Duh. Duh. Duh, Duh Duh?

If you are going to review films, as my USC intern used to say, then start at the top. So here is my review of Iron Man. Because Iron Man is more of a movie than a film, I am not sure what to say. Films engage you. Movies distract you. To be honest, Iron […]

Grand Theft Autopilot

Here’s the problem with Grand Theft Auto (and a solution). Its not that Grand Theft Auto is stealing minds. The problem is that the program allows you to experience fear in an artificial context. I have found that fear is much more exhilarating and useful when it is real. I took up mountaineering, for example, […]

Porn Again.

(Pictured: The 1000HP Hennessy Viper. More on this one in a later post. Hennessy is the porn king of American cars and reportedly a real prick. E-mail him.) This will be an on-going follow-up post to my "Nature Porn" comments a few months back. In my my previous post, I covered the world’s most obscene […]

Porn Again

(Pictured: The 1000HP Hennessy Viper. More on this one in a later post. Hennessy is the porn king of American cars and a real prick.) This will be an on-going follow-up post to my "Nature Porn" comments a few months back. In my my previous post, I covered the world’s most obscene SUV for the […]

Nurses, diesels and douchiness

(Pictured. Douching device (not to size). May also be used for urea replacement in your diesel. Read below). Do me a favor. Take the snarky tone of my blog (is it? oh, is it? please!) and put it aside for a minute. I mean create an Obama and the Preacher (aka bigot) wall between my […]

Diesel. Rhymes with Weasel.

…and in the same breath–the Prius, indisputably an automobile for ryhmes-with-wussies… If only for the simple fact that buying "green" right now is just plain dumb. And please, before you cleanse your computer screen with Mommy’s blood-decorated stole, consider these three logical points: a) With a hybrid you are buying into a somewhat untested technology […]

Automotive Irredentism

pictured: The Yukon XL—"the national car of Texas" I recently finished reading a book on TFK terrorism (essentially) called The Bullet’s Song. As pretentious as this lead-in sentence sounds, I really did read the book and, in the process, learned some fascinating words. Like irredentism. It’s from the Italian for "unclaimed territory." I believe it […]

The Pope and BMW. Hellish.

I have been struck by lightning. BMW now apparently wants the Popemobile biz (proposal depicted above). As a Mercedes (exclusive builders of Vatican limos for an eternity) owner, I pray for an intercession. As no self-respecting Swabian would be seen in a high-end Manure Wagen, neither should His Most Holy Benedict. Irrefutable evidence of this […]

Ruf Rash

(e.d.: I wish I had an uncle like Kurt Nelson’s. The "Yellobird" is just the most famous roadgoing Porsche Turbo of all time. Big article in Sports Car International this month–the only one you should read. Here are Kurt’s fond memories of the RUF experience, rashes included:) The day I drove a RUF CTR stays […]

Hillaright and Hillawrong.

I am not exactly sure what I am trying to say with my headline. While I won’t pick nits with her politics, I fear that if she, my fellow sister, were to gain the white house (I may be the only that holds a candle–for my own reasons) she will raise the CAFE standards even […]