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CAT INTERCEPTOR
Nov 9, 2004

I think you mean dont piss in the sink....again!

Summary of 2020 so far....

https://imgur.com/gallery/HYHIzQy

I'll try to make a better OP next month. But anyway, if you have made it this far welcome to halfway through 2020! You survived! SA hasn't been burnt to the ground!

Our AI Slack is still open if you want to converse with us there - https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3929482

And uhhhhh.... yeah thats pretty much it. Have at it for another month

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KYOON GRIFFEY JR
Apr 12, 2010




big fan of "flattened the curve... vertically"

Elmnt80
Dec 30, 2012

I write my poems in the dirt with an oily rag
I have to wear a gas mask just so I don't gag
I got a SOCOM scout and twenty extra mags
And a couple severed heads in my bug-out bag






We're all gonna die, do burnouts anyways.

cursedshitbox
May 20, 2012

Your rear-end wont survive my hammering.



Fun Shoe

Elmnt80 posted:

We're all gonna die, do burnouts anyways.

burnout status: Lucas electrics

redgubbinz
May 1, 2007



I was going to make a "panicked time traveler from 2021" joke but at this rate there might not be a 2021.

You Am I
May 20, 2001

I will decide who posts John Howard pictures in this thread and the circumstances in which they post.


Yeah, this year is full of the suck

Charles
May 9, 2004

zoom-zoom


Toilet Rascal


The plane crash in Tehran wasn't a crash, it was a shootdown. So even worse.

Motronic
Nov 6, 2009


MOTRONIC FOR MODERATOR, MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN


Grimey Drawer

cursedshitbox posted:

burnout status: Lucas electrics

If I can find enough bleach it's time to do 4 wheel A/T burnouts in the truck. gently caress it all.

Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

High Energy, Good Feeling!




Last thread closed, so I missed the opportunity to say how grateful I am to have Jim Silly-Balls for all of CA's moderating needs.

Speaking if, did Ilkhan finally get run off of this sub forum too? I haven't heard anyone stanning for the cops or anything stupid in awhile.

Current level of Autimotive Insanity:
https://youtu.be/XS_WyAV6wbE

Current level of Cycle Sanity:




I might get my Mustang moved into a dry carport sometime this year though!

The Door Frame
Dec 5, 2011

I don't know man everytime I go to the gym here there are like two huge dudes with raging high and tights snorting Nitro-tech off of each other's rock hard abs.

How do you do burnouts in an FWD car? Asking for a friend

Goober Peas
Jun 30, 2007

Check out my 'Vette, bro




The Door Frame posted:

How do you do burnouts in an FWD car? Asking for a friend

Lots of bleach

GnarlyCharlie4u
Sep 23, 2007

I have an unhealthy obsession with motorcycles.

Proof


Goober Peas posted:

Lots of bleach

splash-less bleach

Mustache Ride
Sep 11, 2001



Pillbug

Tried to do a burnout in my Scout. Didn't work.

Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

High Energy, Good Feeling!




The Door Frame posted:

How do you do burnouts in an FWD car? Asking for a friend

Pretty easy, set the parking brake, rev the engine to the redline, and drop it into gear. If your parking brake doesn't work, get your high school football team's O-line to sit on the trunk.

I can't do burnouts in my Leaf, there's two levels of traction control, and one is undisablable.

Safety Dance
Sep 10, 2007

Five degrees to starboard!


Elviscat posted:

Pretty easy, set the parking brake, rev the engine to the redline, and drop it into gear.

This works, but only so many times until the expensive parts of your transmission decide to be elsewhere.

Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

High Energy, Good Feeling!




He didn't ask "is it a good idea to do a burnout in a fed car.

I used to do neutral drops in my V6 auto Mustang, never broke the tranny but I did poo poo spider gears a couple times.

CAT INTERCEPTOR
Nov 9, 2004

I think you mean dont piss in the sink....again!

The Door Frame posted:

How do you do burnouts in an FWD car? Asking for a friend

Diesel. Or at a pinch, McDonald's cheese burgers

BuckyDoneGun
Nov 30, 2004
fat drunk


Any Aussie goons in the property market? Donít mind being trapped at home on big race weekends?

https://www.realestate.com.au/prope...orama-133804554

InitialDave
Jun 14, 2007

I Want To Believe.


You should be able to do a burnout with brake torquing rather than a neutral drop to initiate it.

freelop
Apr 28, 2013

Where we're going, we won't need fries to see



Goober Peas posted:

Lots of bleach

Odd but I've topped up the tank - now what?

CAT INTERCEPTOR
Nov 9, 2004

I think you mean dont piss in the sink....again!

BuckyDoneGun posted:

Any Aussie goons in the property market? Don’t mind being trapped at home on big race weekends?

https://www.realestate.com.au/prope...orama-133804554

Residents actually have backways open at all times even on raceday

Source : Stayed up at a place near the Cutting every race weekend for a few years. Residents had passes in and out and theres a network of access roads and routes running behind. Oh and no booze limit

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule



My neighbour spotted me being a sweaty gently caress riding around on my mountain bike I got 20 years ago and took pity on a giant riding a tiny bike. Threw me the keys to one of his cars to use until I get the Commodore unfucked (it's a simple alternator change, received replacement today), but organising the auto sparky to borrow his Tech2 for the ECU firmware upgrade and remove the battery saver mode.

EDIT: Man, tooling around in a little Mazda 323 like a clown car is quite fun around town. I have to drive it with the window down so I have elbow room.

Humphreys fucked around with this message at 08:28 on Jul 1, 2020

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.

Canít die until I do burnouts in the Grand Prix, guess I should pull my finger out and get the drive line in it this weekend.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Google Image Results for
"Sexy Guy Gardner"


Hello July.

fridge corn
Apr 2, 2003

AI CUNT CREW
FOUNDING MEMBER
there's a certain depth in things like "The fucken dealership cross threaded my bash plate bolts and hit em with the rattle gun, it was an absolute cunt of a job to get them off again" that you just don't get with other words.


Rhyno posted:

Hello July.

Hello

sharkytm
Oct 9, 2003

Gimme Gimme Swedish Fish...



Fallen Rib

Boaz MacPhereson posted:

In case you guys weren't aware, There's gonna be some action at Indy this weekend. Indycar GP (road course) and NASCAR road course action (first time!) both on Saturday and then NASCAR Brickyard 400 on Sunday.
Plus F1 in Austria. I'm so so so looking forward to it. Gonna watch with my mom. She's been sending me GPFans and WTF1 articles for weeks.

Applebees Appetizer
Jan 23, 2006



Yay it's July

Welp

cakesmith handyman
Jul 22, 2007

Pip-Pip old chap! Last one in is a rotten egg what what.



Whoa we're half way there.

Jesus gently caress this year has been hard. It's loving terrifying how seriously nobody is taking the pandemic over here. We're all doomed.

Pretty sure my wife is going to want to continue with the August holiday we booked in Jan, I kind of don't blame her because she's going stir crazy having no time to herself, no excuse to leave the house and having to school the kids while I'm swanning off to work every day. The idea terrifies me though.

meatpimp
May 15, 2004

Psst -- Wanna buy

EVERYWHERE
some high-quality thread's DESTROYED!



cakesmith handyman posted:

Whoa we're half way there.

Jesus gently caress this year has been hard. It's loving terrifying how seriously nobody is taking the pandemic over here. We're all doomed.

Pretty sure my wife is going to want to continue with the August holiday we booked in Jan, I kind of don't blame her because she's going stir crazy having no time to herself, no excuse to leave the house and having to school the kids while I'm swanning off to work every day. The idea terrifies me though.

These are real issues. It's good that you recognize that they are, in fact, issues.

We are all in a state that we've never seen before. None of us. It's effecting all of us. We've got more anxiety, more uncertainty, more frustration than we've seen before. It's not okay, but we have to make it okay. Keep the fact that this is aberrant, strange, uncharted in mind. Make sure you take care of yourself, your own mental well being. And then do the same for your loved ones.

This is hard, and it's going to be hard for a while. I'm looking at my wife WFH, my kids largely, if not completely, schooling from home in the fall, I'll be teaching "asynchronously." That means we're all in the same house almost all the time. I love my family, but none of us are used to this.

Random July rambling, but keep your mental state in mind. It's okay to feel all the negative feelings, but don't let them overwhelm you.

slidebite
Nov 6, 2005

Good egg


Humphreys posted:

My neighbour spotted me being a sweaty gently caress riding around on my mountain bike I got 20 years ago and took pity on a giant riding a tiny bike. Threw me the keys to one of his cars to use until I get the Commodore unfucked (it's a simple alternator change, received replacement today), but organising the auto sparky to borrow his Tech2 for the ECU firmware upgrade and remove the battery saver mode.

EDIT: Man, tooling around in a little Mazda 323 like a clown car is quite fun around town. I have to drive it with the window down so I have elbow room.

That's a good neighbor.

shy boy from chess club
Jun 11, 2008

It wasnt that bad, after you left I got to help put out the fire!



Lookin out the window

Safety Dance
Sep 10, 2007

Five degrees to starboard!


cakesmith handyman posted:

Whoa we're half way there.

Jesus gently caress this year has been hard. It's loving terrifying how seriously nobody is taking the pandemic over here. We're all doomed.

Pretty sure my wife is going to want to continue with the August holiday we booked in Jan, I kind of don't blame her because she's going stir crazy having no time to herself, no excuse to leave the house and having to school the kids while I'm swanning off to work every day. The idea terrifies me though.

Where are you planning to go?

Fermented Tinal
Aug 25, 2005
ASK ME ABOUT MY BIG DUMB LANDCRUISER



Happy Canada Day!

Well, as happy as it can be anyways.

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



Maksimus54 posted:

Everdave congrats on your boom truck sale. Had a friend that was bidding on it, but $12k was too rich for him.

Wow! that did way better than I expected. Weird how things you would expect to bring a good price don't (the last auction everdave put up) and random stuff, like this one bring the dough. I guess it just was unique enough to be interesting to buyers.


gently caress. I mean, I knew 2020 was bad, but lumped all together like that... ugh.

The Door Frame posted:

How do you do burnouts in an FWD car? Asking for a friend

Those are easy. Just set the parking brake on most of them, and give it the beans. If it has any.

BigPaddy posted:

Canít die until I do burnouts in the Grand Prix, guess I should pull my finger out and get the drive line in it this weekend.

That reminds me I have done, but haven't filmed, a burnout in my Cutlass. I only have first gear, but that's plenty. With the open diff and old, dry-rotted tires, it'll do monster one-tire fires, even with the highway gears. I should do that next time I move it around. Mind you, a burnout was what started the transmission loving up. Still no idea what happened there. Just freewheels if it shifts past first.

Got the new garage door opener mostly installed before I ran out of steam from the heat and humidity. Just need to install the new safety sensors, really.

In other news, we're hosting a former schoolmate of my daughter's whose mother kicked out of the house because she's... I don't know, nuts. He's a good kid, as far as I can tell. Decent grades, didn't get into trouble (not that she let him do anything ever - very strict and relatively sheltered from the universe.) Like, he says that they removed his bedroom door, for some reason. Every time I've interacted with her, she seemed like a controlling bitch towards him. At any rate, they kicked him out at 18, shortly before he finished high school. They did put him up in a hotel until recently, and he did graduate. He's looking for a job and into college, has some savings, but has no car. Once his hotel was up, we agreed to let him sleep on the couch for a few days until he could find a group home or roommate situation. That was going fine - he was supposed to move in today. Except the owner of the room he was going to rent, who of course also lives in the house where the room is located, came up as exposed to COVID-19 on Monday, and is now in quarantine for 2 weeks.
So, the reason I have one kid is because I didn't want two, and I *definitely* didn't want two 18-year-olds. Wouldn't be so bad if a) I didn't have to work from home, and b) my wife is now home this week with a severely sore throat this week. Jesus Christ those two, like most kids, loving heterodyne when together and just get louder and louder, ignoring any requests to quiet down. I finally blew up at them yesterday and literally told them they were loud as hell and to shut the gently caress up. Feel kinda bad about that, but they finally got the point. I know I've had it lucky through this COVID crap so far - it's just me and my daughter at home, usually. Guess I'm getting the full shelter-in-place experience now, plus a little.

On the plus side, he has a positive effect on my daughter's Asperger's. He has a knack for getting her to do stuff she "don' wanna". Just... teens. Oy. I'm 50. I like it quiet-ish. Not sure what to do, now. I didn't really want a house guest for another two weeks. We don't have a spare room, and he sure ain't sharing my daughter's room, not that she would let him. Don't want to kick him out on the street. He's... not terribly motivated, but not a bad kid. Definitely has some growing up to do with respect to being on time, and, uh, not sleeping through alarms. Kid sleeps HARD.

Dagen H
Mar 19, 2009

Hogertrafikomlaggningen


Oh you've got circa-1990 Dagen H as a houseguest

Somewhat Heroic
Oct 11, 2007

(Insert Mad Max related text)

Hello July. June was good. May has been good. Summer is here; our state caught on fire Saturday night and even though there were 30MPH winds with gusts up to 40-50mph the heavens were merciful and there was an absolute deluge of rain for like two days - super weird for July and everything got under control.

Closed out June at the office and we outsold last year June by a very large margin which was welcomed. Be safe and stuff, wear your masks. This is not a big ask and I don't get why some are having such a challenge with this.

STR
May 12, 2006

I thought I was a nice jester


Darchangel, I know it's rough, but good for you for letting him stay until he can get something lined up.

Meanwhile in Austin, we've seen a doubling in positive COVID cases in .... 10 loving days. I'm following the mayor's FB page, he's been posting regular livestreams about this stuff. I think we're still the #1 COVID hotspot in the US right now. Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio are also on the top 5 list, but Austin is #1. This isn't something I want my city to be #1 at.

Paper products are already becoming scarce, FWIW. We got plenty of store brand toilet paper (not a lot of name brand, but some), and absolutely zero paper towels. The only paper towels we have on hand are the low end store brand (we have multiple tiers of store brands) that are heavily scented.



Left side is the paper towel side. Nothing at all except for the low end lavender scented ones (why the hell would you add fragrance to paper towels? we can't get rid of the drat things). Right side is TP. Well stocked on TP for now if you don't mind store brand or an off brand (the name brand stuff is nearly gone before open, thanks to the personal shoppers coming in at 3am to fulfill online pickup/delivery orders). I dropped by the store closest to the house on my way home, and the only paper towels they had were the "good" store brand ones, but only in 12 and 24 packs.

Did I mention the personal shoppers are coming in at 3 am now? We're already seeing a huge spike in online orders, and the number of orders per day is already making the panic buying look like a joke. One of them told me we already had over 400 orders for the day; hopefully they put a cap on orders per day again.

STR fucked around with this message at 16:25 on Jul 1, 2020

trouser chili
Mar 27, 2002

Unnngggggghhhhh


Darchangel posted:


In other news, we're hosting a former schoolmate of my daughter's whose mother kicked out of the house because she's... I don't know, nuts. He's a good kid, as far as I can tell. Decent grades, didn't get into trouble (not that she let him do anything ever - very strict and relatively sheltered from the universe.) Like, he says that they removed his bedroom door, for some reason. Every time I've interacted with her, she seemed like a controlling bitch towards him. At any rate, they kicked him out at 18, shortly before he finished high school. They did put him up in a hotel until recently, and he did graduate. He's looking for a job and into college, has some savings, but has no car. Once his hotel was up, we agreed to let him sleep on the couch for a few days until he could find a group home or roommate situation. That was going fine - he was supposed to move in today. Except the owner of the room he was going to rent, who of course also lives in the house where the room is located, came up as exposed to COVID-19 on Monday, and is now in quarantine for 2 weeks.
So, the reason I have one kid is because I didn't want two, and I *definitely* didn't want two 18-year-olds. Wouldn't be so bad if a) I didn't have to work from home, and b) my wife is now home this week with a severely sore throat this week. Jesus Christ those two, like most kids, loving heterodyne when together and just get louder and louder, ignoring any requests to quiet down. I finally blew up at them yesterday and literally told them they were loud as hell and to shut the gently caress up. Feel kinda bad about that, but they finally got the point. I know I've had it lucky through this COVID crap so far - it's just me and my daughter at home, usually. Guess I'm getting the full shelter-in-place experience now, plus a little.

On the plus side, he has a positive effect on my daughter's Asperger's. He has a knack for getting her to do stuff she "don' wanna". Just... teens. Oy. I'm 50. I like it quiet-ish. Not sure what to do, now. I didn't really want a house guest for another two weeks. We don't have a spare room, and he sure ain't sharing my daughter's room, not that she would let him. Don't want to kick him out on the street. He's... not terribly motivated, but not a bad kid. Definitely has some growing up to do with respect to being on time, and, uh, not sleeping through alarms. Kid sleeps HARD.

You're a good dude for all this. I've always tried to help everyone and while I've had some people abuse my goodwill, most everyone I've helped in the past has at some point later been in position to help me and has. It'll come around, and even if it never does you always have the satisfaction of knowing you did the right thing.

I too prefer quiet over cacophony, but as my children have gotten older and now spend significant time out of the house, I often find the lack of noise to be a touch sad. Pre-covid it was getting very common for me to come home from work to an empty house every Friday evening. Just me and the dogs and boding sense of irrelevance.

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



STR posted:

Darchangel, I know it's rough, but good for you for letting him stay until he can get something lined up.

trouser chili posted:

You're a good dude for all this. I've always tried to help everyone and while I've had some people abuse my goodwill, most everyone I've helped in the past has at some point later been in position to help me and has. It'll come around, and even if it never does you always have the satisfaction of knowing you did the right thing.

I too prefer quiet over cacophony, but as my children have gotten older and now spend significant time out of the house, I often find the lack of noise to be a touch sad. Pre-covid it was getting very common for me to come home from work to an empty house every Friday evening. Just me and the dogs and boding sense of irrelevance.

Thanks.
Folks have done me solid favors in the past, and I've been very fortunate in my life (I'm not wealthy or anything, but I'm not hurting, and have everything I *need*, if not want), so I'm just paying it forward. Besides, if my daughter likes him, despite social anxiety and Asperger's, he can't be a terrible dude.
FWIW, my daughter never left the house *before* C-19... but she's usually pretty quiet. The plus side of them being noisy is that she's actually interacting with a human being and *enjoying* it. Normally wouldn't have been too much of an issue, but that particular day, it was grating.

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Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



Somewhat Heroic posted:

Be safe and stuff, wear your masks. This is not a big ask and I don't get why some are having such a challenge with this.

"Mah freedoms!" - idiots who don't understand science or medicine. So, you know, Trump supporters. It's funny (funny weird, not funny like you're a clown) how they are harming *themselves (as well as others) by being *selfish*.

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