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BoB
10-12-1999, 03:33 PM
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NoBrainz
10-12-1999, 06:06 PM
Without a doubt the finest piece of automotive literature ever written. A masterpiece! It boggles the mind how wonderful this article is. I couldn't have done better myself. Simply fantastic. It's better than anything I've *ever* read.<p>Ummm.... yeah, it just so happens that I am the author. Why do you ask?<p>Oh, you want me to shut up? <p>Now? <p>Errrr... ok.<p>Jonathan Porath - flagrant self promoter<p>

STEVE
10-12-1999, 09:20 PM
<i>: Without a doubt the finest piece of automotive literature ever written. A masterpiece! It boggles the mind how wonderful this article is. I couldn't have done better myself. Simply fantastic. It's better than anything I've *ever* read.<p>: Ummm.... yeah, it just so happens that I am the author. Why do you ask?<p>: Oh, you want me to shut up? <p>: Now? <p>: Errrr... ok.<p>: Jonathan Porath - flagrant self promoter<p></i> Jonathan, much too much late night drinking, substance abuse and animal husbandry, or too many cold Mass. winters, Which one has warped your brain? Anyways it makes me laugh! STEVE

NoBrainz
10-12-1999, 10:53 PM
Wow! It's always nice to hear from one who remembers the old days when supercharging was just a matter of using a leaf blower and some dryer tube. Oh, we were so young, naive and carefree back then. With just an empty road, a full tank of gas and the whine of that leaf blower mounted on the hood as aural accompaniment, life was easy and good.<br>Of course, all good things must come to an end. The ensuing hangover was of epic proportions and the requisite cleanup of the leaf debris from the cylinder head... *sigh*<p>Oh well, in answer to your question, it was the beer. And the ether. Mustn't forget the ether. The curare chaser probably didn't help either. <p>Thanks for allowing me to reminisce.<p>Regards,<p>Jonathan Porath<br>NoBrainz Motorsports<br>http://people.ne.mediaone.net/jporath<br>: Jonathan, much too much late night drinking, substance abuse and animal husbandry, or too many cold Mass. winters, Which one has warped your brain? Anyways it makes me laugh! STEVE<p></i>

STEVE
10-13-1999, 08:28 AM
<i>: By the way how did you fix the holes in your hood hehehehe STEVE<p>: Jonathan Porath<br>: NoBrainz Motorsports<br>: http://people.ne.mediaone.net/jporath<br>: : Jonathan, much too much late night drinking, substance abuse and animal husbandry, or too many cold Mass. winters, Which one has warped your brain? Anyways it makes me laugh! STEVE<p></i>

NoBrainz
10-13-1999, 08:38 AM
There's only one way to correctly fix four inch wide holes like the ones I cut.<p>Bondo!<p>Jonathan Porath<p><i>: : By the way how did you fix the holes in your hood hehehehe STEVE<p>: : Jonathan Porath<br>: : NoBrainz Motorsports<br>: : http://people.ne.mediaone.net/jporath<br>: : : Jonathan, much too much late night drinking, substance abuse and animal husbandry, or too many cold Mass. winters, Which one has warped your brain? Anyways it makes me laugh! STEVE<p></i>

STEVE
10-13-1999, 11:46 AM
<i>: OOOOOhhhhh a real body man, did you use Krylon or Dupli color, flator semigloss STEVE There's only one way to correctly fix four inch wide holes like the ones I cut.<p>: Bondo!<p>: Jonathan Porath<p>: : : By the way how did you fix the holes in your hood hehehehe STEVE<p>: : : Jonathan Porath<br>: : : NoBrainz Motorsports<br>: : : http://people.ne.mediaone.net/jporath<br>: : : : Jonathan, much too much late night drinking, substance abuse and animal husbandry, or too many cold Mass. winters, Which one has warped your brain? Anyways it makes me laugh! STEVE<p></i>

NoBrainz
10-13-1999, 12:20 PM
Actually I haven't gotten around to painting it yet. I did protect it by using two strips of duct tape down the hood. It looks like a really cool silver racing stripe and probably gives another 5-10 hp. When I do get around to it, Krylon is probably my best bet. I've got a can of flat black and a roller all ready to go.<p>(Hey Steve, do you think anyone is believing this?)<p>Jonathan<p><br><i>: : OOOOOhhhhh a real body man, did you use Krylon or Dupli color, flator semigloss STEVE There's only one way to correctly fix four inch wide holes like the ones I cut.<p>: : Bondo!<p>: : Jonathan Porath<p>: : : : By the way how did you fix the holes in your hood hehehehe STEVE<p>: : : : Jonathan Porath<br>: : : : NoBrainz Motorsports<br>: : : : http://people.ne.mediaone.net/jporath<br>: : : : : Jonathan, much too much late night drinking, substance abuse and animal husbandry, or too many cold Mass. winters, Which one has warped your brain? Anyways it makes me laugh! STEVE<p><br></i>

STEVE
10-13-1999, 06:30 PM
Let me guess, you didn't smooth out the bondo yet either! I hope nobody thinks were serious. STEVE <i>: Actually I haven't gotten around to painting it yet. I did protect it by using two strips of duct tape down the hood. It looks like a really cool silver racing stripe and probably gives another 5-10 hp. When I do get around to it, Krylon is probably my best bet. I've got a can of flat black and a roller all ready to go.<p>: (Hey Steve, do you think anyone is believing this?)<p>: Jonathan<p>: <br>: : : OOOOOhhhhh a real body man, did you use Krylon or Dupli color, flator semigloss STEVE There's only one way to correctly fix four inch wide holes like the ones I cut.<p>: : : Bondo!<p>: : : Jonathan Porath<p>: : : : : By the way how did you fix the holes in your hood hehehehe STEVE<p>: : : : : Jonathan Porath<br>: : : : : NoBrainz Motorsports<br>: : : : : http://people.ne.mediaone.net/jporath<br>: : : : : : Jonathan, much too much late night drinking, substance abuse and animal husbandry, or too many cold Mass. winters, Which one has warped your brain? Anyways it makes me laugh! STEVE<p><br></i>

Mike Cartmell
10-19-1999, 04:03 PM
Jon, you wrote a terrific piece. I'd like to see you submit it to the Roundel at the very least. I don't want to add to you're already swollen head, but this is nearly as good as the car stuff P.J. O'Rourke used to write before he got married and became a father. By the way, I tried to e-mail you but was informed that my access was "forbidden". I, too, have artistic pretensions; whaddaya think about the following intro to a piece like yours. OK, here goes: "I'll never forget the dark and stormy night when I stole my first M3...." You can finish it but don't forget where you got the idea. I know you'll agree it has pathos and literary tension but what do you think of my timing???

NoBrainz
10-19-1999, 10:33 PM
Thanks! I actually did send a copy to Satch and he said that although he enjoyed the story, Roundel does not take submissions that have already been published. Unfortunately, the internet is regarded as publishing. Who woulda thunk that providing access to something for a measly couple of billion people constitutes publication? Oh well. Something else is in the works. We shall see what happens.<br>As to a swollen head, my fan club membership is growing geometrically and adding you to the ranks brings it up to a chart topping... ummm... two. Double the previous total! <br>Thank you very much for the P.J. reference. He was one of my favorite authors back when he was with National Lampoon. Very sick. Very funny.<p>As to your literary ability: you made me laugh out loud. I have no higher compliment. Your timing and cadence are exemplary. <p>I don't know why you couldn't email me, although NoBrainz Motorsports is currently down because I seem to have exhausted my throughput allowance for the month. Ooops. I guess somebody must like me.<p>Regards,<p>Jonathan Porath<p><br><i>: Jon, you wrote a terrific piece. I'd like to see you submit it to the Roundel at the very least. I don't want to add to you're already swollen head, but this is nearly as good as the car stuff P.J. O'Rourke used to write before he got married and became a father. By the way, I tried to e-mail you but was informed that my access was "forbidden". I, too, have artistic pretensions; whaddaya think about the following intro to a piece like yours. OK, here goes: "I'll never forget the dark and stormy night when I stole my first M3...." You can finish it but don't forget where you got the idea. I know you'll agree it has pathos and literary tension but what do you think of my timing??? <p></i>


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