The Distract me from 2020s P&CE Thread Part Deux

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  1. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    Union Pacific Steam Club Update No. 32 - Apr. 10, 2024

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    Big Boy No. 4014's Westward Bound Tour Coming this Summer!

    Union Pacific's famed Big Boy No. 4014, the world's largest operating steam locomotive, will return to the rails this summer with a scenic tour across mountain ranges and high desert vistas in four western states: Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and California.

    Big Boy will journey from its home base in Cheyenne, Wyoming on Sunday, June 30, en route to Roseville, California, before returning to Wyoming by the end of July. It will make numerous whistle-stops in communities along the way, with public display stops scheduled in:

    • July 12-13: Roseville, California
    • July 20-21: Ogden, Utah
    Additional route details and approximate times for whistlestops will be shared closer to the tour. A route map can be found on UPsteam.com
     
  2. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    I got this email today too! It's coming through my neck of the woods.
     
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  3. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

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    United States
    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    67, called in 1970.
     
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  4. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Cascarino's Pizzeria BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Have to agree with Latarian here. Sometimes it is fun to do bad things :ROFLMAO:

     
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  5. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    Guess we’ll visit Ogden July 20-21.
     
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  6. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    California hiking post #2384

    I recently visited my parents in Redwood City and we went hiking at the nearby Edgewood Park. Edgewood is known for wildflowers, and while I think I was a week or two early for the peak, there were still lots when I went. All the hillsides were painted in yellows and purples.

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    Lots of deer around.

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  7. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    For a mere $4399.99 one can get their very own Lionel Big Boy Super Set. Comes with all the bells and whistles. upload_2024-4-10_22-7-32.jpeg
     
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  8. That's funny, that yellow flower "poppin up" from that deer's head.
     
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  9. @argentine soccer fan
    I noticed that in the Argentine papers the trashing of Ajax by Feyenoord was reported widely.
    Was that because Rulli was in the goal?
    Boy, was he mad at his team mates, yelling in the break about lack of passion and pride. In the second half he was foaming from his mouth so to speak to the defenders, as he feared he was going to see his name under a double digit score. He was like over my dead body and saved a couple of shots on target.
    How's my Feyenoord dude Bullaude doing atm?
     
  10. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
    Fornax Cluster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's a California Poppy -- state flower of California.
     
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  11. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Partly Rulli, but Ajax is well remembered in futbol-loving Argentina, because of their history with Cryuff and total football, so the story of them getting destroyed by their traditional rivals will sell.

    As far as Bullaude, he couldn't crack the starting lineup, so I suspect, being that he is quite expensive for Argentina, that they will not execute the clause to keep him when the loan ends.
     
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  12. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    The California Poppy is such a weird flower - amazingly beautiful and bright, but it thrives in the worst places. A crack in a big rock? It grows there. An outcropping of serpentine rock, which is poisonous to living things? It grows there.
     
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  13. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

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    United States
    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My weird semi-grassy weedy backyard? It grows there.

    You mentioned Mt Burdell awhile back, last spring it had more poppies than I’d ever seen there before.

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  14. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
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  15. raza_rebel

    raza_rebel Member+

    Dec 11, 2000
    Club:
    Univ de Chile
    I learned today that Shel Silverstein wrote:
    Where the Sidewalk Ends
    lyrics to a Boy named Sue
    The Giving Tree
    articles for Playboy magazine
    A Light in the Attic.

    I had no idea until today and honestly don't know what to do with this information. I just wanted to share this with everyone.
     
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  16. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Cascarino's Pizzeria BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    I'm thinking maybe this wasn't from the Cleveland Bureau of Tourism

     
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  17. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    That does it. I know I've threatened to start paying for YouTube to stop seeing their stupid ads before, but this time they went too far. I just listened to a completely serious three minute ad for a tactical pillow that has level IIIA resistance to bullets. I know I'm a pretty sad individual and my time isn't worth much, but I swear to almighty Elvis it's worth more than having to listen to that.

    Before you ask why I didn't skip it, I was making dinner and my hands were in no state to touch the tablet.
     
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  18. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have many questions. First, were you really watching YouTube? ;)
     
  19. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    YouTube has no idea who I am. I also got an ad for 700hp supercharged extreme Dodge Ram trucks. If there was a mirror universe version of spejic with a goatee, that is what he would be into. It's currently playing, as an ad, a music video from the purportedly famous country musician Dierks Bentley, whom I have never heard of until now and would be perfectly happy never hearing again. I'm also constantly getting ones from chewing tobacco and right-wing podcaster promoted supplements.

    Clearly "Big Data", as a concept, is a bunch of bull pucky.
     
  20. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    This reminds me of this old gem ...

     
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  21. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Dorothydorothydorothy

    Green Eldorado Yukon Jack

    The Wizaaaaard
     
  22. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    RTS Tactical Bulletproof Memory Foam Pillow

    everything's tactical these days. Waiting on them to introduce a tactical coffee mug
     
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  23. cliche_guevara

    Jun 1, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    The retaining walls on interstate 80, even!
     

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