Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Model S Specifications | Tesla Motors

Model S Specifications | Tesla Motors

I think I could use one of these, despite my goal to continue to burn dino fuels (I need to get my 67 Mustang, complete with no emission controls whatsoever, up and going again!). Anyone want to contribute? I'll take you for a ride... :)

Alternatively, here is one of my "ultimate dream cars" (note: the name is, I believe, mispelled "muira" in the link - should have been "miura") :

Either will do... :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Shortage of drug holds up some U.S. executions - Health - More health news -

Shortage of drug holds up some U.S. executions - Health - More health news -

Really? "Sorry, Mr. Death Row Inmate, we can't execute you this month because we can't get the drugs to do it 'humanely.'"

Really? I thought the whole point of execution was to be inhumane, to punish someone and, at the same time, send a message to everyone else that the action for which the person is being executed is not an acceptable behavior.

As my wife said, "Bullets work just as well." I might add, they're cheaper and readily available, too.

And, of course, there's always the option of using the death row inmates as large-cat food at the zoo. I'm just sayin'...

Monday, September 13, 2010


Apparently now you can make a reservation, donate blood, and get a ticket to a Redskins game. Really wishing I still lived in the DC area about now. Of course, I'd probably have to buy at least one more ticket to the game for my lovely wife, and it'd probably end up being nowhere nearby. (Unless, of course, the "ticket" from the blood donation is a voucher for a ticket, in which case maybe you could buy two adjacent tix for the price of one with the voucher.) I was glad to see the skins knock off the cowboys last night. Yeah, you might say the boys should've won on that last play except for the holding, but likey Romo would've been sacked had the holding (blatant, it was) not happened.

Totally unrelated, my youngest boy is eating french fries and M&Ms, and the HOA of the house we're renting finally complained about the 14' box truck I bought and have been parking in my driveway. They recommended i park it in my garage. Um, hello? In my garage? It's a box truck, you silly HOA, it won't fit in my garage. Their other recommendation? The back yard. I'm renting, and there's only a single 4' gate into the back yard, so that's not an option, either.   Dumb HOA. I can't wait to get out of here... hope the new place isn't as bad.

Why'd I buy a box truck, you ask? Well, we were moving stuff out of my grandmother's house (she went to heaven earlier this year), and I'll be moving to a new house in a couple of months. I figure, rather than rent twice, I'll just buy a truck (cheap, off Craigslist), use it, then sell it. No hassles of trying to get the truck loaded and unloaded quickly; instead, I can unload at my leisure (and load, too, for that matter). So far I think it's working according to plan, despite the issues the truck's had along the way. A few more months and hopefully I'll still be thinking the same thing.

Ah, well, guess I'll get back to eating my fries, and maybe finish up with some M&Ms.