Girlie Men

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:15 am

This thread had me laughing my a$$ off . Good thing no coffie in my mouth to spray the monitor . I guess I'm looking to convert ,but I am using " my wife has a hard time loading the wood boiler " as the excuse . Dave
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Re: Girlie Men

PostBy: stockingfull On: Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:57 pm

I want you all to know that I just saw this thread and, as the sensitivity with which that first post was written was nearly Whitmanesque, I had to go back to the beginning to be sure that it had not, in fact, been written by a bona fide Girlie Man. And, sure enough, it had not.

But it seems clear you have leanings. As one of the first to "come out," as it were, last season and embrace my "GirlieManliness ©", I feel compelled to counsel you to be not afraid of your inner "stoker side," as it ultimately will enable you to keep your hands clean for more than half a day, so you won't streak the paint on your back door -- or your eye shadow. [Here's where I'd put one of the two "fabulous" circum-petaled girlie-smilies from the old board; the new ones are so, well, "old (man) fashioned."] I mean, seriously, "Girliemania ©" could be the next really big thing!

I'm sorry to be so brief about something so very important but, in closing, just remember: the war between the real men and the girlie-men has been fought, and the girlie-men have, well, just slapped them silly!

Take your time. Think it over. But just know: We're all ready to help you over this life-altering threshold when you are. :discuss:
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Re: Girlie Men

PostBy: JerseyCoal On: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:34 am

Hello Stockingfull:

Ye of little faith! Did you doubt that Real Men are capable of compassion and sensitivity? Do you honestly think that Girlie Men have a monopoly on all things warm and fuzzy?

Remember, we all live our lives and we all have our experiences; we learn lessons along the way. For example I have learned that in order to maintain peace and tranquility in your life and society at large, when someone disagrees with you, kill them! It works like a charm. But, I digress.

My home is way too small to justify the purchase of a stoker. My stoves do the job quite well. In addition, although we don't have power outages here in central Jersey too often, I very much like the fact that my stoves will operate and I will be warm even if the power goes out. It's just one more bit of independence that make me feel like a Real Man.

I must admit that I do admire the technology that goes into a stoker and all of the custom controls that a lot of the fellows here have but, I have not been seduced by it (yet?).

John C.
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