Thanks to everybody who came out to Bone Daddy’s in Grapevine last week! We’ll do it again at the end of February at the same location. Bone Daddy’s House of Smoke 1720 William D Tate Avenue Grapevine, TX 76051 (817) 251-0835. Make sure to bring your title because John will be writing checks for vehicle. Check out the pics of car he bought last week.
Looks like the media has achieved its goal of convincing parents that the second you let your children out of your sight, something bad is going to happen to them. According to the National Household Travel Survey, 75% of parents now drive their children to school. In 1969, it was only 15%. And parents drive their kids even though at least half of the school-age children in this country live within two miles of their schools.
In a lot of cases, parents do it because they’re worried about their children walking . . . they’re afraid their kids will get hit by cars, bullied, approached by predators, or all of the above.
But there’s another reason the number has gone up, and it’s not related to ‘helicopter parenting’ . . . you know, where parents are always ‘hovering.’
It’s because there are more two-car families now than there were in 1969, so there’s a car available to drive the kids to school.
And even though half of kids live within two miles of their schools . . . the kids who don’t live within two miles of the school often live further away than kids a few decades ago, so driving them is a faster option than having them take the bus.
The Real Deal prank calls a person trying to sell his Suburban via Craig’s List.
All this time, I’ve been thinking I should make more money and get myself a sweet BMW or Mercedes. Cars.com says I’m DEAD WRONG. They just put out their list of the best cars of 2011, and number one is . . . the KIA Optima. It beat out the BMW 5 Series, which finished second. The people at Cars.com say, quote, “The Optima delivers outstanding fuel efficiency and a good driving experience. “Family cars are often criticized for playing it safe. Kia’s Optima does not. It will look good years from now. The cabin’s contours and upscale materials recall pricier Saab and Audi interiors.” The Optima sells for $19,000 to $26,000. The five runners-up to the Kia Optima are the BMW 5 Series, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Volt, Honda Odyssey, and Nissan Leaf.
When Lennon passed his driving test in 1965, luxury car dealers lined up to be the ones to give him a suitably impressive car. One stood out: a light-blue 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe, which Lennon bought. So says Bonhams, which is auctioning off the car on Feb. 5 in Paris.
The Ferrari has attracted a pre-sale estimate of up to $230,000.
Bonhams quotes from author Philip Norman, who, in his biography John Lennon – A Life, says Lennon had his choice of Maseratis, Aston Martins, and Jaguar XK-E. He ended up paying 2,000 English pounds for the Ferrari.’
The auction house points out that Lennon’s Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine is far better known, especially after he had it given a psychedelic paint job. But he wasn’t the ostentatious sort. His garage also had a Mini. Now that seems more like a car for a revolutionary.
I’m not sure what excuse you can give to a cop that’ll get you out of a DUI . . . but this isn’t even CLOSE to a contender.
In Kretzyn, Poland, police pulled over a 54-year-old driver . . . who had a GOAT in his car . . . and was swerving. His blood-alcohol was three times the legal limit and they told him he was going to be arrested for drunk driving.
His excuse? His goat was, quote, “lonely” and he was escorting him on a date at a friend’s farm, where they’d met a female goat. Quote, “[We] had some vodkas to break the ice, then more to celebrate, and by the time we left, [I] was very drunk.”
For some reason, the cops still arrested him. He’s looking at losing his license and possible prison time.
A Man Is Caught With a Stolen Car But Tells the Cops That He Didn’t Steal It, He Paid For It . . . With Bags of Meth
I’m torn on meth. On one hand, it’s a terrible plague that’s causing countless problems in this country. On the other hand . . . it’s also giving us some of the most AMAZING idiot criminals we’ve ever had.
26-year-old Jerry Wayne Means of Marmet, West Virginia, is one of those. Over the weekend, he was pulled over driving an Oldsmobile Intrigue that had been reported stolen. But Jerry had a perfectly reasonable explanation for the cops.
Jerry explained that he’d bought the car from its owner by paying for it with . . . a couple of $50 bags of meth. He was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, delivery of methamphetamine, and not having a license.
Ever since everyone got cell phones, we’ve heard how dangerous it is to use them in cars. Every study, survey, report, statistic, analysis, number crunch, and “Oprah” episode has found that using a cell phone horribly distracts you.
UNTIL NOW. A new study from economists at the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics has found that driving while talking on your cell phone actually makes you SAFER… Seriously! (more…)
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