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Meet The Boonie Bug, The DIY Van At Home In The Wild Or On Mars

When Jalopnik’s worker-restraint pods place me in the weekly 15 minute “success daydream” cycle, I sometimes imagine myself arriving at a red carpet to receive some manner of award — but that doesn’t matter. What matters is the car that pulls up and drops me off. For many, it’s a limo. For me, usually, it’s a Boonie… » 6/02/15 12:04pm 6/02/15 12:04pm

VW Could Have Made A Hybrid Beetle Over 30 Years Ago

I've always maintained, loudly, and with a lot of dramatic hand motions, that Jalopnik readers are the best readers of anything, anywhere. That goes for bibles and copies of The Utne Reader, too. They're great because they sometimes send me books with amazing information, like how VW had hybrid tech back in 1979. » 3/20/15 3:10pm 3/20/15 3:10pm

The Port Authority Bus Terminal: Myth, Mystery, Mess

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For many coming to New York City, the available entry is the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT). However, if a traveler seeks the charm of a grand entrance, they will be greatly disappointed. The PABT is considered, colloquially, to be a hall of unfathomable nightmares. As one Yelp! reviewer put it: » 12/04/14 2:26pm 12/04/14 2:26pm

Snowy Owl That "Enchanted" Washington DC Hit By Washington DC Bus

This strange and savage American winter has produced many oddities, and the appearance of Snowy Owls from the Arctic Circle has been the only delight in a season of ice and gloom. And then a Washington DC bus struck a beloved white owl a block away from the White House Rose Garden. » 1/30/14 12:50pm 1/30/14 12:50pm

San Francisco Surrenders to Startup Mega-Bus Network

Public transit in the Bay Area is so bad that it's devolved into a Mad Max techno-libertarian sci-fi hell-scape, with citizens forced to hitch rides with romantic predators or just yacht to work. But if you work for a big tech company, you get a luxury charter shuttle. Sounds fair, right? SF is struggling to keep… » 7/22/13 12:31pm 7/22/13 12:31pm

London Olympics Gets A Double Decker Bus That Does Push-Ups

Czech artist David Cerny has managed to make an object that, when you look at it, immediately conveys the concepts of "London" and "athletics." Which is handy, since he made it for the London Olympics. The sculpture, a full-sized '57 Austin Roadmaster double-decker bus outfitted with huge red arms, is currently… » 7/24/12 2:40pm 7/24/12 2:40pm

University Of Texas Foam Sword Battle Interrupted By A Bus

It's the end of the year. No more classes. No more parking hassles. You're feeling great. You've got a foam sword in your hand. You're ready to cross The Drag and do fake battle with your friends. You've waited all year and now all you have to do is wait for the light to change. Dude, you should really wait for the… » 5/04/12 5:30pm 5/04/12 5:30pm