Alex Kierstein
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8/1/15
9:14 AM
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Trust me, I was nervous about it and looked at the entry in the dictionary at least four times. It’s odd that it’s not used more. Doesn’t seem like it should be an obscure word. It’s so simple. But it still caused some stress before I published this Kinja.

7/31/15
3:56 PM
2

I see how the past tense may have been confusing. This Side Glances was written in 1983, so I was referring to the fact that he loved enormotacular terra-barges back in 1983. I think he still likes them now. I’ll have to ask him! Last time I saw him, we were chatting about Miatas, archery, and his lovely Norton. No Read more

7/7/15
8:48 AM
1

Yup. He’s site director, and I’m the digital managing editor ... so he’s technically my boss.

5/4/15
12:59 PM
1

Respectfully, I’d beg to differ. As Josh points out in the piece, the company has forced the racing program to use a substantial amount of street tech from the road-going Skyactiv-D 2.2-liter engines in the GX (and now, P2) cars. The reason this piston failed is that, being derived from a street design, the team used Read more

1/9/15
12:54 PM
38

It's not about who started it. It's about what they do with it. Chrysler tucked the shifter up higher in the console, and freed up a ton of space. Jaguar Land Rover used rotary selectors before Chrysler, sure, but read the piece: Jack's lauding the utility of Chrysler's application of the design, not saying they were Read more

10/30/14
4:52 PM
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Now don't you want to make a cop movie staring squirrels that solve crimes from behind the wheel of a Tamiya Hilux? ... Ah, that's just me. Carry on!

10/30/14
4:51 PM
2

Tamiya should have been talking to a teenage Elon Musk about those battery problems.

10/20/14
3:18 PM
4

This is a great point. We're adding it and the Camaro ZL1 to the post. (The ZL1 comes in at about $95 per horsepower, in case the anticipation is killing you.)

10/16/14
11:28 AM
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The review you're reading was originally published in August 1990, so we were referring to the contemporary C4 Corvette—specifically the ZR1.

10/8/14
11:26 AM
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It's the internal model code for the 2016 Mazda Miata (MX-5). The first one back in 1989 was codenamed "NA," the second "NB," and so on. Fourth model change is ND. Since they're all called "Miatas" (or MX-5s in other parts of the world), the codes tell enthusiasts which ones they're talking about.

10/8/14
11:25 AM
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COTD and bonus points for using Ghostbusters to get there. Well played.

10/8/14
11:16 AM
38

That's been a problem since Jonathan Swift modestly proposed eating Irish infants. I don't think we're going to solve it in a Kinja thread.

10/8/14
11:12 AM
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It's satire, Steven. We're all on the same page. And the brilliance of the Miata (as we've said many times) can't be gendered, period. I hope you at least got a chuckle out of Baruth's screed, though.

8/27/14
2:21 PM
3

This is brilliant, and exactly how I'd like the ideal system to work for the driver. Necessary gauges should be dim but legible, and sensibly laid out. Everything else should be hidden unless called for. Actually, there's a bit of brilliance in some of the infotainment systems in current cars, where a proximity sensor Read more