17 thoughts on “Florida Man Caught Speeding

  1. Didn’t know race car drivers made as much as expert witnesses. Lions must be the only animals left who can’t afford $3 million houses.

    • lion: A nice house in Jupiter is more like $10-20 million! But there are also plenty of nice apartments. We lived in an almost-new full-service building in Abacoa for $2800/month (2BR). I think a 24-year-old could find a nice 1BR for $2000/month.

  2. Sexism seems alive and well at the Indy 500, as only 1 of 33 drivers identified as a woman (Katherine Legge). And she drove the whole race with her left turn signal on!

  3. Sadly I have not had the chance to watch today. I heard that David Letterman now owns a team and I’m interested to learn more about that. I will watch the race later, though. I was in Indy many times but unfortunately never had the opportunity to see it in person. It’s on my Bucket List, and I really want to see it before it is killed off as we know it.

    • Letterman’s team had three drivers in yesterday’s race. Oddly enough, they were all foreigners. The top driver finished 18th, while Steinbrenner’s driver Devlin DeFrancesco finished 13th. The Steinbrenner team is co-owned by George IV, the oldest grandson of the late New York Yankees owner.

    • @SL: That’s great. There are a lot of people in the world who know how to drive fast. My all time favorites are still Ayrton Senna (brilliant, ultra-hard driving, ultra-competitive, driving the fastest, meanest and most difficult cars (also Honda-powered) in the world – and a tragic loss to F1) and a legendary Rally Car (among other types) racer whose name I can’t believe escapes me at the moment. It’s good for Letterman to broaden the race’s appeal. I wish him good luck and hope he perseveres. He has a reputation for being a perfectionist, not just a funnyman. Owning an Indy team is a full time job with a lot of ups and downs, and I think he’s proven he’s good at that kind of thing.

    • Hans-Joachim Stuck and Walter Röhrl (tie…yeah, I know the controversies. For the purposes of admiring their driving abilities, they don’t matter.)

  4. This vehicle is faster than your Odissey. Have you heard of Checo Perez, he is a great F1 driver from Mexico? My first 8-passenger vehicle was a 1987 Chevy Astro. I loved it but the A/C couldn’t cool the back. In Texas, that was bad.

  5. Lots of people “slammed” Jewel for her rendition of the National Anthem. She didn’t ad-lib the lines, she didn’t break up or mangle it too badly, and overall it’s not the worst rendition I’ve heard. She made it a little more “folk country.” At least she plays her own instruments well.

    First of all, in our Divided States of America, we regularly excoriate singers for their renditions Across the Fruited Plain and from Sea to Shining Sea. I don’t think it was that bad. She does have *some* artistic license and all the lines were there. It was respectful and not an obvious put-down. Man, people are too sensitive. The SSB has 80 words and 19 semitones and is a notoriously difficult song to sing well. We used to use it as a practice song for a chorus in middle school, taught by a demanding instructor, and screwed it up until we got it down. I’d give her an uninflated “B”.

    The only head scratcher: what’s a “Pair Oh Los” fight? She got 79 of the 80 words out pretty well.

    Here’s some lowdown on the “Pair Oh Los” hubbub, yo:


    Listen for yourself and decide:

  6. Well your neighbor started in 15th and finished in 28th, but at least he qualified and completed 183 laps (out of 200), so that’s something.

    • SN: Kyle K. advanced to #7 or #9 for much of the race, I think. Another driver hit a wall, which broke his steering mechanism, which caused the car to spin out of control in front of our neighbor. So I don’t think Kyle can be criticized for his poor finish position.

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