28 April, 2008

flying lesson

Stephane Ortelli was able to walk away from this accident yesterday at Monza.

Ain't technology great?

25 April, 2008

Stay classy San Diego

*Money can't buy class shocker!*

Yeah I know, and lets face it Lamborghini have always been the brash moneyed idiot ride of choice anyway. That's not to say that every Lambo you see is owned by a braying talent-vacuum that needs sterilising... merely that every member of that set aspires to a Lambo. As the man said: Universal affirmatives can only be partially converted: all of Alma Cogan is dead, but only some of the class of dead people are Alma Cogan.

We now have the oh so hilarious equivalent of those stickers crackers put on their F150 showing Calvin pissing on a Chevy logo... expect the Old Trafford carpark to feature one soon.

21 April, 2008

I will taunt you a second time

There seems to be a bit of a trend for retro Electro concept albums featuring cars at the moment. Super Furry Animals singer Gruff Rhys has completed work on a new electro-pop collaborative project with Boom Bip under the collective monicker Neon Neon. Their album, titled Stainless Style, is based on the tumultuous life of De Lorean Motor Company founder John De Lorean.

Daft Punk's Electroma opens with the duo driving in a 1987 Ferrari 412 and is a strange hymn to the road movie.

And now fellow French Electro bod Kavinsky releases 1986, an album about a guy who dies unceremoniously but is somehow revived to drive his Ferrari Testarossa, which also revives itself a la Christine, the 58 Plymouth Fury of yore. Zombie Ferrari. Zombie driver. He must get his revenge against... well... hard to say - it's French.

18 April, 2008

J-Lo loader

09 April, 2008

My name is Otto

Cleveland, Ohio. Screaming children jumped from a school bus onto a road as the bus rolled downhill and crashed on Monday. The driver was answering nature's call in a gas station restroom at the time. Fifteen children suffered mostly minor injuries.

There are several lessons here... it's probably a false economy to contract out school bus work to a firm called Aqua Limo. They sound like the kind of outfit who would employ the odd shady character as a driver. Should you use somebody with Grand Theft Auto on their sheet as as a schoolbus driver? Probably not.

The bus crashed into a bridge support pillar after rolling away from the gas station. Officials credit one child with steering the bus away from oncoming traffic, Arts Academy Charter School Director Alexis Rainbow says many of the children on board are heroes.

"After speaking with students we had many heroes on this bus working together and I can't identify one person as the hero because they were all working together."

I'm calling shenanigans here...

...Okay its a given that you don't leave a bus full of kids unattended - that's rule No1 I expect, but given the GTA bust I'm guessing he has a history of making less than perfect decisions. But how many people have EVER used a gas station that was built on a slope?

I'm betting my right nut that the 'hero kid' who steered into a bridge steered it right out of the gas station in the first place, when the previous conviction came to light that little bastard lucked out big time. A bus full of smart little hero children and not one of them has heard of brakes?

02 April, 2008

Kick out the Jams