Peanut butter is your friend

The odometer in my car shows 110,011 accumulated miles, a palindrome. Odometer shows 110,011 miles, a palindrome.

My Little Pony Friendship is MagicMay the Best Pet Win!
“Rainbow Dash holds a flying race to determine who will win the honor of becoming her pet.”

Serial ATA drives do not always easily work with older versions of Windows.

Rainbow Dash & Fluttershy – The Best Pet For Me +Lyrics and MP3.
“Here you go guys! Lyrics and MP3 below! Yes, the audio is a little off I know, MP3:  Fluttershy: Now Rainbow my dear,…”

Peanut butter is your friend.

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MBH – my brain hurts 019

An image of a red first-generation Mazda Miata

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”

Alfa Romeo planning lightweight Mazda MX-5 Miata rival
“Few rumors have circulated quite like the prospect of a new Alfa Romeo Spider. While the previous Brera-based model stands as one of the most beautiful…”

Last night, I went to sleep late and could not awake with first alarm, so I shortened my week without meat… because I did not leave myself time to boil water in order to cook the ramen.

rentzsch.tumblr.com: Death and Resurrection of an SSD
“Summary: SSDs live fast, die young, and pretend to be OK even while they’re dying. Don’t use one without awesome backups.”


From Sam’s Club, I still had some Hot Pockets in the freezer,
and I can say at QuikTrip, “I BUY SAUSAGE!”

At The L.A. Auto Show, It’s SUVs and Sedans–Not Sportscars–That Rule
“L.A. is the epicenter of luxury-car sales. But if you’re looking for exotic roadsters, super-luxury saloons and hand-built sportscars at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, you’ll have to look to find them. For the most part, they’re tucked away in a sunken gallery, under the walkway that connects the…..”

Twitter / Scott Christian Sava: “Okay. YES… there’s ‘girl on girl kissing’ in Dreamland today… but I can explain…”

The Dreamland ChroniclesPage 1393
“As I sat down to work on today’s page (yesterday)… I realized that Nastajia was actually supposed to KISS the Merman back on Wednesday.”

I know, it is going to be /)^ɛ^(\ so awesome!

South Park Renewed Through 2016 By Comedy Central
“They’ve conquered Broadway, but that doesn’t mean they’re finished ruling the small screen. Comedy Central announced this morning that Trey Parker and Matt Stone have reached a deal with the network to extend South Park for another three seasons, into 2016.”

I hate to be pragmatic in this philosophical moment,
but I’m a little more concerned about who got that message.
You gotta know, they ain’t gonna be too happy

Sanity prevails — but ‘Occupy’ loons just don’t get it
“Finally. Common sense and decency — not to mention ordinary rules of sanitation — reign downtown.”

Twitter / Scott Christian Sava: “Oy. I’m going to be dealing with today’s page for quite some time… aren’t I? Sigh…”

TechCrunch | Keen On… Roger McNamee: How Occupy Wall St Changes Everything
“Roger McNamee, the co-founder of $1.9 billion fund Elevation Partners, wants to occupy himself. When I talked with him earlier this week at Techonomy, he expressed the not now uncommon belief that Occupy Wall St is changing everything. Arguing that Wall St represents ‘gangster capitalism’ and that t…!”

Some days you just have to say, “What?” – J-List Tumblr

This is senseless 014

This is senseless.

Obama Complains about USA to Australian Teens
“President Obama bad-mouthed the United States during a visit to an Australian high school, telling teenagers that the United States has ‘fallen behind’ in education, according to a White House pool report.    He told young people at Campbell High School the United States has ‘fallen …”

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Krauthammer on Obama‘s ‘Lazy’ Comments: Shows His ‘Ill-Concealed Contempt’
“Hard at work in Honolulu during the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings, President Barack Obama made a comment that the United States has been ‘lazy’ about attracting new businesses to America. As Dave Urbanski noted in The Blaze Sunday, the third time in as many months that Obama has …”

Twitter / rstevens: “Honk if you think noise pollution is a liberal myth.”

Networks Ignore Reports That White House Shooter May Have Spent Time at Occupy D.C.
“Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez  has been charged with attempting to assassinate President Obama or his staff.”

Kitto I must write a disclaimer about the strong language that will soon appear in this post. What the fuck do you think that I have been trying to tell you?
Van Jones Reveals Future of Occupy Wall St: ‘You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet’
“Van Jones offered a prediction Wednesday for those who have been watching the Occupy Wall Street movement: ‘You haven’t seen anything yet.’ The former Obama administration ‘green jobs czar’ — an ardent supporter of the Occupy movement since its inception — said in an interview with CNN that the move…”

Hippies are hobos who aspire to be hooligans.

Carville: 2012 could be ‘very rough’ for Obama, says civil unrest ‘imminently possible’
“Who ever thought the saying, ‘It’s the economy stupid,’ from James Carville in 1992 would become a staple in presidential elections 20 years later? That expression made its way into the campaign…”

“We’ll be prepared… for what?”

Why bloody civil war is inevitable
“As a perfect example of the deep divide that bests the nation today, the current debt talks in Congress encapsulate the very reason that bloody civil war is …”

“Yeah, be prepared!”

Project: Fallout Glow
“My last post resulted in a lot of emails and discussions about what to do if this mess goes down; if you are reading this because you remembered reading this at some point in the future and are loo…”

This is senseless.

Postscript to Experiment 020

Yeah, sometimes I too have this feeling.

Today I have tasted 4G LTE, Verizon Wireless, and it is sweet;
however, my Motorola Droid 2 is not compatible with 4G.

Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCHLC11
“Introducing the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot – Small enough to fit in your pocket, but powerful enough to bring the Internet to your whole family wherever your wireless phone works- no cables required. Just power it on and instantly connect up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices. And now with the power of …”

Twitter / Martin G.: “New idea, Nissan GT-R engine …”

2007-2010 – Nissan GT-RWikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“The Nissan GT-R is powered by the VR38DETT engine, a 3,799 cc (3.8 L; 231.8 cu in) DOHC V6 with plasma transferred wire arc sprayed bores. Two parallel Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI) turbochargers provide forced induction. Production vehicles produce a manufacturer-claimed engine…”

Twitter / Martin G.: “New idea, Nissan GT-R engine in the new NV passenger van with the high roof option.  Just install it in everything.”

2012 Nissan NV2500 HD food trucks deliver deliciousness in LA
“Auto journalists love food. So if you’re an automaker that’s looking to get some hot ink about your brand-new food trucks, bringing them to an auto show.”

 Without beef, the XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito from Taco Bell is pretty good.

BRZ, FR-S, FT-86

Kitto I must disclaim that this post contains excessive expository statements, which includes the preceding. Whether a book, a comic, a film, a toy or a video game, material from other media are often adapted for TV, e.g., Initial D was first a Japanese comic book, and later adapted.

Initial DWikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Initial D (頭文字(イニシャル)D Kashiramoji (Inisharu) Dī is a manga by Shuichi Shigeno which has been serialized in Kodansha’s Young Magazine since 1995. It has been adapted into a long-running anime series by OB Planning, Studio Comet, Studio Gallop, Pastel, and A.C.G.T, and a live action film by Avex and …”

I like the car driven by the protagonist in Initial D, so I sayHachi-roku,’ like Cartman from South Park says ‛Sega Dreamcast.’

Toyota AE86Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The AE86 generation of the Toyota Corolla Levin and Toyota Sprinter Trueno is a small, lightweight coupe introduced by Toyota in 1983 as part of the fifth generation Toyota Corolla lineup. For the purpose of brevity, the insider-chassis code of ‘AE86’ is used to describe the whole range. In classic …”

On the Top Gear USA Fan Page, I agreed that the Honda CR-Z is not even a spiritual successor to the classic CR-X, but such a comparison can be made about FT-86 in relation to the AE86.

Toyota FT-86 Concept – Auto Shows – Car and Driver
“Visit Car and Driver to research Toyota FT-86 Concept – Auto Show. Car and Driver has the latest automotive news.”

Years ago, General Motors sold some of its interest in the following company to another partial shareholder, Toyota.

Fuji Heavy IndustriesWikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. (富士重工業株式会社, Fuji Jūkōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha?), or FHI, is a Japanese transportation conglomerate most known for being the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles.”

An example of a Subaru automobile is pictured below:
Subaru Impreza WRXFollowing the purchase of a majority share in Fuji Heavy Industries, Toyota now considered further partnership with Subaru, which resulted in the following:

Tokyo 2009: Toyota unveils FT-86 Concept, keeps mum on details
“We got a sneak peak of the FT-86 earlier this month, and now Toyota has just officially …”

Toyota USA created the Scion division in 2002. In all honesty, neither the line from Toyota nor Scion excites me, so I was pleased to see this article last spring:

Scion FR-S Concept Exposed
“Bringing back the enthusiast’s Toyota.”

The above is not linked from Autoblog.com, where one of my favorites is this road test: HSV GTS vs. FPV GT-P; these products are unique to the Australian domestic market,  where the products of General Motors in Australia are by Holden, and likewise Ford products are by Ford of Australia. Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) and Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) are the divisions  for the development of automotive performance, or in-house tuners, of these respective companies, and are analogous to the M division at BMW or the Special Vehicles Team (SVT) at Ford.

Subaru Tecnica InternationalWikipedia
“Subaru Tecnica International (スバルテクニカインターナショナル株式会社, Subaru Tekunika Intānashonaru Kabushiki-gaisha), or STi, is Fuji Heavy Industries’ motorsports division. STi, along with Prodrive of the UK specializes in the preparation of a variety of vehicles for the Subaru World Rally Team which competed in …”

With the exposition now clear, let us speak about the present:

Subaru BRZ Concept STI: Almost the real thing
“Subaru’s opening its kimono at the LA auto show today, revealing the Subaru BRZ concept STI for the first time. That’s the concept car on which the company’s oft-mentioned ‘Toyobaru’ BRZ rear-wheel-drive compact sports car will be based.”

The BRZ, FR-S, and FT-86 are basically the same car.

Bring the beat back 005

Because he is retiring, my therapist and I had our last session yesterday. Also, with clear goals in mind, I have recently made much progress, and I have elected to be medication-only. Meanwhile, I feel that my blog has again become mired in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic memes and tropes, so the following lyrics suddenly strike me:

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♪ Bring the beat back, ride on ride on ♪

Once I was asked, “What is it with you and cars?” I also wrote about the plight of small pick-up trucks, my type-II diabetes, and “What is it with you and Ponies?

Hold Your Horses T-Shirt | SnorgTees
“Hold Your Horses T-Shirt by SnorgTees. Men’s and women’s sizes available. Check out our full catalog for tons of funny t-shirts.”

How worthy I am of emulation is uncertain, but I next want this shirt:

If You Can’t Be a Good Example, Be a Warning T-Shirt | SnorgTees
“If You Can’t Be a Good Example, Be a Warning T-Shirt by SnorgTees. Men’s and women’s sizes available. Check out our full catalog for tons of funny t-shirts.”

An article in Autocar, “A week in a Mini E,” suggests that no purely electric vehicle is good for traveling long distances:

The future of AMG includes electrification, starts with all-electric SLS E-Cell
“With alternative powertrains staking a larger claim in the mainstream, it’s simply a matter of time before automakers begin adapting the technology for …”

As I begin to see the need for quality over quantity in regard to my blog, I must ask you, Mercedes AMG Global Fan Page, “How?”

Well… I did it.  From 260lbs to half marathon!!!
“I ran the half marathon and I don’t even know what to say about it.  It was awesome… every single bit of it.  But to be honest, there isn’t  much TO say about it.  Nothing incredibly dramatic h…”

The preceding is from the front page of WordPress. While I recognize the hard work, which I generally avoid, to accomplish such a goal, my desire is to also be on that front page, but this fades from the light of a thought that I had Monday:

One of the things that friends do,
is remind one that one has value
as a person to another person.

Thank you for your time.

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GM announces 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 specs, pricing from $54,995
“How does fifty-five grand for 580 horsepower sound? Probably not as good as the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at full scream. General Motors has come clean…”

Chevrolet also had other news about the Chevy Camaro:

2012 Chevrolet Camaro becomes first car to ace all NHTSA safety tests
“The Camaro usually compels us to forget about most things other than horsepower, quarter-mile times and smoky burnouts. As such, ‘safe’ would have to be …”

2013 Ford Shelby GT500 delivers 650 HP and 200 MPH straight from the factory
“650 horsepower. 600 pound-feet of torque. 200-plus miles per hour. With specs like these, you don’t need long-form introductions. This is the 2013 Ford…”