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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-09-06 13:59
Subject: [photos] A Pinzgauer in San Francisco
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Tags:calendula, california, cars, funny, photos
Today while out walking, I said, "Ooh, a Pinzgauer, let's go that way."

calendula_witch said, "Ok."

A couple of blocks later, we saw this:



calendula_witch asked me, "What's it for?"

I said, "Well, to drive on battlefields."

"Right," she said, "but what's it for in San Francisco?"

Originally published at jlake.com.

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Dave Gallaher
User: dave_gallaher
Date: 2009-09-06 22:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Critical Mass days?
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Kristine Smith
User: kristine_smith
Date: 2009-09-06 22:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
If your brakes fail and you slide into the bay, it floats?
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Lady Jestocost
User: ladyjestocost
Date: 2009-09-06 22:43 (UTC)
Subject: Pinzgauer
1. For taking small cars and bicyclists up steep hills.


2. Inciting envy in my husband.
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User: torreybird
Date: 2009-09-07 01:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Easy - prep for the End Times.

(Yup, I grew up with the cold war. Doesn't everyone have an armageddon bookshelf, just in case?)
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jtdiii: Sledge
User: jtdiii
Date: 2009-09-07 01:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yer supposed to read and memorize them, that way you have something to use as toilet paper in the end times... :)
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User: torreybird
Date: 2009-09-07 01:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
no, no! you use them as *cash,* after you've used the knowledge inside to build your defensible fortress/farm with biodiesel manufacturing capabilities. Duh! :-)
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User: jtdiii
Date: 2009-09-07 02:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
But that makes your head less valuable... :)
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torreybird: me
User: torreybird
Date: 2009-09-07 05:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Point taken - but I think there's some safety if you're the one who runs the shop.

Besides, I've taken enough hits to the brain to know I should check the manual as I'm building... my physics is solid but creative; makes for interesting engineering.
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dinogrl: Beware! Dalek Crossing
User: dinogrl
Date: 2009-09-07 07:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Beware! Dalek Crossing
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition...
Oh. Wrong artifact.
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David Moles
User: scarypudding
Date: 2009-09-07 08:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Clearly you've never tried to find parking near Golden Gate Park.
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User: maurinestarkey
Date: 2009-09-07 09:53 (UTC)
Subject: I've been looking for a Pinzgauer...really!
May I use the photos for reference?

I will credit you as the source material? Please?

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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-09-07 15:51 (UTC)
Subject: Re: I've been looking for a Pinzgauer...really!
Have at it! Also, there's a closed-cab Pinz for sale here in SF, parked over on Duboce/Division under the 101 elevated deck, very close to the Rainbow Grocery.
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Lawrence M. Schoen
User: klingonguy
Date: 2009-09-07 12:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I was so sure that a Pinzgauer was going to turn out to be some kind of giant, prehistoric-looking dog. Sigh.
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