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Old 09-28-2009, 02:19 AM   #301 (permalink)
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Right now I'm eating breakfast and watching an interview with our Minister of Infrastructure about building more highways. The reporter asks him repeatedly whether there will be a raise in fuel tax to finanse those new highways, and he diplomaticaly doesn't give a straight answer. And I'm thinking: "Go ahead and raise the tax all you want, I don't care. With my ecomodding and ecodriving I'll hardly notice, but maybe someone else will drive less."

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Old 10-06-2009, 05:07 PM   #302 (permalink)
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:34 AM   #303 (permalink)
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:27 PM   #304 (permalink)
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:16 AM   #305 (permalink)
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and the first thing you think of is AndrewJ's front bumper.



And you're working next to that cardboard, and the hole keeps looking up at you, and can't get that Honda out of your head!!
OK, back down to the garage and return to working on my grille block...
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e·co·mod·ding: the art of turning vehicles into what they should be

What matters is where you're going, not how fast.

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Old 10-12-2009, 10:38 AM   #306 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when you find out that your 8 y.o. nephew draws all of his cars with wheel skirts and Kammbacks.

My Sister-in-law just told me that her son has been doing that ever since I ecomodded my car. What's worse, he can tell anyone who asks why his cars look different. I replied with something about having a good influence...

Lock me up, I'm corrupting minors
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e·co·mod·ding: the art of turning vehicles into what they should be

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Old 10-13-2009, 04:52 AM   #307 (permalink)
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You wake up early in the morning, look out the window, and there's someone taking pictures of your car. The word 'paparazzi' comes to mind... Kinda makes you feel famous.

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e·co·mod·ding: the art of turning vehicles into what they should be

What matters is where you're going, not how fast.

"... we humans tend to screw up everything that's good enough as it is...or everything that we're attracted to, we love to go and defile it." - Chris Cornell

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Old 10-13-2009, 09:37 AM   #308 (permalink)
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When you see how modding our lives from an eco viewpoint is like distilling a crude brew for a fine wine.
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:10 PM   #309 (permalink)
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While walking to the bus stop, you notice a Camry with a partial radiator block. On closer examination, you notice that instead of the usual plastic sheet blocking the radiator vents, it had a window screen-like material. (Something about the screen letting air through at low speeds but behaving like a solid sheet at high speeds?)

On the bus, you notice a small green light light up on the dash whenever the bus slows down, along with a telltale inverter squeal. Then you realize that it is one of those hybrid buses.

While talking to an Aggie "poor campers" group (they camped outside like the homeless did for two and a half days to raise awareness about the poor), you mention about how Americans need to get their priorities straight, such as by driving efficiently and giving some of the money saved that way to the poor. Then you get really excited when one of the members mentions the name "Jennie Chen"...
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:09 PM   #310 (permalink)
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You are the bring of crying when the time has arrived to slam on those brakes and would be glad to slam in the back of the track trailer stalled in the middle lane if you could get out of the accident alive knowing that you did not waste those .0003gallons of fuel in braking to avoid the accident!

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