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  • The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
  • The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
  • The three traditional colors of most Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
  • Tinsel was invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver.
  • The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and were made of green raffia (think grass hula skirts) or dyed goose feathers. Next the Addis Brush Company used their machinery that wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees that were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations.
  • ‘Jingle Bells’ – the popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in Massachusetts, America. It was, however, written for thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  • Coca-Cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season for promotion.
  • Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
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  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.


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  1. I had no idea where to put this so i try here. The merry christmas sign im considering but does anybody have a picture of it with lights at night? Coro is new to me any tips like how to secure etc? Like to see it with lights before i buy. Im not trying to be picky or anything coro just new to me is all. Thanks Mike
  2. What ever happened to this ::::grabs double barrel coach rossi::: saying "HEY BUD HOLD MY BEER" and walking outside with rock salt shells? IM JOKING!!! But seriously its your property and its your job to defend it. That gun is awesome! I might actually play with a similar setup this winter for giggles Hey after the holidays theres not much to do! I need a hobby and YES i will use paintball gun im not CrAzY! Doesnt seem too expensive considering what it does Just be my luck i wind up under attack by my own setup and cant get get back in my house lol
  3. I never even thought about it but im taking mine off now lol
  4. If ya ask me I wouldnt use anything under 16 gauge extension cord. i wont even touch spt cord but thats just me dont panic but speaker cable are you joking? Theres no way i would even consider using speaker cable for anything other than speakers. u use lamp cord for lamps you use speaker cable for speakers and you use 16-14-12 guage extension cords for what ever. To me its like making apple pies out of oranges The UV rating doesnt worry me as much as the strand count jacket etc Just my two cents
  5. I cant believe im saying this BUT...Since you said grateful...Well whats your deadline and how many channels? Maybe i can help. Im doing two seq now for another member but i know what its like when it gets tough so...Pm details. I see what i can do for ya. How long song is,channels etc...... Mike
  6. I say amazon too you just cant beat 99 cents. I tell ya some stuff is rare! I have a bud that wanted a theme from a realy old horror themed show and i couldnt find it anywhere. Super old black and white stuff...I bet theres not even a reel left of it anymore. That one had me pulling me hair out. Why i mention that is that other thread concerning license can you rip audio off a master vhs that you own and be legal? I mean ya bought it but...Ya know. Seems funky to me you buy movie not the songs so wheres the line drawn on that on? I know they have to pay mega bucks to use certain songs in movies is why i ask and somethings are just to rare to find. So what do ya do? Just like ernest p whorl film festival i think its called that all commercials he did and goofs and i tell ya i found that one in a hole in the wall in middle of nowhere. I know ya cant get on dvd. And i will bet it never will be on dvd so what do ya do for that kind of stuff? Can ya legally record it when it comes on tv at 3am for what reason i dunno? Or do you just have to wait until someone figures its good idea to put on cd or dvd or whatever is next....
  7. Ryan i could not agree more we been in bad times in the past as all of us have for me its not about the money but just the effort. 1string or 50 million as long as your having a great time thats what is all about. Its kinda like a speaker to one the speaker might sound like crap to the next one it might sound great...It aint about the brand or the pricetag its all about the install Blood sweat and tears
  8. Dont blaim chuck if there is anbody to blaim its me i fuled the fire on this one. Sorry everybody. Lets let bygones be bygones and nail the upcomming holiday season like a cold beer when its 120 in the shade.
  9. Why did my post get deleted? Is someone afraid of truth I just called it like everybody said it.....Just asking just like to know. And i do not like talking in private if its public convo then here is where its going to happen. Let everybody see. Im not trying to hide anything. If i say it its open for all to veiw. Mike
  10. Im in way off topic here. If im going to get yelled at again and have this thread shutdown also. I will call every single thread out that isnt christmas centric if thats what you are getting at. Like the last person that tried to make me look like a fool their previous post was about getting charity for their kid to goto school i wonder how that is christmas centric? Yeah it leaves bad taste in my mouth everybody else can post what ever they want i post something and they get bent out of shape. You know what i will do you all a favor and leave this forum....
  11. Homemade arcade game. WIth roms or game systems. I like the old games like Donkey kong,super mario or just about any other game really....Can download those games to wii or what not and its good entertainment. I know you can play with game systems and all but theres nothing like slamming a joystick and hammering on buttons Kinda like pinball play on computer it kinda sucks but pull back that rod and smash the living crap! out of them flippers...theres nothing like it Plus its great! for a game room and not too expensive considering how many games you can get and play its endless realy.
  12. Anybody have any plans for a mame? I just about have all the parts i just need plans for the cabinet. I know theres others out there dont be shy! LOL Its just complicated for me when it comes to the cabinet i can guess but i would screw up size wise. I want to build a wide one for elbow room when your playing two players. Any advice before would be great. Its just gonna be a flat screen,wii,and x-arcade parts. Ya know im ready to build and "decor" But im kinda stuck until i get plans for cabinet. Thanks in advance and any advice would be great. Mike
  13. Well i say yes but i might be wrong but when im daisy chaining i do. I go no more then 10 outlets per circuit though. Theres electricians here that can explain a WHOLE lot more then me but....I do it that way so....Or am i confused of what your saying?
  14. I might have come off a little strong but HOAs make me so angry! Hey i am a pyro and i get to deal with people all the time and it can be so fun and then theres times that can be such a NIGHTMARE! fire marshalls when it comes to commercial to what ever enforcement and People calling police to swearing im discharginging firearms for self entertainment when it comes to backyard shows with 1.4g. One time a neighbor starting raising every living something and i called his bluff and when i got to fence yelling back he was running in the house hiding. I guess my point is dont back down just b/c somebody doesnt like something. Few nights out of the year isnt that bad! I wish people would just deal with it instead of making a scene. Where i live theres a street right over and they party HARD! on the weekends i dont say anything i hear it all night long b/c its only one day woooopie doooo! People have hobbies and they like to unwind. I say let em! That was my point not go out there guns a blazing! Theres times when ya have to lay the law down but ya know......
  15. Not saying its the same material or anything but we use 409 to get stains out of the carpet in our cars And it doesnt fade or anything so maybe 409 would work also.
  16. I beleive they can only file fines when its like trailer trash scene and have a steel in the front yard !lol! which i doubt your is. When they play that noise ordinace and light polution crap the judge will most likely laugh at it theres state laws that say cut off by 10 pm thats the law here and no one and i mean no one has any say so until you go past time. Its a waste of time really. Tell them to tell grandma to close her curtains and close her eye lids and shut it! lol People complain about nothing! remember that guy that was a war hero few years ago and they got in a stink about him flying a american flag. I feel sure you remember the story. That dude clawed through hell and he was a war hero. Theres always someone looking to cause chaos and mayhem on purpose and they never win b/c hes flying flag right now Find out the STATE LAWS and see them tuck there tails. Last time i check HOA doesnt run the state. Id just call non emergency number for black and white and see what they say and your likely gonna hear laughing in the back ground...hey they enforce em And YOUR TAXES PAY THEM! I say get friendly with locals law enforcement hehehehhehehehe! Hoa does not superceed state or feds no matter what they think HAHHAHAHHAH!
  17. Let me ask ya a few questions? You pay taxes like everybody else? You have to put up with power walkers getting in your way while driving? How about dog terds in your yard? I would cause the biggest stick possible! I dont live in HOA b/c they know better to try and pull that with me. What do you think the HOA is for? Just some way to cause drama. If i lived in hoa i would start putting lights up now. First off i take orders from nobody! Second its your property just smile and ignore em. What are they gonna do? What gives them any right to make "your rules?" If your paying taxes, own the house,and take care of everything i would DARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Them to open their mouth! Hey thats how i roll im not a butthead but i aint taking no crap from some hoa that thinks they are running the show. I say KICK @#$ and take no names. Its your house brother do what you want when you want to. Oh and get a sign that says tresspasers will be shot! and see who rings your door bell! I say STRING LIGHTS UP NOW!
  18. How abbout a led flood light? They come in sorts of colors i dont think it would fit in the globe but put it right at the hole and well might work. Another thought is to just stuff as many leds in there as possible i think that the lights pushed on the glass might give a good effect. You can always test with incans im sure you have plenty of those laying around Edit I can tell you this though i tried to light my sign with one c7 bulb and that just did not cut it and i tried a few strings of incas and that just didnt cut it either...looked funny. I now cfls wont dim. I have lor here and lamp want me to play with it and see how it does? I have nothing better to do
  19. Well are you talking just 2 bulbs or a couple strings? I would be worried about strings melting together saw that once on mythbusters if your talking cramming a couple strings in there. Heres what i did for the blowmolds i used CFL's I have never seen a blowmold that bright before and they dont get hot and you can get them in colors plus they are cheaper. They get pretty bright!
  20. Only thing comes to mind is make a jig and use a torch.
  21. It makes sense to me now just takes a few seconds to sink in.
  22. Make sense no but you cant argue math so... and i never used 11 amps worth before mabe 2-3 tops. Just have to remember that formula. So they are going to need like 4-6 batteries and isolaters? Thats gonna be a hog! and for wire anything over 1000watts we always used 2ga or 0ga depending on the length of the run.
  23. Yeah those cig lighter ones suck. Look into stinger products. Ebay is a good start price wise. If the power inverter is supplying at 120v why would it be at 110 amps? You divided by 12 i was wondering why not 120? Im just asking not calling you out.
  24. Someone correct me if im wrong here but i think i saw a formula for this once and its. For DC watts/12vdc = amps and same for AC watts/120 = amps. And remember inverters are not 100 percent effecient. Found that out a few years ago the HARD way. So dont push it to its limits.
  25. Pvc is cheap and works wonders! Actually anthing you can drive into the ground and zip tie to is a winner rebar,pvc,1x2's whatever works for ya
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