Two items on eBay Motors caught my attention recently and I thought I'd share them.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Oh, and Happy Mother's Day to all moms. We appreciate you.
This image struck me as funny.
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.
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.
Take a look at this hunk of junk.
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 Robots.com.
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.
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:
- Regardless of how prepared you think you are, there's probably something you missed if you aren't systematic about it.
- 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.
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.
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
(8:42:12 PM) Nate Tuskey: oh yeah it tops out at 240
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.
(8:45:36 PM) Nate Tuskey: yeah ---the only problem with the r8 it that its kinda hard to drive
(8:45:52 PM) Nate Tuskey: its a manual transmissions without a clutch pedal
(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.