On Any Given ONT

Welcome to the Thursday night ONT. Well, we're almost halfway through October, that means Halloween is getting closer. Do any of y'all have any plans? Are you planning on wearing a costume? If so, what?

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What Happened To Cars?

Take a look at the pictures below, one from 40 years ago and one current:

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The contrast is pretty stark. I then thought about it, and my current car is black, and before that I had a gray car, black before that and silver before that. When you see a brightly colored car these days, it stands out. So what happened? When did we go from the brightly colored past to the dull gray-black-silver-white world we live in today?

Oh, and look at the bottom left of the top picture. Two VW Sciroccos side by side. I know I'm biased (it was my first car), but I absolutely love the angular body style that was so common back then. The Mark II Scirocco was just about perfect.

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Look at that. Isn't it gorgeous?


Just Say No

Southwest Airlines pilots and staff are flying in the face of corporate and government vaccine mandates – and about time, too

In Western democracies, government is designed to represent the people, not rule them. At some point, our elected officials decided that they would prefer to be masters rather than servants, entangling themselves with corporate leadership in a moldering rat king of stifling bureaucratic fiat and decree. 

Just tell them no.

American corporations exist at the whim of their customers and through the willingness of their employees. 

The United States government serves only with the consent of the governed. 

Neither is the king of anybody. It's high time they stop behaving as if they are


Related; COVID 1984 news:

Taiwan death from COVID-19 vaccination exceeds death from COVID-19


The problem with censoring doctors over their COVID-19 stances


Canadian Doctor Says ‘Something Malicious is Going On’ After He’s Punished For Treating COVID Patients with Ivermectin

And that's it for COVID coverage tonight.

Y'all Come On Down, Hear?

Want to move to Texas? Well, you're not going to believe this house in Dallas. They just dropped the price by $50K too! It's a perfect pad to hang out with Hef and the bunnies.


Thursday Mailbag


An Open Letter From Molech, God of the Canaanites


He's pretty impressed with this “civilization” we've got going on. That's a good thing, right?


Technology Corner

Pretty cool. I must admit, it would be cooler if it played Pink Floyd, but I suppose suddenly hearing “I'll see you on the dark side of the moon!” as you're about to crash could be disconcerting.

Common Sense Corner

Click through to read it all.

Nothing To See Here

AG Merrick Garland’s Daughter Married to Co-Founder of Education Company Selling Critical Race Theory Resource Material to School Districts


But I'm sure we can count on the DOJ to fairly investigate the use of CRT in schools.


Interesting Perspective

More Black Americans Died from San Francisco's Drug Experiment in One Year than Died from the Tuskegee Experiment in 40 years

Of course the Tuskegee Experiments were a horrific stain on America's history, but that was 90 years ago. Everyone involved is long dead. Why do things done long ago get harped on so much (we all know why, it's to sell then narrative that America is an irredeemably racist country) while current policies, policies that are exponentially worse for current Americans, policies supported by people currently alive and in office, are ignored? What's even stranger is that the guy writing the article is a lefty, or at least I assume he is from this paragraph:

For most of my adult life, I was sympathetic to the progressive liberalization agenda. In the late 1990s, I worked with organizations funded by George Soros and others to decriminalize drugs, give clean needles to addicts to prevent the spread of HIV-AIDS, and subsidize housing for the homeless. But as drug deaths rose, and the drug-fueled homeless problem worsened, I decided to take a closer look at the problem.


Tolerance Is Not Enough. You Will Be Made To Celebrate Deviant Behavior


Two Stories:

Plum Creek Literacy Festival cancels events after authors pull out over 'discriminatory' Concordia policy


WATCH: School Board Squirms As Mom Reads Them The Gay Porn In Books Available To Students


Well, at least all this tolerance and inclusion, nay, this celebration of alternative sexual lifestyles is resulting in turning out better educated children, right?


City student passes 3 classes in four years, ranks near top half of class with 0.13 GPA

And people wonder why I send my kid to a Catholic school.

Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by roads:

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1 and so it begins

Posted by: that guy that always thinks it's beginning at October 14, 2021 09:15 PM (yQpMk)

2 Got it!

Posted by: Doof at October 14, 2021 09:15 PM (mZUr4)

3 Please!

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 09:16 PM (r1z5A)

4 Yay, ONT!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - On my phone, identifiers may vary at October 14, 2021 09:16 PM (SchxB)

5 Good evening everyone!

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 09:16 PM (mD/uy)

6 No more being polite!

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 09:16 PM (r1z5A)

7 Sorry i I was late posting, my sister and her family are coming into town tonight, and things are hectic here.

Posted by: Weirddave at October 14, 2021 09:16 PM (T2Zv1)

8 A-wooooooo

Posted by: A Werewolf of London at October 14, 2021 09:16 PM (VxC1e)

9 Thanks, WD!

Posted by: Picard at October 14, 2021 09:17 PM (OssQ4)

10 The main marketing niche for Sciroccos was putzes.

True fact.

Posted by: A Werewolf of London at October 14, 2021 09:18 PM (VxC1e)

11 The crone up top bears an eerie resemblance to both Hillary and Pelosi.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at October 14, 2021 09:18 PM (T823z)

12 Top pic looks like art for a Helloween album.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 14, 2021 09:18 PM (x8Wzq)

13

Bonsoir, fappettes & fappeurs!

Posted by: Zettai at October 14, 2021 09:18 PM (mZzAJ)

14 Sorry i I was late posting, my sister and her family are coming into town tonight, and things are hectic here.
Posted by: Weirddave at October 14, 2021 09:16 PM (T2Zv1)


No worries - your ONTs are worth the wait! Hope you have a nice visit with the family.

Posted by: Doof at October 14, 2021 09:18 PM (mZUr4)

15 Sorry i I was late posting, my sister and her family are coming into town tonight, and things are hectic here.

Posted by: Weirddave at October 14, 2021 09:16 PM (T2Zv1)

.....

Think nothing of it.

Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 14, 2021 09:18 PM (7F9te)

16 That top parking lot is not in America.. American cars were not quite so colorful.. still more so than today!

Posted by: Chi-town Jerry at October 14, 2021 09:18 PM (CjFDo)

17 Thanks for the ONT.

Cars:
1) Black.
2) Kind of a Aqua.
3) British Racing Green
4) Kentucky Blue

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 09:19 PM (csEWM)

18 Oh, and look at the bottom left of the top picture. Two VW Sciroccos side by side. I know I'm biased (it was my first car), but I absolutely love the angular body style that was so common back then.


Italian Styling, as they used to say.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 14, 2021 09:19 PM (yQpMk)

19 Look at that. Isn't it gorgeous?

Ugly as dog droppings. Reminds me too much of the 80s GM X-bodies.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 14, 2021 09:19 PM (F0YaR)

20 My MB doesn't feature white noise during crashes. That feature is for Teutonic pussies.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2021 09:19 PM (VxC1e)

21 over/under on how Dirty Bill the rapist got a UTI?

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 14, 2021 09:19 PM (tjNqg)

22 Is the first picture of the parking lot of a lot in Europe?

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 09:19 PM (mD/uy)

23 Government must mandate. If left to the free market, the gov. cronies would be thrown into a ditch and left to die.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 09:19 PM (r1z5A)

24 Top pic looks like art for a Helloween album.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 14, 2021 09:18 PM (x8Wzq)



Would paint on the side of my van.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 14, 2021 09:20 PM (yQpMk)

25 Good morning y'all!

Posted by: tbodie at October 14, 2021 09:20 PM (na0uG)

26 Bald Earl Grey-drinking fool sock off.

I agree, the Scirocco is gorgeous. Fast, too!

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 14, 2021 09:20 PM (OssQ4)

27 Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at October 14, 2021 09:20 PM (VxC1e)

28 Also, like Italians, I prefer my cars with curves more than hard angles.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 09:20 PM (csEWM)

29 The only white colored car I ever owned was a 91 Mitsubishi Galant VR4, most of the cars I've owned were either Orange or blue.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2021 09:20 PM (9l5YM)

30 Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized on Thursday for an undisclosed reason, but the visit was not COVID-related, a report said.

Posted by: Colon Kaepernick at October 14, 2021 09:20 PM (X5CsJ)

31 Cars:
1) Black.
2) Kind of a Aqua.
3) British Racing Green
4) Kentucky Blue
Posted by: Aetius451AD


"Cop caller Red."

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 09:20 PM (r1z5A)

32 That sidebar picture of Jennifer Love Hewitt is creeping me out.

I actually feel a bit sorry for people in the entertainment industry who think they need to do all this abnormal stuff to themselves to be attractive.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 14, 2021 09:21 PM (+lVUW)

33 In the current casa blaster fleet, we have a bright blue, a dark blue, red, mint green, silver, and a pearlescent white

Posted by: blaster at October 14, 2021 09:22 PM (mbFEM)

34 Good evening morons and thanks wd

7 percent fewer students means 7 percent fewer teachers and administrators. Also means $35 million less in the budget.

Oopsie

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 14, 2021 09:22 PM (EZebt)

35 You all may like the backstabbing nordic ice queens like Meeagain, but I prefer hot blooded, curvaceous... who stab you in the front.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 09:22 PM (csEWM)

36 Ugly as dog droppings

Nobody asked you.

Oh, wait, I asked you. Well, you're wrong.

Posted by: Weirddave at October 14, 2021 09:22 PM (OBfBn)

37 So is the reason for boring colors on cars, cops?

I could believe that.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 14, 2021 09:22 PM (OssQ4)

38 And I love having an orange car today, It sticks out like a sore thumb in any parking lot.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2021 09:22 PM (9l5YM)

39 I actually feel a bit sorry for people in the entertainment industry who think they need to do all this abnormal stuff to themselves to be attractive.
Posted by: nerdygirl

The rearranging of the outside features is a futile attempt to fix that which is broken inside.

And yet they persist.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 09:22 PM (mD/uy)

40 During the second set of Obama years all of the new cars had a tinge of grey to them. It fitted the mood perfectly, as the party of death was in full thrall then.

Trump came in to office, and the cars magically got bright and beautiful again.

I noticed a brand new Genesis on the road yesterday, and aside from the fact that I saw a new car on the road, I also noticed the color (light blue) was in gray scale.

What a harbinger.

Posted by: squeakywheel at October 14, 2021 09:22 PM (UDSF6)

41 Bottom car pic looks like still from typical 70's era dystopian movie.

I really did not expect that to come true.

Posted by: tbodie at October 14, 2021 09:22 PM (na0uG)

42 Here's ONT Cheers, and a Fist Full of Bourbon.

CHEERS!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 14, 2021 09:23 PM (QzJWU)

43 33 In the current casa blaster fleet, we have a bright blue, a dark blue, red, mint green, silver, and a pearlescent white
Posted by: blaster at October 14, 2021 09:22 PM (mbFEM)

Nice, except for the silver. If you can spend the time and keep a silver car waxed and polished up, they are sharp. They go dull for me quick.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 09:23 PM (csEWM)

44 Flueven Hueven Farfegnugen

Posted by: Count de Monet, Intermittent Faster, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 14, 2021 09:23 PM (4I/2K)

45 Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized on Thursday for an undisclosed reason, but the visit was not COVID-related, a report said.

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I sure hope he pulls through.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2021 09:23 PM (VxC1e)

46 That pumpkin head thing is perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit.

Posted by: JuJuBee at October 14, 2021 09:24 PM (mNhhD)

47 I drive silver gray cars. When you speed continuously as I do, you want to blend in.

Unfortunately my truck is burnt orange.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 14, 2021 09:24 PM (yQpMk)

48 What I SAID was Pie is sinless because the Sin of PI is ZERO

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2021 09:24 PM (KbLYZ)

49 If you see someone wearing a black COVID mask, tell them that in a few months that will be called half-blackface and they will be out of their jobs and their houses will be burned down for being racist.

Posted by: Roy at October 14, 2021 09:25 PM (Ti+Tv)

50 On WDs hatchback.

+two door
-angular hatchback

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 09:25 PM (csEWM)

51 Weird Dave,

Looked at buying a Sirocco back in my younger days (78/79).

Would have pulled the trigger too, but the damn salesman didn't know how to adjust the drivers seat, and I couldn't fit in the damn thing.

A few years later I got to ride in that same model an was shown how the seat adjusters worked. That salesman was a small "m" moron.

It was a sweet looking car at the time!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at October 14, 2021 09:25 PM (BgMrQ)

52 Evening, Horde...How goes it? The place where I work is deciding NOT to extend the mask mandate for indoors, thank goodness. Though a poll that was taken earlier this week showed support for both a mask mandate and a vaccine mandate for faculty. Idiots.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 14, 2021 09:25 PM (K5n5d)

53 48 What I SAID was Pie is sinless because the Sin of PI is ZERO
Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2021 09:24 PM (KbLYZ)

...

Geometry humor at that.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 09:26 PM (csEWM)

54 Yay! ONT!

Posted by: GWB at October 14, 2021 09:26 PM (hdxov)

55 I absolutely love the angular body style that was so common back then.

The first-generation MR2 is absolutely fun on a bun and has a distinctive silhouette, but I can't shake the feeling that it's a middle schooler's notebook sketch come to life.

I mean, look at it.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 14, 2021 09:26 PM (P4LRL)

56 I've always liked midnight blue cars.

Posted by: JuJuBee at October 14, 2021 09:26 PM (mNhhD)

57 Top car photo is all VW cars.

Yeah. The 70s were groovy. Bright colors.

Posted by: Been Lurking at October 14, 2021 09:26 PM (xopIz)

58 The ONT is still like roiling plasma, and has yet to stabilize into discernible memes.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2021 09:26 PM (VxC1e)

59 Do any of y'all have any plans? Are you planning on wearing a costume?
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No and no.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 14, 2021 09:26 PM (lTC1F)

60 I owned a Scirocco.

It had a slow leak from the radiator and I couldn't afford to get a new one. So I kept two empty Prestone jugs in it and would fill the radiator with water about every evening at the bars I visited.

Eventually, the house release pulley broke from triggering it too many times, so I removed the two interior headlights and could manually trigger the hood release by putting my hands through the holes where the headlights used to be.

Good times and fond memories. I traded it in sight-unseen for $600 on a Mazda B3000.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 14, 2021 09:26 PM (7F9te)

61 Don't see an MGB there. Boring....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 14, 2021 09:26 PM (7bRMQ)

62 Good evening morons and thanks wd

7 percent fewer students means 7 percent fewer teachers and administrators. Also means $35 million less in the budget.

Oopsie
Posted by: San Franpsycho


Nope. Two areas in Wa. St. I am aquainted with formed cities, at a substantial lose of population and income for the county. Not one person at the county level lost their job.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 09:26 PM (r1z5A)

63 I was in Bozeman not too long ago. In a parking lot (one aisle of said parking lot, for the record) I counted about 15 Subarus. 8 of them were forest green. Subaru folks are a weird crowd.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 14, 2021 09:27 PM (x8Wzq)

64 that's an early model T-34 in the Twatter video...

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 14, 2021 09:27 PM (tjNqg)

65 Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized on Thursday for an undisclosed reason, but the visit was not COVID-related, a report said.

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I sure hope he pulls through.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2021 09:23 PM (VxC1e)

I wish he'd have pulled out.

Posted by: Juanita Broaddrick at October 14, 2021 09:27 PM (4I/2K)

66 When did we go from the brightly colored past to the dull gray-black-silver-white world we live in today?
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When they stopped being fun.
Owning that *special* car was an aesthetic experience.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2021 09:27 PM (cpJB3)

67 Light colored cars (and interiors!) are essential in the deep south. Unless you like burning your legs and hands on a 150 degree interior after a few hours of it sitting in the sun in summer.

Thanks for ONT, btw, weirddave.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 14, 2021 09:27 PM (F0YaR)

68 I have evidence which will lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at October 14, 2021 09:27 PM (z36Kd)

69 I have actually been seeing a lot more colorful cars. In fact, ford is setting up a temporary test course/show room in the parking lot across the street from where I work and we were just commenting on the bright orange/yellow, powder blue, and green colors today.

Posted by: lin-duh at October 14, 2021 09:27 PM (UUBmN)

70 I prefer a nondescript car. Unmemorable. Not likely to attract notice. I don't plan on needing these qualities, but I don't plan on a lot of things.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 14, 2021 09:27 PM (QU5/8)

71 In the 80s, my friend had a VW GTI which was fun to drive around, and I almost bought a Scirocco. I got a Mustang LX 5.0L instead, which was a good plan at the time.

Posted by: Roy at October 14, 2021 09:27 PM (Ti+Tv)

72 Here's ONT Cheers, and a Fist Full of Bourbon.

CHEERS!

Jim

It was my privilege to be invited to an Elijah Craig tasting last night. They had them all - Small Batch, two types of Rye, Single Barrel, Barrel Proof and Toasted Barrel.

They started us off with Old Fashioneds and then added to that the 6 shots. Whoa!

I left a bit behind and still had a spot of trouble getting back to the vehicle.

I know - I'm a light-weight.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 09:28 PM (mD/uy)

73 I had a friend that had a diesel Rabbit back when diesel was cheap.

I liked that car.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 14, 2021 09:29 PM (yQpMk)

74 47 I had a doesn't stand out blends right in car, a brown 4 door Torino. Black wall tires, poverty hub caps, no side trim. Great when you had to go to a bad neighborhood because you knew it would be where you left it .

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 14, 2021 09:29 PM (C1Lsn)

75 Japan has 777 covid cases right now.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2021 09:29 PM (cpJB3)

76 In the 80's we had 2 Renault Alliance hatchbacks.. a dam good car with tons of space inside. A red one and a yellow one..

But that lower pic looks like a Volkswagen factory parking lot!

Posted by: Chi-town Jerry at October 14, 2021 09:29 PM (CjFDo)

77 Top car photo is all VW cars


there are bunches of vws, but bunches of others too, audi, trabant, maybe an alfa, maybe some others. it is a euro pic though

not sure where the secnd pic is from

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2021 09:29 PM (K3ZCc)

78 I sure hope he pulls through.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)


A knot hole backwards.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 09:29 PM (r1z5A)

79 Hmm. My vehicles are boring colors (one black, one gunmetal gray), but the bikes are a bit better (silver with bright blue pinstripes, gold flake with white trim).

Until I was 30 or so, all my vehicles were the same color: Bondo and rust.

My Mom always drove a bright red car of some kind. I don't think she gave a shit about the brand or body style, as long as it was bright red. One of the many things I miss about her.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at October 14, 2021 09:30 PM (lNHqD)

80 But that lower pic looks like a Volkswagen factory parking lot!
Posted by: Chi-town

they gray pic?

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2021 09:30 PM (K3ZCc)

81 and, before i forget... Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 14, 2021 09:30 PM (tjNqg)

82 Recently, Mazda has offered some very nearly irridescant bright metallic red and blue paint finishes in their lineup.

VERY much "pop" to those colors, they're most certainly not boring. Mopar had some brights a couple years back, but now even their Hellcat 200mph car is rolling in black, subdued cream-grey, and an off-white that looks like sun-chalked siding on the South facing side of an old Southern home.

Best colors? Early 1970s Honda motorcycle gas tanks. Those blues and reds were deep enough to swim in.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 14, 2021 09:30 PM (QzJWU)

83 Meanwhile, Hilary is sneaking into Bill's hospital room to inject him with more nasty bacteria.

Carpetmunch-hausen Syndrome.

Posted by: JuJuBee at October 14, 2021 09:30 PM (mNhhD)

84 Nobody asked you.

Oh, wait, I asked you. Well, you're wrong.

Posted by: Weirddave at October 14, 2021 09:22 PM (OBfBn)


Lol.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 14, 2021 09:31 PM (F0YaR)

85 Krieger (big dog) is doing slightly better today. He was able to go out and pee with help of a human holding a tea towel underhis belly. I feel much better about it than last night!

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at October 14, 2021 09:31 PM (EiPf6)

86 by proxy!

Posted by: JuJuBee at October 14, 2021 09:31 PM (mNhhD)

87 black, grey, silver, red, would be acceptbl colors for cars, if you are not gay.


blue, for limos, is the most formal color so that is good too

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2021 09:31 PM (K3ZCc)

88 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at October 14, 2021 09:32 PM (TdMsT)

89 regarding car paint colors, I am seeing a lot of colors mixed with white, kind of creamy. oranges, tans, greens, blues, but all very crayon-y. Do not like.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 14, 2021 09:32 PM (x8Wzq)

90 Top car photo is all VW cars.

Well, it is in Wolfsburg. They must have given them away like candy.

Posted by: t-bird at October 14, 2021 09:32 PM (3fR4G)

91 I have evidence which will lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton.
Posted by: Bill Clinton at October 14, 2021 09:27 PM (z36Kd)

Threadwinner!

Posted by: Juanita Broaddrick at October 14, 2021 09:32 PM (4I/2K)

92 Jim SND: package headed your way, due in your AO Tuesday. tracking info, etc, to follow back channel.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 14, 2021 09:32 PM (tjNqg)

93 Cars have been destyled and decolored and modulized on purpose. It is preparation for the subscription based electric self driving transportation modules that the Canal would love to impose for higher profits and more control. It is all social engineering. Why else would they change car marketing from the long term "make you want your own cool personal chariot" approach?
Halloween may well be part of the antiChriistian social engineering plot also. Demons and monsters and devils are fun, they tell you. Halloween is rapidly becoming the biggest adult holiday...years ago it was mostly for kids. The message of Christianity is anathema to the desired elites and peasants society the elites want.

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 09:32 PM (3/XaG)

94 Sirocco? Pfft.
I prefer the 411/412 hatchback.

Posted by: GWB at October 14, 2021 09:33 PM (hdxov)

95 Also in my area vintage 2 door Broncos that have been fully restored are all the rage. The ones with the removable tops. They tend to be brightly colored. There are also a bunch of older soft top jeeps also painted bright colors. And a lady at church has a peptobismal pink Cadillac Escalade,probably sells Mary Kay.

Posted by: lin-duh at October 14, 2021 09:33 PM (UUBmN)

96 ecently, Mazda has offered some very nearly irridescant bright metallic red and blue paint finishes in their lineup.

VERY much "pop" to those colors, they're most certainly not boring. Mopar had some brights a couple years back, but now even their Hellcat 200mph car is rolling in black, subdued cream-grey, and an off-white that looks like sun-chalked siding on the South facing side of an old Southern home.

Best colors? Early 1970s Honda motorcycle gas tanks. Those blues and reds were deep enough to swim in.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
G


the red they are offering, is robitussin red, it is very noticabl but after a few secs it is revolting.

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2021 09:33 PM (K3ZCc)

97 Tempting fate, and all the popo in NYS

I'm driving this:

https://tinyurl.com/ybah3s2a

RED RED RED!!!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at October 14, 2021 09:33 PM (BgMrQ)

98 Nice jack o lantern up top

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 14, 2021 09:34 PM (YZG/i)

99 Well, it is in Wolfsburg. They must have given them away like candy.
Posted by: t-bird


is that what the "wob" signifies?

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2021 09:34 PM (K3ZCc)

100 Plum Creek Literacy Festival cancels events after authors pull out over 'discriminatory' Concordia policy

Don't like it? Get out of a church backed school. Ain't as if it's ELCA backed. Go there for crap like that....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 14, 2021 09:34 PM (7bRMQ)

101 94 Sirocco? Pfft.
I prefer the 411/412 hatchback.
Posted by: GWB at October 14, 2021 09:33 PM (hdxov)

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Porsche 914 FTW

The Porsche for poor people.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2021 09:34 PM (VxC1e)

102 Good evening {{{Ladyl}}} !

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 14, 2021 09:35 PM (xDJGl)

103 ars have been destyled and decolored and modulized on purpose. It is preparation for the subscription based electric self driving transportation modules that the Canal would love to impose for higher profits and more control. It is all social engineering. Why else would they change car marketing from the long term "make you want your own cool personal chariot" approach?



fuel efficiency, aerodynamics, handling?

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2021 09:35 PM (K3ZCc)

104 Sorry i I was late posting, my sister and her family are coming into town tonight, and things are hectic here.
Posted by: Weirddave at October 14, 2021 09:16 PM (T2Zv1)


And you still managed to provide us with some good stuff. Thanks

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 14, 2021 09:35 PM (+lVUW)

105 Dearest {{Hrothgar}}}!!! May I call you tomorrow morning?

Posted by: Ladyl at October 14, 2021 09:35 PM (TdMsT)

106 This was a good color for a Corvette. Saw one in person in California one time.

https://tinyurl.com/3mhmzfc7

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 09:36 PM (csEWM)

107 I'm driving this:

https://tinyurl.com/ybah3s2a

RED RED RED!!!


That's a beautiful red.

Posted by: t-bird at October 14, 2021 09:36 PM (KDCRD)

108 Tonypete. Bring all of the Bourbons to the TxMoMeet, and we'll finish off the job like like pros staggering drunks!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 14, 2021 09:36 PM (QzJWU)

109 I also had a neighbor who drove a neon lime green Lamborghini until he traded it in for a black Ferrari.

Posted by: lin-duh at October 14, 2021 09:37 PM (UUBmN)

110 Any luck negotiating the Buckmark, Jim?

Posted by: Ladyl at October 14, 2021 09:37 PM (TdMsT)

111 "Well, you're not going to believe this house in Dallas."

You're right. It's a pretty dumb house. It better be in a good neighborhood.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2021 09:37 PM (cpJB3)

112 This might be a better picture. In any kind of shade, it looks more like copper.

https://tinyurl.com/26tmt7d8

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 09:37 PM (csEWM)

113 Cool picture WD!
Vintage Halloween is the best Halloween.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 14, 2021 09:37 PM (NpAcC)

114 Cars don't look cool like they used too. From fins and whitewall tires to muscle cars. They all look the same now.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 14, 2021 09:38 PM (9mPbX)

115 That TX house is too damn big for me. I could live in 2 of those rooms.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 14, 2021 09:38 PM (W+kMI)

116 the red they are offering, is robitussin red, it is very noticabl but after a few secs it is revolting.
Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2021 09:33 PM (K3ZCc)

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. It is, in my opinion, the best red offered by any manufacturer.

I find the color changes based on the light available, and the angle of ones view.

YMMV...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at October 14, 2021 09:38 PM (BgMrQ)

117 Seems back in the 60's only 1 out of 5 vehicles coming down the line was good enough for black paint. It's terribly unforgiving about body flaws.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 09:38 PM (r1z5A)

118 Japan has 777 covid cases right now.
Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2021 09:29 PM (cpJB3)

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B777. My favorite aircraft for long hauls.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2021 09:38 PM (VxC1e)

119 Lindih, i love those broncos!

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at October 14, 2021 09:38 PM (EiPf6)

120 good evening horde

Posted by: wing at October 14, 2021 09:38 PM (PlW9M)

121 39 I actually feel a bit sorry for people in the entertainment industry who think they need to do all this abnormal stuff to themselves to be attractive.
Posted by: nerdygirl

The rearranging of the outside features is a futile attempt to fix that which is broken inside.

And yet they persist.

The things they have to do to get picked for the Golden Ticket...and then, your wealth and fame revolves around your physical appearance...a very few age well..the rest look in the mirror and notice their time will end and will take any chance to keep it going and there are people who will take their money to do...things

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 09:38 PM (3/XaG)

122
https://tinyurl.com/26tmt7d8

Posted by: Aetius451AD at

That vette is pretty cool.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 14, 2021 09:39 PM (9mPbX)

123 The SF drug article is interesting.

Obviously, we see the treatment of drug addicts by the Taliban as inhuman and tyrannical, and so we criticize it.

But honestly, if your child were addicted to opioids and the two choices were hand him/her a clean needle or lock them up and humiliate them until they were begging in submission, which route would you choose for them?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 14, 2021 09:39 PM (7F9te)

124 114 Cars don't look cool like they used too. From fins and whitewall tires to muscle cars. They all look the same now.
Posted by: CaliGirl at October 14, 2021 09:38 PM (9mPbX)

They do- everything has gone the way of aerodynamics. Big blobs.

I still like the mustang because at least it looks like something. Challengers too.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 09:39 PM (csEWM)

125 Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. It is, in my opinion, the best red offered by any manufacturer.





this is a myth

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2021 09:39 PM (K3ZCc)

126 is that what the "wob" signifies?

Yes, German license plates used to always begin with some sort of city abbreviation. "B" for Berlin, for instance, but Wolfsburg isn't near big enough to rate just a "W".

Posted by: t-bird at October 14, 2021 09:39 PM (3fR4G)

127
Yes, German license plates used to always begin with some sort of city abbreviation. "B" for Berlin, for instance, but Wolfsburg isn't near big enough to rate just a "W".
Posted by: t-bird


thanks

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2021 09:40 PM (K3ZCc)

128 In the current casa blaster fleet, we have a bright blue, a dark blue, red, mint green, silver, and a pearlescent white

Posted by: blaster at October 14, 2021 09:22 PM (mbFEM)



White, Hunter Green, Platinum, Black, Black, Black and, um, Black. Yes, I'm running a low-budget version of Jay Leno's Garage.

Posted by: HTL at October 14, 2021 09:40 PM (7SBMg)

129 33 In the current casa blaster fleet, we have a bright blue, a dark blue, red, mint green, silver, and a pearlescent white
Posted by: blaster at October 14, 2021 09:22 PM (mbFEM)


My jeep is burgundy red. My previous one was a shade of blue. But it does seem like the majority of cars are white, black, or gray.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 14, 2021 09:40 PM (+lVUW)

130 Evening.

Willowed from the last thread.
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I refuse to suffer alone in this.

https://tinyurl.com/3kkvrddp
Posted by: Robert at October 14, 2021 09:16 PM (0ILm6)
And I knew before I even clicked. But I thought: it might be some harmless bubblegum pop. Robert is a metal guy, that is probably why he hates it with such a passion.
Caveat Emptor.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 09:17 PM (csEWM)

Still not going to suffer alone.

Posted by: Robert at October 14, 2021 09:40 PM (yVPHG)

131 Posted by: Ladyl at October 14, 2021 09:35 PM (TdMsT)

Yes, indeed!. We can have a Buckmark discussion among other things!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 14, 2021 09:40 PM (xDJGl)

132 That Mercedes sound system would go off every time I changed lanes on the highway.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2021 09:41 PM (cpJB3)

133 Picture the following colors:

1992 Toyota Previa.
1995 Chevy S-10.

We are all thinking of the same colors.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 14, 2021 09:41 PM (P4LRL)

134 I've been seeing a new color whose attraction I don't get. It looks like blue putty.

Posted by: t-bird at October 14, 2021 09:41 PM (KDCRD)

135 There is actually a company that will build you a new bronco on a vintage body for about $75K+++
Crazy!

Posted by: lin-duh at October 14, 2021 09:41 PM (UUBmN)

136 Purple is the royal color they say.

Posted by: banana Dream at October 14, 2021 09:41 PM (rLfOT)

137 Colors of cars I've owned. Blue, copper, brown (more of a tan, really), blue, blue, blue, twilight turquoise.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 14, 2021 09:41 PM (SchxB)

138 Lexus driver protection is turned off or I could never pass a car.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2021 09:42 PM (cpJB3)

139 So, and maybe it's just me, but about 18 seconds into the Mercedes "pink noise" video did anyone else notice the see-through man had a giant cock and balls?

Like....wowzers!

Posted by: Robert at October 14, 2021 09:42 PM (yVPHG)

140 134 I've been seeing a new color whose attraction I don't get. It looks like blue putty.
Posted by: t-bird at October 14, 2021 09:41 PM (KDCRD)

You talking about that palish, dull baby blue (but slightly deeper blue)?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 09:42 PM (csEWM)

141 Bitter Clinger,
I'd get them clean. And they would suffer. But I'm not going to hand them a clean needle.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 14, 2021 09:42 PM (U2p+3)

142 I'm resisting Pritzger's statewide mask mandate by going barefaced into places of business.

Most all have no mask police, but these do:

Costco. Their gatekeepers act like concentration-camp commandants. Once inside and unmasked, I got no hassle.

Starbucks. The woke tattooed pierced purple-hairs will loudly refuse to take your order. Go in with a sippy cup and sip a little, they let you. Go figure.

Haircut joints. I've tried six in two days. All refuse to serve me. I'll try the coffee cup routine.

But not one supermarket, car dealer, Menards, Lowes, Depot, Farm&Fleet, clothing store, liquor store, hardware store, pet supply, shit, there are plenty more, have refused entry or hassled me.

What's your Illiniois resistance story?

Posted by: Mr Gaga at October 14, 2021 09:42 PM (4ZE6o)

143 Also Chevy Astro (except the fleet/trade ones that were white).

Posted by: hogmartin at October 14, 2021 09:42 PM (P4LRL)

144 Purple is the royal color they say.
Posted by: banana Dream


I always thought of Lent...

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 09:42 PM (r1z5A)

145 Purple is the royal color they say.
Posted by: banana Dream at October 14, 2021 09:41 PM (rLfOT)


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Made from crushed sea urchins. Very pricey.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2021 09:42 PM (VxC1e)

146 fuel efficiency, aerodynamics, handling?I

I don't believe for a second that your normal crossover or little sedan gets any improvement in those three things from bland, dull lookalike styling.

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 09:42 PM (3/XaG)

147 136 Purple is the royal color they say.
Posted by: banana Dream at October 14, 2021 09:41 PM (rLfOT)

Only cars I can think of that look good in purple are Cords.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 09:42 PM (csEWM)

148 My first car was white, every other car has been black.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 14, 2021 09:43 PM (9mPbX)

149 in the secnd there is a big American van wedged in with those uro cars

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2021 09:43 PM (K3ZCc)

150 118 Japan has 777 covid cases right now.
Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2021 09:29 PM (cpJB3)

Better than 666 cases!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 14, 2021 09:43 PM (xDJGl)

151 There is actually a company that will build you a new bronco on a vintage body for about $75K+++
Crazy!


Vintage Mustang body forms, all new car, over $200K.

https://revologycars.com/

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 14, 2021 09:43 PM (SchxB)

152 39 I actually feel a bit sorry for people in the entertainment industry who think they need to do all this abnormal stuff to themselves to be attractive.
Posted by: nerdygirl

The rearranging of the outside features is a futile attempt to fix that which is broken inside.

And yet they persist.
Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 09:22 PM (mD/uy)


There is a great feeling of freedom in accepting the fact that you are getting older and no one expects you to look like you did when you were 25.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 14, 2021 09:43 PM (+lVUW)

153 Wurzburg was WU.
Frankfurt was F.
Munich was M.
Aschaffenburg? I think it was AF. Funny that I can't quite recall, since I was stationed there.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 14, 2021 09:44 PM (x8Wzq)

154 Porsche 914 FTW

The Porsche for poor people.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2021 09:34 PM (VxC1e)

Dino 246GTB
The Ferrari for poor people

Posted by: OneEyedJack at October 14, 2021 09:44 PM (MFphb)

155 They do the same with vettes- they will take a modern corvette guts and drop a fabricated C1 or C2 body onto it.

I crave one. Red with cream scallops. Mmmmmm...

Maybe when I am all grown up.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 09:44 PM (csEWM)

156 Won't be dressing up this year, but my usual costume involves a red hood.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 14, 2021 09:45 PM (NpAcC)

157 restomod

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2021 09:45 PM (K3ZCc)

158 There is a great feeling of freedom in accepting the fact that you are getting older and no one expects you to look like you did when you were 25.
Posted by: nerdygirl


Except when one walks past a mirror and you see your dad...even worse when you're a girl.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 09:46 PM (r1z5A)

159 156 Won't be dressing up this year, but my usual costume involves a red hood.
Posted by: redridinghood at


SHOCKER!

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 14, 2021 09:46 PM (U2p+3)

160

In the Eighties, I owned a purple hatchback...

Posted by: Zettai at October 14, 2021 09:46 PM (mZzAJ)

161 109 I also had a neighbor who drove a neon lime green Lamborghini until he traded it in for a black Ferrari.

Posted by: lin-duh at October 14, 2021 09:37 PM (UUBmN)


There's a scene in Black Moon Rising (1986) that features a lime green supercar. The car maker, I don't recall. Movie features Tommy Lee Jones and Linda Hamilton. Decent car thief flick.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 14, 2021 09:46 PM (F0YaR)

162 It was weird to see that sepsis news about Clenis on the side bar

Sepsis is one of the things my grandnephew is being treated for. It's hard to decipher his status 3rd hand.

This morning I asked if he was in a coma - my sister said no, just sleeping. That's a relief, right?

This evening she sent me "good news" - he moved his toes (the dad sent a video clip to of the kid's foot to her and the second toe tapped the big toe lightly several times. I'm like - you mean he hasn't moved up until now? (Yes, hasn't moved until now)

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 14, 2021 09:46 PM (YZG/i)

163 Wurzburg was WU.
Frankfurt was F.
Munich was M.
Aschaffenburg? I think it was AF. Funny that I can't quite recall, since I was stationed there.


I remembered Munich and Frankfurt. Stuttgart was S. Worms was WO.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 14, 2021 09:46 PM (SchxB)

164 Test.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 14, 2021 09:46 PM (aHl3V)

165 You talking about that palish, dull baby blue (but slightly deeper blue)?

I think so. Trying to look it up, but nobody else thinks of it as "blue putty".

Posted by: t-bird at October 14, 2021 09:47 PM (B2mhs)

166 ..Any luck negotiating the Buckmark, Jim? Posted by: Ladyl at October 14, 2021 09:37 PM (TdMsT)

Alas, no. Seller is still on "retail", price-wise. Needs a $100 reduction to even begin to become a reasonable price. Does come with extra mags, hard case, soft case and all the other stuff that comes with a new gun. But as it is right now? It's a vanity gun at a vanity price.

I'll find something much more approachable, soonest.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 14, 2021 09:47 PM (QzJWU)

167 restomod
Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2021 09:45 PM (K3ZCc)

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Philistine!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2021 09:47 PM (VxC1e)

168 "everything has gone the way of aerodynamics. Big blobs."

yes, but why did they have to take our nice bright colors away?

Maybe it was part of the early dehumanization plan, make us drab and monochrome ... now they advanced to making us faceless with masks, and all monochrome in Narrative.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 14, 2021 09:47 PM (Cus5s)

169 Yep, building new cars on vintage bodies is a thing if you have the cash...

On new cars I've been seeing lots of bright, flat pastel colors.

Posted by: lin-duh at October 14, 2021 09:48 PM (UUBmN)

170 >>> 105 Dearest {{Hrothgar}}}!!! May I call you tomorrow morning?
Posted by: Ladyl at October 14, 2021 09:35 PM (TdMsT)

What are you going to call him? ;P

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 14, 2021 09:48 PM (ACi07)

171
I crave one. Red with cream scallops. Mmmmmm...

Maybe when I am all grown up.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at

My dream car is a 64 corvette, removable hardtop. Black with red interior. I want the unicorn, an original that was garaged.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 14, 2021 09:48 PM (9mPbX)

172 'sup, all y'all?

Last night inColorado before i fly home tomorrow. Overall good productive trip. Got to meet my staff of engineers face-to-face, got to meet my new report card writer as well as my new chief engineer face-to-face too. You'd think the senior folk would be more static, but nope.

Missed commenting and reading the blog this week. Got hard core withdrawal from it.

Looking forward to getting home tomorrow to spend some time with Smash and Junior-ette before i have to head up to NJ on Sunday to meet te rest of my staff there.


By the way, what's my damned hash here?

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (????) - at October 14, 2021 09:48 PM (EFE+N)

173 I've bought a ginormous amount of Frooties to hand out. I'm forecasting increased beggars due to pent up Quarantine energy.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 14, 2021 09:48 PM (QU5/8)

174 I always liked the looks of a Porche 928.

Posted by: davidt at October 14, 2021 09:48 PM (AouHU)

175 Porsche 914 FTW

The Porsche for poor people.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2021 09:34 PM (VxC1e)

In orange, like Rockford's hot lawyer....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 14, 2021 09:48 PM (7bRMQ)

176 I've owned quite a few cars..

Powder blue chevy impala, Orange VW bus, beige buick regal, light blue chevy spectrum, Red Mazda Rx7, White Mitsubishi Galant, Blue Eagle Talon, Tan Hyundai Santa Fe, Maroon GMC Sierra Pickup, Orange Honda Fit, Blue Honda Fit, Orange Honda Fit, Orange Hyundai Tucson, Blue Chevy Colorado, Blue Jeep Wrangler.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2021 09:48 PM (9l5YM)

177 I've always been partial to red. Had two red cars; an 87 Camaro IROC Z-28 and a 13 Ford Focus ST. Also had a "Adriatic Blue" Porsche 914. Everything else has been white, black or gray. So, 3 out of about 14 vehicles were "colorful."

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 14, 2021 09:48 PM (BFigT)

178 Test.
Posted by: Lincolntf

Color bars look good, audio is weak.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 09:48 PM (r1z5A)

179 There is a great feeling of freedom in accepting the fact that you are getting older and no one expects you to look like you did when you were 25.
Posted by: nerdygirl at October 14, 2021 09:43 PM (+lVUW)

Hell, I won the "most changed" award at my 10 year HS reunion, because I had gained Army weight, grown a beard and was aggressively working on my receding hairline.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 14, 2021 09:49 PM (x8Wzq)

180 EFE+N ?

Sounds like something in a digital curcuit

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (EFE+N) - at October 14, 2021 09:49 PM (EFE+N)

181 I don't believe for a second that your normal crossover or little sedan gets any improvement in those three things from bland, dull lookalike styling.
Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 09:42 PM (3/XaG)

Think of this as the triumph of the accountants, or soulless scoundrels if you will. For a probable 0.01 mpg fleet performance, they've convinced corporate that the aerodynamic "one shape fits all" design is necessary and thus have lessened the joy of viewing unique mobile works of art by making them impossible to buy!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 14, 2021 09:49 PM (xDJGl)

182 My dream car is a 64 corvette, removable hardtop. Black with red interior. I want the unicorn, an original that was garaged.
Posted by: CaliGirl


'68 with 396....sigh

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 09:49 PM (r1z5A)

183 A neighbor of mine, who is a GM retiree, has an aqua and white chevy from the mid fifties. He takes it out for a drive at least once a week.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 14, 2021 09:50 PM (+lVUW)

184 165 You talking about that palish, dull baby blue (but slightly deeper blue)?

I think so. Trying to look it up, but nobody else thinks of it as "blue putty".
Posted by: t-bird at October 14, 2021 09:47 PM (B2mhs)

This is the color I think you mean- just not on that car.

https://tinyurl.com/dwx29j5h

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 09:50 PM (csEWM)

185 FJB never gets old

Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at October 14, 2021 09:51 PM (fC8md)

186 Anyway, how are all of you regulars doing? I am banned from AOS at my home IP so I only get to comment when I travel. Currently at Topsail Island, NC., it looks cool, and the weather forecast is A-OK.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 14, 2021 09:51 PM (aHl3V)

187 In the Eighties, I owned a purple hatchback...

Posted by: Zettai at October 14, 2021 09:46 PM (mZzAJ)


In the 70s, I wrecked my VW Bug enough it needed a repaint... Bright purple was my choice. It did stand out.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 14, 2021 09:51 PM (F0YaR)

188 I was never much of a fan of the c3 vettes or the firebirds and cmaros of the same time, however, I would be interested in doing a restomod of the vette and the other, especialli if i could get a modern drivetrain with the handling.

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2021 09:52 PM (K3ZCc)

189 yes, but why did they have to take our nice bright colors away?

kodachrome, makes all the world a sunny day.

Posted by: Paul Simon at October 14, 2021 09:52 PM (4I/2K)

190 White, Hunter Green, Platinum, Black, Black, Black and, um, Black. Yes, I'm running a low-budget version of Jay Leno's Garage.

Posted by: HTL at October 14, 2021 09:40 PM (7SBMg)

Everybody is a low-budget version of Jay Leno's Garage.

Posted by: Jay at October 14, 2021 09:52 PM (7bRMQ)

191 hey, BifBewalski

Posted by: hogmartin at October 14, 2021 09:52 PM (P4LRL)

192 183 A neighbor of mine, who is a GM retiree, has an aqua and white chevy from the mid fifties. He takes it out for a drive at least once a week.
Posted by: nerdygirl at October 14, 2021 09:50 PM (+lVUW)

--------

Did he get it, one piece at a time?

Posted by: Johnny Cash at October 14, 2021 09:52 PM (VxC1e)

193 I think that flat pastel colors are trending right now on car. Metallic paint is out.

Posted by: lin-duh at October 14, 2021 09:52 PM (UUBmN)

194 Posted by: nurse ratched at October 14, 2021 09:42 PM (U2p+3)

....,

In many ways, that was what I was getting at.

What sometimes appears to be cruel is actually kind, and what is passed off for kind is often cruel.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 14, 2021 09:52 PM (7F9te)

195 People tired of being angry.

They've become tiredgry.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 14, 2021 09:52 PM (IMmgC)

196 This is the type of thing I want:

https://tinyurl.com/yxreksb2

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 09:52 PM (csEWM)

197 My fave Vette has always been the 68 body. They kept messing it up more with every change but that car always looked like something that would never actually get sold by a real car company. I gather they aren't very good cars really but the styling is great.

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 09:52 PM (3/XaG)

198

My new truck is "Grey Metallic"... I must be an adherent to the new bland trend, as this replaces a red minivan!

Posted by: Zettai at October 14, 2021 09:53 PM (mZzAJ)

199 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/media

*scroll down

Posted by: kbdabear at October 14, 2021 09:53 PM (qAR6u)

200 Lincolnf,
It's been a while...how's it going?

Posted by: lin-duh at October 14, 2021 09:53 PM (UUBmN)

201 And I love having an orange car today, It sticks out like a sore thumb in any parking lot.

I have seriously considered having my pearlescent white 2005 Town Car repainted like the Scooby van when it needs repainting. Knock on wood, though, it still looks new.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 14, 2021 09:53 PM (CX3cf)

202 Ford Focus ST

which is aming the most underappreciated cars

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2021 09:53 PM (K3ZCc)

203 What sometimes appears to be cruel is actually kind, and what is passed off for kind is often cruel.

So you've got to be cruel to be kind?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 14, 2021 09:54 PM (SchxB)

204 FJB never gets old
Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at October 14, 2021 09:51 PM (fC8md)
**********
I look forward to seeing the first license plate.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 14, 2021 09:54 PM (NpAcC)

205 I am banned from AOS at my home IP so I only get to comment when I travel.


....

ADMIN!

Reported!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 14, 2021 09:54 PM (7F9te)

206 Car colors:
Yellow (w/ primer fender and hood)
Yellow
Red
Bronze (German BMW)
Blue
Black
Maroon
Bronze
White

Posted by: GWB at October 14, 2021 09:54 PM (hdxov)

207 So you've got to be cruel to be kind?
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 14, 2021 09:54 PM (SchxB)


In the right measure

Posted by: OneEyedJack at October 14, 2021 09:54 PM (MFphb)

208 Thanks for the content WD. That Mercedes idea is pretty interesting. Have to wonder how this stuff is going to perform in 10 years = another thing to fix.
Chevelle->FiatX1/9->Scirocco

Posted by: MikeM at October 14, 2021 09:55 PM (5Y7fX)

209 kbdabear

Thank you. You are a giver.

May you and your browser stay healthy.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 14, 2021 09:55 PM (u82oZ)

210 hey, BifBewalski
Posted by: hogmartin at October 14, 2021 09:52 PM (P4LRL)

Hey. Wish i could be there next week. Planning another trip to Mom's in Nov. Wouldn't mind giving you a turn with my ar-10 if the schedules sync up. Mom has a big arsed cougar poaching her cats and dogs and i aim to try to bag him.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (EFE+N) - at October 14, 2021 09:55 PM (EFE+N)

211 Great content as usual....thanks WD!

Posted by: COMountainMarie at October 14, 2021 09:55 PM (gv+02)

212 Nothing fancy by any means, but it's always been one of my dream cars. Malaise-era Celica GT:

https://tinyurl.com/yn37enfs

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at October 14, 2021 09:55 PM (lNHqD)

213 So you've got to be cruel to be kind

In the right measure.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 14, 2021 09:55 PM (QU5/8)

214 I have a couple of newer cars with what I consider to pretty close to what I think of as (old style) "Candy Apple Red". Looks really nice to me,

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 14, 2021 09:56 PM (xDJGl)

215 This American Horror Story with Eisenhower might be the greatest television show I've ever seen. I just they had done something different with the modern part.

Posted by: TC at October 14, 2021 09:56 PM (Nr6zN)

216 First car was a baby blue Buick LeSabre convertible. I occasionally get nostalgic for it, but that thing wouldn’t even fit in my current garage.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 14, 2021 09:56 PM (CX3cf)

217 Would you believe I missed it by this much?

*makes small gesture*

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 14, 2021 09:57 PM (QU5/8)

218 This is the type of thing I want:

https://tinyurl.com/yxreksb2

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 09:52 PM (csEWM)

That's really close except for the windshield angle, kinda throws the whole thing off.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at October 14, 2021 09:57 PM (MFphb)

219 @201

>>I have seriously considered having my pearlescent white 2005 Town Car repainted like the Scooby van when it needs repainting.

** Impersonating ZOD **

You will do this, you will do this now.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2021 09:57 PM (9l5YM)

220 Suburban - Blue
Cadillac - White
Buick Le Sabre - Jade Green
Chevy P/U - Gold & Doe Skin tan

Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2021 09:57 PM (cpJB3)

221 #EmptyShelvesJoe patting himself on the back for getting the LA/LB ports to operate 24/7

Of course with no room for offloaded crates the Lonshoremens Union will get paid premium rates to sit around watching porn on their phones.

Which suits the ILA hacks just fine

Posted by: kbdabear at October 14, 2021 09:57 PM (qAR6u)

222 Ginger



what is not a good color for a car, or anything

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2021 09:58 PM (K3ZCc)

223 I see a red car and I want to paint it brown sugar.

Posted by: Mick with lips so thick at October 14, 2021 09:58 PM (63Dwl)

224 >>>For a probable 0.01 mpg fleet performance, they've convinced corporate that the aerodynamic "one shape fits all" design is necessary and thus have lessened the joy of viewing unique mobile works of art by making them impossible to buy!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 14, 2021 09:49 PM (xDJGl)
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Suppository

Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2021 09:58 PM (cpJB3)

225 Current car Crown Vic, color, Sheriff Silver. I get lots of strange looks on the road.

Drugs, I would never facilitate someone's addiction. No clean needles. Interestingly enough China is taking the Taliban route for kids/young adults who play video games too long during a week or month.
Boot camp with beatings.
Naturally, since your game play is timed it's also reported to the authorities. Coming soon to a country near you.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at October 14, 2021 09:58 PM (fpRbZ)

226 That's really close except for the windshield angle, kinda throws the whole thing off.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at October 14, 2021 09:57 PM (MFphb)

Agreed. Also the side line going from the door to the trunk is not quite right.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 09:58 PM (csEWM)

227 They all look the same now.
Posted by: CaliGirl at October 14, 2021 09:38 PM (9mPbX)

Because CAFE has to reduce them all to the most efficient design to achieve stupid MPGs.

Posted by: GWB at October 14, 2021 09:59 PM (hdxov)

228 Thank you, Jim!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at October 14, 2021 09:59 PM (TdMsT)

229 My first car was a bright green Honda Civic Wagon. My husband's was a celery green Rabbit. Then we had a silver Jetta (I know nothing of car shapes but we always joked about it have good buns.) Black Prizm. Dark Green Van. White van (no choice what was on lot). Black Elantra (it had the lowest mileage but I so wanted on of the pretty blue ones). And now a blue (maybe the putty blue??) Subaru. I was just so happy to have a color....

Posted by: Iris at October 14, 2021 09:59 PM (6lKe4)

230 You want car colors, look what was available in the 50's

And very often in 2 or more colors

Posted by: kbdabear at October 14, 2021 09:59 PM (qAR6u)

231 This is the type of thing I want:

https://tinyurl.com/yxreksb2


Let's take a little drive through the uncanny valley, shall we?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 14, 2021 10:00 PM (SchxB)

232 Think of this as the triumph of the accountants, or soulless scoundrels if you will. For a probable 0.01 mpg fleet performance, they've convinced corporate that the aerodynamic "one shape fits all" design is necessary and thus have lessened the joy of viewing unique mobile works of art by making them impossible to buy!
I think that along witb the electric push it is social engineering to reduce the pushback against the eventual subscription based self driving module they want. Think of all the corporate pluses in that. Perpetual payments. Control over product change and replacement demand. Being able to control where and when you go and having a record of travel. No repo costs if you don't make your payment. Control over all servicing. It's what they want, but they have to train the dogs to accept it. Can't be done unless they change the public desire to have their own "cool" car and can't be done quickly without puahback. Logical first step is to make cars have all the appeal of appliances.

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 10:00 PM (3/XaG)

233 Posted by: kbdabear at October 14, 2021 09:57 PM (qAR6u)

Funny thing to me is that if Joe Xiden can take credit for reopening the ports, then it seems to follow that he is the reason the ports have been closed!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 14, 2021 10:00 PM (xDJGl)

234 216 Buick LeSabre convertible.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair
Gotta admire the cojones of those car marketing guys, naming something like your car a Sabre, or Impala, Maverick, or my Malibu (Chevelle). These cars had nothing to do with their names.

Posted by: MikeM at October 14, 2021 10:00 PM (5Y7fX)

235 There is a great feeling of freedom in accepting the fact that you are getting older and no one expects you to look like you did when you were 25.

I don’t wanna sound like a queer or nothin’, but Liza Minnelli does a great version of “I’m Glad I’m Not Young Anymore”, on Minnelli on Minnelli: Live at the Palace.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 14, 2021 10:01 PM (CX3cf)

236 212 Nothing fancy by any means, but it's always been one of my dream cars. Malaise-era Celica GT:

https://tinyurl.com/yn37enfs

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at October 14, 2021 09:55 PM (lNHqD)

I do like that exhaust note. Modern cars are so quiet. I have a deep, rumbling V8... which I can only hear if I roll my window down for the most part.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 10:01 PM (csEWM)

237 Lin'Duh, things are good. Celebrating our 21st Anniversary with a quick weekend trip to the Coast. I hope all is well on your end.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 14, 2021 10:01 PM (aHl3V)

238 KTE would love a bright purple car.

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 14, 2021 10:01 PM (YZG/i)

239 > Ford Focus ST

which is aming the most underappreciated cars

I have to admit I loved mine. Only available as a stick. Turbo and all sorts of gee-wiz electro shit to play with. After a year of ownership I put a Steeda CAI on it. Fucker was scary fast and didn't look like it. We have an Explorer ST now which to be honest is damn fast in it's own right.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 14, 2021 10:02 PM (BFigT)

240 Think of this as the triumph of the accountants, or soulless scoundrels if you will. For a probable 0.01 mpg fleet performance, they've convinced corporate that the aerodynamic "one shape fits all" design is necessary and thus have lessened the joy of viewing unique mobile works of art by making them impossible to buy!
I think that along witb the electric push it is social engineering to reduce the pushback against the eventual subscription based self driving module they want. Think of all the corporate pluses in that. Perpetual payments. Control over product change and replacement demand. Being able to control where and when you go and having a record of travel. No repo costs if you don't make your payment. Control over all servicing. It's what they want, but they have to train the dogs to accept it. Can't be done unless they change the public desire to have their own "cool" car and can't be done quickly without puahback. Logical first step is to make cars have all the appeal of appliances.


there are more than a few interesting cars out there and not everything in the history of cars was interesting

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2021 10:03 PM (K3ZCc)

241 During pre-dawn work travel two separate times came up head on's between Chevy Pickups and Vettes.

Both times the truck drive was walking in a daze holding his head.

The deputies were walking around with big baggies picking up body parts of the other driver.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2021 10:03 PM (cpJB3)

242 'Liza Minnelli tries to turn off a lamp' is a pretty good SNL skit.

Posted by: JuJuBee at October 14, 2021 10:03 PM (mNhhD)

243 How come the news never mentions how many people have die since Brandon took office...maybe because more have died under Brandon than Trump...

Posted by: lin-duh at October 14, 2021 10:03 PM (UUBmN)

244 The John Hayward comment is very salient. When one looks at the C19 pandemic dispassionately, one sees a complete and utter failure of all levels of government in all countries. I struggle to think of even one case of a public-sector entity behaving in what I'd consider a competent manner. You just got either "nyah nyah nyah, there's no such thing as Covid" or "muahahaha, never let a crisis go to waste" depending on location.

First actual crisis in decades and none of these people had even a little bit of a clue what to do about it.

Posted by: CppThis at October 14, 2021 10:04 PM (UewuT)

245 OT-Just thought that this was a really nice "Upper Room" devotional about God with us through the waves:

tinyurl.com/cy5hdv3r

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 14, 2021 10:04 PM (ueGNX)

246 First car was a Corvair convertible, Nader's Raider.
Good back seats.

I moved on to better vehicles.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 14, 2021 10:04 PM (u82oZ)

247 I have to admit I loved mine. Only available as a stick. Turbo and all sorts of gee-wiz electro shit to play with. After a year of ownership I put a Steeda CAI on it. Fucker was scary fast and didn't look like it. We have an Explorer ST now which to be honest is damn fast in it's own right.


focus st is something I regret not buying, the handling was gret

the explorer st is a definite wolf in sheeps clothing, especially in a straight line

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2021 10:05 PM (K3ZCc)

248 FenelonSpoke

Has FenelonSpouse recovered?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 14, 2021 10:05 PM (u82oZ)

249 Gotta admire the cojones of those car marketing guys, naming something like your car a Sabre, or Impala, Maverick, or my Malibu (Chevelle). These cars had nothing to do with their names.
Posted by: MikeM at October 14, 2021 10:00 PM (5Y7fX)

Ford Falcon Futura which wasn't much advanced from a 1950 Ford Custom

Posted by: kbdabear at October 14, 2021 10:05 PM (qAR6u)

250 I will say, if we ever get to retrofit vehicles into flying cars, I want that ‘64 LeSabre back.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 14, 2021 10:05 PM (CX3cf)

251 The first pumpkin pie of the season is out of the oven. Grandkids are going to be stoked for tomorrow nights dessert.

I miss our '88 VW Fox. It was a hybrid, half VW, half Audi. Her name was Molly and we put 363,000+ miles on her before our German mechanic said he could no longer repair her.

Posted by: Beartooth at October 14, 2021 10:05 PM (68WvR)

252 Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 10:00 PM (3/XaG)

24/7 conditioning makes for pliable masses comrade!

Freedom of movement and being able to own a vehicle capable of being repaired for decades are dangerous ideas for peasants to possess, much less implement!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 14, 2021 10:05 PM (xDJGl)

253 Both times the truck drive was walking in a daze holding his head.

The deputies were walking around with big baggies picking up body parts of the other driver.
Posted by: Braenyard

==
Force = mass times acceleration

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 14, 2021 10:06 PM (YZG/i)

254 Impersonating ZOD

Snort.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 14, 2021 10:07 PM (CX3cf)

255 225 Current car Crown Vic, color, Sheriff Silver. I get lots of strange looks on the road.

One of my cars is a Vic Police Interceptor that I have had about 10 years. Has dual spotlights. When I got it, I ran the black grille and just the center capa. All white. No antennas, no lights, no markings. People would just MOVE out of my way when I got on the freeway. Eventually there were more civilian Vics on the road than cop ones, so it stopped. So I put the chrome grille back on and added chrome trim rings. Nearly 190k on it, they will go at least 300k. I have rebuilt some stuff, but I have put about 100k on in comfort and spent maybe $6k on.it total including purchaae. Only rust kills these cars.

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 10:07 PM (3/XaG)

256 230 You want car colors, look what was available in the 50's

And very often in 2 or more colors
Posted by: kbdabear at October 14, 2021 09:59 PM (qAR6u)
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In the fifties you could order your car; color, color scheme, choice of at least 3 motors, two or three differentials, - early fords offered over drive on standard transmissions.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2021 10:07 PM (cpJB3)

257
251 The first pumpkin pie of the season is out of the oven. Grandkids are going to be stoked for tomorrow nights dessert

---------

You know, since the oven is all heated up, and the grandkids are right there...

Posted by: Witch Hillary at October 14, 2021 10:07 PM (VxC1e)

258 First actual crisis in decades and none of these people had even a little bit of a clue what to do about it.
Posted by: CppThis at October 14, 2021 10:04 PM (UewuT)


I have heard 3rd hand that the only reason Sweden did nothing was because the government is so dysfunctional it was literally unable to act, wrapped up in wokeness.

I'd say what I think but no one wants to hear that again.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2021 10:08 PM (KbLYZ)

259 ==
Force = mass times acceleration
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 14, 2021 10:06 PM (YZG/i)
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Steel vs glass

Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2021 10:09 PM (cpJB3)

260 Lists for best looking car ever usually top with the Jag XKE

Deservedly so. The Brits didn't make any reliable cars, but they sure did make them pretty

Posted by: kbdabear at October 14, 2021 10:09 PM (qAR6u)

261 I am taking a stab at drying pumpkin, and I scooped out the seeds to bake to make crunchy pumpkin seeds.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2021 10:09 PM (KbLYZ)

262 How come the news never mentions how many people have die since Brandon took office...maybe because more have died under Brandon than Trump...
Posted by: lin-duh


Sigh, see honey, when a media loves a president very, very much, they let him....ummmm, have his way with them. This leads them to ignore the daily beatings he subjects them to. Now, go get mommy a nice glass of wine.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 10:09 PM (r1z5A)

263 24/7 conditioning makes for pliable masses comrade!

With the mask mandates last year I have come to appreciate fresh air a lot more. If at all reasonable, I open the windows in my car now instead of just use the AC all the time.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 14, 2021 10:10 PM (CX3cf)

264 How come the news never mentions how many people have die since Brandon took office...maybe because more have died under Brandon than Trump...
Posted by: lin-duh

Doesn't matter lin-duh - PDT said 'p*ssy'.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 10:10 PM (mD/uy)

265 Re. Cars. A little trivia. I believe it was a VW Scirocco, that the Australian Security Intelligence Organization, authorized its agents in Chile to purchase in support of their support of the CIA, before the coup that installed Pinochet.

Posted by: Davod at October 14, 2021 10:10 PM (fGRf+)

266 I would have been here earlier, but the Wife wanted to sit out and Talk, so I did. Wives are like that, you know.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 10:10 PM (evAgx)

267 In the fifties you could order your car; color, color scheme, choice of at least 3 motors, two or three differentials, - early fords offered over drive on standard transmissions.
Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2021 10:07 PM (cpJB3)

Allowing peasants to even think they should have choices always leads to trouble down the road comrade!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 14, 2021 10:10 PM (xDJGl)

268 Bought a '78 Z-28 brand new. Black with gold trim. A real fun car.

Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at October 14, 2021 10:10 PM (fC8md)

269 Lists for best looking car ever usually top with the Jag XKE

Deservedly so. The Brits didn't make any reliable cars, but they sure did make them pretty

Posted by: kbdabear at October 14, 2021 10:09 PM (qAR6u)

What about the Staaaag?

Posted by: Jeremy at October 14, 2021 10:11 PM (7bRMQ)

270 First actual crisis in decades and none of these people had even a little bit of a clue what to do about it.
Posted by: CppThis at October 14, 2021 10:04 PM (UewuT)

Au contraire mon frere...

This was a concerted effort, worldwide, to establish "the great reset".

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at October 14, 2021 10:11 PM (BgMrQ)

271
Australia's Fake News "The Courier-Mail": If you are fully vaccinated against Covid, the next step to improve your immunity may be to actually catch the virus.

An asshole will tell you this is actually "science" and it's how vaccines work. But that's what assholes do when vaccine is ineffective in a fake political pandemic for a virus that isn't as deadly as we're being told.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 14, 2021 10:12 PM (g73Kk)

272 And we have both noted the Death of Color in the current environment, as the top picture emphasizes. You can do a lot of speculation as to the cultural and emotional reasons for this, I think I would emphasize a lack of hope and a general despair about the world in general, on the part of everyone.

Happy societies are colorful societies.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 10:12 PM (evAgx)

273 The first pumpkin pie of the season is out of the oven. Grandkids are going to be stoked for tomorrow nights dessert

Posted by: Beartooth


Got eight qts. of leaf lard from the rendering. Can't wait for somebody to bake me a pie.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 10:12 PM (r1z5A)

274 AZjaeger
Mine is 17 years old. I got it for long driving trips and it has done that well.
No rust, some minor body damage. I have a great mechanic here who really does fine work at more than fair prices. This one was a fleet car so I got it sort of used but well tended. I still have people act suspicious as I go by. Speeders slow down. It gets funny.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at October 14, 2021 10:12 PM (fpRbZ)

275 Happy societies are colorful societies.


Now do hippies

Posted by: confederatefifth at October 14, 2021 10:13 PM (K3ZCc)

276 Lists for best looking car ever usually top with the Jag XKE

Deservedly so. The Brits didn't make any reliable cars, but they sure did make them pretty


They made cars you'd want to have sex with, because they knew it was going to f*ck your wallet.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 14, 2021 10:13 PM (SchxB)

277 Got eight qts. of leaf lard from the rendering. Can't wait for somebody to bake me a pie.
Posted by: Some Rat

I'd kill for some of that. Made apple dumplings this week - the lard I used for the pasty was okay but just okay.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 10:13 PM (mD/uy)

278 I saw a "lets go brandon" sign on hwy 18 in maple valley today.

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at October 14, 2021 10:14 PM (EiPf6)

279 Oh Great Pumpkin Pie, where are you?

Posted by: L Van Pelt at October 14, 2021 10:14 PM (7bRMQ)

280
I will say, if we ever get to retrofit vehicles into flying cars, I want that '64 LeSabre back.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair


I want a flying VW microbus.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 14, 2021 10:14 PM (63Dwl)

281 The Brits didn't make any reliable cars, but they sure did make them pretty.

The best years for a Jag, for general use at least, was after Ford bought them and before Ford sold them. They kept the unique styling but put them on more reliable engines. 2004 to about 2006. I’ve heard they actually switched in the second half of 2003, but don’t know for sure.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 14, 2021 10:15 PM (CX3cf)

282 Even the car names were fun: my son had a '74 Barracuda in 'Plum Crazy.' The other colors were Sublime Lime, True Blue and Lemon Zest (iirc.)

Posted by: EveR at October 14, 2021 10:15 PM (MUpk6)

283 268 Bought a '78 Z-28 brand new. Black with gold trim. A real fun car.
Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at October 14, 2021 10:10 PM (fC8md)

Nice. There were a couple gorgeous looking body styles in the 70's.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 10:15 PM (csEWM)

284 Posted by: Tonypete

Will you be at the MoMe?

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 10:15 PM (r1z5A)

285 Oh Great Pumpkin Pie, where are you?
Posted by: L Van Pelt

Are you the most sincere and deserving ?

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 10:15 PM (mD/uy)

286 Has FenelonSpouse recovered?
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 14, 2021 10:05 PM (u82oZ

He's fine. No blockages, was able to drive after 48 hours. He was helping me tonight do a program at the church about NJ's awful abortion bill which is coming up which no Republican signed onto, and which in part will allow anyone to come and get asylum for an abortion including women and girls being sexually trafficked, and which we taxpayers will be paying for. We had to set up for the speakers and have refreshments afterwards. We had a nurse, two pastors (not me) and a doctor speak against it.

Thanks for asking. You are a sweetheart!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 14, 2021 10:16 PM (ueGNX)

287 Naturally, since your game play is timed it's also reported to the authorities. Coming soon to a country near you.
Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at October 14, 2021 09:58 PM

Not here. Remember, China doesn't want to emulate America, and all the things they don't want for themselves, they want us to have, copiously. All those things which destroy a culture, they do not want. Those things, they push here.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 14, 2021 10:16 PM (OssQ4)

288 Some Rat - I will!

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 10:16 PM (mD/uy)

289 That top parking lot is not in America.. American cars were not quite so colorful.. still more so than today!
Posted by: Chi-town Jerry at October 14, 2021 09:18 PM (CjFDo)

Looks like 40 years ago, the Euro drivers were more adept at parking between the lines, too.

Pictures are kind of deceiving, too. Bottom pic was taken on a cloudy, rainy day, so colors are more muted.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 10:16 PM (lnAa9)

290
btw, the companion headline/propaganda for that Australian bullshit above is: "Don't Freak Out: Catching Covid after you are vaccinated improves immunity"

So it's a good thing. Just like inflation is actually good for the economy.

And supply shortages means the economy is great because people are trying to buy things (like bread, eggs gas, clothes, medicine, etc.)

*Fake News is lying and implying the supply shortage is just a bunch of X-Boxes and toys, etc.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 14, 2021 10:16 PM (g73Kk)

291 I mean, I am against it but all I did was have an opening prayer and introduce the person who coordinated the program.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 14, 2021 10:17 PM (ueGNX)

292 Good evening horde....how am I over a an hour late tonight.

Posted by: redchief at October 14, 2021 10:17 PM (Kab4E)

293 Are you the most sincere and deserving ?

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 10:15 PM (mD/uy)

Yes. If he comes.... I mean when! When he comes! I'm doomed.

Posted by: L Van Pelt at October 14, 2021 10:18 PM (7bRMQ)

294 The Brits didn't make any reliable cars, but they sure did make them pretty
Posted by: kbdabear

Actual bumper sticker: "The parts falling off this Jaguar are of the finest British make."

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 14, 2021 10:18 PM (OssQ4)

295 I want a flying VW microbus.

I have a friend who used to be into the Grateful Dead, always wanted a microbus. When she went corporate she could afford to have a second car and bought one to restore. Driving it home it caught fire. Her husband saw it happening driving behind her, got her to stop, but the vehicle was totaled. He saved one hubcap which I believe they still have.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 14, 2021 10:19 PM (CX3cf)

296 Posted by: Tonypete


Then you are in luck! (Although it may be a raffle prize!)

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 10:19 PM (r1z5A)

297 Current car Crown Vic, color, Sheriff Silver. I get lots of strange looks on the road.
Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 10:07 PM (3/XaG)


It's got a cop motor, a four hundred and forty cubic inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters, so it'll run good on regular gas.

Posted by: Elwood Blues at October 14, 2021 10:19 PM (qAR6u)

298 Good evening horde....how am I over a an hour late tonight.

Time flies when the booze is good?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 14, 2021 10:19 PM (SchxB)

299 On the who car color difference? Blame it on speeding tickets. Brighter cars get spotted easier.

Posted by: redchief at October 14, 2021 10:20 PM (Kab4E)

300 212 Nothing fancy by any means, but it's always been one of my dream cars. Malaise-era Celica GT:

https://tinyurl.com/yn37enfs

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at October 14, 2021 09:55 PM (lNHqD)

I remember those, that was a nice car. This was my first car, sometimes wish I still had it. (Can't believe how much this is selling for, and mine had the Boss 302, not the 351)

https://tinyurl.com/2f84xwv4

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 10:20 PM (evAgx)

301 Posted by: Mr Gaga at October 14, 2021 09:42 PM (4ZE6o)

It must be different in IL because at the Starbucks here which I went to yesterday (Mea Culpa. Mea Culpa. Mea Maxima Culpa) they just have a sign up saying "masks recommended"
and I didn't take the recommendation. They served me and didn't say anything about it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 14, 2021 10:20 PM (ueGNX)

302 298 Good evening horde....how am I over a an hour late tonight.

Time flies when the booze is good?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 14, 2021 10:19 PM (SchxB)

I'm working on getting rid of my Covid-20, so been staying off the booze. But not next weekend.

Posted by: redchief at October 14, 2021 10:20 PM (Kab4E)

303 It's got a cop motor, a four hundred and forty cubic inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters, so it'll run good on regular gas.

Posted by: Elwood Blues at October 14, 2021 10:19 PM (qAR6u)

Think we threw a rod.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 14, 2021 10:21 PM (csEWM)

304 ...just a bunch of X-Boxes and toys, etc.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 14, 2021 10:16 PM



"Toasters and sneakers"...

Posted by: Zettai at October 14, 2021 10:21 PM (mZzAJ)

305 Good evening horde....how am I over a an hour late tonight.
Posted by: redchief


Tear in the time/space continuum?

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 10:21 PM (r1z5A)

306 Oh..my first car was a 82' Suburu 2door hatchback. that was the car that got all the dents. My 2nd car? '83 red mustang convertible (v6). Loved that car.

Posted by: redchief at October 14, 2021 10:22 PM (Kab4E)

307 Elwood
Sadly, it has a catalytic convertor and needs the not leaded gas. I wish.
Besides, the one in the movie was an old black and white.
Still, it drives very well.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at October 14, 2021 10:22 PM (fpRbZ)

308 294 The Brits didn't make any reliable cars, but they sure did make them pretty
Posted by: kbdabear

Actual bumper sticker: "The parts falling off this Jaguar are of the finest British make."
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 14, 2021 10:18 PM (OssQ4)

the most beautiful cars have always been Italian, and they've got the same qualities, good and bad, as Italian Women.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 10:22 PM (evAgx)

309 There are two car colors that matter from a safety standpoint: Green cars are 20% more likely to be involved in an accident than any other color. Silver cars are 20% less likely to be involved in an accident. This true all over the world.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at October 14, 2021 10:23 PM (ChH0/)

310 #EmptyShelvesJoe has been trending all day in spite of lefty efforts otherwise

Posted by: kbdabear at October 14, 2021 10:23 PM (qAR6u)

311 the most beautiful cars have always been Italian, and they've got the same qualities, good and bad, as Italian Women.
Posted by: Tom Servo


As soon as you "own" them, they put on 150lbs?

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 10:24 PM (r1z5A)

312 "So what happened?"

Cars last 3-5x as long so resale value became more important.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at October 14, 2021 10:24 PM (P2+0L)

313 I'm working on getting rid of my Covid-20, so been staying off the booze. But not next weekend.

Been there, done that. Wishing you a very speedy recovery.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 14, 2021 10:25 PM (SchxB)

314 Sams club had several empty spots. They had no ring pops or cases of Miss. Vickie's chips... I'm not sure what was supposed to be in the other empty spaces.

Posted by: lin-duh at October 14, 2021 10:26 PM (UUBmN)

315 Actual bumper sticker: "The parts falling off this Jaguar are of the finest British make."

The British Space Shuttle got canceled when the Jaguar engineers were unable to figure out how to make it leak oil.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at October 14, 2021 10:26 PM (ChH0/)

316 Re: the Dallas house, when I lived there 30+ years ago, South Dallas was a shithole. What's the word? Oh, yeah, "diverse".

I'll pass, even with the purple carpet.

Posted by: a.moron at October 14, 2021 10:27 PM (F6Xpw)

317 #EmptyShelvesJoe has been trending all day in spite of lefty efforts otherwise

Posted by: kbdabear at October 14, 2021 10:23 PM



Catturd started it...

Posted by: Zettai at October 14, 2021 10:27 PM (mZzAJ)

318 Have a great night of bliss, everyone.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 14, 2021 10:27 PM (u82oZ)

319 Today in a local election where Democrats dominate ,
I cast write-in votes for the following :

Fuck Joe Biden
Fuck Andrew Cuomo
Fuck Merrick Garland

I should suggest the local weekly editor ask the library
for a list of the write-in names . If the Fuck family is not listed ,
either the "impartial" election officials discarded my ballot , or they
lied to the newspaper guy , or they had to protect the children .

Posted by: BlueStateDrowningVictim at October 14, 2021 10:27 PM (LOQ7D)

320 My first vehicle was a 1972 Pinto, bright red. Since I was in the rust belt, I had to pop-rivet a strip of tin on the top of the left fender to keep the mud/water/slush from splashing up on the windshield when at speed.

It didn't explode though, so there's that. When it died I gave it away and bought a new Accord - which, since it was a foreign built car - was not allowed to be parked in the (steel) company parking lot.

I wonder how those steel plants are doing these days. . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 10:27 PM (mD/uy)

321 TY for the ONT WD. Looks awesome but I'll read later. I'm watching Gutfeld and Julie Banderos is a guest and she's hungover. She's hysterical.

Posted by: Farmer at October 14, 2021 10:28 PM (55Qr6)

322 I drive a silver/gray Volvo wagon, and it's the most secure I've ever felt in a vehicle that did not require a dispatch.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 14, 2021 10:28 PM (aHl3V)

323 The British Space Shuttle got canceled when the Jaguar engineers were unable to figure out how to make it leak oil.
Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president


The 318 Detroit diesel got its designation based on the number of oil spots under it.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 10:28 PM (r1z5A)

324 As soon as you "own" them, they put on 150lbs?
Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 10:24 PM (r1z5A)

ha! No, that's Mexican chicas. With Italians, it costs a hell of a lot of money to keep them on the road, and they stay in the shop most of the time. But when they're revved up - dayam!!!

my favorite color scheme was the two-tones of the 50's. Probably the Grey and Pink that Chevy did, although the first car I remember was my parents blue and white '56 Fairlane.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 10:28 PM (evAgx)

325 311 the most beautiful cars have always been Italian, and they've got the same qualities, good and bad, as Italian Women.
Posted by: Tom Servo


As soon as you "own" them, they put on 150lbs?

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 10:24 PM (r1z5A)
-------------------

"Hey, why does my 40 year old Fiat suddenly have a moustache?"

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at October 14, 2021 10:28 PM (lNHqD)

326
Thanksgiving travel chaos looms as TSA faces vaccine mandate deadline that could force it to fire anyone unvaccinated - currently 40% of its workers - days before holiday

https://tinyurl.com/ymt68typ

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2021 10:29 PM (KbLYZ)

327 Sirocco? Pfft.
I prefer the 411/412 hatchback.
Posted by: GWB at October 14, 2021 09:33 PM (hdxov)

Gack! The Type 4 engine was the worst POS ever foisted on the car-buying public by VW. They simply stretched the old but good flat-four air cooled engine beyond its logical design limits. They were unreliable and hellishly expensive to fix. They used it in vans, too.

Scirocco was basically a tarted-up Rabbit, but that little cast-iron 4-banger was a simple, tough little engine.

The sleeper of the pack was the Audi Fox/VW Dasher. Basically the same engine as the Rabbit, but mounted longitudinally instead of transversely, and driving the front wheels. It was a true driver's car, and it put a grin on your face to drive it, even as switches failed and door handles fell off.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 10:29 PM (tY/Oa)

328 321 TY for the ONT WD. Looks awesome but I'll read later. I'm watching Gutfeld and Julie Banderos is a guest and she's hungover. She's hysterical.

Posted by: Farmer at October 14, 2021 10:28 PM (55Qr6)

Whats the best way to watch Gutfeld w/o cable now days?

Posted by: redchief at October 14, 2021 10:29 PM (Kab4E)

329 Hey everybody! Hey ONT! Hey WeirdDave!

My first car was a 1985 Honda CRX, complete with spoiler. Got it in 1990.

I loved that car. I still would if I hadn't completely destroyed it by 1997.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 10:29 PM (L2ZTs)

330 The problem with censoring doctors over their COVID-19 stances

****

Something nagged at me as I read this article. This doctor writes like he's being all even-handed and rational, but something is off. Firstly he seems to write from a premise that vaccination in and of itself is an unquestionable good thing, and the rest of the article flows from that. He also says that he values data and statistics and sneers that doctors who see the data differently are statistically impaired and by all rights should shut up, ignoring the concern that the data and statistics have been politically tainted. He just doesn't want the Medical Board to be the one to tell them to shut up. Unless of course they really do need to shut up.

Missing from his screed is any acknowledgment of patient autonomy and individual value systems. I suspect he would be pompously insufferable as a personal physician, and probably smugly authoritarian. I suppose I could be misreading him, but...

Posted by: Muldoon at October 14, 2021 10:30 PM (5Woea)

331 In the mid 60s til about 1970 if you knew what to do and would pay up front (because they would have trouble moving it if you backed out) you could just about get anything you wanted if you found the right dealer and were willing to wait. Hottest engine and manual in a wagon, Novas with 454s, there was even a 70 300 Hurst that someone paid the dealer to install a Hemi. If it fit you could get it done. That all went away with government regs where the drivetrains had to go through expensive certification testing to be legally sold. That's why choice went away. Thanks, government!

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 10:30 PM (3/XaG)

332 An older Giants fan just got on TV with a "Let's Go Brandon!" sign.

A Giants fan printed the sign, the cameraman found him, and the director cut to the cameraman for the live broadcast, but only for a second.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at October 14, 2021 10:30 PM (uhPTO)

333 The British Space Shuttle got canceled when the Jaguar engineers were unable to figure out how to make it leak oil.
Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at October 14, 2021 10:26 PM (ChH0/)

why do the British drink warm beer? Because Lucas makes the refrigerators.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 10:30 PM (evAgx)

334
Ah yes, of course, because most of the TSA are....black. Or blafrican-blackican, or whatevethefuck they're calling themselves today.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 14, 2021 10:31 PM (g73Kk)

335 My car colors over the years :
1) Gold
2) Blue
3) Red
4) Green + primer grey
5) Blue
6) Blue
7) Grey
Red
9) Green
10) White
11) Grey

Posted by: a.moron at October 14, 2021 10:31 PM (F6Xpw)

336 the most beautiful cars have always been Italian, and they've got the same qualities, good and bad, as Italian Women.
Posted by: Tom Servo
-------------------
As soon as you "own" them, they put on 150lbs?
Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 10:24 PM (r1z5A)
-------------------
"Hey, why does my 40 year old Fiat suddenly have a moustache?"
Posted by: Pennsyltucky at October 14, 2021 10:28 PM (lNHqD)

It refuses to go in any direction except reverse for a couple days a month?

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 10:31 PM (L2ZTs)

337 Our transportation module is a19 Nissan Rogue SUV (her car, not mine) the wife really likes, it being simple for her to get in and out. You just open the door and slide sideways, no getting down in or up out as the Camry requires.

My rides are Matador Red (the Road Runner) and black and gold (the Ramcharger).

The prettiest cars were the 50's the paint choices were perfect for the body styles.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 14, 2021 10:32 PM (KATBx)

338 Oh..and I have a flying by to my kids for Halloween weekend. My flight back to TX on the 2nd, I originally booked on Southwest in the evening. I booked one on Alaska in the morning also. Between the general strike thats happening and the left coast insanity w/ vac mandates, I think this is my last time seeing them for a while.

Posted by: redchief at October 14, 2021 10:32 PM (Kab4E)

339 Posted by: Pennsyltucky


Dang! Yours is better!

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 10:32 PM (r1z5A)

340 How long before Hillary Clinton finishes the job that sepsis won't do and then falls down a flight of stairs wearing high heels while sipping on a latte?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 14, 2021 10:33 PM (5l6FZ)

341 Thanksgiving travel chaos looms as TSA faces vaccine mandate deadline that could force it to fire anyone unvaccinated - currently 40% of its workers - days before holiday
Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2021 10:29 PM (KbLYZ)

The leading demographic of TSA gropers is the same as the one resisting the poke and hope the most. Should lead to some interesting accusations of "racism"

Posted by: kbdabear at October 14, 2021 10:33 PM (qAR6u)

342 Should lead to some interesting accusations of "racism"
Posted by: kbdabear at October 14, 2021 10:33 PM (qAR6u)

Disparate impact

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 14, 2021 10:34 PM (YZG/i)

343 134 I've been seeing a new color whose attraction I don't get. It looks like blue putty.
Posted by: t-bird at October 14, 2021 09:41 PM (KDCRD)

I've seen that color, I think it sucks. Only thing worse is some kind of taupe/tan that Toyota offers on its trucks. Hideous!

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 10:34 PM (evAgx)

344 But Pennsyltucky ain't wrong about Italian cars/women. Both are beautiful... for a while. And both tend to be high maintenance.

Remember the character of Stefania on Everybody Loves Raymond? Funny stuff. Her dad was played by one of the guys who also played a low-life on The Sopranos.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 10:34 PM (L2ZTs)

345 Should lead to some interesting accusations of "racism"
Posted by: kbdabear at October 14, 2021 10:33 PM (qAR6u)

Disparate impact
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser


Getting seriously concerned about traveling by air.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 10:35 PM (r1z5A)

346 Oops, that was Tom Servo who was right about Italian cars/women. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 10:35 PM (L2ZTs)

347 My car colors were used. I bought cars off the side of the road and was happy they lasted a year

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2021 10:36 PM (KbLYZ)

348 So, what, nobody like the Mercury Capri from 71 - 74?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 14, 2021 10:37 PM (7bRMQ)

349 I've seen that color, I think it sucks. Only thing worse is some kind of taupe/tan that Toyota offers on its trucks. Hideous!

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 10:34 PM (evAgx)

I actually like those cream gray and tan colors on Toyota trucks. And Mazda's red, which no one else has copied yet.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at October 14, 2021 10:38 PM (uhPTO)

350 348 So, what, nobody like the Mercury Capri from 71 - 74?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 14, 2021 10:37 PM (7bRMQ)

My mom owned one of those Capri's. My brother and I ran our hot-wheels over it...she wasnt happy.

Posted by: redchief at October 14, 2021 10:38 PM (Kab4E)

351 >> If you are fully vaccinated against Covid, the next step to improve your immunity may be to actually catch the virus.

I was reading about that yesterday. It's hilarious.

We went from "get vaccinated so you won't get infected and won't spread it" to "well, it doesn't appear to stop infection and transmission, but get it to you protect yourself from severe disease and death, and that's what we said all along, idiot!". And now, it's get vaccinated so when you do catch covid, you'll really have strong immunity, and we'll get to herd immunity.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at October 14, 2021 10:38 PM (Mzdiz)

352 If Bill Clinton succumbs to his illness, Chelsea will finally be free to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a Pediatric Cardiologist. You know, except for that pesky medical school and six plus years of post-doctorate training and all.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 14, 2021 10:39 PM (5Woea)

353 Since y'all talkin' cars, worth a share IMHO:

Crash test: 1959 Chevy Bel Air vs 2009 Chevy Malibu

https://youtu.be/C_r5UJrxcck

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 10:39 PM (L2ZTs)

354 Neighbor's got a '74 Porsche 914 that's all 911 80s to '92 inside and under. The rear fenders got a flare job by some shop in CT that built the roller tool to do it. Looks total factory.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at October 14, 2021 10:40 PM (4ZE6o)

355 to this day, the average person still thinks the Police Vics are like the Blues Brothers era cop cars, where they often DID have a special motor compared to the regular ones. Police Vics have dual exhausts so a little more power than the single exhaust Vics and GMs. Little stiffer suspension. An oil cooler. Less insulation. Basic seats with vinyl rear. Rubber floor covering. Sometimes higher rear axle ratio. Certified speedo. That's it. I have all three of that platform, the Vic, the GM and the Town Car. People will pay for the Police Vic much more than they would pay for the Grand Marquis. Most Police Vics are thrashed. Most GMs are gently driven senior cars. Every police part will fit easily on the GM if you want them. People are funny.

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 10:40 PM (3/XaG)

356 If Bill Clinton succumbs to his illness, Chelsea will finally be free to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a Pediatric Cardiologist. You know, except for that pesky medical school and six plus years of post-doctorate training and all.
Posted by: Muldoon


Gawd, imagine waking up in the ER with that hovering over you.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 10:41 PM (r1z5A)

357 In the 70s, I had a friend who had an XJ6. He took it up to Darwin after cyclone Tracy. We used to drive down to a drop zone to go parachuting. After 6 months, the car looked pretty beat up, but it was a great ride.

Posted by: Davod at October 14, 2021 10:41 PM (fGRf+)

358 My truck was white when I bought it. Right now it is the same color as the mud road next to my house. Rained a bit this week. Thank the Lord for four wheel drive.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at October 14, 2021 10:42 PM (Adlwz)

359 They were unreliable and hellishly expensive to fix.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 10:29 PM (tY/Oa)

Funny, but we never thought so. We fixed it in our driveway. It was the reason I knew about auto parts stores (back when they really sold auto *parts*, not just things like oil filters and silly lights). Was the first car I drove (but was never technically mine).

Posted by: GWB at October 14, 2021 10:42 PM (agFxg)

360 There's a story at The Hill that Prince Charles still has his 1970 Aston Martin. He says it now runs on "wine and cheese byproducts."

https://tinyurl.com/tdur5tpx

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 10:42 PM (L2ZTs)

361 We went from "get vaccinated so you won't get infected and won't spread it" to "well, it doesn't appear to stop infection and transmission, but get it to you protect yourself from severe disease and death, and that's what we said all along, idiot!". And now, it's get vaccinated so when you do catch covid, you'll really have strong immunity, and we'll get to herd immunity.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at October 14, 2021 10:38 PM (Mzdiz)


unless the shot destroyed everyone's immune system and it starts killing Aussies

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2021 10:43 PM (KbLYZ)

362 355. I was driving down from Corning, NY, and the Blues Brothers cop car, complete with large speaker on top, drove by.

Posted by: Davod at October 14, 2021 10:43 PM (fGRf+)

363 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/media

*scroll down
Posted by: kbdabear at October 14, 2021 09:53 PM (qAR6u)

some unfortunate tats in that roundup.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 10:43 PM (UntVx)

364 My mom owned one of those Capri's. My brother and I ran our hot-wheels over it...she wasnt happy.

Posted by: redchief at October 14, 2021 10:38 PM (Kab4E)

You didn't knock the back side window out, did you??

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 14, 2021 10:43 PM (7bRMQ)

365 Gawd, imagine waking up in the ER with that hovering over you.
Posted by: Some Rat

Bill? Oh, I'm sure it's been done with AR State Troopers holding the poor girl down.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 10:44 PM (mD/uy)

366 Gawd, imagine waking up in the ER with that hovering over you.
Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 10:41 PM (r1z5A)


It's not her fault she looks like Howdy-Doody

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2021 10:44 PM (KbLYZ)

367 And the other thing about Dr. Buzz, is his arrogance against unconventional doctors. There always have been quacks and quirky practitioners. They tend to get sorted by their peers and the public. Some of them garner a following of patients who share the same quirks, but eventually fringe doctors fall off the margins in some way. Viva l' difference, I say. Herd mentality is boring, and ultimately soul destroying.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 14, 2021 10:44 PM (5Woea)

368 Thanks for the content WD. That Mercedes idea is pretty interesting. Have to wonder how this stuff is going to perform in 10 years = another thing to fix.
Chevelle->FiatX1/9->Scirocco
Posted by: MikeM at October 14, 2021 09:55 PM (5Y7fX)

The loudest noise in most car wrecks is the damfool airbag going off in your face.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 10:45 PM (UntVx)

369 351 >> If you are fully vaccinated against Covid, the next step to improve your immunity may be to actually catch the virus.

I was reading about that yesterday. It's hilarious."

You want to know what's even better? Just catch the virus, skip all of the immune system destroying shots that do nothing. Odds are you're part of the 50% to 80% of the population that is naturally immune already - which includes all of those "asymptomatic" people who tested positive but never showed any symptoms.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 10:45 PM (evAgx)

370 We went from "get vaccinated so you won't get infected and won't spread it" to "well, it doesn't appear to stop infection and transmission, but get it to you protect yourself from severe disease and death, and that's what we said all along, idiot!". And now, it's get vaccinated so when you do catch covid, you'll really have strong immunity, and we'll get to herd immunity.

It's like the ideas of "viruses" and "vaccines" and "immunity" were completely unknown to the public before 2020 so any info is completely believable.

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 10:45 PM (3/XaG)

371 Is there commercial running now that's more annoying than the Old Navy one with the fat ginger and a bunch of other whales dancing in jeans two sizes too tight?

Posted by: kbdabear at October 14, 2021 10:46 PM (qAR6u)

372 The rules about covid are like the changing of the seasons. Every four months, it's a new landscape.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 10:46 PM (r1z5A)

373 kbdabear: call 'em the Fat Navy

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 10:46 PM (L2ZTs)

374 It's like the ideas of "viruses" and "vaccines" and "immunity" were completely unknown to the public before 2020 so any info is completely believable.

Posted by: Azjaeger

But the ones that scream "Trust the science!!" the loudest seem to be the most scientifically illiterate.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 10:47 PM (mD/uy)

375 dancing in jeans two sizes too tight?
Posted by: kbdabear


*****

My usual response to that sort of visual is , "Oh, nice. I see you went with the Medium..."

Same applied to LTC Vindman's class A uniform jacket.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 14, 2021 10:49 PM (5Woea)

376 But the ones that scream "Trust the science!!" the loudest seem to be the most scientifically illiterate.
Posted by: Tonypete

A fricking men.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 10:49 PM (r1z5A)

377 "Old Navy jeans! Now available in sizes from XL to XXXXXXXXXXXXL."

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 10:50 PM (L2ZTs)

378 In the fifties you could order your car; color, color scheme, choice of at least 3 motors, two or three differentials, - early fords offered over drive on standard transmissions.
Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2021 10:07 PM (cpJB3)

You could get overdrive on Ford pickups at least into the early '80's, but damned few were sold, because Ford did a piss-poor job of marketing it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 10:50 PM (UntVx)

379 328 321 TY for the ONT WD. Looks awesome but I'll read later. I'm watching Gutfeld and Julie Banderos is a guest and she's hungover. She's hysterical.

Posted by: Farmer at October 14, 2021 10:28 PM (55Qr6)

Whats the best way to watch Gutfeld w/o cable now days?
Posted by: redchief at October 14, 2021 10:29 PM (Kab4E)
--------------------

Julie looks good

https://ustvgo.tv/fox-news-live-streaming-free/

Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2021 10:50 PM (cpJB3)

380 For me, the car colors that look good are the ones you see on the Porsche GTs, Ferarris, MacLarens, Lambos, etc. We do winters in SW FL and it's a real scene.

Neighbor's got some 800-hp Porsche in a color called Miami Blue. They shoulda called it Miami Vice Blue.

Other side of the peninsula, it's drug lords driving these beauties. In Collier county, it's some guy owned a small plant in Saginaw made something for GM.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at October 14, 2021 10:51 PM (4ZE6o)

381 So, what, nobody like the Mercury Capri from 71 - 74?

My oldest brother, Solo, had one of those in black with gold pinstripes. The V6 was not impressive.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 14, 2021 10:51 PM (SchxB)

382 ...I suppose I could be misreading him, but...

Posted by: Muldoon at October 14, 2021 10:30 PM (5Woea)


No, you're right. I read the whole article too, and my sense was that this doc has fully bought into the FDA/CDC/WHO/WH narratives.

So. He doesn't like censorship or threats of losing their medical licenses for 'bucking the system', but he also thinks the questioning docs are close to uniformly wrong.

Frankly, I wouldn't want this dude as my PCP.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 14, 2021 10:52 PM (F0YaR)

383 People will pay for the Police Vic much more than they would pay for the Grand Marquis. Most Police Vics are thrashed. Most GMs are gently driven senior cars. Every police part will fit easily on the GM if you want them. People are funny.
Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 10:40 PM (3/XaG)

one of the most awesome cars I have ever been in was a 1969 Grand Marquis convertible, bright red, with a 429 police interceptor engine in it. Owner was kind of a rich turd, but he loved to show off his car. He took a bunch of us out on a deserted Texas highway to show it off, and I remember him burying the speedo at 120, and THEN he stomped the gas and you could feel the 4 barrel kick in...

and that car was HUGE - talk about a land yacht! It was as long as 2 of most current cars end to end.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 10:52 PM (evAgx)

384 295 I want a flying VW microbus. I hired a Beetle in the 70s to drive around the back of the Gold Coast in Queensland. It caught fire while I was on a one lane dirt road. Luckily, it was the air ducts, not the engine. Also, the Beetle had something on the engine that flipped over occasionally, and the engine would stop. It was easy to fix, as you just flipped it back. But, if you didn't know this, you were screwed.

Posted by: Davod at October 14, 2021 10:53 PM (fGRf+)

385 What a nasty bastard thing to do to a beautifully restored 59 Chev. Couldn't watch all of it.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 14, 2021 10:53 PM (KATBx)

386 Tom Servo: has any car company ever made a four-door convertible since the 1960s???

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 10:53 PM (L2ZTs)

387 So Clinton was admitted to hospital on Tuesday, suspected urinary tract infection, is in ICU with sepsis, they announce news this evening. Say in ICU cause it is for privacy & safety. Also say "non-covid-related." OK...

Posted by: Baldy at October 14, 2021 10:53 PM (2TD5A)

388 So, what, nobody like the Mercury Capri from 71 - 74?
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Friend had one, rearranged the letters, Crapi.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2021 10:54 PM (WZ5i4)

389 Azjaeger, so you get a Police Interceptor for cheap and fill it full of Grand Marquis parts?

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 10:54 PM (L2ZTs)

390 Apparently Mayor Pete has been on Paid Family Leave since mid August to be with his husband and their newborn twins. This is according to an aide in response to a reporter. Funny how the press hasn't mentioned this before. A Cabinet Secretary is missing for two months and there is complete chaos in the supply chain and no one noticed?

Posted by: Stellastwocents at October 14, 2021 10:54 PM (cRbt7)

391
Notice how the "prince" andrew "investigation" has disappeared?

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 14, 2021 10:55 PM (g73Kk)

392 "Old Navy jeans! Now available in sizes from XL to XXXXXXXXXXXXL."

They've added tugboats.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 14, 2021 10:55 PM (SchxB)

393 irongrampa, yup. A lot of people are grieving for the 59 Bel Air in the comments section of that YouTube video.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 10:55 PM (L2ZTs)

394 One of these evenings, I'm going to link to a picture of my 510.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2021 10:55 PM (WZ5i4)

395 Frankly, I wouldn't want this dude as my PCP.
Posted by: GnuBreed


******

Thanks for that. Sometimes I think I'm just an old crank. I'm glad someone else saw what I did. You're okay for a wildebeest sort of fellow.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 14, 2021 10:55 PM (5Woea)

396 I want a flying VW microbus.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 14, 2021 10:14 PM (63Dwl)

You can get a flying Studebaker:

http://www.tedsstudio.com/bugsport/?page0169

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 10:55 PM (UntVx)

397 So Clinton was admitted to hospital on Tuesday, suspected urinary tract infection, is in ICU with sepsis, they announce news this evening. Say in ICU cause it is for privacy & safety. Also say "non-covid-related." OK...
Posted by: Baldy

Hey there swingin' Billy
Are you tired of the steady drip
Drip, drip of Gonorrhea?
Then Peter Rooter's for you

Peter Rooter, that's the name
You just flush your troubles
Down the drain
Rotten Peter, rotten Peter, rotten Peter

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 10:56 PM (mD/uy)

398 >> But the ones that scream "Trust the science!!" the loudest seem to be the most scientifically illiterate.

That is so true. What's afoot there is scientism, not science. These people know nothing about science, and are in fact pretty scientifically illiterate (surveys have shown this).

You can easily prove it. Make up some absolute bullshit. Something that anyone who has any basic scientific knowledge would immediately recognize as bullshit. Couch it up all sorts of "sciency" sounding language. For the cherry on top, put something in there about it shows right-wingers are idiots and stupid.

They will lap it up without question.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at October 14, 2021 10:57 PM (Mzdiz)

399 But the ones that scream "Trust the science!!" the loudest seem to be the most scientifically illiterate.

This is almost by definition. Science isn’t built on trust. It’s built on skepticism, on an understanding of the fallibility of experts.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 14, 2021 10:57 PM (CX3cf)

400 Everybody, good news!

I'm finally able to leave CA. I'm going to Kingman AZ to go live inside of a pair of Old Navy XXXXXXXXXXXXL jeans.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 10:58 PM (L2ZTs)

401 Tom..I really miss those full size dino cars..they were rare even in their day as by the late 60s the action was moving to big blocks in midsizes and hot small blocks in compacts and few wanted a hot full size but there's nothing like a land yacht with a big motor. I have a 71 Olds 98 four door hardtop with a 320hp 455 four barrel and if I had to keep the car and not sell it for the immense profit I wouldn't trade it for a Cheve!le SS or a GTO. The yacht is just more satisfying.

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 10:59 PM (3/XaG)

402 I'm finally able to leave CA. I'm going to Kingman AZ to go live inside of a pair of Old Navy XXXXXXXXXXXXL jeans.
Posted by: qdpsteve

I thought you wanted to downsize.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 10:59 PM (mD/uy)

403 . I'm going to Kingman AZ to go live inside of a pair of Old Navy XXXXXXXXXXXXL jeans.

******

I hope you're not going to have a roommate, because that would be two in tents.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 14, 2021 10:59 PM (5Woea)

404 You didn't knock the back side window out, did you??

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 14, 2021 10:43 PM (7bRMQ)

Nope..but she wanted to knock us out of it.

Posted by: redchief at October 14, 2021 10:59 PM (Kab4E)

405 You can easily prove it. Make up some absolute bullshit. Something that anyone who has any basic scientific knowledge would immediately recognize as bullshit. Couch it up all sorts of "sciency" sounding language. For the cherry on top, put something in there about it shows right-wingers are idiots and stupid.

They will lap it up without question.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion


Knock it off.

Posted by: M. Mann at October 14, 2021 10:59 PM (r1z5A)

406 OK, I'll say it: Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall were albums that had a couple of good cuts, but the rest was pretentious twaddle.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 10:59 PM (zTIBG)

407 Tonypete, my fave is the spoof of "Even The Nights Are Better" by Air Supply.

I never knew there were so many STDs
you gave them all to me
and now that I've left you
even the rash is better
now that we're not together
even the rash is better
since I left you...

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 10:59 PM (L2ZTs)

408 Tony and Muldoon: hmmmm

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 11:00 PM (L2ZTs)

409 386 Tom Servo: has any car company ever made a four-door convertible since the 1960s???
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 10:53 PM (L2ZTs)

not to my knowledge, I believe the Lincoln Continental Town car with the suicide doors was the last one, in 1967. I had a friend in college with one of those, too! Damn I wish I could have bought some of that stuff and held on to it, I think he bought his for $2000 in 1979, and it was in perfect working order.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 11:00 PM (evAgx)

410 Captain Obvious: yes, yes, yes.

I have them both and can enjoy the technical and musical proficiency immensely, but Roger Waters' "poor poor me, I'm oppressed by society" bit really REALLY wears thin in microseconds.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 11:01 PM (L2ZTs)

411 So, what, nobody like the Mercury Capri from 71 - 74?

My oldest brother, Solo, had one of those in black with gold pinstripes. The V6 was not impressive.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 14, 2021 10:51 PM (SchxB)

Friend had one, rearranged the letters, Crapi.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2021 10:54 PM (WZ5i4)

Brother and I shared one. It burned up in the Sierras one summer while he and my dad were on a fishing trip. Brother bummed a ride into town, Dad stayed with it all night until he was able to come back. Still want one though. Only problem is any I see for sale are from ads years old or someone wants $10k for one. I don't want one that badly....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 14, 2021 11:01 PM (7bRMQ)

412 OK, I'll say it: Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall were albums that had a couple of good cuts, but the rest was pretentious twaddle.
Posted by: Captain Obvious

Perhaps true but we were so high those years, it just hit the spot. AOR and prog-rock fit in perfectly with my, and my roomies, mindset at the time.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 11:01 PM (mD/uy)

413 Crash test: 1959 Chevy Bel Air vs 2009 Chevy Malibu

https://youtu.be/C_r5UJrxcck
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 10:39 PM (L2ZTs)
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Interesting. Curious about the frame on that Bel Air that wasn't designed to fold, as they are now.

Was it so low that it went beneath the engine and the passenger on that Malibu? Where did it go because it was a steel beem and didn't fold.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2021 11:02 PM (cpJB3)

414 Saw my doctor today.

He had Covid 2 months ago, put him in the hospital.

As a result, he is even more anti vax than I am. He has read every research paper he can get his hands on and is advising most of his patients not to get the jab.

When he went into the hospital some of his patients panicked and got jabbed before taking to him. One, a 36 year old male, died 48 after. Another went from pancreatic cancer remission to metastasized in a week.

He is prescribing his "covid kit" to my wife and I, which includes ivermectin. He arranges mail order delivery and provides exact instructions on use.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 14, 2021 11:02 PM (5p7BC)

415 I'm finally able to leave CA. I'm going to Kingman AZ to go live inside of a pair of Old Navy XXXXXXXXXXXXL jeans.
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 10:58 PM (L2ZTs)

You could board a large family of illegals in the jeans of the redhead in that commercial

Posted by: kbdabear at October 14, 2021 11:03 PM (qAR6u)

416 Weirdest Grand Marquis I ever saw was the 2003-2004 Marauder. Mercury apparently had the idea that the Grand Marquis market wanted a muscle car.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 14, 2021 11:03 PM (CX3cf)

417 Only problem is any I see for sale are from ads years old or someone wants $10k for one. I don't want one that badly....

The trick is to find one that isn't rusted out and still runs. Neither of which the car was designed for.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 14, 2021 11:04 PM (SchxB)

418 Braenyard, I actually have appreciation for both the cars of the 1950s and today's cars, but at the same time, I feel the showdown in that video could be described as:

"Solid hunk of steel vs. plastic accordion."

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 11:04 PM (L2ZTs)

419 kbdabear, shhh! That's my retirement plan!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 11:05 PM (L2ZTs)

420 You could board a large family of illegals in the jeans of the redhead in that commercial
Posted by: kbdabear

Or drive out of the redhead with the Grand Marquis the guys are talking about.

If we can find the keys.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 11:05 PM (mD/uy)

421 I hate, I hate, I hate what has happened to my beloved California. It was a great place in the '60s, '70s, '80s, but the massive influx of outsiders wrecked the place.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 11:05 PM (zTIBG)

422 I'm finally able to leave CA. I'm going to Kingman AZ to go live inside of a pair of Old Navy XXXXXXXXXXXXL jeans.
Posted by: qdpsteve

Be careful with the zipper part. You never know what might come out....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 14, 2021 11:05 PM (7bRMQ)

423 Azjaeger, so you get a Police Interceptor for cheap and fill it full of Grand Marquis parts?

I was thinking more the other way around, if you really think you want the little better cornering. Get a nice gently treated Grandma Key and put the police parts on. Much nicer interior too. I put the dual exhausts and the police struts and shocks on my Grand Marguis. The duals made a difference but the shocks and struts not so much.

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 11:06 PM (3/XaG)

424 OrangeEnt, yeah plus it's tough to find a good deadbolt for a zipper...

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 11:06 PM (L2ZTs)

425 We have a blue Chevy Equinox. I don't know how many times we have tried to get into someone else's blue Chevy Equinox and other people have gotten into ours with me sitting in the passenger seat. They are common as dirt.

Posted by: megthered at October 14, 2021 11:06 PM (vvWGB)

426 Black and White have been my car colors . Never liked the bright colored cars though candy apple red is more than acceptable.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 14, 2021 11:06 PM (2DOZq)

427 Nice shot of a Lets Go Brandon sign during Giants v Dodgers game

Posted by: Parametric at October 14, 2021 11:08 PM (eOSuW)

428 The trick is to find one that isn't rusted out and still runs. Neither of which the car was designed for.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 14, 2021 11:04 PM (SchxB)

True BB, I saw one ad where the guy wanted $5500. It was a total rust bucket, the rails, the trunk, the roof, the side panels.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 14, 2021 11:09 PM (7bRMQ)

429 irongrampa, yup. A lot of people are grieving for the 59 Bel Air in the comments section of that YouTube video.
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 10:55 PM (L2ZTs)

I'm willing to bet they didn't use a nice restored '59 Bel Air in that film. Probably more like a demo derby car: fill all the rust holes with putty, sand and paint, and it looks cherry from 50 feet, but is still a rusted-out POS.

And '59 was one of the few years that Chevy used an "X" frame, that is uniquely vulnerable to a quarter-on hit like that. Staged.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 11:09 PM (YXqrj)

430 Ok, now run the redhead into a 79 Malibu.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 11:09 PM (r1z5A)

431 Checked with the dealership last Friday. My new Camaro was finally built and is on a train to Florida. It is supposed to arrive the 29th.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 14, 2021 11:09 PM (5p7BC)

432 Lmao. Why is CBD tearing down Jonah Hill for transforming his body? He is at the point where he only needs to run some test or gear for a year, and will look like a man. I never knock bros for GAINZZZ because GAINZZZ lead to Right Wing politics and viewpoints every single time. Plus, at least the dude is trying to change his fucked up genetics.
Anyway, whatever, I haven't been paying attention to celebs in a decad3 or more. It's a rule of GAINZZZ to not knock anybody when they are putting in the work.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 14, 2021 11:09 PM (wvgUp)

433 Thats a cool house for sale in texas. Of course you'll need to drive a bulldozer through it to remove the 1970's custom van interior that infests it along with the probable porno set stench it probably has.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 14, 2021 11:10 PM (VwHCD)

434 AOP, hmmm

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 11:10 PM (L2ZTs)

435 OrangeEnt, yeah plus it's tough to find a good deadbolt for a zipper...

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 11:06 PM (L2ZTs)

Qd, I'd think the woman you got the jeans from would be enough to keep anyone out....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 14, 2021 11:11 PM (7bRMQ)

436 Ol' Slick has a UTI? Hope his syphilis doesn't find out that it's getting two-timed.

Posted by: klaftern at October 14, 2021 11:11 PM (taPSh)

437 Later y'all.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 14, 2021 11:12 PM (5Woea)

438 Why is CBD tearing down Jonah Hill for transforming his body?
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Well, not me. The poor man has always looked unhealthy to me. And that's in the movies, where they try to make you look your best.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 11:12 PM (zTIBG)

439 Re the 59 Chevy staged crash: that's always a hot topic on car sites. The government rigged that one big time. The 59 Chevy was one of the relatively few cars designed with an X shaped frame with body on frame construction as opposed to the more common box frame. Known to be one of the weakest old designs in crashes as there are no side rails. Some also think the particular Chevy they used had substantial frame for due to the dust flying. Rigged like that exploding pickup gas tank thing.

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 11:12 PM (3/XaG)

440 effinjoe biden economy isn't helping out much with my 401k

Posted by: dissent555 at October 14, 2021 11:13 PM (kyKhl)

441 Substantial frame rot, that was

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 11:13 PM (3/XaG)

442 When I was a young lad I worked for a Lincoln Mercury dealership and went to Ford school in Buffalo. The dealership provided a car so I picked a recent trade in Lincoln Town Car to use.

Great choice. Like driving your sofa. 400 miles and I felt great. To me, that is the point, being able to drive 400 to 600 miles in comfort so you don't feel beat to pieces at the end. Can't beat one of those land barges for that.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 14, 2021 11:13 PM (KATBx)

443 Thats a cool house for sale in texas. Of course you'll need to drive a bulldozer through it to remove the 1970's custom van interior that infests it along with the probable porno set stench it probably has.

Call the fire dept over and let them practice on it first. Might as well do something useful with it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 14, 2021 11:13 PM (SchxB)

444 "Solid hunk of steel vs. plastic accordion."
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 11:04 PM (L2ZTs)
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It wouldn't surprise me if that test was rigged.
That Malibu would be low enough that the frame of the Bel Air would have went through the Malibu engine and the driver.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2021 11:13 PM (cpJB3)

445 OrangeEnt, it's all I can do to keep her from eating me!

azjaeger, also hmmm.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 11:14 PM (L2ZTs)

446 Rigged like that exploding pickup gas tank thing.
Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 11:12 PM (3/XaG)
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Or the Audi 5000 Death Car for 60 Minutes.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 11:14 PM (zTIBG)

447 Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall were albums that had a couple of good cuts, but the rest was pretentious twaddle.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 10:59 PM (zTIBG)

Yeah it seems to be a rite of passage to listen to those albums 100 times, and then never again.

If you brought the lastest Muse album in a time machine back to that year, it would be no contest. Pink Floyd would be so obscure that the Horde would be telling us that they saw them open for someone.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 14, 2021 11:15 PM (ybIRR)

448 effinjoe biden economy isn't helping out much with my 401k
Posted by: dissent555 at October 14, 2021 11:13 PM (kyKhl)
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Well, the upside is that you won't be paying so much tax on it next year...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 11:16 PM (zTIBG)

449 OrangeEnt, it's all I can do to keep her from eating me!

azjaeger, also hmmm.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 11:14 PM (L2ZTs)

Whaaa? She has teeth?!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 14, 2021 11:16 PM (7bRMQ)

450 Clinton was hospitalized Tuesday with sepsis and they're talking about him possibly going home today, Friday the 15th. That doesn't make any sense.

Posted by: JuJuBee at October 14, 2021 11:16 PM (mNhhD)

451 You'll not find a bigger fan of 50/60's cars than myself...but they were not good in crashes. I'm working on a 60's car for the granddaughter. It won't leave the yard till I figure out how to put shoulder straps in it.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 11:17 PM (r1z5A)

452 My first vehicle was a 1972 Pinto, bright red...
Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2021 10:2768

My first was a '68 Plymouth Belevdere, was light green. my folks and grandparents got it for me as a college graduation present in 1977.

It had an addon in that an air conditioner was added over the hump in the middle. Anyone remember those?

Posted by: Farmer at October 14, 2021 11:18 PM (55Qr6)

453 If Buttegig wanted to keep it on the downlow about his absence since August.....too late it on Twitter and Todd Starnes is announcing it loudly. All of this is by design folks.

Posted by: Stellastwocents at October 14, 2021 11:18 PM (cRbt7)

454 Clinton was hospitalized Tuesday with sepsis and they're talking about him possibly going home today, Friday the 15th. That doesn't make any sense.

Posted by: JuJuBee at October 14, 2021 11:16 PM (mNhhD)

Depends on where his home is. Heh, heh, heh.

Posted by: Guy with Horns at October 14, 2021 11:18 PM (7bRMQ)

455 yeah, my first two cars back in the late 60's and early 70's were a yellow one and then an orange one

Posted by: Pussy Galore at October 14, 2021 11:18 PM (kyKhl)

456 Upon review the collision was at wheel to wheel, which rarely happens. If the vehicles had intersected 6" further the outcome would have been entirely different.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2021 11:20 PM (cpJB3)

457 If Buttegig wanted to keep it on the downlow about his absence since August.....too late it on Twitter and Todd Starnes is announcing it loudly. All of this is by design folks.
Posted by: Stellastwocents


joey b's first sacrificial lamb?

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 11:20 PM (r1z5A)

458 416 Weirdest Grand Marquis I ever saw was the 2003-2004 Marauder. Mercury apparently had the idea that the Grand Marquis market wanted a muscle car.I

Because the mid 90s Impala SS was still popular. They had the police suspension parts already and the 3 valve 4.6 was in the Mustang. A couple emblems, a different bumper cover and a little interior tweaking and they could jack the price and see if it flew. Problem was they weren't all that much faster and cost a lot. Now low mileage ones are pricey in Panther platform world.

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 11:21 PM (3/XaG)

459 I know that "everything is getting better" is incompatible with "everything is collapsing" but I believe them both. I became very critical of Leonard Maltin* but it warned me that nostalgia is blinding.

*who thinks that every decade is roughly equal. The number of must-see movies from the 1920 is about the same as the 1990s.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 14, 2021 11:21 PM (ybIRR)

460 Get the virus and get natural immunity or take the jab and get the virus eventually getting full immunity. With or without the vaxx you will get the virus. The only way the jab makes any sense is if you have other issues that put you at risk. Old,fat,diabetes.... Immunodeficiency. As for the drugs, if they have low risks does it matter if you take them if they possibly could work. Why can i understand all this and our government can't? Why does our medical system not understand?

Posted by: Lesko Brandon at October 14, 2021 11:23 PM (0OmEj)

461 457. No, I suspect they will spin this as a great thing after all what a great example for employers to realize that it's important for the parents to have time for bonding, etc. The entire supply chain of the world will suffer for it but what the hell.

Posted by: Stellastwocents at October 14, 2021 11:23 PM (cRbt7)

462 Jonah Hill will always be an accursed ginger, and I'm tired of keeping this fact to myself.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 14, 2021 11:24 PM (ybIRR)

463 *who thinks that every decade is roughly equal. The number of must-see movies from the 1920 is about the same as the 1990s.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 14, 2021 11:21 PM (ybIRR)

I dunno, how many films did Louise Brooks do? Of course, you wouldn't watch it for the plot....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 14, 2021 11:24 PM (7bRMQ)

464 You'll not find a bigger fan of 50/60's cars than myself...but they were not good in crashes. I'm working on a 60's car for the granddaughter. It won't leave the yard till I figure out how to put shoulder straps in it.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 11:17 PM (r1z5A)

yeah, same here. They could be death traps. They didn't even have collapsible steering columns until the later 60's, or around there. Not that it would stop be from driving one, but I hit a pole head on with an 1987 mitsubishi starion at around 45 mph. The engine started going under the car, the roof was kinked, but the doors still worked fine. The crumple zones did what they were designed to do. If I pulled that stunt in my '69 roadrunner I would have been fuuucked up. Modern cars don't have the class the old iron had, but they are definitely safer.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 14, 2021 11:24 PM (VwHCD)

465 . I never knock bros for GAINZZZ because GAINZZZ lead to Right Wing politics and viewpoints every single time. Plus, at least the dude is trying to change his fucked up genetics.
Anyway, whatever, I haven't been paying attention to celebs in a decad3 or more. It's a rule of GAINZZZ to not knock anybody when they are putting in the work.
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 14, 2021 11:09 PM (wvgUp)

Not necessarily WP,
My gym is probably 70/30 leftist
Demographically 70/30 under 30y/o

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at October 14, 2021 11:24 PM (BgMrQ)

466 i got Karened this afternoon: at the UPS store shipping a goodie box to the Tx MoMe, and this one rather solid 20's/30's "female" kept giving me the stink eye. i've been a customer there for over 20 years now, Herself even longer. we drop off booze for all hands at Christmas, and there's a few gub nuts there, so i play "show n' tell" when something good comes in, etc..

anyway, i walk out the door just behind her, and, on the sidewalk she snarls "wear a damn mask"... "why? they don't do anything..." for which i get a middle finger. "i already know your IQ: you're wearing a face diaper and you drive a piece of shit car..." (one of those Matchbox Fiat beer cans)

she was not pleased.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 14, 2021 11:25 PM (tjNqg)

467 Schools and academia are recruiting grounds for faggots. They can't educate but they sure can indoctrinate. Just try reasoning with a twenty something. Their ignorance is astounding but their arrogance borders on the religious.

Posted by: Harry at October 14, 2021 11:25 PM (EcD5Y)

468 *who thinks that every decade is roughly equal. The number of must-see movies from the 1920 is about the same as the 1990s.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 14, 2021 11:21 PM (ybIRR)

yeah, and the number of must-see movies from 1939 is more than the number from the 1920's, the 1990's, the 2000's, and the 2010's all put together.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 11:25 PM (evAgx)

469 Why does our medical system not understand?
Posted by: Lesko Brandon at October 14, 2021 11:23 PM (0OmEj)
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Because they do not wish to understand.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 11:26 PM (zTIBG)

470 Great choice. Like driving your sofa. 400 miles and I felt great. To me, that is the point, being able to drive 400 to 600 miles in comfort so you don't feel beat to pieces at the end. Can't beat one of those land barges for that.
Posted by: irongrampa at October 14, 2021 11:13 PM (KATBx)

Drove cross country in my Chevy Tahoe a couple years ago... was really a comfortable ride, even though its a 4 wheel drive sports truck. Plenty of room, comfortable seats, and a reasonable sound system.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 14, 2021 11:26 PM (oHd/0)

471 Speaking of cars, or vehicles at least, had an interesting day today. Guy showed up at my door at noon, wanting to try to start up the '64 Chevy school bus I'd showed him a couple of weeks ago. He had a battery, and an outboard motor fuel tank, so we could bypass the stale gas in the tank, and the possibly gummed-up fuel pump.

So we hook up his portable tank, and the battery. I found the keys, and lo! and behold! the old 292 straight six started up, and ran tolerably well. The the "gummed up" fuel pump started spraying stale gas all over the engine, and we had to shut down.

So, I drove it up by the shop, and we aired up the tires, put some coolant in the rad, and even go the brakes to work a little. Engine runs like a pup. Had been sitting nigh-on 20 years, too. Guy is going to come by in the Spring, and buy it off me, and drive it home, about ten miles or so.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 11:27 PM (YXqrj)

472 Peeking in

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2021 11:27 PM (2JoB8)

473 469 Why does our medical system not understand?
Posted by: Lesko Brandon at October 14, 2021 11:23 PM (0OmEj)
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Because they do not wish to understand.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 11:26 PM (zTIBG)

Its because if a Doctor does not follow FDA protocol, or what the insurance companies say? They will get sued.

My old Family Doc, who we've known for over 30 years retired right when my Mom passed.... he is now being sued for how he prescribed Pain Meds, even though he was NOT one who zonked his patients out.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 14, 2021 11:28 PM (oHd/0)

474 Why does our medical system not understand?
Posted by: Lesko Brandon at October 14, 2021 11:23 PM (0OmEj)
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The three branches of govt are ruled by Big Pharma Money. When in doubt about anything just follow the money....it always explains everything.

Posted by: Stellastwocents at October 14, 2021 11:28 PM (cRbt7)

475 Not necessarily WP,
My gym is probably 70/30 leftist
Demographically 70/30 under 30y/o
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard

Garage Gym for Frens only Nationalism.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 14, 2021 11:29 PM (wvgUp)

476 No, I suspect they will spin this as a great thing after all what a great example for employers to realize that it's important for the parents to have time for bonding, etc. The entire supply chain of the world will suffer for it but what the hell.
Posted by: Stellastwocents


I mostly agree, but, joey does not have enough capitol to save anyone but himself...and somebody IS going to be thrown under the bus....and I'll laugh and laugh and...

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 11:29 PM (r1z5A)

477 Upon review the collision was at wheel to wheel, which rarely happens. If the vehicles had intersected 6" further the outcome would have been entirely different.
Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2021 11:20 PM (cpJB3)

Like I said: staged. Smack the weakest point of one the weakest-built Chevy models against the strongest point of a newer, stronger car with much better crumple zone technology.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 11:29 PM (YXqrj)

478 he is now being sued for how he prescribed Pain Meds, even though he was NOT one who zonked his patients out.
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 14, 2021 11:28 PM (oHd/0)
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Which is one reason why medical costs are so high, because malpractice insurance premiums are so high.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 11:30 PM (zTIBG)

479 Peeking in

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2021 11:27 PM (2JoB

Eeek!

Posted by: Woman in Shower at October 14, 2021 11:30 PM (7bRMQ)

480 Whats the best way to watch Gutfeld w/o cable now days?
Posted by: redchief at October 14, 2021 10:29

Not sure, maybe the shows end up on youtube?

Posted by: Farmer at October 14, 2021 11:30 PM (55Qr6)

481 in other news, I was looking at WUWT tonight and they had a story about the Kemper Coal Gassification Plant in Mississippi, built under Obama in 2010. It was part of the Great New Green Scheme he pushed to provide Green Jobs, $7.5 Billion was spent on it.

The plant was imploded yesterday, as it was finally admitted that it could never work. $7.5 Billion dollars thrown away for absolutely nothing.

https://twitter.com/jallen1985/status/1447184144363032579

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 11:31 PM (evAgx)

482 Every decade of film was better than the last. Except maybe the current one, hard to tell.

The only 1920 movie worth seeing is Metropolis.

1999 was a better year for film than 1939. Gone with the Wind sucks.

*breaks beer bottle*

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 14, 2021 11:31 PM (ybIRR)

483 As for the drugs, if they have low risks does it matter if you take them if they possibly could work. Why can i understand all this and our government can't? Why does our medical system not understand?
Posted by: Lesko Brandon at October 14, 2021 11:23 PM (0OmEj)

HCQ and Ivermectin are pretty much certain to be harmless to you at the recommended dosage for the Coof. And it's not like there is a proven drug in regular use for them to displace.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 11:33 PM (YXqrj)

484 The plant was imploded yesterday, as it was finally admitted that it could never work. $7.5 Billion dollars thrown away for absolutely nothing.

https://twitter.com/jallen1985/status/1447184144363032579
Posted by: Tom Servo


Heh! Now do Solendra (sp?)

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 11:33 PM (r1z5A)

485 Which is one reason why medical costs are so high, because malpractice insurance premiums are so high.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 11:30 PM (zTIBG)

Scary part? They sued him right AFTER he retired... ie right after he stopped paying for that malpractice insurance.

Not sure they defend him in that case... and thinking on it, may have been part of the 'plan'.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 14, 2021 11:33 PM (oHd/0)

486 One thing is for sure, that '59 chevy crumpled like a frigging tin can. That dashboard and column just leaped up and assassinated the driver.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 14, 2021 11:34 PM (VwHCD)

487 470 Great choice. Like driving your sofa. 400 miles and I felt great. To me, that is the point, being able to drive 400 to 600 miles in comfort so you don't feel beat to pieces at the end. Can't beat one of those land barges for that.
Posted by: irongrampa at October 14, 2021 11:13 PM (KATBx)

Drove cross country in my Chevy Tahoe a couple years ago... was really a comfortable ride, even though its a 4 wheel drive sports truck. Plenty of room, comfortable seats, and a reasonable sound system.
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 14, 2021 11:26 PM (oHd/0)

oh yeah, one of the most comfortable cross country drives I ever took was in a mid-70's Electra deuce and a quarter.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 11:34 PM (evAgx)

488 I freely admit to being a dinosaur about cars.Nothing (to me) sounds as sweet as a big OHV V8 working hard or a cammed up engine at idle.

The new cars may be engineering marvels but they have all the aesthetic appeal of a tree stump in addition to looking dismally alike. I prefer the honest appeal of a '49-50 Ford over anything Detroit puts out.


Posted by: irongrampa at October 14, 2021 11:34 PM (KATBx)

489 Heh! Now do Solendra (sp?)
Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 11:33 PM (r1z5A)
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Solyndra was only half a billion. Chump change.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 11:35 PM (zTIBG)

490 oh yeah, one of the most comfortable cross country drives I ever took was in a mid-70's Electra deuce and a quarter.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 11:34 PM (evAgx)

My friend had one of those. It was brown, we called it The Log. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 14, 2021 11:36 PM (VwHCD)

491 Not sure they defend him in that case... and thinking on it, may have been part of the 'plan'.
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 14, 2021 11:33 PM (oHd/0)
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If they're suing for a period that was covered by the insurance, I think that the company would have to defend.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 11:36 PM (zTIBG)

492 Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 14, 2021 11:31 PM (ybIRR)

1939 was the greatest year for movies evah. Wizard of Oz , Hunchback of Notre Dame, Stage Coach , Goodbye Mr Chips, Mr Smith Goes to Washington, Gunga Din and a few others I'm leaving out that I can't recall right now .

Posted by: Just a side note at October 14, 2021 11:37 PM (2DOZq)

493 Posted by: irongrampa at October 14, 2021 11:34 PM (KATBx)

First thing I do when I buy a new vehicle, is put on a good CatBack Exhaust system.

Then make sure its got a Cold Air intake...

Then sometimes, put in a chip... like with my new truck? It takes out the programed in throttle lag.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 14, 2021 11:37 PM (oHd/0)

494 Solyndra was only half a billion. Chump change.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea


Oh! Never mind! Carry on.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 11:37 PM (r1z5A)

495 Braenyard and others, wouldn't the 59 Bel Air automatically have metal fatigue just from being 50 years old?

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 11:39 PM (L2ZTs)

496 in other news, I was looking at WUWT tonight and they had a story about the Kemper Coal Gassification Plant in Mississippi, built under Obama in 2010. It was part of the Great New Green Scheme he pushed to provide Green Jobs, $7.5 Billion was spent on it.

The plant was imploded yesterday, as it was finally admitted that it could never work. $7.5 Billion dollars thrown away for absolutely nothing.

https://twitter.com/jallen1985/status/1447184144363032579
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 11:31 PM (evAgx)

Coal gasification doesn't work? They hired the wrong guys.

Posted by: SASOL at October 14, 2021 11:40 PM (YXqrj)

497 There is a good reason why the Tuskegee experiment should be remembered and harped on...

...but not because of the racial overtones.

It needs to be remembered as one of many abuses perpetrated by the US government against the civilian population, under the guise of medical science. The US Government has a long and well established history of unethical medical experimentation that shouldn't ever be forgotten.

The moment a fraudster like Fauci shows up and says "I'm from the government and I'm here to help", he should be tarred and feathered just to remind the government that we've been watching, and we remember.

Posted by: Cato | If it was truly hopeless, would they need all this propaganda? at October 14, 2021 11:41 PM (Msrhc)

498 Doc Zero, he's the shit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2021 11:42 PM (VxC1e)

499 Coal gasification doesn't work? They hired the wrong guys.
Posted by: SASOL at October 14, 2021 11:40 PM (YXqrj)
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It worked as intended. It put government money in the pockets it was intended to put it in.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 11:42 PM (zTIBG)

500 The new cars may be engineering marvels but they have all the aesthetic appeal of a tree stump in addition to looking dismally alike. I prefer the honest appeal of a '49-50 Ford over anything Detroit puts out.


Posted by: irongrampa at October 14, 2021 11:34 PM (KATBx)

For a while there the newer cars were starting to look like jelly beans on wheels. The got some...some decent styling to them these days. But yeah, the old iron was loaded with trim and accents. The trim on a 55-57 chevy is a thing of beauty, and other cars had 100's of pieces of trim. Now you get a few metal panels and rubber fronts and rears.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 14, 2021 11:42 PM (VwHCD)

501 Posted by: Cato | If it was truly hopeless, would they need all this propaganda? at October 14, 2021 11:41 PM (Msrhc)

Now do Gulf War Syndrome. 30% of Gulf Vets have it... but Iraqis do not.

Makes ya go.... hmmmm....

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 14, 2021 11:42 PM (oHd/0)

502 The plant was imploded yesterday, as it was finally admitted that it could never work. $7.5 Billion dollars thrown away for absolutely nothing.

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Well, without singing robots, what did they expect?

Oh, wait.

Posted by: Solyndra at October 14, 2021 11:44 PM (VxC1e)

503 One thing is for sure, that '59 chevy crumpled like a frigging tin can. That dashboard and column just leaped up and assassinated the driver.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 14, 2021 11:34 PM (VwHCD)

They put the steering box on that model about as far forward on the frame as it could possibly be put, too, with a solid shaft running all the way back to the wheel. Worst possible design for driver safety. Studebaker put their steering box on top of the frame rail, and aft of the front crossmember and suspension, and about 2/3 of the way back along the engine. You'd have to crumple a lot of iron before getting to the steering box.

Posted by: SASOL at October 14, 2021 11:45 PM (YXqrj)

504 Coal gasification doesn't work? They hired the wrong guys.
Posted by: SASOL at October 14, 2021 11:40 PM (YXqrj)

I screwed up big time last year when Sasol was 1.29. I was going to buy 20k shares but chickened out as I knew my layoff was just around the corner. It closed today at 18.38.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 14, 2021 11:45 PM (2DOZq)

505 For a while there the newer cars were starting to look like jelly beans on wheels. The got some...some decent styling to them these days. But yeah, the old iron was loaded with trim and accents. The trim on a 55-57 chevy is a thing of beauty, and other cars had 100's of pieces of trim. Now you get a few metal panels and rubber fronts and rears.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 14, 2021 11:42 PM (VwHCD)
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I still want a 1930 Packard Phaeton. Preferably with a chauffeur, named either Godfrey or Rudolfo.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 11:45 PM (zTIBG)

506 It needs to be remembered as one of many abuses perpetrated by the US government against the civilian population, under the guise of medical science. The US Government has a long and well established history of unethical medical experimentation that shouldn't ever be forgotten.
Posted by: Cato | If it was truly hopeless, would they need all this propaganda?


Remember when some gov agency released a low level flu virus into the BART system to check it's vulnerability to a bio attack and killed like a half dozen citizens?

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 11:45 PM (r1z5A)

507 I screwed up big time last year when Sasol was 1.29. I was going to buy 20k shares but chickened out as I knew my layoff was just around the corner. It closed today at 18.38.
Posted by: Just a side note at October 14, 2021 11:45 PM (2DOZq)


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Pffft

Posted by: Bitcoin at October 14, 2021 11:46 PM (VxC1e)

508 My first was a '68 Plymouth Belevdere, was light green. my folks and grandparents got it for me as a college graduation present in 1977.

It had an addon in that an air conditioner was added over the hump in the middle. Anyone remember those?

Posted by: Farmer at October 14, 2021 11:18 PM (55Qr6)


Yeah, I bought a '65 Mustang for the wife that had the underdash mounted A/C unit.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 14, 2021 11:46 PM (F0YaR)

509 I still want a 1930 Packard Phaeton. Preferably with a chauffeur, named either Godfrey or Rudolfo.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea


Remind me to tell the story of my dad and his friends 30 something Packard Limo and the trip to Spokane.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 11:47 PM (r1z5A)

510 Braenyard and others, wouldn't the 59 Bel Air automatically have metal fatigue just from being 50 years old?
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 11:39 PM (L2ZTs)

Metal doesn't get fatigued from just sitting. Cyclical stress is what does it. Heavily-loaded parts like springs and axles, mostly. Frames are made from soft steel.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 11:47 PM (YXqrj)

511 AOP, hmmm thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 14, 2021 11:48 PM (L2ZTs)

512 Remember when some gov agency released a low level flu virus into the BART system to check it's vulnerability to a bio attack and killed like a half dozen citizens?
Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 11:45 PM (r1z5A)

I don't remember that one, I was more thinking of stuff like the radiological experiments and MKUltra, but that's a solid point.

This is why we need to keep discussing these things, it's easy to forget, and when people forget, they start thinking the government is a trustworthy authority.

Posted by: Cato | If it was truly hopeless, would they need all this propaganda? at October 14, 2021 11:48 PM (Msrhc)

513 Remind me to tell the story of my dad and his friends 30 something Packard Limo and the trip to Spokane.
Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 11:47 PM (r1z5A)
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Well, you could tell it now...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 11:48 PM (zTIBG)

514 Those gigantic cars from the '30s had these huge twelve-bangers that put out something like 80 hp. Today your base model Mustang does more than twice that.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2021 11:49 PM (VxC1e)

515 A Cabinet Secretary is missing for two months and there is complete chaos in the supply chain and no one noticed?
Posted by: Stellastwocents at October 14, 2021 10:5

That would be our diligent media, keeping us informed (or not).

And Buttigig's credentials for this job were...he couldn't fix streets in South Bend...he proposed to his gay husband on a train...DING, DING we have a winner. He's the first openly gay cabinet secretary.

Guess that will help solve supply line issues.

Posted by: Farmer at October 14, 2021 11:49 PM (55Qr6)

516 My first was a '68 Plymouth Belevdere, was light green. my folks and grandparents got it for me as a college graduation present in 1977.

It had an addon in that an air conditioner was added over the hump in the middle. Anyone remember those?

Posted by: Farmer at October 14, 2021 11:18 PM (55Qr6)

That was a cool car. It was the platform for the new 1968 roadrunner. They're getting 15-20k for really nice clean ones.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 14, 2021 11:50 PM (VwHCD)

517 First car my parents had was a Rambler.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 14, 2021 11:50 PM (2DOZq)

518 1939 was the greatest year for movies evah. Wizard of Oz , Hunchback of Notre Dame, Stage Coach , Goodbye Mr Chips, Mr Smith Goes to Washington, Gunga Din and a few others I'm leaving out that I can't recall right now .
Posted by: Just a side note at October 14, 2021 11:37 PM (2DOZq)

I looked it up to remind myself - besides those you mentioned, there were Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir), The Women, Young Mr. Lincoln, Destry Rides Again (Jimmy Stewart), Ninotchka, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone), Of Mice and Men (Burgess Meredith), Dodge City (Errol Flynn), Dark Victory (Bette Davis), Another Thin Man, Babes in Arms, Beau Geste, Drums Along the Mowhawk, Each Dawn I Die, First Love, Four Feathers, Golden Boy, It's a Wonderful World, Made for Each Other, Jesse James, Son of Frankenstein, The Cat and The Canary, and The Little Princess.

It was an entire year where a new Classic all time movie was released every week.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 11:51 PM (evAgx)

519 Mercury Marauder should've shipped with a breathed-on 5.4 Triton under the hood.

And a pink-slip in my name.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 14, 2021 11:51 PM (QzJWU)

520 Guess that will help solve supply line issues.
Posted by: Farmer at October 14, 2021 11:49 PM (55Qr6)

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Yep. Homos are legendarily magical with logistics.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2021 11:51 PM (VxC1e)

521 Well, you could tell it now...
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea


Heh, it would be quite the tome. Part of the story is, dad said it was the best running V-11 in St. Maries.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 11:51 PM (r1z5A)

522 Guess that will help solve supply line issues.
Posted by: Farmer at October 14, 2021 11:49 PM (55Qr6)

Well, he can drop a deuce without breaking a sweat.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 11:51 PM (YXqrj)

523 Those gigantic cars from the '30s had these huge twelve-bangers that put out something like 80 hp. Today your base model Mustang does more than twice that.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2021 11:49 PM (VxC1e)

the better ones are doing that per cylinder. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 14, 2021 11:51 PM (VwHCD)

524 It was an entire year where a new Classic all time movie was released every week.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 11:51 PM (evAgx

Gone with the Wind

Posted by: megthered at October 14, 2021 11:52 PM (vvWGB)

525 517 First car my parents had was a Rambler.
Posted by: Just a side note at October 14, 2021 11:50 PM (2DOZq)

my parents bought a brand new 1964 Rambler white station wagon off the showroom floor, and we spent at least 2 weeks every summer for the next 8 years driving through every state in the west in it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 11:53 PM (evAgx)

526 Those gigantic cars from the '30s had these huge twelve-bangers that put out something like 80 hp. Today your base model Mustang does more than twice that.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2021 11:49 PM (VxC1e)
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Even if true, so what? I can't sit up straight in today's base model Mustang.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 11:54 PM (zTIBG)

527 Those gigantic cars from the '30s had these huge twelve-bangers that put out something like 80 hp. Today your base model Mustang does more than twice that.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2021 11:49 PM (VxC1e)

the better ones are doing that per cylinder. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 14, 2021 11:51 PM (VwHCD)

I had a garage tour back in July at a guy's place. he has several Packards, and has a Packard straight eight on an engine stand that is going into a '35 roadster, beautiful car. He started that engine up for us. Sounds great. They were torque monsters.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 11:56 PM (YXqrj)

528 360 There's a story at The Hill that Prince Charles still has his 1970 Aston Martin. He says it now runs on "wine and cheese byproducts."

Is he going to explain how he modded it to run on his farts?

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 11:56 PM (3/XaG)

529 491 Not sure they defend him in that case... and thinking on it, may have been part of the 'plan'.
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 14, 2021 11:33 PM (oHd/0)
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If they're suing for a period that was covered by the insurance, I think that the company would have to defend.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 11:36 PM (zTIBG)

Med Mal insurance is claims-made, meaning coverage is for when the claim is made, not when the incident occurred. Typically, when doctors retire they purchase extended reporting period or "tail" coverage.

Posted by: parsimony at October 14, 2021 11:57 PM (X1xq4)

530 First car my parents had was a Rambler.
Posted by: Just a side note at October 14, 2021 11:50 PM (2DOZq)

my parents bought a brand new 1964 Rambler white station wagon off the showroom floor, and we spent at least 2 weeks every summer for the next 8 years driving through every state in the west in it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 11:53 PM (evAgx

I think ours was a used Rambler but when we moved to Louisiana my father bought a 1967 Fairlane SW off the showroom floor. We also took a few vacations in it and it eventually became my car I drove to High School.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 14, 2021 11:57 PM (2DOZq)

531 It was an entire year where a new Classic all time movie was released every week.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 11:51 PM (evAgx
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One also forgets that there were dozens and dozens of B-movies that no one but MP4 and TJM remember, because Hollywood was cranking out that many movies a year.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 11:57 PM (zTIBG)

532 Is he going to explain how he modded it to run on his farts?
Posted by: Azjaeger at October 14, 2021 11:56 PM (3/XaG)

He bought some of Mary Clogginstein's fart tubes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 11:58 PM (YXqrj)

533 Old vintage engines? I got to ride in a '50s Pontiac with the Straight Eight.

Felt like an electric motor. NO vibration at all. But the V-8's won out, mostly for length and packaging reasons. And they could out RPM the straight engine, by a long shot.

On the low end, the Dodge Slant six ruled the straight six world. On the high end? Gimme a 1991 BMW 755iL. A steamship for the highway, it was.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 14, 2021 11:58 PM (QzJWU)

534 Med Mal insurance is claims-made, meaning coverage is for when the claim is made, not when the incident occurred. Typically, when doctors retire they purchase extended reporting period or "tail" coverage.
Posted by: parsimony at October 14, 2021 11:57 PM (X1xq4)
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Ugh. That sucks.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 11:58 PM (zTIBG)

535
See the radiation experiments the US govt conducted back in the day at the start of the nuclear age. The irradiated people without their knowledge or consent, just to see what the effects were. These people were the deplorables of the day, orphans, mental patients, minorities.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at October 14, 2021 11:59 PM (Mzdiz)

536 I think ours was a used Rambler but when we moved to Louisiana my father bought a 1967 Fairlane SW off the showroom floor. We also took a few vacations in it and it eventually became my car I drove to High School.
Posted by: Just a side note at October 14, 2021 11:57 PM (2DOZq)


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Ramblers were chick magnets, although you couldn't be too selective about the chick.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2021 11:59 PM (VxC1e)

537 I always wanted a yellow car. That's a dream that will never be fulfilled.

Closest I came to it was a new metallic blue Mazda 323, the first car I ever bought. I had been driving a used two-tone brown Plymouth Horizon, but it was a college graduation present.

Current car is a 2017 white Kia, which I bought used in 2018. I needed a car in a hurry -- the previous Kia gave up the ghost at 200,000 miles -- and the price and mileage couldn't be beat. At less than 50 000 miles, it probably will be my last car.

I realize now that when you're driving, you don't see the exterior anyway. So white will do.

Still, yellow cars are awfully pretty.

Posted by: Weak Geek at October 14, 2021 11:59 PM (Om/di)

538 Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 14, 2021 11:57 PM (zTIBG)

That's when the studios also owned / controlled the movie theaters.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 15, 2021 12:00 AM (2DOZq)

539 450 Clinton was hospitalized Tuesday with sepsis and they're talking about him possibly going home today, Friday the 15th. That doesn't make any sense.

Posted by: JuJuBee at October 14, 2021 11:16 PM (mNhhD)
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Since everything is lies and more lies, I figure this is no different. Since they specifically stated he was NOT hospitalized for COVID, that means he was hospitalized for COVID. And since he's not a dirty peon, he was given Ivermectin or HCQ or something that works in just a few days, and he'll be headed home.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at October 15, 2021 12:01 AM (lNHqD)

540 537 I always wanted a yellow car. That's a dream that will never be fulfilled.

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My first ride in high school was a canary yellow '68 El Camino.

Thangya, thangya vurry much.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 15, 2021 12:01 AM (VxC1e)

541 Don't know about attracting girls, but if you want to be popular -- or at least in demand -- in college, drive a pickup truck. I hauled a lot of kegs and speakers in those days.

Posted by: Weak Geek at October 15, 2021 12:02 AM (Om/di)

542 One of the vets that I have coffee with (92 years old), his first car was an Essex.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 15, 2021 12:02 AM (WD9ZA)

543 I had a Delta 88 in college. My buds called it The Boat .

Posted by: Just a side note at October 15, 2021 12:02 AM (2DOZq)

544 I always wanted a yellow car. That's a dream that will never be fulfilled.
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I had a yellow car. It was a 1974 Chevy Vega. 'nuff said.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 15, 2021 12:03 AM (zTIBG)

545 735iL *

fat fingered type d'OH!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 15, 2021 12:03 AM (QzJWU)

546 South lake texas school board tells teachers if they have a book about the holocaust new texas law require them to have a book with the other point of view. Mein kamp?

Posted by: raimondo at October 15, 2021 12:03 AM (vS6hj)

547 Tis time. Need to do some light packing, there are geese waiting to be harvested this weekend. We'll see how it is not having my lady Lab as company.

Goodnite, good people. Be safe and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 15, 2021 12:04 AM (KATBx)

548 Short bus just unloaded. Anyone have crackers for him?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 15, 2021 12:04 AM (VxC1e)

549 Cicero: got some birdseed and a salt lick.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 15, 2021 12:05 AM (L2ZTs)

550 I had a Delta 88 in college. My buds called it The Boat .
Posted by: Just a side note at October 15, 2021 12:02 AM (2DOZq)

I have one! '65 Delta 88 4 door. Plain Jane, no air, manual everything. But it has a good 425 and Turbo 400 transmission.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:05 AM (YXqrj)

551 I had a garage tour back in July at a guy's place. he has several Packards, and has a Packard straight eight on an engine stand that is going into a '35 roadster, beautiful car. He started that engine up for us. Sounds great. They were torque monsters.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 11:56 PM (YXqrj)

Some of those packards were things of beauty. This one dude brings one to the local cruise night. Beautiful frigging car in beautiful shape. He says he's lucky to get 25K for it. If I had the money I would have flashed it right under his nose. Especially after seeing what people pay for some of these classic cars that are rusty doo-doo's.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:06 AM (VwHCD)

552 Mein kamp?
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Try to get the title right, even if you have never actually read it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 15, 2021 12:06 AM (L47aO)

553 Short bus just unloaded. Anyone have crackers for him?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 15, 2021 12:04 AM (VxC1e

A parrot says what it knows but doesn't know what it says.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 15, 2021 12:06 AM (2DOZq)

554 good night all! bedtime for Bonzo. fun to chat, see some of you in a week.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 15, 2021 12:06 AM (evAgx)

555 Mein kamp?
Posted by: raimondo at October 15, 2021 12:03 AM (vS6hj)

That's where the miners stay until the mine town can be built, dummy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:07 AM (YXqrj)

556 If a 59 Bel Air fell on top of Raimondo, would he later display any discernible difference in IQ?

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 15, 2021 12:07 AM (L2ZTs)

557 I have one! '65 Delta 88 4 door. Plain Jane, no air, manual everything. But it has a good 425 and Turbo 400 transmission.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:05 AM (YXqrj)

Ok, fess up, you're the frigging junk yard empire dude right? lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:08 AM (VwHCD)

558 I have one! '65 Delta 88 4 door. Plain Jane, no air, manual everything. But it has a good 425 and Turbo 400 transmission.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:05 AM (YXqrj)
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I learned to drive in my Mom's 1965 whateveritwas. Had a hood the size of and Essex-class aircraft carrier.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 15, 2021 12:08 AM (zTIBG)

559 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:05 AM (YXqrj)

Mine was a ' 77.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 15, 2021 12:08 AM (2DOZq)

560 And '59 was one of the few years that Chevy used an "X" frame, that is uniquely vulnerable to a quarter-on hit like that. Staged.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2021 11:09 PM


If I am ever on trial in rural Alabama for shooting a convenience store clerk (and I am innocent), I want to hire you as an expert witness.

Posted by: Chuck C at October 15, 2021 12:08 AM (EughT)

561 in other news, I was looking at WUWT tonight and they had a story about the Kemper Coal Gassification Plant in Mississippi, built under Obama in 2010. It was part of the Great New Green Scheme he pushed to provide Green Jobs, $7.5 Billion was spent on it.

The plant was imploded yesterday, as it was finally admitted that it could never work. $7.5 Billion dollars thrown away for absolutely nothing.

https://twitter.com/jallen1985/status/1447184144363032579

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2021 11:31 PM (evAgx)


Ah yes, the great MS Boondoggle. We are still paying for it. Though I thought they converted the generating side to run on nat gas (cost of a brand new nat gas plant at the rated MW -- about $250 Million). I couldn't tell from the vid whether the whole place was blown up or not. Shrugs.

Seven billion plus down the ole TFG drain.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 15, 2021 12:09 AM (F0YaR)

562 Mein kamp?
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Try to get the title right, even if you have never actually read it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 15, 2021 12:06 AM (L47aO)

I remember when this leftist tried to impress me by telling me he read "aunt frank". lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:09 AM (VwHCD)

563 ..I had a Delta 88 in college. My buds called it The Boat. Posted by: Just a side note at October 15, 2021 12:02 AM (2DOZq)

My maternal Grandfather used to weld and braze engine bits at the Stanley Steamer factory, before going on to earn a Presidential Citation (from FDR, whom he loathed) for his pioneering welding techniques at Kaiser Shipbuilding, which helped speed up production of the Liberty Ships.

In "between the wars", he served also as a Marine during the Banana Wars. I never saw him walk outdoors, even to fetch a newspaper, not being dressed in suit, shit, tie and hat. Always. Pity, he passed when I was in the 6th grade, and hadn't then to ask him the questions a Moron might ask. He was a Hell of Man.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 15, 2021 12:09 AM (QzJWU)

564 Retardo!

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 15, 2021 12:09 AM (hO6ha)

565 Checked with the dealership last Friday. My new Camaro was finally built and is on a train to Florida. It is supposed to arrive the 29th.
Posted by: Dave in Fla
I suspect you are sleeping Dave. But congrats. Those are evil looking cars, and I mean it in a good way. Very badass. I drove versus one at a local race track, and modern camaros are excellent.

Side question, if you are still around. Your doctor that is prescribing the Covid survival pack? He does not want some out of state customers? I have had the Covid, but I think my neighbors might be interested.

Posted by: MikeM at October 15, 2021 12:10 AM (5Y7fX)

566 If I am ever on trial in rural Alabama for shooting a convenience store clerk (and I am innocent), I want to hire you as an expert witness.
Posted by: Chuck C at October 15, 2021 12:08 AM (EughT)
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That is suspiciously specific.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 15, 2021 12:10 AM (zTIBG)

567 Somebody really needs to introduce Raimondo to Mary C. Talk about a love connection!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 15, 2021 12:10 AM (L2ZTs)

568 I have one! '65 Delta 88 4 door. Plain Jane, no air, manual everything. But it has a good 425 and Turbo 400 transmission.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:05 AM (YXqrj)


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The Official Car of The Winchell Mahoney Hour

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 15, 2021 12:11 AM (VxC1e)

569 Some of those packards were things of beauty. This one dude brings one to the local cruise night. Beautiful frigging car in beautiful shape. He says he's lucky to get 25K for it. If I had the money I would have flashed it right under his nose. Especially after seeing what people pay for some of these classic cars that are rusty doo-doo's.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:06 AM (VwHCD)

One of my pipe dreams would be to get a '55 or '56 Packard Executive or Caribbean with the Torsion-Level ride, and put a Chevy 6.5 liter turbo-diesel and 4L80E automatic into it. You'd have a plush ride, adequate performance, and astonishing fuel economy for a barge of that size. And the whole power train would weigh less than the original Packard parts.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:12 AM (YXqrj)

570 He's the first openly gay cabinet secretary.

Most of the rest of them in politics in the last 30-40 years seem to just be closeted. Or pedos. The normalest you usually get are just amoral horndogs

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 15, 2021 12:13 AM (3/XaG)

571 566 If I am ever on trial in rural Alabama for shooting a convenience store clerk (and I am innocent), I want to hire you as an expert witness.
Posted by: Chuck C at October 15, 2021 12:08 AM (EughT)
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Dead on balls accurate.

Posted by: Mona Lisa Vito at October 15, 2021 12:14 AM (VxC1e)

572 The '69 Delta 88 handled poorly.

Posted by: Teddy Kennedy at October 15, 2021 12:14 AM (WZ5i4)

573 Ok, fess up, you're the frigging junk yard empire dude right? lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:08 AM (VwHCD)

My three acres has a lot of iron on it. You should come visit some time. We would have a hoot.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:15 AM (YXqrj)

574 I remember when this leftist tried to impress me by telling me he read "aunt frank". lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:09 AM (VwHCD)


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That's hilarious.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 15, 2021 12:16 AM (VxC1e)

575 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight. I really do learn good stuff here.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 15, 2021 12:16 AM (L2ZTs)

576 The '69 Delta 88 handled poorly.
Posted by: Teddy Kennedy at October 15, 2021 12:14 AM (WZ5i4)

Shoulda ordered the fording kit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:16 AM (YXqrj)

577 One of my pipe dreams would be to get a '55 or '56 Packard Executive or Caribbean with the Torsion-Level ride, and put a Chevy 6.5 liter turbo-diesel and 4L80E automatic into it. You'd have a plush ride, adequate performance, and astonishing fuel economy for a barge of that size. And the whole power train would weigh less than the original Packard parts.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:12 AM (YXqrj)

The one the dude brings to the cruise night I think is a 1932. Beautiful car. I Would like to drop a hemi in that thing. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:17 AM (VwHCD)

578 Shoulda ordered the fording kit.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:16 AM (YXqrj)

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And the reactive armor.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 15, 2021 12:17 AM (VxC1e)

579 I know a guy who owns a bright orange pickup truck with black bumpers and Pistol Pete painted on it in black. Plus OSU's war cry, "Pistols Firing!"

A proud Cowboy, he is.

Posted by: Weak Geek at October 15, 2021 12:18 AM (Om/di)

580 Ok, fess up, you're the frigging junk yard empire dude right? lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:08 AM (VwHCD)

By the way, did you ever have dealings with Heavy Metal Auto Wrecking? They sold a lot of Mopar muscle car parts. Owner was Tim Lynch. Harley guy, too. RIP.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:19 AM (YXqrj)

581 I remember when this leftist tried to impress me by telling me he read "aunt frank". lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:09 AM (VwHCD)


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That's hilarious.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 15, 2021 12:16 AM (VxC1e)

Not kidding. Its exactly what he said. I haven't read it, and at least I know the frigging name and what it's about. Julius Caeser knew more about our space program than this fucknut knew about "aunt frank". lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:21 AM (VwHCD)

582 576 The '69 Delta 88 handled poorly.
Posted by: Teddy Kennedy at October 15, 2021 12:14 AM (WZ5i4)

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*ahem*

Posted by: The 1968 VW Beetle at October 15, 2021 12:21 AM (VxC1e)

583 By the way, did you ever have dealings with Heavy Metal Auto Wrecking? They sold a lot of Mopar muscle car parts. Owner was Tim Lynch. Harley guy, too. RIP.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:19 AM (YXqrj)

No, never have.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:21 AM (VwHCD)

584 High prices in car world, barring the few universally known super special or super rare cars, seem to revolve around the cars that were desired by men in their teens or early twenties that they couldn't afford. Then they hit 50 or so and have disposable income and compete for the survivors\fork up for restorations. In the 70s and 80s the pre WW2 cars were worth something. In the 90s-00s the 50s and 60s cars caught fire. Now the 70s and 80s cars are hot. The funny thing is that now your normal 30s-50s car is starting to drop. Model As and Ts were once the mainstream collector car and you never see them. I don't know what happens with the 60s muscle cars as they have been featured in pop culture so much that the younger generation may also want them. Or not. If they don't the glut will eventually make your normal Camaro, Chevelle SS or GTO drop drastically in price. Special rate ones will still be bucks.

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 15, 2021 12:22 AM (3/XaG)

585
Shoulda ordered the fording kit.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Air bags would have made the difference.

The classic VW ad, 'If Teddy Kennedy Drove a VW': https://tinyurl.com/j6h2e7wp

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 15, 2021 12:23 AM (GBHAb)

586 Here on the south MS coast, we just got done with Cruisin' The Coast for a full week; lots and lots of old rolling Detroit iron; over 9,000 signed up participants plus another 3k+ "bootleggers". Some beautiful examples on display, plus a Burnout Night. It's the second largest classic car event in the country, Vegas being #1.

I've joked about this before, but my car gets an extra 5mpg when riding on Beach Blvd, due to all the partially burnt gas in the air there. Ah, carbueration.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 15, 2021 12:25 AM (F0YaR)

587 No, never have.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:21 AM (VwHCD)

I knew he sold a lot of Mopar parts by mail-order. Tim died of cancer. Good dude, I liked him a lot. I bought a fair bit of weird old junk from him over the years. Like a baby flathead V8 from a Simca Vedette. And a '38 Studebaker Commander. And I got a great hoodie, with a skull logo, with the legend, "we wreck and roll."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:26 AM (YXqrj)

588 In "between the wars", he served also as a Marine during the Banana Wars. I never saw him walk outdoors, even to fetch a newspaper, not being dressed in suit, shit, tie and hat. Always. Pity, he passed when I was in the 6th grade, and hadn't then to ask him the questions a Moron might ask. He was a Hell of Man.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


When a grandparent passes, a whole library burns down.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 15, 2021 12:26 AM (r1z5A)

589 When the levee breaks, mama you got to move.

Posted by: Robert Plant at October 15, 2021 12:31 AM (VxC1e)

590 If they don't the glut will eventually make your normal Camaro, Chevelle SS or GTO drop drastically in price. Special rate ones will still be bucks.
Posted by: Azjaeger at October 15, 2021 12:22 AM (3/XaG)

My late car guy friend Gerry Hoines, who forgot more about antique cars than the rest of us will collectively ever know, said to me, "Every guy who thinks he is a car guy, ought to own a Model T Ford at least once in his life, just so he can understand how the Model T made the automobile what it is today. They are so different in how they operate, yet they fundamentally changed the world."

Miss ya, Gerry. RIP.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:32 AM (YXqrj)

591 High prices in car world, barring the few universally known super special or super rare cars, seem to revolve around the cars that were desired by men in their teens or early twenties that they couldn't afford. Then they hit 50 or so and have disposable income and compete for the survivors\fork up for restorations.
Posted by: Azjaeger at October 15, 2021 12:22 AM (3/XaG)

yup, a lot of truth there. I knew it was over when they started using zeppelin songs to sell caddys. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:34 AM (VwHCD)

592 Remember when some gov agency released a low level flu virus into the BART system to check it's vulnerability to a bio attack and killed like a half dozen citizens?

Posted by: Some Rat at October 14, 2021 11:45 PM (r1z5A)
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True Story (this is no shit): my first Guard unit was in Lynwood, a couple miles from my parents house. early 80's and both crack and PCP were running wild in the streets... our FFT told us at a meeting about a local who stopped by, obviously brain fried, not high, but maybe one high too many... friendly enough, and he announced that he too had been in the Army.

FFT was gentle enough, and eventually coaxed the young man out the armory, and didn't think anything more about it. until he came back with a 201 file: he'd enlisted, went to Basic and AIT, then was PCS'd to Germany. when he got there, someone put him TDY en route into some sort of medical testing unit.

when the TDY was up, he as under medical care, and eventually medically discharged home as permanently disabled w/ brain damage.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 15, 2021 12:37 AM (tjNqg)

593 My late car guy friend Gerry Hoines, who forgot more about antique cars than the rest of us will collectively ever know, said to me, "Every guy who thinks he is a car guy, ought to own a Model T Ford at least once in his life, just so he can understand how the Model T made the automobile what it is today. They are so different in how they operate, yet they fundamentally changed the world."

Miss ya, Gerry. RIP.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:32 AM (YXqrj)

they are fairly cheap right now. I want one for shits and giggles. A few friends own them. Of course I want a street rod version, but even a nice stocker would be cool. I missed one a few years ago. It was all done. Small block chevy, 6 pack setup, TCI frame, etc etc. He was asking 25K, and this fucker was was done nice. I had just got the roadrunner, so the money wasn't there.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:38 AM (VwHCD)

594 High prices in car world, barring the few universally known super special or super rare cars, seem to revolve around the cars that were desired by men in their teens or early twenties that they couldn't afford. Then they hit 50 or so and have disposable income and compete for the survivors\fork up for restorations. In the 70s and 80s the pre WW2 cars were worth something. In the 90s-00s the 50s and 60s cars caught fire. Now the 70s and 80s cars are hot. The funny thing is that now your normal 30s-50s car is starting to drop. Model As and Ts were once the mainstream collector car and you never see them. I don't know what happens with the 60s muscle cars as they have been featured in pop culture so much that the younger generation may also want them. Or not. If they don't the glut will eventually make your normal Camaro, Chevelle SS or GTO drop drastically in price. Special rate ones will still be bucks.
Posted by: Azjaeger at October 15, 2021 12:22 AM (3/XaG)

Whole lot of truth there! Most of the collector car market is driven by what guys lusted after when they were in high school.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:39 AM (YXqrj)

595 Shit, I'm talking about the model A.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:39 AM (VwHCD)

596 Crap! My comments are being wiped.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 15, 2021 12:39 AM (pK7cg)

597 Crap! My comments are being wiped.
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Well, occasionally.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 15, 2021 12:41 AM (pK7cg)

598 Whole lot of truth there! Most of the collector car market is driven by what guys lusted after when they were in high school.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:39 AM (YXqrj)

Shit, I want the things we HAD in high school, lol.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:43 AM (VwHCD)

599 Crap! My comments are being wiped.
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Well, occasionally.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 15, 2021 12:41 AM (pK7cg)

Reminds me of the time I was turned into a newt, but got better.

Posted by: Cato | If it was truly hopeless, would they need all this propaganda? at October 15, 2021 12:43 AM (Msrhc)

600 they are fairly cheap right now. I want one for shits and giggles. A few friends own them. Of course I want a street rod version, but even a nice stocker would be cool. I missed one a few years ago. It was all done. Small block chevy, 6 pack setup, TCI frame, etc etc. He was asking 25K, and this fucker was was done nice. I had just got the roadrunner, so the money wasn't there.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:38 AM (VwHCD)

Well, Gerry would have told you to drive a stock one first, just so that you can appreciate what our grandparents and great-grandparents used for transportation. The Model T made an automobile affordable for the typical wage-earner, which had never before been the case.

And, about as soon as Model T's hit the market, in 1909, there were parts being sold to hot-rod them. Four valve heads, even!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:44 AM (YXqrj)

601 1960's cars can be silly money depending on what it is. Anything "muscle car" is stooopid money. They want 10K for a road runner sitting out in the field with a tree growing through it.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:45 AM (VwHCD)

602 hit, I want the things we HAD in high school, lol.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:43 AM (VwHCD)

Heh! When I was in high school, I started with a '51 Studebaker, sedan, which was a much better car than I gave it credit for, and then a '53 Morris Minor.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:47 AM (YXqrj)

603 1960's cars can be silly money depending on what it is. Anything "muscle car" is stooopid money. They want 10K for a road runner sitting out in the field with a tree growing through it.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:45 AM (VwHCD)

I saw a COPO Camaro in a barn near Valleyview, Alberta. And they guy knew EXACTLY what he had there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:48 AM (YXqrj)

604 Well, Gerry would have told you to drive a stock one first, just so that you can appreciate what our grandparents and great-grandparents used for transportation. The Model T made an automobile affordable for the typical wage-earner, which had never before been the case.

And, about as soon as Model T's hit the market, in 1909, there were parts being sold to hot-rod them. Four valve heads, even!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:44 AM (YXqrj)

My great grandparents were probably driving chariots in the roman legion. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:48 AM (VwHCD)

605 I saw a COPO Camaro in a barn near Valleyview, Alberta. And they guy knew EXACTLY what he had there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 12:48 AM (YXqrj)

ahh, so thats what the words to that song are

At the copo...copo camaro
to get one I gave some bone marrow

lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:51 AM (VwHCD)

606 Hello horde. Winter has arrived in Wyoming. It's cold windy and snowy. Perfect for the deer opener

Posted by: Pete Bog at October 15, 2021 12:54 AM (Jzz++)

607 At the copo...copo camaro
to get one I gave some bone marrow

lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:51 AM (VwHCD)

Heh! barely avoided spitting rum and cola on the screen!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 01:03 AM (YXqrj)

608 Hello horde. Winter has arrived in Wyoming. It's cold windy and snowy. Perfect for the deer opener
Posted by: Pete Bog at October 15, 2021 12:54 AM (Jzz++)

Here in southern Alberta, the ground was white with frost early this morning, but it got nice and warm this afternoon. I was laying on my back on the ground under the old school bus, and I was so comfy, i could have had a nap there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 01:05 AM (YXqrj)

609 They want 10K for a road runner sitting out in the field with a tree growing through it.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 12:45 AM (VwHCD)

Imagine what it would cost if they cut the tree down!

Posted by: a dude in MI at October 15, 2021 01:07 AM (+I6Y/)

610 I was laying on my back on the ground under the old school bus, and I was so comfy, i could have had a nap there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 01:05 AM (YXqrj)

I don't think the word comfy means what you think it does. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 01:10 AM (VwHCD)

611 Well, I just got home from picking up sis and her family at the airport. Before I go, I will relate one thing about my '49 Olds Rocket 88: the front seats are like a couch. Very comfortable, except for the giant steering wheel. I've toyed with the idea of getting power steering put into it.

In 1949, these cars were the shit. First high compression V8 out of Detroit after the war, ruled NASCAR until the Hudson Hornet came along. That awesome engine came off the factory floor putting out......135 hp. In a car that weighs upwards of 4000 lb. My little 95 hp Scirocco could run rings around it. Lol!

Posted by: Weirddave at October 15, 2021 01:12 AM (OBfBn)

612 I don't think the word comfy means what you think it does. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 15, 2021 01:10 AM (VwHCD)

Hey! The ground was warm, there were no sharp rocks, and the bus wasn't shedding any rust into my eyes. And you know, for a 1964 vehicle, that old Bluebird bus is one solid MF'er.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 01:14 AM (YXqrj)

613 In 1949, these cars were the shit. First high compression V8 out of Detroit after the war, ruled NASCAR until the Hudson Hornet came along. That awesome engine came off the factory floor putting out......135 hp. In a car that weighs upwards of 4000 lb. My little 95 hp Scirocco could run rings around it. Lol!
Posted by: Weirddave at October 15, 2021 01:12 AM (OBfBn)

Here ya go, WD, Rocket 88:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbfnh1oVTk0

Enjoy the video, too!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 01:17 AM (YXqrj)

614 Guess that will help solve supply line issues.
Posted by: Farmer at October 14, 2021 11:49 PM (55Qr6)
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Yep. Homos are legendarily magical with logistics.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 14, 2021 11:51


OMG Cicero, you have me LMAO, almost to tears.

And the kicker is...while this supply chain problem was developing Petey was off on paternity leave as he and his husband had adopted twins.

Posted by: Farmer at October 15, 2021 01:19 AM (55Qr6)

615 I wish I still had my 1974 Cutlass Salon with the 455 Rocket. Should have just stored it instead of selling it because I anticipated one of the hard to get to freeze plugs was going to go next. Damn I've made some dumb decisions in my life.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 15, 2021 01:23 AM (2DOZq)

616 Hello horde. Winter has arrived in Wyoming. It's cold windy and snowy. Perfect for the deer opener

Posted by: Pete Bog at October 15, 2021 12:54 AM (Jzz++)
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low 90's here in The Valley over the weekend, like totally... then back to the mid/upper 70's. no rain.

IOW, typical Septober here in SoCal. waiting on the Santa Anas and the brush fires, as LA City and others talk about terminating staff w/o the jab.

and Brylcreem signed a bill that will, in a few years, ban portable generators and fire pumps.

pure genius out here, lemme tell ya!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 15, 2021 01:24 AM (tjNqg)

617 ...when the TDY was up, he as under medical care, and eventually medically discharged home as permanently disabled w/ brain damage.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 15, 2021 12:37 AM (tjNqg)


At Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah, the US Army conducted chemical nerve agents and also biological agents (anthrax, anyone?) aerosol testing, killing many livestock animals and probably a few humans too.

Testing dangerous shit on US citizens ain't anything new. The Unibomber was a trial subject in the LSD tests by the CIA, codenamed MK Ultra.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 15, 2021 01:26 AM (F0YaR)

618 If kids in texas sing hava negila in music class new texas law will mean they will have to sing the horst wessel. That should appeal to the numerous nazi lovers here.

Posted by: raimondo at October 15, 2021 01:36 AM (tBefx)

619 That should appeal to the numerous nazi lovers here.

Posted by: raimondo at October 15, 2021 01:36 AM (tBefx)
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you and who else, shit stain?

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 15, 2021 01:38 AM (tjNqg)

620 Posted by: raimondo at October 15, 2021 01:36 AM (tBefx)

If you stretch any more, you will be able to kiss your own ass.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 01:38 AM (YXqrj)

621 What Moron could not love this song title? I knew Kelly Jay (the big guy in the Crowbar shirt). RIP, Kelly.

https://tinyurl.com/3j7nh7wh

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 01:42 AM (YXqrj)

622 Well, dammit, I am going to have another rum and cola, and listen to some more musics. Because I can.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 01:44 AM (YXqrj)

623 I rent my ass out for a quarter per ride and now it always itches.

Posted by: raimungus the fungus at October 15, 2021 01:47 AM (QU5/8)

624 Testing dangerous shit on US citizens ain't anything new. The Unibomber was a trial subject in the LSD tests by the CIA, codenamed MK Ultra.

It's an "interesting" deep dive, to study the "Hippy Movement", The "Acid Tests", Tim Leary and others in the California music scene in LA and San Francisco. A shadowy guy named Ronald Stark was behind what they called "Orange Sunshine." Even today it's tough to find much info. At one point he apparently displayed 2 pounds of pure product to demonstrate his bona fides to an interested party.

In the 1950s the CIA was looking to purchase the entire known world supply in Switzerland and take it off the market, the idea being to keep it out of the hands of the Soviets. But it wasn't too long after that they were dosing anybody and everybody at the CIA. It was a known occupational hazard working there. It's obvious in hindsight it was tested through the Universities and then deployed against the American people en masse. That's a big what the 60s were about. Chemical warfare, to be technical about it.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 15, 2021 02:04 AM (AV9yQ)

625 I have linked this before, but it's just so damned good. Downchild Blues Band, with Jane Vasey on piano, and jazz great Peter Appleyard sitting in vibraphone. Jane was as cute as hell, but died much too young from leukemia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCR1KDxAnZ4

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 02:05 AM (YXqrj)

626 I rent my ass out for a quarter per ride and now it always itches.

Posted by: raimungus the fungus at October 15, 2021 01:47 AM (QU5/
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and you've had more rubber burned off in it that the first 200 meters of the runways @ LAX...

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 15, 2021 02:06 AM (tjNqg)

627 In somewhat less psychoactive drug news, a couple of recent studies indicate low dose Aspirin is shown to reduce the percentage of people who end up on ventilators because of the China virus. It also appears to have some immunological benefits as well, one study finding it helps prevent coming down with it in the first place.

Aspirin, probably like Acid, is Not For Everyone, Ask Your Doctor.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 15, 2021 02:08 AM (AV9yQ)

628 Mornin'
(sips coffee)

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 15, 2021 02:16 AM (QFVV9)

629 'sips'? 'Sips' ?

Some traditions are not to be tinkered with.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 15, 2021 02:20 AM (830x5)

630 (Sips coffee)

Early here in Babylon DC.

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 15, 2021 02:22 AM (QFVV9)

631 629 'sips'? 'Sips' ?

Some traditions are not to be tinkered with.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 15, 2021 02:20 AM (830x5)

Are you slugging it back, there, Mike Hammer?

Posted by: m at October 15, 2021 02:26 AM (6dJKT)

632 Aspirin, probably like Acid, is Not For Everyone, Ask Your Doctor.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 15, 2021 02:08 AM (AV9yQ)
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my "doctor" is a VA employee... i'll ask my pharmacist. only my GI doc there wasn't buying into the fear pron they were pushing. he had unkind things to say about "the generals" in charge of the GLAVAMC... as do i.

and she's already said: Vit C, Vit D, zinc, iron or red meat, and, from what we saw in Spain, it's a good thing i take loratadine every day, and chlorphenaramine for allergy break through. just gotta get that paper to my PA buddy, for an Rx, and lay in some Z-packs, just in case...

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 15, 2021 02:27 AM (tjNqg)

633 12:30 here on the Left Coast...

i need to hit the rack, since Herself will be home in the AM, for the bi-weekly "show the flag" visit.

damn i miss having her around...

hasta, y'all!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at October 15, 2021 02:29 AM (tjNqg)

634 A recent study released yesterday I think, said "they found that aspirin carried immunological benefits and that the group taking it was 29 percent less likely to become infected with the virus in the first place."

When I came down with the crud, must have caught a big chunk of it. Thought at first my thermometer was defective. I remembered reading somewhere Aspirin was thought to have been a factor in the 1918 epidemic - but it was relatively new at the time. And they were prescribing it by the handful! Oops. So I was curious - should I take Tylenol or Aspirin? Decided on Aspirin.

Posted by: common tater at October 15, 2021 02:39 AM (AV9yQ)

635 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 02:43 AM (arJlL)

636 When I came down with the crud, must have caught a big chunk of it. Thought at first my thermometer was defective. I remembered reading somewhere Aspirin was thought to have been a factor in the 1918 epidemic - but it was relatively new at the time. And they were prescribing it by the handful! Oops. So I was curious - should I take Tylenol or Aspirin? Decided on Aspirin.
Posted by: common tater at October 15, 2021 02:39 AM (AV9yQ)

Back in 1918, the properties of Aspirin were not well understood. I think they knew it worked as a fever reducer, but the tendency to cause internal bleeding was not nearly so well known.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 02:43 AM (YXqrj)

637 In the 1950s the CIA was looking to purchase the entire known world supply in Switzerland and take it off the market, the idea being to keep it out of the hands of the Soviets. But it wasn't too long after that they were dosing anybody and everybody at the CIA. It was a known occupational hazard working there. It's obvious in hindsight it was tested through the Universities and then deployed against the American people en masse. That's a big what the 60s were about. Chemical warfare, to be technical about it.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 15, 2021 02:04 AM (AV9yQ)

And we're still paying the price for it, since the youngest of those 60s radicals went into Academia to dodge the draft, and have been educating American children since.

Posted by: Cato | If it was truly hopeless, would they need all this propaganda? at October 15, 2021 02:44 AM (Msrhc)

638 Getting on for 0200 here. Long past my bed time. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 15, 2021 02:44 AM (YXqrj)

639 Got to work in city today, should be gone by 5am

Posted by: Skip at October 15, 2021 02:45 AM (2JoB8)

640 Sleep well all, I'm nodding off.

Posted by: Farmer at October 15, 2021 02:53 AM (55Qr6)

641 'Nite Farmer !

Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 02:59 AM (arJlL)

642 Funny stuff -

https://tinyurl.com/6b28wdyx

Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 03:01 AM (arJlL)

643 Mornin', all

Pixy is up

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 15, 2021 03:07 AM (xAKTI)

644 Yes they are, got on yesterday thread and commenting away

Posted by: Skip at October 15, 2021 03:14 AM (2JoB8)

645 On your pics of automobiles, not only to todays cars all look like they came out of the same wind tunnel they have succeeded in robbing us of our individuality. At one time, a person could name the car and mfg as it passed by. Not now.

Posted by: Sergeant Major at October 15, 2021 05:44 AM (V6Xrh)

646 My wife worked several years for the Fulton County Court System. She processed a lot of traffic tickets. The citations have a line for automobile color. According to her, the commonest colors are:

* White
* Black
* Silver
* Gold
* Red

Posted by: RNB at October 15, 2021 09:03 AM (DjjZJ)

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