Sunday, December 08, 2019

Tabasco factory tour

I put hot sauce on nearly everything. And Tabasco remains my favorite. My first taste of red Tabasco sauce was as a child in Japan. A restaurant served spaghetti on one of those fajita skillets and I put Tabasco on it. I didn't try green Tabasco until the late 1990s, when I put it on my omelet at a Wyoming diner with a dirt parking lot.

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Howard Stern interviews Hillary Clinton

This is an incredible interview. She opens up so much. She's even likable. Had she given this interview before the election, she might have won. But then again, she can only be this open because she lost. Intelligent, complicated woman.


Watch the entire 2.5 hour interview here.

Apathy would have been our president

Another election is coming up. I predict he will be re-elected.


Wednesday, December 04, 2019

New Bond film!

I'm excited, although I have zero recollection of the plots of the past Daniel Craig movies.


And here is an analysis of all the cars in the trailer.

Sunday, December 01, 2019

I spotted a Nissan X-Trail

These were never sold here. Perhaps it belonged to Canadians visiting family down here.



Popular tweets over Thanksgiving weekend





Chinese icebreakers

For years, China had Xue Long (snow dragon), a Ukrainian built icebreaker. China just built its own icebreaker, Xue Long 2.


It's pretty impressive, although the narration was definitely written by a non-native English speaker.

Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone

This is a ludicrous place but I kind of want to visit it. It is an area along the border of Thailand, Laos, and Burma. A Chinese businessman controls 80% of it (the Laotian government has the remainder). There is a casino and you can buy all sorts of contraband stuff, from tiger parts to heroin to even more unsavory things. It's sketchy as hell.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

World Leaders Cars (20)

181. Liechtenstein: Audi Q5. 2008 car: Audi A8.


182. Monaco: Lexus LS500h. 2007 car: Daimler.


183. Mongolia: Mercedes S-Class. 2007 car: Toyota Land Cruiser.


184. Mozambique: Toyota Land Cruiser. 2008 car: Toyota Land Cruiser.


185. San Marino: Audi A6. 2008 car: Lancia Thesis.


186. Sao Tome e Principe: Toyota Land Cruiser. 2008 car: BMW 7-Series.


187. Saudi Arabia: Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman. 2007 car: Maybach 62.


188. Tuvalu: Nissan Note. 2008 car: Mazda truck.


189. Tonga: Humber Super Snipe Pullman. 2007 car: London taxi.


Tally
Mercedes S-Class: 46
Toyota/Lexus Land Cruiser: 39
BMW 7-Series: 16
Lexus LS: 11
Audi A8: 10
Toyota/Lexus Land Cruiser Prado: 10
Mercedes Gelandewagen: 8
Chevy Suburban/GMC Yukon: 7
Audi A6: 2
BMW X5: 2
Jaguar: 2
Land Rover Discovery: 2
Mercedes-Maybach: 2
Range Rover: 2
Toyota Sequoia: 2
Audi Q5: 1Aurus Senat: 1
Cadillac: 1
Chevy: 1
Citroen DS7 Crossback: 1
Hongqi: 1
Honda Accord: 1
Humber Super Snipe Pullman: 1Hyundai Equus: 1
Hyundai Genesis: 1
Hyundai Santa Fe: 1
Isuzu MU-X: 1
Lancia Thema: 1
Land Rover Freelander: 1
Lincoln Navigator: 1
Lincoln Town Car: 1
Mercedes E-Class (old): 1
Mercedes E-Class convertible: 1
Mercedes GL: 1
Mercedes ML/GLE: 1
Nissan Note: 1Proton: 1
Rolls-Royce: 2
Skoda: 1
Toyota 4Runner: 1
Toyota RAV4: 1
VW Touareg: 1
VW Transporter: 1