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Mar 1, 2019, 05:24 PM
 
Kudos to those two truck drivers at the end for flinging themselves off the road instead of mashing everyone.
     
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Mar 5, 2019, 02:08 PM
 
Ooo, I finally see one of these here first before I see it all over Reddit.
     
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Mar 5, 2019, 03:32 PM
 
Not me.
     
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Mar 5, 2019, 05:33 PM
 
In case anyone never got the full training.

1) Hold bottle with one hand
2) Put towel over cork
3) Grip cork and towel with other hand
4) This is the important part... twist the bottle, not the cork

P.S. Champagne is overrated.
     
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Mar 5, 2019, 05:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
P.S. Champagne is overrated.
~ crosses subego off the party invite list.
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subego  (op)
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Mar 5, 2019, 07:20 PM
 
Inviting me to the party means more champagne for you.

Unless... is this is a ploy to keep me from drinking all your scotch?
     
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Mar 5, 2019, 08:26 PM
 
Most champagne is overrated. Mostly because almost everyone thinks that brut is the only kind, and the more puckerworthy-brutal it is, the "better." Two words: Nectar Imperial. Bubbly that tastes like it came from grapes instead of your car's battery. Happy, blissful grapes. It's remarkable.

However, ANY sparkling wine needs to be handled with care when opening, lest one find oneself hosed from top to bottom with what was supposed to be a celebratory libation.



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Mar 5, 2019, 09:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Inviting me to the party means more champagne for you.

Unless... is this is a ploy to keep me from drinking all your scotch?
The 12 year-olds or the 18s?
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Mar 5, 2019, 09:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Most champagne is overrated. Mostly because almost everyone thinks that brut is the only kind, and the more puckerworthy-brutal it is, the "better." Two words: Nectar Imperial. Bubbly that tastes like it came from grapes instead of your car's battery. Happy, blissful grapes. It's remarkable.

However, ANY sparkling wine needs to be handled with care when opening, lest one find oneself hosed from top to bottom with what was supposed to be a celebratory libation.
anybody else hear this in Eric Idle's voice?
     
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
The 12 year-olds or the 18s?
Depends on the legal drinking age in your jurisdiction

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Mar 6, 2019, 08:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Most champagne is overrated.
Yup.
If you can get your hands on good champagne, it is really, really good. But price/performance usually isn't great, so I would usually grab something else. I like Crémant, for example. It is produced using the exact same method, but from a different region. So you can get decent Crément for much less than what champagne of comparable quality would cost.
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Mar 6, 2019, 09:42 AM
 
undergo???
     
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Mar 6, 2019, 11:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
Yup.
If you can get your hands on good champagne, it is really, really good. But price/performance usually isn't great, so I would usually grab something else. I like Crémant, for example. It is produced using the exact same method, but from a different region. So you can get decent Crément for much less than what champagne of comparable quality would cost.
I more or less do this with wine. In general, the best wine is French, but the best PPR (for an American) is California.
     
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Mar 6, 2019, 11:36 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
undergo???
That’s my brother... subergo.

Heeeeeeeeey-o.
     
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Mar 6, 2019, 07:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
anybody else hear this in Eric Idle's voice?
I think I'm flattered.

Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial runs about $50 for a 750ml bottle. Moet waxes rhapsodical about this stuff, with what notes and structure it has and so on. Realistically, it's not the sweetest champagne around; it's a demi-sec, which puts it a couple steps below the sweetest (sec, then doux).

But here's the really important part: it's not so sweet that all you taste is sweet, but it's still sweet enough that you can taste something! It is fruity and complex, and the bubbles make for an interesting feel as you experience the flavors.

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Mar 6, 2019, 08:43 PM
 
My best friend, and his girlfriend, take it over the sweet line and drink Moscato d’Asti.

Blech.
     
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Mar 19, 2019, 02:04 PM
 
Beating subego to this one.

     
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Mar 19, 2019, 02:10 PM
 
Hadn’t seen it! Good one!

I especially like the “foreshadowing” by virtue of the clip not ending after the second woops.

I’ve had less time to piss away on Reddit lately, so my woops-fu is weak.
     
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Mar 21, 2019, 09:19 PM
 
That one is priceless! Bubba just ain't got brakes. Anywhere... Poor slob!

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Mar 28, 2019, 02:38 PM
 
It's called a bungie cord, bob.
     
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Mar 28, 2019, 07:58 PM
 
Not sure who has made a GIF of it, but:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/spor...und/vi-BBVkR7K
     
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Apr 3, 2019, 03:36 AM
 
There's a new engine for someone. That passing was really important.
     
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Apr 3, 2019, 09:26 AM
 
Well then...
     
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Apr 4, 2019, 09:36 PM
 
This isn’t a woops, but I’m putting it here anyway.

     
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Apr 5, 2019, 12:06 AM
 
Wow. Looked like the one on the right blacked-out for a second. Fun!
Sadly, I’ve had one too many back surgeries to do rides like that anymore.
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Apr 5, 2019, 12:13 AM
 
I’m pretty sure she blacks out again right at the end.

I think if it’s thrills you’re looking for, you could do worse than gaining consciousness while flying through the air. That definitely gets a bigger reaction from her.

Ride like this would make me hurl.
     
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Apr 9, 2019, 03:03 AM
 




Edit: woops! Looks like this was deliberate. I plead seeing the Prometheus run as giving me the wrong impression.
     
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Apr 9, 2019, 03:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
This isn’t a woops, but I’m putting it here anyway.

Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Wow. Looked like the one on the right blacked-out for a second. Fun!
Sadly, I’ve had one too many back surgeries to do rides like that anymore.
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I’m pretty sure she blacks out again right at the end.

I think if it’s thrills you’re looking for, you could do worse than gaining consciousness while flying through the air. That definitely gets a bigger reaction from her.

Ride like this would make me hurl.
This playlist has over sixty videos! I wonder how often there’s a need to do a wipe down like the “tilt a hurl”
     
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Apr 17, 2019, 01:33 PM
 
^^ Any further info on that one?

Looks like his bike went down the cliffs. He was "luckier" and flipped past the cliff. To tumble down the farther rocky slope.
     
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^^ Any further info on that one?

Looks like his bike went down the cliffs. He was "luckier" and flipped past the cliff. To tumble down the farther rocky slope.
Survived with “serious injuries”. Needed an airlift.

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/w...after-16129467
     
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Apr 17, 2019, 01:53 PM
 
Doesn't tell us as much as I'd like. I assume the biker he passed called it in. And a broken back is very likely.
( Last edited by reader50; Apr 17, 2019 at 02:46 PM. )
     
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someone dun durn there load calculashuns wrong
This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
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Sadly, I’ve been told the common scenario is an operator who not only lacks the authority to demand a bigger crane, but also (perhaps correctly) thinks they’d get fired for demanding it.
     
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Apparently texting while driving.
     
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May 4, 2019, 07:03 PM
 
I like how the bottom of the screen appropriately reads "OOOMPH".
     
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May 8, 2019, 02:35 PM
 
Um....

That's a CH46 Sea Knight, the "little brother" of the CH47 Chinook. A solid, dependable and hard working cargo helicopter, primarily used by US Navy and Marines.

Sea Knights are supposed to fly, not sink. They're also supposed to be able to just plain land on water and float. And dang that thing sank fast!

That video apparently comes from a 1987 sea replenishment mission. The helicopter just couldn't power out of the water. Probably it took on too much water while sitting there, and the engines couldn't overcome the load. Apparently everybody got out, at least according to the YouTube text. Video HERE with typical sailor profanity in the audio.

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This GIF reminds me of Final Destination the roller coaster scene.
     
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May 10, 2019, 01:37 PM
 
https://www.thedrive.com/news/27935/...upwards-of-60m

Fire destroyed Bugattis, Ferraris, Bentleys, Porsches, and other irreplaceable vintage cars

     
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Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
https://www.thedrive.com/news/27935/...upwards-of-60m

Fire destroyed Bugattis, Ferraris, Bentleys, Porsches, and other irreplaceable vintage cars
And lizards!
     
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Mustang
People give Mustangs shit all the time for losing control and crashing into crowds, enough to the point that it's a played-out trope and irritating when it's brought up every single time somebody mentions Mustangs. But I've done it - a friend and I swapped rides while racing once. My car is very forgiving - when the rear end comes out around a corner like the above picture, the car basically wants to correct itself and fall back inline. Steady throttle, let it steer for you, you end up with a beautiful drift.

In my friend's car (2015 Mustang GT), I got too aggressive through a corner and the rear came around, I held it steady as the car slid sideways, then all of a sudden it caught grip and snapped back the other way, throwing me into a spin and pointing me straight at the car coming from the other direction (we were on an airstrip that had cars going out and coming back at the same time). I got moving and got out of the way but it made me appreciate how nice my car is to drive and helped me understand the proliferation of these videos.
     
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Drove a Mustang a few times 20 years ago. Feel like I wasted it by not spinning out.
     
 
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