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Old 12-10-2009, 05:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I would give my left leg...

Funny little story for those of us that drive sticks...
When I was in college I had a roommate ask he could borrow my car. I told him, "Sure, but it's a stick." He said, "Damn, I would give my left leg to know how do drive a stick!"... and he was serious!
I always liked having a stick shift because seemingly few people know how to drive one, so people are less likely to borrow it.

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Old 12-10-2009, 05:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe I'm missing the joke, but he wouldn't be able to work the clutch without his left leg, or is that the joke??

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Old 12-10-2009, 07:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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An awful lot. Like an arm and a leg, I think.

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Old 12-10-2009, 08:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Maybe I'm missing the joke, but he wouldn't be able to work the clutch without his left leg, or is that the joke??

How much is a sense of humor on ebay?
I think it's a "nonsense joke". Kind of like cutting the branch off a tree that you are sitting on.

I have a similar joke that I made up. Instead of saying "crazy like a fox", I say CRAZY LIKE A BOX!!!!!!

Can you figure it out?

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I think it's a "nonsense joke". Kind of like cutting the branch off a tree that you are sitting on.

I have a similar joke that I made up. Instead of saying "crazy like a fox", I say CRAZY LIKE A BOX!!!!!!

Can you figure it out?

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uuhhhh, no. I guess I better click on "Buy It Now"
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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When i first got my car, i didn't know how to drive a manual. When i deployed to Al Asad, Iraq in 2007 i had duty to drive guys to work, the dining hall, and the "cans" a few times a week. All they had there were standard buses, so that's how i learned...poor bus. I like my car being auto but sometimes i do wish it was a manual though.
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Not many people do. It's designed to promote consternation and squiggly foreheads of angst. Crazy like a Fox means savvy. Crazy like a Box is a nonsense phrase, which is crazy, so it means Crazy like a .... well, just crazy.

For best effect, wait for someone to say "that's just crazy". Before anyone else says anything, interrupt the conversation with a louder-than-normal grating voice, wild looking eyes, and slight frothing at the mouth. If the conversation comes to a dead stop and people look at you funny, you have succeeded.

mrmee, mrmee, mrmee, mrmee ...

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I wish my car had the fun and MPG of the manual, and the ease of the auto.

In traffic, I want an auto sooo bad.
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Not many people do. It's designed to promote consternation and squiggly foreheads of angst. Crazy like a Fox means savvy. Crazy like a Box is a nonsense phrase, which is crazy, so it means Crazy like a .... well, just crazy.

For best effect, wait for someone to say "that's just crazy". Before anyone else says anything, interrupt the conversation with a louder-than-normal grating voice, wild looking eyes, and slight frothing at the mouth. If the conversation comes to a dead stop and people look at you funny, you have succeeded.

mrmee, mrmee, mrmee, mrmee ...

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OOOHHHKKKAAAYYYY...

Maybe it's not me. Maybe you ought to put "Sense of Humor" on your Christmas list and give people the link to "Buy It Now".

(thatguitarguy heads for the door and backs quietly out of the room)

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