Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Saturday Morning Show N' Shine...Roundup

It may go by a different name where you are, but the Saturday Morning Show N' Shine is a phenomenon that happens worldwide where diverse car cultures and the general public join together to show off some truly amazing cars, trucks and bikes. A rat rod just may be parked next to a modern import tuner or a restored American classic just might be sharing a nice sunny spot with its distant European cousin, while a top-fueled dragster may share the limelight with all the members of the VW Bug Club. The atmosphere is festive with live bands and food venders, the crowd is happy and awe-inspired and the vibe is all lovey-dovey, kumbaya, love thy neighbor...right up until some meathead decides its time for a heated Ford vs. Chevy debate. There's always one in every crowd! Anyway, its about time we here at LUGNuts had our own Saturday Morning Show N' Shine and meatheads be damned! Let's see how we did.

Ralph Savelsberg is a sensible European and the first to find a prime parking spot with his sensible European first generation Volkswagen Golf GTi, also known as the granddaddy of hot hatches. Customization makes no sense to the likes of Ralph when purist, unmolested sensibilities are really the true path to enlightenment.

Volkswagen Golf Mk.1 GTi

This is a sensibility often shared by Peter Blackert as evidenced by this restored "minor classic" in the shape of a lime green 1970 Peugeot 504 Cabriolet. Most Peugeots are a bit boring to look at, but the 504 Coupe and Cabriolet, both styled and assembled by Pininfarina, are a classy and subtle choice for a car enthusiast to enjoy. Even you, Ralph.

Peugeot 504 Cabriolet (Pininfarina 1970)

This US-version 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint Convertible can be said to be a forerunner to the more famous Ford Mustang. All the basic elements that make it a Mustang were there. While the Falcon platform died out here in the states after a very short run, the name continued in Australia right up until earlier this month! Gasp! What will Peter do if his job goes?

Ford 1963 Falcon Sprint Convertible (USA)

Perhaps he'll be a bellhop, a Walmart greeter, or a topless barista. On second thought, they might better appreciate his Ford engineering experience over at Fiat. This 1969 FIAT Sport Spider Convertible with a clean, rust-free body would make a great project car to get him started. He'll just have to learn to engineer everything smaller and more Italian-like.

FIAT 124 Sport Spider (1969)

Peter, can you become really passionate about wine, sex and pasta and fake an Italian accent? No? Then perhaps your straight-laced engineering sensibilities would go well here in the US, where engaging in all of the above could get you drunk/arrested/bloated and labeled as insensitive, respectively. Here is a 1961 Custom Ford Thunderbird Hardtop apparently from my photostream.

Ford Thunderbird Hardtop (Kustom - 1961)

Seems Peter takes a lot of inspiration from my photostream and car shows I've been to. This says nothing about the dozen or so car shows I've been too lazy to post. Anyway, here is a 1950 Chevrolet Styleline Convertible from my stream sporting what Peter calls "a nice saggy arse". No, my dad didn't accidentally get into the shot, however what you see is a fig of an older, wiser Lino with an accurately depicted graying beard.

1950 Chevrolet Stylieline Convertible

I may be older, wiser, and my IQ is considerably higher than average. However, this doesn't preclude me from doing some intensely stupid shit, like setting paper planes on fire or driving my Fiat 500 down the wrong way of a one way street. Celebrating the very embodiment of stupidity and youthful exuberance is this custom Toyota Celica SX Liftback.

Toyota T160 Celica SX Liftback (Modified)

Another gem pilfered from my photostream is this 1956 Chevrolet 210 4-door Hardtop & Cargo Trailer built by this proud father and son team. Tan and olive green make this (I would assume) a period correct restoration suitable enough to appease Ralph's unmolested sensibilities.

1956 Chevrolet 210 4-Door Hardtop & trailer

Right in the middle of Peter's usual deluge, Lino Martins chimes in with a Team Oz entry that he calls the Holden Brute. Apparently I missed the memo about unmolested sensibilities being the path to enlightenment. Surely there is a place in car-guy Valhala for people who gut out a classic Ute and cram it full of giant bits that make it go fast.

1971 Holden Ute

Proving once and for all that there is no unmolested enlightenment for most Australians (after all, those people invented Mad Max) is Peter's Ford counterpart for Team Oz; this Ford XA Falcon Super Ute - a Mad-Max Supercharger 1972 Ford Coupe-Utility. Witness me!

Ford XA Falcon Utility - V8 Supercharged SuperUte

Many Americans will pay extra for hoity-toity free-range, shade grown, certified organic, fair-trade, kindly killed food. But what if you'd rather save a few bucks on some lettuce that was guaranteed to have been abused? This Ford 1932 V8 Coupe Rod is like that. With a rear window rake, beefy racing tires and a flaming paint job, this coupe is the epitome of modified and molested.

Ford 1932 V8 Coupe Rod

Sometimes life is all about pairing the old with the new as evidenced by this retro restored 1950 Chevrolet COE Pickup and its modern customized buddy, the Harley Davidson Lowrider Motorcycle. It makes me miss that Two of A Kind challenge we had. This would fit also under generation Gap. Such fun challenges!

Chevrolet 1950 COE Custom & Harley-Davidson

Viddy well, O me little brothers at this lovely RANZ MOTORSPORTS RX4 rightly called Clockwork Orange. Oh, it is gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh! It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. It preps the gulliver for a bit of the ol' ultra-violence, O me brothers!


It was a real 'orror show, O me droogs, me brothers...viddy...uh...tomchick...uh....hmmm. Wait, I don't have to talk like Alex anymore? Phew! I figured I was good for about one entry, but having to do it over and over might be a burden on the ol' Gulliver. There, I did it again! Anyway, here's a rare OSI-Ford 20M Coupe.

OSI-Ford 20M Coupe (1966)

When I was an impressionable young man, my mom gifted me a VCR and a Polaroid camera back when both of those things were all the rage. With them she said "now you have all the makings of a porn empire." A porn empire. My mom said this, no less! Looking back years later, it seems I've built a car empire instead in which Peter uses freely. Here is a 1960 Buick Invicta 2-door Hardtop Coupe that I apparently photographed at a car show.

Buick Invicta Hardtop Coupe (1960)

Where would I be today had I have taken my mom's advice instead? Probably filthy rich and Peter would have no automotive inspiration to pilfer from my photostream. Where would Peter be if he were born to my parents instead? He would have spent his early childhood in the backseat of a '70 Pinto instead of a 1969 Toyota E10 Corolla Sprinter Coupe similar to this one.

Toyota E10 Corolla Sprinter Coupe (1969)

Also he'd be American, I'd be Australian. I'd probably be a family man and he'd likely have a strange affinity for black sheets and creepy doll heads all over the house. Maybe history would have changed completely. Here's a 1970 Datsun Fairlady Z432R with the exact same girl figure from the previous entry proving, without a doubt, that parallel universes do exist!

Datsun Fairlady Z432R (1970)

The Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider was prominently featured in the movie The Graduate. The film, starring a young Dustin Hoffman and an older Anne Bancroft, made most theatre goers uncomfortable, while a smaller percentage realized (possibly for the first time) that they were into something different. And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson!

Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider (Series 105 / 115)

Here is a sweet black and red 1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback. They epitomized post-war US optimism - though rather oddly, in the midst of the Vietnam era turmoil.

Ford 1965 Mustang GT Fastback

Finally, the aforementioned meathead shows up at this Saturday Morning Show N' Shine in this 1999 Honda S2000 Roadster! You'd think he'd show up in the previous '65 fastback, but no, the Honda Roadster. He seems confident in his ability to be a meathead. Let's not tell him the car came standard equipped with a lipstick holder.

Honda S2000 Roadster

Peter says this 1965 VW Type-3 Fatstback is the lamest car he's built this whole entire challenge but his photostream proves it to be among his most popular of all time, proving once and for all, people just like weird things. With that kind of logic we should then all go gaga for some crystal meth and a leather clown suit.

Volkswagen Type-3 Fastback

And what's with all the creepy clown sightings on the news, anyway? Do you have this problem in Australia? Anyway, hoping lightning will strike twice, Peter re-rendered an old Ford 1949 Woody Wagon from eight years ago and this time did it up in "gun metal" or what I like to call "prosthetic limb tan."

Ford 1949 Woody Wagon

After seeing Peter do some Ranz Motorsports thing twice now, I had to log onto their website to see what it was all about and man, oh man, do I highly recommend checking out their projects! Like right now. Go ahead, I'll wait. See what I mean? They do some highly innovative customizations to some odd automotive choices. No exception is this RANZ MOTORSPORTS 1974 Toyota Corona MkII Coupe aptly named The Hulk.

RANZ MOTORSPORTS | Toyota 1974 Corona MkII - The Hulk

If you like cars with a circa 1970's Matchbox sort of feel then by golly you're gonna go ape poopy over this 1968 LMX Sirex. Peter says its a "what the hell were they thinking" sort of car. I'll just have to take his word for it. I'm rather distracted as I'm still looking at the Ranz Motorsport stuff.

LMX Sirex (1968)

Peter says there is some poignancy in posting this 1982 Ford Fairmont Ghia ESP 351 V8 today (October 7th, 2016), as this was the final day for production for Ford Australia. With it, the 56-year legacy of the Ford Falcon, and the 91-year automotive manufacturing history for the city of Geelong. According to my Timex it is now October 19th. What is Peter doing? Is he now retired? What will he do? Inquiring minds want to know.

Ford XE Fairmont Ghia ESP 351 V8 (1982)

But before answering that question, Peter shows us that there is no end to my photostream in terms of what inspires him to build (or render) Here is a tri-tone 1956 Nash Ambassador Sedan that I apparently photographed at some point. But he does show an end to his entries this month, finally.

Nash Ambassador 1956 Sedan

So that puts John Marshmallow under the microscope for inspection. What has he contributed to the Show N' Shine? This 1996 Toyota Supra Custom called "JZAE86", a Supra with an AE86-inspired paintjob ( I didn't know they were all white) and a twin-turbo-and-supercharged inline-six putting out 750 hp.

1996 Toyota Supra Custom "JZAE86"

Next the human marshmallow submits for your approval, an insanely fast yellow dragster called Chatty Cathy...uh...I mean,"Ratty Caddy". Remember Chatty Cathy? No? Neither do I. That was before my time. I don't even know why I'm referencing it. Lets move on, then.

Somethingorother Drag Rod

It seems John suddenly learned how to render half way through this challenge as evidenced by this classic 1930's Ford hot rod pickup truck. He tells us it has enough space to haul your groceries from the store, (as opposed to from the communicable disease clinic) and it'll still be able to win best in class at car shows every once in a while. (but not always cuz that would be greedy.)

1936 Ford Hot Rod Pickup Truck

This 1955 Mercedes-Benz Renntransporter, otherwise known as "Blue Wonder", was inspired by something Firas built awhile ago. Apparently Firas is currently attending his first ever LEGO convention in Dubai. Wish I was there but its hard enough to get me down the road to Seattle.

1955 Mercedes-Benz Renntransporter "Blue Wonder"

If you like your trucks fast, loud, and silly, John says he's got something-something-something rendered kinda like what Peter does-something. I don't know, I'm barely paying attention as I'm thinking about what it would be like to be in Dubai right now. Hot tub full of Champaign and a gold plated Lamborghini, anyone?

1991 Gavril D-Series Land Speed Record Breaker "Flamin' Hauler"

If Senator Chinchilla is like most senators he'd be a Republican and, in spite of efforts to the contrary, would poop in his food dish occasionally. Go ahead, look it up. I have spoke no untruths of senators, nor chinchillas. Anyway, here's his Chevy C/K dually lowrider, built to drive low and slow.

Chevy C/K Dually Lowrider

I suspect low and slow was not the motive when Brick Flag built this '41 Willys hot rod. He parks it a little late for the Show 'N Shine but it is still a welcome addition and a stellar end to our friendly neighborhood car show.

10 of 14 - Copy

That's all of them, folks. How'd we do? My opinion? It got a little stale with a few jokes there but admittedly there were some gems written in and the entries themselves left a much sought-after single malt with the massive peat-smoke aftertaste but they also offered a dryness and an intense, smoky-sweet caramel with seaweed flavors and a huge finish, aged in oak casks for at least sixteen years. Yep, I'm going with that! So what does the future hold for the subtle caramel and seaweed flavors of this blog? Well, as of next roundup, LUGNuts would have been aged in oak casks for a good nine years now. It'll be our birthday challenge called simply, LUGNuts Turns Nine. It'll pretty much be a free-for-all excuse to build whatever the hell you want. So please join us in celebrating our birthday and thanks for making us the most successful LEGO car club in the history of the world ever. Now if only we can get a blog readership to match. Who knows, with some dedication and hard work, we can get into the double digits of readers by next century. Here's to progress. Peace out, mother truckers!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Exclusive Edition…Roundup

If given the means, people are willing to pay extra for luxury, opulence and exclusivity. Car makers know this. For most, a vehicle is merely a means of getting from point A to point B and for these folks, a Yaris or a Corolla will do just fine. But for others, driving is a lifestyle, a statement, and their choice of vehicle is handled with reverence. For these folks, the Ford F-150 Harley Davidson Edition, The Eddie Bauer Edition Ford Explorer, or the 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG Silver Arrow Edition just may be what it takes to tickle their fancy. Which is why we came up with this build challenge called Exclusive Edition. Yes, it was a build challenge so exclusive, that not many people participated. Clearly the rest were out playing Pokemon Go, cuz why else would somebody not get in on this action? Those that did participate, clearly these are men who have never known the intimate touch of a Squirtle. I've dated squirtles before and it means always having to wash the sheets. Wait, are we talking about the same thing? Anyway, lets get to the challenge and see how we scored!

Johnni D tells us that you can make your car exclusive by dropping your car at Johnni Striping &Co to get some rally stripes to make your car look faster. This exclusivity assumes that no one else will ever patron the fictitious fledgling company, thus making your car as rare as a high level Charmander.

Johnni Striping & Co

Admittedly, JohnniD has a rather neat thing going here as evidenced by this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Hot Rod in exclusive cartoon style. Check out his photo stream for more chibi cartoon car goodness.

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Station Wagon

John Marshmallow chimes in early with something called "GTV-86". This car has been modified significantly into a drag rod, with a monster V-8 in the front, some big side exhausts and monster rear tires, as well as a long wheelie bar at the back.

Sam's GT86 TRD Edition Drag Rod "GTV-86"

His second entry called "Blue.Bullet" is very similar to his first GTV-86 in many ways…so many ways that I can't decipher between the two other than color.

John's 2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue Drag Rod "Blue.Bullet"

The human marshmallow calls it his third pair but it only seems to be his second pair. (but who's counting, right?!) Anyway, its a black 1990 Mercedes-Bens 190E Evolution II 2.5-16 Cosworth and the competing BMW E30 M3 Evo II. Then we don't hear from the usually prolific youngin again this challenge as he is likely in search of the elusive Pikachu.

1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E Evolution II 2.5-16 Cosworth

E30 M3 Version 2

Clearly not knowing or caring about the difference between a Magikarp and a Drowzee is Ralph Savelsberg. Ralph is just too sensible for such frivolous nonsense. Instead he has built something from the other nerd culture, the flying Ford Anglia from Harry Potter.
Harry Potter Ford Anglia

Let me help differentiate between the two. A Magikarp is a flopping fish most humorously photographed in a frying pan while a Drowzee is a sleepy looking anteater thing most humorously photographed in front of a weed shop. Just Google it, you weirdo! Anyway, here's Ralph's exclusive Volkswagen Golf R32 in rare red.

Volkswagen Golf Mk.5 R32

If there is one builder who has never locked horns with a temperamental Tauros it is Peter Blackert. One: Because Tauros is a North American exclusive Pokemon and Peter is Australian and two: he's just too busy rendering cars or hunting crocodiles or whatever the hell else they do in Australia. Here's a 2016 Ferrari F12 TdF Berlinetta and its F140 FC V12 Engine.

Ferrari F12 TdF (2016) + UCS Tipo F140 FC V12 Engine

Want to piss off Enzo Ferrari? Then order yourself one of the very limited number of 50th anniversary Ford 2016 GT 'LeMans Winner Edition'. It'll boil his Italian blood like an al dente linguini. He'll know why.

Ford GT LeMans Winner Edition (2016)

While you're at it, you can piss off Enzo Ferrari again with this 1972 Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1.3 S Monte Carlo. Even I don't know why this car would piss him off. It just sounded hilarious to start this entry off that way. Plus anything to piss off your rivals is wholeheartedly worth doing.

Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1.3 S Monte Carlo

I'm talking to you, ClownVomit69, if that's your real name! You think you can rule the PokeGym in our neighborhood with your fat, stupid Snorlax? Someday I will punch you in your insolent 11-year-old face, then who will rule the world? Huh? Anyway, here's a 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster.

Porsche 911 G Speedster (1989)

Sometimes, Swedes and Italians mate and form…absolutely no one notable that you would know. Holy crap, did Google just ruin my joke? I think it did! Who the hell is Marcus Birro? Not a god damned clue! Anyway, Swedes and Italians also mated to form the '78-'80 Volvo 262C Bertone Coupe.

Volvo 262C Bertone Coupe

Cripes, there isn't even a well-known Swedish-Italian celebrity, not even a porn star? Jonni Fidel? Doesn't ring a bell. Veronica Maggio? Not a clue. Michael Nyqvist? Nope! That joke flatlined like Prince in an elevator. What? Too soon? Here's a Ford 1986 Capri 280 Brooklands.

Ford Capri MkIII - 280 Brooklands

Peter's own joke even went better than mine and took a friendly stab at me to boot. He asks: What would a 21st century urban hipster doofus drive? A FIAT 500 of course! Yep, that's the car I drive. But even I wasn't daft enough to shell out nearly three times more for the FIAT Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari. Apparently this is owned by all of 30 people in Australia.

FIAT 500 Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari

Sometimes even exclusivity has exclusivity. Mercedes and McLaren merge their substantial efforts to create this super-exclusive 2009 Mercedes-McLaren SLR Stirling Moss Edition. Peter also portrays a UCS 5.4 Litre Supercharged V8 Engine to go with it.

Mercedes-Mclaren SLR Stirling Moss Edition

Peter tells us that Australia is a tribal land with Ford and Holden constantly trying to outdo each other in what I can only imagine to be a Mad Max style battle to the death. Then there were-something, something-plastic panels-something laser cut- something- 2004 HSV Coupé4.

HSV Coupe4 (2004)

Something-something-something-something-something-something-something-something-something-something-something-something…1995 DC2 Integra Type-R.

Honda Integra Type-R (DC2 - 1995)

Sorry, I totally got lazy there.I'll work harder with this one. If you have American sensibilities for big, luxurious gas guzzlers but live in Europe, then you'll have to settle for the 1976 Citroen CX Prestige. It has the greatest rear leg room in its class for stuff like…yunno…sitting.

Citroen CX Prestige ( 1976)

Peter has built or rendered so many cars that he even renders cars he doesn't like as evidenced by this Type 907Alfa Romeo 33 Savali. Lots of plastic and yellow makes this an uninspired exclusive.

Alfa Romeo 33 Savali (Typ 907)

More to Peter's liking is this gray and black 2016 BMW F82 M4 GTS Coupe that comes with a UCS S55 Inline Six Engine. Only 700 of these will be built in real life making this M4 about as rare as an Electrobuzz.

BMW M4 GTS (F82 - 2016) + UCS BMW S55 3.0 Litre Turbocharged Inline Six Engine

Yes, I've come back to Pokemon jokes! That's what happens when Peter's entries are as plentiful as a low level Weedle. What the hell is with those things, anyway? Am I right, people? My bathroom is infested with them. Anyway, here's a pretty 1991 Nissan Pike Factory Figaro Fixed-Profile Convertible.

Nissan Figaro (Pike Factory - 1991)

Peter tells us that many of the exclusive 2000 Evo VI Zero Fighter Editions have met with a fiery end as lots of speed and grip attracts untalented douchebags behind the wheel. Fitting, considering many of the Japanese zeroes they were named after also met with a fiery end but for entirely different reasons. What? Too soon?

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VI - Zero Fighter Edition

If there was an award for coolest doors, the exclusive 1995 Toyota Sera Amlux Coupe would take the cake…or award as these unique doors open like beetle wings. The all glass canopy was not cheap and the 21 ultra-exclusives were made in dark green over beige two-tone. Nice!

Toyota SERA Amlux

Peter tells us that at the end, when everything is turning to shit, you'll give pretty much anything a go. That holds true. Whether it be Hot Pockets, crystal meth and a leather clown suit, or this MG ZT-T 260 Tourer, desperation makes for interesting predicaments.

MG ZT-T Tourer

Not as desperate but twice as interesting is this 2011 Aston Martin One-77 Supercar. Only 77 of these beauties were made, so if you wanna get your greasy mitts all over one of them it'll set you back well over 1 million British pounds.

Aston Martin One-77 Coupe

Membership has its privileges. If you were one of the very few Americans to have made it to outer space in the heyday of the space age you could lease a 1969 Chevrolet C3 Corvette 'Astrovette' for a meager 1$ a year. Plaque with your name and mission role also included. I wonder what cosmonauts of the same era had?

Chevrolet Corvette C3 1969 - 'Astrovette'

Probably a radish and a copy of Tolstoy's War and Peace. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. No, wait, that was A Tale of Two Cities. Never mind. Anyway, here's a 2015 Fisker-Galpin Ford Mustang Rocket Speedster.

Galpin-Fisker Ford Mustang Rocket Speedster (2015)

Peter tells us that the 1978 Dodge Aspen Super Coupe was a half-decent car in an era of half-baked rubbish. I prefer to sauté my rubbish and let it simmer over a low heat for 20 minutes to a half hour. Cooking times may vary depending on altitude.

Dodge Aspen Super Coupe (1978)

Its been awhile since I laid into a Pokemon joke. Let's see, what to I have stored in the old noggin? I find that catching Pokemon to be far better than anything you can catch on Tinder. OK, that was a totally hilarious joke that probably went over most of your heads! Here's a 1974 Renault 17 Gordini Coupe.

Renault 17 Gordini (1974)

Keeping the pace as quickly as a high powered Jynx disappears from sight long before you can capture it is this 1993 Cadillac Allanté Indianapolis Pace Car. Only three were specially rigged as Indianapolis Pace cars.

Cadillac Allanté Indianapolis Pace Car (1993)

In the late 60's cramming a big engine into a compact car was all the rage as evidenced by this 1969 AMC AMX Super Stock. They were called Pony Cars. This one was so small it had to be a two seater.

American Motors Corporation AMX Super Stock - 1969

Speaking of small, Peter's final entry is a 2009 Mini John Cooper Works. What makes it exclusive from all the other Minis you see out there? Apparently a new engine, stripes and a special paint scheme.

New Mini MkII John Cooper Works

Sacre-Blue! Lino Martins goes really exclusive with this French built 1929 Majestic Motorcycle in French racing blue. So what's in my Pokedex? Well, I'm only a level 14 but of the 59 unique Pokemon, I can boast a Pikachu, a Lickitung, A Vaporeen and a Flareon.

1929 Majestic Motorcycle

Emannuel Spencer Iskandar goes with the exclusive Lancia Thema that apparently is a squarish car that has a Ferrari V8 wedged into it. Square. Wedged. Um...That's all I got.

Lancia Thema 8.32

A builder named no7erics is apparently not seven Erics, but probably one huge guy the size of seven Erics. Anyway, he pulls off no small feat with this render of a '64 Shelby Daytona Coupe.

Shelby Daytona Coupe

Is that all of them? I think it is. That concludes our exclusive roundup strife with bad Pokemon Go jokes and not much else. That's how it goes sometimes. Maybe next time will be different. Speaking of next time, we have a cool challenge going on this month called Saturday Morning Show n' Shine. This would be your chance to come up with some of your coolest rides ever in preps for some LEGO conventions coming up including BrickCon, Steam, BrickWorld, and a slew of other worthy conventions I'll surely never make it to. But you can. So tune in next time same bat time, same bat channel to see how we pull it off. In the meantime…if you find a lure down a shady ally in the dumpster behind Krispy Kreme…in the words of the great Admiral Ackbar, its a trap. Don't go to it. That's my Pokemon safety tip for the day. That and watch where the hell you're going. If you go and get hit by a goddamned bus while chasing down a Pidgey…well, that's just evolution working itself out. No Pidgey is worth it. But a Machamp, on the other hand, go nuts! See ya next time.