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 Today 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 Yesterday 11:45am

We'd heard the guaranteed certificate generally left money on the table, so we opted to haggle first and hold the certificate as our best and final. The TrueCar price we got on our '14 Highlander XLE was just over $1,000 lower than the best price we could ring out of the dealership. No one on the sales staff could not… » 10/24/14 10:27am Yesterday 10:27am

Back when pay at the pump was still a new thing, a gas attendant called the police and said I stole gas. Gave them my license plate number and everything. Of course, I didn't get a receipt. I did get a visit from a police officer and court date, at which I was made to produce a statement from my Visa to prove I'd paid… » 10/23/14 2:49pm Thursday 2:49pm

An old Alfa guy taught me a trick for the broken stud problem. Use a punch to tap a divot dead center in the broken stud, then a counter-turning drill bit to set a 1/16" pilot hole for the easy out to bite into. I got two broken manifold bolts out of my GTV6 without damaging the threads. » 10/23/14 12:54pm Thursday 12:54pm

I took my daughter to Toys R Us last weekend. I was shocked, nay TRAUMATIZED to see not just action figures, but plush dolls, games, costumes and more, all lionizing a fictional character known as a child murderer, a genocidal madman, a prominent figure in the dark occult arts, who openly and even gleefully extolls… » 10/22/14 5:44pm Wednesday 5:44pm

If auto dealers had more positive public perception, they might have some consumer sympathy. Regardless of the lobbyists influence on legislators, it's only a matter of time before public sentiment catches up with the dollars and these ridiculous laws are rewritten or repealed altogether. » 10/21/14 12:52pm Tuesday 12:52pm