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    Topic at hand . . In the end, the "New Car Smell" had nothing to do with it, other than the Judge commented that it was a "Cowardly defense" . .

    A first offense, for a first time offender? He got pretty much what anyone else would have gotten, had they hired a first rate lawyer . .

    Gannett's sentence also prohibits Erzinger from driving a car for one year, and he has the option of either completing 60 days of work release in county jail or doing 45 straight days of charitable work which would require he take a leave of absence from work. He is also required to make a charitable donation and pay court costs and fines.
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    A friend owned a special limited edition low serial number Mercedes that was owned by Constantine the Great (or would have owned or something like that). He would baby it and use the best oils and spices and lotions available at prices were a straight across trade for their weight in gold.

    Everyday the hour long ritual was performed when he came home. On with the coveralls, the factory maintenance manual and owners manual followed to the letter.

    In my hazy recollection I do remember he lavished upon her a substance akin to an expensive skin lotion that had new car smell .

    Then the fuel pump went out.

    My friend was so betrayed. His car demanded a pump that was beyond any reasonable demand by a lover. My friend had no idea his car was so unfair and ungrateful after all the attention, affection, massages and visits to the beauty shop lavished upon it.

    He anguished over the relationship as he was not a shallow nor fickle man (and of course Boulder is the land of relationship research and classes !! ), and finally decided the car never loved him so the relationship was doomed from the start.

    He bought some used beater and last I saw of him they were happy and all was fine. ♪♫♫♪...If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life...♪♪♫♫

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    His car demanded a pump that was beyond any reasonable demand by a lover.
    Heh, heh . . The cost of a fuel pump in the average automobile today costs at least as much as a Las Vegas Hooker . . The low end is usually somewhere around $500 and the upper can be as much as $1800 . . 99% of the fuel pumps in todays automobiles (dating back to about 1988) are specific pressure set submersible modules, usually containing the Fuel level sensor, as well as other information seeking sensors, depending upon the year and complexity of the computer systems on board.

    Not to mention the full tank of gasoline you usually have when the fuel pump shoots craps . . It's not just the cost of a full tank of Gas, but the labor to drain it, remove and replace the fuel tank, charge you for 5 gallons of gasoline to test and restart the car (where did the gas they drained out go, you wonder?) and then when you get it back, you have to go fill it up again. At $3 a gallon that, in itself is a dinger to the wallet.

    The Electronic Fuel Pump in today's automobiles can go from "Neat" to "Nightmare" in one instant . . Don't ever run your fuel tank dry! While one time won't necessarily ruin it, it won't do it any good . . and a couple of times turns it to junk and you into a pedestrian . . Y'see, a submersible pump uses the gasoline that flows through it as a coolant . . and when your sensor lights up the warning light on your dash, chances are the fuel level is below the sides of the pump in the tank . . so the outside is open to the air around it and the only coolant left is what flows through it . . when that stops, that little pump will get pretty hot before you decide to quit trying to start a car that won't run and turn the key off . . . And heat is the enemy of all little electric motors . . Soon, you will find out how expensive not stopping for gasoline can get . .

    So, replacement of a fuel pump can be beyond any reasonable demand, lover or not . . It's no longer an $18 part bolted on the side of the block . .
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    Marriott to go pornless

    Last time I stayed at the Marriott I asked the desk clerk,"I hope you have disabled porn on the TV in my room". She called me a "sick puppy", whatever that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Swelk View Post
    Marriott to go pornless

    Last time I stayed at the Marriott I asked the desk clerk,"I hope you have disabled porn on the TV in my room". She called me a "sick puppy", whatever that is.
    I'm not weighing in on the accuracy of what she called you, just providing a definition of the slang term "sick puppy."

    According to the Urban Dictionary:

    sick puppy

    (n) a mentally disturbed, insane, or attention-seaking person that does or says revolting, disgusting, or bizarre things.
    OR
    a person who says or does twisted or gross things (but is not necessarily insane)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Nattering View Post
    I'm not weighing in on the accuracy of what she called you, just providing a definition of the slang term "sick puppy."
    WELL.....maybe I misunderstood and she said slick puppy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Swelk View Post
    WELL.....maybe I misunderstood and she said slick puppy.
    Very likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Swelk View Post
    Y'know, 3 years old is too young to go to school . . Pre school, pre-pre school, whatever . . The Mom should still be being the mom, the basic teacher . .

    Pre School is the year or less before Kindergarten . . Period!
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