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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #325 on: November 26, 2022, 03:24:28 PM »

Marin Avenue in Berkeley is claimed to be the steepest street in the San Francisco Bay Area, at 25% for several blocks.

https://john-s-allen.com/galleries/berkeley/slides/00Marin%20Ave.html

I've driven it both up and down as well as being a passenger when I was a kid.  Calls for care and good control of the clutch - partly because as it's not in the mountains there's also other traffic, pedestrians, and cross streets to keep in mind.  There have been a fair number of accidents there too.  (It can't really be that bad, can it?  Let's see.  CRASH.)
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #326 on: November 26, 2022, 07:05:29 PM »

24% descent grades are for pussies:

Of course I do LOL

But 24% isn't that bad. Some of my I-9/I-11/New Pennsylvania Turnpike plans would involve slightly steeper grades to maintain a straight line through the mountains.

That's why God made manual transmissions.

I’m tempted to find out what his thoughts on Waipio Valley Road are?  You’d definitely would need wheel lock for 40% plus.

There's also that street in LA. Don't know the gradient, but it's pretty steep. Gotta admit that 24% isn't that bad quote is one for the ages.

 Are you thinking of Baxter Street, or that dead end one?

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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #327 on: November 26, 2022, 10:51:10 PM »

24% descent grades are for pussies:

Of course I do LOL

But 24% isn't that bad. Some of my I-9/I-11/New Pennsylvania Turnpike plans would involve slightly steeper grades to maintain a straight line through the mountains.
Illinois can dream to have even a small fraction of that.  :-D
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« Reply #328 on: November 26, 2022, 10:51:41 PM »

Anyways, another MMM PA turnpike post
Well one benefit of being in a relationship is that the girl can help balance out the weight distribution in the car when taking on one of those sharp Pennsylvania Turnpike curves to the right.
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #329 on: November 27, 2022, 12:32:59 PM »

Anyways, another MMM PA turnpike post
Well one benefit of being in a relationship is that the girl can help balance out the weight distribution in the car when taking on one of those sharp Pennsylvania Turnpike curves to the right.
Has to be Carhorn’s alt.
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #330 on: November 27, 2022, 02:50:18 PM »

I get that MMM's posts are... MMM posts, but maybe we should try not to turn this thread completely into an extension of his Fictional thread.  ;-)
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #331 on: November 27, 2022, 02:51:28 PM »

I get that MMM's posts are... MMM posts, but maybe we should try not to turn this thread completely into an extension of his Fictional thread.  ;-)

The man does have some quotable nuggets.  Truly we have our next Carhorn type legend in the making.
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #332 on: November 27, 2022, 04:54:33 PM »

I get that MMM's posts are... MMM posts, but maybe we should try not to turn this thread completely into an extension of his Fictional thread.  ;-)
^This.
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #333 on: November 27, 2022, 05:50:39 PM »

I get that MMM's posts are... MMM posts, but maybe we should try not to turn this thread completely into an extension of his Fictional thread.  ;-)

The man does have some quotable nuggets.  Truly we have our next Carhorn type legend in the making.
And I see Carhorn posted for the first time in over a month today.
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #334 on: November 27, 2022, 05:56:07 PM »

I get that MMM's posts are... MMM posts, but maybe we should try not to turn this thread completely into an extension of his Fictional thread.  ;-)

The man does have some quotable nuggets.  Truly we have our next Carhorn type legend in the making.
And I see Carhorn posted for the first time in over a month today.

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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #335 on: December 01, 2022, 04:48:24 PM »

Here's a good one from my Avenue of the Breadsticks thread:
Breadsticks are planted in the median and harvested when ripe to be distributed to all the Olive Gardens along the route. Restoring the breadstick to its native prairie environment has been ongoing since the late 70s and it's hoped that soon the wild breadstick will once again be seen across the Midwest from Montana to the Appalachians.

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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #336 on: December 04, 2022, 01:44:49 PM »

I get that MMM's posts are... MMM posts, but maybe we should try not to turn this thread completely into an extension of his Fictional thread.  ;-)
^This.

It's not easy when you get gems like this
Fritzowl is right about these things.
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #337 on: December 06, 2022, 10:17:47 AM »

Another MDM gem:

Maybe I could be promoted to a moderator and help decide these things? I think I could be a very fair and impartial judge on which threads need locking or not?
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #338 on: December 06, 2022, 10:42:00 AM »

Another MDM gem:

Maybe I could be promoted to a moderator and help decide these things? I think I could be a very fair and impartial judge on which threads need locking or not?
My word.
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #339 on: December 06, 2022, 03:28:40 PM »

Another MDM gem:

Maybe I could be promoted to a moderator and help decide these things? I think I could be a very fair and impartial judge on which threads need locking or not?

(facepalm)

People who ASK to be a moderator just about never should be allowed to do so.
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #340 on: December 07, 2022, 02:33:02 PM »

Another MDM gem:

Maybe I could be promoted to a moderator and help decide these things? I think I could be a very fair and impartial judge on which threads need locking or not?

(facepalm)

People who ASK to be a moderator just about never should be allowed to do so.

So THAT's why I've never been picked?

Seriously, I've volunteered several times. I'd think my participation in the interest since the early days of MTR and my journalism/PR background would make me a logical candidate, but I know it's not going to happen because of the existing team's personal feelings about me and many of the prevailing opinions on free speech vs. my opinion on the subject.
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #341 on: December 07, 2022, 03:12:58 PM »

Another MDM gem:

Maybe I could be promoted to a moderator and help decide these things? I think I could be a very fair and impartial judge on which threads need locking or not?

(facepalm)

People who ASK to be a moderator just about never should be allowed to do so.

So THAT's why I've never been picked?

Seriously, I've volunteered several times. I'd think my participation in the interest since the early days of MTR and my journalism/PR background would make me a logical candidate, but I know it's not going to happen because of the existing team's personal feelings about me and many of the prevailing opinions on free speech vs. my opinion on the subject.
We have very different political views but I think that you would be a great pick for a moderator. I would support you in a bid to become a mod because I like when mods are a bit more hands off.
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #342 on: December 07, 2022, 05:37:24 PM »

... because of the existing team's personal feelings about me and many of the prevailing opinions on free speech ...

We have very different political views but I think that you would be a great pick for a moderator.

It isn't just politics, I think.  It's that he's very vocal about wanting zero content moderation on forums.
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« Reply #343 on: December 07, 2022, 06:22:43 PM »

... because of the existing team's personal feelings about me and many of the prevailing opinions on free speech ...

We have very different political views but I think that you would be a great pick for a moderator.

It isn't just politics, I think.  It's that he's very vocal about wanting zero content moderation on forums.

It has always sounded to me, based upon his personal opinions of the matter, that if H.B. had moderation rights, he would do the same amount of moderation that he does now.
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #344 on: December 07, 2022, 06:48:13 PM »

We have very different political views but I think that you would be a great pick for a moderator.

« Last Edit: December 07, 2022, 07:03:38 PM by LilianaUwU »
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« Reply #345 on: December 12, 2022, 04:36:39 AM »

I've never been a huge fan of living in suburban "Goddamn Rapids" to be honest and I was born and lived the first five years of my life two houses off "Goddamn River Ave" in downtown Howell. "Gd" can't go away fast enough, IMHO.
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« Reply #346 on: December 12, 2022, 01:47:36 PM »

I've never been a huge fan of living in suburban "Goddamn Rapids" to be honest and I was born and lived the first five years of my life two houses off "Goddamn River Ave" in downtown Howell. "Gd" can't go away fast enough, IMHO.
What the actual hell? I've never heard Grand Rapids referred to that way.
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« Reply #347 on: December 12, 2022, 02:02:25 PM »

I've never been a huge fan of living in suburban "Goddamn Rapids" to be honest and I was born and lived the first five years of my life two houses off "Goddamn River Ave" in downtown Howell. "Gd" can't go away fast enough, IMHO.
What the actual hell? I've never heard Grand Rapids referred to that way.
"Gd Rapids"?  I have.
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« Reply #348 on: December 12, 2022, 02:35:59 PM »

I've never been a huge fan of living in suburban "Goddamn Rapids" to be honest and I was born and lived the first five years of my life two houses off "Goddamn River Ave" in downtown Howell. "Gd" can't go away fast enough, IMHO.
What the actual hell? I've never heard Grand Rapids referred to that way.
"Gd Rapids"?  I have.
So have I. I was referring to what he was saying GD stands for. There is nothing wrong with using Gd for the word Grand.
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« Reply #349 on: December 12, 2022, 07:10:58 PM »

I've never been a huge fan of living in suburban "Goddamn Rapids" to be honest and I was born and lived the first five years of my life two houses off "Goddamn River Ave" in downtown Howell. "Gd" can't go away fast enough, IMHO.
What the actual hell? I've never heard Grand Rapids referred to that way.
"Gd Rapids"?  I have.
So have I. I was referring to what he was saying GD stands for. There is nothing wrong with using Gd for the word Grand.

I trimmed the quote for comedic effect, but earlier in the post he does say that his brain expands "Gd" to "Goddamn" rather than "Grand". (Which, I think is a fair misinterpretation. I tend to expand it to "Good" myself, but I've only spent a few days in Michigan.)
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