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  1. Got around to finishing this. What a classic. The red brown pieces though are painfully brittle. I got some replacements from Lego though.
    15 points
  2. Bought a pinball machine today, Williams Space Shuttle (1984). It was during the rain but I tarped it as best I could for the 1.5 hour ride home. Got home and had to label and disconnect about 12 cables and remove the backbox in order to get this thing to the basement but we're rockin' and rollin' now!
    12 points
  3. just to give you all a followup. ebay ruled very quick.... eBay opened a case because of an issue with an item purchased from you. We reviewed the case and have decided to issue the buyer a refund of US $36.99 without any impact to you. This case is now closed. You are not required to reimburse the buyer or eBay, and this case will not be counted in your seller performance evaluation. Here's the case outcome eBay Customer Support has refunded the buyer. We're issuing the buyer a refund for this ca
    12 points
  4. Live feed of @Max Profit getting caught sleeping on the job...
    9 points
  5. Gore, Kerry and Hillary Clinton were not recorded calling the governor/secretary of state of a state they lost asking them to find enough votes to win. They didn't promote conspiracy theories about voter fraud and the election being stolen. And finally there was no mob rushing the capitol building when congress was certifying the election. So spare me the Republicans are just doing what Democrats have always done line, it just doesn't hold up to scrutiny. Al Gore lost the 2000 election because of 537 votes in Florida, not thousands of votes in a half dozen states. In both 2000 and 2016 the eve
    8 points
  6. Watching my son take his first ice hockey practice as a Squirt (10U). He’s been playing for 4 1/2 years (he just turned 9). I’ve kept him down at the lower level because you’re technically supposed to be 9 to play Squirts. Squirts is when they play a full sheet of ice, and start learning the rules (icing, etc).
    7 points
  7. Since this topic is supposed to be about what we did today. . . I spent a good portion of my day cutting tree roots out of a septic leach field. I’ll let the image of a grown man pulling roots covered in his own crap sit with you for a bit before opining that the activity however disgusting and arguably pointless (since the leach field is likely beyond saving) was still somehow more productive than this thread.
    7 points
  8. So can we all agree that we live in a world where it's impossible to know everything? If that's the case, why do people feel like they need to do their own research as opposed to trusting an expert in the field? What makes you think that you're more likely to discover in a weeks or months or years worth of independent research that you would be more qualified to make a decision than someone who went to school for a decade studying this one specific thing? Further why does everyone think that someone is out to get them? Why do we presume that someone is trying to pull the wool
    7 points
  9. The Jung Kim minifigure isn't as handsome as it should be. Also they should have put an Appa X-wing pilot in the latest Luke's X-wing set. Sorry, Kim's Convenience fan here.
    6 points
  10. Just like you don't wear a mask to protect yourself necessarily, you wear a mask to protect others from yourself potentially being infected/asymptomatic - you take the vaccine not necessarily to prevent getting infected, you do it to help create herd immunity which leaves the virus with less targets to jump to, which causes it to die down and hopefully not infect those who are too frail to get the vaccine or at risk for getting severe side-effects from an infection.
    6 points
  11. Well, how about this...my personal experience. Twice in the past month, a family close to me (lube manager, business partner) had Covid enter their home. One from a kid's playdate and another thru work (my business partner's son is electrician. He is 24). In both cases, the one person from each family that came back Covid negative had the vaccine (one nurse, my business partner who is 65). The others (including kids) all got pretty sick and still have issues weeks later. Coincidence? Maybe, but I would like to think that the vaccines not only stop the worst symptoms, but help stop it al
    6 points
  12. Built the Mars Exploration Rover 7471 that I bought NISB for under RRP. It was built over few weeks, few hours each time. Got to say the build is definitely not for kids as majority are Technic parts. End result is fairly impressive.
    6 points
  13. I built Pooh. I parted out the minifigs so the set was basically free, but it seems overpriced at $99 for what you get. The instruction book is done nicely with the classic Pooh illustrative motif, although it doesn’t come bagged and mine was ripped. Mix of printed elements and stickers. My main issue is more with Lego in general but this set maybe where they jumped the shark. It used to be neat to build a set with mostly square bricks and see the various building techniques used to make all kind of shapes and nice finished products. This set uses so many specialized elements some larger
    6 points
  14. Built these over the last few nights. I'll keep them out for a couple of weeks and then pack them up until my son is ready for them. He's already pretty good at using the catapults and driving the horsies.
    5 points
  15. Picked up a couple of these for $8 a piece at Best Buy.
    5 points
  16. The backlash that they would receive for jacking up the cost wouldn't be worth the piddly amount of points they'd extract out of people. The cost will be exactly 1,150 points, it will become available around midnight, BV will get 3 of them across his multiple accounts, then be running a high after collecting 3 complete sets and unsuccessfully proposition his wife after midnight. He will then take another swing in the morning depending on how the children sleep.
    5 points
  17. Imagine if we had a dedicated politics thread for all political discussion? What did I do today? (well, yesterday). I harvested and trimmed 3 plants and my hands are screaming this morning. I need an automatic trimming machine.
    5 points
  18. Got an appointment for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for Saturday morning. Excited to be one and done.
    5 points
  19. Lets take the confirmed cases in the USA (30,900,000) divided by deaths (560,000). We arrive at a 1.81% Fatal rate for Covid 19 in the United States However, this leaves out a major detail. This basic calculation ignores true number of infected. A lot of good science believes 50-60% of the USA population has contracted Covid 19 over the past year and never tested positive. If we add an additional 100 Million infected who've not been counted we are looking at a 99.9% survival rate. Yes, what I wrote above is just a meme...I'm just a lunatic conspiracy theorist, so please ignore e
    5 points
  20. This Youtuber deserves more subs:
    5 points
  21. It's not mob mentality to listen to epidemiologists about taking a vaccine. It's not political. It's about drowning out the virus before new variants emerge because people went with their gut, their preference, or their facebook research and we all end up locked down for another year. Listen to doctors, get the &*/$&# shot.
    5 points
  22. Watched Tombstone last weekend. I haven't seen it in a long time. Now I need a t-shirt with Val Kilmer's Doc Holiday and a text "I'm your Huckleberry"
    5 points
  23. Godzilla vs Kong . Turn off your brain, crack open a cold one and enjoy lizard vs ape
    5 points
  24. Hello Brick Pickers, We are happy to announce our pre-order of the long-awaited Looney Tunes collectible minifigures series! As a member of this community, we are extending this special discount to you. Box of 36 = $139 Complete Set of 12 = $53 Shipping is FREE within the US. ($25 for box and $10 for sets internationally.) Pre-order ships late Mid May. Please PM with your PayPal email address, and we will invoice you promptly. Happy building, Linda
    4 points
  25. Sorry, you're just gonna have to be on BPers 24/7 like the rest of us only guaranteed way to not miss it [or put a alert on this thread and Deals...which are the likely places for news to break]
    4 points
  26. After you take the red pill everything that the media spews out is nothing but propaganda. I don’t take any of it at face value.
    4 points
  27. Not that I do not believe in experts, I distrust the mainstream media. The media are supposed to do the research and summarize all of the information. But due to political bias and or sheer incompetence, the mainstream media have not been doing their jobs this past 5-7 years. They left out important information and or straight up fabricated "proofs" to satisfy their own narratives. This is why I have to go to the sources myself and do my own research. Here is an example of their incompetence: Nicholas Sandmann. CNN, NY Times, etc just could not wait to report and or mock bunch of whi
    4 points
  28. Went for a walk in the woods.
    4 points
  29. This is my last post regarding this topic. Its been a fun, interesting conversation. Thanks for the views from all sides. Everyone here is a class act. Now to make a post on topic. Played a nice round of golf this morning with my new set of BidenBux clubs. Shot a 91.
    4 points
  30. How do you think I was able to crunch the numbers for the bottle deposit trifecta? 9999 bottle and cans in the trunk, 9999 bottles and cans. At 10 cents a bottle and 10 cents a can, we're pulling in $500 a man. 9998 bottle and cans in the trunk, 9998 bottles and cans. We fill up with gas, we count up our cash!
    4 points
  31. Yesterday the lady and I bought a new car for her. She got a 2018 Subaru CrossTrek with 18k miles. I was pushing to get her a Rav4 but she really likes the Subarus.
    4 points
  32. It's as likely as local, state, and federal levels adjusting the numbers downward, or upward, in order to spread their specific agenda. I think if every country had the mass testing, and healthcare capabilities, as the USA... that you'd find that there have been both many more cases and many more deaths. The 2% overall death rate seems reasonable. But I believe the exact numbers about as much as I believe that China, the epicenter, has only their reported 90,341 total cases and 4,636 total deaths. All we can go by is the collected data, and the "excess deaths" total for
    4 points
  33. 4 points
  34. Way ahead of you buddy. Sweatpants only since lockdown began. No belt = no beltline
    4 points
  35. based on the number of unread posts, I thought someone did someone else's wife and got caught in the act.. #disappointed
    4 points
  36. I think he read the what did I do today thread, went and got vaccinated and it didn't agree with him.
    4 points
  37. This study... https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p0329-COVID-19-Vaccines.html And it's not always about you. It's about your family members and others you care about.
    4 points
  38. Thanks, I hate it. Please read a spreadsheet to me while the camera pans around for literally no reason bonus points for ugly glasses and "razor quest"
    4 points
  39. Compare it to last years numbers and the difference is insane. One side will say that the flu cases were all marked as Covid this year, the other side will say it's proof that masks help. Amazingly, countries like South Korea and Japan practice mask wearing every year in order to stop germs. Their numbers are low each year, and because it wasn't a huge change for them, they did well against COVID even with their much denser population.
    3 points
  40. Everything's become political; impartiality has been pushed to the margins in academia, journalism (Slanted by Sharyl Attkisson), and, yes, even science. Bias is not only accepted in these areas, but becoming increasingly encouraged. Arguments like the one below can be made and, in a vacuum, are reasonable: But it's not simply that people don't trust the vaccine; they don't trust the literature and, especially, the intermediaries. I mean, Fauci instructing the public not to wear masks without the truthful why (effectiveness vs. supply for health care workers) was an error on the sheer
    3 points
  41. 3 points
  42. I was going to post that I went to Costco and bought several 32oz bags of potato chips @ $4 a bag but I decided not to change the mood of this thread
    3 points
  43. LOL...Dr. Ed to you. I am a science guy. Yes, I fear the future side effects of this new technology. One major issue that I read about is cancer and how this vaccine will disrupt the body's immune system fighting it. I'm sure there are other issues as well. With any sort of medication, there is nothing without side effects. Even aspirin gives people ulcers. That being said, what I have witnessed over the past year with regards to people getting sick and the mental stress it is putting people under (including myself and my family), I believe it is worth the risk. Many people and t
    3 points
  44. No one can predict the future, but this set probably won't give you great returns. D-O 75278 has been on sale fairly constantly at 20% off, was clearanced at multiple retailers with deep discounts, and has been a slow mover off LEGO Store Shelves. While I suspect this set will be done by the end of the year, it's not exactly a strong performer - And if you are dipping your toes in the LEGO investing waters, you probably could do much better with your set choice - Unless you are getting this at an extremely deep discount. So in short, yes I believe this set will be retiring soon, but in l
    3 points


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