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Well Marco, I'd like to see you up on a thorobred, chasing a ball across a field and smacking it with a stick. At least the players are getting excercise and fresh air --- not waddling around some felt-lined table in a smoke-filled poolhall all day. And here I thought you liked men smacking balls with sticks! But, as I said in my Skylark intro, "Whatever floats your boat."
 

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LOL! Lemme tell ya, those polo ponies are as expensive to maintain as a Ferrari. Not that I have any experience with either.

Great rear end on that '53 Skylark...yeah, they were somethin' else in their day. Great rear end on #5 as well. Sigh...
Oh well, I can say I've driven a '53 Buick...my dad had one. Still remember the emblem in the center of the steering wheel...announcing the 50th anniversary of Buick.

Smoke filled? HA! Only smoke filled you'll find in Oregon has to be a private establishment....or one of those tribal casinos. Few realize it, but walk into one of those, and you're no longer subject to Oregon's no smoking law. That's because you've entered a separate nation.

Now I'll give you a treat...a chance to watch who I consider the best pool player on the planet. That would be 22 year old Fedor Gorst. Born in Russia...but now wants to stay in the USA. If/when he becomes a USA citizen, our chances of winning the Mosconi cup will take a big jump. Gotta love Shane...but I'm thinking he's lost a step..pushing 40. Father time is a cruel bastid.

Here's Fedor in an 8 ball match...BTW, I don't see either he or his opponent smoking..

 

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"Polo is perhaps the oldest team sport, although the exact origins of the game are unknown. It was probably first played by nomadic warriors over two thousand years ago but the first recorded tournament was in 600 B.C. (between the Turkomans and the Persians – the Turkomans were victorious)." --Google (from Britannica)

 

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LOL! Lemme tell ya, those polo ponies are as expensive to maintain as a Ferrari. Not that I have any experience with either.

Great rear end on that '53 Skylark...yeah, they were somethin' else in their day. Great rear end on #5 as well. Sigh...
Oh well, I can say I've driven a '53 Buick...my dad had one. Still remember the emblem in the center of the steering wheel...announcing the 50th anniversary of Buick.

Smoke filled? HA! Only smoke filled you'll find in Oregon has to be a private establishment....or one of those tribal casinos. Few realize it, but walk into one of those, and you're no longer subject to Oregon's no smoking law. That's because you've entered a separate nation.

Now I'll give you a treat...a chance to watch who I consider the best pool player on the planet. That would be 22 year old Fedor Gorst. Born in Russia...but now wants to stay in the USA. If/when he becomes a USA citizen, our chances of winning the Mosconi cup will take a big jump. Gotta love Shane...but I'm thinking he's lost a step..pushing 40. Father time is a cruel bastid.

Here's Fedor in an 8 ball match...BTW, I don't see either he or his opponent smoking..

As the man above said, "It's a gentleman's sport." Yes, I'm sure buying a thoroughbred from Argentina wouldn't be cheap. Nor would maintaining it.

I do have some experience with a '53 Buick. It had been my buddy Wayne's dad's car since new and became his "first car." It had a straight 8 and, let me tell you, it would flat haul balls! Probably not as good as the "Fireball 322," but not too shabby for an old Buick.

Forgive me for stereotyping pool with dingy smoke-filled poolhalls. All my life, whenever the subject of pool came up, my mind would flash back to the "bloody bucket" over in South Lebanon, Ohio. I now know that the game has risen to a new and far more respectable level. Wow! Old Fedor just might have a future in pool!! And as for "smoking," I'm thinking Fedor and his pals sneak off to the men's room now and then and light up a "doobie." Ya think? :ROFLMAO:

This was pretty much Wayne's car color and all...
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Try to imagine these two numbskulls riding down a country road at 80 mph, throwing eggs at people in that Buick. Hey, we were ornery! :oops:
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Oh, and the rear end on #5? Breathtaking!
 

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It's okay to admit it...watching that polo video, you were hoping for a strong gust of wind...:rolleyes:

Nope..not at this level of pool. Some top tournaments have drug testing...Yap, Fedor's opponent, is from Singapore. There, drugs carry a death penalty. No drug problem in Singapore. Crazy as it sounds, pool players are generally pretty straight arrow...Not that some won't drink before or after a match...but few do during.

Sack time for this old man..holy cow, almost 1:00.
 

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No, truthfully I didn't pay much attention to the girl at all. The guy telling all about pool had my rapt attention. But since you brought it up I went back and checked and, yeah, a big gust would've been a nice addition to the video. But, I didn't know diddly beans about polo until I read up on it and listened to him. Now I know what a "chukka" is! And that the Turkomans beat the Persians in the very first polo game back in 600 B.C. How did I sleep all this time without knowing THAT??

Yeah, I heard Singapore is rough with crime. Heck, you get 10 years without probabion for spitting on a sidewalk! We need a little of that in this country (well, maybe not the sidewalk spitting thing). I'd like to see a law enforcement crew that operated a big machine that could shoot out a huge net with compressed air and fan out, trapping all the thugs as they run out of a jewlery store they just ransacked. Snatch 40 or 50 at a time and throw the book at them. And none of the "soft on crime" cashless bail crud, either! It's time we put our foot down! We need Dean Wormer!

 
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Boy Howdy do I agree with you on crime...Alas, here in Oregon, where it's all mail voting, the folks up there in Multnomah County (Portland) must love the crime, the drugs, the homeless camps, the "mostly peaceful" demonstrations, all of it. Why do I say this? Because the local network TV news shows told us that the same politicians who did nothing about all this remain in power after the election. And it must be true, because I saw it on TV...;)

Tell ya...makes a guy want to take up Polo!

But you had me going on the straight 8. So I did a search. Dad's '53 Buick was a V-8. By golly, in '53, Buick did both! How weird is that?
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Pool going upscale...yep. Gorst is atop the moneyboard of the pool site I visit. $251,672 in tournament prize winnings so far this year. No wonder he wants to stay in the USA. Of course, a journeyman NFL QB might shake your hand for that...but playing pool doesn't involve having a quartet of 300 pound guys coming at you with ill intent, either...plus, how many other 22 year olds make $1/4 million in a year? Hey, all it takes is being the best pool player on the planet...just watch him...see how easy it is? Effortless, right? Right...
 

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John & Marilyn reunite with their old '66 Chevelle 396!

His old Chevelle had sat in the elements for over 35 years and John hadn't seen it in as long. It was he and his wife's "dating car" back in the day. This video shows their reunion with the old car, after it had been fixed up good enough to be safe. This vid will warm the cockles of your heart.

 

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That warmed my cockles too!!! And that’s was a rare Chevelle. 1966 with SS396 -325 hp 4 speed. and bucket seats with no console and no PS and no factory ac.
We had a widow woman in our small town who bought a new 1966 Black with white interior SS 396- 360 hp with power glide. Don’t remember about the ac but it was ps as the lady was in her early 70s. She wouldn’t sell it and her grandson inherited it and he had 2 boys. Blowed engine up right off the bat. Sad but true 🫣🫣
1966 was the only year of the power glide with 360 hp Chevelle
 
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  1. The body or fire-chamber of an air-stove, usually made of fire-brick.
  2. A kind of kiln or stove for drying hops.
  3. In porcelain manufacturing, a large stove used for drying biscuit-ware which has been dipped in glaze, preparatory to burning.
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Merrium AND Webster BOTH disagree... (and this was on their "Cockles of your heart" entry, so...)

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(But your defintion makes a lot more sense)... 😉
 
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The Real Knob Lick!

First of all, in my recent posting of the '53 Buick Skylark, I referred to the town of the movie "Moonshine Highway" as "Knob Lick, Tennessee." I was wrong. It was "Knob Lick, Kentucky." My bad. That said, here are some photos of the real Knob Lick!

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So I have seashells in my heart? Gee, maybe that's what it really is...not what I was told was the problem. Now I feel better. :ROFLMAO:

Damn, the photos of the real knob lick look nice...I'd take moonshiners over inner city gang bangers anytime. Really, look like it would be a nice fairly quiet place to live. But then, I've always been a small town guy who avoids the big cities. I think I'd probably get along there just fine.

I'd have to learn new local vernacular though...what's a "lick"? Mean the same as here? A place where animals can find natural minerals? There was a mineral lick near Cascadia Oregon..where a world Boon & Crockett record blacktail deer was taken. The theory being that the mineral lick helped the deer develop an impressive set of Antlers. Back then, it's location was a closely held secret among local timber industry people. My deceased best buddy was among the few who knew. Notice I said "was". That mineral lick is no longer available to the deer. The Feds built a dam...it's now under water. Before the dam flooded the area, there were some mighty impressive antler racks taken from the area.

(edit) Ohhh, that '40 Ford Deluxe Coupe looks nice...:)
 

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67 miles from me. And yes a salt lick is correct for Kaintuck.
 
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Thanks for the info. Many of the Cascadia locals are descended from "hill folk" of Kentucky, Virginia, etc. Not surprising some terms would be the same.

Now for Jimbob...our bikini girl modeling Halloween costumes. Gee, we missed the party! Probably would have been more than our geezer hearts could have handled anyway.

 

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So I have seashells in my heart? Gee, maybe that's what it really is...not what I was told was the problem. Now I feel better. :ROFLMAO:

Damn, the photos of the real knob lick look nice...I'd take moonshiners over inner city gang bangers anytime. Really, look like it would be a nice fairly quiet place to live. But then, I've always been a small town guy who avoids the big cities. I think I'd probably get along there just fine.

I'd have to learn new local vernacular though...what's a "lick"? Mean the same as here? A place where animals can find natural minerals? There was a mineral lick near Cascadia Oregon..where a world Boon & Crockett record blacktail deer was taken. The theory being that the mineral lick helped the deer develop an impressive set of Antlers. Back then, it's location was a closely held secret among local timber industry people. My deceased best buddy was among the few who knew. Notice I said "was". That mineral lick is no longer available to the deer. The Feds built a dam...it's now under water. Before the dam flooded the area, there were some mighty impressive antler racks taken from the area.

(edit) Ohhh, that '40 Ford Deluxe Coupe looks nice...:)
"It is no coincidence that some of the early travel routes wound and meandered to include locations of salt licks. Long before settlers entered Kentucky, wild animals discovered various salt springs and used them as natural salt licks.

Mineral deposits, or licks, seem to be the origins of many towns with strange names; Big Bone, originally named Big Bone Lick, is no exception. The town got its name from the many large mammoth bones and fossils found in the area." --Google

Musicians also call a catchy guitar "fill-in" on guitar a "lick." And now you know.

I knew Don would know what a "lick" was. If you live in Appalachia it also means to strike someone with your hand or a heavy object, according to Google.

And, no Paul. You don't have seashells in your heart --- "...several weedy plants of the pink family," maybe. But no shells. :LOL:
 
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