02 March 2010

Surface to recharge batteries...

Ah, another March-and very tired. Been a bit busy being everything to everybody, and not doing spectularly at it, I think.

I think I'm going to hang out the 'Gone Fishin'' sign on the blog for a bit, and step away from this idiot box computer. I may go study the 2010 Cubs roster. That'll make me feel better!

No it won't. They'll be under .500 this year, I think.

Maybe a trip to the tropics! Yeah. A trip to the nation of Margaritaville. Please remain standing for the national anthem:

Or maybe a Cool Change:

Oh yes. The film/TV cars. I suspect that if all of you put your heads together, you probably had all of the right answers. If you don't watch a lot of American stuff, this might be a bit tough.

1) 1974 Dodge Monaco 440-The ex-Mount Prospect Police Department ride of Jake and Elwood Blues in The Blues Brothers.

2) 1981 DeLorean-Back To The Future, of course.

3) 1958 Plymouth Fury-The angry Christine.

4) 1970 Plymouth Valiant-The chased car in Spielberg's first major film, Duel.

5) 1977 Pontiac Trans Am-East Bound and Down, Smokey and the Bandit.

6) 1966 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron-The Green Hornet's car, from the '60s TV show.

7) 1982 Pontiac Trans Am-KITT, from Knight Rider.

8) 1976 Ford Torino 460-V8-Starsky and Hutch.

9) 1969 Ford Granada-The modified Granada was Commander Straker's vehicle in U.F.O..

10) 1969 Dodge Charger-The Dukes of Hazzard's General Lee. YEEEE-HAAAA!!!

11) 1963 Volkswagen Type I-Herbie The Love Bug, Disney's films from the late 1960's/early 1970's

12) 1968 Ford Mustang GT390 Fastback-Steve McQueen's car in Bullitt.

13) 1978 Chevrolet K10 Cheyenne-The truck that Patrick Swayze's character drove one step ahead of the Soviet Desantnyy in Red Dawn.

14) 1943 ALCO M4A3E8-From the forgettable James Garner film, Tank. Garner's character owned an M4 Sherman tank.

15) 1979 Kenworth K-100 Cabover-from the late 70s trucker series BJ and the Bear. I believe in this politically correct era, we'd have to rename it Oral Sex and the Bear.

16) 1974 Kenworth W-925-From another trucking show, Movin' On. Not a bad program if I remember correctly.

17) 1974 Ford Falcon XB-The last of the Interceptors of the Main Force Patrol in the Mad Max series.

18) 1974 AMC Hornet 'X'-The car James Bond did a corkscrew jump with in The Man With The Golden Gun.

19) 1975 AMC Pacer-Garth Elgar's most uncool car in Wayne's World. Excellent!

20) 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III-The possessed car in the film The Car.

21) 1964 Lincoln Continental-The car turned into the Deathmobile in that classic film of college student hijinks, National Lampoon's Animal House.

See! You DID get most of these.

Back in a while. Cheers.

yankeedog out.


  1. AS I thought about 50%, see you when you get back YDog.

  2. Did better than I thought. Cheers mate, see you soon.

  3. I just had a fortnight off work and spent a nice portion of it at the beach (Port Macquarie. Very relaxing it was. See ya when you blog in again.