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I just survived a Hawaiian shirt catastrophe

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SteveD_Aus
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SteveD_Aus   4/16/2013 11:35:35 PM
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There's a message in this, but I'll be damned if I can figure it out!

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   4/17/2013 7:43:23 PM
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If you do, please tell me :-)

K1200LT Rider
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K1200LT Rider   4/18/2013 12:37:18 PM
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Maybe something like "Given enough Hawaiian shirts, even an elephant will crumble to the ground."

David Ashton
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David Ashton   4/16/2013 11:52:02 PM
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Confucius he say: he who keep too many old hawaiian shirts get volcano in closet.

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   4/17/2013 7:43:42 PM
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I wish he'd told me that before

Battar
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Battar   4/17/2013 3:17:28 PM
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Look up "Griffith crack length". That'll explain it. Basically, a crack can slowly creep and get longer over an indefinite period, but once it reches a critical length, it sprints all the way to breaking point.

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Max The Magnificent   4/17/2013 7:44:24 PM
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I just wish I'd discarded the old shirts before everything crashed around my ears

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ndancer01   4/17/2013 4:42:01 PM
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Is that a Griffith crack or a Griffin crack? The loud bang was probably caused by too much 'loud' in the closet. Years ago, some professor was talking about implant access to mega-computers, and he asked, "What would happen if we had the equivalent of 100 years of thought in every decision we make?" I replied, "No more Hawaiian shirts?" And yes, I was wearing one at the time.

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SimulinkJocky   4/17/2013 7:39:55 PM
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Clearly he doesn't need to get rid of shirts, he just needs a stronger closet rod to hang them on.

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   4/17/2013 7:45:31 PM
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Nice thought -- but I really do need to get rid of the ones that don't fit (which is 90% these days) -- rather than them sitting in my closet, someone else could be enjoying them (there are some really nice ones)

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Bellhop   4/17/2013 7:56:36 PM
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It happened to me once. It's quite the rumble! I wouldn't be caught dead in a Hawaiian shirt, though. Besides, they only come in sizes too large for me....

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   4/29/2013 7:25:50 PM
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## I wouldn't be caught dead in a Hawaiian shirt... It does take a certain "panache" to carry one off... ## Besides, they only come in sizes too large for me... Now you're just being cruel (grin)

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seaEE   4/18/2013 2:24:17 AM
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When my parents went to Hawaii, they brought me and my three brothers back Hawaiian shirts. I think my sister got a Hawaiian dress. So a few years later when we took the car trip from Seattle to Disneyland, we all were told to bring our Hawaiian shirts so that when us kids were loose in Disneyland, our parents could easily spot us! Yep, a Hawaiian shirt makes a good locating device and does not require a battery. That's the only Hawaiian shirt I've ever owned, but the above photo has me thinking my life may be lacking something... However, what I really think Max the Magnificent needs to do is to piece together some of these seemingly unrelated recent events and find the true meaning in them. So, for example, all the whisks you found in the drawer the other day...and now your Hawaiian shirts come crashing down at night...this is a big hint. Tell Gina the Georgeous you have been analyzing and piecing together these puzzling events and that someone is trying to send you a messsage: whisks+Hawaii="whisk us to Hawaii". Yes, the deeper meaning, hence, is that you deserve a Hawaiian vacation. In fact if you look a little farther back, the ukelele...Hawaii beckons. And there you could give every shirt one last wearing before you donate them to Goodwill, plus you could pick up the newest fashions fresh from the islands as replacements.

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Max The Magnificent   4/29/2013 7:27:29 PM
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Ukulele, whisks, Hawaiian shirts ... OMG, I think you may be on to something here!!!

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fpkeske   4/18/2013 7:33:01 PM
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Just to set things straight, in Hawaii (where I lived for 4 years) Hawaiian shirts are referred to as "Aloha shirts"...

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Max The Magnificent   4/29/2013 7:28:41 PM
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The trouble is that if I went into any store here on the mainland and said "do you have an Aloha shirt?" I would get a funny look ... even funnier than the looks I already get :-)

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Ocelot0   4/18/2013 8:14:51 PM
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Had the same thing happen in two closets (minus the Hawaiian shirts). Definitely wakes you up. In our case, it was structurally unsound closet rod mounting technique from the original builders.

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Max The Magnificent   4/29/2013 7:29:57 PM
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On the bright site -- it's definitely spurred me to action with regard to going through my clothes and giving a bunch of stuff away to the local Goodwill store

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Max The Magnificent   4/29/2013 7:58:05 PM
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It cheers me up in the morning to select the "shirt of the day"... I ordered some from Amazon to carry me through Design West -- there's an example in the following blog: http://eetimes.com/electronics-blogs/other/4412966/Video--Propeller-beanies-put-Design-West-in-a-spin?Ecosystem=microcontroller-mcu

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