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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 What hideously out of date stuff do you still use?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 love my motor, me, even though she's the most ancient, unfashionable, creaky old charabanc you're ever likely to see and she's had no less than ten owners before me. At least I look after her; I'm pretty sure some of those previous guys had little or no idea about maintenance! I've even heard it said that she's the last working model of her type.

She generally gets me and my friends where I want to go (not always on time, but never mind). I tend to avoid major roads, as she tends to get strange looks and I don't want to make anyone crash -- though a few years ago when I was in a rush I had to take her along the M4. Bloody hell, that was one nightmare ride!

Every now and again I've had a go at trying to make her look a bit more fashionable but it's pretty futile, really -- playing pimp-my-ride on something that old is never really going to do much good. Once or twice I've wondered whether to trade her in for something newer and more reliable, but I just couldn't; there's too much of me in her, and some would say, too much of her in me.

I just wish that bloody chamaeleon circuit would fix itself.
(, Tue 9 Nov 2010, 15:34, 9 replies)
I'd get bored.
I have had my current car for 2 years, which for me is a record. I don't think I have ever kept a vehicle (car or bike) for more than a year before.

I'm only keeping this one because it's big and we have a new baby, and my Mrs won't let me change it.
(, Tue 9 Nov 2010, 15:50, closed)
I often wonder whether answers like the one above are intentional or they really have not got it!
(, Tue 9 Nov 2010, 16:00, closed)
I really
have not got it.

Are we talking about the USS Enterprise or something then?
(, Tue 9 Nov 2010, 16:42, closed)
The ten previous owners were technically the same person, if that's a help.
Not the same man exactly, but the same person. And all were portrayed by differing actors. And none were ginger.
(, Tue 9 Nov 2010, 17:30, closed)

I had to google chameleon circuit before I worked it out.
Am ashamed to admit I should've known that though.
(, Tue 9 Nov 2010, 21:39, closed)
OK, I got it now.
(, Wed 10 Nov 2010, 10:32, closed)
oh nice one
you had me going all the way to the end.
(, Tue 9 Nov 2010, 16:04, closed)
You forgot to mention the part about driving it with the brakes on too.

(, Tue 9 Nov 2010, 16:53, closed)
you could find out how to fix that chameleon circuit
but it would involve frying catherine tate's brain.
i'd call that a win-win.
(, Wed 10 Nov 2010, 0:02, closed)

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