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#119742 - 08/23/09 11:51 AM Re: Packing light conspiracy theory [Re: OregonMouse]
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The real snipe is a small, elusive bird. It takes a very good shot to hit one from a distance. Hence the word "sniper".
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#119745 - 08/23/09 12:51 PM Re: Packing light conspiracy theory [Re: Trailrunner]
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snipe

snipe hunt

Other random artifact of my childhood: My uncle once gave me a present of rattlesnake eggs (rattlers are live bearing, btw).
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#119749 - 08/23/09 01:29 PM Re: Packing light conspiracy theory [Re: Barry II]
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Wow snipe hunting! haha How far down the rabbit hole we going to take this one? :P

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#119752 - 08/23/09 02:27 PM Re: Packing light conspiracy theory [Re: billstephenson]
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Originally Posted By billstephenson
Barry, the No.1 danger when hiking in the forest is...
After that it's Chupacarbras,...and what nots.

WhatNots!!!
Man those things can be deadly.
I avoid them it all cost.
I think the only thing worse are WhatIfs.
They can bring a person to a complete stand still just thinking about them.
They'll distract you from the truly important things, and cause you distress over the unimportant & improbable.

Barry might be beyond help already.
It reads like he's had a run in with a pack of urban WhatIfs.

Should someone keep an eye on Barry to make sure his WhatIfs don't infect others?
I've been told they spread through contact of any sort,
particularly among the uninformed & young.

I've found education to be a highly successful inoculation if applied before exposure.
After exposure it's hit or miss.
The only hope for a cure after exposure appears to be experience. Even then it's not 100%.

theep

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#119758 - 08/23/09 04:23 PM Re: Packing light conspiracy theory [Re: theepdinker]
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All this reminds me of being a young carpenter and being sent to the truck for a board stretcher.
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#119762 - 08/23/09 05:49 PM Re: Packing light conspiracy theory [Re: bigb]
lori Offline
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Originally Posted By bigb
All this reminds me of being a young carpenter and being sent to the truck for a board stretcher.


Left handed or right?
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#119764 - 08/23/09 06:06 PM Re: Packing light conspiracy theory [Re: lori]
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reversible of course haha
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#119771 - 08/23/09 08:41 PM Re: Packing light conspiracy theory [Re: theepdinker]
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Excellent post on two levels. The surface level is humor, but the underlying message is profound. crazy
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#119773 - 08/23/09 09:08 PM Re: Packing light conspiracy theory [Re: bigb]
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Or being sent for 50 feet of horizon line.

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#119795 - 08/24/09 07:16 AM Re: Packing light conspiracy theory [Re: bigb]
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Loc: Ohio
And now a whole new rabbit hole opens up: smoke shifters and skyhooks. smile

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#119804 - 08/24/09 01:20 PM Re: Packing light conspiracy theory [Re: Barry II]
sparkyy Offline
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Registered: 09/18/08
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Loc: southern california
Yes, the board stretcher. Our joke is the wire stretcher. You can keep it going pretty good as you describe what it looks like (phallic), or have them start calling the other foreman to see if it is on their jobsites, or maybe it is at the office, call the office haha. I think the CEO borrowed it, call the CEO!

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