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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Holiday Season Monday gaaaaaaaaaaaaahs, GN!

Mac’s GIF caption is both pithy and accurate; one could almost hear the ka-THUNK sound effect of a door slamming here at CasaK. (Not to mention my autonomic nervous system’s ‘nadal elevator operator loudly announcing, “Going up!“)

It’s a good thing that morning coffee has already, erm, worked it’s magic…IYKWIMAITTYD. 😉

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Your petty bureaucratic tyranny of the day: No sprinkles for you, ya fat bastards!

Although the amount of trans fats Americans consume has declined significantly in recent years, the FDA’s quest to completely eliminate a particular type of trans fat threatens to eliminate the noble “sprinkle,” used to decorate holiday treats and donuts. Even a small amount of joy is suspect in the FDA’s brave, new, food-monitored world.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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G’morning, Mac!

You rode a motorcycle at over 100 MPH??!?!? Dooooooooood…!!

We know what is best for you.

Don’t forget the carb-heavy food pyramid they’re still pushing.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Criminy, Mac…you were quite the two-wheeled speed demon.

I was naughty in those days.

It just takes a different form now. 😉

When I lived in S.F., I bought a used Honda 350 just to get around town. (Took it to the East Bay and Marin a few times, as well.) However, after my second too-close call with auto drivers in the city who were, shall we say, distracted by the poor visibility caused by hills as well as cars parked literally at corners -- which was mostly legal back then -- I opted to quit tempting fate and bought a beater car instead.

Off to run a couple of errands while it’s relatively warm and evil-orbish; BBL.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Happy Monday, Gerbil Nation!
Good day, Fatwa and Mac! Or should I say, good grief!

I’ve never ridden a motorcycle at anything approaching those speeds. I once drove a Fiat 132 at 125 mph on a cross-country trip, but it was built for the Autobahn. When driving a company car up the 365 to NAWS China Lake, I decided to see how it would handle at higher speeds. I pushed that Geo Prizm (spit!) past 90 and the amount of float in the suspension was appalling. It felt like a small ripple in the pavement would make you airborne.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Drive-by:

I once pushed one of these Ford LTDs -- same awful color, too -- up to about 95 on nearly-new tires. Talk about yer “float”; felt like the connection between the body and chassis was quite tenuous. (And that was with my bass rig and a Kustom PA system like the one shown in the back.)

I was somewhat relieved after it coasted back down to 80. 😉

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Just learned that back in 1976, there was talk of renaming the “*” the “nathan” after Nathan Hale. This was due to his famous quote:

“I only regret that I have but one asterisk for my country.”

:Flees: