From my new book--> Advice from 1963

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  1. Grant Austin

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    I get food out of the refrigerator, but I don’t poop there.
     
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    My dad had me pour it in the ground by the basement windows, and around the foundation to kill off weeds. Yes, it originally came from the ground, but when we pour it back in it does not go to the original storage area. It ends up in the underground water supply. Not good.
     
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    When I was a kid I had a toy walkie-talkie that I discovered would pick up the outgoing transmissions from a police car if I was within a block or so. There was a speedtrap on my road, so I used to just leave the walkie-talkie on and listen in on one side of bored cop conversations while I was making model airplanes or whatever. One time I picked up the walkie talkie and said something I must have thought was witty in response to something the cop said. Dunno how witty it really was, but it was definitely obscene. I was just amusing myself, it never occurred to me that if I could hear him, the cop might possibly be able to hear me.

    It turns out he could.

    Bored cop chitchat was suddenly over. "UNAUTHORIZED USER OF THIS FREQUENCY, IDENTIFY YOURSELF!!!!" came a stern voice. I turned that walkie talkie off, ran up to the attic and hid it in a box of old clothes. There were only a couple houses on that road and it was a small town, so it wouldn't have taken Joe Friday to figure out who had committed whatever crime I had just committed. Interfering With Official Police Communications? Saying Dirty Words To A Law Enforcement Officer? Whatever it was, I figured I was in for a felony rap. Would I be able to finish 5th grade from prison? I imagine the cop realized it was just some dumb kid screwing around and he'd scared me straight, so nothing ever came of it. I never did eavesdrop on him again.

    About a decade later I did something very similar in college, though. I'd requisitioned some real walkie-talkies from the university for an event, and was unaware that campus police were monitoring the channel we were using. Oops.
     
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    Those vehicles were not spraying DDT, the were spraying vaporized diesel fuel. It also kills flying insects by coating them. It is not good to breath though, so they eventually stopped this practice. Military armored vehicles have this ability to produce smoke screens to hide them during assault in open areas.
     
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    I'm sure the lucky ones got deisel, for us it was DDT. I remember as a small child thinking "that cant be good for us" I also remember kids chasing after them. I couldnt been any older than 5.



    From the movie "The TreeOf Life"

     
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    and have fresh stitches and bruised knuckles.
     
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    If that amount of hygiene control is required, I think a trip to the doctor's office is in order.
     
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    An old Phlegmish word.
     
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    Young Buckocaster had a WWII steel helmet that he wore all of the time. Young Buckocaster's oldest brother had a fine collection of heavy-duty fireworks.

    So the Older says to the younger, "Let's put an M-80 underneath the helmet and see how high it flies."

    The Younger says to the older, "Sounds like a good idea."

    And it was done.

    It went about 20 feet up.

    The Next older brother, who up to this time had remained silent, said "I wonder how high it will fly if Buckocaster stands on it?"

    And it was done.

    That was a ride!

    First thing Buckocaster knew, his feet were where his head had been a split second before, and his head was heading toward the ground.

    And hilarity ensued!
     
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    ....for all parties involved.... sayin'
     
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    new word in the sense...its new to me
     
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    legit. We used to use progressively more explosive to measure how high we could get the manhole cover and how big of a flash...
    and tennis ball cannons...
     
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    similar backgrounds!
     
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    Yeah, the dangerous and blissfully naive practices and attitudes of the 50s and 60s are often laugh-out-loud scary and ridiculous to think about.
    One wonders what atrocities we’re committing today that people 100 years from now will point and laugh at...

    Here’s a classic... doctors endorsing cigarettes...

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    The stuff we did as kids in Rowlett Texas on a daily basis would have us on a terrorist watch list these days.

    We indulged in the following :
    1. Tennis ball cannons. One from a steel tube
    2. Bottle rocket fights (neighborhood wide)
    3. 25 gallon fuel bombs (cratered neighbors pasture, second stupidest thing we did)
    4. Rubber gloves of Aceteline (the stupidest thing we did)
    5. Estes rocket bazookas with 12 gauge shells for warheads.
    6. Black powder cannons from tank barrels.
    7. Black power bombs from foil, chistmas ornaments, Pipe tabbacco cans, pipes .. etc, etc,..
    8. In our 20’s, potato cannons.
    9. At 57 years old building a coaxial shark bait launch (potato gun) cannon w/4” diameter barrel that shoots frozen 4bls bait and leader 350 yards for a shark fishing friend. 2ea.
    10. Estes rockets with streamed black power war heads.
    11. Made our own black power (perfered store bought FFFF-G)
    12. trebuchet wars with fireworks.
    13. Rope swings of death.
    14. trampolines, Slip n’ Slides into pools.
    15. All manner of bike ramps ans assorted stupidity.
    16. Naval wars with Testors ship models and BB guns in a stock pond.
    17. Shooting down friends RC airplane w/Ruger 22.
    18. Made a “diving bell” out of a 55gal drum, weights and compressor in a stock pond.
    19. Discovered girls and abandoned it all... (this is when things got dangerously out of our control..)

    My heart breaks for kids these days. How are they going to learn physics? First aid?

    I think these day the NSA would pay us to pour oil down a french drain...
     
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    I don’t actually like French Fries all that much but I will continue to enjoy baked potatoes. Thank you for your warm thoughts.
     
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    ...and we ALL poop in our water supply... if not our refrigerators..
     
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    Well, you ARE from Texas...

    I would also be categorized as a potential terrorist for many similar undertakings in my high school years, which I somehow survived with only a few incidents of shrapnel and blast injuries.
     
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