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by Burger in Spokane
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Heinrich is out on personal leave, and tasked his cousin Euclid with bringing this message to me. It reads, "The above photo points out the 'Interscholastic Circus', which was founded in Paul, Idaho in 1887. Pyroclasties Uvonnovitch and Cyrus Paul combined their love for boots with athletic skill-bu...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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The cops really come running when some stranger gets his lizard out in public. Been a real problem, both past and present. The last photo is a rare shot of the Chugwater Regatta "River Run", where contestants race their bicycles up the river to Silver Plume and back. This shot, taken at the put-in/ ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Hard to believe
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Hard to believe

tdump wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:42 am
That could be repaired with spray welding and cut back to standard. :)
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Good business sense never goes out of style !
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

A lot of points we should focus on here: 1. Peg-legged man rescues two of pals 2. Board directs no suppression of fire facts 3. Two left feet 4. 360º swivel seat 5. Back-peddling Given the current situation, Heinrich asks that we please submit all comments through the link provided at the bottom cor...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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The laughs and smiles were held in reserve for the moment someone took a dip off the old lard ball. Old lard is hard to get and has a rich taste of goat's vomit, with a subtle tang of urine. Prized by the Pythagorians as a glue and pesticide, it was also used by the Calhoun County Home for Errant Mo...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OH! The Humanity!!
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Views: 241

Re: OH! The Humanity!!

What a wipe out !
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Spoonwistle was quite the character. Another of those with two left feet, he set sail for the seven seas from the Port of Saddlestring in the spring of '87 and returned an Admirable. He said the two left feet made sailing in circles a breeze, which was helpful in keeping the sails full. He once brou...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

The word we're looking for here is "FABULOUS!", right ?
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:40 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Views: 104704

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

The contaminated runoff from the Hoonigan Smelter above town caused Wolburnook's goats to vomit incessantly. Wolburnook had a lot of goats and the smell was atrocious. However, using the Vernicum Process, Wolburnook created a tangy tasting dessert that some people like. It sold in greater volumes th...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Lemon meringue was Stefon Wolburnook's solution for turning goat vomit into
a marketable dessert. His storefront was a series of vomit sales failures until he
hit upon this novel idea, even if it was a fraud.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:29 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Ah, ... the most memorable evening at Grunda Fulpants' home on the
Upper Terrace. She brought those chairs to Chugwater on the midnight
train.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:45 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Views: 104704

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

The Great Flood caught many Tri-Burg residents by surprise, as Vegas oddsmakers had put it at 200-to-1, with a 12 point spread for the following weekend. When it came early, people were just getting their sandbags out. Hiram Mogleshoop ran the express wagon between the Alphabet Mine and all three bu...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Views: 104704

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

I wonder if motor washers will interchange with prop wash rings ?
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:17 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Motor wash ! Who here doesn't remember being sent up to Supply to get a pallet
of prop wash for the choppers ? Sgt. Tightwad kept a firm grip on inventory and
you better have your paperwork in order if you wanted to come back to the hanger
with what your own Sergeant sent you for !
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your special T....
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: Your special T....

Kinda like David Dewey, my journey began, playing on a TT flatbed, that sat in quiet repose in Mrs. Miller's barn, over the hill from our farm. I thought that truck was SO cool ! Swore I'd get one some day. 50 years passed and it took a chopper crash, while playing with the yellow footprint boys in ...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looked at a TT today
Replies: 20
Views: 1173

Re: Looked at a TT today

Nothing good can come from this, you know .... First, you'll plug up a bunch of space in the shop. Then you'll waste a whole bunch of time and spend a lot of money. And all the while, you'll have this burning sensation to go drive it about an waste more time !!! And it never goes away ! DSC05334.jpg
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 23
Views: 1069

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

As an employer, my biggest concern is my employees, and the position they might find themselves in if a true "clamp" is placed on us all. I have scheduled 3 large projects in a row that have us all very out of sight and away from the public. Hopefully this will allow everytone to keep on working. I ...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Norbert's story is an interesting one, and kind of ties in with KD, through the use of KD's mathematronic prostibulator to determine his genetic history, where he learned he was half Altoonian and half Guacamolean. Unable to determine which half was which, his "disappearance" was more a matter of hi...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

If you turn to page 238 in the red hymnal, you will find a notation in the margin
that referes to the DORBITC. The Institute staff have fussed over the meaning for
years. I think you may have solved that mystery, Rich.

Exercising one's ghosts is said to be key to one's largo.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:06 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Views: 104704

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

The story behind the Stag Hotel is shrouded in mystery and intrigue.

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by Burger in Spokane
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Views: 104704

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Speaking of the Firecats, they won last night, in overtime against the visiting
Woozlenuts, 1-0. It was a nailbiter ! Film at 11:00
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Views: 104704

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

You are correct. In 1928 they introduced the Poopin' Coupe, and what a mess that was ! Fortunately for Tri-Burg residents, Chevrolet sales were prohibited in Calhoun County after the Amos Farquardt sandal scandal, and few, if any were sold in the area. In 1930, Reamus Farquardt rectified the sandal ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 29
Views: 1281

Re: Turn signals

I have the possible advantage with a flatbed TT of being a little more "forgiving" in terms of aesthetics, for adding turn signals. At least out back. I went with a similar period fixture. I was not concerned with doing anything up front at first, but later found some very small period fixtures that...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Views: 104704

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Hollyhocks are closely woven into the fabric of my own T experience. They grow like weeds, wherever you will let them around here. Thusly, they were immensely popular with early farmers and ranchers, as a way to keep the womenfolk in "pretty" out there in the dirt and dust, away from town. Lilacs we...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Views: 104704

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

With this level of creative history, is it any wonder ? I mean, how many times can
the T-drones cover what oil to use, water pumps, or Marvel Mystery Oil ?
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Am I the only one who has enjoyed how good Kalamity Dick's machines
looked in the garden ? His ability to blend and infuse his works with organic
"design" was a subtle talent he came by easily.
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looked at a TT today
Replies: 20
Views: 1173

Re: Looked at a TT today

Call Tom at the Antique Auto Ranch. He can help get that Ruckstell squared away
..... or the whole truck, for that matter. 509 . 535 . 7789
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1742
Views: 104704

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Before the days of celfones, wearing your sombrero in the movie theatre was
the big faux pas. Not sure if this was the case here though ....

Still trying to visualize 1000 mules ....
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Views: 104704

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Heinrich states that the old movie house was not razed, but was RAISED and moved to some location south of the border. Men speaking strange tongues and wearing sombreros came with many wheeled axles and a thousand mules. Or so says the June 21 edition of the Fecklersburg Weekly Reader. The report al...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: $5 Rigid shop vac!
Replies: 22
Views: 657

Re: $5 Rigid shop vac!

Fixing things ..... that's so old fashion ! :shock:
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 118
Views: 3879

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Scott_Conger wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:40 am
Burger

FDR - 1933
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It was FDR who said that you can't trust everything you read on the internet !

Don't you guys know anything ??? :roll:
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A T at work welding the pipeline.
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

Re: A T at work welding the pipeline.

Do you suppose Aussies talked funny back then too ?
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White oak bed
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: White oak bed

What George said ....

I would add that base coats over rougher surfaces will get a REALLY good bite, that
can be sanded after subsequent coats to get a smoother top coat, ... but you get that
superior bite from the first coat. Just my .02
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1742
Views: 104704

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

The Chief was a solemn man, but sad ? ... no. He is known to be quite the prankster, often substituting plinths with mullions, just to see the reaction of those who happen upon them. A lot of trade was and is done with the local natives, jackalope hides being just one commodity in high demand. The C...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 118
Views: 3879

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

There's nothing to fear, but fear itself - Abe Lincoln
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Anticipating a lack of future, Chugwater radio station sent KCHG reporter
Yolanda Smeltz to interview Chief Leaking Valve about his thinking of returning
to the old ways. The show airs on Sunday night, after the Yodeling Hour, with
Ira Staubelmeier.

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by Burger in Spokane
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:18 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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This afternoon, Governor Twixelbum convened an emergency meeting with
CHO officials and experts from Upper Wutan (where the virus originally showed
up) to plot a course of action.

It appears that either the dog does not care, or has already succumbed.

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by Burger in Spokane
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:14 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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The CHO (Chugwater Health Organization) issued a statement late Friday, saying that eye filth was the leading cause of transmission and that screen wipedowns were recommended, so I got the message, but thanks for the reminder. An image captured across the street from Ernie's shows those responsible ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:40 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Heinrich telegraphed a message to let everyone know that the Institute staff have
decided to self-quarantine during the current crisis and get all that work done down
in the basement that has needed doing now for a long time.

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by Burger in Spokane
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Year Identification Help
Replies: 24
Views: 707

Re: TT Year Identification Help

Steve Jelf wrote:

I could find no Iowa city with the initials WV, so my guess is that may be a fire district and not a city.

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Steve, It may be that the "V" stands for "Volunteer", like in "Westfield Volunteer
Fire Department" ....
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LOL HA HA HA HA HA "take a breath" LOL HA HA HA HA HA
Replies: 23
Views: 1719

Re: LOL HA HA HA HA HA "take a breath" LOL HA HA HA HA HA

Seems like a good deal, for the connesseur. When was the last time you saw one ?
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1742
Views: 104704

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

A live concert shot during Cuthbert's 1921 European tour. Enid Paltzny played the upright
logs as an opening solo act, but accompanied Cuthbert's band on many of their numbers.

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by Burger in Spokane
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Way OT, but still older...93 Toyota Supra upgrade. Super Zoom Zoom !!
Replies: 12
Views: 744

Re: Way OT, but still older...93 Toyota Supra upgrade. Super Zoom Zoom !!

A friend does these in the Dallas area. It is all he does. Those Supras sent from all
over the world for him to build into drag monsters. It is an interesting process to watch.
Much different than my 60's stuff !
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- That's Gonna Leave A Mark!
Replies: 10
Views: 1195

Re: Period Picture- That's Gonna Leave A Mark!

Erik, would you be so kind as to post a front and rear photo of the Hupmobile ?
They are such a seldom seen car anymore ! Thanks.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:47 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1742
Views: 104704

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Cuthbert built the original spoozaphone on the idea of a musical rocking horse, crossed with the bow of a violin or cello. He found the four man version optimal for melodic tone and allowed the players to best showcase their dexterity in rapid fire note playing and emotional expression. In fact, he ...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:56 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

A rarely seen album cover from Cuthbert's first solo release on the Corndog label. Sawing Timber sold many copies and three hits charted on the Chugwater Top 100, including "Wish I had some shoes" (9), "Diaper Rash" (6) and "Sawing Timber" (2). Wearing traditional Montana musicians uniforms, Cuthber...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 173
Views: 9143

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

I came into a pile of photos of Denver Gas & Electric Light Co. trucks:

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by Burger in Spokane
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:13 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

The crowd was always strong on account of the fresh monkberries and full moons, which were brought in on the night time trolley runs. Farklehurst and Pendledrake perfected the septic enchilada for the domestic market in 1889 (which led directly to Statehood for Idaho) and later developed a version f...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:56 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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An early photo of the cheesebasket factory on 1st Avenue. It is 1148hrs and the lunch trolley to Ernie's is pulling up on schedule to take the assembled crowd into town for the daily special and a slice of monkberry moon delight. The small-in- stature Pythagorians that worked in the cheese mine ofte...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:48 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

I have always loved the way Boon Shong said that. When addressing the 1994 class of Untermenschen, he thrilled the assemblage when he said "Never eat blue food" and "The cart of happiness breaks down under the baggage of life, closing with: "We are all just threads of hope, trying to weave us a bask...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 362
Views: 33259

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

The doctor said to the man terribly afflicted with OCD, "These pills will cure you
of your OCD. But before I give them to you, would you organize my office for me ?"
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:21 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

In the last photo, are we seeing KD's trouble with eye tendon tensioning irregularities, like he mentioned in his notes ? I guess he had quite a time of it, when this acted up and his shoes needing tying. Boon Shong has the same issue today and some say it has something to do with the gyratic sembul...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:45 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Slightly related, ... Oswald Moses' grand-nephew just released another new album.
He'll be doing a meet-n-greet with fans at Bixby's 5-and-dime all next week, during
the Regatta warm ups and rehearsals. You will recall Boon Shong from his summers
with Aunt Claire.

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by Burger in Spokane
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1937 Horch
Replies: 11
Views: 897

Re: 1937 Horch

What name did they stick him with ?
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1937 Horch
Replies: 11
Views: 897

Re: 1937 Horch

A favored car of the German political/military elite during the Third Reich period.
Look at period parade/event photos.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:27 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

One of those helping people that Rich mentions was Ernesto del Toejam, who keys in perfectly at this point of the narrative, as the truck in question was actually a knock-off of the FWD and was built by Toejam as the Funkbunkler Wombat Dirigible. It was identical to the commonly known FWD, except it...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 362
Views: 33259

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Probably a few two-inch 18 guage finish nails, driven through 1/2" sheetrock to hit framing
material, holding that railing together and to the walls. That oughta be enough, right ?
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:04 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Views: 104704

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Kalamity Dick so often appears to have a warm "glow" to his face in these photos. Was it just his general charm and demeanor ? Or perhaps the Happy Sally ? I am sure he was overjoyed at the flying of the Pythagorian flag. That always meant a lot fo him, on account of his working with frustrum cones ...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Healthcare in 1943
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Healthcare in 1943

How much would that be in prunes ???
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Healthcare in 1943
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Healthcare in 1943

I am pretty sure you could still do that today, don'cha think ?
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 TT Comes to Life
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: 1926 TT Comes to Life

Awesome. It was a truck like yours that we snuck into Mrs. Miller's shed to
play on. That truck inspired me to finally get one of my own. Thanks for sharing. 👍

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by Burger in Spokane
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm Astonished
Replies: 15
Views: 1337

Re: I'm Astonished

I normally use a starter to start my T's but every so often someone will ask me to demonstrate crank starting! Usually, if I am home and crank start, it starts right up and on a week long tour a couple years ago, the generator went out the first day so I crank started it every day and ran on mag. N...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1742
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

You have it half-right, Rich. The Fraternal Order of Beer Nuts was formed on 24 April, 1881, amongst the beer nut orchardists and harvesters. The Upper Terrace was covered in these orchards and extended in a patchwork of groves all the way to Silver Plume. Saddlestring and Fecklersburg also had larg...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

You bring up a most interesting subject, Rich !

Why have we walked this deep into Tri-Burg history and the conversation has yet to
touch upon the giant beer nut harvests ?
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Understanding the CORONAVIRUS misleading news
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Understanding the CORONAVIRUS misleading news

Having one's spikes neutralized ruins all the fun.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Healthcare in 1943
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Healthcare in 1943

What has happened to healthcare costs is an outrage. It would probably cost over $30 now !
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm Astonished
Replies: 15
Views: 1337

Re: I'm Astonished

I am leaning toward it just being pissed with you.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:00 am
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

That ain't Ernie, but it looks like any one of those dogs he let run hither and yon about the place, waking up one of the "overnighters" out on the sunning porch, where he kept the wicker furniture. Interesting side note: It was Manning Banning that provided all the wicker to Ernie's place. Banning ...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:09 pm
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Juvenile poop jokes and puns aside, the innovation and work that went into the steam system was substantial, and it was a crying shame that bad people were able to bring hardship and failure to good people doing good things. Making jokes of it for cheap laughs only furthers the injustice. We can do ...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:08 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

The steam toilet was another story of great design, stifled commercially by evildoers on high. Claiming that the main drive wheels could cause great injury or death on the steam machine, Slink (the snake) Stinkwater, holder of the "Cold Water" toilet patents, besmurched both KD and his steam design ...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.
Replies: 24
Views: 1313

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

I envy your place, as you describe the Dad you had. And it makes me happy
to hear about it. Many have not been so fortunate. I hope he went without
much pain and those who loved him find gratitude and celebration, rather than
pain in loss.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:30 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

The rotary sweep vacuum tank was one of KD's best designs ever, and it is truly the shame of the nation how it was suppressed by the "powers that be". Seen as a political threat by an entrenched "elite" class, when KD demonstrated how it not only could make a clean sweep of things, but was capable o...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:21 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

After adulthood they switched over to Happy Sally. ======================================= One will note that the recipe for Happy Sally is near-identical, with the addition of chloroform in the Happy Sally. As for free information, .... looks like that service is still being performed here. What d...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Build Date?
Replies: 20
Views: 1911

Re: Build Date?

Don't take any less than $100 for it ! 😜
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:30 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

In the days before oil cans, St. Swithens and St. Jakob collaborated on a way to quiet infants from crying during the mid-day service. St. Jakob was a chemist before achieving sainthood, and concocted a liniment for this and other rhumatism- -like maladies. Ferd Funkbunkler decontructed a jug for an...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:10 pm
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

In the pre-internet age, people both inside and outside of the Tri-Burg area had to resort to other means to initiate "encounters" with others. Bigfoot/sasquatch has always been legend "in the bedroom" and even before the internet, "Squinder" was THE place where people went to hook up with the elusi...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:59 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Col. Sandals was unwittingly dragged into the Sandal Scandal through public apathy and ignorance that his only connection to sandals was his name and his work to outfit special footwear for chickens. Who doesn't remember the old jingle used by Nantucket Dried Chiclets, "They're chicken kickin' good ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:00 am
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It was said that Irving's low profile tires and direct drive pedal design are what
made him a champion.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:55 am
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Heinrich was quick to point out that Irving Goldstein always looked young for his age.
Already the father of two when he took gold at the 1908 Olympics, he went on to win
three non-consecutive Tour de Frants races.

Irving.jpg
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:35 am
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

That makes two now, who say Buttflingpoo (although I think we have the spelling
wrong). Heinrich and Dave from shipping think it looks like Irving Goldstein, Saddlestring
loan consultant in the post-war years.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:17 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Only semi-related, but Heinrich had this photo at the last meeting and was asking
if anyone could identify the 3rd guy. He says it was at the Lo Fat Dance Reunion.

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by Burger in Spokane
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:11 pm
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

A lot of things went on behind the roundhouse and water tank.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:53 pm
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A lot of accidents were suffered during the filming. Like Man Without Burlap and other Spaydaford classics, this was all done before the Humptulips Act. Wart Disney had a long reputation for playing fast and loose with the lives of others, and he only reinforced that image, using the sling-kaphistul...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:30 pm
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Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

The first two pix read B.A.&P. on the side. This was a Butte, Ananconda, & Pacific Ry. It ran between the two former names, hauling ore from the mines to the smelter. It was an electric RR and this truck serviced the catenary. The second truck is a pole setter, used by power and phone companies. The...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-School busses and a flying saucer
Replies: 9
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Re: Old Photo-School busses and a flying saucer

Actually, Herb .... I prefer the company of women, so the term "man cave" is not in my vocabulary and those who use it are promptly escorted off the property by Security. :lol: .... but yes, that is the main vehicle entry into the shop at my place. If it is Model T era or earlier, it has a home here...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:14 am
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Ol' Two-Spoke MaGroo headed up the Mercer race team, but chose to ride a bicycle ahead of the cars, to scout for imboles and cyathintes. Lack of both is what stopped the team the year before, somewhere west of Laramie. The rope pushing contest was the brainchild of Elder Schnüetzhoeckel, escaped Ger...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sacramento laws
Replies: 18
Views: 1537

Re: Sacramento laws

I was born in S.F. and lived in Sacto in the early 80's while going to school. I love the natural beauty of California, and would love to live there. The level of insanity in government and the populace that votes the madness into office and law makes it incredibly expensive to live there and causes...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:07 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Few things beat digging in a good, old privy pit !
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:30 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Rich, ... you are a credit to the research community when you bring such concise
detail to light, as you did here. I come away with a deep glow of enlightenment.
Thanks so much !
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:54 am
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Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 362
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Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Stay safe, Jim. That's what really matters.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:03 pm
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Enrico Forté (5th from left) was fairly well known for making some
stuff. Can't remember what, but it was something.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Depression Fender Patch
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: Depression Fender Patch

That is just too cool !
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 TT coil location
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: 1926 TT coil location

My fenders have some cracks. I may just have to brush up on my riveting skills
when they get bad enough.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 TT coil location
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: 1926 TT coil location

My first TT was a rougher example of what I have now, but nearly identical. At some point it had received "an update", with the engine mounted coilbox. From an ease-of-access perspective, I can see the attraction. But from an underhood "clutter" perspective, I prefer the cowl location. What attracts...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Model T Friend Dies.
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Re: My Model T Friend Dies.

This is where passing the torch is so important and meaningful. You know what
he did for you in both friendship and knowledge. Be that guy to others. It IS the
true spirit of why we are here.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 TT coil location
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: 1926 TT coil location

Henry is correct. ALL TT's stuck with the cowl mounted coilbox until the end.

However, many have found their way to having the engine mounted set up in
the years since.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:43 pm
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Topic: Lost a friend
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Re: Lost a friend

This is what I call "being scummed". They work that cutesy voodoo on you and turn
your brain to mush. The most organic form of brainwashing.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:40 pm
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Although he did not consider himself much of a dancer, KD played a big part in
the dance craze, developing some of the earliest forms of what would come to be
known as "hi-fi".

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