atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#6154: Well, that was a day

Moderately busy, but we had "rush hour" from around 3:30-4:30. Still, it was lighter than a light day at the ol' shithole, so I'm not complaining at all.

* * *

Not much to talk about, though. It's been a hectic couple of days, and other than hanging out with my wife I haven't really done anything of note. The news seems to have calmed down a little bit.

Oh: some crazy woman in California--a state with very strict gun laws--took a gun into a "gun-free zone" and shot the place up. Apparently she shot her boyfriend, or ex-boyfriend, or whatever, some other people, and herself.

News flash: the gun control laws and rules didn't prevent it. Almost as if she wasn't worried about breaking the law or something.

* * *

Other than that, not much. Went to the in-laws' place Sunday, had a nice dinner, and then we watched The Shape of Water which Mrs. Fungus wanted to see but about which I was "meh". My instincts turned out to be correct yet again.

Basically it's Creature From the Black Lagoon, but presented differently: instead of the creature being an evil and dangerous monster, of course they showed it being threatened and tortured by evil white men in the 1960s, which is probably why it won whatever Oscars it won. It was not a very good movie. It was approximately "okay".

Believe me, it would be nice if an Oscar-winning movie was actually entertaining but that doesn't seem to happen much any more. It certainly didn't in this case.

* * *

On my way home last night I saw the stupidest car I've seen in a long while. It was a Mustang of some recent vintage--not the current "retro" styled one but the curvier "jellybean" style--and it had been lifted so that it could have thirty-two-inch wheels on it.

I'm not sure what the largest size automotive rim is. These were huge, and I'm guessing 32" because that seems about the largest wheel you can get these days. (Though there are apparently 34" wheels, too.) Wheels that big are utterly moronic for anything smaller than a 747.

But sure, show us how fuckin' stupid you are: take a perfectly good car and ruin it by turning it into a display piece for $15,000 worth of wheels.

I wish I were exaggerating, but I'm not; a quick perusal of eBay showed a price tag of $15k for a set of 4. And that doesn't include tires! Take a car that's meant to be a sports car, you know--to have the ability to go and stop and corner fast--and utterly ruin....


I've seen plenty of cars with stupid-big wheels over the years, and noted how poorly they performed thanks to the limitations imposed on the vehicle by its wheels--but that just took the friggin' cake. It's the antithesis of impressive.

* * *

Well, it's a thrill a minute.

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