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by kingfish
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 240
Views: 3167

Re: Corona Virus

Regarding the Massachusetts numbers... I have no idea where the facts and the truth are. And there's enough stuff that even the tinfoil hatters are starting to say that this virus has been on our shores a lot longer than a couple of months. That being said, I agree with you that statistics chosen we...
by kingfish
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Some good news!
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Some good news!

One of the things that stuns me is that it seems that some places are actually discouraging exercise when we need that now almost more than ever. Shutting down low-density outdoor operations like parks and the like, to me, is insane. Considering the nasty cold my neice and I caught about a day afte...
by kingfish
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Member names
Replies: 28
Views: 1080

Re: Member names

Mine was my mother's doing.

It was the nickname she gave me as a little one and I've been using it as such ever since.

Its more likely to have a connection to the old Amos & Andy radio show than any relationship to my real name, John Nelson.
(She did grow up in the '30s-'40s when that show aired)
by kingfish
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 240
Views: 3167

Re: Corona Virus

I really need to get my old one (a Tek 465) fixed. The problem is that I need a 'scope to fix my busted one, and I can't lift my 545A any longer... Where can one get stuff like this fixed? Don't know the answer to that myself. I personally have a Tek 549 that hasn't been turned on for a couple deca...
by kingfish
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 240
Views: 3167

Re: Corona Virus

Being in the southwest corner of the hottest county in Massachusetts, I am seeing quite a bit of proactive action going on. The government has done some less than constitutional regulation banning any public gathering of groups over 25 people, restricting restaurants to take-out only and shutting do...
by kingfish
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Techniques you've used to get more men into wearing skirts
Replies: 27
Views: 854

Re: Techniques you've used to get more men into wearing skirts

More men are wearing skirts and its practice is on a path to being normal attire. It is, however, happening at a nearly glacial pace. 22 years ago, when I first found this forum, even kilt wearing in public outside the occasional Scottish or Irish festival was pretty much unheard of, much less skirt...
by kingfish
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Clothing envy - does it dissipate?
Replies: 38
Views: 1404

Re: Clothing envy - does it dissipate?

I think it’s a simple question. I have a bit of envy towards women - that is their ability to wear what they want (from my perspective, I can never fully understand their situation). So in the realm of fashion - specifically skirts - did you initially envy, and later did that envy go away as you re...
by kingfish
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Getting found out - sorta???
Replies: 30
Views: 1108

Re: Getting found out - sorta???

I'm reminded of the old saying: "The truth will set you free" The outcomes can vary from positive to negative. I got profoundly lucky in that my mother and sisters were positive about it. They actually showed encouragement in the matter. I actually got a couple of skirts from them. My father was acc...
by kingfish
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Engineers
Replies: 19
Views: 536

Re: Engineers

My last one was a bit of humor. A bit that, like Carl said, hits remarkably close to the mark. In general, Engineers are problem solvers. And that generalization works whether he's at the throttle making sure the locomotive keeps rolling down the track, making sure the ship's engine(s) running, fixi...
by kingfish
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Engineers
Replies: 19
Views: 536

Re: Engineers

The days of the military here spec'ing out weapons-systems and seeking bids for construction are long over. I think that's half right. From what I saw as a co-op student a couple decades ago and how the air force did their systems development, they still handled the big picture at that time, and do...
by kingfish
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Engineers
Replies: 19
Views: 536

Re: Engineers

I always thought of an engineer as someone who does precision guesswork based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.
by kingfish
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sightings "in the wild"
Replies: 1286
Views: 145251

Arisia 2020

Over the weekend, I visited the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel in Boston and attended the fan run science fiction convention called "Arisia". It was fantastic. I did sight countless kilted gentlemen (both traditional and modern styles), any number of cosplayers, and counted at least a half dozen men...
by kingfish
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Féminine outfit but not skirt
Replies: 46
Views: 1918

Re: Féminine outfit but not skirt

My thoughts on leggings: They are specifically meant to display the outline of the legs, hips, waist, glutes and "that region" without violating the rules of decency. Mechanically, I see them as a derivative of the long-time classic known to the ballet scene as tights, which have been considered dec...
by kingfish
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy 39th Birthday Moonshadow!
Replies: 31
Views: 651

Re: Happy 39th Birthday Moonshadow!

Happy belated birthday old man! Skirt on!
by kingfish
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: What did you wear for Thanksgiving ?
Replies: 14
Views: 850

Re: What did you wear for Thanksgiving ?

For mine, I went with a blakc waffle knit henley style shirt (xl/tall makes a good tunic length for me, reaching the tops of my thighs), light gray leggings, and black overknee boots in stretchy sueded fabric.