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The Road through your Windshield...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fat Hack, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. IMG_20180922_074942.jpg IMG_20180922_075917.jpg Me and My Gal headed to the hills for breakfast on Saturday.
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  2. Last leg coming home from HRHC. Yes those are 6V headlights and the clock always says 5 IMG_20180916_194817.jpg
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  3. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,684


    No photo here, but every time we drive past this sign on a major So Cal freeway, it bugs me and a million other So Cal residents. We, in So Cal are sometimes weird, but not illiterate, not all of us obviously. Some times we hear tons of bad language and just shrug it off. But this giant advertisement for every traveler going south, looking out of the windshield, on this freeway just grinds the misinformation down our throats. There is NO "Funner, CA!!!"

    We are not against gambling per se, but resort advertising should not be allowed to show the "dumbing down" of America. The daily dose of hot rods and custom cars(and a million other drivers) driving down this major north/south freeway in coastal So Cal is alarming, but things like "Funner, CA" is not funny or showing the intelligence of the local residents.

    There are plenty of people that like to go to resorts of all kinds, but this just puts off increasing the till on this place.

    "Dumbing down is the deliberate oversimplification of intellectual content in education, literature, and cinema, news, video games and culture. The term "dumbing down" originated in 1933, as movie-business slang used by screenplay writers, meaning: "[to] revise so as to appeal to those of little education or intelligence". Dumbing-down varies according to subject matter, and usually involves the diminishment of critical thought, by undermining intellectual standards within language and learning; thus trivializing meaningful information, culture, and academic standards, as in the case of popular culture."

    Cambridge dictionary:
    dumbing-down noun
    UK /ˌdʌm.ɪŋˈdaʊn/ US /ˌdʌm.ɪŋˈdaʊn/ informal disapproving
    act of making something simpler and easier for people to understand, especially in order to make it more popular: the dumbing-down of television
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  4. Sun visor is ghetto; but does the job. My favorite trimmer isn't getting the real ones done.
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  5. b-bop
    Joined: May 19, 2008
    Posts: 846


    A couple from this summer.
    Canola fields just south of Calgary with the Rockies in the distance.
    A smokey trip up the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper. Lots of forest fire smoke.

    Columbia Icefields

  6. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 1,055


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  7. The sun doesn't shine every day. HRP

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  8. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 2,318


    I never saw this thread, it's old but very cool. I guess I'll add my two cents... or 4 cents?
    Summertime. Almost home, in the roadster.... (it's not really out of gas, the damned SW gauge quit workin')

    In line at the Kingdon Drags in the '56......
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    Bringing home the '33 pu with the ol '55 pu......
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    View out the back.......
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  9. tombstone
    Joined: Jan 15, 2006
    Posts: 319

    from sk.canada

    24045318-8161-4B37-8AF5-C675D5CC9776.jpeg Today .... WHITE SANDS DESERT, NEW MEXICO...........
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  10. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 10,204

    from Missouri

    That has to be a real change for you. :eek:
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  11. tombstone
    Joined: Jan 15, 2006
    Posts: 319

    from sk.canada

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  12. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,151


    F6CD812C-5F8C-4090-86F0-42ADA29740C8.jpeg On the way to work.
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  13. 208custom
    Joined: Mar 19, 2006
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  14. tombstone
    Joined: Jan 15, 2006
    Posts: 319

    from sk.canada

    CA479CED-76D7-4F1D-B6A1-D1EF2EE279B8.jpeg Tonight Central ave. , Albuquerque........
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  15. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,365


    Welcome to the city!!

  16. Which I take might mean perhaps you weren't actually driving, but rather sitting in your vehicle being transported around on the network of "conveyor belts" (i.e. Freeways & Interstates). ;)

    Tons of great roads around here to keep one busy and entertained for hours on end, especially if ones ride is something specifically intended for spirited driving pleasure.

    I admit I've made & keep making some decisive life choices & sacrifices that allow me to stay away from those (boring?) "belts" as much as possible, even with my DD.
    On average, I probably use them 2-3 times a month and even then, often check/plan ahead if some "alternate" route is available and/or practical to use instead.
    Most of my SoCal "driving" takes place on the roads one can't chance to take much pictures while behind the wheel.

    Here's couple shots from todays 140+ mile leisure excursion up to SoCal mountains which included over 7000 ft. elevation changes, more twists, turns & sharp curves than one would think a set of tie-rod ends could handle in a single day, some hiking, very scenic roadside pick-nick lunch with ice cream and a good cigar for dessert. :cool:
    As far as I'm concerned, this is what driving is or should be !

    Climbing up the Hwy 38. That's "San Berdoo" way in the distance

    Somewhere at 6000 ft. altitude.

    Hwy 18 with Big Bear Lake waaaay in the distance (can't really see it in the picture, but it 's there, straight above the cockpit, slightly below horizon).
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  17. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,538

    seb fontana
    from ct

    I did some sight seeing in Pittsburgh this past June; interesting place..Good thing the wife could navigate or we'd still be going up down and around!! Took the Duck tour, quack,quack, quack!..
  18. tombstone
    Joined: Jan 15, 2006
    Posts: 319

    from sk.canada

    THANKYOU ‼️‼️
  19. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 10,204

    from Missouri

    At The Fall-Out Drags this last weekend.
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  20. jeepster
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 379

    from wisconsin

    @ the 2017 Meltdown Drags meltdown2017k.JPG
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  21. philly the greek
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,855

    philly the greek
    from so . cal.

    Somewhere in America on the way to the Speedway Museum IMG_0813.JPG IMG_0810.JPG IMG_0808.JPG
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    Joined: May 22, 2010
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  23. OHV DeLuxe
    Joined: May 27, 2005
    Posts: 352

    OHV DeLuxe
    from Norway

    IMG_20180808_211436_129.jpg Southern Norway.
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  24. tombstone
    Joined: Jan 15, 2006
    Posts: 319

    from sk.canada

    182B6A3C-E829-4664-A146-448EF28B6845.jpeg Northeastern New Mexico.......
  25. We have plans to visit Santa Fe area for few days in December. I might drive the Roadster up and back.
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  26. Got caught in the rain today picking up pizza n wings this was pulling back into the car hole with the grub.
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  27. Treking across Saskatchewan this past summer.
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  28. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,768



    The Ole General Store through the Ole Hotrod windshield...Dalhousie Lake Ontario, Canada
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  29. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 12,765


    Driving through the Kansas Flint Hills.

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