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  1. 14 hours ago, Buckshot Bear said:

    Well AS SOON as it hits 18°C (65°F) you'll see boofheads wearing North Face jackets and the like and saying "Damn ain't it cold today" :( :( :( 

    Boofhead. I learn something new every day!


    Thanks Buckshot, I'm gonna steal that one. I love words that sound like what hey mean.

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  2. 43 minutes ago, Buckshot Bear said:


    Not knowing, I had to look up swagman and came up with this about waltzing Matilda. I learn something new every day!


    Swagmen were particularly common in Australia during times of economic uncertainty, such as the 1890s and the Great Depression of the 1930s. Many unemployed men travelled the rural areas of Australia on foot, their few meagre possessions rolled up and carried in their swag. Their swag was frequently referred to as "Matilda", hence Waltzing Matilda refers to walking with their swag. 

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  3. 16 minutes ago, Wallaby Jack, SASS #44062 said:





    Them's not coffee pots.

     Them's 'lectric jugs ; a ceramic vessel used to boil water, mostly for your teapot  ,  but also for "washing-up water.

       ........ if an Australian wanted coffee, you used the 'lectric jug to boil the water and added instant coffee to your cup.

    ( you know, the way God intended )


    What’s tea? :rolleyes:

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  4. 7 minutes ago, Cactus Jack Calder said:

    When I was a mere child we had one of those toasters. I believe it had four sides to toast bread, but my memory may be faulty on that detail. The thing I remember most about that toaster is that during a visit by my mother’s parents the bread was burned. My Grandma said “Oh, that’s alright I’ll just scrape it off.” My Mother exasperated with the toaster ,or her Mother, said “No”, and flung the offending slice across the dining room into the kitchen sink. There was complete silence for several seconds, then Dad just reached over and put in another slice of bread as if nothing had happened. 
    That made quite an impression on a 5 year old, me. My Mother was a loving and kind person. I really have no idea what set her off that day. 
    Just goes to show, everyone can have a bad day once in a while.



    Yup, they made four slice models

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  5. 1 hour ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

    Not enough information to tell.  Maybe back injury, or recent surgery, or some other issue not obvious from the photo.  

    In the voice of Foghorn Leghorn, "It's a joke, I say it's a joke son!" :D

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  6. 15 minutes ago, Buckshot Bear said:


    Here's a better photo of the type -



    Cool.  Ours had the same Bakelite plugs, but they inserted at the base of the pot, right next to the heating element. Eventually the heat cracked the cord case, increasing the chance of electric shock. 

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  7. 3 hours ago, Brazos John said:

    Did Larson steal this from the Bugs Bunny cartoon?

    Where Beaky Buzzard gets Bugs in his beak, and while flying back to the nest, singing, "I got myself a baby bumblebee"?         

    The Memory is a fleeting something, I forget....

    That’s the first thing I thought of. 

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