On Jan 11, 2021:

Zunardo replied to "What are you reading?" at 10:30 pm

Finished all three books in the "Wayward Pines" trilogy by Blake Crouch over the weekend.  Very, very well done.  My only complaint was that last postscript "chapter" at the end of "The Last Town", just leaves you begging for a fourth book to follow.

On Jan 4, 2021:

Zunardo replied to "Workout/Lifting Thread and Health Thread" at 03:40 pm

Started lifting for real 18 months ago.  Lost 40 lbs, and had hip replaced in February 2020 - had to lose the weight before the bone doc would do the procedure.  Good recovery, ready to go back to the gym - then Covid hit and the gym we went to has been closed since.  

Just started back a week ago at a new gym that operates sensibly.  Hello, DOMS, my old friend.  Should take a month or two before I can start going moderately hard again, I blame being 62.  By then my other hip should be just about ready to go  out, lol. 

On Jan 2, 2021:

Zunardo replied to "New Years Eve and New Years Day Plans" at 11:26 am

Early NYE dinner at Brio.  Great meal and dessert, and home early before the madness.  And plenty of leftovers for yesterday.

This year my neighbors were shooting off major fireworks one street over.  Never heard that much before, always used to be a few firecrackers and bottle rockets.  This year it was the big cannons and reports.  Thank goodness my Min-Pin was sacked out on the floor, he never once raised his head during the booms.  

On Dec 30, 2020:

Zunardo repped a post in "What are you reading?" at 01:41 pm

Christmas gift. DO YOU FEEL LIKE I DO? 

Peter Frampton's memoir. 340 pages, I'm about 20 in.

On Dec 20, 2020:

Zunardo replied to "Cancer sucks" at 11:40 pm

Goon, if John Kruk can make it through, so can you.  Best of luck, man.

On Dec 15, 2020:

Zunardo replied to "sereinpnew" at 02:43 pm


On Dec 10, 2020:

Zunardo repped a post in "Pearl Harbor" at 11:18 am

Welcome to OC.

On Dec 8, 2020:

Zunardo replied to "GOAT Christmas song/album" at 02:05 pm
posted by Laley23

I can’t limit to just 1, but definitely have specific versions I like (and in turn dislike the same song by another artist) .  Top Album I prefer the classic sound. Either Harry Connick Jr., Bing Crosby, Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra.

Great minds think alike.  Very hard to pick just one favorite, but I'll go with these for now.

Traditional:  "Jingo Jango" by Bert Kaempfert

Non-traditional:  (tie) "The Chipmunk Song" (Seville), and "Frontier Christmas" (Hudson & Landry)

Album:  "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by Vince Guaraldi.  Runner-up:  The 1965 Rudolph TV special soundtrack

P.S.  I still remember my father and I hearing "The 12 Pains of Christmas" on the radio for the first time.  Mom couldn't figure out why we were in tears.

Zunardo repped a post in "GOAT Christmas song/album" at 02:03 pm

I can’t limit to just 1, but definitely have specific versions I like (and in turn dislike the same song by another artist)

Traditional Top-5:

  • Run Rudolph Run - Chuck Berry
  • Rocking’ Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
  • Blue Christmas - Elvis 
  • Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town - Jackson 5
  • Please Come Home for Christmas - Eagles

Non-Traditional Top-5:

  • Merry Christmas From the Family - Dixie Chicks & Rosie O’Donnell
  • Christmas Can Can - Straight No Chaser
  • Who Spiked the Eggnog - Straight No Chaser
  • 12 Pains of Christmas - Bob Rivers
  • Snoopy vs The Red-Barron - The Royal Guardsman

Top Album I prefer the classic sound. Either Harry Connick Jr., Bing Crosby, Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra.

On Dec 7, 2020:

Zunardo replied to "Pearl Harbor" at 07:08 pm
posted by gut

The question is how exactly were we surprised?  I suppose the technology wasn't really there for passive monitoring, but did we really have our heads in the sand and weren't actively patrolling?

I've always been struck by reports of how the radar operators spotted the initial wave of 100-some planes early that morning and wrote it off as a B-17 squadron doing exercises or something such.

  Even with radar being a new technology, it almost seemed ignoring that signal could have been part of a greater conspiracy - or was it just fear of not making waves?

Here's an interesting article about a historian's correspondence with one of the radar techs until that tech passed away in 2003:


On Dec 4, 2020:

Zunardo replied to "seo optimization company" at 03:31 pm

Yeah, but you should see the other guy.

On Nov 15, 2020:

Zunardo replied to "2020 Dead Pool" at 06:33 pm

About the time I started to follow the NFL, there was a Columbus Dispatch football sportswriter named Paul Hornung, a remarkable coincidence.  Not sure how common the name was, but I would always look at the morning paper and tell my dad "He doesn't look like a football player".

Zunardo replied to "Columbus area homeowners?" at 06:05 pm

Been using Ohio Heating for a number of years, very happy with their work.  They put in a new boiler system two years ago that should last me until I die.  

The first time their boiler tech came out to work on the old system, my father (one street over) was having trouble with the electronic ignition on his forced-air furnace.  The tech drove over from my house and got it going in about ten minutes.  Dad hasn't had problems with it since, and uses them now for his annual checkups..

On Nov 6, 2020:

Zunardo repped a post in "Impressed with the Biden Administration ......." at 05:09 pm

As a conservative I hope this thread is actually filled with positive news if Biden is elected. I hope for the best for our country no matter who is in charge. 

On Oct 30, 2020:

Zunardo replied to "Ohio Chatter Specialty" at 10:53 am

Posts that make others want to reply "tl/dr".

Zunardo repped a post in "Ohio Chatter Specialty" at 10:49 am

grammer and puncuation

Zunardo replied to "GOAT Halloween candy" at 10:48 am

My earliest favorite was the standard Hershey chocolate bar, because I lusted after it in the checkout line each week when my parents went grocery shopping.  A few years later, Three Musketeers took over my top spot.  

Nowadays, any chocolate-rice crunch bar, like Krackel or Nestle's Crunch.  Any kid that comes knocking at my door with those fundraiser booster bars had better have plenty of the choco-crunch variety, because I'll buy him out.  And if I buy any to hand out to trick-or-treaters, I'm going to be setting one aside every few minutes just for me.

On Oct 20, 2020:

Zunardo replied to "2020 Dead Pool" at 07:21 pm

Add to that - Spencer Davis, 81, yesterday.  Leader and guitarist for the Spencer Davis Group.  

If you're like me, you automatically picture Steve Winwood when you hear the SDG mentioned.  I never really knew anything about Davis, not even what he looked like.

Zunardo replied to "2020 Dead Pool" at 07:19 pm
posted by bigorangebuck22

Tony Lewis, 62, lead singer of The Outfield

Wow, that's young, but I'm still picturing him at age 25 from watching MTV 35 years ago.

On Oct 19, 2020:

Zunardo replied to "Birds aren't real" at 04:13 pm

Was wondering what Damon Zexx was up to these days. 



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