Plastic Straws

F1nut
F1nut Posts: 47,219
1000 plastic straws.

Free to anyone in Seattle or San Crapcisco.
Political Correctness'.........defined

"A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


President of Club Polk

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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,281
    I'll match that and include Santa Barbara
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,281
    F1nut wrote: »
    1000 plastic straws.

    Free to anyone in Seattle or San Crapcisco.

    Mighty generous of you Jesse
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,281
    F1nut wrote: »
    1000 plastic straws.

    Free to anyone in Seattle or San Crapcisco.

    You know the rules. You have to post a price. This isn't freaking eBay....

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  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 4,948
    Awesome karma.
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  • Mr. Sharpe
    Mr. Sharpe Posts: 1,333
    I’ll drive from south Alabama for that
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  • skrol
    skrol Posts: 3,163
    I was going to ask, bendy or straight?
    Stan

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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,219
    skrol wrote: »
    I was going to ask, bendy or straight?

    Their choice.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,096
    edited August 2018
    Haha, "San Crapcisco" - never heard that one.

    But take it from someone who has lived in the SF bay area for the past 13 years, you don't want to come here. Whether it be to visit or live. Just stay away. Trust me.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,030


    I'm just worried that the next generation will have no idea at all who/what this is...

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,720
    I know this is tongue and cheek, but watch a few videos of straws being pulled from the nose of a sea turtle

    Stuff is crazy
    - Not Tom

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  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,493
    A straw ban. Surely a sign of the apocalypse!!!
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  • FTGV
    FTGV Posts: 3,648
    I see the straw ****'s have migrated south of the border as well. Or has the Antifa's taken up the cause?
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,682
    You can't win with these people. If you replace plastic straws with paper ones, the tree huggers will complain. Unless there is an obvious problem that we can control, best to ignore the knuckleheads.

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  • FTGV
    FTGV Posts: 3,648
    Wow I see vanilla auto scrub's certain words. How PC of it.
  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,656
    edited August 2018
    The Right to Bear Straws....boo yaaaa!
  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,707
    Straw Smuggling...It has become a real thing.
    Where’s the KABOOM?!?! There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering KABOOM!!!
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,030
    Just to get this to audio for a minute -- :) there's a time honored trick used to tune bass reflex ports using bunches of -- you guessed it -- straws. A fistful of straws, cut to (various) lengths can be used as a quick and dirty way to test alternative tunings
    for a Helmholz resonator (ahem, bass reflex cabinet) :)

    Srsly.

    https://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/straws-in-bass-port

    there may be other reasons to do it, too.

    https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/straws-in-ports

    and, of course, Jon Risch says there're better ways to approach these issues than straws -- but, then again, he would ;)

    https://www.audioasylum.com/messages/tweaks/5370/how-drinking-straws-in-a-port-work-amp-how-to-do-better

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    source: https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/238587-acoustic-diffusion-or-absorption/
  • Is this the shiny new object of the week, the straw ban............lol.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,030
    hey, it got Russ off the front page for new posts for the moment ;)
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,570
    Does that include shipping? You will double box them to avoid damage?
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,281
    It will include shipping but not responsible if they are confiscated at the border.
    Also not responsible for any legal fee's incurred if you get arrested with such straws B)
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,594
    Is this the shiny new object of the week, the straw ban............lol.

    Just wait til they come for yours at two in the morning.
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,594
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    And of all that the U.S. is responsible for, less than .5 percent comes from straws.
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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,255
    Since they are only used once, why can't paper straws be used?
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  • mlistens03
    mlistens03 Posts: 2,767
    edited August 2018
    I’ll bid at $15. :lol:
    This whole straw thing is crazy. We were in Montana on vacation this week, and when I got my drink I asked for a straw. I was told no.
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,682
    Nesmith98 wrote: »
    Corded Window Blinds are now on the contraband list too. So buy them while you can.

    Why would that be ?

    Soon we'll all be taking orders and making road trips like we used to do for Coors beer and fireworks.
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