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RIP Ennio Morricone:

 
Would you put that theory to the test against, say,

Brazilian Wandering Spider
Bull Shark
Polar Bear
Bullet Ant
Tarantula Hawk Wasp
Blue-Ringed Octopus
Irukandji Box Jellyfish
Inland Taipan
Diane Abbott


Other flavours of bite-me, hurt-me are available to test your theory on.
You need to be proper hard to get a name like "Tarantula Hawk Wasp"........
 

TamH70

MIA
You need to be proper hard to get a name like "Tarantula Hawk Wasp"........
Also known in the computer gaming fraternity as the Cazadore:



In the Fallout games, they are as big as a Golden Retriever.
 
 
Years ago driving up the Brenner Autostrada I stopped for petrol before heading into Austria.
Something very similar happened with an old fat guy trying to "roll" out of a red Lamborghini. How I laughed until I realised he was in the Lambo and I was in a 4 yr old Girl.
What model of Lambo was it?
 

Published by: Steve Cropley, Autocar magazine, on 07 July 2020.


Morgan ends steel chassis production after 84 years.

British maker will build cars on a light CX-generation chassis, after using time-honoured ladder ones since 1936.


The last Morgan to be built on a simple steel ladder-frame chassis has left the firm's Pickersleigh Road factory, 84 years after it made its debut under its first four-wheeled model, the 4/4.

The platform has been in near-continuous use since then, with production only pausing during the Second World War and the coronavirus pandemic, making it, Morgan says, "the longest-running production car architecture of all time, anywhere in the world".

The Plus Four 70th Edition was the steel platform's swansong. Featuring a gold-painted chassis, platinum metallic bodywork and a motorsport-inspired valance, it was priced at £60,995 and limited to a production run of just 20 models. Four examples had been completed before the factory closed as a result of the pandemic, but now the final model has been delivered to its owner, a Morgan collector.

In recognition of modern customers’ need for greater road ability, even in traditional sports cars, the company will introduce “a range of models” that will utilise versions of the light and rigid CX-generation chassis it introduced with the Plus Six in 2019.

“We recognise a need for a more resolved core product that meets both our customers’ needs and future legislative requirements,” said Morgan CEO Steve Morris. “The advanced engineering of the new platform is a vital underpinning for the next generation of Morgan sports cars.”

The chassis decision is part of a suite of changes and improvements that follow the purchase of the Malvern Link sports car company by Investindustrial, an Italian private equity firm that is also a major shareholder in Aston Martin.

Developments include the opening last year of a modern and extremely spacious engineering and development centre (dubbed M-DEC, for Morgan Design and Engineering Centre) on a new site close to its Pickersleigh Road base.

“We need space to work on new projects,” said chief designer Jon Wells. “It has to be away from the suppliers and visitors who visit us nearly every day,” added Morris. “So we’ve made it close, but separate.”

Work is also under way on a major refurbishment of the Pickersleigh Road visitors’ centre, which annually greets 30,000 people, each of whom pays £24 for an expertly guided two-hour tour.

Morgan is extremely secretive about the exact specification of its forthcoming new models, though it is believed most will maintain Morgan’s classic look. The new Plus Four was revealed in March as the second model to sit atop the new CX-generation architecture. Using a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine from BMW mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, it shares just 3% of its parts with the old car, despite its familiar design.

The performance and all-round capability of the Plus Six has proved so good that Morgan bosses regard it as a spiritual successor for the potent Plus 8 of former times, rather than the V6 Roadster.

[photo: The old and the new: the CX platform sitting alongside the long-used steel chassis].

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Ze Germans are revolting
It seems that after years of pissing every one off, with their loud exhausts, the German Authorities are cracking down on the noisy oily hairy arsed sector of motorcycling, some of the Alpine passes have already banned motorcycles above 85DB, and stop you and fine you if your machien is too noisy
this has led to thousands of motorcyclists protesting over the new laws
Now from my view modern motorcycle are much quieter than they have ever been, my machine is less than 75Db and Euro 3
but idiots fitting loud pipes cheese me off big time
and the loud pipes saves life argument fails time and time again, last week I saw this when a cretin on a motorcycle with performance pipe shot away from the pedestrian lights into the side of a car, he used to much throttle, and placed to much faith in the noise of his bike
you can understand that I gave him very little sympathy ( I was on a bicycle)
the same goes for cars with performance pipes, how much performance do you need to travel from your housing estate to industrial estate where you work, all of 3 miles, and the odd trip to the golden arches or that chicken in grease place ?
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What the absolute fucketty ******* **** **** is this load of old bollox.

Produced it appears by the same sperm gargling spunk trumpet cnuts that have just fucked of the over 75's licence fee.
How on earth can they justify demanding money with menaces to support this bilge
What @P.O.N.T.I said, just in case you missed it.
 
Ze Germans are revolting
It seems that after years of pissing every one off, with their loud exhausts, the German Authorities are cracking down on the noisy oily hairy arsed sector of motorcycling, some of the Alpine passes have already banned motorcycles above 85DB, and stop you and fine you if your machien is too noisy
this has led to thousands of motorcyclists protesting over the new laws
Now from my view modern motorcycle are much quieter than they have ever been, my machine is less than 75Db and Euro 3
but idiots fitting loud pipes cheese me off big time
and the loud pipes saves life argument fails time and time again, last week I saw this when a cretin on a motorcycle with performance pipe shot away from the pedestrian lights into the side of a car, he used to much throttle, and placed to much faith in the noise of his bike
you can understand that I gave him very little sympathy ( I was on a bicycle)
the same goes for cars with performance pipes, how much performance do you need to travel from your housing estate to industrial estate where you work, all of 3 miles, and the odd trip to the golden arches or that chicken in grease place ?
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I hate the Harley riders at my local pub, as they're just a bunch of middle-aged personality voids having their midlife crises.

South Park sums up the Harley culture perfectly.
 

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