car-detailing

pkmatrix  asked:

Yeah, the malls around here have been slowly getting retooled to cater specifically to rich people. Not only does my usual mall have a valet, they're apparently even adding a personal car washing/detailing service to the valet. AT THE MALL. So, like, when you're finish shopping at Gucci or Pirch or Zara you get your car back and it's been waxed and shampooed. It's ridiculous!

eat the rich

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The rumble-seat bulge in the rear of the slantback Cadillac Seville (here we have a 1985) looked somehow strange at its time in the late Seventies, early Eighties already but it appears to be really weired fallen-out-of-time from today’s point of view. GM’s smaller-sized luxury sedan was designed by the late Bill Mitchell in classic style of the British upper class cars like coachbuilder Hooper’s postwar Rolls-Royces and Bentleys. Unfortunately, the second-generation Seville was far away from reaching their quality.

murinecorpz  asked:

what are some details most people dont notice at first in cars?

I have… at least 10 million of these stored in my brain. Let’s see how many of them I can remember now that you’ve asked me lol

  • (this one is very obvious) but the uneducated audience wouldn’t catch the “For the Birds” reference during the Life is a Highway scene
  • also during that scene there’s a wide shot of Mack on the highway and the cloud formation behind him is in the shape of a hood ornament (I believe a 30′s/40′s Buick?)
  • I think this one is obvious but one of Lightning’s head animators just realized LAST MONTH that the “Top Down truck stop” is an innuendo to a topless bar. It’s been 10 years.
  • Lizzie was dozing off in the BG of the court room scene
  • The (now closed ) Clentrio Motel across from the Cozy Cone was based off of Coral Courts. (do not get me or @radiationstinks talking about Coral Courts we WILL cry.)
  • Flo and Ramone are the only RS residents that live in a house. Everyone else lives at their place of business.
  • Sally’s lisence plate is a reference to her make and model. (301PCE is 301 Porsche)
  • evERY TIME LIGHTNING RACES FOR THE NEXT SCENE AFTERWARDS HE IS COATED IN A THIN LAYER OF DUST/PIECES OF TAR AND AS AN ANIMATOR THIS LITTLE DETAIL GIVES ME LIFE. DO YOU KNOW HOW FUCKING HARD IT WAS FOR THEM TO ADD THAT TINY DETAIL??!!
  • The plants around the cozy cones are 1963/1964 Ford Galaxie taillights.
  •  Sally’s headlights are basically a lie. Her make and model have never had melted headlights, but the concept artists liked them better than the standard headlights that were on her make/model so they put melted headlights on her.
  • Cars was the first Pixar movie to have environment mapping. And damn did they use it well.
  • I THINK (don’t hold me to it) Filmore has a bumper sticker that says “Save 2D animation??
  • Doc’s tires are a little flat throughout the whole fucking movie. Ask me if it bothers me.

I have so many more of these 

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Men go by, ideas stay. Moral efforts stay and will continue to walk on the legs of other men.

On May 23rd 1992,  judge and prosecuting magistrate Giovanni Falcone, who had fought against Mafia all his life, was travelling with his security detail on the A29 coastal motorway to get from Palermo’s airport to his home. In retaliation for all of his life’s work and in particular for the Maxi-Trial who had convicted hundreds of Mafia affiliates and judicially proven Mafia’s existence, a half-ton of explosives was placed in a culvert under the motorway, near the town of Capaci and it was set off when the three cars with Falcone and his security detail were  travelling by. The blast killed Falcone, his wife, and the three men in the first car of his security detail. Only four survived. The explosion was so powerful it registered on local earthquake monitors.

Giovanni Falcone [ Palermo - May 18, 1939 / Capaci - May 23, 1992 ]

Francesca Morvillo  [ Palermo - December 14, 1945 / Palermo - May 23 1992 ]

 Vito Schifani  [ Palermo - February 23, 1965 / Capaci - May 23, 1992 ]

Rocco Dicillo [ Triggiano - April 13,1962 / Capaci - May 23, 1992]

Antonio Montinaro [ Calimera - September 8, 1962 / Capaci - May 23, 1992 ]

 Paolo Capuzza, Angelo Corbo, Gaspare Cervello,Giuseppe Costanza

Huge public outrage (especially against politicians) and deep mourning followed the judge’s death and thousands gathered at the funerals which were broadcast on national television. 53 days later Falcone’s close friend and collaborator, Judge Paolo Borsellino, and five men of his security guide, were killed in a similar bomb attack in Palermo.

Mafia is not invincible; it’s a human reality and as everything which is human it has a beginning and it will also have and end. However, we must realize that we can win not by requesting defenceless citizens to act as heroes, but by engaging every best institutional force in this battle. 

Giovanni Falcone

✨ My first client in Monterey! ✨

After doing a small presentation on Meisters last semester for an Excel class, my professor approached me the next class meeting requesting that I bring the business up next semester so that I could detail her and her husband’s cars! So yesterday, I finally got to detail her 1996 Jaguar XJS Convertible. It was a refreshing break from studying for finals and I’m incredibly stoked about the results (and she was, too!).

Song: “Still Pretending” by Prefuse73
Video Clip Editor: Vidstitch

Anyway nothing fucks me up more than the fact that in the “Goodbye” scene as the trailer was pulling away and Doc was left alone to watch the town once again go dark, the song “Goodbye” that was playing morphed into an instrumental of “Our Town,” specifically the part of the song in which the lyrics are “no one seems to need us, like they did before.”

Bottom Steve Stony Recs

Okay, you poor, starving-in-the-wilderness bottom!Steve people!  Here are some bottom Steve fics for your enjoyment.  I tried to largely rec some that I haven’t already rec’d in other posts, so hopefully, these will be some new ones for people!  Feel free to add your own recs, and please remember to leave kudos and comments for your dedicated authors!

Never is a Promise by manic_intent:   Steve had to admit that he had some reservations about how the New Century handled the social balance between alphas and omegas.

Come on Closer by Epiphanyx7:  [[… porn.]]  Or, the one where Steve wants to talk to Tony about something important.

Chapter 19 by @some-blue-jack:  Anyone who was anyone knew about Captain America.

Sharp Dressed Man by copperbadge:   There are a lot of things you can do with a personalized suit of armor and a naked super soldier.

Whatever You Ask by @blossomsinthemist:   Sometimes Steve just wants to let go. Tony’s perfectly willing to help with that. The two of them try something Steve’s been wanting for a while. Basically PWP with added feelings, established relationship.

Got You Under My Skin by @blossomsinthemist:  “I’d be happy to show you a good time,” Tony said, smiling a little obscurely, Steve thought, as if to himself, but still with that warm, knowing look, affectionate and oddly fond, “any time you want.”Steve Rogers goes to Tony Stark’s birthday party. Things progress from there, with a lot of flirtiness leading to propositions, and propositions leading to, well, what comes next, and Steve isn’t even sure what he wants after that.

Mark Sixty-Nine by @everybodyilovedies:   Tony is irritated that Steve’s first hug-and-fly wasn’t with him. As the source of many of Steve’s other “firsts”, Tony has a brilliant idea of how he could take one more. Specifically, Steve’s first time being fucked by a machine.

Afternoon Delight by silverfoxflower:  Tony watched with narrowed eyes as Rogers nodded politely to Natasha. They exchanged quick, familiar smiles, which suggested that they knew each other better than the acquaintances they seemed to want Tony to think they were. Up close, Rogers was even more attractive than he had appeared on camera, a touch of blonde stubble along his jaw, large square hands.He also had a nice ass, not that Tony was particularly staring.“Mr. Stark,” Natasha said, as they both stood before Tony’s desk. “May I introduce Steve Rogers? Or, if you prefer, Captain America.”

Crash Love by Sarah_Hylor:  It’s just sex. Just sex between two consenting adults who don’t have feelings for each other beyond the camaraderie that comes from being on the same team.It’s just sex. Until it isn’t. It’s not love. Until it is.

Blacksmith’s Hands by @everybodyilovedies:   Based in Marvel’s 1872 Western Universe, where Tony is a blacksmith and Steve is the town Sheriff. Blacksmith Tony hears Sheriff Steve’s birth date is coming up, and decides to give him the present he deserves.

Hold On Let Go by gracerene:   The barn smells of stale hay, and some kind of warm wood, and Tony knows that most people would find the scent comforting, but it just makes his skin prickle.

How to Top a Supersoldier by @festiveferret:  Steve was causing the problem in the first place. Steve who had turned bright red and bitten his lip when he’d found out that Tony had been “cursed” with temporary super strength. Steve who had been vibrating in the seat next to Tony throughout this entire meeting.Steve who was currently 100% rock hard, Tony had no doubt, and hiding it masterfully by clutching the shield over his lap.

Mark XXX by @robintcj:  Oh, look, another filthy, filthy threesome porn. This time, it’s Steve/Tony/Iron Man Armour. No plot, mostly porn with a little bit of cracky humour. It’s dirty, and I’m sorry.No I’m not. I’m not sorry. You know what, you’re all down here in the muck with me.

Paint Job by @cptxrogers:   “You want me to what?” Steve looked incredulous.
“I want you to detail my car,” Tony said with a smirk.

Come Ride With Me by @veldeia:  Tony’s had a long and rough week, and when he touches down at Eden Landing, he just wants a hot shower, a proper meal and ten hours of sleep—but when he steps out of his battered little ship and spots Steve, he finds himself perfectly willing to rethink his priorities.Smutty bingo fill for the prompt “au: western”, though it’s actually AU: Space Western!

voglio sentirti by lackluster_lexicon:   Steve returns to Stark Tower ten months after leaving Tony in Siberia.

Unfurl Your Gown by theladyingrey42:   “I feel ridiculous.” Steve scowls at his drink and pretends he’s not shifting just to feel the skirt against his thighs.

The Sixth Time Is the Charm by nightwalker:   The fifth time Steve tried to get Tony to fuck him (and failed) is when he started taking it personally.

Down on the Farm by tellxmebby:  Tony laughs, throwing an old rag at the blond man, who bats it away in the air. “Fuck you.”“Mm,” Steve rolls back under the car with a newly fitted socket, “maybe later.” Steve grins up at the chrome above him at the lack of response. It must take Tony a minute to recover, but when he does Steve hears him huff.

My Private Dancer by lilmoongodess:  Steve Rogers enters the world of high-end exotic dancing, and catches the eye of world-famous billionaire playboy Tony Stark. Will the strange relationship he develops with Tony develop into something more? Or will the high-intensity connection between them short out and burn to the ground?

Warmth by gracerene:   After defeating Ultron, Tony and Steve “talk” things out.

This Mess We’re In by @kiyaar:   Steve is a troll, Tony is obliging. Everyone gets done. Set in that fictional interval during Secret Avengers where Steve is a Commander and he and Tony are actually on speaking terms. Unrepentant porn.

Breathe by @robintcj:  Bingo square prompt is ‘breathplay’.Right now, Tony’s most favourite thing about Steve is his ass.Specifically, the way it’s currently peeking out of the bottom of a pair of white, lacy panties.The thing most people don’t know about Steve is how … adventurous he can be.

til you scream by starsandstark:  A fic in which Steve and Tony see how many times Steve can come in one night because Steve is a shameless slut and loves to be used.

Warmth by Neverever:   When Steve gets too cold from being out in the snow, Tony thinks of ways to warm him up.

Take My Body Home by @kiyaar:  After the events of Superior Iron Man, Tony sells Extremis to the highest bidder and finds himself living as an expatriate in Russia.Steve’s never been good at letting go.

En Suite by valtyr:   Written for Avengers Kink. Prompt: “Tony/Steve. Shower sex.”

Apparently Only One Meal from Barbarism by valtyr:   The Savage Land: “All kinds of mutates and dinosaurs and big cheetahs and a surprising amount of acceptable nudity.” - Spider-Man

I suppose it is okay to self-rec, so I’ll add my own bottom!Steve fics, so here you go:

Gift With Purchase Remix:   Gift With Purchase Remix wherein Steve actually is a hooker. But for a Really Sympathetic Reason.  (they do switch to bottom!Tony at one point, but it is mostly bottom!steve)

This Is Not a Drill:  “Can I—can I see him? I mean meet him. Uh…welcome him to the team?” Tony clarified, probably not very well, he knew.“Well…there’s a bit of an issue with that,” Fury said, and Tony figured this was where Fury got to whatever it was that had really forced his hand and made him call Tony in, knowing how much the man detested having to do so. “You see, well. He was suspended in the ice for nearly seventy years,” Fury began. Tony nodded along, because he could do math.“I’m sure he has a lot of adjusting to do—“ Tony started.“Seventy years,” Fury repeated, cutting Tony off and leaning back in his chair and making it rock slightly. “Of no suppressants.”“Oh,” Tony managed to choke out past the lump that had suddenly formed in his throat. “Oh.”Chapter 2: Wherein Tony plots murder, Steve is stubborn and there’s an island, but not that one.Chapter 3: The world’s least interesting pillow fight Chapter 4: Poor suit design is an issue.Chapter 5: Pillows solve everything Chapter 6: Total porn. Improper use of biology and anatomy. Nothing remotely redeeming. At all.  Sequel is here.

Steve the Surprise Bottom:  This prompt was for Tony being surprised that Steve would want to bottom. Enjoy your smut.

Prima Nocta:  This was a Thank You Fic request for Anon, who wanted to incorporate Tony’s reference in AoU to prima nocta and bottom!Steve. Please note that, despite the premise, there is no non-con between Steve and Tony. Took me a while to think of how to do that, but here we are. There is definitely gratuitous fetishization of Steve’s virginity, however. If that bothers you. If not, pull up a chair and enjoy.Please note that this does not end with everything tied into a nice, neat bow. It is a one shot of a single night, so while I know they do find their way to each other, the story is open-ended.

Saint Edmund, the Saxon king, may be buried under town's tennis courts, experts believe

Experts are set to start digging for another missing English king.

After Richard III was found buried under a car park in Leicester, details have emerged of other unusual possible resting places famous monarchs.

Now, Bury St Edmunds believes it may have the remains of Saint Edmund, a Saxon monarch, buried beneath one of its tennis courts.

St Edmund was a Saxon king who ruled in the ninth century. As a saint, his remains were kept in a shrine in Bury St Edmunds.

At the time of the desecration of the Benedictine Abbey, during Henry VIII’s reign, the remains were lost.

But historians believe the remains may well be below the tennis courts in Abbey Gardens, which sit on top of a former monks’ graveyard in the sedate East Anglian town. Read more.

Car care tips

Oil:
- honey colored oil is good, coffee colored is bad and means you need to change it soon
- never check oil on a hill
- you can go 3000 miles over your designated amount of miles for an oil change
- bigger engines burn more oil, remember that when you’re making a purchase

Under the hood:
- if your car has trouble getting past 45-50 mph (stalling) then you could have issues with your spark plugs
- dimming headlights? Check your battery you could need a new one, walmart offers free battery checks and free disposals
- clean under the hood please, take a cloth and wipe it all down, hell you can even spray it on a low power setting with the car on, just don’t use soap.
- if you’ve noticed leaking it could be any sort of liquid just keep an eye on how your car is running and what you’ve have to fill up on more recently, and get it checked out asap.

Interior:
- tuff stuff gets so much dirt and grime out, it can even lift stains. Trust it. I even use it for my house
- seriously you don’t need to take your car in to detail it. It’s a waste of money. Get yourself a car cleaning kit and go nuts.
- a clean car is a happy car and will last longer than one that you leave trash all over in
- buy an emergency kit from Walmart seriously they come with jump cables, first aid, flash light, blah blah blah

General:
- if you get a new set of tires the two news ones go in the back
- put a winter kit in your car this should have a blanket, water, granola bars, and warm clothing
- if you have a truck put a couple things of tube sand in the bed to keep it from sliding to much due to the weight imbalance
- your car has your tire pressure, tire sizes, and other info on your driver side on the frame or on the door