Last Call: Christmas Tree Stand Edition

My grandfather-in-law used to say “when you don’t have the right tool, improvise.” This may just be the best Christmas tree stand ever created, at least function wise. 
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23 responses to “Last Call: Christmas Tree Stand Edition”

  1. mdharrell Avatar

    Well, okay, but with no provision for keeping the tree watered I’d be worried about overheating and subsequent brake fade.

  2. Alff Avatar

    Bob Ratchet approved.

  3. kogashiwa Avatar

    There’s no kill like overkill!

  4. Maymar Avatar

    And like Red Green said, if the women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy?
    I made a cookie cutter tonight, to try and bring some auto-themed baking to work. Those started out as Mustangs, I swear. Model bloat has not been kind to my design.

    1. nanoop Avatar

      The spirit of Ferdinand P. would like to chat with the spirit of your Mustang about that last cookie. They’ll sternly ignore bloat, it’s x-mas season after all.

  5. Manxman Avatar

    The little lights aren’t twinkling, Clark.

  6. Tiberiuswise Avatar

    That would be great for Festivus.

  7. Victor Avatar

    Good to see last call back on the menu.

  8. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
    dead_elvis, inc.

    A cautious “hurray!” for the return of Last Call. Hopefully it’s here to stay. And in that case, what’s this little Oldsmobile I spotted on the way home from work yesterday? I couldn’t get close enough to see the emblem on the rear quarter.

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      That looks like a ’62 F-85.

      1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
        dead_elvis, inc.

        I knew it wouldn’t take long to get an answer. Thanks!
        When I spotted this in my right-side mirror, my first thought was “hey, somebody’s got their Corvair out”. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen one of this generation before. If you said “F-85”, I’d be thinking of the larger 2nd or 3rd gen.

        1. mdharrell Avatar

          You’re welcome. The Y platform cars in general don’t seem to turn up much. I think I’ve seen more Buicks than Oldsmobiles or Pontiacs but still not many.

        2. Batshitbox Avatar

          It could be packing the Aluminum 215, or even the Jetfire Turbo 215 under there.

          1. mdharrell Avatar

            I want to see a Y platform with a Y-block swap.

          2. Alff Avatar


          3. mdharrell Avatar

            Y ask Y?

          4. Rover 1 Avatar
            Rover 1

            Y not?

          5. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
            dead_elvis, inc.

            Sounds good to me! My minuscule non-existent knowledge of all things Oldsmobile applies only to the clapped out ’72 Cutlass S that was my first car. It had a V8 of some sort that got about 12 mpg on the highway, and the most disconnected steering feel of anything driven to this day, but that’s about all I remember. Terrible, terrible, hilariously fun car for a teenage idiot & his idiot friends.

    2. Alff Avatar

      I can tell from the tire marks that it isn’t a 1963 Pontiac Tempest

  9. salguod Avatar

    First long road trip in the Accord Hybrid (~8 hours) has me more convinced that it’s the perfect family car for the enthusiast married to someone who cares nothing about, or even hates, driving. Comfortable, airy and excellent MPG for the non-enthusiast and good steering feel and strong electric torque for the enthusiast. My wife and I both really like it and I’m not sure we’ve ever had a car that we could say that about in the past.

    1. outback_ute Avatar

      Good call. People who aren’t interested in cars won’t hate something that is fun to drive if it ticks the comfortable/practical boxes. A lot of V8 Commodores are evidence of that.