A developing story about a plane crashing in Ontario with no sign of a pilot inside. Police have traced the plane back to a missing U of M graduate student.
It's spring, when young folks' fancy turns to top-down cruising.
Unfortunately, convertible sales are tanking, and have been for a decade. http://www.npr.org/2015/08/20/433010969/sales-of-convertibles-are-decelerating-blame-the-fuel-economy
What's your best convertible experience? Story? Have one? Miss one? Want to buy a new one?
I used to not only go topless, but doorless! (not mine pictured) Being essentially outside was awesome, if somewhat terrifying on the highway. But, I guess the YJ was always terrifying on the highway....
After watching all of the basketball this weekend, I settled down to catch John Oliver's show before calling it a night. His final segment tonight discussed Bolivian Zebras. I'll embed the clip below. I bring this up because of our community's special relationship with Bolivia and hatred of zebras (the officiating kind, not the actual animal.) With the site redesign due to be deployed any day now, I humbly ask that we incorporate Bolivian Zebras into the new format of the blog.
An additional 20 plaintiffs have signed onto the suit against Dr. Larry Nassar, MSU, US Gymnastics, and a local E. Lansing gymnastics clubs. The allegations are sickeningly familiar, but the sheer numbers are new.
As a (hopefully unnecessary reminder), there is nothing to celebrate here. Just an awful lot of apparent damage that - according to the complaint - could have been avoided if institutions had reported as morally and/or legally required.
“This appears to be one of the largest sexual abuse scandals in the history of amateur athletics,” one of the plaintiffs’ lawyers, Stephen Drew, said in a statement Thursday. ...
“The women who are a part of this litigation seek institutional reform and accountability,” plaintiffs’ lawyer Adam Sturdivant said in a statement. “They do not want anything like this to ever happen again. They want to protect the next generation of athletes, and they want those who shared in the decisions and who were responsible for the lack of oversight which permitted these acts to occur to be held accountable.”
... Simultaneously, MSU police are investigating more than 90 complaints.
As the glow of the BTT remains and before the terror (and hopefully joy) that is March Madness starts... another car thread. Inspired by Jalopnik's thread on the topic (which, why have I tried to come up with other ideas than just checking there?) what's the OLDEST car you've ever driven? What made it great? Awful? We've got a wide age range of readers here, I bet it's a similarly diverse set of old cars.