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There are many Instructables about changing your oil, but only one starts like this:

I learned to do oil changes in high school speech class. One of the boys worked in a garage. He gave a really great how-to demonstration/speech about changing oil. He gave another about rotating tires, but there isn’t anything complicated about that. After each speech the teacher had the other students critique the performance. I didn’t understand one of the speeches given by a boy who had polio or cerebral palsey. He thought I was unkind to his speech when I asked what it had been about, so he beat me up after class. My karate was not effective against polio-based techniques.

Check out the rest of Tim Anderson’s oil-changing Instructable here. In addition to catching the rest of what happened with the “fight,” pay attention to how Tim turns a mundane topic into an engaging Instructable!

Luke Iseman

Luke Iseman makes stuff, some of which works. He invites you to drive a bike for a living (, stop killing your garden (, and live in an off-grid shipping container (

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