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Obsolete Man Skills

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Knicks, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. drgrant

    drgrant Moderator NES Member

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    It's worse with doctors because there isn't a shortage of med students but definitely a shortage of residency slots for doctors in hospitals.... all of that shit is by design of course because AMA or whoever....
     
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    I have R12 cans. For sale to a licenced pro only, of course.
     
  3. Zappa

    Zappa Road Warrior NES Member

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    Remember when we'd use those for hand held horns ???

    [​IMG]
     
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    The worst cases of people who reject man skills that I have seen are not good for anything.

    As a millennial I don't really care about people living up to a specific role or having a specific skill. However you have to be useful and skilled.

    Like if a guy is a pediatric nurse, badass at cheering kids up and minimizing fear when they are in the hospital that's cool. Maybe he is married to a general contractor who takes care of all home repairs. Historical masculinity of stuff isn't a big deal.

    However if the guy is a man baby who can't do anything himself, that's worthy of derision. Can't cook. Is a victim of their emotional fragility. Leans on "building consensus" as they have nothing original to add to the conversation.

    Half the skills they listed as alternative new skills I think every man should have in his tool belt already.
     
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  5. Scott7980

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    Is pointing out to a guy that he is wearing the same clothes as my wife, as my wife is laughing at him, a man skill? Remember to cuff the pants [rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl]
     
  6. mwalsh9152

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    I failed at my man skills yesterday, shortly after reading this thread.

    Have a dripping faucet in the bathroom, so I disassembled and went and got the replacement cartridge. Now it drips even more! First time attempting this repair, didnt know of the spring & seat. Decided it was easier to shut the hot water down for the night to watch the Pat's game.

    Of course the valve below the sink leaks when its shut off, so that needs to be fixed as well, so I shut it at the tank.
     
  7. frenchman

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    What the heck was this? It read like "how to become a great cuck in 10 easy steps". How emasculated do you need to be to write stuff like that?
     
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    You just added to your man-skilz by learning the universal rule that every plumbing job takes 3 trips to the hardware store.
     
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    BrassCraft Multi Turn Valve Stem Repair Kit-BCSR01 - The Home Depot

    I'd say keep a couple around the house but I'm too toxicly masculine (or lazy) to do so.
     
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  10. daveyburt

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    My stomach turned reading it.
    To believe that this is some sort of 'reality' is disturbing to say the least.
    I'll continue to enjoy my TOXIC masculinity thanks.
     
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    I've been reading the comments in this thread and thinking to myself, "Self, what is WRONG with NES today?"

    I finally went back and read the article more thoroughly (beyond the bulleted high point lines) and realized the article was written by a cuckold.
     
  12. headednorth

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    Cant imagine someone like this being in a relationship with a woman. Cant be cuckolded without someone to cuck you.
     
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    Really? The code "sometimes" is vaguely related to the problem. After replacing half a dozen $75 - $150 parts sometimes you get lucky and actually happen to replace the right one.

    USED to be, a good mechanic could listen to the engine, look at the smoke from the tail pipe and the replace or adjust the one thing the car needs to run properly.

    Try diagnosing why the seat gooser that warns you you're drifting out of lane is goosing when you are solid in the lane. Or the rear view cam comes on when you're trying to watch "The Goonies" on the DVD.
     
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  14. Spanz

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    Bad list. Sounds like that list came straight out of Gillette’s sissy femdom marketing group
     
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    I had two cans brought back from Mexico 15 years ago. One to fix my air con in my old Taurus and the other was used as payment for said service
     
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    Wow. I thought this was going to be more specific. This is a weird list, and not something I would follow.

    I was going to do something like:
    sharpen tools
    use a skil saw and drill properly
    use a chain saw
    fell a tree properly
    sweat a joint
    replace an outlet/switch
    start a siphon
    turn a garden
    hunt/fish, then dress or filet the harvested game
    ice fish
    play pool
    rotate/change tires
    change spark plugs
    do a brake job (at least disk brakes)
    drive a standard
    carve a roast, turkey, ham
    keep your lady happy: this includes everything up to defending her honor and saving her life
    enjoy sports with friends
    how to start a fire
    how to put out a fire
    how to prime the furnace
    navigate a boat
    raise kids right
    split wood
    build a stone wall
    jump (bike, motorcycle, ski, snowboard, skateboard, ...) successfully
    shoot a bow
    make camp in a safe dry place
    etc.
     
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  17. Coyote33

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    Aren't those still around? I thought I just bought some maybe 5 years ago.
     
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    World has changed. When I was young paternity leave was called a military service.
     
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    I think it's great, they'll be calling me to fix their shit and I'll be charging them mucho dinero!
     
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    How about being able to go out in the cold and work without crying.sent from a warm truck on the way to get ice melt for guys left working in the cold
     
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    Calling? Where do you live? They are posting only! You need to build your own cool app to get their attention. ;)
     
  22. Palladin

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    funny. a couple of years ago, in HD, saw they're giving a class on how to change a switch. Girl working there asks me if I want a seat to watch..."nah, but I want to hand out business cards, so when one of these dopes gets whacked with a hot neutral, they'll call me!" LOL
     
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    Good point. Thumbtack, Home guide, Bark
     
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    They don't have Freon in them anymore.
     
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  25. headednorth

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    Its something that they need though. They dont think its right to have to pay for a need.
     
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    Yes, you can still get the horns, but they don't use freon anymore.
    I don't know specifically what kind of gas they do use nowadays, but the label says it's flammable.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I feel a little dumber for just looking at that article
     
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    The a**h***s who wrote this piece of shit article can pry my socket wrenches, my Makita power tools, and my guns from my cold dead hands, but something tells me that the a**h***s who wrote this trash will be have cold dead hands before i do.

    Around my house i hear all the time, "we are so lucky you can fix everything" godammed right she is
     
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    sailor.jpg
     
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    You must be one of those angry white men who confuse Hamilton with a president. [laugh2]
     
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