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Monthly Archives: October, 2016

A YOGI’S MAGNIFICENT RIDE

OR “A MAGNIFICENT YOGI’S Ride.” Either way, it describes the 1929 Minerva AM owned by Oom the Magnificent. This Minerva ranks as one of the largest and most lavish automobiles … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

WE’RE ALL KIDS

THOUGH WE’RE ALL kids at heart, most of us won’t fit in wonderful enthusiasts’ cars specifically fabricated for kids. Here are three, one whose drivers included le Patron’s son and … Continue reading

October 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

ON CITIZEN$HIP

IF YOU FLEE U.S. citizenship in early November, have I got a plan for you! The September 22, 2016, issue of London Review of Books has “Our Citizenship is Expensive!” … Continue reading

October 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

SCIENCE BITES

THAT IS, “BITES” in the sense of tidbits. In perusing my weekly Science magazine of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, I regularly encounter things that lead to … Continue reading

October 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

54.5 OR WHAT?

PITY THE HARD-WORKING automotive engineer. Or, should we decry the shortsightedness of people buying new vehicles? Or what about blaming government regulation for the current and approaching conundrums? Since 2012, … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

OUR AXIOMATIC FOUNDING FATHER

“WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS to be self-evident” begins the second paragraph of the United States Declaration of Independence. Its author Thomas Jefferson then enumerates these truths: “that all men are … Continue reading

October 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

TUNISIA TRIPPIN’–1908

I’VE BEEN ENJOYING harissa, the traditional Tunisian hot sauce. My jar of this condiment comes from Trader Joe’s, though it is made in Tunisia. Thus, I feel compelled to learn … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

PRINCE MICHAEL ROMANOFF–RESTAURANTEUR AND CON ARTIST

LET’S CELEBRATE PRINCE Michael Romanoff; he, of the famed Beverly Hills restaurant. For those keeping track of such things, this is in my on-going (albeit far from contiguous) celebration of … Continue reading

October 2, 2016 · 3 Comments

SUPPORTERS RUN AMOK AFTER POL LOSES ELECTION

SO THERE’S THIS rough-talking politician. He has run an innovative campaign, even to dropping leaflets from an airplane and landing in the fields to speak to voters. He loses the … Continue reading

October 1, 2016 · 3 Comments