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oldE 10-14-2013 04:29 AM

Go tearing out into a howling January ice storm to attempt to prop up the leaning stud walls of the barn under construction when some of the braces gave way. :rolleyes:

When the walls came down, at least I was standing between two of the studs. :eek:

Best
Les

mattdavis11 10-14-2013 05:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Embraer (Post 7703893)
put tweezers into a wall outlet (one of my first "science experiments" at the age of 5)

I'm laughing uncontrollably. I did the same thing at about the same age.:D

Why did I think it was ok to check the chain lubrication on my bike while in motion. Ran my finger all the way through the front sprocket.

herr_oberst 10-14-2013 05:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Embraer (Post 7703893)
put tweezers into a wall outlet (one of my first "science experiments" at the age of 5)

I used keys, at about the same age.

YEOW!

gshase 10-14-2013 06:37 AM

My first year of teaching, I allowed a student named Richard Head to use a nickname.

legion 10-14-2013 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Embraer (Post 7703893)
put tweezers into a wall outlet (one of my first "science experiments" at the age of 5)

When I was 8, I found an old power cord in the garbage. I put paperclips in it, hooked it up to a 9 volt batter, then plugged it in....at my friend's house. It recharged the battery, as far as I could tell. It only occurred to me later that day that his dad yelling at him in Hindi and his lights going out might have been related to my experiment.

legion 10-14-2013 06:44 AM

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Originally Posted by gshase (Post 7704197)
My first year of teaching, I allowed a student named Richard Head to use a nickname.

Dr. Michael Hunt ran the planetarium at my high school.

scottmandue 10-14-2013 06:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Embraer (Post 7703893)
put tweezers into a wall outlet (one of my first "science experiments" at the age of 5)

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1381762695.jpg


Why did I.... date a red head with big boobs... what could go wrong?

silverc4s 10-14-2013 07:03 AM

Swap out a new fuel petcock for a leaking one on my still warm from ride Norton with 3+ gallons of gas in the tank.
Long funny story with good outcome. NEVER try this, Darwin Award material..������

Targa Me 10-14-2013 07:58 AM

...sell my 1963 Ragtop bug for almost nothing.

Nostril Cheese 10-14-2013 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by legion (Post 7704211)
Dr. Michael Hunt ran the planetarium at my high school.

Mel Ted Dick was my history teacher in high school. No joke.

Amail 10-14-2013 08:54 AM

Traded my 67 Camaro for a 66 bug

mgatepi 10-14-2013 09:24 AM

Wow....I just realized I have done several of these......sad

Embraer 10-14-2013 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by mattdavis11 (Post 7704105)
I'm laughing uncontrollably. I did the same thing at about the same age.:D

Why did I think it was ok to check the chain lubrication on my bike while in motion. Ran my finger all the way through the front sprocket.

My dad, an electrical guru, was out in the barn when I did it. I remember lights getting dim in the house, sparks and flames spewing out of the wall, and being knocked on my butt by the electrocution. He came running in...he knew exactly what was happening. Learned my lesson on that one....

mattdavis11 10-14-2013 09:54 AM

It was only 25 amperes received on my end. Blew the breaker and done. Learned a lot about alternating current that day.

scottmandue 10-14-2013 03:55 PM

Buy the first Miata we looked at... $4200 for Miata... $4000 in repairs... still have at least $1500 in upgrades I want to do.

However when I'm done it will have all the parts I want on it, it should be like new and good for another 100K miles.

Wife bought the car for me with her inheritance... "I like this one"

strupgolf 10-14-2013 04:08 PM

Selling my mint 69 Z/28 Camaro because I did not haave room in the moving van. Then selling my other mint 69 Z/28, because I did'nt think there was a future in muscle cars. Dooooooooo.

john70t 10-14-2013 04:44 PM

Check why they put a ribbon on that wire around the cow pasture.

Ride a motorcycle through a snow storm.

matt f 10-14-2013 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by john70t (Post 7705224)
Check why they put a ribbon on that wire around the cow pasture.

Ride a motorcycle through a snow storm.

Talked my city cousin into peeing on above mentioned ribbon.:eek:
Did not end well for me after my father found out who the "jackass" was that told cousin John that it's ok to hose that ribbon down. To my dad's credit, he did wait to beat my ass until after cousin Johnny's (pussy) obligatory ER visit.

legion 10-14-2013 06:40 PM

...fool around with a drunk crazy girl that showed up at my dorm room in college. (Happened more than once.)

Robert Coats 10-15-2013 04:43 AM

Check the gearbox oil level in a '72 Corvette while the front wheels were up on ramps. <dribble-dribble> "Gosh, this thing is overfilled. <3/4 of a quart pours out of the inspection hole> "Good thing I checked it." :confused:

About 100 miles later, the trans imploded.


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