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    It smelled so good when closing it. Don't overfill, it will burn hell out of your leg.

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    okaaaay... and your point is???


    Are we just reminissssssing of days past?

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    Everyone in the Army had one. Even if you didn't smoke. It made a good light to unlock your wall locker if you came in after lights out.

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    Bob, can't a guy bs around here? Is this going to be another pick on Roy week? I thought I had something to add to the threads. You old coot! Roy

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    And there's something about the sound of it closing. Nothing else sounds quite like it.
    Never knock on Death's door. Ring the bell and run, he hates that.

    Views expressed here are my own and not neccessarily those of any company I am affiliated with.

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    they are cool

    Think I still have a couple in a dresser drawer.

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    Hey rob

    Are you off work today, cause of the storm?

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    Most of mine said U.S.S something or another on them.....

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    I had one for 1 day........

    your right about overfilling it. I threw it out the window.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    Snap it open and spin the sparker wheel all in one motion...cool.
    Little yellow plastic holders for the spare flints.
    Relacement wicks.

    You could write your name on a ceiling by holding the flame about 2 inches below it and let the soot rise for the "ink"

    Jimi Hendrix had a different use for the lighter fluid, anybody know?
    Edited by powerhead on more than one occasion

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    Zippo sponsors an annual vintage car race at Watkins Glen race course near Corning N.Y. Zippo has a '47 Chrysler lighter car which is a replica of the vehicle that represented Zippo in parades,expos and fairs in all 48 states during the late 1940's and early 1950's. It has simulated flames coming out the tops of the lighter as they zoom around the track at intermission.
    There's also a Zippo Visitors Centre located in Pennsylvania that opened in 1997....it's got every lighter on display that Zippo ever produced.
    ....all this from a guy that doesn't smoke...
    If every a...... could do this,I wouldn't have a job...

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    I used to collect them. From the age of 16 till I was probably 28 I bought one every few weeks or so. I have several friends from differnt places that would bring them back to me. One buddy was a commander in the Merchant Marines and traveled the world and would always bring one back for me. I have them in the closet in a box. Then last time I went through them I had around 150 of them, all different. Thanks Roy, now I'll have to get them out again.

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    lots of liquid sunshine

    Originally posted by oroy54
    Are you off work today, cause of the storm?
    Enjoying the rain out. Gives me time to some stock research and chase the HOT WIFE around the house!

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