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NSA

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This is really a question for G.I.*EDDIE but anyone can chime in..

Eduardo.. why do I often see cars with Michigan licence plates driving around downtown LA all bundled up? They usually have random padding all over them or really stupid 'dazzle' style paint jobs. I assume these are prototype cars or something? But why are they on the damn freeway with all the other cars instead of a closed car hauler or something?

I don't ever see them where I live, but when I have to go to downtown for work I usually always see one or two on the road. It's weird.
 

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I'm sure Eddie can elaborate, but that is extremely common deco for test mules of new cars. They want to obscure as many features as possible from prying eyes while still testing the cars in real world conditions. Car and Driver, Motor Trend, etc are always full of pics of poorly disguised cars that are the source of infinite gearhead speculation.

As to why they are doing a lot of testing in Cali, I can't speak to that. Weather?
 

G.I.*EDDIE

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nacho nailed it. And yeah, they're testing for different weather conditions. They are all over the place around here all year long, but if they're testing for "summer" conditions now, well, Michigan is currently warm weather deficient.

If you ever get the chance to peek inside of one of them in a parking lot you'd see all kinds of sensor measuring equipment. I once saw a GT40 in a Best Buy parking lot all cammoed up long before they were on the road. Holy BALLS the amount of equipment and gadgets in that interior! It looked like a 747 cockpit.
 

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There's a local annual comic book type convention coming next month and I'm in the process of making a classic Quake Ranger costume. With that going on I also played the Quake sound track in the car one day when I was driving the kids home.

To make this short, my oldest son suddenly decided Quake sounded interesting so he bought the game last night from Steam and started playing it and he LOVED it!

It was pretty awesome seeing it again after all these years, the sights, the sounds, all of it. Sadly, the original soundtrack wasn't part of it, or working/attached. I don't know if this was some sort of copyright issue but not having the soundtrack detracts from it, it helped create the atmosphere. I have the soundtrack and it's always available on youtube, but it's not the same as hearing it with the actual game.
 

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No doubt, I'd want to find the old lady's diamond ring, inspect the Titanic's china pattern, and see if the skeleton of the captain is still clinging to the wheel. Otherwise why bother if you can't be like a lost member of The Goonies? Even if I just took artifacts and sold the stuff to museums like Indiana Jones, I'd still want to poke around after I spent the time and moolah to find the damn thing. I could totally be Aquatic Jones.
 

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Generally speaking, looting war graves (and Juneau is certainly one.) is frowned upon. I imagine that low-background steel is worth something, though. If I spent multiple tens-of-millions finding those things you can bet I'd take something more than a write-up in the press to remember it by. SSS is always in effect.
 

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Customer service is dead.

I personally went into a fence building business to see about getting a quote....last Wednesday or Thursday, and here it is a whole week and a half later, nothing. There were other places I contacted about the same thing a few months ago and they either didn't return my phone calls, or I had to contact them through Facebook (WTF?) and never got a reply. So far the ONLY person interested in doing the job is just some "handy man" type guy.

A few years ago we emailed a roofing company to get a quote on re-roofing our house. They didn't get back to us until a YEAR LATER. Needless to say, we had our roofing already done by that time...even though the company we went with took months to actually get their ass out there and do the work, and even then they disappeared for a few weeks and I had to send them an email telling them to get their ass back to work or we'd go with another company.

It's like, no one actually WANTS to be in business! And the hell if I'm going to beg these assholes to in effect take my money. If you can't be bothered to be interested in your own business, screw you, you deserve to fail.
 

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Yeah, been doing a lot of projects on our new house. Has been very frustrating at times trying to get people just to get back to you in a reasonable time. Exception was when I contacted roof cleaners via homeadvisor.com. Not an hour after I filled out the online form I had both contractors texting me, and had the work done within 3 days. I was blown away. BTW, I'm not a paid endorser... :p
 

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Why Edward, how could you say such a thing? While I lay here on my Simmons bed, watching my LG TV with DirecTV on it, typing on my Apple iPad Pro, I'm I'm pure shock... :LOL:
 

G.I.*EDDIE

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This is a TMI story, but it's not mine so....:fuckit:

So a buddy of 22 years from work just told me an amazing, SUPER cringy story. A cautionary tale.

He was up at a local bar/grill sitting at the bar alone. This young chick comes up and starts hitting on him basically. She's 29. He tells her there's no reason she should be talking to a 57 year old man. She says she likes older dudes, "they f$#@ better". He's sold. If you're thinking "It's a trap!!", yeah, so was I and so was he, but he left with her anyway...worth the risk. He popped TWO viagras on the way (gotta keep up with that youngster) and followed her back to her place. They got it on for hours to great soreness.

He went home, still stiff as a board, slightly concerned. Went to bed. Woke up, 10 hours later, STILL hard as a rock. Now he is VERY concerned. Looked up some home remedies that didn't work. 11 hours. Went to the hospital. They take him back INSTANTLY. They are worried. They numb up his dick 😱. Then, they drain it with a needle as big as a straw because the blood has coagulated. They drain it and new blood fills it back up because his BP is so high. They medicate him to try and lower his BP and numb him up more. The doc tells him 9 out of 10 times they end up having to cut it off at this point!! Last effort to try and drain it. It works! Phew! The amount of blood drained, he said, was staggering. It's been a couple weeks now but it and his balls and all around the crotchal region is as purple as an eggplant.

So he showed me pics of the chick. You thought I was gonna say his wang, didn't you? 😄She is actually very cute. How he got her, he and I do not know. He's old, heavy and short'ish. She's porcelain skinned, shaved. 5'9, 115, B's. Toe-head but it's currently blue and previously was pink. Yeah, she's bonkers and it's nothing that will last, but fun is all that matters at this point. Not a single mom looking for a cuck so that's a bonus. He's seen her again since and confessed to what happened. He couldn't partake in her bounty due to his eggplant condition, but as a gentleman, serviced her.

Anyway, the point is, when they tell you "if the swelling doesn't go down after 4 hours seek medical attention", they mean it.
 
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sitting at the kitchen with my boys doing some custom figures. They were hoping for 3.75 Justice League figures so we are working on them. Just finished Wonder Woman for my daughter, and Supes, bats and Aquaman are looking pretty good. We picked up the Flying Fox for the 6 inch figures and it works awesome with the joe scale. After the figs we are going to work gutting the fox and making it more movie accurate. I am in this movie accurate custom mood right now!!!
 

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Back at work after a week off.. not a very restful week though! Work is actually kind of peaceful.. even though I'm trying to catch up on approximately 900 emails..

Having a new baby at 37 is definitely something else.. the lack of sleep.. the crying.. the managing of other kids.. whew lads.. but she's sweet and is generally a good baby so far. Hospital stay was fine, we were there for 3 days. Couch was uncomfortable as heck.. but made due. Food was actually pretty decent.
 

G.I.*EDDIE

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Having a new baby at 37 is definitely something else.. the lack of sleep.. the crying.. the managing of other kids.. whew lads.. but she's sweet and is generally a good baby so far. Hospital stay was fine, we were there for 3 days. Couch was uncomfortable as heck.. but made due. Food was actually pretty decent.
You're a better man than I.
 

NSA

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Having a girl (after 3 boys) isn't too different so far.. other than wiping from front to back I guess. I didn't get pee'd on either, which is nice.

Need to get a shotgun to shoo the boys away with though!
 

G.I.*EDDIE

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We were at families house yesterday for Easter. My cousin had a baby girl a few months ago and the feces in the vag during especially messy movements came up. I had a thought that God should've added a flap to the taint area to prevent that disaster from happening. The flap would've been called, a beaver damn. :laugh:
 
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Went to a "career fair" for a local hospital last week. Over the last few months I had been submitting applications to them for a couple of positions, patient care tech and unit tech. Neither said anything about needing any medical training, and what little else they said sounded like mostly paperwork, helping patients from point A to point B and anything else sounded like they would train.

So I go to the career fair and it turns out you need to be a CNA or similar for either of the two.

NONE of the posts said anything to the effect, and now I feel like a complete idiot for sending in my applications and then wasteing the time of this head nurse lady at the career fair.

And she told me all about CNA's, sounds like they really get shit on, both literally and figuratively.....they start out at $9.80 an hour, work 12 hour shifts, basicly go around and clean up bodily materials of all sorts, work holidays, weekends. Yeah, she made that job look really attractive. Why the hell anyone would want to do that when you could have a better schedule and make the same money if not more working at McDonalds. She said if you really love working with and helping people, there's nothing better.

I guess I don't like working with/helping people that much. I wonder if it was a given that anything involving patients in any way would require medical training?
 

G.I.*EDDIE

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Eventually the pay gets better, especially with more training/schooling. Our friend used to be do exactly what you described, but now she's doing, um, something else medically and making over $30 an hour. Geeze. Now that I think about it, that was two years ago! She may be making more now.
 

Dropshipbob

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I'm sure it does, I was just shocked that someone dealing with people's health and life was getting such bad pay to start out.

And IF I wanted to do this, I'd have to find the money and the time to do the schooling, and even then there's no guarantee I'd pass or make a good enough grade to get hired. And like I said, I don't think I like people enough, I was only looking into it as a job, a way OUT of the crap I'm dealing with now...NOT to get all "warmth and happiness" taking care of my fellow man.
 

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Yeah, there are a lot of careers that require those years of "paying your dues" before moving up to much more competitive salaries and compensation. You don't want to know how little that kid flying your commuter jet is getting paid, how many hours he or she needs to put in to get certified for this or that, and how little sleep he or she has had over the last week... But, in a dozen or so years, they'll be doing just fine, and in 20 they'll be sitting pretty in a transcontinental jumbo, making 5x as much...
 
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We were at families house yesterday for Easter. My cousin had a baby girl a few months ago and the feces in the vag during especially messy movements came up. I had a thought that God should've added a flap to the taint area to prevent that disaster from happening. The flap would've been called, a beaver damn. :laugh:
After I read this I forgot what I was going to post!!!!!!:ROFLMAO:(y)