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Some car terms

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Celerity, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Let's see how many of us have this in common:

    Victory Lap:
    When you show up with your ride, to say the Mall or the Movie theater, and even though you will be parking way in back, alone - you'll still do a lap in front of the doors to show off the car. You'll do it on the way out too, even though it's completely out of the way.

    Window Symmetry:
    You can't have your driver's window down half way without your passenger window down the same way. If you have a 4 door, you're hesitant to put the front windows down all the way, because the back windows may not go down as far. All windows must align.

    Seat Symmetry:
    The moment someone is out of your car, you reach over and ensure the passenger seat is slid forward and tilted to match your seat.

    Visor Symmetry:
    One can't be without the other. Both are down, even if the sun isn't over there.

    The Perfect Circle:
    Whenever you leave your car, your steering wheel is aligned straight. It simply looks better that way.

    Vacationers:
    Do you still take your faceplate with you? In the case? 12 years ago, were you the guy in the mall walking around with his pull-out? If you have a removable steering wheel does that come with you too ?

    Photographers:
    You must park your car in a visually appealing position. The wheels will be cut outward to show off the rims from all angles, but the tread on one side. Sometimes tilted within two parking spots. It's like you're posing for a magazine cover.

    Mug Shot Photographers:
    Taken to the extreme - You back your car in ALL THE TIME because the front is it's best side. Or perhaps the rear. If you own two cars of different orientation you'll be a ....

    69er:
    I park my Civic nose in, and the CRX nose out. Parked together. Always.

    Perfect timers:
    My girlfriend and I go out. I park the car, photographer style. As we're walking in she will begin counting down 3.... 2... 1.... because she knows I will turn around and behold the beauty from a far. I'll stop at the door and do it once more. Clockwork.

    Window Lickers:
    You're going out to dinner. There is a seat available against the wall. You'll wait for a window seat. Everyone knows why.

    Herder:
    When you're parking your car, and you spot a car just like yours - Even though you'll need a ride to get from the parking spot to the door ... You'll park next to it. Because you're hoping a herd will form.

    Mover and Shaker:
    You'll pass a like car, and wave. Maybe they will wave. Then you'll immediately look in your mirror to see if they hit the brakes. If they do, you hit the brakes - Maybe they want to talk! If they don't wave, and don't even acknowledge your car's similarity, you'll become enraged like your daddy doesn't love you. The nerve of them.

    The Porn-Illusioned freak:
    You're cruising in your whip. You come across an attractive member of the opposite sex, driving in the same car as yours. For a brief millisecond you think it's feasible that within the day you'll both be going at it hot and heavy. This scenario has NEVER happened, but for some reason you think it may... This time...


    -> Steve
     
  2. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I know exactly why. I do this at work even, i park in front of the building so i can walk up to the front and check out my car every now and then when I'm not busy.




    :werd: I knew I wasn't the only one that did this. I've purposely parked at the rear of the parking lot at glenbrook just because I saw an EBP Si. Came back out and it was gone though...oh well. :) :)

    :lol:
     
  3. dohch22a4

    dohch22a4 Senior Member

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    The Perfect Circle and the Window Lickers are totally me. I hate not having the wheel straight. I'm always nervous about someone fucking with my car so I always opt for the window seat and always park up front. In fact, I purposefully always park in the lower parking lot I can see from my dorm window, even if it is about twice as far away.
     
  4. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    The Gate Keeper:
    You've taken your car to a certain shop for years. They do quality work. You stand outside the garage bay and just stare at the underside of your car. You're not doing it to ensure the mechanic's honesty - You're doing it just to look at the bottom of the car. Taken to the extreme...

    Shiny People:
    The shop lets you into the bays, I mean, you HAVE to drive it onto the lift. When you get out you have a bottle of chrome polish and 2 rags. When the car is lifted, you're underneath detailing the exhaust pipe and wiping down the springs.

    Wax Voyeur:
    Automatic car washes - The ones that you haven't broken because your car is too low or too wide for the tracks - serve as maternity wards for you and those like you. You follow the car along the window, watching the car get washed. You stand right next to the guys that dry the car, cleverly showing them a $20 bill that, like a street performer, suddenly gets replaced with a $1 bill and backpalmed into your pocket.

    The Composer:
    Your speed in a parking garage is not defined by law or consideration - But merely by what RPM your exhaust note bounces off the walls in a pleasing manner. In an instant you're an acoustic engineer.

    First Day Drivers:
    Your foglights are on. There ain't no damned fog. In fact, the sun is still out. You haven't even touched your foglight switch since you installed them. Why did you even put the switch in the dash ? Because on the first day he said "Let there be LIGHT!"

    Colored Folk:
    You're standing at a coat rack, checking out two new Columbia jackets. One jacket has the features you want. The other matches your car. Come to think of it, everything you wear matches your car. (I don't even like blue)

    NASA Engineer:
    The radio you like has blue illumination. Upon purchasing it, you immediate hit the accessory shops to match your gauges to the exact blue hue. You'll turn down electronics that don't match up well with the interior. And you won't install the stereo until the rest of the gauges and colored overlays are shipped.

    Der Kommisar:
    You'll stand before your cruising buddies and describe exactly how you'll ride. You'll arrange people by color, go over exact radio commands and develop a system for hand communication and blinker use. You may even bring a few matchbox cars to visually describe how you will all fill the parking spaces, in a stacking and choreographed manner. DISMISSED !

    Romulus and Remus:
    You're soaring down the highway at 90. You come upon a car like yours, doing 65. You'll slow to 65 just to cruise together. Romulus to your Remus.

    Flotsam and Jetsam:
    You have a Honda, and your friend has the same Honda. You cruise together. He sells his, and even though you're happy with yours, you'll consider selling it as well.

    The Borg:
    Since you always find good cars for sale, your family and friends turn to you when they are buying a car. You present to them a list of cars exactly like yours. Assimilation is eminent. Resistance is futile.

    Henry XIII:
    Your girlfriend wants to buy a car. She wants a Cavalier. There is nothing you can do about it. Well, Almost nothing.

    Rasputin:
    A friend with a similar car turns to you for advice - And you tell him what to get because you want him to be a guinea pig for your mod ideas. When his mods turn out to be a flop, you've learned a lesson. A Rasputin will also convince family members and friends to buy cars that Rasputin wanted, but didn't get. That way, it's like you have bought the car. Like me talking my father into a Miata. You live vicariously through other people.

    -> Steve
     
  5. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Hello and welcome to cars anonymous
    I'm Dennis and I'm an addict or have an OCD.

    cause I always do the following

     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    :lol: :lol: :werd:
     
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    so i have a friend that took the window stops out of his back window so both front and rear could go down all the way...

    talk about addicted lol

    and so true about arranging the cars by color and how they will park... this is all my life.. lol

    EDIT: and whats with the star trek mentions
    lol
    disturbing, yet funny
    :lol:
     
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    lol, the porn one is good..........always happens to me
     
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    It's amazaing how many of these things are common habit for me... Are you watching me? :unsure:
     
  10. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Romulus and Remus were myths. The illegimitate sons of Mars and Rhea, Their paternal father Anulius cast them aside. Romulus and Remus spent their lives together (Until Romulus killed Remus to be the king of Rome)

    Rasputin was Czar Alexander's personal advisor and "magician" of sorts. Rasputin, through trickery and deceit wound up controlling Russia through the hands of Alexander. (Or was that Nicholas?)

    The Borg are Star Trek.

    Look at the local time on that post. Damn, I wrote all of that ?

    -> Steve
     
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    lol. alot of em are so true.
     
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    before i bought my hatch (i had to get the money together) i started to notice hatches everywhere.

    when i go to the mall with my buddy ( he has pontiac 600 ) as we are walking to the door i look for eg hatches and then when i see one i go " look at the little vx hatchy " or cx dx si whatever it maybe.
     
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    Damn, a lot of those are me. I love the Victory Lap. <------I ALWAYS do that one.

    I also ALWAYS do the vacationers one!!


    Good thread! :thumbsup:
     
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    dear god, we're all exactly the same aren't we?
     
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    Wow! So fucking true :worthy: B)

    The Perfect Timer i do it anytime i park my car anywhere, i always look back for a second or 2, :lol:
     
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    tab Super Moderator

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    :bo:

    True, but sometimes I try to talk them into the wagon version. Ultimate sleeper! :ph34r: Back to the Rasputin?
     
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    It was Nicholas II.
     
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    Herder:
    When you're parking your car, and you spot a car just like yours - Even though you'll need a ride to get from the parking spot to the door ... You'll park next to it. Because you're hoping a herd will form.

    definitely without a doubt
     
  19. cycloneb18c3

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    um...yea all of the above except the porn one, im guilty of.

    rice reverse:
    reversing out of your parking spot revving your engine at least 25 times.

    rice rev:
    revving your engine at somebody because they have a "hooked up car"

    flyby:
    after you race someone, especially a ricer, they will blow past you at 100mph.
     
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    my friend probally falls under every single one of those....him and his new fuckin VW R32
     
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