As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing dealer markups, purchasing a Toyota Corolla or a Subaru Advertisement First up, why do the automakers allow dealers to mark u “I’m in the market for a new Hyundai Kona EV and the dealers in California are putting $5,000 and even $10,000 markups on these! I can get a Tesla for that kind of money. Doesn’t Hyundai know this is bad for business? Why do the automakers let their dealers markup cars?” Our old . like when a Dodge Demon gets marked up to $175,000 . G/O Media may get a commission Energizer Max AA & AAA Batteries (100-Pack) Buy for $45 at MorningSave The answer is simple— While I understand the frustration, what people need to keep in mind is that markups happen because there are some people that are … [Read more...] about Why Do Car Companies Let Hefty Dealer Markups Happen?
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After WandaVision ’s first three episodes, the series was in the position to make a choice whether to keep on focusing specifically on Wanda and Vision’s suburban bubble reality, or finally shift focus to one of its other characters like Monica Rambeau , whose perspectives might provide some important information about the happenings in Westview. Thankfully, WandaVision chose the latter. Advertisement It was plain as day from the very jump that, committed as WandaVision ’s been to its trippy, mysterious conceit , eventually the series was going to have to start answering some questions about its plot on both small and large scales, given that this is all taking place post- Avengers: Endgame . Fascinating as it’s been to see Wanda and Vision in all sorts of retro action, WandaVision ’s begged questions regarding whether the rest of the world is witnessing the Westview event. It’s been unclear whether Westview’s an anomaly that’s flying under … [Read more...] about WandaVision’s Menacing Signal Is Finally Cutting Through the Noise
In early February this year, on her YouTube channel “The Hangry Woman,” Mila Clarke Buckley shared her positive experiences taking Ozempic, an antidiabetic medication taken via weekly subcutaneous injection that was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2017. After two months on it, she recounted, her too-high average blood sugar level (the defining characteristic of diabetes) had steadily declined, her constant and intrusive cravings for food had gone away, and she began to lose weight consistently. But she also, like many users, experienced a week or so long bout of gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea and constipation once she moved up to a slightly higher dose, which was almost enough to make her stop taking the drug. Buckley stuck through the initial turbulence, though, and in a six-month update video, she called it a wonder drug that finally helped her lower her blood sugar—a years-long frustration that she had discussed in earlier videos. In the … [Read more...] about A So-Called Game-Changing Weight Loss Drug Is Here—What Happens Next?
With Run The Series , The A.V. Club examines film franchises, studying how they change and evolve with each new installment. Advertisement Even as a novelty act, Alvin And The Chipmunks were pretty thin gruel. Created by Armenian-American songwriter (and Rear Window bit player) Ross Bagdasarian under the Anglicized pseudonym “David Seville,” the Chipmunks were a spin-off from Bagdasarian’s first big novelty hit, “ Witch Doctor ,” which featured Bagdasarian spouting gibberish at double speed in its chorus. After that song reached No. 1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts, Bagdasarian figured he had a winning idea on his hands, and decided to repurpose the song’s high-pitched recording technique from kitschy racial stereotypes to cuddly anthropomorphism. Thus, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore and their manager/dad Dave—all voiced by Bagdasarian—were born. The Chipmunks’ first single was the “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be … [Read more...] about Alvin And The Chipmunks turned a one-note joke into a 4-film series
Geoff Johns’ Doomsday Clock opus has been quietly ticking along at its own pace independent of the rest of DC’s other comics, but a revelation Doctor Manhattan makes in this week’s issue #10 has a significant impact on virtually each and every other character that exists within the publisher’s comics multiverse. Advertisement As far as plot developments go, what this week’s comic introduces is rather significant for the Doomsday Clock series itself, but for Doctor Manhattan—a being imbued with a godlike ability to manipulate reality—it’s the sort of strange turn of events that isn’t exactly all that surprising. For the past few issues of Doomsday Clock, Doctor Manhattan has become obsessed with the last vision he is able to see in the future before his multidimensional sight is no longer able to perceive anything past a specific point. Manhattan sees that after facing off against Superman—a person who embodies the crystalized power of hope … [Read more...] about Doctor Manhattan Just Redefined Superman in Doomsday Clock