Modding My 93 Ford Ranger, Fishing,, Collecting Vinyl, I love Scifi Movies, UFOs, I'm Fascinated with EBEs (Extra Terrestrial Biological Entities, Great video below with Dr. Steven Greer, he's a retired ER doctor. Grab some popcorn.
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Awesome book. 5 Star Read. It's a Non Fiction.
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If that's "amateur," I'd say yer ready to go pro bro! That's serious gear ye got there! Not everyday one sees an oscilloscope and TWO Flukes.
some fine looking amps aren't they?
and the best sci-fi movie EVER? okay... top 3... top 5 to make it fairer because there are so many good ones. here's mine and in no particular order:
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951 release with Michael Rennie)
2001: A Space Odyssey
Bonus Pick: The Matrix
oh absolutely, i've seen it, but can't say i remember much about it while 2001 is etched into my brain beginning to end.Count me in as another BIG fan of sci fi films. So much so, in fact, that in our home most Sundays are reserved as "Science Fiction Sunday" in our big screen home theater
A few of your favs are also among mine -- especially #1, "The Day the Earth Stood Still."
Jan is more into the action type than I. I go for the 'ideas' films.
Okay, and (equally!) quite a few that have no "ideas" whatever. Those made for the teen audiences that loved them when I was among such.
Truly good ones like "Them!", "The Thing from Another World"and the like -- and also some not too "good" ones that are for me at least totally enjoyable. B-films" such as "Teenagers from Outer Space" and its ilk.
In truth I never tire of those!
BTW, since you mention "20022: A Space Odyssey", have you seen the "2010: The Year We Make Contact"? Is another absolute winner!
Not sure if this counts as a "hobby"... But I've decided to, as a "flip year" birthday gift for my Dear One (i.e., she was 17 when we met, next week the numbers "flip" as she turns a glorious 71) to finally "finish" her beloved Great Room, or a major part of it: The Billiards and Bar area. That by, with the kind help of some friends (who have the trade skills I lack), put in the "tin ceiling" Jan as for so many years wanted in that area.
Jan had fun choosing just what she wanted (and, indeed, seeing her perusing the vendors was what gave me the idea for this gift), and yesterday it started to go up.
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As o often happens, what she fell in love with was just what I'd have chosen on my own.
The job is not yet done -- our friends are hoping to be able to come by some evenings this week to finish the project -- but the hardest part is complete. That was redoing the lighting so that it fit into, instead of breaking up, the ceiling pattern. Three hanging pendant lights over the bar, and a "spot" to highlight the traditional 'behind the bar' painting.
As here in an earlier, pre-ceiling, pic...
that is an awesome ceiling! gorgeous!
Anyhow, that's what's filling my time right now. And filling my Dear's One's heart and putting a BIG smile on her face.
Oh... and TG for our great friends!
teenagers and sci-fi... first thing came to mind was Steve McQueen in The Blob. lol...
The driver must be pretty dizzy after that.
This is an electric two wheel drive HPI Blitz. A decent base model. Much like a venerable Squier SE, it is easy to upgrade. The orange pieces are aluminum replacement parts. They have fully adjustable independant suspension.Nice RC car...err truck, LOL! I'm assuming it's an electric and not gas powered. I remember playing with those as a kid decades ago, they've really came a long way from the crude RCs in the 80s.
This is an electric two wheel drive HPI Blitz. A decent base model. Much like a venerable Squier SE, it is easy to upgrade. The orange pieces are aluminum replacement parts. They have fully adjustable independant suspension.
We built a decent sandbag track and platform in Iraq. HPI, Associated, Traxxas, and Duratrax (which I had then) sent us parts and banners. It was a welcome distraction.