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CorvairJim

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  1. There's a reason for that, Harry: You post some really WEIRD stuff! How about this classic snippet: "Well, I've always had a deep respect, And I mean that most sincerely. The band is just fantastic, Tthat is really what I think... "
  2. That was the era when the Postal Service was supported by taxes. That went away in the mid-60's. Today, rates are determined by the "Postal Board Of Governers", who, like the Postmaster General, are political appointees of the president. They periodically adjust postage to inflation. It doesn't matter what else might affect our cost of doing business. Fuel costs go up at 5 times the general rate of inflation? Too bad. Congress says we have to pre pay for retiree's retirement and health care 75 years in advance. Suck it up. Jeff, Billy Joe, report your problems to the Postal Inspection Service. That's what they're there for. The Postal Service is here to provide an important service to our customers, and employees like you guys describe detract from that. I'm a union member, and the unions do a lot of good for the employees in general, but I wish they'd let the Inspectors do their job and get rid of these bad apples without putting up a fight that those employees don't deserve to win!
  3. Hard to think that someone who could sing such a happy, uplifting song as "Clair" could also perform one as deperssing as this. Probably my all-time favrote from Macca!
  4. Yep, that's the one. Here's Tina's version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10bIbch7fYg
  5. "Oh pilot of the storm who leaves no trace, Like thoughts inside a dream, Heed the path that led me to this place, Yellow desert stream... "
  6. "Well I had just got out of the county prison, Doing 90 days for non-support, Trying to find me an executive position, But no matter how smooth I talked, They wouldn't listen to the fact that I was a genius, The man say we got all we can use... "
  7. "She comes out of the sun in a silk dress Running like a watercolor in the rain, Don't bother asking for explanations, She'll just tell you that she came... In...'The Year Of The Cat' ", by Al Stewart, of course!
  8. As a postal worker in a parcel sorting facility, I think I can speak to this issue. You'd be amazed how few packages leave our plant (the Philadelphia, PA Network Distribution Center) in worse condition than they arrive. Sure, automation does manage to damage some packages, roughly 1-200 out of the 45-50,000 we process on an average day, but that's by far the exception. Most damage is the result of improper packaging by the mailer, i.e. a weak or re-used box, insufficient padding, insufficient tape, etc. For instance, I once had a Large Flat Rate Priority box full of about 75 lbs. of used iron horseshoes burst open on the machine I was working at the time. The shoes didn't fill the box complertely so they were rattling around loosely with zero additional packaging. There was only a single strip of tape securing the flaps top and bottom... and some people wonder why their packages don't get there intact? Also, surveys have shown conclusively that packages sent via the Postal Service are much more likely to get to their destination on time and intact than those sent via either UPS or FedEx. In fact, the only reason that many FedEx packages arrive on time is that the Postal Service handles the final delivery! They contract with us to handle that, since apparently they can't be bothered to go to every address every day like the U.S.P.S must, due to their charter. The most overlooked fact is that WE DO IT FOR LESS THAN THE COMPETITION! If it weren't for Congress's short-sighted mandate to pre-fund the retiree's health benefits for many, many folks who aren't even Postal Workers yet... heck who aren't even BORN yet! - we wouldn't be in the financial predicament we're in now. Thank you, Brett, for pointing this out. (I just had to remove about 3 sentences because of the risk of coming off as being politically motivated.)
  9. "When I grow up, I want to be a REAL CAR, just like my daddy!"
  10. Bump from a few days ago: "You should have seen me with the poker man, I had a honey and I bet a grand, Just in the nick of time I looked at his hand... " Taking it further... "I was talking to an Eskimo, Said he was hoping for a fall of snow, When up popped a sea lion ready to go... " Maybe the extra lines will help... ? "Carry On Wayward Son", by Kansas. That was from their 1976 album "Leftoverture", one of what I consider their two best albums along with it's followup, 1977's "Point Of Know Return".
  11. Right, yep, and correctimundo! As far as "Undercover Angel" goes, Ienjoy a lot of those 1970's "Top 40" songs, and plan on posting a bunch of them myself over the next little while. Nice catch on the Gerry Rafferty song. It wasn't one of his most popular, but I consider it one of his best.
  12. "How can it be permissable, She compromise my principle (yeah, yeah), That kind of love is mythical, She's anything but typical... She's a craze you'd endorse, She's a powerful force, You're obliged to conform when there's no other course... " (LOVE the video!)
  13. "Out on the street I was talkin' to a man, He said 'There's so much of this life of mine that I don't understand', You shouldn't worry yes that ain't no crime, Cause if you get it wrong... " (Sorry, I had to cut off the last half of the final line!)
  14. "Well the truck stop cutie's, Comin' on to me, Tried to talk me into a ride, Said I wouldn't be sorry... "
  15. "You can't sleep, you can't eat, There's no doubt, you're in deep, Your throat is tight, you can't breathe, Another kiss is all you need... "
  16. "Lonely Boy", by Alan Gold Let's try this one: "To think that only yesterday, I was cheerful, bright, and gay, Looking forward to, but who wouldn't do, The role I was about to play... "
  17. I've always been a fan of keeping vintage cars looking original or "Day 2". You really can't go wrong with that... If you decide you can really live with the color. You say "it's grown on (you)", but you're going to have to live with it. If you're going to stick with the current interior, you need to think about what colors go well with burnt orange. White would look great, but black would be pretty cool too. Other than those two, you might have problems with the interior and exterior clashing. Just my .02...
  18. "A Better Place To Be", also by Harry Chapin. How about a real easy one from me for a change? "I'm on my way to New Orleans this mornin', Leaving out of Nashville, Tennessee, They're always having a good time down on the bayou, Lord Them Delta women think the world of me... "
  19. Uh... OK... Yeah... If I had bothered to look back one single lousy page I would have seen this one. I commented earlier that in my opinion Jim Croce was the best-ever storyteller-in-song, but Harry Chapin was right up there with him.
  20. Next up: "It was somewhere in a fairy tale, I used to take her home in my car, We learned about love in the back of a Dodge, The lesson hadn't gone too far... "
  21. Yep, that's the one. It's my favorite tune to do in karaoke (Yeah, I sing karaoke!)
  22. Buffett has some great stuff in his repetoire, doesn't he?
  23. He shoots... HE SCORES! Right on the money, Kris. How about this little ditty: "Hot sun, beating down, Burnin' my feet just walkin' around, Hot sun, makin' me sweat, 'Gator's gettin' close, hasn't got me yet... "
  24. "She's totally committed To major independence, But she's a lady through and through... "
  25. "But I don't want to land in New York City, I don't want to land in Mexico, I don't want to land on no Three Mile Island, I don't want to see my skin aglow... "
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