Overnight Open Thread

Evenin' morons. I'm a bit under the weather but as they say the show must go on. If the ONT sucks, who cares. Evidently, I Didn't Build It Anyway. So I guess all complaints should be sent to the White House.

Last year Washington state voters approved the privatization of liquor sales so they could finally buy the good stuff at the grocery store. Well, the state of Washington in its infinite wisdom added an additional 10 percent distributor fee and 17 percent retail fee to replace money the state lost when it shut down its state-run liquor stores. Gee, I wonder what happens next. Ta da! Washington's Newly Privatized Liquor Stores Sending Business To Oregon.

Oh, evidently Think Progress is calling for a boycott Of These Companies. Guess I know which businesses to give my money to!

Real Fireworks

OK, I don't care what you did on the 4th of July, but whatever fireworks show you watched pales in comparison to this one. 5 Volunteers Stand Under An Atom Bomb As It Detonates. Volunteers my ass. Probably more like voluntold. I wonder if they put it on their FITREPs (Fitness Reports for you non military types).

iPhone Skin Cancer Screening

Um, I'm pretty sure this will get some folks into trouble. Are You Ready To Trust An iPhone App For Skin Cancer Diagnosis? You only have to take 23 different pictures of yourself. Nekkid.

Driving A Stick

So how many of you morons know how to drive a stick? My parents made me learn how to drive a stick first before driving with an automatic and I'm glad they did, especially when I've been stationed overseas where practically everything was manual. Is Knowing How To Drive Stick In America Still Essential? I'd say yes. When the shit hits the fan and you need a bug out vehicle, it would help that you know how to drive any type vehicle that's available. Plus, it's more fuel efficient if you know what you're doing.

Guess The Celeb

Here's The Answer And More.

SMOD

SMOD has sent an advance team to survey the field prior to its arrival. Asteroid To Fly By Earth This Weekend. You can watch a webcast of it here on Sunday at 1930 and at 2300 EST.

Friday Night Fights

In one corner, we have a Doberman. In the other corner, a teeny, tiny lil' kitteh. Ready, fight!

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Comments

1 Dam good overnite thread!! so far that is!

Posted by: Killerdog at July 20, 2012 10:04 PM (CZrbJ)

2 In before Barak Obama.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at July 20, 2012 10:04 PM (sJTmU)

3 Weak immune system? Prescription: more alcohol.

Posted by: derit at July 20, 2012 10:05 PM (ruiF1)

4 Cheers! To Brian Ross' spastic colon!

Posted by: USA at July 20, 2012 10:06 PM (6Cjut)

5 So I guess all complaints should be sent to the White House.

Complaints are your fault- you handle them.

Posted by: Baraka Soetero at July 20, 2012 10:07 PM (FcR7P)

6 Look at that vicious killer death Doberman! Which is letting that kitty play with his muzzle.

Posted by: joncelli at July 20, 2012 10:07 PM (CWlPF)

7 I guess Charlize Theron.

Posted by: Waterhouse at July 20, 2012 10:07 PM (ftTJ7)

8 THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT WINGERS!!!1!!1

Posted by: THE MSM at July 20, 2012 10:07 PM (zyaZ1)

9 I wonder how many morons will conceal carry at the movies this weekend.

Posted by: USA at July 20, 2012 10:08 PM (6Cjut)

10 Some people are so steady that they stand still.

Present!

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2012 10:09 PM (FcR7P)

11 Even if you c/c I dont know how you return fire at range in a theater like that. Take cover and defend yourself/fam if shooter gets close

Posted by: Zakn at July 20, 2012 10:10 PM (zyaZ1)

12 >>I wonder how many morons will conceal carry at the movies this weekend.


I went to see Batman today and I didn't carry.

It'd actually probably be a bad idea to CC at a theater right now.

Posted by: Ben at July 20, 2012 10:11 PM (VPxJg)

13 Oh, and the cypher says DRINK MORE OVALTINE.

Posted by: joncelli at July 20, 2012 10:11 PM (CWlPF)

14 Guess The Celeb

Harry Potter?

Posted by: nickless at July 20, 2012 10:12 PM (MMC8r)

15 Stick? Oh, The electronically-controlled shifter! It's tricky, but years of fapping have made for superb wrist control.

Posted by: derit at July 20, 2012 10:13 PM (ruiF1)

16 Guess The Celeb

I've seen her before. Justin Bieber?

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2012 10:13 PM (FcR7P)

17 >>>Friday Night Fights

ONTs are way too violent and should be banned.

Posted by: Nanny Bloomberg at July 20, 2012 10:13 PM (1Dlit)

18 Speaking of a stick, which I've only driven once, I always thought it would be funny to replace someones stick shift with a dildo.

Does anyone else thing that would be hilarious?

Posted by: Ben at July 20, 2012 10:13 PM (VPxJg)

19 I did not recognize a majority of the "now" photos in the celebs then and now. Does that make me a hipster douche?

Probably not. I'd probably be a hipster douche regardless.

Posted by: Truman North, iPhone snob at July 20, 2012 10:14 PM (I2LwF)

20 I suck. No. Really I do.

Posted by: Barky O'McFuckstick at July 20, 2012 10:14 PM (RFWUP)

21 I cannot understand how anyone wouldn't think Charlize Theron is beautiful in that picture of her. Its like those teen movies where the stunning babe takes off her glasses and shakes her hair out, and everyone looks shocked. Uh, she was a babe before then.

The whole states controlling liquor sales never has made sense to me. Its just another product, why is it controlled by government?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 20, 2012 10:15 PM (r4wIV)

22 Ben, it's been done. I inadvertently found that out while looking for a photo to go with that story. Don't search beautiful woman stick shift.

Posted by: CDR M at July 20, 2012 10:15 PM (dKV5k)

23 Wow. Those celeb pics? What stands out is how drawn and artificial almost all of them look now.

Posted by: nickless at July 20, 2012 10:15 PM (MMC8r)

24 You'll notice that the state and the mob basically try to control the same products, and will do it in the same way.

This is no coincidence.

Posted by: Truman North, iPhone snob at July 20, 2012 10:16 PM (I2LwF)

25 Charlize Theron... HOT!!!

Posted by: General Woundwort at July 20, 2012 10:16 PM (DWgdc)

26 You know, I would probably duck under the seat and shoot his feet. I mean, he can't very well shield them, and he sure can't shoot much laying on his loser back on the cement.

But that's just my chicken-shit backup plan if running like hell didn't work.

Posted by: tcn at July 20, 2012 10:16 PM (eFcVx)

27 After watching this video, I am suddenly very interested in watching the women's olympics hurdle races.

http://youtu.be/tMgmYutL9W0

Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 10:17 PM (AUeaU)

28 I work in Spokane, WA, and occasionally across the border in Idaho. My favorite Scotch went up $15/bottle when the new law went into effect. In the first month, liquor sales in Idaho went up over 45%, and I think Oregon was about 33%. I loved the idea of getting the state out of the liquor business, but that was a poorly written law and I voted against it.

Posted by: Daniel at July 20, 2012 10:17 PM (tfup/)

29 >>Ben, it's been done. I inadvertently found that out while looking for a
photo to go with that story. Don't search beautiful woman stick shift.

Ha! I had a good friend in highschool who drove a stick and I always wanted to do that to him, but I wasn't mechnically inclined or willing to buy a dildo at a sex store.

I still think it would be hilarious to do to someone.

Posted by: Ben at July 20, 2012 10:17 PM (VPxJg)

30 " You'll notice that the state and the mob basically try to control the same products, and will do it in the same way. "
This is true, except prostitution. They control the numbers, drugs, and booze though. For the same reason really: that's where the money is.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 20, 2012 10:17 PM (r4wIV)

31
why is it controlled by government?


Uhhhmmm....because we let them?

Posted by: Cicero Kid at July 20, 2012 10:17 PM (rZ7vi)

32 The real question is, can I drive an automatic? On those rare occasions when I do my left foot goes reaching for the clutch and slams the parking brake to the floor.

Posted by: Gordon undead Ramsay at July 20, 2012 10:18 PM (9HhTH)

33 I cannot understand how anyone wouldn't think Charlize Theron is beautiful in that picture of her
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Actually, I've noticed that some "beautiful" celebrities just aren't attractive to me solely because they are so airbrushed every time I see them.

There is something to be said to having some minor, and realistic, faults.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 10:18 PM (AUeaU)

34 forget the stick....how many can use the three on the tree?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 20, 2012 10:19 PM (tX4Sx)

35 You'll notice that the state and the mob basically try to control the same products, and will do it in the same way.

Or, as we like to call the arrangement: partnership.

Posted by: Chicago at July 20, 2012 10:19 PM (FcR7P)

36 I learned to drive three on a tree, in an old Ford Falcon. Sure wish I had that station wagon these days. That was a thing of beauty. Of course, back then gas cost 69 cents a gallon.... Oh well, I guess I'll stick with the current mom-mobile.

Posted by: tcn at July 20, 2012 10:20 PM (eFcVx)

37 It's good for teens to drive a stick--that way they aren't tempted to start texting while driving.

Posted by: USS Diversity at July 20, 2012 10:20 PM (2d71t)

38 My brother had an old state highway truck we converted into a river beater. 3 on the tree...i would drive it when they had too much to drink.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at July 20, 2012 10:21 PM (rZ7vi)

39 My truck is a stick. I don't like automatics. Control freak, I guess.

Posted by: Pecos at July 20, 2012 10:21 PM (2Gb0y)

40 @21 Could be worse in Finland only the government own Alko stores can sell hard liquor and beer over 4.7%. And your right about this hollywood cliche that glasses on women are supposed to make them nerdy and less attractive, lots a times they make them more attractive.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at July 20, 2012 10:21 PM (pop1z)

41 After watching this video, I am suddenly very interested in watching the women's olympics hurdle races.

http://youtu.be/tMgmYutL9W0


Yup, I can't wait for that in stunning HD.

Posted by: Waterhouse at July 20, 2012 10:21 PM (ftTJ7)

42 37
It's good for teens to drive a stick--that way they aren't tempted to start texting while driving.

Posted by: USS Diversity at July 20, 2012 10:20 PM (2d71t)

Yes and no. I used to eat breakfast on the way to work while driving a stick. And now that my mom-mobile is automatic, I still put my foot through the floor boards if it's slippery out, looking for the clutch to downshift. There are a lot of things one can do in a car, no matter how complicated the driving thereof. If ya know what I mean.

Posted by: tcn at July 20, 2012 10:22 PM (eFcVx)

43 how many can use the three on the tree?

The original automatic, really.

I hate automatics because you can't control your speed with the engine. I hate them worse because no one else can do it, either, and they have to tap their brakes constantly.

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2012 10:22 PM (FcR7P)

44 Do they even sell sticks in America anymore? Aside from sports cars, I can't think of the last time I've seen a car with a stick on the lot at a dealership.

I know they used to be common, but I don't ever see knew cars with stick shifts

Posted by: Ben at July 20, 2012 10:22 PM (VPxJg)

45 You'll notice that the state and the mob basically try to control the same products, and will do it in the same way. "
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Because the modern bureaucratic state is becoming little more then a protection racket.

It is more pronounced in Europe, but it is scary to see here.

I had some recent dealing with a bureaucrat, who of course screwed up my paperwork and almost caused me a world of trouble.

I was advised that no matter what I not complain in the least to the woman responsible, or those in her organization, because they would go out of their way to screw my over.

This is modern America. You pay your protection money and don't complain and they will probably leave you alone.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 10:22 PM (AUeaU)

46 Batteries? who need them? I was able to push start my cj5 all by my onsie.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at July 20, 2012 10:23 PM (rZ7vi)

47 lots a times they make them more attractive.

Bailey, WKRP

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2012 10:24 PM (FcR7P)

48 Or, as we like to call the arrangement: partnership.
***
The Mob became the Unions, the Unions have in large measure become the government.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 10:24 PM (AUeaU)

49 Sure glasses are like an accessory, on many women they are more attractive. I knew a girl who was desperate to get her glasses off and get contacts, but she wasn't as pretty without them.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 20, 2012 10:25 PM (r4wIV)

50
and another excellect example of the difference between an officer and a CPO

hey chief, wanna stand under a atomic bomb going off?
ummmm yeah, screw you sir....now where's my coffee?

Posted by: navycopjoe at July 20, 2012 10:27 PM (TvbvY)

51 28 My in-laws live in Camas, WA. They always shop across the river in Portland. They stock up on liquor in CA when they visit family.

Posted by: no good deed at July 20, 2012 10:27 PM (0lYad)

52 Ok, so I'm considering signing up for a matchmaking service. The internet stuff is just too flaky, and when all your friends and their friends are married it doesn't leave a lot of opportunities to meet people.

The particular place I am look at seems legit - they've been around 30 years and they do the whole rigamarole of interviewing you personally. It isn't cheap, but in the grand scheme of things I can afford it.

Thoughts?

Oh, also, I need to come up with what qualities I'm looking for in a woman. I give morons free reign to go to town on that one...

Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 10:28 PM (AUeaU)

53 I had a much better chance with girls who lost or broke their glasses.

Posted by: USS Diversity at July 20, 2012 10:28 PM (2d71t)

54 Sure glasses are like an accessory, on many women they are more attractive.
***
However "bugeye" sun glasses must die.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 10:28 PM (AUeaU)

55 I hate auto-tragic transmissions.

When I can, manual all the way.

I'm stuck with an AT at the moment, but I'll fix it when I can. It's because it's hard to find a reasonably-price non-tiny car with a manual - especially on the used market (which was virtually destroyed by the Crush The Used Market With Tax Dollars program. Effin dumbass politicians.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 20, 2012 10:29 PM (qN9Zh)

56 My International Harvester Scout had three on the tree and a 345.

Posted by: Gordon undead Ramsay at July 20, 2012 10:29 PM (9HhTH)

57 Do they even sell sticks in America anymore?
***
I'll admit I've paid on occasion.

Posted by: Barack Obama at July 20, 2012 10:29 PM (AUeaU)

58 I'm probably a lot younger* than those on here lamenting the demise of the manual transmission, but I miss mine. I had a truck I loved to death with a 5-speed and the old fashioned 2-4-4low. When you're running a stick, it's a combo of man and machine, with the operator in total control. When you're running an auto, it's just man pointing machine and letting it make all the decisions. It's a less-connected driving experience.


*33, since somebody will ask.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at July 20, 2012 10:29 PM (lJJMb)

59 >>>44 Do they even sell sticks in America anymore? Aside from sports cars, I can't think of the last time I've seen a car with a stick on the lot at a dealership.

I know they used to be common, but I don't ever see knew cars with stick shifts


Answer is yes but it has to fall into one of three categories. Two door Performance car where a stick is desirable to some drivers, certain specialty heavy and off road vehicles such as my Jeep Rubicon is a 6 speed manual. Economy Cars where the automatic negatively (noticeably) impact mileage.

Pretty much every 4 door family car Regardless of configuration will be an automatic.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 20, 2012 10:30 PM (GE1+K)

60 18-1 - Don't use the "will you visit me in prison?" line. Its been done.

Posted by: USA at July 20, 2012 10:30 PM (6Cjut)

61 One of those 5 volunteers went on to a short lived career in Hollywood:
bit.ly/cPxb2J

Posted by: OxyCon at July 20, 2012 10:30 PM (TWn4N)

62 Oh, also, I need to come up with what qualities I'm
looking for in a woman. I give morons free reign to go to town on that
one...


Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 10:28 PM (AUeaU)

So I'm guessing "massive melons" and "suck the chrome off a trailer hitch" go without saying, right?

Posted by: joncelli at July 20, 2012 10:30 PM (CWlPF)

63
52 I need to come up with what qualities I'm looking for in a woman

a vagina and a heartbeat
heartbeat optional depending on how much you drank

Posted by: navycopjoe at July 20, 2012 10:31 PM (TvbvY)

64 Top comment on the hurdler video;

this video has everything! boobs jiggling, ass eating underwear, sexy
dancing, cop with an ugly face, and she even wins! itīs like a movie!!!


and it was better then cats....

Posted by: Barack Obama at July 20, 2012 10:31 PM (AUeaU)

65 knew=new

me=drinking crown royal

Posted by: Ben at July 20, 2012 10:31 PM (VPxJg)

66 >>52 I need to come up with what qualities I'm looking for in a woman

a hole....somewhere..

Posted by: Ben at July 20, 2012 10:32 PM (VPxJg)

67 "Don't use the "will you visit me in prison?" line. "

Try 'does this rag smell like chloroform? It works best with props.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 20, 2012 10:32 PM (r4wIV)

68 Driving stick on a very steep hill can get interesting if you are stopped.

You could really use a third foot then.

Posted by: eman at July 20, 2012 10:33 PM (bbW7j)

69 The first hurdler Jenneke hugs after she wins is nothing to sneeze at either.

Posted by: Waterhouse at July 20, 2012 10:34 PM (ftTJ7)

70 Don't use the "will you visit me in prison?" line. Its been done.
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I drive by a men's prison on the way to work...and every now and then notice that a comely young woman walking in is clearly neither a lawyer nor a guard and wonder what the hell is going on in her head.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 10:34 PM (AUeaU)

71 @53
So Velma? That what debunk the rumors.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at July 20, 2012 10:34 PM (pop1z)

72 So what have we learned today, other than that any medical student could snap at any moment?

Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at July 20, 2012 10:34 PM (a5ljo)

73 Is this a slower than normal ONT? I'm here because both clubs in the nearest town are doing karaoke instead of live music tonight. Small town karaoke is worse than anything used for torture at club gitmo.

Posted by: Gordon undead Ramsay at July 20, 2012 10:35 PM (9HhTH)

74 "every now and then notice that a comely young woman walking in is clearly neither a lawyer nor a guard and wonder what the hell is going on in her head. '

Could be family. Even prisoners have sisters.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 20, 2012 10:35 PM (r4wIV)

75 52

Subscription services don't exist to get it right the first time.


Posted by: derit at July 20, 2012 10:36 PM (ruiF1)

76 Jenneke is no Allison Stokke.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 20, 2012 10:36 PM (r4wIV)

77 >>>You could really use a third foot then.

That's why they install the e brake on the center counsel on sticks so your right hand can be your third foot. Who taught you to drive a stick that didn't teach you that?

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 20, 2012 10:36 PM (GE1+K)

78 The ThinkProgress list was great - yet another reason to love Waffle House - I miss eating there since we moved from Maryland to New England (I think MD is as far north as I've seen them). And since AngelSoft toilet paper is on the list, I can think of the Democrats every time I wipe my butt.

Posted by: RightWingProf at July 20, 2012 10:37 PM (bHgwn)

79 Eman

The trick is to set the parking brake, ease out on the clutch, release parking brake.

Posted by: cowboyup at July 20, 2012 10:37 PM (02U/I)

80 Meh.

I am sick to death of trying to learn how to "drive stick".

Somehow, it always involves going backwards through a muddy shit- pond.

Central America or Albuquerqe -- same deal!

So...

As far as I know, driving stick involves reversing mini-vams out of mud-holes.

I would be terrigied to drive forwards out of the parking lot!

Posted by: Deety at July 20, 2012 10:38 PM (e65BZ)

81 >Driving stick on a very steep hill can get interesting if you are stopped.

This is where a truck with a stick really shines. You get to use that first gear that is too low for level ground, and then there is 4WD low range.

Posted by: Gordon undead Ramsay at July 20, 2012 10:38 PM (9HhTH)

82 So Velma? That what debunk the rumors.
***
I'd like totally hit that Scoob!

Posted by: Shaggy at July 20, 2012 10:38 PM (AUeaU)

83
Ha!

Think Progress... they do neither

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at July 20, 2012 10:38 PM (IyKYr)

84 Driving stick on a very steep hill can get interesting if you are stopped.

Jones Street in San Francisco. Some clown in the office said that would be a good way to miss southbound traffic. Ha-ha! You're hoping to roll thru the stop signs at each crest because they're like 45 degrees. Some idiot pedestrian waits and waits and waits for me...and then crosses so I have to stop. Burned thru a lot of clutch before it engaged again.

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2012 10:38 PM (FcR7P)

85 I just never used the brake on a hill. Just balanced the clutch and gas to maintain position before moving on.

Posted by: CDR M at July 20, 2012 10:39 PM (dKV5k)

86 I'm not looking to wrestle the car where I need to go-- Driving a stick is like surfing the Internet on a computer you have to crank.

Posted by: nickless at July 20, 2012 10:39 PM (MMC8r)

87 My experience driving is pretty limited but I found driving a stick wasn't nearly as difficult or complex as I feared. It wasn't really much to it at all, although stopping on a hill sucked. I managed it, but chirped the tires.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 20, 2012 10:39 PM (r4wIV)

88 After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it.

Posted by: Truman North, iPhone snob at July 20, 2012 10:40 PM (I2LwF)

89 >>>You only have to take 23 different pictures of yourself. Nekkid.

It's a trap!

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar, Tactical Genius at July 20, 2012 10:40 PM (c1WVm)

90 A man named James Holmes living in Colorado read the ONT once. I haven't verified if this is the same James Holmes, but I'm a credentialed and award winning tv journalist, I don't have to get it right

Posted by: Brian Ross at July 20, 2012 10:40 PM (Y7XKa)

91 >>>86 I'm not looking to wrestle the car where I need to go-- Driving a stick is like surfing the Internet on a computer you have to crank

You're a Mac user aren't you?

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 20, 2012 10:40 PM (GE1+K)

92 Subscription services don't exist to get it right the first time.
***
You pay up front for 6 months or a year.

So, on the one hand they already have my money, on the other hand they don't have a specific reason to screw me over either as they would if it was pay by the match or some such.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 10:40 PM (AUeaU)

93 Incidentally James Taranto tweeted a link to the Salman Rushdie story here. I think he probably reads here too. Maybe even the comments.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 20, 2012 10:40 PM (r4wIV)

94 I've only seen a gun 3 times in my life. Two of those was in a Waffle House.

Posted by: Jim Gaffigan at July 20, 2012 10:41 PM (YJQhY)

95 CDR M

Thats what i normally do too.

Posted by: cowboyup at July 20, 2012 10:41 PM (02U/I)

96 After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it.
***
Someone broke the law...WE NEED MORE LAWS!

Posted by: Some Liberal at July 20, 2012 10:41 PM (AUeaU)

97 Incidentally James Taranto tweeted a link to the Salman Rushdie story
here. I think he probably reads here too. Maybe even the comments.
***
No gungrabber story is ever complete until a liberal with armed bodyguards responds.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 10:42 PM (AUeaU)

98 Driving a stick is like surfing the Internet on a computer you have to crank

Coal fired computing, the wave of the future!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 20, 2012 10:43 PM (xKC/c)

99 Ever notice everyone gets all panicked about spree killers but not serial killers, who usually kill more people?

Posted by: nickless at July 20, 2012 10:44 PM (MMC8r)

100 If you don't know how to double-clutch and heel-and-toe shift, steep hills are a challenge with a stick.

If you do, it's not a problem. Unless your car is like severely underpowered or something, in which case, that's your second mistake.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 20, 2012 10:44 PM (qN9Zh)

101 You're a Mac user aren't you?

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 20, 2012 10:40 PM (GE1+K)

Linux.

Posted by: nickless at July 20, 2012 10:44 PM (MMC8r)

102

That's why they install the e brake on the center counsel on sticks so your right hand can be your third foot. Who taught you to drive a stick that didn't teach you that?
Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 20, 2012 10:36 PM (GE1+K)

Meh. That's no fun.

Anyway, you still have to let that go just right so you don't stall.

Posted by: eman at July 20, 2012 10:44 PM (bbW7j)

103 @83: thread winner finalist

Posted by: Truman North, iPhone snob at July 20, 2012 10:45 PM (I2LwF)

104 It's not a transmission, it's a GEARBOX !!!

Posted by: Jeremy Clarkson at July 20, 2012 10:45 PM (Y7XKa)

105 Try a stick on a slippery boat ramp. That will separate the sheep from the goats.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 20, 2012 10:47 PM (cQjr5)

106
>>>It's not a transmission, it's a GEARBOX

If it has more than one ratio it's a transmission. Your rear end is a gearbox.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 20, 2012 10:47 PM (GE1+K)

107 hi all
ugh

Posted by: chemjeff on the phone at July 20, 2012 10:47 PM (WFEZA)

108 Ever notice everyone gets all panicked about spree killers but not serial killers, who usually kill more people?
***
Actually, the person statistically most likely to murder you is a communist, and 52% of the electorate voted for one.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 10:48 PM (AUeaU)

109
""I hate auto-tragic transmissions.



When I can, manual all the way.""


Yeah same here. I like the auto when you're in stop and go traffic, and not have to deal with cantaloupe knee, but generally I like driving a stick way better. The main thing I don't like about auto transmissions these days is that the ones today have the life span of the average blow dryer and cost a king's ransom to fix. I just don't trust the quality of them. My car with the manual trans has 130K on it with the original clutch, my car with the auto already needed a tranny. The kicker is I used to build automatic transmissions in the hot rod days, so it would be a breeze for me to rebuild them, but this front wheel drive sideways engine shit on all these cars today is a frigging nightmare, and screw working on the ground.

Posted by: Berserker at July 20, 2012 10:48 PM (FMbng)

110 Try a stick on a slippery boat ramp. That will separate the sheep from the goats.
***
So true - I definitely prefer the goat's slippery ramp.

Posted by: Some Jihadi at July 20, 2012 10:49 PM (AUeaU)

111 Judging from what I see in dealer lots, just about every car has an automatic transmission due to low demand for sticks

Usually it's the high performance packages or the sport luxury sedans that offer manual gearboxes

With the popularity of flappy paddle shifters, the stick shift is going the way of carburetors and manual crank windows

Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 10:49 PM (Y7XKa)

112
Learned to drive on an old Army jeep. The Toy is stick, wouldn't have it any other way.

I also brake left footed with an auto, for me it's much faster.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 20, 2012 10:49 PM (SAMxH)

113 Truman, 83 gets my vote for day winner.

Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at July 20, 2012 10:50 PM (a5ljo)

114 I'd like totally hit that Scoob!
---------------------------------
Better then the Anoerexic I'm stuck with.

Posted by: Fred Jones at July 20, 2012 10:50 PM (pop1z)

115 Holmes--I guess we'll have to see that sonofabitch's creepy face for a long time.

Posted by: USS Diversity at July 20, 2012 10:50 PM (2d71t)

116 re:The Boycott List

Liberals want other Libs to boycott the Coachella Music Festival? Isn't that their annual Woodstock?

Posted by: Ktgreat at July 20, 2012 10:50 PM (+kgJg)

117 "some people are so steady that they stand still"

Posted by: joncelli at July 20, 2012 10:51 PM (CWlPF)

118 86 I'm not looking to wrestle the car where I need to go-- Driving a stick is like surfing the Internet on a computer you have to crank.
Posted by: nickless at July 20, 2012 10:39 PM (MMC8r)


Actually, driving an automatic is like surfing the net without a keyboard.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 20, 2012 10:51 PM (qN9Zh)

119 >>>The main thing I don't like about auto transmissions these days is that the ones today have the life span of the average blow dryer

F* ing slush boxes

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 20, 2012 10:51 PM (GE1+K)

120 >New Balance< is some damn fine runnin shoes, iffn you are into that


and...........Gimme Eat! Give everybody eat!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Major _________ de Coverly at July 20, 2012 10:51 PM (Dll6b)

121 "Your rear end is a gearbox."



Ow! Posi-traction or limited-slip? [lisping]

Posted by: derit at July 20, 2012 10:52 PM (ruiF1)

122 Better then the Anoerexic I'm stuck with.

Posted by: Fred Jones at July 20, 2012 10:50 PM (pop1z)
***
I would most definitely give her something to eat - if you get my drift, oh but you're Fred....never mind.
And who the hell let the dog get high again?!?

Posted by: Velma at July 20, 2012 10:52 PM (AUeaU)

123 the average blow dryer


I'm right here, stud....

Posted by: Sandra "jaws" Fluke at July 20, 2012 10:52 PM (Dll6b)

124 Has anyone driven and older truck with a vacuum or electric shifted 2-speed rear end? Those are fun to get them to do what you want.

Posted by: Ronster at July 20, 2012 10:52 PM (YJQhY)

125 UK - US automotive dictionary

Gearbox - Transmission
Windscreen - Windshield
Rev Counter - Tachometer
Indicators - Turn Signals
Boot - Trunk
Bonnet - Hood
Lamps - Lights
Saloon - Sedan
Estate - Station Wagon
Motorway - Freeway
Cock - BMW or Audi driver

Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 10:53 PM (Y7XKa)

126
Starting a stick vehicle on a boat ramp or hill is easy--if you have enough coordination to walk it isn't a big deal.

I had a hell of a time getting my wife to quit sliding through intersections in the winter because she refused to bump the auto into neutral, so the front wheels weren't pulling the car, especially on a down grade.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 20, 2012 10:54 PM (SAMxH)

127 I also brake left footed with an auto, for me it's much faster.


Posted by: irongrampa at July 20, 2012 10:49 PM


Ah, spoken like a true stick driver. Gotta give that left foot something to do at all times. lol

Posted by: Berserker at July 20, 2012 10:54 PM (FMbng)

128 With the popularity of flappy paddle shifters, the stick shift is going the way of carburetors and manual crank windows

Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 10:49 PM (Y7XKa)


Most of those are "fakes" - they're just autos with a different controller. You tend to pay a lot for the real thing (BMW M, Porsche, exotics, etc).

I drove a Toyota with one of those and it was *crap*, shifted like a 1986 Chrysler.

The real ones are "clutchless manuals," not automatics.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 20, 2012 10:55 PM (qN9Zh)

129 Has anyone driven and older truck with a vacuum or electric shifted 2-speed rear end?

Were those the ones with a dark red button you pulled up on the shifter? My dad's dump trucks were like that, but if I were to use the petals back then, I'd barely be able to see the speedometer.

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2012 10:55 PM (FcR7P)

130 Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 10:53 PM (Y7XKa)


wanker; git; bint !!!!!!!!

Posted by: Engllish Tourettes guy at July 20, 2012 10:55 PM (Dll6b)

131
America: Ride=trip in a car
Britain: Ride=doink

Posted by: USS Diversity at July 20, 2012 10:56 PM (2d71t)

132
68 Driving stick on a very steep hill can get interesting if you are stopped.
You could really use a third foot then.
Posted by: eman at July 20, 2012 10:33 PM (bbW7j)



Use the parking brake, clutch in and first gear... rev and release brake and clutch simultaneously

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at July 20, 2012 10:56 PM (XN0LR)

133 The world needs more 'ettes.

Posted by: derit at July 20, 2012 10:56 PM (ruiF1)

134 Your Kate Upton fix for the evening.

http://tinyurl.com/3ll2dx7

It should interest from the thread above that stepped on the ONT


Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 10:56 PM (Y7XKa)

135 Ben, our 2009 four-door is a stick shift. Cheapest car we could get.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at July 20, 2012 10:57 PM (61onk)

136 I would most definitely give her something to eat - if you get my drift-
***
You mean you have like a snow drift? Like, how can I not eat that?

Posted by: Daphne at July 20, 2012 10:57 PM (pop1z)

137 I learned how to drive on a stick and when i bought my first car i got a stick because i liked driving them so much, but living in the city can be really annoying with a stick so these days i'm driving automatic.

Posted by: booger at July 20, 2012 10:57 PM (HI6wa)

138 I need to come up with what qualities I'm looking for in a woman.

Willing to go south of the border? Skilled at tongue gymnastics? Accomplished sandwich chef?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 20, 2012 10:57 PM (VA769)

139 Ah, spoken like a true stick driver. Gotta give that left foot something to do at all times. lol


Posted by: Berserker at July 20, 2012 10:54 PM

But what about the right hand?

Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 10:58 PM (Y7XKa)

140 Use the parking brake, clutch in and first gear... rev and release brake and clutch simultaneously

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at July 20, 2012 10:56 PM (XN0LR)


San Francisco, me, and a 4-speed VW.

They used to make people who took the driving test with manual transmission cars do just that

Posted by: Major _________ de Coverly at July 20, 2012 10:58 PM (Dll6b)

141 You only have to take 23 different pictures of yourself. Nekkid.

____________________

Done and done. Now I just find a nice "doctor" on twitter and dm them to her, right?

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at July 20, 2012 10:59 PM (FIYvq)

142 34 forget the stick....how many can use the three on the tree?
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 20, 2012 10:19 PM (tX4S


Did that with a AMC Hornet, forgot what year it was

Posted by: Ma Bell at July 20, 2012 10:59 PM (uVuwp)

143 @41 the HD is here:

http://vimeo.com/45784191

Posted by: Grover's Improved No. 5 at July 20, 2012 10:59 PM (B2VwH)

144 Yes t-bird.

Posted by: Ronster at July 20, 2012 11:00 PM (YJQhY)

145 Use the parking brake, clutch in and first gear... rev and release brake and clutch simultaneously
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at July 20, 2012 10:56 PM (XN0LR)


I know how to do it. I just insist on doing it feet only.

The real trick is knowing your clutch and gas pedal well.

Posted by: eman at July 20, 2012 11:00 PM (bbW7j)

146 BTW I am *totally* okay if *other people* like automatics. I am a snob for me, not for you.

So I don't look down on you if you drive one - I just really prefer the engine to do what *I* want it to do, not what some engineer from Detroit wants it to do.

I end up arguing with ATs because they keep doing the wrong thing, sometimes at really inopportune times.

Traction control does that sometimes too, I swapped ends on a BMW 325 (luckily no damage) because the traction control detected a skid and hit the brakes, transferring the weight to the front of the car, which was not the end with the traction problem.

I won't even touch the new Volvos with the automatic brakes. Holy crap, that couldn't *possibly* go lethally wrong, could it?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 20, 2012 11:00 PM (qN9Zh)

147 forget the stick....how many can use the three on the tree?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 20, 2012 10:19 PM (tX4S


1959 Opel wagon. The gears on the tree formed an H


reverse was towards you and up

Posted by: Major _________ de Coverly at July 20, 2012 11:01 PM (Dll6b)

148 Willing to go south of the border? Skilled at tongue gymnastics? Accomplished sandwich chef?
***
Actually, I *can* make my own sandwich.

How do you politely say "minimal nagging and whining"?


Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 11:01 PM (AUeaU)

149 Anybody notice that puppy upstream is looking sort of ginger?

Posted by: tcn at July 20, 2012 11:01 PM (eFcVx)

150 34 forget the stick....how many can use the three on the tree?
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 20, 2012 10:19 PM (tX4S


57 Chevy. Like driving an aircraft carrier.

Posted by: eman at July 20, 2012 11:02 PM (bbW7j)

151 When I got my Honda Accord wagon, I wanted the EX trim level with a manual transmission, so I called Honda and asked 'em where I could find 'em.

There were only 14 in California.

I'm still driving mine.


Posted by: cthulhu at July 20, 2012 11:02 PM (kaalw)

152 Yup, you can buy new cars with manual transmissions. I'm looking at a Mustang convertible, V8, 5-speed manual.

I liken driving with a manual vs. an auto to sailing vs. motor boating (no, not the boobehs).

Posted by: butch at July 20, 2012 11:02 PM (nK2Sx)

153 But what about the right hand?



Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 10:58 PM


You hold your beer. lol

Posted by: Berserker at July 20, 2012 11:03 PM (FMbng)

154 If you can drive in New Jersey, you've earned the license that the comes with points already on it

If you've ever dealt with the DMV in NJ, you knew where all the escaped nazis went

Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 11:03 PM (Y7XKa)

155 How do you politely say "minimal nagging and whining"?




Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 11:01 PM (AUeaU)

How about "No bitches, and go make me a sammich!"

Posted by: tcn at July 20, 2012 11:03 PM (eFcVx)

156 #148: Laid-back or easy-going, maybe?

Posted by: Joe Biden at July 20, 2012 11:03 PM (3yCFy)

157 This...
is The Peoples' Republic of AnnArbor

I trust someone has spoken with Comrade Fritzworth about stepping on the ONOT

g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 20, 2012 11:04 PM (JMmQ9)

158
First car--47 Chev with vacuum assisted shift. Piece of dog shit unless it decided to operate properly, which was only occasionally.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 20, 2012 11:04 PM (SAMxH)

159 Here in the People's Republic of Madison, we believe that Ann Arbor is a whore. At least during football season.

Posted by: tcn at July 20, 2012 11:04 PM (eFcVx)

160 If you can drive in New Jersey, you've earned the license that the comes with points already on it

If you've ever dealt with the DMV in NJ, you knew where all the escaped nazis went



Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 11:03 PM



You MUST have lived here at some point.

Posted by: Berserker at July 20, 2012 11:05 PM (FMbng)

161 Begone, useful idiot (except for maybe the "useful" part) sock!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 20, 2012 11:05 PM (3yCFy)

162 150
34 forget the stick....how many can use the three on the tree?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 20, 2012 10:19 PM (tX4S




Try a three on the tree with a worn shifter and a bad clutch

Even automatics use mainly floor shifters now, other than cop cars, taxis, and some pickup trucks

Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 11:06 PM (Y7XKa)

163 My opinion is that DMV employees are those who failed TSA training because they had no patience for the feel-up and went straight for the throat.

Posted by: tcn at July 20, 2012 11:06 PM (eFcVx)

164 I learned to drive a stick in a 1986 Yugo (it was factory new!) 4 speed on a road trip to Florida with 2 friends who were tripping and I was the one who was not on psychedelics. It was a blast and hey it wasn't my car so if i ragged his gearbox, he wouldn't have known anyhow. Geez that car was a big ole P.O.S.

Posted by: helofixer at July 20, 2012 11:07 PM (kgM4e)

165
Mazda3's come equipped with sticks.

Ford still owns part of it; the wife and I have one each, but she got the 6-speed.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at July 20, 2012 11:08 PM (gvWL9)

166 Actually, I *can* make my own sandwich

I was gonna make a rude comment, then realized that the boy toy makes me sammitches. Carry on

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 20, 2012 11:09 PM (VA769)

167 "You mean you have like a snow drift? Like, how can I not eat that?"

This is pure snow! It's everywhere! Have you any idea of what the street value of this mountain is?

Posted by: Charles De Mar at July 20, 2012 11:09 PM (r4wIV)

168 wow danced for first time in ages

Posted by: chemjeff on the phone at July 20, 2012 11:10 PM (WFEZA)

169 Column-shifters allowed for bench seats that spawned countless 'rons. If elected, I will mandate vinyl fertility clinics.

Posted by: derit at July 20, 2012 11:10 PM (ruiF1)

170 >>>147 forget the stick....how many can use the three on the tree?

First car 64 dodge 3 on the tree with no synchro mesh into first.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 20, 2012 11:10 PM (GE1+K)

171 The Plymouth Valiant had a four button push shifter, it was so cool. It looked like something from a space ship. Sadly my dad sold our 62 Valiant when I was just a kid so I never got to drive it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 20, 2012 11:11 PM (r4wIV)

172 Mumbles Menino is threatening to ban Chick-Fil-A from Boston if they don't have the "right" thoughts on teh gheys


Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 11:11 PM (Y7XKa)

173
I had an old 63 Chevy 3/4 ton with a three speed column shift. I don't know about the sedans, but the trucks were famous for hanging up in 3rd while your shifter said neutral; usually at a stop light , on a uphill grade in rush hour traffic.

Wild thrashing of the shifter would get mine free if it was accompanied by the correct intensity of cursing.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 20, 2012 11:12 PM (cQjr5)

174
The Plymouth Valiant had a four button push shifter, it was so cool. It
looked like something from a space ship. Sadly my dad sold our 62
Valiant when I was just a kid so I never got to drive it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 20, 2012 11:11 PM

About 30 years ago a dude we knew had on of those, little bulbous looking thing. It was metallic green. We used to call it Norman's pickle. lol

Posted by: Berserker at July 20, 2012 11:13 PM (FMbng)

175 172

If they sell them sandwiches, what the hell else should they be required to do?

Posted by: nickless at July 20, 2012 11:14 PM (MMC8r)

176 I was gonna make a rude comment, then realized that the boy toy makes me sammitches. Carry on
***
This is the ONT, one cannot pass on rude comments. That is a bigger faux paux then wearing pants.


Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 11:14 PM (AUeaU)

177 How good do you think I'll have to be for Santa to put Michelle Jenneke in my stocking this Christmas?

Posted by: Trimegistus at July 20, 2012 11:15 PM (j1Mxg)

178 Dont cross Mumbles Menino. If you do, its coitins! Coitins!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 20, 2012 11:15 PM (r4wIV)

179 Mumbles Menino is threatening to ban Chick-Fil-A from Boston if they don't have the "right" thoughts on teh gheys
****
They have the best waffles fries.

And Menino can go mumble, mumble, mumble himself with a kumquat.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 11:16 PM (AUeaU)

180 Didn't the Dodge Dart come with a push-button transmission? I seem to remember Grandma had one of those. She lived on a hill in Seattle, and would put on the parking break, slam it into gear, and then release the brake and go hurtling down the driveway backward. I have no idea how she never killed anyone on the sidewalk or the street, but God looks after little children and crazy grandmas.

Posted by: tcn at July 20, 2012 11:16 PM (eFcVx)

181
I want to see that British Hurdles chick indian leg wrestle with Kate Upton.
Wearing bikinis.
...in Jello.

Posted by: garrett at July 20, 2012 11:16 PM (ICeYG)

182 When I think of the Valiant, I think of Dennis Weaver being chased by the badass 55 Peterbuilt in "Duel"

Funny thing I noticed ... the Pete cornered better than the 71 Valiant did

Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 11:16 PM (Y7XKa)

183 How good do you think I'll have to be for Santa to put Michelle Jenneke in my stocking this Christmas?
***
Have you cured cancer yet?

Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 11:16 PM (AUeaU)

184 172 Mumbles Menino is threatening to ban Chick-Fil-A from Boston if they don't have the "right" thoughts on teh gheys

Because what Boston needs above all else are less businesses coming in, *sighs*. Some people are beyond stuck on stupid.

Posted by: Kratos at July 20, 2012 11:17 PM (c1WVm)

185 34 forget the stick....how many can use the three on the tree?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 20, 2012 10:19 PM (tX4S

1st car was a 64 Falcon Station wagon, 3 on the tree. Was my great grandfathers. All original, my mother GAVE IT AWAY. Jeeze, still ticks me off when I think about it.

Question, any one have recommendations for places to visit/stay on the coast of Maine? We will be there in Aug and I haven't a clue where to even start looking as I have never been and don't know anyone who has.

Posted by: California Witch at July 20, 2012 11:17 PM (Xcvk0)

186 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at July 20, 2012 11:17 PM (6o4Fb)

187 oh, and my 3/4 ton has a standard tranny and a long box.

Posted by: garrett at July 20, 2012 11:17 PM (ICeYG)

188 Hell, Madison chased all the donut shops out, and won't let them back in. Madison is dying under the weight of libtards.

Posted by: tcn at July 20, 2012 11:18 PM (eFcVx)

189 Here in the People's Republic of Madison, we believe that Ann Arbor is a whore. At least during football season.
Posted by: tcn at July 20, 2012 11:04 PM


Don't just believe it, know it. On the (ever increasing) occasions that they are denied their right and proper victory, there is a mandatory 144 hour mourning period where they play Hail to the Victims over and over and over.

To see hippies cry because of a loss in a militaristic, imperialist ground acquisition contest ...the irony warms my heart.

ps. It's not just during football season, Comrade

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 20, 2012 11:18 PM (JMmQ9)

190 Bebe! Word up?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 20, 2012 11:18 PM (qN9Zh)

191 the Pete cornered better than the 71 Valiant did

Chrysler a-bodies had crappy spongy front suspension. And manual steering had a ratio it took hours to wind and unwind.

Posted by: nickless at July 20, 2012 11:18 PM (MMC8r)

192 >Wild thrashing of the shifter would get mine free if it was accompanied by the correct intensity of cursing.

You lucky bastard. This normally requires crawling under the vehicle and often while wearing something you would rather not roll in the street with.

Posted by: Gordon undead Ramsay at July 20, 2012 11:18 PM (9HhTH)

193 180
Didn't the Dodge Dart come with a push-button transmission? I seem to
remember Grandma had one of those. She lived on a hill in Seattle, and
would put on the parking break, slam it into gear, and then release the
brake and go hurtling down the driveway backward. I have no idea how she
never killed anyone on the sidewalk or the street, but God looks after
little children and crazy grandmas.


Posted by: tcn at July 20, 2012 11:16 PM

Chrysler had the push button autos from 55 to 64. One thing they did right was their Torqueflite automatics

Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 11:19 PM (Y7XKa)

194 "Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure."

And he's still ahead of hapless Mitt in both Gallup and Rasmussen.

Posted by: dragonfly at July 20, 2012 11:19 PM (eX3h/)

195 "Didn't the Dodge Dart come with a push-button transmission?"

I don't know, but the new one looks good...for a car without a slant six.

Posted by: derit at July 20, 2012 11:19 PM (ruiF1)

196
My first and second cars were 3 on a tree manuals.
Always have had manuals, except for a brief stint with an '86 Ranger with a transmission built from pressed out beer cans.
Bought my current 'Stang cuz there were no manual transmission Challengers anywhere near me.
Traction control is a good thing, the back end is always wanting to come around to see what the front of the car is doing ifI get into the loud pedal too hard.

Posted by: GT 5.0 at July 20, 2012 11:20 PM (3W1+C)

197 So looking at the high rez picture of Ms Jenneke and seeing the bored girls that are behind her doing some kind of work, I think I will demand that hence forth the Olympics Committee must end their gender and age discrimination by allowing me to, uh, set up her blocks.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 11:21 PM (AUeaU)

198 It wasn't the transmission on the VW bug that got me in hot water--it was the damned float. The thing would get stuck, I'd have to put it in neutral, jump out, lift the rear hatch and beat hell out of it until the float dropped and I could drive again. I hated that thing in the winter and nobody seemed to know how to fix it.

Didn't help that the heat didn't work, but that's not rare on an old VW.

Posted by: tcn at July 20, 2012 11:21 PM (eFcVx)

199 Question, any one have recommendations for places to
visit/stay on the coast of Maine? We will be there in Aug and I haven't
a clue where to even start looking as I have never been and don't know
anyone who has.


Posted by: California Witch at July 20, 2012 11:17 PM (Xcvk0)


You could visit Cabot Cove! Except you'd be about 3000 miles from where it was filmed.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 20, 2012 11:21 PM (kaalw)

200 One thing they did right was their Torqueflite automatics

Ah, the Torqueflites...

Now, the horror that is the 604.

Shudder.

Posted by: nickless at July 20, 2012 11:22 PM (MMC8r)

201 And he's still ahead of hapless Mitt in both Gallup and Rasmussen.
***
The Republicans might have picked the only man in the party that could lose to Obama.

In fairness he is doing a little better, but watching him campaign has been like watching Dudley Doright assigned to Afghanistan.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 11:23 PM (AUeaU)

202 Chrysler a-bodies had crappy spongy front suspension. And manual steering had a ratio it took hours to wind and unwind.


Posted by: nickless at July 20, 2012 11:18 PM

Chryslers had suspensions and brakes in name only. Even the Amish called them primitive

Not just primitive, they needed constant replacing of ball joints and alignment.

Then the rear suspensions either swayed like a boat with a busted sail, or were so stiff they wheel hopped badly


Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 11:23 PM (Y7XKa)

203 @ 196

GT, gonna presume you have a limited slip rear--they have a fondness for that maneuver.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 20, 2012 11:23 PM (SAMxH)

204 This is the ONT, one cannot pass on rude comments.

Yeah, right, like I'm gonna mess up having sammitches made for me!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 20, 2012 11:24 PM (VA769)

205 Let's see--cars, boobies, dating, lack of dating, fapping--that leaves out drinking, hobo skinning and snide comments about the odd ewok. Get to it, morons.

Posted by: tcn at July 20, 2012 11:24 PM (eFcVx)

206
the heat... on an old VW.

It's a series of tubes!

Posted by: garrett at July 20, 2012 11:24 PM (ICeYG)

207 We will be there in Aug and I haven't

a clue where to even start looking as I have never been and don't know

anyone who has.
***
The York area is nice. Lots of lakes to rent a house on, quick to get to from CT/MA or further south, and some interesting places to eat.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 11:24 PM (AUeaU)

208 All the vehicles that I've ever purchased for me to drive have been sticks, but that's only four because I drove two of them for 20 and 15 years.

The VW Passat wagon I had died in only four years because of a design flaw that the maker wouldn't acknowledge as such. So, the missus and I made a point of telling Passat owners that we saw after ours was totaled because it needed a new engine where the flaw was and waved off anyone who told us that they were considering buying it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at July 20, 2012 11:24 PM (ZSnCv)

209 I think most cars in the 60s were designed to drive forward and not steer much. Fast.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 20, 2012 11:25 PM (r4wIV)

210 I want to see that British Hurdles chick indian leg wrestle with Kate Upton.
Wearing bikinis.
...in Jello sausage gravy.


FIFY

if you're gonna dream, dream big

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 20, 2012 11:25 PM (JMmQ9)

211 and snide comments about the odd ewok.
***
How is he doing since we broke up?

Posted by: Marco Rubio's Garbage at July 20, 2012 11:25 PM (AUeaU)

212
GT, gonna presume you have a limited slip rear


Do tell.

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at July 20, 2012 11:25 PM (MMC8r)

213
Yeah, a series of tubes that sometimes have a connection with the passenger compartment.

Want some fun sometime, replace the heater boxes on an old bug.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 20, 2012 11:25 PM (SAMxH)

214 Hey mero, what's up?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 20, 2012 11:26 PM (VA769)

215 Many miles with two stick transmissions. 15spd (5x3) and 16spd(4x4). That was when you had to know how to drive truck. Those red buttoned one were split axles, not trans. They pretty much disappeared around the 70s.

Posted by: bigred at July 20, 2012 11:26 PM (mIcI8)

216 "Last year Washington state voters approved the privatization of liquor
sales so they could finally buy the good stuff at the grocery store.
Well, the state of Washington in its infinite wisdom added an additional
10 percent distributor fee and 17 percent retail fee to replace money
the state lost when it shut down its state-run liquor stores. Gee, I
wonder what happens next. Ta da! Washington's Newly Privatized Liquor Stores Sending Business To Oregon."

Yeah, because a demoncrat governor a demoncrat legislature would never reduce spending to compensate for the monopoly rents they are no longer receiving.

No, it's not surprising . . . but I just realized that starving the beast is not an option anymore. Maybe it never was, but the next step I guess is to go full clouward-piven right back at them. Then we'll see who gets to put the pieces of the wreckage back together after the collapse.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at July 20, 2012 11:26 PM (+NoVc)

217 >>>Let's see--cars, boobies, dating, lack of dating, fapping--that leaves out drinking, hobo skinning and snide comments about the odd ewok.

Drinking? I only quaff the blood of my enemies these days - it makes you stronger, .

If you can guess that reference, you get 50 GoW points, which have about as much value as any of Obama's promises.

Posted by: Kratos at July 20, 2012 11:26 PM (c1WVm)

218
Yeah, right, like I'm gonna mess up having sammitches made for me!
***
Hmm, so you let him on ONT? First rule of ONT no wives/boy toys/Mantown regulars (see we do love you Barry).


Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 11:27 PM (AUeaU)

219 How do you politely say "minimal nagging and whining"?
Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 11:01 PM (AUeaU)
Preferably mute.

Posted by: Stateless_Infidel at July 20, 2012 11:28 PM (8UijS)

220
Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan

...I wish Muslims across America and around the world a blessed month, and I look forward to again hosting an iftar dinner here at the White House. Ramadan Kareem.





Thanks for the invite. Can I bring anything? A salad maybe?
Posted by: Lew Alcindor

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 20, 2012 11:28 PM (kdS6q)

221 The hurdler chick is Aussie, not Brit. Carry on.

Posted by: butch at July 20, 2012 11:28 PM (nK2Sx)

222 No, it's not surprising . . . but I just realized that starving the
beast is not an option anymore. Maybe it never was, but the next step I
guess is to go full clouward-piven right back at them.
***
Thinking about it, we should have realized starving the beast wasn't going to work in the early 90s.

That being said, Newt botching the government shut down has had Republicans afraid of their own shadows for the last 20 years.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 11:29 PM (AUeaU)

223 211 and snide comments about the odd ewok.
***How is he doing since we broke up?
Posted by: Marco Rubio's Garbage

What? Who's garbage is he violating in an unspeakable manner then???? Enquiring minds, yada yada yada

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 20, 2012 11:29 PM (VA769)

224
There was another odd tranny setup from the early 60's late 50's.
I seem to recall some (maybe Mopar) automatics that had a PND21R set up instead of PRND21.

The Edsel had a pushbutton automatic too, except the early ones had the buttons located in the center of the steering wheel. Bad idea when you were going for the horn.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 20, 2012 11:30 PM (cQjr5)

225 214 Hey mero, what's up?
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 20, 2012 11:26 PM (VA769)


Not much, all day at the Hobspittal today getting poked and prodded and exposed to various chemicals and forms of energy, but I have the weekend off!

How you?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 20, 2012 11:30 PM (qN9Zh)

226 any recommendations on a stick shift simulator?

Posted by: chemjeff on the phone at July 20, 2012 11:30 PM (WFEZA)

227 Want some fun sometime, replace the heater boxes on an old bug.
Posted by: irongrampa at July 20, 2012 11:25 PM (SAMxH) I love VWs. They are like erector set cars. ...and when you break down someone always stops to help you out or get you high.

Posted by: garrett at July 20, 2012 11:30 PM (ICeYG)

228
The hurdler chick is Aussie, not Brit. Carry on.

Damn, so if I close with the swirl which way is that?

Posted by: garrett at July 20, 2012 11:31 PM (ICeYG)

229 Hmm, so you let him on ONT? First rule of ONT no wives/boy toys/Mantown regulars

He's not that whipped. ; P

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 20, 2012 11:31 PM (VA769)

230
Irongrampa-
Yeah, limited-slip, stock Pirelli all season tires, stock 3:31 rear end, no weight in the back and a stupid amount of horsepower.
The clutch pedal has a lot of travel too, I think it is attached to the front bumper some days in heavy traffic.

Posted by: GT 5.0 at July 20, 2012 11:32 PM (3W1+C)

231 "Chryslers had suspensions and brakes in name only."



Who had zerk fittings when all the others went to sealed?

Who..Who? WHO?!

Posted by: derit at July 20, 2012 11:32 PM (ruiF1)

232 any recommendations on a stick shift simulator?

twenty minutes on redtube

something will pop up

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 20, 2012 11:33 PM (JMmQ9)

233 Heh, I linked to that atomic bomb video on an ONT a couple of nights ago. I don't remember where I found it.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2012 11:34 PM (sdi6R)

234 >>>231 "Chryslers had suspensions and brakes in name only."



Who had zerk fittings when all the others went to sealed?


But man the engines. The body would fall off the frame before they quit running.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 20, 2012 11:34 PM (GE1+K)

235 Kratos, I hope you do your quaffing whilst seated upon a throne constructed of your enemies' skulls. Must maintain standards, you know.

Posted by: butch at July 20, 2012 11:34 PM (nK2Sx)

236 How you?

Meat space is kicking my ass. Can't find a job, waiting to get results of unemployment hearing, taking care of my mom who hasnt been doing so great. On the bright side though, she's managed to stay out of the hospital for a whole month.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 20, 2012 11:35 PM (VA769)

237 Nice talking about the old cars after a crummy news day.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 20, 2012 11:35 PM (cQjr5)

238 Morgan Freeman donates $1m to Obama

Praises his accomplishments.

I'm really not worried about Obama having enough money and in-kind contributions.

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2012 11:37 PM (FcR7P)

239 ""Chrysler had the push button autos from 55 to 64. One thing they did right was their Torqueflite automatics""


I used to love building those. They were some strong ass transmissions. Probably why I don't trust the newer trannies out there. The older suckers had massive metal inside them, big clutch packs, no frigging sensor shit. Yeah, simplicity.

Posted by: Berserker at July 20, 2012 11:37 PM (FMbng)

240 Didn't help that the heat didn't work, but that's not rare on an old VW.


Posted by: tcn at July 20, 2012 11:21 PM

You couldn't get a/c with those old things. Imagine that in a hippie bus in the summer.

Click on my name to see what I had to say about the VW Hippie Bus

Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 11:38 PM (Y7XKa)

241 "The older suckers had massive metal inside them, big clutch packs, no frigging sensor shit. Yeah, simplicity."



Fuck, I kick myself for throwing out the torqueflite pron.

Posted by: derit at July 20, 2012 11:40 PM (ruiF1)

242 >>>Click on my name to see what I had to say about the VW Hippie Bus

Did you have the 100hp or the 37hp bus

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 20, 2012 11:40 PM (GE1+K)

243 235 Kratos, I hope you do your quaffing whilst seated upon a throne constructed of your enemies' skulls. Must maintain standards, you know.

It would be nice to have Khorne's Skull Throne.

But standards? Hell, standards and myself parted ways a long, long time ago, .

Posted by: Kratos at July 20, 2012 11:42 PM (c1WVm)

244 Can't find a job,
***
What field are you in?

Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 11:43 PM (AUeaU)

245
I got a '69 Chevy with a 396
Fuelie Heads and a Hurst on the floor
She's waiting tonight down in the parking lot
Outside the 7-11 store

Posted by: Springsteen pre-Commie at July 20, 2012 11:44 PM (2d71t)

246 Bunch of pussies, You haven't lived until you've driven something like a Chevy 7 ton, with 5 speed and a 2 speed axle in the winter, with extra large steering wheel and NO power steering, towing farm equipment behind. Backing that into some farmers driveway can be a stone bitch.

Posted by: bigmike at July 20, 2012 11:45 PM (PKmUK)

247 What field are you in?

Accountant

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 20, 2012 11:45 PM (VA769)

248 I miss the Purple Avenger. We move so fast and lose history. It had to be for the Romans too.

Posted by: torabora at July 20, 2012 11:46 PM (qty+P)

249 @ 239

One thing the torqueflites did NOT like was reversing and being slammed into drive with out stopping. The overrunning clutch in the rear of the case would frequently give up. Lots of the cops whose cars we fixed had that bad habit.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 20, 2012 11:47 PM (SAMxH)

250 $1M from Morgan Freeman? I assume that went to a PAC as that is a tad over the individual limit. Not that SCOAMF follows the laws or anything.

Oh, and fuck you Morgan.

Posted by: CDR M at July 20, 2012 11:48 PM (dKV5k)

251 Morgan Freeman donates $1m to Obama



Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2012 11:37 PM

One bonus to beating the SCOAMF in November would be to know that he and Maher threw a million bucks at Obama and got nothing to show for it

Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 11:49 PM (Y7XKa)

252 Accountants do IT and then check the figures...hehe!

(Sorry, couldn't help myself)



Posted by: derit at July 20, 2012 11:49 PM (ruiF1)

253 Hi ont. Hows everyone?

Posted by: lou's a girl at July 20, 2012 11:50 PM (OTK2G)

254 194 "Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure." And he's still ahead of hapless Mitt in both Gallup and Rasmussen.
Posted by: dragonfly at July 20, 2012 11:19 PM (eX3h/)

Oh, and Thanks for the fuckin great news.

Posted by: lou's a girl at July 20, 2012 11:52 PM (OTK2G)

255 Did you have the 100hp or the 37hp bus

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 20, 2012 11:40 PM

The Splitter 1st gen my dad had when I was a kid. He got rid of it when hippies started driving them. 40 hp was the top, they put in a bigger engine with the Bay Window 2nd gen in 68


Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 11:52 PM (Y7XKa)

256 Accountant
***
Having a shortage of accounting positions is another measure of the success of the Obamaconomy.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 11:53 PM (AUeaU)

257 Hi ont. Hows everyone?

Ask ace. He went on vacation and it turns out he's half the regulars.

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2012 11:53 PM (FcR7P)

258 Meat space is kicking my ass. Can't find a job, waiting to get results of unemployment hearing, taking care of my mom who hasnt been doing so great. On the bright side though, she's managed to stay out of the hospital for a whole month.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 20, 2012 11:35 PM (VA769)




I hope you are spending good time with her, for both of you.

Sucks on the unemployment. I know how you feel, Giant Diaper Boy gets SSDI and I couldn't after my heart broke down. Go figure, I guess I should have had a fake mental illness instead of a real physical one.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 20, 2012 11:53 PM (qN9Zh)

259 254
194 "Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure." And he's
still ahead of hapless Mitt in both Gallup and Rasmussen.

Posted by: dragonfly at July 20, 2012 11:19 PM (eX3h/)



Oh, and Thanks for the fuckin great news.

Posted by: lou's a girl at July 20, 2012 11:52 PM

That's greggie the poll troll. He's been posting that on every thread and of course doesn't link to anything citing the polls

Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 11:54 PM (Y7XKa)

260 Anyone giving a million bucks to a politician of any kind is a complete idiot.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 20, 2012 11:54 PM (r4wIV)

261
Oh, and Thanks for the fuckin great news.
***
On the one hand they are almost certainly slightly oversampling current Democrats. On the other hand one can be certain there will be a large turn out for Obama among the metabolically challenged.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 11:55 PM (AUeaU)

262
I cannot understand how anyone wouldn't think Charlize Theron is beautiful in that picture of her
***
Actually, I've noticed that some "beautiful" celebrities just aren't attractive to me solely because they are so airbrushed every time I see them.

There is something to be said to having some minor, and realistic, faults.
Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 10:18 PM (AUeaU)





Or as I've always put it, true physical beauty is a harmony of flaws.

'sup jackwagons

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 20, 2012 11:56 PM (Rhie+)

263 OK I always thought the ONT was it for the day. Not that OB doesn't have a good post up top.

Posted by: USS Diversity at July 20, 2012 11:57 PM (2d71t)

264 The dog and kitteh playing together thing doesn't work with multiple dogs, the puppehs wind up chewing on the kitteh, learned that as a kid 50 years ago, so be careful with the doggie playing with the little kitteh.

Posted by: bigmike at July 20, 2012 11:58 PM (PKmUK)

265 210
I want to see that British Hurdles chick indian leg wrestle with Kate Upton.

Wearing bikinis.

...in Jello sausage gravy.


FIFY


if you're gonna dream, dream big
Posted by: AltonJackson at July 20, 2012 11:25 PM (JMmQ9)

What are you thinking, man? Sausage gravy is opaque, whereas jello is (almost) clear.I grant you that licking the sausage gravy off after would be preferable. Hmmmm, decisions, decisions.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at July 20, 2012 11:58 PM (+NoVc)

266 Oh, and Thanks for the fuckin great news. Posted by: lou's a girl at July 20, 2012 11:52 PMThat's greggie the poll troll. He's been posting that on every thread and of course doesn't link to anything citing the polls
Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 11:54 PM (Y7XKa)

Thanks, after today. I should have known a normal person would not pull this bullshit.

Posted by: lou's a girl at July 20, 2012 11:58 PM (OTK2G)

Posted by: USS Diversity at July 20, 2012 11:59 PM (2d71t)

268
Today was range day, took the black powder stuff out for a change. I shot the Remington ( a for real authenticated survivor) for the first time after replacing the hammer spring a while back. We shot a bunch of plastic water bottles, and I'd damn sure hate to get smacked with a .44 round ball. According to the tables, with 38 grains of fffg, they turn 1100 fps. Don't know what the muzzle energy is, my info didn't list it. Suffice it to say, it would ruin your year.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 21, 2012 12:00 AM (SAMxH)

269 15
Stick? Oh, The electronically-controlled shifter! It's tricky, but years of fapping have made for superb wrist control.

------------

No, no, they're flappy paddle shifters, not fappy paddle shifters.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 21, 2012 12:01 AM (1c58W)

270 I grant you that licking the sausage gravy off after would be preferable.

That's exactly what I was thinking, Dr.Strangepork.

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 21, 2012 12:04 AM (JMmQ9)

271 Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 10:28 PM (AUeaU)

Please let us know how it goes. I never thought of match-making service, but since just plain *meeting* anyone is my first hurdle( and I'm nervous about anything online, besides here of course), it might just be a good idea.

Posted by: Polliwogette, teahada Hobbit at July 21, 2012 12:05 AM (AMLP7)

272 >>>Anyone giving a million bucks to a politician of any kind is a complete idiot.


More like an idly rich true believer. The really savvy mover and shaker bundles a few hundred thousand in campaign donations for a return of tens of millions of risk free tax payer funded loan guarantees.



Posted by: cm9000 at July 21, 2012 12:08 AM (lzvtR)

273 #265: Try turkey gravy. It's less opaque than sausage gravy.

Don't ask me how I know that.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 12:09 AM (3yCFy)

274 Hey, Polli!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 12:10 AM (3yCFy)

275 "Prothonotary Warbler"

Any relation to Throat Warbler Mangrove? I hear he is a very silly interview.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 21, 2012 12:11 AM (r4wIV)

276 OK, since there's a slow spot in the ONT right now, I'll say that I find the remarks about preferring a manual transmission to an automatic, and having a hard time not stomping a hole through the floor when driving the automatic transmission quite amusing. They reflect my preferences experience very well.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at July 21, 2012 12:12 AM (+NoVc)

277 Match-making services can make for a potential scape-goat if some
difficult truths are too much to bear. Otherwise, failures online can be
solely of one's own doing.

Damn you, automatic transmission fluid!

Posted by: derit at July 21, 2012 12:12 AM (ruiF1)

278 Hubby and i watched dazed and confused. Took me back. Great cars and music, and quite a few big stars in that movie.

Posted by: lou's a girl at July 21, 2012 12:14 AM (OTK2G)

279 Match-making services can make for a potential scape-goat if some

difficult truths are too much to bear.
***
On the other hand, there is an independent party you can ask if you are screwing up.

Wait, asking for a threesome with the waitress after saying hello isn't considered normal?Really?

Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2012 12:15 AM (AUeaU)

280 #275: That sounds familiar, but I can't remember where I've heard that name. I'm sure I'll slap my forehead when I'm reminded.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 12:15 AM (3yCFy)

281 The really savvy mover and shaker bundles a few hundred thousand in campaign donations for a return of tens of millions of risk free tax payer funded loan guarantees.

Oh, go on. That siht never happens...there are checks and balances...and checks and...hey! what ever happened to that Solyndra thingie? I've been watching Dancing with the Vaguely Familiar and I've kinda lost track of things.

What time is the game on?

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 21, 2012 12:15 AM (JMmQ9)

282 I had Lada 800 cc with spoiler on back. Blew doors off other cars in drag races in Minsk. Doors would go back on with chicken wire.

Posted by: Ivan at July 21, 2012 12:15 AM (Y7XKa)

283 Great cars and music, and quite a few big stars in that movie.

Tim Lincecum was pretty good in that.

Posted by: Waterhouse at July 21, 2012 12:16 AM (ftTJ7)

284 I went Temporary Duty to Great Falls, Montana in the spring of 1987 to teach the Guardsmen maintenance on the F-16. At the time, when you passed through the main gate, there was an F-89 Scorpion above it on permanant static display. It is the actual aircraft that fired the nuclear missle described above that the idiot "volunteers" stood under.

Posted by: Bill R. at July 21, 2012 12:17 AM (QnRSM)

285 How do you politely say "minimal nagging and whining"?
Posted by: 18-1 at July 20, 2012 11:01 PM (AUeaU)

" Low drama" maybe?

Posted by: Polliwogette, teahada Hobbit at July 21, 2012 12:17 AM (AMLP7)

286 Tim Lincecum was pretty good in that.
Posted by: Waterhouse at July 21, 2012 12:16 AM (ftTJ7)
Too funny my hubby said the same thing!

Posted by: lou's a girl at July 21, 2012 12:18 AM (OTK2G)

287 In Afghanistan, blowing his doors off has a different meaning than what infidels think it means


Posted by: Achmed the Dead Terrorist at July 21, 2012 12:19 AM (Y7XKa)

288 But what about the right hand? Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2012 10:58 PMCoffee cup. Not sure I *could* learn to drive a stick anyway, but lack of ability to hold coffee while driving means I'm not likely to try.

Posted by: Polliwogette, teahada Hobbit at July 21, 2012 12:19 AM (AMLP7)

289 OK, I'm out

tomorrow night, mi amigos.

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 21, 2012 12:23 AM (JMmQ9)

290 I have been known to troll matchmaking services in my day, "my day" being up to last September. [For the record, since the question was raised here - I don't troll coffee-shops for dates. I use coffee-shops for drinking overpriced sugared-up lattes and editing essays. But matchmaking sites... yeah, guilty as charged. Although not AdultFriendFinder, because ew.]

One learns quickly on dating sites like OkCupid what the opposite sex wants, and just how much one can never measure up to that. Someone like me will take that in stride, maybe making the odd snotty comment on the ONT. Someone who is 24 years old who's always been told he's an honor student and a special snowflake...

I wonder now if arranged marriages aren't a better way to handle all this.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at July 21, 2012 12:25 AM (QTHTd)

291 Saw the Dark Knight Rises tonight. Though it was very good. Man of Steel Teaser Trailer ran before it.

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2012 12:25 AM (GULKT)

292 240
You couldn't get a/c with those old things. Imagine that in a hippie bus in the summer.

Click on my name to see what I had to say about the VW Hippie Bus


----------

Never had one, but I understand you could get a/c in a Super Beetle. They put the condenser up front under the trunk. That's why you sometimes see a Super with vents down there.

I hear that they are going to put airbags in the Type 2 so they can keep building them in Brazil.

http://tinyurl.com/czcwsn4

Yeah, yeah, a Gawker property. Bite me.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 21, 2012 12:30 AM (1c58W)

293 Posted by: lou's a girl at July 20, 2012 11:52 PM (OTK2G)

Don't worry. It's just Greg the poll troll by another name.

Posted by: Polliwogette, teahada Hobbit at July 21, 2012 12:31 AM (AMLP7)

294 275
Any relation to Throat Warbler Mangrove? I hear he is a very silly interview.

--------

Heh. I call the artist formerly known as "the artist formerly known as Prince" Throatwarbler Mangrove; it annoys the wife.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 21, 2012 12:32 AM (1c58W)

295 280
#275: That sounds familiar, but I can't remember where I've heard that name. I'm sure I'll slap my forehead when I'm reminded.


Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 12:15 AM (3yCFy)
"It's spelled Raymond Luxury Yacht, but it's pronounced Throat Wobbler Mangrove." Monty Python. Geh, every time that bastard john cleese opens his mouth I find I cannot enjoy their skits as much as I did before.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at July 21, 2012 12:32 AM (+NoVc)

296 Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 12:10 AM (3yCFy)

Hiya. Is it going well with you? I haven't been on Twitter much lately to keep up with everyone.

Posted by: Polliwogette, teahada Hobbit at July 21, 2012 12:34 AM (AMLP7)

297 The Hippie Bus had an auxiliary heater option, a camper type gas heater with asbestos for the hippies to breath in with the choom clouds. Otherwise whatever heat the engine gave off that flowed to the cabin and hippie body heat had to suffice


Posted by: kbdabear at July 21, 2012 12:35 AM (Y7XKa)

298 I saw the Dark Knight Rises today.

It really trashed the Occupy movement ... made them look like the terrorists from the French Revolution or the early Bolsheviks from the Russian revolution.

I wonder ifthis was intentional. In any event, the movie reallytosses the Occupy movement's ideals, political theory, etc. in some really deep and stinky Port-a-John ... and shakes well.

One problem I had with it, and it really is a small problem, is that when the arch-villain pontificates about "why", no one ever bothers to ask "Who, by name, did the original wrongs to you and yours? Who, by name, has wronged youor yours? How many of them live here, or within 1000 miles? Do any of them live here, or within 1000 miles? By what right then do you the presume to pass judgement upon anyone here?"

Perhaps these questions should be asked of the real Occupiers ... and their supporters.

Posted by: Arbalest at July 21, 2012 12:36 AM (LhL5n)

299 293 Posted by: lou's a girl at July 20, 2012 11:52 PM (OTK2G) Don't worry. It's just Greg the poll troll by another name.
Posted by: Polliwogette, teahada Hobbit at July 21, 2012 12:31 AM (AMLP7)

The thing is, why? He/she is really a serious asshole. Why isnt he hanging out with kos/du/ows?
WTF. Go away. OK your piece of shit president is going to win, whoo hoo. Thumbs up asshole. Leave the ont alone. Fuck him/she/it/freak.
And on that note, I am going to bed.
God Bless Ya'll.

Posted by: lou's a girl at July 21, 2012 12:37 AM (OTK2G)

300 I wonder now if arranged marriages aren't a better way to handle all this.
***
Arguably a non-directly involved party can see some things more clearly.

But one significant problem is that I think that most people would find it impossible to really describes their needs, likes, and must nots to even their parents even if they wanted to be 100% honest.

Of course to counter that most ways people meet today are rather ludicrous if you aren't just looking for just a one night stand. From the male perspective at a bar...

You look for a woman who appears attractive, you go up to her to try and get permission to talk further with a cheesy line. She judges the line and your looks. If you get the ok, you both say nothing of any seriousness, especially since you probably can't hear each other well.

Then you might dance or shout/talk some more and exchange numbers.

At the end of the "date" you don't know a damn thing about each other besides looks, and perhaps financial status (your fashion choices and what locale you are both in).

Can you tell I don't like picking up women in a bar?

Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2012 12:37 AM (AUeaU)

301 Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at July 21, 2012 12:32 AM (+NoVc)

Thanks, I was wondering where that came from as well. Sounds like one of the names the sidekick in Psych would have.

Posted by: Polliwogette, teahada Hobbit at July 21, 2012 12:38 AM (AMLP7)

302 #296: Doing well, thanks! And I haven't been on Twitter much, myself. Maybe I'll spend some time there this weekend.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 12:39 AM (3yCFy)

303 Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 12:39 AM (3yCFy)

Good to hear. I don't think you were on when I was trying to judge interest in a CO/WY meet-up in late September or early October. I'm going to be in state then and should actually have some free time.

Posted by: Polliwogette, teahada Hobbit at July 21, 2012 12:42 AM (AMLP7)

304 "Perhaps these questions should be asked of the real Occupiers ... and their supporters. "

take any wrong comitted in the past and apply it to today, and then.pick up your B.A. at the registrar's office on your way out.

Posted by: derit at July 21, 2012 12:42 AM (ruiF1)

305 #303: Cool! That'd be fun!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 12:44 AM (3yCFy)

306 Prothonotary Warbler, you're not by chance a (re)incarnation of that other poster with the birdy-sounding name, can't remember it now, it's on the tip of my tongue . . . anyway, he or she used to be a regular poster here.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at July 21, 2012 12:45 AM (+NoVc)

307 Damn can I still use my food stamps at the Licka Stow?

Posted by: DC Licka Stow patron at July 21, 2012 12:45 AM (Qr9Rc)

308 #306: Nope, not me. I do occasionally try to mimic his style, as I miss his comments. Like when we were talking about Bev Perdue's decision not to run for reelection and I said, "PERDUE wont run agian cause shes CHICKEN".

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 12:48 AM (3yCFy)

309 77
>>>You could really use a third foot then.



That's why they install the e brake on the center counsel on sticks
so your right hand can be your third foot. Who taught you to drive a
stick that didn't teach you that?

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 20, 2012 10:36 PM (GE1+K)

*******************
That's how pussies do it. If you can't stop, hold the hill, depress the clutch, drop it into gear, and get her going not rolling back an inch while on a 45 degree hill without using the parking brake, you really shouldn't say you can drive that stick...

Posted by: Boomer Redneque wonders why in the hell he is still up at July 21, 2012 12:50 AM (eQnzo)

310 What the heck was his nick? I'm getting frustrated that I can't remember it.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at July 21, 2012 12:51 AM (+NoVc)

311 Also saw Dark Knight tonight. Very solid. Let's just say the Obama folks trying to pin Bane on Romney was a bit off the mark.

Posted by: Ezra's Equal at July 21, 2012 12:51 AM (roTBi)

312 #310: Spurwing Plover.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 12:54 AM (3yCFy)

313 Yes! Thanks for reminding me.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at July 21, 2012 12:55 AM (+NoVc)

314 #313: No problem! I still occasionally see comments from him on another blog... was it Weasel Zippers?... just, sadly, not here.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 12:58 AM (3yCFy)

315 171
The Plymouth Valiant had a four button push shifter, it was so cool. It
looked like something from a space ship. Sadly my dad sold our 62
Valiant when I was just a kid so I never got to drive it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 20, 2012 11:11 PM (r4wIV)

***************
Those were very cool, although I never had one. I think my dad drove one for a while. I know he had some old Valiants as company cars.

Posted by: Boomer Redneque wonders why in the hell he is still up at July 21, 2012 01:00 AM (eQnzo)

316 Cryptogram: THAT DOPE HAS LEPROSY MARY AND DONUTS

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 21, 2012 01:02 AM (i0App)

317 wow danced for first time in ages

Posted by: chemjeff

Yay, Chemjeff!

I loved dancing, and I miss it terribly. Got too many aches and pains to do it anymore.

Posted by: Theresa at July 21, 2012 01:04 AM (36Yg+)

318 Who was saying the other night that there's a Mustang that handles as well as a BMW but costs much less? I have an old Bimmer that's a lot of fun to drive but if (when?) one of my daughters wrecks it I'd consider replacing it with anything that has rear-wheel drive a manual transmission (I keep wanting to type "tranny" for short, but this being the ONT I don't dare.)

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at July 21, 2012 01:05 AM (+NoVc)

319 #318: "I keep wanting to type "tranny" for short, but this being the ONT I don't dare."

That's wise of you.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 01:07 AM (3yCFy)

320 hi all
back from the club

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 01:09 AM (d/5qf)

321 #318: "I keep wanting to type "tranny" for short, but this being the ONT I don't dare."
... and do not click on any links or paste any URLs from this thread ...

Posted by: Arbalest at July 21, 2012 01:12 AM (LhL5n)

322 Picture of your six-pack taken with cellphone in front of mirror FAIL.

http://is.gd/C3GGEO

Posted by: Theresa at July 21, 2012 01:13 AM (36Yg+)

323 I enjoy the various forms of ballroom dancing, where you have a official partner and a certain amount of touching is expected. I hate club dancing, though, where you kind of hit the floor by yourself and just sort of gravitate toward someone who catches your eye, just sort of dancing near her and hoping she notices and likes what she sees.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 01:14 AM (3yCFy)

324 Arbalest is right, don't you dare click on this link

http://tiny.cc/o65rhw

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 01:15 AM (d/5qf)

325 318
Who was saying the other night that there's a Mustang that handles as
well as a BMW but costs much less? I have an old Bimmer that's a lot of
fun to drive but if (when?) one of my daughters wrecks it I'd consider
replacing it with anything that has rear-wheel drive a manual
transmission (I keep wanting to type "tranny" for short, but this being
the ONT I don't dare.)


Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at July 21, 2012 01:05 AM

That was GGE, the Mustang he was speaking of has a handling package option that he says can make the Mustang's live axle handle with the IRS, but it seems the shocks are so stiff it probably feels like there's rebar instead of shocks back there.

I prefer IRS myself, you can get handling with a ride that doesn't make your ass sore after 5 miles of driving

Posted by: kbdabear at July 21, 2012 01:15 AM (Y7XKa)

326 Hey, Jeff!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 01:15 AM (3yCFy)

327 Theresa why is that a fail?

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 01:16 AM (d/5qf)

328 hi Prothonotary Warbler (that is a mouthful)

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 01:16 AM (d/5qf)

329 Chemjeff, looks like a badly-done photoshop to me.

Posted by: Theresa at July 21, 2012 01:19 AM (36Yg+)

330 so I now know more clearly what my predicament is.

so how sinful is it to go to church only for the purpose of finding a date? is that like a 9th level of hell type of sin or is it a confessable-type of sin?

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 01:20 AM (d/5qf)

331 "I wonder now if arranged marriages aren't a better way to handle all this."

Probably be better, but people have to have a more solid understanding of commitment and love before marriage has a chance.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 21, 2012 01:20 AM (r4wIV)

332 "so how sinful is it to go to church only for the purpose of finding a date?"

If you're not a Christian you're making things real tough on the girls, probably. Pretty big worldview difference and its a sin for them to marry a non-Christian.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 21, 2012 01:21 AM (r4wIV)

333 #330: I don't think there's anything wrong with it. People go to church for fulfillment, after all, and not everyone's spiritually minded.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 01:23 AM (3yCFy)

334 Continued from #333: You do need to become a part of the church community, though.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 01:24 AM (3yCFy)

335 Doesn't necessarily mean you have to join the church, but if you meet a nice girl and things are going well, you should consider it.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 01:28 AM (3yCFy)

336 Well, busy day tomorrow. Night, all

Posted by: Boomer Redneque wonders why in the hell he is still up at July 21, 2012 01:29 AM (eQnzo)

337 Good night, BR!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 01:32 AM (3yCFy)

338 During my regular churchgoing younger years and being in Christian singles groups, going to church to meet people of the opposite sex is not uncommon. The problems came when the person had "socialization" problems, shall we say, or had substance abuse problems.

Posted by: Theresa at July 21, 2012 01:33 AM (36Yg+)

339 good night Boomer Redneque

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 01:33 AM (d/5qf)

340 well I may check out the presbyterian church in my area

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 01:33 AM (d/5qf)

341 Spurwing Plover is Ace's long lost brother: Racer Ace

Posted by: Craig Poe at July 21, 2012 01:35 AM (BVkEs)

342 okay, pants are off... ahh that feels better

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 01:35 AM (d/5qf)

343 okay, pants are off... ahh that feels better
Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 01:35 AM (d/5qf)

ew

Posted by: eman at July 21, 2012 01:36 AM (bbW7j)

344 eman, well it *is* the ONT
why aren't your pants off? hmm?
don't make me send Obama to your place to take credit for your pantslessness

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 01:38 AM (d/5qf)

345 323
I enjoy the various forms of ballroom dancing, where you have a official
partner and a certain amount of touching is expected. I hate club
dancing, though, where you kind of hit the floor by yourself and just
sort of gravitate toward someone who catches your eye, just sort of
dancing near her and hoping she notices and likes what she sees.


Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 01:14 AM (3yCFy)
Yeah, swing is my favorite.
With that, I'm out to watch a movie or read a book or something. Good night, all.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at July 21, 2012 01:43 AM (+NoVc)

346 Good night, Julius!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 01:43 AM (3yCFy)

347 So, clicking through a few wiki entries I come to an entry on Hecate, Greek goddess of witches (among other things) and I find this statement.

Can you identify what sticks out?

The rite of her sacred fires is a modern [78] festival held in honour of the Goddess Hekate all around the world at the Full Moon in May each year, with thousands participating in more than 18 languages, including English, Spanish, Russian, Portugese, German, Serbian, Welsh and Esperanto.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2012 01:44 AM (AUeaU)

348 I think I just saw one of the worst films ever made: "Synecdoche, New York," written and directed by Charlie Kaufman (who has got to be one of the most overrated Hollywood types ever). What a truly loathsome yet boring piece of work. Ed Wood is far better.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 21, 2012 01:45 AM (i0App)

349 eman, well it *is* the ONT
why aren't your pants off? hmm?
don't make me send Obama to your place to take credit for your pantslessness
Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 01:38 AM (d/5qf)

Pants status is classified. If you were a hot Japanese babe, I might answer.

Posted by: eman at July 21, 2012 01:47 AM (bbW7j)

350 On the driving standard theme...I had to drive a left hand drive thee on the tree...in Rarotonga...which is a New Zealand Colony...hence the "drive on the other side of the road" region...not fun. I also drove a 1970's Austin Mini with a right hand drive but no synchro-mesh transmission...then switched to a Toyota Van with right hand drive.

Have to be honest, it was actually harder to drive once I got back home and hand to remember which side to drive on again.

Posted by: Brian in BC at July 21, 2012 01:48 AM (3lxx0)

351 Oh, whatever will I do with this tentacle monster... if only there were a pantsless American to relieve me of this burden...

Posted by: Hot Japanese Babe at July 21, 2012 01:49 AM (d/5qf)

352 hmm, don't recall I ever heard anyone speak Esperanto

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 01:51 AM (d/5qf)

353 >>>don't make me send Obama to your place to take credit for your pantslessness

Let me be clear, as I always have said, each night, with the posting of each ONT, the Epantsipation Proclamation is in effect.

Posted by: SCOAMF at July 21, 2012 01:52 AM (1Dlit)

354 Welp, time for me to bid everyone good night!

Remember to tell those near and dear to you how much you love them. None of us are promised tomorrow.

Posted by: Theresa at July 21, 2012 01:53 AM (36Yg+)

355 Posted by: SCOAMF at July 21, 2012 01:52 AM (1Dlit)

lol

god I can't wait for that Marxist asshole to leave

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 01:53 AM (d/5qf)

356 good night Theresa

will do

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 01:54 AM (d/5qf)

357 Can you tell I don't like picking up women in a bar?


Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2012 12:37 AM (AUeaU)

If you pick up women in bars, then you date women who hang out in bars.
Think about the sort of woman you would like to meet, figure out what she might want to do, and then go do that.
Of course, I cheated. I met my husband by being his boss. We absolutely didn't date while we both worked there--I fixed him up with a couple of my friends, but then one of them asked why WE weren't an item? That was weird.
Didn't date until I took another job. Been married 13 1/2 years. So far. Seems to be a good habit.

Posted by: tcn at July 21, 2012 01:55 AM (eFcVx)

358 how far we have sunk... land of opportunity has become land of dependency

it's not "ask not what your country can do for you...", it is instead "where's my SSI and EITC checks dammit?"

and my own fucking neighbor has one of those annoying Obama 2012 stickers on his fucking Prius

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 01:55 AM (d/5qf)

359 351
Oh, whatever will I do with this tentacle monster... if only there were a pantsless American to relieve me of this burden...


Posted by: Hot Japanese Babe at July 21, 2012 01:49 AM (d/5qf)


Hey, wait a second!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 21, 2012 01:56 AM (kaalw)

360 cthulhu sorry you've been upstaged by the hot Japanese babes

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 01:57 AM (d/5qf)

361 and my own fucking neighbor has one of those annoying Obama 2012 stickers on his fucking Prius


Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 01:55 AM (d/5qf)

And I have one that says, "That Obama sticker on your car might as well say, "Yes, I'm stupid."" She still looks down her nose at me, but she has ceased discussing politics in front of me.

Posted by: tcn at July 21, 2012 01:58 AM (eFcVx)

362 and my own fucking neighbor has one of those annoying Obama 2012 stickers on his fucking Prius


Isn't that just precious...if you have a Prius, you're pretty much identifying to the world that you are an Obama supporter.

It would be wrong of me to recommend caltrops but they would make their commute a tad more challenging.

Posted by: Brian in BC at July 21, 2012 02:00 AM (3lxx0)

363 this is the same neighbor whose DNC pledge card was accidentally delivered to my address, and I *almost* just threw it away... except it would have been a crime to do so

sigh

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 02:00 AM (d/5qf)

364 We'll never be *rid* of him. Like the Carter, Clinton, and the clap (BIRM), SCOAMF will always be lurking, waiting to make our lives hell.

Posted by: sad but true at July 21, 2012 02:00 AM (1Dlit)

365 Some idiot in downtown Madison asked my husband how the mileage on his full-sized F-150 was. He replied that he gets 7 1/2 Prius' per mile.

Posted by: tcn at July 21, 2012 02:02 AM (eFcVx)

366 and this is the same neighbor who has a dog that barks his head off every time anyone approaches within 10 feet of his house... the dog that I want to strangle with the tentacles of a Japanese porn monster

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 02:02 AM (d/5qf)

367 The dog issue is easier. Get the chocolate ex-lax, and lob a few chunks over the fence. Dogs live for chocolate, it is somewhat toxic, and the ex-lax will make their yard an unbearable mess. Might not cure the barking, but I bet the dog goes quiet for a couple of days, at least.

Posted by: tcn at July 21, 2012 02:04 AM (eFcVx)

368 so what I think I am going to do, is invite the neighbor and his wife over to my house for dinner, serve them a great feast, with some nice wine and we'll have a great time... and then the very next day put a Romney 2012 sign out on the front yard

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 02:05 AM (d/5qf)

369
Posted by: tcn at July 21, 2012 02:04 AM (eFcVx)


wow that is devious, hope I'm not discovered by doing that

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 02:07 AM (d/5qf)

370 Um, Jeff, looks like it's just me and you here, and I'm off to bed.

Posted by: tcn at July 21, 2012 02:09 AM (eFcVx)

371 because liberals automatically think that "good people" = liberals, and he knows I'm a professor so I'm sure he already thinks I'm a liberal, so I want to rub in his face that I'm a nice guy who isn't going to vote for his fucking Marxist Messiah

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 02:09 AM (d/5qf)

372 good night tcn

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 02:09 AM (d/5qf)

373 K, don't stay out too late, now.

Posted by: tcn at July 21, 2012 02:10 AM (eFcVx)

374 I'm out, too. Good night, everyone!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at July 21, 2012 02:10 AM (3yCFy)

375 tcn, you can truuuuuust me

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 02:11 AM (d/5qf)

376 good night PW

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 02:11 AM (d/5qf)

377 And with that...I'm out as well...night all...

Posted by: Brian in BC at July 21, 2012 02:13 AM (3lxx0)

378 199 Question, any one have recommendations for places to
visit/stay on the coast of Maine? We will be there in Aug and I haven't
a clue where to even start looking as I have never been and don't know
anyone who has.


Posted by: California Witch at July 20, 2012 11:17 PM (Xcvk0)

Try York Beach, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach in southern Maine, but my favorite is Bar Harbor which is next to Acadia National Park. It's farther north, but spectacular.

Posted by: Terry at July 21, 2012 02:13 AM (Xn3nu)

379 Bar Harbor sounds like a cool place to visit.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 02:23 AM (d/5qf)

380 I have a friend who works in Maine. He tells me that Maine is a very poor state, more or less the poorest state of New England. I find that kinda hard to believe with all of its natural resources and natural beauty but he insists it is. Apparently in Maine alcoholism is considered a disability so there's a lot of "disabled" people living in Maine.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 02:25 AM (d/5qf)

381 I think it would be an awesome road trip to drive from Kenai, AK to Bar Harbor, ME

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 02:28 AM (d/5qf)

382 Wow, the ONT has fallen on hard times. Only 379 comments at 11:30 Pacific?

Speaking of which, where's Rum? I haven't seen her around in months. She seemed to be the straw that stirred the drink.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 21, 2012 02:29 AM (IlZPo)

383 Word on the street is that Rum has a boyfriend and is therefore "preoccupied".

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 02:30 AM (d/5qf)

384 Oh, well at least it's a happy reason!

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at July 21, 2012 02:31 AM (IlZPo)

385 yeah I just hope Rum's boyfriend is treating her right, otherwise I will just have to drive to CA and beat the living hell out of him

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 02:33 AM (d/5qf)

386 (and you all know I am not a violent person)

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 02:34 AM (d/5qf)

387 road trip time!

http://tinyurl.com/d4wylj7

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 02:37 AM (d/5qf)

388 Very quiet here tonight..

Posted by: TexasJew at July 21, 2012 02:39 AM (lD8ju)

389 yeah TexasJew it is
I blame Bush

anyway I am going to bed good night

Posted by: chemjeff at July 21, 2012 02:40 AM (d/5qf)

390 Night

Posted by: TexasJew at July 21, 2012 02:40 AM (lD8ju)

391 other than still not liking Bain's costume, Dark Knight is really good. Worth the $10

Posted by: The Dude at July 21, 2012 02:43 AM (tw6Ar)

392 Bane, been a long day

Posted by: The Dude at July 21, 2012 02:43 AM (tw6Ar)

393 I enjoy driving a stick and I've owned a few. Right now I have a '69 Vette (well I've had it for 25 years) and when I shopped for one, it had to be a stick.

Neither of my kids can drive a stick. Drive the Vette? Get a life.

But my favorite auto invention of all is cruise control.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 21, 2012 02:54 AM (cHZB7)

394 learned how to use a stick from playing racing sims, Muscle memory with the clutch pedal was the biggest help

Posted by: The Dude at July 21, 2012 03:03 AM (tw6Ar)

395 391 other than still not liking Bain's costume, Dark Knight is really good. Worth the $10
Posted by: The Dude at July 21, 2012 02:43 AM (tw6Ar)

In your opinion is DKR better/worse/as good as The Dark Knight?

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at July 21, 2012 03:05 AM (45SCD)

396 In your opinion is DKR better/worse/as good as The Dark Knight?

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at July 21, 2012 03:05 AM (45SCD)

hmm tough question to be honest. At this point I would say it's slightly better than DK but I saw it last night so it's fresh in my mind compared to me not having seen DK in 4-5 months. That being said, Ledger was a better Joker than Tom Hardy was Bane (HUGE Hardy fan too)

Posted by: The Dude at July 21, 2012 03:13 AM (tw6Ar)

397 Good evening.

Or morning.

Or...whatever.

The Dark Knight Rises is fucking excellent.

Five stars.

I will rank it just below The Dark Knight simply because the movie stumbles early in plot points from the earlier part of the trilogy but overall this movie was so much better than I could have ever hoped it to be.

Batman comic influences include The Dark Knight Returns (a smidgen), Knightfall and No Man's Land.

Tom Hardy as Bane is a motherfucker.

Anne Hathaway is ON FIRE! And there's this little bit with her on the Batpod and she arches her back and sticks her ass out...GODDAMN I WANTED TO HIT THAT SO HARD! My mind spent the rest of the movie thinking about munching that ass. So fine...oh baby, yeah, bring it up a little higher...mwuwhuwhuwhuwhuw

Damn, this movie is thick with theme and metaphor and...oh man I just can't wait to see it again.

Awesome. Awesome. The tits. Loved it. Wonderful. See it, my Morons. See it and enjoy!

Posted by: Robert at July 21, 2012 05:19 AM (HWUv9)

398 Well...dead thread is dead.

Posted by: Robert at July 21, 2012 05:19 AM (HWUv9)

399 I would rather eat worms than drive a 4 speed.

Posted by: DaveA at July 21, 2012 07:03 AM (tqEDJ)

400 MORNING THREAD!!!!

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at July 21, 2012 07:56 AM (45SCD)






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