Jason Torchinsky
jasontorch
Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus • Not-so-running: 1973 Reliant Scimitar, 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!)
1/16/20
10:36 PM
20

Torch, I’m sure it’s fulfilling to see the conversations your articles incite, but I don’t think enough people just stop to say “Wow man, what skillful and entertaining writing.” You’re a rare craftsman.

1/9/20
11:22 AM
7

Greetings from Paris! Minor correction due: “L’Agneau Effrayant” translates to “Frightening Lamb” (effrayant (lowercase ideally) being an adjective. If you wanted “Lamb Frightener”, that would be “l’Effrayeuse d’agneau”. Kind of a stretch, considering the decidedly non-angry demeanor of this little vehicle.

“Robot, Read more

1/8/20
9:14 PM
31

Folks, I hate to say it, but we might have reached peak torchlopnik here. Though if there is one man that could defy the odds and raise the bar, its our favorite obscure tail light researching basement video game lair dwelling madman.

12/31/19
8:39 PM
35

Thanks for the laughs. I needed to take my mind off of things while sitting here in the ER waiting for my wife to get back from an MRI. Despite the current circumstances, I laughed out loud several times reading your list. Oh yes, people looked.

12/31/19
12:45 PM
54

These are in ascending order, with the least-worst first, and the worst-worst last. But I’ll number them in descending order, just to be absolutely certain my preferred level of confusion is maintained.” Read more

12/31/19
12:36 PM
24

The 4-cylinder Dyson vacuum-powered 718 Boxster/Cayman should be on here. Otherwise this is an excellent list. Read more

12/31/19
12:25 PM
13

Great list Torch, and I can’t disagree with any of them; I was ready to argue about one or two (for fun!).. but it’s too perfect.  Maybe I’m a Torch cultist.

12/31/19
12:11 PM
312

It’s an engineering triumph the same way that a machine that can instantly cover a corn dog in 24K rose gold would be: technically impressive, but a fundamentally stupid and useless way to shout how rich you are.”

Every day Jason finds a new and impressive way to make me incredibly proud to work with him. I adore this Read more

12/27/19
3:58 PM
31

How dare you. It’s Friar Torch.

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12/20/19
9:49 PM
7

Can’t recommend this book enough. There’s so much to say about robo-cars, I can see why Jason didn’t try to fit it all in one post here. It should be required reading for anyone involved in the development of autonomous cars.

12/19/19
9:22 PM
11

Torch, you might be a spaz, but we love you anyways.