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Old 12-24-2011, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Loudoun County, VA
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You guys let your wives buy your clothes? Do they buy you what you like or what they like?
That's what husbands are for. They're like life sized dolls we women get to dress. Who cares what they like!
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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middle-aged men turned mift, then politely irritated
I hear some even got sorely taxed!
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:13 AM
 
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...Car54: That boat sounds nice. Who would've thought the bus driver and the yachtsman could be one and the same! Hopefully you have not painted your boat canary yellow.

No canary yellow! She still sports her original and very traditional paint scheme for wooden pleasure boats....white hull, blue bottom, black bootstripe and varnished mahogany transom. (fun fact: my dad ordered the boat at the 1966 New York boat show. Ed McMahon of Tonight Show fame was there and bought one of the same model...I remember dad joking around with him. LOL)

Trivia: The yellow school bus resulted from a North American conference held in 1939. The yellow color was one of 44 standards adopted for school bus construction....stuff like ceiling height, seat dimensions, aisle width, etc...that are still used today. Incidentally, the official (and quite strange)name of that yellow paint is "National School Bus Chrome".
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:53 AM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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No canary yellow! She still sports her original and very traditional paint scheme for wooden pleasure boats....white hull, blue bottom, black bootstripe and varnished mahogany transom. (fun fact: my dad ordered the boat at the 1966 New York boat show. Ed McMahon of Tonight Show fame was there and bought one of the same model...I remember dad joking around with him. LOL
Wow--nice boat! I briefly owned an 8-foot sailing dinghy with a mahogany rail, which had the remnants of a canvas pad attached to it with little screws. (She'd been used as a tender.) I spent hours sanding off the old varnish, removing the tiny screws, filling the holes with wood filler, sanding the wood down, and oiling it. And I only got to take her out once, on the Potomac. But I actually sold her for more than I paid. (Only by $100, but still, I was happy to defy the common trend.)

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Trivia: The yellow school bus resulted from a North American conference held in 1939. The yellow color was one of 44 standards adopted for school bus construction....stuff like ceiling height, seat dimensions, aisle width, etc...that are still used today. Incidentally, the official (and quite strange)name of that yellow paint is "National School Bus Chrome".
There's talk of making all the cabs in DC the same color. I think it should be this shade. Very few passenger cars are this color. So it'll be easier to spot the cabs. Plus hey, it's tradition.
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:57 AM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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An orderly queue of doughy middle-aged men turned mift, then politely irritated when the Jos. A Bank store selling a new line of Sperry Top-Siders temporarily ran out. Eyes were rolled. Sighs were heard.

However, coupons for golf shirts mollified the disgruntled.
Perhaps we can find those coveted Sperry Top-siders on Ebay today for $500.00.
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Ha! ha! I still wear Topsiders, myself, but I think that's because I grew up with them -- and I have several colors to boot. However, I do tend to match them these days, though I used to keep a bin at my grandparents' summer home with several pair in them and just pulled out a right and left, and put them on, even if they didn't match. One can get away with that in the summer, at least in a more relaxed setting.

Glad nobody was injured in the Great Topsider Melee of 2011.
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:26 AM
 
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wierd thing is my daughter a HS student thinks they are the best, she and her friends wear them all the time.
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