Monday, December 31, 2012

Automatic Parking

One of the things I always enjoy when I sit down and watch science fiction movies is seeing the futuristic cars. This is one of those details where we can tell if the screenwriter or director have a flair for creativity and show imagination.

Think about it. What do you remember most about the Back to the Future trilogy? The simple answer is the souped up DeLorean that is outfitted with a flux capacitor to enable time travel. It also is capable of bringing in all four tires like landing gear and taking flight. Who needs roads with a car like that one.

Modern automotive technology is bringing us closer to science fiction each year. The latest step is found in the automatic parallel parking system Ford includes on some of its models like the Ford Escape. Ken Garff Ford, a top UT car dealer, can hook you up with one of these models.

This self-parking system operates through the vehicle's computer system. It helps the driver identify a parking spot on a crowded street and park without bumping or banging into other vehicles. A computer guided parking system delivered by the technology that Ford and other auto makers now feature makes it easy to squeeze your car into tight spaces. Fighting over parking spots is a thing of past. Parking lot vultures are destined to become an endangered and extinct species.

Self-parking is a revolutionary concept. There is nothing that is a bigger pain for drivers everywhere than trying to parallel park. I'm really hopeful the next step is flying cars.

I always wanted to pretend like I'm a pilot. A flying car would give me a chance to do it without the need to attend flight school. If there are flying cars, I can safely predict they will feature computer guided piloting. If a computer can park a car, why would it not be able to make it fly too?

It's common sense.

Friday, December 21, 2012

FIAT and Toyota Rap Wars

Everyone knows about the feud between east coast and west coast rappers. FIAT and Toyota have taken a piece of that action into the auto world.

Toyota is accusing FIAT of ripping off a 2010 ad it produced in a popular new video ad for the new FIAT 500L set to debut next spring. The FIAT video ad, titled “the Motherhood Feat,” offers an unvarnished look at what motherhood is really like. It features a weary mom rapping on everything from breast feeding to dirty diapers.

It has quickly gone viral and garnered more than 1 million views. The rap song is a huge hit, especially with young mothers who feel it speaks their language.

For Toyota, the only thing seen and heard here is ideas lifted from a “Swagger Wagon” song it released as part of an ad campaign two years ago. Saatchi & Saatchi, the ad agency that worked to create the Toyota ad, issued a tweet condemning FIAT for ripping off the “Swagger Wagon” video and sent out a link to the video for comparison.

So does this mean that we'll finally see a bonafide true rapper war between FIAT and Toyota now? Will executives for each auto maker represent with FIAT or Toyota logos tattooed on their bodies to gain street cred? Can you picture roving gangs of FIAT and Toyota drivers staking out their turf and competing for fresh recruits? Who will join Team FIAT or Team Toyota? Which team will turn into a horde of brain-eating zombies first? Will this escalate the collapse of modern society and unfold the latest Doomsday scenario across the globe?

Well, the world does have to end some way. The Mayan calendar apocalypse passed by like all the days that preceded it. Nostradamus is hit and miss at best on his predictions that his loyal followers have crafted centuries after his death.

An apocalyptic feud over a FIAT rap song may be what we all need to release all this pent-up end-of-the-world anxiety that's been building since before the Y2K bug turned out to be a dud.

If you choose Team FIAT over Team Toyota, you can find FIAT 500s in Tx at Holt FIAT. If you don't live in Texas, go there anyway. The Lone Star State offers plenty of weapons and resources to deal with those pesky auto rappers turned brain-eating zombie hordes. And the FIAT 500s also double as stylish escape vehicles.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Stealing Mistletoe Kisses Prank

This is an awesome video about some students at Brigham Young University that decide to steal some kisses using mistletoe. The ruse is that the pranksters have students answer questions on a questionnaire. At one point during the survey, the survey taker proceeds to ask the student if they're willing to kiss someone under the mistletoe, at which point a mistletoe is dropped from the ceiling and the person requests a kiss.

Here is the video below. It's cute ... yet awkward.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Creepy Conversation about Herpes

I am not sure who's creepier in this conversation about herpes -- the neighbor who listened and wrote the note, or the other neighbor who was so loud about such a sensitive subject.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Difference Between Welfare for Rich and Poor

I found this cool card on my Facebook timeline that I wanted to share. It's the difference between the rich and the poor when it comes to getting welfare from the government. When the rich get welfare (i.e., corporate welfare), they convince everyone that they've "earned" it. When the poor get welfare, they are called moochers.

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Quirky Christmas Card Idea -- Give Birth

Want a quirky idea for a Christmas card? How about one where you pretend to give birth?

See the example below.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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