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2020-12-04 10:01:39 AM  
Why?
WHYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!?!
 
2020-12-04 10:12:25 AM  
Derrick from the Vice Grip Garage youtube channel calls his hammer 'The ol' Tonya Harding".  Makes me laugh every time.
 
2020-12-04 12:41:46 PM  
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2020-12-04 12:43:19 PM  
Has less than five thousand miles?   Truck is newer than the owner
 
2020-12-04 12:45:08 PM  
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Thicccc
 
2020-12-04 12:47:46 PM  
umm the listing shows a picture of the odometer with 183,000 miles on it. And generally it's in nice shape but 10k is probably a bit high
 
2020-12-04 12:49:12 PM  
Huh, not even a Cummins, guess you have to watch her videos for that.
 
2020-12-04 12:53:03 PM  
Nice one subby, should get some love for HOTY
 
2020-12-04 12:54:00 PM  

sozelle: [Fark user image 425x638]


I was firmly in the Team Tonya camp in the 90's.
 
2020-12-04 12:54:56 PM  
A 23-year old Dodge pick-up isn't "restored", it's "repaired". A restoration indicates there's value in the automobile.
That pile of garbage is only good for flying Gadsden flags and Trump flags while you're giving the finger to Prius drivers.
 
2020-12-04 1:00:27 PM  

Bslim: [a57.foxnews.com image 850x478]

Thicccc


I would
 
2020-12-04 1:18:20 PM  
It's half-price, so it'll only cost you a leg
 
2020-12-04 1:22:04 PM  
You better pay up, mister, if you know whats good for you.
 
2020-12-04 1:29:36 PM  

offacue: Derrick from the Vice Grip Garage youtube channel calls his hammer 'The ol' Tonya Harding".  Makes me laugh every time.


I laugh every time he talks about giving it the "old Italian tune up".
 
2020-12-04 1:39:57 PM  
and [since the restoration] it's got fewer than 5,000 miles on it!

And [since 5 years ago] I'm only 5 years old.
 
2020-12-04 1:40:58 PM  
Does it include the original hubcaps?
 
2020-12-04 1:43:45 PM  

The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse: Bslim: [a57.foxnews.com image 850x478]

Thicccc

I would


Yep.  And have a great time....
 
2020-12-04 1:44:39 PM  

Bslim: [a57.foxnews.com image 850x478]

Thicccc


You could tell she was gonna be a thicky once that Olympic training was finished, and the booze and hard living kicked in.

Still, 90's Tonya had a pretty nice body, and her porn was pretty good for amateur VHS quality.  I definetly did some whacking to that.
 
2020-12-04 1:47:11 PM  
For reference:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/harding-​p​leads-innocent/

"In one of the more bizarre episodes, Harding claimed in 1997 that she was abducted by a stranger at knifepoint and escaped only by driving her truck into a tree. "
 
2020-12-04 1:57:06 PM  
She ought to be grateful that Hollywood thought she deserved this actress to play her

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2020-12-04 2:12:17 PM  

The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse: Bslim: [a57.foxnews.com image 850x478]

Thicccc

I would


Something, something about sticking it in crazy.....
 
2020-12-04 2:20:56 PM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse: Bslim: [a57.foxnews.com image 850x478]

Thicccc

I would

Something, something about sticking it in crazy.....


Not worried.  I'd give her your name.
 
2020-12-04 2:26:07 PM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse: Bslim: [a57.foxnews.com image 850x478]

Thicccc

I would

Something, something about sticking it in crazy.....


I like to live life on the edge.
 
2020-12-04 2:27:54 PM  

dionysusaur: Chief Superintendent Lookout: The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse: Bslim: [a57.foxnews.com image 850x478]

Thicccc

I would

Something, something about sticking it in crazy.....

Not worried.  I'd give her your name.


I could her shrugging her shoulders as if to say "whatever, Chief Superintendent Lookout." then taking off her mom-jeans.  $50 is $50, you know.
 
2020-12-04 2:53:15 PM  

Bslim: [a57.foxnews.com image 850x478]

Thicccc


Ample too.
 
2020-12-04 3:18:28 PM  
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Does have it a Hemi?
 
2020-12-04 3:34:36 PM  

Persnickety: She ought to be grateful that Hollywood thought she deserved this actress to play her


See also... Linda Lovelace was below average by porn standards

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2020-12-04 3:48:04 PM  
I remember losing a bet and the payment was that I had to watch her porn.

/shudders
 
2020-12-04 4:26:13 PM  

farkeruk: See also... Linda Lovelace was below average by porn standards


Standards have changed since the 1970s.
 
2020-12-04 4:35:24 PM  
I only knew her as a punchline back in the 90s. From what I've read in recent years, her story is a tragedy in the classical sense. She was US champ and was performing jumps nobody else could do before her figurative fall.

"Harding's breakthrough year came in 1991 when, at the U.S. Championships, she completed her first triple Axel in competition on February 16 - the first American woman to execute the jump. She landed seven triple jumps in the long program including the triple Axel. She won the 1991 U.S. Ladies' Singles title with the event's first 6.0 technical merit score since Janet Lynn's 1973 performance at the U.S. Championships."

/ I, Tonya is an excellent movie
// It gave me new respect for Margot Robbie and new empathy for Tonya Harding
 
jvl [BareFark]
2020-12-04 4:42:02 PM  

jaytkay: I only knew her as a punchline back in the 90s. From what I've read in recent years, her story is a tragedy in the classical sense. She was US champ and was performing jumps nobody else could do before her figurative fall.


Is tragedy really the right word to describe someone who literally has her rival kneecapped and sent to the hospital?

She's a monster and that gods-dammed movie was way too kind to her.
 
2020-12-04 4:45:19 PM  

jvl: Is tragedy really the right word to describe someone who literally has her rival kneecapped and sent to the hospital?


That wasn't her doing.
 
2020-12-04 5:11:35 PM  

jaytkay: I only knew her as a punchline back in the 90s. From what I've read in recent years, her story is a tragedy in the classical sense. She was US champ and was performing jumps nobody else could do before her figurative fall.

"Harding's breakthrough year came in 1991 when, at the U.S. Championships, she completed her first triple Axel in competition on February 16 - the first American woman to execute the jump. She landed seven triple jumps in the long program including the triple Axel. She won the 1991 U.S. Ladies' Singles title with the event's first 6.0 technical merit score since Janet Lynn's 1973 performance at the U.S. Championships."

/ I, Tonya is an excellent movie
// It gave me new respect for Margot Robbie and new empathy for Tonya Harding


If you know anyone with ESPN+, the 30 for 30 documentary called The Price of Gold is a great account of her rise, fall, and "the incident." I enjoyed I, Tonya for the acting and skate sequences but got a better scoop on the nuts and bolts of her motivations from the documentary.

My biggest takeaway was that figure skating largely consists of beauty queens, teenagers that came from monied families. Tonya was a powerfully strong athlete and really pushed the sport in a new direction, despite not conforming to everyone's beauty standards and having trouble paying for the elaborate costumes that were often required for competitions. Skating fans are traditionalists and favored Nancy Kerrigan simply because she had that "America's sweetheart" factor that Tonya didn't. Tonya was stubborn, self-confident, and ended up associating with the wrong crowd. I still admire her as an athlete.
 
2020-12-04 5:25:40 PM  
After hearing Nancy Kerrigan do a few interviews, and watching her on that Disney Float, I was just curious why they didn't take out both knees and her mouth..... :)
 
2020-12-04 5:27:21 PM  
Whatever you do..
Just don't ask her for help changing a flat...
 
2020-12-04 5:59:31 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: jaytkay: I only knew her as a punchline back in the 90s. From what I've read in recent years, her story is a tragedy in the classical sense. She was US champ and was performing jumps nobody else could do before her figurative fall.

"Harding's breakthrough year came in 1991 when, at the U.S. Championships, she completed her first triple Axel in competition on February 16 - the first American woman to execute the jump. She landed seven triple jumps in the long program including the triple Axel. She won the 1991 U.S. Ladies' Singles title with the event's first 6.0 technical merit score since Janet Lynn's 1973 performance at the U.S. Championships."

/ I, Tonya is an excellent movie
// It gave me new respect for Margot Robbie and new empathy for Tonya Harding

If you know anyone with ESPN+, the 30 for 30 documentary called The Price of Gold is a great account of her rise, fall, and "the incident." I enjoyed I, Tonya for the acting and skate sequences but got a better scoop on the nuts and bolts of her motivations from the documentary.

My biggest takeaway was that figure skating largely consists of beauty queens, teenagers that came from monied families. Tonya was a powerfully strong athlete and really pushed the sport in a new direction, despite not conforming to everyone's beauty standards and having trouble paying for the elaborate costumes that were often required for competitions. Skating fans are traditionalists and favored Nancy Kerrigan simply because she had that "America's sweetheart" factor that Tonya didn't. Tonya was stubborn, self-confident, and ended up associating with the wrong crowd. I still admire her as an athlete.


Lol, no.  Competitive figure skating isn't something flighty teenagers just decide to go out and do one day.  The ones competing at the national and international levels have been doing it since they could barely walk and spend many hours every day on the ice, pretty much dedicating their entire lives to the sport.  This should come as no surprise since most every other sport is the same way.

As to money, yes it takes a lot to afford competing at the elite level, coaching, costumes, entrance fees.  Most families have to make a lot of sacrifices in order to afford that.  Nancy Kerrigan's family was decided middle class: mother was a homemaker, father was a welder who had to work three jobs to afford it.  Nancy herself was never talked about as "America's Sweetheart" until after the attack when it made for a juicy news angle.  To the contrary, she was fairly mundane.  She was that skater who could never quite get to the top.  There was always someone better, someone flashier, someone prettier, someone more athletic.

Tonya was a great athlete but still today she refuses to accept responsibility for the many failures in her life.  It's always someone else's fault.  After a lifetime of that, maybe you need to look a little close to home to find the problem.  Yes, she came from a bad background but you're never going to grow out of it if you can't even be honest with yourself.
 
2020-12-04 6:18:42 PM  
I can't look at her without thinking she has a very active profile on Fetlife
 
2020-12-04 7:03:39 PM  
Yeah, I'll admit I crushed on her pretty hard before and after The Incident".
 
2020-12-04 7:42:31 PM  
Truk might be of interest to certain seat sniffer circles.
 
2020-12-04 9:54:55 PM  

Crewmannumber6: I can't look at her without thinking she has a very active profile on Fetlife


FerretLife?
 
2020-12-05 12:37:24 AM  
The talk of Tonya and Nancy reminded me of the best comment I heard about the figure skating championships that year.  David Letterman sent his mom to the Olympics, and he was goading her one night into saying who she preferred, Tonya or Nancy.  She said (paraphrase) "Well, you know there are other skaters here Dave".

And of course Oksana Baiul smoked them both for the gold.
 
2020-12-05 6:53:55 AM  

joepennerlives: The talk of Tonya and Nancy reminded me of the best comment I heard about the figure skating championships that year.  David Letterman sent his mom to the Olympics, and he was goading her one night into saying who she preferred, Tonya or Nancy.  She said (paraphrase) "Well, you know there are other skaters here Dave".

And of course Oksana Baiul smoked them both for the gold.


Isn't she the one that had gotten her head sliced open (accidentally) by her duo partner's skate within the previous year or two and still was brave enough to get back into competing?
 
2020-12-05 12:58:54 PM  
If it had an 8 foot bed and a regular cab I'd go 4K and hang a snowplow on it.
 
jvl [BareFark]
2020-12-05 3:38:26 PM  

jaytkay: jvl: Is tragedy really the right word to describe someone who literally has her rival kneecapped and sent to the hospital?

That wasn't her doing.


Nonsense. Just because she pleaded to a lesser offense just means the prosecution couldn't prove it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_Co​b​o_Arena_attack
 
2020-12-05 7:15:41 PM  

Hassan Ben Sobr: If it had an 8 foot bed and a regular cab I'd go 4K and hang a snowplow on it.


I seriously thought this was some kind of metaphoric "I'd still hit it comment" like the guys upthread until I finally remembered the original headline was about a truck...
 
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