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Yeah, I see now... The signs are in strange distances and I'm also noticing that white fence with a completely different background that seems to be blocking the apparent exit of the parking lot and is cutting off part of the red car.

 

I didn't give it a good look earlier and then I focused too much on the wierd thing in the parking lot.

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Looks like a golden man in part of it.


Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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Yeah it looks like they threw in a few extras, but honestly it isn't that far off from most roadside stops I've seen across the country. I just don't get it as a joke. Like, you have hundreds of miles of open country and then you get one cluster of food and gas stops out in the middle of nowhere because it is a massive country. Is there a joke in there somewhere? 

 

Looking at a google image search, I don't think they threw in anything other than the cornucopia and dogs.

 

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The weirdest thing for me at rest stops/gas stations in Europe, and I dunno how widespread this is, was putting money in a tray/dish or on the counter and not handing it directly to the cashier. I think out of a dozen or so stops maybe one person took the money that I handed them and they looked at me funny as they did it. But most people looked at me funny so that's neither here nor there.


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Yeah it looks like they threw in a few extras, but honestly it isn't that far off from most roadside stops I've seen across the country. I just don't get it as a joke. Like, you have hundreds of miles of open country and then you get one cluster of food and gas stops out in the middle of nowhere because it is a massive country. Is there a joke in there somewhere? 

 

Looking at a google image search, I don't think they threw in anything other than the cornucopia and dogs.

 

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Joke is on American consumerism, perhaps ?


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How do you do a Google image search? Ive tried opening a new window and dragging a picture to the url bar but it never works.


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Well, here you need to quote the post in BBCode mode to the URL (well, that is one way to do it. Then can just paste that in the URL section of "Search by Image" at images.google.com. Should find visually similar images, etc.

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I just right click on the image and it has an option, but I'm using Chrome.

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It works, thanks Malc!

 

Dunno what I was doing before...I think I literally tried to drag pictures into the url bar. :lol:


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I don't know where it was taken but the when was at least 10 years ago. Taco Bell does not use the logo anymore.


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^Assuming that part of the picture wasn't edited, gas didn't cost that much 10 years ago did it?

 

EDIT: I guess it was:

 

The 2008 gas crisis hit its peak one month later with prices averaging $4.11 per gallon. By August, the cost fell to $3.74 and continued to fall until the price averaged $2.07 just after Election Day in November, when Mr. Obama was elected president. Mar 21, 2012


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The weirdest thing for me at rest stops/gas stations in Europe, and I dunno how widespread this is, was putting money in a tray/dish or on the counter and not handing it directly to the cashier. I think out of a dozen or so stops maybe one person took the money that I handed them and they looked at me funny as they did it. But most people looked at me funny so that's neither here nor there.

A central European concept, it's considered dirty/unsanitary to touch while exchanging cash. Due to the frequency of such exchanges.

 

It's not so widespread in the north, but we dislike physical contact in all other context however :)

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First For Finland: Lincoln Welcomes Partner Nation Pilot

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Allen Lee USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs

 

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- A Finnish Air Force pilot made history for his country by becoming the first to land an F/A-18C Hornet on a United States aircraft carrier, March 17.
 
Capt. Juha "Stallion" Jrvinen preformed an arrested landing on the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and is currently attached to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101 to become qualified as a pilot instructor.
 
To successfully land an F/A-18C on an aircraft carrier, pilots must hook on to one of four wires located on the flight deck. The goal is to catch the third wire, giving pilots the best and safest chance to land. 
 
When Jrvinen was asked about his landing aboard Abraham Lincoln, his face lit up as he reflected on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. 
 
"It was pretty intense," said Jrvinen. "I was extremely happy because I knew I actually caught the wire when I felt the sensation of rapidly slowing down, but at the same time I was a little disappointed because I caught the second wire and not the third." 
 
Before landing on an aircraft carrier, Jrvinen had to complete the same training that Navy and Marine Corps pilots undergo.
 
"We put him through the same repetitions of fuel carrier landing practice events that all students go through," said Maj. Shane Bursae, an instructor for VMFAT 101. "The purpose of this is so that when he does move on to teach students in the Finnish Air Force, he has knowledge and first-hand experience of what he is teaching." 
 
Jrvinen shared his thoughts on going through the training and working with the instructors.
 
"The training is very valuable to me," said Jrvinen. "The way they fly is so different to what I'm used to, and I think the instructors figured out the perfect syllabus to train students."
 
Bursae was on the flight deck observing when Jrvinen landed for the first time.
 
"Seeing it happen, I was absolutely excited," said Bursae. "Having done it myself, I was happy that he could share in the challenge of it, but also the excitement of everything that goes with shipboard operations."
 
Jrvinen is a part of the first pilot exchange between the United States Marine Corps and the Finnish Air force. He was hand-selected for the program by his superiors for his work ethic. Flying in the Finnish Air Force for 15 years and instructing for the last five, he has earned every qualification available as a Finnish pilot.
 
This program not only allows officers from the United States and Finland to build and improve upon their pilot training programs, it also strengthens the partnerships between these two countries and their military services. 
 
"I think the program is a really good opportunity to see how other countries' pilots operate and train," said United States Marine Corps Capt. Michael Harp, the pilot schedules officer for VMFAT 101. "It's also cool from a cultural stand point to work with pilots from another country."
Jrvinen plans to take his newly gained skills back to the Finnish Air Force and share his knowledge to his Finnish counterparts.
 
"I'm excited to bring back a lot of real experience," said Jrvinen. "Not theory, but real life training experience. Now this is all reality to me, and I have a better understanding of the big picture."
 
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Bravo Zulu, Finland.
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Air travel has been ruff lately for dogs. First United kills one and then exports another. Now Delta is saying "Hold my beer" http://www.fox5ny.com/news/delta-sends-dog-to-multiple-wrong-cities

 

I wonder if they are racking up frequent flyer miles?


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I cant for the life of me figure out why that dog died in the overhead bin. Its not airtight. Its dark, quiet, temperature controlled, the dog was in its carrier...what the hell?


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I cant for the life of me figure out why that dog died in the overhead bin. Its not airtight. Its dark, quiet, temperature controlled, the dog was in its carrier...what the hell?

Brachycephalic dogs have difficulty breathing under some circumstances. But I think stress was likely to root cause.

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Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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Loyola Chicago Cuts Off Comedian Hannibal Buress's Mic After Politically Incorrect Performance: http://reason.com/blog/2018/03/21/hannibal-buress-loyola-chicago

 

Edit: Here is another story in that vein: https://www.yahoo.com/news/no-laughing-matter-china-regulator-bans-tv-parodies-052528200.html

 

I will allow Duckman to handle the commentary for me. Man was that show underrated.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knIroVvPZU4

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"I care nothing for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it"

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First For Finland: Lincoln Welcomes Partner Nation Pilot

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Allen Lee USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs 

 

Capt. Juha "Stallion" Jrvinen

 

Järvinen. It's Järvinen. Or Jaervinen for the uncultured barbarians who haven't understood the greatness of "ä". Don't just ignore it mister Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Llen Lee.

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Heh, I was "ships company" back in the day on the USS Abraham Lincoln.


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Heh, I was "ships company" back in the day on the USS Abraham Lincoln.

 

Back in the day being when? My dad did serve on the USS Abraham Lincolin during the first Gulf War.

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During GW1 (89'-91') I was stationed on the USS Enterprise. Afterwards she was going into dry dock in Virginia so I "cross decked" to the USS Abraham Lincoln, which was just commissioned, and rode her back to Alameda, CA. I guess it was around 91-92', but unfortunately I'm not a plankowner. ;(


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How about that? Gfted1 and smjjames's father served together. Which, on a carrier, is the equivalent of saying they lived in the same town at the same time. But still....

 

I don't know why, because I don't know how old smjjames actually is but that makes me feel old.


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How about that? Gfted1 and smjjames's father served together. Which, on a carrier, is the equivalent of saying they lived in the same town at the same time. But still....

 

I don't know why, because I don't know how old smjjames actually is but that makes me feel old.

 

34 if you want to know.

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How about that? Gfted1 and smjjames's father served together. Which, on a carrier, is the equivalent of saying they lived in the same town at the same time. But still....

 

I don't know why, because I don't know how old smjjames actually is but that makes me feel old.

 

34 if you want to know.

 

LOL, OK, I don't feel so bad now. You were around then. I was there with the 3rd MAW in '91 same as your Dad & Gifted. It does not seem so long ago but of course, it was.


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