Re: the bell curve

Michael Lorrey (
Sat, 12 Dec 1998 17:12:00 -0500

Spike Jones wrote:

> Michael Lorrey wrote:
> > Ayuh. Lessee, I own a whole weeks worth of flannel shirts, I drive a Jeep, I own guns, and keep
> > my fishing pole in my Jeep. I carry enough tools in my Jeep that I can probably handle anything
> > but an engine swap. I own four pairs of boots, and consider a buck knife and my Leatherman tool
> > to be essential daily survival equipment. I have tire chains for my 4wd Jeep.
> michael, for fear of reigniting the guns virus which ate us alive for several weeks,
> ill refrain from commenting, but heres one thats extropian thread related: i was
> at an extropians outing a few months ago and met a man who counsels people
> on how to extend their lives. one of the things we discussed was what kind of
> car to drive. (!) i was mildly embarrassed as i was on a motorcycle at the time,
> not the optimal vehicle for one who wishes to live long and prosper. i bought
> an f250 pickup, all the better to survive an accidental impact... {8^D spike

A Pickup is a very utilitarian vehicle, however there is one problem with those that are rear wheel drive, because most of the weight is in the front than normal vehicles, even rear wheel drive cars, you are more likely to lose traction under adverse conditions. If you get a hydraulic dump on it, that would add decent weight to it. Definitely get tire chains. When I had a pickup they were worth their weight in gold.

Yes, better that someone else gets it than you.

Mike Lorrey