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tough guy poetry and manly stories of loneliness
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August 27, 2009

stultified by a search engine

The smile of a made for television repair manual
Sean and I thought we’d try to put new shoes on the rear drums. It’s a dually. First tool we used was a chainsaw to block up enough boards to keep the truck off the ground. Then using two bottle jacks we raised it and pulled the tires.

“I seen that in a junkyard,” I said of the wet rusty sealed steel drum we had exposed.

“I have no idea how to do this,” Sean admitted. He was my only hope.

“Should we look on the Internet?” I asked.

He turned the only visible bolt and a thick dirty fluid was oozing under pressure from the threads like it was wounded.

“Maybe we should,” he said.

Which broke our spirit. That information superhighway just left nothing to the imagination. Color pictures. An embedded video. Tools I didn’t own and had never seen. Perhaps if we’d just unscrewed everything and were left with no choice but to put it back together we could have prevailed, but the knowledge Google revealed crippled us.


  1. what about cutting your nose off?

    Comment by don lawn — August 28, 2009 @ 7:07 am

  2. Did you fix it yet? I’m free if you need help. I have an industrial drum brake tool kit.

    Comment by jhase — August 28, 2009 @ 11:17 am

  3. fuck you

    Comment by donny laundry — August 28, 2009 @ 6:07 pm

  4. perhaps that didn’t translate.

    i meant fuck you, smarty pants.

    Comment by don lawn — August 28, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

  5. you’ve been flagged for jealousy donny.

    Comment by Rolston — August 28, 2009 @ 11:04 pm

  6. and i did cut my nose trying to jack the truck up, my hand slipped and I slammed my nose into some sharp metal edge under the truck. i have it taped together today.

    Comment by Rolston — August 28, 2009 @ 11:05 pm

  7. flag you.

    Comment by donny laundry — August 29, 2009 @ 8:52 am

  8. It looks like you used a stack of books to hold the car up

    Comment by Lyle_S — August 31, 2009 @ 5:49 pm

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