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Custard is a lovely color for an old Benz Custard is a lovely color for an old Benz

Spotted this at work a while back. I remember as a kid in the late 80s and early 90s thinking that 70s/80s MBs looked old as hell. But now I appreciate the stateliness.

Kia copied Toyota's dealer skirt lady commercials Kia copied Toyota's dealer skirt lady commercials

I rarely see anything with commercials anymore but I’m watching the NBA finals and this Kia commercial came on. Uhh, where have I seen this before?

I...don't hate this? I...don't hate this?

I happened to park next to this Maserati Ghibli at Target yesterday. I kinda dig the Italian flag stripes that flow into the grille slats. It also had almost all the carbon fiber bits one could possibly tack on to a car: front lip, mirror caps, fuel door cap, door handle caps, and a non-CF roof spoiler.

Google's gesture controls for Android are a usability nightmare Google's gesture controls for Android are a usability nightmare

Hey y’all, time once again for an OCD phone post from me! As part of Android P, Google added gesture controls to replace the traditional Android back/home/multitasking buttons. Except Google’s gestures are a mess. The video above is a great comparison of the different gesture controls from Google, OnePlus, and…

Apparently the Mazda CX-30 is coming to the US now Apparently the Mazda CX-30 is coming to the US now

The Mazda CX-30 is a new crossover that Mazda introduced back in March at the Geneva auto show. It’s supposed to slot in between the worthlessly tiny CX-3, and the CX-5, but Mazda didn’t want to call it CX-4 because...that would make too much sense.

Worst photo ever of a Honda Beat buzzing around the DC suburbs Worst photo ever of a Honda Beat buzzing around the DC suburbs

I’ve seen this Honda Beat zipping around the main road in my corner of the DC burbs a few times now, including twice this weekend. I always seem to encounter it going the opposite direction as me, but on Saturday I chased it down in a brisk but mostly legal fashion, to snap this pic in a technically illegal fashion.

8th gen Honda Civics have terrible paint quality 8th gen Honda Civics have terrible paint quality

Now that they’re getting on in years, I regularly see 8th generation (2006-2011) Honda Civics with paint that’s straight up peeling to all hell. So basically, bad paint is to 8th gen Civics as fender well rust is to 90s/00s Mazdas.

The results of the survey I bugged you about are that you don't like talking about salary with employers The results of the survey I bugged you about are that you don't like talking about salary with employers

Hey y’all, here’s the results of the survey I pestered you about.

Help me out with work and take this survey about how you don't like telling jobs about money! Help me out with work and take this survey about how you don't like telling jobs about money!

Do you hate applying for jobs and negotiating salaries? Well, have I got a survey for you! When you apply for jobs, some companies only make you upload your resume and complete a basic diversity questionnaire. Others have complicated applications that ask uncomfortable questions about money. What do you prefer? Now’s…

Top flipped, doors off, belting out Dean Martin Top flipped, doors off, belting out Dean Martin

This JL Wrangler was in line in front of me at a left turn signal on my way to work today. I heard a loud crooner song coming from somewhere, then realized the Wrangler driver was not only playing said music, but singing along. Loudly. I can’t figure out what the song was but I think it was Dean Martin.

Would you import the JDM version of a car already sold in the US? Would you import the JDM version of a car already sold in the US?

I spotted this RHD ST185 Celica GT-Four (not a USDM Celica alltrac!) at work today. I suppose for something like this that was sold in the US, but relatively rare, importing one might be cheaper and/or easier to find a good example, right?

Some teenagers taunted me when I took this photo but I don't care Some teenagers taunted me when I took this photo but I don't care

My car was nice and deserted the other night after the gym, so I decided to kneel down to take a pic. Then a gaggle of teenagers coming out of Chipotle hollered, “NICE CAAAAAARRRRR!!!!” followed by lots of (maybe?) ironic giggling.

This bus is having an existential crisis This bus is having an existential crisis

Montgomery County Transit is very concerned that unsuspecting pedestrians might carelessly step in front of moving buses. But...maybe they should’ve been a little more specific? Or, they’re trying to outdo cigarette warning labels.

Today, in completely unnecessary uses of multiple parking spaces... Today, in completely unnecessary uses of multiple parking spaces...

I have a new job! It has a garage next to it. Unlike the last place I worked that was stocked with Ferraris with Montana plates, this place only has a Camaro that always parks across the same two spaces, always next to this Civic.

Not sure this is what you want to advertise on a windshield banner but ok Not sure this is what you want to advertise on a windshield banner but ok

I keep seeing this car in my neck of the woods. The first time I saw it, it was being pulled over by a cop in front of Best Buy. I don’t know how you get pulled over in a frontage road, but this dude did. Oh, and the first S is a $.

Today I learned my hometown conveniently provides video evidence of traffic camera infractions Today I learned my hometown conveniently provides video evidence of traffic camera infractions

My town of Rockville, MD has loads of traffic cameras. I’ve noticed the camera at this intersection before. But...a couple weeks ago on a lazy Sunday evening drive to pick up pizza, I rolled through a right turn on red. I know, because today I got a citation in the mail with a link to see the video online. Thanks,…

Food Lion has the best generic soda names of any supermarket Food Lion has the best generic soda names of any supermarket

Food Lion is a not-particularly-fancy grocery store in the southeast and mid-Atlantic. Here in the DC area, it’s a half step below stuff like Giant and Safeway. There’s one in the same strip mall as my gym, it’s open til 11 pm, and it’s fine enough for late night post-workout shopping. I love their generic soda names.

I present to you, the one-of-one Fiat 500L Hello Kitty Edition I present to you, the one-of-one Fiat 500L Hello Kitty Edition

My wife and I went to Baltimore yesterday to do something different, but since we didn’t want to go to the aquarium, and it was cold, we ended up getting brunch at this vegan joint sorta/kinda between DC and Baltimore, walking around the Inner Harbor, and drinking in a bar in Fells Point. Oh, and this car was there.

HEY HEY HEY there are turbocharged shower heads now! HEY HEY HEY there are turbocharged shower heads now!

In both of the shower-equipped bathrooms in my house, we have those detachable shower heads on hoses. I love them, but the hose on the one in my master bathroom has developed a leak, and the spray pattern has never been that great so I’m replacing it. WELL LOOKIE WHAT WE HAVE HERE.

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