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  1. 8 points
    Been checking out my other forums. The snowmobile forum was angry when they didn't have snow. Now they have snow but it's too cold to ride. Lets go over and ask if they'd mind us riding our fat bikes on their trails since it's too cold for them. They HATE Fat Bikes!
  2. 7 points
    2Far

    Who wants to join me

    Circa 1978. Cold winter night in the north country of NYS. 2Far headed back to school sees a car with a flat tire on the side of the road. Being the snow-jedi that he was, he stops to render aid. A SUNY coed is the driver of the disabled vehicle. 2Far begins to change the tire. Manages to get the jack out & on a firm piece under the car before his gloved hands quit working. Since her car is still running, he hops in coed's cars to warm up hands. Goes outside for round two. Gets the 5 lug nuts loose & car off the ground and the hands freeze up again. Gets in the car, coed says your hands will get warmer faster if you put them between my legs. 2Far agrees and complies. Goes outside for round three. Nuts off. Tire off, Spare on. three nuts back on. Hands cold. Back in car. 2Far reaches towards previously warm spot. Coed holds his hands and asks "Don't your ears ever get cold?"
  3. 7 points
    BR46

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    It's only -19° with 25 mph winds. How bad could it be. Why pay for a service that I can do myself. That would be like paying for a hand job from a hooker.
  4. 6 points
    I think it’s going to take a bigger battery than that.
  5. 6 points
    Page Turner

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    ....this might be the time to share my epic story of trying to start the '68 Dart outside in the circular driveway out at the lake in MN. It was 20 below that night, and when I needed to start it (really, really, really needed to start it), it had warmed up to 10 below. So I got out the tools I thought I'd need, and the spray ether, and some gloves I could slip on and off quickly. Put the tools next to the wood stove, for prewarming. I figured I would go out for a while, then when it got too bad, come inside and warm up. Rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat. There's this trick where you pull a couple of spark plugs to lower the compression so you can get the engine to spin a little first. But at ten below zero, the spark plug wires were too stiff to pull off, so I ended up breaking off the tops of all the plugs, which was easy at ten below. Then I pulled out the tops from the wires, went inside to get the ratchet, socket and extension and a fresh set of plugs. Warmed them up on the stove. Went back outside with the ratchet and got the old plug remains out, which was surprisingly easy (probably because I use anti-seize to install plugs). Got the new ones in on the next trip, went back in for a final warmup, then came out and sprayed the carb throat full of ether. Got it to fire once or twice in one or two cylinders, then nothing. Got my friend to start the tractor ( which had a heater installed in it and was parked inside the barn). Threw on a chain to pull start it, and pulled it down the driveway, successfully pull starting the sucker. Success !!! In removing the tow chain, he flipped the hook up and knocked a hole in the radiator. I hope you have better luck with the battery.
  6. 6 points
    Hokey expressions don't really seem appropriate when you're discussing a serious topic and potential ethics breach. And that's the darn tootin' truth.
  7. 5 points
    dennis

    Damn, it is cold.

    Minnesota Resident Thinking Of Finally Packing It All Up And Moving Someplace Warm Like Michigan Yesterday 2:35pm SEE MORE: WEATHER MINNEAPOLIS—Admitting that this week’s extreme wind chills were starting to get to her, Minnesota resident Anne Mauer confirmed Tuesday that she’s seriously thinking of packing it all up and moving somewhere warm like Michigan. “The winters here can be so brutal. Maybe it’s about time I go someplace down south like Detroit or Kalamazoo,” said Mauer, adding that she had even applied to a few jobs in Iowa but worried it’d be too far from her friends and family back home. “I visited my sister in Ohio last Christmas, and the lowest it ever got there was, like, 10 degrees. It was so nice. Supposedly, they only had, like, two and a half feet of snow all winter. That’s what I want.” At press time, Mauer had given up plans to move and settled instead on a week-long vacation in Rochester.
  8. 4 points
    team scooter

    Ruby Confusion

    What confusion? Enquiring minds want to know.
  9. 4 points
    tybeegb

    Damn, it is cold.

    I will not complain about the 32F it is on the island.
  10. 4 points
    RalphWaldoMooseworth

    The trophy emoji

    Not QUITE everyone or every post. We do need to guard against trophy inflation.
  11. 4 points
    sheep_herder

    No mail tomorrow

    It stays a bit warmer than the outside temperature, due to the body warmth of the animals. But we often provide an area with a heat lamp for the lambs to sleep and converse with their buddies. Ewes are excluded from these areas. The most important thing is for the ewes to keep the lambs full of milk. They can survive some pretty cold conditions with a full stomach.
  12. 3 points
    RalphWaldoMooseworth

    Damn, it is cold.

    Man I love my couch!
  13. 3 points
    Further

    The trophy emoji

    Do you tap it to say 'thanks' or award a trophy ? I award a trophy. I would think the 'thanks' emoji would be a shaolin monk pressing hands and nodding
  14. 3 points
    I know Gordon Liddy.
  15. 3 points
    Tapeworm.
  16. 3 points
    Of course. I am not a dummy. Priorities.
  17. 3 points
    Where is the best place to mount a carbon fiber kick stand on a sled?
  18. 3 points
    are they ardent defenders of only using Winter air? Because I still have some fall air in my tyres.
  19. 3 points
    Chris...

    Rugby confusion

    Offense and defense intertwine. This isn’t that American football where you get a break
  20. 3 points
    BuffJim

    2019-01-30 Birthdays

    Happy Milestone Birthday. 60 is the new 40. And 9:30 is the new Midnight!!!
  21. 3 points
    People may pick up slang expressions and then use them without thinking about the appropriateness at the time. As I get older I find some expressions of those younger to be "surprising" to use a word. Familiarity sometimes leads people to be a bit more conversational and less professional in certain unfortunate cases. And that ain't no shit. Yes, even back in the day we had to arrange for a week or so of "civilian world correction" for sailors we knew were going home to visit family and relatives so that they would not cause mom's to faint away in shock.
  22. 3 points
    Airehead

    The trophy emoji

    As a trophy. Everyone gets one.
  23. 3 points
    JerrySTL

    No mail tomorrow

    My father dragged a mail bag for a living. I'm glad that the USPS has enough sense to not put their employees in harms way.
  24. 2 points
    Superintendents and School Administrators have turned to closing schools with music videos, song and dance... You can no longer just announce that school is closed.... What will you do We will gladly critique your video if you need help
  25. 2 points
    jsharr

    The trophy emoji

  26. 2 points
    I know for a fact our kids can use a little more outdoor time and get away from the electronics... Today I was thinking on getting the kids into geocaching. It will make them stretch their legs more, and start using then noggins for finding hidden treasures spread across the land. Maybe it will also teach them what poisonous plants not to touch as well. I have always been a nature person... wanting to go out on hikes and long ass walks for fun... The wife said she will take picture of nature while we roam the lands... she is not really into wanting to find things left by others. Only time will tell on how long it takes my kids to figure out it's not for them and they are boring.
  27. 2 points
    You should see the guy that does my windows!
  28. 2 points
    Kzoo

    Who wants to join me

    I clicked Learn More but nothing happened...
  29. 2 points
    2Far

    Who wants to join me

  30. 2 points
    JerrySTL

    Not an e-bike thread...

    We all might. More than 36,000 pounds of Tyson chicken nuggets recalled because they may contain rubber https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/01/29/tyson-chicken-recall-rubber-may-contaminate-nuggets-usda-says/2717993002/ I wonder why they were all rubbery.
  31. 2 points
    Longjohn

    I am damn hungry. Why?

    My oncologist said I have regained four pounds since July, yay!
  32. 2 points
    Bow Chicka Bow Wow! Chicka Bow Wow Wow
  33. 2 points
    Zackny

    Now they’re using the B word

    In 97 along ethnic 177 on a north facing slope there was snow until mid June. We had a contractor work on the Hill that winter and in July 15th there was still ice along the main skid trail they had used.
  34. 2 points
    FIFY Waiting.... Can't wait....
  35. 2 points
    Zackny

    Now they’re using the B word

    Just another day in the north country
  36. 2 points
    Randomguy

    I am damn hungry. Why?

    ???
  37. 2 points
    That would be just the type of post to get a reaction.
  38. 2 points
    maddmaxx

    Who wants to join me

    AAA.
  39. 2 points
    there is a Royale Wit Cheese waiting on your desk.
  40. 2 points
    Zackny

    Damn, it is cold.

    We may get 5 feet of snow but the coldest we’ll see is maybe 5 below.
  41. 2 points
    petitepedal

    Damn, it is cold.

    Yeah...it doesn't translate to folks down south...unless you have experienced it..or at least close to it...you don't understand. The guy who worked on my vehicle in Texas was part of a group of church teachers where I worked..and he liked to tell the story of opening up my hood and seeing "Good to -40" painted on the cover of the air filter They kept asking me how I dressed? Well...hell you don't stand out in it all day...(unless you have to work outside)...you dress for it and limit your exposure. I have mentioned it before..back when I was about 20 years old...after a "cold spell" it warmed up to -10 with no wind...just sunshine...and we went cross country skiing...properly dressed, using a chapstick like thing on your face...and we were good to go....and our "normal" route was 2 to 3 hours out in the woods...
  42. 2 points
    When that packet you're tearing open is an eyeglasses cleaner.
  43. 2 points
    shootingstar

    2019-01-30 Birthdays

    Some weird stuff has already happened... Too complicated to explain now. Laters...
  44. 2 points
    There was a brief time when I was first discharged from the Navy that I considered going back to Miami and trying to hire on as crew on some rich sob's boat. It probably would have been like being a flight attendant on Wilbur's plane.
  45. 2 points
    DH is a total perv, I am sure of it.
  46. 2 points
    Kzoo

    Rugby confusion

    I can help you there... The offenses job is to get past the defense and score. The defenses job is to stop the offense from scoring. You’re welcome.
  47. 2 points
    The LF beer one was better
  48. 2 points
    Chris...

    Pallet wood projects

    My wife is nuts about them. I did this wall yesterday
  49. 2 points
    KrAzY

    New mattress shopping

    we have a tempurpedic... I love the damn thing!!! Ours moves up and down like a hospital bed... awesome for watching TV or when your SO is snoring like a damn chainsaw... raise it up a little and they stop!!
  50. 2 points
    Kirby

    New mattress shopping

    Sure $51K seems like a lot, but it does include a free box spring.
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