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In which I dream of wagons and Mjolnir In which I dream of wagons and Mjolnir

I’ve recently been reading about Volvo’s new V60 wagon and decided to build one for myself. It certainly is a striking vehicle done quite well by the Swedish wagon masters.

At least Honda is still building sedans At least Honda is still building sedans

And they have a mighty nice one too. The Honda Accord Sport. I spec’d one with 2.0T/6sp manual in San Marino Red. It’s pretty charming.

20th anniversary for our Honda Civic ownership 20th anniversary for our Honda Civic ownership

This is the 20 anniversary for the first car my wife and I bought together. A 1998 Green Pearl Metallic Honda Civic Sedan EX. It had a 5 speed manual and sunroof and AM/FM radio. The only option we got was floor mats.

A single dealership advert on a car is one thing A single dealership advert on a car is one thing

But 3 is ridiculous. Website on the rear glass, the plate frame and the trunk sticker.

So you have a large family...what are your options? So you have a large family...what are your options?

An unconventional one these days but common when I was growing up was a full size van. I picked the 2018 Chevy Express 2500 in LT trim with 12 passenger seating. Total cost for my load out was $38K including incentives.

Function always follows form Function always follows form

Since I suggested a Honda Fit to our cyclist friend, I asked myself “Self, what type of Fit would you buy”

RIP to the Queen of Soul RIP to the Queen of Soul

Farewell Ms. Franklin. You had a wonderful voice that crossed genres and time.

Today in: How I spec'd my Buick Torques Today in: How I spec'd my Buick Torques

2018 Buick Torx - $40 large for the Buick Outback. Included in my buildout:

Waiting for the end of the day... Waiting for the end of the day...

So I decided to build my prefered Toyota Camry.

You can still buy a manual diesel matchback in the US!!! You can still buy a manual diesel matchback in the US!!!

The Chevy Cruze diesel may be the only one left. This surprised me and saddened me at the same time. The front end is best described as unfortunate but otherwise, not bad looking. The price isn’t too bad either at ~$25K.

Gizmedia is getting lean

It looks like upwards of 44 staffers are taking offered buyouts. A couple of names (Splinter writers) were mentioned but no Jalopnik staff named. This supposedly will stave off future layoffs.

Holy shit is all I can say.

Anthony Bourdain has died from an apparent suicide.

Sometimes things can only be parody even if they are meant to be serious. 

This is why people on the right laugh at people on the left for this gobshite.

Happy May Day Tovarish! Happy May Day Tovarish!

Enjoy some memories from glorious past of People’s Soviet Socialist Republic! Party like it’s December 1991!

RIP Gunny.  RIP Gunny. 

Sad to hear that one of my favorite actors passed away today. R. Lee Ermey helped to make Full Metal Jacket one of my favorite movies as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman. Gunny, Cowboy, Joker and Animal Mother all made the FMJ a classic.

Another alleged terrorist attack in Paris. 

A knife-wielding assailant killed one person and injured four others in a lively neighborhood near Paris’ famed Opera Garnier before he was killed by police in the French capital Saturday night.

A new entrant for Wagon Wednesdays A new entrant for Wagon Wednesdays

My brand new 2018 Foz XT. I know it’s not a wagon per se but it’s the best I can do from Subaru. So far it has been a very fun ride.

Get you to the Alligator Brewery today!

Good beer always triumphs over hate

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