Posts tagged "car"

Teaching Old Dogs Really, Really New Tricks

There's a joke about how there's more sheep than people in New Zealand. And now, there's more driving dogs than anywhere else in the world, too. Members of the New Zealand Society For the Prevention of Animals wanted to prove how intelligent their shelter dogs were -- so they taught them to drive. Like, really.

By: Julie Gerstein / December 7, 2012

Good News! Bristol Palin’s Car Is For Sale On Craigslist

Need a used car? You may want to consider Bristol Palin's Dodge Challenger. It's a 2010 model with only 14,510 miles. You can get it on Craigslist for $27,500 (OBO). And yes, it's really hers. There's a picture of her and Tripp standing next to it. Any takers? Why she would put her car u…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 2, 2012

Awesome Body Shop Repairs Gay Student’s Vandalized Car — For Free

I'll admit to holding some not-very-positive stereotypes about the South's feelings on homosexuality. But the guys of Quality Auto Paint and Body in Roanoke, Virginia, have turned that around. After they heard that local gay college student Jordan Addison's car had been vandalized four times and covered with gay slurs, they decided to do something…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 22, 2012

Having A Bad Day? It’s Nothing Compared To This Little Guy’s

Sure, maybe you owe the IRS a lot of money, or your boyfriend just broke up with you. But you didn't accidentally get yourself stuck in the exhaust system of a car. That's what happened to this little two-month-old kitten, who miraculously lived through the ordeal (phew!). The car's owner found the little guy wedged…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 1, 2012

No Car Is Complete Without A $57 Marc Jacobs Air Freshener!

Marc Jacobs wants you to get laid in your car! Wait, scratch that ... he wants you to get lei-ed in your car. Slight difference. Oh, well. Anyway, Marc is hawking a flowery perfume-scented lei for fashionable drivers to hang from their rear view mirrors — and it can be yours for a whopping $57!

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 8, 2010

Virginia Is For Frowners

People with ugly driver's license photos, the state of Virginia feels your pain. The Department of Motor Vehicles in Virginia banned smiles—yes, smiles—and ordered all new photo-takers to make a "neutral expression" in their portraits. The DMV would like to develop a facial recognition system to standardize documentation and thwart fraudsters and identity thieves. OK,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2009

Woman Pregnant With Car Lies Down, Waits For It To Come Out

Is it just me, or is this VW ad ... creepy? Copyranter reports this odd Volkswagen campaign was birthed in Lebanon, where a "new brood of Beetles was apparently only available by 'special delivery.'" I guess they have some pretty big auto-wombs over there. It sure looks like it's going to hurt coming out, doesn't…

By: Susannah Breslin / January 14, 2009

5 Things Men Buy To Make Us Think They’re Livin’ Large

There seems to be a direct correlation between how much a man spends on something and how big he wants the outside world to think his penis is. These big-ticket items have to be noticeably large, suped up, and impressive -- something to be showed off. When men drop serious cash, it's symbolically like they…

By: Simcha / October 11, 2008