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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,484
    RIP Merle.  I'm glad he's not around to read about his song being defamed on a BBQ forum. 
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,607
    My theory on golf clubs:  Every set comes with a specific number of good shots already assigned.  Thus really good golfers have to get new sets quite frequently while us duffers can get by for many years before exhausting the good shot account.  FWIW-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • westernbbqwesternbbq Posts: 2,287
    Mercedes 240D with 4 speed stick shift...,automotive cockroach...
  • RalphieBoyRalphieBoy Posts: 78
    Filson. Seattle Washington 
    Large, Small, Mini Max & Mini.
    Wishlist XXL, XL & Medium 
  • nlovoldnlovold Posts: 171
    KennyLee said:
    Browning Belgium A5 Light 12 gauge.....multiple lifetimes actually.
    Nice.  I have one of these too that my grandfather gave to me.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 27,865
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 1,806
    SamIAm2 said:
    All this talk of Snap-tools jogged my memory; takes me way back to 1972 - dang getting old. When I got transferred to NOTU during the MK-48 competition between Westinghouse and Gould systems we had full Snap-on Roll cabinets with top cabinets for each line. Those tools just felt right in my hand, a real pleasure to use. Tore down and rebuilt a lot of engines using those and never suffered hand fatigue. Couldn't afford them as a civilian so went with Craftsman, good tools but not the same feel. Thanks for the reminder. 
    I take it this is NOTU as is PCAN, and MK-48 as in the torpedoes?
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    Southeastern CT. 
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 1,806
    SkySaw said:
    Surprised that there is not more mention of American made shoes here. I have a pair of Allen Edmonds shoes that are 30 years old, and look better than when I bought them. A high quality pair of shoes can have the soles and heels replaced when they wear out, and the leather uppers become more comfortable and better looking over time, provided that you polish them up a couple of times a year. 

    A pair of shoes from Alden, Red Wing, or Allen Edmonds, just to name a few American manufacturers is truly a lifetime purchase.
    I have 3 pairs of A-E shoes, matching belts, and the leather weekend bag. Love that company and their products. 
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    Southeastern CT. 
  • leemschuleemschu Posts: 449
    Nightforce rifle scopes.
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,909
    edited June 5
    Filson. Seattle Washington 
    Considering I’m on my third Filson wallet, I will disagree. 
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,024
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 1,806
    Socks by Smartwool, when I am wearing shoes with socks I am usually wearing them. They may not last forever but they last for years.
    I find the EMS store brand wool socks last longer. My Smartwool socks wore through at the back of the heel where the shoe contacts. 
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    Southeastern CT. 
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,583
    CTMike said:
    Socks by Smartwool, when I am wearing shoes with socks I am usually wearing them. They may not last forever but they last for years.
    I find the EMS store brand wool socks last longer. My Smartwool socks wore through at the back of the heel where the shoe contacts. 
    try Darn Tough socks.  a bit spendy for socks, but they just fit well, never get a rub spot, they don't wear out and lots of variety in height and weight of socks
    Austin, TX
  • SoCal_GrillerSoCal_Griller Posts: 512
    I have an iMac that I bought in 2009.  Damn thing won't die.  I talked SWMBO into letting me buy one based on that argument.  She is laughing now (again!).
    Simi Valley, California
    LBGE, PBC, Annova, SMOBot
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,276
    I have an iMac that I bought in 2009.  Damn thing won't die.  I talked SWMBO into letting me buy one based on that argument.  She is laughing now (again!).
    Mine (bought in 2011) died one month before the Applecare policy expired. Been going strong since it was repaired but I really want one of the iMac Pro models so I won't be too sad if it starts hicupping any day now.

    On the lifetime purchase front tho - the pc speakers I have plugged into my iMac now are the same Cambridge Soundworks speakers that I have been using for more than a couple of decades. Still sounding great!
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 1,806
    edited June 5
    HeavyG said:
    I have an iMac that I bought in 2009.  Damn thing won't die.  I talked SWMBO into letting me buy one based on that argument.  She is laughing now (again!).
    Mine (bought in 2011) died one month before the Applecare policy expired. Been going strong since it was repaired but I really want one of the iMac Pro models so I won't be too sad if it starts hicupping any day now.

    On the lifetime purchase front tho - the pc speakers I have plugged into my iMac now are the same Cambridge Soundworks speakers that I have been using for more than a couple of decades. Still sounding great!
    I purchased my iMac 27” in 2010, and my MBP 17” a couple years later. Never had a problem with either, never crashed or locked up. Can’t justify a new one to my wife when the damn things just keep working. 
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    Southeastern CT. 
  • SamIAm2SamIAm2 Posts: 912
    CTMike said:
    SamIAm2 said:
    All this talk of Snap-tools jogged my memory; takes me way back to 1972 - dang getting old. When I got transferred to NOTU during the MK-48 competition between Westinghouse and Gould systems we had full Snap-on Roll cabinets with top cabinets for each line. Those tools just felt right in my hand, a real pleasure to use. Tore down and rebuilt a lot of engines using those and never suffered hand fatigue. Couldn't afford them as a civilian so went with Craftsman, good tools but not the same feel. Thanks for the reminder. 
    I take it this is NOTU as is PCAN, and MK-48 as in the torpedoes?
    You are correct although I didn't work at PCAN but at CX-30 on the Air Force side of the Cape. Only went to PCAN for lunch at the Greenhouse which was a small building with a bar (canned beer only) and sandwiches. Different times and rules back then.
    Ubi panis, ibi patria.
    Large - Roswell rig, MiniMax-PS Woo; Cocoa, Fl.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,684
    I have an iMac that I bought in 2009.  Damn thing won't die.  I talked SWMBO into letting me buy one based on that argument.  She is laughing now (again!).
    Gotcha beat, mine's a 2007 and still running strong!  However, OS updates stopped a few years ago for that model, and when I bought my Nikon Df a driver for that camera was not available for that old an OS.  
    So, I now also have a 2015 iMac with a 27" Retina display (beautiful, but I think the resolution improvements have now surpassed my aging eyes).  No wifey to laugh at me (but I can't cook as often, too many leftovers).  
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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • oldgeezeystaxoldgeezeystax Posts: 218
    Legume said:
    CTMike said:
    Socks by Smartwool, when I am wearing shoes with socks I am usually wearing them. They may not last forever but they last for years.
    I find the EMS store brand wool socks last longer. My Smartwool socks wore through at the back of the heel where the shoe contacts. 
    try Darn Tough socks.  a bit spendy for socks, but they just fit well, never get a rub spot, they don't wear out and lots of variety in height and weight of socks
    and DT has a lifetime warranty. I've basically replaced all of my work (business casual) socks with DT socks, one less thing I need to worry about because I used to chew right through whatever cheap socks I would get before. GoBros has sales on DT pretty often, I think they are having a 15% sale for fathers day.
    Frederick, MD - LBGE and some accessories
  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 2,158
    edited June 6
    https://youtu.be/L4T0QmSCTq0



    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lgCyXw2EWuA

    There must be a way to embed a youtube video..
    Large BGE and Medium BGE
    36" Blackstone - Greensboro!


  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 1,806
    SamIAm2 said:
    CTMike said:
    SamIAm2 said:
    All this talk of Snap-tools jogged my memory; takes me way back to 1972 - dang getting old. When I got transferred to NOTU during the MK-48 competition between Westinghouse and Gould systems we had full Snap-on Roll cabinets with top cabinets for each line. Those tools just felt right in my hand, a real pleasure to use. Tore down and rebuilt a lot of engines using those and never suffered hand fatigue. Couldn't afford them as a civilian so went with Craftsman, good tools but not the same feel. Thanks for the reminder. 
    I take it this is NOTU as is PCAN, and MK-48 as in the torpedoes?
    You are correct although I didn't work at PCAN but at CX-30 on the Air Force side of the Cape. Only went to PCAN for lunch at the Greenhouse which was a small building with a bar (canned beer only) and sandwiches. Different times and rules back then.
    Believe me that as a bubblehead I am extremely familiar with the Greenhouse. 
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    Southeastern CT. 
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,684
    https://youtu.be/L4T0QmSCTq0



    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lgCyXw2EWuA

    There must be a way to embed a youtube video..
    There is; just post the url without any brackets, modifiers, potions or formatting around it.  Nobody would tell me this, either.
     

     

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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,347
    Mercedes 240D with 4 speed stick shift...,automotive cockroach...
    That was my first Benz which I treated myself to for kicking a 3 pack a day habit of Marlboros. Some buddies at first ribbed me for buying a deisel let alone a stick shift Benz! All that scoffing/ribbing ended when I showed the mouthy ones by leaving rubber peeling out of a golf course! 

    Oh how I wish I had hung on to that car.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • JethroVAJethroVA Posts: 1,048
    my 2000 toyota 4player, I mean 4runner, is running about 248k miles.  Check the gas and fill 'er up with oil.  Still running strong and the paint looks like new 
    Richmond, VA. Large BGE, Weber gas, little Weber charcoal. Vintage ManGrates. No FireWires Yet. Hoping to win some soon.
  • JethroVAJethroVA Posts: 1,048
    @KennyLee my 82 year old dad has a Belgium made Browning 12 gauge probably from the '40s or '50s.   he's probably killed a couple dozen deer with it. i'm gonna hafta wrassle my younger brother for it after my dad dies. 
    Richmond, VA. Large BGE, Weber gas, little Weber charcoal. Vintage ManGrates. No FireWires Yet. Hoping to win some soon.
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,909
    JethroVA said:
    @KennyLee my 82 year old dad has a Belgium made Browning 12 gauge probably from the '40s or '50s.   he's probably killed a couple dozen deer with it. i'm gonna hafta wrassle my younger brother for it after my dad dies. 
    Nice. My grandfather bought a pre Sweet Sixteen in the 1930s that was chambered in 2 1/2”. He had it smithed over the years to accept the 2 3/4s. It’s still in like new condition. After he died 38 years ago, my dad found the original receipt that was tucked away behind the stock plate. $35.50 sale price. Dad has a Belgium A5 Magnum.  He won’t shoot anything else. 
  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 7,535
    My Dad had a Colt M1911 A1 in .45 ACP.  The Parkerized  finish makes it green. Its beautiful.  When he came down with Alzheimers, but was still at home, I grabbed it because Alzheimers can make sufferers violent.  Smart move on my part.  After my Dad was taken to a home, my brother asked me where the pistol was.  I figured he knew it was worth a few dollars.  I told him I grabbed it to keep everyone safe.  My brother, a devout anti-gun sort, said he wanted it.  Why I ask.  So I can turn it into the cops says he.  I laughed in his face.  A couple of weeks later, he had my Mom ask about it.  She said she thinks we should turn it over to the cops.  I think I can count on one hand the times I've defied my Mom.  I told her the pistol was now mine and that's the end of it.  I'll never get rid of it.
    Flint, Michigan
  • SpockSpock Posts: 2
    Swiss Army Knife!!!
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,024
    Spock said:
    Swiss Army Knife!!!

    Except for the toothpick. 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,484
    I can say from recent personal experience that a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan WILL NOT last a lifetime. 
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
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