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I need to get out more (or maybe not).

 
 
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sun 7 May, 2006 06:20 pm
And why do we have eighty different kinds of glue?

Five different kinds of Krazy Glue... regular, gel, "for Wood", brush-on and mini-tube.

Clear silicon sits in tubes next to each other, all 100% silicone, bearing different labels-- this one's an adhesive, this one's a caulk, this one's an adhesive caulk. It's always good when a caulk is an adhesive then you don't have to stop in the middle of your shower and press it back onto the tile.

Then there are the epoxies. Five Minute or Two Ton, yeah, I'm sure there is a difference. One package says Plastic Welder, it's an epoxy too just like Five Minute and Two Ton which also say they can do plastic.

Are we just nuts?

Joe(let's stick to this idea)Nation
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 7 May, 2006 06:30 pm
I love diversity, and why do we need to stick it to the various glue
manufacturers? Let's tackle Walmart who puts almost every other store
in its vicinity out of business. Let's talk about AT&T: remember their
break-up in lieu of having a monopoly status. Well, look who's buying
Bell South, and why has the FCC agreed to a Verizon-MCI- SBC merger
with AT&T?

Calamity(I like to have choices)Jane


ON TOPIC: Here you'll find the most surprising things....
http://www.surprise.com/gift_of_the_day/all.html
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Sun 7 May, 2006 06:35 pm
I have a hunch that the increase in Alzheimer's and other forms of senility may be related to the unnecessary plethora of choices.

My supermarket carries at least 100 different kinds of bread/bread products: muffins, rolls, wraps, pitas, whole wheat, whole grain.....

Our minds are literally boggling.

(Of course having a large vocabulary is a totally different can of worms.)
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Chai
 
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Reply Sun 7 May, 2006 06:45 pm
Too many choices make me anxious.

I can't even figure out how to watch TV anymore. I must've pushed too many buttons yesterday, and apparantly started recording about 12 different channels at various intervals.

I was watching a good movie (Vera Drake, set in 1950 England, a delightful british lady who called everybody "dear" and asked everyone who came in the house if they wanted a cuppa, and who on the side was performing abortions for free to the local girls) and every 15 or 20 minutes the TV would switch over to some other channel ALL BY ITSELF and I would miss finding out if Veras daughter Ethel (or effl as they pronounced it) was actually going to become engaged to the nice boy Rich.

Whatever happened to having 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11 and educational 13?

Chai (it all tastes like chicken if you ask me) Tea
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 7 May, 2006 06:50 pm
You two Laughing That reminds me of the movie "Good bye Lenin" -
where practically overnight the East Germans were faced with the
choices of the western world. Good movie.

I do agree to a certain extend that we don't need a variety of 50 cereals,
but where does it end and where does it start, dictating us to only
buy a special brand as the others went out of business, hm?
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squinney
 
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Reply Sun 7 May, 2006 06:54 pm
Here's an actual really cool tool. Cub and I found it in pursuit of a way to spend $50 fast at Target.

AND IT REALLY WORKS!!!

That and a nice blender and the kids can now have a nice breakfast without me feeling guilty for catching 30 extra minutes of sleep.

Oh, and on the dirty / clean dishes... the first person to put a dirty dish into the empty dishwasher adds soap and closes the little lid. Voila! Closed lid = dirty dishes. Open soap lid = clean dishes so you better empty it before Mom gets home.
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Chai
 
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Reply Sun 7 May, 2006 06:54 pm
Oh....don't get me started on the Cereal Aisle.

What a f*cked up mess that is.

Corn Flakes for EVERYONE. What's wrong with that? A nice banana sliced on top.

OK, Wheatabix for the old folks, and Sugar Pops for the youngun's

But THAT's as far as I'm willing do go...



Chai (my pulse is racing, I have to go have a lie down) Tea
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 7 May, 2006 07:04 pm
Tell that to the kids, Chai - they want every week a different kind of
cereal.

---
squinney, that's an oxymoron - back to the basics, and then there is
this elaborate toaster and egg cooker. Razz How do the eggs turn out,
and is there a lot of clean-up, squinney?
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nimh
 
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Reply Sun 7 May, 2006 07:06 pm
Vera Drake, Goodbye to Lenin, both cool movies.

CalamityJane wrote:
where practically overnight the East Germans were faced with the choices of the western world. Good movie.

I heard a real-life testomonial about that on a Slovak mountaintop - recounted here

Mind you, myself ... tend to think a bit less choice wouldnt hurt mankind ... spoiled brats weve become.

no-itsme (just wanting to add that I think Chai Tea is da bomb) habibi
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squinney
 
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Reply Sun 7 May, 2006 07:13 pm
Actually, it does so much more.

Put your bagel / toast / muffin in the nice wide toaster slots.

Decide if you want egg over easy, fully cooked, scrambled or whatever. (You can even use it to hard boil 4 eggs at one time)

Sprits some Pam in the little dish, add egg.

Use measuring device included to add a little water to the side thingy under where the egg sits.

There's another little tray that sits on top of the egg dish for canadian bacon, precooked bacon or sausage patty or links.

Push the button for toast or toast and egg if you are doing both and push the toaster lever down.

In about three minutes, your bread pops up. Remove steam dome from the egg compartment and put egg and meat on your bagel / muffin.

Quick easy clean-up. Nothing sticks.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Mon 8 May, 2006 08:07 pm
CalamityJane wrote:
I love diversity, and why do we need to stick it to the various glue
manufacturers? Let's tackle Walmart who puts almost every other store
in its vicinity out of business. Let's talk about AT&T: remember their
break-up in lieu of having a monopoly status. Well, look who's buying
Bell South, and why has the FCC agreed to a Verizon-MCI- SBC merger
with AT&T?

Calamity(I like to have choices)Jane


ON TOPIC: Here you'll find the most surprising things....
http://www.surprise.com/gift_of_the_day/all.html


If the 2% have their way we will have, here in America, one Bank, one Airline, one Newsbroadcasting Company and one superlargemega shopping outlet.

Isn't that what they had in the Soviet Union?


Joe(Citi/Exxon/Bell/Wal-Trump/Delta/FOX/USA)Nation
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 8 May, 2006 08:31 pm
I don't know Joe. I went once to East-Germany and that scared the heck
out of me. I never went further east.

But I'm glad that there are only 2 % who strive for one bank, one network
and no choices. They must have communist ties, don't they Laughing

Calamity(call me capitalistic)Jane
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