Pickles by Brian Crane for November 22, 2019


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    jpkansas78  5 months ago

    That’s Earl. Always thinking ahead.

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    The Old Wolf  5 months ago

    It says it will last 43 years. My experience with these LED bulbs (from China, of course) is that they last about 12 months.

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    Kwen  5 months ago

    Unfortunately, Earl, “43 years” in lightbulb makers years amounts to roughly 10 months in human beings years…

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    jagedlo  5 months ago

    can imagine a middle-aged Nelson standing around and saying “You know my grandpa put in that bulb in 43 years ago and it’s still working!”

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    UmmeMoosa  5 months ago
    Think about it as planting a fruit tree Opal, it will be there for the benefit of the generations to come.
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    donwalter  5 months ago

    Leave a legacy…crazy glue the bulb in…

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    dadoctah  5 months ago

    In 43 years, that bulb and the six subsequent generations of lightbulb technology will all have been declared illegal and taken off the market.

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    EcurbYkspohs  5 months ago

    Job well done Earl !

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    iggyman  5 months ago

    There is a bright future for your heirs, Earl, thanks to you!

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    Zebrastripes  5 months ago

    Regardless, we still need the light…

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    walstib  5 months ago

    Now I’m confused, I thought a light year is about 6 trillion miles.

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    eladee  5 months ago

    They never last as long as they claim. Not around here.

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    6foot6  5 months ago

    I have yet to have any of these Long life bulds last as long as they claim. I have already replaced 5 of the 8 10 year LED bulds I have installed. They have made it a whopping 3 years. the circuit boards that convert the AC to DC are often the point of failure.

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    morningglory61 Premium Member 5 months ago

    I might be able to bequeath a light bulb and maybe a clock.

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    geekboy_x  5 months ago

    Only 43 years? That’s rookie stuff …

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    Jeff0811  5 months ago

    Two light bulbs actually, one that works and one that doesn’t.

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    zeexenon  5 months ago

    That’s what they said about fluorescent lamp bulbs and half of mine quit, some with a bang. So far, so good with LEDs, but it’s a little suspicious how they get 100 watts of light from 10 watts of electricity.

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    Lightpainter  5 months ago

    My dad broke his neck doing exactly what Earl is doing in the first frame, at about Earl’s age.Ironically he used a stool instead of the ladder, because my grandmother told him he was too old to use a ladder.He was lucky as hell, because he made a full recovery.

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    gnome  5 months ago

    Life time guarantee, isn’t as long as it used to be.

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    WCraft Premium Member 5 months ago

    Good idea – I need to put the LED bulbs in my will. Hey, they cost $5 each!

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    tim71pos  5 months ago

    I don’t know what the long thread is about. In my experience 40 year light bulbs last about two years.

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    RobertMaxwell  5 months ago

    I’m 83 and I often wonder if things I buy will last longer than me or if I’ll expire before my drivers driver’s license.

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    JP Steve Premium Member 5 months ago

    Supposed to last about 43 years? Can’t they commit to months and days?

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    ObiJoan  5 months ago

    Old day’s bulbs were cheap, relable and lasted for long… Our modern saving energy bulbs are 10 times more expensive and, due to planned obsolescence, their life is 90% shorter.

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    HappyDog Premium Member 5 months ago

    I don’t know where you got those numbers, but I don’t believe them. For example, here’s a price from Lowes (below). Even if the bulbs don’t last more than 6 years, it’s still a bargain.

    GE Basic 60-Watt EQ A19 Soft White LED Light Bulb (8-Pack) $9.98 – Rated to last 6 years based on 3 hours per day use

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