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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lostone, Sep 13, 2021.

  1. Ned Ludd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 4,250

    Ned Ludd

    My ponytail has a name. Its name is "I'm a stubborn bastard," because there are like fourteen individual hairs in it.
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  2. 6inarow
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,322


    my younger me said "why would you pay $600 for that 55 2 door hard top when you can get the 56-4 door sedan for $50?? Dont be a dumb ass - both cars will get you there. Shiiiiit I was stupid.... Ah check that - probably still am
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  3. Younger me would say " hell yes!"

  4. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,437

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    This is actually what I would say to myself if I could go back in time
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  5. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 4,752

    from Ioway

    Pick a sock you like, same color, and keep buyin' 'em. That way, you can always and ever just grab two and they will always match.
  6. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 2,564


    The younger me would probably ask "Did we ever figure out an easier way to unhook a girl's bra?";)
  7. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 2,594

    ramblin dan

    Date girls that don't wear them.
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,906


    I can't imagine I would want to hear anything a younger me might say. I was as goofy as anybody else at that age.
  9. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 1,714

    from kansas

    You know we all laugh and joke about the young "us" but I would love to have back some of the wonderment and enthusiasm for building I had back then.

    I was willing to tackle anything and give it my best try back then no matter how insurmountable the odds seemed stacked against me.

    I would have the older gents look at me and shake their heads on some of the projects I tried and now I find myself shaking my head.

    Some say its wisdom.... Nah I say its old age !! Lol !!
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  10. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 2,564


    LMAO. I always went for the girls with BIG gozongas...and they NEEDED to wear a bra...usually a heavy duty jobber with 3, 4, or 5 hooks...presented quite a challenge, especially when you are in the car.
  11. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 5,020


    Younger me would probably say a bunch of dumb stuff, but I hope would have enough sense to listen to older me.

    Younger me would wonder why I'm driving our buddy's dad's car.
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  12. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,906


    In the movie, Looper, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays young Joe and Bruce Willis plays old Joe. Time travel is involved and they end up trying to kill each other. Entertaining but no wisdom is gained by their interaction.
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  13. jaracer
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,113


    My younger me would probably say that it isn't a sprint car, but it will do for a grocery getter. IMG_1511.JPG
  14. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 4,752

    from Ioway

    I learned a lot (sometimes) because I didn't have any choice, no money back then. Not enough to pay someone else anyway. Have ran into examples of my earlier handiwork and for the life of me, can't figure out how I did it! When there's a will there's a way.

    One thing I've learned the hard way though is there is a really big difference in being frugal or thrifty, and then just being stubbornly cheap. It's kind of hard to explain.

    Thrifty is a good character trait, but cheap is different. Whenver I try to cheap out, this has led to some really really expensive mistakes.
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  15. What did you do with our hair?
    One project at a time.
    Start something, then finish it.
    Take up model railroading instead.
  16. 4 pedals
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
    Posts: 783

    4 pedals
    from Nor Cal

    My older self would tell my younger self to appreciate what I have and find hobbies/ a career that's not fixing things.

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  17. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,029

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Fourteen, eh? Lol.
  18. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 3,389

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    "Well, How 'bout that?"
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  19. 38 Olds 2 Dr, I'm gona paint the frame and wheel wells white, take all the springs out, wipe it down with Wesson Oil for gloss and go to the drive-in at 5 mph cause its an inch off the ground and drags the on the crown of the road. Oh Ya and wear your shades at night, in the day time they're just shades at night they're COOL. That's what I told myself and did about 1958. JW
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2021 at 10:32 AM
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  20. Older me would smack younger me for being an idiot.
    Then younger me would smack older me for STILL being an idiot !!
  21. Darin Younce
    Joined: May 8, 2019
    Posts: 583

    Darin Younce

    I would say, buy all the 32 fords 40 coupes, 50 coupes and a few non hamber cars that happen to have a hemi or the word Shelby included in the name. Oh become buddies with Bill Gates and buy apple and Walmart Stock.
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