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#426 2021-02-25 05:43:42

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Re: What are you watching right now?

^ Way tl:dr; Larry Bird scores 11 points in the last 2 minutes. His shot in front of the Hawks bench in the last minute has the bench falling over themselves.

Larry Bird winning the 3 point shootout, 1988, he's basically in agony at this point, his back is so bad. He walks into the locker room and says "Which one of you is taking second place?" Jaws drop. He never even took his starter jacket off...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrE_NeoQQEY

And at about 3:10 I believe you can see Michael Jordan thinking "No way. Well, I can beat him with marketing."

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#427 2021-03-12 04:22:32

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I've made it clear that I think the latest Ford Mustang is the best looking American car made since the 1968 Chevy Camaro...

https://www.musclecarszone.com/wp-conte … d-left.jpg

I didn't know they made a Mach 1 version pre-release before the GT and the rest of the new, and here's a lovely British presenter to show it to us, an eleven year old (-ish?) car...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O46E0gCF5os

But the Bullitt reissue is the one I lust for, and here's some horrible dweebs driving this drop-dead gorgeous car...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0xeTAWzf50

And finish with a still shot, the 2019 Ford Bullitt..

https://s.blogcdn.com/slideshows/images … litt-1.jpg

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#428 2021-03-28 03:14:24

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According to Democracy Now, since the pandemic, the wealth of the top 3 US billionaires now equals the bottom half of the US country's wealth, roughly 175 million people combined. We're talking Jeff Bezos, The Walmart family, Warren Buffet, the Koch brothers, Soros, Mark Zuckenberg, Bill Gates, Apple, Elon Musk.

Over 200 billionaires globally.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbRxv7LwLRc

I think I've said it before, people don't understand how much money just 1 billion is. They think times 100, like a hundred pennies to the dollar. Or times ten. They think "a hundred thousand, that's a lot". "But it's still ten multiples, ten times 10 thousand dollars." They don't realize that the stakes get raised at a hundred thousand.

Well, a million ain't no times 10 or 100, it is times 1000. Sure it's ten times 100,000 dollars, but now we're multiplying ten by ten and we're losing perspective. A million is a thousand thousands. A thousand piles of dollar bills where each pile is 1000 $1 bills. Now you have your first million, a thousand piles of a thousand dollars each. A billion is a thousand million (did you get that? A thousand piles of a million $1 bills. We're getting exponential now), and a trillion is a thousand freaking billion, a thousand piles of $1 dollar bills, and each stack is a billion bills high. It's hard to comprehend how many dollar bills just one billion is, let alone a trillion.

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#429 2021-03-28 03:27:55

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#430 2021-03-28 03:54:31

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#431 2021-05-03 12:42:24

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9 minutes of Isle of Man TT 2020...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrsP3WY70AU

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#432 2021-05-03 12:55:11

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It's the ultimate. The only thing close is rally but you have doors and a roof, child's play...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn8dMGfICG8

OK, they make it look easy. Loose surface at those speeds is insane.

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#433 2021-05-04 08:05:09

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Fly fishing for trout in Utah.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkP3PRhUN3Y

And my current passion of ten years, fixies...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVYzXiEf3x0

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#434 2021-05-06 04:45:17

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Classic bicycle to fixie conversion...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHVI6BYHRvA

First point, the frame he grabbed is perfect, no restoration needed, though he does a great restoration.

Some price-point issues... $100 for a bottom bracket, I just replaced mine for $25 plus 410 for labor, bit it's the most important component on a fixie, so worth it.

But $230 for cranks? And then the chain ring is only $48? That's on odd decision.

$1000 for wheels. That is obscene, a pair of good fixie wheels should cost $150. Putting a grand of wheels on a vintage frame seems ridiculous to me, this restoration should cost $300-$400, max. Plus, the next thing he adds is a $10 chain, WTF?

I like the stealth saddle, I'll have to look into that product.

The final build is great, though.

An even better one, this guy has a home-built bike stand made of wood and he knows what he's doing...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwd1_OtzM7A

He restores and uses most of the original parts, and his wheel choice is superb, look at those rim-walls. I don't like the bright gold brake lever, but that's a minor preference.

I've been tempted to do a conversion like this, but geared bikes have lower pedal clearance than a purpose built fixie frame, because you don't pedal through highly angled turns. You have to pedal with a fixie, so with that lower clearance it's much easier to clip your pedal into the pavement in a turn and that lifts the back wheel off the ground and then you crash. Often quite badly, and in traffic that's a death wish.

I had a guy in a Cadillac Esplanade SUV, a nearly 3 ton rig, tailgating me down a wide but major Charleston city road a few years ago, he could have easily switched lanes and passed me. Me and my steel-framed bike weigh less than 200 lbs, I'm a mosquito next to his grizzly bear. His window was down, so at the light I said "If I had a tire blowout or other mechanical failure, what would have done?"

Without hesitation, this asshole said "speedbump".

I shouted expletives at him for the next two city blocks. And that was the issue, in the city I was faster than him and I looked cooler travelling it, and he hated that.

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#435 2021-05-07 11:58:52

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Re: What are you watching right now?

^ BORRRRRIIIIINGGGG!!!!!

You want excitement? Rally, baby, 2020 highlights of some Hyundais...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk7pZnxCX2o

Old Top Gear had some of the best car TV, this episode on a rallying rivalry is one of the best...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lo4dGTrzr8

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#436 2021-05-08 06:33:58

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#437 2021-05-08 12:50:17

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^ Epic finish, third closest in history, iirc. Always love a good tarmac rally.

Also, there was no TT in 2020 due to Covid. This year’s is cancelled as well. Only other times the TT wasn’t held was during WW 1 & 2 years. Video you posted is a montage of prior footage. One of the scenes isn’t even from the Isle of Man, but the Northwest 200.

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#438 2021-05-08 21:31:09

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glittersloth wrote:

Also, there was no TT in 2020 due to Covid. This year’s is cancelled as well. Only other times the TT wasn’t held was during WW 1 & 2 years. Video you posted is a montage of prior footage. One of the scenes isn’t even from the Isle of Man, but the Northwest 200.

Lol, YouTube titles. "Thing DESTROYS other thing!!!) *crazy-face splash pic*

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#439 2021-05-09 06:04:35

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hhh wrote:

Lol, YouTube titles. "Thing DESTROYS other thing!!!) *crazy-face splash pic*

Ahem...cough...


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