Daily archives: September 12, 2005

Four wheels good (no, really)

Firstly, do not adjust your browser, someone other than Ian is actually posting for a change. I felt this one sat better with Spinneyhead than my own seldom updated site.

My current car is about to hit 3 years old and I’m thinking of getting a new one so today I test drove a Toyota Prius. Overall impressions were good. It felt like a normal car with two execptions that frankly aren’t a bad thing. First, unless you accelerate hard (and I do mean pressing to the floor) it’s spookily quiet and smooth to the point that you can’t use the engine sound to judge your speed you have to check the speedo. Secondly, the big touch screen display for the onboard computer is a little distracting as I kept wondering what that car was doing. The switch between electric, combined, petrol only, recharge from petrol and regenerative breaking is utterly seamless and without looking at the screen you can’t tell. Acceleration from 0 to 30 and 40 is quick and 40 to 70 (ok, maybe 75ish) was a bit slower than my current car when I rev it hard but certainly quick enough. Depending the trade-in and finance I get offered I may be buying one.

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are you prepared to meet your maker and ask for your money back?

Whilst i’m pondering god-
the intelligent design monkeys like to cite the eye as evidence against evolution. I think someone should convince them that they’ve lost that argument and should try another body part, such as the clitoris. It’s an organ built specifically for fun, how much more designed can you get?
If we could just get them to run with this argument we’d have the double pleasure of knowing they were still wrong and watching them squirm every time they had to say clitoris.

making jesus famous

According to the poster i say on the way in, this is the mission of kings church. Which seems a bit presumptious, given that- after the beatles- jesus has to be the most well known character in the western world.
Aren’t there edicts in the bible against such hubris? Should the good ministers of kings church expect a plague of boils or some such.