I got this from Dick, who says, "Money shot at the 25 second mark."
I'm guessing the idiot is trying to do a burnout. The pavement is wet under the tires, he's set the camera on a tripod, and the rear tires don't seem to be turning.
I don't think the brainless twit is trying to blow his engine; he seems dismayed when surveying the aftermath, and when he walks back to the camera he doesn't look as if he is particularly elated.
Generally when someone is trying to destroy a car's engine, he laughs and cheers when it spontaneously self-disassembles. Particularly when it does so violently enough to tent the hood.
The car's obviously been in a rollover accident: there's plastic over the passenger window and the A-pillar looks flattened.
So, here's my theory: the guy got a Neon SRT for a low price as "salvage" and decided to hoon it just a little before yanking the engine to put it in something else. And instead...well.
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You know, if you're making $78,000 per year--when you work only nine out of twelve months!--and your boss asks you to put in an extra 25 minutes of work per day, you should probably find a way to gut it up.
When the superintendent outlined a plan to improve the schools' performance, the union refused. The following six elements of that plan were too much for the union to bear:
* adding 25 minutes to the school dayYou can bet that the major sticking point was the bit about evaluations. Unions hate accountability.
* providing tutoring on a rotating schedule before and after school
* eating lunch with students once a week
* submitting to more rigorous evaluations
* attending weekly after-school planning sessions with other teachers
* participating in two weeks of training in the summer
...end result, all the teachers and faculty are out of jobs.
A little thought about time and place would have helped them, I think. These teachers made about three times the median income of the city they taught in; there isn't going to be a lot of sympathy coming from the citizens.
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Well, I watched more anime tonight. To Aru Kagaku no Railgun got to the end of the "Level Upper" arc, and I liked it. The solution to the problem was about 90% what I thought it was.
I really like Harumi Kiyama, damn it.