I was talking with a few friends yesterday and we were trying to think of products that our grandfathers would have used regularly that are fading away or are no longer existant today. We came up…Continue
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"Both my grandfathers passed on while I was very young, so I have no memory of them.
My mother and other relatives have shared with me their impressions of them so that I would have something to pass on about them to my kids:
They were both assholes."
"I never knew my grandfather (either of them; they both passed before i was born. From what i have heard of them, i think it a blessing in thin disguise). However, from my paternal grandfather, i was given his shaving brush and tobacco pipe. I…"
"Pocket Watch, handkerchief, pen knife, suspenders, notebook with important phone numbers, addresses, quotes, appointments, etc. He had a hanging calendar that he actually used. He always wore an American Flag pin on whatever suit he wore. He also…"
"Sure Brian. By uncommon (speaking pretty broadly) I mean a watch brand not commonly seen everyday (not just people wearing them but in advertising like you mentioned) in the USA. Luxury watches I would consider common (in the USA) would be…"
"I have watches from Molnija, Slava, Raketa, Poljot and Vostok, some pre-fall and some post-fall.
They're all based on Swiss calibers, the Poljot 3133, for example, being based on the Valjoux 7734, but modified to have a higher beat…"
"Could you define uncommon . I find that most brands target different demographic groups or throw there advertising budget to a particular region or country . When I travel abroad I always pop my head into the local watch store and will always see a…"
"So is understanding facts one of the signs of being a pseudo-intellectual snob, while going with blind emotion a sign of a true American patriot? I am honestly confused, you claim you understand that what Shane is saying is true, but you side with…"
"Then I'm not concerned abou you Rick. My issues are obviously with others. Speaking of Catholics, the Vatican has usually been well versed on the science of the day. For example, they knew from their own observations that Galileo was right, but…"
"Cowboy hat, gun and middle fingers? Shit, that is just about every asshole here in Texas, esp here in Houston, you are going to have to do better than that to win at 'Merica. Hell, even us "elitist, intellectual snobs" who are…"
"In 1929 the long wait finally paid off when Mussolini proved willing to enter an alliance with the Vatican. A precondition of the negotiations was destruction of the parliamentary Catholic…"
"Ok, you are a child. When I was a child, I had thoughts such as yours. I would spend nights in arguments with the religious folks, trying so hard to prove to them that I was right, and so that they would see just how wrong they were. I was…"
"My religious beliefs do not deny science nor do many scientists' beliefs deny science; so I'm not sure where you are coming from. There are even priests (yes Roman Catholic priests) that are also scientists and not of theology or…"