Friday, March 6, 2015

Coffee Brake: Will The First Time Callers Please Stand Up

Back when folks listened to terrestrial radio, there was a phrase that you'd hear on the radio that went something like "long time listener, first time caller here".  It was a way for callers to suck up to the host (I've been listening to your show since I was a fetus and the audio quality really got much better after I was born) but at the same time excuse any f-bombs they might drop while on the air, and is a natural segue into whatever topic they might want to discuss.  Today, I am looking for any first time callers to hit reply below and introduce yourself.  Go ahead.  We won't bite.


I'd like to request that regular contributors step back and let new people take a stab at the comments.  Go ahead, ask me (or CFlo, Hunsbloger, Kaibeezy, & PhiLOL) any question you'd like.

48 comments:

  1. I'd just like to thank K2 for hiring Vince and the rest to make this lovely site. They are worth whatever you pay them. Especially Kaibeezy.

    ~ Kaibeezysmom

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    1. KBZ's mom,
      Thank you for making an appearance and molding the beez into the great kid we all know and love today.
      Vince

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    2. He truly is a lovely fellow. No disagreement here! Though he insisted on displaying how he could pirouette multiple times during his initial interview. I found that extremely odd. But then I got to know him and realized that's just an everyday occurrence.

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  2. What is the Daily Turismo? Are K2, Mqwang, and the rest part of the staff? Or just overly active members of this finest community in this greatest country on God's Green Earth?

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    1. timbuck2,
      The staff of DT is; Vince (me), CFlo, Hunsbloger, Kaibeezy & PhiLOL. It is important to point out that Kaibeezy and PhiLOL made the jump from readers to contributors in a haphazard manner.

      K2, Mrkwong, etc are regular commenters who are slowly being absorbed into the collective.

      -Vince

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    2. Thanks for the reply.

      It's always enjoyable to browse a site and see really unique cars for sale in my backyard (southern california). Keep it up.

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    3. I am...mrkwong! Now you know my true secret.

      [img]http://butterbeliever.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/mind-blown-thumb-300x300.jpg[/img]

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    4. Excuse me..

      (sniffs armpits)

      Yeah, I'm still me, and only me.

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    5. But are you sure? Are you really sure...

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  3. Hi. Love the witty banter and insight by all participants and DT officials to daily turismo worthy rides. Some of the titles are downright coffee snorting out the nose amusing. Keep up the good work! Keep real and not pretentious like that other site. Only complaint is see about hunting down more eastern rides... I can at least dream of adding to the stable. O-H-I-O! Rides: Chevy 2500-work. Bmw 540i touring - kid hauler that hauls. Porsche 1990 928GT - the sportiest of 928's - "go super fast daddy!" Couple m/c's for good measure. Thanks again for the off humor! BTW, wife LOVED the sir-mix-a-lot Production. Best post ever!

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    1. pcar928gt -- Thank you for the kind words, and I agree that there are not enough east coast and mid west rides. Part of the problem is the location of most of the staff and some of our prolific tippers. My suggestion is to hit us up with a few candidates from your local craigslist and maybe we can get some more momentum to the east.
      Thanks,
      -Vince

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    2. Ahem, FTB has now submitted 3-4 cars from middle TN, with nary a one making the cut. Just sayin.

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    3. That ain't right. Not right at all. That stinks! Sorry to hear that FTB. What were they, pray tell?

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    4. FTB -- funny you should mention that...because I do have the Saab Aero in the queue.

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    5. Cool! I thought I had a decent idea of what floated your boats, but if I was off the mark, I was gonna ask for alternate suggestions.

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    6. You didn't suggest one of these, did you? Oh no no no.

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  4. You don't want to know even more about me. Even I know that. And if I have tell Vince and the crew that they're doing an absolutely spectacular job one more time, I'm gonna hurl. Most likely all over your shoes. And those are nice kicks, so I'll curb my enthusiasm (sure).

    [img]http://www.lastwordonnothing.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/dunce-cap1.jpg[/img]

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  5. I gotta question! How did the DT get started and how were each of the staff members added (time, circumstance). Also, where do you see DT going in the future? Are you going to try to keep it the same or will you continue to add more lifestyle/interest features (the post about Radio Shack, for instance)? Oops, that might have been more than one question. So sue me; call my lawyers at Dewey, Cheatem & Howe.

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    1. I'd also like to know what is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow, while you're at it. Thank you kindly.

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    2. wait! - K2... are you Ray? - that would explain quite a lot - if so, sorry about Tom, what a personality he had

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    3. @K2MC - "What do you mean? An African or European swallow?"

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    4. Kaibeezy,

      Some call me mystery man. Others know me as the shadow dweller. Others call me Secret Peter. Where is he hiding? In a shoe? In a bush? In a cupboard? In a lane? No. He is inside yourself.

      Some call me Miraculous Mark, diviner of mysteries. Others know me as Domino the bounty hunter. Some call me chili chicken ramen. I am sometimes called peppercorn (by the Dutch). Some call me Cillit Bang.

      I GO BY MANY NAMES! But you can call me K2 Mystery Car!

      Holy Toledo, do you know how long I've waited to post that? It's inconceivable!

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      Bobinott,

      How do know so much about swallows?

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    5. DT live auctions!!!!!

      (and we need a celebrity to buy a car off here)

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    6. K2 -- your question about how DT started is a good one. I will give you a quick overview. I started DT in 2012, added CFlo within a few weeks (we've known each other for years - he is a stand up guy and one of my best buds) and then convinced the recalcitrant Hunsbloger to start writing (another fellow I've known through several decades - his car knowledge is incredible with certain marques/models). Kaibeezy was a reader/commenter/tipper who started contributing great tips & comments, and eventually was folded into the crew - his help with graphics and general business ideas are priceless. PhiLOL was another reader who started as a tipper and then started writing stories. I published them, he wrote more, his style is fantastic, his sense of humor beyond reproach, and eventually I gave him keys to the site (so to speak). It has been an entirely organic growth and I can tell you that nothing on this thrill ride was planned out ahead of time.

      Where is it going in the future? I have no idea. Well, that isn't true. I have some ideas. Many of them are insane. Some might actually work. Others are destined for the oil drain pan.

      I don't see the site as a static piece of work and I expect it will change, grow, mature, and get better with time. Will it look like it does today in 5 years? Yes and no. Mostly no. Expect change and be surprised if it keeps the same flavor.

      Last thing -- the reason I started this site is simple: I felt that the other folks who blogged about used cars for sale where doing a disservice to their readers. Of the various sites, some were lazy, some incompetent, others downright dishonest, but most importantly -- they didn't deliver on the promise of "the best deals for the reader." In the end they always catered to the seller, probably because the seller was the person who was willing to pay to get their offerings in front of the reader (buyer) in a positive light. I aim to change that. I want to break up the monopoly on poor used car blogging services and I want to deliver a service that is win-win-win for the buyer-seller-&-reader alike.

      Also, I love custom El Caminos.

      -Vince
      DT E-i-C.

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    7. Thanks for your reply, Vince! Veeeery interesting. I shall cogitate further and I'm sure I'll have more questions, such as how do you delegate who does which posts and how do you monetize?

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  6. Must. Resist. Posting.

    Nope. Can't do it.

    Vince's motivating impetus is quite valid, IMO. The witty prose and impeccable variety of offerings drew me in pretty much immediately. Of course, the fact that your post on the second time I visited was my dream car-that I subsequently bought almost immediately-didn't hurt one bit. No other site is even close to your humor, variety, wit, intelligence, etc etc. I find it most interesting that the other site has been increasingly cribbing your posts, and has changed their format and even their car choices, ostensibly because of DT.

    I've told y'all before but I will repeat it for the newbies: DT is my first visit when I grab my phone in the morning, no joke. I know I am going to be entertained by the writing, intrigued by the vehicle, educated by the commenters (seriously, these commenters are freaking encyclopedic) and, hell, maybe even utterly fail to talk myself out of buying the daily feature. DT is like a group of old friends, just talking cars and stuff. It is a little piece de cielo for me and I love it.

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    1. First and foremost, I'm a reader of DT and one of its biggest fans. Doc, I learned early on, that I must first swallow my coffee before reading your comments. Failing to do so, turns my nasal passages into an unwilling coffee recycling device!

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    2. Couldn't have said it better myself

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    3. Thanks for the kind words doc. It seems that we've formed a little family in this strange corner of the web, and I'm sure if I ever need a bullet wound sewed up, I'd hop on the next flight to Florida and get the doc to fix me up in his garage and we all have a beer and laugh about it later.

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    4. Eww and +1(again)!

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  7. Hallo! Checking in from DC. Been listening for about a year now, and resolve to call in often, from here on out. Love the daily mail/cars/craziness.

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    1. jimdrivers -- Welcome to the site and feel free to jump into the fray when people start discussing cars. More is always merrier.
      -Vince
      DT Editor-in-Chief

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    2. Or marry her more, your pick.

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    3. Tried the marry thing twice already; think I'll stick with merry from here on out... Good times.

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  8. Love this place. Always the first site i visit every other hour of the day. Great bunch of guys who have been very kind in the recent past. For that im eternally greatfull.

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    1. William -- send us an update on your family shop when it gets rebuilt/fixed/replaced. -Vince

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  9. Hi everyone! Been checking out this site for a few months now and I cannot believe how much I have learned both from the posts and the comments. I have had quite a few cars in the past including 3 hearses, a few motorcycles and a lot of junk. Currently driving a 07 Ford Freestyle (slow CVT transmission) and a 09 Toyota Sienna. Also looking for a project for my sons and I to work on but as we live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan we have to wait until June for the snow to melt, haha.

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    1. Hello, FTFM! How do you like your Sienna?

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    2. FTFM,
      I'm always amazed at how much I learn in the comments too. For the Nov-June season, I suggest you get something like this Chevy Tracker on tracks.

      -Vince

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    3. Some guys go ice fishing, others go into their pole barn with a jato-style kerosene heater an unlimited supply of beer and welding rods, only to emerge in the spring to show their friends and family what they've been up to in there all winter long. Sometimes its a chevy powered snowblower, other times its a wheedwhacker powered margarita maker..

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    4. Hi K2, the Sienna has worked out really well for us! The only problem that we have is the lack of traction in the winter, we do not have snow tires on it but we have not had to have snow tires on any of the other minivans in the past. Snow tires will be a need for next season though!

      That is a great option Vince but it won't fit my family! I want this instead!
      [img]http://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/178698/178698_Front_3-4_Web.jpg[/img]

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    5. Hunsbloger, I didn't want you to feel left out by not replying above, there are some people up here that only come out of the woods every 3 or 4 months or so. When you see them at Walmart you almost want to ask what they do out in the woods but you are too afraid of what their answer may be. I have also drove down one particular road by Ralph Mi and counted 7 different gun blinds facing the road. Just a little paranoid, haha!
      This is a real picture taken in Kingsford Michigan!
      [img]http://boxelder.edifax.com/public_html/bike_delivery.jpg[/img]

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    6. Yoobetcha! I decided to move back to CA from MI and teach them how to properly pronounce "pasty".

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  10. Well, I rarely comment so guess it's ok if I jump in. I've followed the site for a couple years, even got COW once (what an honor) and prefer the vehicles, people etc above other sites I check out. I've owned a variety of cars and trucks .. Currently have motorcycles, Subarus , ex-cop crown Vic (few go fast mods) and a jeep. Kinda find myself filling the garage with old Mercedes, air cooled VW's , Miata and whatever else catches my eye.
    Living in the mountains of NC I lean towards stuff on my side of the country. I see doc del and others are on the east side of the country. Maybe I should FTB's lead and submit stuff I find.

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