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Reading the Setting Readiness trick ( dispense with driving the car) it is funny that the fist step must be " leave the gear in park" is not mentioned. Has anyone driven through their garage wall by accident?
A co-worker told me his wife blew up a Ford V-8 in their apartment garage by stepping/holding the gas pedal to the floor thinking it was the brake. That was a long time ago.
 

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A co-worker told me his wife blew up a Ford V-8 in their apartment garage by stepping/holding the gas pedal to the floor thinking it was the brake. That was a long time ago.
Did 60 Minutes accuse Ford of "Unintended Acceleration" problems for this? ;)

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Cheapest way to buy a car that has the provenance of having been featured on the lawn at the Quail Concours:

https://carsandbids.com/auctions/3OA5vLjY/1986-pontiac-fiero

Backstory:

https://www.drivingline.com/article...rlds-worst-fake-ferrari-to-monterey-car-week/
That brings back memories from the early 1990's when the automotive consultancy I worked for was (un)lucky enough to be asked to work on improving the NVH of both the I4 and the V6 versions of the Fiero.
 

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Due to the current financial situation caused by Covid-19, and the slowdown in the economy, Congress has decided to implement a scheme to put workers of 50 years of age and above on early retirement.

This scheme will be known as RAPE (Retire Aged People Early).

Persons selected to be RAPED can apply to Congress to be considered for the SHAFT program (Special Help After Forced Termination).

Persons who have been RAPED and SHAFTED will be reviewed under the SCREW program (Scheme Covering Retired-Early Workers).

A person may be RAPED once, SHAFTED twice and SCREWED as many times as Congress deems appropriate.

Persons who have been RAPED could get AIDS (Additional Income for Dependents & Spouse) or HERPES (Half Earnings for Retired Personnel Early Severance).

Obviously persons who have AIDS or HERPES will not be SHAFTED or SCREWED any further by Congress.

Persons who are not RAPED and are staying on will receive as much SHIT (Special High Intensity Training) as possible. Congress has always prided themselves on the amount of SHIT they give our citizens.

Should you feel that you do not receive enough SHIT, please bring this to the attention of your Congressman, who has been trained to give you all the SHIT you can handle.

Sincerely,
The Committee for Economic Value of Individual Lives (E.V.I.L.)
 

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My wife of almost 50 years still thinks I'm sexy
yesterday I walked past her and heard her say , "What an ass"
 
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sorry about my fat fingers on that first try
cheers
Hank
 

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^^^^^ hmm........ serious manufacturer omission: fridges aren't fitted with gun-racks!! :)
 

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^^^^^ hmm........ serious manufacturer omission: fridges aren't fitted with gun-racks!! :)
Why would we want to keep our guns in a fridge or freezer? :confused:

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Uwe: An excellent question indeed - why would rednecks (not you - alas I just can't reconcile the construct of Uwe Ross as a redneck) want such a thing?

My assumption - which admittedly is borne from pure ignorance (and utter fascination) about America's gun culture - is that it would be handy to have a gun rack fitted outside the fridge for ease of access. Seems like a logical one-stop-shop for parking guns and carcass after a long day of rootn' and shootn' !

The under-pinning redneck philosophy being - too many gun racks are never enough!! :facepalm:

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