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Misc [Jan. 14th, 2004|09:59 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I accidentally cut off a wanna-be-punk whiteboy in his rice rocket today, complete with huge noisey muffler and half the car devoid of paint. He even removed all the emblems from his car that said it was actually shitty, and replaced them with stickers saying it was a nice car. Now, normally I feel really bad cutting somebody off, but this shit just cracked me up so I was just laughing when he pulled up to my car and started swearing at me through his window (so I couldn't hear anything). I don't think laughing made him any more pleased.

Went to Beaverton Subshop on Broadway. It's my new favorite place. It deserves its own post sometime.

Why isn't http://www.moneyfactory.com/ actually http://www.mint.gov/ ?

The US government has the whole .gov TLD. And why are they dumbing the name down? What's next.... http://www.bombfactory.com/ ? http://www.fastplanes.com/ ? http://www.supersecretspies.com/ ?
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[User Picture]From: ghewgill
2004-01-14 06:02 pm (UTC)
It appears that http://www.bep.treas.gov redirects to http://www.moneyfactory.com. I agree, it's weird to be dumbing down the name like that.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2004-01-14 06:05 pm (UTC)
Hah:

http://www.google.com/search?q=money+factory

Brings you to:

http://www.bep.treas.gov/kids/start.html

Which totally implies "money factory" is what kids would search for. And google got it right, even with the old domain name! No need for the dumb name.
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[User Picture]From: zind4gi
2004-01-14 06:08 pm (UTC)
That rice boy page is hilarious.
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[User Picture]From: tamyranev
2004-01-14 06:09 pm (UTC)
Have you been to Monkey Subs on Farmington? They're pretty good and I like their sense of humor. Among the sandwich fixin's on their menu, they list "verbal abuse."
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[User Picture]From: brad
2004-01-14 06:18 pm (UTC)
I haven't. Where on Farmington?
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[User Picture]From: tamyranev
2004-01-14 06:27 pm (UTC)
They're in the Albertson's shopping center at Farmington and 185th. I like supporting them as an small-business alternative to the Subway network.
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[User Picture]From: matte
2004-01-14 06:10 pm (UTC)
Just imagine how much was spent on research and focus groups to come up with http://www.moneyfactory.com .

Tax dollars hard at work making America a better place.
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[User Picture]From: bostonsteamer
2004-01-14 07:01 pm (UTC)
Whenever I see "TRD" or "TRD Powered" on a car, I think it says "turd"
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[User Picture]From: jope
2004-01-14 07:05 pm (UTC)
Don't forget http://www.whitehouse.com/ !
Oh wait, wrong shameless money-grubbers. Nevermind.
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[User Picture]From: henry
2004-01-14 08:05 pm (UTC)
didn't you know that a fart can, primer (paint is heavy) and the right decals can easily add 15-20hp to your ride?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2004-01-14 08:34 pm (UTC)
Don't decals have weight?
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[User Picture]From: henry
2004-01-14 08:38 pm (UTC)
yeah, but they're strategically placed to focus their weight over the drive wheels, thus increasing traction for burnouts in the target parking lot.
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From: fullerton
2004-01-14 08:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, and don't forget the giant tail fin which helps a Honda Civic stick to the road while speeding along at it's blistering top speed of 85.

It's weird, back home in California the whole rice-rocket scene is Asian. Here in Oregon it's all white trash for some reason. I wonder why?

Anyway, my brother is here to pick me up in his lowered, '91, flam decal covered, Acura Integra. (sigh)
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[User Picture]From: girl_on_a_stick
2004-01-15 03:57 am (UTC)
"stick-on horsepower"
My favorite is when they try to race me on my motorcycle. Do they enjoy being stuffed by a girl in front of their girlfriend? Just embarrassing if you ask me.
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[User Picture]From: niko
2004-01-14 09:25 pm (UTC)
I believe you're thinking of http://www.totallyspies.com :P
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[User Picture]From: d4b
2004-01-14 11:01 pm (UTC)
SendUsAllYourMoney.com ? :-)

I should probably register that before the IRS does. :-)
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[User Picture]From: wayitgoes
2004-01-14 11:42 pm (UTC)
ricecop.com

There is some quality stuff there. I've always wanted to order a pad of tickets.
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