Saturday, August 05, 2023
the Kia Telluride does not have front or back tow points for the new towing bolt (known as Tow Eye, screws in to the front or back bumper area behind a disguised small 3" square panel, usually)
so, if you get the damn thing stuck, you're going to need some traction planks like Max Tracks
I'm guessing food delivery scooter, Door Dash or similar. Hell of a way to keep the tablet handy, and the drivers eyes off the road by looking down at it (which was why I noticed it)
I figure that one way to drive safe, is to try and see who around me is likely to cause a crash, and this scooter driver who was looking down and using the tablet while riding, was making me aware they are an idiot
another moron in Arkansas with a badge and a gun, "afraid for his life" no doubt, from a Pomeranian (asshole dogs, but they can't kill you) shoots the dog's owner because he's 1) trigger happy 2) stupid and unaware of the projectile dynamics 3) untrained in the legal use of Deadly Force
“We’re also alleging that the sheriff of Columbia County clearly did not train him, did not educate him, and if that kind of behavior is appropriate in Columbia County there's a bigger issue with that department in general,” Kitchens said.
The Barbie Truck Dreamhouse Living Tour (merch unavailable in other ways) is coming to a mall near you
Friday, August 04, 2023
Sunbeam Tiger, not just the mid 60s Alpine with a Shelby 289, the name was originally on this 1925 land speed record setter, at 152 mph
Thursday, August 03, 2023
it's a good trick to get the Land Rover back on it's wheels when you have nothing to lift or lever with. Long walk back to where you last got gas, and no trees to escape the direct sun on that long walk
the shells of 200 New York subway cars were sunk on the Florida coast in an experiment to provide new habitat for marine life. It worked pretty well evidently
just how well you know your area, depends on how long you've lived there. Because there are a lot of miles of road in most states, 700,000 just in Texas, it's not even possible to be well acquainted with very must territory in one life time
Most of us get pretty well acquainted with any city we live in, all of it's major interstates, etc.
If you've been in the military, and traveled more than most people who just get a diploma, a job, and a home, you probably know several cities pretty well.
I learned Orlando, Oahu, San Diego and LA pretty well, Vegas a bit, and some small towns near the bases I was stationed at, and my home towns. (yes, two, I covered that in previous posts)
I think it might be aspirational to decide to just wander around the country, and get to know it in retirement, like some people with RVs have. It certainly is a goal of mine I can see no way to realize, as that simply is a very very expensive thing to do and still have money for food, and a place to sleep, without a job - without even mentioning the gas you'd have to pay for now that it's 5 bucks a gallon in California, and about 3 bucks a gallon everywhere else.
Crowley's Bentley has the license plate, "Niat Ruc," is a reference to Monty Python's The Meaning of Life and signifies death as the "final curtain," a theme in Good Omens. (Curtain backward)
Wednesday, August 02, 2023
Sutherland was in the Army from 94 to 96, and he reentered the Army following 9/11. He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with 2/5 Cav, 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Cavalry Division in March of 2004.
Having an all-terrain trackchair will give Sutherland the opportunity to “navigate the extreme terrain located on his property and hunt, opportunities that are unavailable to him in a traditional wheelchair.”
the headers are wrapped! They are the 2nd set I've ever bought, the last set was in 1991 in Hawaii, on my 72 Demon. I think I got much better ones this time around
Aluminized, wrapped, and painted with the super hot clear so the fiberglass doesn't fray as bad, or soak up water during puddle splashes
the Stig was photographed by a trail cam in the Black Forest, testing an electric trike in off road conditions for R&D, before the trikes are sent to Ukraine to help fight Russia
Tuesday, August 01, 2023
an artist I found at Comic Con, Sang Lam, has this very cool and tranquil type style with street scenes
The 1999 Toyota Corolla.
Let's talk about features.
Fancy wheels: nope
Rear view camera: nope...but it's got a transparent rear window and you have a fucking neck that can turn.
Let me tell you a story. One day my Corolla started making a strange sound. I didn't give a shit and ignored it. It went away. The End.
You could take the engine out of this car, drop it off the Golden Gate Bridge, fish it out of the water a thousand years later, put it in the trunk of the car, fill the gas tank up with Nutella, turn the key, and this puppy would fucking start right up.
Things this car is old enough to do:
Consent to sex: yes
Rent a car: it IS a car
This car's got history. It's seen some shit. People have done straight things in this car. People have done gay things in this car. It's not going to judge you like a fucking Volkswagen would.
This car's exterior color is gray, but it's interior color is grey.
In the owner's manual, oil is listed as "optional."
When this car was unveiled at the 1998 Detroit Auto Show, it caused all 2,000 attendees to spontaneously yawn. The resulting abrupt change in air pressure inside the building caused a partial collapse of the roof. Four people died. The event is chronicled in the documentary "Bored to Death: The Story of the 1999 Toyota Corolla"
You wanna know more? Great, I had my car fill out a Facebook survey.
Favorite food: spaghetti
Favorite tv show: Alf
Favorite band: tie between Bush and the Gin Blossoms
This car is as practical as a Roth IRA. It's as middle-of-the-road as your grandpa during his last Silver Alert. It's as utilitarian as a member of a church whose scripture is based entirely on water bills.
When I ran the CarFax for this car, I got back a single piece of paper that said, "It's a Corolla. It's fine."
Let's face the facts, this car isn't going to win any beauty contests, but neither are you. Stop lying to yourself and stop lying to your wife. This isn't the car you want, it's the car you deserve: The fucking 1999 Toyota Corolla.
Pat Hall on his 1914 Harley, just before a trip from Brownsville, Texas to Indianola, Nebraska. He had completed his National Guard duty after being deployed to the border to keep Pancho Villa at bay.
I posted about the Pancho Villa invasion (he was a governor of a Mexico province I read somewhere) https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/search?q=+Pancho+Villa
In 1916, Augusta and Adeline Van Buren completed a 5,500 mile journey across the continental United States on separate motorcycles. They were also arrested constantly for their villainous behavior of wearing pants
(PS, they are in my family tree, as I'm distantly related to pre Van Buren)