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Old 03-14-14, 09:42 PM   #1151
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Please provide peer-reviewed scientific research.
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This sport doles out whoopings quite liberally. All reasonable people are quickly turned away. Those with unreasonable amounts of perseverance stick around, get faster, and learn to be the doler of whoopings rather than the dolee.
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I expected the FLO guy to come back.
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Preowned 2012 Ford Focus Titanium hatchback.
Good choice. Enjoy it, Dannihilator.
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Even though @3alarmer has the occasional creepy comment, you'll notice there's more women comfortable enough to disclose they're women in this thread than in the general population. That says something.

It's unclear what the something is.
Women appreciate a certain amount of creepy. Witness Alan Rickman in nearly anything but especially "Rasputin", Christian Slater playing Jack Nicholson in "Heathers", and Jack Nicholson playing Jack Nicholson in nearly anything but especially "Witches of Eastwick".
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I'm a sucker for hatchbacks and always liked the look of the focus.
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Rare. I was actually thinking of pulling the decals on both sets of Reynolds, and mixing and matching a bit. I like the top fuel look of big n little on the rear and front. They're still awesome rims, and sing almost as nicely as the Rails. Just a different pitch.
I think that's the way to go. If you could get the same set of decals, that would be hot. 46/66.
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The more I look at that Merckx, the more I can't look at it.
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Women appreciate a certain amount of creepy. Witness Alan Rickman in nearly anything but especially "Rasputin", Christian Slater playing Jack Nicholson in "Heathers", and Jack Nicholson playing Jack Nicholson in nearly anything but especially "Witches of Eastwick".
...thank you. I attribute this to a woman's innate sense that all men are somewhat creepy,
and they'd rather see some awareness and revelation of it, rather than the deeply, darkly
creepy of someone like Ted Bundy....who was, by all accounts, a perfect gentleman.
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Last Wednesday, the 5th, I had a first and second interview with Walmart. (I know what you may be thinking. I've thought a lot of that myself. Still, they're not that different from Target and they're bringing about 400 jobs to the Vancouver metro area.) At the beginning of the first interview, the young man tried to give me a hard time about my interview being for 3pm and it then being 3:27. I stated that what I had been told on the phone and what I had written down was 3:15 and I'd been sitting and waiting for at least ten minutes for someone to call me over and begin interviewing me. He decided to let it go and hustled through the questions he had to ask me. (I had driven out the state highway behind some real idiots and in pissing down rain. I was expecting failure and irritated as f*** so I was not prepared to get jammed up about something I didn't do.)

The second interviewer seemed a bit readier for me. I was looking over a map while I was waiting and we started talking about riding and he told me he'd had a not very successful one the weekend before. He'd gone out with his young son and since neither had been on a bike in a while it was not as much fun as they'd hoped. He said "We called you in to interview for an overnight stocking position but looking over your application and experience, it looks like we might benefit more from having you in the bike area." I said "Well, to be honest, you would really, since Walmart doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to bike assembly." He said "I've heard that assessment and I agree with it completely." We talked a little more, he asked me the four questions he had to ask, and then he surprised me by saying "Have you ever considered going into management. "Um, no."

So, he told me to go home and take the management assessment and start thinking about what departments I might like to supervise. I took the test and they told me the next day that I scored high enough to be "competitive".

Monday, I had my third interview and they offered me the position of Merchandise Supervisor in Sporting Goods starting at $11.45 an hour. (I will not be surprised if I get moved to the arts, crafts, and school supplies department since that position is a lot harder to fill out here in the Northwest and they saw me knitting on the sock while I was waiting Monday and we discussed which would be a better fit.) This afternoon, they called and said I passed the drug and background test and orientation is scheduled for next Tuesday. I had kind of thought this Walmart gig was going to be another entry level dead-end job where I could keep my head down till someone got sick of me. Now it looks like I may be there a while and might even be able to support Lester and his hot new ride in the style to which they'd wish to be accustomed. (Yeah. I'm jealous.)
Take 'em by storm, @Ramona_W. You rock.

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Preowned 2012 Ford Focus Titanium hatchback, has very low mileage and felt right to me. Come monday I will hopefully be able to drive without fear of breaking down like what's been happening with the wonderful gm product I currently own has been doing to me for what seems to be every week this year.
...an undependable car is vexatious to the spirit.
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and Jack Nicholson playing Jack Nicholson .
....I have a funny story about Mr Nicholson almost killing me on a ski slope in Aspen in the late 70's.

The guy could not ski for ****, but he was enthusiastic as hell. Maybe you had to be there.
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I like the Focus hatchback. The back seat seems a bit cramped, but I don't sit there so it's not a deal-breaker.
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Sure sounds a sight better than the Fiero you mentioned test driving in an other thread!
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Fun fact : A 1999 Ford Focus was the first car I drove with more than 5 forward gears in it.
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Fiero. The best of the Citation and Chevette worlds. Sadly, when they did get it right, it was then discontinued.
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Sure sounds a sight better than the Fiero you mentioned test driving in an other thread!
I was joking about the Fiero, don't want anything to do with another GM Product.
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This one has 6 forward gears.
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....I have a funny story about Mr Nicholson almost killing me on a ski slope in Aspen in the late 70's.

The guy could not ski for ****, but he was enthusiastic as hell. Maybe you had to be there.
I can't speak for all women but there's a lot to be said for "enthusiastic as hell"... especially, but not exclusively, when combined with skill.
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Take 'em by storm, @Ramona_W. You rock.

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Here's an interesting question. Friend of mine lost a TT recently by 4 seconds. Position is great, fancy Felt TT bike, but HED Ardennes. If he runs 66s, does he make up those 4 seconds? 11 miles.
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Fun fact: When she wasn't shredding possibly incriminating documents, Fawn Hall, secretary of Oliver North, sped around DC in a red Ford Fiero with the vanity plate "FAWN".
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I was joking about the Fiero, don't want anything to do with another GM Product.
...it's really quite remarkable how many people you run into now with similar sentiments.

Even more so when you consider the loyalty to the brand among my father's generation. Hubris and bad management sucks as a branding strategy.
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Here's an interesting question. Friend of mine lost a TT recently by 4 seconds. Position is great, fancy Felt TT bike, but HED Ardennes. If he runs 66s, does he make up those 4 seconds? 11 miles.
Easily.
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Speaking of 300, how is the Camaro, ls01?

Its frikken sweet. My arms are killing me from rubbing out the paint though. I have been doing a panel a night, followed by some nice carnuba wax. I missed a leather interior for it today by an hour. I did score the leather door panels and a new dash pad, but I really wanted those seats. I need to find a way to remove tire rubber from paint, lol...yes I am ignoring the 300 lbs. remark, I'm no where near 300....yet.
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Wheelbuilder.com cover on the rear, and a 66 up front, would be ideal. 808 or equivalent, even more ideal.
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