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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 05:58 am:

It looks like this machine doubles as a snowmobile in its spare time. It caught the Pasty Cam's attention, sitting out in front of the new Houghton Holiday Inn Express site 8 years ago.


Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 06:11 am:

Good morning!
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By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 06:57 am:

Hopefully not a prediction for your winter months.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 07:07 am:

Good morning! Happy it's Friday! The hunters will have nice weather this weekend, though I'm sure they'd prefer some snow to track the deer.

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 07:08 am:

good morning...
why is there no link for the new forum area ?

We've stayed at the Holiday Inn Express several times. Its pretty nice.

By Tim in Oscoda (Timmer280) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 07:17 am:

Mornin' All! Have a GREAT Weekend everyone!

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 07:19 am:


If any of you guys happen to get the Sundance Channel, there is a series starting on 26 November about Watersmeet. It sounds interesting. It centers around the high school basketball team...follows the town, etc...
you might see your local team , who knows?

Here's a link so you can check out what its about

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 07:26 am:

Good Morning, Everyone! TGIF, Happy Friday, have a great weekend! Good Luck to Calumet High, Midland, and L'Anse High schools in their playoff games tonight and tomorrow! If I forgot your local high school, good luck to them, too. :-)

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 07:28 am:

by the sure to click on the video link..there are cuts from all the episodes...pretty interesting in themselves, even if you don't have the channel. You will see stuff you know about

By Koke (Pjk3000) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 07:33 am:

Hey is that top photo Arctic Cat's answer to Polaris's Victory motorcycles? If it is I think they need a little more research and development. I love my Polaris "two wheel" snowmobile more then I would like Arctic's "four wheel" snowmobile.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 08:00 am:

It's a snowmowheeler! Polaris rocks however! Bring on the snow!!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 09:02 am:

For those of you who have expressed an interest in hearing Christmas music this early: you will love what our local Oldies music station and its companion FM station, started doing yesterday. They are playing Christmas music exclusively, 24/7 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week), beginning yesterday and continuing through the end of the year.

I love Christmas music, but I think that kind of destroys the spirit. It would be one thing if they just played a couple of Christmas songs an hour, even, BUT not to play only Christmas music, and nothing else. The wonderful Christmas music will be very old by the time that Thanksgiving rolls around, let alone Christmas or New Years Eve. :-( I guess I'll have to dig out my iPod and car charger for the next 2 months. My husband's and my preferences would be to wait to play Christmas music exclusively until Thanksgiving. That would make a lot of sense to us, but maybe we are just a little bit old fashioned. :-)

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 10:45 am:


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By BJmilford (Bjmilford) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 10:49 am:

Hey Pat....still plenty of treats left. Guess I'll have to eat them......
Snowmobiles are ok, but I'm glad your Dad had a chain and 4-wheel drive when I needed help.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 12:10 pm:

HMMMMMMMMM, I'll have to check my oldies station and see if they've started yet. I personally start listening in early November and never tire of it. It's truly beautiful music.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 12:14 pm:

I think I'd just listen to the Christmas station until I had my fill, and then switch stations or listen to a CD. I heard Karen Carpenter singing "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays" when I was just in the post office! Maybe they're trying to entice people to mail early and avoid the Christmas crush.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 12:27 pm:

I am with marianne, not until after thanksgiving. But we will toss in a movie earlier, I have to watch "A Christmas Story" to get into the mood. My kids think I'm an idiot.

By tom ghering (Tomgheringtcmi) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 12:46 pm:

Chris Dominic

November, 2 2007 at Spaghetti Benefit and Concert
Greensky Hill (Susan Hall) Old US-31 Hwy, Charlevoix, 49720
Cost : $10

Friends of Chris Dominic are hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Benefit and Concert. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Salad, and Dessert. Ticket prices: Adult $10, Children $5, Children 5 & under are free.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 12:48 pm:

I personally like either the movie "White Christmas", or "It's a Wonderful Life". They're a must see every year. And then there's always "The Grinch" (cartoon variety). Nothing puts you in the Christmas spirit more than watching the Grinch's heart grow 3 sizes in one day. LOL Oh yeah, must see Charlie Brown too.

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 02:12 pm:

Bah Humbug! (just kidding) I personallly like "A Christmas Carol" in any of its forms.

By Tom Karjala (Tom) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 02:24 pm:

Are there more women sending messages to Pasty Central than men??? It sometimes seems so. Not that there is anything wrong with that..................just observed when reading the Xmas comments.
Lets get through Thanksgiving first, OK?

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 02:45 pm:

Tom K, I don't think your observation works, in general. It might, on specific topics, though.

BTW, hey, what's wrong with women? The commander of the space shuttle that is currently docked on the space station is a woman, and the current commander of the space station is a woman. Women are going places, finally, spoken by one who tried hard to become an astronaut, but I was ahead of my time. I did not know that women were not allowed in the program at the time. Now, that's bah humbug! I had the technical credentials. I was in school during the space race against the Russians, so I took Calculus and the honors science courses in high school, way back then, because of the huge push to win the space race. Add to that, the fact that we lived in Houston at the time, where NASA's manned spacecraft center is, so there was even more pressure to help get the US ahead in the space program.

By paul (Pungvait) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 03:07 pm:

this guy votes no on Christmas music until after turkey day

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 03:09 pm:

I was one of the first gals in the Cedar Rapids area that bought and rode her own Harley Davidson instead of being just a passenger. Today there is over 40,000 lady riders.

By YooperGal (Daryl) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 03:46 pm:

The Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly annual food drive that Lambda Chi fraternity is helping with is tomorrow, Saturday Nov. 3rd from 9-5pm. If you live in Lake Linden,Hubbell, Dollar Bay, Hancock, Houghton, Chassell, Atlantic Mine, South Range or Painsedale, the fraternity will be driving through you areas to collect bags of food that you can leave out on your doors step. If you receive the Gazette, you will find a grocery bag in it with the details, if you do not receive the gazette but live in these areas, please consider putting some food out. We rely on this food all year for our food pantry and activities. If you put a bag out and it is not collected by 4pm, just call our office at 482-6944 and we will make sure we get it!

If you would like to volunteer we still need help collecting anytime between 10-5, or sorting food at our office from 4-6!

Thank you for your support!!!

By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 03:58 pm:

Regarding opinions about Christmas movies and music; every man has his own opinion, but before radio, television, and the internet became an industry he could only bore a few people at a time with it. The foolish and the dead never change their opinions. (;>}

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 04:39 pm:

That's a great service project, YooperGal. Congratulations to you and Lambda Chi for working on it and following through with it. The Boy Scouts here do a similar idea around Easter time. Before Thanksgiving, a lot of groups will pick needy families and supply the full Thanksgiving dinner for them.

But, I have read that the food pantry up there needs a lot of help with donations. This is a great time to be doing it.

I hope the families in the area who can donate food stuffs that can be kept without refrigeration, will do so! And, at this time of the year, things like canned pumpkin, cranberry sauce, et al, might be a welcome addition, as well. :-)

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 06:06 pm:

I am back home on Duck Key after spending 3 wonderful months in the UP. We(my husband Bill & I )
stayed in Rivers Bend Campground in Iron Mountain.We parked our trusty old Airstream,set up our computer and Bill put up his ham radio equipment.It was great! We drove all over the UP. Went up to Copper Harbor and stopped for lunch at The Hut. Noticed Capt.Paul and Dr.Nat had signed the guest book and wished we could have met them but we were a day or so late for that. Enjoyed seeing the summer turn into fall...drove Cliff Drive,went to the Jampot,and did all the things we had wanted to do. Living in an area while visiting is fun. You get to meet people you might otherwise not meet and the people we got to know were so very nice. Loved shopping at Econo too. They have the best meat! I miss being UP there and hope we can make it back next year.

By Tom Karjala (Tom) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 06:13 pm:

I am well aware of the new status of women. I am glad for it. My best students way back when mostly were women coming back to college. I didn't have any who aspired to be an astronaut though. Where would the world be without women? Don't get started on that.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 06:26 pm:

Tom...the question really is, "where would man be without women?" It's a friday evening and I'm in a jolly mood and having a hoot with Tom!!

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 06:44 pm:

Here's a sample of a program that is pretty neat. You can find your home, or maybe a place you would love to visit.
Microsoft Virtual Earth. I've included an image of Chicago as well, because you can do a BIRDS EYE view in a lot of places, not the UP unfortunately, and see the real thing. Its awesome.
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is this not cool ? Enjoy your explorations.

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 06:57 pm:

Again, I apologize for the mess. I contacted Mary. Hopefully she can delete the offending posts.
I will still do the Chicago ones, one at a time..hopefully
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By David Soumis (Davesou) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 06:59 pm:

and finally, the real deal
I have one of Fort Wilkins too, but I'll refrain. I was just excited about the fact this is a real neat tool.
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Note from Charlie: The original pictures uploaded above have been reduced to fit the regular width of this discussion page. To avoid editing of pictures you upload, refrain from using anything over 660 pixels wide.

By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 08:22 pm:

A woman is a person who can hurry through a grocery store without brushing her grocery cart against shelves and displays and then drive home and knock the doors off a two-car garage. (:>{

By Theresa R. Brunk (Trb0013) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 09:20 pm:

Christmas Music.. I wait until after Thanksgiving. Christmas movies... Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, first.. Then every other Christmas movie including 'The Bishops Wife, 'Scrooge' the Musical, and William Wegmans' Fays' 12 Days of Christmas' which is real dogs dressed up in People clothes. It's a riot! All Christmas Day I play Rich Little as 'A Christmas Carol' over and over again. He played all parts including Scrooge as W.C. Fields.
And on the woman controversy, in 1989 I was the only female Plumber to pass the test out of 103 people who took the test. When they told me Congradulations! You passed! I burst out crying. The 3 Master Plumbers who were scoring were speechless and didn't know how to react. I looked up and said I was not crying because I made Master on my first time.... I was crying because I scored 94% and I thought I had aced it! Then we all started to laugh.

By k j (Kathiscc) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 09:26 pm:

All I can say is

And also- wait til at least Thanksgiving for Christmas music.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 09:34 pm:

Erica--I had wondered what happened to you. No posts for awhile.
Seems like you had a terrific time.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, November 2, 2007 - 11:14 pm:

Marsha, what's the name of the Christmas CD that you listen to all year long? I could listen to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra all year long. In fact, we were listening to them in the car tonight.

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