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Posted February 16, 2017 4:45 PM by LakeGrl

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02/16/2017 4:54 PM

After a long day my wife started to complain that something was wrong with the Cavalier.. I told her to put a fork in it.

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02/16/2017 5:29 PM

The sad part is that it is more durable than the original handle....

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02/16/2017 7:42 PM

... A tiny bit

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02/17/2017 9:55 AM

... A tiny bit

Did you mean a "tiney" bit?

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02/17/2017 11:48 AM

I DID! I DID!

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02/17/2017 4:44 PM

Yeah, that's a wrap! Stick a fork in this week, I am done.

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02/17/2017 7:18 PM

Funny, My recent Ex-wife just wiped out her 2000 Chevy Cavalier, doing about 70 miles per hour on a back road, trying to get to work in the early a.m. hitting a large deer. When we were married, I always bitched about her driving skills, too fast always.. Many tickets and driver responsibility fee's to the state of Michigan. The deer she hit totaled her car, pushed the hood to the cowl, bent the front sub frame, broke many components of the front suspension, but it never touched her windshield, it flew right over her car. If she was doing the speed limit, as low as that cavalier sat, that deer would have gone through the windshield. I don't bitch about her driving now.. because I don't have to pay for it, and my kids still have a mom.

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02/18/2017 5:28 AM

Wow, that's one unlucky dear: killed by the only working Chevy Cavalier in the country.

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02/23/2017 3:15 PM

Then again, the deer killed the Cavalier in return.

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02/16/2017 5:04 PM

What the fork do you mean it's not fixed? Door opens, right?

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02/16/2017 5:44 PM

Let's see you try that with your spork.

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02/16/2017 5:49 PM

Jeremy Clarkson: "The bad years".

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02/17/2017 9:22 AM

Although the 'bad years' really focus around the sad realization that Clarkson was NOT 'playing an Archie Bunker style character' on Top Gear, that he actually WAS the same belligerent, racist jerk on or off the camera. It was also sad to see how badly Mays and Hammond were afflicted with 'Stockholm Syndrome' now that we realize that their lines covering for and defusing his nasty comments WEREN'T scripted banter from characters, but the two of them actively trying to save the shot from getting ashcanned for being too offensive.

Sorry for the rant, I still miss the old Top Gear show. The retool screwed up the host chemistry by making it a duo. The trio format was great: it was three stooges(1), with the position of Top Stooge able to shift between them, generally Clarkson, as the biggest and loudest, but often to Hammond when clever thinking was the order of the day, and occasionally to May, when patience was the key to victory. By having three, the 'comic abuse' and pranks could flow in any direction and we could see then as 'a bunch of good mates who get along despite not always liking each other.' With a duo, you don't get the moments where they can team up against the third, and all you see is the competitiveness and subtle aggression(2). It also didn't help that the show lost its subtle satire undertones with the retooling, that was the best part(3).

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  1. Not to be confused with The Three Stooges (formerly of Ted Healy and his Stooges), here the term is used in its 'generic' form: "One who knowingly allows himself or herself to be used for another's profit; a dupe." (from Wictionary)
  2. It did not help that they set the duo up as Loud, Obnoxious American vs. Quiet, Reserved Brit. The Americans who loved the old Top Gear were generally not that appreciative of the Loud American character; that's why they were watching a British 'car show' in the first place, to get AWAY from those 'motorheads' that are the focus of almost every American 'car show.'
  3. I never 'got' the subtle satire of the show until I saw the 'caravan' road challenge. Watching them get their ingredients for the meal challenge from a gas station convenience store, and seeing them pick up motor oil for 'cooking,' finally let it sink in that this was a COMEDY show, and they were just being VERY subtle with most of the jokes.
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02/16/2017 5:52 PM

The steering wheel is actually a pipe wrench.

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02/16/2017 7:43 PM

terribly dangerous.. I should be a vise wrench.

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02/16/2017 6:16 PM

What is the issue? It's a Ford Forkus....

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02/16/2017 6:40 PM

Hey honey, I found a good use for that fork in the road!

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02/16/2017 6:42 PM

I fixed the car door, dear! Happy Valen-tines day!

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02/16/2017 7:07 PM

And again he forked it up!

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02/16/2017 7:20 PM

It's no wonder why Macgyver eats cake with a spork.

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02/16/2017 9:24 PM

.....and the really great part is you can still eat with it!

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02/16/2017 10:49 PM

Redneck Engineer's solution

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02/17/2017 3:08 PM

Thanks for the reminder of the Two Ronnies -- a good giggle .

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02/17/2017 9:19 AM

Ready for the drive through restraunt!

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02/17/2017 9:36 AM

My emergency stash, for when a spork just doesn't cut it.

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he thinks a spork can actually cut, something,... anything....

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02/17/2017 9:47 AM

Charley's Cavalier finally got the "point".

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02/17/2017 9:50 AM

Jim who works on the Cavalier assembly plant in Detroit and does this all the time...

One time,... the customer had the mechanical tear down his Cavalier to find a rattle..., The mechanic found and empty Pepsi can behind the glove compartment.

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02/17/2017 10:02 AM

Honey? If you used the rubber band to fix the door latch, what are you using now as the fan belt?

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02/17/2017 10:17 AM

Salesman to customer: "It is a Cavalier, but it is also a utility vehicle. I call it the Swiss Army Knifetm of cars. Everywhere you look there are add on dual purpose "accessories". There is a rag as the gas cap that can be used to wipe your windows, a removable driver seat that looks exactly like a lawn chair, and the convertible top that can be used as a tarp ... It even has a Mercedes designed bread oven strapped to the side of the engine!"

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02/17/2017 11:44 AM

Why yes there is a maintenance agreement. If you dig around under the spare tire you will find bits of twine, wire, a partial roll of duct tape, and some perfectly good zip ties in an assortment of sizes.

Absolutely free of charge.

The side mirror also pops off in the rare event you need to signal for help.

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02/17/2017 10:19 AM

Car salesman: " Good morning Mr. MacGyver! I understand you have a vehicle for trade in..."

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02/17/2017 10:49 AM

Forking -A fixed!

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02/17/2017 11:17 AM

When asked to comment on this engineering solution from Chevy... Donald Trump said "it looks forking amazing".

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02/17/2017 11:34 AM

Leatherman door handle. Must be an engineer.

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02/17/2017 2:00 PM

Ahhhh, go stick a fork in it!

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02/17/2017 4:28 PM

I used to turn on my old pickup truck with a large nail lodged between the terminals of the ignition switch. The starter was foot switch so all had had to was reach under the edge of the dash and push the nail into position.

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02/17/2017 4:32 PM

We were riding our bicycles along an abandoned highway when we came upon a fork in the road. Embedded in one of the tar patches was a piece of flatware. Was one of the road workers making a joke or was it someone else? And who would notice but a cyclist?

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02/21/2017 1:39 PM

FORK those FORKING repairmen and their FORKING charges at the dealership! I can FORKING fix this FORKING handle that's all FORKED up!

Using a FORK!

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02/22/2017 8:18 AM

Just in tine C(avalier)lever

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02/23/2017 3:24 PM

Boss: How did you fix that door handle on the Cavalier?

Mechanic: I used a four pronged approach. Want to hear about it?

Boss: I don't have time for all of that, just so it works.

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02/23/2017 3:42 PM

Somewhere in the Cavalier assembly plant's cafeteria, there is a Cavalier door handle in the fork tray.

That's the 17th time this happened this week.

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02/24/2017 10:36 AM

Toyota unveils their new keyless technology that utilizing forks.

They should have used chopsticks in the design.

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02/24/2017 2:08 PM

It was a holiday. Nothing was open. I stopped at a convenience stare and bought a Cup O' Noodles. I'm sitting in my van wondering how I'm going to eat it. I rummaged around the storage bin and found a couple corn dog skewers. "Aha! Chopsticks!" I said.

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02/26/2017 1:45 PM

I had a car where the steering wheel wasn't bolted on. If I didn't want someone to steal the car I took the wheel with me.

We would be cruising the drag and I would pull the wheel of and pass it around to other people in the car. Sometimes we would have Chinese fire drills where someone would steal the wheel and we would run around the car and place it back on just before the traffic light changed.

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