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Fatwa Arbuckle: Enema of the State
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Happy Caturday from Larryville where it’s currently a toasty 38ºF, GN!

Waffles also make a swell iguana costume for cats.

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

I feel for that cat’s owner…payback in 3 2 1.

Hi Fatwa.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Enema of the State
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Hey, Sven!

How are things at teh Mountain Redoubt this morning?

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

Cold outside, close to where you are at. Beyond that, getting ready for a day of Christmas shopping and decorating and other related holiday hoopla. Joy, joy, joy.

How are you and the lovely Ms. Brenda?

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

Good morning, Mac.

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

Couldnt see the video at first, Mac, but wow: that is really cool! What an artist.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Enema of the State
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Mornin’, Mac (and Elena)!

BetterHalfK and I are mostly doing okay, t’anks, Sven.

As you may recall, I don’t much care for the “holiday season”, so I’m glad we’ve got less than two weeks to go before it’s over for another (almost) eleven months.

Still pretty pissed about the hurried Spend & Spy vote in Congress so that those shitheels could leave for their farking Christmas vacations on-time.

Mac --

Cool “Svens-appropriate” video…needs moar peacock. 😉

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Fatwa Arbuckle: Enema of the State
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I’ve seen sculptors do amazingly delicate work with chainsaws…I find that very counter-intuitive. 😉

Fatwa Arbuckle: Enema of the State
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Teh “Surprise!!!” video certainly demonstrates just how fast an attack can occur anywhere; ditto how an aware -- and prepared -- potential victim can turn things around.

Also the upside of having security cameras.

Had look-up “flycutter bit” to really appreciate your 11:43 comment. AFAIC, that kind of work qualifies as “applied magic”. Criminy!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Enema of the State
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Yes…Mac said that he loved machining. Which is likely a significant part of why he’s good at it.

Had to go run an errand; hence teh delayed response.

I know a fair amount about woodworking, as Dad enjoyed it and was pretty proficient. But machining -- and metal working -- is something I find fascinating because IT’S FREAKING METAL!! 😉

And even more so than with wood, it was such a long road to simply acquiring it, learning how to do the most basic things with it, building equipment able to properly heat it, metallurgy, machining, etc., etc., etc.

Years ago, I was a fairly regular viewer of “American Chopper” for just that reason. (I did not find the cast very appealing, but watching the design and fabrication process was.)

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Sven, and Mac!

Love the sculpting vids (although the ice sculptor failure was predictable once the guy started removing the support piece).

I woke up a little after 1:00 a.m. to the sounds of someone yelling for help on the street down below us. It was very consistent, about 20 yells per minute. I called 911 and waited for the response, meanwhile, the yelling continued at the same rate and intensity. Two units arrived, I heard a deputy tell the guy to get down, a supervisor arrived, a few minutes later the yelling stopped. Paramedics and an ambulance arrived -- the yelling started up again, then they got him calmed down. I don’t know what the guy was on, but it was definitely not a good trip. The arrest record lists a male, age 43, occupation: contractor.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Enema of the State
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Hey, Paddy!

That doesn’t sound like a very restful night; damned contractors!!1!

I am reminded of a saying from my youth: “Reality is for people who can’t handle drugs.” 😉

Mac --

Re substituting stainless for mild steel: Given that you obviously perceived a benefit to your business in offering stainless over mild steel at the same price, why would customers request the latter at all?

Which may be a dumbass question, but I know effectively zilch re machining, so I’m asking it.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Enema of the State
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Much obliged, Mac; made sense the way you explained it.

The older I get, the more I realize that I know so very little that’s of practical use in a “shit hits the fan” situation. Guess I’d better hope that technological civilization holds together until I take my dirt nap. (Although I suppose I could be useful as fertilizer. Or bait.)