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Hey, flatlanders!

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by flange, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    What language are they speaking in?
     
  2. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    What I think is funny is that if you fall 50 feet or fall 500 feet, you will be dead either way.

    But for some reason or another at 50 feet I'm calm and cool, but then watching the video of those guys being 500 feet up or whatever it may be just about give me a heart attack lol
     
  3. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    500' gives you a lot more time to think about what lies ahead than 50' does.
     
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  4. knave

    knave Undeterred

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  5. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    Highs don’t bother me
     
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  6. MOFO the psychic gorilla

    MOFO the psychic gorilla sitting on two achers

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    After the kids welding crash course he was asking how they welded those big beams together up so high. I said they just bolt them together :cool:

    That looks like a nice day. Imagine doing that in cold shitty weather :popcorn:
     
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  7. Daryl_Dixon

    Daryl_Dixon New Member

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    a few seconds

    a few extra seconds with a lot of thoughts!
     
  8. LemonWizard

    LemonWizard Blinky Lights Wizard

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    Being in a lift is as good as being on the ground unless you're parked on an incline.

    Or you randomly start having seizures and people have to drive over with other lifts to keep you from flopping out of the basket. That happened to one of our guys onnce.
     
  9. Catpower

    Catpower The Crowd Pleaser

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    For some reason, I hate scissor lifts but will ride a snorkel to as high as it will go and it doesn't bother me a bit.

    When I was at the BEP they had a big snorkel either 60 or 80 feet I can't remember but I would have to use it to get to VAV boxes to work on them, when you are extended at about a 15-20 degree angle stretched out all the way it can get a little springy
     
  10. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    Yep. We used them to paint the pier side of the ship in the Navy. Extended down low enough that the little waves would splash against the bottom of the basket. Springy is a good description.
     
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  11. Catpower

    Catpower The Crowd Pleaser

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    I hate painting so bad if they told me I was going to paint a whole ship, I would have deserted:lachen::lachen::lachen:
     
  12. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    The benefit of making rank. Once I made E-4 I never painted another thing. I had E-3 and below to do that. I would stupidvise.
     
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  13. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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    That's when you joined the Air Force
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  14. Catpower

    Catpower The Crowd Pleaser

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    I joined the Air Force to get away from raising turkeys

    And painting, there were some summers if we weren't hauling turkey feed, baling hay, shelling corn, walking bean, there were always 5 gallon buckets of barn red paint. I swear I was in the second semester before I got the barn red paint out of my pores:lachen::lachen::lachen::lachen:
     
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  15. LemonWizard

    LemonWizard Blinky Lights Wizard

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    What was the purpose of painting barns red anyways? Tradition?
     
  16. Catpower

    Catpower The Crowd Pleaser

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    I have no idea, it was that way way before I was ever thought of:dunno:
     
  17. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    Our barn is white :dunno:
     
  18. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    Hundreds of years ago, many farmers would seal their barns with linseed oil, which is an orange-colored oil derived from the seeds of the flax plant. To this oil, they would add a variety of things, most often milk and lime, but also ferrous oxide, or rust. ... It turned the mixture red in color.
     
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  19. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    The ferrous oxide killed fungus that trapped moisture and caused wood rot.
     
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  20. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    We use to use a linseed oil mixture to seal the silo doors