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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Boognish, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. Boognish

    Boognish Senior Stratmaster

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    Nothing Important...just killing time.

    This crap is BORING but I guess if I didn't get a ticket I wouldn't be doing this. I was going 71 in a 60 MPH zone in a little bitty ol town called Dime Box here in Tejas.
     
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  2. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I had to go to one in person way back in my 20's to avoid a ticket as well (no internet then). I remember the first question "Raise your hand if you are an above average driver." Everyone raised their hand LOL.
     
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    clydethecat Strat-Talker

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    Do people call it "Dime Bag"?
     
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  4. Boognish

    Boognish Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm pickin on my acoustic while I do this. :D
     
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  5. Boognish

    Boognish Senior Stratmaster

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    I do!
     
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  6. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster

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    They do 60 on my residential street where the speed limit is 25 MPH.

    I know this because each property is 45 feet wide.
    Two properties are 90 feet.
    I sit on my porch and count 1-Mississippi and the cars cover 2 properties.
    60 MPH is 88 feet per second

    The local police have refused to even set up speed traps or those radar monitors that flash the vehicle's speed despite numerous requests from members of our neighborhood. We've lived with this for the 33 years that the Mrs. and I have been here.
     
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    ukoldgit Most Honored Senior Member

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    I'm pickin on my nose while reading this:D
     
  8. Boognish

    Boognish Senior Stratmaster

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    Same here...I live on a racetrack!
     
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  9. TepidPilot

    TepidPilot Strat-Talker

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    Huh. What a coincidence! I'm takin' on road offensive driving; speeding while I roll a cigarette, unscrew a jug a mad dog, and text my lawyer just in case. Dime Box is around here somewhere. Hope I don't get a ticket.

    TP
     
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  10. Nubs

    Nubs Strat-O-Master

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    I had to take the course last year (76 in a 60). I elected to take the comedy version which was alright, but pretty cheesy.

    Although I did learn something from it. Did you know when a car is merging onto the highway, that car must adjust its speed for the existing traffic on the highway? 9 outta 10 you see the other way around which is very nice & courteous, but it's not the law.
     
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  11. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Senior Stratmaster

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    One of the most useful courses I took in college was a course that was required for Maryland driving instructors. It was pretty much a defensive driving course, but pretty intense, with classroom and on the road instruction. I especially value what it did to help me ride a motorcycle safely for the last 41 years.

    If I had to pick the one best thing I learned, it's that the safer a driver you think you are, the less likely you are to be a safe driver.
     
  12. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Most people dooooo....
    Write...
    ReWrite...
    the traffic code.....
    on
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    fly
    Whilst
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    Motor running
    In gear
    in
    Traffic
     
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  13. SILENCER

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    for online traffic school there is an easy workaround if you don;t want to be glued to that snorefest.

    Copy all the text from each section, paste it in wordpad or whatever.
    Save each section
    Let the timer of the page run out whilst you play guitar, whatever

    At quiz time, Use your search function in your saved docs to look for relative terms.
     
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    Stratafied Strat-Talker

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    I know what you mean, l lived on a residential street where a ice truck was clocked at 60 mph , not sur how we would stop when kids waved him down.
     
  15. Boognish

    Boognish Senior Stratmaster

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    You copy text from flash player?
     
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    Oh, bummer.
     
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  17. nungesser

    nungesser When I became of age my momma sat me down Strat-Talk Supporter

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    There's a song in there somewhere
     
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    Yeah but it's a Junior Brown song.
     
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    Nobody in the entire State of Washington knows how to merge onto the highway.
     
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  20. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    They used to.
     
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