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(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)   CSB: That time you went to the race... or whatever you do on Memorial Day in your neck of the woods   ( divider line
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1633 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 May 2018 at 10:00 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2018-05-26 11:18:15 PM  
18 votes:
(my father has worked Indy like every year since the early 70s.  I'm sure he has some good stories but I'M THE ONE WITH THE FARK ACCOUNT SO YOU GET TO HEAR ABOUT FRENCH FRIES INSTEAD)
2018-05-27 9:59:04 AM  
7 votes:
We used to have my parents and my uncle over for the basic American backyard picnic. Dad was in the Merchant Marines, serving the last year and a half of WW Ⅱ in the North Atlantic on Liberty Ships. Latter he was USN on a destroyer in the Pacific; no combat. My uncle was USN from '42 to the end of the war on a destroyer in the South Pacific, seeing plenty of action. My son, even when he was rather young, practically interrogated them on their service and their vessels in particular. I think I heard more from them in those years than I did when I was a kid.

Mom and Dad are gone now. My uncle, who'll be 99 this fall, has moved away. We don't do anything of note these days.

/ Funniest moment I can recall from those time was when the cat dined with us
// He brought his own food: a mostly dead chipmunk
2018-05-26 10:53:19 PM  
6 votes:
I guess jacking off in the woods within nose shot of hamburgers is a tradition. I wouldn't call it a race.
2018-05-27 12:12:19 PM  
5 votes:
I went to the 500 about 12 years ago. Observations:

1.  A guy who shaved a checkered flag in his back hair.
2. A guy sunburned by 11am
3. People passed out before the race started.
4. A guy offering people walking by a chance to look up the skirt of his wife passed out in his truck. There was a line of guys waiting.
5. I smoked a ton of weed on the golf course and drank around 14 beers.
6. There was also a race. I can't remember who won but they were zooming around for a while out there.
2018-05-26 11:16:34 PM  
4 votes:
One time I went to the Indy 500 and it was the largest concentration of fat, shirtless pasty dudes I'd ever seen in my life.

There was a Steak N Shake in the parking lot of our hotel, though, so I got to have midnight impulse french fries like every day.

The end.
2018-05-27 8:23:49 AM  
3 votes:

mynameisnick: I guess jacking off in the woods within nose shot of hamburgers is a tradition. I wouldn't call it a race.

Both car racing and jacking off require handling a stick, shifting gears, pole position, and someone finishing first in a last gasp effort.
2018-05-27 10:16:31 AM  
2 votes:
I BBQd a brisket yesterday, but I didn't trim it well and now I'm stuck with a greasy mess.

This will be a sad Memorial Day.
2018-05-27 9:15:37 AM  
2 votes:
We generally BBQ or just have a few friends over for a fire and drinks. This year we're both working so it'll just be a typical day for us.

My CSB for memorial day weekend happened 10 years ago. Got to go to Maryland Death Fest for a 3 day death metal festival. Great time up until the second to last band (dying Fetus) on the last day. Was in the mosh pit for their set, and during their last song got knocked to the floor. When I hit someone stepped on my leg just behind my knee and knocked my kneecap upside down off to the side. Missed the final band that we all were looking forward to, and had the pleasure of riding back to NYS in the front of a Honda Civic with a hard brace on my leg. Had to hold myself up off the seat so I could fit. Still totally worth it though.
2018-05-27 4:54:12 PM  
1 vote:

rikkards: It's a Club Poutine, it has chicken AND bacon  Muahaha

*shakes tiny impotent fist of....impotence*

My limit on salted cheese is One. Finger-long. Cheese. Curd.

FINE.  I'm a-gonna gnaw on the corner of the laptop, that should suffice [NOT!!!]
2018-05-27 4:36:14 PM  
1 vote:

rikkards: Lol, I skipped the line today because here is  my post race recovery regimen[ image 425x239]

Damn you!  I just get out of the hospital with a brand-new diagnosis with extreme low-salt and low-sugar diet, and you send me pics of....of....

*garbled cussing in the background*

2018-05-27 11:48:08 AM  
1 vote:
No racing here but I'll be watching game one of the Stanley Cup Final from in front of T-Mobile Arena (since we looked at ticket prices and said "hahaha.... nope.") It should only be 95 degrees tomorrow, perfect hockey weather!
2018-05-27 10:27:14 AM  
1 vote:

mama2tnt: AverageAmericanGuy: This will be a sad Memorial Day.

Um...aren't they all, though?

Brisket helps.
2018-05-27 10:26:15 AM  
1 vote:

AverageAmericanGuy: I BBQd a brisket yesterday, but I didn't trim it well and now I'm stuck with a greasy mess.!!! *sobs*

AverageAmericanGuy: This will be a sad Memorial Day.

Um...aren't they all, though?
2018-05-27 9:45:18 AM  
1 vote:
When I was in grade school, memorial day was the first camping trip of the season. My folks, brother and our dog piled in the galaxy 500 and towed our 16' travel trailer to a state park for the long weekend.

Thing was, it was EVERYBODY'S first camping trip of the season. Back then, state parks had no reservation system and the policy was to try to find room for everyone. That meant folks camping in the picnic areas, on the baseball diamond, overflow boat ramp parking, etc.

My recollection it was like a redneck refugee camp. Tarps everywhere (it usually rained) , late night drinking, shouting, dirt bikes coming and going, dogs and kids running around in packs, random fireworks, etc. My brother and I usually made a couple friends. We also usually ended up in a fight with some little a-hole.

Still not sure why the folks thought it was a good idea.
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