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  1. Raissermesser replied to the thread Again with the Summer Hats.

    It might be a solution, but would feel mighty strange wearing it, since it seems to call for a suit and tie. I can't recall anyone...

    May 19, 2019 at 4:54 AM
  2. Raissermesser replied to the thread Again with the Summer Hats.

    What's on my mind about that is that originally they were purchased from locals. That means it was a type of hat wanted by US GIs in...

    May 19, 2019 at 4:46 AM
  3. Raissermesser replied to the thread Post Hipster?.

    What comes after hipster? Who knows? No one saw the Zoot Suits coming, or the beatniks or the hippies or yippies or grung or what have...

    May 18, 2019 at 3:31 PM
  4. Raissermesser replied to the thread Again with the Summer Hats.

    That's the boonie type. Dollar General has a similar version. How well do they work in the rain, and how comfortable are they at 105° F...

    May 18, 2019 at 3:28 PM
  5. Raissermesser replied to the thread Again with the Summer Hats.

    At the upper range of these temperatures, they tend to get uncomfortable. They're also difficult to carry around, unless it's one of...

    May 18, 2019 at 3:27 PM
  6. Raissermesser posted a new thread.

    Again with the Summer Hats

    Okay, This one is a long one, to describe conditions and set up requirements. Cue The Rolling Stone's I Can't Get No Satisfaction. Have...

    Forum: The Haberdashery

    May 18, 2019 at 11:27 AM
  7. Raissermesser replied to the thread Chernobyl.

    Yes. The term comes from radioactive material mixed with dirt and dust picked up by the fireball and "falls out" downwind. Different...

    May 16, 2019 at 6:03 PM
  8. Raissermesser replied to the thread Chernobyl.

    I remember the issue of nuclear tests simply because I lived through them. There was an incredible innocence about fallout in the early...

    May 16, 2019 at 6:01 PM
  9. Raissermesser replied to the thread Chernobyl.

    Note: it's radiation, to be sure, but it's the radioactive materials itself that are the problem, such as the aforementioned cesium 137....

    May 16, 2019 at 9:41 AM
  10. Raissermesser replied to the thread Chernobyl.

    IIRC from the ancient days at college, an alpha particle is essentially a helium nucleus. Pretty big, as such things go. The situation...

    May 16, 2019 at 9:28 AM
  11. Raissermesser replied to the thread Chernobyl.

    The Chernobyl design used graphite blocks as moderators, IIRC. A standard design for when the goal was to produce plutonium for...

    May 16, 2019 at 4:05 AM
  12. Raissermesser replied to the thread Chernobyl.

    Not meaning to make light of that and all, but how does that compare to fallout from above ground atomic tests? Some of us here are from...

    May 16, 2019 at 4:00 AM
  13. Raissermesser replied to the thread Tim Conway RIP.

    Whenever I think of Tim Conway, I think of the Elephant Story. This was two ab libs he pulled during filming of a "Mama's Family" sketch...

    May 15, 2019 at 9:33 AM
  14. Raissermesser replied to the thread Darning Socks..

    One of my grandfathers turned to DIY re-soling for his family. Dimly remember seeing one of the metal shoe forms he used. Chalk this up...

    May 15, 2019 at 6:22 AM
  15. Raissermesser replied to the thread Plastic Lever Gun.

    But just checked the MRSP. :a36:

    May 14, 2019 at 9:56 AM