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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby shmenguin on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:50 am

one of my facebook friends is yelling at the runners for taking part in the marathon. telling them to stop being selfish and volunteer instead. erm...yeah...those kenyans really should get off their high horses.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:51 am

i had college friends from NJ. first time i drove and asked them to pump gas they were all :?
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:52 am

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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby Pavel Bure on Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:09 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:i had college friends from NJ. first time i drove and asked them to pump gas they were all :?

I did the same thing I went to NJ. Got out and started pumping. Some guy came up and got all angry asking me, "What do you think you're doing?!" I replied, "Pumping gas." He then saw my plate chuckled and explained that it's illegal to pump your own gas in NJ.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby DudeMan2766 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:11 pm

Pavel Bure wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:i had college friends from NJ. first time i drove and asked them to pump gas they were all :?

I did the same thing I went to NJ. Got out and started pumping. Some guy came up and got all angry asking me, "What do you think you're doing?!" I replied, "Pumping gas." He then saw my plate chuckled and explained that it's illegal to pump your own gas in NJ.


You would think after so long they would assume the people doing it are obviously out of state and don't know the law. Every story I've heard (here or in person) has them being yelled at.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby mac5155 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:14 pm

Yeah, especially because from what I hear not one person in NJ knows how to operate a gas pump.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby DudeMan2766 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:16 pm

I was basing it on the assumption that the majority of residents actually follow the law
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby blackjack68 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:18 pm

mac5155 wrote:Yeah, especially because from what I hear not one person in NJ knows how to operate a gas pump.



I had to learn for when I come back to Pittsburgh.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby redwill on Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:26 pm

I remember my dad used to go to this old gas station. The pumps had little cranks on them and the attendant had to manually crank the numbers back to zero before he could start the fill the tank.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby mac5155 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:29 pm

redwill wrote:I remember my dad used to go to this old gas station. The pumps had little cranks on them and the attendant had to manually crank the numbers back to zero before he could start the fill the tank.


There is still a station like that right down the road from my grandmother's house. The nozzle is on the side of the pump. You have to pull the nozzle out, crank the pump back, then flip the lever over the nozzle receptacle to start the pump.

oh, cash only. 8-)
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby PghSkins on Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:32 pm

My mother in law has lived in PA all her life, is a licensed driver, and does not know how to operate a gas pump.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby mac5155 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:33 pm

My grandma doesnt either, at least she doesnt know how to do the newer ones. That one I referenced above is the only place she'll go. Shes also pushing 80, but still sharp as a tack.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby PghSkins on Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:44 pm

mac5155 wrote:My grandma doesnt either, at least she doesnt know how to do the newer ones. That one I referenced above is the only place she'll go. Shes also pushing 80, but still sharp as a tack.


My MIL is pushing 75.

As far as sharpness... I plead the 5th.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:47 pm

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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby mac5155 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:48 pm

snowsnowsnowsnowsnow
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby Sarcastic on Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:25 pm

Hellooooooo. I'm alive. They only turned the power on today. That definitely sucked. How do you bring down a civilization? Take away their electricity. Jesus. Anyway. No flooding here. I mean, some homes in my area were flooded a bit, but no general flooding. Plus, I live on a hill so when it rains it always all flows down to the lower people. My roof is a bit torn up, but isn't leaking. Small fix, I think.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby mac5155 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:26 pm

http://www.npowerpeg.com/blog/177-hurri ... -cleveland

Cleveland stadium, which was dumped in lake erie to make a "reef", started to wash up on shore.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby newarenanow on Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:28 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Image


What does this mean?
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby newarenanow on Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:28 pm

DudeMan2766 wrote:
Pavel Bure wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:i had college friends from NJ. first time i drove and asked them to pump gas they were all :?

I did the same thing I went to NJ. Got out and started pumping. Some guy came up and got all angry asking me, "What do you think you're doing?!" I replied, "Pumping gas." He then saw my plate chuckled and explained that it's illegal to pump your own gas in NJ.


You would think after so long they would assume the people doing it are obviously out of state and don't know the law. Every story I've heard (here or in person) has them being yelled at.


People from Jersey are mean.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby mac5155 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:30 pm

newarenanow wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:Image


What does this mean?


In theory, 6-8 inches of snow.

In reality, 40 degree temps all week.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby DelPen on Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:46 pm

I see riots at the NYC Marathon if it's not cancelled. If I haven't had access to fresh water for 5 days and see cases upon cases sitting there for some joggers to dump over their head and throw the rest on the ground I'd take as much as I could or get arrested trying.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby JeffDFD on Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:46 pm

Are you supposed to tip to NJ gas attendants or is the gas more expensive to pay their wages or what?
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby newarenanow on Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:15 pm

I still want to know more about this round 2 storm. Shad posts a picture and runs w/o explaining.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby shmenguin on Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:06 pm

so can anyone say, specifically, which resources are behind withheld to places like staten island because of the marathon? that's a little unclear to me. the hotel thing i get, but it's not like, "we can't give you bottled water because it's for the runners" or "we can't send the red cross or fema because they'll be busy with the marathon". i mean...i appreciate the sentiment that the race is kind of silly right now, and maybe i'm off way here, but it seems like kind of a broad brush stroke to say the race shouldn't happen because other people need its resources.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby Dickie Dunn on Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:48 pm

shmenguin wrote:so can anyone say, specifically, which resources are behind withheld to places like staten island because of the marathon? that's a little unclear to me. the hotel thing i get, but it's not like, "we can't give you bottled water because it's for the runners" or "we can't send the red cross or fema because they'll be busy with the marathon". i mean...i appreciate the sentiment that the race is kind of silly right now, and maybe i'm off way here, but it seems like kind of a broad brush stroke to say the race shouldn't happen because other people need its resources.


http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/this_is_no_way_to_get_us_up_running_egrMk4ukpzFCGhSF8oM5kN

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