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  1. At least two restaurant where we had supper served coffee from a French press, one in Beaune and the other in Orleans. I don't recall if that was the case in hotels or other restaurants.
  2. I guess that settles it. Thanks.
  3. Interesting. Had never heard of this. No explanation on my part except that the shot of the Dauntless in the air makes me think it was a trainer; and what is done with the rear windscreen when the gun is being used? I appreciate the input and don't mind a "gotcha" if I really am gotten. E.g., I had a long discussion several years ago about the British light bomber the Mosquito. My friend said it was made of plywood and I insisted it was made from balsa. Turns out the structural members were plywood and the shaped surfaces were balsa.
  4. Just ordered some Cafe Noir beans from France-via Amazon. They come recommended by folks who claim to have been to France. Will pass on the taste test.
  5. The late Mrs. Idahorn and I spent several weeks in France in the early '70's (I was in the Army and stationed in Germany). I loved the coffee-wherever we got it. It all tasted pretty much the same, but it was fabulous; particularly with croissants, butter and apricot preserves for breakfast. Please note the topic is not "French Roast Coffee". I have tried every brand of French Roast I could find (Starbucks, Major Peet's, and Seattle's Best, et al.), and none even reminded me of the real thing. I've used a French Press for 20+ years so the technique is not the problem. I am wondering if anyone on here, having been to France and enjoyed the coffee, has ever run across some brand that is close to the real thing, or some way to access the real thing.
  6. The guy in the rear seat faced aft---before, during, and after combat. I suppose he could have unbuckled his seat belt, turned around, and got up on his knees in the seat to look forward--but I seriously doubt it. Why would the seat swivel? If the seat swiveled, what would happen to the machine gun(s)? The tail gunner in a B-17 also faced to the rear-it is what tail gunners do.
  7. Lots of things were left out, which is normal, but one added thing thing is sticking in my mind: the Dauntless dive bombers are shown with the rear gunner facing forward, then swiveling around to fire their twin machine guns--there was no swiveling around.
  8. Even newer is Night Fire. More Ballard and Bosch.
  9. Game watch Saturday, but I'm short on ambition so I'll make a "Bob" dip with Velveeta and Rotel, some pretty good local guac from Albertson's (needs salt) and a cobbled together pile of taco meat. We'll see how it is received.
  10. I can recall when Stubb's was located in Lubbock. Spent the night a couple weeks ago and had a CFS at Lytle's--and it was pretty dam good--bettr than Hoover's.
  11. Agree with Mojo on the stupidity--but how could this be when Tom Clancy is listed as an" Executive Producer."
  12. I'm glad someone picked this up other than me, particularly Frank Thomas.
  13. "Ah, the benefits of a classical education."
  14. Spent the last two weeks on a road trip to Texas, so I've been out of touch with my 'puter. As a result I have no idea if anyone, anywhere, has mentioned the incredible coincidence that both a pitcher and a second baseman for the Washington Nationals have names astonishing close to two Carthaginian generals famous during the Second Punic War with Rome. Hannibal Barca ran up and down the Italian boot for a decade, defeating the Romans at Lake Trasimene and Cannae (most famously); then lost to Scipio Africaus at the Battle of Zama near Carthage (North Africa). Hannibal's brother, Hasdrubal, was left in charge of the Carthaginian forces in Spain while his brother was in Italy. The Romans captured and killed Hasdrubal and notified Hannibal of this by throwing Hasdrubal's severed head into Hannibal's camp one night. I half expected an outfielder named "Amilcar" to show up for the Nats. Hamilcar Barca was the father of both Hannibal and Hasdrubal.
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