Posts Tagged ‘old’

When You Put Your Obsolete TV Out on the Sidewalk, You Shouldn’t Tell People that it’s FREE!!! – Or IT WORKS!!!!!

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

The reason is that your old analog CRT TV now has a negative value.

Yes, I know you paid “good money” for it, but that was then and this is now.

These days it’s worth less than zero.

That’s why you put it out on the sidewalks of the Western Addition PJ’s, right?

So if you want to tell tout le monde that your obsolete device still functions, don’t use any exclamation points.

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That is all.

Oh, and where’s the remote?

Just Stroken: The Wolfman is Everywhere

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

See?

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Respect!

 

Ford Falcon, Johnson Salinger, 739 LDS

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Your vintage car is worth even more when it has vintage bumper stickers, right?

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Ron Paul for President Booster Drives Plymouth Valiant Unironically

Friday, November 30th, 2012

2016 is just four years away:

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Here It Is, San Francisco’s Oldest Streetcar: # 578-S – The Ginger Car, from 1895 – Happy 100th Anniversary, MUNI

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

A rare sighting of MUNI streetcar #578S

Bonus: A ginger photographer as well:

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Is MUNI getting ready for its 100th Anniversary celebrations?

When Stan and Kyle are leaving the Foley family’s house, Mr. Foley tells them to marry an Asian woman to avoid having ginger children, saying “I know a guy who’s marrying a Japanese woman very soon for just that reason.” 

Costco Mexican Soda Evolution – First Came Coke, Then Came Pepsi, But Now Here Comes El Medio Litro, The King

Friday, October 26th, 2012

First came Coke, all the way from Mexico, all the way back in aught-six. (You see, they use  sugar as the sweetener south of the border, you know, instead of corn syrup.)

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Then came the 12 oz. Coke in a Coke Bottle purveyors, like this lovely Hayes Valley Taco Model from the Gap:

And then came the Mexican Pepsi at the Costco:

But now comes the King of Them All, El Medio Litro, the half-litre of Mexican Coke in a bottle:

I only saw one case at Costco #144 in SoMA, just recently.

I don’t know what they go for, probably something betwixt $18-24 for 24.

Who knows what Mexican-made beverage Costco will offer next…

The Mystery Machine – Living Rent-Free on the Streets of San Francisco

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Living in your van is even cheaper than using AirBNB:

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OMG, They Made a Movie About the AC Transit Bus Fight – On Netflix Now – Entitled “Bad Ass” – $$ for Epic Beard Man?

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

This incident in the East Bay a few years back…

…has been made into a movie called Bad Ass:

Which I guess is old news.

But the new news is that you can watch this flick for free now via the NetFlix.

It’s just released. See?

“This movie is: Exciting”

(But, sorry streamer-only NetFlix people, right now you can only have them mail you the DVD or the Blu-Ray – you can’t just stream this to your device.)

And no, I don’t think Vietnam Tom Bruso, or anyone else on the bus that day…

…will get a dime out of Bad Ass.

That’s Tinseltown for you…

Can Your Aging Mercedes Leave a Trail of Blue Smoke a Hundred Yards Long? Well, THIS One Can!

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

[UPDATE: This might be a gasoline-powered 230S, if that’s even possible. My bad. If anybody in town has an unusual euro-only Mercedes, it’s this guy. It might even have a manual transmission.]

Old Mercedes diesels* might be really slow, and they might emit more particulates than a fleet of new cars, and they might get converted to run on french fry grease, but…

The most cartoonish cloud of smoke coming from a car exhaust I’ve ever seen:

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…they will never die. 

And here’s the thing – old diesels are exempt from California’s annual smog check program.

That’s a giant loophole big enough that you could drive a big old honking Mercedes Benz diesel through.

Hurray!

I’ve only been a Benz owner for less than a year now. However, I’m beginning to think that stamping out smoke on these 616s is like trying to rid your yard comletely of dandelions – it’s a fool’s errand.

I’ve had my IP rebuilt, rolled in a new timing chain, and had the valve seals replaced all within the last 6 months. Injectors are also new and the valves were adjusted when the seals were replaced. Fuel filters and fuel lines are also new and all fluids are fresh. The only differences between mine and yours are that I have lower compression and I use perhaps a 1/2 quart of oil in 2,000 miles.

Despite this, I still have some smoke. There’s a hint of whitish smoke on cold idle at start up and a bit of black smoke when I get on the throttle or climb steep hills.

I have another set of injectors that I had rebuilt and will install them in due course. I’ll also rebuild the vacuum pump as a preventative measure. But after that, this game of “whack a mole” has to end.

There is one good thing to come from all this work, however. My engine sounds silky smooth. No knocking, no nailing, and no hicccups. The only underhood sounds you hear are the clickity click of fuel injectors popping and the combustion inside the engine. So long as this continues to be the case and my oil consumption doesn’t increase, I should consider everything else to be inconsequential.”

*Pray that this particular old Mercedes is a diesel. ‘Cause otherwise this rig prolly needs to get oil added on a daily basis…

He’s Ba-aaack: Infamous Pacific Heights Foreclosee John Lee Hudson – BONUS: Cheesy ACQUIRE Replicar

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Or maybe John Lee Hudson isn’t back but his car sure is, having been spotted in the Financh on Friday.

(Parked illegally, of course, with the four-way flashers flashing.)

As seen on Halleck Alley in the heart of the 94111 – note ogler taking a snap while gushing about this 100% fake 1928 Mercedes Benz SSK replicar:

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Now, if I had gotten taken down by Jim Cox over at the Socketsite in this fashion, well, I’d have left town vowing to never come back.

But some people are shameless.

Even more shameless than Hollywood Foreclosure King Nicolas Cage, who used to own 1945 Franklin* before JLH et ux. 

Anywho, this ride is not a “Refurbished 1936 Mercedes Excalibur,” just saying.

*I think he was the one who added the garages to the front – at least that’s what the nanny told me back in the day.