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Top Gear’s Hammond badly injured in jet-car crash | Reuters.co.uk

Rchard Hammond


Fans of the BBC show “Top Gear” will be concerned.  Everyone else will say “who’s that?”


I’m part of the first group.   


Hammond, the handsome, genial counter-point to Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear crashed while trying to break the UK land speed record for the TV show.  Teased for his lack of stature, white teeth and teen-girl magazine pin-up looks, Hammond is a key part of the show staff balancing out Clarkson’s searing tongue and May’s posh leanings.  I hope he fully recovers… not just because I’m human but because it could be the source of no end of hilarity on the show (plus, the other option sucks).



Top Gear’s Hammond badly injured in jet-car crash


LONDON (Reuters) – Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond was seriously ill in hospital on Thursday after being badly injured after a high-speed crash in a jet-powered car while filming for the programme.


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For the full story see: Top Gear’s Hammond badly injured in jet-car crash | Reuters.co.uk

Yay! Someone has agreed to buy my Corvette!

And they’re going to make it really easy on me too!  I’m so excited I could just spit:



Greetings, Everything sounds well and I must commend that the ( 2001 Corvette Convertible, very low mileage, Mag Red, Six Speed ) in excellent condition and am okay with the prize i will like to know it  f. i was locate in PA Reading city . For convenient and easy transaction, I have a liable shipping agent who’d be responsible for the shipping as soon as you get the money to ur account  for the ( 2001 Corvette Convertible, very low mileage, Mag Red, Six Speed ).I will therefore need the following information of yours to forward wire the money to u. your BAnk Name……..  Bank ADDRESSL.. ACCOUNT NUMBER ……  ROUNTING NUMBER..  CELL/OFFICE/HOME PHONE NUMBER. I await your soonest reply.


The mail came from a Canadian Yahoo account, I guess that explains the typos and lack of command on the English language.

I’m an idiot

True to form, I was in a hurry today for no particular reason, as a result fate smacked me in the back of the head.


I took the day off today to go with Paula up to Sausalito to get some tile for our bathroom.  On the way up there we were driving along highway 1 through San Francisco when the light in front of us turns yellow.  The truck next to us wasn’t slowing down so I thought, “what the heck, I’ll keep going too”.


There were two lights along the route with red light traffic cameras.  That was one of them.  There were two pretty flashes, one for the semi, one for me.  Great.


I guess the SF PD will be sending me a nice portrait via US Postal Service… I just hope my portrait turns out as nice as Steve’s (see bottom of page).