Last updated on July 2nd, 2017 at 01:27 pm
Terrorists don’t like desert racing:
The Dakar Rally, the epic motorcycle, car and truck race across the Sahara desert, was cancelled Friday by organizers citing “direct’’ threats of terrorism from al Qaeda-linked militants.
The race was deemed too inviting —and too easy —a target for the terror group’s new north African affiliate.
Via Damian Penny, whose one-word email simply read: “Bastards!” (Damian will be married on May 10, after which such language may be moderated). Meanwhile, Michael Rittenhouse has finally bonded with his Ford Taurus after traumatic early experiences with the blue oval:
It was Ford’s column shifters that unnerved me. Like pulling on a stick jammed into a bucket of badly mixed epoxy and river rocks. The détentes felt springy and imprecise. I wondered if r really meant r sometimes, because it never felt the same way twice.
UPDATE. Brilliant ad copy from a Volvo 850R owner who’s “sick and tired of getting hit on by milfs in their sexual prime because they think I’m some suave interwebs mogul as I am rearranging my golf clubs to fit more groceries in the massive trunk.”
(Via juice jillionaire Rich Stadnik)