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.

Jean Claude Van Damme at 50

With my 40th quickly approaching, I can relate.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Nun sings "Like A Virgin"

Creepy. She recently won Italy's version of The Voice.

The original:

5 Citroen SM innovations

The rain sensing wipers are the most amazing...