Monthly Archive: August 2006

Wheels I

Starting Now– Four parts on the “rules of the road,” such as they are. Let’s move on – from the hardware itself to the operating systems. On reflection – of any length – I can’t put my finger on a single cause for what I perceive to be deterioration on a massive social scale in …

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Autoerotic III

Picking up from last week: Rims through Toys and a Modest Proposal. RIMS. Okay, bling. I guess that, if humans can have “grilles,” cars can have the equivalent of oversized, garish jewelry. Regardless, what is the objective? Added in gross overproportion to a blockish, hulking SUV with low-profile tires, the impression is of a steroidal …

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Autoerotic II

Picking up from last week: Car alarms to pickups: Car Alarms. I live across from a city park and it gets busy when the weather’s good – which in Northern California is most of the time. I actually enjoy the tumult, even when we’re hosting and parking becomes an issue – but especially when Latinos …

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Autoerotic I

I don’t want to suggest that we Californians are emotionally overinvolved with our rides, but if there’s a way to have intercourse while in two separate vehicles, we’ll find it. I doubt this surprises you, in a state where: There is one registered automobile or light truck for every 1.8 humans – only seven states …

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