Category Archives: Automobiles

Wheelie dangerous

Look at the nifty decal my airport taxi was sporting tonight:

cyclistsWhile 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.

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Police story

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.

undercover taxi police carAn 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…

Sign language

Do you know what these stickers mean?

minivan stickersMy 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!

star wars sticker

dysfunctional family

ass family

Playing in the dirt

Anyone who has owned a car has probably had this happen at one time or another…

wash meEveryone’s a critic.

But whereas the writers obviously have high standards for car cleanliness, car owners have never had high expectations in the presentation of the graffiti.

Oh, but we should.

‘Dirt Art’ is a thing…an amazing thing.  Some of the examples out there on the Internet will blow your mind.

dog poker dirt artbridge dirt art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right?

Now, I don’t have a car here in Manhattan, but if I did…

Complaints would really have to bring their A game.

Live long and…you know the rest

StarTrekIntoDarkness_FinalUSPosterIf Star Trek Into Darkness opens in your city today, I encourage you to see it.

I saw it yesterday in IMAX 3D, and it was amazing…especially the new enemy of the Federation portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch.

You know Sherlock on BBC?  He’s the one.

But if you can’t get to the movie theatre today or even this weekend — I understand there are people who can actually wait weeks and even months; go figure — take a look at the “Star Trek Challenge” Audi spot featuring Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto.

It’s too much fun.

Twinkle twinkle

Christmas lights seem to go up earlier and earlier each year.

I’ve seen them here in New York City for a couple of weeks already, and on the posts of friends on Facebook, too.

But here is one display that I would enjoy seeing year round…

Think they plug into the cigarette lighter?

Look both ways

I’m en route to New York City from Boston — Rory, I’ll be home soon — and we just passed the ubiquitous…

Deer crossing sign

Goodness knows they are a legitimate safety reminder.  Deer certainly seem to be attracted to roadways.

But it got me thinking (because I’m bored) —

Are there no other animals that cross the road?

Of course there is the ‘chicken who crossed the road’ joke…but what about other wildlife who might mosey across the highways and byways?  Don’t they deserve their own bright yellow sign?

Turns out they do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funny — suddenly I’m a lot less bored.