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What Was The Best Topshot For The Ranger Article? We Made A Bunch Of Them – Tales From The Slack

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Cyko9
Cyko9
28 days ago

The title probably pulled me to read the article the most (a jet-engine Ranger?!), but any graphic was helpful. Honestly, the truck itself looks really boring, even with all the racks and stuff. The FLIR look would’ve been fun, but the night vision text also did the job. The shades and cup version looks like a truckstop tshirt. Add an umbrella and “Life’s a Beach” and cash in!

DaChicken
DaChicken
28 days ago

The published one is very good.

I kinda like Lewin’s “Jet-Fueled” version a bit more, though, because the multi-fuel part of the story was the most interesting to me. The dark/silent mode deal with the little electric motor is still interesting, just not as much.

Freelivin2713
Freelivin2713
28 days ago

The one you published was great

Rory Wohl
Rory Wohl
28 days ago

Unfortunately, I get my Autopian fix through an RSS feed reader that, for some reason, doesn’t show the topshots. Now I will click through to see all of this beautiful effort.

Taco Shackleford
Taco Shackleford
28 days ago

I had an Albanian co-worker, who could never remember the teamwork rhyme, so he would say “teamwork makes the dream come true”. That is the phrase in my mind, and every time someone makes the rhyme I want to correct them, then I realize I’m the one that’s wrong. Inside baseball, is hard for others to understand.

Eric Smith
Eric Smith
28 days ago

So true. When I still taught school I did a ACT/SAT prep course every semester. I hated that either actually had questions that straight-up tested idioms. Idioms are often regional in their usage and also have zero reflection on anyone’s knowledge of English or academic ability. I had ESL kids who had better rhetorical and English mechanics knowledge than many college grads who would be stumped at almost any idiom, likewise native speakers who had just never been exposed.

That experience strongly reinforced the notion that you shouldn’t judge anyone based on them not knowing something and instead take it as a wonderful moment to introduce someone into the “teamwork makes the sleeping worthwhile” club.

Bleeder
Bleeder
26 days ago

I used to work with a supersmart French physicist who would say,
“I’m running around with my head cut off! Like a chicken!”

Manuel Verissimo
Manuel Verissimo
25 days ago
Reply to  Bleeder

That’s a litteral translation of a French idiom. It means to be frantically working on something but with no method, or with moving goals all the time, resulting in little progress for a lot of effort.

Mechjaz
Mechjaz
28 days ago

Top one is second place. First place is the pseudo-NVG look of the very last one (green glow, black letters) because it reminds me of this kickass stereoscopic bomber game console thing I used to have and adored.

Holy shit I found it
https://www.ebay.com/itm/383855046083
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyLtH47jK70

edit: additional link and it wasn’t stereoscopic

Last edited 28 days ago by Mechjaz
Taargus Taargus
Taargus Taargus
28 days ago

I feel like the selected top shot should have been Silent, but deadly since I get a distinct toxic fart vibe from that green cloud.

But maybe there’s no room for additional bathroom humor since the Morning Dump is so close by.

Rad Barchetta
Rad Barchetta
28 days ago

Cup topshot: What is Master Shake doing to that poor Ranger!!!

Icouldntfindaclevername
Icouldntfindaclevername
28 days ago

Personally, I like the first one, proposed by Lewin. I only one a really didn’t care for the the drink cup one.

My Goat Ate My Homework
My Goat Ate My Homework
28 days ago

yep, first one.

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