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I Want to Get The Shaft July 21, 2008

Posted by Mitchell in Home.
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I want to get it long, hard, and straight.  It’s been a while since I’ve thought about getting the shaft, and they’ve got a better one out there than the last time I looked.  Unfortunately the particular shaft I’m interested in is no longer sold here in Las Vegas.  This utterly astounds me.  If there’s anyplace in the U.S. where you could get a shaft any time day or night it would be here.  Or at least I thought so.  I used to be able to get the shaft here, but that business shut down and it’s a fabric store now.  I drove by yesterday to confirm the damage.  Sad.  Oh sure, I can still get the shaft online, but I wanted the more personal experience of getting the shaft in the old-fashioned brick & mortar place.

Hmmmmmmm.  I looked around for other places to get the shaft.  Phoenix, AZ seems to be the closest, but I’m not going to drive all that way just to get the shaft.  Plus with fuel costs?  That’s just crazy.  The shaft is expensive enough as it is, and I’m not going to get shafted getting the shaft.

What?  You’re tired of the “Shaft” innuendo?  Already?  I didn’t even get around to the obligigatory “Shaft” You-Tube post with the “They say this cat is a bad mother – SHUT YOUR MOUTH – I’m just talkin’ about Shaft! – I can dig it!” line!  Yah OK.  I just worked it in without the actual you-tube video.  You know what?  After watching the intro credits I’m pretty certain now that I’ve never actually watched an episode of “Shaft”.  Eh, whatever.

Behold the Shaft:  A Predator Z²!  That would be a new shaft for my pool cue.  And, yeah, they cost around 300 bucks with a tip upgrade at full retail.  Dogpiling around the interwebberytubes it seems that I can get one between $247 and $266.  Ahhhhh, still so pricey though.  And I’ve never even played with one.  But I waaaaaaaants it!!

I’ve signed up for a 9-ball pool league that starts up next week, hence my reawakened interest in upgrading my equipment.  When I bought my current Viking cue a few years ago I picked up a nice case for it too and it has a space for a second shaft.  It’s like this cue was destined to have two shafts for it doesn’t it?  Who can stand in the way of Destiny right?