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SouthernDem4ever

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December 10, 2023

The first Youtube video I viewed of a lights display on a house

Can't believe it was 2004

December 10, 2023

Musk Fanboys Melt Down After Ralph Nader-Founded Car Safety Group Trashes Cybertruck

From the Rolling Stone:

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/cybertruck-tesla-elon-musk-car-safety-ralph-nader-1234921888/

Only a select few people who pre-ordered Tesla‘s long-delayed Cybertruck have received one so far — it helps to be Jay Leno, apparently — but fans of the futuristic vehicle have already convinced themselves it’s a flawless product, and another triumph for Elon Musk. And they’re just a tad defensive when someone suggests otherwise.

On Thursday, the Center for Auto Safety took a swipe at the divisive truck in a tweet joking that anyone who drives one is insecure about their “manhood” and was “picked last in gym.” The nonprofit consumer advocacy organization also asserted that the Cybertruck will be “dangerous to everyone else on the road.”

At over 6k lbs no one will ever doubt your manhood again. We get it. You were picked last in gym and now you want revenge. But this isn't the answer. Buying this is why you were picked last. It's desperate and dangerous to everyone else on the road. Stop being picked last. pic.twitter.com/FfsUkz4vbf
— Center for Auto Safety (@Ctr4AutoSafety) December 7, 2023

While the post didn’t specify why the truck could pose a particular hazard, other car safety experts have said that its stiff, stainless-steel panels could contribute to additional damage in collisions with pedestrians, cyclists, and other vehicles. (At the Cybertruck delivery event last month, Musk told prospective owners, “If you have an argument with another car, you will win.”) The truck is currently not available in the European Union due in part to regulatory issues, and a Tesla vice president has confirmed it’s unlikely to ever be sold in that market.

Yet none of these concerns have afflicted Musk’s army of blue-check loyalists on X (formerly Twitter), who also don’t seem to realize that the Center for Auto Safety, founded in 1970 by activist Ralph Nader, and Consumers Union (now Consumers Report), has been instrumental in the recall of millions of defective vehicles and parts in the past half-century.

This can’t be a real organization,” griped one ill-informed Cybertruck defender. “Safest truck ever produced,” replied another, with zero specifics to back up this claim. (Neither U.S. safety regulators nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have tested it to date.) “Ad hominem is always a true indicator of objectivity and critical thinking,” seethed a third. Some paid accounts accused the nonprofit of corruption or being “funded by Big Auto.” (Tesla itself did not immediately respond to a request for comment.)

Read the rest at:
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/cybertruck-tesla-elon-musk-car-safety-ralph-nader-1234921888/

December 9, 2023

Holiday Feast (reposted)

In the remote chance someone hasn't seen this yet

December 9, 2023

ELO - All Over the World


December 9, 2023

Hawaii 5-0 Theme - Morton Stevens



Sorry this was disabled for remote playback. Please click the youtube link to hear this version.
December 9, 2023

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - Spanish Flea

Dating Game anyone?



December 9, 2023

paul mariat - Love is Blue

December 9, 2023

Mason Williams - Classical Gas (1968)

I have heard this done live many times, but nothing ever had the same feeling as this studio orchestra mix.

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