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V-12, can't you guys count?

I can't believe I made the top of the page! This deserves a good girl shot in keeping with the fine tradition.

 

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    And I wasn't even trying!

 

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For those who lived in the 1960’s...

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19 minutes ago, NaptimeAgain said:

I would think torque would twist it on its own axis as opposed to yawing the rear to the left. 

precoinseived noitiones rareley worke as thaey shoulde......             :)

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Not my photo but there is your car... 

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I had asked our docent while at the museum why they never tried American NASCAR....  he smiled and said their race program only took on real challenges and they would leave that to Toyota...   with that typical German curt but friendly response..  

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6 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:

V-12, can't you guys count?

I can't believe I made the top of the page! This deserves a good girl shot in keeping with the fine tradition.

 

Image result for motor pinup girls

 

    And I wasn't even trying!

 

Image result for girl working on car

Very nice! Could have been a air cooled Porsche but....

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22 hours ago, LeCanard said:

Inle lake in Burma.    Been there, seen them.

I see people doing thing like that and can only think, if it were me, I'd be swimming shortly. 

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3 hours ago, QBF said:

 

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"Klaatu barada nikto"

If only it were that easy.

Gort was a badass.

Awesome movie.

 

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^^ Oh....and if you'll recall Klaatu's ending speech - in a Movie from the late 50's no less - shows not much has changed:

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I am leaving soon, and you will forgive me if I speak bluntly. The universe grows smaller every day, and the threat of aggression by any group, anywhere, can no longer be tolerated. There must be security for all or no one is secure. Now, this does not mean giving up any freedom except the freedom to act irresponsibly. Your ancestors knew this when they made laws to govern themselves and hired policemen to enforce them. We of the other planets have long accepted this principle. We have an organization for the mutual protection of all planets and for the complete elimination of aggression. The test of any such higher authority is, of course, the police force that supports it. For our policemen, we created a race of robots. Their function is to patrol the planets—in space ships like this one—and preserve the peace. In matters of aggression, we have given them absolute power over us; this power can not be revoked. At the first sign of violence, they act automatically against the aggressor. The penalty for provoking their action is too terrible to risk. The result is that we live in peace, without arms or armies, secure in the knowledge that we are free from aggression and war—free to pursue more profitable enterprises. Now, we do not pretend to have achieved perfection, but we do have a system, and it works. I came here to give you these facts. It is no concern of ours how you run your own planet. But if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder. Your choice is simple: Join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer; the decision rests with you.

 

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1 hour ago, Point Break said:

"Klaatu barada nikto"

If only it were that easy.

Gort was a badass.

Awesome movie.

 

The 1951 Gort was certainly better than that 2008 CGI monstrosity. However, the 1951 movie was a gem while the remake graphics looked like a video game.

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1 hour ago, QBF said:

The 1951 Gort was certainly better than that 2008 CGI monstrosity. However, the 1951 movie was a gem while the remake graphics looked like a video game.

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Most current movies look like video games.

And why is it almost always night time in them?

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2 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

Most current movies look like video games.

And why is it almost always night time in them?

CGI is easier with less detail to render.  Saves money.

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24 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

Most current Hollywood movies look like video games.

Agree.  I have pretty much given up on Hollywood movies (and I no longer fit the 'target demographic').   Fortunately there alternatives; see, for example, the thread on the film 'Maiden'.  

 

 

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36 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

I prefer a more recent model

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    And you can bet it is for sale...

The car is way cheaper to maintain..... just some food for thought...

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On 8/10/2019 at 10:43 AM, SloopJonB said:

You did a very tidy job parking all those cars.

When I worked there the facility  had only 100 or so employees on site so I could put the cars anywhere.:lol: Even so, there was so much empty space that some RC pilots would show up at lunch time to fly their toys . We would grab an extension cord and wheel out a lab cart with a sweep gemerator, a signal generator and an RF mixer. Plug it in, turn them on and point an open wave guide at the planes.  We neverr crashed any but did enjoy  watching the planes do some spastic moves.....

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7 hours ago, QBF said:

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"Anthoneeee!!  ANTHONEEEEEEE!!!

Ah, the North End.....

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46 minutes ago, nolatom said:

"Anthoneeee!!  ANTHONEEEEEEE!!!

Ah, the North End.....

 

 

Just don't call him FREDO!!!!

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On 8/13/2019 at 7:52 AM, QBF said:

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Did that guy live or did they run him over?

 

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9 minutes ago, MauiPunter said:

Did that guy live or did they run him over?

 

He lived, but I believe he was anonymous until a journalist found him some years later to get his story.  Does anyone remember more (or better) than that?

 

Ahh, Wikipedia is our friend.  It seems that a journalist did find someone who was subsequently arrested, but the Chinese government have conveniently decided to not recognize his existence, probably to avoid creating an icon or martyr of the rebellion.

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Saw an article today that said satellite photos show APC's massed on the mainland side of the border (Kowloon) with Hong Kong. Speculation was the Chinese Govt. is about to put an end to the "demonstrations" in HK. That could get ugly.

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I thought they were smarter than that.

Totally playing into the hands of the demonstrators.

Trumps idiot tariffs will get a lot more support if they do it.

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I had these close by when I was a boy...

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11 hours ago, Point Break said:

Saw an article today that said satellite photos show APC's massed on the mainland side of the border (Kowloon) with Hong Kong. Speculation was the Chinese Govt. is about to put an end to the "demonstrations" in HK. That could get ugly.

In 1993 I was living in Montreal while attending university. I was staying in a home that rented out rooms to students, mostly from other countries.  It was truly an international house with people living there from Germany, Japan, Iran, USA, Mainland China, and a few other countries.

The guy from China was a doctor (no names just in case for his safety), and he was in Canada with a group of others from China to study. He was an officer in the People's Army. He told us that every man of military age was required to be in the People's Army. As a doctor, he was given an officers rank.

At one point there was something on the news about Tiananmen Square. The guy from China said there were rumours in the military that "something" happened there, but no one knew exactly what it was. My landlord and I sat down with him and told him about the Massacre.  The doctor sat there with a look of horror on his face.

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Well like other things in my life —— a simple free pleasure is gone. While I understand the need to protect your work, the watermark makes many of them unenjoyable.  Like sticking a watermark over the Mona Lisa’s smile. 

 

Many thabks  is for what was previously posted. 

 

Snore-  out

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I had these close by when I was a boy...

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We had a Nike site on a hill near our house in CT. back in the 50s. Every once in a while an air raid siren would go off and you could see these things swing up above the tree line.  Paranoid times!

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1 hour ago, Snaggletooth said:

Howe do you saye bannanna dacquerey in Spainish?

According to the Bing translator it's Daiquiri de Plátano

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1 hour ago, QBF said:

According to the Bing translator it's Daiquiri de Plátano

I wasn't aware that Bing could translate Snaggletooth. . . .

 

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Is that real?

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6 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

Is that real?

Yup

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Just now, QBF said:

You whooooo

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Updatte May 27 2019, 4:07PM

Groweng wearey, cantte finde the ellusieve pray, no dam ram todaye.

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Witnesses to the accident claim they heard the word "boo" right before he fell off the cliff.

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10 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Is that real?

 

10 hours ago, Snaggletooth said:

SE China?

That is Xianggongshan Hill which is located on the west bank of the Lijiang River, in Guilin, China.

 

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Stand vewy, vewy still.

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42 minutes ago, QBF said:

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Holly fuck.

 

Where is that? So I never go there....

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2 hours ago, Laurent said:

Holly fuck.

 

Where is that? So I never go there....

Japan

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3 hours ago, QBF said:

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Who wase suppoestte to feede the monkeys?                                  :)

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The Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star was state of the art when I was a boy. It was common to see them fly overhead from the local Air Force Base as they left to go on patrol, or as they approached for landing.

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21 hours ago, Snaggletooth said:

Who wase suppoestte to feede the monkeys?                                  :)

That's the Astronaut's only job

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7 hours ago, QBF said:

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The Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star was state of the art when I was a boy. It was common to see them fly overhead from the local Air Force Base as they left to go on patrol, or as they approached for landing.

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Is this the one north North Korea shot down in april1969

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3 hours ago, garuda3 said:

Is this the one north North Korea shot down in april1969

Yes, that is the same model aircraft as the one the North Korean’s shot down. 

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17 minutes ago, QBF said:

Yes, that is the same model aircraft as the one the North Korean’s shot down. 

thanks , knew it was the same type , was there shortly after it happened

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This one is actually me shooting skeet with a black powder shotgun.

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8 hours ago, sadug said:

Epstein had a yacht?

Buddy Epstein owned multiple catamaran's designed by CSK in Hawaii, all named Polynesian Concept.  I seem to remember reading somewhere that one of his boats won the Transpac one year.  As an aside, James Arness of Gunsmoke fame also owned a CSK designed catamaran named Seasmoke.
https://www.choydesign.com/portfolio/polynesian-concept

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6 hours ago, QBF said:

Here is another state of the art jet from when I was a boy.

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Wow, are you ever old!

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6 hours ago, QBF said:

Buddy Epstein owned multiple catamaran's designed by CSK in Hawaii, all named Polynesian Concept.  I seem to remember reading somewhere that one of his boats won the Transpac one year.  As an aside, James Arness of Gunsmoke fame also owned a CSK designed catamaran named Seasmoke.
https://www.choydesign.com/portfolio/polynesian-concept

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    I had the dubious honor and obvious pleasure of sailing with Buddy Ebsen on his PolyCon design called the SUNDOWNER. I think I have told the story here and will look for the thread as it was a trip to remember! 

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I've never been a big fan of multihulls but have long thought the old Apache was a pretty good looking version.

It would appear to have been inspired by those PolyCon designs.

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1 minute ago, hobot said:

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Is that Natalie Portman standing off to the left doing character research?

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Just now, Left Shift said:

Trump family attorney.

and McCarthys right hand guy too.

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13 minutes ago, hobot said:

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Wow.  Amazing the pilot survived (or atleast was able to land the plane)

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8 minutes ago, hobot said:

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If you keep them well watered, apparently you can harvest  them in the fall.

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