First time I read it I hated it, but then I kept on seeing it and everything I read about it made me think I should like it. So I gave it another chance and loved it. The third time I read it I found it incredibly funny. » 3/31/15 5:45pm Yesterday 5:45pm

My Dad did a similar thing. We were on a vacation when I was really young, and the leaf spring on the tent trailer we were pulling broke. So he vise-gripped (that should be a verb) it back together and we were back on the road. » 3/18/15 4:09pm 3/18/15 4:09pm

Buyin a super car and putting you (or me) into the cockpit it is like buying a blu ray and hooking it up to a tube television. There are few people who can really drive those cars. People buy them either because they want to look cool or because they want to have fun-the same reasons people get manuals. » 3/11/15 8:12pm 3/11/15 8:12pm

I'm pretty sure that's an Isuzu Impulse with four doors, or at least all the trim and the engine is the same. probably the same 'tuned by Lotus' suspension as well. Makes me a bit nostalgic. I remember loving my Impulse, but I was young and I think I would have loved any car that was had any pretensions to sportiness.… » 3/10/15 1:44am 3/10/15 1:44am

Missing the beast

Hi Oppo. it's been a while since I posted last. But it's been a while since I last drove my car as well, so I guess it's all a wash. I'm just dreaming of what I should do to my car once I get the engine back in. You may guess from the above post that: A) my car is a FB RX-7 and B) that's not my car. If so,… » 3/08/15 11:43pm 3/08/15 11:43pm

Funny thing is, a rotary engine with worn apex seals will still get you to your destination, just a lot slower. And, a rotary is a simpler engine than a piston engine, with less moving parts. The only reason the rotary has its reputation is the apex seals. Other then that it's rock solid. Well, apex seals and heat,… » 10/27/14 4:13pm 10/27/14 4:13pm

I think Susanna Clarke did this exceptionally well. Her magic was mystical and strange but never tipped into deus ex machina. Without the mystical, magic falls flat for me in a lot of ways. Robert Jordan is a good example of this. Often his magic felt uninteresting, like building a house, whereas J.R.R. Tolkien's or… » 10/21/14 12:25am 10/21/14 12:25am