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  • Birthday 08/06/1965

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  • Location Ohio
  • Full Name Jeff Minks

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  1. HomerS added a post in a topic Hobby Lobby Clearance in Glendale AZ store   

    At least one in my area has the Beetle Bus, Volare, Bonneville convertible and the Hurst Olds.  It looked fairly recently stocked
  2. HomerS added a post in a topic Favorite Fast Food   

    Hardee's.  I'd be happy if they put one local as the closest one is 30 miles away.  They have a mexican concept in some as well with The Red Burrrito but the closest ones are about 100 miles away.
  3. HomerS added a post in a topic What predictions can we make for new kit releases in 2017?   

    My personal wish is the Ertl International Scout SS II
  4. HomerS added a post in a topic How About A Call Out For The Old Time Hobby Shops   

    Tim's Trains and Hobbies, Covington KY.  He bought out the last Johnnys Toys Latonia location.
  5. HomerS added a post in a topic The taxpayers need to stop funding sports stadiums!!   

    Taxpayers built new stadiums 16 years ago for the Bengals and 13 years ago for the Reds.  Home owners got a token tax reduction on property taxes.  The Bengals lease is the worse of the two where they control what events can be at the stadium and the county is on the hook for latest, greatest upgrade other NFL stadiums get.
    The Reds had a fire sale in the off season so they are fielding mostly AAA players but the ticket prices haven't dropped.
    Norm is right...roads are full of potholes and the main bridge over the Ohio River is functionally obsolete (per the Feds) but no $$ to fund it.
  6. HomerS added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    The taxpayers need to stop funding sports stadiums!!
    Cincinnati Reds.............They are on pace to lose the most games in franchise history, (136 years!!!!)  Reds pitchers have a Major League Baseball-worse 5.51 ERA and are on pace to give up 281 home runs this season.  That would shatter the Major League record of 241.
    Cincinnati Bengals........0-7 playoffs, yet the head coach still has a job.
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  7. HomerS added a post in a topic Whats the weirdest kit in your stash?   

    Car/truck builder but sometimes you see that one odd one that just HAS to come home with you!

  8. HomerS added a post in a topic long weekend   

    It's also my wife's birthday.....she gets parades, fireworks, special sales, cookouts, etc.  Not much I can do to top that kinda thing.  She's an ER nurse so she doesn't get the day off work
    Me.....I hear HIroshima was nuked on my birthday.
  9. HomerS added a post in a topic If I hit the lottery   

    Witness Relocation Program....I'd be off the gird
  10. HomerS added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    The police have decided not to pursue charges against the 'mom' (in quotes as clearly she is one in name only) who let her child climb through the barrier into the gorilla cage.  
    Our society of no accountability continues!
  11. HomerS added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Due to half a$$ parenting, a four year old boy was able to get into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo.  The male gorilla dragged the little boy through the shallow water of the moat to get away from the adults screaming on the overlook.  The zoo was concerned for the boys well being and figuring tranquilizers would take too long to act, they shot and killed the endangered gorilla.  
    The mom admitted the boy kept saying he was going to go in there but she apparently didn't take him seriously and either got distracted or was watching something else.  One of the local news stations said there is an on line petition to have the parents charged for neglect.  As of this morning, they had 13,000 plus signers (less than 24 hours the gorilla was shot).
    I have two boys...one adult and one pre-teen.  Until he turned eighteen, we knew where the older one was at all times.  Thanks to technology advances (short of tagging him like a deer), we know where the younger one is as well.  
  12. HomerS added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    My former parish held a fall festival with the encouragement to members that it helped support the school.  They closed the school ten years ago but still have the festival.
  13. HomerS added a post in a topic Some people should not have pets!   

    Although I had dogs as a kid, my first dog as an adult was greyhound.....a former racer.  His bald butt from crate rub......teeth worn to the dentine from chewing on the crate......ear tattoos......he had eight comfy years in retirement but I got to see how these dogs are treated like property, not a living creature.  I had to have him put down at only ten as he had severe arthritis and could no longer get up or move on his own.
  14. HomerS added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Some people should not have pets!
    I recently adopted our fourth dog.....an Aussie/Husky mix.....from a rural shelter.  On their Facebook page they said his fur needs some TLC and he was overweight.  He and my trio passed the meet-n-greet test so I proceeded with the adoption.  I picked him up on a Saturday and he went to the vet for the check up, manny/petty and grooming on Wednesday.  As with all my dogs, the vet takes a weight when they come in every visit.  Brian (Aussie's are very smart dogs so my boys named him after the dog on Family Guy) weighted in at 69.5 pounds.  He had a mat under his chin that he couldn't even lay his head down.  That afternoon when I picked him up, I was curious and walked him over to the scale. 68 pounds.  The groomed took a pound and a half of fur off this poor guy!  Who lets the dogs coat get this bad??  The vet said he only needs to lose about ten pounds as he is nowhere near as fat as everyone thought he was.  He also had two microchips and neither was current.
    One of my others ones is a border collie mix who was chained up outside with three other dogs with no shelter and a frozen water bowl.  I'm glad the shelter as able to talk the lady into surrendering them, but they should't have been in that situation in the first place.
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  15. HomerS added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    O'Charley's   -  what should have been a nice dinner for Mother's Day was a disaster.  We should have known better when the location was not full on a date night (Saturday night).  it took almost an hour to get food as we watched other tables be seated, order, get their food and some leave while the six if us were still waiting.  When it did finally come, my mother in laws had been sitting somewhere so long the sour cream in the dish for her baked potato had liquified.  Its was more of an issue since she had ordered BBQ sauce, not sour cream.  My son's french fries were old and had no salt at all.    The wife and son's girlfriends father said there food had little flavor. My son's girlfriends food was cold and my shrimp was room temperature.  She asked for her salad to come out with the meal which it didnt so we had to chase that down.  I sent mine back and they asked if I wanted a new one.  I said sure so long as it doesnt take another hour!  While we were waiting the waitress blamed a back up in the kitchen but we saw several other tables get their food and some dessert while we waited.  She told us we would get a free pie for the delay.  I didnt veen have my food back and she came over to ask how the checks were to be split up.  Really?  You are worried about that!!!  We had a manager come over who clearly felt inconvenienced that we asked for someone to come over.  They took 1/2 off everyones meal and did give us the free pie.  Did I mention that they even screwed THAT up as one of them was wrong.
    I worked for a another company who owned many Applebee's franchises.  If this happened there, the humus would have hit the oscillator on many levels for this kinda service from the waitress, the kitchen and especially the manager.