Archive for September, 2008

itscarstuff.com

September 11, 2008

I know I don’t sound like the kind of person who advertises other peoples blogs on my page, people can change. I have negotiated a link exchange with a guy called Bruce McIntire (although to be fair, there wasnt really much negotiation involved, it was more him offering and me saying yes) and his blog www.itscarstuff.com As you may have guessed, it’s about cars. So if you like cars and want to get up to date on the latest car news, then that is the link to go to. Bruce was clever enough to realise just how brilliant my blog was and offered a link exchange. Having had a couple of those on my previous blog (now deleted) I checked out his blog, thought it was pretty cool, and more importantly, professional i agreed, as I reckoned it would help get some traffic my way. I was wrong, so far. But still, times change so I’m holding out. So yeah, if you want a good blog about car stuff, that’s the site for you. If you want to read a load of controversial, yet interesting stuff, then stick with my blog 😉

Great Italian Motorcycle display

September 5, 2008

Before any of you start thinking that I am taking the credit for something I didn’t do, I know full well that the following link was given on the Top gear website. I am merely posting it for those of you who don’t check out topgear.com often enough. it’s a cool video, well worth watching. It’s a Motorcycle performance put on by the Italian Police back in 1950. They are crazy. They are Italian, and the Italians must be the bravest, craziest people on the planet.

                                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTYGmjgSMv8

The Toyota Prius – a debate

September 2, 2008

Everyone has heard of the Toyota Prius. The supposedly ‘green’ hybrid car that has actually proved to be anything but. It does more damage to the environment, in the long run, than a Land Rover Discovery because all the parts have to be imported, and the mileage is no better than an ordinary diesel. In fact, in most instances it is worse. When you drive it to the limit, it does worse mileage than a BMW M3 – a sports car, and it accelerates so slowly you can hardly feel it. It handles terribly. In fact in the experiment that Top gear did in 2004 it was voted the third worst handling car you could buy. But my debate is nothing to do with what an awful car it is, or the fact that it is a con seeing how uneconomical it is. Oh no, my debate is… how is it pronounced? This is a tough one. I spend a long time of my day watching TV, and as a result I’ve heard it’s name being said quite a few times. But from I am watching, there are two different ways that people pronounce it. There is the pronunciation ‘Pree – us’ or the pronunciation ‘Priy – us’. I have tried to remain neutral on this, as I don’t have anyone to speak to, therefore haven’t had to say it out loud. But when I think it I tend to pronounce it ‘Priy – us’, even though I have a sneaking suspicion that I am wrong. I would like to hear your views on this, and, for the first time I will actually listen to them as I don’t have an opinion on it. So please, post a comment with your preferred pronunciation and I will see which way seems most popular.

                                      ‘Pree – us’ or ‘Priy – us’? You decide