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Forum topic by DKV posted 09-02-2013 04:07 AM 1622 views 0 times favorited 69 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DKV

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09-02-2013 04:07 AM

The only thing dumber than “pull the trigger” is “tool gloat”. Where did these come from?

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...


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redSLED

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#1 posted 09-02-2013 04:32 AM

I actually like those terms because they precisely describe the sentiment in each case.

I’m sure that at some time during the industrial revolution when some factory burned down, some guy grabbed an anvil from the rubble and later drank with friends over his latest tool gloat. Then, the next week, he’d pull the trigger on starting his own blacksmithing shop. Just saying.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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DKV

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#2 posted 09-02-2013 04:48 AM

red, I have to add “just saying”. My favorite LJ uses it all the time to excuse his comments Just sayin’...

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 09-02-2013 05:18 AM

My new brother in-law (wife’s sister’s new hubby) was found wearing the same glasses as these. Posted on Facebook 1000 miles away. Is that bizarre or what? Fun glasses, but made for stamp collectors. Led lights too.

Never met the dude myself. Cosmic !
These only cost a 69 cents and with 5 bucks shipping from China. Very high quality. How’s that for a tool gloat?



Oh and got a hair cut gloat. Got a number 3 buzz for a 7.99$ coupon >grinz<

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 09-02-2013 05:43 AM

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 09-02-2013 07:33 AM

1+ DKV on your observation.
No, I mean 10+

Would anyone actually say that in public??

Gotta admit that I did “pull the trigger” on a couple of donuts the other day…...........

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 09-02-2013 08:07 AM

It could be worse. I could say, for example, “that I saw a new table saw and decided to bust a cap in it’s ass.”

(I wonder if the gang bangers have any idea of that saying having its roots in percussion firearms of the 19th century.)

Now that I ponder it, maybe gang banger lingo would give new life to woodworking. Imagine Roy Underhill saying that he had to switch from a plane to a scraper because that mofo had some wicked-assed grain.

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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#7 posted 09-02-2013 10:03 AM

OK, I’ll play your silly little game.

So why is it that folks that ALWAYS add “Know what I mean” to every other sentence when they’re speaking, NEVER add it to their written words?

And I’ll end with another oft used and abused one…

‘nuff said

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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404 - Not Found

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#8 posted 09-02-2013 10:51 AM

Hmmm, I have to admit to having used the ‘pull the trigger’ euphemism on Lumberjocks in a mocking fashion, but is it a euphemism if the word it replaces, ie., purchase or buy is actually a pleasurable experience for the trigger pullee?

Where’s Chuck-the-fifth? He’ll know.

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#9 posted 09-02-2013 11:12 AM

I wasn’t going to reply but then I decided to pull the trigger on a reply and replied.

Tool gloat – ” Hey dude, you wanna see a picture of my tool. It used to be kinda rusty but I was rubbing it for a while and now it’s got a nice shine on it”
Pulling the trigger – this is another example of gun-totin’ yank mentality and your insatiable
desire to shoot stuff/yokes. No other nationality uses this phrase.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#10 posted 09-02-2013 11:56 AM

Hey Murch, it’s too bad we’re not a peace-loving people like the Irish. ;) My great grandfather came from Ireland in the 1890s. He and my grandfather used to raise funds to send back to Ireland for the “widows and orphans.” Unfortunately, no country has not had periods of strife and violence.

There are many factors beyond guns that account for the culture of violence that has gripped many communities in the US. None of them has an easy fix.

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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murch

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#11 posted 09-02-2013 12:02 PM

No offence meant,Tim. I was trying for a laughy/jokey type reply but obviously humour does not
always translate too well across the pond.

Glad to hear you have some green blood in you.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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PittsburghTim

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#12 posted 09-02-2013 12:19 PM

None taken, Murch. I am a bit sensitive to the topic as I grew up hunting and trapshooting with my father and brothers. Have been around and had access to firearms and never once even contemplated using them in an unlawful manner.

I too am just learning to turn. You look to have some experience. I love the rich color of the dresser project.

Have a great day!

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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teejk

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#13 posted 09-02-2013 12:34 PM

“Well what happens is”...never mind…”at the end of the day” it doesn’t matter (those two make me cringe).

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#14 posted 09-02-2013 12:48 PM

I am on the same page as you, DKV. I would like to reach out to you and chat about this, but I do not have the bandwidth. What we need on this site is a paradigm shift. Maybe if we form a S.W.A.T. team (based on core competencies), they will take it to the next level, give 110%, think outside the box and address this issue.

Failing that, we punt.

It is what it is.

...just sayin’...

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#15 posted 09-02-2013 12:59 PM

Pulling the trigger on $1000 tool bought for $50 =a happy camper.

-- Ken from Ontario

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