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Old 04-13-20, 11:31 AM
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'Cannonball' coast-to-coast drive record set amid virus shutdown

I did not start this thread but I have added a sub-title:

How Far is Adam (and others) Willing To Go To Defend This Tweet With An Incorrect Picture From NBC?

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Hey, NBC that's not an Audi.

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Old 04-13-20, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by mspmms View Post
The caption in the article accurately reflects the image.

Atlanta car enthusiast Ed Bolian, who set a record in 2013 by reaching speeds of up to 158 mph in his coast-to-coast "Cannonball Run."

The article isn’t strictly about the (anonymous) racers or the car they’re said to have driven. The dominant presence is the dude in the photo.

But, yeah, they could've done a better job filling in social media-specific fields in whatever CMS they use.
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The caption in the article accurately reflects the image.
OK, sure whatever you say - Adam







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OK, sure whatever you say - Adam



The tweet isn't the article. The article is the article. Hence why I said "the article". I even posted about how they could've better taken advantage of their automated social media tools, since the headline and excerpted portions don't reflect the article as a whole. But you know that.
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Again, in your haste to condemn mainstream news as inaccurate to feel better about the "news" you follow, you misunderstood what was actually said. If you click and read the article, the picture itself has its own caption. That picture is of the 2013 recordholder from 2013, Ed Bolian, in a Mercedes.

From the article: Bolian, who set a record in 2013 by reaching speeds of up to 158 mph in a 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG, said in
on his Vinwiki YouTube channel that the national shutdown would be "the perfect time to go out and try to set the Cannonball record."

The new record, just set, was done in a 2019 Audi A8 sedan, but the people are anonymous. Which would probably explain why they aren't the people in the article's picture.
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The tweet isn't the article. The article is the article. Hence why I said "the article". I even posted about how they could've better taken advantage of their automated social media tools, since the headline and excerpted portions don't reflect the article as a whole. But you know that.
BuT tHe TwEeT sAyS....
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OK, sure whatever you say - Adam

You realize that Twitter pulls the image from the article regardless of the text, right? Like...that's a thing you understand, right?
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Old 04-13-20, 01:39 PM
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Half the internet wouldn't be able to argue if they actually read articles. Headlines or gtfo.
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Half the internet wouldn't be able to argue if they actually read articles. Headlines or gtfo.
That is true (although some just want to argue) but in this case when something was obviously wrong, watching it can be amusing - and it seemed to be the hill they wanted to die on.
Oh, well -
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You should be president with how unable you are to admit when you're wrong.
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That is true (although some just want to argue) but in this case when something was obviously wrong, watching it can be amusing - and it seemed to be the hill they wanted to die on.
Oh, well -
"They" -- I wouldn't have pegged you as the sort to use a gender-neutral pronoun when referring to yourself. Good to know, and I'm glad you feel comfortable enough among us to open up about that.
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I'm just wondering why he still has his rear-view mirror installed...
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Re: 'Cannonball' coast-to-coast drive record set amid virus shutdown

Looks like someone is using their "Mod powers" to create another thread.

I have a contribution

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Re: 'Cannonball' coast-to-coast drive record set amid virus shutdown

Arguing about this has derailed what I think was a brilliant stunt. He shattered the previous record by an hour. This record will stand for all time.

Unless somebody breaks it in the next few days weeks.
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Re: 'Cannonball' coast-to-coast drive record set amid virus shutdown

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Arguing about this has derailed what I think was a brilliant stunt. He shattered the previous record by an hour. This record will stand for all time.

Unless somebody breaks it in the next few days weeks.
I agree and exactly why I posted it, part about Audi was was just an observation - but you know
Now it has its own thread
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You should be president with how unable you are to admit when you're wrong.
Yeah, cuz if an important tweet came out with a wrong image...you'd just do nothing.

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Re: 'Cannonball' coast-to-coast drive record set amid virus shutdown

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Arguing about this has derailed what I think was a brilliant stunt. He shattered the previous record by an hour. This record will stand for all time.

Unless somebody breaks it in the next few days weeks.
Obviously, this country is fucking bored...and needs to get back to work. What's next...the nation's fastest bicyclist from Seattle to San Fran?

Brilliant stunt? Not really. Just imagine if the dumbass would have hit somebody. This will only give way to more idiots, attempting to do stupid things while the public population is down.
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Just imagine if the dumbass would have hit somebody. This will only give way to more idiots, attempting to do stupid things while the public population is down.


I never thought of that.







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Re: 'Cannonball' coast-to-coast drive record set amid virus shutdown

Man, everyone is so testy these days for some reason.
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I’ll rephrase. It was an incredibly risky stunt, and he pulled it off without harming anyone, so I deme it to be an amazing and cleverly calculated risk that paid off in a record that will probably never be broken. And that is cool.

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To be honest, I had no idea such a travel time by car was even possible in any situation, cool!

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Man, everyone is so testy these days for some reason.
Because most of us are isolated with people we really don't wanna be around 24/7!
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Man, everyone is so testy these days for some reason.
Hey, hey "testy" like as in testicles?
I hope your are not making assumptions about my gender, I can only guess that you did not see this post when I was "outed" right here on DVD Talk by Adam:

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That guy must be sleepy by now.

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