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Old 6th August 2023, 09:17 PM   #3401
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Originally Posted by Gord_in_Toronto View Post
Put on blinkers?

Those are for winkers.
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Old 8th August 2023, 09:10 AM   #3402
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
Let us not forget the delirious inkers.
or link
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Old 3rd January 2024, 07:37 AM   #3403
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Well, I'm not really new, but back after a really, really long time!

Not sure if anyone even remembers me at this point!
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Old 3rd January 2024, 07:40 AM   #3404
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Welcome back. I don't remember specific posts but I remember you.
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Old 3rd January 2024, 07:48 AM   #3405
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Originally Posted by Tanstaafl View Post
Well, I'm not really new, but back after a really, really long time!

Not sure if anyone even remembers me at this point!
Likewise, welcome back Tanstaafl, can't recall specific posts, conversations or interactions either myself but do recall you.
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Old 3rd January 2024, 08:23 AM   #3406
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Thanks, it's nice to not be totally forgotten. I probably won't post much going forward, but I'll try to stop in once in a while.
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Old 3rd January 2024, 05:23 PM   #3407
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I remember Tanstaafl.
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Old 3rd January 2024, 05:34 PM   #3408
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
I remember Tanstaafl.
I even remember free lunches…….
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Old 3rd January 2024, 05:47 PM   #3409
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Originally Posted by lionking View Post
I even remember free lunches…….
But, surely, there is no . . . .
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Old 3rd January 2024, 06:09 PM   #3410
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Like others I have no recollection of what Tanstaafl posted, or what their position was, but I remember the name. Always good to have someone back.
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Old 3rd January 2024, 08:02 PM   #3411
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First one of you that proposes The Tanstaafl Effect, so help me god...
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Old 3rd January 2024, 11:24 PM   #3412
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Originally Posted by Thermal View Post
First one of you that proposes The Tanstaafl Effect, so help me god...
That would be Robert Heinlein. Not Milton Friedman as commonly attributed.

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Old 7th January 2024, 08:27 PM   #3413
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Originally Posted by Tanstaafl View Post
Well, I'm not really new, but back after a really, really long time!

Not sure if anyone even remembers me at this point!
I remember you. Drop by sometime and I'll take you out for lunch!
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Old 8th January 2024, 11:21 PM   #3414
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Originally Posted by Tanstaafl View Post
Well, I'm not really new, but back after a really, really long time!

Not sure if anyone even remembers me at this point!
Pepperidge Farm remembers!
And so do I.
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Old 9th January 2024, 03:42 AM   #3415
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Originally Posted by Tanstaafl View Post
Thanks, it's nice to not be totally forgotten. I probably won't post much going forward, but I'll try to stop in once in a while.
BTW if you're on Facebook there are a bunch of old-timers in the JREFugees FB group if you're interested.
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