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PostPosted: April 20, 2016, 8:33 am 
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A guadal is a sandy bog.

Or that's the best translation of it.
Ha! Thanks... I had wondered what that name meant ever since reading "Guadalcanal Diary" way back when. If you've never read it, I highly recommend it. Written by a correspondent named Tregaskis (IIRC) that was there with the Marines.

Oh, and Bubba says that iffen it's a "sandy bog" then it would make a damn lousy canal.

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So, apparently the whole name of the island "Guadalcanal" actually comes from a Spanish translation of an Arabic word that means "valley of the stalls" or "river of stalls" named for the refreshment stalls that popped up during the andalusian rule.

Guadal by itself means sandy bog, but Guadalcanal means nice place to get a drink. HA!

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OK... I'll play!!

I fed chickens (not the live kind) and veggies to a shredder/transpo/separator system to see what it took to clog it! It won! :wink:

Veggies vs Muncher. You decide the winner!


Not for the faint of heart... really! If your squeamish about blood and chicken guts.... You were warned!!


That's what I got to do today! FUN!!!

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I've seen a giant one of those things where they would drop in a car and bits of scrap steel came out the other side.

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I've seen a giant one of those things where they would drop in a car and bits of scrap steel came out the other side.
Yeah, those are way cool. Especially when they drop in propane bottles!!!!

These are for kitchens and clean rooms with table scraps and other table items passing through it. Looked into it the other day and found someone had tested a spoons effect on it. There was none. I pulled a half dozen diamond shaped bits out of the trough, but the rest went through!!

Few things in life truly scare me, but every time it runs my hands instinctively retract behind my back. It's a eerie feeling!

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So if you ever need to dispose of a body...

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Kept the wife happy and made a strawberry pyramid, thing.

Compound angles!!

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So if you ever need to dispose of a body...
Yeah, but not James Bond. The bad guys tried it a few movies back. Didn't work... Seems like one of the baddies wound up getting mulched though.

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Brings memories of a scene from 'Fargo'. Gotta love the Coens.

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Brings memories of a scene from 'Fargo'. Gotta love the Coens.
Is that your partner there in the chipper?

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Naw. Back when we lived in the heartlands had some friends, a married couple, She was an undertaker and he HMFIC of an animal protein rendering plant. Always felt that if I ever needed that kind of help those 2 could make someone disappear for ever.

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[quote"stuie84"]Kept the wife happy and made a strawberry pyramid, thing.

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Cool, I might have to copy that. Do the strawberry plants go in pots that drop in between the slats, or is there going to be more stuff added?
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Naw. Back when we lived in the heartlands had some friends, a married couple, She was an undertaker and he HMFIC of an animal protein rendering plant. Always felt that if I ever needed that kind of help those 2 could make someone disappear for ever.
Yep... if I could figure out how to get the ex and one of these together... I wouldn't even mind cleaning up!! :twisted:

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Kept the wife happy and made a strawberry pyramid, thing.

Compound angles!!

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I didn't make a pyramid thing, but I have kept the wife happy.
Married 49 years ago today in WA state. :shock:

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Congrats to you Raceral and Mrs Racer on 49 years. :cheers:
We're coming up this Fall on #43 ourselves.

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