June 17, 2003

Another Blogger Jumps Ship. Drumwaster’s

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 10:21 pm

Another Blogger Jumps Ship.
Drumwaster’s Rants! has moved off BlogSpot. His new, spiffy site can be found here. Please adjust your links or bookmarks, as the case may be.

I’m starting to feel like a member of the band on the Titanic!

Jimbo Fix-It Answers an

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:40 pm

Jimbo Fix-It Answers an Urgent E-Mail.
I recently received this urgent E-Mail, to which I feel I should respond immediately.

Dear Jimbo Fix-It,
I am a regular reader, and I have been following your advice about using my hammer for do-it-yourself repairs. Here’s the problem. Last night I was using my hammer to fix my amplifier/receiver, which was making hissing sounds. When I hit the amp in just the right spot, a piece of plastic flew off and almost hit me in the eye. I’m thinking about buying a pair of safety glasses. What do you think?

Signed, Worried in Mount Pleasant

Dear W.I.M.P,.
I’d say that your initials are quite fitting. I think that you are probably watching that smartass Bob Vila, who probably wears safety glasses to blow his damned nose. If you insist on watching that crap, don’t waste Jimbo Fix-It’s valuable time.

However, I will give you the benefit of the doubt on this one. Here is my advice on developing a safe hammering technique. What you have to do is learn to close your eyes a millisecond before the hammer strikes its target. Now, to get this right you may have to practice awhile by hitting a soft surface, but, believe me, it will pay off in the end. Once you develop this technique, your eyelids, (nature’s safety glasses), will protect your eyes from flying bits of plastic and virtually everything else that is hammerable.

And, you can use the money you saved buy not buying those useless safety glasses to put towards getting yourself a backup hammer.

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