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    Yeah, with so many families with hardships these days, I'm sure Extreme Home Makeover sponsors are just dying to fund the makeover of a "for profit" business. Would be a funny charity slant, wouldn't it? Who knows, maybe their viewers are dim witted enough to buy it. Kinda like the shills the Doyle owners enlisted.

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    Not sure what "shills" were enlisted by the Doyle owners.
    I think we are supposed to be the "shills".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzer1 View Post
    I think we are supposed to be the "shills".

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    Ahhh, got it. Am I getting paid? That would be nice.
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    weird coincedence. mario puzzos book"fools die", witch i read in the doyal as a runnaway teen, is all about shills for a casino .ive allways allways wanted to be a shill. guess thats why i found my god. im a shill for god. love shilling. need work will shill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester2000 View Post
    Not sure what "shills" were enlisted by the Doyle owners. As far as I'm aware (and I'm slightly more aware than some), this wasn't their idea, and they didn't enlist anyone at all. And as far as I'm aware, it's a makeover of a historic building that houses a business, not to mention four permanent residents. So if you really need it to be someone's home, well, it is.
    With all your awareness, maybe you're the main huckster?

    I don't really need anything, but the producers and sponsors might. Maybe a couple of hungry babies! I don't think a few flop-house residents and attached dive are gonna do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mweinstone View Post
    weird coincedence. mario puzzos book"fools die", witch i read in the doyal as a runnaway teen, is all about shills for a casino .ive allways allways wanted to be a shill. guess thats why i found my god. im a shill for god. love shilling. need work will shill.
    They don't like the word shill anymore. The proper term is prop player. They get paid an hourly rate by the casino with their own money to keep live games going. There kind of like undercover cops. They don't have to tell you they are prop players unless you ask then they are not allowed to lie.

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    I mean they play with their own money. Damn I wish I could edit

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    So I guess it is not old enough to have listed as a historical structure? That helps to preserve looks of buildings.

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    Matthewski one time gave me a $50 bill and I stayed an extra night at the doyle until the Billville party started. i think that was 4 or 5 zero days. definitely right around/ on july 4th.

    Good luck to the Doyle. Good luck to everyone.

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    I like Arabian Antler's version of 'wolf over troubled water" this mixtape collaborative has an old mix called 'weird summer.' the ray davies track on the winter mix is awesome.
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    good morning hikerdom!
    just got a call from joan watkins who is the production team manager for the a b c show, extreem makeover . it was a wrong number. she was calling her hairdresser.

    in other news, the doyals in like flint if i have anything to say about it.
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    did you pump her for any information?

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    do you actually belive she called?
    are you going to post your vacation away?
    job hunt much panzer?
    bet carrol wishes you would stop posting.
    hows your diet going?
    bet your filling up on sugary peanut butter and jelly arent you panzer.
    did you spend any time with your bro alone yet?
    when was the last time you told carrol you love her cooking?
    should you be hanging out with matthewski so much?
    whens your bennifits up?
    who gets your crap if you choke on pbj sandwitches?
    can i come to fla and swim?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mweinstone View Post
    do you actually belive she called?
    are you going to post your vacation away?
    job hunt much panzer?
    bet carrol wishes you would stop posting.
    hows your diet going?
    bet your filling up on sugary peanut butter and jelly arent you panzer.
    did you spend any time with your bro alone yet?
    when was the last time you told carrol you love her cooking?
    should you be hanging out with matthewski so much?
    whens your bennifits up?
    who gets your crap if you choke on pbj sandwitches?
    can i come to fla and swim?
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    It is an Hysterical site and it would be wonderful if it did get revamped. I wonder sometimes why we have to put a value at what level certain help or assistance is needed before the assistance is given?
    I could go on but I won't. But I will say a prayer.

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    hysterical huh?

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    turn it into a comedy club

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    When my mother was alive and we lived in Weld, Maine, she was head of the Historical Society and she always referred to it as the Hysterical Society and so did all the other towns people. It was part of the structure. But the strength to preserving some of the past of Weld, was always strong. So the hysterical society reference has always stuck with me. You know me L.W. I step to the front of the line any time.

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    It would be good for business I suppose but I still sorta miss the old horseshoe bar and smokey locals who fell asleep at the bar and the stained walls....

    the only bad thing is, the room rates would go up, the tourist trade would gather in fear of thru hikers or drunk hikers or whatever and...well, I guess they could fix the showers.

    Although I took one shower in the Doyle back in 98...never again, but the food is cheap and the portions are ginormous. and they are good people.

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    Could be the producers have targeted the greater Harrisburg area for the next season of the show. Heard talk in the newsroom about another candidate in the area needing to put together a video about why them, etc. -- and that was a family situation, not a small biz, so it does not seem they have decided for certain on a small biz, either.

    Personally, I don't see the Doyle being turned into any kind of yuppie resort. As others have mentioned, there is not a lot in Duncannon to draw folks. Besides, Pat and Vicky are very aware how important the hiker market is to their business and others in town.

    Last year, I think Vicky told me they had over 1,000 hikers spend a night. Lots more stop in to eat or drink before pushing on and camping elsewhere for the night. That might not sound like a lot of folks to a bigger town or city, but in a place like Duncannon, it is a significant economic impact..

    It's not just good for the Doyle. Millers, the Pub, the ice cream place (3B), that breakfast place across the street from the Doyle, the laundromat down the street ... all benefit from hiker business.

    Take a look at the shelves in Mutzabaugh's Market. They have a bigger selection and more varieties of stuff like the noodle dishes in a foil pouch, the tuna in foil pouches, all sorts of hiker-friendly stuff than you find in most bigger groceries in bigger towns -- all because hiker resupply is good business for them.

    Pat and Vicky are not looking at this opportunity as a way to turn the Doyle into some high-end resort. They are looking at it as a way to modernize the electrical and mechanical systems that are badly in need of upgrades, a way of making the place more comfortable for hikers.

    Personally, as long as they don't make them start serving warm beer or cold burgers, and as long as Pat keeps the juke box full of great jams, then I hope they get the help. Hard to think of folks more deserving considering all they do for hikers and others.

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    Yeah, geez, I've my sentimental attachment to the Doyle and everything but mr. chief needs to lighten up...have you ever been to the doyle dude? It's not the kind of place that needs shilling. Shillings it needs... And whoever said the doyle has sentimental value to hundreds of hikers, make that thousands.

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