Archive for July, 2010

The $5 Million Tweet

Cablevision is said to have finally abandoned its acquisition of city-blog shop Gothamist. Entertainingly enough, Gothamist founder Jake Dobkin can reportedly blame a few tweets for scotching the deal.

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Ford Fiesta vs. Lamborghini

We put a Ford Fiesta up against a Lamborghini. The Lamborghini may be faster on the straightaway, but the Fiesta rocks a capless fuel filler, 34.5 ft turning diameter, and a useable trunk.

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Save the Manuals!

We love driving, and we love the manual transmission as an integral part of the driving experience. We will not abandon that third pedal and the connection it provides with our machines. We are driving enthusiasts, and we need to […]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Orbit Gum Girl

While you may not recognize Vanessa Branch’s name, you almost certainly know her face and voice. Anyone who’s turned on a TV in the past eight years has seen the actress as the blond, perky Orbit gum spokeswoman with gleaming […]

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Green Police: KFC busted

The next time you snag a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken, you might want to give a thought to just where the bucket came from. According to the forest activists in the Dogwood Alliance, a sizable percentage of the Colonel’s […]

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View From the Top of the World

Not many people have had the opportunity to look down on the peaks of the Himalaya, but this 1963 picture from photographer Barry Bishop gave proof that Americans had finally reached the summit of Mount Everest. Bishop’s teammates became the […]

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