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Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 9 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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Although that is generally true; "be thankful we're not getting all of the government we're paying for".
(attributed to Will Rogers)
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 21 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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Probably the same way we have a Lancaster (lank-iss-tər) Pennsylvania and a Lancaster (lan-kast-ər) California. Then there's my favorite; my home for the last 30 years. Pierre (pronounced peer) South Dakota. I seriously doubt that Pierre Chouteau, the French fur trader for whom the fort, and later the city, was named pronounced it "peer".
Let's not forget Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Pronounced soo-saint-muh-ree. I guess you get "soo" from sault the same way you get "peer" from Pierre.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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I don't know when Dodge/RAM started using the Jeep system, but my 2010 Dodge and my current 2019 don't have hubs that can be disengaged. The front drive shaft is always turning. In theory that causes a drop in fuel efficiency. In practice it creates smooth transition from 2wd to 4wd at any speed and fewer things to go wrong.
I had a 1983 GMC with automatic hubs that worked just fine. You pulled the lever from 2 to 4 and the hubs engaged. It took a bit of extra effort the first time but after that, while the hubs were locked, you could go between 2 and 4 effortlessly. To unlock the hubs you'd put it in 2wd and back up 16 feet. The system worked perfectly but then some engineer had a better idea. :mad: My 1988 Chevy had a different system. Put it in 4wd and the hubs engaged, put it back in 2wd and they disengaged. Perfect as long as temperatures were above freezing. In cold weather (the colder the worse it got) It took a considerable force to get it into 4wd. Sometimes, depending on temperature, about all I could muster.Once the lever finally moved it would take somewhere between a half a block and 87 miles (again, depending on temperature) for the thing to actually be in 4wd.
I'll stick with RAM, thanks.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 2 Days Ago  
Landscape Contest Rocky Scene
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Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 4 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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Ketchup was never actually mentioned.
The act that reduced funding was signed into law in 1980 by President Carter.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 5 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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That depends on the metric used. It's neither animal nor mineral; therefore, it's a vegetable. (okay, maybe stretching the point a bit. :D )
Forum: Pentax K-01 5 Days Ago  
Sigma can, why can't Pentax?
Posted By Parallax
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Like this? :D
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 5 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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We have a local packing house that put out some of the best brats I've ever had. They have several varieties but the Jamaican Jerk are my favorite. Mrs. P puts ketchup on hers. KETCHUP!!! I
I told here that's okay at home, in private, but don't do it if we're on the road. I think it's a felony in most states.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 6 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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Thou dost blaspheme!
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 6 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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Another 6 days, 1 hour, and 35 minutes and you can start counting. :lol:
Forum: General Talk 11-28-2022, 06:43 AM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By Parallax
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A woman awoke during the night to find that her husband was not in bed. She put on her robe and went downstairs. He was sitting at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee in front of him. He appeared to be in deep thought, just staring at the wall. She saw him wipe a tear from his eye and take a sip of his coffee. "What's the matter dear? Why are you down here at this time of the night?" she asked. "Do you remember twenty years ago when we were dating and you were only 16?" he asked. "Yes, I do" she replied. "Do you remember when your father caught us in the back seat of my car making love?" "Yes, I remember". "Do you remember when he shoved that shotgun in my face and said "Either you marry my daughter or spend twenty years in jail?" "Yes, I do" she said. He wiped another tear from his cheek and said "I would have gotten out today".
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 11-27-2022, 04:59 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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I'm aware of that. He's an Aussie, living in England, dissing Americans over a Mexican dish. Rather entertaining actually. :lol:
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 11-27-2022, 06:39 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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Right. How could Americans, nearly 20% of whom are Hispanic, know as much about chili (only one L, BTW ;) ) as the Brits. Thanks for the culinary education.
For next week's lesson perhaps you could tell us how menudo or burritos should be properly made.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 11-26-2022, 09:51 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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Much like diagramming a sentence you can break down words to their roots. Expert, phonetically, becomes ex: a has-been and spurt: a drip under pressure.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 11-25-2022, 01:21 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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I thought those were obsoleted a long time ago too. :D
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 11-25-2022, 10:20 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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LOL
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 11-25-2022, 07:13 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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well, the gist of it, the anti-American sentiment, came through just as with many of your posts.
Forum: General Talk 11-24-2022, 06:17 PM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By Parallax
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Why did the ghost get a ticket from the game warden?

He didn't have a haunting license.


Sorry...... :o
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 11-24-2022, 10:56 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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That's why I'm a staunch supporter of P.E.T.A. (People Eating Tasty Animals)
Forum: General Talk 11-24-2022, 09:31 AM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By Parallax
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Garage Door

The boss walked into the office one morning not knowing his zipper was down and his fly area wide open.

His assistant walked up to him and said,
'This morning when you left your house, did you close your garage door?'

The boss told her he knew he'd closed the garage door, and walked into his office puzzled by the question.

As he finished his paperwork, he suddenly noticed his fly was open, and zipped it up.

He then understood his assistant's question about his 'garage door'

He headed out for a cup of coffee and paused by her desk to ask, 'When my garage door was open, did you see my Jaguar parked in there?'

She smiled and said, 'No, I didn't. All I saw was an old minivan with two flat tires..
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 11-22-2022, 06:18 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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Let me clarify my statement. The building, in and of itself, is fine. I rather like art deco myself. It strikes me as being inappropriate for a state capitol. Think of it this way: Tie-dye t-shirts, paisley shirts, and nehru jackets have a certain charm but are not appropriate for formal wear.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 11-22-2022, 06:24 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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I'll second that. We get to Bismark a few times a year and try to see the museum on one of the trips.
As an aside; the museum is right next to the State Capitol building so besides seeing an incredible museum you'll get to see what I'm sure is the ugliest state capitol in the country.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 11-21-2022, 08:34 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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Yes, it was made by International.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 11-20-2022, 08:13 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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100, 1, .001. Meh. What's a couple of zeros, give or take? Zero is nothing, right?
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 11-20-2022, 06:05 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
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Yep. That engine was incredible. I had two trucks over the years that had it. The last was a 1995 F150. I believe that was the last year for that engine and, for reasons partly unrelated, that was the last Ford I ever owned.
A few years later I almost bought an F250 with the Powerjoke diesel. Judging from reports I read and the experience of a friend, I dodged (no pun intended) a bullet.
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