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    Visited the Johannesburg International Motor Show

    Decided to drag Terry off to the motor show directly after dialysis this evening to avoid the weekend crowd chaos. Yup, my turn to do the dragging! With little time and driving the wheelchair, I cherry-picked like crazy, so many more mundane cars escaped the camera.

    I can't think of anything funny to say about the show, I'm experiencing total sense of humour failure and entering a deep slit-my-wrists depression for the following reasons:

    This



    ...and this



    ...and this



    ...and this



    ...and this



    ...and this



    ...and this



    ...and this



    ...and this



    ...and
    Doug

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    this (and those)



    Another shot of the F430 but some fool stepped into the way of the shot



    ...and these





    ...and this



    ...and this



    ...and this



    ...and a really beautiful one of these



    ...and
    Doug

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    the last straw that made the tears stream down my face, utterly destroying my psyche... *sob*




    Had to post these, why should only MY day be ruined?!


    Cars, top to bottom:

    Mazerati Gran Turismo
    Audi R8
    Chev Corvette Z06
    McClaren Mercedes
    Mercedes Black Edition SL65
    Peugeot's Le Mans car
    Nissan GT-R
    Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
    Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
    Ferrari F430 Scuderia
    Koenigsegg CCX & CCXR Limited Edition
    Lotus Exige S
    Alfa Brera
    Chev Comaro
    Mustang GT
    Aston Martin DBS (background left to right: Volante; DB9; Vantage)
    Doug

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    Ah man, looks like you had a truly horrid time!

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    pretty cute fool......
    Gone:
    09 Ducati Monster 696
    09 Audi Q5 3.2
    03 Infiniti G35 Sedan
    07 Honda Civic Coupe LX 5spd

    Current:
    10 BMW 335d
    12 Audi Q5 2.0t
    10 VW Jetta TDI
    11 Ducati Monster 796

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    ZOMG, I didn't know the DBS looks sooo good in white!

    Anyway, what's with the emo-ness?

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    Thanks
    Any new models on display (cars, not girls)?
    "Kimi, can you improve on your [race] finish?"
    "No. My Finnish is fine; I am from Finland. Do you have any water?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roentgen View Post
    Anyway, what's with the emo-ness?
    Emo is guy-liner, hair covering one eye and androgyny. This isn't it.

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    I would cream my pants if I saw a GranTurismo S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roentgen View Post
    ZOMG, I didn't know the DBS looks sooo good in white!

    Anyway, what's with the emo-ness?
    "Pearl" they call it.

    Emo-ness = emotion i.e. my expressed depression, right? If so, it's because I'm a pensioner, permanently out of car market and have no hope of ever owning any of the above cars. I can only look, like a kid with his nose squashed up against a sweetshop window.
    Doug

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    I feel you.
    What Roentegen probably meant by "emo", is a type of person characterized by certain music, fashoin, hairstyles etc... who is constantly overwhelmed by self pity, even if they are not in a bad spot or depressed. They are considerd annoying whiners by most people.
    The reference to wrist slashing was probably what m ade Roentagn call you emo. I don't think you really qualify as emo, he just misenterpreted what you said.
    Here's what Wiki has to say.
    "Kimi, can you improve on your [race] finish?"
    "No. My Finnish is fine; I am from Finland. Do you have any water?"

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    The white DBS does indeed look fantastic.
    Lack of charisma can be fatal.
    Visca Catalunya!

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    I have nothing in common with the Wiki definition, my emo-ness stems entirely from a permanent state of AM DB9-lessness.
    Doug

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    And is entirely understandable
    "Kimi, can you improve on your [race] finish?"
    "No. My Finnish is fine; I am from Finland. Do you have any water?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug_Dread View Post
    I have nothing in common with the Wiki definition, my emo-ness stems entirely from a permanent state of AM DB9-lessness.
    Well, that being the case, I'm just as emo as you brother! As is 99% of the world population

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