Look, here's the thing. I've driven a range of AWD drive vehicles over the last 20 years, and never once had winter tires or gotten stuck on ice or in snow where the weight of the car was firmly on the ground. Keep good meat on your all seasons and use a feather touch on the throttle and you'll be able to get to the… » 12/16/14 9:40pm Tuesday 9:40pm

Morganelli was on Nancy Grace last week talking about this case, so it's not like it's taken this long to hit the national radar. And last week you had the guy who threatened to blow up Dorney Park on Facebook appealing before the Supreme Court, and then a few weeks before that Marketplace on NPR did a couple of days… » 12/07/14 8:24pm 12/07/14 8:24pm

This is a kind of unique story about one family's experience of the attack on Pearl Harbor. It kind of drives home how most people had to make do in terms of communication, and that while it was possible to get a message halfway around the world more or less instantly, the bandwidth was so tiny that matters of… » 12/07/14 1:10pm 12/07/14 1:10pm

This reminded me of my drug dealer neighbors in one of my first apartments after college. The guy constantly had people standing out on the sidewalk yelling, "Yo, Jimmy!," which was annoying as hell because it was also my roommate's name. He constantly locked his girlfriend out of the building. One time, when he… » 12/06/14 9:27pm 12/06/14 9:27pm

You need to familiarize yourself with the classic Commodore 64 racing game "Racing Destruction Set." The idea was no-holds-barred slot car racing. You could have basically any vehicle. Outfitted with landmines oil slicks battering rams. But the most fun thing, was that you could set the gravity to emulate any world… » 11/15/14 7:55pm 11/15/14 7:55pm

Nothing compared to most of these, but mine has to be hitting a full-sized truck fire extinguisher on rush hour traffic on Route 128 outside Boston. I was headed home after spending a weekend at a friend's place in Quincy when the traffic ahead of me started swerving in every imaginable direction. I saw it coming well… » 11/03/14 4:53pm 11/03/14 4:53pm

Not really. Even fast boats like this are relatively fragile and built to take sustained and surging or pulsing pressure. A big shock like this would probably deform the hull enough to tear loose the interior cabinetwork and knock the engines and other machinery off their mounts. Not to mention that the passengers are… » 10/03/14 2:09pm 10/03/14 2:09pm

Years ago a buddy and I were having a couple of beers while a couple of rough looking characters at the other end of the bar had a heated discussion. Above the din of the bar, one was heard shouting at the other: "Man, shut the fuck up. You ain't even a saucier." » 9/24/14 5:12pm 9/24/14 5:12pm