Category Archives: Technology of Indignity

Death Wobble: Fini

Congress dry humped Toyota over bullshit while I was rolling around on four tons of iron that might lose control due to a common and known flaw?
I call foul! I had my reservations about owning anything associated with a government owned company and this is why. Continue reading

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Death Wobble: Part VII

I had a brief moment of terror, followed by a longer period of mental disarray, and finally a sinking feeling of money being drained from my life forces. (It’s like raising children.) Continue reading

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Death Wobble: Part VI

A phone call from a roving Adaptive Curmudgeon to Mrs. Curmudgeon. Ring ring… Mrs. Curmudgeon: “Hello?” Me: “AAAAAUUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHH!” Mrs. Curmudgeon: “I’ve told you to switch to decaf.” Me: “I HAVE! I’m in Starbucks, surrounded by hipster dipshits, and I’m drinking … Continue reading

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Death Wobble: Part V

At the Starbucks. After a couple hours and some Internet based review of the word “death wobble”. Ring ring… Me: “Curmudgeon speaking. If you’re a telemarketer prepare to die.” Mechanic: “I checked your truck. It’s ‘death wobble’. You need to … Continue reading

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Death Wobble: Part IV

Standing at the service counter at a dealership: Mechanic: “What happened.” Me: “I was driving along, everything silky smooth. Then all hell broke loose. The damn truck shook like a meth addict dividing by zero.” Mechanic: “It was a violent … Continue reading

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Death Wobble: Part III

Captain’s Log, Monday: 10:30 am: I don’t get it. For no apparent reason, the truck went from a smooth running flawless example of modern refinement… to an uncontrollable terrifying vibrating paint mixer that shook my skull loose. 10:40 am: I … Continue reading

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Death Wobble: Part II

Captain’s Log, Monday: 10:01 am: AAAAAAUUUUUGGGGHHHHH! 10:02 am: I have abruptly pulled over to the side of the highway. Something has gone suddenly and catastrophically wrong. I would have wet myself but I lacked the presence of mind to do … Continue reading

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Death Wobble: Part I

Captain’s Log, Monday: 10:00 am: I’m piloting my truck down an Interstate’s flawless pavement. My glorious steel steed of freedom is a marvel of precision and torque! It is humming smoothly, tracking like I’m on rails, and hauling a righteous … Continue reading

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Another Cool Idea That Won’t Happen In “Free America”

Other ideas run aground on established interests and bureaucracies. They’re killed in their crib and never make it to prime time. Here are a few examples near and dear to my heart: Continue reading

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There Is No Monopoly On Stupid: Part III

Ok, I’ve been dithering through two posts to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that: The Chevy Volt sucks so bad that even the craptacular Edsel (formerly considered the wheeled definition of unmitigated total automotive/financial disaster) was a resounding … Continue reading

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