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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,772
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Oh... between the Professor & me... we've got lenses...
    For whatever reason, some of his are ensconced in our house (as opposed to his crib in VA). :p

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    Seems you have 3 or 2 more than I do. I really should sell a few of mine.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,834
    Tom. I wish.
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,221
    edited May 22
    I parked nose to nose (I got out and checked) with a smart car and it only comes up to the middle of my doors. 😂 Keep in mind this is a small early 90s Civic hatchback that would likewise only come up to the middle of your truck door (edit: that might be a bit of an exaggeration, I got a pair of 2Bs behind the front seats just fine) and not a comparatively large modern Civic.

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    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,494
    Those “Smart” cars are ridiculous...
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,976
    There's one up near where my parents lived with the tag, "Clwncar"
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  • NotaSuvNotaSuv Posts: 2,897
    at least it has the best anti theft equip ever made...…........
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,131
    The biggest "problem" with the Smarts is that they're not particularly economical. They are particularly small, so I guess if one lives in the city and has a car and parks on the street, that might be an advantage (but, in the US at least, that's a pretty small market).

    I remember back in my commuting days seeing them on I-495 tooling along at 70 mph or more. I was terrified on behalf of their drivers -- I wonder how they felt in 'em at speed?

    :|

  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 5,113
    I'm sure they were a lot safer at speed than a motorcycle.
    Safety was their only real asset. A Corolla was a much better
    car for the mpg and practical minded. There's a junkyard I
    drive by sometimes that has a whole section dedicated to these cars.
    "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,221
    For just a minute I felt like I was in a 1950s Cadillac land yacht. Until I pulled back out into traffic and was reminded, nope my car is still tiny, just not ultra tiny.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,131
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    I'm sure they were a lot safer at speed than a motorcycle.
    Safety was their only real asset. A Corolla was a much better
    car for the mpg and practical minded. There's a junkyard I
    drive by sometimes that has a whole section dedicated to these cars.

    1) That is true (re: safety), now that you mention it (I had conveniently forgotten that!) -- but the wheelbase is so short, and they seem so (comparatively) tall and narrow. I have to imagine (??) they're a bit skittish at speed (or in a crosswind).

    2) I am trying to understand why any junkyard could have acquired a whole section's worth" of them :p
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,402
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  • NotaSuvNotaSuv Posts: 2,897
    CH46E wrote: »
    Yesterday
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    Today
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    I would guess y'all will be working Wed ;)
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,494
    edited May 22
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ...2) I am trying to understand why any junkyard could have acquired a whole section's worth" of them...

    I agree - you’d think the junkyard could keep their “Smart” car inventory in a couple file cabinets...

    Seriously though, I would think that most wrecked Smart cars end up in the cemetery, as it is probably impossible to extract the driver from the wreckage. It DOES save money on a coffin though...
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,402


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    I would guess y'all will be working Wed ;)[/quote]

    Nope! Traffic is someone else's problem. I'm CBP, and I think you are thinking of our CBP Air and Marine guys. I only get to go out with them a couple times a year. They come up from Ft Pierce.

    For Wed I think I may go out in my father in laws boat. If not we will just watch from our roof. Traffic is going to be crazy and insane.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,621
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    Topping out phase 1 of the new parking garage at PDX (Portland's airport) expansion. If you zoom in you can see the iron worker sitting on the beam. Basically they shinny up the column like a monkey up a tree, then I bring in the beam and they bolt up one side. Then walk across it to connect the other side. Pretty sure they aren't afraid of dying from Covid 19.
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  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 5,113
    The interior shell was pretty crushproof.
    The rest of the car was poo. So non-running ones
    would be the norm.
    "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,414
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    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

    I disabled, I am the South Carolina woman who gouged her eyes out on meth.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    OMG, is she really THAT stu.....

    Does she not know that air will take the path of least resistance and that if you have crocheted holes in the mask, it's basically useless?

    Tom
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    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Just give me a couple of ice cold amber beers and put my posterior here!

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    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,494
    treitz3 wrote: »
    OMG, is she really THAT stu.....

    Does she not know that air will take the path of least resistance and that if you have crocheted holes in the mask, it's basically useless?

    Tom

    That mask is a perfect example of virtue signaling....
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,131
    meanwhile... our neighbor to the north (or south, if you live in Detroit) is a tinderbox.

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  • machonemachone Posts: 1,265
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