Category Archives: Car Talk

A man with priorities so far out of whack doesn’t deserve such a fine automobile.

I was listening to Car Talk┬áthis morning (we miss you, Tom!), and one of the callers said that he had 103 cars in his lifetime. That got my brain gears whirring, and I thought I would reminisce about the series … Continue reading

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Goodbye I-4! I won’t miss ya!

Today sees the end of a phase of my life that has lasted pretty much uninterrupted for 32 years. In 1981, I got my first real job and, naturally, that meant that I had to get dressed and ready to … Continue reading

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Curse you, iPhone!

As the Facebook and Twitter folks have seen by recent status updates, we had an automotive issue last night. What started out as a simple trip in pursuit of a cheesesteak sammich wound up costing us hundreds of dollars and … Continue reading

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And then one Dalek said to the other…

WHINY THE ELDER: I think The Doctor and The Master should team up and fight the Bachelor and his Associate. PEPPERKAT: Where do you come up with this crap? And WHY??? Continue reading

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One last Christmas story…

I have divulged our goofy “Eve” traditions in the past (Christmas Eve eating junk food supper in the car while driving around looking at lights; New Year’s Eve going to a midnight movie…in one year and out the other). So, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Five things you don’t want to hear your daughter, the student driver, say…

1. I get confused. Which is “right” and which is “left”? 2. This car doesn’t have enough “oomph”! 3. There’s not supposed to be an arrow coming towards me! 4. Ahhh! Wrong pedal! Wrong pedal! 5. I warned you back … Continue reading Continue reading

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Why I pity my future son and daughter-in-law, #627

Riding around this weekend, somehow, my evil spawn got it into their heads to have theme weddings. Pepperkat wants to have a pirate wedding in full costume. Arr, will ye take this here scallywag to be yer lawfully wedded… and … Continue reading Continue reading

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Ominous Tidings

ME: So, you’re going out for a driving lesson? MRS: Yes, as soon as I do my exercises. ME: Ah. Want to be in shape to run from the fiery crash? MRS: No. There are no fiery crashes allowed. Isn’t … Continue reading Continue reading

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I am the egg man!

I was talking to Whiny in the car the other day when he said, “I wish they’d play I Am the Walrus on the radio.” “Wow,” I thought. “That’s wicked cool.” But my joy turned to horror when he further … Continue reading Continue reading

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One point away…

We played Trivial Pursuit the other night and one of the questions was What is the minimum IQ level considered “genius”? The sainted spouse knew this one immediately and told us the reason: “Both our kids are one point away.” … Continue reading Continue reading

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