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PBNA-Boosher
04-09-2005, 11:12 AM
It's mine, my own! My precious....

PBNA-Boosher
04-09-2005, 11:12 AM
It's mine, my own! My precious....

BuzzU
04-09-2005, 11:21 AM
Does putting OT in the title mean you can say anything you want on this forum?

PBNA-Boosher
04-09-2005, 11:29 AM
Quite generally, yes.

3.JG51_BigBear
04-09-2005, 11:34 AM
Now you can look forward to your first ticket. Oh how I remember that magical day five years ago, the flashing lights, the $75 fine, having to tell my parents..."Memories, they may be beautiful, yet... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif"

Congrats.

tsisqua
04-09-2005, 11:53 AM
Congrats, Boosher http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Lighten up, Buzz . . .

Don't you remember what it was like to be able to drive legaly for the first time?

Tsisqua

HelSqnProtos
04-09-2005, 11:57 AM
Like we care kid.....

BuzzU
04-09-2005, 12:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tsisqua:
Congrats, Boosher http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Lighten up, Buzz . . .

Don't you remember what it was like to be able to drive _legaly_ for the first time?

Tsisqua <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not really. It was 46 years ago.

Chuck_Older
04-09-2005, 12:04 PM
HelsqnProtos, you don't speak for everyone, stop pretending that you do. You certainly don't speak for me, so hush it

All of the guys in this thread probably wet their pants when /IF they got their license


Congrats, Boosher. If your driving experience doesn't include merging onto a major highway yet, get an experienced driver to show you how it's done, with you in the passenger seat, before you try. I don't mean a two lane each way highway, I mean a real-deal 4 lane each way with traffic that won't let you in. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

BuzzU
04-09-2005, 12:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
HelsqnProtos, you don't speak for everyone, stop pretending that you do. You certainly don't speak for me, so hush it

All of the guys in this thread probably wet their pants when /IF they got their license


Congrats, Boosher. If your driving experience doesn't include merging onto a major highway yet, get an experienced driver to show you how it's done, with you in the passenger seat, before you try. I don't mean a two lane each way highway, I mean a real-deal 4 lane each way with traffic that won't let you in. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not hardly. I started driving at 10 years old on a farm. I was racing cars at 16.

Mackane1
04-09-2005, 12:19 PM
Now maybe he'll get outta' the house a little more instead of wasting his teen years on these forums. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

p1ngu666
04-09-2005, 12:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mackane1:
Now maybe he'll get outta' the house a little more instead of wasting his teen years on these forums. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

yeah thats gonna happen http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

nice one mate http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

i havent driven since i passed my test, ages ago (no money or real need for a car)

Jasko76
04-09-2005, 12:33 PM
Congrats m8! Drive sensibly and take care of your self and your life is about to change. License and a car is FREEDOM!

Cops pulled me over this week, I was doing 50 km/h but speed limit was 30 km/h, in front of a school. They were in a good mood I guess as they let me go with a warning. Phew! I was expecting a major fine.

ploughman
04-09-2005, 01:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Not really. It was 46 years ago. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Back when people had respect and didn't drift off topic. Pesky kids nowadays, no respect for what a forum supposed to be about and always telling us about themselves and stuff we don't wanna know. What the hell do they think this is, some kind of gosh darned community?

By the way, good for you Boosher and you're just what the world needs...another noob in a car.

Jasko76
04-09-2005, 01:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ploughman:
By the way, good for you Boosher and you're just what the world needs...another noob in a car. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Skip the attitude, dude. What the hell were you when you started driving? Schumacher?

robban75
04-09-2005, 02:17 PM
Congrats Boosher! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif I took my drivers license last year. Just 10 years later than I had expected.

han freak solo
04-09-2005, 02:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
I don't mean a two lane each way highway, I mean a real-deal 4 lane each way with traffic that won't let you in. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

During rush hour...on a motorcycle...less than 450cc... "Can I have a new pair of pants please?"

AlmightyTallest
04-09-2005, 03:42 PM
Ahhh, I remember like it was yesterday.. 13 years ago... The freedom, the exitement, the skidding downhill and tumbling over and over with the windows breaking all round me.. Then the fire with the state trooper telling me how very lucky I was...

Boosher, congratulations on becoming a bonified driver http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Just make sure you always wear your seat belt because they do save lives, like mine http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

boxduty
04-09-2005, 03:57 PM
I've also just passed my test (the wrong side of forty...)
You guys sure know how to placate....

LStarosta
04-09-2005, 04:30 PM
Now all you need is a muscle car.

ElektroFredrik
04-09-2005, 04:44 PM
Congratulations Boosher! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Just remember to follow the speed limit when
in range of policemen, speed camera, radar
and laser guns and you'll do fine. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Chuck_Older
04-09-2005, 05:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BuzzU:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
HelsqnProtos, you don't speak for everyone, stop pretending that you do. You certainly don't speak for me, so hush it

All of the guys in this thread probably wet their pants when /IF they got their license


Congrats, Boosher. If your driving experience doesn't include merging onto a major highway yet, get an experienced driver to show you how it's done, with you in the passenger seat, before you try. I don't mean a two lane each way highway, I mean a real-deal 4 lane each way with traffic that won't let you in. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not hardly. I started driving at 10 years old on a farm. I was racing cars at 16. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's great! But you were still excited to do it, is my point. No reason to give the guy a hard time. You and I are kings of OT, let Boosher have his excitement

Chuck_Older
04-09-2005, 05:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LStarosta:
Now all you need is a muscle car. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Something like this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/GS.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

LStarosta
04-09-2005, 05:09 PM
I totalled my first supercharged Shelby GT500KR at age 12. True story.

-HH- Beebop
04-09-2005, 05:14 PM
Congrats Boosh! I DO remember when I could first legally drive......30 some years ago.

Just be careful. I'm fairly sure you'll be a good driver but remember that very few of the other bozos on the road are. Sometimes I think they got their license as a two-fer deal.
"Here ya' go son. One fishin' license and a complimentary drivin' license."

Remember to NEVER drive drunk or under the influence. (Not that you would but....).

Friends don't let friends drive drunk.

Be the designated driver whenever possible.

You have been given the power of life and death. Use it wisely.

JG7_Rall
04-09-2005, 05:15 PM
Nice! Be sure to update us on when you get your first scrotum hair!!

Jasko76
04-09-2005, 05:16 PM
Nah, musclecars are wasted on fresh drivers. This is what he needs:

http://www.rallybc.com/photos/2002/mrc/mitch1/Mazda323.jpg

ploughman
04-09-2005, 05:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Skip the attitude, dude. What the hell were you when you started driving? Schumacher? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

What do you mean skip the attitude? I never did get a driving license and I really do hate cars and what they've done to communities where I live. I don't drive, never have done and never will. I go in a car about twice a year and I understand that anyone in north America'll starve to death if they don't drive, but not where I'm from. I find it loathsome that people have the right to drive one ton metal boxes at thirty miles an hour through my town and I have to get out of the way in fear of my life when they do. Having said that I really do think the DB-9 is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.

Chuck_Older
04-09-2005, 05:40 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LStarosta:
I totalled my first supercharged Shelby GT500KR at age 12. True story. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, I really did wreck that car in my picture 13 days after my 18th birthday. I sent a van to the great boneyard in the sky with it back in '89 (the pic was from 2002 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ). I bought it with money I saved plus some highschool graduation dough, and true to many teenager's musclecar stories, I smacked into almost the very first thing I saw http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Chuck_Older
04-09-2005, 05:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG7_Rall:
Nice! Be sure to update us on when you get your first scrotum hair!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Me? Last wednesday. Why?

carguy_
04-09-2005, 05:49 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
I know what you feel.The need to get where you want in few minutes finally will be legally fulfilled.The mobility is the case,oh yes!And if you got something nice,those smiling girls will take you for an agile grown person heheh

I was a terrible test subject myself.However I drive 3 years and no ticket.Though I catch myself wondering away over the wheel few times a week.I drive very slowly,you rarely catch me doing more than 50mph.

I wish you to not be next of those youngsters making your car dreams come true in the city area where there are actually others driving their cars.My uncle died @18 that way.

Keep that in mind when you drive please.

LStarosta
04-09-2005, 06:54 PM
Yeah... Driving is sweet. Especially if you drive muscle cars. True story.

Jasko76
04-09-2005, 07:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ploughman:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Skip the attitude, dude. What the hell were you when you started driving? Schumacher? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

What do you mean skip the attitude? I never did get a driving license and I really do hate cars and what they've done to communities where I live. I don't drive, never have done and never will. I go in a car about twice a year and I understand that anyone in north America'll starve to death if they don't drive, but not where I'm from. I find it loathsome that people have the right to drive one ton metal boxes at thirty miles an hour through my town and I have to get out of the way in fear of my life when they do. Having said that I really do think the DB-9 is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry man! I thought you were mocking Boosher because he just got his license and is inexperienced as a driver.

As for the environmental side of the cars - I agree with you. It's time we start looking for alternative and enviromentaly friendly fuels or we're in deep poo. We already are actually. But would I bee willing to get rid of my car and never drive again? Not likely. I will gladly embrace any new technology that polutes less, but untill then the best I can do is drive an economic car.

BuzzU
04-09-2005, 07:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BuzzU:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
HelsqnProtos, you don't speak for everyone, stop pretending that you do. You certainly don't speak for me, so hush it

All of the guys in this thread probably wet their pants when /IF they got their license


Congrats, Boosher. If your driving experience doesn't include merging onto a major highway yet, get an experienced driver to show you how it's done, with you in the passenger seat, before you try. I don't mean a two lane each way highway, I mean a real-deal 4 lane each way with traffic that won't let you in. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not hardly. I started driving at 10 years old on a farm. I was racing cars at 16. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's great! But you were still excited to do it, is my point. No reason to give the guy a hard time. You and I are kings of OT, let Boosher have his excitement <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Who gave him a hard time? You seem way more upset than him. I was talking about OT topics, and said nothing about him getting a licence. You're the one who jumped in with the insults.

civildog
04-09-2005, 07:21 PM
And remember this important tip:

Throwing handfuls of tinfoil "chaff" out your sunroof to spoof the radar/ladar gun as you tear past it doesn't have the same effect it does in LOMAC.

LStarosta
04-09-2005, 07:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CivilDog:
And remember this important tip:

Throwing handfuls of tinfoil "chaff" out your sunroof to spoof the radar/ladar gun as you tear past it doesn't have the same effect it does in LOMAC. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I tried explaining to the state trooper that I wasn't littering, but merely driving defensively!

civildog
04-09-2005, 07:41 PM
Those Staters have no sense of humor at all. I think it gets beaten out of them in thier academy.

PBNA-Boosher
04-09-2005, 07:49 PM
Well, my parent's cars are fine for now, what really ticks me off is that I'm taking flight lessons at the same time, and expect to get that license soon too. That's cool, but sometimes I get confused. Do I land on the right of the runway and drive in the middle of the road, or is it the other way around? And in terms of right-of-way, do helicopters have preference over cars?

civildog
04-09-2005, 07:53 PM
RED means "stop"
GREEN means "go"
YELLOW means "you'd better hurry up or you'll miss the light"

HelSqnProtos
04-09-2005, 08:19 PM
Chuck do us all a favour and stfu. Since when did this become the OT forum. This is a Flight Sim General Discussion area. I don't give a flying fook about some kids liscence or whether you were excited or not. Seems like that has been a recurring theme in you life. Too much excitement. Premature ejaculator.

HotelBushranger
04-09-2005, 09:55 PM
Ffs, have a sense of humour @rsehole. Just because everybody else in this forum isn't 50 ys old and owns their own country, doesn't mean you can beat them because they're excited. How would you like it if when YOU got your license and your parents just went 'Thats great. Now stfu' ?

Forums are places for people to discuss things. Let them discuss things without bl00dy critisicing them.


Boosher, thats great. What sorta ride you got? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

HotelBushranger
04-09-2005, 09:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>And remember this important tip:

Throwing handfuls of tinfoil "chaff" out your sunroof to spoof the radar/ladar gun as you tear past it doesn't have the same effect it does in LOMAC. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LMAO that's a beauty!

HelSqnProtos
04-09-2005, 10:04 PM
Hotel stfu! biotch.

I love you punks, everyone is tough on the net.

Cess-SGTRoc
04-09-2005, 10:54 PM
Good job, now you are on your way to being on your own for real.
And it feels nice. Oh and be carefull out there, it is a crazy place on the road. Some people drive like they fly on here,and that is not good. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

civildog
04-10-2005, 12:37 AM
Yes, you do want to be careful out there. I'm what is called a "professional" driver and have been driving motorcycles and cars of various types for around 25 years. Sometimes I drive at high speeds in fairly congested traffic. While during that time I have never caused an accident I have had been in uncounted close calls and near misses by other drivers (especially on my bikes), and have had four accidents by idiots plowing into my car.

The last one involved a woman trying to park her minivan in my lap last Thanksgiving after she blew through a stop sign at 35MPH. If it hadn't been for my professional experience (and the former police Impala I was in) I most likely would be dead or pretty thoroughly mangled. If I had been in my Taurus POV I probably would have been dead regardless.

As it was I have only been able to be back at work for about 4 weeks now and I don't remember December or much of January at all. I have to read the report and look at the photos to even remember most of the accident. The last thing I remember of it was seeing her hood ornament at about eye-level and hitting my side mirror.

Morons abound so remember to drive for them, too and you'll live longer. Being proactive on the road also makes for a more enjoyable driving experience. Look ahead and think about what's going on around you instead of just running on autopilot like 90% of the drivers out there do.

WTE_Ibis
04-10-2005, 01:06 AM
Let's know Boosh when you try out the back seat m8. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Monson74
04-10-2005, 03:18 AM
Congrats m8! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Take good care (I'm sure you've heard that before) - things can go wrong rather quickly. A few months ago I helped pulling a guy out of the the Peugeot he had crashed into a minivan. I had just crossed the street in the city I live in when: BANG-ZIP-SPOING! - right behind me - debris all over the street & two cars that looked like they were about to eat eachother. The young couple from the van got out but the other guy was stuck & black smoke came from the front. He was heavy & it took three guys to pull him out. Both vehicles were completely burnt out before the police & paramedics arrived.

HotelBushranger
04-10-2005, 07:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Hotel stfu! biotch.

I love you punks, everyone is tough on the net. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oooh, what about your previous posts about 'We don't care"? Haardcore man, hardcore!

LEBillfish
04-10-2005, 08:06 AM
Congratulations Boosher....Just remember this one little tip though...

Drive as fast as the car can possibly go, it's much safer that way as you spend less time on the road http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

LStarosta
04-10-2005, 08:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by HelSqnProtos:
Chuck do us all a favour and stfu. Since when did this become the OT forum. This is a Flight Sim General Discussion area. I don't give a flying fook about some kids liscence or whether you were excited or not. Seems like that has been a recurring theme in you life. Too much excitement. Premature ejaculator. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think Chuck's got a little more respect from everyone on these forums than you do.

If you don't like the subject material, don't post in the thread.

Chuck_Older
04-10-2005, 08:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BuzzU:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BuzzU:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
HelsqnProtos, you don't speak for everyone, stop pretending that you do. You certainly don't speak for me, so hush it

All of the guys in this thread probably wet their pants when /IF they got their license


Congrats, Boosher. If your driving experience doesn't include merging onto a major highway yet, get an experienced driver to show you how it's done, with you in the passenger seat, before you try. I don't mean a two lane each way highway, I mean a real-deal 4 lane each way with traffic that won't let you in. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not hardly. I started driving at 10 years old on a farm. I was racing cars at 16. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's great! But you were still excited to do it, is my point. No reason to give the guy a hard time. You and I are kings of OT, let Boosher have his excitement <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Who gave him a hard time? You seem way more upset than him. I was talking about OT topics, and said nothing about him getting a licence. You're the one who jumped in with the insults. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wow, Buzz. Yeah, that insult of mine must have really cut deep.

You sure can dish it out, but you're not so great at taking it in return, are you? I don't get you. You can be an easygoing, fun guy, but you can also turn around and stand on principle you routinely ignore.

Chuck_Older
04-10-2005, 08:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by HelSqnProtos:
Chuck do us all a favour and stfu. Since when did this become the OT forum. This is a Flight Sim General Discussion area. I don't give a flying fook about some kids liscence or whether you were excited or not. Seems like that has been a recurring theme in you life. Too much excitement. Premature ejaculator. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


And what if I don't stfu? Are you going to give me a wedgie and steal my lunch money, tough guy?

tsisqua
04-10-2005, 09:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by HelSqnProtos:
Chuck do us all a favour and stfu. Since when did this become the OT forum. This is a Flight Sim General Discussion area. I don't give a flying fook about some kids liscence or whether you were excited or not. Seems like that has been a recurring theme in you life. Too much excitement. Premature ejaculator. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


And what if I don't stfu? Are you going to give me a wedgie and steal my lunch money, tough guy? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey, Chuck . . . you busted 5,000 posts, been around as long as anyone here, and created one of the coolest campaigns ever . . . which I have yet to complete http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

Now, HelSqnProtos . . . we all know each other here. The mods allow a little OT, because when you are a part of a communitry, you care about each other. Boosher has been around a long time, and young or not, has been a very mature contributor here.

If you stick around awhile you'll catch on.

Tsisqua

LEBillfish
04-10-2005, 09:48 AM
Perhaps a few here need a "few day "time out"". Can't make them go to their room, maybe they should not be allowed for a couple to come to ours.

The insults simply being boorish.

stathem
04-10-2005, 09:51 AM
As the crash posts illustrate, good SA is not just for fight sims. I reckon you'll be fine Boosher, well done for passing.

Capt.England
04-10-2005, 10:26 AM
Well done mate!

Good tip.

Keep death of the roads. Drive on the pavement (sidewalk for across the pond speakers of English)

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

BuzzU
04-10-2005, 11:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BuzzU:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BuzzU:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
HelsqnProtos, you don't speak for everyone, stop pretending that you do. You certainly don't speak for me, so hush it

All of the guys in this thread probably wet their pants when /IF they got their license


Congrats, Boosher. If your driving experience doesn't include merging onto a major highway yet, get an experienced driver to show you how it's done, with you in the passenger seat, before you try. I don't mean a two lane each way highway, I mean a real-deal 4 lane each way with traffic that won't let you in. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not hardly. I started driving at 10 years old on a farm. I was racing cars at 16. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's great! But you were still excited to do it, is my point. No reason to give the guy a hard time. You and I are kings of OT, let Boosher have his excitement <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Who gave him a hard time? You seem way more upset than him. I was talking about OT topics, and said nothing about him getting a licence. You're the one who jumped in with the insults. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wow, Buzz. Yeah, that insult of mine must have really cut deep.

You sure can dish it out, but you're not so great at taking it in return, are you? I don't get you. You can be an easygoing, fun guy, but you can also turn around and stand on principle you routinely ignore. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Taking it has nothing to do with this. You just need to accuse me of doing something I did. You don't see me start too many threads, but when I do, it's related to this sim. That's why I come to this forum. If I want to talk about other stuff, i'll go to CWOS. I just don't feel if you stick OT in the title you're free to talk about anything you want. All it does is shove the good threads off the page. Let's face it. Most of us only read the first page.

UBI really needs an OT sub forum. When a mod see's an OT thread he can move it there.

huggy87
04-10-2005, 05:10 PM
Civildog,
I wanted your opinion on this. My wife was driving our minivan the other day (see what you eventually have to look forward to Boosher) and making a left had turn with her signal on (not at an intersection). Next thing she knows, she is about 1/3 of the way into the turn when a car coming fast from behind plows into her left side. She does a 180 and the other car glances off and runs through a wall.

Sounds pretty clear who is at fault right? Well here is the kicker. The car that hit her was a city cop rushing to a call doing about 50 in a 25 zone. The cop said she saw my wife slowing down and assumed she was stopping to let her pass. The cop tried to pass on the left as my wife was making the turn. The CHP investigation found my wife at fault for something like failing to yield to an emergency vehicle. First off, the cop had her lights on, but no aural sirens. Second, the call she was responding to involved someone with a knife so I can understand her urgency and that she may have been distracted. Third, there was about 20' of asphalt to the right of my wifes lane - why did she pass on the left. We are just a little bitter that my wife is being blamed for the accident. Luckily, noone was hurt, but our insurance is going to have to shell out a lot for the cop's workman's comp.

Oh, and Boosher, corgratulations. Be careful out there.

LStarosta
04-10-2005, 06:02 PM
Buzz, let it go already... It's what makes our community a community. We get to share each other's triumphs, failures, glory, and pain. We can complain what we want about OT threads or w/e, but if you go to any other forum, it will be full of kids without a single pube yelling and talking about each other's mothers. Here, for the most part, people treat each other with respect, and I think that's what counts.

Personally, I interpret the title of "General Discussion" to include OT's. At least they're marked. If you don't like OT threads, don't visit them. I'm not trying to be condescending, but sometimes if I'm not in the mood to read OT threads, that's what I do.

civildog
04-10-2005, 06:17 PM
Huggy....check your private messages for the answer.

BuzzU
04-10-2005, 07:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LStarosta:
Buzz, let it go already... It's what makes our community a community. We get to share each other's triumphs, failures, glory, and pain. We can complain what we want about OT threads or w/e, but if you go to any other forum, it will be full of kids without a single pube yelling and talking about each other's mothers. Here, for the most part, people treat each other with respect, and I think that's what counts.

Personally, I interpret the title of "General Discussion" to include OT's. At least they're marked. If you don't like OT threads, don't visit them. I'm not trying to be condescending, but sometimes if I'm not in the mood to read OT threads, that's what I do. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Any other forum is a broad statement.

btw I was done after my first post. I'm just responding.

LStarosta
04-10-2005, 08:25 PM
Yeah, I meant.. like a forum for CoD or some other game... If you go to Filesnetwork or something and visit their game forums, it reeks of immaturity.

BaldieJr
04-10-2005, 10:55 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LStarosta:
Buzz, let it go already... It's what makes our community a community. We get to share each other's triumphs, failures, glory, and pain. We can complain what we want about OT threads or w/e, but if you go to any other forum, it will be full of kids without a single pube yelling and talking about each other's mothers. Here, for the most part, people treat each other with respect, and I think that's what counts.

Personally, I interpret the title of "General Discussion" to include OT's. At least they're marked. If you don't like OT threads, don't visit them. I'm not trying to be condescending, but sometimes if I'm not in the mood to read OT threads, that's what I do. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nice post.

If I want to get to know the people at CWoS, I'll go there. If I want to get to know the people here, I'll stay here. If the CWoS people feel they need new members, they should invite people over, but they shouldn't pretend that thier forum is the only place where people can get to know one another.

Also, since the CWoS folks made thier exodus, the OT's have been pretty mild. Disagreements happen, but rarely do they explode nowadays. Just something to consider.

Besides, Buzz drives with his turn-signal on all the time.

PBNA-Boosher
04-11-2005, 10:53 AM
I've got the minivan now. I hate the big gas guzzler, but hey, it gets me from point A to point B now. Hopefully, if my parents are actually going to do what they are debating about now, they'll get me a car once I get into college. For now it's the Chrysler Town and Country for me.

BaldieJr
04-11-2005, 12:39 PM
To be 16 and have a van. You are now every fathers nightmare. Rock on.

nickdanger3
04-11-2005, 01:16 PM
Congrats Boosher. That gas guzzler also has a lot of metal protecting you and your hapless passengers so it'll be a little safer in the event of an accident. Just think of it as an IL2 - slow, homely, but solid - a good first ride.

DRIVE SAFELY ! Cars are deadly for teenagers - leading cause of death and all.