Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby The Savior » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:09 pm

z ipper wrote:need new wheels, any recommendations. had my car since 2000 so i don't know what's cool anymore.
wanna spend ~35k. want: good mpg, good in snow. thinking suv but not married to it.


if you have the time, shop around a bit. i got a 2009 S40 volvo with 4WD that was the dealer's courtesy car (had 4k on it over its first 10 months) for 26k, which included the extended used car power warranty (6yr/125k miles). not that you need to buy a volvo, but you can find a real nice car for a solid price these days.

as someone else mentioned, i love the 2009-2012 ford escapes. the hybrids aren't worth the premium in price or time it would take to actually get it (I think I calc'd that it would take like 7 or 8 years to get back the difference in price based on the mpg increase).
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby Barry Jive » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:10 pm

Trent Steele wrote:Whitesnake songs still sound awesome. Not sure I can say that about any of those bands from that era.


Does Mötley Crüe count? Heard "Girls, Girls, Girls" at a bar the other night and it went over pretty well
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby The Savior » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:10 pm

PrattRules wrote:Anyone ever been to Maggiano's on 12th and Filbert. Any good?


family-style italian food. it's a major step up from an olive garden, but nothing like the mom-and-pop type places you could go to in south philly.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby TenuredVulture » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:10 pm

Remember, though, being a Republican requires a belief that all things made with carbon are harmless.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby The Savior » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:11 pm

SK790 wrote:I do not like coffee.


this surprises me very much
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby jerseyhoya » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:11 pm

Bucky wrote:
jerseyhoya wrote:My smoke/carbon monoxide detector started chirping a few days ago. I figured it was a low battery noise because it wasn't flashing or making too much fuss. It was pissing me off so I took out the battery. Just put in a new battery and the carbon monoxide thing started wailing after I hit test. I took out the battery and put it back in, and now it's not wailing after the test. I don't think my apartment is full of carbon monoxide, but if I die, tell my folks I love them and I'm sorry I was too lazy to do more to check.


CALL THE FIRE COMPANY

CO is colorless and odorless, so you'd never know if you had it or not. They'll come down with a CO meter and check things out. No biggie.

I went upstairs and borrowed their detector so have two in my apartment now. Neither are beeping.

I mean, the thing was chirping like 5 days ago. And I took out the battery then and didn't die in the interim. I finally bought a new battery this afternoon and it freaked out for a while when I put it in, but its now calm. I put one in the room with the heater for a while figuring if I was having a carbon monoxide problem, it'd be worst in there and nothing happened.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby jerseyhoya » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:13 pm

TenuredVulture wrote:Remember, though, being a Republican requires a belief that all things made with carbon are harmless.

Except Muslims
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby TenuredVulture » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:13 pm

jerseyhoya wrote:
Bucky wrote:
jerseyhoya wrote:My smoke/carbon monoxide detector started chirping a few days ago. I figured it was a low battery noise because it wasn't flashing or making too much fuss. It was pissing me off so I took out the battery. Just put in a new battery and the carbon monoxide thing started wailing after I hit test. I took out the battery and put it back in, and now it's not wailing after the test. I don't think my apartment is full of carbon monoxide, but if I die, tell my folks I love them and I'm sorry I was too lazy to do more to check.


CALL THE FIRE COMPANY

CO is colorless and odorless, so you'd never know if you had it or not. They'll come down with a CO meter and check things out. No biggie.

I went upstairs and borrowed their detector so have two in my apartment now. Neither are beeping.

I mean, the thing was chirping like 5 days ago. And I took out the battery then and didn't die in the interim. I finally bought a new battery this afternoon and it freaked out for a while when I put it in, but its now calm. I put one in the room with the heater for a while figuring if I was having a carbon monoxide problem, it'd be worst in there and nothing happened.



Hey, you're still alive. I guess global warming isa myth.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby PrattRules » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:17 pm

I think I'll opt for a different place than Maggiano's then.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby SK790 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:17 pm

The Savior wrote:
SK790 wrote:I do not like coffee.


this surprises me very much

why?
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby Bucky » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:18 pm

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PrattRules wrote:I think I'll opt for a different place than Maggiano's then.


the one in KoP is awesome
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby The Savior » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:19 pm

SK790 wrote:
The Savior wrote:
SK790 wrote:I do not like coffee.


this surprises me very much

why?


you used to work a lot of overnight shifts, right?
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby mickbayne » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:21 pm

z ipper wrote:need new wheels, any recommendations. had my car since 2000 so i don't know what's cool anymore.
wanna spend ~35k. want: good mpg, good in snow. thinking suv but not married to it.

STI! More fun to drive than any car you'll find priced around 35k. Excellent in snow. Mpg (17/23) isn't too great, though.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby The B1G Piece » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:21 pm

PrattRules wrote:I think I'll opt for a different place than Maggiano's then.

People gotta bring it family-style.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby SK790 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:22 pm

The Savior wrote:
SK790 wrote:
The Savior wrote:
SK790 wrote:I do not like coffee.


this surprises me very much

why?


you used to work a lot of overnight shifts, right?

swing shifts. good point, i was the only one there who did not drink coffee.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby z ipper » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:24 pm

i'm kinda liking the lexus ct200 hybrid. some angles i really like it, some it's too hatchbacky. 42mpg, and a lexus front wheel drive would be good enough compared to my old ranger rear wheel drive in the snow
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby The Savior » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:27 pm

can you get it soon, though? i remember my brother looking at a lexus hybrid a year or so ago and the waitlist was insanely long cause all them rich folks can't afford a car that doesn't efficiently use gas.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby CalvinBall » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:20 am

Did you hear about the orphanage that burned down?
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby CalvinBall » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:36 am

CalvinBall wrote:Did you hear about the orphanage that burned down?


No one's kids died.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread LXX

Postby WheelsFellOff » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:48 am

CalvinBall wrote:
CalvinBall wrote:Did you hear about the orphanage that burned down?


No one's kids died.

How many orphans died?
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