Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"There, I Fixed It" Photos Of The Day

Redneck ingenuity from around the world, courtesy of ThereIFixedIt.com (where you can see a lot more of these). My thanks to Keva, TonyRo, Phyllis and Bubbasmom for the photos.


Is that Lefty? He likes the woodworking.




Who gets to empty that thing?




I guess they were out of spray paint




Yeah, that totally solves the problem.


The boxes are filled with cartons of Kools, so at least it's light


Still sounds great!


If you need a diagram, you have no business driving a stick


Acer? Or a Dell?


Because this kind of chair is expensive to replace


Now his mobile home has a big hole in the side






I see people tearing down the highway with those donut spares, so what's the difference?


The tape should hold since they turned the tailfin backwards.



38 comments:

  1. I wonder how many times "Mr. Bojangles" has been played on that guitar... or maybe, it's Mr. Bojangles guitar.

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  2. That's why it's broken. I saw a guy playing that song on it and I smashed it over his fucking head. It might even have been Stephen Bishop.*





    *easy movie reference; name it.

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  3. I don't get it. Is he trying to cover up his ass crack or could he possibly think he can "fix" it? I mean, duct tape can do wonders, but I dunno about this one.

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  4. That's not my ride. I'm a fine craftsman, and I only buy large, American trucks and affix replacement bumpers made of old-growth mahogany, and finish them with tung oil to bring out it's natural nutty appearance.

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  5. I dig the gun as gear shift. They must be from Georgia.

    Oooh, a quiz! Animal Hou...never mind. Bite my ass, Samsmama.

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  6. I find it highly ironic that the window air conditioner is hooked up to a Lincoln Continental.


    Gots to be cool, literally and figuratively....

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  7. The Duct tape will also fix that guy's hairy ass problem.

    Part of it, anyhows.

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  8. sounds like a man speaking from experience

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  9. Those cyclists like to keep themselves smooth.

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  10. That's right, Samsmama!

    Thank you for your support.

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  11. I reference Animal House because I stayed up far too late last night watching a 30th anniversary special about the movie on A&E. Not sure if it's still airing -- I recorded it over the weekend -- but if it is, I recommend it. Almost all the original cast was involved and there were tons of great tidbits from them and the writers, producers, director John Landis and other crew. I've read a lot about the movie and still heard a bunch of stuff last night that I did not know. Two hours well spent, and lots of laughs.

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  12. Ha! The duct taped asscrack is a total WIN. Hair removal is just a perk, eh Frank?

    Cary - sounds like a good show. I'll look for it.

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  13. Ha Animal House....I was 10 and talked my step-grandpa into taking me to see it.......OMG.....He never took me to a movie again! LOL

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  14. Cary, you now have the dubious honor of having created a post from one of my father's infamous emails.

    I shit you not. I feel a shift in the universe, and it isn't pleasant.

    or maybe it's just the cold meds kicking in... either way, I may lose my lunch. thank you.

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  15. I saw a car the other day that would go perfect here! I wish I'd had my camera. The windshield had been broken out and these people had replaced it with a house window! It was way too big (and the wrong shape) and they had it attached to the car with bungee cords. I could not stop laughing.

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  16. MtnMama, your dad likes Duct tape?

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  17. The duct-taped wing thingee freaks me out. It freaks me out! I'm serious... if I had seen this I would have gotten right off the plane. Sure, duct tape can do almost anything, but can it withstand -40° temperatures at 600 mph? I'm not that confident in its miracle abilities.

    I did almost walk off a plane, an Air India flight from Hong Kong to Seoul where I was sitting in the emergency aisle row, where it was obvious that the cover for the emergency door handle had been duct-taped on. Not a confidence builder.

    My mother and I had been placed there, apparently, because they thought we were the only ones on the plane who could speak English (the Indian flight attendants didn't speak Cantonese). After a little discussion about our role in saving the passengers, my mother turned and asked, "Just so we're clear, we put our own oxygen masks on before we try to save the chickens, right?"

    And why would you put a Jetta nameplate on a BMW? I just don't get that.

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  18. Frank: My dad is a big fan of forwarding emails to everyone he has ever met (collectively) that consist mainly of photoshopped pictures, inflamatory verbiage, and 27 point font.

    I got this one from him about a week ago. Minus Cary's commentary, unfortunately.

    It was one of the better ones, definitely.

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  19. that guy with the duct tape on his butt... his name wouldn't happen to be Larry Lester, would it?

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  20. It's making the rounds. I got it from several people, as noted.

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  21. MtnMama, I think your dad lives across the street from me!

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  22. These comments are killing me! Ya got Kushibo switching up the nameplates, Marianne busting out a Breakfast Club reference, and MtnMama made me spit with her 27 point font.

    Frank, is he your new neighbor that you were spying on?

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  23. The dude with the guitar would have been much better off converting it into a $200 toilet seat.

    Everybody now: "I gave my love a cherry . . ."

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  24. No, Samsmama, this is the neighbor I borrow tools from.

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  25. Last one is from my hometown! I am so proud of my fellow Jaliscienses, making the rounds in such an international way! Though I've seen worse, an old beetle with mustang headlights, for example. People here likes to pretend they have a better car than what they can afford. Fake Mercedes, Ferrari and BMW decals are very common, also those thingies you get when you buy those ridiculously expensive tires.

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  26. look, redneckism isn't a just southern thing anymore!

    my dad took me to see animal house in the theater when i was 14 or 15 and i think i laughed a bit too hard during the pot jokes!

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  27. Great collection! Love the trailer siding used as a car door. Makes sense---metal is metal, right?

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  28. Voronya - on the Animal House special I watched last night, Chris Miller, one of the three screenwriters (the other two were Harold Ramis and the late Doug Kenney, who played Stork) said the script was written "on clouds and clouds of marijuana."

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  29. An- ... aw fuck.

    The geek inside of me (I call him Brent) wants to comment about the wing tape and how it's pretty standard and all, but lately I'm on this kick about saying things without actually saying anything.

    Blame it on my boss.

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  30. stuart wrote:
    The geek inside of me (I call him Brent) wants to comment about the wing tape and how it's pretty standard and all, but lately I'm on this kick about saying things without actually saying anything.

    I have three questions for you:

    Huh? Really? What the fuck?

    Now excuse me while I find a boat to get me back to Hawaii.

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  31. No seriously, Kushibo, the shit's for real.

    It's a high tensile tape that is actually as strong as the metal it's holding together and is used more often than you'd like to think for minor dings and tears in non-crucial surfaces.

    The upright wing is for aerodynamics and fuel saving. The whole thing could rip off and the plane would be just fine except for the fact that it could possibly qualify for the Cash For Clunkers program.

    In fact, that tape has been used for more crucial structural repairs and has performed perfectly.

    I've flown enough to know that a slab of tape is way better than a noticeable rip.

    As long as you're not over the Hudson River ...

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  32. So what you're saying is, that's not duct tape?

    I buy what you're saying about high-tensile tape, but, um, I still don't understand why they would feel it's better to put high-tech tape on it when they have to fix it anyway. They do have to fix it anyway, right?

    I guess if it ripped or did something or other near an airport that didn't have proper repair facilities, that could conceivably happen.

    Oh, geez. I just talked myself out of flying again. You tried, Stuart, you tried.

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  33. Dude, if most people knew about the shortcuts taken in mass transit, no one would get on anything that has a large engine, several thousand pounds of flammable liquid, and shitty seats.

    In other words, a Hummer H2.

    Only with some specks of dirt on it.

    By the way, I'm only goading you on so I can sell you a bus. You want one. It has chickens in it.

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  34. stuart wrote:
    Dude, if most people knew about the shortcuts taken in mass transit, no one would get on anything that has a large engine, several thousand pounds of flammable liquid, and shitty seats.

    I myself drive a propane-powered minivan.

    By the way, I'm only goading you on so I can sell you a bus. You want one. It has chickens in it.

    Just as soon as the extend I-10 out to Honolulu, I'd be happy to take that off your hands.

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  35. The horse and buggy is pretty pathetic too. Wouldn't quite pass for Amish, would it? Reminded me of that scene in "Witness" where cop Harrison Ford tries to blend in with the peaceful Amish on a trip into town, only to lose his cool and beat the snot out of some kid who hassled him. Townsfolk are aghast, so one of his Amish companions tries to cover for him with "He's from Ohio, my cousin."

    One of the things I like so much about "My Cousin Vinny" is that the local sheriff is played by D-Day from "Animal House".

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  36. Ugh, the urinal made me feel sick, wtf is wrong with people? I'm kinda glad to know that the plane is NOT being held together with duct tape...haha!

    Oh how I wish I had stayed in to watch the A&E special. Instead hubby and I saw a movie. G.I. Joe. Welcome to the SUCK. We think our IQ's dropped 10 points by the time we crawled out of the theatre. You have been warned.

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  37. I'm a bit late to reply, but I've been in a plane similar to the fixed one. On Zambian Airlines, there was something duct taped to the wing.

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