Gabriel S. of Gecko Designs always wanted a firetruck since he was a kid. At the tender age of 32 and a half, he finally bought one. On eBay. From the Ohio Fire Department. And cheap, too! Now the only problem left, how to get it to Montana. A great read and now I want to drive to work in a firetruck, too.
My 1982 Pierce Arrow came from a fire department in Ohio that was retiring it after 31 years of service with only 47,000 miles.
My post-Subaru-college days are a bit more complicated than they used to be. More specifically, I'm married, have a mortgage and we just had our first child in October. So in November when my firetruck appeared on eBay and I brought up the topic of purchasing a large red truck for the millionth time in our relationship, my wife had more important things on her mind. In a moment of weakness, she angrily said "I guess I can't stop you!" making it enthusiastically clear that she wanted me to immediately buy this particular truck and not pass on an epic opportunity to put a check mark next to a lifelong goal.
So here is where normal people would probably have a conversation about issues of practicality. Just because it's possible to do something doesn't necessarily mean it's a good idea. For example, how will I get a 31 year old fire truck from Ohio to Montana? Where will I park it? What will I do with it? What will the neighbors think? Is it even legal to own and drive one of these things? I've never been a good planner and my attitude toward such fun-road-blocks has always been "Who cares! We'll figure it out!"
|Now your toddler can Twitter|
|You Know You're Getting Old When|
|Australian Children Banned From Blowing out Candles on Birthday Cakes|
|Don't Go Sledging with your Riot Gear|
|Super Mario Question Mark Block Lamp|
|“China’s unmanned stores allow people to live their lives with almost zero human contact.”|
|“These days, the children don’t play at break time anymore.”|
|“Like a gigantic version of something you’d find in Toys 'R' Us.”|
|Building an AR-15 Rifle Using a 3D Printer|
|iotacons: Pixelated Art by Andy Rash|
|Will Powell Builds His Own Google Project Glass With Existing Technology|
|“He says he tries to use Facebook as little as possible, and that his children aren’t allowed to use that shit.”|
|Ubuntu 17.10 Artful "What the Fuck" Aardvark|
|Dutch Engineer Flies Using Custom-Built Bird Wings|
|Robots Make Another Victim: Sport Journalists|
|SpaceX's Vintage Mars Travel Posters|
|"The actual price for building a 'personal Google for everyone, everywhere' would in fact be zero privacy for everyone, everywhere."|