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Am I a suburban cliche’?

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      HassleCat
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      I just bought a riding mower. For 6 years, I have mowed our one acre property with a 22 inch mower. We finally decided I am too old to push that thing around anymore, so we got a small “lawn tractor.” In no way does it resemble a real tractor, but it has a 42 inch mower and a 19 horsepower engine, and I can sit on it and let it do all the work. My question is, how far do I have to go with the suburban homeowner mystique? I feel almost obligated to dress up like Arnold Palmer and wear a MAGA hat while mowing the lawn. I’m having an existential crisis.

    • #412566
      NV Wino
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      Next step is the race circuit.

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
      “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

      • #412569
        HassleCat
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        I have seen some of the videos. I would like to go to one in person. Those people have been inhaling WD-40 for too long.

        • #412571
          NV Wino
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          (Of course, some of them do have beer.)

          “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
          “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

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          djean111
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          When I lived in Illinois, I always left the county or state fair before those started, or else went to the other side of the fairgrounds.  I don’t know what is/was more insane – spending a wad of money on a tractor, just to blow the engine, or standing next to tractors with potentially exploding engines.  Guess I could not drink enough beer to do that and still be able to drive home.

          America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

          "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

          A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

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            HassleCat
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            OK, not fun, but interesting. I like watching the old tractors, not the new ones with modified engines. Most people find the older tractors boring because they’re not really interested in tractors.

            • #412713
              djean111
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              Yes, I am a chicken.

              Huge attendance, I lived in McLean County, lots of corn.  And beans, every other year.

              America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

              "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

              A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

    • #412658
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Keeps the sun from baking your brains and your neck from turning red.

      One of my neighbors managed to add a cup-holder for his beer to his riding mower for the ultimate suburban mowing experience. You might want to consider that, or at least a clip to hold your joint.

      Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

      The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

      • #412704
        HassleCat
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        A cup holder comes built in to the left fender.

        • #412705
          Ohio Barbarian
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          American ingenuity at its best.

          Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

          The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

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      Jan Boehmerman
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      You simply MUST have good headphones and your Apple I-Tunes favorites playing too!

      And then you are The Lawnmower Man!!!

      Życie to nie bajka......

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