Asthmatic Camel's Nerdy Modelling Thread.

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You like 'em slutty, don'tcha AC? :)
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BTW, since you and I are about the same age, what are your top ten tips for growing old and decrepit with style?

I'll start:

#1 Wear clothing completely unbecoming some one of my age.

#2 Lust unrequited after redheaded women young enough to be my granddaughters.

More to come. After I've had my nap.
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sparks wrote: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:42 pm #1 Wear clothing completely unbecoming some one of my age.
I don't see much style in old farts shuffling along in hoodies, "sports" sneakers and baseball caps (the young'ones are allowed the dumbth of their age) – so I hope it's not what you mean?

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Damn. If only I was 20 something again!

Never liked hoodies and only do baseball caps if it's raining. But I tend to dress a lot younger than I am and I expect I'm being foolish in this. But what the hell, I'm not long for this world and why not be comfy?
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sparks wrote: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:50 am Damn. If only I was 20 something again!
But only with present-day knowledge – I'd hate to have to go through all the old moves again!

sparks wrote: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:50 amwhy not be comfy?
Of course.


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sparks wrote: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:42 pm BTW, since you and I are about the same age, what are your top ten tips for growing old and decrepit with style?

I'll start:

#1 Wear clothing completely unbecoming some one of my age.

#2 Lust unrequited after redheaded women young enough to be my granddaughters.

More to come. After I've had my nap.
My first suggestion is to follow the fine example set by my old school chum, Marc Murphy and grow a ridiculous beard, get several piercings and a goodly number of tattoos. And only ever wear knee-length pants, even if it's snowing and -20 :)

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And you definitely need a fag-o-cycle. Something like this, perhaps...

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I'm afraid all of those examples are a bit over the top for me. I do have a beard but it's well trimmed at all times. I do wear over the knee pants, but not these baggy circus-tent versions that people seem to love so well. And I do not have a fag-o-cycle.

Yet. :)
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Only the subway, but nice vibe:

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↑ :HoppingMad: Keep your grubby unartistic fingers out of that, she's perfect. :HoppingMad2:
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:35 pm Nope. Creepy old hippie is not "in style".

https://i.imgur.com/yYNqJry.jpg Neither is this :BigGrin3:
Marc's an artist and could generously be described as "eccentric", so perhaps his hippiness can be forgiven. :)

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sparks wrote: Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:01 pm I'm afraid all of those examples are a bit over the top for me. I do have a beard but it's well trimmed at all times. I do wear over the knee pants, but not these baggy circus-tent versions that people seem to love so well. And I do not have a fag-o-cycle.

Yet. :)
You could start with baby steps.

Get a chromatic harmonica and start wearing silly hats. :)

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Witness wrote: Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:40 pm ↑ :HoppingMad: Keep your grubby unartistic fingers out of that, she's perfect. :HoppingMad2:

If she floats your boat, you should move to Japan. That “look” is a dime a dozen here.
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shuize wrote: Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:13 am If she floats your boat, you should move to Japan. That “look” is a dime a dozen here.
Not really – I meant perfect in context, as an actor can fit a role without being attractive.

And my modest experience with Asian ladies is that most range from weird to bathsit crazy (on top of what passes for usual in the fairer sex).
Not that I mind very much, but I wouldn't cross the seas.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:44 pm She got on at the station I used in those days, and maybe a third of the trains were still that type. :p
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Witness wrote: Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:28 am And my modest experience with Asian ladies is that most range from weird to bathsit crazy (on top of what passes for usual in the fairer sex).

Yes, there's that. If I ever break up with my girlfriend, I might look outside Japan. I think I've started to lose perspective on how much is standard female crazy and how much is Asian female bonus crazy.
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Witness wrote: Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:28 am
shuize wrote: Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:13 am If she floats your boat, you should move to Japan. That “look” is a dime a dozen here.
Not really – I meant perfect in context, as an actor can fit a role without being attractive.

And my modest experience with Asian ladies is that most range from weird to bathsit crazy (on top of what passes for usual in the fairer sex).
Not that I mind very much, but I wouldn't cross the seas.
In my youth, I had an Indian girlfriend, (a genuine NBL), to whom I was engaged to be married. She wasn't even slightly weird, let alone batshit crazy...

Until she developed full-blown schizophrenia.

Stark-staring, fucking bonkers, receiving messages from car registration plates type mad!
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Shit happens.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:40 am
ed wrote: Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:34 am
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:44 pm She got on at the station I used in those days, and maybe a third of the trains were still that type. :p
Was there supposed to be some sort of commentary, or were you just saying "ditto"? :)
I was going to say 'luxury" then show a pic of the myrtle ave el train (wood, I may remind you and highly flammable)
Then I got distracted. Sorry.
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asthmatic camel wrote: Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:55 am In my youth, I had an Indian girlfriend, (a genuine NBL), to whom I was engaged to be married. She wasn't even slightly weird, let alone batshit crazy...

Until she developed full-blown schizophrenia.
Ouch! Sorry to hear that, AC. :|





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I've seen that stuff Witness. Should have bought some instead of trying to replace the old traction tyres and then being unable to put my trains back together!
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sparks, have you considered taking up pipe smoking? It adds a certain degree of gravitas to the appearance of gentlemen of a certain age...

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asthmatic camel wrote: Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:29 am sparks, have you considered taking up pipe smoking? It adds a certain degree of gravitas to the appearance of gentlemen of a certain age...

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Here, I have something else for you so you can age gracefully.

When you want to camp out and brave the elements this will allow you to sleep comfortably with little if any laughter directed at you.
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It's really you.
Spoiler:
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:Waaaah:

The video is cut here; original format: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JimuYkTSPjY
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Heart string puller indeed. ed won't understand as he's a result of parthenogenesis. :)
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sparks wrote: Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:05 pm Heart string puller indeed. ed won't understand as he's a result of parthenogenesis. :)
I thought he just oozed somehow out of the primeval slime. :?





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Just something for AC:

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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:21 pm 1960:

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1971: :cry:

I think that is Navy St. Next stop is Bridge/jay and the last one.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:08 pm [Gingerbread tram]
I got diabetes just from looking at it. :cry:





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You only get her if you have a full size train.
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She can work on my locomotive any time she likes.
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Witness wrote: Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:33 am

:Waaaah:

The video is cut here; original format: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JimuYkTSPjY
What is going on with this? Is the guy a nazi yardmaster sending jews to the camps? Don't get it. Looked like a nazi uniform though.
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Listy's 'ad 'er.
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Ahem.

Meanwhile, back in The Attic of Doom™, work continues...

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Run your low voltage now. Also run some 110 (or whatever the fuk you guys use). Just in case. Much better to have a spare outlet than none at all.
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All UK mains electricity house wiring is nominally 230V. It's not like USA 220 V with two opposite phase 110V live wires - there is one 230V live and one neutral. Pretty deadly stuff but we have fancy plugs and sockets with a fuse inside each plug to compensate for the dangers of the higher voltage.

It's actually 240V because that was our standard in the UK. When we joined the EU, to be compliant with the European 220V system everybody renamed their systems to be "230V" with a tolerance. Nothing actually changed to either system but by the magic of politics the two systems became harmonized! We were allowed to keep our UK plugs, though the EU were rather grudging about it.