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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wicarnut, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. G-son
    Joined: Dec 19, 2012
    Posts: 748

    G-son
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    from Sweden

    Spent quite a bit of time today looking for an "old" analogue multimeter I have, as new still in the box, to make a demonstration of how different meters give you different readings while measuring the same thing. Found the rest of the things I bought along with it, but not that. It's a rather big box, I should see it!
     
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  2. I'd like to continue reading postings but I have to go pee.
     
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  3. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,420

    manyolcars

  4. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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    Im 42 and already experiencing the onset of CSS, cant see shit. Only had a few occasions of CRS, cant remember shit....so far.
    I asked my father how long I have, he says til what, til my balls hit the cold water when I sit on the can, he just shook his head and laughed.
    If I can get a little forewarning on this stuff it'll really help me out guys.
     
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  5. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
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    The chip brushes for fiberglass are good too....I buy them by the box
     
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  6. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
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    What?
     
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  7. upspirate
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    I used to have CRS, now I think it's advanced to Craft....can't remember a fucking thing!!!
     
  8. The only good thing to walk out of Harbor Freight with is the cash register.
     
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  9. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    manyolcars

    I found out that the inch marks fade away quickly on the Horrible Freight tapes. Now I buy Made in USA ---for a dollar at estate sales
     
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  10. Moselli
    Joined: Feb 16, 2009
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    Lawn mower needed a new spark plug...
    Went to Lowes...

    Walked through the tool section; they had a sale on ball pein hammers....
    Bought a ball pein hammer....
    Drove home.....
    I have five ball pein hammers.....
     
  11. G-son
    Joined: Dec 19, 2012
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    G-son
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    from Sweden

    Get metric tapes. The inch marks never wear off those. :D
     
  12. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
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    Engine man
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    from Wisconsin

    That's what the raised toilet seats are for.
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. oldsfrench
    Joined: Jan 26, 2018
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    from France

    i'm 50 years old , i don't have senior moments ;
    but my "drunk moments" are close.......
     
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  14. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
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    Engine man
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    from Wisconsin

    For work, I bought metric or tapes marked in tenths of feet instead of inches. They were always easy to find. I could hear the guy who "borrowed" it swearing.
     
  15. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
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    from Michigan

    Hahahahaha...really funny stuff.
    My wife used to laugh that I'd sometimes "hang a left" for no good apparent reason. Whether figuratively, such as in conversation...or literally...such as when we'd go for a drive in the country in one of our old cars. We'd be cruising along just fine and once in a while I'd suddenly turn left onto another gravel road.
    Sandy: "Why did you turn left?"
    Me: "I don't know."
    And we'd laugh. :D
     
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  16. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
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    I read Item #2 somewhere and thought it fit this thread. LOL, we all know #1 CRS Can't remember Shit, #2 CRAFT, Can't remember a F**king thing. I guess past stage 2 it will not matter anymore. My only senior moment of late that I remember is, Reaching in to adjust idle carb screws on Edelbrock carb, my metal watch band touches hot lead on alternator, thinking wide enough to ground to case, ZAP ! quite the burn and that's why I remember it, still healing up. Anyone, any new senior moments to share ?. I enjoy reading others stories, Getting old is a trip, I'm always glad to read that I not alone doing stupid shit.
     
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  17. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
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    jnaki

    Hello,

    It is not a question of can’t remember sh!#&… it is just forgetfulness or not paying attention. We have owned several stainless steel barbeque cookers for over 20 years. The old one just gave up, so a new one (exact model and size with new tech) was being used. Upon finishing the cooking, I shut off everything and started moving it around to its rightful place. Something I have done for 20+ years. But, as I leaned down to check on of the wheels, my right arm hit the lid and now I am the proud owner of another 4 inch burn on my forearm.

    I was just getting over a 59 year old burn scar on my bicep from our 1940 Willys Coupe repair at Lions Dragstrip. That burn was the size of a 2 inch exhaust pipe and peeled off a layer or two of skin. Over the years, I had to give out the explanation of that 2 inch oval burn scar on my bicep. Now, I have a new ½ inch by 4 inch scar on my lower forearm on the same side.

    So, I did not forget, I just was a little careless. Now, when I am taking care and treating the new 3rd degree burn, I can still see the remnants of the 2 inch Willys Coupe header burn on the same arm’s bicep. Then a 59 year old pain comes shooting right back through the brain.

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/those-goddamned-30-minute-jobs-that-arent.1152546/page-3#post-13158950

    Jnaki

    Obviously, I am not treating the new 3rd degree burn with STP, like I did as a young teen at Lions Dragstrip. But, the pain from the raw skin below was the same from 59 years ago. So, I keep telling myself, that stainless steel surface is hot all over. And, that I should gingerly handle the barbeque device, as I move it back into its place, when I am finished. I guess, the "cool to the touch" handle was the brain jolt that told me everything is cool. But, the lid and side portions were obviously still blistering hot.


     
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  18. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    And this just adds credibility to my theory that there are no such things as accidents. They are all caused by pre-meditated carelessness. Had I not been standing on the short round log when I attempted to shoot the rabbit, I would not have the marks on my left forearm where the bullet went through.:oops:
     
  19. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
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    Bump again, my latest senior moment, we had friends over to play cards on the deck, in/out of patio door, wife closed patio door and I walked into it carrying stuff, lucky did not break glass but a pretty good lump on my forehead. when I asked why would you close door as we were taking stuff out, her reply, figured you'd see it was closed. my reply, why would I see it, it's never been that clean ever, pretty quiet for a while, later everyone had a good laugh at my bump and the story. I have not bumped this thread since September, for me many moments I'm sure, just don't remember them, still have a mild headache from this adventure. Everyone have a Great Day ! without any Senior Moments.
     
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  20. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
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    But did you get the spark plug?
     
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  21. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,819

    LAROKE
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    I feel your pain. I've knocked a slider off its track with my face more than once myself.
     
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