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Old 01-01-2008, 08:35 PM   #61
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I sat on a snake in the bathroom when I was 15. Pics of the injury site and ensuing treatment were published in a couple of med books.
That led to some interesting results in Google Image search...
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Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:06 PM   #62
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I wanted to live out Kerouac's novel, On the Road. So I went down to the AAAdriveaway service in midtown Manhattan & asked if they had any cars that needed to be driven out to the west coast.
They had one, it was the first generation Samurai Suzuki ragtop...you know, the ad where they said "beep-beep, HI". they really should have said "beep-beep, Die!", those mini UTEs rolled over on a gentle breeze and were unstable sons of guns.
Didn't tell them I couldn't drive stick, so I stalled out 25 times before reaching Lincoln tunnel. Nice Jamaican taxi driver pulled over & said "ja mon, diz is how you drive stick mon"
I think I left pieces of that car's transmission all over the eastern seaboard.
It was a great trip. I saw the desert for the first time in my life, mostly ate BBQ everywhere I stopped, and slept under the star light cramped in that damned small car's seats.
I was young and stupid once, now I just laugh with myself in hindsight.
Note to self, never trust a driveaway service
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:08 PM   #63
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they really should have said "beep-beep, Die!",


I rented one of those once on martinique and it was the biggest piece of crap I've ever driven. I only had to endure it for a few hours. You have my sympathies.
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This is a cousin of mine hung for horse thievery and murder by the famous Judge Parker "The Hanging Judge" of Arkansas. In fact, he was the last person ever hung by Parker, and they aren't sure he even stole the horse. And this is the classy side of the family...haha!
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James Casherago's mother was one of 5 sisters that came from Italy, and one of the sisters was my great great grandmother.
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:15 PM   #65
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Almost nobody outside of my family knows this 'cuz I don't like to talk about it......

I should be dead. I was thrown from a car after it spun out of control and hit a small tree at around 65 mph causing it to roll 3 or 4 times and came to a stop on my legs. I wasn't wearing a seatbelt and my side of the car was completely crushed. So, if I was wearing my seatbelt I wouldn't have been ejected and I would've been crushed as well.

I walked out of the hospital later that evening with 6 stitches in my hand and some bruises on my shins. My buddy, who was driving, also walked away from the accident with only a small sliver of his ear missing from when he cut it on some glass while crawling out the window.
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Almost nobody outside of my family knows this 'cuz I don't like to talk about it......

I should be dead. I was thrown from a car after it spun out of control and hit a small tree at around 65 mph causing it to roll 3 or 4 times and came to a stop on my legs. I wasn't wearing a seatbelt and my side of the car was completely crushed. So, if I was wearing my seatbelt I wouldn't have been ejected and I would've been crushed as well.

I walked out of the hospital later that evening with 6 stitches in my hand and some bruises on my shins. My buddy, who was driving, also walked away from the accident with only a small sliver of his ear missing from when he cut it on some glass while crawling out the window.
Wow! Your numbers were not up!

On a side note, do you wear your seatbelt these days?
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:17 PM   #67
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Wow! Your numbers were not up!

On a side note, do you wear your seatbelt these days?

Yep. All the time.
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:35 PM   #68
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I'd just bought an old 1970's era jeep CJ. The kind that rolled over and I did get that up on two wheels a few times without a lot of effort.

Driving it home from the dealer, no seatbelt on (no seatbelt laws at the time) had the top down and the doors removed. Hit a little rolling bump and it popped me up out of the seat and over the side. I basically looked down and saw road. But I still had a hand on the wheel and when I went over, it jerked the wheel to the left and the jeep scooted right back under me and I landed back in the seat. Put my seatbelt on. Wore it ever since.

The guy in the car behind me must have thought I was doing car rodeo tricks.
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It's amazing how quickly we can rid ourselves of bad habits like not wearing a seatbelt with proper motivation.

On a different note, I have a Wrangler currently and LOVE it. Nothing beats a warm summer day with the top down and the doors off.

How did you ever give yours up?
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After throwing about $3000 into it, the motor seized. Lots of fun while it lasted, I had the 304 V8...you had to offer the dealer a satisfactory "YEEEHAH!" before being allowed to purchase one.

Towards the end of the long line of repairs, I briefly considered taking it to the seashore and pushing it off a cliff.
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I'd just bought an old 1970's era jeep CJ. The kind that rolled over and I did get that up on two wheels a few times without a lot of effort.

Driving it home from the dealer, no seatbelt on (no seatbelt laws at the time) had the top down and the doors removed. Hit a little rolling bump and it popped me up out of the seat and over the side. I basically looked down and saw road. But I still had a hand on the wheel and when I went over, it jerked the wheel to the left and the jeep scooted right back under me and I landed back in the seat. Put my seatbelt on. Wore it ever since.

The guy in the car behind me must have thought I was doing car rodeo tricks.
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