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Old 10-20-2005, 06:31 PM   #1
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http://jrobinson5.photosite.com/Albu...insidecar.html


Yes, that is a real pumpkin. Yes, he grew it in his back yard. Yes, that is a sidecar. Yes, he made it himself. Yes, he drove it this way on public streets.


246 pounds according to the certified scale the old man has in his shop.

I'm one of those sons that is really proud of his old man but sometimes I wonder if insanity runs in the family.



Now excuse me while I set up a graveyard in the front yard for halloween.
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Old 10-20-2005, 06:48 PM   #2
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Your dad looks like a groovy old dude.
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Old 10-20-2005, 06:49 PM   #3
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That's amazing! Props to your pops! The only thing I would have done differently is carve it up jack-o-lantern style like Col. Klink and put a coleman lantern in it. Maybe he did that after he weighed it.

 
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:38 PM   #4
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Cool! I say a picture yesterday of a "row your own pumpkin" race. But, a sidecar.

 
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:59 PM   #5
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A local bar owner (not a pub alas, but one of Wisconsin's ubiquitous bars) bought it off him for quite a hefty sum.

Yes, my pop is a 'groovy old dude' replete with the geodesic dome in the back yard (where the pumpkin grew) and the race car and racing motor cycle in the garage (both land speed racers, not sporting racers).

I love my pops-- but that doesn't make him any less crazy. : )
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Old 10-21-2005, 12:33 AM   #6
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Sounds more interesting than crazy, or perhaps a bit of both!

 
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:30 AM   #7
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I'd surely have a beer with him, so that makes him OK in my book.

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Old 10-21-2005, 08:30 AM   #8
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Quote:
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A local bar owner (not a pub alas, but one of Wisconsin's ubiquitous bars)
Care to tell me the difference between a bar and a pub? Same thing over here.

 
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:08 PM   #9
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Care to tell me the difference between a bar and a pub? Same thing over here.
Just blowing out my ass here, so feel free to disagree. A bar here is probably closer to a club in the UK, or at least it just serves 'mass produced' beer and maybe a couple 'premiums' like Yuengling (??) or Bass. Loud music which renders useful conversation virtually impossible. If someone says 'corner bar' it may be closer to a British pub.

Usually when people say a pub in the States I'm thinking good microbrews if not brewed on the premises, and more of a cozy place you can actually have a conversation and be heard. It can also mean a commercialized facsimile of a British pub (imported Irish bartenders, lots of wood trim, shepherd's pie, lots of drunk professional singles with 'authentic' black & tans...).

I think culturally there may be some differences, as well, at least speaking with some British colleagues. Apparently people get started earlier in Britain at a pub and finish by 10-11pm when the pub closes (correct me there if I'm off), while in the US a lot of people don't reach a bar until 10 or 11pm.

 
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:37 PM   #10
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That's awesome. Could make one wicked huge jack-o-lantern with that thing.
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