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      HalfCentury Man
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      It turns out that getting a bucket of Tar is a lot more difficult these days with our current environmental protections. But we do have many fine alternatives to traditional supplies. I like the Henry 201 Fibered Black Asphalt Roof Coating (Menards $49.00) and the 3knot Roof brush (M, $9.82). We don’t need to heat the tar up with 201, so any Bonfires are purely decretive (tradition and stuff).

      Split log fence rails also pose similar problems in our current world. Due to their popularity as “rustic” décor they tend to be shorter, narrower, and pricey. But we can get a 4 inch by 4in compressed wooden timber twelve feet long for around $30-$39 dollars at Manards as well (prices vary according to wood type, I saw none described as “splintery” so we may have to do some surface work beforehand). Upon further reflection as I write this, I’m not sure we can get nine men evenly spaced on a twelve foot rail (four load bearers on the ends and one super wide in the middle). We may need to go to sixteen feet. Which are also available.

      Bulk feathers turn out to be surprisingly expensive. I did find some Earth tone turkey feathers on Etsy for $33.40 per pound. If we get 40 lbs, that is $1,336.00. Thirty pounds is still over a thousand dollars. I don’t know if thirty pounds is enough to get an even coating over his entire body (that’s a LOT of flabby skin to cover), we certainly won’t get a thick luxurious plumage that is so richly deserved.

      Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

      John F. Kennedy: 13 March 1962.

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      mrdmk
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      Just one question, who is the guest of honor?

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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      HalfCentury Man
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      Maybe Barr

       

      Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

      John F. Kennedy: 13 March 1962.

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      Bernie Boomer
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      goose down/feathers at a better price. Bulk bag, 10 lbs, for $100.

      I suspect it doesn’t take too much for sufficient coverage; they’re really more decorative . . .

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      Fasttense
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      They are pretty easy to come by. But since I live on a farm and have a huge compost pile, I can bring a lot.

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