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The Flying Convertible Top

Meh.

So yesterday, I was heading north on 270 to meet an old work buddy of mine for lunch. Of course I was late, so I was going fast.

I frequently glance away from the front so I can keep track of the traffic around me. On one such occasion, I glanced to the side to note another vehicle and glanced back to note an entire convertible top hurtling down from the sky!

Even more noteworthy, it was heading straight for my car. I managed to evade it fairly easily and it hit the ground with a terrific crash. Looking back, I saw that it was almost instantly destroyed by the cars behind me who weren't able to evade it as easily as I.

And the thing is, with all the weirdness associated with this story, the weirdest part is that I never did figure out where that darn convertible top came from. Unless they've invented some sort of convertible helicopter.

They should recall those helicopters... The tops come off...

ttyl!

--Alex Markley

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Fun Fun Funny

"They should recall those helicopters... The tops come off..."

--Malex

Lol, Malex, this made me laugh!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

Peter's picture

O_O

"I ... glanced back to note an entire convertible top hurtling down from the sky!" -Malex

Are you serious? Why didn't you say anything when you got home? That's like... incredible! ...It's hilarious!

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“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy, Contradictionary - Party

Can I have that back?

j/k It isnt mine. I have heard of this happening before. It's odd that you didn't see the rest of the car flipped over somewhere though. I just hope the owner is alright because his wallet isn't going to be.

Magic is more than something that you see. Magic is something you feel. It's like the feeling you get when you hear that certain song or see that one person...that's real magic.

Magic is more than something that you see. Magic is something you feel. It's like the feeling you get when you hear that certain song or see that one person...that's real magic.

Heh heh...

Convertables can be so fun ...

Makes me think of the BBC's Top Gear's homemade contervable van. And what happened to it. X-D

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"From the great Gales of Ireland,

Are the men that God made mad,

For all their wars are merry,

And all their songs are sad." - G. K. Chesterton

Everything looks perfect from far away.

Finally,

It's the first step in the whole 'flying car' future and the malex was there! How exciting. Glad you weren't hurt.

Shut up, you. -Linus

Name a shrub after me...something prickly and hard to eradicate.

Peter's picture

*lol*

"Despite the minor casualties, wouldn't you all say that you're deeply glad for this opportunity to have been a part of our future?"

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“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy, Contradictionary - Party

Lilly's picture

topgear

That was stinking hilarious! "Watch out for the monkeys!"

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My hero! My hero!-Motf

I'd rather waltz than just walk through the forest- Owl City

lol

...starve day... Lol.

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"From the great Gales of Ireland,

Are the men that God made mad,

For all their wars are merry,

And all their songs are sad." - G. K. Chesterton

Everything looks perfect from far away.

Mariel 7's picture

W00t TOP GEAR

Which episode was that?

I wanna see the monkeys ... X-D X-D X-D X-D X-D

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"I must've been in the sun too long, because it looks like there's a dead cow tied to the top of your car ... there is, isn't there?"

-Richard Hammond, Top Gear (US tour)

SCI-EENNNNCE!!!! @_@ - Dr. Insano

Don't Know. But...

There's a clip available on their site. The clip is called Convertible MVP. Their site is http://www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/

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"From the great Gales of Ireland,

Are the men that God made mad,

For all their wars are merry,

And all their songs are sad." - G. K. Chesterton

Everything looks perfect from far away.

Mariel 7's picture

Oh my

I have only one thing to say ...

WHAT KIND OF FREAKING IDIOT DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO SET A CAR ON FIRE IN A CARWASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I reject your reality and substitute my own!

-Adam Savage, Mythbusters

SCI-EENNNNCE!!!! @_@ - Dr. Insano

The flying bathtub

Once, when I was just a little shaver, my dad and I were headed north on I-71 in his Datsun. It was a very small car and quite a novelty on the road back then. Suddenly, a huge box flew off the truck ahead of us and landed with a thunderous crash on the freeway ahead of us. It skittered toward us as we flew toward it. Dad managed to evade a direct hit, but our impact with the cardboard behemoth knocked it off the road to the right. Dad pulled off the road and turned on his flashers. With a steely expression of mixed determination and anger, he declared, "It's mine now," and got out of the car.

Turned out it was a bathtub that was roughly the same size as our Datsun. Since it was damaged by the collision, Dad decided reluctantly, to leave it there.

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I get up, I walk, I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing. - Hillel

We should take our comfort from God's word, not from the circumstances of our lives.

Clueless

Hey, what's Top Gear?

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

Mariel 7's picture

Top gear

It's a British show all about cars. They do the most horrible and inhuman things to those cars :-(| but it's all HYSTERICAL!!!!!!!!! :-D X-D :-* :-P

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I reject your reality and substitute my own!

-Adam Savage, Mythbusters

SCI-EENNNNCE!!!! @_@ - Dr. Insano

Peter's picture

...

Since when have cars ever been treated ...human? (at least in Britain)

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“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy, Contradictionary - Party

Mariel 7's picture

well ... humane

I see your point, but some things are just wrong 0_0 (or funny, really really funny)

{Go to "Mucking About" or Stunts"}

-TG goes caravanning X-|

-Car Darts X-D

-Amphibious Cars :-O

-Convertible MPV :-*

-747 vs Car @-D

-Indestructible Truck 0_0

-Mini Ski Jump <3

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I reject your reality and substitute my own!

-Adam Savage, Mythbusters

SCI-EENNNNCE!!!! @_@ - Dr. Insano

Toyotas Don't Die

Never. Ever. Wrap a Toyota around a tree and it still keeps on going.

I've known this for a long time so when Top Gear did the Indestructable Truck, I loved it! So did my Dad, Oz, who has owned almost nothing but Toyotas his whole life.

<3 <3 <3

I love Toyotas.

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"From the great Gales of Ireland,

Are the men that God made mad,

For all their wars are merry,

And all their songs are sad." - G. K. Chesterton

Everything looks perfect from far away.

Peter's picture

*lol*

"Wrap a Toyota around a tree and it still keeps on going." -Aisling

Yeah... Just in circles. XD

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“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy, Contradictionary - Party

LOL!!!!

"Wrap a Toyota around a tree and it still keeps on going." -Aisling

Yeah... Just in circles.

That was SO witty, QZ!

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I get up, I walk, I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing. - Hillel

We should take our comfort from God's word, not from the circumstances of our lives.

Peter's picture

Oh, ...*lol*

*lol* Thank you. :D

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“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy, Contradictionary - Party

"Just in circles."

But that does not change the fact that it is, indeed, going.

Toyotas are the most awesomest cars ever. :-P

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"From the great Gales of Ireland,

Are the men that God made mad,

For all their wars are merry,

And all their songs are sad." - G. K. Chesterton

Everything looks perfect from far away.

Forsooth

Amen to that! My fam, esp. my Dad, are die hard fans of Toyotas. They're like energizer bunnies. They just keep going, and going, and going and.......

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

Going long after it shouldn't.

Like the Blue Beast. 0_0

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"From the great Gales of Ireland,

Are the men that God made mad,

For all their wars are merry,

And all their songs are sad." - G. K. Chesterton

Everything looks perfect from far away.

Lol! Thank goodness Malex is

Lol! Thank goodness Malex is rid of that thing. It insisted on leaking on me! Ugh...I remember that black stuff inside the car that attached itself to me.It was secreting something black and sticky on me while I sat in the car :-|

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

Be grateful

It was secreting something black and sticky on me while I sat in the car

It only did that to people it liked. X-D

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I get up, I walk, I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing. - Hillel

We should take our comfort from God's word, not from the circumstances of our lives.

Mariel 7's picture

It was secreting something

It was secreting something black and sticky on me.

It only did that to people it liked.

Just like my cat ... right, Lilly!!! X-D :-* ;-) :-D :-J

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I reject your reality and substitute my own!

-Adam Savage, Mythbusters

SCI-EENNNNCE!!!! @_@ - Dr. Insano

Susie Markley's picture

Check it out!

I got myself a new awesome sig!

Read it and laugh! X-D

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Taisy, understanding well the laws of phisics, was astonished when he started falling.

Stepping off a building, Taisy had expected to fly. -Quartz

#HowManyLicksDoesItTake to change a lightbulb?

Mariel 7's picture

Just one question

Who is Taisy and why can't he fly :-?

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I reject your reality and substitute my own!

-Adam Savage, Mythbusters

SCI-EENNNNCE!!!! @_@ - Dr. Insano

Peter's picture

No comments.

You'll have to wonder.

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“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy, Contradictionary - Party

Taisy

Who is Taisy and why can't he fly

But your subject was "Just one question." This is two.

Taisy and his antics often figure prominently in the sentences Quartz is assigned to write in Grammar. It helps keep me (his teacher) amused.

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I get up, I walk, I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing. - Hillel

We should take our comfort from God's word, not from the circumstances of our lives.

Mariel 7's picture

I found another one

hehe ... Car Football (translation - soccer)

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I reject your reality and substitute my own!

-Adam Savage, Mythbusters

SCI-EENNNNCE!!!! @_@ - Dr. Insano

Yup, yup.

I love the "door ball".

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"From the great Gales of Ireland,

Are the men that God made mad,

For all their wars are merry,

And all their songs are sad." - G. K. Chesterton

Everything looks perfect from far away.

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