Bird Strike: A Tribute

Robin in the rain, what a saucy fellow.
Robin in the rain, mind your socks of yellow.
Running in the garden on your nimble feet,
Digging for your dinner with your long strong beak.
Robin in the rain, you don’t mind the weather.
Showers always make you gay.
But the worms are wishing you would stay at home.
Robin on a rainy…
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Does This Cheap Lamborghini Murcielago Project Deserve Redemption? 

If Porsche ownership is the proverbial litmus test to tell if a man is overcompensating, the decision to own a Lamborghini is how you know that the lobotomy was a success. When you realize that now even you can indulge in the crazy with this project Lamborghini Murcielago, the only question left is: Is it worth it? » 5/03/15 11:17am 47 minutes ago

Today's Best Deals: Save $20 on Kindles, Upgrade to LEDs, and More

If you need a last minute Mother’s day gift idea (or if you just happen like reading yourself), Amazon’s knocking $20 off the Kindle and highly-rated Kindle Paperwhite today. The Kindle Voyage isn’t included this time around, but the Paperwhite probably delivers the best bang for the buck in the lineup anyway, so… » 5/03/15 10:45am Today 10:45am

Spa Shows What Happens When Hybrid Prototypes Run Out Of Electric Power

Let this insane three-way battle between the #8 Audi, #17 Porsche and #7 Audi LMP1-class World Endurance Championship prototypes illustrate all the fun nuances of hybrid race cars. Running out of the added electric power must hit you like a brick when you’re in the middle of a battle like this.
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SpongeBob SquarePants On A Race Car: Great Livery, Or Greatest Livery?

Last name Ever. First name Greatest. SpongeBob SquarePants has been all over American race cars this year, and the world is better for it. This weekend, Bubba Wallace will run everyone’s favorite pineapple-dwelling sponge in Xfinity, but he’s not the only one getting marketing dough from Nickelodeon this year. » 5/03/15 8:49am Today 8:49am

This All Female C-17 Crew Gets It Done During Exercise Eager Lion

An all female USAF C-17A Globemaster III crew from the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron participated in Exercise Eager Lion 2015. All-female crews are not an unheard of thing within America’s air forces, but fielding one during a Middle East exercise stands in stark contrast to how many countries in the region… » 5/02/15 3:51pm Yesterday 3:51pm

Fast and Furious Cinematographer Will Direct First Film, Full Throttle

Stephen Windon, the director of photography on Fast and Furious 6 and Furious 7, will make his directorial debut on a new movie called Full Throttle, because apparently if you’re telling a story that involves a motorcycle, you have to have the words “full throttle” somewhere in the title. » 5/02/15 1:56pm Yesterday 1:56pm

Watch This Catamaran Surf Over Waves Into Port

After his catamaran got caught in rough surf, Ian Sloan and his crew were faced with a tricky decision: face the treacherous waves to bring the boat in through Southport Seaway, or sail for two days to Brisbane, where the seas were quieter. Sloan chose the former, and stuck one of the most impressive landings we’ve… » 5/02/15 12:14pm Yesterday 12:14pm

Today's Best Deals: Huge KitchenAid Sale, New 3DS XL, and a Lot More

Today only, Amazon’s offering fantastic prices on a variety of KitchenAid gear, including spatulas, food processors, and immersion blenders, but the star of the show is obviously the refurbished 6-qt. professional stand mixer for $180, in either black, silver, or red. Just note that this is a Gold Box deal, meaning… » 5/02/15 9:50am Yesterday 9:50am

The Amazing Electric Egg

I’m currently in the basement of the Indianapolis Art Museum, making preparations for my project coming in August. Upstairs in the museum, there’s a fantastic exhibit of concept cars and one-offs called Dream Cars which we’ll cover in detail soon — but right now I want to talk about just one: the Electric Egg. » 5/01/15 10:00pm Friday 10:00pm