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Alternate uses for newspaper, and, uh, Charo discussion

Maister

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Last night junior was working on a chainsaw and was taking the choke assembly apart. Not wanting to get oil all over our back table I barked at him "if you're going to work on that there put some newspapers underneath it!" Then it dawned on me we haven't had a subscription, nor any newspapers delivered to our house in a very long time.

Do you think Charo would have realized this more quickly than I and suggested a different material than newspaper?

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Last night junior was working on a chainsaw and was taking the choke assembly apart. Not wanting to get oil all over our back table I barked at him "if you're going to work on that there put some newspapers underneath it!" Then it dawned on me we haven't had a subscription, nor any newspapers delivered to our house in a very long time.

Do you think Charo would have realized this more quickly than I and suggested a different material than newspaper?
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I, too, have not had a newspaper subscription in many years. But, since I use newspaper to clean glass (it won't leave streaks!), I actually bring home a stack of the local paper that we get at the office. :cool:
 

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I, too, have not had a newspaper subscription in many years. But, since I use newspaper to clean glass (it won't leave streaks!), I actually bring home a stack of the local paper that we get at the office. :cool:
We recently started subscribing to the paper again because my mom is with us and needs something to do. I know it's super expensive, but it keeps her engaged to read.
 

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We use a chimney starter for our Weber grill and yeah, finding newspapers in the house is tough to stuff the bottom of the chimney with - we get newspaper-like circulars in the mailbox but often we just buy the local newspaper every couple of weeks to use
 

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Our office gets a couple papers delivered every day and then after the get read by whoever wants them, they get put in a big box in the kitchen to be used for whatever. I periodically bring a handful of them home with me to use for starting fires.
 

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We use a chimney starter for our Weber grill and yeah, finding newspapers in the house is tough to stuff the bottom of the chimney with - we get newspaper-like circulars in the mailbox but often we just buy the local newspaper every couple of weeks to use
I save the rough cardboard egg containers. They burn well and relatively slow.

Also, save all your clothes dryer lint. It is an amazing fire starter especially if loosely wrapped in a little toilet paper.
 

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We use a chimney starter for our Weber grill and yeah, finding newspapers in the house is tough to stuff the bottom of the chimney with - we get newspaper-like circulars in the mailbox but often we just buy the local newspaper every couple of weeks to use
This is the other thing we use newspaper for. We had newspapers in the magazine rack up until maybe late last year, but those have been gone for months. I actually bought some fire cubes to get charcoal chimneys started. In the past that would have been last months Gazette's job.

Now if Charo wanted to start a fire, she would just use her own hotness.
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Our dryer lint is 95% cat fur....not too sure about that idea.
ewwww...:p

But, also, I use my gas grill with an electric starter. No need for a charcoal chimney.

Ha. :D
 

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My wife actually subscribes to newspapers. It's damn expensive just for her morning routine of coffee and the paper, but it makes her happy, whatever. I spend a lot of money on things that make her happy. I believe Charo would approve.

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