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Making the cheese filled pretzel nuggets at Auntie Anne's!

You can bet your ass that I ate the hell out of these. I'm wondering, when other people go to Auntie Anne's what do you get... 
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I always get the cinnamon sugar pretzel. It's been my favorite since I was a kid. They had samples of them last weekend when I went by.. I was excited. 
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Oh yeah, the 3D Silicone Wrist Rest Big Buttock Mouse Pad will really class up your desktop...

Check out the other images on this thing. You rest your wrist, in her butt.

#ILikeBigButts   #ICannotLie  
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This will go nicely with over 400 GB of self help material I have accumulated on my PC. 😁
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This is a FASCINATING series of undercover reporting on the auto sales industry. Should be mandatory reading for anyone who buys a car. Ever!
Confessions of a Car Salesman article on
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A long one. But a good one. A remember quite a few of the tactics described being used on me. 
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Looks like SOMEONE got a new truck...

#Merica #OnlyInTexas
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Looks like a trip down memory lane straight back to the 80s!! Nuts!
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The Lingenfelter Corvette. Because sometimes nothing short of 1,000 hp will do. Oh, and 0 - 60 in under 2 seconds.

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Holy wow!!!!
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In my opinion, the best looking vehicle at the Detroit Auto show for the second year in a row. The +Chevrolet​ Corvette Z06!

But it's not all beauty. With a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that makes 650 hp and 650 lb-ft, and a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission plus paddle shifters, this weapon of asphalt destruction will reach 60 in 3 seconds flat.

Buy stock in Michelin.

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Buick looks good :)
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Sounds like something a Bernie supporter would do. I feel the Bern to drag everyone down to the bottom. 
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Think about this...
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That used to drive me nuts. Not to mention a great attack would be having 3 or 4 people, each with one of the active ingredients. As each goes through the mix in the bin gets added to until... boom.
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Everything That Sucks About Buying a New Car
This evening I went to +John Eagle Honda of Dallas. I was going to purchase at least one, but maybe two new cars.  One of which was going to be the new +Honda Civic Touring sedan. In fact, it was the EXACT one in this screen shot., which you can see clearly states that $25,443 is the FINAL PRICE.

It Ain't Even Close to Final...

After taking a test drive, we came in to talk about purchasing and were presented with a price of about $29,000 for the vehicle.  Yes, WAY more than even the MSRP. Why? Because the dealership added about $1,500 worth of fluff accessories (window tint, mud guards, wheel locks, cargo tray, nitrogen-filled tires, etc). And they were presenting us with a bill for the car at full MSRP plus full "retail" for the things they added, which in reality even at FULL RETAIL would have been less than $500.

As you can imagine, I brought up the pricing on their website. The one in the screen capture below with the wording FINAL PRICE. At which time they came back with that price, PLUS the $1,500 worth of extras.

I Just Knew It...

The problem with this experience is that it is so predictable. I was loathing even going to the dealer because we all know they're looking for every possible way to take advantage of buyers. Of course, even I never expected to be hit with pricing way above MSRP for a CIVIC!

But I did expect some sneaky shit. And of course that's exactly what I got. 

I did tell them clearly that I would pay the price on their website, and accept the price Edmund's TMV estimated for a fair dealer trade on my other car, but they declined the offer. So I left.

Sad thing is, they wasted their own time more than mine. Because I can call around and have any other dealership sell me the car, and now I don't even need to drive it since we know we want it.

If you ask me, no one ever wins when buying a car. But especially dealers looking to fleece their customers. Anyone agree?
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John, you did exactly what you should have done, walk away.  Always assume you'll have to visit at least three or four dealers before making "your" deal.

Never go into a dealer without a list of what you want and what you are prepared to pay, and accept nothing less.  Present them with the list and tell them if they want to make a sale, then they will have to meet your price.  As soon as the BS begins, start getting up.  And never accept any extras you don't want just because they have that very car ready to roll off the lot.  If their car has extras, tell them to remove them or throw them in on the deal for free, or find the car you want at another dealer.  I think a good rule of thumb is to get the dealer's invoice and deal off the bottom, instead of the retail sticker price.

They will quickly catch on that you aren't about to waste your time with the "turn-over" routine.  
Also the best time to make your offer is the last day of the month and during the winter.  

More hassle, but consider selling your old car yourself.  If they have their way, they will give you a little on the new car, while they are taking it back on your trade-in.

As you say buying a car is one of the most aggravating experiences, but it doesn't have to be if you lower your expectations and don't get to eager to settle for their deal.  If you aren't willing to put up with BS, then buy a car at CarMax. 
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#StarWars fans rejoice.
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I'm just Babbling circa age 9.
Can't forget Party Girls a-gogo either.
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+Honda​ Ridgeline fans rejoice! The midsized tuck is making a comeback in 2017. It's kinda like the Pilot SUV, only with a truck bed.

By the way, that bed includes a dual-action tailgate that swings out or lowers, and an in-bed trunk! And that trunk is big enough to hide a body. Literally.

That's not all. You'll also find a speaker system in the bed. Honda stuffed six speakers behind the bedliner— three on each side. And they put out 540 watts of sound to rock the tailgate party.

Expect the Ridgeline to use a 3.5-liter V-6 engine putting out 280+ hp and either a six- or nine-speed automatic transmission. I'm guessing town capacity will be around 7,000 lbs. so small boats or trailers should be fine for short distances.

All in all, it's basically everything a lot of people need. And nothing they don't.

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I'm still trying to get around this tailgate sound system
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Quite impressed with +Mercedes-Benz USA​​​ B250e electric drive people mover. It's pretty good looking for a little car. Pricing starts just over $40k. It'll do 0-60 in 7.8 seconds. And has 87 miles of range.

All that plus it offers a lot of luxury for its class, along with some unexpected surprises like little fold out tables on back of the front seats.

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That is not a little car. My smart car is a little car, and it's also electric drive! ;-)
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Loki, Hercules, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Edward Norton, Christian Bale, Dolph Lundgren, Vanilla Ice, James Bond, Brad Pitt, Eminem, Warren Buffet. All rolled into one.
Most Dangerous Geek in the World!
Just call me John P.!

I host Geek Beat TV, a show that covers everything Geeky!  Computing, mobile, A/V, automotive, social media, and more!

In my previous life I was the CEO and VC behind Woopra, the Web Analytics company; CMO for Layered Tech, the hosting company; VP for SAVVIS Communications, the global telecom giant; and I worked at Braum's Ice Cream flipping burgers.

Yes, I'm also one of the guys who worked on the HTML and CSS languages, and my site was inducted into the W3C's hall of fame.  You're welcome.

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My wife and I have been visiting Dr. Johnson for over 20 years for eye care and glasses, and he and his staff are truly the best caregivers I've ever experienced. There is no other physician that I can say that about in my life. It takes a combination of many things - trust, empathy, personality. This team has it all. If you are looking for the WalMart of eye care, this is not the place for you. (You can actually go to WalMart or Sam's). If you're looking for a group of professionals with decades of experience, the latest in medical technology, and a Doctor who wrote the book on this stuff, you owe it to your eyes to see Dr. Johnson. I should probably mention that we're not related, we're not golfing buddies, and I'm just a paying client like all the others. ;-)
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Stopped in after seeing a listing online to take a look at a couple of vehicles. The selection was quite good, especially appreciated the fact that all of the vehicles were indoors (Texas heat), and enjoyed working with Joe. He was thoughtful, honest, and efficient. We ended up purchasing a used Land Rover, and we're really enjoying the vehicle. I'd recommend the dealership, and also working with Joe, to anyone.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Mike and his team are extremely professional, timely, and did a fantastic job for us. We went through an exhaustive selection process before choosing him for our fence, landscaping AND driveway. We're very pleased with the quality of all the work.
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In addition to being a lousy, low class club where the music doesn't match the Paris theme, this outdoor venue BLASTS music with what must be thousands of watts. It's deafening nearby and so loud that one employee at Bally's told me it goes right up their hotel and disturbs customers even at the top floors! "I can't tell you how many complaints we've had! And Metro has been called so many times, but it's like it's falling on deaf ears," she said. If you're a lowlife douchebag whose goal is to live like a real life Jersy Shore member, this club is for you! Otherwise boycott it and spread the news about their ruinous reputation.
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Atmosphere: Poor - FairDecor: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
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