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Old 04-11-2016, 08:20 PM   #21
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Needs to be a crazy kid stuff museum where all this stuff could be displayed. There's already been books written but the stories are more fun to share when you are around people who lived growing up in your golden era. You find out there are several parallel universes, we all had the same dad, we all ate the same Sunday dinners, and finally, we have so much to be thankful for. Maybe camping with a modern camper is the logical extension 50 or 60 years later. I hate to admit it but I can't freehand climb those trees anymore, too scary.
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Old 04-11-2016, 08:21 PM   #22
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At boarding school, we acquired surgical tubing ( from the nurse's office? ). Tie a knot in one end and insert a pen barrel in the other. Fill with water under pressure and then fire it through the transom at some nerd studying in his room.
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Old 04-11-2016, 08:41 PM   #23
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At Iowa State you could practice musical instruments in the dorm room for a half an hour after evening meal. My roomie was a band geek and practiced his trumpet facing the door. I went to the lounge. Guys would take a large Manila envelope and fill it with shaving cream. Put the open end slightly under the door and when he'd go for the high note, they would jump with both feet on the envelope. Lots of physics in action and quite a bit of cleanup too.
Then there was the famous three man lift. Another time.
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Old 04-11-2016, 08:56 PM   #24
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Hard to beat the original, tried and true Wrist Rocket. Probably outlawed in many states (and for good reason)
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:10 PM   #25
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When we stop to think of all of the dumb things a lot of us did as kids and teens, we were lucky to have survived or at least not get seriously maimed. I'd forgotten about a lot of this. As teens, we would go down to Missouri and buy M80s by the gross. And did we blow up a lot of stuff with those, plus made cannons and mortars out of pipes and post drivers. Loren
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:25 PM   #26
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Tried to blow up a Ford Prefect when I was about eleven. Two pals and I gathered all the oil and gas we could find and poured it in the tank. I was nominated to stuff the flaming stick down the fuel filler and to run like hell.
The stick left the tank in an instant, singeing my neck, and disappeared in the clouds.
The car survived, and so did I.
One of those pals died in a head on collision on a flat, straight, Saskatchewan highway. The other found himself in jail after attacking a karate instructor with a pipe in an attempted robbery at a high end Vancouver hotel washroom.

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Old 04-11-2016, 09:57 PM   #27
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Gee whiz, Glenn, with friends like that, where did you go wrong?

When I was a kid I worked at a drive-in called "King Leo's". There was an implement called a potato fork that was used to make French fries. Imagine a trident with tines about 6 inches long that could easily spear a whole potato. We had to take Wayne Christensen to the emergency room after the potato fork got stuck in his foot while playing chicken. The ER nurse didn't buy our story that he just dropped it. But we stuck together and no one could prove different. Wayne had so many motorcycle and automobile accidents that the ambulance driver knew him by first name. He became a Dr in Iowa when he grew up.
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:11 PM   #28
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I would love to tell you all bad ass stories about myself growing up, but there just weren't any.

And should you ever run into my mother, don't believe a word that spiteful woman has to say.

(or my brothers, or my friends....)
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Have a pocket shot in my bug out bag Jim. Takes awhile to be accurate with it. My wrist rocket is better imho, but the pocket shot of course takes very little space.


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Old 04-12-2016, 12:49 AM   #30
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What else can I do .... but challenge Jim, Ron, Robert, Glen and anyone else to a sling shot shoot out. I'm putting up a six pack of Alaska's finest craft beer as a prize. Entry fee is a 6 pack of your local craft beer. Winner takes all but must share. Of course there should be a Ladies Division. Further rules will be made up 10 minutes before shoot out.


Place: OK Corral in Osoyoos Campground.... Time: Just after the wine tour returns


Better practice up lads and ladies as I'm a dead eye and I'm going to be drinking your beer! Yarrrrrrrr


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