Saturday, July 22, 2023
the Huayra came to Goodwood, from Argentina. I've never seen this car before, it was built in 1969, designed by Heriberto Pronello for the official Ford Sports-Prototype team.
Friday, July 21, 2023
A meteorologist in the USA is naming the country’s heatwaves after the oil and gas companies that have worsened the climate crisis.
The rebadging of heatwaves as being directly the fault of companies like Chevron is “a naming and shaming thing”, according to Walton, who wants weather forecasters and the media to be more explicit between the links between extreme heat and the burning of fossil fuels that has caused the climate crisis.
Adrian Dejesus, 38, pleaded guilty to official misconduct, second-degree falsifying business records and third-degree attempted assault in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday. He's only been mandated to take anger management classes and resign
Andrew Crawford, a spokesperson for the Richmond County DA's office, said Dejesus pleaded guilty to a Class E felony that would later be bumped down to a Class A misdemeanor in that case if he completed 100 hours of community service and left the department. Crawford said he has completed both requirements.
the most incredible thing I've seen at Comic Con was the trailer for "The Creator" the most original Sci Fi movie I've seen since District 9, and you WILL regret not seeing it in IMAX if you choose to wait until it's on 4k or Blu Ray
Thursday, July 20, 2023
how accessible a street vendor permit is, by how much it costs the person running the business, indicates how little a city wants them doing business.... it varies drastically by city
If you plan ahead, and build with every need in mind, you can use your race car hauler in several other ways... like, a spare engine for the race car, AND a service lift for working under the car at the track
the Coastal Commission abused its discretion by unilaterally ordering the elimination of off-highway vehicle (OHV) use at the Oceano Dunes SVRA.
great tank at the Sand Land booth, I couldn't find it in the comic book though... but it's better in person!
Project K is Kalki, 2898, a sci fi epic movie filmed and produced in India, and the only incredible thing in Hall H this year.
Shot simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi languages, the film stars an ensemble cast including Prabhas, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Deepika Padukone, Disha Patani, and Pasupathy.
In Hindu mythology, Kalki is the 10th and final incarnation of the god Vishnu who appears in order to end the Kali Yuga, the darkest period in mankind’s history. “When the world is taken over by darkness, a new force will arise,” the “Kalki 2898 AD” teaser proclaims, setting the stage for Prabhas.
not much to post from Comic Con, just good news that I've met a few artists who are doing new cool stuff you haven't seen,
and I've been getting their permission to share their work - after comic con when they can get back to work
so, nothing from a half dozen artists today, but, they all seemed interested in the free publicity, so, hopefully next week after Comic Con
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
I never realized what a skateboard has relevant to Comic Con, but TMNT boards are selling at the Nickelodeon booth
it took 9 years of lawsuits, meetings, and struggling with not losing hope. It took 2 million dollars in attorneys fees. 21 drivers (at least) stood up against police extortion and racism, and finally got a 4 million dollar federal judgement against the Suffolk County Police department
The agreement adds additional requirements on top of a 2013 agreement that demanded police reforms and federal oversight of the Long Island police department
Police struggled to comply with even the most basic terms of the agreement, according to correspondence between Suffolk and the Department of Justice. For example, the DOJ required that the county collect and analyze traffic stop data. However, the county admitted before U.S. Magistrate Louis Bloom that the data it collected was unreliable and was never analyzed.
Following a state-mandated police reform in 2021, the county did publish an online dashboard of traffic stop data. However, it did not include license plate information, the reason people were searched, and actions officers took.
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Congratulations to Larry Wood for his induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Detroit on July 20.
He went home and threw it on the kitchen counter. His 14-year-old son picked it up. The boy had never before seen the publication. He would not be the same again.
Larry Wood, now of Redondo Beach, grew up to design Hot Wheels for Mattel for 50 years, and later this month, will be inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Mich.
It's still on display, after returning to the states after the war, and serving as a corporate plane for National Metals, and Filmways Inc, and taking part in the 1968 movie Catch 22