The Bar, Volume #4

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby graidawg » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:09 am

pushes pot of :coffee: over to MDF.

just add cream :)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Roark » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:18 am

I am living the dream.
I am living the dream.
I am living the dream.

This is so much easier to believe over a cup of MDF's coffee. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby winebuff » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:17 am

TGIF everyone! Mdf, coffe pls :coffee:
5am here so surfing and planning the Reno pack list. How's everyone doing?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MisaBlue » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:13 am

Getting breakfast ready for Da Bar :)

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:14 am

*strolls in, makes CCC*
Thanks MDF. haha yeah, I read Lemurs post as "Harbor Freight" too. "tool brain"......hahaa

Dobre rano, MIsa!! Dekuji za krazny snidanje!!

well TGIF, and the final week of countdown to *insert name for Reno trip*

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:55 am

Huh?

Good Morning all !

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby winebuff » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:21 am

Yggy said he is craving dust and bacon..

ygmir wrote:*strolls in, makes CCC*
Thanks MDF. haha yeah, I read Lemurs post as "Harbor Freight" too. "tool brain"......hahaa

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well TGIF, and the final week of countdown to *insert name for Reno trip*

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:48 am

:D
*rustling of paper is heard from one of the tables. Elliot is studying several well-loved maps*

Hey, check this out.... Oslo, Berlin, Prague and Vienna are all pretty much at the same longitude, on a north-south line. That means I will be relatively close to Misa Blue if I visit Norway ("the old country"). I'll be pretty much stuck in Norway on this trip, but it's something to keep in mind. In spite of living in Norway for 25 years, I never traveled south of Denmark. (Like a good Viking, I traveled west instead, and settled in Vinland.)

Ah yes... maybe I forgot to mention.... I may take three weeks in Norway around April. I'm overdue to visit my Mom, and I want to "play" in my brother's zoo. The zoo opens for the season on May 1, and there will be plenty of work needed to get the place spruced up after winter. Nothing final yet, though.

Oh.... Here's a bit of Fabulous Folly: My brother wants me to bring one of those fountains that looks like a giant faucet suspended in mid-air, with water coming out of it. (There is a clear glass pipe in the middle of the water-stream, supporting the faucet and bringing the water up.) I've seen one in San Francisco, in the tourist district around the piers maybe. He wants to put it in the zoo duck pond. Which means that if I bring one, I know what my job will be while there -- installing it! I need one I can stuff in a duffel bag and call it luggage. So I'll be on the interweb a bit today. :lol:

*returns to his beloved maps*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby jella » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:19 pm

**day dreams of visting the old county**
How exciting Elliot :). Happy Friday Bar..sorry I've been so absent of late.

How about a nice round of steamy hot toddies ..sorry net nanny blocks pics ;(
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby burner von braun » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:19 pm

Hey! It's jella! Welcome back 'kiddo'!

*hears clattering sound of mechanical arms unfurling maps in the corner*
Sounds like a great trip Elliot, have fun! I hope you visit us here in the Bar while you're there if you can.

Well, back to the grindstone.. *waves to all*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:34 pm

Hey Jella!! :D
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Rice » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:24 pm

Creek... As I cautiously open the door and walk in. Highly aware of the sudden hush and staring... {eek}

Uh, Hi everyone!! What's Happening??
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:34 pm

Rice wrote:Creek... As I cautiously open the door and walk in. Highly aware of the sudden hush and staring... {eek}

Uh, Hi everyone!! What's Happening??


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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:28 pm

*screen wipes, please***************hahaa nice one Sav!!

so, I was asked to help the Jewish historic cemetery people with an issue, at the local cemetery of theirs, I had done work on:
It seems several of the "crack head" neighbors, have taken it upon themselves, to use the cemetery property, not only as a "more convenient for them" driveway (they have their own, but it's longer), but as an easy place to throw garbage, trash and brush.
When asked to stop, they cussed and were totally disrespectful to the older folks on the committee, who obviously could not counter this verbal abuse.
I was asked to come up with them and help find a remedy:
when I was there with these folks ( in their late 70's kind, and polite to this ass) this neighbor called us all "fuck heads" and said "you'll not block me, from going anywhere I want"..............well, with so many witnesses there, I just remained silent.
The folks were very upset, saying he has also threatened them with his pit bull dogs and masked friends to intimidate.
I said, "trust me, I'll block the drive, and happy to help"
They asked "what will you do"?
and I replied:
"don't worry, I'll stop this, and no one will get hurt, unless those folks really beg"
They are very concerned these crack heads will hurt someone, either themselves or by sicking their dogs on them.

I called a friend with two dumptrucks, and we loaded 3500 lb. blocks of concrete, 5 on each, and went there at 7 am.
in 10 mins, we dumped in a grid, these 10 blocks.

"yeah, crack head, you're right, no on will block your drive"...........and no one got hurt!!

I sent these pics to the cemetery folks:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:35 pm

Bravo sir!!! 8)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:41 pm

:D
I've been thinking of building a house out of such blocks. Seriously. Those look to be the proper interlocking kind.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Box Burner » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:55 pm

ygmir wrote:*screen wipes, please***************hahaa nice one Sav!!

so, I was asked to help the Jewish historic cemetery people with an issue, at the local cemetery of theirs, I had done work on:
It seems several of the "crack head" neighbors, have taken it upon themselves, to use the cemetery property, not only as a "more convenient for them" driveway (they have their own, but it's longer), but as an easy place to throw garbage, trash and brush.
When asked to stop, they cussed and were totally disrespectful to the older folks on the committee, who obviously could not counter this verbal abuse.
I was asked to come up with them and help find a remedy:
when I was there with these folks ( in their late 70's kind, and polite to this ass) this neighbor called us all "fuck heads" and said "you'll not block me, from going anywhere I want"..............well, with so many witnesses there, I just remained silent.
The folks were very upset, saying he has also threatened them with his pit bull dogs and masked friends to intimidate.
I said, "trust me, I'll block the drive, and happy to help"
They asked "what will you do"?
and I replied:
"don't worry, I'll stop this, and no one will get hurt, unless those folks really beg"
They are very concerned these crack heads will hurt someone, either themselves or by sicking their dogs on them.

I called a friend with two dumptrucks, and we loaded 3500 lb. blocks of concrete, 5 on each, and went there at 7 am.
in 10 mins, we dumped in a grid, these 10 blocks.

"yeah, crack head, you're right, no on will block your drive"...........and no one got hurt!!

I sent these pics to the cemetery folks:



Ya know... a few caltrops in the "long" driveway might be appropriate too. But well done ygmir.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby jella » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:35 pm

Bravo indeed Yggy ! I Would love to have seen the look on their faces :)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:42 pm

Wonderful, Yggy. :D
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Roark » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:10 pm

Yggmir, you are a man after my own heart. Well done, son!

The only thing crack-heads fear is WORK! And ya gave them some. hehehehehhe :mrgreen:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:14 pm

Roark wrote:The only thing crack-heads fear is WORK!

Around my town we have this joke:
How do you hide something from a crack head (or meth head)? Put it in his work boots.
*Bada-bing*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:16 pm

And the blockhead wins! Oh, wait a minute.... yeah... yes! Blockhead for the win!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:23 pm

Bwahahahahahahaha, that's fantastic, Yggy! 8)

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elorrum » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:38 pm

Yep! Howdy as well to Jella!
ygmir, the quiet can do, no argument required, problem solver. Good work. Riding into town in a dump truck and helping the townsfolk.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:28 pm

:D
Here is the sort of thing my brother wants for his zoo. The world is (relatively) full of them, but how to find a manufacturer? Of course, I could build one, but it would take a ton of time.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:55 pm

Elliot wrote::D
Here is the sort of thing my brother wants for his zoo. The world is (relatively) full of them, but how to find a manufacturer? Of course, I could build one, but it would take a ton of time.


c'mon over and I'll help, Elliot!!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Thorormr » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:48 pm

Elliot wrote::D
Here is the sort of thing my brother wants for his zoo. The world is (relatively) full of them, but how to find a manufacturer? Of course, I could build one, but it would take a ton of time.


Might be cheapest to fab it up on the spot. I'd wager a couple bucks' of PVC and some good quality chrome/brass/copper or whatever color you desire that'll stick to plastic (like that Krylon Fusion stuff) could be had almost anywhere in Norway. Just need to source the acrylic stand pipe. Bondo or equivalent for sculpting and some basic tools like a surform and hacksaw and it should be possible. Maybe make one here and then either ship it or take blueprints.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:31 pm

:D
Yes, building it in Norway is definitely an option. Or building it in sections here and assemble there. Or building some of it here and the rest there. The brainstorming has begun!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Canoe » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:52 pm

Elliot wrote::D I've been thinking of building a house out of such blocks. Seriously. Those look to be the proper interlocking kind.

You'd certainly be the King of Thermal Mass.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Canoe » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:55 pm

You'd have to plumb it so anyone could easily drain it for the winter; easy to do, but it has to be done.
As you wouldn't be there to baby it, I'd think a steel up-pipe, painted white, would be more robust for the force, vibration and thermal cycling it will be subjected to year after year.
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