Monday Mish Mosh

I’m not writing about this today:


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That is a picture of a bowl of Mish Mosh Soup from Canter’s in Los Angeles. Mish Mosh Soup usually consists of chicken broth, a matzo ball (a dumpling made using matzo meal), a kreplach (Jewish ravioli), cooked chicken, and egg noodles. Well, I guess I am writing about this today.


From yesterday’s post:



I’ll explain what that “means” in a few days.


Well, I can explain today. Coosrababanos is a fictional word that has resided in my brain for many, many years. I don’t know the origin although seeing Coos Bay, Oregon written for the first time is a possibility.

From time to time I have put that “word” in an Internet search engine (I use the engine that rhymes with ping, not the one from the Evil Empire) and never had any results. I decided to publish Coosrababanos in a post to see how long it would take to appear in an Internet search, if ever.

Yesterday’s post was published about 11:30 AM local time. By 5 PM yesterday afternoon, searching for Coosrababanos returned my post from yesterday.

I thought it would take days for the “word” to yield any results, if it ever showed up in a search at all. I never expected it would just take hours. This is an example of the power, for good and for bad, of the Internet.


From Corvette Blogger comes this piece (and some pictures) about the more than 100 Corvettes damaged by the tornado that struck the Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Chevrolet/General Motors has decided to send these cars to the crusher because “of the potential for contamination and damage to the electronics from the water that got inside the plant and onto these open cars.”

The C8 has had more than its share of bad luck. Remember that the first UAW strike in many years affected production along with the damn virus and the related computer chip shortage.

I will lodge a complaint against C8 drivers. Chevrolet is proud of the fact that more than 60 percent of C8 buyers have never owned any Chevrolet before, let alone a Corvette. Well, these C8 drivers don’t seem to know that they are supposed to wave when they see another Corvette on the road, regardless of generation.

Virtually every time that I or my wonderful wife have waved at a Corvette and not had it returned has been from a C8. C’mon, folks, get with the program!


This is an interesting article from Hagerty about what “they got right and wrong” about 2021. Without reading the piece, would anyone like to guess the prediction that this picture represents and whether or not Hagerty was right?



Maybe the wheels are a give-away. Hagerty predicted that restomods would sell for more than original cars in 2021. This picture is a 1959 Corvette restomod that sold for $825,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction that took place in March, 2021 instead of its usual occurrence in January. Hagerty points out that a maxed-out, concours level ’59 Vette has an average value of $243,000. They also show a chart comparing restomod and original models of various cars. I’ll let you read for yourself, but the gist is that for every type of car they showed in the chart, restomods sold for more than originals.

Of course, 10-15 years ago it was considered blasphemous to restomod an old Corvette. Human beings are not very good at predicting the future. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.








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