Monday, January 19, 2015

Mini Truck Monday...

I've got a short (2 day) week this week, so I have a short post as well.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday Funnies...

A golfer is in a competitive match with a friend, who is ahead by a couple of strokes. The golfer says to himself, "I'd give anything to sink this next putt."
A stranger walks up to him and whispers, "Would you give up a fourth of your sex life?"
The golfer thinks the man is crazy and that his answer will be meaningless, but also that perhaps this is a good omen, so he says, "Okay," and sinks the putt.
Two holes later he mumbles to himself, "Boy, if I could only get an eagle on this hole."
The same stranger moves to his side and says, "Would it be worth another fourth of your sex life?"
The golfer shrugs and says, "Sure."
He makes an eagle.
On the final hole, the golfer needs yet another eagle to win.
Though he says nothing, the stranger moves to his side and says, "Would you be willing to give up the rest of your sex life to win this match?"
The golfer says, "Certainly!"  He makes the eagle.
As the golfer walks to the club house, the stranger walks alongside and says, "You know, I've really not been fair with you because you don't know who I am. I'm the devil, and from now on you will have no sex life."
"Nice to meet you," says the golfer. "My name's Father O'Malley."

A dying man gives each of his best friends -- a lawyer, doctor and clergyman -- an envelope containing $25,000 in cash to be placed in his coffin.

A week later the man dies and the friends each place an envelope in the coffin. Several months later, the clergyman confesses that he only put $10,000 in the envelope and sent the rest to a mission in South America.

The doctor confesses that his envelope had only $8,000 because he donated to a medical charity.

The lawyer is outraged, "I am the only one who kept my promise to our dying friend. I want you both to know that the envelope I placed in the coffin contained my own personal check for the entire $25,000."

A new guy in town walks into a bar and notices a large jar filled to the brim with $10 bills. The man approaches the bartender and asks, "What's up with the jar?"

"Well, you pay $10, and if you pass three tests, then you get all the money."

"What are the three tests?" asks the man

"Gotta pay first."

So the guy gives him the $10 bucks, and the bartender adds it to the jar.

"OK, here's what you have to do. First, you have to drink that whole bottle of pepper tequila -- the WHOLE thing at once -- and you can't make a face while doing it. Second, there's a pit bull chained up out back with a sore tooth. You have to remove the tooth with your bare hands. Third, there is a 90-year-old woman upstairs who's never had an orgasm in her life. You gotta make things right for her."

"Well, I know I've paid my $10 bucks," says the man, "but I'm not an idiot. No wonder you've collected so much money -- that's impossible!"

The new guy proceeds to drink several whiskeys, and eventually, he gets up his nerve.

"Wherez zat teeqeelah?" he slurs.

He grabs the bottle of pepper tequila with both hands and downs it, gulp by gulp. Tears are streaming down his cheeks, but he doesn't make a face. Next, he staggers out back. Everyone in the bar hears a huge scuffle outside -- barking, yelping and growling, then silence.

Just when they think the man must be dead, he staggers back into the bar with his shirt ripped and gashes across his body.

"NOW," he says, "wherez at ol' lady with the sore tooth?"

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Ferrari 275...

The Ferrari 275 GTB was the much anticipated replacement to the iconic Ferrari’s 250 series, it was akin to being the singer who had to go on immediately after Aretha Franklin, but the 275 GTB managed it with aplomb.

As Ferrari’s new Grand Turismo, much effort was expended improving and modernising the car’s underpinnings, it was the first road car out of Maranello with four-wheel independent suspension and a rear-mounted five-speed transaxle – both of which contributed to the 275 GTBs well-earned reputation as an exceptionally sharp motor car to drive.

Each GTB was fitted with a newly designed dry-sump Colombo 60° V12 engine producing 280hp, the dry-sump allowed it to be fitted lower and slightly further back in the body – further improving centre of gravity and weight distribution. The early cars in this series featured a slightly shorter nose that was discovered to produce lift at higher speeds, so from 1965 onwards the 275’s hood was lengthened, creating the “long-nose” versions like the one you see here.

Pininfarina had been tasked with the design of the new 275 (which had been given the name due to the fact that the individual cylinder capacity was 275cc) and the construction of the body was tasked to Scaglietti who built both steel and aluminium examples.

Many consider this model to be the last of the “classic” Ferraris, it was replaced in 1968 by the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona – a car that shifted starkly away from the design of the its predecessors.

Monday, January 5, 2015

After two weeks on vacation, I need to get rid of these bags under my eyes...

I go back to work tonight. So, not only is it Monday, I am going to be working the graveyard shift as well.

Oh well, what are ya gonna do?