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    That reminds me of a Steven Wright joke: "I was in a bookstore, and I started talking to a French-looking girl. She was a bilingual illiterate. She couldn’t read in two different languages."
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    I know I don't visit here often anymore. Real life has certainly gotten in my way this year. But every time I do visit, I'm glad to see you guys keeping this place going. I just wanted to say thank you.
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    Just watch at least one DOH episode a day and that should fix everything. We're here for you MM.
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    "Meet" might be an exaggeration. I think I only got there half an hour early, but got lucky with the site I picked. With about 10 minutes to go, the stewards unexpectedly opened a barrier which took us to the edge of the area they were going to be walking around. After that it was just a case of sticking out your arm and hoping they'd shake your hand when the time came. After the walkabout, Charles got to try his hand at hurling with one of our local champions who's known as King Henry. The newspapers liked that in their captions.
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    Thank you for creating the HazzardNet and maintaining it for all these years MM. Hazzard County has been a big part of my life since I was 19 and it first came on. There are two places I turn when life gets crazy....God and the Dukes. That reminds me of my favorite quote from the show. It is from Jesse's old flame Lucinda Meadows in the episode The Legacy. "I put myself in the hands of the Lord and He put me in the hands of the Dukes and I guess maybe you couldn't get a better combination than that." The Dukes would still have been a big part of my life even if the HN had never existed but thanks to you MM the Dukes experience has been so much better. I miss the folks who used to be here in the past but the folks here now who are the new cornerstones of this place are fantastic and I consider them to be my friends and am very appreciative of everything they post. We love you MM.
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    Well, for a lot of us Yankees, DOH was our introduction to Southern-ness. I grew up north of Boston on the Massachusetts coast, to parents from the Dakotas, and until the show I had NEVER even HEARD words like "ain't," and "y'all" or things like grits or pralines. Probably was a bit of a help when I went to school in the Deep South (Louisiana Tech) and married into the culture. Definitely impacted my speech being down there and for some reason I swing between accents and speech patterns with relative ease. Another funny thing on a related note; I ended up in the Southwest and amazingly became fluent in Spanish; I teach music in the barrios of South Tucson. When I was first introduced to the staff of my school I had the nerve to say I was tri-lingual, speaking English, Spanish and Southern English. Great ice-breaker
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    We love you SHERIFF Big Ed Little
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    As a tribute to Don Pedro Colley, a line from "Dead and Alive": Rosco: "Listen, you know something? I have half a mind to write you a ticket." Sheriff Little: "Coltrane, you ain't even got a QUARTER of a mind, no less half."
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    One of the reasons I started it was to find more Dukes fans online interested in having online discussions and pointing them this way to liven up the forums. Yeah, there will be different discussions going on both places, but I'm hoping there will be a lot of crossover from FB to here.
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    Mrs. oXford's Boarding House is where one of the two Mr Winkles lives.
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    “Say, I know you from the old days! You were always flipping a QUARTER...just like that.” (Boss in “The Meeting”)
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    OFFICER Daisy Duke (didn't see an O in there Hobie so thought I'd post this)
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    Thanks. Went to the doctor today and looks like I'm in for 3 months of physical therapy. Ah well, as long as it gets me feeling better!
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    Hey Hobie.....Hoss is a Southern boy just like you!!!!
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    As you can imagine, that's been debated for years. The last poll I can find seems to indicate that just over 70% of the UK want to keep the Queen. Prince Charles is heir to the throne, but he's now 68, so he may let the job go to one of his children (if there isn't a referendum). Charles and Camilla visited here earlier in the year, and while I got to shake their hands, I didn't get a chance to ask about his plans for the future .
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    I know it hasn't been a great year for you, MM, but thanks for keeping this place going.
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    Roman Catholic is certainly the largest single religion in Northern Ireland. According to Wikipedia, just over 80% of the population are Christian, with roughly half Roman Catholic, and Presbyterian in second place. Here in the Republic of Ireland, about 80% are Roman Catholic. What I find sad about Northern Ireland in the division between the groups. I was in Belfast about a year ago, and found all the people really friendly. I didn't care what religion or allegiance (unionist or nationalist) the people held. While I was there, I did the tourist bus tour, and got to see the so-called "peace lines" - 18 foot barriers which separate the two halves of the community. Building walls really shouldn't be necessary in the 21st Century.
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    I started working on another General Lee model. This is the 1/25 scale MPC Snap Kit General Lee. I started by re-shaping the rear window. It's basically a rectangle in the kit so I made it a bit larger and rounded at the top and also changed the angle to be a bit more steep. I added missing window trim under the side windows and made the rear wheel openings slightly smaller in the rear. The body is painted 1975 Corvette Flame Red which was the color most used on the General Lee(s) in the TV show. The paint is from Gravity Colors. The decals represent the early Georgia car which is my favorite look. In a few days I'll spray the clear coat on the body. I worked on the interior a bit. I scratch built arm rests, pedals, window rollers, center console, head rests automatic shifter and a roll bar. This kit comes with a stick shift but the General Lee was always shown on screen with an automatic. I also modified the transmission on the chassis to resemble a 727 Torqueflite automatic. The interior had an armrest molded into the center console which I removed. I also added a strip of molding along the upper part of the door panels. Much like the MPC glue kit General Lee, the dashboard sat too low and level. I raised it up and angled it a bit. The interior tub sat to low and too far forward when it was attached to the inside of the body. I removed the mounting tabs and filed down the sides so it fits up to the top of the doors and moved back a bit. I had to then move the dashboard forward. The grill inserts in the kit are for a later year Charger, much like the MPC glue kit. I scratch built new grill inserts using some ribbed styrene sheet. The push bar is scratch built to resemble the early style push bar. I'll get the parts in primer and start painting them. Thanks for looking in! IMG_8605 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8606 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8609 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8633 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8660 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8678 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickIMG_8683 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8692 B 30 C 10 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8694 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8696 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8699 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8701 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8711 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8712 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8717 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8723 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8735 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
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    If any of you are signed up for the newsletter, you've probably got an email a few days ago stating that I'm going to attempt to revive it. Probably on a monthly basis for now, maybe every other month, depending on how I'm doing. That said, if any of you have ideas for the newsletter, feel free to share them here or in PM. I've already gotten a kind offer from Mark B to provide some content (thanks!).
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    I'm just smiling from ear to ear to "see" you around MM. In fact my smile is probably as big as Enos's right now. The biggest thing I would like to see is updates on the stars and their lives. Thanks for the tip about Daisy's upcoming appearance. Folks around here are usually pretty good about posting when things happen like Big Ed Little passing on but I imagine they miss things occasionally.
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    Hobie, I'm originally from England, but I've been living in Ireland for well over a decade. Over here, I'm in the south, and your family (County Down) would be from the north! The island of Ireland may be a good bit smaller than the USA, but you'll still find a good variation in phrases around the 32 counties.
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    MUSCADINE wine - (Hobie's drink of choice from "Bye, Bye Boss")
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    I don't think you should be friendly to Hoss any more Hobie. After all, he is from Europe and that means his kind of folks were the original yankees. Hmmm, come to think of it ...you Southern rednecks have roots in Europe too so his kind of folks were also the original rednecks so he can't be all bad....in fact I think I'd better rewatch "Duke of Dukes" to see if I can figure out how all this works 'cause I'm clearly confused. I think we can all agree that Hoss is only half bad.
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    As Larry the Cable Guy would say...."I don't care who ya are. That's funny right there."
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    Maybe you shouldn't be watching Dukes, Roger. I just came across this Waylon quote in "Along Came a Duke": "Now, Gen. Stonewall Jackson never set foot in Hazzard. Even the Yankees tried to avoid it."
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    I assume that Roger's talking about Ben's 2008 autobiography, Redneck Boy in the Promised Land: The Confessions of "Crazy Cooter". You should definitely add it to your shopping list if you don't already have it .
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    Here's another update! I painted the interior and used embossing powder for the carpeting. The interior is painted Tamiya XF-59 Desert Yellow. The dashboard and speaker tray are painted Testors Acryl Leather with a few drops of white added. The center console is painted to look like wood although it doesn't show too well in the pictures. I painted Testors Acryl Leather over Testors Flat White with some Radone Tan added. I used BMF(Bare Metal Foil) on the door handles and trim. The chassis is done. Since it's a snap kit with molded in exhaust and drivetrain, I just painted it Testors Acryl Aircraft Interior Black. The Exhaust and drive shaft are brush painted with Citadel Leadbelcher. The engine oil pan is brush painted Testors International Orange and the transmission is Tamiya XF-16 Flat Aluminum. The gas tank was airbrushed with Tamiya XF-56 Metallic Grey. The body was clear coated with Gunze Mr. Super Clear and polished. I have to apply BMF to the moldings and install the windows. IMG_8799 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8805 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8808 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8810 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8815 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8816 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8821 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8822 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8824 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8825 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8828 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
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    I've had to turn off autocorrect completely. When I'm writing in Spanish it throws a tantrum that would be the envy of the most spoiled and indulged 2-yr old!!
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    I've just found out that Americans have the Irish to thank for jack-o'-lanterns. The faces were originally carved into hollowed-out turnips, but when the Irish got to America, they found a larger vegetable to use - the pumpkin.
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    Halloween was never that big in the UK when I was growing up. That was partly because we already celebrated Guy Fawkes Night on November 5th. Kids would use papier-mâché heads made on balloons and old clothes stuffed with newspapers to make effigies of Guy Fawkes, which would be dragged around on go-karts while they asked "Penny for the Guy". The effigies would then be burned on a bonfire on November 5th, accompanied by a fireworks display. The public displays still go on, and some replace Guy Fawkes with an effigy of a topical bad guy (e.g. a politician). Believe it or not, the Irish don't share the British tradition of burning an effigy of a Catholic! Also, buying and selling fireworks for private use is technically illegal here, although it's apparently very easy to drive across the border to Northern Ireland and bring some back. I was up there a year ago, and you don't have to go very far over the border before you see big signs advertising fireworks for sale. Over the past couple of decades, Halloween has become a much bigger event in both the UK and Ireland. It's very much the Americanized (note that I've Americanized the spelling of Americanised!) version of the celebrations with pumpkins and trick or treat, neither of which figured in the celebrations when I was young, even though they showed "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" on TV .
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    April 1 is Sadie Hogg Day in Hazzard. How big is Halloween over there?
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    OK.....this is from the HUH??? or the WHAAAAT??? Dept. You know those few times/scenes, in episodes that you have no explanation for? Well, on this episode, when Enos and Rosco had collected all the merchandise that Bo and Luke had been framed with ( Remember they supposedly tried to make off with merchandise from a dept. store and it was all set up by Boss? ) . Enos and Rosco were in Rosco's office WITH the merchandise and Enos said, " Well I guess that clears the Duke Boys of all charges" And Rosco said, " That's a wrong, that's a wrong! They're probably hiding the evidence, just to weasel out of it!" WHAAT?? This made no sense! They were HOLDING the evidence ( all except for the car) in their hands even as he said this! This made no sense!
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    Charlie has a book that has just come out about his life. The last time I was this excited about a new book it was by Ben Jones.
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    Wasn't expecting so set off such a big conversation!
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    Hazzard Creek separates Hazzard County from PLACID County
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    I was watching Fox News this morning and Charlie Daniels came on. Shortly after he left Phil Robertson showed up in the same studio. I couldn't believe it. Two of my three heroes together. I wonder if they got their picture taken together backstage. If only Uncle Jesse would have walked in.
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    "I want them LORETTANAPPERS in jail by sundown."
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    “And Aunt KATIE, she doesn’t prefer to be called KATHERINE, she prefers to be called KATRINA!” (from “Duke of Duke”)
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    Hey Hobie I'm a yankee who tries to act southern....maybe you wouldn't like me. LOL...Seriousely, I know what you meant and I can see why you would say that. In fact I agree! Still, you have to admire yankees like me who want to be southern. At least we're smart enough to know your way of life is best. A person can't pick where they were born and raised but they can pick a lifestyle and attitude and then live that way when they grow up. If all my family weren't here I'd move to northern Georgia in a second. And one more point...A yankee who tries to act like a southern boy is a lot better than a southern boy who tries to act like a yankee. I suppose there's a few guys like that down there but thank goodness you're not one of them. We need folks like you to keep the southern culture alive.
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    I'm one of those people born late into the Baby Boom. We're the folks who live comfortably and run the national debt up to twenty trillion dollars then die and pass the bill on to our children.....and if the economy doesn't collapse completely because of it they will pass 40 trillion on to our grandchildren.
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    "This is no time for YODELING, get on with the report." - (from "Miss Tri-Counties") It was Mr. Winkle.
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    (you millennials don't know what it was like waiting an entire week to watch a single episode and no way to record it; you caught it or you were out of luck for another week ) Millenials?? LOL!! I'm 52 ( 8/31/65) Ha Ha! I remember those days quite well myself!
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    Just for the record, Boss' nephew was Hughie. Huey was the guy with the News (and the helicopters).