Last Call: Going Postal Edition

USPS
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
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  1. Batshitbox Avatar
    Batshitbox

    The world is upside down.
    Float a bar magnet on water and the North end of the magnet will point towards the North Pole. So the North Pole must be the South pole of the Earth’s magnetic field, because opposite poles attract, right? North is South, world is upside down.
    Heard it in a love song, can’t be wrong.

    1. ptschett Avatar
      ptschett

      Wait long enough and it’ll be the other way again. http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012-poleReversal.html

    2. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
      dead_elvis, inc.

      I don’t see many Marshall Tucker Band references these days ever.
      Here’s the only other song of theirs that comes to mind.

      1. theskitter Avatar

        If I argue you can rock any instrument, lots of people counter with ‘a flute?’
        Marshall Tucker Band AND Jethro Tull.
        Give me a hard one.
        A harp, on the other hand, is much more challenging.
        Requires a substantial change in method.
        You’re welcome.

        1. Batshitbox Avatar
          Batshitbox

          Blood Ceremony, out of Toronto, ON and Queen Crescent, out of Oakland, CA have been bringing back the flute, along with some deliciously occult themed ’70s style Metal.
          http://www.queencrescent.com/

          Blood Ceremony

        2. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
          dead_elvis, inc.

          Thanks, I think.

        1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
          dead_elvis, inc.

          Hey, as long as it’s not the Dead’s “Fire on the Mountain”, it’s gotta be at least OK. (Longstanding hatred for the Grateful Dead here.)

    3. Wayne Moyer Avatar
      Wayne Moyer

      Marshall Tucker Band? Isn’t he the one who made us all ready for some football?
      I really don’t listen to much country.

      1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
        dead_elvis, inc.

        You’re thinking of that [redacted expletive] Hank “Bocephus” Williams Jr.
        Not sure I’d call MTB country – country rock, absolutely.

    1. Alff Avatar
      Alff

      It’s for foreign deliveries.

  2. JayP Avatar
    JayP

    Update to the MT82 transmission saga:
    Discovered the Blowfish bracket. It’s a frame that bolts the floppy, remote shifter unit to the transmission case. Heavy duty – looks like 1/4″ steel. Saw it on a live feed on Grassroots Mag. Found a used kit from CJ Pony on ebay, saved $50.
    Waiting for shipment… in the meantime last weekend was another DE. I still have training wheels on this thing. I hoofed it for a few laps, maybe 6-7/10ths. managed a 1:32xxx. With a pair I could easily get the high 20’s.
    https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13700008_10154404828217853_8368459670197995912_n.jpg?oh=bd4a8bcfcd2e3e291d1fb9f045195751&oe=58318721

  3. mdharrell Avatar

    My automotive news: I picked up a set of hubcaps for my International Harvester, solid dog dishes for the front and perforated for the rear, just like the set on this truck:
    http://hooniverse.info/2012/12/13/truck-thursday-1970-international-pickup-truck/
    This calls to mind a potential Encyclopedia Hoonatica question: factory wheel covers that differ from front to rear. I imagine they’re fairly common on 4WD vehicles that require access to the front hubs, but I can think of at least one other 2WD example.

    1. 0A5599 Avatar
      0A5599

      Some manufacturer at some point must have offered a dually with factory wheel simulators.
      http://www.pacificdualies.com/skin/frontend/default/pd/images/homepage/category/category1.jpg

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        I… Huh. And now I know that these exist.
        I’ll put them in the same category as hubcabs that try a little too hard to look like genuine wire wheels.

  4. Alff Avatar
    Alff

    Congratulations to management at USPS for understanding the competitive pressures brought about by the Internet. Your analysts completely missed the meaning of “flame mail”, though.

  5. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
    dead_elvis, inc.

    Maybe if they weren’t in such a hurry, they wouldn’t regularly leave mail at my house for the guy who lives one block over, whose street number is only a few off from mine. “Close enough” seems to be their operating principle.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar
      Sjalabais

      On the upside, they found Elvis.

      1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
        dead_elvis, inc.

        Unbeknownst to them, of course.

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