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Re: Fender Skirts

Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 10:10 pm
by sudden
Ham radio is still out there. They had a race a little while back. Two guys sending and receiving a letter by morse beat two others who were texting the same letter on their phones.

Re: Fender Skirts

Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 11:20 pm
by gregb
Leaded gas

Re: Fender Skirts

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 9:25 pm
by zelph
gregb wrote:Leaded gas
Whoa!!!! good one :D

Ham Radio..................how about "Crystal Radio" cat wiskers for channel selectors.

Re: Fender Skirts

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 9:27 pm
by zelph
sudden wrote:Ham radio is still out there. They had a race a little while back. Two guys sending and receiving a letter by morse beat two others who were texting the same letter on their phones.
Sounds space age :o who would think dots and dashes could be faster, amazing!!!!!

Re: Fender Skirts

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 9:57 pm
by ConnieD
I cut the whiskers off the cat... Really.

My brother, my mom and dad had a hard time not laughing out loud.

Dad was trying to tell me what I did was wrong. Of course, I knew it by then! Dad could only say, "The cat use their whiskers to know how big an opening they can fit through". and, many glances exchanged. "Now, I have to keep the cat indoors. I have to look after the cat".

I had to sit through a cub scouts meeting because my mom was a den mother.

They had "crystal radio kits".

They were bored. I wanted a "crystal radio kit".

Mom made me sit at the wall, far away from the "kit projects".

I heard that "cat whiskers" were essential to tuning in a radio signal.

I cut the whiskers off the cat, thinking the thickness, the length, and the springiness might make the difference.

There was an amateur radio program on the radio that mentioned "my story". They had picked it up at QRZ.com.

Re: Fender Skirts

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 12:41 am
by zelph
"The cat use their whiskers to know how big an opening they can fit through".
Is that now considered "urban legend" ?

Funny how we read things into our minds :D

Connie,That one is a "classic"

Here kitty, kitty, let me see your nice whiskers, snip, snip :lol:

That's one for the books, thanks Connie :mrgreen:

Re: Fender Skirts

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 5:34 pm
by ConnieD
I don't think that is an "urban legend".

The cat got stuck between the fence and the garage.

I was a little girl, but I remember it all very well.

Re: Fender Skirts

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 5:58 pm
by sudden
Good thing they weren't talking about traditional uke strings connied :)
Hope RG doesn't read this thread.

Re: Fender Skirts

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 7:42 pm
by zelph
Not urban legend :D


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What Purpose Do Cat Whiskers Serve?

Whiskers are an important part of a cat's anatomy. They are course and wiry, and are found on their cheeks and eye brows. Cat's lose an occasional whisker

much like we lose eye lashes, but they are not shed in the same manner as their fur. The roots of each whisker have lots of nerve endings, and can feel

differences in air pressure. Cats use their whiskers in the dark during the hunt to help them locate objects and prey. They also help them evaluate small

openings. Contrary to popular belief, their whiskers will grow back if they are cut off, but it may handicap their effectiveness in the dark.