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oh lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by eric strt6, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    Oh god my eyes, my eyes......

     

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  2. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Meh. I've seen bigger automotive abortions.
     
  3. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    Was this photo taken in OaklaMd?
     
  4. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Yet there is no time to screen resumes. :rofl:
     
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    bdamschen Turbo Monkey

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    Just because he has extra time doesn't mean he needs to spend it on dumb people.
     
  6. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Did you miss the first post??? :think:
     
  7. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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  8. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    It takes alot of money to make something look that ugly.
     
  9. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    :shakefist:


    :rofl:
     
  10. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    Kinda looks like a late 90s Impala, no?
     
  11. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Yeah, but I think it's just the wheels. They're exactly the sort of thing you'd see on a '90s Impala. Most Merc owners aren't that dumb. Or colorblind.
     
  12. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    yes....
     
  13. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    maddog17 Turbo Monkey

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    was that a Rock Racing team car or something?
     
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    KavuRider Turbo Monkey

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    Oh god, my boss literally "sings" that every often....

    That car is just as big a disaster.
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Needs to be a Cadillac.
     
  17. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    or an
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  18. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    You see this a lot around SF/Oakland. I would assume the same for any areas with concentrated black populations. Beyond the fact that the cars are ugly as all hell, it does so much damage to the drivetrain to have a setup like that. The added stress on the suspension, etc make those things die incredibly fast. Add to it that the cars are usually extremely high mileage, and you essentially have a throw away car in which the wheels are likely worth more than the car itself.
    It is quite a sad sight when you think about what percentage of that individuals gross income is spent on that car vs. things like healthy food and self-improvement. Then again, I would take BIG money that most of those individuals are, or live with, family members that support them with food stamps and the like and/or are drug dealers.