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Unread 02-01-2008, 12:32 PM   #436
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Slinky on an escalator?
2 years ago a friend of mine went to the mall to do the slinky on an escalator thing. After 2 or 3 steps down the stupid slinky rolled over on its side and started to bounce down the stairs. He's an idiot and leaned over to grab it, lost his balance and fell down the stairs. He (eventually) ends up at the bottom, semi-conscious and the escalator drags him back to the top where the stairs catch hold of his beltloop and the thing proceeds to rip his jeans 1/2 off before it jams and stops.

So he's stuck in an escalator, semi-dressed, bleeding, and more or less unconscious. Some girl who saw the whole thing happen tries to help him out, but all she can do is cut his pants the rest of the way off to free him. She's nice enough to drive him home, and he thanks her by buying her lunch. Long story short, but 2 months later they ended up married. Two weeks after the wedding I stop off at his folks place to drop off a birthday card and I find him sitting on their couch, turns out his living with them now. I ask him wth is going on and he says on the honeymoon he finds out that the wife was actually a dude! He says he was a pre-op tranny who'd already done the hormones and breast job. Which explains why his "Let's wait until we're married" love of his life would only go topless during their make-out sessions.

And the real kicker is that after my buddy found out he was more or less gay at this point, he goes out, gets drunk and hooks up with a stripper for the night and catches herpes!

I guess what I'm trying to say is I won't try the slinky on an escalator thing because I don't want to catch herpes. But it's your life, do what you want.

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Unread 02-01-2008, 01:09 PM   #437
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2 years ago a friend of mine went to the mall to do the slinky on an escalator thing. After 2 or 3 steps down the stupid slinky rolled over on its side and started to bounce down the stairs. He's an idiot and leaned over to grab it, lost his balance and fell down the stairs. He (eventually) ends up at the bottom, semi-conscious and the escalator drags him back to the top where the stairs catch hold of his beltloop and the thing proceeds to rip his jeans 1/2 off before it jams and stops.

So he's stuck in an escalator, semi-dressed, bleeding, and more or less unconscious. Some girl who saw the whole thing happen tries to help him out, but all she can do is cut his pants the rest of the way off to free him. She's nice enough to drive him home, and he thanks her by buying her lunch. Long story short, but 2 months later they ended up married. Two weeks after the wedding I stop off at his folks place to drop off a birthday card and I find him sitting on their couch, turns out his living with them now. I ask him wth is going on and he says on the honeymoon he finds out that the wife was actually a dude! He says he was a pre-op tranny who'd already done the hormones and breast job. Which explains why his "Let's wait until we're married" love of his life would only go topless during their make-out sessions.

And the real kicker is that after my buddy found out he was more or less gay at this point, he goes out, gets drunk and hooks up with a stripper for the night and catches herpes!

I guess what I'm trying to say is I won't try the slinky on an escalator thing because I don't want to catch herpes. But it's your life, do what you want.

That is one heck of a story! Very funny!
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Unread 02-01-2008, 01:15 PM   #438
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2 years ago a friend of mine went to the mall to do the slinky on an escalator thing. After 2 or 3 steps down the stupid slinky rolled over on its side and started to bounce down the stairs. He's an idiot and leaned over to grab it, lost his balance and fell down the stairs. He (eventually) ends up at the bottom, semi-conscious and the escalator drags him back to the top where the stairs catch hold of his beltloop and the thing proceeds to rip his jeans 1/2 off before it jams and stops.

So he's stuck in an escalator, semi-dressed, bleeding, and more or less unconscious. Some girl who saw the whole thing happen tries to help him out, but all she can do is cut his pants the rest of the way off to free him. She's nice enough to drive him home, and he thanks her by buying her lunch. Long story short, but 2 months later they ended up married. Two weeks after the wedding I stop off at his folks place to drop off a birthday card and I find him sitting on their couch, turns out his living with them now. I ask him wth is going on and he says on the honeymoon he finds out that the wife was actually a dude! He says he was a pre-op tranny who'd already done the hormones and breast job. Which explains why his "Let's wait until we're married" love of his life would only go topless during their make-out sessions.

And the real kicker is that after my buddy found out he was more or less gay at this point, he goes out, gets drunk and hooks up with a stripper for the night and catches herpes!

I guess what I'm trying to say is I won't try the slinky on an escalator thing because I don't want to catch herpes. But it's your life, do what you want.
Heh, that story takes 1st Prize for JF Funny Story of the Year!!!
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Unread 02-01-2008, 01:16 PM   #439
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2 years ago a friend of mine went to the mall to do the slinky on an escalator thing. After 2 or 3 steps down the stupid slinky rolled over on its side and started to bounce down the stairs. He's an idiot and leaned over to grab it, lost his balance and fell down the stairs. He (eventually) ends up at the bottom, semi-conscious and the escalator drags him back to the top where the stairs catch hold of his beltloop and the thing proceeds to rip his jeans 1/2 off before it jams and stops.

So he's stuck in an escalator, semi-dressed, bleeding, and more or less unconscious. Some girl who saw the whole thing happen tries to help him out, but all she can do is cut his pants the rest of the way off to free him. She's nice enough to drive him home, and he thanks her by buying her lunch. Long story short, but 2 months later they ended up married. Two weeks after the wedding I stop off at his folks place to drop off a birthday card and I find him sitting on their couch, turns out his living with them now. I ask him wth is going on and he says on the honeymoon he finds out that the wife was actually a dude! He says he was a pre-op tranny who'd already done the hormones and breast job. Which explains why his "Let's wait until we're married" love of his life would only go topless during their make-out sessions.

And the real kicker is that after my buddy found out he was more or less gay at this point, he goes out, gets drunk and hooks up with a stripper for the night and catches herpes!

I guess what I'm trying to say is I won't try the slinky on an escalator thing because I don't want to catch herpes. But it's your life, do what you want.
i knew a dude that caught crabs cuz a yo-yo! you really dont want to mess with them damn hoola hoops.
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Unread 02-02-2008, 01:36 AM   #440
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Best story ever! Indy, please make a thread just for it so others can enjoy it.
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Unread 02-02-2008, 12:17 PM   #441
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Someone posted earlier that thier girlfreind/wife didn't understand how people could think the plane wouldn't take off. So last night I asked this question to 5 different women. All of them got it correct. To them it was obvious that the wheels/conveyor belt would have no effect on the planes ability to take off.

Ask the women in your life and see how they repond. Pretty interesting how male vs female brains work.
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Unread 02-02-2008, 01:16 PM   #442
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Maul's are god like for bush flying.

Ive seen some "modified" ones with ridiculous power. Like 500hp V8 power. That particular one used a 4" S/C belt to drive the prop and gain some reduction.

Those whacky Alaskans, I swear.
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500hp in a 1000lb airplane. Insane.


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Unread 02-02-2008, 02:06 PM   #443
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I wonder how that V8 powered Maule does so far as its CG goes. Sure seems like that big V8 would make baggage in the back less of a problem as far as its range of acceptable CG goes.
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Unread 02-02-2008, 02:38 PM   #444
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I wonder how that V8 powered Maule does so far as its CG goes. Sure seems like that big V8 would make baggage in the back less of a problem as far as its range of acceptable CG goes.
No idea....

Though the article did say he was using an engine out of a busch league type car, so I'd assume its aluminum and not nearly as heavy as a BBC truck/ muscle car motor. And being its an experimental aircraft, and not certified, the owner can do just about anything he wants to do to it, as long as he's not taking passengers. (legally)


The biggest thing that surprised me was the belt driven prop.


Alaska sure has a different set of aviation regulations than the rest of the lower 48.
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Alaska has some loop holes, but if it's experimental he could fly that anywhere. Even Michigan. Alaska really has about the same rules as the rest of the states.
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Alaska has some loop holes, but if it's experimental he could fly that anywhere. Even Michigan. Alaska really has about the same rules as the rest of the states.
Ive never really looked into Alaskan regulations. I just notice in passing while reading through the FAR's alot of "With the exception of flights being conducted in Alaska, no pilot may..."

Id love to see a vid of that Maule though. Off to youtube!
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Unread 02-04-2008, 01:19 PM   #447
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Best story ever! Indy, please make a thread just for it so others can enjoy it.
Glad you enjoyed it, dusting off another gem from an older post

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DO NOT BUY IT!!!! I own a Chicago Electric winch and it was the worst investment I've ever made!

my $.02
Allow me to fill in the gaps. He purchased the winch as a christmas present to himself 2 years ago. His wife was already upset at the money his jeep was costing, so he hid the winch on the top shelf of his closet. Unfortunately he also purchased a nice vintage china set for his wifes christmas present, which he was hiding underneath some clothes on the closet floor. As he was leaving the room to watch some TV he heard a loud crash from the closet. Sure enough, the winch was so heavy it broke the shelf and went crashing on top of the china set, destroying it and breaking off the solenoid of the winch.

Now he was really upset as the china was ruined, and there was no way the manufacturer was going to cover the winch under warranty. He started picking up the pieces, but in his haste and anger he cut himself on a shard of china. The cut was fairly bad and he was bleeding all over, including getting some on his wifes wedding dress that fallen to the floor with the rest of the closets contents. He decided to go to the ER to get some stitches for his bleeding hand.

Once he arrived at the hospital he was still in a foul mood and was not paying attention as he walked down the hallway. He accidentally bumped into someone, but was so self involved he just muttered "stupid winch" under his breath as he walked. Unfortunately the person he bumped into was a biker babe who was there with her big ol' biker boyfriend, who only heard him saying "stupid wench" as he shoved into his girl. So then the biker proceeds to thrash him up and down the hallway, finally shoving him head first into a sharps container where Forumpete58 got stuck by a dirty needle and contracted hepatitus.

I hope this clarifies, but I have to agree the winch was likely the worst investment he ever made.






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