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Music on vinyl records, mobile phones the size of house bricks and pornography printed on paper. What hideously out of date stuff do you still use?

Thanks to boozehound for the suggestion

(, Thu 4 Nov 2010, 12:44)
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I still have my original wife
Some of my friends have traded in theirs for flashier, more expensive models, but at the end of the day, I like what I have. Some of the newer ones come in a variety of colors, have higher suction, can be smaller, but I'm not sure if the advances are worth the cost.

Some are sold as new, and it's only later when one finds out a previous owner has made them undrivable. Plus, the new ones are DAMNED expensive and are prone to being stolen.

You can take a cheap car and put alloy rims, a new paint job, tinted windows and a nice sound system in it, but it still is a cheap car.

Compare that with, say, a 1967 Corvette Stingray. Sure, it's getting on in years, and there may be some cosmetic irregularities, it may not have all the new-fangled add ons, but the thrill you still get when you drive it just can't be beat, especially since you know its moves like the back of your hand.

The classics cannot be improved upon.

No, I will stick with what I have. I got her for a reason and to be honest, after the breaking-in period, I really like the comfort of the ride and am looking forward to a looonnnggg road trip.
(, Fri 5 Nov 2010, 16:10, 12 replies)
So you're comparing women to cars here?
Cars are objects.
So women are objects to you.
Your wife is a lucky woman.
(, Fri 5 Nov 2010, 16:14, closed)
Your syllogism is apt and airtight.

(, Fri 5 Nov 2010, 16:22, closed)
I have silly jism

(, Fri 5 Nov 2010, 16:26, closed)

Is that like silly string? I bet you're a real hit at kids' parties...
(, Fri 5 Nov 2010, 16:45, closed)
Hence the restraining order

(, Fri 5 Nov 2010, 16:47, closed)
I can't work it out...
...it's either romantic or misogynistic.

Still smile-inducing though :)
(, Fri 5 Nov 2010, 16:23, closed)
I'm still on my first
Have to say, the headlamps need adjusting and the tracking is a bit wonky though.
(, Fri 5 Nov 2010, 16:26, closed)
One of my favorite tasks is adjusting the headlights!

(, Fri 5 Nov 2010, 16:52, closed)
I clicked this
cos its well funny innit.
(, Fri 5 Nov 2010, 16:52, closed)

(, Fri 5 Nov 2010, 17:23, closed)
Hmmmm, Corvette Stingray eh?
Let's see : noisy, unpredictable, "big-boned", drinks like a fish, hard to handle (does the phrase "like a pig on a skateboard" mean anything?), expensive to maintain, attracts all the idiots when you leave it in town. And worst of all,here in the UK, they are simply vulgar.

FFS, tell her she's like a Ford Escort, reliable and utilitarian, great for doing the shopping, never going to get stolen, easy to service, even if it's not the most beautiful model. You know where you are with a Ford Escort.

Mind you, Stingray or Escort, she'll probably be in need of a re-bore if you thrape her too hard. And once the upholstery starts to deteriorate, there's not much you can do, it's a losing battle....
(, Fri 5 Nov 2010, 21:20, closed)

I thought this was really sweet. Clicky for making me smile.
(, Sat 6 Nov 2010, 5:44, closed)

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