Friday, November 4, 2016

Coffee Brake: Off Topic

Happy Friday -- time for another off topic episode of Coffee Brake. Go ahead, discuss anything you'd like -- ask questions, answer questions, or gripe about politics. 


31 comments:

  1. Politics?!?

    Please, no. I come here to escape the political chatter (which is pretty much everywhere else).

    -Stan (the calm, cool, swave and deboner Stan...)

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    1. Stan for President! Not you Stan the other up-tight one.

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    2. Your election has been providing a lot of entertainment for us north of the border. Our elections in Canada are boring by comparison. SNL has been doing a great job.

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    3. If I could vote in your elections, I would have voted for this candidate for Parliment:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG6fhub9HDQ

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  2. How cool of a bicycle hauler would this be?
    Tailgate down with the bikes mounted in the back.
    Too bad about the title
    caddy

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  3. Why do u-pull lots have core charges? The admission they charge is crap, as well. I hope they run themselves out of business already. I might as well bring them a truckload of "cores" since they seem to think scrap AC compressors are worth $10 and another 6 for the clutch.

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    1. Never heard of core charges at a u-pull or admission fee. Where are you located? What I have noticed over the last few years is a number of yards have closed up/disappeared or no longer offer the ability to pull your own parts. I am in Vancouver, BC.

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    2. Dayton, Ohio. They're like that here, Cinci, and a whole slew of other places according to what I've read online.

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    3. I also pay small Core charges at U-Pulls here in Canada. Not sure how they are set. I wonder if it is legislated to encourage recycling. Of course, in the case of U-Pull, we are doing the ultimate pro-environmental act, we are reusing.

      I have to say that my local Standard Auto Parts U-Pull is a great place. No entry fee. Computerized location service. Wheelbarrows provided. Super friendly prices. Late-season "all you can carry, one price" days (although I am beyond that, these days). Anyway, I keep my 2003-2005 fleet running happily thanks to U-Pull. I have never had a bad day at that yard!

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  4. SENSATIONALIST NEWS

    Is Daily Turismo dying?

    Commenting at record lows!

    TONIGHT AT 7PM.

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    1. Is that you, K2?

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    2. Did K2 just comment on his own comment...a self shout out? Meta to a new extreme.

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    3. Let me check. Anonymous do you think that BMW's M division is epic?

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    4. He left after a really pointless argument about BMW's and has never posted since...or he died. Who knows, I do hope that he is OK, and I personally would like to see him return, he started some great discussions here. I would also like to see some other old regular's return like Dr. Del, etc...

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    5. Any idea when his last post was? A brief googling doesn't reveal much activity from him in the last year and a half.

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    6. He posted on my personal blog back in May when one of my dog's died, so he's still alive.

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    7. We need to host the blog equivalent of a telethon (a blogathon?) to raise funds to save the K2s!

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    8. There's a theory that K2 was actually playing an elaborate game with friends in which they go on comment-a-paloozas on random websites, and see how long it takes to discover each other's new hangout. Then they move on to the next...victims, er... patrons? Anyway, only a theory, feel free to discuss amongst yourselves.

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    9. yeah but... how many different topics can you go that far down the rabbit hole and not have your brain explode - i mean, the thing with the... whatever it was, where we named all the cars that had whatever - i dunno - it was like getting a visit from a manic grouchy unicorn - after he was gone, we had no idea what we saw or if it was real, but there was this feeling of calm and bits of rainbow crusted... like, earwax or something

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  5. For those of you that miss him, he has his own blog now--it's not hard to find. I know he and his other three posters would like to hear from you.

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  6. Hi folks! Long time, no typey-type.

    I do drop by DT occasionally, though it's been a looooong time and I hardly ever comment anymore. I hope you all are well, happy and wearing a plethora of gold chains to accessorize your matching grillz.

    Your comments are 100% true. All of them. Good, bad and everything in between. I'm not even going to make the tired old joke, "Or, are they....?" 'Cuz they are.

    For those of you in the know and that care, I sold my Shadowagon recently. That was one of the best, if not the, cars I've ever owned. Certainly the longest; twelve years and it wasn't the most interesting or exciting but still; a landmark for me. That's a lifetime in DTer years, which is like 7 to 1 or something.

    There's a great topic of discussion there, El Jefe; "What's the longest time you've owned a car and what model was it?"

    Oops, there I go again. I'm not supposed to be contributing to DT. Mouth zipper; closed! No Gimp jokes, please.

    El Jefe, Gianni and Bobinott know how to get a hold of me, so shoot me a line!

    If I don't get a chance, I wish all of you a happy, happy New Year. I hope it's full of the smell of oil, fuel, rusty old car parts, new car interior, scraped knuckles, seeing red, regrets and all of the wonderful things that go along with the rabid car enthusiasm celebrated here on DT.

    Okay. Time to go. Gotta check my list; got my lance, horse is ready to go, windmill map, crazed look in my eye...I'm ready to go back out into the vast desert that is the Interwebz.

    "Life as it is. I've lived for over 40 years and I've seen life as it is; pain, misery and cruelty beyond belief. I've heard all the voices of God's noblest creature; moans from bundles of filth in the street. I've been a soldier and a slave. I've seen my comrades fall in battle or die more slowly under the lash in Africa. I've held them in my arms at the final moment. These were men who saw life as it is, yet they died despairing. No glory, no brave last words, only their eyes, filled with confusion, questioning "Why?" I do not think they were asking why they were dying, but why they had ever lived. When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams; this may be madness, to seek treasure where there is only trash. Too much sanity may be madness! And maddest of all; to see life as it is and not as it should be!" - MdC

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    1. ah, senor K2-te! - all good, considering there's not the least thing can be said or done, but people will talk and find fault - but fortunately... estás en tu casa, donde eres señor della, como el rey de sus alcabalas

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    2. Props, BayQueSy. And though our wives may have something to say on the matter, very insightful, as usual.

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    3. fascinating article about Einstein as Don Quixote i've just read - thought you might enjoy it - When Einstein Tilted at Windmills - in Nautilus, a quite excellent science magazine

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    4. Whoa. Neat article, much of it waaaay over my head. Never heard of Besso, will have to look into his history further. Funny, I was just in Princeton and there was a copy of the "The Castle" in my bug-out bag. Very fourth-dimensional...?

      Thanks for the linky! It was far from stinky.

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    5. Oh, and I just read the comment above about DT dying. I never wrote that.

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