I think Top Gear and Car Talk are similar in this way; attractive to a vast market of people who both care and don't care about cars. These 5 men and their supporting staff were geniuses of entertainment who just happened to share a passion for cars and making people feel fuzzy on the inside. » 3/26/15 9:41am Thursday 9:41am

The death penalty is not the issue with this and many other miscarriages of justice. 25 years of this lady's life were taken from her, a punishment heaped upon her after the heinous murder of her son. From every conceivable angle this should be infuriating to anyone with a pulse. » 3/24/15 10:54pm Tuesday 10:54pm

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. I tried not too long ago to synthesize in a few words why this book was so important to me but I can't. It just was. » 3/24/15 7:45am Tuesday 7:45am

Another major inconvenience the author is missing is most 56k connections were billed by the minute and/or had a monthly minute limit; as far as I recall nobody had always-on internet on a 56k modem. If you're just spoofing download speeds today theoretically that Metallica album is landing on your machine eventually. » 3/23/15 3:08pm 3/23/15 3:08pm

Since you brought up the streetcar not being profitable thing... which public services actually make a profit in our great country? Not roads, not police (even tho they ticket you to hell and back). What exactly about living in modern society bothers you? » 3/18/15 10:37pm 3/18/15 10:37pm

I drove a '98 (so the same generation as your 2001) EX 4cyl 299,000 miles. My parents bought it new and i took over ownership at around 200k. Here's my take: » 3/18/15 8:34am 3/18/15 8:34am

"Tidy" in the same way that someone who owns a hardtop wrangler has a hoist in their garage. As much as I too am tempted by this siren there's probably a really good reason it doesn't exist. » 3/18/15 7:56am 3/18/15 7:56am

Agreed. 1,000 hours not spent with his son, I might add. He built this for himself, not his kid. I have so many (kid-inspired) projects that get shelved because of lack of time - if you don't stay on top of stuff one day you'll be clearing out unfinished projects that your kids are just too old for anymore. » 3/17/15 8:09am 3/17/15 8:09am