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Reason #93 for buying a Tesla (or another EV...) :)

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by AudubonB, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    #93: For when you have to sneak out and not let Aurora and Borealis know that you're abandoning them for 2 1/2 hours to go watch the opening of The Martian, nothing beats Stealth like the silence of a rolling EV. Dogs never knew we'd abandoned them..... ;)
     
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    zax123 CDN Model S P308

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    This thread is worthless without pics. :)
     
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    Or video...
     
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    A video of dogs asleep because they don't realize we're not around is unlikely to get me many documentary Oscar nominations.....
     
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    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    So tell us: how is The Martian​?
     
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    Are you suggesting that Audie is telling a let sleeping dogs lie?
     
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    zax123 CDN Model S P308

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    I see what you did there... :)
     
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    I liked the Martian, although some details in the book were better than the movie. The end in the book had more suspense to me than the movie (can't elaborate w/o spoiler). Good movie though. Kate Mara was wasted. If you're going to change the movie vs the book, have Kate Mara stranded on mars and leave Mat Damon on the ship!!
     
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    We both loved the film; I discussed it in the SpaceX sub-forum. Although Jenny noticed me laughing, cheering, and wiping my eyes last night, I had been even more emotionally affected by Interstellar.

    Hint: Apollo 13 does that to me as well....

    I thought Martian to be reasonably well-grounded in reality, whereas Interstellar was certainly quite a bit further into the 2001 side of the reality spectrum. Discussed some of the reality checks in the SpaceX thread.
     
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    The launch sequence alone in Apollo 13 does that to me. A time of great ambitions and great accomplishments.
     
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    I had a chance to see that actual launch from the VIP stand. Turned it down. I don't have a lot of regrets, but that is one.
    -- Doug
     

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