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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 07:07 am:

How many years of daily Pasty Cam shots were displayed in today's Decade review slideshow?

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 07:11 am:

First Post
We wanted to keep it simple today, after yesterday's brawl.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 07:12 am:

Oops - 9

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 07:13 am:

OK, final answer - 8!!

Our two-minute delay in mounting your bird seems to have eroded your confidence. Go with your first instincts when it comes to the early bird question - and college entrance exams.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 07:14 am:

The real answer is 10 ;-)

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 07:18 am:

See you got me thinking after all the specifics of previous questions.

I figured you wouldn't count the magazine cover OR the one from the Archives since they weren't technically from our Pasty Cam-ers....

By Mike B. Wishin I was back in the Yoop (Mikeb) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 08:27 am:

My brother sent me this joke the other day. I got a good chuckle out of it, hopefully it will bring a smile to some of our PastyCam friends who are feeling blue.

After having dug to a depth of 100 feet last year, New York scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion, that their ancestors
already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed, a California archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story in the LA Times read:
" California archaeologists, finding traces of 200 year old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers."

One week later, The Escanaba Press, a local newspaper in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, reported the following:
“After digging as deep as 30 feet in his pasture near Rock and Perkins, Toivo Maki, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Toivo has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, the U. P. had already gone wireless.”

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 08:32 am:

Good morning from the snowy UP. It felt like being home driving UP here yesterday as we ran into quite a blizzard until we hit somewhere near Wakefield. Then when we were in Berglund, there was a gorgeous sunset over Lake Gogebic that made me stop the car and take a picture. I'm hoping it was my dad giving me a sign that he's happy and pain free now. It just grabbed me!

Thank you for all of the wonderful condolences you sent us yesterday. We appreciate having such a wonderful circle of friends more than you can ever know. Marsha, thank you for the wonderful advice of printing out all of the condolnces. I will do that as soon as I get back to MN. Nothing set in stone yet as to when any services will be held. My mom said he didn't want a viewing so I think it'll be just a funeral mass. We're shooting for Friday so the grandsons can get here.

Again, thank you all for being here, and a special hug and thank you to Mary Drew for helping us with some very difficult things. You are the best!!!!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 08:32 am:

Well, Charlie, so much for 'keeping it simple'. lol

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 08:32 am:

I remember the Beanie Baby riots, what a terrible tragedy. Dozens of Ken and Barbie dolls were trampled to death..."Oh, the humanity!"

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 08:50 am:

Mike B.- I liked it! LOL

By Beverly, San Jose (Beverly) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 08:59 am:

Ms Deb, I am so sorry to hear about your father's death, my heart is filled with sorrow for your mother and all the family, I will keep all in my prayers and ask the Lord to give His gentle touch and protection. Please give your family my sincere condolences.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 01:56 pm:

Well the Mississippi River is just about frozen over. A thinner layer is showing where the smaller local towboat must have gone thru maybe yesterday. Took a tumble while cleaning 2" of snow off the car yesterday. Guess winter is really here (sigh). Will hibernate a lot this year or go visit Winter Texan friends for a while in January. Playing dominos and Socia Security sounds better hey? Stay warm and dry my pasty friends....

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 03:05 pm:

Deb & Ron, I'm glad you made it safe.

By JARMO ITÄNIEMI (Japei) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 04:01 pm:

Good afternoon from Pohjanmaa..this few images come Suomi;

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 05:02 pm:

Jarmo thank you for the wonderful photos! Fresh snow and stunning colors of autumn are special where ever in the world they are!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 05:37 pm:

Won't do any good to visit here MsKatie....... it's snowing in SE Texas, and even beginning to accumulate on the bricks and fence!!!

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 06:41 pm:

I am doing some studding for the question on the Decade In Review to get the right easy answer in hope of winning the Early Bird Award. The slide show will feature the Northern Lights - A caved In Roof - Frozen Superior - Redridge Dam - Little Bay de Nox - Mary's Dog - Snow Covered Motorcycle - Ice Shanty - Little Red School House - and the Lift Bridge. Now to just anticipate what the possible easy question will be, I will have all the answers in my head. Your going down jbuck.LOL

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 07:47 pm:

Ouch, Capt Paul! I don't ever remember getting accumulating snow in the greater Houston area in the first half of December before, nor in that timeframe in the two years I lived in Dallas! My youngest son laughed this morning, when the news anchor was talking about a sprinkling of snow touching off a bunch of accidents in Amarillo. I have to admit I did at that, too, because they get snow every year. Somehow, I think they misspoke, and it was actually Austin they meant to say.

That being said, my kids are having their second snow day in a row here in mid-Michigan, because of the timing of our crazy snowfall. We got between 8.5 and 12 inches in about 36 hours, depending on where it is measured in town. And, our residential streets still haven't been plowed. We are on track to beat last year's all-time annual snowfall record, by more than a little. I hope that doesn't mean extra days tacked on at the end of the school year! It was pretty amazing just how much the snowfall out of this storm varied in just a very few miles!

By Cheryl Rozman (Cotton) on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 11:03 pm:

Deb, I'm so sorry to hear about our father's death. It sounds like he went peacefully & you can be thankful for that. But at the same time it makes it even harder on the family when the death comes so suddenly or unexpectedly.And it always seems so much harder when it is this time of year.We all know how much your father meant to you Deb. Just think of him playing ball with all of his old buddies on God's outfield there in heaven. You know how much reffing meant to him.
He's up there having a ball.
Keep your good memories close to your heart & he will always be right there with you. You've always been a wonderful & caring daughter to your parents & now your Mom will need you.I know you're a strong person Deb & you'll be there for her. And your father knows that & he can rest in peace knowing because of the love you had for both of them. God bless you & your family & he will help you through this difficult time.

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