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Steve Megawertz

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Sep 11, 2003, 11:23:43 PM9/11/03
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It's amazing that practically everytime you see a decent sized storm
coming on the rader (Channel 44), it breaks up and goes around Austin,
and then reforms again after it passes.

That whole front just now broke up and never really blasted through
Austin like it did north of Travis CO; it just broke into little
peices here and there and reformed again even bigger just SE of
Austin. I probably got less than 1/4" (of rain that is).

-sw

Patrick Humphrey

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Sep 11, 2003, 11:57:36 PM9/11/03
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Steve Megawertz <swe...@cluemail.invalid> writes:

>It's amazing that practically everytime you see a decent sized storm
>coming on the rader (Channel 44), it breaks up and goes around Austin,
>and then reforms again after it passes.

You're getting what we got for about a month -- storms coming at the Big H
from the north and northeast, and vanishing once they crossed into Texas.

>That whole front just now broke up and never really blasted through
>Austin like it did north of Travis CO; it just broke into little
>peices here and there and reformed again even bigger just SE of
>Austin. I probably got less than 1/4" (of rain that is).

The section of it that's plowing southeastward will be hammering us in about
another hour (it's coming up on 23:00 now), and is giving the local Nexrad
some conniption fits. We'll see if this place is still above water in the
morning. (Probably so -- while it's heavy rain, it's not all that wide a band,
and it's moving at 20-25 mph, so it'll be gone before it dumps enough water to
cause major problems.)

--
Patrick "The Chief Instigator" Humphrey (pat...@io.com) Houston, Texas
www.io.com/~patrick/aeros.php (TCI's 2003-04 Houston Aeros)
22 meters above MSL, and planning on staying that far up

God Bless Texas

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Sep 12, 2003, 8:32:11 AM9/12/03
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"Steve Megawertz" <swe...@cluemail.invalid> wrote

> It's amazing that practically everytime you see a decent sized storm
> coming on the rader (Channel 44), it breaks up and goes around Austin,
> and then reforms again after it passes.

My personal theory is that it's because of all the lesbians in Austin, but
my wife says that's typical BS.

EL_FLOJO

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Sep 12, 2003, 10:58:25 AM9/12/03
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Its the hill country high pressure uplift that scares off low pressure rain
movements. Its like a wall of hot air that says, "Respect My AuthoritA"
Those pesky laws of thermodynamics.!


"God Bless Texas" <no.how...@no.where.com> wrote in message
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Who Knows?

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Sep 12, 2003, 12:10:25 PM9/12/03
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God Bless Texas wrote:

There's lesbians in Austin?

Steve Megawertz

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Sep 12, 2003, 2:54:04 PM9/12/03
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On Fri, 12 Sep 2003 12:32:11 GMT, "God Bless Texas"
<no.how...@no.where.com> wrote:

>"Steve Megawertz" <swe...@cluemail.invalid> wrote
>
>> It's amazing that practically everytime you see a decent sized storm
>> coming on the rader (Channel 44), it breaks up and goes around Austin,
>> and then reforms again after it passes.
>
>My personal theory is that it's because of all the lesbians in Austin, but
>my wife says that's typical BS.

That may explain all the fog, drizzle, and erratic winds in San
Fransisco.

-sw

JETman

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Sep 17, 2003, 12:08:40 PM9/17/03
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Mapanari wrote:
>
> Steve Megawertz
> <swe...@cluemail.invalid>news:mqe2mvorbisr8nkoe...@4ax.com:

> Heat from the city pushes it away.
>
> We've doubled our impervious cover in the last 10 years.
>
> --
>


I would have to take issue with this as I would venture an opinion that
it has to do with topography.

Excessive heat often builds local convective storms. Ask anyone in Atlanta...

--
Regards,

JT (Residing in Austin, Texas)

Just Tooling Down The Internet Superhighway With my G4.......

LarryG

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Sep 17, 2003, 2:20:55 PM9/17/03
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On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 08:42:34 GMT, Mapanari <Fakea...@nonexistant.com>
wrote:

> Steve Megawertz
> <swe...@cluemail.invalid>news:mqe2mvorbisr8nkoe...@4ax.com:
>

> Heat from the city pushes it away.
>
> We've doubled our impervious cover in the last 10 years.


You mean like *roadways* that SUV and pickup drivers are always whining
that we don't have enough of?

Who'da thunk it?

Cheers,
Larry G.

--
Vote Republican - The Party of 'Spend and Spin'!

JETman

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Sep 17, 2003, 11:57:27 PM9/17/03
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Mapanari wrote:
>
> JETman <jeta...@worldnet.att.net>news:3F688830...@worldnet.att.net:


>
> >
> >
> > Mapanari wrote:
> >>
> >> Steve Megawertz
> >> <swe...@cluemail.invalid>news:mqe2mvorbisr8nkoe...@4ax.com
> >> :
> >>
> >> > It's amazing that practically everytime you see a decent sized storm
> >> > coming on the rader (Channel 44), it breaks up and goes around
> >> > Austin, and then reforms again after it passes.
> >> >
> >> > That whole front just now broke up and never really blasted through
> >> > Austin like it did north of Travis CO; it just broke into little
> >> > peices here and there and reformed again even bigger just SE of
> >> > Austin. I probably got less than 1/4" (of rain that is).
> >> >
> >> > -sw
> >> >
> >>
> >> Heat from the city pushes it away.
> >>
> >> We've doubled our impervious cover in the last 10 years.
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >
> >
> > I would have to take issue with this as I would venture an opinion that
> > it has to do with topography.
> >
> > Excessive heat often builds local convective storms. Ask anyone in
> > Atlanta...
> >
> >
> >
>

> If you'd ever taken long trips on a motorcycle, you'd know what me and Jay
> Leno instinctively know.
>
> --
> -Mapi
>
> The Mapanari of Usenet.

I have taken long trips on a motorcycle and what has that got to do with anything???

JETman

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Sep 17, 2003, 11:59:23 PM9/17/03
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> >> Heat from the city pushes it away.
> >>
> >> We've doubled our impervious cover in the last 10 years.
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >
> >
> > I would have to take issue with this as I would venture an opinion that
> > it has to do with topography.
> >
> > Excessive heat often builds local convective storms. Ask anyone in
> > Atlanta...
> >
> >
> >
>

> I forgot to mention, if you're a pilot or ever been one, the heat rising from
> even a small city can push you up several hundred feet, sometimes up to a
> thousand if you're a small slow plane with big wings.
>
> I've been in ultralights, Cessnas, Moodies and pipercubs and in an old
> taildragger like a Piper Cub it's a free merrygo'around....you circle around
> a city and then head right in.
> Wheeeeee! Up you go, up and up and then on the other side, boom! Down you
> go go go.
> Then circle around and do it all over again, and hand your passenger in the
> back seat another barf bag and pretend not to hear their screams "Put us down
> Put us down Put us down <retch> NOW!"
>
> You know how you can come up onto a mountain peak at about 1000 above it and
> right as you top it up you go with updrafts from the winds?
>
> Same thing.
>
> You can get rising air from a freeway! You can follow a big freeway on a
> still summer's day at noon when there is no wind and with a sailplane you can
> get some thermal lift from it.
>
> Now add up all of Austin and surrounding area, and fucking morons who lay
> down black asphalat when they could lay down grey/white instead and idiots
> who shingle their houses with black shingles and all the morons who buy black
> cars in the south, add it all up and it's a hell of a rise!
>
> Watch clouds some day coming from the north ahead of a cold front. Lay on
> your back and watch them come up to austin, start to disperse and then get
> all torn up by the heat.
>
> --
> -Mapi
>


It ain't the heat... It's the topography.

Geeeez...

LarryG

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Sep 18, 2003, 12:54:49 AM9/18/03
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On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 03:59:23 GMT, JETman <jeta...@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

> Mapanari wrote:

>> Now add up all of Austin and surrounding area, and fucking morons who
>> lay
>> down black asphalat when they could lay down grey/white instead and
>> idiots
>> who shingle their houses with black shingles and all the morons who buy
>> black
>> cars in the south, add it all up and it's a hell of a rise!
>>
>> Watch clouds some day coming from the north ahead of a cold front. Lay
>> on
>> your back and watch them come up to austin, start to disperse and then
>> get
>> all torn up by the heat.
>>
>> --
>> -Mapi
>>
>
>
> It ain't the heat... It's the topography.
>
> Geeeez...


Wrong (again)! Mapi was referring to heat absorbtion and
convective release. What you are talking about are the
elevations and contours of the land, which have more to
do with wind, no so much with heat.

LarryG

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Sep 18, 2003, 1:07:19 AM9/18/03
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On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 03:27:57 GMT, Mapanari <Fakea...@nonexistant.com>
wrote:

> It's you demorats who advocated "Growth at any price".
>
> With growth is the excuse for more government, less liberty, more taxes
> and more illegals, all hallmarks of the modern liberal democratic
> socialist party.
>


Uhm, how long have you lived in Austin?
When I moved here (21 years ago) there were signs and bumper
stickers seeking to curb Austin's runaway growth. The locals
were alarmed that their small town was being swallowed up by
a baby Houston.

The advocates for growth were city council critters who were
bought and paid for by developers and techno-corps looking for
a free lunch next to a university. The "liberals" were likely
to be anti-growth. The city council doesn't have political
parties, AFAIK. However, it should be no surprise that the
Deomcrats (in the legislature) are as "interested" in campaign
donations as their Republican counterparts. Hence they are
as likely as Repubs to promote growth based on benefit for
special interests. I doubt that you can cite many Republicans
who voted against any business growth (other than porn,
gambling and liquor stores).

JETman

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Sep 18, 2003, 10:05:30 AM9/18/03
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And just what qualifies you in the field of Meteorology?

LarryG

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Sep 18, 2003, 1:10:56 PM9/18/03
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I've been taking television courses for most of my life.
They come on the local channels about 6:15pm and 10:15pm,
and have lots of graphs, charts, maps and multi-media
presentations. And they are taught by genuine meteorologists
and are approved by the American Meteorological Society!

Plus, I've lived with Texas weather for 90% of my life. You?

JETman

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Sep 18, 2003, 3:48:50 PM9/18/03
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LarryG wrote:
>
> On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 14:05:30 GMT, JETman <jeta...@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > LarryG wrote:
> >>
> >> On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 03:59:23 GMT, JETman <jeta...@worldnet.att.net>
> >> wrote:
>
> >> > It ain't the heat... It's the topography.
> >> >
> >> > Geeeez...
> >>
> >> Wrong (again)! Mapi was referring to heat absorbtion and
> >> convective release. What you are talking about are the
> >> elevations and contours of the land, which have more to
> >> do with wind, no so much with heat.
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >> Larry G.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> > And just what qualifies you in the field of Meteorology?
>
> I've been taking television courses for most of my life.
> They come on the local channels about 6:15pm and 10:15pm,
> and have lots of graphs, charts, maps and multi-media
> presentations. And they are taught by genuine meteorologists
> and are approved by the American Meteorological Society!
>
> Plus, I've lived with Texas weather for 90% of my life. You?
>
> Cheers,
> Larry G.
>
>


Minor in meteorology and can definitely state that so far, none of you
have learned your lessons well...

LarryG

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Sep 18, 2003, 5:24:25 PM9/18/03
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On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 19:48:50 GMT, JETman <jeta...@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

>
>
> LarryG wrote:
>>
>> On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 14:05:30 GMT, JETman <jeta...@worldnet.att.net>
>> wrote:

>> > And just what qualifies you in the field of Meteorology?
>>
>> I've been taking television courses for most of my life.
>> They come on the local channels about 6:15pm and 10:15pm,
>> and have lots of graphs, charts, maps and multi-media
>> presentations. And they are taught by genuine meteorologists
>> and are approved by the American Meteorological Society!
>>
>> Plus, I've lived with Texas weather for 90% of my life. You?
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Larry G.
>>
>>
>
>
> Minor in meteorology and can definitely state that so far, none of you
> have learned your lessons well...

Hah! At least I'm not the one who confuses Austin's heat island
for a topographical feature. Pphhtttttttttttt!

JETman

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Sep 18, 2003, 8:06:56 PM9/18/03
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LarryG wrote:
>
> On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 19:48:50 GMT, JETman <jeta...@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > LarryG wrote:
> >>
> >> On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 14:05:30 GMT, JETman <jeta...@worldnet.att.net>
> >> wrote:
>
> >> > And just what qualifies you in the field of Meteorology?
> >>
> >> I've been taking television courses for most of my life.
> >> They come on the local channels about 6:15pm and 10:15pm,
> >> and have lots of graphs, charts, maps and multi-media
> >> presentations. And they are taught by genuine meteorologists
> >> and are approved by the American Meteorological Society!
> >>
> >> Plus, I've lived with Texas weather for 90% of my life. You?
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >> Larry G.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> > Minor in meteorology and can definitely state that so far, none of you
> > have learned your lessons well...
>
> Hah! At least I'm not the one who confuses Austin's heat island
> for a topographical feature. Pphhtttttttttttt!
>
> Cheers,
> Larry G.
>
>


Austin's heat island doesn't amount to schitt...

JETman

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Sep 19, 2003, 1:05:29 AM9/19/03
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Mapanari wrote:
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> JETman <jeta...@worldnet.att.net>news:3F692EC3...@worldnet.att.net:

> Yah, those mountains just see you coming and they grunt, and groan and just
> as you're about to come up to them, the expell a big mountain fart of high
> energy gravitonic waves that just pushes me right up!
>
> I guess gravatonic waves also excite the elecmorons in my body and the plane
> because everything also gets warmer too!


>
> --
> -Mapi
>
> The Mapanari of Usenet.

I think that you need to get back to that bottle of Thunderbird...

JETman

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Sep 19, 2003, 1:07:50 AM9/19/03
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Mapanari wrote:
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> JETman <jeta...@worldnet.att.net>news:3F6A49C9...@worldnet.att.net:

> I guess you've never leaned against a black car or walked barefoot across a
> black tar parking lot in Austin in the summer?
>
> If you were a farm boy like me, you'd know that cows are dangerous in the
> hill country at night because they like to lay on the black road because it
> retains it's heat almost all night long.
>
> You can get out to change a flat tire outside of Mason, bend down and sweat,
> and rise up and get cold.


>
> --
> -Mapi
>
> The Mapanari of Usenet.

I own a black car but it doesn't come out of the garage except for
between October and May... Why d'ya think I painted my truck GM 12 white???

<snort>

JETman

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Sep 19, 2003, 1:11:43 AM9/19/03
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Mapanari wrote:
>
> JETman <jeta...@worldnet.att.net>news:3F6A0D4D...@worldnet.att.net:

> Well, meteorology from the Victorian era has changed since we don't use hot
> air balloons any more to test the diferences in barometic pressure.
>
> --
> -Mapi
>


Hardee Har Har har...

Now, idiots use helium balloons attached to lawn chairs to test thar'
wither all...

LarryG

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Sep 19, 2003, 1:21:34 AM9/19/03
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On Fri, 19 Sep 2003 03:48:46 GMT, Mapanari <Fakea...@nonexistant.com>
wrote:

> LarryG <gils...@texas.net>news:oprvpsez...@news.texas.net:
>

>> Hah! At least I'm not the one who confuses Austin's heat island
>> for a topographical feature. Pphhtttttttttttt!
>>
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Larry G.
>>
>>
>>
>

> Why are you laughing and rolling around the floor at Jetman! Don't you
> know anything about Mt.Bonel in Austin?
>
> Why, I hear that the abominable snowman has been spotted on one of it's
> glacial valleys and pure white snow leopards periodically decend to eat
> sleepy unwary cedar choppers in the valley's below.
>
> It's even been said that remanants of a commanche tribe are still up
> there, hiding out, along with some WWII Japanese soldiers.


Actually, I haven't been there in over ten years.
Last time they had put up a chain link fence to keep
visiting delinquents from throwing beer bottles and
rocks onto the million-dollar houses just below (by
the river). Maybe if Austin Parks and Recreation knew
of the real causes (Japanese, snow leopards, etc),
they'd take down that damn fence and just put around a
bunch of Sushi baited traps - they should catch all
the perpetrators you mentioned.

JETman

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Sep 19, 2003, 1:47:25 AM9/19/03
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> Why are you laughing and rolling around the floor at Jetman! Don't you know
> anything about Mt.Bonel in Austin?
>
> Why, I hear that the abominable snowman has been spotted on one of it's
> glacial valleys and pure white snow leopards periodically decend to eat
> sleepy unwary cedar choppers in the valley's below.
>
> It's even been said that remanants of a commanche tribe are still up there,
> hiding out, along with some WWII Japanese soldiers.
>

> --
> -Mapi
>


Well, I have been contemplating on how to activate the volcanic origin
of Pilot Knob...

Mike Smith

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Sep 19, 2003, 6:30:33 AM9/19/03
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On Fri, 19 Sep 2003 03:53:20 GMT, Mapanari
<Fakea...@nonexistant.com> wrote:

>JETman <jeta...@worldnet.att.net>news:3F692EC3...@worldnet.att.net:
>
>>
>>

>Yah, those mountains just see you coming and they grunt, and groan and just
>as you're about to come up to them, the expell a big mountain fart of high
>energy gravitonic waves that just pushes me right up!
>
>I guess gravatonic waves also excite the elecmorons in my body and the plane
>because everything also gets warmer too!

Standing too close to that 1970's model microwave again, Mapi?

Mike Smith

LarryG

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Sep 20, 2003, 2:10:22 AM9/20/03
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On Sat, 20 Sep 2003 04:55:32 GMT, Mapanari <Fakea...@nonexistant.com>
wrote:

> Mike Smith <m...@wt.net>news:kkmlmvs4vi8dopla9...@4ax.com:

>> Standing too close to that 1970's model microwave again, Mapi?
>>
>> Mike Smith
>>
>

> Nah....well...maybe...but maybe..err...well. You tell me?
>
> See, I had all these roaches and I figured that if Microwaves kill things
> with water in them, roaches have water in them, so why won't they kill
> roaches.
> So, I disabled the safety's on the door and opened it, angled the
> microwave over the whole kitchen, set the timer for an hour and then sat
> at the kitchen table reading a good comic book "Honest Abe Hillary's Life
> Story" while I waited.
> Phew! It was a hot winter's night in Austin that night, but all the
> roaches were killed dead!
> My cat didnt' like it much, but that's ok because for some funny reason
> about a week later all her hair fell out, she went blind and started
> shitting and pissing everywhere so I took her to the vet and the vet told
> me she had Feline Distemper, charged me $600, then another $200 to put
> her to sleep when that didn't cure her.
> Anyways....my fillings in my teeth hurt a bit and my cataracts a a bit
> thicker now, but I'm ko, I me an , a ok now; well, good, like feeel good
> no what i mean wel, you no, rigght?
> Sorry, I get tired easily for some reason and I have to go to bed now.
>
> Did I mention that for some strange reason I vote straight democrat now?
> Go figure.


If you were really affected, you'd be voting *gay* democrat,
or if not for the rainbow coalition, then at least for the
Green party.

Cheers,
Larry g.

Mike Smith

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Sep 20, 2003, 6:17:05 AM9/20/03
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On Sat, 20 Sep 2003 04:49:17 GMT, Mapanari
<Fakea...@nonexistant.com> wrote:

>JETman <jeta...@worldnet.att.net>news:3F6A8FC1...@worldnet.att.net:


>
>
>>>
>>> Yah, those mountains just see you coming and they grunt, and groan and
>>> just as you're about to come up to them, the expell a big mountain fart
>>> of high energy gravitonic waves that just pushes me right up!
>>>
>>> I guess gravatonic waves also excite the elecmorons in my body and the
>>> plane because everything also gets warmer too!
>>>
>>> --
>>> -Mapi
>>>
>>> The Mapanari of Usenet.
>>
>>
>>
>> I think that you need to get back to that bottle of Thunderbird...
>>
>>
>

>Jacobs Creek Merlot....on sale at HEB last month!

Egri Merlot.... Real smooth, semi-sweet and no tannins.....
It's a Hungarian wine that should be in the stores next week (been
back-ordered for about 3 months).

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

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Sep 21, 2003, 8:44:43 AM9/21/03
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On Sun, 21 Sep 2003 02:39:06 GMT, Mapanari
<Fakea...@nonexistant.com> wrote:

>Mike Smith <m...@wt.net>news:26aomv0j6ems5m8r8...@4ax.com:


>
>> On Sat, 20 Sep 2003 04:49:17 GMT, Mapanari
>>>

>>>Jacobs Creek Merlot....on sale at HEB last month!
>>
>> Egri Merlot.... Real smooth, semi-sweet and no tannins.....
>> It's a Hungarian wine that should be in the stores next week (been
>> back-ordered for about 3 months).
>>
>> Mike Smith
>>
>

>I'm not a big merlot fan anymore; I consider it about on par with the crap
>that comes out, neuvou beaujoulis every year. Trouble with merlot is that
>it's gotten popular with the wanna be sophisticted yuppie uneducted crowd and
>now it's hard to find a good one at a decent price since they ramped up
>production and watered it down in flavor and body.
>I consider a premium Petite Syraah/ Shiraz to be the best wine in the world;
>but those premium ones that used to be $24 a bottle are now $48-$65, and I
>will not pay that much for any wine.
>
><sigh>everytime I find a nice grape, the fucking wannabe come all slithering
>along and ruin it....Pinot Grigios from Italy used to be the best deal in the
>world, but now everyone make them, with predicatable results.
>I have some secret red italian wines, shhhhh....the secret is that you buy
>from the vinyard right NEXT to the famous ones...same wine, 1/2 price.
>This has been a french trick for years because their wines are stricter in
>labeling than any old shit put out by CocaCola, Hublien or Pepsi in Napa
>Valley.

Egri Merlot...... $4.00 at Specs.

Try it.... You'll like it.........

Mike Smith

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