I spun out on an icy two lane road years ago. For a second or two I fought to get back under control and then, as the car settled into a backwards slide, resigned myself to the fact that my girlfriend and I were both passengers at that point. » 1/20/15 12:25pm 1/20/15 12:25pm

My neighbor when I was a kid was an old WWII vet with a million great yarns. He used to tell one about a guy he served with who went on to fly for TWA and got stopped for speeding one night on the New Jersey Turnpike. The trooper walked up to his window and said "OK pal, lemme see your pilot's license." » 12/25/14 12:34am 12/25/14 12:34am

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 12/16/14 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