Out of the Blue

I am still on quite a roll of having devices die at my hands... yesterday I was giving the lawn an overdue mowing when the little handle you pull to start the mower fell beneath its blades. Not only did this replace the pull handle with a much less graspable handful of tattered string, but also managed to tangle something within, leaving the mower un-startable. The good news is that lawn mowers are one of the few devices that one repairs rather than replaces these days, but that's the bad news as well, as if it's a couple of weeks before we get it back from the shop, we may have the beginnings of a rain forest in the back yard.

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Re: Hallelujah!
Jun 29, 2004, 11:28
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Re: Hallelujah! Jun 29, 2004, 11:28
Jun 29, 2004, 11:28
 
he wouldn't need to put it there.. he's already a dick head

What a dork repsonse.

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Re: Hallelujah!
Jun 29, 2004, 10:19
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Re: Hallelujah! Jun 29, 2004, 10:19
Jun 29, 2004, 10:19
 
Question.

1) Would you take $500,000 if you could never ever have kids of your own? Yes/No

Too late. Unless you mean, would I take $500k to not have any MORE kids... Hell Yes! (I'm considering paying a doctor to make that happen anyway...)

2) 1 million $ if you could never get an erection again? Yes/No

Nope.

3) 10 million if you had to have your penis sliced off? Yes/No

Nope.

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Re: Hallelujah!
Jun 29, 2004, 05:06
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Re: Hallelujah! Jun 29, 2004, 05:06
Jun 29, 2004, 05:06
 
he wouldn't need to put it there.. he's already a dick head
Who didn't see that coming?! In answer to the original questions, no, no and hell no.

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Re: Hallelujah!
Jun 29, 2004, 02:58
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Re: Hallelujah! Jun 29, 2004, 02:58
Jun 29, 2004, 02:58
 
I mean how many people out there want to be a human Rhino?

he wouldn't need to put it there.. he's already a dick head

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Re: Hallelujah!
Jun 29, 2004, 00:53
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Re: Hallelujah! Jun 29, 2004, 00:53
Jun 29, 2004, 00:53
 
I would assume that he would like it replaced in the same spot. I mean how many people out there want to be a human Rhino?

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Re: Hallelujah!
Jun 28, 2004, 23:51
WarPig
 
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Re: Hallelujah! Jun 28, 2004, 23:51
Jun 28, 2004, 23:51
 WarPig
 
If it was surgically removed and reattached immediately, I'd consider it. Permanent removal? Not for all the tea in China.

Does it have to be reattached in the same place?

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Re: Hallelujah!
Jun 28, 2004, 23:05
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Re: Hallelujah! Jun 28, 2004, 23:05
Jun 28, 2004, 23:05
 
1. Yep.

2. Nope.

3. If it was surgically removed and reattached immediately, I'd consider it. Permanent removal? Not for all the tea in China.


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Re: Hallelujah!
Jun 28, 2004, 22:30
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Re: Hallelujah! Jun 28, 2004, 22:30
Jun 28, 2004, 22:30
 nin
 
ZigTic, thank you for registering to tell us that heart warming ?story?. That was freakin hilarious!

Agreed! And "Welcome" to ZigTic!

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Re: Hallelujah!
Jun 28, 2004, 22:29
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Re: Hallelujah! Jun 28, 2004, 22:29
Jun 28, 2004, 22:29
 
Question.

1) Would you take $500,000 if you could never ever have kids of your own? Yes/No

2) 1 million $ if you could never get an erection again? Yes/No

3) 10 million if you had to have your penis sliced off? Yes/No

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Re: Hallelujah!
Jun 28, 2004, 21:49
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Re: Hallelujah! Jun 28, 2004, 21:49
Jun 28, 2004, 21:49
 
This place (http://www.wingstop.com) just opened up a restaurant around here.

Take a look at their logo and the logo of this company:

http://www.wingstogo.com/

I know Wings to Go has been around since the mid eighties....I would eat there when I worked in Delaware.

I wonder how long Wingstop has been around.

Looks like a lawsuit could be in order!



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Re: Hallelujah!
Jun 28, 2004, 21:20
Enahs
 
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Re: Hallelujah! Jun 28, 2004, 21:20
Jun 28, 2004, 21:20
 Enahs
 
This place (http://www.wingstop.com) just opened up a restaurant around here.
I highly recommend! The original hot is not all that hot in my opinion, the Cajun is hot, just right for a casual meal, the atomic is good but not always the best choice (that is, if you can handle it, I went with 5 other people, I am the only one that did not almost choke to death on the atomic!). But the Hawaiian BBQ is wonderful! And mmm mmm good fries!

If ya got one in your area (which, I was surprised at how many they have) try it!


If all else fails I'll take a screwdriver to it next time I finish mowing. Of course, that assumes the monsoons stop hitting us daily.

Aww, be a mans man. Cut the grass in the storm, you sissi-fied boy. Once you are done with that we can step you up to chopping down trees and building a log cabin. Then I will teach you how to hunt bear and live off the land! Yee’ Hawr!

Or is it hunt beer?...both I think!

ZigTic, thank you for registering to tell us that heart warming “story”. That was freakin hilarious!



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Re: ribbit
Jun 28, 2004, 20:40
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Re: ribbit Jun 28, 2004, 20:40
Jun 28, 2004, 20:40
 
"Iranian Frog Gives Birth to 'Judy Finnegan'"

http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s1i5120

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Re: Hallelujah!
Jun 28, 2004, 20:15
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Re: Hallelujah! Jun 28, 2004, 20:15
Jun 28, 2004, 20:15
 
Tell him to throw some mags on the mower, as well as an Edelbrock carb, a Hurst shifter, a nitrous kit and line lock. Don't forget the CB!



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Re: Hallelujah!
Jun 28, 2004, 20:01
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Re: Hallelujah! Jun 28, 2004, 20:01
Jun 28, 2004, 20:01
 
Or leverage it against the engine with a screw driver or knife. It is just a plastic cap, TAKE IT OFF.

Actually, if the cap is plastic you could use a utility knife to cut the sides of the cap and pry it up enough to see what the issue is. If you are carefull you can probably preserve or do very little damage to the threads on the stem.

I bet that little dipstick is the cause of your troubles....

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Re: Disappointed
Jun 28, 2004, 18:48
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Re: Disappointed Jun 28, 2004, 18:48
Jun 28, 2004, 18:48
 
This was because the blade – or The Twirling Blade of Death, as we used to call it – had the nasty habit of rattling loose and flinging off in random directions. As a result, in our household, you were either quick on your feet, or you didn’t walk at all.
Holy shit. ROFL. That is quite possibly the funniest story I have ever heard on these boards

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Re: Lawnmowers
Jun 28, 2004, 18:18
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Re: Lawnmowers Jun 28, 2004, 18:18
Jun 28, 2004, 18:18
 
You could always get yourself a couple of sheep, Blue -- I hear they're some of the best lawn surgeons around, and when they break down they're usually still quite tasty..

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Disappointed
Jun 28, 2004, 18:11
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Disappointed Jun 28, 2004, 18:11
Jun 28, 2004, 18:11
 
Who ever heard of taking a lawnmower to a repair shop? A man’s man would have fixed the lawnmower himself! Though, I suppose not everyone was fortunate enough to have a father who stressed the importance of being your own repair man.
He was, however, by no means mechanically inclined, even by the most liberal definitions. Picking through a large drawer of miscellaneous nuts and bolts, and then assembling things together until it all seemed to remain in one piece…give or take a few small chunks, was his idea of fixing something.
Over the years, our lawnmower became a mechanical concoction scarcely resembling its original form. When we rolled that beast out of the garage, the neighbors took notice, and, if they were smart, promptly locked their doors and hunkered down behind the couch.
This was because the blade – or The Twirling Blade of Death, as we used to call it – had the nasty habit of rattling loose and flinging off in random directions. As a result, in our household, you were either quick on your feet, or you didn’t walk at all. Luckily, no human was ever injured…permanently. It usually ended up impaling itself into a fence, or horribly mutilating some unsuspecting bush. Pets, on the other hand…well, I’d rather not discuss that.
The lawnmower also had a penchant for spraying fuel and oil around. Occasionally it would light itself on fire, forcing us to make a mad dash for the fire extinguisher in a spirited attempt to douse the flames before they engulfed the entire lawn. Ah, memories!

Oddly enough, one month after I moved out, they bought a new lawnmower…


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Re: Hallelujah!
Jun 28, 2004, 17:54
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Re: Hallelujah! Jun 28, 2004, 17:54
Jun 28, 2004, 17:54
 
Couldn't point that .22 at whoever dreamt up the way wireless networks are handled could you? It won't make my task in hand any easier, but it would make me true to my word as I was struggling with them today - 'if I could get the person who invented this...'

I'm off to get out my professional carpet manager and do the hoovering.

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Re: Hallelujah!
Jun 28, 2004, 17:19
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Re: Hallelujah! Jun 28, 2004, 17:19
Jun 28, 2004, 17:19
 nin
 
Yeah, I'm going to take a shot at an oil reservoir. With a gas tank next to it


What's that old saying about that light that burns the brightest burns the shortest? There was no mention of "aflame, writhing in pain on the floor, and screaming like a little girl", I remember THAT much!

edit: Man, I skip lunch and I get loopy...


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Re: Hallelujah!
Jun 28, 2004, 17:08
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Re: Hallelujah! Jun 28, 2004, 17:08
Jun 28, 2004, 17:08
 
YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Be sure and get the shooting on video!

Yeah, I'm going to take a shot at an oil reservoir. With a gas tank next to it.

I'll just use the reciprocal saw

And yeah, I've been reluctant to take tools to it since I'd rather not break anything. If all else fails I'll take a screwdriver to it next time I finish mowing. Of course, that assumes the monsoons stop hitting us daily.

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