Not here, of course, once again this year I forgot about it, but at Car Lust!
Anyway, looking back to those thrilling days of 2007, we find that in January Steve Jobs introduced Teens-on-cell-phonesthe iPhone thereby condemning an entire generation of youths (and adults) to willingly affixing their eyeballs to a little device and as a consequence becoming oblivious to their surroundings. In August of that year (surely a simple coincidence, I assure you) the Storm Worm botnet sent out a record 57 million emails in a single day, sadly eclipsed the very next day by distributors of Cialis. Later that year, the Mitchell Report (also known colloquially as “The Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Independent Investigation into the Illegal Use of Steroids and Other Performance Enhancing Substances by Players in Major League Baseball”) found that, to our utter surprise and dismay, baseball players were juicin’ it up. Shocked, shocked!, I know. Next thing they’ll tell us cyclists are using, too.
Somewhere in there I also discovered Top Gear which, together with Car Lust, really opened my eyes to the fact that writing about cars can actually be, you know, entertaining. And not just for high end stuff either; from the AMC Gremlin (“You know a car is terrible when the only people to profess to like it are really only claiming it to enhance their own ironic slumming hipness”) to the Morris Marina (“I’ll guaranteee that nothing exciting, vibrant, dynamic, new, creative, hopeful, or beneficial in any way to humanity has ever been done, thought of, or driven to in that drab, dreary, entirely beige, woefully awful pile of misery”), even the most banal of automobiles can be made at least interesting.
Great little blog.