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  1. Factor a nice caffeine addiction into the equation and we get a true Jekyll and Hyde scenario. Not to be confused with Heckle and Jeckle.
  2. An electric car in a car chase? Maybe they can stop in the middle and recharge it. Or, heaven forbid, they utilize a used car.
  3. I'm still waiting for him to use his control of the Twitter engineering pool to prove just how many accounts really are bots. And thus justify purchasing Twit-land for a much lower price than he was forced to pay by the now unemployed former 'management' team.
  4. Steve McQueen's cop character is being resurrected in a new movie that will be directed by Steven Spielberg and star Bradley Cooper in the titular role. The original 1968 thriller centers around a mob investigation, but is best-remembered for its iconic car chase when Bullitt chases a black Dodge Charger through the streets of San Francisco in his green Ford Mustang. The sequence helped the film win an Academy Award for best film editing and made the green Mustang one of the most famous movie cars of all time. Two were used during production, with the primary hero car being sold afterwards and disappearing from the public eye for decades before being uncovered by its owner in 2018 and auctioned two years later for $3.4 million. The stunt car was found rotting away in a junkyard in Mexico in 2017. Its history was discovered during a restoration, and it remains in the possession of the people who unknowingly bought it. Little is known about the new film other than that it will be an original story and not a remake. However, it is pretty clear it is going to need one thing: An epic car chase. The only question is, what car will Cooper's Bullitt drive? Assuming it will be a Ford, which it pretty much has to be, here are a few candidates: FORD MUSTANG GT McQueen's car was a Highland Green Mustang GT 390, and there is an updated Mustang GT on the way for the 2024 model year that is very much in the same spirit. It will come powered by a 5.0-liter V8 with over 450 horsepower and offer an available six-speed manual transmission that can provide close-up shifting shots for cinematic effect. FORD MUSTANG MACH-E GT Ford's Mustang-faced electric SUV is also offered in a GT trim with all-wheel-drive and 459 hp. The battery-powered model would be an appropriate choice for today's green scene in San Francisco. FORD F-150 RAPTOR R Sports ‘cars’ are as old-school as McQueen. Performance trucks are where it's at today and the 700 hp F-150 Raptor R would be perfect for jumping up and down San Francisco's hilly streets. FORD BRONCO RAPTOR The 418 hp Bronco Raptor is not as powerful as the F-150 Raptor R, but it is just as good at catching air and sticking the landing and should be able to handle the city's 90-degree turns pretty well with its widebody stance. Unfortunately, none of the above are currently available in Highland Green, but Ford has offered three Bullitt special edition Mustangs over the years, and it is easy enough for it to add the color to the option list before the film comes out. Of course, Bullitt will need something to chase, and that car is obvious. With Dodge discontinuing its V8-powered Charger and Challenger models next year, the only real option will be the all-electric 2024 Charger Daytona SRT, which conveniently made its debut in a menacing metallic dark gray. https://www.foxnews.com/auto/what-car-bradley-cooper-drive-bullitt-reboot
  5. Mrs. Minervadoe is from Aruba and her mom is from Argentina. SO, she is glued to certain games with south American teams and has no problem watching any of the games being broadcast in Spanish. It's annoying to watch the players flop to the ground and roll around in agony at some supposed violent and flagrant violation of the rules and then pop back up as soon as a yellow card is issued. AND, I have to plug my ears when the announcers scream GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! So far, whatever team she roots for is the one that I root against. No particular reason. It just seems to turn out that way .
  6. Somebody's watching you. With a withering look, the world is saved. The wisdom of youth is not tainted by facts, or economic truths.
  7. We had the plastic P trap in my mother's kitchen come apart when my sister in law kept jamming crap into the drain. She'd never used a garbage disposal before and asked me if it was okay to shove stuff in there. I didn't realize that she didn't know she had to turn it on. So I just said, 'yes, you can put stuff in the garbage disposal.' Next thing I know, I'm on the floor mopping and reassembling while all the cooking Tom foolery was still going on.
  8. 11/26: is it time to watch the Trailer Park Boys Xmas special yet.
  9. Sounds like a great kid. And don't forget to give the parents some of the credit. She would have turned out some other way under different circumstances.
  10. From a life of entitlement, luxury and pampered treatment, to a gulag. If she survives, I'll bet she comes back just as disrespectful of the U.S. as before. But my guess is that she will be a changed and embittered person. New details emerge on harsh conditions Brittney Griner is facing in Russian penal colony A lot has been said about the potentially harsh conditions that WNBA star Brittney Griner could face in a Russian penal colony. Now after her transfer to IK-2 Mordovia, things could actually be much worse for her. Survivor and activist Nadya Tolokonnikova, who served time in Russian penal colony, called IK-2 the “harshest” in the Russian prison system. According to Tolokonnikova, “Prisoners in IK-2 work in slave-like conditions…Some [prisoners] decide to commit suicide, which is not as easy in penal colony conditions.” She also narrated the other brutal living conditions that the Phoenix Mercury player could be dealing with right now, including “16 hours work days,” beatings and tortures, as well as heavy physical labor. Prisoners are also tasked to sew uniforms for the Russian army and police. They also “share barracks with 100 other people, with only 3-5 toilets for all, and no hot water,” and are only allowed to shower once a week. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/new-details-emerge-on-harsh-conditions-brittney-griner-is-facing-in-russian-penal-colony/ar-AA14rthh?OCID=ansmsnnews11
  11. I think she's going to find out that taking a knee means something completely different in a Russian prison.
  12. Nina Jankowicz, the would-be “disinformation czar” who was dropped from the Department of Homeland Security after public scrutiny, has now registered officially as a foreign agent, according to government records. Jankowicz, who was executive director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board, was at the center of controversy over the Biden administration’s attempt to censor opposing views. She has now registered as a foreign representative under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), on behalf of the Centre for Information Resilience, a British organization devoted to countering disinformation online. One critic of the group, which was only incorporated in 2020, noted its focus on censorship and wondered openly if it is “a British government cutout, conducting info-war operations at arm’s length from the state.” This pretty well puts paid to her claims to being all about national security, patriotism, and 'democracy,' which she used as her rationale for halting 'disinformation' and censoring conservatives. Turns out she's nothing but a mercenary in the service to the highest bidder and if that bidder is a foreign power, no big deal. Sure, you might think, it was "only" the U.K., which is America's closest ally. Fine and dandy. But also recall that the U.K. has been the nest of some of the most scurrilous meddling into our electoral affairs -- with the completely fabricated Steele dossier a U.K. operation done by Christopher Steele, a former U.K. intelligence official. You can bet that Jankowicz is not serving as a registered foreign agent for the Nigel Farage group of Brits. Odds are, she may be in with the Steele crowd, which, ironically, is probably the most famous purveyor of disinformation. Jankowicz has a history of labeling claims as disinformation that were later found to have credibility and giving credence to discredited claims. She cast doubt on the Hunter Biden laptop story, touted Christopher Steele as a disinformation expert, downplayed Iranian election meddling in the 2020 election, critiqued the promotion of the Wuhan lab leak hypothesis, pushed debunked claims of Trump-Russia collusion, and more. https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/11/bidens_wouldbe_disinformation_chief_nina_jankowicz_registers_as_a_foreign_agent.html
  13. Happy Thanksgiving, unless you're a bird. In which case, thanks for giving. First in: obligatory big bird Thanksgiving meme.
  14. America's 'unique' Thanksgiving stuffing preferences state-by-state https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/americas-unique-thanksgiving-stuffing-preferences-state-by-state
  15. The 1928 Model 72 was Plymouth's first car https://www.foxnews.com/auto/plymouth-car-companys-name-honored-pilgrims-strings
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