November 03, 2010


Tastes like refudiation! With a side of misunderestimation.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at November 3, 2010 01:47 PM

Did you see that a former blogger, Bruce from No Looking Backwards, is now a New Hampshire representative? He's a good one and I'm tickled for him.

Posted by: Nate at November 4, 2010 12:13 AM

No I didn't, but that's pretty cool. I'm still considering a run for king.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at November 4, 2010 07:35 AM

I'd vote for you. With or without threat of beheading.

Posted by: skinnydan at November 4, 2010 08:04 AM

Oh, come now--it's not like I'm a member of The Religion of Peace! I promise to be a benevolent leader, as long as everyone promises to give me all their money and land and stuff.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at November 4, 2010 10:45 AM

Well, that's easy enough.

Heck if I know what you're going to do with eleven dollars and nineteen cents, but you are the king.

Posted by: skinnydan at November 5, 2010 08:20 AM

I'll TELL you what I'd do with $11.19, my friend (and loyal subject)--I'd TRIPLE MY NET WORTH!! WOOHOO!!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at November 5, 2010 11:10 AM

Oh. MY.

The pic-a-part has NO idea what's coming its way.

Posted by: skinnydan at November 8, 2010 09:22 AM

Ooooh-that's RIGHT! With all my newfound wealth, I can have my own junkyard!!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at November 8, 2010 09:38 AM

Junkyard? That reminds me, just how is Jarn the Iron Beast doing? I have made several very nice trips to a junkyard replacing corner markers destroyed by hit & run scofflaws lately. $150 & clean vs $40 & grubby I know where I'm at, grubby all the way.

Posted by: Chef Tony at November 9, 2010 10:21 AM

Thanks for asking! We are approaching 270,000 miles--probably within the month. As of this writing, average MPG has remained stable at around 18-19 combined, although it drops like a rock when I sit idling at football games trying to get warm. The marker lights are still all wonky--can't figure out the problem, other than the fact that the only thing more unreliable than Genuine Lucas Electrics are Estonian knockoffs of French electrics. The driveline noise is still off the charts--I've got a bad U joint or tailshaft bearing and it's loud. But no louder with passing time, which means I can put up with it. The engine is developing a tiny tick that's either the need for a valve adjustment (which I could do if I had the right tools) or a bad bearing (which is terminal). The rear main seal is still holding up, although I do have a nice coating of oil all under the car. I did damage the oil temp sending unit the other day--broke the end clean off when I hit a pothole. At least I didn't crack the oil pan. The front skid pan is broken on one side--don't have any idea how that happened, and I'd like to get that replaced since the hole is right in front of the tie rod boot, and having a cover means less potential for damage.

It's been a while since I got by the junkyard--the last time was for a piece of trim that had fallen off when I got tapped in the rear bumper. Right now, it doesn't really need anything I could get off of a junker--it needs actual new parts to keep going without complaint.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at November 9, 2010 12:58 PM

Remind me not to ask about your health. There's just stuff about your prostate I'd rather not learn.

Posted by: skinnydan at November 11, 2010 11:47 AM

Oh, you may be saying that now, but you and everyone else will want to read about it when I go to the junkyard and get a replacement...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at November 11, 2010 01:59 PM

Hay, did y'all hear that Dr. Franker Stien's Medical Parts und Warehouse has a pre-black Friday sale this weekend? I'm going to look for a new set of knees, mine are a bit worn & due for replacement.

Posted by: Chef Tony at November 12, 2010 11:41 AM

Hey Terry, those chocolate covered possums w/the nougat centers you wanted? Well we're going to need to rethink the recipes, the price of chocolate has gone through the roof. In fact food, energy, clothing & lots of other consumer goods are going up fast price wise. I wonder why the Obama administration is lying to the US public on this? Oh well back to the kitchen I go.

Chef Tony

Posted by: Chef Tony at November 18, 2010 09:06 AM

Oh, Tony--you and your wacky economic conspiracies! Everything is just fine! We've had Recovery Summer, and now it's time for Upturn Autumn. Relax--we're in the very best of hands.


Posted by: Terry Oglesby at November 18, 2010 01:48 PM