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Re: eeeew! a seal with an eel up it's nose
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Reply to: #969151 by Grrly Girl
Dec 7, 2018 12:03pm
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That sound like a Dr. Seuss title

The Seal with an Eel Up It's Nose

I'm sorry to say
I'm sad to report
That I found a seal
In a terrible sort

The seals they do probe
They are looking for food
The eels try to escape
Ending up the seal's snood

The seals go back to the beach
Go up on the land
And begin to wheeze
Up on the sand

The problem you see,
Had by these seals
Are these things up their nose
These thing are small eels

Then the humans do see
That seal and his wheeze
They do want to help
The seal they will please

After a look, a real close exam
The eel was removed
by the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program

This latest nose eel was also removed,
With a “slow, steady pull.”
The seal was unharmed;
But at least the eel was all whole

The seal was released
Back out on the beach
But if you're an eel
No noses! We beseech




Footnote: "Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program" just doesn't work in the meter of Seuss, but I did what I could.
Re: eeeew! a seal with an eel up it's nose
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Reply to: #969161 by Oberon_Kenobi
Dec 7, 2018 1:08pm
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Re: eeeew! a seal with an eel up it's nose
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Reply to: #969151 by Grrly Girl
Dec 7, 2018 1:59pm
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Hummm....sounds like an old vaudeville routine.

Didja hear the one about the seal with the eel stuck up it's nose?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcYppAs6ZdI
Re: eeeew! a seal with an eel up it's nose
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Reply to: #969151 by Grrly Girl
Dec 7, 2018 2:08pm
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Re: eeeew! a seal with an eel up it's nose
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Reply to: #969166 by west dover quidditch team
Dec 7, 2018 4:47pm
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Wow, that is one of the best horrible puns I've heard lately!!
Re: eeeew! a seal with an eel up it's nose
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Reply to: #969168 by Public Hand
Dec 7, 2018 7:07pm
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I can't believe I read the whole thing!
Re: eeeew! a seal with an eel up it's nose
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Reply to: #969152 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 8, 2018 7:18pm
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Also, FYI, you can shorten long URLs here: https://tinyurl.com

I have to laugh. I thought the same thing, except I was thinking that everything after the ? in the URL is just for tracking purposes and could safely be removed shortening the URL by probably 75%. Not as tiny as tinyurl, though!

But I'm amused that we can have the same thought and come up with two completely different solutions!

-- Ryan
Anyone going to GenCon 2019?
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Jun 25, 2019 4:05am
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It's my year to go to Gen Con with my husband. Every year that I go I carve a stamp. I'm always hoping one or two boxing fiends will be there. Currently I have two from previous years, and I'm wondering if I should carve one for this year. But if no one's going except me should I?
Re: Anyone going to GenCon 2019?
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Reply to: #976663 by SeerMeesh
Jun 25, 2019 5:43am
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It doesn't matter if you're the only one going; if you like carving, and if you want to carve one, then you should carve one. If any of your fiends show up, you're prepared. If they don't show, well, you've got a new stamp to use, and you had the fun of carving it. Plus, maybe you'll meet someone new and need to stamp something.

These fiends of yours - into letterboxing in a major way, are they ? ;^)

Hugs to you, and enjoy yourself while carving and attending. :^)
Re: Anyone going to GenCon 2019?
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Reply to: #976669 by BetsyLee
Jun 25, 2019 8:34am
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These tend to have dates carved in. Is that usually a problem?
Re: Anyone going to GenCon 2019?
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Reply to: #976679 by SeerMeesh
Jun 25, 2019 4:45pm
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Sure, carve a date, why not? New stamp, new date. :^)
Boris Johnson
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Jul 23, 2019 7:40am
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I’m not sure where else to post this. I figured Miscellaneous Oddities would do.
I’m watching reports on the new British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.
Apparently he is known for his gaffes.
One quote of his is, “Muslim women who wear burkas look like letterboxers and bank robbers.”
Re: Boris Johnson
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Reply to: #977624 by Sits N Knits
Jul 23, 2019 8:03am
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I'm truly surprised that he was picked, especially after his stint as mayor of London.

TG
Re: Boris Johnson
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Reply to: #977625 by Trekkie Gal
Jul 23, 2019 8:16am
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After seeing this mornings news clip it looks like Johnson and Trump are brothers from different mothers.
Re: Boris Johnson
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Reply to: #977624 by Sits N Knits
Jul 23, 2019 11:20am
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I'm thinking he said LetterboxES as in 'mail a letter'. Still stupid but it makes more sense. :)
Free calendar
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Nov 8, 2019 4:59pm
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I get a lot of calendars in the mail, but I have a 2019-2020 "Jewish Art Calendar" if anyone is interested. I hate to throw it away, I'm becoming more and more like my mother every day. AQ me and I'll mail it to you.
Re: Free calendar
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Reply to: #980961 by Topcollector
Nov 11, 2019 11:37am
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You can take the pages and make envelopes out of them. I've done that for years.

Back when I had to send a car payment to a bank in Cincinnati, I would send it in envelopes I made from car ads in magazines.

They might not have noticed the tie-in but it always made me smile! =)

KuKu
Re: Free calendar
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Reply to: #981032 by KuKu
Nov 11, 2019 11:53am
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I've made envelopes out of calendars and magazine ads, too! But that was 20 or so years ago when I sent letters. My daughter was the envy of her college friends who were always curious about what envelope her mom had sent that week.
Re: Free calendar
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Reply to: #980961 by Topcollector
Nov 11, 2019 2:26pm
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Calendar page LTC tracker!
anyone know what this is?
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Jan 28, 2020 12:25pm
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Re: anyone know what this is?
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Reply to: #982914 by Grrly Girl
Jan 28, 2020 12:42pm
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I sent the photo to my brother in law who is a restoration architect in Tennessee.
Re: anyone know what this is?
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Reply to: #982914 by Grrly Girl
Jan 28, 2020 1:37pm
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I was looking on this web site to see if I found another item like that. So far I have not. The page may give you some ideas, though.
Re: anyone know what this is?
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Reply to: #982914 by Grrly Girl
Jan 28, 2020 1:51pm
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I'm going to just guess, so don't take this as "the answer".
I think it is a broken latch from an old style latch closure, similar to a thumb latch, but perhaps the type that locks a door shut. It would have been on a barn door, or half door. The narrow end is where I think the rest has broken off.
Re: anyone know what this is?
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Reply to: #982914 by Grrly Girl
Jan 28, 2020 7:50pm
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I’m pretty sure that’s a doohickey. Either that or a thing-a-mabob.

(Seriously though, I know another message board that might know... stay tuned)
Re: anyone know what this is?
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Reply to: #982914 by Grrly Girl
Jan 28, 2020 9:01pm
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Adjustable cleat for an old work bench?
Re: anyone know what this is?
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Reply to: #982932 by dingus dufus
Jan 29, 2020 9:54am
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That was my initial guess. A bench dog?
Re: anyone know what this is?
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Reply to: #982914 by Grrly Girl
Jan 29, 2020 5:24pm
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It kind of looks like a broken pedal from an old tractor. There was a small one you used with your foot, but it's been years since I drive an old tractor so I don't remember what it did.
Re: anyone know what this is?
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Reply to: #982970 by LROSEM
Jan 30, 2020 10:32am
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Follow up: the consensus from the other forum is bench dog.
Re: anyone know what this is?
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Reply to: #982992 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Jan 30, 2020 4:24pm
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Follow up: the consensus from the other forum is bench dog.

Thanks, I'll check back with my "code" group and see what they say.
Re: anyone know what this is?
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Reply to: #983005 by Grrly Girl
Jan 30, 2020 5:26pm
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I haven’t heard back from my awol brother in law but will post when I do.