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post #496 of 69959
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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post
I used to get fix it tickets for my lights, my exhaust and my tires all the time from the rookie cops or the few that were pricks around where we lived. I'd just smile, gladly take the ticket and say "Thanks, I'll just have Stan (the Cheif of Police) sign it off for me at my Dad's poker game on Sat night." (for a few years my Dad hosted huge local poker tourneys).
The one time the biggest prick thought he really had me nailed was when I rolled through a stop sign, he pulled me over, was giving me a ticket and then Stan rolls up and walks up to the window, tells him to take off that he'll take care of it...we just talked about where I was going to college.

It seems like your goal is to make us not like you. And what a good job you do. You have made it clear that you aren't here to take any advice, as you vehemently attack anyone who criticizes your style. Reading your posts, it seems like the only reason you are here is to flaunt your wealth and connections. Learn some humility and tact.
post #497 of 69959
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Originally Posted by VMan View Post
Was walking to the bars last night. An obviously drunk driver went flying around a corner down the wrong way on a one-way street, and almost nailed a guy on a bike. He then screeched the tires and made a u-turn in the middle of the street. In the process he went right by a cop who was sitting in a bank parking lot. The cop did nothing but yell something at him thru the open window. As I walked past the cop car, I said "nice work, jackass". The A-hole cop tails me thru the parking lot, flashes his lights, gets out, checks my ID, pats me down for weapons or drugs...totally unnecessary.

Isn't this illegal since cops aren't subject to the same harassment laws as regular citizens?

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Originally Posted by GoSurface View Post
Lateness, because it's inexcusable.

arggggh!

Guilty as charged.



I often joy ride around town exploring. I hate it when I am driving and someone is really impatient behind me so I turn off so they can go past me. Sometimes I manage to guess where they are going through my randomness of trying to get out of their way. Annoys the shit out of me.
post #498 of 69959
Nesting birds in springtime that can't tell the difference between a bike helmet and a predator. I am effing sick of being dive-bombed by magpies on my training rides. It scares seven kinds of s4 out of me when they hit me.
post #499 of 69959
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post
Nesting birds in springtime that can't tell the difference between a bike helmet and a predator.

I am effing sick of being dive-bombed by magpies on my training rides. It scares seven kinds of s4 out of me when they hit me.

Magpies dive bomb their predators? Gutsy birds.
post #500 of 69959
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
An ex-Texan Air National Guard as president?

What are you suggesting sir! He served hard time at the CHAMPAGNE Unit.
The mexicans could invade anytime you know.
post #501 of 69959
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Originally Posted by Brian278 View Post
Magpies dive bomb their predators? Gutsy birds.

They do! We had one in our front yard when I was growing up, and it dive-bombed my poor cat every time she left the house. Terrorized her, and this was a cat who was infamous for chasing large dogs off our front lawn. This went on for about a month, until apparently she suddenly realized she had teeth and claws, and we woke up one morning to find feathers strewn all over the grass. Still, I had to hand it to the bird.
post #502 of 69959
Okay, this is meaningless and minor, but I have got this guy who comes up with names for furniture finishes here. I'm assured he's hetero and not running for office, but I get these finish names - descriptors that describe nothing. Vintage cherry, Weathered Cherry, Pale Cherry, Downtown Cherry, Brown Cherry, Aged Cherry, Attic Cherry.

They're all brown. And the only way to define them is to relate them to each other, like X is lighter than Y. Y has more red than Z. You don't realize how pointless this becomes until a customer calls. "What does it look like?" At this point you have two answers.
1. It looks like Wood!!!
or
2. It's got more red than Mocha Cherry.

"So, what's Mocha cherry look like?" You see where this is going.

I swear if I ever make my own furniture, it will be "looks like f'in wood". Or an actual color, or wood name.
post #503 of 69959
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
Okay, this is meaningless and minor, but I have got this guy who comes up with names for furniture finishes here. I'm assured he's hetero and not running for office, but I get these finish names - descriptors that describe nothing. Vintage cherry, Weathered Cherry, Pale Cherry, Downtown Cherry, Brown Cherry, Aged Cherry, Attic Cherry. They're all brown. And the only way to define them is to relate them to each other, like X is lighter than Y. Y has more red than Z. You don't realize how pointless this becomes until a customer calls. "What does it look like?" At this point you have two answers. 1. It looks like Wood!!! or 2. It's got more red than Mocha Cherry. "So, what's Mocha cherry look like?" You see where this is going. I swear if I ever make my own furniture, it will be "looks like f'in wood". Or an actual color, or wood name.
This sounds like guitar finishes: "Heritage Cherry", "Vintage Cherryburst", "Tobacco Sunburst", "Black Sunburst", "Violin Amber Sunburst", "Vintage Natural", "Desert Burst", "Honey Burst". 3 of these can look exactly the same from 3 different manufacturers. Good thing there are manufacturer websites with quality pictures.
post #504 of 69959
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Originally Posted by Brian278 View Post
This sounds like guitar finishes: "Heritage Cherry", "Vintage Cherryburst", "Tobacco Sunburst", "Black Sunburst", "Violin Amber Sunburst", "Vintage Natural", "Desert Burst", "Honey Burst". Good thing there are manufacturer websites with quality pictures.

Yeah, but with guitars you generally have the face to contend with - get that one angle right and you've got a reliable point of reference. With furniture you've got multiple angles where light reacts differently, foreground and background. Then, the business of printing to paper (cause everyone has to have a binder) causes more color distortion, even using the same printer and the same press. So, even a photo can be wrong, sometimes quite a bit so.
post #505 of 69959
I think with one post, Eric Glennie has killed the London Lounge.
post #506 of 69959
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
I think with one post, Eric Glennie has killed the London Lounge.

Did I miss that? Where is it?
post #507 of 69959
I think I might like my ex...
post #508 of 69959
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Originally Posted by Brian278 View Post
Magpies dive bomb their predators? Gutsy birds.
Gutsier than me. I'm changing my training route.
post #509 of 69959
Hr
post #510 of 69959
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Originally Posted by Brian278 View Post
Why would they give you a ticket for your tires?

Too big w/o having mud flaps.

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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
I'm wondering, if your dad was so chummy with the chief of police and all that, why were you driving a car that had broken tail-lights?

Did you live in Compton?

Didn't say they were broken. I had ultra-white bulbs in one of my cars.


I thought we were talking about jackass cops. Please don't turn this into something about me.
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