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|3 days 17 hours ago||Now I know what they are||
Now I know what they are doing with all of the old tires being recycled in Detroit. The recycled treads on those uniforms look great.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Is your hand sore?||
Is your hand sore?
|4 days 20 hours ago||Near Milford||
Both Kensington and Camp Dearborn are near Milford which is a cool litle town with a variety or restaurants including the kid friendly and ubiquitous Leo's Coney Island.
About an hour from Ann Arbor. If you go take the scenic route of Pontiac Trail to Milford Rd which takes you through South Lyon and a bit more greenery.
|5 days 19 hours ago||He is a great kid from my area||
He is a great kid from my area, near the top of the same class as my daughter. Just wished they had used a fundraising tool that does not charge 7-9% of the donations like FundMe. In any case a good cause.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Sheriff's son||
You know he's the son of former Washtenaw County Sheriff Tom Minick, elected to two terms in the late 1970s and early '80s?
|6 days 12 hours ago||I'll take Dish all day long after Comcast||
I'll take Dish all day long after having Comcast. I have it at home and at my cottage all under one bill. It's much cheaper than fucking Comcast and they don't come out twice a year to mistakenly cut my cable.
|1 week 12 hours ago||It was the Coliseum||
Across from Ferry Field where the band practices. Concrete block and brick for the most part. Built in the early 1900's and home of Michigan's ice hockey team until 1973.
|1 week 17 hours ago||I was in college and drove to that game||
I was in college and drove to that game. I thought the score was worse, don't remember the stadium. Didn't LT do the leg twist on Wangler after the tackle?
|1 week 19 hours ago||Don't mind the visit but take off your shoes at the door||
I don't mind if they visit but they need to take the gear off when they hit the state line, it is the polite thing to do. I've been in Pizza House in A2 a few times and have seen both OSU and State groups decked out in full gear. Doing somthing like that is like coming in a taking a crap on my living room floor.
Obey the rules and we will all get along fine.
|1 week 20 hours ago||No||
Here is Yummy from Down East Dickering. Is this what you mean?
|1 week 1 day ago||St. Louis Arena aka The Checkerdome||
Indoor arena in St. Louis from 1929 to 1999. Saw the 1978 NCAA men's basketball Final Four and the place was a hole. Not sure how it even got the games. Combined with the crappy fans from Arkansas, ND, Kentucky and Duke. Duke was pre Coach K so they were less obnoxious than the other fans.
If I never hear "Sooie go hogs!" again I'll be a happy man. Never heard as much swearing in an event as from the ND fans.
|1 week 3 days ago||I think it was Huron Valley Bank||
I think it was Huron Valley Bank before they got puchased by Comerice. It was a local bank started in the 1960's in Ann Arbor with the main branch on 5th ave and Washington just down from City Hall.
|1 week 3 days ago||Bringing in coolers too||
You could also legitimately bring in a full sized cooler. You could almost tailgate in the stands.
|1 week 4 days ago||As a former Ann Arborite||
As a former Ann Arborite living in the 'burbs I no longer attend due to traffic, lack of parking and crowds. My son has graduated but still lives in A2 until his lease is up and has moved home for the duration of the Art Fair.
I enjoyed it in the 80's when it was smaller and I was single. It used to be a decent date activity. My son claims all he saw attending last year were "blue hairs", a group which I will soon be joining.
|1 week 4 days ago||What would the copier guy on SNL call him?||
What would the copier guy on SNL call him? Jimbolicious?
|1 week 4 days ago||Not sure the right acronym||
Not sure the right acronym but I believe it ends in ILF.
|1 week 4 days ago||Loved it||
I like the self effacing comment, can you imagine Urban or Saban making light of themselves?
|1 week 4 days ago||Bought an IR camera for Android||
Bought an IR camera for Android. Only 20% off but saved $40. I've been wanting one to check insulation in my house.
|1 week 4 days ago||I have 4 Roku's and like them||
I have 4 Roku's and like them
|1 week 5 days ago||My brother had a TR6||
My brother had a TR6, those are suprisingly quick, expecailly compared to MG's of the era. The slightly splayed rear suspension is cool. I looked at a Spitfire at one time but those were tiny. Remember MG Midgets?
|1 week 5 days ago||Not much learning||
Not much learning with that car, just apply massive torque and smoke the tires. I had a '74 Formula 400 but it was an automatic, 8 miles to the gallon I think.
|1 week 5 days ago||Wow a Ford Fairmont with a stick!||
Wow a Ford Fairmont with a stick! That must have been a rare car.
|1 week 5 days ago||Aka||
Aka Chevy II or Nova. My dad have the Chevy version of that Pontiac.
|1 week 5 days ago||I believe||
I believe it's pronounced a "shitvette" a cousin of the Vega which would rust while you watched, The 70's and 80's were some bad times for many cars.
|1 week 5 days ago||As an Ann Arbor learner||
As an Ann Arbor stick shift learner there were many problem spots. 7th and Miller, 7th and Huron, the whole heal on the brake and toe on the gas was tough to master at 16.
|1 week 5 days ago||Okay but what about push starts?||
The best feature about standard shirt cars is the ability to push/pull them to get started. I had a flukey starter on my truck and had to park on hills until I could get it fixed. I also remember a crappy Volvo ala "Slovo" my brother had that we used to have to to down Scio Church at 50 mph to get it running, I rmember a buddy pushing my truck out of a gas station on Washtenaw where the speed limit is 45 on the way to the dump that was on Platt Road, exiciting times.
So what is your best story about a memorable push start?
|1 week 5 days ago||Even more fun with a dual rear end||
Even more fun with a dual rear end where you have a hi and low for each gear. I remember driving a truck with a level on the shifter that I believe controlled the rear end. So you had a 1-4 and a hi and low for each gear.
I just sold my 2005 Mini Cooper S becasue my wife was uncomfortable with a stick and we needed another car for the kids.
At one point I was single with 3 manual shift cars and got married had kids and now have none. Is the '59 Sprite a bugeye/frogeye Sprite?
|1 week 5 days ago||I learned on a 3 on the tree||
I learned on a 3 on the tree 1966 Chevy Pickup like this but much crappier. Learned by myself driving around Ann Arbor at 16. Problem areas included Huron street coming from the west side approaching downtown, several lights and hills.
|1 week 6 days ago||I must not donate enough||
I must not donate enough, about $500 (plus seat fees) a year so no invite for me!
|1 week 6 days ago||I've owned a Lotus, Audi, Mini||
I've owned a Lotus, Audi's, Porsche, Mini Cooper, Nissan, Honda's, Chevy's, Dodge, Jeep, AMC, Datsun, Pontiac, Chrysler, Mercury, Ford.
I like Honda's and we have had good luck with them. That said I think the perceived gap between domestic and foreign cars made in the 2000's is narrow. And I usually found the cost of repairs to be "generally" higher for my imported cars.
The only true pieces of trash was my early 80's AMC and my Datsun Pickup.
One of the other posters suggested finding a car with good maintenance records. I think most brands (post 2000 or so) if well maintained will be fine. I'd rather have Grandma's Caddy or Buick than a Honda that has been beat by a wanna be drifter,