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generoll
2012-11-10, 00:17
Anyone remember the book "Alas Babylon"?

MonkeyBoy
2012-11-10, 00:33
Anyone remember the book "Alas Babylon"?

That was to be based on a city here in Florida named Mount Dora.

generoll
2012-11-10, 09:30
yup. I climbed Mt. Dora.

Cuffs
2012-11-10, 10:08
yup. I climbed Mt. Dora.

MT Dora. Not MISS Dora... :-)

JERMM
2012-11-10, 12:05
yup. I climbed Mt. Dora.

did you experience altitude sickness?

Hog On Ice
2012-11-10, 12:52
better question - did you have to trespass to reach the summit?

john pickett
2012-11-10, 15:12
My dad climbed Mt Fuji, In 1946 I believe.

generoll
2012-11-10, 15:46
I got a nosebleed

Superman
2012-11-10, 16:24
My dad climbed Mt Fuji, In 1946 I believe.

I tried to climb Mt Fuji in 1967. Pepe and I never got to the mountain because we took a commuter train that just made circles around Tokyo.

rcli4
2012-11-10, 22:00
I have pics of me on top of it. There is a tram and steps

Roots
2012-11-11, 01:53
I have pics of me on top of it. There is a tram and steps

You do realize how wrong this sounds, right? Damn... Eewww, ...

Hog On Ice
2012-11-11, 08:27
could have been worse - clyde could have been talking about the Grand Tetons

john pickett
2012-11-11, 18:35
Those are known as the SweaterGirl Mountains these days.

Mags
2012-11-19, 19:20
A few days late to the party, but I read that book recently in an old-school SciFi trifecta kick. (Alas Babylon, The Earth Abides and Canticle for Lebowitz)

All good reads in a SHTF / sad kinda way...

sheepdog
2012-11-19, 20:53
need to get out and buy more rice and bullets.

Big Mac
2012-11-19, 21:40
Holy hell - you are the only person I've ever met that has actually read A Canticle for Lebowitz. I loved that book.

Hog On Ice
2012-11-19, 21:51
not true - I read it a long time ago - a good read

Big Mac
2012-11-19, 22:19
No shit? I've told people about that book and always got the "are you nuts?" look. But I get that a lot.

Hog On Ice
2012-11-19, 22:58
the biggest problem with that book these days is that nobody under about 40 knows what blue prints look like whereas when I started work they were in common use

saimyoji
2012-11-19, 23:13
I'm under 40 and I know what blue prints look like...its when they rub your fingers in blue ink and then roll them on a card when you get arrested, right?

Ray
2012-11-20, 06:56
the biggest problem with that book these days is that nobody under about 40 knows what blue prints look like whereas when I started work they were in common useI just love the smell of ammonia in the morning. That's what those big printers that spat out blue prints smelled like.

I still use part of my drafting kit! The horse hair brush is great for dusting off computer monitors.

john pickett
2012-11-20, 10:04
"I've told people about that book and always got the "are you nuts?" look"
I hate to say it, but I don't think it's the book; it's you.

D'Artagnan
2012-11-20, 10:48
I used to love the sound those mimeograph machines made. Kinda like a train going over the tracks.

Big Mac
2012-11-20, 10:50
"I've told people about that book and always got the "are you nuts?" look"
I hate to say it, but I don't think it's the book; it's you.

Hey, I admitted I get that a lot. But at least I know how to use the quote function on HHQ.


Bazinga!

Elder
2012-11-20, 12:01
Important information.

Skidsteer
2012-11-20, 14:18
Stealing that. :biggrin:

Hog On Ice
2012-11-20, 14:27
+2 for Elder

atraildreamer
2012-11-20, 14:27
Anyone remember the book "Alas Babylon"?

Read it in high school, (remember when kids in high school could read? :biggrin:).

sheepdog
2012-11-20, 20:28
read it in high school, (remember when kids in high school could read? :biggrin:).

lol

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john pickett
2012-11-21, 15:52
What's a "Quote" function? And what's it do I didn't do with cut and paste?

Hog On Ice
2012-11-21, 16:13
What's a "Quote" function? And what's it do I didn't do with cut and paste?

it automatically puts a link back to where the quote came from for one point - sometimes useful when looking at a modified quote to see where it came from originally