Sunday Link Dump

Cousin of Core Memory Dump…


Thanks to Duncan for elaborating on the pros and cons of a Kappa platform convertible. He has owned a Solstice GXP for quite some time. He commented to me that if he didn’t already have “Mean Yellow” he might very well own a Cadillac XLR.

As I wrote to him and in the blog, the XLR is in the lead right now, but that means the actual purchase is almost certainly not in the near future. Our tax refund is not that large (nor should it ever be, otherwise you’re loaning a lot of money interest-free to the government) and we almost certainly have more things to take care of in the Goose Bumps house.


With little commentary here are a whole bunch of links and references to pieces from around the Internet:


From buccocapital: Crypto is a categorical, unequivocal, and absolute net-negative for the world. From the same source: Only further confirms that we’ll be better off as a society when we destroy the malignant cancer that is cryptocurrency.

A link to a Why Evolution Is True post about a Dean of Stanford Law School letter supporting free speech and viewpoint in addition to the Dean putting a DEI administrator on leave.

Two links to CNBC articles: the first about why there may be no return to “normal” for the US used vehicle market and the second about how a significant percentage of investors think the process is free when, of course, it isn’t.


From Motortrend comes a compilation of the all-time ugliest vehicles. Of course, beauty and ugliness are in the eyes of the beholder. In my eyes, many of the vehicles listed are more weird or excessive than ugly. I also vehemently disagree calling the car below ugly:


1974 AMC Matador | U156 | Indy 2019


This is a 1974 AMC Matador coupe. Ironically, an excerpt from the entry on this car reads, “the sad part is that it actually drew praise for its design.”

A vehicle not included in the MotorTrend piece, but one that I usually think of first when thinking about ugly vehicles, is this:


Why the Chrysler PT Cruiser is a Future Classic


This is a Chrysler PT Cruiser. I think these look like upside-down bathtubs on wheels and the fake “woodie” treatment makes it look even worse, in my opinion. Different strokes for different folks, DSFDF.








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2 thoughts on “Sunday Link Dump

  1. Gas prices may be the only ones that will fluctuate as inflation changes. The rest not so much. The WingStop CEO basically said we are seeing how inelastic chicken wing prices are. He said he got no pushback on his recent price increases. Same for the PepsiCo CEO. It seems that fighting for market share is off the table, and once a company gets its base, it will figure out how much they will squeeze said base via price. I was out to brunch today and saw a poster for a show for Eric Clapton at Merriweather Post Pavillion and tickets were $12.50 in 1982. The beers cost more than that now.


    1. The vast majority of consumers have no idea of the concept of price elasticity (or income elasticity, etc.) nor do they understand they almost always have alternatives.


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