Whatever happened to the Evergreen 747 tankers? I did a little research, and they still use one, but I remember when it was first introduced, it was supposed to be the next big thing (no pun intended) in wild land firefighting. Was it not as popular as the DC-10's, or not as cost-effective? » 9/15/14 6:57pm Monday 6:57pm

After he was executed, NPR had a guest who had been held in Syria, and his employer paid the ransom. I wish I could remember who it was. He said that there is a misguided belief that the government pays ransoms under the table, which never happens. But, since his ransom had been paid, he said the government looks the… » 9/12/14 2:40pm Friday 2:40pm

I could put American Hot Rod as a tie for last. Its only redeeming quality is Mike Rowe as the narrator. I remember growing up, reading all the car magazines, and thinking Boyd Coddington was supposed to be the pinnacle of hot rodding. Seeing his show was truly a case of seeing the sausage being made. They had all… » 9/04/14 10:20pm 9/04/14 10:20pm

Assholes put their carry-on in the first available overhead bin as they board. Doesn't matter if they're in row 20...if there's space above row 4, they're stashing it there, taking space intended for the people in row 4. » 9/04/14 2:56pm 9/04/14 2:56pm

The new NSX is going to be like the "Chinese Democracy" of the car world. It might have been awesome if it came out when they started pimping it. But with so many built-in delays, it is bound to be a disappointment. It could have been the perfect sports car in 2007, but the R8 came out the next year, and that's what… » 8/28/14 2:22pm 8/28/14 2:22pm

My dad was a correspondent for CBS News when I was growing up, and he was based in Denver for 11 years . After the Super Bowl 22 blowout, he had to do a story for the CBS Evening News, and closed it by saying the only thing Denver was number 1 in was carbon monoxide levels (which was the case at the time). » 8/19/14 12:50pm 8/19/14 12:50pm