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[#] Fri May 18 2007 03:47:09 EDT from harry @ PixelBBS

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We used to call those "ground bees". We had a nest of them in a field next door to my parents' house in the suburbs of Seattle (Bellevue). We killed the thing quickly because the whole community full of kids (many many houses) came to that one field to play ball - baseball, football, soccer, etc.


All I had to do was hop over the fence. :-)


[#] Sat May 19 2007 23:11:11 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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as we were running away i pointed out that she had left the comics
behind...

You're mean.

And the thought that you have a sister is odd as well.

[#] Sun May 20 2007 03:31:54 EDT from 2Dog @ Uncensored

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[#] Sun May 20 2007 19:41:30 EDT from D'oh @ Uncensored

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Growing up my younger sister (who was maybe 9 at the time) was walking the dog and encountered a yellow jackets next.  She froze from fear.  I don't recall how many stings she had.



[#] Mon May 21 2007 01:09:56 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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owies!

[#] Mon May 21 2007 11:40:28 EDT from nadia @ Uncensored

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May 19 2007 11:11pm from Ford II @uncnsrd
as we were running away i pointed out that she had left the comics


behind...

You're mean.

And the thought that you have a sister is odd as well.


1. thanks. i've tried my whole life to be mean. alas, this instance shouldn't really count. she's older than me, so she should have known better.

2. she is very much the anti-nadia. or maybe i was anti-her, that's the thing about being younger. we get along now though.

[#] Sat May 26 2007 17:47:55 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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So, it seems my cheapo clothes washing machine has decided to occasionally leak.

This finally gives me an opportunity to buy a decent washing machine... at least, I hope it's a decent washing machine.

I bought a Kenmore Oasis HE 27082 top-loading washing machine:

Here's what ePinions has to say about it. 

(Or, for the text folks: http://www.epinions.com/Kenmore_4_5_cu_ft_Oasis_Canyon_Capacity_Top_Load_Washer_883049005072/display_~reviews). 



[#] Sun May 27 2007 03:53:52 EDT from harry @ Uncensored

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Fleeb - Some of those reviews of the Kenmore Oasis HE 27082 were anything BUT rosey.


[#] Sun May 27 2007 05:11:54 EDT from 2Dog @ Uncensored

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Fuck! Suck! Fuck-a-Fuck!!!

"Houston, We have a leak."

For a couple of days now I have heard water running whilst sitting in the
personal library. I know what it sounds like; I knew what it was. So I thought it was
the tank on the "study chair". Not so. Tonight I put my ear against the tank and nothing.
So, like a hungover drunk i bent down into the corner... "Damn! This shit, whatever it is,
is going on beneath the floor!"

I grabbed a flashlight and crawled underneath the house. As soon as I got oriented I
aimed my light in the right direction and then I could see it. Niagra Falls underneath my house.
I had to crawl like a spelunker to get to this piece of shit. Turns out it is a brass T connector
that has gone south and is spewing water at full force. SHIT!!!

There was nothing I could do but crawl back past the two skeletons, an old whiskey bottle,
and Sam Bass' cache of gold coins, and stagger out to the front yard and turn the water off.

I can't possibly fix it tonight so I'll have to wait until tomorrow.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend everybody!



[#] Sun May 27 2007 06:58:32 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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2Dog:

Man, that sucks, bites, and blows.  I hope you can get that repaired quickly.

harry:

You have to read the opinions carefully.

Most people lack brains.  They do things they shouldn't.  And most of the opinions against the washer involve people who clearly did not follow the washer's instructions for use.  Typical complaints involve:

  • Thin film of detergent left on clothes (sometimes expressed as 'doesn't wash clothes well')
  • Lint left on clothes (probably also expressed as 'doesn't wash clothes well')
  • Water doesn't fill the tub so it's hard to clean (this is the dumbest one of them all)

If you follow the instructions that come with the washer, you won't have those problems; it's an efficiency washer, so you don't use the normal detergent... and you really ought to use a liquid one anyway, as the powder will probably leave a film (what with the lack of water used).  Furthermore, you don't want to have the washer spin the clothes too hard, or it'll lead to lint (because it's literally tearing your clothes to pieces), so use the controls to have just enough spin to do the job.  Finally, it's an efficiency washer; it automatically figures out how much water to use to clean your clothes, so it won't fill all the way to the top.  This helps you conserve water.  If you want to clean it, you have it clean itself automatically.

Oh, one of the opinions amusingly involved a husband who failed to purchase what the wife wanted.  She purposefully fucked up in using the washer (as I read into it) so she could compel her husband to buy what she wanted.  He then wrote the review.  Quite funny.

The only opinions that gave me concern at all involved physical problems with the washer; one exploded, another one had some kind of problem with the circuit board and had to have the whole thing replaced or something.  And some of those expressed dissatisfaction with Sears' handling of their case.  I figure, if you're moving a lot of these washers, you'll probably get some with problems, and of those, sometimes Sears will fuck up.

Overall, the people who read their instructions and used their washers intelligently (to include at least one opinion from an elderly person, someone most likely to be set in her ways) and had no physical problems with the washer absolutely loved it.  So, unless I'm unlucky, and get a broken washer, we'll love this washer.



[#] Sun May 27 2007 09:58:01 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Heh.

Powdered detergents are bad news anyway. They don't dissolve well, leading to wash problems. They have a tendency to clump, which can clog your drain pipes. And they contain phosphates, which are really bad news for those of us who have on-site septic systems.

In short ... steer clear of powders unless you're at a laundromat.

[#] Sun May 27 2007 12:16:34 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Sun 27 May 2007 06:58:32 AM EDT from fleeb@uncnsrd

<snip>

The only opinions that gave me concern at all involved physical problems with the washer; one exploded...<snip>

Umm...yeah, i can definitely see where *that* might be concerning!  So, um....how exactly did that happen?


[#] Sun May 27 2007 12:17:13 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Dawg, that definitely sucks - good luck!


[#] Sun May 27 2007 13:22:13 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Sun 27 May 2007 12:16:34 PM EDT from Ladyhawke@uncnsrd


Sun 27 May 2007 06:58:32 AM EDT from fleeb@uncnsrd

The only opinions that gave me concern at all involved physical problems with the washer; one exploded...

Umm...yeah, i can definitely see where *that* might be concerning! So, um....how exactly did that happen?

I have no idea... just noticed that as one of the problems someone expressed concerning this washer.

Perhaps their children put explosives in their laundry? 



[#] Mon May 28 2007 14:00:27 EDT from harry @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Fleeb - Got ya. I obviously did NOT critically read the way you did. My apologies. I hope that yours will NOT be the one to "explode". Best wishes. :-)


[#] Mon May 28 2007 14:02:19 EDT from harry @ Dog Pound BBS II

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2Dog - Bummer, Dude !! I *HATE* water pipe breaks. It happened to us at my parents' house in the 'burbs. Major PITA. Best wishes for a quick and easy repair, but realistically it will likely be a PITA for you, too.


[#] Sun May 27 2007 13:42:14 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Sun 27 May 2007 06:58:32 AM EDT from fleeb@uncnsrd

The only opinions that gave me concern at all involved physical problems with the washer; one exploded...

Umm...yeah, i can definitely see where *that* might be concerning! So, um....how exactly did that happen?

I have no idea... just noticed that as one of the problems someone expressed concerning this washer.

Perhaps their children put explosives in their laundry?

<laughs> "But Mo-om! You *said* to be sure to add the powder to the laundry!!"


[#] Sun May 27 2007 13:43:11 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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<bugs bunny>

"I don't know what he's so afraid of. Laundry powder doesn't explode."

<<< BOOM >>>

"Eeh, I could be wrong, you know."

[#] Sun May 27 2007 13:50:02 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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"ooooh!  I'm gonna get you, you wascawy wabbit!!"

<<click>>

 "Eeh, I guess I might-a assidentially swapped them two powders...."



[#] Sun May 27 2007 13:56:27 EDT from Animal @ Uncensored

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Most people lack brains. They do things they shouldn't. And most of the
opinions against the washer involve people who clearly did not follow the
washer's instructions for use.

On a snowmobiling forum, thread about breaking scratchers when you forget
to put htem up and go in reverse:

"so its the manufactures fault that you can't use the scratchers properly.
I slammed my truck in reverse going thirty, can you believe the transmission
just fell out??? When are they going to make a transmission stonger than I am
stupid!" -Tudizzle

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