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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:08 PM

"old Guy" environmental DISASTER thread.

For those who aren't millennial pussies...

What did you USED TO DO environmentally that would make modern day Lefty shriek in horror?


ME:

We used to throw batteries in the garbage can. Yeah, your MAGLITE stopped working so 4x D-Size batteries went into the garbage can, lol...

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Reply "old Guy" environmental DISASTER thread. (Original post)
PrescientWon. Friday OP
Da Mannn Friday #1
PrescientWon. Friday #3
PrescientWon. Friday #2
Qukid Friday #8
PrescientWon. Friday #9
Muddling Through Friday #10
Qukid Friday #13
Currentsitguy Friday #15
Currentsitguy Friday #14
Grebbid Friday #4
PrescientWon. Friday #5
Grebbid Friday #12
Steelydamned Friday #6
PrescientWon. Friday #7
Steelydamned Friday #11
Currentsitguy Friday #16
Qukid Friday #17

Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:11 PM

1. We used to say, "SHUT UP!" to angsty 16 year olds screaming, "How Dare you!"

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:14 PM

3. bahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:14 PM

2. my second submission

If we didn't have a place to get rid of motor oil we'd change car oil on an empty lot draining oil to the ground...

If it came OUT of the ground, it can go back in right?

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Response to PrescientWon. (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:32 PM

8. We poured it along chain link fences

cause trimming that grass sucked.

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Response to Qukid (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:34 PM

9. bahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Qukid (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:43 PM

10. Haven't seen a set of those in 40+ years.

Haven't missed them either.

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:04 PM

13. I found a pair when I cleaned out my mom's shed

about 8 years ago. Thought about all the nasty blisters I'd gotten from them when I was a kid. I ended up giving them to an old Afghan neighbor who was trimming their walkway with an old butcher knife. He tried them a couple of times, then went back to the butcher knife.

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Response to Qukid (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:08 PM

15. I still have my Mom's set that I keep around for nostalgia sake.

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Response to PrescientWon. (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:07 PM

14. I used it to get the fire started when I burned trash.

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:15 PM

4. Fwiw: Alkaline batteries pose no threat to the environment.

"Alkaline batteries contain manganese, steel and zinc, all of which are naturally occurring metals that pose no threat to the environment. These types of batteries do not exhibit any of the following criteria to be classified as hazardous by the EPA: ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity and toxicity."

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Response to Grebbid (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:17 PM

5. so its OK to throw them in garbage?

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Response to PrescientWon. (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:53 PM

12. Yes.

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:21 PM

6. This is probably going to shock everyone but...

...we used to eat green sea turtles when I was a kid. My father was a commercial fisherman - among other things - and from time to time, a sea turtle would get caught in the shrimp nets. Of course, you didn't know this until you pulled it in and dumped the catch on deck to begin the culling (that means sorting through, separating the shrimp from everything else that you caught.) More often than not, the turtle would be dead already and it's quite a delicacy so it would not be wasted. So it would be butchered and we would eat it.

Sounds horrific now but, I gotta say, that is still some of the finest meat I've ever eaten and I've had some damn fine meals all over the world.

Now of course, shrimpers are required to have turtle doors that the turtles can escape from so they aren't caught and they are endangered and protected but, back then, catching a turtle was a rare treat.

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Response to Steelydamned (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:25 PM

7. outstanding.

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:44 PM

11. Here's another shocker....

...that wasn't even that long ago.

In the early 2000's I worked at Supply Boat company that purchased a Norwegian supply boat company so I had to travel there several times doing vessel audits and inspections and the like. The office was in Fosnavog which is a beautiful, picturesque town on the coast. Whale hunting is legal in Norway and they are allowed to catch so many Mink whales per year for consumption.

So while I was there, dining out with some Norwegians, they insisted I order some and yeah, it was on the menu. The Norwegians look at it as their heritage and a delicacy so, when in Rome.....

To be honest: it was really bland - as is most of their food really - and odd tasting but, not awful or unpleasant. So it was a unique experience but, unless starving, I would probably not order again.

And in Newfoundland, I had Flipper Pie. Which is basically a seal meat pie...which was fucking god awful.

Would not recommend Flipper Pie to anyone.....ever.

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:12 PM

16. My dad used to spray the entire yard with DDT each spring

So we didn't have bugs over summer.

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:14 PM

17. for this thread

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