Sunday, April 19, 2009

Quote of the Day

"If you want to learn how to build a house, build a house. Don't ask anybody, just build a house"

-Christopher Walken


  1. That is pretty awesome. I think it might be a good idea to start with a shelf or a deck or a shed though. Lots of implied tasks in home building.

  2. Back in the day there was something about "No sense re-inventing the wheel."

    We have encyclopedias, and guide books, and the Internet.

    More importantly, we have parents and grandparents, friends, and even - *cough*, *cough* - schools.

    If you want to learn to build a house - ask to work for, apprentice to, or offer to help a house builder that you respect.

    I would not expect someone to learn firearm safety by walking into a pawnshop and picking up "the best" gun they can find. I expect they would learn from safety literature - or a safe shooter.

    I also expect someone would become a safe shooter by practicing and taking note of what works and what doesn't. Nothing beats learning by doing. Under respected guidance, be it written, video, or personal.

  3. TOR, yeah I don't think I would start with a house. Maybe a birdhouse.

    Brad K., I admit it's an extreme example. But alot of the self-reliance type stuff I've been attempting I don't have anyone to show me. Gardening, canning. cooking... I'm all on my own here. So it struck a nerve.


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