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The Duffy Diaries #4: Cautionary Tales


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#26 68Caddy

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 09:47 PM

OK lets see some more scare tissue Please? :laugh2: Sad thing is that the cat does more scaring on my body then my slot car tools? :blink:
So lets get back to do's or dont's!


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Posted 15 January 2011 - 10:20 PM

Question: Hey Marty! What did you say when the knife hit your ankle?

Answer by Marty: Me? OWWW!



Gary,

You're close. I might have used a few more adjectives and adverbs! :shok:
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 05:34 AM

How have we NOT had a "Show Us Your Cats" thread?

I'll ask Brannian. He'll know.


The cats wish to remain undercover and we have only to OBEY
"TANSTAAFL" (There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.)
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 04:18 PM

Gary,

You're close. I might have used a few more adjectives and adverbs! :shok:

:laugh2: :laugh2:
I'll bet wife was not within hearing distance either ;)

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 05:05 PM

:laugh2: :laugh2:
I'll bet wife was not within hearing distance either ;)

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 12:51 PM

A Cautionary Tale of a different sort now, inspired by my telling of Industrial Theft in the '70s on another thread:

I was working at Anaheim Machine Works, a real alley shop in this great yawning converted cannery that we shared with Manny Lubleiner's scrap metal biz. One afternoon the bosses were gone & I was holding the fort when some suited cops came around with little photos of this beautiful curvy turbine ductwork piece, gone missing from one of the nearby aerospace R&D places. "No, I haven't seen it; stolen, huh?"
"Yeah, and it represents a tremendous investment and we want to get it back."
I looked at the pics admiringly--it was beautiful work. "It's a shame. --And what's someone gonna get for that, maybe forty pounds of stainless is all?"
"Yeah, a shame. Well, if you see anything..."

A little while after they left, the phone rang. "Mister Heinrich? --Mike Heinrich? We were wondering, how did you arrive at the weight of that duct?"
"Ohh, well, I estimate jobs all the time, I sort of looked at the camera angle and just figured out whaaaa--excuse me, I can't hear, there're a lot of sirens around here--"
That's when it occurred to me, I was being kept on the phone while the place got overrun.
I did a lot of talking that afternoon. Just because I didn't know when to resist making a comment out of cleverness.

Come to think of it, a quick glance around my posts here would indicate I haven't learned a thing since then.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:36 PM

Hi

Mike, so I wrote a bit to Av Week that their recent speculation on the Mig 21, decades ago, could not be correct that the performance was more in THIS range.

And ended up with the FBI wanting to know who I was working for!

Which is the really short version of my being "drafted".

Grin.

I was telling a story about how my wife would look at a hang nail and just sort of go off on the 800 ways it could kill you, the various appropriate therapies on solving the problems and so on and how that SCARED people. But then I realized that you and I and a few others in my circle do the same thing. We just don't even HEAR what we are babbling.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:41 PM

--Right. Rule #17, don't get Jerry Pournelle critiquing airport security while walking through the boarding lines.
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Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:58 PM

..."Ohh, well, I estimate jobs all the time, I sort of looked at the camera angle and just figured out whaaaa--excuse me, I can't hear, there're a lot of sirens around here--"
That's when it occurred to me, I was being kept on the phone while the place got overrun.
I did a lot of talking that afternoon. Just because I didn't know when to resist making a comment out of cleverness.

Come to think of it, a quick glance around my posts here would indicate I haven't learned a thing since then.

Duffy





:laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: So should I talk to you since you are on a list? Oh, wait, I'm on a list or two myself. :laugh2:
"TANSTAAFL" (There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.)
Robert Anson Heinlein

"Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude."
Alexis de Tocqueville

"In practice, socialism didn't work. But socialism could never have worked because it is based on false premises about human psychology and society, and gross ignorance of human economy."
David Horowitz

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 09:09 PM

Afterwards I sat there thinking about the best way of preventing that from happening. Let me say this about that . . . . I will no longer be lax whan that knife is in use. I had even thought of a thether around my neck, but knowing that things can break, I have chosen not to as that wound would be devastating!

Yes, we do learn by our experiences!


Tether it? Nah, put that puppy on a leash and it will just end up point down in the meaty part of your thigh or someplace worse. It's easier to stop the spurting red gore from your ankle and tourniquets work better lower down that at the groin. Get one of the xacto cutting board plastic sheets and use it to cover your lap. :shok: :laugh2:
"TANSTAAFL" (There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.)
Robert Anson Heinlein

"Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude."
Alexis de Tocqueville

"In practice, socialism didn't work. But socialism could never have worked because it is based on false premises about human psychology and society, and gross ignorance of human economy."
David Horowitz

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