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Re: Missing page from Colorado Springs Notes (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 21:19:40 +0000
From: Jeff Behary <jeff_behary@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Missing page from Colorado Springs Notes (fwd)

After I found that font I kept telling myself "don't post anything to the 
list"  "don't post anything to the list" ... whatever I do, "don't post 
anything to the list".  So I had a few and posted something to the list 

There is an aspect of madness in all people involved with Tesla, even those 
of us who think we're beyond it and who try to avoid it.   We're outnumbered 
in any case.

I once met a man from Chicago that sold Tesla Coils as kinky "adult" toys.  
He bought the industrial leak detectors from ETP and repackaged them with 
whips and chains(!?)  Apparently he sold over 1000 machines in one year, 
with invoices near $250,000!  Completely baffled by the whole concept, I 
preferred to forget and ignore that this scene existed...though I probably 
could have become rich if I joined in on the insanity!  (Tesla once said the 
same thing about "Electrotherapy" and "Tesla Coils"...)

One man who knew of "Tesla Coils" only for this "adult" purpose showed up at 
the museum a few months ago.  He was a German boater that got stranded in 
Costa Rica for a while.  While there he got creative with carbon fibre and 
invented dozens of "floggers" for Tesla Coils made from various fishing 
materials.  He demonstrated a car load of them here at the museum, and Rita 
and I laughed for hours and were amazed by his creativity.  He turned out to 
be one of our favourite guests.

Life is too short not to laugh.  Now, let's start argueing about Tesla Coil 
construction again!

Jeff Behary, c/o
The Turn Of The Century Electrotherapy Museum

>   I just gotta laugh at this....Matt, you are one of the most literalists
>on this list....I read every post of your with respect, but you never
>joke......My hat's off to Jeff for keeping us real and down to earth.....I
>might have to nominate Jeff for Mad Scientist of the Year for this one....
>   Mike
>   Hi Jeff,
>Sometimes the responses from staunch literalists are funnier than the
>  humor
>they fail to see.
>Matt D.