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04-13-2016, 09:19 AM   #25471
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Brace yourself...

Is that one of the Lanard "The Corp" figures? ...

I don't think so ... it's an "Action Man" ... orange and black ... with the orange "A" superimposed upon the black "M" ...



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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_Man
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
I don't think so ... it's an "Action Man" ... orange and black ... with the orange "A" superimposed upon the black "M" ...
Ah, I was familiar with the classic Palitoy Action Man figures, but hadn't seen any of the stuff from this century (was going to say "21st Century", but that's another Joe knockoff brand from the 90s).
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Otis likes toy action men, but prefers authentic action....

Watch where you point that thing!
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Otis likes toy action men, but prefers authentic action....

Watch where you point that thing!
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I bet Otis is behind this rather twisted video ...

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Action Man may be cool, with or without pants, a 110 camera built into his chest, or suffering from PTSD, but these guys have created an engineering masterpiece.


(This video was one of the suggested ones after watching the Action Man PTSD video.)

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Action Man may be cool, with or without pants, a 110 camera built into his chest, or suffering from PTSD, but these guys have created an engineering masterpiece.


(This video was one of the suggested ones after watching the Action Man PTSD video.)

https://youtu.be/PbaD2-2Ktwc
Racer, did you ever drive a truck like that?
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Action Man may be cool, with or without pants, a 110 camera built into his chest, or suffering from PTSD, but these guys have created an engineering masterpiece.


(This video was one of the suggested ones after watching the Action Man PTSD video.)

https://youtu.be/PbaD2-2Ktwc
Whoah - this thing is awesome

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Racer, did you ever drive a truck like that?


No not quite.




I have operated some large material handling machines, but never anything on that scale.
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Whoah - this thing is awesome


Isn't it?


I've always been fascinated by the scale of machines that man comes up with to do work that he otherwise could never accomplish otherwise.
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The problem with having a bridge-building machine like that is that it's so cool, your engineers want to build bridges everywhere. "Guys, this new bridge plan is nice and everything, but it was supposed to be a driveway for the McDonald's." "Awwww, but we want to use the machine!"
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The problem with having a bridge-building machine like that is that it's so cool, your engineers want to build bridges everywhere. "Guys, this new bridge plan is nice and everything, but it was supposed to be a driveway for the McDonald's." "Awwww, but we want to use the machine!"
Heh, this comment really made me laugh . You can just picture it, some trigger happy engineer putting a bridge where a drive will do
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Isn't it? I've always been fascinated by the scale of machines that man comes up with to do work that he otherwise could never accomplish otherwise.
Well well well, very interesting update - but turns out that Mrs Nass was talking about this very machine at work recently. Turns out that there is huge demand for this machine all over the world.. and particularly because of the disaster recovery aspect. Which makes perfect sense... earthquake happens, bridge goes *poof*, fly in the machine, and the premade cement pillars and lengths and bam you can recreate a vital bridge in a matter of weeks. Doubly awesome machine
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I've seen a shorter version of that video, the first part, but the latter half is fantastic as if lends a much better idea of the scale of the machine. Brilliant!
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The problem with having a bridge-building machine like that is that it's so cool, your engineers want to build bridges everywhere. "Guys, this new bridge plan is nice and everything, but it was supposed to be a driveway for the McDonald's." "Awwww, but we want to use the machine!"
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Heh, this comment really made me laugh . You can just picture it, some trigger happy engineer putting a bridge where a drive will do
For many many years interstate 5 near Seattle had several bridges and ramps that went nowhere. When the interchange with interstate 90 was planned there was not funding available to complete it, so they simply constructed the bridges and ramps, and then barricaded them.

It took more than 20 years for the state to put together funding to complete the project.
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