Weekly Off-Topic Thread #279

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Weekly Off-Topic Thread #279

Hope everybody has a great weekend and a Happy Easter!

 

Now here's something to think about ....

 

 

Just kidding! Smiley Very Happy


 

I always remember Spd posting this one for Easter and miss the guy!

 


 

Finally, as mentioned before I have lots of problems with squirrels, groundhogs, chipmunks, mice, moles and rodents in general. Here's a video of "Rodenator", a pretty extreme way to get rid of them, and looks like a good way to hurt yourself. Fairly long video w/sound and click on bottom right corner to enlarge to full screen.

 

http://www.rodenator.com/pests-controls-videos-rodenators

 

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Uniblurb3 wrote:
Finally, as mentioned before I have lots of problems with squirrels, groundhogs, chipmunks, mice, moles and rodents in general. Here's a video of "Rodenator", a pretty extreme way to get rid of them, and looks like a good way to hurt yourself. Fairly long video w/sound and click on bottom right corner to enlarge to full screen.

 

http://www.rodenator.com/pests-controls-videos-rodenators

 


 

Looks like fun.

 

Spoiler
As long as your not straddling a tunnel in some rocky soil.Smiley Surprised

 

 

We used to do the same thing with an ounce or two of carbide and a pint of water, although ignition was a little trickier.Smiley Wink

 

 

 




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Whatever happened to Spd?  Haven't seen him in quite some time.

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I'm confused. Easter is on March 31st... Is this some kind of April fools joke I don't understand?

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Thought I'd butt my nose in like I usually do and say Happy Easter to Uni and the rest of you Uverse guys!! Enjoy your weekend. Smiley Happy

 

Loved the pics, Uni! Smiley Very Happy ...and don't tell me you're thinking about blasting the little rodents?? That was something!! Smiley Tongue

 

Like you, I miss seeing some missing persons around here. Smiley Sad I just hope they're all doing well. 

 

Have a good one, guys!! Smiley Happy

 




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Computer-Joe wrote:

Uniblurb3 wrote:
Finally, as mentioned before I have lots of problems with squirrels, groundhogs, chipmunks, mice, moles and rodents in general. Here's a video of "Rodenator", a pretty extreme way to get rid of them, and looks like a good way to hurt yourself. Fairly long video w/sound and click on bottom right corner to enlarge to full screen.

 

http://www.rodenator.com/pests-controls-videos-rodenators

 


 

Looks like fun.

 

Spoiler
As long as your not straddling a tunnel in some rocky soil.Smiley Surprised

 

 

We used to do the same thing with an ounce or two of carbide and a pint of water, although ignition was a little trickier.Smiley Wink

 


Ahh, yes CJ and I fondly remember our conversations about blowing things up when younger! With my luck I'd be standing on a natural gas pocket when using the rodenator and that would be all she wrote! Smiley Wink
OUfan, don't know what happened to Spd and kind of just withdrew from the land of the internet. Maybe he still is lurking around?
Americangame, real good point about Easter being on March 31 and April Fool's Day being on April 1st. Someone just sent me that raccoon pic/with funny captions and must have been an old one when both were on the same day. But Easter Monday is on my calendar for the "UK/Rep. Ireland" which would be the 1st. Guess all that means is the banks are closed. LOL.
DC, you have a great Easter too! Smiley Happy

 

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Yep....Easter Sunday is March 31st this year.   

 

Ahhhh....carbide and water.....memories, memories.  In the really old days....miners' lamps were powered by carbide & water.  A few drops of water on a chunk of carbide produces acetylene ( I think....or it might be methane...not sure).   Even fishermen who did their fishing at night used these lamps on their caps for light.   My pop used to bell me about his July 4th celebrating back in the early 1900's.   Too poor to buy fireworks....he and his friends would put a piece of carbide on the sidewalk, put a few drops of water on it.....then cover it with a can which had a small hole punctured in the side.   Take a piece of lighted punk on a very long stick and put it to that hole.  "BOOM"....the can would sail a hundred feet into the air.  Lots of fun even if more than a bit dangerous.  Me?  Well...I made my homebrew firecrackers out of powdered magnesium and potassium chlorate.  Lucky I did not get arrested.

 

I'm not really sure why SPD drifted away.  Might have had something to do with all the changes in the forum.....perhaps not.

 

 

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I really like hearing all of those old stories hpmrsm. Both my grandfathers were miners. Love all of that antique stuff and found myself one of those old miner's lamps. Smiley Happy

 

Have a nice Easter. 

 




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oufanindallas wrote:

Whatever happened to Spd?  Haven't seen him in quite some time.


 

Yup, just another U-Talk mystery dissapearance. Apparently not a peep (pardon the Easter pun) out of him since October. I miss Robo-Kitty.Smiley Sad

 

I still haven't even found out what happened with Pip.Smiley Sad I think she and Dcookie would have been like two peas in a pod.

 

 

 




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Computer-Joe wrote:

oufanindallas wrote:

Whatever happened to Spd?  Haven't seen him in quite some time.


 

Yup, just another U-Talk mystery dissapearance. Apparently not a peep (pardon the Easter pun) out of him since October. I miss Robo-Kitty.Smiley Sad

 

I still haven't even found out what happened with Pip.Smiley Sad I think she and Dcookie would have been like two peas in a pod.

 

 

 




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I never knew Pip. Did she talk alot like me???

 




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Happy Easter everyone!

 

Last Sunday 10pm, I efiled my Fed/State taxes online free thru an IRS Free File company, diffferent one this year as the one last year now wants $14.95 for the State efiling (and I'm a cheapskate).

 

Checked Sat, both refunds will be going direct deposit to my bank account 4/3/13, pretty cool, a 10 day turnaround. Smiley Very Happy

 

Edit:  Thursday received a $30.83 check from the IRS.  Had amended 2011 1040 for $30 foreign tax paid on my Fidelity account  (from the later amended 1099, arrrghhh).  Thought I had never gotten the $30 refund, but true to their word they included 83¢ interest. Smiley Surprised Smiley Very Happy

 

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Congratulations on the refunds, Chris.  Maybe enough for a night out to dinner and a show?

 

And....Happy Easter to all my friends here.

 

RE Pip.  Well....she was a lady who was not afraid to speak her mind.  But lots of ill health...  We're not sure what her medical problems were but she did live with quite a bit of pain and spent considerable time in the hospital.  Showtime had contact with her via E-mail.  But he has drifted away also and I never had her E-mail address.

 

I did send SPD an E-mail and let him know that we all were talking about him behind his back.Smiley Very Happy  Don't know if he'll jump in to renew friendships or not.

 

Well...my Jayhawks lost their game to Michigan.  Should have won.....through away a 14 point lead.  Team and coach made some unbelievably crazy decisions during closing minutes.  Oh well.......just a game.  Huh?

 

Then....out of nowhere comes Wichita State University and they are on their way to the final 4.  So maybe those guys will rescue the Kansas reputation. 

 

Alfie has been sick quite a bit recently.  I think I've mentioned that every night around 9 PM a little alarm clock goes off in his head that reminds him it is treat time.  I give him 1 1/2 chewy, chicken flavored Milk-Bones.  Then he's happy and after a trip outside he comes in and settles for the night.  But...I decided he might also like some of the harder, Milk-Bone biscuits to munch on....good for his teeth and breath odor.  THAT was a mistake.  We've been going through nearly two weeks of intestinal problems and finally....this morning....a show of blood.  So I got him to the Vet and now he's on antibiotics and a soft diet of fresh cooked rice mixed with some pieces of canned chicken.  I'm confideent we'll get it cleared up.  Always have before.  But this was a bad attack and I spent a couple of nights with little sleep, taking care of him.   Needless to say....no more Milk-Bone biscuits for him.  At least he did eat a fair supper this evening.  So that is a good omen.  And... oh yeah.....the vet is now richer than she was before we showed up...by $95.

 

We're supposed to get colder this Easter Sunday.  And next week is not looking too good for warmer temperatures.  We need temps in the upper 60's to low 70's before they can install our new furnace/heat pump/AC.  I'd like to get it done and over with ASAP.

 

Am I the only nitwit around here who watches the Ancient Aliens series on H2?  I know it's nuts....but I still  find the programs and stories fascinating.

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Thanks for telling me about PIP, hpmrsm...sounds like we could have been two peas in a pod. Smiley Happy

 

I hope Alfie will feel better soon. He's such a cute dog! One of my coworkers goes through the same, quite a bit, with her Great Danes. 

 

I'd love to watch Ancient Aliens if I can ever remember that it's on. It's on The History Channel so I'll have to remind myself to look it up. I find those kinds of shows very interesting. Smiley Happy

 

..and Happy Easter, everyone...enjoy your day! 

 

 

 




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Congratulations on the refunds, Chris.  Maybe enough for a night out to dinner and a show?

 

And....Happy Easter to all my friends here.

 

RE Pip.  Well....she was a lady who was not afraid to speak her mind.  But lots of ill health...  We're not sure what her medical problems were but she did live with quite a bit of pain and spent considerable time in the hospital.  Showtime had contact with her via E-mail.  But he has drifted away also and I never had her E-mail address.

 

Yup, if she had an opinion on a subject, she had no qualms about letting you, and regardless of her failing health, she was rarely anything but bright, cheery, and full of life. We traded symptoms through email and PMs a few times and it was not uncommon for her to be making posts from a bed because she was too ill to get up.

 

Showtime is another one, and Shoe, and Randyl, and Koolkid and......Smiley Sad

 

I did send SPD an E-mail and let him know that we all were talking about him behind his back.Smiley Very Happy  Don't know if he'll jump in to renew friendships or not.

 

I've sent about a half dozen so far with no response, to both addresses I have for him.Smiley Frustrated

 

Well...my Jayhawks lost their game to Michigan.  Should have won.....through away a 14 point lead.  Team and coach made some unbelievably crazy decisions during closing minutes.  Oh well.......just a game.  Huh?

 

Then....out of nowhere comes Wichita State University and they are on their way to the final 4.  So maybe those guys will rescue the Kansas reputation.

 

Well, you still have Dorothy and Toto.Smiley Very Happy

 

Alfie has been sick quite a bit recently.  I think I've mentioned that every night around 9 PM a little alarm clock goes off in his head that reminds him it is treat time.  I give him 1 1/2 chewy, chicken flavored Milk-Bones.  Then he's happy and after a trip outside he comes in and settles for the night.  But...I decided he might also like some of the harder, Milk-Bone biscuits to munch on....good for his teeth and breath odor.  THAT was a mistake.  We've been going through nearly two weeks of intestinal problems and finally....this morning....a show of blood.  So I got him to the Vet and now he's on antibiotics and a soft diet of fresh cooked rice mixed with some pieces of canned chicken.  I'm confideent we'll get it cleared up.  Always have before.  But this was a bad attack and I spent a couple of nights with little sleep, taking care of him.   Needless to say....no more Milk-Bone biscuits for him.  At least he did eat a fair supper this evening.  So that is a good omen.  And... oh yeah.....the vet is now richer than she was before we showed up...by $95.

 

Cosmo, Missy, Jack, and Jello say "Ruff, Ruff, Yip, Ruff". Which either means get well soon, or, send us all those milk bone biscuits you don't want.Smiley Happy

 

We're supposed to get colder this Easter Sunday.  And next week is not looking too good for warmer temperatures.  We need temps in the upper 60's to low 70's before they can install our new furnace/heat pump/AC.  I'd like to get it done and over with ASAP.

 

Am I the only nitwit around here who watches the Ancient Aliens series on H2?  I know it's nuts....but I still  find the programs and stories fascinating.

 

Um, isn't that what they make DVRs for?Smiley Wink


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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mibrnsurg wrote:

Happy Easter everyone!

 

Last Sunday 10pm, I efiled my Fed/State taxes online free thru an IRS Free File company, diffferent one this year as the one last year now wants $14.95 for the State efiling (and I'm a cheapskate).

 

Checked Sat, both refunds will be going direct deposit to my bank account 4/3/13, pretty cool, a 10 day turnaround. Smiley Very Happy

 

Edit:  Thursday received a $30.83 check from the IRS.  Had amended 2011 1040 for $30 foreign tax paid on my Fidelity account  (from the later amended 1099, arrrghhh).  Thought I had never gotten the $30 refund, but true to their word they included 83¢ interest. Smiley Surprised Smiley Very Happy

 

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We did ours about 3 weeks ago on a Friday through our CPA/Tax man and got our deposits the next Thursdsay. Got a little over 3 Gs. We do ours with a CPA because the wife and I both have our homebased businesses to deal with and my wife just retired last spring, but went back part time last fall. She's gonna use the refund as part of the downstroke for her new quilting machine (almost 32 Gs). She didn't get all the bells and whistles or it would have been about 4 grand more.

 

Here's a picture of what the machine will look like (minus the light rail over the machine).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Oh, and happy Easter everyone, I get to swap out my leaking water heater today, oh joy.




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