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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Don’t-forget-to-spray-your-pet greetin’s, Wheelizens!

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May Rashida Tlaib and the rest of The Squad go to Hell, along with their supporters -- especially the ones in Congress.

(And may American Joooos stop being such craven pussies when it comes to defending themselves. Be the Bear Jew, you recreant weaklings.)

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BBL.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
3 years ago

Hppy Satrudatm GN -- goo dmorning, Fatwa.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
3 years ago

Hmmm. Obviously my typing has gotten worse with age…

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
3 years ago

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

I think I’d prefer a long eye-relief scope on that squirt bottle.

Had an interesting day yesterday. Thursday afternoon the power went out to our fountain. After checking the other items on that circuit, it appeared the entire circuit was dead. The breaker hadn’t tripped, so I pulled the cover off the electrical panel and found there was indeed 110V coming out of the breaker. That means a problem somewhere between the panel and the first item on that circuit -- whatever that happened to be. I emailed the electrician who handled the work for our kitchen and bath remodels to see if he would be interested. Friday morning, with no response from the electrician, I started checking things out further. One of the items that wasn’t working was the lights in the master bathroom. There’s a four-gang box with the switch for the lights, a switch for the fan, a switch for the light in the fan, and a GFI receptacle. I pulled the cover and removed the light switch and found that pigtail from the switch to the hot wire bundle had come out. The wire had also come out of the switch, as well (he used the spring clips on the back, instead of the screw clamps on the side. When I pulled out all of the switches, etc. I found another hot wire that had been cut and was only being held together by a bit of insulation. I rewired all of the switches so the wires were clamped properly and reduced the number of wires he had crammed into a single wire nut to a more reasonable number. Everything works fine now and I still haven’t heard back from the electrician.

In the afternoon, Teh Older saw a small bird floating in our fountain. It was alive, but couldn’t get out. we put it in a box with some food so it could warm up and dry out. After a couple of hours it was hopping around fine, but when we tried to let it go, it just fluttered to the ground and hopped around. We put it back in the box and found a local wildlife rescue organization that would take care of the bird. After delivering the bird to a volunteer’s house, they let me know that the bird seemed uninjured, but dazed. They would give it a round of antibiotics, since it was in the water and may develop a respiratory tract infection and it should be fine after a week.

Teh Older also got a paid internship he had applied for that is in his field of interest and is located next door to the school where he’s finishing up his Master’s. He starts on the 26th of this month.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
3 years ago

Good for teh Older, Paddy --

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hi, Sevn [sic] and Paddy!

…he used the spring clips on the back, instead of the screw clamps on the side.

*Rolls eyes*

Probably just as well you fixed it yourself, given what you found, Paddy. Criminy.

Congrats to Teh Older re the paid internship; hope the birdie recovers.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
3 years ago

Watching some the antifa assholes up in Portland -- how being surrounded by a mob of masked men hurling shit at you is not grounds for lawful self-defense with a pistol is beyond me.

The most amazing thing to me with these protests is the number of people recording everything with their phones. Your situational awareness must suck.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
3 years ago

The only time I’ve thought of recording a situation with my phone is some time after the fact. At the moment I’m too busy processing all of the incoming data and planning actions. When my kids were younger, I was tasked with video taping significant events. It always made me feel like an outsider, looking in through the lens of a camera.