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Forum: SLC 20 June 2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,560
Posted By WildaBeast
That reminds me, there used to be someone around...

That reminds me, there used to be someone around here with a Tesla Roadster (the original one that used a Lotus body). I'm not sure how many of those they made, but they seem to be a lot less common...
Forum: Social Studies 19 June 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 292
Posted By WildaBeast
I was born in 1980, and I remember cigarette...

I was born in 1980, and I remember cigarette vending machines in restaurants during my childhood. This was in North Carolina, though. Being a tobacco growing state they might have been one of the...
Forum: Techno-Babble 19 June 2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 459
Posted By WildaBeast
That's what Trump really wants -- a satellite...

That's what Trump really wants -- a satellite that that can shoot a giant laser beam ant any target instantaneously, just like a Bond villain.
Forum: Business Bytes 19 June 2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,208
Posted By WildaBeast
I take it you already have Tim Horton's in your...

I take it you already have Tim Horton's in your part of the US.
Forum: SLC 19 June 2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,560
Posted By WildaBeast
Another in the category of cars that were once...

Another in the category of cars that were once common but have mostly faded away. There's currently a 30+ year old Buick Electra Park Avenue...
Forum: Techno-Babble 19 June 2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 459
Posted By WildaBeast
So... Trump just recently complained about how...

So... Trump just recently complained about how much money it costs to have soldiers stationed in South Korea, but having a "Space Force" is apparently completely worth the money.
Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 59,013
Posted By WildaBeast
Around here I sometimes see what I assume are...

Around here I sometimes see what I assume are Mormons riding around on bicycles while wearing black slacks, white short-sleeve dress shirts, and ties.
Forum: SLC 18 June 2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,560
Posted By WildaBeast
If you go back a few more decades, a Mustang GT...

If you go back a few more decades, a Mustang GT from circa 1980 didn't have much more horsepower than a modern Toyota Corolla.

I didn't see anything exotic this morning, but I did see a rather...
Forum: SLC 17 June 2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 51,883
Posted By WildaBeast
I don't think we have a thread for wildlife...

I don't think we have a thread for wildlife sightings other than the photos thread (I tried to get a photo but my camera battery was dead), and it wasn't really odd, so I'll just put this here. A...
Forum: Rantidote 17 June 2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,895
Posted By WildaBeast
Dear spammer, I don't have kids, so your...

Dear spammer,

I don't have kids, so your "You have received a personalized Father's Day card" phishing email won't work on me at all.
Forum: Rantidote 16 June 2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,548
Posted By WildaBeast
Perhaps she was referring to an emergency weather...

Perhaps she was referring to an emergency weather radio, a radio that receives alerts from the National Weather Service, rather than a device that physically detects the current weather conditions.
Forum: SLC 16 June 2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,560
Posted By WildaBeast
This morning a on my way home from the farmers...

This morning a on my way home from the farmers market I saw a Dodge Viper.

Then maybe a mile later a big, 1960s or early 70s Oldsmobile convertible. I'd have to do some research to figure out the...
Forum: SLC 16 June 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,913
Posted By WildaBeast
I've purchased a classic Checker taxi...

I've purchased a classic Checker taxi (https://cinemavehicles.com/images/F142561093.jpg) and am using it as an Uber vehicle. Or maybe I'm just a regular cab driver. Either way I was driving people...
Forum: Business Bytes 16 June 2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,208
Posted By WildaBeast
Speaking of large portions, I just didn't feel...

Speaking of large portions, I just didn't feel like cooking tonight, so I ordered Chinese take-out. I'm probably going to get at least three meals out of their "dinner for one" -- that's what it was...
Forum: SLC 16 June 2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,560
Posted By WildaBeast
Sorry for the triple-post, but too late to edit...

Sorry for the triple-post, but too late to edit again. Just to clarify for those who don't feel like clicking the link -- I meant the 1970s-80s version, not the iconic 300SL with the gullwing doors...
Forum: SLC 16 June 2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,560
Posted By WildaBeast
Too late to edit, but a classic Mercedes SL...

Too late to edit, but a classic Mercedes SL (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_R107_and_C107) (not sure exactly what version) just drove by while I was looking out the window.
Forum: SLC 16 June 2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,560
Posted By WildaBeast
Last night I saw an old, beat up, 1990s era...

Last night I saw an old, beat up, 1990s era Lincoln Town car stretch limo in traffic. I can't imagine an actual limo company would actually use a limo that was in such poor condition, which made me...
Forum: SLC 16 June 2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,978
Posted By WildaBeast
I just discovered that a Five Guys has opened...

I just discovered that a Five Guys has opened near me. I don't know how long it's been there as it's in a shopping center I don't go to often, so I just discovered it today. I've been wanting to...
Forum: SLC 14 June 2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,080
Posted By WildaBeast
A favorite of mine, sometimes seen on classic...

A favorite of mine, sometimes seen on classic British cars:
"The parts falling off this car are of the finest English workmanship."

Google image search reveals there's also a variation for...
Forum: SLC 14 June 2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 29,503
Posted By WildaBeast
Hey, the path that led me to the article about...

Hey, the path that led me to the article about Wikipedia actually passed through an article that was involved in one of the lamest edit wars. It went something like "Better off Dead (film)" (Because...
Forum: SLC 14 June 2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,560
Posted By WildaBeast
I'm beginning to convince myself that it was in...

I'm beginning to convince myself that it was in fact an Elite. I'm probably spending way too much time researching this, but I actually found an article in a local magazine...
Forum: SLC 14 June 2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,560
Posted By WildaBeast
I'm sure you mean 400 cubic inches, not 400 cc...

I'm sure you mean 400 cubic inches, not 400 cc (cubic centimeters). 400 cc would be like a motorcycle engine.
Forum: SLC 14 June 2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,560
Posted By WildaBeast
A Skyhawk...

A Skyhawk (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buick_Skyhawk#/media/File:1975_Buick_Skyhawk.jpg) hatchback, perhaps? The rear is rather Pacer-like, IMO.
Forum: SLC 14 June 2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,560
Posted By WildaBeast
Doing a Google image search, the car I saw looked...

Doing a Google image search, the car I saw looked very much like this 1959 Lotus Elite (https://www.conceptcarz.com/view/photo/1067609,8186/1959-Lotus-Elite-S1_photo.aspx). I can't remember if it...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 13 June 2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By WildaBeast
The mayo is a new variety that they introduced...

The mayo is a new variety that they introduced recently, hence it being featured on the home page. But it's actually their habanero hot sauce...
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