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  1. MA_PE

    The Triathlon Thread

    not sure if it's official or not but a friend that did some of the smaller ones would refer to the easiest ones as "tin man" tris and the next level up was an "aluminum man" until you got to the real "iron man" tri. I can't fathom anyone doing an iron man. that's just insane.
  2. I just traveled JetBlue from East to West coast. I passed these seats in first class that had a single seat in the middle of what would be 2 regular first class seats or 3 coach seats that had plexiglass shield and a door so it's like you're in your own little room. I guess it's called "Mint". Checking online the fare is 2x to 3x what a typical airfare would be. Must be nice. https://www.jetblue.com/flying-with-us/mint/
  3. I was just on a cross-country flight and I had an aisle seat. I put my arm on my arm rest and hit something. The frickin a-hole behind took his shoes off and had his socked foot parked on my armrest. WTF?!?!?
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    EB Cycling Club

    x2
  5. I'd be inclined to say while scheduling the interview that the position as posted doesn't meet your salary requirements and if there's no chance of them moving the pay grade then it's not going to work out. Doesn't waste anyone's time and I don't see as it would burn any bridges.
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    RIP Burt Reynolds

    A car was located that had been titles to the movie studio and was used as a promotional prop for SATB. It sold for $550k at Barrett-Jackson in 2016. An actual documented movie car might go for more money but I don’t think it’s possible to identify one. They just did not keep track of them. https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1977-PONTIAC-FIREBIRD-TRANS-AM-SMOKEY-AND-THE-BANDIT-PROMO-CAR-190067
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    RIP Burt Reynolds

    From the link. "Three Trans-Am cars were used in this movie. Director Hal Needham claims in the DVD documentary that they could barely run towards the end of the film's production. " From years of being on an active Trans am site and listening to fanatics about the subject of what happened to the cars used in the movie, it's widely held among the Trans Am community that the actual number of cars used and their disposition after the movie has been lost to time. Hal Needham contradicted himself in interviews over the years about the number of vehicles, etc. and stories of what happened to them during the filming. Nothing sinister just likely because memories get cloudy with time and a good story is a good story and the facts are just trivia. These compilations should often be taken with a grain of salt.
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    RIP Burt Reynolds

    Bingo
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    RIP Burt Reynolds

    IIRC. It was a licensing thing where Coors didn't want to truck product east of the Mississippi River. so any sales of there product were not authorized and therefore it was illegal to sell it there. I was in high school at that time and it was big news when/if you got some coors beer. Little did we realize it was just a typical light beer and nothing super special. I don't think I'd credit SATB with the CB boom but it certainly helped. It was a trucker means of communication at the time and a bunch of people would set up a radio at home and converse over the air (like ham radio operators) that's why they expanded the original 23 channels to 40. I had friends that all installed CBs in their cars to contact each other without relying on the family home phone line. The same way kids today use cell phones to talk to their friends without their parents/family hanging around. If you've never seen it, check the movie Convoy. It'l get your CB juices flowing. "I said Big Ben this here's the Rubber Duck and I'm about to out the hammer down" LOL
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    RIP Burt Reynolds

    I had a ‘76 black and gold 50th anniversary special edition for a long time. It had round headlights as opposed to the ‘77 rectangular head lights. Useless trivia: the movie used ‘76 models with ‘77 noses. The movie was released in September ‘76 the same time the 77s first ent into production.
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    Happy Belated NJM

    Happy belated Mikie. Hope you had a good one.
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    RIP Burt Reynolds

    Did you watch the movie version or the TV version where “sumbitch” becomes “scumbum”? Useless trivia: Hot Wheels produced a white trans am that said “scum bum” on the rear spoiler. LOL
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    The Pet Thread

    honestly it was hard to tell. My uncle used to get pretty drunk though. Then, when we got older we'd get drunk with him.
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    RIP Burt Reynolds

    https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/9bd87f65-29c9-478f-963d-9810a1320fb8 RIP Mr. Reynolds
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    The Pet Thread

    My uncle had a parakeet that would sit on his shoulder and drink beer from a glass he was holding. The bird developed such a big beer belly that it couldn't fly if it wanted to.
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