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Some of you friends and/or fugitives from MTF and others who are members of some of the mechanical/welding sites surely remember "KoO" (King of Obsolete) aka "Joey Barnes" and the great stories of life in "The Great White North", Cat trains and other cold steel adventures around Lynn Lake, Manitoba and lots of other places in the world. I was quite surprised to see a promo of his appearance on "Ice Road Truckers" coming up this Sunday, July 14 on the History Channel.

Anyone who loves machinery, cold weather, great story telling ability and just plain adventure should check out his website also...

http://www.kingofobsolete.ca/

...for some enjoyable reading. Whatever or however you think of the show IRT's itself, I know you'll enjoy Joey's segment. He's a great guy and the real deal!

(Perhaps someone who's fingers wouldn't fall off by posting on MTF could give them a heads up...? "Thansk"! :D
 

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Wow, I gotta see that segment! Joey & I were both good internet friends with GTT member "JoeJ" who passed away a couple years ago. Before Joe's health got bad, he got a signed copy of "North" magazine from Joey, also signed by his girlfriend "Southern Belle" and his daughter. JoeJ put it on ebay, hoping to make money for doctor bills. JoeJ signed it also, then Joey himself bought it back, for somewhere around $900! Sure helped JoeJ out! Then because Joey saw I had been bidding (back then you could see bidder names), Joey sent it, along with a copy of his hardback book! That was over 5 1/2 years ago, and I figured to just hang onto it.

HH, when you posted this, all I had to do was turn my computer chair around & take this large envelope off my shelf & snap some pics! This is way cool!!!!!!!! Laid Sharpie over to cover Joey's address.

The last pic shows my buddy's sig, "JoeJ"----- Joe Johnson. I miss the dude! Handwriting Pen Computer keyboard Office supplies Writing implement
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Joey is the real deal I try to keep up to date on his site as much as I can.
 

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I followed KoO's site for about a years back some time ago. Found it very interestin and loved all the pics of old iron. He's a great story teller, has a very unique style. Hydro said it best, "Thansk". :thumbs:
 

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Some of you friends and/or fugitives from MTF and others who are members of some of the mechanical/welding sites surely remember "KoO" (King of Obsolete) aka "Joey Barnes" and the great stories of life in "The Great White North", Cat trains and other cold steel adventures around Lynn Lake, Manitoba and lots of other places in the world.

I just thought about him the other day. I always wondered if he was the real thing. Thanks!

(Perhaps someone who's fingers wouldn't fall off by posting on MTF could give them a heads up...? "Thansk"! :D

Yyyyy... nope! They'll hurt me!
 

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thank you very much guys. this brings back memories of JoeJ and the fancy magazine. (ok i see i hit the bold button again)

we are featured on ice road trucker and it airs on the usa history channel.

Updated show times from the link:

Hail to the King!

Premiere Date: July 14, 2013 - 10:00-10:59PM ET

Upcoming Airings:

July 15, 2013 - 02:01-03:00AM ET
July 16, 2013 - 11:02-12:01AM ET
July 17, 2013 - 03:03-04:02AM ET
July 21, 2013 - 06:00-06:59PM ET

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we did more then trucking so enjoy the show.

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thank you very much guys. this brings back memories of JoeJ and the fancy magazine. (ok i see i hit the bold button again)

we are featured on ice road trucker and it airs on the usa history channel.

Updated show times from the link:

Hail to the King!

Premiere Date: July 14, 2013 - 10:00-10:59PM ET

Upcoming Airings:

July 15, 2013 - 02:01-03:00AM ET
July 16, 2013 - 11:02-12:01AM ET
July 17, 2013 - 03:03-04:02AM ET
July 21, 2013 - 06:00-06:59PM ET

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we did more then trucking so enjoy the show.

thansk

KoO

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Welcome to the site! I am going to have to make sure I see this!
 

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thank you very much guys. this brings back memories of JoeJ and the fancy magazine. (ok i see i hit the bold button again)

thansk

KoO

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So glad you joined us Joey! For the rest of you guys, I had to contact Joey & give him a link to here being there is a bit of history between us.

WooHoo....I brought in a TV Star! :dancingbanana:
 

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No need for me to have hidden Joey's address. I forgot he had it & all other contact info on his website. JoeJ musta been wrong about Joey hiding from the law....or the statute of limitations has run out! :rolling: :smilewink: I don't think I have to worry about Joey taking my ribbing the wrong way cause he was friends with JoeJ, and I know JoeJ could always dish out the ribbing! :thumbs:
 

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thank you very much guys. this brings back memories of JoeJ and the fancy magazine. (ok i see i hit the bold button again)

we are featured on ice road trucker and it airs on the usa history channel.

Updated show times from the link:

Hail to the King!

Premiere Date: July 14, 2013 - 10:00-10:59PM ET

Upcoming Airings:

July 15, 2013 - 02:01-03:00AM ET
July 16, 2013 - 11:02-12:01AM ET
July 17, 2013 - 03:03-04:02AM ET
July 21, 2013 - 06:00-06:59PM ET

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we did more then trucking so enjoy the show.

thansk

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Welcome to GTtalk!

I am a big fan of your work and how you keep history alive with what you do.

I need to work out a way to get a copy of your two books one of these days.
 

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I for one will be setting my DVR so's I can watch with no commercial interruptions! I hope the sound recording guy was having a good day, I'll be watching with headphones so any loud and clanky cat noises won't disturb the ballgame in the other room.:D
 
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