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    DParker started a thread Rip Roy Clark in Podunk Corner
    He might still be grinnin', but unfortunately for us he is no longer pickin'. Roy Clark, country music legend and 'Hee Haw' star, dead at 85
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    3 Days Ago
    #ibelieveher
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    1 Week Ago
    Uh...the sgt was unarmed, as were all 5 of the other off-duty cops. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna933831
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    1 Week Ago
    It's a good thing he didn't have an assault weapon. Someone might have gotten hurt.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Slow pedestrian? Obnoxious bicyclist? Game warden who asked too many questions?
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    3 Weeks Ago
    ...on whether or not Swampy even bothers to drop by to tell us all to kiss his billionaire ass. One winning Mega Millions ticket in South Carolina
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    4 Weeks Ago
    ...I'm gettin' drunk....I'm feelin' mellow... Actually, I'm enjoying a fine craft brew at my favorite watering hole to celebrate still being alive. The wife was out all day with her sister, our daughter and our granddaughter having a girls' day out, so I decided to take the opportunity to do tackle a small electrical chore (you can already smell the stupidity, can't you?). As part of my home automation kick I bought and installed a Ring doorbell (does video, motion sensing, etc) a while back, but it's never worked reliably due to my doorbell transformer being an old and underpowered model. So I ordered a new one that outputs more juice and have bee waiting for a weekend when it's not a billion degrees in the attic (where the old transformer is) to do the replacement. Today was just such a day. So the first dumb thing I did was decide to do electrical work in the attic while nobody else was home. The second display of stupidity was assuming that because the doorbell no longer rang after I switched off what I *thought* was the correct circuit breaker that I in fact had the correct breaker (having forgotten that one of the bits of flakiness that the doorbell exhibited was not reliably triggering the chime). The third bit of idiocy was not bothering to use my multimeter (which I had with me) to double-check that there was no current going to the old transformer....because...y'know...I was sure I'd killed the juice. So I'm in the attic straddling the opening for the ladder, having removed the wiring nuts from the old transformer...and twisting in one of the wires from the new-and-improved unit when my left arm inadvertently brushes up against the other exposed wire. Guess what? I did not, in fact, have the correct breaker turned off. But luck was with me, I guess. After determining that I still had a pulse...and once feeling had returned to my left arm..I climbed down, went to the garage and turned off every damned 15A breaker in the box. And only after I verified the efficacy of that technique with my multimeter did I continue on with the chore ate hand. And still, the doorbell doesn't do its job correctly. Nonetheless, the moral of the story is: Don't be stupid and cut corners like I did (in spite of being more than old enough to know better). But I'm not dead, so....cheers. tl;dr: Today I was stupid, but lucky. Don't be today's me.
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