I'm trying to think of the oldest shows I can recall. I'd say my favourite as a kid was Gilligan's Island and the 6 Million Dollar Man, which came later... You know, looking back, if Steve Austin lifted a car and had no equally-enhanced line of support from his arm all along his spine to his bionic legs, he'd probably end up breaking something like his spine at some point. AFAIK, all he had was two legs, an eye and one arm.
Do some in New York and surrounds speak that way BTW-- "woim"? (Hot- dog: "Hat Dough-ogg"?)
As circumstances would have it, I happen to be in Little Italy this afternoon at Starbux. So I've got a bit of the Italian Rico vibe today. ;D I'm right here as I type this: http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=ottawa&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Ottawa,+Ottawa+Division,+Ontario&gl=ca&ll=45.401795,-75.710263&spn=0.010637,0.027874&z=16&layer=c&cbll=45.401852,-75.710286&panoid=JX4--7CFbuC3u-butTyL7g&cbp=12,119.03,,0,10.4
While I abandoned my shipping container focus years ago, I've still kept it in my periphery, and have come across many designs, although nothing like the one I had attempted in 2004 (before hard drive crashed). At the same time, and coincidentally, I've also been revisiting containers in some investigations with earth-bermed/"earthship"/buried stuff. (Might you have some ideas as to how they used to construct and especially waterproofed earth-bermed homes naturally?)
In the process, I'm also looking at how wooden sailboats are/were sealed,which apparently includes parrafin wax and bitumen. (I found that they're redoing the Bluenose II: http://www.novascotiawebcams.com/south-shore/bluenose-ii.html#axzz1Ed0nOmVl Covey Island Boatworks-- one of the outfits that are undertaking the Bluenose-- is one of my favourites with regard to preferred (classic wooden) ocean-going sailboats/yachts: http://www.coveyisland.com/customsail.php )
Probably closest to the kind of boat I'd like: http://www.classicmarine.co.uk/images/grey_merlin.jpg
Or maybe a smaller ~35' Farfarer: http://www.nigelirens.com/FRAMEcruising.htm
What's your interest in shipping containers? Or are you just politely trying to nudge me on topic? ;)
In any case, of all the container designs I've seen, I still prefer my old design, but I've thought of burying a couple of conventionally- stacked ones into the side of a hill.
But the question is about how metal-- aluminum and iron-- works/could be made to work underground for seasonal thermal storage and against water. I know the containers are waterproof as in if they fell overboard into the ocean, but burying one for decades is a different matter.
I'm looking to relocate to Nova Scotia, so containers would be accessible, as would proximity to Covey Island Boatworks and Lunenberg (Bluenose Drive :) http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=lunenburg+ns&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Lunenburg,+Lunenburg+County,+Nova+Scotia&gl=ca&ll=44.376117,-64.309866&spn=0.002707,0.006968&z=18&layer=c&cbll=44.376113,-64.309983&panoid=NX0726CujeKkSx2Yor_ruA&cbp=12,252.62,,0,1.05
Ken; are you at least getting these kinds of Google pano links?
What about this? http://piercingextreme.neuvotattoo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/600501Woman-in-a-Bikini-Showing-Navel-Piercing-Posters.jpg