Thanks, Zac, for the mention, and thanks everybody, for suggesting a "relatively" in front of easy. No, it is doesn't compare with the ease of cars of today, but compared with driving a horse and buggy or a wagon with a team, it was much simpler. » 4/15/14 6:46pm 4/15/14 6:46pm

So as a Jalopnik Dame, or at least a Jalopnik Dame Emeritus, here's my thought. Once something like this happens, you lose control of the narrative. The Washington pundits and Jon Stewart and the editorial boards get a hold of the story, and your message goes out the window. Doesn't matter how good the legal case is,… » 4/03/14 12:42pm 4/03/14 12:42pm

You have to wonder why the announcement was made at all. Dave Bing isn't running again. The gubernatorial election is a year away, so it can't help whoever the Democratic candidate would be. And, the government is going to shut down next week (supposedly), so will any wire transfers actually take place? » 9/27/13 6:05pm 9/27/13 6:05pm

Here's something to remember: DeLoreans were lousy cars (that's referred to in the excerpt, but it needs to be re-emphasized). At the time all this was happening, the American economy was in a tailspin, and the Japanese carmakers had made huge inroads in auto sales. Right around the time DeLorean was nosediving, the… » 9/03/13 2:10pm 9/03/13 2:10pm

I used to park there, when I worked at USA Today across the street, and never had a clue that it was THE Deep Throat parking garage. We liked it because it is only a couple of levels, meaning you can park quickly, and you can drive directly in from the left turn lane. Once you were parked, it was a fast scoot across… » 8/27/13 4:30pm 8/27/13 4:30pm

This is very simple to figure out, if you just do the math. There are roughly 700,000 Detroit residents. 700,000 divided by 50,000 equals 14 stray dogs per resident. If you assume there are no stray dogs downtown, in Midtown, Corktown, or Southwest Detroit, then there have to be many more than 14 stray dogs per person… » 8/22/13 5:51pm 8/22/13 5:51pm

I lived in Tokyo, and you learn very quickly to avoid rush hour trains if you don't have to be someplace. You really are packed in like cattle, and it's especially uncomfortable for women because of threat from gropers. But it also is an effective defense to stare them right in the eyes. They usually change trains at… » 8/17/13 4:23pm 8/17/13 4:23pm