Saturday, December 17, 2022
there's a new Nancy Drew tv series (good mystery drama) and the character drives a Sunbeam! One of her buddies drives an old truck, another lives in an old van. Very cool old car focused
the character Nancy Drew gets a cool car, and how? Someone in a case had hidden a clue in the trunk, and that was when the car belonged to her mom, so the car connects cases, and the characters missing mom. Oh, plus her boyfriend fixes the car up for Nancy
Have you heard of the new magazine, Crankshaft? It was launched by the former editor-in-chief of Hemmings, Richard Lentinello,
Friday, December 16, 2022
Universal crows-foot spanner. Some guy I'd like to buy a beer for designed, welded, and used this crazy little thing... and I hope it did exactly what he needed it to do
Richard Branson, head of Virgin Airlines, tells a hilarious story about an amazing employee in Australia working the terminal desk
there was a line to get refunds for a flight that was cancelled due to technical problems, and the long line of people caused one guy to jump the queue, and the young woman on the job there said:
"I'm really sorry sir, but you really mustn't jump the queue"
He replied "Do you know who I am?"
She paused and she got onto the loud speaker, and she broadcast to the whole airport:
"There's a young man at gate 13 who doesn't know who he is!" "If someone would like to come and claim him...?"
So he turned to her and went "fuck you"
and she went "I'm sorry sir, you'll have to get in a line for that too!"
Jacob McGennis is turning heads with his truck in San Diego, it's a parody of Border Patrol's iconic look, he's not the only one making an effort to increase the humor out there
McGennis says he has never had any negative run-ins with law enforcement regarding the scheme of his truck and that it has helped him make new friends who work in law enforcement.
He says, “They’ve always been very positive and they like it and they take pictures. Since I am right on the border of the law but I am within it, and police generally like the concept of it, I don’t get bothered.”
CBS 8 reached out to San Diego police, who said McGennis’s truck does not break any laws as the vehicle does not read the actual words “Border Patrol” or any other official law enforcement agency.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection did not respond to CBS 8’s repeated questions or requests for comment.
McGennis says, “I've done my research. I've had lawyers that looked at it. This is technically perfectly legal. It’s parody. It doesn’t say border patrol or anything like that on it.”
You can see actual border patrol trucks in the background of pictures of his truck.
He says border agents will take pictures standing at his truck all the time. His videos of his truck around town and at the border have millions of views, and he says his parody account is just getting started.
“Think about Reno 911 type parody. I'm having fun. It makes me happy to see other people happy about something I made,” McGennis said.
Thursday, December 15, 2022
what a great idea to make this matched set! A '64 A-100, with a 360, 727 and 3:23s on a '67 L600 with a 361, 5-Spd, 2-Spd rear
I just learned of this viral vid from month ago... a trucker went crazy, and started taking out cars and trucks, until a fast thinking guy disconnected the airlines on the trailer, locking up the brakes
Steel cables in the security fences at Stellantis' Jefferson North Plant tripped up thieves attempting to steal a pair of SUVs at around 4:00 a.m.
UK airport security 100ml liquid rule to be scrapped in 2024, they will allow liquids up to 2 liters
The government has set a deadline of June 2024 for most UK airports to install new high-tech 3D scanners, that show more detailed images of baggage.
The changes will see the 100ml liquid rule increased to two litres and mean passengers won't need to remove electrical items from bags at security.
An Amazon promotion that allowed customers to deliver a $5 tip to their delivery driver maxed out in less than 48 hours thanks to high participation. That day, Amazon was sued for allegedly stealing tips from its drivers in previous years.
did you hear the news today, that the family of Ronald Greene will see justice served for his murder, by police, who claimed he died in a car crash, but who were caught on video beating him to death?
Greene, an unarmed black man, was killed by 5 state troopers who then agreed to lie about killing him. That's conspiracy, after the fact, or Murder 1.
SO.... cops, being white, in Louisiana, killing a black man, and holding to the code of blue line, or whatever macho bullshit cops use to justify being more guilty than the people than arrest.
Louisiana state troopers beat unarmed Ronald Greene on a roadside in 2019 until he went limp and then died.
A grand jury in Union Parish handed up an indictment Thursday listing charges against five law enforcement officers.
Why were 5 troopers chasing him, was it to murder him? Because that was what they did. Torture, and murder, of a guy they chased.
Troopers Dakota DeMoss and Christopher Hollingsworth (who turned off his body cam) reached him first and charged his vehicle. Greene showed his hands as Hollingsworth began to stun him and Greene howled, "I'm your brother! I'm scared! I'm scared!"
At the request of federal investigators, the forensic pathologist, Jennifer Forsyth, reassessed the case with photos, medical records and body-cam videos she hadn't seen previously.
Forsyth's supplemental report dropped agitated delirium as a cause of death. It added tasing, "prone restraint" and neck compression as contributing factors to Greene's death.
I don't remember ever seeing a train with a single side snow plow... interesting to watch in action, in Donner Pass
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beginning in 1938, a telephone bus (or van) was often supplied to reporters or the public, at events where many people would need to cover the news (Thank you Ed!)
in the days before cellphones one needed to find a landline if you wanted to brag to your friends about being there on that historic day. Enter the New York Telephone Company's "public telephone truck."
While the press had 47 of their own dedicated telephone lines to deliver on-the-spot news of the Hughes flight, members of the public could line up to use one of the five public payphones available in a truck parked near the airfield.
At that time, mobile public telephone trucks were only being used in New York and Maryland (probably Washington DC)
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
the learning never stops... if you are ever curious about something... in this case, the Olympia Beer sponsored Grand National 1972 Charger that went to Le Mans in 1976 (thank you Terry F!)
From 1954 until 2018, McGriff competed in 271 races in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West (now ARCA Menards West Series), winning 34 races and posting 100 top-five finishes. He won the series championship in 1986 and finished second in points in both 1985 and ’87. He finished in the top five in points eight times.
The first road from Old Faithful to West Thumb was completed in 1892 and passed Isa Lake.
Isa Lake Bridge typifies the early design philosophy of the National Park Service, which was to use indigenous materials to harmonize man-made features with their natural surroundings.