From: Phildo on

"Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelations(a)> wrote in message
> George's Pro Sound Company wrote:
>> But what have we come to expect from the village idiot?
> King George is the idiot.

Yet again you do a very passable Arny impression.


From: Phildo on

"liquidator" <mikeh(a)> wrote in message
> You're living in a fishbowl Graham...llok I have a lot of respect for you,
> but your judgement here is ridiculous.
> "Soon" is just utter silly...why do you make yourself look that silly? You
> know better.

He can't help it. He's just another Arny, albeit one without the god
fixation and a little more technical knowledge plus he doesn't delude
himself he's a sound engineer.


From: Arny Krueger on
"Phildo" <Phil(a)> wrote in message
> "Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelations(a)> wrote
> in message news:4930172F.7F2E1F01(a)
>> George's Pro Sound Company wrote:
>>> But what have we come to expect from the village idiot?
>> King George is the idiot.
> Yet again you do a very passable Arny impression.

More proof that Phildo is still obsessed with me. It makes him into a joke!

From: George's Pro Sound Company on

"George's Pro Sound Company" <bmoas(a)> wrote in message
> "liquidator" <mikeh(a)> wrote in message
> news:gh0qsi$mje$1(a)
>> "Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelations(a)> wrote in message
>> news:49336EED.DAE0292D(a)
>>> liquidator wrote:
>>> > "Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelations(a)> wrote
>>> > > liquidator wrote:
>>> > > > "Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelations(a)> wrote
>>> > > >
>>> > > > > Irrelevant. Besides I never had any trouble with Lucas
>> electricals.

Cut and pasted from a website dedicated to the Priince of Darkness, Lucas

and as you can see, behind all great humor is the seed of truth
so the legends of lucas is not "all in my mind"

Lucas, the Prince of Darkness

Lucas electrical components' fallibility is a perennial subject of
discussion among the often erudite enthusiasts of British sports cars and

There are many interesting views on the positives and negatives of Lucas
parts, and the discussions are always enlivened by the humor which cloaks
the Prince of Darkness. For sure, Lucas jokes will always be amusing.

Since Lucas jokes are so easily found on many websites devoted to those
magnificently wonderful British machines (did i give myself away there?),
why bother repeating them here? Simply because I have yet to find a list
which includes every one of the jokes below, even if the one representing my
own attempt at Lucas humor is discounted.

Know any more good Lucas jokes? Shine some light on the subject, send them
here and I'll include them with the list.

The Lucas motto: "Get home before dark."

Lucas denies having invented darkness. But they still claim "sudden,
unexpected darkness"

Lucas--inventor of the first intermittent wiper.

Lucas--inventor of the self-dimming headlamp.

The three-position Lucas switch--DIM, FLICKER and OFF.

The other three switch settings--SMOKE, SMOLDER and IGNITE.

Lucas dip-switch positions: LOW and BLOW
(Bruce Miller,

The original anti-theft devices--Lucas Electric products.

"I've had a Lucas pacemaker for years and have never experienced any prob...

If Lucas made guns, wars would not start either.

Did you hear about the Lucas powered torpedo? It sank.

It's not true that Lucas, in 1947, tried to get Parliament to repeal Ohm's
Law. They withdrew their efforts when they met too much resistance.

Did you hear the one about the guy that peeked into a Land Rover and asked
the owner "How can you tell one switch from another at night, since they all
look the same?" "He replied, it doesn't matter which one you use, nothing

Back in the '70s Lucas decided to diversify its product line and began
manufacturing vacuum cleaners. It was the only product they offered which
didn't suck.

Quality Assurance phoned and advised the Lucas engineering guy that they had
trouble with his design shorting out. So he made the wires longer.

Why do the English drink warm beer? Lucas made the refrigerators, too.

Alexander Graham Bell invented the Telephone.
Thomas Edison invented the Light Bulb.
Joseph Lucas invented the Short Circuit.

Recommended procedure before taking on a repair of Lucas equipment: check
the position of the stars, kill a chicken and walk three times sunwise
around your car chanting: "Oh mighty Prince of Darkness protect your
unworthy servant."

Lucas systems actually uses AC current; it just has a random frequency.

How to make AIDS disappear? Give it a Lucas parts number.

Recently, Lucas won out over Bosch to supply the electrical for the new
Volkswagens. So, now the cars from the Black Forest will come with electrics
supplied by the Lord of Darkness -- how appropriate!

Lucas is an acronym for Loose Unsoldered Connections and Splices.

The Prince's last words to his son: "don't go riding after dark"
(via Bernie Allan, BritIron Newsgroup)

From: Eeyore on

Arny Krueger wrote:

> "Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelations(a)> wrote
> >> ny house built in the US in
> >> the last 50-60 years has a dryer outlet....
> Agreed.
> >> haven't
> >> had to put a dryer outlet in a house I bought since the
> >> 1970's.
> Sounds about right.
> >> This includes investment propereties...I may
> >> have replaced a couple that were old, but they were
> >> there...
> Been there, done that.
> > That does somewhat limit your choice of dryer location.
> Not necessarily. Typical US home is wood frame box on top of a masonry
> basement. Easy enough to route new wiring.
> > What about washing machines too ? Or are they < 1.8kW ?
> The active ingredient in a washing machine is typically something like a
> 1/3-1/3 hp electic motor. That is by definition just a few hundred watts.
> More including the startup surge.

You don't have water heaters in your washing wachines ?