Jimmy Neutron

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  1. Live Free or Die Hard

    Good call. I loved the first Die Hard movie, liked 2 & 3 and will see this one as well. Rickman does play a hell of a bad guy.
  2. Another chat about health care costs

    My 12-year-old daugher had an appendectomy a few weeks ago. Everything went fine, her appendix did not burst. She did have to stay in the hospital for an extra few days because of a post-op fever. Cost? Just over $23k. $1000 for the surgery, $600 for anesthesia - the rest is for lab services and the hospital room. That's more than we were billed for the combined 4 births of our children. I am the last one that'll ever suggest some form of socialized medicine, but there is clearly something wrong with the system as it exists today. I can't imagine being a family go through this relatively common procedure without health insurance. Our best friends are self employed and something like this would cripple them financially.
  3. Any Huddlers with iphones?

    A co-worker of mine brought is iPhone in today and I messed around with it a little. Cool toy. Graphics are very good. His chief complaint is that although the phones are meant to be MP3 players, they don't use iPod accessories. I'd love to get one, but I don't want to switch carriers or pay five bills for one.
  4. Dateline NBC

    I agree. I'll go so far as to guess some of it is complete fiction. You know, like the other reality shows.
  5. "Stop or I'll Yell Stop Some more!"

    That's a good thing. Those trigger-happy commandos desrve to sit in prison a good long time. I'm more conservative than most around here, but am shocked that anybody thinks it's a good idea to give cops of any kind authority to do their best SS impersonation. For a very long time in this country, cops have not shot people unless there is grave and immediate danger to themselves or others. Now we have LEOs shooting and tazing peopel for simple non-compliance. If that doesn't frighten you somewhat, yer dumber than a box of hammers. The really sad thing is that these two officers couldn't catch the guy with 700+ pounds of pot. They were in a position to shoot him, but couldn't catch him? What's up with that?
  6. My wife has tried talking me into taking her toys in the um, no.
  7. The Greatest President of Our Time

    This much I agree with. I think the war on terror will become much more real to a lot of folks within the next year or so.
  8. Shotguns

    An empty tube certainly has safety merit, but so does an extra available round.
  9. Golf

    Good advice in this thread so far - I will reiterate that you do need to be fitted for clubs at your height. I would get fitted by a pro and have some knockoffs made based on your fitting and swing speed. You can do all that for far less than 5 bills here. Lessons depend on a lot of factors. I had a friend start playing and just had a naturally great swing. Big money on lessons would have been a waste for him. If you don't pick the game up easily, ask around at local courses for good pros/teachers. Good luck and enjoy! I freakin' love the game.
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  11. Shotguns

    Personally, I'd stay away from trigger locks. Multiple studies have shown them to be excessively difficult to remove while disoriented (waking up) and under stress (someone is in the house). They take too many fine motor skills to remove when someone is under stress. It doesn't do a damn bit of good to have a gun in the house if you can't get to it quickly if you need it. My advice would be to keep an illuminated electronic push button safe near your bed. Keep the gun loaded in the safe, with a shell in the chamber and on safe. I have opted for a daily routine of taking a gun to bed with me and returning it to the safe each morning. This can be dangerous, because you can simply never forget to do it. As strongly as I believe in being armed to the teeth, I believe even more in keeping my kids and their friends safe. My kids are also trained to back off and tell an adult if they ever find a gun, but kids are curious and it's not uncommon for us to have over a dozen kids through our house on a given day. You can't be too careful keeping guns away from curious kids.
  12. Shotguns

    Shooting through building materials is hardly ever a good idea - despite Hollywood's best representations. If you and your loved ones are behind a good solid door, great - stay there and cover it with whatever weapon is available. If you are convinced you need to blast through building materials, use a heavy, centerfire rifle bullet. There's a guy that plays with these kinds of scenarios and posts the video and results on this website. Box o' Truth . Check it out. I hope I am as useful when I retire.
  13. What would you do?

    I'd buy the motorcycle I want, my wife a nice piece of jewelry and invest the rest.
  14. For You Married Folks Only

    +1 and +1. No fun-time happy mouth or hand jobs? Wow.
  15. Which Huddlers have you met in person ?

    1 - Puddy. I will be in Chicago in a couple of weeks.
  16. Shotguns

    Good call. Shotgun gauges are determined by the number of lead balls in that diameter it takes to make one pound. The exception is the .410 - which is measured in caliber. Shotguns are excellent home defense guns, but if defense is the lone application, it should be quite short - less than 20" barrel. Alternating slugs and buckshot is an excellent strategy for defending yourself from a bear in the woods, but a terrible idea if you live with other people due to serious over-penetration. Small bird shot is a much better choice if you live with loved ones - it remains lethal at normal combat ranges and yet is slowed considerably or stopped entirely by normal building materials. I recommend the Remongton 870 Marine Magnum for home defense applications. Outfit it with ghost-ring sights and a flashlight and you'll be in good shape.
  17. Are You Armed

    You are correct, sir. I am a local Huddler gun nut and RKBA fanatic.
  18. Future Hall Of Famers

    It's awfully thin in Denver right now for HoF prospects. I'd say Bailey is a near lock, but there's not much after him. Let's talk about Cutler in 5-6 years.
  19. LT2

    He's special - there is no quetion about that. I like to piss off the old guys in conversations like this by saying that Jim Brown would have been nothing special playing against today's defenses, but I have no way of proving that. LT is gifted enough to out run and/or make even the best of today's defenders look oh so stupid. He's fun to watch and a class act, but I can't say he's the best of all time just yet. He needs to do it for a few more years to catch Barry and Walter in my eyes. I mean no disrespect to Emmitt - he certainly had longevity, but he was no where near as fun to watch as these other cats.
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  21. ever had a bottle rocket fight?

    One of the "great" achievements of my life was sticking my friend in the arm with a bottle rocket when he was at a full run trying to escape. The end of the stick stuck in his arm just before it blew up. He screamed like a girl - no real harm done other than a slight powder burn. Good times.
  22. Utah public enemy #1 caught

    I listened to this story unfold on the radio this morning. Too bad he didn't offer enough of a fight to just shoot.
  23. Comcast and the NFL Network

    It's free with a low-grade Dish package.
  24. Microsoft Surface

    This is cool Watch to the end - the puzzle thing is pretty cool. This will be the biggest change in commerce since plastic.