Ride-Sharing Poll: Uber Lamborghini Or Hooptilee Beater?

One of the best things about ride-sharing services is you can match the car to your destination. Headed out to the opera? An Uber Black fits the bill. Meeting friends at the bar? Lyft is a solid choice. But what if you want something even more specialized? I mean really specialized? » 3/24/15 10:05pm 3/24/15 10:05pm

For God’s Sake, Shut Up About Credit Cards And Airline Miles

I recently had the opportunity to sit down for lunch with two friends: an investment banker and a business consultant. In other words: I recently had the opportunity to waste an hour of my life discussing credit card rewards and airline miles. » 2/26/15 2:28pm 2/26/15 2:28pm

You’re Not a Photographer, You’re Just a Teenager With a Nikon

So I'm on Facebook the other day, browsing through pictures of people I went to high school with in order to make sure they aren't happier than me, and I get a notification from somebody I barely know. I'll call her "Sarah," because that's her name. » 2/05/15 2:19pm 2/05/15 2:19pm

Can We Please Stop Arguing About Music?

I recently sat down for lunch with an old friend. It was going well, and we were having a great time, laughing and catching up, until the discussion turned to music. That's when she released the kind of fury that you really only see in those old John McEnroe tennis videos, where the ball bounces out, and the judge… » 1/29/15 2:57pm 1/29/15 2:57pm

Now You Can Do Some Sky-High Smooching Under Mistletoe

Poland's national airline is called LOT, and this holiday season, they have invited passengers to "KISSaLOT" (I couldn't make this up) by hanging mistletoe in the cabin of every aircraft in its fleet, through January 6th. The airline says it's their way of bringing people together, while I'm wondering what happened to… » 12/24/14 6:02pm 12/24/14 6:02pm

Santa's Sleigh Nearly Collides With Airliner Over Australia

Shortly after Australian aviation authorities announced that Santa Claus was given clearance to bring his sleigh and team of reindeer into the nation's airspace, the fat, bearded man was spotted flying his sleigh within spitting distance of a commercial airliner. Watch this video provided by 9News Australia. » 12/24/14 1:01pm 12/24/14 1:01pm

John Oliver Takes On The Absurdities Related To US Drone Strikes

John Oliver's fiery diatribes have been pretty damn awesome since his weekly news show aired on HBO earlier this year. His take on unmanned aircraft air strikes conducted by the US is no different. Whether you agree with him or not, he argues his side well and gets some chuckles along the way. » 9/29/14 12:02pm 9/29/14 12:02pm

Someone Made A Drake-Mario Kart Mash-Up And It's Great

You've really gotta hand it to Nintendo fans. Instead of just moping about not being able to trash talk in Mario Kart 8, they keep coming up with bigger and better ways to show off their skills. Not satisfied with taunting people in-game, one player has put his Mario Kart swagger to song: » 8/20/14 12:00pm 8/20/14 12:00pm

Racing Car Gets Joke Half-Life 3 Sponsorship

The reader blog over at Jalopnik got a pretty sweet deal last month: for just a few bucks they could get their names on a car that was competing in the famous 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race in Germany. Thing is, not everyone who contributed went with their real name. » 7/07/14 9:00pm 7/07/14 9:00pm

Luigi Is A Huge Jerk In The New Mario Kart

The best thing about the new Mario Kart game is the replay mode. Through smart use of character focus and camera angles it brings a little narrative to each race. In this case, a simple overtaking becomes something more sinister. » 6/01/14 8:00pm 6/01/14 8:00pm

How to Change a Flat Tire in Canada in Three Easy Steps

Yeah, this is pretty long. I'm pretty sure that I overdid it. Maybe you'll enjoy it, maybe you won't. Whatever. I'm not going to edit it now, but I hope you like it. It's a mostly-true recent experience of mine, and I just had to share it. Most of the blue links are Canuck references for y'all, eh.

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Texting While Driving Can Get You Seriously Hurt (In Mario Kart)

By now we should all be on board with the idea that texting while driving is a particularly dangerous and irresponsible thing. But how does it affect one's driving within Mario Kart? A physician and some elementary schoolers found it significantly increases the risk of driving backwards, among other hazards. » 2/03/14 11:01am 2/03/14 11:01am

I Never Want This Best Vines of 2013 Compilation To End

Picking a favorite Vine is like picking a favorite hilarious, non sequitur grain of sand from an endless beach of weirdness. Fortunately, some blessed soul has stitched together hundreds of six-second masterpieces for your near-endless amusement. » 12/31/13 10:08am 12/31/13 10:08am

What a Car Enthusiast Looks Like to Everyone Else

I used to take it as a given that an interest in vehicles inherently made sense. People were either into cars or they were not. I assumed that even someone who wasn't into cars understood the fascination, even if they didn't share it. When I took the time to really look at the world around me, I had a realization. I.… » 11/14/13 5:20pm 11/14/13 5:20pm

What the Strange Slot in Your Old Car's Dashboard Is Really For

Someone was did an amazing job of predicting the future when they put that strange slot in the center of your dash. Spooky. [Reddit] » 9/09/13 5:15am 9/09/13 5:15am

Magnus Racing to Switch to Volvo

After years of campaigning Porsche 911s in the Rolex Sports Car Series GT class, Magnus Racing has announced that they will now "run what they brung" and race the Volvo haulers used to transport everything the team needs to the race. Full Press Release » 8/21/13 8:47pm 8/21/13 8:47pm

Taco Bell's Waffle Taco: The Snacktaku Road Trip Review

Taco Bell's breakfast menu is now showing up nationwide so we're bumping up this Snacktaku review from August 2013 when the Waffle Taco and other items first debuted. » 3/28/14 11:00am 3/28/14 11:00am

This Is How Japan Trolls Google Street View

Google Street View trolling is not new. People around the world love pulling hijinks when they see the Google Street View apparatus rolling down the street. Folks in Japan did some truly epic trolling. » 6/25/13 8:05am 6/25/13 8:05am