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Old 03-30-2021, 12:18 PM
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What's the most ridiculous thing you have ever seen?

Basically what the title says... be it vehicles, people, animals, or houses, I want to hear just how stupid some things are.
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Old 03-30-2021, 03:12 PM
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An early 50's Chevy pick-up with 78 Camero front and rear bumpers hung off it, all in black primer. Not grafted or faired in, just hung on the truck.
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Old 03-30-2021, 06:59 PM
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Old 03-31-2021, 03:23 AM
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A couple of years ago whilst stuck in traffic on the way to work, I heard an incredibly loud scraping noise as a vehicle approached in the lane next to me.

As it drove past, it was a small van (Renault Kangoo, not sold in the US) with license plates from an Eastern European country (can't remember which one) happily driving along with only three wheels!

The front right wheel was totally missing, and being front heavy the van was sat on the hub/brake rotor, with the rear left wheel almost in the air.
He drove straight past me with sparks flying and happily continued through town!

I've seen pictures of this kind of thing on the internet, but never expected to see something like that with my own eyes!
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Old 03-31-2021, 10:45 AM
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An early 50's Chevy pick-up with 78 Camero front and rear bumpers hung off it, all in black primer. Not grafted or faired in, just hung on the truck.
Yeah, I would say that qualifies. No idea why ANYONE would want to ruin an old chevy like that, but let sleeping dogs lie, right?
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Old 03-31-2021, 10:46 AM
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HAHAHAAHAH! Yeah, lots of... recent events would definitely qualify for his.
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Old 03-31-2021, 10:47 AM
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A couple of years ago whilst stuck in traffic on the way to work, I heard an incredibly loud scraping noise as a vehicle approached in the lane next to me.

As it drove past, it was a small van (Renault Kangoo, not sold in the US) with license plates from an Eastern European country (can't remember which one) happily driving along with only three wheels!

The front right wheel was totally missing, and being front heavy the van was sat on the hub/brake rotor, with the rear left wheel almost in the air.
He drove straight past me with sparks flying and happily continued through town!

I've seen pictures of this kind of thing on the internet, but never expected to see something like that with my own eyes!
Awww, it wanted to be a Reliant Robin!
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Old 04-01-2021, 04:59 AM
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Awww, it wanted to be a Reliant Robin!

I'd probably rather the van with the missing wheel!
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This is near the top of my list






Although a couple weeks ago I saw a car driving down the road with the entire wraparound bumper cover jammed under the car and dragging. People were trying to flag it down but they just kept on driving.
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Old 04-01-2021, 12:09 PM
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Now that's a really custom Hawk.
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Old 04-01-2021, 08:08 PM
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people going the wrong way round in a traffic circle and cant figure out how to get out?

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Old 04-03-2021, 06:56 PM
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OK, I am not usually one to bag on peoples rides; To each, his own. But I have seen about 5 trucks like this in the last week and I do not get it. 12" lift to fit a stock height tire on a rim that is 8" wider than the tire tread.

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Old 04-03-2021, 09:03 PM
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Any taller tire, and you'd be replacing clutches every week with stock gearing.

Makes about as much sense as a 1/2" tall sidewall on a 24" rim.
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Old 04-04-2021, 11:52 AM
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Those trucks and cars remind me of the "slot cars" and Matchbox toys people had as kids.

P.S. if I offended anyone...oh well.
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Old 04-05-2021, 07:39 AM
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I like lifts that are higher then you and your girl friend can get into.. Was in Geneva FL waiting on a friend.. I think a 12" lift with extra large tyres ,Yoda I think..He gets outs about 150 skinny as heck,she gets outs about 250-300.. She goes in guessing this part here to pay for gas an snack time.. She waddles back out and the fun starts getting her back in.. Pushing lifting panting sweating, then finely some dude shows up with a ladder to get her in...
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Old 04-05-2021, 12:46 PM
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Being from the SF bay area I'll never get over seeing all those idiots that spend more money on 24" (or larger) wheels on thin sidewall tires and raised suspensions than their crappy 70s and 80s Ford-Fairmont-looking hoopties are worth.
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Old 04-06-2021, 12:31 PM
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Being from the SF bay area I'll never get over seeing all those idiots that spend more money on 24" (or larger) wheels on thin sidewall tires and raised suspensions than their crappy 70s and 80s Ford-Fairmont-looking hoopties are worth.
Yeah, I've never understood that either. The ride has to be awful, and it looks tacky as all get out.
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Old 04-07-2021, 09:31 AM
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Ill say it if no one else will. Going online to review the Non-Binary Gender descriptions! Each site has a Disclaimer at the top of the list stating [para-phrasing] "This list is not All-Conclusive, is always changing and a person has the Right to declare/express their gender as they Perceive it." The last time I looked the Male/Female genders were expanded to 47-ish non-binary, Infinitely expandable expressions that the general public needs to be familiar with or be prepared to Declare.
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Ill say it if no one else will. Going online to review the Non-Binary Gender descriptions! Each site has a Disclaimer at the top of the list stating [para-phrasing] "This list is not All-Conclusive, is always changing and a person has the Right to declare/express their gender as they Perceive it." The last time I looked the Male/Female genders were expanded to 47-ish non-binary, Infinitely expandable expressions that the general public needs to be familiar with or be prepared to Declare.

I went into a local crafts store for some waggy trim stuff and the person behind the counter that helped guide me to the area I needed had facial hair, but a higher than normal male-like voice and some chestical-gyno lumps, but I said "thanks dude". I later thought about it and then decided I didn't really care if I used the correct pronoun since the visuals were so confusing.

Here are some unintended consequences of using non-binary terms and recognizing non-biological gender identities I found interesting:

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/...passes-new-law
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It will not matter in 5 years since we will all be speaking the Chinese words for he, she, him, and her anyway.
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