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When hell freezes over. tongue.gif

 

Lol, not so keen on that V6 now are ya?

 

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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

 

You know, as cars do...

 

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But think of the awesome wreck stories!

 

Well she was more concerned about whether I'd live to tell the tale.

 

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

 

Well, probably some better visibility.  But concerning the loss incurred, maybe a part time driver would have been a better expenditure of funds?

 

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http://www.themustangnews.com/content/2011/10/lincoln-flagship-sedan-may-share-mustang-platform/
"six figure price point" - it's about time.

 

Yeah, I'll take one of those.  Buttercream with warm gunmetal trim on the outside, and um, LEMON interior!

 

Oh damn, I just made a reverse Twinkie.  I think I'm hungry.  Need Turducken.

 

Would you guys rather have the new Town Car or a CTS-V?  That's a pretty tough call for me.

 

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

 

Throw in a little shaky cam when they have to run away, and it'd be hilarious!

 

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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!).

 

Umm, I live in California bro.  We got these pretty funny things called emmissions standards.  I think they're a riot but apparently the DMV is serious about that ****.

 

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HAHA!

 

"Hey Sturgeon, come here a sec will ya?  Look, I had some MASSIVE morning wood this morning and I was getting like the best wake-up present ever.  Then the misses saw your car and it just killed the mood.  Can you like throw a cover on that thing or something?  For Christssake we got kids here in this neighborhood."

post #242 of 7862
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Lol, not so keen on that V6 now are ya?

Meh. I really didn't dislike driving the V6 Challenger. It was actually zippier than my big boat, and that V6 was putting out more power (less torque). I'd own it, but I like my car better.
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Well she was more concerned about whether I'd live to tell the tale.

Pssh. Details.
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Well, probably some better visibility.  But concerning the loss incurred, maybe a part time driver would have been a better expenditure of funds?

No idea.
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Yeah, I'll take one of those.  Buttercream with warm gunmetal trim on the outside, and um, LEMON interior!

Oh damn, I just made a reverse Twinkie.  I think I'm hungry.  Need Turducken.

Would you guys rather have the new Town Car or a CTS-V?  That's a pretty tough call for me.

Town Car. Hands down. Simply because historically speaking, Windsor and Mod are cheaper and easier to live with than Northstar. And if they're serious about doing a real six-figure car, and making a legitimate Lincoln again, it'll put to shame any Cadillac on the road (as Lincolns tend to do), at least as far as luxury is concerned. Sure the Cadillac is faster, but that isn't the point.
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Throw in a little shaky cam when they have to run away, and it'd be hilarious!

http://www.thecleverest.com/countdown.swf (more: http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2007/05/joke_thatll_get_1.html)

Also makes a nice draw latency tester. redface.gif
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Umm, I live in California bro.  We got these pretty funny things called emmissions standards.  I think they're a riot but apparently the DMV is serious about that ****.

Yeah, just put the pipes on when it goes in to blow, and then take'em off when you get home. That said, our emissions standards are a joke - my ride "passed" with one of the pipes completely disconnected (I did not know it was off at the time, the car had been in my possession for less than 96 hours and you have to do emissions to get registration and plates) and they didn't even catch that on the "inspection." (They also will ignore engine/service lights and any other hazard that the engine throws - I'm pretty sure I could roll my old Mercury down there (it has a blown tranny, it won't leave 1, I'm just storing it for now) and the infocenter could pop up and display "Limp-Home Enabled - Check Transmission and Contact Service" and they'd probably "pass" that car (they passed it with a non-spec cat splice-welded into the pipe (it runs two cats, one of them failed about two years ago, they're $2400/ea from Ford as a bolt-on (that you can seriously do at home), but a friend of a friend put an aftermarket (legal) one on there for about a tenth of that (he actually did a nice job too, you could drop the entire pipe and remove the cats as per the Ford spec, but it's just the wrong actual cat in the center of the pipe; so at resale or whatever a new owner could have it serviced normally)- Ford won't touch that truck now, because there's torch marks all over the pipes and it technically should fail because it's non-standard, runs fine though)). So yeah, they're *really* dropping the ball I guess you could say. redface.gif

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"Hey Sturgeon, come here a sec will ya?  Look, I had some MASSIVE morning wood this morning and I was getting like the best wake-up present ever.  Then the misses saw your car and it just killed the mood.  Can you like throw a cover on that thing or something?  For Christssake we got kids here in this neighborhood."

HAHA!
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BTW, dogs like Turducken.

So do we, I brought a big 20lb Turducken to Thanksgiving last year and I'm going to do it again. I like it with spicy country sausage and cornbread stuffing, then served with garlic mashed potatoes, string beans, corn-on-the-cob, cranberry sauce, and fresh baked butterbread. Oooooh god... eek.gif I bake the smaller 3-4lb Turduken breast rolls during the rest of the year, and while not ungodly, they are great.
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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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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?"

Close, his name is Clifford. hahaha. I get his mail all the time, and once I received an envelope addressed to him with Cialis materials in it. So, I went and personally delivered it to him (instead of just throwing it into the big planter on his porch, like I normally do). I said, "Here dude, this looked impotent, I mean important. Good luck with the ED, that must suck." and then I gave him the "Bob salute" from the Enzyte commercials.
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Okay, but you thought about it a *little bit* yeah?  Yeah.  It's cool.  wink.gif

I did a lot of admiring of her butt, and she even caught me a couple times. I'm convinced God took extra care in shaping it.
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And fun I would think! 

It is! We didn't award it in person, it's done anonymously, according to tradition.
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Hey, as long as you guys are in sync and happy, it's all good.

Oh yeah. If she did a complete 180 and decided she does want a kid, we have options. I have some swimmers on ice and the process can be reversed (last resort). I doubt it though, she feels like I do. If I want to feel fatherly I just borrow the nephew for a couple days. That does the trick.
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He didn't want the VR6?

Too heavy, and the SC'd I4 has more torque. Also with the ECU upgrade you can actually surpass the VR6 HP numbers, and get better fuel economy.
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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?

Really, I hadn't, hatches aren't my area, so much. They're great, but I don't know as much about them.

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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

Oh yeah, I use that image a lot. biggrin.gif Al was pretty cool, for a demented, narcissistic, drug-abusing, sociopath. In terms of raw intellect, he was likely one of the brightest people of the 20th century, and his more mundane writings are surprisingly good. I have a couple of his personal journals (there are hundreds) and aside from them being murky in places, they're a lot of fun to read. He was a showman, as much as anything else, and he cultivated his dark persona as diligently as any modern day shock jock or heavy metal star. A lot of what people have read about him is true, but it's mostly self-promotion and building his reputation as "The Beast". If he were around today he'd be a lot like Howard Stern or Marilyn Manson.
Edited by Magick Man - 9/16/12 at 3:50am
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Magick - you can buy *pre-made* Turduckons? eek.gif

Also I lol'd at the neighbor-trolling.
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Magick - you can buy *pre-made* Turduckons? eek.gif
Also I lol'd at the neighbor-trolling.

YES!! You can buy them pre-made. You can order them online, or you can get them at some grocery stores. Sam's Club carries a good frozen one, and The Fresh Market (this awesome regional market chain) will make them to order, cooked or uncooked. I get the smaller turducken rolls at The Fresh Market too. They're fresh, wrapped in a baking bag, and ready to go. cool.gif I roast one about once a month.

http://www.cajungrocer.com/turducken-with-creole-pork-cornbread-957.html
http://www.cajungrocer.com/turducken-roll-with-pork-sausage-stuffing-845.html

I've had the rolls from these guys, and they're good, but it's not the same as a full turducken or quite as good as the rolls from the Fresh Market.
Edited by Magick Man - 9/16/12 at 4:10am
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OH, and the even bigger news, bigger than the turducken. With AAPL doing so well, and I've had some since 2010, I've decided that if it hits 775 by year end I'm going to buy something Italian and impractical. I'm seeing some good deals on 2-3 y/o 458s. Hmmm...smily_headphones1.gif
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In California, you can show zero emissions out of the tailpipe, but if the "service engine" light is on in the dash, you will fail your smog check. I once had a vehicle that had a flaky transmission speed sensor that would occasionally throw a fault that made the service light come on. After a few hundred miles (when the computer had overwritten the old data), it would go back off again. I tried to get a smog check done when the service light was on - no go. I came back a week later when the light had gone back off and it passed. It's idiotic. If the lawmakers were ACTUALLY concerned with emissions (and not just with giving a source of revenue to the state and the auto repair industry) the ONLY thing that should matter is the emissions coming out of the tailpipe. If wrapping your tailpipe in magic magnets and unicorn hair made your emissions lower, fine you should pass.

And we have to do this dance every 2 years or when we sell the car...
Edited by billybob_jcv - 9/16/12 at 7:24am
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How about a Murcielago MagickMan if you really want Italian and impractical bigsmile_face.gif

 

Currently rocking an Alfa so Italian but (barely) practical.
 

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Oh - and I worked for both Lockheed and Northrop (but not on the YF-23 and just peripherally on the B2). IMHO, there was no way the gov't was going to give both the B2 and ATF to Northrop. Northrop also had some other fairly large programs going where they were in competition with Lockheed and MacDac - and Northrop ultimately won those. McDonnell Douglas and General Dynamics were up to their eyeballs in the failed A-12. Boeing & Rcokwell were not seen as viable prime contractors for a tactical aircraft, and Grumman had never sold an aircraft to the Air Force and had zero stealth experience. I'm not saying Lockheed couldn't lose - but I do think they were in the best possible political position to win. Lockheed had the better team, and the final F-22 really is a great aircraft.
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What the heck is the deal with AC Cobra replicas selling for $50-60K? That seems ludicrous.
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On the Alfa - I found you a deal - it *might* need a wee-bit of work - maybe a good buff-out...

http://classiccars.com/listing-261344/1960-alfa-romeo-2000-for-sale-in-beverly-hills-california-us.html



obob & Magick - I found some serious BIG IRON for you - it doesn't get much bigger than this:

http://classiccars.com/listing-202989/1989-amo-zil-41502-for-sale-in-san-luis-obispo-california-us.html

"Not only that , they performed. Maximum speed - 190 km / hr. Acceleration time to 100 km / h - 13 seconds. Mass of the car is 5.5 tons." eek.gif
Edited by billybob_jcv - 9/16/12 at 10:43am
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http://www.supercars.net/cars/4769.html

Hey,if it burns 100 gal of fuel per hour, why not? ;)

 

Also, the horse power curve for that car prob. looks something like this:

 

(thats the frequency chart for the beats pro:)


Edited by SixthFall - 9/16/12 at 1:09pm
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http://www.supercars.net/cars/4769.html

Hey,if it burns 100 gal of fuel per hour, why not? ;)

 

Also, the horse power curve for that car prob. looks something like this:

 

(thats the frequency chart for the beats pro:)

That car is awesome! biggrin.gif

post #254 of 7862
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That car is awesome! biggrin.gif

yes it is, unfortunately, it's not very practical :)

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yes it is, unfortunately, it's not very practical :)

the cool this is they sold it with a SPARE engine when it was auctioned off. 

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