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when i do my job as a recently minted "old guy", which is to dispense dubious wisdom, i've been trying (very trying) to use my life as a cautionary tale. what is a cautionary tale, you ask? a lengthy series of "don't do this, don't do that", "see what happens if you...". plainly, i have failed. as usual.
Post by desertbikes on May 31, 2019 10:19:30 GMT -7
My grandpa once said, "Don't ever stick your finger in the lamp socket". Why he chose a lamp, instead of wall socket, I'll never know. He was imparting his brand of dubious wisdom. Now, I'm pretty damn sure had he never made that statement, it simply wouldn't have occurred to me to try this forbidden experiment. It stuck with me. You can guess the inevitable outcome. I think that's why, now that I'm old & "wise", I find it amusing to watch young people do stupid things, particularly if it leads to non-lethal bodily harm. Jerry Pournelle called it, "evolution in action". Besides, it's safer to stay out of it, whatever it may be.
Finished? When it's melted down for scrap I suppose.
Post by desertbikes on Jun 1, 2019 20:29:57 GMT -7
I liked the off-the-wall aspect of the show in the 80s & 90s. More like the days of Steve Allen, probably the only real talent to ever hold the post Never made a point to tune in. Usually just late night channel flipping, which was quick when there were only 3 networks & a few independents on local VHF & UHF. Never was a big dish or cable fan.
i have the antenna, no cable or dish. there are easily 20 channels, old movies, westerns, sci-fi, you name it. i watched it for a couple of weeks when we first moved here, haven't even turned it on in months.
I member you started on that on the other BBB place before you even started this forum tomcat & bruce was doing upgrades i think when u started buying parts.Did u just git bored with it maybe? Dont mean to pry but u brought it up
lurker: cows? we have cows? how now?
Jun 2, 2021 15:03:50 GMT -7
desertbikes: Just don't let the cows out.
Jun 2, 2021 7:06:14 GMT -7
lurker: oops, sometimes i forget to log out. seems kind of impolite. like leaving the door hanging open when going out.
Jun 1, 2021 13:15:24 GMT -7
lurker: "old" is a good thing mainly in the context of "not dead yet"
May 28, 2021 6:37:18 GMT -7
desertbikes: "sick" is good in today's lingo. Like "bad" was back in our century. Maybe "old" will be like that someday.
May 28, 2021 5:35:22 GMT -7
lurker: vet patched him together pretty good. he'll be ok. actually i just called a GTA video's viewers "sick". nothing but gratuitous violence. i guess i'm officially old.
May 26, 2021 9:22:00 GMT -7
desertbikes: That's a shame. Funny how we can watch videos of dozens of humans getting wasted in grotesque ways but when they pan in on that cute little puppy, we all think, "Not the puppy!!" Is he/she gonna be OK?
May 26, 2021 8:33:46 GMT -7
lurker: speaking of no more disctretionary spending, dog got hurt, expensive vet visit. cha-ching!
May 26, 2021 4:07:54 GMT -7
lurker: seems like i'm always making some cheesy thing.
May 25, 2021 8:36:58 GMT -7
desertbikes: And our hottest discussion topic is lurker's latest DIY project - building cheese!
May 25, 2021 8:13:49 GMT -7
desertbikes: The Catman is among the living!
May 25, 2021 8:10:28 GMT -7
lurker: it's really too soon to say, but it does seem to help my back.
May 23, 2021 17:47:17 GMT -7
lurker: i did some pre-shopping online and just resigned myself to no more discretionary spending for a while.
May 23, 2021 17:46:28 GMT -7
desertbikes: We're about to enter mattress hunting territory too. Not looking forward to it.
May 23, 2021 6:22:33 GMT -7
lurker: bought a new mattress today, OMG i could have bought a running, driveable used car for that price.
May 21, 2021 18:48:04 GMT -7
lurker: yes, it's been pleasant here too, but this a.m. i worked up a sweat while walking the dog. they're saying 94 on sunday. :eek:
May 19, 2021 10:16:57 GMT -7
desertbikes: My little side project has turned into a job which I intend to alleviate by next week. Missed some nice outdoor home maintenance weather here.
May 19, 2021 9:02:23 GMT -7
lurker: i called them back, was going to whisper vile epithets into their ears but their voicemail box wasn't configured. so i posted their number with warning on FB instead.
May 14, 2021 8:19:33 GMT -7
desertbikes: Press 1. Go ahead & do it. Ya know ya want to. Tell em everything they want to know. Just don't tell them about the ten million $$$$ that Nigerian princess was laundering thru you
May 14, 2021 5:47:30 GMT -7
desertbikes: Sorry, Tom. Didn't smoke? Bet you were a chewer tho. It's a KY state law that we all must be missing a front tooth by 40 & use at least one type of tobacco product.
May 13, 2021 7:52:47 GMT -7