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A Pen Pal I don?t know? Have you ever seen the movie "84 Charing Cross Road" with Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins (1986)?  The story is about a woman in New York (Anne Bancroft) who likes English writers (this is in 1951). She's has a hard time finding the books she wants in New York but discovers a Book store in London that has everything. She writes the book store asking about some books and they have all of them for very cheap $2 - $3 each. The guy at... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, October 31, 2020

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Do you smell something? I did two stupid things last week: I was filling up some gas cans for the trams and I looked up. When I did, I pulled the nozzle out of the can and sprayed gas all over the side of my truck, my shoes, the gas cans, my hands. Everywhere. It wasn't a lot of gas, maybe a cup or two, but it got on everything. So now everything smells like gas, mostly me! I washed my hands about 20 times, sprayed my shoes with air freshener, cologne, mouthwash, bug... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, October 24, 2020

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Bubble Gum Popcorn? After Katrina in 2005 I bought a used Ham radio off Ebay so I could take it home and keep learning Ham Radio Stuff and so I would have one to send with somebody if another Katrina happened and we needed to talk with them while they were down there. I spent the next 2 weeks putting up the antennas and pulling the cable in to the house. I had it all set and was tuning the antennas. Macky & PK were in the next room watching a baseball game. I had 3... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, October 17, 2020

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Flat-top grill hair removal Over the years we've broken a lot of pipes. Every time we build a new building we bust a few pipes. We were putting in geo-piers which are like columns in the ground. You drill a big hole, fill it with rocks and pound them down till it's solid. Then the slab sits on top. So we hit a gas pipe. After they got it fixed we went around re-lighting everything. There was so much air in the line that we had a hard time lighting anything in the... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, October 10, 2020