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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:08 AM

OK. Time to play Can You Spot the Unintentional Irony in the Photo?

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Reply OK. Time to play Can You Spot the Unintentional Irony in the Photo? (Original post)
arely staircase Aug 2012 OP
slackmaster Aug 2012 #1
lumberjack_jeff Aug 2012 #3
dragonlady Aug 2012 #11
my2sense Aug 2012 #2
arely staircase Aug 2012 #6
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #17
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #23
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #28
arely staircase Aug 2012 #36
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #40
arely staircase Aug 2012 #41
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #46
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #48
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #49
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #51
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #54
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #55
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #60
brewens Aug 2012 #53
MADem Aug 2012 #56
DCKit Aug 2012 #62
KurtNYC Aug 2012 #4
arely staircase Aug 2012 #7
KurtNYC Aug 2012 #19
Mosby Aug 2012 #52
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #24
gollygee Aug 2012 #5
kentuck Aug 2012 #8
zzaapp Aug 2012 #9
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #18
zzaapp Aug 2012 #25
4_TN_TITANS Aug 2012 #42
zzaapp Aug 2012 #43
tridim Aug 2012 #10
arely staircase Aug 2012 #13
kentuck Aug 2012 #12
arely staircase Aug 2012 #14
Sheepshank Aug 2012 #15
Enrique Aug 2012 #16
NightWatcher Aug 2012 #20
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #27
hobbit709 Aug 2012 #21
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #22
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #26
justiceischeap Aug 2012 #29
monmouth Aug 2012 #50
bahrbearian Aug 2012 #30
NightWatcher Aug 2012 #35
arely staircase Aug 2012 #39
muntrv Aug 2012 #31
berni_mccoy Aug 2012 #32
JohnnyRingo Aug 2012 #33
muntrv Aug 2012 #34
YankeyMCC Aug 2012 #37
Wait Wut Aug 2012 #38
Festivito Aug 2012 #44
tandot Aug 2012 #45
arely staircase Aug 2012 #47
librechik Aug 2012 #57
rock Aug 2012 #58
aikoaiko Aug 2012 #59
JBoy Aug 2012 #61
reflection Aug 2012 #63

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:11 AM

1. Government created trees, fasteners, pluming and electrical supplies, etc.

 

And phones.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:12 AM

3. And I don't sell to cops, teachers, firemen...

... nor do I sell to customers who get federally insured mortgages.

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:26 AM

11. Excellent point

The business world is very complex and interdependent, and government is a large part of it.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:11 AM

2. Paved street?

and electric power...

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Response to my2sense (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:21 AM

6. ding ding ding

the big guvmint highway, which im sure this rugged indiviualist does not use.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:35 AM

17. Maybe his customers come in the back way on 4x4s and snow machines with truck nuts hangin'!

That's what I'm thinkin'!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:43 AM

23. Truck nutz aren't that bad. I think they're sort of funny. I'm waiting for truck c***s.

 

I have NO idea how they'd pull that off other than a visit to the local porn shop.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #23)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:46 AM

28. Oh, we have them in California. They're call snappers.

I got one on my Prius!

/-)

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #28)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:01 PM

36. your making that up, right? nt

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #36)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:30 PM

40. I am. They're actually called "Rams' Heads":

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #40)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:32 PM

41. +1000 nt

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #28)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:13 PM

46. Okay, I need a pic for that. Are they "fresh red snappers"?

 

The question dates back to the mid 70's when my friends and I were at a strip mall. There was a fancy restaurant in mall and this REALLY attractive young woman in a miniskirt (too old to even consider any of us, but that basically means 19) came out and wrote the special on the a-frame chalk board out front on the floor - "FRESH RED SNAPPER" with her rather miniscule hinter region pointing directly at us. We all completely lost it.

My wife won't let me get one of those (or truck nutz for that matter), but I'd still like to see the link. There's no way in HELL I'm going to run a Google search on "snapper". There won't be any water turtles for at least 30 pages of results.



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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #46)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:15 PM

48. They're all pink inside.

OK, if this subthread offends ANYONE, I swear I will post it all in Meta and change my sigline to a animated gif of an excited Tapir.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #48)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:21 PM

49. No, no, no, and no - in that order. Just PM me with a link. I might buy one anyway.

 

For my bicycle.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #49)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:28 PM

51. That's ILLEGAL!

You can't buy them.

You have to woo them.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #51)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:43 PM

54. Nah, I've already got one of those. I'm talking about the "truck nutz" type.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #54)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:00 PM

55. Read up thread...

I was making it up...

But there SHOULD be a product like that, and "snapper" would be a GREAT name for it, don't you think?

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #55)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:11 PM

60. "Snapper" would be perfect.

 

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:37 PM

53. I owned a cafe on highway 28 in eastern Washington state. It was

right on the main route to Grand Coulee Dam, a good tourist draw. We were doing well, partly because of the traffic to the government project on the government highway. A screwjob by the seller and severe spike in fuel prices during the Bush administration caused us to shut it down.

We now feel pretty good about not buying the place because we dodged the Bush economic disaster. The real estate crash would have screwed us. We had felt we were getting the property for cheap enough to just sell it off if the cafe didn't do well and still turn a tidy profit. That would not have worked out well.

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Response to my2sense (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:05 PM

56. That was my first impression, too...

Though the owner of the store is such a moron that he may not have taken advantage of a public education.

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Response to my2sense (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:20 AM

62. Dig it up and cut him off from the commons. nt

 

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:14 AM

4. The conduit is hanging off and probably a code violation?

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:22 AM

7. no i was thinking the highway in the back but good catch

be cool if he got a fine.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:37 AM

19. He is telling the world "I built this without help" and

Pictures of his sign go viral to thousands of people and there it is... hanging conduit with 120vAC running through it to that reverse lit sign. AND he sells to contractors and electricians who could fix that.

I just picture him muttering and putting the conduit up like that "damned government electrical codes can't tell ME what to do..." Gzzzzzzzaaaaaapppp!!!

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:28 PM

52. the problem is the exposed wires

Going from the junction box to the sign.

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:44 AM

24. It looks like it's within code. The sign is screams "I'M A STUPID FUCKING DICKHEAD!"

 

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:15 AM

5. Dunno. Phone number, electricity, paved road all = infrastructure

That's all I've got.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:22 AM

8. No homes...

No lumber or hardware.

No government = a lot less homes?

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:23 AM

9. Ass - Gaster ?

 

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Response to zzaapp (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:36 AM

18. You don't wanna know. It's a digestive issue.

Do not EVER stand directly behind Ray Gaster.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:44 AM

25. NEVER!!! lol

 

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Response to zzaapp (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:33 PM

42. DUzy!

At least I laughed....

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Response to 4_TN_TITANS (Reply #42)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:35 PM

43. Thanks, I'm glad someone caught it.

 

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:25 AM

10. I wonder if he knows that he may lose half his customers?

I guess he'd rather remain willfully uniformed and racist instead of keeping his store in business.

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Response to tridim (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:29 AM

13. i think its in south carolina so sadly, he probably won't

he might lose his african american customers but they may know what he is like and not shop there anyway.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:27 AM

12. The lumber industry was subsidized by the US Government?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:30 AM

14. i was thinking the highway that runs right in front of his store nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:31 AM

15. Did he make his own sign?

Is he taking business deductions? Is he writing off the cost of a sign?

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:31 AM

16. I bet they got even more direct help than the road

we've seen several people claim they got no help and then it turns out they got plenty of help. Direct help, in the form of checks from the government.

Not to mention government contracts, which often provide a substantial part of contractors' business.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:38 AM

20. that idiot's from my hometown

makes me proud to see that kind of rampant ignorance

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:46 AM

27. Does the word "Morans" come to mind?

 

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:38 AM

21. Stupidity isn't painful enough. If it was, there'd be a lot less of it.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:41 AM

22. Minor detail that it's on a highway? That sign has "Don't Shop Here" written all over it.

 

One of our local businesses had their sign reading "Let Freedom Reign" after the shrub wrote that blunder on something. Again, "Don't Shop Here".

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:45 AM

26. It looks like a place where you can order 400 2x4s for delivery and end up with six 1" dowels.

 

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:48 AM

29. I wonder if he gets tax breaks for being a business owner

That's government help isn't it?

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #29)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:25 PM

50. Or perhaps he obtained a Small Business Loan..LOL..n/t

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:49 AM

30. What is his area code?

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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #30)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:55 AM

35. 912 it's in Savannah, Ga. lets all give him a call via the telephone lines that he didnt pay for

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #35)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:15 PM

39. let's call him and tell him to fix the hanging electrical conduit nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:51 AM

31. "No gubmint employees allowed in my store."

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:51 AM

32. The Chinese Gov't Subsidized the Company That Made his "I built this business..." flag?

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:52 AM

33. It says "If you're a Democrat, shop elsewhere"

No matter who helped him build his business, he's dismantling it all by himself. No doubt, he'll blame sluggish sales on the president next year.

What a dumbass

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:52 AM

34. "Forget that I'm on a gubmint built highway, I did this myself!"

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:05 PM

37. National Forests n/t

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:10 PM

38. The freedom of speech that this tool obviously enjoys...

...provided in part by government employees, our US military. The miracle that he spelled everything correctly, I assume a gift of government employees, our public school teachers. And, when his business catches fire because he's built without the benefit of building to code, government employees will rescue his dumb ass.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:42 PM

44. If we rob him, he cannot call the police, take us to court, drive on a road to catch us.

Looks like he benefited from rural electrification.

Who says he owns that place?

Is that fence at a property line? Who says that's his property line.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:13 PM

45. His supplies just magically appear on his shelves without ever touching a public road

Also, his customers magically appear in his store without ever using public roads. I wonder if he has any customers who are employed by the Government.

Also, where does he get the lumber from? Government land?

Someone should investigate if he ever got a SBA loan from the Government or is getting any special tax breaks.

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Response to tandot (Reply #45)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:15 PM

47. good point about the lumber

you know some of it came from state or national forests.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:08 PM

57. I just keep laughing about how proud this moron must feel

since he can't use any of his one brain cells.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:52 PM

58. Nice sign

I wonder where he learned to spell.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:46 PM

61. I note Mr. Gaster attended Armstrong Atlantic State University

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ray-gaster/14/3a3/46a


Ray Gaster's Education
Armstrong Atlantic State University
BS Business, Management/Marketing

1970 1972


And it appears that Armstrong Atlantic was founded back in 1935

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong_Atlantic_State_University#History

Armstrong Atlantic State University was founded as Armstrong Junior College in 1935 by Mayor Thomas Gamble. Gamble pursued the issue during the height of the Great Depression to benefit Savannah's youth and the community, as well aid in stimulating the local economy.


So Mr. Gaster is the beneficiary of government stimulus.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:25 AM

63. It's always a good time for this picture

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