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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 6:49 am    Post subject: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

Huh, woke up early, heard that it's National Odometer Day... I guess we needed a new day to do something else on.. Wonder who nominates this kind of stuff...


My Daily Westy... I could go home and snap pix of the others, but they're probably not going to change until at least next year...

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 7:26 am    Post subject: Re: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

bobbyblack wrote:
. Wonder who nominates this kind of stuff...


NPR ran a piece about this a few years ago. ANYONE can nominate a day to be something "special" and politicians (I forget if it's the House of Reps, etc.) approves it - because they have nothing better to do.

Apparently it's such an easy process that some people have made a hobby out of it. They mentioned one woman who is responsible for something like 40 national something-or-other days.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 8:45 am    Post subject: Re: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

Oooooh, you snapped the pic 189 miles too late. Being ODC I would have liked to see the symmetry of 320023. I keep watching mine for such nonsense.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 9:02 am    Post subject: Re: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

SCM wrote:
bobbyblack wrote:
. Wonder who nominates this kind of stuff...


NPR ran a piece about this a few years ago. ANYONE can nominate a day to be something "special" and politicians (I forget if it's the House of Reps, etc.) approves it - because they have nothing better to do.

Apparently it's such an easy process that some people have made a hobby out of it. They mentioned one woman who is responsible for something like 40 national something-or-other days.


So can I nominate politician salary reduction day?
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 9:25 am    Post subject: Re: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

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Oooooh, you snapped the pic 189 miles too late. Being ODC I would have liked to see the symmetry of 320023. I keep watching mine for such nonsense.


I got pretty into that once.. took a LOT of ODCDO:

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Glad I looked back... Installed my SP-9 tires at 293K, had forgotten to write that down (I'll likely hit 40K miles on these tires by the two year mark). I guess its time to start looking again. As I am moving to Carat springs soon, I'll be interested in something similar in a street tire, 215/60/R16. I rarely get off the pavement, and I do a LOT of pavement at that!!! the SP-9's are okay, I guess. As good as my BFG's were in the snow (and I mean that those were "like complete shit" as much as anyone else says). I'm still looking for another set of my same rims, I'll try snow tires next year, probs. Having a CDH was a complete game changer for when I wanted to drive/camp the Westy (ALL THE TIME).
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 10:11 am    Post subject: Re: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

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So can I nominate politician salary reduction day?


Yeah but that would probably be the ONE that they don't rubber stamp, unless maybe Hallmark and the calendar industry have a good lobbyist.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 10:20 am    Post subject: Re: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

I nominate today as Mark Tucker Day
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 12:05 pm    Post subject: Re: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

Really I think we need a "Syncro Day" ! 😁
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 1:09 pm    Post subject: Re: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

Good day for my trip odometer to stop rolling.


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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 1:59 pm    Post subject: Re: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

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Oooooh, you snapped the pic 189 miles too late. Being ODC I would have liked to see the symmetry of 320023. I keep watching mine for such nonsense.


What does ODC stand for or is that just an ironic misspelling of the acronym OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)?
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 2:05 pm    Post subject: Re: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

?Waldo? wrote:

What does ODC stand for or is that just an ironic misspelling of the acronym OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)?


Easy man, he may be dyslexic too. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 3:55 pm    Post subject: Re: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

It stands for Ordre des Compulsif.

Hmm. Maybe sit stands for can't typ wprth a dam in sume language
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

This one is for les compulsifs..
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and this is today..368 588 miles
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 6:58 pm    Post subject: Re: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

If I see the 666 666 Im outa here......
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 7:59 pm    Post subject: Re: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

When I scrapped my very first car back in the '80s ('71 Super), I kept the speedometer as a souvenir. The mileage reads 151462.9 miles:
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(I still have the speedometer).

I rolled over the same number (only in kms) 151462.9 late last year:
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 9:03 pm    Post subject: Re: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

Those are great looking speedometer's!
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 9:27 pm    Post subject: Re: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

SCM wrote:
?Waldo? wrote:

What does ODC stand for or is that just an ironic misspelling of the acronym OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)?


Easy man, he may be dyslexic too. Laughing


I'm not sure why you would say 'easy man'. There was no uneasiness in my reply. I made no criticism and merely pointed out an amusing irony. I guess in saying 'easy man' to me, that's just another similar amusing irony.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 3:48 am    Post subject: Re: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

I find it interesting what people keep in their speedometer "cubbies"

Batteries, guitar picks, fuses, pop top screws, wiper nut covers, odd bits of paper, etc.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 3:55 am    Post subject: Re: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

While we're on it, i want to do black on white for the retro look. Anybody know a source?

Love, O d'C Maybe it stands for Odd Character. Orly d"Carat? My car is blue, does that count?
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 7:05 am    Post subject: Re: National Odometer Day? Reply with quote

Abscate wrote:
If I see the 666 666 Im outa here......


Close... I rolled (1)66666.6 today:
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