Friday, October 31, 2014

Kentucky Democrat is not Barack Obama

The Dems are going to lose the Senate on Tuesday, thanks to Obama's low approval ratings in many states. Here is Alison Grimes, who is running as a Democrat in Kentucky against soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Grimes, by the way, recently thought that Israel's Iron Dome missile system somehow kept Palestinians from attacking Israel via underground tunnels.

Speaking of McConnell, remember #mcconnelling?

Citroen CX Coast-to-Coast

Chris just bought a CX, and I hope to get a ride in it this weekend. (Whadayasay?) Here is a neat promo film of a couple of CXes driving from NYC to San Francisco.

Happy Halloween!

I only watched two black and white TV shows as a kid. The Munsters and The Three Stooges. Did you know the actress who played Marilyn was the daughter of the U.S. Treasurer?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Amy Poehler

The comedienne has a memoir out and was interviewed on Fresh Air. She seemed very humble, down-to-earth, and funny.

Here she was at the Golden Globes. The James Cameron joke was the best.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Abandoned supercars

More here.

H/t to Peter.

Jay Leno's Mercedes 600

Now that's a car! H/t to mtc, aka Motoring Con Brio.

My former partner had one of these in the '80s. One of his clients couldn't pay his fee so he accepted a 600 in lieu of cash. I have to ask him more about it.

Monday, October 27, 2014

State Farm Lamborghini ad

I just like the way the owner dances at the end.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Diecast car dioramas

Ozmac, you've got competition.

H/t to Peter.

Afghanistan's first and only cosmonaut

If you have an hour this weekend, I highly, highly recommend this documentary.

It's the late '80s. The Soviets were winding down their war in Afghanistan and needed positive PR. The rest is history. Great archival footage of pre-Taliban Kabul (exposed women's hair!) and of the Soviet space program. The burly mission commander is a hoot too. It's a fantastic story.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Canadian Sergeant-at-Arms

Here he was, just after the guard was shot, and before he killed the terrorist.

And here is a standing ovation for him, today.