Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy Friggin New Year!

Once more I would like to thank everyone who stops by every once in a while to look at the photos and stuff I post after stealing it from the world wide interweb. Thanks to all of you for your comments.

I hope that the next year is a great one and that all of you have a safe and happy one. Now get off of your lazy dead asses and drive real fast!

I have to go to bed early so I can start my workout routine tomorrow.

My New Years Resolutions...

I always make sure to give myself goals throughout the year to realize my potential as a human being while maximizing the positive impact I have on humanity as a whole.

Just kidding. My New Years resolutions look a bit more like these.

Have a safe and happy new year people!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Truck Monday...

Well, I'm back to work after the holidays, and I'm most certainly going to be walking into a serious shit storm. I'm not sure if taking time off is worth it or not.


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Weineck Cobra...

The 12.9 Litre Weineck Cobra is a 780 cubic inch V8 powered Cobra designed by the Germans as a daily driver for Cthulhu. They’ll never admit that of course, and are still sticking to their official story that this is a car for regular humans, however it’s difficult to imagine anyone with a skill level below Nigel Mansel being able to handle a 1100hp car with no traction control.
Only 15 of these were ever made, each was produced by Weineck Engineering in Bad Gandersheim, Germany with a MSRP of €545,000. That may sound like a lot of money, but it’s significantly less than other cars that occupy the 1000+hp club, like the Bugatti Veyron, the Hennessey Venom GT and the Koenigsegg Agera R.
That 780 cubic inch V8 is a custom milled machine from Donovan Engineering with purpose built Weineck Engineering pistons, connecting rods, crankshafts and heads. That slightly absurd air-scoop on the hood is actually vital, without it the engine struggles to suck in enough air when the RPM gauge goes above the 4,500 mark. At 7,000 RPM that magical, Cthulhu appeasing 1100hp figure is achieved allowing drivers who have the plums for it to launch the Weineck Cobra from 0-62mph in 2.5 seconds and 0-186 in 10 seconds.
An entirely new chassis had to be built to handle the power, so a MIG welded, self-supporting 4 inch tubular frame was developed with the use of CAD systems, the body is deep drawn from carbon composites to both keep strength high and weight low.
The production run of 15 cars sold out almost as soon as they were announced, so if you want one you’ll need to join the ranks of collectors who wait for them to pop up at auction. As it so happens, the car you see here has just been added to the lot list for the Paris Auction due to be held by RM Auctions on the 5th of February 2014. 

Sunday Funnies...

There's this old priest who got sick of all the people in his parish who kept confessing to adultery. One Sunday, in the pulpit, he said, "if I hear one more person confess to adultery, I'll quit!" Well, everyone liked him, so they came up with a code word. Someone who had committed adultery would say they had "fallen". 

This seemed to satisfy the old priest and things went well, until the priest died at a ripe old age. About a week after the new priest arrived, he visited the Mayor of the town and seemed very concerned. The priest said, "you have to do something about the sidewalks in town. When people come into the confessional, they keep talking about having fallen." The Mayor started to laugh, realizing that no-one had told the new priest about the code word. 

Before the mayor could explain, the priest shook an accusing finger at the mayor and said, "I don't know what you're laughing about, your own wife fell three times this week."

A young guy from Texas moves to California and goes to one of those big "everything under one roof" stores looking for a job. The manager asked, "Do you have any sales experience?" 

The kid said, "Sure, I was a salesman back home in Texas." 

The boss liked the kid so he gave him the job. "You start tomorrow. I?ll come down after we close and see how you did." 

His first day on the job was rough but he got through it. After the store was locked up, the boss came down to see how things went.

"How many sales did you make today?" 

The young man replied without hesitating, "One." 

The boss said, "Just one? Our sales people average 20 or 30 sales a day. How much was the sale for?" 

The kid said, "$101,237.64." 

The boss said, "$101,237.64?! What the hell did you sell?!" 

The kid said, "First I sold him a small fish hook. Then I sold him a medium fish hook. Then I sold him a larger fish hook. Then I sold him a new fishing rod. Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down at the coast, so I told him he was gonna need a boat, so we went down to the boat department and I sold him that twin-engine Chris Craft. Then he said he didn?t think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4x4 Blazer." 

Amazed, the boss said, "A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a boat and a truck?" 

"No, he came here to buy a box of tampons for his wife and I said, 'Well, your weekend's shot, you might as well go fishing.'" 

Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn't seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps: "My friend is dead! What can I do?" 

The operator says: "Calm down, I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead." 

There is a silence, then a shot is heard. Back on the phone, the guy says: "OK, now what?"

Thursday, December 26, 2013