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  1. Now that Top Gun II (Top Gunner) is coming out...what is the best Top Gun "Call Sign"...I think for me it is Ice Man, followed by Slider, followed by Jester.

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    2. knapplc

      knapplc

      Jennifer "Hot Spot" Connelly.

    3. Comfortably Numb

      Comfortably Numb

      Nemo- guy had one ear bigger than the other.

      Romeo One Oscar- rub one out....shouldn't need explanation.

      Alphabet- his name was very long with lots of consonants.

      Free Willy- forgot to zip up after using relif tube in c0ckpit.

      Lots of good ones.

    4. huKSer

      huKSer

      Can I have "Chicken s#!t"?

      Surprised Mavric hasn't shown up yet

  2. How many states have you been in?  I think I am at 16

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    2. huKSer

      huKSer

      @GSG It is a little cramped in here

    3. khaake

      khaake

      36 I think. Missing Hawaii and a lot of the northeast outside of New York.

    4. RedDenver

      RedDenver

      I've been to 46, just missing Connecticut, Arkansas, Maine, and Rhode Island. Plus I've been to a half-dozen or so territories.

  3. Husker win total now sitting at 7 (-115)

  4. Mick, Foster and Morgan going to media days.

    1. TonyStalloni

      TonyStalloni

      Happy to have them repping Nebraska.

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    2. Comfortably Numb

      Comfortably Numb

      Has to be fake or the guy is a terrible negotiator. Me thinks he could’ve signed him up for free with very little effort.

    3. NUance

      NUance

      @Comfortably Numb:   And you are a good negotiator?  Did you SEE the wife?  The neighbor should have been paying each time!

    4. Comfortably Numb

      Comfortably Numb

      Good point, he should've been collecting not paying.

  5. Have you ever called the police for any reason?  I have, once, my car was stolen...of course my first reaction when I went to my parking spot was "Good lord, how drunk was I last night"...then I had to verify with my roommates at the time that I did in fact park in that spot and that my car was stolen.

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    2. krc1995

      krc1995

      could not reach my elderly father for a day or two when I was traveling for business.  Turns out his cordless phone had fallen into his the cushions of his chair. Deputies did a well check and called me back that every thing was ok.  

       

      The running joke  between my dad and I until his death was "don't call the cops!  I know where my phone is!"

    3. Savage Husker

      Savage Husker

      In college I had my apartment broken into over thanksgiving and several of my roommate’s items stolen...hdtv, xbox360, controllers, games and like 30 movies stolen plus his mini safe kept in his closet. Was definitely someone he knew who had come back into town for a couple weeks and left, our other friend had the same thing happen earlier in the week.

       

      My roommate had left on Wednesday night m and I returned Friday night. The dead bolt key mechanism turned but I could tell something wasn’t right because I didn’t feel the dead bolt itself move and the door opened anyway to a shattered door jam and the rest described above. Was a very vulnerable feeling while trying to sleep that night before the landlord came to repair it the next day. 

    4. Comfortably Numb

      Comfortably Numb

      That reminds me. Also had my car broken in to while at UNL. Stereo tape deck, amp, all cassettes stolen. I called the cops for that. Also my Yukon was broken into in Las Vegas in the Flamingo parking garage. Digital camera and video camera stolen. Uselessly called the cops for that. First thing they told me was that they were probably already in a LA pawn shop. Coupled with the fact that LVPD has separate property crime divisions depending on which side of the Strip your hotel is on, that let me know the only purpose for reporting to the police was to get the crime report for my insurance.

  6. Who remembers trying to "unscramble" channels that you had not paid for?

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    2. teachercd

      teachercd

      My roommate, after college, got a "black box" from a friend...we got all the stuff we wanted even Playboy and I think Spice?

    3. Savage Husker

      Savage Husker

      My brothers used to scramble the Tyson fights. 

       

      Before tv rolled over to digital in our small college town, we watched a number of UFC fights through someone’s pirate/block box.

       

      And you used to be able to flip something on your cable box to get free HBO without your company knowing, except if they checked your box. 

    4. MountainMan

      MountainMan

      Lots of porn talk lately 

  7. Lamest stuff you see people trying to give away for free (besides advice) on the Nextdoor App or other related sites/apps.  I think right now, "Free Dirt, you haul" 

    1. funhusker

      funhusker

      Is this fill dirt, top soil, sand, garden soil?  

       

      I had leftover garden soil a few years ago.  I had a guy in the neighborhood haul it and pay for it.   Depending on the dirt, it is much better than "free entertainment center: great for a dorm room!!!" :)

    2. teachercd

      teachercd

      Oh my god!  The Entertainment Center!  I saw two of them this last week!  Hahah

  8. Websites that seem to not be as popular anymore:  Rotten.com and The Chive.  What else do you got?

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    2. Comfortably Numb

      Comfortably Numb

      Facebook...? 

       

      It's dead to me anyway.

    3. Savage Husker

      Savage Husker

      @teachercd my xbox live name is 10+ years old and is still under a hotmail domain I’ve had since 8th grade! Haha

    4. huKSer

      huKSer

      @Savage Husker same here - outlook bought out hotmail and rather than switch, I just kept it

       

  9. Anyone buy a used car that had a rebuilt title?  

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    2. Xmas32

      Xmas32

      Well said @ Toe.  You pretty much typed up everything I was going to say.  The only thing I would add is steering towards one owner cars if it all possible because then you can glean some additional info about the owner and tried to make an educated guess as to whether the car was taken care of or not.

    3. teachercd

      teachercd

      What is the most amount of miles you would be okay with on a used car?

    4. Toe

      Toe

      Depends on your budget, I suppose. I think my first car already had a six-figure odometer reading when I bought it. My last one was about 40k.

  10. Do I or don't I coach girls basketball this upcoming season...

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    2. teachercd

      teachercd

      Thanks!   I will keep that in mind.

    3. huKSer

      huKSer

      I worked a a small school and was voluntold I was going to be the JV girls coach.  I wrestled in HS and never played on any organized basketball team. The Xs and Os were not too difficult at that level for me, but . . . During one game player A was supposed to pass to player B, but never did.  I asked her what was up and essentially they had a little disagreement in study hall and A was mad at B.  If I had to do this again I would have more "team building" meetings / events.  It is a lot more applied sociology than coaching

    4. Judoka

      Judoka

      I coach my daughters basketball teams and it can be a fun experience.....as long as you prepare yourself for the gymnasium echoing from copious amounts of excited screaming.  : )

  11. FM Radio Stations in Lincoln while you were in college?  I think the one I sort of remember was The Blaze?  Is that correct?  Maybe 106.3...Rock.

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    2. Ulty

      Ulty

      The Blaze played hard rock. The Edge played alternative rock and was a great station but then changed formats or was bought out in the late 90s (if I recall) while alternative music was still hot. The UNL station with a 100 foot broadcast radius was pretty good at times.

    3. Cdog923

      Cdog923

      104.1 is the Blaze; it's the rock station. 106.3 is the Top 50/100 pop station. 

    4. desertshox

      desertshox

      101.9 the edge was friggin awesome. i'd pick that station up for about 60 miles into north central kansas. it was also national but each station was local. phoenix had one when i lived there in the mid 2000's but sadly they sold to another company who then turned it into a crap station. best part about the one in phoenix is they'd do 90's weekends. shame that all the good stations go away and we get left with the garbage of 106.3 and 94.1.

  12. Acceptable time to start mowing your lawn?

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    2. Savage Husker

      Savage Husker

      I was starting around 10 and mowing consistently at 12 when my brother graduated and moved out. Also, learned my lesson to not let the lawn grow too high when my dad jumped all over me for not getting my chores done when asked. A 20 minute job turned into a 2hr job because he made me mow through rain and bag it. I learned my lesson and now maintaining my lawn is one of my favorite hobbies. 

    3. Xmas32

      Xmas32

      I want to say I was around 12.  To say that I was overjoyed when we finally got a self propelled lawn mower would be a gross understatement.

    4. Savage Husker

      Savage Husker

      @Xmas32 haha I believe it. My dad held out until I moved to college before getting a self propelled. 

  13. I love looking at AirBnB prices on college game days.  Some of the prices people charge are AMAZING!

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    2. huKSer

      huKSer

      Amazing high or amazing low?

       

    3. huKSer

      huKSer

      There is one advantage of joining a fraternity "Hey, I'm from the Nebraska chapter, can I crash here?"
       

    4. teachercd

      teachercd

      That company was Tailgate Like A Champion!

       

      Amazing high...

       

      I would love to crash at the Frat!!

  14. Sand Volleyball, golf, softball, basketball, bowling...what leagues have you done as an adult?  

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    2. Comfortably Numb

      Comfortably Numb

      No, nobody has ever played goofy ball like that :P

       

      Quick story. The first day of mushball softball in Junior high the PE teacher is explaining to everyone (co-ed PE) that the ball is soft, it won't hurt you, that's why we don't need gloves. We're all in a circle around him. He knows I'm behind him and that I participate in multiple sports so he spins around, fires the mushball at my chest as a demonstration of how it won't hurt. Only problem is he hits me right at the bottom of my sternum and it knocks the wind out of me. I'm on the ground gasping for air in the typical panicked can't breathe manner....yeah, good demo coach.:lol:

    3. teachercd

      teachercd

      That is AWESOME!

       

      We played it in HS in PE class and it was a big deal since I was in Chicago...I can remember the girls trying to swing and hit that thing...so funny!

    4. Danimal

      Danimal

      Bar-league sand volleyball is a good time.

  15. Assuming you already have Saturday and Sunday off...what 3rd day would you pick if you could for another day off?  Years ago I would say Friday but now...now I would take Monday.

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    2. BigRedBuster

      BigRedBuster

      Thursday.

       

      Let's say you have two weeks of paid vacation.

       

      That means you can have ten weeks out of the year where you have a 4 day weekend.  Our company gives 6 weeks of vacation after you have been here a while.  That would mean 30 weeks you have 4 day weekends.

       

      On the weeks you don't take a vacation day, you work 3, 1 off, work one to finish up a few things and two off.

       

      I could do that.

    3. RedDenver

      RedDenver

      @BigRedBuster, can't you do the exact same thing by having Monday or Friday off instead of Thursday? Then you actually have more flexibility because you can use vacation on either end of the 3 day weekend to have a 4 day weekend

    4. BigRedBuster

      BigRedBuster

      @RedDenver  You could.  I was also thinking though about the weeks where I didn't use vacation time.  I would have 3 on 1 off, 1 on, 2 off.

       

      Break up the week.

       

      For the record, I think productivity with this schedule would suck.  But....it would be nice personally.

  16. Red Alert...danger Will Robinson.

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    2. teachercd

      teachercd

      They did a reboot.

    3. Dilly Dilly

      Dilly Dilly

      Yeah, i know the expression - i thought you were applying it to bad news relating to Huskers.  Thankfully i read too much into it

    4. Comfortably Numb

      Comfortably Numb

      I wasn't real impressed with the reboot on Netflix. I guess I never watched the original series so can't compare it to that but seems they could've done a much better job with that material in 2018. JMO

  17. Anyone using a jailbroke amazon firestick?  If so, how do you like it?

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    2. Comfortably Numb

      Comfortably Numb

      Yeah, it seemed interesting at first and then I realized I really don't mind paying to view stuff legally. I just wish there was a more all encompassing way to view everything more seamlessly and with fewer providers and options. Right now I have Comcast cable, Netflix, Amazon prime and Hulu and before football season starts I need to dump Comcast and get a streaming service so I can get BTN. Luckily I have kids and the folks here on HB that understand all this stuff better than I do.

    3. ZRod

      ZRod

      I'm almost in the exact same boat, but with a few perks. I have Comcast internet with basic cable and HBOGO for free. I have Hulu TV (Which has BTN), Amazon Prime and Netflix. All together it runs me about $115 a month. Still way cheaper than getting cable with all those channels. I had planned on dumping Hulu after football season, but it  has a lot of good TV shows and movies to watch. I don't mind paying for things now. I mean, I have a job and everyone deserves to get paid for their work, so I'm fine with it. I just don't want to get screwed over by the big media corporations.

    4. Comfortably Numb

      Comfortably Numb

      I get it. Comcast is the only one that I feel I'm getting prison sexed by....well, them and Verizon. Bad thing is I'll still have to maintain Comcast internet but they cram the rest up their can. Probably would've continued to overpay them forever but they went and screwed the pooch when they quit carrying BTN.

  18. Under 18 USA up 43-0 on Panama after one...in basketball.  

  19. That lady got pardoned, I could not even imagine what it would be like to be facing life in prison and then you get a call that you are free.  

  20. Shed has been kind of dead.

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    2. Comfortably Numb

      Comfortably Numb

      See....I knew it was a big mistake to replace Riley. The HB online experience is suffering :HotTake:;)

    3. Cdog923

      Cdog923

      Sounds like a couple people from the politics forum might spice it up soon. 

    4. Redux

      Redux

      Don't lump me in with those ragamuffins, I'm merely visiting.

    1. VectorVictor

      VectorVictor

      Huh. Should probably zip right over to my bookie and lay down a bet.

  21. Finals Week!  Can't wait for the emails from students complaining about the final.

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    2. teachercd

      teachercd

      Not one applicant?  Are you teaching in a really small town?

    3. huKSer

      huKSer

      Class 5A, which is class B in Nebraska.  We are located 30 minutes from suburban Kansas City and our salary schedule stinks.  Two teachers changed districts and got $6000 raise each.

       

      Did learn today they have one applicant.

    4. teachercd

      teachercd

      Dang, it must suck bad!  Usually 30 miles from a big city is what most teachers want...that sucks.  

  22. Naps, over 30 min or under?  I am an under guy.

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    2. Enhance

      Enhance

      I think 20-30 minutes is about perfect but it usually takes me at least 10-15 minutes to fall asleep for a nap, and it's really hard to judge 'how long to take a nap' when I'm trying to inaccurately guesstimate how long it will take me to fall asleep. So, in the end, I usually 'nap' for about 45 minutes but maybe only slept for 20-30 of it.

    3. The Scarlet Pimpernel

      The Scarlet Pimpernel

      I don't even consider laying down for a nap unless I have at least 3 hours to spare. 

    4. The Dude

      The Dude

      Had a scratchy throat after work yesterday so I took several large swigs of bourbon and slept for 2 1/2 hours.  I feel great today.

  23. You can only have one condiment...what are you picking?  

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