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 Dita Von Teese is selling her 1939 Packard. Listing complete with pics of Dita with the Packard. WANT 167 More: Cool
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I couldn't liquidate my entire net worth and afford either, but just one of them would be nice.

Horseface with tons of makeup. Looking at her body aches my loins, however.

Marilyn Manson's sloppy seconds?  No thanks.

I'd like to see some pictures with the top down.

PC LOAD LETTER: Horseface with tons of makeup. Looking at her body aches my loins, however.

The makeup is part-and-parcel of the period she's referencing, and "horse face" is a bit far.  She has a really massive jawline that is jarring, I'll give you that.  Body: bangin'.

But more than anything she really does get the idea of fantasy indulgence.  She looks amazing with that car and filter.

factoryconnection: She has a really massive jawline that is jarring

She's a thinner Rumer Willis face-wise. Really U.G.L.Y. but whatever floats folks boats. Or penises.

ManateeGag: I'd like to see some pictures with the top down.

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PC LOAD LETTER: factoryconnection: She has a really massive jawline that is jarring

She's a thinner Rumer Willis face-wise. Really U.G.L.Y. but whatever floats folks boats. Or penises.

So, what you're saying is; her knees are too sharp?

Well   AAaa-oooo-gaaaa!

factoryconnection: PC LOAD LETTER: Horseface with tons of makeup. Looking at her body aches my loins, however.

The makeup is part-and-parcel of the period she's referencing, and "horse face" is a bit far.  She has a really massive jawline that is jarring, I'll give you that.  Body: bangin'.

But more than anything she really does get the idea of fantasy indulgence.  She looks amazing with that car and filter.

Too be honest, that's how people think of barn sex anyways...

I'd drive it, and I'd head over to Kat's Korner to do the Lindy Hop...

/no, not a euphemism
//still sorta misses the summer of swing

I'd take her for a ride, then put her away gently, only to take her out for parades and shows

That Packard is a beauty

I know every inch of that baby.
first model I ever build.

met Dita once. If I had known then she had this, I would have had to seduce her.

"I've never lost money on a car."

Well, no, because you attach the provenance of it to your name.  It may not be the whole selling point but it is enough to make it notable.

I'm pretty sure she replaced it with a 1940 LaSalle convertible.

Is this the Von Teese we're talking about?  'Cause I need an image to go with the car.

If you miss out on the Packard, you can always settle for  John Lennon's Ferrari.

I'll cut to the chase; I wouldn't mind playing with her tits and then banging bent over the hood of that car.  However, I have serious concerns about diseases she may have picked up from Marilyn Manson.

PC LOAD LETTER: Horseface with tons of makeup. Looking at her body aches my loins, however.

Not that much make-up.  Up close she's tie-your-toungue beautiful and really farking smart to boot.

/got to talk to her for about half an hour once....soul-selling material I tells ya

I have to wonder why people get all crazy just because someone else owned it. it feels really immature like "omg dita's ass was in this car!"

*shrug* I don't get it at all.

Dita is a real classy lady and was super nice to my daughter (about 15 at the time). Spent about a half hour with my daughter talking "girl talk" with champagne and caviar too!

/With the might of Thor's hammer.

Off-topic: Is eBay a good place to buy a used car?  We're in the market to buy a second car, and the only place I can think to look for one is Craigslist, but that's been hit or miss.  Any other suggestions for finding a reasonably reliable used car for under $10,000? Difficulty: We don't want to go through a dealership---we want to avoid the 9% tax---and we don't need any financing. 'kthanx \end{threadjack} oldernell: I couldn't liquidate my entire net worth and afford either, but just one of them would be nice. Take the car. It will age better. I'd like to Packard that trunk. Drexl's Eye: If you miss out on the Packard, you can always settle for John Lennon's Ferrari. Or just some ordinary schmuck's 330 for about half the price. It looks a little used here and there. Still in good condition. The car's nice too. viscountalpha: I have to wonder why people get all crazy just because someone else owned it. it feels really immature like "omg dita's ass was in this car!" *shrug* I don't get it at all. The iff chance that the seat would reatin a lingering trace of her "scent" would be enough for a lot of people... If Dita's hard up for money I could help her out, in exchange for, how you say, personal services. One of the best tit jobs ever. She should thank her surgeon every day for her millions. She's also selling riding boots, a baby monitor, and a furby. I wonder if she'd do a package deal? she's got some miles on her. /the car's been driving a lot too I'm not a car guy, so at what point is a classic car still considered authentic if you've replaced the engine, tires, interior, glass, etc, etc. Is the only thing that matters is the frame??? Both, please. \from what I've seen of her, she seems normal, well as normal as a person who's into the things she's into can be Civil_War2_Time: One of the best tit jobs ever. She should thank her surgeon every day for her millions. She does. She's very open in admitting she had a boob job. I clicked on the dealer's feedback before the pictures. She doesn't instill me with confidence. I would buy it but Comic Sans? No thanks. I always say if you are going to sell a rare item on the Bay, turn it over to someone w/a 90.3 positive rating. And if gumdrop girl is actually Dita the don't get on her bad side judging from seller responses to negative feedback. My first thought. /actually second. I first thought of Dita, but I keep those thoughts private Hmmm, interdasting /bidding is decent low I used to work for the guy that runs the website for the Packard club there in Costa Mesa. Worked on that website many a time. Sadly, never got to meet Dita. mcmnky: she's got some miles on her. /the car's been driving a lot too [blog.shoplet.com image 300x115] I am very happy I read the thread first. First thing I though of. If anyone buys the Packard, check the glove box for a pencil. Heh, and I just came from playing L.A Noire. How appropriate. Arn_Dee: Heh, and I just came from playing L.A Noire. How appropriate. LA Noire excited you that much? Magorn: PC LOAD LETTER: Horseface with tons of makeup. Looking at her body aches my loins, however. Not that much make-up. Up close she's tie-your-toungue beautiful and really farking smart to boot. /got to talk to her for about half an hour once....soul-selling material I tells ya Yeah, this. I got to meet her before she became as well-known as she is now, probably mid-to-late 90s I think. She's also a hell of a nice gal. dj_bigbird: Civil_War2_Time: One of the best tit jobs ever. She should thank her surgeon every day for her millions. She does. She's very open in admitting she had a boob job. I was just saying she should be thankful for the great job the surgeon did. It's long been known that they were fake, but that's artwork on a boob job. I bet well north of$10K back in the day.

CaliNJGuy: I always say if you are going to sell a rare item on the Bay, turn it over to someone w/a 90.3 positive rating.  And if gumdrop girl is actually Dita the don't get on her bad side judging from seller responses to negative feedback.

It does paint a mental picture of "I will cut you" in a really cliche' rosie perez voice..

oh yeah..oh yeah...oh yeah...oh yeah

Ebay seller rating sucks. LOL! What a joke.

CSB--
One of my best buddies is her cousin and grew up with her in Rochester. He has had Thanksgiving Dinners with Marilyn Manson.

/said the guy was actually funny and cool to talk with

We get it; you wish you lived in the '40s. Big deal. Get over it already.

/Now where are my Bob Wills records

Meh, I prefer septuagenarians stuck in the 11 hundreds. But Dita is all right.

Just remember, whatever Farker buys this: When you are smelling the driver's seat cushions, Marlyn Manson's dick has already been there.

JonnyBGoode: Arn_Dee: Heh, and I just came from playing L.A Noire. How appropriate.

LA Noire excited you that much?

Yeah, I'm on the Black Dahlia cases. All the naked pixel boobies.

For $20 you can get your hands on her furby First thing I thought of //Lili von Shtupp oldernell: I couldn't liquidate my entire net worth and afford either, but just one of them would be nice. I would liquidate my net worth all over Dita. MrBonestripper: I'm pretty sure she replaced it with a 1940 LaSalle convertible. The ad said she's selling the car because she bought a 1940 Cadillac convertible sedan. She has tasted Marilyn "Kevin" Manson's wiener. All cache goes out the window at that point. Kanemano: For$20 you can get your hands on her furby

Giggity!

Why would you want to pretend you are driving in Cuba.

Really? We're supposed to give a fark that some whore who swallowed Manson's sword is selling a car?

Go fark yourself subtard. You're an embarrassment to humanity.

slayer199: Marilyn Manson's sloppy seconds?  No thanks.

Sharp exes

Dita has craptastic feedback.   I wouldn't buy from her...she's an awful seller.

knew a girl that had that car in black. young lady, she loved that car. and she freakin' managed to smack it up and ruin it. damn idiot. you have to work hard to ruin a car as well built / tons of metal as one of those.

special20: Drexl's Eye: If you miss out on the Packard, you can always settle for  John Lennon's Ferrari.

Or just some ordinary schmuck's 330 for about half the price.

If I'm buying a 1960's European car, I'm getting a Porsche 356B or C.

This listing says scam to me.  The seller has a dubious feedback profile, and why would someone this famous sell their car on eBay through some guy named "Howard," rather than an auction house?

She just got this one for $4,551: 1939 Cadillac MrBallou: Nice headlights They're replacement parts. Two16: [decalbud.com image 500x500] Road hard? A good road is. Although, I don't mind soft shoulders. Two16: [decalbud.com image 500x500] Road? lol Wait wait wait.. a tachometer where the clock would be? Good luck with that. airsupport: She has tasted Marilyn "Kevin" Manson's wiener. All cache goes out the window at that point. Yeah, apparently she left him because he wouldn't sober up long enough to have a couple of kids with her. When you love drugs more than knocking up Dita von Teese, you have serious problems. Dita Von Teese, born Brandy Hagenthorp Eesh airsupport: She has tasted Marilyn "Kevin" Manson's wiener. All cache goes out the window at that point. I can understand why you wouldn't want that in your memory. Those are fabulous photos, good job! Not what I was expecting. The Packard's just a 120 4-door, so even in perfect condition, the real-world value is perhaps$20-25K. It'll be interesting to see how much her (admittedly firm and rounded) celebrity posterior adds to its value.

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Dita Von Teese, born Brandy Hagenthorp

Eesh

Bizarre. Wiki claims her real name is "Heather Renée Sweet"

PC LOAD LETTER: Horseface with tons of makeup. Looking at her body aches my loins, however.

I must remember to never reference your taste in anything...ever.

FlyingBacon: Ebay seller rating sucks. LOL! What a joke.

And what's up with that Instagram filter crap on the product images? A littler professionalism isn't too much to ask from a seller is it?

Somaticasual: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Dita Von Teese, born Brandy Hagenthorp

Eesh

Bizarre. Wiki claims her real name is "Heather Renée Sweet"

That ones probably right. I just made mine up.

Seriously?  With feedback like that I'm not sure I'd attempt to buy a matchbox from her.

For some reason I was thinking this was an old person selling this.

special20: Drexl's Eye: If you miss out on the Packard, you can always settle for  John Lennon's Ferrari.

Or just some ordinary schmuck's 330 for about half the price.

I like the silver one better. That car has a great profile, slightly odd front.

I think Dita and her car are both lovely.

loonatic112358: I'd take her for a ride, then put her away gently, only to take her out for parades and shows

That Packard is a beauty

And you'd rub her with a chamois all day and into the evening, too.

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/actually second. I first thought of Dita, but I keep those thoughts private

"Do you come with the car?  Oh You, hee hee hee hee"

My nephew turns 16 in two months. This would make the perfect starter car for him. Thanks Subby!

Somaticasual: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Dita Von Teese, born Brandy Hagenthorp

Eesh

Bizarre. Wiki claims her real name is "Heather Renée Sweet"

It is Heather Sweet. Check my earlier CSB post. My buddy's last name is also Sweet. She came to visit my buddy on campus one time when she was 18-19. Course that was before she was famous and I didn't meet her. All the guys who did said she was crazy-pretty though.

I could maybe afford the seat upholstery ... but that would be enough.

It's a period piece

I would do Dita Von Teese. Even if turned out that she used to be a dude. There. I said it.

dugitman: CSB--
One of my best buddies is her cousin and grew up with her in Rochester. He has had Thanksgiving Dinners with Marilyn Manson.

/said the guy was actually funny and cool to talk with

I've actually heard he's fairly normal most of the time.

If she sells the car then how will her vagina keep its shape?

/that girl nasty

ManateeGag: I'd like to see some pictures with the top down.

And the undercarriage.

dugitman: It is Heather Sweet. Check my earlier CSB post. My buddy's last name is also Sweet. She came to visit my buddy on campus one time when she was 18-19. Course that was before she was famous and I didn't meet her. All the guys who did said she was crazy-pretty though.

Matthew Sweet was awesome in the 90's.

Skarekrough: "I've never lost money on a car."

Well, no, because you attach your name to the provenance of it to your name.  It may not be the whole selling point but it is enough to make it notable.

Satanic_Hamster: Matthew Sweet was awesome in the 90's.

This is also true. Plus, he did a good couple albums with Susanna Hoffs- who may be the hottest 50something girl I've seen.

LemSkroob: I'm not a car guy, so at what point is a classic car still considered authentic if you've replaced the engine, tires, interior, glass, etc, etc. Is the only thing that matters is the frame???

The motor is original.  It may have been rebuilt, but it is the original block.  Alot of collectible cars from 50+ years ago have the frame and the engine stamped with the same serial number.  Keeping those matching is a big deal.  Most of what goes into a restoration is just basic maintenence done in bulk.  You'll strip the original frame of all rust then coat it in rustproofing and paint, you'll replace all the bolts and screws with new hardware.  Chrome will likely need to be re-plated, interiors wear out and need re-upholstering.  New glass is sometimes a price dropper, as the original glass often has factory markings from the time of the car's manufacture.  The more original stuff you can re-use the better.  As the cars get more rare in number, things like original glass and original engine matter alot more as it makes the car that much more rare.  There's alot that goes into the valuation of a restored classic.

I don't know why, but she gives me a vibe like she's a stick attached to her gearbox.

Off-topic: Is eBay a good place to buy a used car?  We're in the market to buy a second car, and the only place I can think to look for one is Craigslist, but that's been hit or miss.  Any other suggestions for finding a reasonably reliable used car for under $10,000? Difficulty: We don't want to go through a dealership---we want to avoid the 9% tax---and we don't need any financing. 'kthanx \end{threadjack} I bought a 1985 RX7 a few years ago. No problem. And I just took delivery of a truck I bought on eBay this week. Again, no problems. But keep in mind that both of my purchases were restoration projects. Remember, if you buy from eBay, you have to add in the price of shipping. And depending on the distance, and other factors, shipping a car can get a bit expensive. As for selling a car...I sold my 1968 Firebird on Craigslist in less than 12 hours, and got my asking price. Damn. I've already been outbid. got a stick* SPLAMM: madgonad: My first thought. [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x375] /actually second. I first thought of Dita, but I keep those thoughts private "Do you come with the car?" "Only when I'm in the back seat." FizixJunkee: \begin{threadjack} Off-topic: Is eBay a good place to buy a used car? We're in the market to buy a second car, and the only place I can think to look for one is Craigslist, but that's been hit or miss. Any other suggestions for finding a reasonably reliable used car for under$10,000?  Difficulty: We don't want to go through a dealership---we want to avoid the 9% tax---and we don't need any financing.

'kthanx

In my brief experience, Craigslist is useless for cars. I put up my '93 Daytona hoping for someone who wanted to restore it, and all I got were scam emails. I stuck it on the ebay classifieds (local listings basically), and got way more interest that way and sold it to a kid who did do some work on it.

/.02

Do you get the horn?

PC LOAD LETTER: Horseface with tons of makeup. Looking at her body aches my loins, however.

To each their own I guess. My assessment: car=cool and chick=hot.

I like how she got all period for the shots. Makes me think she is probably a lot of fun in real life

Quigs: Really? We're supposed to give a fark that some whore who swallowed Manson's sword is selling a car?

Go fark yourself subtard. You're an embarrassment to humanity.

Quigs: Really? We're supposed to give a fark that some whore who swallowed Manson's sword is selling a car?

Go fark yourself subtard. You're an embarrassment to humanity.

Are you as ugly on the outside as you are on the inside?

Whar Dita pics? Whar?

/ my GIS is brokeded.

That is one fine piece of deco art.

Dita has horrible feedback.

My grandfather owned a 1946 Packard he drove from the factory back to California. On the day my father sold it, it was in showroom new condition. It was a great car. Maybe it's still around, in Jay's garage or someplace like that.

Pumpernickel bread: PC LOAD LETTER: Horseface with tons of makeup. Looking at her body aches my loins, however.

To each their own I guess. My assessment: car=cool and chick=hot.

I like how she got all period for the shots. Makes me think she is probably a lot of fun in real life

It wasn't just for the shots, that's her thing. And I LOVE it.

Nick Nostril: Whar Dita pics? Whar?

/ my GIS is brokeded.

I am happy to oblige.

Meh.

Farkette KiwiMoogle84 has a hotter pinup girl look than Dita. More real looking.

I'm not going to tell you what I had to do to got her to send me the private pics but let's just say it was totally worth it!

Magorn: viscountalpha: I have to wonder why people get all crazy just because someone else owned it. it feels really immature like "omg dita's ass was in this car!"

*shrug* I don't get it at all.

The iff chance that the seat would reatin a lingering trace of her "scent" would be enough for a lot of people...

There should be a separate auction for the seats.

In less favorable pictures she is a huge butterface. It's kind of bizarre. Although that's probably true of many models. The lighting, make-up and shooping are a big part of what make a model gorgeous.

ummmmmm ow.  I really hope that is airbrushed.

ummmmmm ow.  I really hope that is airbrushed.

No. She corsets pretty hardcore. I'm personally not a fan of that.

illannoyin: Meh.

Farkette KiwiMoogle84 has a hotter pinup girl look than Dita. More real looking.

I'm not going to tell you what I had to do to got her to send me the private pics but let's just say it was totally worth it!

You gave money to vincent blackshadow (sp)?

MFAWG: dugitman: CSB--
One of my best buddies is her cousin and grew up with her in Rochester. He has had Thanksgiving Dinners with Marilyn Manson.

/said the guy was actually funny and cool to talk with

I've actually heard he's fairly normal most of the time.

I've seen a few interviews with Manson and he comes across as very intelligent.

**pithy double entendre equating cars with women**

My roommate last Halloween . . .

MOGGEE: First thing I thought of

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//Lili von Shtupp

She should shave...

Jument: In less favorable pictures she is a huge butterface. It's kind of bizarre. Although that's probably true of many models. The lighting, make-up and shooping are a big part of what make a model gorgeous.

I suspect it's due to bad photography, becasue even without makeup she's still pretty good looking

Just curious. Under the glove box, is that a liquor cabinet? I used to have one in the back seat but when I'd go back there to fix myself a martini, the cruise control would cut out and next thing I know, I'm off the sidewalk and back in to traffic.

Harry Freakstorm: [i266.photobucket.com image 640x425]

Just curious. Under the glove box, is that a liquor cabinet? I used to have one in the back seat but when I'd go back there to fix myself a martini, the cruise control would cut out and next thing I know, I'm off the sidewalk and back in to traffic.

I see a hose going up to the firewall, so I'm thinking hotdog steamer.

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Jument: In less favorable pictures she is a huge butterface. It's kind of bizarre. Although that's probably true of many models. The lighting, make-up and shooping are a big part of what make a model gorgeous.

I suspect it's due to bad photography, becasue even without makeup she's still pretty good looking

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That ... smirk - it makes odd things happen in my imagination.
/ and my pants

Am I the only person who doesn't know who Dita Von Teese is?

darth_badger: Dita is a real classy lady and was super nice to my daughter (about 15 at the time). Spent about a half hour with my daughter talking "girl talk" with champagne and caviar too!

Of all the starlets (ie: anyone remotely famous and female) she's on my vanishingly short list of role models. I could never devote the time or enthusiasm to makeup that she does, but my god she seems good at it and so kind in addition.

Harry Freakstorm: [i266.photobucket.com image 640x425]

Just curious. Under the glove box, is that a liquor cabinet? I used to have one in the back seat but when I'd go back there to fix myself a martini, the cruise control would cut out and next thing I know, I'm off the sidewalk and back in to traffic.

It is a hot water heater.  Behind the doors is a small radiator that hot water from the engine cooling system would flow through.  A small fan behind it would then blow air through the radiator to heat the cabin.

Arachnophobe: Pumpernickel bread: PC LOAD LETTER: Horseface with tons of makeup. Looking at her body aches my loins, however.

To each their own I guess. My assessment: car=cool and chick=hot.

I like how she got all period for the shots. Makes me think she is probably a lot of fun in real life

It wasn't just for the shots, that's her thing. And I LOVE it.

Nick Nostril: Whar Dita pics? Whar?

/ my GIS is brokeded.

I am happy to oblige.

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Hey, you've got the same sets of pictures I have!

I mean... *cough* I would never presume to have asked my husband to download some 400+ pictures of Ms. Von Teese in extensive undress.

viscountalpha: I have to wonder why people get all crazy just because someone else owned it. it feels really immature like "omg dita's ass was in this car!"

*shrug* I don't get it at all.

Depends on the person.  Steve McQueen's Packard?  Hell yeah (iconic celebrity and major gearhead to boot, not to mention a serious rememberance of Americana).

Von Teese?  I wouldn't pay more than normal market for the car.  Her contributions to society at large are pretty nil.

Aidan: Hey, you've got the same sets of pictures I have!

I mean... *cough* I would never presume to have asked my husband to download some 400+ pictures of Ms. Von Teese in extensive undress.

Perish the thought. ;)

Speaking of the makeup she does...

I just like this one.

Have you got her book? If not, try to get your hands on it. I've been told by female friends that it's a very good read, and I can personally vouch for the quality of the images.

dhandler: Harry Freakstorm: [i266.photobucket.com image 640x425]

Just curious. Under the glove box, is that a liquor cabinet? I used to have one in the back seat but when I'd go back there to fix myself a martini, the cruise control would cut out and next thing I know, I'm off the sidewalk and back in to traffic.

It is a hot water heater.  Behind the doors is a small radiator that hot water from the engine cooling system would flow through.  A small fan behind it would then blow air through the radiator to heat the cabin.

Huh.. and then the hinges are in the center to let the double as like adjustable baffles? That's actually pretty clever.

I don't think it's right, I mean, for the expectation that a famous person be as pure as the driven snow.  Fame attracts literally everyone so you tend to go with other famous people because they can at least relate to your lifestyle.

Being famous doesn't make you any different from anyone else.  That's a two way street.  Allow me to explain:
1. You eliminate the effect of a limited market as far as finding a mate.  Someone halfway around the world could get to know you.  Dangerous, however, is they could get to know (and fall for) a character you play, as opposed to the real you.  OR, they could be put off by a character you play.  Imagine if everyone thought Jaleel White was playing his real self as Steve Urkel, for example.  All those myths and shiat about Brian "Marilyn Manson" Warner haunt him and kind of limit him.  He's the kind of guy I could probably talk to for hours without getting bored, but there are those who write him off as some brand of Antichrist.  It's a good biatchfilter, a way to see who's willing to look beyond the stage.

2. You end up with more potential mates than you can handle.  I worry about this.  I think of average people who rose to prominence via YouTube as a really big example of this.  Think of OverlyAttachedGF Laina.  Before her (hilarious) Bieber video, she was just Laina, a girl.  Now she gets hit on for reasons ranging from the shallow "She's cute.  I'd do her." to the limited depth "She's got a cool sense of humor.  I wonder what she'd be like on a date?"  We only see videos.  Her character we see could be just that--a character.  She might be completely different.

Paradox of choice is a big deal.  So many to choose from.  What if I regret my decision?  What if the right one was the one who wasn't right at that particular moment, but who became perfect a few weeks later?  The Internet is packed with this kind of thing.  It used to be that you'd pair off with your high school sweetheart from the same town or your college sweetheart from a few towns (or states) over and last for life.  This doesn't happen as often now.

Propinquity:  It's a weird damn word.  Basically, it's a word that means you'll fall in love with the people you're spending the most time around (friendzone aside since that's a security blanket).  I've seen this in action.  Due to isolation brought on either by locale or resources, sometimes both, I paired off with a coworker once for a few months.  In Hollywood, this is quite common.  Often, it's no big deal if it doesn't work out since you both move on to other films after the one you're working on together wraps up.

In "normal life", it's not that simple.  I've been working at the same place for six years.  I took a big risk dating this one girl.  It didn't pan out because of the nature of post-divorce turbulence for both of us.  Spend the better part of a decade with someone and you become at least somewhat like them.  I recognized this for what it was and decided to work on getting back to being the real me instead of wasting time building my castle on sand, as it were.  I was bummed about the breakup because I genuinely loved her for what she was.  Maybe I was just unattractive at that point in life?

Regardless, she moved on to a new relationship, but I don't see her smile anymore.  That's exactly what I wanted to avoid in my own life and why I took the break I did since my marriage started on not all that different of a foundation.  I wish her luck.  As the ex-boyfriend, that's all I can do.  It's awkward seeing her basically every day, but I did that to myself for the longterm gains.  Life's too damn short to let your dick get in the way of your dreams.

My point:  Finding a mate is a crap-shoot in general.  You try with those you meet.  You don't get to run that side of the program on those you don't meet.  All you can really do is be yourself and run that up your flagpole to see who salutes.  Famous people don't get that luxury unless they're famous for being themselves.  You do.  By doing anything other than that, you'll fail to attract the few who are both doing the same thing and are searching for your flag.

In my case, I look at who I am now versus who I was at the moment of the divorce and I'm disgusted.  Further, I wasn't all that different four months later when I dated the coworker and I had the crushing financial after-effects of the divorce to contend with, as well as hypocritical jealousy directed at she and I, courtesy of the ex-wife.  It was a perfect storm of shiat that drowned us, but every storm ends and you rebuild stronger to meet the new challenges.

So what's going on your flag?

/ Maybe I need to put the rubber to the road and see what fame beyond the local-celebrity species would do to me?  It's not so much that everyone gets 15 minutes of wide-ranging fame these days, it's that everyone is famous to 15 people for a long stretch of time.

butter face

More like Dita Von Tease, amirite?

The seller only has a positive feedback rating of 90.3%.

I was going to buy it,,,,but now...not so much.

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Somaticasual: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Dita Von Teese, born Brandy Hagenthorp

Eesh

Bizarre. Wiki claims her real name is "Heather Renée Sweet"

That ones probably right. I just made mine up.

Dammit, now you've got me jonesing on Brandy Hagenthorp, and all she is is a name.

Off-topic: Is eBay a good place to buy a used car?  We're in the market to buy a second car, and the only place I can think to look for one is Craigslist, but that's been hit or miss.  Any other suggestions for finding a reasonably reliable used car for under \$10,000?  Difficulty: We don't want to go through a dealership---we want to avoid the 9% tax---and we don't need any financing.

'kthanx

It's not bad, but if you're looking for a sub-10K car I'd stick with local listings so you can check the car out if you're really interested.  Ask the seller if you can have it inspected by a mechanic you trust before purchase (you pay for the inspection).  If they say no - don't buy it.

If you're buying long distance, then take the maximum amount you'd spend on the car and cut it in half.  If you're lucky, you get a car that doesn't need any work.  If you aren't lucky, then that second half you can use for repairs.

You know how I know you're an A+++++++ bidder?

Ctrl-Alt-Del: I suspect it's due to bad photography, becasue even without makeup she's still pretty good looking

I see makeup.

/just sayin'

Aidan: Of all the starlets (ie: anyone remotely famous and female) she's on my vanishingly short list of role models.

I, too, would like every attractive woman to aspire to performances like this:

So very, VERY NSFW.  And hot, like the picture.

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Jument: In less favorable pictures she is a huge butterface. It's kind of bizarre. Although that's probably true of many models. The lighting, make-up and shooping are a big part of what make a model gorgeous.

I suspect it's due to bad photography, becasue even without makeup she's still pretty good looking

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Head on, upside down, and sideways.  I've always had a thing for Dita.

I just bought Dita Von Teese's mofuggin Furby.

/don't care if it isn't her

Arachnophobe: Aidan: Hey, you've got the same sets of pictures I have!

I mean... *cough* I would never presume to have asked my husband to download some 400+ pictures of Ms. Von Teese in extensive undress.

Perish the thought. ;)

Speaking of the makeup she does...

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I just like this one.

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Have you got her book? If not, try to get your hands on it. I've been told by female friends that it's a very good read, and I can personally vouch for the quality of the images.

I do not. I'm intrigued now. Thank you for the suggestion!

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Just curious. Under the glove box, is that a liquor cabinet? I used to have one in the back seat but when I'd go back there to fix myself a martini, the cruise control would cut out and next thing I know, I'm off the sidewalk and back in to traffic.

It is a hot water heater.  Behind the doors is a small radiator that hot water from the engine cooling system would flow through.  A small fan behind it would then blow air through the radiator to heat the cabin.

So it turns hot water into steam? How hot does the hot water heater get?

Oh, god. I have the hardest boner right now.

And the chick is nice too.

I'd have the car.

i upped my meds-up yours: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Somaticasual: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Dita Von Teese, born Brandy Hagenthorp

Eesh

Bizarre. Wiki claims her real name is "Heather Renée Sweet"

That ones probably right. I just made mine up.

Dammit, now you've got me jonesing on Brandy Hagenthorp, and all she is is a name.

Holy shiat I almost pissed my pants at this

Meh.  I've got a Packard-engined vehicle from the 40s.  It's a one seater.  More fun than the car.

teto85: Meh.  I've got a Packard-engined vehicle from the 40s.  It's a one seater.  More fun than the car.

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You have a Mustang?!!!  How in the hell did you acquire that?

More importantly, is it as hot in the cockpit as I've heard about?

teto85: Meh.  I've got a Packard-engined vehicle from the 40s.  It's a one seater.  More fun than the car.

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And sexier too.

/Very interesting : )

teto85: Meh.  I've got a Packard-engined vehicle from the 40s.  It's a one seater.  More fun than the car.

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You think that Total Fark tag is going to fool us into believing you own a Mustang? The hell you say.

teto85: Meh.  I've got a Packard-engined vehicle from the 40s.  It's a one seater.  More fun than the car.

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Wanna know how I know that's not your 'stang?
/bubble canopy R/R Merlin

NC140: teto85: Meh.  I've got a Packard-engined vehicle from the 40s.  It's a one seater.  More fun than the car.

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Wanna know how I know that's not your 'stang?
/bubble canopy R/R Merlin

Merlins in the early model Bs and Cs (C was a B built in Texas, B's built in Inglewood, CA) And that was  either a greenhouse or Malcom Hood canopy.  Late model Bs and Cs had the Packard engines.  Ds and beyond had teardrops and Packard engines.
Packard licensed Merlins due to demand for Merlins in Mosquitos, Lancasters and just about every British aircraft in WWII.  And the limited production facilities at Rolls Royce.

1947 revised  F-51D flight manual.  Packard V-1650 engine.
Grandfather and two uncles purchased one complete plane and enough parts to build another one from Guatemala for a song in the late 60s.  Took a few years to get it airworthy.  The cockpit is warm, but it has vents and it's a Mustang.

Aidan: darth_badger: Dita is a real classy lady and was super nice to my daughter (about 15 at the time). Spent about a half hour with my daughter talking "girl talk" with champagne and caviar too!

Of all the starlets (ie: anyone remotely famous and female) she's on my vanishingly short list of role models. I could never devote the time or enthusiasm to makeup that she does, but my god she seems good at it and so kind in addition.

Dita took a picture with me too. I call it "Beauty and the Beast".

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: i upped my meds-up yours: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Somaticasual: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Dita Von Teese, born Brandy Hagenthorp

Eesh

Bizarre. Wiki claims her real name is "Heather Renée Sweet"

That ones probably right. I just made mine up.

Dammit, now you've got me jonesing on Brandy Hagenthorp, and all she is is a name.

Holy shiat I almost pissed my pants at this

If Brandy Hagenthorp owns a classic car, it is a '58 Impala.

teto85: NC140: teto85: Meh.  I've got a Packard-engined vehicle from the 40s.  It's a one seater.  More fun than the car.

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Wanna know how I know that's not your 'stang?
/bubble canopy R/R Merlin

Merlins in the early model Bs and Cs (C was a B built in Texas, B's built in Inglewood, CA) And that was  either a greenhouse or Malcom Hood canopy.  Late model Bs and Cs had the Packard engines.  Ds and beyond had teardrops and Packard engines.
Packard licensed Merlins due to demand for Merlins in Mosquitos, Lancasters and just about every British aircraft in WWII.  And the limited production facilities at Rolls Royce.
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1947 revised  F-51D flight manual.  Packard V-1650 engine.
Grandfather and two uncles purchased one complete plane and enough parts to build another one from Guatemala for a song in the late 60s.  Took a few years to get it airworthy.  The cockpit is warm, but it has vents and it's a Mustang.

So you are totally not shiatting with us? Just to let you know, your one post sent me on a two hour P-51 porn spree. Again if you are not joking, I am officially jealous. And not afraid to say it in public.

That Packard is nice.
You can tell from the photos that the car went through a cosmetic restoration and not a frame-off restoration.
Yes, that is an under-dash heater.
Packards are nice cars but I'll stick to owning/driving my '29 Pierce Arrow.

/My Pierce Arrow is all original, inside and out - the motor has never even been out of it.
//No power steering, mechanical brakes, non-synchronized transmission and a 143" wheelbase means it's actual work to drive it :)

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