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    Quote Originally Posted by IntheGroove View Post
    Straw Hat Pizza...
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    dam i love pizza!!! especialy fresh outa the oven in italy!! ( not not a tourist trap, a real restaurant) I would wear a womans or mans straw hat for that!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12bolts View Post
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    I dont get the pizza reference?
    It's a US thing. And wacky humor of yours truly...
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    Putting out an oil well fire. Southern California, 1931.

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    Red Adair would have been 16 years old but he would have wanted to help put out that fire...

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    Clearly I'm not old enough to recall that 30's era; but I certainly remember the 'forests' of oil rigs strewn about. One in particular, along Pacific Coast Highway a bit past Seal and Huntington Beach areas seemed to go for miles.
    There surely is still oil down there; but real estate development is more long term revenues; and easier to escalate prices.
    So now, most families can't afford to buy a home, and all are dependent on foreign whims for petroleum...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    Clearly I'm not old enough to recall that 30's era; but I certainly remember the 'forests' of oil rigs strewn about. One in particular, along Pacific Coast Highway a bit past Seal and Huntington Beach areas seemed to go for miles.
    There surely is still oil down there; but real estate development is more long term revenues; and easier to escalate prices.
    So now, most families can't afford to buy a home, and all are dependent on foreign whims for petroleum...
    You’re making a good argument for moving away from fossil fuels and towards renewables there. Sadly, most folks are too lazy to do so.

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    Workers assembling a Merlin V-12 engine.

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    I always wondered if they really did put those out with dynamite like was shown in the John Wayne movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Workers assembling a Merlin V-12 engine.

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    Looks more like they are preparing for a dyno pull.

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    They are not assembling it, they are readying it for a test run...

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