Riding with my father-in-law in the vehicle is one of the worst experiences in the driving world. He does a sharp intake of breath and grabs the door handle when he sees people walking (50’ away) whenever a car backs out of a parking space, regardless of distance to the vehicle we’re in, when another vehicle changes… » 4/08/15 11:58am 4/08/15 11:58am

The world created in Isaac Asimov's Foundation series is one I find horribly depressing. They have this incredible technology and have populated the entire galaxy but depending on whether someone lives on a backwater planet or one of the more progressive planets they are either living equivalent to medieval serfs or… » 4/07/15 1:24pm 4/07/15 1:24pm

I don't want to pay $40 for a bunch of channels I don't watch, I want to choose each channel individually and pay them a few bucks a month. why is Apple etc. just rehashing the ridiculous bundle idea?! » 3/17/15 7:21pm 3/17/15 7:21pm

I see your 90s Land Cruiser and I raise you a 90's diesel Mercedes 300-class station wagon. It performs everything as reliably and slowly as your Toyota with half the ground clearance and a fraction of the topheaviness. » 2/13/15 8:17pm 2/13/15 8:17pm

At the risk of sounding abominably cynical, I tend to assume that everything in an ad is fake, especially when they're focusing on the feeling I'd get from using whatever product or service they're selling. » 1/22/15 3:52pm 1/22/15 3:52pm

According to my parents, people that I would classify as cruising afficionados, Crystal is one of the most luxurious, especially for larger ships. This lady is truly living in the lap of luxury. » 1/22/15 3:47pm 1/22/15 3:47pm

I have read all but two of the Foundation books and I just cannot understand why they are considered to be so great. I've powered through them but just can't put them into context enough to enjoy them for what they are. They are boring. » 12/25/14 6:19pm 12/25/14 6:19pm

Oh God! My Dad has people tell him all the time all the "wrong" things he's done to his '56 Dodge pickup. My favorite are the experts who either a) get mad that he put a Hemi in it and it's not correct for the period (Hint, it's a hot rod truck now, he isn't exactly hiding the fact) or b) the experts who ask him what… » 12/15/14 11:57am 12/15/14 11:57am

You didn't do the most important thing, which would have solved the "I don't have a convenient mountain road to drive it on" problem: You never did a track day. Drag racing doesn't count. Bad Doug. Very bad Doug. » 12/08/14 4:55pm 12/08/14 4:55pm

My only knowledge of the prep it takes to get an F1 car moving comes from watching the original Top Gear when Hammond (attempts to) drive an older Lotus. It took an entire team of techs hours to get the car running. I wonder if this vehicle requires as much TLC? And if so, who is this driver who can afford to not only… » 11/13/14 2:20pm 11/13/14 2:20pm

I certainly hope that HBO isn't planning on charging more for a la carte than it costs to add them in a bundle with cable. I agree with other commenters, they will be pricing themselves out of the market. Those of us who chose to cut the cable did so for many reasons, saving money being a large one. » 10/17/14 1:00am 10/17/14 1:00am

We recently acquired a 2013 Ram (don't call it a Dodge, heaven forbid!). Four doors, short bed, electronic everything, nuclear missile launch capable. It's even got a power-sliding rear window because of course it does. It's ridiculous and it's nicer than my mother-in-law's Cadillac SRX. The only thing it doesn't have… » 10/16/14 5:07pm 10/16/14 5:07pm

So it sounds like you're in Arizona today? How lucky for you it's dropped below 100! Good luck, this sounds like an awful challenge and I hope you win. » 10/16/14 12:17pm 10/16/14 12:17pm