I actually did most of my early driving in the cargo version of this guy... It had a Recaro suspension driver seat, manual, and as its best feature, a hiden compartment in the cargo area, for smuggling. We bought it after our Zastava 128 got too small, it was in great shape for being older than me... We would load it… » 8/19/14 9:23am Yesterday 9:23am

I started reading the Poisoner's Handbook, and they have a large section devoted to alcohol poisoning and denatured alcohol, but I don't remember them mentioning this. Very interesting - I find it fascinating that the country that prides itself on "freedom" had prohibition a century ago, black's/white's non-mixing… » 8/15/14 5:30pm Friday 5:30pm

Man, I would have been unbeatable at this game some 10 years ago. I worked for a scandinavian furniture store, and we sold tons of Club8 furniture, which is like slightly nicer Ikea stuff. I could assemble bookcases, dressers and nightstands like there was no tomorrow! » 8/15/14 4:48pm Friday 4:48pm

Rules are just words on a piece of paper... when tempers run wild, shit happens... regardless of what Tony Stewart did, Kevin Ward basically asked for it by walking on a hot track, at night, in a dark suit, just to point a f'in finger at someone that pissed him off earlier. For what he did, Darwin award was not a… » 8/15/14 2:16pm Friday 2:16pm

Matt, what does it take to be followed? I almost gave up on any posting last time you had this - posts would just get lost, regardless of how thoughtful they were. I used to be a starred commenter on IO9, and it is pretty obvious I am not a spammer and I'd just like to be able to comment once in a while without being… » 8/15/14 12:10pm Friday 12:10pm

1/6th of my income.... I could lease a BMW M5 with that, but I am leasing a Honda Pilot that is 1/3rd of my 1/6th of income. Paying a house mortgage, student loans, savings, bills etc consumes so much money that it would be irrational to spend 1/6th of my income on a car. » 8/14/14 11:57am Thursday 11:57am