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Forum: Off-Topic Today, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5,244
Views: 182,382
Posted By mark_m5
Ah, Akira Kurosawa movies. I was sitting in the...

Ah, Akira Kurosawa movies. I was sitting in the theater watching "The Magnificent Seven" just this week, and someone near us said "I never saw the original". I'm guessing he was referring to the 1960...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By mark_m5
Just don't go through an agent. Then they don't...

Just don't go through an agent. Then they don't charge the $50. Call them directly. Their website is sh!t too. It never works right for me. The wife has to use them for work, so we both have accounts...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 04:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,133
Posted By mark_m5
Love it when new folks resurrect these old...

Love it when new folks resurrect these old threads :) ... the wife calls her 228i "Blue". You get a cookie if you can guess the color of the car.

I just refer to my whips as "the M5" and "the...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By mark_m5
Yeah, spent the cost of a Ferrari and then some...

Yeah, spent the cost of a Ferrari and then some raising the ungrateful brats.

That reminds me: Another way to afford a BMW - don't have kids. They're expensive.
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5,244
Views: 182,382
Posted By mark_m5
Hump Day. Hope you're all having a good one.

Hump Day. Hope you're all having a good one.
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By mark_m5
I just had an idea - since our kids are old...

I just had an idea - since our kids are old enough to give them the boot, we could sell our house and move in with my parents. We could bank all those household expenses and they could travel without...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By mark_m5
Step 1: you need to set yourself a goal so you...

Step 1: you need to set yourself a goal so you can focus on it and help build your motivation. Keeping your mind on the goal is key to avoiding distractions. So to help you define your goal, I did a...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5,244
Views: 182,382
Posted By mark_m5
I went to see some co-workers of mine play in...

I went to see some co-workers of mine play in their jazz band a few weeks ago. It was cool. All original stuff, written by a guy I used to work with all the time. Their sax player works about 100...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By mark_m5
I sit corrected.

I sit corrected.
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,456
Posted By mark_m5
I was thinking that a series of books about...

I was thinking that a series of books about sparkling vampires might sell :eeps:
Forum: Off-Topic 09-22-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By mark_m5
Yeah, weird that. I changed my password etc. a...

Yeah, weird that. I changed my password etc. a while back. Maybe I'll change it again.
Forum: Off-Topic 09-22-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5,244
Views: 182,382
Posted By mark_m5
So, you're going to hang out with a group of...

So, you're going to hang out with a group of horny people tonight.
Forum: Off-Topic 09-22-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,456
Posted By mark_m5
I had the wife purchase a fenced-in dog run that...

I had the wife purchase a fenced-in dog run that the dog can access through a window that we converted into a doggie-door, and tile the whole downstairs of the house so there's no carpet. She paid...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-22-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By mark_m5
If a pedestrian hits the hood of a car with...

If a pedestrian hits the hood of a car with enough force to depress the hood, why would European and Asian government types think that hard stuff under the hood would cause more damage than the...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-22-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By mark_m5
Here's an idea: DON'T LEASE. Buy a 3-year-old...

Here's an idea: DON'T LEASE. Buy a 3-year-old XC90 that's a lease-trade-in for $28,000. You can finance 100%, if you like, but saving up is better than financing unless you make more on your...
Forum: BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition 09-22-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By mark_m5
I've seen a lot of dash cam video from Russia....

I've seen a lot of dash cam video from Russia. It's amazing how many videos there are showing people driving too fast, ignoring signals at intersections, and getting out of their car to fight. Can't...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-22-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,456
Posted By mark_m5
I've figured out ways to minimize that... :eeps:

I've figured out ways to minimize that... :eeps:
Forum: Off-Topic 09-21-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,456
Posted By mark_m5
I took an employer-sponsored PMI training course...

I took an employer-sponsored PMI training course and test similar to the PMI exam about 10-12 years ago. Ended up going another route, but the test is crazy hard. The wife took the real exam and got...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-21-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5,244
Views: 182,382
Posted By mark_m5
We have Amazon Prime. Haven't checked on the...

We have Amazon Prime. Haven't checked on the video offerings.

EDIT: Checked out "Mad Dogs". Looks like "Lost" meets "The Hangover". Maybe I'm missing something, but strike one: people doing...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-21-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,456
Posted By mark_m5
Coordinators can get Project Management training...

Coordinators can get Project Management training and certification... or you could get an advanced degree in Computer Science...

I might go back to get a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) in creative...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-21-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5,244
Views: 182,382
Posted By mark_m5
It was fun, except for the ongoing yard work....

It was fun, except for the ongoing yard work. She's back this week, maybe gone all October now.
Forum: Off-Topic 09-21-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,456
Posted By mark_m5
fixed. :thumbup:

fixed. :thumbup:
Forum: Off-Topic 09-20-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,456
Posted By mark_m5
We have income tax, property tax, sales tax,...

We have income tax, property tax, sales tax, disability, medicare, "pay-at-the-pump" gas tax... it all adds up. Especially if you're in a higher tax bracket...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-20-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By mark_m5
In the not-too-distant future, all these apps we...

In the not-too-distant future, all these apps we have on our phones with location information will do more than ask for a rating on the location. They'll deliver targeted ads or better. Imagine if...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-20-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,456
Posted By mark_m5
Night classes. Worked for me. Takes forever, but...

Night classes. Worked for me. Takes forever, but it's like a hobby.
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