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"Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jackknife, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    You can know you are doing a job well when folks don’t se the mess before it gets cleaned up.
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  2. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    Yeah I must've missed that too while I was out catching feral rabbits with my local wild snakes :D I was just making a general statement that I don't venture outside "The Porch" LoL ;)
  3. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Perhaps I should have let things pass me by, and yet I bit. Resurrecting an old thread to ask a question, which anyone here with the appropriate knowledge would have been happy to answer I could see as justified. But then insult our entire community a few minutes later just galled me. I Also took his backhanded insult personally which I should have let lie. His only stated criteria for a knife seemed to be for cleaning and butchering game. Then to say you'd rather have a knife knapped of stone than a knife that doesn't lock is I'm sorry, a statement of a buffoon who likes to "play" survivor man in MY opinion. Remember that scene in Castaway when Tom Hanks returns to civilization and they give him his personal belongings back? There's a keychain with a little Victorinox classic on it, he gives that tiny blade such a meaningful look. Well written bit of screenplay that was imho. As for my part in stirring the chamber pot I apologize.
  4. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Didn't seem to me that you did anything wrong, David.
  5. Just Tom.

    Just Tom.

    Apr 24, 2019
    I think we all have gotten a sense of the type of guy you are from your posts here, and the fact that you feel bad for allowing yourself to get provoked just reinforces the positive impression. Don’t sweat it.
  6. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    I bit to David and went on to post a msg on his page once the thread was locked. Unfortunately it has to be 140 characters or less and I easily surpassed that:oops: I was so proud of my retort and upset I exceeded the quota for it to post, let alone remain so I copied and pasted and msg'd it to Duncan for posterity:D
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  7. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    :D :D
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  8. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Me too, but I miss a lot of things these days :rolleyes:

    :D :D :thumbsup:
  9. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    47 degrees instead of the 50 they've been predicting, but still dry, so our local households can muster in my back yard. I've got a bit of stuff to do.
    I'll carry Mom's picnicking melon tester and something with a corn-yellow handle.
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  10. JB in SC

    JB in SC Basic Member Basic Member

    May 19, 2001
    We had pigeon shoots at our courthouse until the mid 60's. It had a wood superstructure dome covered with tin. Place was infested with them.

    Shot hundreds on a Saturday afternoon.
  11. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I managed to get in some snide yet cryptic remarks, before things went "Blooey"!!
    My Sicilian paranoia kicked in as soon as I read the jerk's remarks.
    Parting is such sweet sorrow!!:(
    Where would we be without our wonderful moderators!!:eek:
    Another reason to give Thanks today!!;)
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2020
  12. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
  13. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    It was with sadness yesterday that I read about the passing of Diego Maradona.

    I reflected a little about it ... I thought about that distant past in my native country and moved on to carry on with my busy day ... after all I have been away from it for the past 31 years in Canada and the US and only the first 20 years of my life were lived in Argentina.

    Today I felt drawn to read about him, watch him play again, think soccer (a sport for which I had very little talent growing up)
    As I was doing this my wife ( Cuban Canadian) with no ill intention whatsoever made some comments on the personal struggles he had with addition and other aspects of his life.

    I became irritated and snapped at her ... told her her to stop ... I apologized right away but then felt the sting of tears running down my face.

    R.I.P Diego
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  14. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Just got through with our Turkey Dinner. Since it was just the two of us, we had a small turkey breast - 2.5 Lbs. The wife did a great job with it and all the fixings as well.


    Hope all is going well today for everyone here at Blade Forums.
  15. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Sorry to hear that, Dan. "The Hand of God." What a great player. He was still young. May he rest in peace.
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  16. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    One the great footballers of all time...too bad the fame and money goes to their heads in so many talented sportsmen.Im reminded of Georgie Bests response when ask what he did with all the money he made....I spent most of it on fast cars and loose women, the rest I squandered.
  17. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    R.I.P. Maradona!!:(
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  18. jc57

    jc57 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2012
    Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I know I don't post much but I visit pretty much every day.

    I am well past my knife buying days but still carrying and using some of my favorites. The Buck forum knife gets some good use, my old Case Small Tx Jack, couple of Case Stockman patterns, of course my beloved Victorinox Alox Cadet is usually within reach.

    2020 has really taken the wind out of my sails and the twinkle out of my eye. It's always nice to stop in here, and see all the familiar names and faces. It makes me feel like there are a bunch of old friends who kept a chair set out for me.

    Have fun and spend time with your family and friends if you can during these holidays. My job is in senior technical support for a fairly large company that does an awful lot of business this time of year, so after this one day of taking a breath, it is a non-stop sprint for me until I and the other elves get Santa's sleigh loaded up. If you are in the same boat, my sympathies! If not, enjoy the time and the season! I look forward to retirement some day (5 years from now if things go well) and maybe I will view the holidays as fun and not work.
  19. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Thanks Vince.
    His passing triggered memories and experiences of growing up, which then lead you to more memories and before you know it you suddenly feel very homesick for a home that does not exist anymore in the way your mind envisions it ... as a lot of things I am sure have changed in 3 decades.

    I think every immigrant gets this feeling once in while.

    I would love to one day go back for a visit.
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  20. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Whenever you make a geographical move, even if in the same country, you can never return to where you left, because things evolve and change on a daily basis, so when years pass, upon returning to former stomping grounds, they are invariably changed and alien to the returnee...I have experienced this with my home town, some 900 miles from where I now live. You can return, but you can never go back...
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