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RedFred
06-04-2013, 02:59:42
The Michelin Man. He takes tires out of his body and he throws them at cars. The wheels fly on to the cars which immediately have far better braking ability.

Is anyone else puzzled by this commercial? Why are cars travelling down the road with two tires missing? Is the point of the commercial that Michelin tires are only better if you have no tires? Does the Michelin Man have an infinite supply of tires? Does he need to eat rubber trees now and then? How much force and accuracy would you need to throw a tire at a wheel rim and have it install itself? Why are trees always falling in front of cars near the Michelin Man? Would it be less effort just to move the tree than to throw the tires on to the car? Do the people riding down the road in a car with two missing tires that have the tires thrown and installed on to their car have to pay for the tires?

Thanks for your help.

mr_B
06-04-2013, 05:10:37
no

zmama
06-04-2013, 13:42:18
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d8/Stay-puft-marshmallow-man.jpg/300px-Stay-puft-marshmallow-man.jpg

This guy is more fun.

Poison Arrow Frog
06-04-2013, 14:48:48
Maybe if he throws enough tires he eventually runs out and dies. It would be like the movie Space Balls where "Pizza the Hut" eventually eats himself to death.

MDA
06-04-2013, 16:27:32
How much force and accuracy would you need to throw a tire at a wheel rim and have it install itself?

This deserves Mythbusters' attention.

C.G.B. Spender
07-04-2013, 12:29:08
I thought this was about me

Dyl Ulenspiegel
07-04-2013, 12:32:26
It isn't?

zmama
07-04-2013, 14:12:48
Wow, a celebrity at CG! Never knew Spender was the Michelin man! Can I have your autograph?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
07-04-2013, 14:50:05
He could also be Beppe Grillo.

http://www.daserste.de/information/politik-weltgeschehen/weltspiegel/sendung/swr/2013/italien-beppe-grillo-100~_v-varm_4a8850.jpg

Funko
08-04-2013, 07:54:47
Would be better if the marshmallow man was throwing marshmallows onto car wheels.

Funko
08-04-2013, 07:55:07
What is better for braking tyres or marshmallows?

zmama
08-04-2013, 12:14:52
Marshmallows if the road is hot!

Funko
08-04-2013, 12:27:40
At what road temperature should you change from tyres to marshmallows?

zmama
08-04-2013, 12:36:22
35c I'd think

Funko
08-04-2013, 12:37:26
ok so I don't need to worry about it ever.

Funko
08-04-2013, 12:37:49
Does your skin start to blister and peel off your body at 35 little o c?

zmama
08-04-2013, 12:39:00
Nah, you just wish it would. So looking forward to this summer ...blah

MOBIUS
12-04-2013, 13:39:35
Apparently we're heading for a heatwave of 15oC in London!:bounce:

Only 13oC in the land of the sheep...:(

zmama
12-04-2013, 14:00:09
...it was 30c here yesterday! ....uuuugh

Funko
12-04-2013, 15:24:16
little o BIG C!

Funko
12-04-2013, 15:25:54
It wasn't 30c. That's over Warp 3!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
12-04-2013, 17:10:45
How much is that in busses?

C.G.B. Spender
13-04-2013, 06:42:46
About the size of the Saarland.

Germans are nazi engineers, so we even have a key! _

Very strange we have no swastika key ... it's a bit annoying to use unicode U+5350 a million times a day

zmama
13-04-2013, 13:19:44
but you don't have an @ key...not internet peoples those nazis!

C.G.B. Spender
16-04-2013, 07:51:21
but we do have an "ENDLS" key

Funko
16-04-2013, 07:58:13
I must keep bumping this thread so I can copy and paste the degree sign.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
16-04-2013, 09:08:58
Just make it your sig.

C.G.B. Spender
16-04-2013, 15:48:31
Or I could send you a key cap from an old keyboard

Funko
16-04-2013, 16:01:21
Oh yeah, that'd be great thanks. I'll replace the... hmm. Which key don't I use?

zmama
16-04-2013, 16:32:51
Could get rid of shift and just use CAPSLOCK?

MDA
16-04-2013, 16:39:08
ALL THE TIME/

Dyl Ulenspiegel
16-04-2013, 16:53:09
Oh yeah, that'd be great thanks. I'll replace the... hmm. Which key don't I use?


mr_B
16-04-2013, 21:01:58
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mr_B
16-04-2013, 21:02:40
Could get rid of shift and just use CAPSLOCK?

fok you!!
what aboot architecture dammit

Poison Arrow Frog
17-04-2013, 07:51:03
Oh yeah, that'd be great thanks. I'll replace the... hmm. Which key don't I use?

You have two shift keys so why not replace one of them?

Edit: I was Zmama'd. :(

Funko
17-04-2013, 08:15:46


Fck y!

mr_B
17-04-2013, 11:30:55
come come, be nice to the austria guy
imagine you were born there

Dyl Ulenspiegel
17-04-2013, 12:08:40
inderdeedje

bedankt, onderwaadenarchitectje

mr_B
17-04-2013, 13:29:20
hoch fnf

Funko
18-04-2013, 09:41:49
come come, be nice to the austria guy
imagine you were born there

Owja that does seem rude, I was just using my new letters.

mr_B
18-04-2013, 11:23:53
okay then it is allright

C.G.B. Spender
18-04-2013, 12:11:49
Never mind, he's only an austrian after all

mr_B
18-04-2013, 12:25:05
maar zij zijn toch ook Germanen?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
18-04-2013, 14:48:03
Now that's really mean. :(

zmama
18-04-2013, 15:20:51
Here, have a :beer: to cry in.