Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I bought a new car.

Yep...

it'll do 0-30 in less than 2 seconds.

http://www.teamlosi.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=LOSA0285

check it out.

I've broken it 3 times already... rebuilt the shocks already, put on new tires and wheels, and ordered some aftermarket parts. Its REALLY fun.

I've crashed it well over two dozen times already, and the body really shows it. I've rolled it 6 times in one wreck, I've had it do front flips, back flips, and it almost always lands back on its wheels. its awesome. I'm having a blast with it, and its great to have a cheaper hobby than my last one (paintball). Paintball was somewhere around 600 for my gun and some mods, another 400 in mask, tank, apparel, other gear, and 60-80 per day out.

This one, so far, is something around this: 200 for the car, 100 for upgrades/parts, 120 for charger and batteries. MUCH cheaper, and I sold some of my paintball gear, so I haven't even really spent anything. James bought one, Daniel got one, and Rod bought one. So theres 4 of us, all with electric RC cars, and theres a track thats only about 7 or 8 minutes away from my house. I still need to practice driving a bit more, and my car is currently broken... (I smacked a wall with my left front wheel at about 20mph, snapped a steering knuckle) but I've got this graphite kit on its way to convert my car to pure graphite and carbon fiber. Should handle a bit better.

Well, thats about whats going on.

Oh, and, my suby handles the snow like no other. I think all of my research habits really paid off there- I researched tires for 3 months before picking a set, and I'm GLAD I picked the ones I did. I can drive anywhere and do anything in the snow and ice with my subie. I ran up the James St. hill in kent at 30 mph, which had 2 inches of ice on it, with very little slipping, passing SUVs and 4x4s that were stuck on the side of the road. Man, this really reminds me why I bought this car. :D

Friday, November 03, 2006

Political commercials are hilarious.

They make extremely outlandish comments based off of hardly similar facts.
Say, if a republican does not support stem cell research, this will be said of them in an ad campaign:
"Republican senator so-and-so wants us all to be retards!"

Or, if a democrat is pro-choice, then it will look like this:
"Democratic senator so-and-so stabs little babies in the face with letter openers"

One very funny specific one I saw, was where someone was accussed of supporting a rapist (who would elect someone that would support a rapist?) and then had a 2 second clip of this senator stating "Well, the guy was really pretty smart," and it started fading out when you started to hear the rest of the sentence, that probably when on like this: "But he is a sick twisted nutjob who needs to be locked up."

I'll link you to that one for posterity.

*in no way does this blog post represent a political view whatsoever. No babies were harmed in the making of this blog. It is purely an observation based on common day society and the impact that ads have on our humanity. If there were no political attack ads by one group or another, the author would be curious to see if their poll ratings would actually increase, or decrease. If you are still reading this Author's note, then you can stop now.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

humpty dumpty sat on a wall.

Humpty dumpty fell off.

All the King's horses and all the King's men came up, luaghed at him, made political jokes about him, and told him to apologize to the community around the wall for his mess.

People in power suck.