THE FRIDAY GRUDGE

Posted by Pistol Pete

Put the political crap on hold for a spell and just have some fun.

Big garage sale today….first time in weeks it’s rained. Figures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Pistol Pete

    When Cars Flew: The Story of the 1969 Dodge Daytona
    I was fortunate enough to come of age during the golden age of muscle cars.
    Mustangs.Camaros,the Duster,GTO Judge,the Superbird(the mate to the Daytona Charger),and so many other gas-guzzling beauties.Now they’re trying to force us into battery-operated beer cans.If you cruised through the drive-in in one of those they’d rev up a 426 hemi and suck you into the intake manifold.
    http://autos.yahoo.com/news/cars-flew-story-1969-dodge-daytona-183040880.html

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Oh my … memories!

      My dad had a candy apple red convertible GTO with black interior. I used it once for my one and only attempt at road rallying. My navigator got car sick and threatened to toss her cookies while I screamed, NOT IN POP’S CAR. We won the LBF award (Last But Finished).

      When Dearest and I were romancing, he proudly showed off his road rally trophy. I think he did not expect me to notice or understand what the LBF on the brass plate meant … but I did. ::snort::

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      • That’s cute. So you never hinted that you knew about the LBF?

        My memories of road rallies were from the back deck(no back seats) of a ’71 Datsun 240Z piloted by dad and navigated by mom. There was a lot of shouting involved, but nothing too serious. Stuff like: “Dammit, Honey, I need you to tell me what’s coming up BEFORE we get there!” And then, “Well, if you’re going to be like that, I’ll just be quiet.” And, “Noooo! I NEED you to speak up!” It was really comical, actually. Years later, DW and I ended up in almost identical conversations during road trips. We always ended up laughing about it, but DW became an excellent navigator. I’m still a lousy driver, though.

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    • GP

      My father refurbished a 64 T Bird, painted it red, and I was the most popular gal on campus when I took it to school the end of my senior year. The only bad thing, It got about 6 miles to a gallon. I remember the door being so heavy I had to use two hands to shut it.
      He should have never sold that car.

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  2. Pistol Pete

    ‘Toilet-To-Tap’ Water Purification Coming To South Bay
    My dog drank from the toilet all the time.Never bothered him.
    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/07/22/toilet-to-tap-water-purification-coming-to-south-bay/

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      My brother’s dog liked it freshly flushed and would bang the seat up and down with his nose until someone came to refresh his drinking bowl with cooler, fresher water. He did this in the middle of the night too.

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    • GP

      Anybody who is still drinking tap water needs to wake up. Why do you think we have so much disease.
      I use a distiller for all my water, and I even take it with me when I eat out. I am convinced the moldy, chlorinated, fluorinated Lake Michigan water was a huge contributor to my cancer.
      The only way to get pure water is through distillation.

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      • What kind of distiller do you use?

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        • GP

          I got my from a guy in Wisc. Let me know if you want his contact info. He is a good Christian guy who answered all my questions, so I let him start a blog on my website to help people get honest answers:
          for some reason, the link will not post??
          Go to preventcanswers.org and his forum is the water wisdom group

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  3. Pistol Pete

    THIS WILL ABSOLUTELY BLOW YOUR MIND

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      WONDERFUL!!! LOL I love the spinning sticks part!! My middle kid played percussion in the high school band and went to Europe with American Music Abroad one year.

      She loved the percussion section … not sure if it was all the different instruments or being the only female. Maybe both. LOL

      She enjoyed her snare drum at home, but never liked or wanted a trap set, for which I believe I am grateful.

      I’d have put up with it, cuz I’m just that great of a mom, but given the choice, I prefer to hear nothing but the quiet hum of my air filter.

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  4. Pistol Pete

    Wife threatened with divorce by husband after she ate the cream filling from Oreos then put cookies back in the box
    What blasphemy!Oreos are DW’s therapy.When she gets depressed she breaks out the Double-Stufs
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2373751/Woman-ate-cream-filling-Oreos-cookies-box-threatened-divorce-furious-husband.html

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Ew … putting them back is what gets me. Ew. Ew. Ew. It’s worse than blowing out birthday candles, then expecting people to eat cake you just spit all over. Ew. (I know. I’m such a bundle of laughs at a party. Not.)

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  5. Pistol Pete

    Police: Man Breaks Into Home, Tries To Give Woman Back Rub
    Most women enjoy a good backrub…but you should really ask first.
    http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/07/24/Police-Man-Breaks-Into-Home-Tries-To-Give-Woman-Back-Rub

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  6. Pistol Pete

    Houston Man Provides High-Crime Neighborhoods With Free Pump Action Shotguns (Video)
    this is for the guys at GFC
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/07/houston-man-provides-high-crime-neighborhoods-with-free-pump-action-shotguns-video/

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Great! Somebody doing something USEFUL to stop crime. Even Joe Biden says we should all have shotguns LOL.

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  7. Pistol Pete

    THESE REPTILES CAN BITE DOWN WITH 3 THOUSAND FOOT POUNDS OF FORCE.WHAT COULD GO WRONG??

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  8. Pistol Pete

    A Thrifty Exotic Dancer, Bags Full of $1 Million in Cash, and a Drug-Sniffing Dog Named Debo Star in One of the Wildest Court Cases You’ll Ever Encounter
    ONLY IN AMERICA,FOLKS
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/07/25/a-thrifty-exotic-dancer-bags-full-of-cash-and-a-drug-sniffing-dog-named-debo-star-in-one-of-the-wildest-court-cases-youll-ever-encounter/

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      I am utterly boggled by the idea that this allegedly “thrifty” woman allegedly “reported her tips” yet kept them IN CASH in a safety deposit box and then, excuse me, gave it to friends to drive across country … IN CASH? Is she another of these ghetto schooled geniuses who can’t read cursive?

      As for the drugs being on most money, I can believe it. I’m allergic to the ink they use for U.S. money. If I have cash in the house, I have to keep it buried in baking soda. It picks up EVERY odor from EVERY person who has handled it, so comes into my air space with perfume and gasoline and tobacco and goodness knows what else. And, if it’s new from the ATM, it REEKS of the ink which, as far as I can tell, NEVER truly dries. I can easily believe bits of cocaine get transferred to bills just from circulating. Ew. Ew. Ew. And I’m allergic to narcotics too.

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  9. Pistol Pete

    How the average American bra size has increased from 34B to 34DD over the past 30 years
    DID YOU THINK I’D LET A FRIDAY PASS WITHOUT SOMETHING PERTAINING TO LINGERIE??
    YOU KNOW ME BETTER THAN THAT
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2374311/How-average-American-bra-size-increased-34B-34DD-past-30-years.html

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      It’s funny how acclimated we get to things. Watching older color movies and t.v. shows, I find I am struck by how aggressively Blonde and Blue the almost all Caucasian casts are, how yellow everyone’s teeth are, how much they all smoke and how many of the leading ladies have small breasts.

      We are currently enjoying DVDs of “Call the Midwife”, a BBC series based on the memoirs of a woman who home-delivered babies in the poorest section of London in the 1950s. It’s a wonderful show, well written, well acted, good characters and story lines.

      You can get Seasons One and Two on DVD at Netflix. Highly recommend unless you’re squeamish about childbirth, which they do as graphically as is tasteful. I thought it’d be a total chick-flick-me-only DVD selection, but Dearest is loves it, so I have to save it for our together time.

      I’d love to know how they do the babies, which give every impression of being actual newborns emerging from the actual place they emerge from! I watched the special features, but they didn’t explain about the infants.

      They did mention the smoking, which was interesting. Apparently, smoking is banned in public places in GB now, but in the 50s everyone smoked, including pregnant women. The producer was adamant that they show the smoking, because he felt it really helped sell the time period.

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      • That’s interesting about the period filming. How would you even show smoking in the production if it’s banned everywhere? Use digital special effects? Maybe they got a special license and bribed the health dept officials.

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          The latter. One of the actors said he loves the smoking scenes, because smoking is so demonized in GB now that he feels deliciously naughty being paid to do it at work.

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    • GP

      Whoever wrote that article never met my great grandmother and her sisters, who were born in the 1890’s. I didn’t even come close inherititing. (honestly, I did not mean to spell it that way. it just happened so I left it.)

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  10. Pistol Pete

    Family goes bankrupt after blowing their $100,000 savings on Beanie Babies they thought would become valuable
    I dealt in vintage toys for many years.I remember when Beanies first got popular.There were people lined up at the Hallmark store when every new one came out.People took out second mortgages thinking they would make a ton of money with these things.But it was all adults buying and selling what was supposed to be kids’ toys.I sold old cap pistols,tin friction and windup toys,old GI Joes&Barbies,cast iron toys and other things kids my age and older actually played with.These were a throwback to happier memories for them and wanting to get those memories back is what made them valuable.
    I warned people back then it was a fad.
    Like the man says:ya pays your money and ya takes your chances.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2377645/Family-goes-bankrupt-blowing-100-000-savings-Beanie-Babies-thought-valuable.html

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      I knew someone who did this … made special trips to buy each new one. I asked what she did with them. “Put them in the closet.” Oy. I can see collecting something you love for its own sake, because its nostalgic or interesting. But buying stuff you don’t even look at so you can pile it in a closet?

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      • That’s what I always thought was so weird. When my now-18-year-old was a little girl, I bought lots of Beanie Babies at rummage sales whenever the price was right (like really cheap). People always assumed I was a collector. I’d say, “No, my little girl plays with them,” and they would look at me as if that was an idea that had never occurred to them.

        My daughter had a Beanie Baby monkey, and one day when I was out rummage saling, I saw some small monkey Beanies that were just like the one she had, only half the size, so I bought two of them. When she wasn’t in her room, I sneaked the little monkeys in and put them on the shelf next to the larger monkey. Then I went and found her and told her she’d better come quick, because something really strange had happened. She followed me into her room, wondering what it could be. Then I pointed to the shelf and said, “When you weren’t looking, the mama monkey had babies!” She really got a kick out of that. 🙂

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          LOL … baby monkeys! I love it. L got me a bunch of those mini Beanies when MacDonald’s was putting them in Happy Meals. You didn’t have to buy the meal, though, and the toys were cheap. Monkeys are middle kid and sil’s special thing. They’d honeymooned in Hawaii, so I took the two little monkeys and dressed one boy and one girl, took a photo with this neat surfboard fridge magnet they got us on Maui and photoshopped it on to a scan of a Hawaiian postcard they’d sent. They each got the photo and the opposite gender monkey to take on deployment.

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    • GP

      The lady that invented beany babies was from our town. Her daughter was in my son’s 2nd grade class, and the beanie babies started out as something for her to play with.
      Needless to say, they soon moved on to a bigger digs, and laughed all the way to the bank as the craze when viral.
      We sold our house to another lady who made a fortune by stringing beads together and calling them book thongs. She got a contract to sell them at Borders. But like beanies, Borders bit the dust, and the book thong craze also ended.
      Does anyone collect anything any more except maybe welfare? No one has money to buy trinkets.

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      • I have a friend in West Chicago who knew that book thong lady. I was (and still am) flabbergasted that so many people were willing to spend big bucks for a glorified bookmark — especially when a post-it note works so much better and costs next to nothing. I know she made a ton of money off of them, and was able to employ a bunch of people making them when the craze was at its height… and I’m always in favor of people making money, assuming they’re doing it honestly, and providing employment for people who need it, especially if it allows them to work at home… but I could never get over the absurdity of people paying their hard-earned money for expensive bookmarks.

        As for the Beanies, I still have them all in a big bin, and they get taken out and played with whenever I have small children in my house (which is frequently). I like them for their near-indestructibility, the way they inspire imaginative play, and the fact that they don’t require batteries.

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        • GP

          Must be pretty boring in Wheaton IL for people to come up with such creative ideas. All I got from drinking the water in Wheaton for 30 years was cancer.
          Go figure.

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  11. Pistol Pete

    Woman Fingers Ex-Girlfriend In Sex Toy Theft

    Victim says she’s been deprived “use of the property”
    I DID NOT MAKE UP THAT HEADER
    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/strap-on-dildo-heist-9182345

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  12. Pistol Pete

    Now THAT’S a good reason to get on your bike! Vibrating bicycle seat cover provides exciting new incentive to cycle to work…
    If work involves pedaling your ass all over town,you’ll be happy,happy,happy
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2375038/Vibrating-bicycle-seat-cover-provides-new-incentive-cycle-work.html

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      VERY FUNNY. Also filled with actual true facts and lots of images of live owls, so you can justify watching it as “educational”, even though you’re really only watching it because you’ve already seen all the funny cat videos.

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      • All of ’em? Are you sure? Have you seen this one?

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          Yup! LOL

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          • Darn! I gotta find one you haven’t seen yet….
            How about this one? Did you see this?

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            • chrissythehyphenated

              Oh does that bring back memories! LOL My first apartment mate had an Irish Setter who was raised in a house full of kids and pets. He was miserable alone all day while we were at school and the neighbors finally confessed he howled.

              They had toddlers over our heads so had felt they couldn’t really complain, but the noise was getting to them. We came home early one day and actually heard it. One just had to admire how long they endured it before admitting it was making them nuts. Nails on chalkboard would be only slightly more horrific.

              We went to the pound and got him a kitten. When we came home from walking the dog, the cat would be AT the door waiting for his return and would stand on his hind feet to pat his face in welcome. When we came home from anything else, the dog would be waiting at the door, excited to see us, but the cat would stay right where he’d been sleeping, usually sprawled on the couch. He’d sometimes deign to look over at us lanquidly, then with a gesture that was all “Oh, it’s just YOU two”, he would lay his head back down and sigh.

              The cat did stop the howling though, so that was worth something! LOL

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  13. Pistol Pete

    13+ Amazing Uses for WD-40
    it is common knowledge that there is virtually nothing that can’t be fixed with WD-40 and duct tape.Actually there is a slide show at link with some applications of this amazing stuff.

    http://www.rd.com/slideshows/13-amazing-uses-for-wd-40/?trkid=outbrain-all

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    • GP

      I will take your word for it these were fun to look it.
      I just find it so annoying when websites list things, or give you recipes and you have to keep loading new pages to see each one. They are just upping their page hits for revenue, so I refuse to play.

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  14. Pistol Pete

    Rich Texas woman hires private HELICOPTER to get her off 8,000-foot mountain after deciding rescuers lugging her down on stretcher are ‘too slow’

    Are you sure it wasn’t Stretch Pelosi? Cankles Klintoon?Meemeemeechelle Mah Belle?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2377135/Nancy-Allen-helicopter-Rich-Texas-woman-hires-private-HELICOPTER-8-000-foot-mountain.html?ico=ushome

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  15. Pistol Pete

    TV goes to the dogs with first channel for canines
    I GOT TEN BUCKS THAT SAYS THEY GET HIGHER RATINGS THAN MSLSD
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/25/television-dogtv-idUSL1N0FT1ZZ20130725?type=companyNews&feedType=RSS&feedName=companyNews&rpc=43

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Curious how they plan to finance it. Dogs are not real helpful when it comes to making shopping lists and only PetSmart lets them inside the store, so commercials really aren’t going to be much good as revenue. I’m not getting cable for the dogs, but I would buy a DVD for when Dearest is too busy or the weather is just too awful for walkies. I give them pigs ears when they get antsy, but a doggy friendly DVD would be good too, and cheaper.

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      • They make special DVDs for cats. There must be some for dogs as well.

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          ROFLLL love the pic!!

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        • GP

          I remember when that dvd came out. The news anchor said go and get your cat and put it in front of the TV. I did, thinking she would not even bother to look. She went nuts! It was so funny watching her try to run behind the TV to catch the chipmunk.
          Actually, I think that was in the days of VHS. I bet the video is on the internet somewhere now.

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  16. Pistol Pete

    WE OLD FOLK SAW THESE ALL AS KIDS AND THOUGHT NOTHING OF IT.IN TODAY’S PC WORLD THE LIBTARDS WOULD BE HAVING CORONARIES

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      These would be the same libtards who have NO PROBLEM with television showing people peeing on Jesus.

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    • Awwww, they left out my favorite — the Silly Symphony about Santa’s workshop, where the elves are making dolls on an assembly line… the little blonde-haired, blue-eyed doll says “Mama!”…. and then the little golliwog with a headful of braids says “Mammy!”…. it cracks me up every time.

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  17. Good day. I’m several days behind on my PoliNation reading. Again. I’ve been programming. It’s like going on vacation from time-consciousness. Without the going anywhere enjoyable.

    I was inspired to pass something on to PoliNation. Hope you don’t mind. Hope I’m not repeating something touched on here before. Forgive the length.

    First of all, you know the young girl, Akiane Kramarik, who says she paints what she sees in heaven? Video here.

    She painted this picture of Jesus, as she saw him.

    Well, you may also know about the kid, Alex Marlarkey, who “died” and came back with stories of heaven? The Mindful Mrs is reading about him in “Heaven is for Real.” (Amazon link) Alex told his dad, he’d met the dad’s grandfather (“Pop”) in heaven. They showed him a picture of the grandfather, old, and the kid said, no, that’s not him. Then, they got a picture of him as a young man, and when the kid saw it, he said, “Where’d you get the picture of Pop?”

    So, Part Two: The parents kept showing him paintings of “Jesus,” and he’d always say, no, no, that’s not him. Got to the point they’d ask him, not whether, but what was wrong with each picture. Then they showed him Kramarik’s painting, without any introduction except to ask what was wrong with this one.

    The kid was quiet a while, then said, “Nothing.” Basically identified that as the appearance of Jesus he met in heaven.

    It’s a nice face. Yet all my scam meters go off. It’s like UFOlogists who pick up on each other’s ideas like they were doing improv, “Oh, yeah, the Greens are out there, but the Grays are the dominant alien race who live at the center of the earth.” Or the Tyrant types who seem to automatically know each other’s latest memes, with or without Journolist. I wouldn’t suspect the kids, of course, but the possible “stage parents.” Still… Nice face. And the young girl is undeniably talented.

    PS. For comparison, one of those restored-from-the-Shroud of Turin pictures of Jesus here.

    PPS: “Jesus is the first person you meet in Heaven,” the little boy told a near-death old man one day. With all respect to the love of the Son, I would not have expected that, well, for the average survivor anyway. However, you might think this peculiar, but when Mrs read that to me, the concept reminded me of GW Bush’s quiet, personal meetings with wounded & returning vets of the wars he initiated. Since we go through this sin-torn world at His behest, as it were.

    It is a nice face.

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  18. Pistol Pete

    Mindful,I have NO CLUE what you’re talking about.What am I not getting?

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