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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. MrG

    MrG Stylish Dinosaur

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    I have to mostly take Douglas' side here. You really can't beat a minivan when you have kids. All of the missus' friends love theirs. Now that we have multiple chirrens, I'm 90% certain we'll buy one in the next six months.

    Though, to be fair, I've made it clear to MrsG that I'll not be driving the minivan. I'll be daily-driving the Jeep instead until it's time for me to get a car I like. I'm not completely immune to their utter lack of coolness. :laugh:
     
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    You know what else is practical?

    Clip-on ties
    Vinyl floors
    Wearing your napkin tied around your neck (like Curly Howard)
     
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    MrG Stylish Dinosaur

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    Are you saying four practical items in my life is too many?
     
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    Even accountants and gov'ment functionaries shoild cut loose once in a while
     


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    MrG Stylish Dinosaur

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    Sometimes, on Fridays, I roll up my sleeves.

    :blush:
     


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    :worship:

    Anyway, how is it that Rolling Stone can publish a top 100 country songs list. :puzzled:
     


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    I hadn't seen that until you mentioned it, but, holy shit, it's every bit as bad as I would have expected it to be. It's completely superficial. I mean, their #1 song isn't even Cash's best song. It's woefully lacking in important artists (is"Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" really the only Waylon song on the list?), and includes people who have no business on the list, especially given who they omitted (Taylor Swift in the top 25? Carrie Underwood and Eric Church on there at all?).

    I will give them credit for working some interesting picks in there (like "Blue Yodel #1" and "Old Hippie"), but overall it reads like the work of someone who is trying to show people at the bar that they know a lot of country songs.
     
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    Those buns-heads didn't even put Ray Stevens anywhere on their list I mean gimme a break.

    Also, "Pay No Attention to Alice" by Tom T. Hall should have been on there. And Juice Newton needs to be higher than 92 straight up.
     


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    I would like to see Rolling Stone put together a list of the 100 best Polka songs.
     


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    Rolling Stone magazine still exists? :confused:
     


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    You're really living a very sheltered life..:)
     


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    I will prolly eat my words, but I do not foresee the day where a mini-van is owned by my family. My old man instilled a great sense of pride concerning car ownership... the man never owned a sedan. Always a coupe, even with two kids. The fact that I had to cave in to the SO on the current sedan (at least its a 5 door) damn near killed me. A mini-van is a bridge too far...

    Also, my next door neighbors have 5 girls ranging from say now 2 to 12. Dad has a jeep and Mom drives a Nissan Armondo.
     


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    ^ that's all very nice, but did you take a dump in a trash can yesterday?
     


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    I said the same thing, Z. Thing is, there's just not another vehicle that works as well for multi-kid families. Our little SUV has been great with one, but we "need" something bigger with two. The ginormous SUVs are the only other real option, but they still aren't as good for what we need as the minivan would be.
     


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