Posted in No Politics Friday, Quick Hits on May 22nd, 2009 by Ed

Terminator: Salvation has made it official; I need subtitles to understand Christian Bale. Either that or he needs to stop talking like he can't shit but is trying mightily to do so.


Posted in No Politics Friday on May 22nd, 2009 by Ed

Schadenfreude has a strong presence on the internet, and my vote for its purest, most misanthropic expression is It is, as the name would indicate, a user-submitted photo gallery of rare, six-figure sports cars turned into piles of rubble by man or nature. Thus the world's wage-earners can visit the site (preferably at work, on the BMW-driving boss's dime) and relish in mental images of vacant yuppies distractedly yakking into a cellphone whilst driving their Ferrari into a rusted-out 1977 Ford Ranchero. Or a brick wall.

If you've ever seen an astronomically expensive Italian sports can manufactured after 1980 you realize that they all look like doorstops, flying wedges with about 4 inches of ground clearance and front bumpers low enough to mow lawns. And if you've ever wondered, as I have, what would happen if such a car impacted a normal vehicle at moderate to high speed – say, if a new ($289,000) Lamborghini assholed a Hyundai Entourage minivan – WreckedExotics provides the simple answer: The laws of physics take over.

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The best part about that is that it happened to someone who isn't me. It's a veritable monument to passive-aggressive bitterness. And I'm OK with it.

(PS: Be sure to check out D-list comedian Eddie "Undercover Brother" Griffin trashing a $1.2 million Enzo Ferrari, one of about 100 in existence.)