Teh Squeaky Wheel
"I see another “bombshell” “game-changer” “pivotal moment” “changes everything” “Trump is done” moment has occurred courtesy of John Bolton. Odd, the timing of this, but there you go."
Caturday salutations, Wheelizens!
Another fine thread image -- not to mention teh Harper reference -- Mac.
LambiePieK and I get to see Dianna (who’s passing through Larryville), Kate and PMK later today; teh YAY!!1!
And to make a good thing moar better, slow-smoked pork will be consumed…NOM!
Hope Il Douchey’s local appearance does not interfere with your day in any fashion. (But do hope for some protesters who bruise his delicate fee-fees.)
Happy Saturday and a very astute thread pic to begin the day with.
Very cool, Fatwa! Have lots and lots of fun!
Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!
Love the thread pic and Harper reference. Well done, Mac!
Fatwa -- give my fondest regards to Dianna, Kate, and PMK. Those are some good people.
I’ll be sticking around home (I think) today, so Duh One’s appearance shouldn’t impact me.
I’ve been steadily moving over 3 cubic yards of gravel to the backyard these past few late afternoons. Today I’ll attempt to smooth and level it in preparation for moving the fountain into place.
Can’t wait to see the pictures.
My takeaway from Obama’s election rally speech? 108 utterances of the word “uh”. You would have thought he’d take care of that tic during his downtime.
95°F -- too hot to be working with gravel.
108 utterances of the word “uh”
Always lead with your strength.
I know, Paddy. It was really nice earlier in the week, and today it’s back to the furnace. Do not like.
Hai, Sven and Paddy --
Had a lovely time today but am nackered as we met at Ronald Reagan Park about 11:00 and hung there for several hours there in a covered pavillion and it was in the upper 80s.
Saw your comment too late to pass your regards on today, but will do so tomorrow as we’re going to meet up at a TexMex place for an early dinner (as Dianna has to hit the road to her final destination early Monday morning).
They are all rather good gerbils.
3 cubic yards of gravel’s a lot of schlepping; glad you’re doing it in stages.
108 utterances of the word “uh”.
James Brown could make that work; Obama can’t. 👿
TexMex in Georgia? Sounds a lot like cultural appropriation to me.
Muy delicioso fusion cuisine cultural appropriation.
Kind of an interesting little piece of video. This is on my normal route to work -- I saw the aftermath of this guy’s truck and camper crushed all to hell, but couldn’t figure out how it ended up where it did. This video explains it.
At the 1:21 mark, you can see the truck/camper get smooshed. Luckily, no one was seriously injured.
“08/06/2018 a dump truck was taking Box Canyon shortcut to the illegal dump at Woolsey Canyon (Fishback). He was riding his brakes instead of using his engine brake to avoid making noise and attracting the highway Patrol’s attention.
The brakes failed. the driver of the truck took it out of gear, and couldn’t get it back into gear. He tried to roll the truck on an embankment and then went across the driveway at 23805 Box Canyon Road. The Kenworth super 10 then hit the homeowners trash cans, a guard rail head on, broke water pipes, street light, sheared off a mature tree, totaled a Dodge pickup with a cabover camper when he pushed it down a 20 foot embankment into the neighbors yard. The truck finally stopped after he hit a telephone pole.”
Wow! It’s lucky no one got killed!
Cri. Min. Ee.
Rather amazing luck there were no fatalities or serious injuries.
When I worked for Benchmark Distributors we drove refrigerator bobtails, 28″ and 36″. They had turbocharged Diesels with five speed transmissions and two speed axles. Training new drivers on mountain roads could be hairy. When trying to downshift as you went down hill you often had to downshift the transmission at the same time you up shifted the axle. Most drivers knew to rev the engine as you downshift the transmission but if you rev too much or take too much time the transmission would stick out of gear leaving you in neutral. You need to let the RPMs drop until the axle clunks into gear but they kept reving it up and making it impossible to engage. A truck really picks up speed FAST when coasting down hill. A terrible feeling. I always explained this ahead of time but still often had to yell at them to let it drop to idol. That clunk and surge backward sure felt good. I remembered that too well as I watched the video.