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by bananabobs
Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: A new low
Replies: 29
Views: 6137

I'll jump in ahead of Craig only to say, that it's possible to do the right thing in the wrong way -- that is, perhaps, for the wrong reason, or with the wrong advice -- and potentially do more harm than good. Isn't it? I mean, can you imagine such a scenario? SDR Yes I can imagine that very well. ...
by bananabobs
Sun Jul 10, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: A new low
Replies: 29
Views: 6137

Craig Please explain how ABC should have done this then, you are very critical so you must have an alternative method. Well I learned a couple of things here today, the most important thing is never do anything nice for someone because, there are people, especially blind advocates, that will shred y...
by bananabobs
Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: A new low
Replies: 29
Views: 6137

I was just kidding about the Sears grill, I swear by my Weber kettle and I have a 8 foot homemade portable grill that I use at the Church or big functions, I am known as the Decon of BBQ. The new place has a built in Wolf... ahh...its too nice to call a BBQ so grill? It looks cool but will take some...
by bananabobs
Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: A new low
Replies: 29
Views: 6137

If the banana wrap fish sounds good, here is the other entree from my buddy Sabu the Coconut boy over at TiKi Central Sabu's Spicy Coconut Chicken Skewers 1/2 cup apricot jam 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 1/2 cup canned coconut milk 1/4 cup fresh orange juice 2 tablespoons curry powder 1/4 heaping teaspoon ...
by bananabobs
Sun Jul 10, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: A new low
Replies: 29
Views: 6137

Bender, My back yard looks like Gilligan's island. My hobby is tropical plants, rare Palm trees, bamboo and my prized banana trees. (and TiKis) My wife once refered to me as banana bob and it stuck. ( my name is Steve, but that does not rhyme) I have my eye on an 1 acre house here in T.O. so I can e...
by bananabobs
Sun Jul 10, 2005 7:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: A new low
Replies: 29
Views: 6137

crass American consumerism I agree, like back in the early 60's when that Eichler guy started tearing up hillsides with those cookie-cutter homes, dang they all looked alike, and everyone had to have a TV and a sky blue Ford and, poodle skirts listening to records... we could go on and on here! Usu...
by bananabobs
Sat Jul 09, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: A new low
Replies: 29
Views: 6137

(I "get" to tell it, because I'm gay. You "get" to tell contractor jokes, banana jokes -- whatever.) Ah ha. I was concerned that you were knocking gays...I wouldn't like that. Do I asuume, Bender is a reference to gender? Am I the only one that did'nt figure that out? As usual? Banana jokes? Naw, d...
by bananabobs
Sat Jul 09, 2005 6:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Painting Concrete Floors
Replies: 19
Views: 7373

by bananabobs
Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: A new low
Replies: 29
Views: 6137

Thanks for the clarification; what is the gay quote about? The contractor started out to profit from the show but ended up throwing in so much more that I am sure they were upside down by the end. Would I? Tough question, I am a small builder/contractor and would probably not fit their profile. I co...
by bananabobs
Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Painting Concrete Floors
Replies: 19
Views: 7373

I am so hot to build a concrete counter and sink, were your countertops cast in place or cast upside down and then installed? I got the book from Fu-Tung Cheng , Concrete Countertops Tauton http://www.concreteexchange.com/index.jsp but have not found a client brave enough to try it out on. How do th...
by bananabobs
Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: A new low
Replies: 29
Views: 6137

I don't understand the Ty bashing here. Sears and big corporate builders are reaching deep into their pockets and blessing people in a big way. Yeah it is good TV and they get ratings as well as ad $ but they are going way beyond that. I know a Contractor who did one of the shows; he said it was a r...
by bananabobs
Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Happy (belated) Birthday to...
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

by bananabobs
Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Painting Concrete Floors
Replies: 19
Views: 7373

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by bananabobs
Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: 77 Comic Strip
Replies: 34
Views: 10561

The township marker on the Ventura Freeway says
Thousand Oaks, CA
Population 115,260

Hey with that many people, we are allowed to have 1 nutcase! (now I am not gonna name names)
by bananabobs
Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Ode to Summer (or LA Kevin at the Bat)
Replies: 16
Views: 4207

I am honored to have my own card, should I be?
by bananabobs
Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: SoCal MCM / P&B Familiar Certified Home Inspectors
Replies: 10
Views: 2972

Stuart is a excellent inspector, past president of CREIA. You were wise to get the additional inspections, $1000 is cheap insurance. Termite is always seperate, the slab specialist was probably refered by Stuart, and a drain inspection on older homes is a good idea, you don't have a septic tank in 1...
by bananabobs
Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: SoCal MCM / P&B Familiar Certified Home Inspectors
Replies: 10
Views: 2972

I apologize; I have a propensity to explain the workings of a Timex when asked the time.
by bananabobs
Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: SoCal MCM / P&B Familiar Certified Home Inspectors
Replies: 10
Views: 2972

I am afraid that if I answer that straight up, I will get banned here so let me explain. A Property Inspector is limited in their inspection to the structure’s systems; plumbing, electrical, HVAC and then they make observations regarding the roof, framing, exterior and interior finishes and any sa...
by bananabobs
Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: SoCal MCM / P&B Familiar Certified Home Inspectors
Replies: 10
Views: 2972

A "Certified" Inspector is a misnomer, CREIA (California Real Estate Inspection Association) has a “certifiedâ€￾ status for members that have tested and qualified. There is no licensed or certification in California for Property Inspectors. I would recommend a CREIA inspector as they have to jump ...
by bananabobs
Thu Jun 09, 2005 4:43 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: man asking directions (crossing the valley)
Replies: 10
Views: 1778

It all depends on the time of day...I really hate the 210 from Pasadena to the 118, I have been stuck back there too many times. It you are so inclined to go 118, I would go 134 to the 170 to the 5 to the 118. I also would not go the 23 to the 126, Balcom cyn is a tough road I would go over the 5 to...
by bananabobs
Sat May 28, 2005 7:21 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Inexpensive solar power
Replies: 32
Views: 14391

That's why I personally think it's up to individuals, communities, and states to address these matters. Individuals can make using solar power a priority, and they can choose what kind of car to drive (and if it runs on diesel, they can choose to get it converted to biodiesel), they can buy food at...
by bananabobs
Mon May 09, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Inexpensive solar power
Replies: 32
Views: 14391

I recall getting a 5-cent ice cream cone at the Thrifty Drug at Ventura Blvd. and Topanga Cyn. Blvd in 1966, I was 11. Its like it happened yesterday, a fellow had a card table set up and he was gathering petitions to have the internal combustion engine declared illegal. He was ranting like a prophe...
by bananabobs
Mon May 09, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Inexpensive solar power
Replies: 32
Views: 14391

At todays price, with California's rebates, it would take me 19.3 years to break even. IF, there were no more costs like repairs. (like all those solar water heaters that lasted 9-10 years and fell apart) Good for the planet? Yes Affordable? No. I think we are headed in the right direction but we ar...
by bananabobs
Wed May 04, 2005 8:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: OT spam spam spam spam on SMOKING
Replies: 17
Views: 3465

My favorite myth is throw birdseed at weddings, because if you throw rice, the birds will eat too much and when the rice expands, they blow up! Jeff Foxworthy says, "Hell I'd pay money to see that!"
by bananabobs
Sun May 01, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Phillips 66 Muffler Man in Fort Dodge, Iowa
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

That figure is also on Sherman Way just east of Van Nuys Blvd. It has held a number of things over the years, I recall a large golf club.
by bananabobs
Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: A+D Museum seeks paid multicultural intern
Replies: 3
Views: 1440

A + D = Architecture and Design I guess it's the Getty's money and they can choose how best to give it away. Cmon, did I make you smile at all? :lol: A&D museum? Vitamins A&D...Milk? Nothing? African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander descent Candidates m...
by bananabobs
Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: A+D Museum seeks paid multicultural intern
Replies: 3
Views: 1440

A & D museum? Are we talking milk here? The successful intern candidate will receive a gross salary of $3,500 for a full-time position for a consecutive ten-week period What college student would work for $8.75 per hour? And have all those qualifications? The internship opportunities are intend...
by bananabobs
Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Who Sells Vintage Looking Jeans?
Replies: 14
Views: 6666

Me? The only pants I wear are Sears "Dad'n'lad" Stretch jeans, 40% polyester, never iron! (lately I taken to ordering the "Full fit" size, gives me a little extra room in the aft, if you know what I mean) The "denim look" color never fades and the snaps never rust.
by bananabobs
Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:03 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Here in Van Nuys
Replies: 9
Views: 2394


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