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Fear & Loathing The Status Quo

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 4,905

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    BEHOLD THE FIELD WHERE I GROW MY FUCKS! FEAST YOUR EYES ON THE BARREN LAND :D:D:D @Ryan you do a lot of work to provide a lot of happiness to a lot of hot rod hoodlums around the world, i hope you realize that. In this shit swirl of a world that we're battling right now, i bet that the H.A.M.B. is the only bit of normalcy and outlet for thousands of us. I've made good friends in the short time I've been here and it's because of your work. Thank you for that. And when you say "kick some teeth in", it gets me excited! Am i gonna get to experience the H.A.M.B. of old?? Let's go bitches! :D:D:D
  2. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,769

    Staff Member

    Thanks fellas.

    I'm not burnt out at all really... Well, I'm burnt out of being around people during this crazy ass time... but certainly not cars or work. In fact, I want more work with less distractions... and I wanna do it with my wife and kids around me...
  3. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,892

    from Drag City

    It's times like this when my gal and I head up to the Cabin, drink a Corona, and decompress ;-)
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  4. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,434


    Have a great trip Ryan. Take care of yourself, your family, and when you have time, business. We still appreciate all you do for the community. Ignore the fear mongers and nutjobs.
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  5. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,137

    anthony myrick

    I remember ordering my 8 ball shifter knob and baby moon hubcaps from JC Whitney.
    Took about 6 weeks.
    Anticipation is healthy, expecting everything to happen immediately is not.
    (Unless it involves an ambulance)

    as far as all the crap going on, us teachers have no clue what is going to happen. Add that to the fact we lost 4 technical programs last year at school. Cut backs even before the virus hit the fan. We were sent home in March. I spent the time building a truck with my youngest. He may be off to college next year.
    Work kinda became depressing with all the changes and possible closures. But I can’t let that be an excuse for not trying. So I guess I will sit in front of a camera, teach through an online source and continue on. Crap,I might even toss an air compressor and generator in my bus and have a mobile shop class.
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2020
  6. Nostrebor
    Joined: Jun 25, 2014
    Posts: 1,185


    I added emphasis...

    This part right here is what I have been struggling with. In my analog life almost all people are currently short fused, bordering on unprofessional, unsympathetic, um... jackwagons right now. I have reached the point of zero patience for it as it has seeped into every aspect of my life. Like you Ryan, I need a break from *ahem* society, and all of its trappings, and to spend time with my family focusing on them and me.

    It isn't burn out perse, it's more of a sense that if I do not get away from folks for a while, I may act on my instinct to beat one of them about the ears and eyes for being a Karen, and that is just not what I want to be about. Never in my 50 years have I felt this way, and I assume it is just the side effect of every single thing in life being flipped into bizzaro land for an extended period of time.

    This too shall pass, but until then... I am also going to be taking a leave from work in a few weeks to spend some time not in the fray, with more work and less distractions! I plan to have an unfortunate cell phone accident involving a body of water and perhaps a hammer at a suspiciously early time during my break.;)
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  7. So, you're burned out on the world right now. Tired of politics, the pandemic and things in general...''burnt out of being around people during this crazy ass time."

    Well, here's a picture of a cat on a courtyard wall to remind you to take a deep breath and chill out. Life will go on and at some point it will get back to a version of normal. This too shall pass.:cool:
    Cat in the Garden.jpg
  8. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,137

    anthony myrick

    Look on the bright side bossman...
    We are not in control
    If a year from now we are living in a Mad Max post apocalyptic world, at least we know how to fix stuff.
    Strap on that spike laden Jason hockey mask and yell as ya ride into the sunset.

    Last edited: Aug 5, 2020
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  9. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,765


    It´s not necessarily you. Just like with driving an old car, if something just doesn´t feel right it probably isn´t. So it´s a good idea to pull over and do some troubleshooting. And once you´ve figured out what the culprit is, fixing and improving is the easy part.
  10. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,765


    I also think that at this point we as a community on this planet have a chance to rethink our ways of doing things and maybe adjust and improve a bit here and there. The problem I see is most people are uncomfortable with change and prefer things to remain " as they used to be". But change will ever be.For my part , I decided to like it, cause if a hated it, it happens in spite of that. Just like my grandpa said: I love the rain, because if I don´t, it rains anyways.
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  11. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,103

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Life is all about we choose to do individually is what will determine our fates.

    Not to be taken lightly, but consider the game of Chess..what effect will this move have on future moves and the inevitable outcome of the game/life?

    Reflecting back on our school years, it seems more emphasis should have been on identifying life options/career paths based on aptitude/passion then on say algebra, biology, and other required classes, that we now can have immediate answers to at our finger tips thru the internet.

    Some people struggle financially and/or emotionally their whole lives, because of a poor career choice they've never been happy with.
  12. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,765


    Never did yoga so I ´don´t quite get what you are trying to tell me with "see but don´t stare" :D English is not my native language so please bear with me. Maybe I just misunderstood your post or I expressed myself not the way I meant to in mine. But my intention was not to change anyones lifestyle. What I meant to say is something like: If there´s a rattle, take your time, pull over and see if there´s something wrong. But I´m not quite sure if that makes any sense at all...:D
  13. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 3,158

    Dick Stevens

    Maybe this will help you understand what he meant when he said "it's OK to look but don't stare", it was an attempt at some humor for Ryan
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  14. stude54ht
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 806

    from Spokane WA

  15. Congratulations Mark! Having worked in a situation like that I know where of you speak...

    And for Ryan; enjoy the time away from all this crap!
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  16. Reidy
    Joined: May 13, 2016
    Posts: 176


    Mate, you don't happen to work for an internet security company. You know the one, just type the word to get access.
  17. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,308

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Kauai is whispering in your ear.
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  18. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 21,651


    My question is why is Norwell up at 3:35 am? Go to bed you heathen!
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  19. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 21,651


    Congrats Mark! I am envious of the retiring part, not all the other BS.
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  20. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,731

    from Neosho, MO

    I prefer the Hawaii island of Molokia. Not a popular tourist destination, but as close to paradise as I can get. I like to get off the beaten path to the quieter places. I hope to return there someday soon.
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  21. I get were your coming from Tom, we are all tierd of the crap that has disrupted the world and especially our love of cars and traveling around in them.

    We just gotta except what we have no control over and try to keep our heads when everyone around us seems to be loosing theirs.

    BTW, why wouldn't the cat be happy and sleep all day, the cat doesn't have a care in the world, it's well fed, doesn't watch TV so the world in general doesn't interest a cat, the only thing that could be unnerving to a sleeping cat is a annoying Jaybird to attack it while it's sleeping.:D HRP
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  22. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,308

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Well,......NOT retiring or a Sabbatical..... Just working at another fevered Pitch.
  23. My point exactly, Danny. “Be the Cat.”
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  24. 1oldtimer
    Joined: Aug 21, 2003
    Posts: 8,034


  25. e1956v
    Joined: Sep 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,740

    Alliance Vendor

    I think the sister journal for the HAMB would be more like the YOGIjournal YOGI.png
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  26. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,998


    Hey J,

    You wouldn't happen to have a copy of this old sticker from C&O Automotive, would you? They are rare, but were well represented in So Cal many years ago. I am looking for a couple of versions.

    Please let me know, asap


  27. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 1,686

    41 GMC K-18

    This first part is for Ryan,
    S = Sunshine
    A = Atmosphere
    B = Beer
    B = Bar- B- Que
    A = Awakening
    T = Therapeutically
    I = Invigorated
    C = Celebrating
    A = Absence
    L = Long-term

    This second part is for Moriarity

    R = Realizing
    E = Everything
    T = That
    I = Involve's
    R = Retirement
    E = Enthusiastically
    M = Mean's
    E = Embracing
    N = No
    T = Turn-around

    Time well spent, sitting in the sunshine and letting the sun recharge those batteries ! Take all of the time you need.
    DSC_4539 (2).JPG sun smile.jpg
    Listen to your internal Navigator, she knows the way to an interesting future!
    Its never too late to chart a new course!

  28. Go to Austin Tx., Oh wait you're already there, go to one of those cool little clubs on the main drag and dance the night away. Or go buy another old car, you'll feel good in the morning.

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