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Mattrox

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Mattrox (author) 5 years ago
London Times Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense 'Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Elastoplast to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.'
Did you make that up?
minerug Mattrox4 years ago
Brilliant!
ha ha
minerug4 years ago
If you are interested, I'm posting and instructable soon on some air-guns I've made using the basic tire valve and ball valve setup. Speaking of rockets, The gun im working on at the moment is a basic but big (highish powered) bottle 'rocket' launcher.
Lftndbt5 years ago
That's a nice airgun/marble rifle!
Mattrox (author)  Lftndbt5 years ago
Thanks I'm Planning to make one using a fire extinquiser as the chamber next. by th way that rocket of your is awesome Do you know about how high it goes
Lftndbt Mattrox5 years ago
Depends on the PSI you use... If you construct it correctly then it can shoot VERY high. Although I am not game to pressurise it higher than 120PSI that close to my hand. OH wait a minute... Your subscribed to me. do you mean the rocket in your favourites or the ones I haven't published yet? Like Poseidon?
Mattrox (author)  Lftndbt5 years ago
If you have not published them then how would i know anythin about poseidon
Lftndbt Mattrox5 years ago
You should be able to view my unpublished instructables. ;) Perhaps they removed the feature yet I get views on my unpublished work from my subscribers, so you should be able to see them.
Mattrox (author)  Lftndbt5 years ago
You can't
Lftndbt Mattrox5 years ago
oh ok, they must have stopped that.

Have you checked out http://www.spudfiles.com/?
Mattrox (author)  Lftndbt5 years ago
yes its very cool
Mattrox (author)  Lftndbt5 years ago
I didn't know you could do that
coolz5 years ago
Welcome to Instructables. You probably already know your way around here, but feel free to ask me if you need any help.
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