GorT came across a brief post by Seth Godin regarding autonomous cars and tends to agree with his broad assessment. His summary: Self-driving cars are going to be a huge transformational disruption, and they’re probably going to happen faster than …Continue reading →
Guess what else you are paying for? The feds have decided that despite raging unemployment, a collapsing foreign policy that has weakened America around the world, a new healthcare law about to tank the economy, and a failure of its …Continue reading →
’Puter, You’re attributing too much foresight to Mr. D.P.A. McManus. The “Arabs” in “Oliver’s Army” are not the lumpen Muslims you talk about. The vast majority of that group have always been Subcontinental, the “blacks” or “Pakis” of the unlovely …Continue reading →
This is almost exactly ‘Puter’s beloved2001 Nissan Pathfinder, which really hasvery little to do with the point of this post. ‘Puter’s not a car guy. It’s not that ‘Puter doesn’t like cars, it’s just that he’s not the type that …Continue reading →
This is the closest image ‘Puter could locateto show the true beauty of his first car. In or about 1985, the State of Maryland (“America in Miniature“**) issued ‘Puter his driver’s license. From that fateful day forward, ‘Puter was unleashed …Continue reading →
What does your license plate reveal about you? Unless you have a customized vanity plate, your car’s plates probably has a seemingly random series of numbers and letters. Seemingly. Actually, your license plate has a lot of encoded information in …Continue reading →
The first 2013 Infinity JX rolled off the Smyrna, Tennessee assembly line yesterday. The SUV is the first luxury vehicle to be produced in Tennessee, where the North American headquarters of Nissan is headquartered. Tennessee is a foreign car manufacturing …Continue reading →
The Inscrutable Mandarin and the Czar of Muscovy have been touring parts of the country recently, pulling in new members and followers and minions from all over the place. For this, we wanted to terrify and strike awe into all …Continue reading →
A president’s foreign policy is typically referred to as their doctrine, especially if it redefines national priorities in foreign policy. The Monroe Doctrine, for example, basically European powers were not to interfere or further colonize the Americas, and America will …Continue reading →
Mercury is in retrograde, and has been so since August 2nd, and will last until August 26th. This website describes the phenomenon nicely. In general, Mercury rules thinking and perception, processing and disseminating information and all means of communication, commerce, …Continue reading →
Know how you meet somebody who is pretty funny, but you realize that you can take maybe 20 or 30 minutes of him before the bit gets tiring and you think he should shut up? Cars 2 is quite a …Continue reading →
…or Dat Ho or Sleestak has been selling some vehicles for cash. Because I’m pretty sure the Czar and ’Puter own or have owned at least three of these vans. We took their keys away. Also, because Vince over there …Continue reading →
Just in case you don’t feel that General Motors received enough of your tax dollars when the “government” bailed them out here is your chance to rectify that situation. Because electric cars are such a great idea, and the free …Continue reading →
So our dear readers write in to a screaming Czar about mechanical efficiencies when they have access to a time traveling robot?!?! Go figure. Well, before I dive into it, I’ll let GorT, Sr. chime in: I believe [the Czar] …Continue reading →
All-knowing and mighty Czar, Just curious, do you have any information on the efficiency of energy conversion for electric cars? It’s been decades since I took thermodynamics so I’m having a hard time wrapping my rapidly decaying old brain around …Continue reading →
Fox News has this story about the Tata Motors Nano model and some new safety features that are being added to the exhaust and electrical system. Apparently there have been reports of about a dozen of the vehicles catching on …Continue reading →
Your Mandarin, being an aficionado of cars enjoys reading Car and Driver Magazine. During a recent perusal of their web site, your Mandarin happened upon this article written by Justin Berkowitz that discusses the history of the North Korean automobile …Continue reading →
‘Puter’s not a conspiracy theorist. People are too dumb to pull off any conspiracy that would require the active involvement of more than three people. There’s always a simpler and more rational explanation than the convoluted tripe crazies like the …Continue reading →
GorT and family bought a new car this weekend. We looked to cash in on some of everyone else’s hard earned money by trading in a 2000 model year minivan. Unfortunately, it did not qualify by a 1 MPG efficiency …Continue reading →
On Tuesday, the Czar said that Cash for Clunkers would prove too successful, and prove to be a major screwing of the taxpayers. By now you have heard the program is out of money already. Keep in mind this was …Continue reading →
If you like words in the slightest, go immediately to Iowahawk’s brilliant piece, “Orbitron Apocalypto: *Or, How I Became a Death-Cheating Toad in Mexico and Broke the Ancient Aztec Alien Curse Put on My Family by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s …Continue reading →
Well, you ask, given the predilection for Cav nostalgia in these parts, what are the Gormogons driving today? Your answer is here. The Œcumenical Volgi, kickin’ it Honda-style: Gort, whom you don’t want to cut off in traffic: And Ghettoputer, …Continue reading →
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