Static Electricity in the House

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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,581
    verb wrote: »
    More learnings:

    @Viking64 has no legs!

    but he still can Rock-n-Roll!!!!
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,232
    verb wrote: »
    More learnings:

    @Viking64 has no legs!

    The middle one is hooved. :p
  • verbverb Posts: 7,641
    Viking64 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    More learnings:

    @Viking64 has no legs!

    The middle one is hooved. :p

    Dude that is something I can never unsee! Shall we call you tripod?
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,430
    Well this thread went sideways....lol We went from static discharge to 3 legged R2D2 IN ONLY 2 PAGES. That's some kind of record or somethin'. :)
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,232
    tonyb wrote: »
    Well this thread went sideways....lol We went from static discharge to 3 legged R2D2 IN ONLY 2 PAGES. That's some kind of record or somethin'. :)

    And in between that, I ordered a bearclaw pizza, made a papier-mache alligator stomach for Jodie Foster, played chess with my cousins spider monkey, broke into 3 parking meters, wrote a letter of admiration to Sebastian Cabot's descendants, shaved my mother's back, and stuffed a butterfly with a gross of rotten Oscar Mayer hot dogs.
  • verbverb Posts: 7,641
    Viking64 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Well this thread went sideways....lol We went from static discharge to 3 legged R2D2 IN ONLY 2 PAGES. That's some kind of record or somethin'. :)

    And in between that, I ordered a bearclaw pizza, made a papier-mache alligator stomach for Jodie Foster, played chess with my cousins spider monkey, broke into 3 parking meters, wrote a letter of admiration to Sebastian Cabot's descendants, shaved my mother's back, and stuffed a butterfly with a gross of rotten Oscar Mayer hot dogs.

    All that with no legs! Dude you got game!
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,232
    Did I mention the zebra glued to a surfboard? That too.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,232
    verb wrote: »
    All that with no legs! Dude you got game!

    Define "got game".

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,232
    First R2-D2, and then Spock. People are going to start thinking that I am a sci-fi nerd. :p

    Me in 1981:

    s1coc1exoe4r.jpeg
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,698
    Nice screen capture... I see what you did there.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,430
    Viking64 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Well this thread went sideways....lol We went from static discharge to 3 legged R2D2 IN ONLY 2 PAGES. That's some kind of record or somethin'. :)

    And in between that, I ordered a bearclaw pizza, made a papier-mache alligator stomach for Jodie Foster, played chess with my cousins spider monkey, broke into 3 parking meters, wrote a letter of admiration to Sebastian Cabot's descendants, shaved my mother's back, and stuffed a butterfly with a gross of rotten Oscar Mayer hot dogs.

    lol....dude, lay of the spicy Doritos man, they are having a special kind of conflict with your meds.
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,232
    tonyb wrote: »
    lol....dude, lay of the spicy Doritos man, they are having a special kind of conflict with your meds.

    As you wish, Colonel Potter. I wouldn't want to rake leaves on the Millennium Falcon while The Brady Bunch is trying to sleep off purple Kool-Aid in Casper the Friendly Ghost's tuna ranch.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,232
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Nice screen capture... I see what you did there.

    Ummmmmm....I don't. :o :#
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,698
    That pic you posted has been edited... Take a close look at the monitor.
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,420
    You guys are a special kind of CRAZY!!! Thank you for the belly laughs this morning! :)
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  • verbverb Posts: 7,641
    Viking64 wrote: »
    First R2-D2, and then Spock. People are going to start thinking that I am a sci-fi nerd. :p

    Me in 1981:

    s1coc1exoe4r.jpeg

    Dude you were a stud muffin back in the day! Chick magnet!
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,430
    cfrizz wrote: »
    You guys are a special kind of CRAZY!!! Thank you for the belly laughs this morning! :)

    Oh, special alright Cath....."short-bus" kinda special. ;)
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,232
    tonyb wrote: »

    Oh, special alright Cath....."short-bus" kinda special. ;)

    More like "shock therapy/drool bucket" kind of special. :p
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,232
    FestYboy wrote: »
    That pic you posted has been edited... Take a close look at the monitor.

    Ahhh, I can see that now, although I still can't tell what it is. :D
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,452
    tonyb wrote: »
    Viking64 wrote: »
    FestYboy wrote: »
    That pic you posted has been edited... Take a close look at the monitor.

    Ahhh, I can see that now, although I still can't tell what it is. :D

    It's Russ's Match.com site.....heaven help us. :)

    No chickens?....No dice!!.....
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,058
    lightman1 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Viking64 wrote: »
    FestYboy wrote: »
    That pic you posted has been edited... Take a close look at the monitor.

    Ahhh, I can see that now, although I still can't tell what it is. :D

    It's Russ's Match.com site.....heaven help us. :)

    No chickens goats?....No dice!!.....

    Fixed it for you.
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  • machonemachone Posts: 1,125
    You could tie a chain around your foot >:)
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,601
    Viking64 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Could be.....so please forward her cell #, she's gonna be one rich gal in a few weeks. :p

    Don't worry though, I'll make sure to spend your money on the best flowers your money can buy. :)

    She was born in Chicago. Perhaps you already know her? :p We're already divorced, so she isn't the beneficiary on my life insurance policy. B)

    You sure about that? I heard someone talking about x's scoring because the dude forgot to TAKE her off the insurance.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,232
    afterburnt wrote: »
    You sure about that? I heard someone talking about x's scoring because the dude forgot to TAKE her off the insurance.
    Yes. :)
  • verbverb Posts: 7,641
    I found an alternate method to discharge prior to touching my rig:
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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,416
    Back on topic. The micro-fiber seating in my room makes for wicked static in the winter time. The discharge is strong enough to create a very visible spark. Fun to zap the wife and kids, the gear, not so much.

    Using a brass speaker footer, I created a place to discharge myself before touching the gear. I threaded a nut & bolt through the footer and wired it to the center screw of a receptacle thus creating a path to ground. The receptacle is on a different breaker than any of the gear. The whole thing is inset into a nice looking piece of wood on the top shelf of the equipment rack for a convenient place to discharge yourself.

    I'll take some photos & post them up tonight.
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,793
    Viking64 wrote: »
    And in between that, I... played chess with my cousins spider monkey...

    Who won?
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,232
    edited February 2018
    scubalab wrote: »
    Viking64 wrote: »
    And in between that, I... played chess with my cousins spider monkey...

    Who won?

    He did when he flung poupe onto my king.
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