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California Coast PCH Master Thread this time it's a real question, I've never really done this before :)

I'm thinking of driving up the coast from LA to SF.

what are the "must sees"?

All I know is that the Big Sur area is supposed to be beautiful and I have no interest in going to hearst castle.

 

June 13, 2008, 09:04:30 PM
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Re: jokes, any type goes.Whats the difference between mashed potatoes, and pea soup? This was already posted in a different thread, but i think it belongs here a lot more so I'll take the liberty of re-posting it.

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While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old Texas rancher whose hand was caught in a gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his bid to be our President.

The old rancher said, 'Well, ya know, Obama is a post turtle.'

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'post turtle' was.

The old rancher said, 'When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle.'

The old rancher saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he continued to explain. 'You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he is up there, and you just wonder what kind of dumb asses put him up there to begin with.

July 17, 2008, 08:50:02 PM
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The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread Instead of sticking them in the jokes thread I think this deserves a thread of it's own.

I'll start:

Ever wondered why Fedex overnight is so expensive? here's why:



For those not familiar with the area:

February 04, 2011, 03:11:41 AM
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Re: The funny / strange etc. pictures thread This is one of my all-time favorites:


February 06, 2011, 01:47:12 AM
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
Shachris at 3 PM? Can usually get that too. :P
That's in the winter...

January 10, 2013, 10:16:59 PM
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Re: Which Camera Should I Get? Master Thread Copied the "Point and Shoot vs. Mirrorless vs. DSLR" lesson to the wiki.
May 07, 2013, 01:20:51 AM
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
I was planning to do the reverse doing 89a from Sedona to Flagstaff near sunset time. I would assume that will be a similar experience to the reverse.
This is just a guess, but I think the timing of it works out better Flagstaff > Sedona.
If my memory serves me correctly, you'll have brighter light in the greener more mountainous area closer to Flagstaff then when you get closer to Sedona you'll have all the red rocks practically glowing with the sunset light.

when I did it I left left the flagstaff area somewhat earlier in the day and did (a chunk of) the west fork trail before continuing on to Sedona. It's a great trail, I highly recommend it. When I did it my kids were 7, 6, and just barely 3, they had a great time. It's much more pleasant than hiking the GC. I did my GC hike in the middle of January and even then it was getting quite uncomfortable once the sun starting baking down on us. The West Fork trail was mostly in the shade.

May 09, 2014, 03:17:12 PM
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Re: Adopt A Wiki
You got it wrong by us Jews it goes like this. If it ain't broken, fix it till it is..
My son has a t-shirt: "If it aint broke, I'll get to it"

July 31, 2014, 07:22:27 PM
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Re: Messianism among Lubavitch
Easier to waive flags than learn or ask people to put on tefilin...
It's also easier to flat out, blanketly, denounce a whole group of people whose ideology you disagree with than to recognize what they are doing right. :)

It just happens to be, that generally speaking, the "flaggers" are amongst the most dedicated to learning and mivtzoim and "the Rebbe's inyonim" in general. Of course there are exceptions, but if you look at the average "flagger" bochur you'll find that to be the case.

I have plenty of problems with them and what they do, but I can also recognize what they do right.

February 04, 2015, 03:53:30 PM
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Re: Big Island Of Hawaii Master Thread
if I go to the kona for 7 hrs and maui for 5 hrs.
You know generally when people here say they went to OGG or LIH they don't actually mean they only went to the airport, they're using the airport code to refer to the whole island :)

July 16, 2015, 11:45:49 AM
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Re: Iceland Master Thread
Here is a trip report from our recent trip to Iceland.
Awesome.
I guess this is what normal people do/see when they go to Iceland :))

July 16, 2015, 08:25:50 PM
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Re: Jokes Master Thread
I get home from the mountains and as we start unpacking my wife says she is going to mincha

Is this your wife?

September 04, 2016, 08:50:47 PM
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Re: Site Suggestions maybe change "(2 people liked this)" to just "(2 likes)"

ETA: or maybe even better just the number itself, just have "(2)"

ETA #2: when displaying the like button it should just have the number, when the button is not being displayed it should also have the word likes.

September 05, 2016, 05:29:54 PM
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Re: Jokes Master Thread
Is this a joke?  ;)
Obviously it is.
If it was serious he would be paying for someone to take it.

September 11, 2016, 02:17:20 PM
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Re: Drones Master Thread Sometimes I come across a video or music that I feel I need to be stoned to appreciate. With his stuff it seems like I need to be on speed...
October 10, 2016, 01:40:40 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread Legend has it that it's spelled this way because the founder could barely read/write English and thought that's how you spell photo.
December 13, 2016, 10:45:29 PM
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Re: Guess The City!
Now you need to go, find the sign and get a fresh picture :)
https://www.google.com/maps/@64.8585124,-147.682319,3a,75y,110.42h,86.56t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1si_F6iob8nHW8eTqCmZdGBA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

December 14, 2016, 11:45:32 AM
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Amazon: $5.99 Aukey 2-port compact folding USB charger https://www.amazon.com/AUKEY-Universal-Charger-Foldable-Output/dp/B00Q873I3K

Use coupon code AUKPAU32

January 09, 2017, 10:03:02 AM
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Re: Interesting Articles...
https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-plans-ad-blocking-feature-in-popular-chrome-browser-1492643233?mod=e2tw
so the fox is going to start guarding the henhouse?

April 20, 2017, 03:16:35 AM
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Re: Shlichus Addiction?
The next morning after the גאולה האמיתית והשלימה is here, we're all sitting and learning Torah.
The next morning might be pushing it a bit. we'll probably still be farbrenging

April 21, 2017, 03:28:39 PM
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
Word 1: Witchcraft
Word 2: Bee
spell

May 29, 2017, 11:30:09 AM
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Re: My Travel Photos Some great shots there.

At first I was thinking that a lot of them remind of Cuba, then I got to this one. You won't see anything like this there:



May 29, 2017, 05:51:18 PM
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link ball?
June 05, 2017, 02:02:06 PM
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Re: Interesting Articles...
wsj bookmarklet worked on the second try 8).
not for me after 5 tries

June 08, 2017, 10:39:45 AM
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Re: Great DDF One-Liners
This is a case of reverse identity theft. Usually it is a few people using one identity. Here it is e few identities using one person.

June 30, 2017, 12:34:29 AM
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Re: The New DDMS!
Done ;)


hmmmm


Are we doing this Chicago style?

July 04, 2017, 02:05:55 PM
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure I'm just waiting to see the picture of the gear you bring on a non-photography trip
July 04, 2017, 03:46:42 PM
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure Well at least he can't blame this one on me.


(which means he'll probably finish this before we finish Cuba )

July 05, 2017, 10:33:38 AM
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
The art of not having to wait for whYME


Just know, that the real reason Cuba isn't being finished is because Something Fishy's been busy with this

July 06, 2017, 05:28:20 PM
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Re: Crown Heights master thread
Apparently this one is under the OK.

http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=46461&alias=basils-owner-opens-bakerie
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With or without a hechsher, Branover said in the past that his goal is to bring together people who eat kosher and those who don't. "They don’t mingle too much and why, really, not?" he asked. "What better way than to break bread?"

Oh, the irony of having davka pas yisroel for a place with such a goal.

July 11, 2017, 11:21:30 AM
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Re: The New DDMS!
Aside from looking horrible, it should say DansDealsForums, not DansDeals.

IMO.
-1/2

If it does say that, the Forums part should be lighter/smaller/something to indicate it's a section of Dansdeals rather than being a standalone entity.

July 12, 2017, 11:00:38 AM
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Re: The New DDMS!
How can you both be first?
lol, I thought of that when I posted it. I guess I can be first+1 = second :)

July 12, 2017, 12:58:12 PM
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
LOL, new segment should be up in the next few days.
Is it a few days yet? 

July 12, 2017, 01:14:27 PM
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Re: The New DDMS!
It's much better now with the space below it
Agreed.
Great job! @Suave

July 12, 2017, 02:45:31 PM
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves Now would probably be a good time to post this xkcd


July 13, 2017, 01:52:10 PM
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Re: Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
cuba before private island? ??? you just cost me $100 :'(
Next time we'll split the money and I'll make sure you win

July 13, 2017, 02:19:33 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread .
July 18, 2017, 12:32:35 PM
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Re: Messianism among Lubavitch
The yellow flag contingent does make good Felafel in Tokyo and have lots of eateries in Mexico, but other than that, not much.
Chabad in Tzfas and its environs is...interesting.
So that's what Chabad's contribution to world Jewry is all about? Restaurants?

July 26, 2017, 10:04:27 AM
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Re: What Are You Eating?
Eggs, ash and bread
Sounds good. I think I'll try that this evening.

July 31, 2017, 04:48:12 PM
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Re: Interesting Articles...
Long, but interesting
https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2017-hijacking-of-brillante-virtuoso/
Very interesting.

One little tidibit I found very interesting
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Contrary to common belief, Lloyd’s isn’t an insurer, or even a company in the usual sense of the word. Since its origins in a 17th century coffeehouse popular with traders who funded sea voyages, Lloyd’s has evolved into something like a stock exchange for risk, where actual insurers come to buy and sell exposure. These companies form syndicates and get insurance of their own from even larger re-insurers, who are re-re-insured in turn. These layers constitute one of the world’s most essential and least understood markets, where premiums alone generate about $40 billion a year.

August 02, 2017, 11:48:38 AM
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Re: Interesting Articles... http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/08/02/half-detroit-mayoral-candidates-felony-convictions/104244406/

I didn't actually read the article but it seems worthy of sharing just for the headline :)

August 03, 2017, 02:05:25 PM
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Re: Crown Heights master thread
Reopening as "Super Prime Sandwich"?
Or maybe as Sub-Prime Wok?

August 04, 2017, 02:29:20 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting video thread...
https://www.facebook.com/VICELANDTV/videos/484044811960775/
Meh, Charlottsville was more like the twice a day that a dead clock is right than it was one good side side and one evil side.

You have antifa running around for months attacking anyone they disagree with and calling them nazis and white supremacists, and this one time they happened to be right, this one time was a legit neo-nazi/white supremacist rally. 

August 18, 2017, 03:27:16 PM
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Re: Get $200+ of Skylanders Toys for less than $10 at Toys R’ Us!
I asked a respected Rov and he paskened that it's 100% halachacally permitted!
I'm curious, what exactly did you ask?

August 24, 2017, 12:56:12 PM
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Re: 2017 Eclipse and Crazy Road Trip TR I'm torn between liking for the content and disliking over my having missed it :(
August 25, 2017, 01:58:02 PM
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Re: 2017 Eclipse and Crazy Road Trip TR
Wow a TR without blurred out faces!  :o
I was wondering if this'll start a new trend


What is everyone hiding?
With pictures like this posted can you blame them?


August 25, 2017, 02:52:34 PM
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Re: Get $200+ of Skylanders Toys for less than $10 at Toys R’ Us!
I feel like this is one of those things that I'm gonna regret not ordering in a few days...
I think I might be there now  :-\

August 29, 2017, 04:09:12 PM
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Re: Which States Have You Been To?
I thought I would manage to round off all 50 this summer. Alas, it looks like it's not meant to be. Iy"h next year. For now I'm stuck at 47:

3 Remaining:
Alaska
Oregon
Washington


This is a disaster, I haven't added a new state in over 2 years  :'(

Meanwhile I figured I'd add a picture of my states...


I kinda followed their color guidelines but with a twist of my own

  • Red is for states where I was basically just yotzei being there, e.g. airport stopover, driving through a small part of the state without really stopping.
  • Amber is for states I've spent a little more time but still didn't do very much, e.g. spent a night, drove through the entire state etc. (some of them e.g. the ones between NY-FL I drove through dozens of times...)
  • Blue is for states I've spent a more time in e.g. I had significant trips there or done quite a bit of touring.
  • Green is for states I've lived in or visited many many times.
I didn't really think this through thoroughly, I'm sure there are states I can upgrade the status of if I bothered to think it over...


August 30, 2017, 02:03:53 PM
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Re: Drones Master Thread
But it may be worth it just for the Plat status
You think they'll match from UA?

August 31, 2017, 01:34:59 PM
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Re: Has This Ever Happened To You With IBeria Airlines-Minors Bumped?
The Kids In Spain Are Left Off The Plane: A Nightmare With Iberia Airlines
I like this one!

September 06, 2017, 01:36:47 AM
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