Friday Open Thread

It’s hard to pick my favorite P.J. O’Rourke book, but this one is up there — a fun trip through P.J.’s driving adventures around the world.

Best Ad Evah

I’m not buying a Cadillac anytime soon, if ever but this ad is awesome.

From the Trailer Park: Mad Max: Fury Road

Warner Bros. relased this “Legacy Trailer” tying the original series (plenty of footage of Mel Gibson’s Max) with the reboot. Good stuff.

Bad And Ass

In today’s world of helicopter parent, judicially reviewed everything, and everything under “constant review it feels like one can’t wipe his or her butt without getting someone’s permission. Thus, you can color me exceedingly surprised that the car chase from The French Connection was shot without any permits from the City of New York. […]

Wednesday Open Thread

Merry Christmas from the Littlest Turbo

Why Not?

This is the coolest thing in the last 15 hours or so.

From the Trailer Park — Mad Max: Fury Road

George Miller is back directing a reboot of Mad Max with Toma Hardy as Max and starring Charlize Theron. A lot of folks are whining about the absence of Mel Gibson… He’s too old, ’nuff said. This looks good — lots of post-apocalyptic mayhem.

Hi-Lo Country

Here’s something you don’t see everyday…  high driver, meet drunk driver:

An Albany man driving his car while high on drugs called cops on a drunken driver who side-swiped his car and drove away, State Police said.

The bizarre hit-and-run — which led to the arrests of both drivers — occurred Wednesday on the […]

Saturday Open Thread

“You came, you saw, you kicked its ass/Thank you Harold Ramis.”

The Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A., where the Gostbusters Cadillac is on exhibit placed this tribute to Harold Ramis on its roof this past week with a sign that had the caption.

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Jean Claude… van Damn!

This is a pretty cool ad from Volvo demonstrating a new computer-aided steering system in their semi-trucks. Volvo maintains that this ad was filmed without aid of computer animation or graphics. Bonus Enya points.