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    I think it would be cool if a modern company (Eastman?) would produce a Shutt style design mandolin. It should include the cool pickguard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rieter View Post
    I knew you were kidding, Mike. I'm not a giant fan of winter anymore, but the heat and humidity in Florida! My DH and I went to St. Augustine a few years back in November, and it was too hot to sit on the beach. And we went to Clearwater one time in August, and everytime you stepped out the door, it was like walking into a wall of humidity
    The story goes, a Floridian was working the Alaskan pipeline and he froze to death. Before dying he made his friends promise to cremate him. They dragged the dead body all over the tundra and finally found a house with a big enough furnace, so they put the dead guy in that furnace. Mission accomplished, but then they heard this clanking noise coming from inside that furnace. So, they looked inside that furnace and, low and behold, there I am, brought back to life! ...And I yelled, shut that furnace door, your letting my heat out.




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    I think it would be cool if a modern company (Eastman?) would produce a Shutt style design mandolin. It should include the cool pickguard.
    But then it would be made in China and not of old growth woods. Today, Post Office delivered a Chinese 1966 reissue Silverburst Epiphone SG PRO. It was nothing like my Original (Gibson) the whole thing was thinner and it had no soul. It didn't even come close. It's going back.

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    It went for $349- it was subject to forty plus bids from 13 bidders!

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    The story goes, a Floridian was working the Alaskan pipeline and he froze to death. Before dying he made his friends promise to cremate him. They dragged the dead body all over the tundra and finally found a house with a big enough furnace, so they put the dead guy in that furnace. Mission accomplished, but then they heard this clanking noise coming from inside that furnace. So, they looked inside that furnace and, low and behold, there I am, brought back to life! ...And I yelled, shut that furnace door, your letting my heat out.






    But then it would be made in China and not of old growth woods. Today, Post Office delivered a Chinese 1966 reissue Silverburst Epiphone SG PRO. It was nothing like my Original (Gibson) the whole thing was thinner and it had no soul. It didn't even come close. It's going back.
    That’s an amateur take on Robert Service’s poem, ‘The cremation of Sam McGee’ !
    This winter in NE though, is going to be a challenge, with the electric trade association demanding a 100% increase and oil hovering at ‘unaffordable plus’. Was planning to avoid the considerable labor of the woodstove, but may have to deal with it, lacking sufficient large dogs to keep me warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard500 View Post
    That’s an amateur take on Robert Service’s poem, ‘The cremation of Sam McGee’ !
    I Googled that six different ways to Sunday, not even a hint. So, I did what any red blooded amateur would do, I summoned The Great Lobachevsky and plagiarized! Knowing somebody would come up with it. Richard500, Did you look it up or remember all that? Haven't thought about that since grade school (1969 maybe).
    https://youtu.be/wGhFNYll_mU The Cremation of Sam McGee - Read By Johnny Cash. Here's credits for "Lobachevsky" by Tom Lehrer, before I get in any more trouble. https://youtu.be/IL4vWJbwmqM


    Quote Originally Posted by Richard500 View Post
    This winter in NE though, is going to be a challenge, with the electric trade association demanding a 100% increase and oil hovering at ‘unaffordable plus’. Was planning to avoid the considerable labor of the woodstove, but may have to deal with it, lacking sufficient large dogs to keep me warm.
    If only I could figure a cheap way to transport all the downed trees / wood from Hurricane Ian that is piled up around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard500 View Post
    This winter in NE though, is going to be a challenge, with the electric trade association demanding a 100% increase and oil hovering at ‘unaffordable plus’. Was planning to avoid the considerable labor of the woodstove, but may have to deal with it, lacking sufficient large dogs to keep me warm.
    For the first time pretty much ever, I'm glad to have propane as a backup to my woodstove
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    It went for $349- it was subject to forty plus bids from 13 bidders!
    And likely the ten highest bidders were reading this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rieter View Post
    For the first time pretty much ever, I'm glad to have propane as a backup to my woodstove
    I am still mostly wood, with an electric heater if I have to be gone. Not sure how many more years I have left cutting wood, and hate to have to deal with the heat from anything else, just not the same.
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    It went for $349- it was subject to forty plus bids from 13 bidders!
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    And likely the ten highest bidders were reading this thread.
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    AH! The Great Nikolai Ivanovich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Benson View Post
    AH! The Great Nikolai Ivanovich.
    Where do you think Robert Service got his story from! Well, no, it wasn't Lobachevsky, but quite often, these tall tails circulated until someone who could spell, wrote them down and took credit for them. Case in point: John Lomax took cowriting credit for Lead Belly's songs. However, even some of Leadbelly's songs were old traditional songs, that he took credit for.

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    Your lawyers’ offices in Harvard Square became more of a tourist attraction than the other hundred or so cultural and historic places in the immediate vicinity. In the early ‘80s, I actually knew a few people whose cars were routinely serviced by the brothers, but had never heard of a radio show!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickR View Post
    It went for $349- it was subject to forty plus bids from 13 bidders!
    That's what I call a true old school auction -- $19.99 starting bid and $17 bucks shipping -- the bidders determined the market value!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard500 View Post
    Your lawyers’ offices in Harvard Square became more of a tourist attraction than the other hundred or so cultural and historic places in the immediate vicinity. In the early ‘80s, I actually knew a few people whose cars were routinely serviced by the brothers, but had never heard of a radio show!
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    Ahhh yes, the boys at Car Talk on National Public Radio. I have always wondered who turned off there color T.V. (remember black & white T.V.? pre-1964) to listened to talk radio!?!? Somebody might have, though having a pulse was not mandatory.
    When did Car Talk Air on NPR?
    In January 1987, then host Susan Stamberg asked Tom and Ray Magliozzi to be weekly contributors to NPR's Weekend Edition and on October 31, 1987, Car Talk premiered as a national program, presented by NPR.
    Is Car Talk on NPR anymore?
    On June 11, 2021, it was announced that radio distribution of Car Talk would officially end on October 1, 2021, and that NPR would begin distribution of a twice-weekly podcast that will be 35–40 minutes in length and include early versions of every show, in sequential order. https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510208/car-talk

    Over the past century and more, Dewey Cheatham & Howe have represented many celebrities. Our strongest connection is, of course, with Groucho Marx. We owe him our eternal gratitude for frequently promoting our firm name. We feel the same about the boys at Car Talk, a program on National Public Radio (well, it was).

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