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Old August 24, 2002, 11:22 PM   #1
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Odd, my latest copy of SWAT magazine...

smells oddly like mothballs, peppermint, old fart, and RIG on a chunk of mastadon wool...
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Old August 24, 2002, 11:50 PM   #2
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Old August 24, 2002, 11:58 PM   #3
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You sure you just didn't mistake your copy of SWAT for a copy of Glamour magazine?
Those odors are probaby just the samples used by the perfume companies in their ads.
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Old August 25, 2002, 06:56 AM   #4
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How come...

You got yours and I haven't seen mine yet?
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Old August 25, 2002, 10:11 AM   #5
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Mike got his because he's the test case for mothballs, peppermint, old fart, Rig on a chunk of old mastadon wool edition. Guess his impression wasn't favorable.
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Old August 25, 2002, 11:23 AM   #6
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I guess then it's OK that he got the first one.
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Old August 25, 2002, 12:12 PM   #7
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Hey Gary,

Then there's also the printing problem with this issue...

Some of the folios are repeated, others are missing.

See the SWAT forum for details.

I think Rich wants a good idea as to how many bad copies went out. He seems to be pretty perturbed.

Having been in the magazine business that contracted its printing to vendors, I sympathize...
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Old August 25, 2002, 12:14 PM   #8
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Oh yeah, if any of you can't figure out what I'm talking about, check out the photos of the thin cowboy Santa Claus.

It's someone whom we know and respect (althought with me the respect may be hard to see sometimes. But it's there. )
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Old August 25, 2002, 12:28 PM   #9
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Mike, my apologies for the joke and you were not the test subject for a scented magazine. Rich is aware of the problem of missing pages and is working on it.
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Old August 25, 2002, 12:36 PM   #10
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Gary, no apology necessary. I knew it was a joke.

As for Rich being aware of the printing problem yes, I know. That's why I said he was perturbed about it.
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Old August 25, 2002, 03:02 PM   #11
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I think Sam's answer explains it all.
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Old August 25, 2002, 07:10 PM   #12
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Which reminds me:
Sam, swing by tomorrow and I'll get you some copies of the latest issue. And thanks again for your help on the article.

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Old August 25, 2002, 09:39 PM   #13
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"Sam, swing by..."

I KNEW IT!!!

Sam is the living missing link! He lives in modern times, but still travels by swinging from tree to tree!

I'm calling my friend at the Smithsonian's anthropology department right now!
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Old August 25, 2002, 11:15 PM   #14
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Gary...that apology was totally uncalled for. Mike has long been a testor of renown. Mostly of food tho.

Mike....Vertabrate Paleo dpt beat em to it. Bone structure similar to Desmostylus (paleoparadoxium)

Denny...WILCO. My pleasure. Was just standin in your yard lookin at the mastodons walkin by....or neighbor...or sumpin.

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Old August 26, 2002, 12:37 PM   #15
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Mike, when you say

it smelled like an "old fart," do you mean

1. the breaking of wind, trapped in a small space for a long time.

or

2. an aged cohort, prone to short, pithy sentences full of meaning?

Could be an indicator as to how the smell got there.
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Old August 28, 2002, 04:26 PM   #16
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You know, when I read through my issue the other day, it never dawned on me that that was Sam. That is, until I saw the S&W revolver. Then it hit me - there's only one person I can think of that would carry a big ol' ancient wheelgun for CCW.

BTW, Sam, my wife says you would be very handsome if you trimmed your Santy Claus whiskers a bit.
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Old August 28, 2002, 07:04 PM   #17
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It's the dreamboat eyes. Sam I Am must do well with the ladies with peepers like those. (Darn my mongrel eyes). Dreamy eyes works almost as well as pinning money to your suit!
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Old August 28, 2002, 08:45 PM   #18
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¿ "ANCIENT WHEELGUN" ?
That's a 29-3, came out long after I retired.
And, possibly the newest gun I currently own.
The two on the right side are pinned.
Ancient my rear.

Sam.....don't even try to confuse me, I beat you to it long ago.
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Old August 29, 2002, 02:26 PM   #19
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Take no offense, Sam. The comment was made in sarcasm. Most folks think any wheelgun is ancient, and certainly anything that isn't made of scandium/titanium/plutonium.
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Old August 29, 2002, 05:01 PM   #20
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Rock....no offence was taken.
Reply in sarcasm also.
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Old August 30, 2002, 12:46 PM   #21
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Sam,

DIRT came along a long time after you retired!
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