Thursday, October 29, 2020

Marketing the Ferrari Roma

I saw a promoted tweet about the Ferrari Roma. Something about chapter 4 of La Nuova Dolce Vita. Nice cinematography. But the verbal content was marketing gibberish.

The intro clip has 3,000,000 views.

But chapter one barely has 7,000.

After watching this uninspired series, I went on YouTube to see if there are any reviews. But it's just a bunch of social media influencers posting nonsense about the Roma. Ferrari let these know-nothings have access to the car!

Except this guy knows what he's talking about. But barely anyone (8,000 people) has watched it. While some lifestyle blogger is raking in millions of views. What a world.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Can Taiwan fend off a PRC invasion?

This is a sobering and detailed article that is definitely worth a read. And here's a video of a hypothetical bombing of an American base in Guam by a PRC bomber.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Friday, October 16, 2020

Electric Land Cruiser for mining

 H/t to Ramon. Here is the brochure.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Lexus minivan

  • Seats four
  • 26" screen on wall
  • fridge can hold two wine bottles
  • I love it

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Old Dolphin RV in new Toyota ad


Weird Hyundai Sonata lights

 I saw the new Sonata today and the lights are WEIRD.

Matt Farah's garage is finally open

If you listen to The Smoking Tire podcast, you've heard about Farah's garage project. Well, it's finally done. It's probably not the best time to open, but I wish him the best.

China's Belt and Road podcast

I am listening to this informative 9-part podcast series by a former PRI correspondent.

The episodes so far:

1. Intro

2. Central Asia

3. Italy

4. Southeast Asia

5. Panama and Mexico

6. Arctic

The new Popemobile is a Toyota Mirai!


Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Japan's shut-ins

This is a pretty sobering article. Due to Japan's decades-long economic stagnation, millions of Gen Xers are living depressing lives at home with their parents, unemployed and without partners.

Article here.

Protestors versus cops in Kyrgyzstan

 Wait for it...

US navy drone ship Sea Hunter

 It runs on diesel and can travel from San Diego to Tokyo and back without refueling.

Saturday, October 03, 2020

The past, present, and future of Jeep

 Watch this informative documentary, with guest analyst Ed K!