Bite Me, that’s where I live

| February 19, 2008

John Latta took this photo in summer 2007 at the Petro in Joplin, Mo., but we've met ilots of people who live on this corner. It must be the site of a high-rise apartment ...

Light the Highway

| February 19, 2008

Todd Dills pointed us to this National Public Radio report on the Light the Highway movement, which began with Christian prayer requests specifically for the I-35 corridor but now has gone nationwide.Channel 19 is the ...

No, that’s not a dummy

| February 18, 2008

When John Latta forwarded us photos purporting to depict the aftermath of a motorcycle-truck collision -- the motorcyclist dangling from the back of the truck with his head driven through the steel -- our first ...

Speed of the sound of loneliness

| February 18, 2008

According to researchers in the journal iPsychological Science, lonely people are more likely to believe in the supernatural, including God; and to attribute human qualities to pets, toys and vehicles.Since truck driving is one of ...

Calling Berkeley’s bluff

| February 18, 2008

The article "Berkeley vs. the Marines" at the invaluable Snopes.com is about the 8-to-1 vote by the City Council in Berkeley, Calif., Jan. 29 to tell the U.S. Marines that its downtown recruiting station was ...

The Silver Bridge, 40 years later

| December 17, 2007

Dec. 15 was the 40th anniversary of the rush-hour collapse of the Silver Bridge into the Ohio River between Point Pleasant, W.Va., and Kanauga, Ohio, killing 46 people. Reading accounts of the disaster, such as ...

Virtual trucking

| December 17, 2007

By "virtual trucking" we don't mean computer games or training simulations, and we don't mean ivirtuous trucking either, as in the iOverdrive Knights of the Road feature. In this CNN interview, business consultant Amy ...

Garage poetry

| November 27, 2007

iThe safety valve aloneKnows the worst truth about the engine.-- From the poem ">Your Teeth Are Ivory Towers" (1940) by William Empson (1906-1984)(According to critic John Holbo, that's pretty much the best line in the ...

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