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The Smoke

Member Since 25 Nov 2012
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#743803 My son sells his 1967 Mustang

Posted by The Smoke on Yesterday, 09:34 PM

Mecum in Florida a few days ago.  Lot S136  (This is not a joke) He has owned this car for 5 years.  It is the last of his collection.


Go to Mecum Auctions and look up Kissimmee 2017  Lot 136  to read about it.




#742678 Don't have a doctor that plays COD4 with you.....

Posted by The Smoke on 11 January 2017 - 01:16 PM


#739220 I'm still here

Posted by The Smoke on 18 December 2016 - 06:06 PM

Just thought I would stop by and say hi.

#723263 Doctor's verdict is in on my finger problem...

Posted by The Smoke on 18 September 2016 - 01:17 PM

If you read my blog then you know about my arm and hand problem.


I got the verdict Friday.  It is a long term problem called Myelinopathy.  It is a degeneration of the myelin sheath that covers

the nerves in our body.  It turns out that not only is my Right Index finger affected, but all the nerves in both hands.

Nothing they can really do about it.  But it is going to get worse until I won't be able to move my fingers without severe pain happening.

The doctor said it started years ago from getting into all those fist fights, hurting my hands working on cars and other injuries. 


So I am going to give you young kids a very important word of advice.  Walk away.  I have a temperament that won't let me do that.  So

I fought everyday in school.  Sometimes I started it, but 99% of the time it was a bully of some kind.  I fought in Golden Gloves for two years

in High School and still had to fight guys after school.  Growing up in an Indian school probably wasn't good for me.


So here is what happens now.  I will be put on some medicine to keep the pain and inflammation down but it won't stop the spread.  Using the mouse

in the games and online will be cut down a lot and finally will have to stop.  Even using the TV zapper will get difficult in the future.  So I am starting

using my left hand more.  The medication makes you sick at first with nausea and vomiting until your body gets used to it.  I am going to be in an arm/hand

splint for a while to see if immobilization helps.  Driving is going to be a real pain.  Playing guitar is not going to happen for a while.  My left hand is not

as bad as my right so I can still do things but it is going to take some serious re-training.


Right now I have to put my hand in cold water for 15 minutes then I have to put it in hot wax for 15 minutes, 4 times a day.  Aspirin helps but not Tylenol.

I will get my first cortisone shots next week.  The area where they put the medicine makes it excruciatingly painful, so I have that to look forward to also.

I will get one shot in four places twice a month for about 6 months.


So I just wanted to let you guys know what is happening.  I will still log in to COD4 but will probably just spectate.


I want you young guys to take care of yourself, because, all the injuries you get when you are young, never go away.  They come back when you get older.

I have broken so many bones and damaged my brain so many times, I wonder how I am still alive.  I am also starting to suffer from mental illness now and

I have small strokes from time to time.  So if I don't log on for about 2 or 3 weeks, I am probably dead.


Love you guys,


Ol' Smoke

#721702 Built a new PC recently..

Posted by The Smoke on 11 September 2016 - 09:54 AM

Well you know what I'm gonna say....so I won't.  It's like this....Fender or Gibson???

#721503 Funny Heinz ketchup video

Posted by The Smoke on 10 September 2016 - 03:27 PM

#721202 A Bus-Size Asteroid Just Gave Earth a Close Shave

Posted by The Smoke on 09 September 2016 - 08:13 AM

Wait till you see the one that is coming. It won't miss.

#720763 Mesaboogie 18 COD4 player Amplifier

Posted by The Smoke on 06 September 2016 - 12:11 PM

We have a player on COD4 goes by Mesaboogie18.  Since I used to own a Mesaboogie Bass head  I thought I would post a picture

of the amplifier he has.



#720257 =F|A= Game Month

Posted by The Smoke on 03 September 2016 - 09:50 AM

I would normally be on the COD4 game event, but I own those guys everyday, so what's the point?

#720237 Katy Sagal coming to Big Bang Theory

Posted by The Smoke on 03 September 2016 - 08:32 AM

I really liked TBBT at first but I haven't watched it in years. They ruined it by giving them all girlfriends. Who the hell wants to watch another sitcom about people in relationships? I want to see  loneliness and failure leading to misery and desperation - now you've got a comedy! 


You should watch the Seinfeld show then.

The show started off great, but then everybody got big raises and the comedy stops.  They just say lines now.

Same thing happened with Cheers, Seinfeld, and Friends.

#718773 Pic of the Day 26.08.16

Posted by The Smoke on 26 August 2016 - 08:43 AM

That one picture is of me putting in the sprinkler head yesterday.

#718767 Ever had one of those days?

Posted by The Smoke on 26 August 2016 - 08:30 AM

Yesterday started like most days but it got to be a real bad day later.


A few weeks ago I was edging the side yard and hit one of the sprinkler heads with the edger.  It seemed fine but was damaged.

I checked it out Wednesday and it was leaking out the head cover so I knew I had to replace it.

So Yesterday I go out and dig out the sprinkler head and remove it and I go out to Lowe's to get another one.  I go back to the

sprinkler department and find the replacement for it and head home.  I get down and start cleaning out the hole so no dirt gets

into the line.  I put the new sprinkler head onto the line to screw it on when the sprinkler head goes all the way down onto the

line. ???  I look at the head and it's the wrong one.  It is a 3/4" screw feed and I need a 1/2" feed.

So back to Lowe's I go and I have to return it first, of course.  Then I head back to the sprinkler department to get the right one.

I go to the box where I read  1/2"  180 degree spray head  Rainbird.  That's it.  I go pay and head home.  I get back down onto

my old bad knees and I screw it onto the feed line and I am now going to set the coverage.  On the sprinkler head it shows where

the water will go, this one is 180 degrees so it sprays in front and on both sides.  I look at the head and it doesn't look right.  So

I get down closer and it is a 360 degree sprayer head.  The language that came out of me would have embarrassed a prison inmate.

Back to Lowe's I go.  Returns. Sprinkler department.  I pull the box down that says 1/2" thread - 180 degree coverage - Rainbird.

I pull out another head.  360 degree.  I check them all and they are all 360 degree.  So I look for another box.  No other box do I see.

I see a box of 1/2" 360 degree so I check them out, but that's what they are.  So I get some help and he can't find the 180 degree ones.

They check the back stock room,  nothing.  So now I have to drive all the way to the other end of town and go to Wilco.  I finally find the

head I am looking for whoo hoo!   I get it home, screw it on, set the coverage, and open the screw tap a 1/4 turn.  I go turn on the

water and nothing is coming out of that head.  So I grab my little screwdriver and go get into the water and turn the screw tap and

nothing.  I turn the water off.  Get back onto my bad knees and take the head back off.  I turn the head upside down and there is a

little cardboard insert in the end of the 1/2" screw tap that reads "For 1/2" standard thread only"  "Remove this tag before using".

More cursing.  I remove the tag.  Redo everything and finally !!!!!  Water!  And it is in the right area and spraying like it should.

I cover the sprayer hole and tamp down the dirt.  I go back into the garage and hit the spray button on the controller.  I hear nothing.

I go out, no water in any of the sprayers.  I then hear my wife scream.  UH OH.  I run back to the controller and hit the pause button.

I forgot to tell it to run only the front side sprinklers.  My wife was working in her garden when the back sprinklers came on.

After she dried off, I took her to Wendy's for a burger, fries, and Frosty.  The burger was wrong.   And on it goes......

#717160 Louisiana flood: Worst US disaster since Hurricane Sandy, Red Cross says

Posted by The Smoke on 19 August 2016 - 09:27 AM

Interesting that none of the federal politicians even mention this tragedy.  Did you have a good round Barry?

#717159 Teamspeak with the most awesome people on COD4

Posted by The Smoke on 19 August 2016 - 09:25 AM

Last night we had a great time on Teamspeak.  These are the people that know how to have fun.



Norman Corn





I think Starblazer was on also.


Kay had a broken mike but she was there.


Laughing was contagious.  We talked about old music, new music, Speed, and food in Chicago.  Everything.


You guys who never get onto TS are really missing some fun.  I know the time zone thing is hard, but Normie was on at midnight.


If you just want to listen, that is okay, you dont have to jump right in, but check it out.  We will welcome you.   Except Speed.




#717023 Thought it was funny...

Posted by The Smoke on 18 August 2016 - 02:36 PM