The rebooted De Tomaso automobile company is building a limited-edition, zero-emission, track-only supercar. Why is this news? The De Tomaso P900 is NOT electric, but runs on synthetic fuels. Norman Choi, De Tomaso CEO, is my new hero. Here are his remarks as published in this Hagerty article:
“As a passionate automotive enthusiast, it is difficult for me to accept a silent EV-driven future. We believe that alternatives do exist, and the development of our new platform, driven by synthetic fuels, is our solution for keeping this shared passion for the theatre of combustion engines alive. This venture into synthetic fuels represents our commitment to the pursuit of a zero-emissions mobility future without sacrificing the crucial element which we all hold so dear— the soul and symphony of an engine.”
The soul and symphony of an engine. Amen! We believe that alternatives do exist. Double Amen! Here is a picture of the P 900.
“Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
I have been having health issues. (What a surprise…not.) Or have I? Physical exams have proven to be unremarkable and testing suggests I am very healthy. For example, this week my resting heart rate was measured at 63 BPM and my blood pressure at 110-over-70.
I am beginning to think my general state of ennui, of boredom is manifesting itself in physical issues. I have read in multiple places that many physicians think 80%-90% of illness in the “developed” world (I don’t think it’s as developed as its residents think) is the result of stress. That could apply to illness that cannot be confirmed by testing, I suppose.
I am having blood drawn today for more testing and since a Hemoglobin A1C level will be part of that testing, I am going to eat whatever I want at a breakfast shared with my wonderful wife AFTER they take blood. What’s the joke about the engraving on the tombstone of a hypochondriac? See, I told you I was sick.
I don’t really care if USC makes this year’s College Football Playoff (CFP), but much in the same way I rooted for Cincinnati to get in last year, I would much prefer that TCU make the four-team field instead of Ohio State or Alabama, not that I have anything against those schools’ football teams. By the way, the word is the people in charge of the CFP and who are trying to accelerate the expansion to 12 teams before 2026 have given the Rose Bowl “administrators” a deadline of today to accept CFP proposals. If the Rose Bowl refuses to agree, then it’s my understanding that playoff expansion will have to wait until 2026 AND that the Rose Bowl could then be left out of the playoff completely.
The arrogance of those in charge of the Rose Bowl is mind-boggling to me. They are going to cost the schools hundreds of millions of dollars and hurt one of their affiliated conferences, the Pac-12, that would benefit greatly by playoff expansion. Once again, the Rose Bowl is NOT bigger than college football.
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