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In Topic: Wanna guess the ten most corrupt states in America?

31 July 2014 - 10:22 PM

I figured FL would top the list.  You can buy anything in Tallahassee when the Legislature is in session.  Our state song is "If You Got the Money, Honey, I've Got the Time."  

I first heard it said about Texas, but it could apply to just about every one of them: "No Texan's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session."

In Topic: So ugly I would be embarrassed to charter. Beneteau Oceanis 35

28 July 2014 - 11:06 PM


Even the line drawing is hideous.   


Yeah, well, it's a guy, so...

is it wearing khakis?

At 3 in the morning ?

In Topic: New Car: "Break It In" or bullshit?

25 July 2014 - 07:36 PM

I had a prius pass me on the freeway yesterday. The guy had a jesus loves us all something or other sticker in the back window along with some eco save the earth sticker. He had his window rolled down, was smoking a cigarette hanging it out the window...was doing at 80 when he passed me, and he flipped me off cause I was going too slow? (only doing 70).




Musta been his girlfriends car........it was a wussy light purple color (Mrs PB would probably call it lavender or chartreuse or something).

Got passed by a Smart Car a few months ago.  I was doing 70, that guy must have been pedaling as fast as humanly possible.

In Topic: New Car: "Break It In" or bullshit?

25 July 2014 - 07:34 PM


Funny, when I bought my new Porsche, the salesman told "Drive it like you stole it when you leave here. Just don't be one of the idiots we get that has the car gets flat-bedded back after it gets smashed into a tree...".  The engine had been run in on a bench and at the time every Porsche had a bunch of miles on them, at the time they actually drove them before final delivery, don't know if they still do it. After visiting the plant last fall, it didn't look like it.


So dump the Prius and get a Porsche instead?

When I picked mine up the Service Manager simply said "don't be stupid."


Yep.  I bought 3 Audi's and 2 P-cars from the same salesman and got to know him pretty well.  He told me horror stories, like the first 996 Turbo they sold came back within days a totaled wreck. He pretty much said the same, don't be one of those. He told me they kept pics in an out of way place in the service area of 'idiot' cars. 

I did 4 Audis and 5 Porsches over a 40 year period.  2 salesmen, 2nd one has been selling Porsches since since the mid-70s.  Back in '73 I was getting my 911T targa serviced.  In comes an Alaskan blue metallic, virtually new, 914 2.0.  Except it came in on a flatbed, not under its own power.  Front end absolutely smashed in.   The thing had less than 100 miles on it.  Seems as though the owner was driving it down a road that borders a beach.  Staring at all the bikini clad sweet young things and forgot that the center island on the road had concrete based streetlights.  Guess he did not have to worry about any break-in period. I got to take a short test drive in the first 1976 911/930 turbo that dealer had.  An absolute beast. 


Guess my car history plus 2 racing sailboats explains why my kids attended public universities and not private ones.  Wife & I covered room, board, and tuition.  They were on the hook for books, pizza and beer.  Grad school was on their dime.  Younger son's employer paid for about 1/2 of his engineering masters degree.  Truth be told, we sold the boat to pay for his last 2 years of his undergraduate work.  By that time the thing was getting used less than once a week.  With winter storage, summer slips, insurance, yacht club dues, etc. we were virtually tearing up $100 bills every time the boat left the slip. 


I think they are now referred to as "the good old days."  The younger kid is now 37 years old. 

In Topic: Whale I'll be damned

25 July 2014 - 01:40 AM

Christians in ISIS controlled areas are completely screwed. http://www.theguardi...-or-be-executed

You ain;t see nothin' yet.

Here's the headline:

"ISIS Militants Order Iraqi Females to Undergo Genital Mutilation"