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Old Jun 7, 19, 9:37 pm
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Rap win 105-92 to grab a 3-1 stranglehold on the NBA finals. Yay Rap!
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Old Jun 7, 19, 9:39 pm
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Rap win 105-92 to grab a 3-1 stranglehold on the NBA finals. Yay Rap!
And there we have it folks, fat ladies all warmed up.
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Old Jun 7, 19, 9:41 pm
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THE BOYS ARE COMING HOME
THE BOYS ARE COMING HOME

And they are gonna win it - at home!!!!
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Old Jun 7, 19, 10:40 pm
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I vividly recall the heady days of the Oiler dynasty days of the early 80's and how electric the town was in the finals so imagine it's like that for Toronto except with social media.

When they win the title is it as big or bigger than a World Series win for Jays?
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Old Jun 8, 19, 8:01 am
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Originally Posted by tcook052 View Post
I vividly recall the heady days of the Oiler dynasty days of the early 80's and how electric the town was in the finals so imagine it's like that for Toronto except with social media.

When they win the title is it as big or bigger than a World Series win for Jays?
A win will be at least as big as the Jays win was at the time, and it will be as well remembered & celebrated over time as the world series championship is still remembered & talked about.

Summary: I think the town will go bonkers
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Great game. Came back with poise after being down and poor shooting in the first qtr. Too much celebrating with friends :-)
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Old Jun 9, 19, 7:01 am
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Sooo, I was asked, before leaving, to fix an eye on a stuffed animal belonging to the children of the family hosting us.

no problem, I had brought some tiny superglue tubes.

When I was finished, I screwed on the cap and stuffed it in my pocket.

Despite being a metal tube, they donít set off the airportís metal detectors.

During my flight, I get up to go to the washroom and feel something sharp. I reach into my pocket to pull out whatever is stabbing me and instead get a helping of superglue on my fingers. Nothing sharp, just the nearly identical sensation of debonding skin from clothes was all.

Due to pressure change or just movement, the superglueís cap came loose.

Luckily, despite instinctively rubbing my fingers together, I didnít glue any together on the flight, nor did I glue any fingers to the headrest of any empty seats. And my passport in the same pocket was unscathed, far from home.

My phoneís fingerprint reader isnít recognizing me very well anymore.

My pants and boxers may be a 1 piece now.

tl;dr: air travel and half full tubes of superglue donít mix.

2nd pro-tip: contact lens solution tubes with flip-top caps suck on flights. The generic bottles with screw-tops are much better.
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KD still out for tonights game. Hopefully Klay will be too.
KD practicing today.
Looks like it will be game time decision tomorrow?
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Happened to my father - lost his iron ring in a bucket of buttered popcorn.
You just missed reunion weekend at UW where the camp had a ring replacement booth.
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KD practicing today.
Looks like it will be game time decision tomorrow?
They keep saying that but he never plays. I will believe it when I hear he had a full contact scrimmage which again they promise will happen tomorrow. Distraction.
I think he does not want to risk an extended injury before contract negotiations.
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A night of fun has caused my newly-replaced iron ring to go missing
But have you ever woken up wearing someone else's iron ring?
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Old Jun 9, 19, 2:37 pm
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A night of fun has caused my newly-replaced iron ring to go missing
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Happened to my father - lost his iron ring in a bucket of buttered popcorn.
You just missed reunion weekend at UW where the camp had a ring replacement booth.
You would think that people with the educational background to earn an iron ring would have some skills in measurement and choosing parts suitable for a purpose.
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Old Jun 9, 19, 2:48 pm
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Happened to my father - lost his iron ring in a bucket of buttered popcorn.
You just missed reunion weekend at UW where the camp had a ring replacement booth.
I just got this ring on April 29. I managed to go almost 9 years without losing mine, and now I can't even make it 2 months.

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You would think that people with the educational background to earn an iron ring would have some skills in measurement and choosing parts suitable for a purpose.
There's nothing wrong with the ring. The problem is "hey can I see your ring" and then everyone forgets about it.
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