landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|3 days 6 hours ago||I knew someone like that once||
except it was on a beat up CJ7 and the other car was a Rolls Royce. He had a Phantom
|3 days 6 hours ago||sorry if already posted||
on a phone hiding from kids on throne, time is limited. Here's my favorite:
If it has tits or wheels, it will give you problems
|4 days 7 hours ago||If I ever do go to the Masters||
I'm going to become a woodsman and never leave. I will become nocturnal, and never seen by society again, and I will never leave the property. People will speak of me as a sasquatch or Yeti and I will build an underground stronghold in one of the hillsides. I will live off of juniper berries and pine needle soup, and wash in Raes creek.
|1 week 5 hours ago||My Wife had three of them||
The first Taurus was bought by her parents so she'd have a reliable car to drive to and from college, the first Escape was her law school graduation gift (I financed) and the2nd Escape we got because the first Escape had 98 k miles on it, was 4 years old (driving to political events all over the staes adds up the miles), and she had a job where a candidate for Lt. Governor rode in her car a lot (and she put 40k miles on it during that campaign alone). I had my F-150 for 9 yrs
(and dont talk to me about using her personal (and brand new) car as a mule for those slimy motherbleepers. I love my wife, she has a passion, end of story.
And if we're being hyperspecific it was 2001-2015 (when we sold Escape 2) and 4 cars for 2 people in 14 years...Im sorry, what was the question again?
|1 week 7 hours ago||We were a Ford family as well||
when I was born we had a Ford van, then we got another Ford van. The farm trucks we had were Fords. My Dad (who grew up in Ferndale in the 50s and 60s) HATED GMs for many reasons (he was a believer in built in obsolescence).
As I set out on my own, my wife and I became Ford people. We had a good relationship with a salesman at a nearby Ford dealership, who was friends with her Father. I didnt trust him, but he also knew I wasnt a sheep. we had a mutual respect. From 2001-2011 we went through 4 different Fords purchased from him (2 Escapes, a Taurus and an F-150).
With my wifes last Escape (a 2011) we had problems with the AC system. Apparently, on those models, the method for removing the mositure from the system produced by the AC was a "desscant bag" which amounted to a heavy-ish cardboard "bag" full of dessicant crystals (similar to the silica crystals you might find in a shoebox). Welp, because the made the "bag" out of cardboard, and its main job was to deal with moisture, the cardboard eventually molds, and then breaks. This releases the dessicant cryatals into the AC system, and rots the entire system out from the inside. The repair job was anywhere from $1800-$2600.
In my research, i found out a number of people had this issue. Ford knew about this issue and didnt issue a recall because it didnt affect safety. This issue affected us in 2014. We had purchaed the vehicle 42 months earlier. Unfortunately, my wife had a job for a couple of those years that required a lot of drivving 9which is why we got her a new car, safety, reliability etc), and we also moved from Cleveland to Columbus and did a lot of shuttling back and forth, so we were already knocking on the 100k door. We were wout of warranty due to mileage.
I went to the dealer. I went to corporate. iIargued that the mileage doesnt affect the AC system, and since we were withing 48 months, and were loyal customers, they should at least cut me a break on the repairs. They wouldnt budge.
I will never buy a Ford again.
|1 week 2 days ago||jr. high baskeball||
James Posey went to another school in our conference. It wasn't even fair. He whooped up on us all the way thru HS (my career ended after 8th grade)
Crazy thing was, he wasn't even the best player at the time. There was another player, a year older, who was considerably better than Posey. He would've made the Association as well, but some poor choices, bad grades and multiple baby mommas derailed that train. So, at the end of the day, it was Posey.
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm sick of||
Steph Curry, and the media fawning over him as if he's the greatest player ever, already
|1 week 6 days ago||all I can think||
is that on 50 years someone new to NBA fandom might see this and think Steph was better than Jordan, at least for 1 year, and that's hogwash. Malone in 1997 only happened because it was a cute story. In 1990 Magic won over Jordan even though Jordan went for 34/7/7. In 1987 Jordan finished third to Magic and Larry who both submitted career years, mainly because Jordan "didn't know how to win yet". That's three Jordan didnt win on top of the 5 that he did. All this vote means is that media members have more accountability now than they used to have and are less able to hide behind lazy tropes to give votes to less deserving candidates.
The most egregious example of this, and the year Jordan came closest to being unanimous MVP was 1996, when two voters rated Penny Hardaway MVP for keeping Orland respectable after Shaq left, even though it was Jordan's first full season back from baseball and he elevated the a Bulls team that won 55 games the year prior by 17 (!) victories, and led the first 70 win team in NBA history.
Another dirty little secret, outside of the top 4 teams in the West, the conference was no where near as tough as it has been in recent years and I'd say the East in 1995-6 was deeper and tougher 1-8 than the West was this season.
Full disclosure: I grew up a Cavs fan. There is no player I "hated" more in my youth than Jordan. I still like the Cavs now, but when LBJ left in 2010 it turned me off of the NBA as a whole (still watched every game of the grueling 2010-11 season), and my NBA fandom is no longer at the level that it used to be, even with LBJs return. Now I follow along on Twitter mostly, hope for good things, but don't devote much time or effort to my fandom. LBJs departure opened my eyes to How little regard NBA players have for fans, and more specifically I realized that, for the most part, unless you happen to root for a team in a "glamor" market, your ceiling is hoping to catch lightning in a bottle every 10 years or so. Randomly this realization has also increased my level of respect for Tim Duncan, but he's an anomaly.
Tl;dr...just because it was unanimous doesn't mean it was historic, and I'd take quite a few of Jordan's MVP years over Stephs 8 days a week (and even some of the ones where he didn't win)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||well, between the ages of 7-11||
I got paid $2 an hour to steer the tractor that pulled the hay wagon through the hay fields while it was loaded behind me for 2 weeks every summer. I didn't have the leg strength to depress the clutch so my Dad would have to run up from behind and hop on the tractor when it was time to stop (obviously, you go reeeeeal slow when loading bales on a wagon). My first job where I had to fill out a W-4 was as a bus boy at Dinks Restaurant in Chagrin Falls, OH when I was 13. $4.25 an hour and the worst part (other than hefting leaky 70 pound garbage bags full of un-eaten food stuffs into a dumpster) was the 4 mile bike ride (uphill both ways, lol) to get there and back.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||my cousin||
was a caddy at Red Run in the early 90s. Small world
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Had those in the 80s||
got them at Dunhams in Berkeley (least I think it was Berkeley. It was within bike riding distance of my Aunt & Uncle's house in Berkeley at least. i was visiting from Ohio). Cool story bro
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||1978 Olds Cutlass Supreme||
By the time I got it is was 18 years old and leaky. Every time I stopped for gas I had to check the oil. One time it was close to 2 AM and I was driving my girlfriend (at the time) home after a night out. I stopped at the gas station nearest her house before dropping her off (probably shouldve waited until after, but she wanted to get some gum or whatever as well).
Old people like me may remember those cars had the gas cap behind the rear license plate. So, I put the hose in, locked the latch, and proeeded to pop my hood to check my oil. My oil was a bit low so I went in to buy a quart. As I was putting the oil in, my girlfriend started talkinig about how she was going to be late, lets go yadda yadda. I finished with the oil, closed the hood, tossed the paper funnel and got back in the car. Started 'er up and drove away. About 3 feet later there was a big "KA THUNK" and I felt a jerk coming from behind.
I forgot to take the gas hose out of the back of the car. Luckily it was a breakaway hose and gas was not spewing all over the place. I took the hose out of the filler neck, set it on the ground, looked around and made sure no employees saw me, and GTF outta there.
My girlfriend was howling. For the rest of our dating life, every time I got gas, she mentioned it.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||yes but||
Ill give them credit for the Butch & Sundance reference
|4 weeks 4 days ago||my vote||
OSU marching band. Best damn band in the land my pattoutie
|6 weeks 9 hours ago||I grew up on||
a 600 acre apple farm. One of the "farm trucks" was a 1982 Chevy Luv truck (think S-10 sized) with a 1.8L diesel, and a manual transmission. Starting about the time I was 14 or so, my Dad would drive it down to the house at the end of his work day and the ask me to go park it in the barn for him. He never cared that what should have been a 5 minute trip always took me about 45.
Second place comes in the form of the fleet of 80s Chevettes that were owned by a pizza shop I worked at in college. Nice thing was the owner of the pizza shop also owned about half of the other businesses in the small college town, and the pizza mobiles were unmistakable. The police didnt bother us much. I even got let go after getting pulled over doing 51 in a 25 right through the middle of downtown Bowling Green one morning aroundt 2.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Georgia...Satellite||
I wonder if anyone will have say to Urban "dont gimme no lines and keep your hands to yourself"
|10 weeks 23 hours ago||he's not an NFL reporter||
so he doesn't understand the power of The Shield (TM). Oakland is still in play
|10 weeks 1 day ago||additionally||
I think, as a former player, you learn to distrust the media to a certain degree. Or, at the very least you learn quickly that they dont care a whit about you, so you keep your guard up around them. Also, keep in mind the NY media wasn't exactly kind to him when he played for the NYG
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I dont generally wish||
ill will upon people. Especially not in sports. But I want him to suffer, poor broke and lonely for the rest of his life. Maybe its the spoiled rich kid angle. Maybe its because Ive been hurt by addicts in the past. Maybe its his punchable face...I hope he lives a long life, well into his 70s...and I hope the entire time he has to scrounge for substandard wages, feeling the pain most Americans feel each and every day, just trying to scrape out enough of an existence to pay the freaking kids orthodontist bill so they can finally get the danged things removed. If theres one person in the world who deserves no good fortune at all, its this guy.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||at this point||
with so many different groups of decision makers who demonstrated mental acuity both before and after they spent time in Berea, I have to believe there is something in the water that makes them stupid for the time they are in charge of the Browns. Lead perhaps?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||what I didnt know until the 3rd episode||
Courtney B. Vance was Ron Jones in Hunt For Red October (which I watched last night for the 13,672,458th time). And he is KILLING IT as Cochran
|11 weeks 4 days ago||MIKE JONES||
oh wait, Butch...dammit
|12 weeks 5 days ago||My first ever||
Michigan jersey came from Moe's. We were in Michigan for a family 2 week camping epic, going up one side of the state and down the other with stops in E. Tawas, Mackinac, Charlevoix, Torch Lake, Sleeping Bear, etc. I was 9 and told that if I wasn't a complete P.I.T.A for the trip, i could get the jersey I had been pining for since the previous Christmas. A few times during the trip I was "reminded" that we could easily pass Ann Arbor by on the way from Grand Rapids to Oak Park, and that straightened me right out.
We first went to the M-Den and they didnt have the exact jersey I wanted. They were nice enough to call over to Moes, who said they had a bunch of "last seasons" jerseys left over, just not on display. They'd be happy to search what they had for us.
For some reason I still remember the sales lady having to crawl around on the floor opening those huge (at least they seemed to be at the time) wooden drawers they have below the shelves, trying to find me #23 (or, as I called it, "a Jamie Morris jersey").
God bless Moe's.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I was reading your post||
and all of the sudden, I noticed you made an error. Elude means to evade, allude means to refer to. No big deal, its a mute point anyhow. I personally find grammar nazis mind bottling , so even though Im being "that guy" I feel conflicted about it. For all intensive purposes, its much of due about nothing. Normally, I could care less, so I probably should of ignored it.
|13 weeks 20 hours ago||a guy||
I went all the way through elementary and high school with works for the WWE as part of the advance team. He's an OSU alum. When I found out they were going to be in town, and since he's friends with Ric Flair (lifelong dream for the guy, loved him in the 80s, but I digress)I asked him if he could get me Harbaughs autograph via FB. His response was NSFW but he admitted it's killing him that his hero (Flair) is a Michigan fan
|13 weeks 21 hours ago||I'd take 2||
one for me and one for my son.
|13 weeks 21 hours ago||I have no idea||
I didn't know there were so many characters in Pokemon. But the Ohio State guy had a "free tattoos" sign so whoever wrote this wins the internet today
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I wish||
John coached for any team but the Ravens. Can you folks petition the Fords or something? I'd send a letter to Jimmah Haslam, but he's to busy, what with federal indictments and all
|13 weeks 4 days ago||all that notwithstanding||
I've always wondered how in the H-E- double hockey sticks does an electrician for Ford have that kind of jack to throw around? I need THAT job
(I know he was a bookie or something but jeebus, thats a lot of spare change to have around)
|13 weeks 4 days ago||not much to add||
but out of all the books I was assigned to read over my academic career, this was easily my favorite. Thank you for making the world just a little bit better Ms. Lee. RIP