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Hello everybody! What a great site devoted to just HVACR. The timing for this site couldn't be better, I'm planning to pursue my dream of owning my own company, something I know I should've done years ago. Would like to thank all you guys in advance for your posts of insights and experiences. Just trying to create better financial security for my family, I know it's not going to happen where I'm working now.
Hope all is well to you and yours and 'damn glad to know ya'!

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For the type of humor see Droll humor. For video game, see Drol
Frontispiece to The Wits or Sport upon Sport (London, 1662). Attributed to Francis Kirkman.


Drolls are short comical sketches that originated during the Puritan Interregnum in England. With the closure of the theatres, actors were left without any way of plying their art. Borrowing scenes from well-known plays of the Elizabethan theatre, they added dancing and other entertainments and performed these, sometimes illegally, to make money. Francis Kirkman's The Wits, or Sport Upon Sport, 1662, is a collection of twenty-seven drolls. Three are adapted from Shakespeare: Bottom the Weaver from A Midsummer Night's Dream, the gravedigger's scene from Hamlet, and a collection of scenes involving Falstaff called The Bouncing Knight. Along with the popularity of the source play, material for drolls was generally chosen for physical humor or for wit. A typical droll presented a subplot from John Marston's The Dutch Courtesan; the piece runs together all the scenes in which a greedy vintner is gulled and robbed by a deranged gallant. Just under half of the drolls in Kirkman's book are adapted from the work of Beaumont and Fletcher. Among the drolls taken from those authors are Forc'd Valour (the title plot from The Humorous Lieutenant), The Stallion (the scenes in the male brothel from The Custom of the Country), and the taunting of Pharamond from Philaster. The prominence of Beaumont and Fletcher in this collection prefigures their dominance on the early Restoration stage.
The extract from their Beggar's Bush known as The Lame Commonwealth features additional dialogue strongly suggesting it was taken from a performance text. The character of Clause, the King of the Beggars in that extract appears as a character in later works, such the memoirs of Bampfylde Moore Carew, the self proclaimed King of the Beggars. A extract from Diphilo and Granida a two handed droll from The Wits, was recorded in a play text from [Keynsham], Somerset in the early twentieth century.
Actor Robert Cox was perhaps the most well-known of the Droll performers.
The term "droll" has also come to be applied as puppet shows and a type of light, satiric verse.

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  • Kirkman, Francis. The Wits, or Sport Upon Sport. ed. John James Elson (Cornell University Press, 1932)

  • Baskervill, C. R. "Mummers' Wooing Plays in England." Modern Philology, Vol. 21 No. 3 (February 1924),pp. 225-272; see pp. 268-272, [1]
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HVACLOVER has way too much time on his hands! I hope when I'm retired I have better things to do with my time!:laughing:
Anyhow, Welcome to the site Red! Good Luck with the biz!:thumbsup:
 

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Hello everybody! What a great site devoted to just HVACR. The timing for this site couldn't be better, I'm planning to pursue my dream of owning my own company, something I know I should've done years ago. Would like to thank all you guys in advance for your posts of insights and experiences. Just trying to create better financial security for my family, I know it's not going to happen where I'm working now.
Hope all is well to you and yours and 'damn glad to know ya'!

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Good luck and hope you do well . I 'm also thinking of something on my own seeing I'm unemployed. I have a small customer base I due oil burner tune ups for and service work when needed. started with three and now do ten and have eight people that I take care of there ac for .:yes:
 

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Wow I finally get to see what you actually look like. Were you using the weapon for suicide and failed? Maybe killing just isn't your thing.
Naw, 'ya got it wrong. That's my enforcer Simian. He collects past due accounts. He just likes guns.

And I did my killing in the war so I'll thank you not to touch that raw nerve.
 
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