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What are some stupid things people spend time and money doing?


By rai

77 days ago



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#101 32 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

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This is what I came to say. People buying 1K cars, loading it with $10K worth of wheels, bling, and stereo, and still having a POS car that's now worth even less. The worst is when they take a decent car and stick those butt ugly as hell aftermarket spoilers on them.

#102 31 days ago

Those Sisyphus tables look so cool! I had forgotten about those.

I have a newly found appreciation for kinetic art since I more or less stole a kinetic metal sculpture by one Clayton Whitehouse by spotting it in an online auction lot, sitting among other stuff behind a basement bar, when apparently no one else did.

Imagine waiting to bid at the last minute on a lot sitting at your last bid of $10, wondering how high to go ($500? More? It's worth something like two grand!) and watching in disbelief as the auction closes with NO ONE ELSE BIDDING! Whoo-hoo! doesn't begin to describe it!

I could even claim that the rest of the lot was worth the ten bucks, so the sculpture was free!

The auction company really dropped the ball on this thing. It should have been a highlighted item, but sitting on a busy, mirrored bar shelf effectively hid it, except from me! (The old lady whose house it was must not have been around to point it out, either.)

Here's the main pic for the lot:
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And the solo pic, also from the auction website:
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Still hard to see how cool it is, right?

After I got it home:

#103 31 days ago

That's pretty cool Dan. Fun story and a cool piece of art.

#104 31 days ago
Quoted from shavenyak:

This is what I came to say. People buying 1K cars, loading it with $10K worth of wheels, bling, and stereo, and still having a POS car that's now worth even less. The worst is when they take a decent car and stick those butt ugly as hell aftermarket spoilers on them.

Yeah. 20's, no. 16 inch wheel and big tires, thats the way.

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