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re: Hurricane Irma - Spinning Down - Mr. Misanthrope on 9/9/17 at 12:45 am
[quote]This conversation has been hashed and rehashed many times in this thread. Suffice to say that Buras and the eastern parts of LA were always in that uncertainty cone.[/quote] Dizz asked when did experts err. I offered Katrina as an example with some similarities to Irma. I am not sure wha...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Hurricane Irma - Spinning Down - Mr. Misanthrope on 9/8/17 at 10:58 pm
[quote]When recently did all the facts blow up in the experts faces?[/quote] Not altogether analogous but not altogether dissimilar is The National Hurricane Center forecasting of Katrina. Models persisted in forecasting Katrina, after crossing Florida from east to west, would turn from a WSW headi...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: Hurricane Irma - Spinning Down - Mr. Misanthrope on 9/5/17 at 4:44 pm
[quote]Using the EF tornado scale, 200 MPH sustained winds is right at the borderline for an EF5.[/quote] The EF scale at times seems a bit confusing to me being a wind estimate based on various degrees of damage to various kinds of structures. It looks like it sort of incorporates the original w...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Hurricane Irma - Spinning Down - Mr. Misanthrope on 9/5/17 at 4:00 pm
Last I saw it was 185 MPH. But with continued pressure dropping 200 seems possible, even probable. I am amazed at the models that picked up the extreme deepening and commensurate increase in wind speed. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Any of you Baws ever put a portable Basketball Goal together ? - Mr. Misanthrope on 8/26/17 at 2:51 pm
Did so years ago when sons were 7 and 8. In BR when temps around Christmas Eve were (it seemed) in the teens. Think Cuba Gooding assembling that flange underwater in Men of Honor. Took almost as long. Drink will surely help. Prayer and commiseration. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Name Your Top 10 Most Influential Books - Mr. Misanthrope on 8/19/17 at 10:50 pm
LOTR: A baptism of the imagination where the abstractions of good, evil, courage and cowardice are played out in a fantasy world that is recognizable as very similar to the real one we inhabit. C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy especially the third volume That Hideous Strength: Another exploration of goo...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Looking for good ghost stories, what ya got TD? - Mr. Misanthrope on 8/19/17 at 9:33 pm
The late Russell Kirk in addition to his conservative works wrote a number of ghost stories collected in a volume called Ancestral Shadows: An Anthology of Ghostly Tales. They are quite good and some are award winners. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: What hooked you on reading & what is the first book you remember reading? - Mr. Misanthrope on 8/19/17 at 9:19 pm
Broke my leg in three places when I was in first grade. I was in casts from early October until late April. I had nothing to do but sit in the school library or when I had a walking cast walk to the public library. Random House had a series of history books that I devoured. The first one was The His...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Just picked up "The Second World War" by John Keegan - Mr. Misanthrope on 8/19/17 at 9:00 pm
Some say he writes with a a slight British bias which is perfectly understandable as he is a Brit. Just read him critically like you would any historian. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: The irony of the media coined term "White Nationalist" - Mr. Misanthrope on 8/16/17 at 3:41 pm
All of this is curious to me. What standards or criteria pertains when determining racial superiority or inferiority? Intelligence. Physical prowess. Cultural. Race or ethnicity. Few continue to accept that individual human dignity and equality stems from their status as unique creations of a Suprem...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Are millions of people about to die because of Trump's ego? - Mr. Misanthrope on 8/11/17 at 1:37 pm
You and the Dixie Chics....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Former CIA Director John Brennan Calls For A Coup If Trump Fires Mueller - Mr. Misanthrope on 7/25/17 at 9:23 am
Obfuscation. Mueller is the coup. Or a major element of it....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Historical nonfictions you are reading - Mr. Misanthrope on 7/15/17 at 8:54 pm
Two by James D. Hornfischer which I am reading for a second time: [i]Neptune's Inferno.[/i] Comprehensive treatment of the naval battles around Guadalcanal. [i]The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors.[/i]Good coverage of the Battle of Leyte Gulf but with emphasis on the destroyers and destroyer esco...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Fredo shows his weakness. - Mr. Misanthrope on 7/15/17 at 7:54 pm
[link=(https://youtu.be/5Weaop_aiTg)]John Cazale's weak enraged Fredo[/link] I have always thought that was one of John Cazale's defining performances. Fredo's years of suppressed rage rose up and signed his own death warrant. The way he uses the chair as part of his character and performance is ...
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re: Wind blows Marine's cover (cap) off while waiting by Marine One - Mr. Misanthrope on 7/10/17 at 11:18 am
I probably should have written senior rank present (not standing post at attention) could have been expected to retrieve the cover. Wasn't trying to state an established protocol other than recognizing the Marine for maintaining his bearing as he did. As no one present outranked him, CIC acted appro...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
Photo: Karl Malone & John Stockton Were At Tiger Stadium Saturday
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He's liking the Tigers now.
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Kind of creepy, Sly.
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Freak out Vols fan.
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Celebrate that win.
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