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Old 04-01-2014, 06:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What would have been a good EcoModder April Fool's joke?



I tried to get Tim to post a thread to the effect of:

Honda's 3rd gen Insight plans revealed:

- an affordable, almost VW XL1 competitor
- aluminum construction with some crabon fliber
- 0.8L, mid engine (for best aero and most entertaining handling: "midship entertainment!")
- 0.21 Cd.
- Lithium pack
- 86 mpg combined (or something semi-believable)

With the recent demise of the 2nd gen Insight, it seemed plausible.

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Old 04-01-2014, 07:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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When I was a kid, we had to obey the "no jokes past noon" rule on April Fool's.
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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HAHA! That's so funny. Good one.

I've actually seen a similar joke played on another forum.

Next year....
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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When I was a kid, we had to obey the "no jokes past noon" rule on April Fool's.
In my best Jimmy Buffet voice imitation: "...it's pre-noon, somewhere..."
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I was thinking something more like...

Darin trades his Metros for a dodge viper...
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ooo... I'm writing all these down for next year.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I would have been sorely disappointed if I felt that Honda was redeeming its hybrid line only to realize that it was a joke.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah, that one made me a little bit sad after I wrote it. It could almost be true.

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