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
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By now you've heard that Sarah Palin's making noise about a "new, conservative feminist movement," a tent big enough to include"Tea Party feminism", "pro-life feminism" and "real feminism" as embodied by the likes of Liz Cheney and Michelle Malkin. All this would hardly merit more than a quick Inigo Montoya impression, if not for the fact that people won't quit trying to make the idea of Sarah Palin Feminism happen. And if the fringe right has taught us anything over the last few years, it's that the more the media takes your horseshit seriously, the more people start to forget that you're completely disingenuous and/or out of your friggin' mind. Advertisement So fine, let's take an old, liberal feminist look at this concept before it gets too much more traction. Five looks, in fact. Look 1: You've got to be fucking kidding me In a series that begins with "anti-choice feminism," "Tea Party feminism," and "Sarah Palin feminism," what comes next? "Phyllis Schlafly feminism?" … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Of Looking At “Sarah Palin Feminism”
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
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: Mary Woronov first came to prominence in the New York artistic community through her work with Andy Warhol and the Theater Of The Ridiculous, but it was her work with famed producer Roger Corman that brought her to the masses, most notably as the evil Miss Togar in Rock ’N’ Roll High School. Although Woronov now spends most of her time as an artist and writer, she recently reunited with Corman for a role in the EPIX film Attack Of The 50 Foot Cheerleader and is in the process of working on Confessions Of A Cult Queen, a documentary about her life and career by filmmakers Francesca Di Amico and Claudia Unger. Advertisement Attack Of The 50 Foot Cheerleader (2012)—“House Mother”Mary Woronov: Oh, right, that one. [Laughs.] Well, first of all, I did it … [Read more...] about Cult-film staple Mary Woronov on Andy Warhol, Roger Corman, and being typecast