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

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

  1. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Hang in there, Buddy!! The porch is an enormously supportive place, and helped me through a very rough patch!! Let these great folks step up!!

    Don't forget to post your new knife!!
  2. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Never surrender!
    I cant find a link but I remember a story from the 80s about an guy who was diagnosed with cancer and given 3 months.
    He checked himself out ,put his boots on and pushed a wheelbarrow across Australia...Across the Nullabor Plain!!...he was still going 8 years later....
    point being he didnt give in..
    May the sun be on your back.
  3. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    @Mayonardo - I've found that one day at a time is the way to go. Looks like that's the path you've chosen too. Any time you need to vent come here. I complained about having to go to wound care one day and these guys/gals busted my chops telling me to cheer up and just get through the day. It wasn't because they were being sympathetic so much as it was that they cared - at least that's what I care to believe. What ever you believe in or how you believe, "Keep the Faith".
  4. Mayonardo

    Mayonardo Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 28, 2010
    Thanks so much. I know there is a kind of hidden association many of us have with the disease. Many brave souls.

    Yes, today is THE day. I am happy that I get to keep experiencing them, one at a time.
    I future the guys and gals who inhabit the porch are not going to let me get away with much. That’s as it should be.
    Thanks again, and make it a good day!
  5. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Happy Columbus Day, everyone!
    It is my tradition (for at least 25 years now) to celebrate with a cigar, one of the most delightful products of the New World.
    Wishing everyone a safe holiday.
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  6. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 8, 2019
    That's a great tradition you got going. I'm going to steal it. I'm embarrassed to say I didn't even realize that today was Columbus Day until I got no mail. Nothing on TV etc
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  7. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    It was a bigger deal when I was younger. I still celebrate Lincoln's Birthday (Feb. 12) and George Washington's (Feb. 22).
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  8. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 8, 2019
    Yeah, I hear ya. Kids used to get off school for Columbus Day, hopefully we at least keep President's Day even if it's a two for one now.
    Kudos to you for keeping it alive.
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  9. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
  10. Cutfinger

    Cutfinger Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017

    PA ? (Political Arena)
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  11. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    Should be required reading along with Orwell's, Animal Farm.
  12. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I haven't read Animal Farm, though I hear that all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
  13. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 8, 2019
    Just buy it and keep it in the bathroom and you'll have read it in a week, less if you're a Taco Bell regular. It's a fantastic little book, it says sooo much in so few pages.
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  14. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    My ex and a couple others would be so disappointed if they ever found out what the doc said today. :)
    "You'll see past 85, if I have anything to say about it!" :)
  15. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    That's all you need. Interesting book, though.
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  16. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Since those statues of Confederate generals and politicians went up, not at the end of the Civil War to honor war heroes, but after Reconstruction, as a reassertion of white supremacy in the Jim Crow era, we don’t really lose much in the way of history or culture by tearing them down.
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  17. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Politics and items of Political Correctness are not discussed on the Porch.

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  18. rbeggs

    rbeggs Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2013
    • Continued political content after warning posted in thread
    Maybe not your history or culture...
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  19. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
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  20. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    I love gum! :D

    Just don't mention country of origin!
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