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Forum: Foo
11-11-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7,717
Views: 1,293,562
Posted By FlatTop

E.J. Potter, aka The Michigan Madman, was the...

E.J. Potter, aka The Michigan Madman, was the creator/rider of that V8-powered bike. In blunt terms, he lived.
Forum: Foo
10-02-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By FlatTop

I was a listener to Shep's late-night WOR show. I...

I was a listener to Shep's late-night WOR show. I wish that I'd known about all the radio gold available back then. There was real entertainment in radio in the '70s-'80s, unlike today.
Jean...
Forum: Foo
05-15-16, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By FlatTop

I think you nailed it. But I'm shocked at how...

I think you nailed it. But I'm shocked at how much the '70s big cars can look alike in profile.
Forum: Foo
05-14-16, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By FlatTop

The first pic might be a 1979-1980 Ford LTD....

The first pic might be a 1979-1980 Ford LTD. American cars aren't common in Jeddah, are they?
Forum: Foo
05-02-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By FlatTop

Now I'll never know the person behind the great...

Now I'll never know the person behind the great posts. Will miss his humor.
Forum: Foo
03-30-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By FlatTop

Aside from the fascinating color of the frog's...

Aside from the fascinating color of the frog's gall bladder, I remember very little of dissecting frogs. An amphibian shouldn't have to give his life for that. Substitute cayenne for formaldehyde,...
Forum: Foo
01-18-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,089
Posted By FlatTop

Mine was a gift, I didn't earn it. Unfortunately...

Mine was a gift, I didn't earn it. Unfortunately I didn't get the (quilted?) button-in liner or rain hood. And the tag is torn off. The only part remaining says, "DO NOT REMOVE THIS LABEL".

Do you...
Forum: Foo
12-21-15, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,578
Posted By FlatTop

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Foo
12-19-15, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 681,513
Posted By FlatTop

I actually felt sorry for that officer. she kept...

I actually felt sorry for that officer. she kept telling him how it was gonna go down. Her version didn't happen.
Forum: Foo
12-19-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9,865
Views: 1,981,359
Posted By FlatTop

Probably get funny looks at the gas station.

Probably get funny looks at the gas station.
Forum: Foo
12-15-15, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 244,379
Posted By FlatTop

That's my daily. I'm a Seiko 5 convert now. It...

That's my daily. I'm a Seiko 5 convert now. It runs against the BIG WATCH continuum, but it just works so well. And there is not a more comfortable band AFAIK.
Forum: Foo
12-15-15, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 681,513
Posted By FlatTop

Throttle stuck?

Throttle stuck?
Forum: Foo
11-16-15, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7,717
Views: 1,293,562
Posted By FlatTop

Looks very sophisticated for something powered by...

Looks very sophisticated for something powered by gravity.
Forum: Foo
11-06-15, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,578
Posted By FlatTop

Michelada?

Michelada?
Forum: Foo
10-28-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7,717
Views: 1,293,562
Posted By FlatTop

These were especially good, particularly the dry...

These were especially good, particularly the dry lakes footage. A Bugatti! And Earl Bruce's distinctive '40 Ford. At that time it seems like the earlier 4 bangers were on an equal footing with the...
Forum: Foo
10-25-15, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7,717
Views: 1,293,562
Posted By FlatTop

If that's a turbodiesel the hill is just...

If that's a turbodiesel the hill is just stretching its legs.
Forum: Foo
10-19-15, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By FlatTop

Most anything by Stevie Nicks alone or a good...

Most anything by Stevie Nicks alone or a good amount of Fleetwood Mac's hits. Whether I actively listen or just let it wash over me as background, always magic.
Forum: Foo
10-17-15, 01:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,606
Posted By FlatTop

That will leave a black mark on your permanent...

That will leave a black mark on your permanent record.

I admit that after totally ignoring my Facebook account for two years, I got into it in May and FB is slowly yet relentlessly taking over my...
Forum: Foo
10-09-15, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 681,513
Posted By FlatTop

That is wonderfully Monty Pythonesque.

That is wonderfully Monty Pythonesque.
Forum: Foo
10-04-15, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7,717
Views: 1,293,562
Posted By FlatTop

If I don't have at least an hour to spare, I...

If I don't have at least an hour to spare, I won't go to that Petrolicious YouTube page. Their videos are incredibly good.
Forum: Foo
10-04-15, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7,717
Views: 1,293,562
Posted By FlatTop

Here in the salty-wintered, rustbound Northeast,...

Here in the salty-wintered, rustbound Northeast, probably 198X. Unless stored unused for thirty years, there just aren't any. It's a shame most of us will never know how good these cars were.
Forum: Foo
10-01-15, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7,717
Views: 1,293,562
Posted By FlatTop

For Volvo it was a disease. While the basic...

For Volvo it was a disease. While the basic engine was used by all three companies, cylinder head design differed, and the Volvo head design was a real clincker. Inadequate oil distribution caused...
Forum: Foo
09-24-15, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7,717
Views: 1,293,562
Posted By FlatTop

The pic was probably taken at creator Gene...

The pic was probably taken at creator Gene Winfield's desert compound. Gene is still going strong, I hear he does metalshaping classes.
Forum: Foo
08-11-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By FlatTop

Good job. Reading along I thought you were going...

Good job. Reading along I thought you were going to say the pedal broke or fell off the crank. That happened to me, and was most unpleasant.
Glad it was simple and easy.
Forum: Foo
07-13-15, 06:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,530
Posted By FlatTop

I have a theory about what he's actually selling...

I have a theory about what he's actually selling that makes him so popular.
Forum: Foo
07-10-15, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7,717
Views: 1,293,562
Posted By FlatTop

The Bianchina isn't beautiful, but it is pretty...

The Bianchina isn't beautiful, but it is pretty enough to star in a Cars animated movie spinoff. Would be nice for errands and local driving.
Forum: Foo
07-05-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7,717
Views: 1,293,562
Posted By FlatTop

For the US market it was the B210 and a...

For the US market it was the B210 and a yellow/black number called the Honey Bee, with minimal equipment and a low price. Everyone I've talked with liked them very much, and lauded their reliability....
Forum: Foo
06-24-15, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,618
Posted By FlatTop

Some interesting suggestions in this thread,...

Some interesting suggestions in this thread, thanks! It seems you can't go wrong by posting about hot sauce on Foo.
Forum: Foo
06-23-15, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,618
Posted By FlatTop

I always thought Cluck U based their...

I always thought Cluck U based their Thermonuclear wing sauce on Dave's Insanity Sauce, another quality product. But for me that's a level of burn for once in a while. Everyday is Sriracha or the...
Forum: Foo
06-22-15, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7,717
Views: 1,293,562
Posted By FlatTop

The Mystery Machine on steroids.

The Mystery Machine on steroids.
Forum: Foo
06-20-15, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 681,513
Posted By FlatTop

"Don't those deer have eyes?".

"Don't those deer have eyes?".
Forum: Foo
06-19-15, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By FlatTop

That kinda reminds me of (shudder) Vienna...

That kinda reminds me of (shudder) Vienna sausage. I have no problem with ordinary SPAM, other than that it contains enough sodium to put my blood pressure up to the double eagle. Talledega...
Forum: Foo
06-15-15, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7,717
Views: 1,293,562
Posted By FlatTop

I used to turn on Falconcrest to watch that...

I used to turn on Falconcrest to watch that stately white limo roll up the drive. Then turn it off again.
Forum: Foo
06-11-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 681,513
Posted By FlatTop

The YouTube reveals just a little screaming and a...

The YouTube reveals just a little screaming and a perfectly appropriate amount of panic, followed by a simple remedy (closing and locking the door).
If lions learn how to use a slimjim, all bets...
Forum: Foo
06-07-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,588
Posted By FlatTop

Splifftidigitation: The art of making contraband...

Splifftidigitation: The art of making contraband disappear, and then conveniently reappear.
Forum: Foo
06-07-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 681,513
Posted By FlatTop

The bull was quoted as saying, "I never saw him!...

The bull was quoted as saying, "I never saw him! He came out of nowhere!".
Forum: Foo
06-07-15, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7,717
Views: 1,293,562
Posted By FlatTop

Those Crosleys are a lot of fun. One of those...

Those Crosleys are a lot of fun. One of those alternate technological paths of the '40s-'50s, in which European and American car design ran a bit closer together. A great "what-if?".
Forum: Foo
06-05-15, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 681,513
Posted By FlatTop

Closest of close calls. If the car hadn't been...

Closest of close calls. If the car hadn't been shoved sideways so far by the smaller stuff it seems like the boulder would have got him. For all who say there are no vehicular accidents, just...
Forum: Foo
06-03-15, 04:20 AM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 681,513
Posted By FlatTop

Just a little rounder rock and the motorist would...

Just a little rounder rock and the motorist would be FUBAR. I wonder how far it tumbled, given the rush of stones and debris that preceded it.
Forum: Foo
05-29-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 681,513
Posted By FlatTop

What a gutsy lady! She put everything she had...

What a gutsy lady! She put everything she had into that punch. EDIT: Kick, not punch.
Forum: Foo
05-28-15, 03:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,872
Posted By FlatTop

HIGHLY UNDERRATED POST^ I rinse a pot that's...

HIGHLY UNDERRATED POST^

I rinse a pot that's already been washed, just for the sake of dust which might have settled on the drainboard or on a shelf. My coffee cup OTOH sits on a desk in the den...
Forum: Foo
05-24-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 22,616
Posted By FlatTop

Peteer Rowan, Free Mexican Airforce ...

Peteer Rowan, Free Mexican Airforce
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HCdgAqicDU
Forum: Foo
05-22-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 681,513
Posted By FlatTop

I think that if the driver loaded the truck...

I think that if the driver loaded the truck himself, he put the bowling balls and dumbbells on the passenger side and the foam coolers and bubblewrap on the driver side.
Forum: Foo
05-18-15, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 681,513
Posted By FlatTop

"Holdeth my mead and watch thou this!".

"Holdeth my mead and watch thou this!".
Forum: Foo
05-10-15, 09:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,974
Posted By FlatTop

I'm hopeful this research will bear fruit....

I'm hopeful this research will bear fruit. Magnesium is abundant and kind of underutilized. Maybe we'll finally discover its proper niche.

My favorite electrical thing is certainly my desktop....
Forum: Foo
05-10-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By FlatTop

It looks like such a gentle fall, as if the...

It looks like such a gentle fall, as if the pavement wraps around you like a tender embrace.
Forum: Foo
05-09-15, 03:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By FlatTop

Agreed...not your priorities or mine,...

Agreed...not your priorities or mine, necessarily.


Sounds like a Capitol idea.

On-topic content: Windy, are you having sinus problems too while the earaches are occurring?
Forum: Foo
05-08-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By FlatTop

I work from January to April to pay for stuff...

I work from January to April to pay for stuff that doesn't cost me a dime. Just sayin'.
Forum: Foo
05-01-15, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 23,043
Posted By FlatTop

This, in spades. I did a Google search one time...

This, in spades. I did a Google search one time on a fitness trainer/author with a very interesting and unique name. To the best of my memory I didn't go to their FB page, yet they are now a friend...
Forum: Foo
04-21-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By FlatTop

It's a secret. I will tell you, but I INSIST that...

It's a secret. I will tell you, but I INSIST that we use the Cone of Silence.
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