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Wow, Plug-In Hybrids! What Will They Think Of Next? COTD

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Something I love to witness in the car world is when someone discovers a technology they haven’t seen before and they’re absolutely stoked about it. Lithium battery jump-start packs are just everyday items for me and I thought they pretty much were normal for everyone. Then, last year I helped a man in rural Tennessee jump-start an old Toyota Tacoma. His mind was blown when I yanked out my little gray pack and got his truck going. He never knew jump packs were a thing.

I say this because this morning, Lewin wrote about someone who discovered the Jeep Wrangler 4xe, the best-selling plug-in hybrid in America. You and I may know that hybrids have gotten pretty awesome, but this person didn’t know that you could have a Jeep that’s both electric and gas with the advantages of both. It’s pretty wholesome if you ask me.

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Still, Trust Doesn’t Rust got me with this one:

“Plug-in hybrids! Well, what else have I missed? I better check the ol’ stock ticker. Let’s see…I stopped checking around September 1929…oh no…OH NO….”

Jason Snooks also got a sensible chuckle out of me:

This reminds me of the multiple people who have complimented me on my Mustang or been surprised at how quick it is for a V6.

Note: I drive a 2005 GTO.

Earlier today, Thomas wrote about how someone took a 1967 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 and crammed a GM Northstar V8 into its engine bay. That is not a typo. Personally, I love really silly engine swaps like this. They could have done an LS swap but decided to go a bit weird. It’s the kind of swap that pisses off purists and enthusiasts alike! Angrycat Meowmeow suggests I might be in the minority:

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Nothing about this is in good taste and it fails to make sense on any level. This is the type of person that puts carpet in a bathroom.

StillNotATony elaborates:

This is the kind of person who tears out tile and puts wood laminate in the bathroom without ever installing the trim. He’s not just made it dramatically worse, he didn’t even finish the job!

I’m not going to lie, I lived in a house with a carpeted bathroom and I loved it. I didn’t want to use a blacklight in there, though. Have a great evening, everyone!

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Nic Periton
Nic Periton
16 days ago

I once bought an old Pub, the flooring behind the bar was a bit sticky ( the place had not changed hands for nearly a century) so I thought I would replace the aged linoleum with new-fangled non slip vinyl. Imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered that the stuff was not Lino, it was, or had been, bright orange shag pile carpet.

I hold the memory dear, whatever deeply questionable decision I am about to make, I ask myself “is this a better or worse idea than putting orange shag pile carpet behind a bar”
Do not try this at home.

Taargus Taargus
Taargus Taargus
16 days ago

When we purchased out house, the upstairs bathroom had orange carpeting in it. It was absolutely freaking disgusting. I’ve since gutted that bathroom, and found that the previous owner carpeted right over a floor grate partially under the vanity. We always wondered why that bathroom was so warm despite seemingly no heat running directly to it.

Also explains why that bathroom always smelled like hot baked piss.

Trust Doesn't Rust
Trust Doesn't Rust
16 days ago

I am honored.

Full disclosure, there is a Simpsons reference in there. I’m not that clever.

Last edited 16 days ago by Trust Doesn't Rust
Musicman27
Musicman27
16 days ago

I remember that episode. It’s funny when you know the great depression was around then, but it’s even funnier when you know the stock market crashed the next month lol.

VanGuy
VanGuy
16 days ago

Grew up in a house with a carpeted master bathroom and carpeted kitchen. Never questioned it. They always looked clean. We still used separate mats in front of the sink and toilet in the bathroom, though.

Phuzz
Phuzz
16 days ago

How about the best of both worlds, a tiled bathroom, with a bath mat? Nice and cosy on your bare feet, but easy to keep clean and hygienic.

Michael Beranek
Michael Beranek
16 days ago
Reply to  Phuzz

^^THIS^^

Church
Church
16 days ago
Reply to  Phuzz

Wizardry!

Jb996
Jb996
16 days ago
Reply to  Phuzz

Wait, what?
Portable… Washable… Carpets!!!

How did I not know this was a thing!
/s

Lizardman in a human suit
Lizardman in a human suit
16 days ago
Reply to  Jb996

Thanks for the chuckle,folks!

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