21 Comments
Oldest
Newest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
Editor

Monday…bah!

Well, not a totally horrible Monday morning; I was able to get here. Yay!

Apparently even Israeli flags are imbued with spooky, eeeevul Joooo powers, as witness this Quds Day attempt to burn one in Iran:

Got lots to do; BBL (assuming the intertubes permit that).

Sven 2-0
Editor
Sven 2-0
1 month ago

And no lasers from space involved.

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
Editor
dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
1 month ago
Reply to  Just Mac

I saw a li’l flash there. It could have been a joooooish space laser, I guess.

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
Editor
dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
1 month ago

Funny. RIP laughing meme guy by the way. I heard he passed recently.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
Editor
Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
1 month ago

Toad-ay is Monday? Well, let’s hop to it, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa!

I guess they don’t teach ‘stop, drop, and roll’ in Iran.

Sven 2-0
Editor
Sven 2-0
1 month ago

Good morning, GN -- happy Monday, Fatwa and Paddy. Back to work -- not much else going on.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
Editor

Hai, Paddy and Sven!

And no lasers from space involved.

Heh!

Speaking of same, I find it vexing that Marjorie Taylor Greene has become a new GOP darling in some circles because “she fights”. Gaaaaaaah!

I guess they don’t teach ‘stop, drop, and roll’ in Iran.

Heh, redux. Flag Boy’s new nickname ought to be “Burnie”. 👿

Gonna go have another vehicle inspected at PMK’s shop today. (Don’t know if I mentioned that I opted not to have the one I took there last Friday inspected because reasons. Glad the place I picked it up from was so close to teh garage.)

I hate the car shopping process…but am very grateful to have a trusted place to take ’em.

BBL.

sweet carol line.png
Sven 2-0
Editor
Sven 2-0
1 month ago

After losing a House seat, the story of California’s declining population and mass exodus has been making the rounds. I mentioned a month or so ago that teh bestest place ever had decided to fully embrace the remote workforce as their new norm. Since then, I’ve heard that four executives are packing up and leaving CA: two vice presidents and two directors. One to Idaho; one to Arizona; one to Texas; and one to Florida. And those are just the ones I’ve heard about.

Notice anything about the destinations?

These aren’t just grunts -- at a guess, these are people all making mid-six figure salaries.

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
Editor
dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
1 month ago

Checking in. Just saying hi.

Today I got a lesson on the Forklift at work. And, while I understand the mechanics and methods of forklift operation, I have never been behind the wheel of one until today.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
Editor
Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
1 month ago
Reply to  Just Mac

Hi dv8 (and Harper!)!

I first operated a forklift when I was in high school. I’d work summers at a company that a friend’s dad owned. At first it was just lifting pallets of stuff of the floor and moving them somewhere else. Later it was moving pallets of goods to be shipped from the shipping area out to the shipping company’s truck. Oh, the shipping area was upstairs, where the assembly operations were. As a young kid, that was kind of scary, trying to line up the forks with the pallet ten feet above your head, raising it up, then backing away slowly, while turning to miss the back wall of the building. About the time you completed the turn, you were almost too late to lower the pallet before crashing into the overhead door hardware. No, I never hit it, but I watched lots of other people knock the door off it’s track -- then have to tell the boss what they’d done did.

Later, I operated one of those stand-up, warehouse style forklifts where the forks could extend. Did. Not. Like. The steering wheel was shaped like a capital “D” with a knob on it and it seemed like you could make at least three full revolutions in either direction. I never could tell which way the wheels were pointing until I got moving.

Training? “You’ve seen other guys do this? Do the same.”

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
Editor
Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
1 month ago
Reply to  Just Mac

That’s the way to do it, Mac.

I remember the first time I unloaded a skid from a truck and ended up putting a pallet on the warehouse floor. Or the time the dolly magically turned into a hand truck.

I also remember the time the UPS driver was transferring boxes from the pallet to his truck. After picking up several boxes that were about twice the size of a case of copy paper -- but weighed maybe two pounds -- he grabbed a small box. It was probably about 7 inches on a side. His body turned to throw it in the truck, but his hands came away empty. The box was filled with lead shot and weighed 50 lbs. Yeah, we had a good laugh about that one.

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
Editor
dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
1 month ago
Reply to  Just Mac

Very interesting. I’m mostly operating it while noone is there. And for most everything, I use a pallet jack. But We have a new printer (as we stopped printing our own paper shortly before I started working there) and their drivers are NOT allowed to use OUR forklift, the last guy (from Flagstaff) used the forklift when it was necessary.

Now our papers are coming from deer valley. (kinda north Phoenix) they have different rules. They will probably be using a van of some kind and the papers will be on a palette most of the time. So I may have to unload it using the forklift, I guess. I guess, I’ll find out tonight.

Sven 2-0
Editor
Sven 2-0
1 month ago

If I recall, Jerry had a funny story about driving a forklift in some faraway land.