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HardtailHack

used an iron once
Jan 20, 2009
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I'm half-drunk at a company event, in a ranch. Almost killed a cat while doing half-drunk archery.
If it's outside it's probably snacking on native animals, line that sucker up!
However, if you are doing indoor archery you may be more than half drunk, leave the cat alone, it's a good indoor cat.
 

HardtailHack

used an iron once
Jan 20, 2009
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6,153
Apple currently have the most annoying ads on TV(In Australia).
The "Don't let me go" one looks like it might be an American ad, God it sucks!
 

slyfink

Turbo Monkey
Sep 16, 2008
9,575
5,354
Ottawa, Canada
I'm not sure if I'm just getting old, or if Pinkbike is just getting bad, but I haven't really seen an article on their front page I've been interested in reading for a few weeks now.
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
55,093
20,986
Sleazattle
I'm not sure if I'm just getting old, or if Pinkbike is just getting bad, but I haven't really seen an article on their front page I've been interested in reading for a few weeks now.
Wait, you guys used to be interested in reading Pinkbike articles?

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Fool

The Thing cannot be described
Sep 10, 2001
2,833
1,570
Brooklyn
So. Driving back from an eclipse-chasing adventure on Monday with a bunch of teenagers and another game dad -- one of those things you appreciate doing, as you know these kids are about to head off to college and forget you exist for a good while. We hit a rest stop on 81 South, just past all that horrible construction. There's a Camaro parked along the main entrance, across from where you'd normally park, out of which jump three not unattractive women, in not unrealving get-ups, looking like something straight out of a tiktok thirst meme. I am sitting in the open hatch of my 4runner, munching on a sourdough pretzel, waiting for my charges to return from using the bathroom. These sirens, who had what I thnk was Bey's new country record blasting, were dancing around waving at everyone, and at one point one of them blows me a kiss. I felt like Chevy Chase in the movie "Vacation," sitting there like some middle-aged schmuck, while Christie Brinkley dances around a few yards away in front of a Ferrari.
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
55,093
20,986
Sleazattle
Updating my resume and thinking of adding the line "Somehow some way, keep coming up with funky assed shit nearly every single day"

Or would that be better off in the cover letter?
 

Atomic Dog

doesn't have a custom title yet.
Oct 22, 2002
1,248
1,405
In the basement at Weekly World News
So, I bought a pair of those Hoka trail running shoes, mostly because I liked the vibram soles on them. Apparently I have joined a cult now? You can't walk 10 feet in these things without some asshole telling you how much they love Hoka shoes and how many pairs they own.
 

dump

Turbo Monkey
Oct 12, 2001
8,329
4,714
So, I bought a pair of those Hoka trail running shoes, mostly because I liked the vibram soles on them. Apparently I have joined a cult now? You can't walk 10 feet in these things without some asshole telling you how much they love Hoka shoes and how many pairs they own.
is this you?

 

slimshady

¡Mira, una ardilla!
So, I bought a pair of those Hoka trail running shoes, mostly because I liked the vibram soles on them. Apparently I have joined a cult now? You can't walk 10 feet in these things without some asshole telling you how much they love Hoka shoes and how many pairs they own.
Runners are a religion. Shoe models are like subcults. Garmin is their Tinder. Add an abusive trainer, and thanks $DEITY down here in Argentina getting guns isn't as easy as in the US.


I joke with my wife all the time because on Saturdays and Sundays she has to "workout" while I go have fun with the boys, sometimes on the same trails she's "working out".
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
55,093
20,986
Sleazattle
So, I bought a pair of those Hoka trail running shoes, mostly because I liked the vibram soles on them. Apparently I have joined a cult now? You can't walk 10 feet in these things without some asshole telling you how much they love Hoka shoes and how many pairs they own.

I have joint damage in my big toe. Hokas are the only way I can run or hike. However I wouldn't be caught dead in them when I wasn't running or hiking. They look dumb and walking in them feels like walking in deep sand.

The venn diagram of people who wear Hokas daily and people who consider walking to their car to drive to check their mail as exercise, is concentric circles.
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
55,093
20,986
Sleazattle
Man, I just wanted some shoes with good traction for hiking with my dogs through the sagebrush and now there are guys in black robes on the back porch and there's always a shady looking car parked out front.

I have a pinch flatted DHF MaxxGrip you can make some sandals out if.


 

Atomic Dog

doesn't have a custom title yet.
Oct 22, 2002
1,248
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In the basement at Weekly World News
I have a pinch flatted DHF MaxxGrip you can make some sandals out if.


Can you run Maxxis sandals with Stans? Lotta goatheads out here in Greater Idaho.
 

Adventurous

Starshine Bro
Mar 19, 2014
10,566
9,344
Crawlorado
Under no circumstances does putting on a logo-less baseball hat make you blend in or somehow less conspicuous. If anything, it does the opposite. I don't trust you plain hatted people.
 

6thElement

Schrodinger's Immigrant
Jul 29, 2008
16,467
13,825
Under no circumstances does putting on a logo-less baseball hat make you blend in or somehow less conspicuous. If anything, it does the opposite. I don't trust you plain hatted people.
:( It's hard to buy "branded" bb caps with a big melon.
 

Adventurous

Starshine Bro
Mar 19, 2014
10,566
9,344
Crawlorado
I love the dichotomy between the two sides of the prepper coin. On one side we have the people who want a self sufficient homestead to live peacefully with their gardens and animals. On the other side are the people stockpiling guns, ammo, and all other manner of tactical gear so they can slaughter anything in sight when "shit hits the fan".
 

HardtailHack

used an iron once
Jan 20, 2009
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6,153
So, I bought a pair of those Hoka trail running shoes, mostly because I liked the vibram soles on them. Apparently I have joined a cult now? You can't walk 10 feet in these things without some asshole telling you how much they love Hoka shoes and how many pairs they own.
I bought some Hoka Bondi somethings, they fucking suck!
Never in my life did I think a pair of shoes could make so much noise when walking, in less than six months the soles started cracking and the cushioning seems to be pretty shit as the center of the shoe is quite a lot softer than it is towards the edge.
Back to Adidas for me.
 

slimshady

¡Mira, una ardilla!
I love the dichotomy between the two sides of the prepper coin. On one side we have the people who want a self sufficient homestead to live peacefully with their gardens and animals. On the other side are the people stockpiling guns, ammo, and all other manner of tactical gear so they can slaughter anything in sight when "shit hits the fan".
There's also the implicit self-fulfilled prophecy: those stocking gear for the apocalypse are almost desperate to make it happen. They all envision a Mad Max style future, where they would be the ones on top of the food chain.

I'd recommend them giving Corey Doctorow's "Masque of the Red Death" a read.