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  1. Zambo

    Zambo Poo Flinger
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    No I haven't seen that but I've seen a little footage of drone racing online. I'll check it out.

    I didn't get to play with the drone down in Baja as much as I wanted but I did video some of the places we stayed along the way. Learning pretty quick what you can and can't do and how to get set up for action shots, which isn't all that easy.
     
    • ufgator812

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      You had problems mowing a yard. You should stick to the basics. You can't handle the complexities of "zip ties".
       
      • bradgator2

        bradgator2 1/29/17 half marathon - 1 hour, 34 min, 2 secs
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        Kids couldn't wait until tonight when it would be full. We had to do a family plunge.

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        • bradgator2

          bradgator2 1/29/17 half marathon - 1 hour, 34 min, 2 secs
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          The pool dimensions are 5 ft by 12 ft. It's made for 1 person. We have a chess timer clock where you only get 10 minutes of water time and then your time is up. We put the pool 6 inches from the house. We needed more backfill dirt, so we dug out under the foundation and filled that with styrofoam. We decided not to use a pump, I'm just hooking up my blower. And I finally decided on a pool heater:
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          • Durty South Swamp

            Durty South Swamp doodley doodley doo!
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            I put those toilets that can flush a bucket of golf balls in my house... they work pretty good.

            3 months ago my wife called me and said and I quote, "Ok hunny, I have something to tell you that you aren't going to like, so please don't be mad at me ok?"

            I say: "ehhh, what exactly did you do?"

            She says: "Well I accidently dropped a large tube of toothpaste into the toilet."

            I say: "That's no big deal, just suck it up, reach down into the bowl and get it out."

            She says: "Well, that's the part you aren't going to like. I was flushing the toilet when I dropped the tube."

            At this point I'm thinking, "What the hell were you doing with a tube of toothpaste while hovering over the toilet anyway?" but I let the thought go for the time being.

            I say: "Are you freaking serious? Is the toilet stopped up? Is it overflowing? Did the tube get stuck where you might could reach down there and maybe grab it?"

            She says: "I already tried hunny, its gone. The toilet is not overflowing or anything, and it flushed."

            I say: "Well hell, don't do anything else, and don't flush it again. I'll come home and see what I can do."

            Later I get home, grab the long springy thing that you stick down in there to unclog the drain and go into the bathroom. Toilet looks fine, so I figure I might as well see what happens before starting. I flush it and it flushes normally and refills with no issue. Frankly I was shocked. The thing swallowed a full tube of Colgate without even a hiccup. I lingered for about 15 minutes, then came back into the living room, found my wife. Told her it was a pain in the ass to fix, but I took care of it and to be more careful in the future.

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            • AlexDaGator

              AlexDaGator The Hammer of Thor
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              Actual picture of Brad counting out the $20 tip:

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              Alex.
               
              • Zambo

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                Or spelling advice. Interesting that a counselor would f this up.
                 
                • Detroitgator

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                  For all us warriors here. ;)
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                  • AlexDaGator

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                    Alex.
                     
                    • divits

                      divits A Muffin of the Studly Variety
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                      This is my everyday utility knife. I use it for things like cutting twine, slicing an apple or impaling Huns.

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                      • URGatorBait

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                        No.

                        The fence hasn't even been painted yet.
                        Also, this is his pool/fence thread. There are still more projects around the pool that Brad plans to do, because he's rich, and that's what rich people do.
                         
                        • oxrageous

                          oxrageous The Fuehrer
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                          I thought your wife was inflatable.
                           
                          • Durty South Swamp

                            Durty South Swamp doodley doodley doo!
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                            YES! A thread I actually can contribute intelligently to :yes:

                            There are a lot of good to great options out there diddy. I'm a weapons guy through and through and own and have custom built dozens and dozens of firearms so I've shot and maintained enough to give some reasonably good info on what you are interested in.

                            To start off:

                            As some have already alluded to, you need to find a pistola that feels comfortable in your hand. You probably wont know what this really means at first, but once you pick one up that does fit like an extension of your palm, youll know immediately. Don't get roped into the way pistols "look" like so many do. Its about feel and function, not looks. There are some really nice ones out there for reasonable amounts. M&P shield was mentioned and I concur, that is a very nice gun. For me personally, it has that feel and even better, when I shoot one it shoots as sound and accurately as any subcompact ive had experience with. My friend has the 9mm version and man is it a nice gun; first time I shot it I was extremely impressed. Very tight, and extremely small amount of recoil. I could cook off successive rounds very quickly with very minimal reaiming because the sights stayed on target do to very limited recoil.

                            I personally carry a sig/sauer P250 in .40 cal. and I like that pistol very much. Its not as smooth as the shield but I am a fan of sigs for a number of other reasons. IMO you can never go wrong with a sig and they are one of my favorites. My wife has a ruger LC9s... also a very nice gun for feel. Has a little more recoil than the shield but very nice, and has a safety which is great for carry purposes.

                            Bottom line, find something that first, feels like an extension of you in your hand.

                            Next:

                            Decide on the caliber round you want/need. My favorite round is .40 cal. I have no issue with 9mm or even .380. The whole "stopping power" narrative is largely irrelevant. It's all about shot placement. If you put a .380 in someone's chest, they are going down. If you put a .45 round in someone's arm, and they are a tough SOB high on something, they are probably still coming forward. Find what round you are comfortable with by what level of weight and recoil you are comfortable with and go with that. One thing to keep in mind is smaller for both round and pistol isn't necessarily better, even for conceal. The smaller and lighter the weapon, the more it will pop and move when you fire, regardless of round caliber. My pocket pistol .380 pops and kicks significantly more than my .40 cal. Just food for thought.

                            Next:

                            Budget. Are all same caliber round pistols created equally? No... do they need to be? No. Find something that fits your budget and is comfortable for you. You can spend a bunch and get something really nice, but if its just a conceal gun you aren't going to fire it very often. It just needs to be functional and reliable. Having all sorts of cool features and a high speed nickel boron barrel or whatever isn't really giving you anything beneficial. Very nice conceal pistols can be had for under $500... even good ones can be had for under $400. Right now on palmettostatearmory.com they have a special on a Springfield XDs in 9mm for $399; that gun's feel isn't for everyone but that is a really nice pistol. I own 2, one in 9mm and one in .45.

                            Function:

                            Try to find something with either a medium to long trigger pull with a little weight to it or something with a safety. Finding one with a safety is a very nice feature but a good CC pistol shouldn't be eliminated from the decision because it doesn't have one. A long pull with a little weight is sufficient for a safe CC pistol. I have actually never used a CC that had a safety b/c my other preferences steer me towards ones that just happen not to have one. Either a decent pull or a safety is good; what you don't want is something that has neither. Glocks don't have a long pull or a safety, but they have a unique trigger that wont pull even when contacted, unless a little piece inside the trigger well is depressed first. This is also a nice design for CC.

                            Stay aways:

                            Don't get anything from high point :lol2:

                            Good luck buddy and if you have any questions just hit me up.
                             
                            • crosscreekcooter

                              crosscreekcooter Cunning Linguist

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                              This new toilet can perform.
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                              • CGgater

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                                I could talk about my Hyundai Elantra, but I’m pretty sure that would kill the thread.
                                 
                                • oxrageous

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