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    Where the hell do people find this stuff?

    On the way into work this morning, I pull up behind an old Lincoln Town Car or Mark. It changes lanes and I pull up along side it.

    It is at this point that I can see the car is a funky shade of metallic green with an equally funky shade of metallic purple used to make a 2 or 3" tall stripe along the fenderline from front to rear. Add to this a vinyl top to match the stripe and some wire basket wheels with white wall tires and you are done.

    Where in the hell does one go to find metallic pea green paint and purple paint that only exists as the color for a child's TV dinosaur or stomach medicine? And then how does one get a vinyl top to match said Barney paint?
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    On the way into work this morning, I pull up behind an old Lincoln Town Car or Mark. It changes lanes and I pull up along side it.

    It is at this point that I can see the car is a funky shade of metallic green with an equally funky shade of metallic purple used to make a 2 or 3" tall stripe along the fenderline from front to rear. Add to this a vinyl top to match the stripe and some wire basket wheels with white wall tires and you are done.

    Where in the hell does one go to find metallic pea green paint and purple paint that only exists as the color for a child's TV dinosaur or stomach medicine? And then how does one get a vinyl top to match said Barney paint?
    Maaco?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    On the way into work this morning, I pull up behind an old Lincoln Town Car or Mark. It changes lanes and I pull up along side it.

    It is at this point that I can see the car is a funky shade of metallic green with an equally funky shade of metallic purple used to make a 2 or 3" tall stripe along the fenderline from front to rear. Add to this a vinyl top to match the stripe and some wire basket wheels with white wall tires and you are done.


    Where in the hell does one go to find metallic pea green paint and purple paint that only exists as the color for a child's TV dinosaur or stomach medicine? And then how does one get a vinyl top to match said Barney paint?
    paint store with PMS color coding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    paint store with PMS color coding.
    Was that you I passed? I was the middle aged guy in the Ford Freestyle staring at you.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Was that you I passed? I was the middle aged guy in the Ford Freestyle staring at you.
    yes.

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    Nice car. really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    ouch.
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    Exactly - either that, or a Professional athlete.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Some people would rather invest in their downfall than in their future.

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
    Some people would rather invest in their downfall than in their future.
    sounds like a poster at an anti-nra protest.

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    low riders like purple
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    Not seeing the problem here...

    I like green, my wife likes purple.

    Or is it the fact that it was a CAR painted those colours? A bike painted like that with reflective sidewalls and a purple brooks and handlebar tape. Hmmm.

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    He's probablly got a bike like this:

    Last edited by Durward_Kirby; 10-22-08 at 09:59 AM.

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    Or this:


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    ^^^^^^^^
    I'm trying to figure out how you ride that thing....
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    Exactly - either that, or a Professional athlete.
    When jsharr says "old", I don't think he's referring to "classic" old, but more like "early 90s" old. It's apparently a new-ish trend, a 90s semi-luxury car (usually Lincolns and Buicks) done up in one or more completely repellent colors (or at least distinctively non-stock colors), lifted, and put on giant wheels.

    I don't get it, but I suppose in addition to being massively uncool, I'm also old. Oh well.

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    It was most likely a late 80's early 90's Town Car. Body was not modified, it was not rolling on dueces. It was just painted purple and green and had imitation wire spoke wheels on it with white wall tires of a correctly proportional size to stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Ah, the even cheaper variety. Spent all his/her money on the "perfect" paint, only had enough left over for some wheel covers from Target and some stick-on whitewalls. Class!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
    combined with this



    Equals



    I really want a Pugsley. When I get one, I'm getting a mullet to go with it.....

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