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Kung Fu Panda
Board: Stamp Swap
Apr 10, 2019 7:42am
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I carved a series of Kung Fu Panda stamps for a non-letterboxing event, & I have no interest in planting them. If someone is willing to take them & hide them, I'll mail them to you. I think there were about 6. Let me know!
Re: Sistema boxes
Board: State: Florida
Reply to: #973996 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 10, 2019 8:24am
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Are these the latest in rubbermaids, BB? No Ocean State Job Lots in FL, so are these similar?
Re: Sistema boxes
Board: State: Florida
Reply to: #974025 by sojourner
Apr 10, 2019 8:26am
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It is what a lot of people use down here. They’re not bad. I still like lock n lock best but it’s very hard to find. All of my spare lock n locks are in storage so I’m trying to find something that I can use until I can get those out of storage.
The Amazing Race 2019 tracker - race starts April 17!!!
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Apr 10, 2019 10:49am
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The Amazing Race premiere has been moved up to April 17 - next Wednesday! That's a month earlier than it was supposed to be!

For anyone who's interested in joining the pool, here's the tracker. It's only a week before the show starts so choose your teams and sign-up.

*Send me your team picks via AQ mail, not as a reply to this board post!*

Any questions, just ask.
:)
Happy AQ day to PumpkinSeedsLenore
Board: State: Missouri
Apr 10, 2019 11:19am
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Wishing you many new box finds in this coming year! I have enjoyed attending letterboxing outings with you this past year and hope that there will be many more in the future.
Re: Kung Fu Panda
Board: Stamp Swap
Reply to: #974024 by heartsquare
Apr 10, 2019 11:26am
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Are they still available? 😊
Re: "Tick"led red
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974023 by Honeychyck
Apr 10, 2019 1:16pm
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Even if they, say, laid on my clothes, then tongue-bathed themselves later?

You might want to check with your vet, but I've always read that once it's dried, it's OK for cats to be around. Permethrin doesn't move around much when dried and is not water soluble, which is why you can wash your clothes that have been treated and the clothing is still treated, even after multiple washes. Cat poisoning from permethrin is due to people using dog spot treatment for ticks and fleas that is permethrin based. The products are for dogs but sometimes people put them on cats. That's a huge amount of liquid permethrin going directly into the cat's bloodstream. Cats apparently lack the liver enzymes to break it down very well. The less common way cats have been known to be poisoned is when a dog has just been treated and the cat lays down next to the dog and licks the dog where the spot treatment was just applied.

You may just need to weigh the unknown risks to your cat vs the known very serious risk to yourself if you get a tick and get Lyme Disease.
Re: "Tick"led red
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974023 by Honeychyck
Apr 10, 2019 3:37pm
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the threat to cats is very low. In my experience, my cats never had any negative exposure (except for the one time I accidentally put the dog flea drops on the cat and had to give the cat a bath when I realized my mistake an hour later!) the cat lived nine more years anyway.

Just to keep it in perspective, this is the same active ingredient found in Rid, which is used to control head lice in children. Used by the bucket loads by school children nation wide.
Re: SMP
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #973580 by Quarry
Apr 10, 2019 7:02pm
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I can certainly help. I hope I didn't recycle those brain cells.
Re: Need some advice on using stencils
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971735 by Angel and Demon
Apr 10, 2019 7:48pm
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Thanks to those who replied - by implementing your suggestions, I was finally able to get a nice image from a stencil!
Re: SMP
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #974032 by T REX
Apr 10, 2019 8:14pm
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I still have gps maps from the tapping plastic work from 5ish years ago available to the highest bidder. :)
Re: SMP
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #974034 by Eidolon
Apr 10, 2019 8:52pm
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Me! Name your price!
Re: April 10th Event -- Today is the Day!
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #974021 by TeachJR
Apr 11, 2019 1:38am
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Thank you, TeachJR! It did!
April 10th Class Recap
Board: State: North Carolina
Apr 11, 2019 1:51am
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H and I went to the event early to plant a few boxes close to the shelter to use as examples. BEJays arrived, and one family arrived. The clock was ticking. It was 9:59, and there was nobody else. It was 10:04, and nobody else. I was thinking that we would start soon, no matter what. Then, in true, homeschooler fashion, please started showing up late...by the dozens.

After the event, H and I were trying to count how many people had attended. We got up to forty-eight, and there were more people who I do not know and did not get to meet personally. This morning, someone who I do not know commented to say that she and her family learned a lot and met some great people. I think that that puts our count at fifty-one (plus).

At the event, people were saying how much they enjoyed this hobby. Several families told me at the event and afterward that they were going to go back to the park and hunt for more.

I am going to post a message today and see if I can get some more feedback about who is actually planning to start boxing.

Thank you to BEJays and Petunia for attending the event and helping us guide people on the trails. Thank you to TeachJR for sharing some ideas for the class. Thank you to those of you here who were encouraging.

Oh, and somebody already would like us to do it again because her family could not make it. 😊
Re: Sistema boxes
Board: State: Florida
Reply to: #973996 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 11, 2019 5:55am
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We occasionally find sales on them at Aldi or Meijer stores if those stores are available to you.
Re: Kung Fu Panda
Board: Stamp Swap
Reply to: #974029 by RDHG
Apr 11, 2019 5:56am
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I got tons of replies! I'll msg you.
Re: April 10th Class Recap
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #974037 by RDHG
Apr 11, 2019 6:03am
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Thank you for spreading the interest of Letterboxing. We get great response in Illinois when we hold introductory sessions. Champaign County in Illinois has gone from 30 boxes to over 200 boxes in 3 years. We have another Homerdoodle event planned for July that will have many more boxes added to that list. I am so glad you had a good response!
Where did it go?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 11, 2019 6:17am
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What happened to Funniest Posts in the last 24 hours heading?
Re: Where did it go?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974041 by Elle
Apr 11, 2019 7:00am
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I figured there hadn't been any funny buttons clicked in the past 24 hours and tested my hypothesis by clicking funny on your post. I was right!
Re: St. Patrick's Day Smile
Board: Funny Pages
Reply to: #974018 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Apr 11, 2019 7:35am
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Where did you dig these up? I like dirty jokes, but you've hit rock bottom.
Just kidding! I really lava you guys.
Re: Where did it go?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974042 by Rocklun
Apr 11, 2019 8:15am
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Ha Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!
Re: Happy AQ day to PumpkinSeedsLenore
Board: State: Missouri
Reply to: #974028 by carry on grandma
Apr 11, 2019 8:28am
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Happy AQ day to an amazingly creative person!
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
Board: Movie Moments
Apr 11, 2019 9:22am
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The moment I heard about it’s one night premiere, I knew I had to be there! I have been an avid of Don Quixote for years. I even have a copy of Picasso’s painting of Don Quixote on my dining room wall. I love the 1972 musical with Peter O’Toole, Sophia Loren and James Coco. I play the sound track with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio when I need my Don Quixote musical fix. And last year when the Sacramento Theater Company brought it, my family was second row, front and center.

Per the introduction, this movie has taken 25 years to make. Between deaths on the sets, lawsuits and various other stalls, Terry Gilliam finally made his movie.

It opens with a scene of Don Q and his faithful pal riding through the Spanish desert and Don seeing the Giant (windmill) and charging after it. Once the actor gets stuck in the windmill, the director of the commercial Toby, played by Adam Driver, calls the scene to a cut. You quickly learn that Adam is a bit of sullen, prime Madonna director who is annoyed with how terrible things are going for the production of the commercial. His boss, a greedy man played by Stellan Skargard, tells him he needs to find some inspiration and as luck would have it, there is a gypsy there selling dvds. The lucky part is that the gypsy has an old copy of Toby’s college pet project of Don Quixote 10 years prior. His boss then assigns Toby the task of “looking after his wife” and heads off. The wife and Toby head to a hotel room and start making out but Toby is more interested in seeing his film. Needless to say, the wife isn’t having any of it and their time together gets interrupted because the boss actually returns. Toby is forced to flee the room, but he gets his chance to watch his film and begins to reminisce in the making of it.

The following day when production for the commercial is at a stand still, he realizes the town he used as the back drop of his college film is a few miles away and hops on a motorcycle and heads on over to see how things are going. Well, he quickly learns that things haven’t gone very well for the man who played Don Quixote. He is actually held prisoner by a greedy old woman, which freaks Toby out. Then a fire erupts from Toby and Don Quixote’s escape and Toby, in a bit of a panic, heads back to the set. Once at the set, his boss explains that per his wife, there was a thief in her hotel room and he blames the gypsy, though both men know that it really wasn’t the gypsy. So he makes Toby identify the man, which Toby does, and then the police see the motorcycle and tells Toby that he has to come with them because of the fire he caused. Toby complies and the police end up taking the long way back to the station because of a festival and in the middle of the desert, they come upon the old man Don Quixote Toby freed. Don approaches the vehicle and sees his squire, Toby, captured and Don demands his release of his “Sancho” (Toby) and their “misadventures” take off from there.

Jonathon Pryce plays our devoted Don Quixote and does an excellent job. He’s got some great zingers and is very devoted to the role.

Adam Driver, also known as the pouty Kylo Ren, does an excellent job of playing the modern day Sancho who is not sure what the hell is happening.

This movie goes between modern day and fantasy and Adam, just like the audience, is not always sure if what they are experiencing is real or not.

I really, really, really, enjoyed this film…… but not the ending. Gilliam starts this situation where you see the modern day issue and then you see what it would be life in Don Quixote’s time (like the village scene, which is similar to the original story line) with a “jihad” twist. And it was great. And I really wished Gilliam kept with more “misadventures” like that.

But then he introduces us to the Russian and it kinda takes a dark turn and it’s not fun or jovial anymore. But even then, in the scene where they are trying to escape on horses, Gilliam, in my opinion, could have made a better ending with a grand escape than what unfolds next. And after all that Gilliam had put the audience through, he could have sold it well.

Sadly, not my film and hence not my ending.

Now, if you know the story of Don Quixote, you know what happens. There is no getting around it. It’s part of the understanding of how Don Quixote changed the people around him and how they would live their lives from having known him.

But then Gilliam takes the ending in a direction that I think is a bit much. Not in a “you’ve gone too far” sort of a way but more of a “Um, no. No one is going to like this idea” sort of a way.

And with the gypsy running around and appearing at odd places, you would have thought it would have ended a little better. (I don’t know why movies and shows are starting to do this, but having some random person running around and appearing at odd moments, like they in Russian Doll with Horse, the homeless guy, seems to be the “thing” these days.)

Now having said way more than enough, on to my Kitty Paws
One Kitty Paw for Johnathon Pryce. He is excellent. “Me, me, me, me, me . . .”
One and A Half Kitty Paw for Adam Driver. He really does a great job playing the guy who is not sure what’s real anymore.
One Kitty Paw for the fun stuff in the film. Gilliam does a decent job of incorporating some of the highlights of the original story.

So at 3.5 Kitty Paws, I definitely recommend this film, even though I did not like ending. But go for the fun of seeing an old man bringing chivalry back to the world again.
Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
Board: Movie Moments
Reply to: #974047 by Captain Slick Kitty
Apr 11, 2019 9:49am
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I want to see it now! https://youtu.be/VGAxXwndB90
Re: Where did it go?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974041 by Elle
Apr 11, 2019 10:09am
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Is that a Board or a Widget?
Re: Where did it go?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974049 by Wendy
Apr 11, 2019 10:53am
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Is that a Board or a Widget?

It is a part of Wassa's Random Daily Funnies.
Re: Where did it go?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974050 by Elle
Apr 11, 2019 10:57am
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Ahhh.... yes. thanks
Re: April 10th Class Recap
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #974040 by TeachJR
Apr 11, 2019 1:07pm
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We have been talking about planning one near our area because we are always habing people ask what its about...
Re: Sistema boxes
Board: State: Florida
Reply to: #974038 by TeachJR
Apr 11, 2019 1:13pm
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Ok so while I was out letterboxing today, I stopped by Ollie’s in Eustis to get the Sistema boxes they had on sale. However, I ended up finding something that may be just as good for less $! They look like Lock n Locks but are about $1.25 each! The brand name is PAC-it Fresh. They look sturdy and seem to stay closed and locked very well (so far). Can’t wait to paint these up and try them out in the wild!
Re: Sistema boxes
Board: State: Florida
Reply to: #974053 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 11, 2019 1:19pm
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I was very excited to see a huge lot of Sistema boxes on craigslist for cheapcheapcheap but it was the microwave ones with the vent on the top, no good for boxing.

Warrior Woman
disappointed in RI