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paul.fr

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« on: 13/05/2007 22:36:27 »
You know the sort, those you have on your telephone. Why is it impossible to get a kink out of the cable, no matter how had you try?

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« Reply #1 on: 14/05/2007 10:35:32 »
So that's where Ray Davies goes to write songs!  [:o]
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« Reply #2 on: 14/05/2007 10:39:53 »
You reall got me there, Doc. If you can also provide an answer i would be thankfull, all day and all of the night.  [;D]

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« Reply #3 on: 14/05/2007 10:48:51 »
If you put the phone down exactly as you picked it up there would be no kinks.
Problem is that you pick it up in one hand, then transfer it to the other - this can produce one full rotation of the handset every phone call.
It's so hard to decide which way it has kinked that any attempt to undo it can make it worse even on a Sunny Sunday afternoon.

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« Reply #4 on: 14/05/2007 10:55:18 »
Thank you sophie, i was getting tired of waiting for you to reply. But, i knew it would be within 100 minutes


I love the kinks!

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« Reply #5 on: 14/05/2007 11:03:08 »
Lola and behold - Sophie has explained it!
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« Reply #6 on: 14/05/2007 11:05:01 »
Yes, she is reall in the spotlight now!

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« Reply #7 on: 14/05/2007 11:11:16 »
OK, which song is this...

R.I.P.  [:o)]

(Yeah, easy)
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« Reply #8 on: 14/05/2007 11:30:29 »
OK, which song is this...

R.I.P.  [:o)]

(Yeah, easy)

well Mr pleasent, if thas by te kinks....i have no idea  [V]

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« Reply #9 on: 14/05/2007 13:01:22 »
By Dave Davies, actually
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« Reply #10 on: 14/05/2007 13:47:00 »
I find it's earier to get the kinks (and other 60's groups) out of the curly cables if you unplug the phone from the end first
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« Reply #11 on: 14/05/2007 15:06:32 »
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Thank you sophie, i was getting tired of waiting for you to reply. But, i knew it would be within 100 minutes
Are you gettin at me?

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« Reply #12 on: 14/05/2007 20:07:03 »
Perhaps, we should discuss this face to face. Then you could come dancing!

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« Reply #13 on: 14/05/2007 20:21:37 »
I find it's earier to get the kinks (and other 60's groups) out of the curly cables if you unplug the phone from the end first

I don't get that drastic - I just let the phone receiver drop, leave it dangling i the air while it unwinds all the kinks, pick it up and replace it.

Only slight problem is that as often as not by the time this has finished, BT has sent all sorts of wailing sounds down the phone line to let me know the phone receiver is off the hook.

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« Reply #14 on: 14/05/2007 20:33:05 »
I do the same thing.  Depends, though, in case your receiver cable is longer than your arm [:)].  The problem I have is when the cable has got so badly twisted that it has started twisting the other way!!
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« Reply #15 on: 14/05/2007 22:35:05 »
I would also like to ask, why it is impossible to untangle a slinky??
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« Reply #16 on: 14/05/2007 22:36:47 »
Now i look more stupid than normal! Whats a slinky?

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« Reply #17 on: 14/05/2007 22:38:55 »
Hang on. Me will show you a picture!
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« Reply #18 on: 14/05/2007 22:40:31 »








Ya know!! The things that crawls down stairs!
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« Reply #19 on: 14/05/2007 22:42:27 »
Ah, so i do look stupid. Never knew thats what they were called!

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« Reply #20 on: 14/05/2007 22:44:55 »
What did you think they were called? [;)]
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« Reply #21 on: 14/05/2007 22:45:39 »
And Paul, you're not stupid [;)] I mean.. Theres tons more to know out there in this world than a typical stupid slinky which gets tangled and doesn't actually crawl down some stairs unless you buy some really expensive big good ones! Those pink plastic ones are useless.
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« Reply #22 on: 14/05/2007 22:47:13 »
"springy things" i need to get out more.

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« Reply #23 on: 14/05/2007 22:48:13 »
LOL.. No you don't. It's all OUT of fashion and its a NO-cool thing now. LOL!
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« Reply #24 on: 15/05/2007 00:11:53 »
seany slinkies are capable of being tangle free again, but they never work right after that and you have to be really determined to fix it!

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« Reply #25 on: 15/05/2007 06:17:52 »
NO.1= Go to radio shack or local electronic or telephone parts store .. for me Radio Shack and buy a $3.00 telephone cord swivel get two one for phone jack and one for hand set! Tangle free Handset phone chord! lOL

No.2= Next Slinkies are great and easy to untangle if you know how to do it! YSeany is right the cheap plastic ones stink. I sent a friend a couple slinkies for Christmas as I loved them.. you must work your way down one coil at a time and Voila! Untangled! LOL I have always been a slinky Girl and the stairs are great fun if you know how to slink! LOL

The metal ones rock! And they can be quit fun if you practice!

Mine work great after untangling.. I have been a loyal slinky kid since me was about three years old! LOL


They are great!

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« Reply #26 on: 15/05/2007 10:00:44 »
LOL.. No you don't. It's all OUT of fashion and its a NO-cool thing now. LOL!

He's obviously not a dedicated follower of fashion  [:D]
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« Reply #27 on: 15/05/2007 10:08:54 »
LOL.. No you don't. It's all OUT of fashion and its a NO-cool thing now. LOL!

He's obviously not a dedicated follower of fashion  [:D]

No. but he will move on to, better things!  [^]

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« Reply #28 on: 05/02/2008 18:38:24 »
i've done a fai few curly wurly cables in my time.


Just thought i'd share that.

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« Reply #29 on: 06/02/2008 06:54:07 »
For a long time I have thought that phone cables were curled so it would prevent kinks and tangles.

Slinky's rock though.


Some people are like slinkys... not really good for anything but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.

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« Reply #30 on: 06/02/2008 22:43:49 »
For a long time I have thought that phone cables were curled so it would prevent kinks and tangles.

Slinky's rock though.


Some people are like slinkys... not really good for anything but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.

I like that.