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02-07-2014, 09:18 PM - 1 Like   #4906
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QuoteOriginally posted by dansamy Quote
Nope! I wouldn't try that myself because I'm allergic to them & wasps.
Never said I didnt run like I stole something.

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Oops! I did it again!

I've really gotta hush up!

I talk too much. That's why I won't buy a k-3!
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here we go, Ill join but later blame @dansamy. She is an instigator and shouldnt buy a K-3
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Ever filled a yellow jacket nest with gasoline and light it up?
Yes I have.

But I still won't get a K3.

Wanna know why?

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Ever filled a yellow jacket nest with gasoline and light it up? That my friends is awesome.
I wish you'd had a K3 for a video of that.

I once killed a yellow jacket hive I had in an old stump that wasn't ground out. But I did it with some chemical the guy at the local hatchery sold me, mixed in a gallon bucket of water, at dusk. Smelled like The Bug Man.

Not at all dramatic, thank you very much - but I sure was ready to run like the time I was caught by the House Mother in the Tri Delt house after hours.

("Young man. Young man!! Stop right there!! I know who you are!!! Come. Back. Here. This. Minute!!!!!")

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Ever filled a yellow jacket nest with gasoline and light it up? That my friends is awesome.
I can maybe do better than that ...

You know why in car repair books they often recommend removing the negative ground cable off the car's battery before doing under hood repairs ??? Well, there's a good reason for it ...

I was changing an in-body fuel filter on a carburetor after loosening the metal gas pump tube to the carb (which leads to gas getting on your hands, etc.) and then clumsily pushed the metal fuel line tube back into the (uncovered) positive pole of the alternator ... Zzzzit, Spark, Ignition and SHAZAM !!! Instant hair removal on hands and left fore arm ... ... more fear than harm. But I did quite a jig dance ... first put myself "out" and then threw a thick cloth cover over the small fire burning on the intake manifold.

SO REMEMBER: READ THE MANUAL AND THE WARNINGS !!! No hairdryers while in the bathtub kind of stuff ...

Another reason I won't get a K-3 ... Still never make it through the (translated) manual ... still never read nor take heed of the warnings ... and besides, it will become a K-3 "Classic" when the next version K-3 "iis-wq" comes out ... J
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We are driving to NOLA this am, after I worked all night. I've been in this truck for 3 hours. On a broken tail bone.
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Yellow Jackets are very aggressive, and hyper aware of the world around them. Get too close to their hive and they will actively purse you as a perceived threat.

Yet like all wasps and bees, they are only active during the day, their activity being connected to the light of the sun and the warmth of the day. Yellow Jackets are carnivorous. They eat the flesh of dead animals. Some Yellow Jackets nest underground in partially or fully buried decaying wood from trees or stumps, others will build a nest in trees covered with a paper like substance they make from cellulose harvested from the woody portion of trees. They chew it up, then regurgitate it and cover their nest where they create the cells for laying their eggs.

Either type of nest will be vigorously defended, and unlike honey bees who die after stinging once, Yellow Jackets can sting repeatedly, and their venom is very powerful.

I am allergic the the sting of bees, hornets and wasps. Because of that I must always be vigilant and watch out for them, lest I get a sting and then need to visit the emergency room. I used to carry an EpiPen, but they require periodic replacement, and the insurance would not cover it. And of course I am a needle wuss, so I doubt that I could ever stick myself anyway.

So watch out for them yellow and back little basterds when you are out making photographs, even in town or around the house.

Although if you don't have a K3 in your hand you might get a pass!

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
.. like the time I was caught by the House Mother after hours in the Tri Delt house. ...
Been there, done that ... and loved the way they would answer the phone:

"Delta, Delta, Delta! Can I help ya, help ya, help ya?"
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We are driving to NOLA this am, after I worked all night. I've been in this truck for 3 hours. On a broken tail bone.
You need one of these:



Certainly can't do that with a K3!
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That many Norwegians here?
No, but the quality of the ones who're here is just mind boggling!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Been there, done that ... and loved the way they would answer the phone:

"Delta, Delta, Delta! Can I help ya, help ya, help ya?"
Oh my word - that takes me back.

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I've been in this truck for 3 hours. On a broken tail bone.
Tell him to watch out for potholes, and go around speed bumps.
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That many Norwegians here?
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No, but the quality of the ones who're here is just mind boggling!!
I'm Norwegian by marriage.

And a K3 was not required.

But there has been some lutefisk and pickled herring! And I wear the bukse in the house!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
I'm Norwegian by marriage.

And a K3 was not required.

But there has been some lutefisk and pickled herring!
Ok, trying to think here (I know, I know...).

1. You know how to choose a wife (but you knew that already)
2. I would definitely prefer a K-3 over lutefisk and pickled herring

...and that's why I won't buy a K-3!

For the record: National Geographic tells me my genes arrived here at the time the current ice age subsided enough to make it habitable up here. That says a lot about lutefisk and pickled herring...!
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