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Wally
Wally GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/26/15 10:11 p.m.

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
4/26/15 10:29 p.m.

Step off. I think it's all insane. Do not presume to know what I think, and calm down. Once I have read over all 10 pages of humorless inability to ignore each other, I will figure out how to moderate your behavior for you all--which IS what you are asking when you demand moderation, right? Because you can't?

Right now, though, I just worked my ass off for 4 days of Mitty, as did all of my staff. So if you want it all "fixed" for you tonight, go to bed.

Margie

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
4/26/15 10:30 p.m.

Also, electric guy, you were the FIRST I told to go to bed. Seriously. Shut up.

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic PowerDork
4/26/15 10:45 p.m.

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi UltraDork
4/27/15 8:38 a.m.
mndsm wrote: This story delivers.

And you only made it through 1.4 pages! I'm sorry I started at the beginning, wish I would have started on page 9....

crewperson
crewperson New Reader
4/27/15 9:24 a.m.

I go to the Mitty for four days, meet lots of interesting GRMers and I come home and wake up to this? There must be more interesting things to do with your time.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
4/27/15 9:36 a.m.

Wow, I've never seen a thread E36 M3 the bed so bad, so quickly. This will not buff out. berkeley this.

Harvey
Harvey GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
4/27/15 9:54 a.m.

I was thinking the story might have gotten really interesting because of all these pages, but it turns out it's just people trying to talk sense with a crazy person.

G_Body_Man
G_Body_Man HalfDork
4/27/15 11:30 a.m.

"Is there a BMW on jack stands in your driveway" is the new "Yeah but do all the pixels work?"

wlkelley3
wlkelley3 SuperDork
4/27/15 11:33 a.m.
Datsun1500 wrote: I just got back from vacation, nothing extra in my driveway. I only posted so someone would see last post by Datsun1500 and click with a response half composed in their head telling me what an shiny happy person I am Solvang CA is a cool town.

Yes it is. Will be visiting there myself in June. I grew up the next town inland from there and have a sister that lives there now.

drummerfromdefleopard
drummerfromdefleopard GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/27/15 12:59 p.m.

nvm, continued reading and saw I was long past the removal phase

yamaha
yamaha MegaDork
4/27/15 1:16 p.m.

I am glad I wasn't here to notice the E36 M3 show deafelectrician started. But, I would have schooled him pretty bad on what he did wrong from the outset.

So, any update on the broken down bmw Todd?

RealMiniDriver
RealMiniDriver UltraDork
4/27/15 1:25 p.m.
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote: In reply to RealMiniDriver: That is pretty spectacular. No car parts or ... he just cleared it and was gone? You know that left a mark.

The cop and I cleaned up some broken glass, presumably from the door; found a door handle, some small pieces of bumper? plastic, and the mirror, sans housing.

If there were any big parts, driver stopped and collected them, before taking off.

Also found these. Any ideas?

etifosi
etifosi HalfDork
4/27/15 1:29 p.m.

a Fumigant..

Safely enclosed in an aluminum vial, MITC-FUME offers excellent protection of the interior of a wood pole. Many decades worth of technical data from institutions such as Oregon State University support the use of MITC-FUME as a highly effective wood pole fumigant. Always read and follow EPA label directions. "Restricted Use" License Required. Product requires special shipping.

edizzle89
edizzle89 Reader
4/27/15 1:35 p.m.

I have a no soliciting sticker on my door and when the girl scouts come selling cookies I just point my gun at them, theres usually not repeat offenders. What if they tried to sell cookies to my kids?!? Its my right to protect my kids on my property.

drummerfromdefleopard
drummerfromdefleopard GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/27/15 1:46 p.m.

In reply to edizzle89:

but do you run over them in your vehicle at precisely 24.9mph when they jaywalk across the street in an attempt to solicit your neighbors?

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
4/27/15 1:54 p.m.
etifosi wrote: a Fumigant.. Safely enclosed in an aluminum vial, MITC-FUME offers excellent protection of the interior of a wood pole. Many decades worth of technical data from institutions such as Oregon State University support the use of MITC-FUME as a highly effective wood pole fumigant. Always read and follow EPA label directions. "Restricted Use" License Required. Product requires special shipping.

So... telephone poles are hollow? How does that work? I always assumed they were giant solid logs of wood. I guess they are assembled from milled pieces or something?

RealMiniDriver
RealMiniDriver UltraDork
4/27/15 1:57 p.m.

In reply to etifosi:

I knew the hive would know!

etifosi
etifosi HalfDork
4/27/15 2:05 p.m.

In reply to Giant Purple Snorklewacker:

Or they drill a hole & pop one of those things in.

spitfirebill
spitfirebill PowerDork
4/27/15 2:13 p.m.
etifosi wrote: a Fumigant.. Safely enclosed in an aluminum vial, MITC-FUME offers excellent protection of the interior of a wood pole. Many decades worth of technical data from institutions such as Oregon State University support the use of MITC-FUME as a highly effective wood pole fumigant. Always read and follow EPA label directions. "Restricted Use" License Required. Product requires special shipping.

Holy cow, IIRC that is the Union Carbide stuff that killed all the people in India.

edizzle89
edizzle89 Reader
4/27/15 2:15 p.m.

I too had some idiot (dont know if drunk or not) who took out the bottom half of a power line pole a block from my house, it made a big bang when it happened.

<img src=" photo B9BB6A0F-9690-4C78-A90A-81FA0D6A4510_1.jpg" />

yea the top half is hanging by just the lines.

it was a mini van that hit it right in the middle of there bumper, it had a surprisingly small amount of damage to the front end, from the looks of it i wouldn't doubt it even got to the radiator.

apparently power line poles are not that strong

bigdaddylee82
bigdaddylee82 Dork
4/27/15 2:42 p.m.
spitfirebill wrote:
etifosi wrote: a Fumigant.. Safely enclosed in an aluminum vial, MITC-FUME offers excellent protection of the interior of a wood pole. Many decades worth of technical data from institutions such as Oregon State University support the use of MITC-FUME as a highly effective wood pole fumigant. Always read and follow EPA label directions. "Restricted Use" License Required. Product requires special shipping.
Holy cow, IIRC that is the Union Carbide stuff that killed all the people in India.

Close, the tragedy of Bhopal was Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) ingredient for making the pesticide Sevin, not Methy Isothiocyanate (MITC). Crazy the things you remember, I had to do a case study on the tragedy for my Environmental Ethics class in college.

Toyman01
Toyman01 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/27/15 3:17 p.m.
edizzle89 wrote: I too had some idiot (dont know if drunk or not) who took out the bottom half of a power line pole a block from my house, it made a big bang when it happened. <img src=" photo B9BB6A0F-9690-4C78-A90A-81FA0D6A4510_1.jpg" /> yea the top half is hanging by just the lines. it was a mini van that hit it right in the middle of there bumper, it had a surprisingly small amount of damage to the front end, from the looks of it i wouldn't doubt it even got to the radiator. apparently power line poles are not that strong

When I was growing up there was a pole at the entrance of our neighborhood that got hit so many times, they finally just suspended the crossarms and did away with the pole all together. It was a joint where two lines came together so they couldn't just do away with the crossarms. It stayed like that for 15+ years before they redid the intersection and moves all the lines.

mad_machine
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/27/15 3:36 p.m.

from my time doing high tension lines.. I can tell you that most electrical companies have a close to zero budget for maintaining the lines.. at least PSE&G worked that way.. they just paid a lot in insurance against anything happening to the lines and when one broke, or a car took out a pole, they hit up their insurance to pay for it.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/27/15 3:56 p.m.

Is this going to turn into a GRM meme about pointing guns and being sent to bed?

WTH happened here? Very entertaining! Thanks everybody!

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