I thoroughly enjoy cartoonist Stephan Pastis‘ sense of humor. Here’s one from a couple of weeks ago that made me giggle – and it put prepping for disasters in its place. Click the image to be taken to a larger version at the “Pearls Before Swine” Web page. Shades of Joseph Heller and “Catch-22“!… Continue reading The end times are upon us! – law enforcement edition
US used auto sales crash – more confirmation
Yesterday I put up an article titled “Vehicle sales as a bellwether for the economy“. Reader Andrew Smith added a comment linking to the video below, for which I’m grateful. The speaker calls himself the “Economic Ninja”, and certainly seems to have inside knowledge of the US auto market. He reinforces what I said… Continue reading US used auto sales crash – more confirmation
Vehicle sales as a bellwether for the economy
E. M. Smith has some cogent thoughts on the matter. Two different car traders saying cars are not selling at auction. This is bad … The implication here is that recent interest rate rises along with price inflation and job loss has folks just not buying cars, so dealers are not buying them, even… Continue reading Vehicle sales as a bellwether for the economy
Yes, a good hurricane (if that isn’t a misnomer) highlights the folly of electric-only vehicles as just about nothing else can. I doubt there’ll be enough charging stations along evacuation routes to do much good. Also, good luck finding a way to recharge your vehicle after the storm has passed, when the power’s out… Continue reading True dat
Good old-fashioned entrepreneurship + hard work = teen success story!
I was very happy to read this teenager success story. I wish there were more like them! Carburetors may represent old-school tech in the automotive world, but don’t tell Riley Schlick, a high school senior in Florida who rebuilds them for a tidy profit. Send your tired, dirty, mucked-up carburetor to Schlick and she’ll… Continue reading Good old-fashioned entrepreneurship + hard work = teen success story!
A blue-on-blue oopsie…
I had to laugh at this video clip. In England, traffic wardens are equipped with clamps to immobilize vehicles that park illegally. The traffic warden below had obviously had enough with scofflaws in police uniform, so . . . The thin blue line just got a bit squiggly, if you ask me! Peter
That’s one way to stop criminals…
Courtesy of a link provided on MeWe, we find this video clip documenting how Brazilian motorists, plagued with thieves on motorcycles, are dealing with the problem. WARNING: It’s violent and pretty terminal, so if you’re sensitive to that sort of thing, don’t watch it. Click the tweet image below to be taken to the… Continue reading That’s one way to stop criminals…
Doofus Of The Day #1,094
Today’s award goes to the Russian military commander(s) in Ukraine who decided to test anti-air-raid smokescreens defending the bridge over the Kerch Strait to Crimea . . . without, it seems, thinking of possible consequences. The War Zone reports: Russia has deployed a number of countermeasures to the Kerch Strait Bridge connecting Russia and… Continue reading Doofus Of The Day #1,094
On the road again
Miss D. and I are on the road again, heading for Libertycon this weekend in Chattanooga, TN. It’s our “home” convention, the one we regard as a gathering of friends and literary family. It hasn’t been held for two years, thanks to COVID-19 restrictions, so I’m sure there are lots of people as eager… Continue reading On the road again
Expensive wheels indeed!
I had to smile at this report. Million-dollar cars are nothing new nowadays. Whether we’re talking about state-of-the-art supercars or classic Ferraris and Aston Martins, paying seven-figure sums for automobiles is not as ridiculous as it used to be. But did you know that vintage agricultural equipment can also cost a fortune? You might… Continue reading Expensive wheels indeed!