The Bar, Volume #4

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:18 pm

Road surface matters as much as tires.
We had a road near me that was very slick and had dips too.
I saw a car roll across my path at about 45 mph, then flip several times off the road.
All they did was accelerate slightly.
I had been out driving hard, but tiptoed in the slight rain.
They all lived.
Very easy to hydroplane on that road.
Just a hard steering input, even going straight a car would slip.

Going uphill you are using up part of your traction already.
Most highways have more aggressive surfaces on hills, like the interstate near Yggie.
They especially do it in potential snow areas.

For advanced driving keeping the wheels moving the same rate is important, as on ice, whenever they slip.
Hard to do well.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:57 pm

still learning new heretofore not needed info..THANK YOU.
today was fine but there is a short freeway on ramp which has incurred hydroplane effect
(that time it was my son and not I)

.Grai so glad its going up for you .

.I also am still considering the $ versus personal feed of the train trip because although I do not know you I do know you and love you Dear Bar #4
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:26 pm

lucky420 wrote:No sumo pump. But at the very least buying a wet vac and yes all of the basement floor is concrete so no ruined carpet

Yeah, I think that the import duty from Japan on those sumo pumps is very beefed up.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:29 pm

knowmad wrote:I've run over Spawning salmon crossing the Road before...

*gives knowmad a dirty look*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:33 pm

Sorry Fishy,
I know how you feel, I feel the same when people talk about running over Suicide bunnies on their way to Burn.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:19 pm

There is a casual bunny farm across the street in a friend's industrial neighborhood.

A bunch have escaped and live in the area now.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby graidawg » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:38 pm

at least I don't have the problem of suicide bunnies or salmon on the early morning drive. i hate this getting up early shit. *thumps ECM* :coffee:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:42 pm

Yes, Salmon and Bunnies both sleep in.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:49 pm

Suicide Salmon shall be the name of my new ska band.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:51 pm

So, watch this video:
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Do your feelings about it change when you learn that Shane MacGowen (the male singer) was born on Christmas?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:07 am

Good morning all! Thanks for the coffee (((Grai))).

I would not hate mornings so hard if I would just get my butt into bed earlier. :? But I had HUGE fun last night reading the art grant application and mentally filling in the blanks with my silly altar project. Oh and chatting with Puppy on the phone about it. :D :D :D Totally distracted him from the shit ton of work he needs to do before the end of the semester. Bad mother. :twisted:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:42 am

Mmmm, coffee, you are a god, Grai, a god I say! :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

MyLarry now has his splint off, but has to "buddy tape" his two fingers. Sounds filthy to me. No hand surgery, a relief. But he has to work 6 to noon as there is a second guy on light duty and they split the day shift between them (working in permits in the office). Three weeks of being up before five, and at 2/3rds pay. Could be worse. We get to go to Santa Rampage in Vegas at least.

No bunnies or salmon, more skunks and deer. Kamikaze deer.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:51 am

*wanders in*
thanks for coffee, GD.......
Hi MDF!
Hi AntiM!

I gotta go to the dentist today.......dang it........wish me luck.

*pours cognac in coffee for courage*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby BAS » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:00 am

Good luck! I really need to get a crown on one of my molars, but can't come up with the $2,000.

I had a dream about getting up and feeling absolutely wonderful (as well as a lot younger and healthier). I was really annoyed when I realized it was a dream and, of course, woke up shortly thereafter.

No coffee for me. I never developed the taste for it. Ice tea is my preference. (And I PROBABLY should make it regular tea, not Long Island or Company Tea.)

Hey, did you see what they've done to the bathroom in this place?

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby BAS » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:02 am

(What?! I either get "no post" or a "double post"? Bad Internet! Bad!)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:16 am

Good morning! Looks like... there's... coffee....
Ah, I got the last cup; let me brew up some more.
Dang, BAS, that "garderobe" looks like it goes on to China. Is that a sound waste disposal plan?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:54 am

Dump in enough quicklime and it'll do.

Speaking of which... *brings out quick lime pie for all to enjoy.*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:44 pm

Ah Iggy,
Good luck with teeth
because of the long in tooth process I am bff with my hygenist (introduced her to BRC this year) and she laser cleans my teeth every 3 months
it saves in the long run
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:01 pm

Aw, even Yggy dreads the dentist!

I know how you feel, Ygmir. Good luck.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:57 pm

:D
Hey BAS, somebody's pet architect is off his leash again.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:04 pm

well, back from the dentist.........I have a broken tooth, but he thinks since it's only one side, he can repair it. yay!!
and, he says did pretty good with my "once a decade" office visit. no cavities since the last visit in 02.
so, yay that!
Says I brush too hard, though, and am shredding my gums.......dang my dainty touch.

Says I can use a cleaning,too. haha

*pours a cognac to celebrate, leaves the bottle out for others*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:38 pm

Yay! No cavities in a decade is pretty special. Probably 'cause you're shredding the @#$% out of your gums. :lol:

Glad you're getting that break tended to. A dental student cracked my tooth once and it wasn't caught in time, yada yada yada, resulting extremely painful crown done on a tooth that just should have had a root canal to begin with, followed by said root canal. :roll:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby BAS » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:19 pm

I'm not sure what is at the bottom of the pit under the toilet, although my guess is the Remain of Enemies! One of my Facebook friends posted the picture, but I don't know where he got it.

Every time I go to a dentist I get lectured for brushing too hard, and get instructions on how to brush my teeth exactly the way I HAVE been brushing them! It seems on one has told my gums that they aren't supposed to keep retreating when I brush them the "right" way.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:58 pm

I'm thinking glass floor over a photograph of the tunnel shaft. The tension rods support the middle of the glass. Just a guess, mind you, but I stand by the architect-on-the-loose comment. (Unless it is photoshopped, of course.)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby pink » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:27 pm

Hey 420, I suffered for years of intermittent basement flooding and finally got a sump that doesnt have to be submerged. It will suck up nearly all the water that gets in there. Less than $80. Just have to remember to turn it off.

Just got out of jury duty, still never been picked for one and now I have another 18 month reprieve. Yay!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby graidawg » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:30 pm

glass is pretty tuff, thick enough it could kind of real.

Hey yggi, i actually like the dentists, but then i always get pretty ones, so i guess i am distracted by the boobs inches from my face.


work was good, pretty much as i thought it would be lets hope it carries on that way, so i am off to bed and setting the ECm on auto so its readt for when i get up night all.


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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:36 pm

Yeah, thanks Savannaha, I'm pretty happy about no cavities (except beteen my ears), too. I don't know I'll ever find that happy middle ground for brushing......ah well.
I have one crown, from another broken tooth.......dang it. But it was sort of cool, in that a gal friend of mine owns the dental lab so, put my initial in the crown for me........hahhaaa.

It's pouring rain, again........and again they're calling for worse by tomorrow. all those poor people in low areas.

*pours line of warm cognac snifters*

how about a rainy day drink?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:48 pm

Elliot wrote:I'm thinking glass floor over a photograph of the tunnel shaft. The tension rods support the middle of the glass. Just a guess, mind you, but I stand by the architect-on-the-loose comment. (Unless it is photoshopped, of course.)

I'm thinking Infinity Mirror. The floor level is a half-mirror. A box leading to the crawlspace, lined with fake bricks. Bottom is a real mirror.
Geez, I could probably do that in my place.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:59 pm

If there is a mirror at the bottom of the crawl space, why don't we see the tension rods? Very tricky business.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby trilobyte » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:25 pm

Either Samsung or LG recently did a gag to promote a new line of LED display panels with very thin bezels. They arranged a series of them on the flooring of an elevator and covered it with a heavy-duty enough glass that it could support weight. Passengers would ride the elevator, and the displays showed what appeared to be a normal flood beneath. Periodically throughout the day the prank would go into effect, with elevator lights flickering and the sound of something horrible happening and the glass flooring cracking and breaking. A hidden camera was of course filming their reactions.

Mmm cognac, good stuff - thanks, Yggy! Hit the spot perfectly, though I may need to chase that with a cocktail or three :D

I also hope there's a decent temperature drop in the mountains for those who need it. The rain's much needed, but I read an article about how because of warmer temps not all the ski resort places were able to benefit. Just a couple degrees means the snow level is a lot higher, that's got to suck for ppl depending on the resort traffic and business to have their place mostly mud while the guys on the taller mountain are packing 'em in.
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