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+2 1. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Sandwich Emergency

the sandwich, another british invention the rest of the worlds fecks up.
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+2 2. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Nintendo's line of consoles

yeah i had an advance SP, pre runner to the DS and first to have a backlit screen,
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0 3. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Amazing Anamorphic Illusions!

@ #3 also the running shoe is not on the paper amd the tape is off centre.
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+2 4. manxman commented 7 years ago on video The Test

what cards?
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+2 5. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Remarkable space saving furniture.

usa does not use the metric system because it was a british colony and we (the british) use the imperial measuring system and they (usa) kept it after independance.
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+7 6. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Low cost solution to landmine clearance

aot of anti personel mines have no steel parts so xray would not help.
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+9 7. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Low cost solution to landmine clearance

@ #1 my thoughts exactly, it's too random, once you've sent a few off these across an area you still cannot declare it safe because if you miss just one mine its a failiure.
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+3 8. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Scientists discover extraordinary new carnivorous sponge.

@ #6 someone must imagine it, they write the cheques.
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+1 9. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Car wash rampage

i saw something similar to this, a guy having a heart attack in an automatic car. foot hard down on the go pedal and in reverse will do this,his hand still on the gear selector when he hit the wall would yank it into drive from reverse and send the car back the other way with foot still hard on the go pedal.looks exactly like what i saw.
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+12 10. manxman commented 7 years ago on video The Lords of Lightning

i've seen these guys in real life, the sound of the electricity arcing is amazing and being at the front you feel the hair on your arms standing on end and can smell the ozone.
it's fantastic.
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+2 11. manxman commented 7 years ago on video How to tie a bow tie.

at #3 Doctor Who? ;)
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-2 12. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Human Powered Rube Goldeberg Machine

who is rube goldeberg? is he a foreign heath robinson?
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-3 13. manxman commented 7 years ago on video $5 Bluetooth Car Hack

cheaper to put your music onto cassette and play it in the cassette player and not dick about with hacking open adapters and headsets
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+1 14. manxman commented 7 years ago on video asda prank call

they only open 24hrs on weekdays, they close at 4pm on sundays, confused me too, i got a trolley and walked right into the automatic doors when they did not open. then read the opening times.
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+2 15. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Disappearing car door

only one i've ever seen in production was on the BMW Z1, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXp2CnPq-os
but that is not identical to the rotary door.
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+2 16. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Fighter Jet Flying Very Low

sat nav failed, using roadmap to navigate.
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+1 17. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Optical illusion Waterfall

another way is to allow the water to flow to the back of the trough (the furtest point from our viewpoint ie the top tier of the trough)as in the model in #5 link (first vid) and the water would stay there looking like it was about to fall on to water wheel, then just have a small pump to pump water up from where it was filled in the video up the nearest vertical strut to the top and then flow out and drop onto the wheel.

i know what i mean, just hard to explain.
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+3 18. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Water drop falling in sand

maybe it's not water or ball bearing but actually a UFO crash!

lets see the debate for this theory.
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+1 19. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Sleeping an the subway

@ #2 subway car buskers play all sorts of crap
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+3 20. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Experiments to derail trains

should have leaves on the line, they stop trains running in england.
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0 21. manxman commented 7 years ago on video How English sounds to non-English speakers

#9 i heard that too, does that mean something? is this some sort of social experiment where they see if you pick up on certain phrases?
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+27 22. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Just an old farm truck

old bodywork but all else underneath will be very modern, an old chassis and running gear would not handle the torque from that amount of acceleration.
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0 23. manxman commented 7 years ago on video World Yo-Yo Champ

its all to do with the 3D glasses he wears, he can see the yo-yo in 3D. get a pair and you could be this good.
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+7 24. manxman commented 7 years ago on video How to make a spray bottle that works in any orientation

#1 he said use stainless weights and they are nuts not bolts, (just me being pedantic)
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0 25. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Grenade fishing gone wrong...

they to be flash/bang fuses only 0.5 seconds, should have used high ex. fuses 3.0 seconds or longer.
lets hope they learn the lesson.
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+4 26. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Mechanical Thimblerigger

#4 it's not random, if you watch the video again the balls appear in exactly the same order. :P
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+2 27. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Fixing An Old Engine Stop Motion

no oil supply to rocker gear at 2:07, i would not run a motor with the rocker cover off, it gets a bit oily.
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+2 28. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Check Your Eggs

@ #8 it's gone off and fermented, the gas inside the shell is what is making it try to float, you do not want to crack that egg and eat it.
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+3 29. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Parking free

i see the barrier on the other lane is also broken, did she do that one the day before?
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-1 30. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Dude Implants Magnets Into His Wrist to Hold iPod

whats wrong? i got a magnet up my nose to hold my shades on............not!
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0 31. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Bollywood Action Film

two words 'boll ocks'
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0 32. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Solar highways

two years ago? update, how far along are they now?
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+1 33. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Best marriage proposal

is the chick in the red dress available?
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+6 34. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Would-be Robber Stopped By Folding Chair

he felt daft after he picked up the chair as he realised it was not loaded
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+1 35. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Blackberry Actually Made Something Cool

oh nice, now we can have photos of things that never happened (without photoshop)
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+1 36. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Burglar's Bloopers

how the hell was he intending to CARRY anything out of the store? he should have just stolen the ladder, but then again he couldn't use it properly either.
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0 37. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Dustin Hubel - Contact Juggling

#3 everyone should be warned about phishing, sitting by a river in the cold and damp is bad for you and should be avoided. oh and it's spelled Fishing!
:P
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0 38. manxman commented 7 years ago on video New safety system, car windows break automatically after driving into water.

will it work it car is upside down in water? why not just keep a heavy object in door pocket and break window yourself?
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+1 39. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Guy Plays Canon Rock On A Ruler

some skills and talent just have no use in this world.
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0 40. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Strangest invention ever?

then touch screen was invented and no ever heard of this again
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0 41. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Longboat explodes in Lake of Ilopango in El Salvador

i was always told, take em out of the tin one at a time, and light em one at a time.
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0 42. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Magnet field and bubbles

when the red stuff came in it looked like someone had found the knife in the washing up bowl.
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+9 43. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Russian Transformer Bike

#1 seeing over traffic, riding through water, looking over walls? maybe if you have an estate car the long bike fits in or tall van the tall bike fits in?
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+2 44. manxman commented 7 years ago on video The Spectacular T.T. IOM. TT (Isle of Man) Motorcycle Road Race

#23 at least one a year, but we do 3 events. the TT (tourist trophey) the MGP (manx grand prix) and the Southern 100.
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+6 45. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Street Racing

http://www.snotr.com/video/7950/The_Spectacular_TT_IOM_TT__Isle_of_Man__Motorcycle_Road_Race

Respect is due to those who choose to compete in these races. #14 rules and safety precutions must be in place to make this as safe as is practically possible. we do not and never will organise a 'death race'. those who compete do so in accordance with the regulations. we cry out for marshals and medical voulenteers and first aiders every year to try and make it safe, but changes happen and will continue to do so, when the race becomes unsustainable it will stop, but untill then all involved will try to keep it going. thanks and respect to all who make it happen.
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+4 46. manxman commented 7 years ago on video 911 call for math

at 4 years old that kid shows good problem solving skills, not so good at math though.
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0 47. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Geek and Gamer Girls Song

Stan Lee! whooooo!
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+10 48. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Street Racing

I was born and raised on the isle of man, i still live here and this race claims lives every year, fans and competitors alike. even the southern 100 is getting more dangerous with the increased performance of the bikes. i think the electric ones are about the safest, but they are said to be set to break the 100MPH average lap this year.

I think people have misunderstood your comment #3. i wondered why this was posted in 'cartoons' too.
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-4 49. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Harvey's Electric Air Bike

unsafe and illegal
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+4 50. manxman commented 7 years ago on video F-15 Low Fly By

thought this was low? the RAF fly lower than this in training, they sometimes knock sheep over.

Get Skills

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YAm13j_Pv8&feature=related
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+4 51. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Charter Bus in Rock Tunnel

#4 yeah that could be a narrow rock arch and a 4 lane highway on the other side.i don't know this road but the people who are there look impressed so it must be narrow all the way.
someone post the co ordinates on google earth/maps and we'll take a look.
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0 52. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Top 100 First World Problems

no internet service is number one! i live on the net, i can't get near the tv for the wife and kids, i have to have the net. why do you think i'm on here now? cos the kids have the tv remote and nothing is on when i want it on, but the net is my friend, it's on when i want it on. mostly.
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0 53. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Tree used as spare tire

burt munroe, worlds fastest indian, get the movie and watch it, he did that years ago.
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+1 54. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Connecting on the Internet

ok, i've wrapped my rope round the clock, cut it to a random length and found my number. now what? do i send the rope to my mate or the clock or the number? oh hang it, i'll see him at work tomorrow and just tell him.
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0 55. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Eagle Goes For Swim

it was a rubber fish they use to teach eagles to hunt. :S
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+2 56. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Don't buy an Iphone 4S in Turkey ...

how much was it? a big ripoff or a small ripoff? but aside, that is a really bad fake, the box did not look right either.
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0 57. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Lego domino row building machine

#1 #2 #3 lets save awesome for the awesome stuff and use other superlatives for this stuff, amazing, incredible, fantastic? why is everything awesome these days?
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0 58. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Dance Monkey, Dance!

monkeys have tails, these are apes, they have no tails. planet of the apes not monkeys.
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+1 59. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Kittens discover the crack under the door

discovered the crack under the door???? thats no crack! its a 4 inch chasm! who is the carpenter who hung that door? it's way too short and if they cut some off to run the cable under the door they overestimated how much to take off.
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+2 60. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Demolition man

what a tit, where's fred dibnah when you need him?
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0 61. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Transformation

i remember the zeroids fro terrahawks, they were complex spheres too.
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0 62. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Guy Kicks His Way Out of ATM

#6 how can he not read? he was using the ATM, he must have been reading that, or just pressing buttons and hoping for the best?
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0 63. manxman commented 7 years ago on video African waterman

he has a screen wash motor and pump surgically implanted in his stomach, you could see it when he lifted up his top.
maybe? i dunno?
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0 64. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Best PC service ever!

i think this is not the muppets, but wow funny.
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0 65. manxman commented 7 years ago on video The Hexakopter

at #11 American intelligence, hahaha like americans have intelligence, what an oxymoron.
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0 66. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Bar or TV

i enjoyed that
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-1 67. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Thumbtack Art

#4 and #8 i think more than 100, anyone want to take a guess? then if we find out we get a prize for the closest answer.
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+7 68. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Awesome chemistry professor

and my smoke alarm goes off when i make toast, is there no fire alarm in this lab?
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0 69. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Things being destroyed

#15 i never used a trap to catch an egg, i always find them laying around in the fridge.
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+2 70. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Underwater Missile Launch

#6 and #12 these are designed to be fired from battleship and cruiser torpedo tubes, so they are cheaper than refitting the ship to launch missiles cos you can still use the tubes for torpedos aswell.
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+1 71. manxman commented 7 years ago on video Tiger tank start up

it may have had an electric starter when new, but they must be hard to find now. the ones in the film kelly's heroes (outside the bank) started electrically.
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-6 72. manxman commented 8 years ago on video Military Jet Landing on an Aircraft Carrier

Its Batlefield 3 Naval Warfare Expansion Pack.
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+2 73. manxman commented 8 years ago on video Help Chain

this is the 'random acts of kindness' theory, what goes around comes around.
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+1 74. manxman commented 8 years ago on video Smart monkey knows how to make a fire

monkeys have tails, this is clearly an ape, some scientist she is.
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+3 75. manxman commented 8 years ago on video 100 Years in 10 Minutes

well that cheered me right up, it can't get any worse.


can it?
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+1 76. manxman commented 8 years ago on video Resilliant Truck Drivers

i think maybe he was taking the rocks upstream to help stop the flood further up, (burst river bank)?
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+1 77. manxman commented 8 years ago on video Tri-Love

if his camera is on the tripod, what did he use to film this?
i wish he only had the one camera.
i got bored, read all the comments, rated some of them and wrote this while the vid was still playing!
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+7 79. manxman commented 8 years ago on video Last Minutes with ODEN

i got an old dog too, hes 14, not looking forward to his last minutes.
very touching video.
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+1 80. manxman commented 8 years ago on video Worlds Tiniest v12

speaking as a mechanic of many years experience, it is running on compressed air or gas as there was no fuel injection or carburettor visible, no fuel tank, no ignition source(fuel injectors or spark plugs) and no exhaust gas visible.
however, what an amazing piece of work, just wish all engines were that simple to work on. i now work on bus engines and they are 6ft long and 1 tonne in weight and usally very dirty.
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0 81. manxman commented 8 years ago on video Stupid People Own Guns Too Video

why would you look down the barrel? it would be dark in there, you would not see anything.
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-1 82. manxman commented 8 years ago on video US Debt Crisis - 2012 is only for America

this vid ends with 'we should all prepare' how? what do we do? i dont live in the states, i live in the uk, will we be ok or what? i'm frightened.
i've seen mad max and post disaster movies and the people who can 'do' or have skills seem to do ok, i'm and mechanic, i think i may do ok.
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+1 83. manxman commented 8 years ago on video Halloween light show 2011

#4 that is a different house, so unless he's moved since that video it aint him.
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-1 84. manxman commented 8 years ago on video Russia car crash compilation 5

i would guess, that there are so many crashes that dash mounted cameras are a neccessary thing to prove blame.
but i cannot work out who has right of way at the junctions, it seems to be 'foot down and hope for the best'
i will not be appliying for a driving license in russia but may apply for a panel beaters job, seems to be plenty of work available!
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+18 85. manxman commented 8 years ago on video Heady duty burnout

only 40% of americans have a passport
but do not look on this as a bad thing.
don't let them spread this kind of lunacy.
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+1 86. manxman commented 8 years ago on video Impressive hammer tricks

Impressive hammer tricks

This German guy knows some awesome hammer tricks. Seems like this is a viral commercial, anybody knows the background?

the background looks like breeze blocks and cement. :P
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+11 87. manxman commented 8 years ago on video Spectacular Time Lapse Dam "Removal" Video

and now you're left with a muddy slippery banked river that very likely stinks.
hopefully now for long though.
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+3 88. manxman commented 8 years ago on video Jahre Viking, the largest ship in the World

its not from top gear, its from jeremy clarksons extreme machines episode 2 shown in 1998.
here are the episode contents:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Clarkson's_Extreme_Machines
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+5 89. manxman commented 8 years ago on video Skilled Pilot

would have been more impressive if he'd landed the nose on the back of a truck like in the original thunderbirds movie
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+1 90. manxman commented 8 years ago on video Charlie Chaplin final speech in "The Great Dictator"

he looks like that german bloke from the second world war.
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+1 91. manxman commented 8 years ago on video Runaway Crane

2. Jabafara 1 day ago

What if he had lowern those stabilizers?

I totally agree, they could have lowered the jack legs and braked the crane that way, certainly i'd have tried it. if i'd have been putting the wood under the wheels i certainly would NOT have kept hold of it! the crane is 35 tonnes, flat fingers? no thanks.
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0 92. manxman commented 8 years ago on video Snatch Wars

This is the best I've seen in a long long time. Very very funny. I keep coming back to watch this.
Now go find the one where the stormtroopers are talking about the deathstar being detroyed like it was a 911 attack, thats funny too. (the video, not 911, that wasn't funny)
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+4 93. manxman commented 8 years ago on video StarWars theme on floppy drives

i remember those, my amiga had one.