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post #6091 of 13575
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Originally Posted by Svenn View Post

The latter tend to have the 'I was going a reasonable speed, I'm in front' mentality that plagues much of North American driving.

Yeah, I'm sure everyone drives perfectly where you are from.
post #6092 of 13575
That speed up thing is so common in Florida that you have to pass a little bit extra fast to make sure you get by before they can block you
post #6093 of 13575
Yeah, well, that's Florida. No one knows how to drive there.
post #6094 of 13575
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

That speed up thing is so common in Florida that you have to pass a little bit extra fast to make sure you get by before they can block you

I've actually ran a number of experiments on this. If you floor it and blast by people they rarely speed up. If you're on a multi-lane road and one guy is going 40 and another 43? The 40 mph guy is almost bound to start pacing the other guy.
post #6095 of 13575
I don't get why it's hard to grasp that on a crowded, standing room only bus, you need to go as far back as you can to make room for the people boarding. There's always some drooling moron who decides to stand about 10 feet back from the entrance, and doesn't quite understand why the 30 people just boarding are forcefully shoving past them until the driver or another passenger yells to tell that person that yes, you need to move to the back of the damn bus.

Is it really so hard? Nobody likes standing. But what's so goddamn special about that patch of floor that you can't walk back and make room in the front like everyone else is doing?
post #6096 of 13575
The last couple of mornings I have woken up a good three or four feet south of where I was positioned when I went to sleep. I can't imagine how I'm doing that.
post #6097 of 13575
Why spoken Hindi sounds like a language from a Star Wars movie?

I downloaded the Dukes of Hazzard movie, turned out it was in Hindi, and it sounded just like the Jabba The Hutt scenes from Return Of The Jedi.
Edited by MikeDT - 4/27/13 at 5:44pm
post #6098 of 13575
Lined seersucker jackets.
post #6099 of 13575
Seersucker jackets.
post #6100 of 13575
I was totally comfortable wearing seersucker when I lived in Georgia (just the jacket, full suit was a bridge too far for me). Now it feels like costume, but I still love the jacket. Dilemma.


Still wear seersucker pants though. Awesome when it's hot out.
post #6101 of 13575
I love seersucker. I wear it just about weekly during the season. In fact, I wore my jacket yesterday, and I got at least one compliment on it from a random person. That said, I'm with Gib - I own the suit, but I wear it as separates. I just can't bring myself to wear the whole deal. I've seen the full suit done very well, but I just don't feel like I could pull it off.

Also +1 to lawyerdad. A lined seersucker jacket makes no sense to me.
post #6102 of 13575
I'm joshin. I think they are fine, but they have to be paired with very sober shirt and tie. When things get too patterny they look like costumes.
post #6103 of 13575
Agreed. I generally wear my jacket with khakis, a blue button-down, and a simple, more casual, tie (if I wear a tie). The pants I wear with either a blue cotton or a white linen shirt. Very simple.

If you try to start mixing a bunch of colors or patterns, it can definitely turn costumey very fast.
post #6104 of 13575
I've always wanted a seersucker suit, but can't bring myself to buy one. Instead I opt for poplin or linen because I'm not sure I'd wear the seersucker.
Edited by JayJay - 4/30/13 at 11:06am
post #6105 of 13575
Fresco FTW.
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