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Old 02-20-2014, 12:19 AM   #1936
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Thumb Beautiful

He looks a bit like a new V-Strom in the face.

Raptors are some of the most beautiful things on this planet. imho
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:53 AM   #1937
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Most excellent, gunissan! But I'll raise you some Tony Capstick:

http://youtu.be/WUql6PRW18Y

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Very good, I had not heard that one!
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:28 AM   #1938
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Raptors are some of the most beautiful things on this planet. imho
Agree, and sharks. Streamlined, efficient, graceful... lethal. I saw a redtail hawk take a grouse in flight, pretty impressive.


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Old 02-24-2014, 07:33 PM   #1939
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Me and the trash man

Well, I commute everyday on my RoadKing. Usually, all I experience is the occasional idiot who can't read stop signs, see the fact that the light has turned red, blind left turner, etc. But, today I topped them all.

I pulled into the parking lot at work and noticed that the big trash hauler was just setting down the large bin after emptying it. I slowed down, knowing that either I had to pass behind the truck or wait for it to turn and head in my direction. The back-up lights came on and the wheels of the truck began to turn....."holy shit! he's coming this way..." Knowing he couldn't see me I stopped and put my feet down hoping to back pedal quickly. Unfortunately, after the recent ice storm, debris covers the area still and my feet immediately begin to slip. In addition, if I try to back pedal, it is up hill. So, in the dark, poor footing, needing to back up up hill, fearing that I cannot be seen....I beep the horn and wave my arms like crazy. Trash guy stops. I pass by unharmed...and go inside to clean out my undies.

He and I have danced at this before, but this was a really close call. The poor footing really impaired my response to the threat. I should never have pulled up that far. I could have waited well back until he was finished, but I was impatient. Lesson learned. Yes, I know I bees a moran.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:51 AM   #1940
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My dad had something similar happen, years ago, in a cage. Dumpster driver backed out of an alley fairly rapidly and t-boned my dad's 280ZX on the right side, and just kept going. Car was being forced onto it's left side, my dad honking (and no doubt swearing a blue streak) and damn near toppled before the driver realized 'something wasn't right', stopped, and pulled forward a few feet. Car drops back to an even keel, and driver walks back to find my dad climbing out of a ZX that's now mostly glassless and half a car wide. My dad's a good cusser- wish I'd been there. Dumpster company tried to repair the wishbone ZX but gave up and bought us another one.
On a more sober note, same thing happened here recently except the truck backed into a 40mph street and killed a kid just driving to school. Glad your experience came out better.


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Old 02-25-2014, 09:50 AM   #1941
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We stayed at a place in NH last week for vacation to go skiing. I used to live in NH back when it was actually NH so I'm familiar with the "Woodchuck" mentality, as typified here:

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You ARE correct. Outbacks with Massachusetts plates ARE common up here in NH. Yesterday, driving home from Mad River Glen, I got stuck behind at least 17 of them driving like idiots. Thank God for Camp Brook Rd over Bethel Mountain.
Keep in mind that 95% of the time, the person making such statements moved there "from away."

We brought two cars, a Subaru wagon and a Honda Odyssey, both with the latest Nokian snows. Good thing, too, as it snowed most of the week, and this would be our typical "commute" to the mountain: Lear Hill Road. I don't even know if it's paved or dirt as we never saw it.



Now, I have an office in both MA and NH, drive all over NE for business, and I guess my opinion of local drivers can be typified as this: MA drivers suck, but the rest of New England does their damnedest to keep up.

We saw three cars stuck during the week, and I'll give you a hint as to what all three license plates had in common.....
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:32 AM   #1942
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What does live free or derp mean?
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:12 AM   #1943
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Had to go look at my plate, mine say live free or die
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:51 AM   #1944
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What does live free or derp mean?
They have passed too many restrictive laws there lately and people are not willing to die.
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:13 PM   #1945
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What does live free or derp mean?

This might help
http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...p&defid=134579
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:37 PM   #1946
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:11 PM   #1947
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Derp is to act in a stupid, silly or childish manner.

Started out as an image macro saying, over a before and after photo of something darwin award worthy. "I just herped, so hard I derped".
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:59 PM   #1948
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Derp is to act in a stupid, silly or childish manner.

Started out as an image macro saying, over a before and after photo of something darwin award worthy. "I just herped, so hard I derped".
Baseketball, 1998.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:02 AM   #1949
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Baseketball, 1998.
Starring Yasmine Bleeth, Jenny McCarthy, and Victoria Silvstedt. And it's catching on. NASIOC even has a Derp Emoticon.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:30 AM   #1950
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We saw three cars stuck during the week, and I'll give you a hint as to what all three license plates had in common.....
They were all expired?
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