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11-25-2020, 04:17 PM - 1 Like   #82396
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One particular species is the only animal known to kill for pleasure.
I don't know about that. Ratio of mice actually eaten vs mice killed by our cat is pretty darn low.

And I think I read somewhere that chimps can kill for fun too.


That's only off the top of my head, I'm sure there's others too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
A younger Racer, aka Bob #3:
Trosley is a CarToon genius. I've followed his work since the days of CARtoons, Hot Rod Cartoons, and CycleToons magazines.

And I'm a sucker for a Willys.




Here are a couple I saw in town last year.

One with a Hemi.





One with a Mouse.


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11-25-2020, 04:23 PM - 3 Likes   #82398
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Look at this clever gadget!

The Bush Winch - YouTube
I understand ice road transport drivers in northern Canada use a similar idea. Think they wrap a tow strap around the outer part of a wheel tire and the other part of the heavy srap to a robust tree and pull the truck sideways out of the snow.

I guess if you're in the middle of nowhere....Australian Bush of Canadian wilderness...who you gonna call.

But that winch idea in the video is a very good one that is easily attached to your vehicle. Just the thing for the off road 4WD enthusiast.

I noticed in the comments that one wag said that he carried something similar in his truck when he got stuck that was very effective getting the truck...unstuck...but he called it the bush wench.

Geez, hope my wife doesn't read my posts.

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I don't know how office works do it. Being at a desk 8 hours a day is killing my back. Especially when you add another 4 hours for homework and study...
You need one of these.



It forces good posture, and takes the loads off of the lower back. I've used one before, they work.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
And I think I read somewhere that chimps can kill for fun too.
I have too.
Dammit! My post was for dramatic effect and I'd hoped that no one else would catch that.
I forgot about our resident whiz kid.
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You need one of these.



It forces good posture, and takes the loads off of the lower back. I've used one before, they work.
Hmm. May be something to try indeed.
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I have too.
Dammit! My post was for dramatic effect and I'd hoped that no one else would catch that.
I forgot about our resident whiz kid.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
I remember reading, some years ago, about the bear's sense of smell.

"Bears are thought to have the best sense of smell of any animal on earth. For example, the average dogís sense of smell is 100 times better than a humans. A blood houndís is 300 times better. A bearís sense of smell is 7 times better than a blood houndís or 2,100 times better than a human."
A Bear's Sense of Smell - Section Hikers Backpacking Blog
So their nose must be very sensitive then.

One could deduce from that information that if, one should find oneself face to face with a bear, a hard punch, the very hardest one could muster, square on the bear's snot locker, might buy one just enough time to beat a hasty retreat.

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Hmm. May be something to try indeed.
My wife has a bad back and here is the chair that we got. It made a big difference to her and was recommended by a Occupational Therapist who did an assessment on her needs. Other posters have suggested look at your ergonomics of computer, etc. on your work desk...you may need a lowered keyboard, etc...which was suggested by my Physio therapist.

You may need professional help, ...I mean an assessment first to determine what your needs are and what will work best for you, given your particular work needs.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Trosley is a CarToon genius. I've followed his work since the days of CARtoons, Hot Rod Cartoons, and CycleToons magazines.

And I'm a sucker for a Willys.




Here are a couple I saw in town last year.

One with a Hemi.





One with a Mouse.

I like the Willys Americar 2 door coupe too. There used to be a black one, beautiful paint job, set up as a Gasser, out here. If I recall, it had, I think a first generation Hemi with the old GMC style blower. Don't think he dragged it any. mostly used as a stunning street rod for cruises, etc.
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Look at this clever gadget!

The Bush Winch - YouTube
I want one!
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So their nose must be very sensitive then.

One could deduce from that information that if, one should find oneself face to face with a bear, a hard punch, the very hardest one could muster, square on the bear's snot locker, might buy one just enough time to beat a hasty retreat.
I liked your 357 idea more.
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I want one!
Could be handy for use in your Jeep Wrangler.
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...speaking of bears...
Polar Bears on the hunt.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
My wife has a bad back and here is the chair that we got. It made a big difference to her and was recommended by a Occupational Therapist who did an assessment on her needs. Other posters have suggested look at your ergonomics of computer, etc. on your work desk...you may need a lowered keyboard, etc...which was suggested by my Physio therapist.

You may need professional help, ...I mean an assessment first to determine what your needs are and what will work best for you, given your particular work needs.

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Hi Les

Its an awful lot for a backless chair...

Professional help for Bertie mmmmmm , well he does play the bagpipes after all...



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