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Post by Eldorion on Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:12 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:American cars have steering columns? from the way they drive I'd always just assumed they hadnt bothered, its not like US cars go round corners very well unless its Nascar, and then they can only turn one way.  Mad 

Toyota is a Japanese company. Smile
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:14 pm

Yeah but they take all the interesting bits out of their cars. like gears and proper steering, for the US market, then make the interiors out of crap cheap plastics.  Wink 

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Post by Eldorion on Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:17 pm

That would explain a lot. Mad
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:22 pm

Very Happy I assume that they just looked at previous US car manufacturing and just assumed that was how you liked your cars  Shrugging 

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Re: Tales of Home [4]

Post by Eldorion on Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:25 pm

Hey, we can't all have had brushes with fascism, which I believe is defined as "a political and economic system geared towards losing wars and making great cars".
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:27 pm

I believe the Aston Martin the DB7 the Atom and of course the mini belie that claim!  Nod 

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Post by Eldorion on Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:29 pm

"the mini"

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:31 pm

Youll never have trouble parking  Nod and they can fair rattle along, hell you can rally the little buggers-



You'd be dead in a ditch after the first corner in a US car.

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Re: Tales of Home [4]

Post by Bluebottle on Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:34 pm

Stepping away from the car talk for just a moment.

halfwise wrote:Actually Norc, I was a little disappointed in the video.  I thought you were going to jump in a snow drift, slide down a hill, reach in a snow drift and pull out Leopold...or something entertaining like that.  

Shouldn't this thread have told you already that snow is not a laughing matter for fjordlandians. Laughing Very Happy 

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Another video? Nice. Very Happy 

So is that Leopolds protest video against "båndtvang"? He certainly has it in for the thing. Laughing

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Post by azriel on Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:39 pm

That looks like one very happy dog to me ! I think he's lovely !  Very Happy 

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Post by Norc on Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:50 pm

yeah, he's adorable Razz but when he starts doing that it's almost impossible to make him stop.. :S
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Post by Bluebottle on Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:19 pm

So rewatched the first video again as well, thoroughly enjoyable.  Nod 

"Creek; creek; creek."  Very Happy 

It has gotten rather wintery around here as well of late, and it's actually been semi snowing all day. So my insurmountable envy might have dropped somewhat. Wink 

My view actually turned downright christmassy today:


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Post by Norc on Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:43 am

we're getting rain and plus temperatures tomorrow Sad bye snow..
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Post by Bluebottle on Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:12 am

Yeah, I saw that on the weather report. pale 

I think I might stay off complaining about the weather for at least the next week, if you are getting that amount of rain. Well, unless we get rain as well that is. Which isn't all that unlikely. Rolling Eyes 

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Post by Norc on Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:15 am

Sad it's really sad..... D':
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Post by Bluebottle on Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:21 am

I know. Nod Looks like we're getting a bit of the same this weekend. :roll:Although not as bad.

Well, at least we'll have your video to watch.  Wink

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:34 am

Well its finally stopped raining here, so I guess I at least know where its moved on to!

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Post by Norc on Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:39 am

.. bye wonderfully crispy snow.. Sad
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Post by Norc on Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:39 am

bye perfect ski conditions.. i didn't have the time to exploit u..
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Post by Bluebottle on Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:42 am

Hopefully it will be great again by Christmas.  Nod  And then you might actually have the time to get out and about in it as well. 

That's what I tell myself anyway. Laughing 


Is this the sort of thing you meant when you were talking about the buses?

http://www.nrk.no/nordland/isglatt-fore-i-nordland-1.11408240

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This was more what you were talking about I guess.

http://www.nrk.no/nordnytt/nok-en-buss-fikk-problemer-1.10885774

That does look rather scary. pale

Though I'm loving the language in both videos. Laughing

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Post by Eldorion on Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:14 am

I was afraid that the snow would melt quickly, but instead we got more today. Laughing Unfortunately that meant I had to drive through the snow to get to work. Fortunately the snow didn't start until 6:30, which is about the same time I leave, so it hadn't layered much on the already-plowed roads. And by the time I left work, most of the roads had been re-plowed.
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Post by halfwise on Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:25 am

From your comment about language I hoped when I watched them I'd hear some good Nordic swearing. Maybe it was in the writing: written Fjordlandian always looks like swearing to me.

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Post by Bluebottle on Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:31 am

Oh, there was certainly some swearing in Norcs dialect in both the videos in the second link Halfwise.  Nod 

In the first one by the bus driver and in the second one where the bus comes sliding backwards towards the guys car. It's a colorful language if you know what the words mean. Though it's maybe not as exuberant as one could expect.  Laughing 

That looked damned scary, by the way. pale The bus driver did some job just keeping it on the road.

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Post by Norc on Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:03 am

you're spot on in those videos blue Razz it's that much ice..plus a bit of water on top.. no gravel/sand..
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Post by Bluebottle on Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:30 am

Well, I wouldn't be the first to jump on a bus in Tromsø then. Laughing It must be a bit frustrating when you have to to use them.

I hope none of those hills are on your everyday route.

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