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Just hit 1 million views after taking YouTube seriously for like a year!
Posting this here, because OG Oppo used to be a significant chunk of healthy YouTube views. So I wanted to thank you OGs for that. The Hyphen is still a nice dose of views and I appreciate the input you all have given on some of the mic tests I have run. So THANK YOU!
And if you have never watched anything of mine and are wondering WTF I am talking about, check out my page, see something you like check it out: https://www.youtube.com/user/dannykorecki/featured
My name is in the credits of a Netflix movie oddly enough trying to keep Blockbuster alive
A few years ago I backed The Last Blockbuster on Kickstarter. I was a big fan of Blockbuster, it was my childhood growing up much like many. So I had to kick them a few bucks.
That got me a copy of the film and my name in the credits of the documentary. I have owned a digital copy of the film for over a year I believe, but I finally had a moment to click on it on Netflix. I watched the film and my name roll across the screen: https://www.instagram.com/p/CO1uqf1pUEP/
RE: Your First Oppositelaw as Dictator?
@whoistheleader I think it is specific enough. Every vehicle gets a trim level where a V8 is in the engine bay.
I don't care if it is a 2.0 liter V8 or a 8 liter V8. They all get some top trim with a V8.
I don't care if it comes with turbochargers, a supercharger, or a hybrid battery. They all get some top trim with a V8.
........this is the way
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RE: I did realize it was the seventh anniversary of getting the M3 today, what I didn't realize
Liam neeson got you to fail a class? lol
RE: New Mental Health Struggles. :(
I am in know way qualified to comment on anything you mention above, but I will just say it is good you are talking about it somewhere doesn't matter where. Some people bottle it all up.
I will say I can relate to the looking back to a "better time".
I had discussions with friends on if the world were to end based on whatever you quantify that being. From no toilet paper to full on Fallout 3 wasteland remembering a better time and if closer to the second one never returning to that sort of life is a severe mental stress that I imagine 90% of the population just could not handle. Look at the mental stress of the pandemic, we were this "-" close to Mad Max.
I am telling you this to tell you, you aren't different. You're anxiety and looking to the past just resonates a bit earlier that most, but I will tell you it pops up with everyone at different levels and weighs on them differently.
Keep talking to people about it.
Rounding third to 2k
I appear to be rounding third on hitting 2k YouTube subs, I have a cool unique video that I will release once I hit 2k subs. As of this post, I am sitting at 1,979. So only 21 away. 2k isn't to crazy, but it is a milestone none-the-less.
Maybe one of the 21 to 2000 is reading this right now, so check out my channel, check out a video or two, and sub if you like my content: https://www.youtube.com/user/dannykorecki/featured
RE: Black wheels are terrible.
I'll admit it: I used to like black wheels. Love them, in fact. Every car I had in Need for Speed Underground 2 had black wheels (though they also had the simplest wing design and single-color paint jobs, showing that even then I had some level of restraint). I painted the wheels on my car black in highschool.
But I also liked ketchup on my steak, once.
Then I grew out of it. It happened fairly suddenly but once I bought my first car, a black 1997 Honda Civic sedan on black steelies, I painted them gold in a weird knock-off Subaru look and have since then avoided black wheels like the plague.
Want to know when a trend is played out? When you can get it as a factory option on a Dodge Journey, like this absolutely cringe-inducing Blacktop Edition (tm)
Gross, for multiple reasons. But let's talk about the wheels...
Actually, let's talk about design intent, for lack of a more pretentious term. If you look at automotive concept drawings done by people who design cars for a living you'll notice a vast majority of them have intricate and enormous multicolored or silver wheels. This is because the wheels are a very important part of the cars design, serving as a throughline or compliment to its design language and giving you something to fill the four voids that would otherwise exist at each corner of the car.
So the wheels are meant to be seen and looked at and considered. Black wheels? Due to their positioning in the car more often than not you're going to get a black object in a shadow. Details? Gone. The design of the wheel itself? Muddied and uncertain.
Furthermore, take a look back up at that Dodge Journey and look at the tires. They're black, yes, but they're black rubber. They're nowhere near as dark and shiny as the gloss black on the wheels which has the comparative effect of making the sidewall look... a bit dingy and dirty, if anything, an effect compounded by literally any amount of dirt on the tires (something that happens when a car is, y'know, driven).
Cool car man! Where are the wheels though?
Even further yet... it's just played out. '05-'15 was absolutely filled with everyone in the universe doing everything in their power to get black wheels on their car, or take things even farther and black out absolutely everything for the "sinister" or "badass" murdered-out look. Which you can now get stock on a Dodge Journey or a Chevrolet Equinox Midnight Edition
Someone please grant me the sweet release of death as I gaze upon this atrocity.
Even non-black colors can be a bit... eugh. For a personal example, take a look at my own 2003 BMW 3-series.
The wheels aren't black per se, they are a gunmetal grey according to TSW. This means you can somewhat see the design of the spokes and they generally avoid being darker than the color of the tire, which is good. On a silver car, red car, brighter blue, or white car this would look fine. But this is a dark blue car and dark grey wheels are just... too much.
Ah, there we go. A little time with some Duplicolor Wheel Coating acrylic enamel with clear coat and holy MOLY look how much dimension the spokes gained! I've owned this car for a year now and had absolutely no clue the spokes were slightly un-symmetrical (the spokes are "paired up" with "left hand" and "right hand" designs to them). The result just feels so much more... grown-up. Classier. A little more expensive looking.
I don't have anything to wrap this up with. I painted my wheels. Very happy with it. Black wheels = bad and tacky, with the possible exceptions of cop steelies on some things .
inb4 30 people posting garbage cars on black wheels going "bet you feel stupid now, huh?" because that's always how this goes when I post this opinion on facebook somewhere. Yeah, man, your v6 challenger on rent-a-wheel black convex-face 20s really changed my mind.
No. Team black wheels all the way!
RE: I've now had the Z06 for longer than I had the FiST, AMA
So you've screwed yourself over too early like I have?
E92 M3 owner here, what am I suppose to do after this? Get a 911? R35 GT-R? (almost did the second one)
You have a Z06, what can you actually get to 1 up that? Nothing really 1 ups that, just a different experience.
RE: E90 M3 rod bearings at ~135k
The M3 definitely is a great platform to build on, and that engine is worthy in any collection of cars, even much "higher class" ones. Think you'll ever go supercharged?
Is it your daily?
I like GT-Rs, but the weight and technological wizardry has always made me feel like they can't give the same "feels"/driving experience, but I've never driven one, so...
It was my daily pre-COVID. Now just gets driven hard once or twice a week for 30 minutes.