If you need to tow 9,000+ pounds and haul eight people in comfort, the independent rear suspension gives the Expedition a big advantage over the competition.Just don't expect great fuel economy unless you are dividing by the number of passengers.
Sort of...Morgan Freeman's inner monologue while talking about various creatures.
Judge had the crew paint a stapler red so that it would stand out more in the shots. It was only some time after the film was released and started getting a lot of requests for non-existent red staplers that they started producing them in response. http://www.swingline.com/swingline/us/us/p/6453/S7074736E/swingline%C2%AE-747%C2%AE-rio-red-stapler-20-sheets-red.aspx#.VOn28lPF_oM
Maybe they couldn't get the car companies to let it be possible to do such a thing with an aftermarket device, but not doing so prevents them from being able to use their standard highly successful approach to bringing their products to market in a successful manner. Not including a steering wheel and pedals just further reduces the likelihood that a person would be comfortable riding in the vehicle on public roads at normal speeds.
Now seeing it on this 2015 Ford Fusion SE in the sunlight, I'm much more pleased with it. This is the first opportunity I've had to spend some quality time with the current generation Fusion after writing a lot about the car during my time on the Ford communications team. I'm really impressed with the combination of supple ride and precise driving dynamics. Unfortunately, the fuel economy is less impressive even considering the cold temperatures this week.
We had a fun chat about how Auto and Apple CarPlay work and hopefully I didn't get too deep in the weeds for you guys.
Before Beavis and Butthead, and Hank and Boomhauer, Judge got started doing animation with a short he made at home featuring Milton and his stapler. Nine years later, Stephen Root, Gary Cole and many others brought this environment to life in one of the all-time classic workplace movies.
- Navigant Consulting, Inc.Senior Research Analyst, 2014 - present
- WPP GroupAutomotive product writer, editor, technologist, 2011 - 2014
- Weber ShandwickAccount Supervisor, 2010 - 2011
- TRWPrincipal Engineer, 2000 - 2007
- Kelsey-HayesVehicle Development Engineer, 1991 - 1994
- Delco Moraine NDHDevelopment Engineer, 1990 - 1991
- LucasVarityDevelopment engineer, 1994 - 2000
- AutoblogTechnical Editor, 2006 - 2010
- ICON Creative TechnologiesTechnical Editor/Director, 2007 - 2010
After 22 years working as an engineer in the auto industry I've made the transition to journalism and communications. After joining AutoblogGreen and later Autoblog on a part-time basis in September 2006 I became the technical editor for Green Fuels Forecast, Diesel Forecast, Hydrogen Forecast in January 2008.
From mid-2008 I also became the technical director for ICON Creative Technologies in Ann Arbor, MI producing a variety of content for clients including numerous live video webcasts. In my role as technical director I also developed solutions to a variety of needs including producing live web video streams from a vehicle test drive. In addition to my writing, I also do most of my own photography, video shooting and editing and was one of the regular hosts of the Autoblog podcast for two years.
Since late 2010 I've been working in automotive communications, creating media content in written and visual form and developing new ways of presenting that content.
In my roles first at ICON, Weber Shandwick and now WPP I've provided counsel to clients on how to more effectively communicate with non-traditional media outlets .
Specialties: My background in automotive engineering gives me a perspective on how the process of developing cars works and an in-depth knowledge of the new technology being developed.
My interest in new technology has allowed me to discover and adapt tools to a variety of purposes to help clients find solutions to communications needs.
I'm also author of Recharging the Car, Chronicling the development of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. It's an eBook compilation of my writings about the Volt from 2007-2010. It's available from Amazon’s Kindle Store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook store and the Apple iBooks store.
- GMI Engineering and Management Institute (Kettering University)B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, 1985 - 1990
- Scott Park Secondary School