SpartanFred

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from Fayetteville, NC

  • Activity

    • Tis the season

      11 years ago

      SpartanFred

      So, its almost time for Wintereenmas!

      Also, guess what! My birthday falls in the heart of Wintereenmas (January 28).

      So I'm going to celebrate WeMas on my birthday, woo hoo!

      PS. Does anyone have any ideas how I should celebrate? Xbox 360 Marathon, borrow my sister's Wii, or what?

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    • ...and that's how the cookie crumbles

      11 years ago

      SpartanFred

      So I know its been a while since my last journal, and not much has happened really.

      I'm still working at the pool store, but I'm looking for a new job right now. I have a 360 now, and yes I also have Halo 3. I've really been in the mood to play FFVII again, so that's what I've been doing.

      I guess that's about it for now, and if anybody wants to play Halo, my GT is Some Native

    • A friend of mine wrote this

      12 years ago

      SpartanFred

      They NEVER REMOVED the lead from gasoline>>>>

      Lead-led-Pb- from the latin "plumbum"

      Another thing to make you go Hmmm?

      Why is Phillips "66" as in, "Phillips 66?"

      BECAUSE, they were BRAGGING about their octane rating! ROTFLOL.

      What REALLY saved the whales??????


      I Say ****, (in a smugly piratical way) "the discovery of oil/kerosene/petroleum/gas in Pennsylvania! In the late 1800's !"

      Whales were being distilled for their ability to make lamp oil. When Jeb, et al discovered "bubblin' cude" THE WHALES WERE SAVED. (since we didn't need to squeeze out their yummy juices, for fire).

      Now I digress, to the question about the lead. Have y'all figured it out yet????



      They simply STOPPED ADDING LEAD to gasoline. It was never in there in the first place. That is why "Phillips" was bragging about their "66" octane rating! LOL! They were the first to start adding LEAD to the gas to make it burn smoother (like kerosene) in engines!

      Now throw some cold water around, and think about it.

      In the olden days, when they were distilling crude like whiskey, the first REALLY FLAMMABLE stuff to come out of the "still" was GASOLINE. WHEEE. It was a BIT TOO combustible to burn in "oil lamps," so what did they do.....?

      Why they just dumped it into the closest river. Yummy fishies. Then out came kerosene, (which jet airplanes run on to this very day). Smooth burning kerosene.

      Now that we have "better living through chemistry" we can get a lot closer to the "Grail" of pure benzene (Octane rating = 100) yummy benzene. Mmmm doughnuts... Mmmm horsepower.

      Now that (I hope) I have BLOWN your minds listen to this little story.

      There was this "chick" who was like the "Mick Jagger" of the tree hugging enviromentalists. She traveled around the country lecturing to college campus hippies on the subject of "peak oil" and how were running out of it. Sad to say, she died before Texaco recently discovered the HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE "mother lode" in the Gulf of mexico last year... but again, I digress. After her lovely quaint speach about the evils of oil, I held up my hand, and asked, "what REALLY saved the whales?" Since you already know the asnwer I proferred, imagine the shock, dismay, and awe of all the hippies in the room when I blurted out, "the whales were saved by the discovery of oil in PA." AHHHHAAAHHHAAAA The room was deadly silent. You could hear a pin drop. Oh, and by the way, if you could see me, I (just) LOOK LIKE a hippie. Long hair, beard, but clean, and well dressed. My fellow dudes they were so SHOCKED, about oil saving the whales...

      Anyway, she came up to me after the lecture and said how revelatory that was, and promised to STUMP future audiences with that PUZZLER. And I told them all about the "lead" thing too. That was almost as shocking.

      Now I will share another (perhaps not) well known factoid...

      What is Diesel?



      It is not the fuel.
      Huh?



      It is actually named after the inventor of the engine, Rudolph Diesel (sp?). HA.

      He invented his lovely engine at the turn of 1900 to RUN ON SOYBEAN OIL, CORN OIL, or whatever could be grown on midwestern farmer's crop land. He did this in response to the MONOPOLY of the eastern oil baron's touting of gasoline, as the fuel of the future. Hmmmm. They were right, sort of what they wanted. Anyway, just after showing his remarkable engine at the Paris world's fair... they found him floating in the Seine river (a river that runs through Paris). Kind of Dead. Floating, (sucide? Hmmm?). Conspiratorial? You bet your sweet crude. Like I said, he did not invent his engine to run on the BY-PRODUCTS of petroleum refining, he wanted some renewable homegrown GREEN fuel. Oops.

      And they say, "the truth shall set you free?" While I agree with this on another level. Good olde Rudolph must have been surprised when the soprano's come a knockin' (pun intended) he found himself dead, "sleeping with the fishes."

      I think it's time for me to pipe down, for now.

      Oh, and yes "powerglide" you can run your car on "low test." (low test, compared to BENZENE). Unless, like one of my filthy belching beasts (1982 280ZXT) it's "high" boost engine CRAVES the good stuff. Knocks, pings, and might snap a rod, if I not keep her well fed on the "champagne" of gasolines.... 93 octane. Although I have been known to dump some methanol or acetone into that 93, to make her "go" a bit harder at it.

      Lastly, my friend with "the NHRA's world's fastest Volvo, 1000+HP" told me recently, that using 93 in a (bone stock) car that was DESIGNED for 87 was a complete waste, since you'll NEVER get it to burn completely... and using super high octane 100+ can actually make the car slower.

      No Flames please, I did not say these things, I was never here, I can neither confirm, nor deny it.

      This is what happens when "keepin' it real, goes bad."

    • Update

      12 years ago

      SpartanFred

      Well, I figured its time for an update. I haven't posted a journal since easter, so I figured I'd go ahead and post a new one.

      I love my job, and the people I work with.

      I still haven't beaten Final Fantasy XII. As a matter of fact, I haven't played it since my last journal entry.

      I've seen Spiderman 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean 3. One of them was awesome, while the other one was mediocre(in my opinion) and not worth the hype.

      The transmission went out on my car, and I had it rebuilt

      um...that just about sums up my life for the last two months.

      Happy "end of school" time for everyone who is still in school, and if you're not, Happy Tuesday.

    • Easter

      12 years ago

      SpartanFred

      I know its been a while gang, for those who watch me that is. Well, since my last journal entry, I've seen the movie 300, gotten Final Fantasy XII(haven't beaten yet), pre-ordered my copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, put new shocks on my car, and last but certainly not least: I got a new job, which totally isn't gonna suck as bad as my last one. I start Monday morning.

      Happy Easter for those who celebrate, and if you don't, happy being alive day, and for th Emos: day to you

      Mike

    • Happy

      12 years ago

      SpartanFred

      Singles Awareness day.

    • Irony

      12 years ago

      SpartanFred

      I get a day off from work, and what happens? None other than I have a stomach virus and can't do anything but sit near a bathroom all day.

      sheeesh

      at least I have this to cheer me up:
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    • I did it

      12 years ago

      SpartanFred

      I finally forked out money and became a sponsor

    • Today

      12 years ago

      SpartanFred

      is my 20th birthday.

    • Work.

      12 years ago

      SpartanFred

      So, it's been a month since my last journal and a lot has happened since.

      Christmas: Was okay, I got some stuff I wanted/needed(socks, and some new shirts) and I got a cell phone(sucks, because i now have a bill to pay)
      New Year's: was the first time i wasn't at home on New Year's Eve, but it was quite boring

      I also figured out I can't afford to go to school at NC State anymore. My student loans didn't cover everything, and neither did my financial aid, so I couldn't register for classes, so I basically said fuck it and now I'm done with NCSU.

      I don't understand why US Students have to pay so much just to go to school, so they don't have to work dead end, manual labor jobs their whole life. Based on the average income, nobody can feasibly afford College anymore. Chalk another one up to the Bush administration, and their "keep the poor poor" campaign(a.k.a. the major spike in loan interest rates, and the plummet of funding towards Federal Financial aid since 2000), I guess.

      That said, I've decided to go to a local university starting in the fall, and hopefully I won't be shafted because of money again.

      So I'm back at home for an indefinite amount of time (yay...) and I've got a job working for a nearby Plant Farm, where I start Monday morning at 8.

      *sigh* I hope things get better. Who knows, maybe I'll win the lottery someday and can go back to school.(with my bad luck streak, I'll be lucky to ever win the scratch off lotto tickets lol)

      *double sigh* I'll be 20 next Sunday, the 28th and I've realized that I'm really behind the curve relationship-wise. I'm currently batting a zero, and hopefully I can change that now that I'll have a proper income and free evenings.

      -End Depressing Rant-

  • Comments (68)

    • crazy4AWDs

      13 years ago

      no,no i dont.but
      the motor i have makes it fine.infact it makes everything else seem worthless.

    • enuct

      13 years ago

      it is not the Xbox screen of death it is the place xbox game in xbox screen.
      Otherwise known as Disc Read Error

    • Microbe

      13 years ago

      Hello,

      I was just wondering if I could get your support on Google Idol. My video is under Microbefox but to be fair you can watch the other videos and vote for your favorite. The competition ends on June 4th. No registration is required which makes it quick and easy! smiley0.gif

      Thanks! smiley0.gif
      Microbe

    • magna80

      13 years ago

      yeah ozma owns

    • Master_Moron

      13 years ago

      Because you surpass me in knowledge of FF, which is very rare. :P (Except VII!)

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    • Roryg63

      13 years ago

      Your turn again dude!

    • Master_Moron

      13 years ago

      I don't speak car.

      lol

    • Master_Moron

      13 years ago

      I'd have to say you need a better car. smiley4.gifsmiley4.gifsmiley4.gif

    • Roryg63

      13 years ago

      *cough*TRIVIA*cough*

    • Roryg63

      13 years ago

      Your go on the thread dude!!!

    • auron5555

      13 years ago

      he is a dude, just a really flamboyant one^_^

    • Master_Moron

      13 years ago

      I read somewhere that you have to beat him twice. Oh well.

    • murkys

      13 years ago

      Okay, well let me know when you want sponsership.

    • Master_Moron

      13 years ago

      Don't you have to beat Sephiroth twice?

      (If you get a friend request on MySpace from jeremeh, it's me)

    • Master_Moron

      13 years ago

      Ah, a worthy friend indeed.

      (15 HP bars... AGH!)

    • CoMM4nd3R

      13 years ago

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    • Slywolf315

      13 years ago

      Hey I made it to round 3 of Opaques Sposership contest I would apreciate it if you could vote for me here Im sorry if you dont like to recieve these kind of requests but thank you if you decide to vote for me.

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