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    Quote Originally Posted by Heid the Ba' View Post
    I pass those signs regularly and it never gets old.
    My other favourite sign hereabouts involved a bit of grafitti on the signs outside the village of Crook of Devon, on which someone wrote "Twinned with the Thief of Baghdad". That really deserved to be made permanent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    My other favourite sign hereabouts involved a bit of grafitti on the signs outside the village of Crook of Devon, on which someone wrote "Twinned with the Thief of Baghdad". That really deserved to be made permanent.

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    Someone had written "Hammer Time" on one of the stop signs by the library, and I was so sad when that one got taken down--which really involved replacing the whole sign, from what I can tell.

    Many years ago, there was one in the LA Times where someone had written in one colour of paint, "Jesus saves from Hell." Someone else had added, in a different colour, "o Dolly revivals."
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    Drinking an ice cold coke after being the heat, it actually is icy because in freezer for about 4 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    Someone had written "Hammer Time" on one of the stop signs by the library, and I was so sad when that one got taken down--which really involved replacing the whole sign, from what I can tell.

    Many years ago, there was one in the LA Times where someone had written in one colour of paint, "Jesus saves from Hell." Someone else had added, in a different colour, "o Dolly revivals."
    A stop sign near my High School had "WAR" written underneath the "STOP". Not especially funny, but I appreciated the sentiment.

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    Someone painted a Mario on a concrete bridge abutment near my house. They removed the bridge so Mario has a large gap to jump. Classic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    A stop sign near my High School had "WAR" written underneath the "STOP". Not especially funny, but I appreciated the sentiment.
    Back when I was in college, someone must have thought they were being politically active by writing "Save Soviet Jews" on the bathroom wall. The next day it said "Save Soviet Jews, win valuable prizes."

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    I am amused that since the coming of Twitter, Facebook and all of the other social media outlets for creativity, graffiti still exists. And is basically the same as it was in the 80s.

    My personal favorite is the hand dryers that show 3 red wavy lines graffitied to say "press button, get bacon". The other one that got me was someone in the math department labeled the same sign with a formula for the lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
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    My personal favorite is the hand dryers that show 3 red wavy lines ...
    Best annotation I've seen toi a hand dryer was "Press for five-minute speech by [everyone's least-favorite politician]."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonM435 View Post
    Best annotation I've seen to a hand dryer was "Press for five-minute speech by [everyone's least-favorite politician]."
    I like added step:
    1: Press button
    2: Rub hands under hot air.
    3: Wipe hands on pants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    Back when I was in college, someone must have thought they were being politically active by writing "Save Soviet Jews" on the bathroom wall. The next day it said "Save Soviet Jews, win valuable prizes."
    That one's been seen with "save the whales" as well. Stephen King actually collects graffiti, and he ended up writing a short story about a guy who has a notebook full of it presumably just to have something to do with it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    Back when I was in college, someone must have thought they were being politically active by writing "Save Soviet Jews" on the bathroom wall. The next day it said "Save Soviet Jews, win valuable prizes."

    Berkeley, my school was not.
    Some responses that I remember:

    "FREE ANGELA DAVIS" to which was added "Offer Void Where Prohibited." (California joke.)

    "JESUS SAVES" to which was added "But Esposito scores on the rebound!" (Boston joke.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    I like added step:
    1: Press button
    2: Rub hands under hot air.
    3: Wipe hands on pants.
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    My niece and nephew make me happy. (Like my sister and I, they are currently sharing my Mom's house.)

    Amelia and Jacob call me "Unky". For last Christmas they gave me a Star Wars themed T shirt that says "Best Uncle In The Galaxy". Before that they got me a coffee mug that says "I <3 My Uncle".

    I helped babysit them since the day Jacob was born. And with my sister's divorce and my ex-brother-in-law's unreliability, I've been taking care of them even more lately.

    I'm too old to have my own kids, but I think I know what it feels like.
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    The design of our new house!
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    And that I'm getting near completion on my pumpkin hurlers.
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    I look forward to seeing the new house in person someday in the not-too-distant future!

    My faire boss sells pewter pins with sayings on them, and we have an assortment of variations on "Jesus saves [other thing]," which got started with one that had been a sign hanging in the cubicle shared by the Medieval society, the anime club, the vampire LARP group, and the Gaming Guild at my alma mater. Specifically, "Jesus saves! Everyone else takes full damage." https://www.redwolfltd.com/product-p...es-full-damage
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    The design of our new house!
    Nice, are the veranda and terrace south facing? Or do they face the view?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heid the Ba' View Post
    Nice, are the veranda and terrace south facing? Or do they face the view?
    The view, out to the west and down the Strait of Juan de Fuca. We've no view to the south, just houses, an ugly back yard, and trees.
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    Except for a little clean up and a few big pieces that I will split when it cools down and I get some gas the wood is done. In total with wood form last year and the new stuff about 10 cords got split and moved, hopefully that will be enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    The design of our new house!
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    Looks good I thought you would have a platform on top for a trebuchet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astrotimer View Post
    Looks good I thought you would have a platform on top for a trebuchet.
    Don't tempt me! It's about 1/2 mile to the sea. How much power would I need?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToSeek View Post
    Best graffito ever - at least in my area - was on the Washington Beltway on a railroad bridge just as the ornate spires of the Mormon Temple come into view: "Surrender Dorothy."
    If I ever become a graffiti artist I am stealing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    The view, out to the west and down the Strait of Juan de Fuca. We've no view to the south, just houses, an ugly back yard, and trees.
    Very nice, enjoy.

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    Nice, shallow roof pitch, too.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    Nice, shallow roof pitch, too.




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    The community has a 17 foot height limit. It'll block the folks to the east regardless. Too bad for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    The design of our new house!
    ...
    I'm curious about the roof to the right of the picture having a "cut out" leaving some of the deck below uncovered ... ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    The view, out to the west and down the Strait of Juan de Fuca. We've no view to the south, just houses, an ugly back yard, and trees.
    I'll hazard a guess that it's still a better view than our "back" yard:



    Our house sits sideways on the lot, with the hillside running right down to an alley on the back side of the house. What we call the backyard is to the south side. The front yard is very a narrow strip along a steep drop off. Our driveway runs up to the north side of the house, where the garage is situated. In summer, we're cloaked in trees. The best view is from the second floor, in early winter and early spring when the trees have no leaves, and we get squinty-eyed views of the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet almost two miles away.

    I like the house design. I'll bet the views will be quite nice.
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    I'm glad to have all the hallway tile set. It's a trivial area compared to the master suite but it still took it's toll. No flare ups as a result but it only served to aggravate some pain I've been having in a metatarsal (MTP) joint that I haven't been able to shake for several months. Next comes grout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PetersCreek View Post
    Next comes grout.
    No matter what tools and good intentions I start out with, I always end up using my fingers to finish off the grout and end up with sore (skin "sanded off") fingers for a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozduck View Post
    No matter what tools and good intentions I start out with, I always end up using my fingers to finish off the grout and end up with sore (skin "sanded off") fingers for a few days.
    I get that, too when I work with mortar and/or grout. I also get a hotspot on the distal part of the left palm...primarily over the second and third MCP joints...from supporting my weight on the gritty floor while working with my right hand. At this point in the project, it's starting to turn into a callous.

    I shouldn't have to work the grout much with my fingers, though. I'm using Ardex FL grout for this project, as I did on the stairwell landing. It mixes to a creamier texture than most other grouts, so it flows into the grout lines much easier, which makes my happy...as does the fact that you can walk on it after 90 minutes.
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