I remember a Wall Street Journal piece from the early 90's about the certification requirements for specialized lifeboats used by some such organization somewhere in the UK (my vague recollection was that they performed rescues in the North Sea, but can’t swear to it). In particular, they would drop prospective new… Read more
They are amazing. True heroes. And not just because they saved my stupid teenage arse off Tintagel many years ago.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution would have been a fitting title for an album by The Kinks circa 1968.
I was driving my ‘06 Jetta TDI down the road one summer morning on my way to work. It was probably 6:15am and I come up to this newer Pontiac GTO driving 15mph below the 55mph speed limit. Since we are the only cars on the road, I wait until the double yellow stops and I pull out to pass it. Immediately it speeds… Read more
This is more along the lines of “off the road rage”, but I think it follows the gist of what you’re asking for. First, a little background on my favorite ride. It’s a 1989 Chevrolet Suburban Scottsdale V1500 “heavy half” 4x4. It’s rusted in the fenders, paint peeling everywhere, and got “character” dents all over it.… Read more
Closest call I ever had was when some guy in a Prius came ripping up the right lane while both lanes were full of dense traffic. He obviously determined I wasn’t going to gap and let him in so he slid in behind me, literally as close as he could. The guy looked like what I imagine Larry David would look like if he… Read more
Omg he totally said crikey