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1 hour ago @ Hooniverse - Hooniverse Asks- It's ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Pretty much. According to Wikipedia, the Snickers Almond, while slightly different than the Mars Bar, was its replacement in 2002.

Wikipedia goes further in informing me that this is an American thing, as overseas, they call our 3 Musketeers a Milky Way, and they call our Milky Way a Mars Bar.

4 hours ago @ Hooniverse - Hooniverse Asks- It's ... · 2 replies · +3 points

Kit Kat…and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

These are what I buy for the eventuality of trick-or-treaters. In six years at my current house, I’ve never had any trick-or-treaters, but I’ll be damned if I’ll be caught without something to hand out if one should happen to show up. And when they don’t, I need to make sure that what I have is something that I’ll eat.

1 day ago @ Hooniverse - Hooniverse Asks- What ... · 0 replies · +5 points

You know, I just filled up two days ago, and I have no idea how much I paid - either per gallon, or total. I should probably be better about keeping track of where my money goes, but it's not like I'm going to buy more gas because it's cheap, or buy less when it's expensive. I just buy gas when I need to fill up. Maybe it's not a bad time to fill up the gas cans, so I have fuel for the snowblower and the generator (if needed) this winter, though.

2 days ago @ Hooniverse - Budget Review: Headlig... · 3 replies · +6 points

Wait. What the hell is in bug spray that softens plastic? And you expect me to spray this on my body????

3 days ago @ Hooniverse - Hooniverse Asks- Do Yo... · 0 replies · +2 points

I'm not sure that Volkswagen realizes how much smaller the market for a $100k VW is than the market for a $100k Benz. They'll still sell a few of them to buyers that consider themselves smarter than the badge snobs, all while telling people that it's "basically a Bentley with a VW badge."

3 days ago @ Hooniverse - Encyclopedia Hoonatica... · 1 reply · +2 points

I can think of several vehicles (mostly trucks) with "technically" 6 (or more) forward gears, but they all follow the same formula of a 3 or 4 speed transmission and some form of supplemental ratio change, either using an overdrive, a 2-speed axle, or a 2-speed transfer case.

3 days ago @ Hooniverse - Hooniverse Asks- What ... · 1 reply · +12 points

The post - '73 Checker Marathon

I personally love the "bridge guard" aesthetic on what was primarily a fleet vehicle. There is just something about how it illustrates the utilitarian nature of the entire car.

4 days ago @ Hooniverse - Hooniverse Asks- What ... · 0 replies · +3 points


1 week ago @ Hooniverse - Thursday Trivia · 0 replies · +1 points

Well I could have guessed WWII, but there is no way that I could have given a specific date.

1 week ago @ Hooniverse - Malaise Showdown: Cosw... · 0 replies · +2 points

I was away from my computer at the time the auction ended. I had already talked myself into spending up to $3k on it, but was all but certain that it would go for more, so didn't bother throwing that bid in. There are a few Cosworths on Craigslist right now, and people are (crack pipe) asking $2k-$3.5 for basket cases. When I woke up and saw that it ended at $3k, I kicked myself for not, at least, throwing my $3k bid on it. (which would probably have meant that it would have sold for $3050 instead).

I'm licking my wounds, telling myself that it's for the best. It's not like I need a $3k Vega.

And I had every intention of doing a write-up on it for possible publication here on Hooniverse. With frequent craigslist and ebay finds posted, and the dangerous game of Craigslist Crapshoot, it is inevitable that I will eventually buy something I don't need by way of Hooniverse. Next time, indeed.