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stickyfrog wrote:
bjmedd wrote:
Things are always better in the light of day.
Though not the exact lyric now I can't get this horrible song out of my head. Thanks a lot. Razz emoticon

curse your tacky amphibiousness!
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TheO.Z. wrote:
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I like how our descriptions are nearly identical. Hooray!
I didn't see your description.
Yes, I don't mean in the thread. I've described this several times to others... it's good to see your description written in nearly the same way as I do. Good validation.
Well, didn't I teach you how to do it?

(I don't actually know -- just a random guess...)
Errrrr

Probably. Actually.
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TheO.Z. wrote:
Probably. Actually.
More likely is that we both learned it from Greasy at the MV workshop all those years ago.
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paulo wrote:
Got the tools all sorted. What did you pay for the Haynes manual?
Can't remember, about £12-13 I think. Best price I could find today was £13.05 from Amazon Marketplace, which should save you a few pounds
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/184425898X/?condition=new&tag=bestbook-21&dev-t=D10SBASHC4I9Q1&SubscriptionId=1BW5SQWXHT1FXDBZGW02&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=184425898X
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jess wrote:
the GT version (IIRC) needs to have the mounting hole widened out a little bit with a rat-tail file.
That'll be what I remember JimC telling me then (though didn't apply in the end to my GTS tool)
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Sandwiches are a panacea and balm to the soul.
sandwiches are filler. Cake is king.
Oh YEAH! But for it to REAAALLLLY count, you have to have your cake with TEA, the drink of champions! Laughing emoticon

Just don't get me started on Dunkonomics - the sophisticated art of dunking biscuits in tea Laughing emoticon
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richardsan wrote:
stickyfrog wrote:
bjmedd wrote:
Things are always better in the light of day.
Though not the exact lyric now I can't get this horrible song out of my head. Thanks a lot. Razz emoticon

curse your tacky amphibiousness!
I should be gigged for posting that.
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stickyfrog wrote:
richardsan wrote:
stickyfrog wrote:
bjmedd wrote:
Things are always better in the light of day.
Though not the exact lyric now I can't get this horrible song out of my head. Thanks a lot. Razz emoticon

curse your tacky amphibiousness!
I should be gigged for posting that.
nope, folks just need to have some restraint from opening something they know what it is. Then having it stuck on a broken record over and over and over. I'm proud to say I knew not to open it. So I'm good right now.
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old as dirt wrote:
stickyfrog wrote:
richardsan wrote:
stickyfrog wrote:
bjmedd wrote:
Things are always better in the light of day.
Though not the exact lyric now I can't get this horrible song out of my head. Thanks a lot. Razz emoticon

curse your tacky amphibiousness!
I should be gigged for posting that.
nope, folks just need to have some restraint from opening something they know what it is. Then having it stuck on a broken record over and over and over. I'm proud to say I knew not to open it. So I'm good right now.
Open it, YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.
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Monit is evil. I like that.
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C'mon folks who else thinks Old as Dirt is a girl for not opening the video? Girlie, girlie, girlie, girlie,...........................
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C'mon folks who else thinks Old as Dirt is a girl for not opening the video? Girlie, girlie, girlie, girlie,...........................
Well, this girls didn't open it either
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Nor me, can't be bothered to waste the time.

Sod video links.
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Nor me, can't be bothered to waste the time.

Sod video links.
Oh jimc I know you can't be bothered, I'm quite surprised you wasted your valuable time adding your two bobs worth. Razz emoticon
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I can afford it. Razz emoticon
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stickyfrog wrote:
I should be gigged for posting that.
Only because every single one of them is off-key.
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I'm not looking. Nothing good will come of it.
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I'm not looking. Nothing good will come of it.
It's just some stupid 70's song by some lame band. It's not even especially catchy.

And they're all off-key, so that certainly doesn't help.
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I have to proclaim mea culpa. The only saving grace, at least for me, is this was the favorite song at the time of the older woman I lost my virginity to. TMI? Sorry but she rocked my world. Still hate the song though and should be gigged or flogged for posting it.
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stickyfrog wrote:
I have to proclaim mea culpa. The only saving grace, at least for me, is this was the favorite song at the time of the older woman I lost my virginity to. TMI? Sorry but she rocked my world. Still hate the song though and should be gigged or flogged for posting it.
See, I knew it. Nothing good comes of it.
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- With a spare finger, slide the belt into the gap.
Be sure to watch that finger... it REALLY hurts when it gets pinched in there. A lot.
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stickyfrog wrote:
bjmedd wrote:
Things are always better in the light of day.
Though not the exact lyric now I can't get this horrible song out of my head. Thanks a lot. Razz emoticon

Two words.... Anchorman!
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jess wrote:
- With a spare finger, slide the belt into the gap.
Be sure to watch that finger... it REALLY hurts when it gets pinched in there. A lot.
thats what happened to sticky when he was listening to that song.
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feb31st wrote:
jess wrote:
- With a spare finger, slide the belt into the gap.
Be sure to watch that finger... it REALLY hurts when it gets pinched in there. A lot.
thats what happened to sticky when he was listening to that song.
I hate to laugh, but...

Heheh.

To both of you.

Dave, you didnt really, did you..? Heh.
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feb31st wrote:
jess wrote:
- With a spare finger, slide the belt into the gap.
Be sure to watch that finger... it REALLY hurts when it gets pinched in there. A lot.
thats what happened to sticky when he was listening to that song.
Facepalm emoticon Facepalm emoticon Facepalm emoticon

soooooooo, we digress.....
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jess wrote:
It's just some stupid 70's song by some lame band. It's not even especially catchy.

And they're all off-key, so that certainly doesn't help.
I actually liked the studio version of that song when it was released back in 1976 (but I'm an ol' hippie). The live video version posted is indeed awful... the tempo is slowed by at least half from the studio release, and some of the harmonies are -- shall we say -- unusual. Have a feeling the band was heavy into the weed before the broadcast. Laughing emoticon

The Starland Vocal Band was led by Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert who were very big names in the folk music scene here in the Washington, DC, area. Bill Danoff won two Grammies and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, so he really wasn't TOO lame. He wrote "Take Me Home Country Roads" and "I Guess He'd Rather be in Colorado" for John Denver.

Bill and Taffy eventually opened a restaurant and folk club in DC that I used to hang out at.
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stickyfrog wrote:
I have to proclaim mea culpa. The only saving grace, at least for me, is this was the favorite song at the time of the older woman I lost my virginity to. TMI? Sorry but she rocked my world. Still hate the song though and should be gigged or flogged for posting it.
Sticky, I had no idea you were a masochist. Mistress Taffy will be with you in a minute! Laughing emoticon
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Laughing emoticon As long as it is 1976 Taffy. Can Margot play too?
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