When I went home to Montana for Xmas, my ex called and said he was moving out and taking the car, so I had to buy myself a rig on short notice. Luckily, the Subaru dealership at home has been taking care of my family for decades, and the first Outback of theirs I drove, I fell in love with and bought. Dealership… Read more
I’ve been in a car that caught fire after an oil change due to spilling oil in a weird place and not being cleaned up. I’ve had a dealership sell me one of their loaners that then had to go back 3 times in the first week of ownership before they found a defective oil plug gasket that was causing a pretty massive oil… Read more
After being crammed into the travel equivalent of one of those boxes for veal calves for umpteen hours, the first thing I wanna do is unfurl my body so blood can finally start flowing into my extremities again. I’m not gonna try and disrupt anyone else’s shit, but by god, do not stop me from trying to unclench my… Read more
It’s sort of fine, until the rights holder finds out and sends lawyers after you. It’s not like there’s a whistleblower network snitching to ASCAP on every Datpiff mixtape that drops, so you can often fly under the radar until your profile is raised to the point where the artist and/or their label/lawyers figures… Read more
It’s even better/worse if you’re a lady in IT, because it’s either borderline or full on sexual harassment. “Oh, [dude name], you’re MUCH prettier than you were yesterday,” is maybe the least offensive variant.
It has Jenny from the L-Word as Aunt Becky. It’s already perfect.
Reminds me of watching MotoGP with a newly minted race fan, and he started talking smack about one of the backmarkers. I said, “Yeah, but you also have to realize, that dude is clearly one of the 25 best motorcycle racers in the entire world right now. He’s not gonna win a championship, but most humans can’t even sit… Read more
I had a Ford Focus that was actually pretty fun, aside from the standard Ford shitbox gearbox issues. I liked it enough that I went to the dealership in the town I was visiting and picked the mechanic’s brain (it was a very small town dealership, my uncle knew him), and he told me they were all like that. So much for… Read more
What the fuck? They’re obviously referencing the decorative painting style of rose mauling, which originated in Norway. It’s a fucking fantasy movie set in fantasy Scandinavia, not a fucking documentary about fucking snowflakes.
When I took driver’s ed, we had a brief note on riding motorcycles, and were instructed to ride a 2-wheeled in the wheel tracks on the highway (the 1 and 3 in the diagram above). Since most roads are crested in the center for run-off to escape, and the wheel tracks are often indented, it’s safer to ride where your… Read more
Fuck the Elite controller. Mine constantly thinks the “up” direction on the left analog stick is active, after maye 3 months of light use. It’s amazing and ergonomic and feels fantastic...but if the analog sticks start acting weird, well, have fun with that. MSFT is using the same cheap analog encoder as they use on… Read more
As someone who was instructed to drink medically necessary milkshakes to put weight back on after mysteriously dropping 80 pounds in 6 months, I get you there.