The Bar, Volume #4

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:58 pm

Elliot wrote:
Savannah wrote:...drinking instant vanilla St4rbucks that someone gave me at the Burn. It's not bad.

Which reminds me.... (*says the quiet fellow at the shadowy table in the back*).... I'm still drinking from a fine stainless-steel pocket-flask someone gave me at the Burn. It was full of Bourbon and so long as it still has some of the original content I can pretend I'm still in BRC. :D


Aww, that's sweet, Elliot. :)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:39 pm

Need tips building a 30', wooden octopus...
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:39 pm

There, I feel so much better.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:01 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Need tips building a 30', wooden octopus...

I've shied away from that thread, But perhaps tomorrow when I'm fat and torpid, I'll look into it.
Any tips?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby trilobyte » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:14 pm

Actual is orangier (and pumpkinier) than I expected, but still extremely tasty.



Followed by impromptu pub stop and "lunch" with campmates...
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:32 pm

knowmad wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Need tips building a 30', wooden octopus...

I've shied away from that thread, But perhaps tomorrow when I'm fat and torpid, I'll look into it.
Any tips?

Well, he's in Texas, so this memory came to my mind.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aggie_Bonfire_Collapse

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby burner von braun » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:04 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Need tips building a 30', wooden octopus...


*gets out calculator and begins figuring tensile strength of tentacles*

Yep, he's taking on a lot for a first time burner, at any rate I wish him well. At least he's getting advice from some of the best builders around here.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:24 pm

burner von braun wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Need tips building a 30', wooden octopus...


*gets out calculator and begins figuring tensile strength of tentacles*

Yep, he's taking on a lot for a first time burner, at any rate I wish him well. At least he's getting advice from some of the best builders around here.

Plus, there's a pissing match or two, for subplots...
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby moonrise » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:45 pm

Busy bar with so much going on these days. Good to hear, 'cept for Trilobytes toe incident, erg... slam one back for me and her and him and and and....would you like the bottle? ;)


Welp, I'm stuck here at the compound with four BIG dogs, 3 Rotweilers and 1 Black Lab...and one of the Rots is in heat :P dawg help me!
I'm tasked with keeping her un-pregnant this time around! They're tearing the place to pieces... :shock: when will they tire, when?! :?
She's scheduled to breed next year.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby burner von braun » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:46 pm

Good to see ya moonrise! Glad you have four 'best friends' keeping you busy. Any snow up there? We are having a nice stretch of weather here, but it is supposed to turn cold over the weekend.

Been working on building a radial arm saw workbench today since I had the day off.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby moonrise » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:32 pm

Sorry I missed ya BDV. Yes, snow on the ski hills... We're bracing for a week of sunshine, typical Tahoe weather. It'll help me manage the dogs better, ha!

What do you mostly do with the swing arm saw BVD?

*pats thawing bird on counter and puts on late-ish, late nite coffee for the gang* :)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby burner von braun » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:09 pm

*pours a cup*

Actually I guess it is more of a 'sliding compound mitre saw'. I use it mostly to cut lumber at a true 90°, or whatever angle I need, but it is always kind of a hassle to set it up, get the lumber level and square with it, etc. So I'm finally building a dedicated bench with a backstop lined up to it and all. Handy for projects and art and such.

Maybe I'll take a couple photos and pop them into the WIP thread.

Yay for birds thawing out for dinner!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:35 pm

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Snow » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:00 pm

Happy early T-day everyone!!!

Damn that looks tasty trilo!!!! excited to gorge myself stupid tomorrow. Hosting the feast here and will of course have some flame effects, gotta be thankful for propane, and propane accessories.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby magicmarty » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:32 am

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, Kiddies
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Stay firm but loose!

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:35 am

Happy Thanksgiving, Marty!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:20 am

started a little fire ..poured some remy martin on the bird and it lit up
was going to the newlywed sons house but not now
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:23 am

From: " HAPPY THANKSGIVING



a tale of the time

BAD PARROT


A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad
attitude and an even worse vocabulary.



Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity.

John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to 'clean up' the bird's vocabulary.

Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more rude.

John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed.
Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.

Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions.
I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."

John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude.
As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird spoke-up, very softly,

"Might I inquire as to the transgression of the turkey?"

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby trilobyte » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:44 am

Happy thanksgiving!!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Bob » Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:18 am

Happy Unthanksgiving.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:51 am

happy fucking shove your fucking face full of food day.


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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby graidawg » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:59 am

Ladies, Gentlemen, Bunnies and Unicorns. I have good news after 2 full days of phone calls i know have my tools back, many thanks to Dave for nagging me to phone every half hour, Mike for driving me 170 mile round trip (without the company knowing) and you lot for encouraging me not to give up. However ym mobile has been disconnected because i haven't topped it up in some time, so now i need to work out a way to correct that minor flaw, which is a lot easier to do in Britain than america!


Hurrah, lets have a drink (now where the is the good stuff?)


ETA : HAPPY THANKGSIVING I REALLY HAVE SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR TODAY (plus i have my receipts and invoices now)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby magicmarty » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:04 am

VERY HAPPY NEWS, GRAI!!!!!

Kick starts the ECM and brings out the Tullamore Dew to celebrate! Morning Peeps!

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:14 am

Oh (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Grai)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

*sniff*

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!!

*starts ECM*

I have too much to be thankful for, really. And y'all are at the top of the list! 8)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:46 am

GET STUFFED BITCHES......... AWK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wink:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:20 am

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:26 am

.thank you Simon ..better than the written
.glad for you Grai
.change of plans today, Hurray
.dropping off the stuff for the family
then going to love of my life..he is cooking and havent seen him since he wrecked his bike
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:12 am

Happy day, Grai!

Good going!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Bob » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:02 am

While ya'll're fighting with family, think of The Bar.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:20 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
burner von braun wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Need tips building a 30', wooden octopus...


*gets out calculator and begins figuring tensile strength of tentacles*

Yep, he's taking on a lot for a first time burner, at any rate I wish him well. At least he's getting advice from some of the best builders around here.

Plus, there's a pissing match or two, for subplots...

I'm on Testosterone blockers so prolly should stay out of there...
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