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I'm 42 years old. The automotive press has not stopped raving about this car since I was 14. What was the fall of 1987 like? The premiere of Star Trek: TNG. Black Monday. North Korea tried to start a war with South Korea (again). Baby Jessica got rescued from a well. Gorby and Reagan agreed to meet more and get treaties done. Mega Man was born. The designs and contracts for the ISS began to take shape. It's safe to say this is the most celebrated German car of the 1980s.
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An accident. Racial violence that was planned for months. Planned. The killer worse white supremacist patches. It was not an accident. And this is the end of Perry as a national candidate. He's DONE.
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This is a story as old as the real estate game. In New York, especially, money doesn't just talk, it fairly screams. The working and middle classes in this country have been, to coin a phrase, reamed, steamed and cleaned for decades. Maybe, just maybe, there are tiny, hopeful signs that they're getting good and sick of it.
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The Catholic Church, which had its own way in Ireland for centuries, has seen an incredibly rapid collapse of its power and influence. Of course, it had it coming! Good on the Irish! No on to the next human rights issue in the republic, abortion.  
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On this week’s episode of the Hooniverse podcast: The talented freelance photographer, graphic designer, and unabashed Seinfeld enthusiast Kevin “The Emoji Whisperer” McCauley graces us with his presence. McCauley, who rolled up to the podcast studio in a 1979 Mercedes-Benz 280SE that he rented, shares with us some common mistakes people make when photographing cars, and how not to do that thing that sucks. You can always view his portfolio of wo...
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Nope. This new Honda Type-R shouldn't exist. It has 100 more horsepower than it needs. It is too wild, inside and out. It is a throwback to what Honda used to make back in the 80s and 90s (the Civic CRX Si, the Acura Integra, the Acura RSX). But this car invites you to get in, drive fast and LIVE. For those who somehow feel that the Mini Cooper, Volkswagen GTI, Ford Focus ST, or Ford Fiesta ST are not strong enough, this is your front-wheel-drive hot hatchback. This is your black cup of coffee. Anything more than this requires all-wheel-drive (Subaru STi, Ford Focus RS, Volkswagen Golf R).
Honda gets it. They know that enthusiasts have been rabid for another taste of the Red Badge for years. They also know that they created something of a monster in the first EP3 Civic Type-R, one which would prove incredibly difficult to surpass. And, with a new NSX on the horizon, they need to show the world that driving pleasure is a check-box that their R+D team ticks on day one of the development process. On this European launch of the car whi...
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This series is kicking butt. Great audio. Gorgeous game.
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We spectators saw this car on June 20th in the penultimate race before the rain came. I was impressed to see a newish ZL1 Camaro on the track. A very respectable performance in the fastest race of the day.
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It all sounds very familiar to Americans, who have had two Red Scares, and now a 15 year long "Terrorism Spasm". In each instance, 1917-1920, 1949-1954, and since 2001, our defenders of the republic have demanded an unraveling of Constitutional safeguards in order to protect us, and preserve "freedom". And they say irony is dead.
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The latest urban fitness report is out for the US. Do you detect a slight red state/blue state dichotomy? I must say, the only real surprise is Indianapolis as the LEAST fit metropolitan area in the country! Apparently, walking is considered an un-American, Commie plot. 
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The GT V6 S-AWC is a dependable family mover. Same platform. Same V6. Same 6-speed transmission. But otherwise, it is full of excellent improvements. Now if only Mitsubishi had stuck with last year's steering wheel, instead of giving us one full of piano black plastic.
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IT Analyst
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  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    IT Analyst, 2011 - present
  • Crate and Barrel
    Sales Associate, 2010 - 2012
  • Lehman Brothers
    IT Analyst, 1998 - 2008
Education
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Communications, 1991 - 1995
  • The New School
    Media Studies, 1995 - 1998
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It all sounds very familiar to Americans, who have had two Red Scares, and now a 15 year long "Terrorism Spasm". In each instance, 1917-1920

The Vatican Had It Coming
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The Catholic Church, which had its own way in Ireland for centuries, has seen an incredibly rapid collapse of its power and influence. Of co

The Least Fit Cities In The US
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The latest urban fitness report is out for the US. Do you detect a slight red state/blue state dichotomy? I must say, the only real surprise

Military Events in London Now And This Weekend (May 15-18)
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We almost never post about events here, as this is a small blog with infrequent posts. But right now in London, The Honorable Artillery Comp

Come Meet The Hooniverse Podcast, Live And In Person! | Hooniverse
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The beauty of the Internet, besides the fact that nobody knows you’re a four-legged mammal who breathes with his tongue out, is that you can

Renegade Run: Exploring Moab’s Dome Plateau in the New Jeep Renegade
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Renegades on the trails in Moab? Why not!?! Billionaire Donald Trump once said the two most expensive words in the world are “why not?” In s

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Rikers Island Is A Human Rights Catastrophe
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The United States has an ongoing human rights crisis. It has been going on for decades, especially since the 1970s. Almost no one talks abou

Chris Rock: Most Americans Oblivious To Class Inequality
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None of this is news to Americans who live in our largest cities. Chris Rock is probably correct about most middle Americans being oblivious

Professor Tim Wu: Airlines Want You To Suffer
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Like most essays Tim Wu has written, this one is pretty awesome. As airline customers, we must suffer at baseline. And besides, suffering no

Happy Friday! Here’s every song that sounds like ‘Uptown Funk’ – Now. He...
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As Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars look set for another week at the top of the charts (both here and in the US), it's clear that 'Uptown Funk' fe

London Sets New All-Time Population Record
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London finally made it. It is a true top 20 mega-city. London is roughly three to four times the size of Paris, and the pace is exhausting.

We Get A Leap Second on June 30, 2015
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June 30 brings another leap second to our global atomic clocks, in order to account for the slowing rotation of our planet. I remember the f

The Most Requested Photo In The US National Archives
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This is one of the funniest pictures of the twentieth century. An obviously drug-addled Elvis Presley (then age 35), visiting a cynically be

The Wonders of Capitalism
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I'm afraid this post is going to be a mess. There is no easy way to report on the disappointment that is our capitalist system without writi

Entertainers They Are Not - A Guest Post By A.D.D.
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Why I am not overly sad Alan Pardew has left the Toon. Here's my X-rated explanation!! Trying to explain to my mum and dad who DO NOT watch

Does Everyone Want To Be Normal?
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This is not a popular question, but I feel the need to ask it out loud. 30 years ago, when Act Up taught me how crucial it was for homosexua

Why Airlines Want to Make You Suffer
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Airlines that charge fees for things like leg room, checked bags, and WiFi have a financial interest in making basic economy an intolerable

Falling Into Place
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Falling Into Place is the third solo studio album by New Zealand rapper David Dallas. The album was released through Dawn Raid Entertainment

Finding quality pizza in Manhattan is more difficult than it appears. This is my favorite pizzeria in Manhattan. The sauce is great. The slices are consistently good. And did you know that this is a magicians hangout on Saturday afternoons? I cannot recommend this place enough for midtown pizza.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
One of the best pizzas in the borough. I was a loyal customer for over 10 years, and it is still great ten years later. A neighborhood staple.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Best pizza in the Caribbean. Actually it might be the best bar pizza anywhere. And it's my favorite open air bar in the world.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
My friendly neighborhood Starbucks. Good staff. Mainly clean. Friendly service. Good caffeinated beverages. Open early to late daily.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Aside from Watkins Glen, this is the only other classic road racing track in the northeast. It's location in the Connecticut Berkshires is an added bonus. SCCA events at Lime Rock are about as pure as racing can get. It's always a lovely place to spend the day.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Legends is the cathedral of football in Mahhattan. Jack Keane is a living legend. Pick a side, join a supporter's club, and get to Legends every week and see why the beautiful game is simply superior to every other spectator sport.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
My partner and I decided long ago to visit Vieques every June. The question for 2010 was which hotel would we choose now that the Martineu resort has become the overpriced W Retreat. We decided to try a smaller hotel or bed and breakfast this time around. We looked at many establishments, including Hacienda Tamarindo, Hector’s By The Sea, Casa de Amistad, and even a few new houses for rent. Our list of necessary amenities was short. We needed a parking lot for our rented Jeep plus a swimming pool. Everything else would be decided by price and location. We preferred a contemporary or recently renovated building. We knew going in that getting a room with real blinds or curtains was not likely, as the tradition in Vieques seems to be ‘wake up with the sun’ (which can be a good thing if you want to be on a sunny beach before noon). We also knew that while it would be nice to stay someplace close to the strip of bars and restaurants in Esperanza, nighttime noise could be an issue there. We simply wouldn't know until we slept there. Malecon House won our business. Marsha and Robin Shepherd were faster and more detailed in their responses to our inquiries. The reviews at Trip Advisor were nearly all stellar. And the rooms at Malecon were contemporary and very good looking, most with terraces and varying amounts of privacy. And we've returned to it year after year. Four years running now, and we won't stop. We have stayed in the following rooms: Tropico, Fantastico, Buena Vista, and Rey. But the room that has won us over for future visits is the Mar Azul. A big, bright room, with balcony, and room darkening curtains to maximize sleep. All the rooms are excellent, but we think Mar Azul is the best. Malecon house, like many properties in Vieques, heats and stores its hot water on the roof using solar panels and steel water tanks. Hot water can take a few minutes to reach the shower, but it is quite plentiful and extremely hot. There is no tub in any room, however. The pool is not large, but very well maintained. It has a deck with lounge chairs and a handy shower that we used to wash our feet and sandals after each visit to the beaches. The Shepherds are outstanding. Their staff prepare a small breakfast (coffee, tea, cereal, milk, OJ, & either muffins or scones) from 07:00 to 09:00. They provide as many towels as you need for the room and the beach. They offer beach chairs for you to borrow as long as you like. And they can be your concierge, arranging restaurant and/or tour reservations for you. The front desk has a netbook which is free to use, as well as a small Wi-Fi hotspot that you can tap into in front of the property where breakfast is served. It's not broadband speed, but adequate for checking email or researching destinations on the island. Malecon house is perfectly located on the quieter, west end of the strip of bars and restaurants in Esperanza. The Green Market is a short walk away, for snacks and beverages. Lazy Jack's Pub is just three doors down the street. The house has a gated parking lot, which prevents non guests from parking there. We couldn't be happier with the location. Noise from the bars can be heard from the street facing rooms on weekends, but generally, the property is away from the nosiest establishments, and all is usually quiet by 1am. We won't stop staying here every June, and we continue to recommend Malecon House to every future Vieques visitor who finds our reviews online.
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