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  • wngr123 wngr123 Dec 1, 2012 8:26 PM Flag

    OT: The Best Engineers on the Planet

    This year I decided to put our outside Christmas lights up in phases. Today, once again, I fought the lights and the lights won.

    Over the course of my career, I met and worked with some of the best technical minds in the country. But today, I have come face to face with the very best and brightest engineers in the world.

    The experts at Holiday Bright Lights have planned obsolescence down to a breath taking level. There is no string of lights that will last longer than one season....ever. I suspect that they have developed a secret copper alloy for the wires previously unknown that will self destruct at a molecular level every June. Surely, they have gathered some of the NASA scientists and engineers from the downsized space program to design their lights.

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    • Funny note! I have found that mine will only light and go to the tree in freezing, blowing temperatures. Or maybe that is just my planning............

    • I fullly that the CHRISTmas light gremlins will have had their way with mine as well. I will find out today. I suspect also that the gremlins KNOW that, just in case the consumer purchases more lights, that the lights that were to be replaced (in case they don't work), will, of course, work just fine. I also suspect that any NEW lights that I have purchased will be gremlin-affected too.

      The weather is supposed to be nice later today which will make getting up on the roofs more tolerable. Time will tell!

      Sentiment: Buy

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