End Of An Era

This probably sounds unnecessarily melodramatic to you, but I am lamenting the fact that this is the last post I will make with this computer. My new one is supposed to arrive today.

I am also lamenting the fact that my new computer will almost certainly be the first one that will not pay for itself many times over. The longest I’ve managed to stay in a non-baseball office job is one year. For much of my work life I have been an independent contractor and, fortunately, had long stretches when I was able to find “gigs.” Unfortunately, those days are almost certainly over.

Bye Bye, Asus.

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The SUV boom is dangerous for pedestrians as noted here. According to the CarBuzz post, an investigation by the Detroit Free Press and USA Today found that pedestrian deaths have increased 46% since 2009 and the boom in SUVs may be the leading cause. I will also chime in that distracted drivers AND distracted pedestrians HAVE to be playing a role in this increase. The article states that, “Federal regulators have known for years that SUVs are at least twice as likely as cars to kill pedestrians due to their higher profile, but have done little to combat the issue.” GET YOUR FACE OUT OF YOUR PHONE AND BUY A CAR!

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What do you think of this car? I took this photo at the 2017 Barrett-Jackson auction at Mohegan Sun. This is a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda (yes, a defunct American make) hardtop coupe as opposed to a fastback coupe or convertible. About 28,000 of the hardtop coupes were produced for the 1967 model year compared to about 30,000 fastbacks and 4,000 convertibles.

I am not really a big fan of Mopar, but I like the styling of the second generation Barracuda. This car is not a contender for my Ultimate Garage, but I wouldn’t turn one down. Once again, I would like to read what cars would make your Ultimate Garage.

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