Archive for 2nd August 2009

Comicon Cuteys

These are allegedly from the 2009 Comicon. And if not all of them are, do you really think I mind?

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And before you get all critical with me, do you know how long it took me to set up this post? I had to look at each of these pictures a minimum of 3 times. I mean…what a hardship!

I can’t believe I added “boobs” and “butt” to the tags. Someone’s having a nerd-gasm as we speak.

Nimrod Lighter Dating Remains Unsolved

I’m planning to eventually do 4 posts on the Nimrod Pipe Lighter. First on history, if I can find out anything about it. Then on comparisons, then on repair, then on the Commander, another model from Nimrod.

Now, as to dating, I finally figured out how to disassemble one of these bastards using the original patent and an FGT Sportsman Plug-Lite as references. Despite my best efforts, there doesn’t seem to be any unique serial numbers like the one’s Zippos have on the bottom of their cases.

Anyone know how to date metal machining? Dave? Anybody?


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The Engagement Flutes Faux Pas



Just a short little JackTale here. I was telling someone about this the other day, and I thought I’d share it with you ’cause it’s so awful.

When my first wife, Sherrie and I got engaged, it was going to be a big, fancy wedding. Okay, think lower-middle-income fancy. All those bride magazines are going to be the death of us.

Anyway, my parents bought into it, and wanted to give us something before the wedding as a special gift. They gave us engraved champagne flutes.

With the name of my ex-girlfriend on them.

As you can imagine…well, you can imagine. Sherrie was pretty distraught, and my parents were horrified and went rushing out to fix the problem. A week later, they brought us the replacement flutes.

With her name misspelled.

This is what we call, “a sign.” Too bad I ignored it. Sorry Sherrie.