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Today 12:16 PM
Austin I'm all stressed.

Replacing the water heater in my place, it's not a simple setup either as it runs the furnace. Inspection is tomorrow and last night we found out we don't have some fittings/drip pan that we need to get.

I had to turn down the appraisal for today, which I didn't know was planned.
Today 02:26 AM
socialist
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Originally Posted by dr.gonzo! View Post
I had to look up WTF a menstrual cup was. I know liners, pads and tampons. Did not know they had advanced engineering for that stuff. What's next? Thrust vectoring? That's why I could see this happening to me. Also the person that posted the wobbly sausage video had me dying. Especially when the kid just starts machine gunning it at 6 seconds in.

Wobbly sausage - YouTube
that is amazing
Today 02:26 AM
dr.gonzo! It was this one. Now swoop in and get it for $40k
Today 02:20 AM
socialist
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Originally Posted by BWAL View Post
what did you dislike?

when i look at interior pics of the ranger i always think "oh that looks pretty down syndrome friendly"
The interior felt really cheap compared to the 4Runner, surprisingly. Even with all the tech. Just kind of cheesy.

Pretty sure I heard at least two areas of mild rattling. Not a huge deal but the 4Runner has zero rattles and my 2016 had zero rattles even after 25k miles.

Steering wheel was a strangely small diameter and felt puny in my hands. Like it was too thin.

Muthafucking zero visibility when looking over your shoulder/out the back window.

Back seat is completely useless when I had the seat all the way back. And having the seat all the way back made me feel like I could still use more leg room from the pedals.

That little turbo 4 cylinder is a beast off of the line. Makes the entire truck feel quick and super lightweight. I was really impressed by that. But the 10 speed transmission is just kind of weird. I'd probably get used to it after owning it for a while and it learning what to do over time, but it was just strange. Kind of shifted like shifting bicycle gears rapidly when downshifting.

Aesthetically, it's a sporty looking truck and I dig the look overall. But it looks pussy as fuck next to my 4Runner.





Now, dat GTPP2 behind the 4runner?

Today 02:18 AM
dr.gonzo! I had to look up WTF a menstrual cup was. I know liners, pads and tampons. Did not know they had advanced engineering for that stuff. What's next? Thrust vectoring? That's why I could see this happening to me. Also the person that posted the wobbly sausage video had me dying. Especially when the kid just starts machine gunning it at 6 seconds in.



---------- Post added at 01:18 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:12 AM ----------

Oh and Cherokee Indian hair... but that might have been an SNL sketch before all the PC crap.

Edit * south park
Today 02:08 AM
BWAL goodwood looks so fucking fun

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@BWAL , are the top mods really not able to alter the forum design to make that section private again? I know it's almost overly-paranoid, but that shit shouldn't be publicly searchable.
i might be able to fix it, i'll check. if not i'll try to get AG to do it

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definitely not trading the 4Runner in on the Ranger now that I went to go check one out
what did you dislike?

when i look at interior pics of the ranger i always think "oh that looks pretty down syndrome friendly"
Today 01:54 AM
socialist I think I unsubscribed to r/TIFU because I'm so cynical I don't believe any of the shit ever has actually happened.
Today 01:43 AM
dr.gonzo! https://www.reddit.com/r/tifu/commen...fes_menstrual/
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TIFU by letting my son take my wife’s menstrual cup for show and tell
Today 12:42 AM
socialist definitely not trading the 4Runner in on the Ranger now that I went to go check one out
Yesterday 07:45 PM
dr.gonzo! Oh god the chicken!
Yesterday 06:28 PM
socialist
Yesterday 06:18 PM
dr.gonzo!
Yesterday 05:29 PM
Austin
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Originally Posted by socialist View Post
Oh I see how it is! Can't handle the lectures on Marxism and the societal collapse of morality due to Predatory Capitalism over a few artisanal craft hazy 120 minute double hopped IPAs?!



Anything is possible for next year. Depends on our vacation time but I'd be down for another UK trip. Just not sure if S would want to do that again so soon or try to explore other parts of the planet.
Lol it's been 2 years since you last went right?

There are places you guys haven't seen in England!





















we will show you them
Yesterday 05:22 PM
socialist
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Originally Posted by Austin View Post
Do you guys want to go next year? Rachel enjoys your (ok mostly S's) company.
Oh I see how it is! Can't handle the lectures on Marxism and the societal collapse of morality due to Predatory Capitalism over a few artisanal craft hazy 120 minute double hopped IPAs?!

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If you guys can make a few days out of it we can hit up a bunch of National Trust sites and shit.
Anything is possible for next year. Depends on our vacation time but I'd be down for another UK trip. Just not sure if S would want to do that again so soon or try to explore other parts of the planet.
Yesterday 04:48 PM
Austin
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Originally Posted by socialist View Post
I honestly preferred watching those shitty Mini class and other slow cars over the super high performance ones. The GT40s and Porsches and Ferraris are awesome to see out there tearing it up, but the slower car classes just don't give a fuck. They have no issues playing dirty and bumping into each other and just going balls to the wall at every turn. And there are tons of little battles going on throughout the lineup for the entire race.

I mean, these two pictures basically sum up the absurdity of it:




The fact that that little tikes toy car battled that gigantic beast for the entire race was equal parts awesome, exciting, and hilarious.

I know I already told you this, but y'all really need to stay in Chichester if you go again. It's a really awesome little town and makes it way easier to pound beers since there is an old british double decker bus that ferries you from the town to the estate.

We'll definitely return at some point. It's one of my favorite memories so I'm glad y'all enjoyed it.
Lol Those cars are driven by the proper racing drivers. Mat Jackson, Anthony Reid, Andre Lotterer, real big name drivers. I loved watching them.

We should have stayed in Chichester but Rachel had a free night with her AmEx at any hotel, so we chose the most expensive Hilton we could find which was in Brighton (and it was the worst hotel we stayed in).

Do you guys want to go next year? Rachel enjoys your (ok mostly S's) company.

If you guys can make a few days out of it we can hit up a bunch of National Trust sites and shit.
Yesterday 04:01 PM
socialist I honestly preferred watching those shitty Mini class and other slow cars over the super high performance ones. The GT40s and Porsches and Ferraris are awesome to see out there tearing it up, but the slower car classes just don't give a fuck. They have no issues playing dirty and bumping into each other and just going balls to the wall at every turn. And there are tons of little battles going on throughout the lineup for the entire race.

I mean, these two pictures basically sum up the absurdity of it:




The fact that that little tikes toy car battled that gigantic beast for the entire race was equal parts awesome, exciting, and hilarious.

I know I already told you this, but y'all really need to stay in Chichester if you go again. It's a really awesome little town and makes it way easier to pound beers since there is an old british double decker bus that ferries you from the town to the estate.

We'll definitely return at some point. It's one of my favorite memories so I'm glad y'all enjoyed it.
Yesterday 03:15 PM
Austin Goodwood was good, I had wood.

I've been to SEMA and a billion car shows and races throughout my life but never anything like that (at least not as important in terms of the cars). We had tickets only for Saturday, which was both a bit shitty and decent, as we didn't get to see the 250 GTO's and Ford GT40s racing which was a goal of mine. But being there just Saturday was enough traffic for me, it took us 3 hours to drive 100 miles Friday night.

It was hot as hell, every time we go to England the weather is hot and sunny. I guess we bring it with us.

We looked cute as hell in our 1940's clothing, me specifically.

I really like classic Mini's and I saw more there than any other car, one thing I've started taking a liking to is the older Bentley's which were old Le Mans racers. There was an entire garage row filled with like 1921-1925 Bentley Le Mans. It sort of took my breath away, even though I had seen one particular 1925 car at Brooklins museum just a few days prior which didn't awaken anything in me. I guess it was just a bit more special that they were all together.

There were a shit ton of people, I told Rachel if we come back we are buying some sort of tent tickets to get away from the crowds. Our passes let us into some of the grandstand areas but not all of them, but we did get access to the pits. We never really had any issues finding seats though, I didn't end up drinking beers or anything either, I probably should have but I was pretty damn tired after all of the running around we had done in the 3 days prior. We put like 500 miles on our piece of shit, brand new Nissan Qashqai. God I hated that car.

I enjoyed the airplanes that they had, first time ever seeing a Spitfire. Plenty of American planes with proper N numbers instead of G. There was a 66 V-tail Bonanza that few over from across the pond. Maybe if I grow some balls we can try a trip like that with some of Rachel's planes.

Overall, I had a great time. If we go back I might want to go for more than one day and get an uber to take us to and from to get a nice English buzz, and I pray it's cloudy/rainy.

I have a big ol' American boner for the Alfa Romeo Sprint GTA now, I don't remember seeing one at Goodwood but there was one at Castle Combe (another race track we went to) and he was throwing down hot laps.

They bring $400,000+ so I may have to save a bit before I can find one.
Yesterday 02:53 PM
socialist
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Originally Posted by Austin View Post
Do you have any nice stories for us about Chad?
The best story: he's on vacation until Monday so I'm soaking in every drop of paradise while I can.

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Originally Posted by Austin View Post
I like that, uh S, really liked that you told us all about him. She thought that was hilarious.
YOU DARE SPEAK THE FIRST LETTER OF HER NAME?!

Tell me your opinion on Goodwood now.
Yesterday 02:49 PM
Austin Hey BRM,

Do you have any nice stories for us about Chad?

I like that, uh S, really liked that you told us all about him. She thought that was hilarious.
Yesterday 02:29 PM
socialist
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Originally Posted by xocolleenox View Post
It took two for me to knock a green square off of brnatrosums.
rat bastard!

time to go prop up eagle in the politics section to make up for it I suppose!

"liberals with their sticky fingers stealing my retirement as we speak and also claiming the climate is cooling when it's actually warming and have you seen this ice cube in my freezer scientists are only in it for their $10/day stipend!"
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