The Thread of Randomness. . .

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John in VA wrote:Did you see this "Fair Lady" in chevale's pix from TedFest?

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The sleepy little town I live in is pretty easy going about cars parked on the street for extended periods of time, as long as they're registered. But a couple of cars got tagged with a 3 day notice recently. Right by the Chief of Police's house. Then his Camero did. Funny though, it hasn't moved but it didn't get towed yet. :roll: I guess it was one of the newbies on the force and they didn't do a check before they wrote the warning that I bet was generated by the Chief.
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1st 5er wrote::wave:
John in VA wrote:Did you see this "Fair Lady" in chevale's pix from TedFest?

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Ok. That's cool.
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Most amazing vehicle. Going to work at my "satellite" transmitter on Sept. 7, 2017 10:14am in Taylor Mill,Ky 41015 near CincyNasty! I-275 East at Madison Pike. Baby gurl going opposite way so no picture or plate identification. Saw what looked like a probably a cirrusblau E28 doing the pilot/escort vehicle work :shock: My freaking jaw dropped!! :shock: :shock: Ol' gurl was ballin'!! Would make you guys feel like me ... Made me want to give up my religious beliefs! She was flyin' like she was on air in da slipstream. Majestic for real! E28 still putting in work at over 30 years old. Da GOAT! Greatest of All Time






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Am I the only one bothered by bozos who refer to Japanese-built cars sold in the US as USDM?

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and yet more vice. Pot and cigarettes go together like peanut butter and jelly, or scotch and ice cubes. Wabbout a 2 stage delivery device? Not mixed, that is like an Irish coffee that ruins 2 favorite flavors at once. Rather the front half some really gone gage transitioning to a smooth Turkish tobacco? Hmmn
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davintosh wrote:Am I the only one bothered by bozos who refer to Japanese-built cars sold in the US as USDM?

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Never heard that. Is that a Midwest thing?
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Thanks Wayne. Thats on the Bay of Biscay in Portugal. :cool:
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cek wrote:
davintosh wrote:Am I the only one bothered by bozos who refer to Japanese-built cars sold in the US as USDM?
Never heard that. Is that a Midwest thing?
No, it's a Facebook thing. Trouble is, most people who use the term insist it's correct, and those who know it's not say it doesn't matter because everyone knows what they're talking about. :facepalm:

Yeah, not that big a deal to obsess over, and I really don't, but get the overwhelming urge to correct people every now & then, and regret it every time.
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davintosh wrote:
cek wrote:
davintosh wrote:Am I the only one bothered by bozos who refer to Japanese-built cars sold in the US as USDM?
Never heard that. Is that a Midwest thing?
No, it's a Facebook thing. Trouble is, most people who use the term insist it's correct, and those who know it's not say it doesn't matter because everyone knows what they're talking about. :facepalm:

Yeah, not that big a deal to obsess over, and I really don't, but get the overwhelming urge to correct people every now & then, and regret it every time.
I'm unfamiliar with it too. I've several thoughts. Too much time on FB, might be accurate if it referred to Japanese manufacturer cars built in the US and you obsess too much over the small shit. (not sayin' I don't, just that it's easier to see from a distance)
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It took me awhile to assimilate USDM. I have 2 of them now.
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I am researching a rum based cocktail: equal parts Mug rootbeer and lime seltzer with a shot of Gosling's Black Seal Rum. Some adjustment of ingredients is required. More research is necessary. I already bought another handle of Gosling's. Forgot to get more R Beer, but this isn't really needed as time goes by :laugh:
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a wrote:I am researching a rum based cocktail: equal parts Mug rootbeer and lime seltzer with a shot of Gosling's Black Seal Rum. Some adjustment of ingredients is required. More research is necessary. I already bought another handle of Gosling's. Forgot to get more R Beer, but this isn't really needed as time goes by :laugh:
Ah, nice to have first world problems. :D Have one for me.
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a wrote:I am researching a rum based cocktail: equal parts Mug rootbeer and lime seltzer with a shot of Gosling's Black Seal Rum. Some adjustment of ingredients is required. More research is necessary. I already bought another handle of Gosling's. Forgot to get more R Beer, but this isn't really needed as time goes by :laugh:
Do you require a research assistant? :)
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I prefer rum for mixed drinks. So far I haven't found a juice yet that doesn't go with it. I talk a mean game , but no longer have the stamina to drink much. I have a 5th of single malt, but I want to save it for the cabin or when my sister visits.
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a wrote:I am researching a rum based cocktail: equal parts Mug rootbeer and lime seltzer with a shot of Gosling's Black Seal Rum. Some adjustment of ingredients is required. More research is necessary. I already bought another handle of Gosling's. Forgot to get more R Beer, but this isn't really needed as time goes by :laugh:
A. My good friend. In me minds eye I read that with your accent. Well, the dialect. Hope to see you again sometime.
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I LOVE the holidays. A car shows up, I come home a few hours later and simply exclaim “Christmas shopping”. No questions asked and smiles all around!
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Cool trick...

Go to the O'Reilly Auto Parts website (oreillyauto dot com), type "121G" into the search field, then hit enter.

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davintosh wrote:Cool trick...

Go to the O'Reilly Auto Parts website (oreillyauto dot com), type "121G" into the search field, then hit enter.

You're welcome!
Very much appreciated.
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davintosh wrote:Cool trick...

Go to the O'Reilly Auto Parts website (oreillyauto dot com), type "121G" into the search field, then hit enter.

You're welcome!
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Good to see someone has a good sense of humor.
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Based on the responses from the TireRack guy I've been emailing, I'm the only person that's tried haggling over their prices. :?



In other randomness, I was hooking up a new router today and it crossed my mind, how did we ever get along before home WiFi?


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davintosh wrote:Go to the O'Reilly Auto Parts website (oreillyauto dot com), type "121G" into the search field, then hit enter.

You're welcome!
Thanks for the link but I upgraded several years ago.

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Man, you have almost as many Echo devices as I do!
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cek wrote:Man, you have almost as many Echo devices as I do!
IOW, you got it bad. ;)
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davintosh wrote:
cek wrote:Man, you have almost as many Echo devices as I do!
IOW, you got it bad. ;)
Two were freebies. I would never have bought that many with my own money. :laugh:
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