Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sell the REAL (sporty) Fiesta ST here in America!!!

It's 2015 now and I still can't believe that I can't buy a Fiesta ST coupe in America. Ford Motors' main reasoning for this is that the 2 door model would cannibalize Mustang sales. I do love the new Mustang and consider it one of the best looking cars for this year, but it's also expensive and rather heavy.

And what if it did take sales away - so what? You don’t think we know, Ford, that your competition (GTI, Mini, Civc, etc.) sell cars that are all available in a coupe version? Cannibalizing from one model to another within the same company is still better than losing that customer to another company, isn't it? And what about all that "One Ford" motto you keep yapping about, Ford. Is it true or not? And should Americans be able to buy an American car or not?


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The Great Escape

This 30 second video on YouTube is amazing.  Watch how nonchalant this man is after jumping from a overpass in Tijuana, while eluding the police.  He's stoned and crazy but he definitely has chutzpah.
    
 

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Kobe-free Lakers

Here's a great article, by Brian Phillips, about Kobe Bryant:

Wolf on the Rock: The Ludicrous, Glorious Doom of Kobe Bryant

I don't know if it's that stupid smirk of his or his not friendly attitude, but I never really cared for Bryant.  Granted, he won a lot of games for the L.A. Lakers and is probably one of the best players since he joined the NBA, but at this stage, I don't think even his most fanatical supporters would be too unhappy to see him retire or move on to another team.  It's just too hard to like him. 

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Galpin Mustang

This is the Mustang re-interpreted by Henrik Fisker for Galpin Ford.  Hey Fisker, you weren't much of a manufacturer, but you're still know how to design a car.   I wish I had a 100 grand to buy one.


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Go Warriors!!!

It's still early in the season but if they keep going at this rate, they'll go deep in the play-offs. I haven't been this proud to be a fan since the 1991-92 season.  Best of luck to you guys!


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Manual Roll-Up

I saw this on Instagram and have to agree with the guy who posted it.  No one under 30 will understand the connection between the cassette and the pencil.


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My Secret Pleasure

Michael Jackson was the definition of a weirdo, and let's be honest, he was probably a pervert, too.  But I do love listening to his music.


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Friday, November 14, 2014

Pastrami on Rye... the Essence of New York.

I recently read an article in Slate about Katz's deli in New York and how it's able to stay open after all these years.  Well, charging a fortune for a sandwich probably doesn't hurt.

But that's not my point, my point is that deli food or a slice of pizza just taste so much better in a New York setting. It's like being in a Woody Allen flick.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

All this Candy and I'm Trying to Lose Weight

Man, I still have all this candy from Halloween.  I should just throw it away and stop the temptation, but my mother's training of never wasting any food is too strong. I supposed that's what they call First World problems.


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Review of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Okay, so I’ve had the iPhablet (aka iPhone 6+) for over 2 weeks now and can strongly recommend it. The 5 1/2” screen has almost as much real estate as my 7” tablet, but fits easily into my shirt pocket. The 16GB of storage seems enough, even after I loaded 300 photos, 200 songs, and about 30 apps. I still have over 6GB left. But if another 100 bucks isn’t too much, I’d recommend getting the 64GB just so you don’t have to worry about it.

The other features (camera, processor, speakers, etc.) are better than my previous 4S – but just better. The real selling point is the screen szie and the 4G LTE connection. The 4G is like going from a 56K modem to cable. It also helps that I switched from Sprint to T-Mobile as my carrier. Sprint offered the most affordable plan but their 3G was atrocious.

The only minor annoyance I have with the 6+ is that I keep trying to press the power button on the top right corner, instead of it's new location on the side. Oh well, I'm sure I'll eventually get used to it.



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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Almost forgot that there's still a war there

Good article from Politico Magazine about the almost forgotten war going on in Afghanistan. I don't totally agree with Bing West (the writer) that Afghanistan is going to follow the way of Iraq, but I thought it was a well written piece, anyway.

I especially the line: (Afghanistan) “hurtling headlong into the 9th century.”
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

After only 240 years, someone finally decided to stay with England.  But hey, that's still a better record than Espana or France :-) 

Alright Catalonia, Scotland struck out, it's your turn at bat.  Good luck and swing for the fences!
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Love, Grandpa and Grandmaster Flash


A rather funny article in Buzzfeed about how auto-tagging is making Grandmaster Flash everyones electronically challenged grandmother.

...and more funny post/texts

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The Future Lightweight Auto

Just read a great article in Jalopnik about a Renault concept car. I've thought quite a bit about the design of the future car, and my version would've used more fiberglass parts instead of plastic, a transmission free electric motor(s) attached to the rear wheel to save weight and cost, and the entire roof, rear & side windows, A/C pillars made of polymer. But I love their design, especially since their the real engineers and production managers.  Alas, unless Nissan uses the design, we'll never see it on this side of the pond.  
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It's All at the Mall

Read an article about how a defunct mall has become a giant aquarium.  Now that is a mall I wouldn't mind visiting.


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