Claycord – Talk About Whatever

July 18, 2014 20:05 pm · 233 comments


Happy Friday to all the wonderful citizens in the City of Claycord.

This is a post with no subject, you can talk about whatever you want. If breaking news happens (such as an earthquake), or you hear about something newsworthy, feel free to post it here.

201 @182 July 24, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Many newer cars have a remote start option. They can be locked and running without the keys in the car. No fear of stealing the car from those!

202 Atticus Thraxx July 24, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Early bird gets the Last worm?

203 RunDogRun July 24, 2014 at 6:36 PM

@ 166 City Girl Went to Soc. Security Office Today!! July 22, 2014 at 3:15 PM

You might want to consult a Social Security
attorney. Six years after they overpaid
me, they changed their minds and now
I owe them $13,000. They threatened to
take all of my Social Security retirement
to repay them and they can do that. But,
they relented and just take a small amount
each month, but I still feel that it was not
my fault that I was overpaid since I
reported the event that caused the
overpayment in a timely manner. They
just didn’t do anything about it at the time.
I must have talked to 20+ people in
the Walnut Creek office both on the
phone and in person before they
made the current decision. Every one
of them told me something different.
They flatly refused to go back six years
in their records to document that I reported
the event that triggered the overpayment
to them well within the time required and
that they just didn’t do anything about it at the
time which lead me to believe it wasn’t a problem.
I’m still trying to get it straightened out eight
years later. An attorney might be able to get you
a solid answer, and I really believe the people
at Social Security make it difficult on individuals
because they would rather deal with an
attorney anyway mainly because the Social
Security law is so complicated they don’t
even understand it themselves. And, yes,
I also noticed the carloads of nonenglish-
speaking foreigners. I’m really curious
how they qualify for any sort of benefit,
but they far outnumbered your average
run-of-the-mill American, English-
speaking working stiff like me.

204 Atticus Thraxx July 24, 2014 at 7:18 PM

It’s only Thursday? I think I just lost my will to live.

205 Killjoy July 24, 2014 at 7:41 PM

So, then I can keep the book? LOL

206 Atticus Thraxx July 24, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Can you guess who this is? :
Get it without cheating and you have reached Expert level.

207 Atticus Thraxx July 24, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Root canal animation:

208 Jess July 24, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Is it Joan Crawford?

209 Dr. Jellyfinger® July 24, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Who? The guy or the chick? I’m guessing Sydney Guilaroff is the hair guy & the gal is …….. was she in a Robert Palmer music video?

210 Silva July 24, 2014 at 11:36 PM

What’s the hair horn thingy do?

211 Killjoy July 25, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Silva, since there is a bellows directly in front of that “hair horn thingy” I imagine they are prepping for a photo shoot, and that’s some sort of light meter so they can expose the image properly.

212 Killjoy July 25, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Atticus, that root canal gif is pretty straight on.
ChampagneKitty was just asking about a post in a root canal. That shows it much better than I explained it!

213 Connie Dobbs July 25, 2014 at 7:37 AM

I think that’s a light gauge, Silva.
I’m going to go with Hedy Lamarr. Did you know she co-invented the basic technology behind wireless communications?

214 Connie Dobbs July 25, 2014 at 8:11 AM

“An Inside Job,” by Aidan Hickey

I saw this at a movie house. It was life-altering. Enjoy your dentistry.

215 Antler July 25, 2014 at 8:49 AM

To the person who posts the nearby earthquake particulars for the rest of us…..
I have been meaning to thank you! It was especially interesting when you gave the actual Concord streets under which the quakes occurred.

May we knight you with the nickname “Tremor”?

216 ChampagneKitty July 25, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Yes, I thought the timing of the root canal demonstration was interesting…I had my first one this past winter…no, it didn’t hurt…I’ve just found out I need another one…

217 Silva July 25, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Bellows… I thought that was a camera! Hedy Lamar! I bet Connie Dobbs got it. I read an autobiography she wrote, as a youngster in summer camp long ago. She said in her breakout role which catapulted her to screen sex siren, they only filmed her face as she was supossed to be enjoying a close encounter with a fella, and underneath her (she was on a cot) the director pricked her backside with a pin. Her face was so expressive the censors gave it an X rating if I remember corectly, so folks flocked to see it, and a star was born. The co inventer of wireless technology? WOW!

218 Silva July 25, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Oh wait.. that’s probably what people who know something about cameras call the part that look like bellows or a concertina. is that right Killjoy?

219 just a concordian July 25, 2014 at 9:38 AM


Oh no… I was referring to your insinuation that all Swedish cars are a-holes by default due to their association with inconsiderate attorneys ;)

On the Woot-Off note… I have tried maaaaaaaany times to get the brown bag. Never made it.

220 just a concordian July 25, 2014 at 9:41 AM

They drugged me. Put me to sleep and then probed me.

Root Canal! WOOHOOO!

221 Silva July 25, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Once a large dog of mine exuberently jumped up to lick my face or I don’t know what, and instead bonked my front tooth with her hard head. it was excruciating for a couple of hours. then maybe a week later (I’d forgotten about it by then) it seemed very sore. I went to the dentist, who told me it was dead, and it was the surrounding tissues that were reacting to the dead nerve, and he started the root canal. Because the nerve was dead it was completely painless, no anesthesia. My husband had one because of something else, and had anesthesia. He’s a total wussy about pain, but it didn’t hurt either. I know, as I had to be there to hold his hand. I got some funny pictures too. I hope you have an easy time of it ChampagneKitty. It’s going to be okay.

222 Cowellian July 25, 2014 at 3:13 PM

That’s Hedley!

223 Cowellian July 25, 2014 at 3:14 PM

It’s been a very long week. I’m ready for last!

224 KAD July 25, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Last on a very hot day.

225 Marissa July 25, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Vibes in the Mountain call me! Last! :-)

226 Aspirin July 25, 2014 at 5:03 PM

I see lots of very green lawns in Clayton. I guess those folks are exempt from water conservation.

227 Atticus Thraxx July 25, 2014 at 5:46 PM

You’ll be fine Kitty if you have a good dentist.Couple of pain pills, a good book, there’s worse ways to spend a day.
Something Last This Way Comes.

228 ChampagneKitty July 25, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Thank you, Silva! When I had my root canal during the winter, I was scared, but it turned about to be fine. It was a good experience, actually. I wasn’t put to sleep, but half of my face was numbed up really really really good and there was no pain. I was told that once it all wore off, there might be some pain, but I turned out not to have any.

Now I’ve got a broken tooth and it will need to be repaired by a root canal and a post, then back to my regular dentist for a porcelain crown. I’m anxious about it because the post is something new, plus I’m just nervous about seeing a new dental professional. My regular dentist (a general dentist) has been my dentist for 30 years, so I’m just not used to going to other people.

229 ChampagneKitty July 25, 2014 at 5:51 PM


230 Cowellian July 25, 2014 at 6:25 PM

The best thing about a root canal is the instant relief from the pain.

The worst thing about a root canal is the smell of burning tooth.

231 Silva July 25, 2014 at 6:32 PM

ChampagneKitty, With my root canal my dentist also put in a post. It’s just like rebar for teeth, made of noble metal, and will give the damaged tooth back some strength, and will show up nice and pretty in future x rays. Mine fit right in where the nerve once was, and cemented in. My root canal was done by my regular dentist, and actually I kept going in once a week for about 2 1/2 months, because he kept opening it up, placing a long paper cone down into the void and taking it back out, saying that the tip was wet, and it wasn’t ready to be permanently sealed. He said the residual root was still decomposing. :( When my husband needed a root canal many years later, his dentist sent him to an oral sergeon for it. when we were at the specialist’s office I asked someone there about my seemingly interminable root canal, and the person said that that’s why they were in business, because they were able to go in and remove all of the tissue at once, and usually didn’t need to go back in a second time.

Connie Dobbs, that is where nightmares come from.


232 VikingPrincess July 25, 2014 at 6:47 PM

@champagnekitty @198
Quite correct and ridiculous
Thought it was a beni hana commercial for a.minute there. Either way…not worth airtime.

233 VikingPrincess July 25, 2014 at 6:49 PM

PS…looks like my dentist is now putting in implants after a root canal and me thinks he does root canals too. Sign of the times

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