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June 7, 2017
Don’t Drive High

You may be like me – someone who associates marijuana with communism, the sitcom Home Improvement, and the rise of soccer in popularity over football in Canada – but once Big Weed has its way, we’ll all be doing wacky tabacky whether we want to or not.

April 20, 2017
Stunt Drivers Need Stunt School

Stunt driving is a lot like making love. If you do it in the proper environment, it can be a beautiful, transcendent experience. If you do it in public, however, it looks stupid and can be dangerous.

March 31, 2017
Cocktail Patent – Reality or Painful Fantasy

I’ve invented a cocktail, a delicious refreshing beverage which I’m sure will alter the course of history. I want to give it to the world but this goes against my nature which says, “find a way to make money.” So, while I perfect it…

March 27, 2017
In Praise of British Drivers

Statistically, Brits make good drivers. In 2015, for instance, 30,000 Americans (population: 320 million) were killed in driving accidents compared with only 2,000 in Britain (population: 64.7 million). Last year, Enterprise Rent-A-Car conducted its annual driving survey and asked British motorists who the best drivers in Europe were. The British voted themselves, which sounds predictable, except that they normally pick the Germans.

March 20, 2017
Car as Classroom

Learning a language while you drive may seem like a logical and productive thing to do, and it is. I’ve been augmenting my weekly Italian lessons by listening to Italian language lessons I buy in iTunes. They aren’t super imaginative. There’s an English speaker…

March 20, 2017
The New Dog Smell

One thing most of us neglect to consider when getting a dog is the smell – specifically, what dogs can do to the interior of a vehicle. People love dogs, but not too many are enamoured with the effect a pungent pooch can have…

April 24, 2016
Minivan = Uncool

You cannot make being a dad cool. It’s impossible. That includes, in the case of the Pacifica, making being uncool hip.

April 15, 2016
I Like Big Buttons and I Cannot Lie

We are getting rid of buttons so we can have touchscreens that feel like buttons.

Orange is in.
March 28, 2016
Go Mango or Go Home

Orange is back. Orange you glad you can buy an orange car?

March 24, 2016
American Twitter Essays

The American Canon – History in 140 Characters or Less