This is a bit of personal slang: “Go grail”
Something “goes grail” if it has been really conspicuous until you need it, then it becomes impossible to find no matter how hard you try. The item in question does not need to have value only to have been obvious at one time and then seems to vanish without a trace.
Also, the item doesn’t need to be unique–only impossible to find. This is unlike the original grail. What makes something (or things) go grail is that it was obvious one minute, and impossible to find the next. This is due to the legend being more about the search than the object. Likewise, this is more about the search than the object, or objects.
Origin–the legend of the holy grail.
That paintbrush seems to have gone grail on me.
My boots seem to have gone grail on me.
My wallet (keys, cellphone, etc.) has gone grail.
I figure I now own these crampons, I can post this set of instructions that the seller put up for them.
Also, I did mention that the screws are M4 x 0.7 x 10mm. The lock nut is an M4 as well. The screws you buy may not be flush with the crampon (they may stick out about an mm), but they will work.
OK, I am too lazy to retype this as well.
Via George Takei and Oh Myyy who came up with the picture.
I’m curious as to how much Bill Nye could be like Lincoln. Supposedly, Lincoln’s voice was higher pitch than most people expected.
Good Lord, could the man be the spitting image of the 16th President?
I just found out that he is a Washington, DC native. I wonder if he gets chilly feelings when he goes near Ford’s Theatre.
Anyway, to quote Grace Bedell
- Hon B Nye…
- Dear Sir
- My father has just home from the fair and brought home your picture and Mr. Ham’s. I am a little girl only 11 years old, but want you should be President of the United States very much so I hope you wont think me very bold to write to such a great man as you are. Have you any little girls about as large as I am if so give them my love and tell her to write to me if you cannot answer this letter. I have yet got four brothers and part of them will vote for you any way and if you let your whiskers grow I will try and get the rest of them to vote for you you would look a great deal better for your face is so thin. All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husbands to vote for you and then you would be President. My father is going to vote for you and if I was a man I would vote for you to but I will try to get every one to vote for you that I can I think that rail fence around your picture makes it look very pretty I have got a little baby sister she is nine weeks old and is just as cunning as can be. When you direct your letter direct to Grace Bedell Westfield Chautauqua County New York.
- I must not write any more answer this letter right off Good bye
- Grace Bedell
If you have a pair of old Salewa crampons like these that are in need of a screw or lock nuts.
You need to get these M4 x 0.7 x 10mm. The lock nut is an M4 as well.
Excellent article on how firearms technology enables mass killing which takes it beyond the “cosmetic features” talk. I strongly suggest that anyone involved in this issue read this article.
The Physics Of Mass Killing.
One trivial criticism the P228 comes with a 13 round magazine, but accepts larger.
OK, I was standing on the South Ken platform when this woman came down the starts nattering a mile a minute in a foreign language.
I said “that’s easy for you to say”.
I’ve been wanting to do that with a spam comment for a while now.
(BTW, the comment is in Japanese and says: “In April, there may be higher than other cards. If you are traveling big time, you can please consider that to compromise on the factors mentioned above. You also need to be clear on is how can you use the point of travel, be determined according to it, you are trying to take advantage of it to win next you.”
4 Tsuki wa, hoka no kādo yori mo takaku naru kanōsei ga arimasu. Anata wa ōkina jikan ryokō shite iru baai wa, jōki no yōin ni dakyō suru koto o kentō shite kudasai. Mata, anata wa dono yō ni ryokō no pointo o shiyō suru to, sore ni ōjite kimeru koto ga deki, tsugini kakutoku shi katsuyō shiyou to shite iru ue de meikaku ni suru hitsuyō ga arimasu.)
Awwww Riiigggghhhhttttt! I just think I fixed my security system. The bugger had a wireless smoke detector that was “obsoleted”. The sucker just died and was causing the thing to go off.
Of course it would go off at the most annoying times (e.g., the middle of the night or when I was away). Neighbours call when I am at other house and say “your alarm is making noises”.
It’s OK it’s just a duff and annoying smoke detector.
I do have to admit to feeling a bit smug here due to the pain in the arse factor of getting this thing fixed. First off, it was in a nasty part of the basement for having to access it, which I did need to do to find out the model number. Secondly, there was a lot of running about during this process since the bits and pieces were in various parts of the house, which required me to use some of my old track skills (high hurdles over basement rubbish).
Anyway, I tend to say that a security system is far better home protection than a gun. My experience is that the security system definitely provides better defence in nasty areas.
And it doesn’t cost as much as a gun in the long run. You can get set up for less money than a decent stereo or television system. They are also as easy to set up as a home entertainment system.
I have no problem with setting up or repairing my system,. Although, the one headache here was that the system is more software than hardware based. I had to go through the motions of resetting the system multiple times before I had a satisfactory result. But, I did manage to get the wireless widgets off the system.
All for a feeling of self-contentment.
That feels a lot better than accidentally shooting a friend or family member.