I'm not a Bond fan, I just catch them every now and then, but I still believe that he drowned in the opening sequence of Skyfall and everything else was a dream. Or maybe he dreamed about drowning and...I don't know. But the man would need gills to survive that. One too many suspensions of disbelief for my taste. It's… » 3/27/15 9:19pm Yesterday 9:19pm

Near my former workplace was a little garage that worked on all the locals' top-end rides. Last year there was a Bentley sitting on jacks for at least a month, probably waiting for some component made from a single strand of a unicorn's tail to be sourced and shipped from the old country. All of which is to say, and I… » 3/25/15 8:15am Wednesday 8:15am

Ah yes. I had the Olds variant, a '90 Calais. It was paradoxically both unreliable and unkillable. The roughest stretch was in the 130s when it went through a phase of bucking and stalling at red lights and stop signs. My mechanic finally discovered a torque converter issue that was basically keeping it stuck in third… » 3/17/15 9:26pm 3/17/15 9:26pm

Not a subway thing, but well into the '80s, NJ Transit's Morris & Essex line (formerly the Erie-Lackawanna) operated these cars. Electrified service was inaugurated in 1930, with Thomas Edison driving the first train out of Hoboken, but some of the trailer cars dated to 1912. I was a rider right through the conversion… » 2/26/15 8:19am 2/26/15 8:19am