I was working on a custom-build kitchen for a local doctor, a
He had some serious problems with a roofing contractor, and just laid
into the contractor during a phone-call.
He called him every name in the book, made fun of his mother, the
When he, the normaly quite reserved doctor, slammed down the phone he
looked at me, flashed an ear-to-ear smile and said " Damn, that was
immature of me, but it felt GREAT!"
Immature is good...especially when it comes to humour.
Well, so far I have 7 seasons. The are made for the US market I
assume. The same voice over for all the seasons.
I also have 6 seasons of the Canadian shows, and the host
On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 23:54:55 GMT, Brian Henderson
Just saw an episode showing how violins are made. Helt together
totally with glue, and expected to last, and be used, for hundreds of
years. Amazing amount of hand work done on one, and even more amazing,
some of the very small planes used, and other tools. Neat.
The same episode showed how one of the most important articles in
the world is made. I'm speaking, of course, of toiet paper. The show
claimed it's sold in packs of up to 30 rolls, but I've never seen larger
than a 24 pack. Heh heh, about a week ago 24 packs were on sale in my
local grocery store, so I got 3, all they had. Marked down to $4.99 a
24 pack, and a day or so later the price was $5.99 a 24 pack. Usual
price is $7.99 a 24 pack. Some of the smaller packs are as much as
$10.99 - and they're maybe 12 rolls. They stock a lot of those one
equals three packs too. I've never found that true. I always wind up
folding about 6 layers, same as the regular rolls. Life is good when
you know you've got spare roll of TP. Plus, when I open a pack, I like
to stack the rolls in different forms. Sometimes it's just the small
things that make likf good.
When in doubt, go to sleep.
- Mully Small
That was a great episode! The only one better than I watched (woodworking
oriented anyhow) was the hand held piano thing with the baffle... er... it
has a name... Wait a sec... Accordian! That's it...
Can't wait until they make them available on DVD via Blockbuster or
Joe Agro, Jr.
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On Feb 13, 7:47 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org (J T) wrote:
I have watched "How Its Made" and find it interesting. The camera
moves pretty fast and you don't get much time to see details. I
suspect that manufacturing companies are concerned with industrial
espionage and limit what they allow to be filmed. I'm sure they keep
anything they consider state of the art or proprietary out of range
of the lens, and who can blame them.
It's more a function of the limited time allotted for each segment of
the program. You'll notice on a few of the more complicated items the
narration is heading towards auctioneer pace to fit all the steps into
the available time. They note when they skip over proprietary steps or
ingredients. The scale of some of the facilities they show is amazing.
So far, the segment that really blew my mind is how much material and
labor goes into ballet slippers. there are at least 4 or 5 layers of
various materials in the toe box.
Also, I saw a pair of hockey goalie leg pads being made. I kept
thinking "these have gotta be expensive, there's so much labor in
them". At the end they informed us that they are $1600 a pair! I'll
stick with woodworking.
My favorite for the pure amusement value was the chick (chicken)
breeding facility with the miles of conveyor belts full of fluffy yellow
I think the most amazing one from an automation standpoint was the car
engine plant nearly devoid of humans.
On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 19:47:34 -0500, email@example.com (J T)
Anybody else remember seeing the original, ultra-low budget version
used as filler segments for Canadian television? No voice-over
narration, just music. Hand-lettered title cards to convey
information. Very quaint.
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