Be careful out there

Car accidentA recent joint study conducted by the Department of Health and the Department of Motor Vehicles indicates that 23% of traffic accidents are alcohol related.

This means that the remaining 77% are caused by assholes who just drink coffee, carbonated drinks, juices, milk, water, and shit like that.

Therefore, beware of those who do not drink alcohol. They cause three times as many accidents.

Thanks Deadeye


Hot Rod Chris

B&P reader ChrisInAtlanta sends in these videos of him in his F500 at an Autocross .

This is me in my F500 car, at an autocross. The camera – a Hero – is strapped to the chinpiece of my full coverage helmet. Successful autocrossing requires precision driving, say within a few inches of the perfect line.  Sorry about the sound quality!

This course was interesting because the cones did not line up very well with the race line.

Thanks Chris


Grandma still drives

Grandma is eighty-eight years old and still drives her own car. She writes:

Grandma drivesDear Grand-daughter,
The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a ‘Honk if you love Jesus’ bumper sticker.

I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting..

So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper.

Boy, am I glad I did; what an uplifting experience that followed.

I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good He is, and I didn’t notice that the light had changed.

It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn’t honked, I’d never have noticed.

I found that lots of people love Jesus!

While I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, ‘For the love of God!’

‘Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ, GO!’

What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus!

Everyone started honking!

I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people.

I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love!

There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach.

I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air.

I asked my young teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant.

He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something.

Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii , so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back.

My grandson burst out laughing.

Why even he was enjoying this religious experience!!

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me.

I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed.

So, grinning, I waved at all my brothers and sisters, and drove on through the intersection.

I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared.

So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!!

Will write again soon,

Love, Grandma

Thanks Gene


Welcome to China

American actress Kelly Hu – who appeared in TV series Nash Bridges and CSI New York – took a taxi journey on a motorway in Tianjin, China. The driver realized he was lost and instead of getting off at the next exit and turning around, he decided to make a u-turn in the middle of the freeway and proceeded to travel in the opposite direction of the traffic.



How to move 1.98 Million Pounds

How to move 1.98 Million Pounds. That’s a BIG LOAD! No mention of what gas mileage on the trucks towing.
For the past few weeks, a “super heavy” load has been making its way from Hardeeville SC , enroute to Boiling Springs NC . It is a large electric generator destined for a clean coal power plant. The generator weighs in at 1.98 million pounds and isn’t something you just jump on an interstate freeway with and truck it on down the road.
In order to support such a load without destroying every inch of road you travel, the weight has to be widely distributed. You also have to travel back roads so that day to day commerce isn’t completely disrupted along your route. After all….. your top speed on level ground is less than 20 mph and this drops to as little as 1.5 mph on grades and slopes. Rush hour traffic traffic on an interstate would soon be solidly backed up to the state lines in b
oth directions.

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The load then had to negotiate the 90° turn seen in the photo. This had to be done while keeping all 338 tires solidly on paved surfaces. Note that each axle is steerable so it’s only a little less exacting than a tap dancing centipede, but an on board computer system has things well in hand. It doesn’t fully control the action since there is a “driver” in the chain of command. Here the action as begun and the lead tractors are making their initial turn.


Here is a shot of one of the two “Drivers” The computer might tell the all wheels how much to turn, but this guy tells the computer when to do it and how much at a time. He’s apparently pretty durable since the dawn temperature was a chilling 25° as he began his ride.


More pictures and info

Thanks Go0se