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  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,670
    How will I be able to lip-sync at the upcoming Super Bowl???
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,321
    "Practice, practice, practice." And if that doesn't work you will have qualified for Carnigie Hall. :)
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 791
    What about Anne Murray? And are 8-tracks usually covered? =)
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,923
    8-tracks are always covered..

    Anne Murray... wow.. :P

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  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,837
    edited January 2013
    Way back when, I was quite excited when we got the van in the background, because it had an 8-track player AND it came with come tapes. There's nothing like the soothing melody of "Bridge over Troubled Water" with a track change mid-song. Plus, just look at it... sweet ride. You can't see the brown crushed velvet curtains, but if you could, you'd be jealous.
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  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 5,870
    edited January 2013
    Hey, those were nice vans. Most of them had that sign on them that said, "Don't come knockin", etc. Is that you in the middle? Looks like it might be Easter?

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  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,837
    It's me on the end - I'm the oldest child in the family.
    That van might as well have had such a sign. It had a sink & fridge in the middle, and a bench seat in back that folded flat. It was a repo that my dad got a deal on.

    Date stamp in the corner says August '84, so no idea what the occasion was. Of course in our family, it wouldn't be out of the question that that photo was taken at Easter and the film not developed until August.

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  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,670
    "There's nothing like the soothing melody of "Bridge over Troubled Water" with a track change mid-song."

    And pain is all around (clack clack) like a bridge over (clack clack) troubled water (clack clack)...

    Yeah, I remember 8 track.... :cry: :P
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,923
    edited January 2013
    I was going to guess Easter. :)

    My first new car in '77 came with just an AM radio.. Off to the local car stereo installer for a Pioneer Super tuner AM/FM 8-Track. :P

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,547
    I actually know how to fix 8-track tapes...another useless talent! :P

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  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 791
    There are still some Olivia Newton-John, Ronnie Milsap and (surprise!) Anne Murray 8-track tapes packed away somewhere in my Mom's basement! They were last played in November 1985. That's when she traded in her '77 Cutlass Supreme for an '86 Cutlass Supreme rwith one of those new-fangled cassette players! And it had velour interior that was the same color as a blood clot! =)

    Now she's got Bose 11-speaker Surround Sound with SIRIUS and a 6-CD changer and I'm still trying to show her how to work it! And, thank God, she has beige leather with chocolate accents rather than a color you should only see during an autopsy! Those were dark days...
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,636
    Got new car insurance all lined up with Metlife from a great agent at an unbelievable quote...some others were just past ridiculous and from major players too! It's a 1 year policy so we'll be locked in till mid February 2014 and can pay by credit card. Good deal all way around! Yay!!

    The Sandman :) :sick: :shades:

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  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 791
    C'mon...I can't believe no one commented on my last posting yet...meanwhile, I can't get this song out of my head....

    "We'll be shadows in the moonlight, darling I'll meet you after midnight..."

    Ya know, I always thought Anne Murray seemed a bit...well, I'll just say that I've always gotten the vibe that she has more in common with KD Lang than just being Canadian! =) When I read that she was a high school gym teacher prior to her singing career, I had to laugh....not that there's anything wrong with that! =)

    There just aren't any lesbian Canadian Country singers around these days...I wonder if they'll eventually send us a few more? =)
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,547
    Second City TV did a hilarious spoof on Anne Murray.

    RE: Insurance.....

    Did we ever reach a consensus on the age old question: "At what point do I cancel the comp/collision on my old car?"

    As my own car depreciates, and I look at the not-inconsiderable insurance bill every year, I'm beginning to ask that question of myself. :)

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,157
    A lot of companies won't sell you a towing rider unless you have comprehensive and collision coverage. Naturally when your car is too old to be worth insuring for comp/collision is when you are most likely to need it.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,547
    oh that's good to know. But of course AAA can take up that slack.

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,157
    That outfit lobbies against bike paths. No thanks.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,547
    If you're looking for corporations that are as pure as the driven snow, well good luck. :P

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,157
    edited January 2013
    There are usually alternatives though.

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  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 5,870
    Kind of the way I feel about AARP after their stand on Obamacare.

    I have a feeling that a lot of people won't be so happy about Obamacare starting around October this year when the implementation starts up. All I can say is hold on to your wallet.

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,076
    Wife's insurance has gone up greatly: higher payment to her retirement plan, higher deductible (doubled), and a higher number for the amount of copayment's after the deductible before she hits the 0% payment level. Can't wait for next year's new rates.
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,076
    edited January 2013
    >That outfit lobbies against bike paths. No thanks.

    I lobby against walking paths and bikeways paid from gasoline tax funds, too.

    Ironic that government pays for bike paths and green stuff out of gasoline tax payments, but doesn't want to pay to build a new bridge in Cincinnati on I-75 for all the people from other states as well as locals to travel across the Ohio River. The planners are talking about TOLLS to be collected there from the Michiganders and others to travel to and from warm Florida... :grin

    Is the Mackinaw Bridge toll to the Upper Peninsula on I-75? It's been too many years ago that we went across to remember...
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,157
    edited January 2013
    lobby against walking paths and bikeways paid from gasoline tax funds, too.

    All the old guys in AK fought them too. Then after they'd have their first heart attack they would write the paper saying how nice they were instead of walking on the road shoulders. :P

    AARP exists to sell insurance. While I'm ranting, check out Duckduckgo sometime too.

    Yeah I-75 crosses the Straits of Mackinac.

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  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 5,870
    edited January 2013
    I think everyone should be planning on med coverage at least doubling in cost over the next couple of years... and then skyrocketing from there. No one will be able to understand the coverage...they will just know it costs 2 to 3 times what it used to and the coverage is worse. Plus a doctor's visit will be worse than dealing with your local tag agency.

    I hope I am wrong about this, but that is the way it looks to me.

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,076
    >Yeah I-75 crosses the Straits of Mackinac.

    But is it toll?
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,157
    Oh yeah, went up to $4 last year for passenger cars.

    No extra charge if you want someone to drive you and your car across.

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  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,321
    inter island ferries throughout Puget Sound with gas taxes revenue. Now we need a new bridge to cross the Columbia on I-5 & some progressive crazies want light rail to be included - and paid for by gas taxes. :P
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,547
    your view seems rather grim and unsubstantiated but who knows, you could be right. What I do think is that current insurance rate escalation would definitely have been unsustainable for most Americans without intervention and controls.

    We know who writes insurance laws don't we? Insurance companies.

    It's very bizarre to have a business model like airlines and insurance companies where the idea is to try to deny you as much as possible.

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  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,321
    The casualty insurance busines has been a very competitive one & future competition will keep the premiums within reason. Natural disasters, world wide affect the premiums as a result of re insurance treaties with other carriers world wide. Catastrophies in other parts of the planet influence what we pay as well as the domestic hazards exploding in our own back yards.

    Medical insurance pays for the injuries we expect the hospitals and doctors to treat and the cost of that treatment will sky rocket as we demand & expect the best care we can afford. If a person thinks the insurance industry controls - they don't know the duties of fifty different state insurance commissioners and the clout they have.

    What can be done about using all of the PIP benefits of the policy to take advantage of Chiropracter massages and when the limit is out of gas, the patient is suddenly without any more pain? Claimants work the system if they can.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,547
    As Christopher Hitchins said (paraphrase)....quality medical insurance allows you to have a level of suffering that normally you couldn't have afforded. :P

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