Posts in category "Funny stuff"

Happy Valentine's Day: Ford pranks unsuspecting speed daters

Happy Valentine's Day: Ford pranks unsuspecting speed daters
When I first started writing about cars, people called me “Honey” a lot. And it was often followed by some level of condescension, including — more often than not — a pat on the head. My favorite was when I attended a press event, and I beelined for the car with a manual transmission. Just... Read more »

Want to see something funny? Check out Honda's Twitter right now

Want to see something funny? Check out Honda's Twitter right now
At first, I assumed it was a hack. But apparently, I don’t watch enough TV. As a part of the “Happy Honda Days” promotion, Skeletor has “taken over” @Honda’s Twitter handle. And he’s kind of funny. It began 7 hours ago with: Twittersphere: It is I, Skeletor! Now that I have control of Honda’s account, no... Read more »

SNL spoofs creepy Lincoln ads

SNL spoofs creepy Lincoln ads
When I first saw the new Lincoln ads with Matthew McConaughey, I thought they were creepy. And I actually like the guy. And the Lincoln brand. So, you’ve got to wonder who’s in charge over there to so completely miss the mark. I mean, seriously, does anyone out there not find these #InTheMoment ads odd? Well, thank... Read more »
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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.