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    "People just like you," eh? Care to find a...

    "People just like you," eh? Care to find a single quote of me giving her crap for that? Hint: You won't. But hey, feel free to keep tossing out those red herrings as is tradition with you.
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    And what would those roots be? And what would the...

    And what would those roots be? And what would the solutions be? My opinion? Our obesity issues are (A) cultural, but ALSO (B) massively CAUSED by our government, ie corn subsidies, thus high...
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    Agreed. It IS many factors. And really worth...

    Agreed. It IS many factors. And really worth paying closer to attention to. It certainly goes beyond US = Fat & Japan = Not fat, but it's also waaaaaaay over-simplistic to just key in on masks too....
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    We've gone over Japan extensively way back when...

    We've gone over Japan extensively way back when in this thread, but worth revisiting. Hint: Lack of masks aren't exactly our root problem. See below for a clue...

    Fun fakt #2: Japan isn't a...
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    Should gone V70/90 bro. Seriously, that sucks...

    Should gone V70/90 bro. Seriously, that sucks tho. Haven't heard of that problem.

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  6. Congratulations!!! When are you due, bro? ...

    Congratulations!!! When are you due, bro?

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  7. Ha! Just as I thought. Depending on the year of...

    Ha! Just as I thought. Depending on the year of course, the LR and Volvo motors ARE the same thing. https://www.europaparts.com/hvac-blower-motor-lr016627.html Good to know about the possibility of...
  8. I dunno, but ironically mine behaves better in...

    I dunno, but ironically mine behaves better in the winter. When it's cold, the chirping seems to go away for the most part. Weird. I didn't realize noisy blower fans were such a common problem! My...
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    Uhh wut?! @~1:38, the Pfizer CEO douche says...

    Uhh wut?! @~1:38, the Pfizer CEO douche says that the 2 doses of the vaccine offers "very limited protection, if any." Dude's obviously trying to make shareholders happy with that line as he...
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    Oh yeah. He had quite the reputation for a while...

    Oh yeah. He had quite the reputation for a while there with people getting super offended. The disparity between the two personas is freaking hilarious in and of itself.
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    Ah! I see I missed that thread. Glad to see TGR's...

    Ah! I see I missed that thread. Glad to see TGR's got it covered already. Admins can feel free to nuke this redundant thread if so desired.
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    RIP Bob Saget

    1956-2022. Only 65. Dude was WAY funnier than his wholesome, dorky Full House and America's Funniest Home Videos personas would have you believe. Was all time in Entourage.

    Bob Saget, Comic...
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    I wouldn't be so sure about that. That's overall...

    I wouldn't be so sure about that. That's overall true for them while they're young (and under warranty), but in my quest for a project, I've encountered plenty of them that have all sorts of major...
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    The servicing aspect of it may. Depending on what...

    The servicing aspect of it may. Depending on what make/model you have, it can be a royal pain in the dick to deal with repairs. VERY few shops can work on them. If we're talking Tesla, you may not...
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    I complained about a mobo issue almost a decade...

    I complained about a mobo issue almost a decade ago here, but in a nutshell, it was like a 50 cent capacitor on the board that had to be swapped and totally fixed the tub. Reason I was annoyed was...
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    For real. I think they may have been taken over...

    For real. I think they may have been taken over by some of the Newschoolers kids:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgK8p50uLik
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    Just wrapped up Season 2 of the Witcher. Still...

    Just wrapped up Season 2 of the Witcher. Still fun and all, but I noticed a distinct lack of Yennefer's awesome bewbage. Overall it's like they went from a hard R to a light PG-13. What gives?...
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    Pretty much. Car shopping SUUUUUCKS these days....

    Pretty much. Car shopping SUUUUUCKS these days. Used or new. SOOO glad my Volvo's been behaving herself lately or I'd probably cry.

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    This one's still making the rounds. LMAO ...

    This one's still making the rounds. LMAO

    https://img.ifunny.co/images/ac38f6e142e20d1ec7134fa6213215bfb8c98391ac1ef17ea492a5f0fa390ad4_1.jpg

    Alternative versions say stuff like "Still don't...
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    Fair enough. I won't deny that. Just casual...

    Fair enough. I won't deny that. Just casual observation. No data to back it up. Only time will tell on that one as years long studies are taking place I'm sure. I pray I'm wrong and that whole...
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    Here's the irony. That traditional stereotype has...

    Here's the irony. That traditional stereotype has been flipped completely over these last couple of years. Big homeschool community in my neighborhood that my kids play with, so I've enjoyed...
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    Yes. Seems most of are in agreement here. Big...

    Yes. Seems most of are in agreement here. Big difference between a small child and a pre-teen/teen. And FTR, I'm not talking about it being damaging for the kid to wear the mask, but rather them not...
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    Loooong before the Covid era, my wife took early...

    Loooong before the Covid era, my wife took early childhood development classes for her masters. A significant part of a baby's/toddler's/young child's mental development is seeing and recognizing...
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    Looking forward to GL's Rover TR in the wrenching...

    Looking forward to GL's Rover TR in the wrenching thread when he gets to it. It's bout to get real.

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    Frustrating position to be in. Since you seem to...

    Frustrating position to be in. Since you seem to like your Rover, if I were you, I'd go with your option of putting it off til spring so you can DIY it all, and getting a cheap but running beater to...
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    I have a sneaking suspicion that the repairs...

    I have a sneaking suspicion that the repairs needed on his Rover just got REALLY expensive.

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    Oh sunnuva! I feel your pain. That's why we've...

    Oh sunnuva! I feel your pain. That's why we've been down to 1 elderly car for months now. Stay strong, brother. We'll find something... eventually...

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    Thanks for the insight. They seem like a lot of...

    Thanks for the insight. They seem like a lot of fun. Unfortunately seems the car's listing has disappeared overnight. I'm guessing it sold already but guy probably forgot to delete the post until I...
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    Found a local 1970 VW Beetle for a great price....

    Found a local 1970 VW Beetle for a great price. Needs work of course, but how crazy would I be for considering it for a 2nd car local runabout? I figure if I can wrench on a 2000s Audi, a VW should...
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    Makes sense! Unless it's a Dodge, I guess all...

    Makes sense! Unless it's a Dodge, I guess all the kinks should hopefully be worked out a few years into a product cycle. First year models always seem to have tons of recalls. Even from Toyota and...
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    Sadly, you're not wrong. Even something as crappy...

    Sadly, you're not wrong. Even something as crappy as one of those dumb ass Chevy Trax/Buick Encores [shudders] can have some SERIOUS repair bills for dumb stuff.


    Nice! Enjoy the Vulva! And...
  32. Oh, and DEFINITELY read the manga collection if...

    Oh, and DEFINITELY read the manga collection if you end up liking the film. Goes way deeper into the story obviously. Pretty widely available so thankfully not hard to find these days.

    Sent from...
  33. Re: Nausicaa It's worth a purchase. I grew up...

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    It's worth a purchase. I grew up watching it in the 80s, and what's super fun is now my whole family loves it. Glad I have it in my permanent collection where no streaming platform can...
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    Lol. Sounds crazy, but some truth to it. At least...

    Lol. Sounds crazy, but some truth to it. At least with VAG products, parts can be DIRT cheap so if you wrench yourself, it's doable. With my Volvo at least, parts are pricey, but overall a very...
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    Haha. Same. I was damn tempted to roll the dice...

    Haha. Same. I was damn tempted to roll the dice on a used Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio since they depreciated pretty hard a couple years back, but prices have shot up and make it a total deal...
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    I hear ya. I don't know about you, but personally...

    I hear ya. I don't know about you, but personally I was rooting for the comet. #TEAMCOMET!!!

    Earth could use a solid reboot or total snuffing. Either way, we kinda deserve it.
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    They can actually be pretty good! Just make sure...

    They can actually be pretty good! Just make sure to stick with the base model V6, which is good because it's way cheaper to buy AND way more reliable than the turbo 8s. Be prepared for typical VAG...
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    Sadly, I'm not kidding. WTF, BMW?!!! ...

    Sadly, I'm not kidding. WTF, BMW?!!!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJHZx715dQ8
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    100%. The cheerful morning show duo was painfully...

    100%. The cheerful morning show duo was painfully accurate.

    Fun movie and worth a watch. Seems it could have shaved off about 1/2 hour though. Loved the ending!
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    It's all good, Kinnik. If Harry's taught me one...

    It's all good, Kinnik. If Harry's taught me one thing, it's that there's ALWAYS untracked somewhere on the hill. Just gotta know the sekret stashes. Explore and do some bushwhacking. At least you're...
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    What are you talking about? I mean you only have...

    What are you talking about? I mean you only have the VANOS system, brittle plastic timing chain pulleys, oil leaks through alternator brackets,.... oh yeah. You're right.

    Don't get me wrong,...
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    I could be happy with either. Motor wise, the...

    I could be happy with either. Motor wise, the Volvos NA 3.2 inline 6 (which is what's in mine) has proven to be a fantastic, super reliable motor, albeit slow. I'm at about 200K and engine runs good...
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    Aww man. Bummer. Guess I'm glad IMAX tix were...

    Aww man. Bummer. Guess I'm glad IMAX tix were sold out for today then. Haha. Will still catch it, but no rush now I suppose.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEnp3A7juRI
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    Is Spin the Bottle still a thing with teh youths...

    Is Spin the Bottle still a thing with teh youths in this Covid era?

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    Saw a cherry Audi A1 hatchback yesterday. Not...

    Saw a cherry Audi A1 hatchback yesterday. Not gonna lie. I kinda want one. It had Mexican plates which explains the sighting. Damn shame we never got them here. Just might have to import one from...
  47. Sufjan Steven's "Songs for Christmas." Great 5 cd...

    Sufjan Steven's "Songs for Christmas." Great 5 cd box set, but you can stream it here with this playlist too. Merry Christmas, friends!...
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    Classic mono symptoms. You know these things...

    Classic mono symptoms. You know these things STILL exist, right? People think in such binary terms these days: Like it's either covid or not-covid. Mono's no big deal, but there are some WAY...
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    NICE!!! Thank you for keeping the dream alive,...

    NICE!!! Thank you for keeping the dream alive, good sir. Buster's Avant FTMFW!!!
  50. NNNNNNOOOOOOOO!!! It's like they build the entire...

    NNNNNNOOOOOOOO!!! It's like they build the entire vehicle around those things.

    I need to replace the blower at some point in my Volvo at some point. It works but is just annoyingly noisy. Holding...
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