There Was Once A Time When There Were Commercials For Things Like Burning Logs In Your Fireplace

Submitted by: mikesex 5 days ago in Weird


When coal was cool.
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Male 143
this isnt an advert for coal... its for real fires...a gas powered fireplace that looks like a coal fire..the coals were a kind of ceramic
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Male 5,412
Oddly enough, I actually like coal, at least anthracite coal. I have several large lumps of it that I've taken (with permission) as souvenirs from one of the coal mines here in Pennsylvania. Hydrocarbons are magical things, chemically, with astonishing versatility. Anthracite is really a miracle of nature. And unlike softer coal, it actually has some visual appeal: it's shiny. Some pieces of anthracite even have a rainbow-like quality to them.

So, yeah, I actually like coal, as a physical, energy-storing substance. I just don't like what it does to the environment when burned in massive amounts.
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Female 4,644
squrlz4ever Did you ever grow crystals on a lump of coal?   We used coal for a heatsource for a long time, so mom would do this with us.  #beforeinternets #darkageslol
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Male 5,412
melcervini I've heard of this and have vague memories of some kids doing this in elementary school, but have never done it myself. Thanks for the link.

I've never lived in a house heated with coal but my grandparents' house used it. There was a small, brick room in the basement to hold the coal and a coal chute door through which the coal could be introduced from outside. A coal heated house always brings to mind those funny scenes in a Christmas Story where the father is screaming and yelling at the coal furnace in the basement.
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Female 4,644
squrlz4ever ROTTEN HOSTICKLE FEIFFER!
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Male 1,509
squrlz4ever Hey, anything to keep you Knuts warm. Am I right?
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Male 4,361
Two of my homes are heated only with firewood and always will be.
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Male 5,412
trimble Two of your homes? How many homes do you have?
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Male 4,361
squrlz4ever Well, I have a home in suburbia for work that I will sell when I retire and a nice house and a cabin out in the middle of rural nowhere that I will live in when I retire, cabin on the lake for summer, house for winter. 
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Male 5,412
trimble Wow, that's three. Go you! For what it's worth, I absolutely love wood fires. Over the holidays, I build as many of them as possible. In my case, they aren't necessary for heating but they sure create a wonderful ambiance.
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Male 4,361
squrlz4ever Oh, they are awesome. I have a good amount of acres of woods so plenty of dead wood also just laying on the ground for nice bonfires all the time too. My therapy, get stoned, hang out with the critters, stare at a fire. 
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Male 3,794
trimble i am heated by a joy of hearing about your firewood. poetry
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