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grinner
aahhh my fingers!
on Feb 14, 2006 at 12:08:11 am

man I do feel dumb.
I just did a halogen bulb swap in an Omni, plugged it into an ungrounded source and bulb immediatly blew. Because it was on for a fraction of a second, I didn't think anything about grabbing it with bare fingers to remove it.
duuuude, I still smell burning flesh.
what a drag. I kinda use my fingers in everyday life. My thumb and index finger are out of commision for a little while.

you may call me an idiot now



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Frank Otto
Re: aahhh my fingers!
on Feb 14, 2006 at 4:41:52 pm

Idiot...

Sheesh, Grin. Too long in the bay, eh?. Good thing Charlie King doesn't drop in this forum....ah, what th' heck - he's just across the room - I'll tell him...

Now's the time to start practicing alternative "digit-al" control. I just read a story about a woman who hails cabs by whistling with her toes. I imagine as long as you get the occasional pedicure it shouldn't gross out the client too much.

But seriously pal, I feel your pain.


"A moment of carelessness can leave a lifetime of sorrow...only you can prevent finger fires" -Tokey th' Bear, 1969

Cheers,

Frank Otto



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Charlie King
Re: aahhh my fingers!
on Feb 14, 2006 at 5:42:33 pm

Yep Frank told me. Get the kids to push buttons for awhile, or take a much needed vacation and bring the family to Vegas to recuperate.

Charlie

ProductionKing Video Services
Unmarked Door Productions
Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada


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grinner
Re: aahhh my fingers!
on Feb 14, 2006 at 9:36:08 pm

lol
I aint been outta the edit bat since christmas.



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David Jones
Re: aahhh my fingers!
on Feb 15, 2006 at 11:47:25 pm

Ouch!

Also a friendly reminder for those putting a new lamp into a fixture.
Never install a new lamp with your bare oily fingers.


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grinner
Re: aahhh my fingers!
on Feb 16, 2006 at 4:53:14 pm

oh I wasn't gonna do that. That'd be dumb. ;) I just removed the ultra hot bulb with my bare fingers.
3rd degree on my index finger and second on my thumb. Editing aint fun right now.



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Bob Cole
Re: aahhh my fingers!
on Mar 7, 2006 at 1:40:39 pm

[grinner] "Because it was on for a fraction of a second,"


I'm really sorry this happened to you, but I appreciate your sharing because I probably would have done the same thing. I'm really surprised that the bulb could get so hot so quickly. I think I'll add this to my first-time-grip lecture.

Thanks.

-- Bob C


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