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Caption This for 7/5/2019

Posted July 05, 2019 4:45 PM by lmno24

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07/05/2019 4:55 PM

The boss asked me to pick up his kid's birthday present. He'll get a real kick out of this!

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07/06/2019 4:58 AM

....... then when we get it to the customer's site we sprinkle it with the cake that Alice patented and it grows back to normal size.

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07/06/2019 8:57 AM

Never buy anything from eBay just based on a photo ...

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07/07/2019 1:57 PM

And here we have a baby dump truck being deleivered.... below, we see a baby excavator hatching in the wild... and that Timmy, is how construction equipment is made...

warning, explicit and adult theme,.... parental guidance required.

how construction equipment is made...

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07/05/2019 5:15 PM

Go ahead and laugh, but I'm getting $5 a mile!

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07/05/2019 6:51 PM

And inside of that is a Tonka truck...and then a Matchbox toy.

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07/05/2019 8:07 PM

Busyness is on the move, customers are rather small at the moment, but we are looking forward to bigger things in the future.

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07/05/2019 8:25 PM

...dump truck will be delivered to your jobsite or business by 3rd party flatbread heavy equipment delivery service. ...

..damn you craggs list!

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07/05/2019 8:50 PM

We don't need that, we've got the mini backhoe.

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07/05/2019 11:43 PM

Somehow we have to solve the weight problem of the battery pack for transport!

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07/06/2019 5:20 AM

That's my Russian doll set, missing the middle six pieces

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07/06/2019 6:08 AM

Wow! That's the biggest flatbed truck I've ever seen.

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07/06/2019 9:31 AM

Another purchasing snafu.

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07/06/2019 3:29 PM

Ned found his shrink ray to be exceptionally directional.

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07/06/2019 8:12 PM

Sometimes the conversion between metric and imperial just doesn't work out right.

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07/07/2019 8:41 AM

Honey, I shrunk the ...

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07/08/2019 4:34 AM

"Size is not important".

[Er, um, it is if one wants the wallpaper to stay on the wall .]

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07/08/2019 9:01 AM

This picture reminds me of driving home on Wednesday afternoons when I worked in Oak Ridge (link added for those who didn't grow up in the shadow of the Manhattan Project). I was on the same schedule as the nuclear waste transport flatbed -- a great huge flatbed with a teensy canister of wasted strapped down in the middle, probably headed to the disposal site in SC.

That transport always struck me as odd. Why not a covered semi? Why all of the distance between driver and canister?

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07/08/2019 9:19 AM

That canister was radioactive and usually had a high density so its small size was deceptive regarding its actual weight. The distance from the driver was important to limit the amount of accumulated ionizing radiation dosage received during the transportation. Compared to the driver, bystanders and others would receive a much smaller dosage because they were only exposed for a few seconds to a minute or so. With an uncovered semi the canister could be side-loaded by a fork lift or top-loaded by a crane, and unloaded in a similar manner--important again to limit dosage/exposure to others doing the work.

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07/08/2019 10:23 AM

Some lucky kid out there has a truck driver for a dad.

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07/08/2019 10:38 AM

The dump truck is needed to unload the sand from the first trailer in the convoy!

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07/08/2019 12:19 PM

And now you know where Toyota pick ups come from.

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07/08/2019 6:00 PM

Miss one payment.........

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07/09/2019 5:29 PM

Dang IT! I told them "DO NOT WASH THIS VEHICLE IN HOT WATER!!!

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