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#2960467 Post all original thoughts you think you've thunk

Posted by SmokinwithWilly on Yesterday, 01:28 PM

If I take a poo in a field after eating a can of corn, and a corn stalk grows, could I eat that corn, knowing where it came from?

#2960442 The Greg Hardy thread....for everything Hardy related

Posted by SmokinwithWilly on Yesterday, 01:22 PM

Sadly, I could see someone using this to ruin someone come playoff time. 


Player goes to a bar, meets a woman. Hangs out with her a while. She screams he hurt me. Guy suspended for playoffs and career ruined. GO TAINTS!!

#2960415 Homeowners: Give Me (First-Time Homebuyer) Your Advice

Posted by SmokinwithWilly on Yesterday, 01:15 PM

Don't paint rooms obnoxious colors if you want to resell any time soon. Bright colors are great, but expect to put 3 coats of paint on the wall to cover it up. 

#2960157 Homeowners: Give Me (First-Time Homebuyer) Your Advice

Posted by SmokinwithWilly on Yesterday, 12:05 PM

Learn to think of Home Depot and Lowe's as your new toy store.  


For most things with moving parts, I would stay away from either of these stores. They sell the homeowner grade of a lot of things. For a few bucks more, usually about 15% more, you can upgrade to a contractor grade product from a major supply store. This will save you a lot down the road. Instead of replacing something in 5-7 years, you can go every 12-15. If it's something you're going to use on a daily basis, don't be cheap to save a few bucks. You will regret it. 


Also, start talking to contractors about what brands they use, before you need them. People that deal with the stuff on a daily basis are far more reliable for opinions than reading reviews in a magazine, and they are generally pretty cool about you asking as long as you don't try to get a do it yourself lesson from them. If you are handy at all with stuff, put together a small toolbox with every day stuff you need for maintenance. Light bulbs, wall plates, GFI outlets, regular outlets, screwdrivers that actually fit the stuff in your house, paint brushes, plumbers putty, electrical tape, wire nuts, etc. If you keep all this stuff together, there isn't any searching for it when you need it. Label any special tools that come with stuff you buy for the house and put that in the box too (disposal wrenches, door handle wrenches, etc.) Get a couple extra heads for your sprinkler system if you have one in case the ones you have get discontinued. 


The biggest thing to remember is preventative maintenance. You can extend your life on stuff by half usually just by taking care of it as well as prevent huge problems down the road. One thing to consider is using a home inspector every few years to take a more in depth look. They aren't selling you any repair services so they don't have a reason to lie about what they find, and this can catch a small problem to fix for a couple hundred bucks vs thousands (this really applies to roofs). 


I've had to deal with a few home warranties. The biggest issue I've had is most have a 48 hour response time for service, and you don't get to choose the contractor. One of our clients had a warranty, and the company sent out one of the worst companies in our area, and there was nothing we could do to change the contractor. His $200 fix cost $1400 to the owner because the warranty covered his repair work, not any damage he caused to do the repair. Gotta read the fine print on those.


Lastly, water will destroy your home. Don't be afraid to get into your crawl spaces and check for water damage under your bathrooms. Pull down insulation and look for discoloration on your joists. You can see a slow leak from a wax ring there much earlier than a swelling floor. Climb in your attic and check for leaks around any vents or your chimney before it rots out your roof sheeting. If you see light, water may be able to get in. I set aside about 3 hours (I'm thorough) every 3 months just to do my own home inspection. It gets old, but I caught a cracked boot on our bathroom vent that way. 


Grats on your house. Enjoy owning your new home. 

#2960013 Hayden Panettiere

Posted by SmokinwithWilly on Yesterday, 11:15 AM

If Jangler was the father, you can damn sure bet there would have been a video "leaked" to the huddle.

#2955622 Topcats!

Posted by SmokinwithWilly on 15 September 2014 - 03:51 PM

That redhead...good lord. 

You looked above the shoulders?

#2955436 Going out on a date for the first time in 3 years.

Posted by SmokinwithWilly on 15 September 2014 - 02:39 PM

Just make sure to kiss her goodnight. On the forehead

#2944442 At this point.... why not....

Posted by SmokinwithWilly on 11 September 2014 - 08:12 PM

One game to rule them all:



up up down down left right left right B A start

#2930883 Smoking...

Posted by SmokinwithWilly on 07 September 2014 - 01:01 PM

I started at 15 and was smoking 2 packs a day when I quit cold turkey. I bought a new box top pack, dunked the tips of the filters in a toilet after I pissed a little in it. When I got the urge, I couldn't bring myself to smoke one of those. I kept that pack for about a month, then threw it away. Haven't picked one up in 15 years. It was a little extreme, but highly effective when I was battling cravings. I had tried to quit at least a dozen times prior.

#2926229 Ultimate Cock Block

Posted by SmokinwithWilly on 04 September 2014 - 11:12 PM

what a bitch, if my roommate is banging two chicks the only reason i'd bust in there would be to high five him

What about to bring him a Gatorade?

#2923659 Taints honor Benson with a statue LOL

Posted by SmokinwithWilly on 03 September 2014 - 06:02 PM

He renamed the team the Pelicans. No one deserves a statue after that. 

#2923525 Ranking Rookie WRs - 3 or 4 year dynasty league

Posted by SmokinwithWilly on 03 September 2014 - 04:45 PM

I think the biggest deciding factor would be how long do you believe Peyton will be in Denver. When Peyton is gone, so is that high power offense. 

#2921218 Predict the first offensive play

Posted by SmokinwithWilly on 02 September 2014 - 01:34 PM

Cam scrambles for 8 after Bell blows his first blocking assignment of the season.

#2917679 The Myth of Limited Government Republican

Posted by SmokinwithWilly on 30 August 2014 - 09:07 PM

I tend to view most pubs as baby liberals without the balls to just come out and say it. I am fiscally conservative and socially liberal for the most part. Don't really fit into a party.

#2913164 Correct Police Tactics For Dangerous Suspect

Posted by SmokinwithWilly on 28 August 2014 - 06:27 PM

From only watching this video, I'd call this a bad shoot. 


The reason you shoot someone is to end the threat. That's it. No more, no less. He leveled his weapon and appears he aimed it at someone. A lethal take down would have been the safest thing at that point, at least in my opinion, because it ended the threat.  According to the video, they still couldn't approach him for 30 minutes because he still had the gun. They shot to wound and didn't end the threat. Eventually they were able to take him into custody, but it could have turned out differently. What if he had started firing on the way down because it wasn't a lethal shot? Killed someone because of a random unlucky shot?. Would we still be saying shoot to wound, or would people be screaming because they didn't kill him before he managed to kill an innocent?You shoot to end the threat. 


On a more positive note, he will probably sue for millions for pain and suffering for his non lethal wound. And win. 

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