Debunking the Cul-de-Sac – Emily Badger, CityLab
Just stop letting monkeys drive cars, says video blogger CGP Grey.
The New Yorker found 1940s film taken while driving around Los Angeles streets, and followed the same course with a camera today.
The 1940s footage is a better-looking city. The New Yorker explains why.
Even then it was a city made for cars, though a lot less traffic than today.
Pearl RearVision is a rearview video camera you can add to your older model car that lacks one as dealer standard. Pearl is a startup founded by ex-Apple engineers.
Sounds great. I love having rearview video when I rent a car, and I miss it when driving our old Subaru Forester.
But the price tag is $500. Everybody who can afford that is already driving a new car.
I’m not predicting great success.
“Incredibles”-inspired family sticker. I saw this on the back window of a car at Lake Murray. The girl seems to have suffered a tragic head injury.
I saw it on the back of a car at Lake Murray. No, your screen isn’t dirty — the car window was.
Hot Wheels is making a Spock-leaning-on-a-64-Buick car for Comic-Con [Cory Doctorow – Boing Boing]
I had thought the photo was ‘shopped, but Cory says Nimoy bought the car with his Star Trek earnings.
Some of the photos are quite attractive. I’ve selected the others, above. Heh.
More here: c. 1965: Vacationing in Maine: Sun, surf and very reasonable motels! – Alex Q. Arbuckle, Mashable
Midcentury was the golden age of gorilla costumes.
1959 Buick Invicta automobile [Detroit Public Library]
I totally want one of these. The possibility it might cause a wreck seems a small price to pay for overall awesomeness.