quiet-desperation
Quiet-Desperation
quiet-desperation
Jan 5 2020
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I love cars, but if you think public transit limits your options, wait till our coastal cities are under water, we’re plagued with droughts alternating with blizzards, and our sea life has been depleted. Walking a few extra blocks won’t seem like such a burden.

Sep 7 2019
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If the pictures don’t convey anything, the reverse is true. 10 seconds of a Camry rolling along the road accompanied by a sentence I could have read in 2 seconds is a waste of time. If the video uses images for a purpose - a cutaway of how the drive train works, e.g. - then that would be different. But a sped up view Read more

Apr 9 2018
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If a car injected fragrance into the cabin automatically I would pull over and set fire to it.

Mar 29 2018
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Yes. I have a Trabant Matchbox-type toy on my desk at work. It’s made of metal, and is therefore better built than the full-size car it represents.

Mar 27 2018
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I feel for you, but safety regulations say a car has to support 4 times its weight when placed on its roof to get a top rating. That’s the reason you can’t see out your window.

Mar 22 2018
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This. GPS, maps, payment by phone, all of that existed. Uber’s “tech” innovation was, “Hey, let’s be taxi dispatchers for amateur drivers.” That’s a far cry from self-driving car tech.

Mar 20 2018
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I hope your conclusion was, “She didn’t turn. The guy who set up the ramps was an idiot.”

Mar 19 2018
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Yow. So did I, with the valve cover on my Miata. Turns out 60 foot pounds is a bit much compared to 60 inch-pounds. Broke 2 bolts before I figured out that I was the problem.

Mar 16 2018
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I’m allergic, so all bees are little flying syringes of cyanide to me. But killer bees are especially scary.

Mar 16 2018
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I know what you mean. I’ve got a 1991, and I’m happy if I get 28. The engine is made to rev high, and to have fun, you really need to keep the revs up. That might be part of it.

Feb 2 2018
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Thank you for writing “coincidentally bound for repairs” and not “ironically bound for repairs.”

Jan 16 2018
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I was with a friend on a road meet in my 91 Miata in Washington State. We passed through a small rural enclave and an old bearded coot said, “What are you guys doing in that gay car?”

Jan 2 2018
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That’s because humans were not meant to operate self-checkout machines. They were designed so that supermarkets could fire people, and that’s all they’re really good at. I didn’t get an education so that I could do a minimum-wage job for Safeway Corporation on my time off.