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Mah sexy new ride!

17:50 Aug 25 2010
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I've been in my minivan years for some time now, but with a grown son and a teenager who drives her own car, I only have one kid left to drive around and she'll have a learner's permit in less than a year.


My dad doesn't need his truck anymore, so he gave it to us. He also gave us a camper...FUN! So, I didn't need two utility vehicles. I traded in my van which was a 2009 and paid off. I got a great trade-in value, so Stabb and I are now the proud owner of this 2010 Honda Civic. It is black and shiny and even has a moon roof. I've never had anything like this and I gotta say...it doesn't suck :)


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PandorasBx
PandorasBx
17:53 Aug 25 2010

Loves it!





imagesinwords
imagesinwords
18:25 Aug 25 2010

One of my best friends just got one as well and LOVES it. Congrats!





birra
birra
18:38 Aug 25 2010

Fun little car - and pretty darn Earth friendly as far as dino-burners go.





Vampirewitch39
Vampirewitch39
19:30 Aug 25 2010

Nice one. :) But what..no sport red color?





faeriemoon
faeriemoon
20:25 Aug 25 2010

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Civic! I've had it for about 4 months and I just can't say enough good stuff about it. Excellent gas mileage and just plain fun to drive. Enjoy!





BLOODLIFE
BLOODLIFE
20:28 Aug 25 2010

Much love and luck with it. Stay safe. x





Bones
Bones
20:37 Aug 25 2010

Nice car! Now your other half needs to pick up a Hog, which I doubt he'll offer any argument over.;)





 

PRIVATE ENTRY

05:16 Aug 14 2010
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05:37 Aug 08 2010
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I want a pc adventure game that doesn't involve shooting/killing. I'd like a rich world I can mainly explore and solve problems along the way.


Does anyone know of games like that?


I'm particularly interested in ancient history and would love a good roman world to explore, but any detailed environment would be welcome.


I would appreciate any help finding a good game.


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borked
borked
09:53 Aug 08 2010

You have got to try Leisure suit Larry. Doesn't get any better than picking up chicks in the casino of Lost Wages, cepting maybe giving the local pimp the slip, or looking for treasure under the rim of the toilet.





birra
birra
15:12 Aug 08 2010

Wow.. Liesure Suite Larry dates way back. I remember seeing that available for the Apple // series back in the '80s.



If you're talking about a 1st-person type game, I think most of them are shooting games. It is what sells.



Age of Empires might be more of what you want. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Empires



They do have a Roman Empire expansion pack - it's an older game but I'm sure it is still available and will work on your XP laptop. Yes, it is still considered a "war" game, but history has been full of war...





MooniePie
MooniePie
17:33 Aug 08 2010

I will admit I've recently become hooked on the Nancy Drew games. I love getting lost in the mysteries that she has.



I'll keep an eye out for games that might catch your interest. I'm always looking for exciting games that explore and solve problems.





LiamK
LiamK
21:41 Aug 08 2010

Back at the dawn of time, I enjoyed Myst when it wasn't making me pull my hair out. Essentially each "level" was a fantastical landscape/elaborate machine/pocket dimension/puzzle. There was some sort of plot about chasing someone through the pages of a book but what it boiled down to was wandering around inexplicable places trying to figure out what your goal is even supposed to be, then trying to figure out how to do that. It was satisfying when you were getting somewhere, but there was a lot of "so... the secret room has a lever with three settings. Alright, time to canvass the island for something it controls. (other side of the island) ...was that sphere always left of the cube?"



It was published in 1993 so you might have better luck pirating it than buying it. I understand there are sequels, but I can't vouch for them personally.





LadyKowe
LadyKowe
23:40 Aug 08 2010

Myst is a very good adventure game that doesn't involve shooting/killing, and I can personally vouch for both Myst and all the sequels. I will admit, at times you want to pull your hair out while trying to figure out some of the puzzles involved, but overall I really enjoyed the game itself. Also- regardless of it being made in 1993, you're still able to find the game on sites such as Amazon and I believe I may still have a copy of the games myself, but not sure where they are lol.





Joli
Joli
01:39 Aug 09 2010

Thank you. Keep any more suggestions coming. It's mind-blowing how few are out there. I used to love the Sierra King's Quest games. I miss games like that.





LiamK
LiamK
07:16 Aug 10 2010

Oh god, I remember those. Yeah, go with Myst then. It's very similar, down to the fixed view locations and click-everywhere-just-in-case phase.





CTyler
CTyler
11:55 Aug 24 2010

You should take a look at The Longest Journey from 1999 (if you can find it), or its successor Dreamfall: The Longest Journey which came out about four years ago.

They're made in Norway, but don't worry, they're in english.

...and they are major. If you want worlds to explore, you've got a handful here.





Joli
Joli
19:20 Aug 24 2010

Oh, just checked it out, Tyler. I gotta get me one of them! (and just what are you insinuating about my Norwegian, buddy? I can do a mean Norwegian fairy tale about a hare...and with my accent, you get the added colorful story of a whore! You can't get that just anywhere.) But seriously...Tusen Takk!





LiamK
LiamK
06:22 Oct 11 2010

I'll just leave this right here...



http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/10/4/





Joli
Joli
17:29 Oct 12 2010

You know...I thought maybe it was just me, that somehow I just didn't get this game that everyone loved. But, no...pushing and pulling things that don't seem to make a difference is my experience so far.





 

PRIVATE ENTRY

22:09 Aug 06 2010
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21:21 Aug 06 2010
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I was re-reading Thoth's profile page...I had to click on his avatar to see what the hell that little seashell-looking thing was (it's an apple)...and since I was already there, I figured, what the hell?


This is what is there:


"GUILTY PLEASURES

southern rock, H.P. Lovecraft, symmetry,

Hong Kong action movies, eavesdropping,

people-watching, fire, & you."


This is what I saw:


GUILTY PLEASURES


southern rock, H.P. Lovecraft, symmetry,
King Kong action figures, eavesdropping,

people-watching, fire, & you."


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ThothLestat
ThothLestat
21:36 Aug 06 2010

that's so wrong.

we all know Godzilla action figures PWN.





Requiem
Requiem
02:44 Aug 07 2010

Ditto, Babe, on the "Never ever ever drop accid with you."





::laughter::



King. Kong. WWWRRRAAAAAAAAUUUUUUGGGGGH!!!!





 

14:47 Aug 06 2010
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I actually DREAMED about Fordlandia last night. I've decided that I'm fascinated by the "lost city" and all the reasons and legends, so... let's look at lost cities.


Off the top of my head before I head to work, I can think of Atlantis and Roanoke. Do you have others? If you name them, I'll write about them and we can explore and talk about them together!


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ThothLestat
ThothLestat
16:54 Aug 06 2010

I was looking around for a map of Fordlandia. Do you know of one?





Joli
Joli
17:44 Aug 06 2010

No, but how cool is this? I call it "El Flow Chart de Fordlandia



Photobucket."






ThothLestat
ThothLestat
17:56 Aug 06 2010

I like the part of the flow chart that ends in: PIZZA.



go, America!





Joli
Joli
18:39 Aug 06 2010

I wonder if it's associated with the "suicidio."





Requiem
Requiem
05:13 Aug 07 2010

Lyonesse! Kitezh!





 

Who knew?

05:12 Aug 06 2010
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I did not know this. Did you know this?! There is an abandoned American suburban city from the 1920s in the rainforest of Brazil. Henry Ford built it and named it Fordlandia. It was to be his utopian dream for the local workers isolated there while he employed them to produce rubber for the Ford motor company.


He designed the houses after American neighborhood homes, not after the local homes that used vegetation to construct cool places in the heat. The residents were nearly cooked inside them.


The land was so cleared, the topsoil was rocky and the rubber trees became diseased.


The people were forced to keep American work hours of 9-5 instead of the early, pre-sunrise and late post-sunset hours traditional to an area with scorching midday sun.


He fed them only rich American diets in a cafeteria. They were plagued by indigestion.


They were not allowed to bring alcohol into the town.


And most bizarrely...they had to participate in mandated square dancing.


I know he considered his rules to be "healthy" but man...what a fail. He lost his butt on the prospect financially. The workers rioted and the Brazilian military forces had to come in and settle everyone back down.


It's still there, Old Fordlandia. Basically a ghost town that is a difficult to reach tourist attraction for the heroically curious sight-seers.


Henry Ford. Utopian suburb in the Brazilian rainforest. Seriously, did you know? You'd think that would have come up at some point when I learned about how innovative this automotive legend was.


Huh. Bizarre. Go figure.


Here are some photos from a pretty cool Flikr album:
Fordlandia


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Oceanne
Oceanne
05:50 Aug 06 2010

Wow! I didnt know that either.Thanks for letting us know.





LadyKowe
LadyKowe
06:48 Aug 06 2010

Interesting.





BLOODLIFE
BLOODLIFE
08:57 Aug 06 2010

Wow, how cool is that, a little bit of history in your own back yard.





Requiem
Requiem
12:13 Aug 06 2010

MANDATED SQUARE DANCING?!





Seriously?





I know I could have taken so many other things away from this entry ... But really? Mandated square dancing.





Stuck in fourth grade PE hell in Fordlandia, Brazil. o_O



Nightgame
Nightgame
20:30 Aug 06 2010

This is a wild ideal but I have to admit I'm with Requiem and got stuck with the mandated square dancing! It stinks, I'd have rioted too.





Joli
Joli
20:56 Aug 06 2010

You guys crack me up.





birra
birra
15:14 Aug 07 2010

Mandated square dancing would cause anyone to violently revolt.



Besides, you stand in a circle and there is no actual danicing... you just walk around. It should be called circle-walking.



History doesn't focus on such epic failures. Henry Ford had several failed businesses before finding success with the Ford Motor Co. No one ever talks about those failures though - only the success.





 

21:49 Aug 05 2010
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I love Jabberwocky. Just read it again, but it was different this time around. I kept thinking...Morrigon could write this. (If you do not believe me, please click on anything she posts called "Robitussin."


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Morrigon
Morrigon
21:53 Aug 05 2010

*chortle*








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