or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Members' Lounge (General Discussion) › An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up! - Page 278

post #4156 of 9247
Thread Starter 
I was about to comment that Blade Runner was superb, but it really is the lone exception in a chain of mediocre-to-horrific adaptations ("The Adjustment Bureau" wasn't awful, just not particularly good).
post #4157 of 9247
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

I was about to comment that Blade Runner was superb, but it really is the lone exception in a chain of mediocre-to-horrific adaptations ("The Adjustment Bureau" wasn't awful, just not particularly good).

I just realized that I have no idea what you guys are talking about because I'm a bit too young for blade runner........

post #4158 of 9247
Watch it Veyron, you will love it.
post #4159 of 9247

I used to read Isaac Asimov, Brian Aldis, Poul Anderson, Piers Anthony, J G Ballard, Alfred Bester, Robert Bloch, Ben Bova, Ray Bradbury, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Arthur C Clarke, Michael Crichton, L Sprague de Camp, Lester Del Ray, Philip K Dick, Stephen Donaldson, Harlan Ellison, Philip Jose Farmer, Alan Dean Foster, Hugo Gernsback (The father of Sci-Fi), Harry Harrison, Robert  Heinlein, Brian Herbert, Fred Hoyle, Aldous Huxley, Dean R Kroonz, Keith Laumer, Ursula Le Guin, Fritz Lieber, Stanislaw Lem, C S Lewis, Anne McCaffrey, Walter M Miller Jr, Michael Moorcock, Andre Norton, Goerge Orwell, Frederick Pohl, Fred Saberhagen, Robert Silverberg, Clifford D Simak, Cort Siodmak, Cordwainer Smith, E E Doc Smith, George O Smith, Norman Spinrad, Brian Stableford, Theodore Sturgeon, Jack Vance, A E van Vogt, Jules Verne, Kurt Vonnegut Jr, H G Wells, John Wyndham, Roger Zelazny, among others.

It all started when my father bought home a penny dreadful paperback of Edgar Rice Burroughs' book "The Chessmen Of Mars.

It ended with over 200 Sci-Fi novels.

post #4160 of 9247

Tell me this doesn't look like fun! 

 

post #4161 of 9247
Werebot? Hmm - nothing comes immediately to mind. There was a short story by Roger Zelazny (under a pen name) called "The Stainless Steel Leech" about a robot vampire: http://www.e-reading-lib.com/chapter.php/73093/4/Zelazny_-_The_Last_Defender_Of_Camelot.html

And, of course, the Futurama episode "The Honking"...
http://www.watchcartoononline.com/futurama-episode-218-the-honking
post #4162 of 9247

This has been making the rounds on the forums and websites the past few days. It might be a hoax, but it's claimed to be some sort of new debut. There's 60 comments on it at Carscoops, which usually only gets about three or four an article. Any ideas? The only reasons I'm considering it credible is because Jalopnik ran with it and because the design language is very professional. It's not something that looks like a college project or cheap photoshop job.

 

post #4163 of 9247
Thread Starter 
That new Opel Monza concept?
post #4164 of 9247
That grill looks like a Volvo... tongue.gif
post #4165 of 9247

I'm stuck between Volvo, Kia, and Citroen, but a lot of people are pointing to the wheel hub shape and claiming that it's a new Chrysler 300 replacement.

post #4166 of 9247
OK - so I have a topic for discussion: Let's suppose you were going to buy a car (new or used) that you plan to drive until it has at least 150K+ miles. What would you buy? You should consider the entire experience - longevity, total cost of ownership, comfort, economy, performance, style, etc. But it will be your ONLY car for the next 150K+ miles.

post #4167 of 9247
Quote:
Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

Werebot? Hmm - nothing comes immediately to mind. There was a short story by Roger Zelazny (under a pen name) called "The Stainless Steel Leech" about a robot vampire: http://www.e-reading-lib.com/chapter.php/73093/4/Zelazny_-_The_Last_Defender_Of_Camelot.html

And, of course, the Futurama episode "The Honking"...
http://www.watchcartoononline.com/futurama-episode-218-the-honking


Thats the one! Thanks. Gawd its been decades since I read that. I was quite amused to read Zelazny's referencing to "The Last Man on Earth" in that story..

 

Futurama, I'm only waiting to join the TMAC crown until such time as I can find an excuse to use the TOFU eating Tiger as an Avatarbiggrin.gif

 

 

That or Kifs first step off the ship on Stumbos 4

post #4168 of 9247
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

I'm stuck between Volvo, Kia, and Citroen, but a lot of people are pointing to the wheel hub shape and claiming that it's a new Chrysler 300 replacement.


I'm leaning toward the Volvo myself.

post #4169 of 9247
Toyota Camry or Ford/GM/Chrysler midsize sedans.

Would never buy one but admit they have a few positives about them and btw all those qualities can never be found in a single car. Economy and performance rarely go hand in hand with good styling.
post #4170 of 9247
Quote:
Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

Toyota Camry or Ford/GM/Chrysler midsize sedans.

Would never buy one but admit they have a few positives about them and btw all those qualities can never be found in a single car. Economy and performance rarely go hand in hand with good styling.


You are forgetting about the Toyota Solara, most likely the best all rounder in your stated categories.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Members' Lounge (General Discussion) › An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up!