OT: Sens Lounge XCIX: Thicc Whip Edition

Discussion in 'Ottawa Senators' started by BonkTastic, Oct 12, 2018.

?

Who would win in a race - my Honda Element or Zorf's minivan?

  1. BonkTastic's '06 Honda Element, low rust, 300k - stock Civic engine, after market additions: none

    27.3%
  2. Zorf's minivan with aerodynamic speed dents in the body to make it go faster.

    72.7%
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. BonkTastic

    BonkTastic ಠ_ಠ

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    Messages:
    28,746
    Likes Received:
    6,320
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
    We needed a new lounge thread.

    Poll question reflects urgent business.
     
    Zorf likes this.
  2. dzingelalltheway

    dzingelalltheway Let's win it all -MR

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010
    Messages:
    16,890
    Likes Received:
    1,311
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Professor
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Minivan all day. Although I do love a good underdog.

    This whole car thing reminds me of the car I used to drive before getting my current one. It was an '04 Pontiac Montana. Bumper held on by duct tape. Speedometer and gas gauge didn't work quite right. Needed new brakes, new shocks, had a bunch of weird rattles, and the only thing that didn't make noise was the horn. But by god, could she fly.
     
  3. Zorf

    Zorf Apparently I'm entitled?

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2008
    Messages:
    4,396
    Likes Received:
    886
    Trophy Points:
    139
  4. Do Make Say Think

    Do Make Say Think & Yet & Yet

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    Messages:
    42,216
    Likes Received:
    2,935
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Minivan AINEC

    Speed holes are a safe investment
     
  5. Zorf

    Zorf Apparently I'm entitled?

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2008
    Messages:
    4,396
    Likes Received:
    886
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Also, I shamelessly voted for my minivan.

    I need this victory....
     
  6. PeterSidorkiewicz

    PeterSidorkiewicz HFWF Tourney Undisputed Champion

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    29,098
    Likes Received:
    5,223
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    Lansing, MI
    I remember my friends mom had a Pontiac Transport or whatever it was called minivan. That thing was aerodynamic as F.
     
  7. Do Make Say Think

    Do Make Say Think & Yet & Yet

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    Messages:
    42,216
    Likes Received:
    2,935
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Wait, am I that old that I am mis-remembering? Homer is the one making speed holes in his car, not Krusty...
     
  8. BonkTastic

    BonkTastic ಠ_ಠ

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    Messages:
    28,746
    Likes Received:
    6,320
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
    Don't underestimate those mid-00's Elements.

    I can go from zero-to-fifty in 0.4 minutes!
     
  9. maclean

    maclean Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2014
    Messages:
    4,624
    Likes Received:
    605
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Weekend's an hour away and it's going to be 22 and gorgeous, so just have the car talk out of your system by monday lads
     
  10. BonkTastic

    BonkTastic ಠ_ಠ

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    Messages:
    28,746
    Likes Received:
    6,320
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
    It's from the Clown College episode where Homer becomes the regional Krusty knock-off who does swap meets, kids birthday parties, and all the other crap Krusty wouldn't touch with a 10-foot clown pole.
     
  11. Do Make Say Think

    Do Make Say Think & Yet & Yet

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    Messages:
    42,216
    Likes Received:
    2,935
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Right right!

    Seattle :biglaugh:
     
  12. maclean

    maclean Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2014
    Messages:
    4,624
    Likes Received:
    605
    Trophy Points:
    110
    I was confused by this too. Homer was dressed up as Krusty. Though for a minute I was convinced this image was created by mixymashy AI
     
  13. branch

    branch boomerang my twiggy

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Messages:
    4,751
    Likes Received:
    2,097
    Trophy Points:
    156
    I had to drive a 1991 Transport in high school. It was amazing that I was able to get a girlfriend in it.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  14. BonkTastic

    BonkTastic ಠ_ಠ

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    Messages:
    28,746
    Likes Received:
    6,320
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
    Haha, oh jeez, I remember those things. :laugh:

    It looks like the kind of car that people in 1991 thought people in 2050 would drive. It's the "B-Movie Space-Suit" of minivans.
     
  15. branch

    branch boomerang my twiggy

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Messages:
    4,751
    Likes Received:
    2,097
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Yeah it looks like something you'd see at Epcot. Truly one of the worst looking vehicles of all time.

    Disclaimer: I wasn't driving this in the 1990's where it would have been acceptable. I graduated high school in 2006 :laugh:
     
  16. Engineer

    Engineer Canadian Tire Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2013
    Messages:
    5,525
    Likes Received:
    1,357
    Trophy Points:
    109
    ok
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2018
  17. Do Make Say Think

    Do Make Say Think & Yet & Yet

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    Messages:
    42,216
    Likes Received:
    2,935
    Trophy Points:
    186
    I still cannot believe some exec saw the design and said "yeah, this will do!"
     
  18. PeterSidorkiewicz

    PeterSidorkiewicz HFWF Tourney Undisputed Champion

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    29,098
    Likes Received:
    5,223
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    Lansing, MI
    I feel like at some point the Aztek switched from so ugly its awful to so ugly its kinda cool.
     
  19. Engineer

    Engineer Canadian Tire Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2013
    Messages:
    5,525
    Likes Received:
    1,357
    Trophy Points:
    109
    ok
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2018
  20. branch

    branch boomerang my twiggy

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Messages:
    4,751
    Likes Received:
    2,097
    Trophy Points:
    156
    What's funny is my dad thought these looked really cool too and almost bought one as well. Thankfully this time I was old enough that my opinion mattered enough to dissuade him.
     
  21. Caeldan

    Caeldan Whippet Whisperer

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Messages:
    14,277
    Likes Received:
    305
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Those lunchboxes on wheels are 100x worse than an Aztec for design. At least you could get a functional camping tent set up on the tailgate of an Aztec.

     
  22. saskriders

    saskriders Can't Hold Leads

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    23,689
    Likes Received:
    525
    Trophy Points:
    149
    Location:
    Calgary
    According to the World Bank

    And that 1.1 billion fewer is despite the population increasing by 2 billion


    Does all this mean there are no problems with capitalism? No of course not.
    Does this mean that growth for the middle class in the west has been as fast for the rich and those in developing countries? No, those two aren't mutually inclusive.

    But just because there are problems with the current system doesn't mean we should ignore all the good it has done and pass it of as some great evil. Instead we should just find ways to reform it so that the wealth it generates is more evenly distributed.
     
  23. Sens of Anarchy

    Sens of Anarchy Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    Messages:
    31,090
    Likes Received:
    11,315
    Trophy Points:
    156
  24. coladin

    coladin Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Messages:
    7,147
    Likes Received:
    1,173
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Gender:
    Male
    @mysens doesn't stand a chance!

    For those who are in their 40s, remember when a fast car was 0-60 in 8 seconds? A quarter mile in the 15s was serious business. 14s? Almost supercars territory.

    I think minivans are comfortably in the 6s for 0-60 now and in the low 15s.

    Crazy...and more efficient too
     
  25. slamigo

    slamigo Skate or Die!

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    Messages:
    4,431
    Likes Received:
    1,425
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Location:
    Ottawa
    Can't bring a Honda Element to a minivan race. Jeez. Might as well walk around with a sandwich board sign that reads "kick me in the nuts".
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"