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|19 hours 38 min ago||The fastest car I've ever||
The fastest car I've ever been in is probably a 1967 Shelby GT500 that a friend's dad bought. However, I did (stupidly, in retrospect) have by WRX up to 145 once on a highway with no other cars around, and that's easily the fastest I've ever been in a car.
Slowest is the time my wife and I had to drive from Traverse City to Pittsburgh in her Kia Rio with one of the injectors broken; I had to take over the shifting because the misfire would shake the car under 3500rpm. In terms of cars that were actually working properly, maybe the pink Ford Aspire that one of my high school friends had.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Can we just trade Rutgers for||
Can we just trade Rutgers for Oklahoma straight up?
|4 days 15 hours ago||FYI, I was referencing a||
FYI, I was referencing a certain recent event involving Paterno:
Joe Paterno, in his own words, on why he waited until the following day to call anyone after hearing what McQueary had told him about seeing Sandusky with a boy in a campus shower in 2002: "I ordinarily would have called people right away, but it was a Saturday morning and I didn't want to interfere with their weekends."
|4 days 22 hours ago||Paterno was looking for the||
Paterno was looking for the right time to retire, but he didn't want to ruin anyone's weekend.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm hoping to either upgrade||
I'm hoping to either upgrade to an STi (hoping they bring back the hatch soon), or move to a Focus RS (345hp in a hatchback sounds like a goddamn blast). I got the WRX when I was still in college (thanks to not having student loans, a pretty good internship, and a fellowship for my Master's degree), so hopefully I can make the upgrade to something a bit faster. Not that the WRX is slow or anything, but I sometimes find myself wanting just a bit more.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yes, I learned mostly by just||
Yes, I learned mostly by just straight buying my WRX back in 2005 and forcing myself to learn. It wasn't pretty the first week or so, but I still have the car, 10 years and 130k miles later, original clutch, and no mechanical issues.
I tried to teach my wife how to drive it, but she just gets frustrated. I'm hoping to convince her to let me replace it with another manual when it comes time for me to retire the trusty Subaru.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Awfully confident that we||
Awfully confident that we won't lose both games. What makes you think it's 'safe money' that we beat either of them, even if both games are at home?
As to the question, OSU each and every day.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Just go with a projector.||
Just go with a projector. Best AV purchase I've ever made is the setup I put in my basement.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||Probably something like a||
Probably something like a Honda CRV or a Subaru Forester. With the dog and all the road trips my wife and I take, we need more room than either of the compacts (Kia Rio and Subaru Impreza WRX) we have right now. I'm hoping I can convince her to trade in the Kia, not my WRX though.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||No match for||
No match for this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F7TMlrDXtw
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I shave like 3 or 4 times a||
I shave like 3 or 4 times a year. I think I need to shave soon, because it's too hot and humid outside to look like I just descended from the mountains.
I generally trim it down with whatever electric trimmer I have (I think it's a Norelco, but it's from some trimmer set my wife bought me a few years ago). I use a Gillette something-or-another to clean up the cheeks and under my chin.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Gotta be the Canyonero.||
Gotta be the Canyonero.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||My first car was a gold 1999||
My first car was a gold 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, with a beige interior. We inherited it when my grandma passed away, and it had sat in her garage for about a year while she was bouncing between the hospital and senior care center.
It was the best car because it was impeccably clean and had about 2000 miles on it when I started driving it to school in 2001. Not to mention that the gold-on-gold was, in retrospect, pretty awesome. However, it was the worst car because, while sitting in the garage for that long without being used, it constantly had problems. The worst of which was, when sitting at any traffic light for more than 10 seconds, it smelled like the exhaust was filling the cabin. It was easily the slowest car I've driven (well, up until I met my wife and her Kia Rio), it handled like ass, and didn't even get great gas mileage. Eventually my sister took it when I moved on to college.
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||All I know about Kosar these||
All I know about Kosar these days is that his daughter does porn.
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||Before I knew all the||
Before I knew all the technical issues that plagued them, I loved Vector's cars, especially the M12 that debuted when I was 11. They had the power, the looks, and the price tag that made them seem like domestic Lamborghinis. Unfortunately the only thing the had in common was the engine itself.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||One of my good friends just got back from||
One of my good friends just got back from California, and brought back some Pliny. That's what I'm enjoying tonight.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||It looks like Mr. Feeny from||
It looks like Mr. Feeny from Boy Meets World.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I'm still rocking my 5 year||
I'm still rocking my 5 year old Audio Technica ATH-A700s, and they're still pretty good for the price I got them at. I'll probably be upgrading to the ATH-M50x later this year, as the 700s are starting to show their age.
|11 weeks 16 hours ago||I could eat the Birthday Cake||
I could eat the Birthday Cake Oreos all day, every day, and not feel guilty in the least.
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||Most of the sports apparel||
Most of the sports apparel I've bought lately has been UA (golf polos/pants/shorts, running shirts, compression base-layer), and it's all been pretty high quality stuff. Haven't used any of their shoes or protective gear.
At the end of the day, though, I don't really care one way or the other.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Unfortunately we have to||
Unfortunately we have to replace our recently deceased air conditioner, so no real vacations this summer. Maybe a few camping trips or a stay-cation.
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||Who decided that recording||
Who decided that recording this gif was more important than seeking shelter during a tornado warning?
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||She's got tacos the size of||
She's got tacos the size of her head in her hands, rendering her useless to do anything else with said hands?
|12 weeks 17 hours ago||$5000 - I'd probably pick up||
$5000 - I'd probably pick up a 2002 WRX. I already own a 2005 as my daily driver, so the 2002 would be my rally project.
$10000 - Same as above, but I could start with the 2005 WRX instead.
$15000 - Same as above, but I could start with the 2005 STi instead.
Note - all of the above is generally around the 'good condition private party' sale prices from KBB.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||As far as disappointments go,||
As far as disappointments go, I'd throw Jack Johnson up there. 3rd overall pick in the Crosby draft, a fantastic junior and college career, and all the offensive talent you could imagine in a defenseman. His college career reminds me a lot of how PK Subban plays now. Unfortunately he never really grasped the overall game, and now he's the punchline for hockey's advanced stats.
|13 weeks 16 hours ago||My favorite type of racing is||
My favorite type of racing is rally, specifically the off-road stuff (never really got into the Rallycross or such). I follow the Rally America series moreso than the international stuff, but it's all good to me.
Can't really say I have a favorite driver, but what David Higgins (and co-driver Craig Drew) has done the past few years is really goddamn impressive.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||When I lived in South Quad,||
When I lived in South Quad, my roommate and I would frequent the Subway at the Union because it was cheap, convenient, and accepted the money you could load onto your MCard. Right before we left for Christmas the one year, it was fairly empty when we were getting some subs, and the guy at the register gave us a free dimebag. It was pretty potent stuff too.
Also, I spent a summer working in an ice cream factory, and any damaged containers were not allowed to be stocked. Took home a lot of free 3 gallon containers of ice cream.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Some friends of mine and I||
Some friends of mine and I had this going at the bar across from our old office. So many Friday happy hours turned into late nights at Denny's, and we'd get charged for about one out of every 5 drinks (like you, we tipped heavily).
That bar doesn't exist anymore, probably due to equal parts free drinks and a 3000 person office moving 30 miles away.
|14 weeks 18 hours ago||For all around fun, utility,||
For all around fun, utility, and usefulness in all seasons, I'd go with a 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STi hatchback.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I once went to a PSU game||
I once went to a PSU game (against Temple I think) and actively rooted, including chants, for PSU. After graduating from UM and becoming a productive member of society too. It was because of a girl, but still.
At least it was before the Sandusky thing broke wide open.