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Post by FredS » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:48 pm

Hovannes wrote:
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I'm taking my family to a Smash Mouth concert on the beach.
If my heart can hold together long enough.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQj--Kjn0z8
Nice.

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Post by Hovannes » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:55 pm

I just polished off an entire bottle of cheap red wine (Root and Vine Red Blend from Sprouts)
This is so unlike me!
I'm bored.

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Post by mont974x4 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:10 am

Hovannes wrote:I just polished off an entire bottle of cheap red wine (Root and Vine Red Blend from Sprouts)
This is so unlike me!
I'm bored.
I read that Root and Red Vines. It seemed an odd wine flavor.


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Post by JudgeRusty » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:57 am

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Post by JimVH » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:39 am

JudgeRusty wrote:
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I care.

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Post by UncleBob » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:41 am

JimVH wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:39 am
JudgeRusty wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:57 am
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I care.
+yep
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Post by FredS » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:29 am

UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:41 am
JimVH wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:39 am
JudgeRusty wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:57 am
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I care.
+yep
make it 3
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Post by SandPiper » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:44 am

FEDEX just delivered new visas for my family, so we're legal to return to the DR and pursue residency.

Well, they actually spelled my middle name incorrectly....the only name in our family with a Spanish/Latin counterpart. Go figure. I'm sure it'll be a massive fiasco, but thankfully I'm used to massive fiasco when dealing with the Dominican government.

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Post by FredS » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:29 pm

One summer, when I was perhaps 10 years old, I found that I could cut a cap from the rolls I'd buy for my pistol and put it between two bolts connected by a nut and make a small bomb. Toss it up in the air and it'd make a satisfying pop when it hit the ground. I found I could get a pretty good bang if I put a half dozen caps in there. There were die cast metal toys on the market that looked like little bombs with fins that functioned the same, but weren't suitable for my ultimate goal. When the 4th of July rolled 'round I unrolled a dozen firecrackers and emptied the powder in to my bomb and adjusted the bolts until I felt just the right pressure. I was using half inch diameter bolts and it worked exceptionally well. In fact it blew completely apart and one of the projectiles barely missed me. Unfortunately, I was in our basement (where the nuts and bolts were stored on dad's workbench) and some of the shrapnel went through the sheet metal duct coming out of the furnace. The old man didn't notice it for quite a while but I fessed up when he asked about it.

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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by Hovannes » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:50 pm

Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Cleon wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:23 am
Hovannes wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:16 pm
My BP was 188 over 80
:-? That's a weird ratio.
Have you seen a doctor about this?
Yup. It got me a new drug to add to my daily cocktail
I can relate.

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Post by Jocose » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:23 pm

FredS wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:29 pm
One summer, when I was perhaps 10 years old, I found that I could cut a cap from the rolls I'd buy for my pistol and put it between two bolts connected by a nut and make a small bomb. Toss it up in the air and it'd make a satisfying pop when it hit the ground. I found I could get a pretty good bang if I put a half dozen caps in there. There were die cast metal toys on the market that looked like little bombs with fins that functioned the same, but weren't suitable for my ultimate goal. When the 4th of July rolled 'round I unrolled a dozen firecrackers and emptied the powder in to my bomb and adjusted the bolts until I felt just the right pressure. I was using half inch diameter bolts and it worked exceptionally well. In fact it blew completely apart and one of the projectiles barely missed me. Unfortunately, I was in our basement (where the nuts and bolts were stored on dad's workbench) and some of the shrapnel went through the sheet metal duct coming out of the furnace. The old man didn't notice it for quite a while but I fessed up when he asked about it.

Fun times.

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I remember you telling this story years ago.
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Post by Bloodhound » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:34 pm

Jocose wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:23 pm
FredS wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:29 pm
One summer, when I was perhaps 10 years old, I found that I could cut a cap from the rolls I'd buy for my pistol and put it between two bolts connected by a nut and make a small bomb. Toss it up in the air and it'd make a satisfying pop when it hit the ground. I found I could get a pretty good bang if I put a half dozen caps in there. There were die cast metal toys on the market that looked like little bombs with fins that functioned the same, but weren't suitable for my ultimate goal. When the 4th of July rolled 'round I unrolled a dozen firecrackers and emptied the powder in to my bomb and adjusted the bolts until I felt just the right pressure. I was using half inch diameter bolts and it worked exceptionally well. In fact it blew completely apart and one of the projectiles barely missed me. Unfortunately, I was in our basement (where the nuts and bolts were stored on dad's workbench) and some of the shrapnel went through the sheet metal duct coming out of the furnace. The old man didn't notice it for quite a while but I fessed up when he asked about it.

Fun times.

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I remember you telling this story years ago.
I used to have a cap bomb. I would load it and drop it from the roof and scare family members and visitors...till my mom took it way. The couldn't keep me off the roof, so I found other ways to continue to scare family and visitors.
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Post by Jocose » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:39 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:34 pm
Jocose wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:23 pm
FredS wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:29 pm
One summer, when I was perhaps 10 years old, I found that I could cut a cap from the rolls I'd buy for my pistol and put it between two bolts connected by a nut and make a small bomb. Toss it up in the air and it'd make a satisfying pop when it hit the ground. I found I could get a pretty good bang if I put a half dozen caps in there. There were die cast metal toys on the market that looked like little bombs with fins that functioned the same, but weren't suitable for my ultimate goal. When the 4th of July rolled 'round I unrolled a dozen firecrackers and emptied the powder in to my bomb and adjusted the bolts until I felt just the right pressure. I was using half inch diameter bolts and it worked exceptionally well. In fact it blew completely apart and one of the projectiles barely missed me. Unfortunately, I was in our basement (where the nuts and bolts were stored on dad's workbench) and some of the shrapnel went through the sheet metal duct coming out of the furnace. The old man didn't notice it for quite a while but I fessed up when he asked about it.

Fun times.

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I remember you telling this story years ago.
I used to have a cap bomb. I would load it and drop it from the roof and scare family members and visitors...till my mom took it way. The couldn't keep me off the roof, so I found other ways to continue to scare family and visitors.
I used to have a metal one like that pictured. Then they went cheap and used a plastic body with the metal head that didnt work all that well.

I remember throwing firecrackers and Ladyfingers would scare people better.
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Post by durangopipe » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:39 pm

When I was a kid I took a bus into Manhattan, then the 8th Ave. subway to a surplus store down near Canal St. I bought the finned empty metal shell of a 4’ long dummy bomb used for bombing practice. Rode toward home with it on the subway. Walked through the Port Authority bus terminal struggling with it. Sat on the bus with it until I got about a block from home, got off the bus then walked down the street with it to our apartment.

It was almost as big as I was.

It was winter.

I put a loud, windup alarm clock inside it and stuck it at angle in a snowdrift near the sidewalk outside our window and watched as people walking by became concerned.

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Post by Jocose » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:52 pm

I got tired of the wife leaving the dryer door open with the light needlessly burning so I pulled the bulb out.
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Post by Bloodhound » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:57 pm

Jocose wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:52 pm
I got tired of the wife leaving the dryer door open with the light needlessly burning so I pulled the bulb out.
You married guys crack me up
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Post by FredS » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:38 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:39 pm
When I was a kid I took a bus into Manhattan, then the 8th Ave. subway to a surplus store down near Canal St. I bought the finned empty metal shell of a 4’ long dummy bomb used for bombing practice. Rode toward home with it on the subway. Walked through the Port Authority bus terminal struggling with it. Sat on the bus with it until I got about a block from home, got off the bus then walked down the street with it to our apartment.

It was almost as big as I was.

It was winter.

I put a loud, windup alarm clock inside it and stuck it at angle in a snowdrift near the sidewalk outside our window and watched as people walking by became concerned.

What do kids do for fun now?
Certainly nothing as violent and sadistic as planting fake bombs. That's the sort of thing that, left unchecked, creates psychopathic serial killers.

Now they play harmless video games where they earn points by killing people.
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Post by Thoth » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:29 am

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:39 pm
When I was a kid I took a bus into Manhattan, then the 8th Ave. subway to a surplus store down near Canal St. I bought the finned empty metal shell of a 4’ long dummy bomb used for bombing practice. Rode toward home with it on the subway. Walked through the Port Authority bus terminal struggling with it. Sat on the bus with it until I got about a block from home, got off the bus then walked down the street with it to our apartment.

It was almost as big as I was.

It was winter.

I put a loud, windup alarm clock inside it and stuck it at angle in a snowdrift near the sidewalk outside our window and watched as people walking by became concerned.

What do kids do for fun now?
I loved that store and was sad when it shut down. (you grow up in Jersey?)
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Post by durangopipe » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:56 am

Thoth wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:29 am
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:39 pm
When I was a kid I took a bus into Manhattan, then the 8th Ave. subway to a surplus store down near Canal St. I bought the finned empty metal shell of a 4’ long dummy bomb used for bombing practice. Rode toward home with it on the subway. Walked through the Port Authority bus terminal struggling with it. Sat on the bus with it until I got about a block from home, got off the bus then walked down the street with it to our apartment.

It was almost as big as I was.

It was winter.

I put a loud, windup alarm clock inside it and stuck it at angle in a snowdrift near the sidewalk outside our window and watched as people walking by became concerned.

What do kids do for fun now?
I loved that store and was sad when it shut down. (you grow up in Jersey?)
Yes.
Bloomfield.

You, Toth?
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Post by Thoth » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:15 am

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:56 am
Thoth wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:29 am
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:39 pm
When I was a kid I took a bus into Manhattan, then the 8th Ave. subway to a surplus store down near Canal St. I bought the finned empty metal shell of a 4’ long dummy bomb used for bombing practice. Rode toward home with it on the subway. Walked through the Port Authority bus terminal struggling with it. Sat on the bus with it until I got about a block from home, got off the bus then walked down the street with it to our apartment.

It was almost as big as I was.

It was winter.

I put a loud, windup alarm clock inside it and stuck it at angle in a snowdrift near the sidewalk outside our window and watched as people walking by became concerned.

What do kids do for fun now?
I loved that store and was sad when it shut down. (you grow up in Jersey?)
Yes.
Bloomfield.

You, Toth?
Born and raised in Jersey City and spent a large chunk of life there just moved to Lincoln Park (just south of Wayne)
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