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And Though This World With Devils Filled Should Threaten To Undo Us…

Today is Reformation Day, the day we celebrate Martin Luther’s nailing his 95 theses to the door of the palace church in Wittenberg, Germany. It was done on this date in 1517. He didn’t intend to spark a reformation of the church, only to address some serious wrongs in the Roman Catholic church of his […]

My New Favorite Commercial

This commercial is an absolute hoot. Baby scooting across the open desert in a walker… Baby scooting across a field chasing a flock of terrified sheep… Baby scooting down the roads, passing trucks & weaving through traffic… All to impress the idea that you can print photos from your phone from anywhere. Not sure how […]

Caveat Emptor

The other day I noticed a couple of light bulbs in the family room light fixtures had burnt out and we were short on replacement 40W bulbs, so yesterday afternoon I stopped by the Menards store to pick some up. I usually just get the Sylvania packs of 4 bulbs; they work fine, give off […]

Found — World’s Biggest Bond Fan

( Cars! andFun! )

Cincinnatti banker Harry Yeaggy is officially the biggest James Bond fan. At least the biggest one as measured by the amount one is willing (and able) to pay for Bond memorabilia. Yeaggy bought the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that was driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger and Thunderball. There were only two bids on the […]

Obama on Mythbusters?

The President of The United States of America is going to be a guest on an upcoming episode of Mythbusters. Hmmmm… Could they be trying to figure out whether the ballooning national debt really creates jobs outside of the Federal bureaucracy? Or maybe they’ll delve into the mystery behind Barack Obama’s dwindling poll numbers. Actually, […]

BMWotD — The M2 That Never Was

Here’s a sweet little one-of-a-kind BMW that BMW never built (but should have); the ///M2. Yes, the M2 isn’t an official model produced by BMW; just the creative conglomeration of a 1972 BMW 2002tii with an e30 M3 drivetrain transplant. The engine in this car is the 4-cylinder DOHC S14; the original 4-speed transmission was […]

Whose Money Is It Anyway?

Over the last few years, I’ve heard rumors that the politicians in Washington might make a grab at our personal 401k accounts to help stave off the coming entitlement crisis, but I had no idea it might be coming so soon. Democrats in the Senate on Thursday held a recess hearing covering a taxpayer bailout […]

The Wheels Are Falling Off!

( Fun! andPolitics )

The President, in the middle of a speech on the importance of education, says, “We cannot sustain…” Guess “we can’t sustain” a firm hold on the Presidential Seal. Could this be a sign? These things don’t happen without reason. How long before the rest of the wheels end up in the ditch? 😉

I’d Like An M5, Please. To Go.

I just bumped into this essay while searching for something totally unrelated to BMW M5’s… I know the BMWotD thing is usually highlighting a particular car, this is well worth making an exception. It’s a marvelous piece of writing (by a guy — prizefighter — from Minneapolis) and a great description of why I got […]