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Oh Southern Cuisine is legendary, Mac and cheese, collard greens, hock, hickory smoked BBQ, corn bread and I could go on and on.
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New Orleans cuisine is unique and separate from the rest of the South because of the French, Creole & Cajun influence. Crawfish etouffee, snapping turtle soup, beignets, jambalaya, andouille sausage gumbo and (of course) Bananas Foster at Brennan's for dessert!!

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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

Look at that trunk of the motorcycle.

I can just imagine some redneck saying in redneck language: "She ain't pretty or nu'n, but she's strong..."



Looks like my family, I wish I was kidding. redface.gif No, we don't get on very well.


We had the regional VP for Porsche in this morning, which was neat. He showed off the Cayman GTS and that's just an amazing car, IMO better than the Carrera S but for $35k less. This one had the PDK gearbox and chrono package, which is fine but not what I'd prefer, the 6-spd Getrag manual is my weapon of choice for this car, and no I don't care that the PDK shifts faster (I would have smacked the guy if he'd kept going on about that), a stick shifts as fast as I want it to, because I'm in control. I'm not much of a paddle person, they can just deal with it. tongue.gif Anyway, to me, it and the Z06 are the cars to beat under $100k, both are stupid amounts of fun with amazing bang for the buck. I'd put the 4C up there too, but I can't see driving it every day, it's just too damned uncomfortable, but it would make a cool weekend toy.

So anyhow we were standing around shooting the breeze and he asked why I didn't order a 918 Spyder. I told him that we had the budget for 1 of the 3 big hypercars of this generation and I chose the crazy Italian with a V12 (for an exotic it's hard to go wrong there) but the 918 was my second choice. Well, he asked, "What if we could work that out and that wasn't an issue?" confused.gif Turns out, that since it technically isn't a limited production model, they built as many as they could sell and that turned out to be about 850 units, the 918 Spyder demonstrators aren't being shipped back to Europe, they're going to sort them out to "as new" condition and sell them under the Certified pre-owned program... at a discount. How much of a discount? I'm not able to say a number, but it's a quite chunk off the MSRP, like 100s of thousands off, and we can work out some 0% financing along with that (plus it's a hybrid and qualifies for rebates and tax credits, hahaha). So... it appears I'm probably getting one after all. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

The only part of the Southern USA that I really like is New Orleans - although I haven't been there since Katrina. I would really like an excuse to go back.

Living in Mobile, New Orleans was my absolute favorite place to take a day trip to. Even though NOLA is still in somewhat sad shape ten years on, it's on its way back and the French quarter never really took much of an economic hit from the hurricane. Even though a lot of the most historic areas of the city were wiped out during Katrina and other storms, they're always rebuilt in the same style and come out looking absolutely beautiful. While the downtown has definitely seen better days (the number of unoccupied skyscrapers makes it an ideal location for film crews to take over a block or two with almost no change in traffic patterns or working habits), it's still got amazing restaurants, galleries, shopping, and a top-tier university (Tulane) in town. It's probably my favorite working-class city in the country.

post #7610 of 7612
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Billy, you'll love this. A woman (~30ish) in a Benz passed me yesterday, both hands at the top of her steering wheel, thumbs tapping on her huge-ass iPhone, texting like mad at 60mph. I thought, "That's not going to end well" and sure enough, 30 seconds later I see plastic and bumpers flying everywhere. I get up to the accident and, you guessed it, she'd rear-ended a guy in a Tacoma, never even touched her brakes. She plowed him, he hit the car in front of him, and the car in front of that one smashed into a guardrail. I put on my hazards and pulled to the side, along with a few other cars, to see if anyone needed help (someone else dialed 911). The guy she hit was surprisingly okay, well, he wasn't severely injured, he'd seen her coming and took his foot off the brake letting the truck roll forward, using up some of the inertia. In her car there was blood everywhere, but she was alive, I could tell that because she was screaming. All her airbags had went off but she'd still smashed her nose, and there was no telling what other injuries she had.

Anyway, I told her to relax and not to move, ambulances were on the way, but within seconds she was going on about how the truck just suddenly "popped in out of nowhere" and how he'd slammed on his brakes in front of her. Riiight... I know I should have kept my mouth shut, just let it go and left it to the cops, but I just couldn't. "Listen, right before the accident I saw you texting while flying down the road, your big, stupid phone blocking the whole road. You're lucky you're alive, and you're damned lucky you didn't kill anyone else doing that stupid s***, you f****** moron." She then had the nerve to deny it, "No I wasn't, I swear!" I then told her to shut up and pinch her nose, she was still bleeding everywhere, but she apparently had broken it (who knew?) because then she screams again ("oops, my bad"). By then the cops get there and take over, and the EMTs show up soon after. I tell them everything (except the part where I told her to grab her nose tongue.gif), they find the phone in the car (for evidence), and hopefully justice will be done and she won't be driving again for a while (it holds the same penalty as driving drunk). Stupid cow.

Anyway, don't text and drive, people. In fact, just leave the damned thing in your pocket and forget it, don't risk someone else's life over it.


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Edited by Magick Man - Today at 12:37 am
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How ever did the human race manage to survive without cell phones in cars?

 

I think part of the penalty should be to have access to cell phones prohibited for 10 years after the offense. Then you'd never see anyone texting or without hands free again.

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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post
 

How ever did the human race manage to survive without cell phones in cars?

 

I think part of the penalty should be to have access to cell phones prohibited for 10 years after the offense. Then you'd never see anyone texting or without hands free again.


Texting is pretty stupid, but handsfree is no safer than hand held according to some research - just more legal, ATM, is all.

Like the man said, just leave the damned thing in your pocket and forget it, don't risk someone else's life over it.

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