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    In the current issue of the home town paper "The Okanogan Valley Gazzette", (North Central Washington) there's a story about a colorful fellow who held many jobs over the years from air mech to graphic artist, to traveling salesman, milkman, chef, logger.... typical of the depression years. You did what you could to eat.

    George Daly passed away at 96. Claimed his favorite job was working for the Washington Fish and Game department in the 1930s. He was on Lake Washington for the first fish plantings by air - they dropped the fish from aircraft in 5 gallon buckets. They "mostly survived".

    Reminds me of WKRP Cincinnati:
    "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly"

    Any other "DOA" ideas out there?

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    Originally posted by dp
    Any other "DOA" ideas out there?
    This one?? http://panthermotorcycle.com/Home.html

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    • #3
      I was thinking somebody would mention the BP BOP, but that's a good one!

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      • #4
        Devastated

        My suggestion to use poultry feathers to help mop up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ??
        Ken.

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        • #5
          The ejector seat on a helicopter...
          Precision takes time.

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          • #6
            1. co-axial indicator on a mill/drill.

            2. New coat of paint on John Stevenson's Bridgeport.
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            Thank you to our families of soldiers, many of whom have given so much more then the rest of us for the Freedom we enjoy.

            It is true, there is nothing free about freedom, don't be so quick to give it away.

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            • #7
              DOA-present: Scooter for a one-legged.
              DOA-idea of a bike-mechanic I know: When I use the tap on the other side of the nut, I do have to rotate it the other way round.


              Nick

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              • #8
                Free software for calculating bolt circles and similar: Click Here

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ringer
                  The ejector seat on a helicopter...
                  Actualy some helicopters HAVE ejection seats.
                  The trick is they mount the rotar blades to the rotar with explosive bolts.
                  Blow the bolts and the rotars fly out sideways to the helicopter. Hope your not flying next to it.
                  Play Brutal Nature, Black Moons free to play highly realistic voxel sandbox game.

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                  • #10
                    Here's an all time classic; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindenburg_disaster

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                    • #11
                      I recall that episode

                      Reminds me of WKRP Cincinnati:
                      "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly"
                      But, weren't they frozen turkeys?
                      Long Live Les Nessman
                      I bury my work

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                      • #12
                        Shag carpet.

                        X-ray fitted shoes.

                        Any sort of govrnment spending.

                        Drilling for oil under water.
                        Andy

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                        • #13
                          Supersonic blimp.

                          Thermonuclear hand grenade.
                          Regards, Marv

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                          Location: LA, CA, USA

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                          • #14
                            I can never understand why Hydrogen was used when Helium was the safer option?


                            Regards Ian.
                            You might not like what I say,but that doesn't mean I'm wrong.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Circlip
                              I can never understand why Hydrogen was used when Helium was the safer option?


                              Regards Ian.
                              Because we (the US) was refusing to sell helium to Nazi Germany.

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