Archive for the ‘Rant’ Category

Say Hello to Mr. Winter

Today, our car froze shut. Not just jiggle-the-lock-a-little-and-it’ll-be-fine frozen. I’m talking ninth-circle-of-hell frozen. Struggling through the bone-cutting wind to purchase something involving de-icing technology from the farther-away-than-I-remembered local Walmart, and listening to my good-intentioned wife insist that the level of cold we were experiencing was not really all that cold compared to winters in Vladivostok, […]

Worst of the worst

So, I can’t decide which of these ideas is actually the Worst Idea Ever Conceived: This? …or this? I think this race might be too close to call. by

Intersect this

My fellow Grand Rapids residents, if you’re like me, you have often wondered if it is possible to design a worse and more dangerous intersection than that at the 96/196/Beltline. Yes, I’m referring to the Intersection of Certain Death, where cars traveling at 70+ mph are given approximately four seconds to swerve across multiple lanes […]