eric

Author of "Automotive Atrocities" and "Road Hogs" (MBI). Currently living amongst the Edentulites in rural SW Virginia.

Here’s a Lunch Loser…

A “plus-sized” model has become the first obese woman to be signed up by a modeling agency, with 29-year-old Tess Munster being hailed as an “important role model for women,” that is, if being a role model entails promoting a lifestyle linked with innumerable chronic health conditions. Munster, who also goes by the name Tess…

Registration Issues

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I’m wondering whether anything can be done to keep the 100-plus “new subscribers” (who are actually spammers and bots) who register here each day from registering (so I don’t have to spend 30 minutes or more every day deleting them) while also making it easier for real people to register… anyone have ideas? I have…

Segway Heroes Don’t Like Being Filmed!

Watch these Segway-riding heroes react to being filmed: Notice, especially, the ugly dyke Heroes. Not exactly “Homeland” material, are they? Interesting how they feel the need to butch up via mirrored glasses and all-black outfits. Take that away and what have you got? Invariably, physically inferior specimens – the sort who probably failed at sports…

2015 Infiniti QX80

2015 Infiniti QX80

Well, gas is cheap again. Does it mean big SUVs (with big, thirsty V8s) will make a comeback? I doubt it. Even though the cost of fuel is down, the cost of everything else has gone up. I don’t buy the happy talk about the “recovery.” No one I know has “recovered.” Most of us…

Lock-Down Nation

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While waiting for a dentist appointment, I was listening to a news report about NewYork City being on “lockdown” because of snow. Only the official vehicles of the anointed were at liberty to be out and about. Ordinary citizens were subject to arrest merely for daring to attempt travel. It reminded me of the old Soviet…

4×4 Clover

I rolled up behind this Clover today: It snowed yesterday, you see. Therefore, Clover adjusted his speed to 42 in an (underposted) 55 zone…. just to be safe. If you value independent media, please support independent media. We depend on you to keep the wheels turning! Our donate button is here.  If you prefer to…

Did I Do Something?

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Things are slow. The usual steady stream of comments has – all of a sudden – trickled to almost nothing. And reader support for the site has (just as suddenly) nosedived. No one’s chipped in for three days’ running – and we’re about to close the month in the red (way in the red) for the…

2015 Kia K900

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“K900″ sounds like the designation for the latest Russian nuclear ballistic missile submarine. But it’s a Korean sub – and its warheads are targeted at Mercedes and BMW. Kind of like Lexus did, back in the day. The concept is similar: Offer more car (literally) for less money. Thus, the K900 is bigger – and a great…

Vidcast: Electric Lemonade

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Remember the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result? Welcome to the wacky world of electric cars! Going on 100 years now – and they keep churning them out (with “help” from Uncle, natch). There are now at least a dozen different makes – and models –…