In the market for a new car? You should’ve checked out Gilt today at noon. The private sale company sold a special Volkswagen Jetta (completely new!) for the slightly insane price of $5,995. Normally, these cars retail for $15,995. Missed it? Don’t feel too bad. You’ll get a chance tomorrow and Friday at noon, for two more of the limited-edition cars. Sure, your chances of getting one are kinda slim, but still. Oh, and you can only access the sale through mobile devices like the iPhone app, iPad, etc.
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Do you ever wonder about clothing you give away to the Goodwill? Who will wear it next? Or will it just get trashed? It would be cool to think that in your next drop-off, your blue jeans get recycled by becoming part of a car. That may sound weird, but Ford is apparently releasing a new version of its Focus model, which will use recycled denim to outfit the interior. Reports Forbes: “Each new Ford Focus will have roughly two pairs of average-sized American jeans in it. The recycled blue jeans will be used as both sound absorption material and carpet backing.” But apparently this isn’t the company’s first experience dealing with recycling and eco-friendly materials. It has already been using recycled resin and yarn for seat covers and other furnishings. We suppose making a big deal about this could be more about trying to get good press and seducing the growing class of customers looking for eco-friendly things to show off, but it still seems like a resourceful way to go. [Forbes via Good] Keep reading »
Earlier today, The New York Daily News‘ “Gatecrasher” column ran a story postulating that Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds are having marital issues because they both lead such busy lives. The proof? An anonymous source, natch, plus the fact that Ryan didn’t make a guest appearance when ScarJo hosted “Saturday Night Live” last weekend the way she did when he was hosting a year before. Even though, uh, later in the article, they go on to say that Ryan was in Los Angeles and flew to New York for Scarlett’s birthday on Monday, for a dinner with her and her siblings. The info here is sketchy at best, but what I’d like to direct your attention to is the super creative writing. Not only does the author refer to Ryan as “the abs-solutely fabulous Reynolds,” but in the same sentence, the author describes Scarlett as “his Lamborghini-curved wife.” I dunno about that one. Thoughts? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
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 »