Posts in category "Funny stuff"

Must watch: Jeff Gordon and Pepsi Max punk Jalopnik writer

I really don’t want to give too much introduction other than: You. Must. Watch. This.  I have seriously never laughed so hard. And, as Travis Okulski attests at the end: It’s real.     My favorite quote: “Sir! This never works!” What part of this “Test Drive 2″ video did you find the funniest? Comment... Read more »

A Chicago chair marks the spot

A Chicago chair marks the spot
I know there’s snow in the forecast. I get it. I see it out my window falling right now. But, don’t you think it’s a little early to mark your spot, Chicago? I get that this is a city tradition (albeit an illegal one). But still. When I took this photo at 2 p.m., the... Read more »

April Fools'! HondaHAIR attachment for vacuum

Last week when Honda announced their on-board vacuum for the 2014 Odyssey, I didn’t doubt for a minute that it existed. As a non-parent, however, I didn’t quite understand the uses. But my tweeps filled me in pretty quickly mentioning “mashed Cheerios.” So, while this April Fools’ joke isn’t quite believable, it is well-timed. What’s... Read more »
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Jill + Harlem Globetrotters = Thanksgiving Parade

Jill + Harlem Globetrotters = Thanksgiving Parade
Well, since I didn’t crash last year, they actually asked me back. This year, I’ll be driving a Jeep Wrangler in the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade with the Harlem Globetrotters. Is it just me, or is that going to make for a hilarious photo? And believe me, one (or several) will be posted. Chrysler Group will... Read more »

GirlintheTrunk meets CrutchGirl :/

GirlintheTrunk meets CrutchGirl :/
So, I managed to break my foot. It’s a lovely spiral fracture with a 50 percent displacement (and, yeah, that’s a link to the X-ray). Since I’m a runner and habitually wear 5-inch heels, surgery seemed to be the best option. Thus, I’m relegated to crutches and a big-ass (notice the compound modifier) cast for the... Read more »

How many Ciminillos fit in a Jaguar XF?

How many Ciminillos fit in a Jaguar XF?
The current guess is about 6 Ciminillos, but that is, of course, if you pour me in. I would, however, like to think that at least 3 of me could fit pretty comfortably. With 17.7 cu-ft of cargo volume, the trunk is actually pretty good. My one complaint: I wish the trunk opening was just... Read more »
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Fiat 'House Arrest' commercial is #winning

I love the Fiat 500 because it’s fun to drive … as well as the perfect size for Chicago. This new commercial with Charlie Sheen shows off it’s capability because of it’s compact size. Though I find Sheen annoying, I enjoyed the commercial anyway.

Girl in the trunk goes viral ...

Girl in the trunk goes viral ...
I’m not sure exactly where the idea came into play, but somewhere along the line someone thought it would be a good idea to see how many Ciminillos would fit in a Ram Box. I’m always game for a challenge. Thus, there I was at the Chicago Auto Show, using the tire as a step... Read more »

Chicago Auto Show: Interview with Hyundai's John Krafcik ...

… From the trunk of the Hyundai Elantra GT. C’mon,  you had to figure @GirlInTheTrunk would make an appearance at some point, right? Today, Hyundai launched 2 new models in the Elantra lineup, the coupe and the GT 5-door. I had the chance to steal a couple minutes with John Krafcik, president and CEO of... Read more »
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Automotive Super Bowl Commercials: Jill's Playlist

OK … I’ve been keeping a playlist of the automotive commercials from the Super Bowl … I think I managed to capture them all. If not, let me know and I’ll add it in. My favorite? The Acura commercial with Jerry Seinfeld. The creepiest? Hmmm … It’s a toss up between Audi’s vampire commercial and... Read more »