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Old 08-03-09, 02:22 PM   #1
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Pirate prank

I played a prank on my Mom today.

She has a garden gnome that sits by the front door of the house. Either by accident or weather, the poor guy lost a hand along the way.



With a little time in my shop, a wine cork, a copper pipe cap and some heavy copper wire, I soldered him a replacement.



I didn't say a thing, just going to wait til she notices. If she doesn't...next is an eyepatch...and maybe a parrot.
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Old 08-03-09, 02:27 PM   #2
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Hah! Why wait? Go ahead with the eyepatch
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Hah! Why wait? Go ahead with the eyepatch
I vote - go with the eye patch now as well!
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Eye patch! Eye patch! Eye patch! Eye patch!
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Wordbiker, you have way too much time on your hands, and you're putting it to good use.
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thats really freakn funny... he needs a pirate hat too
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Garrrrrrrrrrden Gnome!
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Old 08-03-09, 03:23 PM   #8
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btw, that is more awesome than fricken sharks with lazers on their heads and strobe lights on their genitalia
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Old 08-03-09, 03:27 PM   #9
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this is really funny. i say go the whole hog with eye patch, parrot, hat. she'll split her side
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dress your mom as a wench..............
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He couldn't be in a more perfect stance for that to work. Raising his hook and stroking his beard.
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dress your mom as a wench..............
You say that like she doesn't already...
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btw, that is more awesome than fricken sharks with lazers on their heads and strobe lights on their genitalia
If it was a bunny rabbit then you wouldn't need the "strobe" aspect of it. Just a solid light.
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The arm and the hole at the end look almost exactly like the arm of a Lego minifigure. But the hook hand is probably a lot more recognizable to non-dorks than a Lego hand.

Nice work. Keep this thread updated with the additions. Eye patch and paint the beard black!
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I say you come up with a whole line of Wordbiker Yard Art Enhancements. I think you have found your marketing niche.
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Old 08-03-09, 08:24 PM   #18
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If it was a bunny rabbit then you wouldn't need the "strobe" aspect of it. Just a solid light.
Dude, only you could trump lighted shark genetalia with a bunny reference. Now maybe we need an image to go with it. We could start a new internet meme "I saw what you did there, so here is a bunny with a light on his pecker." or some such.
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How did it go??
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I'll have to move ahead with Phase 2...
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Oh that's hella funny. This is great!
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Don't be silly. Who'd believe there are pirates in Colorado?
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Believe it or not...that's our high school's mascot.



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Old 08-04-09, 09:56 AM   #24
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Go all out, but for God's sake, put a cork on that hook. You could put an eye out w/ that. A little black vest would look cool, too.
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so let's see the completed pirate gnome.

i can't wait!
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