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Funko
26-11-2010, 10:36:59
Two weekends ago on quiet Sunday morning I was sitting in my spot right at the front of the car dealership where I lived.

I was a bit sad because that morning the man from the dealership had come and changed the big price label I had in my windscreen. He thought I was suddenly worth quite a lot less than I had been the day before.

Then some people came. One mean looking couple were nosing around every car in the garage. They were having a look inside loads of other cars with the dealership owner and I didn't like them.

Whilst they were there another really nice looking couple arrived with a guy who looked like an off duty Father Christmas. They came straight up to me. Apparently they'd seen my picture online and had come specifically to see me. I was very excited. At first they thought they had found the wrong car because my price was so much less than what they'd seen on-line. Apparently they thought that my previous price was already quite cheap. That made me feel good. I was already hoping they'd buy me and take me home to live with them as part of a real family, but I tried not to get too excited.

But the man from the dealership brought the horrible looking couple over, they wanted to look me over, and they climbed inside and looked at my engine and played with my buttons. I was worried. I didn't want them to take me home.

Luckily the horrible couple didn't seem too interested, and went back to look at one of the horrible annoying red cars.

The nice couple then got to have a look around and said they'd like to take me out for a drive! I was very excited. I hadn't been for a drive for a while and it was boring at the dealership.

So Barry the salesman and the nice couple and off duty Father Christmas went for a nice drive down to Morissons to get some petrol and then all the way down to the big scary roundabout by M4 Junction 11 and back up past the Madjeski Stadium where I have heard the mighty Reading Football Club, one of the best teams in the world, play their football.

The nice couple thought I was good and went into the sales room with Barry the salesman, I hoped they were buying me. And they did!

Funko
26-11-2010, 10:45:55
The nice couple were due to pick me up a week ago on Wednesday evening. I was very excited. Barry got me ready and was taking me to put in half a tank of fuel and I started to feel a bit odd. My airbag warning indicator popped on. Oh no! This meant the nice couple couldn't collect me after all. I had to have a trip to the Ford Garage round the corner for a physical.

The nice couple couldn't pick me up until last Saturday.

I couldn't wait until Saturday. Barry picked me up from the Ford garage and the nice couple were already waiting for me! It was great to see them. I found out that they are called Funko and Tizzy.

We drove home, the traffic wasn't too bad, it was nice and early.

We got home and after a quick stop to pick up Tizzy's parents we went to a giant shopping complex called Tesco! It was very busy. So many other cars just parked all together whilst their owners went to play pushing around little metal cages on wheels and filling them with red white and blue bags.

Funko
26-11-2010, 10:50:41
The next day Funko and Tizzy's dad filled up my boot with hundreds and hundreds of empty bottles. I don't know where they all came from. Funko and Tizzy must have been collecting bottles for years. Or maybe everyone from the whole street gave them their bottles to take away.

We took the hundreds of bottles to a big container where they collect old bottles all sorted into different colours. It was called a bottle bank, but I couldn't see where the bank bit was. The bottle bank was near another big shop called Homebase and Funko and Tizzy's dad went in to buy some bulbs. Apparently there are two types of bulbs and Homebase sells them both, the ones they wanted were like the kind that go in my lights but bigger.

Funko
26-11-2010, 10:57:01
The rest of the week has been quite boring. I've been sitting on the street and it's been very, very cold. The nice couple haven't been out once to fire up my engine or put my heaters on. I was starting to worry that maybe they weren't as nice as I thought.

Then yesterday when it was dark I saw Funko come home from work. Tizzy hadn't got home yet which was strange, she normally got home first. After about half an hour Funko came out and got in me! He warmed me up and cleared my windows with my window heaters and we went off to collect Tizzy from her work.

She works in a strange place with loads of big buildings and huge empty roads with speed limits of 20 miles an hour. I was struggling to go so slowly, I just wanted to speed around and have fun. Funko got a bit lost but eventually we found Tizzy and she got in.

I thought we were going home but we weren't! We were going to another shopping place, this one belonging to Mr Morisson apparently. I liked it much more than the Tesco place, it was much quieter.

Funko and Tizzy went to play with the metal cages on wheels again and then, when they came out I found out Tizzy was going to drive me! We went round and round the car park a few times and then drove home.

When we got back the nice couple swapped over again so Funko could do the parking. I guess he really likes parking, or maybe he just needs the practice. He isn't very good yet.

I wonder where we'll go next.

JM^3
26-11-2010, 11:12:13
Go to Scotland!

Funko
26-11-2010, 11:24:56
We are over Christmas, but not driving.

Nills Lagerbaak
26-11-2010, 11:32:56
Hey, was that your contribution for the novel thing? Very....naiive :cute:

Funko
26-11-2010, 11:43:45
No, I just wrote it this morning. It's a continuing saga.

Cheshire Cat
26-11-2010, 12:15:13
whew!

you got me all braced for the inevitable sad ending!

:bash:

:funko:

Funko
26-11-2010, 12:18:03
I think that says more about you than the story! :lol:

Tizzy
26-11-2010, 12:40:44
Ooh, I wonder what the little green car will do next?!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
26-11-2010, 13:09:37
The little green car has no garage? :(

Funko
26-11-2010, 13:16:31
I know. :(

Greg W
26-11-2010, 14:38:26
It also needs to edit an AWFUL lot!

Fistandantilus
26-11-2010, 14:53:44
Entertaining story :beer:

Funko
26-11-2010, 14:54:19
It also needs to edit an AWFUL lot!

It turned it's text green when other people started posting in the thread.

Greg W
26-11-2010, 14:58:34
AND...

You were too lazy to create an alt for it! :eek: :(

Fistandantilus
26-11-2010, 15:02:12
He's responsible now, no more alts.

Greg W
26-11-2010, 15:10:33
:gasmaske_rolleyes:

Funko
26-11-2010, 15:17:37
No, I was too lazy.

Greg W
26-11-2010, 15:19:08
No, I was too lazy.QFT!*






*And X-Fear

alsieboo
26-11-2010, 15:40:15
Will you get him a present for Christmas? Every car likes to be loved...

Cheshire Cat
26-11-2010, 16:47:15
Him?

I always thought of cars as "hers"
(especially a green one)

Mine is named Peggy Sue

mr_B
26-11-2010, 16:54:59
waswas

Funko
26-11-2010, 17:09:27
It's definitely a him.

mr_B
26-11-2010, 17:20:49
no tits?

zmama
26-11-2010, 17:25:06
mooobs

alsieboo
26-11-2010, 18:36:19
My car is called Mary

DaShi
26-11-2010, 22:46:22
"The Story of the Little Green Car" may seem like a simple tale of self-discovery, but behind its innocuous title lies a steamy voyage into the depths of Reading's sex tourism industry. Never before has this critic been so moved by the plight of its protagonist as much as he was so disgusted by the graphic depictions of perversity. This is a book you won't be able to put down without thoroughly washing your hands afterward. Highly recommended for the holiday season.

MOBIUS
26-11-2010, 22:51:57
Hey, was that your contribution for the novel thing?

Totally what I was thinking! :lol:

DaShi
26-11-2010, 22:54:28
What? It's not?

Venom
27-11-2010, 03:22:55
Cars aren't cars man. They're freedom. FREEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!

zmama
27-11-2010, 09:15:37
Then they should be blue, not green!

Greg W
27-11-2010, 11:26:23
And certainly not "Kelp"...

mr_B
27-11-2010, 11:34:03
i feel sorry for the car

Tizzy
27-11-2010, 12:07:49
The little green car is called Yoshi

mr_B
27-11-2010, 12:54:02
pretty pretty gay

Dyl Ulenspiegel
27-11-2010, 18:21:26
At least more pretty than gay.

Funko
29-11-2010, 09:10:30
This weekend we went on a really long trip to a little place called Burghfield Common, it's in the middle of the countryside. It was nice driving somewhere on nice country roads where there

Tizzy was enjoying driving me so much that we took a nice little detour along the A33 dual carriageway and I could speed all the way up to 70 miles per hour. Which is about 112kph for all you European cars who might be reading this.

Greg W
29-11-2010, 09:25:07
The car should edit that one. Just to make it fit in. :cute:

mr_B
29-11-2010, 11:45:29
This weekend we went on a really long trip to a little place called Burghfield Common, it's in the middle of the countryside. It was nice driving somewhere on nice country roads where there

Tizzy was enjoying driving me so much that we took a nice little detour along the A33 dual carriageway and I could speed all the way up to 70 miles per hour. Which is about 112kph for all you European cars who might be reading this.

a deja koe?

Funko
29-11-2010, 11:46:14
jj

Drekkus
29-11-2010, 13:24:41
are there pictures of the car?

mr_B
29-11-2010, 13:41:26
No, the care is a bitje shy

Tizzy
29-11-2010, 14:11:21
http://www.tch.co.uk/images/cars/MF57VBV_1.jpg
Yoshi looks like this. This must be his cousin or something.

MOBIUS
29-11-2010, 14:52:52
Oh, teal coloured!

Now we can have a really long and convoluted conversation as to whether teal is a shade of green or blue... :D

Funko
29-11-2010, 15:19:57
Here is the actual car, outside our house.

Cheshire Cat
29-11-2010, 15:26:49
that's not at all like "kelp" in the other thread's palette
http://www.counterglow.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1022944&postcount=84


I'd have called this aquamarine blue.
Or aquamarine green
:D

HHHMMMMMM......

CG Teal
CG MediumTurquoise
CG DeepSkyBlue
CG PaleTurquoise
CG LightBlue

Tizzy
29-11-2010, 15:31:25
Definitely green

Lurker
29-11-2010, 15:41:08
Who put the dent in it?

Funko
29-11-2010, 15:44:04
that's not at all like "kelp" in the other thread's palette
http://www.counterglow.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1022944&postcount=84


Talk to Ford!

Cheshire Cat
29-11-2010, 15:48:09
The Story of the Compact MediumTurquoise Dented Car

Funko
29-11-2010, 15:48:53
The only dent is a future dent when I bash Lurker's head off it.

Lurker
29-11-2010, 15:50:12
Ah, so you want it to be like all the other cars then.

mr_B
29-11-2010, 16:12:17
Here is the actual car, outside our house.
:eek: MY EYES MY EYES!!!!

mr_B
29-11-2010, 16:14:11
ok now in english,

interesting colour

Funko
29-11-2010, 16:14:47
:lol:

Tizzy
29-11-2010, 16:29:33
:bash:

Lurker
29-11-2010, 16:32:17
:lol:

mr_B
29-11-2010, 17:08:23
what a strange reacting Tizzy

Cort Haus
29-11-2010, 18:12:45
Looks Turquoise to me.

Greg W
29-11-2010, 22:09:56
ok now in english,

interesting colour:lol:

Funko
30-11-2010, 09:00:41
I woke up this morning covered in a wet white blanket. Apparently it's called snow. I don't like it, it's cold and wet and horrible.

mr_B
30-11-2010, 09:16:50
didn't they covered you in a nice blanket before the snow?
If i was you i would remember this moment for payback time.
Maybe you can pay back when that horrible couple will take you out to Scottland.

Venom
01-12-2010, 20:17:46
Looks like a viagra pill on wheels.

mr_B
02-12-2010, 08:57:01
so it gives you a hard on hah

Drekkus
02-12-2010, 09:07:15
Here is the actual car, outside our house.

Is it a ford focus? The colour is interesting. But it will help you find it in any parking lot with great ease.

mr_B
02-12-2010, 11:00:09
yup interesting colour indeed

Squid Row
02-12-2010, 11:08:43
I woke up this morning covered in a wet white blanket. Apparently it's called snow. I don't like it, it's cold and wet and horrible.

Your evil owners should buy you a garage.

MDA
02-12-2010, 11:58:34
You should get a custom seafoam job ASAP.

Funko
02-12-2010, 12:26:17
Is it a ford focus? The colour is interesting. But it will help you find it in any parking lot with great ease.

Yes, yes, yes.

MDA
02-12-2010, 12:51:29
We had a mustard/vomit yellow Focus rental on our San Diego trip. was was

Drekkus
02-12-2010, 13:51:29
My previous car was a ford focus. Now I'm about to trade in my ford family van for a normal car again.

Funko
02-12-2010, 13:59:47
OMG What happened to your family?!!?! :(

Funko
02-12-2010, 14:00:18
We had a mustard/vomit yellow Focus rental on our San Diego trip. was was

Not a European one though I bet.

mr_B
02-12-2010, 14:04:34
:lol:

MDA
02-12-2010, 14:15:56
No, but I think it was a European color.

mr_B
02-12-2010, 14:21:40
interesting

Drekkus
02-12-2010, 15:56:27
OMG What happened to your family?!!?! :(The little ones are big enough now that i don't need the space for carriages, beds and other space devouring babystuff. Now I need built in dvd screens to keep them quiet.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
02-12-2010, 16:14:37
And the complete Bob Ross dvd collection.

MOBIUS
02-12-2010, 16:49:20
I think I have managed to drive something like 8 or 9 different cars this year. Even foreign ones where you have to sit on the other side of the car... :eek:

mr_B
02-12-2010, 17:26:21
And the complete Bob Ross dvd collection.

nono starwars or how pronounced little drekkus that again?

Cheshire Cat
03-12-2010, 12:19:09
I think I have managed to drive something like 8 or 9 different cars this year. Even foreign ones where you have to sit on the right side of the car... :eek:

EU-compliant statement

MOBIUS
03-12-2010, 16:16:32
:bounce:

Drekkus
06-12-2010, 00:16:47
nono starwars or how pronounced little drekkus that again?

Star Worst!!

But I guess that's only funny in dutch

Funko
06-12-2010, 08:56:25
:lol:

Dyl Ulenspiegel
06-12-2010, 12:49:31
Everything is funny in dutch.

Funko
06-12-2010, 12:55:52
This weekend we went for another drive to the supermarket. I am getting bored of the supermarket. It's the only place we ever seem to go. And they left me being cold all week. I think I've caught a cold. *achoo*

Maybe my new owners aren't as nice as I thought. And they have started calling me Yoshi. I've never had a name before. I don't know if cars should have names. What is it with humans and their need to be constantly anthropomorphising?

mr_B
06-12-2010, 13:59:16
Achieboo?

Lurker
06-12-2010, 14:06:28
Car must be confused. Owners call it one thing and it's got tattoos saying something else.

Funko
08-12-2010, 09:27:30
Wow, I have done more driving in the past two days than I have since I was bought!

Yesterday I took some drums round to Funko's brothers's house and then went all the way up to Calcot to yet another supermarket to do some Christmas shopping. They didn't buy very much.

Today I took Funko to work. That meant we got to go all the way to Henley! There's a really fun winding country road on the way that we could go quite fast on and a big four by four was trying to help us along by pushing me by my back bumper. So friendly!

mr_B
08-12-2010, 12:45:06
16

MDA
08-12-2010, 12:51:22
maths - funny in dutch

mr_B
08-12-2010, 13:54:08
lol

Funko
09-12-2010, 08:46:34
Today I took Funko to work again. It was quite exciting. Whilst we were stopped at some traffic lights I think a car crashed into one of the stationary cars behind us! Ouch. I couldn't see what happened. Then the lights went green (yay!).

When we got to work Funko parked me sitting opposite a Ferrari! Apparently the owner of the company that has the top floor of Funko's office has many fancy cars and brings a different one to work every day.

mr_B
09-12-2010, 08:58:16
What kinda accent does that Ferrari has, some fancy Italian/English one like in the Godfather: "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse" or like the Italian guy from Allo Allo, : what a mistakah to meejkah

Funko
09-12-2010, 09:10:21
Eya, you wanta some pasta?! Checka outa my reda trousersa

mr_B
09-12-2010, 09:18:14
:lol: that sounds laaik a fat Fiat

Funko
09-12-2010, 09:18:48
jj a Ferrari

mr_B
09-12-2010, 09:19:56
nn

Dyl Ulenspiegel
09-12-2010, 11:25:07
Now for the story of the Fast Red Car.

Funko
09-12-2010, 11:27:04
The guy upstairs really does have a lot of cars he brings in on rotation. I think Friday is normally the Porsche Panamera. Or it might be the Range Rover.

Funko
09-12-2010, 11:28:01
He also has a Lambourgini, an Audi, a Mini Cooper, another Range Rover like the first but a different colour...

Fistandantilus
09-12-2010, 11:50:52
Nothing compared to Yoshi

Funko
09-12-2010, 11:51:42
Exactly.

Venom
09-12-2010, 16:08:42
What kind of Audi?

Funko
09-12-2010, 16:24:43
A blue and yellow one

Venom
09-12-2010, 18:34:59
You'd better have a daughter. Your son has no chance of growing up to be a real man.

mr_B
09-12-2010, 23:54:49
:lol::lol::lol::lol:

mr_B
09-12-2010, 23:58:01
and that from the man who post "making pretzel dough in the mixer"

Funko
10-12-2010, 08:36:05
It's an S4

Fistandantilus
10-12-2010, 09:02:54
You had to ask the guy, didn't you.

Funko
10-12-2010, 09:24:48
I knew it was a ponced up A4, it's got custom paintwork and doesn't seem to have any badges on the front, but I'm guessing it's an S4.

Fistandantilus
10-12-2010, 12:50:40
that's so sad :(

Lurker
10-12-2010, 16:37:34
You'd better have a daughter. Your son has no chance of growing up to be a real man.

:lol:

Funko
19-01-2011, 08:40:42
On Sunday we went on the motorway. We went on the A329M and the M4 all the way from Reading to the other side of Reading!

ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
19-01-2011, 08:59:08
Fabulous adventure! :beer: Ok, no beer for the driver....

MOBIUS
19-01-2011, 10:27:08
Is that the first time you've driven it since December!!? :eek:;)

The main reason I got rid of mine was that I hardly used it...

Nav
19-01-2011, 14:37:41
Maybe Yoshi fancies a trip to London - will be a good excursion, though parking will be difficult near the Round Table. ;)

Funko
19-01-2011, 14:51:32
Is that the first time you've driven it since December!!? :eek:;)

The main reason I got rid of mine was that I hardly used it...

No, I go to and from work every day but it's not very exciting. And did a load of stuff when we moved out of our house... trips to the dump etc. and trips to the supermarket etc. haven't really been anywhere fun yet.

Don't worry, I'm not a complete planet raping bastard, I'm doing car sharing to and from work, although the person I give a lift to hasn't bought his car yet... :hmm:

Provost Harrison
19-01-2011, 15:14:16
That's OK, because the government are wallet-raping bastards ;)

Funko
19-01-2011, 15:21:14
Maybe Yoshi fancies a trip to London - will be a good excursion, though parking will be difficult near the Round Table. ;)

FUCK THAT! I'd have to not drink. Train to London is by far the easier option. It's like an hour door to door to The Round Table.

Funko
19-01-2011, 15:22:29
That's OK, because the government are wallet-raping bastards ;)

I've never paid any less for petrol, doesn't bother me.

I still think I should be taxed through the nose for the luxury of owning a car. :beer:

Dyl Ulenspiegel
19-01-2011, 19:39:26
And did a load of stuff when we moved out of our house...

You moved again?

Tizzy
19-01-2011, 20:40:41
Only temporarily, while there's some work going on in the house

Funko
20-01-2011, 08:28:23
We are having the house rewired so Jr won't get electrocuted to death.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
20-01-2011, 09:24:51
Good idea, but why do you need to rewire the whole house?

Funko
20-01-2011, 09:52:14
The baby will get to all areas of the house, so we have to update everything even though it will unfortunately also make it safer for us.

MOBIUS
20-01-2011, 10:36:04
'Access all Areas'

Greg W
20-01-2011, 10:39:00
I think that's code for making it so I don't electrocute myself when I come and visit. ;)

Tizzy
20-01-2011, 10:40:53
All areas except the wine cellar

MOBIUS
20-01-2011, 10:47:38
I think that's code for making it so I don't electrocute myself when I come and visit. ;)

It's always good to have a dummy run...

Greg W
20-01-2011, 12:15:26
I try not to run. Gets in the way of building a good beer gut.

Funko
21-01-2011, 08:23:46
Today we came to work, we picked up Funko's cowie on the way, like we always do. There was hardly any traffic.

It's nice driving the fast country windy road bit, especially now it's light and we can see where we are going.

ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

MOBIUS
21-01-2011, 10:24:04
I always find it funny that the national speed limit of twisty, windy, country lanes in this country is 60 mph... :D

Funko
21-01-2011, 11:26:53
It's 50 on the bit we go, except half of it is 30. Everyone drives at about 40 along the whole length, only slowing down to 25 for the speed camera.

There are some tight corners that advise max speed of 30/35. If you took them at 50 in a normal road car you'd definitely die.

MOBIUS
21-01-2011, 11:57:20
I guess even the 'country' in the south east is pretty crowded if they've bothered with speed signs.

Out in the wilderness where 'national speed limit applies', you are often faced with crazy bends over precipitous drops with the certain knowledge that anything faster than, say 10mph, is going to cause a nasty accident, safe in the knowledge that you're legally allowed to be travelling at 60mph... :D

Funko
21-01-2011, 13:16:55
Most other country roads don't. This one is special. (several accident blackspot)

Funko
21-01-2011, 13:27:53
It also goes past 2 schools and through a village. Hence the 30 bit.

Funko
26-01-2011, 08:35:25
Today we completed 500 miles. Woo!

We would have done it sooner if stupid Funko and Tizzy didn't still seem to walk most places.

zmama
26-01-2011, 09:23:26
smrt Tizzy and Funko!

MOBIUS
26-01-2011, 11:55:12
500 miles in two months!? :eek:

Funko
26-01-2011, 12:05:02
Well more like a month, I didn't use it when the snow was here, or for the 2 weeks over Christmas.

MOBIUS
26-01-2011, 12:20:47
You still owned it though, for insurance, tax, depreciation purposes etc... ;)

Funko
26-01-2011, 12:21:17
Yep.

I can't work out if you thought it was a lot or not much. :p

Funko
26-01-2011, 12:22:25
So far Henley-on-Thames is the furthest we've been from Reading. Which is my daily commute.

Cheshire Cat
26-01-2011, 17:45:08
Yep.

I can't work out if you thought it was a lot or not much. :p

500mi in 2 months makes for 3000mi/yr

on specialized car magazines, when they evaluate the prices of used cars, they usually take as reference an average mileage of 10k mi/yr (afaik)

So I figure that qualifies as rather low = i.e. you'll be able to resell Yoshi at a higer value than average
:)

...barring of course any... :nervous:

MOBIUS
26-01-2011, 21:32:30
Yep.

I can't work out if you thought it was a lot or not much. :p

Low, low, low. But the distance is depressed obviously from the bad weather... ;)

I owned a car for a bit in London, but when it went below 2,000 miles in a year - including trips to Calais AND Cornwall - it was time to call it a day.

Same here in Cardiff, in a way. First few years of living here I was all over the place exploring my new backyard, but was still only averaging about 7,000 miles a year (I didn't drive to work when I only needed to walk). The last year, we were really struggling to use it, so got rid of it.

Funko
27-01-2011, 08:19:47
I knew you meant low. I was joking about myself. :D

510 now! :eek:

Commute is 20 miles a day * 250 = 5000

+ whatever trips we take in a year = ?

Funko
27-01-2011, 08:23:20
Although if the other guy I car share with gets a car that'll halve the work commute. :beer:

I don't think you have to do a lot of miles just because you have a car. Even if it does reduce the total cost per mile.

Cheshire Cat
27-01-2011, 08:42:07
you could buy some Miles Davis CD to listen in the car

mr_B
27-01-2011, 09:00:51
i want a zamboni

Cheshire Cat
27-01-2011, 09:12:52
a Littel Green Zamboni

MOBIUS
27-01-2011, 11:18:00
Although if the other guy I car share with gets a car that'll halve the work commute. :beer:

I don't think you have to do a lot of miles just because you have a car. Even if it does reduce the total cost per mile.

Except that he now has no reason to buy one - especially if he doesn't share the costs. ;)

Totally true, the convenience factor is awesome for any impromptu trips, not to mention if you're using it for commuting. There's been a number of times I wished I still owned one, so I could use it on a whim, however the money saved not running one far outweighs these odd whims...

Saying that, we've just hired a car over this weekend for 3 days. :cute:

mr_B
27-01-2011, 11:34:35
Except that he now has no reason to buy one - especially if he doesn't share the costs. ;)

and he can drinky drinky
guy must be a fewl if he buys a car

Funko
27-01-2011, 12:01:03
We mainly got one for when we have the baby.

Venom
27-01-2011, 12:58:15
When you europeans say "hire a car" it always makes me think you going to be chauffeured around.

This post comes from the "What does Venom think about everyday things" catalog.

MOBIUS
27-01-2011, 13:18:08
We mainly got one for when we have the baby.

I can imagine it will be indispensible for then.

Funko
27-01-2011, 13:20:06
When you europeans say "hire a car" it always makes me think you going to be chauffeured around.

This post comes from the "What does Venom think about everyday things" catalog.

It's fair enough, we all have a personal Polish chauffeur these days.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
27-01-2011, 13:21:47
You have no idea how many Moldavians are around claiming to be from Poland.

Funko
27-01-2011, 13:23:51
Is there a difference?

It's all continental Europe.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
27-01-2011, 13:25:05
Moldavia is not. It's somewhere else.

MOBIUS
27-01-2011, 13:29:50
Incontinental Europe?

Cheshire Cat
27-01-2011, 15:05:21
We mainly got one for when we have the baby.

why didn't you get a baby car then?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
27-01-2011, 16:55:48
He didn't?

Funko
28-03-2011, 11:07:37
We've done 1000 miles now btw.

Car pooling FTW.

MOBIUS
28-03-2011, 11:49:44
I thought the point of owning a car was to use it as much as possible - not the opposite way around... ;)

Funko
28-03-2011, 12:10:51
No point using it just for the sake of it.

We haven't actually really left Reading since we've owned it. What with sorting the house out and pregnancy. Exceptions being flying to Scotland and a visits to central london, when the train rules anyway.

95% of trips have been to work, shops to buy stuff too big to carry by hand, or the tip. :lol:

We are going to visit one of Tizzy's friends in North London a week Saturday, so that'll be the longest trip we've done. :D

Fistandantilus
28-03-2011, 15:03:17
I bet Yoshi is excited about it.

mr_B
28-03-2011, 16:09:48
Is there a difference?

It's all continental Europe.

:lol:

zmama
28-03-2011, 16:59:38
I have a friend from Belarus working in Reading, I doubt he wants to be your chauffeur though :D

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
29-03-2011, 02:22:13
We've done 1000 miles now btw.

Car pooling FTW.

I do that in 3 weeks :(

Tizzy
29-03-2011, 06:46:38
I have a friend from Belarus working in Reading, I doubt he wants to be your chauffeur though :D
That's ok, I've got a chauffeur :D

Funko
29-03-2011, 07:18:47
I do that in 3 weeks :(

:lol:

Cheshire Cat
29-03-2011, 12:13:32
That's ok, I've got a chauffeur :D

you mean, someone to keep you warm, or someone who does your hair?????

Dyl Ulenspiegel
29-03-2011, 12:15:22
Someone who runs your steam engine.

Cheshire Cat
29-03-2011, 12:16:38
oooohh, kinky!

MOBIUS
29-03-2011, 12:18:52
Steamy!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
29-03-2011, 12:48:30
enginely!

MDA
29-03-2011, 13:28:16
woo woo!

zmama
29-03-2011, 14:12:12
The little green car that could!

MDA
29-03-2011, 16:39:32
I think I Cannes, I think I Cannes!

zmama
29-03-2011, 17:57:55
GROAN!

MDA
29-03-2011, 18:08:47
is that the transmission?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
29-03-2011, 18:47:05
Manual gearbox

Cheshire Cat
30-03-2011, 09:41:54
didn't he read the fucking gearbox manual?

MOBIUS
30-03-2011, 11:35:25
If it was a Spanish car, would it have a Manuel gearbox? :clueless:

Dyl Ulenspiegel
30-03-2011, 11:35:38
kinky

Fistandantilus
30-03-2011, 11:56:23
If it was a Spanish car, would it have a Manuel gearbox? :clueless:

These puns are killing me.

Cheshire Cat
30-03-2011, 12:07:00
LOL,

IIRC there was once a BMW ad for their new sequential gear shift, with a tagline kinda:

The Joy of a Stick [ :nudge::nudge::nudge: ]
without the Drag of a Clutch

Cheshire Cat
30-03-2011, 12:14:32
THREAD REVAMPING

something literary:

Funko, with a car named Yoshi, don't you think to Banana Yoshimoto (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_Yoshimoto) when you drive it?

Funko
30-03-2011, 13:02:06
No.

Cheshire Cat
30-03-2011, 13:17:26
I expected such an answer

Will you now that I told you?

Funko
30-03-2011, 13:19:18
No. I've already forgotten who it was you mentioned.

Cheshire Cat
30-03-2011, 14:31:09
someone whose name begins with the name of your car

you should tell it, or else when it'll grow up it will turn against you

Funko
30-03-2011, 14:34:27
I should tell what what?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
30-03-2011, 14:55:07
wac wac

zmama
30-03-2011, 16:36:21
Waka waka!

5re_Q9VpRw4

Cheshire Cat
30-03-2011, 16:37:52
I should tell what what?

"what what"?
well, that would be funny, especially if pick the right circumstances

anyway, how do you refer to a car?
it?
him?
her?

not telling your car where you took her name from, it's like not telling your daughter that you're not her real father

;)

Funko
30-03-2011, 17:36:26
Tizzy named the car after Yoshi, because it's green.

http://media.strategywiki.org/images/archive/d/d9/20091108072334!SSBB_Yoshi_screenshot.jpg

mr_B
30-03-2011, 19:51:40
gay gay gay

mr_B
30-03-2011, 19:52:26
I should tell what what?

up the butt

Funko
06-04-2011, 08:14:59
Yesterday I filled up the car for the 6th time. And noticed that the 6 months tax I got with the car runs out at the end of the month.

mr_B
06-04-2011, 08:56:36
so 6 is the number

Lurker
06-04-2011, 19:16:19
what number?

zmama
06-04-2011, 19:35:41
THE number

Funko
09-04-2011, 12:34:04
Drove to London and back this morning. Added nearly 10% to our mileage!

mr_B
09-04-2011, 17:15:22
waswas

Oerdin
10-04-2011, 00:03:54
It's hard to believe you two drive so little.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
10-04-2011, 17:13:59
So you'll get a few thousend miles per year? I think we have about 6000 km/year.

Funko
11-04-2011, 07:28:03
Dyl, I think we'll end up doing about 6000-8000km by the end of the year.

It's hard to believe you two drive so little.

It's a massive increase! Last 6 years we did 0 miles.

We haven't had a car for our entire adult lives... still getting used to the idea that we can use it to do stuff. Doesn't normally occur to us.

Ann's been pregnant since we got the car, and mostly completely exhausted. The idea of leaving the house to do anything we don't really have to seems ridiculous!

We live a short walk from the town centre. It's normally easier to walk into town than drive. But even if we are picking something big up and drive it's less than half a mile anyway.

I car pool to work so only drive half the days, and work's less than 10miles away.

So once you take all that into account it's completely easy to believe.

Greg W
11-04-2011, 07:43:15
I've had my car for 2 months shy of 6 years and have only done 85,000 kms. Which is considered absolutely nothing in my country.

Funko
11-04-2011, 07:49:25
It's 1000km to the shops.

mr_B
11-04-2011, 07:58:52
and 1000km back to home also

Funko
11-04-2011, 08:00:52
What a co-incidence!

mr_B
11-04-2011, 08:09:56
inderdeed inderdeed

Greg W
11-04-2011, 12:38:31
and 1000km back to home alsoAnd uphill both ways...

zmama
11-04-2011, 13:07:06
in a blinding snowstorm!

Funko
11-04-2011, 13:32:17
:lol:

Snow in Australia.

MDA
11-04-2011, 13:35:25
in a blinding ozone hole!

zmama
11-04-2011, 19:49:39
Drove to London and back this morning. Added nearly 10% to our mileage!


But we want to know, how was the grass, the weather, the beer? ! Did Yoshi like London?

Greg W
12-04-2011, 02:13:39
:lol:

Snow in Australia.[OGP]It snows in Australia every year. We even have Ski resorts.

Funko
12-04-2011, 07:30:19
But we want to know, how was the grass, the weather, the beer? ! Did Yoshi like London?

No grass on the M4 or the North Circular, the weather was beautiful and sunny. London was ok apart from the traffic. And as I was driving and Ann's both pregnant and hates beer, there was no beer until I got home.

At which point it was Caledonian 80 (http://www.caledonian-brewery.co.uk/home.php) and Crop Circle (http://www.hopback.co.uk/) outside in the sun at the pubs of Reading.

Funko
12-04-2011, 07:31:46
[OGP]It snows in Australia every year. We even have Ski resorts.

Mountains don't count, them's the rules. I have seen adult Australian girls literally squealing with excitement when it snows here because they have never seen snow.

Fistandantilus
12-04-2011, 07:55:56
Squealing with excitement just cause it snowed?
Are you sure she didn't see the "laz building snowman with huge cock" experiment by any chance?

Funko
12-04-2011, 08:04:29
Just because there were snowflakes falling out of the sky. And not just "she" several members of the bar staff at an Australian pub.

mr_B
12-04-2011, 08:29:53
Are you sure they didn't see the "laz building snowman with huge cock" experiment by any chance?

Funko
12-04-2011, 08:30:32
There was a small Dutch man walking past with his cock hanging out at the same time...

Greg W
12-04-2011, 09:12:19
And the ones squealing were married!Mountains don't count, them's the rules. I have seen adult Australian girls literally squealing with excitement when it snows here because they have never seen snow.Often snows in places where there aren't any mountains too. FACT!

And considering the country is the size of the USA and there's about a half dozen places that get snow, all to the south, it's no wonder that most people here have never seen it.

http://www.bom.gov.au/lam/climate/levelthree/c20thc/events/tasnow1.jpgA snow-bound Hobart and Mt Wellington,following the heavy snowfall of 25 July 1986. Snow in the Hobart area was 8cm deep at 9am (photo courtesy of The Mercury)And Hobart is at Sea Level! :p

Funko
12-04-2011, 09:14:12
So it is not unreasonable to laugh at the idea of snow in Australia. QED

Greg W
12-04-2011, 09:18:26
:lol:

Snow in Australia.As I just proved, it does snow in Australia, even at Sea Level. QED FTW!

Funko
12-04-2011, 09:28:40
In 1986. Bar staff can work in a bar at age 18. So they could have been born as late as 1993!

Funko
12-04-2011, 09:28:49
Although this was a few years ago.

Fistandantilus
12-04-2011, 09:45:26
Last time it snowed was 1986? How sad is that.

Funko
12-04-2011, 09:50:25
How sad is it that next year people born in the year I went to university will be going themselves.

mr_B
12-04-2011, 10:07:48
wass wass

Tizzy
12-04-2011, 10:42:55
How sad is it that next year people born in the year I went to university will be going themselves.

:mr_b:

zmama
12-04-2011, 13:47:17
But did Yoshi like London!?

Greg W
12-04-2011, 14:21:54
Last time it snowed was 1986? How sad is that.Own Fucking Goal. That was an example, not the only, nor the last time. :p

Lurker
12-04-2011, 15:09:16
Sure it was.

Funko
12-04-2011, 15:58:15
You googled for hours and that's the only evidence you could find of show in Australia. - FACT!

Lurker
12-04-2011, 16:00:21
I wish that typo were funnier than it is, but unfortunately it's not.

Funko
12-04-2011, 16:00:44
Snut up.

mr_B
12-04-2011, 21:56:11
:lol:

Greg W
13-04-2011, 00:46:38
You googled for hours and that's the only evidence you could find of snow in Australia. - NONFACT!Fixed!

I googled for all of about 5 seconds. There were multiple times mentioned, and that was a single example. Of snowfall at SEA LEVEL! As previously mentioned, snow at altitude occurs every tear.

Aussie right, Funko wrong... FACT! :beer:

Funko
13-04-2011, 08:22:04
You still haven't found any other examples, a day later!

Fistandantilus
13-04-2011, 08:24:39
The sheer excitement he displays for snow AT SEA LEVEL is telling.

Funko
13-04-2011, 08:56:02
Yeah, as if that doesn't happen everywhere every year.

Cheshire Cat
13-04-2011, 09:23:38
the final frame of the "Sunshine" movie shows Sydney in snow

Funko
13-04-2011, 09:39:10
YEAH! to emphasise how cold the Earth has got, they show snow in Australia.