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|2 days 11 hours ago||With that thread title I||
With that thread title I immediately thought of this Seinfeld episode:
|1 week 4 days ago||Not sure if serious. If||
Not sure if serious.
If serious......lol. You want me to put a grocery strap on a scooter for ya? Does that now mean that a scooter is meant for hauling groceries? I'm sure you use that extra ground clearance in the SUV to make it to the grocery store every week. Also, when you type "FWD" does that stand for "Four Wheel Drive"? In industry that stands for "Front Wheel Drive".
If not serious......ok.
|1 week 4 days ago||I hate all SUVs. Mostly||
I hate all SUVs. Mostly because I associate them with pretentious people who don't even know what a dirt road looks like. I'm fairly certain 99.9999999% of SUVs are never used for what they are meant.
Let's add 2-wheel drive pick-up trucks while we're at it.
Also, I hate the Dodge Viper. I had experience one summer in an engine shop that works on the blocks for the Viper. They are a junk design.
You said you wanted irrational.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah what was I thinking.||
Yeah what was I thinking. The guy is also wearing a shirt.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Would not be surprised if||
Would not be surprised if that was actually Harbaugh, and someone just photoshopped this Thomas guy's face on the body.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah my daily driver is a||
Yeah my daily driver is a manual. '99 Escort with 282,000 miles. The shift linkage is so loose now I have to tell my wife to move her leg when I shift to 5th gear. I refuse to put any money into this car becuase I know as soon as I do it'll die. Also, I can't use the E-brake for steep uphill starts because it doesn't work anymore. I thought about adjusting it so it would start working again, but then I realized if I did I'd probably have to change the rear brakes (which are original). Also, no ABS, traction control, or cruise control. I don't want to spoil myself.
I grew up racing motocross so the transition to a stick shift car was fairly easy. Just different coordination.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Fair enough. I think you are||
Fair enough. I think you are ignoring a lot of other good vehicles out there, and honestly that's still not a lot of data points to base an opinion. If you really want decent generalized opinions of car manufacturers you better talk to independant mechanics who are young (in their 30's and 40's).
Yeah I do highly recommend a manual transmission if you can learn to drive it in a way that it will last. I drive one, and it's bullet-proof. Manuals have much fewer moving parts that go bad, and if you learn how to sync the engine with the driveshaft as you release the clutch, you'll never have to replace it. I bought my current car with 85,000 miles and had to replace the clutch at 100,000 because the old lady who drove it before me kept the clutch pushed in at every stop. The actual clutch surface was fine, but the throw-out bearing was shot. So after I put a new clutch kit in it that I bought for $85 on Ebay, I haven't had to touch it. I'm at 282,000 miles right now.
Find someone with a stick-shift pickup truck. Those clutches are really easy to replace when they go bad, so if you destroy it, it'll be easier to help him fix it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Lost all credibility in my||
Lost all credibility in my book. Don't steer someone with a tight budget to something that's known to be a huge loss then admit you have a conflict of interest.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Wow misinformation all over||
Wow misinformation all over the place in this thread. I can't believe how many people give their ONE experience with a specific make/model and assume everyone else will experience the same. Please don't buy a car based on someone's anecdote.
I'd really like to know why you want a Honda so bad?
My advice is the opposite of the guy who said he preferred dealerships. I think you get a better deal from a private seller and if you're any good at reading people you'll know if the person is trying to screw you over right away.
Reliability ratings or reputations are complete BS. This all comes from companies like consumer reports who create a reliability rating on a car that is brand new. That's impossible. The only way to judge reliability is with age, and by the time a model gets old you have no idea how reliable the new versions will be. It's crap. A car is only as reliable as the driver makes it. So you can either buy a new car and treat it with care forever and it'll last 300,000 miles or you can try to find someone who has already done that to a car and depreciated it down to something you can afford.
One other thing, don't buy a car with a manual transmission if you don't know how to shift them properly. Practice on someone's beater or a rental car first. You'll just end up ruining the very car you're trying to take care of.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Most of my family works, has||
Most of my family works, has worked, or retired from Ford. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM REFERS TO IT AS "FORDS"!!! Drives me crazy, but what's even worse is when they talk about someone working for Chryslers!!!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||To the OP.....what kind of||
To the OP.....what kind of room are you putting this in? Lots of ambient light? Any attic access above? Viewing distance from desired location? Will you be using the tv's speakers? Soundbar? AVR with separate speakers?
Will you also be using this display to watch blu-ray movies?
For the money, projectors can't be beat. If you have a place to mount it, I would highly recommend it. You can get some 1080p projectors that shoot a TON of light for under $700. The only problem is you have no speakers, but with the money saved I would recommend a 5.1 AVR and some separates.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not convinced Cameron is||
I'm not convinced Cameron is anything more than a defensive sub late in games to guard against long headers. In last year's world cup games he showed no killer instinct to win the 50/50 balls, and his ball skills on the ground are not up to par with the other inner defensemen. Not a fan.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Does it have to be a rollover||
Does it have to be a rollover machine for a new driver?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Looking for a 2013 Ford||
Looking for a 2013 Ford Fusion for the wife. My car ('99 Escort) is getting so old and beat up that I won't drive it through another winter. So I get her car for this up-coming winter and she gets a new/used car. It was either a new Ford Focus or a slightly used Fusion around the same price. She wants the bigger/nicer Fusion, and I don't want to hear complaints about clutch shudder in the Focus
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Does anyone know if Hand||
Does anyone know if Hand still plans on majoring in civil engineering? I wouldn't be surprised at all if his major turned into general studies or kinesiology.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Yeha I graduated from||
Yeah I graduated from Brighton in '99. My class produced Dave Pearson (lineman). I remember being in a class with him senoir year, then seeing him a couple years later walking around UM campus. He was a rather tall guy, but somewhat thin in high school. Then he spends a couple years at Michigan and I swear he put on 100 lbs. Enormous.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I graduated a year after Drew||
I graduated a year after Drew Henson. Yeah we were good.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Not sure, but I like him. I||
Not sure, but I like him. I think Brian should fire Ace and hire this other Brian full time.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||When walking past a Hooters||
When walking past a Hooters in Washington DC, a coworker asks "What's the point of Hooters to go?"
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I believe the make was||
I believe the make was actually Mercury, not Ford.
+1 to you anyway for reminding me of that catchy jingle.
I may come back and neg you later if the song gets stuck in my head too long.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Pumps don't make pressure.||
Pumps don't make pressure. They only provide flow.
Also, Urban Meyer has no soul.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||It's pretty cool to see how||
It's pretty cool to see how much recruiting and scouting there actually is with soccer. I'm impressed. I'm also most impressed with Robbie Mertz more than any of the other films. He looks to play fast and skilled. I wasn't really blown away by anyone else.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||My wife and I have just have||
My wife and I have just have the 1 daughter. I was in complete agreement with the OP rule #1, had to be a common spelling. Other than that, it was my wife's choice. She got to name the kid if it was a girl, I got to name the kid if it was a boy. Well my wife ended up being in complete disagreement with the OP rule #2. She loves boys names that sound cool for a girl (Taylor, Cameron, Blake, etc). We ended up choosing Cameron. We were also careful to make sure it wasn't a name that was easily made fun of, and we made sure the initials didn't look stupid.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I have everybody beat. I'll||
I have everybody beat. I'll be sitting on a bag of frozen peas this weekend after my "procedure" this afternoon.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||This is such an impossible||
This is such an impossible question to answer for someone like me. Seinfeld will always be my favorite tv show, and I pride myself on knowing way more than I should about the show and its episodes. So rather than pick 1 favorite episode, I'll list some of my favorite parts in chronological order:
1 - The old lady in "The Pony Remark" because she was EXACTLY like my omi from germany. Also Jerry's dad getting upset over how much the funeral is going to cost him.
2 - "The Chinese Restaurant" because it was the epitomy of the show....a show about nothing
3 - Kramer in a mad-dash to find a seat on the subway and comes up empty handed
4 - George being as picky as humanly possible with regard to the appearance of a woman that Jerry and Elaine are trying to set him up with. Rosy cheeks with a pinkish hue, whether or not he can get his hand out of her hair after running through it, etc
5 - "The Bubble Boy" episode for all of the insensitivities.....Jerry using the napkin to wipe his face rather than cry into it, George asking for the change back from the tolls while the cabin is burning down, and Kramer panicking because his cuban cigars are burning up.
6 - "The Contest" as a whole was hilarious. I especially love Kramer indirectly referring to the fact that he masturbates every day, but Elaine doesn't shave her legs every day.
7 - "Looking at cleavage is like looking at the sun....you don't stare at it. It's too risky. You get a sense of it then you look away!!"
8 - "A leg man? Why would I be a leg man? I don't need legs, I have legs."
9 - The entire Junior Mint episode.
10 - "Pig man baby, pig man."
11 - "The Dinner Party" episode where George is upset that they can't just show up as guests. They are expected to bring a bottle of wine and a dish. I'm totally with George on this one. I hate being invited somewhere and expected to provide anything but my sparkling conversation.
12 - "The Marine Biologist" for George's final account of everything at the end. "I won't lie to you boys.....I was terrified!"
13 - Fireman: "How do you live with youself?" George: "It's not easy."
14 - The entire "Opposite" episode.
15 - George and Jerry obsessing over George's girfriend taking credit for his big salad.
16 - "What the hell, I'll just eat some trash!"
17 - Kramer selling the clothes he's wearing to Bania without thinking about how he'll get home.
18 - My two all-time favorite scenes involve George getting engaged. First when Jerry and George have a heart-to-heart about how immature they are and how they have to start growing up "What in god's name are we doing? We're like children. We're not men." "No we're not. We're not men."
Then the entire scene when George freaks out about the engagement and seeks Jerry's guidance on postponing it. When Jerry backs him up, and George says he's such a good friend he wouldn't turn Jerry in if he killed someone. Then Kramer enters and claims that he would turn Jerry in. That was comedic genious.
19 - There's a very subtle part in "The Pool Guy" episode where Susan ends up replacing George as the 4th member of the group at the coffee shop. When George arrives late and sees that there's no seat for him, he lets out th emost hilarious grunt/yell and storms out of the resaurant. That was Jason Alexander at his finest. Similar to when he yells out "Stickin' it!" and "Okay we're taking it up a notch. You wanna get nuts, let's get nuts!!!"
20 - Kramer's acting when "Rusty" gets gassy from the Beeforino
21 - "The Shower Head" episode when the back alley dealer says "What are you looking for?" and Kramer responds with "Power man....power."
22 - "That kid was like a son to me, and if there's anyone you should be able to hold down it's your own flesh and blood!"
23 - "The Fatigues" episode, which should have been called "The Protoge" episode. I think I quote that one the most becuase of jerry's suggestion to Bania for an Ovaltine joke: "Why do they call it ovaltine? The mug is round. The jar is round. They should call it Roundtine...............That's gold Jerry! Gold!"
24 - "You know, if this tenant board is so impressed with suffering, maybe you should tell them the "Astonishing Tales of Costanza""
25 - The Little Jerry chicken pecking away and some boxing training gloves.
26 - Newman walking into the back stockroom to "clean" up a situation. Then proceeds to start eating piles and piles of muffin stumps.
27 - "So that means each of us would only have to be like a half man? That's sounds about right!"
28 - The episode with Kramer's intern was hilarious all the way through. Especially when they push the ball of oil out the window. 25 years in the making, then within seconds after failing.... Kramer immediately moves to the next big idea, ketchup and mustard in the same bottle.
29 - Festivus episode where Frank tells the story. "As I rained blows up on him, I realized there had to be another way!"
I think my all time favorite part, which sums up the message of the show perfectly, was:
Elaine - "I will NEVER understand people!!!"
Jerry - "They're the worst."
|12 weeks 2 days ago||33 Engineer Ann Arbor Class||
Class of 2003
While driving down to my vacation rental in Florida 2 months ago I refused to spend any money in the state of Ohio. Suck it Woody.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I dunno. The horse looks||
I dunno. The horse looks pretty good. Maybe it doesn't need a jockey at all. Just dead weight.....literally.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||In-N-Out hands down. I've||
In-N-Out hands down. I've only eaten at each one once, but Five Guys sucked. Their fries are horrible.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I grew up riding dirt bikes||
I grew up riding dirt bikes and racing motocross. It's the only kind of racing I can really watch. Favorite racer would have to be Travis Pastrana.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Squirt||