My neighbor keeps all kinds of edible plants in a lovely planter right behind my carport, which is nice but presented a small problem for me. This little herb garden thrived in this year’s milder weather, and it simply wouldn’t stay in its lane. So, it was Auto-Vox to the rescue with its easy-to-use CS-2 backup camera. None of my cars have a backup camera, and to make matters worse, my daily-driver Mitsubishi Lancer has a big wing on top of a high trunk that can make everything from shrubs to oncoming traffic a nightmare to spot when I’m backing up. This is where an aftermarket back-up camera comes in handy. Advertisement The Auto-Vox CS-2 is one such camera, which wirelessly transmits a full-color, 110-degree angle video of what’s behind you on a 4.3-inch monitor that you can place wherever you’d like inside the car. It’s a great system because you can mount the camera exactly where you want it and stash the entire monitor system in a glove … [Read more...] about Never Back Into Your Neighbor’s Herb Garden Again With Auto-Vox’s CS-2 Back-Up Camera
There’s a lot to be said for getting away from it all, and with today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Tundra you ought to be able to get away and back again no matter where away is. Let’s see if that rugged nature aligns with its urbane price tag. With Ford going all-in on trucks crossovers and SUVs here in the U.S., it’s interesting to note that about half their current lineup of those models—the Transit, Transit Connect, and Ecosport—were originally designed with other markets in mind. Ford’s former full-size van, the long-running Econoline, went away with the Transit’s introduction in 2013, while the Transit Connect filled a void left by the elimination of the original Ranger pickup and, years earlier, the Aerostar minivan. Advertisement We looked at a very sweet seeming 1997 Aerostar XLT AWD on Friday and boy did it bring back the memories. It seems that a lot of you grew up with an Aerostar in the family, and while some had less than … [Read more...] about At $26,000, Is This 2010 Toyota Tundra Camper Totally Over The Top?
Trying to define television in the 2010s has proven just as great a task as keeping up with the surge in series, which crested in 2018 with 495 scripted shows. The plethora of options—not just in series, but platforms, including upstarts turned streaming elders Netflix and Hulu—makes it nearly impossible to neatly summarize the mood or even mode of this era of TV. Was it just a continuation of “The Golden Age of TV” from the previous decade, or was the epoch of beyond-abundant programming rightly summarized by the moniker “Peak TV” (a term has already been amended by its creator)? Along with “Peak TV,” phrases like “Netflix original” and “cord-cutting” and “second screen” entered common usage, further demonstrating just how much the landscape (and lexicon) had changed. But as the rise in reboots showed, what was old became new again: The anthology series, that old standby, got a facelift from the … [Read more...] about The 100 best TV shows of the 2010s
In HateSong, we ask our favorite musicians, writers, comedians, actors, and so forth to expound on the one song they hate most in the world. The hater: Bridget Everett isn’t just Amy Schumer’s favorite comedian. She’s also a longtime cabaret entertainer who has been garnering heaps of praise for her bawdy and hilarious show, some of which was featured in her first one-hour special, Bridget Everett: Gynecological Wonder, last year. A self-described provocateur who swigs from a wine bottle on stage and isn’t afraid to put audience members’ heads up her dress, Everett is the whole package, a funny performer who’s got a set of pipes to boot. Advertisement This weekend, Everett will be performing for a sold-out crowd at Riot L.A., a stand-up festival in Los Angeles. The hated: Enrique Iglesias, “Hero” (2001) The A.V. Club: Why is “Hero” your least favorite song? Bridget Everett: I’m a music lover and I hate to hate on … [Read more...] about Bridget Everett on why she hates Enrique Iglesias’ “horse-and-buggy voice”
“I’m cured!” Maria tells her family after two weeks of music therapy. “I feel it in my gut!” Advertisement Uh-oh. Mental illness messes with your head. But it can also mess with your gut by upending your instincts, shaking your certainty. Even after a crisis passes, it’s hard to trust your inner voice. Maria Bamford—the fictionalized Maria Bamford of Lady Dynamite and the real Maria Bamford, who speaks so frankly on stage and in interviews—has to learn to trust her gut and find her voice all over again. And that’s okay. “Bisexual Because Of Meth” poses some worst-case scenarios, then shows that even the worst case is rarely that bad. When her father struggles with stage fright in the wings of the Duluth VA, Maria asks, “What’s the worst thing that could happen?” Joel imagines a series of unlikely disasters: He pukes into his drums, the public humiliation tanks his dermatology practice, Marilyn … [Read more...] about Lady Dynamite