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Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    True dat! Haven’t heard that one before. We were always told ‘when red touches yella it’ll kill a fella’. And ‘red touches black, it’s a friend of Jack’. Same message. Every time I see a king snake though I have to stop for a sec and recite that shit just to be sure lol
     
  2. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    I learned this rhyme when I was a kid but I learned it wrong. Damnit



    Red black yellow, kill a fellow...

    Red yellow black, friend of Jack...

    It's wrong!

    it's not my fault. The Cub scout troop where I grew up wasn't great....
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
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  3. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    No sweat, that’s what they make antivenin for ;)
     
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  4. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ... and new words are created when fat fingers meet touchpad keyboards :)
     
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  5. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    for someone as verbose as yourself, Mat, I would think you would know ‘antivenin’ is an actual word. Get your vocab up brother
     
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  6. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    I know right. It seems like we should make a plaque or something
     
  7. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Both statements can be true :p
     
  8. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    You make it, I'll take it!
     
  9. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    679
    Jan 17, 2014
    Yep. I learned an abbreviated version of that:

    Red next to black, friend of Jack
    Red next to yellow, kill a fellow


    P.S.
    It sounds like whoever taught the rhyme to Nathan, messed up the 'next to' and confused it with the mixed up color order. That's why, of the various versions I've heard over the years, the one above is the easiest I've found, to teach and memorize.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
  10. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    I caught one of those when I was a kid on spring break in Florida. I put it in a plastic tub so I could check it out (to be released later). The super at the condo complex walked up to see what I was doing. I proudly told him, “I caught a snake.” He looked in the tub and then took the rake he was holding and smashed the snakes head with the butt of the rake handle. Looking at the surprise on my face he said, “That’s an 8 stepper. It’s venomous.”
    Then he took the tub and walked away.
    Good times!

    Apparently, I caught a coral snake not a king snake.
     
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  11. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
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  12. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    It's hard to recite the rhymes while screaming Snake! Snaaaaaaaaake!!!!!!!! in falsetto :eek:
     
  13. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
  14. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
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  15. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Hahah nope! That is Chris Reeve's son!
     
  16. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
    Baby possums are the cutest things!
     
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  17. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
    I just threw up my good feels. Gross. Put your damn toes away man!
     
  18. NUTRAMAC

    NUTRAMAC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 8, 2014
  19. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Scale is not great but whoa, ebonite is light
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  20. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    It's about time to add Carothers to that purported and rarified list of knife-makers (Busse he had said?) which has constantly delivered what was pre-ordered. I also decree that Nathan does not go anywhere near buses (I saw what I did there :p )
     
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