I agree with Gunner. If it's true that's very unfortunate. I think
it's also education. No one seems to be taught to help others.
Slightly sideways to that: When I was home at Christmas my nephews
(kids) were playing Halo 3. I said to one of them that I thought they
should get shocked if they got hit. Basicly he said no one would play
if it hurt to screw up. On the other hand. He's the only nephew that
isn't trained in a martial art. I think they should all be trained in
first aid and martial arts from the time they're little.
This is quite a co-incidence.
I live in the UK and on Wednesday of this week I visited Gloucester and
looked around. I went into a folk museum that was opposite a church, it was
free entry and an excellent way to spend an hour or two.
There was a section on eels/elvers, very popular around that area because of
the River Severn. There on the wall was...
a cane like stick with a pointy bit at the bottom very similar to RH's "What
is it" pic!
to EZ Peaces
There was no mention of a surveyor :)
I met her once on the banks of The Severn, a blonde woman who walked with a
stick and carried a
bag of surveyors tools. After I had shown interest in her theodolite she
invited me to spend an hour or so "eeling" with her. She expertly used her
stick to hook the eels from the river.
Obviously a woman of many talents.
You might also have frogs fly out your ass as well. Pasta seems more
practical, and it passes the anal sphincter easier..after its been
We all can testify to all the limping, gunless copsf, who had them
stolen, or shot themselves with theirs. Maybe they should have carried
And when the second dog jumps you from the side, ripping out your
hamstrings, you can do a Mary Poppins and simply fly away with your
Might work well with a Yorkie, if you smash him in the head with that
1 1/4" brass knob..but its not going to do much good with those two
"[L]iberals are afraid to state what they truly believe in, for to do so
would result in even less votes than they currently receive. Their
methodology is to lie about their real agenda in the hopes of regaining
power, at which point they will do whatever they damn well please. The
problem is they have concealed and obfuscated for so long that, as a group,
they themselves are no longer sure of their goals. They are a collection of
wild-eyed splinter groups, all holding a grab-bag of dreams and wishes. Some
want a Socialist, secular-humanist state, others the repeal of the Second
Amendment. Some want same sex/different species marriage, others want voting
rights for trees, fish, coal and bugs. Some want cradle to grave care and
complete subservience to the government nanny state, others want a culture
that walks in lockstep and speaks only with intonations of political
correctness. I view the American liberals in much the same way I view the
competing factions of Islamic
fundamentalists. The latter hate each other to the core, and only join
forces to attack the US or Israel. The former hate themselves to the core,
and only join forces to attack George Bush and conservatives." --Ron Marr
I have at least one with a flat top. It is closer in shape to a
mushroom than anything else, and it makes it easier to use palm pressure
on the end to help raising from a lower position. This would be
especially useful if the owner had to frequently squat down to examine
something at ground level, and had knees which were somewhat aged as
mine are. :-)
The head of mine started life as a whale tooth, and the shaft is
made form whale jawbone, spiral carved to resemble a narwhal's tusk.
Perhaps -- or perhaps just for extra palm surface contact when
rising from a squating position.
In that case a longer stick would probably be better -- it would
allow two hands, widely separated, to offer greater stability.
That makes a certain amount of sense.
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Quite a nice varied collection this time.
1263 - No really good ideas what you'd use a hook on a stick for. From
the care in finishing it seems it was something that would be rather
valued by the owner. My whimsical guess: a tool to lure a gator by
having some bit of bait on the hook, whilst being ready (with the other
hand) to slip a ring or noose around the jaws and capture it.
1264 - An AMPEX magnetic tape cartridge; I think this may be one of the
types that was used by radio stations to hold ads or station
identifications for odd moments, but am not certain of that. It's
definitely more likely to be audio (or possibly video) than computer
data, in my opinion, from the "time" label on the one hub.
1265 - Tool for harvesting some sort of berry or fruit?
1266 - Seems it should be familiar, but I cannot place from where or
1267 - Something to fit over the spine of a book? Not sure what that
would accomplish, though.
1268 - Hammer for use when glazing or repairing windows. The square
face for general work (like tightening rails and stiles), the pointy end
for chipping out old putty, and the flat central ridge for setting
I'm not sure I've ever said it before, and certainly not enough, but
many thanks to Rob for putting these puzzles together each week. I
quite appreciate the challenge, and it seems a bunch of others do, too.
Now to see other people's guesses...
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot
1263. Ocala is very close to Silver Springs and the winter
resting area for Ringling Brothers. I wonder if it can be an
elephant tender's stick. Silver Springs was the scene where all
the Tarzan movies were made.
1265. Must have something to do with chipping or flaking ice.
1267. Looks like an antique eye glass case to me for the old wire
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
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