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Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
6/8/22 3:19 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

I'm always ready with a crisp "I wasn't looking at you I was looking at your car". Usually makes the situation worse, somehow. 

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/8/22 3:50 p.m.

In reply to Mndsm :

Weird but my ready come back is "I wasn't looking at you I was looking at him."

j_tso
j_tso GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
6/8/22 4:07 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

Ask something really specific to the car to show you're a dork and not a perv.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
6/9/22 5:17 p.m.

I started a chat with a car dealer and they asked me my name.  

"Wink Dinkerson"

Then they replied and mentioned my name.......Wink.

 

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/12/22 7:58 p.m.

I've been watching Matt's offroad recovery on YouTube.

It's made me want to build a rig.  Kinda like how the K30 started but the K30 is too big.

Lil Stampie wants a JDM kei car.

Last night after a couple of whiskeys I decided that this would look great with front and rear straight axles.

Azryael
Azryael HalfDork
6/13/22 11:43 a.m.

I'm still lusting after a squarebody pickup or Suburban, or even an Excursion.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/14/22 11:41 a.m.

My neighbors are having their driveway ripped up and repaved today. 
 

My wife said, "I wonder if they're going to make it bigger..."

 

I said, "If it were me, I'd pave the whole yard."

wae
wae PowerDork
6/16/22 8:33 a.m.

I just spent 45 minutes putting together an email to the local news station because in their article about some new speedbumps they were saying that the 72" bumps would be too wide for the wheelbase of most cars but that emergency vehicles would be able to go over them.

First of all, you mean track, not wheelbase.

And secondly, even a large Freightliner chassis that they'd use for building an ambulance would only have a rear track of 74 inches.  And that measurement is to the center of each of the dual wheels in the back.  With 14ish inches per tire, that means the space between the two rear inner tires should only be 60-some-odd inches.  Wider than a Camry by a couple inches, sure, but it sure as hell is going to smack into a 72" speedbump.

So either the city is wrong about the width of the speedbump or they just berkeleyed up.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/16/22 11:15 a.m.

I'm confused. Most speed bumps go from one side of the street all the way to the other. Track is meaningless when both tires can't help but contact a lump of asphalt that's at a minimum 144" wide. Unless were talking about a table top style bump, in which case wheelbase can be an issue of high-centering.

What am I not seeing?

wae
wae PowerDork
6/16/22 11:19 a.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

Their claim is that the "speed cushion" does not cover the entire lane and should be narrow enough that emergency vehicles would clear it on either side.

eastsideTim
eastsideTim UltimaDork
6/16/22 11:29 a.m.

New hobby - watching stanced cars get stuck on "speed cushions"

Seriously, though, it looks like wide-track vehicles will get affected, but less than narrower ones, based on the picture above, as they'll hit the outer part that isn't too tall.

Changing lanes right when you hit one of those has got to be fun.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/16/22 11:34 a.m.

In reply to wae :

Never seen one of those before. The picture explains it all.

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/16/22 12:20 p.m.

Proposal: We call air bags "Speed Cushions" moving forward.

chandler
chandler UltimaDork
6/16/22 1:20 p.m.
Stampie said:

In reply to Mndsm :

Weird but my ready come back is "I wasn't looking at you I was looking at him."

I usually just wink and nod my head. 50% chance of screaming.

Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
6/16/22 3:02 p.m.

The wife and I are going through a rough time right now.  We are both complicit but after almost 30 years of marriage I would not have thougt we would be here.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
6/16/22 3:23 p.m.

In reply to Aaron_King :

Yep. You'd figure at this point as long as you're both decent human beings, there isn't all that much to get that angry about.

It's better than it was 10-15 years ago, but it's still not smooth sailing.

 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/16/22 6:07 p.m.
Appleseed said:

In reply to wae :

Never seen one of those before. The picture explains it all.

The thing with speed bumps is that they are smoother the faster you go.  I was a little kid riding with the newspaper rep in my paper district, which was a condo/rowhouse development, and he was blasting over the tall speed bumps at like 50 in his Malibu and you only felt the car go thump-thump, didn't jar the chassis much.

NY Nick
NY Nick GRM+ Memberand Dork
6/16/22 6:42 p.m.

Since the start of this pandemic the people on this board have replaced the casual interaction with coworkers that I used to have in the office. 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
6/16/22 9:50 p.m.
Aaron_King said:

The wife and I are going through a rough time right now.  We are both complicit but after almost 30 years of marriage I would not have thougt we would be here.

Aaaaand this was prophetic. Dammit.

 

Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
6/17/22 3:38 p.m.

In reply to Duke :

Sorry man.  After last night things are better, fingers crossed for you two.

barefootcyborg5000
barefootcyborg5000 PowerDork
6/17/22 5:22 p.m.

I was just given a rather rough 99 accord. It runs and drives, but no ac, drivers window doesn't work, interior is bad, and engine light is on. I do t have anywhere to put it without asking someone else. I don't know what to do with it. I'd fee slightly guilty just selling it but not sure why. 
Maybe I get some pictures and offer it up as challenge fodder if anyone is looking for a wild road trip. 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/17/22 7:01 p.m.

I have completely forgotten all emacs commands, and all unix commands except for the very most basic.

Steve_Jones
Steve_Jones Dork
6/17/22 9:00 p.m.
Duke said:
Aaron_King said:

The wife and I are going through a rough time right now.  We are both complicit but after almost 30 years of marriage I would not have thougt we would be here.

Aaaaand this was prophetic. Dammit.

 

I think a lot of long time ones get to that point, it's if you can work through it that matters (obviously). One of the best suggestions I got from a friend was when she was upset to straight out ask "Do you want me to offer ideas, bitch about it with you, or just listen?" It really changed the conversation from an argument to "we are in it together"

NickD
NickD MegaDork
6/17/22 9:05 p.m.

I'm just waiting for the hotlinking pics thread to hit page 4449 so I can blow that page up

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
6/17/22 10:03 p.m.

In reply to NickD :

A worthy quest, to be sure.

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