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Old 11-25-16, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
Eating sushi off of a naked woman's body...
That reminds of of the best line from "Rising Sun"(1993);
Harvey Keitel is a cop, and is peering through a window watching a Japanese suspect eating sushi off a naked model:
"Now they're plundering our natural resources!"

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Old 11-25-16, 04:46 PM
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18 year old voters crying over election results...
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Old 11-25-16, 07:22 PM
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I can't think of any. Let me google that: Trends you never saw coming

Oh wait...

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Old 11-25-16, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by rm -rf View Post
I can't think of any. Let me google that: Trends you never saw coming

Oh wait...
Woah...

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Old 11-26-16, 05:45 PM
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Bottled water.
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Old 11-27-16, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by elcraft View Post
Hey! They always told us that there would be flying cars-Still waiting!
Bill Maher had a hysterical quote a while back, something to the effect of "The movie Blade Runner takes place in 2017 ...which means we've only got two years before we get flying cars and robots who'll f*ck us."
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Old 11-27-16, 06:25 PM
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Bottled water that's more expensive than gasoline.
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Old 11-27-16, 06:46 PM
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And $23.00 a gallon canned gasoline for lawn mowers and chain saws because pump gas ruins small engine's fuel systems.
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Old 11-27-16, 09:45 PM
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Aerodynamic bicycle brake cables and index downtube shift levers. When I rode my Trek 500 out of the dealers my shift cable was a little out of adjustment so I took the index plates out of the then-new tech Shimano SIS levers and threw them in the ditch. I never did set back up index shifters on any of my rides yet.

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Old 11-27-16, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by CroMo Mike View Post
Bottled water that's more expensive than gasoline.

A full tank is still more than your monthly water and sewer bill in a small town tho'...
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Old 11-28-16, 02:48 AM
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Rap music, did not see that coming. And when it did I thought it wouldn't last.
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Old 11-28-16, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
Rap music, did not see that coming. And when it did I thought it wouldn't last.
Same here;
I expected it would come and go, just as disco did.
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Old 11-28-16, 12:16 PM
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Bikeforums took me by complete surprise.


Also didn't see the McRib sandwich coming.


And 13 y.o. girls who look like the 18 y.o. girls of my childhood days.
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Old 11-28-16, 12:30 PM
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Take, for example, real-time tracking of transit buses. Why on earth can't I go to the metro website on my phone and see exactly where my bus is?
nextbus.com for a lot of places on this end of the world.
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Old 11-28-16, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
I never imagined putting a camera in cellphones would turn people into narcissistic fools. It's bad enough that everyone posting to FB thinks that every photo must have their mug in the middle of it. I can still remember when people would return from vacation, then share photos of what they saw, and their faces were not obstructing every shot.
I posted a picture of a Yoda statue when I was on vacation in SF and everybody told me it didn't count unless I was in the picture with Yoda! I still never do that but I am suitably chastised.
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Old 11-28-16, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
Same here;
I expected it would come and go, just as disco did.


Disco is gone? Damn.
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When I was a kid I never imagined that I would be riding bikes as I approached 60 years old. In fact I would have never imagined anything that I have done 5 years before I did it!
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Old 11-28-16, 12:40 PM
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'Tiny homes,'

I guess I definitely hate tiny homes. A tiny home development would be like an apartment building blasted apart with the units intact and taking up more land. Stack'em back up into a tower like they're supposed to be, then nobody has to mow their lawn.
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Old 11-28-16, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
Same here;
I expected it would come and go, just as disco did.
Fascinating to read New York Times archives on rap

"They call it toasting in Jamaica and rapping in the United States. One or more vocalists rhythmically chant, rather than sing, lengthy, breathless sequences of homilies, seductive sweet nothings, social commentary and self-delectation over instrumental dance music that's heavy on the bass and the backbeat, and usually prerecorded. "
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Originally Posted by Johnny Mullet View Post
I never knew we would become a nation of wimps and cowards.
no kidding
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Old 11-30-16, 02:23 PM
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I taught at a state University until a couple of years ago, they wear pajamas to class now days.
to be fair, they were doing it 25 years ago...
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Black bikes...
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Old 11-30-16, 02:39 PM
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black bikes...
lol
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Old 11-30-16, 02:55 PM
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Everyone wearing a beard, even in the summer. crazy
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Old 11-30-16, 02:59 PM
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Everyone wearing a beard, even in the summer. crazy
In the same vein. The popularity of knit hats year round.
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