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Old 02-22-2011, 07:43 PM   #81 (permalink)
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On the flip-flip side those people who drive silver-grey Audis in fog with no lights.

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Ah yes, I've certainly (not?) seen those kind of maroons on this side as well...

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Old 02-22-2011, 10:31 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Shade old bean, how are your bulbs doing ?
(Imagine this being said in the shocked voice of Jermey Clarkson)

OH NO!

In all fairness, my Nissans are pre-1999, so its all good.

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I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:16 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Leaf blowers. Why is blowing stuff in to the street acceptable?
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:39 PM   #84 (permalink)
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I have often fantasized about approaching a leaf blower offender and sticking it up his you-know-what... or snatching it from his grasp and smashing it to tiny smithereens on the nearest tree right in front of him. Lazy S.O.B.s, get a rake already!

Every day I am annoyed by the increased frequency of occurance and decibel volume of the street traffic (exhaust and stereo), air traffic (more of it and a new x-wind runway which created a new traffic pattern right over the town that wasn't there before), and construction activity that makes it to the pillow area of my bedroom from all points within a 5 mile radius. The place didn't sound like a Dukes Of Hazzard re-run when I scouted it and bought it; that happened over the years as the pro-development folks (everybody? ) and stupid extravagant breeders had their way with my neighborhood.

I get additional joy from realizing that I pay 10x more into the local school system (that I've never had any kids in) than Mr. Cottontail down the street with 8 spawn; and that he also gets many income tax dependent deductions that I don't, which in essence means I'm paying the govt for the govt to pay him to replicate. Makes total sense, NOT.
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But his 8 spawn will be paying for your social security benefits when you're too old to work, so it all evens out.
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But his 8 spawn will be paying for your social security benefits when you're too old to work, so it all evens out.
Hardly. My guess would be 2 in prison, 2 OD'd or traffic fatality before they're out of their 20s, 3 collecting welfare (probably for several of THEIR spawn, too), and one with a productive job.

Of course by that time Social Security will be a distant memory - but if we're lucky, us older folks will still have jobs supporting the young.
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But his 8 spawn will be paying for your social security benefits when you're too old to work, so it all evens out.
It isn't by any stretch of imagination a requirement for others to have 8 kids in order for me to collect the S.S. I paid into.
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My pet peeve, the clown that drives his huge dually 4 door pickup 2 blocks to the gas station to grab a can of soda and then back home rather than walk. Plus this fool uses floorboard acceleration to get there and back. If I had the gas he wastes going for his soda every day I could probably cut my fuel bill in half each month. He lives 4 blocks closer to the gas station than I do, and I have had to dive out of his way because he couldn't be bothered to turn his head while doing the turn half way to the station.

PS. I always walk it even when it is 20 below or raining or nice out side, I doubt he has ever worn out a pair of shoes.
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^That guy lives in my town too! His muffler fell off too right?
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Leaf blowers. Why is blowing stuff in to the street acceptable?
Same with snow blowing / shovelling. Obviously putting it into the road is going to make the situation so much better. Well done.

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