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    dont jump a John Deere Gator...
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    Those large papercutters with all the warnings on them about missing fingers, yeah they were serious. Ask my thumb.

    Women lie as much as they can, they can't seem to help it.

    At first you are afraid it will kill you, then you are horrified that it won't.

    Your gear is worthless unless you have it with you when you need it.

    Your opinion matters alot to you and next to nothing to everyone else.

    Work sucks but you die when you retire.

    Enjoy the little moments, there aren't many big ones so why wait.

    Use it or lose it.

    Only depend on yourself.

    Laugh as much as you can, like Eddie Murphy.

    Try the soup, you'll like it.

    When going to a new Chinese restaurant the Lo-Mein and the Fried rice are safe, hard to screw those up!

    Zombies are going to get you so take out as many as you can before you die.

    Knives break alot less often than guns run out of ammo.

    Not only do you not know the half of it, you don't even know half of the half and you should be happy to know so little.
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    If you own a Brembo radial master cylinder for your motorcycle, make sure you secure the pivot pin with safety wire through the middle. They can and do come out at speed. Sometimes the end result hurts a bit.



    Ryan

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    Yikes !


    It "hurts a bit" just lookin' at those X-rays !


    Good Luck to you, G1K.

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    Ouch!!! Those X-rays are astonishing, G1K. I hope you're on the mend.

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    That happened a little over a year ago. Honestly it didn't hurt until everything had to be put back into place. Of course, I also had a concussion and was in and out for a while.. I don't really remember much about that day after the wreck.

    I lost some movement of my thumb, but nothing severe.


    I'l post up my second nugget of knowledge,

    The rear brake on a motorcycle does nothing at 100+.

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    Things i've learned from G1K:


    Stay the hell off motorcycles.



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    There are writers who are not technical writers.

    (That's also a pet peeve, but I figured it was more apt here.)

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    that going down an wooden ramp on jeans isnt smart XD tore my jeans up from the knee to the belt area. had an laugh with my friends after it. full moon during the day
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    yeah i bought another one... the last one just wasnt what i was looking for

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    Material data safety sheets give you some of the information you need all of the time, but not all of the information all of the time.

    Bicycle helmets don't protect teeth.

    To know when the good old days are here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitesky View Post
    Bicycle helmets don't protect teeth.

    Or chins...

    five point racing harnesses dont do much when they arent buckled, and your upside down in a toyota rock crawler.
    And Teeming With Souls Shall It Ever Be.
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    Don't leave wires strewn across the floor where someone will trip over them later. That someone might be you.

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    Dont drive straight onto the soft beach without first lowering your tyre pressures, you will get bogged even with 4x4. Bugger, wad to wait for a snatch out.


    Dont experiment with how far your car will go with the low fuel light on, especially on a outback road. Had to call a friend to come bring me some fuel, i thought id make it to the station but didnt, bugger.


    A 2stroke line trimmer wont work for long with 4stroke fuel. Served it right for being a 2stroke


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    Quote Originally Posted by mossyoak View Post
    Or chins...
    It was both for me, pretty sure the chin hit first. But it was all a blur.

    Another thing I have learned, and this thread reminded me yet again, is that things can always be worse.

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    do not call an female kickboxer an fat hippo....
    yeah i bought another one... the last one just wasnt what i was looking for

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    Not taking photographs of a rental car when it's returned and then being charged for damage someone else caused.

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    Keeping other hand clear of nail gun. Luckily it was not my hand.

    Photo was taken on the way to the hospital. If this is a problem with a moderator please feel free to remove the link.

    WARNING: It is what you think. http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t290/Optik49/1210051126a.jpg
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    DAMN!!!!!!!!!!
    yeah i bought another one... the last one just wasnt what i was looking for

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    OUCH!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Optik49 View Post
    Keeping other hand clear of nail gun. Luckily it was not my hand.

    Photo was taken on the way to the hospital. If this is a problem with a moderator please feel free to remove the link.

    WARNING: It is what you think. http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t290/Optik49/1210051126a.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgess View Post
    Things i've learned from G1K:


    Stay the hell off motorcycles.



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    If your boss is a lazy idiot, it will never matter how intelligent you are or how hard you work.
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    • Hot glass and cold glass look exactly the same
    • Black ice exists and is REALLY slippery...
    Register your Smart PD(D10, D20, EX10) at the official registry
    To prevent catastrophes, please make sure that brain is online before mouth moves.

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    What have I learned the hard way?

    "Experience is what you get right after you needed it!"

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    To be very VERY sure a woman is actually pregnant before you ask:

    "so, when are you due?"

    My mom gave me first hand experience with this when I was younger when she asked a friend of a close friend this - talk about awkward.

    I still laugh about it - thanks mom
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullfrog View Post
    To be very VERY sure a woman is actually pregnant before you ask:

    "so, when are you due?"


    Had a security trainer make the same mistake. It's even worse when a guy says it.... on the job.
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullfrog View Post
    To be very VERY sure a woman is actually pregnant before you ask:

    "so, when are you due?"
    I almost made this critical mistake very early in my career. An out of town manager was brought in to manage the shutdown of the department I was working in at the time. She was on the large side and appeared to be pregnant, however I opted not to ask.

    It was a good thing I didn't. When I moved halfway across the country to a new office, she ended up being my manager.

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    Pavement is slicker after it rains then when its actually raining, and my jeep XJ is a fishtailing nightmare. But fun...
    And Teeming With Souls Shall It Ever Be.
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    Trying to parallel two LEDs in a minimag socket cause a great potential for a short circuit, when your experiment involves no current-limiting resistor this can cause a short circuit. Short circuits on NiMh cells create a lot of current and a lot of heat, this combined with holding leads on an LED can cause a nasty feeling burn.

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    You will not realize that the lower heating element in the oven has gone when your rice pudding didn't turn out right or the pie does not burn at 450 degrees, but when the Thanksgiving turkey takes forever to cook.

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