If you’ve been watching the US Open Championships this week, you probably recognize this guy:
Denis Shapovalov, phenom from Canada
I first saw him beat Rafa Nadal a few weeks ago in a tournament in Montreal. Now he’s cutting a similar swath through the men’s bracket at the Open.
I’m pulling for him.
But I am distracted by his hat. It is always cinched so tight.
I have to wear caps like that at the widest possible position. Some don’t fit me at all. Which begs the question…
How small is Denis’ head? And how big is mine?
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Tagged Denis Shapovalov, hats, Humor, Rafa Nadal, Sports, Television, tennis, US Open
Television news anchors will be reciting Morton Salt‘s famed slogan “When it rains, it pours” ad nauseam tonight after a wall collapsed at a plant outside Chicago, spilling salt all over cars in an Acura dealership next door.
Within minutes, two separate delivery trucks carrying lemons and bottles of tequila crashed into that very same lot.
No one was injured, but many people were reportedly smashed.
Posted in Advertising, Automobiles, Comedy, Entertainment, Foods, Humor, Life, News, Shopping, Travel
Tagged Acura, advertising, advertising slogan, automobiles, car dealership, Chicago, comedy, delivery truck, entertainment, factory, Humor, injuries, lemon, life, Morton Salt, news, news anchor, salt, shopping, smashed, tequila, Travel, TV news, when it rains it pours
File this under News of the Weird:
As I was walking Rory toward the park, I saw a car stalled in one of the lanes on Central Park West. A taxi cab was behind it, and a police car after that. As we approached, the police officers were opening the car doors.
Everyone in the car was fast asleep. The driver was slumped over the wheel. The passenger in the back was laid out flat.
The officer poked them both with his nightstick. It took awhile to wake them up, but eventually they both roused.
A million scenarios from TV and movies went through my mind. Did someone hijack their car and knock them out? Were they overcome by fumes? Were they victims of alien abduction? But it’s probably like a friend of mine said…
They just passed out drunk at the light.
Posted in Automobiles, Cars, Humor, Life, transportation, Travel
Tagged alien abduction, automobiles, cab, cars, Central Park, Central Park West, Dogs, drunk, fumes, hijack, Humor, life, New York City, news of the weird, nightstick, park, police car, sleeping driver, sleeping passenger, stalled car, taxi, traffic, traffic stop, transportation
While we were all busy preparing for this weekend’s exciting Final Four college basketball tourney, Mazda issued a recall on the 2010-2012 model Mazda 6 sedans…
Because of spiders in the gas tank.
I know this sounds like a headline from The Onion, but it’s actually the second time Mazda has recalled the 6 sedan because spiders “may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line.” Apparently a spider web could create pressure and even a potential crack in the fuel tank.
Wait a minute — is this really a recall? Or reverse movie product placement?
(You gotta admit, it would be ‘amazing.’)
Posted in Animals, Automobiles, Entertainment, Humor, Movies, Shopping
Tagged animals, automobiles, college basketball, entertainment, Final Four, fuel tank, gas tank, headline, Humor, Mazda, Mazda 6 sedan, Movies, NCAA tournament, product placement, recall, shopping, spider bite, spider web, spiders, The Amazing Spiderman, The Onion
I sold my car when I moved to Boston in 2000, and I would never want a car here in Manhattan.
But perhaps the right car could change my mind —
Only in New York City…
Posted in Automobiles, Cars, Design, Humor, Life, transportation
Tagged automobiles, Boston, cars, design, Humor, life, Manhattan, New York City, paint job
I’m no gamer, but even I’ve heard of Grand Theft Auto.
Candy Crush Saga, it’s not.
It’s criminals or criminal-wannabes in the big city, trying to rise through the ranks in organized crime. Underworld kingpins give you different missions to complete, and violence ensues.
It wouldn’t be my cup of tea, and I’m sure a lot of parents wouldn’t want their kids playing it either.
But Grand Theft Auto V has another problem — it allows players to ‘run over, behead and kill animals’ as part of the game.
Jack Carone of In Defense of Animals, an animal rights organization, is calling for a boycott of GTA because of this senseless inclusion of animal violence.
If you agree that there should be a GTA boycott — as I do — vote “YES” in the poll at the end of the TMZ article.
Speak up for those without a voice!
Posted in Animals, Automobiles, Children, Games, Internet, Life, News, Technology
Tagged animal violence, animals, automobiles, Candy Crush Saga, children, criminals, gamer, games, Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft Auto V, GTA, GTA boycott, IDA, In Defense of Animals, Internet, Jack Carone, kingpin, life, news, organized crime, technology, TMZ, underworld, violence
Look at the nifty decal my airport taxi was sporting tonight:
While I appreciate the sentiment, based on my experience with cyclists in the city, they need the safe driving reminder.
The suckers will hit anything that moves.
And yes, I am generalizing…based on a wealth of first-hand experience.
Posted in Automobiles, Cars, Commentary, Humor, Life, transportation, Travel
Tagged airport, automobiles, bicycles, cars, cyclists, decals, Humor, life, New York City, safe driving, taxis, transportation, Travel, wheelie
I hailed a cab to take me to downtown last night — nothing unusual about that. But as soon as we pulled away from the curb, there was a flash of lights and sirens behind us.
From another cab.
An undercover taxi cab police car.
I didn’t even know they existed! But my taxi driver said the police have undercover taxis, town cars — you name it — all waiting to take down unsuspecting lawbreakers.
Which filled my head with this scene:
A New York City bus pulls up to a stop. But it’s not a real bus — it’s an undercover police bus! Filled with SWAT team members. All armed and dangerous. Who run out of the bus and into the streets.
That’s all I got so far. But I like it.
To be continued…
Posted in Automobiles, Cars, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Movies, Television, transportation, Writing
Tagged automobiles, bus, bus stop, cabs, cars, city bus, entertainment, lawbreakers, lights, movie, New York City, police bus, police story, siren, SWAT, taxi cabs, taxis, Television, towncars, transportation, undercover police, writing
Do you know what these stickers mean?
My friend Karen encountered them today during her travels.
She doesn’t know what they are. Her Facebook friends (including me) don’t know. And my Google image search didn’t turn up anything either. So now I am widening her appeal —
What the what?
I have to say…I did find a lot of other interesting minivan stickers during my brief image search. Take a look!
Posted in Automobiles, Cars, Design, Family, Humor, Life, Writing
Tagged automobiles, baby on board, cars, design, Facebook, family, Google, Humor, Internet, life, minivan, search, Star Wars, stickers, windshield, writing