Creative Clock With Cars

Thought this was a pretty cool clock. 


Instead of just giving you the time (here it is 20:52 or 8:52 pm), the numbers are made up of 3-7 little cars.


When a number changes, cars either drive on or off to form the new ones.


(The “whole” clock is greater than the sum of its cars, which are the “parts”.)


And then some of the drivers actually get out of the car to schmooze or maybe clean their car. 


Very creative and it makes you think.


That’s a good thing. 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Check Out Those Rims

Wow, this was some car that I saw in Florida. 


Pimp my ride! LOL


Check out those awesome gold rims with this blue “oldies” car. 


This was definitely a standout even down there where there are plenty of Bentleys and Lamborghinis driving around. 


The owner of the car gave me a big thumbs up when I tool this photo. 


Hope you enjoy and Shabbat Shalom!


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Hyundai’s Great All-Terrain Concept Car

Very impressed with the Hyundai concept “Walking Car.”


It can drive, walk, and climb. 


I heard that this thing can even climb over walls and jump over gaps!


(Ah, I’m not going to say anything about border security with this–let’s just hope the bad guys don’t get this). 


This is the closest that we’ve come to Hollywood’s Transformers.


This is much more than a vehicle for search and rescue–this is ALL-TERRAIN!


Great job Hyundai–I’d love to test drive this beauty!  😉

Jewish Humor Is Part Of Our Survival

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So the prior Jewish generation (my parents) had a really good sense of humor. 


My dad always had a joke to tell and make people laugh. 


And as the movie, “When Jews Were Funny” portrays, the suffering of the past led to the lighthearted humor of the times. 


From the unbelievable horrors of the Holocaust and pogroms came the yearning for comic relief in the everyday life around us.


We are the survivors! 


And we yearn to go on living and making the world a better place, and you can’t do that from the depths of sorrow and fear.  


In the movie, here were two funny jokes to start your week off with:


1) This old Jewish lady goes through a red light and 2 stop signs, and her husband, Sadie shrieks and says to her, “What are you doing? You just drove through a red light and 2 stop signs!”  And his wife replies, “I didn’t even know that I was driving!”  


2) This Jewish man living in anti-Semitic times trying to hide his Jewishness is reiterating his answers to various questions posed to him to rout him out. He innocently goes, “And when they asked me what religion I am, I fooled them good and told them I was Goyish!”


Yeah, they just don’t tell them like they used to. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Metro Doesn’t Always Get You There

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So today the Washington D.C. Metro has a full suspension of service for at least 24 hours over the entire system


Metro says it is to check safety after a fire on the system on Monday, but the hastiness and extremeness of the action has many scratching their heads and asking “Terror Threat?”


Either way, better safe than sorry!


It’s funny because just on the way home yesterday, I took this photo of what I believe is a advertisement for taking Metro (instead of driving) or for some reason I took it as that. 


Metro is supposed to get you there, but doesn’t always. 


Still better than sitting in traffic or getting tickets downtown. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

I Couldn’t Do It

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No this isn’t my car, but it’s definitely old. 


So we were going to go sell one of our older cars tonight. 


One of the warning lights recently went on and when we took it to the dealer he told us it would be thousands to service it. 


After agonizing about it, we resigned ourselves to just getting rid of it and not investing anymore $$$ in an old car.


We went to the car to empty it and get it ready.


As I watched Dossy cleaning it out, all these memories started racing through my head–seeing Dossy behind the wheel as well the kids. 


Remembering all the good times we had driving here and there together. 


But this was Dossy’s car and it was special to her and I knew it. 


I looked again at her and said, “I can’t do it–let’s just keep it.”


She looked at me–and gave me the biggest smile. 


When we went back inside, she said to me, “You love me!”


And I said, “Of course, I do.”


Now, we get the car fixed–some things you can’t put a price on. 


P.S. Last week, she threatened to move out if I didn’t agree to fix it. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)