NASA Countdown Clock Nears Retirement After 47 Years, the Iconic Clock Counts Down Its Last Seconds
Nov04

NASA Countdown Clock Nears Retirement After 47 Years, the Iconic Clock Counts Down Its Last Seconds

Five… Four… Three… Two… One… Ignition. We all know it. The ticking down of the NASA Countdown Clock heralds the launch of a rocket or the Space Shuttle (which sadly is no more). Those are also the words that spark the imagination of every child (and grown-up) that has ever looked to the sky wondering what lies beyond the bounds of our little blue marble.   Hand-in-hand with Mission Control counting...

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Top Seven Cars You Can Buy with the Average Tax Return
Apr15

Top Seven Cars You Can Buy with the Average Tax Return

Today is April 15th… Tax Day… A day so lamented many people would opt for choice “A” of Benjamin Franklin’s quote: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  However, there are those few, those lucky, lucky few who get some of their hard-earned dollars returned to them after filing their income taxes.  According to the IRS, the average tax return is somewhere...

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MB&F Starfleet Machine: A Star Trek Deep Space 9 Clock
Apr09

MB&F Starfleet Machine: A Star Trek Deep Space 9 Clock

The MB&F Starfleet Machine (YES, STARFLEET!!!) is by far the coolest, geekiest, most awesome clock I have ever seen.  I am a huge Trekie.  I love Star Trek, as is evidenced by my review of the De Bethune Dream Watch 5.  But, this clock… this masterful piece of nerdy goodness from MB&F and L’Epée 1839 takes Star Trek-inspired art to a whole new level.   It combines science fiction awesomeness with the...

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What Would They Drive? Volume 1: Alexander the Great
Apr02

What Would They Drive? Volume 1: Alexander the Great

Julius Ceasar, Florence Nightingale, Attila the Hun, Cleopatra, George Washington, Catherine II, Leif Ericson, Joan of Arc, Alexander the Great… What do these people have in common?  Yes… they’re all serious historical figures who have made indelible imprints on the world.  But, what else?  What other small, obscure, essentially useless piece of trivial information binds these historical personages into a web of...

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MotorMood: Trying to Make the Road a Smiley-er Place
Mar21

MotorMood: Trying to Make the Road a Smiley-er Place

Have you ever wished you had a sorta light-up message on your car to signal some sort of message to other automobilists with whom you share road?  Oh yeah… definitely me too.  I’ve too often found myself driving down the road wishing for a glowing middle finger or flashing bird I could shine upon other less chivalrous motorists.  Two days ago, I ran across a start-up called MotorMood whose professed goal is “making...

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Revolucion Tequila Extra Añejo: A Review
Jan17

Revolucion Tequila Extra Añejo: A Review

One of the first posts I ever wrote for TickTickVroom.com was a review of a bottle of Revolucion Tequila Reposado that my wife picked up for me during a business trip to Mexico City.  I liked it quite a bit, and still do.  In that post, I said: “It tastes like a tequila should taste,” an opinion I still maintain.  However, recently I was graciously given a bottle of Revolucion Tequila Extra Añejo (thanks again, Samy). ...

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Domino the Boston Terrier vs A Tiny R/C Car

Here is a hilarious video of Domino the Boston Terrier doing her best to attack one of those tiny R/C cars that is running roughshod over her house.  Not car or timepiece news, but it is funny, which we all need on a Wednesday. ...

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ManKind Grooming & Services: Haircut and a Beer in Fort Lauderdale
Oct23

ManKind Grooming & Services: Haircut and a Beer in Fort Lauderdale

The other day, I looked in the mirror and found myself looking a bit more like a woodland critter than I would like.  So, it was time for a haircut.  One slight hiccup, I’m in Fort Lauderdale, some 1,200 hundred miles from my usual barber.  Upon suggestion from my brother-in-law Dan (who frequently morphs into a woodland creature himself) I visited ManKind on SE 2nd St in Fort Lauderdale. Founded by Lee Garipoli, ManKind has...

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The 2012 London Olympics Mini MINI "Go-Fer" Electric R/C Car
Aug04

The 2012 London Olympics Mini MINI "Go-Fer" Electric R/C Car

2012 London Olympic Games Mini MINI R/C Car For those who don’t know, BMW is the Official Automotive Partner to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.  So far BMW has provided 160 BMW 1 Series ActiveE and 40 MINI E electric cars for various shuttling duties.  Ferrying athletes and officials is all well and good, but who is going to deliver the javelins, discuses, hammers, shot-puts, etc. after being thrown all over the...

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Cook It Raw in Your Town

I just finished watching No Reservations’ latest episode which centered on the 2012 Cook It Raw food free-for-all-meets-localvore-to-the-extreme event which took place in the Ishikawa Prefecture of Japan.  The Cook It Raw powers that be describe the event as follows:   “Cook It Raw brings the world’s leading chefs together at a different location every year and has them exchange ideas and gain knowledge from local...

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