Thank you for writing this. I am not and never have been in the military - they don't accept people with disabilities as a general rule. But when I read the book and watched the movie, it just didn't sit right with me. Rather than being reverential of a capable warrior who served his country, I was something closer to… » 1/23/15 12:04pm Friday 12:04pm

I've always been a fan of 4th-gen fighters. While their weapons systems and avionics have long since been surpassed, as basic airframes, they remain the absolute peak of performance. They were the last generation of fighters built in which fighters were considered individual units, rather than part of a larger system.… » 1/23/15 10:53am Friday 10:53am

Granted, but it was never meant to be a track car. For that matter, neither was the Miata. The Z8 was a grand touring car, and the Miata is a sports car. It just so happens that the Miata could be adapted into a great track car. Not all sports cars can be, interestingly enough. » 1/19/15 11:47am 1/19/15 11:47am

That particular aspect of it wasn't meant to be universally applied, though I can see that it interpreted as such outside of the original context. For the most part, many of the complainers who have been getting overly dramatic and stirring shit are, quite literally, teenagers that have been around Oppositelock for a… » 1/15/15 10:42am 1/15/15 10:42am

Ian Callum certainly hits the top of that list for me - I've never quite gotten over the beautiful design language he created at Aston Martin. I'd also like to throw in Henrik Fisker (Until the Fisker Karma debacle, at least), Bill Mitchell, Chris Bangle (love or hate his designs, you talk about them and have an… » 1/14/15 11:39am 1/14/15 11:39am

The challenge I see with Scion is that it's targeted at much younger buyers, namely Gen Y buyers, but doesn't seem to have had the success with that market that it wanted to. The approach has been to offer them a handful of cars that have a significant amount of customization options in order that they may make their… » 1/12/15 2:12pm 1/12/15 2:12pm

I don't believe that you were banned per se - your username does not show up on the block list. That being said, you certainly got some shit, and honestly, you had some of that coming. You were a bit of an asshole, and you did get called out on it. » 1/12/15 11:40am 1/12/15 11:40am

Actually, English is much the same. There hasn't been any notable debate on it per se, it's just that people have simply made the conscious decision not to use the feminine form any more. Charlize Theron is simply an actor, not an actress. It's been a subtle change that's occurred over time, but it's another… » 1/07/15 4:22pm 1/07/15 4:22pm