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MAGA hidden on Transformers toy... I can only assume they’ll be pulled from stores soon.

Lutz on Tesla’s “Blue Pill”

Maximum Bob pulls no punches... If Musk does succeed, he’ll have plenty of crow to eat!

Italian Mountain Pass Italian Mountain Pass

Captured by Mark James Chase

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Alex Roy's Take on Bob Lutz's Distopian Future

“Last week, Bob Lutz—former vice chairman and head of product development at GM, veteran of Ford, Chrysler, BMW & Opel, father of the Dodge Viper, and the automotive world’s most honest man—published a flamethrowing op-ed targeted titled “Kiss The Good Times Goodbye.” It echoes all the arguments of the Kool-Aid…

Dad/Momlopnik - Dangerous Activities and Your Kids

Brutally sad story about the girl in the dragster... Interested to hear opinions from other parents here concerning activities that can be dangerous for our kids. I’m thinking riding dirt bikes, skiing, karting, etc... Clearly swimming without close supervision and riding a bike can also be very dangerous and even…

Irony Irony

From my local “spotted” page (note license plate).

Lutz's Dystopian Future (for Drivers) Lutz's Dystopian Future (for Drivers)

 “It saddens me to say it, but we are approaching the end of the automotive era. The auto industry is on an accelerating change curve. For hundreds of years, the horse was the prime mover of humans and for the past 120 years it has been the automobile.

Rent-A-Human Business in Japan

Yuichi: I played a father for a 12-year-old with a single mother. The girl was bullied because she didn’t have a dad, so the mother rented me. I’ve acted as the girl’s father ever since. I am the only real father that she knows.

Civil Engineering Question - Max. Grade Civil Engineering Question - Max. Grade

What is the max. grade allowed on a “normal” state highway? I love curvy roads like the one pictured, but clearly they’re not just building them like this for my enjoyment... Looks like 6% or 7% is max for U.S. interstates, apparently a street in SF has a 37% grade, but what’s the accepted limit for most states when…

Morning OPPO Morning OPPO

Lean into life’s curves.

OPPO-Authored Classic JDM Coloring Book OPPO-Authored Classic JDM Coloring Book

I just bought one - have you bought yours? Just $10!

Randy Pobst Owns a 2-Stroke Saab Randy Pobst Owns a 2-Stroke Saab

Apparently for sale, along with many of his motorcycles.

Morning OPPO Morning OPPO

Just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try all over again...

This American Life @ a Long Island Jeep Dealer

We spend a month at a Jeep dealership on Long Island as they try to make their monthly sales goal: 129 cars. If they make it, they’ll get a huge bonus from the manufacturer, possibly as high as $85,000 — enough to put them in the black for the month. If they don’t make it, it’ll be the second month in a row. So they…

Listen: The Car Designer & The Homeless Musician Listen: The Car Designer & The Homeless Musician

[radio segment link below] Brian Peterson is a car designer for Kia Motors in California by day and a bike-riding humanitarian painter by night — that is, of course, if we wanted to impose a general label on his boundless spirit. In fact, what Brian aims to do is to remove the labels placed on his neighbors, with the…

Tesla has 35,000 Employees?! Tesla has 35,000 Employees?!

“About 700 employees have been let go in recent weeks, roughly 2 percent of Tesla’s workforce.” Holy crap.

Morning OPPO Morning OPPO

Powerslide into the new day!

Hey Miata People Hey Miata People

When does the ragtop (Club?) get the RF’s superior suspension? As much as I like the looks and 4 seasons livability of the RF, I’m not sold on owning that highly complex roof out of warranty, and I’m guessing headroom is worse for trying to fit a helmet. No immediate plans to buy one, but looking forward to picking a…

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