A Roadside Gold Heist Took Place An Hour From My House

It may not be as real as Ballaban's Kebab-guy joining ISIS, but an armed roadside gold heist took place earlier this week in Wilson, North Carolina - which is just an hour away from my house. It is, quite literally, highway robbery. » 3/06/15 5:10pm 3/06/15 5:10pm

Park Facing East During the Winter And The Sun Will Defrost Your…

It's winter for most in the United States, and if you're driving you get the fun chore of defrosting your windshield each morning. That is, unless you follow the advice of one redditor who realized you can let the sun do the work for you: » 11/07/12 12:30pm 11/07/12 12:30pm

The shootout from Heat with a Buick Grand National

Michael Mann's Heat is a study in wonderfully pure action filmmaking with hints of influence from Japanese new wave yakuza directors like Suzuki and Shinoda, shot before Tarantino perfected the homage with Kill Bill. But did you know before that Mann made a simplified version of Heat for NBC? Worth it for the Grand… » 5/19/11 10:00am 5/19/11 10:00am

Poorly Named Hotdog Monitors In-Car Temperature For The Pooch

We all know the SPCA, PETA and other groups get their knickers in a bunch over leaving animals in cars, and rightly so. Much to the delight of these organizations, Hotdog is a new gadget that will to take a step forward toward keeping pets in overheating cars. This device connects into your cars electrical system and… » 3/21/08 9:45am 3/21/08 9:45am

Orlando Bloom And Kate Bosworth: Do Not Leave Your Dog In The Car

Listen here you filthy pirate — we don't care how much money your little movie made this weekend, we don't think it's cool to put man's best friend in man's second best friend while you're inside making cutesy with man's third best friend — especially in Carribean-level temperatures. Nor do we care you went out to… » 7/17/06 2:59pm 7/17/06 2:59pm

Indy, We Were: Knew It Was Hot...But Hot Enough To Kill?


So we totally were amazed at the pit stains down in Indy. We don't mean the oil spills in the pits where the racers get the new tires, fuel and what-not — although there was more than enough of that — instead, we're talking more about the arm-pit stains from the oppressive heat on race day and at the parade the day… » 5/31/06 12:10pm 5/31/06 12:10pm