Timothy Burke
Timothy Burke is formerly Deadspin's Video Director.

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5:30 PM

Is it the right thing to do? I guess, though our income in March subsidizes the costs of the rest of the year (our mortgage and utilities in slow months like September well exceeds our income)

so we lost a total of $4500 in about 48 hours. We have about two months of cash reserves to keep it afloat if we can’t get any Read more

7:12 PM

Update: AirBnB is indeed forcing hosts to eat the costs of “nonrefundable” reservations that they are allowing guests to get refunds on. 

1:19 PM

The real question will be if AirBnB cancels the insurance hosts pay against people canceling in the form of nonrefundable booking discounts.

As it currently works, hosts can surrender between 10 and 15% of the nightly rate in return for a guest booking the stay as nonrefundable. The problem, of course, is that AirBnB Read more

12:03 AM

people have been criticizing artistic portrayals of Jesus Christ as a white, northern European man for like 1000 years

9:42 AM

NP if you’re reasonably skilled at replacing interiors (especially headliners, but also door cards, etc). Mechanically, while this is not the extremely simple 2.0 8v, this is still within the last generation of Volkswagens that an average person can do all the wrenching on with just a shop manual. 

Oh, yeah, you’ll Read more

1:34 PM

I had to drive a Civic hybrid awhile ago, which has the same drivetrain as this (I think), with a five-speed stick. It was a bizarre experience, and at no point did the effect of driving a hybrid ever kick in. 

10:19 AM

The most important parts of the car are pretty ubiquitous and the typical fail points are both known and inexpensive.

9:54 AM

They built row-your-own Aerostars (I grew up being hauled to football practice in one) though I’m not sure if they were still offered by ‘97. Someone smarter than me could also tell you when they switched to a column-mounted selector.

I voted CP, despite my affinity for the model, because I think it’s simply... worth Read more

11:30 PM

Man Universally Acclaimed As GMG’s Best Blogger: “I Was Worse Than You Say I Was”

3:20 PM

Please, anyone who reads this: do not put knives in the dishwasher, unless they are basic silverware butter knives.

9:45 AM

maybe the new ones are better, but for a very long time they had precisely the feel described here. it’s actually one of the most apt comparisons i’ve ever seen here!

8:21 PM

the number of minor affiliates each team has actually varies. some have international rookie league teams, some have two rookie league teams, et cetera.

5:30 PM

i appreciate this joke that i could not make on twitter because it would require too much explanation but that the motorsports savvy audience here will understand

4:37 PM

you just described the shift feel in every VW built... I think ever? At least going back to 1972, which is the oldest one I ever owned (and I had four of them)

6:13 PM

At my old job, I was at an event where Ann Coulter was also in attendance. Everybody was getting photos with her. I did not get a photo with her and indeed avoided being anywhere near her.

That’s it. 

10:06 AM

What a bizarre listing. Clearly a lot of work went into this restomod, only for it to be missing basic trim pieces and with the car completely filthy. Also, is there anything that looks shittier than any wheels that have multiple drillings for different lug patterns?

11:13 AM

When I was in high school a kid moved to town from South Carolina. Nobody ever really moved to my town so it was a big deal. He had an accent and everything and he called everyone “hoss.” By the end of the school year everybody was calling everybody else “hoss.” Read more