Where to buy lumber

"The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes. - Dave Barry"
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That stuff isn't "lumber", it is sawdust and glue.
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wrote:

uh, no argument there of course. it was intended as a bit of levity - you're not familiar with the humor of Dave Barry???
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I started reading Dave Barry on (of all places) Usenet in college. I have a few of his books. One of my favorites quotes:
"Here is a simple experiment that will teach you an important electrical lesson: On a cool, dry day, scuff your feet along a carpet, then reach your hand into a friend's mouth and touch one of his dental fillings. Did you notice how your friend twitched violently and cried out in pain? This teaches us that electricity can be a very powerful force, but we must never use it to hurt others unless we need to learn an important electrical lesson. It also teaches us how an electrical circuit works. When you scuffed your feet, you picked up batches of "electrons," which are very small objects that carpet manufacturers weave into carpets so they will attract dirt. The electrons travel through your bloodstream and collect in your finger, where they form a spark that leaps to your friend's filling, then travels down to his feet and back into the carpet, thus completing the circuit.
Amazing Electronic Fact: If you scuffed your feet long enough without touching anything, you would build up so many electrons that your finger would explode! But this is nothing to worry about unless you have carpeting."
Don't forget that Dave Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary in 1988.
todd
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todd wrote:

I used to look forward to his columns.
"Big Trouble" was a very funny movie based on his work.
Besides his many books and newspaper columns, Dave Barry also had a TV show featuring himself, "Dave's World". Dave was played by Harry Anderson.
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