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What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread


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#48121 ONLINE   Hooli

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:42 AM

Soup-a-naught's new rank. I only used that description this morning....



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:10 PM

I posted a really lame grump in the grumpy thread, so will redress the balance with a post in here.

 

Mopping off the damp on the inside of the windscreen of my Mondeo this morning, I lopped the rear view mirror off, damaging the plastic bracket, so it wouldn't slot back on. Mrs_Jon was eagerly waiting to take it to work late after watching the England match, so I cobbled a rig together utilising a sat-nav sucker, which was so good, it almost made it to the end of the driveway.

 

Decided to call the local Ford dealer on the off chance they had one cheap. Sadly $115 isn't cheap in anyone's books but I was heartened by the parts guy I spoke with, who suggested that a Ranger one can be cobbled to fit and he just happened to have a spare which he'd gladly give me in exchange for a box of beers.

 

Imagine calling up a UK Ford dealer and being offered the same deal! They don't have any parts cars on site, so this guy obviously holds onto bits he knows may come in handy and I like the fact that he's fully able to do this kind of thing. It's small things like that that would make me consider buying from them, if I was in the market for a new or nearly new car.

 

In the end I remembered that we had a Mondeo down the fire station to cut up, so I took the mirror from that and had a free fix, instead.


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#48123 OFFLINE   Wack

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:47 PM

This has to be a stolen car

 

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:28 PM

I fitted a new set of rear springs to the 940 Volvo and was surprised that the job wasjust as easy as the Haynes bol suggested.
Less than 2hrs and the job was finishedleaving me plenty of time tp play with my other chod.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:13 PM

My neighbour is up a ladder pruning a tall tree. A seagull has taken offence to this and is dive bombing him and making a racket.

 

And that 'Because Aliens' Guy is wicked cool and has THE haircut.


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#48126 OFFLINE   BavarianRetro

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:50 PM

We were plagued by the bastards nesting in our unit and next door's - which was a big recovery mob at the time.

A few years ago, there must have been twenty of them screeching and shitting everywhere. One of the drivers shot one of them. Not the best solution and, frankly, it made no difference to level of the noise or seagull shit.

That night - and every night thereafter - as he was closing up, the whole flock of them attacked him, screeching and pecking, flying at his head and hands. Every time he went into the yard on foot, they started screeching and squawking. Never bothered with anyone else.

He left. I'm sure they followed him and still attack him on sight.
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#48127 OFFLINE   Wack

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:22 PM

I was just googling autoshite and this image appeared , it looks like somebody gave them a banner for a laugh because nobody looks prepared for the pictureIMG_1181.JPG
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:36 PM

What a bunch of fucking weirdos!

 

 

 

 

 

Oh....


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:43 PM

I was out for a run this afternoon and had to stop and take a few pics

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As I was taking the pics, a presumably local woman walked round the corner, saw what I was doing and laughed "yeah, everyone does that" :)
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:49 PM

We were plagued by the bastards nesting in our unit and next door's - which was a big recovery mob at the time.

A few years ago, there must have been twenty of them screeching and shitting everywhere. One of the drivers shot one of them. Not the best solution and, frankly, it made no difference to level of the noise or seagull shit.

That night - and every night thereafter - as he was closing up, the whole flock of them attacked him, screeching and pecking, flying at his head and hands. Every time he went into the yard on foot, they started screeching and squawking. Never bothered with anyone else.

He left. I'm sure they followed him and still attack him on sight.


Why didn't he just shoot the rest? Obviously one less isn't going to solve the problem.
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#48131 OFFLINE   BavarianRetro

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:09 PM

Why didn't he just shoot the rest? Obviously one less isn't going to solve the problem.


I think the issue was that he was a recovery driver, not a marksman, and the one he did shoot was more good luck than anything.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:16 PM

On radio 2 today the stand in for vine ( no idea who he was but he had no charisma at all)


Ed Milliband perhaps?

It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:28 PM

Presumably that Irn Bru coffin is a subtle political statement as to the 'death' of the once popular drink, post sugar tax debacle. The tartan one, I'm not so sure about.

 

Or have they taken the sugar out of shortbread fingers, too?



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:44 PM

We were plagued by the bastards nesting in our unit and next door's - which was a big recovery mob at the time.

A few years ago, there must have been twenty of them screeching and shitting everywhere. ....


They were probably managers in a previous life.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:57 PM

I was just googling autoshite and this image appeared , it looks like somebody gave them a banner for a laugh because nobody looks prepared for the pictureattachicon.gifIMG_1181.JPG

 

That picture must be from when dugong/watanabe had the banner (iirc he had it made) - a looooooooooong time ago (early this decade?).

I now have that banner, and am its third custodian. 


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:31 AM

I think the issue was that he was a recovery driver, not a marksman, and the one he did shoot was more good luck than anything.

He should have thought of it as a target rich environment ;)
Possibly a shotgun would have been more effective?
Anyway seagulls are quite tasty so I've heard!

Edit actually thinking about it, with some of the people I work with they would have been bringing a BBQ to work along with an air rifle!

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:50 AM

Ed Milliband perhaps?


He was earlier in the week, yesterday was Michael Howard , I think.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 08:00 AM

'Spirited' driving in the Berling yesterday, and during a particularly twisty bit of B-road part of the gear knob fell off. It felt like that bit in Fast and Furious where they switch on the OMGNOZYO and the car all starts shaking and falling apart and that.

 

 

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 08:07 AM

'Spirited' driving in the Berling yesterday, and during a particularly twisty bit of B-road part of the gear knob fell off. It felt like that bit in Fast and Furious where they switch on the OMGNOZYO and the car all starts shaking and falling apart and that.


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Mine did this driving to shitefest! I've been picking the peeling vinyl for months now, then on the a9 I picked a new bit and the top came off... Wedged it back on and haven't fucked with it since!
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:24 AM

Tatra in the wild:

 

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:14 AM

Job hunt was a chore

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Just received OK for new role with them to start asap. Paperwork may mean not Monday though....
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:38 AM

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:41 AM

It's a balmy 20 degrees in Dumfries, it must be time for:

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:45 AM

It's a balmy 20 degrees in Dumfries, it must be time for:
https://www.bbc.co.u...t-fife-44808966

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 12:36 PM

DW has achieved England in TWC!

 

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 03:11 PM

People who fuck about with good food should be executed and eaten.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 04:18 PM

Got into work this morning.Just parked up and I get "have you got a minute" from the guy in the next but one unit.Yeah sure I wandered across."come and have a look at what my brother has bought me"
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:57 PM

Is it brown?

no it is white with shotgun damage to the driver's side rear quarter We've drawn up a list of what needs doing for an mot and it's now nova declared.Was driven to Scotland in 2006 but the Bulgarian own bulgered off and left it.The electronic ignition was fried so the new owner installed points and on Wednesday it was going all Crazy Frog.



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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:16 PM

A rare glimpse of my fleet all in a line at the bottom of our street. And yes I know the Snoozer isn't straight - sorry for any of you with OCD

 

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:15 PM

I have decided to be more positive.

Therefore, all the parts I just replaced that didn't solve the problem I at least know aren't part of the problem.


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