Ask anyone that has moved to the United States from a country that has a different casual greeting how this question is an ingrained way of saying hello. When I moved here from Canada in the 1990's the defacto greeting in Canada was "How are you today?" and the defacto answer was "Good and you?" » 3/17/15 12:49pm 3/17/15 12:49pm

I rewatched it recently when I was sick and it is still awesome. The music, the acting and the badness are all great. I think if it had a different canned soundtrack or something it wouldn't have the same impact but you should rewatch it. It is still bitchin'! » 3/09/15 12:45pm 3/09/15 12:45pm

What I have learned as an occasional pedestrian, bicycle commuter and driver of the family car through traffic is ignoring someone, waving and smiling or just slowing and getting out of the way will always yield way less potential for danger than even just shaking a middle digit out the window. Too many times when I… » 2/18/15 2:41pm 2/18/15 2:41pm

I'll chime in with my 04 SVT. It is a great car, amazing brakes, drives like it has way more than 170 hp but never feels like it is dangerous, like it will just punt you off the road. Never having driven a Miata I suspect that it is similar in its ability to make the road more delicious without the risk endangering… » 2/03/15 7:04pm 2/03/15 7:04pm

Right down here you can see the future replacement, and by future I mean an alternate future where the drill didn't break down and the process of removing it via excavation didn't sink the surrounding area by inches. That future. The one where Seattle is smart enough to not do a big dig design build. » 1/21/15 12:19pm 1/21/15 12:19pm

I also agree on this. I found that Children of Men the book was a heart wrenching final chapter to humans. The end coming to man as all things do, through senseless violence and the movie was an example of extraordinary survival through unsurvivable violence and set ups to deliver a happy ending so to speak. The book… » 11/22/14 5:52pm 11/22/14 5:52pm

I was sitting in traffic one day in Tucson and a car in front of me stopped and waved another car that was exiting a parking lot through. What the car in front of me couldn't see was that a flat bed tow truck was coming in the left turn lane in the opposing direction.

He kept waving this guy through and I was trying… » 11/21/14 3:52pm 11/21/14 3:52pm

I am going to come in here and say that the IT Crowd was funny because they had 4 shows per season. They could pack each episode with funny, to its gills in fact because they only needed to make those 4 shows per season. » 10/17/14 10:10pm 10/17/14 10:10pm

With all the science wonks and engineering geeks they had on this, how did they not put in a kinetic charging option. They have been using these for ages in other watches and I'm sure that the e-juice this uses is considerable but with the price and small kinetic generator could really eke out some extra battery time.… » 9/10/14 7:39pm 9/10/14 7:39pm

I think about how we demand full curtain airbags on our cars but still ride with helmets that are essentially the same as when they were first modified from the previous hard plastic shell eps motorcycle style helmets into what is essentially the current concept of thin plastic covering and foam.

Technology has given… » 9/10/14 7:29pm 9/10/14 7:29pm

The failed in america because you can get a car with similar gas mileage for the same price that seats four and doesn't raid the MB parts bin meaning maintenance and insurance costs are lower. If they had seen fit to bring the much more efficient diesel version, which is the one I have mostly seen abroad, with its… » 9/09/14 12:52pm 9/09/14 12:52pm

I'm going to argue that there is a difference between a continuation and a sequel. The continuation would be in the vein Lord of the Rings. We wouldn't have wanted to see them end after the first movie because it was just the first step in the serial telling of a long story. It couldn't stand on its own outright… » 9/08/14 6:51pm 9/08/14 6:51pm