Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 22:51:07 -0800
Reply-To: Roger Whittaker <rogerwhitt1@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Roger Whittaker <rogerwhitt1@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Phydaye Phollies ... an oldie. that's it. just an oldie. :)
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i am glad to see the asylum time worked out well for you and your
my self ... well we are simply driving a 1989 vanagon --
now 20 years old and feel like we are living the dream
... hmmm --- i do still dream of driving it to tofino where the windsurfers
cause there are windsurfer decals on the van from the factory --
and neither my wife or i will ever be windsurfing --
... our own private Idaho ---indeed
and running with all the lug nuts on one wheel to boot
On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 6:59 PM, Jim Felder <email@example.com> wrote:
> My grandfather always told the story of a man who, changing a tire in
> front of an insane asylum, stepped on the loose hubcap and thus dumped
> all the lugnuts for that wheel down a storm drain. Unable to retrieve
> them, he cursed himself and his luck. An inmate inside the chain link
> fence walked over to where he was bemoaning his fate and said "why
> don't you take one lug nut from each of the other wheels and use that
> to attach your spare until you can get somewhere that you can get
> The distraught driver was stunned. "I don't know why I didn't think of
> that. And I can't believe you were able to figure that out."
> The insane asylum inmate replied "I'm in here for being insane, not
> for being stupid."
> This story sure helped me, when I lost drive power on the side of the
> highway through a Florida-Alabama border town, and I had to remove
> several CV joint bolts to replace the missing and broken ones from the
> outside passenger side in the middle of the night on a backpacker's
> sleeping pad in somebody's yard with a dog barking on a chain 30 feet
> away with a flashlight in my mouth.
> On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 8:43 PM, Al Knoll <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Heisenberg had some thoughts on that. You will have all the tools to fix
> > whatever broke last time. You will have all but one essential bit to fix
> > what broke this time. (12pt triplesquare f'rinstance. However under the
> > mysterious good graces of that rubber frog on the dash you will be able
> > limp miserably home rather than bleach by the side of the forgotten byway
> > you so adventureously set out to explore.
> > Learn to change a tire by yourself, in the rain, in your driveway. Learn
> > replace the headlight switch by flashlight in deep fog and 30 degrees, in
> > your driveway. Replace the alternator belt with the new one you bought.
> > the dark...etc etc.
> > Then,according to Robert Pirsig, you may be worthy of true vanagon
> > enjoyment.
> > Cane Rattler
> > On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 1:17 PM, joel walker <email@example.com>
> >> just so all you newbies don't forget what you may not have learned
> >> already ....
> >> Tales of the Workshop
> >> by Robert W. Service-Advisor :)
> >> The Rules
> >> When they step up inside, as you go for a ride,
> >> And the first thing they see are the tools,
> >> Then they'll ask with a smirk if you do your own work,
> >> Cause they have no idea of The Rules.
> >> For it's Tried and it's True: What you carry with you
> >> Will help you get back; and it's certain
> >> What you leave back at home, as the country you roam,
> >> Will not help on the road when you're hurtin'.
> >> As you go through the years, you will learn from your tears
> >> All the tools you will need on the road,
> >> And you increase the weight, in attempts to cheat fate,
> >> Adding more and more tools to your load.
> >> Now, it's sad, but in trucks, fuel economy sucks,
> >> And gets worse with all that piled aboard,
> >> But the point we make here is that gas ain't so dear;
> >> Don't let tools and spare parts be ignored.
> >> So the bus weighs a lot. Even more when you've got
> >> All the spare parts your money can buy
> >> Hidden under the seat, stacked so careful and neat,
> >> In the hope Murphy's Law won't apply.
> >> But since Murphy still lives, and he seldom forgives,
> >> No matter how much you have pleaded,
> >> The Rules make it plain, but we'll state it again:
> >> Carry with you whatever is needed.
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