Friday, July 21, 2006
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Humans and Motorized Vehicles Around The Globe
For the past several months I've really been enjoying the website "The Truth about Cars."
It is unlike any other car-journalism I've encountered in its attitude and approach, making mainstream auto-writers look like the mouth-breathing, short-bus riding, never-heard-of-cynicism losers you might have always suspected them to be.
And don't get me started on the The Boston Globes long time car guy "Royal Turd (Ford)" who finds glove-box dimensions and whether his retarded-sea-cow wife likes the color more salient to a car review than purchase price or driving impressions. This site is the antidote to all that.
Recently TTAC has added comments-functionality to its posts, and it is from a nice ranting discussion on hybrids that the link I'm about to drop on ye comes from.
Essentially, one of the main dudes (Jeremy Clarkson) on the UK's "5th Gear" car-television show set out to travel the world and see how different cultures interact with motorized vehicles, resulting in a combination of sociology and vroom vroom. Everywhere from Iceland to Cuba to Vietnam. Fabulous. Its called MotoWorld.
Here is a link to all the episodes in google video format. Better click quick before they get taken down.
Future of Warefare Blog
Whoa. My google-homepage timer-applet tells me I have 60 days/1400 hours until I have to go back to school again for the fall. That's short time for lots of reading/learning/chilling/aggresive relaxation.
On the sit-on-the-couch-and-read-all-day tip, here's a blog I found that is so full of worth-reading goodness you'll now find it linked to on my link list. Its about the future of warfare, but also covers all kinds of interesting mass psychology/international relations type stuff. Fab.
Here is a link to a good place to start within the blog.
Here is the slate.com article that introduced me to the blog.