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Old 06-20-2014, 11:55 AM   #1
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The trawler definition thread morphed into old cars and the GPS thread became an ultra light thread. Is this kind of wandering off course the norm on these forums? Even my wife's lunch group eventually returns to the original topic.
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:00 PM   #2
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Mr. b. Thread creep seems to be the norm on TF. I think other forums tend to police topics more and it DOES make searching for all the answers on a particular topic nigh on impossible but TF mimics everyday conversation more closely than others.
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Nobody can drift as well as Ken Block IMO

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Old 06-21-2014, 06:07 PM   #13
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The trawler definition thread morphed into old cars and the GPS thread became an ultra light thread. Is this kind of wandering off course the norm on these forums? Even my wife's lunch group eventually returns to the original topic.
The trawler definition thread was one guaranteed to drift. That was ultimately the only way to retain sanity. Long ago during the course of the thread there was nothing more to discuss. The drift actually reflected accurately that it's just opinion and no absolute answer. It's bothersome perhaps when threads shift off topic in the middle of a real discussion of a topic. But when a thread that's on the path to nowhere, that has run it's course, then morphs into something else, it's just board participants having a little fun. So I believe there are two very different types of drift and nothing wrong with the way the Trawler thread went.
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Keen found out real racing is a lot harder than theater.
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Keen found out real racing is a lot harder than theater.

True statement. I've been following Ken since one of his co-workers (screen name of Pickle) introduced me to him through the old SpeedVision boards. He never imagined these theatrics vids as being anymore than a resume for a seat in a race car or some movie stunt work.
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I lost the "Drift" of the thread. What was the original question? Let me know I think I have an opinion.
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I lost the "Drift" of the thread. What was the original question? Let me know I think I have an opinion.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:49 AM   #19
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Al…you stop trying to mimic Art..! :so cool:
Wifey B:

Plato said, "Art is imitation, and that's bad.

Aristotle said, "Art is imitation, and that's all right, even good.

But neither spoke directly as to imitation of art. However, I've got it:

Imitation of Art is bad, which is all right, even good.
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