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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Merry Pre-Christmas Friday, GN!

The velocity of an unladen swallow is certainly less than that of Mac’s Datsun sliding sideways on dry asphalt at 75 mph. *Gulp!*

The most foolish automotive stuff I did as a yout’ doesn’t come anywhere close to that; criminy.

I remember those 510s; a buddy of mine in HS had a used yellow wagon from (I think) ’69 which was badly rusted by ’73; the front end resembled Frank Fontaine:

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Just read that Berlin Jihad Boy is an ex-jihadi. GOOD!

Given the backstory that has emerged, it’s unfortunate he wasn’t deported sooner. Why the fook are western countries doing this to themselves leaders doing this to their citizens?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hey…teh Raiders’ logo has transformed into menorahs!!1!

A…a…and there’s a Christmas tree, too!!

This truly is a magical time of year.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Admin / Blue Glove Guy!! (And thanks for keeping this place spinning, sir.)

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
5 years ago

Magical indeed and good morning Fatwa and GN! Happy Friday!

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
5 years ago

Happy Christmas Eve Eve and Hanukkah Eve, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Sven, and Mac!

TSWadministrator has certainly done a nice job decorating the cage. The image to the left looks like Jerry’s place.

Fortunately for me, when I was a ‘ute, I never had a fast or powerful car. My first was a ’67 Datsun pickup that had been seriously neglected by its original owner. I’d pull into a gas station and ask them to fill it up with oil and check the gas. The synchromesh on the manual transmission was shot, so I had to learn how to double-clutch. The 1300 cc engine developed a massive 67 hp and didn’t want to go over 65 mph.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
5 years ago
Reply to  Mac

A good friend of mine bought a used Datsun 1600 roadster while working his way through college. I remember going on a few rides after adjusting the carbs -- great fun! He hated to sell it.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
5 years ago

Huh. My first car was a 66 Chevy Nova Super Sport. 327 engine and 300 HP--four speed manual transmission. I loved that car. Paid $500 for it through my cousin who was a wholesaler. The paperwork was put through a lot on Reseda Blvd called Mr. Motor owned by a guy named Harvey Rader who everyone called Mr. Murder, but not to his face.

http://articles.latimes.com/1992-07-09/news/mn-2341_1_concrete-evidence

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
5 years ago

Reading the story, I guess he wasnt Mr Murder in 1976 when I bought that car. All of my first cars including an Audi, a Caprice, and a Ford Granada were bought through my cousins, so I guess the last one, the Granada bought in like 1984 was when Harvey was referred to as Mr Murder…but not to his face.

Memory--the first thing to go, eh?

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
5 years ago
Reply to  Mac

I don’t think so, Mac. I think he died out here a few years ago.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
5 years ago

Little Jack Tatum is loudly expressing his displeasure with the cold rain coming down. Like I can do anything about it. Cats.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
5 years ago
Reply to  Mac

There’s worse things than a complaining cat, like if Hillary! were being POTUS next month.