Truth

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Randy99CL, Nov 17, 2021.

  1. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    74
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Saint Peter is checking ID’s at the Pearly Gates, and first comes a Texan. “Tell me, what have you done in life?” says St.
    Peter.
    The Texan says, “Well, I struck oil, so I became rich, but I didn’t sit on my laurels–I divided all my money among my entire family in my will, so our descendants are all set for about three generations.”
    St. Peter says, “That’s quite something. Come on in. Next!”
    The second guy in line has been listening, so he says,
    “I struck it big in the stock market, but I didn’t selfishly just provide for
    my own like that Texan guy.
    I donated five million to Save the Children.”
    “Wonderful!” says Saint Peter. “Come in. Who’s next?”
    The third guy has been listening, and says timidly with a downcast look,
    “Well, I only made five thousand dollars in my entire lifetime.”
    “Heavens!” says St. Peter. “What instrument did you play?”
     
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  2. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Age:
    54
    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    My dad always said , "Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, he'll sit in a boat and drink beer all day".;)
     
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  3. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    Set a fire for a man and he'll keep warm all night.
    Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for a lifetime..
     
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  4. Gregor

    Gregor Country Gent

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  5. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Synchromatic

    688
    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    Give a man an engineer and he will be interested for a day.
    Teach a man to be an engineer, and he will be depressed for the rest of his life.
     
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  6. Hickeroar

    Hickeroar Gretschie

    154
    Oct 4, 2020
    Texas
    I felt that one...
     
  7. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Synchromatic

    688
    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    Ya boi is applying as an engineer to 4 years from a community college right now. The only times I feel happiness is when I'm playing an instrument. Once I put it down, it's back to the void.
     
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  8. AllenK

    AllenK Gretschie

    A Gretsch in the hand is worth two in the shop.
     
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  9. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    I get all my truth from Facebook and conspiracy theories :D
     
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  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    72
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Beat me to it!
     
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  11. dougmon

    dougmon Synchromatic

    753
    Jan 9, 2013
    California
    Waxhead, how are you finding time to post? Aren't you all celebrating the Spider Harvest Festival now?
     
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  12. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    72
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Teach a man to fish and he'll have something to lie about for the rest of his life.
     
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  13. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    ohh no - I missed that one.... but then there's a few 1000 new one's every day soooo...... it's a busy life :eek:
     
  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    62
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    I posted this on FaceBook today , got a real laugh from it as i always appreciated trains
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  15. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Synchromatic

    688
    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    A chemist: "the glass is full, the contents being 50% H2O and 50% NO2"
     
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  16. It occurs to me that while some guitars are claimed be be for “doctors & lawyers,” a Gretsch is quintessentially an Engineer’s guitar.

    If it ain’t broke—fix it.
    Because engineers can never stop tinkering with any design, no matter how exquisite. Or compulsively modding guitars.
     
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  17. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Synchromatic

    688
    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    I agree... I'd also like to add that Fenders are also extreme engineer's guitars. Leo was an engineer, the guitars were designed with ease of use and that kinda engineering pragmatism in mind. The parts could be swapped out constantly... there's a reason why partscasters exist.
     
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