Clearly I don’t know jack-sh!t about the metric system…

...and no longer remember jack-sh!t about motorcycles.
2300a

OK. I think we all can agree this Honda "230" does not have a 230-liter engine.

2300b

But...somehow...to me...the engine looks too large to be a mere quarter-liter...and not nearly large enough to be a two-and-a-third liter (yes, I'm freely-rounding the "3").
I wonder, "What gives"?

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“Good night”

Oakhurst, California, January 2009, about midnight.

I awoke this morning to realize in amazement I had slept through the night...nine hours in fact.  And I awoke in a positive mood, so it had not been the sleep of depression.  Can't recall the last time that happened.
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“Well! I *never*!”

Well! I *never*!Yeah, yeah we could tell already... I've never seen this.  No badges, but I would describe at as a Rabbit station wagon.  Domestic (read, "Germany"*) only?  Third-World only?  All suggestions and answers welcome. *Well, West Germany at the time of its manufacture, no doubt.    
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There is nothing to fear*.

How could there be anything fearsome or malign in a universe with such a sense of irony if not humor? 2012:  the fall of two guys of note, both named "Armstrong":  one (may he rest in peace) falls from the cosmos to earth a hero; the other (may he find grace and mercy and may we all find wisdom) falls from his bicycle to the rough road a goat. In the words of one of my mentors (Bart Simpson), "You can't make this stuff up!" * apologies to Count Tolstoy
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Uh…I don’t think they’ll endure until *next* December…

Christmas Trees for Sale on Dec 26?

Christmas Trees for Sale on Dec 26? And for *$20*? I shouldn't think one would be able to *give* away Christmas trees on that date. Maybe they just-yet haven't bothered to take down the sign.

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