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How strange. they must have had a TERRIBLE record company in the USA -- almost anything charting big in the UK got US airplay. "British Invasion" etc. :lol:
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Too eccentric?

Anyway here's what is said by

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There's a good reason why the Move's eponymous 1968 debut album sounds like the work of two or three different bands -- actually, befitting a band with multiple lead singers, there's more than one reason. First, there's that lead singer conundrum. Carl Wayne was the group's frontman, but Roy Wood wrote the band's original tunes and sometimes took the lead, and when the group covered a rock & roll class, they could have rhythm guitarist Trevor Burton sing (as they did on Eddie Cochran's "Weekend") or drummer Bev Bevan (as they did on the Coasters' "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart").

Such ever-changing leads can lend excitement but it can also lend confusion, especially when the group enthusiastically mixes up Who-inspired art pop with three-chord rock & roll oldies and more than a hint of British eccentricity. Add to that, the album had a long, convoluted birth of 14 months, a long span of time in pop music, but it was an eternity in the mid-'60s, when styles and sounds were changing monthly.

The Move were releasing singles during this time so they weren't absent from the scene, but they did happen to be set upon a course of cutting singles when their peers were crafting album-length epics, something that separated them from the pack, making them seem eccentric...and the Move needed no help in seeming eccentric. In an age filled with outsized originals, the Move may have been the most peculiar, not quite fitting into any particular scene or sound.

They rivaled the Who in their almost violent power, but were almost entirely devoid of Mod style, despite the "Ace" nickname of bassist Chris Kefford. They were as defiantly British as the Kinks, but during 1967 and 1968 they were more closely tied to psychedelia than the Davies brothers, producing intensely colorful records like "(Here We Go Round) The Lemon Tree" and "I Can Hear the Grass Grow," songs that owed a heavy debt to the Beatles. Indeed, the Move were arguably at the forefront of the second wave of the British Invasion, building upon the bright, exuberant sound of 1964 and 1965 and lacking any rooting in the jazz and blues that fueled the Rolling Stones, the Animals, and Manfred Mann, among countless others.

The Move sounded so new that their 1968 debut still sounds unusual, ping-ponging between restless, kaleidoscopic pop and almost campy salutes to early rock & roll, punctuated by the occasional foray into the English countryside and, with the closing "Cherry Blossom Clinic," psychic nightmare.

Much of this oddity can be ascribed to Roy Wood, the only member to write, but the Move were certainly a collective, sounding just as off-kilter and distinctive on the aforementioned oldies covers and their version of Moby Grape's "Hey Grandma" as they do on their originals. But it's Wood's originals -- ranging from the stately, tightly-buttoned "Kilroy Was Here" to the carnivalesque "(Here We Go Round) The Lemon Tree"; from the gentle, precious "Mist on a Monday Morning" to the perfect pop of "Fire Brigade" and "Flowers in the Rain" -- that give The Move its heady rush of melody and tangible sonic textures.

This is vivid, imaginative music -- almost too vivid, really, as there are so many ideas that it doesn't quite hold together as a complete LP, a curse of the prolonged sessions behind the album, surely. Nevertheless, art-pop albums are always better when there are too many ideas instead of too few, and The Move is one of the first to prove that axiom true.
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Could be a night of music ?

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Rhino Bucket :D :D :D
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Doing a bit of a browse on the band and first thing I notice is they agree with my very first thought - Bon Scott!
(very similar voice also :) )
Otherwise, they remind me a bit of 'Jet' :shock:

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They were soon to be one of the most popular bands to come out of the then exploding L.A. heavy music scene. The band's no frills, "turn it up to 11" style is deliberately reminiscent of dirty, swaggering bands such as Bon Scott-era AC/DC, and the group quickly became head-banging favorites.
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That's settled, Rhino Bucket self-titled album :D

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I'm sorry if I sound like a record stuck on a track (track being Rhino Bucket), but....
I couldn't help myself :)

Get Used To It

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I can't get over it, so much sounds like Bon Scott :o :shock: :o :shock:


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Southern Gentlemen - Double Your Pleasure

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The Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies

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Black Sabbath

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I just posted this stamp on https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=7056&start=4300 (Show us your 'Bullseye' - or 'socked on the nose' cancels) and then came across this nice strike.

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So we are almost through Autumn (Canberra has had a couple of -4/5) and I think it's time for this :)

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Wollemi Pine

Got all the bells and whistles for my purchase in the mail today :)

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The Wollemi Pine has the most amazing set-up - the leaves come from the last leaf and envelope the stem. Then they go 90 degrees. The best way I could explain it would be like doing origami and layering :?:

Damn amazing tree, I have seen nothing like it :!:

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We hear a lot about the lack of habitation for Koalas and the threats they face.

What we don't hear much about:

https://theconversation.com/victorian-koalas-are-eating-them ... home-38585

Victorian koalas are eating themselves out of house and home


The “secret culling” of 700 koalas by the Victorian government at Cape Otway in late 2013 and early 2014 made front-page news when it was revealed this month. The headlines inevitably provoked outrage.

After all, the koala is one of the world’s most widely recognised and best-loved animals. What is more, it is correctly perceived as being of conservation concern.

How, then, do we explain the government-sanctioned killing of these animals?

Koalas endangered
The koala is listed as vulnerable in Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT, and is declining in much of its range.

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I have never seen this before!!!! A bed full of stamps!!!!

Hope your cats will not eat them :)

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I have never seen this before!!!! A bed full of stamps!!!!

Hope your cats will not eat them :)
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I have never seen this before!!!! A bed full of stamps!!!!

Hope your cats will not eat them :)
Hello and Welcome Cavallino :)

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This is my fire-pit.
I don't know whether birds are affecting my brain but do these look like ghostly birds landing on the wood?
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We're heading into winter tomorrow and I just thought I would show you what can be done with what is called "frost tender".

Frost tender means damage to the tissue of the plant (etc) when frost settles.

Canberra, not antarctic, has had -8 since I put this tree in.
I looked after it and now there is no stopping it :)
It does not care about freezing temps.
No it didn't have the coverage of the gum tree, that came later :!:

Various other plants in the front yard are "frost tender", you can make micro-climates to accommodate them (and then set them free :lol: )

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Side-note: the ground cover everywhere is the same family as the aforementioned tree :)
(ground cover: myoporum parvifolium, the tree: myoporum something or other that I can't remember!)
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From the fire picture above ???
if it were a painting what would it be called?<br />Demon Spawn?<br />Swan of Enlightenment?<br />Birth of the Universe?<br />Devil Fire?<br />A true dragon?<br />A pretty cool picture....
if it were a painting what would it be called?
Demon Spawn?
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A pretty cool picture....
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I'm not sure what other StampBoard members have as favourites, but
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Black Sabbath, Deep Purple & Talking Heads....

Might be an odd lot for you.... :D :D :D
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I did my stint volunteering [at] Vinnies today.

The musical mix for the afternoon was Crowded House, Nora Jones & Eric Clapton (unplugged).

We took over $700 in the afternoon so the music must have agreed with the clients 8-)
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MargoZ = the spirit of Australia.
[go Vinnies]

(Eric = great, the other two aren't bad either :D )
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Must cost you $20 a week in bird seed! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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:cry: :oops: :cry: :oops: :cry: :oops:

A slightly conservative estimate unfortunately Glen....

I have taught the cockatoo's to realise the bird feeders in the tree (3) are for them number 1 !!!
With my coaxing they now keep the corella's at bay :D

(I sent off some feathers to you - well the cats - yesterday :D :D :D)
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Letterlocking

The art of keeping letters from prying eyes.

For anyone interested https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210616-how-the-forgotte ... ed-history is a good read on how sending letters has always been a problem.

The embedded video is interesting but do check out the link to the "dagger trap" -
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:cry: :oops: :cry: :oops: :cry: :oops:

A slightly conservative estimate unfortunately Glen....

I have taught the cockatoo's to realise the bird feeders in the tree (3) are for them number 1 !!!
With my coaxing they now keep the corella's at bay :D

I sent off some feathers to you - well the cats - yesterday :D :D :D
At feeding times, it has become increasingly difficult for the magpie family of four to eat at the doorstep with all the commotion going on.

Other birds, galah, rosella, etc feed after the main birds have gone while the wood pigeons run in and out taking advantage of every time the corella's take flight at the slightest non-threat (one bird freaks and takes flight - stupid corella's - usually leaves the cockatoo's looking at me for an explanation :lol: :lol: :lol: , I just tell them "stupid corella's" and they go back to feeding).

:D :D :D

The cockatoo's and I have a good understanding, they know to hang around till rather late and the corella's have left, they then get another good feed without the buggers! (Aussie slang for something endearing - in this case)
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Had an interesting moment the other day when the male magpie was eating and a single corella kept hassling him. Most times the magpie's rule and will run or fly through the corella's making them scatter everywhere. On this occasion the corella was hassling the magpie.

I made an intentional move away from the magpie but towards the corella shooing him with my hand and saying pi** off at the same time (and he did). Immediately magpie comes back to eat and the corella again moves to hassle - Mr Magpie now goes straight for the corella! He knew I was on his side.

I take more care with the old corella's giving them a helping hand in what might be their last (or penultimate) winter, however this means as soon as I come out the door these decrepit's come slowly waddling towards me looking for my hand full of seed. They can get underfoot at times.

A pair of corella's have taken to turning up really early in the morning and sleeping at the foot of the tree. This concerns me as there are cats in the area, it looks very nice with the fog, but how alert are they?
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I show this picture for two reasons, firstly it's the best game in the world (male or female) and secondly.....
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Ouch!

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I assume that's a "2" and not a "?" :lol:
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:cry: :oops: :cry: :oops: :cry: :oops:

A slightly conservative estimate unfortunately Glen....

I have taught the cockatoo's to realise the bird feeders in the tree (3) are for them number 1 !!!
With my coaxing they now keep the corella's at bay :D

(I sent off some feathers to you - well the cats - yesterday :D :D :D)

More than $20 a week on bird seed - you should order it in wholesale!

Thanks - Smokey will love the feathers - he is stuck inside being Winter, and is bored. :)

He had a major operation last week and is half shaved so gets chilly. :)

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Thanks Peter.

Poor Smokey might need to wear those feathers himself in his partially furless state 😥


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:cry: :oops: :cry: :oops: :cry: :oops:

A slightly conservative estimate unfortunately Glen....

I have taught the cockatoo's to realise the bird feeders in the tree (3) are for them number 1 !!!
With my coaxing they now keep the corella's at bay :D

(I sent off some feathers to you - well the cats - yesterday :D :D :D)

More than $20 a week on bird seed - you should order it in wholesale!

Thanks - Smokey will love the feathers - he is stuck inside being Winter, and is bored. :)

He had a major operation last week and is half shaved so gets chilly. :)

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Thanks Glen, I actually have been considering wholesale the last couple of weeks, should get off my bum and organise it!

I just saw the picture of Smokey, sad looking bugger - hope he is on the mend :)
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Thanks Peter.

Poor Smokey might need to wear those feathers himself in his partially furless state 😥



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Thanks for the picture Margo, he obviously has the best 'parents' :)

You'll know how well he is by how he reacts to the feathers :)
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Well I can't do it any longer, I must have a cat again!
And the birds will just have to get over it, mind he will not be left outside by himself!

I am also considering cutting back the times at which I feed birds hopefully reducing the corella's to zero over time.

I have just sent an email off to a breeder.
A Birman is what I am looking to get.

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I have been spending my time soaking and drying stamps. A few countries done but I still need to cull damaged stamps.

It also means I will have numerous stamps to swap. I do need some advice, I have looked around various threads but I couldn't find what appeared to be just a swap thread. Do I just create a thread showing what I have to swap and what I would be interested in? (all I'm missing would probably be the usual answer)
I assume for such a thing there would need to be an agreed method such as an online catalogue for pricing?

Just for fun, less a few stragglers in the drying book, here's Hong Kong broken into a few posts.
(Not in date/set order just yet)

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At a glance there appears to be 3 types of the $2:
Dark Brown/Dull Green
Reddish Brown
Brown/Green
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Quite a surprise to have the top three instead of the bottom three denominations of this set, and even more surprising to have such nice examples. Three strikes on the 20 cent and still the majority of the stamp is clean of postmark! Nice strikes on the other two!

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This is more the type of luck seen with postage stamps and high denominations -

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Well I can't do it any longer, I must have a cat again!
And the birds will just have to get over it, mind he will not be left outside by himself!

I am also considering cutting back the times at which I feed birds hopefully reducing the corella's to zero over time.

I have just sent an email off to a breeder.
A Birman is what I am looking to get.

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Good idea!

If you get a kitten, the birds there are part of his daily surroundings.

We have bush turkeys here all the time. Indeed they wander inside at times as it is warmer! The cats totally ignore them, as they are part of the scene. Here are Smoky and Louie 5 minutes ago taking no notice of this one!



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I agree completely Glen! (nice garden)

Spike was ignored by the birds and in turn, he ignored them, AND yes it would be a kitten - fun times :D

Here's hoping the breeder has/is expecting kittens.
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1982 Swiss GP

(Wikipedia) This was the first World Championship Swiss Grand Prix since 1954 (despite it not being held in Switzerland), and the last running of the event to date. Switzerland had banned motor racing after the 1955 Le Mans disaster; as of 2021, the ban has been lifted for electric vehicles only. Patrick Tambay, Ferrari's only entry after team leader Didier Pironi's career-ending crash three weeks earlier, was unable to start due to a pinched nerve in his back. This was the last of only three times Ferrari team did not start a World Championship race in which they entered (see also 1950 French Grand Prix and 1982 Belgian Grand Prix). Ferrari withdrew their entry so late that Chico Serra was not allowed to start as the reserve driver.

The chequered flag was shown after 81 laps when the organizers / flag stand missed the leading car on lap 80. :shock: :o :? :lol: :lol: :lol:

1 Keke Rosberg
2 Alain Prost
3 Nikki Lauda
4 Nelson Piquet
5 Riccardo Patrese
6 Elio de Angelis
7 Michele Alboreto
8 Nigel Mansell
9 Derek Daly
10 Andre de Cesaris

I understand the organisers were sitting around a table playing
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My meagre lot of pre South Africa:

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South Africa

I have done nothing in terms of watermarks, perforations or colour at this point:

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Space has always fascinated me.

I lifted various pieces from an article at bbc.com in relation to the Oort Cloud which I thought you might find interesting.

The Oort Cloud

We aren't even sure it's there!

Comet C/2002 F3 (Neowise) visited in 2020, it will not be seen again for 6,800 years.

It is believed to have come from the Oort Cloud, it is understood all looong orbit comets come from this region.

Astronomers have never directly seen the Oort Cloud. Voyager 1 is not due to reach this region for another 300 years.

Jan Oort in 1950 predicted the cloud to explain the existence of comets such as Neowise.

An image from bbc.com gives you an idea of how far out the Oort Cloud is thought to be (and its size):

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Oort theorised that these comets could be coming from a shell of distant objects, made mostly of rock and ice, far outside the reaches of our solar system. This enormous shell of objects is thought to start somewhere around 190 billion miles (306 billion km) to 470 billion miles (756 billion km) from the Sun. That is equivalent to 2,000-5,000 times the distance from Earth to the Sun (a distance of 93 million miles (150 million km), known as an astronomical unit (AU)) or 0.03-0.08 light years. Some estimates put the cloud then stretching out into space up to 100,000-200,000 AU (9.3 billion miles (15 billion km) to 18 billion miles (29 billion km).

"So far we don't have any other satisfactory explanation for the continued supply of long period comets we observe," says Cyrielle Opitom, who studies comets and the Solar System at the University of Edinburgh. "When reconstructing their obits, they seem to share an aphelion – farthest distance from the sun – at around 20,000 times the distance from the Sun to the Earth, in what we call the Oort Cloud."
One study, from November 2020, suggests interstellar objects could outnumber those from our own Solar System. Another, which released preliminary results earlier this year, identified three stars that might have passed through the Oort Cloud.

Exactly how much of the Oort Cloud comes from other stars remains a mystery
But with Voyager 1, which launched more than 40 years ago, still only a one-tenth of the distance from the edge of the Solar System to the Oort Cloud and unlikely to make direct contact with anything there unless it crashes, getting such samples could be a long time coming.

There are four other spacecraft that will eventually reach the Oort Cloud – Voyager 2, New Horizons, and Pioneer 10 and 11. "But it will take them so long to get there that their power source will die a long time before they reach it," says Opitom. "It is just too far."
I assume it's a flat plane as per the solar system? (apart from silly old Pluto), the milky way, everything seems to be a flat plane.....

Which would lead into one of my favourite possibilities...

Membrane or Brane or M-Theory (one possible explanation for our Universe), fun stuff.
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An update on reducing food to the birds.

The cockatoo's know I prefer them.

Reducing feeding times has made a number of them more audacious, they are willing to sit within inches of my hand as I fill the bowls.

Reducing feeding times and feed is also a good thing as I never wanted to become their main source (which is a bad thing). Just a supplement, a treat. Same as the magpie's (very smart) they only eat a little of the cashews I put out and then move on to grubs etc.

I'm getting to know specific cockie's.

Reduction of corella's will allow the galah's and rosella's etc to feel more comfortable coming in for a feed.

Corella - the bad bird badass! Seriously you should watch them go at each other, and other birds!
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Eden

R.I.P. Tom


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Cats

No idea to the level of truth in these stories.

15 Superhero Cats Who Saved People's Lives:

Pudding The Cat Saves His Owner’s Life Just Hours After Being Adopted
Hero Cat Body Slams Dog
Sally The Cat Saves Her Human From Being Engulfed In Flames
Masha The Cat Saves An Infant From Freezing To Death
Cat Takes A Bullet To Save A 3-Year-Old’s Life
Cat Saves A Tourist Lost In The Swiss Alps
Jack The Clawless Cat Chases A Bear Up A Tree
Leo The Cat Defends His Owner From A Burglar
The Cat Who Saved Her Owner From A Life-Threatening Gas Leak
Cat Takes On A Freaking Alligator
Shy Cat Finds Inner Badass, Rescues Owner From Dog Attack
Hero Cat Saves 11 People From A House Fire
Tommy The Cat Dials 911
Cat Jumps Bullies Who Attack His Human
Peeping Tomcat Saves Neighbor’s Life

https://www.therichest.com/shocking/15-times-cats-proved-to-us-theyre-superheroes/

Just had to show these pictures :D

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Oh well a bit more...
The idea of getting shot while at home and in bed isn’t something that people usually think about. If anything, it’s something that they avoid thinking about at all costs. Thoughts of happy things like fluffy bunnies and candy canes typically make much more palatable topics of internal discourse.

However, for one family in York, Pennsylvania, getting awoken by a gunshot is exactly what happened. Angelica Sipe and her son Daemire had both fallen asleep in the living room when suddenly a bullet shot through the window, through the loveseat, and towards the sleeping boy.

Understandably, Angelica was shaken when she couldn’t find the bullet - only to realize that their cat, Opie, had literally just taken a bullet for her son. The bullet had gone through the cat’s head, through his ribcage and out from under his arm.

But Opie was alive.

Sacrificing 8 of his 9 lives, Opie managed to survive. Although he experienced some muscle damage from the fact that A BULLET LITERALLY RICOCHETED THROUGH HIS BODY, today Opie is alive, well, and still a complete badass.
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Not recent photo's, daughters :)

After a dance production
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Bike riding
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Everyday is worth celebrating
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I remember when my hair was that long :lol:
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