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    Press release from the top echelons of 8pivotalMoments...
    All revenue from the past week is now donated to the Puerto Rico relief effort.
    Thanks, Worcester MA and Bradenton FL.


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    Columbus's Day

    Another pivotal moment in history, Catalonia, Spain(?)...


    ...where it was Chris who actually started this long tradition of finger pointing.


    **** The Real Story ****
    For the US federal holiday known as Columbus Day, Monday Oct 9 this year, I 'needed' to collect the Barcelona half of the dueling Columbus' that point to each other from across the Atlantic, the other side having first been collected in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


    Since rain was forecast for Monday, I decided to move the shoot to the day before, Sunday Oct 8.
    Unfortunately, I didn't get the memo that Place de Catalonya at mid La Rambla would be ground zero for a counter-protest by the nationalists (shown above draped in Spanish national flags) against the regional separatists who's Catalonia flags are draped from balconies around town.

    I popped up out of the metro and unexpectedly found myself in the center of a crowd estimated to be either 350K or 950K, depending on who's counting, the regional police or the nationalists.


    *******
    Fun fact: Columbus relics are (maybe) buried half in the building behind 'him' in Santo Domingo, the other half in Seville where I will next check in on him.
    Last edited by Hyper; 10-11-2017 at 12:20 AM. Reason: The real story

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    deleted . . . figured it out
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    Awesome reporting. Thanks for the pointing effort.

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    That reminds me.
    The other day I got stuck in one of those underwater parties.


    Didn't know if I fit in.


    Instead I wandered over and got a "giant" clam to pose with a pivot I just happen to bring along.
    Giant? This one was actually, maybe 24 inches across.
    Last edited by Hyper; 10-30-2017 at 01:30 PM. Reason: Humor dogpile

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    Hyper you are wildly entertaining. Certifiable, but wildly entertaining. Looking forward to your next adventures.
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    Inventory was getting low on quarter-inch square section AND my van has been down for a while. So...
    I now have the answer to everyone's question.

    With the trunk closed, the ski bag unzipped, you ('93+) can carry 9-1/2 feet.
    Just a slightly less than my (mini) van.

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    Good to know. I am going to need some 2x4s soon.
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    Hello all, hope Hyper is still making handles. I am finally the proud owner of a 1995 840ci 6 speed with 155k on the clock.

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    You have a V8 6-spd and your first BF post goes to the pivot thread?

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