Huge Military Display In Moscow For The 70th Anniversary Of Victory Day

Some 200 military ground vehicles, 140 aircraft and 16,500 troops participated in the 70th anniversary of Victory Day parade held in Moscow’s Red Square today. Highlights included Russia’s new “Armata” family of armor and China’s President Xi Jinping standing alongside Putin for the whole affair. » 5/09/15 12:13pm 5/09/15 12:13pm

Gyrocopter Exposes Weaknesses In D.C.'s Elaborate Air Defense System

A 61 year old mailman from Florida flew a USPS adorned gyrocopter onto the Capitol lawn yesterday. He came in low over northeast D.C. around 1:20pm and then turned by the Washington Monument and flew right up the Mall. According to NORAD, the aircraft was never detected, which is not a good thing. » 4/16/15 8:13am 4/16/15 8:13am

Florida Mailman Arrested After Landing Gyrocopter on Capitol’s Lawn

A Florida mailman was arrested this afternoon after he landed his gyrocopter on a grassy area in front of the U.S. Capitol. The man, identified as Doug Hughes, reportedly wanted to draw attention to campaign finance reform, specifically the Supreme Court's 2010 decision to strike down limits on campaign… » 4/15/15 3:34pm 4/15/15 3:34pm

'Dozens' of School Buses Crash in D.C. Area After Schools Snub Snow Day

There were 'dozens' of school bus accidents in the Washington D.C. area this morning as a result of school districts making the bad decision to open schools on time despite a thick coating of snow on area roads. As usual, officials are blaming weather forecasters instead of taking responsibility for their actions. » 1/06/15 3:45pm 1/06/15 3:45pm

Screw NYC and LA, DC is Hell for Drivers

The beauty of being a car enthusiast is seeing cars as more than mere appliances. Unfortunately, this mentality doesn't always stretch to daily driving. There certainly are moments where my car is nothing more than a mere appliance, trudging through traffic, the dual clutch box more jerky than when I accidentally… » 2/25/14 3:50pm 2/25/14 3:50pm

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

Volkswagen XL1 At Katie's Cars And Coffee: December 7th, 2013

I debated not going to Katie's this morning since the turnout has dwindled due to the cold weather, however I knew Volkswagen HQ had both a Veyron and an XL1 on hand this week. I decided to come on the chance an XL1 did appear, despite my being told that it almost certainly would not come. Much to my delight, VW… » 12/07/13 4:51pm 12/07/13 4:51pm

Trucker Protest Gets Crazier with Lady Who Believes Obama Is Osama

Can this on-again, off-again trucker protest in D.C. get any fucking weirder than it already is? Yes, because anything is possible with speed. Despite one of the protest's organizers saying yesterday that the "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" rally was all a lie from the start, a rival organizer now says the… » 10/09/13 3:47pm 10/09/13 3:47pm

A Fleet of Blimps Will Soon Serve as a Missile Shield Over Washington

A still-chilling consequence of post-9/11 America is that we remain all too aware of the fact that we could be attacked at any moment. And so with worst case scenarios in mind, the military is constantly upgrading our defense systems in increasingly creative ways. Washington DC is next in line. It's getting blimps. » 7/24/13 11:15am 7/24/13 11:15am