Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 15:28:05 -0600
Reply-To: Jim Felder <jim.felder@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Jim Felder <jim.felder@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Phydaye Phollies ... an oldie. that's it. just an oldie. :)
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> dear jim
> 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
Speak for yourself, young man--my dream was created in 1983! And my
own private Ivanho includes about everything you can do outdoors,
except for windsurfing and spelunking, which I hardly qualify as
Not too old to still learn a thing or two from the inmates,
> ... 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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
>> > to
>> > 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 to
>> > 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.
>> > In
>> > 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> > wrote:
>> >> 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.
> roger w
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