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#201

Awesome video and story, Giles. I always wanted a Chevelle or a GTO. One day…


#202

Hey, if you loved the car, that’s really all that matters. I will never make fun of someone else’s pride and joy. My girlfriend speaks very fondly of her old Ford Maverick. It certainly wasn’t my kind of car, but she took great care of it, and thus it was great transportation for her for many years. And really, isn’t transportation the primary reason for owning a car? I wish I had that attitude back then, because becoming an actual muscle car “enthusiast” wound up costing me a small fortune over many years, when instead I should have been focused on trying to buy a house, which is something I’ve never accomplished, primarily because I “wasted” so much of my efforts on cars I loved.


#203

I hated it. I wanted a '65 or '66. I got dreck. :)


#204

That was a Mustang II, wasn’t it? I feel for you. My first car was a '79 Ford Futura. Also dreck.


#205

(Cross-posted in the Shaving Technologies thread)


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#207

Lauren Becall begs to differ.


#208

I find it hard to believe that the 1980 Ford Futura got 38 mpg (hwy). That’s not exactly what I’d call a small car.


#209

And the internet is still grateful for the origin of term (in the fine print on the ad), YMMV. :)


#210

Okay, I should have said anywhere near 38 mpg.


#211

I think it’d be closer to say 22, myself.


#212

It had a straight 6, and if it got 38 mpg, it would have been because it was being towed at the time, which it often was. Lauren Bacall lied to me. She lied! And I’ve never gotten over it.


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#214

Yeah, I know. That’s why her lie was so crushing.


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#216

No video embed option on this one, so you have to click to watch. Very brief (pun intended).

I love how cool and collected the store clerk appeared to be, during and after.


#217

Repeated clip sharing by @ChristienMurawski made me see these out. The whole magilla is available on YouTube.


#218

I just saw this for the first time. Don’t know how I missed it all these years. What’s really “Holy Shit!” about it to me is that he’s doing this on a 12-string.


#219

In case you were curious.


#220

And this is great if you just want a nice nap.