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Posted by /u/TheSixSquadYT

Due to family related issues that will most likely be occurring in the near future, the car I currently drive (my moms) wont be available for me plus im most likely going to need a car going off to university after my senior year of high school. I saw an ad on kijiji (similar to craigslist) for a 2009 Dodge Challenger SE for $8000 with 112,000KM on it. The description says the car is in good condition and runs smoothly plus the pictures look like its in good shape but you can never really know until you see it in person. I know this seems like a stupid idea for an 18 year old but I truly want a car that I wont hate driving and. Any suggestions for what i should do?

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Reliable car for under £1000

Aug. 24th, 2016 05:57 am
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Posted by /u/DuhSpecialWaan

I live in the UK, I'm 19 years old and I have a budget of around £1000. The budget can be stretched to £1.5k however depending on the car. Most cars are around £2k for me to insure with a box, unless I get something like a renault twingo which is around £1.7k. I need a car that is:

  • Under 2 litres

  • Good sized boot

  • INSURABLE - Maximum size of a car being the size of a 3 series or C class, in terms of 2door cars: smart roadster/mx5(maybe) or any hatchback

  • Reliable - Need it to run for at least a year without problem

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Sakhir Orange BMW M4 at Night

Aug. 23rd, 2016 09:30 pm
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Posted by /u/Apollo_02

Just wanted to share a picture of my M4 at night. It's one of my more interesting pictures because the colour changes a lot in different lighting.

I picked the M4 up last September and have enjoyed it ever since. I was originally debating between the Nissan GTR, BMW M4, or a Porsche Cayman GTS. After some debate I settled on the M4. While the GTR is an amazing car, I needed something a bit more modern interior wise and the price of the GTR started to chip away at my desire since I wanted a brand new car. The GTS had the issue of only 2 seats and I couldn't see myself driving it during winter.

I pulled the trigger on the M4 and have loved it ever since. I winter driver the car with a set of Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 tires and have had no issues so far here in Ontario. We had one really bad winter storm last year and the car plowed through it (literally, the front end is a plow). Performance wise the car is just insane, I can be driving comfortably to work one day and then change my M pre-set and shoot off. Anyways, hope you enjoy the picture.


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The things we do for a love like this are ugly, mad, full of sweat and regret. This love burns you and maims you, and twists you inside out. It is a monstrous love, and it makes monsters of us all.
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Posted by /u/bahamet7

Hello! First time posting here! Hoping to get some help and advice. I am 26 and buying my first car. I ask here because I can't seem to find a reliable invoice price I could use to negotiate in CAD (also it is my first time so any advice will be helpful).

I have settled on a 2016 Civic with the EX-HS trim and no options. So far I have got a OTD price from one dealership (all in CAD):

Selling Price $25,350.00

Discount $500.00

Wheel Locks $85.00

AC/Tire/Enviro Fee $132.50

GST 5% $1,253.38

PST 7% $1,754.73

After Tax Rebate $750.00

Total $27,325.60

I have asked other dealerships if they were willing to give me a better deal and also if I could get the invoice price (would offer +5% of that, whichever happens to be better for me). So far got an answer from one other dealership saying he could know off ~$100 or so off the quote I got.

Does this price seem reasonable? Is there a way to get a better deal? If you were negotiating would you settle for this price? Should I be asking for anything else? Any information would be helpful. I am going to finance the car (with a down payment of ~$10,000). Thank you!

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This has been a hit-and-miss summer for television, but one piece of regular programming has been consistently wonderful: The “Vin Scully Gets Distracted By Babies” Show. Some of you may know this by its more common name: Los Angeles Dodgers home games. This will be the 88-year-old Scully’s last year with the Dodgers after 67 seasons on the job; and for those of us who’ve tuned in night after night to enjoy the announcer’s final bows, it’s been especially delightful whenever the camera turns to an infant in the crowd, setting Scully off on a reverie about the child’s adorability. He then easily pivots back to the game, without missing a pitch.

When Scully signs off for good, it’ll be the end of an era. Next summer will arrive without his familiar honeyed voice, telling stories about Greek ...

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Rap-rock, nu-metal, rap-metal, shit-metal, douche-rock. Whatever variably damning epithet you wanted to call it (just don’t call it late for its shift at Lids), the hybrid genre broke out in the mid- to late 1990s as a cathartic, unintelligible yaaaargh youuuu reaaadyyyy against the increasingly strained earnestness of alternative music and the sanitized horniness of Disney-bred teen pop. Its rapid ascendancy into the mainstream can be attributed to plenty of things: boredom with grunge’s tedious sensitivity, rejection of Clinton-era political correctness, Doom-agitated gamers. But really, it all boils down to the timeless love young people will always have for music that makes them feel powerful during the most powerless times of their lives. For the many pissed-off teens of 1993—and here I incriminate my 15-year-old self—rap-rock felt as liberating, if ultimately as pointless, as carving “Fuck You” in your homeroom desk. And we were all ...

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Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

The actor: When starting out, Clea DuVall played a lot of what she describes as “angsty teenagers with too much eye makeup.” As she grew up, DuVall went from being that girl in ’90s high school movies to popping up in the work of directors like Alejandro González Iñárritu and David Fincher. Her TV acting is equally notable: She’s been in a gone-too-soon HBO series thanks to Carnivàle and had a turn on American Horror Story. Recently, she unleashed a fantastically funny deadpan on Veep. This week her directorial debut The Intervention, which premiered at Sundance, will hit theaters and VOD. DuVall also wrote and stars in the film, about a group of friends gathering to tell ...

Savage Love: Had to get away

Aug. 24th, 2016 12:00 am
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Dear readers: This is the final week of my summer vacation—but you’ve been getting a new column every week I’ve been gone, all of them written by Dan Savage, none of them written by me.

Our final guest Dan Savage is an independent designer, illustrator, and animation director based in Brooklyn, New York. He created Yule Log 2.0, a collaborative art project where animators around the world reimagine the famous Yule log fireplace. He has worked with The New York Times, Herman Miller, and Google, he’s taught design and animation at NYU and SVA, and he’s won a bunch of design industry awards you probably haven’t heard of.

“I was excited to do this, even though I have no authority on the topic,” said Daniel Savage, award-winning independent designer. “But I surprisingly felt pretty confident in my answers, as ridiculous as they may ...

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, August 24. All times are Eastern.

Top picks

Another Period (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.): And now for Another Period’s actual second season finale. (They tricked your friendly neighborhood What’s On Tonight contributor with that whole “three-part finale” thing. She will get back at them by reviewing this episode.) Just like last week’s “The Duel” got right the point of what to expect from Another Period, this week’s “Lillian Is Dead” pretty much says it all. But here’s more, in case the title isn’t really enough: “Hortense and Bertram’s happiness turns out to be short-lived, as does Commodore and Chair’s; Beatrice turns to religion when her bar fight with Lillian has deadly consequences; Blanche gives birth downstairs.”

The Night Shift (NBC, 10 p.m.): It really is all going down ...

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The first six minutes of Complete Unknown constitute the most arresting, confounding opening sequence in recent memory. One of the film’s stars, Rachel Weisz, is first seen looking at a room for rent; she tells the landlord that her name is Connie, that she’s just back from touring the Amazon rainforest with a group of botanists, and that she’s planning to study environmental law. No sooner does she say this, however, than the movie abruptly cuts to Weisz in a surgeon’s smock, attempting to calm a badly wounded patient on an operating table. The doctor’s name is Paige. Seconds later, Weisz is Mae, a magician’s assistant in what appears to be China. Then she’s in business dress, surveilling a house in Ohio. Then she’s in bed next to a man with an Australian accent, talking about her years as a teacher back ...

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Gathering seven or eight terrific actors in one location and letting them cut loose is an easy recipe for an indie film, but it’s surprising that such projects don’t do more to avoid the inevitable Big Chill comparisons. Just two years ago, the little-seen About Alex offered a minor twist on the formula: Alex (Jason Ritter), the focus of the friends’ reunion, was still alive, as his suicide attempt had failed. Now along comes The Intervention, which changes the reason for the gathering but still pretty much follows the template, right down to including a single outsider and making her a slightly younger woman who’s dating one of the guys. What’s more, Jason Ritter is again part of the ensemble! He’s surrounded by talented folks doing generally fine work—Clea DuVall makes her debut here as writer-director, and after two decades in front of the ...

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There’s something inherently strange about the kiddie detective genre, since the lives of shamuses tend to revolve around subject matter that is inappropriate for young people. Detectives deal with grown-up bummers like kidnapping, death, murder, threats, and various other non-G-rated subjects. The cult comedy Mystery Team and the Comedy Bang Bang podcast duo The Kid Detectives each mine the gulf between the sunny childhood innocence of the Encyclopedia Brown school of prepubescent mystery and the violent world of real-life crime (and crime-fighters) for big, dark laughs.

The perplexingly light mystery Ace The Case, on the other hand, plays the kiddie detective genre straight and ends up a weird anomaly. The film is too violent and dark for kids but too juvenile and bland for grown-ups. The unexpected violence begins with the father of protagonist Olivia Haden (Ripley Sobo) being murdered. The idea is to raise the stakes, but Ace ...

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Posted by /u/bullseyethieverry

1.Rented from video store early to mid 90's It was about a family that had an apple orchard. It was a mother, father, and 2 brothers. The mother somehoe (I don't remember) turns into a monster and the family keeps her in the basement. At one point, an inspector or cop goes into the basement, and she ends up being right behind him for a decent scare.

The father and older brother turn into monsters at the end, the little brother does not. It may have been the apples that did it.

Thats all I can remember.

  1. Which Howling movie had an ending where it was halloween and 2 werewolves come to someones door for trick or treating? Thx for your help. Ive been thinking about that first moves for a long time.
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Posted by Kyle Anderson

A century is a super long time, and culling a list of the best of that period of time is a gargantuan undertaking. Fortunately for the BBC, this century is only 16 years old, so asking critics to pick the best movies of that period of time is much simpler. And now, the results are in! 177 film critics from all over the world (I must have been 178 on their mailer; I get it) responded to the request for picks and the list is fairly shocking. While several big movies from the early years (2000-2005) certainly made the list, the bulk of everyone’s picks were from the last nine years. Fresher? Time not telling enough?

You can find the full list on BBC’s website here, but for the purposes of this, I’m gonna be talking about the top 25, which are:
25. ​Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
24. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)
23. Caché (Michael Haneke, 2005)
22. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)
20. Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008)
19. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015)
18. The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, 2009)
17. Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro, 2006)
16. Holy Motors (Leos Carax, 2012)
15. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)
14. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012)
13. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)
12. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
11. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2013)
10. No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)
9. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011)
8. Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang, 2000)
7. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
5. Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)
4. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
3. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
2. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
1. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)

12 of the 20 are from 2008 or later, and 9 of those are from the past five years, showing a clear instance of the newer movies being fresher and more beloved in people’s minds. There’s a good mixture of arty-farty movies and critically acclaimed populist fare. Really happy to see stuff like Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, Guillermo del Toro‘s Pan’s Labyrinth, Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men, David Fincher’s Zodiac, and the two Coen Bros movies on that list; those would all be on my list as well.

And, hell, any top four that includes David Lynch, Wong Kar-wai, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Hayao Miyazaki is definitely going to be a win for me. Though, I’ll be this guy — I don’t think Boyhood or The Tree of Life deserve nearly the adulation they received, and I think time will tell with them as to whether they stand up when we get to 2035 or beyond. Again, that’s just me.

The rest of the list contains several others from people like P.T. Anderson and the Coens, some surprises like A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, which is getting reappraised like crazy since its 2001 ho-hum response, and some directors lesser known to North American audiences who certainly need to be known, like the fantastic Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul. And, not for nothing, but I’m chuffed to see Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds made the list, since it is his masterpiece after all.

If you’re curious about the best films to see this season, why not try on this Dan Cave episode for size?

Let me know what you think of the list and what your top five for the century so far would be in the comments below!

Image: Studio Ghibli/Disney

Kyle Anderson is the Associate Editor for Nerdist. You can find more of his film and TV reviews here. Follow him on Twitter!

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There are plenty of weather apps out there, but how many bring you the weather without trying to add a positive spin, courtesy of Grumpy Cat? Now available for Android and iOS (but possibly US only).


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Posted by /u/caps_l0c

You know in those card ads that advertise their "hands-free tailgate" by putting your feet underneath the tailgate/car to open the tailgate? Well if people know if they were going to carry a lot of stuff and can't open the tailgate with their hands, why not open it before you do anything else?

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Engine questions for modding cars

Aug. 24th, 2016 03:47 am
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Posted by /u/metalshiflet

I was thinking about making a sleeper, but I only know basics about cars. I know what most terms mean, but don't know what's good or not. If I wanted Dual V8s, what would be some good engines to look at? If I wanted a V10, what would be a good idea? If anyone has any good resources on this, I'd be thankful. I was thinking of using a Crown Vic, a Beetle, a Ford Taurus or some form of 50s car with big fins.

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Posted by /u/05zx6r

I linked to a recent Reddit about the guy that was killed using cinder blocks for jack stands. It's very tragic.

Share your close calls as well as your recommendations for safety when working on vehicles. Not just jack stand safety but everything in general.

My close call. Had the car on jack stands and also had tires/rims under the frame for safety. I must've either not placed the stands right or there was a slope or I'm just that hulk strong. But working on a car trying to loosen the crank bolt with a breaker bar and using my foot against the frame for leverage I tipped the jack stands over. The tires under the frame saved my life!!! I wasn't crushed but I also couldn't get out from under the vehicle either. The oil pan and headers were basically pinning me to the ground but not so much it was crushing me. I had to wait under there for 4 hours like that until my wife got home.

My recommendation - I now ALWAYS keep my cell phone in my pocket. I was pinned but had easy access to my pocket and could have made a phone call or even had Siri call police (iPhone). I know there is a risk of breaking the screen working on a car with phone in pocket but even if you break the screen if the phone still works you can use Siri to call for help.

A 50$ replacement screen is chump change in a situation like that

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