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  1. rootabaga

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    I'm sure we've heard all the old sayings along these lines, but with all of the creative and handy folks here, I thought it might be fun to start a thread where we can collect some comparisons that are a bit more original.

    Let's please try to keep it clean, and it's probably better if we steer clear of hot-button topics. :)

    I came up with the idea for the thread after installing a ball-style door latch...and let's just say that while "a good workman always blames his/her tools," the tools themselves are still his/her responsibility. ;)
     

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    I'll start...


    "A DULL CHISEL"
     
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    Keeping it clean, so I won't mention the boar hog...

    Courtesy of Weird Al: "... about as useless as jpegs (.jpg's) to Helen Keller."
     
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    love advice from a priest

    see .. I kept it clean!
     
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    toilet paper to a baby,

    see, I almost kept it clean :D
     
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    A screen door on a submarine.

    Then again, it DOES keep the fish out :p
     
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    Hrm... does "soup sandwich" count?

    I use other aphorisms on a regular basis, like "Sharp as a bowling ball" and "Subtle as a chainsaw", but not very many useless things, unless it's "stick a fork in it, it's done."
     
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    speaking of which, just yesterday I found a brand new box full of Sony 5.25" diskettes....
    I left them where I found them, in my cabinet.... memories are made of things like that.
     
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    Or these days, a Blackberry in the USA.
     
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    A Maxxon 40 channel Trucker's CB radio?

    I just found one in my shop a bit ago, brand new in the box yet....
    was looking for some tools that have been hiding for 5 years since I moved here from Arizona.
     
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    Actually people still do use those, not like the old days when everyone had a CB but truckers and others who do a lot of interstate/highway driving continue to use them. Put it up for sale on Craigslist or Ebay and it will sell.
     
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    It isn't popular here in the southwest, but it's still useful on long road trips, and particularly back east.
     
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    On my Goldwing, it has a CB and I listened yesterday to ch19 for over 400 miles, only heard one half of a conversation.... and 100 miles on I-40, and 100 miles on US 412 in Oklahoma.
    The Goldwing has a nice squelch circuit that lets me listen to FM radio and mutes the radio if the CB opens up.
     
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    I know CB is still used in Russia a lot, as taxi radio.
     
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