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Dang cold froze my gas grill

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I purchased a T-Bone steak (yellow tag sale) for my son and I for lunch. He went out to grill it and said the grill wasn’t working. The cylinder was full. I got a hair dryer and heated up the regulator and valve a little. After a couple of seconds we had a full flame and were on our way to a delicious T-Bone lunch.  DISCLAIMER – Please consider that this was applying heat to a canister of flammable gas. Use at your own risk.

Remember mood rings?

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During the 1970’s Mood rings were a huge craze.

In 1975, two inventors started making rings with a crystal that changes color with temperature. Supposedly you could tell the mood of the person by looking at the color of their ring. It beat “What’s your sign?” to a certain degree as a conversation starter.  They made great Christmas and Birthday gifts.

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1960’s television)

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One of the iconic television shows I grew up with was “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea”. I even had a Seaview bathtub toy.

The show featured a futuristic submarine, The Seaview, that had nuclear missiles, a flying sub, anti air missiles, a mini sub, a diving bell. In addition there was always something or someone trying to destroy the world or at least the Seaview. 

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