After reading Betty White’s recent interview in Parade Magazine, I’ve decided I want to live inside her head. She talked about how much she loves Cadillacs, and how she always names them after birds. Her current Caddy is named “Seagull”—her previous ones were named “Canary” and “Parakeet.” Oh, and her dog is named “Pontiac.” So cars are named after birds and dogs are named after cars. Just go with it, Betty! I wonder what else she names? [Parade] Keep reading »
Remember when men were men and women were cup holders? Chevy does and they are selling posters of their 1959 Impala to celebrate the glory days when women knew their place was in the shotgun seat. Sexist ads don’t endear the rest of the country to feel bad for your financial woes, auto industry. [ChevyMall.com via AutoGuide.com] Keep reading »
Most people don’t expect to get into an car crash, but it helps to be prepared and have a plan in the event of a collision. The Life Hammer should be a part of the preparation. Not only can it safely shatter a car window, but it can also cut through a jammed seat belt with its razor-sharp blade. But even with these life-saving features, we hope you never have to actually use the Life Hammer.
At 3 a.m. last night, a security guard at a building in Sherman Oaks, California, heard a crash nearby and called the cops to investigate. Turns out a car had been pushed over the ravine—the keys were in the ignition, and the car was running, but it appeared that no one was in the driver’s seat. The car was Charlie Sheen‘s Mercedes. When the cops called him, he said he had no idea it was missing and that he had parked it in his driveway at 4 p.m. This case is made even stranger by the fact that almost an identical thing happened with this Mercedes on February 5th. Charlie discovered his car was missing, called the police, and they found it shortly after at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff.
So what the heck happened here? After the jump, some theories. Keep reading »
I’ve always been a little bit obsessed with vanity license plates. Why? Because there’s nothing funnier than the thought of a police officer saying, “Can I run a check on ‘FLASHME?” when they pull you over. Or “DRLOVE” or “NOT OJ.” A friend once told me that in California, to get a vanity plate, you had to write a short essay explaining why you are requesting said plate. I’ve never confirmed if this is actually true, but if it is, my dream job would be to be the person who reads said essays.
I was pretty amused when my sister sent me this vanity plate photo she took over the weekend. This has me wondering: what’s the best vanity plate you’ve ever seen? Share in the comments. Keep reading »
When it comes to putting together a nice jacket/shirt/tie combo, it can sometimes look like guys got dressed in the dark. But when it comes to their toys, there’s no problem. We’re talking specifically about these briefcases by designer Beau Reid, made to match your dude’s car. The custom murses are outfitted with snazzy leather, car paint, and details that go with particular vehicles. Rolling your eyes yet? Wait until you hear how much one costs: $15,000.
For the guy who puts down for one of these: You’re never allowed to complain about how much we spend on shoes or clothes again. Ever. [Lost in a Supermarket] Keep reading »
And I thought those Magnolia cupcakes that the ladies of “Sex and the City” love were expensive? In their book of holiday gift ideas, Neiman Marcus is offering these snazzy cupcake cars. Each car is shaped like a frothy, delicious cupcake, has a 24-volt electric motor and can go seven miles per hour. And each comes with a matching hat! At only $25,000 per car, how can you afford not to get one? [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
I don’t think that I’ve ever read a romance novel. I don’t really go for the mushy stuff. But whatever floats your boat, I always say. I guess I don’t really “get” them. They seem so unbelievable. That’s why when I saw these NASCAR-themed romance novels from Harlequin — yes, I said NASCAR-themed romance novels — I figured it was the Photoshop work of some dude blog. So, I googled around, and, lo’ and behold, Harlequin really does have an entire series of romantic “Stories Set in the World of NASCAR”. With titles like One Track Mind (steamy!), Checkered Past (scandalous!), and Black Flag White Lies (my favorite!), it appears that the racing track is as good a place for hot and steamy literary romances as any other locale. After the jump, read an excerpt from Over the Wall, in which racing team manager Nathan Cargill hires fitness trainer Stacy Evans, breaking his cardinal rule to never mix business with pleasure. Keep reading »