I had some vicious 48hour stomach illness (felt like Norwalk to me, which I have had before), and had to make some split 'which end goes on the toliet' decisions, starting at 3 am. Not fun, obviously, and I was physically weak and feeling miserable. Fine, whatever, most of us have been there before and/or experienced… » 10/16/14 4:25pm 10/16/14 4:25pm

Don't know a lot of (north american at least) males then! While I and most of my males friend carry bags of some kind to work and back, if I'm out shopping, drinking, walking, or don't have to change at work, I ditch my bag asap, and I think you'd notice most men do the same. My wallet and phone are the bare minimum… » 10/06/14 2:31am 10/06/14 2:31am

Yamaha has some cool looking runabout options that seem awfully well priced. And they make their own motors, so only one place to complain! The 19 foot boats top out at 35k brand new. I think I'd be looking long and hard at one if I was buying another runabout. » 9/29/14 6:13pm 9/29/14 6:13pm

They've started rusting in Calgary, which is middle of the road when it comes to cars rusting early. The Protege5s all start rusting around the badge. It seems closely associated with use; I think most of the rusting ones have never seen a covered parking spot. » 9/26/14 6:08pm 9/26/14 6:08pm

Speed, for one; this is way, way faster and more engaging; it's a sports/supercar, despite the weeny tires; 357 hp combined. It's also FWD, RWD and AWD depending on the mode, which will make winter driving interesting. Finally, it weighs 600 lbs less than an ELR with classic BMW 50:50 weight distribution. » 9/24/14 1:28pm 9/24/14 1:28pm

Except that...Minivans are way easier to enter and leave, especially when you're slinging kids into them, they have way, way more room for stuff inside them, like bags, toys, sports equipment, bicycles, etc, and little shithead kids cannot possibly bash a nieghbouring car-like that one you keep next to it in the… » 9/23/14 3:46pm 9/23/14 3:46pm

For the record-dude here, big fan of Mug's Shaving Soap for my, er, mug. It's less than two bucks a bar, so cheap it can be a bit tough to find, but make some suds in your hands and you're good to go. One bar will last a long time, it packs well (not a liquid or gel!), and it works. If you don't like getting soapy… » 8/12/14 11:30am 8/12/14 11:30am