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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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TGIF, GN!

Mac --

That’s wonderful news re your Medicare HMO; teh yay! (I’m not looking forward to wading through all of that carp when LambiePieK retires.)

Paddy and dv8 --

Sorry to read about the shingles vax issues (particularly as both of us need to get teh shingles jab; feh.)

Bummer re your old Caddy, dv8. Jim has his Dad’s Caddy from sometime in the ’90s which he probably ought to dump, as it’s not driven all that often and is a shallow money pit at present.

A modest upgrade to the Kia’s stereo seems like a better value than major engine work on the Caddy. 🙂

While I appreciate that good powered subwoofers -- both mobile and not -- are pretty reasonably-priced, I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with them. I appreciate the ones in my studio /office (which are small but appropriate for my listening / monitoring levels) and the one I bought as part of my live rig upgrade (which adds tons of headroom to the small stereo-from-one-box amp).

But I truly loathe the ones which shake my vehicle or CasaK ’cause they’re too farking loud. And they’re never used for music which suits my taste…they generally thump-out some variation on the Roland 808 “kick” in EDM or hip-hop and/or synth bass.

We also have some immediate neighbors who are very nice folks, but regularly annoy me by rattling CasaK with Tejano tuba from a subwoofer. Ffffuuuuu…

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dv8
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dv8
17 days ago

Re subwoofers: In the Kia, I probably wouldn’t put that big a one in there. Just one to beef up its kinda lame speakers. And tweeters in the tweeter housings would help also. Probably pretty cheap. Alternatively, I could replace the back speakers with some better, more beefier ones.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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It’s been a long while since I’ve kilt a thread; let’s go, Fatwa!

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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
17 days ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa!

I’ve been trying to get up early and go for a brisk walk most mornings, but I woke up to rain and said nah, I don’t think so.

Fatwa -- I understand your loathing for both mobile bass-blasters and loud Tejano.

dv8 -- you would think that someone could install a set of helicoils on your northstar engine for a lot less than $4k.

dv8
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dv8
17 days ago

it’s a modular engine. And therefore the headbolts are something like 2 or 3 feet long, and bolt the whole engine together. The bolts and the engine are made of two different metals, That just never does end well.

dv8
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dv8
17 days ago

If you don’t just replace the engine, you still have to take it mostly apart, replace all the gaskets, redrill the holes and put a put a deeper thread on them and then replace those 3′ bolts, or however long they are.

dv8
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dv8
17 days ago

On the other hand, the engine issue might be exacerbated by a bad thermostat which would produce that effect regardless of the condition of the engine. I should probably have that checked as well.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
17 days ago

Kilt it good, Fatwa. Congrats. Hello, Paddy.

I don’t know what this is. It isn’t peak stupid…maybe peak can’t-believe-this?

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2021/10/08/suspect-in-texas-high-school-mass-shooting-released-from-jail-one-day-after-students-and-teacher-shot-n1522637

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
17 days ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Just, wow!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
17 days ago

Got the bandage removed from my eyeball this morning after 6 weeks. Per the doctor, the cornea looks healed and healthy. Next steps? Give it a month and lets see (heh) what happens. If it tears again, then it’s back to surgery.

I’m not happy with this, but so it goes.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
17 days ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

I’m glad your cornea has healed and is healthy. Continued prayers for a positive outcome, Sven.

dv8
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dv8
17 days ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

I’m so glad it looks better. Fingers crossed, and prayers!!

dv8
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dv8
17 days ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

I’ll let harper know.