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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Boneyard51, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Chiss
    Joined: May 12, 2017
    Posts: 223

    from S.C.

    Never swallow anything bigger than your Arsehole............
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  2. 1oldtimer
    Joined: Aug 21, 2003
    Posts: 7,676


    We started to say in high school and still use now:
    " Quarter ass.....when half assed is too good"
    Torque specs "Turn it 'till it strips and then back off one turn"
    "It's not just good, but good enough"

    I don't know why we started saying this but it STUCK, even my girlfriend and mom use it now......

    ***Fake drum roll***
    "Shit a Miata" as in Mazda Miata :confused:.... like "when that customer gets back and sees their car......they're going to shit a Miata"
  3. Doc.
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 3,543


    Three quotes that have guided me most of my adult life.
    1) If your gonna be a bear, be a grisly.
    2)Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug.
    3) Do today what others won't, so you can do tomorrow what others can't.
  4. Barrelnose pickup
    Joined: Aug 20, 2008
    Posts: 1,194

    Barrelnose pickup

    “If you’ve never made a mistake,you’ve have never made anything.”

    “Shit doesn’t happen,someone always causes it “
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2020
  5. Ned Ludd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 4,123

    Ned Ludd

    C.S. Lewis: "... all but the best of men would rather be called wicked than vulgar."
    A.W.N. Pugin: "Decorate construction; never construct decoration."
  6. “There is no such thing as an original sin”

    ~Elvis Costello
  7. kasselyn29
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 212


    a new broom sweeps clean but an old one knows the corners
  8. don't buy tomatoes out of season
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  9. turdmagnet
    Joined: May 19, 2008
    Posts: 382


    From my mom anytime us kids tried pulling a fast one on her - "you're gonna shit and fall back in it!"
    One from my grandfather that I've followed all my life - "you'll never get rich paying someone else to do your work for you". Learned a lot following this and saved a lot of coin as well.

    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  10. SR100
    Joined: Nov 26, 2013
    Posts: 851


    "If you don't have time to do it right, where will you find the time to do it over?" 'Red' Owen, a master builder and friend of the family.
  11. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 6,964


    There should have been an 11th Commandment.
    "Mind your own business".
  12. "I'd bet if it had a lil fuzz around it you could find it"

    Sent from my SM-J727T1 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  13. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,697

    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

    "More lives have been lost in battle by indecision than bad decisions"
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  14. "Close enough for jazz."
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  15. onetrickpony
    Joined: Sep 21, 2010
    Posts: 450

    from Texas

    My dad's favorite: "Fix what you know is broken!"

    It goes with the old saying about simplifying a problem: "If you don't know how to do something, do what you know how to do and then look at the problem again."
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  16. I was partners in a body shop with a man that I was very close to in the '80s until his demise in the early '90s. His go to phrase was, "There aint nuthin left but just a finishin up."

    I used to spend about 6 weeks a year with him in the states when I was in Mexico working and resting my brain. One year I came north in a mud truck that was on its last legs. Our shop was in the country on an old farm, and when I got there he handed me a "PAYDAY" bar and said "come with me." in once place there was an engine and transmission, in another place there were a couple of drives and a chassis and in the third pile was a pickup body. He reached down and picked up a steering column and handed it to me and said, "Well there aint nothing but just a finishin up."

    I could probably drop quite a few quotes but that one usually does it for me. ;)
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
    Posts: 40

    from Roseau, MN

    Be the guy who gives a fuck, there are already to many who don't.
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  18. "There ain't no Coupe deVille hiding in the bottom of the Cracker Jack box".........Meatloaf.
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  19. Mark Twain is getting a lot of good press here, but let's not forget Will Rogers.........

    "This would be a great world to dance in if we didn't have to pay the fiddler."
    "An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
    "Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for."
    "The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has."
    "With Congress — every time they make a joke it's a law. And every time they make a law it's a joke."
    "When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad ones you did do ---
    --- well, that's (your) Memoirs."
    "Never miss a good chance to shut up."
  20. "Rules are for the obedience of fools and interpretations of smart men."
    -Colin Chapman

    "Any car which holds together for a whole race is too heavy."
    -Colin Chapman

    "You won't catch me driving a race car that I have built."
    -Colin Chapman

    "From success, you learn absolutely nothing. From failure and setbacks conclusions can be drawn. That goes for your private life as well as your career and racing."
    -Niki Lauda
  21. You learn a lot more with your mouth closed than you do with it open.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2018
  22. bobw
    Joined: Mar 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,368


    The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

    Good intentions count for nothing.
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  23. If I had known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself.

    I have been through some terrible things in my life some of which actually happened.

    (The later reminds me of testimony time)
  24. zzford
    Joined: May 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,823


    "I yam what I yam, and that's all that I yam." Popeye
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  25. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,798

    A Boner

    There are more horses asses than there are horses.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2018
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  26. When I was a kid I could remember anything whether it was true or not. [Twain]
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  27. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,179


    If I spend more time watching where I'm going instead of looking at where I've been, I might get somewhere.
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  28. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,179


    No is not an answer. It's an obstacle to overcome
  29. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,179


    My own philosophy when working on a big problem and don't know exactly how to fix it.
    "Fix what you know is broken or wrong and the real problem will often resolve itself or reveal itself. "
  30. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,179


    Don't find fault, find a remedy.
    ~Henry Ford

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