GLiddy
GLiddy
1/21/20
12:23 AM
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You’re getting off lucky. A few years ago I bought some ‘gift’ cards from Newegg. I bought 5 cards for $20 each for the same restaurant. About a week after receiving them, I used 1 of the cards to buy lunch. No problem. The next week I went back to the same restaurant and when I went to use the card, it had zero Read more

1/15/20
11:03 PM
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I remember several years ago, when the fuel prices in the US were around $4/gal, pulling into a station and for once in my memory of using 87 octane I happened to glance at the price of the other grades.and saw that all the grades of gasoline were the same price. Actually, at that time the old engine in the Ford Read more

1/14/20
6:14 PM
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Last time I was at Atlanta-Hartsfield, I tried to mail a letter at the airport and was told all mailboxes had been removed for security reasons.  Now I did not look everywhere in the place to see if that was the truth, but that’s what they told me.

1/14/20
6:10 PM
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I’m not positive as I could not get an answer from the seller as to where he got his merchandise, but I’ve seen tubs of used pocket knives, multitools, and various other tools in $5 and $10 bins at fleamarkets. They look suspiciously like things that TSA might take away from people at a checkpoint.

1/11/20
8:41 PM
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I was in Spain a couple months ago and while walking to my hotel, I happened across this beautiful little Mercedes (170 Cabriolet I think). You never know what you might run across.

1/9/20
10:17 PM
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This is basically the color of the Mary Kay pink Cadillacs. That is pink enough for me to be called pink.

1/9/20
12:35 PM
1

I generally don’t like to advertise these things, and so despite almost buying something like it, I decided not to. I have a 16 year old and he is learning to drive a manual, so I was really looking for a sign that would convey something like, “Student Driver: The vehicle has a clutch. May stall or roll back. Keep

1/8/20
2:05 PM
1

Sell it at a commissioned car broker if you have one convenient to you.

1/8/20
2:01 PM
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Reminds me of the time I was going to take a rental car on a road trip through the western US. I stocked up on provisions and supplies at a Salt Lake City Walmart and then off I went.  When it came time to make dinner on the road, I discovered that the paring knife I had purchased could not be removed from the blister Read more

1/8/20
1:47 PM
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JMOMIJ is devoid of the prefabricated gags and fakery that is the stock and trade of original Top Gear and Grand Tour. That obviously makes it much more genuine and -good- in a way that those can’t be. Read more

1/7/20
11:05 PM
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There’s plenty of room in the bed. Put the engine back there.

1/7/20
10:57 PM
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I found for myself that the intermittent fast worked well for me. For some reason, eating breakfast seemed to rev up my metabolism to keep eating and not stop. My first meal is lunch and my second is dinner and then I stop or just content myself with water or tea until bedtime. Then when I get up in the morning, I Read more

1/7/20
10:43 PM
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It’s been a few years since my former scout ran in Pinewood Derby, so rules may have changed about lubricants, but graphite and moly/graphite were the legal axle lubricants. There is this stuff out there called NyOil that is a thin film liquid lubricant that is slicker but as far as I know is not legal. Read more

1/6/20
6:42 PM
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If you ever see me pumping gas, get in line behind me. I don’t fool around and I don’t tolerate those that do. I have my card ready as I get out of the car. I open the gas cap and proceed to authorize at the pump. When it goes active, I make my selection, grab the pump and start filling. When I’m done, I replace the Read more

1/6/20
6:05 PM
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Not sure about the offerings for 2020, but I search found quite a few 2019s with the manual option. Actually, I’d even suggest an older Corolla, and I doubt you would lose dependability. I’m driving a 2006 CE 5-speed manual that had a couple issues that were easily fixed (previous doofus somehow had a loose starter Read more

1/4/20
7:26 PM
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Agree.  If they have a bracket then the job isn’t so bad.  Saying that, since the microwave drops down on the bracket, there’s not a lot of room to lift the darned thing up so it will drop down and not have a gap.  I was just replacing a broken oven, but I was so disappointed with the job that the builder did on that Read more

1/4/20
3:18 PM
2

Go find “Oz and James’ Big Wine Adventure” then. There were 3 related series IIRC, where they traveled California, France and England searching for the best everymans’ wine (or drink in the case of England).

1/4/20
3:15 PM
2

May’s solo offerings are a must-see for me.  Clarkson and Hammond are hit or miss.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ll usually watch everything any of them put out, but I find myself going to watch Captain Slow’s programs again.