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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hump Day “howdy” from damp -- but not flooded -- Larryville, GN!

It’s another day of Perpetual Election Season™, a never-ending cavalcade of asshats trying to convince us that their particular scheme for violating our natural rights -- and our Constitution -- is superior to that of their competitors’.

Um, yay?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

Good morning and glad to see that the Texas contingent has checked in. Some nasty weather you guys are having…I blame your liberal gun laws.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Sven! And “heh”.

As part of Cleveland PD’s shiny new consent decree with the DoJ, they’ve agreed to cease pistol-whipping citizens…hooray!

X_LA_Native
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6 years ago

The tale of Mr. X, the NG pumping station and lightning had a high pucker factor…criminy!

And he doesn’t tend to spook easily -- but he’s attained a different level of respect for lightning since last week. o_0
More rain and thunder this morning -- we picked up another 1 1/2″.
It is soggy out there.

Other than that, I got nuthin’. Coffee?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
Editor

Heya, TeX!

And cheers for teh kawfee.

…but he’s attained a different level of respect for lightning since last week.

Understandable; everyone from the VFD who showed-up has some major league cashews.

(A kite, spool of string and old-timey key would make a tasteless gag gift for them.)

X_LA_Native
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6 years ago

Understandable; everyone from the VFD who showed-up has some major league cashews.

Considering the itty-bitty dept. we have, and some people live between 15 and 20 miles out, damn near everybody showed.

According to Mr. X it was a Three Stooges/Ringling Bros. mashup with trucks running out of gas, brakes failing, gear left at the station…
But they got the job done.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  X_LA_Native

Funny how when necessary services aren’t provided by gummint, folks self-organize to provide them.

There’s a lesson there somewhere…

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

Happy Wednesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, TeX, Sven, and Fatwa!

Fatwa -- I’m sure you’re wrong about government services. We absolutely must have a group of people to plan our lives, plan our transportation systems, protect our homes, water, and food supply, und so weiter, usw., usw. It must be true, because the Left keeps telling us so.

Rabbit
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Rabbit
6 years ago

Greetings!
I had a frustration-o-rama yesterday.
Monday night BW noticed that our outside security light was off. It’s one of those dusk to dawn lights, no switches involved. I figured the bulb burned out. It was last replaced during the never ending paint job from a few years ago. (Hail had taken out the last one, so I bought a new one)
So I get the ladder & I’m unscrewing the bulb & it breaks! Luckily, the base was intact & I was able to get it all out. So I go to Lowe’s and buy a new bulb. I get home & find that my old bulb had a regular sized screw-in silver part, but the new one was twice the size of the light bulb hole. So I go back to Lowe’s & return it. They don’t have any of what I need. I go across the street to Home Depot and after much looking, they find the one that matches. (This time I was smart enough to bring the dead bulb with me). I go home & get back up on the ladder & replace the bulb. Then I wait for darkness. Of course, we are in the storm watch twilight zone by then. I can’t tell if the light should be on or not. Then when it finally gets dark- no security light. I guess the whole unit got fried somehow like before. We had a few power outages & brownouts during all this rain. This morning I went back to Home Depot and returned the new bulb. Looks like we won’t be getting a light anytime soon. That involves buying a bew one & finding someone to install it. We have a back porch light, so we aren’t completely without light.

Rabbit
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Rabbit
6 years ago

Today was actually sunny! So far… Storms will come back tonight.
I did a bunch of errands & then grilled some hamburgers . I’ll heat them up for supper. I almost never grill burgers, cause I’m just not good at it, but that was what I had thawed, so that was what I used. They look ok, and didn’t fall apart.

See ya later
(POO-f)

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

Hai, RaBbiT!
I’d be happy to come over and install a new security light for you. Wait, you live where?
I must think on this.

X_LA_Native
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6 years ago

Rabbit,

It’s probably the day/night sensor. Those suckers crap out pretty regularly.
You may be able to get the replacement sensor at Home Despot/Lowe’s.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Drive-by:

RabBeet --

Sorry you’ve had such a vexing day; OTOH, teh burgers didn’t fall apart on teh grill, which is always a goodness.

TeX --

We’ve had really good luck with a light / motion sensing fixture I installed at the front door shortly after I arrived in ’08. Wish I could remember the manufacturer; ‘taint visible anywhere on the exposed parts

Uses a 100w bulb; “idles” at around 40w and goes to full intensity for 0:30 (adjustable) when the motion sensor gets tripped. Aside from needing a new bulb every couple of years, its worked flawlessly.

(Of course, the above is tempting fate; it’ll probably crap-out in the next 72 hours.)

Mac --

Will definitely check-out Señor Estrada’s music this evening; thanks for teh info.

There was even a rap version.

Oy. (Protip: Searching YouTube for “bad rapper” yields horrors beyond imagining. Seriously…do not do this.)

BBL.

X_LA_Native
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6 years ago

(Of course, the above is tempting fate; it’ll probably crap-out in the next 72 hours.)

Good L0rd do I hear that one -- I’ve gotten VERY s00perstitious of late. I tried reversing the psychology on the power supply for the TV. It didn’t work.

X_LA_Native
Admin
6 years ago

Oh, and only my buddy Bob would end up in the “street view” of his address in Bing maps.
He’s waving.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago
Reply to  X_LA_Native

Heh!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  X_LA_Native

“Heh”dendum!

Didn’t even know there was a Bing maps / streetview.

(Given it’s M$, I’ll bet it runs like crap on Macs regardless of browser.)

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hah! Bing Maps Street View requires installing a Silverlight plugin.

*Squints eyes and lowers voice*

That’s not gonna happen.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

Yep. No MS Silverfish on my machines.