Van Gogh

I was down the pub the other night and I saw van gogh come in, he looked across the bar and said "Hi Phil"      I said "Hi can I get you a lager?"   He said "No thanks I've got one 'ere" Don't shoot the messenger

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compost toilet for a camper van?

Want to explore the possibility of a small home built compost loo to fit in an 18 inch square space height of space 7 feet. considering dry compost method, poo only, using fine woodshavings as soak.

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Will removing a rear seat move the centre of gravity in a minivan too far forward? Answered

A family member frequently drives around in the van all by themselves, which I'm sure is an enormous waste of gasoline. Removing one or both of the rear seats will help reduce the weight of the vehicle and improve the efficiency a tiny bit. That said, I was wondering if doing that would cause handling issues due to the centre of gravity being farther forward. Also, winter is long and icy here, so rear traction is an issue 5 months of the year.

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Help designing solar roof for a van

So i plan on collecting a crap load of those little solar yard lights, taking out the solar panels till i have enough to cover the roof of my van. But from there i dont know where to go and i dont have much experience with making electronics, it would be nice to have them charge a battery or something, not sure. ideas, comments or plans would be greatly appreciated. j

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how do i change my username?

I don't realy want to be Nerfer anymore. how do i cange it?

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My cat is shedding, could I rub him on a Van De Graaff generator to remove the loose hair? Answered

I thought this might work because the hair keeps sticking to stuff because of static electricity. If you put a charge in the generator, then rubbed the cat on it, would the hair stick to it? Then when you turned it off would the hair fall off?

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Hidden Messages

Painting Title - "Arnolfini Marriage" Artist - Johannes van Eyck Year - 1434 People in Painting - Merchant Giovanni Arnolfini and wife Giovanna Cenami

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van/truck into camper? change metal containers?vertical, like double decker way?

Hi, anyone knows how to mod van/truck into camper? change metal containers-ShortOnes to camping trailers?in vertical, like double decker way. viva container city london...ps my first question ))

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What are your favorite artworks?

So, I was looking through a book and I found this amazingly detailed (and freaky) painting called "Arnolfini Marriage". Lot's of weird messages behind it. Anyway, here I have enclosed some of my favorite artworks I have seen. I want you to do the same with your comments. 1. Johanness van Eyck - "Arnolfini Marriage" 2. Leonardo Da Vinci - "Mona Lisa" 3. Edvard Munch - "The Scream"

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Starry night

For art class I have to paint a famous painting. I'm thinking about doing Starry night and writing an ible of the process. What do you think??? The original painting:

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Cheap skate automotive painting question!?

I have a 73 volkswagen transporter type 2 microbus AKA hippy van and I am planning on painting it orange and white. I was just wondering what the best methods would be and such any advice would be much appreciated. Im planning on just sanding it down and using rustoleum to give it a nice cheap paint job 1. Can I paint the rims as well with this paint http://www.homehardware.ca/Products/index/show/product/I1821684/name/paint_alk_rust_trem_green_3_78l 2. Should I use rollers, brushes, or a spraygun to do it? 3. how would I go about prepping rims for painting?

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e150 Full Size Going Green

So I am trying this process of converting my big old van (92 - full size windowless version) into a green machine... Unfortunatly i know little about cars... I am already installing the HHO system myself to make it Part Hydrogen, now I want to add some electricity into the mix as well. I already have a HUGE back space that I don't even use. if it was deisle I would just use the back space for a vegi -converter... but I am thinking of using that space for some batterys (although I know those can get expensive) I was also thinking since I will have the batterys there... I would also make a little turbine on the roof, so i am creating a perpetual energy ( I know how to do this one)... My question is: How hard would be to ADD electric power to my van without losing my current gas/hho mix power. Is it possible? Its not really about "gas prices" or anything, I just feel like everytime i fill up my tank I am: 1) Buying a terrorist a gun 2) killing 30 trees Because I am really bad about being coherent here is my questions to you: - What would be the best option to add to my van after my HHO to make my van MORE green? - If its electric, can i add that with my current (to-be) HHO/Gas? - What could i use all that empty space for? Thanks guys :)

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Would it be possible to put a power generating wind turbine on a car and store the power in a battery bank?

I'm trying to think of ways to store power in batteries so I can run household gadgets in my van without having to resort to a generator. 

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when converting a dc car alternator to ac how much ac amps can you get? Answered

My dad wants to know this for a wind generator

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What to cook in car engine bay?

Alrighty so i saw an instructable here about cooking on a car engine bay, also a book called Manifold Destiny, and i was wondering what else can i cook. Do you think i can cook rolls of cookie dough, wrap it in tin foil and let it cook by the exhaust manifold? Sorta like bread, kinda sounds good right? Another thing, do you guys have any other food ideas (no matter how crazy it may seem) for cooking? (Im gonna go on a road trip in a few months and i wanted to do some research before i go.)

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Where might I find corner protectors for a cargo truck (like U-Haul has), preferably in Utah?

I have this old cargo truck (I hope that's the right name, they're like the trucks/vans that U-Haul uses where it looks like someone took a big metal box and slapped a cab to the front) that I just bought and I'd like to fix up. I've seen other trucks like it with corner bracket things on them that protect the corners, and I'm hoping to find some after-market ones for mine. Plus I live in Utah, so I'd prefer a resource nearby (sorry, a Mom & Pop store in Japan won't do me any good). An online resource is okay too (preferably in the U.S.).

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Flying car idea

I was thinking about building a flying car that would have most wingspan hidden under the car (pops out when activated) and the doors would be the tips. (What used to be the back doors would roll over van-style, and the back would otherwise be covered by sheet metal) In the back, there would be two vertical rudders and the spoiler would be cut into flaps for horizontal rudders. The thing would overall be powered by two helicopter jet engines. Once the flight system is activated, the gear shift (auto trans) would turn into the throttle, and the gas/brake pedals would turn into the rudder pedals. The idea is to make a flying car that still (when wings are stowed and trunk cover is closed) looks like a normal car. The question: is this possible?

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How to achieve a 'worn bleach" look on new clothes?

I often decorate clothes by partially bleaching ( see instructable Charles Mackintosh shirt. ) . I experimented with diluted bleach, bleach from pray cans, bleach from pointy nozzle bottles. I tried a lot and sometimes to my liking. I really would like to know how I can give self made clothes from plain material, often denim or cotton, a worn discoloration without distressing the fabric to the point its damaged. I looked on instructables, and the whole internet but found no answer. On the picture with the brown jacket ( bought, professionally bleached) you can see what I want to achieve. Especially the dotted seams with dark shadow and the discoloring of flap on the pocket and the hem. Other pictures show experiments that I did. I know how to make stains by knotting, binding, creasing. But that is not the answer I'm looking for.  

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your opinion on the movie district 9 (warning spoiler only read if you want to know the ending) ?

OK i just went and heard the whole plot of Neill Blomkamp masterpiece the Monalisa of movies D9. he was supposed to make the halo movie but Microsoft was complaining its multimillion dollar A$$ off so Neill felling sad thought up remixing his movie Alive in norunburg i think its called. so here this movie is a unsuspecting antagonist "Wikus van Der Merwe" is doing a documentary on MNU moving the Aliens to district 10 but he then goes into a shack and is screwing around with items of none of his concern and sprays a crap-storm virus in his eye that mutates his arm to a alien arm and changes his DNA so he can operate alien machinery MNU being the bastards they are jacks him up and takes him to there base for dissection he then daringly grabs a scalpel and holds a doctor hostage leading up to that he escapes to district 9 where he meets Christopher who at first is reluctant to kick Wikus's A$$ they soon befriend each other they then steal some alien weaponry and launch a counter attack on the MNU mercs were he retrieves a fuel cell to power a ship were Chris finds out that MNU have been experimenting on his people later on Wikus finds out that it would take up to 3 years to turn him back to a human,then a Emnite shamalan twist pops up Chris wants to go home for help before coming back to cure Wikus he then gets angry and kicks poor Chris's A$$ and powers up a ship were his engine is shot up and he crashes he than crawls out. soon cute Christopher's son Little CJ gains control of a mechanized battle suit from inside the crashed shuttle and helps free Wikus, Wikus then enters the alien walker battle suit and defends Christopher as the mother ship uses a tractor beam to lift the shuttle on board.he shuttle docks with the mother ship, Wikus is shot in the back and the walker suit ejects him after taking critical damage. Wikus drags himself away from the leader of the mercenaries, but is unavoidably caught. Just before the trigger is pulled, four aliens burst out of the surrounding slums and rips apart Wikus's attackers.The film concludes with another series of interviews and news broadcasts, showing the humans view on the events that unfolded. An interview with Wikus' wife reveals a small metal rose was left on her doorstep (one of Wikus' trademarks, he strongly believed a gift is worth more if it was made personally). She concludes it couldn't possibly be Wikus, no one has heard from him since he was last seen crawling from the mangled battle suit. An alien is then seen standing in a junk yard inside District 9 fashioning a small metal rose out of scrap metal, implying that Wikus is alive, his transformation from human to alien is complete, and is still awaiting Christopher's promised return. just tell me what you think about the ending

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