Saturday, December 03, 2016

Thank You Cubs

The Cubs overtime check hit the other day. We've been counting on that money to fulfill a desire of ours we've had for quite some time now:

It's been over 40 years, but we finally got it.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn...I already bought you one for Christmas, SCC.

12/03/2016 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still have some 8 track tapes you can have.

12/03/2016 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to the back of the car?

12/03/2016 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow a Gremlin I had one of those

12/03/2016 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spend the money on a moving truck and get the fuck out.

12/03/2016 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1900 after taxes. Not bad.

12/03/2016 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that is a classy ride. Keep that beauty in a garage, waxed and shined up. Take care of her she is a beaut. Congratulations!!!

12/03/2016 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, the greedy money pit...While I never condone living beyond ones means, CU accumulation is becoming more and more of a crap shoot if terminated. Our union should be fighting to keep it safe so it isn't dangled over someone's head to force retirement...That is if we had a union!

12/03/2016 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An AMC Gremlin! With a beefed up engine, transmission and rear axle. Yeah baby!

12/03/2016 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...the mirthmobile...

party on Garth...

12/03/2016 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous BIG Spender said...

WOW - a Gremlin X. A poor man's Muscle car.

Seriously, any new car was the dream of many in HS. MANY would have taken a new Gremlin X - as most could not afford ANY car in HS.

If you had some real money, a Javelin SST with a V8 was the better choice.(if you liked AMC)

I remember two guys in HS who bought new cars their senior year - one bought a Ford Mustang Mach 1(351) and the other a Duster 340.

The Mustang guy worked his ass off in HS at the local National Grocery Store. Not sure how the guy with the Duster bought his. Most were lucky if they could use the family car - which was no muscle car.

(If you really bought that Gremlin - good luck with it. If it's in pristine shape like the picture- NICE!!)

Today, some kids want a brand-new car as soon as they get their license in HS. A friend in Highland Park said drive past the HS and it looks like a BMW Dealer's parking lot.

He said it's hard to deal with a daughter seeing all her friends drive up in a brand-new 3-series. NOTHING less than new is acceptable. Talk about "peer pressure" and kids locked in on "brand names."

It's one thing to hear them say, "I will only wear North Face or Nike." It's another thing to hear them say, "I want a BMW - and it better be new."

12/03/2016 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does that mean you are now selling the Yugo? I'm retired paying off my health insurance. It's time to unload the Pinto and step up to the Yugo.

12/03/2016 03:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's your dream car? A VW bug I could understand but a Gremlin made in cheeseland your joking, Right?

12/03/2016 05:35:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

I had a Ford Pinto when I took "Double Ds" Donahue to her senior prom. We played pinch and tickle in the back seat.

12/03/2016 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about a 1974 Chevy Vega?

12/03/2016 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Overtime hit for most unless you had a crappy timekeeper

12/03/2016 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i prefer my imported Triabult from east makes a Yugo look like a Ferrari..but thats just me,,,,

12/03/2016 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

detective Longcock wants it back. claims he never sold it. just cant remember which gentlemen's club he parked it.

12/03/2016 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get a Continental kit for that bad boy and it will be perfect.

12/03/2016 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't afford the Pacer? Maybe next year...

12/03/2016 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm spending mine on a bottle of Jack Daniels and a prostitute. This is how I celebrate Christmas.

12/03/2016 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, I freakin LOVED the Gremlin as a teenager
Thanx for the pleasant memory.

12/03/2016 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still have some 8 track tapes you can have.

whats an 8 track tape?

12/03/2016 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet ride the chicks are going to dig all that backseat space...

12/03/2016 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll grab a 12 pack of Old Style, come pick me up.

12/03/2016 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1900 after taxes. Not bad.

12/03/2016 12:30:00 AM

Is that all you got???? I guess it's not bad for a house mouse.

12/03/2016 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute little car,buckboard ride

12/03/2016 09:27:00 AM  
Blogger Joebillybob said...

And I so want to own a Yugo...

12/03/2016 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was hoping I would never see that vehicle again...

--No Cop Here

12/03/2016 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check your hours on your check stubs. Many have been shorted a few hours.

12/03/2016 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thx u cubbies. 5g

12/03/2016 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was only able to buy a used moped with my check.
Uncle Sam taxed the shit out of it.

12/03/2016 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please tell me that's 1900 for one week?

12/03/2016 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I drove a Chevy Vega GT. The Poor mans Camaro!

12/03/2016 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The radio jingle anticipating the release of the Gremlin: "...a Gremlin turns me on, and on, and on..."

I know a guy with 3 Yugos, his, his wife's, and parts for the first 2.

12/03/2016 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Gremlin will never go out of style.

12/03/2016 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's no Pacer, but hey Party On Wayne, Party On Garth !

I'm spending my Cubs OT on a My Pillow® set and a retro Starsky & Hutch fleece blanket.
Staying Fetal as snug as a bug.
Thanks Joe!

12/03/2016 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Cubs money was decent, but I really cleaned up with the Trump protests those first couple weeks after the election. The girls at Skores better be ready come December 30!

12/03/2016 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I still have some 8 track tapes you can have.

I used to love when two songs played simultaneously. Always had to have a matchbook around to shove into the player.

12/03/2016 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many FLSA hours.

12/03/2016 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old style, more like meister

12/03/2016 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My grandparents gave me their 5 year old used 1976 powder blue Gremlin in 1980 with about 15000 miles on it for $1 so I didn't have to pay sales tax for the amount it was worth. I drove it for over 4 years and put on about 75000 on it then gave to my brother. He blew the engine when the oil pump failed 2 years later.

12/03/2016 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was my first college. Same color too. I think my dad wanted to make sure I stood out on the road.

12/03/2016 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lesson here:
You don't wanna take a 10 segment furlough for the next few years.
Lest ye miss out on a whoole lotta O.T. money.
See, the Cubbies are young. So, they're gonna be doing the long run into the playoffs thing for years come.

12/03/2016 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not too bad, SCC. With a little metal flake paint and a pair of fuzzy dice, the Hooters girls will wriggle right out of those orange hot pants. Make sure the back area is comfy, though. Some deep shag carpet would be cool, but to really impress the chicks and express your creativity, you could customize your mobile love shack with one of these:

12/03/2016 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of you recall the Yugo? It's coming back for 2017 with a turbo engine. The new and improved model will be called YugoFast.

12/03/2016 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG...up here in Kenosha we remember the joke when the Gremlin first came out that the car was only half done and would have to be sent back to the factory next year to finish the other half!

12/04/2016 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think CPD had them but I remember the 1974+ AMC Matador squad cars. Pretty decent (LAPD ordered a ton of them).

12/04/2016 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11a with a few on the front is the safe bet.

12/04/2016 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous cmeat said...

there were three kids in high school with those, two brothers. a little amc club.
leno's garage showed an old ad for the gremlin where it zips into a spot and pisses off the big car driver who was about to parallel park. he gets out to kick the gremlin driver's ass, but the gremlin pulls a quick u turn, confounding the upset driver, who throws his hat on the ground while chomping his cigar.
you wouldn't see aggression or smoking in today's adds.

12/04/2016 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the mid 80's a buddy of mine bought a Gremlin. He pulled the inline 6 out and dropped a small V8 in it. Bigger trans and new rear axle. Needless to say that little death trap was an absolute gas to drive and ride in.

12/06/2016 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I don't think CPD had them but I remember the 1974+ AMC Matador squad cars. Pretty decent (LAPD ordered a ton of them).

12/04/2016 01:04:00 AM

CPD didn't have Matadors.
LAPD didn't buy as many of the 74's.
AMC made some bad changes, one of
which was they made the car quite a
bit heavier than the preceding two model years.

The 401 engined 72' and 73's were pretty respectable.

The best cars LAPD ever had (until the 94' - 96'
9c1 Caprice with the Corvette engine and iron heads)
were the 383 powered Dodges and Plymouths they
were running from 1961 - 1969.

12/06/2016 11:46:00 AM  

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