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  • I hear Wasaga Beach is pretty good in summer, but if the lakes in southern Ontario are anything like they are back in BC, they'll be warm in the shallows, but get pretty dang ( ! WHERE'D IT GO!!!) kind of cold once you get out a ways.
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

    impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

    IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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    • ??Swimming??

      That's what happens when you unexpectedly get thrown from the boat in rough waves?? Right??

      Otherwise, there are too many toothy critters that are hiding under the shadow of the boat. (Haven't you all seen Jaws, or Lake Placid???)

      I got tossed out of my boat once. The water was too wet for my taste. My cell phone survived, but my socks were soggy.

      I don't want to wash my lucky hat. It make take away my good luck "Mojo." IF I add a lemon, it may make my luck sour.
      I fish for a living, but I have to work for money...

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      • Swimming..............something I only got to do once this Summer. And haven't gotten to fish AT ALL! WAH!!!

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        • Sex pays off for ex-Nortel employee. Engineer mortgaged home to fund R&D on sex toy for couples

          Janet Wilson, Canwest News Service Published: Friday, September 19, 2008

          Bruce Murison first got the idea for a two-way sex toy seven years ago while driving home from New York City with his wife.

          "I started wondering if there really was a small sex toy out there that vibrates and could be used between two partners without interfering in normal lovemaking," Bruce said.

          The 48-year-old mechanical engineer with 20 or so inventions to his name had spent most of his career at Nortel Networks in research and development. But when he was laid off in 2003, the father of three decided to take the biggest risk of his life. Over the next four years, without a salary and unbeknownst to most of his friends and family, he pursued his idea for a sex toy that vibrates between couples.

          All avenues to fund his idea were tested -- from lines of credit to mortgages against their home.

          "I'm a risk taker, but my wife is conservative -- that's why we work so well together," he said. "She invested two years and I've invested four years with no pay, plus our house was fully mortgaged."

          Murison is now the proud owner of a patented sex toy that promises to make him wealthy.

          "I can't believe I'm a sex-toy expert.

          "We are the classic conservative heterosexual couple. We live in small-town North Gower."

          When he returned home from that trip in April 2001, he began searching the Internet and realized that his idea wasn't out there. The few people he confided in said he shouldn't do it. Undeterred, he scribbled down his vision for the adult toy in his invention book and conducted online searches through the United States patent office. Nothing popped up.

          Over the next three years he conducted his own clinical trials, asking a range of people to try the machine and report their likes and dislikes. He went to three strip clubs and to every sex shop in Ottawa.

          Melody Murison admits watching her husband head out the door to talk with strippers made her uncomfortable. "Believe me, it took a lot of convincing. I was worried he'd run into someone from the kids' school or hockey."

          Yet Melody, who continued to work part time in high tech until 2007, says her husband had her full support.

          "To him, the We-Vibe is a product. He looked at it scientifically."

          In the end, Murison met with about 100 people who tested the device and filled out a six-page questionnaire.

          "I listened to what they had to say and heard comments like it wasn't springy or flexible enough. Whatever they didn't like, I tried to improve on and would start with a new mould and remake the innards of it."

          He spent four years researching materials and motor technology for the We-Vibe.

          To help finance the inventory, close friends and family invested several hundred thousand dollars. Seven months later, he flew to China to tour prospective factories, meet the workers and begin production.

          Discreet in size, the We-Vibe is about 8.25 centimetres long and 2.54 centimetres wide, weighing only 60 grams. It's waterproof, has two speed settings and offers dual vibe stimulation. It also comes in a discreet sunglass case with a charger. The purple, crescent-shaped toy is seamless, soft and surrounded by medical-grade silicone. It conforms to the female shape.

          Murison says his toy, which is priced at $130 US, isn't a replacement for the man -- it's an addition.

          In January, the Murisons showcased the We-Vibe for the first time at a three-day lingerie show in Las Vegas. Within days, their phone started to ring -- and didn't stop.

          The couple started working 16-hour days and had to hire someone to answer the phone. They now have five full-time employees and two part-time staffers.

          One of their biggest coups came in May when Canadian sex expert Sue Johanson picked the We-Vibe as the "Sex Toy of the Year." Then Love Honey, the biggest sex website in the U.K., bought all of Bruce's stock that was slated for the European market.

          To date, more than 20,000 We-Vibes have been sold. Bruce has distributors in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, Brazil, Europe and the U.K. He headed back to China recently as production increases to 10,000 units a month.

          © Times Colonist (Victoria) 2008


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          Bruce Murison, the inventor of We-Vibe, said production of the sex toy for couples has been ramped up to 10,000 a month.
          Wayne Cuddington, Canwest News Service



          Ooooooohhh I sssoooo know I'm gonna get beat up for this one!
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          If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

          "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

          "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

          Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

          impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

          IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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          • Originally posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
            Ooooooohhh I sssoooo know I'm gonna get beat up for this one!
            and why is that Rick? Is there something you are not telling us that we should know?

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            • One has to wonder how the conversation with the inlaws went:

              "So, mom, dad... You know... Uh, well... there's this thing, uh, I've been working on this idea...."
              I fish for a living, but I have to work for money...

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              • A bird in the hand is safer than one overhead.

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                • WOW! This went all the way to the bottom of the page! Didn't think that was possible.

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                  • Ooops, my bad..
                    I fish for a living, but I have to work for money...

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                    • How to kill a thread.......................




                      That will not DIE!!!




                      Hmmmmm.........
                      I.A.C.O.J. Charter Member
                      "Chet, get an inch and a half on that!"

                      "Not for fame or reward,Not for place or rank. Not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity. But in simple obedience to duty as they understood it. These men suffered,sacrificed,dared all, and died. Let us never forget our fallen friends."

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                      • To remember the purpose of this chaos, this was supposed to be a place to come, confess, and discuss all aspects of thread killing, such as why certain members seem to have the cold, chilling effects of ending all subject discussions in certain threads.
                        I fish for a living, but I have to work for money...

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                        • The shnozzberries taste like shnozzberries!

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                          • Maybe its just my "gallows humour" tickling again, but with the current economic events going on around the world, I can't help but get a feeling that there is a Monty Python moment coming to a Financial Institution near you.

                            Just can't remember if the skit is from Drury Lane, And Now For Something Completely Different or The Policeman's Ball (Amnesty International). Guess I'll have to spend the evening reviewing my VHS tapes......
                            If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                            "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                            "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                            Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                            impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                            IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                            • *winces, sighs and puts ear plugs in* The ORHS band needs more practice.

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                              • Originally posted by firecat1 View Post
                                *winces, sighs and puts ear plugs in* The ORHS band needs more practice.
                                Are they that bad?????????
                                GFD748 First in... Last out.. Everyone goes home.... Do the best job you can and do it safely

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