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JimZ JimZ Sep 21, 2019. 4 comments

So I saw a C8 in person

So I saw a C8 in person

Precarious position

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JimZ JimZ Sep 19, 2019. 13 comments

PSA- if you dial into a WebEx with your mobile phone

PSA- if you dial into a WebEx with your mobile phone

don’t forget to “mute” yourself when necessary

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JimZ JimZ Sep 19, 2019. 8 comments

How nature says “don’t f*** with me!"

How nature says “don’t f*** with me!"

Those glistening beads of danger juice mean “if you eat me I will hurt you.” Human beings respond “challenge accepted.”

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JimZ JimZ Sep 09, 2019. 6 comments

VFW car show pic dump

VFW car show pic dump

one of the local VFW posts hosted a car show this weekend, so thought I’d share. just took some of the more unusual sightings; I figure everyone knows what a ‘57 Chevy or ‘60s Mustang looks like.

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JimZ JimZ Sep 05, 2019. 8 comments

GMC is all about them big grilles

GMC is all about them big grilles

reading the FP review of the new Sierra HD, I couldn’t help but notice the big, blocky, upright grille (who could miss it?)

kind of reminded me of something, then I remembered what. if the headlamps were a little lower it could be the successor to the old Brigadier medium-duty truck from the ‘80s:

Funny thing is, I’d bet the Sierra has as much or more hp/torque out of the Duramax than most if...

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JimZ JimZ Aug 26, 2019. 8 comments

Hydroplane Racing in Detroit

Hydroplane Racing in Detroit

We didn’t have the Unlimited Hydroplanes this year, instead a good turnout of Grand Prix and H-350 boats from the HRL based in Quebec. So for the first time in decades, all of the racing was run by piston-powered boats (no turbines.)

The Grand Prix boats run 468 c.i. big blocks, supercharged and running on methanol. These things almost- but not quite- sound like a Top Fuel dragster when they...

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JimZ JimZ Jul 24, 2019. 2 comments

Poor HHFP

Poor HHFP

We barely got to know him.

London men fined for eating raw squirrels to protest veganism

Between the growing push to find viable (and tasty) long-term replacements for burgers and chicken…

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JimZ JimZ Jul 06, 2019. 4 comments

Greetings from lovely Madison, IN

Greetings from lovely Madison, IN

No Unlimited hydros in Detroit this year, so a bunch of us made the 5 hour trek to Madison.

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JimZ JimZ Jul 05, 2019. 16 comments

Living near a freshwater lake is like

Living near a freshwater lake is like

They’re a bit late this year, probably thanks to the cool spring.

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JimZ JimZ Jun 26, 2019. 5 comments

Bring the heat

Bring the heat

Cayennes are starting to produce. Jalapeños are right behind them. The habaneros and ghost are about a month or so behind (really slow growing.)

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JimZ JimZ Jun 17, 2019. 2 comments

First time smoking a pork shoulder

First time smoking a pork shoulder

I’d say it turned out pretty well.

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JimZ JimZ Jun 13, 2019. 13 comments

Soon, my precious

Soon, my precious

3 each jalapeño and cayenne.

Habanero, Ghost, Habanero. (Tomato plant behind them)

The heat gonna be on soon.

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JimZ JimZ Jun 03, 2019.

Mini-boatlopnik update

Mini-boatlopnik update

Raced it today and took 2nd place in the class. Not bad for a brand new boat in its first race.

These are from a test session a couple of weeks ago.

JimZ JimZ May 20, 2019. 5 comments

Finally, a nice warm day... by the ice cold St. Clair River

Finally, a nice warm day... by the ice cold St. Clair River

Nice and calm until you come round over Lake St. Clair and reach the St. Clair River, and the wind coming off of Lake Huron drops the temperature by 15 degrees or more.

That’s Canada across the river, eh?

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JimZ JimZ May 17, 2019. 7 comments

Oh great, now I want an MT-10.

Oh great, now I want an MT-10.

Got a chance to really open the -09 up last night (two-wheel therapy ;) ) and now I want more.

100 hp don’t feel like enough anymore, and I kindlof want that crossplane sound.

Doesn’t help that I really really like the new 2019 color scheme, as KTM-derived as it is...

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JimZ JimZ Apr 23, 2019. 9 comments

Man, am I old.

Man, am I old.

When I was in high school, I thought I was the edgiest of edgelords because I listened to speed/thrash metal, and even got called out by one of my stodgier teachers.

Now, Megadeth is being used to advertise for fucking iPhones.

FUCK I’M OLD

(music is Last Rites/Loved You to Deth, from Killing is My Business, and Business is Good. in case you were wondering.)

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JimZ JimZ Apr 16, 2019. 2 comments

Those funny exhaust tips on prototypes

Those funny exhaust tips on prototypes

I’ve seen comments on various articles questioning the extended exhaust tips sometimes seen on prototype cars like this:

In case anyone was curious, these are fitted to prototypes meant for fuel economy and/or emissions certification testing. The reason they use these special tips is that fuel economy is calculated via the “carbon balance” method; the amount of carbon in the exhaust stream is...

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JimZ JimZ Apr 04, 2019. 13 comments

(mini) Boatlopnik update

(mini) Boatlopnik update
(mini) Boatlopnik

this is a Stealth 45 R/C hydroplane hull made by Phil Thomas. I’m building it for the new racing…

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took a few months, but from a bare epoxy-glass hull to this:

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JimZ JimZ Apr 04, 2019. 11 comments

Seriously, Kohl's?

Seriously, Kohl's?

You couldn’t have chosen, like, literally any other university?

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JimZ JimZ Mar 28, 2019. 9 comments

See?

See?

My 2011 SuperCab next to a 2019 Crew Cab. The new one is hardly the oversized monster some people say it is.

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