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Old 04-24-06, 08:25 AM   #1
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jethro tule review

It's okay.
I used it to remove/remount my front wheel, it takes a minute to fit onto the nut due to the angled wrench face. Once on, it wrenches fine but be sure the wrench is facing with the paddle side towards your palm, or you will get a nice spike in your palm. Now for the important bit, the beer opener. I would have prefered the pry spike to be at the inside part of the paddle, not the end. You have to pry using the opposite motion of most beer openers, pushing down instead of pulling up. It feels a bit awkward. Therefore, I'll probably only use that function in a pinch, which it was intended for anyway I guess.
Overall, this object's unique shape and appearance fits in well with my eccentric lifestyle, despite its flaws.
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Old 04-24-06, 09:16 AM   #2
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I have one, and while happy with it, I could have spent less with a 15mm stubby and a bottle opener.
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Old 04-24-06, 11:09 AM   #3
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I prefer my 15mm stubby from Sears. My beverage-access needs are sufficiently covered by my Tuggnut.
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I can open bottles with my 15mm. Necessity is the mother...
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i can open bottles with my teeth.

tracknuts, too.

no tools for me.
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Old 04-24-06, 11:24 AM   #6
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Lighters are the best bottle openers out there. One of the few life skills I learned in college that I actually still use.
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Old 04-24-06, 12:10 PM   #7
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yes also door latches, seatbelt latches, carabiners will all open beer bottles, but none have the odd appeal of the strange alien bling weighteness of the tule.
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Old 04-24-06, 02:57 PM   #8
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Lighters are the best bottle openers out there. One of the few life skills I learned in college that I actually still use.
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Old 04-24-06, 03:00 PM   #9
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Lighters are the best bottle openers out there. One of the few life skills I learned in college that I actually still use.
HOW?
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Old 04-24-06, 03:01 PM   #10
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Lighters are the best bottle openers out there. One of the few life skills I learned in college that I actually still use.
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Oh, you poor dear.

Hold the bottle in your left hand high up on the neck. Your index finger actually ought to be so high as to be off the neck itself. Hold the lighter in your right fist with the bottom sticking out between your thumb and index finger. Wedge the bottom of the lighter underneath the bottle cap, pushing up on it with your left middle finger. Pry the ****er open using your left index finger to help lever the cap off.

While learning how to do this, you will cut yourself on the bottlecap. Luckily, cold beer is a good pain killer, whether taken orally or in a topical application.
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Wow, that's sounds like a waste of time. I'll stick to using my teeth or someone's head.
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Hold the bottle in your left hand high up on the neck. Your index finger actually ought to be so high as to be off the neck itself. Hold the lighter in your right fist with the bottom sticking out between your thumb and index finger. Wedge the bottom of the lighter underneath the bottle cap, pushing up on it with your left middle finger. Pry the ****er open using your left index finger to help lever the cap off.

While learning how to do this, you will cut yourself on the bottlecap. Luckily, cold beer is a good pain killer, whether taken orally or in a topical application.
Wouldn't it just be easier to use a f*ckn' key. Not everyone smokes, but everyone carries a set of keys.
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Wouldn't it just be easier to use a f*ckn' key. Not everyone smokes, but everyone carries a set of keys.
Put one of these on your key ring
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Wow, that's sounds like a waste of time. I'll stick to using my teeth or someone's head.
it's as fast as a bottle opener once you learn how to do it. bic lighters work best, but you can use anything long enough to act as a lever and thin enough to fit between your index finger and bottlecap - cell phones, any kind of cutlery, etc.

someone in europe taught me how to do the teeth thing when i was drunk, but i've since forgotten how.


and I think that's fine.
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Old 04-24-06, 03:55 PM   #16
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i have one and i don't like it too much. It's too small for good leverage and the bottle opener part always hurts my hand.
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someone in europe taught me how to do the teeth thing when i was drunk, but i've since forgotten how.

there's also the forearm opening trick (jam your forearm down on top of the bottle and twist, only works for twist offs though) which i incidentally learned in europe.
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I got one at the Stupor Bowl (thank you super rookie).
It is in my bag and I have never used it.
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Put one of these on your key ring
dat's dope.
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Old 04-24-06, 06:19 PM   #21
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mine doesn't work that well for either purpose, but it was free so whatev
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