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  1. I'm here, Roger, I even made a cheeky reply to your post earlier this week. I think the time I couldn't log in due to the forum update last year is pretty much the only day I missed in over 10 years. I also read or at least skim every post. It must be that I'm going to bed before most of y'all turn up!
  2. Last Friday in Word Association. Haven't seen him since!
  3. Railroad (or railway as we say it over here).
  4. Very impressive. A lot of those locations are well-documented online, but you found a few really obscure ones too!
  5. HossC

    NASCAR news

    The American Andretti Global team have partnered with General Motors with the aim of joining Formula 1. If their bid is successful, they will race under the Cadillac name. With all the formal processes they'll have to go through, it won't be until at least 2026. That's the same year that Audi will start using their own engines, although their takeover of the Alfa Romeo/Sauber team is already under way. Full story here.
  6. Yes, but we're back to "A".
  7. WITNESS For The Persecution
  8. HossC

    NASCAR news

    There were only 22 races in 2022, so even if the Chinese Grand Prix isn't replaced, we still get one more race this year.
  9. HossC

    One Word Song Titles

    Back to the obituaries. It was announced today that Anita Pointer, from the Grammy-winning Pointer Sisters, has died aged 74. Here's 'Automatic', one of their hits from 1984. It was a #1 single here in Ireland.
  10. HossC

    NASCAR news

    Yes. It was cancelled at the start of December due to ongoing Covid restrictions. This was before China's recent relaxation of its very strict Covid policies, but I doubt that it will be enough to get the race reinstated this close to the event.
  11. HossC

    NASCAR news

    Assuming that you're talking F1, I still want to see Lewis Hamilton get a record-breaking 8th world championship. Having said that, it won't be easy even with a car which finished the season much more competitive than it started, because he was beaten last year by his young team mate, George Russell. George is only 24, and looks every bit a future world champion.
  12. HossC

    NASCAR news

    Formula 1 has announced a 24-race season for 2023, but this may be reduced to 23 races if a replacement isn't found for the cancelled Chinese Grand Prix in April. The season starts on the weekend of the 3rd to 5th of March with the Bahrain Grand Prix, and includes the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix in mid-November (giving three races in the US). The full schedule can be found here.
  13. Just a quick update on the Ford Lightning - as shown in a new video posted yesterday, the truck's main battery apparently failed on the day that the Ford dealership took possession. It's still under warranty, but the batteries are in short supply and on back order, so they don't know when they'll get it fixed. Hoovie said that the failing battery may explain the bad performance he experienced, but at least it's not his problem any more. He also added that he's still a fan of electric vehicles, but doesn't think that electric trucks are viable yet.
  14. Is that also a standard American Christmas meal? In Ireland, the usual Christmas meal is turkey and ham with mash and roast vegetables. We don't have collard greens, but we do have the dreaded Brussels sprouts! Macaroni cheese (as mac and cheese is known over here) was a standalone dish when I was young, but seems to have fallen out of favor. I can't remember the last time I had it or saw it on a menu.
  15. Yesterday, the guy who made the electric truck video posted a new video about his latest purchase - a survivor 1968 Dodge Charger. His very brief history of famous Chargers includes a name check for Dukes. As soon as he gets it back from Florida to Kansas, I'm sure we'll get another video showing everything that's wrong with it.
  16. One of the car-related YouTube channels I watch recently highlighted the poor performance of the Ford Lightning electric truck in cold weather (below). A previous video he made about the truck showed how the range dropped dramatically when towing. The towing video went viral after a conspiracy website completely misquoted it to further their agenda. He has since traded the Lightning for a Hummer EV. I accept that electric vehicles will take over eventually, but we're still a long way from that point at the moment.
  17. One of the satellite channels over here is showing M*A*S*H all day today, but tomorrow they're having a day of Murder She Wrote. It doesn't look like 'Coal Miner's Slaughter' is among the episodes they're showing, but I may watch a couple if it continues to rain. Most of our stores don't reopen until Tuesday.
  18. We had temperatures well below freezing about two weeks ago, but Christmas day is quite mild here (10°C/50°F) although a friend of mine had a brief power cut yesterday during a heavy thunder storm. Happy Christmas everyone, and Happy Birthday to Meadowmufn.
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