With its Cummins 5.9 and 5th wheel hitch, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe D250 looks ready to pull just about anything. Let’s see if it’s nice enough to have you pulling for its price. I think Advertisement You could imagine that to be the reaction of anyone buying yesterday’s 1992 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V at its $16,500 asking price. Yes, it was an amazingly tidy restoration. And you’re darn tootin’ it was unique. Still, at the end of the day, it’s just an old GLI, and using it in any significant fashion would likely diminish the one thing that makes it stand out— Speaking of pulling, have you ever needed to drag something of 1993 Dodge Ram D250 Club Cab diesel should Dodge first introduced the D/W series of pickups in 1961 and asiCar and Driver magazine. Advertisement With the D/W Ram Advertisement This ’93 Ram features the 5.9-litre 12V Cummins straight-six which comes with both turbo and intercooler Here the 12V … [Read more...] about At $6,800, Is This 1993 Dodge D250 Club Cab A Ram You Would Jam?
Hi Salty, Most online reservation systems (OpenTable, Resy, etc) have a box to check if your reservation is for a special occasion. Is there any reason to click this? Am I going to get a free dessert out of it? Where’s the line with what’s a special occasion (Anniversary? Promotion at work? The pants you’ve been waiting on are finally back in stock?). —Frequently Celebrating Dear Happy Person, Your letter just gave me flashbacks to my early waitressing years at the Olive Garden when I had to sing that birthday song almost every damned day, and that is why I hate humanity. Except for you, you buoyant balloon of happiness. It’s my job—and the job of all servers—to make your celebrations more celebratory, and that’s why some fancy restaurants keep the champagne buckets lined up the way the Golden Corral lines up high chairs. Advertisement So by all means check the special occasion box. Even if it’s just because your pants are … [Read more...] about Ask The Salty Waitress: Should I let a restaurant know that I’m celebrating a special occasion?
There’s not much hype right now around Senator Cory Booker becoming president, but he deserves a lot more attention than he’s gotten. Tenvironment and racism, at least, he’s got it covered. His climate change plan is centered around justice, and he’s released a plan to remove all lead pipes in the U.S. He was one of six candidates to show up for the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice last week one of three at a forum put on by formerly incarcerated people held last month Advertisement Tdidn’t move the people living there until after the hurricane hit their facilities. Prison officials in Florida were more proactive this year when Hurricane Dorian approached, but there have been too many instances where incarcerated people have been left behind. During a brutal heat wave this summer, some at New York’s Rikers Island went without air conditioning. After thePresidential Forum on Environmental Justice last week, I asked Booker … [Read more...] about Cory Booker Gets the Link Between Climate Change and Prisons
For an appliance that exists in 97% of American kitchens, the microwave is a black box to most of us. Functionally, an oven is straightforward enough to understand (air gets hot; put food in), as is a dishwasher (put plate in; water rinses). But we stand before our microwaves equal parts wary and credulous, with the internet always ready to assist in the perpetual cycle of spreading and debunking every urban myth about them. You might have been warned as a kid about all the Very Important Microwave Rules: Don’t microwave foil, don’t microwave utensils, don’t microwave plastic, don’t microwave anything for too long, don’t stand near the microwave, don’t open the door before pressing the stop button, cover everything you microwave to prevent splatter, but don’t cover anything too tightly, and for God’s sake, if you’re going to microwave bacon, put 8,000 paper towels underneath it to catch the grease. But none of these warnings really … [Read more...] about Are microwaves at all dangerous?
A new report from the National Lung Association found that new lung cancer cases in the U.S. dropped 19 % over the past decade, while the survival rate rose to 26%, revealing significant steps forward in combating the country’s leading cause of cancer death. What do you think? “I’ll probably still try to avoid it, just in case.” Hal Diaz • Windowsill Botanist “As a species, we’re well on our way to phasing out lungs all together!” Tara Robbins • Fish Calmer Advertisement “Well, now I just feel dumber for dying from it.” Andy Bennett • Cadaver … [Read more...] about More Americans Now Surviving Lung Cancer