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On This Day In History
#51

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Man, when I drove across Nebraska I was at first enchanted by the rippling gold of young wheatfields, then struggling to stay awake, and then looking for some place to pee where I wouldn't fetch a ticket. How many people are actually happy to hit Wyoming? I know I was -- not that much changed, until I drove up to Casper.
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#52

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(09-09-2021, 10:08 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: Man, when I drove across Nebraska I was at first enchanted by the rippling gold of young wheatfields, then struggling to stay awake, and the looking for some place to pee where I wouldn't fetch a ticket. How many people are actually happy to hit Wyoming? I know I was -- not that much changed, until I drove up to Casper.

I flew across country on business a few times and damn there are large empty spots I assume are full of CORN! I saw like one twinkling light every 100 miles or so... Lightening bugs in the wilderness!
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#53

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I went from Indianapolis to San Diego via Greyhound (just to see if the country was still there) and noticed that we were never out of sight of an electric light after dark. People think we're going to "run out of land"?
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#54

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Cone on down here, we still have long stretches of unlit highway. Of course, we ain't Route 66, either.
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#55

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(09-10-2021, 01:09 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: Cone on down here, we still have long stretches of unlit highway. Of course, we ain't Route 66, either.

I went I-40 to Vegas and then south to Diego.
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#56

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(09-09-2021, 06:20 PM)Szuchow Wrote:
(09-09-2021, 06:07 PM)Vera Wrote:
(09-09-2021, 06:00 PM)Szuchow Wrote: What else can be expected from me?

Nothing much dearest Vera, just typical Eastern European fare I'm afraid. Being drunk and saying that things were better under tsar communism.

Ah, wish I could also be drinking (while preparing to invade Western Europe, stealing their jobs *while* living on the dole). Being a woman - an Eastern European woman! - however, I'm too busy being a sexy slut, whose life mission is to find a good, hard-working Western man and spend ALL of his money.

Before I get to be 28 because this is what happens to us:

[Image: SEAiX2v3PC2f2FEQuvMUDxNUdDvUFBLKGxLzH7kF...9ffcd8c1e1]

Many humour, much wit! Wow!

I wish you luck in your endeavor. I'm off to beat my [non-existent] wife while I will listen to the mass and priests preaching love.
How is your stealing-cars-in-Germany-and-taking-them-to-Poland business going lately?  Modest
R.I.P. Hannes
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#57

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(09-10-2021, 06:40 AM)Deesse23 Wrote:
(09-09-2021, 06:20 PM)Szuchow Wrote:
(09-09-2021, 06:07 PM)Vera Wrote: Ah, wish I could also be drinking (while preparing to invade Western Europe, stealing their jobs *while* living on the dole). Being a woman - an Eastern European woman! - however, I'm too busy being a sexy slut, whose life mission is to find a good, hard-working Western man and spend ALL of his money.

Before I get to be 28 because this is what happens to us:

[Image: SEAiX2v3PC2f2FEQuvMUDxNUdDvUFBLKGxLzH7kF...9ffcd8c1e1]

Many humour, much wit! Wow!

I wish you luck in your endeavor. I'm off to beat my [non-existent] wife while I will listen to the mass and priests preaching love.
How is your stealing-cars-in-Germany-and-taking-them-to-Poland business going lately?  Modest

Not good. Too many people are doing the same.
The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on Earth.

Mikhail Bakunin.
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#58

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(09-10-2021, 01:30 PM)Szuchow Wrote:
(09-10-2021, 06:40 AM)Deesse23 Wrote:
(09-09-2021, 06:20 PM)Szuchow Wrote: I wish you luck in your endeavor. I'm off to beat my [non-existent] wife while I will listen to the mass and priests preaching love.
How is your stealing-cars-in-Germany-and-taking-them-to-Poland business going lately?  Modest

Not good. Too many people are doing the same.
Confirmed, after asking a lot of German people here. Thumbs Up
R.I.P. Hannes
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#59

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(09-10-2021, 02:03 PM)Deesse23 Wrote:
(09-10-2021, 01:30 PM)Szuchow Wrote:
(09-10-2021, 06:40 AM)Deesse23 Wrote: How is your stealing-cars-in-Germany-and-taking-them-to-Poland business going lately?  Modest

Not good. Too many people are doing the same.
Confirmed, after asking a lot of German people here.  Thumbs Up

Don;t know about others but I'm taking revenge for Grandma gold.  Whistling
The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on Earth.

Mikhail Bakunin.
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#60

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(09-09-2021, 09:42 PM)Minimalist Wrote:
(09-09-2021, 08:42 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(09-09-2021, 04:20 PM)Minimalist Wrote: I had a cousin who came back from Vietnam and was sent to Ft. Riley, Kansas.

He also said that in some ways he preferred Vietnam to Kansas.

Kansas must really suck.
The drive from St. Louis to Denver is as boring as all fuck. Four hundred miles of Kansas to the first cold beer is insane.

All he talked about was corn.

As far as the eye could see.

Fucking corn.

Wheat.
We don't do corn - we do wheat.
Big misconception - that whole, "I'm as corny as Kansas in August..." - total songwriting bullshit.

Nebraska does corn. Maybe your friend remembers Nebraska. Ft. Riley is in Kansas but, he may have landed in Omaha & come down to Riley through the corn fields - that's a common route & a quick drive. Shy
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#61

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(09-10-2021, 03:51 PM)Kim Wrote:
(09-09-2021, 09:42 PM)Minimalist Wrote:
(09-09-2021, 08:42 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: The drive from St. Louis to Denver is as boring as all fuck. Four hundred miles of Kansas to the first cold beer is insane.

All he talked about was corn.

As far as the eye could see.

Fucking corn.

Wheat.  
We don't do corn - we do wheat.
Big misconception - that whole, "I'm as corny as Kansas in August..." - total songwriting bullshit.

Nebraska does corn.  Maybe your friend remembers Nebraska.  Ft. Riley is in Kansas but, he may have landed in Omaha & come down to Riley through the corn fields - that's a common route & a quick drive.    Shy

Yabut, the lyrics don't work as well.  "I'm as corny as Nebraska in August."  Guitar   It throws off the beat of the music off so you're stuck with Kansas being associated with corn.  Sorry.      Whatcanisay
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#62

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(09-10-2021, 04:12 PM)Dancefortwo Wrote:
(09-10-2021, 03:51 PM)Kim Wrote:
(09-09-2021, 09:42 PM)Minimalist Wrote: All he talked about was corn.

As far as the eye could see.

Fucking corn.

Wheat.  
We don't do corn - we do wheat.
Big misconception - that whole, "I'm as corny as Kansas in August..." - total songwriting bullshit.

Nebraska does corn.  Maybe your friend remembers Nebraska.  Ft. Riley is in Kansas but, he may have landed in Omaha & come down to Riley through the corn fields - that's a common route & a quick drive.    Shy

Yabut, the lyrics don't work as well.  "I'm as corny as Nebraska in August."  Guitar   It throws off the beat of the music off so you're stuck with Kansas being associated with corn.  Sorry.      Whatcanisay

We're also always confused with Nebraska.
When L Frank Baum wrote the Wizard of Oz, he described the Kansas countryside where Dorothy lived. However, Baum had only ever been to Kansas once - on a book tour & couldn't recall anything about it. So, he described Nebraska - I guess he'd been there more than once. Dunno

It's speculated that he chose Kansas as Dorothy's home because a tornado had gone through there as he was writing the story.
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As for corn, yea - Iowa does corn, Illinois really does corn but Kansas, not so much.

Truth be told, I've looked askance at Mitzi Gaynor ever since. Dodgy
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#63

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That's not what the USDA says.

https://www.nass.usda.gov/Quick_Stats/Ag...ate=KANSAS


They show corn being second to wheat - and only 500,000 acres behind - and well ahead of soybeans which were in third place.
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(09-10-2021, 05:26 PM)Minimalist Wrote: That's not what the USDA says.

https://www.nass.usda.gov/Quick_Stats/Ag...ate=KANSAS


They show corn being second to wheat - and only 500,000 acres behind - and well ahead of soybeans which were in third place.

Hmm ... Consider that may have gone up in the past several years, since Cargill moved in. Ethanol, lecithin, syrup ... corn is their cash cow. I hate those fucks almost as much as Monsanto. Dodgy

As climate changes go into full swing, it will be interesting to see what comes out ahead in a decade. Luckily & thankfully, my family no longer farms. Shy
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#65

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(09-10-2021, 01:47 AM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(09-10-2021, 01:09 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: Cone on down here, we still have long stretches of unlit highway. Of course, we ain't Route 66, either.

I went I-40 to Vegas and then south to Diego.

Lots of I-40 is repurposed 66.
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(09-10-2021, 03:51 PM)Kim Wrote: Wheat.  
We don't do corn - we do wheat.
Big misconception - that whole, "I'm as corny as Kansas in August..." - total songwriting bullshit.

Nebraska does corn.  Maybe your friend remembers Nebraska.  Ft. Riley is in Kansas but, he may have landed in Omaha & come down to Riley through the corn fields - that's a common route & a quick drive.    Shy

What you call "wheat" is called "corn" by most of the people who use the terms.
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At 30,000 feet in a plane at night, huge dark areas of wheat look a LOT like huge dark areas of corn. Or desert for that matter... A tiny speck of light from a small town here and there, surrounded by 1,000s of square miles of dark. It isn't that much different in daylight either, but there are no spots of lights...

It's why I always chose the window seat. As little as there seems to see at 30,000', the vastness is impressive.
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