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    At about 2:00 am on a sleepless night after several alcoholic beverages, I saw one of those late night TV ads that are supposed to help the starving and disaster stricken animals around the world. "Many loving and helpful people have made time in their day for these creatures, why cant you?" the TV asked. "Wuy kan't me?" I answered in my well exercised language of Toomuchbeer.

    For $10,000 on your creditcard, they will send the creature to you so that you may help it recover or just adjust to its new life after the accident and away from harm. And in turn, you will not have to burden yourself with all of that money you keep worrying about. What a deal.

    I had forgotten about that night, much like I always do when I have spoken lots of the language Toomuchbeer. But today, true to their word, my poor suffering animal arrived to his new home and my wallet became much lighter to carry. Who knew the effects of Chernobyl's radiation could be so strange?
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    Sorry, the bunny post made me do it.

    [This message has been edited by rockrat (edited 04-26-2005).]
    Civil engineers build targets, Mechanical engineers build weapons.

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    Does it provide a night light effect too?
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    • #3
      Must be one small cat somewhere under all that fur, look at that tiny face!

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      • #4
        I showed that picture to my cat.. I told him he's going to look like that if he keeps eating the way he does...


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          • #6
            Bloody hell Rockrat 10K ...????

            I bought a turret head for my lathe off Ebay from back of beyond and collected it one dark night.

            Got there and this guy had the turret in his worshop away from the house. He asked did we want a cat? Ours had recently died so we came away with a, as new, Enco turret head and a cat for the same price of آ£50 UKP.

            Got home and stripped the turret head up to clean and free it off.
            Didn't bother with the cat as from experiance I've found it's hard to get them to work again after having them to bits so left it alone.

            Turned out to be a nice animal, more like a dog.

            John S.
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            Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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            • #7
              I bought the dog!

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                Who'd a thunk it? A hydrocephalic cat!
                Gary Larson would be proud.

                The curse of having precise measuring tools is being able to actually see how imperfect everything is.

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                • #9
                  Wirecutter, Your words are way too big for around here. I had to look that one up. Now I have to look up one of them there hydrocephalics too.

                  By the way, didnt we all loose ol Gary Larson? Or did he just stop the funny pictures? My favorite has to be the one where you see a scene from Hell and two guys getting cofee are talking when one says to the other, "Oh man the coffee's cold! They thought of everything!" Big grins.
                  Civil engineers build targets, Mechanical engineers build weapons.

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                  • #10
                    Larson retired a few years ago.

                    That should be "microcephalic".
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                      <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Evan:
                      Larson retired a few years ago.

                      That should be "microcephalic".
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                      Yeah, you're probably right. The reason I thought of it was a Larson cartoon. (I think he just "called in rich" and retired.) And I had to look it up, too, just to spell it right.

                      The cartoon? A kid, with his back to a tree, a bow loaded with an arrow and pulled way back. The kid's head is about 3 times the size of his body, and he's got an apple on his head. The caption says something like "Few people have heard of William Tell's unfortunate older son". The kid's saying, "Shoot the apple, Dad! Go ahead! Shoot the apple!"

                      I read that Gary Larson actually got hate mail for making fun of hydrocephalics. Apparently, it's a birth defect that causes the head to be really large, and usually comes with severe retardation. (Or "Special Needs", to be PC about it.)

                      Anyway, I miss Larson. He seemed to be really good at capturing the moment either right before or right after the big action.

                      -M


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                      [This message has been edited by Wirecutter (edited 04-27-2005).]
                      The curse of having precise measuring tools is being able to actually see how imperfect everything is.

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                      • #12
                        The Farside has been the only comic that has ever actually made me laugh, I miss his work, his sick sense of humor is compatible with mine.

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                        • #13
                          I still use the Larson "two ways to stop a runaway stage" cartoon as a two-part overhead for apprentices. The first part [guy jumps down onto the reach, goes to the front, gets the reins, goes back to the stage and yells whow!] as the shop manual way of doing stuff. The second part [guy is sitting on the stage, smoking Colt and six dead horses all piled up] as the flat rate method.

                          Usually gets a good laff, especially from the fourth year guys...

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                          • #14
                            Interesting link about Chernobyl...
                            http://www.kiddofspeed.com/

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                            You never learn anything by doing it right.

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                            • #15
                              HAY&lt; I been trying to figure out why none of my hats fit since working at a nuclear plant.

                              NOW I know.

                              David

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