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Tonight Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct will close for good. Many sunny days I’d find myself blasting northwards on the upper deck with the top down enjoying the amazing views of the Puget Sound. King 5 has done a drive in both directions on the viaduct in virtual reality so you can get the full experience of what it…
Van Halen’s 1984 was released, complete with smoking cherub on the cover. Soon Hot for Teacher would enter the lexicon, and Panama wouldn’t just refer to a great place for laundering your money.
Sooooo.... Hot Rod took a mostly stock 1972 AMC Sportabout wagon, complete with inline six with a 3 speed auto, and did the Cannonball Run in 36 and change hours, averaging nearly 80MPH. Amazing.
Herb Kelleher, the wise-cracking, chain-smoking, Wild Turkey drinking founder of Southwest Airlines, passed away today at 88. May his bags fly free, the no smoking sign be perpetually extinguished, and the drink coupons never expire.
Just back from a successful mission to America’s Tuque. Achievements unlocked: ✓Sat near J-Roc back in the 30s in Economy on the flight there. ✓Canadian Tire visit ✓Chevy Orlando Sighting x 3 ✓Tim Hortons visit ✓Skating Outdoors ✓A&W Onion Rings obtained ✓Nissan Micra Sighting x 100,000 (seriously, they’re everywhere) …
Super Dave passed away today at the age of 76. From Smothers Brothers, to Bizarre, to the Super Dave Osborne Show, to Curb your Enthusiasm, he left a huge legacy of extremely funny comedy. Post your favorite Bob Einstein sketches below, it’s been a long 2019 already.
Spinal Tap Stonehenge scene as buffer.
Clipper Maid of the Seas pulled away from the gate at London Heathrow. Loaded in a cargo container in the forward hold was a device hidden in a Toshiba Bombeat boombox. 54 minutes later it would crash into the village of Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all on board and 11 on the ground. Pan Am would be gone a few years…
Heard this Robert Palmer cover of Gap Band’s “Early in the Morning” in the car the other day. Forgot how awesome it is. Here’s him performing it on Letterman, 30 years ago almost to the day (16 Dec 88).
It’s all dusty in here for some reason and someone’s cutting onions.
Somebody go buy this - if I still lived in Seattle I’d have this in a nanosecond. The S-Type is the 60s Jag to have (other than an E-Type), it’s the 3.8, and while an auto and RHD there is no way it should only by $1500 in running/driving semi-presentable condition. Remember this is most of an E-Type, having the same…
Go home and cry into the pathetic cupholders of your car-shaped object, as you know you should have bought a 604.
Amazon is running a special on the Saturn V Lego Ideas set - $78 and change down from $120. 1969 pieces of awesome to build your own 1m high Saturn V model. Ends in a few hours.
Spotted at the Best Buy in Frederick, MD tonight.
Yep, that’s a Peepmobile.
Hey just got Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition for $35, if anyone is interested...
Starting in 2016, Heathrow airport started doing Christmas ads with the Heathrow Bears (Edward and Doris Bear). This year finds the bears retired in the UK’s southern county of Florida, and is set to Paul Young’s 1985 cover of Everytime You Go Away.
Diesel... Manual... Peugeot 504, in Oregon, currently $1550. But what’s this? ENHANCE!!!