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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:33 AM
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do any of you still beat your clothes on a rock down by the river?
like my wife does? she's a hardcore enviromentalist and refuses to use bizarre machinery to wash our clothes. plus, there is a huge savings on soap, bleach, fabric softener, not to mention the electricity wasted on ironing and drying with heated gas, all of which are bad for mother earth.

is she getting a little carried away with this?
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daveskilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:35 AM
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1. polluting rivers eh? nt
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:37 AM
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2. Not even an old-fashioned wringer-washer?
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:37 AM
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3. No
Gawd I'm so jealous of her having enough time for that, though!
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:37 AM
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4. I'm sure it's great for anger management
I like to slap the washing machine around a little but that does it for me.
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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:39 AM
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6. Be like my wife
just slap me around!!
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billybob537 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:38 AM
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5. No
but these days I want to beat my head on a rock down by the river. :mad:
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:44 AM
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7. No, but
last year I was beating my clothes on a pallet down by the water buffalo....hey this is my 200th post... :toast:
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regularguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:46 AM
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8. It would probably make my clothes dirtier.....
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:49 AM
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9. I'm getting Miz t. a new rugbeater for Mothers' Day.
Edited on Thu May-06-04 11:53 AM by trof

10" x 24" twisted wire rug beater with a shaped wooden handle. Remember the days of hanging the rag rugs over the clothes line and beating them clean?
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Zero Gravitas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:54 AM
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10. clothes
are bad for the environment. Pesticides used on the cotton, chemical factories to make the dyes or artificial fibers. Diesel fumes from the trucks transporting the clothes from the factory etc. Unless you wife grows the cotton herself (or raises sheep) and then makes the fabric herself and then makes the clothes with non-metallic instruments she is hurting the environment! ;)

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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:01 PM
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11. she made me a watch out of the local natural resources!
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:20 PM
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14. That reminds me of a skit on SNL
This guy and his girl are stranded on an island and he makes her a gift that didn't require much effort and she showers him with all this stuff... I think one of the many unlikely things she made from local materials was a watch.
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Angelus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:02 PM
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12. No. I just live in a van down by the river.
:evilgrin:
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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:21 PM
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15. How's that Government Cheese these days?
Or did I read a Chris Farley reference where none was intended?
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:16 PM
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13. Sure seems like it.
Washing clothes has to be the BIGGEST waste of time...

But then, I have to go chase 'em out of their little hampers, and load 'em up in the truck and get a coupla rolls of quarters, oh, shit, out of soap! gotta go to the store first, ah, here we are, man that spray in the "tanning" booths sure stinks, speaking of which I see all the cars are chicky-poos getting leatherized, not doing laundry, good, I got plenty of machines, this shouldn't take but 2-2 1/2 hours... shit, screaming kids again..."Tiffany! Tiffany! Tiffany Naomi! Don't make mommy have to get off her phone and come over there and take you out of that man's clothes basket! Tiffany! Are you LISTENING TO ME!???" hey, buddy, can't you see that "No smoking in folding area" sign? You think I LIKE my clothes smelling like that shit? Hey, You! Why don't you wait for me to empty that machine instead of throwing my shit on the fuckin' floor? "TIFFANY NAOMI! You git yor ass OVER here Rat NOW, Gawddammit! Uh I'm sorry, Amber, you was saying?"

Oh, yeah, I fucking LOVE doing laundry!
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:31 PM
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16. That's way too hard on the fabric!
Beating clothes on rocks can damage the sometimes delicate fabric by distorting the warp and weave of the individual threads. For the fashion conscious, this can spell disaster. We do not engage in this ill-advised treatment of our clothing--- we just wear them until they rot off, instead. :P
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