Sunday, October 22, 2017

US versus Taliban

Talk about your asymmetrical warfare.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Porsche Panamera wagon

This car totally flew under the radar for me.

I have yet to see one in real life. Our local dealer is supposed to have two stocked soon. They start at under $100,000, but the ones that will be at the dealer will both be Turbos, selling for $167,670 and $176,300!

Two traditional Virginia meals

These were from my recent trip.

First up, we have a Southern/Soul Food lunch from Mama J's in the historically African-American quarter of Richmond called Jackson Ward. The sides-- cornbread, greens, and macaroni and cheese-- were the standouts. The catfish was good too, but I should have just ordered one piece instead of two. My eyes were clearly bigger than my stomach. The secret ingredient was salt.

Another memorable meal was lunch at The Roanoker. On the trip, I learned about the difference between City Ham and Country Ham. City Ham is what we consider "ham" outside of Virginia. It is preserved with nitrates. Country Ham is what they eat in Virginia. The bone is kept in and it is preserved with salt.

Again, the sides were the stars of the show. The fresh biscuits, green beans, and garden tomatoes were fantastic.

Who are these F1/COTA VIPs?

Tarlan is working Turn 3 this weekend. The guy on the left is Tavo Hellmund. Who are the other guys?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

1991 Pontiac Trans Am GTA test

A guy in my high school had a new white one. What a stud!

Tracey Ullman interview

When Fox was a brand new baby TV network in the 1980s, it had a few hilarious and innovative shows-- The Tracey Ullman Show and Married with Children. Ullman was interviewed recently by Marc Maron and is worth a listen.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ben bought a Czech radio truck!

Totally normal. It's a 1963 Praga V3S communications truck. It has a top speed of 34 miles per hour and took forever to drive the 200 miles to Ben's home.

Thanks for sharing, man!

New car show starring Orlove and Ballaban

Raphael is one of my favorite car people out there. I am so happy for him and his weirdo fondness for cars. The show premiers on Fusion TV tomorrow night.