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if you are referring to the northrop YF-23, I think that has to be the coolest looking plane ever conceived.

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Saw a white '65 vette today, such a gorgeous car! I want one BAAADDDD!

They are cool, I'm more of a first gen guy, particularly '56 and '57s, but the C2 Stingray is a sweet car.
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I think they know they're pretty low on the totem already.  wink.gif   Other than the LFA, I don't of a time when Lexus fanboys come out of the woodwork.

I have a neighbor who always seems to insult every car I drive, pointing out all its faults, and he's a Lexus owner. With the Rolls the faults are very obvious, but it's a Rolls, so who cares? smily_headphones1.gif

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Well, I can understand.  I saw what he went through, and how people came to him as if they were entitled to something.  For my part, all I can do is just be his friend the same way I always was.  It may not be all that compared to gobs of cash, but that's what I've got, so it'll have to do.  redface.gif

I'm not a miser, I just don't care for the expectation that I'll do something. It'll make me balk every time.
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Um yeah, you kinda were.  You don't use the words "smokin' hot blonde" to describe personality lemme tell ya.  But not in a dickish way, I understand.  More of the whole valiant romance thing I'd hazard a guess.

Well, you'd think, but I wrote her off immediately, she was seemingly out of my league, by my perception. I was seeing myself in a friend/mentor capacity, while at the same time she saw me as the confident older man who wouldn't go out with a crazy coed. We were completely looking past each other. She told me she probably would have went out with me, even if I was still just getting by as a teacher, so that's something. She just wouldn't have married me, or at least not that soon. Makes sense, getting married in college, or soon after, isn't a great idea because finances are a big concern.
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You know why she said that right?  Because people don't do things like that. ... She probably should finish her education though.  She's worked so hard and so long for it already.

I'd like to think people do that. The scholarship is still going, even though she's no longer the recipient. It's awarded to a struggling female grad student with the "largest cojones". The staff nominated who they felt deserved it and the two of us selected someone. The Mrs decided to carry it forward and it's a cool thing to do.
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You too?  I think that we might just have to continue that trend with our kids (if we have any) just for the sake of bonehead tradition.  rolleyes.gif

No kids for us, she's dead set against it and I've been fixed, so that's that. Suits me just fine.
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I'd love a Delta Integrale but the market value of those things are insane.  Stratos kit car is pretty pricey as well - and notoriously unreliable.  I'm all over the place really.  Getting to that point in my start-up where the next 2-3 quarters are gonna start paying dividends, and so I've been doing a little mental shopping lately.  L3000.gif

I'd never heard of the Integrale, sounds interesting. A neat car you don't see much anymore is the Volkswagen Corrado, a friend had one with the SC'd I4. He changed the ECU, bored it out, and reworked the head. It made over 220hp at the wheels, it was quick and had great handling. One of the best hatches of all time. His was yellow, like this one.


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Oh I'm sure the misses will keep that from ever happening...  biggrin.gif

I can say, with complete truthfulness, that is something I've not had to be concerned with. Bragging? Maybe just as little bit. wink.gif
post #228 of 7862
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if you are referring to the northrop YF-23, I think that has to be the coolest looking plane ever conceived.

Actually - I worked on the YF-22, not the YF-23. So, naturally, I think the YF-23 was simply the LOSER.... tongue.gif
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Actually - I worked on the YF-22, not the YF-23. So, naturally, I think the YF-23 was simply the LOSER.... tongue.gif

hahaha, of course... ;p

post #230 of 7862
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The definition of irritation: Being asked on Friday to do a lecture on William Butler Yeats... on the following Tuesday, because the visiting lecturer had a family emergency and couldn't make it. This is for two 800-900 level courses. confused_face.gif I have 3 days to prepare.
post #231 of 7862
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The definition of irritation: Being asked on Friday to do a lecture on William Butler Yeats... on the following Tuesday, because the visiting lecturer had a family emergency and couldn't make it. This is for two 800-900 level courses. confused_face.gif I have 3 days to prepare.

Challenge Accepted.

First question: Who is William Butler Yeats? And why should I care?

Second question: Have you ever tried Red Bull?

Third question: When you say "800-900 level" do you mean post-graduate or remedial?
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THIS IS LIKE THE BEST THREAD EVER!  I save this thread for replies last so as to savor the posts here...

 

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Having a dependable and predictable burn is kind of important when you are at 40,000 ft... wink.gif

 

And trying to return to 0 ft successfully.  wink.gif

 

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If you weren't aware, there IS a V6 Challenger. It isn't "fast" but it's "peppy" (and beyond your average econo-box that can shoot up to 40 mph quick-ish). It's got enough grunt to tear down the highway, but not enough that you have to hate yourself for doing it - I think they get like 25-30 mpg (if I'm not driving, when my bud handed me the keys the thing went to about 14 mpg on the dash and we were stopping within an hour for gas, but c'mon, country roads man - you're s'posed to go fast!).

 

Sure, but if..  it's just that... 8-cyl is more...  Tell you what, I'll take a V6 over a V8 when you do.  biggrin.gif

 

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So you just kill your car slow and ruthless lol. tongue.gif

 

Well look who's talking Mr. I drive 50 ft/day and only need gas every 17 years...  But yeah, I do.  wink.gif

 

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WHAAAT?! Are you kidding me?

 

Nope.  I mean it was her car and she could have done whatever she wanted.  But I would have offered her more than that.  She later told me that she didn't want me to have it because I'd wreck it.  She was probably right.

 

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Right.

 

Right.  smile.gif

 

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I either haven't seen that one or haven't seen that one in AGES (it sounds familiar so probably just haven't seen it in AGES). Will have to revisit.

 

Not as funny as The Jerk, but entertaining in it own right (and self-deprecating way).

 

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I've heard that Alfas do, but I don't know that for certain. I thought there was like this whole big stink about Alfas being selectively banned in the US too, which made parts a nightmare to find as they age, but I could be mistaken.

 

Thank God for the Interwebz.

 

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All I read was "posting about American cars and Non-American toys" - it's all good. beerchug.giftongue.gif

 

Wait, I don't get it.  Oh wait, I see,  You fixed that for him.  biggrin.gif

 

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Yeeesh. Then again, my grandma unloaded a '73 or '74 LeSabre hardtop within six or seven months of buying it to get a Toyota (at substantial loss), so I think unfortunately my family wins at this horrible competition. angry_face.gif

 

Why did she do that?  The fuel crisis? 

 

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That said, I saw some photos (looked pretty heavy on the CG) of a potential 2014 or thereabouts Town Car which looked absolutely gorgeous for what it was. But I actually like the new Lincoln styling (the MKT and the newest facelift Navitron are purdy imho). redface.gif

 

Your preferred link please?

 

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Reminds me of a story I heard once about a guy who went out into nature, captured a bobcat, put it in a suitcase, and left it on the side of the road. He then proceeded to sit and watch people insane enough to come along and pick it up and open it trying to get some "free stuff" - that'll teach people to mess with things they shouldn't mess with! tongue.gif

 

Speaking of something only barely related to the above, there was this hilarious Israeli candid camera show a while back.  Some dude would walk around the airport or train station or some other public place with a briefcase.  He'd nonchalantly wander next to someone and set the briefcase down innocently.  Then run.  The reactions are first-rate comedy I assure you.  biggrin.gif

 

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I think it's that Chrysler just went so far downhill starting in the 1980s and only recently has started to turn it around, and I will say that all of the modern (within the last two or so years) Chrysler cars that I've driven or ridden, I've liked quite a lot. But stuff from the 1980s or 1990s - gag me.

 

 

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Two words: Vector Aeromotive.

 

Wiki trip time...

 

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I forget exactly what the reasoning is for why a gas turbine "sucks"

 

Because they be mutha effin loud.  eek.gif

 

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The engine needed to burn a considerable amount of fuel when going slow in order to keep the compressor turning. At speed, the incoming air was already moving.

 

Pfft, SC it.  Kidding... wink.gif

 

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Kind of reminds me of the ev-1. so sad that they destory them all.

 

Well, not all of them.  But they did reach down the last one's throat and yank out its huevos.  frown.gif

 

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Makes sense enough to me, but I didn't design the YF-23. tongue.gif

 

So you weren't the loser then.  Though from what I remember it was pretty close.

 

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if you are referring to the northrop YF-23, I think that has to be the coolest looking plane ever conceived.

 

Grumman Switchblade is purdy darn cool too, though never made it out of concept.  For me, the coolest plave ever is whatever the crap Darpa is working on now that we don't know about yet.

 

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I have a neighbor who always seems to insult every car I drive, pointing out all its faults, and he's a Lexus owner. With the Rolls the faults are very obvious, but it's a Rolls, so who cares? smily_headphones1.gif

 

Assuming his name is something dickish like Sturgeon or something:

 

"Hey Sturgeon, I came across a study the other day that said 62% of Lexus owners suffer from pubic balding.  What's up with that?"

 

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Well, you'd think, but I wrote her off immediately, she was seemingly out of my league, by my perception. I was seeing myself in a friend/mentor capacity, while at the same time she saw me as the confident older man who wouldn't go out with a crazy coed. We were completely looking past each other. She told me she probably would have went out with me, even if I was still just getting by as a teacher, so that's something. She just wouldn't have married me, or at least not that soon. Makes sense, getting married in college, or soon after, isn't a great idea because finances are a big concern.

 

Okay, but you thought about it a *little bit* yeah?  Yeah.  It's cool.  wink.gif

 

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I'd like to think people do that. The scholarship is still going, even though she's no longer the recipient. It's awarded to a struggling female grad student with the "largest cojones". The staff nominated who they felt deserved it and the two of us selected someone. The Mrs decided to carry it forward and it's a cool thing to do.

 

And fun I would think! 

 

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No kids for us, she's dead set against it and I've been fixed, so that's that. Suits me just fine.

 

Hey, as long as you guys are in sync and happy, it's all good.

 

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I'd never heard of the Integrale, sounds interesting. A neat car you don't see much anymore is the Volkswagen Corrado, a friend had one with the SC'd I4. He changed the ECU, bored it out, and reworked the head. It made over 220hp at the wheels, it was quick and had great handling. One of the best hatches of all time. His was yellow, like this one.

 

He didn't want the VR6?

 

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No kids for us, she's dead set against it and I've been fixed, so that's that. Suits me just fine.
I'd never heard of the Integrale, sounds interesting.

 

eek.gif  What  confused_face(1).gif  kind  mad.gif  of  confused_face.gif  car  biggrin.gif  guy  wink.gif  are  tongue.gif  you?  blink.gif  LOL, it's an excellent, EXCELLENT championship rally car my friend.  Fugly, but spunky.  Oops, did I just use the magic word?

 

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Actually - I worked on the YF-22, not the YF-23. So, naturally, I think the YF-23 was simply the LOSER.... tongue.gif

 

Hey there now, gotta be gracious.  They did get the B-2 contract after all... so they're not that bad.

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Challenge Accepted.

 

Okay then!

 

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First question: Who is William Butler Yeats?

 

He's the guy that invented the concept of Bose-bashing.

 

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Second question: Have you ever tried Red Bull?

 

Pfft, amateurs.  Here's a pro tip:

 

Alternate between Jolly Ranchers, Turducken and Ginseng root every 20 minutes, all washed down with a shot of Jager every hour on the hour.  Right around 3 hours in, you're gonna feel like anything is possible, and that you can take on the world.

 

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Third question: When you say "800-900 level" do you mean post-graduate or remedial?

 

Both.

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Challenge Accepted.
First question: Who is William Butler Yeats? And why should I care?

Not sure if serious...



wink.gif He was a Victorian poet and author, and the first Irishman to win the Nobel prize for literature. The lecture focuses on his philosophical views and spiritual pursuits. I'm broadening it to include his connections with noted occultists of that period (Crowley, Waite, Fortune, etc.), and their contributions to western literature, and how they influenced his work. Piece o' cake.
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Second question: Have you ever tried Red Bull?

Nah, this isn't tough, it's right in my wheelhouse and I could likely do it off the cuff, but I'd prefer to have a week or so of prep. My wife asked on behalf of one of her profs, and I couldn't say no. Yeah, it's for two post-grad courses, a one shot deal.
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THIS IS LIKE THE BEST THREAD EVER!  I save this thread for replies last so as to savor the posts here...

Aye.
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Sure, but if..  it's just that... 8-cyl is more...  Tell you what, I'll take a V6 over a V8 when you do.  biggrin.gif

When hell freezes over. tongue.gif
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Well look who's talking Mr. I drive 50 ft/day and only need gas every 17 years...  But yeah, I do.  wink.gif

I don't drive often, but when I do, it's more than one to two miles. I drive maybe twice a week and the rest of the time my car just sits there and looks purdy.
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Nope.  I mean it was her car and she could have done whatever she wanted.  But I would have offered her more than that.  She later told me that she didn't want me to have it because I'd wreck it.  She was probably right.

But think of the awesome wreck stories!
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Not as funny as The Jerk, but entertaining in it own right (and self-deprecating way).

Shame.
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Wait, I don't get it.  Oh wait, I see,  You fixed that for him.  biggrin.gif

Yep.
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Why did she do that?  The fuel crisis? 

She hated driving. I don't get how getting a compact Toyota helps with that versus a big luxurious boat, but whatever.
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Your preferred link please?

http://www.themustangnews.com/content/2011/10/lincoln-flagship-sedan-may-share-mustang-platform/

"six figure price point" - it's about time.
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Speaking of something only barely related to the above, there was this hilarious Israeli candid camera show a while back.  Some dude would walk around the airport or train station or some other public place with a briefcase.  He'd nonchalantly wander next to someone and set the briefcase down innocently.  Then run.  The reactions are first-rate comedy I assure you.  biggrin.gif

Sure that'd go over GREAT with TSA/DHS-FPS today.
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Wiki trip time...

Their main site seems down, shame. Was going to link.
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Because they be mutha effin loud.  eek.gif

So? I'm a big proponent of "straight from the header like NASCAR" anyways - if the windows (on buildings a ways away) aren't shaking, you're doing it wrong. Shame my neighbors made me put it back legal on my car (and the women of my family cracked down on my cousins and uncle to put their trucks back legal too - c'mon, the garage doors are MEANT to shake when you turn onto the street - lets people know you're coming!).

Also, while writing this I was looking for a good Magnum image, and Wikipedia rewarded me with this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Fighter_(car)

British body, interior, build; American driveline, I really can't even begin to complain. Probably costs some hilarious King's ransom, but still. Magick - this should be your *next* toy.

Sure okay, the Viper, Venom (in.sane. vehicles these are), etc are faster, but that *looks* nicer.
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So you weren't the loser then.  Though from what I remember it was pretty close.

lol. I actually forgot if he did YF-23 or YF-22, but lol still.

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Assuming his name is something dickish like Sturgeon or something:

"Hey Sturgeon, I came across a study the other day that said 62% of Lexus owners suffer from pubic balding.  What's up with that?"

HAHA!
post #236 of 7862
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Nah, this isn't tough, it's right in my wheelhouse and I could likely do it off the cuff, but I'd prefer to have a week or so of prep.

 

Okay, but don't underestimate the power of a good Turducken.

post #237 of 7862
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Not sure if serious...

wink.gif He was a Victorian poet and author, and the first Irishman to win the Nobel prize for literature. The lecture focuses on his philosophical views and spiritual pursuits. I'm broadening it to include his connections with noted occultists of that period (Crowley, Waite, Fortune, etc.), and their contributions to western literature, and how they influenced his work. Piece o' cake.
Nah, this isn't tough, it's right in my wheelhouse and I could likely do it off the cuff, but I'd prefer to have a week or so of prep. My wife asked on behalf of one of her profs, and I couldn't say no. Yeah, it's for two post-grad courses, a one shot deal.

lol. Like the dog image.

Also lol @ Crowley. See how awake they are and ask if they can name one contemporary reference in pop-culture. wink.gif
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lol. Like the dog image.

 

BTW, dogs like Turducken.

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BTW, dogs like Turducken.

Ahh Turducken.

But why not go bigger?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole_stuffed_camel
Edited by obobskivich - 9/15/12 at 7:24pm
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But why not go bigger?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole_stuffed_camel

 

He can, but that's overdoing it bit for Yeats.  I generally save the camel for Robert Burns lectures coinciding with Hogmanay.

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