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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Errands

Gone to anchorage to drop off some work.

Stop it, stop that whining and wailing right now. You'll be OK until I get back. You will.

In the mean time, have a laugh at the stupidity of others. Go on, do it. It'll make you feel better.

6 comments:

  1. That didn't make me feel better.

    That made me think of traction and funerals.

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  2. I watched all 15 videos. Funny, funny shit man. I have seen / done some of that, too, but not the more seriously retarded stuff.

    One of my more....interesting childhood projects (I was ~10) involved a model rocket (with trimmed fins, a single, first-stage rocket engine and no second stage, and black powder where the parachute should have been), a Christmas wrapping paper tube, some electrical tape, a couple of crudely-fashioned wooden handles, a spst button switch, a 9V battery...

    Well, you get the picture. I learned a lot about disposable anti-personnel rocket design from that adventure.

    And I also learned a lot about the flash point of duct tape and polyester shirts. I mean, even at 10 I realized that the backflash was going to be a problem, I just underestimated how much of a problem. I guess I should have used muffler tape...

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  3. See, John, even then you were destined to be a scientist...

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  4. Jim, I always maintain that in the larval stages, it is hard for a parent to distinguish a future chemist from a future pyromaniac.

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  5. Sometimes it's pretty hard to distinguish between the two as adults :)

    I used to work at the Naval Research Labs, and there were days where the smoke coming from certain labs was a little thick. and sometimes it was strangely colored...

    Best overhead line in the hall outside a lab? "Don't worry, Sam, they should grow back, just comb everything forward for a while..."

    I assumed the comment referenced eyebrows, but then again...

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