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Spastic Foot Tapping While Playing Bass January 15, 2021

Posted by Pupster in Art, Ballistics, Ducks, Entertainment, History, Stupid shit, Women Ranting.
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I think it needs a few more “Good Gawd”s and acrobatic splits with windmilling arms.

 

 

High-water pants, socks with sandals, I think the bass guitarist is on the spectrum.

Interesting gif for Geoff December 13, 2018

Posted by lumps in Economics, History, Obama's Legacy.
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He’s theeees close to saying “I told you so!”

Hit play and watch China.

Dave Stuff March 2, 2018

Posted by daveintexas in Ballistics, Crime, Ducks, Entertainment, Handblogging, History, Law, Man Laws, Mufuckin Pie!, Sex, Sidebar Flag Bullshit.
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I try to use descriptive, catchy post titles.

Anyway the weather was nice last Sunday so I decided it was time to power wash the deck area and hang up some lights to make the place all cheery and shit.

Before

I know, gross right? Spider webs, bugs, leaves, dirt

After

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Much better.

I know all this stuff gets made in China (or somewhere in Asia).  Christmas lights are not particularly complex so if there was a manual I ignored it like I do complicated stuff where I really should RTFM but still won’t.

But the vendor in it’s relationship with Amazon insisted that I get this information via the following email, including a an explanation of why these lights might not be exactly the “white warmness” I might have been expecting, AND a warranty and a sincere promise to resolve any customer dissatisfaction accompanied with a plea to please not rat them out on the item page.

I realize their English is much better than my Mandarin but these things are just so fun.

First, an Important notice regarding the warm white color (as advertised)

Section 2

A friendly greeting, an interesting explanation of why the product might not be exactly what I ordered but yet “It is not wrong item sent if you receive the color difference version”

It is definitely warm white if you compare it with white version, or maybe Slublog.

Then some handy instructions for troubleshooting.

Section 3

If bulb burns out, replace bulb. It will turn on.

And then a promise to resolve any problem but please don’t bust our balls with bad remark on item page.

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They did say please and kindly so were I disappointed with the warmth of whiteness I would reach out to them before posting an irate customer thing.  Besides I never do that cause everybody looks like an asshole when they do.

Besides, I think they’re quite warm and I am satisfied.

Thank you, MZD8391 Customer Service Team!

Deep Thoughts on Listening to the “Oldies” Station on the Way to Work October 12, 2017

Posted by skinbad in History, Music, Philosophy, Sex, slutbags.
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Has any woman in the history of the world ever really said:

“Come on dudes, let’s get it on!”?

A Rare and Coveted Innocent Bystanders Endorsement April 24, 2017

Posted by skinbad in Family, History, Technology.
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My dad has quite a few pictures on slides. When I was a little tyke, he would sometimes shoot them up on the wall for the viewing pleasure of me and my brothers–which I remember being a lot of fun. Some were from his tour of duty in Japan with the Army and many others were from his college days and the early married years with my mom. Over the years, I’ve occasionally thought about those and thought that “someone” really needed to get on the ball and digitize all those slides before everything is lost and dad and mom aren’t around to remember any of the details of the pictures.

Well. It is finished. My wife’s sister bought a little machine and did her dad’s slides and we got our hands on it. After doing all the slides, Mrs. Skinny got started on all the negatives she had in boxes and we got all those done as well. We’ve probably scanned about 5,000 total. I’m sure there are competitors to what we used that would work well, but I have to say I’m fairly impressed with the gadget. It’s a “jumble All-in-One.”

There is less handling with negatives, so they go quite fast. Of course the slides are handled one at a time, but still, if you work at it for an hour, you’ll get a lot done. If you have been dreading such a project, I recommend getting something like this and getting it done. They are about $130 on Amazon.

If America is First, Who is Second? January 24, 2017

Posted by skinbad in History, News, Politics.
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The Dutch make their case. They’re not really considered Scandis, so I suppose it is possible.

Anyone Collecting “Why Trump Won” Examples? November 14, 2016

Posted by skinbad in History, Politics, Stupid shit.
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I wonder how many volumes it would run. University of Virginia PROFESSORS (not students, well, not just students) want the president of the college to not quote TJeff in emails. You can imagine why.

Stuff Jefferson Said

Where’s the expert on Stuff Jefferson Said when you need him? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

 

 

Independence Day – Brexit style July 3, 2016

Posted by Retired Geezer in Heroes, History.
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Always excellent, Bill Whittle.

The Bomb and Heavy Water February 15, 2016

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Since I have the day off, I’ll assuage a little guilt and post something. My wife had a new book related to her job with some of the yutes at the local school and started reading it to me as we drove about doing the family errands a few weeks ago. It seems to be aimed at young adults, and is on the history of the creation of the atomic bomb. This is it (centered appropriately):

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Oppenheimer is kind of the hero of the book and I learned quite a bit about him. The scientific explanations are also pretty good (IMHO). So, I recommend it as a fast read. BUT, the story that jumped out to me that I had never heard of was the fight over the control of a heavy water production plant in Norway. The Germans wanted the heavy water as they were in a race with the U.S. for the atomic bomb. The allies were determined that they not get it. It’s an amazing story of bravery and sacrifice. As my wife and I were looking for something to watch on Netflix last night, what did we come across, but this:

 

It’s a six-part miniseries done by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. We watched the first couple of episodes and it’s well done. Whether you read about it or watch it, it’s a story worth knowing.

Crap Tree 2015 December 5, 2015

Posted by daveintexas in Ballistics, Blogroll, Commenting Tips, Crime, Ducks, Economics, Handblogging, Heroes, History, Honor, Humor, Man Laws, Mufuckin Pie!, Nature Shit, News, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Sex, Sidebar Flag Bullshit, Stupid shit, Terrorist Hemorrhoids, Women Ranting, WTF?.
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For Michael and the rest of you knuckleheads that I love.

May you all have a Merry Christmas.

Please do note the shotgun shell lights you could still smell the cordite on em if you were here.  IF.

 

 

 

Wrong Side of History August 24, 2015

Posted by Retired Geezer in Family, History.
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Interesting.

This is Fascinating June 27, 2015

Posted by daveintexas in Ballistics, Crime, Economics, Handblogging, History, Literature, Man Laws, Mufuckin Pie!, Nature Shit, Philosophy, Politics, Sex, Sitemeter, slutbags, Stupid shit, Technology, Terrorist Hemorrhoids, WTF?.
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And a little unnerving. A real time map of global cyber attacks.