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Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:21 am
by Jeff Boettcher
Don't forget to vote!

Campbells soups is running their "Click for Cans" promo with the NFL. Food pantries in the state of the NFL team that receives the most votes in this "tournament" will receive a donation of Campbells Chunky soups to local food pantries. The Packer voters have won for several years now, resulting in WI food pantry shelves gettinfg stock with soups.

Log into www.chunky.com, then click on the Click for cans tab & palce your vote!

After you've voted there's also a frustrating (for me) field goal kicking game to "have fun" with.

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:19 am
by Old Scout
A THREE YEAR OLD BOY IS SITTING ON THE TOILET.
HIS MOTHER THINKS HE HAS BEEN IN THERE TOO LONG, SO SHE GOES IN TO SEE WHAT'S UP.

THE LITTLE BOY IS SITTING ON THE TOILET READING A BOOK.
BUT ABOUT EVERY 15 SECONDS OR SO, HE PUTS THE BOOK DOWN, GRIPS ONTO THE TOILET SEAT WITH HIS LEFT HAND,
AND HITS HIMSELF ON TOP OF HIS HEAD WITH HIS RIGHT HAND.

HIS MOTHER SAYS: "BILLY, ARE YOU ALL RIGHT? YOU'VE BEEN IN HERE FOR A WHILE."

BILLY SAYS: "I'M FINE, MOMMY. I JUST HAVEN'T GONE POTTY' YET."

MOTHER SAYS: "OK, YOU CAN STAY HERE A FEW MORE MINUTES.
BUT, BILLY, WHY ARE YOU HITTING YOURSELF ON THE HEAD?"

BILLY SAYS: "WORKS FOR KETCHUP." :lol:

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:10 pm
by Deb Richardson
Interesting that some real odd responses to threads keep popping up by a "new" poster! Then poof, there they are, gone! Someone is messing with us! :?

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:50 am
by Kerry Tobin
People are creating accounts and then posting stupid messages. However, if you look closely they'll have an apostrophe or something that is a link to a website. They're trying to boost their search rankings.

The messages are disappearing because I'm removing those users from the system each time I find it (and getting a bit annoyed in the process).

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:22 pm
by Deb Richardson
I figured as much and can well imagine you are annoyed Kerry, as you should be. Some people!

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:47 pm
by Deb Richardson
Great Who performance, great Brett commercial! Super Bowl at it's best!

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:16 am
by Old Scout
Just received an e-mail from a friend in New Orleans, I quote
" Holy s**t, we just won the Superbowl, it is insane down here. Mardi Gras is on the 16. This place may not quiet down till after that."

Get the feeling those folks are just a bit happy.

My favorite commercial was the one with Betty White and Abe Vigoda ! ! The Favre one may be close to the truth, one never knows ! :lol:

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:28 pm
by Deb Richardson
For anyone that is a spear sturgeon here's video that you might enjoy. Even if you don't spear it's a pretty awesome fish.

http://www.fdlreporter.com/article/2010 ... ry-06-2010

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:01 am
by Jeff Boettcher
Insert any group you want for this joke. It flys.


Hypnotist at Senior Center

It was entertainment night at the Senior Centre and over 300 Seniors came to see the show.

Claude the hypnotist exclaimed: 'I'm here to put you into a
trance; I intend to hypnotize each and every member of the
audience.'

The excitement was almost electric as he withdrew a beautiful antique pocket watch from his coat 'I want you each to keep your eye on this antique watch.. It's a very special watch. It's been in my family for six generations.'

He began to swing the watch gently back and forth while
quietly chanting, 'Watch the watch, watch the watch, and watch the watch...

'The crowd became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and forth, light gleaming off its polished surface. Hundreds of pairs of eyes followed the swaying watch, until, suddenly, it slipped from the hypnotist's fingers and fell to the floor, breaking into a hundred pieces.

'SH*T!' said the Hypnotist........


It took three days to clean up the Senior Center.

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:02 am
by Jeff Boettcher
Good for the Packers to retain Clifton. Hopefully they can find his replacement in the draft this year.

Will Ted Thompson go after one of the safeties that have been released? I'm hoping that he could sign the ex -Steeler. Can't remember his name right now. (Senility @ 53.)

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:20 am
by Jeff Boettcher
Hey Catfish!

How are you doing? Ready to harass some bass???

The Board stagnates without some insights/platitudes from you!

You too Deb. How's life in the NW territories of WI?

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:53 pm
by Old Scout
It really makes me wonder, I drove back from Minn. yesterday by way of LaCross. The highest gas prices I saw all the way back was $2.87 until I got to Tomahawk. In the week I was gone the prices had gone up from $2.92 to $2.95. Is it just greed and because there are so few stations and they can get away with it by all sticking together ?

Talk about sticking it to people just because you can !

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:33 pm
by Catfish
Hey Catfish!

How are you doing? Ready to harass some bass???

The Board stagnates without some insights/platitudes from you!

Hello Jeff and all. Jeff just noticed your post today....only one month later. What can I say? Accept the board has been very uneventfull and basically boring without all the juicy stuff we used to have going. You know.....friction....name calling and all the bla, bla bla. Oh I miss that bantoring.
Anyway, you say how am I doing? I'm just trying to get used to this transplanted liver they gave me. Now all I do is cook and bake and strut around the kitchen. It MUST have been a woman's! This is pretty strange for me. My wife is going, "go girl". She loves the fact that I started to pitch in. Wow this is strange.

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:02 pm
by Deb Richardson
I'm thinking La Crosse is cheaper because of the Kwik Trip connection. All is good in West Central WI. Decided to go the RV route. So not our camping style but the soon to be grandparents of twins have decided it's time for some of the creature comforts of life or heck ya we're getting old! Life is good!

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:18 pm
by Deb Richardson
Catfish, how are things going for you?

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:29 pm
by Old Scout
At one time or another I have done light weight tent camping, Car and tent camping and the RV.
I used to joke that I could sleep just fine on a soft rock, but those days are long gone.

At this point in life it sure is nice to have all those comforts ! :)

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:35 pm
by Deb Richardson
Thank you Old Scout.

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:59 am
by Catfish
Deb, just answered that question from Jeff, although facetiously. But truthfully I am doing well with my new liver. I am still amazed at the thought that I have someone elses major organ. Those surgeons are my heros. They not only have brilliant minds but also incredible hands re-routing arteries and reconstructing things like bile duct connections, among so many other connections. During the transplant they removed my gall bladder as well. Such precise work allowing the 400 functions the liver does. It's amazing. and I thank the Lord everyday for his plan for me. I believe He was there guiding their hands. In all of my 62 years I have never felt so lucky. Now that they've done their thing for me, you all will have to put up with my nonsense a few more years. Lock and load!

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:34 am
by Deb Richardson
Glad you are doing well Catfish. You have been blessed. You are a living, breathing example of why we should all place that donor sticker on our drivers license. Happy to have your sense and nonsense here on the board.

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:06 pm
by Catfish
Deb, and all, True enough about that donor sticker. I urge everyone to take the effort to be an organ donor. If and when you die, your relatives and loved ones will not be able to tell if you have a liver or lung or kidney under that suit coat or lovely dress. It couldn't hurt a thing, but it would be the right thing to do for someone who just wants to stay alive for their children or the Grandma or Grandpa that wants to see a grand daughter grow up. Just please give me a couple more years is what they're saying. No one will ever know how it feels until they themselves are waiting for an organ match. At one point during my year and a half on the wait list I startd crashing to the point of being sent to Madison to keep me alive. Eight days later they said if I don't get a liver REAL soon, I would die waiting for one. A month later I got my call. Being a three hour drive to Madison from our house, we had to be ready to roll, at any time of the day or night. That early morning they called they said if you can leave your house in twenty minutes we have a match for you.
My story goes further at that point.......They checked me in, rushed me into the Operating Room where they prepped me, installed a "central line" in my neck, intubated me, cathaterized me and had the anesthesiologist put me under. As it turned out the second surgeon caught the first surgeon a couple of seconds before he began cutting. He told the first guy that there seemed to be "Something"....wrong with this liver they've given us for this guy. He said it didn't "look" right or "feel" right. They tested the liver with a biopsy and found out it was no good. I woke up in a room full of equipment and asked the nurse where I was. She said I was in "recovery". I immediately said, "I'm alive, I made it, far out!" No she said, "No we didnt do it". When she told me the O.R. room story, I said, "What do I do now?", she said they were going to wake me up enough to check me out and I should go back to Tomahawk and WAIT for another match. Talk about feeling rejected!
As I was leaving the hospitol I actually said to God, "Dear Lord, please take care of me and see me thru this. I love you and I know you love me." Ten seconds later the second surgeon that noticed the liver as being compromised, chased after us in the parking lot and said we need to come back in and get re-checked in because they just received another liver that was a perfect match for me. He said they would put it in in the morning. Thank you God!

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:13 pm
by Deb Richardson
Is it wrong to be excited to have worn a Super Bowl ring tonight that was from one of the Giants that beat the Pack to get there?

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:47 pm
by Old Scout
Enjoy it Deb ! ! ! :D

I got to look at Mike Webster's ring back in the early 80's but I didn't get to try it on. Besides I would have had to put it on two fingers to make it fit. (well almost). :D It was an exiting experience.

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:49 am
by Deb Richardson
Was thinking of our forum friend Catfish this weekend. My husband's employer was a sponsor for the Rich Seubert Celebrity trap shoot. Rich is a Marshfield area native, a starting guard for the New York Giants, has a Super Bowl ring thanks to the Packers. ;-) Rich's grandmother is one of the longest living heart transplant recipients in the state of Wisconsin. A woman that was given maybe 5 years after her transplant is still here after 23. Another great reason to consider organ donation. Just a little something for all of us to think about. Hope you are well Catfish!


http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/91277249.html

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:13 pm
by Old Scout
Found out something interesting today. The last two days I had been trying to get my lawn mower running. I sharpened the blades, changed the oil and since the tank was nearly full was going to start it up and check things out. No luck getting it started. Tried everything. It seemed like it was flooding as the plug was always wet. Took the plug out, cleaned it, checked for spark let it sit overnight, put the plug back in, still nothing. I was talking to a friend today and he suggested dumping the gas and putting fresh in. It seems that there is a problem with ethenol gas when it sits for a while. Apparently the ethenol seperates from the gas and tends to draw moisture and gum things up. In the past I had always made sure that the tank was full in the fall to prevent condensation, added a bit of heet and never had a problem.

Well, to make a long story a bit shorter, I dumped the gas, put a small amount of gumout in the tank, filled it with fresh gas and the mower started on the second pull.

I guess from now on I will have to make sure the tank is empty in the fall so as not to have this problem in the future.

Got to love this corn juice in the gas ! :x

Wanted to pass this on so maybe it will save someone else a bit of frustration.

Re: Northwoods Miscellanea

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:25 am
by tooten
Ah, for the good old days. Remember when it was against the law to water down gas and sell it. One must wonder what kind of mileage the new vehicles would get with real high octane fuel.