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Manly Things

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by VMan, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    [*]Breaking boulders with a 15- or 25-lb sledge (a hobby of mine).
    Wow. I am really starting to feel like a big girl's blouse here [​IMG] That is quite something though, Huntsman. I don't know if I could even lift the bloody hammer (another notch down in manliness for me, lol). P.s. about the dump truck... maybe we need to lobby TS to let us drive some of his machinery. I can almost imagine the scene... "Supervisor: Hey! You! Stop there! What is the deal with all the guys in the suits torque steering the haulers? Who is responsible for this? Hey. Hey. HEEEEEY! Stop that!" Err, I think I may have been watching Arrested Development too intently [​IMG]
     


  2. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    P.s. about the dump truck... maybe we need to lobby TS to let us drive some of his machinery.


    Technically you would probably have to talk to J, he's the office manger and might be able to work out a price for dump truck rides.

    As always, mustache rides for the ladies are five cents.
     


  3. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Technically you would probably have to talk to J, he's the office manger and might be able to work out a price for dump truck rides.

    As always, mustache rides for the ladies are five cents.

    It's not really the manliest dump truck, it's way too easy to drive in my opinion. Just a big Chevy pickup with a 6x10 (I think) dump bed and a box built on the back. You do have to use the mirrors to back it though, which is manly.
     


  4. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Technically you would probably have to talk to J, he's the office manger and might be able to work out a price for dump truck rides.

    As always, mustache rides for the ladies are five cents.


    Now THAT is a manly response!
    [​IMG]
     


  5. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    It's not really the manliest dump truck, it's way too easy to drive in my opinion. Just a big Chevy pickup with a 6x10 (I think) dump bed and a box built on the back. You do have to use the mirrors to back it though, which is manly.
    I was imagining something like this actually, lol. [​IMG] P.s. I agree, ditto on the +1 homme-points for the backing up with out mirrors though
     


  6. Aaron

    Aaron Senior member

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    I like making sweeping generalizations about gender that are no more than internalized cultural and societal constructs. I also like knowing how to drive. Girls can't seem to figure that shit out.
    One the best posts I've seen in a long time. To the topic at hand: - Driving a non-synchro straight cut gearbox (I can't do this yet, but someday) - Double clutching a downshift - Staying clear headed in life/death situations - Continuing to take pictures while an elephant charges your Land Cruiser when you're on safari (I sat down...) - Waking up early and having the day ahead of you (this isn't necessarily manly, just a great feeling) - Seducing a woman you just met A.
     


  7. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    VMan, yeah I know exactly what you mean. This sort of thing draws a lot of guys who are compensating one way or another. One of them got my old range closed, the ---.

    j, props, man. Vacuum lines are the bane of my automotive existence.

    skag, well I'm not ripped like alot of the guys here are, so don't sweat it. If you're sufficiently obsessive about breaking the rock, you can swing the bloody hammer pretty hard.

    Dump trucks (of any stripe) are still hardcore. Perhaps this goes back to tonka days. On the other hand, do guys getting out of H2s know how lame they look?

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     


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    chopping down trees with a chainsaw (or better yet, an axe). Being on the Rifle Team and competing against West Point (although we got killed every year, of course). Talking about the nuances of zone blocking schemes.

    And sorry to pull a Larry Summers, but discussing physics with friends.
     


  9. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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  10. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    VMan, yeah I know exactly what you mean. This sort of thing draws a lot of guys who are compensating one way or another. One of them got my old range closed, the ---.

    j, props, man. Vacuum lines are the bane of my automotive existence.

    skag, well I'm not ripped like alot of the guys here are, so don't sweat it. If you're sufficiently obsessive about breaking the rock, you can swing the bloody hammer pretty hard.

    Dump trucks (of any stripe) are still hardcore. Perhaps this goes back to tonka days. On the other hand, do guys getting out of H2s know how lame they look?

    Regards,
    Huntsman


    You're right, I see a similarity [​IMG] ...
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  11. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    ps. I've always wanted to drive a dump truck; a haul truck especially...

    J - How much money is in the styleforum account?

    Truck.
     


  12. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    J - How much money is in the styleforum account? Truck.
    OOoh, baby!!! (insert Tim Allen grunts, LOL). P.s. I wonder if you can get one of those to drift... Actually that was another one of the reasons it was fortunate I did not end up in an armoured division during my conscription in the army, I would have ended up owing the goverment the value of an APC that had "accidentally" ended up upside-down during a slalom course among barrels [​IMG]
     


  13. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    J - How much money is in the styleforum account?

    Truck.


    And it's us....uh, pre-owned! If they do a twenty-point inspection and a detailing job I think we have to move on this.
     


  14. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    And it's us....uh, pre-owned! If they do a twenty-point inspection and a detailing job I think we have to move on this.

    I may still have a Carfax account open from when I got my Celica just recently . Can someone call and get the EIN? Oh, and check if they have the original leather upholstery inside. And if they have rotated the tyres .
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I may still have a Carfax account open from when I got my Celica just recently . Can someone call and get the EIN? Oh, and check if they have the original leather upholstery inside. And if they have rotated the tyres .
    You know, if no one has done it yet (I'd be surprised if someone hadn't tried) this would be a great starting point for a Man Summer Camp. Get a place out in the desert (maybe near Vegas), buy a bunch of old "real Tonka" trucks and equipment like that, get some automatic weapons, camping facilities, etc. It would be a popular destination for bachelor parties.
     


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