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Heated steering wheels are great! I had an old car that had one, and while I didn't drive it much, whenever I did I would turn the heat on just to enjoy warm hands on a cold day. I have a touch of what is commonly called Raynaud's Syndrome (thanks mom!), which is an odd thing that happens to one finger every now and then...it gets freezing cold compared to all of the other fingers, and it's sort of unpleasant in a deeply spoiled and trivial way.

But almost two years ago I was in the market for a new car, and the one I chose offered heated wheels. Sort of. The chips supposedly weren't available, so I would have to wait until the fourth quarter of the year for a retrofit. Except that was a lie. It took almost two years to get the retrofit, which is amazing considering the fact that the car company has built millions of cars in the interim, and prioritized new builds over existing customers.

That's a big mistake, because although I am very pleased with the car, I will not buy another one because of that deeply flawed business focus.

In addition, they installed ANOTHER feature that was advertised but not built into the car...something that I find pretty irritating, although some people might like it.

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Parking assist? I guess it is valuable in some circumstances, but does anyone rely on it as a primary bit of information over your eyes and driving skill? I take great pride in my parking, both skill and an almost uncanny ability to find parking spaces, so I am sort of offended by this!

Regardless...GM needs to figure out what they are doing, because they have already alienated me, and I can't be the only one with cold fingers and a long memory!

Posted by: CBD at 02:00 PM




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1 First?

Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 11, 2024 02:02 PM (ycI94)

2 Wow...I figured I hadn't checked AoS for a few hours, and I get the first nood! Time to drink in celebration and to pregame the Swift concert, or whatever it is that's going on this afternoon

Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 11, 2024 02:03 PM (ycI94)

3 "Regardless...GM needs to figure out..."

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I think I'm seeing the problem here.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:04 PM (e6/Nr)

4 So, you were still buying Government Motors? After all their problems over the years?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at February 11, 2024 02:04 PM (/HDaX)

5 Working on my plumbing 1WP now, have more when I get done to report

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024 02:04 PM (fwDg9)

6 We had a heated steering wheel on our '21 Pilot.

Eh, it was fine. The ex liked it, but she's cold-blooded, so...

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:05 PM (e6/Nr)

7 Huh. In my day (and Vic's as well) we had these things called.....what's the name again.......on, yeah...gloves.

Just another 'option' that craps out.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at February 11, 2024 02:06 PM (iODuv)

8 I used friction to warm my hands, and got nothing but trouble and derision for it.

Posted by: Jeff Toobin at February 11, 2024 02:07 PM (V5BDR)

9 'Raynaud's Syndrome'
I have something like that in the thumb and first two fingers of my left hand. Probably as the result of median nerve damage I incurred as a teenager.
I just sit on that hand and its usually warm by the time I get to work.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at February 11, 2024 02:07 PM (roH4R)

10 I've been slowly shopping for a new vehicle for months now. Not sure if I'm going pickup or smaller SUV.

I waited for the new Tacomas to start coming out, but have decided I don't want one. They all have 4 cyl engines, regardless of configuration.

My first choice is always Honda, and the Ridgelines were modestly upgraded for '24. Maybe not enough.

Right now I'm looking more closely as at the Mazdas, and am thinking the CX-50 might be the way to go. Yeah, it still looks like a mom vehicle, but apparently has some capabilities that are not apparent by looks alone.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:08 PM (e6/Nr)

11 My car, at 15 years old, will probably still outlast me. Good thing, cause that top display is confusing as hell.

Posted by: javems at February 11, 2024 02:09 PM (8I4hW)

12 never say never, but I'm still avoiding Government Motors cars. A heated steering wheel could be nice but what I'd really like is a car company to route cold air in a better way so my forearms are not freezing when I'm driving in a t-shirt cuz it is hot summer and I still want to cool off the cab a bit.

Posted by: Thousands of D election offiicials at February 11, 2024 02:09 PM (3cGpq)

13 Spoiled kids these days... Curb Feelers!

Posted by: davidt at February 11, 2024 02:10 PM (SYTee)

14 Seems I solved that one, next is a radiator leak but not worried about that one yet, but a skunk seems to have moved under y deck and the bastard isn't paying rent on it.

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024 02:10 PM (fwDg9)

15 Huh. In my day (and Vic's as well) we had these things called.....what's the name again.......on, yeah...gloves.

Just another 'option' that craps out.
Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at February 11, 2024 02:06 PM (iODuv)

And what's with those... key things. Why, all it takes is a few dozen cranks, and the thing SHOULD start. As for locking it, phooey, that's why God invented shotguns and porch rocking chairs.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:10 PM (e6/Nr)

16 Remote start fires up the truck as well as the seat warmer, the steering wheel warmer, and the exterior rearview mirror warmers.
Hell. I've earned it.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2024 02:11 PM (W/lyH)

17 Off last thread sock

Posted by: PaleRider at February 11, 2024 02:11 PM (3cGpq)

18 >Heated steering wheels are great!

umm...

gloves

Posted by: Don Black at February 11, 2024 02:12 PM (geLO8)

19 Parking assist? I guess it is valuable in some circumstances, but does anyone rely on it as a primary bit of information over your eyes and driving skill?

Posted by CBD
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I'd type what I'm thinking but I'm afraid the wife will walk in and look over my shoulder.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at February 11, 2024 02:12 PM (Dm8we)

20 Spoiled kids these days... Curb Feelers!
Posted by: davidt at February 11, 2024 02:10 PM (SYTee)

Curbs are the bane of my existence. They're all designed differently, so you can look all you want, but often you have no idea how far the thing extends, how tall it is, where they stick them and where they don't.

Part of the reason I want a new vehicle is because the one I have now is just low enough that on some parking lots, it's IMPOSSIBLE not to scrape the front when exiting onto the street.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:13 PM (e6/Nr)

21 A few years back, coincidentally during the sportsbowl thingy, Jeep decided to do a sort of "can't we all just get along" pleading commercial after the summer's celebration of St. Floyd of George. Their representative talking head for the middle we should all agree to meet upon was Bruce Springsteen. Since he is a draft dodging, tax cheating, drunk driver, I realized I was no longer the target market of this once fine company and will shop elsewhere when the time comes. Heated wheel worked right off the lot tho . . .

Posted by: Hillary's Jockstrap at February 11, 2024 02:13 PM (Cia0+)

22 My four vehicles are a combined 177 years old. I have to warm my own hands.

Posted by: Air-cooled Guy at February 11, 2024 02:14 PM (V5BDR)

23 And what's with those... key things. Why, all it takes is a few dozen cranks, and the thing SHOULD start. As for locking it, phooey, that's why God invented shotguns and porch rocking chairs.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:10 PM (e6/Nr)

My '06 Mustang GT starts just fine within one revolution, thank you very much. 369,000 plus miles.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at February 11, 2024 02:14 PM (iODuv)

24 I honestly don't know 7/8 of the stuff my car will do. It's a 22 Sonata with all the bells and whistles. I only reason I got it was because it had right and left turn cameras. Didn't care about the rest of the stuff hence I've never felt the need to study the owners manual. First world problems indeed.

Posted by: Tuna at February 11, 2024 02:14 PM (oaGWv)

25 I think I have that frozen finger problem, it can be above freezing yet fingers get numb. In below freezing weather even with decent cold weather gloves NY finger are first to get cold

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024 02:15 PM (fwDg9)

26 Remote start fires up the truck as well as the seat warmer, the steering wheel warmer, and the exterior rearview mirror warmers.
Hell. I've earned it.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2024 02:11 PM (W/lyH)

When I was younger it was my job to heat things, to scrape them, to get them ready to be driven.

Now my money does that.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:15 PM (e6/Nr)

27 I had been driving a 2006 auto. Nice, but no real bells and whistles.

The old girl was due for some expensive maintenance, so I decided to get a new car in 2021.

The salesman was showing me all the new features, the heated steering wheel being one of them. I said: pfftt, not necessary, waste of money…

Cut to today, where it’s the first feature I turn on.

I’ve gone soft 🤦‍♂️

Posted by: browndog appreciates creature comforts now at February 11, 2024 02:15 PM (TTAGa)

28 I assumed you were going to discuss lane assist, the technology created entirely so that people could focus more on their cell phones.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:16 PM (WF0+t)

29 the last GM I purchased had the easy theft steering column. that did it for me.

Posted by: feds are here to help at February 11, 2024 02:17 PM (FAQlI)

30 Fancy gadget on my dashboard

http://tinyurl.com/yw2549uh

Posted by: Don Black at February 11, 2024 02:17 PM (geLO8)

31 Bun warmers….. I like the bun warmers in the winter.

My pet peeve is fobs instead of good old fashioned keys. Keys never run low on battery power. I hate fobs

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at February 11, 2024 02:17 PM (xT8gx)

32 I did buy some GM stock, only to have it stolen by Obama.

Posted by: feds are here to help at February 11, 2024 02:18 PM (FAQlI)

33 Could have used a heated steering wheel this morning. Especially after scraping ice off the windows. Now I've got something else to start adding to the feature set I want for the next truck besides just 4WD. Thanks?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at February 11, 2024 02:18 PM (dZVON)

34 Haven't bought a GM product since Barky screwed the bond holders over and gave it to the unions.

I consider GM to be a communist institution.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2024 02:18 PM (BdMk6)

35 I drive an old Ford F-150 that has none of that ass warming crapola or the parking help for the asshead who can't park button.

What's next an asshole chewing gum button to help idiots learn how to chew gum...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 11, 2024 02:18 PM (R/m4+)

36 My '06 Mustang GT starts just fine within one revolution, thank you very much. 369,000 plus miles.
Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at February 11, 2024 02:14 PM (iODuv)

It certainly is easy to get used to all the conveniences. The push button start is nice, but different vehicles require you to either have your foot on the break, or run through all kinds of warnings (including when you don't have your seatbelt on before it starts), it sure as hell does get annoying to NOT just be able to get in and turn the damn key.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:18 PM (e6/Nr)

37 My car's remote unlock doesn't work for the driver side door. YouTube has a fix video for it but I'll have to pry the inside door open and disassemble the whole lock assembly just to replace the $5 micro switch. Ugg.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2024 02:18 PM (IG4Id)

38 I'd type what I'm thinking but I'm afraid the wife will walk in and look over my shoulder.
Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at February 11, 2024 02:12 PM (Dm8we)


I -apparently one of about 10 women who are excellent parallel-parkers - find parking assist awful. I used it once. I do much better job on my own.

Posted by: LASue at February 11, 2024 02:19 PM (YDB6U)

39 >Parking assist? I guess it is valuable in some circumstances, but does anyone rely on it as a primary bit of information over your eyes and driving skill?

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I rely on a sophisticated array of mirrors when parking

3 mirrors

Posted by: Don Black at February 11, 2024 02:19 PM (geLO8)

40 That is a cool fucking car. It has a cone melting beam, an explosive to destroy the car in front of you, stilts for crossing small streams; but I don't think I have a use for the button that makes the steering wheel smell?

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 11, 2024 02:19 PM (xw1WS)

41 Right now I'm looking more closely as at the Mazdas, and am thinking the CX-50 might be the way to go. Yeah, it still looks like a mom vehicle, but apparently has some capabilities that are not apparent by looks alone.
Posted by: BurtTC

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If I had to buy any type of non sports car or non truck right now the CX -50 would probably be it. Features, pretty sporty handling for an SUV, etc., but the thing that always amazes me is how far above their weight class Mazda punches in interior quality.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:20 PM (WF0+t)

42 "The salesman was showing me all the new features, the heated steering wheel being one of them. I said: pfftt, not necessary, waste of money…

Cut to today, where it’s the first feature I turn on.

I’ve gone soft 🤦‍♂️
Posted by: browndog appreciates creature comforts now"
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I've grown accustomed to the seat heater. Not when it's cold but for when my back hurts, which is more often nowdays.

Posted by: Cosda at February 11, 2024 02:20 PM (5oNWN)

43 Something I've observed from years of volunteering for event parking crews - women who will back into a parking space are great at it; men will back in no matter how terrible they are at it.

Posted by: Oglebay at February 11, 2024 02:20 PM (ogTiX)

44 also I vacuum out the cab once a year whether it needs it or not

Posted by: Don Black at February 11, 2024 02:20 PM (geLO8)

45
I bought GM enough times to say 'never again' again and again.

They fooled me once, twice, a third time, and finally I simply never pull into their lot again.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 02:20 PM (nIvob)

46 When I was younger it was my job to heat things, to scrape them, to get them ready to be driven.

Now my money does that.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:15 PM


In all fairness, your Dad's money also used to do that back in the day.

I assume the rule in your house was the same as in mine - no chores, no allowance!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 02:21 PM (HlyYF)

47 My pet peeve is fobs instead of good old fashioned keys. Keys never run low on battery power. I hate fobs
Posted by: LinusVanPelt at February 11, 2024 02:17 PM (xT8gx)

Lots of vehicles have a manual key inside the fob, and of course a door lock that accepts the key.

Some don't, and I've heard horror stories of people whose batteries die, and they can't even open the doors to pop the hood.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:21 PM (e6/Nr)

48 39 >Parking assist? I guess it is valuable in some circumstances, but does anyone rely on it as a primary bit of information over your eyes and driving skill?

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I rely on a sophisticated array of mirrors when parking

3 mirrors

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Who uses mirrors to park? If you can't feel the curb and the other 2 cars when you hit them, then you are too old to drive.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 11, 2024 02:22 PM (xw1WS)

49 I just bought a new SUV, and I got it for the things it didn't have:
1. A sunroof. No more leaks and gushes of dirty water onto my lap while going through the carwash.
2. 4 cylinders and a turbo. I figure to get 200K miles out of this 6 cylinder, naturally aspirated engine with little more than regular oil changes.
3. Hidden waterpump. Mine is on the outside of the engine, so if I need to change it at 150K miles, I won't have to disassemble the upper half of the engine to get to it.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at February 11, 2024 02:24 PM (3UsVM)

50 In all fairness, your Dad's money also used to do that back in the day.

I assume the rule in your house was the same as in mine - no chores, no allowance!
Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 02:21 PM (HlyYF)

Allowance? Loooooxury! Why, if we didn't cut the firewood, milk the cows, plow the field, fight off the visigoths before sunrise, we had to sleep in the barn! With the sheep!! And we were grateful!!!

For the sheep, I mean.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:24 PM (e6/Nr)

51 The only thing I utterly and absolutely despise with modern vehicles is the electronic parking brake. Gone are the days of getting in a car, even a manual transmission, popping the brake, and driving away as intended and with your momentum intact. Now it's enter car, press pedals in particular sequence and for X number of seconds, attempt to remove parking brake, re-attempt, re-attempt, release clutch and brake, press brake, re-attempt...

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:24 PM (WF0+t)

52 40 That is a cool fucking car. It has a cone melting beam, an explosive to destroy the car in front of you, stilts for crossing small streams; but I don't think I have a use for the button that makes the steering wheel smell?

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 11, 2024 02:19 PM


Good eye!

GM would never hire you for those features, but perhaps Tesla Motors would?

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 02:24 PM (HlyYF)

53 Bought a 2012 Tundra V8 2 weeks ago, it was outfitted as a 'work-truck'.
Do you know what changes in a Tundra when you order a WT?
Everything that makes it comfortable and modern except the radio and electric windows.
All the info displays on the speedo? Gone.
All the interior amenities? Gone.
Tow package (larger radiator, transmission, and oil coolers, upgraded suspension and frame, and the 7 pin wiring). Gone.

And I'm still glad I bought it because it isn't GM, Ford, or Ram.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 11, 2024 02:25 PM (fh5qa)

54 A heated steering wheel in a EV is just something else sucking the milage out of the vehicle, on other hand might be a essential if you don't have a heater

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024 02:25 PM (fwDg9)

55 Driving gloves.

An elegant answer to cold hands.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 11, 2024 02:25 PM (KATBx)

56 Got cruise control in the '10 Chevy.
Some day I might try it just to see if it works.

Posted by: From about that Time at February 11, 2024 02:26 PM (4780s)

57 My car's fob has a mechanical key in it that can removed and used to access the car if the fob dies. In addition the fob has a profile that serves as a key to start it. Probably the best thought out thing about the car.

Posted by: javems at February 11, 2024 02:26 PM (8I4hW)

58 In all fairness, your Dad's money also used to do that back in the day.

I assume the rule in your house was the same as in mine - no chores, no allowance!
Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 02:21 PM (HlyYF)

Yup. And if you want your own car, you earn the money to buy one.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2024 02:27 PM (BdMk6)

59 I have no car now due to out of sight property taxes and insurance in SC.

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 02:27 PM (A5THL)

60 Wait, there is a close second:

Modern interiors with pointlessly recycled materials so that the dashboard and doors and kick panels show tons of wear within the first 5000 miles.

You can walk down any street in America and find pre-2005 vehicles with like-new plastic interiors. Cars that weren't even particularly well kept or kept up. If the interiors were damaged it was because something serious happened.

Now you scuff them with your shoes.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:28 PM (WF0+t)

61 I waited for the new Tacomas to start coming out, but have decided I don't want one. They all have 4 cyl engines, regardless of configuration.

My first choice is always Honda, and the Ridgelines were modestly upgraded for '24. Maybe not enough.

Right now I'm looking more closely as at the Mazdas, and am thinking the CX-50 might be the way to go. Yeah, it still looks like a mom vehicle, but apparently has some capabilities that are not apparent by looks alone.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:08 PM (e6/Nr)

Nothing wrong with a good four-cylinder engine, if it is sized right for the vehicle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2024 02:29 PM (tkR6S)

62 In addition, they installed ANOTHER feature that was advertised but not built into the car...something that I find pretty irritating, although some people might like it.


As I get older the list of things that are irritating and offensive grows and grows and now pretty much everything either annoys or/and irritates me.......

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornistan (ARiK) at February 11, 2024 02:29 PM (QGaXH)

63 So, you were still buying Government Motors? After all their problems over the years?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at February 11, 2024 02:04 PM (/HDaX)

Yes. My options are Ford, which is gung-ho for the global warming bullsh*t, or foreign-owned companies, which I do not prefer.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 11, 2024 02:29 PM (gSZYf)

64 58 In all fairness, your Dad's money also used to do that back in the day.

I assume the rule in your house was the same as in mine - no chores, no allowance!
Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 02:21 PM (HlyYF)

Yup. And if you want your own car, you earn the money to buy one.
Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2024 02:27 PM (BdMk6)

That was exactly how my parents treated it.

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 02:29 PM (A5THL)

65 If I had to buy any type of non sports car or non truck right now the CX -50 would probably be it. Features, pretty sporty handling for an SUV, etc., but the thing that always amazes me is how far above their weight class Mazda punches in interior quality.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:20 PM (WF0+t)

I bought a CX-30 …

It’s a hoot to drive. Since us just me, myself, and I it’s the perfect size. If you need to have a usable backseat, not so much .

Zoom Zoom …

Posted by: browndog appreciates creature comforts now at February 11, 2024 02:29 PM (TTAGa)

66 A heated steering wheel in a EV is just something else sucking the milage out of the vehicle, on other hand might be a essential if you don't have a heater
Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024 02:25 PM (fwDg9)

Car guys, when they're doing pros and cons of new vehicles will put the lack of a hybrid option as a con.

Nope. I know, I know, you get a little better gas mileage, but otherwise, F off with that shit. I'm assuming, if the whole country doesn't collapse before, it won't even be possible to register a gas-only powered vehicle within some states, within a decade. Let alone buy one.

The other thing disappearing? Gears. CVTs are the thing.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:29 PM (e6/Nr)

67 We bought Mazda CX-5s for each of our kids; the older kid's is a 2021 and still smells like a new car. the younger kid scraped the driver's side fender while the temporary tags were still on the car.

Posted by: Oglebay at February 11, 2024 02:30 PM (ogTiX)

68 Nothing wrong with a good four-cylinder engine, if it is sized right for the vehicle.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2024 02:29 PM (tkR6S)

Yup. But that ain't the Tacoma. I don't know what Toyota was thinking.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:31 PM (e6/Nr)

69 Car guys, when they're doing pros and cons of new vehicles will put the lack of a hybrid option as a con.

-

Paid promotions in car magazines? Yes.

I've never heard even one real life person say "I wish that Hellcat had a three cylinder hybrid option"

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:31 PM (WF0+t)

70
Anyone with an opinion on sharpening chain saw blades?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 02:32 PM (nIvob)

71 My 2019 Ram has heated seats and steering wheel - just wish I got to use them a little more frequently here in southern California...

We did have a rare/exceptional day during the recent rains where I got in the truck in the afternoon and on the 'Auto' climate control setting, instead of the air conditioner coming on (99% of the time) - the heater came on!

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornistan (ARiK) at February 11, 2024 02:32 PM (QGaXH)

72 You know when heat is really appreciated?
On motorcycle grips, now that was really heaven to have warm hands when riding throw snow covered mountains.
And they are fun even in the Summer! Now you're wondering how they can be 'fun', right? You just have to turn them on in the heat of the summer on your friends bike! They'll be riding along and all of a sudden will realize they are sweating more than usual and their hands and gloves are frying.
Nothing better to see ahead of you in the Summer low desert.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 11, 2024 02:33 PM (fh5qa)

73 I bought a CX-30 …

It’s a hoot to drive. Since us just me, myself, and I it’s the perfect size. If you need to have a usable backseat, not so much .

Zoom Zoom …
Posted by: browndog appreciates creature comforts now at February 11, 2024 02:29 PM (TTAGa)

Yep. Comparing the CX-30 to the CX-5 to the CX-50 to the CX-90, the 50 is in my wheelhouse.

I'm not even sure they're still selling CX-5s in '24 year models. Apparently they're coming out with a 70 next year.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:33 PM (e6/Nr)

74 Anyone with an opinion on sharpening chain saw blades?

-

Do it regularly. It makes a world of difference. It's pretty easy but watch a youtube video if you never have.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:33 PM (WF0+t)

75 70
Anyone with an opinion on sharpening chain saw blades?
Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 02:32 PM (nIvob)


et someone else to o i. b tter et, farm out any yaRD WORK THAT REQUIRES A CHAINSAW.

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 02:33 PM (A5THL)

76 I consider GM to be a communist institution.
Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2024 02:18 PM (BdMk6)

My newest vehicle is an '08 Suburban, built before the advent of TFG. I will buy no newer GM. I am probably out of the new car market altogether. Too much spyware in new cars.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2024 02:34 PM (tkR6S)

77 59 I have no car now due to out of sight property taxes and insurance in SC.

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 02:27 PM


Bummer!

Did they already ship you to the gulag, I mean 15 minute city?

Or are you alternative means of transportation?

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 02:34 PM (HlyYF)

78 Our 2024 GM Silverado 3500HD turns on the heated steering wheel and seats at the appropriate level based on internal cab temperature. I kinda like the feature. All of the other 'smart' things it does not so much. Already had to have the defective brake controller replaced on a known problem. Trailer brakes had stopped working intermittently. GM knows of the problem, hence the TSB but refuses to issues a recall. It's only trailer brakes for dog sakes. Now there is a recall on the tailgates. They open randomly on their own.
DO NOT DRIVE BEHIND ME

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 11, 2024 02:34 PM (eYF7X)

79 Speaking of gears:

"Sales of manual transmission vehicles have experienced a modest increase in recent years. In 2023 they accounted for 1.7 percent of all new car sales, up from less than one percent in 2021. While not a booming renaissance, the resurgence highlights a shift in consumer behavior. "

hahaha

"While not a booming renaissance" from the same people that would be peeing themselves over EV sales doubling in a year.

Speaking of, 1.7% means manual transmissions are more popular than EVs. Think of all the people you know who want a manual transmission and pause to appreciate that for a moment.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:35 PM (WF0+t)

80 Car guys, when they're doing pros and cons of new vehicles will put the lack of a hybrid option as a con.

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Paid promotions in car magazines? Yes.

I've never heard even one real life person say "I wish that Hellcat had a three cylinder hybrid option"
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:31 PM (WF0+t)M

I know several people with hybrid vehicles. They really liked them up until the time they want to trade it in for a new car.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2024 02:35 PM (BdMk6)

81 That is a cool fucking car. It has a cone melting beam, an explosive to destroy the car in front of you, stilts for crossing small streams; but I don't think I have a use for the button that makes the steering wheel smell?
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 11, 2024 02:19 PM (xw1WS)

The graphic indicates that one pushes the button to make the steering wheel emit bacon.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2024 02:35 PM (tkR6S)

82 GM lost me when they colluded with the Bamster to screw the legal owners (the bondholders) in bankruptcy and give the company to the unions.

Rule of law? Nah bro, we good.

Posted by: Pete Bog at February 11, 2024 02:36 PM (BHL6B)

83 Anyone with an opinion on sharpening chain saw blades?
Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 02:32 PM (nIvob)

They don't really need to be that sharp. You just need to be able to keep them running when on the move, and when you finally locate and corner your... tree.

Posted by: Leather Face at February 11, 2024 02:36 PM (e6/Nr)

84 22 My four vehicles are a combined 177 years old. I have to warm my own hands.
Posted by: Air-cooled Guy at February 11, 2024 02:14 PM (V5BDR)

Holy Smokes!!! Keep those old cars and trucks running!!

Good for you sir!

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornistan (ARiK) at February 11, 2024 02:36 PM (QGaXH)

85 Every GD time i try to hit the, the 'A" Hit the D caps lock. i wish I knew how to defeat that GD key.

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 02:36 PM (A5THL)

86 GM is doomed. The last auto show I went to in Detroit they looked like a lost cause. Pathetic. On the other hand - Ford, Chrysler and the Germans were vibrant, energized and on the move. GM? Pull the plug. It's coming - just get it over with.

Posted by: Java Joe at February 11, 2024 02:36 PM (WaLgG)

87 65 If I had to buy any type of non sports car or non truck right now the CX -50 would probably be it. Features, pretty sporty handling for an SUV, etc., but the thing that always amazes me is how far above their weight class Mazda punches in interior quality.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:20 PM (WF0+t)

I bought a CX-30 …

It’s a hoot to drive. Since us just me, myself, and I it’s the perfect size. If you need to have a usable backseat, not so much .

Zoom Zoom …

Posted by: browndog appreciates creature comforts now at February 11, 2024 02:29 PM (TTAGa)

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I buy mostly Mazdas for the fact that they have high quality and they are usually 4 years ahead on the style curve. I have owned 2 GLCs, a 626, 2 Proteges, a CX-7 and CX-5 and a Mazda3 23SP

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 11, 2024 02:36 PM (xw1WS)

88 foreign-owned companies, which I do not prefer.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

All Tundra's are built in the US. Yes, Toyota is not US based; but, I don't mind paying Americans to build trucks.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 11, 2024 02:36 PM (fh5qa)

89 I know several people with hybrid vehicles. They really liked them up until the time they want to trade it in for a new car.
Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons

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I do, too. But not a single one of them were cross shopping against the V8 with the Brembo upgrade.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:37 PM (WF0+t)

90 Yup. But that ain't the Tacoma. I don't know what Toyota was thinking.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:31 PM (e6/Nr)


"We must comply with US CAFE standards"

Posted by: Kindltot at February 11, 2024 02:37 PM (D7oie)

91
Nothing wrong with a good four-cylinder engine, if it is sized right for the vehicle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2024 02:29 PM


I have owned a 327/350hp Chevy, a 340/275 hp Chrysler (and then I grew up) but my current 4 cylinder Rav has amazing power from a dead stop. It would have kicked their butts the first 1/8th mile.

I guess it's the electronics and fuel injection that has improved so greatly over the years, but it is truly amazing. Side benefit is that it sips gasoline like an old man with memory issues.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 02:38 PM (nIvob)

92 I still have a 20 foot tree trunk next to house that needs to come down but has no where to be dropped so has to come down in sections. Was hoping to go to close job where we have a bunch of Mason scaffolds I could use. But not going there tomorrow as was planned.

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024 02:38 PM (fwDg9)

93 Anyone with an opinion on sharpening chain saw blades?
Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 02:32 PM (nIvob)

I, personally, have never been able to sharpen a chain to my satisfaction.
I rarely use my chainsaw, so my technique is to just by a new chain, and set the old one aside to be sharpened "later."

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at February 11, 2024 02:38 PM (3UsVM)

94 Paid promotions in car magazines? Yes.

I've never heard even one real life person say "I wish that Hellcat had a three cylinder hybrid option"
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:31 PM (WF0+t)

Yootoob videos. It's pretty easy and obvious to see the difference between those who are giving honest assessments and those being paid.

I think the hybrid push is due to teh wimminz wanting them, and the awareness on the part of these guys that states are putting pressure on the car makers.

Posted by: Leather Face at February 11, 2024 02:38 PM (e6/Nr)

95
Got my semi-annual car insurance bill yesterday. Over $1900 despite no tickets or accidents in years. And I don't even live in Jarris County.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2024 02:38 PM (MoZTd)

96 Sales of manual transmission vehicles have experienced a modest increase in recent years. In 2023 they accounted for 1.7 percent of all new car sales, up from less than one percent in 2021. While not a booming renaissance, the resurgence highlights a shift in consumer behavior. "

hahaha

"While not a booming renaissance" from the same people that would be peeing themselves over EV sales doubling in a year.

Speaking of, 1.7% means manual transmissions are more popular than EVs. Think of all the people you know who want a manual transmission and pause to appreciate that for a moment.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:35 PM (WF0+t)

Most car thieves don't know how to drive a manual transmission vehicle.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2024 02:38 PM (BdMk6)

97 One reason I hate fobs is my car does not have a normal key as part of the fob. If the battery dies I’m well and truly boned….. the car will warn me when the fob battery is low. Sigh

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at February 11, 2024 02:39 PM (xT8gx)

98 A relative runs a towing company. He says he loves GMC trucks. It's his #1 towing request. He hopes they keep making them. Good for business.

Posted by: Java Joe at February 11, 2024 02:39 PM (WaLgG)

99 I guess it's the electronics and fuel injection that has improved so greatly over the years, but it is truly amazing. Side benefit is that it sips gasoline like an old man with memory issues.
Posted by: Divide by Zero

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Which is why it's urgent that we immediately get rid of everything we've learned regarding that mature technology and do away with these engines.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:39 PM (WF0+t)

100 Posted by: Leather Face at February 11, 2024 02:38 PM (e6/Nr)

Lol! I didn't take my face off.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:39 PM (e6/Nr)

101
Harris County. Fat fingers strike again.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2024 02:39 PM (MoZTd)

102 61 I waited for the new Tacomas to start coming out, but have decided I don't want one. They all have 4 cyl engines, regardless of configuration.

My first choice is always Honda, and the Ridgelines were modestly upgraded for '24. Maybe not enough.

Right now I'm looking more closely as at the Mazdas, and am thinking the CX-50 might be the way to go. Yeah, it still looks like a mom vehicle, but apparently has some capabilities that are not apparent by looks alone.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:08 PM (e6/Nr)

Nothing wrong with a good four-cylinder engine, if it is sized right for the vehicle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2024 02:29 PM


When our family budget was tight, I bought the absolute, most basic F-150 with the 4-banger engine and dual turbos.

I love that thing. I have towed up to the 8500# weight limit with no problems. (Only flat ground where I am towing. Would not tow with that light of truck up OR down steep grades.)

When lightly loaded, I can easily pass slow semis on crowded highways. When the turbos kick in that truck really scoots.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 02:39 PM (HlyYF)

103 Or are you alternative means of transportation?
Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 02:34 PM (HlyYF)
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Mostly I live in this GD chair and don't go anywhere.

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 02:39 PM (A5THL)

104 That is a cool fucking car. It has a cone melting beam, an explosive to destroy the car in front of you, stilts for crossing small streams; but I don't think I have a use for the button that makes the steering wheel smell?
Posted by: Lemmiwinks

I like the button at the top that promises resurrection through the power of Christ.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at February 11, 2024 02:40 PM (3UsVM)

105 93 Anyone with an opinion on sharpening chain saw blades?
Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 02:32 PM (nIvob)

I, personally, have never been able to sharpen a chain to my satisfaction.
I rarely use my chainsaw, so my technique is to just by a new chain, and set the old one aside to be sharpened "later."

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at February 11, 2024 02:38 PM (3UsVM)

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I always just buy a new chain and I definitely don't use the old chain make weapons out of.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 11, 2024 02:41 PM (xw1WS)

106 My Sorento is paid off as of Friday. I am considering a 2012 Q7. I have no desire to buy or lease new, not keen on losing 75% of my investment.
I insisted on a dishwasher when we redid the kitchen. Wife was ambivalent, now, she does 2 loads a day. Even her wooded spoons go in.

Posted by: Jamaica at February 11, 2024 02:41 PM (Eeb9P)

107 The lovely Mrs and I bought a new Camry last year - build in a (non-union) plant in KY. I'm okay with that.

We did try to get the fewest doo-dads possible this time. I'm sure it still reports me too often to too many people.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2024 02:41 PM (SAX5G)

108 Nothing wrong with a good four-cylinder engine, if it is sized right for the vehicle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2024 02:29 PM

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This. We've got an older Tacoma that had a V6 and 4 cylinder option. The V6 gets two to three MPG better than the four because it can manage the weight of the truck more efficiently.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:41 PM (WF0+t)

109 My SUV has all the bells and whistles (air, cruise, tilt, P/S, P/B lumbar seats, (easily the most comfortable ever), sound system and likely a few forgotten items.

It's also 37 years old and long ago paid off so why should I pay an exorbitant unnecessary price for some gag ugly piece of tin that's not even close in compare?

Posted by: irongrampa at February 11, 2024 02:41 PM (KATBx)

110 GM needs to figure out what they are doing, because they have already alienated me

What'd I do to piss you off this time baybee.

I don't even remember what GM did that I swore I'd never buy another new one.

Posted by: JakeBlues at February 11, 2024 02:41 PM (FhXTo)

111 I have never been to a Costco but have heard that they provide a big discount on new cars. Is that accurate?

Posted by: Oglebay at February 11, 2024 02:41 PM (ogTiX)

112 Anyone with an opinion on sharpening chain saw blades?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 02:32 PM


Yes.

Sharpening blades is AOS recommended.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 02:41 PM (HlyYF)

113 104 That is a cool fucking car. It has a cone melting beam, an explosive to destroy the car in front of you, stilts for crossing small streams; but I don't think I have a use for the button that makes the steering wheel smell?
Posted by: Lemmiwinks

I like the button at the top that promises resurrection through the power of Christ.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at February 11, 2024 02:40 PM (3UsVM)

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That's good, didn't catch that feature

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 11, 2024 02:42 PM (xw1WS)

114 Anyone with an opinion on sharpening chain saw blades?
Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 02:32 PM (nIvob)

Go to Amazon -- chainsaw blade (tooth) sharpeners.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2024 02:42 PM (BdMk6)

115 I have a touch of Reynaud's syndrome too. It is annoying. I sometimes run the affected finger(s) under warm water. It helps.

Posted by: kraki at February 11, 2024 02:42 PM (AQZte)

116 About the uptick in manual transmission purchases. I drive a 22 year old car with a manual transmission. I call it my passive anti-theft device. I'll bet that's why they are trending. Most car thieves are young and can't drive them.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at February 11, 2024 02:43 PM (FEVMW)

117 I've never used a fancy tool but I bet they're great. I've always just grabbed whatever file I could find at the bottom of the box.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:43 PM (WF0+t)

118 I buy mostly Mazdas for the fact that they have high quality and they are usually 4 years ahead on the style curve. I have owned 2 GLCs, a 626, 2 Proteges, a CX-7 and CX-5 and a Mazda3 23SP
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 11, 2024 02:36 PM (xw1WS)

The lines of the 30 are elegant, and the Soul Red paint speaks to me.

As to the interior, its quality is something that you’d find in a car $20k more expensive.

And I confess I’m crazy, but I bought the Turbo edition. I appreciate the ability to go from 40 to 80 in the blink of an eye.

Finally, it’s a great highway cruiser. The drive from Buffalo to Corsicana and back was a treat. Couldn’t have said that about the RAV 4.

Posted by: browndog appreciates creature comforts now at February 11, 2024 02:44 PM (TTAGa)

119 Have sharpened chain saws using the Dremel attachment many times. Worked fine.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 11, 2024 02:44 PM (NBVIP)

120 Have sharpened chain saws using the Dremel attachment many times.

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oooh, now that's a good idea.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:44 PM (WF0+t)

121 Mostly I live in this GD chair and don't go anywhere.

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 02:39 PM


Even now, I expect the local Democrats in your area are scheming up ways to tax you for THAT!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 02:44 PM (HlyYF)

122 Got my semi-annual car insurance bill yesterday. Over $1900 despite no tickets or accidents in years. And I don't even live in Jarris County.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2024 02:38 PM (MoZTd)

Obviously, among the "hidden" Bidenflation costs include insurance.

Oh, and since we're talking about cars, interest rates, of course. New car prices go up, insurance goes up, interest rates go up. Your car payment today resembles your mortgage payment from 10 years ago.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:44 PM (Tr/ye)

123 Anyone with an opinion on sharpening chain saw blades?
Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 02:32 PM (nIvob)

I hate to do it, and I am not good at it. I will file a chain if I must, but it usually ends up cutting unevenly. I try to keep extra chains on hand for my most-used saws. Take them in to a pro to have them sharpened, or just buy new.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2024 02:45 PM (tkR6S)

124 Anyone with an opinion on sharpening chain saw blades?
Posted by: Divide by Zero

What is this 'sharpening' you speak of?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2024 02:45 PM (SAX5G)

125 My FWP.
Those bullsh*t resealable packages, especially on bricks of cheese. There is no friggin' way you can get the cheese back into the little bag it came in. And in the off chance you do, it doesn't reseal.
But wait!
There's more!
Pull on those OPEN HERE tags and unless you have the strength of Hercules, you are doomed. Those little precut notches? They are there to tease you.
Bastards!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2024 02:46 PM (W/lyH)

126 Ha, y'all just reminded me that I will often replace the mower blades at the beginning of the season rather than grind them back to life.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:46 PM (WF0+t)

127 We tow(8000lbs) a lot through the western(real) mountains. The exhaust brake on the new GM Duramax has probably already saved me at least one brake job. The 10 speed Allison tranny is a miracle gear box, I'm always in the right gear. Best tow vehicle we've ever owned and about $20K cheaper than a comparable Ford.
Haters.


Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 11, 2024 02:46 PM (eYF7X)

128 121 Even now, I expect the local Democrats in your area are scheming up ways to tax you for THAT!
Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 02:44 PM (HlyYF)



Oh yes, they raise my property taxes every GD year.

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 02:46 PM (A5THL)

129 >>>Anyone with an opinion on sharpening chain saw blades?
Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 02:32 PM (nIvob)

>Get a couple of round files. And a vise. Use them.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 11, 2024 02:47 PM (EEgXH)

130 We can help.

Posted by: Ziploc at February 11, 2024 02:47 PM (NBVIP)

131 Every GD time i try to hit the, the 'A" Hit the D caps lock. i wish I knew how to defeat that GD key.
Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 02:36 PM (A5THL)

I pried the keycap off the caps lock key. Fixed it right fine.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2024 02:47 PM (tkR6S)

132 Those bullsh*t resealable packages, especially on bricks of cheese. There is no friggin' way you can get the cheese back into the little bag it came in. And in the off chance you do, it doesn't reseal.
But wait! There's more!
Pull on those OPEN HERE tags and unless you have the strength of Hercules, you are doomed. Those little precut notches? They are there to tease you. Bastards!
Posted by: Diogenes

How do you feel about the price tags plastered over the zip-lock arrangement of bags of lunchmeat?

Tear off the price tag and you've fooked the resealable portion of the bag for all eternity!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2024 02:48 PM (SAX5G)

133 Sharpening is a first world problem. You can drop hundreds looking for the perfect edge on the perfect steel

Posted by: Jamaica at February 11, 2024 02:48 PM (Eeb9P)

134 That's good, didn't catch that feature
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 11, 2024 02:42 PM (xw1WS)

Before you walk into the showroom, they decide whether you deserve it or not.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:48 PM (Tr/ye)

135 Mower blades? Likewise Dremel.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 11, 2024 02:49 PM (NBVIP)

136 Tony Pete, that is exactly what BJ's does. I don't even bother trying, I just fold the wrapper around.

Posted by: Jamaica at February 11, 2024 02:49 PM (Eeb9P)

137 Anyone with an opinion on sharpening chain saw blades?
Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 02:32 PM (nIvob


Go to harbor freight and buy a few new Oregon chains in the proper size for about $6. Toss the old chain in the garbage. Keep add'l chains as replacement spares. Save an hour of your time and the factory grind is excellent.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 11, 2024 02:50 PM (eYF7X)

138 Parking assist? Last time I looked I didn't have a vagina. Bone up, son. Those dents on your sheet metal are priceless.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 11, 2024 02:50 PM (EEgXH)

139 Remote start fires up the truck as well as the seat warmer, the steering wheel warmer, and the exterior rearview mirror warmers.
Hell. I've earned it.

Posted by: Diogenes

Afternoon, Sir!

I used to have one of those remote start thingies. It was malignancy belligerent when I wanted it.

Bif: SFC Williams, please have SGT Reinhart fire up the CUCV so the damned thing is warmed up for us.
SFC Williams: Sure thing Cief, HEY, RHINO. GO START CHIEF,'S CUCCV. HE'S TOO FUCKING LAZY TO DO IT HIMSELF.
Bif: Thank you SFC Williams. Can you ask him not not take a shit in Top's blazer while he's out there too?
SFC Williams: HEY. RHINO? DON'T SHIT IN TOP'S BLAZER AGAIN. TRY THE LAUNCHER PLATOON LEADER'S THIS TIME.

Bif: oh phuck me. The entire damned motor pool heard that. Don't you have an indoor voice?

SFC Williams: *whispering* yeah, but he already shit in the Delta Battery Commander's Blazer, Chief.

Posted by: BifBewalski at February 11, 2024 02:50 PM (UwXJh)

140 I like the button at the top that promises resurrection through the power of Christ.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at February 11, 2024 02:40 PM (3UsVM)

Ironic they included it in a Jewish guy's car...

Posted by: Carvangelism or passive aggression? at February 11, 2024 02:51 PM (pKFK0)

141 How do you feel about the price tags plastered over the zip-lock arrangement of bags of lunchmeat?

Tear off the price tag and you've fooked the resealable portion of the bag for all eternity!
Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2024 02:48 PM (SAX5G)


Spot on!!!
Yet another device of the devil that lets the old ladies in the deli section ruin your whole day. They do it on purpose.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2024 02:51 PM (W/lyH)

142 I bought my house in 1981 and paid $50K or it(it was new construction too). My property taxes were $200/year. They are now $5,000/year with a discount for being over 65. With the discount I am only paying $2,000/year.

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 02:51 PM (A5THL)

143 But wait!
There's more!
Pull on those OPEN HERE tags and unless you have the strength of Hercules, you are doomed. Those little precut notches? They are there to tease you.
Bastards!
Posted by: Diogenes

I love that when I finally get those resealable bags to open they tear so there isn't any way to reseal them!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 11, 2024 02:51 PM (fh5qa)

144 Parking assist? Last time I looked I didn't have a vagina. Bone up, son. Those dents on your sheet metal are priceless.
Posted by: Dr. Bone

Without a mirror, can one ever tell if they have a vajajaybiscuit?

I'm kept awake by the oddest thoughts.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2024 02:52 PM (SAX5G)

145 Mower blades? Likewise Dremel.

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I've got a bench grinder that does a great job, but I'm 29 enough that my back hates me being under a mower twisting a wrench. It's worth the $20 or whatever for me to just change them while I'm down there.

Speaking of, one of the best purchases I made years ago was a blade stop that clamps onto the side of the deck. I'd been ramming 2x4s in or jamming vise grips at certain places or trying other stuff, but it turns out that having a specific $5 tool to keep the blade from spinning means you're done with the job in about three or four minutes.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:52 PM (WF0+t)

146 Pull on those OPEN HERE tags and unless you have the strength of Hercules, you are doomed. Those little precut notches? They are there to tease you.
Bastards!
Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2024 02:46 PM (W/lyH)

I give them two tugs, then out come the scissors.

You people are sadists.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:52 PM (Tr/ye)

147 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 11, 2024 02:52 PM (T4tVD)

148 I, too, have Reynaud's, although occasionally more than one finger ... but usually the left index.

Posted by: g at February 11, 2024 02:52 PM (GbGY3)

149 My new SUV cost me about half of what I paid for my 3 bedroom house in 1996.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at February 11, 2024 02:53 PM (3UsVM)

150 Parking assist? Last time I looked I didn't have a vagina. Bone up, son. Those dents on your sheet metal are priceless.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 11, 2024 02:50 PM (EEgXH)

LOL!

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2024 02:53 PM (BdMk6)

151 Anyone with an opinion on sharpening chain saw blades?
Posted by: Divide by Zero
*****
The family run hardware store in town sharpens them for $5 to $7 a chain depending on size.

Posted by: Cosda at February 11, 2024 02:53 PM (5oNWN)

152 148 I, too, have Reynaud's, although occasionally more than one finger ... but usually the left index.
Posted by: g at February 11, 2024 02:52 PM (GbGY3

My middle finger has Tourette's but only when I'm driving.

Posted by: Strange afflictions at February 11, 2024 02:53 PM (pKFK0)

153 I can never get those zip lock bags to work. I just fold the bag over and use a clip to hold it closed,

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 02:53 PM (A5THL)

154 My new SUV cost me about half of what I paid for my 3 bedroom house in 1996.

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I'm told inflation will go down soon.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:54 PM (WF0+t)

155
$28.39 with PA tax on Amazon for new chain saw blade. I'm on my third one since the storm hit two weeks ago. I didn't realize I had so much hardwood on my lot. One monster hardwood branch came down, about sixty feet long, and took down about three other branches. Three other huge branches in other places.

After reading comments I'm thinking buying new and putting the old ones in a box carefully marked, 'To Be Sharpened Later' makes the most sense. Thanks for replies.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 02:54 PM (nIvob)

156 Whomever invented blister-pack should be shot.

Posted by: Halfhand at February 11, 2024 02:54 PM (5H5Yu)

157 CBD, I hope it's not your trigger finger that is afflicted.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 11, 2024 02:55 PM (Fk7W1)

158 Harbor Freight is a fantastic idea. That's exactly the kind of stuff I go there for. Not really mission critical but decent quality, and more than likely coming out of the same factory as the $40 ones at Lowes.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:55 PM (WF0+t)

159 I use a cheap little roller file guide from Husqvarna to do my field sharpening of my chains.

http://tinyurl.com/ynxaj5uu

When it is time to stretch my back and re-fill the gas tank, I usually grab the roller guide and file kit and quickly sharpen my blade back into good shape.

Further, your blade should NOT be making sawdust. It should be making small wood chips. When it quits doing that, touch up your chain.

Finally, don't use your good chains to cut trees off at ground level. I do all of my felling and bucking with a very sharp chain. It there is some stuff to cut off at ground level, I put on an old backup chain. The sand in the soil is very abrasive and will eat chains!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 02:55 PM (HlyYF)

160 154 My new SUV cost me about half of what I paid for my 3 bedroom house in 1996.

--

I'm told inflation will go down soon.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:54 PM (WF0+t)

Only the Biden administration and Dave Ramsey's flunkies are dumb enough to make such claims.

Posted by: The economically illiterate shall inherit the earth at February 11, 2024 02:55 PM (pKFK0)

161 Bif: oh phuck me. The entire damned motor pool heard that. Don't you have an indoor voice?

SFC Williams: *whispering* yeah, but he already shit in the Delta Battery Commander's Blazer, Chief.
Posted by: BifBewalski at February 11, 2024 02:50 PM (UwXJh)
***

Snort!
For Desert Storm and Somali, I made sure everyone in my section had a key for the CUCV. All CUCVs used the same key...Army-wide. I told them I wanted anyone who was near a vehicle to move it in case of incoming. Otherwise they would be on tire changing duty.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2024 02:56 PM (W/lyH)

162 I give them two tugs, then out come the scissors.

Out of context this is highly disturbing.

Posted by: You WANT me to cut it off you disgusting little shit! at February 11, 2024 02:56 PM (pKFK0)

163 They are now $5,000/year with a discount for being over 65. With the discount I am only paying $2,000/year.
Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 02:51 PM (A5THL)

Somewhere, a diversity enforcement officer in your school district is cursing you for their 2024 salary only going up to $150K this year, where if there wasn't the over 65 discount, Xe could be getting closer to $200K.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:57 PM (Tr/ye)

164 CBD, I hope it's not your trigger finger that is afflicted.
Posted by: Ben Had

If it is there will be additional 9mm vs .45 shitposting.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 11, 2024 02:57 PM (fh5qa)

165 GM can go piss up a rope. I have owned nothing but GM/Chevy pickups, apart from a year I had a Tundra, since I got my license in '83. The new Google built-in on the "infotainment" system is garbage unless you have a g-mail account, want to be connected all the time, and/or want your cell phone connected to listen to your own music. A guy on YouTube said 2016 was the last year of decent GM trucks, he wasn't kidding.

Posted by: mh53J at February 11, 2024 02:57 PM (7NmRg)

166 the $40 ones at Lowes.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

Harbor Freight's will be Taiwan, Lowes will be China.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 11, 2024 02:58 PM (fh5qa)

167 I give them two tugs, then out come the scissors.

Out of context this is highly disturbing.
Posted by: You WANT me to cut it off you disgusting little shit!

Channeling Loraine Bobbitt.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2024 02:58 PM (SAX5G)

168 I like the button at the top that promises resurrection through the power of Christ.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at February 11, 2024 02:40 PM (3UsVM)


Ha!
I had to scroll back up to see it. Hilarious!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2024 02:59 PM (W/lyH)

169 Heard Ford is ditching their parking assist as no one uses it.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 11, 2024 02:59 PM (DKn0U)

170 I give them two tugs, then out come the scissors.
------
Out of context this is highly disturbing.
Posted by: You WANT me to cut it off you disgusting little shit! at February 11, 2024 02:56 PM (pKFK0)

It does give me some level of pleasure, knowing a simple word like scissors could be considered dirty, even when used to describe cutting something somewhere other than the bedroom.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 03:00 PM (Tr/ye)

171
Somewhere, a diversity enforcement officer in your school district is cursing you for their 2024 salary only going up to $150K this year, where if there wasn't the over 65 discount, Xe could be getting closer to $200K.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 02:57 PM


The same diversity enforcement officer is recommending 'vic' for another round of 'boosters'.

'For the children'.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 03:00 PM (nIvob)

172 I'm told inflation will go down soon.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:54 PM (WF0+t)

Only the Biden administration and Dave Ramsey's flunkies are dumb enough to make such claims.

Posted by: The economically illiterate shall inherit the earth at February 11, 2024 02:55 PM


Agree with your nic!

Democrats when inflation goes down from 8% to 6%, "See, inflation went down!"

Everybody else that understands economics, "The inflation RATE went down. Inflation is still going up!"

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 03:01 PM (HlyYF)

173 Heard Ford is ditching their parking assist as no one uses it.
Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 11, 2024 02:59 PM (DKn0U)

How would they know, whether it's not being used because it's not very useful, or because it's broken all the time?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 03:01 PM (Tr/ye)

174 They need a button to activate the foam spray for when the batteries catch fire in an EV.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 11, 2024 03:02 PM (DKn0U)

175 173: polls

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 11, 2024 03:02 PM (DKn0U)

176 >Get a couple of round files. And a vise. Use them.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 11, 2024 02:47 PM (EEgXH)

You also need a flat file to take down the rakers, aka depth gauges. They used to sell a "file and joint" gadget that both guided you for the angle to file the cutters, and also had a slot that allowed you to file down the rakers to the correct level to match the wear on the cutters.

Here is a version of the jointing gauge:

http://tinyurl.com/2s4ymat8

FWIW: on saws in general, "jointing" is the process of setting the depth at which the teeth can cut, or the width of the kerf.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2024 03:03 PM (tkR6S)

177 The same diversity enforcement officer is recommending 'vic' for another round of 'boosters'.

'For the children'.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 03:00 PM (nIvob)

Only if he wants to use his bank account. Otherwise, he doesn't have to get the new RNA injection.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 03:03 PM (Tr/ye)

178 All CUCVs used the same key...Army-wide. I told them I wanted anyone who was near a vehicle to move it in case of incoming. Otherwise they would be on tire changing duty.

Posted by: Diogenes

Yeah, Williams & Reinhart both ensured the entire platoon, less me of course had a pirated key to everything in the motor pool. I had plausible deniability when certain vehicles went missing for several hours.

Those two, and SFC Dubuc (our platoon sergeant) were the best NCOs I ever had the pleasure of working with as a warrant officer.

Williams made E7 below the zone and E8 two years after that. Dude walked on water and would've been a Sergeant Morales candidate had he accepted the nomination to compete.

Posted by: BifBewalski at February 11, 2024 03:03 PM (UwXJh)

179 Bif,
There was a constant rumor going around Graf in my first tour to Germany about the Phantom Shitter. All the new guys were told to be sure to guard their stuff cause you never knew when or where the Phantom Shitter would show up.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2024 03:03 PM (W/lyH)

180 I finally installed the last part of the rag top on my jeep, after 4 months.
Passenger door window.
It is scary to actually see out that side of the vehicle.
Combined age of my 4 (running) vehicles is 72 years.

Looking at a Subi Forrester as the wife's next car.
She's getting sick of the junk I limp down the road.
Her 06 KIA is on it's last 300 miles before that factory default 'commit suicide now' command goes off at 100,000 miles.

Posted by: Reforger at February 11, 2024 03:03 PM (B705c)

181 How would they know, whether it's not being used because it's not very useful, or because it's broken all the time?
Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 03:01 PM (Tr/ye)

Because the ECM records each instance of it being used, and phones home to Mom?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2024 03:04 PM (tkR6S)

182 175 173: polls
Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 11, 2024 03:02 PM (DKn0U)

Which, according to Pootin, is why Hilter invaded them in the first place.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 03:04 PM (Tr/ye)

183 Real men parallel park without assistance

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at February 11, 2024 03:04 PM (ZV+pB)

184 Yes. My options are Ford, which is gung-ho for the global warming bullsh*t, or foreign-owned companies, which I do not prefer.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 11, 2024 02:29 PM (gSZYf)



Looks like you're screwed.

[hands CBD the keys to a '60s vintage Briggs & Stratton go-cart]

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at February 11, 2024 03:04 PM (/HDaX)

185 Heard Ford is ditching their parking assist as no one uses it.
Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 11, 2024 02:59 PM (DKn0U)

How would they know, whether it's not being used because it's not very useful, or because it's broken all the time?
Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 03:01 PM (Tr/ye)

The cars nowadays report everything to the manufacturers.........and the gubmint.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2024 03:06 PM (BdMk6)

186 Posted by: The economically illiterate shall inherit the earth at February 11, 2024 02:55 PM

Agree with your nic!

Democrats when inflation goes down from 8% to 6%, "See, inflation went down!"

Everybody else that understands economics, "The inflation RATE went down. Inflation is still going up!"
Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 03:01 PM (HlyYF)

Now do the distinction between inflation and price increases.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 03:06 PM (Tr/ye)

187 Because the ECM records each instance of it being used, and phones home to Mom?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2024 03:04 PM (tkR6S)

The cars nowadays report everything to the manufacturers.........and the gubmint.
Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2024 03:06 PM (BdMk6)

Come on, guys. Lemme get away with one "Fords are always breaking down" joke.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 03:08 PM (Tr/ye)

188 My car, at 15 years old, will probably still outlast me. Good thing, cause that top display is confusing as hell.
Posted by: javems


I think it's fairly clear. The heated steering wheel is circled in the lower right, all the stuff on the left is cruise control, and the upper right is the option to launch an emergency flare in the case of a collision.

Posted by: mikeski at February 11, 2024 03:08 PM (DgGvY)

189
I like the button at the top that promises resurrection through the power of Christ.

By the time CBD trades it in all the buttons will sport the balsamic crescent.


/ I know, it's supposed to be 'islamic' but it's almost the food thread.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 11, 2024 03:08 PM (nIvob)

190 Visit regularly with a guy that worked for GM until 2024. The new GM products are online all the time and will download updates to your car.
I can see an update locking your car so you can't drive it coming soon.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 11, 2024 03:08 PM (fh5qa)

191 (refrains from making a power steering / Exorcist joke)

Posted by: Moron Robbie stands in support of afro-chemistry, afro-economics, and afro-engineering at February 11, 2024 03:09 PM (ldcYY)

192 Now do the distinction between inflation and price increases.
Posted by: BurtTC

Heh.

See also: When a bonehead argues that "It's only $.50!" when Dollar Tree boosted their prices.

They honestly don't realize that all prices were jacked 50%.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2024 03:09 PM (SAX5G)

193 Manufacturers report everything to the gubmint? VW emissions scandal, anyone?

Posted by: Deplorable Minion at February 11, 2024 03:10 PM (4exrq)

194 I've got a bench grinder that does a great job, but I'm 29 enough that my back hates me being under a mower twisting a wrench. It's worth the $20 or whatever for me to just change them while I'm down there.

Speaking of, one of the best purchases I made years ago was a blade stop that clamps onto the side of the deck. I'd been ramming 2x4s in or jamming vise grips at certain places or trying other stuff, but it turns out that having a specific $5 tool to keep the blade from spinning means you're done with the job in about three or four minutes.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 11, 2024 02:52 PM (WF0+t)

For my Dixon ZTR mower, I have the blade service down to a science. Use my gantry and chain hoist to lift the front of the mower until the underside of the deck is readily accessible. Use 9/16" socket on air impact to spin out the blade bolts, no block needed. I have a spare set of blades, already sharpened, swap 'em on. And, as happens every now and then, the spare set is also dull, then I sharpen all six in one session, so I do have spares on hand for next time.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2024 03:11 PM (tkR6S)

195 Heated steering wheels are bad. Heated seats, I've got.

Posted by: Tom Perry at February 11, 2024 03:11 PM (MX0bI)

196 The stupidest commercial out there right now is for the GMC self steering truck. Some dumbass is playing paddycake with himself as his truck os barreling down the road... who thinks this shit up?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at February 11, 2024 03:11 PM (ZV+pB)

197 Heated steering wheels are bad. Heated seats, I've got.

Posted by: Tom Perry at February 11, 2024 03:11 PM (MX0bI)

I love them both!

And that's advantage 56,098 of ICE cars vs. EVs. Abundant power. Oceans of power!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 11, 2024 03:12 PM (gSZYf)

198 If it is there will be additional 9mm vs .45 shitposting.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 11, 2024 02:57 PM (fh5qa)

Osprey and I will be headed out to the desert in a few minutes to make with the pew-pews.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2024 03:14 PM (tkR6S)

199 I have a couple of devices that make sure my cars are warm in the morning, free of snow and ice, and dry. They are called "garages."

Hard to account for: while virtually every maker now has a front end that looks like you'd either shave with it or pull hairs out of your nose, the snouts of Mazdas are actually good looking. Did their rep stand at the Front End Design Institute gate and hire the top grads as they walked out?

Went to a new-car show last weekend with [retired] engineers and stylists from all the Big Surviving. Lots of head-shaking. Start with price tags that make you breathe deep and say "Yabbut," then add a gasping $20K for German ("Hungarian" on content tag), and another let-me-sit-down $20K for any variant of the letter "e." And the kids were standing in line to have their picture taken in? 5.0 Mustang V8.

Posted by: Way,Way Downriver at February 11, 2024 03:14 PM (zdLoL)

200 196 The stupidest commercial out there right now is for the GMC self steering truck. Some dumbass is playing paddycake with himself as his truck os barreling down the road... who thinks this shit up?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at February 11, 2024 03:11 PM (ZV+pB)

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And when you say paddycake, you are definitely talking about masturbating right?

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 11, 2024 03:15 PM (xw1WS)

201 here's what the Biden border is doing for you:


officials-confirm-first-human-bubonic-plague-case-since-2015

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 03:16 PM (A5THL)

202 My truck, when the radiator is fully functioning, pretty much heats the truck cab up in 3 miles

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024 03:17 PM (fwDg9)

203 All that spyware and constant contact is why I won't get a car older than 2017.
I have lots of plane blades and chisels to sharpen. The Tormek knockoff, WEN, works well and uses the Tormek accessories.

Posted by: Jamaica at February 11, 2024 03:17 PM (Eeb9P)

204 Ace et al

Please put up a Super Bowl thread next year.

I think I read somewhere that there's a lot of interest in this game.

Also, how 'bout a regular, weekly Gambling Thread? No offense whatsoever to Gardening and Puttering, but I suspect a wagering forum would be competitive, in terms of moron interest.

Or, just add a sports thread? A lot of mostly politics & current events blogs seem to have a sports component, too.

Posted by: mnw at February 11, 2024 03:18 PM (NLIak)

205 The stupidest commercial out there right now is for the GMC self steering truck. Some dumbass is playing paddycake with himself as his truck os barreling down the road... who thinks this shit up?
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report

And when you say paddycake, you are definitely talking about masturbating right?
Posted by: Lemmiwinks


Depends which commercial you're talking about. The TV commercial is G-rated. The online pop-up ads are co-branded with Pr0nHub, though.

Posted by: mikeski at February 11, 2024 03:18 PM (DgGvY)

206 officials-confirm-first-human-bubonic-plague-case-since-2015

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 03:16 PM (A5THL)

Gonna party like it's 1348.

Posted by: Reforger at February 11, 2024 03:18 PM (B705c)

207 Working on my plumbing 1WP now, have more when I get done to report
Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024 02:04 PM


TBF, it won't be a 1WP then, will it?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 11, 2024 03:21 PM (a3Q+t)

208 >>190 Visit regularly with a guy that worked for GM until 2024. The new GM products are online all the time and will download updates to your car.
I can see an update locking your car so you can't drive it coming soon.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron

I've had GM download updates a couple of times already. They warn you that during the update the vehicle will be dead until it finishes. I sweated it both times.
GM also sends me a comprehensive monthly systems check email. It is very helpful for preventative maintenance purposes. I think it checks over 30 different parameters. Oil level, Air filter, fuel filter, buss tests, etc.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 11, 2024 03:21 PM (eYF7X)

209 Anyone with an opinion on sharpening chain saw blades?
====
Piece of cake to hand sharpen.
And Tractor Supply has a nice little 3 file & level guide in a pouch for about $15 bucks.
Plenty of you tubes to tell you how.

Posted by: From about that Time at February 11, 2024 03:21 PM (4780s)

210 Or, just add a sports thread? A lot of mostly politics & current events blogs seem to have a sports component, too.
Posted by: mnw at February 11, 2024 03:18 PM (NLIak)

Sportsball is an op. Designed to keep the masses quiet and unaware.

As for gambling, well... others have said it better, about fools and their money.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 03:21 PM (fdD2n)

211 All the new guys were told to be sure to guard their stuff cause you never knew when or where the Phantom Shitter would show up.

Posted by: Diogenes

Reinhart & I knew the first Ft.Bliss Phantom Shitter first hand. Put Helman. Dude was crapping everywhere in the barracks. Most of the lower enlisted (I was in the E5 rooms by then) knew whom it was, and agreed with his message(s). He went un-doxxed until he crapped on the day room pool table. His Opus was when he crapped in the SAM'S coffee cup though.

To say Helman inspired RHINO is an understatement. Rhino would do that to punish people and leaders that really deserved it.

Time to stand up, hook up,and shuffle to the door. My flight to Philly is boarding. Y'all be cool

Posted by: BifBewalski at February 11, 2024 03:21 PM (UwXJh)

212 >>And when you say paddycake, you are definitely talking about masturbating right?
Posted by: Lemmiwinks

See post above re: warming up my own hands.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 11, 2024 03:23 PM (eYF7X)

213 officials-confirm-first-human-bubonic-plague-case-since-2015

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 03:16 PM (A5THL)

There's an October surprise in there somewhere.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2024 03:24 PM (BdMk6)

214 here's what the Biden border is doing for you:

officials-confirm-first-human-bubonic-plague-case-since-2015
Posted by: vic

And didja see this?

NBC News
@NBCNews
"911, do you need police, fire or medical?" the dispatcher asks.
The caller replies: "I guess police, because there's a kangaroo in my apartment complex."

-
Border fence now!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 11, 2024 03:25 PM (FVME7)

215 212 >>And when you say paddycake, you are definitely talking about masturbating right?
Posted by: Lemmiwinks

See post above re: warming up my own hands.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 11, 2024 03:23 PM (eYF7X)

---

Starting to think the hand warmers are a good idea now. I don't want to touch my dick with cold hands even though the friction would eventually heat everything up.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 11, 2024 03:25 PM (xw1WS)

216 Good flight amigo!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2024 03:25 PM (W/lyH)

217 Burt

Then u can skip the Sports & Wagering thread, just like I skip many other threads every week which don't interest me.

Posted by: mnw at February 11, 2024 03:26 PM (NLIak)

218 Also, it's funny that people think this time next year won't be Mad Max. Or choose a different apocalyptic nightmare scenario.

I'm going with Mad Max, for the cars.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 03:26 PM (fdD2n)

219 Everything's better with bubonic on it!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Totes Intelleckshul and Stuff at February 11, 2024 03:26 PM (T/Lqj)

220 I like bare bone cars. I'd probably get hand rolled windows if they were offered other than for fleet trucks.

Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 11, 2024 03:26 PM (w6AZl)

221 Starting to think the hand warmers are a good idea now. I don't want to touch my dick with cold hands even though the friction would eventually heat everything up.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 11, 2024 03:25 PM (xw1WS)

---
To be clear, I was talking about the hand warming steering wheel

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 11, 2024 03:27 PM (xw1WS)

222 Burt

Then u can skip the Sports & Wagering thread, just like I skip many other threads every week which don't interest me.
Posted by: mnw at February 11, 2024 03:26 PM (NLIak)

Oh no. I won't skip them. I'll say the same thing, every time.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 03:27 PM (fdD2n)

223 218 Also, it's funny that people think this time next year won't be Mad Max. Or choose a different apocalyptic nightmare scenario.

I'm going with Mad Max, for the cars.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 03:26 PM (fdD2n)

---

My guess would be walking dead but with hoards of soy boys and antifa instead of zombies.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 11, 2024 03:29 PM (xw1WS)

224 I like bare bone cars. I'd probably get hand rolled windows if they were offered other than for fleet trucks.
Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 11, 2024 03:26 PM (w6AZl)

Me too. My 2013 Nissan Frontier has hand crank windows, no electric locks, six-speed manual 4x4. I got it fairly cheap new because nobody wanted such a spartan vehicle. It does have a CD player, though.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Totes Intelleckshul and Stuff at February 11, 2024 03:29 PM (T/Lqj)

225 Starting to think the hand warmers are a good idea now. I don't want to touch my dick with cold hands even though the friction would eventually heat everything up.
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 11, 2024 03:25 PM (xw1WS)

Use Peenzoil 10w-30

Posted by: browndog appreciates creature comforts now at February 11, 2024 03:29 PM (TTAGa)

226 Plague cases on Indian reservations in the southwest have been fairly common, at least until recently. The media doesn't pay much attention. Readily treatable now with antibiotics, I believe.

Posted by: mnw at February 11, 2024 03:29 PM (NLIak)

227 It's snowraining here.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2024 03:30 PM (BdMk6)

228 Black National Anthem to Kick Off Super Bowl

Like there weren't enough reasons to not watch this sports ball cluster.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 11, 2024 03:30 PM (eYF7X)

229 Now do the distinction between inflation and price increases.
Posted by: BurtTC

President Biden is doing his part.

President Biden
@POTUS
While you were Super Bowl shopping, did you notice smaller-than-usual products where the price stays the same?
Folks are calling it Shrinkflation and it means companies are giving you less for every dollar you spend.
I’m calling on the big consumer brands to put a stop to it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 11, 2024 03:31 PM (FVME7)

230 here's what the Biden border is doing for you:
officials-confirm-first-human-bubonic-plague-case-since-2015
Posted by: vic


* searches *

First case in Oregon since 2015. I thought 9 years was a long run for the whole US of A.

I think I remember reading about a kid who died of it a couple years ago. In New Mexico? Colorado? Wyoming? .....somewhere out there. It's prevalent in prairie dogs, so the western great plains states get a few human cases each year.

Posted by: mikeski at February 11, 2024 03:31 PM (DgGvY)

231 Is the Puppy Bowl on?

Posted by: Barack Obama at February 11, 2024 03:32 PM (63Dwl)

232 My guess would be walking dead but with hoards of soy boys and antifa instead of zombies.
Posted by: Lemmiwinks


It would be relatively easy to strap them to your front bumper and use them as a battering ram to get to the grocery store. Stack'em two or three deep if need be.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 11, 2024 03:33 PM (eYF7X)

233 'Nother first world problem. Decided on rolled tacos with queso for dinner. Realized that the mini-crock pot I use to keep the queso liquid in busted a while back. Off to HellMart to get a replacement.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at February 11, 2024 03:35 PM (dZVON)

234 mikeski

Right.

And, just as in 1348, it's still associated with rats & fleas, too.

I've had occasion to visit an Indian reservations in AZ a few times. There are rodents aplenty there.

Posted by: mnw at February 11, 2024 03:35 PM (NLIak)

235 I bought my last GM in 2002. It had it's quality problems, most of them fixed while under the 3 year warranty. There were occassional issues in the 20 years I owned it. Replacing the transmission being the most costly. The chassis rusted out so that you couldn't use the jack to lift the car high enough to replace a tire and I decided it might be a little safer to add a 2x4 and bungee cords under the radiator, just in case. On balance, I was pleased with it. I'm not going to buy another GM since they got in bed with Obama though. As some writer put it, they are a pension plan that also happens to have a car company. I know I'm paying for that overhead in the price of the car and comparably priced cars can afford more quality parts and engineering than a GM.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 11, 2024 03:37 PM (fs1hN)

236 President Biden
@POTUS
While you were Super Bowl shopping, did you notice smaller-than-usual products where the price stays the same?
Folks are calling it Shrinkflation and it means companies are giving you less for every dollar you spend.
I’m calling on the big consumer brands to put a stop to it.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 11, 2024 03:31 PM (FVME7)

Yeah, that's a thing they're all saying. It's price gouging, not inflation.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 03:38 PM (Qd8NY)

237 here's what the Biden border is doing for you:
officials-confirm-first-human-bubonic-plague-case-since-2015
Posted by: vic
___

Could you say, illegal immigration is poisoning the blood? Or is that racist? NVM.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 11, 2024 03:38 PM (fs1hN)

238 >>Or, just add a sports thread? A lot of mostly politics & current events blogs seem to have a sports component, too.

Seconded.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2024 03:39 PM (LkLld)

239 Is the Puppy Bowl on?
Posted by: Barack Obama at February 11, 2024 03:32 PM (63Dwl)

Yes, on the Food Channel.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 03:40 PM (Qd8NY)

240 The DEMs have never been afraid to demagogue it up.

Maybe we can convince the lofos it's all because of greedy grocers? Worth a try. It worked with the pharmaceuticals.

Posted by: mnw at February 11, 2024 03:40 PM (NLIak)

241 If it is there will be additional 9mm vs .45 shitposting.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 11, 2024 02:57 PM


TBF, the only "sh*tposting" is from the euroweenie caliber aficionados.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 11, 2024 03:41 PM (a3Q+t)

242 I thought it was funny that the person who caught the bubonic plague likely got it from their cat.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at February 11, 2024 03:41 PM (FEVMW)

243 >>Is the Puppy Bowl on?
Posted by: Barack Obama

We unfortunately ran out of puppies.

Posted by: Doc Fauci at February 11, 2024 03:42 PM (eYF7X)

244 Yeah, that's a thing they're all saying. It's price gouging, not inflation.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 03:38 PM


Yep.

Good thing those profit-driven companies didn't figure out THAT scam until Bidenflation appeared. /sarc off

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 03:42 PM (HlyYF)

245 Yes you can.

Posted by: Dark Force Thirsting For Power at February 11, 2024 03:42 PM (QY+6a)

246 And the cat got it from a mouse with fleas.

Posted by: mnw at February 11, 2024 03:42 PM (NLIak)

247 I thought it was funny that the person who caught the bubonic plague likely got it from their cat.
Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey


The news came a day late. Pet Threads are on Saturdays.

Posted by: mikeski at February 11, 2024 03:43 PM (DgGvY)

248 Use Peenzoil 10w-30
Posted by: browndog appreciates creature comforts now at February 11, 2024 03:29 PM


Do they make a high-mileage version?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: J. Toobin at February 11, 2024 03:44 PM (a3Q+t)

249 I know I'm paying for that overhead in the price of the car and comparably priced cars can afford more quality parts and engineering than a GM.
___

One more annoyance. The car would occassionally 'forget' that the ignition key belonged to it. So I had to go through a ritual of turning the accessories on and waiting 10 minutes for the key to be recognized before I could start the engine. I didn't know about this fix the first few times it happened. So it was completely hit or miss whether it would start. This key recognition was an anti-theft device. To GMs credit, the car was never stolen.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 11, 2024 03:44 PM (fs1hN)

250 I thought it was funny that the person who caught the bubonic plague likely got it from their cat.
Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at February 11, 2024 03:41 PM (FEVMW)

I assume they bought the cat from the Wuhan wet market?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 03:45 PM (Qd8NY)

251 Plague report cannot be right. It is endemic to the prairie dog population, and a case or two per year has always been considered normal in the healthiest of times. Some grocery-line journalist is trying to get you cranked up. They know anthrax.

If Ford needs to drop the auto-park function because no one uses it, imagine what Porsche and BMW will save on turn signals.

Posted by: Way,Way Downriver at February 11, 2024 03:47 PM (zdLoL)

252 Parking Assist ... ? If someone can't park, the corollary is that they also shouldn't drive. Cogito, ergo sum ...

Posted by: Dr_No at February 11, 2024 03:47 PM (ayRl+)

253 If Ford needs to drop the auto-park function because no one uses it, imagine what Porsche and BMW will save on turn signals.
Posted by: Way,Way Downriver at February 11, 2024 03:47 PM (zdLoL)

Somewhere a Honda data cruncher is analyzing my speedometer information.....

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 03:49 PM (Qd8NY)

254 228 Black National Anthem to Kick Off Super Bowl

Like there weren't enough reasons to not watch this sports ball cluster.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 11, 2024 03:30 PM (eYF7X)

---

You mean the Taylor Swift Bowl. Just like Marvel and Star Wars, the NFL has completely jumped the fucking shark, college football is well on its way.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 11, 2024 03:49 PM (xw1WS)

255 No but my passenger rear door not opening is still a 1WP

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2024 03:50 PM (fwDg9)

256 @230 Sorry mikeski, was away a moment and did not see your facts on Black Death. I endorse your considered opinion, see.

Posted by: Way,Way Downriver at February 11, 2024 03:50 PM (zdLoL)

257 249 To GMs credit, the car was never stolen.
Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 11, 2024 03:44 PM (fs1hN)

Maybe nobody wanted it?....

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornistan (ARiK) at February 11, 2024 03:51 PM (QGaXH)

258 Sweet Lord!
Mrs.D has the SB pregame stuff on the tv. This is easily the dumbest, stupidest, most ignorant stuff I have ever seen. Gawd! Do they really think viewers are this stupid?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2024 03:51 PM (W/lyH)

259 Tried rotating tires on Wife's car.
Newer model. Suspension so flimsy I am concerned that a suspension componant will buckle if I try to jack up just wheels.

Now to open up the 'manual' and see where the hardpoints are to change a tire... and probably have to get a second jack too both front and rear to actually 'rotate' the tires... or will I have to put the donut spare on the front, then jack up rear, swap that tire, then back to front to replace the donut with the (formally) rear tire...

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 11, 2024 03:51 PM (cOq4q)

260 "This Space Reserved For New and Expectant Mothers"

Ever seen a pregnant woman park in one? I never have. I HAVE seen a number of people who look like Free Sh*t Army members park there, though.

Posted by: mnw at February 11, 2024 03:53 PM (NLIak)

261 Do they really think viewers are this stupid?
Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2024 03:51 PM (W/lyH)

No offense to your spouse, but should they not?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2024 03:53 PM (Qd8NY)

262 Man...I only just now on Comment # 255 figured out what '1WP' meant......I just assumed it was some smart military slang.....

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornistan (ARiK) at February 11, 2024 03:53 PM (QGaXH)

263 "Mrs.D has the SB pregame stuff on the tv. This is easily the dumbest, stupidest, most ignorant stuff I have ever seen. Gawd! Do they really think viewers are this stupid?"

Regrettably a lot of them are.

Posted by: Tuna at February 11, 2024 03:53 PM (oaGWv)

264 Ya wanna talk first world? Mixing that oily natural peanut butter.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 11, 2024 03:53 PM (OIFPS)

265 Damn, I could have used a steering wheel heater when I still lived near Seattle and had my Jeep Wrangler. I'd put the top down on a gorgeous day, drive through some fabulous mountain scenery on the 405 between Everett and Redmond, kick it up over 60, and the wind would freeze my damn hands into dysfunctional blocks of ice.
I'm *looking down* on hot air balloons in a valley below, and I'm distracted by my discomfort instead of the ridiculously awesome view.

Posted by: bittergeek at February 11, 2024 03:54 PM (3SsGZ)

266 Time to stand up, hook up,and shuffle to the door. My flight to Philly is boarding. Y'all be cool
Posted by: BifBewalski at February 11, 2024 03:21 PM (UwXJh)

Please do try to get out alive. And bring us back some cream cheese.

Posted by: O rotten Philly at February 11, 2024 03:55 PM (pKFK0)

267 Do they really think viewers are this stupid?
Posted by: Diogenes

81 million of them voted for Biden /s

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at February 11, 2024 03:55 PM (3UsVM)

268 259 Tried rotating tires on Wife's car.
Newer model. Suspension so flimsy I am concerned that a suspension componant will buckle if I try to jack up just wheels.

Now to open up the 'manual' and see where the hardpoints are to change a tire... and probably have to get a second jack too both front and rear to actually 'rotate' the tires... or will I have to put the donut spare on the front, then jack up rear, swap that tire, then back to front to replace the donut with the (formally) rear tire...
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 11, 2024 03:51 PM (cOq4q)

If they're new tires the place you got them from will probably rotate them for free.

Posted by: Just trying to save you some trouble at February 11, 2024 03:56 PM (pKFK0)

269 Back when I was youngster the 'heated steel wheels' were the ones with shiny metal trim around them that got super hot sun-heated in a parked car.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 11, 2024 03:56 PM (cOq4q)

270 @230 Sorry mikeski, was away a moment and did not see your facts on Black Death. I endorse your considered opinion, see.
Posted by: Way,Way Downriver


No apology necessary. If I read every word posted here I wouldn't have time to sleep.

Posted by: mikeski at February 11, 2024 03:56 PM (DgGvY)

271 TBF, the only "sh*tposting" is from the euroweenie caliber aficionados.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 11, 2024 03:41 PM (a3Q+t)

And people who are afraid of Sous Vide.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 11, 2024 03:57 PM (gSZYf)

272 Most cars stolen today are stolen for ease of immediate sale. So if you have your car stolen it is most likely for immediate resale.

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 03:57 PM (A5THL)

273 If they're new tires the place you got them from will probably rotate them for free.
Posted by: Just trying to save you some trouble


Don't they rotate enough when you drive it?

Posted by: mikeski at February 11, 2024 03:58 PM (DgGvY)

274 Place yer bets...

@BNONews 3m
BREAKING: Police searching for gunman after shooting spree in Memphis; at least 8 people shot, 1 killed

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2024 03:58 PM (IG4Id)

275 Sousvidephobic. Its a thing. Word.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 11, 2024 03:59 PM (OIFPS)

276 OT (and I know how CBD hates OT on the weekend) but:

CNN just now has suddenly become "very concerned about CD 3 in NY" - this is the Santos district here in Long Island that is up for grabs this Tuesday.

If CNN is calling the alarm - that means early voting isn't going their way. I am beginning to think Mazi Pilips wins this now and Mr. Cheeze-meister Suozzi loses. Wow.

Posted by: Boswell at February 11, 2024 03:59 PM (K+UlC)

277 267 81 million of them voted for Biden /s
Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at February 11, 2024 03:55 PM (3UsVM)


Most of Biden's voters came from the graveyards.

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 03:59 PM (A5THL)

278 Gawd! Do they really think viewers are this stupid?

Yes.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 11, 2024 03:59 PM (V8he0)

279 "This Space Reserved For New and Expectant Mothers"

Officer, I admit to speeding. My wife's going to have baby.

Yeah? How soon?

In nine months, if I don' get home before the grocery boy!

Posted by: The SuperBowl Sunday Joke at February 11, 2024 03:59 PM (zdLoL)

280 274 Place yer bets...

@BNONews 3m
BREAKING: Police searching for gunman after shooting spree in Memphis; at least 8 people shot, 1 killed
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2024 03:58 PM (IG4Id)

No need to bet. If you never hear the story again you know who did it...

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornistan (ARiK) at February 11, 2024 03:59 PM (QGaXH)

281 >>>an almost uncanny ability to find parking spaces

Uh-oh, I hope you didn't hex it!

Posted by: m at February 11, 2024 03:59 PM (qiHAu)

282 You had to go for a Buick. 🙄

Posted by: L - Now the King of BS can't remember last evening so forget about it at February 11, 2024 04:00 PM (GshMh)

283 Food thread up.....

Posted by: Anonymous Rogue in Kalifornistan (ARiK) at February 11, 2024 04:01 PM (QGaXH)

284 272 Most cars stolen today are stolen for ease of immediate sale. So if you have your car stolen it is most likely for immediate resale.

Posted by: vic at February 11, 2024 03:57 PM


Daughter #2 just got a big ding on her auto insurance renewal. No wrecks or tickets - ever.

However, she does own a Hyundai.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 04:01 PM (HlyYF)

285 Boswell

Can you tell us more? Did they say the reason for the concern?

If this is true, it's the ONLY encouraging thing I've heard about NY-3 in the last 2 weeks! What else did they say, pls?

Posted by: mnw at February 11, 2024 04:01 PM (NLIak)

286 Nood!

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at February 11, 2024 04:02 PM (3UsVM)

287 275 Sousvidephobic. Its a thing. Word.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 11, 2024 03:59 PM


Personally, I am pretty sousvidephobic when it is a cannibal posting about it.

Pretty please don't slow cook me in a plastic bag and then eat me!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 04:03 PM (HlyYF)

288 Food thread.

Posted by: From about that Time at February 11, 2024 04:03 PM (4780s)

289 279 "This Space Reserved For New and Expectant Mothers"

Posted by: The SuperBowl Sunday Joke at February 11, 2024 03:59 PM


My long-suffering wife still has to hear me use that joke.

Every time that type of slot (unmarked) is open, I pull in and ask, "Is there something you need to tell me, honey?"

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 04:06 PM (HlyYF)

290 If I read every word posted here I wouldn't have time to sleep.

Indeed, this would explain a lot of behavior around here.

Anti-theft devices: I used to ride a BSA Rocket III. With the euro-style tank, and the fishtail mufflers. I could leave it parked on the sidewalk in front of the bar with the key turned on, and it would be there every single time.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 11, 2024 04:06 PM (zdLoL)

291 If this is true, it's the ONLY encouraging thing I've heard about NY-3 in the last 2 weeks! What else did they say, pls?
Posted by: mnw at February 11, 2024 04:01 PM (NLIak)

Yes - they are calling it too tight to call (bwhahaha!) but they fear prevailing headwinds are against Tom Suozzi - no explanation given as to what constitutes the reasons for the headwinds other than this is a traditional GOP NY district (very recent, to be honest). Thay report that they are hearing from Dems say that they are in a real "struggle."

If you read between the lines - this is a call out to get Dems to the polls - and that probably means that early voting (started a week ago) isn't going their way.

Posted by: Boswell at February 11, 2024 04:07 PM (K+UlC)

292 Unless my Ramcharger starts having rust issues it'll remain in my possession. It's old enough be to be classed as a survivor with all numbers matching. Only things changed were the seats, taken from a '93 Canyon Sport I kept the originals.

Oh, yeah, add a paint job, the factory clear coat died so I cuffed it down and reshot the existing colors (black & gold, very sharp combo.) I used the same paint Dodge used but good prep has seen 13 years pass with no issues at all.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 11, 2024 04:08 PM (KATBx)

293 Been updating my 2001 Blazer.
Taking off and tossing things I have never used or are pointless including cruise control and air injection.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 11, 2024 04:11 PM (cOq4q)

294 Place yer bets...

@BNONews 3m
BREAKING: Police searching for gunman after shooting spree in Memphis; at least 8 people shot, 1 killed
Posted by: weft cut-loop

PO'd that six piece McNugget had only five... and they were COLD!

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 11, 2024 04:12 PM (cOq4q)

295 52 I used to make chili with sirloin steak, and then one day it dawned on me. Chili is usually cooked low and slow, precisely what cheaper cuts like chuck are best for, while sirloin is a very lean meat, and does not fare well under those conditions. It's one of those things where you wonder WTH took you so long to come to the right conclusion.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 11, 2024 04:24 PM


After you had that realization, I assume you ran naked through the streets, yelling "Eureka!".

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 04:28 PM (HlyYF)

296 Wrong thread.

Idiot!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 11, 2024 04:30 PM (HlyYF)

297 1st....anyone who needs park assist should NOT be allowed to drive, or...relegated to the outer lot and just walk in.
next...Saw a Brit TV show, had a bit about a car I have never heard about, or paid any attention to.
Masarati 4200.
Built when owned by Fiat, as a "keep the brand alive" attempt, Fiat also owned Ferrari, so they put a ferarri v8 engine/trans into a midlevel sedan, with a decent handling package, italian designer interior, masarati badges, and what is essentially a FIAT/American sedan pricetag...Looked them up around here several available for under 20k, a couple barely over 10k(needs some work)
THESE THINGS DRIVE LIKE A FRIKKN SUPER CAR, have a frik'n ferrai drive train..SOUND like a frikk'n ferrari, and seat 4 full grown adults, comfortably.
If I was even thinking about another vehicle, I'd go look at these, if for no other reason than to embarrass some punk in a mustang/camaro/challenger now and then, get a little grin and giggle on back roads...and /or maybe impress a "Lady", that cares nothing about cars, but IS impressed with interiors. The inside is totally luxe.It's not as if resale price is gonna tumble...
There are BMWs around here for under 10k

Posted by: birdog at February 11, 2024 05:08 PM (SFGDK)

298 I have Reynaud's and it sucks. I get it in all of my fingers, but only when it's kind of cold, never when it's very cold (freezing and below). Which is bizarre but w/e. Can't feel a damn thing until blood recirculates, then my fingers turn crimson and hurt like a motherf--ker.

My Audi has heated steering wheel and it's great. No problems with it (so far). Sorry your experience has been less pleasant.

Posted by: JBirks at February 11, 2024 06:08 PM (ZR6ep)

299 We have heated steering wheels on every vehicle here during the summer. Sometimes you have to put on gloves to drive though.

Posted by: SouthTexas at February 11, 2024 09:29 PM (LwkLP)

300 Ford figured out no one really uses parking assist after slapping it on pretty much every vehicle... so next year, they remove it to save $60 per vehicle

Posted by: JD at February 11, 2024 09:49 PM (6gAs3)

301 I'm gone to convey my ⅼittle brother, that he should also visit
this website on regular basis to get uρdated from most up-to-datе gօssip.

Posted by: argus at February 12, 2024 11:16 AM (8e/ry)

302 Knead around the upper back near the neck and see if you can feel a small lump which would be a cyst. A cyst can cause circulation problems in the fingers when it gets cold.

Posted by: mikegram at February 12, 2024 12:12 PM (jFgtt)

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