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Today I learned my hometown conveniently provides video evidence of traffic camera infractions Today I learned my hometown conveniently provides video evidence of traffic camera infractions

My town of Rockville, MD has loads of traffic cameras. I’ve noticed the camera at this intersection before. But...a couple weeks ago on a lazy Sunday evening drive to pick up pizza, I rolled through a right turn on red. I know, because today I got a citation in the mail with a link to see the video online. Thanks,…

Food Lion has the best generic soda names of any supermarket Food Lion has the best generic soda names of any supermarket

Food Lion is a not-particularly-fancy grocery store in the southeast and mid-Atlantic. Here in the DC area, it’s a half step below stuff like Giant and Safeway. There’s one in the same strip mall as my gym, it’s open til 11 pm, and it’s fine enough for late night post-workout shopping. I love their generic soda names.

I present to you, the one-of-one Fiat 500L Hello Kitty Edition I present to you, the one-of-one Fiat 500L Hello Kitty Edition

My wife and I went to Baltimore yesterday to do something different, but since we didn’t want to go to the aquarium, and it was cold, we ended up getting brunch at this vegan joint sorta/kinda between DC and Baltimore, walking around the Inner Harbor, and drinking in a bar in Fells Point. Oh, and this car was there.

HEY HEY HEY there are turbocharged shower heads now! HEY HEY HEY there are turbocharged shower heads now!

In both of the shower-equipped bathrooms in my house, we have those detachable shower heads on hoses. I love them, but the hose on the one in my master bathroom has developed a leak, and the spray pattern has never been that great so I’m replacing it. WELL LOOKIE WHAT WE HAVE HERE.

Accurate vanity plate is accurate Accurate vanity plate is accurate

The owner even added a chrome J A G U A R tag frame just in case the chrome J A G U A R lettering on the trunk wasn’t enough. At least it’s not a dealer tag frame.

Now available in finer gas stations near you: Blunt Power® air freshener Now available in finer gas stations near you: Blunt Power® air freshener

For when you absolutely, positively, need to smoke weed in your car and have it smell like papaya, piña colada, or banana afterwards, only Blunt Power® oil-based air freshener will do. Look for displays awkwardly perched above CBD gummies. “3 sprays will last for days!”

My goddamn FedEx driver keeps not delivering packages and claiming I'm not home, when I WORK FROM HOME, so I'm escalating things passive-aggressively (UPDATED) My goddamn FedEx driver keeps not delivering packages and claiming I'm not home, when I WORK FROM HOME, so I'm escalating things passive-aggressively (UPDATED)

My wife and I have 3 cats, so we often order things like food and litter in bulk from Chewy.com, which is great, because as long as you spend $49 or more per order you get free FedEx shipping that often comes in 1 day. Except lately, our FedEx driver has been fucking with us.

Somehow there's a September 1967 issue of Car & Driver on the magazine rack at my gym Somehow there's a September 1967 issue of Car & Driver on the magazine rack at my gym

Reading at the gym is anathema to me, but I know there are many Olds who like to sit back and relax with a book or magazine while they slowly plod along through their “cardio.” Maybe one of them donated this magazine, which didn’t even have a mailing label on it. I almost stole it.

Working from home means it takes me a looooong time to go through a tank of gas Working from home means it takes me a looooong time to go through a tank of gas

Even though I now have to leave the house for work once a week, I’m still not driving much at all. The last time I filled up the tank in my 335xi, which if I drive it in totally city conditions is lucky to return 17 mpg, was January 22. I still have just over half a tank left.

Holy crap, look at this minty fresh Merkur Scorpio Holy crap, look at this minty fresh Merkur Scorpio

I happened upon this Merkur Scorpio while I was out and about today. It was super clean all around, the guy driving it looked to be at least 85 years old, and that style of Maryland plate was phased out in 2004. Maybe the dude bought the thing new?

So...about those Veloster N dealer markups So...about those Veloster N dealer markups

Yesterday as I drove past my local Hyundai dealer, I happened to see a Veloster N still in the shrink wrap pull out onto the main road for a quick drive. I didn’t get a picture, but it’s listed on their website, with a discount.

Steal of a deal on a laptop more than good enough for most people Steal of a deal on a laptop more than good enough for most people

B&H Photo has a deal on the 13" Lenovo Ideapad 720s with basically all the features you could want out of a laptop. It’s not loaded, but it will suffice, and it’s only $600.  

I switched to cell phone service for old people and I love it (UPDATE: with a little visual voicemail difficulty) I switched to cell phone service for old people and I love it (UPDATE: with a little visual voicemail difficulty)

A few months ago I said I was going to switch from Verizon prepaid to AT&T prepaid because Verizon deprioritizes prepaid customers’ data in congested areas. Well, I never actually got around to switching, until this week, when I didn’t switch to AT&T but instead to Consumer Cellular. Yes, the thing for old people.

The shit the travel industry expects us to put up with in bad weather is galling The shit the travel industry expects us to put up with in bad weather is galling

My wife is in Wisconsin visiting with her mom who had a health scare over Christmas. She was supposed to fly back today, but they’re getting 7 to 10 inches of snow in Wisconsin right now. Southwest has a waiver to re-book flights at no cost, BUT....

On MLK weekend, someone spray painted a bigass orange swastika on the side of my high school On MLK weekend, someone spray painted a bigass orange swastika on the side of my high school

Funny pic here for what’s a serious subject, but I had to go with something high school-related since no photos of the graffiti in question have been released.

I want to like the Veloster N but the rear visibility is killing it for me I want to like the Veloster N but the rear visibility is killing it for me

The Hyundai Veloster N, especially with the Performance Package, ticks all my cheap performance car boxes. But I also kinda hate it, because this is what you see when you look into the back seat area of a 2019 Hyundai Veloster. It doesn’t have to be this way, Hyundai!

Last night I bought dog food for a (probably?) crazy person to keep my grocery checkout line moving Last night I bought dog food for a (probably?) crazy person to keep my grocery checkout line moving

My gym is conveniently located in a strip mall that also has a Halal Guys and a Food Lion. Last night after the gym, I went to Food Lion for some groceries, and the dude in front of me in the one and only non-self-check checkout line was causing mad problems.

These sub-$400 phones are the Goodfellas long take thru the kitchen entrance into flagship phone picture qualify These sub-$400 phones are the Goodfellas long take thru the kitchen entrance into flagship phone picture qualify

Let me tell you about me and phones. I care about a few basic things with them, mainly nice clean software and good picture quality. I don’t care about having a flagship phone, but until recently only flagship phones have offered excellent cameras. That’s still mostly the case, but here comes some good news!

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