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120 lbs!!! that's not a log! that sounds like the cross section of an entire tree... and it's actually burning? nice biggrin.gif

It was a live oak, so probably smaller than you would think because it was so dense...even after drying out for a year. Luckily my fireplace is 4 feet wide and could just handle it. And it ended up taking right at 24 hours for the whole thing to be gone.
post #1262 of 1628

John Fairfax - first person to row solo across the Atlantic dies

 

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For all its bravura, Mr. Fairfax’s seafaring almost pales beside his earlier ventures. Footloose and handsome, he was a flesh-and-blood character out of Graham Greene, with more than a dash of Hemingway and Ian Fleming shaken in.

 

At 9, he settled a dispute with a pistol. At 13, he lit out for the Amazon jungle. At 20, he attempted suicide-by-jaguar.

 

Mr. Fairfax was among the last avatars of a centuries-old figure: the lone-wolf explorer, whose exploits are conceived to satisfy few but himself. His was a solitary, contemplative art that has been all but lost amid the contrived derring-do of adventure-based reality television.

 

On a camping trip when he was 9, John concluded a fight with another boy by filching the scoutmaster’s pistol and shooting up the campsite. No one was injured, but his scouting career was over.

 

At 13, in thrall to Tarzan, he ran away from home to live in the jungle. He survived there as a trapper with the aid of local peasants, returning to town periodically to sell the jaguar and ocelot skins he had collected.

 

He later studied literature and philosophy at a university in Buenos Aires and at 20, despondent over a failed love affair, resolved to kill himself by letting a jaguar attack him. When the planned confrontation ensued, however, reason prevailed — as did the gun he had with him.

 

In Panama, he met a pirate, applied for a job as a pirate’s apprentice and was taken on. He spent three years smuggling guns, liquor and cigarettes around the world, becoming captain of one of his boss’s boats, work that gave him superb navigational skills.

 

When piracy lost its luster, he gave his boss the slip and fetched up in 1960s London, at loose ends. He revived his boyhood dream of crossing the ocean and, since his pirate duties had entailed no rowing, he began to train.

 

lefty

post #1263 of 1628
^^^ Sounds like a cockhead best forgotten.
post #1264 of 1628

Thanks for playing.

 

lefty

post #1265 of 1628
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

^^^ Sounds like a cockhead best forgotten.

Sounds like he was a true Alpha. The kind that has been long forgotten.
post #1266 of 1628
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

Sounds like he was a true Alpha. The kind that has been long forgotten.

A real man...

The kind who used to fly on rudimetary planes or cross oceans..
post #1267 of 1628
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

A real fuckwit...
The kind who used to fly on rudimetary planes or cross oceans..

FTFY
post #1268 of 1628
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

FTFY

I'm sure you could have smelt the testosterone pouring down his armpits...

What a man..
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Suicide by jaguar? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Suicide by jaguar? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

It's more hip than suicide by pitbull..
post #1271 of 1628
In other manly news, today I evicted a pregnant woman and her three kids. shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post

In other manly news, today I evicted a pregnant woman and her three kids. shog[1].gif

You must proud of that...shog[1].gif

Must be hard sometimes to evict people..
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post

In other manly news, today I evicted a pregnant woman and her three kids. shog[1].gif

I (the baliffs) once evicted a familly with 3 kids under 10 on Christmas eve.
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

I (the baliffs) once evicted a familly with 3 kids under 10 on Christmas eve.

Even better...uhoh.gif
post #1275 of 1628
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

Even better...uhoh.gif

The day wasn't my choice, the baliffs have a schedule and that was when they were free. Cunt kept lying to me about his financials, he was 4 months behind and kept giving me the old I'll pay you next month. If he had been honest and said "I've lost my job and can't pay you" I might have been able to help him out, help him get on the dole or lined up a job for him and then worked out a payment schedule. But no he didn't so fuck him and his family, I had my own family to worry about. People think that just because you are the landlord that you don't have fucking bills to pay.
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