"Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jackknife, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    Enjoy your time there and family!
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  2. Jody744

    Jody744 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    Had to stash them, they now confiscate. Thankfully they were there and safe with me now. Policy changed 5 months ago.
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  3. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I'm glad she admitted it and thought it was stupid.
  4. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
  5. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    That makes me so mad on many different levels.
  6. JB in SC

    JB in SC Basic Member Basic Member

    May 19, 2001

    Carl, one of the things that drew me to Toyota pickups in the late 70’s was their small size. The new ones are as big as full size trucks from the early 60’s, my last was a ‘93 pre Taco 4WD. Toyota lost some of the magic when they upsized.

    Lindbergh was definitely not the person the public knew.
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  7. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    Yeah, tell me about it!

    Last January, when it became apparent that my old Toyota Tacoma that has carried me around since September of 2001, needed a lot of work to continue going, left me with the question. How much money do I put into an old truck that had close to 200,000 thousand miles, some good rust/corrosion issues from 14 winters of its life on the east coast with salt and snow? And to be truthful, didn't really fit me anymore. I wasn't the same parson that I was in 2001 when I bought the truck. The new trucks, with the features I wanted like all the stuff my old 'stripper' truck never had, were damm near the size of a Tundra. Like you say, bigger than the regular pickup trucks of the 60's and even the early 70's!

    It wasn't much of a hard decision to make. I had been saying the last few years that this was likely my last truck. At my age I'm not moving people anymore, I'm not hauling motorcycles anymore, but I did want something comfortable enough to drive a 16 hour day with no hardship if I go out to California to see the daughter and granddaughter.

    So, I still ended up with a compact vehicle, a new Corolla and I love it. Easy to drive, very comfy with nice bucket seats that adjust unlike the little bench seat in my old truck. There is no more compact trucks like the old Toyota's. I'd have loved a more comfortable and better equipped small truck with the nice wrap around bucket seats the Corolla has, and the other features. But its just not available anymore.
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  8. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Happy Autumnal Equinox. :mad:
    Ha! :D I just noticed the local TV station's graphics department is planning for September 31. :rolleyes:
  9. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Maybe you shouldn't live on the equator! ;) WOW, that's a heat wave!

    Here in the St. Louis area we've had a very mild summer, not many days over 90°.
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  10. Headwinds

    Headwinds Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 15, 2016
    Wow! Even the months are bigger in Texas!
  11. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    That would be a perfectly normal July here in central Texas. I'm just wrung out tired of it now, and everybody is getting cranky.
    Lol! :D Good one!
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  12. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    I’d be cranky all the time if I lived in Texas. As it is here in Minnesota, I’m just mildly irritable.
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  13. JustinR

    JustinR Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2008
    Only 200k....you were just breaking that yota in good!

    I'm shooting for 350k on my little Sonoma. If I could be pulling into the junkyard right as the engine seizes....that would be perfect.

    Who am I kidding, if the body is decent I'll throw another motor in it and shoot for 500k.
  14. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Isn't the Minnesota motto, "Could be worse"?

    - GT
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  15. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    Heck, I love Texas and would't be anywhere else by choice, except maybe Key West. I'm cranky because this whole aging thing has gotten on my nerves no end. But I don't have any snow to deal with, no scraping ice off the windows in the morning if I want go someplace, no owning long underwear or warm gloves. Yeah, July and August are damm hot, but its cooling off now and I'm looking forward to a winter that a sweatshirt and light nylon windbreaker will be enough.

    Getting old has been aggravating in itself. Heavy drinking helps some!
  16. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    :p I"ll drink to that."hiccup":rolleyes:
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  17. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    I'm amazed at the errors made in broadcasting news and weather. Seems like the producers are asleep at the switch.
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  18. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Reminds me of an old joke, which I think I first heard from my college roommate who was from New Mexico... no offence meant to anyone from the great state of Texas.
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  19. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    This is a story about a man we had in Australia called Kerry Packer, he came from a family of media barons and extremely wealthy. He inherited a TV station, a newspaper and magazine empire from his father and had a controlling share in a casino in Melbourne. He was a huge gambler on racehorses, owned many and loved playing at casinos around the world, got all the high roller treatment. He was playing at a casino in America in Las Vegas years ago and had had a big night, allegedly won millions. He was going back to his room and was waiting in the foyer for the lift, when an American cattle baron struck up a conversation telling Kerry how much he had won at the tables. So he kept telling Kerry how big his ranch was and how many acres it covered. Kerry was a fairly private bloke, and this bloke was starting to give him the :poop:. So kerry said how much is your ranch worth, everything included, the rancher told him how many millions, so Kerry pulled a coin out of his pocket and said " I will toss you for it". That was the last Kerry saw of the cattle baron.
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  20. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    The Giant Jackrabbit episode of The Beverly Hillbillies was hilarious.
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