Leaked Image: Tesla Model 3

I am not going to reveal any of my sources, so don’t ask! But let’s just say I’ve managed to acquire the following teaser photo of the upcoming Tesla Model 3, several days before the big reveal.


The Tesla Model 3 is the car that is to make Powell Tesla Motors profitable. Priced around the golden $35k price range, Tesla hopes the car will revolutionize the auto world in a way other experienced auto manufacturers have been unable to do. While the reveal is just a few short days away, the Tesla Model 3 is expected to hit the road in 2019ish.

Is it cool? You bet your sweet electrons it is! Will it work out for Tesla? Probably not.



Acura TL Corroded/Burnt AC Blower Wire Harness Connector

Here is an image of a burnt and corroded connector from the wiring harness of the blower motor. The plastic is melted in this example. This is from a 2002 Acura TL Type-S. The connector on other Acuras/Hondas will look the same or similar to this. If your connector looks like this, it will need to be replaced.



Downton Abbey Spin-off Rumors

Weselton Abbey

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This new spin-off is scheduled to air sometime this year. It adds the lovable dirtbag from Disney’s Frozen, The Duke of Weselton, with the utterly unappealing cast of Downton Abbey. It’s designed to be a program for kids that like horrible programs. Pretentious weirdos are sure to love correcting your improper pronunciation of “Weasel Town Abbey.” Check your local internet for show times.

Doubtin’ Gabby

Doubtin’ Gabby is the long-awaited prequel of the 1980’s hit show, Gimme A Break! The all-new Doubtin’ Gabby is an in-your-face comedy about growing up in the zany 1920s. Gabourey Sidibe (from Precious, Tower Heist, and American Horror Story) plays Gabby Harper, a plucky maid trying to make the best of things at her new job. She that learns life in pre-World War I England isn’t so bad, even if she STILL hasn’t found Mr. Right. Doubtin’ Gabby is rumoured (see how I made that all Britishy) to be packed with more catch phrases than you can imagine, such as “You go girl” and “Say Whaaaaat?!” Release details on this spin-off are still being hammered out by network execs. More details to be posted.

Naught Too Shabby
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Naught Too Shabby is the first movie spin-off of the popular Downton Abbey series. The filming is rumored to be wrapping up within the next few months (and audiences are ready)! In this flick, Adam Sandler plays a guy that talks in a funny voice. That is the only detail that our Hollywood insiders have been able to confirm.

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This was my little art project for today. Instead of working, I (wisely) spent my time making this. An unfortunate side effect of this project: since I searched Google Images for “downton abbey,” my Google Now feed is now displaying all things Downton Abbey… ugh. Happy New Year!

UPDATED 3/2/2015: Here’s a nice little gem from College Humor:

“Downton Funk” by College Humor – Based on Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”


Tacoma Texas Edition Wheels on a 3rd Gen 4Runner

The first time I saw the Toyota Tacoma Texas Edition wheels, I wanted them. The wheels would look absolutely perfect on my 1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5. I searched the internet to see if anybody had put these on a third generation 4Runner, but I found nothing. I searched the online 4Runner forums, and also the Tacoma forums. While I didn’t find any images, I did find some links to where I could buy the wheels at a Toyota dealership in Dallas. At over $800 for a set, I decided to check craigslist. And after several months of waiting and searching, I finally pounced on a set that came up for sale locally for a little over half the retail price.



They fit perfect. This is the 4th set of wheels I’ve had on my 4Runner since I purchased it in December of 2010. It originally had the factory wheels, the split 6-spoke 16″ wheels. Then I purchased the 6-spoke FJ Cruiser wheels. And after that I had the 8-hole FJ Cruiser wheels (which I believe are the same as the 5th generation 4Runner Trail Edition wheels).


Police Complaints & Poor Sales of Specialty Plates From

The state’s sole vendor of overpriced specialty plates is making news again with some of its most unpopular designs. Several specialty license plates are on the chopping block due to poor sales performance (in addition to causing confusion for police officers across the state of Texas). This is according to the Dallas Morning News.

“The DMV now requires that plates have at least 200 active users, a decision driven by police complaints about a glut of confusing tags since the state’s exclusive vendor began customized sales five years ago.”

In a response, My Plates has decided to rebate the poor-selling plates in an effort to drive sales. What a novel ideal, offer a product at a lower price to increase sales. It’s a shame that can’t apply this principle to their entire product line. I’m not too excited about this discount program. In the past, MyPlates coupons only apply for the first year, then revert to the regular, overpriced amount when renewal is due. And in my experience, some times they just want to increase the price even higher.

The article also reports that the DMV is investigating if restrictions are needed to reduce the number of graphic-cluttered plates that My Plates offers.

All this talk about personalized licence plates and law enforcement reminds me of the line from the 1996 classic, Fargo. “Say Lou, did you hear the one about the guy who couldn’t afford personalized plates so he went and changed his name to J3L2404?”

Source: Dallas Morning News