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someassemblyrequired someassemblyrequired Aug 15, 2019 at 07:19. 6 comments

We Have a Viable Contender for Most 80s Ad Ever

We Have a Viable Contender for Most 80s Ad Ever

For the Honda Magna. Your move asymmetric turbine wheel equipped ‘84 Corvette.

For comparison:

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someassemblyrequired someassemblyrequired Aug 11, 2019 at 22:28. 6 comments

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someassemblyrequired someassemblyrequired Aug 05, 2019.

Nothing Like a 1980 Journey on the Trans-Europe Express to Brighten a Monday

Nothing Like a 1980 Journey on the Trans-Europe Express to Brighten a Monday

Ride the Cisalpin to Lake Geneva and continue onwards to Budapest via Vienna with a soundtrack befitting a Roger Moore-era Bond movie chase scene.

someassemblyrequired someassemblyrequired Jul 30, 2019. 14 comments

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someassemblyrequired someassemblyrequired Jul 26, 2019. 7 comments

$20 - PlayStation Classic

$20 - PlayStation Classic

Picked one up at Target and have been playing it for wayyyy too long tonight. Yeah the cords are short, there’s no USB adapter, and a couple of the game choices are a little esoteric but most of the big hits are there, with Gran Turismo being the obvious exception.

It’s beautifully packaged, and well built, with the original style digital controllers. It does come with an HDMI cable. A...

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someassemblyrequired someassemblyrequired Jul 24, 2019. 6 comments

Qantas: Fans of Da Bears

Qantas: Fans of Da Bears

Qantas is going to start flying to Chicago from Brisbane. In honor of the ‘85 Bears the outbound flight is 85, and the return is 86 to honor their victory in Super Bowl XX.

Now, time for some crazy Ditka rants:

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someassemblyrequired someassemblyrequired Jul 23, 2019. 11 comments

#AustraliaMan - Driver with $140M US in meth crashes into police car

#AustraliaMan - Driver with $140M US in meth crashes into police car
Van carrying 270kg of 'ice' worth $200m crashes into parked police cars in Sydney

Driver charged with drug trafficking and negligent driving after authorities seize…

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The collision outside a Sydney police station led authorities to a haul of 273kg of meth.

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Your move Florida Man.

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someassemblyrequired someassemblyrequired Jul 15, 2019.

Attention PNW Cat People

Attention PNW Cat People
No Reserve: 1967 Jaguar S-Type Project

Bid for the chance to own a No Reserve: 1967 Jaguar S-Type Project at auction with Bring a Trailer, …

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Somebody go buy this - if I still lived in Seattle I’d have this in a nanosecond. The S-Type is the 60s Jag to have (other than an E-Type), it’s the 3.8, and while an auto and RHD there is no way it should only by $1500 in running/driving...

someassemblyrequired someassemblyrequired Jul 14, 2019.

35 Years Ago Today

35 Years Ago Today

Van Halen’s 1984 was released, complete with smoking cherub on the cover. Soon Hot for Teacher would enter the lexicon, and Panama wouldn’t just refer to a great place for laundering your money.

someassemblyrequired someassemblyrequired Jul 14, 2019.

L-Badge Penalty?

L-Badge Penalty?

So the Mother-in-Law needs a good used AWD SUV to replace her second gen Kia Sportage. She likes the RAV4s, but I’m finding a lot of similar year/similar mile RX350s for not much more money. I’m thinking the 3.5L V6 might be worth the premium on the four banger, plus the RX’s are a much nicer place to be. Educate me on the pros/cons of the 2010-2015 RX’s when compared with 2012-2018 RAV4s.

someassemblyrequired someassemblyrequired Jul 14, 2019.

Starcourt Mall has it All...

Starcourt Mall has it All...

Atlanta Oppos have noticed some Stranger Things filiming, but apparently they’ve converted parts of Gwinnett Place Mall in Atlanta into a set for the third season of Stranger Things. In any case, they just put out a promo and it looks amazing:

Check out the parking lot at 0:12:

someassemblyrequired someassemblyrequired Jul 12, 2019.

OH HELL YES!!!

OH HELL YES!!!

Spotted at Publix in Florida and here in Seattle this week. Thankfully there is no 25 year import rule on these babies.

someassemblyrequired someassemblyrequired Jul 11, 2019.

AA retires 20 Mad Dogs in one day

AA retires 20 Mad Dogs in one day

Cool article about yesterday’s simultaneous retirement of 20 of American Airlines MD-80 fleet, including 3 license built by SAIC in China for TWA. Gonna miss these - while they were noisy in the back they were faster than the Boeings and Airbuses replacing them. Apparently they’re a bit underpowered and the stubbier wing and wing layout makes them a handful to fly, but they were well built...

someassemblyrequired someassemblyrequired Jul 11, 2019.

Pretty Sure MAD Magazine

Pretty Sure MAD Magazine

...is also the Ryanair marketing department. Hard to believe it’s been 30 years since Joshua Tree came out. I’m going off to feel old now.

someassemblyrequired someassemblyrequired Jul 10, 2019.

We build a better compact. Wouldn't you expect that from American Motors.

We build a better compact. Wouldn't you expect that from American Motors.

Sooooo.... Hot Rod took a mostly stock 1972 AMC Sportabout wagon, complete with inline six with a 3 speed auto, and did the Cannonball Run in 36 and change hours, averaging nearly 80MPH. Amazing.

someassemblyrequired someassemblyrequired Jul 10, 2019.

Having a bad Monday?  At least you're not these pilots...

Having a bad Monday?  At least you're not these pilots...

Landed off the runway at Presque Isle, Maine in bad weather on the second landing attempt. Minor injuries. Kinda surprised they didn’t divert to Fredericton or Bangor, since those are both much larger airports with better facilities (PQI only serves around 10,000 passengers a year).

More details here:

UPDATE: United Express flight has issue while landing at Presque Isle International Airport

At...

someassemblyrequired someassemblyrequired Jul 09, 2019.

Neander-oppo

Neander-oppo

35 years ago today the IBM PC was released. You can build your own below with the price list from the October ‘81 issue of Byte Magazine (see in comments as Kinja hates me tonight).

For reference, $4K would put you in the driver’s seat of a new Escort, Chevette or Tercel.

someassemblyrequired someassemblyrequired Jul 09, 2019.

Jaaaaaaag Owners

Jaaaaaaag Owners

I’m not waiting, I’m parked. Edinburgh, 1968. From Twitter and the excellent Picture This Scotland.

Original tweet:

someassemblyrequired someassemblyrequired Jul 09, 2019.

MIDGET BATTLE!!!

MIDGET BATTLE!!!

I want a Daihatsu Midget so bad after watching this. More backstory here at Japanese Nostalgic Car:

VIDEO: Japan’s best drivers compete in Japan’s slowest car

The brilliant thing about Best Motoring is that one day you get an epic AE86 track battle, and the…

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