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Old 14 September 2018, 11:11 PM
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The worst example is the Alpha Romeo 4c that needs a visit to an approved Alpha Romeo mechanic in order to fill up the windscreen washer fluid.
Say what?!

Why would anybody buy one of those? What are you supposed to do when you run out in the middle of a long drive in bad weather?

ETA: apparently you can do it, but it's unreasonably complicated and hard to get at.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...l-wiper-fluid/

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Old 14 September 2018, 11:55 PM
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Why would anybody buy one of those?
Because it's an Italian sports car. Italian sports cars are supported to be complicated.

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What are you supposed to do when you run out in the middle of a long drive in bad weather?
I suspect most people who own these cars don't drive them in bad weather if they can avoid it.
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Old 15 September 2018, 12:58 PM
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Say what?!

Why would anybody buy one of those? What are you supposed to do when you run out in the middle of a long drive in bad weather?

ETA: apparently you can do it, but it's unreasonably complicated and hard to get at.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...l-wiper-fluid/
Ha brilliant! a workaround!

In answer to the question “Why would anyone buy one of those” when I first saw one in the flesh, in the ruby metallic red, I fell in love with it at first sight.

No danger of long drives though, the only storage (apart from the passenger seat) is a 10 inch by 5 inch by 5 inch cubby hole nestled in the engine bay. Just about good enough for a couple of rounds of sandwhiches and a flask!
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Old 15 September 2018, 09:21 PM
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In answer to the question “Why would anyone buy one of those” when I first saw one in the flesh, in the ruby metallic red, I fell in love with it at first sight.
I have just looked at some pictures.

I will say only that tastes vary.
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Old 15 September 2018, 09:36 PM
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I have just looked at some pictures.

I will say only that tastes vary.
in the flesh. hubba-hubba etc.
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Old 16 September 2018, 12:28 AM
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On a trip down the Wikipedia rabbit hole, I learned that the UK government has a cat with the official title "Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office". Not only that, but the cat that held this post under Churchill was named Nelson. I'm going to have to start telling people this is who my own Nelson-kitty is named after.
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Old 16 September 2018, 08:40 PM
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That is amazing. I want to give my cat a highfalutin job title now, but he's a lousy hunter. Maybe he can be chief culinary supervisor, since he likes to get all up in our business when we try to cook.
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Old 17 September 2018, 11:18 AM
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That is amazing. I want to give my cat a highfalutin job title now, but he's a lousy hunter.
Like many positions in the UK government, possession of the title does not imply compentency.
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Old 21 September 2018, 02:09 AM
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True on this side of the pond as well. I guess I might as well make him Commander in Chief.
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Old 21 November 2018, 06:27 PM
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Today I learned that Marlo Thomas's full name is Margaret Julia. With her nickname, I assumed it would be something like Mary Louise.

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Old 20 December 2018, 04:49 PM
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Not exactly "learned", as some scientific experimentation needs to be conducted, but...

...it is possible - possible, mind you - that I may like Pepsi Zero better than Coke Zero.

It may also be possible that the Lords of Coca-Cola Products to whom I have sworn allegiance will strike me down for this heresy, even if unconfirmed as of this writing.

They still both lose out to Diet Dr. Pepper, though.
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Old 20 December 2018, 06:35 PM
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I almost put this under “odd thing I saw today”, but I learned that there’s a chiropractic clinic in the terminal at the Minneapolis airport. I suppose that is something some might require after a long flight.
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Old 21 December 2018, 02:48 PM
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Wildabeast, the on-site chiropractor is a fantastic idea. I think a 15-minute massage place would do really well there also.

Today (ok, last night) I learned that some new cars don't come with a jack or a spare, just a big piece of Styrofoam instead. Of course, I learned this in the dark, in the pouring rain, while trying to deal with a tire that had just gone flat. I was not impressed or happy with my new knowledge.
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Old 21 December 2018, 09:39 PM
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Wildabeast, the on-site chiropractor is a fantastic idea. I think a 15-minute massage place would do really well there also.

Today (ok, last night) I learned that some new cars don't come with a jack or a spare, just a big piece of Styrofoam instead. Of course, I learned this in the dark, in the pouring rain, while trying to deal with a tire that had just gone flat. I was not impressed or happy with my new knowledge.
Isn’t the jack under the styrofoam?
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Old 22 December 2018, 06:22 AM
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Old 22 December 2018, 09:29 PM
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Isn’t the jack under the styrofoam?
Nope, it was just Styrofoam.
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There's a small button on the bottom right which says Top. When you click on that, it takes you to the top of the page.


I've been needlessly scrolling up for years.
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That is amazing. I want to give my cat a highfalutin job title now, but he's a lousy hunter. Maybe he can be chief culinary supervisor, since he likes to get all up in our business when we try to cook.
In my house, that's called quality control. Usually a cat just sits on the table and watches me while I prepare/cook.
When DH and I sit down to eat, I like to say that the dinner preparation was cat-supervised.
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Ever since it opened, I assumed that the casino in my area was Native American-owned. Turns out, it isn’t.
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A doctor whose website says "Accepting new patients" has a much more limited definition of that phrase than I do.
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