Have you heard of these people? They live, virtually isolated from the rest of the world, on North Sentinel Island in the Andaman Islands of India. They resist attempts at contact with people from the “outside” world, have no metal-working ability nor have they mastered fire.
From the late and famous writer and professor, Isaac Asimov:
“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’”
If you ask someone on the American right about controlling federal deficits, many will answer, “just cut foreign aid.” When informed that foreign aid represents less than one percent of US federal government spending, many of these people will reply, “That’s a lie. It’s like 25 percent. You must be a part of the conspiracy.”
Ask someone on the American left about the same topic and they’ll just tell you to tax the rich because, “80 percent of America’s wealthy inherited their wealth.” When you tell them that 80% of American millionaires are first-generation millionaires, many of these people will reply, “That’s a lie. You must be wealthy.”
Ignorance is NOT bliss.
OK, what car is this?
From carbuzz.com…the only hint is that it is a concept car.
Last week’s car was a 1942 DeSoto, shown not just because of my obsession with defunct American makes, but also because of the hidden headlights, which were rare for the day.
This week’s car…
Last week’s car was a De Tomaso Pantera, which I thought was not a particularly difficult car to identify.
Last week’s car was a Jaguar XJ-220.
From supercars.net…I think this is a relatively easy one to identify.
Last week’s car was a 1998 Parradine sports car, built in the UK.
Last week’s car was the beautiful (IMO), French-made Facel Vega. In honor of those in the UK reading this blog (the UK ranks a distant second to the US in number of views) this week’s car is:
Sorry for the large stretch of green carpet and the obvious iPhone shadow. OK, this is a British car. What is it?
OK, last week’s car was a Hennessey Venom F5, which allegedly can reach 300 MPH and has something like 1,700 HP and 1,700 LB-FT of torque.
I wanted to post a picture of a Panther, a very limited production car made in New York in the early 1960s, but I can’t find a picture on the Internet and the pictures I’ve taken don’t want to seem to load right-side up. So…
Photo from automotiveviews.wordpress.com.
Zoom Zoom! No, the car is not a Mazda.
Last week’s car was a Nash-Healey, a low-production sports car built as a joint venture between (duh) Nash and Healey after an accidental meeting on a cruise ship between George Mason, President of Nash, and Donald Healey.
This week’s car…
Photo from BringaTrailer.com.
It’s Thursday…last week’s car was a Monteverdi Hai. This week’s:
Photo from smclassiccars.com