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04-02-2014, 11:29 AM   #7951
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Now I do and I want one--great camera case!
The Kangoo will carry one of these easy (plus other gear) ... just don't point it out the window as you drive by



Also, people sometimes "slow down" around my blue Kangoo, because the French Gendarmerie drive the same vehicles ... I always wanted to add a big white stripe on the side, but my wife said "nyet" ...



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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
The Kangoo will carry one of these easy (plus other gear) ... just don't point it out the window as you drive by



Also, people sometimes "slow down" around my blue Kangoo, because the French Gendarmerie drive the same vehicles ... I always wanted to add a big white stripe on the side, but my wife said "nyet" ...
A blue plastic bubble gum machine on the top can be secured with a magnet inside the gum balls, locking it to the Kangoo roof. If available bubble gum machines only are clear plastic, fill with blue marbles. Do Not Use blue M&Ms unless you plan on moving to the Scottish Highlands, where Kerrowdown celebrates the annual sunny day with street photog of orange roller suitcases.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
Now I do and I want one--great camera case!
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7,952 posts and 167,051 views on Kangoo cars and gun cameras?

Well. Anyone interested in Photographic Astrology?

Or has that subject already passed by on this surrealistic scene?

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That may be the only subject that hasn't been discussed in this thread.
04-02-2014, 05:57 PM   #7956
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My HHR is under the ignition switch recall, and when I emailed GM customer service to see about getting the recall expedited they arranged for a rental car at their expense instead. I was given a 2012 Chevy Malibu from Avis, and GM is paying for it.


After picking up the rental car and getting home I get a call from Avis asking me to come back because the previous person that had it (I got it right away) had forgotten their concealed carry weapon in it. Seriously? Take that permit away from them!


I looked in the center console, and sure enough, there was a small Taurus 380 semi auto pistol in there. I didn't look at the model. I ejected the magazine and racked the slide to eject the one they left in the chamber. They were using steel cased rounds, which is fine in some guns for target practice, but I certainly wouldn't use them as my primary defense rounds.


Still, I went back, and the guy from Avis met me, I told him what I did and he joked about I should have fired off a couple. I handed him the weapon and then the magazine, and said he could rack the slide and see it was empty. He didn't. To me that is a safety concern, because you ALWAYS check to see if the weapon is loaded, even if you are told it is not. Ohh well, strange things today!
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I have a problem withthe fact that it was in the console. When you carry a weapon, CARRY it. If maintaining possession and control of it is too much of an inconvenience, leave it home.
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I agree. When I carry it is on me and accessible, yet concealed. If I feel the need to take one to the range, but I do not feel like carrying then it is in a case. Still, I can't for the life of me figure out how in the world someone forgot their weapon!

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QuoteOriginally posted by waterfall Quote
A blue plastic bubble gum machine on the top can be secured with a magnet inside the gum balls, locking it to the Kangoo roof. If available bubble gum machines only are clear plastic, fill with blue marbles. Do Not Use blue M&Ms unless you plan on moving to the Scottish Highlands, where Kerrowdown celebrates the annual sunny day with street photog of orange roller suitcases.
OK ... now this thread has passed all the limits for me ... the "K" bomb has been dropped ... Kerrowdown ALERT !!! J

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7,952 posts and 167,051 views on Kangoo cars and gun cameras?

Well. Anyone interested in Photographic Astrology?

Or has that subject already passed by on this surrealistic scene?
Do any of your astrology formations which look like bacon, cheese or hociR ... we have not talk about those in a while ... J

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ztrejfer Quote
Well. Anyone interested in Photographic Astrology?

Or has that subject already passed by on this surrealistic scene?
QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
That may be the only subject that hasn't been discussed in this thread.
It was discussed, but in the alternate reality that occasionally intersects this one. That reality where the hociR is called "Ricoh" is even stranger than this one.



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QuoteOriginally posted by VoiceOfReason Quote
My HHR is under the ignition switch recall, and when I emailed GM customer service to see about getting the recall expedited they arranged for a rental car at their expense instead. I was given a 2012 Chevy Malibu from Avis, and GM is paying for it.


After picking up the rental car and getting home I get a call from Avis asking me to come back because the previous person that had it (I got it right away) had forgotten their concealed carry weapon in it. Seriously? Take that permit away from them!


I looked in the center console, and sure enough, there was a small Taurus 380 semi auto pistol in there. I didn't look at the model. I ejected the magazine and racked the slide to eject the one they left in the chamber. They were using steel cased rounds, which is fine in some guns for target practice, but I certainly wouldn't use them as my primary defense rounds.


Still, I went back, and the guy from Avis met me, I told him what I did and he joked about I should have fired off a couple. I handed him the weapon and then the magazine, and said he could rack the slide and see it was empty. He didn't. To me that is a safety concern, because you ALWAYS check to see if the weapon is loaded, even if you are told it is not. Ohh well, strange things today!
There ya go...an example of both responsible and intelligent gun ownership. Perhaps universal weapons training is a good idea after all.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Also, people sometimes "slow down" around my blue Kangoo, because the French Gendarmerie drive the same vehicles ... I always wanted to add a big white stripe on the side, but my wife said "nyet" ...
Those Russians never let us have any fun! When my wife's uncle visited us in Grenoble, he was amazed (coming from New Orleans) that it seemed none of the cops were fat. I had to explain that the Gendarmes are part of the army, and that the smaller towns had the porc-flic!

BTW, I don't think I would've slowed down near your car. Due to my wife's employer at the time, we had green license plates on our little Subaru (Europeans will get this: most EU plates are white and blue or yellow, but green means "tax exempt," and is usually a diplomatic car). When I first picked them up at the shop, the guy told me I could park on the lawn of the Hotel de Ville and not get a ticket! I did see the flash of the speed cameras on the A7 many times, and never heard a peep about it... good times!

Also, if you Americans want a Kangoo, the closest you can get is a Ford Transit Connect. Pretty expensive for what it is, too!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ztrejfer Quote
7,952 posts and 167,051 views on Kangoo cars and gun cameras?

Well. Anyone interested in Photographic Astrology?

Or has that subject already passed by on this surrealistic scene?
I usually won't buy a K-3 unless the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars...

DO those Kangoos come in a 4 wheel drive version?
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I usually won't buy a K-3 unless the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars...
...... so peace will guide the Pentax, and love will steer the (DA)stars?
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... I did see the flash of the speed cameras on the A7 many times, and never heard a peep about it... good times! ...
Oh, now I hate you ... ... I have never been flashed (knock wood), but got a "random pull over" at a roundabout for a breath-analyzer test coming home last year from summer vacation and about thirty miles from home ... negative since never drink before hitting the road. First time I had ever been stopped in France. J
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Oh, now I hate you ... ... I have never been flashed (knock wood), but got a "random pull over" at a roundabout for a breath-analyzer test coming home last year from summer vacation and about thirty miles from home ... negative since never drink before hitting the road. First time I had ever been stopped in France. J
And that's how they will know you aren't native-born!

BTW, found an old pic of the "bulletproof green gremlin." 38 ftw!



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DO those Kangoos come in a 4 wheel drive version?
At least some do:



Wow, what a dramatic difference in photography between those images! Mine was shot with a Canon 300D and the 18-55 kit lens (man, did it suck) and that 4x4 Kangoo is from a Casio EX-Z22 point-n-shoot.

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