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Old 10-26-06, 08:55 AM   #14876
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holy crap.. if you have like 6 minutes to spare, watch this: http://one.revver.com/watch/42920
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Old 10-26-06, 09:00 AM   #14877
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dude.. you got through engineering without finding that out? for shame!

Speaking of bottle openers, I want one of these: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=876DlzmRql4

http://shop.newyorkbarstore.com/Items/OPENER-05-BPI?

ps. Eye's music feature is on F*cked Up, for anyone interested (although the link isn't working at the time of posting): http://www.eye.net/music/
that amazing, leave it to the japanese to re-invent the bottle opener.

darkmother - i always assumed that the opening the beer with the ring thing was a right of passage, something to look forward to for the engineering students still opening beers with their teeth.
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I just use a bic lighter or key to open up beer bottles... Usually I don't even bother to twist them open because its so easy to pop off the top with the lighter.
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I just use a bic lighter or key to open up beer bottles... Usually I don't even bother to twist them open because its so easy to pop off the top with the lighter.
i'm not sure i can picture this being done.

i've seen beer opened with a spoon a few times too. what's wrong with carrying around a swiss army knife for such situations?
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Old 10-26-06, 09:13 AM   #14880
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Bic Lighter....piece of cake.
He might be a sociopath, but he's a Mcgyver when opening beers.
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Old 10-26-06, 09:29 AM   #14881
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if no opener is available then my teeth usually work as a good substitute...to be further discussed at safety meeting...

I think second order of business should be riding recumbents thru the hood...i mean theres definitely safety issues there...who hasnt heard of or even known someone to have been recumbent jacked...and then theres of course the further reprocussions with recumbent drivebys!! very deadly. guard yuh grillz!!

edit: I need one of those mystical push-n-pop openers
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Old 10-26-06, 09:39 AM   #14882
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darkmother - i always assumed that the opening the beer with the ring thing was a right of passage, something to look forward to for the engineering students still opening beers with their teeth.
Yeah, I must have missed out. Might have had something to do with me starting university when I was in my mid 20's. I didn't hang out with other engineering students anyway, there are annoying and smell funny.
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I have never made to open a beer with my teeth, as I have witnessed what happens when this goes badly. I have seen an eye socket used as well. (in the military, where machismo is sold by the pound)
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I have seen an eye socket used as well. (in the military, where machismo is sold by the pound)
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Old 10-26-06, 09:45 AM   #14885
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So are people going out to critical mass tomorrow or would anyone be interested in alternative plans that might not involved going 5 kph...
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Old 10-26-06, 09:47 AM   #14886
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that amazing, leave it to the japanese to re-invent the bottle opener.
http://robotgossip.blogspot.com/2006...bot-video.html
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZDieziUMBU

Uh, while the guy in this video is a total dumbass who's parents buy him unnecessarily expensive toys to abuse, you do the same thing but with a bic lighter. Its simple. Remind me next time we are near beer.
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yes he winked over the the beer cap, squeezed and sloooowly cranked it ...psssst ...open. One of the most disturbing things I've ever witnessed. He was so proud of himself too, which was even more disturbing.
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Geez. That robot is cool I guess, but if I want to wait 5 minutes for someone to serve me a beer and still spill it all over the place I can go to a bar!
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So are people going out to critical mass tomorrow or would anyone be interested in alternative plans that might not involved going 5 kph...
Its gonna be the halloween CM, suck it up man!
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Old 10-26-06, 10:06 AM   #14891
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amazing! it took thousands of dollars of engineering and countless watts of energy to accomplish something a human being can do in ten seconds. what's the term for that? over-engineering?
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amazing! it took thousands of dollars of engineering and countless watts of energy to accomplish something a human being can do in ten seconds. what's the term for that? over-engineering?
No,
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Old 10-26-06, 10:53 AM   #14893
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My colbert costume doesn't translate well to biking, how can I spread truthiness and the american way while riding something that is human powered!

I kid, but I just found out I have to work till 8 on Friday anyways which makes the question of CM kinda moot.
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Old 10-26-06, 11:05 AM   #14894
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i'm not sure i can picture this being done.

i've seen beer opened with a spoon a few times too. what's wrong with carrying around a swiss army knife for such situations?
Never seen a bottle opened with a lighter? Make it a stubby and you have a classic bit of Canadiana. The Swiss Army is for the wine.
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My colbert costume doesn't translate well to biking, how can I spread truthiness and the american way while riding something that is human powered!

I kid, but I just found out I have to work till 8 on Friday anyways which makes the question of CM kinda moot.
Go for the Colbert outfit with this bad boy. Only use the throttle when "Corking" and you will be alright.
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My colbert costume doesn't translate well to biking, how can I spread truthiness and the american way while riding something that is human powered!

I kid, but I just found out I have to work till 8 on Friday anyways which makes the question of CM kinda moot.
As much as I would love to ride around in my costume, the idea of a 5kph ride on streets with no traffic isnt too appealing for me. Plus I have 2 other costume parties to go to so I am holding out till Sat. I was thinking of perhaps a safety meeting then going to Bills gig.
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I was thinking of perhaps a safety meeting then going to Bills gig.
Because Safety comes first...

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My colbert-fu would be strong on that thing Keith. I'm very interested in a saturday safety meeting, when does this group meet and how can I become a member ;D
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Was a rescheduling sub-committee request forwarded to the secretary of the steering committee in regards to rescheduling? Bear in mind the impact of a reschedule should be considered in an impact study that will produce a report that reports it's findings to the rescheduling committee and ultimately the steering committee, of which wives and girl friends' have house control.
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Yeah, I must have missed out. Might have had something to do with me starting university when I was in my mid 20's. I didn't hang out with other engineering students anyway, there are annoying and smell funny.
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