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If I had a million dollars...

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Katia, May 4, 2014.

  1. Charlatan

    Charlatan sous les pavés, la plage

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    Temasek
    And who is Gopher?
     
  2. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member

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    Toronto
    I guess I'll have to be the purser.
     
  3. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

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    Baltimore/DC
    Ooo, we could have the TFP on a Supercomputer server & database...with a full-time professional staff.
    Our admins would get some much needed rest...and simply set policy. "Make It So..."
    Full time devs to make all the bells & whistles...and tweaks, just so.

    Not that they're not excellent now...but I also know they have other lives.
     
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  4. Street Pattern

    Street Pattern Very Tilted

    I'd repair the body damage (below the front bumper) on my PT Cruiser.
     
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  5. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

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    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  6. the_jazz

    the_jazz Accused old lady puncher

    C'mon, Ralphie. You can at least find a truck full of better beer than that. But I like the way you think.
     
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  7. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

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    remember im a redneck
     
  8. the_jazz

    the_jazz Accused old lady puncher

    I know that. Which is why you missed the most obvious redneck-truck-full-of-beer thing EVER:



    Coors, son, Coors!*

    Now you're going to have to excuse me while I go throw some groceries down my neck.

    *circa 1980 when you couldn't get Coors east of the Mississippi and there was no such thing as Coors Lite.
     
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  9. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

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    YOU ARE CORRECT, . :)
     
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  10. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

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    In 1980 I don't think it would've been possible for Ralphie to enjoy a beer, or even think about beer, or anything.

    I remember guys in Houston taking advance orders when they went on a "Coors run." The absurdity is apparant in retrospect. I also remember Urban Cowboy making Lone Star beer (liquid garbage) very popular.
     
  11. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

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    In my more absurdist moments...

    I've dreamt of a Batcave
    Or taking over the Playboy company and mansion...and continuing the parties that have become iconic.
     
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  12. CinnamonGirl

    CinnamonGirl The Cheat is GROUNDED!

    Regardless of the title (which I assumed was a reference to the Barenaked Ladies song), the OP stated--

    So I was answering as if I somehow stumbled onto say, $30-80 million.

    Some other things I would do:

    • buy front row tickets to all the concerts I want to go to this summer & fall
    • get a condo or an apartment somewhere on the West coast
    • hire a personal trainer to kick my ass when I get lazy​
     
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  13. DamnitAll

    DamnitAll Wait... what?

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    Central MD
    Yes, this. And mine would be Jillian Michaels. I want her to scream at me.
     
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  14. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

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    she scares me
     
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  15. Plan9 FORMAT C:

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    No--no, you wouldn't. You would buy a new car. And I would set your PT Cruiser on fire.

    Nobody on TFP is allowed to drive a baby Hearse. Not on my watch.
     
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  16. Street Pattern

    Street Pattern Very Tilted

    The PT Cruiser looks like a hearse, specifically because it affords ample headroom for abnormally tall guys like me.

    The length of my torso is well outside the normal range, so I find most cars pretty uncomfortable.

    I'm not going back to having my head jammed up against the ceiling, or having to drive while leaning way back.

    This PT is the first car I have ever liked.

    Since they don't make them any more, I'm probably going to have to keep this one patched together indefinitely.
     
  17. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member

    What does @grumpyolddude drive? He's an exceptionally tall man. There have to be alternatives.
     
  18. Street Pattern

    Street Pattern Very Tilted

    All tall guys are not alike. For example, someone my height, but with exceptionally long legs, would have different problems than I do.

    Plus, notwithstanding the premise of the thread, I don't actually have a million dollars. And keeping a car running is almost always cheaper than buying a new one.
     
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  19. Plan9 FORMAT C:

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    Uh, what? No. There is a huge diminishing return once a vehicle reaches like, say, 8 years in, dude. If you have any major repair bills, it is cheaper to ditch your dying horse for a better used model than it is to crutch it up and carry on.

    Replacing the transmission on your 185k+ 2003 Cavalier is not a solid investment. Getting a 2005 Civic with 100k on it is a much better idea.

    Cars are disposable, like cellphones. You run 'em until they hit a critical failure point and then get another one.
     
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  20. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member

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    I'm having a hard time believing there are actually any 2003 Cavaliers on the road.
     
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