atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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#1023: Monday afternoon's stuff

I should be outside putting a power steering hose on the van, not doing this. I hope you're happy.

I'm starting, as I increasingly find myself doing, by linking to Boortz. As usual, a ton of goodness here.

Somebody forgot to remind me that yesterday was Earth Day. And in Edmonton, they had to have their "celebration" indoors due to a blizzard. Yeah, "global warming". Meanwhile, I haven't heard if the latest sunspot cycle has begun yet...

Scotland apparently has one refinery. This refinery is in a phased shutdown due to a strike. Panic ensues.

What would Scotland do if some raghead took out that refinery with a well-placed self-detonation?

Vox Day discusses the fundamentalist enclave in Texas which was recently busted up by the government. His take is an interesting one. I don't know what I think about this issue because I have carefully not paid any attention to it, but Vox Day makes an excellent case here.

Truck testicles now illegal in Florida. Florida strikes a blow for good taste. Amazing.

...as is the weather outside. Guess I'd better go fix the van. And change the oil in the lawn mower. And....

UPDATE: Call it a moral victory: I got the van put back together, all except for the power steering pressure line. AutoZone gave me the wrong blanking part.

UPDATE 2: Took the incorrect part back to AutoZone. The anus who waited on me checked the part number but didn't check to see if the right part was in the box.

His suggestion? "Bend the tube to fit."
Me: "And if I kink it while bending it, can I get a free replacement?"
Him: "Maybe the best idea is to remove that bracket." (the power steering pump bracket.)
Me: "Well, except that that's the bracket which holds the pump on the truck. Thanks." ...and I left.

No more AutoZone for me. Not when there's a Murray's Discount Auto Parts and an Advance Auto just down the street from there.
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