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by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Rich, ... that isn't exactly true .... Local lore says one Simon Weisenschutzel went through Medicine Bow at a bit of a quick trot and was stopped by Shurf Nigglebacher. Shurf Nigglebacher, none-too amused by this breach of public safety asked the offending Weisenschutzel "Where's the fire ?" Weisen...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Yes, I do. Green paisleys were always her favorite, as were Tuesdays. She
even told me so.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Mrs. Florsheim covered that in 3rd period Grammar class. Most kids flunked
the test and had to take it again.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

During the Blue Period, .... duh !
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: What is it?

They were only used on the two pedal cars.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Those were dark times. Am I correct in thinking this photo was taken at Ernie's II, up
in Silver Plume ? The back bar looks very similar.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grand National Roadster Show - Pomona
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Grand National Roadster Show - Pomona

I am with Tommy. Everything I hate in the old car scene.
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail light Thoughts
Replies: 12
Views: 617

Re: Tail light Thoughts

Sure, why not ? About the only suggestion/criticism/advice I would submit is to use period lighting, just to keep the car looking somewhat "right". I am picky that way. Modern lighting and stuff on an old car just looks "lazy" to me. It took some effort and time, but I found some nice period lamps a...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First drive is in a T
Replies: 13
Views: 578

Re: First drive is in a T

If I ever have to go back and do a driving test, without a doubt, I will take the TT
just to see the look on the tester's face !
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

We talked about it once. It didn't end well.
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Memory

Yes ! .... that was the old-time radio show I used to pull in late at night on my AM radio. I guess I never knew it wasn't actually old. The way they did sound effects fascinated me. I began to study old radio drama a little after that, and recall that the sound of a punch to the face was created fo...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: More aero engined brass cars
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: More aero engined brass cars

This is what a speedster really looks like. 👍
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

I wanted to remind everyone that January 21st is the venereal equinox. The
wife and I have already set up chairs on the roof to see it pass.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 248
Views: 18223

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Looks like a snow shovel to me ! Must have been auctioning off the last one,
based on "Mommy" being up on a stage/platform and all those other people are
bidders ..... right ?
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Raise your hand if that made perfect sense to you ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Through the clever reversal of names, Delight Kipple maintained anonymity and social position, while performing in the burlesque halls across the Tri-Burg area as "Kipple Delight". Starring in Debbie Does the Dishes in 1905 brought her to national attention for her prowess with domestic chores. The ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

It was indeed Kipling in the Packard. The reason for the photo, which appeared as the cover on his 3rd album, was the event that set off his later life career as a motivational speaker. If you note the tire tracks and review his 1915 interview with Hans Brückner, for Do It Again, Weekly, the chauffe...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

I imagined The Whole Thing once. I gotta say, I felt a lot better for it. Now that I think about it, it was during my own time, going through perpetuity that it happened, ... at least the first time. The road to Perpetuity was always a popular route for locals and tourists alike. Keeping it clear wa...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Crank call-Sociall Security or Credit card calls
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Crank call-Sociall Security or Credit card calls

If you have a knack for mimicking foreign dialects, answer your phone with a heavy ethnic accent. Depending on the caller, you can move into whatever mode you wish to deal with them. You can have a lot of fun as a loud and hard- to-understand guy who talks sideways with a heavy accent, wasting the t...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

In my hurry to get out the door this morning, I did not eleborate on Kalamity Dick's theorizing and calculations, in regards to the breeding program that Maddox took to the barn. But Magnitude was able to knock a fly off a leaf with that tongue from two feet away. Every town has their melancholy and...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Are we forgetting the animal husbandry partnership of KD, with Maddox ? KD had issues with critters, it is well known. But he just could not stay away, and chose to impart his skills on the theoretical side, which Cuthbert implemented. Magnitude, although retaining much of the equine genetics of his...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

What, with Cuthbert being Union President and all, he had to always look good and be "on point" for speaking events and meetings, wherever and whenever they might arise. I think that today, we would say that he was "on the spectrum" or was a high-functioning autistic. Socially awkward, but excelling...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Outrageous costs of shipping stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Outrageous costs of shipping stuff

A German company called Wolfcraft makes an outstanding line of countersink drill bits that I love. They can be hard to find, but Ace Hardware sells them online, which is how I had to order them when I was deployed in AFG. The price was something like $12 + $5 shipping. Well, I wanted to buy 50. Do y...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I’m back - well almost
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: I’m back - well almost

Maybe this IS retirement for Fred (?). The longest-lived people I have ever known never really stopped "going". Our neighbor Mr. Moore was forced to retire from Weyerhaueser when they shut down their steam locomotive fleet. He was 75. He went back to logging and one occasionally saw him 100 feet up,...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

KDsnomoto.jpg Anyone who has seen Heinrich's Snomoto is bound to be impressed, simply by its scale. A forerunnner in idea to the "monster truck", this side-by-side two wheeler is a beast in mud and water, but was truly designed for snow operation. KD designed and built it during his time living the...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving back roads in southern Utah
Replies: 78
Views: 3663

Re: Driving back roads in southern Utah

It is 9ºf outside right now and everything has a heavy blanket of snow covering it.
The last week has largely been spent moving that white stuff and I am SO sore ! As
I look at your photos, I can feel the warmth and really wish I could tag along. I guess
I am, kinda-sorta. 👍
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Eleventy-thousand entries into this venerable tome, and no one has shared much about the actual workings of the Institute Archives. With all the snow, Heinrich happened by on the Snomoto to share a couple shots of some of the inner workings in the under- -ground bunker. KDprints2.jpg Heinrich, pulli...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Three questions ....

How did that ever get on the court docket when everyone knew Maddox was
not only the President of the Stumblebum's Union, but he was the founder ! ???

Who here hasn't suffered when their viaduct gets congested ?
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Memory

Those guys were linemen/construction side. Kotan was out of San Diego. The other two more regional. Dennis had an interesting story of being sent out to an install/repair and discovering an unmolested 1915-ish openwire interior build, that used C.G.I.Co. insulators. These are normally some color of ...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T values
Replies: 13
Views: 1271

Re: model T values

To double-extra respond to, but not answer the question .... :lol: .... what I have learned during my tenure in the hobby is that there are so many variables that need to be defined, in order to establish a very general idea of "value". A very presentable vehicle may or may not have expensive mechan...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Memory

Norm,

What did you do for Pacific Tel & Tel ? Did you ever work with Dennis Kotan, Denny
Hackthorne, or Al Riegler ?
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Area residents may have scarcely noticed, but it was what got him elected, running
on the slogan "A parsimonious pot for every penny pincher to piss in". He won by seven
votes.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Memory

Wayne's comments about PBS fundraising programming reminds me of where I got some of my twisted humor. In Seattle, we had KOMO 4 ABC, KING 5 NBC, KIRO 7 CBS, and KTNT 11 IND, with the oddball KCTS 9 PBS. I don't remember channel 9 being on the air in the mid-60's, but a bit later my parents watched ...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Shoolaces had a little bit to say about that subject, when KD was pondering the sameness of fish and paint: Sit beside the breakfast table and think about your troubles Pour yourself a cup of tea and think about the bubbles You can take a teardrop and drop it in a teacup Take it down to the river's ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

One of the primary factors in the meatless meat market was the discovery of gelatin on the Upper Terrace and plains beyond in 1902. By 1910, gelatin wells had sprung up all over the area and a booming business was had. Hubrus Zamboni was Mayor, and is seen here with Sheriff Pugalstick Thwapp. Things...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Memory

And the fireman replies "Alright, smart guy ... see how that fire puts itself out, OK ?"
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

The making of meatless meats was a backbreaking process.

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by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Memory

I've been fascinated with what I called "that distant ship's smoke on the horizon" since before I could remember. All that stuff that was disappearing from the world around me, ... that was the stuff I locked on to, be it old cars, or old people with all their stories. As a kid, I found a radio stat...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

No bull. It's right there in his notes, ... both hate turpentine !
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Kalamity Dick teamed with mushroom magnate Tyrone Shoolaces on researching the expansion of the mushroom stand menu, as many across the country were clammoring for more meat substitutes. Shoolaces was a business genius, but totally lacking in creative skills. KD was brought in to work up innovative ...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

KD referred to his stomach device as a Veltswingher, for obvious reasons. It is surprising that more photos do not exist of these. Many were built and sold. 4th Shift at the vestibule factory were in charge of production, denoted by the blue and red suspenders, as part of their uniform. For service ...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Memory

We were talking about listening to oldtimers reminisce about wonderful stuff
and wishing we had the wherewithall to have asked more questions at the time.

I wish doing this was a paying gig. I could do this all day, forever, and never get
tired of it. 👍
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T era dealer badges / plaques
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: Model T era dealer badges / plaques

Very neat. So it was on the steel dashboard and not the firewall. It has a lot of relief compared to the one I posted, ================================ Yes, that is my understanding. Note the odd "nails" in my hand. These, he said, held it to the dash. They are slightly fatter toward the point, wit...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving back roads in southern Utah
Replies: 78
Views: 3663

Re: Driving back roads in southern Utah

When I was there in my modern last year, all I could think of was driving it in my TT. Spectacular T driving. We went east to Blanding, Cortez, and Durango, then north over Red Mountain Pass, and Ouray, then east again to Gunnison, Salida, Leadville, and then NW across lots of open space to get home...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ten Commandments for antique cars
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Ten Commandments for antique cars

I used to do cars where I worried about kids, dogs, getting scratches, etc. Now
I have a TT, and encourage all of the above. Today I am going to pick up a load
of firewood. Beat it like a rented mule ! :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T era dealer badges / plaques
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: Model T era dealer badges / plaques

pioneer motor co.jpg

My brother pulled this off the dash of a touring car that was sticking up
out of a sandbar in a local creekbed and gave it to me when I got serious
about T ownership. The old touring car never got very far from where it
was sold new. Davenport is about 25 miles west of me.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo-Truck Ranger Texas 1919
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Old Photo-Truck Ranger Texas 1919

I see a Texas Ranger on his way to get some house paint and brushes !
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Duke enjoyed fabulous popularity on the black market. His signature song, Puttin' on the Fitzellwitz always brought the crowd to its feet and was recorded by many artists, both in the Tri-Burg area and beyond. Other hits included: Don't Touch Me There Secret Asian Man There's a Baboon on the Right, ...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Down Under Fires
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: Down Under Fires

Scott,

Better mind those "fighting words". A feeling might be hurt. Who knows,
maybe some child identifies as a penguin, or a sombrero, .... what then ? :shock:
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

It is often said that "Happiness is a belt fed weapon".

No belt required on the flume coming down from Silver Plume. I think even KD
took it into town a few times.

KDflume.jpg
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Grandpa used to say the same thing and hold this up:

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He also said reverse photoionization was key. I was but a wee nipper and
did not understand.
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Correct Era Street Scenes, Dealerships, and Service Stations, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Correct Era Street Scenes, Dealerships, and Service Stations, etc.

A few more:

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by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Those two are always at odds about something ! They even argue with themselves, if the other one isn't around. Having just purchased an orange-amber radio strain one time, the two ended up in the custody of Federal Marshalls for violating the Winstein Act, one insisting it was more of a honey-amber,...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:23 am
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Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Views: 68884

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

A celebratory reminder that it was 105 years ago today, that the annual "Race
of the Ages" was held in Fecklersburg.

Trolley vs. car vs. bicycle vs. walking

Roy "Typhoon" Wonkstadtler took the cup that first year.

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by Burger in Spokane
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Correct Era Street Scenes, Dealerships, and Service Stations, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Correct Era Street Scenes, Dealerships, and Service Stations, etc.

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by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Where to stay in Chickasha with WIFE for swap meet
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Where to stay in Chickasha with WIFE for swap meet

Bill, these high-falootin' types are holding you back. Better find some
friends with lower standards. :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

What the Tri-Burg Navy and Chugwater Marines lacked in resources, they made up for in resourcefulness. The Huns of Saddlestring were not only stopped, but captured and forced into hard labor at the mines. Their warships towed to the impound yard and slowly broken down for parts and materials for var...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 26
Views: 1189

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Call me a "bigot", but I totally discriminate between the later truck with those
"ugly" rounded "Model A" fenders and that super-sexy earlier truck with the fenders,
as God meant fenders to be ! :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A sucker for chocolate
Replies: 22
Views: 700

Re: A sucker for chocolate

Both dogs and cats have an ingrained training program to pose as roadkill. I like to try and reverse the mind warp when possible. Make a square on the floor with masking tape and see where the cat positions itself. The Oleo Leaper Dog would get herself so wound up when we put her in the wife's car f...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Correct Era Street Scenes, Dealerships, and Service Stations, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Correct Era Street Scenes, Dealerships, and Service Stations, etc.

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by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Correct Era Street Scenes, Dealerships, and Service Stations, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Correct Era Street Scenes, Dealerships, and Service Stations, etc.

Who here doesn't like seeing this old junk in its original settings ?


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by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A sucker for chocolate
Replies: 22
Views: 700

Re: A sucker for chocolate

Dallas, you are familiar the Jedi Mind Warp, as shown when Obiwan Kenobi waved his hand and informed the storm troopers that "These are not the driods you are looking for", correct ? In both your and my photo, you see the same thing going on. The suckweasel mind warp is beamed out across secret airw...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Wayne, ... you be the judge. Photos don't lie. Scroll up and have a look yourself. I think you need to remind yourself of the august body of research fellows you have immersed yourself in before questioning the accuracy of such serious intellect and observation. ============================= Moving ...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

My favorite Johnny Cask song was "A Boy Eats Glue". The live version of the "Goat Ropers In The Sky"/"Sheep Dipper's Blues" medley was pretty good too. It was recorded at Fecklersburg Hall, don'cha know ! The Tri-Burg Navy remains the superior force in the Chugwater Basin. The Chugwater Marine Corps...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A sucker for chocolate
Replies: 22
Views: 700

Re: A sucker for chocolate

Short of things like wood, steel, and paint, our suckweasel would eat ANYTHING
not kept from her, except pickles ! She could sense a "food event" from another room,
and rarely did anything edible hit the floor when dropped. Just look at this evil face !

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by Burger in Spokane
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 26
Views: 1189

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Darius Kinsey lived and had a studio in Sedro-Wooley, Washington. He made a career of traveling to logging operations and taking photos, which he sold to loggers and other staff. He was unique in this, and his photos document an amazing slice of NW history. Kinsey's wife Tabitha did much of the work...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Passing the hat...
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: Passing the hat...

According to my former truck-driver employee, SWIFT stands for

Sure Wish I Finished Training

Can you imagine the phone call that happened when that truck came to a stop there ? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 26
Views: 1189

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

About ten years ago, I had a job assignment in the Seattle area and during off hours, would cruise around to old haunts. One such revisit was an early teens White flatbed that hid behind some buildings, unvisible to anyone who might pass by. Sure enough, it was still there, and just like on the prev...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

In a rare interview with Nationalistic Tribalism and Blood-Borne Illness Weekly Journal, Kalamity Dick was indirectly quoted as saying that he had always been "function over form" in his thinking, when it came to objects with names beginning with the letter "L". While only anecdotal support to KD's ...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

The mole was a bit odd, but friendly, as it had been hand-fed as a pup,
and was resultantly very tame.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Old Photos
Topic: Model T Truck details wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Model T Truck details wanted

It is an early truck, with the 23" rear wheels. The body is custom/aftermarket, so
it was delivered as a bare chassis to either the customer or a body shop to be outfitted
as you see it here. Beaded axle housing ends could nail it down tighter, but the under-
-side detail is just not visible.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Webstad's defines "Efferous" this way:

Adj. - A suggestive mannerism, often unwanted, except when accompanied by
song and choreographed dance ensemble. Thought to originate with Nubian
invaders, 16th century. A Tri-Burg area staple.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Rich, ... you have a disctinct advantage of being able to scan frames to the left and right. I have the old spasmometer left at the telephone exchange building when they no longer required switchboard operators. It is the single frame unit with the cast spandrels and gold leaf accents. I am pleased ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

The use of alternate fuels was attacked vigorously by the Neptune Wagon Works, which blossomed during the period when they built the series of mushroom support stations all across the Tri-Burg area. As could be expected, KD did much of the proto- -type research and testing at the Vestibule factory p...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: No tests required!
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: No tests required!

I certainly had the self-awareness as a teenager of the way kids feel "bulletproof", .... that nothing bad will ever happen to THEM. I lost several friends to such stupidity before I got out of high school. But whatever awareness I had at the time is nothing like what comes as we get older and see m...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Looks like Bob's friend Neil is reaching out of the bog for a hand up (?).
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

I have heard the guys at the Institute talking about the varnish drying problems, but know nothing about it myself. What I DO know is that no one had to sneak Happy Sally out onto the line. It was available right there next to the water cooler in the break room. The Throat Warblers Union, Local 131 ...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A sucker for chocolate
Replies: 22
Views: 700

Re: A sucker for chocolate

Much as our Model T's were no longer wanted as newer and "better" cars came on the market, ... or perhaps this might be better examplified by steam cars, the non-solar sleens are going to fall out of favor with a sleening public and values will drop, further reducing their popularity. Reducing our s...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Decorating for Christmas
Replies: 25
Views: 1148

Re: Decorating for Christmas

Maybe not ? Look at your problem this way, .... No paint color shows scratches like black. Any binding or sliding across a paint surface *can* produce scratches. Whatever soft barrier you can provide will likely help, but will also distance the magnet from the steel, thereby making the magnet's hold...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Makes its Public Debut
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: TT Makes its Public Debut

Yeah, ... that's sharp. Nice work. 👍
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A sucker for chocolate
Replies: 22
Views: 700

Re: A sucker for chocolate

Short of bears, hippos, and crocodiles, I pretty much like all sorts of critters. We are dog-free these days, on account of the last one aging out, and wanting to wait until a few high time-consuming projects are finished, so we have time to "abuse" a dog properly. In the meantime, we picked up a co...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

Somebody has a mixed up caption. That is a photo of Line 12 in the Podium/Lecturn Shop, 3rd shift, at the Vestibule Factory. You can tell it is 3rd shift by the color of the workers' suspenders. When the big podium market crash hit in 1919, KD was deeply concerned for the loss of jobs for the lectur...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

So, let me get this straight, .... KD developed both the Helix Elixir AND Kalamite lotion ? !!! I guess I should have known. Just never connected the dots. Heinrich does seem to like to drop in a lot. I think it has more to do with his enjoyment of riding his surrey, or the Snomoto, when there is wh...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo- Renault style hood car
Replies: 24
Views: 687

Re: Old Photo- Renault style hood car

Not only is that funny, but were I an owner of either, I would wear it as a badge of honor that "the judges" could not make up their mind which one was worse ! Since I was a tiny child, I loved old cars, except the rounded blobs of the 40's and early 50's. Something about that blobular shape that is...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early TT
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Early TT

What kind of men did cranking that Oliver make you ?

In 30 years, old guys will be waxing on about video games they played as
kids and an Oliver will be something they never bothered even reading about.

Alex, ... I'll take "Cranking the Oliver" for $500 ..... :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

We erected the Festivus pole early this year. I worked until 1900hrs tonight, came home for the Festivus meal, and we just wrapped up the airing of the grievances. Going to take a break before starting with the feats of strength. 🎉 Heinrich came by after finding the photo of the rail, laid to the su...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo- Renault style hood car
Replies: 24
Views: 687

Re: Old Photo- Renault style hood car

What if Haynes got that firing order backwards ??? :shock:
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A sucker for chocolate
Replies: 22
Views: 700

Re: A sucker for chocolate

Do your dogs laze around in front of the stove ?
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight lenses (electric) & RTV
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Headlight lenses (electric) & RTV

I found that even with new gaskets and tightening of the springs, I was getting some rattle out of the glass, so I got some black silicon and squished a tight bead at the contact point of glass and ring, and cleaned it up real good. You'd never know it is there, and the rattle stopped. Should I need...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Admin Jeff vs The Hill..., Who Will Win?
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: Admin Jeff vs The Hill..., Who Will Win?

Well, durn it all ! .... I thought that *maybe* there was some ancient forgotten
secret there, that would solve the super steep hill oiling issue.

(back to my hole now)
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo- Renault style hood car
Replies: 24
Views: 687

Re: Old Photo- Renault style hood car

Dick, ... were all your 2cv's that same blue color ? Am I the only one who sees the humor in Citroen changing over to the "stylish" square headlights, when those became "the thing" ? So, as long as we have a real, live 2cv fan/owner on the line, ... 2cv means "two horsepower", correct ? Surely they ...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Admin Jeff vs The Hill..., Who Will Win?
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: Admin Jeff vs The Hill..., Who Will Win?

Gents, This is an interesting thread to follow. I am moved to ask if anyone knows what the builders of the clown parade cars that did wheelies did to preserve the front bearings ? The angle of those cars in wheelie position was far steeper than any hill a car could climb. I can only presume the car ...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early TT
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Early TT

I was 8 when my parents "bought the farm", and I suddenly found myself in a world of fields and woods and barns and all that fun rural stuff. It did not take long for Widdo Bwudder and me (and friends) to explore the surrounding few miles, where I discovered the TT truck like the one I have today in...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

I think I speak for all of us, when I say that I always appreciated what the Mundi's phone man had to say. He once told that one guy about doing that thing with the Spaydaford's hoot-owl, and it nearly backfired on him. I have always been skeptical. The numbers just don't add up. Never did. KDcliff....
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo- Renault style hood car
Replies: 24
Views: 687

Re: Old Photo- Renault style hood car

Rich tends to be a tad humble, but let it be known to all, that he took the Tri-Burg Golden Toenail Award for Metrics every year he attended the Institute, and did pioneering work on the theory of skadoodles that led to today's understanding. A 12" statue of his likeness was erected next to the pier...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1478
Views: 68884

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

KDhall.jpg
KDhall.jpg (110.87 KiB) Viewed 1511 times

Heinrich says the hall has been a festive hive of holiday revelers, with Christmas
just around the corner.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo- Renault style hood car
Replies: 24
Views: 687

Re: Old Photo- Renault style hood car

Uh, yeah .... I'd say the 2cv is pretty wonky ! :lol: :lol: :lol: A local business owner has a pristinely kept 2cv that he proudly parks in front of his place all summer. I have always thought the design team on this car found a giant, oversized ham can, laid it on it's side, tacked on some stolen V...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Graffiti on model T cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1285

Re: Graffiti on model T cars

None of that was meant be "preachy". And it's not meant as an argument. It's just a different way of looking at things, a stepping-way-back view, and a philosophical way of looking at our culture. This is kind of a foreign concept to many Americans, but I do not equate "value" with dollars. Dollars ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early TT
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Early TT

Anyone else here follow guys like Mike Rowe and Adam Corolla ? They have quite a bit to say about what has become of our American work ethic. As an employer, I deal with it every day ! When I was 4, my mother put me in the pumpkin business, growing them up and selling them door-to-door around Hallow...