I am the very model of a modern Major-General.

January 26th, 2015 @ 6:44 am
Los Angeles Monorail

Did you know that way, way back in 1963 Alweg Research Corp. — the company that built the Disneyland monorail — offered to give a monorail system to the city of Los Angeles? I’ve ridden both the Disneyland and the Walt Disney World monorails hundreds of times in my life and I’ve wasted thousands of […]

October 21st, 2012 @ 3:17 pm
Big O Tires – West Los Angeles

I traded my trusty rusty 2006 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 for a 2004 Lexus RX330 when we had the boy. (I got a really, really good deal on the Lexus at Jim Falk Lexus of Beverly Hills.) A few weeks ago we topped 90,000 miles on it and I knew it was time for a new […]

April 3rd, 2012 @ 7:34 am
Corn Resin Traffic Cones?

Why don’t they make traffic cones from some sort of easily-pulverizable corn resin type material? I see a half dozen of those things on my drive to work every day, usually squeezed into a median barrier or precariously close to the shoulder. If they burst into little pieces — like the special effects shatter glass […]

April 2nd, 2012 @ 9:13 am
Driverless Cars

Ever since my son was born I have been saying that I don’t think he’ll ever need to “drive” a car. I really think that by the time he’s old enough to drive, the idea of sitting behind the wheel and steering and using the gas pedal will be silly to him. I’m not saying […]

August 18th, 2009 @ 8:16 am
Pontiac G5 Rental Car

So I’m currently driving a Pontiac G5 while the Mercedes is in the shop. I don’t think I can easily explain the many problems I have with this car. It is a very good example, I think, of why the American auto industry is in the toilet.

March 13th, 2009 @ 9:15 am
Friday Five: Cars I’ve Owned
  1. 2001 BMW 330 CCi
  2. 1986 Honda CRX Si
  3. 2006 Toyota Tacoma 4X4
  4. 1994 Toyota 4X4
  5. 1981 Toyota Corolla-Tercel