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Apr 24 2017
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Any time I buy a new car, I drive it around for a day, and then take the manual up to bed with me and read it cover to cover. Sometimes I end up in the garage at 1:00AM to check out a feature I just read about.

My Focus ST has something like eight different ambient lighting colors. I was down there at about 1:30AM to Read more

Apr 23 2017
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The best service I got was on Air Canada going from Vancouver to Shanghai and back. There was an instant change in service once I changed planes in Vancouver from San Francisco.

On the flight, they went so far as to adjust the meals to suit the local cuisine. It shifted from American foods over to Asian (if you wanted Read more

Apr 23 2017
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Apparently you have to go downmarket or way upmarket to get good color options now. The Ford Focus ST is definitely an economy car with a turbo on it, but it also comes in “Tangerine Scream,” and, of course, a neon green Aventador just makes sense.

It seems that once you get to around $80,000 as a starting price, it’s Read more

Apr 21 2017
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I just realized I drive a Ford. They should change their name since that Gerald guy pardoned the not-crook Nixon.

I suggest Bestusa in spirit of the Chinese name Trumpchi. “Best” for “best” and “usa” for “USA!”

Apr 21 2017
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I’m a defense attorney, and it’s always infuriating when I hear something like, “The prosecutor has decided to drop all charges against you. That’ll just be $75. You can pay at the window on the first floor.”

Cool. $75 fine for nothing. Yes. That happens in my jurisdiction. I’ve done some rough math on this at one of Read more

Apr 20 2017
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I’ve had three convertibles and most women seem to like them around town, but above 25MPH, need to hold onto their hair. I kept hair ties in my glovebox to offer at least a little assistance.

I’m a guy and growing my hair out, and I get it now. Even in my Focus ST, with the windows down and sunroof open, my hair Read more

Apr 20 2017
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I have a Chihuahua, so he’s easy to transport. What I do is put him in his soft crate and kind of “wedge” him in somewhere. In my S2000, it was under the passenger side dash with the seat moved all the way forward. I keep him between the passenger seat and rear seat in my Focus ST. If he’s going anywhere in a crash, Read more

Apr 20 2017
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Nope. I beg to differ. I bought this car with these plates on it. Jack restored the car himself from what was basically a wreck, but died before he got to drive it more than 100 miles. It took him around 12 years working on it on weekends. His wife kept it in the garage for about a decade before she put it up for

Apr 20 2017
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The flag on the Space Shuttle is backwards. It should always appear to be flying relative to the vehicle’s motion. In this case, the Canton (blue field of stars) should face toward the nose since it would be blown toward the tail by the Shuttle’s movement through the air. I have no idea how they overlooked that.

Apr 19 2017
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I love small dogs, and here’s what I do:

My buddy goes in a soft crate in the passenger footwell with the seat pushed up against it. No front or rear collision is going to move him but a few inches.

I understand bigger dogs need different safety procedures, but minimizing movement in high changes of acceleration is the Read more

Apr 19 2017
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Gasoline is something called an “inelastic commodity,” meaning that people will pay for it no matter the price because they have to. Think about your water bill. If it went up by $500 per month are you going to shut it off? Probably not since you wouldn’t have flushing toilets, wouldn’t be able to do a lot of basic Read more

Apr 18 2017
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I get it. I’m not complaining about them being over-wordy, it’s the choice of words. I know the need for record-keeping. It always seems like they try to find the biggest words possible. It’s just something you notice after being in the industry for a while.

As an attorney, I have to use terms of art that could be Read more

Apr 18 2017
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There’s a nasty yellow/green color I’ve seen that would only ever occur in nature if an infant had the flu, overate his creamed corn, and got into daddy’s booze. It doesn’t even matter what end the mixture comes out of. It’s the same color either way.

Apr 18 2017
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Oh, man. I’m a defense attorney and “cop talk” is so infuriating.

“After exiting my cruiser, I approached the domicile with my standard issue service weapon remaining holstered on my right side. After surveying the grounds, I indicated my presence by activating the doorbell. When the occupant responded and unlatched Read more

Apr 18 2017
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I can’t even count the number of people I’ve seen driving at night unilluminated. In the city, it’s worse because the street lights let you see and for most people lighted gauges=headlights on. I’ve tried turning my lights on and off again to give people a hint, but it’s never worked.

At the very least, there should be Read more

Apr 18 2017
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I’ve done this, too, but I’m slightly concerned about other drivers not noticing when my brake lights are activated. It’s easy to see at night, but if the rear is illuminated during the day, the change is more subtle. I’ve gone back to just running automatic lights so my DRLs are visible, but the rear is off. I’m Read more

Apr 14 2017
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In PUBLIC, no less! I’m offended. That guy in the background was probably traumatized for months. I’ll be contacting my local Congressman Reichstagman to lodge a complaint!