Saturday, July 23, 2022
in the upcoming new Black Panther 2 movie, Wakanda Forever, there is a car chase, with a 1972 Barracuda.... what an odd choice
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
as promised, my first stop was to get a photo of the first car I've ever heard of being given away in a Comic Con related promo http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2022/07/oh-wow-cozi-tv-just-made-my-day-by.html for info
making the trolley cars look like school buses is a pretty clever vinyl wrap idea, that I haven't seen done
the normal posts will be interrupted by me going to Comic Con until Sunday afternoon, and the utter lack of decent sleep until Sunday night. Pardon the interruption!
It's been since 2019 that Comic Con has been either cancelled or very limited, and this year it seems to will be back to it's normal fun and insane amount of things to see and explore.
If you've ever been to SEMA, you'll understand the SIZE of big convention, but, not the spread of one like Comic Con San Diego, which pretty much takes over a couple dozen city blocks of hotels, all the outdoor spaces and small parks in between, etc etc. It's safe to say that most of San Diego downtown proper, from Island St to the waterfront at the south side of the Embarcadero Park at all Comic Con, all week from Wednesday to Sunday night. Traffic is rerouted, streets are shut down to pedestrians only, etc etc.
It's probably several times larger than SEMA, though not much less indoors of the Convention Center, and the adjoining hotels. Those summed up are about half the size of the indoor area of the Las Vegas Convention Center during SEMA.
Anyway, there are a LOT of things going on, even using the Petco Stadium across the street, and Hard Rock Hotel, etc etc. MANY big corporations put on individual off site events, like a Grey Man training program "experience" using a train car... as a publicity event for the Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans movie. IMDB, Netflix, Apple, HBO, Paramount, Marvel, etc etc are all doing stuff here and there. It's a blast if you enjoy tv shows, movies, and conventions that are NOT about attending for business (thing D23, CTN Expo, etc, FUN stuff)
So, I might not post for days, because I will need every moment away from the convention center to eat, shower, and sleep.
Reminder, there are over 51,000 posts,... go back and look at something from way back when.
I was curious how Volkswagen is reviving the International Harvester Scout brand... I couldn't think how the German company would be related to IH and get the licensing for the Scout.
VW's commercial truck division, recently purchased Traton, which owns Navistar, which owns Scout.
And that's how corporate conglomeration makes all the small companies owned by a big umbrella company.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Richard Petty with his 1968 Roadrunner at Daytona. That top is textured paint, not the factory vinyl, to hide the acid dip thinned metal wrinkles from racing speeds
similar to the 1928 airplane I posted in March that was powered by a Harley engine, here is a Harley engine that was used to power some unknown 1927 aircraft
Today's "Florida Man" is also a good example of a typical elected official with power trip in full force, This county commissioner (whatever the hell that job does) decided that the cop pulling his 2013 Ferrari 458 over, for 92 in a 70, BETTER "RESPECT MA AUTHORITAA! " in true asshole fashion
Flagler County Commissioner Joe Mullins, 51, was pulled over June 2 in Seminole County and June 19 in Flagler County for speeding. Mullins, a real estate investor and property manager, won a commission seat in 2018 after running unsuccessfully for the Georgia House of Representatives in 2015
Mullins boasted his position to the trooper who stopped him for 92 mph in a 70 mph zone on Interstate 95, according to the citation report.
A severe drought in Italy has revealed an archaeological treasure in Rome: a bridge reportedly built during emperor Nero's reign that is usually submerged under the waters of the Tiber River.
Marshfield, Missouri, is having "sign war" along the main road through town ( we all can enjoy some humor today to deal with the heat wave across the USA and Europe)
It was then they decided, as a team, to respond with
Monday, July 18, 2022
I'm a big fan of art, and Mucha is one of my favorites
Temps are getting so damn hot, that sand is getting spread over asphalt roads to soak up the tar, and give extra traction (thank you Steve! )
If you see a gritter out on the Central Bedfordshire roads today, don’t worry, they are helping to keep roads safe.
Usually, Central Bedfordshire Council’s fleet of gritters can be seen keeping the roads safe from snow and ice in the colder months, but this week it’s the extreme heatwave that has seen their drivers pick up the keys to the gritters again.
Temperatures in our area are predicted to reach a high of over 40°C this week and this could affect the condition of the road surface.
The Delta Porsche transfer, part of the Surprise and Delight program, occasionally surprises random passengers with concierge service from one plane to the next, in a Porsche
The Delta Porsche transfer, or “Unicorns” as many frequent flyers call it has been see in ATL, DTW, JFK, LAX, LGA, MSP, SLC, SEA and SFO
Cyndi Lauper's son is an effing moron, he's been driving a stolen Mercedes, with stolen plates, for the past two years, and just illegally parked it, resulting in the cops learning what it is... because he's a "rapper" moron
Sunday, July 17, 2022
notice that they are using a battery, identical to the dead one, that could be installed in 5 minutes or less, to jump the dead one. That is what idiots do.
one of my great aunts was a family tree geneologist, and going through her book now (wish I'd done this when she were alive to talk to) and found this photo from when everyone from a couple farms got together at haying time
Calvin was my maternal grand dad's mom's dad, and Michael was his brother in law. A couple miles north of Kalamazoo probably 1912 ish
I'm guessing the were making hay bales, but hell, I could be wrong