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Caption This for 10/01/10

Posted September 30, 2010 4:45 PM

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10/01/2010 8:28 AM

The operator had just read one of Jaxy's blog postings and decided to give it a try:

cr4./blogentry/Yoga-Arm-Balances

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10/01/2010 9:00 AM

Never over extend yourself or your equipment - bad things can happen.

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10/01/2010 10:42 AM

Jake was beginning to understand why Liebherr used a backhoe loader in their Off-Road Tower Climb stunt.

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10/01/2010 10:56 AM

I told you not to climb up there Fatso!

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Re: Caption This for 10/01/10

10/01/2010 1:33 PM

House for sale

Large unique lawn ornament

With sky lights

Cover curb parking

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10/01/2010 3:27 PM

I told you that nothing could remove my magnetic tin foil hat when I am attached to reality.

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10/01/2010 3:53 PM

See reverse side of this chart for load limits in pounds.

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10/01/2010 3:59 PM

Ya don't need a fire hydrant, if your a big yellow dog!

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10/01/2010 4:17 PM

Autobots we have to go now!

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10/01/2010 4:58 PM

The dark, cloudy menacing looking sky should have offered a foreboding that it was going to turn out to end up as being a REALLY BAD DAY.

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10/01/2010 5:04 PM

Viagra for cranes gone wrong.

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10/01/2010 5:53 PM

We should have just used the ladder.

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10/01/2010 6:19 PM

PLEASE LET GO OF MY ARM!!! LETGO MY ARM!!! LEMME GO!! LEMMEGOLEMMEGO WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!!

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10/01/2010 7:29 PM

Next time, Buford, extend the outriggers on the side where the load is, not on the opposite side.

(They're not counterweights.)

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10/01/2010 8:02 PM

Acme Pest Removal Company's advertising slogan -

"If you have rodents, birds, bats, raccoons or squirrels or even insect pest infestation in your attic - don't hestate to call us here at Acme."

"We just won't give up until we rid your valuable home of these potentially destructive, and possibly disease carrying uninvited, and certainly unwelcome guests."

"Also remember our guarantee to you, the home owner - you don't have to pay us one cent until you are totally satisfied that your attic is completely critter free."

"So - remember to call us here at Acme - and remember our motto - 'WE JUST WON"T GIVE UP'''

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10/01/2010 8:49 PM

I haven't heard a "Harrumphhh" yet, so I guess it's my turn for the wrathful scorn of Sue - so here goes - a recently divorced blonde woman who had a bad lawyer during the proceedings attempts to take the house which she feels is rightfully hers.

I'll wait to see how log it'll take for a 'response'.

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10/02/2010 1:13 AM

Oh, harrumph. She wouldn't use that. She'd use this:

Now get that thing off my lawn.

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10/02/2010 6:59 AM

Thank you - cool pic.

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10/03/2010 3:33 AM

Yowza! Just what is that thing, anyway?

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10/03/2010 11:19 AM

That is the Bagger 288, designed to meet all your stripmining needs. While the Wiki article explains it all, the embedded photo isn't that dramatic---better pics are elselwhere on the Internet.

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10/02/2010 9:04 PM

After the incident, involving a large tire crane, rented for a "bungee jump" attraction at a local block party, the owner of Billy's Crane Rental, Bill Hicks, was heard to say "These guys ain't getting their deposit back." The homeowner stated that he "wanted a dormer anyway".

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10/03/2010 2:30 PM

Due to mechaical problems with the outriggers, the lifting job got off on the wrong foot.

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08/02/2011 12:33 PM

Looks like its something engineered by Monty Python in that picture

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10/05/2010 10:55 AM

Though tipping is still encouraged, the cost of hiring a crane operator is "through the roof".

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10/09/2010 10:06 AM

When I was at school they taught me all this crap about Centre of Gravity.........I never could get the gist of of it!!!

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10/24/2010 10:23 PM

A man has got to know his limitations.

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10/26/2010 9:24 AM

Oh! Bugga!

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