Thursday, December 11, 2008

Taking Your Money Anyway

Some ad parodies are so close to the real thing that they make a good point.

The Bailout. Coming this January.

See this and go to the source at AdFreak.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Congressman Capuano on the Auto Rescue

Okay, if this guy was a congressman from Missouri, it would be my honor and privilege to vote for him.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Car Company Family Tree

I'm not sure what to make of this. Check out the Car Company Family Tree.

Transformers II to feature Devastator

Rumors are starting to come out about the new upcoming Transformers sequel. It sounds like it may feature one of my favorite evil Decepticons. Read more about it on

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tobacco Blog Template

It has come to my attention this last week that the blog template I've been using for this site called "Tobacco" is missing a background image. For reference, here is what it should look like.

Tobacco Blog Template

Notice the blank brown space on the left hand side? Yeah, so that's got to be fixed. Unfortunately, the image was referenced remotely and I'm not sure I ever saved a copy anywhere. I've already checked Google's cache and the Internet Archive but neither have a copy of the image on their server. If I don't have a copy, I'll either have to use a new image or an entirely new template.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

BMW GINA Light Visionary Model: Premiere

This one is beautiful. It is made of some sort of space-age fabric type stuff. I expect it to sprout rockets at any moment or transform into a giant robot.

With the development of the BMW GINA Light Visionary Model the BMW Group presents trendsetting solutions. Chris Bangle gives us a first impression of the ideas behind the process of sculpturing an experimental study. This is the story behind this innovation!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Watch Out For Gasoline Thieves

Oh, this is nice. Check out this article on Man, I need to get a garage.

Gas Mileage Tips at

With gas prices getting into ridiculous ranges, I wanted to quickly recommend the following huge list of tips at

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Mud Tires 4You

Take a look at this.

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If you need mud tires, get them at Mud Tires 4You.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Play Indestructo Tank 2

Until I read the instructions, I kept playing this game wrong. I thought the object was to avoid the enemy shooting you and also avoid them when your tank bounces around after getting shot. However, your tank is indestructible. The main goal is actually to get struck by the aircraft's missiles and then bounce into the air and knock the bad guys out of the sky. You have to knock enough out of the sky to make it to the next experience level. Combos gain you more experience. You upgrade the fleet of enemies at each level, making for more frequent helicopters as they fly by. Play Indestructo Tank 2 at Reflexive Arcade. Keep in mind, your tank is indestructible. This seems so counter-intuitive for most video games. But once you quickly get used to it, the constant explosions become quite fun.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Eric's Ride

Originally uploaded by Moelock

This bike is my coworker's. The picture was taken with his iPhone.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Trunk Monkey

I caught a commercial for Trunk Monkey over this weekend at my brother's house. This is a riot. It was important to post a quick link to this video as soon as possible.

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Oh, and Happy Mother's Day to all moms. We appreciate you.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

pimp my ride

This image struck me as funny.

pimp my ride

pimp my ride

Originally uploaded by highglosshighs

I stopped on my way to my Japanese lesson tonight to pick up a red pen (for correcting all my MISTAKES).

And in the carpark, I happened to see THIS BEAST.

I've seen plenty of random vehicles in my time here (they favour customization... especially flashy lights)... but this was in another league entirely!!

When I came out the store they were pulling away and it was SO slow and juddery. I just hope they don't meet any speedbumps in it...

Yes, there are many many vehicles like this in Japan - especially in the new town where I'm living. There's a guy that's got a huge hello kitty sprayed on the side of his - but sadly I never seem to have my camera when I spot it.

Gotta love those Japanese.

Monday, April 21, 2008

How the Rich Starved the World

Something about the idea of using biofuels --fuels derived from corn-- has always bugged me just a little bit. Sure, there are benefits to the environment and it lessens our reliance on fossil fuels and the middle east and it could be cheaper per gallon. But something about putting the juice from vegetables in my car rather than good old-fashioned traditional petroleum just does seems a little panzy-ish. Still, I was willing to do it, but now I'm not so sure. I've recently become aware of a real reason that it might not be a good idea globally.

The irony is extraordinary. At a time when world leaders are expressing grave concern about diminishing food stocks and a coming global food crisis, our government brings into force measures to increase the use of biofuels - a policy that will further increase food prices, and further worsen the plight of the world's poor.

Like Steven Tyler of Aerosmith once said, "Eat The Rich!" It's just unfortunate that the "rich" in this case turned out to be

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Dinosaurs and Robots: Charming Lotus Cortina Race Car

Take a look at this hunk of junk.

Dinosaurs and Robots: Charming Lotus Cortina Race Car

Though perfectly charming in every way, the high $59,500 Buy-It-Now price is doing a wonderful job of keeping me from surrendering to the Lotus Cortina's considerable personality.

This care certainly does have personality. Sometimes personality goes a long way. Sometimes it really HAS to. Read more about this car and find the link to buy it now on eBay at Dinosaurs and

Monday, March 17, 2008

Modding Flying Cars

I've been saying it for years now. As a child, I was promised that by this point in my life, there would be flying cars. When I grew up I wanted to fly my car to work every day. It was inevitable. I saw it in Back to the Future II, so it will certainly happen. Zemeckis can't be wrong! But it hasn't happened yet and I've had to get over it. No more! Now I can see from the images and video posted on this graphic editor's site that actually creating flying cars is not too far off into the future. All that was needed I guess was Photoshop. Modding flying cars in Aviary.

Okay, admittedly the videos and images are all fake and don't have any actual basis in a live model available today. However, it's still cool.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Car Buying Tips: Step by Step: The Car Buying Checklist

Hey, so what if the economy is in the toilet. Everybody needs a new occasionally and what you need are the best car-buying tips you can get for free! Seriously!

Many people feel that they know how to buy a car from a dealer. They've bought many cars in their lives and they "don't need no stinkin' advice" to make the best deal they can make.

Before you go into the process of purchasing a vehicle, remember 2 things:

  1. Regardless of how prepared you think you are, there's probably something you missed if you aren't systematic about it.

  2. Most people buy a car every 2-5 years. Most salespeople sell 2-5 cars a week. They have a little more experience than you on "the battlefield".

Here's a step-by-step checklist that briefly describes the process you should use before, during, and after making a car deal.

Check them out at Car Buying Tips: Step by Step: The Car Buying Checklist.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Audi of America > See All Models > Audi R8

Just had an instant message conversation tonight from my brother-in-law, Nate, and he posted a link to a very beautiful car. Since he is a certified Audi mechanic he gets to see cars like this every day.

(7:51:16 PM) Nate Tuskey: check this out --hottest car we sell

(7:51:19 PM) Nate Tuskey: ive only seen one

(7:51:21 PM) Nate Tuskey: The Audi R8

Audi R8

When I agreed that it is was a very pretty car, he underlined the point of it's awesomeness.

(8:40:36 PM) Nate Tuskey: oh yeah --its like sex on wheels

(8:40:49 PM) Nate Tuskey: and faster than a cheetah on cocaine

Audi R8


(8:42:12 PM) Nate Tuskey: oh yeah it tops out at 240

Audi R8

Okay Nate, I'm interested now. Are you gonna buy me one?

(8:43:12 PM) Nate Tuskey: but they do start at 150k

So, I guess picking out what color I want can wait for a while.

Audi R8

(8:45:36 PM) Nate Tuskey: yeah ---the only problem with the r8 it that its kinda hard to drive

Audi R8

(8:45:52 PM) Nate Tuskey: its a manual transmissions without a clutch pedal


Audi R8

(8:46:25 PM) Nate Tuskey: see --thats how confusing it is

I guess I can make some sacrifices. Nate is going to an auto show next month where there will be one of these and he will probably be uploading some more pics.