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Posted 11/11/06 - 7:25 PM:
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Okay, not the couch, but it's a couch. Unfortunately it hasn't been looked after very well lately:


There's something interesting to me about watching ugly human junk slowly disintigrate in a natural setting. That's from this afternoon, as is this:


Plane taking off a few days ago:


And I also like this one from a month or two ago:


Edited by Paul on 11/11/06 - 7:36 PM
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Posted 11/12/06 - 5:45 PM:

Paul wrote:
There's something interesting to me about watching ugly human junk slowly disintigrate in a natural setting.

at least the leaves have something comfortable to sit on out there. zen i wonder what they're talking about. probably engaging in a lively conversation about that sign that's sitting there with them.

the second photo is my favorite in this bunch. i love the textures and colors of the landscape in the background, punctuated by the sharp black contrast of the metal bars. i also like the contrast on that last one. nice composition all around.

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Posted 11/13/06 - 3:29 AM:

I'm taking that one to the Antique Road Show.

On that same show I saw a couch apprasied at over 300k in value. It did look very nice but not worth my education, an apartment, my car, et cetera.

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Posted 11/13/06 - 4:32 AM:

I'd be afraid to sit on a $300,000 couch, it'd have to stay behind special protective barriers. It's interesting how the value of things can be so ludicrously arbitrary, with no relation to the utility. (Not that I don't play along, I've got a good sized baseball card collection.)
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Posted 11/14/06 - 1:25 AM:

being from a bit of a red neck family, the junk scene has always been a part of my life.
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when I heard the joke "you know your a redneck when you mow the lawn and find a car" it was too familier.

Also "when the front porch collapses, and it kills more the ten dogs, you might be one.
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Posted 11/14/06 - 11:41 PM:

To be or not to be... a geek or a redneck.

Iammy, you seem too intelligent and poetic to be called a redneck. Of course I can't see you, but I assume you don't own any guns or engage in incest or worship George B.

You rather look like the Sam hobbit from LOTR. I'd say the hobbits are country folk and may to some degree intermarry (cousins and such), and the leaving of junk in the yard is just a symptom of our cheap material age being thrust upon the carefree traditions of a people who haven't had very much in the past and therefore don't know what to do with so much stuff.


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Posted 11/14/06 - 11:42 PM:

Would this make everyone couch potatoes?
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Posted 11/15/06 - 12:26 AM:

Nihil Loc wrote:
To be or not to be... a geek or a redneck.

Iammy, you seem too intelligent and poetic to be called a redneck. Of course I can't see you, but I assume you don't own any guns or engage in incest or worship George B.

You rather look like the Sam hobbit from LOTR. I'd say the hobbits are country folk and may to some degree intermarry (cousins and such), and the leaving of junk in the yard is just a symptom of our cheap material age being thrust upon the carefree traditions of a people who haven't had very much in the past and therefore don't know what to do with so much stuff.



You can't take my guns man. I'll give up my mtv though.
I guesse I am "the next generation" type of redneck, the new mold from California. I can't stand my reletives so that keeps me from having sex with them I guesse.
As for the politics I am a tree huggin, chainsaw wiedling contradiction of a hobit/redneck freek. and I didn't once vote for a rebublican.

I used to be a tree climber for a living, cutting down trees all day, and secretly speaking to their spritits as I watched them go to the next relm. I love animals enough to admire them and protect them, and shoot and eat them too. I am going to post some of my junk to try and take the focus off my neck here. I'll take some pic tomorrow.And you made me blush even redder with your comments,
thank you for the compliments.
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Posted 11/17/06 - 1:29 PM:

Iammyaspectofus,

I don't think of you in red neck terms. I love those jokes by "Jeff Foxworthy. You know your a red neck if you take a
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to a job interview. I thought a lot of old hippies went to Oregon& Washington in those psychodelic vans. You aren't old enough to have been a hippie though.
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Posted 11/17/06 - 9:29 PM:

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Posted 11/18/06 - 12:03 AM:

IammyaspectofUs wrote:


Hi, where did you go?

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Posted 11/18/06 - 12:35 AM:

I was trying to post some pics but I ran out of time, I had a great pic of an old couch of my bros. I was trying to prove my redneckness LOL

Maybe I am just Doug... a distant reletive to the ancient redneck clan

that is the cutest little kitty quest.
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Posted 11/18/06 - 5:43 PM:

IammyaspectofUs wrote:
I was trying to post some pics but I ran out of time, I had a great pic of an old couch of my bros. I was trying to prove my redneckness LOL

Maybe I am just Doug... a distant reletive to the ancient redneck clan

that is the cutest little kitty quest.


Please post the couch when you can, if you are still of a mind to. Thank you for noticing the little kittey, I think he is cute too.

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Posted 11/20/06 - 4:37 PM:

http://iammy.net/images/dscf1116.jpg="" border="0" border="0">
I can't get my images to post.
Is there code I can type to post them rather than using the wysiwyg?


Edited by IammyaspectofUs on 11/20/06 - 4:41 PM
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Posted 11/20/06 - 5:14 PM:

hi iammy,

what you have to do to show an image is post the url of the image and put [img] in front of the url and [/img] after the url (no spaces). it's case sensitive; i notice your image has capital letters for the file name. like this only take out the spaces:

[img] http://iammy.net/images/DSCF1116.JPG [/img]
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Posted 11/20/06 - 5:24 PM:


Ok thats too big, I'll have to scale the rest down. whats a good image size lib?

Anyway this is the couch in the back of the pick-up out in front of my house. At least it is contained here and has not been released back into the wild. Later I will release it in a controlled environment designed for the retirement of older durable goods. It lived a full life.


Edited by IammyaspectofUs on 11/20/06 - 5:56 PM
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Posted 11/20/06 - 5:34 PM:


this one is my pot garden. I have a rose in a pot and the two tomato plants are finished for the year and are still in thier pots.
the jugs and barrels are for my grease processing. I burn it in my bug.
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Posted 11/20/06 - 5:40 PM:


this one is my wifes office that I just built, and in fine redneck fashon, I have left some of the tools and debrie all over the place for the Miss, to clean-up.
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Posted 11/21/06 - 12:49 PM:

These are great, iammy. If that couch could talk. Think of the sevice they do giving us comfort. Yes, she has had a full life and deserves a nice retirement. Your pot garden is nice.

I bet your wife likes her office you built for her. It looks solid, warm, plus very cozy.

Thank you iammy, for sharing. I enjoyed them. Maybe you are a little red neck. smiling face
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Posted 11/21/06 - 1:31 PM:

whats a good image size lib?

probably around 500 pixels wide is good for displaying in the thread. if you ever want to share bigger photos, you can also just post text links to the images, or as in paul's case, make thumbnails (but thumbnails a little more complicated).
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