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  1. I've got a nice tonearm with an Infinity marking that says made in Japan on the base. Graphite arm and a nice solid arm. I'm not sure what it is. Any help identifying this is appreciated. I've got a half dozen photos I'll post. Thank you, Harry
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    The Cowboy Boots (Anyone who has ever dressed a child will love this one!) Did you hear about the Texas teacher who was helping One of her kindergarten students put on his cowboy boots? He asked for help and she could see why. Even with her pulling and him pushing, the little boots still Didn't want to go on. By the time they got the second boot on, She had worked up a sweat. She almost cried when the little boy said, 'Teacher, They're on the wrong feet.' She looked, and sure enough, They were. It wasn't any easier pulling the boots off than It was putting them on. She managed to keep her cool as Together they worked to get the boots back on, this time On the right feet. He then announced, 'These aren't my boots.' She bit her tongue rather than get right in his face and scream, 'Why didn't you say so?', like she wanted to. Once again, she Struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off his little Feet. No sooner had they gotten the boots off when he said, 'They're my brother's boots. My Mom made me wear 'em.' Now she didn't know if she should laugh or cry. But, she Mustered up what grace and courage she had left to wrestle The boots on his feet again. Helping him into his coat, she asked, 'Now, where are your Mittens?' He said, 'I stuffed 'em in the toes of my boots.' She will be eligible for parole in three years.
  3. I couldn't begin to imagine what these true men had to face. Honor, courage, and a purpose to see all men free. A man can not give more than these men did. The debt all generations of free men can never paid back except with the same determination and conviction. My thanks and deepest appreciation for my freedoms. Harry
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    Why Italian Fathers and Grandfathers pass their handguns down through the family. An old Italian Mafia Don is dying. He calls his grandson to his bedside. " Guido, I wanna you lissina me. I wanna you to take-a my chrome plated .38 revolver so you will always remember me." "But grandpa, I really don't like guns. How about you leave me your Rolex watch instead?" "You lissina me, boy. Somma day you gonna be runna da business, you gonna have a beautiful wife, lotsa money, a big-a home and maybe a couple of bambinos ". "Somma day you gonna come-a home and maybe finda you wife inna bed with another man. "Whatta you gonna do then? Pointa to you watch and say, 'Time's Up'?"
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    Last week I signed up both of my GFs for a couple of classes to cure some of their summer boredom and help our relationships Summer Classes for Women at THE ADULT LEARNING CENTER REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED by Monday, June 1, 2009 NOTE: DUE TO THE COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULTY LEVELOF THEIR CONTENTS, CLASS SIZES WILL BE LIMITED TO 8 PARTICIPANTS MAXIMUM. Class 1 Up in Winter, Down in Summer - How to Adjust a Thermostat Step by Step, with Slide Presentation. Meets 4 wks, Monday and Wednesday for 2 hrs beginning at 7:00 PM.. Class 2 Which Takes More Energy - Putting the Toilet Seat Down, or Bitching About It for 3 Hours? Round Table Discussion. Meets 2 weeks, Saturday 12:00 for 2 hours. Class 3 Is It Possible To Drive Past a Wal-Mart Without Stopping?--Group Debate. Meets 4 weeks, Saturday 10:00 PM for 2 hours. Class 4 Fundamental Differences Between a Purse and a Suitcase--Pictures and Explanatory Gr aphics. Meets Saturdays at 2:00 PM for 3 weeks. Class 5 Curling Irons--Can They Levitate and Fly Into The Bathroom Cabinet? Examples on Video. Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM Class 6 How to Ask Questions During Commercials and Be Quiet During the Program Help Line Support and Support Groups. Meets 4 Weeks, Friday and Sunday 7:00 PM Class 7 Can a Bath Be Taken Without 14 Different Kinds of Soaps and Shampoos? Open Forum. Monday at 8:00 PM, 2 hours. Class 8 Health Watch--They Make Medicine for PMS - USE IT! Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours. Class 9 I Was Wrong and He Was Right!--Real Life Testimonials. Tuesdays at 6:00 PM Location to be determined. Class 10 How to Parallel Park In Less Than 20 Minutes Without an Insurance Claim. Driving Simulations... 4 weeks, Saturday's noon, 2 hours. Class 11 Learning to Live--How to Apply Brakes Without Throwing Passengers Through the Windshield. Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, location to be determined Class 12 How to Shop by Yourself. Meets 4 wks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM. Class 13 How to Fight Cerebral Atrophy-- Remembering To Take a List To The Store, Avoiding Separate Trips for Each Item Needed. Cerebral Shock Therapy Sessions and Full Lobotomies Offered. Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours. Class 14 The Stove/Oven--What It Is and How It Is Used. Live Demonstration. Tuesdays at 6:00 PM, location to be determined. Upon completion of any of the above courses, diplomas will be issued to the survivors.
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    Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, 'Lillian, you should have remained a virgin.' - Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter) <><> I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: - 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.' - Eleanor Roosevelt <><> Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement. - Mark Twain <><> The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible. - George Burns <><> Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year. - Victor Borge <><> By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. - Socrates <><> I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. - Groucho Marx <><> My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. - Jimmy Durante <><> I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back. - Zsa Zsa Gabor <><> Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. - A lex Levine <><> My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying. - Rodney Dangerfield <><> Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was SHUT UP. - Joe Namath <><> I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap. - Bob Hope <><> We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. - Will Rogers <><> Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you. - Winston Churchill <><> Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty .. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out. - Phyllis Diller <><> By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere. - Billy Crystal <><> And the cardiologist's diet: - If it tastes good spit it out.
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    New element added to Periodic Table - The Heaviest Element Yet Known to Science: (Gv) Lawrence Livermore Laboratories has discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second, to take from 4 days to 4 years to complete. Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2- 6 years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of morons promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass. When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.
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    I thought I'd post this here for those of you unfamiliar with the proper Uses For Tools DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted vertical stabiliser which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it. WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, "Oh f**k..." ELECTRIC HAND DRILL: Normally used for spinning pop rivets in their holes until you die of old age. SKILL SAW: A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short. PLIERS: Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters. BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs. HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle. It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes. VISE-GRIPS: Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand. WELDING GLOVES: Heavy duty leather gloves used to prolong the conduction of intense welding heat to the palm of your hand. OXYACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your shop on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race. TABLE SAW: A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity. HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper. EIGHT-FOOT LONG 2X4: Used for levering an automobile upward off of a trapped hydraulic jack handle. E-Z OUT BOLT AND STUD EXTRACTOR: A tool ten times harder than any known drill bit that snaps neatly off in bolt holes thereby ending any possible future use. BAND SAW: A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut good aluminium sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge. TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST: A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect. CRAFTSMAN 1/2 x 24-INCH SCREWDRIVER: A very large pry bar that inexplicably has an accurately machined screwdriver tip on the end opposite the handle. AVIATION METAL SNIPS: See hacksaw. PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads. STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER: A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws. PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part. HOSE CUTTER: A tool used to make hoses too short. HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit. MECHANIC'S KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines , refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use. DAMMIT TOOL: Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling 'DAMMIT!' at the top of your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need.
  9. I understand your thinking on this. I've seen a lot of "vintage" drivers that the cones and edges have become brittle. There are some older speakers that would benefit from treatment of the cloth fibre surrounds. There's also "dope" to cheat on foam surrounds to extend their life expectancy. I've also seen cloth surrounds that have been treated that destroyed the surrounds and the drivers had to be reconed because of it. (recently AR3 drivers with the cloth fiber surrounds as an example) Klipsch drivers with the pleated surrounds are NOT one of the types that need treatment. "Ain't broke, don't fix it" These are generalizations that hold pretty true but there may be instances treatments could apply. Harry
  10. Will Vincent is TOPS. PERIOD! Good people, classic sound. Harry
  11. You might want to look at this as an opportunity to do what you've always wanted to. A few years back my boss basically gave me the ultimatum of my job or my son. Being a single full time dad and working full time was rough. At first I was allowed to work from home and just go in on fridays to "fill in the gaps". It lasted over a year before problems arose. I was excelling in job performance but one of the other engineers wanted the same luxury of working outside of the office and "the boss" decided it was in the company's best interest to have me back in the office or else. I declined the full time office in favor of raising my son. Work and income are a priority but family has to come first. My situation dictated my son was/is my priority. It was rough at first and went through the savings pretty quick. Finally I decided to work for myself and without any idea whatsoever what I should do I decided to give my hobby a shot at making me an income. Four years later I can consider my venture successful and stable. Bottom line.....Happier than I've ever been. IF I had seen it in the proper light in the beginning I would have realized it was a blessing rather than a setback. Hindsight thing as always. Just a personal thought for all going through downsizing and terminations. God Bless you, best of luck, and wishing for brighter days ahead. Harry btw, smell the roses and forget the pricks.
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    Bats & Balls! An Irishman moves to the USA and finally attends his first baseball game. The first batter approached the batters' box, took a few swings and then hits a double. Everyone was on their feet screaming, "Run! Run!" The next batter hits a single and the Irishman listened as the crowd again cheered, "RUN, RUN!" The Irishman enjoyed the game and began screaming with the fans. The fifth batter came up and four balls went by. The umpire called "walk" and the batter started his slow trot to first base. The Irishman stood up and screamed, "R-R-Run ye lazy bugger, run!" The people around him began laughing. Embarrassed, the Irishman sat back down. A friendly fan noted the man's embarrassment, leaned over and explained, "He can't run -- he's got four balls." The Irishman stood up and screamed, "Walk with pride, lad!"
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    The economy is so bad...CEO's are now playing miniature golf. Jewish women are marrying for love. HotWheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM. Obama met with small businesses to discuss the Stimulus Package: GE, Pfizer and Citigroup. McDonald's is selling the 1/4 ouncer. Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children's names. A truckload of Americans got caught sneaking into Mexico. The most highly-paid job is now jury duty. People in Africa are donating money to Americans. Motel Six won't leave the light on. The Mafia is laying off judges. And finally... Congress says they are looking into this Bernard Madoff scandal. Hey, great idea ... the guy who made $50 billion disappear is being investigated by the people who made $750 billion disappear
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    Two Romantic Seniors Maude and John, both 81, lived in The Villages, in Florida. They met at the singles club meeting and discovered over time that they enjoyed each others company. After several weeks of meeting for coffee, John asked Maude out for dinner and much to his delight, she accepted. They had a lovely evening. They dined at the most romantic restaurant in town and ended at his place for an after-dinner drink. Things continued along a natural course and age being no inhibitor, Maude soon joined John for a most enjoyable roll in the sack As they were basking in the glow of the magic moments they just shared, each was lost for a time in their own thoughts. . .. . . John was thinking, "If I'd known she was a virgin, I'd have been gentler." Maude was thinking, "If I'd known he could still do it, I would have taken off my pantyhose."
  15. A lot of CD players have a volume control, mute, and pause function. Many are made in Japan if that helps any. It's another option to having to buy "CHI-FI". Plain and simple....I won't except as a LAST resort. Harry
  16. Extremely Nice 151 ya got there. I doubt I've seen a nicer one. Harry
  17. ........I just re-read the whole thread. It's not any easier than it was 6 months ago. R.I.P
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    Last year I replaced all the windows in my house with that expensive double -pane energy efficient kind, and today, I got a call from the contractor who installed them. He was complaining that the work had been completed a whole year ago and I still hadn't paid for them. Hellloooo,...........just because I'm blonde doesn't mean that I am automatically stupid. So, I told him just what his fast talking sales guy had told me last year, that in ONE YEAR these windows would pay for themselves! Helllooooo? It's been a year! I told him. There was only silence at the other end of the line, so I finally just hung up. He never called back. I bet he felt like an idiot.
  19. I have a lot of amps and listen to a lot of different gear on a daily basis. Again JMHO but...... I've heard both and the VRDs hands down are the proper choice. The Cayin sound fine. The VRDs left an impression and I'm always on the lookout for a deal on them. The VRDs are one of the better sounding amps I've listened to. I have a very limited budget for another amp but when the right deal comes along I'll have to give up the left nut. If you haven't heard the VRDs you owe it to yourself to have a listen. Take the road trip or whatever it takes if you're in the serious stage of an amp purchase. You won't ask this question again. Harry
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