German Engineering

The weeks have gotten the best of me, as it has almost been a month since my last post. The goal was once a week, maybe once every other week, but i can’t even keep up with that. The good news is that i have much more to share since last time. Most notably my new car:

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There is something to be said about german engineering, as my new Volkswagen Passat has just about everything you would ever need in a car and more. It’s a great balance of luxury and sport providing me with a smooth ride on top of its 200 hp turbocharged engine. Some of my favorite features include: a slot in the drivers side door jam for hidden umbrella storage, automatic wipers and light, front and rear parking sensors, a little hook in the trunk to hold groceries and the key fob that you use to start the car as well as unlock it.

Music

Flight Of The Conchords – This record actually came in just the other day and I’m glad they decided to put it out on vinyl. They are probably the best 2 man novelty band since Tenacious D. If you haven’t seen the TV show, you need to.

Conor Oberst – I’d heard about Connor touring around under his own name and playing a new set of songs, but i didn’t see this coming, he is putting out a new solo record on a label other than the creek. Here’s to hoping we see some M. Ward appear on the new record.

Blogs

How Not To Modify Your Mercury Cougar – I lost about two hours of my life looking at photos and comments of a guy who filled the back seat of his Cougar with logitech computer speakers and rigged it to his car stereo.

Tattoos For Bloggers @ Gorilla Sushi – What did we do for fun before photoshop? Gorilla Sushi has a collection of disturbing blogging tattoos.

The Tiger Beat – Anyone who knows me at all knows that BlogCatalog is pretty much my life. I work on/off from 8AM-2AM everyday talking to the community and fixing the place up. Some have called it a ‘sickness.’ There are tons of BlogCatalog related things that i have wanted to share over the past few months, but could never find the right place to do so. The Tiger Beat is my answer to that, it’s an inside look at what is going on in and around BlogCatalog.

Other

Trapped in an Elevator – The New Yorker has a video and story of a man who was trapped in an elevator for 41 hours. A great read.