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Hand Me That Spanner, Will You Horst?

Hand Me That Spanner, Will You Horst?

No wonder the German economy is in the toilet. Well, OK, it’s not in the toilet. Actually, it’s almost always pretty good. I mean, one of the biggest in the world.

Let’s start over. No wonder the German economy is only eleventy times bigger than the Greek economy. The fools have let this video of how to make a BMW motorcycle engine get out on the internet! Now I can simply watch the video, and then make my own BMW engine. Why would anyone buy one when the instructions are right online?

Say can anyone suggest a video on how to make a BMW motorcycle chassis? I’m asking for a friend.

 

BSBFB Skills: The Bulldozer

BSBFB Skills: The Bulldozer

A typical high school education no longer includes gutting a moose, or selecting fuses for dynamite charges, or machete whittling skills, or bulldozer etiquette. That’s a shame. Back in the day, we all got turn on the Case dozer most every day, right after spelling and grammar. I’m confused by this particular video, though. The instructor seems to be sitting in a comfy recliner, inside some sort of phone booth. We always sat on a Naugahyde seat with big areas of steel peeking through the duct tape. You sat directly under a bent roll bar, freebasing diesel smoke. This way is better, I think.

Hostile Workplace

Hostile Workplace

Can you imagine what it’s like working in a hostile workplace? Coworkers making cutting remarks, people looking at you funny just because you’re dressed for cosplay after work. You didn’t get promoted even though you’ve been working there for nearly four months. This one time, several people went out to lunch and didn’t invite you. One time, an unattractive person even had the nerve to ask you out on a date.

This guy in the video has it easy, comparatively. If the fellows on the ground make wisecracks, he probably can’t hear them because he’s 50 feet in the air and panting like an Olympic oarsman. And I bet he gets paid pretty well, even though he can’t even code a simple PHP app. Life’s not fair, I tell you.

We’re Men. We Make Things

We’re Men. We Make Things


We can’t help ourselves, really.

We generally make a mess, of course. Make noise. Make trouble.  Make problems. Cause complications and anxiety. We darken your doorstep and dirty your dishes and drink your booze and leave the refrigerator door open.

When all else fails, we do something useful.