several times. Everyone said the Wings were has-beens after the struggle to make the playoffs last season, but methinks all the talking heads underestimated the Detroit farm system. Looking for

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