Twenty-six years after the world watched a tyrannosaurus rex bite into the tire of a Ford Explorer, the automaker has finally decided to equip the more expensive trims of the new 2020 Ford Explorer with “self-sealing” rubber. The 20-inch Michelin self-healing tires will be standard on the Explorer Limited hybrid and Platinum trim models. Advertisement It’s not actually designed for something major, like a dinosaur biting your tire, but instead for the small stuff, like getting a nail puncture. In that case, a specialized rubber coating inside the wheel seals the air leak around whatever is stabbing the tire and helps keep the tire pressure up. Here’s an explanation of how the tire works from The Detroit Free Press: The inside of the tires is coated with viscous goop that flows into punctures to seal them. “When the sealant works as designed, most drivers never know it’s working. There is no pressure loss, and odds are the driver doesn’t … [Read more...] about You Can Get ‘Self-Sealing’ Tires Standard on Some 2020 Ford Explorers
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Welcome to Random Roles , wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about. The actor: During the ’80s and ’90s, Ralph Macchio seemed to be an almost ubiquitous presence on the silver screen, thanks to films like The Outsiders, the Karate Kid trilogy, and My Cousin Vinny. Although his box-office fortunes soon declined, Macchio has continued to work steadily on the small screen in recent years, with an arc on Ugly Betty and memorable appearances on Entourage and Dancing With The Stars. Currently, Macchio can be found behind the camera, as executive producer on the new National Geographic series American Gypsies. Advertisement American Gypsies (2012)—executive producer The A.V. Club: You’ve done a little writing and a little directing, but what about this project inspired you to step behind the camera and produce? Ralph Macchio: … [Read more...] about Original Karate Kid Ralph Macchio on roles before and after the crane kick
The next episode of BBC Top Gear puts Richard Hammond in a tent and Jeremy Clarkson in a Hennessey supercharged Ford Raptor. James May's driving a heavy-duty Chevy Silverado Z71, and really owning this hunting-camo-with-turtleneck look. Advertisement Season 22, Episode 6 is scheduled to be on BBC America Monday, March 2 at 8:30 EST but I bet if you look hard enough you can watch it online whenever you want. Andrew P. Collins is Jalopnik's off-road and adventure guy. Shoot him an email or hit him up on Twitter to talk trucks. … [Read more...] about See Jeremy Clarkson And James May In Camo Hats And Pickup Trucks
Seriously, I’m asking, because I don’t know the answer. It’s not that the jokes aren’t funny—some of them were super funny, although last night’s series premiere was definitely hit and miss. It’s more that this whole concept is just wrong for the freaking Muppets. And then there’s Miss Piggy. Sigh. Let’s back up a bit. The Muppets mean different things to different people, because they’ve been around for so many decades at this point. These fuzzy puppets, which include talking animals as well as humans and odd creatures, are a mainstay of the children’s show Sesame Street. But they also starred in The Muppet Show, an off-kilter Vaudeville variety show in the late 1970s, where they did weird skits like “Pigs in Space.” And they’ve had a long and extremely variable movie career, with amazing highs (The Muppet Movie, The Muppets) and lows (the 1990s). Advertisement But in general, the Muppets are … [Read more...] about How The Hell Did They Screw Up The Muppets So Badly?
Get a brief teaser of Zachary Levi’s Shazam appearance. Our first look at Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is finally here. Some familiar faces will be showing up in Legends of Tomorrow’s season finale. Plus, more footage from Ash vs. Evil Dead’s return, and new iZombie pictures. Spoilers now! Advertisement Z Variety reports Kiersey Clemons will star alongside Gael Garcia Bernal in Jonás Cuarón’s futuristic Zorro reboot. Hypnotic Robert Rodriguez is teaming up with screenwriter Max Borenstein for “a grounded cop thriller with sci-fi elements,” according to THR. Advertisement Bond 25 Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge is attached to write Danny Boyle’s potential James Bond film. [Deadline] Advertisement The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Director/screenwriter Andrea Corsini has the first photo of Jonathan Pryce as Don The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Advertisement Jungle Cruise … [Read more...] about More Rumors About What Could Be the Next