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Forum: SLC 14 December 2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,965
Posted By Roadsterboy
You can, and it's common in places like Los...

You can, and it's common in places like Los Angeles (of course, then you get someone who has worn out summer rated tires who doesn't know any better and decides to drive up into the mountains and...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 December 2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 177,747
Posted By Roadsterboy
I think you're right and they offer it this time...

I think you're right and they offer it this time of year to clear out inventory - otherwise wouldn't they offer this year round, if winter specific tires were such a necessity? (FWIW, most "normal"...
Forum: SLC 13 December 2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,965
Posted By Roadsterboy
This is what got me about the whole thing - he's...

This is what got me about the whole thing - he's never mentioned this until my review. I still don't bother to tell him I've read his emails unless there's an issue I need to bring up about the...
Forum: SLC 13 December 2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,965
Posted By Roadsterboy
I'd be willing to bet he doesn't know what a read...

I'd be willing to bet he doesn't know what a read receipt is. He's not that bright about a lot of things, and honestly tends to make things more complicated than they need to be.

This may very...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 December 2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 177,747
Posted By Roadsterboy
That's definitely not a thing here - granted the...

That's definitely not a thing here - granted the winters in Chicago are milder than yours, dealerships still don't give away winter tires or even offer them usually. Hell, were I to go buy a new...
Forum: SLC 12 December 2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,965
Posted By Roadsterboy
Stupid Question: Is it normal to respond to all...

Stupid Question: Is it normal to respond to all business emails telling the sender that you got their email?

Background: I work in retail, specifically in inventory and merchandising. I'm in the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 November 2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,452
Posted By Roadsterboy
My understanding is that they definitely made way...

My understanding is that they definitely made way more of the later cars than the wedges, or the earlier Grantura-based ones. That said, they're also newer so more likely to be around just due to...
Forum: Amusement Bark 16 November 2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,452
Posted By Roadsterboy
Depends on which models. They were certainly low...

Depends on which models. They were certainly low volume, but the 80's era "wedge" cars weren't worth a whole lot for a long time - they only really started appreciating in value in the early 2000's...
Forum: Amusement Bark 16 November 2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,452
Posted By Roadsterboy
They find a lot of them in the desert, frankly!...

They find a lot of them in the desert, frankly! However this is also something I notice in movies and shows set in the past - cars are often really shiny and in nice shape. I'm watching Mindhunter...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 November 2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,452
Posted By Roadsterboy
It will follow the same pattern as fifties and...

It will follow the same pattern as fifties and sixties cars - the interesting cars (leaving out exotics) will be saved first, so in the case of 80's cars it'll be sporty cars like the Camaro and...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 November 2017, 01:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,452
Posted By Roadsterboy
Several main characters changed a lot between the...

Several main characters changed a lot between the earliest episodes and the time it went to live audience. Potsie and Ralph in particular changed quite a bit. Potsie was more of a smartass...
Forum: SLC 11 November 2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 131,035
Posted By Roadsterboy
There's a chain of soda stores called Rocket Fizz...

There's a chain of soda stores called Rocket Fizz (they sell candy and various carbonated beverages that aren't beer). They do all kinds of weird flavors up to and including sweet corn, ranch...
Forum: Police Blotter 08 November 2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,640
Posted By Roadsterboy
A completely unsubstantiated comment elsewhere...

A completely unsubstantiated comment elsewhere (guy claimed to live in the same community and knew both parties) claimed that the Boucher was known to be difficult. So there's that.

Part of me...
Forum: SLC 07 November 2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 131,035
Posted By Roadsterboy
Erwins is correct - it's recommended to go down a...

Erwins is correct - it's recommended to go down a wheel size when buying snow tires. This means that if your car normally runs 17" wheels (regardless of width), you'd want a 16" for your winter...
Forum: Business Bytes 03 November 2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By Roadsterboy
Pretty much anything that's not based on sitting...

Pretty much anything that's not based on sitting in an office in front of a computer, or some kind of field like doctor, lawyer, architect, teaching, and so on, is considered a job for dumb people...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 03 November 2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,498
Posted By Roadsterboy
Um, more JERBS! Duh!

Um, more JERBS! Duh!
Forum: Business Bytes 02 November 2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By Roadsterboy
I was reading about this over on another site,...

I was reading about this over on another site, and the general consensus is that the owner/company will owe pay to many if not all of the employees, as UK labor laws require some sort of notice of...
Forum: Rantidote 01 November 2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 951
Views: 66,803
Posted By Roadsterboy
LTTAM/FWP: trying to add music to my iPod (an old...

LTTAM/FWP: trying to add music to my iPod (an old 60 gig model). Itunes steadfastly refuses to recognize it, as does my computer. Plugging the iPod into a USB port doesn't even wake it to charge, and...
Forum: Rantidote 24 October 2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 189,113
Posted By Roadsterboy
TYSHTTP: If you give the two and a half year old...

TYSHTTP: If you give the two and a half year old your smartphone, expect all the settings to be messed up.
Forum: SLC 12 October 2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 131,035
Posted By Roadsterboy
Yep, there are standards that have to be met, and...

Yep, there are standards that have to be met, and umps who make a lot of bad calls are supposed to hear about it. And like players and managers, umpires can be suspended for their behavior. That...
Forum: Rantidote 06 October 2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 951
Views: 66,803
Posted By Roadsterboy
I remember being contacted about our 10 year...

I remember being contacted about our 10 year reunion - the mother of one of the organizing students called my folks' house, and I happened to answer (I forget if I was living there again at the time...
Forum: SLC 06 October 2017, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 133,460
Posted By Roadsterboy
Nope. Plates do the same thing around here in the...

Nope. Plates do the same thing around here in the Chicago area. I'm not sure if it's an issue with the preparation of the metal or the paint quality or what, but after about 10 years of year round...
Forum: SLC 05 October 2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 133,460
Posted By Roadsterboy
The paint tends to chip and fall off,...

The paint tends to chip and fall off, particularly if you have harsh weather. The most recent Illinois series tends to do that - particularly the front plate which takes the brunt of stone chips and...
Forum: SLC 04 October 2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 133,460
Posted By Roadsterboy
In the old car world, a "California black...

In the old car world, a "California black plate/blue plate" is a selling point, for the reasons you cite - the car is an original California market car.

I wish there was a way to legally use...
Forum: Rantidote 29 September 2017, 02:24 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 189,113
Posted By Roadsterboy
A 1971 MGB. Dad had a '67 back in the day and...

A 1971 MGB. Dad had a '67 back in the day and back in like 2001 or so got this one for him and me to mess around with. My first car, back in 1990, was a '76 Midget.



That's always the joke...
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