Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Gifts

Got Jack one of these for Christmas. I thought it might make a nice heating mass for on top of the stove. I'm waitin' for that fitty percent off sale!

11 comments:

brett said...

sweet. when it comes to a toss up between a new custom frame and a bust of OG GWB, the bust always wins.

Travis said...

I thought it would look nice in our rustic home!

Nevada said...

Travis - thanks for finding this great gift. I emailed it to my better half preparing her for what I planned to get her. Surprisingly she was less than thrilled. Merry Christmas!!

Travis said...

Just think,...W's head on top of the wood stove,....you need to warm your hands up a bit,...rub his head,...everybody's happy.

brett said...

what's the melting point of bronze? i'd hate to accidentally reduce that magnificence to a puddle of molten poo on some cold winter night.

Travis said...

I'd hate to think of W as "molten poo". Does the period come before or after the quotation mark?

brett said...

If you're in England, it follows logic. But we're in America and logic is beyond most of us, so you just always stick it inside the quotation marks. I remember being taught the "English" way in grade school, which leads me to believe that we, as a society, are becoming more and more lazy and/or ignorant. Of course, I'm one to talk--proper capitalization is apparently beyond my comprehension most of the time. Hyperlink!
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/quotation.htm

brett said...

dangit.

hyperlink made leetle:
http://tinyurl.com/k9nhj

Nevada said...

Oh learned grammatical ones. Bronze is primarily copper with tin as the main additive, but sometimes with other elements such as phosphorus, manganese, aluminum, or silicon. Thus there are various types of bronze (e.g., Silicon Bronze, Manganese Bronze, Aluminum Bronze, Leaded bronze, Phosphor bronze). Is it e.g. or i.e. that should be used? The melting point of various bronzes range from 832-1562F. Thus if you have a "typical" wood stove your chances for "molten poo" are slim to none. However, if you are concerned maybe you should buy two and keep one as a back up! You can never have too many W's around!
Yours Truly from the Metallurgy Dept

Travis said...

TMI

brett said...

The Garden and Tractor--your source for a well-rounded (and grounded) education.