December 16, 2013
There are a few questions I won't answer: anything related to current politics or religion. I started The Pond lo these many years ago in an attempt to get away from political or religious squabbles, and to this day I've pretty much managed to stay clear of those things. There are plenty of people out there who write about those topics and do so in ways I couldn't even hope to approach, so go read them for answers to those questions. If you DO ask me a question related to such topics, please expect to be mocked horribly.
Now, if you ask me a technical question ("How do I install a V12 engine into a Smart Fortwo?"), I'll do my best to answer it, but you use said answer at your own risk. And take pictures, please, for the sake of posterity. And humor.
So, without further ado: Ask Wonderduck (Almost) Anything!
Posted by: Pixy Misa at December 17, 2013 07:09 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Wonderduck at December 17, 2013 07:47 AM (Izt1u)
Posted by: David at December 17, 2013 01:40 PM (vtKcn)
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at December 17, 2013 02:07 PM (pWQz4)
I used to own a Geo Metro with a 3cyl 1.0L engine. We always thought it'd be funny to drop a V6 in it, but figured that if you did and floored it, the engine and front wheels would tear right off the frame, cartoon-like.
Posted by: RickC at December 17, 2013 03:33 PM (A9FNw)
Much easier than trying to retrofit a V12 into the Smart FourTwo
Posted by: David at December 17, 2013 03:56 PM (vtKcn)
Who is the greatest f1 driver of all time?
What is the best fighter of ww2?
What was the most important ship in Pacific in ww2?
Military blunders are always talked about. But what is the best single maneuver/action/stratagem of pacific war?
You watch a lot of anime. Ever watched Moomin? Is it counted as anime?
Posted by: Ari at December 17, 2013 05:59 PM (zvmpn)
If I got another rules change, I'd remove most of the engine restrictions. Want a W12 engine? Go for it! Think of a way to stick a rotary engine in the back of a Caterham? Okay in my F1 world! The only limit would be that it would require pistons: no jet engines.
Posted by: Wonderduck at December 17, 2013 09:05 PM (Izt1u)
Posted by: Wonderduck at December 17, 2013 09:10 PM (Izt1u)
1) The BBC lists the best as Ayrton Senna, followed by St Fangio the Quick and Jimmy Clark. You could choose any of those three as "the best" and I wouldn't argue with you. Ph.Duck's favorite is Clark, so I'll go with that today... catch me in a good mood, though, and I'm prone to say Zsolt Baumgartner.
2) I still intend to finish my "Best Fighter" posts, so I'm not answering this... yet.
3) The USS Cimmaron.
4) Sho-Go 1. In sports terms, the Japanese Navy faked Admiral Halsey out of his jockstrap and put themselves in position to just slaughter the Philippines landing forces. That Admiral Kurita peed the chance right down his leg should take nothing away from the effective strategy that put him there.
5) No, and nope.
Posted by: Wonderduck at December 17, 2013 09:26 PM (Izt1u)
Was there ever an anime that made you angry at having sat and watched through the entirety of it? Note that this does not include any anime you just gave up part way through.
Posted by: cxt217 at December 17, 2013 11:27 PM (l1UEN)
Posted by: Wonderduck at December 17, 2013 11:40 PM (Izt1u)
(I'm still writing reviews, although I don't think anyone's noticed.)
My question is, when they run cute duckling pictures on iCanHazCheeseburger's RSS feed (which I view on LiveJournal) do you want to be forwarded a link? Or is it only rubber ducks?
Oh, and I did see some videos about stuffing a 1000 cc Honda Motorcycle engine in a Smart4Two, which apparently does turn it into a wee beast.
Posted by: Mauser at December 18, 2013 05:16 AM (TJ7ih)
Posted by: JT at December 18, 2013 07:33 AM (iStSI)
If the two Akrons had not gone down by the mid-1930s, but radar development had run as normal, would production ZRSs (Independences to the Akron's Ranger) have had a significant role in the Pacific war?
What is the most significant engagement that gets the least written about it in the Pacific war (the un-Midway, so to speak)?
Posted by: Ranger Rick at December 18, 2013 10:20 PM (G1HTO)
1) Cuz I said so?
2) No, I don't think so. Oh, perhaps as sub hunters, sure, but I just don't see much advantage otherwise to something as fragile as a zeppelin/blimp/whatever in wartime.
3) The Kokoda Trail. Epic stuff, rarely written about here in the States.
Posted by: Wonderduck at December 18, 2013 10:37 PM (Izt1u)
Posted by: Mauser at December 20, 2013 02:15 AM (TJ7ih)
Posted by: Ari at December 20, 2013 10:59 AM (vVZ0M)
Ari: because Minardi was the greatest team ever, Zsolt Is God, and Takuma Sato is his prophet.
Posted by: Wonderduck at December 20, 2013 12:48 PM (Izt1u)
Posted by: Dreamshadow at December 20, 2013 06:43 PM (T5fuR)
Posted by: Wonderduck at December 20, 2013 08:24 PM (Izt1u)
Posted by: muon at December 24, 2013 03:56 AM (jFJid)
KanColle, on the other hand, I'm very much looking forward to. No, I can't tell you the difference between the two series, and no, that doesn't bother me.
Posted by: Wonderduck at December 24, 2013 07:33 AM (Izt1u)
Posted by: muon at December 25, 2013 04:15 AM (jFJid)
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