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Old 04-08-24, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Never heard that one, personally. I also like quiche.

Some would also argue that real men don't shave their legs, wear spandex and try to keep their body weight down, but here we are. I realize that's not all Addictioners. But some of us for sure
I think it was a book. Early '80s maybe. Have no idea what it was about.
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Oooh, there was an Australian adaptation. Think it has a passage about fighting kangaroos? Can't get much more manly than that

The book was on The New York Times Best Seller list for 55 weeks and sold over 1.6 million copies. An Australian adaptation by Alex Buzo was published later that year.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Cars is cars. If you're taking the family someplace, especially if you're also taking friends, or stuff, a minivan works great. The idea that there's something unmanly about it is just weird.
It’s mostly just a joke that guys like to toss around, like locker room talk. As a mature responsible male you use what works best for your situation. Personally, BillyD would probably use an SUV if at all feasible, gas mileage be damned.
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Humor took a vacation today, it seems.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
It’s mostly just a joke that guys like to toss around, like locker room talk. As a mature responsible male you use what works best for your situation. Personally, BillyD would probably use an SUV if at all feasible, gas mileage be damned.
I LOVE driving 4-runners, but you can't stand bikes up in 'em and the deck height also contributes to bike loading being less pleasurable than on Pontiac Montana, Not sure if they'll accept 4x8 drywall/plywood or not...
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Some would also argue that real men don't shave their legs,
Now that we've had 3 shorts days here, I'm due to knock down the arm and leg jungles. I hate applying sunscreen through hair.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
It’s mostly just a joke that guys like to toss around, like locker room talk. As a mature responsible male you use what works best for your situation. Personally, BillyD would probably use an SUV if at all feasible, gas mileage be damned.
I drove an SUV while the Dodge was hors de combat. The commanding view was nice, but the only reason it's needed is because every damn body has one.
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I had an Audi RS5 that averaged about 5 to 8 mpg, but I hooned that car a lot. I also had a AMG C63S that only got about 10 mpg, but the foot was heavy in that car as well. Good times!
My Corvair got close to 30mpg. That was a pretty cool car. Had a 1956 VW that got that much, too, but a friend crashed it.

I had a 1960 Rambler American that burned so much oil it threw out a James Bond smokescreen. I used to say it cost more in oil than it did in gas. I sold it to a friend and warned him not to drive it on the freeway. He drove it to Oregon and made it part way back before the engine quit.
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Humor took a vacation today, it seems.
Prolly because the apocalypse stressed everybody out.
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Did you ever know a Ford that didn't come in white?
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Never heard that one, personally. I also like quiche.

Some would also argue that real men don't shave their legs, wear spandex and try to keep their body weight down, but here we are. I realize that's not all Addictioners. But some of us for sure
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Originally Posted by BillyD
It’s mostly just a joke that guys like to toss around, like locker room talk. As a mature responsible male you use what works best for your situation. Personally, BillyD would probably use an SUV if at all feasible, gas mileage be damned.
"Hey! Cool minivan. Can I have a ride?"

Said nobody. Ever.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It sells itself, unlike the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Got me there.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I LOVE driving 4-runners, but you can't stand bikes up in 'em and the deck height also contributes to bike loading being less pleasurable than on Pontiac Montana, Not sure if they'll accept 4x8 drywall/plywood or not...
I bet I can fit a 4x8 plywood in the Mini.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Prolly because the apocalypse stressed everybody out.
Rapture Lottery. Some wanted to win, others weren't so keen on the winning tickets.
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Since Billy D monitors close when I get onto this thread, I need to report and issue. On the full site I have to refresh and relog in if I want to respond. I also have to copy, save and refresh. If I even go to a new thread, same if I go to a new thread. I'm going to a new one and will have to refresh and relog in.

Edit: went to new thread in a different topic and had to refresh/relog in when I came back.

Edit: The same again. It's a recent developement. The phone is ok. If I leave the site and come back before a timeout, also no problem. It just happens moving between threads and responding to posts.
Come on bruh, that’s old water under the bridge, I’m not even going to honor that issue with a reply. It’s all good afaic.

Regarding the operating issue, troubleshooting is not in my skill set. I’m sorry you’re having problems, I’m positive someone in the User Assistance forum will be able to help you.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
"Hey! Cool minivan. Can I have a ride?"

Said nobody. Ever.

Naw, you hit that sliding door button and the ladies come a runnin!

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
"Hey! Cool minivan. Can I have a ride?"

Said nobody. Ever.
Back in the early 1990s, my dad and my brother caravaned across country. Dad was driving a new Trans Am. My brother was driving a new, redesigned, Dodge K-Car. Wherever they stopped, folks flocked to see the new K-Car.
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I bet I can fit a 4x8 plywood in the Mini.
I've never had to but a 4x8 sheet of plywood. Don't expect I ever will.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Naw, you hit that sliding door button and the ladies come a runnin!

Not the ones you want to come running.
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The Prius offers us no style points. A few years ago, I was considering replacing my old Corolla with some sort of manual hot hatch, Focus ST, Mazdaspeed, GTI etc. Then, my parents sold us their 2012 Prius for like 3 grand, basically a gift. Now we need to optimize for getting kids in and out of the car, a hot hatch won't be on the menu for quite some time.

When we get a second car, it wll be some sort of SUV since we do outdoorsy stuff a lot and need some clearance. I want a matching white Rav 4 Prime. With the black top. So sweet.
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You can actually fit surprisingly large items in a Prius, with the rear seats folded down. The hatch opens up quite nicely and its just a big long box in there.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Naw, you hit that sliding door button and the ladies come a runnin!

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Originally Posted by TMonk
The Prius offers us no style points. A few years ago, I was considering replacing my old Corolla with some sort of manual hot hatch, Focus ST, Mazdaspeed, GTI etc. Then, my parents sold us their 2012 Prius for like 3 grand, basically a gift. Now we need to optimize for getting kids in and out of the car, a hot hatch won't be on the menu for quite some time.

When we get a second car, it wll be some sort of SUV since we do outdoorsy stuff a lot and need some clearance. I want a matching white Rav 4 Prime. With the black top. So sweet.
A couple of years ago a friend of mine was thinking 4-runner for a while but got himself a brand new AWD Sienna instead and had it lifted 3". Not as capable as a 4-runner but gets him down plenty of FS roads just fine.
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