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I got up bright & early this morning, took a shower, dressed & slipped on a clean black polo shirt. I then went to the kitchen for my morning coffee & took a look at the internet. Nothing abnormal about that you might think. Except perhaps, the polo shirt I'm wearing is made by Porsche (I have around 10, including several identical black ones), the filter coffee machine is an old Siemens Porsche design model, as is my kettle. My coffee mug is fine bone china from the Porsche collection & I placed the mug of coffee on a Porsche coaster. I'm now looking at & writing on a Porsche forum & then later because the sun is currently shining I'm off out for a spin into town in my Porsche 718 Boxster S (a rather resplendent Lava Orange example I've recently & affectionately taken to calling Clementine). The tracking tag will be hanging around my neck on a Porsche Martini racing key lanyard & because it's slightly chilly outside I'll be wearing a Porsche racing soft-shell jacket. On the off chance it rains in town (the weather has been a little changeable of late) I'll also be taking my Porsche raincoat & one of my two Porsche umbrellas (one of which is kept in the house & the other in the car). Do you think it's at all possible that I might have a bit of an obsession with Porsche? ............................................

The thing is, the above is actually true & that's not even all of it. In addition I have Porsche books, Porsche models, video's & other memorabilia, a few other Porsche coats, jackets & fleeces, Porsche design folding reading specs (seriously), a Porsche pen (the one in the stainless steel brake hose), Porsche espresso cups, etc etc. How very very sad! :(
 

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That's nothing, I named my first born "Porsche" and her middle name "Flat6". She's mad as **** that her last name can no longer be Kaymon. She's thinking of changing her middle name to Turbo, but I told her there may be too many "blower" jokes.
 

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You're probably one of those guys who will be buried in their Porsche, and who's wife's next husband will drive a Porsche :crying:
Which reminds me : A middle aged man buys himself a 718 Boxster & goes out for a nice evening drive. The top was down & the wind was blowing through what little was left of his hair. As the speedometer hit 90 mph he suddenly saw flashing blue lights in his rear view mirror & realised he had a police car on his tail. There's no way they'll catch me in this he thought & pressed down on the throttle. The car quickly gained speed & flashed past 120mph when suddenly the reality of what he was doing started to dawn on him & so he pulls over. The police officer walks up, asks for his licence & then starts to examine the car. A minute or so later the officer turns to the driver & says, "Look, it's been a long day & it's not been a good one. I'm tired & cranky & I don't feel like doing any more paperwork. If you can give me an excuse for your outrageous speed that I haven't heard before then you can go". The driver thinks for a few seconds & replies " Last week my wife ran off with a traffic cop & I was afraid you were trying to give her back". "Good night Sir & just try to watch your speed in future" said the officer. :D
 

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I don't think I can beat any of those things, but I do get up at 5:00 AM every day so I can drive my 718 with the windows and/or top down. You see, later in the day the AZ Summers are much too hot for that.
 

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I called mine Dundee. Guess why?
Well, zoologically the caiman is a closer relative to the alligator than the crocodile, particularly since caimans are native to the Western Hemisphere ...

... but I digress ... ;P

My current car (BMW 2 Series) is named The Blackened because I've replaced all exterior chrome and silver with black bits. My 718 has a similar theme. Still debating the name. Maybe "Alli" because of the above ...

... oh, and to the OP: #PorscheWhipped

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Well, zoologically the caiman is a closer relative to the alligator than the crocodile, particularly since caimans are native to the Western Hemisphere ...

... but I digress ... ;P

My current car (BMW 2 Series) is named The Blackened because I've replaced all exterior chrome and silver with black bits. My 718 has a similar theme. Still debating the name. Maybe "Alli" because of the above ...

... oh, and to the OP: #PorscheWhipped

;)
Oh, I just naturally assumed that being as mine is sometimes snappy & a little reptilian that Harry was talking about his wife rather than his car. :eek:
 

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Well, zoologically the caiman is a closer relative to the alligator than the crocodile, particularly since caimans are native to the Western Hemisphere ...

... but I digress ... ;P

My current car (BMW 2 Series) is named The Blackened because I've replaced all exterior chrome and silver with black bits. My 718 has a similar theme. Still debating the name. Maybe "Alli" because of the above ...

... oh, and to the OP: #PorscheWhipped

;)
Being a smartass, I thought I would take the opportunity to point out that although you are technically correct that caiman and alligators are more alike, alligators, caymans, gharials and crocodiles are all families in the order Crocodilia. One of the major differentiators between crocodiles and alligators/caymans is that crocs have a gland that allows them to get rid of salt, whereas alligators and caiman do not. Crocs can live in salt or brackish environs, caimans and alligators in fresh water.

For this reason, calling the Cayman a Croc is technically correct if you follow proper taxonomy.

(I'm a docent a the Bronx Zoo - we teach this stuff)
 

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Being a smartass, I thought I would take the opportunity to point out that although you are technically correct that caiman and alligators are more alike, alligators, caymans, gharials and crocodiles are all families in the order Crocodilia. One of the major differentiators between crocodiles and alligators/caymans is that crocs have a gland that allows them to get rid of salt, whereas alligators and caiman do not. Crocs can live in salt or brackish environs, caimans and alligators in fresh water.

For this reason, calling the Cayman a Croc is technically correct if you follow proper taxonomy.

(I'm a docent a the Bronx Zoo - we teach this stuff)
This reminds me of when I have lunch with the scientists at my University. I always learn something new!!!:)
 

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Being a smartass, I thought I would take the opportunity to point out that although you are technically correct that caiman and alligators are more alike, alligators, caymans, gharials and crocodiles are all families in the order Crocodilia. One of the major differentiators between crocodiles and alligators/caymans is that crocs have a gland that allows them to get rid of salt, whereas alligators and caiman do not. Crocs can live in salt or brackish environs, caimans and alligators in fresh water.

For this reason, calling the Cayman a Croc is technically correct if you follow proper taxonomy.

(I'm a docent a the Bronx Zoo - we teach this stuff)
Touche! :D

Being an equally enthusiastic smartass (and an editor/grammarian/ex-journalist), I guess that means driving a Cayman in the winter up north is somewhat risky if it can't get rid of salt ... and fitting vanity plates would be "FRESH" and "NO GLAND". >:D
 

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Touche! :D

Being an equally enthusiastic smartass (and an editor/grammarian/ex-journalist), I guess that means driving a Cayman in the winter up north is somewhat risky if it can't get rid of salt ... and fitting vanity plates would be "FRESH" and "NO GLAND". >:D
Umm, not so sure about "NO GLAND", people may assume you had your prostate removed - that wouldn't be good for picking up chicks.

OTOH, maybe they'd think you are a urologist - that would be good for picking up chicks.
 

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I'll be a triple smartass... Actually photoscience is only partially correct about the difference between alligator/caiman and crocs. Alligators/caiman do have a lingual salt gland, but they don't function. Also, crocs have dermal pressure receptors throughout their body (and snout), whereas alligators/caimans only have them on their snouts. I sure you all can rest easy now! Retired biologist and former member of the IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group.
 

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Umm, not so sure about "NO GLAND", people may assume you had your prostate removed - that wouldn't be good for picking up chicks.

OTOH, maybe they'd think you are a urologist - that would be good for picking up chicks.
The point would be that chicks would ask. That's all you need; an open door. >:D
 
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