After many years of fighting us, and being a non-believer, we have finally converted the unconvertable! In a Gael Force past and present tradition, Mr. Baker recieved his first bag of real Bar-Loks at Championships from Timmy Baird, Colleen Shaver, and myself. As you can read directly on the bag…they are not cable ties…they are Bar-Loks. And now Baker agrees! Kinda…
Wouldn’t that more appropriately be “Bahhhh-Lok” up your way Grady? Seems to me like this conversation, with all of its history/pathology, can easily be explained with three simple facts:
- This is a Kleenex/tissue debate
- New Englanders usually misname and mispronounce things, we just accept it.
- They’re Zip-Ties anyway!!!
[Ducks and runs for cover :)]
It looks like Andy’s got a little bit of the Mick Jagger pout thing going on with that “lower lip” of his.
Did you give him that “25’ Wicked Awesome 9-Pin Male-to-Female D-Subminiature Serial Communication Facilitator” as well???
It was so much fun to finally pull this off. I’ve meant to bring a bag for years, but always forgot until this year.
Now 7ish years worth of debates are over!
Thanks for being a good sport, Baker.
Zip-ties, or at worst, cable ties (THE BAG EVEN SAYS CABLE TIES!!! )
Bar-loks? No way!
I come from CT and I buy my Zip Ties at Tag Sales and on the way home I stop somewhere & eat a Grinder and drink some Soda.
End of story.
Ya, he’ll probably never really call them Bar-Loks, they’ll always be good ole zip-ties.
You are supposed to ignore that part on the bag that says cable ties. They are in fact BAR-LOKS!
Darn you people are stubborn!
There Andy is this better. It doesn’t say cable ties anymore.
MikeM. proud supporter of the BAR-LOK
A Bar Lock is what you use to keep them out of the booze.
Now why does it say that on the bag of zip ties Andy is holding ?
So what’s all the fuss about that bag of Tyraps?
(another country heard from)
they are not zip ties or bar-loks…they are tie wraps!!!
Well, this is the first I’ve ever heard of this debate. (First I’ve ever heard of “Bar-Lok”, for that matter. :)) If this were a poll, I would vote “zip tie”.
Edit: I just did a quick search for a poll but didn’t find one, we must be slipping.
Let’s settle this once and for all.
At the IRI, we will only allow zip-ties on the robots. There will be a specific rule banning anything called a “bar-lok” - plan accordingly.
we buy Zip-Ties just about everywhere
i would also like to point out that eveery establshment in the city that has tried to sell “Grinders” has gone out of business, while the companies that sell **SUB SANDWICHES **continue to thrive.
and we don’t drink soda, we drink Cokes (even if it is a Pepsi).
Anyone else notice that Andy has a modified Joe Matt pose going on in this picture?