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#121    Blackwhite

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 05:58 PM

I'm a member of my local curliwinks team.

It's a mixture of curling and tiddlywinks.


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Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:38 AM

Here's more of my obscure hobby on Radio and TV stations. I have two radio station Antena3 (later Sinfo Radio FM in the 1990s/2000s) bumpers from Sevilla, Spain circa 1985 (notice the audio can sound garbled on 10% of the sound clip). I'm unsure the station was AM (or MW in Europe) or FM dial, but I guess Antena3 sound clips was on Shortwave (was received across Europe, the Middle East and South Asia, and the western hemisphere) or Longwave transmissions many European radio networks are on.




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Posted 09 October 2011 - 01:50 PM

View Postchico del nacho, on 10 June 2004 - 05:06 PM, said:

every now and then i write up reviews for things. they'e pretty good, pretty funny, and they're one of the few things i can write and not think it sucks. i'll review pretty much anything, i get THAT bored <!--emo&:o--><img src='http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='ohmy.gif' /><!--endemo-->

that's really the strangest thing i can think of...other than collecting old weapons  <!--emo&:devil:--><img src='http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/devil.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='devil.gif' /><!--endemo-->

they have tons of websites devoted to that very thing,members of the forum review everything and anything. might look into joining a community of reviewers.i will often read user reviews before i buy most things.


View PostNikolaos, on 14 July 2004 - 09:09 PM, said:

<!--QuoteBegin-janielsenj666+Jul 14 2004, 04:22 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><b>QUOTE</b> (janielsenj666 @ Jul 14 2004, 04:22 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> i dunno if you browse much but if you did you would find that i like to drink my friends' blood <!--QuoteEnd--> </td></tr></table><div class='postcolor'> <!--QuoteEEnd-->
I read.  And frankly, I don't think that's obscure at all.  Two reasons:


1. Until you have proof of something as silly as that, I don't believe you.
2. I drink blood, too.  Just not other people's.  I've always loved the taste of copper.

<!--QuoteBegin-Janiel+--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><b>QUOTE</b> (Janiel)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin-->there is nothing compared to a kitana and lots of stealth...<!--QuoteEnd--></td></tr></table><div class='postcolor'><!--QuoteEEnd-->

One word.  Silencer.  Sure, they only last for about a clip and reduce accuracy, but a gun will always outmatch a sword.

umm why do you think they only last for a "clip",(magazine) and you loose very little to no accuracy,a average shooter wouldnt even notice.Some

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Suppressor
"modern suppressors using steel or high-temperature alloy baffles can endure extended periods of fully automatic fire without damage. The highest-quality rifle suppressors available today have a claimed service life of greater than 30,000 rounds"

now thats not to say they loose effectiveness and need to be cleaned to perform at optimum.besides that they are really fun to shoot and sound nothing like the movies.


as you can see guns are one of my hobbies, as well as collecting zippos and shot glasses.
i tend to make list's of survival supplies and prep goods,i tend to organize and reorganize supplies for no reason,i pack supply bags for me and the family just to unpack them and try again for the perfect combination (i know it dfosnt exist but i try any way)
i also get tattooed working on a suit. i get all kind of fun looks at PTA meetings.


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:13 PM

I play Dungeons and Dragons.

I enter this in the "Obscure Hobbies" thread, because I am soon to turn 50-years-old - AND I live in the heart of the Bible Belt, Montgomery, Alabama. You don't get much more obscure than an old gamer in God-fearin' 'Bama!!!

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 11:21 PM

And the French TF1 network in the late 70s/early 80s has played a funky disco style ouverture (intro) and fermeture (sign off).
The first is a rainbow scheme, or should I say live from "le Gaye Paree" and the later has some soul to it, mood music. (LOL!)


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:13 AM

Another one of them TV-radio station bumpers, this is from RadioCadena Espanola from Spain played on the air in the 1980s. Honestly, this is good music and well organized narration.



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Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:51 PM

I cast bullets from molten lead, for target shooting and plinking.
Back in 1974, I tried casting a silver bullet. I used old silver coins, with the dates worn off, purchased from a coin shop. It took my buddy and me all day to cast one .45-caliber silver bullet.
The problem is that silver melts at a much higher temperature than lead, so we had to also heat the mould to a dull, cherry red before the silver would flow into all the nooks and crannies of the mould, and fill out the cavity.
I loaded that one, perfect silver bullet into a .45 Long Colt cartridge case, over a charge of black powder. Fired it in a Ruger Blackhawk .45 revolver.
Missed the target at about 7 meters but we saw it strike the sand bank to the side. Digging out the bullet, we found it almost pristine, almost no deformation. Only a light trace of the rifling in the revolver's barrel showed on the bullet.
My theory: the silver was so much harder than lead that the rifling couldn't dig into the bullet very well. That's why the bullet struck off-target; it wasn't stabilized by the rifling.
Luckily, I didn't damage the mould heating it. I still have that mould and it works fine with lead.
Through the years, I've had numerous requests to make a silver bullet for someone. I always decline. It's too much of an exercise in frustration and I risk damaging an expensive mould.
But it was an interesting experiment.
If I start noticing vampires around my place, I'll just load a shotgun shell with silver 10-cent coins. Same effect, and it' much easier!   :yes:

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:41 AM

Not sure if it's a hobbie but I add numbers to get one number. Like license plates. If it reads 1234567 then I'd add them to get one number which would be 1...I think, haha. I've been doing it all my life for no reason. Crazy?


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:31 PM

Karaoke! Yeah that's about it!

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View PostWordless Wanderer, on 19 March 2012 - 02:31 PM, said:

Karaoke! Yeah that's about it!

Ooooh! Singing for people who can't!

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:18 PM

View PostBlackwhite, on 05 October 2011 - 05:58 PM, said:

I'm a member of my local curliwinks team.

It's a mixture of curling and tiddlywinks.

Please message me with more details.
(because I'll never find this thread again)


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:39 PM

My addition to the radio station bumper collection from South America, the defunct Radio Chilena from Chile once blasted across South America and the Pacific in nighttime hours.

(recorded in 1973-74)

(1980s)

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:41 PM

Continued...also recorded in the 1980s "Censored" portion during the Pinochet military regime in control of Chile in the 1970s and 80s, the infamous era of human rights violations.



(Closing of the day 1995-96)

Edited by Quake Storm Maverick 66er, 15 July 2012 - 09:47 PM.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:28 AM

Messing with locks and old safes.
fiddling with chemicals.

weird.

always tinkering.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:53 PM

From my TV network bumper collection: The ABC Australia Network (no relation to the American Broadcasting Company) covers a whole small continent of relay TV stations, as shown by the bumper features a directory of them.



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