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PostPosted: September 4 19, 2:32 pm 
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I hadn't thought about Car Talk on NPR in decades until I just read an article on Jalopnik about the slow demise of the show. My grandparents listened to a lot of NPR and I always loved it when I would be staying with them for a month every summer and Car Talk would come on. Those guys were great.

In reading the article just now, I love this quote from Ray about his time at MIT studying engineering, "I would say about 10 percent of the people actually belonged there. They had the academic credentials, the acumen to be there. [Tom and I] were in the bottom part of the other 90 percent. We were there to keep those guys company. Otherwise they would feel lonely. You’re going to have an equations class with three people in it? No."


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I hadn't thought about Car Talk on NPR in decades until I just read an article on Jalopnik about the slow demise of the show. My grandparents listened to a lot of NPR and I always loved it when I would be staying with them for a month every summer and Car Talk would come on. Those guys were great.

In reading the article just now, I love this quote from Ray about his time at MIT studying engineering, "I would say about 10 percent of the people actually belonged there. They had the academic credentials, the acumen to be there. [Tom and I] were in the bottom part of the other 90 percent. We were there to keep those guys company. Otherwise they would feel lonely. You’re going to have an equations class with three people in it? No."



Car talk was a great show. They were real characters. I believe most of their catalog is available on podcast now.


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PostPosted: September 4 19, 4:55 pm 
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[expletive] cars

My wife was going to move my truck early this morning and said it won’t start...took a look and battery was completely dead. Jumped it with her car and took it to the auto store and swapped the battery.

While I’m there, she calls and tells be the tire pressure gauge warning light is on in her car...so I get home and see a nail in her tire. It’s in there good/pretty well sealed so hardly any air leaked out, but I topped it off and went to the tire store to get it fixed.

Get home and am getting out of her car when I hear loud air leaking and look down, and she’s got ANOTHER nail in yet ANOTHER tire...top it off and head to the tire shop again and am still here.


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[expletive] cars

My wife was going to move my truck early this morning and said it won’t start...took a look and battery was completely dead. Jumped it with her car and took it to the auto store and swapped the battery.

While I’m there, she calls and tells be the tire pressure gauge warning light is on in her car...so I get home and see a nail in her tire. It’s in there good/pretty well sealed so hardly any air leaked out, but I topped it off and went to the tire store to get it fixed.

Get home and am getting out of her car when I hear loud air leaking and look down, and she’s got ANOTHER nail in yet ANOTHER tire...top it off and head to the tire shop again and am still here.

You’ve gotta stop driving through the fastener section of the hardware store.


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We had a car stolen a few weeks ago. It was recovered after being wrecked and used in an armed robbery. Bullet holes in the c-pillar for good measure. Someone accidentally left a fob in the cupholder and it's been a massive pain in the ass even though insurance is covering everything.


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We had a car stolen a few weeks ago. It was recovered after being wrecked and used in an armed robbery. Bullet holes in the c-pillar for good measure. Someone accidentally left a fob in the cupholder and it's been a massive pain in the ass even though insurance is covering everything.


I'd try and get it fixed, but keep the bullet holes. I'd drive it everywhere and scare everybody.


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PostPosted: September 5 19, 4:10 pm 
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haltz wrote:
We had a car stolen a few weeks ago. It was recovered after being wrecked and used in an armed robbery. Bullet holes in the c-pillar for good measure. Someone accidentally left a fob in the cupholder and it's been a massive pain in the ass even though insurance is covering everything.


I'd try and get it fixed, but keep the bullet holes. I'd drive it everywhere and scare everybody.



This for sure.


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PostPosted: September 6 19, 8:56 am 
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A friend at work had her brand new (had it maybe two months) car shot up a few years ago when that pizza delivery was shot by the nut job who then tossed homemade explosives at police as they chased him around Missouri and Illinois. The guy who shot the driver lived across the street from her and one of his errant shots got her car. Thankfully it was the car and not through a window of her place. Her daughter was scared to stay with her for a few weeks after that.


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