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Old 07-06-10, 05:02 PM   #1
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Oh wow. Got this in the mail today.

Thought I'd share it with you in case anyone else has one of these.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10295.html

I better return it right away. Bummer.
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Old 07-06-10, 05:08 PM   #2
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I bet you needed more than one of those.
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How many of those do you have? Are they so you can show off your blood stains on your knives?
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No,lay next to one it after it falls(scuff your face up with dirt) and you will have a garage full of new CF bikes.
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How did you know that I have 27 of these around my 40x70 lot for security lighting?
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Old 07-06-10, 05:15 PM   #6
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How did you know that I have 27 of these around my 40x70 lot for security lighting?
Detroit?
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Old 07-06-10, 09:46 PM   #8
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[Town of Bed] Rock City?
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Nope, I guess I'm just THAT paranoid.

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I'd heard about the one that went down in Argyle. Scary stuff considering how much time I spent near similar lights during high school.
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So if one fell and landed on a drill team, would that make them pole dancers?
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Old 07-07-10, 06:28 AM   #12
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So if one fell and landed on a drill team, would that make them pole dancers?
BOOM, BOOM!

Ok, that was terrible. Thanks jsharr.
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No,lay next to one it after it falls(scuff your face up with dirt) and you will have a garage full of new CF bikes.
Nope. Read the notice: "As the manufacturer has become bankrupt,..." There's no one to sue. I think they went of of business as Whitco, Inc. and reorganized as Whitco Poles, Inc. or something like that. They're here in town; I've been by there.
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Old 07-07-10, 11:49 AM   #15
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Nope. Read the notice: "As the manufacturer has become bankrupt,..." There's no one to sue. I think they went of of business as Whitco, Inc. and reorganized as Whitco Poles, Inc. or something like that. They're here in town; I've been by there.
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They really have a stamp that says "Fictitious cartoon character"???
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They really have a stamp that says "Fictitious cartoon character"???
Apparently so, since the town gets so much Flintstones email due to it's name.

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"The majority of incidents occurred in Texas"

I wonder if someone is sending a message.
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Just that the poles came from the middle of Texas, so.... most of them were put up around where they came from I think.
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