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Old 03-12-2013, 12:48 PM   #22821
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I think after stripping this one down and putting it back together, I could fix that. It should just be a burned out or loose connection.

Yes, I'm home from work, and le toaster is... le working. I just toasted half a loaf of old stale bread just to watch this bad boy go!

Drop in...toaster ingests bread (by itself, no lever to press)...moments later, le awesome toaster gives the toast like commandments! TADA! A miracle of past engineering!

It's like a freaking toaster God!

I'm not being sarcastic. I truly am freaking amazed and blown away by this simple device who's only purpose for existence is to lightly scorch sliced bread on both sides. This is the most awesome damn toaster I've ever seen in my whole miserable little life. I am not worthy. I am not worthy. No, not even a little.

Why the hell don't they still make these?
That's easy! How many replacement toasters do you think they'll sell if the first one you get lasts 40 years? They're in business to sell more toasters. If they sell you a toaster for half what that good one sells for, but sell you one every 4 years, they've made like 5 times as much from you as the used to.
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Yeah, when I work nights I don't like losing an hour's pay. On the other hand, in the fall, I hated adding that extra h our on when I already was working a 10 hour shift. Yeah, I'm never happy.
Oh sure you are... You're happy right now because you have a new job!!!
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Day three of getting my caloric intake down below 1000. Feeling pretty good. Apples, oranges. Had a hot dog the other day that was plain. Today I had a couple spoonfuls of beans with a few small pieces of corned beef.

Gotta drop this extra weight.
Starvation is a bad way to lose weight. After a couple days, your body realizes that it's being starved and changes it's metabolism to store pretty much everything it can. Your energy level goes way down and you can't make yourself active enough to burn off anything.
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That's easy! How many replacement toasters do you think they'll sell if the first one you get lasts 40 years? They're in business to sell more toasters. If they sell you a toaster for half what that good one sells for, but sell you one every 4 years, they've made like 5 times as much from you as the used to.
40? Try 59 years. Went down to my mother's last night and was mentioning the Sunbeam Trip was talking about. I said didn't you have one all through me growing up? She said, you mean that one and pointed to the toaster on the counter. The only thing that's been replaced is the power cord because it frayed. You're right about them, they don't want stuff that lasts that long anymore, planned obsolescence. By the way she said I'd inherit the toaster someday.
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So would that make you "pissed off" or "pissed on"?
or pissed out?
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40? Try 59 years. Went down to my mother's last night and was mentioning the Sunbeam Trip was talking about. I said didn't you have one all through me growing up? She said, you mean that one and pointed to the toaster on the counter. The only thing that's been replaced is the power cord because it frayed. You're right about them, they don't want stuff that lasts that long anymore, planned obsolescence. By the way she said I'd inherit the toaster someday.
When I pulled the crumb tray off mine I found a stamp inside that said "March 13, 1950". That would make mine 63 years old in 3 days. Bear in mind it supposedly worked fine when I got it (per the previous owner's claims). All I did was clean it.

I wonder what it wants for it's birthday...

Holy crap, I'm so tired. My insomnia has been giving me hell lately. Not to mention circumstances, having a 7 year old, and some douche turned a rooster loose in the trailer park.

My toaster turns 63 TOMORROW.
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and some douche turned a rooster loose in the trailer park.
I hate a chicken , hate a rooster even more . There are at least 3 on the other side of the swamp and I swear if I could get them in the cross hairs they would be mush . Along bout 4am they start to kick in ......wish i had kept that nightvison scope now .
Then again , I could set up a feeding station with 3lbs of tanny .

I scared a cat out of the back of a truck yesterday , the cat jumped out the back and did the worlds best face plant into the chain link fence behind it , I aint laughed that hard in a long time , I bet that cat will never get into anymore trucks
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Gotta give credit to an old friend of mine's father who grew up in the hills of West Virginie. On his son's wedding day he took him by the shoulders with both hands, looked him square in the eye and gave him this advice:

"Son, we ain't sposed ta understan' em, just Love em!"

No truer words have ever been spoken!!
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Starvation is a bad way to lose weight. After a couple days, your body realizes that it's being starved and changes it's metabolism to store pretty much everything it can. Your energy level goes way down and you can't make yourself active enough to burn off anything.
Yeah, there is a line for sure. Yesterday things or bumped up, more work coming up. Around a "normal" persons intake. Just eating a lot less than I was. The first few days helped mentally I guess to make me feel full with less.
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Trippy old film for the more northern members to LOL at: For the tractor lovers amongst us.

Fordson Snowmotor, a tractor for snow.
That link seems dead, but this is the same film i bleve: http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A2KLqIGacT9Rci4A4Er7w8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTBvZW Y3Z2dlBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQDVjEyOQ--?p=fordson+snow+tractor&vid=436d6793ec59305d440e02 61efb46019&l=10%3A00&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts4.mm.bing .net%2Fth%3Fid%3DV.4854645424259295%26pid%3D15.1&r url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DzBj lSJf4274&tit=Fordson+Snow+Machine+-+1929+Concept&c=0&sigr=11a2i8kbk&age=0&&tt=b

Looks a lot like this lil RC toy. http://kids.woot.com/offers/hot-wheels-r-c-terrain-twister

Snow vehicles just crack me up.
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