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CAT INTERCEPTOR
Nov 9, 2004

MY WORLD IS FIRE AND BLOOD


It's March, time for a new and not so improved chat thread....!



RULE FOR THE MONTH

Due to the cost of producing new threads, If you score a first post on a new page, you must pay for the Pet Toll Road. You are hereby billed one cute picture of a cat or dog in a car.





Pay your toll or have your car towed!





Remember that these threads cost a lot to build so they are being contracted out to FARTGAS, the Facility for Abnormal Reanl Turbulance, Gastronomical Analysis Station to build and for the convenience of this new chat thread, we have decided that the best pay for it's huge cost is cute picture of pets in cars





Post a new page? Pay the toll!



Or else..... probably nothing unless Mr Mod decides to have fun with it. But pay your toll anyway and help us afford new chat threads!

CAT INTERCEPTOR fucked around with this message at Feb 28, 2018 around 19:31

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Dagen H
Mar 19, 2009

Hogertrafikomlaggningen


In like a lion

slothrop
Dec 7, 2006

consider your chops: busted

Fun Shoe

Woke up early, figured I'd make a March Chat thread. Am not disappointed I got beaten to the punch.


I don't know this little guy but he looks like he is gonna keep all your cats in line most likely just going to run away and hide, cats are mean

InitialDave
Jun 14, 2007

I want to believe


I just learned that millions of Americans apparently never knew what blackcurrants taste like, because they were banned from being farmed for decades:

wikipedia posted:

currant farming was banned in the early 1900s, when blackcurrants, as a vector of white pine blister rust, were considered a threat to the U.S. logging industry. The federal ban on growing currants was shifted to jurisdiction of individual states in 1966, and was lifted in New York State in 2003 through the efforts of horticulturist Greg Quinn.

slothrop
Dec 7, 2006

consider your chops: busted

Fun Shoe

InitialDave posted:

I just learned that millions of Americans apparently never knew what blackcurrants taste like, because they were banned from being farmed for decades:

You know, I don't think I've ever had a fresh blackcurrant. Ribena, jam, lollies etc but I can't ever think of having had a fresh one.

Adiabatic
Nov 18, 2007





CAT INTERCEPTOR posted:

RULE FOR THE MONTH

Pay your toll

Or else.....

HELL AND BRIMSTONE AND DAVE FARTS

MrChips
Jun 10, 2005

FLIGHT SAFETY TIP: Fatties out first

Dinosaur Gum

I think if the chat thread OP makes a stupid as gently caress rule we should be able to vote them a month probation qtiyd

InitialDave
Jun 14, 2007

I want to believe


MrChips posted:

I think if the chat thread OP makes a stupid as gently caress rule we should be able to vote them a month probation qtiyd

Hell, doesn't matter how many animals I post, I'm kind of stuck with Dave farts.

Adiabatic
Nov 18, 2007



MrChips posted:

I think if the chat thread OP makes a stupid as gently caress rule we should be able to vote them a month probation qtiyd

Are you gonna front the cost of these monthly threads yourself? Sorry you hate Capitalism.

CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

If Godzilla can do it, you know I can deliver!

He is the one that farts.

InitialDave
Jun 14, 2007

I want to believe


Adiabatic posted:

Are you gonna front the cost of these monthly threads yourself? Sorry you hate Capitalism.
Not at all, the open market is an important principle, and the choice offered by MrChips' own, cat-rule-free, March Chat Thread is beneficial to the forum consumer.

MrChips
Jun 10, 2005

FLIGHT SAFETY TIP: Fatties out first

Dinosaur Gum

A truly free market should have few, if any, barriers to entry for prospective entrants, and I contend that this rule poses a needless burden on the good men and women of the shitposting industry.

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





I have a defective cat.

Metal Geir Skogul
Jan 15, 2011

Abandon thread!



What about a free, government-supplied March chat thread. One that may be of lower quality, but covers everyone who qualifies for the shitposting assistance benefit.

CAT INTERCEPTOR
Nov 9, 2004

MY WORLD IS FIRE AND BLOOD


MrChips posted:

I think if the chat thread OP makes a stupid as gently caress rule we should be able to vote them a month probation qtiyd

We are not taxed well enough to afford good threads. Given the SA coffers are low a small pet toll as set out is a resonable request to provide this vital service to the community of shitposting in that a OP might be created and a months worth of poo poo posting enabled. While in many months the socialist pet tax has been enough it has deemed this time that we must enact this not unresonabe toll being one pet toll for the first poster of each page. Otherwise these threads will deteriorate to become barely coherent reddit level woithout proper maintenance and construction

epic bird guy
Dec 8, 2014



IOwnCalculus posted:

I have a defective cat.



That's a bolt cutter.

MomJeans420
Mar 19, 2007

Most of the gear, most of the time


I got a new Great Dane from the rescue, was supposedly two but behaves more like a one year old puppy. Here he is destroying a pillow an hour ago, as I watch from work, powerless to stop him

https://i.imgur.com/dLguWNT.mp4

*edit*
Here's my old Dane stuck in my Z

MomJeans420 fucked around with this message at Feb 28, 2018 around 23:26

epic bird guy
Dec 8, 2014



MomJeans420 posted:

I got a new Great Dane from the rescue, was supposedly two but behaves more like a one year old puppy. Here he is destroying a pillow an hour ago, as I watch from work, powerless to stop him

https://i.imgur.com/dLguWNT.mp4

*edit*
Here's my old Dane stuck in my Z



your other dog looks... concerned

Yu-Gi-Ho!
May 12, 2006

STOP THE PIG
PUT A BULLET IN ITS HEAD




Something about dogs/cats and vehicles? I'm voluntarily paying my tax early.



InitialDave posted:

Hell, doesn't matter how many animals I post, I'm kind of stuck with Dave farts.

I made a batch of pinto beans last night.. and didn't soak them.

I'm stuck with STR farts and near-pants-making GBS threads experiences for a bit.

Anyone up for bean burritos?

IOwnCalculus posted:

I have a defective cat.



Nothing a spacer can't fix, but your paint's not gonna like dem claws.

Yu-Gi-Ho!
May 12, 2006

STOP THE PIG
PUT A BULLET IN ITS HEAD




Welp, it's official, I'm moving to (a suburb of) Austin in August.

Rent isn't much more than what I'm currently paying, for a much nicer/much newer place. A bit smaller, but includes a microwave, full size w/d, etc. And only a mile outside of Austin itself. Much of what I currently own will get sold before I move; about all I'll be taking is bedding, clothing, computer, and home theater receiver + speakers. Kitchen stuff too, since I have some really nice dishes, nice knives, etc.

What I'm really looking forward to: H-E-B. Also easy access to Kerbey Lane Cafe, their queso is loving awesome.

Scared shitless, but it'll be nice to be able to ditch just about everything and move using only my car and a trailer, or maybe the smallest box truck (one way; have gf drive me back to get my car, get a hotel for the night, bring car down). I have a couple of pieces of furniture that I really want to keep (mid century modern dresser and end tables, 00s lamps that go well with them... don't care about any other furniture). If the box truck winds up being spendy, I have a good friend who loves MCM stuff who would probably take the furniture off my hands (and even if she doesn't, this is genuine 50s/60s stuff that's built well, so it shouldn't be hard to move on the local MCM facebook sale groups).

Yu-Gi-Ho! fucked around with this message at Mar 1, 2018 around 00:36

slothrop
Dec 7, 2006

consider your chops: busted

Fun Shoe

Seems like half the forum is moving! I too am taking the plunge in the next month or so. Iím slightly terrified on the job front, partly because I want to get more of a big boy job and partly because I donít want to end up doing the same poo poo Iíve been doing for years but might have to just to make ends meet. But hey, you gotta follow your heart right?

At least itíll mean the end this long distance relationship thing, which is dumb and hard. Even seeing each other every couple of weeks or so just isnít enough, and we havenít even been doing it for long. I have friends who lived in other countries after they got married due to work and I have no idea how they did it.

Phone posting so I canít pay the pet tax

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Coach Bloodshot
Default Status: SHOUTING


Still married!

We leave on the honeymoon in the morning!

ExplodingSims
Aug 17, 2010

RAGDOLL
FLIPPIN IN A MOVIE
HOT DAMN
THINK I MADE A POOPIE




So, if anyone cares, I got the job I posted about in the last thread. I'm officially an INDUSTRIAL refrigeration tech now!
I fly out to their training place in about 2 weeks for a 3 week session. So this should be fun.

Been spending all day today doing all their training videos and tests. This is going to be an interesting experience based on what I've seen in the videos so far.

iwentdoodie
Apr 29, 2005

YOU'RE WELCOME



ExplodingSims posted:

So, if anyone cares, I got the job I posted about in the last thread. I'm officially an INDUSTRIAL refrigeration tech now!
I fly out to their training place in about 2 weeks for a 3 week session. So this should be fun.

Been spending all day today doing all their training videos and tests. This is going to be an interesting experience based on what I've seen in the videos so far.

Congrats man. Other than abandoning the truck for selfish reasons, doing good.

Got my plans for the next few weeks upended. Half/little sister is flying back from Japan the same weekend as the st Pete GP, so now I can't go to it Got my ticket for Sebring the next weekend, so all isn't lost, but still loving sucks.

Enourmo
May 20, 2009

I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY SMOKE THE DEVIL'S LETTUCE IN COLLEGE!!!


ExplodingSims posted:

So, if anyone cares, I got the job I posted about in the last thread. I'm officially an INDUSTRIAL refrigeration tech now!
I fly out to their training place in about 2 weeks for a 3 week session. So this should be fun.

Been spending all day today doing all their training videos and tests. This is going to be an interesting experience based on what I've seen in the videos so far.

Garts, hope it works out long term.

Here, have 2 cats, I can afford to pay for others because we live in a society god DAMMIT



E: Also if we're still doing the Total Lifetime Horsepower thing:

02 Taurus - 200
03 MSP - 170
91 S10 Blazer - 160
07 CVPI - 250

Grand total: 780, average: 195

Also, really, P71? 5 years newer and 50% more displacement, but only 25% more power than the Taurus? That SOHC motor really was a dog, huh?

Enourmo fucked around with this message at Mar 1, 2018 around 02:56

Metal Geir Skogul
Jan 15, 2011

Abandon thread!



Metal Geir Skogul fucked around with this message at Mar 1, 2018 around 04:01

ExplodingSims
Aug 17, 2010

RAGDOLL
FLIPPIN IN A MOVIE
HOT DAMN
THINK I MADE A POOPIE




iwentdoodie posted:

Congrats man. Other than abandoning the truck for selfish reasons, doing good.

Got my plans for the next few weeks upended. Half/little sister is flying back from Japan the same weekend as the st Pete GP, so now I can't go to it Got my ticket for Sebring the next weekend, so all isn't lost, but still loving sucks.

Um excuse me it's not abandoning it, it's call building suspense thank you very much.

the spyder
Feb 18, 2011


I think I'm buying a house. drat it. Weeeeeeeeee!

wallaka
Jun 8, 2010

Least it wasn't a fucking red shell


We just closed on a house today. Smaller garage and yard, but another bedroom for the incoming baby. It's a fair trade off.

Yu-Gi-Ho!
May 12, 2006

STOP THE PIG
PUT A BULLET IN ITS HEAD




slothrop posted:

Seems like half the forum is moving! I too am taking the plunge in the next month or so. Iím slightly terrified on the job front, partly because I want to get more of a big boy job and partly because I donít want to end up doing the same poo poo Iíve been doing for years but might have to just to make ends meet. But hey, you gotta follow your heart right?

At least itíll mean the end this long distance relationship thing, which is dumb and hard. Even seeing each other every couple of weeks or so just isnít enough, and we havenít even been doing it for long. I have friends who lived in other countries after they got married due to work and I have no idea how they did it.

Part of why I'm moving is I've wanted to live in Austin for a long time - a lot of my friends have moved there, I only have 3 friends left here. The other part is because of the relationship. I probably sound a bit like a jerk when I mention the relationship is what's allowing me to move there affordably.

I can transfer all 3 jobs down there too.

The Locator
Sep 12, 2004

Out here, everything hurts.




Hair Elf

ExplodingSims posted:

So, if anyone cares, I got the job I posted about in the last thread. I'm officially an INDUSTRIAL refrigeration tech now!
I fly out to their training place in about 2 weeks for a 3 week session. So this should be fun.

Been spending all day today doing all their training videos and tests. This is going to be an interesting experience based on what I've seen in the videos so far.

Congrats dude, enjoy it!

Applebees Appetizer
Jan 23, 2006

It's gone awful quiet in here



iwentdoodie posted:

Got my plans for the next few weeks upended. Half/little sister is flying back from Japan the same weekend as the st Pete GP, so now I can't go to it Got my ticket for Sebring the next weekend, so all isn't lost, but still loving sucks.

Well that sucks dude, I was gonna give you some tickets for the GP if I end up with any extra

spog
Aug 7, 2004

It's your own bloody fault.


ExplodingSims posted:

So, if anyone cares, I got the job I posted about in the last thread. I'm officially an INDUSTRIAL refrigeration tech now!
I fly out to their training place in about 2 weeks for a 3 week session. So this should be fun.

Been spending all day today doing all their training videos and tests. This is going to be an interesting experience based on what I've seen in the videos so far.

Pretty cool news.

'Cool' geddit?

Cause he's in refrigeration.

iwentdoodie
Apr 29, 2005

YOU'RE WELCOME



Applebees Appetizer posted:

Well that sucks dude, I was gonna give you some tickets for the GP if I end up with any extra

Honestly I may say gently caress it and still go. Not the nice thing to do, but were not especially close anyway.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.



$300 dog bed

Since it stayed above freezing for more than 24 hours it is time to break the Challenger out of hibernation and yes driving it after 4 months of pickup truck does make it feel like my arse is on the floor.

angryrobots
Mar 31, 2005
=/

My kids have brought home one form of crud or another and passed it to me for about 3 weeks straight. I've been out of work for a week with eye surgery and today is my first day back.

Today I need the coffee injected straight into my brain.

bolind
Jun 19, 2005



angryrobots posted:

Today I need the coffee injected straight into my brain.

Oh yeah one of those days. Just hook me up to the amphetamine IV. One in each arm please.

In other news, we formally sold our condo today, and the seller liked it so much he paid for it twice! So if anyone need seed capital for tires or that Snap-On box you've been eyeing, hit me up before they realize.

Tomarse
Mar 7, 2001

Grr

BigPaddy posted:

Since it stayed above freezing for more than 24 hours it is time to break the Challenger out of hibernation and yes driving it after 4 months of pickup truck does make it feel like my arse is on the floor.

Its cold as balls in the UK at the moment. I've just dragged the electric heater from my garage into the house as it appears to have reached -2C inside part of it today (i've got a single storey uninsulated and unheated extension). Its quite interesting how there was ice in the sink, yet the bottled water I have in there stood next to the pipes on the floor is still liquid.


bolind posted:

Oh yeah one of those days. Just hook me up to the amphetamine IV. One in each arm please.

In other news, we formally sold our condo today, and the seller liked it so much he paid for it twice! So if anyone need seed capital for tires or that Snap-On box you've been eyeing, hit me up before they realize.

Nice. Bank error in your favour. Though if I were you I would keep an eye out for them managing to now re-claim it twice and leave you massively overdrawn!




WARNING chat thread toll booth 2 posts ahead

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Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



Yu-Gi-Ho! posted:

Welp, it's official, I'm moving to (a suburb of) Austin in August.

Rent isn't much more than what I'm currently paying, for a much nicer/much newer place. A bit smaller, but includes a microwave, full size w/d, etc. And only a mile outside of Austin itself. Much of what I currently own will get sold before I move; about all I'll be taking is bedding, clothing, computer, and home theater receiver + speakers. Kitchen stuff too, since I have some really nice dishes, nice knives, etc.

What I'm really looking forward to: H-E-B. Also easy access to Kerbey Lane Cafe, their queso is loving awesome.

Scared shitless, but it'll be nice to be able to ditch just about everything and move using only my car and a trailer, or maybe the smallest box truck (one way; have gf drive me back to get my car, get a hotel for the night, bring car down). I have a couple of pieces of furniture that I really want to keep (mid century modern dresser and end tables, 00s lamps that go well with them... don't care about any other furniture). If the box truck winds up being spendy, I have a good friend who loves MCM stuff who would probably take the furniture off my hands (and even if she doesn't, this is genuine 50s/60s stuff that's built well, so it shouldn't be hard to move on the local MCM facebook sale groups).
Good luck! We'll miss you!

ExplodingSims posted:

So, if anyone cares, I got the job I posted about in the last thread. I'm officially an INDUSTRIAL refrigeration tech now!
I fly out to their training place in about 2 weeks for a 3 week session. So this should be fun.

Been spending all day today doing all their training videos and tests. This is going to be an interesting experience based on what I've seen in the videos so far.

Right on, dude! Good luck!

Enourmo posted:

Garts, hope it works out long term.

Here, have 2 cats, I can afford to pay for others because we live in a society god DAMMIT



E: Also if we're still doing the Total Lifetime Horsepower thing:

02 Taurus - 200
03 MSP - 170
91 S10 Blazer - 160
07 CVPI - 250

Grand total: 780, average: 195

Also, really, P71? 5 years newer and 50% more displacement, but only 25% more power than the Taurus? That SOHC motor really was a dog, huh?

Eh, they're reliable. I'd bet that the 4.6 trades HP for torque over the Vulcan, plus the ones in Crown Vics and whatnot are pretty conservatively tuned for long life, I imagine. Mustang got a bit more out of the same engine, and even more out of the DOHC version.

If it'll stop raining, looking forward to replacing the rear engine/transaxle mount on the wife's Kia, and the brake master cylinder on the AE86 this weekend. Perhaps then her car will stop axle hopping under brisk acceleration (and making a knocking noise while doing so - most disconcerting) and the Crayolla will actually stop with some urgency.
I should also probably crawl up into the attic and figure out where the roof leak is. Thanks to all the rain lately, I've been treated to a "plop" above the ceiling in the living every minute or so. Probably coming in around the vent stack for the heater. Hopefully some asphalt sealer or new flashing will take care of it.

edit: still first page, but paying my share anyway:

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ilkhan
Oct 7, 2004


cat tax:


This is the cat we almost stole. Pretty thing. We named him " 'arry the orphan boy"

Moving can be good, but long distance relationships suck.

Tomarse posted:

WARNING chat thread toll booth 2 posts ahead
I feel so lied to.

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