On 05/17/2018 02:03 PM, Jimmy Wilkinson Knife wrote:
When I was a kid a friend's grandmother had Fluffy stuffed. Old Fluffer
was curled up in the corner of the living room. I thought the mutt just
slept a lot until Jay let me in on the secret. The old girl didn't move
too much more than the dog but she did speak occasionally. In Irish,
generally. It was an odd family.
On 05/18/2018 05:08 AM, Jimmy Wilkinson Knife wrote:
I've got a friend who does both occasionally. Otherwise he is sane
except for the Star wars thing... According to Tacitus, my forebears
figured out how to make jeans when the Romans were still running around
in skirts, and the cuisine runs more to pork products and beer.
On 05/18/2018 07:56 AM, Jimmy Wilkinson Knife wrote:
They tend to come out of the closet for Robert Burns Day and the annual
Celtic Games. Then there is the Celtic Dragon pipe band who will play at
the drop of a hat. I try to avoid them. A little bit of marching
bagpipers goes a long way.
Some people wear Utilikilts.
It would be an extremely cold day in hell before I'd run a snow blower
in a skirt...
Never used one, I assumed they were just big leafblowers. So they're not really blowers then, they actually cut it up first.
In Scotland we don't get much snow, when we do we ether use a shovel, drive through it, or just wait till it melts. Some people take great pride in clearing a path from their front door to the road. Fuck knows why as it takes them a couple of hours, but it takes me 30 seconds to just wade through it. It'll melt in a week anyway.
"You seem to have a cracked vertebrae." the Emergency Room doctor told the high school aged boy. "What happened?"
"Well, you see," the teenager replied, "I was kissing my girl good-night and damned if her brother didn't come out the back door and step right in the middle of my back."
On 05/19/2018 12:35 PM, Jimmy Wilkinson Knife wrote:
When you've got a foot or two of snow, a leaf blower doesn't help.
Around here it doesn't melt in a week; it just accumulates. I use a
shovel and start off the season by clearing well back from the driveway.
Depending on the year that gives me plenty of room to build berms
without busting my ass throwing snow over a 3' high wall.
I'll walk through an inch or two but it's easier to shovel 4" than wait
for another 4 or 5" to fall the next day and have to shovel 9" at once.
Do you know how its done?
You pull out all the innards completely, then using photos and info from
the owner, you construct a frame of the major places where you need to
stretch the skin over. You then use a filling, often some kind of natural
stuffing used in old style sofas, but can be modern. You then try to make
the animal look as natural as possible and stitch it up, Often eyes teeth
etc, need to be made to match.
Its actually quite interesting. I'm not saying I'd do it, but I suppose to
some its a comfort.
This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
I know how it's done. What I'm questioning is why anyone would want their dead pet sat in front of them. Would you want a dead person in your room, reminding you of them every minute of the day?
A highway patrolman pulled alongside a speeding car on the freeway. Glancing at the car, he was astounded to see that the blonde behind the wheel was knitting!
Realizing that she was oblivious to his flashing lights and siren, the trooper cranked down his window, turned on his bullhorn and yelled, "PULL OVER!"
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