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    Not to get too poliass but I just realized that...

    Not to get too poliass but I just realized that after the government footed about 3 BILLION tax payer dollars to help GM develop and sell the Chevy Volt, they've now decided to scrap that car and...
  2. Neither. Buy it on VHS or Laserdisc for the...

    Neither. Buy it on VHS or Laserdisc for the authentic experience. I vote Laserdisc. ;)

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    What about if you actually got measles as a kid?...

    What about if you actually got measles as a kid? Would your immune system still protect you or has it changed enough over the decades where you're pretty much screwed anyway?
  4. Large screen, dark room, adult beverage of choice...

    Large screen, dark room, adult beverage of choice in hand, great sound system cranked to 11, in solitude with no interruptions... and do not watch when you're tired.

    I like to view it pretty much...
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    Dangit. What annoys me more is that I typically...

    Dangit. What annoys me more is that I typically don't have it done there. I only had it in there for a radio service and thought while it is was in the shop, might as well get them to change my oil...
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    Paying $$$ at the stealership for a synthetic oil...

    Paying $$$ at the stealership for a synthetic oil change and after getting a "engine service required" warning, finding out they overfilled it by probably ~2 quarts. I've already syphoned out over a...
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    Oh yeah. Haha. Sent from my Pixel 3 using TGR...

    Oh yeah. Haha.

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    Oh good. Aisins are typically very reliable. Been...

    Oh good. Aisins are typically very reliable. Been the trans choice of Toyota for decades for good reason. Volvo made the switch some time ago too. Good to know Buick sourced it from them too. Could...
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    Aside from the abruptness of many (not all) of...

    Aside from the abruptness of many (not all) of them, I am leery of the long term reliability. SUPPOSEDLY they're rated for many times more cycles, but have a buddy who's gone through three starters...
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    Good news! You totally can! I posted a link to a...

    Good news! You totally can! I posted a link to a product that does just that a few pages back. Will try and dig it up later. I would definitely want to do that too.

    Personally I think it's a good...
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    When you order car parts and they ship you the...

    When you order car parts and they ship you the wrong parts. And you realize AFTER you're 3/4ths of the way through the job. My first time tackling brake pads/rotors so it's been a learning curve for...
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    https://youtu.be/5Dkgy3wJ8hM Sent from my...

    https://youtu.be/5Dkgy3wJ8hM

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  13. That's badass! Have any soldering tips? That's...

    That's badass! Have any soldering tips? That's def one of my weaknesses but I really want to get better at it. SO many things get thrown away that could be fixed but sadly electronics repair is...
  14. Thread: Trucks.

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    Yeah. That fail was SERIOUSLY cringe-worthy.

    Yeah. That fail was SERIOUSLY cringe-worthy.
  15. I'm probably (ok, definitely) the outlier here,...

    I'm probably (ok, definitely) the outlier here, BUT when I watched Marques Brownlee's video, at the beginning when I saw the truck rolled out I thought it was surely a joke. Thought it was ugly as...
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    "Cool. Finally submitted my project. Time to call...

    "Cool. Finally submitted my project. Time to call it a day! Whew! Man, I'm bushed... Aww, crap." Realizing that I just busted out a nearly 24 hour shift by accident. Been hitting it hard from 4AM...
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    Yup. Gotta love the good ol "clickers." Man,...

    Yup. Gotta love the good ol "clickers." Man, we've come a long way.

    https://metvcdn.metv.com/kDoOW-1447781388-embed-remote_zenith_lazybones.jpg
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    FWIW, Home Depot's running some legit pre-Black...

    FWIW, Home Depot's running some legit pre-Black Friday sales right now. Just picked up a 1/2" Husky torque wrench for $50 and metric/SAE deep impact socket sets for mega cheap today:...
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    Ah, so THAT must be the famous powder skirt that...

    Ah, so THAT must be the famous powder skirt that was causing such an uproar a little while back. I see! Hmmm. (Did that classic GS thread get nuked? I can't seem to find it for reference)
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    While my kids may not know exactly what it was...

    While my kids may not know exactly what it was like to live pre vs post various technologies, I've had fun teaching them at least WHAT many of these things were. For example, my kids have gotten to...
  21. Meanwhile in Billings: ...

    Meanwhile in Billings:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWT65n3xAxk
  22. Or checking! I swear, half the guys who did that...

    Or checking! I swear, half the guys who did that to me when playing hockey probably just didn't know how to stop and I just happened to be in their way. Right?
  23. FWIW, my local rink suggests to sign up at...

    FWIW, my local rink suggests to sign up at https://www.learntoskateusa.com/ to get hooked up with a local course near you if that's something you'd be into. Local rink says they have lessons for...
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    Ok, last week's episode has to go down as one of...

    Ok, last week's episode has to go down as one of the best. Might even supplant one of my top 6. Haven't laughed that hard in a while. Go watch this one NOW!
    "Board Girls" (S23E07)...
  25. Doesn't have to cost much more than rentals...

    Doesn't have to cost much more than rentals either! I found mine at Play It Again. Brand new pair of Bauer hockey skates (that just so happened to fit like a glove) they had listed for like $20 and...
  26. Thank you! That's it. Was trying to figure out...

    Thank you! That's it. Was trying to figure out how to say that, but that's it in a nutshell.
  27. Since you likely have good balance being that...

    Since you likely have good balance being that you've surfed, skateboarded, skied, etc., you shouldn't have too much trouble with ice skating. First time on the rink was with some friends who rented...
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    The new "Mustang" EV. Thing's a goddam travesty....

    The new "Mustang" EV. Thing's a goddam travesty. I saw an interview with the one of the design big wigs talking about how they literally designed the interior around purse storage and yoga bags.
    ...
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    OMG that's genius! Can't believe I've never...

    OMG that's genius! Can't believe I've never thought of that. And here the rest of us have been hand-cranking like a bunch of suckers. No more! Thanks for the idea!
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    Ha! Never fails, huh? Wife's always like "How...

    Ha! Never fails, huh? Wife's always like "How long do you think that might take?" I'm always WAY over-confident and am like "Psh. Prolly like 5 minutes." ...a day later I'm still messing around with...
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    Hahaha. True story! Last time I went over to his...

    Hahaha. True story! Last time I went over to his condo, he must've had half a dozen beautiful snow goddesses feeding him grapes, showering him with wine, rubbing him down with olive oil and honey,...
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    That's what's hilarious. It technically is one of...

    That's what's hilarious. It technically is one of the deadliest highways in the country, but it's not really the road itself. It's all the morans out there that make it so. The road is really not...
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    Man, ain't that the truth?! No shame in...

    Man, ain't that the truth?! No shame in utilizing them. Weird how few people actually do, though. Even as a local, I'd use them all the time when someone came up behind me and wanted to go faster...
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    For real. Anybody who hates on Lenny really owes...

    For real. Anybody who hates on Lenny really owes it to themselves to at least check out those early albums before passing judgment. If they STILL don't like it, then fine, but any time I revisit his...
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    That's pretty great. Dude is pretty much the...

    That's pretty great. Dude is pretty much the definition of cool. I think the haters probably don't like him because of his few tunes that got WAAAAY overplayed. Back in the day I gave his full albums...
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    Which one? Thanks to the help here, I ended up...

    Which one? Thanks to the help here, I ended up with a Pixel 3 and have been extraordinarily happy with it. Reviewers were big fans of it too, but now those same peeps are really talking a lot of...
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    Bingo. One of the reasons I lust after a La...

    Bingo. One of the reasons I lust after a La Cornue range. Some models have BOTH. Dual ovens with one side gas, the other electric. That's the ticket if you ask me, BUT reserved for when I hit the...
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    Seriously. Having to think 10 steps ahead just to...

    Seriously. Having to think 10 steps ahead just to avoid some lighthearted, casual conversation? Sheesh. Guy must be fun at parties.
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    Here's artist from Melbourne that I wasn't really...

    Here's artist from Melbourne that I wasn't really familiar with before today. Kind of digging it! Saw a live video of him too and dude's actually rocking the didgeridoo while strumming his guitar....
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    Haha. I should have just to mess with her. ...

    Haha. I should have just to mess with her. ANOTHER one of our coworkers can be similarly bad. A guy about the same age, who also has no life (no kids either) and hardcore workaholic will often...
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    This is a list of my e-mails from my workaholic...

    This is a list of my e-mails from my workaholic superior/coworker. This is NOT an exaggeration:
    Ms. Workaholic - Sunday 3:03 PM
    Ms. Workaholic - Sunday 6:30 PM
    Ms. Workaholic - Sunday 11:15 PM...
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    That is the WORST. You work your balls off, just...

    That is the WORST. You work your balls off, just to get harassed about invoicing. There is NO pleasing these people.

    These are usually the same dorks who say everyone needs to give "110%." And...
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    I know, right?! Sent from my Pixel 3 using TGR...

    I know, right?!

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    Workaholic bosses and co-workers. Technology has...

    Workaholic bosses and co-workers. Technology has made them unprecedentedly annoying. Seems that everywhere I've worked, you always got that person who's e-mailing and now texting all through the...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waAlgFq9Xq8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waAlgFq9Xq8
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    Fedex driver stopped by and my incontinent,...

    Fedex driver stopped by and my incontinent, geriatric dog thinking she's still tough wants to bark at the door. One big bark and a perfectly round turd pops out with such perfect timing I had to...
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    Ohhhhh yeah! THAT'S it. Those actors are awesome...

    Ohhhhh yeah! THAT'S it. Those actors are awesome and absolutely nailed these roles. Whereas I can barely even remember the other performances. Perfect assessment, neckdeep.

    Rorschach in prison was...
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    See Bobby's answer below: The R63 AMG is...

    See Bobby's answer below:



    The R63 AMG is THE answer for the ultimate minivan alternative. Personally, I'd probably be leaning toward the Cadillac CTS-V wagon with the 6MT though, but I'm a big...
  49. Bingo. Now that the smug has waned, they've...

    Bingo. Now that the smug has waned, they've become much more appealing to me as well. One of my best friends used to be SO pious when he got his back in like 2004. He's still rocking that old car and...
  50. Ohhhhhh... THAT kind of rabbit. I see.

    Ohhhhhh... THAT kind of rabbit. I see.
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