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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #120 on: October 13, 2019, 09:49:31 AM »
That video is um, sad alright.

On trains and buses nearly everyone is on their phone. Public transport. When I was younger and on the buses I would see nearly everyone reading an afternoon paper. Even on the Sydney Harbour ferries, surrounded by gorgeous views, arguably the best in any city anywhere, people would read the papers.

The other month a photographer's project got attention. He uses photoshop to remove the phones. It is similar to scenes in the video you linked, and just as revealing. https://www.removed.social/united-states

So many young people spending hours on games. 40 hrs a week, mostly into the early hours? We had pinball games or Pacman, but only until the pocket money ran out. Then you mowed another lawn or cleaned a pool for more money.

As for depression or social alienation, many people are lonely, and for many reasons. I have worked in this field as did my father. Dad was involved in the methadone rollout for years then got a job with Qld Health counselling for those with Alcoholism. Interesting that working with hard drug addicts was a skill requisate for dealing with alcohol dependency -which is much more widespread (even in politics, boardrooms and stock market) and perhaps harder to kick because it is sold absolutely everywhere, even supermarkets, corner shops and fruit/veg outlets in the ACT.

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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #121 on: October 13, 2019, 02:31:25 PM »
I drove the 109 today so as to unload all the stuff out of the cargo area.

It drove like a bit of a pig, stalling whenever I caught a traffic light.

After not having driven it for so many years, I was surprised at how I still had the knack for zooming around in it.

Fully loaded it was still chirping the tyres on bitumen.

The timing is way out.

Someone wound the idle screw right out, thats why it kept stalling.

Had a police ute ghosting me for a few kilometres and it was hard to drive it sedately with the engine stalling out when decelerating, and compression locking the wheels when dropping down gears.

The trip home should be better I hope.

The plan is to cruise down to the pistol club and make an appearance, then return the 109 to where Im currently storing it, grab my regular car and boot off home.

Its been a bit interesting driving the old jigger again, more than a bit interesting.

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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #122 on: October 13, 2019, 05:55:11 PM »
Id forgotten how it is when youre driving an old Land Rover, the way people just start waving at you and people yell out and give the thumbs up, or walk over to you to make comments about the old 109.

At first I was thinking who dat? and wtf is this monkey on about?...then I remembered that the old bangers seemed to have that effect on people.

My wife kept asking whos that? Is that your friend?

A lot of older blokes seem to really like the old battle wagons.

Its parked up once again and Im glad to be home. Im a bit tired after all that.

Once I tune it up and sort a few odds and ends out with it, and polish/detail it, then itll be real fun to burn around in.
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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #123 on: October 13, 2019, 06:17:21 PM »
That video is um, sad alright.

Indeed and absolutely...

Wise words Sir...I agree with everything you said.

I really enjoyed looking at the art, thank you, for I do appreciate good/clever art.


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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #124 on: October 15, 2019, 11:57:09 PM »
Interesting...