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Mish mash => Open Forum => Topic started by: B.D.F. on May 11, 2011, 07:02:44 pm

Title: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 11, 2011, 07:02:44 pm
It had to be done....

Ay, ay, ay, ay! I am dee Frito Bandito. I like Frito's Corn Chips. I love them, I do. I want Frito's corn chips. I'll take them, from you.

Ay, ay, ay, ay, oh, I am the Frito Bandito. Give me Frito Corn chips and I'll be your friend. The Frito Bandito you must not offend.

If you are old enough to remember this I bet you can't get that song out of your head now. If you are not old enough to remember it, it was a classic advertisement for Fritos corn chips and starred the Frito Bandito (a cartoon character).

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Uglydog56 on May 11, 2011, 08:13:39 pm
Who is Eva Haberman anyhow?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: jim_de_hunter on May 12, 2011, 03:30:05 am
Plop, plop. Fizz, fizz.......
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: mikeboileau on May 12, 2011, 07:42:58 am
I can't believe I ate the whole thing.......
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 12, 2011, 09:17:13 am
(http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/0912/sgt-schultz-sgt-shultz-knowing-nothing-demotivational-poster-1262241779.jpg)

Sgt Schultz knows nothing, nothing! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzYpADZiv00#)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 12, 2011, 09:20:59 am
It had to be done....

Ay, ay, ay, ay! I am dee Frito Bandito. I like Frito's Corn Chips. I love them, I do. I want Frito's corn chips. I'll take them, from you.

Ay, ay, ay, ay, oh, I am the Frito Bandito. Give me Frito Corn chips and I'll be your friend. The Frito Bandito you must not offend.

If you are old enough to remember this I bet you can't get that song out of your head now. If you are not old enough to remember it, it was a classic advertisement for Fritos corn chips and starred the Frito Bandito (a cartoon character).

Brian

Yep, I remember that lil fella. Not too PC but who cares?

How about Punchy from Hawaiian punch?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 12, 2011, 09:23:12 am
Gosh durn post hohs!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ManWorkingH3r3 on May 12, 2011, 12:05:43 pm
It is quite upsetting to ask to have a specific cut, and then notice afterwards, that not only did the cut not look like the picture you brought it, but it looked badly on you. You do have a few things that you could do, but panicking is not one of them.

(http://pad1.whstatic.com/images/thumb/9/9a/Haircut_265.jpg/250px-Haircut_265.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 12, 2011, 07:43:46 pm
The United States had three different presidents in 1841. The first one, Martin Van Buren, finished his term as president in that year. The second, William Henry Harrison began his term as president but caught a cold and died, thus becoming the president serving the shortest time in office (4 March to 4 April 1841). The third president, John Tyler, then became the first vice president to succeed to the office of the presidency.

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: jamiemac on May 12, 2011, 09:56:24 pm
I have spent most of the money I had during My life, chasing women, and on guns and liquor. The rest I wasted.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 13, 2011, 05:04:55 am
It is quite upsetting to ask to have a specific cut, and then notice afterwards, that not only did the cut not look like the picture you brought it, but it looked badly on you. You do have a few things that you could do, but panicking is not one of them.

([url]http://pad1.whstatic.com/images/thumb/9/9a/Haircut_265.jpg/250px-Haircut_265.jpg[/url])



That looks like Tony's shrink from the Sopranos
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 13, 2011, 05:05:33 am
The United States had three different presidents in 1841. The first one, Martin Van Buren, finished his term as president in that year. The second, William Henry Harrison began his term as president but caught a cold and died, thus becoming the president serving the shortest time in office (4 March to 4 April 1841). The third president, John Tyler, then became the first vice president to succeed to the office of the presidency.

Brian

Talk about a bad cold...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: DarrellB on May 13, 2011, 08:05:25 am
If a tree falls in the woods and there is no one there. Does it still make a noise.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Johnj on May 13, 2011, 08:46:43 am
No, it doesn't make noise it makes sound
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ManWorkingH3r3 on May 13, 2011, 09:22:16 am
If a tree falls in the woods and there is no one there. Does it still make a noise.
But if the Tree had a working Ki-Pass, it never would have fallen and thus make no sound/noise at all.  :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ManWorkingH3r3 on May 13, 2011, 09:24:00 am
Sounds like beta vs VHS tapes...

Will cheap and light "passive" 3D glasses win the 3DTV eyewear format war?

It seems every new technology comes with the obligatory format war and 3DTV is no exception. Actually there are a few format choices when it comes to displaying 3D content, but the most obvious format choice for shoppers will be between “active” and “passive” 3D glasses. I’ve seen demos of both in the last week and I suspect passive glasses will win people over until glass-less autostereoscopic 3DTVs hit the big time.
The 3D effect relies on your two eyes each seeing a slightly different image, which your brain then combines into a three dimensional picture. Different 3D displays achieve this in different ways.


Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/blogs/gadgets-on-the-go/active-v-passive-3d-glasses-20110513-1elhb.html#ixzz1MFKuhRyt (http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/blogs/gadgets-on-the-go/active-v-passive-3d-glasses-20110513-1elhb.html#ixzz1MFKuhRyt)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 13, 2011, 12:42:33 pm
If a motorcycle falls in the woods and there is no one there to hear it, is it still the fault of KiPass?

Brian


If a tree falls in the woods and there is no one there. Does it still make a noise.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 13, 2011, 12:45:17 pm
Nope, I don't remember him (it?).

Brian


Yep, I remember that lil fella. Not too PC but who cares?

How about Punchy from Hawaiian punch?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 13, 2011, 12:49:20 pm
Yeah but he only caught it that one time....

Brian


Talk about a bad cold...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ManWorkingH3r3 on May 13, 2011, 12:53:10 pm
If a motorcycle falls in the woods and there is no one there to hear it, is it still the fault of KiPass?

Brian


Corollary to http://zggtr.org/index.php?topic=49.msg1617#msg1617 (http://zggtr.org/index.php?topic=49.msg1617#msg1617)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 13, 2011, 01:22:49 pm
Nope, I don't remember him (it?).

Brian


(http://www.retroplanet.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/Punchy.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 13, 2011, 01:24:15 pm
If a motorcycle falls in the woods and there is no one there to hear it, is it still the fault of KiPass?

Brian

If it's Bob's FJR it is.    ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 13, 2011, 02:36:31 pm
I forgot what I was going to say.  Something witty for sure.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: jim_de_hunter on May 13, 2011, 04:52:27 pm
It is believed that Pythagoras didn't prove the theorem that bears his name because algebra had yet to be invented during his lifetime.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 13, 2011, 05:46:32 pm
Either he or one of his students came up with the proof for that theorem. That said, all mathematical theorems remain theorems because they cannot be proven until each and every number or number combination has been tried and the theory continues to work. As there are infinite numbers, no theorem can be proven conclusively.

Brian



It is believed that Pythagoras didn't prove the theorem that bears his name because algebra had yet to be invented during his lifetime.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 13, 2011, 06:14:20 pm
I just spilled wine over my desk and keyboard.  Darn mouse cord caught the bottom of the glass.  It was at least a swallows worth.  :banghead:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 13, 2011, 07:17:32 pm
Was it a pet mouse or a wild one? Kirby trips over stuff now and again but he has never spilled anything that I was drinking.

Brian

I just spilled wine over my desk and keyboard.  Darn mouse cord caught the bottom of the glass.  It was at least a swallows worth.  :banghead:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 14, 2011, 05:33:51 am
I just spilled wine over my desk and keyboard.  Darn mouse cord caught the bottom of the glass.  It was at least a swallows worth.  :banghead:

If you had been drinking a beer that wouldn't have happened! Is it time for a new keyboard yet?

Yeah yeah, blame the sticky keys on the wine...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 14, 2011, 06:14:35 pm
As the story goes….

‘Fighting’ Joe Hooker was a union general during the American Civil war. Some of his characteristics were supposedly that he liked parties, drinking and er, women of ‘negotiable affections’. So much so that there was a group of such women who followed Fighting Joe around as he traveled with the army. These women were called “Hooker’s division” which of course was eventually shortened to just ‘hookers’ and is the origin of the use and meaning of that word. It is a great story; it is not true but it is much more colorful than the truth….

The word ‘hooker’ was used in print with its current meaning at least as early as 1845, many years before the civil war or Joe Hooker’s notoriety. It may be tied to a place called Corlear’s Hook in New York due to the number of houses of ill repute there. It also may have origins as far back as the 16th century when hooks were used to steal items through open windows and when used in that way, their owners were called ‘hookers’; certain women were associated with such fellows because they used similarly nefarious methods to induce customers to visit.

See- I told you the Fighting Joe origin was much better.

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 15, 2011, 09:09:35 am
Water is the only material that 'freezes' from the top down. Other materials change from liquid to solid from the bottom up. Good thing it goes that way with water though, otherwise life would not exist on Earth: freezing at the bottom would kill off the smaller organisms that start the food chain and everything else living in that body of water would die too.

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ManWorkingH3r3 on May 17, 2011, 07:35:13 am
http://www.rlmotorcycles.com/cgi-bin/eShop/index.cgi?page=Riding_Tips.htm&cart_id=1286449051.43130 (http://www.rlmotorcycles.com/cgi-bin/eShop/index.cgi?page=Riding_Tips.htm&cart_id=1286449051.43130)


STREET RIDING TIPS

34 safety and street riding tips to help reduce injuries and reduce your risk!

1 - Leave your ego at home.
Really, no body cares how good (fast) you can ride.  Only you.
2 - Be considerate in traffic.
Do you really have to pass aggressively and dart in and out of traffic?  Do you like to cut right in front of cars after passing and not use a signal?  This type riding behavior infuriates other drivers and can incite road rage.  Don't think they won't try to knock you down on purpose! 
3 - Be patient.
Look before you leap!  Being impatient makes you do stupid things with your motorcycle.
4 - Assume you are invisible in traffic and motorists will try to kill you!
Ride defensively and use tips #11, #21 and #22.
5 - Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.
Old saying that rings true for all motorcyclists.  Think in survival mode.
6 - Wear protective riding gear
Yes, we have all heard the arguments about comfort, rights, etc.  This is about YOU so consider this:
No one wants to crash but if you do, do you want to go pavement diving in sneakers, shorts and a T-shirt?  Crash without a helmet on your grape?  You kidding, right?
7 - Don't trust those mirrors 100%.
Never change lanes or direction without using your mirrors AND a head check for hidden danger.
8 - Pay attention to your riding!
At 60mph you are covering 80+ feet a second. Day dreaming or looking elsewhere beside the roadway can get you in big trouble very quickly.
9 - Watch your closing speed.
Give yourself time to react or you better be REAL good at braking and evasion!
10 - Always use the 2 second rule!
Stay 2 seconds behind the traffic ahead.  Make that 4 seconds in the rain.  This is an easy safety check you can make anytime.....just count the time and adjust your distance.  The faster you go the more the distance.  This simple riding rule will allow you to see more of the road and have more time to react to sudden dangers ahead.
11 - Think before you act. 
Goes with #3!
12 - Look where you want to go.
It's the same for riding horses, bicycles, or motorcycles.  You go where you look. Use target fixation to your advantage.  It's a body english thing! 
13 - Keep your eyes scanning ahead for potential trouble.
Ok, this is a big one.  Learn this skill and your chances of avoiding a crash go way up.
The opposite of target fixation!  Keep your eyes moving and scan ahead a reasonable distance.  That 40 feet in front of your bike is already history....
14 - Watch for the wildlife.
Practice #13 to avoid most deer, moose, ground hogs, beavers, or whatever critter frequents your roads.  You MIGHT get a chance to avoid them if you buy yourself some time.
15 - Excessive speed for your riding conditions.
Don't ride over your head.  Slow down to a comfortable 80% of your ability.  If your buddy gets ahead, he'll wait on you (well, if he is a good riding buddy he will).
16 - Danger from behind!
Always keep an eye on your mirrors.  Make this part of your visual scan. Do this especially when you stop or slow down.  This may warn you of fast approaching danger from the rear so you can get out of the way. 
17 - Keep a good position and always have an escape route.
Stay away from commercial trucks, trailers, RVs, etc that can easily kill you if you tangle with one.  Always anticipate problems and watch for a way out if things go bad.
18 - Stay off parts of the roadway where debris gathers.  Both sides!
Now, you would think this would be common sense and not in this list but riders do get hurt running over tires, nails, boards, ladders, etc. that are on the sides of the road and off ramps.
19 - Left turning cars, trucks, ANYTHING!
This one is THE #1 killer of motorcyclists!   Sometimes you never get a chance to react but you can minimize the danger by practicing your scan, eye contact, and other skills mentioned here. Oh, have good front lighting on your bike and use it to your advantage (high beams in the day, MotoLight).
20 - Drivers running red lights.
Do you start into an intersection the moment  your light turns green?  Yes?  You are begging to get run over!  Wait a second or two, look both ways and then proceed.  You will be amazed how many idiots you see come through red lights.
21 - Always cover your front brake.
MSF says no but this can add a full second to your reaction time for braking.
Is that not a good thing?
22 - Learn to use BOTH brakes together for maximum braking.
Very important for threshold braking and escape maneuver.  Practice it!
23 - Come to a full stop at stop signs. 
Yeah, you know you have been rolling them!  Stop this bad habit before you get nailed!
24 - Stop signs and traffic lights on hills.
Use your rear brake to hold you tight and smoothly engage the clutch when you need to ride off.  See, that was easy!
25 - Riding in the rain. 
Hey, it rains.  No big deal, your bike can handle it.  Rain does not = impending doom.  Slow down and and ride smoothly.  Relax and concentrate.  Remember the most  slippery pavement will be at the start of a shower.  Heavy downpours can wash away the road film and improve traction for you.
26 - Master slow speed riding.
You can fall off and get hurt badly at 5 mph.  Learn to steer in tight low speed conditions and use the rear brake to help with smooth weight transfer.  Sound like BS?  Go to your local gas station where motorcycles gather and sit back to watch the show! 
27 - Master the U turn.
You should be able to turn your bike inside a single lane of traffic (12 feet wide) with your feet on the pegs.  It isn't hard, use the clutch, use that outside peg,  and steer smoothly.  Learn this maneuver for clean 180's so you don't end up stopped and struggling in the road or worse, fall off.  Goes with #26.  School parking lots are a good place to practice this and other slow speed riding. 
28 - Keep your bike serviced and keep good tires on it.
Well, that covers that!
29 - Show your intentions to everybody!
Use your turn signals at least 5 seconds before a turn.  Use your brake light to warn of impending stops.  Again, sudden and abrupt changes in your speed or direction can cause you to get knocked down by a car or truck in traffic.  Especially if you don't signal!
30 - At traffic lights or other stops: Don't stop in the middle of the road.
Do you want to be a motorcycle sandwich?  Stop on one side or the other so you can escape easily if a vehicle is bearing down on you from behind.  Watch those mirrors (again).
31 - Leave your bike in 1st gear while stopped in traffic. 
How can you escape if you are sitting there out of gear?
32 - Avoid slippery fluids like transmission fluid, motor oil, anti freeze, Diesel fuel, etc.
These hazards mostly collect in the middle of the road so they pile up at intersections.  See #30
33 - Tire blow outs, other sudden flats, and drive train failures: What to do now?!
Ok, if this is going to be a disaster it usually happens within the first couple of seconds.  So if you have time to realize what is happening and you are not already sliding down the highway, you can probably save it.  Don't panic!  Be smooth with getting off the throttle and begin braking with the good wheel (except you linked ABS folks) as quickly as the situation will allow.  This will probably be ugly but get stopped the best you can.
34 - Always look back when leaving parking.
Have you ever lost anything while riding?  This happens most often right at the motorcycle when loading or unloading.  When you mount up and pull off, get in the habit of looking back where you were parked for anything you may have dropped on the ground.  You may surprised how many times this can save you some grief!

 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 17, 2011, 12:56:30 pm
Ignore #21.  To hell with "What MSF says", I mean, really, what do they know?  When the body/mind goes into panic mode things tense up really quick, which is what you never want to do with the front brake.  #s 13 and 17 will give you that split second needed.  Never rely on ABS, Murphys law dictates that when you need it most it will fail.  Take extra time to practice quick stops, dont just rely on routine riding to keep this most valuable of skills up to par, practice it in all riding situations, wet and dry, it is a skill that just may save your life.  Ever hear that line "I had to lay it down"?  Just how much traction does the side of a motorcycle provide?  Lock up the front brakes and you'll find out.  Only cover the front brake when you have determined the need, NOT on a routine basis.  If you are in forest rat land, slow, and if you are seeking an area you think may have a rat, go ahead, slow, cover, move on, and resume standard riding. 
How many drive with their foot hovering over the brake?  If I grab the brake lever in a panic moment what will happen?
How many cover their clutch?  If I grab my clutch lever in a panic moment, what will happen?
Guys/gals, continue to improve upon your skills, be it MSF or some other school, get another set of eyes to watch and offer advice on technique.  If you dont like what they have to offer, it is still up to you to survive the ride.
YMMV, just my professional opnion, nothing more, nothing less.

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 17, 2011, 03:52:31 pm
So if you are in beautiful downtown Detroit and travel south two miles, what country are you in?


Canada.

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: alexx45 on May 18, 2011, 09:37:30 am
The more one knows, the less one believes. 8)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: sherob on May 18, 2011, 09:47:17 am
So if you are in beautiful downtown Detroit and travel south two miles, what country are you in?


Canada.

Brian

 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: sherob on May 18, 2011, 09:48:56 am
#35 Enjoy your ride.  8)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: koval68 on May 18, 2011, 11:02:52 am
So if you are in beautiful downtown Detroit and travel south two miles, what country are you in?


Canada.

Brian
:stirpot: :chugbeer: :stirpot:

A Canadian and an American are having a beer together, and the conversation turns to who has the better country. After numerous exchanges of boasts, the Yankee says "Sure Canada's nice! But take away your clean air, your friendly people, and your strong beer, and what have you got?".

The Canuck smiles and says "Easy. The USA!".
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rhino on May 18, 2011, 11:08:25 am
If a tree falls in the woods and there is no one there. Does it still make a noise.

Corollary: If a tree falls in the forest and kills a mime, does anyone care?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 18, 2011, 11:34:47 am
Corollary: If a tree falls in the forest and kills a mime, does anyone care?

What a waste! Only the one mime?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: YoDoc on May 18, 2011, 11:47:11 am
A crowed elevator smells completely different to a midget.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: alexx45 on May 18, 2011, 12:47:33 pm
Even if you win the rat race.... You're still a rat.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rhino on May 18, 2011, 03:49:00 pm
What a waste! Only the one mime?

Well if its a really big tree and you stack the mimes...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rockstar on May 18, 2011, 05:22:19 pm
If a man speaks in the woods and there is no woman there to hear him, is he still wrong?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: mikeboileau on May 18, 2011, 07:58:48 pm
I've got a loverly coconut......
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on May 18, 2011, 10:33:34 pm
you meet nice people on a HONDA. Even though these two were nice and not on HONDA, I was on a HONDA and thats why I met them.


(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/shamrocks_TSB/20110518-DSC_0001.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on May 23, 2011, 10:53:51 pm
a thread about nothing should talk about safety gear (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/badteeth.gif)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/LR/20110501-DSC_0060.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 24, 2011, 11:48:24 am
I sneezed in my full face helmet 20 minutes ago :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: WillyP on May 24, 2011, 11:52:12 am
I had to go listen to this to get the Frito song outa my head:

http://youtu.be/UejelYnVI3U (http://youtu.be/UejelYnVI3U)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ManWorkinghere on May 24, 2011, 12:01:29 pm
Darjeeling Tea Estates

Most valued Darjeeling tea gardens are located along the sloping hills and valleys of the Himalayan Mountains in Northern India. The high altitude – ranging in elevation between 3000 and 6500 ft - makes the tea leaves special. Here, the tea makers' art is said to be comparable with the art of wine making. Darjeeling teas are known for their intensely aromatic and flavorful character and not least for their characteristic Muscat flavor note. Tea lovers also call teas from Darjeeling the “Champagne of tea".

PS. I hate Tea...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: alexx45 on May 25, 2011, 08:21:18 am
If the best defense is a good offense the does this mean we should drive as offensively as possible?  :o It seem to be to logic pattern for about 30% of the drivers on the road.  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 25, 2011, 08:28:57 am
If the best defense is a good offense the does this mean we should drive as offensively as possible?  :o It seem to be to logic pattern for about 30% of the drivers on the road.  ;D

And it seems that the other 70% drive clueless. What's that tell ya?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 25, 2011, 09:33:34 am
Then I would say it is time to give it back to whomever you borrowed it from in the first place.

Brian

I sneezed in my full face helmet 20 minutes ago :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 25, 2011, 09:35:57 am
With all this Federal money pouring into the states for road construction, it seems we have road work going on about every 10 feet in the northeast at the moment. A common sign at the start of one of these messes is "Grooved pavement ahead" "Motorcycles use caution". The implication is clear- all others should drive with reckless abandon. And it seems that some of them have caught on to this idea....

Brian


And it seems that the other 70% drive clueless. What's that tell ya?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 25, 2011, 09:38:46 am
Then I would say it is time to give it back to whomever you borrowed it from in the first place.

Brian
Somewhere around the tenth or eleventh of June, right?  The boom mike has a replacement foam cover, but the vents?  Pipe cleaners may remove what the snot rag missed ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: JetJock on May 25, 2011, 04:16:35 pm
The animal with the highest blood pressure is the giraffe. Seems obvious when you look at 'em, but this question always comes up in Trivial Pursuit and most people get it wrong.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 25, 2011, 06:11:24 pm
Yeah, and don't forget about the special valving in their necks, without which they would not be able to bend down to drink water without all the blood vessels in their heads exploding from excess pressure.

Brian


The animal with the highest blood pressure is the giraffe. Seems obvious when you look at 'em, but this question always comes up in Trivial Pursuit and most people get it wrong.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: JetJock on May 25, 2011, 07:52:52 pm
Yeah, and don't forget about the special valving in their necks, without which they would not be able to bend down to drink water without all the blood vessels in their heads exploding from excess pressure.

Brian

Nah. They use really long sippy straws. ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 26, 2011, 06:51:04 am
Somewhere around the tenth or eleventh of June, right?  The boom mike has a replacement foam cover, but the vents?  Pipe cleaners may remove what the snot rag missed ;)

A couple of triple digit blasts should clear those vents out
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: YoDoc on May 26, 2011, 10:09:51 am
Nah. They use really long sippy straws. ;D

I was just at the Dallas Zoo last weekend and can vouch for the veracity of this statement.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ManWorkinghere on May 26, 2011, 10:17:07 am
(http://usairnet.com/weather/forecast/local/?forecast=contour&config=contour_windspeed&loc=us&i=1&p=us&ploc=nam&usemap=wi_contour_640x480&sn=wi_windspeed&overlay=wi_contour_dropshadow_640x480_overlay.png)

I am in the 23mph zone in the lower SE corner in the last county next to ConraD's state.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: COG-528 on May 26, 2011, 03:41:00 pm
(http://www.videokarma.org/image.php?u=70422&dateline=1298436932)
Do you know who this was?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 26, 2011, 05:15:22 pm
In case anyone was wondering, that 'thing' that plugs the end of the barrel of naval guns is called a 'tampion'.

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: yoman on May 26, 2011, 05:47:14 pm
Water is the only material that 'freezes' from the top down.

Brian

You haven't met my wife!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 27, 2011, 07:01:22 am
You haven't met my wife!

 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: koval68 on May 27, 2011, 07:11:06 am
You haven't met my wife!

Good one!  :rotflmao:
(http://blogs.trb.com/entertainment/news/gambling/blog/cupid-valentines-day1.gif)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 27, 2011, 09:40:24 pm
In the early days of blacksmiths forging iron and steel, one of the products they made was nails. As you can imagine, making a handful of nails by hand, from iron ore, using an anvil, hammer and forge would make them tremendously expensive. Only the wealthy could afford nails for any use while common folks used made do with all- wood methods of construction such as post and beam with wooden pins, and mortise and tenon joins just as the Amish people do to this day.

What few nails were around were always re-used if at all possible, again due to their value. One of the more common uses for nails was in the construction of doors of larger houses; nails somewhat longer than the thickness of both pieces of wood to be joined were used and the protruding tip of the nail was hammered over on the inside of the door. This made a very strong and permanent construction method but also guaranteed that nails used in this way could never be used again. Perhaps part of this usage was so that the wealthy could flaunt their affluence amongst the common people. In any event, it did yield a great English expression which is commonly used to this very day: “Dead as a doornail” or “Deader than a doornail”, meaning something that is so completely used up or worn out that it cannot be used any further no matter how much effort is applied.

The roots of this expression are older than modern English; the expression was originally written in Middle English (11th to 15th century) and may possibly even pre- date that period.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on May 28, 2011, 09:09:05 am
My brother-in-law the cop is still an idiot.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 28, 2011, 09:08:11 pm
So if you have ever been up in the middle of the night fixated over the question: 'How long does honey last?' never fear, I have an answer. Honey lasts forever, at least as far back as human history and the storage of honey is concerned.

Honey has been found as a food source buried with Pharaohs in ancient Egypt, going back more than 3,500 years and perhaps 4,500 years. Even though it was stored in what passed for an impermeable ceramic container of the period, all the water has escaped over the centuries and the honey is in a totally dry state. Not to worry though, add water and heat for a few minutes and 'poof', honey! No bacteria, no mold or any other signs of spoilage. There is a natural preservative in honey and it would seem that it really makes the grade.

Next time, the 'bee dance'.

Brian



My brother-in-law the cop is still an idiot.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on May 28, 2011, 09:39:15 pm
Its bee spit
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 29, 2011, 10:49:29 am
Starting in the spring and happening at intervals through the active season, a handful of drone bees will leave the hive and move in straight lines away from the hive in search of pollen bearing plants. Each bee travels a few degrees away from the next bee so they cover the maximum area; sort of like the spokes of a wheel. When the find pollen, the return to the hive and while a large portion of the remaining drone bees watch, they do the 'bee dance'. This dance consists of turns to the left, turns to the right and the pauses between turns. Apparently length of the pauses indicate distance and the direction of the turns indicate which way to turn; the bee is literally giving directions to the other drones. At the end of the 'dance', the drones that were watching all fly off directly to the pollen the 'dancing' bee had found.

And we have trouble coordinating five motorcycles all in a group ride. Pathetic.  ;)

Brian


Its bee spit
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: throb on May 30, 2011, 05:39:44 am
An avacado has he highest fat content of any fruit.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Not4Hire on May 30, 2011, 12:58:37 pm
([url]http://www.videokarma.org/image.php?u=70422&dateline=1298436932[/url])
Do you know who this was?


I wanna say Tom Terrific, but I think he had a funnel for a hat...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 31, 2011, 03:59:43 pm
Crocodiles are found all over the world but alligators are only found in two countries: the US and China. So if you are swimming in the Nile or the Amazon and something clamps on and pulls you under, you can rest easy in the certainty that it was absolutely NOT an alligator.

Brian



I wanna say Tom Terrific, but I think he had a funnel for a hat...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 31, 2011, 04:01:10 pm
Bats have the lowest fat ratio of any mammal. Concours riders seem to rank somewhere in the middle and Hardley Ableson rider 'ring the bell'.

(http://zggtr.org/Smileys/default/ROTFLMAO.gif)

Brian


An avacado has he highest fat content of any fruit.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Tom J. on May 31, 2011, 04:09:39 pm
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: yoman on May 31, 2011, 05:07:07 pm
He'd chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could, if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on May 31, 2011, 05:51:48 pm
Lenin had a beard, Gabby Hayes had whiskers.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: JetJock on May 31, 2011, 08:18:03 pm
You cannot fold a piece of paper in half seven times. Go ahead and try.




Note that Mythbusters finally found a way to beat this, but it required a sheet of paper half the size of an airplane hanger, a gang of people and a steam roller.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Tom J. on June 01, 2011, 08:42:10 am
It's impossible for anyone to put their elbow in their ear. Don't even try... whoops, you tried it, didn't you-
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Assassin 11B3P on June 01, 2011, 12:55:25 pm
The United States had three different presidents in 1841. The first one, Martin Van Buren, finished his term as president in that year. The second, William Henry Harrison began his term as president but caught a cold and died, thus becoming the president serving the shortest time in office (4 March to 4 April 1841). The third president, John Tyler, then became the first vice president to succeed to the office of the presidency.

Brian

gerald ford is the only person who was never elected to either vp or president, yet he served as both.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: EpicBadass on June 01, 2011, 01:04:49 pm
Rain still sucks!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Assassin 11B3P on June 01, 2011, 01:25:40 pm
Rain still sucks!

not if you're in a drought.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: JetJock on June 01, 2011, 01:37:33 pm
A pig cannot look up.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on June 01, 2011, 07:45:26 pm
From the book 'Anguished English', in the section about parents writing school excuses for their children:

"Please excuse Ray Friday from school. He had very loose vowels."

"Please excuse Pedro from being absent yesterday. He had diahre dyrea direthe the $hits." (some letters substituted)

"Please excuse Tom for being absent yesterday. He had diarrhea and his boots leak."

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: koval68 on June 01, 2011, 07:59:56 pm
During the Wife Carrying Championship, held annually in Sonkajärvi, Finland, contestants carry a woman -- it needn't be their wife -- over an 832-foot course with various obstacles en route. Dropping the woman incurs a 15-second penalty, and the first team to reach the finish line receives the grand prize -- the weight of the "wife" in beer! This bizarre event traces its origins to the 19th century when a local gang of bandits commonly stole women from neighboring villages.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Assassin 11B3P on June 01, 2011, 08:40:40 pm
a tomato is a fruit, not a vegetable.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: JetJock on June 02, 2011, 01:05:21 pm
a tomato is a fruit, not a vegetable.

And a peanut is not actually a nut. It's a vegetable.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: JetJock on June 02, 2011, 01:07:20 pm
Whenever someone tells me that ". . . I'm surrounded by idiots . . ." usually in reference to a work or family situation, my first thought is always:

How dumb are you to end up surrounded by idiots?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Tom J. on June 02, 2011, 01:16:43 pm
True... often it IS the one in the middle that is the biggest idiot....
Recently, I took the bottom shelves out of my garage fridge and put in a 16 gallon keg.
This required a one-time deposit (I like to call it an 'investment") of $70... $30 for the keg, and $40 for the tap. 
When the keg was empty, I got my $70 bucks back.  What an idiot!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: yoman on June 02, 2011, 01:19:36 pm
True... often it IS the one in the middle that is the biggest idiot....
Recently, I took the bottom shelves out of my garage fridge and put in a 16 gallon keg.
This required a one-time deposit (I like to call it an 'investment") of $70... $30 for the keg, and $40 for the tap. 
When the keg was empty, I got my $70 bucks back.  What an idiot!

No Kiddin', you should have left the deposit and got another keg :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ManWorkinghere on June 02, 2011, 01:26:43 pm
You cannot fold a piece of paper in half seven times. Go ahead and try.

Note that Mythbusters finally found a way to beat this, but it required a sheet of paper half the size of an airplane hanger, a gang of people and a steam roller.

+1 on MythBusters!  They take a look at really different stories and bust the h___ out of them.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: alexx45 on June 02, 2011, 01:34:55 pm
Loud pipes don't save lives... Helmets & heads up riding that saves lives.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 02, 2011, 02:57:26 pm
Why is it that when I drink a beer out of a bottle and take a couple of swigs then set it down look somewhere else and then it bubbles foam out of the top?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on June 02, 2011, 03:53:04 pm
Why is it that when I drink a beer out of a bottle and take a couple of swigs then set it down look somewhere else and then it bubbles foam out of the top?

Hmmm, sounds like your drinking defective beer Jim. Keep your eye on it next time you set it down.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 02, 2011, 03:58:41 pm
It never does this when I look at the bottle...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Tom J. on June 02, 2011, 04:04:36 pm
Yea, like a 'watched' pot never boils...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on June 02, 2011, 04:35:48 pm
Well, a couple of ideas here Jim- 1) put your fob in the other pocket and 2) use a coaster. Maybe one made out of some kind of wood.... something nice that you would be proud to have your beer sit on. Perhaps something like Amboyna Burl from Southeast Asia?

Kirby suggested using a glass and not drinking like an animal but I told him to quiet down and look after his nuts.

Brian


Why is it that when I drink a beer out of a bottle and take a couple of swigs then set it down look somewhere else and then it bubbles foam out of the top?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Tom J. on June 02, 2011, 04:43:15 pm
..or use a straw and don't touch the bottle.... (no blowing bubbles either)!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: yoman on June 03, 2011, 06:50:38 am
The trick is to quickly make more room in the bottle for the bubbles.
For what its worth, I 'm a "bottle baby" too.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 07, 2011, 01:35:47 pm
I cannot believe we (the collective 'we') have let this thread die. So just to start it up again....

If you mix raw eggs with hard boiled eggs, how can you tell them apart without breaking or cracking the shell? Easy- spin them on a counter or table top.... raw eggs will not spin well but cooked eggs will spin very well. If the egg makes more than about four turns, it has been boiled.

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: yoman on November 07, 2011, 01:47:11 pm
This is reply # 100!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rhino on November 07, 2011, 01:59:59 pm
A chemist goes into a bar with a friend. He orders H2O. The friend says "I'll have H2O too". When the drinks arrive the chemist's thirst is quenched but the friend takes a big swig of his drink and starts to gag. Why?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on November 07, 2011, 02:13:12 pm
He drank Hydrogen Peroxide.
Silly rabbit; Trix are for kids.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 07, 2011, 02:19:56 pm
Probably should have ordered an H20 also :-)

It is amazing where that stuff has turned up (hydrogen peroxide)- it has been used as a propellant in some really interesting things like rockets and submarines. The stuff is highly reactive and exothermic though and tough to handle, transport and store. Every now and then a container of high purity H2O2 springs a leak and that almost always gets out of control. That is also why the stuff we buy in drug stores is only a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution and is always sold in an opaque bottle (usually dark brown); it reacts to light too.

Brian

A chemist goes into a bar with a friend. He orders H2O. The friend says "I'll have H2O too". When the drinks arrive the chemist's thirst is quenched but the friend takes a big swig of his drink and starts to gag. Why?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: yoman on November 07, 2011, 02:26:20 pm
A mushroom walks into a bar and orders a beer. The bartender says "we don't serve your kind in this bar". The mushroom replys "but I'm a fun guy". (fungi) ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: alexx45 on November 07, 2011, 02:47:21 pm
If I was to decide to reply to this then I would probably reply with nothing at all....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on November 07, 2011, 03:19:45 pm
I just finished setting up 14 Wyse thin clients that connect to our XenApp 6 servers for retail store training that is happening tomorrow.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on November 07, 2011, 03:35:15 pm
I loaded 7 USMC Small Field Refrigeration Units, onto a 48' flatbed trailer, for a total weight of 24,640 lbs, today, and I'm not a forklift driver. Only 207 more to go.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Outback_Jon on November 07, 2011, 03:50:52 pm
I loaded 7 USMC Small Field Refrigeration Units, onto a 48' flatbed trailer, for a total weight of 24,640 lbs, today, and I'm not a forklift driver. Only 207 more to go.

Leave it to the Marines to need to refrigerate a small field.  Especially since winter is approaching.   ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 07, 2011, 03:53:50 pm
I just fired a new hire today(2 days) and he just couldn't understand why I thought not returning customers goods was unacceptable behavior. The person he replaced quit after 2 days saying she could make more on unemployment.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on November 07, 2011, 04:01:56 pm
The person he replaced quit after 2 days saying she could make more on unemployment.

:O Report that she had a job and was in good standing and that will be enough of her living off our taxes.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 07, 2011, 04:04:31 pm
Did. Unem. office said she did not have to take a job for less money.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 08, 2011, 08:36:20 am
I'm listening to the Beatles 'Martha my dear' on 93XRT....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 08, 2011, 08:45:49 am
I'm listening to the Beatles 'Martha my dear' on 93XRT....


:thumbs:

Chicago's Finest Rock.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: yoman on November 08, 2011, 08:55:58 am
I am nursing a pulled intercostal with vicodin
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on November 08, 2011, 09:03:19 am
guess the nothing.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/LR/20111024-DSC_8200.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: yoman on November 08, 2011, 10:09:10 am
is it bigger than a bread box?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rhino on November 08, 2011, 10:42:01 am
guess the nothing.

([url]http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/LR/20111024-DSC_8200.jpg[/url])


Some sort of plate on a granite counter?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 08, 2011, 10:43:50 am
I saw my doctor yesterday and had a physical. It was all good news, had my blood tested the week before.

She gave me a prostate exam. I was laying on the table and she had me roll over on my left side and pull my right leg up to my chest.

She says, "now you're going to feel a little pressure".

Holy ****! That's what you call a little pressure?    :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Uglydog56 on November 08, 2011, 11:02:28 am
Rutabaga is the common American and Canadian term for the plant. It comes from the old Swedish word Rotabagge, meaning simply "root bag". "Swede" is the preferred term used in England, Wales, Australia, New Zealand and many other parts of the world that use British English as a standard.  In the U.S., the plant is also known as "Swedish turnip" or "yellow turnip", while in Ireland, it is referred to as "turnip". The name turnip is also used in parts of Northern and Midland England, Ontario and Atlantic Canada. In Scots, it is either "tumshie" or "neep", and Brassica rapa var. rapa, termed a "turnip" in southern English usage, instead is called a "white turnip" as in Ireland. Scots will refer to both types by the generic term "neep" (from Old English næp, Latin napus). Some will also refer to both types as just "turnip" (the word is also derived from næp). In North-East England, turnips and swedes are colloquially called "snaggers" (archaic). They should not be confused with the large beet known as a mangelwurzel.

Its common name in Sweden is kålrot (literally "cabbage root"), similarly in Denmark it is known as kålroe, while in Norway it has usurped the name of kålrabi in addition to being known as kålrot. The Finnish term is lanttu, of the same root as English "to plant", since it is usually planted from pre-grown saplings.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 08, 2011, 12:24:53 pm
My wife just called me from work.  She wanted me to print out a mixed drink recipe.  I asked her what show.  She said the cooking show on TV....  Which cooking show, there are billions of them, I said.  She said the one on HGTV.  I said which one on HGTV?  There probably are lots of them there, too, I said.  She started describing the drink she wanted..  I said I need more to go on.  She said nevermind.  I think she overestimates what I can do regarding the Web.  I don't guess that's all bad, though.  This has happened more than once to me.  One time she wanted to look for shoes on the Web....  I asked her what she wanted to search on and she said shoes.  I looked at her and said, I need more to go on than that.  She told me a color.  I said that won't do.  Do you have any thing more to go on like a store or something, I said.   She looked at me and said nevermind.  Sigh.  I feel I'm failing her at times...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on November 08, 2011, 01:44:14 pm
Damn, I thought I was the only one.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rhino on November 08, 2011, 02:20:07 pm
That about sums up the differences in how I shop and how my wife shops. I decide before I leave the house what I want. I go to the store and buy the items I've already decided on. She goes to a store then proceeds to walk around looking at everything until she see's something that tickles her fancy and buys that. This is the same for the internet. If you know what you are looking for you can put in the proper search terms and find it. If you do not know what you are looking for the nearly infinite selection makes it impossible.

My wife just called me from work.  She wanted me to print out a mixed drink recipe.  I asked her what show.  She said the cooking show on TV....  Which cooking show, there are billions of them, I said.  She said the one on HGTV.  I said which one on HGTV?  There probably are lots of them there, too, I said.  She started describing the drink she wanted..  I said I need more to go on.  She said nevermind.  I think she overestimates what I can do regarding the Web.  I don't guess that's all bad, though.  This has happened more than once to me.  One time she wanted to look for shoes on the Web....  I asked her what she wanted to search on and she said shoes.  I looked at her and said, I need more to go on than that.  She told me a color.  I said that won't do.  Do you have any thing more to go on like a store or something, I said.   She looked at me and said nevermind.  Sigh.  I feel I'm failing her at times...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 08, 2011, 02:38:10 pm
This is precisely what drives me insane when I go shopping with my wife. Then she'll tell me that she's done and we can go to the checkout, I get my hopes up that we may be heading home soon when all of a sudden, it all starts again because she just saw something that she likes. 

 :banghead:
 
That about sums up the differences in how I shop and how my wife shops. I decide before I leave the house what I want. I go to the store and buy the items I've already decided on. She goes to a store then proceeds to walk around looking at everything until she see's something that tickles her fancy and buys that. This is the same for the internet. If you know what you are looking for you can put in the proper search terms and find it. If you do not know what you are looking for the nearly infinite selection makes it impossible.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Outback_Jon on November 08, 2011, 03:14:06 pm
Damn, I thought I was the only one.

You're failing VirginiaJim's wife, too?    :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on November 08, 2011, 03:22:58 pm
Nothing
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 08, 2011, 03:26:56 pm
You guys are such a disappointment to Jim's wife...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 08, 2011, 03:32:12 pm
And now quite a few of us think you are failing her too Jim....

Why do you have to be so difficult? Can't you just look up shoes like she asked? Here- I did this in less than 10 seconds: http://www.horseshoesandtools.com/farrier-aprons-or-chaps.aspx?gclid=CM-69eeLqKwCFQRShwod9iYH_w (http://www.horseshoesandtools.com/farrier-aprons-or-chaps.aspx?gclid=CM-69eeLqKwCFQRShwod9iYH_w)

Not only did I find the shoes but also the tools and clothes to use them properly. Sheesh.

Brian

My wife just called me from work.  She wanted me to print out a mixed drink recipe.  I asked her what show.  She said the cooking show on TV....  Which cooking show, there are billions of them, I said.  She said the one on HGTV.  I said which one on HGTV?  There probably are lots of them there, too, I said.  She started describing the drink she wanted..  I said I need more to go on.  She said nevermind.  I think she overestimates what I can do regarding the Web.  I don't guess that's all bad, though.  This has happened more than once to me.  One time she wanted to look for shoes on the Web....  I asked her what she wanted to search on and she said shoes.  I looked at her and said, I need more to go on than that.  She told me a color.  I said that won't do.  Do you have any thing more to go on like a store or something, I said.   She looked at me and said nevermind.  Sigh.  I feel I'm failing her at times...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 08, 2011, 03:39:56 pm
And now quite a few of us think you are failing her too Jim....

Why do you have to be so difficult? Can't you just look up shoes like she asked? Here- I did this in less than 10 seconds: [url]http://www.horseshoesandtools.com/farrier-aprons-or-chaps.aspx?gclid=CM-69eeLqKwCFQRShwod9iYH_w[/url] ([url]http://www.horseshoesandtools.com/farrier-aprons-or-chaps.aspx?gclid=CM-69eeLqKwCFQRShwod9iYH_w[/url])

Not only did I find the shoes but also the tools and clothes to use them properly. Sheesh.

Brian


Brian!

What are you trying to say about Jim's wife? Have you ever met her?


Are you insinuating that Jim's wife is a...










 

blacksmith?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 08, 2011, 03:47:24 pm
Nothing, no and no.

I was just trying to help Jim a bit. If he would just acquiesce and <help> her with her searches then she would almost surely stop asking him. I mean even if she didn't hate the shoes that he got her outright, I bet she would absolutely hate it when he started to nail them on.... 

Brian


Brian!

What are you trying to say about Jim's wife? Have you ever met her?


Are you insinuating that Jim's wife is a...










 

blacksmith?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on November 08, 2011, 10:20:11 pm
This is precisely what drives me insane when I go shopping with my wife. Then she'll tell me that she's done and we can go to the checkout, I get my hopes up that we may be heading home soon when all of a sudden, it all starts again because she just saw something that she likes. 

 :banghead:
 

They just opened up a New Seasons grocery store a couple blocks away last month. They have an actual bar counter in there with a couple beers on tap or you can also just grab any beer bottle from the cooler and they'll pour it in a glass for you. I've gone shopping with my wife a half dozen times in the past month, and twice in the 3 years prior to this new store opening up... Now if I could only get them to put a tv on the wall with ESPN I'd be set, I keep working it with the bar host, next step is speaking with the store manager.
  ;D :chugbeer: 
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Post by: VirginiaJim on November 09, 2011, 04:55:15 am
I'm reading 'Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus' by John Gray on my Kindle adapted PC.
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Post by: gPink on November 09, 2011, 05:42:52 am
Why?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 09, 2011, 05:50:05 am
I'm trying to understand where my wife is coming from these days.  Something is working though, as we've been married 34 years.  I originally thought the book was science fiction....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 09, 2011, 05:56:44 am
Try this: http://www.theabsolute.net/minefield/bkwife.html (http://www.theabsolute.net/minefield/bkwife.html)
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Post by: VirginiaJim on November 09, 2011, 06:31:55 am
Excellent.  Thank you.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 09, 2011, 06:33:53 am
I was on the treadmill a few minutes ago and was watching the Blues Brothers (original movie).  I think it has one of the best car chase scenes I've ever seen, especially when the Nazis go airborne.
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Post by: Outback_Jon on November 09, 2011, 07:31:47 am
I hate Illinois Nazis.
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Post by: Maille Man on November 09, 2011, 07:50:42 am
D.C. has a new bar, where the beer prices are 'market driven'.  Prices fluctuate in real time based on demand.  If the price of your daily favorite has gone up, make some friends and convince them to switch to your brand to bring the prices back down.

http://thebigboarddc.com/ (http://thebigboarddc.com/)
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Post by: gPink on November 09, 2011, 07:59:24 am
nice avatar
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Post by: Maille Man on November 09, 2011, 08:05:51 am
 :)  Chainmaille bikini I made for her...
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Post by: alexx45 on November 09, 2011, 08:15:52 am
Chainmaille Bikini... Nice. Definitely one of the nicest attractions at any given renaissance festival. MMMM wenches & grog now that's a thought...  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 09, 2011, 08:32:22 am
I've got to ask..Doesn't that snag the short hairs?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 09, 2011, 08:33:55 am
I was on the treadmill a few minutes ago and was watching the Blues Brothers (original movie).  I think it has one of the best car chase scenes I've ever seen, especially when the Nazis go airborne.

What were you doing on the treadmill Jim? Using it as a step stool to change a light bulb perhaps?

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses.

Hit it.
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Post by: Maille Man on November 09, 2011, 08:34:54 am
I'm in the middle of making another one (well, a whole belly dance outfit) - glows in the dark.  Violet anodized aluminum and rubber rings.  The rubber rings are violet, but glow blue.
what I've got done, so far...

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii78/cdharlach/Mail/2011-08-26_20-34-08_509.jpg)
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Post by: Maille Man on November 09, 2011, 08:37:54 am
I've got to ask..Doesn't that snag the short hairs?

Nope, not at all.  Rings are saw cut and tumbled to get rid of the burrs.  Then, just take extra care on closing the rings.  Do it right and you can't even see the closures.
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Post by: stevewfl on November 09, 2011, 08:43:15 am
my  friend Renee  is thinking about...nothing.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/renee.jpg)

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Post by: ZG on November 09, 2011, 09:44:27 am
my  friend Renee  is thinking about...nothing.

([url]http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/renee.jpg[/url])

 
I'm thinking about Renee now...  :P
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 09, 2011, 09:47:33 am

I'm thinking about Renee now...  :P

If your wife sees this ZG you'll wish that you said nothing.    ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on November 09, 2011, 09:53:33 am
If your wife sees this ZG you'll wish that you said nothing.    ;)

 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 09, 2011, 10:01:52 am
I See Nothing - Sgt Schultz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34ag4nkSh7Q#)

sums up my attitude today....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 09, 2011, 10:03:16 am
What were you doing on the treadmill Jim? Using it was a step stool to change a light bulb perhaps?

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses.

Hit it.

My favorite quote...
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Post by: Rhino on November 09, 2011, 10:14:42 am
I will be using the Alton Brown recipe to brine my turkey again this year:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/good-eats-roast-turkey-recipe/index.html (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/good-eats-roast-turkey-recipe/index.html)

For the brine:
•   1 cup kosher salt
•   1/2 cup light brown sugar
•   1 gallon vegetable stock
•   1 tablespoon black peppercorns
•   1 1/2 teaspoons allspice berries
•   1 1/2 teaspoons chopped candied ginger
•   1 gallon heavily iced water
For the aromatics:
•   1 red apple, sliced
•   1/2 onion, sliced
•   1 cinnamon stick
•   1 cup water
•   4 sprigs rosemary
•   6 leaves sage
•   Canola oil
Directions
Click here to see how it's done.
2 to 3 days before roasting:
Begin thawing the turkey in the refrigerator or in a cooler kept at 38 degrees F.
Combine the vegetable stock, salt, brown sugar, peppercorns, allspice berries, and candied ginger in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally to dissolve solids and bring to a boil. Then remove the brine from the heat, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate.
Early on the day or the night before you'd like to eat:
Combine the brine, water and ice in the 5-gallon bucket. Place the thawed turkey (with innards removed) breast side down in brine. If necessary, weigh down the bird to ensure it is fully immersed, cover, and refrigerate or set in cool area for 8 to 16 hours, turning the bird once half way through brining.
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Remove the bird from brine and rinse inside and out with cold water. Discard the brine.
Place the bird on roasting rack inside a half sheet pan and pat dry with paper towels.
Combine the apple, onion, cinnamon stick, and 1 cup of water in a microwave safe dish and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Add steeped aromatics to the turkey's cavity along with the rosemary and sage. Tuck the wings underneath the bird and coat the skin liberally with canola oil.
Roast the turkey on lowest level of the oven at 500 degrees F for 30 minutes. Insert a probe thermometer into thickest part of the breast and reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Set the thermometer alarm (if available) to 161 degrees F. A 14 to 16 pound bird should require a total of 2 to 2 1/2 hours of roasting. Let the turkey rest, loosely covered with foil or a large mixing bowl for 15 minutes before carving.
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Post by: alexx45 on November 10, 2011, 09:28:40 am
Nuthin' says lovin' like a turkey in the oven.
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Post by: stevewfl on November 10, 2011, 09:55:45 am
Nuthin' says lovin' like a turkey in the oven.


You say that because because of the lady in your avatar thats cooking.  Bet Spam is good at your house too (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Awaz on November 10, 2011, 02:07:53 pm
Took wife to Bryan Adams bare bones concert on her birthday. After all these years, he is still good!
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Post by: Rhino on November 10, 2011, 02:18:10 pm
http://www.wavlist.com/movies/300/sthprk-adams.wav (http://www.wavlist.com/movies/300/sthprk-adams.wav)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Uglydog56 on November 10, 2011, 09:59:04 pm
http://www.nothing.net/ (http://www.nothing.net/)

I hope this isn't a repeat.  I didn't read the whole thread.
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Post by: Uglydog56 on November 10, 2011, 10:00:37 pm
Alison Krauss - When You Say Nothing At All (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjsjZWlRVvo#)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 11, 2011, 11:55:54 am
I just fired a new hire today(2 days) and he just couldn't understand why I thought not returning customers goods was unacceptable behavior. The person he replaced quit after 2 days saying she could make more on unemployment.
Unemployment just gave her the boot. ;D She called to see if she could come back to work. :'(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 11, 2011, 12:46:11 pm
Unemployment just gave her the boot. ;D She called to see if she could come back to work. :'(

Did you hire her back, at a pay cut of course?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 11, 2011, 01:21:50 pm
I cut up a fresh ripe pineapple at breakfast this morn, that's good eatin right there!    :P
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Post by: VirginiaJim on November 11, 2011, 01:29:36 pm
Pineapple makes me shudder.  I hates it I does.
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Post by: alexx45 on November 11, 2011, 01:40:02 pm
Darn I want to add to this but I just can't thing of nuthin.
I will say this, I'm with Jim, not a big fan of the pineapple. I'll eat it, but it ain't my first choice.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 11, 2011, 01:46:36 pm
You two need to branch out, fruit wise. What's your first choice then?

I just ate a honey crisp apple, that's good stuff too.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 11, 2011, 01:50:42 pm
Potato
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on November 11, 2011, 01:57:17 pm

What few nails were around were always re-used if at all possible, again due to their value. One of the more common uses for nails was in the construction of doors of larger houses; nails somewhat longer than the thickness of both pieces of wood to be joined were used and the protruding tip of the nail was hammered over on the inside of the door. This made a very strong and permanent construction method but also guaranteed that nails used in this way could never be used again. Perhaps part of this usage was so that the wealthy could flaunt their affluence amongst the common people. In any event, it did yield a great English expression which is commonly used to this very day: “Dead as a doornail” or “Deader than a doornail”, meaning something that is so completely used up or worn out that it cannot be used any further no matter how much effort is applied.


I went to the Alamo last week and they have a door there that the nails are just as described here. I wondered at the time why they were like this. Thanks.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 11, 2011, 01:57:33 pm
Potato

There seems to be some confusion here.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 11, 2011, 02:07:27 pm
Situation normal...
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Post by: CigarSki® on November 11, 2011, 02:11:24 pm
...All Fecked Up.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rhino on November 11, 2011, 02:21:28 pm
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm... I love honey crisp apples! They remind me of a slightly tart local apple we used to get from Jockey Hollow NJ when I was a kid but could never find in the west.


You two need to branch out, fruit wise. What's your first choice then?

I just ate a honey crisp apple, that's good stuff too.
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Post by: Awaz on November 11, 2011, 02:22:37 pm
Aaah...pineapple....reminds of this tiny town in north eastern corner of India... :'(

Pineapple was like a cent (converted from Rupies)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 11, 2011, 02:31:33 pm
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm... I love honey crisp apples! They remind me of a slightly tart local apple we used to get from Jockey Hollow NJ when I was a kid but could never find in the west.


There's a apple orchard near my house and they specialize in honey crisps. They make these great apple doughnuts but the apple dumplings are amazing.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/06/21/article-2006496-002A89A100000258-114_233x315.jpg)


And Jim? No, they don't make potato dumplings there.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rhino on November 11, 2011, 02:32:50 pm
Speaking of pineapple, go to this restaurant and order pineapple fried rice. It's so addicting it should be a controlled substance.

http://www.thaitownrestaurants.com/ (http://www.thaitownrestaurants.com/)


(http://www.thaitownrestaurants.com/images/piappleb1.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on November 11, 2011, 03:03:43 pm
Sartre contends that human existence is a conundrum whereby each of us exists, for as long as we live, within an overall condition of nothingness (no thing-ness)—that ultimately allows for free consciousness. But simultaneously, within our (physical world) being, we are constrained to make continuous, conscious choices.
It is this dichotomy that causes anguish, because choice (subjectivity) represents a limit on freedom within an otherwise unbridled range of thoughts. Subsequently, humans seek to flee our anguish through action-oriented constructs such as escapes, visualizations or visions (dreams) designed to lead us toward some meaningful end, such as necessity, destiny, determinism (God), etc.
Thus, in living our lives, we often become unconscious actors—Bourgeois, Feminist, Worker, Party Member, Frenchman, Canadian or American—each doing as we must to fulfill our chosen characters' destinies.
But again, Sartre contends, our conscious choices, leading to often unconscious actions, run counter to our intellectual freedom. Yet we are bound to the conditioned, physical world—in which some form of action is always required. This leads to failed dreams of completion, as Sartre described them, because inevitably we are unable to bridge the void between the purity and spontaneity of thought and all-too constraining action; between the being and the nothingness that inherently coincide in our self.
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Post by: Awaz on November 11, 2011, 03:04:24 pm
Ate pineapple fried rice at a local Vietnamese restaurant. It is addicting ! It did not come inside a pineapple though.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 11, 2011, 03:15:19 pm
Sartre contends that human existence is a conundrum whereby each of us exists, for as long as we live, within an overall condition of nothingness (no thing-ness)—that ultimately allows for free consciousness. But simultaneously, within our (physical world) being, we are constrained to make continuous, conscious choices.
It is this dichotomy that causes anguish, because choice (subjectivity) represents a limit on freedom within an otherwise unbridled range of thoughts. Subsequently, humans seek to flee our anguish through action-oriented constructs such as escapes, visualizations or visions (dreams) designed to lead us toward some meaningful end, such as necessity, destiny, determinism (God), etc.
Thus, in living our lives, we often become unconscious actors—Bourgeois, Feminist, Worker, Party Member, Frenchman, Canadian or American—each doing as we must to fulfill our chosen characters' destinies.
But again, Sartre contends, our conscious choices, leading to often unconscious actions, run counter to our intellectual freedom. Yet we are bound to the conditioned, physical world—in which some form of action is always required. This leads to failed dreams of completion, as Sartre described them, because inevitably we are unable to bridge the void between the purity and spontaneity of thought and all-too constraining action; between the being and the nothingness that inherently coincide in our self.

Nice post but I became unconscious (fell asleep) about halfway through and dreamt of eating pineapple doughnuts with The Dalai Lama.
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Post by: CigarSki® on November 11, 2011, 03:34:53 pm
Nice post but I became unconscious (fell asleep) about halfway through and dreamt of eating pineapple doughnuts with The Dalai Lama.
The nothingness suits you then...
 
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Post by: Outback_Jon on November 11, 2011, 04:15:57 pm
I love the core of the pineapple.  Bite off a chunk and chew on it for 5 minutes or so. 
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Post by: B.D.F. on November 11, 2011, 04:24:45 pm
I want full credit for not responding to this....

Brian

You two need to branch out, fruit wise. What's your first choice then?

<snip>

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on November 11, 2011, 04:26:28 pm
I want full credit for not responding to this....

Brian

You're just slacking off...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on November 12, 2011, 04:46:40 am
tested my new Nikon full frame camera last night - it passed  :D

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/393005_2299413799428_1071635590_2503539_212816620_n.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 12, 2011, 05:44:30 am
Credit given.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 12, 2011, 06:22:37 am
I want full credit for not responding to this....

Brian

Dang, you can lead a horse to water...

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Post by: kdm on November 12, 2011, 05:01:40 pm
([url]http://www.videokarma.org/image.php?u=70422&dateline=1298436932[/url])
Do you know who this was?


Could it be winky dink .... i dunno ...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: roadie on November 12, 2011, 05:31:26 pm
Nice Farkle day...Signal minder and headlight modulator installed.  Tomorrow will run a line for Gerbing heated gear.  Snuck a new multimeter in the house!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on November 12, 2011, 10:05:37 pm
Go Ducks!  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 13, 2011, 07:01:49 am
The nothingness suits you then...

I am at one with it...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 13, 2011, 07:57:47 am
I was watching a Discovery channel spinnoff called Velocity last night. Interesting programing.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 13, 2011, 09:08:08 am
I was watching a Discovery channel spinnoff called Velocity last night. Interesting programing.

I like Wheeler Dealers and Cafe Racer...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on November 14, 2011, 03:08:37 pm
top~
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: JetJock on November 14, 2011, 03:15:35 pm
Is it quitting time yet? (and damnit, I'm the boss!)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Uglydog56 on November 14, 2011, 10:50:45 pm
a kolache uses potatoes as an ingredient, and it is a dessert.  Apple pie is a dessert.  Coincidence?  I think not.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Outback_Jon on November 15, 2011, 06:54:56 am
a kolache uses potatoes as an ingredient, and it is a dessert.  Apple pie is a dessert.  Coincidence?  I think not.

Well, the French name for potato translates literally to "apple of the ground".

Kind of turned me off to French cooking as we used to refer to horse droppings as "road apples"...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on November 15, 2011, 07:40:15 am
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/eek.gif) potatoes anything are carb bombs, beware


(http://www.myspaceantics.com/images/myspace-graphics/funny-pictures/fatty-bike.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 15, 2011, 07:45:01 am
Really, Steve?  You can do much better than that.
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Post by: Rhino on November 15, 2011, 08:03:07 am
Once again MY EYES!

That's an image that will be burned into my retina for awhile.
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Post by: stevewfl on November 15, 2011, 08:18:39 am
Really, Steve?  You can do much better than that.

I might could, but personally I try to avoid those type pics and haven't got any of my own. Being a university  photo student I'm still doing "freebies for my gal friends", and we know I try and hang around the little ones  :D
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Post by: ZG on November 15, 2011, 09:49:25 am
([url]http://www.myspaceantics.com/images/myspace-graphics/funny-pictures/fatty-bike.jpg[/url])

 
Mmmm... dual exhaust.  :P ;)
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Post by: stevewfl on November 15, 2011, 10:39:29 am
86 today.

 ugh is it ever going to cool down  :o
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Post by: alexx45 on November 15, 2011, 11:47:06 am
Does it ever really cool down or does the heat just fail to show up? :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on November 15, 2011, 12:39:21 pm
Does it ever really cool down or does the heat just fail to show up? :o

 It gets around 90ish-95ish like anywhere else on the eastern seaboard.  I usually stay in the mountains of Asheville, NC in the hot summer and its always 15-20 degrees cooler. But I absolutely HATE cold weather and call FL home base, you won't see me in a cold place for too long.
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Post by: alexx45 on November 15, 2011, 12:53:39 pm
Oh trust me I understand that. Livin' in Houston I know what hot is. The one time we went on vacation to Disney World we kept chuckling at the other people when we were outside. It was in the low to mid 90's at the time.  Lots of people were falling out of the lines. For us it was pretty comfortable, even the kids. ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on November 15, 2011, 01:27:15 pm
Oh trust me I understand that. Livin' in Houston I know what hot is. The one time we went on vacation to Disney World we kept chuckling at the other people when we were outside. It was in the low to mid 90's at the time.  Lots of people were falling out of the lines. For us it was pretty comfortable, even the kids. ;D

It never got below 110 when i rode my bike through TX in July :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Uglydog56 on November 15, 2011, 08:57:52 pm
Same for me.  I had to flush the coolant and change the radiator cap and fan thermo switch at a buddy's house in Amarillo so I could leave the state successfully.  The high 70's of the summers here never really tax the coolant system.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on November 16, 2011, 07:21:54 am
I got lost in KY once.  I thought those signs to Butcher Holler were fake, till i followed them to Loretta Lynn's childhood home.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/CIMG0080.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rhino on November 16, 2011, 08:27:37 am
It never got below 110 when i rode my bike through TX in July :)

Me too! Man it was HOT!
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Post by: Rhino on November 16, 2011, 08:43:27 am
It never got below 110 when i rode my bike through TX in July :)

We stopped at a place near Onalaska at the east end of the bridge over Lake Livingston on 190 for lunch and shelter from the heat. When we came out the back tire on my son's bike was flat.  It was just too hot to be able to put the compressor on it to find the leak. The pavement would burn you instantly. Luckily the manager of the place took pity on us and let us put the bikes in the shade on the side of the place. Then I was able to lay on the ground to air up the tire, find the leak and plug it.  Out in the parking lot in the sun at 2pm it was absolutely impossible to do that.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: alexx45 on November 17, 2011, 09:16:22 am
It never got below 110 when i rode my bike through TX in July :)

And just think I was commuting to & from work in it all summer long. Not bad in the mornings but the ride home could be grueling. As long as the traffic was moving it was do-able. The desire to ride kept overpowering the good sense to drive an air-conditioned cage. Of course the more I did it the more I got used to it. The human body is an amazing machine. Far more adaptable than we know. 8)
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Post by: Not4Hire on November 17, 2011, 07:34:25 pm
One of the best things I ever saw was Winnemucca in my rear view mirror...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 18, 2011, 09:31:56 am
Going to see John Mellencamp in concert tonight. The theater is amazing, I've been there a couple of times before. Nearly perfect acoustics and a very beautiful venue.
 


(http://www.coronadopac.org/events/other/images/john.jpg)

As a reflection of the diversity of styles and material that have been a hallmark of Mellencamp's eclectic career, the No Better Than This concerts are formatted into three segments. These showcase John Mellencamp in an acoustic context, fronting a small combo recalling blues/country and rockabilly roots and with his full rock band. Musicians backing Mellencamp include Michael Wanchic (guitar), Andy York (guitar), Miriam Sturm (violin), John Gunnell (electric and upright bass), Dane Clark (drums and percussion) and Troye Kinnett (accordion/keyboards).

Each of the No Better Than This tour dates will be preceded by a screening of It’s About You, the documentary by filmmakers Kurt and Ian Markus, shot on Super 8, over the course of 2009’s Bob Dylan-John Mellencamp-Willie Nelson tour of minor league baseball stadiums. The hour-long film, both a SXSW Film Festival and Nashville Film Festival selection, chronicles the creation of the No Better Than This album that was recorded on that tour’s off days. The film will be shown at 7 PM at each of the No Better Than This Tour venues so ticket holders are advised to arrive in time to see it.

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Post by: stevewfl on November 18, 2011, 11:18:47 am
Going to see John Mellencamp in concert tonight. The theater is amazing, I've been there a couple of times before. Nearly perfect acoustics and a very beautiful venue.
 


([url]http://www.coronadopac.org/events/other/images/john.jpg[/url])

As a reflection of the diversity of styles and material that have been a hallmark of Mellencamp's eclectic career, the No Better Than This concerts are formatted into three segments. These showcase John Mellencamp in an acoustic context, fronting a small combo recalling blues/country and rockabilly roots and with his full rock band. Musicians backing Mellencamp include Michael Wanchic (guitar), Andy York (guitar), Miriam Sturm (violin), John Gunnell (electric and upright bass), Dane Clark (drums and percussion) and Troye Kinnett (accordion/keyboards).

Each of the No Better Than This tour dates will be preceded by a screening of It’s About You, the documentary by filmmakers Kurt and Ian Markus, shot on Super 8, over the course of 2009’s Bob Dylan-John Mellencamp-Willie Nelson tour of minor league baseball stadiums. The hour-long film, both a SXSW Film Festival and Nashville Film Festival selection, chronicles the creation of the No Better Than This album that was recorded on that tour’s off days. The film will be shown at 7 PM at each of the No Better Than This Tour venues so ticket holders are advised to arrive in time to see it.



^^^^^awesome!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on November 18, 2011, 11:20:11 am
A thread about nothing and my truck showed all the little 18 wheeler "woker trucks" at the dock who was boss today.

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/297855_2329880961088_1071635590_2516604_422482029_n.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on November 18, 2011, 12:25:18 pm
I tried to read 15 pages about nothing at all.  I learned something, I aint sure what it wa though.  What ever did happen with the guy who got his bike from the dealership with no oil?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on November 18, 2011, 01:30:04 pm
Suck, squeeze, bang, blow.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rhino on November 18, 2011, 02:01:09 pm
Suck, squeeze, bang, blow.

I hate it when that happens.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 18, 2011, 02:23:56 pm
Denier!  I suspect you like it.... a lot! In fact, if your bike were to skip one of those things I bet you would be downright cranky.

Brian

I hate it when that happens.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 18, 2011, 02:37:32 pm
'And then the defendant shot him in the fracas?'

'No, he shot him just above the fracas.'

-Anguished English
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on November 21, 2011, 01:32:19 pm
I hate it when that happens.

You hate the 4-stroke cycle?  How dare thee.   :o

Denier!  I suspect you like it.... a lot! In fact, if your bike were to skip one of those things I bet you would be downright cranky.

Brian


Hahahahahahahhaa.  Response of the year.   ;D

'And then the defendant shot him in the fracas?'

'No, he shot him just above the fracas.'

-Anguished English


Good book.  "Franklin died on April 17, 1790.  Today, he is still dead."
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ManWorkinghere on November 21, 2011, 01:33:01 pm
MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. It is a piece of software that can emulate the old arcade machines of the 80's and early 90's. Given a ROM file of an old game, it'll reproduce the workings of the arcade game on any PC.

So what a lot of crazy people do is build an entire arcade cabinet and put a computer in it. That way you have the software emulating the game, and you have the hardware of the cabinet, controls, buttons, coin slot, etc filling out the rest of the arcade experience.

I guess I'm now one of those crazy people. Here I've chronicled my adventure as I built a cabinet from scratch, installed the controls, hooked up the computer, and installed it in my basement.
http://myarcadeproject.blogspot.com/2011/09/mame-arcade-idea.html (http://myarcadeproject.blogspot.com/2011/09/mame-arcade-idea.html)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on November 21, 2011, 01:36:02 pm
Found a goodie:
http://www.rinkworks.com/said/courtroom.shtml (http://www.rinkworks.com/said/courtroom.shtml)

One of my favorites:
Lawyer: "Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?"
Witness: "No."
Lawyer: "Did you check for blood pressure?"
Witness: "No."
Lawyer: "Did you check for breathing?"
Witness: "No."
Lawyer: "So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?"
Witness: "No."
Lawyer: "How can you be so sure, Doctor?"
Witness: "Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar."
Lawyer: "But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?"
Witness: "Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere."


Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on November 21, 2011, 07:06:02 pm
MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. It is a piece of software that can emulate the old arcade machines of the 80's and early 90's. Given a ROM file of an old game, it'll reproduce the workings of the arcade game on any PC.

So what a lot of crazy people do is build an entire arcade cabinet and put a computer in it. That way you have the software emulating the game, and you have the hardware of the cabinet, controls, buttons, coin slot, etc filling out the rest of the arcade experience.

I guess I'm now one of those crazy people. Here I've chronicled my adventure as I built a cabinet from scratch, installed the controls, hooked up the computer, and installed it in my basement.
[url]http://myarcadeproject.blogspot.com/2011/09/mame-arcade-idea.html[/url] ([url]http://myarcadeproject.blogspot.com/2011/09/mame-arcade-idea.html[/url])


You cut MDO in your basement??? You must be single.....

Where do you get the software?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on November 21, 2011, 10:17:57 pm
Can this thread be in response to the word association thread?  Brian, be aware, Nate doesn't have anything KIPASS activated, so go rub your fob in private ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: soonerstan56 on November 22, 2011, 01:35:34 am
Don't believe everything you "think"!

Stan
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 22, 2011, 04:39:10 am
Found a goodie:
[url]http://www.rinkworks.com/said/courtroom.shtml[/url] ([url]http://www.rinkworks.com/said/courtroom.shtml[/url])



Good one.  Sent it on to a lawyer friend of mine...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: alexx45 on November 22, 2011, 08:00:05 am
Proposed to my GF over the weekend & (of course) gave her an engagement ring.  8) Let the wedding plans commence.  :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on November 22, 2011, 08:16:57 am
Proposed to my GF over the weekend & (of course) gave her an engagement ring.  8) Let the wedding plans commence.  :o
FOOLISH SILLY PERSON!  ::)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 22, 2011, 08:34:16 am
Proposed to my GF over the weekend & (of course) gave her an engagement ring.  8) Let the wedding plans commence.  :o

Congrats!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 22, 2011, 08:40:08 am
Oh my..
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: alexx45 on November 22, 2011, 09:50:05 am
FOOLISH SILLY PERSON!  ::)
I do believe the lobotomy is beginning to affect my actions. :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: GeeBeav on November 22, 2011, 11:45:30 am
Proposed to my GF over the weekend & (of course) gave her an engagement ring.  8) Let the wedding plans commence.  :o

Hope she doesn't find out you posted that in "A thread about nothing at all . . . "
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 22, 2011, 12:36:15 pm
Doh!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 22, 2011, 12:36:36 pm
Hope she doesn't find out you posted that in "A thread about nothing at all . . . "

And that's when the fight started...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: alexx45 on November 22, 2011, 01:13:02 pm
Dang.... I missed the implications of that completely. I guess after over ten years of being single I'm getting a little rusty. Good thing she never surfs this site. (I hope)  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on November 22, 2011, 05:24:29 pm
See if the preacher doubles as a lawyer, 2 fer deal ::)  Just dont forget the tip!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on November 22, 2011, 10:29:17 pm
Changing up - liking the oatmeal stout lately. Actually has some flavor and body.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rick Hall on November 22, 2011, 10:48:24 pm
Proposed to my GF over the weekend & (of course) gave her an engagement ring.  8) Let the wedding plans commence.  :o

That's nice.

I've found that if I want to have a "boys night out" with my married buds, they will frequently say it's "bowling night" to the ball and chain.

I might suggest that if you EVER want another boys night out you learn how to bowl. At the very least, learn the terminology so you don't come across as a total putz.

Rick
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Uglydog56 on November 22, 2011, 10:55:38 pm
Hydroplaning is unnerving, I don't care who you are.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on November 22, 2011, 11:08:35 pm
Proposed to my GF over the weekend & (of course) gave her an engagement ring.  8) Let the wedding plans commence.  :o


Congrats (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/iconhammer.gif)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/iconGAME-OVER.gif)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on November 22, 2011, 11:36:35 pm
Ya bin bit once, musta fekt good, on 'slpanation why someone in today age of openess would re enter that trap.  Best wishes to ya none the less.  Prove em wrong, live a long, happy life filled with kids and Grand kids down the road!!  Almost 30 years to ma wonderfull mistress, still my best friend and only lover.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 23, 2011, 05:32:50 am
I really hate it when someone moves my peanut butter in the pantry.  Can never find it again.  Irritates me to no end.  I don't ask for much but those jars blend in with everything else and I can't find it easily.  I panic when that happens.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 23, 2011, 05:36:04 am
I really hate it when someone moves my peanut butter in the pantry.  Can never find it again.  Irritates me to no end.  I don't ask for much but those jars blend in with everything else and I can't find it easily.  I panic when that happens.

Why don't you buy two jars, easier to find two Mr Crabby.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 23, 2011, 05:42:00 am
Just a guess but are you having trouble finding the peanut butter after you have already found the Scotch bottle?

Maybe you could buy another jar of peanut butter and put it in your pocket. Later, when you want peanut butter, it would be right there- next to your fob....

By the way, put it in a front pants pocket 'cause if you put it in a back pants pocket we are going to have to listen to how uncomfortable the couch is.....

Brian

I really hate it when someone moves my peanut butter in the pantry.  Can never find it again.  Irritates me to no end.  I don't ask for much but those jars blend in with everything else and I can't find it easily.  I panic when that happens.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 23, 2011, 05:48:30 am
Why don't you buy two jars, easier to find two Mr Crabby.

I have two jars, they (family) move them both.  Double the anxiety.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 23, 2011, 05:49:24 am
Just a guess but are you having trouble finding the peanut butter after you have already found the Scotch bottle?

Brian

Peanut butter during the day...Scotch at night.  The two don't intersect.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: alexx45 on November 23, 2011, 07:02:25 am
Thanks everyone for the advice & the well wishes.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 23, 2011, 07:52:04 am
C8H10N4O2
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on November 23, 2011, 08:19:28 am
Photoshoot today, about nothing at all (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/iconhammer.gif)

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 23, 2011, 08:32:21 am
I have two jars, they (family) move them both.  Double the anxiety.


Well...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41oCn2rTicL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 23, 2011, 08:34:39 am
The problem is that I know where they are generally.  Just can't find them in the clutter.  It all looks alike to me.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ManWorkinghere on November 23, 2011, 09:24:44 am
Dang.... I missed the implications of that completely. I guess after over ten years of being single I'm getting a little rusty. Good thing she never surfs this site. (I hope)  ;D
And once the deed is done, you will have to change your Avatar to show your wife's frontside.

That is her, right?  :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on November 23, 2011, 11:42:22 am
My idiot brother-in-law the cop is still an idiot. Michelle and I are having our Thanksgiving Saturday as I'm working Thursday. Come on over if anybody's in the area of North Olmsted OH., we'll be doing yardwork while the turkey's in the oven, its supposed to be 70F degrees.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 23, 2011, 12:47:32 pm
I cannot put my finger on exactly why but I am sensing a subtle and delicate distaste you may have for your brother- in- law. I apologize in advance if I am incorrect because it is so subtle that I cannot even point out the exact sentence that gives me this idea. Just a feeling I get from reading your post in general.

 ;D

It can be tough to get along with relatives and it does not get any easier when those relatives marry other people and therefore create quasi- relatives. I have heard it said that a relative is a friend given by nature but let’s face it, sometimes it seems more like an enemy given by nature. I mean after all, Joseph Stalin had relatives and in- laws too, right?

Brian


My idiot brother-in-law the cop is still an idiot. Michelle and I are having our Thanksgiving Saturday as I'm working Thursday.

<snip>

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on November 23, 2011, 12:54:32 pm
Brian, holding ones children hostage and preventing them having any contact with their God Parents and using my wife's parents as knowing and willing accomplices in preventing any and all contact with them is not behavior I'd call stellar from an officer of the law. I'd call this idiotic behavior. True, you are hearing one side of the story, any time you'd like, I'll sit down and I'll present their view, I've kept all e-mails and correspondence. Oh, and you can talk to the Priest too. My idiot brother-in-law the cop is an idiot. So getting back to nothing, how bout those Browns eh?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on November 23, 2011, 01:11:20 pm
So getting back to nothing, how bout those Browns eh?

 
 :chugbeer:
 
(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/sdjhdfy3822.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on November 23, 2011, 02:13:37 pm
C8H10N4O2

(http://pharmaconcepts.com/caffeine%20molecule.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on November 23, 2011, 09:57:37 pm
([url]http://pharmaconcepts.com/caffeine%20molecule.jpg[/url])

And the delivery vehicle.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 24, 2011, 07:39:08 am
Fireplace crackling. Coffee steaming. Day off work. Dog at my feet. Wife in the kitchen. Turkey in the oven. Oldest son back in country for Thanksgiving this year. Life is good.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 24, 2011, 07:54:22 am
Fireplace crackling. Coffee steaming. Day off work. Dog at my feet. Wife in the kitchen. Turkey in the oven. Oldest son back in country for Thanksgiving this year. Life is good.

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on November 24, 2011, 08:23:49 am
Fireplace crackling. Coffee steaming. Day off work. Dog at my feet. Wife in the kitchen. Turkey in the oven. Oldest son back in country for Thanksgiving this year. Life is good.

Good times!  :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 24, 2011, 12:01:16 pm
My microwave has melted from all the pots on the oven.  This is a he** of note.  But I don't care at the moment.  Wine and eggnog with moonshine has dulled me senses.  I'll worry about it tomorrow.  Also, sweating like all get out.  I'm sure you wanted to know this....  ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 24, 2011, 12:28:40 pm
Why are you drying pot in the oven?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 24, 2011, 12:42:59 pm
'Cause when he did it on top of the (gas) stove it burst into flames....

Brian

Why are you drying pot in the oven?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on November 24, 2011, 12:59:22 pm
Heading to my mother's place for the traditional bad thanksgiving meal. I hate the holidays, but, enjoy the time away from work...mostly.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: yoman on November 24, 2011, 02:50:41 pm
Working today and ejoying thanksgiving with my second (firehouse) family.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 25, 2011, 06:37:28 am
Heading to my mother's place for the traditional bad thanksgiving meal. I hate the holidays, but, enjoy the time away from work...mostly.

Bah humbug!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 25, 2011, 06:40:44 am
Bah humbug!
+1
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: yoman on November 27, 2011, 04:17:35 pm
Your just waiting for "gravy stain Monday" ;D



+1
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 29, 2011, 06:05:32 am
I was out yesterday morning and found that both front parking lights were out in my Prius.  Put new ones in this morning and we're good to go now.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Outback_Jon on November 29, 2011, 07:25:29 am
I was out yesterday morning and found that both front parking lights were out in my Prius.  Put new ones in this morning and we're good to go now.

Why didn't Toyota put LEDs in as many lights as possible on those things?  Wouldn't that make sense on a car that uses electricity?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 29, 2011, 07:37:03 am
Dunno.  I think the rear signal lights are LED but that's about it.  The rest are std lights.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 29, 2011, 09:06:14 am
My department is having our annual 'Winter Potluck' party today. It used to be called a Christmas party and it was held closer to the holiday. Alas, PC has done in the Christmas title. At home this morn I baked a loaf of my world famous onion soup bread for my contribution. 

The bread isn't quite cool yet so I have to leave it out till it cools. My office smells amazing!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 29, 2011, 09:26:59 am
If it's too hot you could just blow on it to cool it down.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 29, 2011, 09:42:55 am
If it's too hot you could just blow on it to cool it down.

Funny man you.

One would have thought that the loaf would have cooled down in my bag on the ride into work this morn since the temp was just below freezing. 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 29, 2011, 09:43:46 am
One never knows, does one?  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 29, 2011, 09:48:02 am
No, one does not.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on November 29, 2011, 11:07:30 pm
Here's an old one, how do you pronounce "Concours"?  Using beer brands is acceptable only if it is a brand you would drink in company at a COG function ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Uglydog56 on December 01, 2011, 11:36:39 pm
Heart - Nothin' At All (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2lXKZ9Zksg#)

I personally preferred earlier heart.  Dreamboat Annie, Barracuda and such.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: GeeBeav on December 01, 2011, 11:47:01 pm
Wow - forum activity after 8 pm?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 02, 2011, 04:51:38 am


I personally preferred earlier heart.  Dreamboat Annie, Barracuda and such.

We saw the Dreamboat Annie tour back in the day. They played with Fleetwood Mac, Steve Miller, and Bob Seger. One of the best concerts ever!

Ooooooooooo Barracuda
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on December 02, 2011, 09:30:06 am
Wow - forum activity after 8 pm?


 :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Uglydog56 on December 18, 2011, 06:33:07 pm
I'm watching the new Pirates of the caribbean movie with my wife, and there's not a single motorcycle in it.  What gives?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: GeeBeav on December 18, 2011, 06:42:33 pm
I'm watching the new Pirates of the caribbean movie with my wife, and there's not a single motorcycle in it.  What gives?

The pirates left them on the trailer . . .
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on December 18, 2011, 08:38:39 pm
I'm watching the new Pirates of the caribbean movie with my wife, and there's not a single motorcycle in it.  What gives?

Hahahaha, good one!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ManWorkinghere on December 19, 2011, 07:36:23 am
My department is having our annual 'Winter Potluck' party today. It used to be called a Christmas party and it was held closer to the holiday. Alas, PC has done in the Christmas title. At home this morn I baked a loaf of my world famous onion soup bread for my contribution. 

The bread isn't quite cool yet so I have to leave it out till it cools. My office smells amazing!

We celebrate our campus-wide smorgasbord tomorrow.  Over in the Administrative building, our department will have Ice Cream Floats available that we are known to provide.
Starting with donut holes from the Bookstore to Lunchtime grazing, I will lose at least one belt notch.   :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 19, 2011, 08:54:13 am
I love sourdough bread. Two pieces toasted and lightly buttered and topped with apricot preserves for breakfast is so freakin good.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 19, 2011, 05:35:03 pm
Sounds good.  I'm on the way...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 19, 2011, 06:58:22 pm
I think my dog just farted :-[
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Excavator on December 19, 2011, 07:22:52 pm
Can you hear a cat fart?.........I never have.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on December 19, 2011, 07:56:12 pm
Can you hear a cat fart?.........I never have.

 
Isn't that called a pussy fart?  ??? :-\  (http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/hiding.gif)
 
 
 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 19, 2011, 08:29:22 pm
Do farts have lumps :o
Sorry, gotta run ::)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Excavator on December 19, 2011, 09:21:19 pm
Do farts have lumps :o
Sorry, gotta run ::)

Pucker string broke?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Excavator on December 19, 2011, 09:29:38 pm

Isn't that called a pussy fart?  ??? :-\  ([url]http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/hiding.gif[/url])


This one time in high school.........never mind.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 20, 2011, 04:56:21 am
Can you hear a cat fart?.........I never have.

SBD
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 20, 2011, 05:01:56 am
Sounds good.  I'm on the way...

I ate your toast Jim, I'll be making more in a couple hours though.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 20, 2011, 05:31:24 am
 :battle:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 20, 2011, 09:18:50 am
I heard a truck Chicago bound broke down ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 20, 2011, 10:40:35 am
I heard a truck Chicago bound broke down ;)

stopit!

I wouldn't be surprised Chet.

I'm getting concerned. My salesman swears up and down that my Jetta was loaded on a transport in Houston on 12/8 and the paperwork said that it was to be delivered on 12/19 yet it's still not here! How can it take that damn long?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 20, 2011, 10:47:37 am
Maybe something like this happened...

http://www.shipanycar.com/auto-transport-accidents.php (http://www.shipanycar.com/auto-transport-accidents.php)

Next time, don't eat my toast.  >:( ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on December 20, 2011, 10:59:45 am
I just paid $1.19/gal for gasoline. Food for gas scheme at local grocery store, 10 cents off each gallon for every $50.00 spent on food, expires every 3 months. 30 gallons for $37.00USD. I've gotten free gas before with a credit for more, not this time though. My idiot brother-in-law the cop is still an idiot.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 20, 2011, 11:13:41 am
Maybe something like this happened...

[url]http://www.shipanycar.com/auto-transport-accidents.php[/url] ([url]http://www.shipanycar.com/auto-transport-accidents.php[/url])

Next time, don't eat my toast.  >:( ;)


Thanks so much Jim, I really feel better now.    :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 20, 2011, 11:26:12 am
 ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on December 20, 2011, 01:16:27 pm
Sometimes things that are commonly accepted seem to make no sense at all. Take shotgun gauges for example: why is a 10 gauge bigger than a 12 gauge? In fact, it seems to work backwards- the larger the number the smaller the bore size (excepting .410 which is really not a gauge at all and is miss- named).

Bore sizes are based on the diameter of the ball that could be made from a given amount of pure lead. A 12 gauge bore is the result of making a perfect sphere out of 1/12 pound of lead; this rule follows and that is why the sizes seem backwards. A 20th of a pound of lead will make a considerably smaller ball than a 12th of a pound of lead will make.

The reasoning behind this method even makes sense; it gives an approximation of how many shots one could get from a single pound of lead. Or as it was actually used, it reflects how many shots could be carried given a fixed load for a soldier or a hunter.... after a fashion, walking around carrying dozens of 'shots' gets tiring.

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 20, 2011, 02:09:57 pm
That leads to another question Brian.

Why are wire gauge sizes treated the same way as shotgun gauge sizes? 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on December 20, 2011, 03:18:51 pm
I believe the original reason was that it took more die drawings to produce smaller wire and the number of draws were counted and attributed to the specific wire size. For example, maybe 10 gauge wire took 10 individual drawings through incrementally smaller dies to make it that size. 20 gauge wire would take an additional 10 drawings to manufacture, and so on. Those "measurements" are long gone and have no bearing on today’s wire sizes other than to have started the general trend which is to name smaller wire with a larger number.

As far as current wire gauge standards- one of my favorite things.....standards. Standards are good but what is great is when you have more than one, and preferably something like wire gauge sizes where there are many standards! Brown and Sharpe (just down the road from me) standardized wire sizes.... first. Then all the others came along and use names like AWG (American wire gauges) which should never be confused with the Imperial measurement (British) called Standard Wire Gauges. There are a pile of 'standards' and so wire sizes are always specified using the 'standard' used (30 gauge AWG for example), and that is usually followed by an inch or millimeter designation.... just to be sure.

We should probably talk about machine tapers next.... Morse, B&S, Cincinnati, NM (National Machine), Hardinge, etc., etc. ad nauseum. None of them interchange and most of them are not even close to another is size / shape except for the ones that are but they still are not interchangeable. It results in a lot of "You cannot stick THAT in THERE." on shop floors. If you hear that anywhere else it means something else.

The world of measurements and quantifications is a mess I tells ya' and the only thing left to do with it is to get a chuckle here and there.

Brian


That leads to another question Brian.

Why are wire gauge sizes treated the same way as shotgun gauge sizes?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on December 20, 2011, 03:27:14 pm
Interesting- I have never heard Kirby do that either....

Brian


Can you hear a cat fart?.........I never have.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on December 20, 2011, 04:27:40 pm
We're going to see The Fabulous Shpielkehs at the Kimmel Center on friday.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on December 20, 2011, 05:49:43 pm
Sometimes things that are commonly accepted seem to make no sense at all. Take shotgun gauges for example: why is a 10 gauge bigger than a 12 gauge? In fact, it seems to work backwards- the larger the number the smaller the bore size (excepting .410 which is really not a gauge at all and is miss- named).

Bore sizes are based on the diameter of the ball that could be made from a given amount of pure lead. A 12 gauge bore is the result of making a perfect sphere out of 1/12 pound of lead; this rule follows and that is why the sizes seem backwards. A 20th of a pound of lead will make a considerably smaller ball than a 12th of a pound of lead will make.

The reasoning behind this method even makes sense; it gives an approximation of how many shots one could get from a single pound of lead. Or as it was actually used, it reflects how many shots could be carried given a fixed load for a soldier or a hunter.... after a fashion, walking around carrying dozens of 'shots' gets tiring.

Brian

My grandpa taught me that.  :D

A .410 is actually it's bore/caliber.  410 thousands of an inch.  Also learned that from my grandpa.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 20, 2011, 10:23:29 pm
I just watched an infomercial on the chefs basket, they will throw in an automatic stirring tool, just pay S&H.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on December 20, 2011, 10:25:28 pm
My head is 22" around. Had to measure for a fit.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 20, 2011, 10:33:32 pm
My grandpa taught me that.  :D

A .410 is actually it's bore/caliber.  410 thousands of an inch.  Also learned that from my grandpa.
If .410 is its bore/caliber why does the Tauras Judge shoot .45LC and .410 shells from the same cylinder and barrel?
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Post by: B.D.F. on December 20, 2011, 11:03:10 pm
Because the outside brass diameter must be much larger than the actual bore size of a .410 cartridge. Inside the brass base is the plastic tube, and inside that tube is the projectile(s) sized to the .410 bore. But the brass casing of a .45 LC (and virtually all metallic fixed cartridges for that matter) holds the projectile directly without the intermediate plastic tubing. Thus the actual bore size of the two is quite different even though the brass portion of the cartridges are the same.

In all the world of quantification, I have never seen anything nearly as confused and often outright incorrect as firearm caliber nomenclature. A .38 special is identical in every external measurement when compared to a .357 magnum except the .357 case is 0.100" longer. Even when it is confused it is not consistent; a .44 special and a .44 magnum are actually the same bore diameter but again have the same 0.100 case length difference. And, of course, a .44 special or .44 magnum is actually .429" in diameter, making it a true .42 caliber. A .22 Long Rifle is a very common pistol caliber. Etc., etc. It did start off making some sense at one point but deteriorated; a 45-70 was originally a 45-70-405 or a 45-70-500 which was a bore of .450", the cartridge was loaded with 70 grains of FFg black powder, and the projectile (bullet) was a 405 grain or 500 grain mass. With the advent of smokeless powder, which cannot be loaded using bulk measure as black power was, all of those nomenclature specifics became meaningless.

Brian


Brian

If .410 is its bore/caliber why does the Tauras Judge shoot .45LC and .410 shells from the same cylinder and barrel?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 21, 2011, 05:03:25 am
Yesterday was my last work day of the year. I'm off, paid, till Jan 3rd. Love it!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 21, 2011, 05:09:44 am
Hmmm.  I thought you were off...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 21, 2011, 05:15:14 am
Hmmm.  I thought you were off...

There you go again Jim, what did I tell you about that thinking business? Stop it before you hurt yourself. 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 21, 2011, 05:29:30 am
Absolutely right...it's no good for anyone.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 21, 2011, 05:58:25 am
I pick up my plates for my TDI this Morning ;D
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Post by: mr t on December 21, 2011, 07:06:09 am
I put my bike away for the winter yesterday. I miss it already.

      Tom Taylor COG#7173
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: alexx45 on December 23, 2011, 01:26:19 pm
Rode my Bike to work today. Winter time is ridin' time in Houston.  8)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 24, 2011, 05:24:30 am
I pick up my plates for my TDI this Morning ;D

I transferred the personalized plates from my Pontiac to the TDI and got new plain Jane plates for the Pontiac. I'm giving the car to my son.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 24, 2011, 06:07:15 am
You're such a nice guy!   :thumbs:

Have you ever noticed that if you are vacuuming, the noise doesn't bother you, but if you are not the one vacuuming you just want to scream 'Turn that d*** thing off!'
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 24, 2011, 06:16:51 am
Your C14 don't need no stickin vacuuming!

I told my wife that since we're giving my son the Pontiac that we don't need to get him anything else for Christmas.

That didn't go over as well as I had hoped.    :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on December 24, 2011, 06:41:50 am
For Christmas my oldest son asked for parts for the xs650 cafe project bike and my youngest wants a brake job for his car. How can Santa say no?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 26, 2011, 08:16:03 am
 :thumbs: to Snap-On tools...   I had a 3/8 ratchet wrench that I bought in the mid-70s whilst working with my future father-in-law.  It started skipping teeth just recently.  Snap-on still had a kit to fix it.  They sent it to me at no charge and I now have a like new ratchet again.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 27, 2011, 05:04:43 am
:thumbs: to Snap-On tools...   I had a 3/8 ratchet wrench that I bought in the mid-70s whilst working with my future father-in-law.  It started skipping teeth just recently.  Snap-on still had a kit to fix it.  They sent it to me at no charge and I now have a like new ratchet again.

You almost can't beat that!

I found my first Snap-On tool by the side of the road some years back. It's a really nice 3/8" ratchet with a padded handle.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: GeeBeav on December 28, 2011, 04:49:02 pm
When you're munching on some pistachios, and you come across one that hasn't been pre-cracked, do you toss it, or do you hunt down the pliers/nutcracker/other device?

Remember when you could get a handful of pistachios out of a bubble gum-type machine? And they were dyed red?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on December 31, 2011, 04:20:05 pm
I always just use my rear teeth.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Uglydog56 on December 31, 2011, 09:14:56 pm
the red ones are from mexico.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: GeeBeav on January 01, 2012, 04:51:08 pm
It is Jan 1st and the Lexus December to Remember commercials are still running ad nauseum.

Please . . . make . . . it . . . stop . . .
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on January 01, 2012, 08:05:38 pm
A beautiful weekend for riding around these parts...and I have had nothing short of the plague beset up me. Feh, sneezing, congestion, sore throat, cough, mild fever.
 
The plague cart is waiting patiently for me...
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/wsikorski/cart.jpg)
 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on January 02, 2012, 03:51:50 am
Ring around the rosy                                               
A pocketful of posies
"Ashes, Ashes"
We all fall down!

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Post by: Conrad on January 02, 2012, 06:05:56 am
 :o
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Post by: stevewfl on January 03, 2012, 07:01:58 am
2012 - year of the ammo stock-piling
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 03, 2012, 08:06:11 am
Why?
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Post by: Son of Pappy on January 03, 2012, 08:29:12 am
Just had my firxt cup of joe.  Still dark outside.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 03, 2012, 09:02:54 am
Just had my firxt cup of joe.  Still dark outside.

Dark at 9:30 in the AM? Did you open the drapes? 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 03, 2012, 10:52:35 am
Dark at 9:30 in the AM? Did you open the drapes?
West coast ;D

Sun is up, clouds are down, least they aint falling :D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 03, 2012, 11:55:00 am
West coast ;D

Sun is up, clouds are down, least they aint falling :D

Give 'em time, say about 11 months or so...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 03, 2012, 12:44:39 pm
What happens in 11 months?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 03, 2012, 12:52:38 pm
What happens in 11 months?


12/12/12

(http://joustthefacts.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/03/21/simpson_end_near.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 03, 2012, 12:58:38 pm
More Mayan BS if you ask me.  The SOA will take care of them big time next season.
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Post by: Conrad on January 03, 2012, 01:11:43 pm
More Mayan BS if you ask me.  The SOA will take care of them big time next season.

That's right! With Jax at the helm we won't have anything to worry about from them Mayans!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 03, 2012, 01:43:11 pm
I hate this time of the year, nothing but reruns on.  Oh, BTW, it's raining out.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on January 03, 2012, 02:09:39 pm
Why?

Pieces on Earth: Christmas 2011 Saw Record Gun Sales
Nearly 30 years later, A Christmas Story is a holiday TV staple. But Americans, heedless of the film's lesson, seem determined to follow in young Ralphie's footsteps: According to the FBI, background checks on gun buyers hit a record single-month figure -- more than 1.5 million (http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/27/us/record-gun-sales/?hpt=us_c1) -- in December. On the day before Christmas Eve alone, 102,222 such checks were ordered (http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/27/us/record-gun-sales/?hpt=us_c1), making Dec. 23, 2011 the second-busiest day in gun-buying history, after this year's Black Friday.

In all, the six days leading up to Christmas saw 500,000 background check requests.

Most would-be gun-buyers pass their checks. According to CNN, "Only 1.3% of the searches result in people being denied permission to buy a weapon."

And there's no way of knowing how many guns have been sold this holiday season, since people often buy multiple weapons at once.

Fear of Gun Control Leads to Stockpiling

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/01/03/pieces-on-earth-christmas-2011-saw-record-gun-sales/ (http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/01/03/pieces-on-earth-christmas-2011-saw-record-gun-sales/)
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Post by: Conrad on January 03, 2012, 02:16:22 pm
Pieces on Earth: Christmas 2011 Saw Record Gun Sales
Nearly 30 years later, A Christmas Story is a holiday TV staple. But Americans, heedless of the film's lesson, seem determined to follow in young Ralphie's footsteps: According to the FBI, background checks on gun buyers hit a record single-month figure -- more than 1.5 million ([url]http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/27/us/record-gun-sales/?hpt=us_c1[/url]) -- in December. On the day before Christmas Eve alone, 102,222 such checks were ordered ([url]http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/27/us/record-gun-sales/?hpt=us_c1[/url]), making Dec. 23, 2011 the second-busiest day in gun-buying history, after this year's Black Friday.

In all, the six days leading up to Christmas saw 500,000 background check requests.

Most would-be gun-buyers pass their checks. According to CNN, "Only 1.3% of the searches result in people being denied permission to buy a weapon."

And there's no way of knowing how many guns have been sold this holiday season, since people often buy multiple weapons at once.

Fear of Gun Control Leads to Stockpiling

[url]http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/01/03/pieces-on-earth-christmas-2011-saw-record-gun-sales/[/url] ([url]http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/01/03/pieces-on-earth-christmas-2011-saw-record-gun-sales/[/url])


Any stats on the number of shot out eyes?

(http://silverliningopticians.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/316355152_e19b815bcd3.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 03, 2012, 02:21:42 pm
My three grandsons are 8, 10, and 12 and their other grandparents bought each of them Official Red Rider BB guns, compound bows, and poison pet frogs as Christmas gifts.

WTF?    :o

I took the boys out and showed them the proper way to handle a BB gun and their bows. I ain't touching the poison frogs though!!!!!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on January 03, 2012, 02:31:17 pm
At least one...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on January 03, 2012, 02:33:28 pm
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d76/SpeedKing199/funny/1funny.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on January 03, 2012, 02:41:09 pm
Why?

Zombie day is nearing
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 03, 2012, 03:07:25 pm
They best be some big ordinance.  Zombies be hard to stop (notice I didn't say kill).  I've always thought why don't we have exploding bullets?  Is there such a thing?  Even in the future type horror movies with the army fighting giant bugs we're still shooting them with ordinary bullets.  Just doesn't make sense to me.  Swords on the hand are something I can wrap my hands around...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 03, 2012, 03:09:52 pm


WTF?    :o


Which festival would that be?
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Post by: gPink on January 03, 2012, 03:44:49 pm
Starship Troopers is an excellent book.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Tactical_Mik on January 03, 2012, 04:03:08 pm
Zombie day is nearing


A VERY ZOMBIE HOLIDAY (Instructional video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UqEhUm2B_8#ws)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 03, 2012, 05:44:36 pm
([url]http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d76/SpeedKing199/funny/1funny.jpg[/url])

Must be steves bike, I think I spotted an early KIPASS prototype antena on the front :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 03, 2012, 05:45:49 pm
Oh BTW, it's getting dark again and it's still raining.  I also got my mullet trimmed for the first time in over a year 8)
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Post by: GeeBeav on January 03, 2012, 06:15:25 pm
I also got my mullet trimmed for the first time in over a year 8)

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Post by: Son of Pappy on January 03, 2012, 06:19:46 pm

If only my hair were that straight!!  Heck, once my hair grows another foot (length duh) it will only look an inch longer.  I am wondering which conditioner would help stop the curling, any advice?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on January 03, 2012, 06:48:45 pm
If only my hair were that straight!!  Heck, once my hair grows another foot (length duh) it will only look an inch longer.  I am wondering which conditioner would help stop the curling, any advice?

A buck forty with no helmet will work temporarily SoP...  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 03, 2012, 06:52:00 pm

A buck forty with no helmet will work temporarily SoP...  ;D
I tried that back in my youth, all it did was create this funny bald spot I seem to have developed on the back of my head :-[
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on January 03, 2012, 07:00:26 pm
I tried that back in my youth, all it did was create this funny bald spot I seem to have developed on the back of my head :-[

 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 03, 2012, 07:57:31 pm
OK, since this is a thread about nothing at all how did my hair "situation"ome up?  If you thought my bald spot in the rear was funny, ya should see my receding hairline :o  I couldnt ride a bike without some kind of protective device on my head if I want to keep what little I have left on the front.  The combover is easy, I just cant seem to get the look I want when I comb everything to the front, can you say Cousin It?
Oh, BTW, it;s finally really dark out and it quit raining.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 03, 2012, 09:58:45 pm
You guys are just going to LOVE electricity! I am tellin' ya', it is good stuff and will push that nasty darkness away.... sorta' like KiPass but it has wires.

Brian

Just had my firxt cup of joe.  Still dark outside.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 03, 2012, 10:00:16 pm
The only state in the United States that has never had a foreign flag flown over it is Idaho.

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on January 03, 2012, 10:21:19 pm
I saw tonight on tv that a butterfly only lives for 14 days, and that they're really only active from noon to 2...  :o
 
No pressure to find some ladies before last call...  :-\
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 03, 2012, 10:31:57 pm
The only state in the United States that has never had a foreign flag flown over it is Idaho.

Brian
Well, not 'zactly, the arian nation has flown a certain nasty flag >:(  But it is true, they have never been ruled by a nation, well, do indians count?
Hey Brian, next time you speak with Kirby, will you ask his/her opinion on cats?   ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 04, 2012, 05:00:55 am

A buck forty with no helmet will work temporarily SoP...  ;D


I tried that back in my youth, all it did was create this funny bald spot I seem to have developed on the back of my head :-[


We're you sitting on the bike backwards?

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_aRxPMXDaDxs/S9BAZtRqtlI/AAAAAAAAALI/lm3-IInFqdQ/s1600/TheMullet.png)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 04, 2012, 05:06:40 am
OK, since this is a thread about nothing at all how did my hair "situation"ome up?  If you thought my bald spot in the rear was funny, ya should see my receding hairline :o  I couldnt ride a bike without some kind of protective device on my head if I want to keep what little I have left on the front.  The combover is easy, I just cant seem to get the look I want when I comb everything to the front, can you say Cousin It?
Oh, BTW, it;s finally really dark out and it quit raining.


Oh, a skullet, why didn't you say so?

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_xsXbR1QEGZI/SuQKFDkNdJI/AAAAAAAAF18/ERPboG-ywoo/s400/1skullet.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on January 04, 2012, 10:13:24 am
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 04, 2012, 10:27:54 am
What's so funny?  >:( ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on January 04, 2012, 10:40:02 am
Like looking in the mirror Jim?  :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on January 04, 2012, 10:42:44 am
When they were filming the movie "Christmas Story" in Cleveland, the call went out for extras, we were all at work and thought about going down and being in the movie since pretty much everyone who went down was given a part. We couldn't figure out how we were all going to just walk away from our jobs that day and go down, never did, oh well. BTW, my idiot brother-in-law the cop never went down either.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on January 04, 2012, 11:03:25 am
And another thing, you know, the piece "Hallelujah Chorus" is NOT a Christmas song, was never meant to be, its an Easter song. But, it fits and has become a tradition. And tradition goes that when the King first heard it, that he stood, therefore everyone else stood, so from then on, whenever the piece was played, everyone stood. Its a b**ch in a half to play though, but being in the band, we got to sit.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 04, 2012, 02:39:24 pm
It stopped raining long enough to start pouring.  I miss the rain :(
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Post by: stevewfl on January 04, 2012, 05:32:07 pm
Hitting freezing tonight in South FL  :o
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Post by: Excavator on January 04, 2012, 06:05:58 pm
Cover those tender fruits.  ;D
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Post by: B.D.F. on January 04, 2012, 06:51:03 pm
High tides occur at noontime and midnight on Tahiti, regardless of the position of the moon.

Brian
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Post by: stevewfl on January 05, 2012, 07:25:03 am
Hitting freezing tonight in South FL  :o

Cover those tender fruits.  ;D

Yeah people are panicking, and some taking pics of the frost on their cars. Incredible heh  :D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: sherob on January 05, 2012, 07:49:56 am
There was frost on my truck's windshield yesterday morning... so I rode my bike in.  Talk about lazy.  :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 05, 2012, 09:31:26 am
It's not raining out and I see some blue sky ;D  I think I'll have a donut with my coffee this morning.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 05, 2012, 09:38:38 am
Clear here but inside working.  Time for a cup of tea...  A tad early perhaps but what the heck.
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Post by: ManWorkinghere on January 05, 2012, 10:05:04 am
There was frost on my truck's windshield yesterday morning... so I rode my bike in.  Talk about lazy.  :o
Mix 3 parts vinegar with with 1 part water in a spray bottle before misting your truck's windshield the night before frost is expected.  The acetic acid in the vinegar will keep the frost from forming.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 09, 2012, 11:37:13 am
Snowing here but not sticking to the road.  My kind of snow.  It's 36 degrees....dropped from 38.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 09, 2012, 11:56:49 am
Overcast and 48 outside.  Puuuuuuuuuuuurfect riding weather.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 09, 2012, 12:54:57 pm
Snowing here but not sticking to the road.  My kind of snow.  It's 36 degrees....dropped from 38.

What's the dew point and wind chill?

See, if you had your own weather station you'd know all that.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 09, 2012, 01:29:01 pm
Maybe I know that and I'm just not telling you :P
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 09, 2012, 01:37:15 pm
Maybe I know that and I'm just not telling you :P

 :'(

That's mean.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 09, 2012, 01:44:00 pm
Ah, but you know better...  I don't have those measurements.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 09, 2012, 02:44:45 pm
What's the dew point and wind chill?

See, if you had your own weather station you'd know all that.
One thing for sure, 36 in that suit it's gotta be chilly dew say the least ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 09, 2012, 02:50:51 pm
At least it's stainless...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 09, 2012, 03:07:42 pm
At least it's stainless...

That's not what your wife said...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 09, 2012, 03:15:57 pm
That helmet and he wonders why he has a crick in his neck.  I wonder if the chainlink undergarments have pulled EVERY hair from his body?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 09, 2012, 03:24:47 pm
  I wonder if the chainlink undergarments have pulled EVERY hair from his body?

I wonder about a lot of things Chet, that's not one of them.  :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 09, 2012, 04:02:47 pm
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Kirby on January 12, 2012, 04:22:45 pm
A 'Camel hair' brush is really made from squirrel fur, not camel fur or hair. The name is a corruption of the German inventor's name, Keml.

I personally think it is just one more way in which the human keeps the squirrel down. Squirrel oppression has been going on for centuries….

Kirby
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 12, 2012, 04:36:57 pm
Only good squirrel is a .......  Brian, it seems you have a good squirrel.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Maille Man on January 12, 2012, 06:10:33 pm
I wonder if the chainlink undergarments have pulled EVERY hair from his body?


Just finished a new pair.  Gots to be well groomed to wear these.   ;D

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii78/cdharlach/Mail/2012-01-08_19-39-32_191.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on January 12, 2012, 06:15:58 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on January 12, 2012, 06:28:20 pm
Finished up a 10 month USMC project at work today; starting one for the Canuck military next week.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on January 12, 2012, 06:30:08 pm
Just finished a new pair.  Gots to be well groomed to wear these.   ;D

([url]http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii78/cdharlach/Mail/2012-01-08_19-39-32_191.jpg[/url])


OH MY GOD.  Hahahahahahahahahaha.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on January 12, 2012, 06:40:57 pm
OH MY GOD.  Hahahahahahahahahaha.
Standard protective wear for Nuke Squids... ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 12, 2012, 06:47:45 pm
Just finished a new pair.  Gots to be well groomed to wear these.   ;D

([url]http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii78/cdharlach/Mail/2012-01-08_19-39-32_191.jpg[/url])

Hand measured and fit, right?  For discerning knights everywhere ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on January 12, 2012, 06:53:23 pm
Standard protective wear for Nuke Squids... ;D

Oh God I hope not!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Maille Man on January 12, 2012, 06:59:29 pm
Hand measured and fit, right?  For discerning knights everywhere ;)

Of course.  The fitting (happening next weekend) is the best part.  Modeled pics is next best.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 12, 2012, 07:02:44 pm
Of course.  The fitting (happening next weekend) is the best part.  Modeled pics is next best.
I have a broken camera that would be PERFECT for the event :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Maille Man on January 12, 2012, 07:35:35 pm
I have a broken camera that would be PERFECT for the event :o

That would be perfect for the low light shots to show how well they glow in the dark (they glow blue).
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on January 13, 2012, 03:45:11 am
We expect pics of the photo shoot.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 13, 2012, 04:29:34 am
I hope you guys realize he's not talking about me.  I don't wear anything under the armour.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 13, 2012, 05:10:13 am
I hope you guys realize he's not talking about me.  I don't wear anything under the armour.

 :yikes:

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on January 13, 2012, 09:42:31 am
I hope you guys realize he's not talking about me.  I don't wear anything under the armour.

Ya right Sparky, that's why your avatar is only from the waist up, I think you're wearing em bro...  :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 13, 2012, 10:51:29 am

Ya right Sparky, that's why your avatar is only from the waist up, I think you're wearing em bro...  :)
See how he's quivering?  Maybe he has a few short ones caught in the links?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 13, 2012, 11:14:40 am
See how he's quivering?  Maybe he has a few short ones caught in the links?

 :rotflmao:

I'll tell you one thing, Ole Sparky would be handy to have around if you're ever caught outside in a thunderstorm. You may want to stand back a bit though.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 13, 2012, 12:05:27 pm
It's tea time again...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on January 13, 2012, 09:44:58 pm
I hope you guys realize he's not talking about me.  I don't wear anything under the armour.

You spell "armour" with a "u". Are you a Canuck? English? Your flag is a Scandinavian country, just not sure which....Danish?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 13, 2012, 10:50:35 pm
Scandinavian?  Are you out of your mind?  "Flag of England it is.", he says sipping the nightly wine.  And you, a Canadian, don't know this?  Danish?  Why I oughta....

The Danish flag, whilst having the same colours, is reversed from the English Flag.
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Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 14, 2012, 04:49:19 am
Scandinavian?  Are you out of your mind?  "Flag of England it is.", he says sipping the nightly wine.  And you, a Canadian, don't know this?  Danish?  Why I oughta....

The Danish flag, whilst having the same colours, is reversed from the English Flag.


I wasn't aware that the Danish had a red X in it?  :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on January 14, 2012, 12:20:03 pm
Shoulda googled it first! When I think of the English flag, I think Union Jack - which stopped using in the Trudeau years.!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 14, 2012, 01:26:36 pm
I wasn't aware that the Danish had a red X in it?  :o

It doesn't.  Neither flag has an 'x' in it.  They have a '+'.  It's a small difference, I agree, but it's significant to the respective locals.  For instance, the Scottish flag has a white 'x'.  Consider yourself schooled.. ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 14, 2012, 01:46:06 pm
It doesn't.  Neither flag has an 'x' in it.  They have a '+'.  It's a small difference, I agree, but it's significant to the respective locals.  For instance, the Scottish flag has a white 'x'.  Consider yourself schooled.. ;)


But Jim, it is a red X. The red X of broken link fame.

Maybe this is what you were after?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/83/Dannebrog.jpg/800px-Dannebrog.jpg.png)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 14, 2012, 03:27:13 pm
I don't see an x.  It's a white + albeit offset somewhat.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on January 14, 2012, 04:13:03 pm
See how he's quivering?  Maybe he has a few short ones caught in the links?

I thought he only had one short one?   :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on January 14, 2012, 04:26:50 pm
Mini, have you been peeking?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 14, 2012, 05:27:33 pm
 :yikes:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on January 15, 2012, 12:23:50 pm
Mini, have you been peeking?

Well, at first I was like:
 :yikes:
And then I was like:
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on January 15, 2012, 12:42:40 pm
clap! clap! clap!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 28, 2012, 07:04:35 am
Time to bump this one back to the forefront.  Can't believe it's gotten three pages back.

I'm sitting watching a computer screen following the progress of a software upgrade in Luray, VA.  The system is slow and I'm using DVDs as the media.  I'm watching a screen that's showing about 55% progress so far.  I've got a feeling I'll be here all day.  Sigh....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on January 28, 2012, 07:10:52 am
You don't have the screen saver dancing girls?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 28, 2012, 07:16:21 am
Time to bump this one back to the forefront.  Can't believe it's gotten three pages back.

I'm sitting watching a computer screen following the progress of a software upgrade in Luray, VA.  The system is slow and I'm using DVDs as the media.  I'm watching a screen that's showing about 55% progress so far.  I've got a feeling I'll be here all day.  Sigh....

As long as the progress meter doesn't start going backwards.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 28, 2012, 07:22:19 am
90% now.  What are you doing today?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 28, 2012, 07:36:59 am
90% now.  What are you doing today?

Moi?

Right at the moment I'm getting ready to change out my Comcast supplied rental cable modem (just went up to $7 per month) for a Motorola SURFboard SB6121 DOCSIS 3.0 modem. Gonna do a couple speed tests for a before and after comparison.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on January 28, 2012, 07:38:40 am
I don't know about you guys, but, I'll be riding today and tomorrow.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 28, 2012, 07:41:21 am
I don't know about you guys, but, I'll be riding today and tomorrow.

20 degrees here with a fresh 2" of snow last night, no riding in sight for me. A little more snow and I can get the sled out at least.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 28, 2012, 07:49:23 am
Moi?

Right at the moment I'm getting ready to change out my Comcast supplied rental cable modem (just went up to $7 per month) for a Motorola SURFboard SB6121 DOCSIS 3.0 modem. Gonna do a couple speed tests for a before and after comparison.

No, the guy next to you.  Make sure you update us with the results.  Can't wait to hear about the difference.  Really.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 28, 2012, 07:49:50 am
I don't know about you guys, but, I'll be riding today and tomorrow.

Sigh...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 28, 2012, 07:57:48 am
No, the guy next to you.  Make sure you update us with the results.  Can't wait to hear about the difference.  Really.

Will do, gonna call Comcast right now and get the new modem set-up on my system and then give 'er a go. Wish me luck.    :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 28, 2012, 07:58:58 am
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 28, 2012, 08:43:53 am
Ok Sparky, I'm back. Do I look faster?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 28, 2012, 08:50:59 am
You don't appear to be faster to me but I'm considered slow by my wife's standards.  How did your speed test go?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 28, 2012, 08:53:34 am
I somehow managed to speak with a knowledgeable tech rep from Comcast and the set-up of the new modem was painless. I tested the speed before and after from two different sites, running 5 tests at each site. The average download speed before was ~34 Mbps and ~6.3 Mbps up. The average download speed with the new modem is ~36 Mbps and ~6.2 Mbps up.

That's fast baby!

I bought this modem from Amazon and paid $85, so it'll take me a year to pay for it by not having to pay the $7 to Comcast.

The Motorola SURFboard SB6121 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem gets the Conrad seal of approval.    :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 28, 2012, 08:58:44 am
Doesn't seem that much different to me based on before and after unless I'm reading it wrong.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 28, 2012, 09:01:24 am
Nope, there's not that much difference, if any really. But I won't be paying Comcast for their modem any longer.

Check your speed here and tell me what you get.

http://speedtest.comcast.net/ (http://speedtest.comcast.net/)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 28, 2012, 09:07:03 am
32ms/4.07/.59   
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on January 28, 2012, 09:14:25 am
30 / 2.88 / .75 Not too bad for DSL.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 28, 2012, 09:17:12 am
Nope, those are all good speeds.

Jim, I know that you use Comcast right? Did you see your bill this month? They jacked the price up to $7 for their modem rental.

Time to go get some work done around this place.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 28, 2012, 09:24:17 am
Nope, those are all good speeds.

Jim, I know that you use Comcast right? Did you see your bill this month? They jacked the price up to $7 for their modem rental.

Time to go get some work done around this place.

I don't use Comcast.  I use MetroCast.  My daughter had Comcast and dumped it for Verizon Fios.  She couldn't stand the outages where she lives.  I have a Motorola modem (can't remember the model) and it's not rented either.  It's MetroCast's modem but somehow they forgot they owned it. :nuts:   Their loss is my gain.  I am having issues with it disconnecting at times so I have bought another but just haven't had time to get it installed.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on January 28, 2012, 09:24:54 am
No, the guy next to you. 

Don't you mean behind him Jim?  :-X   ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on January 28, 2012, 09:26:10 am
Ok Sparky, I'm back. Do I look faster?

Slow down C, I can barely keep up with your posts man!!  :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 28, 2012, 09:30:58 am
I'm in to the service pack installations now.  That will take the rest of the day...  sigh

I'm thinking martini tonight.  I had wine last night.  I try to mix it up a bit but not at the same time.  Bad juju to do that.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on January 28, 2012, 11:25:04 am
I learned once that you shouldn't drink red wine, white wine, beer and whiskey all within a 5 hour period unless you want to feel bad the next morning. I got to say though, the whiskey I drank was very good and real smooth, Forty Creek, ever hear of it? Its Canadian. Got it cheap at the border.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on January 28, 2012, 11:32:24 am
Liquor before beer never fear, beer before liquor never sicker, or something like that...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on January 28, 2012, 11:39:36 am
Yes, ZG, a military man once told me that. ;D I think it was the wines though.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on January 28, 2012, 11:42:30 am
Yes, ZG, a military man once told me that. ;D I think it was the wines though.

I remember my Grampa telling it too me when I was in like grade school or something, just always stuck in my head... Sound advice, thanks Gramps, miss ya!!  :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 28, 2012, 12:18:22 pm
32ms/4.07/.59
145ms/2.54/.70  I need to get a silver modem, the black is way to slow :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: GeeBeav on January 28, 2012, 10:32:53 pm
I have a back scratcher that looks like a little hand on a stick. It's pretty sweet.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 29, 2012, 06:27:55 am
No, the guy next to you. 


Don't you mean behind him Jim?  :-X   ;)

That's no man you goofs, that's my wife.    :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 29, 2012, 06:30:32 am
145ms/2.54/.70  I need to get a silver modem, the black is way to slow :o

I was a lil worried when I took the new modem out of the box and saw that it was black...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 29, 2012, 06:47:35 am
Probably thought it was for ZG as well.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 29, 2012, 07:27:13 am
That's no man you goofs, that's my wife.    :o

My profound apologies and I say that without any sarcasm or innuendo implied or inferred. :-[
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 29, 2012, 07:48:43 am
My profound apologies and I say that without any sarcasm or innuendo implied or inferred. :-[

No worries.    :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on January 29, 2012, 10:25:51 am
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on January 29, 2012, 07:38:33 pm
145ms/2.54/.70  I need to get a silver modem, the black is way to slow :o

Paint it red, that's worth 20 MB in itself.   ;)

Ping:  32ms
Download: 11.25 Mbps
Upload:  1.46Mbps
Guess that's alright?  All I know is that the ping is good, no idea what a good down/up speed is.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 29, 2012, 08:25:14 pm
Paint it red, that's worth 20 MB in itself.   ;)

Ping:  32ms
Download: 11.25 Mbps
Upload:  1.46Mbps
Guess that's alright?  All I know is that the ping is good, no idea what a good down/up speed is.
Red?  I may as well use the postal system ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on January 29, 2012, 08:33:54 pm
Red?  I may as well use the postal system ;D

 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on January 30, 2012, 11:04:39 am
Red?  I may as well use the postal system ;D


Hahahahahaha, nice!

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/46169922#null (http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/46169922#null)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on January 30, 2012, 01:46:14 pm
I was thinking last night at work, you know, some people just need to go away.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on January 30, 2012, 07:09:40 pm
I rode 185 miles yesterday.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on January 30, 2012, 10:54:13 pm
I'm about to go to bed at a house 75 miles from my house.  Came over to do some work on a buddies bike, gonna finish her up in the morning.

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 31, 2012, 04:47:00 am
I'm about to go to bed at a house 75 miles from my house.  Came over to do some work on a buddies bike, gonna finish her up in the morning.

What happened, you strip a bolt?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 31, 2012, 05:02:56 am
I didn't.. :'(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 31, 2012, 05:06:22 am
I didn't.. :'(

You didn't what?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 31, 2012, 05:13:43 am
I'm developing a bad habit of replying to things by assuming they're at the bottom of thread.  I blame it on this crack forum I'm addicted to...

I rode 185 miles yesterday.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 31, 2012, 05:21:58 am
I'm developing a bad habit of replying to things by assuming they're at the bottom of thread.  I blame it on this crack forum I'm addicted to...

Just say no Sparky.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 31, 2012, 05:29:04 am
I wish I could.  Maybe I need an intervention. 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on January 31, 2012, 06:15:48 pm
What happened, you strip a bolt?

How'd you know?

...Yes.  One of the screws on the left side carb was too tight, got an extracting bit and she came off in a jiffy.  I also swapped out the sparkplugs and changed the oil while we were at it. 

The main jet and pilot jet both were clogged up, and there was black crap all over the place that turned yellow and green and was dry if you broke it apart...  Jesus...  Never let a bike sit for 3 months without draining the float bowls... (He was if Afghanistan and on leave for a month, had a guy riding it for him ,then that guy stopped riding said bike.).
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on January 31, 2012, 07:32:10 pm
I wish I could.  Maybe I need an intervention.

Poke keeps telling me I need one too Sparky, so don't feel bad...
 
 :grouphug:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 31, 2012, 08:21:50 pm
My dog just farted.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on January 31, 2012, 09:04:48 pm
My dog just farted.

 :hitfan:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 31, 2012, 09:39:01 pm
Well, he did it again.  Time to put him to bed, the misses is asleep so no harm no foul :-X
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 01, 2012, 03:12:43 am
I don't know about that.  My dog was an Olympian in that sport where I'm just an amateur.  He could drive women to cry and small children to run away in his presence.  I miss that dog.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 01, 2012, 04:39:55 am
How'd you know?

...Yes.  One of the screws on the left side carb was too tight, got an extracting bit and she came off in a jiffy.  I also swapped out the sparkplugs and changed the oil while we were at it. 

The main jet and pilot jet both were clogged up, and there was black crap all over the place that turned yellow and green and was dry if you broke it apart...  Jesus...  Never let a bike sit for 3 months without draining the float bowls... (He was if Afghanistan and on leave for a month, had a guy riding it for him ,then that guy stopped riding said bike.).

Seems to be a lot of that going around.   
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 01, 2012, 04:41:59 am
My dog just farted.

Sure, blame it on the dog!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on February 01, 2012, 08:39:20 am
Seems to be a lot of that going around.

Luckily when they redesigned the 250 in 2008, they used the same carbs as the 88-2007 models.  So the carbs are the same.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on February 02, 2012, 07:23:32 am
Right around when I was 12 or 13 I discovered the base line of songs. One of those first songs that really struck home was "Aquarious/Let the Sun Shine in" by the 5th Dimension. Another was Three Dog Night's "Black and White". Listen to those songs especially the second half of the 5th Dimension song and see what I mean.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on February 02, 2012, 02:16:33 pm
It was 38º on my ride in to work today.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on February 02, 2012, 03:10:09 pm
It was 38º on my ride in to work today.

33 on my ride in this morning, now it's blue sky and 50, beautiful out!  8)
 
And I'm stuck inside working...  :(   :banghead:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 02, 2012, 04:49:39 pm
Have a cookie.  You'll feel better.

I went to BJ's club last night to buy disposable shavers.  I looked at their three blade brand and then at Schick.  Schick had the made in USA brand.  BJ's brand had just a distributed by sentence.  I know when I see that it's a made in China deal.  Same number of shavers as Schick.  Schick was 10 dollars higher.  I went with Schick.  Used one of them this morning and it was superb gliding over my three day stubble (work out of the house so I don't handsome up every day).
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on February 02, 2012, 08:21:37 pm
Bought a new mattress today. The old one was only a year old, but didn't work for me. I put the old one on CL for free and had four replies within 30 minutes. Free really works. If I asked a hundred bucks for it (paid $900.00) it would never go.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on February 02, 2012, 09:15:34 pm
Mmmm... cookie.  :P
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 05, 2012, 03:28:18 pm
Drinking Scotch and tonic waiting for the Superbowl to start...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on February 05, 2012, 06:25:30 pm
208 miles of riding today over in Pensylvania.  :)
 
I really envy you guys that can ignore the bike's need to be ridden, and just put them away during the cold months.  ::)
 
Edit to add pic:
(http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac179/polarbear638/pb13/SDC11305.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on February 05, 2012, 11:07:55 pm
I won $20 on the superbowl.  Hah.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 09, 2012, 05:21:45 am
Driving to a client the other day on 301 south through Camp AP Hill in VA..  I saw a very large eagle flying above the left hand lane about 2/3 up to the top of the tree line.  As I passed by and under it I said to myself "This is going to be a wonderful day!".  The sky was blue as well.  Also, thought the eagle should have been in the right hand lane flying as slow as it was, but I think it was cruising for an easy snack (dead deer).
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 09, 2012, 08:51:05 am
Jim's mention of the eagle reminded me of something that happened last year. My brother, my wife, and I took a week long vacation in snowmobile country up in northern Wisconsin. This was in January. We were out on a great groomed trail, my brother in the lead, me next, and my wife last. The trail was lined by trees and it was almost like being in a tunnel becasue of the way the trees hung over the trail, it was beautiful. All of a sudden a bald eagle flew up from behind me and started pacing my brother. The eagle was flying ~3 feet above my bro's head and matched his speed. The eagle did this for 10 mins or so. It was amazing to watch and my bro didn't even know that he was there! All of a sudden the eagle accelerated, pulled up, and landed in one of the trees. My bro saw him at that point but had no idea that the eagle was right above him for so long.
 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 09, 2012, 02:58:57 pm
I'm into the Sangria now....all is well.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 09, 2012, 02:59:51 pm
I won $20 on the superbowl.  Hah.

Congratulations!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on February 09, 2012, 09:09:49 pm
I got a new bed last week. One of those Plasma beds. My back is way better, though not 100%. My wife's back is about 100% now. I sleep better. I better for $2500.00!!!! I'm in the wrong business.....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on February 09, 2012, 09:15:27 pm
([url]http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac179/polarbear638/pb13/SDC11305.jpg[/url])

 
Very nice CS!!  8) :thumbs: 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 10, 2012, 04:10:31 am
Never heard of a Plasma bed.  Is it like an LCD bed?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on February 10, 2012, 09:30:37 am
Never heard of a Plasma bed.  Is it like an LCD bed?

Could be just really, really hot.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on February 10, 2012, 09:46:06 am
I think it leaves him with a tingly feeling :D  I hear that is what they are calling them coin operated beds in some roadside hotels ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on February 10, 2012, 06:15:41 pm
Never heard of a Plasma bed.  Is it like an LCD bed?

It's like a memory foam bed only better. You know, an LED bed.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 12, 2012, 05:12:31 pm
Saw an eagle in an unexpected place today coming up i95 south of Richmond.  It was just south of the 288 interchange.  Very industrial area.  Strange to see one there.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: SteveJ. on February 12, 2012, 05:33:49 pm
Jim's mention of the eagle reminded me of something that happened last year. My brother, my wife, and I took a week long vacation in snowmobile country up in northern Wisconsin. This was in January. We were out on a great groomed trail, my brother in the lead, me next, and my wife last. The trail was lined by trees and it was almost like being in a tunnel becasue of the way the trees hung over the trail, it was beautiful. All of a sudden a bald eagle flew up from behind me and started pacing my brother. The eagle was flying ~3 feet above my bro's head and matched his speed. The eagle did this for 10 mins or so. It was amazing to watch and my bro didn't even know that he was there! All of a sudden the eagle accelerated, pulled up, and landed in one of the trees. My bro saw him at that point but had no idea that the eagle was right above him for so long.

I do miss those trails up there... :(

Sledding is fun, no doubt.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 13, 2012, 04:30:28 am
I do miss those trails up there... :(

Sledding is fun, no doubt.

Yep, it sure is! We've only been able to get out once this year so far. Locally we've not had that much snow, only the one time is it.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on February 21, 2012, 10:38:44 am
Around when I was learning about baselines of songs, I found that if the bass played the same thing as the lead guitar only an octave lower, it made for a powerful song. WHOA!
"Love Stinks"- J. Geils
"Smoke on the Water" Deep Puple
"Back in Black" AC/DC
"I Love Rock & Roll" Joan Jett

This technique isn't new at all
"In the Mood" Glenn Miller Orchestra

Then I learned some bands did't even have a bass player!

Doors
Rush
 Then some songs even featured the bass
"Oya Como Va" Santana
"Bennie and the Jetts" Elton John

When I'd go to church, I'd listen to all the parts of the song when the organ played and pick them out, I wasn't much of a singer but could hum the part exactly in tune,strange huh?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on February 21, 2012, 09:54:02 pm
Around when I was learning about baselines of songs, I found that if the bass played the same thing as the lead guitar only an octave lower, it made for a powerful song. WHOA!
"Love Stinks"- J. Geils
"Smoke on the Water" Deep Puple
"Back in Black" AC/DC
"I Love Rock & Roll" Joan Jett

This technique isn't new at all
"In the Mood" Glenn Miller Orchestra

Then I learned some bands did't even have a bass player!

Doors
Rush
 Then some songs even featured the bass
"Oya Como Va" Santana
"Bennie and the Jetts" Elton John

When I'd go to church, I'd listen to all the parts of the song when the organ played and pick them out, I wasn't much of a singer but could hum the part exactly in tune,strange huh?

I would have sworn Getty Lee plays the bass in Rush........
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on February 23, 2012, 11:38:08 am
Then after awhile, like in high school, 1975-79, I heard jazz and improvisation, and I thought, well, thats silly, they just play anything, anybody could do that right? WRONG. You just can't play anything. I learned you have to play in the same key that everyone else is in or it will just sound like, well, anything and wrong. If you play anything as long as its in the same key as everyone else, then it sounds great, but its REALLY difficult, for me it was at least.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on February 23, 2012, 02:32:47 pm
I've been riding to work all week; it's nice out.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 23, 2012, 02:59:08 pm
4 to 8 inches of heavy wet snow predicted for tonight into tomorrow morn, along with the possibility of thundersnow. I may be playing hooky form work tomorrow and taking the snowmobiles out.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on February 23, 2012, 06:45:04 pm
70 today at the south end of the state.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 24, 2012, 04:41:58 am
Wah Wooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Snow day baby! 8 inches of heavy wet snow and it's still coming down. The schools are closed and I'm staying home and getting some sled time in. Oh yeah!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on February 24, 2012, 08:00:39 am
Talking snow Sunday.  Good thing the Daytona 500 is on and even better that I have the generator full of gas ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on February 26, 2012, 01:47:19 pm
Blue skies and 30 degrees to clouds, snow, and 41 degrees.  And to top things off rain delay at the Daytona 500 >:(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on February 27, 2012, 10:49:49 am
I missed the Dallas Supercross this year.  I'm used to it being in late March/early April...

I went online to look for tickets and then I realized it was that weekend and I had a full schedule...   :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 04, 2012, 08:42:29 pm
What an odd winter, I mowed the grass today for the first time this year and bbq'd some chicken on the grill tonight, beautiful sunny day in the upper 50's, just watched the news and they said snow tomorrow night...
 :o
 
Freakin PNW...  :-\
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 04, 2012, 08:52:45 pm
Snow!! OMG I better fill the cans with gas and buy some supplies for the blizzard ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on March 04, 2012, 08:56:57 pm
It got down to 68 in Tampa today and people FREEKED.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 04, 2012, 08:58:13 pm
Might be your last chance to get the sled out SoP... (http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/smiley_dunno.gif)
 
They said (at least for Portland) it would only be during the night and melt quick Tuesday when the sun comes up.  :'(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 04, 2012, 08:59:37 pm
It got down to 68 in Tampa today and people FREEKED.

 :battle:
 
Hate you bro...  ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 04, 2012, 09:10:47 pm
Yep, mid 50's today, down to a t shirt on the excavator, popped a 3 1/2 foot stump out, big stumps, clay, and lots of moisture make for hard work.  Ran low on fuel, sucked some crap into the fitting just before the fuel filter, so she wouldnt bleed.  Almost killed the battery, buddy drug out the extension cords, charger, and then I found the problem ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 04, 2012, 09:25:17 pm
Hey SoP, how far are you from Lawrence Lake (its around Mt Rainier)? I have a buddy that has a cabin there and I'm looking to maybe be up there over spring break, if the weather isn't total crap I'm gonna take the Connie...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 04, 2012, 10:52:51 pm
I'm about an hour away, awesome ride so I may be able to get an arm twisted :D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 04, 2012, 10:56:34 pm
Nice! I'll ping you as it gets closer bro, I was actually thinking come to your fishing pond while in the area bro, not you to his... but either is good! 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 04, 2012, 11:04:15 pm
We could meet up and I'll lead ya here!!

PS:  King likes to use black rims as a depository :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on March 06, 2012, 12:29:21 pm
When I was playing music, I could never really sightread, but, based on what I could do in the way of mimmicing, if I heard it once, I could usually play it, well, then its not really sightreading is it? But most guys I knew played too straight, by the book, playing exactly what was written, not able to "swing" or inflect style or play what the writer wanted played or how it was played by others. I could never sit down and write out what I heard, but given sheet music and hearing it, I found I could play it no problem the way it was meant to be played.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Uglydog56 on March 12, 2012, 01:24:57 pm
Muppet Show - Mahna Mahna...m HD 720p bacco... Original! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N_tupPBtWQ#ws)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 12, 2012, 02:55:55 pm
Big wind storm here today, power has been out for about an hour now... Thank goodness for my Blackberry!
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Post by: MrPepsi on March 12, 2012, 03:22:14 pm
Cell sites can only stay powered on for so long.
DAMHIK
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 12, 2012, 03:45:43 pm
Big wind storm here today, power has been out for about an hour now... Thank goodness for my Blackberry!

I hope that the beer isn't getting warm?  We can't have that, you know what has to be done right?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 12, 2012, 03:50:42 pm
I hope that the beer isn't getting warm?  We can't have that, you know what has to be done right?

 :rotflmao: :chugbeer: :thumbs:
 
Powers back up now so all is good, I was just about to fill up the sink with ice for my beers like I do in hotel rooms when traveling...  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on March 12, 2012, 09:41:35 pm
Power went out at work today also. The whole complex cleared out because they all need power for machinery. Not me....I got to stay at work! Dang! Computer went down 4 times. Finally gave up and did other stuff.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 13, 2012, 04:54:23 am
My building has a HUGE diesel generator in the sub-basement. The power never goes out.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on March 13, 2012, 09:28:50 pm
My building has a HUGE diesel generator in the sub-basement. The power never goes out.

You must be government. Or maybe just someone important. ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on March 14, 2012, 04:00:27 am
He is someone important.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 14, 2012, 04:33:59 am
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 14, 2012, 04:46:38 am
You must be government. Or maybe just someone important. ;D

Why yes, yes I am.     8)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 14, 2012, 04:52:51 am
JOHNNY RIVERS - Secret Agent Man 1966 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iaR3WO71j4#)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 14, 2012, 04:57:30 am
Zip it Jimmah. Otherwise I'll have a black helicopter sent to dispatch you.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 14, 2012, 05:10:18 am
Or a big white balloon like ball.....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 14, 2012, 05:14:26 am
#6, you will be assimilated, resistance is futile.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 14, 2012, 05:19:30 am
I know, it's in my sig line....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 14, 2012, 09:56:44 am
Zip it Jimmah. Otherwise I'll have a black helicopter sent to dispatch you.

The black helicopters are much faster than the silver ones...  :stirpot:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 14, 2012, 10:02:48 am
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 14, 2012, 10:46:05 am
Sigh...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 14, 2012, 11:22:28 am
Sigh...

sigh nothing... look out the window!  :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 14, 2012, 12:50:10 pm
I am and it's beautiful in VA at about 80 degrees.  I'm riding today....  And I'm close to helicopters of all sorts here at AP Hill which is just down the street.  Actually saw an Apache following 301.  Scared the you know what out of me. 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 14, 2012, 01:15:37 pm
I am and it's beautiful in VA at about 80 degrees.  I'm riding today....  And I'm close to helicopters of all sorts here at AP Hill which is just down the street.  Actually saw an Apache following 301.  Scared the you know what out of me.

It sounds like we're having the same beautiful weather Jim. We've smashed the record high temp for today of 74, set back in '95. It's 80 now. More of the same for the rest of the week.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 14, 2012, 01:36:28 pm
I am and it's beautiful in VA at about 80 degrees.  I'm riding today....  And I'm close to helicopters of all sorts here at AP Hill which is just down the street.  Actually saw an Apache following 301.  Scared the you know what out of me. 

 
It sounds like we're having the same beautiful weather Jim. We've smashed the record high temp for today of 74, set back in '95. It's 80 now. More of the same for the rest of the week.

 
(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/mad.gif)
 
Snowed here yesterday morning and today is a cold wet windy upper 30's...  :'(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 14, 2012, 01:38:41 pm
 
([url]http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/mad.gif[/url])
 
Snowed here yesterday morning and today is a cold wet windy upper 30's...  :'(


You poor thing, did you have to get the snow blower out?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 14, 2012, 01:40:56 pm
You poor thing, did you have to get the snow blower out?

 
My wife? (http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/confused1.gif) (http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/idea.gif) (http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/smiley_dunno.gif)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 14, 2012, 01:42:54 pm
You poor thing, did you have to get the snow blower out?



My wife? ([url]http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/confused1.gif[/url]) ([url]http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/idea.gif[/url]) ([url]http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/smiley_dunno.gif[/url])


 :-X
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on March 14, 2012, 02:02:02 pm
Speaking of blowing snow, nah... I'll save you all from that thread.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 14, 2012, 05:08:32 pm
I have been reduced to drinking the last Miller Chill.  There is no beer left in the fridge and it's been there for at least a couple of years.  I don't feel like going out to buy real beer so it's this crap.  And believe me when I say this....it's crap.  But it is fizzy and cool.  Don't like green bottles, like brown bottles.  Another strike against it.  But once it's gone in a few minutes, then that will be it for it.  I think my wife bought this as a chick drink.  Aaaargh!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 14, 2012, 05:11:11 pm
I have been reduced to drinking the last Miller Chill.  There is no beer left in the fridge and it's been there for at least a couple of years.  I don't feel like going out to buy real beer so it's this crap.  And believe me when I say this....it's crap.  But it is fizzy and cool.  Don't like green bottles, like brown bottles.  Another strike against it.  But once it's gone in a few minutes, then that will be it for it.  I think my wife bought this as a chick drink.  Aaaargh!

 :o   :doublepuke:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 15, 2012, 04:32:19 am
Miller Chill? Oh Sparky, what are we gonna do with you?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 15, 2012, 04:32:54 am
Totally ashamed.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 15, 2012, 04:43:22 am
Totally ashamed.

It's bad enough that you drank that stuff but then to come out and admit it in front of the whole world?    :o

I'll stock some of that for your visit.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 15, 2012, 05:03:41 am
Aaaargh, a fate worse than death....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on March 15, 2012, 05:44:42 am
Hi My name is VirginiaJim and I drank last night. It was a Miller Chill.

HI Jim, welcome to the meeting.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 15, 2012, 06:30:37 am
Thank you!  I'm remedying that situation today.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on March 15, 2012, 08:06:25 am
A thread about nothing should at least include a pic of eye and feet protection  ;)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/LR%20700/SRW_3156-Edit-Edit.jpg)

And Camille is modelling the Converse shoes, and also sporting some major wiminz leg protection

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/LR%20700/SRW_3054-Edit-Edit.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 15, 2012, 08:28:56 am
Tell Camille that her fashion sense seems to be a bit lacking.    :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on March 15, 2012, 08:36:12 am
Tell Camille that her fashion sense seems to be a bit lacking.    :o

She had on super-high heels, except for that water bank shot. And I wasn't supposed to shoot the shoes then, that was a silly out take pic =)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 15, 2012, 09:30:50 am
It's raining (still).
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 15, 2012, 10:06:23 am
It's raining (still).

+1...  :'(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on March 15, 2012, 01:03:41 pm
sunny in FL, c'mon down (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 15, 2012, 01:17:49 pm
Sunny and 76 beautiful degrees here.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 15, 2012, 01:37:40 pm
Daily car and bikewash continues.  At least it's a warmer rain today, high of 49 ;D  Liquid sunshine ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on March 15, 2012, 01:45:48 pm
The word sabot is French in origin and refers to a small wooden shoe, typically worn by peasants (not pheasants which normally do not wear shoes). As the story goes, this is the root for the word sabotage, meaning to jam up 'the works' (a machine) by sticking a shoe in there.

Now if that really was the case, don't you think the facility manager (whatever they were called back in 18th century France) would just look around the broken machine for the worker standing there with only one show?

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on March 15, 2012, 01:49:34 pm
Must of been union.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on March 15, 2012, 01:50:24 pm
Must of been union.

^^^that
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 15, 2012, 01:59:44 pm
The word sabot is French in origin and refers to a small wooden shoe, typically worn by peasants (not pheasants which normally do not wear shoes). As the story goes, this is the root for the word sabotage, meaning to jam up 'the works' (a machine) by sticking a shoe in there.

Now if that really was the case, don't you think the facility manager (whatever they were called back in 18th century France) would just look around the broken machine for the worker standing there with only one show?

Brian

They could have planed ahead and brought in an extra shoe? Maybe even found a shoe on the side of the road on the way into work? You know how you always see one shoe on the side of the road, never two, just the one.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 15, 2012, 02:49:24 pm
The word sabot is French in origin and refers to a small wooden shoe, typically worn by peasants (not pheasants which normally do not wear shoes). As the story goes, this is the root for the word sabotage, meaning to jam up 'the works' (a machine) by sticking a shoe in there.

Now if that really was the case, don't you think the facility manager (whatever they were called back in 18th century France) would just look around the broken machine for the worker standing there with only one show?

Brian
Good thing you didn't call it a "Clog", it could easily be mistaken for COG, creating an even bigger divide ;D

I prefer the Weapon version of sabot, I hat new shoes, much less a piece of wood carved out to fit my foot ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on March 15, 2012, 03:04:31 pm
Now that you mention it, I HAVE noticed that (one shoe on the side of the road). Plus, factories are almost always located on the sides of roads. Add to that the fact that when you see people walking, they too are almost always on the side of the road! It is becoming clear now, the whole thing is a gigantic French conspiracy! An evil plot to build factories and then have them all clogged with.... well, clogs! The root of the conspiracy is the wide spread use of roads.

Speaking of things French: I always liked the story about Napoleon wanting large shade trees lining all the avenues of France so his Grand Armee did not have to march in the hot sun. The response was something like- but General, it will take 20 years to grow trees that large. To which Napoleon responded: Yes, yes, that is why we must start right away!

Brian


They could have planed ahead and brought in an extra shoe? Maybe even found a shoe on the side of the road on the way into work? You know how you always see one shoe on the side of the road, never two, just the one.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: jim_de_hunter on March 15, 2012, 07:09:29 pm
Got a flyer at work that a local university is looking for papers on "Statistics is Sports".  I developed a hypothesis about Runs vs. Hits vs. Errors (that's baseball) a few years ago.  Might be the time to dust it off and think it through a little more.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on March 15, 2012, 09:04:24 pm
Now that you mention it, I HAVE noticed that (one shoe on the side of the road). Plus, factories are almost always located on the sides of roads. Add to that the fact that when you see people walking, they too are almost always on the side of the road! It is becoming clear now, the whole thing is a gigantic French conspiracy! An evil plot to build factories and then have them all clogged with.... well, clogs! The root of the conspiracy is the wide spread use of roads.

Speaking of things French: I always liked the story about Napoleon wanting large shade trees lining all the avenues of France so his Grand Armee did not have to march in the hot sun. The response was something like- but General, it will take 20 years to grow trees that large. To which Napoleon responded: Yes, yes, that is why we must start right away!

Brian

Doesn't take them long to produce white flags though =)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on March 15, 2012, 09:06:32 pm
Hit triple digits on the bike today
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 16, 2012, 05:01:20 am
Got a flyer at work that a local university is looking for papers on "Statistics is Sports".  I developed a hypothesis about Runs vs. Hits vs. Errors (that's baseball) a few years ago.  Might be the time to dust it off and think it through a little more.

How about the Cliff Notes version right quick?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: jim_de_hunter on March 16, 2012, 06:15:02 pm
How about the Cliff Notes version right quick?

When I look at the baseball box scores it seems as if the winning team always has at least half as many runs as it does the sum of its hits and the opponents errors and the losing team always has less than half as many runs as the sum of its hits and the opponents errors.  So if a team is not producing a run for every two hits, it's not going to win the ballgame.  Bases on balls give a team the opportunity to add to its run total without affecting its number of hits and double plays take away a hit without producing a run.  There's also a pitcher giving up no hits early in the game but losing game because the opponent scores on a 3 run homer after a couple of walks.

If I can find game numbers, I want to use statistics to see if the hypotheses hold and I can predict winners and losers of ball games.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on March 17, 2012, 07:56:57 pm
Picked up new vanity, toilet, fixtures, paint, etc  from Lowes (Teressa remodeling my 2nd bathroom as I type), Ordered a Westshore Pizza, great Saturday night indeed. Although I may owe her a dinner next weekend.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 18, 2012, 07:21:34 am
That's funny Steve! I picked up a new toilet from Lowes yesterday too. The Superflush 3000! I'm kidding, it's not called that but I made my wife LOL when I said it.

This toilet can flush 24 golf balls at once! 

Toilet Flushing Demo: Champion 4 Right Height Elongated Toilet - Golf balls, cat litter, and more (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tf7Ju9NBdk#)

Gotta install it today.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 18, 2012, 07:59:41 am
That's funny Steve! I picked up a new toilet from Lowes yesterday too. The Superflush 3000! I'm kidding, it's not called that but I made my wife LOL when I said it.

This toilet can flush 24 golf balls at once! 

Toilet Flushing Demo: Champion 4 Right Height Elongated Toilet - Golf balls, cat litter, and more ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tf7Ju9NBdk#[/url])

Gotta install it today.

But, could it flush a Chuck Norris sized log? ::)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 18, 2012, 08:15:32 am
But, could it flush a Chuck Norris sized log? ::)

No way! You know the Redwood forests right? Nuf said.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: jim_de_hunter on March 18, 2012, 12:21:58 pm
But, could it flush a Chuck Norris sized log? ::)

Chuck Norris doesn't flush.  He scares the sh!t out of it.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: jim_de_hunter on March 18, 2012, 12:23:44 pm
When I look at the baseball box scores it seems as if the winning team always has at least half as many runs as it does the sum of its hits and the opponents errors and the losing team always has less than half as many runs as the sum of its hits and the opponents errors.  So if a team is not producing a run for every two hits, it's not going to win the ballgame.  Bases on balls give a team the opportunity to add to its run total without affecting its number of hits and double plays take away a hit without producing a run.  There's also a pitcher giving up no hits early in the game but losing game because the opponent scores on a 3 run homer after a couple of walks.

If I can find game numbers, I want to use statistics to see if the hypotheses hold and I can predict winners and losers of ball games.

Did the research.  No one has done a paper on this.  Found the data set free on the web.  This week I'll write the abstract and submit.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 19, 2012, 04:37:50 am
Did the research.  No one has done a paper on this.  Found the data set free on the web.  This week I'll write the abstract and submit.

Good luck Jim.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 19, 2012, 04:42:42 am
I had planed on installing the Superflush 3000 yesterday, as I mentioned above. It was SO nice outside and my wife said that maybe we should take a bike ride instead of working, then when we get back maybe have a couple of drinks and fool around.

She's a keeper that one is.    :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on March 20, 2012, 07:40:07 am
top~
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 20, 2012, 09:37:23 am
On my daily commute I drive past a Christian Academy school, nice place with great landscaping.

It never fails that someone pulling out of this place will pull RIGHT OUT in front of me, causing me to brake hard. I'm talking EVERY FREAKIN TIME! I even flash my brights and give the bike a lil weave, making sure that they see me. It doesn't make any difference.

That's very un-Christian like wouldn't you say? I would hope that the kids attending this school are learning a better lesson than the parents. Maybe these 'Christians' feel that they have the right-of-way?

Hypocrites!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on March 20, 2012, 09:38:08 am
The flash is their OK to go signal.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 20, 2012, 09:49:30 am
The flash is their OK to go signal.

I didn't start out flasing 'em. I just thought I'd try it to see what happens. They pull out in front of me even when I'm in the cage.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on March 20, 2012, 10:43:14 am
Do you see someone on some sort of two way radio, signaling them that they see you coming?
I think its a conspiracy.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 20, 2012, 10:52:43 am
Now that you mention it, I have noticed someone behind a bush near the entrance to the school. No radio but I think they're using hand signals.

I'll give em a hand signal of my own next time, see how they react to that.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on March 20, 2012, 10:56:55 am
:O grassy knoll?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 20, 2012, 12:29:17 pm
You know, until today I always thought that only guys were stupid enough to wear their pants with the belt line lower than their butts.

I now stand corrected.

Unfortunately you can't unsee something like that.    :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on March 20, 2012, 01:22:04 pm
Oh yeah, terrible picture.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VYDmt9gwoeM/TaR_nOKUGOI/AAAAAAAAAGU/VwOZY3OJNeM/s1600/women+low+rise+%252C+low+waist+jeans+fashion922d.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on March 20, 2012, 01:24:15 pm
Another terrible example.
(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00664/wbikinipic_664860c.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 20, 2012, 01:29:39 pm
Brent Brent Brent, I would have absolutely NO problems in looking at such a fine looking woman as you've shown in your pic. Even though her belt line is NOT below her butt, even if it was, I wouldn't have any issues.

The problem that I had was that this woman prolly tipped the scales to the tune of at least 230 lbs and she was VERY masculine, if you know what I mean? Not that there's anything wrong with that mind you.

On the plus side, with her pants hanging so low, there wasn't a muffin top in site.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 20, 2012, 01:31:59 pm
I'd love to show you a pic similar to what I saw at lunch time, but I won't subject you to such punishment. Besides, I'd have to look at the pics in order to post them and I really don't want to see something like that ever again!   :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 20, 2012, 02:47:52 pm
I'd love to show you a pic similar to what I saw at lunch time, but I won't subject you to such punishment. Besides, I'd have to look at the pics in order to post them and I really don't want to see something like that ever again!   :o

Thanks for your good judgement as I just finished lunch C...
 
 :doublepuke:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 22, 2012, 08:31:28 am
I just found out that I'm getting a 3% pay increase at the end of the month and it's retroactive to the first of the year. Sweet!    8)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: snarf on March 22, 2012, 08:41:25 am
I just found out that I'm getting a 3% pay increase at the end of the month and it's retroactive to the first of the year. Sweet!    8)
You lucky SOB. I havent had a pay raise in six F'n years. I'm thinking about tell'n em to go pound sand.
I can always fall back on Lillie Fabrication and Powder-coating. Work is really picking up at that place. For some strange reason my wife makes more money at said company and does less work  :-\ :-\
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 22, 2012, 09:26:14 am
(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/wtf.gif)
 
Ok, it's March 22nd and next week is spring break, so why did I wake up to 3 inches of snow this monring in the PNW??  :o  (http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/confused1.gif)
 
What a weird weather year... (http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/mad.gif)
 
 
(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG00912-20120322-0810.jpg)
 
 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 22, 2012, 09:34:53 am
That's a shame J! We've been setting records daily for high temps around here. I work for a university and since the weathers been so nice, the scenery around campus has improved considerably! I'm not talking about the plants either.   

Thank the good Lord that short shorts are back in!    :P
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 22, 2012, 10:35:46 am
Yep, it sucks C, so much for picking my Connie up from the shop today, guess I'll have to wait until tomorrow, I miss having her at home...  :'(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 22, 2012, 10:44:48 am
Yep, it sucks C, so much for picking my Connie up from the shop today, guess I'll have to wait until tomorrow, I miss having her at home...  :'(

Whacha having done now J?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 22, 2012, 11:41:00 am
Whacha having done now J?

Smoke color braided F&R brake and clutch lines with black banjo's and black banjo bolts...  8) ;D
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Post by: Conrad on March 22, 2012, 11:48:56 am

Smoke color braided F&R brake and clutch lines with black banjo's and black banjo bolts...  8) ;D

More black parts? That bike is still too fast for ya eh?
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Post by: ZG on March 22, 2012, 12:23:36 pm
More black parts? That bike is still too fast for ya eh?

 :battle:
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Post by: Conrad on March 22, 2012, 12:30:57 pm
 :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 22, 2012, 08:45:03 pm
Looks like Jay lives in a black and white world ;) Yep weird weather, we're the reason they changed it from global warming to climate change, don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes and it will change.  I think/hope that I will ride in tomorow, first dry day in quite some time and as I haven't done much in the way of street riding I didn't want to hit the I5 in less then ideal condition.  Dern batt was dead, I now know what them fair weather riders go through every year ;D
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Post by: ZG on March 22, 2012, 09:07:17 pm
Looks like Jay lives in a black and white world ;) Yep weird weather, we're the reason they changed it from global warming to climate change, don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes and it will change.  I think/hope that I will ride in tomorow, first dry day in quite some time and as I haven't done much in the way of street riding I didn't want to hit the I5 in less then ideal condition.  Dern batt was dead, I now know what them fair weather riders go through every year ;D

Too true Chet, 12 hours later and all the snow is now all gone, the roads are even dry now too!  :o
 
Friday and Saturday are both supposed to be dry here and temps about 60!  :o  Odd weather indeed...  :-\
 
Well since my Connie is now going to have to spend the weekend up at the shop (since I now heard this afternoon my new lines wont arrive until mid next week...  :'( ), looks like I get to show some love to my Gixxer the next couple days!  :)
 
It's nice to have options...  ;D   :thumbs:
 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 22, 2012, 09:11:53 pm
Did they make black Gixxers, or is it sprayed with bed liner? ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: ZG on March 22, 2012, 09:13:26 pm
When it comes to Gixxers everyone who rides them knows the blue&white ones are the fastest!!  8)
 
(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/yosh1.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 22, 2012, 09:14:34 pm
When it comes to Gixxers everyone who rides them knows the blue&white ones are the fastest!!  8)
Isn't that kinda like Silverdammit? :o
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Post by: ZG on March 22, 2012, 09:22:27 pm
Isn't that kinda like Silverdammit? :o

 :yikes:
 
How so? It's not slow...  ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 22, 2012, 09:46:30 pm
What color do you get when you mix white and blue?  Almost Neutron Silver?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 22, 2012, 09:55:18 pm
 :battle:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 22, 2012, 10:05:52 pm
:battle:
Hey, he's using a Silver chair ;D ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 22, 2012, 10:33:23 pm
Hey, he's using a Silver chair ;D ;D

At least silver is good for something...  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 23, 2012, 06:22:13 am
C'mon Chet! You walked right into that one.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 23, 2012, 06:30:35 am
Knocked me out :o  Freezing fog this AM, no ride for me >:(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on March 23, 2012, 07:07:00 am
TGIF

A group of fast Tampa lady sport bike chics hired me for a photo shoot that is happening tomorrow....    things are going well heh if anyone is in historic YBOR City neighborhood partying around 4 PM you should be seeing us =)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: alexx45 on March 23, 2012, 07:53:15 am
Most impressive gig steve. Most impressive indeed.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 23, 2012, 09:38:51 am
Knocked me out :o  Freezing fog this AM, no ride for me >:(

Freezing fog here too this morning...  :'( 
 
I had the Gixxer all ready to ride into work but had to drive the truck.  :banghead:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on March 23, 2012, 10:22:37 am

Freezing fog here too this morning...  :'( 
 
I had the Gixxer all ready to ride into work but had to drive the truck.  :banghead:

Gotta love that 7mpg  :o

I will work at home until it is warm enough to get on the bike. I need to test out my new bar risers and cup holder  :P
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 23, 2012, 10:24:18 am
Gotta love that 7mpg  :o

I will work at home until it is warm enough to get on the bike. I need to test out my new bar risers and cup holder  :P

And what will be the beverage of choice for a Friday in that cup holder Gumbi?  ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on March 23, 2012, 10:48:05 am

And what will be the beverage of choice for a Friday in that cup holder Gumbi?  ;)

Adjust your eyes to the left a few inches..........
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 23, 2012, 10:53:38 am
 :rotflmao:
 
 
Anything before noon has to be a bloody mary for me unless I'm camping, if camping then it's beer and V8 in the morning, Yummy!  :P
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on March 23, 2012, 11:20:33 am
:rotflmao:
 
 
Anything before noon has to be a bloody mary for me unless I'm camping, if camping then it's beer and V8 in the morning, Yummy!  :P

Whoever made that rule obviously did not make their own beer. If I am brewin, I am drinkin, it does not matter what time of the day it is.

Oh crap, we were talking about riding weren't we? I will set the beer down now, it is warm enough to ride.  8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 23, 2012, 11:44:06 am
Whoever made that rule obviously did not make their own beer. If I am brewin, I am drinkin, it does not matter what time of the day it is.

Good point!  ;)
 
I guess I'll need to head over to your place this weekend and hit that kegerator...  :P
 
What batches are on tap right now in Gumbi's garage?
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Post by: Gumby on March 23, 2012, 12:37:05 pm
What batches are on tap right now in Gumbi's garage?

I have a maple ale and a raspberry lemon on tap. Should have an Arrogant Bastard clone ready by Sunday.  :chugbeer:

The sun is out.... I MUST ride now.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 23, 2012, 12:47:21 pm
I have a maple ale and a raspberry lemon on tap. Should have an Arrogant Bastard clone ready by Sunday.  :chugbeer:

The sun is out.... I MUST ride now.   :thumbs:

Nice! I really liked that Arrogant Bastard you made before, excellent batch!  :)
 
Yep, I see the sun out the window now, hopefully I can get out of the office early enough to enjoy it today myself...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 24, 2012, 05:37:12 am
Beer, it's good for what ales you

(http://wyblog.us/images/rule5/jordancarveroktoberfest7s.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 24, 2012, 05:38:05 am
:rotflmao:
 
 
Anything before noon has to be a bloody mary for me unless I'm camping, if camping then it's beer and V8 in the morning, Yummy!  :P

Beer and V8?

Easy stomach, easy now.

 :pukeface:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 24, 2012, 09:09:23 am
I'm thinking this is going to be a martini night.  After I pick up my 'new to me' exhaust system this evening, I'll be heading back to the barn to relax.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on March 24, 2012, 09:19:24 am
Photo-shoot this evening with some lovely fast sportbike gals this evening at YBOR City part of town and downtown  :D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 24, 2012, 09:37:00 am
Steve, do you post any of these photos on other websites or is it just private type things that you sell back to whomever you shoot?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 24, 2012, 09:45:27 am
Beer, it's good for what ales you

([url]http://wyblog.us/images/rule5/jordancarveroktoberfest7s.jpg[/url])

 
 
Me like!!  :P :-* :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on March 24, 2012, 09:47:28 am
Is she going to swallow the whole thing?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 24, 2012, 10:07:00 am
Is she going to swallow the whole thing?

 :-X
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on March 24, 2012, 12:45:02 pm
The beer Zg, the beer. We don't have our minds in the gutter aroung here. (where's the smiley with the halo?) ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: yoman on March 24, 2012, 12:58:49 pm
Nice jugs, err I mean mugs ::)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 25, 2012, 06:01:46 am
The beer Zg, the beer. We don't have our minds in the gutter aroung here. (where's the smiley with the halo?) ;D

We don't?   :P
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 25, 2012, 06:02:46 am
I'm thinking this is going to be a martini night.  After I pick up my 'new to me' exhaust system this evening, I'll be heading back to the barn to relax.

How'd it go Jim? Did ya get your new can installed?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 25, 2012, 09:38:38 am
Not yet, I may get it done this afternoon, though.  No go on the martinis..   My granddaughter had her first sleepover and I was thinking if I got called over to pick her up early it wouldn't be anybodies best interests for me to drive or show up intoxicated.  I got to the point of getting ready to mix them up and stopped cold.   Possibly tonight.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 16, 2012, 10:57:04 am
Note that the posts on account deletion has been moved to the software board.

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=8175.0 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=8175.0)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on April 17, 2012, 04:47:01 am
In the construction of a bacon cheeseburger the error most people make is in the order of assembly.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on April 17, 2012, 04:54:26 am
In the construction of a bacon cheeseburger the error most people make is in the order of assembly.

What is the correct order?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on April 17, 2012, 05:13:31 am
Remember: B B C
beef, bacon, cheese

If you erroneously install the cheese before the bacon, said bacon will tend to slide unceremoniously off the top due to the lower viscosity of the heated cheese. But, and this is the key, if the cheese is melted on top of the bacon and burger not only will the construction be stabilized it will be more ascetically pleasing.   
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on April 17, 2012, 05:18:51 am
Ah, food science. I'm hungry now.


Mmmmmmm, bacon.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on April 17, 2012, 07:11:06 am
The stadium roof will be closed for tonights game.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on April 18, 2012, 01:26:54 pm
You would think the first man- made object to reach the stratosphere would have been a plane. And if not one of those, maybe a helicopter, lighter- than- air airship or something that flies in some manner but that is not the case; the very first thing that man managed to get into the stratosphere (~35,000 feet to ~150,000 feet) was an artillery shell. The German 'Paris guns', which were used to shell Paris from a distance of 75 miles away, fired projectiles that reached more than 125,000 feet at their highest point in the ballistic trajectory. At first the Parisians thought they were being bombed by some new type of Zeppelin as they could not hear any artillery being fired.

Tomorrow, the first object to exceed the altitude of the projectiles from the Paris gun....

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 18, 2012, 01:52:28 pm
Can't wait!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on April 19, 2012, 03:56:55 pm
And the thing that finally exceeded the altitude reached by the projectiles from the Paris gun was another German invention: the V2 or Vergeltungswaffe 2 (~ vengeance weapon 2 in English) ballistic rocket. These rockets reached altitudes of over 50 miles (< 250,000 ft.) at the highest points of their trajectories.

Finally there was operation HARP (High Altitude Research Project) which had the lofty goal (pun intended) of putting small objects in Earth orbit using artillery. Using a pair of 16" US naval gun barrels in tandem, they did manage to reach an altitude of 112 miles! While never attaining sufficient velocity to actually achieve orbit, the altitude reached by projectiles from this project remain a record to this day.

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on April 20, 2012, 10:54:30 am
Why is it that when the time comes that you decide you need to tighten the frames on your reading glasses, that the person that must do the tightening, is the one person that needs to be wearing those glasses to do the tightening.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on April 20, 2012, 01:41:34 pm
Why is it that when the time comes that you decide you need to tighten the frames on your reading glasses, that the person that must do the tightening, is the one person that needs to be wearing those glasses to do the tightening.

 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on April 20, 2012, 02:06:09 pm
Yeah, it is right up there with needing a car to go to the auto parts store (but the car is down getting brakes, for example) or needing some light to see in the darkest corner of the cellar to get to the breaker box... which is why it is dark in the first place.

Brian

Why is it that when the time comes that you decide you need to tighten the frames on your reading glasses, that the person that must do the tightening, is the one person that needs to be wearing those glasses to do the tightening.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on April 20, 2012, 02:51:10 pm
So how high can people go.... without aircraft? Surprisingly man has been to over 100,000 feet and parachuted back to the surface. The US Gov't put on Project Excelsior to test the ability of humans to escape from high altitudes. Helium balloons were used to bring a man named Joseph Kittinger to extreme altitudes at which point Mr. Kittinger would step out of the balloon's gondola for the free- fall and parachute landing back on Earth (!!!). Perhaps the most amazing part is that he did this more than once, and all for a US Air Force Captain's pay. Amazing. I saw an interview with Col. Kittinger and he mentioned stepping out of the gondola only to experience 'not falling'- no air sounds, no flapping of clothing, absolutely no sensation of traveling through the atmosphere at all. He said his first thought was.... fantastic, they have me so high I am in orbit and cannot get back. Then he turned around and watched the balloon moving away from him at very high speed; it seems Kittinger was falling after all but the atmosphere was so rarefied that there were no associated physical effects from what turned out to be impressively high speeds that he reached before opening his parachute.

Kittinger set several records that still stand:
The highest altitude attained by a human without an aircraft: 102,800 feet.
The longest free- fall: 4 1/2 minutes and 84,800 feet.
The highest velocity reached by man without a craft: 714 MPH.

Col. Kittinger survived all of his high altitude ballooning and went on to finish a career in the Air Force that included three combat tours in Viet Nam flying F4s, and a stretch as a POW in North Viet Nam.

Currently the Red Bull Stratos project is underway to try and break Col. Kittinger's records, as well as produce the first event of a man traveling faster than the speed of sound without a vehicle. Felix Baumgartner will be the person making the jumps on the project. Col. Kittinger is an advisor on the Stratos project.

http://www.redbullstratos.com/# (http://www.redbullstratos.com/#)!lightbox/media1563888061001/

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on April 20, 2012, 03:17:14 pm
Very interesting.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: yoman on April 20, 2012, 05:23:21 pm
Very interesting.

A quote from Schultz????
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on April 20, 2012, 06:13:29 pm
This isn't the question thread is it?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 20, 2012, 08:19:37 pm
No, but this is a thread about nothing....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on April 23, 2012, 01:45:37 pm
Is it OK to bring up depends?  The OP in the other thread seems, well, discomforted by the topic. ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on April 23, 2012, 01:52:58 pm
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on April 23, 2012, 01:58:44 pm
Can't wait to have two threads about adult diapers.....  ::)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on April 23, 2012, 02:06:14 pm
Very interesting.


A quote from Schultz????


That's not right. Sgt Schultz knew nothing. (http://www.statefansnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Sgt1.jpg)

On the other hand, it was Arte Johnson who thought that some things were 'very interesting, but stupid'.

Wolfgang and friend: "Very interesting ... but stupid" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QczyNaIu9Mo#)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 23, 2012, 02:30:16 pm
Is it OK to bring up depends?  The OP in the other thread seems, well, discomforted by the topic. ;)

Which thread was that?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on April 23, 2012, 02:39:18 pm
Which thread was that?
You don't have a clue, do you? :o :-*
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on April 23, 2012, 02:45:43 pm
You don't have a clue, do you? :o :-*

I think that depends.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 23, 2012, 02:56:14 pm
You don't have a clue, do you? :o :-*

I don't remember what I did a few minutes ago, let alone what happens on this forum.  I seem to recall something but.....hey what's that shiny thing over there?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 23, 2012, 02:56:39 pm
I think that depends.

I guess it would, wouldn't it?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 23, 2012, 02:57:11 pm
Still raining in the Mid-Atlantic.  Got no snow, than goodness.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on April 24, 2012, 05:00:14 am
I don't remember what I did a few minutes ago, let alone what happens on this forum.  I seem to recall something but.....hey what's that shiny thing over there?

Looks like a bolt, prolly fell off of someone's bike.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on April 24, 2012, 07:14:35 am
Should I fertilize my grass?  I have never done that before as after the first cutting it needs to be cut every week till the end of july.  2 acres worth and 1 flat spot.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 01, 2012, 04:13:45 am
I hear it smokes more evenly if you.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 01, 2012, 04:25:41 am
I'm using fluorescent bulbs now and have quite the number of them.  One thing I hate is the 'color' or temp of bulbs.  I can never get the right color bulb again, especially for lamps that have several.  I bought two packs at Lowe's the other week.  Not only do you have to get the right color, you have to get the right base as well.  I figured if I got two packs, I'd have a 50/50 shot.  Wrongo.  The percentage was really 33.3%.  I got perturbed in not having the right color bulb and started investigating.  What I found was you really don't pay any attention to the color description on the packet.  You need to pay attention to the color temp.  I had a mis mash of different temps in the house that were 2700k, 3500k, and 6500k.  This is alright to figure out from the packet but what happens when the packet is gone?  My color temps were on the base of the bulbs in very fine print.  I hate progress.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on May 01, 2012, 04:49:33 am
Luddite
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 01, 2012, 04:50:29 am
Yep.  Just look at the clothes I wear...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 01, 2012, 05:29:46 am
Yep.  Just look at the clothes I wear...

Well, we weren't going to say anything...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on May 01, 2012, 05:42:52 am
Somewhere...over the rainbow...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 01, 2012, 03:26:33 pm
Bill Paxton.... the only one to be killed by a Terminator, an Alien and a Predator.

In order: Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986) and Predator II (1990).

The only other one to appear in all three franchises was Lance Henriksen who was in Terminator (playing an L.E.O.), Aliens and Alien Vs. Predator.

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 01, 2012, 06:27:10 pm
What, nothing about florescent bulbs?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 01, 2012, 06:55:01 pm
Well....., er, no. Turn switch, bulb go on.... turn switch again, bulb go off- not much to comment on really.

Well maybe a set of those mid- 1940 fluorescent Christmas lamps would be interesting.

Brian

What, nothing about florescent bulbs?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 02, 2012, 09:05:05 am
I am at 620 miles on one tank of fuel and I still have an 1/8th of a tank left.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on May 02, 2012, 10:24:12 pm
I am at 620 miles on one tank of fuel and I still have an 1/8th of a tank left.

Diesel VW?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on May 02, 2012, 10:26:35 pm
Diesel VW?

Chet is always running on an 1/8 of a tank...  ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 02, 2012, 11:16:12 pm
Diesel VW?
Yup, Jetta TDI.

Chet is always running on an 1/8 of a tank...  ;)
Full today, I was reading at bingo when I filled up, 657 miles, 14 gallons, just shy of 47 MPG.  Not too shaby.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 03, 2012, 04:58:43 am
Yup, Jetta TDI.Full today, I was reading at bingo when I filled up, 657 miles, 14 gallons, just shy of 47 MPG.  Not too shaby.


(http://www.xpbulletin.de/gfx/smilies/smilie-570.gif)

Nice! With the warm weather I'm getting great mpg numbers in my TDI too, mid 40's in mixed driving.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 03, 2012, 06:30:59 am

Nice! With the warm weather I'm getting great mpg numbers in my TDI too, mid 40's in mixed driving.

Mixed driving?  Is that with your wife?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 03, 2012, 08:19:56 am
Mixed driving?  Is that with your wife?

Yep, ~60% highway ~40% city. We've been having LOTS of rain lately so I've been taking the cage. I drop my wife off where she works, since it's on the way, and I then take the car to work myself.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 03, 2012, 03:39:43 pm
The differences between soldering and brazing are subtle enough that it is difficult to tell where the line is. So for industrial use, the reference is always to 'hard solder' or 'soft solder' with materials like lead, tin and antimony being in the 'soft' category and materials like bronze, silver and assorted alloys being in the 'hard' category.

Of course when used here, the terms hard and soft have absolutely nothing to do with the hardness or softness of anything involved; it is a reference to the melting temperature of the filler metals being used. If the melting point is below 800 F, it is soft solder while a melting temp. over 800 F is considered hard solder. It all makes perfect sense…. sure it does.

None of that should ever get confused with welding, which is not defined by the hardness of anything nor the melting temperature of anything- welding is defined as joining two materials together with the same filler material. Unless, of course, one is welding two different materials together at which point it is still welding but no longer fits the first rule of welding. But the filler material is still the same as the two parent materials, even though one parent material is different. Hmmm. Well, it is always called welding if electricity is used as the main heat source, even if the filler material is different. Unless of course the filler material is not really weldable with the parent material and then the process (still using electrodes and electricity) is called something else like 'hardfacing'. See.... it is really pretty simple.

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on May 03, 2012, 05:06:40 pm
and then there is forge welding.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on May 08, 2012, 11:31:32 am
I haven't said this here for over a month. In case some of you didn't know, my idiot brother-in-law the cop is an idiot.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 08, 2012, 11:46:38 am
I haven't said this here for over a month. In case some of you didn't know, my idiot brother-in-law the cop is an idiot.

How big of an idiot is he Boss?    ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 08, 2012, 11:58:52 am
Some brand or product names are so iconic that the very company name is used to (often erroneously) refer to the product itself. Common names like Velcro (Velcro is a company's name, the product is 'hook and loop' fastener), Kleenex (Kleenex is a specific brand name, the actual name of the product is a facial tissue), etc. etc. One such brand is Formica, which in the US is usually used to refer to any laminate (plastic) countertop material, also has an interesting history. While Formica gained rapid fame and widespread use after WW II in the US, the company was actually formed by two men back in 1913, long before the countertop product was thought of. The original product was actually cloth that was covered in resin and then cured to make a thin, light and excellent electrical insulator. In fact, it was originally invented for, and used as an electrical insulator, specifically as a man- made replacement for mica. And there is the key to the company's name.... a company that made a material meant as a substitute for mica. The stuff's insulating properties have not been used for many years and its actual origins generally forgotten but the original intent lives on in its name: Formica.

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 08, 2012, 02:14:17 pm
Hoover and Xerox come to mind...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on May 12, 2012, 09:47:59 pm
top~
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 15, 2012, 02:56:28 pm
Carolyn Davidson- very few people know who she is but the great majority of us are familiar with her work, at least one example. One of her creations would become nothing short of an international icon, easily one of the most recognizeable symbols in the world.

While a graphic design student in the early 70's, Carolyn was approached by an instructor at the university she was attending and asked to create a company logo. Getting paid at the rate of $2 / hour, she charged the gentleman $35 for the design. His response was 'I don't love it but maybe it will grow on me' and did use the logo for his start- up company's logo. Carolyn continued to work for this new company unitl 1983 at which time the founder had a party for her and gave her a diamond ring like the very logo she designed years earlier. At this party he mentioned that while he did agree to pay her that hourly rate, he never thought she would spend 17 1/2 hours on the job. As a token of appreciation, he presented her with a diamond ring engraved with the very logo she created, and 500 shares of company stock; the stock was worth around $1 / share at that time but Davidson held onto the stock through the its ups and downs as well as stock splits; today those shares have become 8,000, and at a price of $100 each, worth well over 3/4 of a million dollars. A nice gesture on the part of the company, and fitting payment for services rendered in my opinion.

The founder's name is Phil Knight.

The company's name is Nike.

The Logo is called the Nike 'swoosh', and this is a photo of Carolyn Davidson and her logo.

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/NikeSwoosh.jpg)
Photo courtesy of the UK daily Mail

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on May 15, 2012, 03:04:15 pm
Wow.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on June 04, 2012, 07:38:37 pm
60 degrees and raining here in the PNW today, I love summer...  :-\   :banghead:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Maille Man on June 04, 2012, 09:13:30 pm
I hear the guys out in the warehouse laughing - loudly.  Walked out of the office to see what was up, but no one would tell me. They just looked over there.  And over there I see what everyone's laughing at.  A customer came in to pick up a transmission.  Guy was probably in his mid 30's and wearing girl jeans (I think that's what they call 'em) and a tight blue T-shirt... with muffin-top.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on June 05, 2012, 12:04:14 pm
Its June, time to say again my idiot brother-in-law the cop is an idiot. I told him he's a cop cause he didn't score high enough on the fire test. He hung up on me. Wonder why?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on June 05, 2012, 02:59:04 pm
Its June, time to say again my idiot brother-in-law the cop is an idiot. I told him he's a cop cause he didn't score high enough on the fire test. He hung up on me. Wonder why?
You hurt his feelings?  He really wanted to ride around with that cute little spotted puppy ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on June 06, 2012, 10:14:09 am
Thats funny SOP! Naw, he's just a smug small brain wiper of other peoples bottoms who thinks he won a victory on the war of family politics that happens to be married to my wife's sister. Sad.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: JetJock on June 07, 2012, 03:16:47 pm
Bought a new house (3-car garage!), got a divorce, got a new girlfriend (actually she's the 6th in line of new GFs, but she's okay with that).

Not correct order of things, but it's what's been going on.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on June 07, 2012, 04:59:09 pm
I could use a three car garage!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on June 07, 2012, 06:33:10 pm
I could use a three car garage!
The problem with a 3 car garage is eventually you need a 4 car garage ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on June 08, 2012, 04:29:37 am
The problem with a 3 car garage is eventually you need a 4 car garage ;)

+1 on that! I have a 3.5 car garage and I could sure use more!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on July 26, 2012, 09:36:20 pm
NFL training camps starting up, so who's gonna win the big dance this year? A big name favorite or a new underdog??
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on July 27, 2012, 04:40:02 am
NFL training camps starting up, so who's gonna win the big dance this year? A big name favorite or a new underdog??

Bears!!!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on July 27, 2012, 04:55:21 am
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on July 27, 2012, 05:03:43 am
Hey now, we could now be in that alternate universe that I spoke of a while back.

Hmmm, where's my crown?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: yoman on July 27, 2012, 07:07:42 am

Hmmm, where's my crown?
[/quote]

As in "Royal"?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on July 27, 2012, 07:22:04 am
Hmmm, where's my crown?


As in "Royal"?


That'll do but I was referring to this. 

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=9473.msg115249#msg115249 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=9473.msg115249#msg115249)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 27, 2012, 07:29:09 am
Hey now, we could now be in that alternate universe that I spoke of a while back.

Hmmm, where's my crown?

I'm wearing it.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on July 27, 2012, 07:33:25 am
I'm wearing it.


That ain't no crown!

(http://shamers.musclesandwebsit.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/bucket.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 27, 2012, 07:41:50 am
It is if I say it is.... :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on July 27, 2012, 07:48:07 am
It is if I say it is.... :)

I tend to agree with a man brandishing a sword.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 27, 2012, 07:58:47 am
 :rotflmao:   
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on July 27, 2012, 09:39:15 am
That ain't no crown!

([url]http://shamers.musclesandwebsit.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/bucket.jpg[/url])

 
 
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on July 27, 2012, 10:01:12 am
That ain't no crown!

([url]http://shamers.musclesandwebsit.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/bucket.jpg[/url])


Seems that Quasimodo had a bit of trouble getting the eye holes just right...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on August 11, 2012, 05:01:54 pm
As the story goes (I have never been able to confirm this)....

The most efficient machine known for moving a given amount of weight across a given distance is.... a human riding a bicycle. Nothing else can move as much weight as far at a similar or greater speed for the same amount of fuel used (food in this case).

And in case anyone was wondering the method used for finding out just how much energy is in various foods.... samples of a given food are dried and then burned. If quantity XXX of fuel is used in the retort to completely consume the food product, and quantity YYY is given off by the retort, then YYY - XXX is the energy value of the food being tested. Which is more or less exactly what we do with food- we 'burn' it. Well, some of us burn it and some of us wisely turn it into fat so that we become 'drought and famine resistant' as Homer has said. :-)

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on August 11, 2012, 10:42:55 pm
Mine is not very efficient.....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on August 12, 2012, 06:49:10 pm
Yeah but at least no one cuts you off while riding that thing, right. Or at least not very often....

My brother's wife got an exercise bike a while back and he went out and bought rear view mirrors, a squeeze bulb horn and tassles for the handlebars and put all that stuff on the bike when she was not around. She didn't even notice and that made it even funnier.

Brian

Mine is not very efficient.....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on August 13, 2012, 04:45:11 am
Yeah but at least no one cuts you off while riding that thing, right. Or at least not very often....

My brother's wife got an exercise bike a while back and he went out and bought rear view mirrors, a squeeze bulb horn and tassles for the handlebars and put all that stuff on the bike when she was not around. She didn't even notice and that made it even funnier.

Brian

Maybe she did notice but she's teaching him a lesson?   :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 13, 2012, 05:24:13 pm
I ran out of beer this past weekend and haven't been able to restock.  My wife wanted grilled chicken today.  No beer.  I can't grill without a beer, in a bottle, in hand.  I was panicking and had a glass of wine instead.  It's not the same.  I feel dirty.  The chicken turned out well, though.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on August 13, 2012, 05:36:04 pm
I ran out of beer this past weekend and haven't been able to restock.  My wife wanted grilled chicken today. No beer.  I can't grill without a beer, in a bottle, in hand.  I was panicking and had a glass of wine instead.  It's not the same.  I feel dirty.  The chicken turned out well, though.
..and a can up the chickens butt.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on August 13, 2012, 06:09:21 pm
I ran out of beer this past weekend and haven't been able to restock. 

 :o :'(   :grouphug:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on August 14, 2012, 04:39:28 am
I ran out of beer this past weekend and haven't been able to restock.  My wife wanted grilled chicken today.  No beer.  I can't grill without a beer, in a bottle, in hand.  I was panicking and had a glass of wine instead.  It's not the same.  I feel dirty.  The chicken turned out well, though.

 :yikes:

Are you ok buddy? Do we have to send you a 'care package'?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on August 14, 2012, 10:17:05 am
Heres my monthly post to say that my idiot brother-in-law the cop is still an idiot. He's most likely an officer now since he was a Sgt. 6 years ago and rising rapidly, so, if that is the case, he really and truly is an idiot.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 20, 2012, 03:31:53 pm
This thread has been dormant awhile.  I'll think I'll wake it up....

Did you know that the 'Esc' key on the PC keyboard was invented by an IBM employee (IBM'r for those in the know) in 1960?  Warms me heart, it does to know that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esc_key (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esc_key)


Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on October 21, 2012, 06:19:08 am
This thread has been dormant awhile.  I'll think I'll wake it up....

Did you know that the 'Esc' key on the PC keyboard was invented by an IBM employee (IBM'r for those in the know) in 1960?  Warms me heart, it does to know that.

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esc_key[/url] ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esc_key[/url])


Who invented the 'any key'?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 21, 2012, 07:13:52 am
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Any_key (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Any_key)

Additionally IBM invented the following technologies...

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on October 22, 2012, 04:53:20 am
[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Any_key[/url] ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Any_key[/url])

Additionally IBM invented the following technologies...

  • Magnetic stripe technology
  • Computing scales
  • Lasik eye surgery
  • UPC
  • Time clocks (darn it)
  • Automated test scoring
  • Scanning Tunneling Microscope


Time clocks eh? Booo! Although I haven't had to punch one of them in almost 30 years.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: turbojoe78 on October 22, 2012, 02:20:55 pm
I'd like to JUST have a time clock ... I have to hand scan in on the time clock at work ... oh to just have time cards again.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on October 23, 2012, 10:44:01 am
You know, riding home to Ohio from Mississippi by way of Tennessee last month at the COG rally, I had a lot of time to think and reflect on many things in my life. And after much pipe munching ruminations, I have concluded that in no uncertain terms that my idiot brother-in-law the cop is still quite an idiot. 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on October 23, 2012, 10:47:30 am
You know, riding home to Ohio from Mississippi by way of Tennessee last month at the COG rally, I had a lot of time to think and reflect on many things in my life. And after much pipe munching ruminations, I have concluded that in no uncertain terms that my idiot brother-in-law the cop is still quite an idiot.

At least he's consistent, you have to give him that.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on October 23, 2012, 10:51:51 am
It started raining last week.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on October 23, 2012, 11:02:49 am
As a caveat, I've also decided that no matter what happens in the future, I never want to speak to him or his wife again. My wife can as its her sister. Nothing can erase his idiocity. But, I've also concluded that a week of regular Soma and Vicodin ingestion along with Bombay Blue Safire gin makes me less inclined to want to put to use an 8lb hammer for things that it was not designed to do. I really don't think the Browns are going to do all that good this year.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on October 24, 2012, 11:24:35 am
It started raining last week.

The forcast says it's gonna stop in mid-July though...  ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on October 24, 2012, 12:25:57 pm
It rained here in California yesterday.
Its not forecasted to rain again here until next May.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 24, 2012, 12:32:51 pm
I had my house power washed today.  I do the decks, but hired out the rest of the house.  The outside vinyl smells fresh, almost new.  Looks great now that all the moss is off of it.  I think in 20 years I'll do it again.  I'll put it on the same schedule as me washing my bike.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: JetJock on October 24, 2012, 01:01:01 pm
It's in the high 70s and sunny in Cincinnati in late October and why the hell am I working?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on October 24, 2012, 01:34:16 pm
It's in the high 70s and sunny in Cincinnati in late October and why the hell am I working?

Same here in Illinois. I'm thinking that it's a good day to knock off early and go for a ride.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Sgt Mac on October 24, 2012, 09:06:27 pm
Snow melted off on the benches here in northern Utah, but stuck in the mountains.  :'(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on October 25, 2012, 09:42:30 am
This is sounds like a thread on the weather. 

Back in the day I was kickin it in the sandbox with Charlie Sheen, he told me, "you hang with me bud and you can have all the girls you want." I asked him if he rode a motorcycle, he told me no they're to dangerous. I told Charlie to take a hike and went and played with ZG on the merry-go-round.

http://youtu.be/ivBs0DAL7Wo (http://youtu.be/ivBs0DAL7Wo)

Maybe I should of stayed with Charlie (http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/smiley_dunno.gif)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 25, 2012, 10:38:05 am
There really is no off topic in this thread....kinda like we're all Bozos on this bus kinda thing...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on October 25, 2012, 11:00:00 am
There really is no off topic in this thread....kinda like we're all Bozos on this bus kinda thing...
Fixed  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on October 25, 2012, 11:12:17 am
I bought a new water heater last week. I'll be installing it this weekend, it's replacing the one that I installed 20 years ago.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on October 25, 2012, 11:13:29 am
This is sounds like a thread on the weather. 

Back in the day I was kickin it in the sandbox with Charlie Sheen, he told me, "you hang with me bud and you can have all the girls you want." I asked him if he rode a motorcycle, he told me no they're to dangerous. I told Charlie to take a hike and went and played with ZG on the merry-go-round.

[url]http://youtu.be/ivBs0DAL7Wo[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/ivBs0DAL7Wo[/url])

Maybe I should of stayed with Charlie ([url]http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/smiley_dunno.gif[/url])

 
 
Ah yes, good times indeed Gumbi!  ;D :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 25, 2012, 11:47:51 am
I'm going to replace the brake master cylinder on my 91 Dakota this weekend and if I have time will replace the radio in the RAV.  I don't think I'll be riding much as I'm babysitting my grandson (8 years old).  He is good to have around, though.  Really likes to help out a lot.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on October 25, 2012, 11:56:36 am
I'm going to replace the brake master cylinder on my 91 Dakota this weekend and if I have time will replace the radio in the RAV.  I don't think I'll be riding much as I'm babysitting my grandson (8 years old).  He is good to have around, though.  Really likes to help out a lot.

So who gets to pump the brakes and who gets to lay under the truck?    ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 25, 2012, 01:55:21 pm
He will be in the truck no matter what.  I'll either use the bleeder I use for the bike, which doesn't require pumping and holding, or the vacuum bleeder I haven't used in several years... ::)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on October 26, 2012, 08:35:44 am
35 degrees on the ride into work this morning. I had to install my Motax air deflectors before I headed out. I had my jacket liners in and I was toasty warm, except for my neck. Gotta dig out my neck warmer.

It's a beautiful morning, clear and crisp.   :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 26, 2012, 10:31:18 am
We're bracing for a hurricane Monday/Tuesday time frame.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on October 26, 2012, 10:33:29 am
We're bracing for a hurricane Monday/Tuesday time frame.


Good luck with it. 

I'd be replacing my FOB battery, insuring its a fresh one (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/iconhammer.gif)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on October 26, 2012, 11:52:31 am
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/431607_10151262948657597_2135306042_n.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on October 27, 2012, 08:53:15 am
Nothing
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on October 27, 2012, 08:58:59 am
The world's thinnest book: "What Men Know About Women."
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on October 28, 2012, 07:08:22 pm
The grass is greener where you water it.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on October 28, 2012, 07:20:53 pm
Not where my dog waters it.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 05, 2012, 05:23:48 am
I REALLY dislike the time change! Getting home from work and it's already dark, that sucks. I need to change out the tinted face shield on my helmet before I go to work this morning. Blah!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on November 05, 2012, 11:26:47 am
I REALLY dislike the time change! Getting home from work and it's already dark, that sucks. I need to change out the tinted face shield on my helmet before I go to work this morning. Blah!

I like it, now it's light when I go into work.  :)
 
Maybe you just need to go home from work earlier C, leaving at noon seems to work pretty good for me and Gumbi...  ;)   :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 05, 2012, 12:00:04 pm

I like it, now it's light when I go into work.  :)
 
Maybe you just need to go home from work earlier C, leaving at noon seems to work pretty good for me and Gumbi...  ;)   :chugbeer:

I really like the way you think J! Now why didn't I think of this?  ???
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 06, 2012, 10:42:58 am
It's snowing here.    :(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on November 06, 2012, 11:40:40 am
It's snowing here.    :(

 :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 06, 2012, 01:05:38 pm
 :o :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 06, 2012, 01:12:08 pm
Are you sure? Maybe it is just a lot of chads floating around from all the furious voting going on there?

:-)

Brian

It's snowing here.    :(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 06, 2012, 01:28:55 pm
Are you sure? Maybe it is just a lot of chads floating around from all the furious voting going on there?

:-)

Brian

I thought that might be the case but then I saw that the sidewalk was getting wet. It could be damp chads I suppose.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on November 06, 2012, 02:52:14 pm
Why do you hate the Chad?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 06, 2012, 03:02:05 pm
Why do you hate the Chad?

Hang the Chad says me!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 06, 2012, 03:20:48 pm
I never did like that Alltel creep.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 06, 2012, 03:27:50 pm
I never did like that Alltel creep.


(http://i.qkme.me/35r7mn.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 06, 2012, 03:39:44 pm
ok
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on November 06, 2012, 06:32:04 pm
The Chad is sad.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on November 07, 2012, 09:49:23 am
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/emoticons/Joey.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ARS on November 07, 2012, 08:33:13 pm
What's the difference between a Nun kneeling in a church and a hooker kneeling in the bathtub?  you ask . . .
. . .the Nun has hope in her soul.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 09, 2012, 01:47:02 pm
I'm reading 'How to Fix Transistor Radios and Printed Circuits' by Leonard Lane.  Copyrighted 1959 1960  Volume 1.  Oh crap, I'm going to need Volume 2 as well.  I was wondering where the fix it stuff was as Volume 1 appears to be all theory.   Off to look for it....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 10, 2012, 04:16:11 pm
Bacardi rum and Coke....on the second one.  Life is good.  Replaced the shutters in the front of the house today.  Does make a difference and no...I'm not selling the house.  Can't wait for the third one.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on November 10, 2012, 04:59:30 pm
Bacardi rum and Coke....on the second one.  Life is good.  Replaced the shutters in the front of the house today.  Does make a difference and no...I'm not selling the house.  Can't wait for the third one.

Productive day Sparky and nice beverage...  :chugbeer:
 
I watched the roof & gutter guy repelling off our roof today cleaning off the roof moss and clean the gutters, I'm on my 4th beer now and gonna fire up the bbq in a bit, good times indeed...  :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on November 12, 2012, 02:20:09 pm
Stay thirsty my friend.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Maille Man on November 14, 2012, 07:10:01 pm
Hazards of making chainmaille... Every so often, a ring will escape the grasp of the pliers, and take flight in a random direction, and travel a random distance.  Sometimes it's path is interrupted by an obstacle (face, drinking vessle, etc.).  These rings are normally easy to find. Other times, the ring flies into space unobstructed, never to be seen again.  Well, almost never. 

About a month ago, I was making a necklace for a customer.  Apparently, sometime during that project, I had lost a sterling silver, 5/64", 24 gauge ring. I found that ring tonight. In my foot. After I stepped on it.

The tweezers couldn't grip tight enough.  My smallest pair of needle nose pliers were not narrow enough to get a bite on the bit of metal that hadn't screwed itself into my flesh.  So, I hobbled my way downstairs, into the garage, and fetch my dremmel.  15 minutes later, my pliers are ground down to a nice, long, narrow point.  Using pain as my guide, in about a half an hour I discovered the right direction to twist, and pull, and I got it out.
 
And the ring is still usable!  Woohoo!!!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on November 14, 2012, 07:30:29 pm
Well, I upgraded the cpu in this here PC from a 4 core, to a six core chip; video card is next. Tomorrow...half day of work, then hanging out here while the contractor finishes up the master bath.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on November 15, 2012, 07:27:48 am
A few days off and I'm going to Tybee $%#^ing Island on the C14 for friends, seafood and of course teressa is meeting me up there.

If anyone is around , I'll be at Ocean Plaza Resort next few days chillin, look me up 8)

Bring a jacket liner, I hear it may get down to 60 degrees
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on November 15, 2012, 08:12:35 am
Bring a jacket liner, I hear it may get down to 60 degrees

 :battle:

Enjoy

Low fifties and clear skies here in the PNW, ridin weather  8)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: turbojoe78 on November 15, 2012, 01:52:35 pm
Low 40's and cloudy here in the Northeast, will be in the low 30's for the ride home tonight.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 15, 2012, 05:49:36 pm
Hazards of making chainmaille... Every so often, a ring will escape the grasp of the pliers, and take flight in a random direction, and travel a random distance.  Sometimes it's path is interrupted by an obstacle (face, drinking vessle, etc.).  These rings are normally easy to find. Other times, the ring flies into space unobstructed, never to be seen again.  Well, almost never. 

About a month ago, I was making a necklace for a customer.  Apparently, sometime during that project, I had lost a sterling silver, 5/64", 24 gauge ring. I found that ring tonight. In my foot. After I stepped on it.

The tweezers couldn't grip tight enough.  My smallest pair of needle nose pliers were not narrow enough to get a bite on the bit of metal that hadn't screwed itself into my flesh.  So, I hobbled my way downstairs, into the garage, and fetch my dremmel.  15 minutes later, my pliers are ground down to a nice, long, narrow point.  Using pain as my guide, in about a half an hour I discovered the right direction to twist, and pull, and I got it out.
 
And the ring is still usable!  Woohoo!!!

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 15, 2012, 05:50:11 pm
Well, I upgraded the cpu in this here PC from a 4 core, to a six core chip; video card is next. Tomorrow...half day of work, then hanging out here while the contractor finishes up the master bath.

Water cooling next?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 17, 2012, 07:20:55 am
I got my telescope out last night to look at the sliver of the moon hanging in the sky. I sat outside for a bit, looking and drinking my beer. Life is good. 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on November 17, 2012, 09:29:17 am
I got my telescope out last night to look at the sliver of the moon hanging in the sky. I sat outside for a bit, looking and drinking my beer. Life is good.
I got my umbrella out last night, all I saw was raindrops.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on November 18, 2012, 06:56:05 am
I'm at work. Till  tomorrow morning at 0800hrs.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: turbojoe78 on November 18, 2012, 02:11:43 pm
Covered my boat today, no more boating till spring ... the bike will be done in the next couple of weeks.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on November 18, 2012, 08:24:45 pm
Rode the 14 up to Sugarloaf, NY today. Polar Bear Grand Tour ride number 4. Got in 275 miles or so.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 19, 2012, 01:46:31 pm
The sensor that controls the air door on my air cleaner (91 Dakota) has given up the ghost.  Chrysler has discontinued it.  I'm a thinking I'm going to have to check junk yards for a working one.

This temp controlled vacuum switch normally allows vacuum at ambient temps so that the air door is closed until it warms up a bit.  The orifices are very small so I decided to see if they were clogged....they were.  Cleaned them out with a wire and the air door is working again.  Don't know if it makes much difference though.  It's been operating with it open for quite awhile.  The gas mileage has deteriorated some so maybe with it working it'll improve an mpg or so.  I feel better, if for nothing else, that it is working and I fixed an obsolete part.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on November 20, 2012, 09:34:39 am
Just a thought, www.rockauto.com (http://www.rockauto.com)


The sensor that controls the air door on my air cleaner (91 Dakota) has given up the ghost.  Chrysler has discontinued it.  I'm a thinking I'm going to have to check junk yards for a working one.

This temp controlled vacuum switch normally allows vacuum at ambient temps so that the air door is closed until it warms up a bit.  The orifices are very small so I decided to see if they were clogged....they were.  Cleaned them out with a wire and the air door is working again.  Don't know if it makes much difference though.  It's been operating with it open for quite awhile.  The gas mileage has deteriorated some so maybe with it working it'll improve an mpg or so.  I feel better, if for nothing else, that it is working and I fixed an obsolete part.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: turbojoe78 on November 20, 2012, 01:35:13 pm
My cam chain tensioner finally clicked to the next notch ... wow, what a difference.   ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 20, 2012, 02:07:18 pm
I tried Rock Auto and no joy.  They show an air temp sensor but it's the wrong type.  The sensor on the Dodge appears to have been made by one manufacturer and they stopped production in 2005.  If the wire trick hadn't worked I would have had to check junk yards for one.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on November 21, 2012, 07:02:50 am
Looks like I've ridden my last this season. Cold weather and snow comes this weekend, that means salt and calcium chloride in biblical amounts on our streets.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 21, 2012, 07:32:23 am
Saw a Smart Car pulled over by a Caroline county deputy yesterday.  I laughed for about 5 miles afterwards just thinking about it.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 21, 2012, 07:46:43 am
....from one who drives a Prius.  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on November 21, 2012, 08:49:15 am
Saw a Smart Car pulled over by a Caroline county deputy yesterday.  I laughed for about 5 miles afterwards just thinking about it.
Jealous?? :P
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on November 21, 2012, 08:52:31 am
Saw a Smart Car pulled over by a Caroline county deputy yesterday.  I laughed for about 5 miles afterwards just thinking about it.


http://youtu.be/f5S1NAMnYKM (http://youtu.be/f5S1NAMnYKM)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 21, 2012, 09:30:25 am
Jealous?? :P

No, not at all.  I could barely fit in one.  My Prius is gargantuan by comparison and runs on regular fuel and has a suspension.  I get better gas mileage as well.  I just have visions of clowns piling out of that car....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on November 21, 2012, 09:35:43 am
No, not at all.  I could barely fit in one.  My Prius is gargantuan by comparison and runs on regular fuel and has a suspension.  I get better gas mileage as well.  I just have visions of clowns piling out of that car....
Dern it.  I actually seriously considered a Prius, but along came the TDi and %0 financing.  Not to mention it is far sportier and maintains speed over any pass, both ways ;D  This last week the MPG has dropped to an average of 42, winter blend maybe?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 23, 2012, 06:23:37 am
The Haven episode aired last Friday night had a Zenith Transoceanic H500 in one of the scenes.  I nearly fell out of my couch.  My wife thought I was nuts (I am, but that's beside the point).  I am in progress of restoring one of those now.  Unfortunately, I deleted it.  Will be keeping an eye on the SciFi channel for the rerun or I may catch it on directv...

Oh joy, it's on Directv VOD.  Downloading now...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 03, 2012, 11:39:53 am
We shattered the record high temp for our area on this date. It was 60 set in 1916 and that record fell this morning at 11, it's 67 right at the moment.    :o 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 03, 2012, 01:18:25 pm
www.liveleak.com/view?i=1c7_1354378358 (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1c7_1354378358)
Sorry, I just couldn't help myself ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on December 03, 2012, 02:47:34 pm
You deleted a complete receiver? Please explain the 'deleted' aspect of this. CERN has been working on 'deleting'  matter for a while now but they can only do it one particle at a time....

 ;D

Brian


<snip>

 I am in progress of restoring one of those now.  Unfortunately, I deleted it. 

<snip>

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 04, 2012, 04:55:37 am
Ah yes...I see said the blind man as he stepped off the cliff...  The show, not the receiver.  Actually, just saw another one on Pawn Stars (Putt, Putt, Pawn).  Rick was talking to a woman who wanted to sell a red Pepsi box from the 50's and I saw another Transoceanic (G500 this time) on a shelf.  When it rains it pours.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 04, 2012, 04:56:58 am
Sorry, I just couldn't help myself ;D

Fortunately, it's not embedding.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 04, 2012, 06:10:13 am
Fortunately, it's not embedding.
At least I put it in the right spot ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 04, 2012, 06:21:03 am
Have a cookie. ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 04, 2012, 08:58:00 am
NIU going to the Orange Bowl?   :thumbs:

Whodathunkit?    :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 04, 2012, 12:21:26 pm
Redskins beat the Giants..

Whodathunkit?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Sgt Mac on December 04, 2012, 04:55:41 pm
cause why not...what's the worst that could happen

skip to 5:20
http://youtu.be/iCbabcxv6MQ?t=5m19s (http://youtu.be/iCbabcxv6MQ?t=5m19s)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on December 04, 2012, 09:16:27 pm
Wow, nice post, thanks for sharing!
 
That's why I don't have one of those...  ;) ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on December 04, 2012, 10:10:33 pm
Wow, nice post, thanks for sharing!
 
That's why I don't have one of those...  ;) ;D
That's what the GXSR's were for in the early 90's.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 04, 2012, 10:13:42 pm
Wow, nice post, thanks for sharing!
 
That's why I have a black one ...  ;) ;D

FIFY ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on December 04, 2012, 10:21:41 pm
http://youtu.be/Qw9oX-kZ_9k (http://youtu.be/Qw9oX-kZ_9k)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on December 04, 2012, 10:47:31 pm
That's what the GXSR's were for in the early 90's.

 ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MiniCog on December 04, 2012, 11:24:14 pm
At least I put it in the right spot ;D

If I had a dollar for every time I've said that...



If have the same amount of money as I do now.  :-X
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 05, 2012, 12:52:18 pm
Hey!

(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/121203041720-pitcairn-fish-eyes-horizontal-gallery.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 14, 2012, 10:21:09 am
Today is the last Friday that I have to work for the rest of the year!    8)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on December 17, 2012, 06:23:55 pm
Water based mammals are pretty similar to us (motorcycle based mammals) with a couple of really odd exceptions. I think the most amazing difference is that fact that our water based kin are voluntary breathers while all other mammals are reflex based mammals. That means that us land crawlers 'have' to breathe and simply cannot hold our breath indefinitely (try it- betcha' you can't do it either). Creatures like dolphins are voluntary breathers meaning they can hold their breath forever and only actually breathe when they consciously cause that to happen. It all makes sense because only a conscious dolphin would know when its blowhole (easy boys!) is above the surface of the water. But it also causes an interesting problem; if a dolphin falls asleep they will suffocate (unless supported by external means such as a mechanical respirator) and yet as mammals, they need regular, deep sleep. To overcome this they have developed an almost unbelievable ability- they sleep by shutting down one hemisphere of their brains at a time and never both at once.

This brings new meaning to the question 'who was in charge for this mess' as well as bringing new limits to the phrase "I thought YOU were going to stand the next watch."

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 17, 2012, 06:44:01 pm
Today is the last Friday that I have to work for the rest of the year!    8)

I see The Bears are following that philosophy as well.... ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 17, 2012, 06:45:24 pm
they sleep by shutting down one hemisphere of their brains at a time and never both at once.

This brings new meaning to the question 'who was in charge for this mess' as well as bringing new limits to the phrase "I thought YOU were going to stand the next watch."

Brian

Really...?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on December 17, 2012, 06:45:51 pm
I see The Bears are following that philosophy as well.... ;)

 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 18, 2012, 04:42:56 am
I see The Bears are following that philosophy as well.... ;)

 >:(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 18, 2012, 04:46:22 am
To overcome this they have developed an almost unbelievable ability- they sleep by shutting down one hemisphere of their brains at a time and never both at once.

This brings new meaning to the question 'who was in charge for this mess' as well as bringing new limits to the phrase "I thought YOU were going to stand the next watch."

Brian

That's not so different than the way some of our politicians work, except they've learned to shut down their entire brain while appearing to be awake.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 18, 2012, 04:49:04 am
Excellent description!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on December 18, 2012, 04:59:54 am
It must be contagious. They've managed to pass it on to a great many of the electorate in this country.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 18, 2013, 10:12:00 am
I'm about sick to DEATH of hearing about Lance Armstrong. Who cares?    :o

I guess it is a distraction from the 'real' news though.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on January 18, 2013, 10:55:52 am
I'm about sick to DEATH of hearing about Lance Armstrong. Who cares?    :o

The guy that landed on the moon??  ???
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 18, 2013, 11:01:15 am
 :rotflmao:

Yeah, that's the one J!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on January 18, 2013, 12:04:06 pm
True story, last summer my wife was teacing a class and a woman was complaining about all the hoopla over Armstrong. She went on to say she couldn't see what the big deal was, they gave him a medal in France after he landed on the moon, plus, he just died so why don't they leave him alone. True. My wife had nothing to say. This woman is upper management.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 18, 2013, 12:08:33 pm
Wow, I guess that woman doesn't get out much...

 :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on January 18, 2013, 12:26:25 pm
No, sad commentary on the knowledge of 50% of voters here in the U.S.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 18, 2013, 04:15:31 pm
One thing about grilling in the winter is that the beer doesn't get warm...it stays nice and cold.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on January 18, 2013, 08:52:00 pm
I evicted the rat from my grill. Had to clean it. The wife didn't believe that rat turds would add flavor....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 19, 2013, 05:25:05 am
I evicted the rat from my grill. Had to clean it. The wife didn't believe that rat turds would add flavor....

I'm sure that the turds would impart a lil extra 'something' to any meat that you would like to grill. Perhaps not the flavors that you were looking for, though.  :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on January 19, 2013, 06:35:38 am
Wouldn't that depend on what the rat was eating? Was this a grain fed rat or free range?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 25, 2013, 12:54:52 pm
I've been hearing these radio ads for Pearl Vision. They're touting their 'high definition' eyeglass lenses.

My glasses don't have these, does that mean that I'm seeing everything in standard definition or maybe even low def?   :o

Do I need 3-D glasses to see stuff in 3-D too?    8)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 26, 2013, 04:02:21 pm
Twit.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 01, 2013, 04:32:45 am
minus 5 degrees F here this morn along with a windchill of minus 15.    :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 01, 2013, 04:43:41 am
Very cold Twit..
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 01, 2013, 04:51:38 am
Not yet, soon though.

I'm going to sit in the hot tub this morn. Ain't nothing like sittin in that 103 degree water when it's that cold out. When it's this cold the entire room fills with steam mist as soon as I open her up. I may have to chip a lil ice off the lid first though.   
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on February 01, 2013, 04:52:16 am
Very cold Twit..
That's what she said.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 01, 2013, 07:18:17 am
Saw a beautiful sight on the way into work this morning. An ice crystal rainbow. Not a cloud in the sky, the car said that the temp was minus 3F and it looked something like this.

(http://home.comcast.net/~edwelda//pwpimages/.__350_232_Joson%20Images_Solar-halo3.gif)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on February 01, 2013, 09:49:30 am
minus 5 degrees F here this morn along with a windchill of minus 15.    :o

Mid 40's and dry here today in the PNW, a very pleasant ride into the office this morning.  :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 01, 2013, 10:19:14 am

Mid 40's and dry here today in the PNW, a very pleasant ride into the office this morning.  :)

Yabut, did you get to sit in a hot tub with your second cup of coffee?    :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on February 01, 2013, 10:40:19 am
Yabut, did you get to sit in a hot tub with your second cup of coffee?    :)

Yer mean.  :(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 01, 2013, 10:46:42 am

Yer mean.  :(

 :rotflmao:

 :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on February 01, 2013, 03:53:34 pm
Yabut, did you get to sit in a hot tub with your second cup of coffee?    :)
Must be a Silverdammit thing.  Deadend road, private lake, life is good.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on February 01, 2013, 05:19:21 pm
A wheel is a circular component that is intended to rotate on an axial bearing. The wheel is one of the main components of the wheel and axle which is one of the six simple machines. Wheels, in conjunction with axles, allow heavy objects to be moved easily facilitating movement or transportation while supporting a load, or performing labor in machines. Wheels are also used for other purposes, such as a ship's wheel, steering wheel, potter's wheel and flywheel.
 
Common examples are found in transport applications. A wheel greatly reduces friction by facilitating motion by rolling together with the use of axles. In order for wheels to rotate, a moment needs to be applied to the wheel about its axis, either by way of gravity, or by the application of another external force or torque.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 01, 2013, 07:57:45 pm
Wheels are still used as an archaic form of measurement throughout Mid-World and the Borderlands...


Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on February 01, 2013, 08:52:58 pm
Wheels are still used as an archaic form of measurement throughout Mid-World and the Borderlands...
I have a wheel that is attached to a foot counter and you roll it on the ground to get a measurement. Hardly archaic.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 02, 2013, 06:17:59 am
Wheels are still used as an archaic form of measurement throughout Mid-World and the Borderlands...

Yes and Roland, along with his Ka-tet, has walked many a wheel in these territories.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on February 02, 2013, 09:09:23 am
Drinking beer out at a buddy's farm yesterday. Nice view to wake up to everyday huh?

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/IMG_3182.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on February 02, 2013, 09:39:26 am
Hey, I know that Mountain!
(http://www.mrpepsi.com/razzi/mthood.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on February 02, 2013, 10:38:49 am
My wife and I are headed to a remote cabin in SE Ohio for the Superbowl weekend, wine, hot tub, steaks, hot tub, beer, hot tub, snow, hot tub. Did I mention it has a hot tub?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on February 02, 2013, 11:25:05 am
Hey, I know that Mountain!
([url]http://www.mrpepsi.com/razzi/mthood.jpg[/url])


Sweet... that reminds me of a ride through Northern AZ a few years ago. I stopped in the middle of the road for a pic op just as you are there, mind you this was out in the middle of no where's ville. I was just about to say 'Cheez' when a semi came rolling around the corner, slammed on the brakes, layed on the horn as I scurried around wondering to myself if it was more important to try and get the bike out of the way or just me. I damn near soiled myself, but luckily he was able to slow down enough and make it safely around my bike and me. I threw my arms in the air saying sorry as he went by. DOH!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 02, 2013, 01:54:23 pm
I have a wheel that is attached to a foot counter and you roll it on the ground to get a measurement. Hardly archaic.

Not that kind of wheel, Gsun.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 04, 2013, 04:37:47 am
We got our snowmobiles out for the first time this year yesterday. There was just barely enough snow, 4-5 inches. But it was still BIG fun!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Sgt Mac on February 13, 2013, 07:45:42 pm
Cool Ranch Doritos Tacos.............

http://www.ksl.com/?sid=24063650&nid=151&title=taco-bell-to-launch-cool-ranch-tacos-march-7&fm=home_page&s_cid=queue-17 (http://www.ksl.com/?sid=24063650&nid=151&title=taco-bell-to-launch-cool-ranch-tacos-march-7&fm=home_page&s_cid=queue-17)
https://www.facebook.com/tacobell (https://www.facebook.com/tacobell)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 14, 2013, 04:27:27 am
Drinking beer out at a buddy's farm yesterday. Nice view to wake up to everyday huh?

([url]http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/IMG_3182.jpg[/url])


Your buddy wouldn't let you sleep inside?    :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 20, 2013, 11:48:08 am
Surprise! Another Illinois politician heading off to prison.    >:(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on February 20, 2013, 12:16:32 pm
Surprise! Another Illinois politician heading off to prison.    >:(
wife too
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 20, 2013, 12:39:42 pm
wife too

At least there's a new twist on the same ole same ole.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on February 20, 2013, 03:31:59 pm
Surprise! Another Illinois politician heading off to prison.    >:(
The bastion of demcracy has criminal activity?  Shocking I say, shocking.  Next thing you know some community organizer will get it in his mind he can become president.   :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 20, 2013, 04:09:40 pm
Did you know that while the 168 and 194 bulbs are similar, the 168 burns brighter and doesn't last as long...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on February 20, 2013, 08:42:26 pm
Did you know that while the 168 and 194 bulbs are similar, the 168 burns brighter and doesn't last as long...
I've always been told I "Wasn't the brightest bulb on the tree", does this mean I'll be around for a long, really long time?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on February 20, 2013, 08:51:05 pm
Water doesn't compress.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on February 20, 2013, 10:04:57 pm
Clark Kent lived in the Standish Arms apartment building.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on February 21, 2013, 04:02:50 am
I thought he lived at the Arena.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 21, 2013, 04:44:48 am
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 21, 2013, 04:50:30 am
I've always been told I "Wasn't the brightest bulb on the tree", does this mean I'll be around for a long, really long time?

Same with me....and yes, sounds like both of us will be around for awhile.

This bulb issue came up last weekend.  I had a front side marker in the Rav go out.  Research showed that either bulb will work so I went with the 194 long life ones due to the amount of work required to replace them.  You have to remove the front wheel and the well plastic to reach up on the side to pull the darn thing out.  Did both of them.  Also did my daughters license plate lights (used 194LLs again).  They were a tad easier to get to.

I noticed this morning that one of the Prius front markers was out........Da***t!  No telling how hard these will be to get to.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 01, 2013, 07:57:19 pm
The Prius side markers were very easy to get to...

I just broke a tooth.  I hate it when that happens.  So far no pain.  It'll be Monday before I get it looked at....I hope.   That tooth was acting a bit funny for the last 6 months.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 01, 2013, 08:13:24 pm
I just broke a tooth.  I hate it when that happens.  So far no pain.  It'll be Monday before I get it looked at....I hope.   That tooth was acting a bit funny for the last 6 months.

Bummer, that sux Sparky, put some liquor on it, that should help.  :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on March 01, 2013, 08:17:42 pm
Did somebody say BEER  :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 02, 2013, 05:19:41 am
The Prius side markers were very easy to get to...

I just broke a tooth.  I hate it when that happens.  So far no pain.  It'll be Monday before I get it looked at....I hope.   That tooth was acting a bit funny for the last 6 months.

Those beer caps twist off you know? No need to get all macho and use your teeth.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on March 02, 2013, 05:53:52 am
I got 24 hrs of overtime today.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 04, 2013, 09:08:49 am
During the 1500s, poor families would urinate in a pot and at the end of the day this urine would be sold at the local tannery to tan animal hides. Some families were so poor that they "didn't have a pot to **** in" thus the term.

Fitting for frappy frugal farkeled out connie owners ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rhino on March 04, 2013, 09:12:20 am
During the 1500s, poor families would urinate in a pot and at the end of the day this urine would be sold at the local tannery to tan animal hides. Some families were so poor that they "didn't have a pot to **** in" thus the term.

Fitting for frappy frugal farkeled out connie owners ;D

I learn something new every day.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on March 04, 2013, 09:18:57 am
During the 1500s, poor families would urinate in a pot and at the end of the day this urine would be sold at the local tannery to tan animal hides. Some families were so poor that they "didn't have a pot to **** in" thus the term.

Fitting for frappy frugal farkeled out connie owners ;D
They can sell it to VW owners now.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: snarf on March 04, 2013, 09:26:44 am
Mind your p's and q's comes from English pubs and taverns of the seventeenth century. Bartenders would keep a watch on the alcohol consumption of the patrons; keeping an eye on the pints and quarts that were consumed. As a reminder to the patron :chugbeer:s, the bartender would recommend they "mind their Ps and Qs".
 :chugbeer:
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Post by: MrPepsi on March 04, 2013, 09:36:35 am
Mind your p's and q's comes from English pubs and taverns of the seventeenth century. Bartenders would keep a watch on the alcohol consumption of the patrons; keeping an eye on the pints and quarts that were consumed. As a reminder to the patron :chugbeer:s, the bartender would recommend they "mind their Ps and Qs".
 :chugbeer:

Nice, I heard this when I was a kid and always wondered if it was true.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: snarf on March 04, 2013, 09:51:34 am
After doing a quick search I found that there could be another explenation.

Another origin of the story of "mind your Ps and Qs" comes from early printing presses. Printers placed individual letters on a frame to print a page of text. The letters were reversed, making it easy to mistake lowercase ps and qs in setting the type. A reminder to stay watchful of the details could have come from this time as well.

I like to drink so I will judt stick with the first one.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 04, 2013, 10:15:58 am
My wife and I got our sleds out for two hours of snow drift bustin fun yesterday.

(http://www.zggtr.org/MGalleryItem.php?id=429)

It looks like tomorrow is gonna be a snow day off of work. Time to get those sleds out again!    ;D

...WINTER STORM WITH HEAVY SNOWFALL LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TUESDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST TUESDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TUESDAY TO
MIDNIGHT CST TUESDAY NIGHT. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...7 TO 10 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...SNOW MAY FALL HEAVILY AT TIMES ON TUESDAY AND TUESDAY
  EVENING. ACCUMULATION RATES OF 1 TO 1.5 INCHES PER HOUR ARE
  POSSIBLE AT TIMES MAKING SNOW REMOVAL DIFFICULT AND TRAVEL
  EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. THIS WILL POTENTIALLY IMPACT THE MORNING
  RUSH HOUR TUESDAY AND VERY LIKELY WILL IMPACT THE LATE AFTERNOON
  AND EARLY EVENING RUSH HOUR. NORTHERLY WINDS GUSTING TO 30 MPH
  AT TIMES LATER TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT WILL LIKELY CAUSE
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IN OPEN AREAS.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 05, 2013, 05:08:36 am
Snow day baby!

Yes sir! No work today and I still get paid.  ;D I'll be out on my sled later, after a leisurely workout and breakfast, maybe a nice soak in the hot tub first.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 05, 2013, 05:39:36 am
It will be snowing here on Wednesday, so they say.  Since I work out of the house, I won't be taking time off.  I think I'll do that on Friday, though....that is, take off.   Won't be any riding as there will be too much salt and sand on the road.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rhino on March 05, 2013, 07:16:36 am
I have a home office also. Snow day for me means I get the ATV out and plow the driveway between conference calls. I'm still outside on an ATV so it's still motorsports right?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 06, 2013, 04:17:26 am
Snowing here this morning.  Very wet snow.  The wife is in the RAV4 heading to work.  Roads aren't too bad yet....at least for the RAV.  Feds are closed but Dahlgren is open.  Directv doesn't work.  The snow is blocking the signal for now.....drats!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 06, 2013, 04:36:59 am
I'm beat today! You know that when you're out beating on those snow drifts with your sled that those drift beat back? It was a whole lotta fun though!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 06, 2013, 04:43:45 am
Directv is back on, thank goodness...  I got kids home today.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 06, 2013, 04:47:56 am
Directv is back on, thank goodness...  I got kids home today.

You dodged a bullet!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on March 06, 2013, 05:13:48 am
Directv is back on, thank goodness...  I got kids home today.

Does this mean you don't have to play in the snow?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 06, 2013, 05:26:50 am
Their mom will do that when she wakes up later this afternoon (she works nights), assuming that the snow is still there.  The temps are rising here, but it's snowing like all get out in the western part of the state.  My armor tends to get rusty in snow and I don't like the cold either anymore.  We're right on the snow/rain line at the moment.  Front Royal is getting plastered and Charlottesville has 20k out of power.  The winds are picking up which doesn't bode well with wet heavy snow.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on March 06, 2013, 05:53:12 am
Luck to you.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 06, 2013, 07:19:31 am
You too...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 06, 2013, 11:51:59 am
This is where I park my bike at work. Looks like it'll be a while before I get to do that.

(the sign is ~8' tall)

(http://www.zggtr.org/MGalleryItem.php?id=430)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 06, 2013, 01:38:54 pm
It would make a good you tube video if you tried, though.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rhino on March 07, 2013, 09:54:17 am
This is where I park my bike at work. Looks like it'll be a while before I get to do that.

(the sign is ~8' tall)

([url]http://www.zggtr.org/MGalleryItem.php?id=430[/url])


Where's the snowmobile parking?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 07, 2013, 10:09:28 am
Where's the snowmobile parking?

I could park it at the top of that mountain of snow. I wonder if my MC parking permit would suffice?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rhino on March 07, 2013, 03:18:08 pm
I could park it at the top of that mountain of snow. I wonder if my MC parking permit would suffice?

If you park at the top, who's going climb up there to give you a ticket? ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 07, 2013, 03:37:17 pm
If you park at the top, who's going climb up there to give you a ticket? ;D

Hey! That's good thinkin man!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 18, 2013, 10:24:25 pm
Sunny and fifty here today.  Got some dirt bike riding in, heading to the trails tomorow ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 19, 2013, 08:26:08 am
Last year on this date the high temp was in the mid 80's. That whole month was warm and I started riding at the end of Feb. Today's high temp is 20 with wind chills near zero all day.    :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on March 19, 2013, 10:27:20 am
Neil Young's "Hey, Hey, My, my" sprung from a guitar riff he played while jamming with the group DEVO after he appeared in one of their videos.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 19, 2013, 10:31:19 am
Keep On Rockin In The Free World came on the radio just as I was reading the above.    :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Riverdawg on March 19, 2013, 11:55:24 am
In parts of Australia, crawdads are called yabby's,  while rutabagas are called swedes.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on March 19, 2013, 12:31:59 pm
HONDA rules the earth. But BMW is a close second  :D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on March 19, 2013, 12:37:39 pm
While battling evil, its sometime necessary to suspend accepted values
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 19, 2013, 12:47:28 pm
I just ate a clementine, I love those things!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on March 19, 2013, 12:49:42 pm
Did she like it too?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 19, 2013, 12:52:04 pm
Of course!
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Post by: stevewfl on March 19, 2013, 12:55:10 pm
84 degrees today, hope she had her jacket liner out
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Riverdawg on March 19, 2013, 01:36:10 pm
Candy's sweet, but likker's quicker.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 20, 2013, 02:35:25 pm
Happy first day of Spring to one and all!

I saw the first motorcycle of the season this morn, it was 10 degrees.   :o  Guy on a Sportster, helmet, thin leather jacket, gloves, and jeans. He was out on the highway, 55 mph. I can't even imagine what the wind chill must have been like for him. I gotta admire his gumption but holy ****!

The roads around here are white with salt, no way I'm taking my bike out till we get a lil rain.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 20, 2013, 03:12:54 pm
Happy first day of Spring to one and all!

Happy first day of Spring indeed all!  :chugbeer:
 
I can tell it's Spring time, things are turning green around these parts today...  ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on March 22, 2013, 09:38:15 am
5 inches of lake effect snow on the ground at my house today, upwards of a foot in the snowbelt. Springtime in Cleveland, April is worse.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: turbojoe78 on March 24, 2013, 01:37:41 pm
Put my modified air box and 32mm carbs back on yesterday and took it for a short test ride. (second day of spring)

Today I took it to work for the first of many trips this new season ... nice to be back on two wheels again!   ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on March 24, 2013, 03:35:57 pm
Cut my lawn for the first time this year. Gotta pave over it.....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 24, 2013, 04:11:45 pm
Drained the hot tub :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on March 24, 2013, 04:24:04 pm
Watched the freezing rain and snow today.  :(        Didn't stick.  :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 24, 2013, 04:58:59 pm
Helped sort Legos with my grandson..
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 25, 2013, 04:28:16 am
Cut my lawn for the first time this year. Gotta pave over it.....

In Canada? My lawn is covered in snow.    :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 25, 2013, 04:29:19 am
Drained the hot tub :)

Did you fill her back up? My tub is about ready for a good cleaning too.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on March 25, 2013, 08:39:28 am
Found some previously unknown pics of my dads father from the 30's.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 25, 2013, 08:44:22 am
Did you fill her back up? My tub is about ready to a good cleaning too.
Not yet, I need a new cover, the old one has become water logged, the wife locked her keys in the house before work a couple of years ago and since we leave the bathroom window open a crack she decided the best way in was to stand on the hot tub >:(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 25, 2013, 08:48:26 am
Not yet, I need a new cover, the old one has become water logged, the wife locked her keys in the house before work a couple of years ago and since we leave the bathroom window open a crack she decided the best way in was to stand on the hot tub >:(

That's an expensive step ladder! I'm hoping to get one more year out of my cover. It's not water logged but the hinge is starting to crack.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 25, 2013, 08:51:38 am
I fixed the key problem with a keypad on the front door and as the urban sprawls towards us I have been reduced to locking everything.  FWIW, that really sucks and is part of the reason I chose my place of retirement on the far edge of the grid.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Riverdawg on March 25, 2013, 09:49:34 am
Small tornado tore the roof off the bin sorter at work this Saturday. Messed up a lot of wiring and flooded a lot of electrical panels.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on April 03, 2013, 11:52:01 am
I think that we had better send The Worm back over to North Korea before all hell breaks loose.    ::)

(http://por-img.cimcontent.net/api/assets/bin-200907/83c157d67509b3c3a3c326f2aebdc653.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on April 03, 2013, 12:49:19 pm
Fifth Third Bank. The Curious Bank. What the hell does that mean anyway?    ???
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 05, 2013, 03:04:34 pm
I am thinking of doing the unthinkable tomorrow or Sunday..........I'm going to wash the bike. 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on April 05, 2013, 03:49:41 pm
Put the hose down and step away from the chamois, Sir.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on April 06, 2013, 06:00:27 am
I am thinking of doing the unthinkable tomorrow or Sunday..........I'm going to wash the bike.

What the  :censored: ? Has hell froze over? Have pigs learned to fly? Are monkeys flying out of your butt?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 06, 2013, 07:11:11 am
North Korea may attack.  I have to be ready.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on April 06, 2013, 07:16:29 am
North Korea may attack.  I have to be ready.

There you go! Nothing says ready like a clean Silverdammit.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: CigarSki® on April 06, 2013, 08:00:02 am
The wife is slaving me out to replace some roofing shingles at her mothers house. I haven't touch a shingle in 30 years, this could get interesting, fast.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on April 06, 2013, 11:00:34 am
Raining here. I have an excuse to do nothing.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: connie1 on April 06, 2013, 11:12:59 am
Snowed here again yesterday.
Been pulling 18 hr days making sure the calves survive so you guys have steaks to devour after your rides.
Snow melt is way behind average, still have 2 feet across the fields and 8 ft drifts behind tree rows.  We had snow about a month early this winter (Oct 18) and there will definitely be snow left on Apr 18, making it 6 months.  Longest winter of my life.  Global warming my  :censored:.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on April 08, 2013, 09:59:51 am
Gary Cooper was really tall.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on April 28, 2013, 09:55:32 am
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qb7DN3kpl2o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb7DN3kpl2o#ws)

Figured the thread needed a little spicing up ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on April 28, 2013, 10:33:56 am
Figured the thread needed a little spicing up ;)
:rotflmao:

Surprising how clean they kept that commercial with a product like that.  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on April 28, 2013, 10:38:57 am
:rotflmao:

Surprising how clean they kept that commercial with a product like that.  ;D
Hey, you gave me a link and I ordered up, your turn ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on April 28, 2013, 11:08:09 am
Hey, you gave me a link and I ordered up, your turn ;)

Gonna have to pass on Touch over the Internet. That thing could be dangerous while riding.

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/itnut7/l_c59804d6869b57b495fed52a6636f7fb.jpg) (http://media.photobucket.com/user/itnut7/media/l_c59804d6869b57b495fed52a6636f7fb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on April 30, 2013, 09:33:43 am
top~
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on April 30, 2013, 09:50:02 am
poem about nothing

 I did everything I could
- which was nothing.
So there’s nothing left to do
- but do nothing.
In the place where you stood
- now there’s nothing.
Where there used to be you
- there’s just nothing.
When I wake up, beside me
- there’s nothing.
To fill up my time
- I’ve got nothing.
In my gut, deep inside me
- there’s nothing
except you. Girl, I tried
- it meant nothing.
When you left me,
you left me with nothing.

Jack Williams
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on April 30, 2013, 12:46:55 pm
As I was heading back to work after taking the bike out for a ride over my lunch hour some twitchy dude in a riced out WRX pulls up next to me at a in town stop light.

We're the first in line at the light on a 4 lane road and he's giving me the stink eye as he revs his car, begging me to race him. I nod and blip the throttle a couple of times. He hunkers in, waiting for the light to change as he revs a bit more. The light changes and he's off like a bat outta hell, squealing his tires in first and second. I mosey on along at a nice leisurely pace, never even breaking the 40 mph speed limit, laughing my ass off.

Where's a cop when you need one!?

I wasn't about to race this jerk in town. Besides, his car had not one but two spoilers. What chance would Connie have against two spoilers?    ::)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on April 30, 2013, 12:52:49 pm
I liked the Plymouth Superbird more than the Dodge Daytona Charger.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ManWorkinghere on April 30, 2013, 01:11:43 pm
I liked the Plymouth Superbird more than the Dodge Daytona Charger.

I had an Plymouth Superbird Aurora HO scale slot car and one brother had a Daytona Charger.  Both could sail off the track majestically should a liberal amount of speed be applied...
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Orig-Aurora-AFX-HO-Slot-Car-1969-Dodge-Charger-Daytona-EX-Plus-No-Reserve-/00/s/MjY0WDU5Mg==/z/6pIAAOxy79JRfys6/$(KGrHqIOKpcFFymklMR9BRfys6OVyw~~60_3.JPG)(http://www.slotcarsillustrated.com/misterconey_box_group_item/BOX_23_GROUP_10_ITEM_08_TYCO_RICHARD_PETTY_43_PLYMOUTH_SUPERBIRD_SLOT_CAR_RUNNER.JPG)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on April 30, 2013, 08:02:00 pm
I had AFX cars back in the 70's. Just before I stopped using them, they came out with cars that used the motor magnets to adhere to the steel wires in the track, you could nail the throttle all the way around the track and never come off. No fun, no skill involved. Now, back to nothing. 

I think the slower cyclic rate of the M2 .50 caliber is sexy. I think the MG42 is demonic. I think the M61 Vulcan is a look at hell.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on April 30, 2013, 10:29:45 pm


I think the slower cyclic rate of the M2 .50 caliber is sexy. I think the MG42 is demonic. I think the M61 Vulcan is a look at hell.
And the M242 Chaingun (the real Bushmaster 25mm) makes the Ma Deuce look like a dehydrated .22 :)  Standard version 1, 100, and 200 RPM, beef up the motor to 5 HP and yuo double that rate.  Incredibly powerfull and with all the gee whiz bang 'lectronic sight and ranging aids deadly accurate at ranges that are mind numbing.  Put in a box of AP DU rounds and nothing rolling within sight is safe...  Imagine sitting on top of a Bradley in an indoor range (Pictinny Arsenal) up on the turret doing 100 RPMs.  Ever see a dog hanging it's head outside a car window at sixty??

And yes, the M2s rate of fire is awesome, but then again so was the M60, when it was properly headspaced, which was seldom due to the rotating locking method used.  If I had a dime for every barrel and bolt I replaced.  I was as happy as said hound dog when the M240B came out.  I was madder than a hornet when the US bowed to NATO pressure and went to the M9, luckily SOCOM kept the 1911 option open, which is still in use today by todays finest, albeit in the form of a Kimber of NM version, but still dropping bad guys over 100 years after it's intro to the world...  And then we have the M3A1 Grease gun (M3 had a failure prone charging lever, A1 variant just cut a large opening on the outside front portion of the bolt).  The M3 took an artist to fire effectively as it had a climbing rate of fire, being as it fired from the open bolt position (massive bolt) the first shot invariably went low, second shot high, and with much control the rounds eventually found there way to the target.  I think it was designed for tankers to convince them to keep their tanks on the tracks and in good working order.  I'll save older machine guns and mortars for later, but in closing, canning the 4.2 was akin to replacing the M60.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on May 01, 2013, 05:17:44 am
I like old stuff. ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on May 01, 2013, 08:27:27 pm
There is a movie being shot in Vancouver that is huge. They have money to burn. There were 650 extras plus the cast crew up on our local mountain for a shot of some kind. The working title is Nautilus. It is actually a new Godzilla movie. One scene involved a helicopter and I can still hear it going up and down tonight.
The next big one is called Tomorrowland. Disney. Heard it may be the biggest movie ever made here. Scheduled for a 5 month shoot.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on May 03, 2013, 06:46:59 am
Some wheelbarrow tires are tubeless.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 03, 2013, 09:49:01 am
The guys from the Eagles must be running out of money again...

Starting at over $200 EACH for tickets. This price is with special presale discounts only.     :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: garfield1974 on May 05, 2013, 03:02:51 pm
Safety First  ;D

(http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae220/taz1974/264562_10151593337678330_2118837359_n_zps51bdc2d2.jpg) (http://s973.photobucket.com/user/taz1974/media/264562_10151593337678330_2118837359_n_zps51bdc2d2.jpg.html)

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Post by: VirginiaJim on May 06, 2013, 01:47:21 pm
It's starting to rain here in King George, VA.
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Post by: Son of Pappy on May 06, 2013, 04:19:26 pm
92 yesterday in Roy, WA.  I miss the rain :(
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Post by: Conrad on May 09, 2013, 09:23:36 am
I was riding home yesterday, leaving work and waiting in line to turn right at the light. McDonalds on one side of the street Pizza Hut on the other. I'm on the side of the street with the Hut. I catch some movement out of the corner of mine eye in the grass by the Hut. I turn to look and a red tailed hawk had swooped in and grabbed something out of the grass not 10 feet from me. The hawk flew off just in front of me, almost close enough to touch. I couldn't make out what it had in it's talons but what ever it was got ripped to shreds in the tree near McDonalds. Very cool to see something like this in town!
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Post by: Gsun on May 09, 2013, 08:37:06 pm
One less rat in your town. Send the hawk over to my house.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 10, 2013, 09:13:34 am
As I was parking the bike this morning in the designated MC parking here at work some kid on a lil Honda parked next to me. He looked over at me and said, "damn, that thing is huge!"

I replied, "that's what she said."

He didn't get it.    ::)
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Post by: gPink on May 10, 2013, 09:22:33 am
Women who know me call me 'Mr Big'.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 10, 2013, 09:35:59 am
As I was parking the bike this morning in the designated MC parking here at work some kid on a lil Honda parked next to me. He looked over at me and said, "damn, that thing is huge!"

I replied, "that's what she said."

He didn't get it.    ::)
You offered? :o :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 10, 2013, 09:42:04 am
You offered? :o :o

 ???

I offered a joke that he didn't get. If you have to 'splain it to Lucy, it ain't funny no more.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 10, 2013, 12:43:07 pm
That's worth  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: .
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Post by: Son of Pappy on May 11, 2013, 02:59:51 pm
He didn't get it.    ::)

 You offered "it" ? ;) ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 12, 2013, 05:35:26 am
You offered "it" ? ;) ;D


(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQsI7LxlkDL_8ZeubzH5wmIOXUKd20vTM-IDCI8b76WoQ7CZzqBHw)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 13, 2013, 05:07:54 pm
I asked my grandson to get a beer for me while I was grilling some chicken today.  He went inside, got it from my wife, and brought it to me.  Life is good.
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Post by: gPink on May 13, 2013, 06:03:28 pm
For your amusement.

http://youtu.be/EiECSoLrDSk (http://youtu.be/EiECSoLrDSk)
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Post by: ZG on May 13, 2013, 06:13:08 pm
I asked my grandson to get a beer for me while I was grilling some chicken today.  He went inside, got it from my wife, and brought it to me.  Life is good.

Good times indeed Sparky!  :chugbeer:

How much of it was left when he made it to you?  :-\
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Post by: Gumby on May 13, 2013, 09:19:32 pm
Good times indeed Sparky!  :chugbeer:

How much of it was left when he made it to you?  :-\
Ya know Jay, some kids aren't like you and I use to be.... :rotflmao: :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on May 13, 2013, 09:55:57 pm
Ya know Jay, some kids aren't like you and I use to be.... :rotflmao: :chugbeer:

True indeed bro, we were even smarter, we would go get the beer, slam half of it real quick, then fill it back to the top with water so that they wouldn't know...  ;) ;D :chugbeer:
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Post by: Son of Pappy on May 13, 2013, 10:02:33 pm
True indeed bro, we were even smarter, we would go get the beer, slam half of it real quick, then fill it back to the top with water so that they wouldn't know...  ;) ;D :chugbeer:
Nope, the kid actually got 2 beers, stashed one for the road and served the other ;)
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Post by: Gsun on May 13, 2013, 10:52:07 pm
True indeed bro, we were even smarter, we would go get the beer, slam half of it real quick, then fill it back to the top with water so that they wouldn't know...  ;) ;D :chugbeer:
They must have been used to drinking Bud.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 14, 2013, 04:17:44 am
Michelob....   and he's not to that age where I wouldn't trust him with that.  He hasn't been subverted by his classmates in third grade yet, either (thank goodness).  He's a good kid.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 14, 2013, 04:32:50 am
True indeed bro, we were even smarter, we would go get the beer, slam half of it real quick, then fill it back to the top with water so that they wouldn't know...  ;) ;D :chugbeer:

So it was you guys who invented 'lite' beer eh?
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Post by: Son of Pappy on May 14, 2013, 07:58:14 am
So it was you guys who invented 'lite' beer eh?
Ang Gumby is still brewing off that recipe ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 14, 2013, 08:36:33 am
65 degrees and sunny on the ride into work this morning. I came thisclose to saying the hell with work and just kept on riding.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 14, 2013, 08:37:31 am
65 degrees and sunny on the ride into work this morning. I came thisclose to saying the hell with work and just kept on riding.
How many days till retirement?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 14, 2013, 08:46:13 am
How many days till retirement?

I was planning on retiring on 11/1/13 but after meeting with my advisor he suggested that I wait till 1/1/2014. That's only two more calendar months but since we close up for two weeks here at work (and still get paid) for Christmas, and two days for Thanksgiving, I'll only be working a ~month and a half more. Plus if I do this I'll get ~$70 more per month for the rest of my life.    ;D
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Post by: Son of Pappy on May 14, 2013, 09:16:40 am
I was planning on retiring on 11/1/13 but after meeting with my advisor he suggested that I wait till 1/1/2014. That's only two more calendar months but since we close up for two weeks here at work (and still get paid) for Christmas, and two days for Thanksgiving, I'll only be working a ~month and a half more. Plus if I do this I'll get ~$70 more per month for the rest of my life.    ;D
Food, water, sleep, all over rated.  Retirement?  Way under rated ;D ;D ;D  Lost out on the Lee Parks instructor clinic so I am making up for it by doing the CO Back Country Discovery Route, GS is being trailered there (don't want to toast the knobbies), I fly into CO Springs on the 4th of June, spend a couple days with my oldest daughter and grandbaby, ride the BDR, do/attend a ADV Seminar in Idaho, ride home, shower, head to our last ADV Camp :)  Life is good ;)
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Post by: Conrad on May 14, 2013, 09:40:31 am
Food, water, sleep, all over rated.  Retirement?  Way under rated ;D ;D ;D  Lost out on the Lee Parks instructor clinic so I am making up for it by doing the CO Back Country Discovery Route, GS is being trailered there (don't want to toast the knobbies), I fly into CO Springs on the 4th of June, spend a couple days with my oldest daughter and grandbaby, ride the BDR, do/attend a ADV Seminar in Idaho, ride home, shower, head to our last ADV Camp :)  Life is good ;)

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 14, 2013, 01:53:57 pm
I've had enough of this office! It's too nice outside to be stuck inside, I'm going for a ride.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on May 15, 2013, 04:30:19 am
Have fun!
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Post by: Conrad on May 15, 2013, 04:35:19 am
I did, thank you!    :D
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Post by: Conrad on May 21, 2013, 11:15:37 am
There sure are a lot of C14s for sale in the for sale section!
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Post by: gPink on May 21, 2013, 11:29:39 am
There sure are a lot of C14s for sale in the for sale section!
We might be breaking in a bunch of noobs before summer's over.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on May 21, 2013, 11:44:13 am
I found some real nice roads in south central PA over the weekend. Hated to come back to Ohio.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 13, 2013, 04:42:05 pm
My wife wanted to know what to do with the little bit of Coke left in the Fridge.  I said I have just the thing.....Bacardi rum!  She said you've already had two beers.  I said, I don't see your point.  The Coke is now gone along with some rum and I've thrown the Coke bottle in with the recylcables.  Everyone wins.
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Post by: ZG on June 13, 2013, 07:10:12 pm
My wife wanted to know what to do with the little bit of Coke left in the Fridge.  I said I have just the thing.....Bacardi rum!  She said you've already had two beers.  I said, I don't see your point.  The Coke is now gone along with some rum and I've thrown the Coke bottle in with the recylcables.  Everyone wins.

 ;D :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 14, 2013, 04:32:53 am
And then she brought me a martini down as I was assembling my grandson's xbox.  A typical night at home.
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Post by: Strawboss on June 14, 2013, 02:12:34 pm
I spent the better part of an hour repairing my digital weight reloading scale soldering a connection, calibrating it, putting it back together. I figured it wouldn't hurt to confirm my math and powder measure with an old fashioned mechanical scale. The same. Duh.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 04, 2013, 07:16:12 am
Was up on the roof, cleaning out my vent stacks (sounds a bit strange but true nevertheless) and did something to my lower left back.  Thought I was going to have to call the fire dept to get me down but I made it with the help of my wife.. 

Dr. Smith's Pain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKwwcCpa2Ag#)

Jonathan Harris interview (Lost In Space) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbisA4Zw7ko#)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on July 04, 2013, 07:23:56 am
A slight problem with the local wildlife...

angry elephant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M55wHpPXWF8#ws)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 06, 2013, 11:36:36 am
I was sorting out some stuff in the basement archives when I came across my old slide rule  (Versalog Teledyne Post 44CA-600) that I used in tech school back in the fall/winter of '74.  It came complete with leather case.  Well, I decided to look up how to use it on the 'net and low and behold I was able to figure out how to multiply 2.3 x 3.4.  You can of course imagine my excitement as I went upstairs to impress my wife with my new found knowledge.  So I came in the bedroom and said 'Guess what this can do?  I can multiply 2.3 x 3.4!'  She looked at me and replied 'I thought you were going to measure something else.'  I had nothing after that....but a good laugh.  Not about the something else, but about the slide ruler itself.'   Let's be totally clear about that.

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Post by: Son of Pappy on July 06, 2013, 11:55:16 am
Just be carefull, I'd hate to read of a zipper like issue from a slide rule :o
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Post by: VirginiaJim on July 06, 2013, 12:13:11 pm
 :yikes: ouch!
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Post by: MrPepsi on July 06, 2013, 05:09:04 pm
GF had a garage sale today which I had to help with. She made $185 and only eight hours of work.
 :-[
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Post by: gPink on July 06, 2013, 07:03:43 pm
I hate it when Yoda dies.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on July 06, 2013, 09:05:20 pm
Yoda died?
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Post by: Gsun on July 06, 2013, 10:17:53 pm
Rot repair on the house again. Not a lot this year, but I hate it. Every year it's something. Last year was bad. Complete reno 6 years ago. Inside and out. Didn't stop it. Pacific Northwet.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on July 07, 2013, 12:02:32 am
When 600 years you become... oh forget it.
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Post by: gPink on July 07, 2013, 05:23:03 am
900
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on July 07, 2013, 07:26:31 am
I was sorting out some stuff in the basement archives when I came across my old slide rule  (Versalog Teledyne Post 44CA-600) that I used in tech school back in the fall/winter of '74.  It came complete with leather case.  Well, I decided to look up how to use it on the 'net and low and behold I was able to figure out how to multiply 2.3 x 3.4.  You can of course imagine my excitement as I went upstairs to impress my wife with my new found knowledge.  So I came in the bedroom and said 'Guess what this can do?  I can multiply 2.3 x 3.4!'  She looked at me and replied 'I thought you were going to measure something else.'  I had nothing after that....but a good laugh.  Not about the something else, but about the slide ruler itself.'   Let's be totally clear about that.

 :rotflmao:

I remember learning how to use a slide rule. Just when I got it figured out, calculators started getting real cheap.   :o

"basement archives". I like that.   :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 07, 2013, 07:35:14 am
I was down there again this morning sorting things out.  'Found' some sort of test instrument my father purloined from his AF career.  Can't quite make out what it does, could be a pre-historic battery checker used in the 50's.  Found my old IBM test meter complete with case (no leads though, but does have the IBM logo on the front).  Found a Lansky knife sharpening kit (only used once....too much blood involved).  Found a Garcia-Mitchell 308 spinning reel I used as a teenager.   So many treasures, so little time.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on July 07, 2013, 07:46:39 am
I was down there again this morning sorting things out.  'Found' some sort of test instrument my father purloined from his AF career.  Can't quite make out what it does, could be a pre-historic battery checker used in the 50's.  Found my old IBM test meter complete with case (no leads though, but does have the IBM logo on the front).  Found a Lansky knife sharpening kit (only used once....too much blood involved).  Found a Garcia-Mitchell 308 spinning reel I used as a teenager.   So many treasures, so little time.

Most of my teen year treasures were thrown out by my mom after I joined the Army and my mom and dad moved. Don't worry, I found them again. My mom and dad, not my treasures.    ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on July 07, 2013, 12:04:28 pm
So, Jim, whatcha doing with the Lansky?  Best system ever...
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Post by: VirginiaJim on July 08, 2013, 05:05:11 am
It was gathering dust in the archives.  Forgot I even had it.
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Post by: Gsun on July 13, 2013, 09:23:19 pm
Water pressure went way down tonight. Walked up the street - main was broken and a crew was putting a clamp on it. Enough excitement.
Geeezzz...my life is boring!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: BruceR on July 13, 2013, 10:44:22 pm
A thread about nothing at all?   That's really something.
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Post by: Son of Pappy on July 13, 2013, 10:47:48 pm
What is todays "Sum of Nothing"?
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Post by: gPink on July 14, 2013, 05:27:58 am
bho
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Post by: Sgt Mac on July 14, 2013, 08:59:25 am
I put the stock exhaust on the bike to ship it to Italy, after riding it for a bit and getting used to it, I reinstalled the V&H CS One today. Man what a difference, not annoyingly loud but it does have a nice deep, throaty growl to it.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on July 14, 2013, 10:33:27 am
Filled out a police form to stop my idiot in-laws from calling my house.
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Post by: B.D.F. on July 14, 2013, 07:11:00 pm
The ubiquitous bar code is printed on just about everything these days. In fact, I don't think you could retail items without a bar code- how would one check the item out of the store?

The origins of the bar code system are interesting; they of course started off being used on the sides of railroad cars. Railroad cars? Yep, railroad cars. They were used in an automated system where rail cars carried a steel plate on each side, and on that plate were individual bands of specific colors and patterns. See here: http://www.nakina.net/other/aci/aci.html (http://www.nakina.net/other/aci/aci.html)  The plates were scanned by an automated system as the cars passed, and the data collected. The system was in use as early as the 1960's, which actually predates the microprocessor, but was eventually discarded due to the difficulty in reading dirty, damaged or even missing bar codes.

As to modern bar codes on things like consumer products, well that started with Wrigley's chewing gum, the very first mass produced item to carry a modern bar code- back in 1974, long before there was anything in the way of automated scanning systems to read it.

Brian
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Post by: Son of Pappy on July 14, 2013, 10:29:02 pm
Go figure, eh? ;D
http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?chl=A+thread+about+nothing+at+all%21%21&chs=200x200&cht=qr&chld=H%7C0 (http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?chl=A+thread+about+nothing+at+all%21%21&chs=200x200&cht=qr&chld=H%7C0)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on July 15, 2013, 04:44:51 am
My neighbor has been putting a new roof on his two story house, he does this for a living. He fell off the roof yesterday, from the second story to the first. I ended up having to call 911 for the ambulance. His wife and son (his son is a trained EMT first responder) were seeing to him on the roof of the first story. He seemed to be unconscious for a little while but came around and climbed down the ladder on his own. The EMTs were checking him out and he seemed to be ok, at first. Then he collapsed and they took him away on a backboard. I really hope that he's going to be ok. 
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Post by: VirginiaJim on July 15, 2013, 05:59:54 am
He falls off roofs for a living?
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Post by: BruceR on July 15, 2013, 06:49:10 am
He falls off roofs for a living?

Gotta be a better way to earn a paycheck....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on July 15, 2013, 08:37:45 am
He falls off roofs for a living?

Gotta be a better way to earn a paycheck....

He's not all that good at it but he did make a lot of noise on the way down!   :(
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Post by: VirginiaJim on July 15, 2013, 08:45:32 am
Hopefully he'll pull through, though.  Falling two stories can hurt.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on July 19, 2013, 07:49:31 pm
Doing a software upgrade in Blackstone, VA this evening and tomorrow.  Damn DVD unit up and died.  Reads CDs but not DVDs.  I think it's got snooty.  Called IBM and they're bringing a new unit in tomorrow morning.  Going to set me back a few hours.  I hate it when that happens.  Pisses me right royally.

Before the checkpoint, I passed several signs stating 'Tank Crossing'.  You don't see that every day.  Also got to see some tanks just hanging.  Them suckers are big!  This was going through Camp Pickett...

On the way to the hotel on 40 east I got stopped by a checkpoint manned by Sheriff's deputies (that's right Max, Sheriff's deputies).  They weren't busy and I'm really glad I didn't have a beer with that meal in Blackstone.

Saw a maroon C14 on 360 heading towards Richmond on the way to Blackstone.

Not riding.  Thought it was going to rain.  :doh: :censored:     Just as well, I had too much equipment to tote around.  Needed it too.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on July 23, 2013, 10:01:34 am
Is there anyone beside me who doesn't give two shits about the new royal baby?

"World awaits first glimpse of Kate and William's royal baby boy"

 ::)
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Post by: ManWorkinghere on July 23, 2013, 10:23:38 am
did you wave on Friday?  Your picture was being taken.... from a long, long way away.

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/68899000/jpg/_68899415_68899414.jpg)


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23419543 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23419543)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on July 23, 2013, 10:43:58 am
did you wave on Friday?  Your picture was being taken.... from a long, long way away.

([url]http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/68899000/jpg/_68899415_68899414.jpg[/url])


[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23419543[/url] ([url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23419543[/url])



I gave Saturn the finger, and not my ring finger either.  ;D

If you squint and look really close at the pic, you can see me.
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Post by: MrPepsi on July 23, 2013, 10:52:29 am

If you squint and look really close at the pic, you can see me.

I did, and I gave you the finger.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on July 23, 2013, 10:56:38 am
 >:(     :)
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Post by: MrPepsi on July 23, 2013, 11:01:52 am
And not my ring finger either. ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on July 23, 2013, 02:11:57 pm
Is there anyone beside me who doesn't give two shits about the new royal baby?

 ???

Are you talking about that Fred guy that use to be on here?  :-\
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on July 23, 2013, 02:40:35 pm
???

Are you talking about that Fred guy that use to be on here?  :-\

 :rotflmao:  :rotflmao:  :rotflmao:  :rotflmao:  :rotflmao:  :rotflmao:
 :rotflmao:  :rotflmao:  :rotflmao:  :rotflmao:  :rotflmao:  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on July 23, 2013, 05:36:40 pm
Hey, what's it called when the shower curtain wraps inward around you instead of hanging straight when you are taking a shower? I hate that.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 23, 2013, 06:41:28 pm
Is there anyone beside me who doesn't give two shits about the new royal baby?

"World awaits first glimpse of Kate and William's royal baby boy"

 ::)

 >:(   I thought a bit more about this and  :battle:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on July 23, 2013, 06:44:02 pm
There ya' go- I didn't fix it up for ya' but I did make it more amusing....

Brian


<snip>

....hanging straight when you are taking a shower? I hate that.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on July 23, 2013, 07:38:52 pm
So, I amuse you like a clown? ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 23, 2013, 07:43:04 pm
 :rotflmao:   This is getting good...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on July 23, 2013, 08:05:30 pm
You wanting to start something here? ;D
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Post by: Gsun on July 23, 2013, 10:30:00 pm
Looking at a dual flush toilet. Going to try the Toto Rowan. Any comments? Maybe I should rephrase that...anybody have one?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on July 24, 2013, 04:28:31 am
>:(   I thought a bit more about this and  :battle:

There's your problem right there...
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Post by: VirginiaJim on July 24, 2013, 04:30:29 pm
 ;D
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 06, 2013, 04:11:02 am
I'm watching the Endeavour detective series (Inspector Morse as a young detective constable) on Masterpiece Theatre.  It takes place in early 60's Oxford.  The music is phenomenal as is the cinematography (typical of British TV shows).  It's really making me nostalgic for the mother country as I was there during that time period as a kid at RAF Upper Heyford.  I keep expecting to see contrails and hear the jet noise of SAC Reflex B-47s stationed there during the height of the Cold War.  Heck, I may have even been to Oxford at that time (if so, I don't remember it, unfortunately).  They mentioned Biscester last night.  We used to go there for shopping and to catch the train to Ipswich and London.  Sigh....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on August 12, 2013, 05:21:04 am
I was working in the yard yesterday and I found a 1875 Indian Head penny. It's of no great value but it's a cool find none the less.    :)

The one I found doesn't look anywhere near as good as this but you get the idea.

(http://www.coinstudy.com/image-files/1875-indian-head-penny-value-top.gif)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 12, 2013, 06:08:07 am
My advice....if you found that, the pot of gold could be very nearby.  Get yourself a metal detector and start digging up your yard.
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Post by: Conrad on August 12, 2013, 08:31:28 am
My advice....if you found that, the pot of gold could be very nearby.  Get yourself a metal detector and start digging up your yard.

My wife suggested that as a retirement hobby.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 12, 2013, 10:21:27 am
Why wait?  Those detectors aren't that high...I say do it!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on August 12, 2013, 10:49:00 am
Why wait?  Those detectors aren't that high...I say do it!

As long as I can wear black socks with sandals while searching for treasure, I'm in!    :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on August 12, 2013, 10:58:05 am
Mergers suck. No matter how exciting it seems, I think they just suck.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 12, 2013, 11:20:02 am
As long as I can wear black socks with sandals while searching for treasure, I'm in!    :o

With all the money you'll find, you can afford to not wear socks!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on August 12, 2013, 11:28:01 am
With all the money you'll find, you can afford to not wear socks!

 :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on August 12, 2013, 07:03:40 pm
Mergers suck. No matter how exciting it seems, I think they just suck.

Are Coke and Pepsi merging?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 13, 2013, 04:43:47 am
Shudder the thought...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on August 13, 2013, 04:54:06 am
Are Coke and Pepsi merging?

What would they call it, Poke?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 13, 2013, 05:04:49 am
That name has been taken.  There can be no other 'Poke'.  I won't allow it.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on August 13, 2013, 05:32:07 am
Why is it that so many companies are touting their use of sea salt these days, as if it's healthier? Doesn't all salt come from the sea? 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 13, 2013, 05:35:43 am
I use both sea and Kosher salts...but yes, you're right, they all came from a sea or ocean at some point before they reached the shaker.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Pilgrim on August 13, 2013, 07:01:09 am
"Salt is generally produced one of three ways: deep-shaft mining, solution mining or solar evaporation."
ref http://www.maldonsalt.co.uk/Education%20and%20Fun%20Where%20Salt%20Comes%20From.html (http://www.maldonsalt.co.uk/Education%20and%20Fun%20Where%20Salt%20Comes%20From.html)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on August 13, 2013, 08:34:43 am
"Salt is generally produced one of three ways: deep-shaft mining, solution mining or solar evaporation."
ref [url]http://www.maldonsalt.co.uk/Education%20and%20Fun%20Where%20Salt%20Comes%20From.html[/url] ([url]http://www.maldonsalt.co.uk/Education%20and%20Fun%20Where%20Salt%20Comes%20From.html[/url])


I know of the salt mines but originally, that salt came from a ocean. All salt is sea salt.

I took a look at that link and the very first sentence needs some work.

"Salt is one of the few useful and abundant minerals on earth."

So there are only a few useful minerals on earth?     :o

Did you know that under the city of Detroit (and the great lakes) is one of the largest, if not THE largest, salt deposits in the world?

http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/anthropology-and-history/news-salt-city-1200-feet-beneath-detroit (http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/anthropology-and-history/news-salt-city-1200-feet-beneath-detroit)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on August 14, 2013, 11:45:50 am
Trader Joe's Wasabi Wow trail mix is some damn good stuff!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iynFOVMUL._SX300_.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ManWorkinghere on August 15, 2013, 10:19:13 am
Trader Joe's Wasabi Wow trail mix is some damn good stuff!

([url]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iynFOVMUL._SX300_.jpg[/url])


Aldi's carries Southern Grove's Trail Mix that is fine snacking too.
(http://aldi.us/us/media/offers/01_10_05_16/051910_5072_TrailMix_D.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on August 15, 2013, 10:21:33 am
Aldi's carries Southern Grove's Trail Mix that is fine snacking too.
([url]http://aldi.us/us/media/offers/01_10_05_16/051910_5072_TrailMix_D.jpg[/url])


I saw that wasabi mix at Aldi's last week when my wife and I were there. I was wondering if it was any good. Thanks for the tip.    :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Sgt Mac on August 15, 2013, 12:25:43 pm
Cracker nuts....battered peanuts deep fried in butter...best snack ever.

(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9030/c157bbac1ce1a3025444822.jpg)

(http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/DSC01862v.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on August 15, 2013, 01:19:59 pm
That sounds good Mac!

I just checked and Amazon sells 'em.

They even have BBQ flavor.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511HnxUETLL._SL500_SS100_.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Sgt Mac on August 16, 2013, 11:36:46 am
Adobo is the best!!!


Used to get them at the little Korean grocer that sold me kimchi and 'cooking' wine (soju) for less than a buck a bag. Now I depend on Amazon for just about everything I can no longer find locally.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Sgt Mac on August 16, 2013, 11:43:29 am
Wish my 20 year old boy would take some of this advice.


Ashton Kutcher Acceptance Speech - Teen Choice Awards 2013 (High Quality) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuBSRC1zpHw#ws)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 16, 2013, 12:04:24 pm
Ain't that the truth.  I wish I had bought stock when they were less well known.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on August 16, 2013, 12:07:08 pm
Wish my 20 year old boy would take some of this advice.


Ashton Kutcher Acceptance Speech - Teen Choice Awards 2013 (High Quality) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuBSRC1zpHw#ws[/url])


Wait, a Hollywood person giving good real world advice and making sense? Who-duh-thunk-it?     :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on August 16, 2013, 03:12:45 pm
WOW, I always thought he was a tool. I will eat those words cause that is some good advice to throw out, especially at the Teen Choice Awards.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on August 16, 2013, 09:18:05 pm
Very cool. Going to pass that on to my kids.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on August 23, 2013, 09:18:49 am
In my little town yesterday my weather station reported that we had 5 inches of rain in less than 6 hours (verified by another weather station) and at 6:20a the rain rate was 4.8 inches/hour. It was flat out pouring man!!!    :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on August 23, 2013, 09:26:46 am
Aldi's carries Southern Grove's Trail Mix that is fine snacking too.
([url]http://aldi.us/us/media/offers/01_10_05_16/051910_5072_TrailMix_D.jpg[/url])


I got couple bags of the Aldi stuff. It was less expensive than the Trader Joe's stuff. I haven't tasted it yet though. 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on September 05, 2013, 09:43:29 am
They're building a new police station across the street from the building I work in, it's near completion.

You'll never guess what else is being built less than a block away.

Dunkin Donuts.    :)

Coincidence? I think not...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on October 22, 2013, 04:52:58 am
no riding today. Snow and rain for most of the day. No accumulation but the roads are gonna be nasty.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 22, 2013, 04:56:46 am
the BEARS lost..  And I just figured out how to run my Fujitsu fi-4120C in XP mode on my Win7 PC at home.  I must say that I like it alot!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on October 22, 2013, 05:16:41 am
the BEARS lost..  And I just figured out how to run my Fujitsu fi-4120C in XP mode on my Win7 PC at home.  I must say that I like it alot!

Yes Jim, thank for that football report, I already knew. I didn't get to watch the game but I did listen to it on the radio while driving back from Door County, Wisconsin. The Fall colors up there were amazing!


Why would you want to use XP mode? I just got a new laptop too. Dell 15R w/win7 pro. I like it a lot too.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 22, 2013, 07:10:00 am
No scanner drivers for the Fujitsu on W7...and it's such a nice scanner.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on October 22, 2013, 11:09:16 am
no riding today. Snow and rain for most of the day. No accumulation but the roads are gonna be nasty.


Bummer for you C, low 70's blue sky and full sun here in the beautiful PNW.  8)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on October 22, 2013, 11:11:04 am

Bummer for you C, low 70's blue sky and full sun here in the beautiful PNW.  8)

It's snowing right at the moment and the temp is a balmy 35.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on October 22, 2013, 11:12:17 am
It's snowing right at the moment and the temp is a balmy 35.


 :o    :(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on October 22, 2013, 11:18:04 am

Bummer for you C, low 70's blue sky and full sun here in the beautiful PNW.  8)

It is very odd to hear "no rain in the seven day forecast" every morning in October. The bike is going to see lots of pavement this winter if this keeps up.  :thumbs:

I am almost as happy as this girl.

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y462/staffpicks/Animated_GIFs/so_excited.gif) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/staffpicks/media/Animated_GIFs/so_excited.gif.html)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on October 22, 2013, 11:25:29 am
It's snowing right at the moment and the temp is a balmy 35.
65 and sunny down south
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on October 22, 2013, 11:30:53 am
Cat went in for surgery today. Bladder stones. I can't believe, I'm like a worried father.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on October 22, 2013, 11:43:32 am
It is very odd to hear "no rain in the seven day forecast" every morning in October. The bike is going to see lots of pavement this winter if this keeps up.  :thumbs:

I am almost as happy as this girl.

([url]http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y462/staffpicks/Animated_GIFs/so_excited.gif[/url]) ([url]http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/staffpicks/media/Animated_GIFs/so_excited.gif.html[/url])


Wow, she IS happy!   :P

She must have heard that I only have 40 days left to work till I retire.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on October 22, 2013, 11:44:21 am
Cat went in for surgery today. Bladder stones. I can't believe, I'm like a worried father.

God luck to your cat B!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on October 22, 2013, 11:52:17 am
Thanks Conrad.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on October 22, 2013, 02:08:41 pm
Just heard from the doctor. Surgery went well and she is up and alert. I get to pick her up later today, she must be isolated so the other kitties don't try to beat her up like they usually do. :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on October 22, 2013, 02:16:24 pm
Just heard from the doctor. Surgery went well and she is up and alert. I get to pick her up later today, she must be isolated so the other kitties don't try to beat her up like they usually do. :)

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on October 22, 2013, 04:46:35 pm
It is very odd to hear "no rain in the seven day forecast" every morning in October. The bike is going to see lots of pavement this winter if this keeps up.  :thumbs:

I am almost as happy as this girl.

([url]http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y462/staffpicks/Animated_GIFs/so_excited.gif[/url]) ([url]http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/staffpicks/media/Animated_GIFs/so_excited.gif.html[/url])



 :P ;D


She makes me happy.  :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on October 22, 2013, 04:47:54 pm
Just heard from the doctor. Surgery went well and she is up and alert. I get to pick her up later today, she must be isolated so the other kitties don't try to beat her up like they usually do. :)


 :thumbs: :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 29, 2013, 04:55:16 am
I just replaced the fan in my Lenovo T60P.  I feel pretty good about it.  Only took two weeks of procrastination which is not bad for me.  There's a bazillion screws of all sizes that you have to take loose and I only had one long left over.  It works and the fan is now silent and operational.  I only wish I could find the external power supply now.. :doh:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on October 29, 2013, 08:57:48 am
32 degrees and an absolutely gorgeous ride in this morning.  8)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on October 29, 2013, 09:33:13 am
32 degrees and an absolutely gorgeous ride in this morning.  8)


+1...  :) :thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on October 29, 2013, 12:17:02 pm
30 and awesome here ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 29, 2013, 01:28:03 pm
63 here and a beautiful day.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 07, 2013, 06:49:24 am
I have no clue why my 3-way fl bulb in my table lamp unscrews enough so that it doesn't work.  I have to keep tightening it up.  What's up with that?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on November 07, 2013, 08:56:39 am
Heat.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 07, 2013, 09:06:25 am
Heat what?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on November 07, 2013, 09:20:49 am
When the lamp turns on, the parts of the bulb base and socket heat up, causing them to expand. However, not all parts heat at the same rate. In addition, the parts are made from different materials which have different expansion charactistics. Thus the parts change size, but not in perfect synchronization, which creates internal stresses that push on the bulb, loosening it or tightening it.
http://windypundit.com/2007/02/the_mystery_of_the_selfunscrew/ (http://windypundit.com/2007/02/the_mystery_of_the_selfunscrew/)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 07, 2013, 09:25:16 am
Gotcha..hmmm strange though, it's the only one that does it but it's the only 3-way I use.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ManWorkinghere on November 07, 2013, 12:23:39 pm
Gotcha..hmmm strange though, it's the only one that does it but it's the only 3-way I use.

Maybe you should use only 2 of the 'ways' from now on.  Less heat that way...     :D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 07, 2013, 12:31:41 pm
You don't hear Mrs. VirginiaJim laughing just a little bit everytime you have to tighten that thing? Wake up man, someone is pulling your chain!

Brian

I have no clue why my 3-way fl bulb in my table lamp unscrews enough so that it doesn't work.  I have to keep tightening it up.  What's up with that?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 07, 2013, 12:34:04 pm
Yeah, you'd think physics would be a bit more evenly spread out.... Maybe you've got one of those spots like on 'My Cousin Vinnie' where the laws of physics cease to exist at that top of that particular lamp?

Let's not go any further with the "3 way" thing, OK?

 :rotflmao:

Brian

Gotcha..hmmm strange though, it's the only one that does it but it's the only 3-way I use.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 07, 2013, 01:03:54 pm
Twit.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 07, 2013, 01:06:47 pm
Yeah, you'd think physics would be a bit more evenly spread out.... Maybe you've got one of those spots like on 'My Cousin Vinnie' where the laws of physics cease to exist at that top of that particular lamp?

Let's not go any further with the "3 way" thing, OK?

 :rotflmao:

Brian

Are you thinking that perhaps there's a quantum bubble around Jim's lamp?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 07, 2013, 01:44:14 pm
And this is why I like it here.  I'm surrounded by Twits valued members of the forum.. ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 07, 2013, 02:15:10 pm
And this is why I like it here.  I'm surrounded by Twits valued members of the forum.. ;)

Be vewy vewy careful Jim. I'm sure that there's room inside of that bubble for you and the lamp!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 07, 2013, 02:25:35 pm
You're probably right.  I sit right next to it.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 07, 2013, 09:16:44 pm
Nah, just Jim screwin' around with the bulb.

 ;D

MVI_2713.AVI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZkbtP-t_D8#)

And it is still funny after all these years.

Brian

Are you thinking that perhaps there's a quantum bubble around Jim's lamp?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 12, 2013, 04:41:12 am
We had our first real snowfall yesterday. The day started out around 45 (I rode) and ended up falling to around 25 by sundown with a BUNCH of snow. It's 15f right now with lots of snow and ice on the roads. No riding today.   :(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 12, 2013, 04:47:26 am
You know, it just feels like this is going to be a snowy winter compared to last year which was about zilch for us.  I've already started getting the snow blower ready...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 12, 2013, 05:10:30 am
You know, it just feels like this is going to be a snowy winter compared to last year which was about zilch for us.  I've already started getting the snow blower ready...

I hope that you're right Jim. I pulled the snowmobiles out of the garage last weekend and they're both ready to roll.   :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 12, 2013, 05:14:34 am
bah humbug
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 12, 2013, 05:34:38 am
I don't usually get that attitude until just after Thanksgiving..  Bit early for that just yet....but I do appreciate the sentiment.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 12, 2013, 05:39:43 am
No sense in putting off til tomorrow what you can do today.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 12, 2013, 08:31:13 am
No sense in putting off til tomorrow what you can do today.

Why not? I might be retired tomorrow and have more time. (26 more working days  ;D )
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 12, 2013, 09:04:58 am
Maybe you can help Jim with those Shelf Cages.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 12, 2013, 09:07:37 am
Maybe you can help Jim with those Shelf Cages.

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on November 12, 2013, 03:58:11 pm
I just found an old can of Huberds shoe grease (last used around 1980 on a pair of corks).  Gonna break in a new pair of Aerostitch Combat Lights tomorrow and the grease just works miracles.  Paid $2.30 at a local Ernst store, smells just as good today as it did back then :) 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 12, 2013, 04:08:18 pm
Will need a report on the boots. What sole did you get?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on November 12, 2013, 04:13:43 pm
Wedge.  Buddy rode down to Socal a few weeks ago, rained on him until he was clear of Orygun (left from Tacoma WA), he was wearing his 'Stitch, Shoei, Hippo Hands on the bars, and the only thing that stayed dry were his boots.  Yep, I'm sold.  Small enough to fit under the pants legs, heavy leather, easy on and off, and they don't make you look like ricky racer.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 12, 2013, 04:24:52 pm
Thanks. Really interested in allday comfort after breakin.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on November 12, 2013, 09:03:13 pm
Hiring people on CL is a crap shoot. The first one (after looking at several replies from totally unqualified people) worked the first day, said he liked the job and never came back. Lent him a cell phone which I will never see again. The second one (after many replies as above) came in for an interview, said great, see you in the AM. Never showed up. His wife answered the phone and had no idea where he went at 6 AM. Third one is supposed to show up at 9 AM tomorrow. We'll see.....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 12, 2013, 09:24:02 pm
It works both ways; I spoke with a gentleman with whom I thought I could do business that would be beneficial to both of us. He set a date to call me back Sat. so we could work on the NDA's and so forth- according to my sundial, Saturday is almost over and in 40 minutes it will be Wednesday. People are same all over; no dignity, no pride, not even close to being forthright. But nevertheless, I will not stoop to their level and continue to conduct business as fairly and evenhandedly as I know how to do.

Brian

Hiring people on CL is a crap shoot. The first one (after looking at several replies from totally unqualified people) worked the first day, said he liked the job and never came back. Lent him a cell phone which I will never see again. The second one (after many replies as above) came in for an interview, said great, see you in the AM. Never showed up. His wife answered the phone and had no idea where he went at 6 AM. Third one is supposed to show up at 9 AM tomorrow. We'll see.....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on November 12, 2013, 10:27:53 pm
It works both ways; I spoke with a gentleman with whom I thought I could do business that would be beneficial to both of us. He set a date to call me back Sat. so we could work on the NDA's and so forth- according to my sundial, Saturday is almost over and in 40 minutes it will be Wednesday. People are same all over; no dignity, no pride, not even close to being forthright. But nevertheless, I will not stoop to their level and continue to conduct business as fairly and evenhandedly as I know how to do.

Brian

Amen. Wanna job?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 13, 2013, 04:31:36 am
Amen. Wanna job?

 :rotflmao:

Did you try calling the guy who has your phone?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 13, 2013, 06:08:35 am
Maybe. Are you honest, hard- working, forthright and filled with dignity?

Oh yeah, and are you willing to travel?

Brian

Amen. Wanna job?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 13, 2013, 06:09:12 am
Sorry Conrad, missed that one....?

Brian

:rotflmao:

Did you try calling the guy who has your phone?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 13, 2013, 08:59:09 am
Sorry Conrad, missed that one....?

Brian

I was laughing about the job reply and the phone question was for Gsun, see post #1122.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on November 13, 2013, 10:56:15 pm
:rotflmao:

Did you try calling the guy who has your phone?
Yup. All I got was my own voicemail!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on November 13, 2013, 10:58:12 pm
Hiring people on CL is a crap shoot. The first one (after looking at several replies from totally unqualified people) worked the first day, said he liked the job and never came back. Lent him a cell phone which I will never see again. The second one (after many replies as above) came in for an interview, said great, see you in the AM. Never showed up. His wife answered the phone and had no idea where he went at 6 AM. Third one is supposed to show up at 9 AM tomorrow. We'll see.....
The third guy never showed up.  >:( Called a fourth and he was over for a talk in 20 minutes. See if he shows up in the AM.....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on November 15, 2013, 11:11:40 am
Earned my first performance award in a long while this morning. Crossing the Bay Bridge in SF this morning in my Mustang. caught me doing 71 in a 50 which is quite common of all traffic crossing the bridge, however that's no excuse. Had to cross all the way to Treasure Island before he had me pull off. Very polite CHP on a BMW Moto. Wrote me up for 71 in a 65. Very nice gesture, sincrerely, thanks officer. Had me back on my way, with my new performance award. Oh well.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on November 15, 2013, 11:41:28 am
Will need a report on the boots. What sole did you get?
Working nicely, got called in to cover a BRC class yesterday.  It was wet , feet stayed dry and relatively speaking comfortable.  Ride home I felt a bit of a pinch in the ankle area, but to be expected until they are truly broke in, which these boots really do require.  No instant tennis shoe feeling with these boots.  More to come as I wear them more often, but I think these will become my street boot of choice.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 15, 2013, 12:01:26 pm
Earned my first performance award in a long while this morning. Crossing the Bay Bridge in SF this morning in my Mustang. caught me doing 71 in a 50 which is quite common of all traffic crossing the bridge, however that's no excuse. Had to cross all the way to Treasure Island before he had me pull off. Very polite CHP on a BMW Moto. Wrote me up for 71 in a 65. Very nice gesture, sincrerely, thanks officer. Had me back on my way, with my new performance award. Oh well.

No radar detector for the cage?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on November 15, 2013, 12:03:18 pm
Yes, but I almost never use it for commuting because everone drives like maniacs here.
Plus he got me from behind on Lidar.
Hard to catch that.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 15, 2013, 12:16:34 pm
Oops.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 15, 2013, 02:23:52 pm
Working nicely, got called in to cover a BRC class yesterday.  It was wet , feet stayed dry and relatively speaking comfortable.  Ride home I felt a bit of a pinch in the ankle area, but to be expected until they are truly broke in, which these boots really do require.  No instant tennis shoe feeling with these boots.  More to come as I wear them more often, but I think these will become my street boot of choice.
Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 15, 2013, 02:25:23 pm
Wait a minute, are there all Canadians you are dealing with? If so then......

 ;D

Brian

The third guy never showed up.  >:( Called a fourth and he was over for a talk in 20 minutes. See if he shows up in the AM.....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 24, 2013, 10:46:34 pm
So I was given a book set a while ago; a bit of an American classic: 'The Civil War  A Narrative' by Shelby Foote. It is a three volume, hard cover set (I am in the second book and things are beginning to turn). But the interesting thing is that this American classics, about perhaps the most pivotal event in all of American history, and unique to America..... was printed in China.

Now I understand why that happened- it was cheaper that way and we consumers want the lowest possible prices. So blame aside, I still have to shake my head at the irony of the people who printed this fantastic work could not read any of it.

Things that make you say 'uhmmmmmm'.

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on November 25, 2013, 04:06:46 am
At least you didn't get the Engrish version.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 25, 2013, 04:05:46 pm
Nope- actually the printing is really quite good, as is the binding and overall workmanship. Hey, not blaming anyone here as we all want everything as inexpensive as possible so that is what drives everything offshore. And not complaining, just pointing out the irony.

Brian

At least you didn't get the Engrish version.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: rhhall on November 25, 2013, 05:17:25 pm
Why not? I might be retired tomorrow and have more time. (26 more working days  ;D )
Congrats
I threw in the towel earlier this year :cool:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 26, 2013, 04:30:07 am
Congrats
I threw in the towel earlier this year :cool:

Thanks!

Congrats to you as well.

16 more working days.    ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 26, 2013, 06:29:14 am
0.25 more working days if you subtract the forum time....

 :rotflmao:

Brian

Thanks!

Congrats to you as well.

16 more working days.    ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 26, 2013, 08:14:04 am
0.25 more working days if you subtract the forum time....

 :rotflmao:

Brian

That's because of my incredible efficiency.   :salute:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on November 26, 2013, 09:20:07 am
That's because of my incredible efficiency.   :salute:
Just watch, once them works days are gone there will be large gaping holes in your posts on the forum.  I recommend extending your stay at work, say another 5 years?  Yes, that will work.  We have already informed your employers and they concur.  Your retirement papers have already been shredded and the self winding Timex watch has been returned :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on November 26, 2013, 09:25:07 am
Totally sucks when Finance says no to purchasing IT items, but who gets to let the requestor know? Oh that would be IT. Who looks bad when I can't buy those items for them. Oh that would be IT.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 26, 2013, 09:58:13 am
Just watch, once them works days are gone there will be large gaping holes in your posts on the forum.  I recommend extending your stay at work, say another 5 years?  Yes, that will work.  We have already informed your employers and they concur.  Your retirement papers have already been shredded and the self winding Timex watch has been returned :)

Had I known about the free watch I might have retired sooner. You're right about the gaping holes in my posts once I retire. When my time is my own, I'll have better things to do.  ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 26, 2013, 09:59:03 am
Better than us? Including Kirby? He's gonna' be hurt when I tell him you said that....

Brian

Had I known about the free watch I might have retired sooner. You're right about the gaping holes in my posts once I retire. When my time is my own, I'll have better things to do.  ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 26, 2013, 10:01:22 am
Better than us? Including Kirby? He's gonna' be hurt when I tell him you said that....

Brian


Oh crap, don't tell him I said that Brian!

Maybe this will make Kirby feel better?

Kung Fu squirrel?
(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/2013-11/enhanced/webdr01/21/11/anigif_enhanced-buzz-26888-1385050888-30.gif)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 26, 2013, 10:08:58 am
See? You really didn't mean it.... I knew it!  :grouphug:

And the video is kinda' funny. :-)

Brian

Oh crap, don't tell him I said that Brian!

Maybe this will make Kirby feel better?

Kung Fu squirrel?
([url]http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/2013-11/enhanced/webdr01/21/11/anigif_enhanced-buzz-26888-1385050888-30.gif[/url])
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 26, 2013, 12:33:38 pm
I'll be so glad when Saturday rolls around. I'm sick to death of hearing about Black Friday.    :o

We don't take part in this ridiculous feeding frenzy.  ::)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on November 26, 2013, 12:45:50 pm
I'll be so glad when Saturday rolls around. I'm sick to death of hearing about Black Friday.    :o

We don't take part in this ridiculous feeding frenzy.  ::)
I'm heading for the trails on Friday, should be void of the masses :) 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 27, 2013, 06:44:10 am
Be careful out there SOP.

I'm roasting chestnuts (Italian  :_shudder_Emoticon It's all I could find) in order to prep for my Thanksgiving brussel sprouts ala Gordon Ramsey.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 27, 2013, 08:57:00 am
Be careful out there SOP.

I'm roasting chestnuts (Italian  :_shudder_Emoticon It's all I could find) in order to prep for my Thanksgiving brussel sprouts ala Gordon Ramsey.

I love me some brussel sprouts! Let's see that recipe J.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 27, 2013, 12:20:24 pm
http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/531424/brussels-sprouts-with-pancetta (http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/531424/brussels-sprouts-with-pancetta)

Enjoy.  I'm doing his Christmas turkey recipe tomorrow...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on November 27, 2013, 12:43:19 pm
Hey Jim, I can't see the pic in your signautre any longer.
Red X.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 27, 2013, 12:55:40 pm
Hmmm, I can still see it.  Anyone else have that issue with seeing my pic in the signature line?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 27, 2013, 01:05:56 pm
Hey Jim,

I can't see the message you typed. And your sig. image is gone too.

 :rotflmao:

Nope, image is still there for me.

Brent, pay your internet bill and I betcha' the image comes back.  ;)

Brian

Hmmm, I can still see it.  Anyone else have that issue with seeing my pic in the signature line?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on November 27, 2013, 01:17:29 pm
DOH!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 27, 2013, 01:46:07 pm
No DOH' here....

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/InternetBillPaid.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/BDF08012008/media/InternetBillPaid.jpg.html)

???????

Brian

DOH!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on November 27, 2013, 01:52:25 pm
Maybe Jim didn't pay HIS internet bill and they are slowly chocking down the  amount of data he can send out?

Brian

DOH!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 28, 2013, 07:09:03 am
[url]http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/531424/brussels-sprouts-with-pancetta[/url] ([url]http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/531424/brussels-sprouts-with-pancetta[/url])

Enjoy.  I'm doing his Christmas turkey recipe tomorrow...


Hold on thar!

Ingredients
1kg Brussels sprouts, outer leaves removed
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1–2 tsp olive oil
200g pancetta, cut into lardons
200g vacuum-packed chestnuts
2 lemons

WTF is pancetta and how is it cut into lardons? Lardons do not sound appealing at all. Is that anything like a clingon?  :o    :pukeface:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on November 28, 2013, 07:30:12 am
I'll be so glad when Saturday rolls around. I'm sick to death of hearing about Black Friday.    :o

We don't take part in this ridiculous feeding frenzy.  ::)


I said that I wouldn't participate in the feeding frenzy that is black Friday.   :o

Ok, technically I didn't but this is a black Friday deal. http://www.sears.com/craftsman-11-drawer-3-piece-standard-duty-ball/p-009CO53323312B?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2 (http://www.sears.com/craftsman-11-drawer-3-piece-standard-duty-ball/p-009CO53323312B?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2)

$200 
(http://c.shld.net/rpx/i/s/i/spin/image/spin_prod_821857712?hei=350&wid=350&op_sharpen=1&qlt=100)

Less than half price for a good tool box that I need/want badly. I didn't even have to leave the house or the comfort of my office chair.   :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 28, 2013, 07:56:56 am
Hold on thar!

Ingredients
1kg Brussels sprouts, outer leaves removed
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1–2 tsp olive oil
200g pancetta, cut into lardons
200g vacuum-packed chestnuts
2 lemons

WTF is pancetta and how is it cut into lardons? Lardons do not sound appealing at all. Is that anything like a clingon?  :o    :pukeface:

Pancetta is a type of bacon and a lardon is cubed, I think.  I bought the pancetta already cubed at one of our finer grocery stores.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 28, 2013, 07:58:04 am
I said that I wouldn't participate in the feeding frenzy that is black Friday.   :o

Ok, technically I didn't but this is a black Friday deal. [url]http://www.sears.com/craftsman-11-drawer-3-piece-standard-duty-ball/p-009CO53323312B?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2[/url] ([url]http://www.sears.com/craftsman-11-drawer-3-piece-standard-duty-ball/p-009CO53323312B?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2[/url])

$200 
([url]http://c.shld.net/rpx/i/s/i/spin/image/spin_prod_821857712?hei=350&wid=350&op_sharpen=1&qlt=100[/url])

Less than half price for a good tool box that I need/want badly. I didn't even have to leave the house or the comfort of my office chair.   :)


That's my kind of shopping.  I wouldn't be caught dead at a mall this Friday which is why I'm riding as far away as I can....at least until I get to the bay.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on November 28, 2013, 08:41:46 pm
trying to steal my  :censored: ing bike!    ;D   ;D   ;D

(https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1454691_10200496514168870_985238756_n.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on November 28, 2013, 08:58:54 pm
trying to steal my  :censored: ing bike!    ;D   ;D   ;D

(https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1454691_10200496514168870_985238756_n.jpg)
Steve, did you end up getting washed in hot water?? ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on November 28, 2013, 09:31:14 pm
Steve, did you end up getting washed in hot water?? ;)


(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/lol.gif) 

no sir!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on November 29, 2013, 09:33:08 am
trying to steal my  :censored: ing bike!    ;D   ;D   ;D

(https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1454691_10200496514168870_985238756_n.jpg)


Very cool Steve!  :thumbs:




Is that Max?  ??? :-\
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ManWorkinghere on December 02, 2013, 08:45:31 am
Not another oil question:

(http://assets.amuniversal.com/57be8d30374501314779001dd8b71c47)

"Squeaky clean!"
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Classvino on December 02, 2013, 11:13:02 am
trying to steal my  :censored: ing bike!    ;D   ;D   ;D

(https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1454691_10200496514168870_985238756_n.jpg)

Caught my guy dreaming too.....

(Notice the Ottawa Sens Jersey...)

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 04, 2013, 01:37:48 pm
My department had a retirement party/lunch for me here today.

They even had a cake with a big full face mc helmet on it, made out of icing of course. The helmet had a mohawk on it, I didn't mind since it was delicious.

 :D

11 more days. 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 04, 2013, 01:50:59 pm
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on December 04, 2013, 09:59:31 pm
My department had a retirement party/lunch for me here today.

They even had a cake with a big full face mc helmet on it, made out of icing of course. The helmet had a mohawk on it, I didn't mind since it was delicious.

 :D

11 more days.


Nice C!  :finger_fing11: :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 05, 2013, 04:38:13 am

Nice C!  :finger_fing11: :chugbeer:

I know it J! They were all waiting for me when I went upstairs. As I entered the room everyone stood up and gave me a round of applause. I was so touched that I almost didn't know what to say.  :D

They're taking me out for lunch and drinks a couple times before I leave too.    :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 11, 2013, 04:45:34 am
Two local Mensa candidates were arrested for burglarizing cars when LEOs followed their foot prints in the snow from the burglarized vehicles to the geniuses' front door.    ::) 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 11, 2013, 05:29:00 am
I have met many high IQ people in my lifetime but their lack of common sense amazes me...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 11, 2013, 09:39:17 am
Actually Jim, I was being facetious (can that be the word of the day?) about the Mensa candidate remark.    ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Sgt Mac on December 11, 2013, 10:53:04 am
http://youtu.be/DbrIoPY4nO8 (http://youtu.be/DbrIoPY4nO8)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 11, 2013, 12:11:58 pm
Actually Jim, I was being facetious (can that be the word of the day?) about the Mensa candidate remark.    ;)

Sure can C...   I was being truthful about some of the people I've met with very high IQs...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 11, 2013, 03:38:29 pm
Sure can C...   I was being truthful about some of the people I've met with very high IQs...

I know exactly what you mean. I work with a lot of people like that. Highly intelligent but only in a narrow range or field. Get outside of that range and they're lost. 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 11, 2013, 03:44:19 pm
So, the deal has been set.  I will no longer be Silverdammit!!! as I have struck a deal for my beloved C14.  Getting a KTM520 that has been Motarded out and a VFR750.  I am also changing my mind about what color is faster, it is obviously somewhere between red and orange, with a touch of white, blue, and black ;D  To help settle the speed discrepancies we will have a run off, I choose the location, you choose the bike you desire to ride 8)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on December 11, 2013, 03:50:37 pm
So, the deal has been set.  I will no longer be Silverdammit!!! as I have struck a deal for my beloved C14.  Getting a KTM520 that has been Motarded out and a VFR750.  I am also changing my mind about what color is faster, it is obviously somewhere between red and orange, with a touch of white, blue, and black ;D  To help settle the speed discrepancies we will have a run off, I choose the location, you choose the bike you desire to ride 8)


 :'(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 11, 2013, 05:31:21 pm
Sigh...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on December 11, 2013, 10:38:21 pm
You can pry my C-14 from my....well you know!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 12, 2013, 04:41:27 am
So, the deal has been set.  I will no longer be Silverdammit!!! as I have struck a deal for my beloved C14.  Getting a KTM520 that has been Motarded out and a VFR750.  I am also changing my mind about what color is faster, it is obviously somewhere between red and orange, with a touch of white, blue, and black ;D  To help settle the speed discrepancies we will have a run off, I choose the location, you choose the bike you desire to ride 8)

 :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 12, 2013, 04:47:11 am
4 new records were set last night on my two year old weather station.

lowest temp. -10f
lowest wind chill. -25f
lowest apparent temp. -20f
lowest dew point.  -22f

The good news is that it warmed up overnight, it's -5f now.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 12, 2013, 06:05:32 am
You can keep that weather on your side of the Appalachians..
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 12, 2013, 08:27:11 am
I'm sending it your way, Jim. Get ready.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 13, 2013, 04:08:59 am
I don't want it.  Really, I don't.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 13, 2013, 04:33:07 am
It's sposed to warm up to just under freezing tomorrow. I guess I should change Connie's oils and get her tucked in for her long winters nap.   :(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on December 13, 2013, 06:25:00 am
4 new records were set last night on my two year old weather station.

lowest temp. -10f
lowest wind chill. -25f
lowest apparent temp. -20f
lowest dew point.  -22f

The good news is that it warmed up overnight, it's -5f now.


(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/eek.gif)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on December 15, 2013, 08:13:15 pm
2-wheel retro therapy tonight

(https://scontent-a-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1509741_10201426288313764_2079176426_n.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on December 27, 2013, 10:57:28 pm
My sister-in-law makes the BEST pies I have ever had! Two apple pies for Christmas. Having a piece right now. Always thought my mother made a great pie, but nope! Not compared to these. And I get a New York style cheesecake with a shortbread crust for my birthday (Sunday). Mmmmm... ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on December 27, 2013, 11:41:03 pm
2-wheel retro therapy tonight

(https://scontent-a-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1509741_10201426288313764_2079176426_n.jpg)


Mmmm... love the green wheels Steve!  8) :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on December 27, 2013, 11:41:55 pm
My sister-in-law makes the BEST pies I have ever had! Two apple pies for Christmas. Having a piece right now. Always thought my mother made a great pie, but nope! Not compared to these. And I get a New York style cheesecake with a shortbread crust for my birthday (Sunday). Mmmmm... ;D


Mmmm.... pie.  :P :) :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on December 28, 2013, 08:51:03 am

Mmmm... love the green wheels Steve!  8) :thumbs:

Thanks  :D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on December 28, 2013, 08:51:47 am
I'm starting the New Year with a ride to the Florida Everglades and mailing a letter from here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ochopee_Post_Office (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ochopee_Post_Office)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on December 29, 2013, 06:50:41 am
I'm starting the New Year with a ride to the Florida Everglades and mailing a letter from here:  [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ochopee_Post_Office[/url] ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ochopee_Post_Office[/url])


An exciting day for you eh Steve?    ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on December 29, 2013, 12:52:48 pm
I am officially a senior today. 60. Looking forward to those discounts! Going to the garage to work on the bike....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 29, 2013, 01:00:44 pm
Well, hell, Happy Birthday to ya, I hear walking canes are %75 off for you old senior citizens and that 3 wheeled 'Wings come at a %15 discount ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on December 29, 2013, 02:11:03 pm
I am officially a senior today. 60. Looking forward to those discounts! Going to the garage to work on the bike....



Happy Birthday G!  :chugbeer:




(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/happybday_zps8616ba37.jpeg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/happybday_zps8616ba37.jpeg.html)

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on December 29, 2013, 04:06:45 pm

Happy Birthday G!  :chugbeer:




([url]http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/happybday_zps8616ba37.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/happybday_zps8616ba37.jpeg.html[/url])


Pass the soap! ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on December 29, 2013, 04:47:58 pm
Drop the soap!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: freebird6 on December 29, 2013, 09:13:21 pm
Heck with soap....it's time for a good  rinse.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 02, 2014, 04:54:48 am
Cold snap!

A high of 10 today and going down to MINUS 15 tonight. That's a might chilly but...

Monday's 'high' temp is sposed to me MINUS 10 and going down to minus 20 that night.    :o

That's brisk baby!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 02, 2014, 05:13:22 am
Cold snap!

A high of 10 today and going down to MINUS 15 tonight. That's a might chilly but...

Monday's 'high' temp is sposed to me MINUS 10 and going down to minus 20 that night.    :o

That's brisk baby!
Sounds like snuggle time with the misses to me :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 03, 2014, 04:35:37 am
Sounds like snuggle time with the misses to me :)

That's just about any time.    :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 03, 2014, 04:59:08 am
I stopped off yesterday at my previous place of employment :) to sign some papers and to pick up my new retiree ID card and free retiree parking permit (that will allow me to park anywhere that I like on campus). After I got my parking permit I told that gal at the Parking Services window that I'll be needing a free permit for my bike as well. She says oh no, you'll have to pay for a MC permit, those aren't free.  :o

WTF? I can park my cage for free where ever I like but I can't get a free MC permit? Cheap bastards!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 03, 2014, 05:06:54 am
Today1/3/2014 Hi: 11° Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Areas of blowing snow late in the afternoon. Blustery. Highs 11 to 15. Lowest wind chill readings 20 below to 30 below zero in the morning. South winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
 Lo: 11° Windy. Partly cloudy. Areas of blowing snow. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Lows 10 to 14. Wind chills as low as zero to 10 below zero. South winds 20 to 30 mph until early morning decreasing to 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.

Saturday1/4/2014 Hi: 28° Areas of blowing snow with visibility one quarter mile or less at times early in the morning. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light snow. Blustery. Highs in the upper 20s. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph early in the morning decreasing to 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph in the late morning and early afternoon...then shifting to the northwest 10 to 15 mph late in the afternoon.
 Lo: 3° Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Lows zero to 4 above. Wind chills as low as 5 below to 15 below zero. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday1/5/2014 Hi: 7° Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Highs zero to 4 above. Wind chills as low as 10 below to 20 below zero. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
 Lo: -14° Partly cloudy. Lows 17 to 21 below.


Monday1/6/2014 Hi: -10° Mostly cloudy. Highs 12 to 16 below.
 Lo: -17° Partly cloudy. Lows 17 to 21 below.


Tuesday1/7/2014 Hi: -3° Partly cloudy. Highs 3 to 7 below. Lows 8 to 12 below.
 Lo: -10° Partly cloudy. Highs 3 to 7 below. Lows 8 to 12 below.


Wednesday1/8/2014 Hi: 15° Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Highs 13 to 17.
 Lo: 9° Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Lows 9 to 13 above. Then temperatures becoming steady or slowly rising.

Thursday1/9/2014 Hi: 27° Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Highs in the upper 20s.

 :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 03, 2014, 05:18:49 am
I stopped off yesterday at my previous place of employment :) to sign some papers and to pick up my new retiree ID card and free retiree parking permit (that will allow me to park anywhere that I like on campus). After I got my parking permit I told that gal at the Parking Services window that I'll be needing a free permit for my bike as well. She says oh no, you'll have to pay for a MC permit, those aren't free.  :o

WTF? I can park my cage for free where ever I like but I can't get a free MC permit? Cheap bastards!


Bugs Bunny: This Means War (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8_GVfPuw4M#)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 03, 2014, 05:24:00 am
Bugs Bunny: This Means War ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8_GVfPuw4M#[/url])


Exactly Jim! I'll be writing some letters and e-mails today.   >:(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 03, 2014, 07:01:53 am
Wow, Conrad you have been retired, what.... like 2 days and are already suffering from 'old man' crankiness! Now get some pants that come up to your armpits and we'll call you Grandpa Simpson.

 :rotflmao:

It is odd that you cannot get a free pass for the bike but you can for the car. Maybe retirees on motorcycles have not been much of a problem in the past so it has not yet come up?

Brian

I stopped off yesterday at my previous place of employment :) to sign some papers and to pick up my new retiree ID card and free retiree parking permit (that will allow me to park anywhere that I like on campus). After I got my parking permit I told that gal at the Parking Services window that I'll be needing a free permit for my bike as well. She says oh no, you'll have to pay for a MC permit, those aren't free.  :o

WTF? I can park my cage for free where ever I like but I can't get a free MC permit? Cheap bastards!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 03, 2014, 07:55:20 am
It was 7 F degrees last night, and dropped a bit of snow on us- maybe 5, or 6" of the finest power- it looks like talc and a snowblower turns the area into a 'white out'. It is supposed to go to -7 F tonight, which is about as cold as it gets around here so that might be out low for the year. After spending months using a lot of effort not to have the woodstove overpower the house (I hate having to open the door and chuck that excess heat), now I have to keep flogging it to hold the house at a reasonable temperature. In a week I will probably still be flogging it, the outside temp. will be 40 F and every living thing in the house will be begging for mercy.... :-)

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 03, 2014, 12:52:18 pm
Flogging it, eh?  Hope it holds up.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 03, 2014, 03:02:11 pm
Well, not really flogging it as it has a 10 cu. ft. firebox.  :yikes:   But I am having to feet and water it more than usual and I like to preempt the temperature drop. When heating with wood, it is a lousy method to wonder if the stove needs any attention because you feel chilly- if the stove has really died down and is about out of fuel, it can be a long recovery. Much better to tend it first.

These are also the times of the winter where chimney fires become an issue. A lot of casual wood burners have spent a couple of months coating the chimney with creosote, and tonight they will kick the woodstoves in the butt, put some fire into the chimney and occasionally ignite that creosote. I have only seen a couple of them, and only one that got out of the chimney and into the house and none of them were pretty. The one that caught the house on fire was particularly nasty to the people living there because the fire (in the wood of the house) has caught and is burning pretty seriously before there are any symptoms in the house; when the smoke detector(s) go off, it is because the fire has already burned through the chimney well and whatever the walls are made of and is now inside the house. They did not lose the house though, and no one was injured but still, it serves as a reminder to be vigilant. How does it go- fire is a wonderful servant but a terrible master?

By the way, it is just passing 10F and headed lower right now.

Brian

Flogging it, eh?  Hope it holds up.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 03, 2014, 06:23:06 pm
It will probably get close to the single digits here tonight.  I hate the winter.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 03, 2014, 10:50:42 pm
Me too - I love winter! Oh, wait.....

It is now officially -1.5 F and dropping. Stove loaded. Inside temp. 73 F. Going to bed and expect to wake up with a big pile of coals in the stove but probably in the high 60's / low 70's tomorrow morning.

Serious wood burners light a fire in November and let it go out in April. Really serious wood burners light one end of a giant tree on fire and just sit near it all winter, moving down the trunk as required.

Brian

It will probably get close to the single digits here tonight.  I hate the winter.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 04, 2014, 06:23:36 am
Well, not really flogging it as it has a 10 cu. ft. firebox.  :yikes:   But I am having to feet and water it more than usual and I like to preempt the temperature drop. When heating with wood, it is a lousy method to wonder if the stove needs any attention because you feel chilly- if the stove has really died down and is about out of fuel, it can be a long recovery. Much better to tend it first.

These are also the times of the winter where chimney fires become an issue. A lot of casual wood burners have spent a couple of months coating the chimney with creosote, and tonight they will kick the woodstoves in the butt, put some fire into the chimney and occasionally ignite that creosote. I have only seen a couple of them, and only one that got out of the chimney and into the house and none of them were pretty. The one that caught the house on fire was particularly nasty to the people living there because the fire (in the wood of the house) has caught and is burning pretty seriously before there are any symptoms in the house; when the smoke detector(s) go off, it is because the fire has already burned through the chimney well and whatever the walls are made of and is now inside the house. They did not lose the house though, and no one was injured but still, it serves as a reminder to be vigilant. How does it go- fire is a wonderful servant but a terrible master?

By the way, it is just passing 10F and headed lower right now.

Brian

Back when we bought our house in 1986 it was heated with electric baseboard heating only. After finding out what my electric bill looked like over that first winter I decided to buy and install a nice air tight wood stove. I was able to install some ductwork and a few small volume thermostatically controlled fans up in a false ceiling that allowed the heat from the stove to reach the bedrooms and other areas of the house. I heated the house that way for around 10 years. I saved a ton of money since I had a good free source for firewood (It didn't feel free when I was cutting down trees, splitting, and hauling logs). In '96 my brother (he's in the HVAC business) and I installed a gas furnace and the associated ductwork in the house and the 'free' heat days ended. I still have the wood stove and still use it from time to time. It's fantastic to fall back on that stove for heat when/if the power goes out. Heck, you can even cook a full meal on that thing and bake bread too. 

I’ll be firing that stove up for sure on Monday when the forecast highs around here will only reach MINUS 15.    :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 04, 2014, 07:26:37 am
When we first got married, we lived in a duplex with electric heat- it still stings now just thinking about it :-( And for the gobs of money it cost, we were always cold.

I had a great source of wood- a local pallet maker sold me the end blocks of the 4X's. But that place was lost in a fire some years ago (no one hurt though). Now I just buy cordwood. The problem with cutting your own in this area is finding a source of standing wood that isn't privately owned and restricted, or publicly owned and restricted.

Brian

Back when we bought our house in 1986 it was heated with electric baseboard heating only. After finding out what my electric bill looked like over that first winter I decided to buy and install a nice air tight wood stove. I was able to install some ductwork and a few small volume thermostatically controlled fans up in a false ceiling that allowed the heat from the stove to reach the bedrooms and other areas of the house. I heated the house that way for around 10 years. I saved a ton of money since I had a good free source for firewood (It didn't feel free when I was cutting down trees, splitting, and hauling logs). In '96 my brother (he's in the HVAC business) and I installed a gas furnace and the associated ductwork in the house and the 'free' heat days ended. I still have the wood stove and still use it from time to time. It's fantastic to fall back on that stove for heat when/if the power goes out. Heck, you can even cook a full meal on that thing and bake bread too. 

I’ll be firing that stove up for sure on Monday when the forecast highs around here will only reach MINUS 15.    :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on January 07, 2014, 07:19:54 pm
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Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on January 07, 2014, 09:09:27 pm
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I thought you were going to say the mechanics address and phone number!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 08, 2014, 04:11:45 am
There's lots of old Ford trucks still on the road as are Chevys and Dodges.  I haven't heard anything particularly negative about any of them.  I don't think I would own a GMC or Chevy truck, though, as I'm just not a fan of GM.  Nothing to do with how they are made.  Just don't like the brand that much.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: BruceR on January 08, 2014, 08:00:19 pm
Nothing wrong with Chevrolets.  My wife likes hers.

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Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 13, 2014, 11:48:17 am
So to answer the burning question of whether deer, or members of the deer family are Kosher or not the answer is...... sorta', kinda' but not likely. Not being Jewish myself, it has never posed a problem but hey, it crosses one's mind on occasion, right?

The animal and its products are, in fact, Kosher. The rule is: any land animal that chews its cud and has cloven hoofs is Kosher. So any member of the deer family is A-OK for Jewish people to eat without fear of a smiting, or being 'smote' which while I am not entirely sure what it is simply cannot be good. Also good to know for us non- Jewish folks sitting close to Jewish people eating a big ole' helping of venison 'cause really, how far does a smiting reach and could we possibly get some on us in the event....?

But wait: just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water for another big helping of moose, something else gets in the way. There are other aspects in Kashrut law that could bite one in the heinie, so to speak. The method of animal slaughter is also quite specific and very much a requirement; that method is to slice the neck through the major blood pathways with a single, painless cut. The animal dies quickly without pain or shock, both of which must be avoided. And therein lies the problem: most members of the deer family that end up available as meat are shot, which is absolutely outside the bounds of OK! So, while the animal itself is Kosher and fine to consume, one cannot consume an animal that was not killed properly!

Oy Vei, look at all the rules! It really is tough to be Jewish I guess.

Next time on "Name that religion", a quick look into why Jehovah's Witnesses will not accept any blood products, including a transfusion.

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 13, 2014, 11:52:58 am
Well, that takes a big bull elk out of the question.  This means Mr Elkhoof isn't kosher :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 13, 2014, 01:59:39 pm
Ah but he is! He is kosher, but kashrut law was not followed to kill him so he remains kosher but uneatable.... for those who follow Jewish dietary laws at least. I, on the other hand, would be free to snack on him without fear of retribution..... other than the probable botulism and definite self- loathing I would end up with.

And 'illegal' methods of death include death from natural causes as well as any form of traumatic death.... there goes anything you find on the side of the road or in the woods too.

 ;)

Brian

Well, that takes a big bull elk out of the question.  This means Mr Elkhoof isn't kosher :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 13, 2014, 02:12:31 pm
So, what you are hinting at is I start using a straight razor for the kill?  Sharpest thing in the house for sure ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 13, 2014, 02:42:26 pm
Well, that would work.... but you are going to have to wear slippers to sneak up on the game so you don't get it worried....

Brian

So, what you are hinting at is I start using a straight razor for the kill?  Sharpest thing in the house for sure ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on January 13, 2014, 03:04:33 pm
Well, that would work.... but you are going to have to wear slippers to sneak up on the game so you don't get it worried....

Brian
Nah, he's in one of those mariwanna states. Just leave a bud on a stump.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 13, 2014, 05:09:51 pm
Nah, he's in one of those mariwanna states. Just leave a bud on a stump.
Back in the day it was "Getting stoned".  Knowadays it's "Getting baked".  Leaf MJ gets thrown out all in favor of the almighty bud.  I want to try cooking some leaf down for CBD extraction, anyone out there have real life experience doing this?  Zero interest in the head high, but the CBDs work for the back pain, problem is getting good tincture on a regular basis.

PS, moccasins, the original "Slipper" ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 13, 2014, 07:00:44 pm
So way back in 1914, an American inventor got some people to back him, created the first electro- mechanical refrigerators and put them into production. Aptly enough, he named the company the "Electro-Automatic Refrigerating Company" but that proved to be a bit clunky for general use. So in 1916, the name of the company was changed to "Kelvinator" in honor of Lord Kelvin, the discoverer of absolute zero. Which of course no Kelvinator could actually reach that low temperature but it was the coldest thing in the average house.... (yep, this is where one inserts the hostile wife jokes).

Brian
Title: Stupid is as stupid does...
Post by: Conrad on January 14, 2014, 05:24:48 am
 :o

ST. CHARLES, IL TOWNSHIP – Authorities last week told a St. Charles Township resident he could not shoot at icicles from his bathroom window.

According to a Kane County Sheriff’s Office report, police responded Friday morning to the 34W300 block of Fox River Drive in St. Charles Township because a resident saw a neighbor firing a gun out of his window.

The loud gunshots scared her dog, the resident told police.

The man, who lived in the 6N300 block of Essex Avenue, appeared to be shooting at icicles off an overhang at his house – not at anyone, police reported.

The man told police he was indeed shooting his .22-caliber revolver out the bathroom window at icicles. He reportedly claimed he was firing the gun in a safe manner because he was pointing it up and not at anybody.

“He stated that if anybody was hit by the falling round, it would be just like getting hit with a piece of hail,” police reported.

With neighbors nearby and the potential danger for pedestrians, police reportedly told the man he couldn’t shoot out his window. They suggested he use a broomstick or long pole instead, the report said.

“[He] advised that he didn’t know he couldn’t shoot out the window of his residence, and it won’t happen again,” according to the report.


Well, at least hs was shooting in a safe manner.    :censored: idiot!!!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on January 16, 2014, 09:29:22 am
NSFW!

http://youtu.be/56duVYLsd4Q (http://youtu.be/56duVYLsd4Q)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on January 16, 2014, 11:11:11 am
NSFW!

[url]http://youtu.be/56duVYLsd4Q[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/56duVYLsd4Q[/url])



 ;D :thumbs: :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on January 16, 2014, 11:27:32 am
DFS updated, no longer in the child domain. Happier days are upon us.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Sgt Mac on January 20, 2014, 11:32:32 am
NSFW!

[url]http://youtu.be/56duVYLsd4Q[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/56duVYLsd4Q[/url])


Brilliant
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on January 20, 2014, 11:36:48 am
Ordered something from Amazon at 5pm on Sunday. It arrived at my work address at 10:30am Monday. Did they just anticipate I planned to discover something I would want, and ship it just in case I ended up ordering it?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on January 20, 2014, 12:38:45 pm
Ordered something from Amazon at 5pm on Sunday. It arrived at my work address at 10:30am Monday. Did they just anticipate I planned to discover something I would want, and ship it just in case I ended up ordering it?

They shipped it on Friday.  :rotflmao:


CNET
 News
 
Amazon to ship things before you've even thought of buying them?
 
Amazon files a patent for "anticipatory package shipping." The idea is that the company will know from your buying patterns what you're likely to want next.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57617458-71/amazon-to-ship-things-before-youve-even-thought-of-buying-them/ (http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57617458-71/amazon-to-ship-things-before-youve-even-thought-of-buying-them/)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on January 20, 2014, 12:40:56 pm
Amazon files a patent for "anticipatory package shipping."

DOH!  ???
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 20, 2014, 12:48:50 pm
I hope they are not using public forums to decide what people might need....

Brian

They shipped it on Friday.  :rotflmao:


CNET
 News
 
Amazon to ship things before you've even thought of buying them?
 
Amazon files a patent for "anticipatory package shipping." The idea is that the company will know from your buying patterns what you're likely to want next.

[url]http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57617458-71/amazon-to-ship-things-before-youve-even-thought-of-buying-them/[/url] ([url]http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57617458-71/amazon-to-ship-things-before-youve-even-thought-of-buying-them/[/url])
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 20, 2014, 01:45:18 pm
I think it was Friday night and I decided to drink some The Glenlivet 15 year old Scotch.  I poured it in my commemorative Queen Elizabeth coronation shot glass in order to get the correct amount in the drinking glass and then added just a bit of ginger ale.  I toasted my Mom, Dad, Godmother, and the Queen.  I may start drinking again tonight or not.  Depends how things go.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on January 20, 2014, 01:56:37 pm
On that note I will go have a beer.  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on January 20, 2014, 02:53:41 pm
Amazon Prime rules almost as much as KiPass (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/blingbling.gif)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 20, 2014, 03:00:23 pm
Total agreement, Steve.  I don't know how I would function without it.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 20, 2014, 03:29:58 pm
Again with the Scotch tonight...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on January 20, 2014, 03:40:57 pm
Did someone say scotch?
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/single-malt-scotch-sells-world-record-686-000-auction-2D11959077 (http://www.nbcnews.com/business/single-malt-scotch-sells-world-record-686-000-auction-2D11959077)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on January 20, 2014, 03:47:03 pm
Careful Brent, Amazon might be billing you for that scotch as we speak.

Hey that's only $4653 a shot.  :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on January 20, 2014, 03:48:54 pm
Careful Brent, Amazon might be billing you for that scotch as we speak.

:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 20, 2014, 05:04:40 pm
You say that like there was a gap between tonight and the last Scotch time....

 ;D

Isn't it really 'Still with the Scotch tonight.' ?

Brian

Again with the Scotch tonight...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 20, 2014, 06:16:57 pm
Either way, I had two.  I could get to like this.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on January 21, 2014, 06:54:34 am
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Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on January 22, 2014, 08:36:06 am
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Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 23, 2014, 07:28:48 am
It was zero (-0-) F here this morning. The woodstove made a valiant effort but did not quite maintain the house overnight; it was stoked and running at 'medium' (for the long burn) last night and this am only a few pounds of charcoal left and the house was down to 65 F. Not bad but not the 73/ 75 it usually runs inside. We've got a week of this to go so there should be some ash in my future :-)

I could maintain the temp. in the house at these or even lower temperatures but it would take a few sticks of wood to be added in the middle of the night and I am not willing to do that.

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 23, 2014, 07:39:55 am
It was 6 here.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on January 23, 2014, 08:11:40 am
not sayin' nuthing about temps,  but for me it was too cold to change the KTM oil in the garage last night
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 23, 2014, 08:37:22 am
60?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on January 23, 2014, 08:50:47 am
60?


oh no we had frost warnings..... 33   (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/eek.gif)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 23, 2014, 08:51:43 am
 :yikes: :_shudder_Emoticon
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 23, 2014, 10:52:52 am
Its warmed up to zero here.    :_shudder_Emoticon
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on January 23, 2014, 10:59:33 am
Supposed to be 66 here today.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 23, 2014, 11:18:22 am
18 here- want me to mail you an envelope of 'warm'? Going back down to zero or close to it tonight again.

Brian

Its warmed up to zero here.    :_shudder_Emoticon
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on January 23, 2014, 11:52:21 am
63 high here today, 59 right now. I took one of the ZX9's out that hasn't been ridden for a few weeks.  Had to wear gloves
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Classvino on January 23, 2014, 12:20:47 pm
(temps converted to Fahrenheit for your convenience...)

From a low of -33 last night, we've hit almost +5 today (sounds colder in Celcius : -36 last night, -15 today)

(Dreaming of 60F degree days...   Used to laugh when we'd go to Daytona Beach for Spring Break...  You could always tell who the Canadians were... : All the locals were wearing long pants and sweaters, and we wore shorts and t-shirts, and were the only ones in the water - everyone else stayed on the beach or wore wetsuits...  And we were all burnt bright red too...)

Jamie

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 23, 2014, 12:23:54 pm
63 high here today, 59 right now. I took one of the ZX9's out that hasn't been ridden for a few weeks.  Had to wear gloves

I totally feel for you, Steve.... :D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 24, 2014, 04:52:48 am
18 here- want me to mail you an envelope of 'warm'? Going back down to zero or close to it tonight again.

Brian

If it's not too much trouble? Better put the 'warm' in one of the padded envelopes.   :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 24, 2014, 05:46:00 am
I respectfully retract that offer.... I need all I can get to keep up with our little cold spell. The stove is making the trip but not 'in style'; temps. in the morning are dropping to the mid- 60's in the house after an overnight of around zero. Still, I cannot fault the stove as I am heating the whole house, two floors, with not other heating method (boiler is shut off, and I don't mean the thermostats but the actual boiler). Then again, it is a real problem to use this stove when it is 40 out and keep a continuous fire going so it really cannot be any bigger.

Brian

If it's not too much trouble? Better put the 'warm' in one of the padded envelopes.   :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 24, 2014, 05:46:14 am
Or better yet, a box truck.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 24, 2014, 06:02:33 am
I respectfully retract that offer.... I need all I can get to keep up with our little cold spell. The stove is making the trip but not 'in style'; temps. in the morning are dropping to the mid- 60's in the house after an overnight of around zero. Still, I cannot fault the stove as I am heating the whole house, two floors, with not other heating method (boiler is shut off, and I don't mean the thermostats but the actual boiler). Then again, it is a real problem to use this stove when it is 40 out and keep a continuous fire going so it really cannot be any bigger.

Brian

I've been heating the house with our wood stove too. I pack it full right before bed and it keeps the house toasty all night long. I even have a nice bed of coals in the morning to get her roaring again.   :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 24, 2014, 09:46:22 am
I heat exclusively with wood (easy boys!) and have gotten pretty successful at it as well as pretty efficient; we convert the front porch from 'summer mode' to 'winter mode' and drive a trailer full of wood onto the porch, 2,500 lbs. or so at a time- "bringing wood into the house" means opening the front door and picking some up, then turning around and throwing it in the stove. :-)  Big stove too, nearly 10 cu. ft. firebox w/ catalytic combustor which makes a very efficient burner. Normal winter temps. in the house, day or night, are between 73 and 75 F. But when the temp drops to zero and especially if there is any wind at all, I cannot maintain 70 plus for a 9 hour burn.

I have been toying with the idea of going to a wood boiler and hot water storage for years but just don't want to spend the dough or make the effort and the older I get, the less the payback will be. But that would be a slick system: a clean burning wood fire once a day to supply all heat and hot water during the coldest part of the winter. In the summer, maybe as few as 2 or 3 fires a month to provide domestic hot water. Sorely tempting.... but pricey. :-(

Brian

I've been heating the house with our wood stove too. I pack it full right before bed and it keeps the house toasty all night long. I even have a nice bed of coals in the morning to get her roaring again.   :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 24, 2014, 10:33:55 am
As I said before, I used to heat our house exclusively with wood too. I've gotten back to that with the cold we've had lately, plus being retired and home all day helps too.   ;D

My stove isn't as large as yours but it also has a catalytic combustor. I don't know how large the firebox is but it'll hold a lot if you pack it right. My stove will also burn coal but since I don't have a source for coal I've never used it.

When it's zero outside, Bosco knows where the best seat in the house can be found.

It may not look like it but the top of that stove is 1,000f.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 24, 2014, 12:08:08 pm
As youse guise know, I like to tinker with things a little.... Been burning wood for decades and have never been happy with the way it was being done, the stoves, the maintenance, the 'care and feeding', etc. So I designed and built one:

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/Currentstove1.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/BDF08012008/media/Currentstove1.jpg.html)

The combustior running at 1,450 degrees. You can barely see the combustor itself but it is the red thing in the view port.
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/Combustors_at_1500-degrees-1.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/BDF08012008/media/Combustors_at_1500-degrees-1.jpg.html)

34" wide (will take 30+ length wood (easy boys!) with ease) X 24 deep X 34 tall. Big stove. Top loader with three doors; I usually only use the small door so no smoke gets into the house but occasionally when something large goes in there, the entire top is also a hinged door. A fire plate 8" above the base plate with a 7" tall ash bucket, also 32" long (needs emptying three times per cord of wood and can be removed / re-installed while the stove is running). The "V" section in the front is a stainless steel water container that holds 2.4 gallons of water to keep the humidity in the house w/in reasonable bounds. It is part of the stove and welded in place. There is a combination draft door / fire staring door under the fire plate on the left hand side of the stove; to light it, I just throw in logs (no kindling needed or wanted) and then roll up newspaper and slide it in the access door (easy again boys!). Light the newspaper and burns length- wise and sends all heat up through a 6" X 6" hole on the other end of the stove directly against the wood. Very fast, easy starts and it sounds like a wind tunnel. The stove is quite user- friendly.

But still, it needs some time to light the combustor, requires some attention and just does not hold enough wood. And come to find out, we are all burning wood upside down. The correct way to burn wood is to pyrolyse it and burn the gas.... who knew? So I designed and built one of those. Looks like this:

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/Gassifiercomplete.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/BDF08012008/media/Gassifiercomplete.jpg.html)

Two doors on the sides, a draft inducing fan on top and the firebox itself is a stainless steel box with holes cut into it so the fire path is through the stove then down and out the 'basket' that holds the actual fire. The process is called gassification and it is really cool to watch. And it burns about as clean as natural gas; there are NO visible emissions. Once the fire exits the burn pit, it goes up the triangular colums on each side but only for three tubes at which point the passage is blocked and the exhaust gas has to pass through the tubes, go up the other side three tubes and repeat the process. This transfers the exhaust heat into the room and keep the exhaust temps down in the sub- 200 F range.

This is what it looks like running at about 1/2 throttle:
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/terry-stove-running.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/BDF08012008/media/terry-stove-running.jpg.html)

Note that the wood is above, the fire is in the middle (in the bottom of the firebox which the wood feeds into) and the exahust, flame and ash are moving straight down.

It all worked pretty well except for one pesky thing: when low on fuel, the box above (which is 60" tall) fills up with smoke and eventually enough oxygen to ignite.... inside the magazine portion of the stove. It does not explode but it most certainly does 'sneeze' in a spectacular way blowing out smoke / flame through every place possible, mostly the chimney which is spectacular if not a little dangerous. I never put it in the house as it never got to the point of having nice 'house manners'. What it needs is a sliding plate to block off the magazine's volume and follow the wood column down as it is consumed. Never got around to that but am kicking around the idea of putting in a plate 1/2 of the way up the magazine to see if that is sufficient to calm the problem down. Of course the stove has to reverse draft (burn 'up') to start a fire so whatever plate goes in there has to have some type of airtight door. All a big pain in the butt.... which is why I have not proceeded with it.

Brian


As I said before, I used to heat our house exclusively with wood too. I've gotten back to that with the cold we've had lately, plus being retired and home all day helps too.   ;D

My stove isn't as large as yours but it also has a catalytic combustor. I don't know how large the firebox is but it'll hold a lot if you pack it right. My stove will also burn coal but since I don't have a source for coal I've never used it.

When it's zero outside, Bosco knows where the best seat in the house can be found.

It may not look like it but the top of that stove is 1,000f.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 25, 2014, 12:49:51 am
I learned how to spell CND.  Simple, CehNehDeh.  I love learning new culture ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 25, 2014, 06:13:42 am
It's 20 degrees here this morning....heat wave in progress.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 25, 2014, 07:36:13 am
Agnes couldn't have Bosco hogging all the heat.

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 25, 2014, 07:37:31 am
That's an impressive stove Brian, both of them.    :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 27, 2014, 07:37:06 am
It's minus 10f at the moment, going down to minus 22f tonight (30 to 45 below with the wind tonight). Wind chill warning in effect till Wed morning.    :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on January 27, 2014, 07:39:18 am
 :)  Sunday 55F/sunny 200 mile ride  :)

 :(  Today 15F tonight 0ish  :(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rhino on January 27, 2014, 10:54:47 am
:)  Sunday 55F/sunny 200 mile ride  :)

 :(  Today 15F tonight 0ish  :(

Me too. Great riding over the weekend and now 7F and blowing.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 27, 2014, 11:06:38 am
Yeah and it is all rolling east: 40+ outside at the moment, going to be 10 tonight and then three more days of cold (unusual cold).

Brian

:)  Sunday 55F/sunny 200 mile ride  :)

 :(  Today 15F tonight 0ish  :(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 28, 2014, 06:59:18 am
It's minus 14 at the moment with a wind chill near minus 35    :_shudder_Emoticon
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on January 28, 2014, 07:20:21 am
It's minus 14 at the moment with a wind chill near minus 35    :_shudder_Emoticon


 :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 28, 2014, 07:34:12 am

 :o

Exactly J!

My poor dogs can hardly walk when they go outside. Well, two of the three anyways. Sookie has such thick fur, she even has fur growing out from between her toes and covering the bottoms of her feet. So she has no problems in the cold. She wants to play with the other two outside but they just want to come back in and that's it! I had to go out and rescue Bosco. She want deep into the back yard and her feet got so cold that she couldn't/wouldn't walk. 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 28, 2014, 09:23:58 am
So how are you making out with your woodstove in these extreme temps / windchills? I am about at the limit of mine- it will run all night, no problem, but not at a rate that will maintain the house at 70+. After a 9 or 10 hour burn, the house is between 65 and 69 depending on just how cold and windy it was overnight. The photo you put up looks like a Dutchwest, and I would not think it would hold enough wood to maintain an entire house at a comfy temp. overnight? Or do you get up and stoke it during the night?

Brian

It's minus 14 at the moment with a wind chill near minus 35    :_shudder_Emoticon
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Maille Man on January 28, 2014, 10:02:13 am
Advice from a friend of mine.  He heats, exclusively, with a wood stove.

1) Temps near freezing, you need to put at least 10 gallons of water per day into the air.
2) Temps near 10F you need near 15 gallons per day.
3) Temps near or below zero, well, you get the idea.

Using his humidifier, as well as pots of water on the stove, he's been able to keep the humidity between 25%-30% and can keep his temps at or above the 70 mark...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on January 28, 2014, 10:36:05 am
Yeah, when I built this current stove, I put a 'water pot' inside the front 'V' of the stove- it holds 2.4 gallons of water. The actual water chamber is stainless steel and sits down inside the stove's volume so that no part of it is above the top line of the stove, very important as the stove is a top- load type.

I was just wondering how Conrad was making out with a 3 cu. ft. firebox and such low temps. I can hold a fire overnight (9 hour burn) easily enough (actual wood left, not just warm coals) but cannot do that and have the house maintain 70F or greater if the outside temp. is around -0-.

Brian

Advice from a friend of mine.  He heats, exclusively, with a wood stove.

1) Temps near freezing, you need to put at least 10 gallons of water per day into the air.
2) Temps near 10F you need near 15 gallons per day.
3) Temps near or below zero, well, you get the idea.

Using his humidifier, as well as pots of water on the stove, he's been able to keep the humidity between 25%-30% and can keep his temps at or above the 70 mark...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on January 28, 2014, 04:19:04 pm
It's minus 14 at the moment with a wind chill near minus 35    :_shudder_Emoticon
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 28, 2014, 06:02:28 pm
So how are you making out with your woodstove in these extreme temps / windchills? I am about at the limit of mine- it will run all night, no problem, but not at a rate that will maintain the house at 70+. After a 9 or 10 hour burn, the house is between 65 and 69 depending on just how cold and windy it was overnight. The photo you put up looks like a Dutchwest, and I would not think it would hold enough wood to maintain an entire house at a comfy temp. overnight? Or do you get up and stoke it during the night?

Brian

Good eye Brian. That is a Consolidated Dutchwest stove, Federal Airtight is the model line.

I've been making out pretty well. During the day the front section of the house stays around 72 -75 with the bedrooms around 60 or so. An hour or so before bedtime I'll be sure to get the stove set-up so that right before bed I'll have a really good bed of coals going. Then at bedtime I'll pack that baby as full of 22" logs as I possibly can. In the morning I'll still have some good coals to get it up to temp again. I normally only need the stove to last 7 hours at night before I feed it. I keep the thermostat for the gas furnace turned down to 60, just in case the stove gets too cool. With the higher than normal winds I have to close up the air dampers a bit otherwise I won't have a good long burn overnight.

I have a cast iron kettle that holds around 2 gals of water that I keep going on top of the stove. It keeps the house around 40% humidity.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on January 28, 2014, 06:45:44 pm
Weather was just to friggin' nice to take my truck!  Picked up a sweet Michelin "Desert Race" tire for the katOOm  ;D

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/KTM/IMG_20140128_105226173_HDR.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on January 28, 2014, 06:56:52 pm
Man, my forced air struggles to maintain 66F these past few nights. ;D This is a good old fashioned winter like when we were kids. But funny thing, how come I have no desire at all to go skating outside like we used to for hours at a time and come home with frozen blue jeans?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 28, 2014, 07:06:27 pm
Chilly out tonight.  Currently down to 45.  Rains moving in :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on January 28, 2014, 07:18:43 pm
2F now, maybe 28F this weekend. I was trying to talk about cold weather to my cousin in Alabama. I said you can tell when its below zero F when the nose hairs stick together when you breath through the nose and your teeth hurt when you breath through your mouth, and the snow is crunchy. No clue.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 28, 2014, 07:27:57 pm
Ft Dix NJ, Jan, 1982, Army BCT.  Wind chills down to -40.  Think that stopped us from learning how to march?  We never needed to shovel snow, we used brooms to get the stuff the wind missed.  Y'all can keep the East Coast (anything East of the Rockies), all of it.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on January 28, 2014, 08:31:32 pm
Weather was just to friggin' nice to take my truck!  Picked up a sweet Michelin "Desert Race" tire for the katOOm  ;D

([url]http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/KTM/IMG_20140128_105226173_HDR.jpg[/url])


come join us down here
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on January 28, 2014, 08:51:09 pm
That is the second best thing that bike has ever hauled  ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on January 28, 2014, 09:09:50 pm
Y'all can keep the East Coast (anything East of the Rockies), all of it.
:goodpost:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 29, 2014, 04:07:47 am
I hate  :censored: snow.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 29, 2014, 04:33:14 am
2F now, maybe 28F this weekend. I was trying to talk about cold weather to my cousin in Alabama. I said you can tell when its below zero F when the nose hairs stick together when you breath through the nose and your teeth hurt when you breath through your mouth, and the snow is crunchy. No clue.

Yep, you can always tell when it's zero or below because when you walk on the snow it has a squeak to it as it's compressed. It may seem strange that the snow squeaks but if you've never heard it for yourself you won't get it.   
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on January 29, 2014, 04:40:37 am
It seems really strange to read all the stories of folks down south with their highways turning into parking lots because of two inches of snow.

They say that people from the south don't know how to drive in snow?

It's not rocket science, just slow the :censored: down! Oh wait, maybe that is rocket science to some?    ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on January 29, 2014, 06:09:52 am
Y'all can keep the East Coast (anything East of the Rockies), all of it.

:goodpost:

Some of us ride both coasts  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on January 29, 2014, 06:11:37 am


They say that people from the south don't know how to drive in snow?


What is this snow you speak of?  ;D

Although I've lived in europe and chicago, the mountains, and really did have to deal with it in the past. I'm not from here
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on January 30, 2014, 08:09:41 am
Wow, dinosaurs are everywhere!  ;D

(https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1/971734_654679327922227_1291680307_n.jpg)

 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on January 30, 2014, 08:41:12 am

(https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1/971734_654679327922227_1291680307_n.jpg)


That pic makes me happy Steve, thank you.  :) :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on January 30, 2014, 05:35:19 pm

That pic makes me happy Steve, thank you.  :) :chugbeer:


anytime brutha-man (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/icon10.gif)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rhino on January 31, 2014, 11:03:23 am
Wow, dinosaurs are everywhere!  ;D

(https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1/971734_654679327922227_1291680307_n.jpg)

I've stared at this pic for a long time and I still don't see a dinosaur. :P
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on January 31, 2014, 11:26:49 am
I've stared at this pic for a long time and I still don't see a dinosaur. :P


You don't see the tittiflopalous?  ???

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: BruceR on January 31, 2014, 08:54:02 pm
I think she's holding two invisible joints.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on January 31, 2014, 09:56:50 pm
Been sick for a week. Off work since Monday PM. What a waste of a week! And TV is crappy.  :-[
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on February 01, 2014, 09:32:10 am
Been sick for a week. Off work since Monday PM. What a waste of a week! And TV is crappy.  :-[


That sux G, hope ya feel better soon bro!  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on February 01, 2014, 12:13:16 pm
Turned the corner yesterday but still not good. What really sucks is that I was supposed to go to my buddies place for the Superbowl. He has a dedicated theater that I built for him and it has state of the art sound as well as a 120 inch screen. I hope I can drag myself off the couch long enough to see that!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 01, 2014, 01:47:12 pm
I've always found that when I am sick to my stomach, all they air on tv is food commercials.  I also stockpile reading supplies but then I feel so bad I can't even do that.

Glad you're on the mend.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 01, 2014, 01:53:42 pm
I hate  :censored: plumbing...

Putting a new kitchen faucet.  The cutoffs leak.  Had to go to the hw store to buy washers.  Got that fixed, put everything together and no water.   :censored: :censored: and  :censored: !  That's no water coming out of the faucet.  There's water going in.  Take it all apart and start blowing through the lines.  No air coming out of the spout.   :censored: and this is a brand new 'expensive' faucet!   :censored: quality control...made in Taiwan.  Take it all apart, break some tabs on the cartridge trying to figure it out.  I got air getting to the cartridge but it won't go through......and then I realize I hadn't turned the lever to the correct position.  It now works.  :censored: :censored: and triple  :censored: .  Hopefully it won't leak after I put it all back together.

I hate  :censored: plumbing.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on February 01, 2014, 05:39:46 pm
I hate  :censored: plumbing...

Putting a new kitchen faucet.  The cutoffs leak.  Had to go to the hw store to buy washers.  Got that fixed, put everything together and no water.   :censored: :censored: and  :censored: !  That's no water coming out of the faucet.  There's water going in.  Take it all apart and start blowing through the lines.  No air coming out of the spout.   :censored: and this is a brand new 'expensive' faucet!   :censored: quality control...made in Taiwan.  Take it all apart, break some tabs on the cartridge trying to figure it out.  I got air getting to the cartridge but it won't go through......and then I realize I hadn't turned the lever to the correct position.  It now works.  :censored: :censored: and triple  :censored: .  Hopefully it won't leak after I put it all back together.

I hate  :censored: plumbing.


Oh  :censored:  Sparky, that  :censored:  sux.  :( I too :censored: hate that :censored: :censored: . It usually :censored: results in :censored: going back and :censored: fourth to the :censored: hardware store at least 3 :censored: times to eventually get what I :censored: need... :censored: :censored: :censored:

Glad to hear you think you got that  :censored:  thing figured out though.  :thumbs: :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 01, 2014, 09:04:24 pm
It's not over.  I reversed the hot and cold so now I have to pull everything out from the bottom of the sink and reverse the lines.  Dam faucet didn't have anything labeling which one was hot and which one was cold.  I took a chance...I was wrong.  Grrrrrrr.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rick Hall on February 01, 2014, 09:50:50 pm
Flew a DME arc to the ILS 34 approach at GXY the other day.

Not too bad in the grand scheme of things. Once over the VOR, you twist the OBS to outbound, follow it, then twist it to 90* of outbound once the DME jives, and fly 90* until the OBS needle is centered. Then twist the OBS another 10*, bank to the OBS minus 10* on the DG (HI), and fly it until the needle is centered, repeat. When the OBS is 10* from the ILS, bank inbound and keep the needles centered to the MDA. Go missed if you totally forked up. No discussion here, go missed.

Rick
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on February 01, 2014, 11:00:24 pm
Rick, I entered all that into Google translator and it came back as un recognizable.  So, I'm gonna take a stab at it.  You took off and flew over a Virgin On Rocks, twisted an On Board Stick, turned a hard left, did some Dumb Man Exercises, turned hard right using the On Board Stick to a centered position, twisted the On Board Stick for a slight turn left, did a bit of an s turn with the On Board Stick, hit the Demister Gadget (on HI), and flew using a knitting needle in the middle position.  You did this twice.  You went back to the On Board Stick, did another slight turn right, re centered the knitting needles in the Mighty Dark Area.  I also translated that some how you messed up, maybe you used your crochet needle instead of the knitting needle?

 ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 02, 2014, 05:59:30 am
I hate  :censored: plumbing...

Putting a new kitchen faucet.  The cutoffs leak.  Had to go to the hw store to buy washers.  Got that fixed, put everything together and no water.   :censored: :censored: and  :censored: !  That's no water coming out of the faucet.  There's water going in.  Take it all apart and start blowing through the lines.  No air coming out of the spout.   :censored: and this is a brand new 'expensive' faucet!   :censored: quality control...made in Taiwan.  Take it all apart, break some tabs on the cartridge trying to figure it out.  I got air getting to the cartridge but it won't go through......and then I realize I hadn't turned the lever to the correct position.  It now works.  :censored: :censored: and triple  :censored: .  Hopefully it won't leak after I put it all back together.

I hate  :censored: plumbing.

It's not over.  I reversed the hot and cold so now I have to pull everything out from the bottom of the sink and reverse the lines.  Dam faucet didn't have anything labeling which one was hot and which one was cold.  I took a chance...I was wrong.  Grrrrrrr.

Holy :censored: Jim! Thank goodness you didn't have to break out the torch and sweat on some copper lines! I fear that we would be reading about a tragic house fire instead.     :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on February 02, 2014, 06:31:07 am
Jim, leave the canyon cages on the shelf and step away from the bike.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 02, 2014, 06:35:07 am
Makes one think of Haroldo, doesn't it?  Thank goodness I have a decent hw store a few miles away.   They've saved my bacon many a time.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on February 02, 2014, 07:14:34 am
If Pete and re-Pete were sitting on a fence and Pet fell off who was left?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 02, 2014, 08:04:58 am
Ok, I'm confused.  Who is Pet?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 02, 2014, 08:08:38 am
Ok, another project from hell.  I'm redoing a vanity with one of those cabinet paint kits from Rustoleum.  They said to put on two coats of the base paint and then the final gloss coat.  Haven't opened the gloss coat yet but from the amount of work I've had to do so far I think it would be cheaper to buy a vanity already painted.  So far in addition to the vanity, I've painted the following:  the floor, the wall, the toilet, and myself.  I really don't think that there's much more to paint in that bathroom except for the vanity one more time... :banghead:

Jim, leave the canyon cages on the shelf and step away from the bike.

And now you know the rest of the story...
 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on February 02, 2014, 01:34:39 pm
You need to call Mike Holmes.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 02, 2014, 02:42:29 pm
I'd be scared to death for him to look at anything I've done..

The continuing saga...

Decided to power wash the vehicles and get the salt off...did fine until we got to my truck.  Forgot to totally roll the windows up... :banghead: :doh:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on February 02, 2014, 03:15:01 pm
You sure you're drinking the "good" Vodka Jim? Ya' know, that stuff does not come in rectangular cans with handles on top, right?

 :rotflmao:

Not time to wash anything here yet- the roads are still pretty white with salt :-(

Brian


<snip>

Decided to power wash the vehicles and get the salt off...did fine until we got to my truck.  Forgot to totally roll the windows up... :banghead: :doh:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on February 02, 2014, 03:43:11 pm
You really need to learn to like football. Than you could just forget about all that stuff.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 02, 2014, 03:50:53 pm
Aye...he says with 4 beers (maybe 5?...lost count) under his belt.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on February 02, 2014, 10:06:34 pm
Aye...he says with 4 beers (maybe 5?...lost count) under his belt.
Alcohol free here.

Go Seahawks, World Champions and home of the fair weather 12th man ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 03, 2014, 04:45:03 am
If Pete and re-Pete were sitting on a fence and Pet fell off who was left?

Ok, I'm confused.  Who is Pet?

Not enough info to answer this question...

We're going to have to know where this fence was located, what type of fence, how long these two were sitting on the fence, exactly why did re-Pete fall off, was he geared up for the fall, did he sustain any injuries when he fell, how far was the fall, and what were the ground conditions that he fell on to?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 03, 2014, 05:26:56 am
Alcohol free here.

Go Seahawks, World Champions and home of the fair weather 12th man ;D

 :yikes:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rhino on February 03, 2014, 08:30:09 am
Alcohol free here.

Go Seahawks, World Champions and home of the fair weather 12th man ;D

I'm pretty happy to have had plenty of alcohol to dull the pain.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on February 03, 2014, 03:02:20 pm
I'm pretty happy to have had plenty of alcohol to dull the pain.
We had Skittles galore ;D 
Heard on the Broncos sidlines "Can Eli fit into my helmet and jersey?" ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Glenn on February 04, 2014, 11:58:53 am
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/peatreek/Funny%20Stuff/whereisthex_zps0497b370.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 07, 2014, 07:46:05 am
I was cleaning out my dresser drawers yesterday and I found my old yo-yo. (Yomega Fireball) ;D

Shush, it's sleeping now. 

I almost forgot how much fun these things are! Back in the day I was pretty good but nowhere near as good and my youngest son. I got him started on yo-yos back when he was 5 or so. He took right to it and for the next 5 or 6 years he carried his yo with him where ever he went. When ever we were out and had to wait in line for something (Disney, bank, groceries, movies...) he would break out his yo and entertain everyone in line. He was damn good and always got a round of applause from the folks.

Damn, thinking about those times really made me smile...   :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 07, 2014, 08:11:59 am
You now have time to become one with the yo-yo, Conrad.  I expect to see a YouTube video of this soon.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 07, 2014, 08:27:07 am
You now have time to become one with the yo-yo, Conrad.  I expect to see a YouTube video of this soon.

I had better get some new strings before the becoming one thing happens. As old as this string is the yo-yo may become one with a window or the TV while I'm swinging the yo-yo around.   :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 07, 2014, 03:21:07 pm
It's Bloody Mary night!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on February 07, 2014, 03:49:23 pm
Do you use bacon flavored vodka?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 07, 2014, 04:47:58 pm
You know that I don't use flavored vodkas...it's unprofessional.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on February 07, 2014, 08:22:12 pm
Do you use bacon flavored vodka?



 ??? :-\


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/bacon-bikini_zps53b8fa45.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/bacon-bikini_zps53b8fa45.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 08, 2014, 06:13:20 am
You know that I don't use flavored vodkas...it's unprofessional.

How's about a nice crisp piece of bacon as a stir stick?  :P
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Miss Silvera on February 08, 2014, 06:48:06 am

 ??? :-\


([url]http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/bacon-bikini_zps53b8fa45.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/bacon-bikini_zps53b8fa45.jpg.html[/url])


I knew I liked bacon!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 08, 2014, 06:53:04 am
 :rotflmao:   
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on February 08, 2014, 06:59:21 am
:rotflmao:

+1
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 08, 2014, 08:00:38 am
I knew I liked bacon!

Even Martha is getting in on this.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bf2KK5qIMAEn_wP.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: BruceR on February 08, 2014, 08:47:16 am
Mood kill!  :'(
Thanks Conrad, you just posted a picture of where boners go to die.... :doh:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 08, 2014, 09:05:52 am
I don't think she's that bad looking, Martha Stewart that is...  Raw bacon as a bathing suit, however, is quite unsettling.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on February 08, 2014, 09:29:24 am
I don't think she's that bad looking, Martha Stewart that is... 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on February 08, 2014, 07:19:18 pm
So we all see these postal vehicle running around, delivering mail.... but what are they? No one else seems to have them. Who makes them?

They were made by Grumman, the same company who brought us such other marvelous vehicles as the F4 Wildcat, the F6 Hellcat (WWII piston engine fighters) the TBF Avenger, the A- 6 Intruder, the F-14 Tomcat (my personal favorite) and the Apollo Lunar Module. But by the 80's, things were slow at the old 'Iron works' (Grumman's nickname for building such tough fighters) and they needed something else to do. Jeep was discontinuing the right hand drive vehicle they had made for the USPS and so Grumman stepped in and manufactured 140,000 of these "LLV" or Long Life Vehicles. They are powered with GM in-line fours, and were built between 1987 and 1994. The original lifespan was to be 24 years (!!) but as the USPS is running so far in the red, the lifespan has been extended to 30 years (!!!). Amazing. So let's all give a round of applause to this uniquely American vehicle which has been bringing us the electric bill and various farkles (my new shaving scuttle arrived today.... via LLV!) for decades.

https://www.google.com/search?q=grumman+llv&tbm=isch&imgil=uzSIFR_QH9QyJM%253A%253Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fencrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com%252Fimages%253Fq%253Dtbn%253AANd9GcRRfykc3_Jee_AgSnx6M0C10RHJoCQc8KfcrwL4N8NMtR5ksk1I4g%253B700%253B393%253BZVXm0MHdZiYlfM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fen.wikipedia.org%25252Fwiki%25252FGrumman_LLV&source=iu&usg=__iny2i5jRh-opMrF3N3AWDYDLUKc%3D&sa=X&ei=M-X2UrHGLYbhqQHd44G4AQ&sqi=2&ved=0CDMQ9QEwAg&biw=1920&bih=1085#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=uzSIFR_QH9QyJM%253A%3BZVXm0MHdZiYlfM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fupload.wikimedia.org%252Fwikipedia%252Fcommons%252F3%252F37%252FSmall_USPS_Truck.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fen.wikipedia.org%252Fwiki%252FGrumman_LLV%3B700%3B393 (https://www.google.com/search?q=grumman+llv&tbm=isch&imgil=uzSIFR_QH9QyJM%253A%253Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fencrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com%252Fimages%253Fq%253Dtbn%253AANd9GcRRfykc3_Jee_AgSnx6M0C10RHJoCQc8KfcrwL4N8NMtR5ksk1I4g%253B700%253B393%253BZVXm0MHdZiYlfM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fen.wikipedia.org%25252Fwiki%25252FGrumman_LLV&source=iu&usg=__iny2i5jRh-opMrF3N3AWDYDLUKc%3D&sa=X&ei=M-X2UrHGLYbhqQHd44G4AQ&sqi=2&ved=0CDMQ9QEwAg&biw=1920&bih=1085#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=uzSIFR_QH9QyJM%253A%3BZVXm0MHdZiYlfM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fupload.wikimedia.org%252Fwikipedia%252Fcommons%252F3%252F37%252FSmall_USPS_Truck.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fen.wikipedia.org%252Fwiki%252FGrumman_LLV%3B700%3B393)

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on February 08, 2014, 07:59:14 pm
So we all see these postal vehicle running around, delivering mail.... but what are they? No one else seems to have them. Who makes them?

They were made by Grumman, the same company who brought us such other marvelous vehicles as the F4 Wildcat, the F6 Hellcat (WWII piston engine fighters) the TBF Avenger, the A- 6 Intruder, the F-14 Tomcat (my personal favorite) and the Apollo Lunar Module. But by the 80's, things were slow at the old 'Iron works' (Grumman's nickname for building such tough fighters) and they needed something else to do. Jeep was discontinuing the right hand drive vehicle they had made for the USPS and so Grumman stepped in and manufactured 140,000 of these "LLV" or Long Life Vehicles. They are powered with GM in-line fours, and were built between 1987 and 1994. The original lifespan was to be 24 years (!!) but as the USPS is running so far in the red, the lifespan has been extended to 30 years (!!!). Amazing. So let's all give a round of applause to this uniquely American vehicle which has been bringing us the electric bill and various farkles (my new shaving scuttle arrived today.... via LLV!) for decades.

https://www.google.com/search?q=grumman+llv&tbm=isch&imgil=uzSIFR_QH9QyJM%253A%253Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fencrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com%252Fimages%253Fq%253Dtbn%253AANd9GcRRfykc3_Jee_AgSnx6M0C10RHJoCQc8KfcrwL4N8NMtR5ksk1I4g%253B700%253B393%253BZVXm0MHdZiYlfM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fen.wikipedia.org%25252Fwiki%25252FGrumman_LLV&source=iu&usg=__iny2i5jRh-opMrF3N3AWDYDLUKc%3D&sa=X&ei=M-X2UrHGLYbhqQHd44G4AQ&sqi=2&ved=0CDMQ9QEwAg&biw=1920&bih=1085#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=uzSIFR_QH9QyJM%253A%3BZVXm0MHdZiYlfM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fupload.wikimedia.org%252Fwikipedia%252Fcommons%252F3%252F37%252FSmall_USPS_Truck.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fen.wikipedia.org%252Fwiki%252FGrumman_LLV%3B700%3B393 (https://www.google.com/search?q=grumman+llv&tbm=isch&imgil=uzSIFR_QH9QyJM%253A%253Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fencrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com%252Fimages%253Fq%253Dtbn%253AANd9GcRRfykc3_Jee_AgSnx6M0C10RHJoCQc8KfcrwL4N8NMtR5ksk1I4g%253B700%253B393%253BZVXm0MHdZiYlfM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fen.wikipedia.org%25252Fwiki%25252FGrumman_LLV&source=iu&usg=__iny2i5jRh-opMrF3N3AWDYDLUKc%3D&sa=X&ei=M-X2UrHGLYbhqQHd44G4AQ&sqi=2&ved=0CDMQ9QEwAg&biw=1920&bih=1085#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=uzSIFR_QH9QyJM%253A%3BZVXm0MHdZiYlfM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fupload.wikimedia.org%252Fwikipedia%252Fcommons%252F3%252F37%252FSmall_USPS_Truck.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fen.wikipedia.org%252Fwiki%252FGrumman_LLV%3B700%3B393)

Brian

I hate them things.  My postal "lady" has almost hit me multiple times, I swear, each time she made eye contact with me.  Her I could use a train horn on!!!!!  I think she hates me, she has somehow broke my mailbox door 4 times, must be hooking it with the Grumann mirror >:(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on February 08, 2014, 10:07:21 pm
Don't forget the Grumman Goose. A real workhorse!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 09, 2014, 06:05:44 am
Mood kill!  :'(
Thanks Conrad, you just posted a picture of where boners go to die.... :doh:

You don't like bacon?    :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: BruceR on February 09, 2014, 01:32:31 pm
You don't like bacon?    :o
Bacon is fine- Martha Stewart in a pseudo lesbian image applying bacon to mannequins?  Not so much.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 09, 2014, 01:37:27 pm
To each his/her own.... ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on February 09, 2014, 02:04:33 pm
IDK, that pic GP posted doesn't look too bad.... I'd hit that and have her make me a bacon sammich.  ;) :P
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 10, 2014, 04:22:50 am
To each his/her own.... ;)

IDK, that pic GP posted doesn't look too bad.... I'd hit that and have her make me a bacon sammich.  ;) :P

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on February 10, 2014, 11:37:44 am
When replacing a dual voltage electric motor always make sure the internal motor voltage matches your line in voltage.  :banghead:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 14, 2014, 04:40:37 am
I hate  :censored: snow and ice..  Went out this morning to dig the RAV4 out of the snow and ice and the front door was totally frozen shut.  All the other doors could be opened, just not the driver's door.  Then I couldn't find the  :censored: ice scraper and had to use one of those windshield washer squeegee thingys.  Thank goodness the snow wasn't totally frozen to the windows.  Had to crawl over the hump to get to the driver's side, start it up, and then move it over to close to the garage so that I could use my garage hair dryer on the door.  After about 30 minutes I was able to open the door.   Walked back in the garage and there was the ice scraper   :doh: .  I hate  :censored: ice and snow.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on February 14, 2014, 04:45:50 am
30 second door opener
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 14, 2014, 04:49:38 am
That's a good idea and I have one of those but the door gap is so tight that it wouldn't work without damaging the door.  I was perfectly willing to wait until the ice melted from the heat of the hair dryer.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on February 14, 2014, 05:22:50 am
At 4am and 2 degrees it would refreeze as fast as it melts. That's why I keep an old truck. My wife has a remote start so she defreezes hers from the kitchen.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 14, 2014, 05:30:41 am
It was above freezing here...  If it was 4am and 2 degrees it would stay frozen.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on February 14, 2014, 05:38:04 am
Got to go to work.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on February 15, 2014, 11:46:51 am
I burned up a belt on the snowblower going through knee deep drifts. Wasn't designed for that. Had to use the shovel especially at the end of the driveway where it was deeper and the snow had a lot more water in it from the salt. Now we can't see out the driveway when we want to pull out the snow is almost 5 feet high.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on February 15, 2014, 11:52:40 am
Yeah, you 'middle of the country, flatlanders' are really catching it. We are too but as usual, nothing near your level.

There is about 8" on the ground now, the roads are mostly clear and it has just started snowing again.... pretty hard (easy boys!). The forecast is for 6" to 10" by tomorrow. I am re-arranging the skids on the snowblower now in an effort to get it to bite in and dig a big harder; it is riding up on the hard snow in front of it and I am shooting for more digging. I think I will start a different thread about that 'cause some of you people must know more about blowing snow than us coastal wussies :-)

Brian

I burned up a belt on the snowblower going through knee deep drifts. Wasn't designed for that. Had to use the shovel especially at the end of the driveway where it was deeper and the snow had a lot more water in it from the salt. Now we can't see out the driveway when we want to pull out the snow is almost 5 feet high.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on February 15, 2014, 12:08:20 pm
We are going up to 60F next week, no rain though, but 60F is just too warm after getting so much snow and it being below freezing for 2 months now. I actually saw bare cement yesterday on the driveway! Too soon.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 16, 2014, 06:53:13 am
We are going up to 60F next week, no rain though, but 60F is just too warm after getting so much snow and it being below freezing for 2 months now. I actually saw bare cement yesterday on the driveway! Too soon.

Mid 40s for us next week. Warm enough to ride for sure but I'd have to get the bike through the mess below first. That's a 6" base of hard snow and ice with more fresh stuff on top of it, around 18 inches of snow all together.

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 16, 2014, 06:58:48 am
Car snow tires..
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on February 16, 2014, 08:19:38 am
Car snow tires..

Sissy.  Why tear up the roads with studded car tires?  Go this route instead and pickup your man card.  (Put on them CCs while you are at it Jim).
http://www.yearroundriders.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=6745 (http://www.yearroundriders.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=6745)
Title: wind map
Post by: Conrad on February 20, 2014, 05:33:11 am
Very cool animated map of the winds in the United States.

http://hint.fm/wind/index.html (http://hint.fm/wind/index.html)

Click on the map to zoom, mouse over to see the speed at that location.
Title: Re: wind map
Post by: Rhino on February 20, 2014, 11:05:46 am
Very cool animated map of the winds in the United States.

[url]http://hint.fm/wind/index.html[/url] ([url]http://hint.fm/wind/index.html[/url])

Click on the map to zoom, mouse over to see the speed at that location.


Cool! I'm assuming this is surface winds. Would love to have a map like this for different altitudes. Would be awesome for pilots.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 21, 2014, 04:53:15 am
We've had well above freezing high temps for the last two days so a large amount of the snow in the pic below has melted. My garage is just to the left as you look at the pic (that's my sled trailer). There's nowhere for the water to go except into my garage. I have at least an inch of slush covering the floor in my garage now!  :o :o

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on February 26, 2014, 04:31:55 pm
So I was wondering just how many times Groundhog Day is repeated in the movie 'Groundhog Day'. With a little help from Google, it appears that there were quite a few; at least 3,176 days or 8 years, 8 months, and 16 days according to one website named Worf Gnards. And he even has a graph representing the big portions of how Phil allocated his time..... Learning to sculpture ice and play the piano seem to take up the greatest single portions. This is a link to his site: http://www.wolfgnards.com/index.php/2009/06/16/how-long-does-billy-murray-spend-in-grou (http://www.wolfgnards.com/index.php/2009/06/16/how-long-does-billy-murray-spend-in-grou)

Harold Ramis actually responds to this page and that response is located at the bottom of the page referenced. It seems that Mr. Ramis thought that Worf Gnards.... had too much time on his hands....  ;D

And let's all remember: "Don't drive angry, don't drive angry."

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on February 27, 2014, 05:06:08 am
So I was wondering just how many times Groundhog Day is repeated in the movie 'Groundhog Day'. With a little help from Google, it appears that there were quite a few; at least 3,176 days or 8 years, 8 months, and 16 days according to one website named Worf Gnards. And he even has a graph representing the big portions of how Phil allocated his time..... Learning to sculpture ice and play the piano seem to take up the greatest single portions. This is a link to his site: [url]http://www.wolfgnards.com/index.php/2009/06/16/how-long-does-billy-murray-spend-in-grou[/url] ([url]http://www.wolfgnards.com/index.php/2009/06/16/how-long-does-billy-murray-spend-in-grou[/url])

Harold Ramis actually responds to this page and that response is located at the bottom of the page referenced. It seems that Mr. Ramis thought that Worf Gnards.... had too much time on his hands....  ;D

And let's all remember: "Don't drive angry, don't drive angry."

Brian


How many times did Phil step in that slush filled pot hole?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on February 27, 2014, 06:24:18 pm
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/emoticons/icehand.jpg) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/emoticons/icehand.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 28, 2014, 04:40:42 pm
Two people down with the stomach flu here.  Doing my best to keep the house disinfected....think Monk...only worse.  Will make the ultimate sacrifice and disinfect my stomach with alcohol..preferably vodka and vermouth..  Hope it works.

Will now go for a second round...feeling the first was not enough.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 01, 2014, 06:42:57 am
Two people down with the stomach flu here.  Doing my best to keep the house disinfected....think Monk...only worse.  Will make the ultimate sacrifice and disinfect my stomach with alcohol..preferably vodka and vermouth..  Hope it works.

Will now go for a second round...feeling the first was not enough.

One can't be too careful with stomach bugs. I would have recommended at least 4 rounds of treatment at a minimum.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 01, 2014, 06:50:44 am
So far so good.  Treatment appears to be working, albeit with side affects.   The recommended dosage is at least two.  Unfortunately after taking it I feel like doing nothing and I get somewhat loopy and in the morning I have a slight headache.  However, I am working through it.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 01, 2014, 06:56:08 am
So far so good.  Treatment appears to be working, albeit with side affects.   The recommended dosage is at least two.  Unfortunately after taking it I feel like doing nothing and I get somewhat loopy and in the morning I have a slight headache.  However, I am working through it.

What a trooper!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 09, 2014, 06:31:32 am
I wonder when the first post asking how to set the clock on a C-14 will show up?  ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on March 09, 2014, 07:20:48 am
Mine's been off since I put a new battery in 2 years ago. A clock on a bike is as wrong as a radio or telephone.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 09, 2014, 07:28:58 am
Mine's been off since I put a new battery in 2 years ago. A clock on a bike is as wrong as a radio or telephone.

You're right there G. I used to use my bike's clock to see how late I was for work. I won't be needing that info any longer...    :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on March 09, 2014, 07:40:36 am
You're right there G. I used to use my bike's clock to see how late I was for work. I won't be needing that info any longer...    :)
:thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 09, 2014, 09:34:26 am
Through some sort of miracle, my clock is now correct..
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 09, 2014, 10:05:15 am
Through some sort of miracle, my clock is now correct..

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 09, 2014, 12:07:32 pm
I can beat that, mine is right for about half a year or so, as is my electric IBM time clock I picked up in a flea market last year.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 09, 2014, 05:15:00 pm
A funny thing happened on the way from the bedroom upstairs to the kitchen downstairs this morning.  Smelled something burning....wood burning to be exact.  Nothing was on, no smoke.  Fire alarms had not activated, so where was it coming from?  On a hunch I opened the dishwasher.   I put some dishes in last night and figured I check that out.  The smell was coming from inside the dishwasher!  I found the culprit, a wooden spatula that was turned into charcoal on the wooden handle end and the rubber end had a scorch mark as well.  Seems it fell from the top rack, through the bottom rack and landed on the heater element.  The perfect storm so to speak.

Unfortunately, I can't get the smell out of the dishwasher.  Any hints?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on March 09, 2014, 05:37:08 pm
A funny thing happened on the way from the bedroom upstairs to the kitchen downstairs this morning.  Smelled something burning....wood burning to be exact.  Nothing was on, no smoke.  Fire alarms had not activated, so where was it coming from?  On a hunch I opened the dishwasher.   I put some dishes in last night and figured I check that out.  The smell was coming from inside the dishwasher!  I found the culprit, a wooden spatula that was turned into charcoal on the wooden handle end and the rubber end had a scorch mark as well.  Seems it fell from the top rack, through the bottom rack and landed on the heater element.  The perfect storm so to speak.

Unfortunately, I can't get the smell out of the dishwasher.  Any hints?


start with this many cycles:  http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Dishwasher-Cleaner/W10282479/1552531 (http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Dishwasher-Cleaner/W10282479/1552531)

then FYI the more you USE the dishwasher, the less the smell will be there
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on March 09, 2014, 06:11:23 pm
Well, do you have a wood stove now? Do you want one? If so, consider putting a smokestack in the dishwasher and a small draft hole in the front- viola! The buy a new, non- stenchified dish washer (sans smoke stack and draft hole) and poof- everybody is happy!

Or you could take the coward's way out and do what Steve said: just keep doing dishes in it.

One other thing you might try: when shaving brushes are brand new, they can be quite odorific and it ain't a pleasant odor (both boar and badger brushes can be pretty funky)- the preferred way to de- funk them is by using Oxiclean powder. You could try that in the dishwasher- soak everything inside it with Oxiclean and let is soak for a few minutes then cycle the machine and see if the stench calms down.

Brian

A funny thing happened on the way from the bedroom upstairs to the kitchen downstairs this morning.  Smelled something burning....wood burning to be exact.  Nothing was on, no smoke.  Fire alarms had not activated, so where was it coming from?  On a hunch I opened the dishwasher.   I put some dishes in last night and figured I check that out.  The smell was coming from inside the dishwasher!  I found the culprit, a wooden spatula that was turned into charcoal on the wooden handle end and the rubber end had a scorch mark as well.  Seems it fell from the top rack, through the bottom rack and landed on the heater element.  The perfect storm so to speak.

Unfortunately, I can't get the smell out of the dishwasher.  Any hints?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on March 09, 2014, 06:15:23 pm
Well, do you have a wood stove now? Do you want one? If so, consider putting a smokestack in the dishwasher and a small draft hole in the front- viola! The buy a new, non- stenchified dish washer (sans smoke stack and draft hole) and poof- everybody is happy!

Or you could take the coward's way out and do what Steve said: just keep doing dishes in it.

One other thing you might try: when shaving brushes are brand new, they can be quite odorific and it ain't a pleasant odor (both boar and badger brushes can be pretty funky)- the preferred way to de- funk them is by using Oxiclean powder. You could try that in the dishwasher- soak everything inside it with Oxiclean and let is soak for a few minutes then cycle the machine and see if the stench calms down.

Brian


uhmmm steve said clean it first with the real purpose cleaner in link provided, then separately FYI'd (no matter what, using/cycling it will diminish the smell).

edit:  I like your Billy Mays oxiclean solution you offer too. I didn't realize people select that cleaner  ;D

(http://content.hollywire.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/oxiclean.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 10, 2014, 04:42:55 am
A funny thing happened on the way from the bedroom upstairs to the kitchen downstairs this morning.  Smelled something burning....wood burning to be exact.  Nothing was on, no smoke.  Fire alarms had not activated, so where was it coming from?  On a hunch I opened the dishwasher.   I put some dishes in last night and figured I check that out.  The smell was coming from inside the dishwasher!  I found the culprit, a wooden spatula that was turned into charcoal on the wooden handle end and the rubber end had a scorch mark as well.  Seems it fell from the top rack, through the bottom rack and landed on the heater element.  The perfect storm so to speak.

Unfortunately, I can't get the smell out of the dishwasher.  Any hints?

Yeah, leave the door closed. I'm sure that the dirty dishes won't mind the smell.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 10, 2014, 05:27:58 am
Unfortunately, the smell comes out of the upper vent in the door.  It's diminished this morning but still there.

Steve, thanks for that link.  I didn't know that Affresh made something for the dishwasher.  I use their cleaners for the front loading washing machine for the last several years.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on March 13, 2014, 02:44:23 pm
(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/p403x403/1173866_10152625475374918_446918047_n.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on March 13, 2014, 02:48:37 pm
Odor check: how are the olfactory glands doing at your house Jim?

Brian

Unfortunately, the smell comes out of the upper vent in the door.  It's diminished this morning but still there.

Steve, thanks for that link.  I didn't know that Affresh made something for the dishwasher.  I use their cleaners for the front loading washing machine for the last several years.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on March 13, 2014, 02:49:25 pm
Now that is pretty funny Steve. What would make it perfect would be a yellow painted line down the top of the car to align with the one under it :-)

Brian

(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/p403x403/1173866_10152625475374918_446918047_n.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 13, 2014, 02:57:08 pm
Love it!  The smell is diminishing especially after I put two of the Affresh tablets in it last night.  Probably going to take some more, though.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on March 13, 2014, 06:02:28 pm
(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/p403x403/1173866_10152625475374918_446918047_n.jpg)


 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 14, 2014, 04:45:59 am
([url]https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/p403x403/1173866_10152625475374918_446918047_n.jpg[/url])


Parking skills such as these require a ticket!

http://www.youparklikeanasshole.com/ (http://www.youparklikeanasshole.com/)

The gallery from the site above is interesting.

http://www.youparklikeanasshole.com/gallery2/index.php (http://www.youparklikeanasshole.com/gallery2/index.php)

This site is hilarious! You can print out 'tickets' to give to the folks who have issues with their parking 'skills'.

http://www.youparklikeanasshole.com/files/notice_1.pdf (http://www.youparklikeanasshole.com/files/notice_1.pdf)

 :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Pilgrim on March 14, 2014, 05:37:12 am

Happy March 14!   

The mens version of Valentine's Day

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=March%2014th (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=March%2014th)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 14, 2014, 05:52:36 am
Happy March 14!   

The mens version of Valentine's Day

[url]http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=March%2014th[/url] ([url]http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=March%2014th[/url])


I had better mention this to my wife before she leaves for work today. I may pass on the steak though...   :P
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 18, 2014, 07:14:21 am
Years and years ago, before modern times, I owned a C20 Macintosh tube pre-amp.  I got it from the guy I was working for back in the mid-70s.  I think I paid about $15 for it.  I used it for quite awhile, in fact for over 20 years and then I had a transformer go.  Being stupid, I threw it away.  I could have fixed the darn thing.  Saw one on ebay for nearly 1200 dollars.  Any tube amplifier these days is very pricey.   :banghead: :doh:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Sgt Mac on March 18, 2014, 11:25:47 am
Years and years ago, before modern times, I owned a C20 Macintosh tube pre-amp.  I got it from the guy I was working for back in the mid-70s.  I think I paid about $15 for it.  I used it for quite awhile, in fact for over 20 years and then I had a transformer go.  Being stupid, I threw it away.  I could have fixed the darn thing.  Saw one on ebay for nearly 1200 dollars.  Any tube amplifier these days is very pricey.   :banghead: :doh:

I was born in the mid-70s.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on March 18, 2014, 12:31:17 pm
ouch
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on March 18, 2014, 02:49:23 pm
Well in that case, for Jim's story to make any sense to you, you have to know that he is not talking about the 'cardboard inside the toilet paper roll' kind of tube.

 :rotflmao:

I was born in the mid-70s.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rick Hall on March 18, 2014, 07:52:37 pm
If you file for FL210, your IAS is 225kts and the OAT is -5C at 21,000', what number do you put in block 4 of your flight plan?

Rick
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on March 18, 2014, 08:05:22 pm
125?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 18, 2014, 08:21:34 pm
I was born in the mid-70s.

Too bad you missed the 60's and mid-70's.  Those were pretty good years when I can remember them.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on March 18, 2014, 11:05:00 pm
I miss my 1st of several track bikes. Glad I kept the tag though.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/junk1/tractoy1of1.jpg)

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on March 19, 2014, 04:11:36 am
If you file for FL210, your IAS is 225kts and the OAT is -5C at 21,000', what number do you put in block 4 of your flight plan?

Rick
42
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on March 19, 2014, 04:53:02 am
Years and years ago, before modern times, I owned a C20 Macintosh tube pre-amp.  I got it from the guy I was working for back in the mid-70s.  I think I paid about $15 for it.  I used it for quite awhile, in fact for over 20 years and then I had a transformer go.  Being stupid, I threw it away.  I could have fixed the darn thing.  Saw one on ebay for nearly 1200 dollars.  Any tube amplifier these days is very pricey.   :banghead: :doh:

Several years ago I was getting rid of some old equipment at work. The boss said to get rid of a whole bunch of stuff in the room I was working in and he didn't care what I did with the stuff or how I got rid of it. One of the pieces of equipment was a McIntosh mono tube amp is pristine condition. I don't remember the model number but that thing weighed a ton! I put it on the bench and tested it out, it worked perfectly. I was curious to see what that thing was worth so I checked it out on e-bay. I found the exact same model that had just been sold and it went for $750. I contacted the guy (he lived in India) who came in second in the bidding (back then you could do that). I told him what I had and sent him some pics. He told me that he HAD to have that amp and offered me $800 plus shipping. SOLD! He said that he would mail me the money and then I could ship it to him. Fine with me. About a week later I received $900 in the mail, ALL cash wrapped in tin foil. WTF? No matter, the money was real and I shipped the amp thank you very much! 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 19, 2014, 06:00:19 pm
First time renting a hamster mobile (Kia Soul).  Pretty good power, nice and roomy and handles decently.  Not much carrying space, though.  Another drawback..I have the insane urge to play loud music and bob my head to it.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on March 19, 2014, 10:18:35 pm
I have some stuff from the early 70's. It is the Nakamichi wedge series. (not the real name). It has a pre amp, tuner, power amp, cassette deck, a power center and a rack that holds them one above the other. I got it from a buddy who bought it new. I gave it to a young guy that I know and now he has no room for it (two new kids). So I am getting it back. Googled it and a set like this sells for about a grand! Woo Hoo!!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on March 20, 2014, 11:03:34 am
Doris Day was originally planned for the part of "Mrs. Robinson" in the film The Graduate. But they were worried that many people seeing her in the way with stockings s and heels would have had an opposite effect at what they wanted to portray and I think she was also worried about adverse effect to her "good girl' persona.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 02, 2014, 10:07:28 am
Speaking of beer, I had some Crabbies Ginger Beer which is out of the UK.  Most awful stuff I've ever tasted.  I've never had a sweet beer and based on this experience will never ever try one again.  Got three bottles left (thank goodness it only comes in a 4 pack here).  Free for the taking and take it as far away as you can.  :_shudder_Emoticon
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on April 02, 2014, 10:44:53 am
Did somebody say beer? If you live in the Portland area you need to check out ABV (http://www.abvpub.com/). 32 beers on tap always rotating new microbeers, meads, wines. Food is good a bit on the pricey side, but you can't beat the beer selection. There websites shows real time how much is left in each keg.  :thumbs: :chugbeer:

http://www.abvpub.com/taps/ (http://www.abvpub.com/taps/)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on April 02, 2014, 11:23:47 am
Love them Gumby, made it there last summer.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on April 02, 2014, 12:31:47 pm
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/emoticons/headscratch.gif) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/emoticons/headscratch.gif.html) ABV just opened up a month or two ago.

Brent, you must have been in a drunkin slumber at one of the other fine beer establishments we have around here. ;) I love the PNW, tons of places to go get good food and micro beer.  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on April 02, 2014, 12:32:58 pm
I was drinking so fast, I got the names confused.
:)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on April 08, 2014, 07:32:01 pm
I bought a new motorcycle.

A Beta Evo 300.  Yawn ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on April 08, 2014, 08:57:13 pm
I bought a new motorcycle.

A Beta Evo 300.  Yawn ;)



2013 Beta Evo Factory 300cc Extreme trial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej5aCCXiJaY#ws)

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on April 14, 2014, 03:59:42 am
I hate Frontier

http://www.speedtest.net/ (http://www.speedtest.net/)

Download speed=1.12 Mbps
Upload speed    =  .21 Mbps
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on April 14, 2014, 04:39:06 am
I hate Frontier

[url]http://www.speedtest.net/[/url] ([url]http://www.speedtest.net/[/url])

Download speed=1.12 Mbps
Upload speed    =  .21 Mbps


I love my Comcast network connection!

Download speed = 57.57 Mbps
Upload speed = 11.67 Mbps
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on April 14, 2014, 08:43:49 am
I love my Comcast network connection!

Download speed = 57.57 Mbps
Upload speed = 11.67 Mbps

:O
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on April 16, 2014, 01:53:44 pm
Doris Day drinks beer. ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 16, 2014, 02:08:54 pm
I knew I liked her!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: freebird6 on April 20, 2014, 02:46:56 pm
yeeeeshhhh

I knew my aT &  T was slow but that is anemic. Need to look at my contract to see what I am paying for

DOWNLOAD
3.33Mb/s
UPLOAD
1.70Mb/s

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on April 20, 2014, 05:31:08 pm
You made me look, and according to Speakeasy:

Download Speed: 32656 kbps (4082 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 7022 kbps (877.8 KB/sec transfer rate)

Cox

Brian

I love my Comcast network connection!

Download speed = 57.57 Mbps
Upload speed = 11.67 Mbps
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 20, 2014, 06:47:20 pm
12.7Mbps download, 1.57Mbps upload
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on April 20, 2014, 09:33:38 pm
You got me curious, so just tested mine, 30.06 mbps download and 11.83 mbps upload... I have Xfinity.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Sgt Mac on April 21, 2014, 12:55:18 pm
6.58 download and 0.53 upload, on the best plan available to me in Italy....which is at least twice as fast as the connection at work.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Classvino on April 21, 2014, 01:02:07 pm
14.68 Down, 2.13 Up with local Cable Service...

Jamie
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on April 21, 2014, 01:06:00 pm
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/emoticons/RideFast.jpg) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/emoticons/RideFast.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on April 26, 2014, 05:19:26 am
I had one of my 17 year old Clown Loaches die last night. He was a big boy at 8" long.  :(

(http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Oddbal46.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on April 27, 2014, 07:39:10 am
Damn! I just found out that my local Kawasaki dealer closed it's doors for good. That's the bad news.

The good news is that the tech they had, who is top notch in my book, has opened his own independent shop across from the HD dealer in town. I stopped by his shop to take a look at his operation. He purchased all of the old equipment from the Kaw shop when they went under and his shop looks to be first class. I'll be going there for my non-warranty work.

http://www.openairpowersports.com/ (http://www.openairpowersports.com/)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on April 28, 2014, 03:39:23 pm
Spent last week in WA State riding in 45 degree rain (street class for the Special Forces Motorcycle Mentors), arrived in NC Sunday Morning to a hottish 80 degrees.  Today?  Muggy, 75ish, and then the rain started.  70 degrees and a real downpour complimented by lightning.  Stopped class early, which was a good call seeing as we are using the airstrip at Camp Mackall :o

Go figure, sun is shining in the PNW.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on April 28, 2014, 04:33:23 pm
Spent last week in WA State riding in 45 degree rain (street class for the Special Forces Motorcycle Mentors), arrived in NC Sunday Morning to a hottish 80 degrees.  Today?  Muggy, 75ish, and then the rain started.  70 degrees and a real downpour complimented by lightning.  Stopped class early, which was a good call seeing as we are using the airstrip at Camp Mackall :o

Go figure, sun is shining in the PNW.


Yep, yer missing out Chet, supposed to be great weather here in the PNW all week, Wednesday n Thursday are looking to be in the mid-80's!  :o   8)


Safe travels bro!  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on April 28, 2014, 05:12:23 pm
I bought a new razor this past weekend. A Merkur, made in Germany, old style safety razor, long handle, heavyweight, two piece. Should last a lifetime.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on April 28, 2014, 05:59:51 pm
Which one? I have a couple of Merkurs but the adjustable Progress is my favorite.

The Merkur is on the left:
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/MerkurandRedDot.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/BDF08012008/media/MerkurandRedDot.jpg.html)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/RedDotToggle.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/BDF08012008/media/RedDotToggle.jpg.html)

And that little gem on the right is a genuine Gillette Toggle Red Dot. They were the prototype adjustable razor, only made in one quarter of the year and only two years. The one shown happens to have been made in the same quarter and year (my 'birthyear' razor) as me :-)  A pretty rare razor, especially in that condition.

There has been a tremendous revival in the double edge safety razor industry lately. The prices for fairly common razors are really increasing and for rare razors they are getting downright insane. The joke among users and collectors is that wet shaving is going to save me money: I personally think I will be even sometime in the year 2689 or so. 

Brian

I bought a new razor this past weekend. A Merkur, made in Germany, old style safety razor, long handle, heavyweight, two piece. Should last a lifetime.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on April 28, 2014, 06:06:21 pm
Its a Merkur 99 "classic heavyweight", long handle, two piece.

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on April 28, 2014, 07:12:27 pm

Yep, yer missing out Chet, supposed to be great weather here in the PNW all week, Wednesday n Thursday are looking to be in the mid-80's!  :o   8)


Safe travels bro!  :chugbeer:
Well, some 6,000 miles in the last 30 days I feel safe in saying I am getting some seat time in.  On road, off road, off road racing, and training.  I can hardly wait for "Riding" season to get here :P  I am riding a 2014 Ultra this week so the pace is a bit differant :-[
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on April 28, 2014, 07:49:58 pm
I am riding a 2014 Ultra this week so the pace is a bit differant :-[


 :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on April 29, 2014, 01:54:29 pm
Got six cords of wood (easy boys!) delivered today. Next year's heat is taken care of and there should be at least one, and hopefully two or more, cord left over to season for more than a year.

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Classvino on April 29, 2014, 03:14:59 pm
(http://static.dudeiwantthat.com/gear/novelty/objects-in-mirror-are-losing-10396.jpg)

Jamie
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on April 29, 2014, 03:38:42 pm
Outstanding!!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 03, 2014, 06:01:58 am
My brother traded his Allison bass boat for a 2010 FJR w/6,000 miles on it.  :)

Sweet! Now I'll finally have someone to ride with.  :thumbs:

He hasn't owned a bike since he had some woman make a left turn in front of him and he ended up in a coma for two weeks. That must have been 20 years or more ago. He wasn't wearing a helmet at the time. He says that he'll never ride without one now.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 03, 2014, 06:04:05 am
Sigh....and why not a C14?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 03, 2014, 06:06:43 am
Sigh....and why not a C14?

He wanted a C14 but he couldn't find anyone who wanted to trade for his boat. He was a bit bummed that I have the faster bike.   :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 03, 2014, 07:25:48 am
Good...and well he should be.  What color is his bike?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 03, 2014, 07:53:58 am
Was it floating or on the bottom of the lake or river? I mean hey, if you are trying to trade a boat that won't float, you don't think you're going to do better than an FJR, do you?

Good luck to your brother on the new ride and the very best of luck with it- they really are nice bikes of course.

<duckin', grinnin' and runnin'>

Brian

He wanted a C14 but he couldn't find anyone who wanted to trade for his boat. He was a bit bummed that I have the faster bike.   :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 04, 2014, 05:51:36 am
Good...and well he should be.  What color is his bike?

 :)




Was it floating or on the bottom of the lake or river? I mean hey, if you are trying to trade a boat that won't float, you don't think you're going to do better than an FJR, do you?

Good luck to your brother on the new ride and the very best of luck with it- they really are nice bikes of course.

<duckin', grinnin' and runnin'>

Brian

Thanks Brian! His boat still floated just fine, and looked great, It was his souped-up motor that belonged at the bottom of the river. When it ran, it RAN. I was in it a few years ago, just the two of us, when he reached 125mph (via GPS). That boat sits VERY low in the water and 125 felt crazy fast in that thing! He was spending way too much money keeping that motor running.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 04, 2014, 07:06:56 am
Well, at least it is one of the faster colors.  Not as fast as our 08s, of course, but still fast.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 04, 2014, 07:17:53 am
Well, at least it is one of the faster colors.  Not as fast as our 08s, of course, but still fast.

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on May 04, 2014, 11:16:54 am
My idiot brother-in-law the cop talks with a Midwestern accent.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 05, 2014, 05:00:40 am
I have jury duty today.  :(

On the plus side, the county courthouse is 45 mins away, it's a VERY scenic ride, and it's going to be 65 and sunny today.  :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on May 05, 2014, 07:42:40 am
He wanted a C14 but he couldn't find anyone who wanted to trade for his boat. He was a bit bummed that I have the faster bike.   :)

Wow, Allison boats are total bad-*ss too
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 06, 2014, 04:35:57 am
Wow, Allison boats are total bad-*ss too

His Allison was some kind of limited/special addition too. He had a heck of a time locating that boat when he first bought it.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 06, 2014, 04:44:28 am
I have jury duty today.  :(

On the plus side, the county courthouse is 45 mins away, it's a VERY scenic ride, and it's going to be 65 and sunny today.  :)

I took the long way to the courthouse yesterday, took me an hour. After sitting in the 'jury room' for an hour and a half (with 49 other prospective jurors) the judge came in and told us to go home because the defendant pleaded guilty 'on the courthouse steps' as the judge put it.

Took me three hours to get home.    :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 06, 2014, 06:37:10 am
I went to jury duty once but could not ride my bike :-(  Still, it was quite interesting- there were originally 4 cases coming to trial and a gigantic jury pool. Half of the pool was dismissed the first morning but I got to stay. As the cases were all being settled by plea bargain, the people needed for jurors kept going down but I kept missing the 'go home' selections (name on wrong end of alphabet, standing on wrong side of room, etc.). Actually went back the next day, went through the entire instruction process and was sworn in WHEN SUDDENLY, the last case also reached a plea bargain. It was an interesting experience though and hey, 'cause I got sworn in, I got jury pay for two whole days....  I think it was something like $15 / day, or in C-14 terms, 4% of 1/2 of a cheap farkle.

Brian

I took the long way to the courthouse yesterday, took me an hour. After sitting in the 'jury room' for an hour and a half (with 49 other prospective jurors) the judge came in and told us to go home because the defendant pleaded guilty 'on the courthouse steps' as the judge put it.

Took me three hours to get home.    :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on May 06, 2014, 08:59:45 am
I was not only selected to be on the Jury, I was selected as Jury Forman. On the first day the case was dismissed because the prosecuting attorney screwed up, but they didn't tell us how.
This was 8-10 years ago. I also went in 2012, and I have another at the end of this month. I sort of hope to make it through one of them someday, but probably not this one.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 06, 2014, 09:01:00 am
I went to jury duty once but could not ride my bike :-(  Still, it was quite interesting- there were originally 4 cases coming to trial and a gigantic jury pool. Half of the pool was dismissed the first morning but I got to stay. As the cases were all being settled by plea bargain, the people needed for jurors kept going down but I kept missing the 'go home' selections (name on wrong end of alphabet, standing on wrong side of room, etc.). Actually went back the next day, went through the entire instruction process and was sworn in WHEN SUDDENLY, the last case also reached a plea bargain. It was an interesting experience though and hey, 'cause I got sworn in, I got jury pay for two whole days....  I think it was something like $15 / day, or in C-14 terms, 4% of 1/2 of a cheap farkle.

Brian

We were all handed a pamphlet On The Importance of Being A Juror and a payment voucher (reimbursement for mileage only) to fill out. The bailiff swore us all in and we got to watch a nifty video On The Importance of Being A Juror, which was taken verbatim from the pamphlet, go figure.

I was so bored I think that I read that pamphlet seven times and then made an airplane outta it. I didn't fly it though, I didn't think that the bailiff would appreciate that.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on May 07, 2014, 10:58:21 am
I WANT to serve jury duty. I've never been called. But seeing as how I work for the Gov't and a few of my family are police or were, I'm not sure I'll ever be seated.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 07, 2014, 11:06:09 am
Well, that or your idiot brother- in- law may get in the way :-)

I found the whole process pretty interesting although like most legal matters, they did manage to cram 2 interesting hours into two days :-( 

Brian

I WANT to serve jury duty. I've never been called. But seeing as how I work for the Gov't and a few of my family are police or were, I'm not sure I'll ever be seated.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Strawboss on May 07, 2014, 12:02:52 pm
Oh yeah, the lawyer will ask, are you or any of your family ever been employed by the Gov't, served in the military, fire, police, medical, nurse, arrested, testified in a court of law, sued, deposed, or otherwise connected to or have bias concerning anything remotely similar to being near or treating, saving, fighting, or defending oneself relating to the defendant. "Uh, yes to all sir". "Naw, we don't want him".
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on May 07, 2014, 12:34:48 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/10300046_10152432923455329_8508080036076921298_n.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on May 13, 2014, 11:30:25 am
Zombis do exist  ;D

(https://scontent-b-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10365839_10152441065841178_54047946263013152_n.png)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 13, 2014, 11:42:24 am
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on May 13, 2014, 12:11:22 pm
http://youtu.be/Z7dLU6fk9QY (http://youtu.be/Z7dLU6fk9QY)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 13, 2014, 01:13:57 pm
I gathered this from the  ::) video.  Turn off the phone, close the lid, and ride  :)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 13, 2014, 01:59:42 pm
Wise advice.

I like Earl Grey Bergamot tea.  In fact, I'm drinking it now!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on May 13, 2014, 02:07:37 pm
Wise advice.

I like Earl Grey Bergamot tea.  In fact, I'm drinking it now!

Which flavor?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on May 13, 2014, 03:08:49 pm
Domain migrations suck.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 13, 2014, 03:15:48 pm
Which flavor?

Black tea is all it says on the envelope.

Domain migrations suck.

I haven't done one as I don't work in that domain but I do feel your pain.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on May 13, 2014, 05:11:06 pm
Black tea is all it says on the envelope.

Thanks!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on May 13, 2014, 05:12:18 pm
my addiction is epic.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10320506_10202682119468755_5601604259863202157_n.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 13, 2014, 06:17:43 pm
So I see..  What a way to go, though!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 16, 2014, 05:11:19 am
WTF?

It's snowing here!!!   :o

May 16th and it's freakin snowing.    ???
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 16, 2014, 05:38:35 am
Global cooling?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 16, 2014, 06:22:25 am
You mock me Sir, you mock me!  I just moved my snowblower back to the back of the garage and never did get a chance to go for a 'test blow' (easy boys!) after the re-work on it. :-(    Now we are on to lawn tractor and leaf vacuum..... sigh.

Brian

WTF?

It's snowing here!!!   :o

May 16th and it's freakin snowing.    ???
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 16, 2014, 08:02:48 am
You mock me Sir, you mock me!  I just moved my snowblower back to the back of the garage and never did get a chance to go for a 'test blow' (easy boys!) after the re-work on it. :-(    Now we are on to lawn tractor and leaf vacuum..... sigh.

Brian

Ah ha! So it's your fault then, Brian? Did I not tell you that all you had to do was to put your snowblower away and it would snow? I didn't say that it would snow where you are though, too bad...

My wife's flowers that she just planted ain't gonna be none too happy

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Classvino on May 16, 2014, 09:36:37 am
... Now we are on to lawn tractor and leaf vacuum..... sigh....

We get much more cold weather, and you may need to use the leaf blower sooner than you'd like...

Jamie
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on May 19, 2014, 03:05:28 pm
(https://scontent-b-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/993418_615963948441664_1814850747_n.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 19, 2014, 05:30:58 pm
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 22, 2014, 11:14:31 am
Off to get a growler filled in Fredericksburg..
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 22, 2014, 09:23:36 pm
Why hasn't Jay posted pictures of his installed headers?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 23, 2014, 04:21:03 am
Growler filled with Devil's Backbone Vienna Lager for the weekend.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 23, 2014, 06:06:41 am
Growler filled with Devil's Backbone Vienna Lager for the weekend.

 :P
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 23, 2014, 06:23:24 am
And it's all mine! hahahhahahahahaahahahah!  Mine, I tell you, all mine!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 23, 2014, 06:38:35 am
And it's all mine! hahahhahahahahaahahahah!  Mine, I tell you, all mine!


Daffy Duck mine mine all mine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjB9jlDvUNM#ws)

 :o

You wouldn't share with a thirsty fellow Connie rider?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 23, 2014, 06:47:25 am
Depends.  If they helped me with my project list, I could be persuaded...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 23, 2014, 07:01:35 am
Depends.  If they helped me with my project list, I could be persuaded...

Like getting those Canyon Cages off the shelf and onto your bike?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on May 23, 2014, 07:15:57 am
Why hasn't Jay posted pictures of his installed headers?


Install is on the 29th Chet.  :) :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 23, 2014, 07:24:31 am

Install is on the 29th Chet.  :) :chugbeer:
You need a dedicated pit crew, or send SWMBO to a mechanics school ;D  I reckon Gumby would do, in a pinch of course, I hear he works for beer ;)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 23, 2014, 07:32:01 am
Beer good!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on May 23, 2014, 08:30:00 am
You need a dedicated pit crew, or send SWMBO to a mechanics school ;D  I reckon Gumby would do, in a pinch of course, I hear he works for beer ;)


 ;D :chugbeer:


Mama could probably handle it, and it would be cheaper than how many beers Gumby can drink...  ;)



Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 23, 2014, 08:41:47 am
While we do appreciate the pic, Jay, it just couldn't stay..... :'(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on May 23, 2014, 12:35:46 pm
100 pages of nothing at all.

WIN
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on May 23, 2014, 12:40:20 pm
at least "stop texting while riding a motorcycle" isn't being suggested here.

(https://scontent-b-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10245567_751157028257270_6873970232450643438_n.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on May 23, 2014, 12:45:24 pm
While we do appreciate the pic, Jay, it just couldn't stay..... :'(


 :(


I thought the rule in the open section was no nipple no foul?  ??? :-\
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gumby on May 23, 2014, 01:56:24 pm
Did somebody say beer?  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on May 23, 2014, 02:11:54 pm
at least "stop texting while riding a motorcycle" isn't being suggested here.

(https://scontent-b-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10245567_751157028257270_6873970232450643438_n.jpg)

I didn't know vette's had a back seat.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on May 23, 2014, 02:17:03 pm
Did somebody say beer?  :chugbeer:

^^^  has been known to lead to strange nipples
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 23, 2014, 02:50:30 pm

 :(


I thought the rule in the open section was no nipple no foul?  ??? :-\

That was pushing the boundary, Jay, and it was removed. 
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: DucRider on May 23, 2014, 03:04:52 pm
at least "stop texting while riding a motorcycle" isn't being suggested here.

(https://scontent-b-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10245567_751157028257270_6873970232450643438_n.jpg)



Meh...i am pretty sure that on the new season from Fast & Loud, the guys from Gas Monkey garage will get that vette, flip it and make a trillion dollars...Watch!
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 23, 2014, 03:54:04 pm
Hopefully minus the head...
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 23, 2014, 08:47:51 pm
Hopefully minus the head...
I thought good beer had a little head?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 24, 2014, 05:55:31 am
I guess it depends....in this case I'm talking about the head in the backseat.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 24, 2014, 09:43:19 am
I guess it depends....in this case I'm talking about the head in the backseat.
Are we back on depends?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 24, 2014, 10:56:26 am
 ;D
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on May 24, 2014, 11:50:37 am
Are we back on depends?
Too much beer?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 24, 2014, 05:08:28 pm
As the story goes....

On 1 July 1863, the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War, Confederate General John B. Gordon aided the badly wounded Union General Francis Barlow. Due to the severity of the wound, Gordon assumed Barlow did not survive it but did not actually know that Barlow did die from his wounds. In fact, Barlow recovered and survived many years after the Civil war. The two men met again after the war was over at dinner in Washington DC where there were introduced. An account of that later meeting was published in Gordon's book:

"Seated at Clarkson Potter's table, I asked Barlow: "General, are you related to the Barlow who was killed at Gettysburg?" He replied: "Why, I am the man, sir. Are you related to the Gordon who killed me?" "I am the man, sir," I responded. No words of mine can convey any conception of the emotions awakened by those startling announcements. Nothing short of an actual resurrection from the dead could have amazed either of us more. Thenceforward, until his untimely death in 1896, the friendship between us which was born amidst the thunders of Gettysburg was greatly cherished by both."
— John B. Gordon, Reminiscences of the Civil War

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 24, 2014, 05:51:37 pm
The growler has been emptied...a moment of silence please.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: gPink on May 24, 2014, 06:59:32 pm
The growler has been emptied...a moment of silence please.

Reply #1485 on: Yesterday at 05:21:03 am »
Growler filled with Devil's Backbone Vienna Lager for the weekend

Must have been a big growler
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 25, 2014, 07:27:06 am
I really don't know how much it holds.   More than a bottle, though.  The problem is once opened, you've got to drink it all up otherwise it get's flat pretty fast.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on May 26, 2014, 03:54:06 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/10367606_10152456487878010_2640596776219893525_n.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 26, 2014, 05:28:02 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/10367606_10152456487878010_2640596776219893525_n.jpg)
Is the kid watching the creation portion or the being pushed out bit?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 26, 2014, 05:38:15 pm
Why would it have to be one or the other? Why not both....with a fading cut between them?

Brian

Is the kid watching the creation portion or the being pushed out bit?
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on May 26, 2014, 08:59:33 pm
I've decided I'm not very smart sometimes. Other times, I amaze myself. But the former is taking over....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on May 27, 2014, 06:46:51 am
Why would it have to be one or the other? Why not both....with a fading cut between them?

Brian


+1

I suspect the kid saw the whole procedure from drawers being unzipped to the chord being cut (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: ZG on May 28, 2014, 06:28:21 pm
California Girls [HD] - David Lee Roth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GMoLENWsSk#ws)

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on May 28, 2014, 07:24:33 pm
 :o
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on May 30, 2014, 06:41:17 am
T-Mobile ad gal wears her gloves.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y142/NetJester/Temp/t-mobile-biker_zps73380b06.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 30, 2014, 07:16:42 am
Oh baby!

Saw these yesterday. There was about 20 of them and man did they sound good!

Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: stevewfl on May 30, 2014, 07:25:32 am
^^^^nice!   A friend just slammed together a 550 HP cobra kit with a 4K paint job that is off the chain.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on May 30, 2014, 08:01:09 am
^^^^nice!   A friend just slammed together a 550 HP cobra kit with a 4K paint job that is off the chain.

We were having a beer (or five) at a brewpub when a swarm of Shelbys pulled into the gas station across the street. Every one of them was being driven by an old geezer. They all had to rev 'em up before they shut down for their fill-up. They sure sounded nice! After they filled up they all met at the harbor parking lot, that's where I got the crappy cellpic.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 30, 2014, 08:06:12 am
2 years ago the wife and I were at Pikes Peak when a large group of Cobras showed up.  After drooling on several I waited for them to leave so I could follow them down.  What a treat..
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 30, 2014, 01:22:47 pm
So last night at the supermarket, we got a nasty surprise. Apparently they have now divided the shopping carts into catagories including "Touring", "Sport" and "Cruiser". Honestly, I could not tell them apart right away but anyway, there were only the 'cruiser' models left so we grabbed one and went shopping. Then I discovered what distinguished it from the other models:

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/Cruisershoppingcart.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/BDF08012008/media/Cruisershoppingcart.jpg.html)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/Cruisershoppingcart2.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/BDF08012008/media/Cruisershoppingcart2.jpg.html)

I have to admit, I did feel tougher and more manly pushing that thing around and I had the strangest craving to add tassels to the carriage....?

At the check out, I tried to pull those onions and the bag (easy boys!) off the cart handle but could not break that plastic! It just stretched until my onions almost touched the floor and finally snapped with a bang. I don't know what the woman behind me though but she would not look me in the eye. ?? 

Brian
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 25, 2014, 05:52:46 am
I've added a Lava Lamp to my office decor...blue.  My granddaughter bought it, but my daughter wasn't comfortable with the heat it put out so now I have it.

Darn thing is taking forever to heat up.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Gsun on June 25, 2014, 09:21:01 pm
Now you have me thinking...where is my lava lamp??? Hmmmm.....
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on June 26, 2014, 04:31:32 am
Now you have me thinking...where is my lava lamp??? Hmmmm.....

In the box with the black light.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 26, 2014, 05:14:16 am
That's the next purchase.  And then....a poster that uses black light...I'm thinking Easy Rider.  I had one of those in my room when I was in HS.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Rhino on June 26, 2014, 06:25:08 am
I had a Lamborghini Countach and a Farrah Fawcett poster in my dorm room. Wasn't allowed posters at home in HS.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: MrPepsi on June 26, 2014, 08:16:47 am
I had a Lamborghini Countach and a Farrah Fawcett poster in my dorm room. Wasn't allowed posters at home in HS.

Didn't we all.
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on June 26, 2014, 08:36:56 am
That's the next purchase.  And then....a poster that uses black light...I'm thinking Easy Rider.  I had one of those in my room when I was in HS.


You really need a Keep On Truckin poster.

(http://www.trippystore.com/shop/images/items/005743.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: Conrad on June 27, 2014, 06:58:39 am
I went to the local super mall yesterday, first time in YEARS that I've been in any mall (I needed to buy two new batteries for my truck at Sears).

Holy ****! I'm SO glad that my wife and I only have sons and no daughters!

I'm amazed at the way some of these young teenage girls dress!  :o  They look like a bunch of prostitutes!

I would NEVER in a million years let my daughter (if I had one) leave the house looking that way.    >:(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on June 27, 2014, 09:11:04 am
Yeah, I also have two sons (30 and 27) and well remember THEM going to the mall- the girls were impressively dressed (is that really dressed?) back then too.

As our society has become more permissive, the people's overall behavior has become truly impressive. Look at what young female media stars do to get 'ink' (publicity) these days.... the gentlest way I can put it is.... upskirt shots.  ::) :o >:(   Hey, we're old and not with the times to be sure but I do not think I could maintain a decent relationship with a daughter that did some of the things young females are doing today in public, for money. I guess today it is called being 'famous'; when I grew up we had a very different name for that.

Brian

I went to the local super mall yesterday, first time in YEARS that I've been in any mall (I needed to buy two new batteries for my truck at Sears).

Holy ****! I'm SO glad that my wife and I only have sons and no daughters!

I'm amazed at the way some of these young teenage girls dress!  :o  They look like a bunch of prostitutes!

I would NEVER in a million years let my daughter (if I had one) leave the house looking that way.    >:(
Title: Re: A thread about nothing at all....
Post by: B.D.F. on June 28, 2014, 10:57:49 am
To get this thread back OFFTOPIC....

Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, up to late 1944, the highest officer's rank in the armed forces of the US was General or Admiral, both 4- star ranks. At the end of 1944, congress passed legislation to create another rank, one with five stars. In most other western countries, this rank is termed 'Marshal', 'Field Marshal' or similar. It was considered in the US but rejected because the first person selected for this new rank was General George C. Marshall and giving him the official title "Marshal Marshall" was thought to be in poor taste. So the rank was named "General of the Army" and "Fleet Admiral" and "General of the Air Force", depending on branch of service of course, instead.

Brian
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Post by: Rhino on June 28, 2014, 02:19:54 pm
That is a cool piece of trivia I never knew. Thanks Brian.

To get this thread back OFFTOPIC....

Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, up to late 1944, the highest officer's rank in the armed forces of the US was General or Admiral, both 4- star ranks. At the end of 1944, congress passed legislation to create another rank, one with five stars. In most other western countries, this rank is termed 'Marshal', 'Field Marshal' or similar. It was considered in the US but rejected because the first person selected for this new rank was General George C. Marshall and giving him the official title "Marshal Marshall" was thought to be in poor taste. So the rank was named "General of the Army" and "Fleet Admiral" and "General of the Air Force", depending on branch of service of course, instead.

Brian
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Post by: B.D.F. on June 29, 2014, 09:43:03 am
Great- maybe you will like today's useless piece of information.... :-)

So who was the highest ranking officer ever in the US military? The answer is short, the reason for it is a little longer.

Before the 20 century the answer is sketchy due to the various ranks, terms and qualifiers. From 1919 it was John J. Pershing ('Black Jack' Pershing although that was a much- softened version of his nickname and it was quite derogatory). But then in 1976, George Washington became the highest ranking US military officer ever. Kinda' funny, huh?

So it goes like this: after the first World War, Pershing was given the rank "General of the Armies" (note the plural) and it was considered the equivalent of a six- star general. This meant he clearly out- ranked Washington and all that served before himself. Then in 1976, Congress passed a bill making Washington General of the Armies also but given his earlier promotion, he would effective out rank Pershing.

Pershing was given the choice of the what insignia to use- he chose to wear the four stars of a full general but in gold rather than silver to denote the different rank.

Brian

That is a cool piece of trivia I never knew. Thanks Brian.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on June 29, 2014, 11:18:04 am
Never knew that.   :finger_fing11:
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Post by: Rhino on June 30, 2014, 07:22:06 am
So I wonder why they didn't give Pershing the title Field Marshal.

Great- maybe you will like today's useless piece of information.... :-)

So who was the highest ranking officer ever in the US military? The answer is short, the reason for it is a little longer.

Before the 20 century the answer is sketchy due to the various ranks, terms and qualifiers. From 1919 it was John J. Pershing ('Black Jack' Pershing although that was a much- softened version of his nickname and it was quite derogatory). But then in 1976, George Washington became the highest ranking US military officer ever. Kinda' funny, huh?

So it goes like this: after the first World War, Pershing was given the rank "General of the Armies" (note the plural) and it was considered the equivalent of a six- star general. This meant he clearly out- ranked Washington and all that served before himself. Then in 1976, Congress passed a bill making Washington General of the Armies also but given his earlier promotion, he would effective out rank Pershing.

Pershing was given the choice of the what insignia to use- he chose to wear the four stars of a full general but in gold rather than silver to denote the different rank.

Brian
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Post by: Conrad on June 30, 2014, 07:34:06 am
Update to my post above...

I replaced the original two batteries in my Silverado, they were both 11 years old. One was actually still good but the other was not and it was draining the good battery. The bad battery was the one that was in the hotter of the two locations under the hood.
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Post by: B.D.F. on June 30, 2014, 08:37:20 am
I do not know but I would suspect that it was done right at the end of WWI when all things German fell into disfavor. The term Field Marshal would have been most closely associated with Germans at that time, and even perhaps today.

Hey, that reminds me of more useless trivia:  One of the most popular dog breeds is the German Shepherd Dog (I believe the only dog to actually have the word 'dog' in its name) and it has been since the breed's development at the turn of the 20th century. As already mentioned, after both World Wars, lots of things associated with Germans or Germany fell into disfavor. So the German Shepherd Dog has yet another name- it is also called an Alsatian. This was the conjeured up name to prevent a very popular dog breed from falling out of popularity just because of its name.

Brian



So I wonder why they didn't give Pershing the title Field Marshal.
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Post by: wile_e_coyote on June 30, 2014, 10:03:19 am
I have one more Dog Breed to add.

The American Eskimo Dog is a breed of companion dog originating in Germany. The American Eskimo is a member of the Spitz family. Despite its name and appearance, the American Eskimo dog is not from Alaska; the dog's heritage is traced back to Northern Europe. The breed's progenitors were German Spitz, but due to anti-German prejudice during the First World War, it was renamed "American Eskimo Dog". Although modern American Eskimos have been exported as German Spitz Gross (or Mittel, depending on the dog's height), the breed standards are actually significantly different. In addition to serving as a watchdog and companion, the American Eskimo dog also achieved a high degree of popularity in the 1930s and 1940s United States as a circus performer.
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Post by: B.D.F. on July 03, 2014, 07:18:13 am
Because tomorrow is 4 July, today's trivia is about a Frenchman.... (wait, it turns out OK).

Marquis de Lafayette was an aristocrat born in France to nobility. Despite that, he was very much taken with the American Revolution, the founding fathers and the spirit of the new country. He fought in the revolution as a major general and was a hero of both the American revolution as well as the French revolution shortly afterward. He gained American citizenship while here and when he died he was given the same honors as Washington and Adams had received upon their deaths. Lafeyette was buried in Paris, France, under soil from Bunker Hill, MA, USA (the site of a famous American revolutionary battle, more or less (OK, it was Breed's hill but hey, history is full of 'close enough')).

This bond between the Americans and Lafayette is so great that when some of the first Americans arrived in France upon the US's entry into World War I, at a point when the country of France had been bled nearly white, the American Colonel Charles Stanton (nephew of A. Lincoln's Secratary of War) visited Lafayette's tomb on July 4, 1917, and said:

“America has joined forces with the Allied Powers, and what we have of blood and treasure are yours. Therefore it is that with loving pride we drape the colors in tribute of respect to this citizen of your great republic. And here and now, in the presence of the illustrious dead, we pledge our hearts and our honor in carrying this war to a successful issue. Lafayette, we are here.” 

And placed an American flag at Lafayette's tomb. That flag has been changed daily ever since, always standing over the grave from that day forward, even during the German occupation of Paris from 1940 to 1944.

Brian
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Post by: Strawboss on July 03, 2014, 07:04:33 pm
I was going through some old pics the other day and found some of my idiot brother-in-law the cop and myself. These are truly rare indeed and never before seen or published photos. I will try my best to post them this Sunday so mark your calendars, wake the kids and call the neighbors this will be a once in a lifetime experience to see me and him together.
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Post by: Gsun on July 03, 2014, 09:51:44 pm
I was going through some old pics the other day and found some of my idiot brother-in-law the cop and myself. These are truly rare indeed and never before seen or published photos. I will try my best to post them this Sunday so mark your calendars, wake the kids and call the neighbors this will be a once in a lifetime experience to see me and him together.

We are waiting with anticipation for this one. We all have our own ideas of him! Now to put a face to them.....
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Post by: B.D.F. on July 04, 2014, 07:46:31 am
I don't know- this could be a bad thing.... I mean, his shear idiocy could overwhelm us. Then again, the build up has been so great that perhaps, just perhaps, his idiocy will not show up all that well in a mere 2D photo?

Nice meeting you in TN Dave!

Brian

I was going through some old pics the other day and found some of my idiot brother-in-law the cop and myself. These are truly rare indeed and never before seen or published photos. I will try my best to post them this Sunday so mark your calendars, wake the kids and call the neighbors this will be a once in a lifetime experience to see me and him together.
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