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WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« on: 23 Nov 2019, 05:35 »

Sorry to be a bit American-centric with this, but here are some lesser known factoids about the history of Thanksgiving Day in America.
  • The Pilgrim Fathers at the Plymouth Feast in 1621 weren't Puritans. They were Brownist Separatists.
  • The first thanksgiving celebration held in what would become the USA was in 1541 by the Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado in what is now the Texas panhandle.
  • The second was held by French Huguenauts in a settlement near what is now Jacksonville, Florida.
  • The first thanksgiving celebration with both Europeans and Native Americans was shared at St. Augustine between the Spaniards and the Timicuans.
  • The celebration had by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag in 1621 was a harvest festival instead of a thanksgiving celebration.
  • Tisquantum ("Squanto") and Samoset spoke English because they were kidnapped by an Englishman, purchased by Spanish friars, escaped, made their way to London, spent 5 years there, and then managed to get back to North America only to find that Tisquantum's tribe had died of plague.
  • Allegedly, the first thing the Pilgrims heard upon meeting Samoset was "Do you have any beer?"
  • Tisquantum was basically the only reason the Pilgrims not only didn't starve, but didn't get themselves killed by the Wampanoag (repeatedly). By all accounts, the man should be canonized as a saint (miracle: keeping the peace for ~50 years).
  • Plymouth Rock was founded on Tisquantum's abandoned hometown.
  • Washington had declared his first presidential Thanksgiving in 1789, and one as a general in 1777, the same month the Continental Congress set theirs. Well before magazine editress Sarah Hale wrote to President Lincoln.
  • The first dish to emerge as a traditional Thanksgiving entree was pork ribs, not turkey.

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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #1 on: 24 Nov 2019, 19:43 »

New comic is up.

I;m half tempted to bring back the create a caption threads for that last panel, but I'm uncertain as to how to do them.
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #2 on: 24 Nov 2019, 20:21 »

BUUUUUUUTTTTS.

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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #3 on: 24 Nov 2019, 23:27 »

I'm thinking that Millifeulle is desperately wishing that she'd taken up Faye's offer of a blindfold and a pair of headphones with soothing classical music playing over them. There are certain conversations that I, for one, would always feel intensely better having not heard and a discussion about the content of my buttocks is one of them!

It says all sorts of good things about Sam that her first and overriding concern is that Millie not be feeling any discomfort. It says lots of interesting things about Milli that she is trying to reassure Sam as a priority!

"Thermal decoupler" is an interesting technical name for what's basically an electrical hot knife.
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #4 on: 25 Nov 2019, 01:05 »

"Thermal decoupler" is an interesting technical name for what's basically an electrical hot knife.
Who knows...  My imagination made it a permanent but invisible seam with some sort of heat sensitive adhesive, so the application of the tool opens the pre existing seam.  Another question is that of stretch. Do they need to add extra skin to allow for the implants, or like human skin will it adapt by itself?
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #5 on: 25 Nov 2019, 02:42 »

"Thermal decoupler" is an interesting technical name for what's basically an electrical hot knife.
Who knows...  My imagination made it a permanent but invisible seam with some sort of heat sensitive adhesive, so the application of the tool opens the pre existing seam.  Another question is that of stretch. Do they need to add extra skin to allow for the implants, or like human skin will it adapt by itself?

Technically, a (welding) torch, or a soldering iron are thermal decouplers, too!

Question is, how elastic the "dermal cover" is, and how much the difference is. I guess there needs to be a certain amount of stretch to account for movement, so as long as you don't add like ten pounds per cheek, it should be fine.
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #6 on: 25 Nov 2019, 04:54 »

Question is, how elastic the "dermal cover" is, and how much the difference is.
I would expect they ordered in any they need along with the implants; probably standardized colors as well as materials.  I would think there would be resellers of after-market or OEM dermal components; after all May found some the proper color eventually.
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #7 on: 25 Nov 2019, 06:49 »

"Thermal decoupler" is an interesting technical name for what's basically an electrical hot knife.
Who knows...  My imagination made it a permanent but invisible seam with some sort of heat sensitive adhesive, so the application of the tool opens the pre existing seam.  Another question is that of stretch. Do they need to add extra skin to allow for the implants, or like human skin will it adapt by itself?

You had the same idea that I had about it...it's likely that it's a specialized tool and not just a normal tool despite appearances and Bubbles is familiar with it it due to repeated use(probably from battlefield medical use on herself/colleagues).


The real question I had is: if it's really just a hot knife, how has Faye not used it before in some capacity? Or was her sculpture work never in small-scale designing where that'd be used for visual aid?
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #8 on: 25 Nov 2019, 07:00 »

You had the same idea that I had about it...it's likely that it's a specialized tool and not just a normal tool despite appearances and Bubbles is familiar with it it due to repeated use(probably from battlefield medical use on herself/colleagues).

I don't know. Sometimes I think that Bubbles likes to show off (to Sam if not to Faye) and deliberately jargons stuff up to make what she knows look more impressive.

The real question I had is: if it's really just a hot knife, how has Faye not used it before in some capacity? Or was her sculpture work never in small-scale designing where that'd be used for visual aid?


Everything I've seen about Faye's art is that it was at least desk furniture-sized. She never did super-small precision work.
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #9 on: 25 Nov 2019, 07:28 »

You had the same idea that I had about it...it's likely that it's a specialized tool and not just a normal tool despite appearances and Bubbles is familiar with it it due to repeated use(probably from battlefield medical use on herself/colleagues).

I don't know. Sometimes I think that Bubbles likes to show off (to Sam if not to Faye) and deliberately jargons stuff up to make what she knows look more impressive.


As a skilled technician, I've often been surprised at how many common tools have more specific names (a basic example being "hex wrench" aka "Allen Key").  Bubbles strikes me more as the kind of person to use the true/original name for tools, as it's more accurate.  Heat Knife gets the point across, but if it's not actually sharp, is it really a knife?  Thermal Adhesive may basically be Hot Glue, but Bubbles is more precise than that.

Of course, sometimes a hammer is just a hammer.
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #10 on: 25 Nov 2019, 08:44 »



Of course, sometimes a hammer is just a hammer.

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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #11 on: 25 Nov 2019, 11:04 »

And so many more...

Of course, if your client can't see what you're using, and it sounds like a highly specialised to, they might feel that your higher fee is justified. And Bubbles isn't lying, exactly.
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #12 on: 25 Nov 2019, 12:39 »

Of course, if your client can't see what you're using, and it sounds like a highly specialised tool, they might feel that your higher fee is justified.

Thermal decoupler may also sound less alarming than electric knife or red-hot scalpel.  Or, knowing Faye, "butt-flayer".
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« Reply #13 on: 25 Nov 2019, 13:04 »

Of course, sometimes a hammer is just a hammer.
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #14 on: 25 Nov 2019, 13:25 »

So does that mean that everything looks like a nail to you?
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #15 on: 25 Nov 2019, 14:09 »

Milly is doing her best to be a good patient!
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #16 on: 25 Nov 2019, 14:57 »

Milly is doing her best to be a good patient!


I'm definitely going with "Milly" instead of trying to remember how to spell Millefeuille (thanks Google).


I wonder if Union Street Robotics has account with "Robots n' Things"?
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #17 on: 25 Nov 2019, 17:02 »

I had to go with "I don't celebrate the holiday" even though that has Bah humbug! overtones  :-D

(We don't actually have that holiday here) 



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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #18 on: 25 Nov 2019, 18:23 »

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BUTT CENSORSHIP! BOOO.

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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #19 on: 25 Nov 2019, 20:50 »

So does that mean that everything looks like a nail to you?
Or a chissel or bevel?
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #20 on: 25 Nov 2019, 20:53 »

I had to go with "I don't celebrate the holiday" even though that has Bah humbug! overtones  :-D

(We don't actually have that holiday here)

That's why I included the option. Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day. Others have something sort of similar, but it's usually for a different religion (which is the other reason for that option).
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« Reply #21 on: 25 Nov 2019, 23:32 »

Based solely on Millifeulle's face, I'm guessing that she doesn't want one of Sam's fingers as a permanent fixture in her butt, thank you. Additionally, only 85% sure, Faye? Wow! Sometimes I think that Bubbles is too good at ironic humour!

So, is Sam going to change her job title to 'fiddly component manipulator' or are the ladies going to invest in some precision surgical forceps?
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« Reply #22 on: 25 Nov 2019, 23:45 »

(We don't actually have that holiday here)

That's why I included the option. Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day. Others have something sort of similar, but it's usually for a different religion (which is the other reason for that option).


For the longest time I thought thanksgiving was solely some kind of harvest festival.


"Thermal decoupler" is an interesting technical name for what's basically an electrical hot knife.

... I'll just call it The BUTTerknife now.
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #23 on: 25 Nov 2019, 23:55 »

Based solely on Millifeulle's face, I'm guessing that she doesn't want one of Sam's fingers as a permanent fixture in her butt, thank you. Additionally, only 85% sure, Faye? Wow! Sometimes I think that Bubbles is too good at ironic humour!

So, is Sam going to change her job title to 'fiddly component manipulator' or are the ladies going to invest in some precision surgical forceps?

See I thought Bubbles and Faye were playing up failure of competence to give Sam a way to feel involved!
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #24 on: 26 Nov 2019, 02:10 »

So does that mean that everything looks like a nail to you?

Depends on the hammer... :)
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #25 on: 26 Nov 2019, 02:29 »

Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day.
Does *any* other country have one in that form/date?
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #26 on: 26 Nov 2019, 02:32 »

Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day.

Does *any* other country have one in that form/date?

I'm waiting for the UK to adopt it the way it has adopted the US form of celebrating Halloween and also Black Friday and for the same reasons - Corporate profits are to be made.
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #27 on: 26 Nov 2019, 02:37 »

Customer-evaluations of Union Robotics, Northampton:

"An experience. Yes, definitely an experience ..."

"Don't worry, they're just joking. Mostly ..."

"SamXsharpie is Da sHiT!!!"

"Friendly, competent and ... unique"
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #28 on: 26 Nov 2019, 03:41 »

Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day.
Does *any* other country have one in that form/date?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving
In short: No. Canada have one in October which is similar to the US one. A few other countries have a harvest festival in late September/early October, which resembles the US thanksgiving in some ways (aka a harvest festival with religious undertones)
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #29 on: 26 Nov 2019, 04:44 »

I'm guessing that she doesn't want one of Sam's fingers as a permanent fixture in her butt, thank you.

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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #30 on: 26 Nov 2019, 05:11 »

Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day.
Does *any* other country have one in that form/date?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving
In short: No. Canada have one in October which is similar to the US one. A few other countries have a harvest festival in late September/early October, which resembles the US thanksgiving in some ways (aka a harvest festival with religious undertones)

In Brasil, there were attempts to create a Thanksgiving festival back in the 80's, but it just didn't caught on. Mainly, I think, because it was not harvest-related (we harvest pratically the whole year),  only the "religious undertones".

There are always someone trying to emulate american holydays here. Lately, Halloween. Hilarity ensues, with some religious organizations attempting to ban it because, you know, "pagan holiday" and "evil"... Which only draws more attention to the thing.
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« Reply #31 on: 26 Nov 2019, 05:21 »

Customer-evaluations of Union Robotics, Northampton:
"Quality work.  You may want to shut down while they work as a safety precaution."

I was going to write "and to avoid future nightmares.", but that got me wondering if AIs dream regularly and that lead me to Blade Runner, and then I decided I didn't want to go there.  Ah well, back to work...

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« Reply #32 on: 26 Nov 2019, 05:26 »

I don't know why, but I love Bubbles' face in the first panel. As if an AI with a nearly complete military grade sensor suite actually has to squint to examine something small.

Also: "drat"? Who the hell has actually said "drat" since bout 1930?

Or "blast"?
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #33 on: 26 Nov 2019, 05:31 »

Also: "drat"? Who the hell has actually said "drat" since bout 1930?
Dick Dastardly.
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« Reply #34 on: 26 Nov 2019, 05:42 »

Also: "drat"? Who the hell has actually said "drat" since bout 1930??

Sam is present so Bubbles is just automatically PG-13-ing her language. As she is a former front-line soldier who, I suspect, may have also done her time in the Motor Pool, I suspect that Bubbles' normal response to annoyance would literally boil the paint off of the walls and render any old lady within a 2500-foot radius unconscious.
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #35 on: 26 Nov 2019, 06:42 »

Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day.
Does *any* other country have one in that form/date?
Canada, Puerto Rico, Norfolk Island, and Liberia.

For some reason I was thinking France, Ireland, Spain and the UK did too, but I guess not.
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« Reply #36 on: 26 Nov 2019, 08:05 »

Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day.
Does *any* other country have one in that form/date?

Small scale harvest festivals maybe.
Halloween has been bleeding through, although mostly for people dressing up spookily, and some minor trick or treating.

Oh, black Friday has become a thing. Lots of deals. "deals". But not "people are going to be trampled".
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« Reply #37 on: 26 Nov 2019, 08:33 »

Back when I was in grad school, a new grad student from China asked me how I planned to celebrate Black Friday. I asked him if he meant Thanksgiving, and he asked me what Thanksgiving was. I guess this is the image America gives to the world.  :psyduck:
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #38 on: 26 Nov 2019, 08:46 »

Back when I was in grad school, a new grad student from China asked me how I planned to celebrate Black Friday. I asked him if he meant Thanksgiving, and he asked me what Thanksgiving was. I guess this is the image America gives to the world.  :psyduck:

Well, the image is a family fussing around a roasted turkey. As to why, we can only guess.
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #39 on: 26 Nov 2019, 09:27 »

As to why, we can only guess.
His name was Norman Rockwell...
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« Reply #40 on: 26 Nov 2019, 11:25 »

As to why, we can only guess.
His name was Norman Rockwell...

I guess Rockwell depicted the scene the second before the fighting begins - at least in the TV shows, Thanksgiving always ends with people throwing family issues at each other.
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #41 on: 26 Nov 2019, 13:15 »

Since 2016, I've been avoiding family altogether and doing it with friends.  Even before then, the obnoxious relatives were a reason that I spent most of my time with earbuds in gaming on a laptop (I hate American football, so that wouldn't serve as a distraction for me).
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #42 on: 26 Nov 2019, 14:55 »

I assemble my own computers, which often requires a blood sacrifice to complete. Like the time they packaged CPUs in fancy coffee boxes which were sharp.

Now I wasn't sure what getting clipped meant at first, if it was like getting your nails clipped, I know some people who lost their fingertip (but it grows back?), it sounds painful though. It's unlikely going to be the gang related word (unless butts are weaponized). If it's going to be the clothespin kind of clipping, then I'm not sure if it would end with losing another fingernail.
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #43 on: 26 Nov 2019, 18:06 »

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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #44 on: 26 Nov 2019, 19:46 »

...I feel like an idiot for not realizing it sooner: Thermal decoupler = old joke name for a blowtorch by plumbers. Bubbles is being funny and trying to lighten the mood, not being specific(even if it's doing exactly as she said).

The thing that's most intriguing is that hot glue is more than just the stuff that you use in crafts, it's now used in woodworking and other major construction so it being used to secure a seam on an AI body would make sense especially if it's one that's only meant to be opened for emergency repairs or surgery...

Now excuse me while I try to fight off this embarrassing blush :cry:
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #45 on: 26 Nov 2019, 20:36 »

Not every country does a Thanksgiving Day.
Does *any* other country have one in that form/date?

Small scale harvest festivals maybe.
Halloween has been bleeding through, although mostly for people dressing up spookily, and some minor trick or treating.

Oh, black Friday has become a thing. Lots of deals. "deals". But not "people are going to be trampled".
I refuse to go out before 5pm on Black Friday, and I don't do any shopping until after 7pm. I refuse to encourage retailers to do that to their employees. Working Black Friday sucked enough when I worked retail a decade ago.
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #46 on: 26 Nov 2019, 20:46 »

...I feel like an idiot for not realizing it sooner: Thermal decoupler = old joke name for a blowtorch by plumbers. Bubbles is being funny and trying to lighten the mood, not being specific(even if it's doing exactly as she said).

The thing that's most intriguing is that hot glue is more than just the stuff that you use in crafts, it's now used in woodworking and other major construction so it being used to secure a seam on an AI body would make sense especially if it's one that's only meant to be opened for emergency repairs or surgery...

Now excuse me while I try to fight off this embarrassing blush :cry:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was reading the tool to be a specially shaped piece of thick wire/thin rod attached to the handle at both ends.
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #47 on: 26 Nov 2019, 21:39 »

Strip is up!

"Because they're cute" makes about as much sense as anything else robots do like get sprays or even wear clothing in the first place.  Although I suppose if a chassis is human correct there's probably some legal obligation. 
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #48 on: 26 Nov 2019, 21:54 »

Sam is being professional.
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Re: WCDT 4141-4145 (Nov 25th-29th, 2019)
« Reply #49 on: 26 Nov 2019, 22:09 »

... I may have given in and finally signed up for Patreon...
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