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  1. Yes, of course, but first licked the door handle.
  2. Turns out, I'm above average! Mom always said I was special! (As she put me on the little bus)
  3. Thanks for sharing. Hopefully a path to closure, hopefully leads to a path to peace.
  4. Lots of grooming & not so much traffic. Nice wide rollers east from there. Dreamy.
  5. Max 2 homies at a time in warming huts and both gotta face the walls. End of July = Prime tricycle season!
  6. Just an every day typical morning commute!... 1971's The French Connection features one of the most harrowing car chases in cinema history: Detective Jimmy Doyle (Gene Hackman) hurtling down crowded NYC streets in a brown Pontiac to catch a bad guy who's commandeered an elevated subway train. It's a lurid orgy of screeching tires, darting traffic, and considerable impacts–and as Gothamist explains, much of it was shot on busy city streets with no traffic control, putting unsuspecting drivers and pedestrians literally in the center of the deadly high-speed action. From IMDB's trivia page on the Academy Award-winning movie: The car chase was filmed without obtaining the proper permits from the city. Members of the NYPD's tactical force helped control traffic. But most of the control was achieved by the assistant directors with the help of off-duty NYPD officers, many of whom had been involved in the actual case. The assistant directors, under the supervision of Terence A. Donnelly, cleared traffic for approximately five blocks in each direction. Permission was given to literally control the traffic signals on those streets where they ran the chase car. Even so, in many instances, they illegally continued the chase into sections with no traffic control, where they actually had to evade real traffic and pedestrians. Many of the (near) collisions in the movie were therefore real and not planned (with the exception of the near-miss of the lady with the baby carriage, which was carefully rehearsed). A flashing police light was placed on top of the car to warn bystanders. A camera was mounted on the car's bumper for the shots from the car's point-of-view. Hackman did some of the driving but the extremely dangerous stunts were performed by Bill Hickman, with Friedkin filming from the backseat. Friedkin operated the camera himself because the other camera operators were married with children and he was not. And that sudden, jarring crash with a crossing white Ford? There's a reason it looks so spontaneous: The other driver was a local who stumbled unbeknownst into the renegade stunt shoot that was taking place on an uncleared public road, according to IMDB: The car crash during the chase sequence, at the intersection of Stillwell Ave. and 86th St., was unplanned and was included because of its realism. The man whose car was hit had just left his house a few blocks from the intersection to go to work and was unaware that a car chase was being filmed. The producers later paid the bill for the repairs to his car.
  7. We respect you notre frère! For being gifted at telling stories thru your lens, and for being OTG (off the grid)! Just sayin', we've got a bunch of web-savvy folks here, maybe even some with e-commerce expertise? Gotta keep gas in the 4w & rouge in the chalet! So if you ever feel like exploring that, just whistle!
  8. Sorry to hear this. Let's set up an online gallery/store and offer your photos to the world printed on calendars & posters & coffee mugs! We have increasing cases of small employer friends, who's crews are resisting returning to work, because unemployment benefits (handouts of taxpayer funds) are more than their labor wages. Maybe similar to what caused Les Opérations Dignité, government had good intentions, but the law of unintended consequences takes over. What do you think about your gallery/store?! Maybe two. One for the naturistes. One for motor-heads!
  9. Thanks for sharing JG! Resistance and Rural Pride Day The Day of Resistance and Rural Pride crowns each year in May a municipality in eastern Quebec that has been threatened with disappearance, that has taken steps to take charge and that generates concerted initiatives. In the early 1970s, houses were burnt down and villages were emptied. Today, rural communities are showing determination and creativity in their achievements and their affirmation of living in the territory. Little story of Resistance and Rural Pride Day In 2006, during the fundraising campaign for the establishment of a Center for the enhancement of Operations Dignity in Esprit-Saint, was created the Day of Resistance and Rural Pride, a day during which we celebrate the determination, pride, creativity and achievements of a rural municipality. During this day is proclaimed the Manifesto of Rural Pride , written during the first edition at Esprit-Saint. From one village to another Esprit-Saint, La Rédemption, Sainte-Paule, the three JAL municipalities (Saint-Juste-du-Lac, Auclair and Lejeune), Saint-Charles-Garnier, Saint-Clément, Les Méchins, Mont-Carmel and Saint-Damase were alternately designated "Municipality of the Resistance". The 10th edition of the Day took place once again in Esprit-Saint, followed by Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac in 2017, Saint-Ulric in 2018 and St-Eugène-de-Ladrière in 2019. The selection criteria are as follows: The municipality was threatened in its existence and resisted. The municipality has taken and continues to take actions to promote the care of the environment. The municipality generates and has generated concerted initiatives. Main benefits Valorization and recognition of the rural environment = pride and sense of belonging to the environment among young people; Visibility of the municipality in its history, its recent achievements, its challenges and its plans for the future; Promotion of the municipality and its recreational tourism infrastructure; Creation of intermunicipal, corporate and individual alliances; Direct economic benefits; National visibility of a regional initiative. Fundraiser for scholarships:
  10. With all of the cool motor toys plus bolt-ons that crank 'em up to dyno ludicrous power to weight ratios, ONE horse-power is still way awesome!
  11. And if you go around June 21st you get about 23 hours of daylight! Makes it hard to tell when it's time to start (and stop) drinking!
  12. 2019: You see a man in a store wearing a mask and think you are in danger. 2020: you see a man in a store not wearing a mask in a store and think you are in danger. Until further notice the days of the week are now called thisday, thatday, otherday, someday, yesterday, today and nextday! Just asked a 6-year-old if he understands why there is no school. He said it's because they are out of toilet paper. After years of wanting to thoroughly clean my home but lacking the time, this week I discovered that wasn’t the reason. 2020 is a unique Leap Year. It has 29 days in February, 300 days in March and 5 years in April Wearing a mask inside your home is now highly recommended. Not so much to prevent COVID-19 but to stop eating. This cleaning with alcohol is total BS. NOTHING gets done after that first bottle. Kinda’ starting to understand why pets try to run out of the house when the door opens. My Mom always told me I wouldn’t accomplish anything by laying in bed all day, but look at me now! I’m saving the world! Whoever owes you money, go to their house now. They should be home. Is your car getting 3 weeks per gallon now? It’s like being 16 again, gas is cheap and I’m grounded. Low gas prices during the lockdown is like a bald man winning a hairbrush. “All those grandparents who are missing their grandkids now — you can have them for a month once this is over. Powerball is up to an 200 pack of Charmin. Let’s not tell some people when quarantine is over.
  13. So when can I go back to licking public doorknobs?!