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  1. Rougher ride on the older forester anyway. Also, with two car seats ( thank goodness those days are over, there was only room for a small teen in the back, which kind of defeats the purpose of having a boring SUV. Subarus are EVERYWHERE in Maine.
  2. Haven't checked the board in months, then I saw this thread. You can probably find someone better, but i would be happy to help.
  3. Gronk took a little time off from the summer of Gronk , to send my son who is recovering from a second emergency surgery at pediatric hospital in Maine - a get well soon video. It was awesome,
  4. What you have shown here though within my skillset. feel free to send me data, logo files and thumb nail napkin sketches and I can get you something pretty useful, visual and functional for the short-to-mid term. Not hurt feelings from this end if you don't use it, or when you swap over to a better one.
  5. Rothko painted in oil only on large canvases with vertical formats. Very large-scale designs were used in order to overwhelm the viewer, or, in Rothko's words, to make the viewer feel "enveloped within" the painting. For some critics, the large size was an attempt to make up for a lack of substance. In retaliation, Rothko stated: He even went so far as to recommend that viewers position themselves as little as eighteen inches away from the canvas so that they might experience a sense of intimacy, as well as awe, a transcendence of the individual, and a sense of the unknown. Rothko began to insist that he was not an abstractionist and that such a description was as inaccurate as labeling him a great colorist. His interest was: I got married at the Rothko chapel in Houston. Some folks thought it was the most depressing place every for a wedding and we're looking for the paintings. Others thought it was the most spiritual place they had ever been. I am mot a fan of Rothko' s in print. But, if you see one in person, and just stare at it- not try to decided what it represents, or what it means, or if you could do it- but just stare at it, sometimes your heart might start to race. It happened to me once, and aside from some James Turrell work, I haven't had that experience with art. Sometimes, they open up like a portal, and that rectangle in front of you starts to tremble and vibrate. It is similar with some Jackson Pollack work. It is one think to stare at the splatters on your tablet. It is another to sit on a bench in the MoMa and just stare at that sucker, or try to follow a line through the composition.
  6. I like everything about this show. I think the shots are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen, in film or tv. I am not surprised Pizzolatto studied a painter. Many of the landscape backdrops are stunning in composition and color. Fukunaga is fantastic. The show reminds me, both in look and feel, of the movie the Pledge with Jack Nicholson.
  7. Beaumont is a city in TX about 30 miles west from the Louisiana border and about 90 miles east of Houston. It has about 100,000 people, 15-20k go to Lamar university. It sits right on I10 is the maine highway that goes across southern Louisiana and central tx. On the outskirts of Beaumont, you can get into serious bayou country by boat. All sorts of sketchiness is available out there- meth labs, dog and #### fighting, you name it. Marty was instructed to listen to the Beaumont police scanner.
  8. Years ago, I think it was just after Katrina, I was headed into Texas for an exhibition and knew about a pretty soft game. I was pretty broke and the storm and family illness had wiped out my bankroll and frankly, most everything we had. Assani and I had never met, but had exchanged some writings about a possible poker book.Long story short, Assani just sent me a check for a grand. I suggested some different deals, him getting a cut of my winnings, different ways to protect him if I lost- but he was awesome. He wanted no deal, no worries if I lost the money, just pay it back if I could. I had a hard time cashing the check on short notice ( due to issues on my end not the check) and couldn't cash it before the game. I then just decided that my head wasn't right for poker because I just needed the money too badly and it is hard for me to play right when I am thinking about the reality of the value of the money on the table, rather than just making reads and slinging chips. I tore up the check. However, the fact that I didn't cash the check doesn't detract from the fact that Asssani sent me a grand, no strings attached with no need to repay unless I good. He will always be good people to me. Well Assani sent you a check to cut a deal if you win. I just send you money to help you through your hard times. I sent it through Keesrock and it had nothing to do with poker,just to help you out. But WTF do I know, I am an #######, but I give not take. I really don't know what's going on here or why you singled me out in this weird non-sequitur. You asked me a question about Assani. I answered. You seem angry with me and I have no idea why. Two things: 1) Assani wasn't cutting a deal with me. He was sending the money. It was generous. I thought that was a poker funding question, as that is the nature of this thread (or was). 2) I have, in many times, many threads, many places and over many years, made a general "thank you" to the good people at football guys for contributing to the FBG Katrina relief fund. It made a huge difference in my family's life. I can grind out a life of sleeping on hard floors, eating ramen, etc, but it was heartbreaking when my daughter had no crib, no books, and no stuffed animals or soft blankets.I probably have not often thanked specific individuals particularly well. So let me tell you, belatedly, but most sincerely, thank you for your generous spirit and your kindness. That gift gave us a lot of hope, when that was little something we were in short supply of. A most genuine thank you to you.
  9. Years ago, I think it was just after Katrina, I was headed into Texas for an exhibition and knew about a pretty soft game. I was pretty broke and the storm and family illness had wiped out my bankroll and frankly, most everything we had. Assani and I had never met, but had exchanged some writings about a possible poker book. Long story short, Assani just sent me a check for a grand. I suggested some different deals, him getting a cut of my winnings, different ways to protect him if I lost- but he was awesome. He wanted no deal, no worries if I lost the money, just pay it back if I could. I had a hard time cashing the check on short notice ( due to issues on my end not the check) and couldn't cash it before the game. I then just decided that my head wasn't right for poker because I just needed the money too badly and it is hard for me to play right when I am thinking about the reality of the value of the money on the table, rather than just making reads and slinging chips. I tore up the check. However, the fact that I didn't cash the check doesn't detract from the fact that Asssani sent me a grand, no strings attached with no need to repay unless I good. He will always be good people to me.
  10. I think you are way overreaching Abe. You have had a job. Do you have records of everything you have learned from every session of every day at the job? If not, do you believe that didn't treat the job like a job?
  11. We're not talking about smoking pot away from the table. I've already been very clear that I don't have a problem with pot. I have a problem with someone smoking pot and playing poker while stoned and claiming they do it because it makes them a better poker player. That's just not supported by, well, any fact known to science. We're bordering Larryboy turf here. Slow down here. From wired magazine: Does marijuana make you stupid?www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/08/does-marijuana-make-you-stupid/ A recent paper from university college London suggests that "Interestingly, the scientists found that marijuana seems to induce a state of hyper-priming, in which the reach of semantic priming extends to distantly related concepts. As a result, we hear “dog” and think of nouns that, in more sober circumstances, would seem rather disconnected, such as “leash” or “hair.” This state of hyper-priming helps explain why cannabis has been so often used as a creative fuel, as it seems to make the brain better at detecting those remote associations that lead to radically new ideas." Link to study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20122742 More from article "And this returns us to marijuana: Putting people in a positive mood roughly doubled their accuracy at the task. All of a sudden, they were twice as good at identifying problems with possible solutions. This suggests that anything that makes us happier, reducing vigilance and anxiety, might also make us more creative. We can detect more remote associations, of course, but we also know which associations are worth pursuing, which is probably even more important. It doesn’t matter if it’s pot, chocolate or a stand-up comic — those substances or experiences that put a smile on our face can also increase the powers of the imagination, at least when solving particular creative problems."
  12. Fred You are definitely a stoner who focuses internally not externally.
  13. "Science." Oh well if you're using science in quotation marks you must be right.
  14. Otis, you can drink and not be alcoholic. You can eat cookies and not be fat. You can smoke and not be a stoner.As I said, I know artists who make better work when high and artists who make terrible work when high. I have met poker players who play better high and poker players who are terrible high. It is simple enough to keep records of plays and see how you are doing in different situations.