What the f**k is a laptop?
I'm laughing at the fact that you have over half the posts in this thread.:laughing::laughing::laughing:JumboJack, you'll have to clarify before issuing that laughing face. I know I'm new but please specify one post I've been wrong on.
Out of Ontario.Winchester, what province does he work out of? And how did he become the chosen one? I have to imagine there are plenty of solid contractors in Canada so what made him "television special"? It's kind of funny that you guys have the overall wearing butch Mike Holmes and in the USA we have the lemon juiced bleached sun-tanned TY PENNINGTON. You guys win by default.
I totally agree. Every electrical code violation is a burning family and every plumbing mistake equals 100's of thou of flood damage.When I said he's good at what he does, I meant that He's a good at business and enforcing the need for himself, by hanging on to the problems and talking about them from every angle like it is the worst problem in the world, and their house could have collapsed on their heads any minute. :thumbup:
Yup. A quick search reveals this.Or, since I'm late to the party, was it already done?
This Old House has a value of promoting the trades and promoting new technologies that eventually we will all be using. This Old House magazine has some good articles too. Tom Silva mentioned the decline of young people entering the trades and school shops shutting down. Homes shtick is to do a lot of head shaking and tell everyone what the trade’s people or repair people, whatever the hell you want to call them, did wrong. He does this over and over throughout the show. I don't see him helping the trades to develop a professional image that we could be proud of. There are a very small group of people out there that don't do a good job. I question the lens that he uses to view society. What happens when you view the negative first in life and allow it to be the basis of your character? We want to be successful and it helps if you are pulled along in someone’s drive, someone who has passion for what they do, someone with pride in their work. When you can develop pride without malice you have grown and gained wisdom. Plato, of Roman times 5th century, said that manual labor and trades are degrading. The word he used was "banausic". He was unsympathetic to the manual worker. We don't need a TV personality degrading our work. The negative lens is a virus and has been spreading for well over 1500 years. My dad bled blue and I bleed blue. I am proud to be blue collar.
That is so nice of you.:thumbup:
I thought I was the only one this side of the Mississippi to hold that title. :laughing:You guys in Idaho don't have cable tv yet.
I grew up in Idaho and we got our first TV when I was 17! I still have never seen Star Wars
now its out of choice as I think I am the only one I know that can say that.
If you think Mike Holmes is hot you would fall out if you met me in person.As a woman, it is my prerogative to note that he has great biceps and is quite attractive in his overalls and bare arms (as opposed to the other stereotype contractor image of low-riding jeans and plumber's crack).
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