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  • Re: I spotted an (insert obscure car name here) classic car today!

    Here's a bit of role-reversal you don't see every day...

    Found this on the web.
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  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    Finally caught an oblivious "driver" worth showing off - last second turn from straight-only lane - at least he hit his signal, virtually as he started turning, of course.
    That camera looks like fun. I've thought about posting a few driving videos, myself, but that would involve me holding my iPhone up to the windshield and driving one-handed, which I guess would make me an inconsiderate driver. But, if I steer with my knees, I can still use the turn signal. :p

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  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    Oh, how's this for dumb, at least, if not really inconsiderate. Last Thursday, we had about 6" of snow. It was a combination of thick and wet first, and then lighter and more powdery later on, but enough that, once the plow trucks went by, what they pushed aside was pretty thick, hard, and icy. It didn't pile up too bad alongside the road, probably about 10", max. It was just enough though, that I shoveled it, rather than try to just bash through. Back in the day, I would have done that with my Granddad's '85 Silverado, but my '12 Ram would probably have something made out of plastic break off!

    Anyway, there's a small park up the street, and its parking lot had not been plowed. Well, this buffoon in a Honda Civic (~'02-06 style) thought he could just bash right through it, like it was a '74 Impala or something...and got hung up! I'd love to know the thought process behind some peoples' minds.

    On my way to work, I stopped off and asked if he needed help pushing out. He looked at me like I was an idiot, and said that he was trying to get up IN the park. He was wearing some weird looking boots, like ski boots but more petite, and had some odd looking skis in the car...they looked flimsier and a bit narrower than regular skis.

    I guess he wanted to get up in that park and go cross-country skiing...not that there's all that much "country" to cross...park ain't much bigger than my yard. But, he was hell-bent on getting up in there, and was trying to bust at the ice that he grounded himself on with a windshield scraper, so I just left him to his devices...he was so focused on getting into that park, it reminded me of a puppy intently chewing on a peanut-butter filled bong!
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  • Re: I spotted an (insert obscure car name here) classic car today!

    On the subject of "Highway Patrol", I've caught an episode every once in a blue moon, when I wake up too early. I remember one episode that had a '59 DeSoto hardtop coupe in it...can't remember the series though. I remember at one point some criminals put a man in the trunk and threatened to shoot him. Anyway, there was a chase scene involving that DeSoto, and one thing that was interesting was how well it handled...cornering flatly and stable, slamming on the brakes without pitching about, etc. The cars trying to chase it were wallowing about in comparison. I forget what they were though...I know that Buick was popular with that show, but by '59 I think they might have been using Mercurys as police cars.

    Wow...I just looked up "Highway Patrol" on Wikipedia, and they made 156 episodes in just four seasons. The good old days, when a standard season was 39 episodes, and they made those actors work for their money! Just imagine the nightmare it would be trying to get Charlie Sheen to show up for 39 episodes...
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  • Re: Project Cars--You Get to Vote on "Hold 'em or Fold 'em"

    I bought a pair of Gucci shoes at a thrift store once. What kind of man could afford such a shoe? These were the very rare "double gold G" model. Only 5 pair are known to exist in the world, and only two pair are actually on someone's feet. Tony Danza's BiL owned a pair.

    I'll let them go for $400.
    I heard about those...I believe the other pairs were owned by Herb Tarlek of Cincinnati, Ed Higgins of Raytown, and Cousin Eddie from Coolidge, Kansas. There was a rumored 6th pair, but little is known about them other than they were from the Baltimore area and known only as "Juror #8" :p
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