Random Thoughts – Late April 2015

Avoid German bagpipers.

Click your heels together, say “Nina Hagen” three times and see what happens.

Is there a braille version of Guns & Ammo magazine?

That there is some darn fine dirt. Billy should be proud.

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Watch “Bee porn” on YouTube

Bee porn: http://youtu.be/0GgDiEhQUJQ

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Watch “Tom at K1″ on YouTube

https://youtu.be/CS-YEw1UPUI

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Watch “A lap at Laguna Seca” on YouTube

A lap at Laguna Seca: https://youtu.be/AM5I3JEFqG8

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Auction Watch: 1958 Goggomobil TS 400 Racecar – Fort Lauderdale

http://www.auctionsamerica.com/events/feature-lots.cfm?SaleCode=FL15&ID=r0297&Order=runorderlotnumber&feature=&collection=&grouping=&category=vehicles

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The only thing I like better than silly little cars are silly little racecars. Though I love the idea of thrashing this cutie beauty around the track I can’t imagine against what you would race. A hopped-up Isetta?

The auction company estimates this to sell for $18,000 to $22,000. I find that to be a little high. I’m guessing about $15,000.

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Random Thoughts

My new depression ritual; Corner Gas marathon

Why does the best writing advice come from fictional characters?

If you understand the joke about ferric chloride you aren’t allowed to call the jokester a geek.

Does anyone know a clown who isn’t really creepy?

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Auction Watch – hopped up Hillman Imp an eBay

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=231478059157&alt=web

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The only thing I like better than quirky little cars are heavily modified quirky little cars. What could be anti-cooler than one of the lowest cars on the automotive food chain with every bit of possible racyness squeezed out of it? Nothing I say, nothing.

While the current bid is well within my price range, the car still resides in its natural habitat of GB.

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Auction Watch: Speed Racer’s Car – eBay

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=221684005031&alt=web

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This car is a divorce in the making. Somewhere there is a spouse who does not yet know she will be screaming, “You spent forty thousand dollars on what!?”

On the other side of that argument will be a befuddled greying and/or balding man stating, “…but it’s the Mach 5…”

Back in reality, the car is based on a Corvette so it may actually be a driveable car. Not that that really matters.

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Auction Watch: Desoto Hearse, chopped and channeled on eBay

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=221678096845&alt=web

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I love hearses. I had a 67 Superior-bodied Caddy hearse back in my obnoxious youth. Loved that car.

On the other hand I am no fan of low-riding rat rods. Most are cars whose owners have gone out of their way to build useless death traps. Often at great expense.

Then the car pictured above comes along. The hearse in it grabbed my immediate attention, and after looking at the photos my rat rod fears were proved unjust. The engineering is wonderful. It looks perfectly road-worthy and perhaps, dare I say, safe.

Definitely worth a look for the automotive weirdafile.

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Random Thoughts – 2/1/15

There is nothing like a weekend in Gilroy to revive the soul.

Why would anyone with a medical condition that won’t kill you take a pill that might?

This year’s week-before-the-superbowl-movie was FORBIDDEN PLANET.

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