I once went down to 6th for Halloween. It was my first actual date with a charmingly weird girl I'd met online. We both parked at the Teachers Union (pour one out for those good old days) and walked to Lovejoy's (pour out another). I had a pint of Guinness, poured by Marcel (super hardcore Moto GP and classic bike… » 10/29/14 4:36pm Yesterday 4:36pm

We bought a new 2014 Highlander XLE in March. Since new, the damned Entune system has never worked properly. If an iPhone is connected via Bluetooth, attaching another device to the USB input will frequently break everything. Connection Error messages will pop up and you have to reset the system and forget the… » 10/29/14 1:23pm Yesterday 1:23pm

Interesting. Certainly not the same situation, but a good friend of mine bought, sight unseen, a 2003 Lexus IS300 Sportcross from a seller in Las Vegas. When the car arrived it had been burned. As in torched. The carrier had caught fire somewhere in New Mexico, burning all 8 of the cars being transported, but it was… » 10/28/14 4:48pm Tuesday 4:48pm

I'm gonna disagree on the N64 for three reasons - Super Mario World, Ocarina of Time, and Goldeneye. Three of the best games of all time, and the only way to play them was on the N64. Whatever "mess ups" Nintendo committed in its hardware design, it more than made up for with software. The PS1 might've ended up… » 10/26/14 10:11am Sunday 10:11am

Randy Described Eternity by Built to Spill. It's not explicitly sci-fi, but the imagery in the lyrics, paired with the actual music (especially the live version) is so wonderfully evocative.

Every thousand years
This metal sphere
Ten times the size of Jupiter
Floats just a few yards past the earth » 10/24/14 11:06am Friday 11:06am

A friend of mine was going through a rough patch, and had become something of a nihilistic alcoholic. He had a late 80s Dodge Ram conversion van, and would come over after a night of drinking, park in my yard, and proceed to go all Dr. Gonzo on a fifth of rum. This happened several times a week. » 10/24/14 11:45am Friday 11:45am