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(The Sun)   Harry Cox's 108-year-old vacuum cleaner still sucks. The Sun is there (w/pics)   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 66
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2012-03-01 11:06:15 PM  
But does it suck Harry Cox?
 
2012-03-02 06:07:20 AM  
Oh boy! what a beauty!
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Yes I am an engineer, why do you ask?
 
2012-03-02 06:10:06 AM  
Something, something, something, subby's mum, something, something.

/oblig
//lazy
 
2012-03-02 06:11:20 AM  

johnsoninca: But does it suck Harry Cox?


He tried it once but it wasn't the same.
 
HBK
2012-03-02 06:11:26 AM  
If the vacuum cleaner is a "American Sturtevant vacuum cleaner," then why did the Sun call it a "Hoover?"

Is that slang in the UK, or sloppy journalism or both?
 
HBK
2012-03-02 06:14:01 AM  
encrypted-tbn2.google.com

/his brother?
 
2012-03-02 06:15:09 AM  

HBK: If the vacuum cleaner is a "American Sturtevant vacuum cleaner," then why did the Sun call it a "Hoover?"

Is that slang in the UK, or sloppy journalism or both?


I think "hoover" is sometimes used to refer to any vacuum cleaner.
The fact that they didn't capitalize the word is a clue to their intended usage.
 
2012-03-02 06:21:15 AM  
Makes me sick to think we're loading up landfills with Chinese crap that wouldn't last 1/100th as long. Fark the farking farkers.
 
2012-03-02 06:25:41 AM  

HBK: If the vacuum cleaner is a "American Sturtevant vacuum cleaner," then why did the Sun call it a "Hoover?"

Is that slang in the UK, or sloppy journalism or both?


Here's some facial tissue for you to cry into.
 
HBK
2012-03-02 06:32:48 AM  

Crudbucket: HBK: If the vacuum cleaner is a "American Sturtevant vacuum cleaner," then why did the Sun call it a "Hoover?"

Is that slang in the UK, or sloppy journalism or both?

Here's some facial tissue for you to cry into.


I guess it's like Coke/pop/soda. People I know call it a vacuum.
 
2012-03-02 06:35:41 AM  
It certainly does suck...

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2012-03-02 06:39:18 AM  
That must have been a fun name at school
 
2012-03-02 06:41:36 AM  

Nick Nostril: Makes me sick to think we're loading up landfills with Chinese crap that wouldn't last 1/100th as long. Fark the farking farkers.


agree.
"planned obsolescence" is a thing that we overlook, but it is farking humanity big time in the long run. And it is not only chinese crap, this started long before the chinese where on the industrial map.
The last product I know who weren't designed to fail came from the GDR, sadly the east-germans had only poor raw materials to begin with, so those aren't so great.
And it's not going away, because our economic system based on unlimited growth (on a limited planet!) need us to buy alway new stuff.
Enjoy a planet full of trash and devoid of usable resource, future generations!
 
2012-03-02 06:42:32 AM  

HBK: If the vacuum cleaner is a "American Sturtevant vacuum cleaner," then why did the Sun call it a "Hoover?"

Is that slang in the UK, or sloppy journalism or both?


It's not really slang, it's where a brand becomes so large and associated with a product that the brand name replaces the product name.

...like people who say tannoy when they mean public address system!

www.dvdtalk.com

/i love photos
 
2012-03-02 06:44:17 AM  
Harry Cox! Almost as popular as TV's child star Chubby Cox!
 
2012-03-02 06:46:11 AM  

HBK: [encrypted-tbn2.google.com image 264x191]

/his brother?


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2012-03-02 06:48:19 AM  

Nick Nostril: Makes me sick to think we're loading up landfills with Chinese crap that wouldn't last 1/100th as long. Fark the farking farkers.


Meh we had a $700 Kirby for about ten years and it clunked out.While this $120 Bissell is still going strong.
/Hope i just didn't jinx this bissell
 
2012-03-02 06:52:53 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Nick Nostril: Makes me sick to think we're loading up landfills with Chinese crap that wouldn't last 1/100th as long. Fark the farking farkers.

Meh we had a $700 Kirby for about ten years and it clunked out.While this $120 Bissell is still going strong.
/Hope i just didn't jinx this bissell


BTW the Bissell is 4 years old
 
2012-03-02 07:02:42 AM  
www.israellycool.com
He has a wife, you know

You know what she's called? She's called... 'Incontinentia'. Incontinentia Buttocks
 
2012-03-02 07:02:46 AM  
I see a whole new genre for hipsters here (gathering from the subject's appearance). Eating garbage, old and busted. Using 100 year-old appliances - new hotness!
 
2012-03-02 07:03:25 AM  

Gawdzila: HBK: If the vacuum cleaner is a "American Sturtevant vacuum cleaner," then why did the Sun call it a "Hoover?"

Is that slang in the UK, or sloppy journalism or both?

I think "hoover" is sometimes used to refer to any vacuum cleaner.
The fact that they didn't capitalize the word is a clue to their intended usage.


This.

/works with a brit who talks about having to "do the hoovering" at home.
 
2012-03-02 07:14:36 AM  

HBK: If the vacuum cleaner is a "American Sturtevant vacuum cleaner," then why did the Sun call it a "Hoover?"

Is that slang in the UK, or sloppy journalism or both?


It's very common to refer to a vacuum cleaner as a hoover in the UK. They even use the word as a verb.
 
2012-03-02 07:32:18 AM  

On-Off: Nick Nostril: Makes me sick to think we're loading up landfills with Chinese crap that wouldn't last 1/100th as long. Fark the farking farkers.

agree.
"planned obsolescence" is a thing that we overlook, but it is farking humanity big time in the long run. And it is not only chinese crap, this started long before the chinese where on the industrial map.
The last product I know who weren't designed to fail came from the GDR, sadly the east-germans had only poor raw materials to begin with, so those aren't so great.
And it's not going away, because our economic system based on unlimited growth (on a limited planet!) need us to buy alway new stuff.
Enjoy a planet full of trash and devoid of usable resource, future generations!


So maybe I'm way off base here, but wouldn't the landfill just become the new mine?
 
2012-03-02 07:38:38 AM  
Subby - that's a HORRIBLE thing to say about Harry's mom!
 
2012-03-02 07:45:38 AM  

rosonowski: So maybe I'm way off base here, but wouldn't the landfill just become the new mine?


well, a "mine" filled with thousands of different materials bonded together...
Really difficult and energetically wasteful to sort them out, especially plastics.
That's why we don't recycle.
We export electronic crap to poor people country, where they burn the plastic to save the metal. All the oil that was in the plastic is lost forever and go to pollute the air.
 
2012-03-02 08:03:19 AM  

Nick Nostril: Makes me sick to think we're loading up landfills with Chinese crap that wouldn't last 1/100th as long. Fark the farking farkers.


Way to sh*t on a potential BJ thread. Have some coffee and get back to us.

/penis
 
2012-03-02 08:12:25 AM  

HBK: If the vacuum cleaner is a "American Sturtevant vacuum cleaner," then why did the Sun call it a "Hoover?"

Is that slang in the UK, or sloppy journalism or both?


yes.

Like in some states in the US, all sodas are 'coke' regardless of brand/flavour
 
2012-03-02 08:13:44 AM  

On-Off: All the oil that was in the plastic is lost forever


Under the well-known non-conservation of mass theory, which is what keeps our perpetual-motion machines running. So, what again is your problem?
 
2012-03-02 08:13:55 AM  
i257.photobucket.com
Impressed !
 
2012-03-02 08:27:09 AM  
Thought for sure Gene Masseth would show up in this thread.
 
2012-03-02 08:28:31 AM  

lizaardvark: On-Off: All the oil that was in the plastic is lost forever

Under the well-known non-conservation of mass theory, which is what keeps our perpetual-motion machines running. So, what again is your problem?


arf!
sure, you kind of have a point, what i wrote wasn't scientifically acurate. Nothing is lost forever in a combustion, exept the energy.
Maybe we will someday have the technology and the enormous energy needed to recycle all this crap.
We can actualy make gold out of lead, exept it's thousands time more costly as out of gold ore.
Or maybe we leave the whole planet and go mess aroud with supe-sexy tentacular beeings of Orion-Persei-8
I for myself think don't wasting resource to build crap is a better plan.
 
2012-03-02 08:36:10 AM  
Nature abhors it.
 
2012-03-02 08:41:49 AM  
i had a carpet sweeper from the 1920's which was push powered. when i wanted to get hoovered i had to, you know, do it by hand.
 
2012-03-02 08:57:39 AM  
We have a Kirby, that's at least 60 years old - still works, and still use it. It weighs as much as a 1970's Buick.
 
2012-03-02 09:03:22 AM  
Harry Cox
Time for some manscaping.
 
2012-03-02 09:03:26 AM  
I'm curious if it has the original motor - I doubt it though.
 
2012-03-02 09:04:00 AM  

On-Off: sure, you kind of have a point, what i wrote wasn't scientifically acurate. Nothing is lost forever in a combustion, exept the energy.


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2012-03-02 09:15:10 AM  
OK, so we have one article with Harry Cox and another with a formerly overweight woman named Marie Eaton. What's next? Drew P. Balls? Eaton Twats?
 
2012-03-02 09:25:55 AM  
Wouldn't naming you child "Harry Cox" constituent child abuse?
 
2012-03-02 09:27:19 AM  
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/oblig
 
2012-03-02 09:43:00 AM  
Came for Dick Assman. Felt very weird typing that, leaving confused.
 
2012-03-02 09:43:47 AM  
I have a 2001 Kirby that I bought used. It is heavy as hell and you need a PhD in Kirbyology to figure out how to use the attachments. But I can get parts for it and fix it myself if I have to. The biggest pain is that I have to order bags online because all of the local stores closed.
 
2012-03-02 09:44:54 AM  
"She's gone from suck to blow!"

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2012-03-02 09:45:13 AM  
I picked up a Miele recently. I'm hoping for a good 40 years out of it. It's quiet so I don't need to vacuum with ear plugs, I can hear music over it when it's on low, and it doesn't freak out the cats two rooms away.
I've thrown out three crapvacs from Wally World over the last ten years, and they were all loud and didn't work well. They were cheap and disposable, and not worth what I paid for them; things started breaking on them right away.
 
2012-03-02 09:57:46 AM  
Penis.
 
2012-03-02 10:08:07 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: I picked up a Miele recently. I'm hoping for a good 40 years out of it. It's quiet so I don't need to vacuum with ear plugs, I can hear music over it when it's on low, and it doesn't freak out the cats two rooms away.
I've thrown out three crapvacs from Wally World over the last ten years, and they were all loud and didn't work well. They were cheap and disposable, and not worth what I paid for them; things started breaking on them right away.


I work part-time for a residential and commercial cleaning company and I have to give the Miele a HUGE endorsement. We have had it for 3 years and it gets used about 5 hours a day 3-5 days a week, and the only problem it has ever had is having to replace the belts in the carpet attachment every so often. ( about $5 a pop)
 
2012-03-02 10:12:53 AM  
Please note this is an AMERICAN vacuum.

That means we used to keep ourselves clean and we used to build machines that lasted.

Ah, America's salad days.
 
2012-03-02 10:16:17 AM  
Ya, it's definitely sucking

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2012-03-02 10:18:01 AM  
I was hoovering the jello out of my jetski the other day, had to use kleenex and Qtips to really get things clean.
I cut my hand and applied a band aid and took some aspirin before relaxing with a coke. Then I put scotch tape on my junk and....


or something
 
2012-03-02 10:30:11 AM  

wowzer97pooh: Please note this is an AMERICAN vacuum.

That means we used to keep ourselves clean and we used to build machines that lasted.

Ah, America's salad days.


I got a 70's KitchenAid stand mixer from my MIL and it is still going strong. I know a few people that bought similiar appliances within the past 5 years that have died.
 
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