Posts Tagged ‘car’
Via Stanley Roberts of KRON-TV’s People Behaving Badly comes this “viral” (just two views so far, but the day is young) video.
The driver of this ride should have his/her license pulled until somebody in authoritah can figure out what went wrong:
But that’s not going happen, ’cause driving is a right, and not a privilege. In California, anyway.
I call this real red light running because it’s obvious that the errant driver entered the intersection on a red light (and I’m basically saying that the color of the light when a driver exits doesn’t matter and that peds need to wait for an intersection to clear whether or not they have a green. In California, anyway.) I don’t know if there was any bad behavior on the part of the ped(s).
The saving grace is that a lot of people who don’t know what they’re doing behind the wheel drive real slow. This is a possible drunkie…
How is This Official SFGov SFMTA Red-Painted Parking Space Labelled “CAR SHARE” If It’s Only for Avis RENTAL CAR?Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
Help me out here, Gentle Reader. This formerly public parking space is now a private parking space, one that’s being rented out to Avis Rent a Car System, LLC, aka the Avis Budget Group.
But Avis isn’t actually “sharing” cars with you, it’s renting cars to you, right?
Is this what they call “framing?” Why is the SFMTA “framing” issues for Avis this way? Was Ron Conway involved with this? David Chiu?
I don’t get it.
So, just as soylent green is people, Zipcar is Avis, and CAR SHARE is CAR RENTAL, right?
What am I missing here?
The Dashcams of Taiwan: Incredible Video of the Crash of Transasia Flight GE235 – Sullenberger-Style River Landing Saves Some Lives?Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
Nothing goes unrecorded by the car dash cams of Taiwan:
TransAsia Airways Flight 235 looks to have lost a lot of power from its left engine. But assuming that the propeller blades of the failing engine were feathered to lessen drag, there’s no reason why a properly-loaded ATR 72 shouldn’t have been able to climb out to a safe altitude using the remaining engine.
There appears to be a lot of data recorded on this crash, so they mystery should be solved soon…
Rare Sighting of a Maybach in Frisco – A “Remarkably Clumsy” 20-Foot-Long Car – The Rolling Mistake from Mercedes-BenzTuesday, February 3rd, 2015
This thing is so big, it don’t even fit in the viewfinder:
Now here’s the middle part of it:
I haven’t seen a Maybach in Frisco since The Aughts. And then there was that time I think I saw another one back in aught-seven, perhaps doing service for our local Consulate General of India.
I’ll tell you, this particular ride above appears to have come straight from Los Angeles. It sure doesn’t belong here.
Anywho, the bones of these failed beasts, these discontinued orphan cars, date to the Reagan era.
According to Fortune Magazine, after missing out on the chance to purchase Rolls-Royce and Bentley when they were up for sale in the 1990s, “Mercedes backpedaled and decided it needed to be in the ultra-luxury business too, but it went after it in a remarkably clumsy way.” Fortune stated that the first Maybach models had poor driving dynamics compared to its contemporaries from Rolls-Royce and Bentley, as “Mercedes took an aging S-class chassis and plopped an absurdly elongated body on it … rather than develop a new car from the wheels up, as BMW did with Rolls-Royce, or cleverly use the underpinnings of an existing model like the Volkswagen Phaeton for a new Bentley.” Furthermore, Maybachs were never advertised as owner-driven vehicles, as the company believed that the luxury amenities would be sufficient to sell and they even insisted that auto journalists (who usually test drive the vehicle) ride in the backseat.
All right, let’s say ba-bye:
If the United States figured Taiwan for a genuine country, this diplomat’s ride would have a light blue license plate from the Feds.
It can’t, so the next best thing is this.
As seen on Market:
So Taiwan ends up with these FOREIGN ORGANIZATION plates.