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Vivienne Westwood: Dame Hypocrite’s New Clothes

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - by Kathy Shaidle

Be honest: Making fun of Al Gore, Michael Moore and Tom Friedman is getting stale. Those liberal hypocrites are all so… ten years ago. Luckily, veteran English fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has stepped into the breach, providing us with a brand new clueless, tone-deaf progressive do-gooder millionaire to make fun of. Westwood first rose to […]

The 10 Most Disappointing Supercars

Monday, July 21st, 2014 - by Becky Graebner

1. De Tomaso Pantera Produced: 1971-1991 What do you get when you combine an Italian sports car built by an ex-racer and a Yankee Ford V8?  The Pantera (and, if you’re Elvis, a new target for shooting). De Tomaso and Ford teamed up in the early 1970s to produce a mid-engine sports car that was […]

10 Easy Ways to Make Your Apartment Look Grown-Up

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 - by Hannah Sternberg

Millennials are growing up fast, but are their apartments? There’s a certain point in your life when you wake up and realize you don’t want your home to look like a college dorm anymore. But sometimes it’s hard to put your finger on exactly how to make a place look grown-up, while still retaining your unique […]

The 10 Most Iconic American Muscle Cars

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 - by Becky Graebner

1. Ford Mustang Where does one even start when talking about the Ford Mustang?  This car has become the embodiment of America’s love affair with speed and muscle.  This iconic Ford instigated the creation of the “pony car” classification of automobiles and prompted competing car manufacturers to crank out America’s other favorite muscle cars.  For […]

A Handsome Stable: The 10 Most Beautiful Ferrari Road Cars

Monday, May 19th, 2014 - by Becky Graebner

I attempted to make a list of the world’s most beautiful cars but it turned out to be way too long for any sane person to read in one article.  However, during my list making, I realized that I was strongly favoring the Italians.  I decided to compile a list of the most beautiful Ferraris. […]

The 10 Ugliest Cars of the Last 30 Years

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 - by Becky Graebner

It’s always a special treat when a trip to the grocery store or dentist turns into a rare car-spotting experience.  A forgotten classic or exotic is seen prowling the streets or, even better, appears in the parking lot next to your car.  Cue daydream starring you in that exotic car.  Maybe you’re in Monaco, driving […]

Chummy Photo Spread Reveals: Obama Hangs with Yuppies

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Obama’s Press Secretary Jay Carney recently had his home featured in Washington Mom. The typical chummy photo spread revealed what we already knew: Carney is a yuppie. Considering Obama’s Marxist roots, hippie leanings, and wife’s penchant for designer everything, the revelation that he works with yuppies should come as no surprise. After all, he is the […]

How Not to Turn Into The Shining This Winter

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 - by Hannah Sternberg

Tonight’s Gardening Music: It’s just about the time of year I start to get the desperate, painful feeling that I’ll never see a green growing thing again. The Polar Vortex isn’t doing much to help my cabin fever — I used to get through long winters in Vermont by imagining that somewhere in the continental […]

4 Colly Birds: A Gift Guide for the Hardcore Home Decorators

Saturday, December 21st, 2013 - by Becky Graebner

Today is Saturday, December 21, 2013.  If this were a literal countdown of the “Twelve days of Christmas” song, we would receive “four colly birds” today. (A “colly bird” is a common blackbird, FYI.) There are only four days until Christmas! (You shopping procrastinators really better get a move on…) Here is a gift guide […]

8 Maids a Milking: A Gift Guide for the Bakers, Bartenders, and Chefs

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 - by Becky Graebner

Today is Tuesday, December 17, 2013.  The reverse “Twelve Days of Christmas” countdown indicates that we would receive “eight maids a milking” today. This means that there are only eight days until Christmas! Today’s gift guide is for the people on your list who are so in love with preparing food and entertaining that their […]

How to Build the World’s Manliest Paper Towel Holder…

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 - by Builder Bob

When I start a new project I often dive in head first and make a big mess in the process. Paint splatters, sawdust, motor oil, spilled glue, calf’s blood, dismembered limbs–you know the usual workshop messes. So after I’m done digging wells and building hospitals for the underprivileged in Africa, I need a bunch of […]

How To Hang Pegboard To Finally Get Your Garage Organized

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 - by Builder Bob

After moving to my new place, I had access to a great studio space. It had cabinets, shelves, and a large counter top work surface. But after my first few projects digging tools out of cabinets, tool cases, and packed boxes I decided it was time to organize my work space more efficiently. Adding Pegboard […]

4 Safety Systems Steering us Closer to Autonomous Cars

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 - by Becky Graebner

Autonomous cars have been creating some buzz in the news lately.  From coverage on their capabilities and advantages to warnings about their limitations and security issues, everyone seems to be curious about the autonomous car.  Something else is brewing within this new-age driving hoopla: a battle for control of the stick shift.  Computer-operated driving systems […]

How to Build a Picture Frame in 9 Easy Steps

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 - by Builder Bob

Working the paint counter at a local hardware store, I’ve made quite a mess of my apron. So after about the 300th customer made comments on how it looked like a piece of art, I decided, hey, why not frame it and see if I can make a quick buck? My hopes were soon dashed […]

Great Britain Embraces Plastic Money

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - by Sarah Hoyt

Remember when the derogatory word of the sixties was “plastic”?  To say something was plastic signified it was fake or not quite what it pretended to be. Well, Great Britain is now all set to embrace plastic money.  And though it will cost more to produce and be more slippery (insert joke here) the money […]

Another Electric Vehicle (But It’s Not for the Masses)

Saturday, September 14th, 2013 - by Becky Graebner

Four months ago, I wrote a piece about the reemergence of electric car maker Detroit Electric. In that short piece, I mentioned that the electric car market is “super-saturated” with expensive, super cars. While the American dream supports Detroit Electric’s pursuit of happiness (and success), I am not 100% sold on what D.E.’s niche will […]

Toyota Prius, the Homo Habilus of Hybrids, is Getting a Makeover!

Thursday, September 5th, 2013 - by Becky Graebner

We can blame the successful Toyota Prius for the iconic egg-shape that has taken over the electric/hybrid vehicle category. Most manufacturers have sought to duplicate the success of the Prius by adopting its technology—as well as mimicking its exterior design. So, what did the consumers end up with?  Cars like the Ford C-Max, Ford Focus […]

New York City’s Buried Museum To Its Opulent Past

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 - by Chris Queen

We all know about New York City’s famed subway system. What many of us – especially those of us who haven’t visited the city since the pre-Giuliani years – don’t realize is that there are some parts of the system that the public hasn’t seen in 70 years. One example is the ornate, century-old City […]

American Drivers Still Like to Kick it Old School

Thursday, July 4th, 2013 - by Becky Graebner

Take a look around. Granted you aren’t alone in your home or isolated in a cubicle, there are probably several people around you and they are either a) on a phone b) on a computer/tablet or c) staring at a TV. The modern age is obsessed with technology, innovation, and sleek, time-saving gadgets.  The computer […]

How to Simultaneously Fuel Both Your Car AND Coffee Addictions

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 - by Becky Graebner

Washington, D.C. is notorious for clogged streets and bridges, road-raging drivers, crazy taxis, and careless pedestrians. For those in D.C. who own cars, parking is slim to none and pot holes are as common as pigeons. Poor suspension. In short, the Capital is the opposite of a driver/car-lovers paradise. Thankfully, the concrete jungle of D.C. […]

2 More Roadblocks For Electric Vehicles

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 - by Becky Graebner

As if Electric Vehicles didn’t have it tough already; they’re expensive, require specific infrastructure (that, in some places, is still nonexistent), and buyers are scarce. It seems the month of June has dealt the EV industry a few more unlucky blows. I bet the majority of the public won’t be very surprised… Setback #1: A […]

2 Years Behind! Toyota Struggles Playing Tech Catch Up

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 - by Becky Graebner

Toyota has dominated the American auto market for decades. The Toyota name became synonymous with high resale value, inexpensive repairs, and rare breakdowns. Subsequently, the Camry and Corolla became two of the best selling cars in America. However, Toyota has hit some snags in the past few years: PR-damaging recalls, design flops, and trouble keeping […]

Walt Disney’s Optimistic Futurism

Friday, June 7th, 2013 - by Chris Queen

Check out the previous installments in Chris Queen’s ongoing series exploring the values and philosophy of Walt Disney: April 22: 10 Must-Read Books for Disney Nerds May 3: Walt Disney’s Fascinating Political Journey May 10: 5 Examples of the Value of Faith in Disney’s Classic Films May 17: How Disney Culture Values Excellence May 24: 5 Disney Films That Define […]

If Successful, Hydrogen Could Stir Up a ‘Green’ Arms Race

Thursday, June 6th, 2013 - by Becky Graebner

Battery, Battery, Battery. Hybrid, Hybrid, Hybrid. Hydrogen. Well, that’s a word we haven’t heard in a while! Of course, hydrogen has always been around, but the alternative to the “usual suspects” of the alternative energy clique (electric and hybrid-electric cars) has been modest with its time in the spotlight. That’s about to change. Aston Martin […]