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Forum: SLC 19 July 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,612
Posted By WildaBeast
I did say "In Europe...

I did say "In Europe (http://www.curbsideclassic.com/curbside-classics-european/curbside-classic-1965-vw-deluxe-micro-bus-samba-tinnibus/)". I'm sure Americans' expectations were different.

And...
Forum: SLC 19 July 2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,612
Posted By WildaBeast
I'm not so sure they were "bad" when they were...

I'm not so sure they were "bad" when they were new, but more like our standards have become higher now. In 1950s Europe that was considered an acceptable speed. Now we expect every vehicle to be...
Forum: SLC 19 July 2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,612
Posted By WildaBeast
VW did make a pickup version...

VW did make a pickup version (https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/short-strange-truck-air-cooled-vw-pickups/) of the Type 2, but it was only sold in the US for a few years before the "chicken...
Forum: SLC 19 July 2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,612
Posted By WildaBeast
I do find it difficult to distinguish a Midget...

I do find it difficult to distinguish a Midget from an MGB. As far as I can tell the only difference is the size and that’s hard to see unless you compare the two side by side.
Forum: SLC 19 July 2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,612
Posted By WildaBeast
1) An iconic and completely unmistakable 1957...

1) An iconic and completely unmistakable 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, in two tone turquoise and white.

2) A Dodge Viper, dark gray. It almost looked like something Darth Vader would drive.
Forum: Book Corner 18 July 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 641
Posted By WildaBeast
Regarding transportation, would someone with a...

Regarding transportation, would someone with a 1976 mindset at least search for a bus, as in ask the locals where the bus station was, before discovering there wasn't one? 1976 was before my time...
Forum: Police Blotter 18 July 2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By WildaBeast
Several years ago I went out to lunch with some...

Several years ago I went out to lunch with some coworkers. We drove to the restaurant in my coworker's tan Honda CRV. When we were leaving the restaurant we all walked over to a tan Honda CRV...
Forum: Police Blotter 18 July 2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By WildaBeast
Maybe this is the kind of small town where people...

Maybe this is the kind of small town where people don't bother locking their cars? I mean, given how she was able to "steal" the car in the first place...

Or maybe she would just press the button...
Forum: Police Blotter 17 July 2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 26,643
Posted By WildaBeast
I just want to say that I was relieved when I...

I just want to say that I was relieved when I clicked this thread to see that it was just an old thread that got bumped. When I saw the topic on the main forum page my first thought was that there...
Forum: Rantidote 17 July 2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 879
Views: 72,892
Posted By WildaBeast
Over the years since I moved to my neighborhood...

Over the years since I moved to my neighborhood I've seen so many tall, mature trees get cut down, most recently the ginormous pine in my nextdoor neighbor's backyard. That one was so big I suspect...
Forum: Rantidote 17 July 2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 84,907
Posted By WildaBeast
TYSHTTP: The fact that Angela Merkel is from the...

TYSHTTP: The fact that Angela Merkel is from the former East Germany and speaks fluent Russian is not, and and of itself, evidence that she is up to something nefarious or that Germany is America's...
Forum: SLC 17 July 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 53,324
Posted By WildaBeast
And I saw the same thing this morning. Same...

And I saw the same thing this morning. Same street, different location. It probably fell off of someone's vehicle and someone dragged it to the median to get it out of traffic.

TYSHTTP: When...
Forum: Police Blotter 17 July 2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By WildaBeast
Driver Ontario woman accidentally steals car for 2 weeks, mistaking it for a rental

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-tuesday-edition-1.4740605/ontario-woman-accidentally-steals-car-for-2-weeks-mistaking-it-for-a-rental-1.4740610
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 909
Posted By WildaBeast
Regardless of how reliable Teslas are or aren't,...

Regardless of how reliable Teslas are or aren't, I don't think I'd want to ride in a mini sub that was designed and built in a very short period of time by engineers who normally design rockets.
Forum: SLC 16 July 2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,353
Posted By WildaBeast
When I was in grad school I was part of a very...

When I was in grad school I was part of a very ethnically diverse group for a class project, including a Muslim guy from Jordan, an Indian guy, a Chinese guy, a black guy, one other white guy, and...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,031
Posted By WildaBeast
Well, when I saw "An Evening with John Cleese" a...

Well, when I saw "An Evening with John Cleese" a few months ago he did spend much of the time talking about how awful young people are these days and that sort of thing.
Forum: Business Bytes 16 July 2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By WildaBeast
That reminds me of a place in out town back in...

That reminds me of a place in out town back in the 1990s that was both a video rental store and a pet store. They had a parrot in the store that would say "hello" and follow you around as you...
Forum: SLC 16 July 2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,353
Posted By WildaBeast
I think that's the reason for my aversion to...

I think that's the reason for my aversion to white -- white cars all look like rental cars to me. There's really no rational reason for that association, though. Thinking about all the rentals I've...
Forum: SLC 16 July 2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,353
Posted By WildaBeast
I don't know about insurance companies, but many...

I don't know about insurance companies, but many car companies now charge extra if you want, say, red paint.
Forum: Rantidote 16 July 2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 274,552
Posted By WildaBeast
Because if they were truly not an X, there...

Because if they were truly not an X, there wouldn't be any need to say it. It should be obvious that they're not one.
Forum: Business Bytes 15 July 2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By WildaBeast
TV Alaska’s last 2 Blockbuster stores are closing, leaving just one in the U.S.

https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2018/07/12/the-last-two-blockbuster-stores-in-alaska-are-set-to-close/
Forum: Rantidote 14 July 2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 84,907
Posted By WildaBeast
I understand what you mean, but I'm guessing in...

I understand what you mean, but I'm guessing in this case they mean it uses ingredients that are in season during the summer.
Forum: SLC 14 July 2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,612
Posted By WildaBeast
It's not unheard of for private buyers to obtain...

It's not unheard of for private buyers to obtain former military trucks from surplus sales and that sort of thing to use as their own personal off road vehicles, too.

I saw another 240Z this...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 July 2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,031
Posted By WildaBeast
It wouldn't surprise me at all if Trump was late...

It wouldn't surprise me at all if Trump was late on purpose. Isn't that supposed to be a "negotiating strategy", asserting dominance over the other person by making them wait? For all I know it may...
Forum: SLC 14 July 2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 62,891
Posted By WildaBeast
There must be at least some third party hosting...

There must be at least some third party hosting for free, too, because my Photobucket hosted pictures are showing up again and I'm definitely not paying anything.
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