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Old 03-07-2012, 10:10 AM   #29
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Moving from Riverside to L.A.

It would have been less expensive to just use some grease and wait for the next big Quake to let Mother Nature move it herself! But I'm sure if the Rock had its' choice it would rather go to Disneyland...Ha!
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:53 AM   #30
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to me, its obvious why the Big Rock needed to be moved...pure economics and a forward thinking city...

With the Big Rock about to become a huge tourist attraction, it's much cheaper to spend some money and relocate it to a spot where the excited masses can view utilzing public transportation. Even if eveyone of the millions of excited people drove the 110 miles in a Prius, it's very obvious to me, the relocation effort is much Greener...
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:17 AM   #31
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It's our govt's latest stimulus spending bonanza..."let's find a big rock somewhere and tie up the highways to move it to town - think of all the jobs, police escorts, hard hats, lunch wagons, tire inflators, crane operators we'll employ!"
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:39 AM   #32
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Think of it as LALA's pet rock.

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Old 03-07-2012, 11:45 AM   #33
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"the Big Rock about to become a huge tourist attraction"

Another Flintstone Theme Park? Planning my trip now! (TIC)

If you want to see a giant anything, go to Australia! It's a cultural obsession....which doesn't say much about their culture.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia's_big_things

"It's our govt's latest stimulus spending bonanza..."
A government that's between a rock and a hard place?
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:55 PM   #34
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What part of rock and roll do you guys not understand.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:32 PM   #35
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I seems to me that thing would have been easier to transport if they had just broke it up into smaller pieces first...
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:59 PM   #36
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70K to buy it, and 10 Million to move it. Maybe I don't want one after all. I will stick with the ones that I already have. The most I paid for any of them was a little back ache.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:15 PM   #37
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Did you see any type of WD bar hitch? It would take an entire PC to monitor their TPMS inputs.

Seriously, heard this one this AM on NPR.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:56 PM   #38
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I think it's pretty gneiss ... at the very least, not something to be taken for granite. So - anyone know when it's slated to be installed?

(Sorry, I couldn't help myself!)
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:19 AM   #39
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Hey we all had it wrong...

Triple A was called when the old pre-historic forest axle broke and the wheels came off as the Flintstone family were looking for a good camp site at the Slate Stone Quarry. When the Triple A tow truck arrived they loaded it up with a cover over it and headed to Inland to get a new OEM Axle & running gear. They heard Andy was the "Rockstream" dealer in the L.A. area. Just Kidding Andy (Do you still have those Cocoa Pebbles moon hubcaps)? LOL! Ed
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:07 PM   #40
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Darn! I wish these dedicated rock movers had been around when I was trying to get a big rock out of the way of a bridge abutment we were building!!!
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:44 PM   #41
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They could plug up the La Brea tar pits with it.

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Old 03-09-2012, 03:22 PM   #42
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An article in the LA Times on the rock. You can't take anything for granite...

LACMA rock has mass attraction - latimes.com
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