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February 26, 2012 in Uncategorized by iconoclast_555 | 8 comments
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Timbuk3 on February 26, 2012 at 11:14 am
“The penthouse where NASCAR was founded in 1947 is now a gay bar.”
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icy on February 26, 2012 at 7:02 pm
Go back in time & see what NASCAR really-was at the beginning, and you’ll realize there’s no incongruity here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDZQIrAHHEc
Drag Queens are the stock cars of sex.
Slap a little fancy paint on the outside,
all ‘stock’ parts under the hood…
Run What Ya Brung!
Timbuk3 on February 26, 2012 at 9:04 pm
“Fireball” Roberts must not have been involved in the crash…
icy on February 27, 2012 at 3:43 am
Wikipedia sez Fireball’s nickname turned out to be prophetic.
Timbuk3 on February 27, 2012 at 9:12 am
That’s a shame. You have to wonder, though, about someone who’d pick that nickname. Some others:
“Paralyzer” Smith, the chiropractor.
“Jawbuster” Jones, the children’s dentist.
Jack “the Ripper” Johnson, fine art transporter.
icy on February 27, 2012 at 9:22 pm
Apparently he was called ‘Fireball’ for his baseball pitching– and brought the name with him to NASCAR.
As for The Ripper… that’s a good one.
I know a few art handlers with nicknames like that:
“9 fingers” and
Turtlewolf (the slowest driver)
Timbuk3 on February 27, 2012 at 10:39 pm
Thought you might like that one.
I sorta liked the chiropractor. Chris Krinkle is pretty good, too.
I worked construction with a guy we called “Tommy Two-Toes”. Seems he wasn’t all that careful with a hand-held circular saw one day. Holding a board down with his foot, well … you can probably guess.
You hear a lot of funny shit on construction sites. Like the guy who got into a fight last weekend and “got hit so hard he had to go to Kansas to find his socks”. Don’t ask me what that means. It’s just funny. Or the guy who nailed a 2×4 to the top of a studwall so he could walk out onto “the cantilever” and get a better view of outside. Apparently, he’d never heard of “the lever”. The nails came loose, and down he went, 2 1/2 floors. It’s a good thing the dirt was soft. And he didn’t land on any of the rebar that was sticking up 3′ at 18″ intervals. Then there was the guy who was up a chimney on a ladder. Someone climbed up behind him and used a nailgun to fasten his shoes to the ladder. He was in there about an hour, screaming some words you don’t want kids to hear, before someone went in with a claw hammer and let him climb back down. Or the guy I was watching knock out a notch with a 20 oz. hammer; missed it completely, but nailed his own shin dead on. Dumb ass. I can’t believe he didn’t break his leg, bu he just kept working (after spinning around and driving his hammer through the plywood subfloor after “the strike”).
icy on March 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm
There was a math teacher at my high school who was missing a toe on each foot, from two separate lawnmower accidents.
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