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|15 hours 44 min ago||Very nice! My friend in the||
Very nice! My friend in the high end tuner industry has a 360 Modena and Gallardo. Fantastic cars. He feels the same way, although he does get some track time and has a special policy, I think, under his corporation. But I hear you. Even with more "attainable" cars (like my old MR2 Turbo), opportunities to let it out were scant indeed. There were some great mountain runs in North Georgia which were popular with the car and motorcycle clubs.
Once, a guy's girlfriend wrecked her car, putting a bit of a damper on our club outing. In any case, the sheriff's deputy came, did an accident report, and then proceeded to give the girl insight into why she crashed, even using the sound of a motorcycle's approaching engine as an exhibit into slowing down before the curve, and then accelerating through. She, like many rookies, hit the curve hot, attempted to brake mid-curve, and shot off the road into a tree (she was fine, the car not so much).
|15 hours 48 min ago||My slowest was a rental Fiat||
My slowest was a rental Fiat Panda while on our honeymoon in Tahiti back in 2003. According to wikipedia, it probably made about 51 bhp, manual transmission, manual windows. That thing was a piece. Then again, it didn't really need to go very fast to get around the island of Moorea.
|15 hours 56 min ago||To be precise, the Stealth||
To be precise, the Stealth was the Dodge version of the 3000GT.
Another great early 90's crossover were the Eagle Talon and Mitsubishi Eclipse, turbo AWD versions for both, of course.
The 90's were great for Japanese sports cars - heyday of the MR2, Supra, RX-7, Miata, Eclipse, 3000GT, 300ZX. You could also include cars like the Integra GSR, CRX, 240SX, and Celica (Alltrac from early 90s). Good times, man, good times.
|16 hours 28 min ago||Nice. I really liked the Sky||
Nice. I really liked the Sky when it came out, the Redline in particular. Recently saw a Solstice GXP hardtop on the road and had kinda forgotten about how much I liked the Sky/Solstice twins. Surprisingly, the Solstice has aged pretty well.
I had a 93 Toyota MR2 Turbo back in the day. That was a fun car. Didn't do much to it other than a manual boost controller to get boost up to about 14.3psi, which pushed about 200 rwhp. Never took it to the strip, although we did do plenty of mountain runs in north Georgia. Screaming around those twisty mountain roads at 60+ mph in 3rd gear was a TON of fun (until some dude's girlfriend goes off the road and totals her car - true story). I'd take that any day over 100mph at the drag strip.
|1 day 13 hours ago||By a score of 62-75||
By a score of 62-75
|1 day 18 hours ago||And Kansas goes nowhere||
And Kansas goes nowhere without K-State. I don't know the Oklahoma schools, but figure it's a similar situation with OU and OSU.
|2 days 5 hours ago||This is true. Greg Maddux is||
This is true. Greg Maddux is about as close to a shoe-in as you can get and even he missed 16 votes. How you don't believe Maddux is worthy of a HOF vote is beyond me.
Note: Big Unit clocked in at 97.3% of votes, missing out on 15 votes. He also had only 549 voters compared to 571 last year. Mad Dog and Big Unit were practically even in the voting.
|5 days 10 hours ago||In order||
Michigan anything else
|5 days 14 hours ago||Totally with you on the||
Totally with you on the poison ivy. That stuff will, and does, grow seemingly everywhere on our property.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Totally tubular.||
|5 days 18 hours ago||Our neighbor has goats in a||
Our neighbor has goats in a fenced off area. They rarely have to mow that section. Owner is a vet, so they also have chickens, dogs, an iguana, and some fish.
We also have 4 chickens. We generally only have to buy eggs during the winter, when egg production slows down to maybe 1 a day between the 4 birds. Otherwise, we average 3-4 eggs per day during spring/summer/fall.
|5 days 18 hours ago||They use goats (and llamas,||
They use goats (and llamas, sheep, and burros) in the less accessible areas at O'hare International Airport.
|5 days 18 hours ago||What does that mean? That||
What does that mean? That goats are high-pitched? Or is this some new millennial hipster term for... well, something?
|1 week 1 day ago||I withold judgement on this||
I withold judgement on this style, as the jerseys were much looser with deeper neck scoops back then. With a tighter-fitting jersey and tighter neckline, could look good.
|1 week 5 days ago||Indeed||
|1 week 5 days ago||mmm, chile relleno topped||
mmm, chile relleno topped with pomegranate seeds..
|1 week 5 days ago||If you're going to go PC, go||
If you're going to go PC, go all the way: Caucasian Cylindrical Wooden Container.
|1 week 5 days ago||That's amazing. It's like the||
That's amazing. It's like the real-life version of what monuMental did in photoshop years ago. You're a very talented and patient man!
|1 week 6 days ago||Ironic, coming from a koala,||
Ironic, coming from a koala, which is known to be the most connivingest creature of all.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'll agree on your first||
I'll agree on your first point. I just don't understand how Harbaugh posting normal-people things - like vacationing with his wife! - is "just strange" or "contrived" because "this has nothing to do with football."
Oh no, a football coach posted something not about football! Call the press... Umm, I mean... Never mind.
|1 week 6 days ago||Did you know..||
In pretty much any modern browser, you can just highlight a word, right click, and search (via google, bing, or whatever your default search engine is)?
|1 week 6 days ago||Michael Scott that's what she||
Michael Scott that's what she something something...
|1 week 6 days ago||Interplanetary Social Chat #45089.||
An oldie but goodie (and you may recognize the very first commenter to that post)
MARS_BITCHES: hey jupter, hows your red spot, any better?
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Thought this sounded||
Thought this sounded familiar. First came up on mgoblog back in January. Initial mention is below, although there were many follow-up comments, including the one about adding their 29th recruit just days after dropping Ford.
Under "etc" (which is immediately followed by the Gerry Hamilton "oops! Wrong URL!" story)
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Just noticed his wife peeking||
Just noticed his wife peeking out over Harbaugh's left shoulder in the grocery store pic. Cute! (in the most non-creepy way possible)
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Harbaugh||
It's all in the eyes. Those fearsome eyes.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Didn't you know? The new||
Didn't you know? The new Terminator movie is about TwitterNet.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yup, could've named him||
Yup, could've named him Helton Skelton.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Ignore the title. Basically,||
Ignore the title. He's just making reference to NCAA "loopholes" and the men who take advantage of them.
Basically, practically the entire men's basketball team roster representing the USA at the World University games was made up of Kansas players, coached by Bill Self. Of the 12 players, only Nic Moore (SMU) and Julian DeBose (FGCU) are not KU players.
Essentially, Bill Self got himself some extra practice time this summer with his team. That is some sneaky s***.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||