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Originally Posted by frost :faints: That thing is just about as beautiful as any supermodel living. They really did have some timeless designs in that era for upscale autos

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Old 04-18-2010, 08:00 PM   #31 (permalink)
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:faints: That thing is just about as beautiful as any supermodel living.
They really did have some timeless designs in that era for upscale autos
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They really did have some timeless designs in that era for upscale autos
It's funny, because if you ask most people if they liked the old designs, most would agree. So I always ask myself why we don't just make cars to look like the classics. I don't mean like the new mustang and it's attempt at recreating, but a very close recreation. I would guess it has something to do with safety and other standards that must now be met, but could be off base.
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Speaking of talc powder, I found this while doing some reading on different brands:

Many people use talc after bathing or to soothe irritated or inflamed skin. What most people don't know is that there is an inextricable link between tacl and asbestos, which virtually everyone knows causes cancer. In fact, the two are virtually chemically identical.

As a consequence, talc manufacturers have played down the link, whilst doing there best to ensure that their powders contain no asbestos fibres. Unfortunately, this isn't enough.

A 1993 US National Toxicology Program report found that comsetic grade talc, even though it contained no asbestos-like fibres, caused tumours in animals. It would therefore appear that, whether asbestos-like fibres are present or not, cosmetic grade talcum powder is a carcinogen (causes cancer).
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It's funny, because if you ask most people if they liked the old designs, most would agree. So I always ask myself why we don't just make cars to look like the classics. I don't mean like the new mustang and it's attempt at recreating, but a very close recreation. I would guess it has something to do with safety and other standards that must now be met, but could be off base.
I see an auto like the Aston Martin One-77 as a modern day design that embodies what the old super cars (like the pic you posted) were all about!
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I see an auto like the Aston Martin One-77 as a modern day design that embodies what the old super cars (like the pic you posted) were all about!


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I was just posting a link to kopi luwak, another civet type coffee. I've never tried either, but I hear the taste is much better than other coffees. Supposed to taste like caramel.
There is only one, and it is Kopi Luwak.
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That's certainly much more than the $30 most people spend on the green.

Who gave you a gift of $75/lb coffee?
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"Marcone figures almost half the beans marketed under the name "kopi luwak" are either adulterated or fake, however, so buyer beware."

Kopi Luwak - Civet Cofee - Is it for Real? - Urban Legends
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Speaking of talc powder, I found this while doing some reading on different brands:

Many people use talc after bathing or to soothe irritated or inflamed skin. What most people don't know is that there is an inextricable link between tacl and asbestos, which virtually everyone knows causes cancer. In fact, the two are virtually chemically identical.

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A 1993 US National Toxicology Program report found that comsetic grade talc, even though it contained no asbestos-like fibres, caused tumours in animals. It would therefore appear that, whether asbestos-like fibres are present or not, cosmetic grade talcum powder is a carcinogen (causes cancer).
Oh yeah. NEVER inhale talc. Oops, too late, huh?
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Oh yeah. NEVER inhale talc. Oops, too late, huh?
But it smells so clean and fresh. :\
Seriously though, I've seen several references to talc being carcinogenic now, guess there must be some truth to it.
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"Marcone figures almost half the beans marketed under the name "kopi luwak" are either adulterated or fake, however, so buyer beware."

Kopi Luwak - Civet Cofee - Is it for Real? - Urban Legends
Ya you only buy it from this source, proceeds are Fair Trade:

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But it smells so clean and fresh. :\
Seriously though, I've seen several references to talc being carcinogenic now, guess there must be some truth to it.
It is absolutely true, I wasn't kidding, never inhale talc. Funny, huh, that there are no warnings on the label.....................
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So less than $88 a pound? That's certainly far less expensive than the "urban legends" suggest of hundreds of dollars/lb.

Correction: I was looking at a blend. Pure is $320/lb
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