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Old 11-17-2012, 02:09 PM   #15101
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But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?
Who is lamenting?

I wonder how many people would go back to the things in that post without complaining. Heck, I'm "green" and use disposable diapers.
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I wonder how many people would go back to the things in that post without complaining.
Presupposing that we also got to have the same relative level of sustained economic growth, the same relatively high level of domestic security, the same political standing on the world stage, the same relatively lax attitudes among law enforcement and the courts about minor non-violent crimes including drug and alcohol offenses, the same care-free economic isolationism, the complete absence of medicare and a world in which healthcare was affordable and insurance was meant to INSURE, etc?

Raises hand.

(Note that this presupposes that I wouldn't be of draft age during the Korean War. The European Theater in WWII? Fine- I'll sign up. But **** Korea.)
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:24 PM   #15103
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But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?
On the contrary, I commend the "old folks" for all those things they saved and recycled. Just think what they could've accomplished if they'd spent less time writing down these lectures.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:38 PM   #15104
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Now that I think about it, I'm actually a little weirded out by this "old folks" comparison.

When I was a kid, we returned glass soda bottles to the grocery store.

We kept the paper grocery bags and re-used them for many things, including schoolbook covers. (They were also used in the preparation of fried plantains, wherein you remove the sliced fruit from the fryer halfway through the process and crush it flat on the counter between two paper grocery bags before returning it to the fryer.)

We canned vegetables.

We had one TV, in the living room. It was larger than a handkerchief- perhaps 19"?

Water did not come in bottles.

To be fair, there was an escalator in the shopping mall which was about 30 miles away. A big, ornate thing with lots of brass trim that looked like it was built in the 1950s. And we did have a washer and drier. The drier was gas-powered. I deduce this because even at the age of 6 I understood the difference between two-wire and three-wire electrical circuits, and I knew that the fuse box (yes, with fuses) in our house only had a single incoming main.

And I know that we had cloth diapers, because after my sister and I were done with them, they were pressed into service for things like car-washing and gun-cleaning.

And my father definitely used a razor of the style that took double-edged blades. That, and a shaving mug with a badger-hair brush. (It was a ritual for him.)



I AM ONLY 35 YEARS OLD!
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:31 AM   #15105
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I have the sudden urge to become a published author and write about the decadence of society, massive superiority complexes, and mass murder to experience the only true authentic interactions with people instead of facade of bullshit and expected emotions...


Mass Murdering spree, insane explosions, lots of sex, and alcohol.



Of course I know nothing on how to get published, and I know I'll get over this in like a week.

But I think it would be tight to get a book published and get paid for my thoughts.
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Did they at least get a decent price for it?
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Hey Pen, thanks for the great deal on a HT! Never thought I'd get one so cheap!
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Did they at least get a decent price for it?
they got it for the price of 500 with my gawd damn pallet AND straps. But they have yet to give me my friggin money. Probably because I have not gone down there. Way to start the thanksgiving holiday.
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Wait- your folks have been giving you space in their garage, they helped you get rid of that ratty old hard top that you never used, and you're going to charge them $500 for this?
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Wait- your folks have been giving you space in their garage, they helped you get rid of that ratty old hard top that you never used, and you're going to charge them $500 for this?
i ALWAYS used the hardtop, infact the soft top is in factory condition FROM the factory, as for the garage; i'd happily work somewhere else and NOT fix their electronics and cars.
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Be sure to tell your mother that you love her.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:41 PM   #15114
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I just got my toy Stirling cycle engine that I bought from eBay. It's small, silly and lacks any real power. But it sounds cool, lights up a couple of LEDs, and makes me happy.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #15115
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slight cure for boredom:

Clients From Hell

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Anyone know how to revive a dead Optima Yellow top?
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we have a defibrillator on each floor in my office, want me to stop by?
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we have a defibrillator on each floor in my office, want me to stop by?
no.

optima tells me it needs desulfation but my desulfation function on my charger is automatic and doesn't kick in.

I have heard rumors that you can drop the battery from waist height onto grass a few times and it fixes it. sure you can.
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I saw a vid on the web about zapping it with a welder, but I don't remember any details.
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We had to get a day laborer for the day to help us pour this big wall and the fat **** is scared to walk on the scaffolding!!

Today is his first and last day.
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